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Edinburgh Buses


Edinburgh Buses

Ref: IT1116D


The city of Edinburgh has always been a favourite place for the bus enthusiast to visit. The smart madder and white buses have been an attraction for many years. This video programme is a presentation of Edinburgh buses from the 1960’s to end of the first decade of the twenty first century. We concentrate mainly on the vehicles of Edinburgh City Transport, now operating as Lothian Buses. Many other operators serve Edinburgh from the erstwhile Scottish Bus Group to the likes of First and Stagecoach today. Vehicles can be seen from these fleets as well as the many sightseeing buses mostly in open top form, but we concentrate on the ‘Edinburgh’ ones.

We start with some cine film from the 1960’s, unfortunately not of high quality, but considering the vehicles portrayed on it vitally important. Apart from the vehicles of the day it shows three demonstrators on loan to Edinburgh City Transport in the shape of A.E.C. Renown 7552 MX, Leyland Atlantean KTD 551C and Daimler Fleetline 565 CRW. Very rare footage indeed, that also includes brand new 101 (YSG 101) the three door Leyland Leopard, now in preservation. We then jump to some brief video shot in the 1990’s. The years 2002 and 2003 are covered with some re-edited footage which appeared on our ‘Scottish Weekend’ programme released in 2004, showing many Olympians in service along side the new order of the day – the low floor vehicles.

Bringing the story up to date we show footage filmed in 2008 and 2009. By now the fleet is very modern, with the old madder and white livery almost disappearing and being taken over by the new ‘harlequin’ style. This still features some of the old shades! On the vehicle front most of the ‘step entrance’ vehicles have left the fleet, with only one appearing on the 2009 footage, the very last in service, being withdrawn a few weeks after we filmed it in action. Our final shots are at Ocean Terminal where there is a mock up of the new Edinburgh tram that is due to enter service in 2011/12, the shape of things to come! There is plenty of action for you to enjoy. It is fascinating to see the fleet develop over the years. Just for good measure we finish off with two Photo Galleries from our own archives, one covering 1974, the other 1984. So sit back and see five decades of Edinburgh Buses passing in front of you from your favourite armchair!

Filmed: 2002/3/8/9




Filmed by/when: 2002/3/8/9
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Running Time: 71-mins (1hr 11mins)

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Edinburgh Buses Revisited


Edinburgh Buses Revisited

Ref: IT1164D


The independent transport videos cameras have returned to Edinburgh to update the bus scene in the Capital city of Scotland. Quite a lot has changed since our last programme which was filmed in 2008/9. The Lothian Buses fleet is now 100% low floor and the harlequin livery is now being replaced by a stylised version of the madder and white scheme which now features the fashionable curves of the day. The presence of Firstbus is diminished in our 2012 footage as the services are being replaced by ‘East Lothian Buses’ a new subsidiary of the parent fleet in an all over white livery, but a good variety of Firstbus vehicles appear on our 2011 filming. Also new to Lothian Buses are a fleet of Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 Hybrid buses in a smart variation of the standard livery, where a Champagne gold colour is substituted for the white.

We start our programme on Princes Street in August 2011. There is plenty of action for you to enjoy as we film in many locations along this busy thoroughfare before moving to The Mound and Frederick Street for further shots. Our 2012 footage also starts in Princes Street, offering an interesting comparison with the previous years filming. We then take a ride on one of the new Alexander Dennis Enviro 400H vehicles.

We join 204 (LB61 BUS) in St. David Street for a journey to Western Harbour on service 10. An interesting ride through the streets passing similar vehicles on the same route as well as many other types. From Western Harbour we return to Princes Street onboard similar bus 211 (SN61 BBX), this time travelling on the lower deck, taking in the sights and sounds of the journey. With more footage being shot on Princes Street and St. David Street our filming then concludes on North Bridge as the sun starts to set on this beautiful city full of interesting buses.

We also include a ‘Bonus Disc’ that features archive film from the 1960’s of Corporation buses running alongside various Scottish Bus Group buses and coaches. Also video footage from the late 1980’s and early 1990’s of Lothian Buses in service as well as some interesting visiting buses to the streets of Edinburgh. We are sure you will enjoy these fascinating scenes from a bygone age!



