The Leyland LB buses for London Bus Companies

This page created 9th January 2020, corrected 13th September 2021 using Wordpad, by Ian Smith.

Bus History

These bus histories are far from complete.

They contain fragments of information that I have come across in a variety of sources, plus a mass of data culled from "London Buses Vol One". That does not cover the period after most of the Independents were taken over by Public or the LGOC, so disposal data for such buses is missing. Many probably had their bodies removed and became vans or lorries.

Any additional contributions are always welcome!

Particularly useful have been:
London Buses Vol One: The Independent Era, Ken Blacker, Ron Lunn, Reg Westgate, H.J Publications (1977)
Battles of the General, Ken Glazier, Capital Transport (2003)
The Last Years of the General, Ken Glazier, Capital Transport
London Bus Files 1933-39 d/d, Ken Glazier, Capital Transport (2001)
London Transport Service Vehicles, Kim Rennie & Bill Aldridge, Capital Transport (2003)

The histories and photo references are arranged in alphabetical order of registration plates rather than by company or date of registration. A separate fleet list for the buses taken over by the Combine (Public, LGOC) is here.



       AN 6120 10/23    new to Ubique: Leyland LB5 12700, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/cream
             by */26    repainted red/cream
                1/27    bought by LGOC 
                1/27 UE allocated to Tottenham Hotspur (Upper Edmonton): maroon/cream
               10/27 UE withdrawn: replaced by K
 L30            1/28    re-absorbed by LGOC

       GU 6062  8/29    new to City: Leyland LB5 13238, built from spares, s/h Dodson O26/22RO: brown/cream
 L64           11/34    taken over by London Transport 
                7/35    fitted with lorry body, pneus
       011 YH   7/35 CF allocated to Chalk Farm
               c3/46    withdrawn

1      HM 3519  8/23    new to Britannia: Leyland LB2 12640, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/white
                        used on 15A, 23, 86, 101B, 122F, 123F, 124C (M-F) plus 186 on Sats.
                */25    524, 541A, 541B added on Suns
                3/26    under control of LGOC (Battens group)
               10/27    withdrawn
 L27            1/28    absorbed by LGOC
            
3      HM 3766  3/24    new to Atlas: Leyland LB4 12737, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/cream
                        used on 10, 23, 25, 40, 86
                */25    mostly on 15, also 101B, plus 122F, 186F and 186A (Sats), 519A (Suns)
                4/26    into LGOC control as Batten group
                1/27 EH (Tilbury Road, East Ham) or E(Wellington Road, East Ham) 
               10/27    withdrawn: replaced by K types
               12/27    sold to C & P Sales, Ipswich

4      HM 3827  3/24    new to Atlas: Leyland LB4 12748, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/cream
                        used on 10, 23, 25, 40, 86
                */25    mostly on 15, also 101B, plus 122F, 186F and 186A (Sats), 519A (Suns)
                4/26    into LGOC control as Batten group
                1/27 EH (Tilbury Road, East Ham) or E(Wellington Road, East Ham)
                7/27    withdrawn: replaced by K types
 L16            7/27    transfer to National, Watford 
                */28    withdrawn for scrap

5      HM 4195  6/24    new to Atlas: Leyland LB4 12718, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/cream
                        used on 10, 23, 25, 40, 86
                */25    mostly on 15, also 101B, plus 122F, 186F and 186A (Sats), 519A (Suns)
                4/26    into LGOC control as Batten group
                1/27 EH (Tilbury Road, East Ham) or E(Wellington Road, East Ham)
               10/27    withdrawn: replaced by K types 
 L19            1/28    sold to LGOC

6      HM 4392  8/24    new to Atlas: Leyland LB5 12915, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/cream
                        used on 10, 23, 25, 40, 86
                */25    mostly on 15, also 101B, plus 122F, 186F and 186A (Sats), 519A (Suns)
                4/26    into LGOC control as Batten group
                1/27 EH (Tilbury Road, East Ham) or E(Wellington Road, East Ham)
               10/27    withdrawn: replaced by K types 
 L13            1/28    sold to LGOC
 
7      HM 4393  9/24    new to Atlas: Leyland LB5 12921, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/cream
                        used on 10, 23, 25, 40, 86
                */25    mostly on 15, also 101B, plus 122F, 186F and 186A (Sats), 519A (Suns)
                4/26    into LGOC control as Batten group
                1/27 EH (Tilbury Road, East Ham) or E(Wellington Road, East Ham)
               10/27    withdrawn: replaced by K types 
 L11            1/28    sold to LGOC

       HM 4481  9/24    new to Invicta: Leyland LB5 12918, Dodson O26/22RO: red/grey
                5/26 E  ownership to Invicta Traction Co Ltd (Battens group)
                */26 E  used on 23, 112F, 123F
                7/27 E  withdrawn
 L37            7/27    transfer to National, Watford
                */28    withdrawn for scrap

       HM 4482  9/24    new to Invicta: Leyland LB5 12924, Dodson O26/22RO: red/grey
                5/26 E  ownership to Invicta Traction Co Ltd (Battens group)
                */26 E  used on 23, 112F, 123F
                7/27 E  withdrawn
 L39            7/27    transfer to National, Watford
                */28    withdrawn for scrap
 
8      HM 4498  9/24    new to Atlas: Leyland LB5 12925, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/cream
                        used on 10, 23, 25, 40, 86
                */25    mostly on 15, also 101B, plus 122F, 186F and 186A (Sats), 519A (Suns)
                4/26    into LGOC control as Batten group
                1/27 EH (Tilbury Road, East Ham) or E(Wellington Road, East Ham)
                7/27    withdrawn: replaced by K types 
 L18            7/27    transfer to National, Watford
                */28    withdrawn for scrap
 
9      HM 4604 12/24    new to Atlas: Leyland LB5 13130, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/cream
                        used on 10, 23, 25, 40, 86
                */25    mostly on 15, also 101B, plus 122F, 186F and 186A (Sats), 519A (Suns)
                4/26    into LGOC control as Batten group
                1/27 EH (Tilbury Road, East Ham) or E(Wellington Road, East Ham)
               10/27    withdrawn: replaced by K types 
 L10            1/28    sold to LGOC
 
10     HM 4605 12/24    new to Atlas: Leyland LB5 13127, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/cream
                        used on 10, 23, 25, 40, 86
                */25    mostly on 15, also 101B, plus 122F, 186F and 186A (Sats), 519A (Suns)
                4/26    into LGOC control as Batten group
                1/27 EH (Tilbury Road, East Ham) or E(Wellington Road, East Ham)
               10/27    withdrawn: replaced by K types 
 L12            1/28    sold to LGOC

11     HM 4606 12/24    new to Atlas: Leyland LB5 13129, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/cream
                        used on 10, 23, 25, 40, 86
                */25    mostly on 15, also 101B, plus 122F, 186F and 186A (Sats), 519A (Suns)
                4/26    into LGOC control as Batten group
                1/27 EH (Tilbury Road, East Ham) or E(Wellington Road, East Ham)
               10/27    withdrawn: replaced by K types 
               12/27    sold to C & P Sales, Ipswich
 
12     HM 4627 12/24    new to Atlas: Leyland LB5 13132, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/cream
                */25    mostly on 15, also 101B, plus 122F, 186F and 186A (Sats), 519A (Suns)
                4/26    into LGOC control as Batten group
                1/27 EH (Tilbury Road, East Ham) or E(Wellington Road, East Ham)
               10/27    withdrawn: replaced by K types 
 L17            1/28    sold to LGOC

       HM 4662  2/25    new to Essex Omnibus, East Ham: Leyland LB5 13142, Dodson O26/22OR:red/white
                        used on 23 group
                        fitted with pneumatic tyres 
                */33    used on 151A, 223 (M-F); 23, 122F, 223(Sat); 122B, 223 (Sun)                       
L83            11/33    taken over by London Transport
 L49            1/34    renumbered
                5/34    withdrawn from fleet           

13     HM 4690  2/25    new to Atlas: Leyland LB5 13135, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/cream
                */25    mostly on 15, also 101B, plus 122F, 186F and 186A (Sats), 519A (Suns)
                4/26    into LGOC control as Batten group
                1/27 EH (Tilbury Road, East Ham) or E(Wellington Road, East Ham)
               10/27    withdrawn: replaced by K types 
 L22            1/28    sold to LGOC

2      HM 4695  2/25    new to Britannia: Leyland LB5 13150, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/white
                        used on 15A, 23, 86, 101B, 122F, 123F, 124C (M-F) plus 186 on Sats.
                */25    used on 15A, 23, 86, 186, and 524, 541A, 541B added on Suns
                3/26    under control of LGOC (Battens group)
               10/27    withdrawn
 L25            1/28    absorbed by LGOC

3      HM 4698  2/25    new to Britannia: Leyland LB5 13136, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/white 
                */25    used on 15A, 23, 86, 186, and 524, 541A, 541B added on Suns
                3/26    under control of LGOC (Battens group)
               10/27    withdrawn
               12/27    sold to C&P Sales (Ipswich)

1      HM 4699  2/25    new to Miller: Leyland LB5 13144, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white 
                        used on 15A, 101B, plus Sun 295 
                1/31    ?

