SCT '61 Photo Index
Alexander
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1. VD3433
This Leyland Lion LT5A, VD3433, was new to Central SMT in 1934, one of 110 ordered by them and Lanarkshire Traction. Originally fitted with a Leyland bodywork. It was withdrawn in 1945 and sold to Alexander who fitted this semi-utility Alexander body and a diesel engine. It operated on Perth city services in this red livery.
Photo taken 1997, Dunbar
2. AFG664
Seen in Inverness AFG664, Highland J155, was a Leyland TS7 new to Simpson's and Forrester's, Dunfermline in June 1935 which had passed to Alexander, Falkirk in February 1938 and had been rebodied with an Alexander L27/26R body in October 1943. It was transferred to Highland in February 1952 and was withdrawn later in 1959.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
3. AFG679
Transferred to Highland Omnibuses in February 1952 from Alexander, Falkirk with the Inverness services, AFG679, numbered J151 was a Leyland TS7 which had been rebuilt and rebodied with an Alexander L27/26R body in June 1943. It had been new to General Motor Carrying Company Limited, Kirkcaldy in April 1935, passing to Alexander in May 1937 and is seen here at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
4. AFG680
Alexander, Falkirk AFG680 was a Leyland TS7 which started life in 1935 in the fleet of General Motor Carrying Company Limited, Kirkcaldy with an Alexander C32F body. In May 1937 it was acquired by Alexander as P245 and in October 1943 it was rebuilt to TD4 specification, fitted with an Alexander L27/26R body and renumbered to RO403.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Dundas Street Bus Station, Glasgow
5. CS2005
Western S.M.T. 47, CS2005, was a Leyland TS7 which had been new in 1935 with a Leyland B32R body. It was fitted with a new Alexander C35F body in May 1950 as seen here in Dumfries and was withdrawn in 1963, passing via Milburn Motors (dealer), Glasgow to Buchan, Burgess Hill.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
6. JY5025
JY5025, a Leyland TD4 new in April 1935 as Plymouth 107 was acquired by Alexander, Falkirk in November 1945 and was transferred to Highland in February 1952, becoming J161. It had an Alexander L27/26R body new in February 1946 and a Leyland 7.4 litre engine fitted at the same time and is seen at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
7. WG2392
Lawson, Kirkintilloch P723, WG2392 was a Leyland LT5A Lion new to W. Alexander in 1935 with an Alexander B36F body being rebodied in 1945 with a new Alexander B36F body. It was transferred to Lawson in 1953 and is seen here at Dundas Street Bus Station in Glasgow.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 April 1959, Dundas Street Bus Station, Glasgow
8. WG3466
Leyland TS7, WG3466, was new in 1935 with an Alexander C32F body as P233 in the fleet of W. Alexander & Sons Ltd., Falkirk. In June 1943 it was rebuilt to TD4 specification and fitted with an Alexander L27/26R body being renumbered to R370.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Germiston Street, outside Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
9. WG3474
Alexander, Falkirk R383, WG3474, was a Leyland TS7 new in June 1935 with an Alexander C32F body but had been rebuilt and fitted with an Alexander L27/26R body in July 1943.
Photo taken Saturday 9 April 1960, Dundas Street, Glasgow
10. WG3481
Seen in Inverness, Highland J150, WG3481, new to Alexander, Falkirk in July 1935, was a Leyland TS7 which had been rebodied in June 1943 with an Alexander L27/26R body and which was transferred to Highland in February 1952.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Academy Street, Inverness
11. WG3483
Highland J156, WG3483, was new to Alexander, Falkirk in July 1935. This Leyland TS7 was rebodied with an Alexander L27/26R body in November 1943, was fitted with a Leyland 7.4 litre engine replacing the 8.6 litre one in February 1946 and was transferred to Highland in February 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
12. CS3364
Looking for information about this vehicle, seen locked away in a shed in Lathalmond, photo taken with permission.
Photo taken Sunday 16 August 2015, Lathalmond
13. SN7136
Transferred from Alexander, Falkirk in February 1952, SN7136, became Highland J154. This 1936 Leyland TS7 had been rebodied with an Alexander L27/26R body in September 1943 and is seen in Inverness.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Academy Street, Inverness
14. WG3506
Alexander, Falkirk P322, WG3506, a Leyland TS7 was new in 1936 with an Alexander C32F body. In November 1943 it was rebuilt to TD4 specification and fitted with an Alexander L27/26R body, also fitted with an A.E.C. 7.7 litre oil engine and renumbered to R415.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Germiston Street, outside Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
15. WS8059
Ken has virtually no information on this picture other than it is captioned Smiths of Reading. It is scanned from a very poor 3x2 print. It is obviously Scottish in origin, and he's ascertained that Smiths had some Leyland Cheetah's from which they removed the bodies and transferred them to other chassis. Apart from that it's open to you all to fill in the blanks.
Photo taken 1950's
16. WG4445
Alexander P331, WG4445, looks more modern at first glance than it is and is seen at the end of the 1976 Trans-Pennine Run in Harrogate and appears to be having some attention. This vehicle was new to Simpsons and Forresters as their 45 in 1937 and absorbed into the Alexander fleet the following year. In 1949 it was rebodied Alexander C30F and ran as a tour coach in the Lawson fleet, but was fitted with 39 bus seats in 1959. It passed to the Midland fleet on the division of W. Alexander in 1961 but didn't run for them very long.
Photo taken Sunday 1 August 1976, Trans-Pennine Rally, Knaresborough Road Stray, Harrogate
17. WG4445
WG4445, a Leyland TS7 chassis with 1949 Alexander body has had a complicated existence in the Alexander, Lawsons and finally Midland fleets. It was preserved and in 1975 was hired for a wedding in north Glasgow.
Photo taken July 1975, North Glasgow
18. RN8608
New as Ribble 2043 in March 1939 with a Burlingham L27/26R body RN8608, a Leyland TD5, was rebodied in 1950 with an 8'0" wide Alexander L27/28R body. It was acquired by Barton in July 1961 and numbered 918.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Mount Street, Nottingham
19. RN8622
Preserved former Ribble 2057, RN8622, Leyland Titan TD5 new in 1939, rebodied by Alexander L27/26R around 1949/50.
Photo taken Sunday 26 June 2005, Blackpool
20. RN8622
Ribble Motor Services 2057, RN8622, a 1939 Leyland Titan TD5, rebodied by Alexander in 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2008, Bolton Abbey Station
21. RN8622
Ribble 2057, RN8622, a Leyland TD5 with Alexander body, built in 1939. Thanks to its use as a contractor for Saxone Shoes it survived longer than most of its class, and was saved to become a well-known vehicle on the preservation scene, restored to its Ribble condition.
Photo taken 1966, Saxone Warehouse, Seacroft, Leeds
22. RN8622
Former Ribble 2057, RN8622, is a preserved Leyland TD5 with Alexander body, built in 1939.
Photo taken 1966, Benefit Shoes warehouse, Seacroft, Leeds
23. RN8630
Dunoon Motor Services RN8630 was a Leyland TD5 new as Ribble 2065 in February 1939 with a Brush L27/26R body. In 1950 it was fitted with an Alexander L27/26R body (8'0" wide).
Photo taken Monday 11 June 1962, Dunoon Pier
24. RN8639
South Notts 72, RN8639, had been new in 1939 as Ribble 2074, a Leyland TD5 with a Brush L27/26R body. In 1949 it received a new Alexander L27/26R body and was withdrawn in 1960 passing to Millburn Motors (dealer) and then to South Notts in September 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Broadmarsh Bus Station, Nottingham
25. WG8107
Preserved W Alexander 205, WG8107, a Leyland Tiger TS8 built in 1939 with Alexander based bodywork, attending the Trans-Pennine Rally.
Photo taken August 1984, Harrogate Stray
26. WG7625
Norfolk, Nayland WG7625 seen near his garage was a Leyland LZ2A Cheetah with an Alexander C39F body acquired from Lloyd, Nuneaton in July 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 14 February 1965, Bear Street, Nayland
27. WG7625
A rear view of Norfolk, Nayland WG7625 which was a Leyland LZ2A Cheetah with an Alexander C39F body acquired from Lloyd, Nuneaton in July 1958, seen near his garage.
Photo taken Sunday 14 February 1965, Bear Street, Nayland
28. WG9321
Seen at Falkirk was Alexander ML220, WG9321, a Leyland Tiger TS8 with Alexander B39F body which had been new as number P631 in 1940. It had been converted to a service vehicle in October 1962 and was sold four years later.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 July 1965, Falkirk
29. WG9335
A Leyland TS8 Special, WG9335, with an Alexander C39F body was P645 in the Lawson fleet and was one of four delivered in 1940. It was seen awaiting its next trip in Dundas Street Bus Station, Glasgow.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Dundas Street Bus Station, Glasgow
30. WG9336
Lawson, Kirkintilloch P646, WG9336, was a Leyland TS8 Special with an Alexander C39F body new in 1940 and was seen in Dundas Street bus station in Glasgow.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Dundas Street Bus Station, Glasgow
31. WG9515
Lawson, Kirkintilloch P679, WG9515, was a Leyland TS8 Special with an Alexander C39F body which had been new in December 1940 to Alexander, Falkirk and which had been transferred to Lawson in 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Dundas Street Bus Station, Glasgow
32. GLL590
In December 1951 Western S.M.T. acquired twenty-two Guy Arab IIs from London Transport Executive and 999, GLL590, seen here, had a Park Royal H30/26R body when new in 1943. It was rebodied with an Alexander L27/26R body in 1952 when it received its fleet number. All had run un-numbered until rebodied.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Lonsdale Street, Western SMT Depot, Carlisle
33. WG3511
Highland Omnibuses J157, WG3511, had been transferred to Highland Omnibuses in February 1952 from Alexander, Falkirk along with services from Inverness. It was a Leyland TS7 which had been rebuilt and rebodied in November 1943 with an Alexander L27/26R body replacing the original.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
34. BEA737
West Bromwich 127, BEA737 , a Daimler CWG5 from 1944 with a 1953 Alexander H56R body, the last of a batch of seven.
Photo taken August 1968, Lower Queen Street, West Bromwich
35. BEA723
Originally carrying a Brush H30/26R body when new in 1945 West Bromwich 123, BEA723, was rebodied in 1953 with an Alexander H30/26R body. It was a Daimler CWA6 and is seen at the Oak Lane garage.
Photo taken Sunday 22 March 1964, Oak Lane Garage, West Bromwich
36. ARN394
Samuel Ledgard ARN394, a Leyland Titan PD1A with Alexander H32/26R body, new in 1946 to Preston Corporation (52) and acquired by Ledgard in 1961.
Photo taken October 1967, Otley Bus Station
37. DED797
Whiteways DED797, ex Warrington PD1 (and now in preservation) at their depot. New in 1946 and numbered 16 in the Warrington fleet, it carried a Leyland-style H56R body which was contracted out to Alexander.
Photo taken Thursday 15 April 1976, Waenfawr
38. DED797
Whiteways DED797 was ex-Warrington 18, a Leyland PD1 with a Leyland-style body which was contracted out to Alexander in 1946, and is now in preservation.
Photo taken July 1976, Caernarvon
39. DED797
Warrington 16, DED797, showing the different style emergency exit window fitted to this Alexander built Leyland H30/26R body. This bus later passed to Whiteways, Waunfawr in June 1963. It is seen here in Warrington.
Photo taken Thursday 24 March 1960, Warrington
40. GTB165
Seen in Darwen was GTB165 which was number 4 in the Corporation fleet. It was a Leyland PD1 with an Alexander H30/26R body, one of fifty built under sub-contract from Leyland when their capacity was stretched in the early post-war years.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Bolton Road/Darwen Circus
41. GTB167
Darwen 6, GTB167, a Leyland PD1 with an Alexander H30/26R body, built under sub-contract from Leyland, is seen at Darwen (Circus).
Photo taken Tuesday 22 March 1960, Darwen Circus
42. GTD481
Laurie, Hamilton, 'Chieftain', acquired GTD481, a Leyland PD1 with an Alexander H30/26R body new in 1946 from Accrington Corporation 101 earlier in 1959 and numbered it 48.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Hamilton Garage
43. GTD487
Berresford's, Cheddleton 34, GTD487, a Leyland Titan PD1 with Alexander (to Leyland design) H30/26R body, new to Accrington Corporation (107) in 1946, acquired in 1959 and withdrawn in 1964.
Photo taken March 1973, Berresford's Premises, near Cheddleton
44. GTD497
Haslingden 25, GTD497, a Leyland PD1 new in 1946 with an Alexander built Leyland H30/26R body.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 July 1959, Helmshore Road, Haslingden
45. LEV917
Eastern National 2102, LEV917, a Leyland Titan PD1/1 with Leyland/Alexander O33/26R body. It was new to the City Coach Company in 1946, passing to Westcliff and then Eastern National as the respective fleets were taken over.
Photo taken near Southend Pier
46. AWG631
W Alexander and Sons A44, AWG631, an AEC Regal 0662 with Alexander C35F bodywork seen in the vicinity of Inverurie loco sheds. It passed to Alexander's Northern area in the 1961 split where it lasted until 1967.
Photo taken Friday 22 May 1959, Inverurie, Scotland
47. AWG642
Alexander Northern NA55, AWG642, seen at Arbroath was an AEC Regal with Alexander C35F body new in 1947 as Alexander A55.
Photo taken Wednesday 28 July 1965, Arrott Street, Arbroath
48. AWG647
Seen at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness, AWG647, an AEC O662 Regal was new as Alexander, Falkirk A60 in July 1947 with an Alexander C35F body.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
49. BMS206
Preserved Alexander (Northern) NPA44, BMS206, a Leyland Tiger PS1 built in 1947 with Alexander bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 6 August 1978, Harrogate
50. FFS192
Scottish Omnibuses B295, FFS192, an A.E.C. O662 Regal with an Alexander C35F body, one of twenty-five delivered in 1947, is seen in Main Street, Coatbridge.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Main Street, Coatbridge
51. LEV918
The other two Leyland PD1/1 double deckers City Coach acquired in 1947, their first double deckers, had highbridge Alexander bodywork. After takeover by Westcliff the former LD2, LEV918, stands at the Benfleet terminus with a 26 to Canvey Leigh Beck.
Photo taken mid 1950s, Benfleet Station
52. BWG324
Alexander (Northern) old and new at Perth Bus Station, but both immaculate on route 59 to Blairgowrie via Guildtown with BL garage plates. NPA98, BWG324, was one of numerous similar Alexander C35F bodied Leyland Tiger PS1s new to Alexander, entering service in September 1948 and gaining an "N" prefix when transferred to the new Northern company in May 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 9 September 1967, Perth Bus Station
53. CWG206
Alexander Leyland Tiger PS1 PA164, CWG206,with Alexander bus bodywork dating from 1948. The impressive Alexander fleetname is shown to good effect in this view.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2009, Elland Road, Leeds
54. DMS830
Alexander's (Fife) FPB17, DMS830, was one of the 20 Leyland OPS2/1s of 1948 with Alexander C35F bodywork which were rebuilt as conventional PS1s in 1960.
Photo taken 1967, Dunfermline Depot
55. FFS160
Eastern Scottish BB39A was an AEC Regent III which dated from 1948 and was fitted with an Alexander L27/26R body. Considered by some to be a little Spartan in appearance, they, nevertheless, outlasted their Duple and Burlingham bodied counterparts in the fleet and were popular with drivers because of their preselective gearboxes.
Photo taken 1968, St Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
56. FFS181
Scottish Omnibuses BB60, FFS181, was the last of forty A.E.C. Regent IIIs new in 1948 with Alexander L27/26R bodies and was seen in Airdrie. The majority of the batch were of the O961 model but six, BB55-60, were of the 9612E model, the designation being updated during the production of the batch.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Airdrie
57. ATS906
Dundee 116, ATS906, was a Daimler CVD6 with Alexander H33/28R bodywork. New in 1949, it originally carried a Barnard H30/26R body and was rebodied in 1959. It survived until 1972 when it was sold for scrap.
Photo taken 1969, Shore Terrace, Dock Street, Dundee
58. BWG522
BWG522 seen in Dunoon was a Leyland PS1 with an Alexander C35F body and was one of forty-four new in 1949 to W. Alexander, Falkirk. PA117 was transferred to Alexander (Midland) in May 1961 with whom it is seen here.
Photo taken Monday 11 June 1962, Dunoon Pier
59. BWG529
BWG529 was a Leyland Tiger PS1 with Alexander C35F body, new in March 1949 to Walter Alexander & Co, numbered PA124. Alongside is KWG654, a Leyland Titan PD3/3 with Alexander L35/32R body, new in September 1958 to Walter Alexander, numbered RB193.
Photo taken 1960s, Coulardbank Road, Lossiemouth
60. CMS201
W. Alexander PA133, CMS 201, a 1949 Leyland Tiger PS1 with an Alexander C35F body at Brough during the 2014 Brough & Kirkby Stephen Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 19 April 2014, Brough
61. CMS300
Fitted with a Scottish Aviation C29F body this Commer Commando had been new as Alexander C28 in July 1949. CMS300 was numbered L7 by Highland Omnibuses when acquired, along with five others, in 1953 and is seen at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
62. CSD16
Western S.M.T. 610, CSD16, was an Alexander C35F bodied Leyland PS1 new in 1949.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Clyde Street, Glasgow
63. CSD9
Western S.M.T. 603, CSD9, was a Leyland PS1 with an Alexander C35F body new in 1949 which is seen in Dumfries and which, after withdrawal in 1965, passed to Frazer, Blaydon-on-Tyne in April 1966.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
64. CVD513
Central S.M.T. L313, CVD513, was a Leyland PD1A new in 1949 with an Alexander L27/26R body and was withdrawn in 1964 and sold for scrap.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Edinburgh Road, Hamilton
65. CWG286
This Leyland Tiger PS1 was new to Alexander in 1949 as their PA184, CWG286. It carries Alexander bodywork and is seen in service with Cumbria Classic coaches in a rain soaked Barnard Castle.
Photo taken July 2000, Barnard Castle
66. EBO897
Cardiff had a small number of Crossleys, such as 43, EBO897, seen here in Cardiff Bus Station. It was a DD42/5 with an Alexander L27/26R body new in 1949
Photo taken Cardiff Bus Station
67. EVA675
Central S.M.T. T153, EVA675, seen in Quarry Street, Hamilton, was a Leyland PS1 with an Alexander C34R body, one of fourteen delivered in 1949 although the chassis were built in 1946/7.
Photo taken Friday 21 June 1963, Quarry Street, Hamilton
68. GSF720
Scottish Omnibuses B401, GSF720, was one of twenty A.E.C. 6821A Regal IIIs with Alexander C35F bodies new in 1949 and was seen at Airdrie.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Airdrie
69. BSD468
Green Bus of Rugeley 44, BSD468, was an ex-Western SMT (956) Daimler CVD6 with Alexander body.
