PRESERVED BUSES & COACHES

FLEET No RM 1033
REG DSL 540 formerly 33 CLT
MAKE AEC (now Scania DS9 engined)
MODEL Routemaster
YEAR 1962
BODY Park Royal H36/28R  
OWNER Peter Comfort (member of  New Forest Commercial Vehicle Owners Club)
HISTORY Registered 33 CLT with London Transport, it initially operated from Middle Row (North Kensington) garage on trolleybus replacement routes 18 and 293.  Later it operated routes 11, 12, 36, and 159 from Stockwell, Camberwell, and New Cross garages. Following privatisation of London Transport in 1994, it passed to London Central, spending over 25 years at those garages.  It was re-engined with a Scania DS9, re-registered, and refurbished between 1998 and 2000.  Withdrawn in 2005 after last day of route 36 crew operation.  Acquired by Ensignbus and then bought for preservation by present owner, who has carried out major renovation and restoration work.
Information from: http://s262662507.websitehome.co.uk/page44.html

 

Above photos taken at: Brijan Tours Open Day (vintage bus and coach show), Bottings Industrial Estate, Botley, Hants
Taken on: 19th April 2009

 

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