4      HM 4745  2/25    new to Britannia: Leyland LB5 13146, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/white 
                */25    used on 15A, 23, 86, 186, and 524, 541A, 541B added on Suns
                3/26    under control of LGOC (Battens group)
               10/27    withdrawn
               12/27    sold to C&P Sales (Ipswich)

5      HM 4746  2/25    new to Britannia: Leyland LB5 13221, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/white 
                */25    used on 15A, 23, 86, 186, and 524, 541A, 541B added on Suns
                3/26    under control of LGOC (Battens group)
               10/27    withdrawn
 L23            1/28    absorbed by LGOC

2      HM 4754  3/25    new to Renown: Leyland LB5 13145, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white
                4/31    withdrawn
                */32    body scrapped
                */33    chassis sold

14     HM 4755  3/25    new to Atlas: Leyland LB5 13147, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/cream
                */25    mostly on 15, also 101B, plus 122F, 186F and 186A (Sats), 519A (Suns)
                4/26    into LGOC control as Batten group
                1/27 EH (Tilbury Road, East Ham) or E(Wellington Road, East Ham)
               10/27    withdrawn: replaced by K types 
 L 9            1/28    sold to LGOC

15     HM 4756  3/25    new to Atlas: Leyland LB5 13222, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/cream
                */25    mostly on 15, also 101B, plus 122F, 186F and 186A (Sats), 519A (Suns)
                4/26    into LGOC control as Batten group
                1/27 EH (Tilbury Road, East Ham) or E(Wellington Road, East Ham)
               10/27    withdrawn: replaced by K types 
 L 8            1/28    sold to LGOC

16     HM 4757  3/25    new to Atlas: Leyland LB5 13224, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/cream
                */25    mostly on 15, also 101B, plus 122F, 186F and 186A (Sats), 519A (Suns)
                4/26    into LGOC control as Batten group 
                1/27 EH (Tilbury Road, East Ham) or E(Wellington Road, East Ham)
               10/27    withdrawn: replaced by K types 
 L 7            1/28    sold to LGOC

       HM 4820  9/24    new to Invicta: Leyland LB5 13225, Dodson O26/22RO: red/grey
               10/25    new garage (Wellington Rd, East Ham)
                5/26 E  ownership to Invicta Traction Co Ltd (Battens group)
                */26 E  used on 23, 112F, 123F
                7/27 E  withdrawn
 L40            7/27    transfer to National, Watford
                */28    withdrawn for scrap

1      HM 5039  4/25    new to Martin: Leyland LB5 13229, Strachan & Brown O26/22RO: red/ivory
                4/25    used on 256
                */26    used on 86, 123C, 186
               11/26    merged with Paterson
                3/29    withdrawn

       HM 7254  3/27    new to Miller Traction, Ilford: Leyland LB5 13658, Dodson O26/22OR
                        used on 292
                        fitted with pneumatic tyres
L57             8/34    taken over by London Transport 
 210L           2/36    chassis fitted as 5-ton lorry, pneus
       076 XM   2/36 Q  allocated to Camberwell 
               c3/46    withdrawn

       HM 7440  4/27    new to Renown Traction, East Ham: Leyland LB5, Dodson O26/22OR: red/white
                        used on 15
                        used on 15A to East Ham, pneus  
L67            11/33    taken over by London Transport
 L47            1/34    renumbered
                5/34    withdrawn from fleet 

       ME 8109  3/23    new to Reliance: Leyland LB2 12521, Dodson O26/22RO, chocolate/white
                3/23    into service on 29, 42
                4/23    mainly 29
                2/25    used on 529
 L 19           8/27    taken over by Public

       MF 399   6/23    new to Prince: Leyland LB2 12564, Dodson O26/22RO, chocolate/cream
                        used on 9,11,38,73
                */25    used on 38E, 173D 
                3/32    bought by Tinti, (Matlock Bath): lorry

1      MF 3646 12/23    new to Meteor: Leyland LB4 12733, Dodson O26/22RO: red
                */24    used on various routes, including 11, 15, 25, 29, 33, 73, 76
                */25    used on 529 (M-F), 69A (Sats)
 L 10           8/27    taken over by Public

       MF 5214  2/25    new to Prince: Leyland LB4 12735, Dodson O26/22RO, chocolate/cream
                */25    used on 38E, 173D 
               10/28    bought by Sturrock & McGregor, (Kirkcaldy): lorry

       MF 7628  5/24    new to Poppy: Leyland LB4 12717, Dodson O26/22RO: dark red/white
                */24    used on 69
 L 2            6/27    taken over by Public
 
1      MF 6321  4/24    new to Commonwealth: Leyland LB4 12746, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white
                */24    used on 17
                4/26    used on 17, 286A
 L 30          11/27    taken over by Public

4      MF 9645  7/24    new to Gray, Stamford Hill: Leyland LB4 12910, Dodson O26/22OR: red/off-white
                        used on 6, 8, 38, 69
                5/26    used on 169 to Victoria Stn during General Strike
 L 37           2/30    taken over by LGOC
                3/30 CS to Chiswick for assessment/disposal

3      MF 9846  7/24    new to Gray, Stamford Hill: Leyland LB4 12911, Dodson O26/22OR: red/off-white
                        used on 6, 8, 38, 69
 L 44           2/30    taken over by LGOC
                3/30 CS to Chiswick for assessment/disposal

2      MH 304   8/24    new to Gray, Stamford Hill: Leyland LB4 12912, Dodson O26/22OR: red/off-white
                        used on 6, 8, 38, 69
 L 38           2/30    taken over by LGOC
                3/30 CS to Chiswick for assessment/disposal

1      MH 402   8/24    new to Gray, Stamford Hill: Leyland LB4 12913, Dodson O26/22OR: red/off-white
                        used on 6, 8, 38, 69
 L 36           2/30    taken over by LGOC
                3/30 CS to Chiswick for assessment/disposal

3      MH 1264 10/24    new to Commonwealth: Leyland LB5 12929, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white
                4/26    used on 17, 286A
 L 31          11/27    taken over by Public

2      MH 1435 10/24    new to Meteor: Leyland LB4 12932, Dodson O26/22RO: red
                */25    used on 529 (M-F), 69A (Sats)
 L 8            8/27    taken over by Public
 

3      MH 1705 10/24    new to Empire (Newstead): Leyland LB5 12940, Strachan & Brown O26/22RO: chocolate/white
                        used on 294, later 529
 L 33          11/27    bought by Public 
                        used on 17   

       MH 2484  1/25    new to Empire's Best: Leyland LB5 13128, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white
                        used on 294, plus 69 (Sun)
A 35            3/28    taken over by City:brown/cream
                4/28    reallocated to 536 (Sun)
                */30    City: used on 294 to Pimlico
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
 L63           11/34    taken over by London Transport 
 145            7/35    chassis fitted with tower wagon
 214L                   renumbered
                */46    withdrawn

       MH 5067  3/25    new to AJM: Leyland LB5 13230, Dodson O26/22RO: red/dark grey
                        used on 529C
 L 28          10/27    bought by Public

1      MH 7206  5/25    new to Gray, Stamford Hill: Leyland LB5 13307, Dodson O26/22OR: red/off-white
                        used on 6, 8, 38, 69
 L 43           2/30    taken over by LGOC
                3/30 CS to Chiswick for assessment/disposal

1      MK 7335 10/24    new to H.F.B.: Leyland LB5 13586, Dodson O26/22OR: red/white
                        used on 284A
 L 27          10/27    bought by Public

       ML 1800  1/27    new to Earl, Tottenham: Leyland LB5 13654, Dodson O26/22OR: red/white
                        used on 73
                2/30    relegated to spare
L86            11/33    taken over by London Transport
 L50            1/34    renumbered
                5/34    withdrawn from fleet 

       NK 8710 10/24    new to HH: Leyland LB5 12927, O26/22R: red/white
                        used on 69
 L 34          12/27    bought by Public

       PD 5976  6/23    new to Swift: Leyland LB2 12533, O26/22R: chocolate/white
                        used on 37, 73
                1/27    repainted red/white
8               3/28    bought by Pickup
                        used on 21D, 37E, 70
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                        used on 21 to Wood Green: pneus
                */32    ?

