Prepared on Notepad by Ian Smith,
Created on 10th Sept 1998, updated 25th February 2016.

Bus Histories: RCL2218-2260

These histories are incomplete. They are being assembled from data as I collect it from a multiplicity of sources. If you have anything to help, please e-mail me.

RCL 2218  CUV 218C  5/65    new to Aldenham
                    5/65 RE mechanical trainer
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726
                    66-7 RE
                    1/68 RE to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                   11/68 RE into store
                   12/68 RE ..and out
                    1/70 RE transfer to London Country
                    1/72 RG transfer, downgraded to bus
                    1972 RG on 414 to Horsham, green, yellow band, polo
                         CM stored, withdrawn
                    3/78    purchased by LT
                    2/79 SE trainer
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    1980 SF in service on 149
                    3/84 SF w/d from service 
                    1996    mobile family day-centre, London Borough of Redbridge
                   12/05    bought by Mr R.Morgan, Birmingham
                    3/08    at Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington
                by 12/14    bought by The Red Bus Company, County Armagh

RCL 2219  CUV 219C  5/65    new to Aldenham
                    5/65 RE trainer
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726
                    66-7 RE
                    1/68 RE to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                   11/68 RE into store, and out again
                    1/70 RE transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                         DS stored, withdrawn
                    3/78    purchased by LT
                   12/78 M  trainer
                    7/79 M  trainer LT, NBC green, still LC fleetnames!
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    1980 EM in service on 149
                    2/85 EM w/d from service
                    2/85    bought by District Line Athletic Club, Acton Town
                    6/87    bought by Birmingham and Midlands Museum of Transport: GreenLine. 
                    1998    preserved, BAMMOT 
                    3/08    BAMMOT

RCL 2220  CUV 220C  5/65    new to Aldenham
                    5/65 GY stored
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726
                    1966 RE
                   12/67 RE into store
                    1/68 RE to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return to service
                    1/70 RE transfer to London Country
                    1/72 RG transfer, downgraded to bus
                    1972 RG on 405 to Crawley, Croydon, green, yellow band
                    3/79    sold to Wombwell diesels for scrap
                    7/79    purchased by LT, stored at Royal Albert Dock 
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                   11/80 EM into service on 149
                            stored
                    1986    refurbished for LT Commercial Operations Unit
                    1986 B  in service on Original London Transport Sightseeing Tour
                    1987    doors fitted
                    4/88 WD transfer of London Coaches
                    1990    tape playing equipment fitted
                    1991    converted to open-top (convertible) (Kent Engineering)
                    5/92 WD privatised to London Coaches.
                    1998 WD Arriva London Coaches
                    4/99 WD at Cobham Open Day, red London Coaches livery
                    2000    Arriva TOLST
                   11/01 PT bought by Ensignbus
                   11/01 PTused on rail replacement services
                    9/04 PT used on last-RML day on 73
                    7/07 PT used on rail replacement, Central Line
                    4/08 PT Ensignbus: hired by UKIP for London elections
                    4/11 PT London Marathon transport 
                   10/11 PT used at "World Skills London" event
                    7/12 PT vinyl-wrapped for BOSCO sportswear
                   11/13    bought by Stephensons, Rochford, Essex
                    2/14    bought by Central Buses, Birmingham

RCL 2221  CUV 221C  5/65    new to Aldenham
                    5/65 GY stored
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726
                    66-7 RE
                    3/68 RE to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 RE transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus: lemon stripe, flying polo
                    4/72 RG used on 414
                         CM stored, withdrawn
                    3/78    purchased by LT
                   12/78 M  trainer (for 2 weeks), NBC green
                    1/79    converted to exhibition/cinema bus
                    3/79 CA Shillibeer livery at celebrations.
                    5/79    transfer to service fleet
                    1981    repainted to red with yellow band/window trims.
                    5/81 CS
                    6/82    at Covent Garden, red, deep yellow band & trim	
                    1983 AT at Acton Works, red, yellow band, bullseye
                    4/85 AT to London Underground Distribution Services, Acton
                    1/86    transferred to Central Distribution Services, LRT.
                    1989    white/green livery, UK tour re lead-free fuels
                    1998    still for hire, CDS.
                    3/08    CDS, Acton
                    6/08    bought by Timebus Travel, St.Albans
                    7/09    repainted in Timebus red with white trim
                    7/09    at North Weald Rally

RCL 2222  CUV 222C  5/65    new to Aldenham
                    5/65 GY stored
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726
                    66-7 RE
                    3/68 RE to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 RE transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                    6/79    purchased by LT
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    6/80 SF into service on 149
                    1983    on 149			
                   11/84 SF withdrawn, stored.
                    5/85    sold to PVS (Carlton)
                   10/85    scrapped by Rollinson (Carlton)

