The Routemaster bus is certainly a UK, if not a worldwide, icon.

London Routemaster buses: London Bus Museum (LBPT) (image Brian Wood)

London Bus Museum: A Surrey Routemaster Bus
Copyright: Image courtesy of Brian Wood

Nearly 3000 examples were built from the late 1950s until the mid 1960s.

This particular Routemaster was the third prototype to be built and is unique because it is the only Routemaster bus built in Surrey (by Weymans of Addlestone). It entered service in London in 1958 on route 8. The chassis of the bus was made by Leyland.

Weyman failed to gain the main contract for the manufacture of the production Routemaster buses and this superb example remains unique.

This historic bus was purchased by The London Bus Museum Trust in 1974.

Useful Links

Surrey in the 20th Century

London Bus Museum

Contact details for museums in Surrey

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