The LONDON TRANSPORT D class

This page created 27th November 1999, by Ian Smith

Bus histories

These histories are incomplete. They are being assembled as I gather information from a variety of sources (that don't always agree with each other).

Duple lowbridge


D 1    GXE 578  4/44    new, Duple lowbridge, AEC engine, 1D1
                        livery: red/white/black/brown, with narrow black band     
                5/44 AL into service on 127 (South Wimbledon - Morden)
                        fitted with rear lamp unit and number plate, more opening windows
                47-8    first overhaul: upholstered seats
               10/48 AL on 127
                1949 AL on 127: red cab surround
                50-1    second overhaul: repainted red with cream band
               12/52    withdrawn from service		
                1/53    sold

D 2    GXE 579  4/44    new, Duple lowbridge, AEC engine, 1D1 
                        livery: red/white/black/brown, with narrow black band  
                6/44 AL into service on 127
                        fitted with rear lamp unit and number plate,
                        more opening windows (bays 1 & 3, not usual 2 & 4)
                1/48 AL 
                2/48 CS to first overhaul: upholstered seats
                1950 AL on 152 (Hampton Court - South Wimbledon)
                50-1    second overhaul: repainted red with cream band
               12/52 AL on 127, red, cream band		
               12/52 AL withdrawn from service
               12/52    sold to North (Leeds) 
                1/53    exported to Ceylon (South Western Omnibus)

D 3    GXE 580  4/44    new, Duple lowbridge, AEC engine, 1D1
                        livery: red/white/black/brown, with narrow black band   
                5/44 AL into service on 127 (South Wimbledon - Morden)
                        fitted with rear lamp unit and number plate, more opening windows
                47-8    first overhaul: upholstered seats
               10/48 AL on 127
                1949 AL on 127	
                50-1    second overhaul: repainted red with cream band	
               12/52 AL withdrawn from service
               12/52    sold to North (Leeds) 
                1/53    exported to Ceylon (South Western Omnibus) 

D 4    GXE 581  4/44    new, Duple lowbridge, AEC engine, 1D1 
                        livery: red/white/black/brown, with narrow black band  
                5/44 AL into service on 127
                        fitted with rear lamp unit and number plate, more opening windows
               12/47    first overhaul: upholstered seats
               10/48 AL on 152
                7/50 AL on 127
                50-1    second overhaul: repainted red with cream band
               12/52    withdrawn from service		
                1/53    sold

D 5    GXE 582  5/44    new, Duple lowbridge, AEC engine, 1D1
                        livery: red/white/black/brown, with narrow black band   
                5/44 AL into service on 127
                        fitted with rear lamp unit and number plate, more opening windows
                1/48 CS first overhaul: upholstered seats, n/s route stencil on side
                1/48 AL from o/h
               50-51    second overhaul: repainted red with cream band
               12/52 AL withdrawn from service
               12/52    sold to North (Leeds) 
                1/53    exported to Ceylon (South Western Omnibus)

D 6    GXE 583  5/44    new, Duple lowbridge, AEC engine, 1D1
                        livery: red/white/black/brown, with narrow black band   
                5/44 AL into service on 127
                        fitted with rear lamp unit and number plate, more opening windows
                1/48 CS first overhaul: upholstered seats 
                1/48 AL from o/h
                50-1    second overhaul: repainted red with cream band	
                6/52 AL used on Morden Stn & Epsom Derby Day service
               12/52 AL withdrawn from service
               12/52    sold to North (Leeds) 
                1/53    exported to Ceylon (South Western Omnibus)
D7-D34, D74-D92 Duple highbridge D35-73, D93-127 Brush

Duple lowbridge


D 128  HGC 255 11/45    new, Duple lowbridge, AEC engine, 2/1D1/1
               11/45 AL into service on 127
               12/48    overhaul: repainted red/white/black/brown
               12/52 AL withdrawn from service
               12/52    sold to North (Leeds) 
                1/53    exported to Ceylon (South Western Omnibus)

D 129  HGC 256 11/45    new, Duple lowbridge, AEC engine, 2/1D1/1
               11/45 AL into service on 127
               12/48    overhaul: repainted red/white/black/brown
               12/52 AL withdrawn from service
               12/52    sold to North (Leeds) 
                1/53    exported to Ceylon (South Western Omnibus)

D 130  HGC 257 11/45    new, Duple lowbridge, AEC engine, 2/1D1/1
               11/45 AL into service on 127
               12/48    overhaul: repainted red/white/black/brown, red cab surround
                195*    repainted red, cream band, red radiator
               12/52 AL withdrawn from service
               12/52    sold to North (Leeds) 
                1/53    exported to Ceylon (South Western Omnibus)

D 131  HGC 258 11/45    new, Duple lowbridge, AEC engine, 2/1D1/1
               11/45 AL into service on 127
                8/48 AL used on Epsom Town race special
               12/48    overhaul: repainted red/white/black/brown
               12/52 AL withdrawn from service
               12/52    sold to North (Leeds) 
                1/53    exported to Ceylon (South Western Omnibus)	

Histories:

D1-6 D93-131 Brush D128-131 D132-181 Duple highbridge

Ian's Bus Stop low D1-6. low D128-131. photo references