Roundabout Fleet List and History of Vehicles - If you have any additional information please let me know. Thanks

FleetNumber/ Name

Registration Number

Other Garages or Companies Worked

Re- Registered

Additional History and Life after Orpington

RH Class IVECO Daily 49.10/ Robin Hood B21F

 

 

 

 

RH1 Kestral

RH1 history
An order for an iveco 49-10 coach seated 21 seater midibus was made by the "Rising Star team" headed by a selkent district director for the purpose of a bus for route test/publicity vehicle and a visual aid for the purpose of a tender proposal for an application to LRT for the Orpington Small bus network due to commence in August 1986.

Completed at the Robin Hood Racing powerboat factory near Southampton in April 1986, in a maroon and grey livery with large Roundabout vinyls was built in a very short space of time, and a week or so later, RH1 with the pet name "Kestrel" attended Brighton bus and coach rally winning an award for small bus status.

Throughout these intial weeks, RH1 was cruical in the success of the rising star team bid to tender for the small
Bus network.

RH1 was driven by Bryan Constable who headed up the team, to 55 Broadway to show LT chiefs, complimented with historical aspects with metal OB stencil garage codes and L6 on the blind. Initially the network was L for local but subsequently changed to R.

Although the bus was ordered and built, perhaps on a darish whim, back then LRT were impressed with what they saw and duly gave Orpington Buses Ltd (part of selkent) t/a Roundabout the green light as winner of the bid.  A further 23 iveco Dailys with Robin Hood bodywork were ordered and built in time for the august 1986 contract start date for Routes R1-R6.

Before the summer start date of the route, RH1 paved the streets of Orpington with her bright friendly little charm on meet and greet and general advertising to the public of the new Roundabout midibus concept, bringing a bus service to the back roads and communities of urban and rural
Orpington.

RH1 was used on the official publicity photograph beside the semiphore signal bus terminal at Orpington station.

On the first day of the new routes, sat 16th august 1986, RH1 was operated on route R1, and it is believed she worked the very 1st journey - sadly no records exist which bus did perform the inauguaral Roundbout journey, though one keen passenger account was that the 1st journey was operated by a coach seated RH- there were 3 built. RH1, 23, 24.

RH24 was used on the inaugural
R5, so it's either RH1 or RH23.

C501DYM

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RH1 along with RH5 were the only two buses to serve at Roundabout from beginning to end.

Operated by Roundabout 08/86 - 12/95

02/12/95 into storage at Bromley Garage TB

09/94 Stagecoach Selkent Catford (TL)

02/96 Mr A Blackburn, Orpington, Kent (Preservation)

06/96 Loaned to Centrewest Orpington Buses

03/99 Mr A Willis, Sevenoaks, Kent (Preservation)

05/99 Metrobus/Southlands Travel Swanley Kent

   /      Staff shuttle service for Glaxo Welcome Dartford

 2004 Acquired for preservation St Paul's Cray, Kent

22.04.2011 Mr T Gurney  Acquired for restoration Orpington, Kent 

RH2 Robin

C502DYM

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 – 05/93

05/93 Luton & District Bedfordshire

06/95 Houston Ramm Rochdale Gtr Manchester (Dealer)

08/95 Loaned to Hawksworth & Squire Upton

08/95 Loaned to Harker, Sudden, Greater Manchester

09/95 Hawksworth & Squire Upton

09/95 Kinnaird, Tranent, Edinburgh, Lothian

11/95 Hamilton, Kirkoswald, Strathclyde

RH3 Puffin

C503DYM

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 – 05/93

05/93 Luton & District Bedfordshire

12/95 Houston Ramm Rochdale Gtr Manchester (Dealer)

02/96 PVS, Carlton Barnsley

RH4 Dove

C504DYM

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 – 05/93

05/93 Luton & District Bedfordshire

09/95 Houston Ramm Rochdale Gtr Manchester (Dealer)

11/95 Loaned to Kinnaird, Tranent, Edinburgh, Lothian

04/96 Crown Coaches, Benfleet, Essex

RH5 Owl

C505DYM

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RH5 along with RH1 were the only two buses to serve at Roundabout from beginning to end.

Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 – 05/93

02/12/95 into storage at Bromley  rear 3 track blind fitted                      

02/96 PVS Barnsley

03/96 Dunstan (Bluebird) Middleton Greater Manchester

          Carrs of Silloth nr Cumbria

12/96 Irving, Dalston

RH6 Swift

C506DYM

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 – 05/93

05/93 Luton & District, Bedfordshire

10/95 Houston Ramm, Rochdale Gtr Manchester (Dealer)

02/96 PVS Carlton, Barnsley (Dealer)

          Fate Unknown

RH7 Swallow

C507DYM

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 – 05/94

06/94 Sold

          Fate Unkown

RH8 Swan

C508DYM

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 – 05/93

05/93  Luton & District, Bedfordshire

10/95  Houston Ramm, Rochdale Gtr Manchester (Dealer)

07/95  Kinnaird, Tranent, Edinburgh, Lothian

RH9 Heron

C509DYM

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86-KE-1050

86-KE-864

Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 – 05/93

05/93 Luton & District Bedfordshire

09/95 Houston Ramm Rochdale Gtr Manchester (Dealer)

10/95 Barton, Maynooth, Eire

10/95 Bryne, Athy, Eire

RH10 Wren

C510DYM

Bexleybus 64

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 – 01/88

01/88 Transferred to Bexleyheath Garage (Bexleybus)

03/91 Viscount Bus & Coach, Peterborough

04/94 Regal Coach Sales, Glasgow

05/94 McKendrick, Gourock, Strathclyde

11/94 McConnachie, Port Glasgow, Strathclyde

02/96 Regal Coach Sales, Glasgow

02/96 Coakley, New Stevenston, Strathclyde

08/96 Adamson, Glassgow

RH11 Sparrow

C511DYM

Bexleybus 65

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 – 12/87

01/88 Transferred to Bexleyheath Garage (Bexleybus)

07/91 Boyd (Amberline Travel) Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear

 

RH12 Woodpecker

C512DYM

Bexleybus 66

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 – 12/87

01/88 Transferred to Bexleyheath Garage (Bexleybus)

04/91 Midland Fox, Leicester

??/96 Pete’s Travel, West Bromwich, West Midlands

10/97 Scrapped by Pete’s Travel

 

RH13 Blackbird

C513FYL

Bexleybus 67

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 – 12/87

01/88 Transferred to Bexleyheath Garage (Bexleybus)

04/91 Viscount Bus & Coach, Peterborough

04/94 Regal Coach Sales, Glasgow

06/94 McLaughlin, Renfrew

 

RH14 Nightingale

D514FYL

Loan to Eastbourne Buses 10/86 – 12/86

Used at Camberwell for various puposes

01/87 -03/87

 

Bexleybus 68

 

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Operated by Roundabout from 03/87 – 12/87

01/88 Transferred to Bexleyheath Garage (Bexleybus)

04/91 Midland Fox, Leicester

??/??  Harris, Clayton-Le-Moors, Lancashire

10/95 North Warwickshire (Town & District) Birmingham

06/96 North Warwickshire (Buzzways), Birmingham

10/97 Withdrawn Fate Unknown

 

RH15 Kingfisher

C515DYM

Chelsea Harbour Hoppa

Bexleybus 69

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 – 12/87

And from 01/91 – 05/93

01/88 Transferred to Bexleyheath Garage (Bexleybus)

01/91 Returned to Orpington in London Buses red livery

05/93 Luton & District, Bedfordshire

06/95 Houston Ramm, Rochdale Gtr Manchester (Dealer)

08/95 Balow Darwen, Lancashire

??/??  Whitehead (Darwen minbus service) Hoddlesden

 

RH16 Lark

C516DYM

Bexleybus 70

PIB 2734

Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 – 12/87

01/88 Transferred to Bexleyheath Garage (Bexleybus)

02/91 Bluebird Coaches, Davenport, Gtr Manchester

??/??  Pickford, Grittleton, Gloucester

01/93 Elis, Llangefni, Anglesey

 

