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This moquette design was produced for post-war RT-type buses and was developed from a similar pattern which had been designed for the first batch of RTs delivered between 1939 and 1942. The colours are probably derived from the shades found in the functional interior décor of the RT-type, which has evolved from other bus types such as the ST and STL-types as finished in the late 1930s. As the RT fleet became the largest standardised bus type in the world, RT moquette, as it is now generally known, was produced in large quantities and was also specified for other contemporary buses such as the RF and GS-type single deckers. Other types of bus were trimmed with this moquette and even some of the trolleybus fleet, in its latter days, was trimmed with RT moquette.
When its use eventually declined, with the replacement of the 1950s-built buses, surplus moquette was sold for use elsewhere and some was used to re-trim electric multiple unit suburban stock on the Southern Region of British Railways.
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