Routemaster Bus

1964 London Transport Routemaster bus, no RM1872.

She first operated in Edmonton in March 1964 before transfer to Upton Park for use on Route 15 a month later. In July 1967 she was transferred to Hornchurch for use on Route 165, returning to Aldenham Works in September 1967 for overhaul. From Hornchurch, she was transferred to Tottenham in September 1968.

In 1990 she was fitted with an Iveco engine and by 1995 was working route 159 from Brixton. In June 2001 she was refurbished at Enfield and three months later received a new Scania engine. Her final route was the 137 and was withdrawn from service in August 2004 and purchased by the SDR three months later.

  • She has 64 seats; 28 downstairs, 36 upstairs
  • 8′ wide
  • 27’6″ long
  • 14′ 4.5″ high