Prepared on Notepad by Ian Smith,

This page created 22nd November 1998, updated 23rd March 2017.

The BEA Routemasters

Histories of the buses

These histories are far from complete. They are patched together from a variety of data from all sorts of sources. Contributions are welcome, to me.
 
KGJ 601D  BEA 1  10/66    new, delivered for trials, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                 c73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78    BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA 28  6/79    bought by LT
                  1979 FW at Fulwell, BA blue/white, stored, unused
                  6/81    sold by LT (BA blue/white)
                 11/82    bought for preservation, Ilford		
          BEA 1   1992    preserved, BEA: grey/black/white
                  5/09    bought by Rob Duker, Little Paxton, Cambridgeshire
                  7/14    at RM60, Finsbury Park 		

KGJ 602D  BEA 2  10/66    BEA: licensed for service, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  9/76    withdrawn
          RMA 14 11/76    bought by LT, stored
                  1/78    used as staff bus, Aldenham
                  8/85    transferred to BEL, Aldenham
                  7/87    sold for preservation, Watford 
          RMA 2   1990    operated by Green Rover: green/yellow livery (Watford)
                  1990    used on 346 (Sats)
                  2/92    used on 724
                  1/93    withdrawn, stored
                  1998    preserved: in store, Essex
                  8/09    bought by S.Boxall, Beckenham, for preservation
                  8/13    bought for preservation: R.Duker, St.Neots, Cambridgeshire

KGJ 603D  BEA 3  11/66    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1970    BEA, Gloucester Rd., orange/white
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                 c6/78    withdrawn, stored at Chiswick
          RMA 29  6/79    bought by LT
                  1981    converted to trainer, no stairs, red livery, bullseye
                  6/81 PM trainer
                  2/88    sold to Clydeside Scottish for spares
                  2/89    absorbed by Western Scottish for spares
                  7/90    sold to Wombwell Diesels
                  3/92    bought by J.Sykes, Carlton, for scrap
                  3/92    bought by Shaftesbury and District 
                  1996    in rebuild: extra bay added, 32ft 8in, staircase replaced
                  1998    Shaftesbury & District 
          RME 1  c6/00    into service in extended form
                  7/04    at RM50
                  4/05    Shaftesbury & District
                 10/13    bought by Red Bus Day, Keighley

KGJ 604D  BEA 4  11/66    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78    BA, moved to Stonebridge
         RMA 30   6/79    bought by LT
                  6/79 CT staff bus Clapton - Aldenham
                 10/85 CT staff bus, transferred to BEL
                  8/87    sold to PVS, Carlton: scrapped

KGJ 605D  BEA 5  11/66    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                 c6/78    withdrawn, stored at Chiswick
          RMA 31  6/79    bought by LT
                  1979 FW stored, BA blue/white
                 11/79 AC staff bus Willesden - Aldenham
                  7/80 AC withdrawn
                 10/81    sold to Wombwell Diesels: scrapped

KGJ 606D  BEA 6  11/66    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78    BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA 32  6/79    bought by LT
                 11/79 W  staff bus Cricklewood - Aldenham
                 10/85 SE staff bus, transferred to BEL
                  8/87    sold to PVS, Carlton: scrapped

KGJ 607D  BEA 7   1967    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78    BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA 33  6/79    bought by LT, stored
                 12/80 ON staff bus Alperton - Aldenham
                 10/85 ON staff bus, transferred to BEL
                  8/87    sold to PVS, Carlton
                  8/87    sold to Wigley, Carlton: scrapped

KGJ 608D  BEA 8  11/66    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78    BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA 34  6/79    bought by LT
                  6/79 V  staff bus, Chiswick 
                  */84 AV staff bus
                 10/85 V  staff bus, transferred to BEL
                  8/87    sold to PVS, Carlton: scrapped  

KGJ 609D  BEA 9  11/66    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78    BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA 35  6/79    bought by LT, stored, unused
                  6/81    sold by LT (BA blue/white)
                  1/82    scrapped: Wombwell Diesels

KGJ 610D  BEA 10 11/66    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78    BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA 36  6/79    bought by LT
                 11/79 S  staff bus Shepherds Bush - Aldenham
                 10/85 S  staff bus, transferred to BEL
                  8/87    sold to PVS, Carlton: scrapped

KGJ 611D  BEA 11 12/66    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  9/76    withdrawn
          RMA 15 11/76    bought by LT, stored
                  3/78    used as staff bus, Aldenham
                  9/85    transferred to BEL, Aldenham
                 10/86    re-purchased by LBL, transferred to OLTST fleet
                 12/86    Aldenham: recertificated, repainted (red/cream band),
                          modified for tour work, front box (RCL type), p/a.
                  4/87 B  LT Sightseeing Tour
                  4/89 WD London Coaches Ltd
                  5/92 WD privatised to London Coaches
                 10/94    sold to Blue Triangle (Rainham)
                  1996    Blue Triangle (Rainham): stored
                  7/05    in Praha, Czech Republic, advertising Volksbank: for sale?

