Prepared on Notepad by Ian Smith

This page created on 6th October 98, updated 23rd March 2017.

The RML Bus Histories

These histories are incomplete. They are being assembled as I gather information and find time to process it. Not all the sources agree with each other, so please do not treat these pages as primary sources. Most sources are mentioned in the bibliography.
Part 1: RML 880-RML903 Part 4: RML 2400-RML2499 Part 6: RML 2600-RML2699
Part 2: RML 2261-RML2299 Part 5: RML 2500-RML2599 Part 7: RML 2700-RML2760
Part 3: RML 2300-RML2399

ER 880  WLT 880    7/61    new: original no. in publicity photos
                   7/61    new to Aldenham
 RML880 WLT 880    8/61    reclassified
                  10/61 FY licensed as trainer 
                  11/61 FY into service on 104
                   62-5 FY on 104
                   5/66 FY to Aldenham overhaul
                           ------- works float -------
                   8/66 FY from o/h, into store
                  10/66 FY return
                   67-9 FY
                   6/70 FY to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1/71 MH transfer for 43 (Muswell Hill)
                   1972 MH
                   9/73 MH to Aldenham overhaul
                   9/73 AF from o/h (Putney)
                   74-5 AF
                   6/76 AF to Aldenham repaint, and return
                        S  transfer
 ER 880 WLT 880    1989 S  repainted to London United Tramways red/white/black
                   9/89 S  used on 310A as extra for Broxbourne Model Railway Exhibition
                   1993 S  refurbished, Cummins engine, LUT livery
                  11/94 S  privatised, London United
                   4/95 S  used on 94
                   6/98 S  at North Weald rally
                   9/98 S  in service, at Showbus 98, LUT livery
                   1999 S  London United for 9, 94
                   9/99 S  at Showbus 99, LUT livery
                   8/00 S  repainted, LUT livery
                   01-2 S
                   7/03 S  in use on 94
                   8/03    at Fulwell Garage Centenary Open Day
                   1/04 S  on last day of 94
                   7/04 S  repainted: LUT livery
                   8/04 S  used on route 9 special re-visit to Mortlake
                   9/04    used on last crew journey on route 9
                   9/04 V  transfer to special purposes fleet (Stamford Brook) 
                  10/04 FW transfer, special purposes fleet (Fulwell)  
                  11/05 FW used on LU's last day on 33
                   6/06    repainted LT red, cream band
                        TV special purposes (Tolworth)
                   4/07 FW transfer, special purposes
                   7/11    on 104 route run
                   6/14    active at Fulwell Open Day (667)
                   7/14    visited Paris for finish of Tour de France
                   8/14 HH transfer, commercial services (Hounslow Heath)
                   9/14    at Hampton Transport Gala/Fair (667)
                   6/15 NC transfer, commercial services (Twickenham)

ER 881             8/61    new to Aldenham
RML881  WLT 881    8/61    reclassified
                  11/61 HT into store
                  11/61 FY into service on 104
                   62-5 FY on 104
                   5/66 FY to Aldenham overhaul
                           ------- works float -------
                   8/66 FY from o/h, into store
                  10/66 FY return
                   67-9 FY
                   6/70 FY to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1/71 MH transfer for 43 (Muswell Hill)
                   1972 MH
                   9/73 MH to Aldenham overhaul
                   9/73 MH from o/h
                   1974 MH
                   1/75 SE transfer (Stonebridge Park)
                   5/76 SE to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1991    Cummins engine fitted
                   1992    refurbished
                  11/94 S  privatised, London United
ER 881             5/99    renumbered
                   1999 S  London United for 9, 94
        HSL 656   c1/00 S  reregistered 
                   1/04 BT transfer, used on 13 (Edgware)
                   2/04 BT withdrawn into store..
                   2/04 FW change store (Fulwell)
        WAS 970    2/04    reregistered 
                   2/04    bought by M.Nash (Weybridge) for private hire / loans
                   7/05    used for LOTS Bus Rides evening
                   8/05    bought for export to Canada for Gray Line sightseeing
                           Absolute Charters Inc, Halifax, Nova Scotia
                  12/06    in "General" livery

ER 882             8/61    new to Aldenham
RML882  WLT 882    8/61    reclassified   
                  10/61 FY licensed as trainer 
                  11/61 FY into store
                           into service on 104
                   1/62 FY
                   3/64 FY into store
                   5/65 X  trainer
                  10/65 S  trainer
                   1/66 FW trainer
                   5/66 FW to Aldenham overhaul
                           ------- works float -------
                   8/66 FY from o/h, into store
                  10/66 FY return
                   67-9 FY
                   6/70 FY to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1/71 MH transfer for 43 (Muswell Hill)
                   1972 MH
                   9/73 MH to Aldenham overhaul
                   9/73 HL from o/h (Hanwell)
                  12/74 SE transfer, trainer (Stonebridge Park)
                   1975 SE
                   8/76 SE to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   4/84	HT used on 74
                   1991    Cummins engine fitted
                   1992    refurbished
                   9/94 CT privatised, Leaside Buses (Cowie)
                   1998 CT Arriva London North
                   1999 CT Arriva London North for 38
                   3/05    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
                  11/05    bought for preservation and wedding hire, Mike Fuller, Bedford
                  12/09    bought by Ensignbus for heritage fleet
                   7/11    on 104 route run
                  10/11    used at "World Skills London" event
                   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

