Buses on Screen > Television > Television C > Calendar (Yorkshire TV magazine show, 1968-)

Calendar (Yorkshire TV magazine show, 1968-)
Viewable at the Yorkshire Film Archive, the 8th March 1988 edition of Yorkshire TV's evening magazine show included a report on Optare, the bus builder that was created from the remains of Charles H Roe, based in Crossgates, Leeds.
The report opens with a view of Leeds Bus Station, featuring Bristol VRTs and Leyland Olympians:
Leeds traffic:
Back at Leeds Bus Station York-West Riding 15 (PWW708R), a Leyland Leopard/Alexander, turns away from the camera:
Our reporter addresses the camera aboard Yorkshire Rider 2011 (E211PWY), a 1987 Optare City Pacer:
Photographs of Charles Roe built buses follow, including Teeside Railless Traction 23, a Daimler CM/Roe new 1926, a Burnley Corporation AEC Regent and Grimsby-Cleethorpes 48 (AML663), an AEC Q/Roe new 1933:
Footage of bus assembly at the Crossgates works:
More recent Roe output included RLN236W, a Leyland-DAB artic supplied to British Airways at Heathrow Airport, but these views are followed by shots of derelict buses
A flyer for the Optare Starrider, this one in Yorkshire Rider livery:
Yorkshire Rider 2011 (E211PWY) appears again, this time with two vehicles in background from Yorkshire Traction, a Bristol VRTSL and a Leyland Olympian:
An artist's impression of the City Pacer:
Another City Pacer seen in action is Leeds City Council's O491 (D91MWU), which demonstrates its rear chairlift:
In the works we see a Starrider under construction alongside a yellow City Pacer, and more City Pacers lined up behind:
The report concludes with an unregistered Optare Intercity Pacer:
Created with Boltwire.
All the movies, TV programmes and clips referred to remain the copyright of their respective owners, and no infringement is intended by reproducing screen captures on this website.
Click here for information about how Buses on Screen uses cookies.