KGJ 612D  BEA 12 12/66    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  1978    BA, blue/white, Heathrow
                  8/78    BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA37   6/79    bought by LT, stored
                  8/79 AV staff bus, Hounslow - Aldenham
                 10/85 AV staff bus, transferred to BEL
                  8/87    sold for scrap to PVS (Carlton)
                  1987    reclaimed from PVS scrapyard, Barnsley, by R.Brown
                          fitted with RMC front blind box, std windscreen. 
                  1987    operated by Verwood Transport, Poole, Dorset.
                  1/89    retained by R.Brown when Verwood sold to Wilts & Dorset.
                  1989    used by Classic Buses (Hampshire Sunday Rider)
                          used by Shaftesbury & District (green/green)
                  8/92    in service with Shaftesbury & District
                  1993    used by Routemaster Bournemouth
          RMA 37          Shaftesbury & District 
                          bought by Timebus Travel, Watford (red, white bands) 
          RMA 37  1996    Timebus, used on 72 to St Albans, Watford Junc
                          loaned to Watford & District
                 12/96    in service on 73 to Hemel Hempstead
                 c2/97    in one-person-operation by driver on Sunday 73!
                  3/98    in service on Railway Replacement
                  3/04    fitted with Cummins B-series Euro2 engine, Allison T270 gearbox
                  3/07    Timebus Travel, Watford
                 10/07    used on Harrow Running Day (140)
                  4/11    on Wedding duty
                  4/13    in service on Railway Replacement
                 12/13    used on free shuttle service: W.G.C.- Mundells		

KGJ 613D  BEA 13 12/66    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                 c6/78    withdrawn, stored at Chiswick
          RMA 38  6/79    bought by LT
                  1981    converted to trainer, no stairs, red livery, bullseye
                  6/81 AG trainer, Ash Grove
                       U  trainer, Upton Park
                 10/90 U  withdrawn
                  8/91    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped

KGJ 614D  BEA 14 12/66    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1/70    Aldenham repaint to orange/white (first)
                  3/71    BEA, orange/white	
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  9/76    withdrawn
          RMA 16 11/76    bought by LT, stored
                  1/78    used as staff bus, Aldenham
                       AV staff bus, Hounslow - Aldenham                   
                  1/85 AV staff bus, transferred to BEL
                  6/85    painted dark grey, black wings, silver wheels.
                 12/87 SA staff bus: withdrawn (last)
                  2/88    bought by Clydeside Scottish
          SRMA 1          Clydemaster refurbishment
                 12/88    named George the Routemaster by Clydeside Scottish
                  5/89    merged with Western Scottish
          SRMA 1  1990    retained by Western
           G 100 10/91    Clydeside 2000, reliveried
	            6/92    with Clydeside 2000, painted, Mercury silver
                  8/93    Clydeside, used on Glasgow -Paisley route
                 11/93    withdrawn
          RMA 16  8/95    transferred to London & Country,
                       LH painted in GreenLine livery, used for contracts
                  1998    exported to Sweden

KGJ 615D  BEA 15 12/66    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                 c6/78    withdrawn, stored at Chiswick
          RMA 39  6/79    bought by LT, stored unused
                  9/81    sold by LT (BA blue/white) to Wombwell Diesels: scrapped

KGJ 616D  BEA 16 12/66    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                 c6/78    withdrawn, stored at Chiswick
          RMA 40  6/79    bought by LT
                  1981    converted to trainer, no stairs, red livery, bullseye
                  4/81 PM trainer, Peckham
                       U  trainer, Upton Park
                  2/91 U  withdrawn
                  6/91    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped

KGJ 617D  BEA 17 12/66    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                 11/73    repaint to British airways blue/white (first)
                  9/76    withdrawn
          RMA 17 11/76    bought by LT, stored unused
                 10/82    bought for preservation, Seven Kings, (BA blue/white)
                  6/92    sold to Blue Triangle (Rainham)
                  6/92    exported to France: Octobus SARL
                  1996    used by Octobus SARL, Paris

KGJ 618D  BEA 18 12/66    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  9/76    withdrawn
          RMA 18 11/76    bought by LT, stored
                  3/78    Aldenham staff bus
                  1/79 SA St Albans - Aldenham staff bus; red, white band
                  8/85    staff bus, transferred to BEL
                  8/87    sold to PVS (Carlton)
                  8/87    Wigley (Carlton): scrapped

KGJ 619D  BEA 19 12/66    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78    BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA 41  6/79    bought by LT
                  6/79 SP staff bus, Sidcup - Aldenham
                  9/85    staff bus, transferred to BEL
                  1/87    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped  

KGJ 620D  BEA 20 12/66    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                 c6/78    withdrawn, stored at Chiswick
          RMA 42  6/79    bought by LT
                  1981    converted to trainer, no stairs, red livery, bullseye
                  4/81 PM trainer, Peckham
                       FW trainer, Fulwell
                  5/91 FW withdrawn
                  5/92    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped

KGJ 621D  BEA 21 12/66    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                  8/75    sold to LT (orange/white)
          RMA  1          modified at Chiswick: remove tow-gear, luggage racks
                 10/75 NS in service on 175 (Dagenham - North Romford), o/w, bullseye;
                          Aldenham, painted red, recertificated, canopy no. box
                 12/75 NS used on 175
                 c7/76 NS withdrawn from passenger service
                          stored
                  4/78    allocated as staff bus
                       R  staff bus, Hammersmith - Aldenham
                 10/85 R  withdrawn
                 10/85    sold by LT
                  1/94    preserved, Cambridge
                  1996    in preservation, Cambridge, red, 175 style
                 11/06    bought by S.Bunda, KJB Security, Leighton Buzzard
                          mechanically overhauled
                 10/07    active on Cobham Pre-hibernation Day (420, 497)
                 11/07    bought by Mr D.Cunningham, Barnet
                 12/07    bought by Darren Cunningham, Barnet
                          repainted in route 175 livery by London Bus & Truck
                  */09    roof replaced with flat raising roof for USA trip
              by 12/10    returned to UK
                  7/11    on 104 route run
                  7/15    at Manx Motor Museum

KGJ 622D  BEA 22 12/66    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  9/76    withdrawn
          RMA 19 11/76    bought by LT, stored
                  3/78    used as staff bus, Aldenham
                  1/85    transferred to BEL
                  6/85    painted dark grey, red relief, BEL logo.
                          BEL Chiswick staff bus
                  1/87    sold to PVS (Carlton)
                  6/88    sold for preservation, York
                  6/91    bought for use as caravan/hospitality vehicle, Daventry
                  1996    caravan/hospitality vehicle
  
KGJ 623D  BEA 23 12/66    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                 c6/78    withdrawn, stored at Chiswick
          RMA 43  6/79    bought by LT, stored unused
                  9/81    sold to Wombwell Diesels: scrapped
  
KGJ 624D  BEA 24 12/66    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  8/73    BEA, London Airport, o/w, BA Locomotors trailer
                  9/73    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British Airways blue/white
                  8/78    BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA 44  6/79    bought by LT
                  6/79 FW stored, BA blue/white
                  6/79 S  staff bus, Shepherds Bush - Aldenham
                       R  staff bus, Hammersmith - Aldenham
                 12/82 R  withdrawn, stored
                  6/83    sold to Ensign (Grays)
                  7/83    sold to PVS (Carlton)
                  8/83    Wigley (Carlton): scrapped

KGJ 625D  BEA 25 12/66    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  1976    BA, London Airport, blue/white, Locomotors trailer
                  8/78    BA, moved to Stonebridge
                  2/79    withdrawn, stored at Stonebridge
          RMA 45  6/79    bought by LT, stored unused
                 11/81    sold to Wombwell Diesels: scrapped

NMY 626E  BEA 26  1/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  8/75    sold to LT (orange/white)
          RMA  2          modified at Chiswick: remove tow-gear, luggage racks
                 10/75 NS in service on 175 (Dagenham - North Romford), o/w, bullseye
                  2/76 CB into store
                          Aldenham, painted red, recertificated, canopy no. box
                  5/76 NS return: used on 175
                 c7/76 NS withdrawn from passenger service
                          stored
                          Aldenham staff bus duties
                       AV staff bus, Hounslow - Aldenham
                  7/79 AV withdrawn, stored
                  9/81    sold to Wombwell Diesels: scrapped

NMY 627E  BEA 27  1967    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  8/75    sold to LT (orange/white)
          RMA  3          modified at Chiswick: remove tow-gear, luggage racks
                 10/75 NS service on 175 (Dagenham - North Romford), o/w, bullseye
                  2/76 CB into store
                          Aldenham: painted red, recertificated, canopy no. box
                  1976 NS on 175
                  9/76 NS withdrawn from passenger service
                          stored
                 11/76    Chiswick: converted for use as trainer:
                          staircase removed, new window, seat, brake valve
                  6/77    trainer
                       U  trainer, Upton Park
                  9/90 U  withdrawn, stored
                  5/92    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped

NMY 628E  BEA 28  1/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78    BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA 46  6/79    bought by LT
                  6/79 AW staff bus, Abbey Wood - Aldenham
                       SP staff bus, Sidcup - Aldenham
                  6/84 SP withdrawn, stored
                 12/86    sold for preservation, Coulsdon
                 10/94    sold to Time travel, Thornton Heath
                  1/95    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped

NMY 629E  BEA 29  1/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  8/75    sold to LT (orange/white)
          RMA  4          modified at Chiswick: remove tow-gear, luggage racks
                 10/75 NS service on 175 (Dagenham - North Romford), o/w, bullseye;
                          Aldenham, painted red, recertificated, canopy no. box
                  2/76 NS return
                  1976 NS on 175
                 c7/76 NS withdrawn from passenger service, stored
                 10/76    Chiswick: converted for use as trainer:
                          staircase removed, new window, seat, brake valve
                  2/77 WH trainer, West Ham
                       U  trainer, Upton Park
                  9/90 U  withdrawn, stored
                  5/92    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped

NMY 630E  BEA 30  1/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                 c6/78    withdrawn, stored at Chiswick
          RMA 47  6/79    bought by LT, stored
                  1981    converted to trainer, no stairs, red livery, bullseye
                  7/81 CT trainer, Clapton
                       U  trainer, Upton Park
                  9/89    sold for preservation, Bracknell
                  1996    preserved, red, no stairs	

NMY 631E  BEA 31  1/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78    BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA 48  6/79    bought by LT
                  1979 FW at Fulwell LT, BA blue/white, stored
                 11/81 AG staff bus, Ash Grove - Aldenham
                       H  staff bus, Hackney - Aldenham
                 10/85 H  transferred to BEL
                  8/87    sold to PVS (Carlton)
                  9/87    sold to Wigley (Carlton)
                  9/87    sold to M.Biddell, Blue Triangle (Rainham)
                  9/90    Blue Triangle
                  7/92    blind box fitted
                  1996    Blue Triangle (Rainham), stored
               by 4/99    Roger Wright, Blue Triangle
                  4/05    Blue Triangle, in store
                  6/07    retained by Roger Wright 
                  6/07    Blue Triangle: contract for BBC London 94.9FM
                  4/10    Blue Triangle: contract for BBC London 94.9FM	

NMY 632E  BEA 32  1/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78    BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA 49  6/79    bought by LT, stored unused
                 10/82    sold by LT (BA blue/white) for preservation, Woodford Br.
                 10/85    sold to Blue Triangle (Rainham)
                  9/90    Blue Triangle
          RMS 49  9/92    repainted by Blue Triangle for sightseeing
                  5/93    in Official London Sightseeing Tour livery, red/cream
          RMS 49  1996    Blue Triangle, Official London Sightseeing Tour, red/cream.
                  1998    at Showbus 98, and LOTS Sale.
                  1999    bought by Croft Peak, London
                          repainted red/maroon/cream
                 c6/99    used on Central Line replacements
                  4/05    in store, Imperial Buses 
                  4/14    Imperial ceased operations
                  4/14    retained by owner, Wisbech

NMY 633E  BEA 33  1967    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  9/76    withdrawn
          RMA 20 11/76    bought by LT, stored
                  3/78    staff bus, Aldenham
                  9/85    transferred to BEL
             620  6/87    bought by Stagecoach: Magicbus, Glasgow
            1948  4/92    transferred to Kelvin Central Buses
                  8/93    transferred to Stagecoach Perth, stored unused.
                 10/94    exported to France, Lavoux  
1457SQ86          9/95    Lyon, red/white, promotions

NMY 634E  BEA 34  2/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78    BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA 50  6/79    bought by LT, stored
                 11/79 FW staffbus, Fulwell- Aldenham
                  1984 FW staff bus, still blue/white!
                       NB staff bus, Norbiton - Aldenham 
                 11/84 NB withdrawn
                  1/87    bought by Stagecoach, Perth
             621  3/87    transferred to Magicbus, Glasgow
            1949  4/92    transferred to Kelvin Central Buses
             608  8/93    transferred to Stagecoach Scotland preserved fleet
             651  3/94    renumbered by Stagecoach Scotland  
             651 10/94    transferred to Bluebird Buses, Perth
                  1996    retained in preservation, stored
                 97-01    preserved, Lathalmond
                  6/02    bought by Mac Tours, Edinburgh, #20
                  7/04    fitted with Cummins B-series Euro2 engine, Allison T270 gearbox 
                  3/09    sold to Ensign Bus, Purfleet
                  3/09    to Ensignbus heritage fleet
                  4/11 PT London Marathon transport 
                  8/11 PT used on X81
                 10/11    used at "World Skills London" event
                 12/13 PT in service at Ensignbus Running Day
                  4/14    used as extra on 38 during Tube Strike
                  7/15    in service on 15 during Tube strike 
                  8/15    in service on 15 during Tube strike
                  3/16    used on 121 during Tube strike


NMY 635E  BEA 35  1/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger 
                  8/75    sold to LT (orange/white)
          RMA  5          modified at Chiswick: remove tow-gear, luggage racks
                 10/75 NS service on 175 (Dagenham - North Romford), orange/white, bullseye
                 10/75 NS into store
                 11/75 NS ..and out again
                          Aldenham, painted red, recertificated, canopy no. box
                  2/76 NS return: used on 175
                  9/76 NS withdrawn from passenger service, stored
                 11/76    Chiswick: converted for use as trainer:
                          staircase removed, new window, seat, brake valve
                  2/77 WH trainer, West Ham
                       U  East London
                  1991 U  named King Charles II
                  9/94 U  privatised to Stagecoach East London
                          rebuilt staircase
                       U  used on 15
                  1998    rebuilt with o/s doors
                          exported to Stagecoach Portugal

