SCT '61 Photo Index
London Transport Sold On
London Transport (including London Country and Green Line) sold on and in use by other operators or in scrapyards. In general, I've not included vehicles rebodied after withdrawal by LT.

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1.
Leeds 277, seen on the Stainbeck Lane spur at Chapeltown, had an English Electric 48/28 body on E.M.B. Heavyweight bogies and was one of three HR2s acquired from the London Transport Board in 1939. 277-279 had been new in August 1930 as London County Council 1881/3/6 respectively, entering service in Leeds in October 1939, December 1939 and July 1940 respectively. 277 was the first to be withdrawn in October 1956 with the others following in September 1957.
Photo taken Wednesday 25 August 1954, Stainbeck Lane, Chapeltown
2. GJ2098
An earlier LT AEC Regent staff canteen GJ2098 parked at Stratford after withdrawal.
Photo taken Stratford
3. GW5880
To add to the recently posted Essex Police exhibition buses, a rather earlier one, an ex-LT Bluebird LT1217, GW5880. It was new in 1932, converted to diesel a year or two later, withdrawn in 1949 and sold to Essex Police. It was withdrawn by them in 1957 and apparently converted to a lorry (thanks to Ian's Bus Stop for this detail)
Photo taken c.1954, The Anne Boleyn, Rochford
4. BPG507
Blue Ensign BPG507, an AEC Q with Weymann H28/28C body. It was new to London Country Area in 1934, then sold via a dealer in March 1946 to G.H.Ennifer of Doncaster for the Blue Ensign bus company for the service on their route between Doncaster and Rossington.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1951, Doncaster
5. BPG507
Second shot of Blue Ensign BPG507, an AEC Q with Weymann H28/28C body with the Blue Ensign bus company for the service on their route between Doncaster and Rossington.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1951, Doncaster
6. BPG507
Rear shot of Blue Ensign BPG507, an AEC Q with Weymann H28/28C body with the Blue Ensign bus company for the service on their route between Doncaster and Rossington.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1951, Doncaster
7. BXD682
Ex-LT Leyland Cub C57 BXD682 in Stockwell in May (probably) 1957, when in use by Mansfield House Settlement, London E3, who had it from 1954 to (probably) 1962.
Photo taken May 1957, Stockwell
8. DGX212
Ex-LT STL1684, DGX212, was converted by furniture manufacturer W. Lusty & Sons, of Bromley by Bow, to a mobile showroom and is seen here parked up at Kettering market place.
Photo taken Saturday 24 August 1957, Kettering Market Place
9. DGX219
Former London Transport STL1700, DGX219, parked, engineless, in the back streets of Hackney in March 1957. I am not sure whether one would get away with parking an engineless, and presumably unlicensed, bus in the streets these days! Ian’s Bus Stop shows this as owned by Advance Precision Instruments of Hainault (presumably the Advance in the blind box) from 1956 to December 1957, when it was sold to Walker Brothers, Hackney, presumably those responsible for parking it where it was. The date of my photograph suggests that the sale to Walker Brothers was probably earlier than recorded.
Photo taken March 1957, London Hackney
10. DLU116
Harris (t/a Progressive), Cambridge DLU116 and FXT215 were acquired from London Transport Executive in September 1955 and August 1956 respectively. Both were A.E.C. O661 Regents with L.P.T.B. H30/26R bodies, DLU116 being new in 1937 as STL2117 and FXT215 being new in 1939 as RT40.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Cambridge(?)
11. DLU202
Seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough, DLU202 had been acquired in May 1956 by Canham, Whittlesea from London Transport Executive where it had been STL1836. The A.E.C. O661 Regent had an L.P.T.B. H30/26R body and it was sold for scrap in March 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
12. DLU225
Premier Travel, Cambridge acquired DLU225 in February 1954 from London Transport Executive where it had been STL1853, one of those new in 1937 with the special bodies for use through the Blackwall Tunnel on route 108.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Harston Depot
13. DLU32
Three buses in use by Vacuum Oil probably for transport to the oil refinery they were building in Coryton. On the left is ex-LT STL1801, DLU32, which was withdrawn from LT service in November 1950. In the middle is FNW724, an ex-Leeds AEC Regent from 1937. To the right is BBA555, a Leyland TD5 with MCCW H26/22R body, new to Salford in 1940 as their number 230 and withdrawn in 1951.
Photo taken 1951
14. DLU372
Forlmer London Transport STD62, DLU372, parked at the back of St. John's Church, Southend. This is recorded as being latterly with T.A. Wright of Southend and used on contract work to the Bata shoe factory at East Tilbury but looks disused here, so ownership uncertain.
Photo taken rear of St. John's Church, Southend
15. DLU382
Former London Transport STD72, DLU382, parked in Eastwoodbury Crescent Southend. Recorded as being in service with Hutfield's Coaches, Warwick in 1955 and with Young's International Cars, Grays by April 1958, so possibly in their ownership when photographed.
Photo taken Eastwoodbury Crescent, Southend
16. EGO426
Former London Transport STL2377, EGO426, withdrawn in the yard of Mulleys, Ixworth. This bus is now preserved in LT livery
Photo taken Ixworth
17.
On our way back from Hertford we found this unidentified LT single decker converted to a caravan in a yard near Hatfield. From other vehicles visible this might well have been used by a showman. Two of these, LT1007 and LT1040, are recorded as becoming caravans, but there is nothing to indicate whether it is one of these or another which has not been recorded as a caravan.
Photo taken Saturday 2 March 1957, near Hatfield
18. FXT120
London Transport CR14, FXT120, in as withdrawn condition in the yard of Mulley's, Ixworth.
Photo taken late 1960s?, Ixworth
19. FXT130
London Transport CR24, FXT130, at the scrap yard of Vass, Ampthill in February 1956. The rear engined Leyland Cub was new in 1939 and withdrawn in May 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 25 February 1956, Ampthill
20. FXT132
London Transport CR26, CR20 & CR24, FXT132, FXT126 and FXT130 respectively, at the scrap yard of Vass, Ampthill in February 1956. The rear engined Leyland Cubs were new in 1939 and withdrawn in 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 25 February 1956, Ampthill
21. FXT136
London Transport CR30, FXT136, at the scrap yard of Vass, Ampthill in February 1956. The rear engined Leyland Cub was new in 1939 and withdrawn in March 1952 although it had been in store for a number of years during that period.
Photo taken Saturday 25 February 1956, Ampthill
22. FXT215
Harris (t/a Progressive), Cambridge DLU116 and FXT215 were acquired from London Transport Executive in September 1955 and August 1956 respectively. Both were A.E.C. O661 Regents with L.P.T.B. H30/26R bodies, DLU116 being new in 1937 as STL2117 and FXT215 being new in 1939 as RT40.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Cambridge(?)
23. VD4437
An ex-London Transport STD, re-registered as VD4437
Photo taken August 1961, Garvic Fair
24. FXT229
Smith, Reading FXT229, was one of four A.E.C. O661 Regents acquired from London Transport in 1956. It had an L.P.T.B. H30/26R body and had been new in 1940 as RT54.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, Castle Street, Reading
25. GLL590
In December 1951 Western S.M.T. acquired twenty-two Guy Arab IIs from London Transport Executive and 999, GLL590, seen here, had a Park Royal H30/26R body when new in 1943. It was rebodied with an Alexander L27/26R body in 1952 when it received its fleet number. All had run un-numbered until rebodied.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Lonsdale Street, Western SMT Depot, Carlisle
26. HGF956
Ex-LT utility Daimler D279, HGF956, at the depot of Young, Hornchurch at Grays in April 1957.
Photo taken April 1957, Grays
27. GXE587
GXE587, a Daimler CWA6 which entered service in September 1944 from Merton Garage as London Transport D10 fitted with a Duple H30/26R body, was acquired by Transport Motor Services, Bishop Auckland in 1953 and is seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place on the service to Middlesbrough.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
28.
An unidentified former London RT in service with Cape Electric Tramways and with local registration CA80857, almost certainly one of a large number bought in 1963/4.
Photo taken October 1968, Cape Town Station, South Africa
29. GYE74
Burrows 81, GYE74, a Daimler CWA6 with Duple UH30/26R body new in April 1945, was acquired from London Transport (D84) in June 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 29 December 1956, Leeds Central Bus Station
30. HGC251
Former London Transport B26, HGC251, as Lincolnshire 2112 at Skegness in August 1953. It was a Bristol K6A with Duple H30/26R body, new in December 1945 and sold to LRCC in early 1953. It lasted with them until around 1961.
