Friday, 13 July 2012

Leicester 100 reglazed

Former Leicester Dominator 100 has been transformed in appearance following the re-fitting of glazing with new window rubbers. They have proved to be the most awkward windows we have ever fitted with mitred corners.

London Metropolitan MD60 update

Work has restarted on London MD60 this week, after a lull whilst our London Routemasters were prepared for the "SeaFront 12" Promenade bus service. All the corroded upper deck steelwork has now been replaced and repanelling of the between decks is now in hand. Both platforms have also been replaced this week and MD60 is beginning to take shape once more after several years as a skeleton or corroded hulk.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

RML2266 goes all red - for now!

Against a typically British summer sky (!), RML2266 was released from the spray shop today in all LT red ready for its journey home to RH Buses in Oxfordshire. The wheels, mudguards and cream relief stripe will be added later - it is booked in for a wedding on Friday!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

RML887 likes to be beside the seaside!

Routemasters have made a return to Blackpool Promenade for Classic Bus North West Ltd which is now operating "Sea Front 12" between Pleasure Beach and Uncle Tom's Cabin in partnership with Oakwood Travel Ltd. Amongst the selection of Routemasters is former GENERAL liveried RML887 which is now in CBNW all-LT red livery. Other Routemasters occupied include RM1568, RML2290 & RML2734.

RML2266 gets a makeover

RML2266 has been partly repanelled and prepared for an external respray in LT red for RH Buses during June. This vehicle was once part of the Kentish Bus fleet of Routemasters operated on route 19 in the maroon and cream livery.

Reglazing starts on Leicester 100

100 in the poppy red, grey & white livery applied to Leicester buses from the mid-1980s
New glazing rubber has finally arrived to allow Leicester Dennis Dominator 100 to have its glazing refitted. The rubber has been supplied by COH Baines who had to remanufacture a die for the rubber section which was no longer a stock item.