NMY 636E  BEA 36  1/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78    BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA 51  6/79    bought by LT, stored
                  1/85    transferred to BEL
                  3/85 AV staff bus, Hounslow - Aldenham
                       FW staff bus, Fulwell - Aldenham
                 10/86    re-purchased by LBL, transferred to OLTST fleet
                 12/86    Aldenham, recertificated, repainted (red/cream band),
                          modified for tour work, front box (RCL type), p/a.
                  4/87 B  start on LT Sightseeing Tour
                  4/89 WD London Coaches Ltd
                  5/92 WD privatised to London Coaches
                 10/94    sold to Blue Triangle (Rainham)
                  1996    Blue Triangle: stored
                          bought by B.Souter, Perth
                  8/06    at Scottish Vintage Bus Museum open weekend

NMY 637E  BEA 37  1/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78    BA, moved to Stonebridge
                  1979    BA, Glos. Rd, blue/white
          RMA 52  6/79    bought by LT
                  7/79 AW staff bus, Abbey Wood - Aldenham
                  8/85    transferred to BEL, Aldenham
                  1/87    bought by Pegg, Rotherham
                 c3/88    used as Sandtoft courtesy bus
                  7/91    sold to J.Sykes (Carlton)
                  9/91    operated by North Mymms Coaches around Hatfield
                          fitted with standard front blind box.
                  8/92    acquired by Time Travel, Thornton Heath
                  9/94    Time Travel, at Victoria Dock; red, cream band
                  1998    International Coach Lines
                 11/09    International Coachlines London Ltd
                 10/11    bought by Exclusive Cars Ltd, Nottingham

NMY 638E  BEA 38  1/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  8/75    sold to LT (orange/white)
          RMA  6          modified at Chiswick: remove tow-gear, luggage racks
                 10/75 NS service on 175 (Dagenham - North Romford), o/w, bullseye
                 10/75 NS into store
                 11/75 NS ..and out again
                  2/76 CB into store                  
                          Aldenham, painted red, recertificated, canopy no. box
                  3/76 NS return: used on 175
                  9/76 NS withdrawn from passenger service, stored
                       X  used as Chiswick staff bus
                  1/85 X  transferred to BEL
                  6/85    painted dark grey, red relief, BEL logo.
                  8/87    sold to PVS (Carlton)
                  8/87    sold to Wigley (Carlton)
                  8/87    sold for preservation, Bracknell
                  9/94    preserved, BEL grey, red doors/windows

NMY 639E  BEA 39  1/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                 10/72    BEA    Heathrow; orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  8/75    sold to LT (orange/white)
          RMA  7          modified at Chiswick: remove tow-gear, luggage racks
                 10/75 NS service on 175 (Dagenham - North Romford), o/w, bullseye
                  1976    Aldenham, painted red, canopy no. box,
                          stored
                  1978 WW Aldenham-Leyton staff bus, red, white band, bullseye
                  8/85 WW transferred to BEL
                  8/87    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped	

NMY 640E  BEA 40  1/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  8/75    sold to LT (orange/white)
          RMA  8          modified at Chiswick: remove tow-gear, luggage racks
                 10/75 NS service on 175 (Dagenham - North Romford), o/w, bullseye
                  9/76    Aldenham, painted red, canopy no. box
                          stored
                       AV staff bus, Hounslow - Aldenham
                  1/85 AV transferred to BEL
                  6/85    painted dark grey, red relief, BEL logo.
                       SA BEL St Albans-Aldenham staff bus
                 12/87    withdrawn, stored
                  8/88    bought back by LBL
                          painted red with white tween-decks and East London Coaches lettering
                  8/91    used on Dagenham - Romford Asda free service
                          repainted red, gold band, bullseye
                  5/92 U  used on 15B
                  9/94 U  privatised to Stagecoach East London	 	
                       U  St.E.London, used on 718 to North Weald; red, cream band
                  1996 U  used on 15
                  1998    rebuilt with o/s door
                          exported to Stagecoach Portugal
         82 34 LS 6/99    in service with Stagecoach Portugal

NMY 641E  BEA 41  2/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  6/79    in service at Heathrow, g/b/w.
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78    BA, moved to Stonebridge
                  3/79    withdrawn
                  6/79    bought by LT
          RMA 53  6/79 NX staff bus, New Cross - Aldenham
                 10/85    transferred to BEL, Aldenham
                  7/87    sold to Bertin, Hounslow
                  1996    promotions/hospitality vehicle, Norwood Green
                  6/96    at Classic Automotion, LT red livery

NMY 642E  BEA 42  2/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  9/76    withdrawn
          RMA 21 11/76    bought by LT, stored, unused
                  9/81    sold to Wombwell Diesels: scrapped
    
NMY 643E  BEA 43  2/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78    BA, moved to Stonebridge
                  3/79    withdrawn
          RMA 54  6/79    sold to LT, stored, unused
                 10/81    sold to Wombwell Diesels: scrapped

