The LONDON TRANSPORT RT FAMILY:
RTLs : individual bus histories

This page updated 25th February 2016.

Note: these histories are in process of collection, with fragments of information added from a variety of sources. Any additional information is very welcome. A more organised and purposeful history will follow when I have done the RTs.

Park Royal RT8 or RT8/2 std bodies

RTL1001  KYY 644   6/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3790, 7RT8
                   7/50 Q  into service (Camberwell)

RTL1002  KYY 645   6/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3791, 7RT8
                   7/50 Q  into service (Camberwell)

RTL1003  KYY 646   6/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3792, 7RT8
                   7/50 Q  into service (Camberwell)

RTL1004  KYY 647   6/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3793, 7RT8
                   7/50 Q  into service (Camberwell) 
                           bought by Guernseybus
                           Guernseybus: converted to forward entrance.
                   1998    in working preservation, Guernseybus
                  10/00    bought by M.Nash, Weybridge
                           repatriated to UK
                           repainted in red/white/silver
          KYY 647  9/02    reregistered
                   8/04    bought by Mr.A.Ullmer, Enfield
                   9/04    at Showbus, Duxford
                   9/05    at Showbus, Duxford
                   5/07    at Potters Bar Running Day
                   2008    preserved, A.Ullmer
                   8/12    bought by Boultbee Flight Academy Ltd, Goodwood: used as office within a hangar

RTL1005  KYY 648   6/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3794, 7RT8
                   7/50 Q  into service (Camberwell)
                  10/63    fitted at overhaul with float Met-Camm body, 7RT7
                           used on 88 Acton Green

RTL1006  KYY 649   6/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3795, 7RT8
                   7/50 Q  into service (Camberwell) 

RTL1007  KYY 705   7/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3851, 7RT8
                   8/50 CF into service (Chalk Farm) 

RTL1008  KYY 706   7/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3852, 7RT8
                   8/50 CF into service (Chalk Farm) 

RTL1009  KYY 707   7/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3853, 7RT8
                   8/50 CF into service (Chalk Farm) 

RTL1010  KYY 708   7/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3854, 7RT8
                   8/50 CF into service (Chalk Farm) 
                  12/52 BK used on 9

RTL1011  KYY 709   7/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3855, 7RT8
                   8/50 AM into service (Plumstead) 

RTL1012  KYY 710   7/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3856, 7RT8
                  10/50 CA into service (Clapham)
 
RTL1013  KYY 711   7/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3857, 7RT8
                  10/50 CA into service (Clapham)
 
RTL1014  KYY 712   7/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3858, 7RT8
                  10/50 CA into service (Clapham) 
                   1967    exported to USA, Davis University, California
                   1992    with Davis Unitrans
                   1998    with Davis Unitrans, still Leyland O.600!
                  11/00    retains Leyland O.600
                   9/01    Davis Unitrans
                  12/07    last service run with O.600
                  12/12 PT at Ensignbus Running Day
                  12/13 PT in service at Ensignbus Running Day
                  11/14    in service on 11

RTL1015  KYY 713   7/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3859, 7RT8
                  10/50 CA into service (Clapham)
                   5/67 W  on 60 to Waterloo

RTL1016  KYY 714   7/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3860, 7RT8
                  10/50 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1017  KYY 715   7/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3861, 7RT8
                  10/50 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1018  LLU 772   8/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3898, 7RT8
                   9/50 Q  into service (Camberwell)
                   1962 BW used on 25

RTL1019  LLU 773   8/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3899, 7RT8
                  10/50 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1020  LLU 774   8/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3900, 7RT8
                  10/50 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1021  LLU 775   8/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3901, 7RT8
                  10/50 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1022  LLU 776   8/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3902, 7RT8
                   9/50 Q  into service (Camberwell)

RTL1023  LLU 777   8/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3903, 7RT8
                   9/50 Q  into service (Camberwell) 
                   8/68    with Continental Pioneer tour to Spain

RTL1024  LLU 778   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3904, 7RT8
                   9/50 Q  into service (Camberwell) 

RTL1025  LLU 779   8/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3905, 7RT8
                   9/50 Q  into service (Camberwell) 
                   5/52 SP used on 229

RTL1026  LLU 780   8/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3906, 7RT8
                   9/50 Q  into service (Camberwell)
 