RCL 2223  CUV 223C  5/65    new to Aldenham
                    5/65 RE training  
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726
                    66-7 RE
                    1/68 RE to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 RE transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                   12/77    purchased by LT
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    6/80 SF into service on 149
                    8/80 SF on 149
                    9/84 SF w/d from service
                    1984    converted to hospitality vehicle at Aldenham
                    9/84    bought for preservation, Maidstone
                    4/85    sold to Brakell (Cheam)
                    8/86    bought by Gillespie (london): hospitality vehicle
                    4/88    bought by PAG Ltd (Raynes Park): hospitality vehicle
                    1996    with AVS Graphics, hospitality vehicle, red, cream trim
                    9/99    at Showbus 99 (London Routemaster)
                    8/00    at Lingfield Show (London Routemaster)
                    4/03    at East Grinstead Running Day (London Routemaster)
                    9/05    at Showbus (Airport Routemaster)
                    3/08    Heathrow Airport Ltd
                 by 1/09    bought by M.Newman, Strathdon: Red Bus Celebrations 
                    4/11    acquired by Red Bus Cumbria: hospitality/event vehicle
RCL2229 at Lingfield Show, August 2000 RCL2229 at Showbus, September 2005
RCL2223 was for some years based at London Airport, but was seen occasionally at rallies. Here it is at Lingfield Show in August 2000, and at Showbus, Duxford, in September 2005.

RCL 2224  CUV 224C  5/65    new to Aldenham
                    5/65 GY stored
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726
                    66-7 RE
                    3/68 RE to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 RE transfer to London Country
                    2/70 RE on 721 to Brentwood, GreenLine
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                         RG used on 414
                   12/77    purchased by LT
                    1/78 PR trainer
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    1980    in service on 149 (SF or EM)
                    2/84 EM w/d from service
                    8/84    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped
 
RCL 2225  CUV 225C  5/65    new to Aldenham
                    5/65 GY stored
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726 
                   11/66 RE into store
                   12/66 HG transfer
                   12/66 GD transfer for 709
                    1967 GD
                    3/68 GD to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline)
                    3/68 RE from repaint
                    1/70 RE transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                    1975    delicensed
                    1974    repainted to NBC green, unlicensed
                   10/77    sold to LT as non-runner
                    1/78    scrapped by Wombwell, parts reclaimed for LT

RCL 2226  CUV 226C  5/65    new to Aldenham
                    5/65 GY stored
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726
                   11/65 HG transfer
                    1/66 RE transfer
                    1967 RE
                    3/68 RE to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline)
                    3/68 GD from repaint
                    1/70 GD transfer to London Country
                    3/72 GD for 709
                    9/75 GD on 709 to Godstone, GreenLine
                    5/76 GD demoted to bus status, (still green/green)
                    9/78 GD into store
                    3/79    sold to Wombwell diesels for scrap
                    7/79    purchased by LT, stored at Royal Albert Dock 
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    9/80 EM into service on 149
                    6/84 EM w/d from service
                    9/85    sold to Willys Wheels, Egham
                    1985    converted to film industry catering vehicle.
                    1/89    bought by Convoy Film Transport services, Ascot
                    2/93    bought by Abada Film services, Weybridge
                    1996    Luna Film Transport, catering vehicle
                            Aeroshoot
                 by 8/05    Traylen
                    5/06    bought by RCL2226 Group, (Purfleet) for restoration
                    3/08    at Ensignbus Museum
                    7/14    at RM60, Finsbury Park (X60)
                    7/15    used on 25 during Tube strike
                    8/15    in service on 25 during Tube strike
                   12/15    used on X55, X81 on Ensignbus Running Day

RCL 2227  CUV 227C  5/65    new to Aldenham
                    5/65 GY stored
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726
                    66-7 RE
                    4/68 RE to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 RE transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                   10/74 RG delicensed
                   c1975 LH repainted to NBC green, unlicensed
                    7/77 GY oou, damaged at Grays, NBC green
                   10/77    sold to LT as non-runner
                    1/78    scrapped by Wombwell, parts reclaimed for LT

RCL 2228  CUV 228C  5/65    new to Aldenham
                    5/65 GY stored
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726
                    66-7 RE
                    5/68 RE to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 GY transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                    1978 CM on 403 to Warlingham, Sanderstead, green, yellow band
                    7/79    purchased by LT
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    9/80 EM into service on 149
                         EM on 279 to Edmonton
                    4/84 EM w/d from service
                    8/84    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped

RCL 2229  CUV 229C  5/65    new to Aldenham
                    5/65 GY stored
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726 
                    66-7 RE
                    4/68 RE to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 RE transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                    8/78    purchased by LT
                    9/78 R  trainer
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    1980    in service on 149 (SF or EM)
                    5/84 SF w/d from service
                    3/85    transfer, London Transport Museum.
                            restoration to GreenLine condition.
                    6/98    North Weald Rally, GreenLine.
                    9/98    Showbus 98
                   12/98 AT moved from AG to AT via Covent Garden
                   10/05    active on Gravesend Running Day (701) 
                    3/08    London's Transport Museum, Acton
                    6/14    Year of the Bus display, Regent Street
                    7/14    at RM60, Finsbury Park

