The London Country RN Reliance Buses

Individual bus histories

This page created 27th October 2002 by Ian Smith

Note: these histories are in process of collection, with fragments of information added from a variety of sources. Any additional information is very welcome.
Particularly useful has been a large amount of allocations and transfers information supplied by R.Cains.

RN 1  MRR 811K   1972    new to Barton Transport, Nottingham, #1229:
                         AEC Reliance, Plaxton coach body, 3+2 seating: B64F
                 9/77 RG bought by London Country: to store at Reigate: change to B60F
                10/77 LH into service on 418 (Leatherhead)
                 4/78 RG transfer
                11/78 RG used on 439
                 3/79 GD transfer (Godstone)
                 7/79 GD into store
                 9/79 CW to Crawley Works overhaul
                11/79 RG from o/h
                 80-1 RG
                 6/82 RG in store, and out
                 1983 RG
                 8/84 WY transfer (Addlestone)
                 4/85 WY
                 1985 WY used on 456
                 8/86 WY used on 770
                 9/86 WY allocated to London Country South-West
                 3/87 WY LCSW: to Gatwick Engineering and back
                10/88 WY withdrawn
                 5/89    bought by Spence, Thorpe Bay..
                 5/89    on loan to S&M, Corringham

RN 2  MRR 802K   1972    new to Barton Transport, Nottingham, #1220:
                         AEC Reliance, Plaxton coach body, 3+2 seating: B64F
                  /77 RG bought by London Country: to store at Reigate: change to B60F
                      LH into service (Leatherhead)
                 4/78 RG transfer
                 7/79 CW to Crawley Works overhaul
                12/79 DS from o/h (Dorking)
                 80-1 DS
                 3/82 DS used on 714
                 83-4 DS
                 4/85 DS
                11/85 DS repaint
                 9/86 DS allocated to London Country South-West
                 3/87 DS LCSW 
                10/88 DS withdrawn
                11/88    bought by Spence, Thorpe Bay
                11/88    loaned to S&M Travel (Benfleet) for Mobile Oil contract 
              by 2/89    sold to Allco for spares reclamation
              by 4/89    to Wigley (Carlton) for scrap
             by 11/89    scrapped

RN 3  MRR 803K   1972    new to Barton Transport, Nottingham, #1221:
                         AEC Reliance, Plaxton coach body, 3+2 seating: B64F
                 6/77 RG bought by London Country: to store at Reigate: change to B60F
                 9/77 DS into service (Dorking)
                12/78 DS into store..
                12/78 LH ..change store (Leatherhead)
                 1/79 GD transfer (Godstone)
                 4/79 DS transfer
                 5/79 DS into store
                 6/79 CW to Crawley Works overhaul
                 7/79 RG from o/h
                 7/80 GD transfer..
                 7/80 GF ..transfer (Guildford)
                12/80 GF used on 715
                      GF used on 854
                 81-2 GF
                 9/83 CM transfer (Chelsham)
                 1984 CM
                 4/85 CM
                 9/86    allocated to London Country South-West
                 3/87    LCSW
                10/88 CM withdrawn
                11/88 CM in store, withdrawn..
                12/88 CM reinstated
                 1/89 CY transfer into store..
                 1/89 CM ..and return
                 5/89 CM withdrawn again
                 5/89    bought by Spence, Thorpe Bay..
                 5/89    on loan to S&M, Corringham

RN 4  MRR 804K   1972    new to Barton Transport, Nottingham, #1222:
                         AEC Reliance, Plaxton coach body, 3+2 seating: B64F
                 6/77 RG bought by London Country: to store at Reigate: change to B60F
                      LH into service (Leatherhead)
                 4/78 RG transfer
                 6/79 CW to Crawley Works overhaul
                 8/79 DS from o/h (Dorking)
                12/81 CM transfer, trainer (Chelsham)..
                12/81 DS ..and return
                 82-4 DS
                 4/85 DS
                 9/86 DS allocated to London Country South-West
                 3/87 DS LCSW
                 9/88 RG transfer
                11/88 RG withdrawn
                11/88    bought by Spence, Thorpe Bay
                11/88    loaned to S&M Travel (Benfleet) for Mobile Oil contract

RN 5  MRR 805K   1972    new to Barton Transport, Nottingham, #1223:
                         AEC Reliance, Plaxton coach body, 3+2 seating: B64F
                 7/77 RG bought by London Country: to store at Reigate: change to B60F
                      LH into service (Leatherhead)
                 5/78 GD transfer (Godstone)
                 1/79 WY transfer into store (Addlestone)
                 4/79 GD transfer
                 5/79 GD into store
                 6/79 CW to Crawley Works overhaul
                 7/79 GD from o/h
                11/80 DS transfer (Dorking)
                 1/81 GD transfer
                12/81 CM transfer (Chelsham)
                 82-4 CM
                 4/85 CM
                 9/86    allocated to London Country South-West
                 3/87 RG LCSW: to Gatwick Engineering and back
                 9/88 RG withdrawn
                11/88    bought by Spence, Thorpe Bay
                11/88    loaned to S&M Travel (Benfleet) for Mobile Oil contract

