The LONDON TRANSPORT D class

This page created 6th December 1999, updated 25th June 2006, 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).

D132-D181, Duple relaxed highbridge


D 132  HGC 259 10/45    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
               12/45 AL new for service
                     AL w/d from service
               10/53    sold to North (Leeds) 
               12/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #517
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
                8/69    destroyed by terrorist attack

D 133  HGC 260 11/45    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/cream
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                2/51 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
                1/54    sold to North (Leeds)
                3/54    bought by Belfast Corporation #534
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
                        w/d from service

D 134  HGC 261 11/45    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/cream
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
                1/54    sold to North (Leeds)
                3/54    bought by Belfast Corporation #535
                1956    rebodied by Harkness
                        w/d from service

D 135  HGC 262 11/45    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/cream
                8/49 RE used on 726, green/cream
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band 
                1952 AL used on 77A               
                     AL w/d from service
               10/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #518
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
                8/69    destroyed by terrorist attack

D 136  HGC 263 11/45    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
                1948 RE used on 722
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/cream
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                9/53 AL used on 157
                     AL w/d from service
                1/54    sold to North (Leeds)
                        bought by Southend Corporation, #271
                1954    rebodied by Massey 7ft 9in wide lowheight) 

D 137  HGC 264 11/45    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service: used on 721
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/cream
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
                1/54    sold to North (Leeds)
                3/54    bought by Belfast Corporation #536
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
                        w/d from service

D 138  HGC 265 11/45    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2D2/2:
                        Daimler engine, CWD6 chassis
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                1/46 AL new for service
                3/50    overhaul: fitted with AEC engine
                6/51 AL used on 156
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               10/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #485
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
                        w/d from service
  
D 139  HGC 266 12/45    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2D2/2:
                        Daimler engine, CWD6 chassis
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                1/46 AL new for service
                     AL used on 118
                1950    overhaul: fitted with AEC engine
                     AL w/d from service
               10/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #519
                        used in service with Duple body
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
                        w/d from service
  
D 140  HGC 267 12/45    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2D2/2:
                        Daimler engine, CWD6 chassis
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                1/46 AL new for service
                     AL used on 88
                1950    overhaul: fitted with AEC engine
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               10/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #486
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
                        w/d from service

D 141  HGC 268  1/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/cream
               c1949 RE in use on 721, green/cream
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band 
                6/53 AL used on 32 
                9/53 AL used on 157              
               12/53 AL w/d from service
                1/54    sold to North (Leeds)
                3/54    bought by Belfast Corporation #537
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
                        w/d from service

D 142  HGC 265 12/45    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2D2/2:
                        Daimler engine, CWD6 chassis
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                1/46 AL new for service
                1950    overhaul: fitted with AEC engine
                     AL w/d from service
               10/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #520
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
                        w/d from service

D 143  HGC 270  1/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/cream
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL 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 144  HGC 271  1/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/cream
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL 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 145  HGC 272  1/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
                1/48 RE in use on 722
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/cream
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL o/h; repainted red, cream band                
                9/51 AL used on 49
                     AL w/d from service
               11/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by South Western Omnibus Co, exported to Ceylon

D 146  HGC 273  1/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
                1946 RE used on 721
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/cream
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
                3/53    fitted out as stores standardisation exhibition unit
                8/53    exhibition fittings removed
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #487
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
                        w/d from service

D 147  HGC 274  1/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/cream
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band 
                5/53 AL used on excursion to Brighton               
                     AL w/d from service (last)
                1/54    sold to North (Leeds)
                3/54    bought by Belfast Corporation #538
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
                        w/d from service

D 148  HGC 275  1/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        already fitted with extra opening windows, upholstered seats
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/cream
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL 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 149  HGC 276  1/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
               c1949 RE in use on 721, green/green
               10/50 RE w/d from service
               12/50 RE reinstated for Christmas / New Year
                1/51 AL transfer, for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
                5/53    sold to North (Leeds) 
                        bought by Southend Corporation, #264
                1954    rebodied by Massey 7ft 9in wide lowheight) 

D 150  HGC 277  1/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2D2/2:
                        Daimler engine, CWD6 chassis
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                2/46 AL new for service
                1950 AL used on 49
                1950    overhaul: fitted with AEC engine
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds) 
               10/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #488
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
                        w/d from service

