The LONDON TRANSPORT STDs

This page created 28th October 1998, updated 25th January 2005

The Pre-war STDs: Bus Histories

These histories are far from complete. They have been put together from data collected from a variety of sources, and may be inaccurate. Please do not quote them as authoritative! If you have contributions to add, or corrections, please send them to me.

overhauls:
1) 9/38-3/39 (2STD1/1 converted to 1STD1)
2) 7/40-8/41 (some chassis in 1940, body in 1941)
3) 6/42-9/43
4) 6/44-6/46
5) 8/47-2/50
6) 6/50-

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1STD1: crash gearbox, 56 seats (H30/26R)

STD 1  DLU 311  4/37  AE new for 183 (Hendon)
                9/39  AE delicensed, then relicensed
                194*  AE used on 113, oxide roof 
               11/47  AE used on 183
                1950  AE used on 183
                         repainted red with cream band
                1/52  AE used on 13
               11/53     withdrawn
               12/53     sold
                         contractor's bus (Yuille, Larkhill)

STD 2  DLU 312  4/37  AE new for 183 (Hendon)
                9/39  AE delicensed, then relicensed
                         repainted red with cream band
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield) 
                9/54     sold


STD 3  DLU 313  4/37  AE new for 183 (Hendon)
                9/39  AE delicensed, then relicensed
                195*     repainted red with cream band
               12/53     sold
                         scrapped

STD 4  DLU 314  4/37  AE new for 183 (Hendon)
                9/39  AE delicensed
                9/54     sold
              
STD 5  DLU 315  4/37  AE new for 183 (Hendon)
                9/39  AE delicensed, then relicensed
               10/44  GM transfer for 22 (Victoria)
                8/45  AE transfer
                9/54     sold
              
STD 6  DLU 316  4/37  AE new for 183 (Hendon)
                9/39  AE delicensed, then relicensed
               12/54     sold
                         bought by Smiths, Reading
              
STD 7  DLU 317  4/37  AE new for 183 (Hendon)
                9/39  AE delicensed, then relicensed
                      W  transfer (Cricklewood)
               10/42  GM transfer for 16 (Victoria)
               10/44  GM reallocated for 22
                8/45  AE transfer
                9/54     sold

STD 8  DLU 318  4/37  AE new for 183 (Hendon)
                9/39  AE delicensed, then relicensed
                1955     sold
              
STD 9  DLU 319  4/37  AE new for 183 (Hendon)
                9/39  AE delicensed, then relicensed
                9/54     sold
              
STD10  DLU 320  4/37  AE new for 183 (Hendon)
                9/39  AE delicensed, then relicensed
                         withdrawn from service
                         used as trainer
                1955     sold

STD11  DLU 321  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                9/39  AE delicensed, then relicensed
               12/54     sold

STD12  DLU 322  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1937  AE on 52
                9/39  AE delicensed, then relicensed
               12/53     sold

STD13  DLU 323  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                9/39  AE delicensed, then relicensed
               10/44  GM transfer for 22 (Victoria)
                8/45  AE transfer
                1955     sold

STD14  DLU 324  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                5/39  AE used on summer Sundays 3A
                9/39  AE delicensed, then relicensed
                war:  AE used on 142
                9/54     sold

STD15  DLU 325  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                9/39  AE delicensed, then relicensed
                9/39  HF transferred to Country Area (Hatfield)
               10/39  W  transfer to Central Area for 16 (Cricklewood)
               10/42  AE transfer
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                9/54     sold

STD16  DLU 326  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                6/37  AE used on 121
                1939  AE used on 112
                9/39  AE delicensed, then relicensed
                      W  transfer (Cricklewood)
               10/42  GM transfer for 16 (Victoria)
               10/44  GM reallocated to 22
                8/45  AE transfer
                         withdrawn from service
                         used as trainer
                9/55     sold to North, Leeds (dealer)
                1957     scrapped

STD17  DLU 327  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                9/39  AE delicensed, then relicensed
                         repainted red with cream band
                6/51  AE used on 13
                1953  AE used on 113
                1/54     sold

STD18  DLU 328  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                9/54     sold
              
STD19  DLU 329  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                9/54     sold
              
STD20  DLU 330  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                9/54     sold
              
STD21  DLU 331  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
               11/54     sold
              