Photo taken August 1953, Skegness
31. HGF914
Samuel Ledgard ex-London Transport Daimler CWA6 HGF914 with a Park Royal H30/26RD body new in 1946, the doors being fitted before it entered service with Ledgard in 1954.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1957, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
32. HLW151
Brown's Blue, Markfield HLW151, acquired from London Transport Executive RT164 in June 1958, was an A.E.C. 0961 Regent III with a Park Royal H30/26R body which had been fitted with platform doors in August 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1963, St Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester
33. HLW139
HLW139 of A1, Ardrossan (Ayrshire Bus Owners) was ex-London RT152 - the first post-war 'RT' - and is seen at Stevenston.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1965, Stevenston
34. HLW142
Leon, Finningley 47, HLW142, seen at Glasgow Paddocks Bus Station in Doncaster when newly acquired, was new to London Transport in 1947 as RT155. Acquired in March 1958 the AEC Regent III chassis carried a Weymann H30/26R body and ran until August 1966.
Photo taken Tuesday 8 April 1958, Glasgow Paddocks Bus Station, Doncaster
35. HLW144
Simpson, Rosehearty HLW144 was new as London Transport RT157 in 1947. It was acquired in April 1963 from Brown's Blue, Markfield. Seen here in Simpson's green/cream livery, operating the Fraserburgh Town Service, it passed to Alexander Northern as NRC1 in December 1966. Park Royal H30/26R bodywork was carried on the AEC Regent III chassis.
Photo taken Thursday 29 July 1965, Fraserburgh
36. HLW144
Brown's Blue, Markfield HLW144, acquired from London Transport Executive RT157 in May 1958, was an A.E.C. 0961 Regent III with a Park Royal H30/26R body new in July 1947, platform doors being fitted in September 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1963, St Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester
37. HLW181
Ledgard HLW181, an A.E.C. Regent III, ex London Transport RT194 in Park Place, Leeds.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Park Place, Leeds
38. HLX222
Another ex-London Transport RT in the G.W. Osborne fleet, HLX222, former RT405, seen outside the Red Lion, Tolleshunt D'Arcy (the next village to Tollesbury, where G W Osborne & Sons had their base).
Photo taken The Red Lion, Tolleshunt D'Arcy
39. HLX237
Brown's Blue, Markfield HLX237, an A.E.C. 0961 Regent III with a Weymann H30/26R body, was acquired from London Transport Executive RT420 in June 1958 and fitted with platform doors in September 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1963, St Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester
40. JXC189
Ex London Transport RT1426, JXC189, and RT1442, JXC205, seen here with Burwell & District
Photo taken Saturday 16 July 1960, Cambridge
41. JXN1
Waldens of Epping JXN1, a former London Transport country area RT (973) with Weymann 3RT bodywork seen at the operator's yard on the outskirts of Epping in June 1965 during an enthusiasts tour visiting small operators on the Hertfordshire/Essex border.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1965, Epping
42.
Ceylon Transport Board 23-Sri-1139 was an ex-London Transport A.E.C. Regent III seen leaving Moratuwa Station to head north along Galle Road into Colombo.
Photo taken Tuesday 26 January 1982, Station Road, Moratuwa, Colombo, Sri Lanka
43.
AAD5753 was an ex London Transport RT being operated by Giraffe Bus Services and is seen here near Lusaka in Zambia.
Photo taken September 1982, near Lusaka, Zambia
44. HLW203
On a "dreich" Sunday at a deserted Uttoxeter Market Place, ex London Transport, RT216, HLW203, Stevenson's 10 rests between duties. The sign to the right reads that on Wednesdays these buses run from Balance Street, presumably when the market was taking place. I hesitate to say whether the chassis or Park Royal body was actually RT216 when new!
Photo taken August 1968, Uttoxeter Market Place
45. HLX145
Gibson, Barlestone 52, HLX145, an A.E.C. 0961 Regent III with a Weymann H30/26R body was acquired from London Transport Executive RT328 in August 1962 and fitted with platform doors on acquisition.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1963, Western Boulevard, Leicester
46. HLX215
Charlton-on-Otmoor Services HLX215, an A E C Regent III 0961 built in 1948 with Park Royal H30/26R bodywork, new as London Transport RT398.
Photo taken c.1970??
47. HLX320
HLX320, an A.E.C. Regent III acquired by Super, Upminster from London Transport is seen in the yard at Upminster.
Photo taken Sunday 15 November 1964, St. Mary's Lane, Upminster
48. JXC48
Ex London Transport RT685, JXC48, new in 1948 is pictured here with Don Everall, Wolverhampton in early 1965 after purchase in October 1964.
Photo taken Spring 1965, Don Everall Yard, Bilston Road, Wolverhampton
49. JXN314
O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland JXN314 seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place was, numerically, the first of eight Park Royal H30/26R bodied Leyland 7RTs acquired from Londion Transport in March 1958. It had been new in November 1948 when it was numbered RTL2.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
50. JXN316
O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland JXN316 was a Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body which had been acquired by Emmerson, in March 1958, from London Transport, where it had been RTL4.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
51. JXN317
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, JXN317, a Leyland Titan 7RT3/1 built in 1948 with Park Royal H30/26R bodywork. Former London Transport RTL5 looking splendid in OK's traditional livery.
Photo taken early 1960s?, East Parade, Bishop Auckland
52. JXN337
Seen in Bishop Auckland Market place was O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland JXN337, one of eight Park Royal H30/26R bodied Leyland 7RTs acquired from London Transport in March 1958. This was had been RTL17 with London Transport.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
53. JXN348
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, JXN348, a Leyland Titan 7RT3/1 built in 1948 with Park Royal H30/26R bodywork. New as London Transport RTL25, this was one of a number of ex-LT vehicles operated by OK.
Photo taken Early 1960s?, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
54. JXN351
O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland JXN351 was a Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body which had been acquired from London Transport, where it had been RTL28, in March 1958. It is seen in Chester Street, Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Chester Street, Bishop Auckland
55. JXN354
Leyland 7RTs were popular acquisitions by independents when disposed of by London Transport and former RTL31, JXN354, seen at the Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan, had found its way to McKinnon, Kilmarnock (A.1. Service) around March 1958 and was withdrawn in January 1968.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan
56. JXN356
O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland JXN356 was a Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body which had been acquired by Emmerson in March 1958 from London Transport, where it had been RTL33. It was seen in Chester Street, Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Chester Street, Bishop Auckland
57. JXN356
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, JXN356 Leyland Titan 7RT3/1 built 1948 with Park Royal H30/26R bodywork.
Photo taken rear of OK garage, Bishop Auckland
58. JXN366
JXN366 (London Transport RTL43) dating from 1948 was acquired by A1, Ardrossan (Owning member - Docherty, Irvine) in 1958. In late 1963 it was converted by a local coachbuilder to H32/25F and is seen here approaching the terminus at Stevenston.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, Stevenston
59. JXN366
A second view of JXN366 showing the front entrance as it leaves the terminus at Stevenston. It had been acquired from London Transport by A1, Ardrossan in 1958 and was converted in late 1963 whilst owned by Docherty, Irvine.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, Stevenston
60. JXN366
A third rear view of JXN366 taken as it leaves the terminus at Stevenston. The neat treatment of the rear end when rebuilt to front entrance can be seen. Owned by Docherty, Irvine of the Ayrshire Bus Owners (A1, Ardrossan) it had been acquired in 1958 and was converted to front entrance in late 1963.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, Stevenston
61. JXN368
Stephenson's Motor Services, High Etherley, JXN368, a Leyland Titan 7RT built 1948/9 with Park Royal H30/26R bodywork. New as London Transport RTL45.
Photo taken early 1960s?
62. JXN368
Seen in Chester Street, Bishop Auckland is Stephenson, High Etherley JXN368 which was the second of two Leyland 7RTs with Park Royal H30/26R bodies acquired from London Transport. This had been RTL45, was acquired in August 1958 and was withdrawn in March 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Chester Street, Bishop Auckland
63. JXN378
Lockey, St. Helen Auckland JXN378 was the first of two Leyland 7RTs with Park Royal H30/26R bodies acquired from London Transport. This one had been RTL55 and was acquired in February 1958. It was seen in Chester Street, Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Chester Street, Bishop Auckland
64. KGK773
Longland, Crowland acquired KGK773, an A.E.C. Regent III with a Cravens H30/26R body from London Transport Executive in September 1956. It passed to Mulley, Ixworth in June 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
65. KGU363
Ledgard KGU263, a Leyland 7RT, ex London Transport.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Samuel Ledgard Armley Depot, Leeds
66. KGU415
London RT2216, KGU145, is seen when operating for Double Deck Tours of Niagara Falls (Canada). It is now reported to be still in service with the London Motor Coach Company in Illinois, USA.