RML883  WLT 883    8/61    new to Aldenham
                  10/61 FY licensed as trainer 
                  11/61 FY into store
                           into service on 104
                   62-5 FY on 104
                   5/66 FY to Aldenham overhaul
                           ------- works float -------
                   8/66 FY from o/h, into store
                  10/66 FY return
                   67-9 FY
                   6/70 FY to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1/71 MH transfer for 43 (Muswell Hill)
                   1972 MH
                   9/73 MH to Aldenham overhaul
                   9/73 SW from o/h (Stockwell)
                   5/74 SW into store
                   6/74 SW ..and out
                   6/74 HL transfer for 207 (Hanwell)
                   7/75 HL into store
                  11/75 HL ..and out
                   2/76 WH transfer for 23 (West Ham)
                   7/76 WH into store, and out again
                   8/76 WH to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1991    Cummins engine fitted
                   1992    refurbished
                   9/94 Q  privatised, London Central (Go-Ahead)
                   1995 Q  route-branded for 12
                   1999 Q  London Central, for 12
        TAS 466    9/03 Q  reregistered
                  11/04 Q  withdrawn..
                  11/04    ..into store, Mandela Way
                  11/04    sold to Ensign Bus
                  12/04    in Ensign Bus Routemaster Raffle:
                  12/04    bought by Mr.C.Billette, Caldercruix, Lanarkshire
                   8/06    moved to Czech Republic
                  10/08    to Bohemia Road Transport Museum, Terezin, Czech Republic
                  10/13    bought by D.Paskell & R.Potton for restoration: Vintage Red Bus Co, Marlow
                  10/13    re-imported to UK
                   7/14    at RM60, Finsbury Park
                   2/16    on route 2 road-run

RML884  WLT 884    9/61    new to Aldenham
                  11/61 HT into store (Highgate)
                  11/61 FY into service on 104 (Finchley)
                   9/62 FY into store
                  10/62 FY trainer, then return to store
                   6/63 FY return to service on 104
                   64-5 FY on 104
                   5/66 FY to Aldenham overhaul
                           ------- works float -------
                   8/66 HL from o/h, into store (Hanwell)
                   9/66 HL trainer
                   1967 HL training
                  12/68 WH transfer, trainer (West Ham)
                   1969 WH trainer
                   4/70 WH to Aldenham repaint, and return to training
                   1971 WH trainer
                  10/72 SF transfer, trainer (Stamford Hill)
                  10/73 T  transfer, trainer (Leyton)
                  12/74 SF transfer, trainer
                  11/75 SW transfer, trainer (Stockwell)
                  10/76 SW into store
                  11/76 SW trainer again
                   1990    Cummins engine fitted
                   1992    refurbished
                   9/94 CT privatised, Leaside Buses (Cowie)
                   1998 CT Arriva London North
                   1999 CT Arriva London North for 38
                  10/04 CT at Enfield for rear end repairs
                  12/04 CT return
                   6/05 CT withdrawn..
                   6/05 SF ..into store (Stamford Hill)
                  10/05 TM change store (Tottenham Marshes) 
                  10/05    sold to Ensign Bus, (Purfleet)
                  10/05    bought by Imperial Buses, Rainham
                   3/12    in store

RML885  WLT 885    9/61    new to Aldenham
                  11/61 HT into store (Highgate)
                  11/61 FY into service on 104 (Finchley)
                   62-5 FY on 104
                   5/66 FY to Aldenham overhaul
                           ------- works float -------
                   8/66 FY from o/h, into store
                  10/66 WH transfer, trainer (West Ham)
                   1/67 J  transfer, trainer (Holloway)
                   4/67 WW transfer, trainer (Walthamstow)
                   9/67 J  transfer
                  11/67 TC transfer for 130 (Croydon)
                   68-9 TC
                   4/70 TH transfer into store (Thornton Heath)
                   5/70 TH to Aldenham repaint
                   5/70 TC from repaint
                  11/71 MH transfer (Muswell Hill)
                  12/71 HL transfer for 207 (Hanwell)
                   1972 HL
                   8/73 HL to Aldenham overhaul
                   8/73 SW from o/h (Stockwell), B886
                   7/74 HL transfer (Hanwell)
                   1975 HL
                   2/76 WH transfer for 23 (West Ham)
                   8/76 WH to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1990    Cummins engine fitted
                   1992    refurbished
                   9/94 X  privatised, Centrewest (Westbourne Park)
                   95-6 X
                  12/97 X  First Centrewest, used on 7,23
                  98-03 X
                   6/04 X  given cream band and London Transport fleetnames
                   7/04 X  used on last day of crew 7s 
                   7/04    bought by Dr M.Mitchell, Huddersfield

