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Now known to be numbered 9038F.Sat 24/10/2020, 16:22
Just two days after publishing this photo (and mentioning BusView), I received an announcement that BusView was being relaunched! It still has the same somewhat clunky interface but the sheer quantity of data more than makes up for this. The database contains details and histories of over 500,000 vehicles, as well as a lot of information about bus companies and other operators. If you are interested in UK buses, this is the program you need. Some service vehicles are also included, particularly minibuses. BusView is only available as an annual subscription service. You download the program and the main database, and the data is updated at regular intervals throughout the year. There is a 7-day free trial period followed by a £60 first-year subscription, rising to £90 per year thereafter. One change that has been made is that the program will no longer work if you do not renew your subscription. With the previous version, you no longer received updated data but you could still use the program. For more details visit https://www.busdata.co.uk/.Mon 05/10/2020, 20:33
DVLA currently shows WYC736H as live on a 1/10/1969 2850cc AEC in redTue 15/09/2020, 14:45
A photo found on Flickr shows another Ford Transit with Southern Transit carrying registration number V300KGW. The main subject however is a Land Rover Defender registered D162FYM, a plate originally carried by London Transport Leyland Olympian L162. Photo at https://www.flickr.com/photos/134741049@N04/28240767948/in/pool-361387@N24/Sat 29/08/2020, 16:45
In use on the Central Line south of Woodford on 7th June 2020 - tamping of crossover south of Broadmead Road bridge.Sat 15/08/2020, 13:13
In the 1960s, Junction Road was the site of Works & Buildings area sub-office. I was there for about a month doing research.Sat 18/07/2020, 17:57
A Vehicle Record Card, seemingly for this trailer, shows new on 5/2/1951. Chassis No. 224PS and Body 9681 are quotedSun 05/07/2020, 18:31
T260 RUY is a Mk2 Mondeo hatchbackThu 18/06/2020, 18:20
It looks like this might have been a lucky catch, as a few days later the vehicles had moved again. I took a closer look today (during a bike ride for exercise) and there was just one SV in the main car park (minibus 8651VW). A further 7 SVs were back in the small 'side' yard (adjoining White Hart Avenue), but the security fence made it hard to identify most of them.Wed 20/05/2020, 13:10
That's a Vauxhall wheeltrim on the front, probably pinched from an AstraSun 10/05/2020, 22:21
Now with JAK of LutonSun 10/05/2020, 08:50
No updates on the date of this photo yet, but James mentioned something which I thought was quite interesting. He used to see this ambulance fairly regularly at Edgware Station forecourt, picking up or dropping off staff. It presumably accrued a bit more mileage than its Chiswick counterpart.Fri 08/05/2020, 18:12
James has confirmed the date and location details are as suggested. He also drew my attention to the fact that there was a dog in the driver's seat, visible in this photo! How did I not notice that?Fri 08/05/2020, 18:08
Yes, Ray is right, the building in the background is the bus garage built in the 1980s on the site of the earlier one. However, at the time of this photograph it had been closed for almost ten years (being used instead for go-cart racing), only the entrance roadway being in use for terminating buses to turn and park on. As such, it didn't seem right to say that this photo was taken at Streatham Bus Garage, although I now notice that this very description was still in use for bus destination blinds...Fri 08/05/2020, 18:06
This was taken at the 'new' garage. Thu 30/04/2020, 11:54
There is no fleetnumber on the rear; I photographed it at Stratford International on 29th February 2020.Sun 08/03/2020, 11:42
it is a Volvo FM , I believe ex Albert Road Recovery part of Canute GroupSat 29/02/2020, 08:21
It's because there are facilities at Eltham to use.Thu 27/02/2020, 21:03
Been moved to North Greenwich now.Thu 27/02/2020, 20:56
Crafter RE69NCD has become 9061VW. Crafter RE69NBY has become 9056VWTue 11/02/2020, 12:24
The Crafter RE69NBO has become 9059VWTue 11/02/2020, 12:23
The Crafter RE69NFC has become 9060VW.Tue 11/02/2020, 12:23
The Unimog is one of two that have been in the yard for some time.Thu 30/01/2020, 18:30
I didn't notice at the time but this is an example of the '2019 Facelift' Transit Connect. The front end is rather different, with a larger, trapezoid grille. This grille shape is also featured on various other Ford models, including the Transit Mk8 (2020 facelift) and Transit Custom (2018 facelift).Thu 09/01/2020, 17:05
