The LONDON TRANSPORT D class

This page created 6th December 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).

D35-D61, Brush highbridge


D 35   GLX 921  1/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                2/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                1950 AL used on 49
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               11/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by South Western Omnibus Co, exported to Ceylon

D 36   GLX 922  1/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                2/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               11/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by South Western Omnibus Co, exported to Ceylon

D 37   GLX 923  1/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                2/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds) 
                9/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #460
                */55    rebodied by Harkness, H30/26R
                1960    in service, Belfast
               11/70    w/d by Belfast Corporation  
                        scrapped

D 38   GLX 924  1/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                2/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               11/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by South Western Omnibus Co, exported to Ceylon
        IC 2103         Ceylon: most windows half-glazed

D 39   GXV 770  2/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                2/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
               12/52    w/d from stock

D 40   GXV 771  2/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds)
                9/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #461
                */55    rebodied by Harkness for Belfast
                */70    w/d by Belfast Corporation
                4/70    sold for scrap

D 41   GXV 772  2/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds)

D 42   GXV 773  2/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               10/53    bought by Trimdon Motor Services (Sedgefield)
                        transfer to Transport Motor Services (Bishop Auckland)
                        used on Bishop Auckland - Stockton / Middlesbrough services

D 43   GXV 774  2/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               11/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by South Western Omnibus Co, exported to Ceylon

D 44   GXV 775  2/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                9/53 AL used on 157
                     AL w/d from service
               11/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by South Western Omnibus Co, exported to Ceylon

D 45   GXV 776  2/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                     AL used on 152
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds)
                9/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #462
                */55    rebodied by Harkness: H30/26R
                */70    w/d by Belfast Corporation 
               11/70    sold for scrap

D 46   GXV 777  2/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               11/53    sold to North (Leeds) 
               12/53    bought by South Western Omnibus Co, exported to Ceylon

D 47   GXV 778  2/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               11/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by South Western Omnibus Co, exported to Ceylon

D 48   GXV 779  2/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds) 
                9/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #463
                */55    rebodied by Harkness H30/26R
                */70    w/d by Belfast Corporation
                        sold for scrap

D 49   GXV 780  2/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                6/51 AL used on 152
                1953 AL used on 152
                     AL w/d from service
               11/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by South Western Omnibus Co, exported to Ceylon

D 50   GXV 781  2/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/45 AL new for service
                1945 AL on 88
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               11/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by South Western Omnibus Co, exported to Ceylon

D 51   GXV 782  2/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds)
                9/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #464
                */55    rebodied by Harkness H30/25R
                */70    w/d by Belfast Corporation
                        sold for scrap

D 52   GXV 783  2/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                7/48 AL used on 152
                1949 AL used on 65
                1950 AL used on 65
                5/51 AL used on 65
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                1/54    sold to North (Leeds)
                3/54    bought by Southend Corporation #272
                1954    rebodied with new Massey lowbridge body

D 53   GXV 784  2/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/45 AL new for service
                1945 AL used on 77
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                1950 AL used on 65
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                1/54    sold to North (Leeds) 
                3/54    bought by Southend Corporation #273
                1954    rebodied with new Massey lowbridge body

D 54   GXV 785  2/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                1/54 AL w/d from service
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds) 
                9/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #465
                */55    rebodied by Harkness H30/26R
                */70    w/d by Belfast Corporation
                        sold for scrap

D 55   GXV 786  3/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                1953 AL used on 157
                     AL w/d from service
               11/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by South Western Omnibus Co, exported to Ceylon

D 56   GXV 787  3/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               10/53    sold to North (Leeds)
                        bought by Belfast Corporation #504
                        rebodied by Harkness for Belfast
               69-70    w/d by Belfast Corporation

D 57   GXV 788  3/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                6/51 AL used on 93
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL used on 77
                     AL w/d from service
               11/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by South Western Omnibus Co, exported to Ceylon

D 58   GXV 789  2/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                4/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds)
                9/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #466
                */55    rebodied by Harkness H30/26R
                */70    w/d by Belfast Corporation 
                        sold for scrap

D 59   GXV 790  3/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                4/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               10/53    sold to North (Leeds)
                        bought by Belfast Corporation #505
                        rebodied by Harkness for Belfast
               69-70    w/d by Belfast Corporation

D 60   GXV 791  2/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                4/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                2/49    o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                5/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               10/53    bought by Trimdon Motor Services (Sedgefield)

D 61   GXV 792  3/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3:
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                4/45 AL new for service
                        fitted with extra opening windows
                        o/h: fitted with upholstered seats, repaint with deeper white
                        2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               11/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by South Western Omnibus Co, exported to Ceylon
        IC 2132         Ceylon

D62-D73, Brush highbridge



D 62   GYE 51   3/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3/1:
                        full set of opener windows, upholstered seats; grey primer
                        Chiswick painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                4/45 AL new for service
                        o/h: repaint, red/white/black/brown
                1951    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               11/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #467
                1954    used initially with Brush body
                */55    rebodied by Harkness H30/26R
               69-70    w/d by Belfast Corporation

