Registration Number AWB969B Built May 1964 (Body Nos. B49936-65); for Sheffield.
Registration Number 61NAU Built October 1962 (Body Nos. B48778-95); for Nottingham City.
Registration Number 255GON Built June 1963 (Body Nos. B49110-259); for Birmingham City.
Registration Number EWB125C Built January 1965 (Body Nos. B51745-70); for Sheffield.
Registration Number FOC617D Built December 1966 (Body Nos. B55123-260); for Birmingham City.
Registration Number NOV836G Built November 1968 (Body Nos. B55211-60); for Birmingham City.
Registration Number MAT833F Built December 1967 (Body Nos. B55407-18); for East Yorkshire.
Registration Number JKG498F Built January 1968 (Body Nos. B55728-43); for Cardiff.
Registration Number LNA255G Built February 1969 (Body Nos. B56393-439); for Manchester.
Registration Number RAT866G Built April 1969 (Body Nos. B56715-21); for East Yorkshire.
Registration Number RFN959G Built May 1969 (Body Nos. B56543-62); for East Kent.
Registration Number SOE928H Built November 1969 (Body Nos. B56723-822); for West Midlands.
Registration Number UNW208H Built February 1970 (Body Nos. B56463-92); for Leeds.
Registration Number SWK61J Built September 1970 (Body Nos. B57245-62); for Coventry City.
Registration Number EGP30J Built October 1970 (Body Nos. B57488-604); for L.T.E..
Registration Number XON50J Built January 1971 (Body Nos. B58061-160); for West Midlands.
Registration Number HWB238J Built March 1971 (Body Nos. B57697-719); for Sheffield.
Registration Number XHE755J Built March 1971 (Body Nos. B57715-9); for Yorkshire Traction.
Registration Number HWJ698J Built April 1971 (Body Nos. B58030-59); for Sheffield.
Registration Number RNA227J Built May 1971 (Body Nos. B57720-79); for Manchester.
Registration Number JGF160K Built June 1971 (Body Nos. B57780-829); for L.T.E..
Registration Number GHV500N JGF368K Built December '74 to January '75 (Body No. B59087) was the thousandth Daimler Fleetline built for L.T.E.. It was one of the batch of 860 Fleetlines (Body Nos. B58445-9304) delivered between June 1972 & March 1976 just before Leyland dropped the Daimler name. The last of the batch of 30 Leyland Fleetlines [making up 890] (expected Body Nos. B59305-34) were transferred to MCW for construction (this was the first time such an arrangement had been made). Many Fleetlines had been built by PRV for L.T.E. since 1970 and two further significant batches were to follow with some of those also transferred to MCW. The picture shows the bus sporting its celebratory sign that it was the 1000th "Londoner" (as LT called the marque) parked in Twyford Abbey Road for an official photograph; which this image is. It was scrapped in February '84.
Eric Jones kindly supplied this newspaper article (dating from between late June & September 30th 1971) showing an interesting image of the "Londoner" being constructed at PRV. Neither the photographer nor the newspaper is known but partial snippets of articles surrounding this PRV article (not shown) suggest that the publication was dedicated to the transport industry. One of the snippets makes comment on the nuptials of an ECW employee that FreeBMD¹ reveals occurred during the third quarter of 1971; hence the ability to nearly date the publication.
Registration Number WWJ768M Built October 1973 (Body Nos. B58425-54); for Sheffield.
Registration Number EOF292L Built February 1973 (Body Nos. B60124-223); for West Midlands.
Registration Number JOV629P Built January 1975 (Body Nos. B60224-323); for West Midlands.
(In 1976 Leyland dropped the Daimler name from the Fleetline chassis and subsequent vehicles were known as Leyland Fleetlines.)
Registration Number OJD376R (we don't know the reg. of the one behind). Built April 1977 (Body No. B60975); for London Transport. Being used here as a sightseeing bus in Philadelphia, USA. This is one of the same huge batch as immediately below, built for LT between 1976 & 78. (Photo kindly sent in by Jeffrey Ornstein).
Registration Number THX631S Built August 1978 (Body Nos. B60837-1245); for London Transport. (Photographs Copyright © (3))
Registration Number SDA625S Built February 1978 (Body Nos. B61911-2030); for West Midlands. (Photographs Copyright © (3))
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