       PU 5052 10/24    new to Dispatch: Leyland LB5 12926, Dodson O26/22OR: red/white
                        probably unable to acquire a schedule
A 25            4/26    bought by City: brown/cream
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
 L58           11/34    taken over by London Transport 
 143            7/35    chassis fitted with tower wagon
 212L                   renumbered
                */46    withdrawn

       TW 3167  5/26    new to Victory: Leyland LB5 13587, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white 
                        used mainly on 25, pllus 86, with 552 (Suns) 
                        used on 86 to Brentwood
                        relegated to spare
 L67           11/34    taken over by London Transport: still on solid tyres 
                9/35    withdrawn from fleet 

       UC 8658  3/28    new to Chocolate Express: Leyland LB5 12920A constructed from spares, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/primrose
                3/28    into service on 11 group
               10/29    chassis exchanged with XL 7513, 12412
               10/29    bought by Skinner, Hastings
                1/30    sold to AEC (Southall)

       XL 7513  */22    new to Chocolate Express: Leyland LB1 12412, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/primrose
                8/22    into service on 11, plus peak 19
               10/29    chassis exchanged with UC 8658, 12920A
               12/29    withdrawn
                1/30    bought by Enterprise Bus Co, Clacton
                3/30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                9/31    to Eastern National  #3216
                7/33    sold to a dealer

A 1    XN 732   3/23    new to City: Leyland LB2 12449, Dodson O26/22RO: brown/cream
                3/23    used on 33, 37, 73 
                1/25    re-allocated to 536A
                1/30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                8/32    withdrawn
                8/32    bought by Smith & Blackwell, London N1: lorry 
                1/38    withdrawn

A 2    XN 964   3/23    new to City: Leyland LB2 12452, Dodson O26/22RO: brown/cream
                3/23    used on 33, 37, 73
                6/23    used on great variety of routes
               12/24    used on 517
                1/25    re-allocated to 536A
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                6/32    withdrawn
                9/32    bought by Smith & Blackwell, London N1: lorry
                1/38    withdrawn 

A 3    XN 1231  3/23    new to City: Leyland LB2 12450, Dodson O26/22RO: brown/cream
                6/23    used on great variety of routes
                        used on 9 to Hammersmith Bdy
                1/25    re-allocated to 536A
                        used on 536 to Beckenham
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                7/32    bought by Power Petrol: tanker
                */33    bought by B.J.Palmer, Peterborough
               12/33    withdrawn

       XN 1344  3/23    new to Liberty: Leyland LB2 12463, Dodson O26/22RO: blue/primrose
                        used on wide variety of routes
                */24    used on 284A
                7/25    bought by P.H.R.Harris: still "Liberty"
A 24            2/26    swapped for Dennis to City: brown/cream
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                3/32    withdrawn
                3/32    sold to Efra Spares (Brixton)

A 4    XN 1425  3/23    new to City: Leyland LB2 12451, Dodson O26/22RO: brown/cream
                6/23    used on great variety of routes
               12/24    used on 517
                1/25    re-allocated to 536A
                5/31    withdrawn
                        ? 

4      XN 1596  3/23    new to Premier: Leyland LB2 12441, Dodson O26/22RO: mauve/white
                */24    used on 6,9,12,33,51,73,142
                */25    used on 15A, 60, 202, 295, 522
               11/30    bought by Willment Bros, London SE1: lorry
 
A 5    XN 2142  3/23    new to City: Leyland LB2 12453, Dodson O26/22RO: brown/cream
                6/23    used on great variety of routes
               12/24    used on 517
                1/25    re-allocated to 536A
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                3/32    withdrawn
                3/32    sold to Efra Spares, Brixton

1      XN 2799  3/23    new to C.H.P: Leyland LB2 12442, Dodson O26/22RO: pale blue/white
                        used on 21, 37, 70
                3/24    repainted pale brown/white
                3/25    repainted red/white Pickup
                        used on 21D, 37E, 70
                */26    used on 261 (Sun)
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                1/32    bought by A.J. Freeman, Peterborough: lorry
                */34    withdrawn

1      XN 2910  3/23    new to Rapid: Leyland LB2 12461, Dodson O26/22RO: light green/cream
                4/23    used on 2, 13, 9, 33
                */26    used on 14
                3/26    repainted red/white
 L 15           7/27    bought by Public

A 6    XN 3001  3/23    new to City: Leyland LB2 12454, Dodson O26/22RO: brown/cream
                6/23    used on great variety of routes
               12/24    used on 517
                1/25    re-allocated to 536A
                1/31    withdrawn, scrapped

       XN 3091  3/23    new to Carlton: Leyland LB2 12525, Dodson O26/22RO: crimson lake/off-white
                */23    used on 28, 31 , then 24, 27, 29, 59
                */23    used on 4 (Muswell Hill - Victoria)
21              */25    repainted red/white Overground
                */25    used on 285, then 284A, plus 279B (peaks)
                6/27    taken over by LGOC

       XN 3322  3/23    new to New Era: Leyland LB2 12523, Dodson O26/22RO: light blue / white
                        used on 9, 11, 33, 73
                4/24    repainted red/white
                */25    used on 17, 286A
 L 20           7/27    bought by Public

A 8    XN 3373  3/23    new to City: Leyland LB2 12455, Dodson O26/22RO: brown/cream
                6/23    used on great variety of routes
               12/24    used on 517
                1/25    re-allocated to 536A
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres 
                2/32    withdrawn 
                7/32    bought by Medway Oil Co, Grain: tanker
 
A 7    XN 3374  3/23    new to City: Leyland LB2 12510, Dodson O26/22RO: brown/cream
                        used on 3B to Camden Town
                6/23    used on great variety of routes
               12/24    used on 517
                1/25    re-allocated to 536A
                9/32    withdrawn 
                9/32    bought by Ford Bros, London N1: lorry
                8/39    withdrawn
               
2      XN 4194  4/23    new to C.H.P: Leyland LB2 12443, Dodson O26/22RO:pale blue/white
                        used on 21, 37, 70
                3/24    repainted pale brown/white
                3/25    repainted red/white Pickup
                        used on 21D, 37E, 70
                */26    used on 261 (Sun)
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                4/32    bought by R.J. Hillier, London E7: lorry 

1      XN 4292  4/23    new to Enterprise : Leyland LB2 12524, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/primrose
                4/23    used on 12, then enormous variety of routes
                1/25    used on 14A, 14B, plus 14D (Sat) and 535 (Sun)
                1/31    bought by A.Smith, Strathaven: lorry

       XN 4477  4/23    new to Empress (Empress Omnibus Co.): Leyland LB2 12473, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/primrose
                */23    tried on a variety of routes
                */23    mainly used on 29
                */24    used on Sunday excursion, Wood Green to Margate
                */25    used on 294 plus 29 (Sun)
               12/26    company taken over by LGOC
 L 5           12/26 CF transfer (Chalk Farm)
                7/27    withdrawn: replaced by K
 L 5            7/27    transfer to National, Watford 
                */28    withdrawn for scrap

