SCT '61 Photo Index
London Transport
London Transport (including London Country and Green Line) in service

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Metropolitan Electric Tramways 330 was one of the prototype Felthams built by UCC, entering service in October 1929. It differed from other prototypes (and the subsequent production batches) by being designed for Pay As You Enter operation (rear entrance, front exit).
Photo taken c.1929/1930, Ballards Lane, Finchley
2. UU6646
In the discussion on my photo of T1 at Hornchurch Garage Peter Stobart commented that it should have been the original LGOC T1. I cannot manage a photo of that, but as a next best thing, here is one of the same batch, T31 UU6646, at Chiswick in March or April 1956. Most of these buses were withdrawn by 1949, although a few (most of which had been refurbished) survived until 1953 on a route at Walton-on-Thames where a weight restriction precluded use of anything else.
Photo taken March/April 1956, London Chiswick
3. CGF85
A shot of London Transport Executive Carshalton Depot in Westmead Road, Sutton, with B1 class trolleybus 85, CGF85, on the right.
Photo taken Saturday 28 February 1959, Carshalton Depot, Westmead Road, Sutton
4. FXH613
An unidentified trolleybus on route 662 departs from Paddington Green terminus in snowy weather on New Year's Day 1962. Possibly N1 Class 1613, FXH613.
Photo taken Monday 1 January 1962, London Paddington Green
5. CUL231
London Transport 231, CUL231, a C2 seen at Edgware High Street.
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, High Street, London Edgware
6. CUL286
London Transport 286, CUL286, a C3 seen at Harrow Road, Sudbury.
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, Harrow Road, London Sudbury
7. CUL293
London Transport 293, CUL293, a C3 seen at Edgware High Street.
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, High Street, London Edgware
8. CUL342
London Transport Class C3 trolleybus 342, CUL342, at Letchford Gardens, Harlesden
Photo taken Saturday 11 April 1959, Letchford Gardens, London Harlesden
9. DGX212
A second shot of DGX212, bought by Lusty & Sons in 1954 and converted to a mobile showroom, ex-London Transport STL1684.
Photo taken Friday 24 May 1957, Bridge Street Car Park, Leeds
10. DGY450
London Transport Trolleybus 450, DGY450, seen at Butterwick, Hammersmith.
Photo taken Saturday 11 April 1959, Butterwick, London Hammersmith
11. DLY549
London Transport D3 Class 549, DLY549, leading a lineup of trolleybuses at Letchford Gardens, Harlesden
Photo taken Saturday 11 April 1959, Letchford Gardens, London Harlesden
12. DLY554
London Transport Class E1 trolleybus 554, DLY554, numerically the first of it's class, at Letchford Gardens , Harlesden
Photo taken Saturday 11 April 1959, Letchford Gardens, London Harlesden
13. DLY591
London Transport 591, DLY591, an E1 class AEC 664T with Brush body, new in 1937.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Stratford Broadway
14. DLY619
London Transport 619, DLY619, an E2 class AEC 664T with Weymann body, new in 1937.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Stratford Broadway
15. ELB898
London Transport 898, ELB898, an H1 seen at the Napier Arms, Woodford.
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, Napier Arms, Woodford
16. ELB966
London Transport trolleybus 966, ELB966, an AEC J2 class with Birmingham RC&W 70 seat bodywork built in 1938. Seen in Cricklewood en route to Edgware.
Photo taken Sunday 12 April 1959, Edgware Road, London Cricklewood
17. EXV35
London Transport 1035, EXV35, an AEC 664T with H40/30R body by Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon, new in 1938, runs down Holloway Road on its way to Kings Cross from North Finchley.
Photo taken Sunday 14 April 1957, Holloway Road, Upper Holloway, London
18. EYK351
Also at Chiswick in spring 1956 was a later example of the T class, ex-Green Line coach T716 EYK351. There is no record of this being used on training duties, but it is recorded as being a staff bus at Reigate until 1957, so that was probably why it was at Chiswick.
Photo taken March/April 1956, London Chiswick
19. EXV143
London 1143, EXV143, was an all-Leyland K1 trolleybus.
Photo taken 1961, Kew Bridge Road, Brentford
20. EXV271
London 1271, EXV271, was a K1 all-Leyland trolleybus of 1939.
Photo taken 1961, Kew Bridge Road, Brentford
21. EXV313
London Transport K2 trolleybus 1313, EXV313, taken at Finsbury Square, Moorgate, probably in Autumn 1961 and, judging by the lack of pedestrians, possibly taken on a Saturday afternoon or on a Sunday. On route 641 to Winchmore Hill via Wood Green.
Photo taken Autumn 1961, City of London Finsbury Square, Moorgate
22. EXV322
London Transport 1322, EXV322, a K2 seen at the Napier Arms, Woodford.
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, Napier Arms, Woodford
23. EXV76
London Transport 1076, EXV76, a K1 seen at the Napier Arms, Woodford.
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, Napier Arms, Woodford
24. FXH357
London Transport L1 Class trolleybus 1357, FXH357. This class, introduced in 1939, was "chassisless" having AEC running units, Metrovick Motors and Metro-Cammell bodies. 1357's days are numbered as withdrawal of the route took place on 31st January 1961. The general murk on the edge of the City is clear. Sub surface Underground trains could clearly be heard running underneath at this location, even if they could not be seen.
Photo taken January 1961, (City of) London Aldgate Trolleybus and Green Line Coach Station (as the sign there described it)
25. FXH401
London Transport 1401, FXH401, an L3 seen at the Crooked Billet Walthamstow.
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, Crooked Billet, London Walthamstow
26. FXH404
London Transport 1404, FXH404, an L3 class Metro Cammell chassisless with AEC units, new in 1939/40.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Stratford Broadway
27. FXH437
London Transport 1437, FXH437, an L3 class Metro Cammell chassisless with AEC units, new in 1939/40.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Stratford Broadway
28. FXH452
There was a trolleybus turning circle at the back of Islington Green, here occupied by London Class L3 trolleybus 1452, FXH452, waiting to return to Barnet.
Photo taken Sunday 5 November 1961, London Islington Green
29. FXH472
The driver of London Class L3 trolleybus 1472, FXH472, surveys the result of a spectacular dewirement at Holloway while working route 609.
Photo taken Sunday 5 November 1961, Nag's Head Junction, Holloway Road/Seven Sisters Road, London Holloway
30. FXH532
London Transport 1532, FXH532, an M1 class with Weymann body, new in 1939/40.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Stratford Broadway
31. FXH537
London Transport 1537, FXH537, an M1 class with Weymann body, new in 1939/40.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Stratford Broadway
32. FXH538
London Class M1 trolleybus 1538, FXH538, at Archway heading for Moorgate on route 609, while L3 1466, FXH466, on the same route in the opposite direction heads for Barnet.
Photo taken Sunday 5 November 1961, Holloway Road, London Archway
33. FXH587
London Transport 1587A, FXH587, an N1 seen at Edgware High Street. 1587 was reconditioned and rebodied by Weymann in 1942 after war damage; it retained its original number but with the A suffix added.
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, High Street, London Edgware
34. FXH590
London Transport 1590, FXH590, an N1 class AEC 664T with BRCW body, new in 1939/40
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Wangey Road, Chadwell Heath
35. FXH630
There were very few places on the London system where trolleybuses turned on batteries. One was at Holly Park, a short distance north of Golders Green. N1 Class Trolleybus 1630, FXH630, on route 660 has backed into a side road and delays a car (an Austin A30?) while waiting to turn out onto the main road.
Photo taken Friday 22 December 1961, Fitzalan Road, off Regents Park Road, London Finchley
36. FXT202
Ex-London Transport FXT202, or what remains of it, in a corner of Bird's scrapyard at Stratford-upon-Avon. This had seen service latterly, until February 1958, with Anderson Brothers (Blue Belle), Evenwood. In London it had been RT27 and had been an A.E.C. O661 Regent with an L.P.T.B. H30/26R body new in 1939.
Photo taken Saturday 18 October 1958, Bird's scrapyard, Stratford-upon-Avon
37. FXT237
Seen at Norbiton Garage is London Transport RT62, FXT237, which was an A.E.C. O661 Regent with an LPTB H30/26R body new in 1939.
