Roger Janes Memorial Gallery

In October 1936 LT took over the night time inter-station link that had been operated by P.Hearn. The service linked the major main line termini, and although not that busy, the select patronage had a lot of luggage - the solution was a batch of 8 petrol engined Leyland Cubs with Park Royal half deck bodies, an idea that LT re-invented after the war for the BEA airport buses. C108, CLX545, is seen on the service (inevitably at night) at one of the London stations in 1948.
A real challenge for the London experts to identify the location! Ian's Bus Stop tells us that it was used on the service until it was withdrawn for the duration in September 1939.
It was then painted khaki and used by ENSA (Every Night Something Awful according to my parents), returning to LT service in 1946. It was hired to BEA for a couple of periods in 1951 before being placed into store until final withdrawal in 1953

Photo taken by Stan Newman (the late Roger Janes Collection), 1948, Somewhere in London

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