The LONDON TRANSPORT RT FAMILY:
RTLs : individual bus histories

This page updated 22nd April 2011.

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.

RTL1400  MXX 123   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6651, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 A  new into service (Sutton)

RTL1401  MXX 124   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6652, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 AP new into service (Seven Kings)

RTL1402  MXX 125   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6653, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 S  new into service (Shepherds Bush)

RTL1403  MXX 126   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6654, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 A  new into service (Sutton) 
                           bought by J.Laurie & Co, Hamilton, Chieftain #45
                   1960    in service, Chieftain

RTL1404  MXX 127   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6655, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 A  new into service (Sutton) 
                   1/53 A  used on 80A
                   7/60    used on 168

RTL1405  MXX 128   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6656, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 A  new into service (Sutton)

RTL1406  MXX 129   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6657, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 H  new into service (Hackney)

RTL1407  MXX 130   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6658, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 A  new into service (Sutton)
                   6/53 WL used on Coronation Route Tour

RTL1408  MXX 215   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6659, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 A  new into service (Sutton)
                   1962 BW used on 25

RTL1409  MXX 216   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6660, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 A  new into service (Sutton)
                   7/59 PB in store..
                   7/59 NF ..transfer (Northfleet)
                   9/59 X  transfer (Middle Row)

RTL1410  MXX 217   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6661, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 RD new into service (Hornchurch)
                   8/53 RD  used on 175

RTL1411  MXX 218   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6662, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 H  new into service (Hackney)

RTL1412  MXX 219   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6663, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 RD new into service (Hornchurch)
                   3/05    in store at Blue Triangle 
                   2008    preserved for spares: The London Bus Company 

RTL1413  MXX 220   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6664, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 H  new into service (Hackney)


RTL1414  NLE 501   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6665, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 AP new into service (Seven Kings)
         23Sri3397         exported to Ceylon
                           converted to mobile police station (including cell)
                   2001    class room at Bishops Palace, Colombo
        
RTL1415  NLE 502   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6666, 7RT8/2  
                   1/53 RD new into service (Hornchurch)

RTL1416  NLE 503   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6667, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 RD new into service (Hornchurch)

RTL1417  NLE 504   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6668, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 A  new into service (Sutton)

RTL1418  NLE 505   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6669, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 RD new into service (Hornchurch)
                        CL (Clay Hall)
                   8/58 CL into store
                  10/58 BK transfer (Barking)
                  11/58 EM transfer into store (Edmonton)
                   5/59 C  change store (Athol Street, Poplar)
                   7/59 WG transfer (West Green)
                   1/60 WG into store
                   2/60 SW transfer (Stockwell)
                   5/60 SW to Aldenham overhaul
                   5/60 M  from o/h (Mortlake)
                   4/63 W  transfer (Cricklewood)
                  10/64 W  to Aldenham overhaul
                  10/64 S  from o/h (Shepherds Bush), body 4810, 7RT8
                  10/65 B  transfer (Battersea)
                   6/67 PR transfer (Poplar)
                   9/68 PR into store 
                   5/69    sold to Pickersgill & Laverick, Cudworth, Yorkshire, for scrap

RTL1419  NLE 506   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6670, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 A  new into service (Sutton)

RTL1420  NLE 507   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6671, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 H  new into service (Hackney)

RTL1421  NLE 508   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6672, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 A  new into service (Sutton)

RTL1422  NLE 509   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6673, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 AP new into service (Seven Kings)

RTL1423  NLE 510   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6674, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 RD new into service (Hornchurch)

RTL1424  NLE 511   1/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6675, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 A  new into service (Sutton)

RTL1425  NLE 512   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6676, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 AP new into service (Seven Kings)
                   1/65    from o/h, body 4847, 7RT8

RTL1426  NLE 513   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6677, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 A  new into service (Sutton)
                  10/64    from o/h, body 4822, 7RT8

RTL1427  NLE 701   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6678, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 A  new into service (Sutton)
                   5/53 WL  used on Coronation Route Tour
                   196*     fitted with roofbox RT10 body, 7RT10
                            fruit farm transport, Mereworth
                   */78     bought by RT1784 Preservation Group, Purley
                   1978     in preservation, hired for learner duties at Chiswick
                   4/85 TC  stored at Croydon
                   1/86 N   stored at Norwood
                   9/89     renamed RTL1427 Preservation Group
                   3/92 AB  garaging moved to Twickenham
                   5/94 NB  garaging moved to Norbiton
                   1/95 WL  garaging moved to Walworth
                   8/97     garaging moved to Beddington Farm
                   */97     garaging moved to Lingfield
                   7/02     garaging moved 
                   1997     at Showbus97
                   1998     at Cobham Open Day, North Weald 
                   1999     at Cobham Open Day, RT60
                   9/03     bought by Pavilion Coaches, Hove
                            restoration program
                   6/06     return to service on wedding charter
                   8/07     with Pavilion Coaches, Hove
                   2008     working preservation, Pavilion Coaches

