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WYKEBECK45
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Vintage Bus

Post by WYKEBECK45 »

I recently saw an old London bus(Routemaster ?) on the 'Old George' (now the Miller and Carter) roundabout at Garforth and it drove into the pub car park !
It was painted silver and had all the London destinations showing.
Has anyone any info on this,please?
Thanks.
Wykebeck45

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blackprince
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Re: Vintage Bus

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Maybe its a bus replacement rail service for HS2 ;)
It used to be said that the statue of the Black Prince had been placed in City Square , near the station, pointing South to tell all the southerners who've just got off the train to b****r off back down south!

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blackprince wrote:
Mon 13 Dec, 2021 11:46 pm
Maybe its a bus replacement rail service for HS2 ;)
Now that's funny! :lol:

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tilly
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Could have a jet engine fitted.
No matter were i end my days im an Hunslet lad with Hunslet ways.

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Hi Wykebeck,
London Buses are famously red so a silver one is a rarity.
It turns out that in the 60's London Transport had a trial of an unpainted silver bus , similar to the unpainted silver tube trains. It wasn't successful but one of them was finally preserved in its silver trim with the Daily Mail advert. So it could have been this one.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Rout ... _rally.jpg
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/720224165396295223/

In 1977 LT painted some Routemasters silver for the Queen's silver jubilee.
So that's another possibility.
https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-londo ... 49476.html

Later on First Group also painted some London Routmaster's silver
https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-londo ... 48112.html

Did you get a good enough look at it to see if it was one of these?
Merry Xmas,
BP
It used to be said that the statue of the Black Prince had been placed in City Square , near the station, pointing South to tell all the southerners who've just got off the train to b****r off back down south!

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Re: Vintage Bus

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blackprince

That's all good stuff. I wouldn't have known where to start because I thought all London buses were red - except for Green Line, of course, so I found your post informative

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