RML886  WLT 886    9/61    new to Aldenham
                  11/61 HT into store (Highgate)
                  11/61 FY into service on 104 (Finchley)
                   62-5 FY on 104
                   6/66 FY to Aldenham overhaul
                   6/66 FY return from o/h
                   67-9 FY
                   3/70 FY into store, and out again
                   4/70 FY to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1/71 MH transfer for 43 (Muswell Hill)
                   1972 MH
                   5/73 MH to overhaul
                           ------- Aldenham works float --------
                   9/73 AF from o/h (Putney)
                   1974 AF used on 14
                   74-5 AF
                   6/76 AF to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   8/76 AF into store
                   9/76 AF ..and out again
                   1990    Cummins engine fitted
                   1992    refurbished
                   9/94 U  privatised, Stagecoach East London
                  12/97 U  Stagecoach East London, for 15   
        TAS 418    3/03 U  reregistered 
                   8/03 SD withdrawn into store at Stratford
                   9/03    sold to Ensign Bus 
                   6/04    bought by Mr Johnson, Radlett
                           driven to South Africa via Europe, Turkey, Middle East and East Africa
                   1/05    in Durban, Republic of South Africa..
                           ..heading for Cape Town for "Hope for Africa"

RML887  WLT 887    9/61    new to Aldenham
                  11/61 HT into store (Highgate)
                  11/61 FY into service on 104 (Finchley)
                   5/62 FY into store,..and out again
                   63-5 FY on 104
                   6/66 FY to Aldenham overhaul
                   6/66 FY return from o/h
                  11/69 FY into store
                   2/70 FY ..and out
                   4/70 FY to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1/71 MH transfer for 43 (Muswell Hill)
                   1972 MH
                   7/73 MH to Aldenham overhaul
                   7/73 U  from o/h (Upton Park), B880
                  10/73 MH transfer
                   1974 MH
                   1/75 SE transfer (Stonebridge Park)
                   6/75 SE into store
                  10/75 SE ..and out
                   6/76 SE to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1990    Iveco engine fitted
                   1993    refurbished
                  11/94 AF privatised, London General
                   6/98 AF London General, on 22
                   1999 AF London General, for 14, 22
                  00-01 AF
                  12/02 AF refurbished, repainted
                  c4/03 AF repainted
       202 UXJ    11/04    reregistered
                   6/05 AF repainted in red/white/silver/black, General
                   7/05 AF last bus in on 14
                   7/05 Q  transfer (Commercial Services) 
                   5/06 AF commercial services 
                   7/09 AL transfer (Commercial Services)(Merton) 
                   5/11    bought by Mr G.Oliver: loaned to Classic Bus, Blackpool
                           repainted all-red
                   6/12    into service on Seafront 12 service, Blackpool

RML888 WLT 888    10/61    new to Aldenham
                  11/61 HT into store (Highgate)
                  11/61 FY into service on 104 (Finchley)
                   62-5 FY on 104
                   6/66 FY to Aldenham overhaul
                   6/66 FY return from o/h
                   1967 FY on 104
                   2/68 FY into store, and out
                   1969 FY
                   4/70 FY to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1/71 MH transfer for 43 (Muswell Hill)
                   1972 MH
                   6/73 MH into store, CoF expiry
                   8/73 SF transfer, trainer (Stamford Hill)
                  10/73 AC transfer, trainer (Willesden)
                   1974 AC trainer
                   9/75 AC into store
                   1/76 AC trainer
                   1990    Cummins engine fitted
                   1992    refurbished
                   9/94 CT privatised, Leaside Buses (Cowie)
                   1998 CT Arriva London North
                   1999 CT Arriva London North for 38
                  10/05 CT used on last crew day on 38 (last bus)..
                  10/05 SF ..into store, withdrawn
                  11/05 SF in store
        255 UXO    1/06    reregistered
                   1/06    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 
                  10/06    bought by Red Route Buses, Northfleet, Kent
                  10/11    used at "World Skills London" event

RML889  WLT 889   10/61    new to Aldenham
                  11/61 HT into store (Highgate)
                  11/61 FY into service on 104 (Finchley)
                   62-5 FY on 104
                   6/66 FY to Aldenham overhaul
                   6/66 FY return from o/h
                   9/67 FY into store
                  10/67 FY ..and out
                   68-9 FY
                   4/70 FY to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1/71 MH transfer for 43 (Muswell Hill)
                   1972 MH
                   6/73 MH into store, CoF expiry
                   2/74 MH to Aldenham overhaul
                   2/74 HT from o/h, B882 (Holloway)
                   3/75 SW transfer for 88 (Stockwell)
                   8/76 SW to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1991    Iveco engine fitted
                   1993    refurbished
                  11/94 AF privatised, London General
                   1999 AF London General, for 14, 22
                  c4/03 AF repainted
        214 UXJ   11/04    reregistered
                   7/05 AF withdrawn..
                   7/05 PL ..into store (Plough Lane)
                   8/05    sold to Ensign Bus, (Purfleet) 
                   8/05 SM bought by Sullivan Buses, South Mimms
                   2/11 SM repainted

