Route 93 revival

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Nick Larkin reports on a recent running day organised by the London Bus Museum

Preserved buses from the 1940s to the 2000s were back in service for a unique Route 93 Running Day recently. Organised by the London Bus Museum, the buses operated on the long-standing London route between Putney Heath, Wimbledon, Morden, North Cheam, Epsom and Dorking, with the route running partly in sections.

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More modern buses mainly operated south of North Cheam, where the route runs within the London Low Emission Zone. In parallel with the free service, a road run (‘flyby’) of heritage buses not operating on service took place.

London Bus Museum spokesman Deryk Fill said: “This was a great event – even the morning mist turned to sunshine. We would like to thank our many friends for supporting us.”

As well as those from the museum, buses were provided by Bromley Bus Group and the North London Collection, plus others.

Routemaster prototype RM3, dating from 1957, was another run participant. LBM
Surely both design classics: WVL meets AEC RT. LBM











Leyland chassised 1950 RTW 467, new in 1950, seen in action. LBM
London General WVL1, a 2002 Wrightbus Gemini-bodied Volvo B7TL, is now part of the London Bus Museum Collection. LBM