STD22  DLU 332  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                9/39  ST transferred to Country Area (Staines)
               10/39  W  transfer to Central Area for 16 (Cricklewood)
               10/42  GM transfer (on 16) (Victoria)
               12/42  GM repaint: brown
               10/44  GM re-allocated to 22
                1945  AE overhaul
                8/45  AE transfer
                6/51  AE used on 183
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                         repainted red with cream band
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                4/52  E  used on 107
                1955     sold

STD23  DLU 333  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                         repainted red with cream band
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                1953  E  used on 107
               10/53  E  withdrawn from service
               12/53     sold to W.North (Leeds)
                         converted to flatbed lorry
                6/59     with Magnet Joinery Co, Bingley 

STD24  DLU 334  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                      W  transfer (Cricklewood)
               10/42  GM transfer for 16 (Victoria)
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                1955     sold
             
STD25  DLU 335  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                         repainted red with cream band
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                1953  E  used on excursions
               12/53     sold

STD26  DLU 336  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1937  AE used on 16
                1948  AE used on 183
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                         repainted red with cream band
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                7/52  E  used on PVS Circle trip to Oxford
                         withdrawn from service
                         used as trainer
                1955     sold

STD27  DLU 337  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                      W  transfer (Cricklewood)
               10/42  GM transfer for 16 (Victoria)
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                         withdrawn from service
                         used as trainer
                3/55     withdrawn for sale
                1955     sold
              
STD28  DLU 338  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1955     sold
              
STD29  DLU 339  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1937  AE used on 13
                1939  AE used on 13
                9/39  LS transferred to Country Area (Luton)
                9/39  SA transfer (St.Albans)
               10/39  W  transferred back to Central area for 16 (Cricklewood)
               10/42  GM transfer for 16 (Victoria)
                1950     overhauled, repainted red with cream band 
                1952  AE used on 183
                9/54     sold

STD30  DLU 340  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1955     sold
              
STD31  DLU 341  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
               12/54     sold
              
STD32  DLU 342  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               12/51  AE on 183, red, cream band
               12/53     sold

STD33  DLU 343  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                9/54     sold
              
STD34  DLU 344  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1948  AE used on 113
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                         withdrawn from service
                         used as trainer
                3/55     withdrawn for sale
                1955     sold
              
STD35  DLU 345  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               12/54     sold
              
STD36  DLU 346  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                9/50  AE used on 113 
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                1/54     sold to North (Leeds)
                         bought by Hutfields Coaches, Warwick
	
STD37  DLU 347  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               10/44  GM transfer for 22 (Victoria)
                8/45  AE transfer
                1/54  AE used on 183
                9/54     sold
              
STD38  DLU 348  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1937  AE used on 13
                1948  AE used on 13
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                9/54     sold

STD39  DLU 349  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                8/37  AE used on 28
                9/39  LS transferred to Country Area (Luton)
                9/39  SA transfer (St.Albans)
               10/39  W  transfer back to Central area for 16 (Cricklewood)
               10/42  AE transfer
                1955     sold
          
STD40  DLU 350  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                9/54     sold
              
STD41  DLU 351  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1955     sold
              
STD42  DLU 352  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1937  AE on 13
                1955     sold

STD43  DLU 353  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                         withdrawn from service
                         used as trainer
                3/55     withdrawn for sale
                1955     sold
              
STD44  DLU 354  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                         repainted red, cream band
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                1952  E  used on Floodlighting Tour
                1/54     sold
              
STD45  DLU 355  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1937  AE on 52
                      EW used on 113
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                1955     sold

STD46  DLU 356  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1955     sold
              
STD47  DLU 357  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                9/39  LS transferred to Country Area (Luton)
                9/39  SA transfer (St.Albans)
               10/39  W  transfer to Central Area for 16 (Cricklewood)
               10/42  GM transfer (on 16) (Victoria)
               10/44  GM re-allocated to 22
                8/45  AE transfer
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                */54  E  used on 107
               12/54     sold
            
STD48  DLU 358  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                2/43  AE repaint: brown
                1945  AE overhaul, repaint red
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                1/54     sold
                         contractors bus (Yuille, Larkhill)
              
STD49  DLU 359  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                      W  stored (Cricklewood)
               10/39  W  allocated to 16
               10/42  GM transfer (on 16) (Victoria)
               10/44  GM re-allocated to 22
                8/45  AE transfer
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                9/54     sold
              