RN 6  MRR 806K   1972    new to Barton Transport, Nottingham, #1224:
                         AEC Reliance, Plaxton coach body, 3+2 seating: B64F
                 8/77 RG bought by London Country: to store at Reigate: change to B60F
                10/77 LH into service on 418, 462 (Leatherhead)
                 5/78 GD transfer (Godstone)
                 6/78 GD used on 709
                 3/79 CW to Crawley Works overhaul
                 6/79 GD from o/h
                12/81 CM transfer (Chelsham)
                 82-4 CM
                 4/85 CM
                 9/86    allocated to London Country South-West
                 3/87    LCSW
                10/88 CM withdrawn
                11/88 CM in store, withdrawn..
                12/88 CM reinstated
                 1/89 CM withdrawn
                 2/89    bought by Spence, Thorpe Bay
                 2/89    loaned to S&M Travel (Benfleet) for Mobile Oil contract

RN 7  MRR 807K   1972    new to Barton Transport, Nottingham, #1225:
                         AEC Reliance, Plaxton coach body, 3+2 seating: B64F
                 7/77 RG bought by London Country: to store at Reigate: change to B60F
                 9/77 DS into service (Dorking)
                12/77 DS used on 714 Relief
                 4/78 DS accident damage: into store
                 7/78 NF change store (Northfleet)
                11/78 DS return to service
                 5/79 CW to Crawley Works overhaul
                 7/79 RG from o/h
                 80-3 RG
                 8/84 WY transfer (Addlestone)
                 4/85 WY
                 9/86 WY allocated to London Country South-West
                 3/87 WY LCSW: to Gatwick Engineering and back
                 9/88 WY withdrawn..
                 9/88 RG ..into store
              by 2/89    bought by Spence, Thorpe Bay, as store

RN 8  MRR 808K   1972    new to Barton Transport, Nottingham, #1226:
                         AEC Reliance, Plaxton coach body, 3+2 seating: B64F
                 6/77 RG bought by London Country: to store at Reigate: change to B60F
                      LH into service (Leatherhead)
                 4/78 DS transfer (Dorking)
                 5/78 LH return
                 9/78 GD transfer (Godstone)
                 1/79 RG transfer into store
                 3/79 CW to Crawley Works overhaul
                 7/79 DS from o/h
                 80-3 DS
                 6/84 SA transfer (St.Albans
                 4/85 SA)
                 6/85 RG transfer
                11/85 RG repaint
                      CM
                 2/88 RG transfer
                 9/86 RG allocated to London Country South-West
                 3/87 RG LCSW
                 9/88 RG withdrawn
                10/88    bought by Spence, Thorpe Bay
                10/88    loaned to S&M Travel (Benfleet) for Mobile Oil contract
              by 2/89    bought by DGB Products, Manningtree as mobile workshop

RN 9  MRR 809K   1972    new to Barton Transport, Nottingham, #1227:
                         AEC Reliance, Plaxton coach body, 3+2 seating: B64F
                 9/77 RG bought by London Country: to store at Reigate: change to B60F
                10/77 LH into service on 418 (Leatherhead)
                 7/78 LH used on 418
                 9/78 GD transfer (Godstone)
                 6/79 CW to Crawley Works overhaul
                 8/79 GD from o/h
                12/80 GD into store..
                12/80 WY ..change store (Addlestone)
                 3/81 DS transfer (Dorking)
                 6/81 DS used on 406F on Derby Day
                 82-4 DS
                 4/85 DS
                      SA (St.Albans)
                 9/85 WY transfer (Addlestone)
                 9/86    allocated to London Country South-West
                 3/87 WY LCSW: to Gatwick Engineering and back
                10/88 WY withdrawn
                11/89 WY in store, withdrawn..
                11/89 DS change store
                 1/89 DS in store, withdrawn
                 2/89    bought by Spence, Thorpe Bay
                 2/89    sold to M&T Spares, Scunthorpe for scrap

RN 10 MRR 810K   1972    new to Barton Transport, Nottingham, #1228:
                         AEC Reliance, Plaxton coach body, 3+2 seating: B64F
                 7/77 RG bought by London Country: to store at Reigate: change to B60F
                 9/77 LH trainer (Leatherhead)
                      CW Crawley Works
                 5/78 LH return (Leatherhead)..
                 5/78 DS ..transfer (Dorking)
                 7/79 CW to overhaul
                 7/79 RG from o/h
                 80-4 RG
                 4/85 RG
                      HH (Hemel Hempstead)
                 1/86 WY transfer (Addlestone)
                 9/86 WY allocated to London Country South-West
                 3/87 WY LCSW
                 9/88 GF transfer (Guildford)
                 2/89 GF withdrawn 
                 2/89    bought by Spence, Thorpe Bay

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