Photo taken 1967, Lichfield Bus Station
70. CMS214
Alexander, Falkirk PA145, CMS214, was a Leyland PS1 with an Alexander C35F body new in 1950 which was seen in Killermont Street, Glasgow.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Killermont Street, Glasgow
71. CWG206
Alexander PA164, CWG206, a Leyland Tiger PS1 with Alexander bodywork seating 35 The bus is in Alexanders blue livery that was adopted by Alexander Midland after the spliting of the Alexander empire in the 1960s.
Photo taken 1996, Harrogate
72. CWG206
Alexander's (Northern) NPA164, CWG206, a Leyland PS1 with Alexander C35F bodywork, was new in 1950 to W Alexander & Sons as PA164 and allocated to Dundee depot where it spent its entire life.
Photo taken 1969, Seagate Bus Station, Dundee
73. CWG286
Alexander PA184, CWG286, a 1950 Leyland Tiger PS1 with Alexander body in reversed livery used for the Bluebird coach fleet by Alexander.
Photo taken 1998, Piece Hall, Halifax
74. CWG286
Former Alexander Northern NPA184, CWG286, is a Leyland PS1/1 with Alexander C35F body of 1950.
Photo taken 4 Jul 2003, Leyburn Station
75. CWG286
PA184, CWG286, is a Leyland Tiger PS1/1 with Alexander C35F bodywork which was first registered By Alexander's on 23 June 1950. After 'the split' it became NPA184 in the fleet of Alexander's (Northern).
Photo taken Saturday 26 March 2016, Grand Prix Coaches yard, Main Street, Brough, Cumbria
76. CWG292
Alexander Midland MPA190, CWG292, a Leyland Tiger PS1 built 1950 with Alexander C35F body at Falkirk Bus Station in 1968.
Photo taken 1968, Falkirk Bus Station
77. CWG61
New in 1950 Alexander, Falkirk RB83, CWG61 was a Leyland PD2/1 with an Alexander L27/26R body which was caught at Buchanan Street, Glasgow.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Buchanan Street, Glasgow
78. HWS910
Eastern Scottish (Scottish Omnibuses) B408A, HWS910, a 1951 AEC 'Regal' IV with Alexander C30FT coachwork specifically designed for the Edinburgh to London overnight service enters Victoria Coach Station ready for the northbound journey in May 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1964, Victoria Coach Station, London
79. NRB75
Only two Alexander (Northern) double deckers are represented in SCT61, neither are original company purchases, so thought this one might fill the gap: CWG53, NRB75, a Leyland PD2/1 built 1950 with Alexander L27/26R body brightening up a dull day at Dundee Seagate Bus Station. The front of the bus has undergone some rebuilding at some stage. The garage was opposite the departure stances.
Photo taken 1968, Dundee Seagate Bus Station
80. NTB403
Guy Otters were never common and ones with Alexander bodywork rarer still.
Photo taken Sunday 4 June 1978, Savile Town, Dewsbury
81. NTB403
Guy Otter / Alexander NTB403 which ran for a time with Hulleys seen on the St Leger bus rally, Doncaster in 1973.
Photo taken May 1973, Doncaster
82. NTB403
Alexander C29F bodied Guy Otter NTB403
Photo taken 1949
83. NTB403
Seen at Booth & Fisher's Garage at Halfway was NTB403, a Guy Otter with an Alexander C29F body which had operated for Hulley, Baslow.
Photo taken Monday 15 April 1974, Halfway
84. BSD289
Western S.M.T. 940, BSD289, was a Daimler CVG6 with an Alexander L27/26R body, the first of eighteen new in 1951 and seen in Gauze Street, Paisley.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Gauze Street, Paisley
85. CWG875
MRC12, CWG875, an AEC Regent III with Alexander L27/26R body was one of only 20 similar buses built in 1951 and always allocated to Stirlingshire Garages and hence to the Midland fleet after the split up of the W Alexander empire.
Photo taken 1968, Falkirk Bus Station
86. DMS485
RB135, DMS495, of Alexander, Falkirk was a Leyland PD2/3 new in 1951 with an Alexander L27/26R body is seen in the parking area at Buchanan Street, Glasgow.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Germiston Street, outside Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
87. DMS814
Alexander (Midland) MPB1, DMS814, was a rare Leyland OPS1/1 (the export version of the PS1), with an Alexander B35F body.
Photo taken 1965, Callendar
88. DMS831
In 1948 W Alexander & Sons acquired 20 Leyland OPS2/1 chassis which comprised an order for New Zealand which had been cancelled. Consideration was given to bodying them as double-deck coaches but in 1951 they were finally bodied as C35F. All but three of the batch were rebuilt as standard PS1s in 1960 using parts from withdrawn PS1s and ten of the original batch came to Fife at the split. FPB18, DMS831, was one of these and was withdrawn in 1970 and scrapped by Muir's. It had been PB18 prior to its transfer to Fife.
Photo taken 1968, Dunfermline Depot
89. DRS361
Aberdeen Corporation 161, DRS361, nearer the camera and twin sister 162, DRS362, stand in the sunshine in Castle Street. Both were Daimler CVG6s new in 1951 and rebodied in July 1960 with Alexander H37/29R bodies.
Photo taken early 1970s, Castle Street, Aberdeen
90. FYS472
Glasgow Daimler CVD6 D46, FYS474, had an Alexander H30/26R body and was new in 1951.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, St Enoch Square
91. CMS369
PC3, CMS369, was a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger with Alexander C41C body new to Alexander, Falkirk in 1952. Waiting departure to Elgin from Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
92. CMS371
Two Leyland Royal Tigers belonging to Alexander's (Northern) and allocated to Elgin depot, stand in Elgin Bus Station. At the front is NPC5, CMS371, a PSU1/15 with Alexander C41C bodywork, which had been new to the parent company in 1952 as PC5.
Photo taken 1967, Elgin Bus Station
93. JSF148
Scottish Omnibuses B448, JSF148, was an AEC Regal IV with an Alexander C40F body from 1952.
Photo taken 1965, St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh
94. JSF150
Scottish Omnibuses B450, JSF150, an A.E.C. 9821E Regal IV with an Alexander C40F body had been new in February 1952 and is seen outside the Western S.M.T. office in Dumfries. After withdrawal in January 1966 it passed to Sureline, Lurgan and then to Gilford Mill, Gilford, County Armagh as a non-P.S.V. in May 1967.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
95. CYJ252
Dundee Corporation 137, CYJ252, a 1953 AEC Regent III with Alexander bodywork
Photo taken 1997, at Dunbar
96. CYJ256
Dundee 141, CYJ256, was an A.E.C. 9613E Regent III with an Alexander H32/26R body, new in August 1953.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1970, Shore Terace
97. DWG917
A rear view of two preserved Leyland Titan PD2s. On the left is former W. Alexander RB161, DWG917, a PD2/12 with Alexander L27/26R body, new in 1953. On the right, former Ashton-under-Lyne Corporation 39, DTJ139B, a PD2/40 with Roe H37/28R body, new in 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 1983, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
98. EMS516
Alexander's (Northern) NPC61, EMS516, was a Leyland PSU1/15 with Alexander C41C bodywork. New in 1953, and originally equipped with a sun visor, it had been PC61 in the main Alexander's fleet but became part of the Northern fleet at the 1961 split.
Photo taken 1968, Aberdeen Bus Station
99. KSC541
Scottish Omnibuses B464, KSC541, an Alexander C38F bodied A.E.C. 9822E Regal IV, new in April 1953, is seen at Victoria Coach Station having operated the three-day West Coast Service from Edinburgh.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 June 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
100. KSC551
KSC551, an Alexander C38F bodied A.E.C. 9821E Regal IV, new in May 1953 was numbered B474 in the Scottish Omnibuses fleet.
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1963
101. DWG917
Alexander Midland Leyland Titan PD2/12 with Alexander bodywork RB161 DWG917, new to Alexander Brothers in 1954
Photo taken Sunday 8 April 2007, Kirkby Stephen
102. FMS718
Alexander, Falkirk PD1, FMS718, was the first of many Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cubs in the fleet, and was delivered in 1954 with an Alexander C41F body seen in Glasgow.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Dundas Street, Glasgow
103. FSD468
Western S.M.T. 1090, FSD468, a Guy Arab LUF was new with an Alexander C30FT body and was one of ten bought for the London to Glasgow service. It was seen in Ayr after they were converted to C41F in 1960.
Photo taken Wednesday 6 June 1962, Ayr Bus Station
104. FSD468
Seen at Ayr Bus Station is FSD468, Western S.M.T. 1090, which was a Guy Arab LUF with an Alexander C30FT body used on the London service when new in 1954. It was, along with the others in the batch, 1086-1095, rebuilt in 1960 to C41F and was, along with them, withdrawn in 1968 passing to Highland Omnibuses, Inverness.
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1963, Ayr Bus Station
105. RAL378
Barton 676, RAL378, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1954 with Alexander C41F bodywork. Alexander bodywork was relatively uncommon in England at that time.
Photo taken mid 1960s?
106. UHA250
To service Midland Red's prestigious Coach Cruise business 12 C32C luxury coaches were built in 1954. The chassis was by BMMO, the bodywork by Alexander and designated C4. All were upseated to C37C in 1959. This photograph shows 4250, UHA250 in Central Works following a pre-season check prior to return to Sandacre Street Depot, Leicester for the 1961 season.
Photo taken April 1961, Carlyle Road Works, Birmingham
107. BJP387
In 1955 Webster, Wigan bought eight Alexander C41F bodied Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cubs. Five of them, BJP271-275, were allotted to the Smith, Wigan fleet whilst three, BJP387-389, were in the Webster fleet. Three of them came directly to Austin, Woodseaves between December 1957 and March 1958 (BJP272/3, 388) whilst BJP387, seen here, arrived in November 1963 from Victoria, Woodville to whom it had passed around 1960 from Viking, Burton who had acquired it from Webster in September 1957.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
108. FYS647
Glasgow L24, FYS647, and L37, FYS660, seen at Ibrox Garage were Leyland PD2/25s with Alexander H32/28R bodies built on Weymann frames.
Photo taken Friday 8 April 1960, Ibrox Garage
109. GCS182
Western S.M.T. 1108, GCS182, was one of four Guy Arab LUFs with Alexander C41F bodies delivered in 1955 and was seen outside the Western S.M.T. office in Dumfries.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
110. GCS185
Former Western Scottish GCS185, a Guy Arab LUF from 1955 with Alexander C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, near Ayr
111. GCS195
In 1968 Highland Omnibuses acquired 25 Alexander-bodied Guy LUFs which dated from 1955. Ten carried C41F bodies and the remainder, including GL11, GCS195, seen here outside Wick depot, were nominally B44F seated although surely anyone else would classify these as dual-purpose.
Photo taken c.1971, Wick, outside Wick Depot
112. GCS197
Seen in Ayr this Guy Arab LUF, GCS197, was Western S.M.T. 1112, new in 1955 with what is recorded as an Alexander B44F body.
Photo taken Wednesday 6 June 1962, Ayr Bus Station
113. GWG472
Alexander Northern AEC Monocoach with Alexander body NAC68, GWG472. The bus dates from 1955 and was originally AC68 in the Alexander fleet
Photo taken 1995, Halifax
114. RKC245
Liverpool L144, RKC245, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 built ca 1955 with Alexander H32/26R bodywork.
Photo taken September 1969, Old Haymarket
115. SS9615
Starks of Dunbar was taken over by SMT in 1964 but its fleet was closely associated with the larger company. St Andrew's Square bus station was open air, but behind the buses are the cranes about to start on the St James Centre and eventual covering over of the stances with an office block. SS9615 (SMT -B39) was an AEC Reliance built 1955 with Alexander B45F body, still with Stark's fleetname and livery, a deliberate attempt to give the air of a still independent company. The SMT inspector is wearing his white hat cover in this August view. I wonder if the alighting gent made it onto the pavement.
Photo taken Saturday 15 August 1970, St Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
116. SS9616
Stark, Dunbar B40, SS9616, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with an Alexander B45F body seen leaving Edinburgh Bus Station.
Photo taken Monday 27 July 1970, Edinburgh Bus Station
117.
Seen here on the pits at Larkfield garage is one of Glasgow's first batch of tin-front Leylands. These comprised, I believe, the only batch of PD2/25s built and were followed by a lot more of the eight foot wide PD2/24 model. I didn't record the identity of this one at the time and it's not possible to identify it now. The batch was L24-48 (FYS 647-671) and they had Alexander H32/28R bodies to Weymann design.
Photo taken Wednesday 1 August 1973, Larkfield Garage, Victoria Road, Glasgow
118. CMS386
Alexander (Midland) MPC20, CMS386, a Leyland Royal Tiger with Alexander C41C body.
Photo taken 1965, Callendar Depot
119. FYS619
Seen at the junction of Bath Street and West Nile Street in Glasgow is Glasgow A313, FYS619, new in 1956, an A.E.C. D2RV6G Regent V with an Alexander/Weymann H32/28R body.
Photo taken Sunday 10 April 1960, Bath Street/West Nile Street, Glasgow
120. GM7719
Alexander L31/28R bodywork was carried by Central S.M.T. L519, GM7719, a Leyland PD2/20 new in 1956.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Keith Street, Hamilton
121. GM7729
GM7729, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 built in 1956 with Alexander L31/28RD bodywork, formerly Central SMT L529.
Photo taken April 1973, Middlesbrough
122. HMS245
Alexander B45F bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance HMS245 was new as Alexander, Falkirk AC96 in July 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
123. JCS4
JCS4 was number 1247 in the Western S.M.T. Fleet, seen here in Ayr, and was a Guy Arab IV with an Alexander L31/28RD body new in October 1956.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Ayr
124. JCS4
Allander Travel had several second hand buses for contract work. JCS4, a Guy Arab IV with Alexander low height body ex Western SMT 1247 contrasts with ex Ribble JCK507 (1432), Leyland PD2/12 with Burlingham body.
Photo taken May 1972, Main Street, Milngavie
125. JMS218
Seen at Dundas Street Bus Station, Glasgow was Alexander, Falkirk PD100, JMS218, which was the last of twenty Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cubs with Alexander B45F bodies delivered in 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Dundas Street Bus Station, Glasgow
126. KST54
Albion Nimbus KST54, new in August 1956, was Highland A5 and carried an Alexander C29F body. It is seen entering Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
127. KST55
One of six Albion MR9 Nimbus chassis new in 1956 fitted with Alexander C29F bodies, A6, KST55.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
128. LVD218
Baxter, Airdrie 46, LVD218, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with an Alexander DP41F body new in May 1956 which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B15 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, East Canal Street, Coatbridge
129. LVD219
Baxter, Airdrie 105, LVD219, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with an Alexander B45F body new in January 1956 which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B16 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge
130. MVD798
Greenshield's, Salsburgh MVD798 was an Alexander B45F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance new in 1956 and is seen in Airdrie about to make a journey to Shotts. It passed to Armstrong, Ebchester in 1960.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Airdrie
131. NSF935
Edinburgh 935, NSF935, a Guy Arab IV built in 1956 with Alexander H34/29R bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Princes Street
132. NSG816
Scottish Omnibuses B525, NSG816, new in March 1956, was an A.E.C. MC3RV Monocoach with an Alexander B41F body, one of twenty-five new that year.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Airdrie
133. NVA142
Baxter, Airdrie 106, NVA142, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with an Alexander B45F body new in May 1956 which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B17 but which retained its Baxter livery and fleet number whilst also carrying its S.O.L. fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, East Canal Street, Coatbridge
134. RGA632
The Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society's bus operator Smith, Barrhead's RGA632, is seen in Barrhead on a works service. It was a Leyland PD2/20 with an Alexander L27/28R body new in 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Barrhead
135. FYS975
Glasgow D165, FYS975, was an Alexander H33/28R bodied Daimler CVG6 new in 1957.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, St Enoch Square
136. GM8059
In complete contrast with Western SMT 1664, Central SMT L559, GM8059, a 1957 Leyland PD2/20 with Alexander L312/28R body operating from Old Kilpatrick Garage, in Kilbowie Road, Clydebank. The destination sticker was all-too typical of SBG. Service 139 ran to Glasgow, but once it reached the city boundary at Yoker, its passengers could not be picked up on inward journeys, to protect the GCT tram and bus services. A rather dismal scene from March 1973
Photo taken March 1973, KIlbowie Road, Clydebank
137. JWG702
Alexander (Northern) AEC Reliance JWG702 (NAC122) with Alexander C41F body dating from 1957 in Dundee City Centre with the late 15th Century St Mary's Tower partially hidden by a more modern structure in the background.
Photo taken Saturday 25 May 1974, Dundee City Centre
138. KAG573
AA Motor Services (Tumilty), Ayr, KAG573, a Daimler CVG6 built in 1957 with Alexander H34/29RD bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Irvine
139. KAG573
Tumilty (A.A.), Irvine KAG573 was a Daimler CVG6 with an Alexander H34/29RD body and is seen at the bus station in Ayr.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, A.A. Bus Station, Boswell Park, Ayr
140. KAG573
KAG573, a Daimler CVG6 with an Alexander H34/29RD body had been new to Tumilty, Irvine in March 1957 and is seen at the A.A. Bus Station in Ayr.
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1963, A.A. Bus Station, Ayr
141. KAG573
A nearside shot of KAG573, a Daimler CVG6 with an Alexander H34/29RD body which had been new to Tumilty, Irvine in March 1957. It is seen at the A.A. Bus Station in Ayr.
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1963, A.A. Bus Station, Ayr
142. KAG575
Seen here at Boswell Park, Ayr is KAG575 which was a Leyland PD2/20 with an Alexander H35/28RD body new in April 1957 to Young (AA Motor Services), Ayr.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Boswell Park, Ayr
143. KST651
Highland B1, KST651, was an AEC Monocoach new in 1957. Whilst most Monocoaches had Park Royal bodies, this was one of those which had Alexander DP41F bodies and it is seen here at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
144. KST653
Highland B3, KST653, an AEC Monocoach with Alexander DP41F body was new in April 1957 and was withdrawn in 1973.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
145. KST653
Highland Omnibuses B3, KST653, was on of a batch of six AEC Monocoach MC3RVs with Alexander DP41F bodywork which were new in April 1957. It was withdrawn in 1973.
Photo taken c.1970, Wick Bus Station
146. KST952
One of six A.E.C. Monocoaches new to Highland Omnibuses in 1957 B2, KST952, had an Alexander DP41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
147. PWS998
Edinburgh's first PD3 was a rather unusual one as it carried this unique Homalloy front. 998, PWS998, was a PD3/2 new in late 1957 and fitted initially with an automatic gearbox. It carried the usual Alexander body and was joined later by similar 999 and four PD3/3s. Edinburgh reverted to shorter purchases for some time before returning to the PD3 in 1964. These first six PD3s all left the fleet when quite young and passed to Highland, 998 becoming HB5 in that fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 14 September 1980, Sheffield Park Station, Bluebell Railway
148. SGD167
Tayside Regional Council T2, SGD167, a Daimler CVG6DD built in 1957 with Alexander H33/28R bodywork. New as Glasgow Corporation D183, this had found an extra lease of life as a trainer with Tayside RC.
