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RM1 (55k)
 RM1
Chiswick Works
RM1 (67k
 RM1
Chiswick Works
RM1 (122k)
 RM1
Pump House Museum
RM2 (73k)
 RM2
Syon Park
[upper left]LT sold RM1 in 1973 to the Lockheed Brakes company who used it as a research vehicle.  RM 1 was returned to LT ownership in mid 1981, and, having spent many months down in the "Chiswick Dip", it is seen here by the Experimental Shop in Sept 1980.
[centre left]Rear view taken at the same time.  The Routemaster in front of RM1 is experimental RM116, and just visible is Metro-Scania MS2.
[centre right]The LT Museum received RM1 into its collection for safekeeping and restoration by apprentices at Aldenham Works.  RM1 seen in 2003 at the Walthamstow Pump House Museum.
[upper right]Withdrawn from driver training duties in 1972, RM2 was used as the testbed for the Silver Jubilee livery and the "Shillibeer" 150th Anniversary livery worn by twelve RMs in 1979.


RM2 (101k)
 RM2
Golders Green Station
RM6 (105k)
 RM6
Southern AEC Rally
RM66 (87k)
 RM66
North Weald
RM66 (82k)
 RM66
North Weald
[upper left]RM2 was repainted in almost original livery (it was green at the very beginning) and is seen at Golders Green on the 25th anniversary road-run, Feb 8th 1981.
[centre left]Right up to date, Arriva RM6 in Golden Jubilee livery alongside RT4712 at the Southern AEC Rally in Sept 2003.
[centre right]A Routemaster missing its upper deck is a strange sight indeed.  Former RM66 was very professionally converted to a recovery vehicle, recalling the days when LT and other bus undertakings rebuilt retired buses into special purpose service vehicles.  It is seen at North Weald in June 1989, looking very nice in green & cream livery (repainted later into red & cream).  The bonnet number is 66RM.
[upper right]Near side rear view of '66RM' showing the very high standard of conversion.


RM89 (98k)
 RM318
West Hampstead
RM450 (112k)
 RM450
North Weald
RML in Aldenham (58k)
 RML
Aldenham
RM931 (57k)
 RM931
BX Garage
RM952 (112k)
 RM952
New Barnet Station
[upper left]Streatham's RM318 at the West Hampstead terminus of route 159.
[centre left]Open top RM450 from the Original London Sightseeing Tour fleet demonstrates the wheelchair lift conversion.  North Weald, June 1989.
[centre]Unidentified RML during overhaul at Aldenham Works in 1983.
[centre right]Cannibalised RM931 at Bexleyheath Garage missed an overhaul and still had gold fleetnames and fleetnumbers when photographed in April 1979.
[upper right]RM952 from Finchley Garage turns at New Barnet Station on route 26.


RM body in Aldenham (49k)
 RM
Aldenham
RM1128 (99k)
 RM1128
Bexleyheath Garage
RM1177 (119k)
 RM1177
New Barnet
RM1177 (144k)
 RM1177
New Barnet
RM1368 (99k)
 RM1368
North Weald
[upper left]RM body high up on the overhead gantry at Alndenham Works in 1983.
[centre left]Like RM931 above, cannibalised RM1128 at Bexleyheath Garage also missed an overhaul and still had gold fleetnames and fleetnumbers when photographed in April 1979.
[centre]RM1177 from Finchley Garage struggles up Longmore Avenue, New Barnet, in the heavy snow which brought traffic to a standstill early in 1979.
[centre right]Another view of RM1177.  Nice Mini 1275GT!
[upper right]RM1368 lost its upper deck in an arson attack at Tottenham Garage on New Year's Eve, 1974.  It was rebuilt to single deck at Aldenham Works in 1975 and allocated to the Experimental Department at LT Chiswick Works.  Seen at North Weald in June 1982.


RMC1461 (95k)
 RMC1461
Upton Park Garage
RMC1465 (82k)
 RMC1465
Swanley Garage
RMC1490 (82k)
 RMC1490
Covent Garden
RMC1507 (96k)
 RMC1507
Chiswick Works
RMC1520 (46k)
 RMC1520
SJ Garage

RM1913 (70k)
 RM1913
Aldenham
RM1919 (106k)
 RM1919
Haymarket
RM2155 (88k)
 RM2155
Finchley Road
RM2158 (93k)
 RM2158
Hyde Park Corner
RM2188 (100k)
 RM2184  &  RM2188
Oxford Street

RCL2240 (84k)
 RCL2240
Hatfield Garage
RCL2260 (105k)
 RCL2260
Park Lane
RML2451 (134k)
 RML2451
Hatfield Garage
RML2508 (124k)
 RML2508
Finchley Garage
RML2615 (112k)
 RML2615
Verney Junction


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