Photo taken Sunday 29 June 1958, Norbiton Garage, Gordon Road, Kingston
38. FXH513
London Transport trolleybus believed to be 1513, FXH513, a L3 class
Photo taken Autumn 1961, City of London Finsbury Square, Moorgate
39. FXH528
London Transport 1526, FXH526, was a Metro-Cammell chassisless L3 trolleybus of 1940.
Photo taken 1961, Kew Bridge Road, Brentford
40. FXT211
In 1955 a small number of “pre-war” RTs were repainted green and sent to Hertford to work route 327, which crossed a weak bridge at Broxbourne (these buses were slightly lighter than the standard RT). Here RT36, FXT211, has just crossed the offending bridge as it passes Broxbourne station on the 327 on 2nd March 1957. Rebuilding of the weak bridge enabled these buses to be withdrawn towards the end of 1957 and, like many of the pre-war RTs, they finished their days as trainers or staff buses.
Photo taken Saturday 2 March 1957, Station Road, Broxbourne
41. FXT268
London Transport RT93, FXT268, one of the 151 pre-war RTs, many of which by 1959 were being used for driver training.
Photo taken August 1959, North Street Garage, Romford
42. FXT303
Hertford Bus Station on 2nd March 1957 with RT128, FXT303, on route 327 and spare bus RT93, FXT268, on route 350a. Note that, like all the pre-war RTs, these have a roof route number box on the back as well as the front. This was never used post-war, although the Hertford buses had full blinds on the front (prewar RTs in Central London never regained full blind displays after the war).
Photo taken Saturday 2 March 1957, Hertford Bus Station
43. FXT311
London Transport RT136, FXT311, on driver training duties at Kings Cross. This was the normal use for most of the prewar RTs in their later years.
Photo taken Kings Cross
44. GLB761
London Transport SA Class 1761, GLB761, turning left from Longbridge Road into Fanshawe Avenue having just left Barking station
Photo taken Longbridge Road/Fanshawe Avenue, Barking
45. GLB727
London Transport 1727, GLB727, a SA1 class trolleybus seen on route 693. It was an 8' wide Leyland TTB6 with a Metro Cammell 72 seat body, new in January 1942, part of an order for Durban but diverted to London because of shipping difficulties.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Wangey Road, Chadwell Heath
46. GLB731
London Transport 1731, GLB731, a SA1 class trolleybus seen on route 691. It was an 8' wide Leyland TTB6 with a Metro Cammell 72 seat body, new in February 1942, part of an order for Durban but diverted to London because of shipping difficulties. As built they had a separate front exit but this was replaced by fixed panelling by LT and seating for 2 extra passengers added where the door had been - the non-standard destination boards were retained throughout their life.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Horns Road, Ilford
47. GLB736
London Transport 1736, GLB736, a SA2 class trolleybus seen on route 691. It was an 8' wide Leyland TTB6 with a Metro Cammell 72 seat body, new in April 1942, part of an order for Durban but diverted to London because of shipping difficulties.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Horns Road, Ilford
48. GLB742
London Transport 1742, GLB742, a SA2 class trolleybus seen on route 691. It was an 8' wide Leyland TTB6 with a Metro Cammell 72 seat body, new in June1942, part of an order for Durban but diverted to London because of shipping difficulties.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Ley Street, Ilford
49. GLB757
London Transport 1757, GLB757, a SA3 class trolleybus seen on route 691, with another SA3, 1764, behind. It was an 8' wide AEC 664T with a Metro Cammell 72 seat body, new in January 1943, part of an order for Johannesburg but diverted to London because of shipping difficulties.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Horns Road, Ilford
50. GLB761
London Transport 1761, GLB761, a SA3 class trolleybus seen on route 693. It was an 8' wide AEC 664T with a Metro Cammell 72 seat body, new in March 1943, part of an order for Johannesburg but diverted to London because of shipping difficulties.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Wangey Road, Chadwell Heath
51. HGC263
London Transport D136, HGC263, seen on route 157 just two months before it was withdrawn and sold to Southend Corporation who gave it a new Massey body and fleet number 271
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 1953, Wrythe Lane, St Helier, near Mitcham
52. HLX212
London Transport RT395, HLX212, followed by an RTL and another RT.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, Oxford Street, London Marble Arch
53. HLW190
London Transport RT203, HLW190 was an A.E.C. Regent III seen at Wembley.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Wembley
54. HLW216
London Transport RT229, HLW216, an AEC Regent III seen at Loughton Station.
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, Loughton Station
55. HLW224
London Transport RT237, HLW224, an AEC Regent III seen on a Railway Replacement Service.
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, Peel Road, Wealdstone
56. JXC128
London Transport RT765, JXC128, was an AEC Regent III new in 1947 seen at Finsbury Park Station.
Photo taken Saturday 26 July 1958, London Finsbury Park Station
57. HLX102
London Transport RT285, HLX102, new in January 1948
Photo taken Saturday 11 April 1959, Wembley Stadium
58. HLX286
A pair of London Transport's iconic AEC RTs wait to depart from Euston at the start of the nineteen seventies. RT469, HLX286, was new in 1948 with a Weymann body with a roof box. This was swapped for a Park Royal body in 1966.
Photo taken Tuesday 19 May 1970, London Euston Station
59. HLX334
Seen at Wembley on Football Express services were two of the London Transport RT class RT517, HLX334, and RT2843, LYF490, accompanied by NLN864 of the Metropolitan Police.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Wembley
60. HLX423
London Transport Executive RT606, HLX423, was an A.E.C. Regent III with an H30/26R body seen at Watford High Street.
Photo taken Sunday 25 January 1959, High Street, Watford
61. HLX443
London Transport Executive T773, HLX443, a Mann Egerton B31F bodied A.E.C. 9621E Regal III new in 1948 was seen at Hampton Court Station on route 201 to Kingston.
Photo taken Saturday 27 December 1958, Hampton Court Station
62. HLX443
London Transport T773, HLX443, was an A.E.C. 9621E Regal III with a Mann Egerton B31F body, one of thirty new in 1948.
Photo taken Sunday 29 June 1958, Fife Road, Kingston (?)
63. HLX464
London Transport Executive T794, HLX464, an A.E.C 9621E Regal III with a Mann Egerton B31F body new in 1948 was seen at Hampton Court Station waiting to depart for Kingston on route 201.
Photo taken Saturday 27 December 1958, London Hampton Court Station
64. HLX90
LT RT273, HLX90, has arrived at the Chipstead Valley terminus of route 166; Banstead Coaches Bedford SB8 630SPH provides the onward connection to Banstead.
Photo taken Chipstead Valley
65. HYM765
London Transport Executive 1765, HYM765, was caught on the stand at Ewell Road, Tolworth whilst operating on the 601 service to Twickenham. This was one of seventy-seven Q1 class B.U.T trolleybuses with Metro-Cammell H40/30R bodies new in 1948. A further fifty were delivered in 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 27 December 1958, Ewell Road, London Tolworth
66. HYM776
London Transport Executive 1776, HYM776, on route 604 waits in Hampton Court Road. This was one of seventy-seven Q1 class B.U.T trolleybuses with Metro-Cammell H40/30R bodies new in 1948. A further fifty were delivered in 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 27 December 1958, London Hampton Court
67. HYM789
London Transport 1789, HYM789, a Q1 seen at Hammersmith Grove, Hammersmith
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, The Grove, London Hammersmith
68. HYM824
London Transport BUT / Metro-Cammell 1948 Q1 Class trolleybus 1824, HYM824, of Fulwell Depot (FW) heading for Hampton Court. Behind is the more common and older trolleybus on the 666 Edgware route.
Photo taken 1961, Broadway Terminus, The Grove, London Hammersmith
69. HYM830
London Transport Executive 1830, HYM830, seen on route 603 at the terminal loop, opposite Red Lion Road at Tolworth, of the route to Richmond Park. This was one of seventy-seven Q1 class B.U.T trolleybuses with Metro-Cammell H40/30R bodies new in 1948. A further fifty were delivered in 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 27 December 1958, Ewell Road, London Tolworth
70. JXC123
A classic shot of RT760, JXC123, new in July 1948 and very near the end of its life - it went into store in October that year before being finally sold in April 1975.
Photo taken 1972, Cenotaph, London Whitehall
71. JXC235
Mann Egerton provided the B30F body for the Leyland PS1 which was new in 1948 as London Transport TD42, JXC235, seen at Staines West Station.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Staines West Station
72. JXC256
London Transport TD63, JXC256, a Leyland PS1 seen at Edgware Station.