Photo taken July 1977, Dundee
149. TGB752
TGB752 was an Albion demonstrator, here on hire to Southend Corporation and in Southchurch Road on service 4b.
Photo taken Aug/Sep 1957, Southchurch Road, Southend
150. FYS911
Glasgow L83, FYS911, was an Alexander H33/28R bodied Leyland PD2/24 new in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 9 April 1960
151. FYS998
Glasgow's first Leyland PDR1/1 Atlantean LA1, FYS998, delivered in 1958 with an Alexander H44/34F body is seen here at Drumoyne.
Photo taken Friday 8 April 1960, Helen Sreet, Drumoyne
152. FYS999
Glasgow triple sourced chassis from Leyland AEC and Daimler in the 1950s. D217 FYS999 is a 1958 Daimler CVD6.30 with Alexander bodywork. New Daimler engined vehicles were rare by the late fifties. This bus is now preserved by the Glasgow vintage vehicle trust.
Photo taken 1989, Harrogate
153. FYS999
Waited years for these two liveries to be photographed side by side and an open day at Glasgow's Knightswood garage (now a housing development) on 2nd July 1994 provided the opportunity. Both buses are well known, Glasgow FYS999 and Halifax BCP671. I wonder if Halifax fans look at GCT buses and think, somethings not quite right.
Photo taken Saturday 2 July 1994, Knightswood Garage
154. KAG859
Ensign Bus purchased many buses from Western SMT over the years, including the former 1378, KAG859, an Alexander lowbridge bodied PD2/20. Here Peter has paused in an unknown lay-by to photograph it on a delivery run - note the trade plates in the driver's side window.
155. KMS502
Alexander Midland MPD133, KMS502, was a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with an Alexander body of 1958. Originally C41F it was later downgraded for bus operations.
Photo taken 1965, Rie-Achan Road, Pitlochry
156. KWG566
AEC 2MU3RV Reliance KWG566 was new as Alexander, Falkirk AC132 in 1958 with an Alexander C41F body and is heading for Macduff from Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
157. KWG655
A rare shot of former Alexander Northern KWG655, now part of Dundee Museum of Transport and stored off site but we were taken to see it.
Photo taken Saturday 15 August 2015, private site in Dundee
158. LCS215
LCS215 was Western S.M.T. 1405 and was a Bristol MW6G with an Alexander C41F body which was seen in Cumnock. It was one of twenty new in 1958.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Cumnock
159. LCS813
Western SMT Bristol MW6G with unusual (for Bristols) Alexander bodywork. T1403, LCS813, dates from 1958.
Photo taken August 1973, Rothesay, Isle of Bute
160. LSD383
Another Ensign dealer stock vehicle, former Western SMT 1453, LSD383, a 1958 Leyland PD3/3 with Alexander L35/32RD lowbridge body, stands in unfamiliar surroundings in Southend on Shoebury Common Road.
Photo taken Shoebury Common, Southend
161. LSD388
Western SMT LSD388 AD1458 (A8), a Leyland Titan PD3/3 built in 1958 with Alexander H35/32RD bodywork
Photo taken June 1971, Ayr Bus Station
162. RVD112
Baxter, Airdrie 112, RVD112, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with an Alexander C41F body new in May 1958 had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B23 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge
163. SGD112
Glasgow Corporation L210, SGD112, a Leyland Titan PD2/24 with Alexander H33/28R body new in 1958.
Photo taken July 1972, Renfield Street
164. YNN775
Barton 775, YNN775, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Alexander C37F body, convertible to DP43F, new in 1958.
Photo taken Thursday 25 August 1960, Mount Street/Granby Street, Nottingham
165. 606EUP
Sunderland District 306, 606EUP, was a Leyland PDR1/1 Atlantean with an Alexander H44/34F body seen at Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken Sunday 25 July 1965, Bishop Auckland Market Place
166. 6BUP
Weardale MS, 6BUP, a Leyland Titan PD3/2 built in 1959 with Alexander H41/32F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
167. 6BUP
Weardale Motor Services 6BUP was a Leyland PD3/1 with Alexander H42/31F bodywork which dated from March 1959. Its rather angular styling (not particularly apparent in this photograph) was almost identical to the four bodies built for Edinburgh Corporation PD3/3s (261-264) which were supplied in the same year and which were sold to Highland Omnibuses in 1974.
Photo taken 1967, Stanhope Depot
168. 6BUP
Weardale Motor Services 6BUP, a Leyland Titan PD3/1 with Alexander H42/31F body, new in 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1971, Stanhope Market Place
169. ATS901
Tayside Regional Council T1, ATS901, a Daimler CVD6 new in 1949 and rebodied in 1959 with Alexander H33/28R bodywork. Was former Dundee Corporation 121.
Photo taken July 1977, Dundee Depot
170. KCN184
Gateshead & Distict 84, KCN184, a Leyland PDR1/1 with Alexander H78F body new in 1959.
Photo taken circa 1961, Barras Bridge, Newcastle
171. MRS273
Aberdeen 273, MRS273, was the middle one of five A.E.C. MD2RA Regent Vs new in 1959 with Alexander H37/29R bodies seen at King Street Garage. All five were fitted with Gardner 6LW engines in 1963.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1970, King Street Garage, Aberdeen
172. MSD383
Western S.M.T. 1519, MSD383, a Leyland PD3/3 with an Alexander L35/32RD body seen at Largs was the first of a batch of twenty-nine delivered in 1959.
Photo taken Monday 10 August 1964, Depot, Main Street, Largs
173. MSD395
SBG buses were parked by the river Clyde at Clyde Street between runs and MD1531, MSD395, a 1959 Leyland PD3/3 with Alexander L35/32RD body sits on top of tram rails.
Photo taken Oct 1970, Clyde Street, Glasgow
174. MSD407
Former Western SMT MSD407, fleetnumber AD1543 is a Leyland PD3/3 with Alexander L35/32RD new in 1959, seen here at Kirkby Stephen West station on the Settle Carlisle line, during the Kirkby Stephen running day. Some of this batch of PD3/3 chassis had very similar bodies built by Northern Counties.
Photo taken Sunday 5 April 2015, Kirkby Stephen West Railway Station
175. MSD411
Western S.M.T. 1547, MSD411, was the last of fifty-three Leyland PD3/3s delivered in 1959. The first twenty-four had Northern Counties L35/32RD bodies whilst the remainder had Alexander L35/32RD bodies as seen in Ayr Bus Station on 1547 new in July 1959.
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1963, Ayr Bus Station
176. MSD419
Western SMT DG1555, MSD419, a Guy Arab LUF built in 1959 with Alexander C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Stranraer garage?
177. MST802
MST802, seen at Needlefields Central Works, Inverness, was an Alexander C41F bodied AEC 2MU3RV Reliance new to Highland in January 1959 as B19.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Inverness
178. MST803
Highland B20, MST803, an Alexander C41F bodied AEC 2MU3RV Reliance seen in Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness loading for a tour was new in January 1959.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
179. MWG362
Alexander's (Fife) FPD147, MWG362, of St Andrews depot was a Leyland PSUC1/2 with Alexander C41F bodywork which had been new to Walter Alexander & Sons in 1959 as their PD147.
Photo taken 1969, Seagate Bus Station, Dundee
180. SGD223
Glasgow D240, SGD223, was one of 45 Daimler CVG6s delivered in 1959, with an Alexander H33/28R body and is seen here at the junction of Union Street and Argyle Street.
Photo taken Sunday 12 April 1959, Union Street/Argyle Street
181. SGD249
Glasgow D266, SGD249, was one of the last five Daimler CVD6s delivered to Glasgow in 1959. It had an Alexander H33/28R body and was fitted with a Gardner 6LW engine in May 1969.
Photo taken Saturday 9 April 1960, Union Street/Argyle Street
182. SGD250
Glasgow SGD250, D267, a Daimler CVD6 with Alexander H33/28R body starting the long cross city journey from Millerston to Clarkston in August 1971. This was the last Daimler rear entrance bus to enter service with Glasgow Corporation in 1959 and was fitted initially with a Daimler engine and then a Gardner unit. Some of this batch were delivered in the previous green, cream and orange, but Alexanders was instructed to change to the livery shown mid-build.
Photo taken August 1971, Cumbernauld Road, south of Station Road
183. SWS671
Scottish Omnibuses B671, SWS671, a 1959 AEC Reliance with Alexander bodywork
Photo taken Sunday 8 April 2007, Kirkby Stephen
184. SWS671
Starks (a subsidiary of Scottish Omnibus) ZB671S, SWS671, is an AEC Reliance with an Alexander C38F body dating from 1959.
Photo taken 1965, Callendar
185. SWS671
Scottish Omnibuses B671, SWS671, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with an Alexander C38F body, one of twenty new in 1959, and was seen at Victoria Coach Station having arrived from Edinburgh on the two-day East Coast service.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 June 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
186. SWS672
Eastern Scottish AEC Reliance B672, SWS672, dates from 1959 and carries a 38 seat Alexander body.
Photo taken October 1971, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
187. SWS676
Eastern Scottish ZB676G SWS676, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV from 1959 with Alexander C38F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Dalkeith Depot
188. SWS678
Seen outside the Western S.M.T. office in Dumfries is Scottish Omnibuses B678, SWS678, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance new in May 1959 with an Alexander C38F body.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
189. SWS679
Eastern Scottish B679, SWS679, an Alexander bodied AEC Reliance coach placed in service in 1959. By the time it was photographed in Glasgow in 1971, it had been relegated to bus work.
Photo taken October 1971, Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
190. XGB779
Seen in Cotton Street, Paisley is Smith, Barrhead XGB779, a Leyland PD2/30 with an Alexander L31/26R body new in 1959. Behind is a Leyland bodied PD2 of Smith's.
Photo taken Tuesday 12 April 1960, Cotton Street, Paisley
191. 5540XI
Belfast Corporation Leyland Atlantean 551, 5540XI, Belfast's first production Atlantean with Alexander H43/34F body new in 1960.
Photo taken late 1960s, Donegall Square South, Belfast
192. 7869WJ
Sheffield Transport 869, 7869WJ, an A E C Regent V 2D3RA built in 1960 with Alexander H37/32R bodywork.
Photo taken August 1975, Leadmill Road
193. 7871WJ
Premier (Harold Wilson) of Stainforth operated 7871WJ, an AEC Regent V with Alexander H37/28RD bodywork. It was new to Sheffield Corporation in 1960 as their A871 with an open rear platform.
Photo taken c. 1973, Premier Depot, East Lane, Stainforth
194. 7874WJ
Sheffield City Transport 874, 7874WJ, an AEC Regent V with Alexander bodywork dating from 1960. At the time Alexander bodies were relatively uncommon south of the border.
Photo taken 1995, Halifax Bus Rally
195. 7874WJ
Preserved Sheffield City Transport 874, 7874WJ, an AEC Regent V with Alexander bodywork new in 1960.
Photo taken 2003, at the old Sheffield Bus Museum
196. 7874WJ
Sheffield 874, 7874WJ, a 1960 AEC Regent V with uncommon (at the time) Alexander body swings out of the grounds of Chatsworth House bound for Bakewell during the 2010 Chatsworth rally.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 2010, Chatsworth
197. ESS127
Scottish Omnibus subsidiary, Stark's of Dunbar, H7S, ESS127, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1960 with Alexander C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Berwick Depot
198. KCN180
Gateshead & District 80, KCN180, Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1960 with Alexander H44/34F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Gateshead
199. KTS102
Tayside Regional Council 102, KTS102, a Daimler CVG6DD built in 1960 with Alexander H37/28R bodywork. This had been new to Dundee Corporation.
Photo taken July 1977, Dundee Depot
200. MSD420
Dumfries is the setting for Western S.M.T. 1556, MSD420, which was a Guy Arab LUF with an Alexander C41F body, the last of nine new in 1960.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
201. NMS358
Alexander Northern NAC147, NMS358, a 1960 AEC Reliance with Alexander body approaches Kirkby Stephen Station.
Photo taken Sunday 8 April 2007, near Kirkby Stephen Station
202. OCS716
Western S.M.T. 1594, OCS716, seen in Dumfries was a Bristol MW6G with an Alexander C41F body, one of thirteen new in 1960.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
203. OMS243
OMS243 was number N10 in the Alexander Midland fleet, being an Alexander C29F bodied Albion NS3L Nimbus and was seen at Falkirk garage. It was one of ten such coaches new in 1960.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 July 1965, Falkirk
204. OMS244
OMS244, an Albion Nimbus NS3L with Alexander C29F bodywork, new in 1960 to W. Alexander's as their N11. Pictured being overtaken by weeds at the rear of Doune Motors, Doune, Stirlingshire and surrounded by by a fascinating collection of derelict Albion commercials.
Photo taken Friday 22 August 1986, Doune Motors, Doune, Stirlingshire
205. OMS253
W. Alexander Falkirk PD177, WSK509 (originally OMS253), a 1960 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with an Alexander C41F body at Brough during the 2014 Brough & Kirkby Stephen Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 19 April 2014, Brough
206. OMS253
Preserved Alexander Leyland Tiger Cub PD177, WSK509, shows the neat appearance of the rear of its Alexander bodywork as it heads to Brogh through Kirkby Stephen
Photo taken Sunday 20 April 2014, Kirkby Stephen
207. OMS253
The 1994 "Lord Provost's Procession" in Glasgow attracted a fair number of preserved vehicles. Waiting at Blythswood Square to take up their position is Alexander Midland MPD177, Leyland Tiger Cub /Alexander C41F from 1960, originally registered OMS253, with Edinburgh 101 and an ex-Macbraynes behind. Strathclyde Buses has provided a brand new Ailsa Citybus, which can be seen in the distance.
Photo taken Sunday 3 July 1994, Blythswood Square, Glasgow
208. OMS264
Former Alexander Fife FPD188, OMS264, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1960 with Alexander C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Carse of Gowrie
209. SGD407
Preserved former Glasgow L405, SGD407, a 1960 Leyland PD3/2 with Alexander H72F body
Photo taken Sunday 18 September 2005, Duxford
210. SGD407
Preserved former Glasgow L405, SGD407, a 1960 Leyland PD3/2 with Alexander H72F body. This has just been sold by its current owber but it's not clear where it's off to.
Photo taken Sunday 30 June 2013, Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
211. SGD407
Rear view of preserved former Glasgow L405, SGD407, a 1960 Leyland PD3/2 with Alexander H72F body.
Photo taken Sunday 30 June 2013, Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
212. SGD500
SGD500, a G.C.T. AEC Regent 2D2RA built 1960 with Alexander 72 seat body. After use as a "mobile display bus" the bus was preserved and is now in the collection of the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust at the former GCT bus garage at Bridgeton, Glasgow. The bus has been restored to its original GCT livery of yellow and green
Photo taken early 1976, Larkfield Garage, Victoria Rd
213. 194JVK
Newcastle 194, 194JVK, was a Leyland PDR1/1 with an Alexander H44/34F body, one of thirteen new in 1961 seen here at Newcastle Central Station.
Photo taken Saturday 22 June 1963, Newcastle Central Station
214. 196JVK
Former Newcastle 196, 196JVK, was a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with an Alexander H44/43F body, dating from 1961. It is thought to be seen on delivery to Black Prince of Morley from its previous owner, Williamsons of Gauldrey, in August 1974.
Photo taken August, 1974, Farnley Ring Road, Leeds
215. 2517PT
Sunderland District 317, 2517PT, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1961 with Alexander DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Philadelphia Depot, Sunderland
216. 399COR
Norfolks 399COR, a Dennis Loline III with Alexander H39/29F body, ex-Aldershot and District 399, new in December 1961.
Photo taken May 1972, Colchester Bus Station
217. 764BVA
Carmichael, Glenboig (t/a Highland) 764BVA was the first of two Leyland L1 Leopards with Alexander B45F bodies new in October 1961.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge
218. 765BVA
Carmichael, Glenboig (t/a Highland) 765BVA, was the second of two Leyland L1 Leopards with Alexander B45F bodies new in October 1961.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Water Street, Coatbridge
219. 882REH
Potteries, PMT, SN882, 882REH, an AEC Reliance with Alexander B45F body, new in April 1961.
Photo taken April 1965, Hassell Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme Bus Station
220. 891REH
Potteries MT SN891, 891REH, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Alexander B45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Stoke on Trent Garage
221. 898REH
Potteries SN898, 898REH, a 1961 AEC Reliance with Alexander body.
Photo taken 1977, Hanley Bus Station
222. CGM413
Central SMT TS3, CGM413, a Leyland Leopard L2 with Alexander DP41F bodywork dating from August 1961, waits at the Horsemarket stance between trips. Originally numbered T1-T6, this batch were re-designated TS ('S' for short) when the first 36-foot Leopards arrived in 1964.
Photo taken 1969, Horsemarket, Lanark
223. CGM413
Six Leyland L2 Leopards with Alexander C41F bodies were new to Central S.M.T. in 1961 and T3, CGM413, the third of them is seen in Quarry Street, Hamilton.
Photo taken Friday 21 June 1963, Quarry Street, Hamilton
224. CGM414
TS4, CGM414, a Leyland Leopard with Central sits rather sadly at Lanark, to compliment the recent views here and of TS3.
Photo taken May 1974, Lanark Bus Station
225. ESS989
Stark, Dunbar operated this Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub, ESS989, with Alexander C41F body new in 1961. After takeover by Scottish Omnibuses in January 1964 it was renumbered H8.
Photo taken Monday 26 July 1965, Dunbar
226. FPD232
Alexander (Fife) FPD232, RMS721, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1961 with Alexander C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Alexander (Fife) Depot, St Andrews
227. MCN981
Northern General 1981, MCN981, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Alexander DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1969, opposite Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
228. RCS362
RCS362, Western SMT 1664, a Leyland PD3A/3 built in 1961 with Alexander L35/32R body. Pictured at Ayr on a Sunday school private hire and showing the self-advertisement for Western long distance coach services, 3.25 to London. Western later changed the livery to include cream wheels, which were much harder to keep smart.
Photo taken July 1971, Sandgate, Ayr
229. RCS371
Western S.M.T. 1673, RCS371, was one of thirty-five Leyland PD3A/3s with Alexander L35/32RD bodies which entered service in 1961. It is here seen outside the Western S.M.T. office in Dumfries.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
230. RDB842
North Western 842, RDB842. an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Alexander 41 seat body new in 1961.
Photo taken July 1961, side road near London Victoria Coach Station
231. RDB846
Preserved former North Western 846, RDB846, a AEC Reliance with Alexander C41F body, new in 1961.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2004, Watercress Line Rally, Alton
232. RDB848
North Western RC 848, RDB848, an A E C Reliance AH470 2MU3RA built in 1961 with Alexander DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1971, Arpley Bus Station, Warrington
233. RDB882
Black Prince of Leeds bought this Dennis Loline with Alexander bodywork in 1973, originally 882, RDB882, in the North Western fleet and dated from 1961.