RTL1428  NLE 702   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6679, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 RD new into service (Hornchurch)
                   1965 SW  used on 181

RTL1429  NLE 703   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6680, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 RD new into service (Hornchurch)

RTL1430  NLE 704   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6681, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 AP new into service (Seven Kings)

RTL1431  NLE 705   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6682, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 RD new into service (Hornchurch)
                   5/56 D  from o/h, body 4463 (Dalston)
                   6/56 D  used on Morden Stn-Epsom Race Course service
                   4/59    sold to Bird's, Stratford-upon-Avon
                   4/59    bought by Laurie, Hamilton, #46

RTL1432  NLE 706   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6683, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 AP new into service (Seven Kings)
                   4/58 R  transfer (Riverside)
                  11/58 R  used on 27
                   3/69 R  used on 72

RTL1433  NLE 707   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6684, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 RD new into service (Hornchurch) 
                   8/64    from o/h, body 4763, 7RT8
 
RTL1434  NLE 708   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6685, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 AP new into service (Seven Kings)

RTL1435  NLE 709   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6686, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 RD new into service (Hornchurch)
                   9/64    from o/h, body 4771, 7RT8
 
RTL1436  NLE 710   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6687, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 AP new into service (Seven Kings)
                   4/67 SW used on 181

RTL1437  NLE 711   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6688, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 H  new into service (Hackney)
                   1/65    from o/h, body 4883, 7RT8

RTL1438  NLE 712   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6689, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 H  new into service (Hackney)

RTL1439  NLE 713   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6690, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 A  new into service (Sutton)

RTL1440  NLE 714   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6691, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 A  new into service (Sutton)

RTL1441  NLE 715   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6692, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 A  new into service (Sutton)
                   2/53 A  new into service, used on 93, no ads

RTL1442  NLE 716   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6693, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 A  new into service (Sutton)

RTL1443  NLE 717   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6694, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 A  new into service (Sutton)
                  10/64    from o/h, body 4775, 7RT8

RTL1444  NLE 718   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6695, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 A  new into service (Sutton)

RTL1445  NLE 719   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6696, 7RT8/2  
                   2/53 A  new into service (Sutton)
                   1953    used on Coronation Route Tour

RTL1446  NLE 720   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6697, 7RT8/2  
                   3/53 A  new into service (Sutton)
                   1956 C  used on 108A
                   9/64    from o/h, body 4779, 7RT8

RTL1447  NLE 721   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6698, 7RT8/2  
                   3/53 A  new into service (Sutton)

RTL1448  NLE 722   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6699, 7RT8/2  
                   3/53 A  new into service (Sutton)

RTL1449  NLE 723   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6700, 7RT8/2  
                   3/53 A  new into service (Sutton)

RTL1450  NLE 724   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6701, 7RT8/2  
                   3/53 H  new into service (Hackney)
                   5/56    from o/h, body 4447
                   8/59    sold to Birds, Stratford-upon-Avon 
                  10/59    bought by J Lloyd of Nuneaton
                   1962    with Lloyd
                   6/65    accident damage: written off

RTL1451  NLE 725   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6702, 7RT8/2  
                   3/53 H  new into service (Hackney)

RTL1452  NLE 726   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6703, 7RT8/2  
                   3/53 H  new into service (Hackney)

RTL1453  NLE 727   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6704, 7RT8/2  
                   3/53 H  new into service (Hackney)
                   1953 GR w/e loan, used on 351

RTL1454  NLE 728   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6705, 7RT8/2  
                   3/53 H  new into service (Hackney) 
                   6/60    from o/h, body 4730, 7RT8

RTL1455  NLE 729   2/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6706, 7RT8/2  
                   3/53 H  new into service (Hackney)

RTL1456  NLE 730   3/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6707, 7RT8/2  
                   3/53 H  new into service (Hackney)
                   1965 SW with roofbox, on 88

RTL1457  NLE 731   3/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6708, 7RT8/2  
                   3/53 H  new into service (Hackney)

RTL1458  NLE 732   3/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6709, 7RT8/2  
                   3/53 H  new into service (Hackney)

RTL1459  NLE 733   4/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 8295, 7RT8/2  
                   1953    official visit to Europe with RT 3710: Switzerland, Sweden
                   8/53    return to UK, to Chiswick
                   8/53 AM into service (Plumstead)

RTL1460  NLE 734   3/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6711, 7RT8/2  
                   3/53 C  new into service (Athol Street, Poplar)

RTL1461  NLE 735   3/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6712, 7RT8/2  
                   3/53 C  new into service (Athol Street, Poplar)

RTL1462  NLE 736   3/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6713, 7RT8/2  
                   3/53 C  new into service (Athol Street, Poplar)

RTL1463  NLE 737   3/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6714, 7RT8/2  
                   3/53 C  new into service (Athol Street, Poplar)
                   1953 C  used on 108 (displacing tunnel STLs)

RTL1464  NLE 738   3/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6715, 7RT8/2  
                   3/53 C  new into service (Athol Street, Poplar)

