The LONDON AREA BRISTOL LHs
London Transport BS

This page created 30th May 1999, updated 8th September 2015.

Individual bus histories

Note: these histories are in process of collection, with fragments of information added from a variety of sources. Any additional information is very welcome.
I am grateful to Richard Cains for supplying several (very useful) heaps of 1970s-1990s data, and for sorting out some of the knots in the post-LT ownership tangles. More tangles were sorted by further helpful data from Peter Terry.

BS 1 GHV 501N   6/75    new to Aldenham
                7/75 SW (Stockwell)
                8/75 HT transfer for C11 (Holloway)
                3/81 XV transfer into store (Turnham Green)
                7/81 HT change store, formally withdrawn 
                9/81    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
               11/82    bought by Mobil Oil, Coryton Oil Terminal: staff transport
            by 12/02    gone 
                        scrapped

BS 2 GHV 502N   6/75    new to Aldenham
                8/75 HT into store, then service on C11 (Holloway)
                6/77 HT into store
                     HT
                2/81 HT into store
                3/81 HT ..and out
                8/81    withdrawn into store (last in LT service)
               11/81    bought by Pollard, Ruan Minor, Cornwall
                */82    bought by Woodcock's Buses, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly 
                9/83    Woodcock's: orange/white
                        scrapped

BS 3 GHV 503N   6/75    new to Aldenham
                7/75 HT into store (Holloway)
                8/75 HT into service on C11
                     HT in store
                2/76 HT ..and out
                1977 HT
                6/78 HT into store
                6/79 HT still in store
               10/80 GM change store (Victoria) 
                6/81 GM still in store
                7/81 GM formally withdrawn
                8/81    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet): stripped for spares
             by 4/84    sold to Meynell (Carlton): scrapped

BS 4 GHV 504N   6/75    new to Aldenham
                7/75 HT trainer, (Holloway)
                8/75 HT into service on C11
                76-7 HT
                7/79 HT into store
               10/79 HT ..and out
                1980 HT
                3/81 HT into store, withdrawn
                3/81 XV transfer into store (Turnham Green)
                7/81 XV formally withdrawn
                9/81    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
                9/81    sold to London Borough of Richmond
                4/94    bought for preservation, Deeble, Upton Cross
                        bought for preservation, West Wickham
               10/99    bought for preservation, TMR Preservation
                4/01    transfer in preservation: T.Adams
                */15    in preservation, T.Adams
                8/15    bought for preservation, Chris Stanley
                5/16    in preservation, Chris Stanley

BS 5 GHV 505N   7/75    new to Aldenham
                7/75 HT into store (Holloway)
                8/75 HT into service on C11
               76-80 HT
                3/81 XV transfer into store (Turnham Green)
                7/81 XV formally withdrawn
                9/81    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
                3/82    bought by Thomas Bros, Llangadog
                */97    withdrawn
                        bought by D.Wita, Ammanford 
                8/04    sold to Mike Nash (Weybridge)
                9/04    bought by Southdown Historic Vehicles Ltd, for preservation
             by 7/09    preserved: Staplecross Garden Centre: on-site shop                

BS 6 GHV 506N   7/75    new to Aldenham
                7/75 HT mechanical trainer (Holloway)
                8/75 HT into service on C11
               76-80 HT
                1/81 HT into store 
                3/81 XV change store (Turnham Green)
                7/81 HT change store, formally withdrawn
                9/81    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
               11/82    bought by Anglia Canners, Kings Lynn
                3/84    bought by Anglia Canners, Fiddlers Ferry
                4/86    bought by C & D, Clitheroe
                8/87    bought by Gray, (Glen Dochart Coaches) Killin
                        bought by Employment Training Services, Newcastle
                        Community Transport, Byker: used to train drivers for Dial-a-Ride
                        Tyneside Training Services, Newcastle
                        scrapped