NMY 644E  BEA 44  2/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  3/71    BEA    Gloucester Rd., orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78    BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA 55  6/79    bought by LT, stored
                  1981    converted to trainer, no stairs, red livery, bullseye
                  9/87 AR trainer, Tottenham
                       S  trainer, Shepherds Bush
                 11/94 S  privatised to London United
                  3/95 FW back in use as trainer 	
                 10/95 FW withdrawn, stored in Fulwell
                  1998    Blue Triangle

NMY 645E  BEA 45  2/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  9/76    withdrawn
          RMA 22 11/76    bought by LT, stored
                  3/78    used as staff bus, Aldenham
                  1/85    transferred to BEL, Aldenham
                 10/86    re-purchased by LBL, transferred to OLTST fleet
                 12/86    Aldenham: recertificated, repainted (red/cream band),
                          modified for tour work, front box (RCL type), p/a
                  2/87 B  LT Sightseeing Tour
                  4/89 WD London Coaches Ltd
                  5/92 WD privatised to London Coaches
                  3/93 WD Lndon Pus: red/white livery
                 10/94    sold to Blue Triangle (Rainham)
                  4/95    exported to Ireland for J.J.Kavanagh
67 KK 501         1996    sightseeing for J.J.Kavanagh, Kilkenny

NMY 646E  BEA 46  2/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
          RMA 9   8/75    sold to LT (orange/white)
                          modified at Chiswick: remove tow-gear, luggage racks
                 10/75 NS service on 175 (Dagenham - North Romford), o/w, bullseye	
                  1/76 NS on 175, North Romford & Dagenham, orange/white, bullseye
                  1976    Aldenham, painted red, recertificated, canopy no. box
                  1976 NS used on 175
                  9/76 NS withdrawn from passenger service, stored
                          used as staff bus
                       TL staff bus, Catford-Aldenham
                  1/85 TL transferred to BEL
                  6/85    painted dark grey, red relief, BEL logo.
                          BEL, Chiswick staff bus
                  3/88    sold to Wembley Stadium for courtesy vehicle
                  1996    hospitality bus
                          Townends Estate Agents
                 10/00    sold to Mike Nash (Weybridge)  
                 11/00    bought by Mac Tours, Edinburgh, #19
                  5/04    fitted with Cummins B-series Euro2 engine, Allison T270 gearbox
                  3/09    sold to Ensign Bus, Purfleet 
                  3/09    bought by Timebus Travel, St.Albans
                          painted red, white relief
                  9/09    at Showbus 2009
                  3/14    on hire duty
                  4/14    on hire duty
                 12/13    used on free shuttle service: W.G.C.- Mundells
RM9 at Showbus 2009
Timebus RMA 9 at Showbus 2009
 
NMY 647E  BEA 47  2/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  8/75    sold to LT (orange/white)
          RMA 10          modified at Chiswick: remove tow-gear, luggage racks
                 10/75 NS service on 175 (Dagenham - North Romford), o/w, bullseye
                          Aldenham, painted red, recertificated, canopy no. box
                  1/76 NS return: used on 175
                  9/76 NS withdrawn from passenger service, stored
                          staff bus duties
                       V  Chiswick staff bus
                  8/85 V  transferred to BEL
                  2/87    sold for preservation, Romford
                  9/92    sold for preservation, Woodford Bridge
                  8/93    relicensed as psv by Routemaster Travel
                  2/96    sold to Shaftesbury & District
                          refurbished
                 c2/97    in service
          JOT-77          exported to Finland
                  1999    used as election campaign bus, Helsinki

NMY 648E  BEA 48  2/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  1/75    withdrawn
                  8/75    sold to LT (orange/white)
          RMA 11          modified at Chiswick: remove tow-gear, luggage racks
                 10/75 NS service on 175 (Dagenham - North Romford), o/w, bullseye
                  1976    Aldenham, painted red, canopy no. box
                          stored
                          staff bus duties
                  9/85    transferred to BEL, Aldenham 
                  2/87    operated by Verwood Transport, Poole, Dorset.
                          fitted with front blind box
                  1/89    sold to Legg, Aylesbury
                 11/89    used by Routemaster Travel, Aylesbury
         RMA 48  11/91    bought by Green Rover, Watford
                          painted green/yellow, fitted with front blinds
                  1/93    withdrawn, stored
                  1998    preserved: at Cobham Open Day, Showbus 98
                  7/04    bought by Western Greyhound, Newquay
                  4/05    Western Greyhound, #2648, for 500 (Newquay Tour) and 550 (Newquay Airport)
                  5/15    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)

NMY 649E  BEA 49  2/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  9/76    withdrawn
          RMA 23 11/76    bought by LT, stored
                  5/78    staff bus duties, Aldenham
                       NB staff bus, Norbiton - Aldenham
                  8/85 NB transferred to BEL 
                  3/87    sold for use as promotional vehicle, Lever, Northolt
                          bought by Verwood Transport
                 c2/88    in service with Verwood
                          rebuilt with TWO rear staircases
                  5/89    sold to Ireland (dealer)
                  4/91    sold privately, West Midlands
                  1996    ?

