Prepared on Notepad by Ian Smith,

This page created on 27th August 1998, updated 11th February 2012.

Production buses, RM11-7, 9-879, 904-1253, 1255-1452, 1521-2217. (Total 2119)

Bus histories

These histories are incomplete. They will be added to as I accumulate information. If you want to send me any, I shall endeavour to incorporate it. This too has to be in several parts:
RM5-99 RM600-699 RM1200-1299 RM1800-1899
RM100-199 RM700-799 RM1300-1399 RM1900-1999
RM200-299 RM800-879 RM1400-1452 RM2000-2099
RM300-399 RM904-999 RM1521-1599 RM2100-2199
RM400-499 RM1000-1099 RM1600-1699 RM2200-2217
RM500-599 RM1100-1199 RM1700-1799


RM1400  400 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               1/63 RL into service on 36A/B
               1965 PM
               1966 PM
               6/67 PM into store
               7/67 B  transfer, mechanical trainer
               9/67 FY transfer
              12/67 FY to Aldenham overhaul
              12/67 FY from overhaul
                       from last bodyswap with B1368
               9/94 Q  privatised to London Central
               1995    repainted, route-branded for 36
               1996 NX used on 36
              12/97    with London Central
      KGJ339A          reregistered
              98-02 NX
               2/03 WL returned to London Buses (Walworth)..
               2/03 PL ..change store (Plough Lane)
               3/03 SW back into service (Stockwell)
                    NX (New Cross)
              11/04 NX withdrawn into store
              12/04    sold to Ensign Bus, Purfleet
               2/05    bought by Mr.G.Chapman, Stanbridge, Bedfordshire

RM1401  401 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               1/63 RL into service on 36A/B
             1965-6 RL
              11/67 RL to Aldenham overhaul
              11/67 W  from overhaul
                       from last bodyswap with B1192
               5/88 AR withdrawn from service
                       overhauled, fitted with sliding windows
      60 6639 12/88    exported to Sri Lanka

RM1402  402 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               1/63 RL into service on 36A/B
             1965-6 RL
              11/67 RL to Aldenham overhaul
              11/67 W  from overhaul
                       from last bodyswap with B1329
               9/82 AG withdrawn from service
              10/82    sold to Norths (Sherburn): scrapped

RM1403  403 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               1/63 RL into service on 36A/B
             1965-6 RL
              12/67 RL to Aldenham overhaul
              12/67 RL from overhaul
                       from last bodyswap with B1324 : Leyland engine, Mortlake mods
               6/83 M  Mortlake closure
               3/84 V  withdrawn from service
                       bought by Ind Coope Ltd (Benskins Breweries)
               1984    converted to open-top by LT
               4/92    bought for preservation (Watford)
               1996    preserved, Watford
               1998    active preservation: North Weald 98
               8/04    bought by KJB Security, Leighton Buzzard, for preservation
               9/05    bought by David Cooper, Northampton
               1/08    visited St.Albans Running Day
               5/11    in service on Heritage Running Day on 9,15
               7/11    David Cooper, Northampton: A-Route-2Hire
               7/14    at RM60, Finsbury Park

RM1404  404 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               1/63 RL into service on 36A/B
             1965-6 RL
              12/67 RL to Aldenham overhaul
              12/67 RL from overhaul
                       from last bodyswap with B1309
              10/84 V  withdrawn from service
              10/87    bought by Southampton Citybus (not used)
               7/89    exported to Japan
               1996    Koyama Driving School, Kanagawa

RM1405  405 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               1/63 RL into service on 36A/B
             1965-6 RL
              12/67 RL to Aldenham overhaul
              12/67 AR from overhaul
                       from last bodyswap with B1268
               9/82 SW withdrawn from service
              10/82    sold to Norths (Sherburn): scrapped

RM1406  406 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               1/63 RL into service on 36A/B
             1965-6 RL
              12/67 RL to Aldenham overhaul
              12/67 AF from overhaul
                       from last bodyswap with B1362
               5/83 AL withdrawn from service
              10/83    sold to Norths (Sherburn): scrapped

RM1407  407 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               1/63 RL into service on 36A/B
              10/63 RL into store
             1965-6 PM
              12/67 PM to Aldenham overhaul
              12/67 PM from overhaul
                       from last bodyswap with B1190
               6/87 PM withdrawn from service
              11/87    sold to Clydeside Scottish for spares
               1/89    Kelvin Scottish (spares)
               3/89    sold to Dunsmore (Larkhall): scrapped