Photo taken Sunday 14 July 1974, Lower Wortley, Leeds
234. RDB885
SELNEC 885, RDB885, a Dennis Loline III built in 1961 with Alexander H39/29F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1973, Daw Bank depot, Stockport
235. RDB886
This Dennis Loline III RDB886 with Alexander body was delivered new to North Western Road Car Company in 1961 as their number 886. The bus was allocated to Wilmslow Depot for most of it's life before joining the newly formed SELNEC Cheshire.
Photo taken Saturday 10 September 1966, Rex Cinema, Alderley Road, Wilmslow
236. RDB887
Another North Western Dennis Loline III with Alexander body, 887, RDB887, is seen working the Manchester Macclesfield route. This was the 1620 hours from Wilmslow to Macclesfield on Saturday 10th September 1966
Photo taken Saturday 10 September 1966, Rex Cinema, Alderley Road, Wilmslow
237. RDB890
Wilson of Carnwath RDB890, a Dennis Loline III built in 1961 with Alexander H39/32F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1978, Carnwath
238. RDB899
North Western 899, RDB899, a Dennis Loline III built 1961/2 with Alexander H39/32F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Macclesfield Bus Station
239. RMS677
Former Alexander (Midland) RB245, RMS677, was one of their unusual Leyland OPS2 rebuilds, becoming a PD3/3 and given a new Alexander lowbridge body in 1961.
Photo taken Friday 31 March 2006, Cornavin Station, Geneva, Switzerland
240. RMS685
Alexander Midland no MRB253, RMS685, a Leyland PD3/3C with Alexander L35/32R bodywork. Built in 1961 from older Leyland Tiger Chassis
Photo taken c. 1973, Great Western Road, Glasgow
241. RMS689
Alexander Midland RB257, RMS689, a 1961 Leyland Titan PD3/3C, a chassis unique to the Alexander organisation as it was made from rebuilt Leyland Tiger PS1 and OPS1 buses. Alexander lowbridge bodywork is carried.
Photo taken October 1971, Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
242. RMS696
Alexander Midland PD206 RMS696 was one of the first vehicles delivered to Alexander after the company was slit into three segments in 1961, part of a batch of nineteen Leyland Tiger Cubs, all of which carried this unique style of Alexander coach bodywork.
Photo taken Thursday 24 August 1972, Stirling
243. RMS714
New to Alexander in 1961, this Alexander bodied Leyland Tiger Cub was FPD225, RMS714, in the Fife fleet being one of the first buses delivered to them after the origianl Alexander company was split into three the same year. It is seen at the 2013 Kirkby Stephen rally
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 2013, Brough
244. RMS727
Oban has seen a variety of operators since it was a Alexander (Midland) outpost, then transferred to the Highland Omnibuses area. Along with ex Midland MAC (RMS727) , AEC Reliance/Alexander C41F now Highland B76, ex Central SMT AC3, FGM103D, Albion Viking, now Highland AV5, with Alexander coach body sits outside the former Midland garage in Oban Town.
Photo taken Jul 1972, Oban Garage
245. RST454
Highland Omnibuses B34, RST454, was one of six AEC Reliance 2MU3RVs with Alexander C38F bodies which were bought in 1961. Another six identical vehicles arrived the following year.
Photo taken c.1969, Wick, outside Wick Depot
246. SGD432
Glasgow Corporation Transport L430, SGD432, a Leyland PD3/2 with Alexander H41/31F body operating from Parkhead Garage on a "special" to Robroyston Hospital.
Photo taken May 1972, Parliamentary Road, Glasgow
247. SGD446
Glasgow bought a large number of front entrance Leylands and AECs with Alexander front entrance bodywork to complete the change from trams to buses. Seen in evening sun in Glasgow is L444, SGD446, a 1961 Leyland Titan PD3/2.
Photo taken Thursday 14 September 1972, Sauchiehall Street
248. SGD528
Independent Coachways of Horsforth, Leeds have only operated one half-cab bus which was SGD528 fleet number 13, a AEC Regent Mk V with Alexander 72 seater body. New to Glasgow Corporation, number A378 in 1961, it passed to Greater Glasgow PTE.
Photo taken Thursday 1 July 1976, Asda Store, Morley, Leeds
249. SGD555
In case anyone thinks that CSMT was the only company to operate buses with bits missing!. GCT A405, SGD555, AEC Regent V/Alexander H72F body was caught in St Vincent Street doing just that.
Photo taken Mar 1971, St Vincent Street
250. SST996
Highland Omnibuses B40, SST996, a 1961 AEC Reliance with 41 seat Alexander coach body
Photo taken September 1972, St. Andrew Bus Station, Edinburgh
251. SWG625
Alexander Midland MRB269, SWG625, a 1961 Leyland Titan PD3A/3 with Alexander body alongside is earlier Leyland Titan PD3/3 MRB176 KWG637, also with Alexander body. MRB176 carries the earlier full width bonnet while MRB269 carries a St Helens front
Photo taken October 1971, Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
252. SWG625
Alexander (Midland) PD3A/3 MRB269, reg.no. SWG625, with Alexander L35/32R body built in 1961, sitting adjacent to the new bus station being completed at Killermont St, Glasgow. The" Albion " front may have been on a Lowlander at one time! The bus is sitting what now would be Renfrew Street, and appropriately enough a "bus lane" towards the vehicle entrance/exit of Buchanan Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 29 January 1977, Killermont St Bus Station/Renfrew Street, Glasgow
253. TCS151
Lowlander Lineup at Inverness Garage of Highland Omnibuses, all ex Western SMT deliveries , BCS257C, the last Lowlander bought by WSMT with Northern Counties body (1965), UCS629 (1963) with Alexander body and TCS151, the prototype LR1 /Alexander (1703) Lowlander, built 1961. Spot the differences!
Photo taken Mar 1973, Inverness Garage
254. YSG101
A study in "Y" Types. YSG101 is the well known 3 door Edinburgh Leopard alongside Venture 249, 6249UP. Although quoted as 1962 elsewhere, YSG101 was new in 1961 according to the information boards displayed on the bus while Venture 249, 6249 UP is a Leyland Leopard with Alexander C51F body new in 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 1 June 2014, Bents Park, South Shields
255. YWS618
Edinburgh Corporation 618, YWS618, a Leyland Titan PD2A/30 built in 1961/2 with Alexander H37/29R bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Princes Street
256. 125DOR
Aldershot & District 433, 125DOR, was a Dennis Loline III with Alexander H39/29F body new in May 1962 which is seen at Farnham Road Bus Station in Guildford the same month.
Photo taken May 1962, Farnham Road Bus Station, Guildford
257. 126DOR
126DOR, a Dennis Loline III with Alexander H39/29F body in service as 434 in the Aldershot and District fleet.
Photo taken 1962, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
258. 127DOR
Scarlet Band, West Cornforth, 127DOR, a Dennis Loline III built in 1962 with Alexander H39/29F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1975, West Cornforth Depot
259. 171NVO
East Midlands took one batch of 14 Alexander H41/31F bodied Albion Lowlanders in 1962/3 on LR7 chassis. 271 (formerly D171) 171NVO is seen outside Worksop depot in National Bus Company days.
Photo taken Sunday 4 December 1977, Worksop Depot
260. 221JVK
Former Newcastle Corporation 221, 221JVK, Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Alexander H44/34F bodywork, new in January 1962. This style of bodywork was also bought by Glasgow
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 2005, Kirkby Stephen Rally
261. 412COR
Seen at Wembley Stadium with Eyres-Scott, Hutton (t/a Lee-Roy of Brentwood), is 412COR, a Dennis Loline III with an Alexander H39/29F body which had been new to Aldershot & District.
Photo taken Saturday 22 March 1975, Wembley Stadium
262. 462EOT
Newly preserved Aldershot & District Loline III, 462, 462EOT, new in 1962 with an Alexander H39/29F body.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 2012, Farnborough Airfield
263. 462EOT
Preserved Aldershot & District Loline III, 462, 462EOT, new in 1962 with an Alexander H39/29F body.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2015, Anstey Park, Alton
264. 465EOT
Aldershot & District 465, 465EOT, was a Dennis Loline III fitted with an Alexander H39/29F body, built in 1962.
Photo taken 1965, Aldershot Station
265. 736CVD
736CVD, a Leyland PD3/2 with Alexander H72F body built 1962, and operated by John Carmichael ("Highland"), Glenboig, one of two Titans tagged on to an order for GCT, of which Stephen Allcroft has recently referred.
Photo taken Sunday 7 October 1973, Larbert Road Garage, Falkirk
266. 7424SP
Alexander Fife FAC4, 7424SP, a 1962 Alexander bodied AEC Reliance in cream and red dual purpose livery.
Photo taken 1999, Piece Hall, Halifax
267. 747EUS
When Ribble took over Bamber Bridge Motor Services in 1967 one of the vehicles retained for further service was 747EUS an Alexander bodied Albion Lowlander which was a former demonstrator. It was numbered 1968 in the Ribble fleet where it joined a batch of Lowlanders with unusual full front Alexander bodywork
Photo taken 1975, Wigan Bus Station
268. 747EUS
Ribble 1968, 747EUS, an Albion Lowlander with Alexander body. New in 1962, it was briefly used as a demonstrator until sold to Bamber Bridge Motor Services (no. 6) later the same year. BBMS sold out to Ribble in 1967, the vehicle passing to them until withdrawal about 1975.
Photo taken Winter 1970/71, Skipton Bus Station
269. 9531PT
Leyland L2 Leopard 231, 9531PT, the first of ten delivered in 1962, carried Alexander DP41F body caught at Consett.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, parking opposite Consett Bus Station
270. 9536PT
Venture 236, 9536PT, Leyland Leopard L1 built 1962 with Alexander DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, parking opposite Consett Bus Station
271. PCP803
Hebble 195, PCP803, an Alexander B43F bodied AEC Reliance rounds a tight bend whilst climbing New Shaw Lane over the Pennines towards Blackshaw Head on the route from Leeds to Burnley.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 October 1964, New Shaw Lane, Blackshaw Head
272. SGD580
Glasgow LA2, SGD580, the first of many Leyland Atlanteans with Alexander bodies initially purchased to replace the remaining tram services in 1962. LA2 was the only example where the cream band was extended above the windscreen, but by this time, it had been removed. Service 8 had been operated without conductors from May 1969, from Possilpark Garage.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Liddlesdale Road, Milton
273. SRS298
Aberdeen 298, SRS298, a Daimler CVG6 was new in 1962 with an Alexander H37/29R body. In November 1968 it was rebuilt for one man operation as H38/27F and was seen at King Street Garage.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1970, King Street Garage, Aberdeen
274. TCS151
Highland Omnibuses AL2, TCS151, an Albion Lowlander LR1 with Alexander H41/31F bodywork, new in May 1962 to Western SMT as their 1703, seen at South Kessock having arrived on an Inverness town service.
Photo taken c 1973, Kessock Ferry
275. TCS153
Western SMT DT1705(B2), TCS153, a Bristol MW6G built in 1962 with Alexander C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Stranraer
276. TCS155
Western S.M.T. 1707, TCS155, was a Bristol MW6G with an Alexander C41F body seen in Dumfries.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
277. TSD285
A 1 service Leyland PD3/2 with Alexander H72F body built in 1962 was originally TSD285 but has appeared in recent years with two other registrations. Seen at Kilwinning at a Country Fair, the body is almost identical to Glasgow's PD3s (apart from the interior seats etc.), and was probably "tagged on" to the GCT order.
Photo taken Sunday 21 July 1996, Eglington Park, Kilwinning, Ayrshire
278. TSD285
Docherty, Irvine 21 (A.1. Service) TSD285 was a Leyland PD3/2 with an Alexander H41/31F body new in March 1962 and seen at the Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan
279. TWG563
Alexander (Midland) MRE12, TWG563, an Albion Lowlander LR1 built in 1962/3 with Alexander H40/31F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Falkirk Bus Station
280. TWG588
Alexander (Midland) MPD234, TWG588, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1962 with Alexander C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
281. TWG590
George Square, Glasgow and a chance to compare three different Alexander (Midland) vehicles: MPD236, Tiger Cub, (TWG590) built in 1962 has been altered to allow OMO but has retained its coach seats, behind are an unidentified Albion Viking (?) and a bus seated Leopard.
Photo taken Saturday 5 October 1974, George Square (North), Glasgow
282. TWG593
Rear view of Alexander (Midland) MPD239, TWG593, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1962 with Alexander C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Depot, Perth?
283. TWG596
Alexander (Midland) MPD242, TWG596, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1962 with Alexander C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Bus Station, Falkirk
284. USC783
Scottish Omnibuses B783, USC783, was an AEC 2MU3RV Reliance with Alexander C41F bodywork seen in Dumfries.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
285. VDB902
Another Dennis Loline III with Alexander body working out of the Macclesfield Depot, 902, VDB902. The batch VDB901-6 were delivered new in 1962.
Photo taken Tuesday 13 September 1966, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield
286. VDB902
VDB902, an Alexander bodied Dennis Loline new to North Western in 1962 seen after transfer to Crosville
287. VDB907
North Western 907, VDB907, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Alexander DP49F body, the first of North Western's first batch of 36 foot coaches, new in 1962.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
288. VDB907
North Western 907, VDB907, was the first of 36ft long Alexander bodied coaches as a prelude to the introduction of the "Y type" design. Seen at Buxton Market place on the trans-peak service from Derby to Manchester.
Photo taken Summer 1969, Buxton Market Place
289. VDB910
GMT 910, VDB910 a 1962 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Alexander C49F body originally North Western 910.
Photo taken Wednesday 2 April 1975, Woodsmoor Lane, Stockport
290. VDB915
In 1976 Ensign loaned two Leyland Leopards to Southend, both being painted in Southend colours and numbered 205, VDB915 (seen here) and 204, 432FXX. 205 was an Alexander DP bodied example ex North Western Road Car, seen here in Mountdale Gardens, Leigh, outside St Christophers School, on a school contract. Both were later used on stage services as well as contracts.
Photo taken Wednesday 18 February 1976, St. Christophers School, Mountdale Gardens, Leigh
291. YRC179
Trent 179, YRC179 on route 5 to Derby, a Leyland PSUC1/1 with Alexander DP41F body new in April 1962.
Photo taken early 1970s, Wetmore Bus Park, Burton
292. YRC187
Trent 187, YRC187, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with Alexander DP41F body, new in 1962.
Photo taken 1972, Alfreton Bus Station
293. YRC191
Trent 191, YRC191, a Leyland Tiger Cub with Alexander DP41F body and alongside, United Counties 159, 159DRP.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
294. YRC191
Trent 191, YRC191, a 1962 Leyland PSUC1/1 with dual purpose Alexander body. The chrome trim and livery are reminiscent of pre-war streamlining
Photo taken Sunday 11 September 2005, Meadowhall Rally, Sheffield
295. YRC191
Ex Trent 191, YRC191, a 1962 Leyland Tiger Cub with attractive Alexander DP41F body.
Photo taken Sunday 1 July 2012, Wirksworth Station
296. YRC194
YRC194 new to Trent in June 1962, a Leyland Tiger Cub with 41 seat Alexander body. Transferred to the Trent ancillary fleet and now preserved
Photo taken Sunday 24 June 2007, Chatsworth Rally
297. YSG101
Edinburgh Corporation 101 YSG101, a 1962 Alexander bodied Leyland Leopard. When new this bus had a rear entrance and front and centre exit doors in the continental style with the conductor seated by the rear door.
Photo taken 1994, Halifax Rally
298. YSG101
Edinburgh bought a solitary Leyland Leopard PSU3/2R in 1962, 101, YSG101. This was fitted with an early Alexander Y type body to the design of the Edinburgh general manger this included three doors with access by the rear where passengers paid a seated conductor.
Photo taken Thursday 21 October 1971, Waverley Bridge
299. YSG101
It is now over 50 years since the Alexander Y type body first appeared. One of the earliest examples was YSG101, this triple door Leyland Leopard PSU3/2R of 1962 which was 101 in the Edinburgh fleet. This rear view shows the the divided rear window and the non standard floor line needed to accommodate the steps to the rear standing area and conductors desk.
Photo taken Sunday 4 August 2013, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
300. YWS610
Eastern Scottish HH307A, YWS610, a Leyland Titan PD2A/30 built in 1962 with Alexander H37/29R bodywork.
Photo taken August 1978, Edinburgh
301. YWS611
Edinburgh bought their last Leyland Titan PD2s in 1962, Alexander bodied PD2A/30s. They were all fitted with fibre glass bonnets based on the original Leyland design rather than the later St Helens front introduced in the early sixties. 611, YWS611, in central Edinburgh
Photo taken August 1973, Edinburgh
302. YWS612
Edinburgh 612, YWS612, was one of a batch of 50 Leyland PD2A/30s with Alexander H37/29R bodies which formed the bulk of the Corporation's 1962 intake; 612 was delivered in January of that year.
Photo taken 1968, Swanston Drive, Fairmilehead
303. YWS614
Edinburgh bought a final batch of rear entrance Leyland Titans in 1962. These were PD2A/30s with Alexander bodywork. All had the Edinburgh version of the original Leyland concealed radiator rather than the later fibre glass "St Helens front". 614, YWS614, is seen in Newcastle while on hire to Tyne and Wear PTE in 1976 when that organisation was having a vehicle crisis.
Photo taken 1976, Byker PTE Depot, Newcastle
304. YWS623
Former Edinburgh buses were not very common in south Essex but Lesney Toys had YWS623 in its staff bus fleet. The Leyland PD2A with Alexander body is leaving the Rochford factory followed by an RT still in the original (dull!) blue livery.
Photo taken Monday 2 May 1977, Lesney Factory, Rochford
305. YWS639
Edinburgh 639, YWS639, was a Leyland PD2A/30 with an Alexander H37/29R body dating from 1962.
Photo taken 1965, London Road/Blenheim Place, Edinburgh
306. YWS903
A rear view of Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 903, YWS903, an AEC 2MU3RA Reliance with Alexander C41F body seen at Airdrie, It had been new to Scottish Omnibuses in 1962 and was transferred to the Baxter fleet in 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1970, Airdrie
307. 121CVD
Scottish Omnibus subsidiary, Baxter's of Airdrie, ZB964V, 121CVD, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1963 with Alexander C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
308. 164NVO
East Midland D164, 164NVO, was a split personality LR7 Lowlander with Alexander H41/31F body which seemed unsure as to whether it was an Albion or a Leyland when seen at Chesterfield!
Photo taken Sunday 17 August 1969, Head Office/Garage, New Steert, Park Road, Chesterfield
309. 168NVO
East Midland D168, 168NVO, a 1963 Leyland Albion Lowlander LR7 with Alexander H41/31F body
Photo taken 1963, Clowne Bus Garage
310. 173NVO
East Midland D173, 173NVO, a 1963 Leyland Albion Lowlander LR7 with Alexander body, seen at Doncaster South bus station in 1969. East Midland also bought Lowlanders with MCW group bodywork.