RTL1465  NLE 739   3/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6716, 7RT8/2  
                   3/53 C  new into service (Athol Street, Poplar)

RTL1466  NLE 751   3/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 8255, 7RT8/2  
                   3/53 C  new into service (Athol Street, Poplar)

RTL1467  NLE 752   3/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 8256, 7RT8/2  
                   3/53 C  new into service (Athol Street, Poplar)

RTL1468  NLE 753   3/53    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 8257, 7RT8/2  
                   3/53 C  new into service (Athol Street, Poplar)


RTL1469  NXP 955   3/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9026, 7RT8/2 
                   3/54 D  new into service (Dalston)

RTL1470  NXP 956   3/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9027, 7RT8/2 
                   3/54 D  new into service (Dalston)
                   2/57    from o/h, body 4808, 7RT8 

RTL1471  NXP 957   3/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9028, 7RT8/2 
                   3/54 D  new into service (Dalston) 
                   1/57    from o/h, body 4730, 7RT8
                   9/64    from o/h, body 4780, 7RT8

RTL1472  NXP 958   3/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9029, 7RT8/2 
                   3/54 D  new into service (Dalston)
                        M  used on 9 
                   2/57    from o/h, body 4747, 7RT8

RTL1473  NXP 959   3/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9030, 7RT8/2 
                   3/54 D  new into service (Dalston)

RTL1474  NXP 960   3/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9031, 7RT8/2 
                   3/54 D  new into service (Dalston)

RTL1475  OLD 571   3/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9032, 7RT8/2 
                   3/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)
                   8/60    from o/h, body 4804, 7RT8 

RTL1476  OLD 572   3/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9033, 7RT8/2 
                   3/54 D  new into service (Dalston)

RTL1477  OLD 573   3/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9034, 7RT8/2 
                   3/54 D  new into service (Dalston)
                   7/59 PB in store..
                   7/59 NF ..transfer (Northfleet)
                   8/59 C  transfer into store (Athol Street)

RTL1478  OLD 574   3/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9035, 7RT8/2 
                   3/54 D  new into service (Dalston)

RTL1479  OLD 575   3/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9036, 7RT8/2 
                   3/54 D  new into service (Dalston)
                   6/57    from o/h, body 4891, 7RT8
                  12/60    from o/h, body 4856, 7RT8

RTL1480  OLD 576   3/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9037, 7RT8/2 
                   3/54 D  new into service (Dalston)
                   4/57    from o/h, body 4887, 7RT8
                  12/60    from o/h, body 4796, 7RT8

RTL1481  OLD 590   3/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9051, 7RT8/2 
                   3/54 Q  new into service (Camberwell)

RTL1482  OLD 591   3/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9052, 7RT8/2 
                   3/54 Q  new into service (Camberwell)
                  12/60    from o/h, body 4807, 7RT8 

RTL1483  OLD 592   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9053, 7RT8/2 
                   4/54 Q  new into service (Camberwell)
                   1/61    from o/h, body 4865, 7RT8

RTL1484  OLD 593   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9054, 7RT8/2 
                   4/54 SP new into service (Sidcup) 
                   1965    sold to Barton Transport
                   1971    at Ilkeston
RTL1485  OLD 594   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9055, 7RT8/2 
                   4/54 SP new into service (Sidcup) 

RTL1486  OLD 595   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9056, 7RT8/2 
                   4/54 SP new into service (Sidcup) 

RTL1487  OLD 596   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9057, 7RT8/2 
                   4/54 SP new into service (Sidcup) 

RTL1488  OLD 597   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9058, 7RT8/2 
                   4/54 SP new into service (Sidcup) 

RTL1489  OLD 598   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9059, 7RT8/2 
                   4/54 SP new into service (Sidcup) 
                   7/57    from o/h, body 4888, 7RT8
                   1/61    from o/h, body 4892, 7RT8

RTL1490  OLD 599   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9060, 7RT8/2 
                   4/54 SP new into service (Sidcup) 

RTL1491  OLD 600   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9061, 7RT8/2 
                   4/54 WL new into service (Walworth) 
                   3/61    from o/h, body 4835, 7RT8

RTL1492  OLD 601   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9062, 7RT8/2 
                   4/54 WL new into service (Walworth)

RTL1493  OLD 602   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9063, 7RT8/2 
                   4/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)

RTL1494  OLD 603   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9064, 7RT8/2 
                   4/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)

RTL1495  OLD 604   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9065, 7RT8/2 
                   4/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)

RTL1496  OLD 605   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9066, 7RT8/2 
                   4/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)

RTL1497  OLD 606   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9067, 7RT8/2 
                   4/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)

RTL1498  OLD 607   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9068, 7RT8/2 
                   4/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)
                   7/59 FY in store..
                   7/59 NF ..transfer (Northfleet)
                   9/59 M  transfer (Mortlake)

RTL1499  OLD 608   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9069, 7RT8/2 
                   4/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)

RTL bus histories RTL photo references

Ian's Bus Stop RT Contents RTL story RTWs