The London Bus Page In Exile

Thursday 12 April 2007

Longcross 3 – Smashing Veterans!

Filed under: Companies, Historical, Special Events, Vehicles — londonbuspageinexile @ 7:56 pm

Southdown and Southern Vectis vintage buses at Longcross, 1st April 2007 Isn’t this what buses should look like?

Examples of Southdown and Southern Vectis pre-war machines in classic liveries parade at the other end of the Longcross complex. The Southdown motor is 873 (UF 6473), an all-Leyland TD1 of 1931, while the Southern Vectis bus is 502 (CDL 899), a 1939 Bristol K5G whose ECW body was converted to open-top circa 1958.



  1. Test….

    Comment by I'm The Daddy Now.... — Sunday 15 April 2007 @ 6:41 am

  2. 502 has now been renumbered 602. I believe the convertion to open top took place in 1959. The “Old Girl” holds the distinction of being the oldest bus still in service with it’s original operator. 68 years old in July.

    Comment by Dave Moore — Sunday 13 May 2007 @ 8:25 am

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