D142 is a 1925 Dennis 4 ton, open-top, London double-decker bus which been completely rebuilt by our volunteer staff over the past four years under Project Manager Alan Gaskell.
The bus was the highlight of TransportFest 2022 on Sunday 23rd October, our final public event of the year and it appeared in the authentic 1929 livery of the London Public Omnibus Company - remarkably different to the livery of the London General Omnibus Company's red and cream, who were by that time operating the bulk of London services and in which colours D142 was formerly displayed.
At 1.00 pm on 23rd October, the Museum was proud to launch D142, offering a unique opportunity to see and photograph this LBM favourite. It is fully licenced for passenger-carrying service for the future, but at TransportFest it carried a specially invited group of passengers that included the Mayor and Mayoress of Elmbridge, Councillor Simon and Mrs Heather Waugh.
Below : D142 in LGOC livery, and at TransportFest 2022 when it was unveiled in all its glory ....