Bristol Commercial Vehicles Enthusiasts

Lodekkas By Original Owner

Last Updated : February 5th 2017 (LLD6G added as alternative to LDL6G following recent evidence)

Welcome to the Lodekka section of the website. I have been keeping records of the whereabouts of Lodekka survivors for more than twenty years now, and it never ceases to amaze me how many new "finds" continue to come up from all corners of the world. Sometimes I think that if man ever steps foot on Mars the first thing he'll find is an ex-Bristol Omnibus Lodekka! The advent of the Internet has meant that it is even easier for people who have just bought a "1960s Bristol double decker" to find out exactly what they have bought, and I hope that this website will eventually provide all the information on the history of their bus that they could ever want. In the meantime you will find below a list of companies who bought Lodekkas from new and for each company there is a separate list of known survivors with details of when they were last reported. Please feel free to contact me to update any information, contribute a photo (recent or otherwise) or to add a new survivor to the list.

While several well-known sources are acknowledged as contributors to data in this website, this is a personal list which I have been compiling from very widely-spread contacts over a long period and it is those people who I particularly thank for their kindness. Specific acknowledgements should go to The PSV Circle for the wonderful work they do to record vehicle movements in the UK and around the world, Buses magazine for the excellent UK coverage in Fleet News over many decades, the British-Buses-Abroad-In-North-America and British-Buses-Abroad-In-Europe Yahoo Groups who have been running for many years and have provided much of interest about the current scene in that continent, and more recently the various Facebook pages dedicated to our hobby.


Original Owners List

Original owners LDX6B LD5G LD6B LD6G LDS6B LDS6G LLD6G/ LDL6G FS5G FS6B FS6G FSF6B FSF6G FL6B FL6G FLF6B FLF6G FLF6G (31') FLF6L TOTAL
Alexander (No known survivors)       135                             135
Alexander Fife (4 Survivors)       2           34           13 18   67
Alexander Midland (No known survivors)       23                       34     57
Bath Electric Tramways (See Bristol Omnibus for survivors)     4 10               1     2 2     19
Bath Tramways Motors (See Bristol Omnibus survivors)     9 8               2     5 1     25
Brighton, Hove & District (15 Survivors)         8       33 16 10 5       20     92
Bristol Omnibus (110 Survivors) 1   82
71
    1     8 13 19
    193
104
  3 495
Cheltenham District (5 Survivors)     2 4             2 2       11     21
Central S.M.T. (11 Survivors)       122           35   48       74 76   355
Crosville (67 Survivors)     257 94   1     55 72 5 25     64 20     593
Cumberland (5 Survivors)     9 31         11 5 5         28   3 92
Durham District (No known survivors)     8               5       2       15
Eastern Counties (53 Survivors)   55           120         6   1 82     264
Eastern National (80 Survivors)   96 41       1 2             81 113 53   387
Hants & Dorset (59 Survivors)     39 59     1   33 35       12 28 23   11 241
Lincolnshire (12 Survivors)   23 27 22       47           5   12     136
Mansfield District (29 Survivors)       25           10   10     12 30     87
Midland General (34 Survivors)       48           11   10     14 40     123
Notts & Derby (See Midland General for survivors)       7     1               4 9     21
Red & White (10 Survivors)     7 20         15 10       20         72
Scottish Omnibuses (18 Survivors)       152           29           75     256
Southern National (See Western National for survivors)     32 5                     19 12     68
Southern Vectis (46 Survivors)    
65           9           22     96
Thames Valley (14 Survivors)   13 9 21     1               14 78     136
United Automobile (9 Survivors)     54           7   28       175       264
United Counties (6 Survivors)   6 103           81 7          51       248
United Welsh (3 Survivors)     6 38         3 14 6 22     2 9     100
West Yorkshire (27 Survivors) 1   79 2         155   1               238
Western National (98 Survivors)     40 24     2   2           64 55     187
Western S.M.T. (49 Survivors)       144           3       2   86     235
Wilts & Dorset (16 Survivors)     14 24         18 10         10 11   5 92
TOTAL (780 Survivors)
2 193 822
1156 8 1 7 169 413 308 75 144 6 39 741 964 147 22
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Models - - > LDX6B LD5G LD6B LD6G LDS6B LDS6G LLD6G/ LDL6G FS5G FS6B FS6G FSF6B FSF6G FL6B FL6G FLF6B FLF6G FLF6G (31') FLF6L TOTAL

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