The LONDON TRANSPORT Morris Buses

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Morris Fleet History

These histories are far from complete. They are being assembled from bits of data as I come across them.
Particularly useful, if not always agreeing with each other, are:

MS Morris Viceroy

 
      AKJ 872  1933    new to Grey Motor Coach Services, Longfield: Morris YB6 #270Y, Duple B20F #3237
               1/34    taken over by LPTB
               1/34 GF transfer for 448 (Guildford)
                    GF used on 448
MS 1           1935    numbered
              10/37 MA withdrawn: displaced by Cub
               6/38    sold to Horne Products (Slough)
              10/39    bought by Ideal Coaches, Birmingham

      HA 7041  1930    new: demonstrator: Morris YB6, Holbrook B20F
                       bought by East Surrey Traction Company
               4/32    bought by London General Country Services
               7/33    taken over by LPTB
                       repainted green, black band
MS 2           1935    numbered
                       repainted green/green/black/silver
               193* MA used on 398 (Amersham) 
              10/37 MA withdrawn: displaced by Cub
               6/38    sold

      JH 2585  1932    new to Lewis Omnibus Co, Watford: Morris YB6.034, Duple C20F #2945
              10/33    taken over by LPTB
MS 3           1935    numbered 
               4/36    sold 
            by 7/38    bought by Truronian, Truro
               5/48    bought by A.J.Deeble & Son, Darleyford 

      PL 6461 c6/31    new to East Surrey Traction Company: Morris YB6, Weymann B20F
               4/32    bought by London General Country Services
               7/33    taken over by LPTB
MS 4           1935    numbered 
              10/37 MA withdrawn: displaced by Cub
               6/38    sold

      PL 6462 c6/31    new to East Surrey Traction Company: Morris YB6, Weymann B20F
               4/32    bought by London General Country Services
               7/33    taken over by LPTB
MS 5           1935    numbered 
                    MA used on 369 (Amersham)
              10/37 MA withdrawn: displaced by Cub
               6/38    sold

      PL 6463 c6/31    new to East Surrey Traction Company: Morris YB6, Weymann B20F
               4/32    bought by London General Country Services
               7/33    taken over by LPTB
MS 6           1935    numbered 
              10/37 MA withdrawn: displaced by Cub
               6/38    sold

      PL 6464 c6/31    new to East Surrey Traction Company: Morris YB6, Weymann B20F
               4/32    bought by London General Country Services
               7/33    taken over by LPTB
MS 7           1935    numbered 
              10/37 MA withdrawn: displaced by Cub
               6/38    sold

      PL 6465 c6/31    new to East Surrey Traction Company: Morris YB6, Weymann B20F
               4/32    bought by London General Country Services
               7/33    taken over by LPTB
MS 8           1935    numbered 
              10/37 MA withdrawn: displaced by Cub
               6/38    sold

      PL 6466 c6/31    new to East Surrey Traction Company: Morris YB6, Weymann B20F
               4/32    bought by London General Country Services
               7/33    taken over by LPTB
MS 9           1935    numbered 
                    MA used on 397 (Amersham)
              10/37 MA withdrawn: displaced by Cub
               6/38    sold

      PL 6459 c6/31    new to East Surrey Traction Company: Morris YB6, Harrington C20F
               4/32    bought by Green Line Coaches Ltd
               7/33    taken over by LPTB
MS 10               P  allocated to Private Hire: Green Line & LT fleetnames (Old Kent Road)
               1935    allocated to Country bus work
               3/38    sold

      PL 6460 c6/31    new to East Surrey Traction Company: Morris YB6, Harrington C20F
               4/32    bought by Green Line Coaches Ltd
               7/33    taken over by LPTB
MS 11               BT allocated to Private Hire: Green Line & LT fleetnames (Brixton)
               1935    allocated to Country bus work
               3/38    sold

Other Morris buses

 
      PF 1198  1926    new to H.T.Molyneaux, Bletchingley: Morris 1 ton, B14F
               1/34    taken over by LPTB
               */34    withdrawn 
               5/35    sold to C&P Sales, (London SE15)

      KX 3813  1929    new to Borough Bus, Windsor: Morris 30cwt, Markham B14F
              10/35    taken over by LPTB
              10/35 WR used on 445, still in Borough Bus livery 
               9/36    sold

