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.


RTL1500  OLD 609   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9070, 7RT8/2 
                   5/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)

RTL1501  OLD 610   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9071, 7RT8/2 
                   5/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)
                   1962    in use on 185

RTL1502  OLD 611   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9072, 7RT8/2 
                   5/54 D  new into service (Dalston)

RTL1503  OLD 612   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9073, 7RT8/2 
                   5/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)

RTL1504  OLD 613   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9074, 7RT8/2 
                   5/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)

RTL1505  OLD 614   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9075, 7RT8/2 
                   5/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm) 
                           eventually submerged as fish farm, Singapore

RTL1506  OLD 615   4/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9076, 7RT8/2 
                   5/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)

RTL1507  OLD 616   5/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9077, 7RT8/2 
                   5/54 WL new into service (Walworth)

RTL1508  OLD 617   5/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9078, 7RT8/2 
                   5/54 WL new into service (Walworth)

RTL1509  OLD 618   5/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9079, 7RT8/2 
                   5/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)

RTL1510  OLD 619   5/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9080, 7RT8/2 
                   5/54 WL new into service (Walworth)

RTL1511  OLD 618   5/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9081, 7RT8/2 
                   5/54 WL new into service (Walworth)

RTL1512  OLD 621   5/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9082, 7RT8/2 
                   5/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)
                   55-6 CF
                  10/57 CF from o/h
                  10/57 CF used on 3
                  58-60 CF
                  11/61 CF to Aldenham overhaul

RTL1513  OLD 622   5/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9083, 7RT8/2 
                   5/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)

RTL1514  OLD 623   5/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9084, 7RT8/2 
                   5/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)

RTL1515  OLD 624   5/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9085, 7RT8/2 
                   5/54 SW new into service (Stockwell) 
                           sold to Jersey Motor Transport

RTL1516  OLD 625   5/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9086, 7RT8/2 
                   5/54 WL new into service (Walworth) 
                  12/62 AR (Tottenham)
                  12/62 SW transfer (Stockwell)
                   4/65    from o/h, body 4889, 7RT8

RTL1517  OLD 626   5/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9087, 7RT8/2 
                   5/54 WL new into service (Walworth)

RTL1518  OLD 627   5/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9088, 7RT8/2 
                   5/54 Q  new into service (Camberwell)

RTL1519  OLD 628   5/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9089, 7RT8/2 
                   5/54 D  new into service (Dalston)
                        GM used on 11

RTL1520  OLD 629   5/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9090, 7RT8/2 
                   5/54 WL new into service (Walworth)

RTL1521  OLD 630   5/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9091, 7RT8/2 
                   6/54 D  new into service (Dalston)

RTL1522  OLD 631   5/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9092, 7RT8/2 
                   6/54 D  new into service (Dalston)

RTL1523  OLD 632   5/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9093, 7RT8/2 
                   6/54 D  new into service (Dalston)

RTL1524  OLD 633   5/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9094, 7RT8/2 
                   6/54 D  new into service (Dalston)

RTL1525  OLD 634   5/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9095, 7RT8/2 
                   6/54 D  new into service (Dalston)

RTL1526  OLD 635   5/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9096, 7RT8/2 
                   6/54 D  new into service (Dalston)

RTL1527  OLD 636   5/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9097, 7RT8/2 
                   6/54 D  new into service (Dalston)

RTL1528  OLD 637   5/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9098, 7RT8/2 
                   6/54 D  new into service (Dalston)

RTL1529  OLD 638   6/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9099, 7RT8/2 
                   6/54 D  new into service (Dalston)

RTL1530  OLD 639   6/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9100, 7RT8/2 
                   6/54 D  new into service (Dalston)

RTL1531  OLD 640   6/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9101, 7RT8/2 
                   6/54 D  new into service (Dalston)

RTL1532  OLD 641   6/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9102, 7RT8/2 
                   6/54 D  new into service (Dalston)

RTL1533  OLD 642   6/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9103, 7RT8/2 
                   6/54 D  new into service (Dalston)

RTL1534  OLD 643   6/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9104, 7RT8/2 
                   6/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)
                   196*    used on 19

RTL1535  OLD 644   6/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9105, 7RT8/2 
                   6/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)
                   3/65     from o/h, body 4900, 7RT8

RTL1536  OLD 645   6/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9106, 7RT8/2 
                   6/54 D  new into service (Dalston)