RML890  WLT 890   10/61    new to Aldenham
                  11/61 HT into store
                  11/61 FY into service on 104
                   62-5 FY on 104
                   6/66 FY to Aldenham overhaul
                   6/66 FY return from o/h
                   67-9 FY
                   3/70 FY to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1/71 MH transfer for 43 (Muswell Hill)
                   1972 MH
                   6/73 MH into store, CoF expiry
                   2/74 MH to Aldenham overhaul
                   2/74 PR from o/h, unlicensed, B885 (Poplar)
                   2/74 SW transfer, relicensed (Stockwell)
                   3/74 HT transfer (Holloway)
                   6/74 HT into store
                  12/74 HT ..and out
                  10/75 NX transfer for 37 (New Cross)
                  11/86 AF on 30, Capital Radio fitted
                   1991    Cummins engine fitted
                   1992    refurbished
                   9/94 U  privatised, Stagecoach East London
        XFF 814    1995 U  reregistered
                  12/97 U  Stagecoach East London, for 15 
                  98-02 U
                   8/03 SD withdrawn into store at Stratford
                   9/03    sold to Ensign Bus 
                   3/04    bought by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber

RML891  WLT 891   10/61    new to Aldenham
                  11/61 HT into store (Highgate)
                  11/61 FY into service on 104 (Finchley)
                   62-5 FY on 104
                   6/66 FY to Aldenham overhaul
                   6/66 FY return from o/h
                  10/67 AC transfer (Willesden)
                  11/67 TC transfer for 130 (Croydon)
                   68-9 TC
                   4/70 TC to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1971 TC
                   3/72 Q  transfer, trainer (Camberwell)
                   7/73 Q  to Aldenham overhaul
                   7/73 SF from o/h (Stamford Hill), B883
                   1/74 SW transfer (Stockwell)
                   3/74 HT transfer (Holloway)
                   6/74 HT into store
                   2/75 HT ..and out
                   3/76 HT into store
                   4/76 HT to Aldenham repaint, and return to service
                   1992    Cummins engine fitted
                   1993    refurbished
                  11/94 S  privatised, London United
                   1999 S  London United for 9, 94
        HSL 660   c1/00 S  reregistered
                by 4/02 S  fitted with Cummins Euro2B engine and Allison T270 gearbox
                   7/04 S  withdrawn from 9..
                   7/04 TV ..change store (Tolworth) 
                  12/04    sold to Ensign Bus, (Purfleet) 
                  12/04    bought by Scottish Travel, Greenock
                by 2/06    converted to open-top: dark blue/purple livery
                   8/06    used on Greenock-Helensburgh
                   2/10    fitted with platform doors
                by 7/10    blue for Glasgow City Tour
                   6/11    Glasgow City Tour: Scottish Travel, Greenock 
                   3/12    sold to Blythswood Motors, Glasgow 
                   5/12    bought by Blueline Travel, Rochford, Essex
                   6/12    at Epsom Downs for Derby Day
                   7/12    repainted red: most of roof removed
                   9/12    for sale on e-bay: not sold
                   5/14    used for Arsenal's victory parade: red-wrapped
                  11/15    used in Lord Mayor's Show 

RML892  WLT 892   10/61    new to Aldenham
                  11/61 FY into service on 104 (Finchley)
                   8/62 FY used on 104
                   3/63 FY into store
                   3/64 FY ..and out
                   1965 FY on 104
                   7/66 FY to Aldenham overhaul
                   7/66 FY return from o/h
                   8/66 FY used on 104
                   1967 FY on 104
                   2/68 NX trainer (New Cross)
                   8/69 AM transfer, trainer (Plumstead)
                   1970 AM trainer
                   1/71 AM to Aldenham repaint, and return to training
                   4/72 SW transfer, trainer (Stockwell)
                   4/73 PM transfer, trainer (Peckham)
                   9/73 WN transfer, trainer (Wood Green)
                   74-5 WN trainer
                   5/76 WN into store
                  10/76 WN trainer
                   1991    Iveco engine fitted
                   1992    refurbished
                  12/94 BN privatised, South London (Cowie)
                  12/97 BN South London for 137
                   1998 BN Arriva London South
                  99-01 BN
                  12/02 BN at Enfield for repairs
                  10/05 BN used on 159
                  12/05 N  transfer into store (Norwood)
        253 UXO   12/05    reregistered
                   1/06    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
                   2/06    bought by Geoff Mann ,London, E1
                  11/09    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
                  11/11    bought by Direct Stairlifts Ltd, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire
                           Legends Catering Ltd, Ollerton: restaurant
                by 5/13    bought by Timmermanns Garden Centre, Nottingham: restaurant