Photo taken 1969, Doncaster South Bus Station
311. 265PRR
East Midland C265, 265PRR, AEC Reliance 2U3RA / Alexander 49 seat body of 1963, on an express service to Halifax.
Photo taken 1963, London Victoria Coach Station
312. 3JVK
Following the take over of the Armstrong's operation, their older double deckers were replaced by former Newcastle Atlanteans. One of these was Newcastle 103, 3JVK, a 1963 vintage Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Alexander H44/34F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 10 October 1976, Byker PTE Depot
313. 5254HA
Midland Red 5254, 5254HA, was a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Alexander H44/33F body and was seen in Leamington Spa.
Photo taken Sunday 13 October 1974, Leamington Spa
314. 5273HA
Many of us bus enthusiasts who worked for the Midland Red were rather dismayed when, instead of putting the Company's own design D10 into production, they chose instead to go to the Daimler Company in Coventry for the next batch of double deckers. The economics of the situation and the difficulty of retaining sufficient coachbuilding staff at Carlyle Works would have been lost on a teenager like myself at the time. However the DD11 was the 'writing on the wall' for Company vehicle production. Here we see 5273, 5273HA, parked on Birchall Street awaiting its next turn of duty soon after delivery. 5273 was barely two months old at the date of this picture and was a Daimler Fleetline CRG6 with Alexander 77 seat bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 14 July 1963, Birchall Sreet, Deritend, Birmingham
315. 5276HA
Midland Red class D11 5276, 5276HA, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1963 with Alexander A H44/33F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Leamington Spa Bus Station
316. 565CRW
Daimler Fleetline demonstrator 565CRW on trial with Halifax Corporation in summer 1965. It was built in 1963 with an Alexander H44/34F body.
Photo taken August 1965, Clough Lane, Mixenden, Halifax
317. 6247UP
247, 6247UP, and 263, CPT263B, a pair of Alexander Y C51F bodied coaches. 247 was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard new in 1963 and 263 was an AEC Reliance new in 1964 seen at Consett.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, parking opposite Consett Bus Station
318. 6249UP
A study in "Y" Types. YSG101 is the well known 3 door Edinburgh Leopard alongside Venture 249, 6249UP. Although quoted as 1962 elsewhere, YSG101 was new in 1961 according to the information boards displayed on the bus while Venture 249, 6249 UP is a Leyland Leopard with Alexander C51F body new in 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 1 June 2014, Bents Park, South Shields
319. 6249UP
Venture of Consett 249, 6249UP, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Alexander body was one of four new in 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 18 June 2017, Howlands Park And Ride, Durham
320. 7087HJ
Southend Albion Albion Lowlander 323, 7087HJ when brand new
Photo taken April 1963, Cambridge Hotel, Shoeburyness
321. 7087HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 323, 7087HJ
Photo taken Saturday 19 February 1966, Victoria Avenue, Southend
322. 7087HJ
Rear view of Southend Albion Lowlander 323, 7087HJ
Photo taken early 1970s, Southend Central Station
323. 7087HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 323, 7087HJ
Photo taken Tuesday 6 July 1971, SCT Garage, London Road
324. 7088HJ
Southend Lowlander 324, 7088HJ
Photo taken Tunbridge Road Works, Southend
325. 7088HJ
Interior upstairs view of Southend Albion Lowlander 324, 7088HJ
Photo taken Thursday 26 March 1964, High Street, Southend
326. 7090HJ
Ex-Southend Lowlander 326, 7090HJ, was shipped to Canada for the 1978 Commonwealth Games and used as team transport. It is seen here 22 years later, looking very smart and still carrying the same colour scheme.
Photo taken October 2000, Shuswap Lake, British Columbia, Canada
327. 7090HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 326, 7090HJ. After withdrawal from service, 326 was shipped to Canada as team transport in the 1978 Commonwealth Games and then ended up in Shuswap Lake, British Columbia.
Photo taken June 1975, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
328. 7090HJ
Southend Transport 326, 7090HJ, Albion Lowlander / Alexander
Photo taken April 1975, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
329. 7091HJ
A rear view of Southend Alexander bodied Albion Lowlander 327, 7091HJ, new in 1963.
Photo taken Thursday 31 December 1964, Thorpe Bay Corner, Southend
330. 7091HJ
Southend Lowlander 327, 7091HJ, at the bottom of West Street Rochford, on route 7 for Rayleigh Station.
Photo taken West Street, Rochford
331. 7092HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 328, 7092HJ, under tow, complete with traffic jam
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
332. 7092HJ
Alder Valley was very short of buses in 1974 and hired some of SCT's Lowlanders. In this view 328, 7092HJ, is seen boarding passengers in Wokingham whilst operating route 192
Photo taken Thursday 31 October 1974, Broad Street, Wokingham
333. 7092HJ
Southend Lowlander 328, 7092HJ, with blinds for rail replacement service.
Photo taken c.1970, London Road, Southend
334. 7092HJ
Southend Lowlander 328, 7092HJ, is seen here at Eastwood Rise on service 23A to Leigh Station.
Photo taken Eastwood Rise, Eastwood, Leigh-on-Sea
335. 7093HJ
Southend Lowlander 329, 7093HJ
Photo taken Tunbridge Road Works
336. 7093HJ
Rear view of Southend Alexander bodied Albion Lowlander 329, 7093HJ
Photo taken Thursday 2 April 1964, Thorpe Bay Corner, Southend
337. 7093HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 329, 7093HJ
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
338. 7094HJ
Southend Lowlander 330, 7094HJ
Photo taken Tunbridge Road Works, Southend
339. 7094HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 330, 7094HJ, is seen at The Kursaal, Southend operating on route 7 to Rayleigh Station.
Photo taken Saturday 5 September 1970, Kursaal, Southend
340. 7095HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 331, 7095HJ, with its nearside front window replaced, presumably after an accident.
Photo taken Saturday 28 September 1963, Cambridge Hotel, Shoeburyness
341. 7095HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 331, 7095HJ
Photo taken Saturday 13 February 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
342. 7095HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 331, 7095HJ
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Shoebury Common, Southend
343. 7095HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 331, 7095HJ
Photo taken Tuesday 7 April 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
344. 7096HJ
Southend Transport buses have not often appeared at the Hullbridge, Anchor terminus, but at one time ST had 2 car workings on the otherwise Eastern National operated 22. Peter Cackett prepares to climb into the cab of Lowlander 332, 7096HJ, for the return run to Shoebury.
Photo taken Anchor Inn car park, Ferry Road, Hullbridge, near Rayleigh
345. 8938SF
Eastern Scottish ZB938E, 8938SF, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Alexander DP41F bodywork, new in August 1963, seen in Kelso depot.
Photo taken c. 1973, Kelso Depot
346. 9961SF
9961SF, a Daimler Fleetline with Alexander H75F body, was Baxter's of Airdrie 79 and became S.O.L. DD 961 when Baxter was incorporated into the main fleet.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1980, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
347. AXA219A
W.Alexander (Fife) Ltd FAC19, AXA219A, an AEC Reliance / Alexander C41F at the (now) long demolished Dunfermline bus station.
Photo taken Saturday 15 February 1975, Dunfermline Bus Station
348. AXA221A
Alexander Fife FAC21, AXA221A, an AEC Reliance with Alexander C41F body new in June 1963 seen at Dunfermline.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 July 1970, Dunfermline
349. FGM15
Highland Omnibuses AL15, FGM15, an Albion Lowlander LR1 with Alexander H41/31F bodywork, new in June 1963 to Central SMT as their A15. It was one of thirteen (nine with Alexander bodies, the remainder bodied by Northern Counties) which were aquired by Highland in 1965.
Photo taken c. 1973, Outside Wick Depot/Bus Station
350. GXS621
Grahams Bus Service 60, GXS621 a Daimler Fleetline with Alexander H44/33F body, new in 1963.
351. GXS621
Daimler CRG6LX Fleetline GXS621, number 60 in the Graham's Bus Service, Paisley fleet, seen here in Gauze Street, Paisley had an Alexander H44/33F body and was new in June 1963.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Gauze Street, Paisley
352. SGD669
Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 SGD669 on trial with Halifax Corporation in summer 1964. It was new in January 1963 with an Alexander H44/34F body, Glasgow Corporation LA91.
Photo taken Wednesday 27 May 1964, Keighley Road, Illingworth, Halifax
353. SGD669
Fishwick often bought one off vehicles from Leyland Motors and seen here is a 1963 Leyland Atlantean with Alexander body to Glasgow's specification. The bus was originally part of a large batch ordered by Glasgow and was to be LA91, SGD669, in the Glasgow fleet but it was bought back by Leyland for use as a demonstrator. Sold to Fishwick in 1965 it became number 34 in their fleet.
Photo taken Wednesday 11 June 1975, Preston Bus Station
354. TWG568
Whilst all Scottish Bus Group fleets had Bristol FLFs to fulfill their flat floor needs, others also took the Albion Lowlander. Alexander (Midland) had 44 such buses delivered in 1963 and 1964 with Alexander bodywork on the LR1 variant. MRE17, TWG568, of Milngavie Depot is seen in the bus parking area of the Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow.
Photo taken Saturday 6 August 1977, Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
355. UCS621
Western S.M.T. 1757, UCS621, an Albion LR1 Lowlander seen in Gauze Street, Paisley had an Alexander H40/31F body and was the first of forty new in 1963, although 1795 was an LR3 model. There were also twelve with Northern Counties H39/32F bodies, new the same year.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Gauze Street, Paisley
356. UCS629
Lowlander Lineup at Inverness Garage of Highland Omnibuses, all ex Western SMT deliveries , BCS257C, the last Lowlander bought by WSMT with Northern Counties body (1965), UCS629 (1963) with Alexander body and TCS151, the prototype LR1 /Alexander (1703) Lowlander, built 1961. Spot the differences!
Photo taken Mar 1973, Inverness Garage
357. UCS631
Western SMT AN1767(B3) UCS631, an Albion Lowlander LR1 from 1963 with Alexander H40/29F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Ayr Bus Station
358. UCS632
New in 1963, Western S.M.T. 1768, UCS632, was an Albion LR1 Lowlander with an Alexander H40/31F body seen here in Ayr.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Ayr
359. UCS651
UCS651, seen in Cumnock, was Western S.M.T. 1787, an Albion LR1 Lowlander with an Alexander H40/31F body, new in 1963.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Cumnock
360. UCS659
Western SMT 1795, UCS659, is a preserved Albion Lowlander with Alexander H40/31F body of 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1997, Brodick, Isle of Arran
361. URG312
Aberdeen 312, URG312, was a Daimler CVG6 new in 1963 with an Alexander H37/29R body seen at King Street Garage.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1970, King Street Garage, Aberdeen
362. VCS383
Eastern Scottish ZH383A, VCS383, a Leyland PSU3/3R, new to Western SMT in 1963 as their 1829 and originally fitted with Alexander C38Ft bodywork. A number of these were transferred to Eastern Scottish in 1969 who had them converted by ECW as DP49F but retained the slam door.
Photo taken early 1970s, Elder Street/St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
363. VCS408
Western SMT KN1854, VCS408, an Albion Lowlander LR1 built in 1963 with Alexander H40/31F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Ayr??
364. VCS416
Western SMT N1862, VCS416, a Lowlander L1 with Alexander H40/29F bodywork new in 1963 enters Anderston Cross Bus Station.
Photo taken c 1973, Anderston Cross Bus Station, Glasgow
365. VCS433
Western S.M.T. 1879, VCS433, was an Albion LR1 Lowlander with an Alexander H40/29F body, one of thirty new in 1963, some with H40/31F bodies.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964
366. VDB952
Pictured at Falkirk(?) before delivery is North Western R C C Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Alexander C49F body built in 1963. As was usual with Alexander official views, the registration number of new vehicles was not shown, perhaps because the company had yet to register it. 952 became VDB952.
Photo taken 1963, Falkirk?
367. VDB954
Orpington & District VDB954, a Leyland PSU3/3RT with Alexander bodywork new in 1963 to North Western as their 954
Photo taken Green St. Green, Orpington
368. VDB959
GMT 959, VDB959 a 1963 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT/Alexander Y-type C49F, originally North Western 959.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1975, Blackpool Coach Park
369. VWG368
Alexander (Midland) MRE30, VWG368, an Albion Lowlander LR1 built in 1963 with Alexander H40/31F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Falkirk Bus Station
370. YJA10
North Western Road Car Co. Ltd. Fleetline no. 10, YJA10 of 1963.
Photo taken Spring 1966, Moss Rose, Macclesfield
371. 5001VT
Potteries MT L1001, 5001VT, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX of 1964 with Alexander D H39/33F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1968, Newcastle-under-Lyme Garage
372. 5006VT
PMT L1006, 5006VT, Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Alexander H41/31F bodywork dating from 1964.
Photo taken September 1976, Longton Bus Station, Stoke on Trent
373. AAG103B
Alexander 'Y' type C49F bodywork was fitted to AAG103B, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard which was Western S.M.T. 1910, new in 1964.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Ayr
374. AAG112B
Highland Omnibuses AL37, AAG112B, an Albion Lowlander LR7 with Alexander H40/29F bodywork new to Western SMT in 1964 as their 1919. It was acquired by Highland in 1971.
Photo taken c 1973, Kessock Ferry
375. AAG99B
Western SMT DL1897, AAG99B, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1964 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1973, Dashwood Square, Newton Stewart
376. ACN422B
Gateshead and District 122, ACN422B, a 1964 Leyland Atlantean with Alexander body awaits to depart for its home town from Newcastle
Photo taken 1974, Bewick Street, Newcastle
377. AFS60B
Eastern Scottish B60, AFS60B, a 1964 AEC Reliance with Alexander coach body.
Photo taken Edinburgh
378. AFS66B
Scottish Omnibus subsidiary, Stark's of Dunbar, ZB66S, AFS66B, an AEC Reliance 4MU3RA built in 1964 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
379. AGM610B
Central SMT T10, AGM610B, a Leyland PSU3/1R with Alexander B53F body and alongside Ribble 791, ARN791C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT Plaxton C49F body. The label on the front screen of T10 almost certainly says 'On hire to Ribble', definitely ends with 'Ribble'
Photo taken c.1966, Ribble Depot, Morecambe
380. AHS16B
McGill's Bus Service (l to r) FHS181K, VKV99 and AHS16B lined up at the depot.
Photo taken c.1973, McGill's depot, Muriel Street, Barrhead
381. AHS16B
Seen in Gilmour Street, Paisley is McGill, Barrhead AHS16B, a Daimler CRG6LX Fleetline with an Alexander H44/34F body new in 1964.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Gilmour Street, Paisley
382. AJA144B
Crosville L322, AJA144B, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT built in 1964 with Alexander Y bodywork.
Photo taken August 1978, just inside Semley Place entrance, London Victoria Coach Station
383. AJA149B
Yorkshire Traction 1231, XHE231, a Leyland Leopard with Willowbrook C47F body, new in 1962 and alongside North Western 149, AJA149B, another Leyland Leopard but this time an Alexander C49F body.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
384. AMS294B
Alexander Midland Albion Viking VK43AL with Alexander coach bodywork MNV70, MWG486F, of 1968 parked alongside bus liveried Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R MPE28, AMS294B, also with an Alexander body
Photo taken October 1971, Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
385. ASC667B
Edinburgh Corporation 667, ASC667B, a Leyland Titan PD3/6 built in 1964 with Alexander H41/29F bodywork. Operating route 12 Broomhouse with Edinburgh's handsome livery showing well in the sun.
Photo taken August 1974, St Andrew Square
386. ASC685B
Edinburgh Corporation 685, ASC685B, an Alexander bodied Leyland PD3/6
Photo taken Scott Monument/Jenners, Princes Street
387. AVE555B
Premier Travel 85UME and AVE555B await departure from Kings Cross Coach Station, Pentonville Road on the last evening of use of this coach station. They are AEC Reliances with Burlingham and Alexander bodies.
Photo taken Sunday 31 October 1965, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
388. AYJ99B
Dundee 99, AYJ99B, a Daimler CRG6LX Fleetline had an Alexander 'A' H44/34F body.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1970, Marchbanks Depot, Harefield Road
389. BXA436B
Alexander (Fife) BXA436B, new in May 1964, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with an Alexander C41F body and carried fleet number FAC40.
Photo taken Wednesday 12 August 1964, Kircaldy Depot
390. BXA436B
Alexander (Fife) FAC40, BXA436B, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1964 with Alexander Y C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Esplanade, Kirkcaldy
391. CYS577B
Since its conception in the sixties, the Glasgow urban motorway network has ben opened in stretches, and one of the most "destructive" sections was at the Charing Cross area. This view from 1971, taken from a then unopened flyover, shows the motorway forging its way towards Charing Cross from St George's Cross, with the complete demolition of one side of St George's Road. LA231, CYS577B, from 1964 is on the long gone service 32, a replacement for tram service 16. While the right hand side of the street remains today, no bus service runs along this road.
Photo taken Aug 1971, above St Georges Road
392. CYS580B
Alexanders of Sheffield CYS580B, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Alexander H44/34F bodywork, formerly Glasgow Corporation LA234, seen parked somewhere north of Barnsley according to the caption on the rear of the print.
Photo taken Saturday 7 June 1980
393. HRC101C
Seen leaving Victoria Coach Station on hire to United Counties is Trent 101, HRC101C, a Leyland PSUC1/11T Tiger Cub with Alexander Y C41F bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 25 March 1967, London Victoria Coach Station
394. HXS864
Seen in Gauze Street, Paisley is Graham's Bus Service, Paisley 64, HXS864, a Daimler CRG6LX Fleetline with an Alexander H44/34F body which was new in 1964.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Gauze Street, Paisley
395. TCP899
Hebble 573 (formerly 73), TCP899, was an AEC Reliance with an Alexander C49F body dating from 1964. Sometime in the early 1970s it passed to City of Oxford/South Midland to become their 17.
Photo taken c.1966, King Street, Leeds
396. TCP900
TCP900 shows evidence of being with the Hebble fleet before being purchased by Silver Service, Darley Dale. This 1964 example of an early "Y type" looks rather "Bald " without the more familiar destination layout in subsequent deliveries.
Photo taken Friday 20 April 1973, Matlock Bus Station
397. TEN118
Bury 118, TEN118, the second of a batch of fifteen Alexander H43/31F bodied Daimler CRG6LX Fleetlines new in 1964 seen in Howell Croft bus station in Bolton.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Howell Croft Bus Station, Bolton
398. UCK851
The ungainly (being polite) Alexander 'C' type FH41/31F bodied UCK851, seen in the Bus Station in Wigan, was Ribble 1851, the first of ten, and was an Albion LR1 Lowlander new in February 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 1972, Wigan Bus Station
399. VRS319
Aberdeen 319, VRS319, was a Daimler CVG6 new in 1964 with an Alexander H37/29R body seen at King Street Garage. It was later rebuilt to H37/27F and fitted for one-man operation in 1971.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1970, King Street Garage, Aberdeen
400. XCS905
On a glorious summer morning, Eastern Scottish ZH393A, XCS905, rests in the Market Place in Jedburgh on the morning service from Edinburgh to Newcastle. The vehicle was a Leyland PSU3/3RT with Alexander DP49F bodywork which had been new to Western SMT in 1964 as their 1884. This was one of 16 similar buses (13 from 1963 and the remainder from 1964) which came from Western in 1969 and had their original C38Ft bodies converted by ECW at Lowestoft before entering service with Eastern Scottish.