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, London Edgware Station
73. JXC293
London Transport TD100, JXC293, a Leyland Tiger PS1 with Mann Egerton B30F body, part of a batch of 100 introduced into service in 1948
Photo taken August 1960, London Edgware Garage
74. JXC293
London Transport Executive TD100, JXC293, was a Leyland PS1 with a Mann Egerton B31F body seen at Edgware Station.
Photo taken Saturday 15 October 1960, Edgware Station
75. JXC303
London Transport TD110, JXC303, was one of 100 Mann Egerton B31F bodied Leyland PS1 Tigers new in 1948.
Photo taken Saturday 26 July 1958, Plimsoll Road, London Finsbury Park
76. JXC304
London Transport TD111, JXC304, was one of 100 Mann Egerton B31F bodied Leyland PS1 Tigers new in 1948.
Photo taken Saturday 26 July 1958, Blackstock Road, near junction with Rock Street, London Finsbury Park
77. JXC307
London Transport TD114, JXC307 , was one of 100 Mann Egerton B31F bodied Leyland PS1 Tigers new in 1948.
Photo taken Saturday 26 July 1958, Plimsoll Road, London Finsbury Park
78. JXC312
London Transport Executive TD119, JXC312, was a Leyland PS1 Tiger with a Mann Egerton B31F body new in 1948 and was about to go to Claygate when seen at Hampton Court Station.
Photo taken Saturday 27 December 1958, London Hampton Court Station
79. JXC323
London Transport TD130, JXC323, seen in Kingston Bus Station/Garage was a Leyland PS1 with a Mann Egerton B30F body new in 1948.
Photo taken Sunday 29 June 1958, Kingston Bus Station/Garage
80. JXC442
London Transport Executive RT634, JXC442, was an H30/26R bodied A.E.C. Regent III seen at Watford High Street.
Photo taken Sunday 25 January 1959, High Street, Watford
81. JXN146
London Transport "roof-box" RT1118, JXN146, promoting the Boys and Girls exhibition at Olympia that August
Photo taken 1959, North Street Garage, Romford
82. JXN158
London Transport Executive RT1130, JXN158, at Station Road, West Croydon with the original station building on the right and the old side entrance to West Croydon station. Twelve wheeled vehicles currently use the road space occupied by the bus in this photograph. The side entrance to the station has been re-opened as a gated entrance, supplementing the main entrances in London Road.
Photo taken Saturday 28 February 1959, Station Road, West Croydon
83. JXN184
London Transport AEC Regent RT806, JXN184, pulls away from outside the erstwhile TWA Terminal at the end of Kensington High Street, adjacent to Olympia Station
Photo taken 1970, High Street, London Kensington
84. JXN216
The heavier traffic at the Romford end of the Thames Weald route was catered for by using a larger vehicle, passengers going beyond Dartford changing there into a minibus. Bedford/Plaxton HMK140B transfers its passengers to Ford Transit LNF767G outside Dartford Library, while LT RT838, JXN216, passes on route 96.
Photo taken Dartford Library
85. JXN26
London Transport (Country) RT998, JXN26 seen on a railway replacement service.
Photo taken October 1967, Station Approach, Orpington
86. JXN264
London Transport RT886, JXN264
Photo taken Saturday 6 March 1965, North Street, Romford
87. JXN61
London Transport RT1033, JXN61, an AEC Regent III new in 1948.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Staines West Station
88. JXN68
London Transport Executive RT1058, JXN86, was an A.E.C. Regent III with an H30/26R body and was seen at Watford Junction Station.
Photo taken Sunday 25 January 1959, Watford Junction Station
89. JXN7
London Country Bus Service RT979, JXN7, an AEC Regent III 0961 with Weymann H30/26R body. New to London Transport's Country Bus Department in 1948 and originally allocated to Hertford Garage, its original body had a roof route number box.
Photo taken August 1971, Eccleston Bridge, London Victoria
90. JXN97
London Transport Executive RT1069, JXN97, was an A.E.C. Regent III with an H30/26R body which was seen at Watford Junction Station.
Photo taken Sunday 25 January 1959, Watford Junction Station
91. KGK758
Rear view of LT Craven-bodied RT1499, KGK758, and 10T10 Green Line coach (wartime in American Red Cross Clubmobile livery) T499, ELP223.
Photo taken Saturday 7 December 2013, Lakeside Bus Station, Thurrock
92. KGK888
London Transport RT1219, KGK688
Photo taken Aug/Sep 1971, North Street Garage, Romford
93. KLB636
London Transport RT1564, KLB636
Photo taken Saturday 6 March 1965, North Street, Romford
94. KLB738
London Transport RT1616, KLB738
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1959, St Alban's Street, Windsor
95. KXW459
Staines West Station provides the backdrop for this shot of London Transport RT1360, KXW459, an AEC Regent III dating from 1948.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Staines West Station
96. JXC298
London Transport TD105, JXC298, a Leyland Tiger PS1 with Mann Egerton B31F body which entered service in June 1949 and seen here working from Uxbridge Garage on the route 224.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1959, London Uxbridge Station
97. JXN130
London Country RT1102, JXN130, an AEC Regent III 0961 with Weymann H30/26R body. New to London Transport's Country Bus Department in 1949 and initially allocated to Hatfield Garage.
Photo taken August 1971, Eccleston Bridge, London Victoria
98. JXN163
London Transport RT1135, JXN163, was new in 1949 with a Weymann body and is seen here when working out of New Cross depot.
Photo taken c.1962, Charing Cross, London
99. KGK669
London Transport RT202, HLW189 of 1947 and RT1200, KGK669, of 1949 wait for duty at their home depot.
Photo taken 1966, London Kingston Depot
100. KGK910
London Transport RTL246, KGK910, was a Leyland 7RT new in 1949.
Photo taken Saturday 26 July 1958, St John's Hill, London Clapham Junction
101. KGU252
London Transport RTL294, KGU252, was a Leyland 7RT new in 1949 seen at Putney Heath
Photo taken Saturday 26 July 1958, London Putney Heath
102. KGU317
London Transport RT2288, KGU317, and RT2284, KGU313, seen on excursions to London Airport with Midland General Bristol MW 267HNU on the left.
Photo taken Sunday 6 August 1961, Heathrow Airport
103. KGU343
London Transport RT2314, KGU343.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1959, St Alban's Street, Windsor
104. KGU87
LT RTL637, KGU87, on the 29 route at Victoria.
Photo taken c.1960, Wilton Street, London Victoria
105. KLB825
RT2446, KLB825 of London Transport was an AEC Regent III new in 1949 and is seen at Staines West Station.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Staines West Station
106. KXW150
London Transport RT2521, KXW150, an A.E.C. Regent III is seen on the forecourt of Dorking Garage.
Photo taken Saturday 4 October 1958, Dorking Garage
107. KXW300
London Transport Executive RTL517, KXW300, seen at Crystal Palace Parade.
Photo taken Saturday 28 February 1959, Crystal Palace Parade
108. KYY942
On a 701 Relief to Ascot is London Transport RT3213, KYY942, an AEC Regent III dating from 1949.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Ascot
109. LLU714
Seen at Ascot is London Transport RT3915, LLU714, an AEC Regent III new in 1949.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Ascot
110. LLU743
London Transport RT1857, LLU743
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1959, Uxbridge Station
111. LLU795
London Transport Executive RT1887, LLU795, is seen in York Way, beside Kings Cross Station, photographed by John en-route to Kings Cross for Peterborough.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, York Way, London Kings Cross
112. LUC470
London Transport RT4121, LUC470, was an AEC Regent III seen at Staines West Station and was new in 1949.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Staines West Station
113. LUC90
London Transport RT1989, LUC90, is seen wearing a roof-box body.
Photo taken 1964, Westminster Bridge, London
114. LYF141
London Transport RTL1200, LYF141, was a Leyland 7RT new in 1949 seen at Finsbury Park.
Photo taken Saturday 26 July 1958, Plimsoll Road, London Finsbury Park
115. LYF165
London Transport RTL1224, LYF165 was a Leyland 7RT seen at Wembley.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Wembley
116. UMP227
UMP227 was the prototype AEC Regal IV with Park Royal body and was built in 1949. It saw just two years of service, 1950 and 1951, in LT's country area, a handsome machine that never bore London Transport markings.