RCL 2230  CUV 230C  5/65    new to Aldenham
                    5/65 GY stored (Grays)
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726 (Romford)
                    1966 RE on 726 to Whipsnade Zoo, Golders Green, GreenLine
                    1967 RE
                    4/68 RE to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 RE transfer to London Country
                    6/71 RE to overhaul, and return
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                         GY stored withdrawn
                    8/78    purchased by LT
                    8/78 M  trainer
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    1980    in service on 149 (SF or EM)
                    4/83 SF w/d from service
                    9/84    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped
 
RCL 2231  CUV 231C  5/65    new to Aldenham
                    5/65 GY stored
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726
                    1965 RE on 721 to Brentwood, Aldgate, Green Line
                    66-7 RE
                    4/68 RE to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 RE transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                    3/79    sold to Wombwell diesels for scrap
                    7/79    purchased by LT, stored at Royal Albert Dock 
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    9/80 EM into service on 149
                    8/84    w/d from service
                   12/84    sold to PVS (Carlton) 
                   12/84    scrapped by Rollinson (Carlton)
 
RCL 2232  CUV 232C  5/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726 (Romford)
                    66-7 RE
                    5/68 RE to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                   10/68 RE into store
                   11/68 RE ..and out
                    1/70 RE transfer to London Country
                    6/71 RE to overhaul, and return
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                   12/77    purchased by LT
                    1/78 BW trainer
                   12/78    repainted in red, trainer
                    1/80    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    8/80 SF in service on 149
                   12/83 EM w/d from service
                    8/84    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped

RCL 2233  CUV 233C  5/65    new to Aldenham
                    5/65 GY stored
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726
                    66-7 RE
                    5/68 RE to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                   10/68 DG transfer for 704, 705
                    1/70 RE transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                   12/77    purchased by LT
                    1/78 WH trainer (green)
                   12/78    repainted red: still trainer
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    1980    in service on 149 (SF or EM)
                   12/82 SF w/d from service 
                   10/83    sold to North (Sherburn)
                    1/84    bought for preservation (London)
                    2/84    bought for preservation, Barking
                   10/86    bought for preservation (Romford)
                    1996    privately preserved, GreenLine.
                    6/98    active preservation: North Weald
                    9/98    Showbus98
                    9/99    Showbus 99 
                    8/00    at Lingfield Show
                   10/04    at Gravesend Running Day.
                    7/05    bought by Michael Narduzzo & Iain Puddephatt
                    9/05    at Showbus, Duxford
                    2/08    still with Michael Narduzzo & Iain Puddephatt
                    4/10    Cobham Open Day Green Line 80
                    7/10    on 715 Road Run, GreenLine Jubilee Day 
                    7/11    on 104 route run
                    8/13    at Holloway Garage Open Day and Round London Tour
                    7/14    at RM60, Finsbury Park

RCL 2234  CUV 234C  5/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726
                    66-7 RE
                    5/68 RE to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline)
                    5/68 DG from repaint
                    1/70 GY transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                         GY on 723 to Tilbury Ferry, Aldgate
                   10/78    purchased by LT
                   10/78 AW trainer
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    1980    in service on 149 (SF or EM)
                    3/84 SF stored
                    8/84    sold to PVS (Carlton) 
                    8/84    scrapped by Wigley (Carlton)
 
RCL 2235  CUV 235C  5/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726
                    5/66 HG transfer
                    6/66 WR transfer for 704
                    1967 WR
                    2/68 DG transfer
                    6/68 DG to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline)
                    6/68 RE from repaint
                    6/68 DG transfer back
                    1/70 DG transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                   12/77    purchased by LT
                    1/78 M  trainer
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    1980    in service on 149 (SF or EM)
                            stored
                    1986    refurbished for LT Commercial Operations Unit
                    1986 B  in service on Original London Transport Sightseeing Tour
                    1987    doors fitted
                    4/88 WD transfer of London Coaches
                    1990    tape playing equipment fitted
                    1990    converted to open-top (convertible) (Kent Engineering)
                    5/92 WD privatised to London Coaches.
                    1997 WD Arriva London Coaches
                  c10/97    sold to Blue Triangle, Rainham
                    */98    bought by Rafa Tornabell, Barcelona, Spain
                   12/14    working, as mobile advertising for caffe bar

RCL 2236  CUV 236C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726
                    6/66 TW transfer for 704
                   12/67 DG transfer for 704, 705
                    6/68 DG to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                         DG on 493 to Orpington Station, Green Line
                    1/70 DG transfer to London Country
                    1972 DG on 705 to Sevenoaks, simplified Green Line
                    1972    downgraded to bus	
                   12/77    purchased by LT
                    1/78 GM trainer
                    1978    trainer, LT, NBC green, roundel
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    1980    in service on 149 (SF or EM)
                    4/84 EM w/d from service
                    9/84    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped
 
