Alternative Vehicle Evaluation Trials . Chiswick Works . 11th-August- 1985 .
In the early 1980s London Transport was seeking its next generation of Double Deck Buses .
A number of Buses , from various Manufacturers were ordered , and these arrived in 1984 / 1985 .
After time spent at Chiswick works they were allocated to Stockwell Garage for use on that garage's routes .
At the Chiswick Bus Rally in August-1985 three of the trial Bus are lined up in this shot .
H2 B102WUW . Dennis Dominator - Northern Counties H70D
L1 A101SYE . Leyland Olympian - ECW H75D
V1 A101SUU . Volvo Ailsa B55 / 1 - Alexander RH H77D .
3 MCW Metrobus Mk 11s were also ordered , two were subsequently delivered to LT M1441 & M1442 . The Third Metrobus was to have been a Mark 111 style but this was not delivered to L T .
At the Chiswick Bus Rally on 11th- August 1985 , H2 , L1 & V1 stand side by side .
( photo from my acquired print collection .)