Routemaster 102, VLT172, was designated the ceremonial "Last RM" in Southend service and was suitably decorated for its final run on December 31st, 1993 on the 1715 service 3A from Southend to Canvey Newlands and back.
It was decked out in the style of the earlier "Last PD3" run 12 years earlier
, Richard Delahoy once again producing the decorations. In practice, it should not have been the last in service as it was due back to Southend slightly earlier than 103 on the 9 from Hullbridge but in the best spirit of such events, 102 ran sufficiently late to genuinely be the last in service with ST!
Photo taken by Richard Delahoy, Friday 31 December 1993, Southend Bus Station