The LONDON COUNTRY Swifts

This page created 26th November 2000, updated 28th February 2009

Bus Histories

These histories are far from complete. They are being assembled as I gather and process data from a variety of sources. Particularly helpful have been:
Allocations data from Richard Cains;
Allocations data from LOTS (The London Bus Extra..)
 
SMA 1  JPF 101K   1/72 GR new to store at Garston, GreenLine green/green..
                  1/72 RG ..change store (Reigate)
                  2/72 WR trainer (Windsor)
                  3/72 WR into service on 725
                 12/74 LH transfer into store, repainted NBC green/white.. (Leatherhead)
                 12/74 WR ..return unlicensed
                  1/75 WR relicensed
                  8/75 WR into store
                 10/75 WR ..and out
                  1/76 WR into store, and out again
                  1/77 WR
                  7/78 WR to Crawley Works
                 11/78 CY on 426 to Crawley, Crawley
                  8/79 CY in store, ..and out
                  1980 CY
                  6/81 EG transfer (East Grinstead)
                  1981 EG used on 424

SMA 2  JPF 102K   1/72 GR new to store at Garston, GreenLine green/green
                  2/72 NF trainer (Northfleet)
                  3/72 WR into service on 725 (Windsor)
                  4/75 DT transfer into store (Dartford)..
                  5/75 WR ..change store, then out
                  7/75 ST transfer into store (Staines)..
                  7/75 WR return to store 
                  1/76 WR ..and out
                  8/75 LH change store, repaint (Leatherhead)
                  9/75 WR change store
                  1/77 WR
                 12/78 RE transfer into store, withdrawn (Romford)
                  5/79    change store to Wadham Stringer (Guildford) 
                  8/81    sold to Wombwell Diesels 

SMA 3  JPF 103K   1/72 GR new to store at Garston, GreenLine green/green
                  3/72 WR into service on 725 (Windsor)
                  4/73 WR used on 704
                  1974 WR
                  2/75 WR into store
                  2/75 LH change store (Leatherhead)
                  3/75 LH to repaint
                  3/75 WR from repaint, unlicensed
                  4/75 WR relicensed
                  1/76 WR into store
                 11/76 WR ..and out
                  1/77 WR
                 12/78 RE transfer into store, withdrawn (Romford)
                  5/79    change store to Wadham Stringer (Guildford) 
                  8/81    sold to Wombwell Diesels
                          sold to Allco:
                          painted as ALLMEY COACH, but not used 
                  1986    bought by Knotty Bus, Chesterton
                  6/01    sold to M.Nash, Weybridge 
                  6/01    bought for preservation, Stevenage
                  */06    cannibalised in Barnsley scrapyard

SMA 4  JPF 104K   1/72 GR new to store at Garston, GreenLine green/green
                  2/72 WR trainer (Windsor)
                  3/72 WR into service on 725
                  1973 WR
                  8/74 WR into store..
                  8/74 LH ..change store, repainted NBC green/white..
                  8/74 WR ..return, then relicensed
                  1/77 WR
                  2/78 WR in store
                  2/78 HE change store (High Wycombe)
                  7/78 HE to Crawley Works..
                  7/78 NF transfer (Northfleet)
                 12/80 NF withdrawn into store
                 12/81    sold to C.F.Booth (Rotherham)
                          bought for preservation, A.Quince

SMA 5  JPF 105K   1/72 GR new to store at Garston, GreenLine green/green
                  3/72 WR into service on 725 (Windsor)
                  2/75 WR used on 725
                  7/76 WR
                  1/77 WR
                 12/78 RE transfer into store, withdrawn (Romford)
                  5/79    change store to Wadham Stringer (Guildford)
                  8/81    sold to Wombwell Diesels 

SMA 6  JPF 106K   1/72 GR new to store at Garston, GreenLine green/green
                  3/72 WR into service on 725 (Windsor)
                  73-4 WR
                 10/75 WR into store, and out again
                  9/76 NF transfer into store (Northfleet)
                 11/76 WR transfer
                  1/77 WR
                 12/78 DT transfer into store, withdrawn (Dartford)

SMA 7  JPF 107K   1/72 GR new to store at Garston, GreenLine green/green
                  3/72 WR into service on 725 (Windsor)
                  1973 WR
                  8/74 WR into store
                  9/74 LH change store (Leatherhead)
                 10/74 LH repainted NBC green/white..
                 10/74 WR ..return
                 12/75 WR into store
                  1/76 WR ..and out
                  1/77 WR
                 10/77    used on 725
                 12/78 WR into store, withdrawn
                  5/79 WR in store, withdrawn
                  5/79    change store to Wadham Stringer (Guildford)

SMA 8  JPF 108K   1/72 GR new to store at Garston, GreenLine green/green
                  3/72 NF into service on 725 (Northfleet)
                 10/73 RG into store (Reigate)
                  2/74 NF change store
                  3/74 NF ..and out
                  4/76 NF used on 725
                  5/76 NF used on 725
                  8/76 NF repainted
                  1/77 NF
                  7/78 NF to Crawley Works
                  9/78 EG from o/h (East Grinstead) 
                 79-80 EG
                  9/81 EG withdrawn into store..
                  9/81 CM ..change store
                  4/82    sold to C.F.Booth (Rotherham)
                          bought for preservation

