The Roof-Box STLs, STL 1614-2647 (Total 1034)

This page created 3rd March 1999, updated 30th August 2018.

Roofbox Bus Histories

These histories are unavoidably incomplete. They are being compiled as I glean information from a variety of sources: books, magazines, photo captions, and not all of the sources agree! So these lists inevitably contain errors, (including some made by me:-)

They are also in several parts, as there were over a thousand of the roofbox buses!
STL1614-2013 STL2014-2188 STL2189-2515 STL2516-2647

STL 2516-2647 The Ultimate STLs (Total 132) 15STL16

Chassis : A173 direct injection diesel engine, flexibly mounted. Deeper radiator. Brake auto-adjusters, auto lubrication. Bodies : Chiswick Roof box, openable lower windscreen, wheel discs.

 
STL2516  FJJ 676  1/39    chassis delivered 
                  5/39 HW into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  3/49    chassis converted and rebodied to SRT 7

STL2517  FJJ 677  5/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                           repainted green with cream upper window surrounds
                  1949 LH used on 470 (Leatherhead) 
                 10/49    chassis converted and rebodied to SRT101

STL2518  FJJ 678  4/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 c1940 AK used on 159
                  3/49 D  used on 11
                  3/49    body rebuilt at Mann-Egerton
                  4/49    chassis to conversion to SRT
                  9/49    rebodied to SRT74

STL2519  FJJ 679  6/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  4/49:   chassis converted and rebodied to SRT23

STL2520  FJJ 680  5/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  1947 GM used on 10
                  1948    chassis to SRT conversion
                  3/49    chassis rebodied to SRT2

STL2521  FJJ 681  5/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 10/49    chassis converted and rebodied to SRT91

STL2522  FJJ 682  6/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                 10/49:   chassis converted and rebodied to SRT84

STL2523  FJJ 683  6/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  6/41    repainted green/white/black/brown/war
                       LH (Leatherhead)
                  9/46 RE transfer for 721 GreenLine (Romford) in Greenline livery (green/green) 
                  47-8 RE used on 721/722
                 12/48 RE withdrawn for SRT conversion
                  6/49    chassis converted and rebodied to SRT56

STL2524  FJJ 684  6/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  4/49    chassis converted and rebodied to SRT35

STL2525  FJJ 685  6/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                 10/53    w/d from stock
                 10/56    bought by Graham's Coaches, North Cray
                  6/57    sold

STL2526  FJJ 686  6/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  3/49    chassis converted and rebodied to SRT14

STL2527  FJJ 687  5/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  6/49    chassis converted and rebodied to SRT68

STL2528  FJJ 688  6/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  6/41    repainted green/white/black/brown/war
                       SA (St Albans)
                  9/46 RE transfer for 721 GreenLine (Romford)
                  1948 RE in use on 721
                  6/48 RG loaned for Derby Day 406F
                 12/48 RE withdrawn for SRT conversion
                  5/49    chassis converted and rebodied to SRT36

STL2529  FJJ 689  4/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 11/49     converted and rebodied to SRT124

STL2530  FJJ 690  5/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  3/49    chassis converted and rebodied to SRT 3

STL2531  FJJ 691  5/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  3/41    repainted green/white/black/brown/war
                  4/49    chassis converted and rebodied to SRT25

STL2532  FJJ 692  6/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  4/49    chassis converted and rebodied to SRT27

STL2533  FJJ 693  6/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                 11/49    chassis converted and rebodied to SRT109

STL2534  FJJ 694  6/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                 11/49    chassis converted and rebodied to SRT119

STL2535  FJJ 695  5/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  war     damaged by air attack
                  8/44    sent to Hassells Ltd, Longton, Soke-on-Trent, for repair
                  4/45    returned to LT, wityh red valance above driver's cab
                  post CF used on 24 (Chalk Farm)
                  4/46    to overhaul
                  6/49    chassis converted and rebodied to SRT59

STL2536  FJJ 696  6/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                  4/49    converted and rebodied to SRT34

STL2537  FJJ 697  7/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  6/49    converted and rebodied to SRT66

STL2538  FJJ 698  7/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 10/49    converted and rebodied to SRT96

STL2539  FJJ 699  5/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                  9/49    converted and rebodied to SRT75

STL2540  FJJ 700  5/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  3/49    converted and rebodied to SRT6

STL2541  FJJ 701  6/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                 11/49    converted and rebodied to SRT116

STL2542  FJJ 702  5/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  6/41    repainted green/white/black/brown/war
                          repainted green, cream upper window surrounds
                  1948 SJ used on 703 (Swanley)
                 11/49    converted and rebodied to SRT118

STL2543  FJJ 703  5/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                          repainted green with cream upper window surrounds
                  1951 SJ on 703 to Wrotham, 15STL16 (Swanley)
                  9/53    w/d from stock

