RLH 61

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Purfleet, Essex, UK

August 2019

Photo © E. Pring

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1st August 2010

Passing the site of the former Weymann works, where its body was built, in Addlestone, Surrey. Route 461 was being re-created by RLHs on this date as part of the RLH40 commemoration.

Photo ©, and used with permission, of T. Drake

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22nd July 2005

First day back in use after restoration

On last day of Routemasters on route 14 (Putney - Central London)

Photo ©, and used with permission, of Jimmy Sheng

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5th October 2004

Undergoing restoration in Essex for new owner, Ensignbus

Photo © E. Pring

May 2004 - Purchased and shipped back from Canada to London, England

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June 2002

Side of a house in Myrtle, Ontario, Canada (North East of Toronto)

Photo © E. Pring

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September 1999

Side of a house in Myrtle, Ontario, Canada (North East of Toronto)

Photo © N. Eadon-Clarke

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September 1995

Side of a house in Myrtle, Ontario, Canada (North East of Toronto)

The bus had been with this owner for about 18 months by this time.

Photo © and used with permission of Bob Martin

RLH 61 was exported to Canada in 1971. There were a variety of owners in Ontario and Ottawa throughout the seventies and eighties.

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16th April 1971, just after 19:30 hours

Well Street, Maryland

Prior to departing on the very last trip from there. An amateur sign promoting Pelham Bus Club has been aded to the radiator grille by enthusiasts just before this photo was taken

Photo © R. Lanham

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16th April 1971, 1650 hours

Well Street bus stand and terminus, Maryland (Stratford, East London)

A commemorative running board saying 'LAST 178 16th APRIL 1971' sits in the brackets above the bonnet

Photo © and used with permission of D. Pring

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16th April 1971

Later on this day, '61 was to become the very last RLH in service with London Transport; here it departs its base of Dalston garage to take up the last day of service on route 178

Photo © and used with permission of R. Smith

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29th May 1969

Leaving Clapton Pond southbound on route 178

Photo © D. Pring

1952: RLH 61 was built, painted in red for use in the London Transport central area.

UK registration number: MXX 261. For other identifying numbers (chassis, body etc) please see this table.

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