BS 7 OJD 7R     9/76    new to Aldenham, chassis LHS219, body 22039
               10/76 CS to Chiswick experimental
               11/76 E  trainer (Enfield)..
               12/76 TB trainer, then into service on B1 (Bromley)
                     TB used on B1 to Eltham Church
                7/77 TB into store
                8/77 TB ..and out
                4/78 HT transfer (Holloway)
                7/79 HT into store
                8/79 HT ..and out
                1980 HT
                3/81 XV transfer into store (Turnham Green)
                9/81 XV formally withdrawn 
               10/81    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)  
                */82    bought by F.E.Thorpe, London W10
                1/87    bought by Smith & Bola (Star Travel), Dipton
                7/88    bought by Busways (Newcastle), #1612
                3/89    Blue Bus, Newcastle, #1612
                */91    in store at Byker
               12/92    withdrawn 
                2/93    sold to North East Bus Breakers, Craghead
                3/93    sold to W.North (Leeds) 
                        bought for preservation spares (Gravesend)
                        scrapped

BS 8 OJD 8R     9/76    new to Aldenham
               10/76 CS to Chiswick experimental
               12/76 SW into service on P4 (Stockwell)
                5/77 SW used on P4 
                78-9 SW
                9/80 HT transfer (Holloway)
                9/81 XV formally withdrawn 
               10/81    change store: Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
                1/82    in store, withdrawn
                3/82    sold to Ensign Bus, (Purfleet)
                */82    bought by F.E.Thorpe, London N10
                1/87    bought by Smith & Bola (Star Travel), Dipton
                7/88    bought by by Busways (Newcastle), #1613
                3/89    Blue Bus, Newcastle #1613
                */91    in store at Byker
               12/92    withdrawn
                2/93    sold to North East Bus Breakers, Craghead
                3/93    scrapped 

BS 9 OJD 9R    10/76    new to Aldenham
               11/76 E  mechanical trainer (Enfield)
               12/76 TB into service on B1 (Bromley)
                1977 TB
                4/78 SW transfer (Stockwell)
                5/78 E  transfer
                7/78 SW return
                2/79 E  transfer
                3/79 SW return
                9/80 XV transfer into store (Turnham Green)
               10/80 E  transfer: trainer then service
                7/81 EM transfer into store (Edmonton)
                9/81 EM formally withdrawn
               10/81    bought by Weardale Motors, Stanhope, Co. Durham
                */84    withdrawn: engine donated to BL71
                */93    scrapped

BS10 OJD 10R   11/76    new to Aldenham
               12/76 CS to Chiswick experimental..
               12/76 TB ..into service on B1 (Bromley)
                1977 TB
                4/78 E  transfer (Enfield)
                     E  used on W9
               79-80 E
                7/81 EM transfer into store (Edmonton)
                9/81 EM formally withdrawn
               10/81    bought by Weardale Motors, Stanhope, Co. Durham
                */87    withdrawn
                */93    scrapped

BS11 OJD 11R   11/76    new to Aldenham
               12/76 E  into service on W9 (Enfield)
                6/77 E  used on W9
                1978 E
                7/79 E  into store
                8/79 E  ..and out
               12/79 E  into store
                3/80 E  ..and out
                3/81 EM transfer into store (Edmonton)
                5/81 E  return
                9/81 EM formally withdrawn
               10/81    change store (Ensignbus)
               10/81    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 
                1/82    bought by John Keenan & Sons, Coalhall, Ayr
     WCD 901R   1/82    reregistered
                6/84    Keenan, B30F
                7/87    Keenan, Coalhall 
                */91    sold to Regal (Kirkintilloch)
               12/91    bought by Woodcock, Dundonalds #6
                1/92    bought by Cameron, Alexandra
                5/92    sold to Regal (Kirkintilloch)
                7/93    bought by Handybus, (Boyd), Loans
                9/93    bought by Shuttlebuses, (Magvend), Kilwinning
               11/93    sold to Regal (Kirkintilloch)
               11/93    bought by Ash (High Wycombe)
                        scrapped

BS12 OJD 12R   11/76    new to Aldenham
               12/76 E  into service on W9 (Enfield)
                6/77 E  used on W9 (Enfield)
                8/77 E  in store,..and out
               78-80 E
                7/81 EM transfer into store (Edmonton)
               12/82 EW from o/h 
                9/81 EM formally withdrawn
               10/81    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
      J29184            bought by Day & Gorey, Jersey: repainted fawn/caramel
               11/84    used on Jersey during filming of "Bergerac" 
      18267             bought by Guernseybus: repainted white
                7/89    Guernseybus
                1/90    Guernseybus
                        scrapped