RCL 2237  CUV 237C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 RE into store, then service on 721, 722, 726
                    6/66 TW transfer for 704
                    3/67 GD transfer for 709
                    7/68 GD to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 GD transfer to London Country
                    1971 GD on 709, Godstone, simple Green Line		
                    3/72 GD used on 709, simple Green Line, flying polo
                   c1974 CM on 403, pale green		
                    3/75 CY (on loan from GD) repaint to NBC green, (Crawley)
                            GREEN LINE fleetname
                    4/75 CY regular on 405
                   12/75 GD transfer (Godstone)
                    5/76 GD demoted to bus status (but kept fleetname)
                         CM (Chelsham)
                    9/78 GY transfer (Grays)
                            purchased by LT
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    1980    in service on 149 (SF or EM)
                            stored
                            scrapped
 
RCL 2238  CUV 238C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 GY trainer
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726
                    6/66 TW transfer for 704
                    1967    on 704 to Windsor
                   12/67 DG transfer for 704, 705
                    2/68 DG to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                         WR at Windsor, simplified Greenline, front n/s detail	
                    1/70 DG transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                    8/72 GY on 300 at East Purfleet, green, yellow band, LC logo.
                    1976 CM on 403 to Wallington Stn, W.Croydon
                            purchased by LT
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    1980    in service on 149 (SF or EM)
                    1983 EM on 279
                            stored
                    1996    catering vehicle, Abada Film services.
                    97-01   Abada Film services  
                    3/02    bought for preservation, Sidcup
                    3/08    still under restoration

RCL 2239  CUV 239C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 RE into store, then service on 721, 722, 726
                    6/66 TW transfer for 704
                   12/67 DG transfer for 704, 705
                    2/68 DG to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 DG transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                   c1974 CM on 403, Chelsham Garage, NBC green
                    6/78 CM loan to Stevenage for Knebworth Festival service
                    6/79    purchased by LT, stored at Royal Albert Dock
                    4/80 M  trainer
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    8/80 SF in service on 149
                    9/83 SF w/d from service
                   11/83    bought for working preservation, Blue Triangle
                    7/87 FL Blue Triangle: used on London Sightseeing
                    4/88    used on 622 (Harlow-Great Yeldham)
                    9/90    Blue Triangle
                    1996    PSV, Blue Triangle, Rainham, red/cream.
                    9/97    PSV, Blue Triangle, at Showbus 97
                  c10/97    used on 204, Loughton - Debden
                    4/98    PSV, Blue Triangle, at Brooklands 98
                    4/99    on short loan to Nostalgiabus
                   10/00    at Rainham, Blue Triangle
                   12/00    Imperial Buses, Rainham: repainted red, cream band
                    4/02    at Cobham Open Day, Imperial Buses
                   12/02    used on H1 and 10 on "Running Day"
                   12/03    used on H1 and 10 on "Running Day"
                   12/03    accident damaged
                 by 6/10    Imperial: repainted red, white band
                    4/14    Imperial ceased operations
                    4/14    retained by owner, Wisbech

RCL 2240  CUV 240C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 RE into store, then service on 721, 722, 726
                    9/65 RE into store
                   12/65 HG transfer
                    5/66 DG transfer: mechanical trainer
                    6/66 TW transfer for 704
                   12/67 DG transfer for 704, 705
                    6/68 DG to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 DG transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                    1977 CM on 403 to West Croydon, Botley Hill, NBC green	
                    1974 CM at Chelsham, NBC green	
                    6/77 CM on 403, Chelsham, NBC green
                    6/79    purchased by LT
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    7/80 SF into service on 149
                            stored
                    1986    refurbished for LT Commercial Operations Unit
                    1986 B  in service on Original London Transport Sightseeing Tour
                    1987    doors fitted
                    4/88 WD transfer of London Coaches
                    1990    tape playing equipment fitted
                    1991    converted to open-top (convertible) (Kent Engineering)
                    5/92 WD privatised to London Coaches.
                    1998 WD Arriva London Coaches
                   c3/00    sold to The London Bus Export Co.
                    4/01    promo bus for Charles Wells Brewery
                    6/09    Wells Young brewers, Bedford: seen at March
                            Bombardier Beer overall advert

