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History & Development of the Routemaster

History & Development of the Routemaster

The Routemaster was developed between 1947 and 1956 by a team directed by AAM Durrant and Colin Curtis, with vehicle styling by Douglas Scott. The design brief was to produce a vehicle that was lighter (hence more fuel-efficient), easier to operate and that could be maintained by the existing maintenance practices at the recently opened

The AEC RML Routemaster Bus

The AEC RML Routemaster Bus

RML3 is one of four prototype Routemasters built and tested between 1954-1958 before full-scale production began. It was taken into stock in July 1957 and entered service in January 1958, allocated to Willesden garage for use on route 8 into and across central London. One of the two prototypes to have a Leyland engine, it

The Official Routemaster Association Website

The Official Routemaster Association Website

The Routemaster Association is the largest single bus association in the world, and offer a lot of history, information and detail on the routemaster bus. The RML is the high capacity version of the Routemaster designed for the major central London routes. The extra capacity was obtained by adding a 2ft 4in bay in the