The London Transport experimental Fleetlines: XF

This page created 14th May 1999, updated 6th February 2015. by Ian Smith

Fleet list

These histories are not complete, but are being put together from data from a variety of sources.

XF 1  CUV 51C  8/65    new, to Aldenham
               9/65 EG allocated to East Grinstead, into service on 424
               4/66 HT transfer for 271
               7/66 EG return to 424
               5/67 SF transfer for 67
               8/68 SF Aldenham repaint, green
               3/69 EG transfer, 424 etc
               1/70 EG London Country
               71-2 EG
              10/73 EG to overhaul, and return
               3/74 EG into store
               5/74 EG ..and out
               1/77 EG  
               7/78    to Crawley works
               6/79 EG from works  
               8/79 EG 
              10/79 EG into store 
              12/79 EG in store, withdrawn
               2/80 RG change store (Reigate)
               3/80 RG trainer
               6/80 GD transfer, trainer (Godstone)
               2/81 GD withdrawn into store
                       preserved
               1998    preservation: active at East Grinstead, Cobham Open Day
               1999    preservation: active at East Grinstead, Cobham Open Day
              10/05    bought by Mike Nash, Cobham
               7/06    used on LOTS Evening Tour, including route 67
               7/11    bought by Roger Wright, Northfleet
               6/14    Year of the Bus display, Regent Street
               4/15    active on East Grinstead Running Day (424) 
               
XF 2  CUV 52C  9/65    new, to Aldenham
               9/65 EG allocated to East Grinstead, into service on 424
               4/66 HT transfer for 271
               7/66 EG return to 424
               5/67 SF transfer for 67
              12/67 SF into store
               7/68 SF ..and out
               9/68 SF Aldenham repaint, green
               3/69 EG transfer, 424 etc
               1/70 EG London Country
               71-2 EG
               5/73 EG to overhaul, and return
               74-6 EG
               8/76 EG into store
               1/77 EG in store
               5/79 EG into store
               8/79 CM change store (Chelsham) 
              12/79 CM in store, withdrawn
               8/81    sold to C.F.Booth, (Rotherham)

XF 3  CUV 53C  8/65    new, to Aldenham
               9/65 RG stored at Reigate
               9/65 EG allocated to East Grinstead for 424, 435, 438C
               4/66 HT transfer for 271
               7/66 EG return to 424
               1967    fitted with larger Cummins V6 engine, longer bustle
               2/67 EG in use on 424
               5/67 SF transfer for 67 (Stamford Hill)
               9/68 SF Aldenham repaint, green
               2/69 SF into store
               3/69 EG transfer, then into store
               6/69 EG return to 424 etc
               1/70 EG London Country
               8/72    into store (certificate expiry)
               1/75 EG in store
               1/75 RG change store (Reigate) 
               2/75    to Sparshatt's, Portsmouth
              10/75    overhaul at Sparshatt's: refitted with standard Gardner engine
              12/75 EG from o/h, then relicensed
               1/77 EG   
               1978 EG
               8/79 EG 
              12/79 EG
               1980 EG
              12/81 EG used on 424: withdrawn (the last)
               1/82 CM transfer into store (Chelsham)
               4/82    bought for preservation by A.R.Mace, Horsham
               8/00    at Lingfield Show
               8/00    bought for preservation, M.Ricketts, Andover
               4/02    at Cobham Open Day, active at East Grinstead Running Day
               3/08    bought by N.Coupe & G.Wood, Kent
               4/08    active at East Grinstead Running Day (424) 
               4/09    active on East Grinstead Running Day (409)
               5/09    active on Horsham Running Day (438)   
               7/09    active on Sevenoaks Running Day (403)
               9/09    active on Leatherhead Running Day (468, 408)
               4/10    at Cobham Open Day Green Line 80 
               4/10    active on East Grinstead Running Day (424)
               5/10    active on Sevenoaks Running Day (401, 402)
               9/10    active on Leatherhead Running Day (408)
               5/11    active at Sevenoaks Running Day (402)
               9/11    active at Oxted Running Day (410)  
               4/12    active on East Grinstead Running Day (409)
               5/12    active at Sevenoaks Running Day (402) 
               4/13    active on East Grinstead Running Day (438)
               9/13    active on 424 Running Day  
               5/15    active at Sevenoaks Running Day (402)
               4/15    active on East Grinstead Running Day (424)
XF3, Lingfield 8-2000 XF3, Lingfield 8-2000
XF3 in preservation, at Lingfield Show in August 2000, before repaint

