RT 2776

RT 2776 LYR 827. London Transport Service 86. Limehouse - Romford Station, seen here on the way to Limehouse. This bus has vents above the front windows. Seen at Stratford Broadway. 
RT 2776 along with RT 2775, and RTL 1307 went to the United States of America, and Canada in 1952 as part of a "Come to Britain" campaign. 

A plaque carried inside the buses read:-
This bus was driven by London Transport crews through the United States of America from New York to San Francisco and back, and through the Eastern Provinces of Canada - a journey of 12,000 miles - as part of the 'Come to Britain' campaign of the British Travel and Holidays Association, March - August  1952.

Each of the buses also carried a special Mobiloil advertisement on the rear exterior panel which read:-
This is one of the three buses that travelled 12,000 trouble free miles in the United States and Canada on Mobiloil.

London Transport buses which carried GB plates kept chassis and body together for life instead of being swapped during overhaul. There was a slip up with RT 2776 as not long after this photograph, this body with the vents ended up with the chassis of RT 1708. KYY 535.
June 1968. 
Photograph. John King

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