Photo taken c.1970, Jedburgh Market Place
401. XCS907
Western SMT DL1886, XCS907, a Leyland PSU3R/3R with Alexander C49F bodywork new in 1964 is seen in Port William, one of the most southerly points in Western territory.
Photo taken late 1970s, The Square, Port William
402. XCS922
Western SMT 1901, XCS922, a 1964 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Alexander C49F body. Alongside is an Eastern Scottish Bristol FLF.
Photo taken October 1971, St. Andrew Bus Station, Edinburgh
403. XSD430
Tumilty (AA Motor Services), Irvine XSD430 seen at Boswell Park, Ayr was a Daimler CRG6LX Fleetline with an Alexander H44/34F body dating from 1964.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Boswell Park, Ayr
404. AFT786C
East Yorkshire MS 903, AFT786C, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1965 with Alexander A H44/31F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1975, parking area adjacent to Ferensway Bus Station, Hull
405. ARN861C
Ribble Leyland/Albion Lowlander 1861, ARN861C, with full front Alexander body dating from 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 23 May 1976, Wigan Bus Station
406. ARN862C
Ribble 1862, ARN862C, was an Albion Lowlander LR1 with Alexander FH41/31F body new in April 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 31 March 1973, Hope Street, adjacent to Market Square Bus Station, Wigan
407. ARN866C
Ribble 1866, ARN866C, an Albion Lowlander with Alexander FH41/31F body new in 1965, with Atlantean RRN418 behind.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Skipton
408. AVT249C
Proctor of Hanley AVT249C, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX from 1965 with Alexander D H42/34F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Chester
409. BCN530C
Gateshead & District 130, BCN530C, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1965 with Alexander A H43/32F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1969, Bewick Street, Newcastle
410. BCS994C
Western S.M.T. 2011, BCS994C, seen in Paisley was an Alexander 'D' type H44/31F bodied Daimler CRG6LX Fleetline new in 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Paisley
411. BHD222C
Halifax Corporation 103, BHD222C, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Alexander H44/31F body.
Photo taken late 1971, Todmorden Market Ground/Bus Station
412. BHD222C
West Yorkshire PTE (Calderdale District) 3103, BHD222C, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Alexander H43/31F body, new in 1965 as Yorkshire Woollen District 983 (but entered service in January 1966).
Photo taken Late 1977, The Tyrls, Bradford
413. BNN176C
East Midland D176, BNN176C, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2 with Alexander D-type H43/31F body, new in 1965.
Photo taken 1973, East Midland's Depot, Chesterfield
414. BNN178C
East Midland 278, BNN178C, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2 built in 1965 with Alexander D H43/31F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1978, Chesterfield Depot
415. CAG447C
Western SMT RL2032, CAG447C, a Leyland PSU3/3R with Alexander C49F bodywork is seen on the seafront at Rothesay, Isle of Bute.
Photo taken early 1970s, Rothesay, Isle of Bute
416. CAG448C
Rothesay Garage (or Depot) was built in 1882 for the Rothesay Tramways at Pointhouse situated between Rothesay and Port Bannatyne on the Isle of Bute. The trams ceased in 1936 and the company ran buses until 1949 when it was absorbed into the main Western SMT fleet. This view inside shows the original pits with Leyland Leopard CAG448C/Alexander C49F (2033) on the left and three Bristol MW6G/Alexander C41F bodies built in 1959, one identified as 1496, MSD360, on the right which look like they have been resting in the garage for a while.
Photo taken June 1976, Pointhouse, Isle of Bute
417. CCN333C
Northern Atlantean CCN333C with Alexander body tries hard to leave Worswick St Bus Station, Newcastle through crowds that operators today can only dream about! In this instance, it was impossible to get a picture without them. Is this a record for number of people in one bus station picture?
Photo taken Saturday 3 September 1977, Worswick St, Newcastle
418. CCN334C
Northern General 2210, CCN334C, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1965 with Alexander A H44/35F bodywork. On hire to British Rail and parked outside Hartlepool railway station, this had been 134 in the subsidiary Gateshead fleet.
Photo taken July 1971, Hartlepool Station
419. CHS772C
Fleetline varieties: McGill's Bus Service (l to r) AHS16B, VHS501 and CHS722C, all in typically immaculate condition, await their next duties.
Photo taken c.1973, McGill's depot, Muriel Street, Barrhead
420. CRG325C
Preserved Aberdeen Corporation 325, CRG325C, a Daimler CVG6 with Alexander H37/29R body, first numerically of a batch of eight new in March 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 18 September 2005, at Duxford
421. CYS574B
Glasgow Coporation were keen users of Leyland Atlanteans such as LA228, CYS574B, a 1965 example (despite the registration) with Alexander body fitted for one man operation
Photo taken October 1971, John Street/Cochrane Street
422. DDB170C
North Western 170, DDB170C, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Alexander H44/31F body which had entered service a few weeks before this picture was taken in August 1965
Photo taken Wednesday 4 August 1965, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
423. DDB171C
GMT 4171, DDB171C, a 1965 Alexander bodied Daimler Fleetline, ex-North Western 171. One of several ex-NW Fleetlines transferred to Birchfields Rd, presumably as part of a plan to spread buses unsuitable for OMO (like this one) between depots.
Photo taken Saturday 26 February 1977, Wellington Road South, Stockport
424. DDB172C
North Western Road Car Co. Ltd. Daimler Fleetline/Alexander fleet no. 172, DDB172C, new in 1965.
Photo taken Summer 1965, M6 Motorway near Morecambe
425. DDB174C
Preserved North Western 174, DDB174C, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Alexander H44/31F body
Photo taken May 1998, Manchester Museum of Transport
426. DDB175C
Daimler Fleetline DDB175C with Walwyns of Maidenhead, originally North Western 175 new in 1965 with an Alexander H44/31F body.
Photo taken 1980, Walwyns Garage, Maidenhead
427. DDB175C
Rear view of Walwyns Daimler Fleetline DDB175C, originally North Western 175.
Photo taken 1980, Walwyns Garage, Maidenhead
428. DDB180C
SELNEC Cheshire 180, DDB180C, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built 1965 with Alexander D H44/31F bodywork. This former North Western RC vehicle was seen parked next to a largely unaltered compatriot, 11 YJA11 from 1963.
Photo taken April 1973, near Mersey Square, Stockport
429. DDB186C
North Western bought a number of Daimlers in the early part of the 1960's, the first since 1927. The picture shows 186, DDB186C, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Alexander body working out of Stockport Depot.
Photo taken Friday 9 September 1966, Wellington Road South, Stockport
430. DFS8C
The daily Glasgow-Newcastle 515 joint service between Eastern Scottish Baillieston depot (code C) and United's Whitley Bay depot was extended to the latter in summer but the off-season workings and vehicles were interesting for more local passengers. Here rare Albion Viking YK8C, DFS8C, carrying Alexander Y type C34F new in September 1965 as K8 departs on its single English roster of that marque known to me.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 October 1970, Whitley Bay Bus Station
431. DGE327C
Passengers waiting on Parliamentary Road are startled as GCT Atlantean LA290, DGE327C, runs past in its new guise as an all-over advert bus.
Photo taken Dec 1972, Parliamentary Road
432. DGE339C
Stevenson of Uttoxeter, 11 DGE339C, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1965 with Alexander A H44/34F bodywork. New as LA302 with Glasgow, this was heading to Uttoxeter via Tutbury when photographed at Burton.
Photo taken November 1977, Burton upon Trent Bus Station
433. DVA680C
Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 80, DVA680C, was a Daimler CRG6LX Fleetline with Alexander 'D' type H44/31F body seen in Airdrie passing the bus station. It had been intended to be Western S.M.T. 2012 but was diverted to Baxter's fleet to replace 9961SF, a Fleetline which had been burnt out in May 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Graham Street, Airdrie
434. DXA404C
Alexander (Fife) FNV4, DXA404C, an Albion Viking VK43L built in 1965 with Alexander Y C40F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Bus Station, St Andrews
435. DXA411C
Between 1965 and 1969 Alexander's (Fife) took delivery of 48 Albion Vikings which were spread amongst the company's depots. By contrast Midland took 75 during the same period and Northern 88 between 1965 and 1970, to which they added a further 6 coaches transferred from Eastern Scottish in 1972. FNV11, DXA411C, was an Albion VK43L with Alexander C40F bodywork which had been new in 1965.
Photo taken c.1973, Dunfermline Depot
436. ETN75C
Newcastle Corporation 75, ETN75C, Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 new May 1965 with Alexander A H44/34F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Newcastle Central Station
437. EUS10C
Seen in Barrhead is the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society's Alexander C49F bodied A.E.C. 4MU3RA Reliance EUS10C, carrying the 'Majestic' fleetname and displaying an Albion badge on the grille.
Photo taken Monday 3 August 1970, Barrhead
438. HRC100C
Llynfi Motors HRC100C, a 1965 Leyland Tiger Cub/Alexander C41F.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 March 1983, Town Hall/Church Street, Maesteg
439. HRC101C
Green Bus Service, Warstone Motors, Great Wyrley, 6, HRC101C, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/11T bult 1965 with Alexander Y C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1981, Great Wyrley garage
440. HRC102C
Trent 102, HRC102C, is a 1965 Leyland Leopard PSUC1/11T with Alexander Y type body
Photo taken Sunday 14 September 2008, Meadowhall, Sheffield
441. HRC102C
HRC102C, a Leyland Tiger Cub with Alexander C45F body new to Trent, recently acquired for continued preservation in Northern Ireland where it has gained Sureline of Lurgan fleetnames on Trent livery (although it never operated for Sureline).
Photo taken Saturday 28 April 2012, Cultra
442. BHD222C
Yorkshire Woollen District 132 (originally 982), BHD222C, was a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with an Alexander H41/31F body, entering service early in 1966.
Photo taken 1967, Vicarage Road, Dewsbury
443. BHD222C
There were three routes into Mixenden but probably the most attractive was along Mill Lane with the valley of the Hebble brook behind. At this time this road was served by the 11 and 13 making a loop in each direction through Mixenden. Seen here working a 13 out of Mixenden to Illingworth and back to Halifax is the solitary Alexander-bodied Daimler Fleetline, BHD222C.
Photo taken Saturday 26 June 1976, Mill Lane, Mixenden
444. CRN868D
Ribble bought lowbridge Atlanteans and then tried Albion Lowlanders as Leyland did not offer a true low height version of the Atlantean. This was rectified in 1966 when the drop centre rear axle PDR1/2 was developed and Ribble bought a batch of this model with Alexander bodywork. 1868, CRN868D, is seen in Lancaster in the then new NBC poppy red livery.
Photo taken Wednesday 15 August 1973, Lancaster Bus Station
445. CRN872D
Ribble 1872, CRN872D, a Leyland PDR1/1 with Alexander H41/31F bodywork which had been new in July 1966, rests in Keswick Bus Station before setting off on its return journey to Lancaster via Ambleside and Kendal.
Photo taken March 1976, Keswick Bus Station
446. CST961D
Highland Omnibuses CD13, CST961D, was a Bedford VAM5 with Alexander B24FM bodywork; new in June 1966, it was withdrawn in 1981. It is seen at Wick Bus Station waiting to set out on an afternoon journey down the coast to Helmsdale via Dunbeath. Behind is an Albion Lowlander for Thurso.
Photo taken c.1969, Wick Bus Station
447. CTS130D
Tayside Regional Council 30, CTS130D, an A E C Reliance 2U2RA built in 1966 with Alexander Y B53F bodywork. New as Dundee Corporation 130 and sporting unusual blind treatment for a Y type.
Photo taken July 1977, Panmure Street
448. CYJ838D
Tayside Regional Council 38, CYJ838D, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1966 with Alexander J H44/34F bodywork. This had been new to Dundee Corporation.
Photo taken July 1977, Dundee
449. DJX76D
Hebble DJX76D, an AEC Reliance with Alexander C47F of 1966 delivery, fleet number 576, but originally 76.
Photo taken c. 1971, Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax
450. DSD701D
Highland Omnibuses SL2, DSD701D, a 1966 Bristol RELH6G with Alexander body. This bus was originally in the Western SMT fleet being bought for the Glasgow-London service in 1966. It went to Highland in 1972.
Photo taken August 1973, St. Andrew Bus Station, Edinburgh
451. DSD708D
Western SMT 2087, DSD708D, a Bristol RELH6G with 38 seat Alexander body. The coach was used on the London service and was fitted with a toilet It is seen at the former Anderston Cross bus station in Glasgow.
Photo taken Thursday 14 September 1972, Anderston Cross Bus Station, Glasgow
452. DSD710D
Where East met West: Inveraray, Loch Fyne and Western SMT Bristol RELH6G, DSD710D, joins Eastern Scottish Bristol LH OSF323G for a "comfort stop" at the pier. The X26 was the long distance stage carriage service from Glasgow to Tarbert/Campbeltown and the LH appears to be on an extended tour. Note the box placed to aid passengers on and off the coach. No sign of ECW bodies up here, both are Falkirk products.
Photo taken Saturday 19 May 1973, Inveraray
453. DSD712D
Western SMT ST2072, DSD712D, a Bristol RELH6G was new in April 1966 with an Alexander C38Ft body in black and white livery. After being downgraded from motorway work it was rebuilt to C45F and, along with several similar vehicles, spent its last years at Stranraer depot and its sub-depot at Wigtown. Although subsequently repainted in standard livery, it retained its single-piece door.
Photo taken late 1970s, Dashwood Square, Newton Stewart
454. DSD718D
Western SMT 2077, DSD718D, Bristol RELH6G / Alexander C38F, which entered service in May 1966, originally bought for the London coach service.
Photo taken September 1972, off Apsley Road, Great Yarmouth
455. ERG1D
Aberdeen Corporation 1, ERG1D, a 1966 Leyland Tiger Cub with Alexander B43D bodywork, the first Leyland buses in the post war fleet overtakes 124 in the City Centre.
Photo taken Aug 1971, Castle Street, Aberdeen
456. EUH439D
City of Cardiff 439, EUH439D, a Guy Arab V with Alexander H38/32R body, new early in 1966.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Cardiff Bus Station
457. EUH457D
A third major hire saw some of the 1965 batch of Southend PD3s and some Fleetlines hired to Cardiff City Transport in 1977. Southend 334, CJN434C, is seen here, overtaking Cardiff 457, EUH457D, a Guy Arab V from 1966 with Alexander H65R bodywork
Photo taken Tuesday 16 August 1977, Cardiff Bus Station
458. EUH465D
Cardiff 465, EUH465D, a Guy Arab V with Alexander H38/32R bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 30 June 1979, Central Square, Cardiff
459. EUH470D
One of a batch of Guy Arab Vs for Cardiff with Alexander H37/28R bodywork new in 1966, 470, EUH470D, stands in Cardiff Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Cardiff Bus Station
460. EUH472D
Cardiff 472, EUH472D, was a Guy Arab V with Alexander H37/28R bodywork, new in April 1966. It is seen waiting to depart for Snowden Road in the Ely district of the city and only a short walk from Grand Avenue on the 10A and 10B trolleybus routes.
Photo taken 1969, Cardiff Bus Station
461. EWD161D
Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 161, EWS161D, a Alexander C49F bodied AEC 2U3RA Reliance seen in Airdrie. It was one of two (EWS160/1D) delivered new to the Baxter fleet in December 1966 and was the last AEC Reliance delivered to Scottish Omnibuses.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1970, Airdrie
462. EWS118D
Highland Omnibuses BA29, EWS118D, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Alexander C49F bodywork which was new to SOL (Eastern Scottish) in May 1966 as their ZB118; it was one of six acquired by Highland in 1973. It is seen at Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye.
Photo taken c. 1973, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
463. EWS122D
Highland Omnibuses BA2, EWS122D, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Alexander C49F bodywork, stands on the spare ground between the depot and the railway station at Wick.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Outside Wick Depot/Bus Station
464. EWS132D
Eastern Scottish ZB132E, EWS132D, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Alexander C49F bodywork, new in November 1966, in the entrance to the depot-cum-bus station at Kelso.
Photo taken c. 1973, Kelso Depot
465. EWS140D
In 1969 Highland Omnibuses took sixteen AEC Reliance 2U3RAs with Alexander C49F bodywork transferred from Scottish Omnibuses. BA16, EWS140D, had previously been numbered ZB140 by SOL and had been new in November 1966. The batch survived with Highland until the early 80s.
Photo taken c.1969, Dingwall Station
466. EWS149D
The northbound Blackpool to Edinburgh express service took its lunchbreak in Keswick Bus Station, where Eastern Scottish ZB149A, EWS149D, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Alexander C49F bodywork is seen. It had been new in December 1966.
Photo taken 1969, Keswick Bus Station
467. EWS198D
Eastern Scottish YA198A, EWS198D, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1966 with Alexander C45F body.
Photo taken June 1970, Royal Tweed Bridge, Berwick
468. EWS205D
Hard to believe but Bristol RELH6G/ Eastern Scottish YA205C, EWS205D, disgraced itself on a journey from York to Glasgow and broke down near Chester-Le-Street.
Photo taken Tuesday 23 September 1975, Chester-Le -Street ?
469. EWS812D
Edinburgh City Transport 812, EWS812D, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Alexander H43/31F body, new in 1966.
Photo taken July 1972, Princes St./Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh
470. EWS814D
Seen at Fairmilehead (Swanston Drive), Edinburgh 814, EWS814D, was a Leyland PDR1/1 with Alexander H43/31F bodywork, one of 25 delivered during October and November of 1966. These were Edinburgh's only Atlanteans without panoramic windows (which became standard from 1967 onwards starting with 851) although 802 from this first batch had them from new.
Photo taken 1968, Swanston Drive, Fairmilehead
471. EWS832D
Lothian Transport 832, EWS832D, a 1966 Leyland PD3A/2/Alexander H41/29F on hire to warrington.
Photo taken Saturday 29 July 1978, Merrick Close Terminus, Greenwood Crescent, near Padgate, Warrington
472. EWS834D
Edinburgh City Transport Leyland Titan PD3A/2 834, EWS834D, a 1966 delivery with Alexander bodywork, one of the last batch of front engined buses delivered to Edinburgh.
Photo taken August 1972, St Giles Cathedral, High Street
473. FCE132D
Premier Travel of Cambridge 185, FCE132D, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Alexander Y-type C49F, new in 1966. Seen taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
474. FGM103D
Oban has seen a variety of operators since it was a Alexander (Midland) outpost, then transferred to the Highland Omnibuses area. Along with ex Midland MAC (RMS727) , AEC Reliance/Alexander C41F now Highland B76, ex Central SMT AC3, FGM103D, Albion Viking, now Highland AV5, with Alexander coach body sits outside the former Midland garage in Oban Town.