5      XN 5018  4/23    new to Premier: Leyland LB2 12457, Dodson O26/22RO: mauve/white
                */24    used on 6,9,12,33,51,73,142
                */25    used on 15A, 60, 202, 295, 522
               11/30    bought by Willment Bros, London SE1: lorry
                1/39    withdrawn: scrapped
 
       XN 5034  4/23    new to LCOC: Leyland LB2 12511, Dodson O26/22RO: maroon/cream
                5/24    repossessed by Dodson
                6/24    bought by Omega: red/white
                        used on 14
                7/31    sold to Arlington (London SW1)

       XN 5203  4/23    new to Waverley: Leyland LB2 12526, Dodson O26/22RO: violet/putty
                */23    used on 12, 16, 37
                7/25    bought by Henslowe
                        used on 11E, 12C, 37B, 73A, 112B, 535D
 8              2/27    bought by Rapid: red/white
                        used on 14
 L 18           7/27    bought by Public

1      XN 5401  4/23    new to Standard: Leyland LB2 12458, Dodson O26/22RO: brown/cream
                */25    used on 12C,21D,112B, plus 12C, 37 (Suns)    
                7/28    converted to van

       XN 6774  5/23    new to Chocolate Express: Leyland LB2 12528, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/primrose
                5/23    into service on 11, plus peak 19
               12/29    withdrawn
                1/30    bought by Enterprise Bus Co, Clacton
                3/30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                9/31    to Eastern National  #3215 

       XN 6976  5/23    new to New Times: Leyland LB2 12527, Dodson O26/22RO: grey
                5/24    repainted lake/white
                        used on 73
               10/24    retained by Loveland for Loveland: lake/white
                        used on 73
                8/26    company taken over by LGOC (Battens)
                6/27    repainted red/white
               10/27    withdrawn: replaced by K593
 L 36           1/28    taken over by Public

1      XN 7748  5/23    new to Atlas: Leyland LB2 12456, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/cream
                        used on 10, 23, 25, 40, 86
                */25    mostly on 15, also 101B, plus 122F, 186F and 186A (Sats), 519A (Suns)
                4/26    into LGOC control as Batten group
                1/27 EH 
               10/27    withdrawn: replaced by K types
 L15            1/28    sold to LGOC

       XN 8049  5/23    new to Eclipse: Leyland LB2 12538, Dodson O26/22RO: carmine/cream
                        used on 17, 286A
 L 14           7/27    taken over by Public

       XN 8524  5/23    new to Triumph: Leyland LB2 12531, Dodson O26/22RO: violet/white
                5/24    repainted red/white
                        used on 14
                7/29    relegated to spare
                7/31    body to YL417 
               11/31    chassis to City for spares

       XN 9227  5/23    new to Carlton: Leyland LB2 12540, Dodson O26/22RO: crimson lake/off-white
                */23    used on 28, 31 , then 24, 27, 29, 59
                */23    used on 4 (Muswell Hill - Victoria)
22              */25    repainted red/white Overground
                */25    used on 285, then 284A, plus 279B (peaks)
                6/27    taken over by LGOC

A 10   XN 9335  5/23    new to City: Leyland LB2 12541, Dodson O26/22RO: brown/cream
                6/23    used on great variety of routes
               12/24    used on 517
                1/25    re-allocated to 536A
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                6/31    withdrawn 

       XO 479   6/23    new to SerVice: Leyland LB2 12562, Dodson O26/22RO: orange/chrome
                        used on 70 to Epsom
                */25    used on 49A,77B (M-F), 28A,77B (Sats)
                2/26    bought by Red Rose
                8/26    body probably to Dennis YP895
               10/26    bought by Rosemex Oil Fields Ltd, (London SW1): lorry

A 9    XO 756   6/23    new to City: Leyland LB2 12534, Dodson O26/22RO: brown/cream
                6/23    used on great variety of routes
               12/24    used on 517
                1/25    re-allocated to 536A
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres 
                6/31    withdrawn 
                6/31    bought by Smith & Blackwell, London N1: lorry
                1/38    withdrawn 
 
1      XO 1390  6/23    new to United: Leyland LB2 12539, Dodson O26/22RO: brown/cream
                        used on 12, 25, 29, 37, 47
               12/24    used on 517
                1/25    used on 536
                2/30    scrapped 

       XO 1942  6/23    new to Marathon: Leyland LB2 12582, Dodson O26/22RO: dark green/cream
                        used on 17C, 184C, 185A, 286
                4/26    taken over by LGOC
                8/26 S  transfer (Shepherds Bush)
                3/27    withdrawn to overhaul: replaced by K
 L 29           4/27    transfer to Vivid
                7/27    withdrawn
 L 29           7/27    transfer to National (Watford)
                */28    withdrawn for scrap

       XO 2525  6/23    new to Carlton: Leyland LB2 12569, Dodson O26/22RO: crimson lake/off-white
                */23    used on 28, 31 , then 24, 27, 29, 59
                */23    used on 4 (Muswell Hill - Victoria)
23              */25    repainted red/white Overground
                */25    used on 285, then 284A, plus 279B (peaks)
                6/27    taken over by LGOC

2      XO 2962  6/23    new to United: Leyland LB2 12530, Wilton O26/22RO: brown/cream
                        used on 12, 25, 29, 37, 47
               12/24    used on 517
                1/25    used on 536
                1/30    fitted with pneumatic tyres 
                4/31    bought by A.F.Minn (Chertsey): lorry

       XO 3160  6/23    new to Carlton: Leyland LB2 12532, Dodson O26/22RO: crimson lake/off-white
                */23    used on 28, 31 , then 24, 27, 29, 59
                */23    used on 4 (Muswell Hill - Victoria)
24              */25    repainted red/white Overground
                */25    used on 285, then 284A, plus 279B (peaks)
                6/27    taken over by LGOC

       XO 3813  8/23    new to Carlton: Leyland LB2 12570, Dodson O26/22RO: crimson lake/off-white
                */23    used on 28, 31 , then 24, 27, 29, 59
                */23    used on 4 (Muswell Hill - Victoria)
25              */25    repainted red/white Overground
                */25    used on 285, then 284A, plus 279B (peaks)
                6/27    taken over by LGOC

       XO 4835  7/23    new to Marathon: Leyland LB2 12583, Dodson O26/22RO: dark green/cream
                        used on 17C, 184C, 185A, 286
                6/26    bought by LGOC
                8/26 S  transfer (Shepherds Bush)
                3/27    replaced by K-type: to overhaul
L 6             4/27    transfer to Atlas, Batten group: red/white
                1/27 EH (Tilbury Road, East Ham) or E(Wellington Road, East Ham)
               10/27    withdrawn: replaced by K types 
               12/27    sold to C & P Sales, Ipswich

2      XO 5617  7/23    new to Atlas: Leyland LB2 12577, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/cream
                        used on 10, 23, 25, 40, 86
                */25    mostly on 15, also 101B, plus 122F, 186F and 186A (Sats), 519A (Suns)
                4/26    into LGOC control as Batten group
               10/27    withdrawn: replaced by K types
 L20            1/28    sold to LGOC

3      XO 6328  7/23    new to Commonwealth: Leyland LB2 12571, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white
                */23    used on 11, 14, then 17
                4/26    used on 17, 286A
 L 29          11/27    taken over by Public

       XO 7581  7/23    new to Albion: Leyland LB2 12585, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/white
                7/23    renamed Majestic before use
                        used on 2, 13
                */25    used on 284A plus peak 279B; 27 (Sun)
               11/25    bought by George Askew for 100A (still Majestic)
                2/26    repainted red/white
 L 25           7/27    taken over by Public

       XO 8490  6/23    new to Carlton: Leyland LB2 12565, Dodson O26/22RO: crimson lake/off-white
                */23    used on 28, 31 , then 24, 27, 29, 59
                */23    used on 4 (Muswell Hill - Victoria)
26              */25    repainted red/white Overground
                */25    used on 285, then 284A, plus 279B (peaks)
                6/27    taken over by LGOC

2      XP 37    8/23    new to Rapid: Leyland LB2 12584, Dodson O26/22RO: light green/cream
                8/25    repainted red/white
                */26    used on 14
 L 7            7/27    bought by Public

