The LONDON TRANSPORT RT FAMILY:
RTLs : individual bus histories

This page updated 1st 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.

RTL1300  LYR 834   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6357, 7RT8  
                   1/52 BK new into service (Barking)
                  10/59 M  to Aldenham overhaul
                  10/59 GY painted green, from o/h to store (Grays)
                   7/60 HF allocated to Country Area (Hatfield)
                   1960 HF used on 341
                   6/61 W  transfer into store (Cricklewood) 
                   7/61 W  trainer 

RTL1301  LYR 835   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6358, 7RT8  
                   1/52 BK new into service (Barking)
                  10/59 GM to Aldenham overhaul
                  10/59 SW from o/h
                   1962 SW used on 88

RTL1302  LYR 836   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6359, 7RT8  
                   1/52 BK new into service (Barking)

RTL1303  LYR 937   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6360, 7RT8  
                   1/52 BK new into service (Barking)
                   5/58 NS into store
                   7/59 NF transfer (Northfleet)
                   9/59 NF used on 495 
                   9/59 H  transfer (Hackney)

RTL1304  LYR 938   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6361, 7RT8  
                   1/52 BK new into service (Barking)

RTL1305  LYR 939   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6362, 7RT8  
                   1/52 BK new into service (Barking)
                  12/52 BK used on 9

RTL1306  LYR 940   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6363, 7RT8  
                   1/52 BK new into service (Barking)    
                   1973    Discovery Bay Pass Christian, Mississippi, USA

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RTL 1307 LYR 935   2/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Weymann body 7706, 7RT8  
                           fitted out for tour as info office on lower deck and 
                           exhibition of England on upper deck
                   2/52    official send-off from Horse Guards, with RT2775, RT2776
         NY53.114  3/52    departed on tour of USA and Canada:
                           New York, Cincinatti, St Louis, Kansas City, Dallas, Santa Fe, Hollywood
                           San Francisco, Salt Lake Ciy, Denver, Omaha, Des Moines, Chicago, Detroit
                           Boston, New York, Montreal, Ottawa, Perth, Toronto
                   8/52    return to UK: put on show at 1952 Commercial Motor Show, Earls Court
                  10/52    return to Weymann for fitting out for passenger use
         LYR 935   1/53 AM into service (Plumstead)
                        AM used on 256
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Park Royal RT8 or RT8/2 std bodies

RTL1308  LYR 956   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6379, 7RT8  
                   2/52 BK new into service (Barking) 

RTL1309  LYR 957   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6380, 7RT8  
                   2/52 BK new into service (Barking) 

RTL1310  LYR 958   2/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6381, 7RT8  
                   2/52 BK new into service (Barking) 

RTL1311  LYR 959   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6382, 7RT8  
                   2/52 BK new into service (Barking)
                  10/59 WG to Aldenham overhaul
                  10/59 GY painted green, from o/h to store (Grays)
                   7/60 HF allocated to Country Area (Hatfield): used on 303
                   7/61 HF into store..
                   7/61 D  ..change store (Dalston)
                   8/61 D  trainer

RTL1312  LYR 960   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6383, 7RT8  
                   2/52 BK new into service (Barking) 

RTL1313  LYR 961   2/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6384, 7RT8  
                   2/52 BK new into service (Barking) 

RTL1314  MLL 676   5/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6522, 7RT8/2  
                   7/52 H  new into service (Hackney) 

RTL1315  MLL 677   5/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6523, 7RT8/2  
                   7/52 H  new into service (Hackney) 
                          Niagara Falls  
                 10/01    Feed 'em Fries, London, Ontario 
                  3/09    burned out, Hamilton, Ontario 

RTL1316  MLL 678   5/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6524, 7RT8/2  
                   7/52 H  new into service (Hackney) 

RTL1317  MLL 679   5/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6525, 7RT8/2  
                   7/52 H  new into service (Hackney) 

RTL1318  MLL 680   5/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6526, 7RT8/2  
                   7/52 H  new into service (Hackney) 

RTL1319  MLL 681   6/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6527, 7RT8/2  
                   7/52 H  new into service (Hackney) 

RTL1320  MLL 682   6/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6528, 7RT8/2  
                   7/52 H  new into service (Hackney) 

RTL1321  MLL 683   6/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6529, 7RT8/2  
                   7/52 H  new into service (Hackney) 

RTL1322  MLL 684   6/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6530, 7RT8/2  
                   7/52 H  new into service (Hackney) 