RML893  WLT 893   10/61    new to Aldenham
                  11/61 FY into service on 104 (Finchley)
                   3/63 FY into store
                   3/64 FY ..and out
                   1965 FY on 104
                   7/66 FY to Aldenham overhaul
                   7/66 FY return from o/h
                   67-9 FY
                   5/70 FY to Aldenham repaint and return
                   1/71 MH transfer for 43 (Muswell Hill)
                   1972 MH
                   8/73 MH to Aldenham overhaul
                   8/73 U  from o/h (Upton Park), B887
                  10/73 MH transfer into store
                  11/73 MH ..and out
                   1974 MH
                   1/75 SE transfer (Stonebridge Park)
                   6/76 SE to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   8/76 SE into store
                  10/76 SE ..and out again
                   1985 U  roof repainted yellow as part of 15 route-branding
                        U  on 23, yellow roof, 15 branding
                   6/85 U  roof repainted red, except yellow edge band
                   1990    Cummins engine fitted
                   1993    refurbished
                  10/94 AC privatised, Metroline
        KFF 276    1994 AC reregistered
                   1999 AC Metroline, for 6, 98
        WLT 893    5/01    reregistered
                   2/02 AC 
                   2003 AC
                   3/04 AC withdrawn 
                   3/04    sold to Blue Triangle (Rainham)
                           bought by London Bus & Truck:
                           nearside restored, offside not, as work promo
                   7/08    on display at North Weald Rally
                   */12    fully repainted
                   8/12    into service with The London Bus Company
                   4/14    used as extra on 29 during Tube Strike
                   7/15    used on 29 during Tube strike
                   8/15    used on 29 during Tube strike
                   3/16    used on 29 during Tube strike

RML894  WLT 894   11/61    new to Aldenham
                  11/61 HT into store (Highgate)..
                  11/61 FY ..into service on 104 (Finchley)
                   62-3 FY on 104
                   5/64 FY into store
                   5/65 HT trainer
                   6/66 HT to Aldenham overhaul
                   6/66 FY from o/h
                   67-9 FY
                   5/70 FY to Aldenham repaint and return
                   1/71 MH transfer for 43 (Muswell Hill)
                   1972 MH
                   5/73 MH to overhaul
                           ------- Aldenham works float --------
                  10/73 AF from o/h (Putney)
                   1974 AF
                  10/75 NX transfer for 37 (New Cross)
                   1987 AF used on 14
                   1991    Iveco engine fitted
                   1992    refurbished
                  11/94 RA privatised, London General
                   1999 RA London General, for 11
                  00-01 RA
                   5/02 SW transfer (Stockwell)
                  11/03 Q  transfer for 12 (Camberwell)
                  11/04 Q  withdrawn..
                  11/04 PL ..into store, (Plough Lane)
        787 UXA    2/05 PL reregistered
                  11/05    sold to Ensign Bus, (Purfleet)
                   6/06    bought by Bectra BV, Spijkenisse, Holland 

RML895  WLT 895   11/61    new to Aldenham
                  11/61 FY into store (Finchley)
                  12/61 FY into service on 104
                   62-3 FY on 104
                   5/64 FY into store
                   5/65 SF trainer
                   1/66 SE trainer
                   6/66 SE to Aldenham overhaul
                   6/66 FY return from o/h, into store
                   7/66 FY return to 104
                   1967 FY on 104
                   8/68 FY into store, and out again
                   1969 FY
                   5/70 FY to Aldenham repaint and return
                   1/71 MH transfer for 43 (Muswell Hill)
                   1972 MH
                   8/73 MH to Aldenham overhaul
                   8/73 U  from o/h (Upton Park), B884
                  12/73 AC transfer (Willesden)
                   6/74 HL transfer for 207 (Hanwell)
                   1975 HL
                   2/76 WH transfer for 23 (West Ham)
                   7/76 WH to Aldenham repaint and return
                   1991    Iveco engine fitted
                   1992    refurbished
                  12/94 BN privatised, South London (Cowie)
                  12/97 BN South London for 137
                   1998 BN Arriva London South
                  10/05 BN used on 159
                  12/05 N  transfer into store (Norwood)
        252 UXO   12/05    reregistered
                   1/06    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 
                  12/06    bought by Dr Corcoran and Mr Mercer, Bristol
        WLT 895    3/12    bought by RM Buses Ltd: reregistered
                   8/12    RM Buses Ltd, Wigan

