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Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - ARRIVA RM6

This photograph taken in Oxford Street, London shows RM6 (VLT6) in Gold livery minus adverts. This vehicle is one of the three Golden Jubilee buses that will be represented in model form by LT Museum Set 11 which is due for release towards the end of 2002. This is additionally the actual vehicle released as EFE model 15633

Photograph © John King www.transporthistory.co.uk



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - ARRIVA RM6

To compliment the photograph above, this one taken in Oxford Street, London on 14 September 2002 shows RM6 (VLT6) in Gold livery with full adverts. This is the actual vehicle released as EFE model 15633

Photograph © John King www.transporthistory.co.uk



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - ARRIVA RM2217 - Photograph 1

This photograph was taken at the RM50 celebration event at Finsbury Park, London on 24 July 2004 and shows RM2217 (CUV217C). This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE models 15620, 15620A and 15620B

Photograph © British Model Buses



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - ARRIVA RM2217 - Photograph 2

This photograph was taken at the Acton Depot open day on Saturday 4 March 2006 and shows fleet number RM2217 (CUV217C). In addition to the models listed above (Photograph 1) this is the actual vehicle as represented by EFE models 15635A 15635B 15635C 15635D 15635E

Photograph © Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - ARRIVA GREAT NORTHERN RM25

This photograph was taken at Finsbury Park Bus Station on Sunday 25th July 2004 and shows RM25 (855UXC). This is the actual vehicle as represented by EFE models 15637 and 15638

Photograph © John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - BLACKPOOL TRANSPORT

The photo was taken on Blackpool promenade on a stormy day in October 1990 (note the waves breaking over the sea front!). It shows fleet number 524 (640DYE). This vehicle is similar to fleet number 527 as represented by EFE model 15613

Photograph © Bob Belcher



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AEC RM - CAPITAL CITYBUS

This photograph was taken a few years ago at Showbus (date not known) and shows RM429 in the original Capital Citybus livery (when there was a close association with Hong Kong Citybus). Corgi Classics represented this vehicle in one of their  Routemaster sets number 97074. In the set it was portrayed with its original registration number WLT429. By the time of the photo of the real bus, it had been re-registered as XMD81A as shown.

Photograph © Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - CLYDESIDE

This photograph was taken at the Grand Prix site of the Eden Classic Vehicle Rally 4 April 2010 and shows fleet number 835 (WLT835). This is a sister vehicle to fleet number RM720 (WLT720)  as represented BY EFE models 15607 & 15607DL

Photograph © Ray Parnaby



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - DELAINE

This photograph taken at Showbus 1994 shows RM2059 (ALM59B) this is the actual vehicle represented by the EFE models 15627 and15627A

Photograph © Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - EAST YORKSHIRE

This photograph taken at Bridlington at the end of the East Coast Run on 10 June 2001 shows fleet number 808 (VLT188). This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE models 15606 and 15606A

Photograph © John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - EX LT (Preserved Wirral Transport Museum)

This photograph shows RM1101 (ex 101 CLT, ex KGH969A). At the time this photograph was taken it was displaying the registration KFF367. It has since been reregistered to it's original registration of 101 CLT. This vehicle is preserved and operated by the Wirral Transport Museum. Arriva Northwest repainted the vehicle in Golden Jubilee livery for Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. The livery is the same as that represented by Corgi Classics 1/50th scale Routemaster CC25902

Photograph © Neil Hilton



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AEC RM - HALIFAX JOINT OMNIBUS COMMITTEE

This photograph was taken in August 2000 in Halifax bus station. This vehicle is  immaculately presented in the old Halifax livery. This is the actual vehicle represented by the EFE model 15625

Photograph © Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - KELVIN SCOTTISH - Photograph 1

This photograph was taken at the Grand Prix site of the Eden Classic Vehicle Rally 4 April 2010 and shows fleet number 1929 (EDS288A). This is a sister vehicle to fleet number 1937 (EDS537B) as represented BY EFE model 31502 and the actual vehicle represented by Oxford Diecast n-gauge model NRM012

Photograph © Ray Parnaby



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - KELVIN SCOTTISH - Photograph 2

This photograph was taken outside the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust’s museum, Bridgeton, Glasgow on Sunday 10th October 2010 and shows the nearside view of the above.

Photograph © John Bennett



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This photograph shows the rear nearside view of the above.

Photograph © John Bennett



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This photograph shows the rear offside view of the above.

