• Short Summary

    Visnews films the unloading January 8 at Colombo, Ceylon, of 50 London double decker buses, sold to ease Colombo's transport problem - too few buses for too many people.

  • Description

    Visnews films the unloading January 8 at Colombo, Ceylon, of 50 London double decker buses, sold to ease Colombo's transport problem - too few buses for too many people.

    They arrived, lined up on the deck of the liner "Tide Crest", looking a little as though still in convoy halted in some traffic jam in Central London.

    Their bright red paint shone in the Ceylonese sun, their publicity signs still urging Londoners to stake money on this football pool or to buy that brand of tea. Tea...from the land of tea: Ceylon.

    Now these buses have died in the hearts of Londoners. Last year's bus strike made them disdainful. Bus passengers became tube travellers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA38JJQKTPUV889Z2F1KQPLH85D
    Media URN:
    VLVA38JJQKTPUV889Z2F1KQPLH85D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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