RML896  WLT 896   11/61    new to Aldenham
                  11/61 FY into store (Finchley)
                  12/61 FY into service on 104
                   62-3 FY on 104
                   5/64 FY into store
                   5/65 NX training duties (New Cross)
                   7/66 NX to Aldenham overhaul                
                   7/66 FY from o/h, into store
                   8/66 FY return
                   67-9 FY
                   5/70 FY to Aldenham repaint and return
                   1/71 MH transfer for 43 (Muswell Hill)
                   1972 MH
                   7/73 MH into store, CoF expiry
                   1/74 MH to Aldenham overhaul
                   1/74 SF from o/h, B894 (Stamford Hill)
                  12/74 SF into store
                   2/75 SF ..and out
                   9/76 SF to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1992    Cummins engine fitted
                   1993    refurbished
                   9/94 CT privatised, Leaside Buses (Cowie)
                   8/95    used at IAAF meeting, Gothenerg, Sweden:
                           two UK and two Swedish flag-stickers on roof
                   1998 CT Arriva London North     
                   1999 CT Arriva London North for 38
                   00-2 CT used on 38
                   7/03 CT at Enfield for rear end repair
                   5/04 CT  still has four flags stuck on roof
                   9/04 CT withdrawn..
                   9/04 TM ..to store at Tottenham Marshes 
                   9/04    sold to R&S Newman, Purfleet for Museum fleet 
                   6/06    bought by Carousel Buses, High Wycombe
                   6/06    repainted red
                  11/09    used on peaks on service 1
                   7/11    on 104 route run
                   3/12    retained by owner after sale of Carousel
                   7/15    in service on 8 during Tube strike

RML897  WLT 897   11/61    new to Aldenham
                  11/61 FY into store (Finchley)
                  12/61 FY into service on 104
                   62-5 FY on 104
                   7/66 FY to Aldenham overhaul
                   7/66 FY return from o/h
                   67-9 FY
                   5/70 FY to Aldenham repaint and return
                   1/71 MH transfer for 43 (Muswell Hill)
                   1972 MH
                   7/73 MH into store, CoF expiry
                   2/74 MH to Aldenham overhaul
                   2/74 SW from o/h, B890 (Stockwell)
                   3/74 HT transfer (Holloway)
                  10/74 HT into store
                  12/74 HT ..and out
                   1975 HT
                  10/76 HT to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1993    Cummins engine fitted
                   1993    refurbished
                   9/94 CT privatised, Leaside Buses (Cowie)
                   1998 CT Arriva London North
                   1999 CT Arriva London North for 38
                   2/05 CT in Enfield for repairs
                   4/05 CT return
                  10/05 CT withdrawn..
                  10/05 SF ..into store (Stamford Hill)
                  11/05 TM change store, withdrawn (Tottenham Marshes)..
                  11/05 E  change store (Enfield)
        254 UXO   11/05    reregistered 
                   1/06    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 
                   2/06    bought by Ace Travel, Liverpool 
                   4/06    at Manchester Museum of Transport London Bus Day
                  11/08    bought by The London Bus Company, Northfleet: private hire
                  10/11    used at "World Skills London" event
        WLT 897    6/12    reregistered
                   4/14    used as extra on 29 during Tube Strike
                   7/15    used on 29 during Tube strike
                   8/15    used on 29 during Tube strike
                   3/16    used on 29 during Tube strike

RML898  WLT 898   12/61    new to Aldenham
                   1/62 FY into store
                   6/62 FY to Aldenham for visit preparation
                   9/62    shipped to San Francisco
                  11/62    in San Francisco
                   1/63    return to store at Aldenham
                   8/63    shipped to New Orleans
                   1963    visit to Louisiana, Tennesssee, Texas
                  11/63    stored at Aldenham
                   3/64 FY into store
                   5/64 FY into service on 104
                   65-7 FY on 104/A
                   2/68 FY to Aldenham overhaul
                   2/68 FY return from o/h
                  69-70 FY
                   1/71 MH transfer for 43 (Muswell Hill)
                   2/71 MH to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   72-4 MH
                   2/75 MH to Aldenham overhaul
                   2/75 AC from o/h, body B898 (Willesden)
                  12/75 AC trainer
                  10/76 SE transfer, trainer (Stonebridge Park)
                   1993    Iveco engine fitted
                   1993    refurbished
                   9/94 BW privatised, Stagecoach East London
        XFF 813    1995 BW reregistered
                  12/97 BW Stagecoach East London, for 8
                  98-02 BW 
                   5/03 BW into store
                   8/03    bought by Blue Triangle, in store
                           refitted with AEC engine
                   9/04    at Showbus 2004, Duxford
                           bought by E.Price, London
        WLT 898            reregistered
                  10/07    at Cobham Pre-hibernation Day
                   6/08    visited Bow Centenary
                   7/11    on 104 route run
                   7/11    at North Weald Rally
                   9/11    Routemaster Travel South
                   9/12    at Showbus 2012, Duxford
                   4/14    used as extra on 8 during Tube Strike
                   4/14    at Brooklands Spring Gathering
                   6/14    at Stockwell Open Day
                   7/14    at RM60, Finsbury Park
                  11/14    in service on 11
                   7/15    in service on 8 during Tube strike
                   8/15    used on 8 during Tube strike