Photo taken Saturday 15 September 1973, Niagara Falls, Canada
67. KXW459
This is former London Transport RT1360, KXW459, which was being used on tours around Niagara Falls and town.
Photo taken Thursday 20 September 1973, Niagara Falls,Canada
68. KYY532
Lloyds of Nuneaton bought these 1950-vintage ex-London Transport Park Royal-bodied roof-box RTs in 1963. KYY532 was former RT1705 (now preserved) and KYY682 was former RT1827.
Photo taken 1965, Lloyds depot, Nuneaton
69. LLU515
This ex-London Transport Leyland H30/26R bodied Leyland 6RT, LLU515, which was RTW365 when in London, is seen at Maharagama with the Ceylon Transport Board registered 23Sri2696. It was the last of the ex-London RTWs remaining in service.
Photo taken Tuesday 26 January 1982, Maharagama, Sri Lanka
70. LYF118
LYF118, ex-LT RTL1177 was operated by A1 from 1964.
Photo taken 1968, Ardrossan
71. JXC169
Ex-London Transport Executive RT1406, JXC169, an A.E.C. O961 Regent III new in January 1949 with a Cravens H30/26R body was acquired by Stewart (A.1. Service), Stevenston in January 1957.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 June 1963, Princes Street, Ardrossan
72. JXC177
Former London Transport RT1414, JXC177, new in 1949, was one of the Cravens bodied buses. It was sold to Black & White of Harvingdon, before coming to Charlton-on-Otmoor Services (G.P. Holder) in August 1961.
Photo taken Monday 29 March 1971, Depot, High Street, Charlton-on-Otmoor
73. JXC181
Delivered in 1949 as RT1418 in the London Transport fleet, JXC181 was one of the 120 AEC Regent IIIs with Cravens H30/26R bodies. After withdrawal in 1956 it passed to Lowland Motorways, Glasgow as no. 38 entering service in July 1956. When Lowland were acquired by Scottish Omnibuses it became BB1 in January 1958 and was withdrawn in 1963, passing to Locke, Edinburgh for scrap.
Photo taken Shettleston Road/McNair Street, Glasgow
74. JXC181
JXC181 was number BB1 in the Scottish Omnibuses fleet having been acquired from Lowland Motorways, in January 1958. It was a Cravens H30/26R bodied A.E.C. Regent III which originated with London Transport as RT1422 in 1949.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Killermont Street, Glasgow
75. JXC189
JXC189 was the first of two A.E.C. 0961 Regent IIIs with Cravens H30/26R bodies, acquired by Mansfield, Burling & Welsh (t/a Burwell & District), Burwell from London Transport Executive in June 1956, having been new in 1949 and was seen in Drummer Street Bus Station in Cambridge.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Drummer Street Bus Station, Cambridge
76. JXC244
JXC224 was an A.E.C. Regent III with a Cravens H30/26R body new to London Transport Executive as RT1461 in July 1949. After withdrawal it passed to Lowland Motorways, Glasgow as number 40 and then to Scottish Omnibuses in January 1958 as BB2.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Buchanan Street, Glasgow
77. JXN371
JXN371 of Lockey, St. Helen Auckland was a Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body seen here in Bishop Auckland, originally London Transport RTL48.
Photo taken Thursday 31 July 1969, Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland
78. JXN374
Laurie, Hamilton (t/a Chieftain) 67, JXN374, a Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body new in 1949 as LT RTL51, later became HL198 in the Central S.M.T. fleet, seen at the garage.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Hamilton Garage
79. KGK522
Stephenson's of High Etherley KGK522, a Leyland Titan PD2 with Leyland H30/26R body. New in 1949 to London Transport as RTW22 and initially allocated to Tottenham Garage, it was sold by them in January 1966 to the dealer Bird's of Stratford upon Avon, presumably from where it passed to Stephenson's.
Photo taken July 1969, West Auckland Green
80. KGK675
The Lesney staff bus fleet was well known for its former London Transport RT types, some of which lasted long enough to gain the final "Stagecoach" style livery as shown here on KGK675 (the former RT1206), roaring down the narrow West Street in Rochford.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 May 1979, West Street, Rochford
81. KGK687
KGK687 with Exors of Samuel Ledgard. Ex London Transport RT 1218, AEC Regent 3RT with Weymann H30/26R body, nominally new 1949.
Photo taken Oct 1967, Calverley terminus
82. KGK725
Stevenson, Spath 23, KGK725, an A.E.C. 0961 Regent III with a Cravens H30/26R body, which had been new to London Transport Executive in 1949 as RT1466, was one of two acquired in April 1957.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Spath
83. KGK731
McKechnie & Cole (Cream Bus Service), Stamford 9, KGK731, was an ex-London Transport A.E.C. Regent III with a Cravens H30/26R body which had been new as RT1472 in September 1949 and which had been acquired in February 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
84. KGK760
Seen in Airdrie, Scottish Omnibuses BB5, KGK760, was acquired with the business of Lowland Motorways, Glasgow in January 1958 and was an A.E.C. O961 Regent III with a Cravens H30/26R body originally London Transport RT1501, new in November 1949.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Airdrie
85. KGK765
Seen here at the Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan, KGK765, a Cravens H30/26R bodied A.E.C. O961 Regent III which was new in December 1949 had been acquired by Brown, Dreghorn (A.1. Service) from London Transport in May 1957 and was withdrawn in 1965.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan
86. KGK959
The last day of Hornchurch garage, 17th September 1988, was marked by an RT working on route 165. Here RT2150, KGK959, at that time part of the Blue Triangle vintage fleet, poses outside the garage with Hornchurch garage staff.
Photo taken Saturday 17 September 1988, London Hornchurch Garage
87. KGU142
Of the many former London Transport vehicles to find useful employment with operators all over Britain was AEC Regent III RT2213, KGU142, of 1949. The addition of platform doors to the Park Royal body is an interesting modification. It was purchased by Burwell & District in July 1970.
Photo taken Thursday 1 April 1971, Depot, Burwell
88. KGU206
JMT Leyland PD2 52, J1528 and ex-LT RTL260, now JMT 655, J34655, at Gorey, Jersey.
Photo taken Gorey, Jersey
89. KGU216
Stevenson of Uttoxeter ex London RTL270, KGU216, a 1949 Leyland Titan with Park Royal body and LYF65 a similar bus from 1951 formerly RTL1141 flank former RTW178, KLB908, an eight foot wide RTW with Leyland body of 1949.
Photo taken 1976, Uttoxeter Garage
90. KGU413
Surprisingly, RT type KGU413 (originally RT1554) was still active in September 1986 when seen at the Anne Boleyn on Southend Road.
Photo taken September 1986, Southend Road/Sutton Road, Southend
91. KGU498
Jersey Motor Transport 3, J8774, a Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body new in 1949 as London Transport RTL411, KGU498, and acquired in April 1959.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Jersey
92. KLB522
Ministry of Defence 25BT76 was used by The Light Division for recruiting and displays. Clearly displaying origins in the metropolis it had been named "Myrtle" and was taken in former Durham Light Infantry territory. It was new in July 1949 as LT RT1272, KLB522, with a Saunders roof top body and was bought in July 1969 by The Light Infantry.
Photo taken September 1970, Front Street, Chester-le-Street
93. KLB836
New in December 1949 with a Weymann H30/26R body, KLB836 was London Transport RT2457. In April 1966 it was fitted with a Saunders roof-box body and sold in April 1970 to Continental Pioneer School Holidays, Richmond 17.
Photo taken Wednesday 11 August 1976, Chessington Zoo
94. KLB836
New in December 1949 with a Weymann H30/26R body, KLB836 was London Transport RT2457. In April 1966 it was fitted with a Saunders roof-box body and sold in April 1970 to Continental Pioneer School Holidays, Richmond 17.
Photo taken Wednesday 11 August 1976, Chessington Zoo
95. KYY901
From left to right, Lesney's 11, KYY901, ex-London Transport RT3172, plus Lesney's 91, an ex-Crosville RFM registered LD, an ex-Rhondda Regent / Weymann, and an ex-Western Welsh Regent.