Photograph © John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - LONDON TRANSPORT RM1 - Photograph 1

This photograph was taken at the Crich Extravaganza, August Bank Holiday 1993 and shows on the right RM1 (SLT56). On the left of the photograph is FRM1 (KGY4D). RM1 is the actual vehicle represented by Corgi Classics 1/50th scale model number CC25904 and EFE model 30201

Photograph © Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - LONDON TRANSPORT RM1 - Photograph 2

This photograph was taken at Finsbury Park on 25 July 2004 and shows the offside view of RM1 (SLT56). To the left of RM1 is Berlin 1629 (B ZU629H) Bussing D2U, sister vehicle to 1439 (B Z439) as modelled by Minichamps.

Photograph © John Bennett



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AEC RM - LONDON TRANSPORT RM5

This photograph was taken at Cobham 2002 and shows RM5 (VLT5). This is the actual vehicle represented by the Corgi Classics 1/50th scale model 35001

Photograph © Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - LONDON TRANSPORT RM8 - Photograph 1

This photograph was taken at Haven Street Railway Station, Isle of Wight in October 2003 and shows RM8 (VLT8). This is the actual vehicle represented by Sun Star model 2901 and Corgi Classics model CC25909

Photograph © Mark Colegate



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - LONDON TRANSPORT RM8 - Photograph 2

This photograph was taken on 22nd November 2008 outside Harrow Leisure Centre, Christchurch Ave, Wealdstone where the LOTS Transport Bazaar was taking place and shows the nearside view of the above and is displaying the same adverts and destination blind as represented on Corgi Classics model CC25909

Photograph © John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - LONDON TRANSPORT RM94 - Photograph 1

This photograph was taken in Park Lane on 13th April 1988 and shows RM94 (VLT94). This is the actual model represented by EFE model 17901.

Photograph © Peter Taylor



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This photograph shows the nearside rear view of the above

Photograph © Peter Taylor



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - LONDON TRANSPORT RM158

This photograph was taken at the RM50 celebration event at Finsbury Park, London on 24 July 2004 and shows RM158 (VLT158). This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 15605BD

Photograph © John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - LONDON TRANSPORT RM254

This photograph was taken at the Hanwell Bus Rally on 27 July 1997 and shows RM254 (VLT254). The bonnet had been lifted and various panels removed for enthusiasts to see the engine etc. This is the actual vehicle represented by Corgi Classics 1/50th scale model 35005 and Sun Star model 2902

Photograph © John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - LONDON TRANSPORT RM506

This photograph was taken at the RM50 celebration event at Finsbury Park, London on 24 July 2004 and shows RM506 (WLT506). This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 15608DL2

Photograph © British Model Buses



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - EX LONDON TRANSPORT/METROLINE RM644

This photograph was taken at Wisley on Sunday 3rd April 2005 and shows RM644 (WLT644). This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 17902 although the Metroline and LT fleet names have been removed and at some point platform doors have been added.

Photograph © John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - LONDON TRANSPORT RM1000 - Photograph 1

This photograph was taken at Wisley Airfield during the 2004 Cobham open day and gathering on 4th April 2004 and shows RM1000 (100BXL).

This is the actual vehicle represented by Oxford Diecast model NRM011

Photograph © John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - LONDON TRANSPORT RM1000 - Photograph 2

This photograph was taken at North Weald on 1st July 2007 and shows the offside view of RM1000 (100BXL).

Photograph © John Bennett



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AEC RM - LONDON TRANSPORT RM1138

This photograph was taken at Canvey Island on Sunday 14th October 2001 and shows RM1138 (138CLT). This is the actual model represented by Jotus.com qb model qb-rm-001

Photograph © John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - LONDON TRANSPORT/TOWER TRANSIT RM1204

This photograph was taken in Duke of Wellington Place on Wednesday 26th February 2014 and shows RM1204 (204CLT). This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 31513 commissioned by Tower Transit. It has adverts for Falke.com rather than 'Visit Australia' but is on route 9.

Photograph © John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - LONDON TRANSPORT RM1368 - Photograph 1

This photograph was taken at Brooklands during the Cobham event on 11th April 1999 and shows RM1368 (368CLT). This vehicle was originally double deck but was converted to a single deck works vehicle after a fire on the upper deck.

This is the actual model represented by a future EFE release CLICK HERE (at time of writing 16.3.11 no date of release is known and no EFE stock code has been allocated)

Photograph © John Bennett



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This photograph was taken at the Cobham Gathering at Longcross on 1st April 2007 and shows the offside view of the above.