Seasons Grittings! This trailer has appeared on LTSV before, caught by Ray back in 2015.Sat 21/12/2019, 09:25
This was marked as CBT57 on 21/11/2019 and is therefore still in stock.Thu 21/11/2019, 13:50
Derek pointed out that the fleetnumber is also carried in the 'traditional' position, just ahead of each side door, above the green stripe. However, it is in grey digits and quite hard to see.Thu 12/09/2019, 22:58
The only other (known) vehicle carrying 'Technology & Data' markings is 8159F based at Mandela WayWed 11/09/2019, 20:22
This vehicle is operated and owned by a contractor working on behalf of Abellio. Unlike Sovereign, who work for a number of companies, it is carrying Abellio logos. It seems to attend rail replacement work in West London.Sat 07/09/2019, 12:31
Repaired and back at Acton by 29th August 2019Thu 29/08/2019, 17:27
Yes, it's the REW. The CDS offices are what used to be the Works Canteen. Fri 16/08/2019, 16:51
This garage was used to replace Mandela Way (MW) in some respects, routes/buses being exchanged with Q & NX also. Buses from Belvedere followed at the end of the year.Thu 15/08/2019, 17:16
The 'second' car is Toyota Yaris LO16YVB which is to become 9005T. 9006T was actually seen on Silwood Triangle rather than the Depot/yard.Thu 15/08/2019, 17:12
Rather too high for my garage! Tue 13/08/2019, 17:46
This vehicle is currently for sale, for just under 14,000GBP. If you are interested, take a look at https://www.gumtree.com/p/campervans-motorhomes/red-2005-auto-vw-camper-van-amdro-conversion-fixed-high-roof-lwb/1346086686 for more details.Mon 12/08/2019, 17:11
Old School C&S coloursThu 23/05/2019, 22:25
Confirm, these cars are now at EastleighMon 13/05/2019, 13:02
I've just noticed that the white van in the background is Peugeot Boxer WF18PCO. This is believed to be a hire but, since it was added to the database, I have added a link to this photo.Thu 09/05/2019, 00:30
The identities of the two other vans are now known and have been added.Fri 03/05/2019, 20:58
As this car has a white cab front (rather than red), I now believe it is actually 3107 and have amended the caption.Fri 03/05/2019, 20:58
7749F has been replaced by 8833VW.Thu 02/05/2019, 17:41
Brilliant photograph and I think that was me in attendance as I worked for L & C at that time on running shift attending breakdowns etc. As I am working on a book to mark my 40th year in the bus business I would like to use this picture. I know John Godwin who is noted as the copyright owner but cannot locate John to ask permission. Can anyone help me please ?? simonstanford1011@gmail.com Thank youSun 28/04/2019, 19:14
There is a road connection between the two yards. The imagery on Google Maps is out of date, showing the new yard not yet in use. Indeed the main garage seems to have been photographed both before and after it became a bus garage as there is a curious stitching together of buses and cars parked on top of each other! However, the imagery on Google Earth is more recent and shows the new yard in use, with exactly 100 buses parked in it, along with 5 or 6 of the crew ferry minibuses. A further 48 buses and 4 or 5 SVs are visible in the main garage.Fri 05/04/2019, 12:30
The recovery did take place. The tractor unit towed the coach out using chains across to Elizabeth Bridge. The coach was left there whilst the tractor returned, collected the trailer and returned to Elizabeth Bridge where the coach was loaded and then transported back to South Wales.Wed 13/03/2019, 23:44
LP15VJA & LP15VHN Auctioned at BCA Wolverhampton 18/1/2019Wed 16/01/2019, 18:05
LT also seemed confused in how to treat the RLs, with the first few being given record cards, just like motor vehicles, before they were all redesignated as 'plant' and allocated asset numbers. Those bought for the buses were mostly painted red and became 80/****, whilst those bought for the trams and trolleybuses were 200/***, 210/***, and 220/****, and were painted green and not given RL numbers. This system required potentially confusing identity changes for some transfers so by 1946 they had all been given RL numbers, and it appears the asset numbers may have been discontinued soon afterwards. Evidence shows overhauls taking place alongside other service vehicles at Chiswick and Aldenham, though by 1969 they were all concentrated on the Chiswick Plant workshops, where some identities were again changed, possibly whilst swapping parts as some were withdrawn. RL82 was new to Twickenham in 1951, spotted by LTSV fans at Bexleyheath garage in the mid 1960s and at Chiswick Plant workshops in 1969. Next sighting was at Staines garage in 1974, with the last being there in September 1978. Sat 22/12/2018, 21:08