RML899  WLT 899   12/61    new to Aldenham
                  12/61 FY into store
                   1/62 FY into service on 104
                   63-5 FY on 104
                   7/66 FY to Aldenham overhaul
                   7/66 FY return from o/h
                   67-9 FY
                   6/70 FY to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1/71 MH transfer for 43 (Muswell Hill)
                  11/71 MH into store
                  12/71 MH ..and out
                   1972 MH
                   8/73 MH into store, CoF expiry
                  10/73 HT transfer, trainer (Holloway)
                   1974 HT trainer
                   1/75 HT into store
                   4/75 HT trainer
                        HT into store
                   1/76 HT trainer
                   1992    Iveco engine fitted
                   1992    refurbished
                  11/94 AF privatised, London General
                   1999 AF London General, for 14, 22
                   6/00    used for 406F Epsom Race specials
        215 UXJ   11/04    reregistered
                   7/05 AF withdrawn..
                   7/05 PL ..into store (Plough Lane)
                   8/05    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
                   8/05    bought by Blue Triangle, Rainham
                   6/07    retained by Roger Wright
                   9/07    active at Loughton Running Day (38A, 167A, 179)
                   4/08    active at Cobham Open Day (477)
                   6/08    used on 306R to Epsom Downs
                  10/11    used at "World Skills London" event
                   4/14    used as extra on 29 during Tube Strike
                   7/15    used on 29 during Tube strike
                   8/15    used on 29 during Tube strike

RML900  WLT 12/61 12/61    new to Aldenham
                   1/62 FY into store (Finchley)
                   9/62 FY into service on 104
                   1963 FY on 104
                   3/64 FY into store
                   5/65 AV trainer (Hounslow)
                   3/66 HL trainer (Hanwell)
                   9/66 U  trainer (Upton Park)
                   2/68 U  to Aldenham overhaul
                   2/68 U  return from o/h, into service
                  11/68 AF transfer (Putney)
                   6/69 J  transfer (Holloway)
                   8/69 H  transfer (Hackney)
                   1/70 U  transfer
                   2/70 J  transfer
                   5/70 FY transfer
                   7/70 TC transfer (Croydon)
                   8/70 U  transfer
                  11/70 SF transfer (Stamford Hill)..
                  11/70 SF ..to Aldenham repaint, and return
                  10/71 SF into store
                  11/71 HT transfer, trainer (Holloway)
                  10/72 SF transfer, trainer
                   8/73 MH transfer (Muswell Hill)
                   1974 MH
                   2/75 MH to Aldenham overhaul
                   2/75 SW from o/h, body B900 (Stockwell)
                   8/76 SW to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1987    withdrawn with accident damage
                   2/88    sold to Clydeside Scottish
                   1988    repaired (bits from RM1984): Clydemaster refurbishment
                   6/88    into service with Clydeside
                   6/88    visited London: routes 13, 26, N.Weald Rally
                   5/89    visit to Orkney
                   5/89    taken over by Western Scottish, #C10
                  10/91    bought by Clydeside 2000, #99
                   1/95    bought by  Blue Triangle, Rainham; stored
                   8/03    undergoing major rebuild
                           repainted red with cream band, Blue Triangle fleetnames
                   1/04    return to service: used on 652
                   3/04    visited last night of RMLs on 6/98
                   6/04    in service on last day of 8
                   6/04 FL used on 718 (Victoria - North Weald)
                   6/04 FL used on 11 and 38 during Tube strike 
                   8/04    used during Notting Hill Carnival
                   9/04    at Showbus 2004, Duxford
                  10/04 FL used on LOTS' shuttle, Dagenham
                  11/04 FL used on last crew day on 12
                   1/05    used on last crew day on 36
                   6/07    retained by Roger Wright
                   9/09    at Showbus 2009, Duxford
                   9/10    active on Leatherhead Running Day (408, 418)
                   7/11    on 104 route run 
                   7/15    used on 29 during Tube strike 
                   8/15    used on 29 during Tube strike 
                  12/15    used in service on 159 (Running Day) 
                   3/16    used on 29 during Tube strike

RML901  WLT 901    12/61    new to Aldenham
                   1/62 FY into store (Finchley)
                   3/63 FY into service on 104
                   64-5 FY on 104
                   6/66 NX trainer (New Cross)
                   2/68 NX to Aldenham overhaul
                   2/68 FY return from o/h
                  69-70 FY
                   1/71 MH transfer for 43 (Muswell Hill)
                   2/71 MH to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1972 MH
                   6/73 MH into store
                  12/74 HT transfer (Holloway)
                   2/75 HT to Aldenham overhaul
                   2/75 SW from o/h, body B901 (Stockwell)
                   8/76 SW to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1988    on 6	
                   1990    Cummins engine fitted
                   1992    refurbished
                   9/94 CT privatised, Leaside Buses (Clapton)
                   1998 CT Arriva London North
                   1999 CT Arriva London North for 38
                   9/02 CT return from Enfield after repairs
                  10/05 CT used on last crew day on 38..
                  10/05 SF .. into store (Stamford Hill) 
                  12/05 CT change store: repanelled, repaired for Arriva Heritage fleet
                        CT fitted with Cummins C engine
                   4/06 CT in store: internal repaint
                   6/06 AR transfer, special purposes (Tottenham)..
                   6/06 EC transfer, special purposes (Edmonton)
                        SF transfer, special purposes (Stamford Hill)
                   4/10 EC transfer, special purposes  
                  11/10 SF transfer into store, special purposes 
                   7/11    on 104 route run
                   6/12    on Route 38 Centenary 
                   7/13    at Tottenham Garage Centenary: in service on 76
                   4/14    used as extra on 29 during Tube Strike

