RM - The Routemaster in its standard form
(built 1958 to 1965)

2120 RM (27' 6" standard model)

Photo: Mark Kehoe

Length27' 6"
Height14' 4.5"
Seating64 (28 Downstairs, 36 Upstairs)
EngineAEC AV590 9.6 litre or Leyland 0600 9.8 litre diesel rated at 115 bhp at 1800 rpm
GearboxAEC direct selection/automatic 4 speed with electrical control and air operation
BrakesContinuous flow power hydraulic
SteeringPower assisted, sweeping a 62' circle
Weight7 tons 7 cwt (unladen), 11 tons 10 cwt (laden)
BodyAll aluminium stressed skin construction
ChassisTwo separate steel sub-frames:
Front 'A' frame carrying engine, steering and front suspension.
Rear 'B' frame carrying rear axle and rear suspension

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