The LONDON TRANSPORT D class

This page created 6th December 1999, updated 23rd January 2005, 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).

D93-D127, Brush highbridge


D 93   GYE 98   5/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 1/1D3/2:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                6/45 AL new for service
                1947 AL used on 93 to Dorking, brown/cream
                1948    repainted red/white
                1948 AL used on 118
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               10/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #476
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
                3/71    w/d from service
                3/71    preserved by Irish Transport Trust
                4/88    at Bangor Castle rally, N.I.
                2008    in preservation by 476 Preservation Group, Belfast

D 94   GYE 99   5/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 1/1D3/2:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                6/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                     AL used on 77
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               10/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               11/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #508
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
               c1969    w/d from service

D 95   GYE 100  5/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 1/1D3/2:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream, black guards, red-oxide roof
                6/45 AL new for service
                1947 AL used on 93, brown/cream		
                1948    repainted red/white
                1948    used on 77A
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                2/54    sold to North (Leeds)
                2/54    bought by Southend Corporation #274
                6/54    rebodied by Massey: lowbridge, 7ft 9in wide, L55R
               55-62    Southend Corporation #274
               11/63    w/d from service
               11/63    sold to Basildon Salvage Co, Basildon for scrap

D 96   GYL 261  5/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 1/1D3/2:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                6/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                5/53    sold to North (Leeds)
                        bought by Greyhound Coaches (Sheffield)

D 97   GYL 262  5/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 1/1D3/2:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                7/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                5/53    sold to North (Leeds)
                        bought by Trimdon Motor Services (County Durham)

D 98   GYL 263  5/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 1/1D3/2:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                7/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL used on 157
                     AL w/d from service
                5/53    sold to North (Leeds)
                        bought by WR & PB Bingley (Kinsley) - United Services

D 99   GYL 264  5/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 1/1D3/2:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                7/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               10/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #477
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
               c1969    w/d from service

D 100  GYL 265  5/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 1/1D3/2:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                6/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                     AL used on 49
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               12/52    sold to North (Leeds)
                1/53    exported to Ceylon for South Western Omnibus Co

D 101  GYL 266  5/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 1/1D3/2:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                7/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                1950    used on 93
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                5/53    sold to North (Leeds)
                        bought by GJ Miller & Sons (Cirencester)
                1/55    bought by Kearsey (Cheltenham)

D 102  GYL 267  6/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 1/1D3/2:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                7/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                1953 AL used on 77
                     AL w/d from service
               11/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    exported to Ceylon for South Western Omnibus Co

D 103  GYL 268  6/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 1/1D3/2:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                7/45 AL new for service
                     AL used on 80
                1948    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               10/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #478
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
               c1969    w/d from service

D 104  GYL 269  6/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 1/1D3/2:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                7/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               10/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               11/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #509
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
               c1969    w/d from service

D 105  GYL 270  6/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 1/1D3/2:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                7/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               10/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #479
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
               c1969    w/d from service

D 106  GYL 271  6/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 1/1D3/2:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                7/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               10/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               11/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #510
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
               c1969    w/d from service

D 107  GYL 272  6/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 1/1D3/2:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                7/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                1948 AL used on 77A
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               10/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               11/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #511
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
               c1969    w/d from service

D 108  GYL 273  6/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 1/1D3/2:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                7/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                1/54    sold to North (Leeds)
                2/54    bought by Belfast Corporation #530
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
               c1969    w/d from service

D 109  GYL 274  6/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 1/1D3/2:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                7/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                1949 AL used on 88
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               11/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    exported to Ceylon for South Western Omnibus Co

D 110  GYL 275  6/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 1/1D3/2:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                7/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               10/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               11/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #512
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
               c1969    w/d from service

D 111  GYL 276  6/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 1/1D3/2:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                7/45 AL new for service
               11/48    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               10/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               10/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #480
                2/56    rebodied by Harkness
               c1969    w/d from service

