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Identifying Plates and Numbers

The table below is a general summary of the different types of identifying plates and numbers, and includes links to photographs showing where brass plates etc. can be found on a real bus. For a bus fleet list giving individual identity numbers, click here.

Identification Number Location
Values (x represents any digit)
First batch Second batch
London Transport Fleet number
  • large external transfer on the bonnet (hood)
  • large external transfer on panel under driver's offside window
  • small transfer on interior rear of bus at shin level
  • brass plate on nearside dumbiron
RLH 1 - RLH 20 RLH 21 - RLH 76
Chassis mark number
  • brass plate on offside dumbiron- front of chassis frame
  • brass plate behind radiator filler cap on nearside exterior
RLH1/1G 2RLH1/1G or 2RLH
AEC Chassis number
  • brass plate on nearside dumbiron- front of chassis frame
  • square plate on engine bulkhead cab interior to left of driver
  • stamp in outer side of left hand chassis frame near front, visible to nearside of engine block, under bonnet
9612E 50xx 9613E 69xx or 9613E 70xx
London Transport Chassis Unit Number brass plate on outer side of left hand chassis frame near front, visible to nearside of engine block, under bonnet e.g. 266 e.g. 10015
Weymann Body Number interior circular plate in front of cab door M43xx M55xx
London Transport Body Number transfer located on inside of nearside canopy, above engine 7099 - 7118 8032 - 8087
UK Registration plates Front: Hanging below radiator
Rear: Below rear brake and side light cluster
KYY 501 - KYY 520 MXX 221 - MXX 276

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