Our bus in RM1403.
This is a very special Routemaster bus. We have called her ‘Leyla’ because she has a Leyland engine. With only 34 Leyland Engined Routemaster buses in the world, "Leyla" is the only Leyland engined open top Routemaster bus in the world.
History of RM1403.
RM1403 403 CLT
New: 8/5RM5/8, Leyland O.600 engine.
Date Garage Information
January 1963 Aldenham New to Aldenham Works
January 1963 Rye Lane Into service on 36a / 36b
December 1967 Aldenham Overhaul with body swap no B1324
January 1968 Mortlake Into service from Mortlake garage
March 1984 Aldenham With drawn from service and sold to Ind Coope Ltd (Benskins Brewery)
May 1984 Aldenham Left Aldenham with an open top conversion carried out by London Transport.
April 1992 Brought for Preservation
August 2004 Brought by S Bunda
September 2005 Brought by present owner
The bus has seating for 50 people, 34 upstairs and 16 down stairs.