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On this page: Allocation History . . . Old Photographs . . . Subsequent owners

Allocation History

Chassis no 9821LT800 delivered from AEC, Southall, to Metro-Cammell in Birmingham 11/9/52

Date Allocation Routes CU No. Body No. Classification
12/1/53 Chiswick Works Stored unlicenced 9508 7951 2RF2
1/2/53 West Green (WG) 233 . . .
24/9/57 Aldenham Works Overhaul . . .
25/9/57 Loughton (L) 254 9495 8001 2RF2
8/61 Aldenham Works Overhaul . . .
8/61 Leyton (T) 210, 236 9460 7979 1/2RF2
10/63 Loughton Stored unlicenced . . .
12/63 Leyton (T) 210, 236 . . .
6/65 Aldenham Works Overhaul . . .
6/65 Leyton (T) 210, 236 9470 7955 1/2RF2
10/68 Leyton Stored unlicenced . . .
11/68 Loughton Stored unlicenced . . .
2/69 Leyton 210, 236 . . .
4/71 Poplar Stored unlicenced . . .
5/72 Sold . . . .
The colours above indicate the livery carried

Old photographs

RF433 in Roding Valley in the fifties
RF 433 pauses in Roding Valley in this late nineteen-fifties tranquil scene where the ladies chat with the conductor and lone cyclist passes. Photographer unknown

RF433 at Highbury New Park in 1970
RF433 was working a through Sunday working to Golders Green on route 210 when photographed at Highbury Grove on 11th January 1970. Photo Jim Blake (Ravenswood Press)

RF433 at London Fields in 1971
On her very last day of public service, 16th April 1971, RF433 makes a call at the long winding bus stand at London Fields, at which buses were often found waiting a fresh driver from the nearby Dalston garage. Photo: Jim Blake (Ravenswood Press)

Subsequent owners

Date Owner Use
5/72 London Borough of Waltham Forest, London, E15 (3350) School bus
12/75 London Bus Preservation Group, Cobham, Surrey As dealer
1/9/78 Fractional HP Motors, St. Leonards, Sussex Staff bus
2/80 Normand Electrical Company, Farlington, Hants Stored
4/81 Ted Brakell, Cheam, Surrey Dealer. Also used on fruit-picking contract work.
10/83 Gill & John Hinson, Potterspury, Northants. Preserved
The colours above indicate the livery carried

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