Photo taken August 1972, Silver End PSV Sales
96. JXN338
Anderson (Blue Belle), Evenwood JXN338 was the first of two Leyland 7RTs with Park Royal H30/26R bodies acquired from London Transport. This had been RTL18, was acquired in March 1958 and was seen in Peel Street, Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Peel Street, Bishop Auckland
97. KGK771
Seen leaving the Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan is ex-London Transport KGK771 which was an A.E.C. O961 Regent III with a Cravens H30/26R body new in January 1950. It is seen in the service of Murray, Saltcoats(A.1. Service).
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan
98. KGK779
KGK779, seen here with Hogarth, Saltcoats (Clyde Coast), was an A.E.C. O961 Regent III with a Cravens H30/26R body new to London Transport Executive in April 1950 as RT1520. It passed to Meney (A.1 Service), Ardrossan in May 1963 and then to Hogarth in 1963, and is seen at Largs.
Photo taken Monday 10 August 1964, Barr Crescent, Largs
99. KLB579
This ex London RT was run as a mobile restaurant on London sightseeing tours although seen here at Epsom Downs during a Derby Day meeting. KLB579 was operated by Grangecroft, London with the lower saloon converted to a kitchen and the windows obscured with murals of passengers.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 June 1972, Epsom Downs
100. KLB762
City Coach Lines ex-LT RT2383, KLB762, parked probably somewhere near the centre of Romford.
Photo taken early 1971, probably Romford
101. KLB908
Preserved Stevensons of Uttoxeter KLB908, ex-London Transport RTW178. New in December 1949, it was sold via Birds of Stratford Avon to Stevensons in 1965 who fitted platform doors and ran it until 1975. One claim is that it was the last RTW in public service.
Photo taken Sunday 3 October 1982, Leicester City Transport Abbey Park Depot
102. KLB948
Former London Transport Park Royal RTW218, KLB948, in service with Stephenson's of High Etherley, Co Durham and on the service to Evenwood operated jointly with OK Motor Services, Lockeys and, until 1960, Anderson who traded as Blue Belle.
Photo taken late 1960s, Chester Street, Bishop Auckland
103. KXW125
KXW125, an A.E.C. O961 Regent III with a Weymann H30/26R body was one of eight acquired by Ledgard, Armley from London Transport in 1964 and is seen behind Otley Garage.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Otley Garage
104. KXW19
Armstrong of Westerhope, Newcastle operated several double deckers, all smartly presented in this attractive livery. Former London Transport RTL669, KXW19, is a 1950 Leyland 7RT with MCCW H30/26R bodywork.
Photo taken Tuesday 24 April 1973, Depot, Westerhope
105. KXW349
A line up at the Weighbridge bus station, St. Helier, Jersey, ex-LT RTL 523, KXW349, now JMT 2, J8873, JMT Leyland PD2 88, J8190 and JMT Albion single decker 51, J1469.
Photo taken St. Helier Weighbridge, Jersey
106. KXW356
Osborne's KXW356, ex-London Transport RTW256
Photo taken New Road Garage, Tollesbury
107. KXW441
Barton 1035, KXW441, was a Leyland 6RT with Leyland H30/26R body acquired from London Transport RTW341 in December 1965. Although Barton had numerous RTLs this was their only RTW. It is seen here at the Ilkeston garage.
Photo taken Sunday 28 April 1968, Ilkeston Garage
108. KXW494
Ledgard, Armley KXW494, an A.E.C. O961 Regent III with a Weymann H30/26R body, was acquired from Lesney, London in 1965, and is seen entering Otley Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Otley Bus Station
109. KXW495
A Saunders roof box body RT in the fleet of Ward, Epping on hire to Alder Valley in Reading. The number plate is hardly readable, but believe it is former RT1396, KXW495
Photo taken 1974
110. KXW75
Berresford's, Cheddleton KXW75, a Leyland 7RT with Metro-Cammell H30/26R body, new to London Transport (RTL725) in 1950.
Photo taken March 1973, Berresford's Premises, near Cheddleton
111. KYY504
Seen in Otley Bus Station, KYY504 was acquired by Ledgard, Armley from London Transport in 1965. KYY502/4/6/8, previously London Transport RLH2/4/6/8 were acquired in 1964/5 and were A.E.C. 9612E Regent IIIs with Weymann L27/26R bodies. which had been new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Otley Bus Station
112. KYY506
Ledgard, Armley KYY506, one of four ex-London Transport RLHs, is seen in Otley Bus Station. KYY502/4/6/8, previously London Transport RLH2/4/6/8 were acquired in 1964/5 and were A.E.C. 9612E Regent IIIs with Weymann L27/26R bodies. which had been new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Otley Bus Station
113. KYY799
Ledgard KYY799, a Leyland 7RT ex London Transport RTL829 in Park Place, Leeds.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Park Place, Leeds
114. LLU563
Super Coaches, Upminster LLU563 seen at Buckmaster's garage in Leighton Buzzard was a Leyland 6RT with Leyland H30/26R body ex London Transport RTW413 and was the one fitted with a pneumocyclic gearbox. This had originally been RTW375 (LLU525) but became RTW413 (LLU563) on overhaul. Alongside it is Buckmaster's Leyland 6RT with Leyland H30/26R body, LLU987, acquired from London Transport RTW497 in June 1966.
Photo taken Sunday 16 October 1966, Leighton Buzzard
115. LLU829
Continental Pioneer, Richmond LLU829 was a Leyland 7RT with an H30/26R body acquired from London Transport, former RTL1050, and is seen at the City of Oxford garage whilst being used on an enthusiasts visit.
Photo taken Sunday 23 May 1971, City Of Oxford Garage
116. LLU899
Framed by an unknown private hire coach, Jersey Motor Transport 677, J36677 is about to collect me at Gorey Village to return to St Helier on trunk route 1.
Photo taken Saturday 22 May 1971, Gorey Village
117. LYF115
Seen on the chassis cleaning ramp at Spittalfield is McLennan's newly acquired LYF115, a Leyland 7RT with Park Royal H30/26R body new in March 1951, which was acquired from Dunoon Motor Services.
Photo taken Wednesday 28 July 1965, Spittalfield
118. LYF89
Acquired from London Transport in 1963, McLennan's LYF89, a Leyland 7RT with Park Royal H30/26R body, RTL1148, is seen at Spittalfield with platform doors which McLennan had fitted before entry into service.
Photo taken Wednesday 28 July 1965, Spittalfield
119. LYR916
LYR916 was one of twenty-two RTs acquired by Ledgard, Armley from London Transport in 1963 and is seen here in Otley Bus Station. It was an A.E.C. O961 Regent III with a Weymann H30/26R body.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Otley Bus Station
120. LYR926
LYR926 seen in Otley Bus Station, was one of twenty-two A.E.C. O961 Regent IIIs acquired by Ledgard, Armley from London Transport in 1963. It had a Weymann H30/26R body and had been new in 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Otley Bus Station
121. MLL834
Samuel Ledgard MLL834, an AEC Regent III 0961 with a Weyman H30/26R body, new in 1952 to London Transport (RT3524) and acquired by Ledgard in 1964. It remained in service until the takeover of the company by West Yorkshire R.C.C. in October 1967.
Photo taken August 1966, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
122. MLL838
MLL838 was one of twenty-two RTs acquired by Ledgard, Armley from London Transport in 1963 and is seen here in Park Place, Leeds. It was an A.E.C. O961 Regent III new in 1952 with a Weymann H30/26R body.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Park Place, Leeds
123. MLL910
One of eight A.E.C. 0961 Regent IIIs acquired by Ledgard, Armley from London Transport in 1964, MLL910 is seen in Park Place in Leeds. It had a Weymann H30/26R body and had been new in 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Park Place, Leeds
124. MXX147
Samuel Ledgard MXX147 was former London Country Area RT3632, bought in 1964. Also visible is a Bradford East Lancs (Neepsend)-bodied Daimler, turning after a Bradford Moor duty.
Photo taken circa 1967, Leeds Old Road/Leeds Road, Thornbury
125. MXX340
One of two Guy Vixen Specials acquired from London Transport Executive in 1961, West Bromwich MXX340, is seen inside the garage at Oak Lane. This one had run for the Corporation Health Department as number 49 from 1961 before joining the bus fleet as number 252 in 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 22 March 1964, Oak Lane Garage, West Bromwich
126. NLE831
Ledgard, Armley acquired twenty-two RTs from London Transport in 1963 and NLE831, seen here in Otley Bus Station, was an A.E.C. O961 Regent III with a Weymann H30/26R body.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Otley Bus Station
127. NLP598
NLP598 was one of twenty-two RTs acquired by Ledgard, Armley from London Transport in 1963 and is seen here in Park Place, Leeds. It was an A.E.C. O961 Regent III new in 1952 with a Park Royal H30/26R body.   