XF 4  CUV 54C  8/65    new, to Aldenham
               9/65 RG stored at Reigate
               9/65 EG allocated to East Grinstead for 424, 435, 438C
               4/66 HT transfer for 271
               7/66 EG return to 424
              11/66 EG into store
               2/67 RG change store
               3/67 EG return to service
               5/67 SF transfer for 67
               5/68 SF into store
               8/68 SF ..and out
               9/68 SF Aldenham repaint, green
               3/69 EG transfer, 424 etc
               1/70 EG London Country
               71-2 EG
               9/73 EG into store
               3/74 EG ..and out
               1975 EG
               8/76 EG into store
               1/77 EG  
               8/79 EG into store..
               8/79 CM change store (Chelsham) 
              12/79 CM in store, withdrawn
               8/81    sold to C.F.Booth, (Rotherham)

XF 5  CUV 55C  8/65    new, to Aldenham
               9/65 RG stored at Reigate
               9/65 EG allocated to East Grinstead for 424, 435, 438C
               4/66 HT transfer for 271 (Highgate)
               6/66 RG transfer
               7/66 EG return to 424
               5/67 SF transfer for 67 (Stamford Hill)
               9/68 SF Aldenham repaint, green
               2/69 SF into store
               3/69 EG transfer, 424 etc
               1/70 EG London Country
               71-2 EG
               2/73 EG to overhaul, and return
               1/77 EG  
               7/78 CM transfer into store (Chelsham) 
              12/78 EG return
               8/79 EG  
              12/79 EG
               2/80 EG into store
               8/80 CM change store
              10/80 CM in store
               8/81    sold to C.F.Booth, (Rotherham)

XF 6  CUV 56C  8/65    new, to Aldenham
               9/65 RG stored at Reigate
               9/65 EG allocated to East Grinstead for 424, 435, 438C
               4/66 HT transfer for 271
               7/66 EG return to 424
               5/67 SF transfer for 67
               8/68 SF into store
               9/68 SF ..and out
               3/69 EG transfer, 424 etc
              11/69 EG into store..
              12/69    Aldenham: converted to omo, painted blue/silver
              12/69 SV transfer for Blue Arrow  (Stevenage)
               1/70 SV London Country
               3/72 HG to store (Hertford)
               8/72    Aldenham repaint: NBC green/yellow
              12/72 RG transfer into store
               2/73 EG transfer "home".
               74-5 EG
               2/76 EG ..and out
               1/77 EG   
               7/78 DS transfer into store (Dorking)
               1/79 EG change store
               9/79 CM change store (Chelsham) 
              12/79 CM in store, withdrawn
               5/81 HG change store (Hertford) 
               4/82    loaned to International Wreckers, Hertford, for rescue/training

XF 7  CUV 57C  9/65    new, to Aldenham
               9/65 RG stored at Reigate
               9/65 EG allocated to East Grinstead for 424, 435, 438C
              10/65 EG used on 424
               4/66 HT transfer for 271
               7/66 EG return to 424
               5/67 SF transfer for 67
              11/67 SF into store
              12/67 SF return to service
              11/68 SF into store
               3/69 EG transfer, 424 etc
              11/69 EG into store..
              12/69    Aldenham: converted to omo, painted blue/silver
              12/69 SV transfer for Blue Arrow
               1/70 SV London Country
               3/72 HG to overhaul (Hertford) 
              12/72 EG painted NBC green/yellow, transfer "home".
               7/76 RG transfer into store
              10/76 EG change store
              11/76 EG ..and out
               1/77 EG   
               8/79 EG 
              12/79 EG into store
               2/80 DS change store (Dorking)
              10/80    change store (BCW)
               8/81    sold to C.F.Booth, (Rotherham)

XF 8  CUV 58C  9/65    new, to Aldenham
               9/65 EG stored at East Grinstead
               9/65 EG allocated to East Grinstead for 424, 435, 438C
               4/66 HT transfer for 271 (Highgate)
               7/66 EG return to 424
               5/67 SF transfer for 67 (Stamford Hill)
               8/67 SF into store
              12/67 SF return to service
               3/69 EG transfer, 424 etc
              11/69 EG into store..
              12/69    Aldenham: converted to omo, painted blue/silver
              12/69 SV transfer for Blue Arrow (Stevenage)
               1/70 SV London Country
               */70 SV on A2 Blue Arrow
               3/72 HG to overhaul (Hertford): painted NBC green/yellow
               1972 EG transfer "home".
              11/72 EG relicensed
               1973 EG
               1/74 EG into store
               2/74 EG ..and out
               1/77 EG 
               5/78 GY transfer into store (Grays)..
               5/78 EG ..and return
              12/78 EG withdrawn..
              12/78 CM ..into store (Chelsham)
              12/79    in store, withdrawn
               8/81    sold to C.F.Booth, (Rotherham)