Published by: Independent Transport Videos
Filmed by/when: 2012 & late 1980s
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9 on disk 1, 4:3 on disk 2
Running Time: 83mins (1hr 23mins)

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Edinburgh Buses Revisited 2013


Edinburgh Buses Revisited 2013

Ref: IT1183D


Edinburgh Buses - Revisited 2013

We start our 2013 programme at the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum at Lathalmond, Fife with a review of the former Edinburgh buses either resident or visiting the museum on their annual open weekend that takes place in August. From the Guy Arab III single decker 739 (ESG 652) through to Leyland Titans, Atlanteans and Olympians, they are all captured, some operating on the ‘internal bus service’ that operates around the site. The independent transport videos cameras now move to the capital city of Scotland to record the current scene. Since our last visit a batch of Volvo 7900 Hybrid single deckers have entered service on route 1. Like the ADL 400H double deckers which we featured on our last programme, they are smartly turned out in the gold livery. There are now fewer buses in the ‘harlequin’ livery and we also observe buses from FirstBus in their new colours.

Our filming starts at Waterloo Place and we then move to Princes Street which is almost ready for the trams which will start operating in early 2014. Most types of vehicles are seen here, including some of the ‘ERM’ class of open top AEC Routemaster operating in sightseeing Mac Tours livery now operated by Lothian Buses. A good deal of action is filmed on the busy Lothian Road as the buses turn from and into Princes Street. We then visit Queensferry Street, The Mound and The Royal Mile. At North Bridge we see some of the integral Scania OmniCity double deckers which were formally used on the Airport service. We return to Princes Street and board Volvo 7900 Hybrid, 1 (LB13 BUS) on route 1 towards Clermiston. It is interesting to hear this vehicle in service, as the engine cuts out at bus stops, then pulls away with the electric motor before the diesel engine takes over. We return to the city centre on board sister vehicle number 2 (HY13 BUS). With more filming at Leith Walk and Princes Street we board ADL 400H, 215 (SN61 BCK) for a ‘cab ride’ to Ingliston Park & Ride on service X12. Filmed along most of the route we see all of the action as our camera records the journey from the front, alongside the driver of this superb modern vehicle.

As a bonus we present three visits to the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum at Lathalmond. Our visits start in 2011 and continue in 2012 and 2013. There is plenty of action covering a wide variety of vehicles in various liveries moving around the site at the annual open weekends.

We are sure you will enjoy the variety offered on this programme – the main feature of course is Edinburgh buses, but the visits to Lathalmond reminds us of what has gone before!



Published by: Independent Transport Videos
Filmed by/when: 2011/2012/2013
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Running Time: 79mins (1hr 19mins)

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Lathalmond - The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum


Lathalmond - The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum

Ref: IT1117D


The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum based at Lathalmond near Dunfermline is a gem for the bus enthusiast, featuring preserved buses and coaches from all over the British Isles, but majoring on the fleets of Scotland in the years gone by. Our cameras visited here in 2005 and 2009 to record the events of the Open Weekend that is a must on the enthusiasts calendar in mid August each year.

We open the programme in 2005 at the Rally site, showing some of the attending vehicles before jumping on board a 1943 Guy Arab II CDR 679, restored to a wartime grey livery for the brief run to Dunfermline bus station. At the bus station we linger to record the modern day operations of Stagecoach Fife. The return to the site is on board another Guy Arab, this time mark III GVD 47, a Duple bodied example that used to operate with McGill’s of Barrhead.

Another feature of the Open Weekend is the Sunday morning road run through the beautiful Fife countryside. We travel on former Bristol Omnibus, Bristol RELL6L 1257 (DAE 511K), smartly turned out in Badgerline livery. This combination of Bristol/ECW vehicle was rare in Scotland, with only Alexander Fife operating the type!

Our return in 2009 is covered in more detail, with a good deal of the operation on the rally site being recorded over the two days. Look out for CDR 679 out of its wartime guise and now repainted in the rich colours of AA Motor Services of Ayr. Also Blackpool Corporation Leyland Titan number 501 displaying a different route destination on each run it makes on the internal bus service! Rides to Dunfermline this time are provided by the former China Motor Bus, Alexander bodied Guy Victory 2 for a return trip, and the beautifully restored Central S.M.T. Bristol Lodekka LD6G, B87, for a one way trip to Dunfermline. An interesting comparison of vehicle types for you to enjoy. This video makes an interesting companion to our "Scottish Weekend" titles that feature previous visits to the Museum and Glasgow and Endinburg in recent years as well as "Edinburgh Buses", "Edinburgh Buses Revisited" and "Edinburgh Buses Revisted 2013".



Published by: Independent Transport Videos
Filmed by/when: 2011/2012/2013
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9
Running Time: 79mins (1hr 19mins)

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