RCL 2241  CUV 241C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726
                    6/66 TW transfer for 704
                   12/67 DG transfer for 704, 705
                    6/68 DG to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline)
                    6/68 GD from repaint
                    1/70 DG transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                    3/79    sold to Wombwell diesels for scrap
                    7/79    purchased by LT, stored at Royal Albert Dock
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                   10/80 EM into service on 149
                            stored
                    1986    refurbished for LT Commercial Operations Unit
                    1986 B  in service on Original London Transport Sightseeing Tour
                    1986    doors fitted
                   10/86    on Sightseeing Tour, doors refitted, red, cream band
                    4/88 WD transfer of London Coaches
                    1990    tape playing equipment fitted
                    1991    converted to open-top (convertible) (Kent Engineering)
                    5/92 WD privatised to London Coaches.
                    1998 WD Arriva London Coaches 
                   c3/00    sold to The London Bus Export Co.
                    6/00    to Italy as open-top computer internet bus
                    8/00    in Rome
                   10/00    return to UK
                   11/00    roof refitted: red vinyl finish: promotion for Telecom Italia;
                            back to Italy: Sardinia - Torino- Sicily - Naples - Rome - Florence
                            repainted: ad for Lines (nappies): playbus interior 
                            return to UK: The London Bus Export Co
                    6/02    bought by Mac Tours, Edinburgh, #11
                    8/04    re-engined: Cummins B-Series Euro2 engine, Allison T270 gearbox
                    4/05    converted to part-open top
                    3/08    Mac Tours, Edinburgh (Lothian Buses) #11
                   10/12    renumbered: Lothian Buses #289 
                          

RCL 2242  CUV 242C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726
                    1966 RE on 721 to Brentwood, Greenline
                    6/66 TW transfer for 704
                   12/67 DG transfer for 704, 705
                    7/68 DG to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 DG transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                         CM (Chelsham)
                   10/78 CM withdrawn 
                    6/79    purchased by LT
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    8/80 SF into service on 149
                    4/84 SF w/d from service
                   12/84    sold to PVS (Carlton)
                   12/84    scrapped by Wigley (Carlton)
 
RCL 2243  CUV 243C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726
                    6/66 WR transfer for 704
                    1967 WR
                   10/68 WR to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 GY transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                    3/79    sold to Wombwell diesels for scrap
                    1979    purchased by LT, stored at Royal Albert Dock 
                    7/79    purchased by LT
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                   11/80 SF into service on 149
                            stored
                    1986    refurbished for LT Commercial Operations Unit
                    1986 B  in service on Original London Transport Sightseeing Tour
                    1987    doors fitted
                    4/88 WD transfer of London Coaches
                    1990    tape playing equipment fitted
                    1991    converted to open-top (convertible) (Kent Engineering)
                    5/92 WD privatised to London Coaches.
                    1998 WD Arriva London Coaches
                    2/00    bought for preservation, (Hirst & Hyde-Smith)
                    1/01    preserved: Laura Hyde-Smith
                            repainted red
                    3/08    at Crewe Heritage Centre: operated for Routemaster Travel
                    8/12    loaned to Classic Bus North West for Blackpool Seafront 12

RCL 2244  CUV 244C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726
                    5/66 DG transfer: trainer
                    6/66 TW transfer for 704
                   12/67 DG transfer for 704, 705
                    2/68 DG to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline)
                    2/68 RE from repaint
                    1/70 RE transfer to London Country
                    1/72 DS downgraded to bus
                    3/74 DS on 414 to Horsham, green, yellow band, logo
                    1974    repainted to NBC green, engineless!
                    2/75 DS on 414 to West Croydon, NBC green
                    1978 DS on 414 to Horsham, NBC green		
                   c1978 DS on 449 to Brockham, NBC green, flat hubs
                    6/78 DS withdrawn
                    9/78    purchased by LT
                    9/78 R  trainer
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    1980    in service on 149 (SF or EM)
                   11/82 EM w/d from service 
                   10/83    sold to North (Sherburn): scrapped
 
RCL 2245  CUV 245C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726
                    6/66 WR transfer for 704
                    1967 WR
                    9/68 WR to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 GY transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                   10/78    purchased by LT
                   10/78 Q  trainer
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    1980    in service on 149 (SF or EM)
                            stored
                    1986    refurbished for LT Commercial Operations Unit
                    1986 B  in service on Original London Transport Sightseeing Tour
                    1987    doors fitted
                    4/88 WD transfer of London Coaches
                    1990    tape playing equipment fitted
                    1990    converted to open-top (convertible) (Kent Engineering)
                    4/92 WD on Round London Sightseeing Tour
                    5/92 WD privatised to London Coaches.
                    1998 WD Arriva London Coaches
                            bought by Eurocermex: painted yellow as hospitality unit
                            European tour for Corona Beer
                    2000    crushed by lorries in France: returned to UK
                   11/00    in London Pride Yard
                    6/01    sold to Ensign Bus for engine for RCL2250..
                    6/01    ..sold to Sullivan (Shanklin) for spares for RM912..
                    6/01    ....remains sold to PVS (Carlton)
                    5/02    remains scrapped

