23/5/10 – Walthamstow

Walthamstow
AEC Centenary at Pump House Museum
23/5/10

The Pump House Museum at Walthamstow celebrated the centenary of AEC in May, with trips running to the factory site.

Our RF433 on display at the Pump House Museum.
Photo: J Hinson

Permanent residents at the museum were 1961 Routemaster RM832 (WLT 842), 1952 RF213 (MLL 800) and 1972 Londoner DMS132 (EGP 132J).
Photo: J Hinson

Former London AEC Swift SMD91 (AML 91H) was patiently awaiting some TLC. It had latterly been used as an exhibition bus.
Photo: J Hinson

It is thought that the nearby building behind the wall is the original AEC Walthamstow factory, used by Vanguard until 1910
Photo: J Hinson

One of the reasons I wanted to visit the event was that just down the road were the premisies of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, where RF433 was based as a school bus 1972 to 1975 after sale by London Transport.
Photo: J Hinson