Photo taken 1950/1
117.
A view of Aldgate Coach Station taken in the summer of 1959 from the top deck of an RT - most of the buses are either RTWs or RTs including a Green Line RT just visible on the right with a lone trolleybus visible 3rd from right.
Photo taken July 1959, City of London Aldgate Bus Station
118. KGK687
Ledgard, Armley KGK687 was one of twenty-two RTs acquired from London Transport in 1963 and is seen here in Park Place, Leeds. It was an A.E.C. O961 Regent III new in 1949 with a Weymann H30/26R body.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Park Place, Leeds
119. KGU361
London Transport RT2332, KGU361, was an AEC Regent III seen at Ascot on the service from Staines West Station.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Ascot
120. KLB545
Operating the 408A from Merrow to Guildford is London Transport RT1296, KLB545, an A.E.C. Regent III.
Photo taken Saturday 4 October 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
121. KLB560
London Transport RT1311, KLB560, which first entered service in February 1950. It lasted until 1978.
Photo taken Saturday 12 March 1966, London Trafalgar Square
122. KLB749
London Transport RT1627, KLB749, stands outside the imposing Grade II listed Woolwich Equitable House which opened in 1935.
Photo taken Tuesday 19 September 1972, General Gordon Square, London Woolwich
123. KXW111
London Transport AEC Regent RT 2482, KXW111, allocated to Leyton Garage (T). Although the 10 route ran from Victoria to Abridge, deep in Essex countryside there were many short workings. Although the via blinds are set for the full route this journey is running from Leytonstone Green Man to Abridge Blue Boar only.
Photo taken 1960, Green Man stand, London Leytonstone
124. KYY508
Seen at Staines West Station is London Transport RLH8, KYY508, a Weymann L27/26R bodied AEC Regent III new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Staines West Station
125. KYY512
An AEC Regent III with Weymann L27/26R body seen at Staines West Station was London Transport RLH12, KYY512 and was new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Staines West Station
126. KYY531
London Transport RT1704, KYY531, an AEC Regent III seen at Edgware Station
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, London Edgware Station
127. KYY625
Former London Transport RT1787, KYY625 at the John Martins Christmas Pageant
Photo taken November 1977, Adelaide, Australia
128. KYY846
London Transport RT4243, KYY846, an AEC Regent III 0961 with Park Royal H30/26R body. New in 1950 fitted with a Saunders body, it received the Park Royal body shown on overhaul at Aldenham in 1966. Demoted to a training bus in early 1971 it spent the rest of its life on such duties from Clapton garage. It was withdrawn in late 1975 and sold the following year to Wombwell Diesels for scrap.
Photo taken August 1971, Hammersmith Road/Butterwick, London Hammersmith
129. KYY918
LT Country Area RT3189, KYY918, out in the country east of Upminster while working route 370 from Grays to Romford. This route now operates as a TfL contract between Romford and Lakeside only, the section on to Grays being covered by Grays area local services.
Photo taken Ockendon Road, near Upminster
130. LLU792
Seen at Edgware Station is London Transport Executive RTL1038, LLU792, a Leyland 7RT with an H30/26R body about to depart for the Empire Pool at Wembley.
Photo taken Saturday 15 October 1960, Edgware Station
131. LLU857
Seen a long way from home territory was RTL867, LLU857, a Leyland 7RT with Metro Cammell H30/26R body ostensibly operating route 11 from Dalston Garage but on a visit to Crich Tramway museum on a proving trip before use for a holiday in Spain/Portugal.
Photo taken Sunday 4 September 1966, Crich Tramway Museum
132. LUC141
London Transport RT3982, LUC141
Photo taken 1968, outside Woolwich Equitable House, General Gordon Square, London Woolwich
133. LYF286
London Transport RT2561, LYF286, seen entering South Croydon garage before returning to Liverpool Street.
Photo taken Saturday 5 November 1960, Brighton Road, South Croydon Garage
134. LYF310
London Transport RT2585, LYF310, was an AEC Regent III new in 1950 seen at Finsbury Park Station.
Photo taken Saturday 26 July 1958, London Finsbury Park Station
135. LYF471
London Transport Green Line RF120, LYF471, but having a day off from Green Line duties.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1959, St Albans Garage
136. LYR495
London Transport RT2848, LYR495, passes its home depot in 1966.
Photo taken 1966, Erith Road, London Bexleyheath Garage
137. LYR590
London Transport RT3371, LYR590
Photo taken Saturday 6 March 1965, North Street, Romford
138. MLL689
London Transport RT2930, MLL689, on learner duties in Whitehall.
Photo taken Saturday 29 April 1978, Cenotaph, London Whitehall
139. NLE602
London Transport RF602, NLE 602, an AEC Regal IV 9821LT with Weymann body.
Photo taken Sunday 12 July 1970, Eastbourne
140. NLP518
Two for the price of one! L.C.B.S. RF299, NLE518, and London Transport RT4353, also NLE518, seen at Grays Garage. RT4353 was registered NLP518 but emerged after repaint at Aldenham carrying the wrong registration details.
Photo taken Sunday 15 February 1970, Grays Garage
141. LUC201
LT private hire RF1 LUC201 parked somewhere in Twickenham in the mid 1950s. Perhaps the driver had taken it home between trips!
Photo taken mid 1950s, London Twickenham
142. LUC337
London Transport RTL962, LUC337
Photo taken Saturday 12 March 1966, London Trafalgar Square
143. LUC384
London Transport RFW9, LUC384, a 1951 AEC Regal IV with ECW C39F body.
Photo taken 1962, Tower of London
144. LUC399
Tring Garage early in London Country days. RT4050, LUC399, showing blinds for route 301, and a (probably quite new) SM stand in the forecourt, with a Green Line RF just outside the garage and another RT to the left of it.
Photo taken c.1972, Tring Garage
145. LUC421
LT RT4072, LUC421, passes through part of Epping Forest while working route 167 from Loughton to Ilford. This route still runs between these points, although it is now single deck worked, having been diverted to pass under a low bridge near Loughton.
Photo taken Epping Forest
146. LYF389
London Transport RF38, LYF389 seen on a railway replacement service.
Photo taken October 1967
147. LYF410
Green Line RF59, LYF410, seen at the Aldgate terminus of route 720 to Bishops Stortford, one of a batch of over 200 that were delivered for Green Line service starting in 1951.
Photo taken July 1959, City of London Aldgate Bus Station
148. LYF416
London Transport Green Line RF65, LYF416, new in 1951
Photo taken Saturday 11 April 1959, Butterwick, London Hammersmith
149. LYR693
London Transport RT2709, LYR693, prepares to head for Wanstead Station.
Photo taken Monday 27 September 1971, London Victoria Station
150. MLL533
London Transport RF146, MLL533, seen at Ascot was a 1951 AEC Regal IV with Metro-Cammell B41F bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Ascot
151. MXX264
London Transport RLH64, MXX264, a Weymann L27/26R bodied AEC Regent III seen at Rotherhithe.
Photo taken Sunday 7 March 1971, London Rotherhithe
152. NLE627
RF627, NLE627, on North Street route 250 heads a Seven Kings RM on Route 86 on the stand used for both routes in the early days of the Romford Ring Road off Victoria Road Romford. The stand, the route and most buildings no longer exist.
Photo taken 1970s, George Street, Romford
153. NLE804
London Transport RT3697, NLE804, on Route 247 and an SMS on Route 294 outside Romford North Street Bus Garage - it's 1976
Photo taken 1976, North Street Garage, Romford
154. KXW225
London Transport Executive RT3116, KXW225, at Station Road, West Croydon with the original station building in the right background. Twelve wheeled vehicles now load at a platform in the left background on a unidirectional clockwise loop round the town centre.
Photo taken Saturday 28 February 1959, Station Road, West Croydon
155. KYY961
LT AEC Regent III RT3232, KYY961, with Weymann H30/26R body is seen in use as a driver's training vehicle near Chiswick garage.
Photo taken Monday 23 July 1979, Chiswick High Road, Chiswick
156. LLU691
London Transport Executive RT3892, LLU691, was an AEC O961 Regent III with an H30/26R body and was seen at Hemel Hempstead.