RTL1027  LLU 781   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3907, 7RT8
                   9/50 HW into service (Southall)
 
RTL1028  LLU 782   8/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3908, 7RT8
                   9/50 Q  into service (Camberwell)
 
RTL1029  LLU 783   8/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3909, 7RT8
                   9/50 Q  into service (Camberwell) 
                   1952 SP used on 161

RTL1030  LLU 784   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3910, 7RT8
                   9/50 HW into service (Southall)
 
RTL1031  LLU 785   8/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3911, 7RT8
                   9/50 Q  into service (Camberwell)
 
RTL1032  LLU 786   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3912, 7RT8
                   9/50 Q  into service (Camberwell)
 
RTL1033  LLU 787   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3913, 7RT8
                  10/50 CA into service (Clapham)
 
RTL1034  LLU 788   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3914, 7RT8
                   9/50 Q  into service (Camberwell)
 
RTL1035  LLU 789   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3915, 7RT8
                   9/50 HW into service (Southall)
 
RTL1036  LLU 790   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3916, 7RT8
                  10/50 CA into service (Clapham) 
                        C  (Athol Street)
                   6/58 PR transfer (Poplar)
                  59-60 PR
                   2/61 PR used on 82
                   6/62 PR used 82

RTL1037  LLU 791   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3917, 7RT8
                  10/50 CA into service (Clapham)
                  10/50 CA used on 45, tram replacement
                           exported to Long Beach, California
                   9/01    Heiney's Bar, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

RTL1038  LLU 792   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3918, 7RT8
                   9/50 HW into service (Southall)

RTL1039  LLU 793   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3919, 7RT8
                   9/50 HW into service (Southall)

RTL1040  LLU 819   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3945, 7RT8
                   9/50 HW into service (Southall)
	
RTL1041  LLU 820   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3946, 7RT8
                   9/50 C  into service (Athol Street, Poplar)
                        SE used on 112 (Stonebridge Park)

RTL1042  LLU 821   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3947, 7RT8
                   9/50 C  into service (Athol Street, Poplar)
	
RTL1043  LLU 822   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3948, 7RT8
                  10/50 ON into service (Alperton)

RTL1044  LLU 823   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3949, 7RT8
                   9/50 C  into service (Athol Street, Poplar)
                   1951 GY w/e loan: used on 370

RTL1045  LLU 824   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 3950, 7RT8
                  10/50 C  into service (Athol Street, Poplar)

RTL1046  LLU 825   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5403, 7RT8
                   9/50 C  into service (Athol Street, Poplar)

RTL1047  LLU 826   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5404, 7RT8
                  10/50 C  into service (Athol Street, Poplar)

RTL1048  LLU 827   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5405, 7RT8
                  10/50 C  into service (Athol Street, Poplar)

RTL1049  LLU 828   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5406, 7RT8
                  10/50 ON into service (Alperton)

RTL1050  LLU 829   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5407, 7RT8
                  10/50 C  into service (Athol Street, Poplar)
                   6/52 C  used on 82
                   1962 WH used on 41
                   196?    with Continental Pioneer
                   1967    in Paris with Double Decker Club
                   1967    used in film "To Sir, with Love"
                   1970    Continental Pioneer, psv
                by 7/82    Mr A.Farrow, Kettering
                   1/87    bought for preservation, D.Thrower, Manchester
                           fitted with roof from RT3024
                   1994    preserved at E.Anglia Museum, Carlton Colville
                   5/96    on loan to Carlton Colville
                   1998    in preservation
                  10/07    still owned by David Thrower, at East Anglia Transport Museum

RTL1051  LLU 830   9/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5408, 7RT8
                  10/50 ON into service (Alperton)
                   */58 C  used on 56
                   5/61 PR transfer (C closes)
                   6/61 PR used on 108A
                           converted to Open top: O20/26R
                   */72    Florida, USA
              
RTL1052  LUC 23   10/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5441, 7RT8
                  10/50 ON into service (Alperton)


RTL1053  LUC 24   10/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5442, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)
                   4/62 GM used on 52

RTL1054  LUC 25   10/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5443, 7RT8
                  10/50 ON into service (Alperton)

RTL1055  LUC 26   10/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5444, 7RT8
                  10/50 ON into service (Alperton)