Photo taken Jul 1972, Oban Garage
475. FJA196D
Delivered to North Western as their 194, FJA196D, this 1966 Daimler Fleetline with Alexander body is seen when in the Crosville fleet, DDG306, after North Western was split up in 1972.
Photo taken 1976, Northwich Bus Station
476. FJA207D
GMT 4207, FJA207D a 1966 Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX/Alexander H44/31F originally North Western 207.
Photo taken Saturday 11 August 1979, Greengate, Salford
477. FJA218D
North Western 218, FJA218D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1966 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork, operating the X97 to Newcastle.
Photo taken February 1969, Haymarket Bus Station, Newcastle
478. FWG987D
Alexander Midland MNV12, FWG978D, was an Albion Viking with an Alexander C40F body of 1966.
Photo taken 1968, Balmoral
479. GHA394D
Midland Red 5994, GHA394D, was a Daimler CRG6LX Fleetline with an Alexander H44/33F body built in 1966.
Photo taken Saturday 28 October 1967, Pool Meadow, Coventry
480. GHA403D
Midland Red 6003, GHA403D, a Class D12 Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1966 with Alexander A H44/33F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1977, Bridgnorth
481. GHA415D
GHA415D is Midland Red 6015, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Alexander H44/33F body.
Photo taken Monday 28 August 2017, Wythall Transport Museum
482. HRC484D
Trent 484, HRC484D, a 1966 Daimler Fleetline with Alexander body. Seen awaiting to depart for Nottingham from Chesterfield's Beetwell Street bus station
Photo taken Thursday 27 April 1972, Chesterfield Bus Station
483. HRC489D
Seen in Derby Bus Station, Trent HRC489D was fleet number 489 and carried Alexander A style H44/33F bodywork on its Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX chassis.
Photo taken Sunday 4 September 1966, Derby Bus Station
484. JHS575D
McGill's Bus Service JHS575D, a Daimler CRG6LX with Alexander H44/34F bodywork which entered service in November 1966. It was withdrawn by January 1984 but retained out of use until October 1986 when it went for scrap.
Photo taken early 1970s, McGill's depot, Muriel Street, Barrhead
485. KBB242D
Newcastle 242, KBB242D, was a Leyland PDR1/1 Atlantean with an Alexander H44/34F body
Photo taken Saturday 5 August 1967, opposite Newcastle Central Station
486. KBB263D
Newcastle Transport 263, KBB263D, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1966 with Alexander A H44/34F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1969, Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne
487. MUP139D
The modern era does not have a monopoly on unfortunate advertising liveries. Seen in Hartlepool in 1972 is Northern General Leyland Atlantean 2139, MUP139D, a 1966 example with Alexander bodywork advertising (if thats the word) a local DIY shop The driver smiling in the corner is the late Harry Hayworth who drove many enthusiasts specials from Leeds in the late sixties and early seventies.
Photo taken 1972, Hartlepool Bus Station
488. RUP272D
RUP272D was Venture, Consett 272, a Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard with Alexeander Y C51F body, one of six delivered in 1966 seen at Consett.
Photo taken Friday 4 August 1967, parking opposite Consett Bus Station
489. DFT290E
East Yorkshire 907, DFT290E, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1967 with Alexander A H44/31F bodywork. This had been new as Tynemouth & District 290.
Photo taken March 1975, Ferensway Bus Park, Hull
490. DHD200E
Yorkshire Woollen switched to rear engined chassis in 1965 with a batch of Alexander bodied Daimler Fleetlines. In 1967, they bought both Fleetlines and Leyland Atlanteans. Seen in the then new Dewsbury bus station in 1980 is one of the Fleetlines with an Alexander body, 601 DHD200E.
Photo taken 1980, Dewsbury Bus Station
491. DHD212E
Yorkshire Woollen District 13, DHD212E, was a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2 with an Alexander H44/31F body dating from 1967.
Photo taken 1967, Dewsbury Road, Leeds
492. EHD526F
New to Yorkshire Woollen District 411, EHD526F, a Leyland PSU3/4RT Leopard with Alexander C49F body had passed to Hebble 51 when seen passing through Chesterfield.
Photo taken Friday 14 April 1972, Beetwell Street, Chesterfield
493. EST820E
Highland Omnibus ran large numbers of Bedfords over the years. Seen at Braemar is CD16, EST820E, a 1967 Bedford VAM with Alexander coach bodywork.
Photo taken Thursday 9 August 1973, Braemar
494. EST823E
Highland CD19, EST823E, was one of 6 Bedford VAM bodied by Alexander in 1967 to its "Y" type design with coach seats and power doors.
Photo taken Thursday 4 April 1968, Fort William, Inverness-shire
495. EXS228F
Cunningham's Bus Service 52, LFS465, and 47, EXS228F in the depot. 52 was a Leyland PD2/20 with MCCW H33/29R bodywork which was new to Edinburgh Corporation in August 1954 as their 465. Originally it was fitted with H33/27R bodywork but was reseated in 1959. It was acquired by Cunningham's in September 1970 and entered service with them in October of that year; it was scrapped in December 1975.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Cunningham Garage, Underwood Road, Paisley
496. GRG462E
Alexander's (Northern) bought 88 Albion Viking VK43Ls between 1965 and 1970 and took a further 6 second-hand from Eastern Scottish in 1972. NNV26, GRG462E, of Rosehearty depot carried an Alexander C40F body and had been new in March 1967.
Photo taken 1967, Aberdeen Bus Station
497. GRS114E
Former Aberdeen 114, GRS114E, is a Leyland Atlantean with an Alexander O43/34F body, dating from 1967.
Photo taken Tuesday 29 September 1998, Garsdale Station
498. GRS117E
Aberdeen 117, GRS117E, was a Leyland PDR1/1 Atlantean with an Alexander H44/33F body seen at King Street Garage.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1970, King Street Garage, Aberdeen
499. GRS343E
Alexander Northern NV43, GRS343E, a 1967 Albion Viking VK43AL with Alexander Y type 40 coach body.
Photo taken 1999, Piece Hall, Halifax
500. HDW774E
Alexander H43/31F bodywork was carried by Leyland PDR1/1 Atlantean 74 in the Newport fleet, HDW774E, new in 1967
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Upper Dock Street, Newport
501. HSF237E
Eastern Scottish C237D, HSF237E, a Bedford VAM5 from 1967 with Alexander B45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, outside Humbie Post Office
502. HWG516E
Alexander Midland MRF17, HWG516E, a 1967 Daimler Fleetline/Alexander.
Photo taken Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
503. JAG510F
Western SMT 2157, JAG510F, aDaimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1967 with Alexander D H44/31F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Ayr Bus Station
504. JBD240E
North Western Road Car Co. 240, JDB240E, was a Leyland PSU3/4R Leopard with an Alexander C49F body new in 1967 which was seen in Coventry about to leave on the service to Manchester.
Photo taken Saturday 28 October 1967, Coventry
505. JSC861E
Edinburgh City Transport 861, JSC861E, a Leyland Atlantean with Alexander body, new in 1967.
Photo taken 1972, Waverley Bridge
506. JSC869E
Edinburgh began their Leyland Atlanteans with panoramic windows in 1967. 869, JSC869E, is a PDR1/1 chassis with an Alexander body.
Photo taken Sunday 4 April 2010, Brough
507. JSC900E
For a number of years Lothian had only one open top double decker This was 900, JSC900E, a 1967 Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with Alexander bodywork, new to Lothian's predecessor Edinburgh. Black and white coach livery is carried
Photo taken August 1989, High Street
508. JSD940F
A1 Service (McMenemy), Ardrossan, JSD940F, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2 built in 1967/8 with Alexander A H44/34F bodywork, looking very smart in the attractive livery.
Photo taken June 1971, High St, Irvine
509. KJA264F
East Yorkshire 64, KJA264F, a 1967 Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R with Alexander body. This bus was originally 264 in the North Western fleet
Photo taken 1979, Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
510. KJA269F
North Western RC 269, KJA269F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1967 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1969, Four in Hand Cafe, Newcastle under Lyme
511. KUS590E
Scutt's of Owston Ferry KUS590E, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Alexander H44/34F body, new to Glasgow C.T. as LA335 in 1967.
Photo taken October 1982, Scutt's Garage, Owston Ferry
512. KUS596E
OK Motor Services KUS596E, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1967 with Alexander A H44/34F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, North Road, Durham
513. KUS599E
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, KUS599E, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1967 with Alexander A H44/34F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1979, Bishop Auckland Market Place
514. KUS600E
Lockeys of St Helen Auckland, Co. Durham, KUS600E, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 of 1967 with Alexander H44/34F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1980, Bishop Auckland Market Place
515. KWG368F
Alexander Midland Daimler Fleetline MRF38, KWG368F, a 1967 Daimler Fleetline with Alexander body, seen here in service with Bryn Mellin Motor Services of Llangollen.
Photo taken June 1986, Llangollen
516. KWG375F
Alexander Midland switched from Leyland to Daimler for their rear engined purchases. Seen in Glasgow at the old Buchanan Street bus park is MRF45, KWG375F, a 1967 Alexander bodied example.
Photo taken near Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
517. LGG762E
A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance LGG762E, seen here in Barrhead carrying the 'Majestic' fleetname, had an Alexander C49F body and was part of the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society's coach fleet and carries "Co-operative" on the grille.
Photo taken Monday 3 August 1970, Barrhead
518. LGG762E
Former Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society AEC Reliance 2U3RA LGG762E with Alexander bodywork. By 1976 this vehicle was in service with Irvine's of Law.
Photo taken Tuesday 16 March 1976, Irvine's parking ground near Law
519. LHA265F
Midland Red had two depots and a considerable presence in Leicester. Seen in the old St Margarets bus station are 6125, LHA625F, a 1967 Daimler Fleetline with Alexander body and 827, EON827V, a 1980 Leyland National.
Photo taken Friday 19 September 1980, St Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester
520. LHA615F
Bristol Omnibus 8606, LHA615F a 1967 Daimler Fleetline/Alexander. A former Midland Red vehicle converted to open top by Bristol Omnibus.
Photo taken Tuesday 7 July 1981, Beach Road, Weston-super-Mare
521. MRC504E
Trent 504, MRC504E, a 1967 Daimler Fleetline with Alexander body, waits to leave Uttoxeter for Derby
Photo taken 1977, Uttoxeter
522. MWG108F
Alexander Midland MNV61, MWG108F, was a nearly new Albion Viking with Alexander coachwork.
Photo taken 1968, Pitlochry
523. PVT108F
Potteries MT SL1108, PVT108F, an A E C Reliance 690 8U2RA built in 1967 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken February 1969, Bus Station, Hanley
524.
Alexander bodied Daimler Fleetline, ex City of Oxford, seen in Melbourne registered FFM763.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 2001, Swanston Street, Melbourne, Australia
525. EFT695F
Tynemouth & District 295, EFT695F, aDaimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1968 with Alexander A H44/33F bodywork. Taken before setting out on route 5 to Whitley Bay St Mary's Island. Next to it is a United Bristol LS/ECW SHN771 from 1954.
Photo taken October 1969, Haymarket Bus Station, Newcastle
526. EFT695F
Tynemouth 295, EFT695F, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Alexander H44/34F body new in 1968.
Photo taken early 1970's, Northumberland Square, North Shields.
527. EFT704F
Wakefield's Motors 304, EFT704F, a 1968 Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R with Alexander Y type C47F was taken over by the parent Tynemouth & District company on 1 January 1970, staying in the common number series.
Photo taken Saturday 6 June 1970, Jarrow Bus Station
528. EHD523F
Yorkshire WD 408, EHD523F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4RT built in 1968 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
529. EHD523F
Yorkshire Woollen District Leyland Leopard PSU3/4RT 408, EHD523F, built in 1968 with an Alexander Y type C49F body in Wakefield Bus Station on what looks be a Yorkshire Services pool working to Coventry about 1970.
Photo taken about 1970, Wakefield Bus Station
530. EHD526F
Yorkshire Woollen District 411, EHD526F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4RT with Alexander Y-type C45F body, new in 1968. It was transferred to Hebble in 1970 and renumbered 51 later that year.
Photo taken Victoria Coach Station, London
531. FCN636F
Northern General 2636, FCN636F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built 1968 with Alexander Y C47F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, Park Street, Middlesbrough
532. GYJ488G
Dundee 288, GYJ488G, was a Daimler CRG6LX with Alexander H44/34F bodywork which had been new in 1968.
Photo taken c.1973, Balgowan Avenue, Kirkton
533. JRS22F
Aberdeen 22, JRS22F, an A.E.C. MP2R Swift with an Alexander 'W' B43D body seen at King Street Garage.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1970, King Street Garage, Aberdeen
534. KCS161F
A brand new Leyland Leopard, Western SMT 2191, KCS161F, in black and white coach livery stands at St Enoch Square with the railway station canopy above.
Photo taken 1968, St Enoch Square, Glasgow
535. LAK323G
Bradford 2323, LAK323G, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1968 with Alexander J H43/31F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Albion Road/Thorp Garth, Idle
536. LAK326G
Rear view of Bradford No.326 outside the transport offices in Bolton Road. Note that the trolley wires have gone. 326, LAK326G, was a Daimler Fleetline with Alexander body new in 1968.
Photo taken September 1971, Bolton Road, Bradford
537. LAK327G
Bradford 327, LAK327G, at The Avenue terminus Clayton. Route no.36 is the motorbus service introduced the previous year running via Bradford Road and resulting in trolleybus working ceasing beyond Town End
Photo taken Summer 1971, Clayton Terminus
538. LAK328G
Bradford 328, LAK328G, a 1968 Daimler Fleetline with Alexander bodywork waits for time in Leeds bus station.
Photo taken 1970, Leeds Central Bus Station
539. LAK332G
Bradford 332, LAK332G, a Daimler Fleetline with Alexander body seen in Leeds Bus Station on the long established 72 route to its home city.
Photo taken c.1970, Leeds Central Bus Station
540. LFS278F
The Scottish Bus Groups motorway coaches introduced in 1968 were very impressive machines. Originally they were delivered in company colours rather than the later blue and white corporate layout. Eastern Scottish used an eye catching yellow and black scheme for theirs, XA278 LFS278F a Bristol REMH6G with Alexander body.
Photo taken October 1971, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
541. MBO509F
General, Chester-le-Street, 4, MBO509F, an AEC Swift MP2R built in 1968 with Alexander W B47D bodywork.
Photo taken April 1982, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
542. MBO510F
Cardiff 510, MBO510F, an AEC Swift with Alexander B47D body, delivered in Summer 1968.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Cardiff Bus Station
543. MBO513F
Cardiff 513, MBO513F, an AEC Swift with Alexander body; a rather poor shot at Newport Road Depot when new.
Photo taken Aug 1968, Newport Road Depot
544. MBO522F
Cardiff 522, MBO522F, an A.E.C. MP2R Swift with an Alexander 'W' B47D body seen at the R.T.I.T.B. at High Ercall.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1973, High Ercall
545. NTC125G
Lancs United bought a variety of single deck types including AEC Swifts, Bristol REs and LHs and Seddon RUs. Seen here is 308, NTC125G, a 1968 Bristol RESL6G with dual door Alexander bodywork seating 42.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1976, Wigan Bus Station
546. NVD310F
Dundee Corporation 65, NVD310F, an Alexander (W Type) bodied AEC Swift was originally ordered by Hutchison of Overtown, Lanarkshire in 1968. The magnificent clock and H Samuel are still in place.
Photo taken Saturday 25 May 1974, Reform Street/High Street, Dundee
547. OSF323G
Where East met West: Inveraray, Loch Fyne and Western SMT Bristol RELH6G, DSD710D, joins Eastern Scottish Bristol LH OSF323G for a "comfort stop" at the pier. The X26 was the long distance stage carriage service from Glasgow to Tarbert/Campbeltown and the LH appears to be on an extended tour. Note the box placed to aid passengers on and off the coach. No sign of ECW bodies up here, both are Falkirk products.
Photo taken Saturday 19 May 1973, Inveraray
548. PYS966G
Any Clyde steamer fans amongst us (and you know who you are) will instantly recognise PS Waverley at Anderston Quay, Glasgow. LA438, PYS966G, GGPTE Atlantean / Alexander from 1968, has unloaded passengers from the shuttle service 99 which met sailings on the Clyde from time to time. The ship now sails from the other bank of the river at the Science Centre further downstream, with no dedicated connecting bus service.
Photo taken Saturday 4 August 1979, Anderston Quay
549. PYS988G
Three Leyland Panthers from the LS34-46 batch for GCT were rebuilt in 1977 by GGPTE as a stop gap until more coaches were delivered for the emerging coach hire section. PYS 988G (ex LS35, C3) and PYS 999G (ex LS46, C2) had 40 seats and retained features of their previous bus existence. They were disposed of in 1981.
Photo taken Friday 22 May 1981, Knightswood Garage
550. PYS988G
GGPTE PYS988G (C3), ex Glasgow LS35.
Photo taken 1978, Glasgow City Chambers, George Sq.
551. VMP10G
This AEC Reliance, VMP10G, with 57 seat dual purpose body was new to the Road Transport Industry Training Board. It is seen at the Piece Hall Halifax wearing the livery of Baxters of Aidrie.
Photo taken 1996, Halifax
552. VMP8G
VMP8G, an Albion Viking with Alexander C40F body has not been included in our photographic library as far as I know.
Photo taken Saturday 23 July 2016, G M R C, 200 Woodhead Road, South Nitshill Ind Estate, Glasgow G53
553. WWB102G
Sheffield 62, WWB102G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1968 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Westwood, Scarborough
554. 9052UZ
Ulsterbus 1052, 9052UZ, a Bristol RELL6L built in 1969 with Alexander Falkirk / Potter B44D+20 bodywork. The defences of Londonderry failed to protect this bus which was destroyed in August 1980.
Photo taken July 1979, City Walls, Londonderry
555. 9062UZ
Ulsterbus 1062 9062UZ, a Bristol RELL6L built in 1969 with Alexander Falkirk / Potter B44D+20 bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Londonderry
556. 9066UZ
Ulsterbus 1066, 9066UZ, a Bristol RELL6L built in 1969 with Alexander/Potter B44D+20 bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Londonderry
557. GCN809G
Northern General 2179, GCN809G, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1969 with Alexander A H44/35F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Central Station, Newcastle upon Tyne
558. GFT805G
Tynemouth & District 305, GFT805G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1969 with Alexander Y C47F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, College Square, Stokesley
559. GFT805G
Seen at Westwood, Scarborough is Tynemouth & District 305, GFT805G, a Leyland PSU3A/4R Leopard with an Alexander 'Y' C47F body, the first of two new in 1969.
Photo taken Friday 17 August 1973, Westwood, Scarborough
560. GHD414G
West Riding 267, GHD414G, a 1969 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4RT with Alexander Y type body. The bus is seen in Halifax on the X12 Bradford-Manchester service.