RH17 Snipe

C517DYM

Bexleybus 71

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 – 12/87

01/88 Transferred to Bexleyheath Garage (Bexleybus)

04/91 Midland Fox, Leicester

04/97 Houston Ramm, Rochdale Gtr Manchester (Dealer)

 

RH18 Sandpiper

C518DYM

Bexleybus 72

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 – 12/87

01/88 Transferred to Bexleyheath Garage (Bexleybus)

04/91 Viscount Bus & Coach, Peterborough

04/94 Regal Coach Sales, Glasgow

06/94 Maynes, Buckie

07/94 Gillen, Port Glasgow, Strathclyde

??/ ?? Houston Ramm, Rochdale Gtr Manchester (Dealer)

12/97 Scrapped by Houston Ramm

 

RH19 Canary

D519FYL

Loan to Eastbourne Buses 10/86 – 12/86

Chelsea Harbour Hoppa 04/87 - ??/89

 

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Operated by Roundabout from ??/89 – 05/93

05/93 Luton & District, Bedfordshire

09/95 Houston Ramm, Rochdale Gtr Manchester (Dealer)

09/95 Lodge Buses, High Easter Essex

 

RH20 Teal

D520FYL

Loaned to Eastbourne Buses 10/86 – 01/87

Used as driver trainer and trial vehicle for Bexleybus 01/87 – 12/87

Bexleybus 73

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Not operated by Roundabout but included for completeness

01/87 – 12/87 used a driver trainer Bexleybus

01/88 Transferred to Bexleyheath Garage (Bexleybus)

04/91 Midland Fox, Leicester

04/97 Houston Ramm, Rochdale Gtr Manchester (Dealer)

          Fate Unknown

RH21 Gannet

C521DYM

Bexleybus 74

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 – 12/87

01/88 Transferred to Bexleyheath Garage (Bexleybus)

04/91 Viscount Bus & Coach, Peterborough

04/94 Regal Coach Sales, Glasgow

04/94 Loaned to Munro, Uddingston, Strathclyde

05/94 Prentice, Haddington

07/98 Coakley, Motherwell

 

RH22 Jay

D522FYL

Loan to Eastbourne Buses 10/86 – 01/87

Chelsea Harbour Hoppa 04/87 - ??/89

 

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Operated by Roundabout from ??/89 – 04/95

Named Jat origionally then Hawk from ??/89 and Heron from ??/94-04/95

01/88 Transferred to Bexleyheath Garage (Bexleybus)

09/94 Stagecoach Selkent Catford Garage TL

02/12/95 into storage at Bromley Garage TB

02/96 PVS, Carlton, Barnsley (dealer)

03/96 Bluebird, Middleton, Greater Manchester

          Rear three track blind fitted

05/96 Withdrawn, used for spares

03/97 Scrapped by Bluebird

RH23 Hawk

C523DYM

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 – 12/87

01/88 Transferred to Bexleyheath Garage (Bexleybus)

04/91 Viscount Bus & Coach, Peterborough

11/91 Withdrawn after fire damage

10/92 Scrapped by Viscount

RH24 Seagull

D524FYL

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 – 12/87

01/88 Transferred to Bexleyheath Garage (Bexleybus)

04/91 Midland Fox, Leicester

 

The following vehicles were loaned from Stagecoach United Counties between October 1994 & January 1995 for the Bromley Christmas park & ride service B99

 

 

 

 

RH58

F58AVV

on loan from Stagcoach U/C

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RH59

F59AVV

on loan from Stagcoach U/C

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RH60

F60AVV

on loan from Stagcoach U/C

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RH61

G61JVV

on loan from Stagcoach U/C

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IVECO / Carlyle

 

 

 

 

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E629AMA

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OV Class VOLKSWAGEN LT55/ Optatre City Pacer B25F(OV26/38/44/49:DP25F

 

 

 

 

