Monday, 31 December 2012

Routemasters newly arrived in Canada

For the last several years the Stagecoach Stonegravels depot in Chesterfield has been the home to five stored ex London Routemasters. Over the last couple of months four of them were prepared to travel to pastures new, leaving Chesterfield during the second week of November for Liverpool for shipping to Canada. (17/11/2012)

Line up in SG 31/10/2012.  RML 2392 (JJD 392D); RML 2303 (CUV 303C); RML 2399 (JJD 399D; RML 2437 (JJD437D).
Bill Jarvis posted the following on the Transpire forum

Dec.19.2012 -- This afternoon, I saw JJD399D and JJD437D passing through Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. They were on board a freight train, heading from Halifax, Nova Scotia towards Montreal, Quebec. (Their ultimate destination could be elsewhere.)  I assume they were imported through Autoport, Darmouth, Nova Scotia (on Halifax Harbour), which is a major facility for importing and exporting vehicles by ship.

My thanks to Stagecoach management, for permitting me access to photograph them at Stonegravels.