• Short Summary

    London trolley buses are broken down for scrap.

  • Description

    Colindale, London.

    Bright red London trolley bus is pushed past the camera by a bulldozer. It is the "end of the line" for this and other trolley buses as this is a breakers yard. Four men with breaking tools climb aboard the bus. Seats are thrown out of the windows, windows are smashed out, the interior is broken up.

    M/S of pile of seats which have been taken out of the bus. These are kept for resale while the bus proper is wanted for scrap. Various shots of bodywork of buses being thrown around. Narrator describes how this is a depressing sight for those fond of the trolley bus as the chassis of a bus is wheeled past the camera.

    Note: according to paperwork the company featured in George Cohen's. Alternative spelling for search purposes - trolleybuses.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    93.01
    Media URN:
    2481
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:25:00 / 01:01:56:00
    Canister:
    CP 237

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Bright red London trolley bus" - it's a Leyland D2 trolleybus, fleet number 453.

    Clarifying the cataloguer's note at the end of the text, the breaker's yard featured here is indeed that of George Cohen.

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