PRESERVED BUSES & COACHES

FLEET No RM 980
REG USK 625 formerly WLT 980
MAKE AEC
MODEL Routemaster
YEAR 1961
BODY Park Royal H36/28R  
OWNER Peter Warrener (member of  New Forest Commercial Vehicle Owners Club)
HISTORY Registered WLT 980 with London Transport, and entered service at West Ham garage in November 1961.  In 1988 it was sold to United Counties, and operated at Corby.  In 1989 she was transferred to Stagecoach East Midlands, was reregistered to USK 625 in 1992, and continued service there until 1994 when the vehicle was transferred to Stagecoach Scotland, and used by Bluebird Buses of Perth.  In 1998 it returned to London, was repainted red and operated routes for Stagecoach East London, including route 15.  It was finally sold by Stagecoach in 2003, and was bought by Peter Warrener for preservation.

Information from: http://s262662507.websitehome.co.uk/page44.html AND
http://www.countrybus.org/RM/RM7g09.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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Above photo taken at: Provincial Society Bus Rally, Fareham, Hants
Date: 7th August 2011

 

 

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Photographs Mike Smith 2010/2011
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