Photo taken Saturday 15 October 1960, Bus Station, Waterhouse Street, Hemel Hempstead
157. LUC126
London Transport RT3967, LUC126, seen with The Mid Day Sun in Outwood Lane at Chipstead in the background whilst operating, from South Croydon Garage, the 166 service between Chipstead Valley and Thornton Heath (High Street). Banstead Coaches operated one of their services from this point to Banstead Victoria.
Photo taken Saturday 4 April 1959, Outwood Lane, Chipstead
158. LUC194
London Transport RT4035, LUC194
Photo taken October 1971, Mercury Gardens/St. Edwards Way, Romford
159. LYF302
London Transport RT2577, LYF302, an AEC Regent III seen at Leatherhead Garage.
Photo taken Saturday 15 November 1958, Leatherhead Garage
160. LYF473
London Transport Green Line RF122, LYF473, new in 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 11 April 1959, Butterwick, London Hammersmith
161. LYH862
London Transport Q1 type trolleybus 1862, LYH862, a BUT with MCW body, new in 1952
Photo taken Kingston Station
162. LYR790
London Transport Country Area Leyland Titan RTL1258, LYR790, (Hatfield HF route 303A) and AEC Regent RT989 (JXN17) (Garston GR route 306) both painted green.
Photo taken October 1960, New Barnet Station
163. LYR822
London Transport Country Area Leyland Titan RTL1290 (LYR822) in green livery. Allocated to Hatfield Garage (HF) from July 1960 to June 1961.
Photo taken 1961, Hatfield Garage
164. LYR831
London Transport Country Area Leyland Titan RTL1297, LYR831, in green livery allocated to Hatfield Garage (HF) from July 1960 to June 1961. This one ended up in Cape Town.
Photo taken 1961, Hertford Bus Station
165. LYR990
London Transport RT2820, LYR990, an AEC Regent III seen at Edgware Station.
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, London Edgware Station
166. MLL596
Seen at Watford High Street is London Transport Executive RF209, MLL596, was an A.E.C. Regal IV with an MCCW B39F body.
Photo taken Sunday 25 January 1959, High Street, Watford
167. MLL605
London Transport RF218, MLL605 seen on a railway replacement service.
Photo taken October 1967
168. MLL838
This was the only contemporary colour photo I took of a Samuel Ledgard bus using one of the last two frames on my 1967 summer holiday film, colour was expensive for a 14 year old. MLL838 the former RT3528 a 1952 example with Weymann H30/26R body is seen in Chester Street bus station in Bradford with Little Horton Lane and the still new Mecca Bingo and Silver Blades ice rink in the background.
Photo taken August 1967, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
169. MLL886
London Transport Executive RT3576, MLL886 at Morden Station forecourt.
Photo taken Saturday 28 February 1959, Morden Station
170. MLL922
London Transport Executive RT3612, MLL922, was an H30/26R bodied A.E.C. Regent III seen at Watford High Street.
Photo taken Sunday 25 January 1959, High Street, Watford
171. MLL980
London Transport RF343, MLL980, at Hampton Court working the 206 to Claygate.
Photo taken October 1967, London Hampton Court Station
172. MLL992
London Transport Central Area RF355, MLL992, new in late 1952 which lasted until the end of 1975. It has been preserved
Photo taken St. Edwards Way,Romford
173. MXX131
London Country Area RT3616, MXX131. According to the excellent website Ian's Bus Stop, it wears a former Green Line Weymann body fitted after overhaul in 1965.
Photo taken circa 1966, Windsor Road, Slough
174. MXX140
London Transport at its best. Country Area roof-box RT3625, MXX140, represents a lost era.
Photo taken 1962, probably Sevenoaks Bus Station
175. MXX230
London Transport RLH30, MXX230, part of the second batch of RLHs delivered towards the end of 1952.
Photo taken February 1960, Staines West Station
176. MXX255
London Transport RLH55, MXX255. These were the only lowbridge buses in the LT fleet and were effectively standard provincial buses.
Photo taken Saturday 12 March 1966, London Stratford Broadway
177. MXX257
London Transport RLH57, MXX257, new in December 1952. It was withdrawn in 1970 and exported the following year to the USA where it is still believed to be.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, near Stratford Broadway/Maryland Station
178. MXX271
London Transport RLH 71, MXX271, (AEC Regent 3/Weyman L27/26R) on stand outside the London Transport District Line Depot at Moor Lane, Cranham in the last summer of RLHs on Route 248, summer 1970.
Photo taken early summer 1970, Moor Lane, London Cranham
179. MXX272
London Transport RLH72, MXX272, an AEC Regent III with Weymann L53R body, part of the second batch of RLHs delivered towards the end of 1952.
Photo taken c. 1960, Upminster Station
180. MXX273
London Transport RLH73, MXX273, an AEC Regent III with Weymann L27/26R body
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, Headstone Drive, Wealdstone
181. MXX277
London Transport RM55, VLT55, and RLH27, MXX227, operating route 278A and seen at Custom House.
Photo taken Sunday 1 June 1969, London Custom House
182. MXX281
London Transport RF393, MXX281, part of the batch of 188 (RF314-501) delivered from 1952 on for use in the Central Area without a folding front door.
Photo taken c.1960, Hounslow Bus Station
183. MXX302
Former London Transport GS2, MXX302, a Guy Special with ECW B26F body dating from 1952 is seen here operating for Southern Motorways.
Photo taken 1966, Midhurst
184. MXX305
London Transport Country Area Guy Vixen / ECW GS5, MXX305. standing outside its home garage on route 333. Behind is Green Line AEC Regal / Metro-Cammell RF250 (MLL787) also allocated here on route 715A.
Photo taken 1961, Hertford Garage
185. MXX312
London Transport GS12, MXX312, a Guy with an Eastern Coachworks B26F body seen at Station Approach, Epsom on the local service 481 to Wells Estate now run by H.R. Richmond, Epsom as part of route 408 from Epsom Station to Cobham/Effingham on Monday - Friday and as route 408 on Saturdays.
Photo taken Saturday 4 October 1958, Station Approach, Epsom
186. MXX319
Also at Hertford Bus Station on 2nd March 1957 is GS19, MXX319, on route 333 to Bengeo. This was an estate route typical of those later run by minibuses, and rather different to the normal rural routes worked by GSs. In the background is RF572, NLE572, on route 372.
Photo taken Saturday 2 March 1957, Hertford Bus Station
187. MXX325
London Transport GS25, MXX325, a Guy with an Eastern Coachworks B26F body loads in Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford for the service to Peaslake .
Photo taken Saturday 4 October 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
188. MXX365
London Transport Country Area Guy Vixen / ECW GS65, MXX 365, outside its home garage.
Photo taken 1961, Amersham Garage
189. MXX366
Seen in Onslow Street Bus Station in Guildford is London Transport GS66, MXX366, a Guy with an Eastern Coachworks B26F body operating on the 448A service to Pewley Way.
Photo taken Saturday 4 October 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
190. MXX396
London Transport RF419, MXX396, an A.E.C 9821LT Regal IV with a Metro Cammell B41F body new in 1952 is seen in Cromwell Road, Kingston.
Photo taken Sunday 29 June 1958, Cromwell Road, Kingston-upon-Thames
191. MXX410
London Transport RF483, MXX410, an AEC 9821LT Regal IV seen at Loughton Station.
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, Loughton Station
192. MXX429
London Transport RF452, MXX429, an AEC 9821LT Regal IV seen at Barnfield Road, Burnt Oak.
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, Barnfield Road, Burnt Oak, London Barnet
193. MXX443
London Transport RF426, MXX443, an A.E.C 9821LT Regal IV with a Metro Cammell B41F body new in 1952, which John only just managed to get in the picture at Hampton Court.
Photo taken Sunday 29 June 1958, Hampton Court Station
194. MXX9
London Transport RF367, MXX9.
Photo taken October 1971, Mercury Gardens/St. Edwards Way, Romford
195. NLE518
Two for the price of one! L.C.B.S. RF299, NLE518, and London Transport RT4353, also NLE518, seen at Grays Garage. RT4353 was registered NLP518 but emerged after repaint at Aldenham carrying the wrong registration details.
Photo taken Sunday 15 February 1970, Grays Garage
196. NLP568
London RT4575, NLP568, goes about its business on a wet winter's day.
Photo taken circa 1965, Parliament Square, London
197. LTR876
London Transport RT3457, LYR876, an AEC Regent III seen at Woking Station.