Photographic References

For a key to the references, see the bibliography

XF 1  CUV 51C  LBiC p17    1965     publicity pic, new
               LCtryB p25  1965  EG on 424 to E.Grinstead
               AIHLB p65   1966  HT on 271 to Highgate Village, Moorgate
               TBX66 p26   1966  HT on 271 to Highgate Village, Highbury
               RLB p21    10/66  EG on 424 to Reigate Stn, Horley, omo
               TBX67 p25   5/67  SF on 67 to Wapping, Wapping Stn
               HeyLB2 p47        EG on 406F, Epsom Stn & Epsom, NBC green, white band		
               LT6395 p72        GD on 409, Godstone, rear view
               LBM26 p28   */78  EG on 409 to Forest Row, Caterham	
               CB34 p27    1997     preserved 
               PrB7 p34    1998     preserved, at Cobham Museum
               TLB609 38   4/15     on 424 to East Grinstead, East Grinstead Running Day
               
XF 2  CUV 52C  HeyLB3 p56  1966  HT on 271 to Moorgate, Highgate

XF 3  CUV 53C  Bus60 p146        HT on 271 to Highgate Village, Moorgate
               Bus60 p155  2/67  EG on 424, experimental Cummins V6 engine, rear
               LBM70 p22   9/71  EG on 424 to E.Grinstead, Sidlow
               LCtryB p43 c2/72  EG on 424 to Reigate, LC green, yellow band, logo
               LBM92 p22   5/78  EG on 428 to Dormansland, NBC green, white band
               LC2 p46    c1979  EG on 438 to Crawley, NBC green, white band
               LBM39 p12   1981  EG on 438 to East Grinstead, NBC green, white band
               LBM39 p12   1981  EG at Hookwood, NBC green, white band, rear view
               TLB525 p41  4/08     on 424 to East Grinstead, preserved
               
XF 4  CUV 54C  LCBiC p00  10/65  EG on 424 to Horley, Reigate
               LBM100p74   7/66  HT on 271 to Moorgate, Finsbury Square
               LBM92 p16   2/78  EG on 424 to Copthorne, East Grinstead, NBC green, white band

XF 5  CUV 55C  Bus60 p152  9/65     leaving Park Royal, on test run
               AIHLB p65   1965  EG on 424 to East Grinstead
               LBiC60 p04  5/66  HT on 271 to Moorgate, Highgate
               LCJG p65          EG on 424 to E.Grinstead

XF 6  CUV 56C  RLB p12     9/65  EG on 424 to Reigate Stn, Reigate Stn
               Bus60 p152  1969  EG on 424 to Reigate Stn, East Grinstead Stone Quarry Est.
               LSubB p45  12/69  SV on A2, Blue Arrow, Stevenage, blue / silver		
               LCtryB p107 1970  SV on A1, Blue Arrow, Stevenage, blue, silver band
               LBM145 p33  8/72     in Aldenham, repainted green/yellow
               HeyLB3 p79 c1974  EG on 424 to East Grinstead, green, yellow band		

XF 7  CUV 57C  Surrey p16 10/65  EG on 424 to E.Grinstead, Reigate
               LBiC p139   1967  SF on 67, East End
               LCJG p23          EG on 424 to Reigate Stn
               HeyLB3 p05  1969  EG on 424 to East Grinstead, Reigate
               LCtryB p25  197*  EG on 424 to Reigate Station, NBC green, white band
               LBM100p29   1972  EG on 438 to East Grinstead, NBC green, white band
               HeyLB3 p79 c1974  EG on 424 to East Grinstead, green, white band		

XF 8  CUV 58C  LT6395p12   1965  EG on 424 to E.Grinstead
               AIHLB p65   1966  HT on 271 to Highgate Village, Moorgate
               LB&TA p38   1966  HT on 271 to Highgate Village, Finsbury Sq
               LBiC p137  12/69  SV on A1, Blue Arrow, Stevenage, blue/silver
               RLB p57    12/69  SV on A1, Blue Arrow, Stevenage, blue/silver
               TBX69 p40  12/69  SV on A1, Blue Arrow, Stevenage, blue/silver
               LB&TA p40   1970  SV on A1, Blue Arrow, Stevenage, blue/silver
               BYB00 p116        SV on A1, Blue Arrow, Stevenage, blue/silver
               LBM1 p13    */70  SV on A2: Blue Arrow, Chells & Industrial Area
               LCBiC p62   9/71  SV on A2, Blue Arrow, Stevenage, blue, silver roof
               MinLC p71         EG on 424 to E.Grinstead, Sidlow, LC green		
               MinLC p30         EG on 428 to Dormansland, E. Grinstead, green	

Ian's Bus Stop XF story. bus histories photo refs XA