RTL1537  OLD 646   6/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9107, 7RT8/2 
                   6/54 D  new into service (Dalston)
                   1954 B  used on 49 (Battersea)
                   1965    sold to Barton (Ilkeston)
                   1970    w/d from service
   
RTL1538  OLD 647   6/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9108, 7RT8/2 
                   6/54 D  new into service (Dalston)
                           used on 159
                   1958    exported to Ceylon

RTL1539  OLD 648   6/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9109, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 Q  new into service (Camberwell)

RTL1540  OLD 649   6/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9110, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 Q  new into service (Camberwell)
                   9/60 WL used on 185

RTL1541  OLD 650   6/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9111, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 Q  new into service (Camberwell)

RTL1542  OLD 651   6/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9112, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 Q  new into service (Camberwell)

RTL1543  OLD 652   6/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9113, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 Q  new into service (Camberwell)

RTL1544  OLD 653   6/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9114, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)

RTL1545  OLD 654   6/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9115, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)
                   1962 B  used on 49

RTL1546  OLD 655   6/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9116, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 U  new into service (Upton Park)
                        CF transfer (Chalk Farm)
                        AC transfer (Willesden)
                   6/56 AC used on Morden Stn - Epsom Downs service
                   8/58    to overhaul

RTL1547  OLD 656   6/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9117, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 U  new into service (Upton Park)

RTL1548  OLD 657   6/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9118, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 U  new into service (Upton Park)
                   8/59    used on 32 to Victoria, Stratford Bdy

RTL1549  OLD 658   6/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9119, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 U  new into service (Upton Park)

RTL1550  OLD 659   7/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9120, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 U  new into service (Upton Park)
                   4/60 SW used on 2A
                   5/65    from o/h, body 4888, 7RT8

RTL1551  OLD 660   7/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9121, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 U  new into service (Upton Park)

RTL1552  OLD 661   7/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9122, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 U  new into service (Upton Park)

RTL1553  OLD 662   7/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9123, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 WL new into service (Walworth)

RTL1554  OLD 663   7/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9124, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)

RTL1555  OLD 664   7/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9125, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 U  new into service (Upton Park)
                   */60 X  used on 18B

RTL1556  OLD 665   7/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9126, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 U  new into service (Upton Park) 
                   1973    film crew mobile cafeteria, Ealing

RTL1557  OLD 666   7/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9127, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)

RTL1558  OLD 777   7/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9128, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 CF new into service (Chalk Farm)

RTL1559  OLD 778   7/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9129, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 U  new into service (Upton Park) 

RTL1560  OLD 779   7/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9130, 7RT8/2 
                   8/54 Q  new into service (Camberwell) 

RTL1561  OLD 780   7/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9131, 7RT8/2 
                   8/54 Q  new into service (Camberwell) 

RTL1562  OLD 781   7/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9132, 7RT8/2 
                   8/54 Q  new into service (Camberwell) 

RTL1563  OLD 782   7/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9133, 7RT8/2 
                   8/54 Q  new into service (Camberwell) 

RTL1564  OLD 783   7/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9134, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 U  new into service (Upton Park) 

RTL1565  OLD 784   7/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9135, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 U  new into service (Upton Park) 

RTL1566  OLD 785   7/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9136, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 SW new into service (Stockwell) 

RTL1567  OLD 786   7/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9137, 7RT8/2 
                   7/54 SW new into service (Stockwell) 
                   4/62 WL on 184 to Westminster, Peckham Rye

RTL1568  OLD 787   8/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9138, 7RT8/2 
                   8/54    into store 
                   3/58 H  into service (Hackney) 

RTL1569  OLD 788   8/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9139, 7RT8/2 
                   8/54    into store 
                   3/58 S  into service (Shepherds Bush) 
                   6/69    Massachusetts, USA 

RTL1570  OLD 789   8/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9140, 7RT8/2 
                   8/54    into store 
                   3/58 S  into service (Shepherds Bush) 

RTL1571  OLD 790   8/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9141, 7RT8/2 
                   8/54    into store 
                   3/58 X  into service (Middle Row, Kensington) 

RTL1572  OLD 791   8/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9142, 7RT8/2 
                   8/54    into store 
                   3/58 AP into service (Seven Kings) 
                  12/67    1800 Restaurant, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 