Photo taken Saturday 15 November 1958, Woking Station
198. LUC139
London Transport RT3930, LUC139, seen at Wembley Stadium was an A.E.C. Regent III. It is accompanied by LYR714 another of the RT class.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Wembley Stadium
199. MXX301
Seen in Church Lane Old Oxted was London Transport Executive GS1, MXX301, the first of 76 Guy Specials with Eastern Coachworks B26F bodies.
Photo taken Saturday 27 June 1959, Church Lane, Old Oxted
200. MXX307
London Transport Executive GS7, MXX307, seen in Church Lane Old Oxted was a Guy Special with an Eastern Coachworks B26F body new in 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 27 June 1959, Church Lane, Old Oxted
201. MXX336
London Transport (Country Area) GS36, MXX336, a Guy Special NLLVP with ECW B26F body built in 1953.
Photo taken 1967, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
202. MXX375
London Transport GS75, MXX375, one of 84 Guys with ECW B26F bodies, which entered service from October 1953 for use on low traffic country area routes.
Photo taken c. 1959, Hertford Bus Station
203. MXX382
MXX382 was GS82 in the fleet of London Transport and was a Guy with an Eastern Coachworks B26F body seen here in Dorking.
Photo taken Saturday 4 October 1958, Dorking
204. NLE531
London Transport Executive RF312, NLE531, was an A.E.C. Regal IV seen at Watford High Street.
Photo taken Sunday 25 January 1959, High Street, Watford
205. NLE552
London Transport RF552, NLE552, seen at Ascot was a 1953 A.E.C. Regal IV with Metro-Cammell B41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Ascot
206. NLE560
London Transport RF560, NLE560 seen on a railway replacement service.
Photo taken October 1967
207. NLE603
London Transport (Country area) RF603, NLE603
Photo taken August 1959, Epping
208. NLE653
London Transport Country Area green RF653, NLE653, of 1953, allocated to St Albans (SA).
Photo taken October 1960, High Street, Harpenden
209. NLE657
London Transport RF657, NLE657, was a Metro-Cammell B41F bodied AEC Regal IV new in 1953 and is seen at Staines West Station.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Staines West Station
210. NLE669
London Transport Country Area RF669, NLE669, an AEC 9821LT Regal IV seen at Woking Station.
Photo taken Saturday 15 November 1958, Woking Station
211. NLE683
London Transport Country Area RF683, NLE683, an AEC 9821LT Regal IV seen at Woking Station.
Photo taken Saturday 15 November 1958, Woking Station
212. NLE693
London Transport Executive RF693, NLE693, seen at Hemel Hempstead was an AEC 9821LT Regal IV with a Metro Cammell B39F body new in 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 15 October 1960, Bus Station, Waterhouse Street, Hemel Hempstead
213. NLP572
A look back some 40 years to when the 167a still went to Abridge and was worked by RTs. RT4579, NLP572, waits at the terminus outside the Blue Boar. This bus was a long time resident of Loughton garage, being there from 1965 to 1975, but this shot is probably towards the end of that period.
Photo taken 1970s, Blue Boar, Abridge Market Place
214. NLP599
London Transport RT4606, NLP599, new in late 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Wangey Road, Chadwell Heath
215. NXP901
London Transport RT4648, NXP901, on an excursion from (I think) J, Holloway, garage has stopped in London Road Southend, just outside the EN depot. It is greeted by ex-Westcliff Bristol KSW/ECW EJN631 as it leaves the depot.
Photo taken spring 1959, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
216. NXP945
London in transition. RT4803, NXP945, and RM1597, 597CLT, take a break at the terminus.
Photo taken Thursday 30 March 1972, Wincanton Road, London Harold Hill
217. OLD522
London Transport RT4736, OLD522, seen at Staines West Station was an AEC Regent III new in 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Staines West Station
218. OLD697
London Transport RT4477, OLD697, new in 1953 was an AEC Regent III seen at Staines West Station.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Staines West Station
219. OLD732
London Transport RT4512, OLD732, seen at Staines West Station was an AEC Regent III dating from 1953 and is seen operating a special service to Ascot racecourse.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Staines West Station
220. OLD757
London Transport RT4537, OLD757, seen at Amersham Garage was new in 1953. The Park Royal H30/26R body had been transferred from one of the SRT class whose chassis were then scrapped. Alongside is RLH44, MXX244, an AEC Regent III with Weymann L27/26R body.
Photo taken Monday 15 April 1957, Amersham Garage
221. MLL555
London Transport RF168, MLL555, an A.E.C. 9821LT Regal IV with an MCCW B39F body operating on the GreenLine route 714 to Luton.
Photo taken Saturday 4 October 1958, Dorking Garage
222. MLL765
Green Line RF228, MLL765, fighting its way around Marble Arch en-route to Dorking.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, Oxford Street/Park Lane, London Marble Arch
223. NLE583
London Transport Executive RF583, NLE583, on the stand in Station Approach, Epsom loading passengers for the Epsom Station and Epsom Wells Estate service.
Photo taken Saturday 20 December 1958, Station Approach, Epsom
224. NLE611
Arriving into Onslow Street Bus Station in Guildford is London Transport RF611, NLE611, an A.E.C. 9821LT Regal IV with an MCCW B41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 4 October 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
225. NLE943
London Transport Executive RT4279, NLE943 at Morden Station forecourt.
Photo taken Saturday 28 February 1959, Morden Station
226. OLD554
London Transport RT4767, OLD554, an AEC Regent III seen at Addlestone Garage with a pair of lowbridge RLHs in the background.
Photo taken Saturday 15 November 1958, Addlestone Garage
227. OLD739
London Transport RT4519, OLD739, from Brixton (BN) garage.
Photo taken Sunday 12 July 1970, Southdown Depot, Eastbourne
228. OLD740
London Country Area RT4520, OLD740, is seen in poor lighting conditions.
Photo taken 1962, Sevenoaks?
229. OLD824
Seen at Dorking Garage is London Transport RT4787, OLD824, an A.E.C. Regent III.
Photo taken Saturday 4 October 1958, Dorking Garage
230. OLD843
London Transport RTL1614, OLD843, a late RTL Leyland Titan with a Weymann body, new in 1954. At the time it was allocated to Clapton Garage (CT). The route was extended from Hackney Garage on 15th April 1959 to replace route 555 and 581 trolleybuses.
Photo taken 1960, outside entrance to Leyton Garage, London Leyton Green
231. SLT56
London Transport RM1, SLT56, with its revised frontal form is seen here at Golders Green Station alongside RTL1286.
Photo taken Sunday 14 April 1957, London Golders Green Station
232. SLT56
London Transport RM1, SLT56, with its revised frontal form is seen here at Golders Green Station carrying promotional adverts for itself.
Photo taken Sunday 14 April 1957, London Golders Green Station
233. VLT120
London Transport Routemaster RM120, VLT120, seen soon after entering service.
Photo taken July 1960, Leven Road, London Poplar Garage
234. VLT18
London Transport AEC Routemaster RM18, VLT18 with Park Royal H36/28R body.
Photo taken Wednesday 24 June 1981, General Gordon Square, Woolwich
235. VLT26
London Transport RM26, VLT26, seen a few months after entering service. RM26 was part of the first production batch of Routemasters of which 74 entered en-masse into full service with the fourth stage of the Trolleybus conversion programme on 11th November 1959.
Photo taken June 1960, Greengate Street, London West Ham Garage
236. VLT280
A fairly new London Transport AEC Routemaster / Park Royal RM280, VLT280, heads north for Chingford Mount probably having started its journey at North Woolwich Free Ferry or Canning Town.
Photo taken Saturday 12 November 1960, Stratford Broadway
237. VLT43
LT RM 43, VLT43, laying over by Stratford Church ready to work route 238 to Little Heath. The bus is still in near original condition, with no front opening windows, full depth grille below blind box and rear wheel disc.
Photo taken mid 1968, London Stratford Broadway
238. VLT46
Operating for London Buses (Wandle District), RM46, VLT46, was a Routemaster with a Park Royal H36/28R body new in September 1959 which is seen at Tawney Common.
Photo taken Sunday 4 September 1988, Tawney Common
239. VLT55
London Transport RM55, VLT55, and RLH27, MXX227, operating route 278A and seen at Custom House.