RTL1323  MLL 685   6/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6531, 7RT8/2  
                   7/52 H  new into service (Hackney)
                   1956    used on 2
                           bought by Don Allmey for preservation
                   1997    preserved at Cobham, GreenLine livery
                   2/06    bought by Phil & Gareth Blair, pb Bus Marketing, Winchester
                by 5/06    repainted red, cream band
                   4/06    with Phil & Gareth Blair 
                   2008    preserved, P.Blair
                   1/11    active at FoKAB Running Day, Winchester
                   8/15    bought by Blackmore Commercials for private hires
                           interior refurbishment

RTL1324  MLL 686   6/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6532, 7RT8/2  
                   7/52 H  new into service (Hackney) 

RTL1325  MLL 687   6/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6533, 7RT8/2  
                   7/52 H  new into service (Hackney) 
                   6/53 H  used on 106

RTL1326  MLL 697   6/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6543, 7RT8/2  
                   7/52 H  new into service (Hackney) 

RTL1327  MLL 698   6/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6544, 7RT8/2  
                   7/52 H  new into service (Hackney)
 
RTL1328  MLL 699   6/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6545, 7RT8/2  
                   7/52 H  new into service (Hackney)
 
RTL1329  MLL 700   6/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6546, 7RT8/2  
                   7/52 H  new into service (Hackney)
 
RTL1330  MLL 701   6/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6547, 7RT8/2  
                   7/52 H  new into service (Hackney)
 
RTL1331  MLL 702   6/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6548, 7RT8/2  
                   7/52 H  new into service (Hackney)
 
RTL1332  MLL 703   7/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6549, 7RT8/2  
                   7/52 H  new into service (Hackney) 

RTL1333  MXX 32   10/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6560, 7RT8/2  
                  11/52 A  new into service (Sutton) 

RTL1334  MXX 33   10/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6561, 7RT8/2  
                  11/52 A  new into service (Sutton) 

RTL1335  MXX 34   10/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6562, 7RT8/2  
                  11/52 A  new into service (Sutton) 

RTL1336  MXX 35   10/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6563, 7RT8/2  
                  11/52 A  new into service (Sutton) 
                  11/53 RD used on 165 (Hornchurch)

RTL1337           10/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600
                  10/52    new: sent to MIRA for testing
         OLD 813  10/54 CL registered, into service, Park Royal body 9164, 7RT8/2

RTL1338  MXX 61   11/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6589, 7RT8/2  
                  11/52 WG new into service (West Green) 

RTL1339  MXX 62   11/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6590, 7RT8/2  
                  11/52 WG new into service (West Green) 

RTL1340  MXX 63   11/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6591, 7RT8/2  
                  11/52 A  new into service (Sutton) 

RTL1341  MXX 64   11/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6592, 7RT8/2  
                  11/52 A  new into service (Sutton) 

RTL1342  MXX 65   11/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6593, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 A  new into service (Sutton) 

RTL1343  MXX 66   11/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6594, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 A  new into service (Sutton) 

RTL1344  MXX 67   11/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6595, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 A  new into service (Sutton)
                        A  used on 93

RTL1345  MXX 68   11/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6596, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 A  new into service (Sutton) 

RTL1346  MXX 69   11/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6597, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 BK new into service (Barking) 

RTL1347  MXX 70   11/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6598, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 R  new into service (Riverside) 

RTL1348  MXX 71   11/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6599, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 R  new into service (Riverside) 
                        CF (Chalk Farm)
                by 3/59    bought by Jersey Motor Transport
         J8629             reregistered
                           returned to UK
         MXX 71            reregistered
                   8/89    at RT50 celebrations, Covent Garden $$$$ 
                   */91    used in "Let Him Have It"
                   1998    active preservation
                  11/07    at Thorpe Park $
                   2008    preserved, in store: D.Ladd, Richings Park
                   8/10    gathering mould $$$
                   9/13    bought for preservation: Mr S.Burns, High Wycombe
                  10/13    awaiting restoration $

RTL1349  MXX 72   11/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6600, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 A  new into service (Sutton) 

RTL1350  MXX 73   11/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6601, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 AM new into service (Plumstead) 

RTL1351  MXX 74   11/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6602, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 AM new into service (Plumstead) 

RTL1352  MXX 75   11/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6603, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 AW new into service (Abbey Wood) 

RTL1353  MXX 76   11/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6604, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 H  new into service (Hackney) 

RTL1354  MXX 77   11/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6605, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 H  new into service (Hackney) 

