AEC Regal single-deckers

This page prepared by Ian Smith, created 9th June 1999.

London Transport followed from the lead given by General in standardising on the AEC Regal for its prewar single-deckers. It did not do so slavishly, as it also used side-engined single deckers (the Q class) and underfloor-engined coaches (the TF class). But its Regals were by and large long-lasting and hard-worked.

London Transport took on board at its formation a wide variety of Regals. There were the 1930 General buses, some of which stayed in business until 1953; the General "coaches" for the GreenLine semi-fast network; a few private hire coaches bought by the General; and a motley collection of buses and coaches taken over from the small operators in and around London.

Some of these were rebodied with new or second-hand Weymann bodies, for GreenLine and/or bus work. These were followed by London Transport's own designs: the mould-breaking 9T9s and the superb 10T10s - the acme of prewar design. After the war London took a few more Regals, the 14T12 Central and 15T13 Country Area buses, but these were a stop-gap before they were all swept aside by the Regal IV - the magnificent RF - in the early fifties.


T504 at Stoke d'Abernon Stn
  1. The General buses, T1-37, 39-50, 156
  2. The Chiswick CB buses, T1000-2
  3. The Green Line prototype, T38
  4. The rear-door Green Lines, T51-149, 157-206
  5. The General private coaches, T150-155
  6. The front-door Green Lines, T207-306
  7. The Tilling buses, T307-318
  8. The LGCS second-hand vehicles, T319-T402
  9. The Weymann second-hand rebodies: 11T11
  10. The 9T9s, T403-452
  11. The 10T10s, T453-718
  12. The TFs, TF1-TF88
  13. The Postwar Central buses, T719-768
  14. The Postwar Country buses, T769-798
  15. The Postwar Leyland buses, TD1-TD131

Other T related sites

Classic Buses : Dick Gilbert has the original T-class page, the inspiration for my own efforts. Thanks Dick! This also leads on to Dick's site in general, devoted to half-cabs everywhere.

London Bus Preservation Trust : Cobham Museum is home to several preserved T-type buses.

London's Transport Museum : the museum includes T219 amongst its charges.

Ian's Bus Stop T contents General Ts