Photograph © Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - LONDON TRANSPORT RM1414

This photograph was taken at the RM50 celebration event at Finsbury Park, London on 24 July 2004 and shows RM1414 (414CLT). This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE models 15608E and 15608F

Photograph © British Model Buses



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - LONDON TRANSPORT RM1933 (East London Bus and Coach Company) - Photograph 1

This photograph was taken at the Bow Garage Centenary Open Day on Saturday 28th June 2008 in Bow Road and shows fleet number RM1933 (ALD933B). This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 31505

Photograph © John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - LONDON TRANSPORT RM1933 (East London Bus and Coach Company) - Photograph 2

This photograph was also taken at the Bow Garage Centenary Open Day on Saturday 28th June 2008 and shows the above vehicle in Fairfield Road, Bow.

Photograph © John Bennett



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AEC RM - LONDON TRANSPORT RM2116 - Photograph 1

This photograph was taken at the Fleetwood Tram Sunday event in June or July 1992 and shows RM2116 (CUV116C). This is the actual vehicle represented by the EFE models 15619 and 15619A and 15619B

Photograph © Bob Belcher



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This photograph was taken at Wisley on Sunday 3rd April 2005 and shows the nearside view of the above.

Photograph © John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - LONDON TRANSPORT RM2208

This photograph was taken during ‘Routemaster 40’ at London Royal Docks in Sep 1994 and shows fleet number RM2208 (CUV208C) in Shillibeer livery. This is the actual vehicle represented by Corgi OOC models OM46305A and OM46305B.

Photograph © Peter Taylor



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - MAC TOURS

This photograph was taken on Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh and shows fleet number 15 (858 DYE) ex RM727 (WLT727) although she carries the registration number of scrapped RM1858.

Mac Tours became part of the Lothian Buses organisation in 2002 at which time its fleet of diverse vintage buses were replaced with a variety of RMs, RMAs and RMLs. Fleet number 15 initially appeared in the standard Mac Tours livery of red and cream as shown in this photograph, she only carried this livery for a short period of time before being repainted in yellow, blue and red for the company’s Britannia Tour. This is the actual vehicle represented by Corgi Classics toy model number CP82310 which can be obtained from Lothian Buses Travel Shops.

Photograph © Richard Walter



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This photograph shows the rear view of the above vehicle

Photograph © Richard Walter



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - PREMIUM TOURS - EX METROLINE

This photograph was taken on 5th June 2014 in Parliament Square and shows RM1979 (ALD979B). This is the actual vehicle represented earlier in its life as a Metroline closed top vehicle, by Corgi Classics model CC25901

Photograph © British Model Buses



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - READING MAINLINE

This photograph was taken in Reading town centre on 21st July 2000 during Reading Mainline's last week in operation. It shows fleet number 20 (XVS830) and is similar to EFE model 15630

Photograph © Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - SOUTHAMPTON CITYBUS

This photograph shows ex London Transport RM1993 (ALD993B) now Citybus fleet number 403. This is sister vehicle to 402 (793DYE) ex RM1763 which is represented by EFE models 15629 and 15629A

Photograph © Bob Belcher



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AEC RM - SOUTHEND

This photograph shows fleet number 116 (543CLT) and was taken at the 1994 Birmingham Outer Circle Rally (the week before Showbus) this vehicle is shown displaying the same livery as the EFE model 15604

Photograph © Bob Belcher



AEC RM - SOVEREIGN

This photograph was taken in Central London on 11 December 2002 and shows fleet number ALM71B (ex- RM2071). This vehicle is similar to XVS 830 as represented in EFE LT Museum Set 10

Photograph © Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - STAGECOACH IN LONDON RM980 (EX MANSFIELD AND DISTRICT)

This photograph was taken in Aldgate on 18 July 2003 and shows nearest to camera RM980 (USK625). Earlier in its life this vehicle served with Mansfield and District as fleet number 980 (WLT980). EFE represented this vehicle in Mansfield livery as model numbers 15609 and 15609DL.

Furthest from the camera in the photograph is one of the surviving RMC's, RMC1485 (TAS 417)

Photograph © Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - STAGECOACH IN LONDON RM2089

This photograph was taken on Sunday 2nd November 2014 during the Year of the Bus / RT75 Event and shows RM2089 (ALM89B)

This is the actual vehicle represented by Sunstar model H2918

 Photograph © John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RM - STAGECOACH MAGICBUS

This photograph shows LDS210A. This is the actual vehicle and on the same route as represented by EFE model 15636

Photograph © Jeff Lloyd



Click here for a higher resolution image ROUTEMASTER SRM - FIRST LONDON

This photograph shows SRM3 (650DYE) and was taken at the London Bus Museum, Wisley Gathering on Sunday 29th April 2012. This is the actual vehicle represented by Oxford Diecast model NRM005

Photograph © British Model Buses



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