3      XP 390   8/23    new to Rapid: Leyland LB2 12605, Dodson O26/22RO: light green/cream
                9/25    repainted red/white
                */26    used on 14
 L 6            7/27    bought by Public

       XP 435   8/23    new to Drake & Mc.Cowen: Leyland LB2 12641 Dodson O26/22RO
                        creamy yellow/black (Chalk Farm)
                        used on 27
               12/24    used on 206, 284A
                */27    moved to Bridge Wharf, Kentish Town
                */28    repainted red/white: Drake
B21            10/28    bought by Birch: red/white
                        used on 206, 284A
                3/31    sold to Leyland Motors
                */31    fitted with lorry body
                */31    bought by Barnards Ltd, London SE8
                1/37    withdrawn     

1      XP 440   8/23    new to Clarendon: Leyland LB2 12643, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/white
                        used on 29
 L 5            8/27    taken over by Public

6      XP 1957  9/23    new to Premier: Leyland LB2 12642, Dodson O26/22RO: mauve/white
                */24    used on 6,9,12,33,51,73,142
                */25    used on 15A, 60, 202, 295, 522
                        used on 60 to Liverpool St.
               11/30    bought by T.Wright, Hayes, Middlesex: lorry 

       XP 3798 10/23    new to Carlton: Leyland LB4 12702, Dodson O26/22RO: crimson lake/off-white
                */23    used on 28, 31 , then 24, 27, 29, 59
                */23    used on 4 (Muswell Hill - Victoria)
27              */25    repainted red/white Overground
                */25    used on 285, then 284A, plus 279B (peaks)
                6/27    taken over by LGOC

1      XP 4355 11/23    new to The Orange Service: Leyland LB4 12703, Dodson O26/22RO: orange/white
                */27    used on 15C, 15D, 27A, 76 plus 522A (Sats)
                3/27    repainted orange/black
                5/27    company taken over by LGOC
                7/27 W  transfer (Cricklewood)
               10/27 W  withdrawn: replaced by K
               12/27    sold to C&P Sales, Ipswich
                3/28    bought by Drake for spares 
                        chassis dismantled: body used as shed

3      XP 4668 11/23    new to C.H.P: Leyland LB2 12701, Dodson O26/22RO: pale brown/white
                        used on 21, 37, 70
               11/24    repainted red/white Pickup
                        used on 21D, 37E, 70
                */26    used on 261 (Sun)
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                6/32    bought by E.A.Dean, Marlow: lorry
                */34    withdrawn

       XP 4850 11/23    new to Eastern: Leyland LB2 12707, Dodson O26/22OR: red/white
                */24    used on 7,8,11, 29,42
                1/25    used on 511
 L 22           8/27    taken over by 

       XP 4908 11/23    new to Nulli Secundus: Leyland LB4 12704, Dodson O26/22OR: crimson/white
                        used on 29, 284A
                7/26    bought by Overground
                7/27    used on 284 to Potters Bar
  36            1/28    allocated to Overground

4      XP 6211  8/23    new to Rapid: Leyland LB4 12706, Dodson O26/22RO: light green/cream
               11/25    repainted red/white
                */26    used on 14
 L 13           7/27    bought by Public

5      XP 7074  8/23    new to Rapid: Leyland LB4 12728, Dodson O26/22RO: light green/cream
               12/25    repainted red/white
                */26    used on 14
 L 21           7/27    bought by Public

6      XP 7075  8/23    new to Rapid: Leyland LB4 12734, Dodson O26/22RO: light green/cream
                1/26    repainted red/white
                */26    used on 14
 L 17           7/27    bought by Public

A 11   XP 7734 12/23    new to City: Leyland LB4 12730, Wilton O26/22OR: brown/cream
                6/23    used on great variety of routes
               12/24    used on 517
                1/25    re-allocated to 536A
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                8/32    withdrawn
            by 11/33    bought by Mann, Crossman & Paulin, Whitechapel: lorry

       XP 7746 12/23    new to Carlton: Leyland LB2 12705, Dodson O26/22RO: crimson lake/off-white
                */23    used on 28, 31 , then 24, 27, 29, 59
                */23    used on 4 (Muswell Hill - Victoria)
28              */25    repainted red/white Overground
                */25    used on 285, then 284A, plus 279B (peaks)
                6/27    taken over by LGOC

A 12   XP 8309 12/23    new to City: Leyland LB4 12729, Wilton O26/22OR: brown/cream
                        used on 36 to Catford $
                */24    used on great variety of routes
               12/24    used on 517
                1/25    re-allocated to 536A
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                3/33    withdrawn 
                4/33    ?

       XP 8535 12/23    new to Genial: Leyland LB4 12731, Wilton O26/22OR: red/white
                        used on 12 to Marble Arch
                3/24    relabelled Buck
                        used on wide variety of routes including 93 to Wembley
                        used on 527  
A 34           10/27    swapped for a Dennis to City
               10/27    re-bodied with Dodson O26/22OR: brown/cream
                9/32    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                        allocated to 536A
 L62           11/34    taken over by London Transport 
 147            7/35    chassis fitted with tower wagon
 216L                   renumbered
                */46    withdrawn 

3      XP 8732 12/23    new to United: Leyland LB4 12732, Dodson O26/22RO: brown/cream
                */24    used on 12, 25, 29, 37, 47
               12/24    used on 517
                1/25    used on 536
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres 
                9/31    bought by J.Saunders (London SE15): lorry
 
7      XP 9079  1/24    new to Gray, Hackney: Leyland LB4 12738, Dodson O26/22OR: red/off-white
                */24    move to Stamford Hill
                        used on 6, 8, 38, 69
 L40            2/30    taken over by LGOC
                3/30 CS to Chiswick for assessment/disposal

6      XP 9776  1/24    new to Gray, Hackney: Leyland LB4 12739, Dodson O26/22OR: red/off-white
                */24    move to Stamford Hill
                        used on 6, 8, 38, 69
 L42            2/30    taken over by LGOC
                3/30 CS to Chiswick for assessment/disposal

5      XR 481   1/24    new to Gray, Hackney: Leyland LB4 12741, Dodson O26/22OR: red/off-white
                */24    move to Stamford Hill
                        used on 6, 8, 38, 69
                */26    used on 6A during General Strike: boarded up windows $
 L39            2/30    taken over by LGOC
                3/30 CS to Chiswick for assessment/disposal

8      XR 658   1/24    new to Gray, Hackney: Leyland LB4 12742, Dodson O26/22OR: red/off-white
                */24    move to Stamford Hill
                        used on 6, 8, 38, 69
 L41            2/30    taken over by LGOC
                3/30 CS to Chiswick for assessment/disposal

       XR 2120  2/24    new to Carswool, Peckham: Leyland LB4 12743, Strachan & Brown O26/22RO: red
                        used on 21 to Farningham: red
                        repainted red/white 
L91            10/33    taken over by London Transport: still solids 
 L52            1/34    renumbered
                5/34    withdrawn from fleet

1      XR 2730  2/24    new to Wellington: Leyland LB4 12736, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white
                */24    used on 8, 11, 38, 42
                */25    used on 511
 L 3           11/26    taken over by LGOC
               11/26 T  transfer (Leyton)
               10/27 T  withdrawn: replaced by K
                1/28    absorbed by LGOC

2      XR 4129  3/24    new to The Orange Service: Leyland LB4 12749, Dodson O26/22RO: orange/white
                */27    used on 15C, 15D, 27A, 76 plus 522A (Sats)
                3/27    repainted orange/black
                5/27    company taken over by LGOC
                7/27 W  transfer (Cricklewood)
               10/27    withdrawn: replaced by K
 L42            1/28    bought by LGOC
 
       XR 6498  3/24    new to Veleta: Leyland LB4 12744, Dodson O26/22OR
                */24    used on 12, 36, 37
               12/24    used on 12C (a.m.peak), 36, 37B
                1/25    used on 21D (a.m.peak), 36, 37B, plus 12C, 36 & 37B (Sun)
                9/27    used on 37B
A 33           11/27    taken over by City
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
 L61           11/34    taken over by London Transport
       071 XY   6/35    chassis fitted with lorry body for service fleet
                2/38    sold

4      XR 8753  4/24    new to Pickup: Leyland LB4 12745, Dodson O26/22RO: red/straw
                        used on 21, 37, 70
                4/25    repainted red/white 
                        used on 21D, 37E, 70
                */26    used on 261 (Sun)
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres 
                4/32    ?