OV1 Typhoon

C525DYM

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 - ??/90

??/90 Used as a driver trainer at Plumstead garage PD

11/90 Loaned to fire research unit Bedfordshire

03/91 Fire research centre, Cardington, Bedfordshire

03/91 Remains to PVS, Carlton, Barnsley for scrap

OV2 Hurricane

C526DYT

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 - ??/90

??/90 Used as a driver trainer at Plumstead garage PD

1991 LT Museum, The Depot (Acton)

OV3 Tornado

C527DYT

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IJI 648

Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 - ??/90

??/90 Used as a driver trainer at Plumstead garage PD

04/92 Dans Minibus Hire, Chingford (re-registered IJI648)

10/95 Judge, Corby, Northamptonshire

OV4 Chinook

C528DYT

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 - ??/90

??/90 Used as a driver trainer at Barking garage BK

Fire Research Establishment, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

03/91 Remains to PVS, Carlton, Barnsley for scrap

OV5 Whirlwind

D529FYL

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/86 - ??/90

??/90 Used as a driver trainer at Barking & Plumstead garages

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

OV26

D358JUM

on loan from Victoria Garage (GM)

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Operated by Roundabout from ??/90 - ??/90

01/92 Holt Commercials, Bolton, Greater Manchester

01/92 Buchanan, Heron Cross

10/92 Manchester Bus & Coach Sales, Eccles, Gtr Man

10/92 Loaned to Zamir, Burton-on-trent, until 02/93

02/94 Pool Motors, Preston, Lancashire

05/94 Clark, Preston, Lancashire

08/95 Shephardson, Barton-on-humber, Lincolnshire

OV38

D370JUM

on loan from Victoria Garage (GM)

MBV46

Operated by Roundabout from ??/90 - ??/90

12/91 Filers, Ilfracombe, Devon

03/92 Edgecombe (Sid Valley Coaches), Sidmouth, Devon

10/94 Dawlish Coaches, Dawlish, Devon

OV44

D376JUM

on loan from Victoria Garage (GM)

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Operated by Roundabout from ??/90 - ??/91

??/91 Used as a driver trainer Plumstead garage PD

12/91 Filers, Ilfracombe, Devon

04/92 Facey, Torquay, Devon

08/92 Belle View Travel, Torquay, Devon

OV49

D381JUM

on loan from Victoria Garage (GM)

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Operated by Roundabout from ??/90 - ??/90

01/92 Cordale Garage, Bolton, Greater Manshester (dealer)

01/92 Moden (Minibus Cruisers) Sound, Cheshire

03/95 Lowe, Sound, Cheshire

06/95 Taylor (Little Jim’s) Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire

   

 

 

 

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C525EWR

Optare Demonstrator (Silver)

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MR/MRL Class MCW B33F & Metrorider/Optare

 

 

 

 

Seven MR vehicles were loaned from Bexleybus during 12/87 for driver type training and to release RHs for repainting before the MRL class were delivered

 

 

 

 

MR14

D474PON

Westlink

Bexleyheath

Plumstead

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??/93 Transferred to Bromley Garage TB

10/93 GM Buses, Ardwick, Greater Manchester (1681)

12/93 GM Buses North, Greater Manchester (1681)

MR30

E930KYR

Bexleybus

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Bexleybus

MR31

E631KYW

Bexleybus

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Bexleybus

MR34

E634KYW

Bexleybus

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Bexleybus

MR35

E635KYW

Bexleybus

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Bexleybus

MR38

E138KYW

Harrow Buses

Norwood Garage

Bexleybus

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Bexleybus

07/93 Lister, Greater Manchester, (Dealer)

07/93 Stevensons, Uttoxeter

07/93 Tellings Golden Miller, Cardiff (38)

??/95 Cardiff Bluebird, Cardiff (38)

09/96 Cardiff City Transport, Cardiff

09/96 Salelink (People Express), West Bromwich

MR51

E151KYW

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MRL65

E641KYW

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Operated by Roundabout from 01/88 to 07/90

07/90 Transferred to Bexleyheath, Plumstead then Stratford

MRL66 Sparrow II

E642KYW

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JAZ9861

Operated by Roundabout from 01/88 to 07/90

07/90 Transferred to Bexleyheath, Plumstead then Stratford

09/94 Passed to Stagecoach East London, Ilford, Essex

11/95 Fleetmaster, Horsham, West Sussex (dealer)

