Saturday, 9 October 2010

Roaming Routemaster

This classic London Routemaster is being used a promotional tool for 'Crabbie's' when seen today in Plymouth City Centre. It seemed to be quite obviously aimed at the University with the bus parked next to one of the nearest pubs from the Campus. 

The Routemaster in question was 459 CLT which was in fact preserved at one point before being bought by Crabbies and converted for this use with a full kitchen/bar area on the lower deck. The bus was immaculately turned out and was a credit to its use. When going down Royal Parade I don't think anyone will have missed it! Unfortunately my attempt at a photo on RP was ruined by a Dart, how typical! 


Anonymous said...

We saw this bus yesterday, parked as it was. The driver was friendly and let us go inside to take a look. My father-in-law used to drive one of these 'back in the day' when he worked for Western National.

Anonymous said...

hi laurence. its mike hudson. the routemaster was refurbished by busworks in blackpool and was featured in this months bus and coach preservation mag