       XT 196   4/24    new to New Times: Leyland LB4 12747, Dodson O26/22RO: lake/white
                */27    used on 3A, 11E, 12C, 59B, 112B
 L 36           3/28    taken over by Public


A 13   XT 996   4/24    new to City: Leyland LB4 12714, Wilton O26/22OR: brown/cream
                */24    used on great variety of routes
               12/24    allocated to 517
                1/25    re-allocated to 536A
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                3/31    withdrawn
                3/31    bought by Smith & Blackwell, London N1: lorry 
                6/36    withdrawn

A 14   XT 1609  4/24    new to City: Leyland LB4 12715, Wilton O26/22OR: brown/cream
                */24    used on great variety of routes
               12/24    allocated to 517
                1/25    re-allocated to 536A
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                3/33    withdrawn 
                3/33    ?

2      XT 2565  5/24    new to Standard: Leyland LB4 12710, Dodson O26/22RO: brown/cream
                */25    used on 12C,21D,112B, plus 12C, 37 (Suns)    
               12/29    bought by T.Smith, (London N1): lorry

       XT 2645  5/24    new to British Lion: Leyland LB4 12711, O26/22RO: red/cream
                        used on 14
                */25    used on 59A, 73A, 173E (M-F), 59A, 73A (Sat), 37B, 49A, 535(Sun)
L23             9/27    bought by Public: blue/white
                     WG used on 20 to Wood Green (West Green)

4      XT 2864  5/24    new to Royal Blue: Leyland LB4 12708, Dodson O26/22RO
                8/26    bought by Cosgrove: red/white 
               10/27    withdrawn: replaced by K
               12/26 UE into control by LGOC, (Upper Edmonton)
 L35            1/28    taken over by LGOC: allocated to Metropolitan

       XT 3142  7/23    new to Majestic: Leyland LB4 12709, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/white
                        used on 2, 13
                */25    used on 284A plus peak 279B; 27 (Sun)
               12/25    repainted red/white
 L 3            7/27    taken over by Public
     
       XT 4608  5/24    new to Drake & Mc.Cowen: Leyland LB4 12716 Dodson O26/22RO
                        creamy yellow/black (Chalk Farm) $
                        used on 27
               12/24    used on 206, 284A
                */26    overturned during General Strike
                */26    next day returned to service with boarded windows
                */28    repainted red/white: Drake 
                        used on 284 to Potters Bar
B22            10/28    bought by Birch: red/white
                        used on 206, 284A
                3/31    sold to Leyland Motors
                */31    fitted with lorry body
                */31    bought by Vale Bros, Beckenham 

       XT 4857  5/24    new to The Jockey: Leyland LB4 12713, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white
                */24    used on 11, 29, 73
                */25    used on 511
               10/26    company taken over by LGOC
               10/26 T  transfer (Leyton)
                9/27    withdrawn: replaced by K485
               12/27    sold to C&P Sales (Ipswich)
               12/27    bought by E.Hayes Ltd, London SW1: lorry
                3/28    withdrawn

       XT 4951  5/24    new to Chocolate Express: Leyland LB4 12712, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/primrose
                        used on 11B to Victoria Stn
                3/30    converted to lorry
                2/31    sold? 

L 1    XT 5386  6/24    new to Alberta: Leyland LB4 12720, Dodson d/d O26/22OR: red/white
                        used on 29, then 27, 127 and 73
                */25    used on 27A, 27C, 127, 206, 206C
               11/26 J  taken over by LGOC, (Holloway)
                2/27    sent to overhaul
 L39            3/27 E  allocated to Invicta, East Ham (Battens Group)       
                7/27 E  withdrawn
 L39            7/27    transfer to National, Watford
                */28    withdrawn for scrap

L 2    XT 8752  6/24    new to Alberta: Leyland LB4 12719, Dodson d/d O26/22OR: red/white
               11/26 J  taken over by LGOC, (Holloway)
 L 2            7/27    allocated to National, Watford
                        used on N31 to Hertford
                */28    withdrawn for scrap

       XU 3915  7/24    new to G.H.Allitt & Sons, Bermondsey: Leyland LB5 12720, Wilton d/d O26/22OR: red/white
                        used 12, 29, 36, then 78, 11 & 37
               11/24    settled on 47 
                1/31    bought by Chandlers Motors, London SE8: lorry

6      XU 5778  8/24    new to Royal Blue: Leyland LB5 12916, Dodson O26/22R: blue/white
                */25    used on 247, plus 248 (Suns)
 6              7/26    bought by Tottenham Hotspur (LGOC Battens group)
               10/26    overhaul: repainted maroon/cream: V.C.N.
                1/27    taken over by LGOC 
                1/27 UE allocated to Tottenham Hotspur (Upper Edmonton): maroon/cream
                6/27 UE repainted red/white
               10/27 UE withdrawn: replaced by K
 L31            1/28    re-absorbed by LGOC

7      XU 5779  8/24    new to Royal Blue: Leyland LB5 12914, Dodson O26/22R: blue/white
                */25    used on 247, plus 248 (Suns)
 8              7/26    bought by Tottenham Hotspur (LGOC Battens group)
               10/26    overhaul: repainted maroon/cream: V.C.N.
                1/27    taken over by LGOC 
                1/27 UE allocated to Tottenham Hotspur (Upper Edmonton): maroon/cream
                6/27 UE repainted red/white
               10/27 UE withdrawn: replaced by K
 L 32           1/28    re-absorbed by LGOC

B 6    XU 7498  9/24    new to Chocolate Express: Leyland LB5 12920, Dodson O26/22OR
                        used on 11B (Liverpool St - Victoria  
                        used on Sunday 33D to Strand
                3/30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                        latterly used as spare
 L56            8/34 CS taken over by London Transport: to Chiswick Works
                9/35    sold
                */84    discovered on farm in Norfolk: derelict!
                        preserved by Mike Sutcliffe:
                        restored to original condition
                4/03    at Cobham Bus Museum Open Day
                7/08    at Crich Leyland Society Gathering $
               10/10    in London Bus Museum, Brooklands $
                4/11    on display at Brooklands
                6/14    at Year of the Bus, Regent Street $

29     XU 7889  9/24    new to Overground: Leyland LB5 12919, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white
                */25    used on 285, then 284A, plus 279B (peaks)
                6/27    taken over by LGOC

       XU 8238  9/24    new to Elms: Leyland LB5 12923, Dodson O26/22RO: red
                */24    used on 36, 47
                */25    used on 21D, 36 (M-F), 36 (Sat)
                8/25    used also on 527
                9/25    repainted red/white
L 9             8/27    bought by Public

       XU 8984  9/24    new to Belgravia: Leyland LB5 12928, Wilton O26/22OR: scarlet/white
               11/27    bought by Westminster
               10/28    swapped to Prince: chocolate/cream
               12/33    sold to Glass Cartage Co, Liverpool: lorry

A 15   XU 9104  9/24    new to City: Leyland LB5 12942, Wilton O26/22OR: brown/cream
                */24    used on great variety of routes
               12/24    allocated to 517
                1/25    re-allocated to 536A
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                6/32    bought by Medway Oil Co, Grain: tanker

A 17   XU 9105  9/24    new to City: Leyland LB5 12944, Wilton O26/22OR: brown/cream
                */24    used on great variety of routes
               12/24    allocated to 517
                1/25    re-allocated to 536A
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
               11/32    withdrawn
                1/33    bought by E.Weller (Rotherhithe): lorry

A 16   XU 9106  9/24    new to City: Leyland LB5 12943, Wilton O26/22OR: brown/cream
                */24    used on great variety of routes
               12/24    allocated to 517
                1/25    re-allocated to 536A
                9/32    converted to petrol tanker, pneus
 L66           11/34    taken over by London Transport: petrol tanker