02/96 Chambers Coaches, Bures, Suffolk (re-reg JAZ9861)

MRL67 Blackbird II

E643KYW

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Operated by Roundabout from 01/88 to 07/90

07/90 Transferred to Bexleyheath, Plumstead then Stratford

09/94 Passed to Stagecoach East London, Ilford, Essex

11/95 Stagecoach Western Scottish, Kilmarnock, Strathclyde

12/95 Stagecoach A1 Services, Kilmarnock, Strathclyde (235)

12/96 Houston Ramm, Rochdale, Greater Manchester(dealer)

 

MRL68 Nightingale II

E644KYW

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Operated by Roundabout from 01/88 to 07/90

loaned to Bexleybus

07/90 Transfer to TB, West Ham, Upton Park & Stratford

09/94 Passed to Stagecoach East London, Ilford, Essex

11/95 Stagecoach Western Scottish, Kilmarnock, Strathclyde

12/95 Stagecoach A1 Services, Kilmarnock, Strathclyde (236)

06/96 Stagecoach Fife Scottish, Kilcaldy, Fife (44)

 

MRL69 Kingfisher II

E645KYW

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Operated by Roundabout from 01/88 to 07/90

07/90 Transfer to TB, West Ham, Upton Park & Stratford

09/94 Passed to Stagecoach East London, Ilford, Essex

11/95 Stagecoach Western Scottish, Kilmarnock, Strathclyde

12/95 Stagecoach A1 Services, Kilmarnock, Strathclyde (237)

 

MRL70 Seagull

E646KYW

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Operated by Roundabout from 01/88 to 07/90

07/90 Transfer to TB, West Ham, Upton Park & Stratford

09/94 Passed to Stagecoach East London, Ilford, Essex

11/95 Fleetmaster, Horsham, West Sussex (dealer)

12/95 South Lancashire Transport, St Helens, Mersyside

 

MRL71 Snipe II

E647KYW

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Operated by Roundabout from 01/88 to 07/90

07/90 Transfer to TB, Bow, Upton Park & Stratford

09/94 Passed to Stagecoach East London, Ilford, Essex

11/95 Stagecoach Western Scottish, Kilmarnock, Strathclyde

12/95 Stagecoach A1 Services, Kilmarnock, Strathclyde (238)

12/96 Houston Ramm, Rochdale, Greater Manchester(dealer)

??/97 Chatfield (Compass Travel) Worthing, West Sussex

 

MRL72 Sandpiper II


Photo

http://tinyurl.com/3tsxbap

E648KYW

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Operated by Roundabout from 01/88 to 07/90

07/90 Transfer to TB, West Ham, Upton Park & Stratford

09/94 Passed to Stagecoach East London, Ilford, Essex

11/95 Fleetmaster, Horsham, West Sussex (dealer)

12/95 South Lancashire Transport, St Helens, Mersyside

1996 Atherton Bolton

1996 Barnsley Scrap

MRL73 Teal II

E649KYW

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Operated by Roundabout from 01/88 to 07/90

07/90 Transferred to Bexleyheath, Plumstead then Stratford

09/94 Passed to Stagecoach East London, Ilford, Essex

09/95 Scrapped by East London following Accident damage

MRL74 Gannet II

E650KYW

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Operated by Roundabout from 01/88 to 07/90

07/90 Transfer to TB, Bow, Upton Park & Stratford

09/94 Passed to Stagecoach East London, Ilford, Essex

11/95 Fleetmaster, Horsham, West Sussex (dealer)

01/96 Bower Coaches, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Stockport, Gtr M

MRL75 Woodpecker II

E705LYU

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Operated by Roundabout from 01/88 to 07/90

07/90 Transfer to TB, Bow, Upton Park & Stratford

09/94 Passed to Stagecoach East London, Ilford, Essex

11/95 Fleetmaster, Horsham, West Sussex (dealer)

04/96 Sussex Bus, Chichester

??/?? Stagecoach South (2705)

??/97 Chatfield (Compass Travel) Worthing, West Sussex

 

MRL76

E706LYU

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Operated by Roundabout from 01/88 to 07/90

