These Pictures are sent to me by Mr. Rex Motley & Tim Stubbs
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Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridgeshire, England, 2007
Rex & Suzanne Motley
That's me at
Shepherds Bush Garage
1949 - LEYLAND TITAN 6RT, KLB908 --------------- Yellow BUS
LONDON TRANSPORT RTW class Owned by Tim Stubbs
CHASSIS: Leyland Titan 6RT
BODY: Leyland metal framed 56 seat highbridge
ENGINE: Leyland O600 diesel 115bhp @ 1800rpm
TRANSMISSION: Fluid flywheel and 4-speed pre-select epicyclic gearbox
HISTORY: Like most London buses of this generation, bodies were exchanged between chassis at overhaul and the bus you see today started out as RTW245 (chassis) and RTW141 (body). From 1953 both of these vehicles were allocated to Clay Hall for routes 6 and 8, and chassis and body were united at their next overhaul in 1957, becoming RTW138. In 1959, Clay Hall was closed and the vehicle went to Bow, still working the central London routes. The final LT overhaul at Aldenham was in 1961, and after this RTW178 was allocated to Putney to work on routes 74 and 85.
Sold off by London Transport in 1965 after 16 years service, the bus passed to Stevensons of Uttoxeter, becoming No 11 in their fleet and working for them for a further 11 years. Platform doors and saloon heaters were fitted for the new role working in rural Staffordshire. The bus was a regular performer on Stevensons 'Main Road' route to Burton upon Trent. It is believed that No 11 was the last RTW to remain in public service, working for 28 years in all. In 1978, No 11 passed to new owners for preservation. Much restoration work was undertaken and the bus was rallied extensively over the next few years.
Another change of ownership occurred in 1996 after the owner, Tony Sewell, was sadly killed in a road accident. Subsequently further restoration work has been carried out and this has included reconstruction of the platform riser and platform, overhauling the engine and carrying out repair of the rear suspension. It is intended to continue to present this vehicle in Stevensons condition, as an example of an ex-London bus with its subsequent operator.
RTW 185 fully restored to here original condition as delivered to London Transport in 1949
Queen Mary #5
The tower wagon is a converted STL bus chassis
Q Class Buses
London Transport Museum
Greenline buses ST. T & Q all AECs
STL based on an AEC chassis.
ST 82 Greenline based on an AEC chassis.
Leyland cub C94
underground, based on a STL bus chassis.
GreenLine T 219.
me in the cab of Tims RTW 178.
These photos were taken at the London to Brighton commercial vehicle rally in 2003 which is an annual event
Tim Stubbs ex LT RTW 178
Sunday the 22nd of April 2007, London bus day out at Manchester bus & science museums.
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