5      XU 9118  9/24    new to Pickup, Camberwell: Leyland LB5 12922, Dodson O26/22OR: red/white 
                        used on 21D, 37E, 70
                */26    used on 261 (Sun)
 L79           11/33    taken over by London Transport
 L48            1/34    renumbered
                5/34    withdrawn from fleet   

       XU 9891          new to Renown: Leyland LB5, Dodson O26/22OR 
                8/29    used on 66 to Chadwell Heath, solids  
                9/30    bought by L.H.Blake (London E6): lorry
                */31    returned to Renown: not used     

       XW 478  10/24    new to Albert Ewer: Leyland LB5 12939, Strachan & Brown O26/22RO: red/white
                        used on 38, 266 or 525, plus 69 group (Suns)
                9/29    bought by 

       XW 1620 10/24    new to Eclipse: Leyland LB5 12935, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white
                        used on 17, 286A
 L 24           7/27    taken over by Public

       XW 1634 10/24    new to Albert Ewer: Leyland LB5 12931, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white
                        used on 38, 266 or 525, plus 69 group (Suns)
                9/29    bought by 

3      XW 2012 11/24    new to Standard: Leyland LB5 12934, Dodson O26/22RO: brown/cream
                */25    used on 12C,21D,112B, plus 12C, 37 (Suns)    
                4/31    bought by Ivetons Ltd (Margate): lorry

       XW 2158 11/24    new to New Era: Leyland LB5 12941, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white
                */25    used on 17, 286A
 L 4            7/27    bought by Public

7      XW 2215 11/24    new to Rapid: Leyland LB5 12933, Dodson O26/22RO: light green/cream
               11/25    repainted red/white
                */26    used on 14
 L 11           7/27    bought by Public

       XW 2993 10/24    new to Albert Ewer: Leyland LB5 12936, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white
                        used on 38, 266 or 525, plus 69 group (Suns)
                9/29    bought by 

       XW 3199  7/24    new to G.H.Allitt & Sons, Bermondsey: Leyland LB5 12938, Wilton d/d O26/22OR: red/white
                7/24    used on 47 
                1/31    bought by Chandlers Motors, London SE8: lorry

4      XW 4090 11/24    new to United: Leyland LB5 12937, Dodson O26/22RO: brown/cream
               12/24    used on 517
                1/25    used on 536
                5/30    fitted with pneumatic tyres 
                7/31    converted to lorry
 
       XW 5572 12/24    new to Albert Ewer: Leyland LB5 13126, Dodson O26/22OR: red/white
                        used on 38, 266 or 525, plus 69 group (Suns)
                5/26    used on 11 during General Strike
                9/29    bought by 

B 1    XW 6188  2/24    new to Birch Bros, Kentish Town: Leyland LB5 13134, Birch O26/22OR, red/white "Archway"
                1/25    used on 536 (Highgate-Brockley)
                4/25    re-allocated to 526D with West London Association 
                        returned to 536
                */28    repainted coffee/brown/cream "Birch"
                        fitted with pneumatic tyres
                        used on 214 to Chalk Farm
 L54            2/34    taken over by London Transport 
 149            7/35    chassis fitted with tower wagon
 218L                   renumbered
                */46    withdrawn

B 2    XW 6189  2/24    new to Birch Bros, Kentish Town: Leyland LB5 13133, Birch O26/22OR, red/white "Archway"
                1/25    used on 536 (Highgate-Brockley)
                4/25    re-allocated to 526D with West London Association 
                        returned to 536
                */28    repainted coffee/brown/cream "Birch"
                5/31    sold to Leyland Motors
                6/31    fitted with lorry body

       XW 9346  1/25    new to FW: Leyland LB5 13149, Dodson O26/22OR: red/white
                1/25    used on 3B
                4/25    allocated to 527
                5/25    allocated to 526D
                6/25    allowed back on 3B, plus variety on Sundays
A 32           11/27    taken over by City: brown/cream
 L60           11/34    taken over by London Transport 
 146            7/35    chassis fitted with tower wagon
 215L                   renumbered
                */46    withdrawn

       XW 9375  1/25    new to Alexandra: Leyland LB5 13148, Strachan & Brown O26/22OR: red/white
                */25    no schedules: operated unlicensed on 294
                5/25    withdrawn 
                7/25    bought by Lee & Beulah, Elloughton, Yorkshire
               12/26    bought by East Yorkshire Motor Services, Hull, #16
                */33    fitted with lorry body

       XX 488  12/24    new to Albert Ewer: Leyland LB5 13131, Dodson O26/22OR: red/white
                        used on 38, 266 or 525, plus 69 group (Suns)
                9/29    bought by 


B 4    XX 5043  3/25    new to Birch for Archway: Leyland LB5 13228, Birch O26/22OR: coffee/brown/cream "Archway"
                        used on Archway 526 (North Finchley - Wandsworth Bridge)
                8/25    allocated to 526D: West London Association 
                3/31    sold to Leyland Motors
                */31    fitted with lorry body
                */31    bought by Vale Bros, Beckenham

B 3    XX 5044  3/25    new to Birch: Leyland LB5 13226, Birch O26/22OR: coffee/brown/cream "Archway"
                        used on Archway 526 (North Finchley - Wandsworth Bridge)
                8/25    allocated to 526D: West London Association 
               12/30    sold to Leyland Motors
                7/31    bought by Carjax Ltd, London N1: fitted with van body
                1/35    bought by Challen Bros, London E1
                9/35    sold to Aldbury Motors, London 
                9/35    sold to McCann, Brixton

2      XX 5414  3/25    new to Wellington: Leyland LB4 13227, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white
                */25    used on 511
 L 4           11/26    taken over by LGOC
               11/26 T  transfer (Leyton)
               10/27 T  withdrawn: replaced by K
                1/28    absorbed by LGOC

A 18   XX 6193  3/25    new to City: Leyland LB5 13233, Dodson O26/22OR: brown/cream  
                3/25    allocated to 536A
 C 1           10/28    rebuilt by City to semi-forward control, pneus, new Dodson body O29/26OR
                        used on 511 to Stratford Broadway
 L65           11/34    taken over by London Transport
                7/35    withdrawn from fleet

       XX 7200  3/25    new to H.M.Merry: Leyland LB5 13223, Strachan & Brown O26/22OR: dark red/white
                3/25    used on 525
 L 16           8/27    bought by Public

B 5    XX 7747  3/25    new to Birch: Leyland LB5 13306, Birch O26/22OR: coffee/brown/cream Archway
                        used on Archway 526 (North Finchley - Wandsworth Bridge)
                8/25    allocated to 526D: West London Association 
                4/31    sold to Leyland Motors
                5/31    fitted with lorry body
                5/31    bought by L.Benjamin, Stockton-on-Tees
                5/33    sold to Woodhouse Bros, Preston: scrapped

A 20   XX 8456  4/25    new to City: Leyland LB5 13235, Dodson O26/22OR: brown/cream  
                4/25    allocated to 536A
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                3/32    withdrawn
               10/33    bought by Smith & Blackwell, London N1: lorry 
                6/37    scrapped

A 19   XX 8457  4/25    new to City: Leyland LB5 13234, Dodson O26/22OR: brown/cream
                4/25    allocated to 536A
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                3/33    withdrawn
               10/33    bought by Medway Oil Co, Grain: tanker

2      XX 8697  4/25    new to : Leyland LB5 13305, Dodson O26/22OR, red/white
                        used on 526D
 L 12           8/27    taken over by Public

5      XW 9059  4/25    new to United Camberwell: Leyland LB5 13236, Dodson O26/22RO: brown/cream
                */25    used on 536
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                        spare to TD fleet 
L66            10/33    taken over by London Transport
 L46            1/34    renumbered
                5/34    withdrawn from fleet

A 22   XX 9060  4/25    new to City: Leyland LB5 13238, Dodson O26/22OR: brown/cream
                4/25    allocated to 536A
                3/30    withdrawn
 CS 1           5/30    rebuilt as six-wheeler, Dodson H34/28OR
               11/34    taken over by London Transport

A 21   XX 9061  4/25    new to City: Leyland LB5 13237, Dodson O26/22OR: brown/cream
                4/25    allocated to 536A
                3/31    withdrawn
                        ?