NMY 650E  BEA 50  2/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  9/76    withdrawn
          RMA 24 11/76    bought by LT, stored
                  7/78 X  Kensington - Aldenham staff bus
                  1979 LS Luton-Aldenham staff bus, BA blue/white+bullseye
                  6/82    withdrawn, Aldenham, stored
                  7/84    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped

NMY 651E  BEA 51  2/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78 SE BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA 56  6/79    bought by LT
                  1979 FW stored; BA blue/white
                 10/82 PD bought by Plumstead sports club bus (BA blue/white)
                  2/88    sold for preservation, Purley                  	
                  3/92    sold through Blue Triangle (Rainham), exported to France
401KPT75          1996    used by Octobus SARL, Paris

NMY 652E  BEA 52  2/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  8/75    sold to LT (orange/white)
          RMA 12          modified at Chiswick: remove tow-gear, luggage racks
                 10/75 NS service on 175 (Dagenham - North Romford), o/w, bullseye
                  1/76 CB into store
                          Aldenham, painted red, recertificated, canopy no. box
                  1976 NS on 175
                 c7/76 NS withdrawn from passenger service,  stored
                       AV staff bus Hounslow-Aldenham
                 11/82 AV withdrawn, stored
                 10/83    sold to North (Sherburn): scrapped

NMY 653E  BEA 53  2/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  9/76    withdrawn
          RMA 25 11/76    bought by LT, stored
                  1/78    staff bus, Aldenham
                  1/85    transferred to BEL, Aldenham
                 10/86    re-purchased by LBL, transferred to OLTST fleet
                 12/86    Aldenham: recertificated, repainted (red/cream band),
                          modified for tour work, front box (RCL type), p/a.
                  3/87 B  start on LT Sightseeing Tour, 
                  3/88    LT Sightseeing Tour
                  4/89 WD London Coaches Ltd
                  5/92 WD privatised to London Coaches
                 10/94    sold to Blue Triangle (Rainham)
                 10/94    exported to Ireland
                  1995    converted to open-top (first)
67-D-813  RMA 25  1996    sightseeing for Dual Way Coaches, Dublin
                  4/11    Dual Way Coaches, Dublin

NMY 654E  BEA 54  3/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                 c6/78    withdrawn, stored at Chiswick
          RMA 57  6/79    bought by LT, stored, unused
                 10/82    sold for preservation (BA blue/white), London
                 10/85    sold for preservation, Palmers Green
                 10/92    sold for preservation, Fulham
                 12/94    sold for preservation, Clacton 
                  5/95    operated by Time Travel, Thornton Heath, red
                  1998    International Coach Lines

NMY 655E  BEA 55  3/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  5/70    Aldenham repaint to orange/white (last)
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  3/78    BA, in service at Heathrow
                  8/78 SE BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA 58  6/79    bought by LT
                  1979 FW stored at Fulwell, BA blue/white
                 10/79 AV staff bus, Hounslow - Aldenham
                 10/85 AV transferred to BEL
                  7/87    bought by Verwood Transport, Poole
                          fitted with front box	
                 c2/88    in service with Verwood
                  1/89    sold to Spence (Southend)
                  9/89    sold to Brakell (Cheam)
                 11/91    sold to Blue Triangle of Bootle
                  5/92    repainted red/blue/cream
          0655    5/94    bought by Merseyrider
                 10/94    acquired by by MTL Merseybus
                  2/95    privately purchased
                          on loan to Merseyrider unit of MTL
                  1995    accident: repaired, 
                          repainted in Liverpool Corp. green/cream
                          used on Liverpool Heritage services.
                  1998    used on LUPS tour to Crich
                  2/05    bought by Ensignbus: repainted red, white band
                  4/05 PT used on last crew-day on 19
                  6/05    at Waterden Road Open Day: used on X25, X86
                 12/05 PT used on X80
                 11/06 PT used on X80 (Grays - Gravesend)
                  7/07    used on rail replacement, Central Line 
                  3/09    bought by Rob Duker, Little Paxton, Cambridgeshire 
                  4/11    bought by DC Lifestyle Ltd, Ealing
                 12/11    on Christmas Lights run
                  8/13    at Holloway Garage Open Day and Round London Tour
                  7/14    at RM60, Finsbury Park
                  7/15    in service on 8 during Tube strike
                  8/15    used on 8 during Tube strike
                  9/15    used on 657 during Brentford Festival				

NMY 656E  BEA 56  3/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  4/69    to BEA workshops for livery trials
                  6/69    returned to service in orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  8/75    sold to LT (orange/white) 
          RMA 13          modified at Chiswick: remove tow-gear, luggage racks
                 10/75 NS service on 175 (Dagenham - North Romford), o/w, bullseye
                  1/76 CB into store
                          Aldenham, painted red, recertificated, canopy no. box
                  5/76 NS return: used on 175: red, white band, bullseye, slipboard & canopy box
                  9/76 NS withdrawn from passenger service, stored
                          staff bus duties
                 10/85 V  Chiswick staff bus, transferred to BEL
                  2/87    sold for preservation, red, Truro
                 12/88    transferred to Croydon
                  7/90    transferred to Kentish Town
                  1996    preserved, red