STD50  DLU 360  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1955     bought by Campbells of Fenwick
                         contractors bus (Yuille, Larkhill)
              
STD51  DLU 361  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1949  AE used on 183
                9/54     sold
              
STD52  DLU 362  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                         repainted red with cream band
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                1952  E  used on 107
               12/54     sold

STD53  DLU 363  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                1955     sold
              
STD54  DLU 364  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107
                1955     sold
              
STD55  DLU 365  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1/54  AE used on 183
                1955     sold to Vernons Pools, Liverpool, staff bus
              
STD56  DLU 366  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                9/39  HF transferred to Country Area (Hatfield)
               10/39  W  transfer to Central Area for 16 (Cricklewood)
               10/42  GM transfer (on 16) (Victoria)
               10/44  GM re-allocated to 22
                8/45  AE transfer
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                1955     sold
            
STD57  DLU 367  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               12/42  AE repaint: brown/cream/black/red oxide
                1945  AE overhaul, repaint red/white/black/brown
                      AE used on 13
                         repainted red with cream band
               12/51  AE on 183
                9/54     sold

STD58  DLU 368  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                9/39  HF transferred to Country Area (Hatfield)
               10/39  W  transfer to Central Area for 16 (Cricklewood)
               10/42  GM transfer (on 16) (Victoria)
               10/44  GM re-allocated to 22
                8/45  AE transfer
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                1955     sold
           
STD59  DLU 369  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1955     sold
              
STD60  DLU 370  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1/43  AE repaint: brown
                1945  AE overhaul, repaint red
                1955     sold
                         contractors bus (Yuille, Larkhill)
              
STD61  DLU 371  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                1/54     sold
               		
STD62  DLU 372  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                         repainted red with cream band
                1952  AE used on 113
                1955     sold
               11/55     bought by T.A.Wright, Southend-on-Sea:
                         contract work for Bata shoe company
                1957     sold to F.Cowley (Salford)
                         converted to a lorry

STD63  DLU 373  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1951  AE on 13,  red roof
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                         repainted red with cream band
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                1952  E  on 107A
                9/54     sold

STD64  DLU 374  5/37  AE new for service (Hendon)
                9/37  AE used on 83A
               c1939  AE used on 142
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                1/54     sold

STD65  DLU 375  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1937  AE on 13
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                9/52  E  used on Excursion 33 to London Airport
               12/54     sold
                         contractors bus (Yuille, Larkhill)

STD66  DLU 376  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1/43  AE repaint: brown
                1945  AE overhaul, repaint red
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                1955     sold
              
STD67  DLU 377  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1/43  AE repaint: brown
                1945  AE overhaul, repaint red
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                9/54     sold
              
STD68  DLU 378  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                9/39  LS transferred to Country Area (Luton)
                9/39  SA transfer (St.Albans)
               10/39  W  transfer to Central Area for 16 (Cricklewood)
                         repainted red with cream upper window surrounds
                6/51  AE used on 13
                1953  AE used on 13
                1955     sold	

STD69  DLU 379  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                9/54     sold
              
STD70  DLU 380  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                         repainted red with cream upper window surrounds
                1949  AE on 13
                1955     sold		

STD71  DLU 381  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                         repainted red with cream upper window surrounds		
                6/49  AE used on Morden - Epsom	Race specials
                1955     sold
                         contractors bus (Yuille, Larkhill)
              
STD72  DLU 382  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                9/39  LS transfer to Country Area (Luton)
                9/39  SA transfer (St.Albans)
                9/39     stored
                1939  W  transfer back to Central Area for 16 (Cricklewood)
                4/41  AE transfer
                1950     o/h, repainted red with cream band
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                1952  E  used on 107A
               11/54     sold
                1955     in service with Hutfield's Coaches, Warwick
                4/58     at Young's International Cars, Grays
              
STD73  DLU 383  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                         repainted red with cream band 
                1/52  AE on 113
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                1953  E  used on 107
                         withdrawn from service
                      T  trainer (Leyton)
                      WG trainer (West Green)
                9/54     sold to Max Speed Transport

STD74  DLU 384  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                9/39  HF transferred to Country Area (Hatfield)
               10/39  W  transfer back to Central area for 16 (Cricklewood)
               10/42  AE transfer
                6/54  AE on 183
                6/54  AE withdrawn
                1/55     sold to W.North (Leeds)
                */55     bought by Smiths, Reading
                57-7     Smiths
                1958     withdrawn from normal service
                         converted to open-top
                1961     sold to showman
                1964     in existence
              
