PRESERVED BUSES & COACHES

FLEET No RML 2308
REG CUV 308C
MAKE LEYLAND (now Cummins)
MODEL Routemaster (lengthened)
YEAR 1965
BODY Park Royal Vehicles
OWNER Debbie Avery (The Top Deck Diner), Devon
HISTORY Entered service for London Transport in 1965 at Reigate Garage, in green livery, working routes 410 and 411.  Became the property of London Country Bus Services in 1970, but was bought back by London Transport in June 1979.  It was repainted red and worked route 6 out of Willesden Garage.  In 1993 it was fitted with a Cummins engine, and in 1994 was acquired by Metroline when privatisation took place in London.  After ten years, the vehicle was sold on to Blue Triangle in Essex in 2004, but later the same year was sold on and conversion to a mobile diner was begun. It was introduced as a mobile diner, called "The Top Deck Diner" in 2006, and was photographed below at Romsey, Hampshire in 2007.  It was sold again in 2008 to continue as a diner, based in Devon.
Information from: http://www.topdeckdiner.com/

 

The kitchen area is down stairs.  Upstairs is the main seating area, looking forward (left) and rearward (right).

 
Above photos taken at: Hampshire Pageant of Motoring, Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire.
Taken on: 27th August 2007

 

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Photographs Mike Smith 2010
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