Transport of Delight

* LTE Buses 1958 onwards

This gallery is a mixture of black and white and colour photographs
which were taken on a range of cameras ranging from 127 roll film
models to 35mm SLR. Sadly, they are not all of the highest quality,
partly because of age and an over-optimistic cameraman!

Unlike the trolleybus galleries, I did not spend a lot of time getting
photographs of the bus fleet. Shots might be taken to finish a film
or on the way between visiting railway locations or just to catch
an unusual view.

After 1972, the demands of a family kept me away from transport
photography for much of the time so there is a gap until
I returned to taking railway views.

Many of the earlier colour photographs up to the mid-1960s were
scanned from transparencies. Those taken using Agfa CT18 have
deteriorated more than those using Kodak. Many of these and
the ordinary b&w or colour prints have been restored as best
as possible using Photoshop Elements.

Pictures are shown by class, in alphabetical order. Where a class
has more than one set of letters (as per the RM class for example),
all photos are with the main class grouping.

Currently, the gallery contains 80 photographs (* 4 new in GS/RLH/RM/RT)
Latest update: 17/01/2016

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Photographs © Geoff Bannister
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General views


RM727, XMS1 and RTL1302
Victoria 1967

RM157 plus RTs: 16 April 1960
Royal Forest Hotel Chingford

RM514 and RT236
Whitehall April 1969

DM/DMS class: Daimler Fleetline CRG6/CRL6


DMS17
Tooting Junction August 1972

DMS1251
Cheam 8 August 1972

DMS1270
New Malden 8 August 1972

GS class: Guy Vixen


GS6
Oxted September 1961

* GS23
Orpington July 1961

GS59
Oxted September 1961

MB/MBS/XMS/XMB class: AEC Merlin


XMS1
Victoria 1967

XMS5
Victoria 1967

MB154
Sidcup November 1968


MB154
Sidcup November 1968

MB309 and MB154
Sidcup November 1968


MB309
Sidcup November 1968

MBS471
Carshalton April 1972

RF class: AEC Regal IV model 9821LT


RF90
Marble Arch 13 June 1959

Refurbished RF118
Reigate 10 April 1968

RF185
Euston Road; date unknown


Preserved RF271
Streatham Hill 21 October 1990

RF396
Sutton Garage 8 August 1972

RF402
Clapton Pond 12 June 1965


RF455
Hampton Court Station 5 March 1960

RF493
Hounslow Bus Station 28 February 1960

RF693
Earlswood 10 April 1968

RLH class: AEC Regent III models 9612E/9613E


RLH16
Oxted September 1961

* Oxted September 1961

RLH39
Oxted September 1961


RLH56
Clapton Pond 12 June 1965

RLH56
Clapton Pond 12 June 1965

RM/CRL/RML/RMC/RMF/RCL class: AEC Routemaster R2RH

Former Routemasters in Canada


ex-RM1604
Niagara Falls 1 October 2013

ex-RM2210
Dundas Square Toronto 16 May 2011

ex-RML2555
Niagara Falls 1 October 2013

In service in London


RML3
Marble Arch 13 June 1959

CRL4
Marble Arch 13 June 1959

RM14
Fulham Palace Road 13 June 1959


RM33
Grosvenor Gardens 12 July 1959

RM100
Aldgate 12 June 1965

RM546 Easter Parade
Battersea Park 2 April 1961


* RM418
Holborn November 1961

"Silver Lady" RM664
Unknown location August 1961

RM1027
Craven Park 4 January 1962


RM1043
Hammersmith 4 January 1962

RM1045
Craven Park 4 January 1962

RMF1254
Heathrow; date unknown


RMF1254 and RT 4803
Heathrow; date unknown

RM1304
Castelnau 3 October 1964

RM1317
Mortlake 3 October 1964


RM1317
Mortlake 3 October 1964

RM1581
Mortlake 5 September 1964

RM1601
Mortlake 5 September 1964


RM1986
Mortlake 3 October 1964

RM1989
Mortlake 3 October 1964

RM1989
Mortlake 3 October 1964


RM2001
Mortlake 5 September 1964

RCL2218
Aldgate 12 June 1965

RCL2218
Aldgate 12 June 1965

RML2572
Oxford circus: date unknown

RT class: AEC Regent III model 0661 (pre-war)
or model 0961 (post-war)


Vehicle unknown
Earlswood 10 April 1968

RT109
Kingston 4 April 1960

RT894
Battersea Rise 11 April 1959


Preserved RT1702
Streatham Hill 21 October 1990

RT3577
Wandsworth Bridge; date unknown

RT4185
Hampton Court Bridge 5 March 1960


RT4531
Epsom Station 20 April 1960

RT4778
Grosvenor Gardens 12 July 1959

RTL class: Leyland Titan PD2/1 7RT


RTL1076
Trinity Road Wandsworth 26 December 1958

RTL1266 (green)
Turnham green 5 May 1962

RTL1340
Durnsford Road Merton 6 June 1959


RTL1438
Clapham Old Town 12 June 1965

* Unidentified RTL
Holborn Circus November 1961

RTW class: Leyland Titan PD2/3 6RT


RTW344
Knightsbridge May 1960

RTW45
Cheam April 1968

TD class: Leyland Tiger PS1


TD54
Kingston 4 April 1960

TD54
Portsmouth Road Kingston 27 March 1961

TD128
Portsmouth Road Surbiton 27 March 1961

XA class: Leyland Atlantean PDR1


XA4
Parliament Square; date unknown

XA30
Reigate; date unknown

XF class: Daimler Fleetline CRG6


XF6
Reigate; date unknown

XF6
Reigate; date unknown
Photographs © Geoff Bannister 2006
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