RTL1056  LUC 27   10/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5445, 7RT8
                  10/50 AR into service (Tottenham)

RTL1057  LUC 28   10/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5446, 7RT8
                  10/50 AR into service (Tottenham)

RTL1058  LUC 41   10/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5459, 7RT8
                  10/50 AR into service (Tottenham)

RTL1059  LUC 42   10/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5460, 7RT8
                  10/50 AR into service (Tottenham)

RTL1060  LUC 43   10/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5461, 7RT8
                  10/50 CF into service (Chalk Farm)
                   7/60 AR used on 290 Night Service
                        CF
                        WG
                  12/62    withdrawn 
         SA.54.24  7/66    in service, Sarajevo, fitted with o/s platform

RTL1061  LUC 68   11/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5486, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1062  LUC 69   11/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5487, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1063  LUC 70   11/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5488, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

   
RTL1064  LUC 71   11/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5489, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)
                   3/55    on 85 to Kingston, Putney Bridge, red, cream band
                   1956 F  on 96 to Redbridge Stn, Putney Common
                   8/63    sold to Bird's, Stratford-upon-Avon
                           bought by Griffin, Leamington Spa

RTL1065  LUC 72   11/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5490, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)
                   1964    with Dunoon Motor Services
                   1966    in service with McLennan, Perth (Scotland)
         AGS 72B           farm transport, Forfar Potato Growers
                  11/94    top deck removed and scrapped
                   5/95    sold to Thrower, Hurst, Lloyd, Simmons
                by 6/96    rest of body scrapped: chassis rescued
         LUC 250  10/97    chassis reregistered

RTL1066  LUC 73   11/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5491, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1067  LUC 74   11/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5492, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1068  LUC 75   11/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5493, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1069  LUC 76   11/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5494, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1070  LUC 77   11/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5495, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1071  LUC 78   11/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5496, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1072  LUC 79   11/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5497, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1073  LUC 250  12/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5543, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)


RTL1074  LUC 251  12/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5544, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)
                   5/52 CA in use on 57A

RTL1075  LUC 252  12/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5545, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1076  LUC 253  12/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5546, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham) 
                   1995    working in Charlotteville, Pr.Edward I with Abegweit Tours
         PVA081    7/01    Abegweit Sightseeing Tours
                   4/10    bought by Roger Wright, The London Bus Company
                   4/10    repatriated to UK, Northfleet
                   4/14    at RT75 Celebrations, Ash Grove
                   6/14 SW in service on 178 on Stockwell Open Day
                  10/14 RD in service on 248, 165, 252, 175A
                  11/14    in service on 11
                   7/15    used on 29 during Tube strike
                   8/15    used on 29 during Tube strike

RTL1077  LUC 254  12/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5547, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1078  LUC 255  12/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5548, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1079  LUC 256  12/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5549, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1080  LUC 257  12/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5550, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1081  LUC 258  12/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5551, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1082  LUC 259  12/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5552, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1083  LUC 260  12/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5553, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1084  LUC 261  12/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5554, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1085  LUC 262  12/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5555, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1086  LUC 263  12/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5556, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1087  LUC 264  12/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5557, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1088  LUC 265  12/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5558, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)
                   1951    used on 155


RTL1089  LUC 282  12/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5575, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1090  LUC 283  12/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5576, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)
                   1952 GD on loan: used on 410 (Bromley - Westerham)

RTL1091  LUC 284  12/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5577, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1092  LUC 285  12/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5578, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1093  LUC 286  12/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5579, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)
                   7/59 WD into store..
                   7/59 NF ..transfer (Northfleet)
                   8/59 C  transfer into store (Athol Street)..
                   8/59 BW transfer (Bow)

RTL1094  LUC 287  12/50    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5580, 7RT8
                   1/51 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1095  LUC 305   1/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5598, 7RT8
                   1/51 AR into service (Tottenham)

RTL1096  LUC 306   1/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5599, 7RT8
                   1/51 AR into service (Tottenham)

RTL1097  LUC 307   1/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5600, 7RT8
                   1/51 AR into service (Tottenham)

RTL1098  LUC 308   1/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5601, 7RT8
                   1/51 AR into service (Tottenham)
                   1/51 WD new, used on 168, tram replacement

RTL1099  LUC 309   1/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5602, 7RT8
                   1/51 AR into service (Tottenham)

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