Photo taken Sunday 1 June 1969, London Custom House
240. 496ALH
London Transport green Country Area AEC Reliance / Willowbrook front entrance, centre exit, one man operated RW2, 496ALH, allocated to Hemel Hempstead (HH). One of three, RW1-3 (495-497 ALH) they were new in 1960 and in 1963 were sold to Chesterfield Corporation where they lasted for 14 years, Chesterfield's livery also being green. The AEC Regent behind is RT4189, LYF248, on route 301 to Aylesbury and being allocated to Tring (TG).
Photo taken October 1960, Watford Junction Station
241. 496ALH
London Transport Executive RW2, 496ALH, one of three AEC 2MU2RA Reliances with Willowbrook B42D bodies is seen at Hemel Hempstead.
Photo taken Saturday 15 October 1960, Bus Station, Waterhouse Street, Hemel Hempstead
242. 497ALH
London Transport Country Area green RW3, 497ALH, a 1960 AEC Reliance / Willowbrook, one man operated, seen outside its home garage.
Photo taken October 1960, Two Waters Garage, Hemel Hempstead
243. VLT129
London Transport RM129, VLT129
Photo taken Saturday 12 March 1966, London Trafalgar Square
244. VLT207
How to cause a traffic jam! LT RM207, VLT207, has broken down in Euston Road at the lights opposite St. Pancras Station while working route 73. The crew seem to have abandoned ship completely, presumably after having propped a seat cushion against the back of the bus. This was the normal London indication of a broken down vehicle as a warning to following buses. Did any other operator do the same?
Photo taken Euston Road, London St. Pancras Station
245. VLT270
London Transport RM270, VLT270, AEC Routemaster with Park Royal H36/28R body.
Photo taken Wednesday 24 June 1981, Powis Street, Woolwich
246. WLT397
A line up of four RMs at Stratford Church, led by RM397, WLT397, and RM145, VLT145. The third one is probably RM1185, 185CLT, and the fourth one is completely unidentifiable.
Photo taken mid 1968, London Stratford Broadway
247. WLT511
London Transport AEC Routemaster / Park Royal RM511, WLT511, allocated to Highgate, brand new on the new Route 253 to Tottenham Court Road. The route formed an upside-down U across North London via Stamford Hill until eventually split as the 253 and 254. For many months in 1961 both Highgate (HT) and Edmonton (EM) Garages worked the 253 although the latter was a fair way off the line of the route. Later Stamford Hill (SF) Garage replaced Edmonton. In the 1970s no less than 5 garages worked on the route.
Photo taken February 1961, City of London Aldgate Bus Station
248. WLT539
London Transport RM539, WLT539, AEC Routemaster / Park Royal H36/28R
Photo taken Wednesday 24 June 1981, Powis Street, Woolwich
249. WLT539
London Transport RM539, WLT539, AEC Routemaster / Park Royal H36/28R.
Photo taken Thursday 30 June 1983, Trafalgar Square, London
250. WLT582
London Transport RM582, WLT582, has been turned short at Archway while working a Sunday Routemaster duty on route 609 and lays over while its crew take a break.
Photo taken Sunday 5 November 1961, London Archway
251. WLT584
London Transport RM584, WLT584, at Archway trying to look like a trolleybus while working a Sunday Routemaster duty on route 609. (Is that a Police car with a roof mounted siren behind the bus?)
Photo taken Sunday 5 November 1961, Holloway Road, London Archway
252. WLT958
London Transport AEC Routemaster RM958, WLT958, a 1961 delivery waits for time in Northumberland Avenue on route 1A to Surry Docks Station. Already 9 years old when photographed, this bus would give a further 17 years service to London before being withdrawn and scrapped in 1987
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1970, Northumberland Avenue, London Westminster
253. 427CLT
London Transport RM1427, 427CLT
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, Oxford Street/Park Lane, London Marble Arch
254. 429CLT
London Transport RM1429, 429CLT
Photo taken Sunday 17 June 1973, North Street Garage, Romford
255. 462CLT
Believed to be Green Line Routemaster Coach RMC1462, 462CLT
Photo taken October 1971, St. Edwards Way, Romford
256. 463CLT
London Transport Green Line routemaster coach RMC1463, 463CLT.
Photo taken October 1971, Mercury Gardens/St. Edwards Way, Romford
257. 492CLT
London Transport, Green Line, Routemaster Coach RMC1492, 492CLT
Photo taken Saturday 12 March 1966, Belgrave Road, London Pimlico
258. 510CLT
510CLT is a Routemaster with Park Royal body dating from 1963 as RMC1510. It was one of several Routemasters in service at the 2016 Imberbus event, although the only open top one.
Photo taken Saturday 20 August 2016, Gore Cross, Salisbury Plain
259. 511CLT
Green Line Routemaster double-deck coach RMC1511, 511CLT, negotiating Marble Arch.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, Oxford Street/Park Lane, London Marble Arch
260. 53CLT
Londoin Transport AEC Routemaster RM1053, 53CLT, a 1962 example heads down a damp and dismal Oxford Street in October 1984 when some 22 years old.
Photo taken Friday 12 October 1984, Oxford Street, approaching London Marble Arch
261. WLT664
London Transport RM 664, WLT664, a Ted Lowe snooker moment, for those of you looking in black & white ... this was the unpainted RM664 on the 127s at Victoria.
Photo taken Autumn 1961, London Victoria Wilton Road/Gillingham Street
262. WLT871
Only one of the Routemaster heritage routes now runs in London, this being the 15 from Tower Hill to Trafalgar Square. Seen amid the encircling gloom of a November twilight is RM871, WLT871, which dates from 1962.
Photo taken Thursday 10 November 2016, Great Tower Street, City of London
263. 358CLT
London Transport RM1358, 358CLT, AEC Routemaster / Park Royal H36/28R.
Photo taken Wednesday 24 June 1981, General Gordon Square, Woolwich
264. 414CLT
New to London Transport as RM1414, 414CLT, in 1963 this Leyland engined Routemaster was loaned to Manchester Corporation when a few months old but failed to raise any sales for AEC.
Photo taken 1996, Huddersfield
265. 586CLT
London Transport Routemaster RM1586, 586CLT
Photo taken 1965, London Trafalgar Square
266. 640DYE
London's iconic Routemaster is still plying for hire in the capital. AEC Routemaster RM1640, 640DYE, of 1963 rounds Trafalgar Square on one of the two Routemaster heritage routes. This bus is now owned by First London.
Photo taken Monday 13 April 2009, London Trafalgar Square
267. 737DYE
London Transport’s first all over advert was RM1737, 737DYE, which carried an eye catching livery for Silexine Paints. It is not clear how pictures of guardsmen helped sell paint, but the bus would certainly have been noticed! It is seen here on service 11 leaving the Shepherds Bush terminus.
Photo taken London Shepherd's Bush
268. 74CLT
A group of LT Routemasters - on the left RM 284, VLT284, on the right RM 1074, 74CLT. The one behind is unidentifiable.
Photo taken Sunday 12 July 1970, Eastbourne
269. 360CLT
LT RM1360, 360CLT, at (probably) the Tooting terminus of route 95 with alongside, a brand new DMS2 EGP2J, probably on a training run preparing for takeover of the route by DMSs on 2nd January 1971. This was one of the first two routes to be converted to one man DMS operation, the other being the 220, Tooting to Harlesden and Park Royal.
Photo taken late 1970, London Tooting
270. ALD933B
To mark the centenary of Bow Garage, AEC Routemaster RM1933, ALD933B, of 1964 was repainted into this silver and dark red colour scheme in 2009. It is on the heritage route 15 to the Tower of London.
Photo taken Thursday 16 April 2009, London Whitehall
271. ALD933B
There has been some concerns raised recently about the London heritage routes and their Routemasters. Seen in peak hour traffic in Whitehall is RM1933, ALD933B of 1964. It carries the original London Transport livery which is appropriate for the bus as LPTB came into being in 1933.
Photo taken Monday 10 November 2014, London Whitehall
272. ALD941B
One of London Transport's iconic Routemasters, this time RM1941, ALD941B, is pictured in Westminster and heads for Hyde Park Corner on route 137.