BS13 OJD 13R   11/76    new to Aldenham
               12/76 E  into store, then into service on W9 (Enfield)
               77-80 E
                7/81 EM transfer into store (Edmonton)
                9/81 EM formally withdrawn
               10/81    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 
                1/83    bought by British Caledonian, Gatwick Airport
                */86    withdrawn 
                        sold to Wealden Omnibus, Nettlestead
               11/87    bought by Western National, #1563, initially for spares
                        rebuilt for service 
                1/97    bought by Paradise Bird Park, Hayle for World Parrot Trust
                        named "Jacquet Express"
                3/97    reported shipped to St Lucia for Parrot Foundation
      TD7829            bought for use as chicken fry/Pizza vehicle: BS body on Bedford TK chassis
             by 4/11    body dumped in Castries (St.Lucia)
                        scrapped

BS14 OJD 14R   11/76    new to Aldenham
               12/76 E  into store, then into service on W9 (Enfield)
                1977 E
               12/78 E  into store
                1979 E  in store
                9/80 FY change store (Finchley)
                6/81 EM change store (Edmonton)
               10/81    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 
                5/82    bought by Mountain Goat (Taylor & Hudson), Windermere: white
                83-5    Mountain Goat
               10/86    bought by Thames Weald, West Kingsdown
                        bought by Holladay (Red Bus Services), Clyst Honiton, Devon
                9/88    sold to Wacton (Bromyard)
                9/88    sold to North East Bus Breakers (Craghead) 
               10/88    bought by Tyne & Wear Omnibus Co, Gateshead
               11/89    taken over by Busways, Newcastle
               12/89    withdrawn
                1/90    acquired by Community Transport Employment Centre, Newcastle
                        Hawthorne Trading & Recruitment, Birmingham
                4/91    sold to Wacton (Bromyard)
                4/91    bought by Perry, Bromyard #38
               12/91    destroyed by fire 

BS15 OJD 15R   11/76    new to Aldenham
               11/76 CS Chiswick experimental..
               12/76 SW trainer, then into service on P4 (Stockwell)
                     SW used on P4
                77-9 SW
                9/80 XV transfer into store (Turnham Green)
               11/80 SW change store 
                3/81 HT transfer for C11 (Holloway)..
                3/81 XV ..and return to store
                9/81 XV formally withdrawn
               10/81    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 
                3/82    bought by Seawards, Axminster
                        bought by Williams, Camborne
                8/89    bought by Carr & Robins, Tomintoul
                3/90    bought by Truronian, Truro
                        used by Truronian on Constantine service, red livery
               11/91    withdrawn
                        scrapped

BS16 OJD 16R   11/76    new to Aldenham
               12/76 CS to Chiswick experimental..
               12/76 SW ..mechanical trainer, then service on P4 (Stockwell)
                77-9 SW
                9/80 XV transfer into store (Turnham Green)
               11/80 SW change store 
                1/81 HT transfer (Holloway)
                3/81 XV transfer into store 
                9/81 XV formally withdrawn
               10/81    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 
                1/83    bought by Rennie, Dunfermline
                6/84    bought by Transcity
                        painted dark green
                1/89    Transcity, Swanley
                3/89    bought by Blandford Bus Co, Dorset
               11/89    bought by Southern National #93: green & cream
               10/91    on loan to North Devon, #93
                */92    returned to Southern National 
                        scrapped

BS17 OJD 17R   11/76    new to Aldenham
               12/76 Q  mechanical trainer (Camberwell)..
               12/76 CS ..to Chiswick experimental..
               12/76 SW ....into store, then service on P4 (Stockwell)
                77-9 SW
                9/80 XV transfer into store (Turnham Green)
               11/80 SW change store 
                3/81 XV change store
                9/81 XV formally withdrawn
               10/81    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 
                4/82    bought by WNS Travel (Arrow Travel), Pulborough, West Sussex
                9/82    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 
               11/82    bought by Mobil Oil, Coryton Oil Refinery, Essex
                8/90    bought by Smith & Dark, Paignton, Devon: named "LADY LYNN"
                2/93    bought by Follard, Paignton
               12/93    sold to dealer
                1/94    bought by Oxon Travel, Bicester
                        scrapped

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