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Far East Bus Fleets
China Motor Bus - Retrospective

This video takes a look back at the well loved China Motor Bus company of Hong Kong.

We use edited footage from some of our previous videos that featured CMB in everyday service in Hong Kong, together with unseen footage taken in 1993.  We show former short Fleetline SF31 operating at the Scottish Bus Museum at Lathalmond, Fife, Scotland - a long way from its regular route 15 to the Peak!  We feature the ML (Super Metrobus) class operating in Hong Kong - and then follow some examples to their new homes in Australia and London.

All 10 of the LM class, 11 metre Leyland Olympians, were transferred from CMB to New World First Bus in Hong Kong.  Soon after they all left for further use in England with First Group.  They found themselves operating with First Pennine, then with First Manchester after transferring to their Queens Road garage.   We follow their progress from Hong Kong to the UK, and see them operating on the busy Manchester to Rochdale service. We then have the pleasure of taking 3003 (K483EUX) - formally LM7 (FW3152) on a trip to Middleton and then into and around Central Manchester, amongst the trams.  She also meets up with a former Stagecoach Kenya 3-axle Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Dragon and an ex.Salford Corporation Leyland Titan PD2!

We finish the programme with a selection of stills of CMB vehicles from the late 1980’s.

 Filmed :  2002
 Duration :  72 minutes (approx).
 Price :  Within UK - 16
   Rest of world - 18
 Format :  DVD -R
 Order Ref :  D022

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