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Park Place, Leeds
128. NXP864
Ledgard, Armley acquired twenty-two RTs from London Transport in 1963 and NXP864, seen here in Otley Bus Station, was an A.E.C. O961 Regent III with a Park Royal H30/26R body.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Otley Bus Station
129. OLD603
In 1959 Walsall acquired five Leyland 7RT buses from London Transport Executive. The last of them was 205, OLD603, which had a Park Royal H30/26R body. Behind is 298, XDH298, one of six Bedford SBOs with Willowbrook B39F bodies new in 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Walsall
130. LLU563
Super Coaches, Upminster LLU563 seen in Leighton Buzzard was a Leyland 6RT with Leyland H30/26R body ex London Transport RTW413 and was the one fitted with a pneumocyclic gearbox. This had originally been RTW375 (LLU525) but became RTW413 (LLU563) on overhaul.
Photo taken Sunday 16 October 1966, North Street, Leighton Buzzard
131. LUC205
Osborne, Tollesbury ex-LT RF5 LUC205 parked outside the depot. Originally one of LT's private hire fleet.
Photo taken 1960s, New Road Garage, Tollesbury
132. LUC210
LUC210 in the fleet of Osbornes of Tollesbury, originally RF10 of London Transport, one of the first batch of 25 RFs built in 1951 as private hire vehicles, hence the quarter lights. It ran with Osbornes between early 1964 and the end of 1969 and has since been preserved.
Photo taken opposite New Road Garage, Tollesbury
133. LUC210
Osborne, Tollesbury ex-LT RF10, LUC210, at Tollesbury bus terminal on the route to Witham.
Photo taken 1960s, The Square, Tollesbury
134. LUC213
Hampson, Oswestry, 21, LUC213, an AEC Regal IV built in 1951 with Metro-Cammell-Weymann bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Oswestry
135. LUC213
Hampson's 21, LUC213, an AEC Regal IV with Metro Cammell B35F body, formerly London Transport RF13, seen on the Oswestry local service.
Photo taken Saturday 18 October 1980, Oswald Road, Oswestry
136. LUC381
The RFW version of the London Transport Regal IV in the shape of ex-LT private hire RFW6, LUC381, as later used for staff transport by St. Thomas's Hospital. Parked in the yard of the operator (A. Harling) near Waterloo some time in the early to mid 1960s. This is one of two of the class which survive in preservation.
Photo taken 1960s, near London Waterlooo Station
137. LYF165
Barton 1090, LYF165, seen outside Ilkeston garage, was a Leyland 7Rt with Park Royal H30/26R bodywork which was new in April 1951 as London Transport RTL1224.
Photo taken 1969, Ilkeston Garage, Manor Road, Ilkeston
138. LYF316
Another RT to see the new, brighter Lesney livery was LYF316, the former RT 2591, followed by a sister bus. The location is the end of the road leading from the Rochford factory, the bus waiting to break into the busy traffic on Ashingdon Road.
Photo taken Monday 2 May 1977, Lesney Factory, Rochford
139. KLB317
Relatively few of LT's RTW class 8 feet wide Leyland PD2s saw further PSV service in this country (many were exported to Ceylon). One that did was RTW187, KLB317, with Mason's Coaches as their MCT21. It is seen here in Walsall, presumably where the operator was based.
Photo taken Walsall
140. KYY961
Ex LT RT3232 KYY961, leaving Ilford on LRT contract route 145 to Dagenham in December 1986.
Photo taken December 1986, London Ilford
141. LYR846
Samuel Ledgard LYR846 was former London RT3427 dating from 1952. It was acquired by Ledgard in December 1963 and entered service in February 1964.
Photo taken 1966, Armley Depot Roof, Leeds.
142. LYR851
LYR851, formerly RT3432, and now with Bedlington & District is seen on their parking area opposite the depot. It was new to LT Country Area in January 1952; after withdrawal in April 1972 it was sold to Passenger Vehicle Sales (Canvey Island).
Photo taken early 1970s, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington
143. LYR867
Samuel Ledgard LYR867, ex LT RT 3448, bought by Ledgard in 1963.
Photo taken Ledgard Armley Garage
144. LYR915
Ledgard LYR915, an A.E.C. Regent III ex London Transport RT3496 in Park Place, Leeds.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Park Place, Leeds
145. LYR918
Ledgard LYR918, an A.E.C. Regent III ex London Transport RT3499 in Park Place, Leeds.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Park Place, Leeds
146. LYR933
Ledgard LYR933, an A.E.C. Regent III ex London Transport RT3514 in Park Place, Leeds.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Park Place, Leeds
147. MLL795
Premier Travel MLL795, an ex-London Transport A.E.C. 9821LT Regal IV with a Metro-Cammell B39F body seen in Kingston Road, Ewell at the junction of Stoneleigh Park Road on its way to Epsom Downs for the Derby Meeting, had been acquired in January 1965.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 May 1968, Kingston Road, Ewell
148. MLL828
Samuel Ledgard MLL828 was former London RT3518 with a Weymann body dating from 1952. It was bought by Ledgard in 1963 and survived until the final day of operation in 1967.
Photo taken Sunday 14 June 1964, Chester Street, Bradford
149. MLL834
Samuel Ledgard MLL834, ex London Transport (Country) RT3524, new in 1952 and acquired by Samuel Ledgard in 1964.
Photo taken Monday 9 August 1965, Wellington Street, Leeds
150. MLL834
Ledgard MLL834, an A.E.C. Regent III ex London Transport RT3524 in Park Place, Leeds.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Park Place, Leeds
151. MXX248
Whippet, Hilton MXX248, an AEC Regent III 9613E with Weymann L27/26R body. New to London Transport as RLH48 in 1952, it served at five different LT garages before being withdrawn in 1964.
Photo taken Friday 10 July 1970, Whippet's Garage, Hilton
152. MXX248
Seen at the garage in Hilton, MXX248 was the last of three A.E.C. 9613E Regent IIIs with Weymann L27/26R bodies which were acquired by Whippet, Hilton in September 1965 and which had been new to the London Transport Executive in 1952.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Whippet's Garage, Hilton
153. MXX323
Thames Weald, West Kingsdown run by Dr. Heffernan, operated ex-London Transport GS23, MXX323 which is seen here on the B1 and B2 services.
Photo taken Thursday 17 February 1966
154. MXX354
MXX354, one of the London GS class (GS54) and probably the only one existing that's not preserved, at Waterhall, near Brighton. This little bus was in superb order and the young lady living in it was very proud of her "home".
Photo taken Wednesday 18 June 2003, Waterhall, near Brighton
155. NLE573
An unusual vehicle entered in the 1975 British Coach Rally was NLE573, an ex-London Transport AEC Regal IV in the Valliant-Silverline Contract Division livery of Hall, Hounslow although owned at the time by Brown, London W.13.
Photo taken Sunday 20 April 1975, Madeira Drive, Brighton
156. OLD601
OLD601, the former London Transport RTL1492, seen as West Midlands PTE 204L and formerly Walsall Corporation 204, a Leyland PD2 with a Park Royal body. It is seen here entering the first West Bromwich bus station near the end of its life, c.1971.
Photo taken 1971, West Bromwich Bus Station
157. LUC225
Premier Travel ex-LT RF25 LUC225 at Harston on its way to Cambridge. Like the Osborne examples this was originally one of LT's private hire fleet, but later it became a Green Line coach.
Photo taken 1960s, Harston
158. MLL534
Osborne, Tollesbury ex-LT RF147 MLL534 entering Tollesbury village, originally a Green Line coach.
Photo taken 1960s, Tollesbury
159. MLL747
Continental Pioneer MLL747, an AEC 9822E Regal IV with Park Royal RDP37C body taken on a visit to Thames Valley at Bracknell
Photo taken Sunday 6 September 1970, Bracknell
160. MLL838
MLL838, formerly RT3528, was new to LT (Country Area) in May 1953. It was acquired by Samuel Ledgard in November 1963; it was acquired by WYRCC in October 1967 when Ledgard's sold out but wasn't operated by them. During the early 70s it was used on City Sightseeing Tours but is pictured in the ownership of Bedlington & District. By this time it had been fitted with platform doors.
Photo taken c.1973, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington
161. MXX176
Samuel Ledgard MXX176, was ex-London Transport Weymann-bodied RT3661 of 1953.
Photo taken 1966, Crossgate, Otley
162. MXX179
This is Ledgard MXX179 (former RT3664 into stock 11 Oct 1963) in King Street, Leeds. The impression of light loading is misleading - the bus has just arrived at the terminus in King Street on a duplicate journey and is obviously "running in" empty to Armley Depot - the conductor's uniform sleeve can be seen on the rear offside long seat.