RCL 2246  CUV 246C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 HG trainer (Hertford)
                    7/65 HG into service on 715A
                    6/66 WR transfer for 704 (Windsor)
                    1967 WR
                   10/68 WR to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 GY transfer to London Country
                   12/71 GY into store..
                   12/71 HG ..change store
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                    6/79    purchased by LT
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    6/80 SF into service on 149 (Stamford Hill)
                    7/83 SF w/d from service
                   10/83    sold to North (Sherburn): scrapped
 
RCL 2247  CUV 247C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 GY into store, then training
                    7/65 GY into service on 723, 723A
                   12/66 GD transfer for 709
                    3/67 TW transfer for 704
                   12/67 DG transfer for 704, 705
                    8/68 DG to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1969 DG on 705 to Windsor, Heathrow, GreenLine	
                         DG on 704 to Tunbridge Wells, simple GreenLine
                    1/70 DG transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                         GY (Grays)
                   10/78 GY withdrawn 
                   11/78    purchased by LT
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                   10/80 EM into service on 149
                   12/84 EM w/d from service
                    5/85    sold to PVS (Carlton) 
                   10/85    scrapped by Rollinson (Carlton)
 
RCL 2248  CUV 248C  7/65    new to Aldenham
                    7/65 RE into service on 721, 722, 726
                    1/66 HG transfer
                    6/66 WR transfer for 704
                    1967 WR
                   11/68 WR to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 GY transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                    9/78    purchased by LT
                    9/78 FW trainer
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    1980    in service on 149 (SF or EM)
                            stored
                    1986    refurbished for LT Commercial Operations Unit
                    1986 B  in service on Original London Transport Sightseeing Tour
                    1987    doors fitted
                    4/88 WD transfer of London Coaches
                    1990    tape playing equipment fitted
                    1991    converted to open-top (convertible) (Kent Engineering)
                    5/92 WD privatised to London Coaches.
                    1998 WD Arriva London Coaches
                   99-00    Arriva TOLST
                   11/01    bought by Ensignbus 
                    1/02    bought by Mac Tours, Edinburgh, #12
                    6/02    into service (wearing its roof)
                    3/03    fitted with Cummins B series Euro2 engine with Allison T270 gearbox
                    6/05    converted to part-open top
                    7/05    repainted in green/cream for Edinburgh Tour
                by 11/05    repainted in Mac Tours livery
                    3/08    Mac Tours, Edinburgh (Lothian Buses)#12
                   10/12    renumbered: Lothian Buses #290 

RCL 2249  CUV 249C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 HG into store
                    7/65 HG into service on 715A
                    6/66 WR transfer for 704
                    1967 WR
                    9/68 WR to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 WR transfer to London Country
                    197* WR on 704 to Windsor, simple Green Line, LC logo	
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                    1976 CY on 405, Crawley, NBC green
                    6/78 CM loan to Stevenage for Knebworth Festival service
                    1978    on 716 to Woking, NBC green
                    1978 CY on 436, Addlestone Garage, NBC green
                    1979 GY used on 723, NBC green		
                    2/79    purchased by LT
                    2/79 BN trainer
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    1980    in service on 149 (SF or EM)
                    8/84 SF w/d from service
                   12/84    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped

RCL 2250  CUV 250C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 GY into store (Grays)
                    7/65 GY into service on 723, 723A
                    1966 GY
                    8/67 GY offside long seat replaced by luggage rack.
                   12/67 DG transfer for 704, 705 (Dunton Green)
                    8/68 DG to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                   10/68 DG luggage rack reconverted to seat, repaint to simple Greenline
                   11/68 GD transfer (Godstone)
                    1/70 GD transfer to London Country
                    1971 GD used on 709, Godstone, simple Green Line		
                    3/72 GD used on 709
                    5/76 GD demoted to bus status, (still green/green)
                         CM (Chelsham)
                   10/78 GY transfer
                    1/79 GY withdrawn
                    3/79    purchased by LT
                    3/79 WN trainer (Wood Green)
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    1980    in service on 149 (SF or EM)
                            stored
                    1986    refurbished for LT Commercial Operations Unit
                    1986 B  in service on Original London Transport Sightseeing Tour
                    1987    doors fitted
                    4/88 DF outstationed at Dartford (Kentish Bus) for commuter spare
                    1990    tape playing equipment fitted
                    1991    converted to open-top (convertible) (Kent Engineering)
                    5/92 WD privatised to London Coaches.
                    1998 WD Arriva London Coaches
                            bought for promotional work
                    6/05    UK Tour for Corona Beer
                    3/08    Corona Extra Beer
                    6/11    bought by Mr E.Rowson, Truro
                    9/11    repainted in Green Line livery: Iveco engine
                    1/13    bought by R.Seymour: On the Green, Bantham, Devon: mobile restaurant

RCL 2251  CUV 251C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 GY trainer (Grays)
                    7/65 GY into service on 723, 723A
                    1966 GY
                   12/67 DG transfer for 704, 705 (Dunton Green)
                    8/68 DG to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 DG transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                         GY  
                   10/78 GY withdrawn 
                   11/78    purchased by LT
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    6/80 SF into service on 149 (Stamford Hill)
                    1983    used on 149
                   10/84 SF w/d from service
                    5/85    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped

RCL 2252  CUV 252C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 GY into store (Grays)
                    7/65 GY into service on 723, 723A
                    1966 GY
                   12/67 DG transfer for 704, 705 (Dunton Green)
                    7/68 DG to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 DG transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                         GY (Grays)
                   10/78 GY withdrawn 
                   11/78    purchased by LT
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                   10/80 EM into service on 149 (Edmonton)
                   11/84 EM w/d from service
                    4/85    exported to Canada: Kenora, Ontario
          BC8 559   6/88    bought by Double Deck Tours, Niagara, Canada, #2
                    1996    Double Deck Tours, Niagara, Canada
                   10/99    Double Deck Tours, Niagara, Canada
                    2000    Canada: Niagara Falls
                   10/09    Double Deck Tours #02

RCL 2253  CUV 253C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 GY into store
                    7/65 GY into service on 723, 723A
                    1966 GY
                   12/67 DG transfer for 704, 705
                    8/68 DG to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 DG transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                         GD (Godstone)
                   10/78 GD withdrawn 
                   10/78 WY change store (Addlestone) 
                    7/79    purchased by LT
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    9/80 EM into service on 149
                            stored
                    1994    Original Sightseeing Tour, L. Coaches, semi-open top RM			
                            on London Tour, L.Coaches, convertible open-top, red/milk
                    1986    refurbished for LT Commercial Operations Unit
                    1986 B  in service on Original London Transport Sightseeing Tour
                    1987    doors fitted
                    4/88 WD transfer of London Coaches
                    1990    tape playing equipment fitted
                    1991    converted to open-top (convertible) (Kent Engineering)
                    5/92 WD privatised to London Coaches.
                    1997 WD Arriva London Coaches 
                  c10/97    bought by Letts, Gillingham, Dorset
                            exported to France
          175NNJ75  7/02    with Batofar Autocar, Paris: control room
          3953XX72  8/08    bought by Christophe Mesmacre: "Les Bus Anglais" for promo use
RCL2253, photos by Christophe Mesmacre

RCL 2254  CUV 254C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 GY into store (Grays)
                    7/65 GY into service on 723, 723A
                    1966 GY
                    4/67 GY into store
                    6/67 GY ..and out
                   12/67 DG transfer for 704, 705 (Dunton Green)
                    9/68 DG to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline)
                    9/68 WR from repaint (Windsor)
                         WR on 704 to Sevenoaks
                    1/70 WR transfer to London Country
                   11/71 WR to overhaul, and return
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                   12/77    purchased by LT
                    1/78 GM trainer (Victoria)
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    1980    in service on 149 (SF or EM)
                    7/84 EM w/d from service
                   12/84    bought by Bonay Window Services, High Wycombe
                    4/90    bought by Hart (Harrow)
                            loaned to BEL (Chiswick)
                    2/93    preservation (Harrow)
                    1996    in private preservation, UK
                    6/96    at Classic Automotion, white BEL livery
                    3/08    preserved, Mrs V.Hart, Harrow
 
RCL 2255  CUV 225C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 GY into store (Grays)
                    7/65 GY into service on 723, 723A
                    1966 GY
                   12/67 WR transfer for 704, 705 (Windsor)
                    2/68 WR into store
                    3/68 WR ..and out
                   10/68 WR to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 WR transfer to London Country
                   11/71 WR to overhaul, and return
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                    1974    on 405, Crawley, mid-grn, yellow band, LC logo
                    6/78 CM loan to Stevenage for Knebworth Festival service
                    6/79    purchased by LT
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    6/80 SF into service on 149 (Stamford Hill)
                    8/83 SF w/d from service
                   10/83    exported to Canada: Double Deck Tours, Niagara Falls		
                    1988    Double Deck Tours, twin lamps, red
                   10/99    Double Deck Tours, Niagara, Canada
                    2000    Canada: Niagara Falls
          BC8 555   8/11    Double Deck Tours #1

RCL 2256  CUV 256C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 GY into store (Grays)
                    7/65 GY into service on 723, 723A
                    1966 GY
                   12/67 WR transfer for 704, 705 (Windsor)
                    9/68 WR to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 WR transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                    6/74 CY repainted to NBC green (Crawley)
                         CM (Chelsham)
                   10/78 GY transfer 
                   12/78    purchased by LT
                   12/78 PR trainer
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    1980 SF in service on 149 (SF or EM)
                         EM standard RM platform fitted after accident
                    9/84 SF w/d from service
                    5/85    sold to Brakell (Cheam)
                    8/90    bought by Southend Transport #121
                    1996    Brakell Omnibus Sales
                    1998    ?

