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I have been trying to remember the buses at Winchester when I started in 1967. Here is what I have been able to come up with so far. The double deckers are almost right but I have only a vague memory of the single deckers. I remember using an L6 on an Andover trip, the one where I dropped all my money! We used to call these buses 'spaceships'. I am sure we had an LS, one can just be seen lurking in the garage in the first photo on the Hants & Dorset bus photos pages in the Photos section. But I think we must have had three single deckers as they were used on 66s, 67s and 68s. Any further information would be gratefully received. The depot code was white on blue.
Number Renumbered Registration Type In service
         
- - - L6 single decker. -
- - - single decker. -
- - - LS single decker. -
1324 1387 LRU 53 KSW6B. Highbridge. Open back. 1952 - 1972
1327 1390 LRU 56 KSW6G. Highbridge. Open back. 1952 - 1972
1417 1480 YRU 56 Lodekka LD6G. 60 seats. Rear manual door. 1959 - 1976
1418 1481 YRU 57 Lodekka LD6G. 60 seats. Rear manual door. 1959 - 1976
1469 1205 4392 LJ Lodekka FS6G. 60 seats. Rear electric doors. 1961 - 1977
1489 1142 4689 RU Lodekka FS6G. 60 seats. Rear electric doors. 1963 - 1980
1533 1230 EEL 896C Lodekka FLF6G. 70 seats. 1965 - 1980
1539 1236 FLJ 156D Lodekka FLF6B. 70 seats. 1966 - 1980
1574 1271 LLJ 440F Lodekka FLF6L. 70 seats. Semi Automatic 1967 - 1980
1575 1272 LLJ 441F Lodekka FLF6L. 70 seats. Semi Automatic 1967 - 1980
After a gradual changeover during the previous decade, the introduction of full driver-only services meant the end for the last of the crew buses in 1980. Winchester bus station opened in 1935 and the site is expected to be redeveloped soon, the garage having already been moved to Bar End.
1324  LRU54
1324 at the back of the garage
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