STL2544  FJJ 704  2/39    body fitted (first)
                  3/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 11/49    converted and rebodied to SRT108

STL2545  FJJ 705  5/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  5/49    converted and rebodied to SRT48

STL2546  FJJ 706  4/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 11/49    converted and rebodied to SRT107

STL2547  FJJ 707  5/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  3/49    converted and rebodied to SRT15

STL2548  FJJ 708  5/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                 11/49    converted and rebodied to SRT105

STL2549  FJJ 709  5/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                 10/49    converted and rebodied to SRT87

STL2550  FJJ 710  4/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 11/49    converted and rebodied to SRT111

STL2551  FJJ 711  5/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  1941    used on 159
                  5/49    converted and rebodied to SRT45

STL2552  FJJ 712  6/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                  6/49    converted and rebodied to SRT71

STL2553  FJJ 713  5/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                 10/49    converted and rebodied to SRT102

STL2554  FJJ 714  4/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                       Q  used on skid-pan at Chiswick
                 11/49    converted and rebodied to SRT114

STL2555  FJJ 715  5/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  1948 HW used on 92
                 11/49    converted and rebodied to SRT104

STL2556  FJJ 716  5/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  3/49    converted and rebodied to SRT18

STL2557  FJJ 717  5/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  3/49    converted and rebodied to SRT11

STL2558  FJJ 718  5/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                  war  TG used on Green Line 40
                  post    used on 406
                  9/49    converted and rebodied to SRT77

STL2559  FJJ 719  5/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                 10/49    converted and rebodied to SRT99

STL2560  FJJ 720  5/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 10/49    converted and rebodied to SRT94

STL2561  FJJ 721  5/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  3/49    converted and rebodied to SRT10

STL2562  FJJ 722  5/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                 12/48    rebuilt by Mann-Egerton
                          repainted green, cream upper window surrounds
                  1948 RE transfer for 721 during Daimler overhauls (Romford)
                  6/49 EP loaned, used on 339 (Epping)
                          repainted green cream band 
                  1952 GY used on 323, 323B, 371A (Grays)
                  9/53    w/d from stock

STL2563  FJJ 723  5/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  9/40 AK body destroyed in air attack, route 159
                  9/44    sent to Cardiff Corporation Transport for repair
                 11/44    returned to LT without repair (too bad)
                 12/44    fitted with replacement STL14 body
                  6/49    converted and rebodied to SRT63

STL2564  FJJ 724  4/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 11/49    converted and rebodied to SRT115

STL2565  FJJ 725  4/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  1939 HW used on 17
                  3/49    converted and rebodied to SRT12

STL2566  FJJ 726  3/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 10/49:    converted and rebodied to SRT93

STL2567  FJJ 727  3/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 10/49:    converted and rebodied to SRT90

STL2568  FJJ 728  3/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 11/48 HW used on 55, red/white/black/brown
                 11/49    converted and rebodied to SRT123

STL2569  FJJ 729  3/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  1939 HW used on 17.  
                 10/49    converted and rebodied to SRT98

STL2570  FJJ 730  3/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  9/48    body rebuilt at Mann-Egerton
                          repainted red, cream uppers
                 10/48 HW used on 55
                  6/49    chassis converted and rebodied to SRT72

STL2571  FJJ 731  3/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  5/49    converted and rebodied to SRT46

STL2572  FJJ 732  3/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  6/49    converted and rebodied to SRT70

STL2573  FJJ 733  4/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  6/49    converted and rebodied to SRT69

STL2574  FJJ 734  3/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  9/49    converted and rebodied to SRT78

STL2575  FJJ 735  4/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  9/49    converted and rebodied to SRT76

STL2576  FJJ 736  4/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  3/41    repainted green/white/black/brown/war
                  4/49    converted and rebodied to SRT29

STL2577  FJJ 737  8/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  4/49    converted and rebodied to SRT22

STL2578  FJJ 738  4/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 10/49    converted and rebodied to SRT97

STL2579  FJJ 739  4/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 10/49    converted and rebodied to SRT100

STL2580  FJJ 740  4/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                       HW used on 55
                  1946 AK used on 118 (Streatham)
                 11/49    converted and rebodied to SRT112

STL2581  FJJ 741  4/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 11/49    converted and rebodied to SRT117

STL2582  FJJ 742  4/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 11/49    converted and rebodied to SRT110

STL2583  FJJ 743  4/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 11/49    converted and rebodied to SRT121

STL2584  FJJ 744  4/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  3/41    repainted green/white/black/brown/war
                          repainted green, cream uppers
                  9/54 HN used on 303 (Hitchin)
                 10/54    w/d from stock
                  1/55    converted to furniture van for Exeloak

STL2585  FJJ 745  4/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 11/49    converted and rebodied to SRT122