RCL 2257  CUV 257C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 GY into store
                    7/65 GY into service on 723, 723A
                    1966 GY
                   12/67 WR transfer for 704, 705
                   10/68 WR to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                         WR on 431D to Sevenoaks, simple GreenLine
                    1/70 WR transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                    1974    on 405 to Redhill, mid-grn, yellw band, LC logo	
                         CY on 405 to Crawley, pale green
                         CM (Chelsham)
                    9/78 CM into store, and out again
                    6/79    purchased by LT
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    6/80 SF into service on 149
                    5/83 SF w/d from service
                   10/83    sold to North (Sherburn): scrapped
 
RCL 2258  CUV 258C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 HG into store
                    7/65 HG into service on 715A
                    6/66 WR transfer for 704
                    1967 WR
                   11/68 WR to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 WR transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                         CY used on 405B
                   12/77    purchased by LT
                    1/78 WW trainer
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    1980    in service on 149 (SF or EM)
                    8/83 SF w/d from service
                   10/83    sold to North (Sherburn): scrapped
 
RCL 2259  CUV 259C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 HG into store (Hertford)
                    7/65 HG into service on 715A
                    6/66 WR transfer for 704 (windsor)
                    1967 WR
                   11/68 WR to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                    1/70 WR transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                   10/77 RG used on 405
                         CM (Chelsham)
                   10/78 GY transfer (Grays)
                    1/79    purchased by LT
                    1/79 SE trainer (Stonebridge)
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                    1980 EM in service on 149 (Edmonton)
                            stored
                    1986    refurbished for LT Commercial Operations Unit
                    1986 B  in service on Original London Transport Sightseeing Tour
                   10/86    on 704 special to Tunbridge Wells, red, cream band, L.Coaches
                    1987    doors fitted
                    4/88 WD transfer of London Coaches
                    1990    tape playing equipment fitted
                    1991    converted to open-top (convertible) (Kent Engineering)
                    5/92 WD privatised to London Coaches.
                    1998 WD Arriva London Coaches
                   c3/00    sold to The London Bus Export Co.
                 by 1/02    bought by Belbus, Montigny le Telleul, Belgium
                   11/09    at London Bus Export Co, Chepstow
                    8/10    promo bus for White Stuff of London, in UK: with roof
                   10/10    acquired by The Kindness Offensive, London

RCL 2260  CUV 260C  6/65    new to Aldenham
                    6/65 HG into store
                    7/65 HG into service on 715A		
                    2/66 HG on 715 to Guildford, GreenLine
                    5/66 HG into store
                    6/66 DG transfer: trainer
                    7/66 RE transfer
                    9/66 RE into store
                   11/66 RE ..and out
                   10/67 RE into store
                   12/67 WR transfer for 704, 705
                   10/68 WR to Aldenham repaint, (simple Greenline), and return
                   12/68 WR into store
                    1/70 WR transfer to London Country
                    1972    downgraded to bus
                    6/75 RG on 405, green, yellow band
                    3/79    sold to Wombwell diesels for scrap
                    7/79    purchased by LT, stored at Royal Albert Dock
                            LT trainer, green 
                    1980    converted to bus (doors, etc removed, reseated, stanchions fitted)
                   11/80 EM on 149 to Ponders End Garage, Seven Sisters
                         EM show bus, dual headlights restored
                   12/84 EM withdrawn, stored
                    1986    refurbished for LT Commercial Operations Unit
                    1986 B  in service on Original London Transport Sightseeing Tour
                    1987    doors fitted
                    4/88 WD transfer of London Coaches
                    1990    tape playing equipment fitted
                    5/92 WD privatised to London Coaches.(roofed)
                    6/97    bought by Blue Triangle, Rainham
                            used by Blue Triangle in London Coaches livery!
                            Blue Triangle: repainted in Green Line livery
                    2/00    used on 265 (Romford-Bulphan)
                            repainted in Green Line livery
                   12/01    used on 565 on Christmas Eve
                   10/02 FL used on LOTS Special, Dagenham
                    3/03    used on 652
                    4/03    at Cobham Open Day
                    8/03    refurbished
                   10/03 FL used on LOTS Special, Dagenham
                   11/03 FL attended last night of RMLs on 23
                    6/05    at Waterden Road Open Day: used on X25, X86
                    7/05 FL used on 702 Greenline Relief to/from Windsor (on hire to First)
                    7/05 FL used on Gerrards Cross Rail Replacement
                    8/05 FL used on 702 Greenline Relief to/from Windsor (on hire to First)
                    7/06 FL used at Gravesend Running Day (701)
                    7/06 FL used at Gravesend Running Day (498)
                   11/06 FL used on X80
                    6/07    retained by Roger Wright
                   10/07 FL active on Cobham Pre-hibernation Day (432A,497)
                   12/08    used on X80 
                    7/10    in service on 715, GreenLine Jubilee Day 
                    9/11    active at Loughton Running Day (167, 217A)
                    7/15    used on 29 during Tube strike

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