Photo taken King Street, Leeds
163. MXX187
MXX187 was an A.E.C. O961 Regent III with an H30/26R body which had been new as London Transport RT3672 in 1953 and which is seen at Boswell Park, Ayr. It was acquired by Tumilty (AA Motor Services), Irvine in December 1963 and was withdrawn in 1968 and scrapped.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Boswell Park, Ayr
164. MXX314
Former London Transport GS14, MXX314, a Guy Special NLLVP from 1953 with ECW B26F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1972, High Street, Yarm
165. MXX323
In 1962 Dr. H.N. Heffernan started a business in West Kingsdown, Sevenoaks using a Commer LB with a Kenex 12 seat body on two routes (1) Sevenoaks - Gravesend (Weekdays) and (2) Southfleet - Meopham (Sunday). A limited company, Thames Weald Limited, was formed in 1964 and MXX323 which had been acquired in February 1965 is seen at Ascot racecourse. It was a Guy Vixen special with an Eastern Coachworks B26F body new in 1953 as London Transport GS23.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
166. MXX327
Seth Coaches, London N.W.5 MXX327 was a Guy Vixen Special with an Eastern Coachworks B26F body new as London Transport GS27 in November 1953.
Photo taken Thursday 17 February 1966
167. MXX340
West Midlands PTE 252H, MXX340, a Guy Special NLLVP built in 1953 with ECW B26F bodywork. This had been new as London Transport GS40 and sold to West Bromwich in 1961 and still in that livery.
Photo taken September 1973, Bilston Street, Wolverhampton
168. MXX356
Former London Transport GS56, MXX356, is seen here in the two-tone green livery of G.C. Bickers of Coddenham, Suffolk. It is a 1953 ECW B26F bodied Guy Special.
Photo taken Monday 29 March 1971, Depot, Coddenham
169. MXX370
Derelict ex-LT Guy/ECW GS70, MXX370, and a very dilapidated and unidentifiable Ipswich trolleybus in a yard somewhere near Stowmarket. Ipswich Transport Museum had acquired a trolleybus of this type some years ago – is it this one?
Photo taken Stowmarket area
170. NLE652
NLE652, ex-London Transport RF652 of 1953 vintage with Ipswich Coach Company used on route 231 Ipswich to Grundisburgh when it was withdrawn by Eastern Counties, complete with the famous 'Service' destination blind no doubt poached from ECOC as well.....
Photo taken September 1972
171. NLE827
Mansfield, Burling & Welsh (Burwell & District), Burwell NLE827 was an A.E.C. 0961 Regent III new to the London Transport Executive as RT3720 in 1953 with a Weymann H30/26R body. It was acquired in January 1971 from London Country, Reigate and was fitted with platform doors to become H30/26RD, as seen here.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, High Street, Burwell
172. NLE830
NLE830, formerly RT3723, in service for Bedlington & District. It was new in May 1953 and served in LT's Country Area until withdrawal in August 1970.
Photo taken early 1970s, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington
173. NLE830
Bedlington & District, Ashington NLE830 was an AEC Regent III with Weymann H30/26R new at London Transport as RT3723 in May 1953 in the Country Area.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1971, Oxford Street, Whitley Bay
174. NLE833
Yuill, Hartlepool based contractor, NLE833, an AEC Regent IIIRT of 1953 with Weymann H30/26R bodywork.
Photo taken August 1968, Cypress Road building site, Marton, Middlesbrough
175. LUC212
Hampson, Oswestry ran two ex London RFs with Metro-Cammell bodies on AEC Regal IV chassis. The first of these, LUC212, is seen at the garage and carried fleet number 20.
Photo taken Thursday 5 August 1971, Oswestry
176. LYF228
London Transport RT4169, LYF228, with London Pride in June 1996, on the stand at Tower Hill.
Photo taken June 1996, Tower Hill, London
177. LYF228
A special bus service linked the open day at Leyton Bus Garage in summer 1997 with central London, one of the buses used being open top RT4169, LYF228, in a very smart blue and cream livery. It carries the fleet name Regent, but its ownership is not clear.
Photo taken summer 1997
178. MXX372
Gleeson (contractor) MXX372, a Guy Special NVLLP with ECW B26F body, new in 1954 to London Transport as GS72.
Photo taken Friday 31 May 1968, Northowram Hospital Drive, Northowram, Halifax
179.
In August 1958 Ceylon Transport Board put into service a Leyland PSUC1/1 Tiger Cub, fitted with a CTB B52D body, registered 22Sri2041. It was later rebodied using the Eastern Coachworks C39F body from London Transport RFW7, one of ten RFWs which were sold to the Ceylon Transport Board in December 1964. RFW7 was withdrawn in July 1981 and the result of the body transfer to the Tiger Cub is seen at Maharagama in this January 1982 shot.
Photo taken Tuesday 26 January 1982, Maharagama, Sri Lanka
180. VLT102
Rear view of Routemaster VLT102
Photo taken Sunday 11 January 2009, Paris, France
181. VLT108
1959 AEC Routemaster 5RM with Park Royal body VLT108 operating with East Yorkshire Motor Services (Fleet 808)
Photo taken 1993, Hull Bus Station
182. VLT149
Former Routemaster RM149, now employed as a birthday hut for children at a McDonalds in Starnberg Nord - a suburb of Munich on the S-Bahn railway.
Photo taken Friday 20 May 2011, Starnberg Nord, Munich, Germany
183. VLT172
Southend Transport 102, VLT172, ex London Transport RM172.
Photo taken Southend
184. VLT84
With the background of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, Mac Tours (Lothian Buses) Routemaster JSJ747, ex RM 84, VLT84, makes its way towards the traffic free area where the Festival artists ply for customers during the Festival which starts in early August.
Photo taken Saturday 30 July 2016, Edinburgh High Street
185. VLT102
Ex London Transport Routemaster VLT102 parked on the banks of the River Seine in Paris with the open top deck covered over for the winter.
Photo taken Sunday 11 January 2009, Paris, France
186. WLT441
Black Prince ran the former AEC Routemaster RM441, LDS341A, in Clydeside livery for a number of years after buying it from Western Scottish. It is seen here on one of its regular haunts the peak extra X51 Leeds to Morley service. A Yorkshire Rider Bristol VR that came with the West Yorkshire business is also visible.
Photo taken March 1991, Vicar Lane, Leeds
187. WLT441
Seen looking resplendent in Black Prince colours is former London AEC Routemaster RM441. Black Prince had acquired it from Western Scottish who had re-registered it LDS341A.
Photo taken April 1993, Black Prince Depot, Morley, Leeds
188. WLT305
LT Routemaster RM305, WLT305, went to Clydeside Scottish in 1986 to join their famous fleet of RMs. In 1989 it was re-registered as LDS256A following takeover by Western Scottish (C32). After withdrawal in 1990 it was reported to have moved to Belgium in 1992.
Photo taken Wednesday 25 March 1987, Glasgow Road, Hillington
189. WLT307
Former London open-top Routemaster RM307, WLT307, which was exported to Croatia by Ensign in 2003. is seen acting as the focal point of an anti-abortion rally entitled “Walk for Life” in Zagreb.
Photo taken Saturday 21 May 2016, Main Railway Station, Zagreb, Croatia
190. WLT415
Kelvin Central 1913, EDS285A, was former London Transport RM415, WLT415, one of the many Routemasters which found their way north of the border in the mid-1980s.
Photo taken July 1990, Argyle Street
191. WLT550
According to its British tax disc, expiring in 1992, this AEC Routemaster was formerly registered LDS184A (originally WLT550), making it ex London Transport RM550 which then went onto Clydeside Scottish, fleet number 250 and latterly Western C45.
Photo taken Sunday 25 December 2011, Rudesheim, Germany
192. WLT584
Rotherham and District was a south Yorkshire independent which ran for a few years from 1989. Started by Glynne Pegg, it also traded as Hallamshire Bus and at one time according to Wikipedia, fellow independant Yorkshire Terrier held a stake in the company. There was also an involvement by Stephensons of Uttoxeter who loaned vehicles at various times in the later days of the operation. Former London Transport RM584, WLT584, came to Rotherham and District in January 1989 after a brief non PSV spell with Record Tools of Sheffield and left the fleet in April 1991. By then it had received a blue and cream livery.
Photo taken mid 1990, Pond Street Bus Sation, Sheffield
193. WLT727
The Bus & Boat Company, Toronto now operates RM727, LDS239A (formerly WLT727).
