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Ensignbus RT8

Ensignbus 1940 RT8 on the 15 route Tower Hill London

 

RT 8 FXT 183 2/40 new, body 339

3/40 type-testing by LT

4/40 AF into service on 28, 30, 37 (Chelverton Road)

8/40 RG into store pending brake rectification

4/41 to Chiswick for mods

6/41 AF return to service

10/42 F transfer (Putney Bridge)

1/44 F to Chiswick for "overhaul"

2/44 F return

3/47 F to Chiswick for overhaul

5/47 F from o/h

2/50 F to Chiswick for overhaul

4/50 AF from o/h

AE transfer, trainer (Hendon)

6/53 F transfer

6/53 Chiswick overhaul: repainted red, cream band, full blinds

8/53 NX from o/h: used on 163, 177, 182 (New Cross: temporarily Peckham)

7/55 CA transfer, trainer (Clapham)

8/56 HW trainer (Southall)

11/57 T transfer, trainer (Leyton)

1958 T trainer

5/59 WD transfer, trainer (Wandsworth)

9/59 WD into store

4/60 SW change store (Stockwell)

6/60 WL change store (Walworth)

9/60 sold to Bird's Commercial Motors (Stratford upon Avon)

7/61 bought by Carson Pirie Scott & Co, Chicago

8/61 exported to USA for Chicago British Week

9/61 to City of Peoria for British Fortnight

H19867 11/61 preserved by Museum of Transport, St Louis, Missouri, USA.

7/62 formally donated to museum

9/65 loaned to Carson Pirie Scott & Co, Chicago for British Fortnight

10/65 return to Museum of Transport, St Louis

c1970 to outside storage

c1995 to inside storage

5/01 still at Museum of Transport, St Louis

2/06 bought by S&R Newman for Ensignbus Museum

4/06 returned to the UK for renovation

2008 under renovation: rebuilt

FXT 183 7/10 return to operation by Ensignbus: used on 15

8/10 private charter on 30

8/10 used on X55, X81

8/10 active on Colindale Running Day (142)

10/10 active at Willesden Garage Open Day

05/11 on 15 route Tower Hill

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Taken on August 19, 2011