07/90 Transfer to TB, Bow, Upton Park & Stratford

09/94 Passed to Stagecoach East London, Ilford, Essex

11/95 Fleetmaster, Horsham, West Sussex (dealer)

03/96 Sherrat, Cold Meece, Stafforshire

MRL77 Seagull II

F197YDA

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Operated by Roundabout from ??/?? to 07/90

07/90 Transfer to TB, Bow, Upton Park & Stratford

09/94 Passed to Stagecoach East London, Ilford, Essex

11/95 Fleetmaster, Horsham, West Sussex (dealer)

03/96 Pete’s Travel, west Bromwich (197)

09/97 Hansons, Wordsley, west Midland

   

 

 

 

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G689KNW

Optare Demonstrator (Silver)

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The follwing vehicles were loaned from Stagecoach Busways from Sept-Dec 1995 to relesase Dennis Darts for the  Bromley Christmas park & ride

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

1644

E127KYW

Former MR27

on loan from Stagecoach Busways

 

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1645

E146KYW

Former MR46

on loan from Stagecoach Busways

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1692

K165FYG

on loan from Stagecoach Busways

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1693

K166FYG

on loan from Stagecoach Busways

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MC Class MERCEDES-BENZ 811D/ Carlyle B28F

 

 

 

 

MC1

F430BOP

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WLT491 (1992 F286KGK (1995)

07/89 – 04/90 Loaned from Carlyle

                       Subsequently purchased

Operated by Roundabout from 04/91 - 12/95

07/89 – 04/91 London Buses Catford Garage

09/94 Stagecoach Selkent Catford Garage

12/95 Stagecoach Selkent Catford Garage

11/96 Stagecoach Fife Scottish, Kirkcaldy, Fife 

MC2

H882LOX

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/90 - 12/95

09/94 Stagecoach Selkent Catford Garage

12/95 Stagecoach Selkent Catford Garage – later PD garage

11/96 Stagecoach Fife/Nextbus

2004 Tellings Golden Miller Dartford

2005 2Travel plc Swansea

MC3

H883LOX

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/90 - 12/95

09/94 Stagecoach Selkent Catford Garage

12/95 Stagecoach Selkent Catford Garage

 11/96 Stagecoach Fife Scottish, Kirkcaldy, Fife 

 

MC4

H884LOX

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WLT400 (1992) H509AGC (1995)

Operated by Roundabout from 08/90 - 12/95

09/94 Stagecoach Selkent Catford Garage

12/95 Stagecoach Selkent Catford Garage – later PD garage

11/96 Stagecoach Fife Scottish, Kirkcaldy, Fife 

MC5

H885LOX

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Operated by Roundabout from 08/90 - 12/95

09/94 Stagecoach Selkent Catford Garage

12/95 Stagecoach Selkent Catford Garage – later PD garage

11/96 Stagecoach Fife Scottish, Kirkcaldy, Fife 

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F419BOP

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G395OWB

London Buses Ltd

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A Class DODGE/ Rootes Maidstone

 

 

 

 

A1

NYN1Y

London Buses Ltd Potters Bar (PB)

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Operated by Roundabout ??/?? - ??/??

 

A2

NYN2Y

London Buses Ltd Potters Bar (PB)

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Operated by Roundabout ??/?? - ??/??

 

   

 

 

 

BL Class BRISTOL LH/ Eastern Coachworks

 

 

 

 

BL81

OJD81R

12/76 London Transport

London Buses Ltd

Stanwell Buses

Uxbridge (UX)

09/94 -09/00 Centrewest

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Operated by Roundabout ??/?? - ??/??