D 151  HGC 278  1/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
               c1949 RE in use on 721, green/green
               10/50 RE w/d from service
               12/50 RE reinstated for Christmas / New Year
                1/51 AL transfer, for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
                1/54    sold to North (Leeds)
                3/54    bought by Belfast Corporation #539
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
                        w/d from service

D 152  HGC 279  1/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
                3/53    sold to North (Leeds)
                        bought by White Bus (Bridlington) for Flamborough Service
                        taken over by East Yorkshire
                        bought by Margo's Coaches, Bexleyheath

D 153  HGC 280  1/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
               10/50 RE w/d from service
               12/50 RE reinstated for Christmas / New Year
                1/51 AL transfer, for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
                3/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               10/53    bought by T. Burrows & Sons (Wombwell)
                        used on Leeds - Rawmarsh service
                1957    rebodied with 8ft wide Burlingham body
                6/59    on Wakefield - Barnsley- Rawmarsh service
               10/66    withdrawn (taken over by Yorkshire Traction)

D 154  HGC 281  2/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               10/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #489
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
                        w/d from service

D 155  HGC 282  1/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2D2/2:
                        Daimler engine, CWD6 chassis
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                2/46 AL new for service
                9/50    overhaul: fitted with AEC engine
                     AL w/d from service
               11/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by South Western Omnibus Co, exported to Ceylon

D 156  HGC 283  2/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/cream
                     RE used on 721
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL used on 157, green/cream
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
               10/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #521
                1956    rebodied by Harkness
                1960    in service, Belfast
                        w/d from service

D 157  HGC 284  1/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
                9/53    sold to North (Leeds) 
               10/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #490
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
                        w/d from service

D 158  HGC 285  2/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
               12/52    sold to North (Leeds)

D 159  HGC 286  2/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL used on 32, green/green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
                5/53    sold to North (Leeds)

D 160  HGC 287  2/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2D2/2:
                        Daimler engine, CWD6 chassis
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                2/46 AL new for service
                4/50    overhaul: fitted with AEC engine
                        repainted red with cream band
               c1952 AL used on 88 
                     AL w/d from service
               12/52    sold to North (Leeds)

D 161  HGC 288  1/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
                1948 RE used on 722
               10/50 RE w/d from service
               12/50 RE reinstated for Christmas / New Year
                1/51 AL transfer, for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
                3/53    sold to North (Leeds)
                        bought by Brown's Blue Coaches (Markfield)
  
D 162  HGC 289  1/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2D2/2:
                        Daimler engine, CWD6 chassis
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                2/46 AL new for service
                1950    overhaul: fitted with AEC engine
                4/51 AL used on 152A, red/white/brown
                        repainted red with cream band
                5/52 AL used on 49
               10/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #522
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
                        w/d from service
  
D 163  HGC 290  1/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2D2/2:
                        Daimler engine, CWD6 chassis
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                2/46 AL new for service
               c1950 AL used on 88
                1950    overhaul: fitted with AEC engine
                     AL w/d from service
               10/53    sold to North (Leeds)
               12/53    bought by Belfast Corporation #523
                55-6    rebodied by Harkness
                        w/d from service

D 164  HGC 291  1/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL 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 165  HGC 292  2/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL used on 152
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
                3/53    sold to North (Leeds
                        bought by Brown's Blue Coaches (Markfield)

D 166  HGC 293  2/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
               12/52    sold to North (Leeds)
                1/53    bought by South Western Omnibus Co, exported to Ceylon

D 167  HGC 294  2/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                7/51 AL repainted red, cream band                
                2/53 AL w/d from service
                3/53    sold to North (Leeds) 
                        bought by White Bus (Bridlington)
                        used for Bridlington - Flamborough service
               11/55    taken over by East Yorkshire Motor Services
                */58    sold to P.D.Sleeman (Hanwell)
                        bought by Fordham & District (Cambs)
                6/61    with Fordham & District 

D 168  HGC 295  2/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL used on 77, green/green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
               12/52    sold to North (Leeds) 
                1/53    bought by South Western Omnibus Co, exported to Ceylon

D 169  HGC 296  2/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
                8/50 RE w/d from service
              c12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
                4/53    sold to North (Leeds) 
                        bought by Brown's Blue Coaches (Markfield)