Photo taken Sunday 15 July 2012, Rees Street, Toronto, Canada
194. WLT727
Former RM727, LDS239A (WLT727). What would Ken Livingstone have said if this was the standard way of alighting in London?
Photo taken Sunday 15 July 2012, Queens Quay, Toronto, Canada
195. WLT759
On hire to Rotherham and District from Strathtay Scottish SR3, WTS329A was the former RM759, WLT759. RM759 survives with the London Bus Group.
Photo taken mid 1990, Pond Street Bus Station, Sheffield
196. WLT850
London Buses RM850, WLT850, a 1961 AEC Routemaster/Park Royal H36/28R on hire to Blue Bus, Eccles
Photo taken Wednesday 23 December 1987, Culcheth, Harrow Inn
197. WLT910
Former London Transport AEC Routemaster RM910, WLT910, new in 1961 was bought by Kelvin Scottish at the start of deregulation in Glasgow. It and many others were used to take on the PTE in areas where the SBG had not plied for trade under the old Road Traffic Act. It is seen in St Enochs Square some 2 years later.
Photo taken Friday 28 August 1987, St Enoch Square, Glasgow
198. WLT980
Following recent messages, attached is a later shot of RM980 working on LT contract route 248 on the last day of Frontrunner operation on this route on 30th June 1989 (the contract was taken over by Ensignbus the following day). It is at the Cranham terminus of the route with, alongside, one of the more normal vehicles on the route, ex-GMPTE KBU912P (although this one appears not to be in service).
Photo taken Friday 30 June 1989, London Cranham
199. 101CLT
Ghost Bus Tours are now operating in York as well as in London. The York vehicle is former London Transport 1962 AEC Routemaster RM1101, 101CLT, now re-registered KFF367. The desination screen displays a selection of amusing "scarrey" takes on the names of York landmarks. This bus was re-engined using an IVECO unit in 1991.
Photo taken Saturday 5 September 2015, Leeman Road, York
200. 109CLT
Former LT Routemaster RM1109, 109CLT, although owned by Rotherham & District, is here seen operating for a brief period with Black Prince, Morley, Leeds.
Photo taken 1988, Asquith Avenue, Morley, Leeds
201. 136CLT
GM Buses 2201, 136CLT, 1962 Routemaster ex-LT RM1136.
Photo taken Sunday 29 July 1990, Woodhead
202. 41CLT
East Yorkshire 805, 41CLT, was ex-LT RM1041 of 1962, and entered service with EY in 1988. Looking beautiful in the one-time traditional EYMS livery, it was to be re-registered as NRH805A in 1990, but was scrapped in 1995.
Photo taken Saturday 3 September 1988, Ark Royal, Fleet Estate, Hull
203. 250CLT
In early deregulation days many operators were using Routemasters on local bus services including Stagecoach who ran in Glasgow under the Magicbus brand. The former RM1250, 250CLT, appeared at a West Yorkshire Transport Museum annual rally displaying adverts for pensioners travel at 10p and reduced fares for UB40 holders!
Photo taken Saturday 1 October 1988, West Yorkshire Transport Museum, Ludlam Street Depot, Bradford
204. 601DYE
A third shot of a former London AEC Routemaster in Glasgow. This example originally RM1601, 601DYE, of 1963 is seen in central Glasgow with the new St Enoch centre taking shape behind it . Stagecoach were one of the pioneers of second-hand Routemaster operation, not only in Glasgow, but in the UK as a whole.
Photo taken Friday 28 August 1987, near St Enoch Square, Glasgow
205. 611DYE
Ex-LT RM 1611, 611DYE, with Stagecoach is followed by a Strathtay Ailsa on a contract journey leaving a factory at Perth in spring 1986.
Photo taken spring 1986, Perth
206. 776DYE
GM Buses 2202, 776DYE ex-London Transport Routemaster RM1776, unfortunately carrying an image of a now-disgraced BBC presenter.
Photo taken Sunday 17 June 1990, Moor End Rd, Mellor, near New Mills
207. WLT441
Black Prince's LDS341A, seen in the Black Prince workshop being re-painted and prepared for service. While in service with Black Prince it carried its London stock number on the offside and bonnet it was named Rudolph the Routemaster.
Photo taken 1992, Black Prince Depot, Drighlington, Leeds
208. WLT980
United Counties 711, WLT980, a 1963 Routemaster seemed to do the rounds of the early Stagecoach companies, I assume as a demonstrator to establish in what circumstances Routemasters were suitable. Here on hire to East Midland (or "Frontrunner" as they were briefly titled) it made for an interesting run from Chesterfield via Slack Hill.
Photo taken Saturday 22 April 1989, Causeway Lane, Matlock
209. 274CLT
Not a view I would normally have shared! but thread about rear entrance buses being operated on motorway services reminded me of this sacrilege (LDS67A, Stagecoach or Magic bus 1922, originally London Transport RM1274) when competition was fierce between the rival operators in Glasgow. The service operated via the M8 between the city centre and Easterhouse and this was the last day of Routemaster and Magic bus operation, as well as the closure of Anderston Bus Station. The less said about the actual bus, the better.
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1993, Wellington Street, Glasgow
210. ALD890B
LT Routemaster RM1890, ALD890B, joined the fleet of Clydeside Scottish in 1985. In 1989 it became Western Scottish C77 but was scrapped in 1990.
Photo taken Wednesday 25 March 1987, Renfrew Ferry Terminus
211. ALD990B
London Transport 1964 AEC Routmaster 1990, ALD990B, working for Reading Mainline as Fleet No 25.
Photo taken May 1999, Reading
212. ALM60B
Black Prince ALM60B, a 1964 AEC Routemaster originaly RM2060 in London Transport's fleet. In 1988 it was sold to United Counties where it lasted until 1992 when Stagecoach transfered it to their Ribble subsiduary who did not use it. In 1996 it was bought by Black Prince who ran it for two years after a sojourn with KD Coaches of Dyserth
Photo taken 1997, Leeds Central Bus Station
213. ALM81B
Mancunian Bus Co EDS620B, a 1964 AEC Routemaster/Park Royal H36/28R
Photo taken Wednesday 20 October 1993, West Didsbury terminus, Manchester
214. CUV122C
One of a number of AEC Routemasters operated by Black Prince of Morley, CUV122C is seen wearing one of the many varients of Black Prince livery. The bus still carries its London stock number.
Photo taken Wednesday 12 November 1997, Infirmary Street, Leeds
215. CUV162C
GM Buses 2204, CUV162C, 1965 Routemaster ex-LT RM2162.
Photo taken Sunday 30 July 1989, SYT Depot, Rotherham
216. CUV210C
For a period in the 1990s the sea front services in Scarborough were the scene of a good deal of competition with three operators vying for custom The major operator was and remains the East Yorkshire subsiduary Scarborough and District. Seen loading up on the promenade is 816, CUV210C, a 1965 AEC Routemaster which was originally RM2210 in the London Transport fleet.
Photo taken 1997, South Bay, Scarborough
217. CUV241C
Former LT Routemaster RCL2241, CUV241C is a semi-open top tour bus for Mac Tours, Edinburgh.
Photo taken Sunday 1 June 2014, Royal Mile/Lawn Market, Edinburgh
218. CUV256C
Former London Transport AEC Routemaster RCL2256, CUV256C, dating from 1965 is seen in York. At the time it was owned by the Yorkshire Belles. Its dark red livery is more akin to Northern General than London Transport.
Photo taken 1997, Tower Street, York
219. CUV256C
Southend Transport 121, ex LT RCL2256, CUV256C, a magnificent vehicle capable of 70 mph.
Photo taken May 1991, Eastwood Terminus
220. JJD464D
London's Routemasters are often found in roles far removed from their passenger carrying heyday. Seen at Kings Cross station in July was former RML2464, JJD464D.
Photo taken Friday 29 July 2016, Kings Cross Station, London
221. JJD564D
Yet another international Routemaster. The Big Pink Sightseeing Company of Vancouver operate JJD564D, formerly RML2564.
Photo taken Tuesday 10 July 2012, Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada
222. KGJ603D
Seen here at the Ringwood Rally in a nearside shot is Shaftesbury & District RME1, KGJ603D, the R2RH/2 Routemaster which had been new in November 1966 as British European Airways 8210 with a Park Royal H32/24F body.
