Prepared on Notepad by Ian Smith,

This page created on 27th August 1998, updated 11th February 2013

Production buses, RM5-7, 9-879, 904-1253, 1255-1452, 1521-2217. (Total 2119)

Bus histories

These histories are incomplete. They are compiled from data from a variety of sources, not all of which agree. 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

RM2200 CUV 200C         new: 2/5RM9/1
                4/65    new to Aldenham
                4/65 H  into service on 6/6A
                9/66 AE transfer for 113
                9/66 AE used on 240
                67-8 AE
                        from last bodyswap with B2178
               12/86 AR w/d from service
                8/88    bought by Greater Manchester Buses, #2200
                9/88    in service with Manchester
                7/90    bought by Rotherham & District
               12/90    sold to Sykes (Carlton)
                3/91    sold to wombwell Diesels
               11/92    sold to Blue Triangle (Rainham)
                6/93    exported to France: Octobus SARL, Paris
                2001    in France: Ahmed Oufqih

RM2201 CUV 201C         new: 2/5RM9/1
                4/65    new to Aldenham
                4/65 H  into service on 6/6A
                9/66 AE transfer for 113
                67-8 AE
                        from last bodyswap with B2153
                     S  trainer
                7/94 S  w/d from service
               11/94    sold to PVS (Carlton) 
                2/95    bought by Reading Mainline, #21
                7/95    in store
                3/97    being prepared for service
               c3/98    for sale
               11/99    cannibalised: store shed
                6/00    sold to PVS (Barnsley

RM2202 CUV 202C         new: 2/5RM9/1
                4/65    new to Aldenham
                4/65 H  into service on 6/6A
                9/66 AE transfer for 113
                67-8 AE
                        from last bodyswap with B2200
                2/87 V  w/d from service
                4/87    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped

RM2203 CUV 203C         new: 2/5RM9/1
                5/65    new to Aldenham
                        allocated for experiments:
                        to Chiswick Experimental Shop
               12/65    returned to Aldenham
               12/65 SF into service
                1/66 D  transfer
                67-8 D
                        from last bodyswap with B2204
               10/86 ED w/d from service
               11/87    sold to Clydeside Scottish for spares
                6/88    bought by Nelson Cladding Ltd, Penicuik
                3/95    acquired by Kenmore Investments, Edinburgh
                        bought for preservation
                1999    at Dewsbury Bus Museum: Shilibeer livery
                2001    bought by Mac Tours, Edinburgh, #18
                        fitted with Cummins B series Euro2 engine with Allison T270 gearbox
                5/05    converted to part-open top: PO31/28RD
                7/12    bought by Ensignbus: converted to full open-top: O31/28RD

RM2204 CUV 204C         new: 2/5RM9/1
                4/65    new to Aldenham
                5/65 H  into service on 6/6A
                9/66 AE transfer for 113
                67-8 AE
                2/79    Aldenham o/h: painted in Shillibeer livery
                1979 WH used on 25, Shillibeer	
               11/79    repainted red
                        from last bodyswap with B2138
                     T  trainer
               12/91 T  w/d from service
               10/94    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped

RM2205 CUV 205C         new: 2/5RM9/1
                4/65    new to Aldenham
                5/65 H  into service on 6/6A
                9/66 AE transfer for 113
                67-8 AE
                5/80 EM
                        from last bodyswap with B2215
               11/88 WN w/d from service
                9/89    exported to Hungary: Budapest
                1993    Budapest riverside bar

RM2206 CUV 206C         new: 2/5RM9/1
                4/65    new to Aldenham
                5/65 H  into service on 6/6A
                9/66 AE transfer for 113
                67-8 AE
                        from last bodyswap with B2181
                2/87 AL w/d from service
                4/87    exported to Canada: DoubleDeck Tours #7, Niagara
       BA4 803 10/99    DoubleDeck Tours #7, Niagara: Leyland engine
                2000    Canada: Niagara Falls
                7/08    Double Deck Tours
                4/14    Double Deck Tours

RM2207 CUV 207C         new: 2/5RM9/1
                4/65    new to Aldenham
                5/65 H  into service on 6/6A
                9/66 AE transfer for 113
                67-8 AE
                2/79    Aldenham o/h: fitted with p/a system, Shoplinker livery
                        sponsored by HMV shop: wrap-round advert on black band
                4/79 SW Shoplinker service
               10/79    repainted red, retained wrap-round ad		
                1980 GM used on 137, wrap-round ad
                        from last bodyswap with B2156
               11/87 AF w/d from service
                        Aldenham o/h, fitted with sliding windows, filters
       60 6602 12/88    exported to Sri Lanka
                1996    Sri Lanka Transport Board
                5/06    extant in Colombo: most of the paint has peeled off the aluminium
                        leaving a bonnet number in situ.

RM2208 CUV 208C         new: 2/5RM9/1
                4/65    new to Aldenham
                5/65 H  into service on 6/6A
                9/66 AE transfer for 113
                67-8 AE
                2/79    Aldenham o/h: painted in Shillibeer livery
                1979 WW used on 69, Shillibeer	
                2/80    repainted red
                        from last bodyswap with B2130
                2/87 TH w/d from service
                5/87    bought by Scottish Bus Group Engineering, Kilmarnock
                5/87    to Clydeside Scottish
                5/89    taken over by Western Scottish, #C83
                9/90    sold to PVS (Carlton)
                9/90    sold to Ripley (Carlton) 
                2/91    bought by Black Prince, Morley
                5/93    bought for preservation, M.King (Leeds)
                        restored to Shillibeer livery	
                9/94    active preservation
                6/12    bought for preservation: A.Connor, Reading: Shillibeer livery
                7/14    at RM60, Finsbury Park
                9/14    at Brentford Festival
                2/16    on route 2 road-run