SMA 9  JPF 109K   1/72 GR new to store at Garston, GreenLine green/green
                  2/72 WR trainer (Windsor)
                  3/72 NF into service on 725 (Northfleet)
                  1974 NF used on 701
                 11/74 NF into store..
                 11/74 WR change store (Windsor)
                  1/77 WR
                  3/78 NF in store (Northfleet)
                  3/78 GY change store (Grays)
                  5/78 GY in store 
                 10/78    sold to C.F.Booth, Rotherham
                  7/79    sold to Wombwell Diesels

SMA 10 JPF 110K   1/72 GR new to store at Garston, GreenLine green/green
                  3/72 NF into service on 725 (Northfleet)
                       WR in store (Windsor)
                 10/72 NF transfer
                  3/74 WR used on 705
                  2/75 NF into store
                  4/75 NF to repaint, and return to service
                  8/75 NF into store
                 10/75 NF ..and out
                  1/77 NF
                          repainted Greenline, NBC green/white
                  7/78 NF used on 498
                 12/78 NF into store, withdrawn
                 12/80 NF withdrawn into store
                  7/81    sold to Beddington Commercial Motors, Wallington

SMA 11 JPF 111K   1/72 GR new to store at Garston, GreenLine green/green
                  3/72 NF into service on 725 (Northfleet)
                  1973 NF
                  2/74 NF into store
                  6/74 NF repainted Greenline, NBC green/white, return to service
                  1/77 NF used on 726
                 12/78 DT transfer into store, withdrawn (Dartford)
                  1/79 RE change store, withdrawn (Romford)
                  5/79    change store to Wadham Stringer (Guildford)
                  8/81    sold to Wombwell Diesels 

SMA 12 JPF 112K   2/72 GR new to store at Garston, GreenLine green/green
                  3/72 NF into service on 725 (Northfleet)
                  1973 NF
                  7/74 NF into store, and out again
                  4/75 NF into store
                  5/75 NF repaint
                  1/77 NF
                       CY (Crawley)
                  6/78 EG transfer (East Grinstead)
                 11/78 DT transfer (Dartford)
                 12/78 DT into store, withdrawn
                  1/79 RE change store, withdrawn (Romford)
                  5/79    change store to Wadham Stringer (Guildford)
                  8/81    sold to Wombwell Diesels 

SMA 13 JPF 113K   3/72    new to Aldenham, GreenLine green/green
                  3/72 GR change store (Garston)
                  3/72 NF into service on 725 (Northfleet)
                  4/75 NF repainted Greenline, NBC green/white
                  1/77 NF
                  1978 DT used on 725 (Dartford) 
                  1/79 DT into store, withdrawn
                  4/79    bought by Buller's Wood School, Chislehurst
                  8/91    BCW Bus Promotions
                  8/91    bought by K.Grimes, Enfield
                  1/06    bought for preservation, by Mike Mann, Stockton-on-Tees

SMA 14 JPF 114K   3/72 GR new to store at Garston, GreenLine green/green
                  3/72 DT into service on 725 (Dartford)
                  73-4 DT
                 10/75 DT repaint
                  3/76 DT repaint
                  1/77 DT
                  1/79 DT into store, withdrawn
                 11/79 SJ change store (Swanley)

SMA 15 JPF 115K   3/72    new to Aldenham, GreenLine green/green
                  3/72 GR change store (Garston)
                  3/72 DT into service on 725 (Dartford)
                  3/75 WR transfer into store (Windsor)
                  4/75 LH transfer into store, repainted (Leatherhead)..
                  4/75 WR ..from repaint, unlicensed
                  7/75 WR relicensed
                  9/75 NF transfer into store (Northfleet)
                 10/75 DT transfer
                  1/77 DT 
                  9/78    sold to C.F.Booth (Rotherham)

SMA 16 JPF 116K   3/72 GR new to store at Garston, GreenLine green/green
                  3/72 DT into service on 725 (Dartford)
                 12/73 DT into store
                  3/74 WR change store (Windsor)
                 11/74 LH change store, repainted NBC green/white (Leatherhead)..
                 11/74 WR ..return
                  1/77 WR 
                  9/78    sold to C.F.Booth (Rotherham)

SMA 17 JPF 117K   3/72 NF new to store at Northfleet, GreenLine green/green
                  3/72 NF into service on 725 (Northfleet)
                  8/72    used on 725
                 11/76 NF repaint
                  1/77 NF
                       DT (Dartford)
                  1/79 DT into store, withdrawn
                  5/79    change store to Wadham Stringer (Guildford)
                  8/81    sold to Wombwell Diesels 

SMA 18 JPF 118K   3/72 NF new to store at Northfleet, GreenLine green/green
                  3/72 DT into service on 725 (Dartford)
                          used on 725
                  7/72 CY transfer (Crawley)
                 10/72 NF transfer
                  1/77 DT
                  1/79 DT into store, withdrawn
                  5/79    change store to Wadham Stringer (Guildford)
                  8/81    sold to Wombwell Diesels 