STL2586  FJJ 746  5/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  3/41    repainted green/white/black/brown/war
                  4/41 MA used on 353 (Berkhamsted Stn - Windsor) (Amersham)
                  2/49    converted and rebodied to SRT1

STL2587  FJJ 747  5/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  5/49    converted and rebodied to SRT40

STL2588  FJJ 748  5/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  war     damaged by air attack
                  9/44    sent to Croft Body & Engineering Co Ltd, Glasgow, for repair
                  3/45    returned to LT with non-opening front windows
                  9/49    converted and rebodied to SRT80

STL2589  FJJ 749  5/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 11/49    converted and rebodied to SRT113

STL2590  FJJ 750  6/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 10/40 B  from o/h (Battersea)
                  3/49    converted and rebodied to SRT16

STL2591  FJJ 751  6/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                  5/49    converted and rebodied to SRT49

STL2592  FJJ 752  6/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  5/49    converted and rebodied to SRT44

STL2593  FJJ 753  6/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  war     damaged by air attack
                  8/44    sent to North Western Road Car Co Ltd, Stockport, for repair
                 10/44    returned to LT
                  5/49    converted and rebodied to SRT54

STL2594  FJJ 754  6/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  3/49    converted and rebodied to SRT13

STL2595  FJJ 755  6/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                  1/50 LH used on 468 to Chessington Zoo
                  4/53    sold to W.North, (Leeds)
                          bought by W.C.French for spares
                          engineless hulk bought by Todhunter for Children's playground
                  1958    playbus

STL2596  FJJ 756  6/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  3/49    converted and rebodied to SRT5

STL2597  FJJ 757  9/39 ON new into service, (Alperton), 15STL16
                          repainted red with two cream bands
                 11/48 HW used on 55 (Hanwell)
                 10/49    converted and rebodied to SRT86

STL2598  FJJ 758  7/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 11/49    converted and rebodied to SRT103

STL2599  FJJ 759  6/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  5/49    converted and rebodied to SRT39

STL2600  FJJ 760  7/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                          repainted green with cream upper window surrounds
                  6/53    used on 406F, Epsom Stn & Epsom Downs
                  8/53    sold to Norths, Leeds
                  4/54    bought by Steele, A1 Service, Kilmarnock
                          fitted with driver's door, roofbox retained
                  8/57    A1 Service
                  6/58    withdrawn

STL2601  FXT 49   6/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  5/49    converted and rebodied to SRT42

STL2602  FXT 50   6/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 10/49    converted and rebodied to SRT85

STL2603  FXT 51   6/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 10/49    converted and rebodied to SRT89

STL2604  FXT 52   7/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                          repainted red, two cream bands
                  1948 AK (Streatham)
                  9/49    converted and rebodied to SRT81

STL2605  FXT 53   7/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                  3/49    converted and rebodied to SRT 4

STL2606  FXT 54   6/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  5/49    converted and rebodied to SRT53

STL2607  FXT 55   7/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  6/41    repainted green/white/black/brown/war
                  1943 LH (Leatherhead)
                  8/46 RE transfer for 721 GreenLine (Romford): ads removed
                  1948    full Greenline livery
                  6/49    converted and rebodied to SRT65 (body #175 to STL2069)

STL2608  FXT 56   7/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                  1943 LH used on 408 (Leatherhead)
                  3/49    converted and rebodied to SRT 8

STL2609  FXT 57   7/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                       SA (St.Albans)
                  1/48 SA into store
                  4/49    converted and rebodied to SRT32

STL2610  FXT 58   8/39 ON new into service, (Alperton), 15STL16
                  5/49    converted and rebodied to SRT52

STL2611  FXT 59   7/39 DT new into service, (Dartford), 15STL16
                 10/49    converted and rebodied to SRT92

STL2612  FXT 60   8/39 DT new into service, (Dartford), 15STL16
                 11/39 GY transfer for GreenLine Z1 (Grays)
                 11/42 SA used on 338 (St.Albans)
                  3/49    converted and rebodied to SRT 9

STL2613  FXT 61   8/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  4/49    converted and rebodied to SRT24

STL2614  FXT 62   7/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                  4/49    converted and rebodied to SRT19

STL2615  FXT 63   8/39 DT new into service, (Dartford), 15STL16
                  1946 WA used on 321 (Watford High Street)
                  1949 WA stored out of use in yard
                  3/49    converted and rebodied to SRT17

STL2616  FXT 64   8/39 DT new into service, (Dartford), 15STL16
                  4/49    converted and rebodied to SRT20

STL2617  FXT 65   8/39 DT new into service, (Dartford), 15STL16
                 11/39 GY used on Greenline Z2 (Grays) 
                  5/49    converted and rebodied to SRT50

STL2618  FXT 66   7/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                   war    body badly damaged in air raid: heavy rebuild  
                  9/49    converted and rebodied to SRT79