D 112  GYL 277  6/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 1/1D3/2:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                7/45 AL new for service
               11/48    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               10/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #481
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
               c1969    w/d from service

D 113  GYL 278  6/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 1/1D3/2:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                7/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               10/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               11/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #513
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
               c1969    w/d from service

D 114  GYL 279  7/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 1/1D3/2:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                8/45 AL new for service
                2/48    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               10/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               11/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #514
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
               c1969    w/d from service

D 115  GYL 280  6/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 2/1D3/3:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                7/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               10/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               11/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #515
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
               c1969    w/d from service

D 116  GYL 281  7/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 2/1D3/3:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                8/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                1/54    sold to North (Leeds)
                2/54    bought by Belfast Corporation #531
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
               c1969    w/d from service

D 117  GYL 282  6/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 2/1D3/3:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                7/45 AL new for service
               11/48    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                1951 AL used on 77
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               12/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    exported to Ceylon for South Western Omnibus Co

D 118  GYL 283  6/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 2/1D3/3:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                7/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               10/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #482
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
               c1969    w/d from service

D 119  GYL 284  7/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 2/1D3/3:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                8/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                4/49 A  transfer
                8/49 AL transfer
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               10/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               11/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #516
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
               c1969    w/d from service

D 120  GYL 285  7/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 2/1D3/3:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                8/45 AL new for service
               11/48    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                1/54    sold to North (Leeds)
                2/54    bought by Belfast Corporation #532
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
               c1969    w/d from service

D 121  GYL 286  7/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 2/1D3/3:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                8/45 AL new for service
                9/47    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                1/54 AL w/d from service
                1/54    sold to North (Leeds)
                2/54    bought by Belfast Corporation #533
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
               c1969    w/d from service

D 122  GYL 287  7/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 2/1D3/3:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                8/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                     AL w/d from service, still red/white
               12/52    sold to North (Leeds)

D 123  GYL 288  7/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 2/1D3/3:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                8/45 AL new for service
                5/48 AL used on 93 to Epsom, brown/cream
               11/48    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
               11/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    exported to Ceylon for South Western Omnibus Co

D 124  GYL 289  7/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 2/1D3/3:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                8/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                1950 AL used on 77A
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds) 
               10/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #483
                1956    rebodied by Harkness
                1959    in service, Belfast
                5/70    w/d from service
                        sold to Megoran, Ballynahinch, for scrap

D 125  GYL 290  7/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 2/1D3/3:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                8/45 AL new for service
                1948    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds) 
               10/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #484
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
               c1969    w/d from service

D 126  GYL 291  7/45    new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge 2/1D3/3:
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof
                8/45 AL new for service
                4/48 AL used on 77, brown/cream
                1948    repainted red/white
                1949    first overhaul
                51-2    2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band
                9/52 AL used on 49
                     AL w/d from service
                5/53    sold to North (Leeds)  
                1953    bought by Taylor, Leigh
                        bought by Davies, Leigh
                1955    bought by Bee-Line, West Hartlepool
                8/56    bought by Executors of Samuel Ledgard (West Yorkshire)
                3/59    in service with Ledgards, in Leeds
                6/60    withdrawn from service
                7/60    sold for scrap

D 127 GYL 292 8/45 new to Chiswick: Brush highbridge: with Daimler engine, experimental fluid flywheel, 2D3/4: already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats painted brown/cream (deeper cream), black guards, red-oxide roof, and n/s destination blind box 10/45 AL new for service AL used on 157, brown/cream 1948 repainted red/white 5/50 first overhaul: fitted with AEC engine 51-2 2nd o/h: repainted red, cream band AL used on 118 AL w/d from service 11/53 sold to North (Leeds) 12/53 exported to Ceylon for South Western Omnibus Co

Bus Histories

D74-92 (Duple) D93-127 (Brush) D128-131 (lowbridge)

Bus Stop D index. Brush. More lowbridge. photo refs