Type: Passenger bus

1938

AEC Regent III

Associated Equipment Company: Passenger bus
AEC Regent III

In post-war London the AEC Regent III was a familar sight on the capital's streets. The first Regent III was built in 1938. There was limited production before the outbreak of the Second World War. Between 1947 and 1954 over 4,500 Regent III buses were constructed. It entered service with London Transport (LT) with LT's Green Line Coaches, connecting London with the... Read more »

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1951

AEC Regal IV

Associated Equipment Company: Passenger bus
AEC Regal IV

The Regal IV was a familiar sight on the streets of London in post-war Britain for three decades. The Regal IV was built between 1951 and 1953 by the Associated Equipment Company. The design of the RF used a high-floor single deck, with seating for up to 41 passengers. Unlike modern rear-engined buses, the 9.6 litre engine on the RF was mounted... Read more »

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1954

AEC Routemaster

Associated Equipment Company: Passenger bus
AEC Routemaster

The Routemaster bus is one of Britain's most well known motoring icons. Between 1954 and 1968 2,876 Routemasters were constructed. It entered service with London Transport in 1959 and remained in continuous service for 46 years. Other customers for the Routemaster were British European Airways and Gateshead's Northern General Transport Company. The Routemaster was withdrawn from service on 8 December 2005. Transport... Read more »

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