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Does anyone know what happened to "Summer Holiday" RT?

I was wondering if the bus ever got preserved? Registration number was WLB 991. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTMywSdlbwk&feature=related

My bus number (if any): RML2271 (owner) RML2600 (Driver)

Re: Does anyone know what happened to "Summer Holiday" RT?

WLB991 was a ficticious number. Actually 4 RTs were used to make the film. Their numbers were.....???????

Andy

My bus number (if any): too many to mention

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RT2305 (KGU334) RT2366 (KGU395) RT4326 (NLE990) carrying number RT1881.

Regards
Chris Stanley (aka anorak of the week)

My bus number (if any): RMC1500(1486) RF489

Re: Does anyone know what happened to "Summer Holiday" RT?

All of the buses bought for the film were scrapped. Two RTs went to Athens; RT 2305 overland this was filmed en route and another was taken directly to Greece by ship as a back-up. The third RT never left the U.K. The buses in Greece returned and all three buses eventually passed to private operators of RTs for parts, and were then scrapped.

My bus number (if any): RTL 960 RMC 1458 RM 1585 and several RTs

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Re the RTs I remember seeing 2 of them in Margos yard in Thornton Heath. I think one was the bus that had a bullet hit the rear as there was a dent/hole there and I think the other was used for outside shots as the interior didnt have the film stuff inside.I think late 60s.

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I can remember one of the buses parked in someone's back yard in Garson Watford opposite Garson shops for many years in the 60s/ 70s not there now

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The RT Cliff Richard reputedly learned to drive in is parked in my back garden at the moment. Can't remember the number, but it's NLE something! I'm hopeless at remembering numbers.

My bus number (if any): RML2532

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The Summer Holiday RT at Garston was in the yard of West Herts Coaches and was used as a rest room/office. The business, which also owned the still extant RTL 326, was taken over by Kirby's of Bushey Heath and all operations transferred to the Kirby's premises. The other two were indeed owned by Margo's of Streatham and were eventually broken for spares. The number WLB 991 was actually the registration of one of the film crews Ford car. An article regarding these vehicles appeared along with photo's in the newsletter of the now defunct RT/RF Register many years ago.

When I went to school in Borehamwood some of my contemporaries fathers worked at ABPC Studios and had worked on the film. The buses stood for some years parked in a line facing out towards Shenley Road from the studio premises. These days there is a Tesco Superstore on the location.

My bus number (if any): RM 912

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RT3128 is the one in my shed reputedly used by Cliff Richard to do his driver training.

I used RTL326 for Northampton Carnival back in 1974 or 1975 when it was owned by a chap called Frank who was station manager at Aylesbury. He was also secretary of the Chilterns Branch of the HCVC then.

My bus number (if any): RML2532

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When I worked for Kirby's Coaches at Bushey Heath I used to drive RTL 326. One summer holiday, probably 1971, I repainted it in the yard of Rolls Coaches, Borehamwood. Happy days. It later passed to the East London Traction Society run by my good friend Claire Green.

My bus number (if any): RM 912

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sorry, it was 3028 in my garden, NLE918.

My bus number (if any): RML2532

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I have the original RT featured in summer holiday

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Wow! Are you able to tell us more please Patrick? I must say I'd understood that the four had been scrapped too, just by reading about them.

My bus number (if any): RML2302

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ACTOR Writer/Humaniterian Ryan Dior owns the original RM from Summer holiday

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Patrick Ryan
ACTOR Writer/Humaniterian Ryan Dior owns the original RM from Summer holiday
FACEBOOK (Ryan Dior Dublin) pictures of RM from Summer holiday on his page.

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Do you have a link that you can share with us so we can have a look ?

My bus number (if any): RM1368

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He hasn't got any pictures of a bus on his page. He has a picture of him with Sir Cliff and Joan Collins, but that is all....
Plus if it is a Routemaster than it wasn't in Summer Holiday!! Yer man is having a laugh!

All the RTs bought for the film were sold for parts and scrapped!

My bus number (if any): RTL 960, RMC 1458, RM 1585 and several RTs

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Really .......... ?

Well you learn something everyday ......... (and no clues what I have just learnt !).

And I was hoping for a reply from our reporter.

My bus number (if any): RM1368

Re: Does anyone know what happened to "Summer Holiday" RT?

I think that this discussion has reached a natural conclusion and have locked this thread.

Christopher Dobbing RmOOF moderator

My bus number (if any): RMs 238, 471 and 2213, GS17