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ex London Transport RTL547

Postby The Inspector » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:23 pm

finally got around to posting
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Re: ex London Transport RTL547

Postby Tim Williams » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:32 am

RTL's (Leylands) are reasonably rare, even in the UK - most of the buses preserved of that "shape" are RT's (AEC Regent III's) of which there were 4,825, including the pre-war ones.

So it would be a tragedy to see this RTL simply rot way. Would the Sydney Bus Museum be interested in acquiring it, if the price was reasonable and it was for sale, of course. Perhaps a campaign for donations might be worthwhile.
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Re: ex London Transport RTL547

Postby Swift » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:26 pm

It would be fantastic if they could add this. I love the RTL.
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Re: ex London Transport RTL547

Postby Herbert » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:21 pm

2nd bus I drove; conducted on it many many times. All very depressing. Some things won't be forgiven.
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Re: ex London Transport RTL547

Postby Tim Williams » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:07 pm

The photos from Scott were taken sometime in 2017 and now its condition would be worse than shown. It really does need some undercover and safe (from vandals) storage, with the hope of a full restoration etc.

1. Does anyone know the owners personally?
2. Do Sydney Bus Museum people review this site?

I would love to get something going with this rare bus, but it is difficult living in Adelaide and being over 70 years of age.
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Re: ex London Transport RTL547

Postby Swift » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:22 pm

I'd love to see it become a Bustech RTLi. 8)
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Re: ex London Transport RTL547

Postby The Inspector » Tue May 15, 2018 12:37 am

The owner has had numerous offers for it but has no intention on selling it.
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Re: ex London Transport RTL547

Postby Swift » Tue May 15, 2018 8:34 pm

Has he said he won't donate it though?
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Re: ex London Transport RTL547

Postby The Inspector » Wed May 16, 2018 2:45 pm

Swift wrote:Has he said he won't donate it though?



If he was going to do that then he would have done it by now before its to late
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Re: ex London Transport RTL547

Postby BroadGauge » Wed May 16, 2018 9:48 pm

Fairly recently it was being advertised as a motorhome for hire, albeit not one that you can drive yourself:

https://www.camplify.com.au/rv/a-class- ... cker/12423
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Re: ex London Transport RTL547

Postby Swift » Wed May 16, 2018 10:28 pm

Haha, Cliff Richard would have a chuckle.
I wonder if he will let you drive it if you have an MR licence?
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Re: ex London Transport RTL547

Postby Rclasstramcar » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:36 pm

Needs some love by the looks of it.

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Re: ex London Transport RTL547

Postby The Inspector » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:04 am

Swift wrote:I wonder if he will let you drive it if you have an MR licence?


He won't let anyone drive it, it clearly says that he delivers it
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Re: ex London Transport RTL547

Postby Swift » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:15 am

The Inspector wrote:
He won't let anyone drive it, it clearly says that he delivers it

I guess he doesn't want any clown driving it around, despite what it says on the back.
This is a clever way to hire it out without racking lots of mileage onto it.
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Re: ex London Transport RTL547

Postby boronia » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:34 am

I'd guess that "dry hiring" it would increase the insurance premiums with "unknown" drivers.

Also there would not be too many people around who could handle a pre-selector box correctly, so maintenance costs would be an issue.

Just a shame it is not presented better,
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