1955 RT36 - FXT 211
The last of the pre-war 2RT2?ôs were withdrawn from passenger
service on May 31st 1955. Most of them stayed with London
Transport as driver training or staff transport vehicles.
However, on Country Bus Route 327, which was operated out of
Hertford garage, there was a bridge at Brow bourns which had a
weight-carrying restriction which would not allow a standard
post-war RT3 with a full load of passengers to cross over it.
In the absence of any suitable STL?ôs,RT36 was one of only
seven 2RT2?ôs to be re-painted in the green and cream livery
of the Country Area and to re-enter passenger service on June
1st 1955 , where it stayed until August 31st 1957 before final
withdrawal when the bridge had been strengthened. Our model
replicates RT36 during its operation on 327.