NMY 657E  BEA 57  3/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78 SE BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA 59  6/79    bought by LT
                  1979 FW at Fulwell LT, BA blue/white, stored
                  3/85 SP staff bus, Sidcup - Aldenham
                  1985 SP transferred to BEL
                  8/87    sold to PVS (Carlton)
                  8/87    scrapped by Wigley (Carlton)

NMY 658E  BEA 58  3/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78 SE BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA 60  6/79    bought by LT, stored
                  1981    converted to trainer, no stairs, red livery, bullseye
                  6/81 E  trainer, Ponders End
                 12/87    withdrawn
                  2/88    sold to Clydeside Scottish, trainer
                  9/89    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped  

NMY 659E  BEA 59  3/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78    BA, moved to Stonebridge
                  3/79    BA, last Heathrow journey.
          RMA 61  6/79    bought by LT
                  6/79 S  staff bus, Shepherds Bush - Aldenham
                  9/80 S  withdrawn
                 11/81    sold to Wombwell Diesels: scrapped
  
NMY 660E  BEA 60  3/67 new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  9/76    withdrawn
          RMA 26 11/76    bought by LT, stored
                  8/78 HL used as staff bus, Hanwell - Aldenham
                  1/85 HL transferred to BEL
                 10/85    withdrawn
                 10/86    re-purchased by LBL, transferred to OLTST fleet
                 10/86    Aldenham: recertificated, repainted (red/cream band),
                          modified for tour work, front box (RCL type), p/a.
                 11/86 B  start on LT Sightseeing Tour
                  4/89 WD London Coaches Ltd
                  5/92 WD privatised to London Coaches
                 10/94    sold to Blue Triangle (Rainham)
                 11/94    exported to Ireland
67-D-816  RMA 26          sightseeing for Dual Way Coaches, Dublin
                  9/09    repainted red at The Bus Works, Blackpool for Dual Way
                  4/11    destroyed in arson attack

NMY 661E  BEA 61  3/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  9/76    withdrawn
          RMA 27 11/76    bought by LT, stored
                  1/78    staff bus, Aldenham
                  1/85    transferred to BEL
                  8/85 AV staff bus, withdrawn
                  2/86    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped
  
NMY 662E  BEA 62  4/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78 SE BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA 62  6/79    bought by LT
                  6/79 T  staff bus, Leyton - Aldenham
                       WW staff bus (Walthamstow - Aldenham)
                  1/85    transferred to BEL
                  6/85    painted dark grey, red relief, BEL logo. 
                  8/87    bought by London Borough of Ealing
                  1996    in use as playbus
              by 12/97    bought by John Letts, Gillingham, Dorset (The Big Red Bus)
                  1998    mobile caravan, The Big Red Bus, Gillingham
                  1/03    departed for Baghdad on "peace convoy"
                  5/04    used by Green Party as election bus, with trailer
               by 1/05    John Letts moved to Shaftesbury
               by 7/08    John Letts moved to Sherborne
                  9/15    used by South African Broadcasting Corporation, with trailer

NMY 663E  BEA 63  4/67    new, licensed, g/b/w
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78 SE BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA 63  6/79    bought by LT
                  6/79    staff bus, Aldenham
                  1/85    transferred to BEL, Aldenham
                  8/87    sold to PVS (Carlton): scrapped 
 
NMY 664E  BEA 64  3/67    new, licensed
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78 SE BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA 64  6/79    bought by LT
                  6/79 FW stored, BA blue/white
                  6/79 AV staff bus, Hounslow - Aldenham
                  7/79 AV withdrawn, stored
                 11/81    sold to Wombwell Diesels: scrapped

NMY 665E  BEA 65  4/67    new, licensed
                  1970    Aldenham repaint to orange/white
                  1973    British Airways merger
                  73-4    repaint to British airways blue/white
                  8/78 SE BA, moved to Stonebridge
          RMA 65  6/79    bought by LT
                  6/79 HD staff bus, Harrow Weald - Aldenham
                  1/85    transferred to BEL
                 10/86    re-purchased by LBL, transferred to OLTST fleet
                 10/86    Aldenham: recertificated, repainted (red/cream band),
                          modified for tour work, front box (RCL type), p/a.
                 12/86 B  start on LT Sightseeing Tour,
                  4/89 WD London Coaches Ltd
                  5/92 WD privatised to London Coaches
                 11/93    sold to John Letts, Gillingham, Dorset
                  1996    some psv use, The Big Red Bus, Gillingham
                  1/03    departed for Baghdad on "peace convoy"
                  5/04    used by Green Party as election bus
               by 1/05    John Letts moved to Shaftesbury
                  5/08    in \yeovil for rained-off Sunrise 2008 festival
               by 7/08    John Letts moved to Sherborne 

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