D 63   GYE 52   4/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3/1:
                        full set of opener windows, upholstered seats; grey primer
                        Chiswick painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                5/45 AL new for service
                        o/h: repaint, red/white/black/brown
                1951    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #468
                */55    rebodied by Harkness H30/26R
                */70    w/d by Belfast Corporation
               11/70    sold for scrap

D 64   GYE 53   3/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3/1:
                        full set of opener windows, upholstered seats; grey primer
                4/45 AL new for service in grey
                2/47    repaint: red/white/black/brown
                1951    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #469
                1954    used initially with Brush body
                */55    rebodied by Harkness H30/26R
                */70    w/d by Belfast Corporation
                        sold for scrap

D 65   GYE 54   3/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3/1:
                        full set of opener windows, upholstered seats; grey primer
                4/45 AL new for service in grey
               c2/47    repaint: red/white/black/brown
                1951    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               10/53    sold to North (Leeds)

D 66   GYE 55   4/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3/1:
                        full set of opener windows, upholstered seats; grey primer
                        Chiswick painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                5/45 AL new for service
                        o/h: repaint, red/white/black/brown
                1/49 A  transfer
                8/49 AL transfer
                1951    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #470
                */56    rebodied by Harkness H30/26R
                */70    w/d by Belfast Corporation
                        sold for scrap

D 67   GYE 56   4/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3/1:
                        full set of opener windows, upholstered seats; grey primer
                        Chiswick painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                6/45 AL new for service 
               12/48    o/h: fitted with heater; repaint, Greenline livery; 5/1D3/5
                     RE allocated to Romford for 726 (+ 721, 722)
               c6/51 AL returned to Central Area, green
                1951    repainted red, cream band
                1951    2nd o/h: again painted red, cream band 
                    AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #471
                */56    rebodied by Harkness H30/26R
                */70    w/d by Belfast Corporation
                        sold for scrap

D 68   GYE 57   4/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3/1:
                        full set of opener windows, upholstered seats; grey
                6/45 AL new for service in grey
               c2/47    repaint: red/white/black/brown 
               12/48    o/h: fitted with heater; repaint, Greenline livery; 5/1D3/5
                     RE allocated to Romford for 726 (+ 721, 722)
               c6/51 AL returned to Central Area, green
                1951    repainted red, cream band
                1951    2nd o/h: again painted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               11/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by South Western Omnibus Co, exported to Ceylon

D 69   GYE 58   3/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3/1:
                        full set of opener windows, upholstered seats; grey primer
                6/45 AL new for service in grey
               c2/47    repaint: red/white/black/brown
               12/48    o/h: fitted with heater; repaint, Greenline livery; 5/1D3/5
                     RE allocated to Romford for 726 (+ 721, 722)
               c6/51 AL returned to Central Area, green
                1951    repainted red, cream band
                1951    2nd o/h: again painted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                1/54    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #528
                        rebodied by Harkness for Belfast
               69-70    w/d by Belfast Corporation

D 70   GYE 59   2/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3/1:
                        full set of opener windows, upholstered seats; grey primer
                        Chiswick painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                4/45 AL new for service
                1/48 AL
                3/48 CS to Chiswick overhaul
                        o/h: repaint, red/white/black/brown
                1951    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               12/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by South Western Omnibus Co, exported to Ceylon

D 71   GYE 60   3/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3/1:
                        full set of opener windows, upholstered seats; grey primer
                        Chiswick painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                5/45 AL new for service
               12/48    o/h: fitted with heater; repaint, Greenline livery; 5/1D3/5
                     RE allocated to Romford for 726 (+ 721, 722)
               c6/51 AL returned to Central Area, green
                1951    repainted red, cream band
                1951    2nd o/h: again painted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                1/54    sold to North (Leeds) 
                3/54    bought by Southend Corporation #270
                1954    rebodied with new Massey lowbridge body
                4/61    in service, Southend #270
                4/63    withdrawn
                        service vehicle: conductor trainer (lower deck), uniform store (top):
                        kept in London Road garage
                */75    engine removed 
               10/77    cannibalised
                5/79    towed to scrap at Tickfield Works

D 72   GYE 61   3/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3/1:
                        full set of opener windows, upholstered seats; grey primer
                        Chiswick painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                5/45 AL new for service
               12/46 A  transfer
                4/48 A  to Chiswick o/h: repaint, red/white/black/brown
                     AL from o/h
                1951    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #472
                */56    rebodied by Harkness H30/26R
                */70    w/d by Belfast Corporation
                        sold for scrap

D 73   GYE 62   4/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge H30/26R 1/1D3/1:
                        full set of opener windows, upholstered seats; grey primer
                        Chiswick painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                6/45 AL new for service (Merton)
               11/47 A  transfer (Sutton)
               12/48 A  to Chiswick o/h:
                        fitted with heater; repaint, Greenline livery; 5/1D3/5
                     RE allocated to Romford for 726 (+ 721, 722)
               c6/51 AL returned to Central Area, green
                1951    repainted red, cream band
                1951    2nd o/h: again painted red, cream band
                1/54 AL w/d from service
                1/54    sold to North (Leeds)
                1/54    bought by Belfast Corporation #529
                        rebodied by Harkness for Belfast
               55-69    in service with Belfast
               11/70    w/d by Belfast Corporation

Bus Histories

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