RTL1355  MXX 78   11/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6606, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 A  new into service (Sutton) 

RTL1356  MXX 79   12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6607, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 WG new into service (West Green) 

RTL1357  MXX 80   12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6608, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 A  new into service (Sutton) 
                   */62 W  used on 2

RTL1358  MXX 81   12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6609, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 A  new into service (Sutton) 

RTL1359  MXX 82   12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6610, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 WG new into service (West Green)

RTL1360  MXX 83   12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6611, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 A  new into service (Sutton) 

RTL1361  MXX 84   12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6612, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 AW new into service (Abbey Wood)

RTL1362  MXX 85   12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6613, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 A  new into service (Sutton) 

RTL1363  MXX 86   12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6614, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 A  new into service (Sutton) 

RTL1364  MXX 87   12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6615, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 WG new into service (West Green)

RTL1365  MXX 88   12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6616, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 WG new into service (West Green)

RTL1366  MXX 89   12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6617, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 WG new into service (West Green)
                           bought for Ceylon Transport Board
        26Sri1733          converted to flat-bed lorry
                   2001    active in Kotahena

RTL1367  MXX 90   12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6618, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 A  new into service (Sutton) 

RTL1368  MXX 91   12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6619, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 WG new into service (West Green)

RTL1369  MXX 92   12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6620, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 A  new into service (Sutton) 

RTL1370  MXX 93   12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6621, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 R  new into service (Riverside) 

RTL1371  MXX 94   12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6622, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 A  new into service (Sutton)

RTL1372  MXX 95   12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6623, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 A  new into service (Sutton)
                  12/52    used on 156

RTL1373  MXX 96   12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6624, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 A  new into service (Sutton)
                  12/53 NS used on 247A

RTL1374  MXX 97   12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6625, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 AW new into service (Abbey Wood)

RTL1375  MXX 98   12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6626, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 A  new into service (Sutton)

RTL1376  MXX 99   12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6627, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 AW new into service (Abbey Wood)

RTL1377  MXX 100  12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6628, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 R  new into service (Riverside)

RTL1378  MXX 101  12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6629, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 AW new into service (Abbey Wood)

RTL1379  MXX 102  12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6630, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 WG new into service (West Green)

RTL1380  MXX 103  12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6631, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 WG new into service (West Green)

RTL1381  MXX 104  12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6632, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 S  new into service (Shepherds Bush)

RTL1382  MXX 105  12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6633, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 WG new into service (West Green)

RTL1383  MXX 106  12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6634, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 WG new into service (West Green)
                   */64    used on 25

RTL1384  MXX 107  12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6635, 7RT8/2  
                  12/52 AW new into service (Abbey Wood)

RTL1385  MXX 108  12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6636, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 AW new into service (Abbey Wood)

RTL1386  MXX 109  12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6637, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 AW new into service (Abbey Wood)

RTL1387  MXX 110  12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6638, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 BK new into service (Barking)

RTL1388  MXX 111  12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6639, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 AW new into service (Abbey Wood)
                          converted to open-top   
                  9/82    Lord Fletcher's Restaurant, Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA 

RTL1389  MXX 112  12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6640, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 AW new into service (Abbey Wood)

RTL1390  MXX 113  12/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6641, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 WG new into service (West Green)

RTL1391  MXX 114   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6642, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 AW new into service (Abbey Wood)

RTL1392  MXX 115   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6643, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 B  new into service (Battersea)

RTL1393  MXX 116   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6644, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 CA new into service (Clapham)

RTL1394  MXX 117   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6645, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 CA new into service (Clapham) 
                           exported to Matjiesfontein, South Africa, with RTL841.
                           Converted to open-top, but deteriorated with weather.
                           Kept for spares for RTL 841. Exchanged for RTL 841 servicing;
                           towed to Cape Town, stripped and rebuilt.
                   1997    Cape Town: open topper, current C.O.F.; operates
                           in service, private hires etc. in full LT livery
                   6/06    still certificated, licensed and used for hires

RTL1395  MXX 118   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6646, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 AW new into service (Abbey Wood)

RTL1396  MXX 119   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6647, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 WL new into service (Walworth)

RTL1397  MXX 120   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6648, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 CA new into service (Clapham)
                   1960 A  used on 77C

RTL1398  MXX 121   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6649, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 WL new into service (Walworth) 
                   9/64    from o/h, body 4765, 7RT8

RTL1399  MXX 122   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6650, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 AW new into service (Abbey Wood)

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