.com - London Transport Service Vehicles on the web
An all-new version of this website is now available at www.ltsv.com/sv/. These pages are no longer being updated.
|Downloadable London Transport Archive Documents
An index of downloadable London Transport documents relating to service vehicles. Various items covering the years 1939 to about 1990 will be added over time.
|Downloadable LTSV Documents
A series of downloadable PDF documents that together contain all the fleet data, photographs and various other content from the LTSV website.
|Fleet Data User Guide
Guidance notes for using the revised fleet data pages on the LTSV website
PDF. This is a quick and basic list of buses which became service vehicles, shown in bus fleetnumber order. It only includes those which were given fleetnumbers in the SV series.
|The Myth of the Bedford Towing Lorries
PDF. Listed in official documents as Towing Lorries, Clive argues that these vehicles were actually just lorries that could tow trailers
|The Ford E83W Utilecons with London Transport
PDF. Clive attempts to solve the mystery of LT's E83 Utilecons. Were they minibuses or vans?
|So you thought all Ford Transits were the same!
If you can't tell your LWB Mid-Height Mk3s from your SWB Low-Roof Mk7s then this illustrated overview should help
|Mini Fleet List (CDS vehicles)
PDF. A compact list of central fleet vehicles as at 30/10/2006. NB: These lists have been superceded by the vehicle database and are no longer being updated
|SV Fleet numbering chronology
PDF. Charts plotting central fleet numbers against delivery dates, with some background text. More recent charts can be found here
|LT Militants identity mix-up resolved?
PDF. An illustrated solution to the identity crisis that affected the two AEC Militant Breakdown Tenders after their LT careers
|London Transport Depot Sweepers
PDF. Steve introduces the often overlooked subject of garage sweepers. Includes lists of L, RL and later types
|Printable Fleetlist: Preserved Service Vehicles
PDF. A list of former service vehicles believed to survive in preservation. NB: Requires updating
|Printable Fleetlist: Trade Plates
PDF. A list of service vehicles that carried trade plates, sorted both by vehicle fleetnumber and trade plate
|Printable Fleetlist: CDS Vehicles Summary as at March 2005
PDF. A compact list of central fleet vehicles as at 24/03/2005. NB: These lists have been superceded by the vehicle database and are no longer being updated
|SV locations - an overview
An extremely brief look at the places where service vehicles can be seen. NB: Due for updating and expansion
|Modelling LT Service Vehicles in 1:76 scale. Part 4: AEC Regent Tree Lopper
PDF. Clive shows his tree lopper and outlines how it was made
|Modelling LT Service Vehicles in 1:76 scale. Part 3: Austin Lorry and Ford Van
PDF. Another scene recreated by Clive, with descriptions of two of the vehicles shown
|Modelling LT Service Vehicles in 1:76 scale. Part 2: Bedford Lorries
PDF. Three excellent photographs of model SVs, with some notes and tips
|Modelling LT Service Vehicles in 1:76 scale. Part 1: What's available
PDF. Clive introduces the topic of modelling LT SVs, with a list of suitable models and an illustrated review of three kits
An overview of the make-up of the central fleet between 1940 and 2003. NB: An updated chart appears here