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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 Most of these buses were withdrawn by 1949, although a few (most of which had been refurbished) survived until 1953 on a route at Walton-on-Thames where a weight restriction precluded use of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.
T31 survived on training duties at Chiswick until October 1956, when it was purchased for preservation. This seemed to be a strange survival as by this time LT had plenty of other buses available for training duties. Does anyone know why Chiswick retained it for so long?

Photo taken by Brian Pask, March/April 1956, London Chiswick

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