STD75  DLU 385  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1/54  AE on 183, red, cream band
               11/54     sold	

STD76  DLU 386  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                9/39  LS transferred to Country Area (Luton)
                9/39  SA transfer (St.Albans)
               10/39  W  transfer back to Central area for 16 (Cricklewood)
               10/42  AE transfer
               12/42  AE repaint: brown
                1945  AE overhaul, repaint red
               11/51  AE on 13, red, cream band		
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
               12/53     sold

STD77  DLU 387  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               c1948  AE used on 113
                1955     sold
              
STD78  DLU 388  6/37  AE new for service (Hendon)
                5/55     bought by Hamster's Operatic society as dormitory
                3/56     with Hamster's
                1959     in use with Hamster's
                         vandalised
                8/62     sold for scrap
              
STD79  DLU 389  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1955     sold
              
STD80  DLU 390  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1955     sold
              
STD81  DLU 391  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                9/39  ST transferred to Country Area (Staines)
               10/39  W  transfer back to Central area for 16 (Cricklewood)
               10/42  AE transfer
                1955     sold
              
STD82  DLU 392  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1955     sold to Manchester School of Motoring, trainer
              
STD83  DLU 393  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               38-51  AE
                         repainted red with cream uppers
                1952  AE used on 183
                6/54     withdrawn from service
                      HW used as trainer (Southall)
                      SW trainer (Stockwell)
                      NB trainer (Norbiton)
                3/55     withdrawn for sale
                1955     sold for service
              
STD84  DLU 394  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1955     sold
              
STD85  DLU 395  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               c1938  AE used on 16
                1955     sold
              
STD86  DLU 396  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               12/54     sold
              
STD87  DLU 397  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                6/54  AE on 183
                6/54  AE withdrawn
                1955     sold
                         contractors bus (Smiths, Reading)
              
STD88  DLU 398  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1937  AE on 52
                1955     sold

STD89  DLU 399  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1955     sold
              
STD90  DLU 400 10/37  AE new for 13, 16, 28, 52, 83/A, 113, 121, 183 (last delivered) (Hendon)
                6/54  AE on 183 (last service run)
                6/54  AE withdrawn
                7/54  EW in store at Edgware
                1955     bought for service with Frank Smith, Itchington, Warwickshire
                5/60     acquired for preservation
                         vandalised beyond repair (there's nothing new)
                8/62     scrapped
              
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2STD1/1, torque converter, 55 seats (H29/26R), until 1939 overhaul, then 1STD1

STD91  DLU 401  1/37     delivered new to Chiswick for testing (first delivery)
                7/37  AE into service (Hendon)
               11/51  AE on 13, red, cream uppers
                1955     sold
	
STD92  DLU 402  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               c1938  AE used on 83
                1/54  AE used on 183
                         withdrawn from service
                         used as trainer
                1955     sold
              
STD93  DLU 403  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                3/39     overhaul: exchanged body with STD96
               12/54     sold
                         bought by Smiths, Reading

STD94  DLU 404  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1955     sold
              
STD95  DLU 405  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1937  AE on 13
                9/39  ST transferred to Country Area (Staines)
               10/39  W  transfer back to Central area for 16 (Cricklewood)
               10/42  AE transfer
                1949  AE on Epsom Race special
                1950     on Epsom Race special, red / cream uppers
                1955     sold	

STD96  DLU 406  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                3/39     overhaul: exchanged body with STD93
                         withdrawn from service
                         used as trainer
                3/55     withdrawn for sale
                7/55     sold to Cullings Coaches, Claxton
                4/60     in service
               11/61     disposed

STD97  DLU 407  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
               12/52     last overhaul
                6/53     withdrawn
                6/54  AE on 183
                6/54  AE withdrawn
                7/54  EW in store at Edgware
                1955     sold
              
STD98  DLU 408  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1938  AE on 183
               12/51  EW stored (Edgware)
                2/52  E  transfer for 107 (Enfield)
                         withdrawn from service
                         used as trainer
                3/55     withdrawn for sale
                1955     sold for service

STD99  DLU 409  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)v
                1955     sold
              
STD100 DLU 410  1937  AE new for service (Hendon)
                1953  AE used on 183
                1955     sold
Bus Stop prewar STDs histories photo refs war-STDs