Vehicles

Road vehicle; Guy Special single deck motor bus bonnet No GS64, registration mark MXX364, 1953
A classic-style single-deck motor bus painted green and labelled 'London Transport'
Simple name : Road vehicle
Date : 1953
Collection : Vehicles
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1985/93 part 0
Operated by : London Transport
Bibliography : CURTIS C., 1988. The London Bus. London: London Transport
Manufacturer : Guy Motors, Wolverhampton : 1953
Mode : Bus
Additional information : In the early 1950s, a change in legal regulations allowed London Transport to introduce one-man-driven buses that had up to 26 seats. This led to the design of the G.S.-type bus. It operated mainly on rural and suburban routes where there were fewer passengers, so the bus could be easily managed by one person. The unusual American Indian chief head on the bonnet in the centre of the photo was the company badge of Guy Motors, the manufacturer.
Vehicle caption : The Guy Special (GS) bus was the replacement for the Leyland Cub, which had served low-traffic routes since 1934. London Transport ordered 84 GS one-man-operated buses for the Country Area, the first of which was delivered in 1953. These buses were distinctive because of the 'American Indian Chief' crest on the bonnet. This was the mark of Guy Motors, the company that produced the chassis. This bus, GS64, ran from 1954 and passed to London Country Bus Services in 1970.
Colour : Green
Deck : Single
Height : 9ft 5.5in
Length : 25ft 0.5in
Seating lower : 26
Type : GS-type
Weight (laden) : 5tons 15cwt
Weight (unladen) : 4tons 1cwt
Body number : 8229
Chassis number : NLLVP 44994P
Registration number : MXX364
Lt type code : 1GS1
First date in service : 17/12/1953
Last date in service : 13/05/1967
Record completeness :
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