D 170  HGC 297  2/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
                8/50 RE w/d from service
               12/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
               12/50 AL used on 5, green, no ads
                1/51 AL used on 5
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
               12/52    sold to North (Leeds) 
                1/53    bought by South Western Omnibus Co, exported to Ceylon

D 171  HGC 298  2/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2D2/2:
                        Daimler engine, CWD6 chassis
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 AL new for service
               11/49 AL Chiswick overhaul, repainted red/white/brown
                1950    fitted with AEC engine
               12/52 AL w/d from service, still red/white
               12/52    sold to North (Leeds)
                1/53    bought by South Western Omnibus Co, exported to Ceylon

D 172  HGC 299  2/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
                        used on 722
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
                8/50 RE w/d from service
               11/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
                5/53    sold to North (Leeds) 
                        bought by Leon Motor Services (Finningley) 
                        used on Doncaster - Misson / Finningley
                        bought by Baylis, contract fleet (Annan) 

D 173  HGF 800  2/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
                8/50 RE w/d from service
               11/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
                5/53    sold to North (Leeds) 
                        bought by FW Balme (Otley) for contract work

D 174  HGF 801  3/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service: used on 721, 722
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
               10/50 RE w/d from service
               12/50 RE reinstated for Christmas / New Year
                1/51 AL transfer, for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL 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 175  HGF 802  3/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
                8/50 RE w/d from service
               11/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                     AL used on 118, green/green, ads	
                8/51 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
                3/53    sold to North (Leeds) 

D 176  HGF 803  3/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service: used on 721, 722
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
                8/50 RE w/d from service
               11/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
                3/53    sold to North (Leeds)
                        bought by Leon Motor Services (Finningley) 

D 177  HGF 804  3/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service 721, 722 (Romford)
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
                8/50 RE w/d from service
               11/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green (Merton)
                1951 AL used on 88, green, ads
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
                4/53    sold to North (Leeds) 
                4/53    bought by White Bus Company (Bridlington)
               11/55    taken over by East Yorkshire, but not used
                1957    bought by J.Carvill & Sons: Auto-Drive on Tour (wall-of-death operator)
                1960    J.Carvill's, Keighley Fair

D 178  HGF 805  3/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
                8/50 RE w/d from service
               11/50 AL transfer, reinstated for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                     AL w/d from service
                4/53    sold to North (Leeds) 
                4/53    bought by Executors of Samuel Ledgard
                        used on Leeds - Bradford - Ilkley services
                7/61    withdrawn from service

D 179  HGF 806  3/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2/1D2/2:
                        AEC engine, CWA6 chassis
                        painted green/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 RE new for GreenLine service
               10/48    first overhaul, fitted with heaters, 4/1D2/3: repainted green/green
               10/50 RE w/d from service
               12/50 RE reinstated for Christmas / New Year
                1/51 AL transfer, for Central Area service, green
                1951 AL repainted red, cream band                
                2/53 AL w/d from service
                3/53    sold to North (Leeds) 
                4/53    bought by Brown's Blue Coaches (Markfield)
                        fitted with platform door, chrome radiator
                8/59    with Brown's Blue Coaches 

D 180  HGF 807  3/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2D2/2:
                        Daimler engine, CWD6 chassis
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 AL new for service
                2/49 AL used on 5A, red radiator shell
                1950    overhaul, re-engined with AEC
                1952 AL used on 88, red/white
               12/52 AL w/d from service, still red/white
               12/52    sold to North (Leeds)
                1/53    bought by South Western Omnibus Co, exported to Ceylon
  
D 181  HGF 808  3/46    new to Chiswick: Duple highbridge 2D2/2:
                        Daimler engine, CWD6 chassis
                        painted red/white, black guards, red-oxide roof
                3/46 AL new for service
                     AL used on 88
                1950    overhaul: fitted with AEC engine
                     AL w/d from service
               12/52    sold to North (Leeds)
                1/53    bought by South Western Omnibus Co, exported to Ceylon

Bus Histories

D128-131 (lowbridge) D132-181 (relaxed Duple) D182-281 (Park royal)

Bus Stop D index. Relaxed Duple. Park Royal. photo refs