RML902  WLT 902    1/62    new: stored at Aldenham
                   2/62 FY into store
                   4/63 FY to Aldenham for visit preparation
                   6/63    visit to Munich
                   6/63    return to store at Aldenham
                   8/63    visit to Zurich
                   9/63    return to store at Aldenham
                   3/64 FY into store
                   5/64 FY into service on 104
                   1965 FY on 104
                   6/66 HT trainer
                   1967 HT training
                   2/68 HT to Aldenham overhaul
                   2/68 HT return from o/h into store
                   3/68 HT into service
                  69-70 HT
                   1/71 MH transfer for 43 (Muswell Hill)
                   2/71 MH to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   72-3 MH
                  12/74 HT transfer (Holloway)
                   3/75 HT to Aldenham overhaul
                   3/75 SW from o/h, body B902 (Stockwell)
                   7/76 SW into store
                   8/76 SW ..and out
                   9/76 SW to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1993    Cummins engine fitted
                   1993    refurbished
                  10/94 AC privatised, Metroline
        ALC464A    1994 AC
                   1999 AC Metroline, for 6, 98
        WLT 902    5/01    reregistered
                   2/02 AC 
                   2003 AC
                   3/04 AC withdrawn
                   3/04    sold to Blue Triangle (Rainham)
                           retained by The London Bus Company
                   7/11    on 104 route run
                   1/13    repainted white for Microsoft Office 365 promo
                   4/14    used as extra on 29 during Tube Strike
                   8/15    used on 29 during Tube strike
                   3/16    used on 29 during Tube strike

RML903  WLT 903    1/62    new to Aldenham
                   1/62 FY into store
                   3/63 FY into service on 104
                   6/63 FY into store
                   7/63    to Aldenham for visit preparation
                   9/63    shipped to USA
                  10/63    visit to Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware
                  11/63    return to Aldenham, into store
                   3/64 FY into store
                   5/64 FY back into service on 104
                   1965 FY on 104
                        FY trainer
                   6/66 SE trainer 
                   1/67 FY trainer
                   9/67 FY back on the 104
                   2/68 FY to Aldenham overhaul
                   2/68 FY return from o/h
                  69-70 FY
                   1/71 FY to Aldenham repaint, and return
                   1/71 MH transfer for 43 (Muswell Hill)
                   72-3 MH
                  12/74 HT transfer (Holloway)
                   2/75 HT to Aldenham overhaul
                   2/75 AC from o/h, body B903 (Willesden)
                        HT transfer, trainer
                  12/75 HT into store
                        HT showbus
                  12/93 FY uniquely on 82 to North Finchley
                  10/94 HT privatised, MTL London for 10
                  12/94 HT repainted to all-red, MTL logos
                   */95 HT used on 10
                   1998    taken over by Metroline
                   9/98 HT MTL logos removed, at Showbus 98
                   1999 HT Metroline London Northern: still AEC, unrefurbished    
                   4/00 HT repainted overall red
                   2/02 HT
                   3/03 KX transfer to Kings Cross outstation, for 390
                   6/04 HT used on extras on 17 on Holloway open-day
                   9/04 KX used on last crew-day on 390
                   9/04 HT transfer for special purposes
                  11/04    worked on 390 for "Children in Need"
                   1/05    repainted
                  10/05    used on last crew day on 13
                   3/07    one-day use on new 346, Watford
                   3/07 HT one-day charity use (Comic Relief) on 4 to Waterloo
                   7/08 PB Potters Bar Running Day (84)
                   1/09    Metroline: active on St.Albans Running Day (330)
                   9/09    at Showbus 2009, Duxford
                  10/10    active at Willesden Garage Open Day
                   7/11    on 104 route run
                  12/11    on Christmas Lights run
                   3/13 HT used on 4 on Red Nose Day
                   8/13 HT active at Holloway Garage Open Day  
                   9/13 AC active at Willesden Garage Open Day
                   2/14    on 139 during Tube strike
                   4/14    used as extra on 91 during Tube Strike
                   4/14    at Brooklands Spring Gathering
                   5/14    active on route 9/15 running day
                   6/14 ON in service on 79, Alperton Open Day
                   7/14    active at Potters Bar Open Day (84)
                   7/14    at RM60, Finsbury Park: used on X60
                  11/14    in service on 4, 24
                  12/14    in service on 134
                   7/15    used on 214 during Tube strike
                   8/15    used on 214 during Tube strike
                  11/15    used in Lord Mayor's Show
                  12/15    used on 139 during 159 Running Day
                   3/16    used on 91 during Tube strike


photo references bus histories, Part 2: RML2261-2360

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