RTL1573  OLD 792   8/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9143, 7RT8/2 
                   8/54    into store 
                   3/58 WG into service (West Green)
 
RTL1574  OLD 793   8/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9144, 7RT8/2 
                   8/54    into store 
                   3/58 B  into service (Battersea) 
                        D  used on 47

RTL1575  OLD 794   8/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9145, 7RT8/2 
                   8/54    into store 
                   3/58 WL into service (Walworth)
 
RTL1576  OLD 795   8/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9146, 7RT8/2 
                   8/54    into store 
                   3/58 WG into service (West Green) 

RTL1577  OLD 796   8/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9147, 7RT8/2 
                   8/54    into store 
                   3/58 X  into service (Middle Row, Kensington)

RTL1578  OLD 797   8/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9148, 7RT8/2 
                   8/54    into store 
                   3/58 Q  into service (Camberwell)
 
RTL1579  OLD 798   8/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9149, 7RT8/2 
                   8/54    into store 
                   3/58 WG into service (West Green) 

RTL1580  OLD 799   9/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9150, 7RT8/2 
                   9/54    into store 
                   3/58 WL into service (Walworth)

RTL1581  OLD 800   9/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9151, 7RT8/2 
                   9/54    into store 
                   3/58 CL into service (Clay Hall)

RTL1582  OLD 801   9/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9152, 7RT8/2 
                   9/54    into store
                   9/54    at Aldenham, new 
                   3/58 AF into service (Chelverton Road, Putney)
                   */60    on 30 to Roehampton
                   1/62 S  from o/h
                   1/62 S  used on 220

RTL1583  OLD 802   9/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9153, 7RT8/2 
                   9/54    into store 
                   3/58 H  into service (Hackney)

RTL1584  OLD 803   9/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9154, 7RT8/2 
                   9/54    into store 
                   3/58 B  into service (Battersea)

RTL1585  OLD 804   9/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9155, 7RT8/2 
                   9/54    into store 
                   3/58 SW into service (Stockwell)

RTL1586  OLD 805   9/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9156, 7RT8/2 
                   9/54    into store 
                   3/58 SW into service (Stockwell)
                   7/67 W  transfer, used on 142
                   1968 W  withdrawn

RTL1587  OLD 806   9/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9157, 7RT8/2 
                   9/54    into store 
                   3/58 X  into service (Middle Row, Kensington), used on 28, no ads

RTL1588  OLD 807   9/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9158, 7RT8/2 
                   9/54    into store 
                   3/58 CL into service (Clay Hall) 
                  11/59 C  transfer (Athol Street)
                   1960 C  used on 82
                   5/61 PR transfer (C closes)

RTL1589  OLD 808   9/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9159, 7RT8/2 
                   9/54    into store 
                   3/58 CA into service (Clapham)

RTL1590  OLD 809   9/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9160, 7RT8/2 
                   9/54    into store
                   3/58 U  into service (Upton Park)
                   3/59 WG transfer (West Green)
                   6/60 WG used on 217

RTL1591  OLD 810   9/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9161, 7RT8/2 
                   9/54    into store 
                   3/58 CL into service (Clay Hall) 
                   1965 SW used on 68

RTL1592  OLD 811   9/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9162, 7RT8/2 
                   9/54    into store 
                   3/58 WL into service (Walworth) 

RTL1593  OLD 812   9/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9163, 7RT8/2 
                   9/54    into store 
                   2/58 WL into service (Walworth) 

RTL1594  OLD 814   9/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9165, 7RT8/2 
                   9/54    into store 
                   2/58 WL into service (Walworth) 

RTL1595  OLD 815   9/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9166, 7RT8/2 
                   9/54    into store 
                   2/58 WL into service (Walworth) 

RTL1596  OLD 816   9/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9167, 7RT8/2 
                   9/54    into store 
                   2/58 WL into service (Walworth) 

RTL1597  OLD 817   9/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9168, 7RT8/2 
                   9/54    into store 
                   3/58 BK into service (Barking) 
                        WN used on 40

RTL1598  OLD 818   9/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9169, 7RT8/2 
                   9/54    into store 
                   3/58 C  into service (Athol Street, Poplar) 

RTL1599  OLD 819   9/54    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 9170, 7RT8/2 
                   9/54    into store 
                   3/58 Q  into service (Camberwell)

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