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1925 AEC NS-Type London General NS2343

1925 AEC NS-Type in The Rocket Bus, Movie, 1929 IMDB

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

1925 AEC NS-Type London General NS2343

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Alexander DE

2006-10-28 19:12

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Alexander DE

2006-10-28 19:37

The inscription on the radiator says 'General' which stands for the 'London General Omnibus Co. Ltd.'. In 1912 the manufacturing part of LGOC became the 'Associated Equipment Company', short 'AEC', when LGOC was taken over by the Underground group of companies. ('Underground' as in 'Tube', not 'illegal activities' ;) )

The pneumatic tyres seen on this bus became legal for double-deck busses in 1928. The solid tyres on older busses were then exchanged.

SteveA EN

2006-10-29 00:53

NS2343 (YW7965)

Alexander DE

2006-10-31 10:51

I don't know who changed it, but I don't think that the serial number provided by Steve makes a good name.

antp BE

2006-10-31 11:00

As it was listed as "NS-Series" I thought that NS2343 was just a more precise model name :??:

Alexander DE

2006-11-03 01:46

antp wrote As it was listed as "NS-Series" I thought that NS2343 was just a more precise model name :??:

Well, Steve's comment was a bit short in that respect.
Buses that are used by bigger organisations usually get an extra number next to the registration number. Sometimes the individual chassis number is used, sometimes a consecutive number or some number that follows a special scheme.
I guess Steve will be able to tell many more details about how it is for London buses.

As this number probably identifies the bus on it's own we could use it in the chassis field ... like I do for the steam engines.

sixcyl FR

2006-11-03 01:57

the NS Type was introduced by AEC in 1923. Final liveries during 1926/27 carried the ADC (Assiociated Daimler Co) radiator although the AEC engine was still used.

antp BE

2006-11-03 11:37

Alexander wrote
As this number probably identifies the bus on it's own [...]


Wasn't it said somewhere else that unique numbers were put in extra info rather than chassis field? (it was in a discussion about race Ferrari cars if I remember well)

ben68 BE

2006-11-03 11:40

antp wrote
Wasn't it said somewhere else that unique numbers were put in extra info rather than chassis field? (it was in a discussion about race Ferrari cars if I remember well)


Indeed. Let's put it as extra info if everybody agrees, using template (s/n ......) .

Alexander DE

2006-11-03 17:22

I didn't follow that discussion, but it sounds reasonable!

@ Jean-Marc: I used 1925 as the year as this was the first year double-deck buses with roofs were allowed. Before officials feared that the vehicles would be to top-heavy. That is the reason for all the open deck buses in the early years of London transport ... not, as one could think, a more Mediterranean climate in those years! ;)

sixcyl FR

2006-11-03 22:09

no pb Alex, 1925 is ok for me ;)

sixteensix EN

2010-03-02 20:28

'NS' was the London General Omnibus Company's designation for this type of bus, it follwed on from the 'S' type which in turn followed on from the 'K' type.
The NS, along with all other London buses upto and including the 'Routemaster' was designed (and built) at Chiswick (bus) Works, (I have a copy of the general arrangement drawing), and because the design was so advanced and considered 'perfect' (for that time anyway) it was designated NS, being the latin for Nulii Secundus (sorry about the spelling!) which simply means 'Second to None'.
Cheers for now.
Jim Stringer (Vintage Austin Register) - who worked for London Transport for amost 50 years - Ye God's!

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