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Gardenia

1947                Steel composite motor boat

1/1/1949          Purchased by BTC (D&IWE), SE Division fleet, Fleet No 212

1/10/1953        Passed to BTC (BTW)

1961                Transferred to Maintenance Fleet

1/1/1963          Passed to BWB

1977/78           Converted at BWB Newark Yard to 69-seat passenger trip boat for use as a zoo bus on the Regent’s Canal

                       Unlike the BTW pleasure boat conversions, was not given a WATER name

1984                Leased to London Waterbus Company, Fleet No 4

1/7/2012          Passed to Canal & River Trust

2020                Still leased to London Waterbus Co

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