RT8, following its rescue from the USA, has
famously received one of the most comprehensive rebuilds of any
preserved bus and was unveiled two months before our event.
We were privileged to run it on the 142 following its appearance on
the X80 the previous day, one of the first public opportunities to
sample the delights of its pre-war engineering. Unfortnately,
teething problems in the form of a split injector pipe put the bus
temporarily out of action but it was back in service in the
afternoon. In time-honoured fashion, the driver informs
following buses that they need to pass, not pull up behind.
Photo © Peter Zabek