RM1408  408 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 RL into service on 36A/B
             1965-6 RL
              12/67 RL to Aldenham overhaul
              12/67 RL from overhaul
                       from last bodyswap with B1364
               9/82 BN withdrawn from service
               3/83    scrapped at Aldenham by Vic Berry (Leicester)

RM1409  409 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               1/63 RL into service on 36A/B
             1965-6 RL
              12/67 RL to Aldenham overhaul
              12/67 RL from overhaul
                       from last bodyswap with B1386
               9/82 AR withdrawn from service
              10/83    scrapped at Aldenham by Vic Berry (Leicester)

RM1410  410 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               1/63 RL into service on 36A/B
             1965-6 RL
               9/67 RL to Aldenham overhaul
               9/67 RL from overhaul
                       from last bodyswap with B1299
               9/82 PM withdrawn from service
              10/82    sold to Norths (Sherburn): scrapped

RM1411  411 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               1/63 RL into service on 36A/B
               8/63 RL into store
               8/63 NX transfer
              10/63 NX into store
              11/63 NX .. and out
              11/63 WW transfer
              12/63 SE transfer
             1965-6 AR
               9/67 AR to Aldenham overhaul
               9/67 RL from overhaul
               1978 M  used on 9
                       from last bodyswap with B1285
              10/82 CT withdrawn from service
              12/83    sold to Booth (Rotherham): scrapped

RM1412  412 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 RL into service on 36A/B
             1965-6 RL
               7/67 RL into store
               8/67 RL to Aldenham overhaul
               8/67 NX from overhaul unlicensed
               9/67 BN transfer
               9/67 TH transfer
                       from last bodyswap with B1292
               9/82 CT withdrawn from service
              10/82    sold to Norths (Sherburn): scrapped

RM1413  413 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 RL into service on 36A/B
             1965-6 RL
              12/67 RL to Aldenham overhaul
              12/67 W  from overhaul
                       from last bodyswap with B1016
              11/87 BW withdrawn from service
                       overhauled, fitted with sliding windows
      60 6629 12/88    exported to Sri Lanka
               1996    Negombo Peopolised Transport
               8/00    in service, Negombo

RM1414  414 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 RL transfer
               2/63    loaned to Manchester Corporation, used in service
               3/63    return to Aldenham
               3/63 RL into London service on 36A/B
             1965-6 RL
              12/67 RL to Aldenham overhaul
              12/67 M  from overhaul
                       from last bodyswap with B1331: Leyland engine
               9/82 CF withdrawn from service
              11/82    donated to Manchester Museum of Transport
               1999    still with Manchester Museum of Transport: active 
               4/06    at Manchester Museum of Transport London Bus Day, naturally
 
RM1415  415 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 RL into service on 36A/B
             1965-6 RL
              12/67 RL to Aldenham overhaul
              12/67 N  from overhaul
                       from last bodyswap with B1007
              10/86 AC withdrawn from service
               7/88    exported to Canada
       AP6 119         used at Camp Edphy, Valmorin, Quebec
                       platform doors fitted
               1996    Les Secrets du Musee, St Eustache, Quebec

RM1416  416 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 RL into service on 36A/B
             1965-6 RL
              12/67 RL to Aldenham overhaul
              12/67 RL from overhaul
                       from last bodyswap with B1323
               9/82 AR withdrawn from service
               1/83    scrapped at Aldenham by Vic Berry (Leicester)

RM1417  417 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 RL into service on 36A/B
             1965-6 RL
              12/67 RL to Aldenham overhaul
              12/67 W  from overhaul
                       from last bodyswap with B1532
               5/84 AP withdrawn from service
              12/84    sold to Dolphin International (St Albans)
               6/87    with Dolphin Displays: Interflora
                       exported to Hungary
               1996    Artas Promotions, Budapest, Hungary

RM1418  418 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 RL into service on 36A/B
               6/63 RL into store
               8/63 RL ..and out
                       from last bodyswap with B1273
               9/82 AL withdrawn from service
               1/83    scrapped at Aldenham by Vic Berry (Leicester)

RM1419  419 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 RL into service on 36A/B
                       from last bodyswap with B1335
               9/82 GM withdrawn from service
               5/83    scrapped at Aldenham by Vic Berry (Leicester)

RM1420  420 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 RL into service on 36A/B
               7/65 RL into store
               9/65 RL .. and out
                       from last bodyswap with B1542
               1/85 NB withdrawn from service
               3/85    sold to PVS (Carlton)
                       scrapped by Rollinson (Carlton)

RM1421  421 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 RL into service on 36A/B
                       from last bodyswap with B1204
              12/88 FW withdrawn from service
               9/89    sold to Arena Complex Ltd, Peterborough
               6/90    sold to London Bus Export Co, Chepstow
      AEW 440A 1990    reregistered
              10/91    sold: whom to?