Photo taken Saturday 29 April 1978, London Westminster
273. ALD987B
London Transport RM1987, ALD987B
Photo taken Saturday 12 March 1966, London Trafalgar Square
274. ALM89B
Heritage AEC Routemaster RM2089, ALM89B, dating from 1964 and now in the East London fleet but carrying full London Transport colours at the Tower Hill terminus of heritage route 15
Photo taken Friday 17 April 2009, City of London Tower Hill
275. CUV17C
London Transport XA17, CUV17C, one of a evaluation batch of 50 Leyland Atlanteans with Park Royal bodies which entered service in 1965
Photo taken Saturday 12 March 1966, Belgrave Road, London Pimlico
276. CUV208C
New to London Transport in 1965, RM2208, CUV208C, was repainted in 1979 into a version of the original green livery used by George Shillibeer in 1829 for his pioneering horse bus service. It became red again in 1980 and was withdrawn form London service in 1987 when it was sold to Clydeside Scottish.
Photo taken Sunday 10 April 2005, Keighley Bus Museum
277. CUV30C
London Transport XA30, CUV30C, one of a evaluation batch of 50 Leyland Atlanteans with Park Royal bodies which entered service in 1965
Photo taken Saturday 12 March 1966, London Trafalgar Square
278. CUV351C
Routemaster RML 2351, CUV351C, new in 1965, with London Arriva on the 159 near Streatham garage in beautiful autumn sunshine.
Photo taken Friday 31 October 2003, London Streatham
279. CUV619C
LT Routemaster RM2169, CUV619C, advertising Bertorelli Continental Ice Cream, had a mouth watering display of the firm’s products. It is seen here on service 22 at Hyde Park Corner.
Photo taken London Hyde Park Corner
280. FPT589C
London Transport RMF2761, FPT589C, an AEC Routemaster 3R2RH built in 1965 with Park Royal H41/31F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1978, Buckingham Palace Road, London Victoria
281. JJD367D
London Transport RML2367, JJD367D, delivered in early 1966 (it was originally allocated a C registration but wasn't delivered in time for a 1965 year letter).
Photo taken October 1971, Mercury Gardens/St. Edwards Way, Romford
282. JJD385D
London Transport RML2385, JJD385D, AEC Routemaster / Park Royal H40/32R.
Photo taken Thursday 30 June 1983, Strand, London, outside Charing Cross Station
283. JJD412D
Preserved London Country RML2412, JJD412D, new in 1966
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2014, Anstey Park, Alton
284. JJD416D
London Transport RML2416, JJD416D
Photo taken 2004, London Clapton Garage
285. JJD439D
London Country Routemaster RML2439, JJD439D. It's carrying garage plates for HA, Harlow which according to Ian's Bus Stop site would date the photo as 1977.
Photo taken c.1977, The Drive, Warley
286. JJD461D
London Transport RML2461, JJD461D on the 1 at Trafalgar Square. This photo is interesting as it shows the bus as working from New Cross, not shown in the Ian's Bus Stop history for it.
Photo taken London Trafalgar Square
287. JJD461D
London Transport RML2461, JJD461D on the 22
Photo taken Lower Richmond Road, Waterman's Green, Putney
288. JJD475D
London Transport RML2475, JJD475D, is seen when almost new.
Photo taken 1966, Kingston Station
289. JJD547D
Perhaps the most imaginative of the batch of all over adverts which followed was RML2457, JJD547D, for Ladbroke’s the bookmakers, which made the heads of passengers look as if they were the heads of characters in the advert. It is seen here on service 6 in the Strand.
Photo taken London The Strand
290. JLA42D
London Transport XA42, JLA42D, a Leyland PDR1/1 Atlantean with Park Royal H41/31F body at the Hackbridge terminus of route 234.
Photo taken London Hackbridge
291. KGY4D
London Transport's one-off, rear engined version of the Routemaster, FRM1, KGY4D, heads for its pick-up point to take up duties on the round London sightseeing tour.
Photo taken Saturday 1 May 1982, London Westminster
292. KGY4D
London Transport KGY4D, the sole rear-engined Routemaster FRM1, fitted with a Park Royal H41/31F body seen at the Hackbridge terminus of route 234.
Photo taken London Hackbridge
293. SMK760F
London Transport RML2760, SMK760F, at London Victoria on the last day of
Photo taken Friday 4 June 2004, London Victoria Station
294. AML560H
London Transport MBS560, VLW560G, was a 1969 AEC Merlin with MCW 25 seat dual door body with space for 48 standees intended for surban service. Prior to entering service it was reclassfied MBA560 for Red Arrow service in central London and was also re-registered AML560H before entering service.
Photo taken Tuesday 19 May 1970, City of London
295. AML606H
London Transport MBA606, AML606H, an AEC Merlin 4P2R built in 1969 with Metro-Cammell-Weymann B25D bodywork.
Photo taken August 1978, London Victoria Station
296. VLW107G
London Transport MB107, VLW107G, seen here when new at Garston was an MCW B41D bodied AEC Merlin dating from February 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 23 February 1969, Garston
297. VLW93G
London Country Bus Services MB93, VLW93G, an AEC Swift P2R with MCW B45D+15 body, looking a little battered for a vehicle new in 1969.
Photo taken c. 1971, Amersham Garage
298. DPD458J
London Country SM458, DPD458J, seen at Stevenage was one of fourteen repainted into the SuperBus yellow and blue livery to be joined by the Leyland Nationals and the Scanias on the Superbus services.
Photo taken April 1972, Stevenage
299. EGN292J
Malta 2709, EBY589, an A E C Swift 4MP2R built in 1970/1 with Park Royal B46F bodywork.
Photo taken Monday 16 May 2011, Valletta Bus Station, Malta
300. EGP19J
Brand new London Transport DMS19, EGP19J, at the Cannon Street terminus of route 95 probably very soon after the takeover of the route by DMSs on 2nd January 1971.
Photo taken early 1971, City of London Cannon Street
301. EGN419J
London Transport SMS419, EGN419J, an AEC Swift with MCW B33D+34 body, new in Feb 1971.
Photo taken October 1971, Mercury Gardens/St. Edwards Way, Romford
302. JGF388K
London Transport DMS388, JGF388K, Daimler Fleetline with Park Royal H44/24D body, new in June 1972.
Photo taken 1972, Cenotaph, London Whitehall
303. JPA133K
Green Line, RP33, JPA133K, AEC Reliance with Park Royal body leaves Windsor for London Victoria.
Photo taken Sunday 30 April 1978, High Street, Windsor
304. JPF114K
London Country Bus Services SMA14, JPF114K, a 1972 AEC Swift with Alexander DP45F body one of a batch of 21 vehicles diverted from South Wales. Seen at Dartford Bus Garage showing blinds for a works service to Littlebrook Power Station a regular Mon - Fri working for a green line vehicle prior to operating a 725 journey.
Photo taken Dartford Bus Garage, Priory Road, Dartford
305. JPF114K
London Country Bus Services SMA14, JPF114K, in the later livery carried by these AEC Swifts with Alexander DP45F body diverted from South Wales. Shown at Littlebrook Power Station with the rear blind already set for its green line journey which it would operate from Dartford, Market Street.
Photo taken Littlebrook Power Station
306. JPH68K
Two Scania BR110s with MCW B45D bodies were delivered to London Country as MS3 and MS4 (JPH68K/JPH69K) in the yellow and blue SuperBus livery and the first of these is seen at Stevenage.
Photo taken April 1972, Stevenage
307. KPA101K
The third pre-production Leyland National was delivered to London Country in 1972 as LN1, KPA101K, and is seen here at Stevenage in the SuperBus yellow and blue livery.
Photo taken April 1972, Stevenage
308. VPF122M
London Country Ford Transit FT2, VPF122M, at Harlow Bus Station on the Pick-me-up service.
Photo taken Harlow Bus Station
309. THM500M
"Elizabeth I" looks down on Sauchiehall Street as LT Daimler Fleetline DMS500, THM500M, advertises London attractions in a then recently pedestrianized part of the street.
Photo taken Wednesday 9 January 1974, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
310. THX401S
London Transport T1, THX401S, poses in the entrance to Hornchurch garage with a special commemorative blind on the last day of the garage, 17th September 1988.
Photo taken Saturday 17 September 1988, London Hornchurch Garage
311. THX526S
London General, Mitcham DMS2526, THX526S, a Leyland FE30ALR Fleetline with a Park Royal H44/24D body new in January 1978, and carrying the SuttonbuS fleetname was seen on Commonside East, Mitcham operating on route 352 which ran between Wimbledon and Mitcham Eastfields with a rare white on red 'lazy' destination display.
Photo taken Wednesday 26 July 1989, Commonside East, London Mitcham