STL2619  FXT 67   8/39 DT new into service, (Dartford), 15STL16
                 11/39 GY used on Greenline Z2 (Grays) 
                  4/49    converted and rebodied to SRT26

STL2620  FXT 68   8/39 DT new into service, (Dartford), 15STL16
                  4/49    converted and rebodied to SRT21

STL2621  FXT 69   9/39 ON new into service, (Alperton), 15STL16/1, experimental mudguard
                  8/50    w/d from stock

STL2622  FXT 70   8/39 ON new into service, (Alperton), 15STL16
                  4/49    converted and rebodied to SRT33

STL2623  FXT 71   8/39 DT new into service, (Dartford), 15STL16
                  3/41 GY used on Greenline 59 (Grays) 
                  6/49    converted and rebodied to SRT60

STL2624  FXT 72   8/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  5/49    converted and rebodied to SRT37

STL2625  FXT 73   8/39 ON new into service, (Alperton), 15STL16
                  6/41    repainted green/white/black/brown/war
                       LH (Leatherhead)
                  9/46 RE transfer for 721 GreenLine (Romford)
                 12/48 RE withdrawn for SRT conversion
                  5/49    converted and rebodied to SRT

STL2626  FXT 74   8/39 DT new into service, (Dartford), 15STL16
                  1941 SA used on 338
                  6/49    converted and rebodied to SRT62

STL2627  FXT 75   8/39 DT new into service, (Dartford), 15STL16
                  4/49    converted and rebodied to SRT28 (body to STL2146)

STL2628  FXT 76   8/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                       WA used on 321 (Watford High Street)
                  1949 WA stored out of use in yard
                  6/49    converted and rebodied to SRT55

STL2629  FXT 77   8/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  5/49    converted and rebodied to SRT47

STL2630  FXT 78   7/39 DT new into service, (Dartford), 15STL16
                 10/49    converted and rebodied to SRT95

STL2631  FXT 79   7/39 NF new into service, (Northfleet), 15STL16
                 10/49    converted and rebodied to SRT88

STL2632  FXT 80   8/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                 12/48 HW used on 55
                 12/48 HW withdrawn, still red/white/black/brown
                  5/49    converted and rebodied to SRT43

STL2633  FXT 81   8/39 DT new into service, (Dartford), 15STL16
                  9/49    converted and rebodied to SRT73

STL2634  FXT 82   8/39 DT new into service, (Dartford), 15STL16
                 11/49    converted and rebodied to SRT120

STL2635  FXT 83   9/39 ON new into service, (Alperton), 15STL16
                  4/49    converted and rebodied to SRT30

STL2636  FXT 84   8/39 ON new into service, (Alperton), 15STL16
                          repainted red with 2 cream bands
                 c1948    used on 120
                  3/49    w/d from service
                  6/49    converted and rebodied to SRT64

STL2637  FXT 85   8/39 ON new into service, (Alperton), 15STL16
                  6/41    repainted green/white/black/brown/war
                       LH (Leatherhead)
                  9/46 RE transfer for 721 GreenLine (Romford)
                          repainted green/pale green for GreenLine
                  6/48 RG Derby Day loan for 406F
                  6/49    converted and rebodied to SRT61

STL2638  FXT 86   8/39 DT new into service, (Dartford), 15STL16
                 11/49    converted and rebodied to SRT106

STL2639  FXT 87   8/39 ON new into service, (Alperton), 15STL16
                  4/49    converted and rebodied to SRT31

STL2640  FXT 88   8/39 ON new into service, (Alperton), 15STL16
                  5/49    converted and rebodied to SRT41

STL2641  FXT 89   8/39 HW new into service, (Hanwell), 15STL16
                  5/49    converted and rebodied to SRT51

STL2642  FXT 90   9/39 ON new into service, (Alperton), 15STL16/1, experimental mudguard
                  9/49    converted and rebodied to SRT82

STL2643  FXT 91   9/39 ON new into service, (Alperton), 15STL16/1, experimental mudguard
                 11/49    converted and rebodied to SRT125

STL2644  FXT 92   8/39 ON new into service, (Alperton), 15STL16
                  6/49    converted and rebodied to SRT58

STL2645  FXT 93   9/39 ON new into service, (Alperton), 15STL16/1, experimental mudguard
                  6/49    converted and rebodied to SRT57

STL2646  FXT 94   9/39 ON new into service, (Alperton), 15STL16/1, experimental mudguard
                  1/46    Chiswick overhaul
                          repainted red, cream bands
                  1948 HW used on 120
                  6/49    converted and rebodied to SRT67

STL2647  FXT 95   9/39 ON new into service, (Alperton), 15STL16/1, experimental mudguard
                  9/49    converted and rebodied to SRT83

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