Last day of the RT-type Bus
16mm film Colour Silent 07.04.1979 11:02
Summary: It's standing room only on board the classic RT-Type bus as it makes its way through Barking for the last time.
Title number: 20651
LSA ID: LSA/27209
Description: The RT- Type bus, with a total production run of nearly 7,000 (more than double the number of Routemasters), was on London streets from 1939. This nostalgic film documents its final day after 40 years of service in the capital, as it heads for Barking garage on route 62 on 7 April 1979. Photographers and enthusiasts line the streets of east London to capture the historic moment, while those lucky enough to cram in enjoy the final ride as passengers.
From London Transport Museum.
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