SMA 19 JPF 119K   3/72 WR new to store at Windsor, GreenLine green/green
                  3/72 WR into service on 725 (Windsor)
                  1973 WR
                  7/74 WR into store
                 11/74 LH change store, repainted NBC green/white (Leatherhead)..
                 11/74 WR ..return
                  4/75 WR
                  1/77 WR
                       MA (Amersham)
                  1/78 WR transfer
                  1/79 WR into store, withdrawn
                  5/79    change store to Wadham Stringer (Guildford)
                  8/81    sold to Wombwell Diesels 

SMA 20 JPF 120K   3/72 WR new to store at Windsor, GreenLine green/green
                  3/72 WR into service on 725 (Windsor)
                  5/72 CY transfer (Crawley)
                  1973 CY
                  6/74 CY into store
                  7/74 CY ..and out
                  2/75 CY into store, and out
                       CY used on Tour
                          repainted Greenline, NBC green/white
                  1/77 CY
                       NF (Northfleet)
                  2/79 NF into store, withdrawn
                 10/79 DT used on 726 (Dartford)
                       NF (Northfleet)
                 12/80 NF withdrawn into store
                  9/81 SJ change store (Swanley) 
                 12/81    sold to C.F.Booth (Rotherham)

SMA 21 JPF 121K   4/72 NF new to store at Northfleet, GreenLine green/green
                  1973 NF
                  1/74 WR transfer into store (Windsor)
                  4/75 LH change store, repainted (Leatherhead)..
                  4/75 WR ..from repaint to store
                  1976 WR
                  1/77 WR
                  9/78    sold to C.F.Booth (Rotherham)

Photographic References

a key to the references can be found in the bibliography.

SMA 1   JPF 101K  LCtryB p31  11/78 CY on 426 to Crawley, Crawley,        GreenLine green/white
                  LBM39 p14    1981 EG on 424 to East Grinstead, Irons Bottom
                  Swift p91    1981 CY on 433 to Horsham                  green/white
                  LBM142 p16        NF on 750 to Gravesend, in NF         green/white

SMA 2   JPF 102K  Swift p49         WR on 725 to Gravesend, Windsor       GreenLine green/green

SMA 3   JPF 103K  GRover p30   4/73 WR on 704 to Windsor, Eccleston Br.   GreenLine green/green
                  Swift p50         WR on 725 to Croydon                  GreenLine NBC green/white

SMA 4   JPF 104K  LBM92 p08    8/72 WR on 725 to Dartford, New Malden     GreenLine green/green

SMA 5   JPF 105K  LCBiC p13    2/75 WR on 725 to Windsor, Shortlands,     GreenLine green/green

SMA 6   JPF 106K  LBM100 p13        WR on 725 to Dartford, West Croydon,  GreenLine green/green
                  LCBCP p70    7/76 WR on 725 to Windsor, Beckenham,      GreenLine green/green

SMA 7   JPF 107K  RT p249      1/73    on 725 to Windsor, W.Croydon, rear GreenLine green/green       
                  LCtryB p57  10/77    on 725 to Dartford, Kingston       GreenLine green/white

SMA 8   JPF 108K  LSubB p97    1972 NF on 725 to Dartford                 GreenLine winged wheel		
                  LCBiC p03    4/76    on 725 to Windsor, Gravesend, rear GreenLine green/green
                  GDGL p46             on 725 to Windsor, Windsor,        GreenLine green/green
                  LBM139 p19           on 725 to Gravesend                GreenLine green/green

SMA 9   JPF 109K  LB&TA p72    1974 NF on 701 to Ascot                    Greenline green		

SMA 10  JPF 110K  LCtryB p12   4/74 NF on 705 to Windsor (WR loan)        Greenline green
                               7/78 NF on 498 to Pepper Mill Estate       green/white

SMA 11  JPF 111K  LBM138 p38   7/72 NF on 725 to Gravesend, Addiscombe    Greenline green
                  LT6395 p37           on 726 to Windsor, W. Croydon      green/white		

SMA 12  JPF 112K  HeyLB2 p53        NF Gravesend                          GREEN LINE, winged wheel		

SMA 13  JPF 113K  HeyLB3 p25   1978 DT on 725 to Dartford, Hampton Ct,    GreenLine green/white
                  LCtryB p16        DT Private, Dartford, door detail     green/white
                  Swift p51            rear view: on 725 to Windsor       green/white

SMA 14  JPF 114K  LBM66 p35         DT on 423B to Littlebrook Power Stn   GreenLine green/green

SMA 17            LBM100 p28   8/72    on 725 to Windsor, Cheam           green/green

SMA 18  JPF 118K  LSubB p119           on 725 to Dartford, W.Croydon      Green Line

SMA 19  JPF 119K  LBM23 p05         MA on 790 to London, Beaconsfield     Green Line

SMA 20  JPF 120K  CB11 p33          CY on Tour from Crawley               Green Line
                  GRover p62  10/79 DT on 726 to Windsor, Dartfor         Greenline, NBC green/white

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