Daimler Fleetline CRL6-30 Photographs
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Note: Since most of the photographs are very old, some of them are blur. But I have put the utmost effort to show you the details.
This is part of a photograph. I was playing in a sitting out area on Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui. The place where I were at should be the open space outside Auto Plaza. The Fleetline behind me was an ex-London Transport CRL6-30 bus. It was en Route 2C towards Star Ferry in Tsim Sha Tsui. The Route 2C has been re-routed and will not pass through Chatham Road South anymore. The reason for placing this bus here is to illustrate you the special livery of KMB's 2Ds. The engine cover carried the initials "KMB" and the two sides were written "". In English it means "Overloading is unlawful. Passengers, please co-operate.". This slogan nearly appear on all the buses of this kind. The reason is that there were not enough buses in Hong Kong. Buses were usually very full and overloading was common. This situation had not been alleviated until 12 metre Leyland Olympians and Dennis Dragons were introduced in numbers. This picture was taken in early 1980s.
Ex-London Transport DMS736 (TGX736M) / Kowloon Motor Bus 2D10 (CM3985) was converted to a training bus after passenger service. It was kept as a store room in Kam Tin after withdrawal from the fleet. The bus has been kept in a yard in Yuen Long since Mid-2018. The photograph above was taken on 2 December 2018. Although some parts were found missing, the Park Royal body was generally intact. When compared with older photos taken by others, some upper deck body panels have paint stripped off / been replaced. The remaining paint also showed its history in KMB Driver Training School, KMB livery in 1980s and earlier red KMB livery in half red / half cream. Since major conversion works like complete replacement of windows, seat cushion and the like have been carried out before KMB service, it was hard to find features unique to London Transport in the photo.
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