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

Allocation History

Chassis no. 0961 6939 delivered from AEC, Southall, to Park Royal Vehicles 29/4/53.

Date Allocation Routes CU No. Body No. Classification
28/5/53 Aldenham Works Stored unlicenced 5216 6324 3RT8/2
1/6/53 Sutton (A) 80, 80A, 93, 115, 151, 156, 164, 164A, 262 . . .
6/9/56 Aldenham Works Overhaul . . .
6/9/56 Southall (HW) 55, 83, 83A, 92, 92A, 92B, 97, 105, 120, 120A 5181 5013 3RT8
9/3/60 Aldenham Works Overhaul . . .
9/3/60 Muswell Hill (MH) 43, 125, 134, 134A, 212, 244 1747 6494 3RT8/2
1/5/63 Muswell Hill Stored unlicenced (accident damage) . . .
23/12/63 Wood Green (WN) 29, 29A, 29B, 144, 233 . . .
10/3/64 Aldenham Works Overhaul (fitted with heaters) . . .
16/3/64 Barking (BK) 9, 23, 23A, 23C, 62, 62A,. 87, 145, 148, 148A, 162, 162A, 169, 169A, 169B, 169C, 174, 179, night 287 1723 6517 3/3RT8/2
2/1/69 Aldenham Works Repaint . . .
8/1/69 Romford North Street (NS) 66, 66A, 86, 103, 175, 247, 247A . . .
16/1/71 Romford North Street Stored unlicenced . . .
5/2/71 Upton Park Stored unlicenced . . .
14/1/72 Sold . . . .
The colours above indicate the livery carried

Old photographs

RT4275 at Muswell Hill in the sixties
RT4275 in the nineteen-sixties, pausing at Muswell Hill Broadway while the conductor nips into the tobacconist for a packet of fags. The bus has just resumed to service from Muswell Hill garage on an afternoon peak working on route 43 which will turn short at City Road (Windsor Terrace). Photographer unknown

RT4275 in Hackney, 1973
On 14th June 1973, RT4275 could be found passing through Stratford on an afternoon staff run from the Hackney factory of Lesney Products, the manufacturers of Matchbox Toys. At this time the vehicle carried a dull blue and yellow livery. Photo: Jim Blake (Ravenswood Press)

RT 4275 working for Matchbox Toys, 1980s.
RT 4275 has been transformed with the application of a more colourful livery by Matchbox Toys. It is seen in Essex suburbia, on a staff run from the Rochford factory. Photographer unknown

Subsequent owners

Date Owner Use
14/1/72 Lesney Ltd., Hackney, London E9 Factory staff bus
6/82 Matchbox Toys, Enfield, Middx Factory staff bus, based at Hackney factory
-/87 London Bus Preservation Group, Cobham, Surrey As dealer
-/87 Ted Brakell, Cheam, Surrey Dealer
10/87 One Stop Financial Services, Ealing, London W5 Mobile estate agent's office
1/90 Gill & John Hinson, Potterspury, Northants. For preservation
The colours above indicate the livery carried

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