RM1422  422 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 RL into service on 36A/B
               2/68 WH from Aldenham o/h, body B59 (West Ham)
                       from last bodyswap with B1670
               6/84 ED withdrawn from service
               8/84    sold to PVS (Carlton)
               8/84    scrapped by Wigley (Carlton)

RM1423  423 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               2/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 RL into service on 36A/B
                       from last bodyswap with B1878
               6/84 AL withdrawn from service
              12/84    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped

RM1424  424 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 RL into service on 36A/B
                       from last bodyswap with B1625
               9/82 AR withdrawn from service
                       exported to Canada
      BB4 289  5/84    bought by Piccadilly Bus Tours, Ottawa
      BC9 998  3/92    sold to Klambower, N.Gower, Ontario
               1996    out of use, minus engine

RM1425  425 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               2/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 RL into service on 36A/B
                       used on 78
                       from last bodyswap with B1739
              11/87 X  withdrawn from service
               8/88    bought by "Slug & Lettuce" (London)
               4/89    transferred to "Slug & Lettuce" (Gloucester)
               5/91    sold to Allmey (Eastcote)
               8/91    bought by West London Bus Preservationists (London)
               8/91    exported to France: Fiarce, St Egreve.

RM1426  426 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 RL into service on 36A/B
               3/63 RL into store,.. out again
                    TH (Thornton Heath)
              12/71 TC transfer (Croydon)
                    TC used on 64
              10/74 NS used on 175A
                       from last bodyswap with B1423
               9/82 SW withdrawn from service
              10/82    sold to Norths (Sherburn): scrapped

RM1427  427 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               2/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 RL into service on 36A/B
                       from last bodyswap with B1365
               9/82 BN withdrawn from service
              12/82    scrapped at Aldenham by Vic Berry (Leicester)

RM1428 428 CLT         new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               1/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 RL into service on 36A/B
               7/64 AV transfer (Hounslow)..
               7/64 HL ..transfer (Hanwell)
               9/64 J  transfer (Holloway)
               3/65 W  transfer (Cricklewood)
                       from last bodyswap with B1227
               8/92    used on last day of crews on 88
               2/94 HT withdrawn from service
              12/94    LRT Reserve Fleet, Hatfield
               1998    ?

RM1429  429 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               2/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 RL into service on 36A/B
                    HT
               1/65 W  transfer
                       from last bodyswap with B1265
               9/82 TL withdrawn from service
              10/82    sold to Norths (Sherburn): scrapped

RM1430  430 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               2/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 RL into service on 36A/B
             1965/6 TC
               7/67 TC to Aldenham overhaul
               7/67 AR from overhaul
                       from last bodyswap with B1344
               9/82 AR withdrawn from service
               3/83    scrapped at Aldenham by Vic Berry (Leicester)

RM1431  431 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               2/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 RL into service on 36A/B
               4/63 RL into store
               5/63 RL .. and out
                       from last bodyswap with B1348
               5/85 ED withdrawn from service
               5/85    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped

RM1432  432 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               2/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 RL into service on 36A/B
                       from last bodyswap with B1410
               8/84 AR withdrawn from service
              12/84    sold to PVS (Carlton)
              12/84    scrapped by Rollinson (Carlton)

RM1433  433 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               2/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 PM into service on 36
                       from last bodyswap with B865
               7/87 N  withdrawn from service
              10/88    exported to Italy: Maniglia, Manerbo
                       converted to motorcycle and crew transporter:
                       roof lowered, partial open-top

RM1434  434 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               2/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 PM into service on 36
                       from last bodyswap with B1537
              10/87 AF withdrawn from service
              12/87    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped

RM1435  435 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               2/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 PM into service on 36
                       from last bodyswap with B1231
       KGJ 184A        reregistered
               7/93 GM withdrawn from service
               3/94    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped

RM1436  436 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               2/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 PM into service on 36
               1965 PM
               1/66 PM into store
               3/66 PM ..and out
              12/66 PM into store
               2/67 PM ..and out
                       from last bodyswap with B1308
               8/82 NX withdrawn from service
              10/83    scrapped at Aldenham by Vic Berry (Leicester)