I think you'll find that all these Austin K4s except for the last one were delicensed in a similar way at times during 1950/1/2/3 after being sent to Aldenham Works or various bus garages. I suspect there was a modification required by LT, and maybe this is why no more were bought. What intrigues me with this photo is that it shows the bottom half of the radiator covered, and I've not seen that before in any other pictures of this type.Sat 22/12/2018, 12:00
I don’t think Jaq wore glasses but I bow to your superior knowledge on this subject Tom LOL Mon 05/11/2018, 15:20
Of course, the tail is too 'un-bushy' for a fox. Not Simon though. Based on the orange coat I reckon this is Jaq from Cinderella.Tue 30/10/2018, 12:10
Definitely not Basil Brush but could be Simon from the Chipmunks??Sat 27/10/2018, 20:30
The Eltham car had lettering on the rear only. The other two had it on the doors as shown here with LL14VOJ (at least) having it on both positionsFri 26/10/2018, 18:41
Database link now addedWed 03/10/2018, 14:28
Photo of AJZ9911 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/99728509@N02/16448196358Sun 05/08/2018, 20:15
I now have a photo of DX67KXJ and it is in the same white/blue livery (no red apart from the logos). The database entries have been updated.Thu 07/06/2018, 13:29
As it says on the can, this carries a Fuel Proof Limited, Morecambe, Lancs., tank fitted to one of their bowsers. https://www.fuelproof.co.uk/product/1000-litre-highway-tow-diesel-bowser-twin-axle/Tue 08/05/2018, 16:17
This vehicle reverted back to LU ERU livery at the end of that shift, joys of reversible panels.Thu 25/01/2018, 12:04
FWD shows on Car Tax Check.Wed 17/01/2018, 21:11
Great picture, and yes there are 29 battery loco's. The last loco with the original cab layout, L15 is just about to be modified at Acton TMU.Sun 14/01/2018, 18:43
Saw this vehicle passing Edgware Road Station (Bakerloo) on 08/12/2017Sun 31/12/2017, 02:01
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTBXphY87eo At 4.59 there is another b&w view of this vehicle though with revised bells and blue light arrangement.Sat 30/12/2017, 06:19
vehicle Hazard Markings may be mixed load of various packages - more here - http://www.hse.gov.uk/cdg/manual/consignment.htm#placardingWed 27/12/2017, 14:31
Ref the fleetnumbering, my guesswork was (for once) right! I noted a Sovereign Recovery flatbed with number S220 the other dayThu 14/12/2017, 16:39
poss ex Neil Yates , was called Hercules with reg of V100 NYRMon 04/12/2017, 19:50
In LFB use 1964-1977 Located to station 'B21' Old Town Clapham , former 'South West' area , fleet number BL14 BL13 SLD661 a Dennis F23 in use before that 1956-60 hd a damaged crane after hitting a RSJ BL11 BYV317a Dennis F23 in use 1936-56 donating crane to BL13 Meanwhile ! http://www.fdnytrucks.com/images/specialunits/shops/FDNYMM16002.jpg Sat 25/11/2017, 17:02
I was surprised that some of what were at one time called ''New Dimension'' units (mass decontamination bodies etc introduced post 9/11) are shown.Tue 21/11/2017, 19:21
I stumbled across a photo of BL14 on the LFB website and it appears that it was not used to recovery fire applicanes but to attend incidents where heavy lifting capability was required. It also had 'LTE heavy lifting jack' (sic), so the board above the windscreen may indeed be authentic. Here's a linky dink: http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/150/dennis-f127-breakdown-lorry.aspSun 19/11/2017, 22:12
Thanks for the pointer to that fleetlist. Perhaps I was wrong, but an expert in the field did show me evidence (admittedly about a year ago) of photos of a particular type of support vehicle being published on the internet and then disappearing. Photos of that type are now available again.

I am slightly disappointed that they have introduced a discontinuity in their fleetnumbering. The most common type of fire engine is a pump/ladder, which the LFB classed as DPL. Fleetnumbers reached as high as DPL1308 in 2007. There was then a gap of almost 10 years before deliveries resumed. However, as this was in the 150th year of the service, they numbered the first DPL150, and later deliveries have followed on from this.

Still, at least nobody has complained about my spelling of 'publicly'!
