There were approximately a dozen different vintage buses running during the day on the old London Country routes through North Kent. These included the two AEC Regal IV's shown above which date from 1953 and 1951 respectively.
AEC - the Associated Equipment Company - manufactured thousands of buses and trucks, including the world famous Routemasters, between 1912 and 1979 and was based in Southall, Middlesex.
An AEC Reliance bus in Maidstone and District bus company livery. This bus (390 DKK) first entered service in 1958.
This was the oldest bus on display. STL2692 dates back to 1946
RML2589 is an AEC Routemaster bus which entered service in 1966. We had a ride on this bus from Gravesend to Dartford and then on to Longfield before returning back to Gravesend.
Someone really enjoyed their ride on the bus! (only the second bus he's ever been on - a real sign of the times).
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Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway Gala Pictures