RM1437  437 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               2/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 PM into service on 36
                       from last bodyswap with B1586
               9/84 AR withdrawn from service
              12/84    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped

RM1438  438 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               2/63    new, to Aldenham
               3/63 W  into service (Cricklewood)
                    AW (Abbey Wood)
               9/70 PM transfer (Peckham)
                       from last bodyswap with B1325
               2/85 V  withdrawn from service
              11/86    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped

RM1439  439 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               2/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 PM into service on 36
                       from last bodyswap with B1278
               4/84 V  withdrawn from service
               9/84    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped

RM1440  440 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               2/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 PM into service on 36
                       from last bodyswap with B712
               8/86 NX withdrawn from service
              10/86    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped

RM1441  441 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               2/63    new, to Aldenham
               2/63 PM into service on 36
                       from last bodyswap with B1632
               1/82 AK showbus
              11/83 AK withdrawn from service
              12/83    sold to Booth (Rotherham): scrapped

RM1442  442 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               3/63    new, to Aldenham
               4/63 PM into service on 36
                       from last bodyswap with B1396
               8/82 SW withdrawn from service
               8/82    sold to Sykes (Barnsley)
               8/82    scrapped by Wigley (Carlton)

RM1443  443 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               3/63    new, to Aldenham
               4/63 PM into service on 36
                       from last bodyswap with B1385
               8/82 HT withdrawn from service
               8/82    sold to Bird (Stratford upon Avon): scrapped

RM1444  444 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               3/63    new, to Aldenham
               4/63 PM into service on 36
                       from last bodyswap with B1403
               9/82 A  withdrawn from service
              10/82    sold to Norths (Sherburn): scrapped

RM1445  445 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               3/63    new, to Aldenham
               4/63 PM into service on 36
             1965-6 PM
              10/67 PM into store
              10/67 RL .. and transfer
                       from last bodyswap with B1173
               9/82 AP withdrawn from service
              10/82    sold to Norths (Sherburn): scrapped

RM1446  446 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               3/63    new, to Aldenham
               4/63 PM into service on 36
                       from last bodyswap with B1620
              11/87 GM withdrawn from service
               1/89    sold to PVS (Carlton)
               2/89    scrapped by Wigley (Carlton)

RM1447  447 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               3/63    new, to Aldenham
               4/63 PM into service on 36
                       from last bodyswap with B1596
               4/72 PM withdrawn after Easter Day garage fire
               8/72     in Aldenham yard, fire damaged
               2/74    scrapped by LT at Aldenham after damage

RM1448  448 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               3/63    new, to Aldenham
               4/63 PM into service on 36
                       from last bodyswap with B1434
               9/82 SW withdrawn from service
                       exported to Canada
               5/84    bought by Piccadilly Bus Tours, Ottawa
               3/92    sold to Mulligan, Carp, Ontario
      BC9 997  1996    Drury Lane Dairy Bar, Experimental Farm, Toronto

RM1449 449 CLT         new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               3/63    new, to Aldenham
               4/63 PM into service on 36
                       from last bodyswap with B1252
                    TH used on 109
               5/87 NX withdrawn from service
               6/87    bought by Hampshire Bus, but not used
              11/87    bought by Magicbus, Glasgow, #611
      LDS 190A         reregistered
               4/92    Kelvin Central Buses, #1923
               8/93    acquired by Blue Triangle (Bootle)
       449 CLT 8/93    reregistered
               1993    5 month contract in Sweden
               5/94    into preservation, Bootle
               1996    preserved, London, some PSV use
               7/99    used by Mersey TV for "Hollyoaks" filming
               1/06    kept at South Yorkshire Storage
               7/14    at RM60, Finsbury Park
             
RM1450  450 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               3/63    new, to Aldenham
               4/63 M  into service
               1965 M
              10/66 AV transfer
               6/67 X  transfer
                       from last bodyswap with B1401
               9/82 SW withdrawn from service
              10/82    sold to Norths (Sherburn): scrapped

RM1451  451 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               3/63    new, to Aldenham
               4/63 PM into service on 36
                       from last bodyswap with B1447
               1/82 WL withdrawn from service
              10/83    sold to Norths (Sherburn): scrapped

RM1452  452 CLT        new: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600
               4/63    new, to Aldenham
               4/63 AR into service
                       from last bodyswap with B1259
               9/82 W  withdrawn from service
               3/83    scrapped at Aldenham by Vic Berry (Leicester)

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