PRESERVED BUSES & COACHES

FLEET No RM 1010
REG 10 CLT  (USA Reg:  H517592)
MAKE AEC
MODEL Routemaster
YEAR 1962
BODY Park Royal - converted to open top in 1996
OWNER The Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
HISTORY RM 1010 was new in 1962 at Stonebridge garage for route 18, and remained there until 1967.  She was sold in 1987 and spent the next five years in Scotland as a service bus.  In 1993 she was sold on for service in Manchester.  In 1996 she was converted to open top, and saw service in Scarborough until the end of the decade.  She was in Edinburgh from 2001 on city tours, and received a Cummins engine in 2004.  In 2009 was fitted with an offside door, repainted London red, and exported to Virginia, USA.  She was acquired by the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach in 2010, and is in regular use conveying passengers between the beach front and the museum, and on local tours.

 

 

This view shows the additional passenger door for use in the USA.

 
Above photos taken at: 24th Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
Taken on: 7th July 2011

 

 

Above photo taken at: Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
Taken on: 21st July 2010

 

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