09/94 – 06/98 Centrewest trainer

06/98-09/00 Boxhall & Griffin, West Wickham (Preservation)

09/00-01/07 Tom Gurney Bickley & Croydon (Preservation)

03/07 - 09/2011 Claire GreenELTS Central Rd Services Grp, Edmonton

09/2011 -  Tom Gurney ORPINGTON

BL85

OJD85R

01/77 London Transport

London Buses Ltd

03/89 Metroline

11/90 London United

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Operated by Roundabout 12/93 – 05/94

11/93 used for Roundabout routes R1, R3,R8

03/94 Repainted red with white band & Roundabout fleetnames

05/94 Centrewest Driver Trainer

04/98-05/00 Boxhall West Wickham & Smith, Sidcup

05/00-10/00 West Kent, Kingsdown (dealer)

10/00-??/00 Unkown UK

05/03 Steve Wallis, Swanley (Preserved)               

   

 

 

 

SR Class Mercedes-Benz Optare

 

 

 

 

SR60

F160FWY

on loan London Buses Ltd Catford (TL)

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London Buses Ltd Catford (TL)

   

 

 

 

MT/MTL/ME Class MERCEDES-BENZ/ Reeve Burges

 

 

 

 

MTL6

VLT77

on loan from Selkent

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MT4

F394DHL

on loan London Buses

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ME1

G395OWB

on loan London Buses

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MA Class MERCEDES-BENZ/Alexandra

 

 

 

 

MA4

F604XMS

Centrewest Gold Arrow

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MA9

F604XMS

Centrewest Gold Arrow

 

 

FRIEGHT ROVER SHERPA/Carlyle

 

 

 

 

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D113TFT

on loan from Newcastle

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D121TFT

on loan from Newcastle

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F419BOP

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D262OOJ

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TALBOT/Pullman

 

 

 

 

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E630MAC

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Renault

 

 

 

 

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F75AKB

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DT Class DENNIS DART/Duple/Wright

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

DT28 Pride Of Carlyle

G28TGW

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49CLT   (02/1992)

 

G28 TGW  07/1997(Catford)

11/95  Transferred to Catford

0997   Transfered to Bromley 

09/97  Transfered to Devon G

07/00  Devon General

10/02  Bradford Blue Wiltshire

   /       Skylark PSV Kent

  /08    Scrapped

DT29

G29TGW

 

 

                   London United

DT30

G30TGW

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DT31

G31TGW

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DT32

VLT240

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DT33

G33TGW

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DT34

G34TGW

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DT35

G35TGW

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DT36

G36TGW

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Southdown PSV Sussex

DT37

G37TGW

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DT38

G38TGW

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DT39

Pride Of Carlyle II



(Named 30/03/2011)

G39TGW

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7/90 OB into service on Orpington's Roundabout routes.

9/94 OB privatised to Stagecoach Selkent

11/95 TL Transfer to Catford Garage

DT39 was the 1st of the DTs to leave OB, she left in November 1995 a few weeks before OB closed down, and was moved to TL for driver cab familiarisation.  By December she was reunited with her sisters who came over to TL. DT39 worked routes 124, 273 and P4.

12/97 Stagecoach Selkent

3/98 Transfer to Red & White

7/00 Red & White

8/02 sold to Stafford Bus Centre

8/02 bought by Tilley, Cornwall

3/03 bought by Emsworth & District

4/07 in service, Emsworth & District

02/11 bought by T Gurney, Orpington.

DT39 (G39 TGW) was repatriated on Friday 21st January 2011 to Orpington, in the green and cream livery of Emsworth & District, after seeing out her psv days on a number of Hampshire rural routes.  Work started immediately to restore her to her original Roundabout condition, red with grey skirt, as delivered in 1991.

 

When "Roundabout" ceased in 1995, DT39 was transferred to Catford for routes 124 / 273 / P4.  In 1998, Stagecoach sent DT39 to its "Red & White" operation in Wales until 2002.  After a short spell on the Stafford Bus Centre sales list, DT39 was bought by Tilley's Coaches in Bude, Cornwall, and worked private hires for six months until early 2003.  Emsworth & District then operated DT39 until its last day in service on route 27 Southbourne – Rowlands Castle during December 2010.