Sun 19/11/2017, 21:50
My original transparency for this photo bears a processing date of Aug 75 and was most likely taken no later than July as other shots followed. At the time I was a motorman at Hainault and remember the occasion well. The emergency garage was closed sometime following the Moorgate disaster of 28 Feb 1975 when the Hainault gang failed to attend due to staff not being available. Local gossip was that coverage for the gang was from the depot shop staff rota and that some individuals regularly took a chance to go AWOL. By the time I'd got my new camera I found the garage full of chairs just delivered by this lorry and no sign of any breakdown tenders. Sun 19/11/2017, 15:13
You have been unnecessarily pessimistic regarding the latter! A search of ''London Fire Brigade Fleet'' on the WhatDoTheyKnow F.O.I. website brings up a current LFB fleetlist, including allocations etc, correct to Sept 2017 and the LFCDA say this information is updated annually. Wed 15/11/2017, 00:42
As there have been no further reports of this car it is assumed it was not a Go-Ahead London vehice.Thu 19/10/2017, 12:31
RX17PCU now added to databaseThu 19/10/2017, 11:48
RX17PCU operating out of River Road on 16/10/2017Tue 17/10/2017, 17:52
The Jetta is the Golf saloon so these estates are indeed Golfs. Interesting that VW have reverted to the original Jetta name as the previous generation was sold in the UK as the Bora and the one before that as the Vento. Fri 22/09/2017, 20:59
6986F is the LBSL vehicle.Tue 22/08/2017, 17:43
A ladder-rack is on the roof.Mon 31/07/2017, 11:13
Now known to be officially numbered 8416TSun 14/05/2017, 18:52
The LUL sign seems to say Emergency Response UnitWed 03/05/2017, 21:14
A second 'Streets' Prius was found the day this photograph was put up!Tue 02/05/2017, 10:48
Fiesta van now known to be numbered 8356FTue 28/03/2017, 15:56
If ambushed by the Foreman, the exit into River Park Road was a handy escape.Mon 06/03/2017, 13:50
This had just arrived, there being a one-way system around the front of the garage. It seemed to be in use as a driver assessment vehicle (as was the second one based here)Tue 28/02/2017, 20:12
Allocated to Technical Services AVI (Auto Video Inspection) Team at Hearne HouseThu 16/02/2017, 09:35
This van is allocated to the ATMS (Automatic Track Measuring System) Team at Hearne HouseThu 16/02/2017, 09:32
Allocated to Technical Services (NDT) at Hearne HouseThu 16/02/2017, 09:30
This is a pool vehicle for Technical Services at Hearne House and is generally used by the NDT (Non-Destructive Testing - Ultrasonics) TeamThu 16/02/2017, 09:28
This vehicle is allocated to EES (Electronic Equipment Services) at Maxwell HouseThu 16/02/2017, 09:26
This is a full five seat crew van, although it does not have side windows for the rear passengers.Thu 16/02/2017, 09:24
Following internal restructuring, the 'Bus Infrastructure' department is now part of TfL Asset Management rather than London Buses and deal with more than just bus infrastructure. That, coupled with the lightbar and the fact the vehicle appears to be parked in a bus stop (thick yellow line) leads me to believe that this is probably a new livery for the department - and this van will probably be based at Orpington. The van is also consistent with previously used vehicle types for this department.Sat 11/02/2017, 18:44
No internal shots yet. Ref the equipment carried I can add a few things: Bullhorn, Dolly stop and base, sacks of grit (for oil spills) and a shovel.Sun 15/01/2017, 20:05
Ref the two Ford Transits and one Sherpa van, they are quite likely to be BR vans, although no lettering is apparent. Were BT vans still yellow in 1987?Sun 15/01/2017, 19:59
BR yellow vans in background?Tue 03/01/2017, 16:01
Out of interest what equipment to these vehicles carry ?? Buses on Diversion signs, cordon tape etc any internal shots??Mon 26/12/2016, 22:57
I should clarify that this was the second Volvo CAR for the liveried fleet. Several Volvo lorries have been used, including by the Emergency Response Unit.Sat 24/12/2016, 13:13
I have added this and similar DS16YNV to the database since both have been in use for at least 3 months now.Mon 14/11/2016, 21:23
This is a common watering hole for LBSL vans. For example, 5588F was noted there in 2006Thu 03/11/2016, 21:35
LT10TXV has been added to the database as it is still in use with Tower Transit. The car was transferred from the co-owned Impact Group where it was used as a driver training vehicle.Mon 31/10/2016, 17:06
Used for apprentice outward bound training?Sat 08/10/2016, 01:10
Similar, but black, DA16THU is showing its offside front wing.Sat 06/08/2016, 13:37
Both LN61ZGO and LM61JHX have been sold and are shown as parked here on Google maps so it would seem this is an LBSL 'spot'. Plus, available colours are blue, white, silver and blackSat 06/08/2016, 07:43
Eltham Bus Station (am) and Bromley North (pm) 21/7/2016Thu 21/07/2016, 10:56

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