THE MIDLANDS BUS IMAGE GALLERY
Notttingham City buses with new owners

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City of Nottingham sold buses
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Red Rover AEC Renown DAU369C
One of five ex Nottingham Renowns in the old Red Rover fleet. 123 (DAU369C) is seen at the terminus of route 15 - Calvert - where it is performing a reverse by one of the few 15 mph speed limit signs in the country. Route 15 was later subsumed into route 17. The batch of Renowns consisted of 123-125 (DAU369/72/83C), 127/8 (DAU358/2C). 124 was eventually sold to Esso and later was seen as a mobile home, 125 met with a nasty accident with a low bridge near Thorpe Park so was withdrawn from Red Rover service and 128 - which entered service in Nottingham livery - only lasted a few months before being sold to Maybury's for London tours, and was seen in a mock London livery, better described as NBC red and white. Oddly it was seen once since, in this guise, passing through Waddesdon. Renowns 123 and 127 survived in the fleet for many years, both acquiring the stripey livery adopted in later years. AEC 127 even passed to Luton & District as a driver trainer and was expected to be ultimately preserved by them, until, in its new role, it proved too much for one of the learners to handle and was damaged beyond repair.
 
Red Rover AEC Renown Waddesdon
One of the Renowns (124) is seen here heading for Aylesbury at Waddesdon Cross Roads. Unfortunately though the Renown was developed as a non integral lowheight decker, which anyone could body (Weymann in this case), Nottingham chose to take advantage of the construction to fit full height bodies which were thus roomy and spacious, as well as being easy to board. It did mean that the Renowns could not make it to Bicester because of a low bridge on the route at Marsh Gibbon.
 
Red Rover AEC Renown & Leyland National
Renown 127 is parked in the yard alongside Red Rover's newly arrived last Leyland National. Contrastingly this was London Transport's first - LS1 (TGY161M). Red Rover's first DMS 140 is out of service beyond.
 
Red Rover AEC Renown DAU358C Amersham
Amersham Station is the backdrop to 127 on the Saturday and Monday only 29 service to Aylesbury's Granada Bingo Club.
 
Red Rover AEC Renown and London Transport DMS 2177 OJD177R
London Transport DMS2177 (OJD177R), though seen in the Red Rover yard amidst several Caetano bodied Beford YMTs is in fact an LT bus. LT, later BEL Engineering, used to garage a vehicle in the RR yard to ferry worker to the LT Aldenham Works. Nestled in between is one of the Nottingham Renowns.
 
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