RM2209 CUV 209C         new: 2/5RM9/1
                4/65    new to Aldenham
                5/65 H  into service on 6/6A
                9/66 AE transfer for 113
                67-8 AE
                        from last bodyswap with B2191
                5/93 BW w/d from service
                        converted to open-top
                3/94    exported to USA: Beach Bus Co, Kittyhawk
                8/97    bought by DoubleDeck Tours #20, Niagara, Canada
               10/99    DoubleDeck Tours #20, Niagara
                2000    Canada: Niagara Falls

RM2210 CUV 210C         new: 2/5RM9/1
                4/65    new to Aldenham
                5/65 H  into service on 6/6A
                9/66 AE transfer for 113
                67-8 AE
                        from last bodyswap with B2208
               11/86 AC w/d from service
                5/87    bought by Clydeside Scottish
                5/89    taken over by Western Scottish, #C84
                9/90    sold to PVS (Carlton) 
                6/92    bought by East Yorkshire, #816
                1996    in store, Hull
                1996    converted to open-top by Mainline
                7/99    on Scarborough sea-front service
                */01    sold to PVS (Carlton) 
                1/02    bought by Mac Tours, Edinburgh
                4/02    into service, Mac Tours #13
             by 5/03    fitted with doors
                        fitted with Cummins B series Euro2 engine with Allison T270 gearbox
                2/09    sold to Ensign Bus, (Purfleet)
                5/09    bought by The Bus & Boat Co, Toronto, Canada

RM2211 CUV 211C         new: 2/5RM9/1
                4/65    new to Aldenham
                5/65 H  into service on 6/6A
                9/66 AE transfer for 113
                67-8 AE
                     AC used on 8
                        from last bodyswap with B2179
                3/87 NX w/d from service
                7/87    sold to PVS (Carlton)
                7/87    scrapped by Wigley (Carlton)


RM2212 CUV 212C         new: 2/5RM9/1
                4/65    new to Aldenham
                5/65 H  into service on 6/6A
                9/66 AE transfer for 113
                67-8 AE
                        from last bodyswap with B2182
                5/87 HT w/d from service
     HH DC 1232 10/87    exported to Germany: Clark, Hamburg
     HH MM 278           rebuilt with n/s staircase
                 1996    Mr Schulsves, Rosengarten-Ehestorf

RM2213 CUV 213C         new: 2/5RM9/1
                5/65    new to Aldenham
                5/65 H  into service on 6/6A
                66-8 H
                        from last bodyswap with B2136
                5/94 AC w/d from service
               12/94    allocated to LRT Reserve Fleet, Hatfield
                1997    at Hatfield
               c7/98    bought by KD Coach Hire, Dyserth 
                        bought for preservation, Helensburgh
                8/02    bought for preservation, Y.Gay, Southampton
             by 4/06    bought by Dr.C.Dobbing, Peterborough
                3/09    Dr.C.Dobbing
                7/14    at RM60, Finsbury Park

RM2214 CUV 214C         new: 2/5RM9/1
                5/65    new to Aldenham
                6/65 HW licensed for one day, returned to Aldenham
                7/65    on tour to Tokyo
               12/65    return to Aldenham
                1/66 R  into store
                2/66 R  into service
                6/66 SW transfer
                67-8 SW
                        from last bodyswap with B2213
                6/87 E  w/d from service
               10/87    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped

RM2215 CUV 215C         new: 2/5RM9/1
                5/65    new to Aldenham
                6/65 HW licensed for one day, returned to Aldenham
                9/65 AC into service
                66-8 AC
                        from last bodyswap with B2188
               12/86 SF w/d from service
                3/87    sold to PVS (Carlton)
                3/87    scrapped by Wigley (Carlton)

RM2216 CUV 216C         new: 2/5RM9/1
                5/65    new to Aldenham
                5/65 H  into service on 6/6A
                66-8 AC
                        from last bodyswap with B2209
                1/88 BW w/d from service
                1/90    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped


RM2217 CUV 217C         new: 2/5RM9/1
                5/65    new to Aldenham
                6/65 HW licensed for one day, returned to Aldenham
                9/65 AC into service
                1966 AC
                7/67 AC into store
                9/67 AC ..and out again
                1968 AC
                        from last bodyswap with B2139
                1/84    showbus
                1991    fitted with Iveco engine
                1994    repainted red/cream, routebranded for 159
               12/95    privatised to South London 
                4/98    at Cobham Museum Open Day 
                6/98    at North Weald Rally
                        painted in Arriva London livery, white band
               10/99 BN used on 159: rather battered 
                7/01 E  refurbished at Enfield
                8/01    to Cummins for Cummins 2 engine, Allison gearbox, Voith retarder
               10/01 BN return to service
                7/04 BN used on last day of 137
                9/04 BN used on last crew day on 73; High Wycombe Running Day
               10/04 BN vinyl covered: "triple-decker" Harry Potter Knight Bus for promo
               11/04    tour of Britain promoting Harry Potter DVD
               12/04 N  gearbox failure on M3: towed to Norwood
                1/05 N  transfer: special purposes
                6/05    repainted red 
                4/06    at Manchester Museum of Transport London Bus Day
                7/07    at Worthing Rally
                6/08    visited Bow Centenary
                4/11 TH used on 109 Special Service for TH 60th anniversary
                7/13    at Tottenham Garage Centenary: in service on 76 
                7/14    at RM60, Finsbury Park 
                 

BUS HISTORIES: RM2100-2199 RCL2218-2260


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