DT40

VLT40

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DT41

G41TGW

 

 

          2000 Conex Bus Croydon

                       London United

March 2007 Lugg Valley Travel Hereford

DT55

WLT55

New to Selkent TB 1990

G86VNX

 1991  Orpington OB        

 2002 Stagecoach Red & White (Wales)

DW 59

 

 

 

 

DENNIS DART/Wadham Stringer

 

 

 

 

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G895XPX

on loan from

Portsdown Dart

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Portsdown Dart

   

 

 

 

FM Class IVECO 49.10/Marshall B23F

 

 

 

 

FM1 Capricorn

K521EFL

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(821)

Operated by Roundabout from 04/93 – 12/95

09/94 Transferred to Stagecoach Selkent Catford TL

12/95 Stagecoach Midland Red South, Rugby, Warwickshire

sold (together with FM7) to APL Travel, Flimwell (routes in wooten bassett) circa late 1998/early 1999. livery was white, with marron skirt and maroon roof.
sold to Ross's Minibuses, Struy, Inverness in early/mid 2001. livery was white with light blue skirt and roof.
 
in 12/2005, it is believed FM1 suffered a front end accident (he rlast tickets in the ticket bin showed Christmas eve date). she was parked up in the yard and decomissioned.
 
in 02/2010 Tom Gurney was researching his book about Roundabout and telephoned Willy Ross of Ross's Minibuses, and willy agreed the sale of FM1 to Tom.
 
FM1 was picked up at 5pm and travelled over on the back of an 18Tonne lowloader some 615 miles through the night of the 10th August arriving at her new home in Kent at 1125 on the 11th August 2010. where she has now been wokred on in preservation.
 
Just in time for the book launch of "Roundabout: Orpington's Little Buses" on 15th August.
 
A few weeks later her engine was up and running and FM1 was moved to undercover storage at a new home (in Kent).  During the winter of 2010, welding in the engine bay began, notable a new battery tray, and a brand new battery was fitted.
 
In February 2011, great progress was made, and FM1 has working foot brakes and throttle making her much more roadworthy.
 
In March, work began on sanding down her several coats of paint and prima, by non other than the original Roundbaout repsrayer!

FM2 Aquarius

K522EFL

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(822)

Operated by Roundabout from 05/93 – 12/95

09/94 Transferred to Stagecoach Selkent Catford TL

12/95 Stagecoach Midland Red South, Rugby, Warwickshire

FM3 Pieces

K523EFL

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(823)

Operated by Roundabout from 05/93 – 12/95

09/94 Transferred to Stagecoach Selkent Catford TL

12/95 Stagecoach Midland Red South, Rugby, Warwickshire

FM4 Aries

K524EFL

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(824)

Operated by Roundabout from 05/93 – 12/95

09/94 Transferred to Stagecoach Selkent Catford TL

12/95 Stagecoach Midland Red South, Rugby, Warwickshire

FM5 Taurus

K525EFL

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(825)

Operated by Roundabout from 05/93 – 12/95

09/94 Transferred to Stagecoach Selkent Catford TL

12/95 Stagecoach Midland Red South, Rugby, Warwickshire

FM6 Gemini

K526EFL

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(826)

Operated by Roundabout from 05/93 – 12/95

09/94 Transferred to Stagecoach Selkent Catford TL

12/95 Stagecoach Midland Red South, Rugby, Warwickshire

FM7 Cancer/Scorpio

 

Re named Scorpio as Cancer was thought inappropriate

K527EFL

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(827)

 

 

Operated by Roundabout from 05/93 – 12/95

09/94 Transferred to Stagecoach Selkent Catford TL

12/95 Stagecoach Midland Red South, Rugby, Warwickshire

 1998/99 Sold to APL Travel, Flimwell, for Routes in Wooten Bassett. Livery was white, with maroon skirt & roof.

 

FM8 Leo

K528EFL

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(828)

Operated by Roundabout from 05/93 – 12/95

09/94 Transferred to Stagecoach Selkent Catford TL

12/95 Stagecoach Midland Red South, Rugby, Warwickshire

FM9 Virgo

K529FML

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(829)

Operated by Roundabout from 05/93 – 12/95

09/94 Transferred to Stagecoach Selkent Catford TL

12/95 Stagecoach Midland Red South, Rugby, Warwickshire

FM10 Libra

K530FML

 

(830)

Operated by Roundabout from 05/93 – 12/95

09/94 Transferred to Stagecoach Selkent Catford TL

12/95 Stagecoach Midland Red South, Rugby, Warwickshire


 

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