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1931 AEC Renown LT LT863

1931 AEC Renown LT in Pedal Cyclists, Short Movie, 1947 IMDB

Class: Bus, Double-deck — Model origin: UK

1931 AEC Renown LT LT863

Position 00:01:27 [*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle


dsl SX

2016-10-08 01:11

GT 7475 = LT863, new in 1931. Slightly surprised this is only our 4th LT - were they rare?? Buses On T'Web suggests there were 800 (if my maths is correct).

johnfromstaffs EN

2016-10-08 09:02

We have 22 shown as "AEC Renown LT" in the database. This was the model name given by AEC to the three axle chassis.


There was a vogue for three axle chassis from the late '20s for about ten years, caused by regulations stipulating the maximum length of buses on two axles as 25ft. When this was changed the three axle buses very quickly disappeared from the brochures. The daft part was that the AEC STL on the Regent chassis was introduced not long after the LT, and could carry almost as many folk on a two axle chassis.

Nearly all the LTs survived WW2, but as the postwar re-equipment programme got under way they were scrapped off, choosing buses dependent upon condition, outside staircases, and petrol engines.

The chassis was also used for single deckers, known to the populace as "Scooters" for some reason.


-- Last edit: 2016-10-08 15:36:54

dsl SX

2016-10-08 14:46

All plain LTs now renamed to Renown LT.

johnfromStaffs EN

2016-10-08 16:04

LGOC built 4 six wheeled double deck buses in 1930/1, using Meadows engines, these had little to do with AEC, so could genuinely be referred to using LGOC as the maker. All were later fitted with AEC petrol engines, and all were scrapped by 1939. Referred to as Class CC, they were numbered in the LT series as LT1000, LT1051, and LT1202/3.

If one of these is spotted on film hang out a flag!

johnfromstaffs EN

2016-10-09 09:02

There were about ten earlier six wheeled double deckers built during the ADC era, on chassis type 802. The LGOC gave them the classification LS, they were fitted with Daimler sleeve valve petrol engines, some later changed to use the AEC overhead camshaft petrol engine. They appeared in 1928, and all had been either scrapped, or converted to breakdown lorries by 1937. The last lorry was scrapped in 1951.

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