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  • Short Summary

    Men train for careers as bus drivers and bus conductors.

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    No title. M/S of a bus conductor on the top deck of an open topped bus. Several business men and women passengers are riding the bus. The conductor takes fares and issues tickets. "Of course, he cannot do this, and his other duties, without training. He must go to school and learn the rules of the game..." M/S of a classroom full of bus conductors. A teacher stands at the front of the class beside a blackboard. The words: "Confidence, Tact, Courtesy and Service" are written on the board. "He is taught to handle the many varieties of tickets..." C/U of man looking at various tickets and writing notes. "...and the art of punching. (the tickets, of course)." M/S of a group of four conductors standing beside a bus with the teacher. One of the conductors practices punching tickets. The teacher examines his work.

    "The driver, too, must learn his part. The mysteries of the chassis and engine are revealed to him..." M/S of large number of conductors leaning over the chassis of a bus. A man in a white jacket describes parts of the construction to the conductors. Various shots of the men being taught about the workings of the bus. "Such auxiliaries as the emergency lifting gear is in his curriculum..." M/S of man jacking up the bus as a colleague places a block under the wheel. "On a specially prepared ground he learns how to deal with skidding.." M/S of a trolley bus skidding around on a wet training road. "Ever had this slippery feeling?" Point of view shot from on board the bus as it slides around. "The difficulty of these skids well prepare him for the much smaller ones he will encounter on the road." Another shot of the skidding bus. "Then comes his first run out...." C/U of bus driver with two men sitting beside him as he drives the bus. He does a hand signal. "...and finally after a month's hard training" C/U of man driving a bus.

    Was probably an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 452.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    998.17
    Media URN:
    36584
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:40:00 / 01:47:54:00
    Canister:
    EP 291

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