      KX 3814  1929    new to Borough Bus, Windsor: Morris 30cwt, Markham B14F
               7/35    taken over by LPTB 
               9/36    sold

      RX 5736 12/29    new to Hewins Garage, Maidenhead: Morris #4282, Duple B20F #1795
               2/30    bought by F.C.Owen, Slough
               7/31    reseated to B14F
               2/34    taken over by LPTB
               */34    withdrawn 
               9/34    sold to A.J.Maffey, (Woodford) 
              12/34    bought by Odiham Motor Services, Odiham
              10/35    withdrawn 
 
     RX 3459   1928?   new to W.F.Clatworthy, Windsor: Morris Z6 #6143, B14F
               3/33    bought by Nippy Bus Service, Windsor
               2/34    taken over by LPTB
                       repainted green, black band
                    WC used on Windsor local services (Windsor Castle)
               */34    withdrawn 
               4/36    sold to G.J.Dawson (London SW9)

     RX 5232   1929    new to Crescent Coaches, Windsor: Morris Commercial TX #3538, Reall B18F
               5/31    reseated to B14F
               6/32    bought by Cream Service, Slough
               3/34    taken over by LPTB
               */36    withdrawn 
               4/36    sold to G.J.Dawson (London SW9)
                       bought by J.G.Neunzer (showman), Chessington
               2/40    disposal

     RX 5634   1929    new to Cream Service, Slough: Morris Commercial TX #4255, Reall B14F
               3/34    taken over by LPTB
               */34    withdrawn 
               9/34    sold to A.J.Maffey, (Woodford) 
                       bought by unknown , Hertfordshire
                       bought by J.G.Neunzer (showman), Chessington
               2/40    disposal

     RX 9603   1931    Morris Commercial TX Director #12450, Reall B20F
               1931    new to Cream Service, Slough
               3/34    taken over by LPTB
                       repainted green, black band, "General"
               */34    used on 468: Windsor - Leeds Road West
               */35    withdrawn 
               4/36    sold to G.J.Dawson (London SW9)
 
     UU 5009   1931    new to Great Western Rly: Morris R, Buckingham B14F
               4/32    bought by London General Country Services
               7/33    taken over by LPTB
                       repainted green, black band, "General"
                       used in Watford
               */35    withdrawn 
               4/36    sold

     VX 9932   3/31    new to Imperial Bus Service, Romford: Morris Commercial Dictator, Metcalfe B26F
              11/34    taken over by LPTB
M 50                   allocated to Central Area but not used
               6/35    sold
 

Morris Photographic References

A key to the references can be found in the bibliography.

MS 1  AKJ 872   LBBW p11      1/34    at Ewhurst LT garage, green/black, rear o/s
                LBM90 p17     1/34 GF at Ewhurst LT garage
                CBLA p24           GF at Ewhurst LT garage

MS 2  HA 7041   LBF339Sp108   193* MA on 398 to Beaconsfield, green/green
                CBLA p81      193* MA on 398 to Beaconsfield, green/green 

MS 5  PL 6462   LBBW p82           MA on 369 to Gt Missenden, green/green/black/silver

MS 9  PL 6466   LCtryB p86         MA on 397 to Tring, green/green/black/silver

MS 10 PL 6459   LBM90 p17             on Private Hire, "Green Line", green/green
   
MS 11 PL 6460   LBF339Sp108   193* BT on Private Hire, "Green Line", green/green

KX 3813 CBLA p72 10/35 WR on 445 (Windsor - Datchet), still in Borough Bus livery RX 3459 LBBW p67 3/35 WC in service, Slough, Morris Z6, 14 seat, green/black/silver LBF339Sp106 3/35 WC in service, Slough, Morris Z6, 14 seat, green/black/silver, no fleetname LCtryB p76 3/35 WC in service, Slough LBM90 p23 3/35 WC in service, Slough RX 9603 LBF339Sp107 */34 on 468 to Leeds Road West, Windsor, green/black/silver, "General" CBLA p53 */34 on 468 to Leeds Road West, Windsor, green/black/silver, "General" UU 5009 LBF339Sp107 in Watford, Windsor, Morris R, 14 seat, green/black/silver, "General" LBM90 p23 in Watford

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