6      XU 9738  9/24    new to Pickup, Camberwell: Leyland LB5 13303, Dodson O26/22OR: red/white 
                        used on 21D, 37E, 70
                */26    used on 261 (Sun)
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres 
                4/32    sold to AEC (Southall)

2      YE 1753  1/27    new to Enterprise : Leyland LB5 13656, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/primrose
                1/27    used on 14A, 14B, plus 14D (Sat) and 535 (Sun)
                5/31    bought by T.Stuart, Lanark: lorry
                3/35    withdrawn

A27    YF 2532  3/27    new to City: Leyland LB5 13790, Dodson O26/22OR: brown/cream 
                3/27    allocated to 536 
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres 
                3/31    withdrawn, 
                        ?
 
A26    YF 2532  3/27    new to City: Leyland LB5 13797, Dodson O26/22OR: brown/cream 
                4/27    used on 536 to Beckenham, Elmers End
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres 
                3/31    withdrawn, scrapped

A28    YF 2532  5/27    new to City: Leyland LB5 13795, Dodson O26/22OR: brown/cream 
                5/27    allocated to 536 
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres 
                4/32    withdrawn, 
               10/33    ? 
 
A29    YF 8893  5/27    new to City: Leyland LB5 13794, Dodson O26/22OR: brown/cream 
                5/27    allocated to 536 
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres 
                4/32    withdrawn, scrapped   
 
35     YK 8897 11/25    new to Overground: Leyland LB5 13531, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white
                */26    used on 285, then 284A, plus 279B (peaks)
                6/27    taken over by LGOC
                7/27    used on 284 to Potters Bar

A30    YH 4135  5/27    new to City: Leyland LB5 13796, Dodson O26/22OR: brown/cream 
                5/27    allocated to 536 
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres 
                5/32    withdrawn, 
               11/34   ?

B 7    YH 6292  6/27    new to Birch Bros, Kentish Town: Leyland LB5 13809, Birch O26/22OR "Birch": coffee/brown/cream
                        used on 536 (Highgate - Elmers End)  
 L55            2/34    taken over by London Transport 
 148            7/35    chassis fitted with tower wagon
 217L                   renumbered
                */46    withdrawn

5      XK 3657  6/25    new to The Orange Service: Leyland LB5 13308, Dodson O26/22RO: orange/white
                */27    used on 15C, 15D, 27A, 76 plus 522A (Sats)
                3/27    repainted orange/black
                5/27    company taken over by LGOC
                5/27 W  transfer (Cricklewood)
               10/27    withdrawn: replaced by K
 L 43           1/28    bought by LGOC
                
A23    YL 417   8/25    new to City: Leyland LB5 13304, Dodson O26/22OR: brown/cream
                6/31    withdrawn
                7/31    chassis bought by Triumph
                7/31    fitted with Dodson body from XN8524
 L90           11/33    taken over by London Transport
 L51            1/34    renumbered
                5/34    withdrawn from fleet

B 6    YL 2136  8/25    new to Birch: Leyland LB5 13309, Birch O26/22OR: red/white "Archway"
                        used on Archway 526 (Highgate - Brockley) 
                4/31    sold to Leyland Motors
                4/31    fitted with lorry body
                4/31    bought by E.Shadrock, London E8

       YL 5450 10/25    new to Albert Ewer: Leyland LB5 13131, Dodson O26/22OR: red/white
                        used on 38, 266 or 525, plus 69 group (Suns)
                9/29    bought by LGOC

6      YL 6337 10/25    new to United: Leyland LB5 13513, Dodson O26/22RO: brown/cream
                        used on 536
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres 
                1/32    bought by J.Wallaker (London SE5): lorry
 
22     YL 8115 10/25    new to EP: Leyland LB5 13520, Dodson O26/22RO: crimson/grey
                        used on 12
                3/26    company bought by LGOC
                4/26 AH transfer (Nunhead)
                8/26    transfer to Page Street, Westminster 
 2             10/26    bought by Tottenham Hotspur: maroon/cream
                1/27 UE transfer (Upper Edmonton)
               10/27 UE withdrawn: replaced by K
 L33            1/28    re-absorbed by LGOC

34     YM 527  11/25    new to Overground: Leyland LB5 13523, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white
                */26    used on 285, then 284A, plus 279B (peaks)
                6/27    taken over by LGOC

7      YM 4735  1/26    new to Pickup, Camberwell: Leyland LB5 13532, Dodson O26/22OR: red/white 
                        used on 21D, 37E, 70
                */26    used on 261 (Sun)
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres 
                1/33    sold to F.Pettifer, London E12, lorry
 
       YM 6649  1/26    new to Central: Leyland LB5 13533, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white
                2/26 CS delivered to LGOC, never used
                3/26    bought by Lee & Beulah, Elloughton, Yorkshire
               10/26    East Yorkshire Motor Services, Hull 
               12/35    EYMS breakdown lorry
                6/42    withdrawn

23     YM 6664  1/26    new to EP: Leyland LB5 13534, Dodson O26/22RO: crimson/grey
                        used on 12
                3/26    company bought by LGOC
                4/26 AH transfer (Nunhead)
                8/26    transfer to Page Street, Westminster
 4             10/26    transfer to Tottenham Hotspur
                1/27 UE (Upper Edmonton)
 L34            1/28    re-absorbed by LGOC

1      YM 8086  2/26    new to Peraeque: Leyland LB5 13564, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white
                        used on 15, 34, 73E
                2/31    sold to Wintour (London W1)

2      YM 8087  2/26    new to Peraeque: Leyland LB5 13565, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white
                        used on 15, 34, 73E
                2/31    sold to Wintour (London W1)

       YN 3800  4/26    new to Horseshoe: Leyland LB5 13585, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white
                4/26    company bought by LGOC
                4/26 AR transfer (Tottenham)
                8/26    withdrawn
                8/26    allocated to Grangewood (Battens Group)
               10/27    withdrawn
 L 28           1/28    absorbed by LGOC

1      YP 5156  7/26    new to : Leyland LB5 13589, Dodson O26/22OR, red/white
                        used on 526D
 L 26           8/27    taken over by Public
 
33     YP 5287 11/25    new to Overground: Leyland LB5 13588, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white
                */26    used on 285, then 284A, plus 279B (peaks)
                6/27    taken over by LGOC

8      YR 172   9/26    new to Rapid: Leyland LB5 13640, Dodson O26/22RO: red/white
                        used on 14
 4              3/27    bought by Commonwealth: red/white
 L 32          11/27    taken over by Public

       YR 1662  9/26    new to Julius & Lockwood, Lewisham: Leyland LB5 13643, Birch Bros O26/22OR: red/white $
                        used on 11B, 21D, 36A
 L 35           3/28    bought by Public
                        taken over by LGOC for use on 284
                */31    scrapped

       YR 2258 10/26    new to Glen Omnibus, New Cross: Leyland LB5 13642, Dodson O26/22OR, red/white
                        used on 36, 173E
                        fitted with pneumatic tyres
                6/30    relegated to spare
L47            10/33    taken over by London Transport
 L45            1/34    renumbered
                5/34    withdrawn from fleet

       YR 5805 11/26    new to Empress (Empress Omnibus Co.): Leyland LB2 13641, Dodson O26/22RO: chocolate/primrose
                        not sold to LGOC: retained by Young
 3              2/27    bought by Peraeque: red/white
                        used on 525
                3/30    fitted with pneumatic tyres
                8/32    bought by E.Pinder (Glasgow): lorry

4      YR 9020 11/26    new to Standard: Leyland LB5 13653, Dodson O26/22RO: brown/cream
                */25    used on 12C,21D,112B, plus 12C, 37 (Suns)    
                4/31    bought by J.Saunders (London SE15): lorry

7      YT 346  10/25    new to United: Leyland LB5 13807, Dodson O26/22RO: brown/cream
                        used on 536
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres 
                3/32    bought by J.Wallaker (London SE5): lorry
 
A 31   YT 7380  8/27    new to City: Leyland LB5 13808, Dodson O26/22OR
                8/27    allocated to 536 
                */30    fitted with pneumatic tyres 
 L59           11/34    taken over by London Transport 
 144            6/35    chassis fitted with tower wagon
 213L                   renumbered
                */46    withdrawn
 

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