Photo taken Ringwood
223. NMY634E
Just to show that the Ensignbus vintage fleet do see normal service use - RMA50, NMY343E, at Chafford Hundred station on an emergency rail replacement service on 4th August. This was due to a fatality at Grays which meant that the Grays-Upminster service was not running. I won't comment on the bus behind as that is far too modern for SCT61!!!!
Photo taken Tuesday 4 August 2015, Chafford Hundred Station
224. SMK757F
Seen in Covent Garden is former London Transport AEC Routemaster RML2757, SMK757F, of 1968. It has been converted into a mobile hospitality unit for Nyetimber English wines.
Photo taken Saturday 5 December 2015, Covent Garden, London
225.
BN214 was a Datsun with a much rebuilt MCW body from a London Transport MB class vehicle and was operated by Southern Express, Mauritius.
Photo taken September 1982, Mauritius
226. AML635H
AA member Dodds of Troon AML635H, an AEC Merlin with MCW B50F body, new to London Transport as MB635 in August 1969. It was bought by Dodds in January 1977.
Photo taken A.A. Bus Station, Boswell Park, Ayr
227. AML641H
In 1883 , Sir William Alexander Smith founded the Boys Brigade in Glasgow. To celebrate the 100th anniversary, a rally was held in the city and brigades from all over the world were invited. AML641H, ex LT MB641, AEC Merlin from 1969 with MCW B50F body was in charge of the Enfield Battalion band and is parked in Cochrane Street, off George Square.
Photo taken Friday 5 August 1983, Cochrane Street, Glasgow
228. AML645H
Garelochhead Motor Services 137, AML645H, an A E C Swift (Merlin) 4P2R built in 1969 with Metro-Cammell-Weymann B50F bodywork, one of several acquired when London Transport decided to sell them off, this had been MB645.
Photo taken July 1977, Garelochhead MS Depot
229. VLW296G
Citybus 627, VLW296G, an AEC Merlin 4P2R built in 1969 with Metro-Cammell B25D bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Upper Queen Street, Belfast
230. WMT618G
Garelochhead Coach Services, Helensburgh, 136, WMT618G, an A E C Merlin 4P2R built in 1969 with Metro-Cammell-Weymann B50F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Garelochhead CS garage
231. WMT618G
Garelochhead Coach Services, 136, WMT618G, an AEC Merlin 4P2R built in 1969 with Metro-Cammell-Weymann B50F bodywork, formerly London Transport MB618.
Photo taken Sunday 7 August 1977, West Clyde Street, Helensburgh
232. AML569H
Silver Service, Darley Dale AML569H, an AEC Swift/Merlin 4P2R with MCW B--F body, new to London Transport (MBS569) as B25D in January 1970.
Photo taken Friday 26 August 1983, Chesterfield Bus Station
233. EGN173
Malta M-1528, an A E C Swift 4MP2R built in 1970 with Marshall B33D bodywork. New as London Transport SMS173 and registered EGN173J, this was being used by the Maltese Ministry of Education in a remarkably unaltered state for a Maltese bus.
Photo taken ca 1993, Valletta, Malta
234. EGN258J
Malta Route Bus A-3315, an A E C Swift 4MP2R built in 1970 with Park Royal B46F bodywork.
Photo taken Malta
235. DPD478J
National Car Parks DPD478J, an A E C Swift 4MP2R built in 1971 with Metro-Cammell-Weymann B41D bodywork, new as London Country SMS478.
Photo taken July 1981, Gatwick Airport
236. JGF196K
Stevensons of Uttoxeter, 45 JGF196K, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LXB built in 1971 with Park Royal H44/29F bodywork. Formerly London Transport DMS196, it had been withdrawn just before it was 8 years old.
Photo taken August 1981, Uttoxeter Bus Station
237. JGF407K
China Motor Bus of Hong Kong XF4, CD4245, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6 built in 1972 with Park Royal H44/29D+26 bodywork. Originally registered JGF407K, London Transport DMS407, one of many DMSs exported to Hong Kong and arrived in 1980 and was withdrawn in 1991.
Photo taken July 1981, Central Bus Station, Hong Kong
238. JGU251K
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, JGU251K Daimler Fleetline CRG6LXB built in 1972 with Metro-Cammell H44/27F bodywork. New as London Transport DMS1251 with dual door body seating 24 on the lower deck and looking good in the traditional OK livery.
Photo taken August 1979, Bishop Auckland Market Place
239. JGU258K
Lockey's JGU258K Daimler Fleetline CRG6LXB built in 1972 with Metro-Cammell H44/27F bodywork, new as London Transport DMS1258 with H44/24D bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 12 April 1981, Lockey's Main Depot, St. Helen Auckland
240. JGU258K
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, JGU258K, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LXB built in 1972 with Metro-Cammell-Weymann H44/27F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1986, Bishop Auckland Bus Station
241. JPA179K
Berresfords JPA179K a 1972 AEC Reliance 6U2R/Park Royal DP45F originally Green Line RP79.
Photo taken May 1983, Buxton Road, Great Moor, Stockport
242. JPA179K
Berresfords acquired a trio of London Country RP class AEC Reliance 6U2R's in 1980/81. Two of them (JPA14K/JPA159K) had DP49F bodywork by Park Royal but JPA179K the former RP79 had been downseated to DP45F.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1981, Berresfords Depot, near Cheddleton
243. JPL174K
New to London Country in 1972 was this Leyland Atlantean PDR1A/1 with Park Royal dual door body AN74, JPL174K. In 1990 it was one of a pair bought by Black Prince in whose colours it is seen here
Photo taken 1991, Vicar Lane, Leeds
244. MLH371L
Former LT DMS1371, MLH371L, still in Southend livery, but working for Black Horse Buses in Gravesend in March 1989. This was probably a hire from Ensign.
Photo taken Monday 13 March 1989, Gravesend
245. MLK445L
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, MLK445L, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LXB built in 1972 with Park Royal bodywork. New as London Transport DMS445 with H44/24D layout.
Photo taken July 1980, Bishop Auckland Market Place
246. MLH358L
Harris Bus MLH358L, formerly LT DMS1358, presumably in Southend with a party, but it is not clear what he was doing. It joined Harris in late 1986 and lasted two and a bit years with them before being scrapped.
Photo taken Monday 26 May 1986, Kursaal, Southend
247. MLH421L
Chesterfield Transport 167, MLH421L, a Daimler Fleetline CRL6 built in 1973 with Metro-Cammell bodywork. New as London Transport DMS1421, it had almost 7 years use by LT before they withdrew it (about the same length of time that Chesterfield had it).
Photo taken August 1981, Elder Way, Chesterfield
248. MLK665L
This ex London Daimer Fleetline was amongst the last vehicles bought by Primrose Valley prior to their takeover by East Yorkshire. New to London as their DMS665, MLK665L, in 1973 it was sold out of service in 1980 and bought by Graham of Paisley who took out the centre exit. In 1984 it went to A1 member McGregor of Saltcoats eventually being bought by Primrose Valley in 1989. It became 365 in the East Yorkshire fleet in which guise it is seen here although it carries Primrose Valley Coaches fleetname.
Photo taken Tuesday 23 October 1990, Somerset Terrace, Scarborough
249. THM680M
Ensign ex-LT DMS1680, THM680M, enters Aldgate Bus Station on its way to Southend on the X1 or one of its variants.
Photo taken May 1987, City of London Aldgate Bus Station
250. THM720M
Ensign ex-LT DMS1720, A103, THM720M, in Aldgate Bus Station on its way to Southend, in this case by the X11 variant.
Photo taken May 1987, City of London Aldgate Bus Station
251. THM684M
Ex London Transport DMS1684, THM684M, passed to Ensignbus before being stored at Northfleet, Kent.
Photo taken Sunday 26 June 2016, Coolings Garden Centre, Knockholt, Kent
252. KUC949P
A second shot taken in the snow in January 1987, this one of Southend 319, KUC949P, originally London Transport DMS1949.
Photo taken Tuesday 13 January 1987, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
253. KJD530P
A bit modern for the site but interesting as one of a pair of Leyland Nationals still in everyday use with Overland Travel of West Sussex, seen here on regular swimming pool duties. KJD530P, now named Caroline, was new in August 1976 as London Transport LS30 with a B36D body.
Photo taken Tuesday 12 January 2016, Littlehampton Swimming Pool
254. BYW382V
Another photo, a bit modern for the site, but interesting as one of a pair of Leyland Nationals still in everyday use with Overland Travel of West Sussex, seen here on regular swimming pool duties. BYW382V, now named Tabitha, was new in December 1979 as London Transport LS382 with a B36D body.
Photo taken Tuesday 12 January 2016, Littlehampton Swimming Pool