Photo taken 1971, Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax
561. GHD414G
Hebble, Dewsbury GHD414G, seen in Victoria Coach Station, still with the "Yorkshire" fleetname from its Yorkshire Woollen District days, was a Leyland PSU3A/4RT Leopard with an Alexander 'Y' C45F body about to operate to Halifax via the M1.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1971, Victoria Coach Station
562. GHD416G
Seen in the twilight of its career with Yorkshire Woollen is GHD416G, a 1969 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4RT with Alexander Y type bodywork; when new the bus was numbered 416. It was renumbered in the eary nineteen seventies as 269 in the joint West Riding-Yorkshire Woollen fleet
Photo taken Sunday 4 June 1978, Savile Town Depot, Dewsbury
563. GHD416G
West Riding A.C. 269, GHD416G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4RT with Alexander Y-Type C45F body.
Photo taken April 1973, Commercial Street, Halifax
564. GYJ456G
Dundee 56, GYJ456G, had an Alexander 'W' B49D body on its A.E.C. MP2R Swift chassis.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1970, Crichton Street
565. GYJ458G
In 1969 Dundee purchased a batch of ten AEC Swifts with Alexander B48D bodies. 58, GYJ458G, is seen parked in Dock Street when almost new.
Photo taken 1969, Dock Street
566. GYJ458G
Dundee 58, GYJ458G, was an A.E.C. MP2R Swift with an Alexander 'W' B49D body.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1970, Marchbanks Depot, Harefield Road
567. GYJ463G
Tayside Regional Council 63, GYJ463G, an A E C Swift MP2R built in 1969 with Alexander W B48D bodywork. This had been new to Dundee Corporation.
Photo taken July 1977, Dundee Depot
568. HCN3G
Northern General 2643, HCN3G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1969 with Alexander Y C47F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, South John Street, Liverpool
569. KJX2G
Hebble 502, KJX2G, an A E C Reliance 6U2R built in1969 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1971, Bus Station, Halifax
570. KJX2G
KJX2G, an A.E.C. 6U2R Reliance (12 metre) with an Alexander 'Y' C49F body had been new to Hebble, Halifax but is seen in Pontefract Bus Station with West Riding, Wakefield who numbered it 271.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Pontefract Bus Station
571. KJX3G
Hebble KJX3G, an AEC Reliance with Alexander C49F body, new in 1969. It was originally numbered 3 but by the time this picture was taken, it had been renuumbered 503 and was being used on stage carriage work.
Photo taken early 1971, Cooper Lane, Shelf
572. KJX3G
OK Motor Services acquired KJX3G, an AEC Reliance 6U2R with Alexander DP53F bodywork, in October 1975. It had been new to Hebble, 3, in May 1969 with C49F bodywork. The following year it was renumbered 503 and passed to West Riding in August 1971 who numbered it 100; three months later it was again renumbered, this time to 272. On withdrawal in February 1975 it passed to North's from whom OKMS purchased it. It had been re-seated as above by the time it entered service in April 1976. Safe in the knowledge that it wouldn't suffer any more identity crises as OK didn't go in for anything as vulgar as fleet numbers, it gave sterling service until withdrawal in February 1982; it was used for spares and the remains went to Blacket's of Butterknowle for scrap.
Photo taken 1976, Middleton Road, Woodland, County Durham
573. LAK309G
Bradford City Transport 309, LAK309G, a 1969 Leyland Titan PD3A/12 with Alexander bodywork. This batch of buses were the last half cab buses built by Alexander and were one of the last batches of Titan PDs built.
Photo taken 1989, Oakworth
574. LAK309G
Bradford 309, LAK309G, a Leyland Titan PD3A/12 of 1969 was one of Bradford's last front engined buses as well as being one of the last Leyland Titans to enter service anywhere. It carries an Alexander 70 seat body, the last batch of half cab buses built by Alexander This rear end view shows the taper of the lower deck around the cab due to Leyland continuing to make the "tin front" 7ft 6 ins wide while the overall bus was 8 ft wide.
Photo taken Sunday 8 June 2014, Dalton Lane, Keighley
575. LAK315G
The fifteen Leyland Titans delivered to Bradford with Alexander bodies were originally to have carried MCW bodies. Indeed the chassis got as far as the MCW factory at Elmdon but protracted delivery times saw the order and the chassis move to Alexander. Seen in PTE days is 315, LAK315G, wearing its new livery and fleet number of 2315
Photo taken Wednesday 19 March 1975, Bridge Street, Bradford
576. NAG114G
NAG114G was a Bristol REMH with Alexander M type body with Western Scottish and in view of the recent request for more pictures, I have included this one which is about to leave Glasgow for London on the overnight service in July 1969.
Photo taken July 1969, Killermont Street , Glasgow
577. NJA316H
North Western 316, NJA316H, a 1969 Bristol RELL6G with dual purpose Alexander body was taken into the GMT fleet when North Western disappeared. It is seen here in use in Wigan in 1976.
Photo taken 1976, Wigan Central Station
578. NJA327H
SELNEC Cheshire 327, NJA327H, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1969 with Alexander Y B49F bodywork and new as North Western 327.
Photo taken April 1973, off Wood Street, Stockport
579. ORU230G
The inaugural Bournemouth bus rally held on 10 June 2017 saw 10 former Bournemouth vehicles amongst a turnout of around thirty entries. 230, ORU230G, was one entry that does not yet feature on the site and is a 1969 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Alexander H43/31F bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2017, Ashley Road, Boscombe, near Bournemouth
580. ORU232G
Former Bournemouth Alexander bodied Atlantean, 232, ORU232G new in April 1969
Photo taken May 1986, London Trafalgar Square
581. PSC313G
Edinburgh Corporation 313, PSC313G, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1A/1 built in 1969 with Alexander J H45/30D bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh
582. PSC330G
Edinburgh Corporation 330, PSC330G, an Alexander bodied Atlantean, new in October 1969.
Photo taken Princes St./Waverley Bridge
583. PWS395H
Eastern Scottish (Scottish Omnibus) ZH395, PWS395H, was a Leyland Leopard with Alexander Y type C49F body dating from December 1969.
Photo taken August 1970, Pitlochry
584. PYS990G
Glasgow LS37, PYS990G, was a Leyland PSUR1/1R Panther with an Alexander 'W' B43D body.
Photo taken Monday 3 August 1970
585. RHE226G
Yorkshire Traction built up a fleet of Alexander bodied Leyland Leopards for express services. Seen in Leeds is 226, RHE226G, a 1969 example seen wearing NBC local coach livery.
Photo taken Sunday 16 March 1975, Leeds Central Bus Station
586. SVK628G
Newcastle 628, SVK628G, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1A/1 built in 1969 with Alexander J H44/26D bodywork.
Photo taken October 1969, Morden Street parking, Newcastle
587. SVK630G
Newcastle Transport 630, SVK630G, Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1969 with Alexander J H44/26D bodywork.
Photo taken November 1969, Morden Street, Newcastle upon Tyne
588. UHA206H
Midland Red bought substantial numbers of Daimler Fleetlines with Alexander bodywork in both single and dual door format. One of the dual door examples is seen here it is 6206, UHA206H, a 1969 example. When photographed it was working a Leicester local service.
Photo taken 1980, St Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester
589. UHA225H
Midland Red 6225, UHA225H, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LXB with Alexander H45/30D body, new in 1969, providing a service for Spithead Fleet Review.
Photo taken 1977, South Parade, Southsea
590. UHA225H
Former Midland Red 6225, UHA225H, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LXB with Alexander H45/30 dual entrance body, new in 1969 has been restored in West Midlands livery
Photo taken Sunday 23 March 2014, Shenstone Drive, Aldridge
591. UVK505G
Tyneside PTE 505, UVK505G, a Leyland Panther PSUR1/1 built in 1969 with Alexander W B45D+24 bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Morden Street parking, Newcastle
592. UVK505G
Mid Warwickshire Motors, Balsall Common, UVK505G, a Leyland Panther PSUR1A/1 built in 1969 with Alexander W B45D bodywork. New as Newcastle 505, this was one of several Panthers finding work in the Midlands.
Photo taken August 1980, Balsall Common
593. UVK506G
Newcastle City Transport 506, UVK506G, a 1969 Leyland Panther PSU1A/1R with Alexander body. When photographed the bus had been renumbered 1806 in the Tyne&Wear PTE fleet and is seen in 1978 while on hire to Warrington Corporation
Photo taken 1978, Warrington
594. UVK506G
Newcastle 506, UVK506G, a Leyland PSUR1/1R Panther with an Alexander 'W' B45D body.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Scotswood Road/Marlborough, Newcastle
595. UVK513G
Newcastle 513, UVK513G, a Leyland Panther PSUR1A/1R built in 1969 with Alexander W B45D+24 bodywork.
Photo taken July 1969, Grainger Street, Newcastle
596. VMP10G
R.T.I.T.B. 24, VMP10G, an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with an Alexander DP57F body seen at the R.T.I.T.B. at High Ercall.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1973, High Ercall
597. VMP9G
R.T.I.T.B. 22, VMP9G, a Leyland PSUR1A/1R Panther with an Alexander B45D body seen at the R.T.I.T.B. at High Ercall.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1973, High Ercall
598. VMP9G
An offside rear shot of R.T.I.T.B. 22, VMP9G, a Leyland PSUR1A/1R Panther with an Alexander B45D body seen at the R.T.I.T.B. at High Ercall.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1973, High Ercall
599. BEH147H
PMT 147, BEH147H, Alexander B40D bodied Daimler SRG6LX new in 1970 on route 61 to Stafford.
Photo taken Station Road, Stafford
600. BEH147H
PMT 147, BEH147H, an Alexander B39D bodied Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX-36 new in 1970.
Photo taken Saturday 1 April 2017, Kent Showground Detling
601. GCN812G
Maidstone and District 5010, GCN812G, is a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Alexander H44/33F bodywork delivered new to Northern General in 1970. In 1972 the entire batch of twelve were exchanged for 12 of the single deck Fleetlines deliverd to Maidstone and District the same year.
Photo taken Saturday 12 August 1978, Chatham Bus Station
602. HUP389H
Venture 289, HUP389H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Alexander Y C51F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1971, Guisborough
603. HXS106H
Graham's Bus Service D9, HXS106H, a Daimler CRG6LX with Alexander H43/31F bodywork delivered in January 1970 and originally numbered 86. It was withdrawn in July 1981. Graham's Hawkhead depot can be seen in the background.
Photo taken early 1970s, Hawhead Road, Hawkhead
604. JHD334J
Formerly Yorkshire Woollen District 34, JHD334J, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1971 with Alexander J bodywork. A conversion not for the squeamish, this toured the country promoting the WI.
Photo taken June 1984, High Street, Northallerton
605. KTS215H
Tayside Regional Council were the successors to Dundee Corporation who in 1970 took a batch of Daimler Fleetline single decks with Alexander W type B46D bodywork. By 1977 a number of these vehicles were already withdrawn with severe bodywork issues, but some were heavily rebuilt to try and remedy a noticeable rear end sag. 215 KTS215H was one such rebuild and is seen in Dundee city centre.
Photo taken Friday 12 August 1977, Dundee
606. KTS232H
Tayside Regional Council 232 KTS232H Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX built in 1970 with Alexander W B46D bodywork. This had been new to Dundee Corporation.
Photo taken July 1977, Dundee Depot
607. KTS233H
Dundee Corporation 233, KTS233H, a Daimler Fleetline/ Alexander "W" type body: this batch has already featured on SCT61 in Tayside livery and with the controversial sagging of the bodywork and rebuilding work. At work in the pleasant suburb of Broughty Ferry, 233 is showing signs of a rear end sag, but a near full load is not helping!
Photo taken May 1974, Queen Street, Broughty Ferry
608. NJA319H
GMT 319, NJA319H, a 1970 Bristol RELL6G/Alexander B49F originally North Western 319.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 December 1982, Woodsmoor Lane/Flowery Field, Woodsmoor, Stockport
609. NRG26H
Aberdeen 26, NRG26H, was an A.E.C. MP2R Swift with an Alexander 'W' B43D body seen at King Street Garage.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1970, King Street Garage, Aberdeen
610. NRG29H
Aberdeen Corporation 29, NRG29H, one of a batch of 15 AEC Swift MP2Rs with Alexander B43D bodywork delivered in September 1970, awaits its departure time from Sea Beach terminus via Union Street and Rosemount to Scatterburn on the western side of the city.
Photo taken c 1972, Sea Beach Terminus, Aberdeen
611. NRG66H
Alexander (Northern) NNV66, NRG66H, an Albion Viking VK43AL built in 1970 with Alexander Y C40F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Perth Bus Station
612. OGM282H
Central SMT T82, OGM282H, will make up for the less than pristine T93.
Photo taken March 1973, Kilbowie Road, Clydebank
613. OGM293H
Central SMT T93, OGM293H, a Leyland leopard PSU3/1R with Alexander B53F body leaves Buchanan Bus Station in 1980 for the Lanarkshire village of Strathaven pronounced "Straven", 4 years after Killermont Street closed. The gloss has obviously worn off this 10 year old example and it is in need of a complete repaint.
Photo taken Wednesday 27 August 1980, Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
614. OSF328G
Eastern Scottish A328A, OSF328G, a Bristol LH6P built in April 1970 with Alexander Y bodywork. It was new as YA328 with a C38F body and was rebuilt to B45F as seen in the mid 1970s.
Photo taken July 1977, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
615. OVE233J
Seen leaving Drummer Street Bus Station, Cambridge is Premier Travel, Cambridge 209, OVE233J, an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with an Alexander "Y" C53F body which had been new in October 1970.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Drummer Street Bus Station, Cambridge
616. OXA461H
Alexander (Fife) FPE11, OXA461H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1970 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1974, St Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
617. PAG761H
PAG761H was a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Alexander H44/31F bodywork owned by A1 Service member James Brown of Dreghorn. Brown had joined the A1 consortium in 1950, buying the share previously held by William Hill.
Photo taken early 1970s, A1 Bus Station, John Dickie Street, Kilmarnock
618. PDW97H
Newport Transport 97, PDW97H, was a Leyland Atlantean PDR1A/1 with Alexander H43/31F bodywork, new in January 1970. Although gleaming in the sunshine, it isn't immediately apparent that it's on the joint service 30 between Cardiff and Newport.
Photo taken 1970, Central Bus Station, Cardiff
619. PJO640J
City of Oxford Daimler Fleetline 640, PJO640J, with Alexander dual entrance body, new in October 1970, front modified by Oxford.
Photo taken July 1976, Oxford Bus Station
620. PKW410J
Bradford 410, PKW410J, Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Alexander H47/29D body, new in August 1970
Photo taken 1973, Hall Ings, Bradford
621. PKW410J
Seen in Leeds shortly before the formation of West Yorkshire PTE in 1974 is Bradford 410, PKW410J, a 1970 Daimler Fleetline with a dual door Alexander body.
Photo taken October 1974, Leeds Central Bus Station
622. PKW410J
West Yorkshire P.T.E. (Bradford) 410, PKW410J, a Daimler CRG6LX-33 with an Alexander H47/29D body seen in Bradford ten days after the formation of the P.T.E.
Photo taken Wednesday 10 April 1974, Forster Square, Bradford
623. PKW414J
Seen while in use as an exhibition bus by West Yorkshire Police is Bradford 414, PKW414J, a 1970 Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with dual entrance Alexander bodywork. The police "livery" is a similar blue to the one used by Bradford.
Photo taken 1992, Temple Newsam, Leeds
624. PKW418J
Bradford 418, PKW418J, a Daimler Fleetline with Alexander H47/29D body, new in October 1970, and in the higher resolution view, the rear of a dented Halifax PD2 244, PJX244.
Photo taken December 1973, Commercial Street, Halifax
625. SEL242H
Lancaster 242, SEL242H, a 1970 Leyland Atlantean PDR1A/1with Alexander bodywork was originally 242 in the Bournemouth fleet
Photo taken Tuesday 19 July 1988, Lancaster Bus Station
626. SFS359H
The Humber Scot was an Anglo-Scottish service running between Hull and Glasgow, worked jointly by Eastern Scottish and East Yorkshire. One of Eastern Scottish's iconic motorway coaches XA359, SFS359H, a 1970 Bristol REMH6G with Alexander bodywork is seen peeping coyly from United's Durham depot having failed en route
Photo taken 1977, United/Durham District Depot, Durham
627. SFS365H
Bristol REMH/Alexander C42Ft SFS365H, Eastern Scottish XA365A, shows off the "new" corporate livery for motorway coaches, appropriately enough, awaiting passengers at a "comfort stop"
Photo taken Apr 1976, Motorway services off M6
628. SMS671H
Some doubt about the location of the previous Midland LH on site, but no doubt here as MLH1, SMS671H, a Bristol LH with Perkins engine (one of 75 supplied to the SBG) leaves the parking area at Killermont Street with some rather well-heeled passengers on a day tour to the "Five Lochs". I will leave it to the team to identify which ones were on the itinerary?
Photo taken May 1970, Killermont Street, Glasgow
629. SSF364H
Airebus was a short lived challenger to Yorkshire Rider in the Leeds area after deregulation. Initially they used ex-London DMS Fleetlines. Later second hand purchases were ex Edinburgh Leyland Atlanteans and one of the latter, SSF364H, originally 364 in the Edinburgh fleet receives attention at the Airebus depot in Leeds. The bus is a Leyland Atlantean PDR1A/1 with Alexander body new in 1970.
Photo taken 1989, Kirkstall, Leeds
630. SSF398H
Edinburgh City Transport Leyland Atlantean PDR1A/1 with Alexander body, 398, SSF398H, of 1970. The bus is seen after sale to Airebus of Leeds. Edinburgh driver training livery is carried.
Photo taken December 1989, Leeds Central Bus Station
631. SWG672H
Alexander Midland MLH12, SWG672H, a Bristol LH6P built in 1970 with Alexander Y C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Balfron Depot
632. UGA218H
Silver Service (Woolliscroft), Matlock, 60, UGA218H, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1969 with Alexander J H45/29F bodywork. This had been new as Glasgow LA465 with H45/30D layout.
Photo taken June 1981, Matlock Garage
633. UKA588H
A request for more Liverpool Atlantean views prompted this one of 1137, UKA588H, turning into the Pier Head terminal, with a string of buses following. The city crest was either removed or had never been applied on this bus but subsequent buses did have it still on. The Ribble PD2/12 parked is on one of the Ribble local services in the city (1485 I think).
Photo taken Tuesday 31 March 1970, Water Street, Liverpool
634. WHE363J
Yorkshire Traction 363, WHE363J, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX with Alexander W-type B45D body, new in 1970.
Photo taken early 1971, Lord Street, Huddersfield
635. XGA17J
XGA17J, LA519: GCT bought 822 Atlanteans and 16 Leyland Panthers all with Alexander bodies between 1962 and 1973. Representing the intakes around 1970, the fad at the time was for two-door OMO double deckers. The exit doors were seldom used and disliked by crews and passengers and were eventually removed and a bench seat fitted in the space. The orange dot was to indicate that the bus was OMO. "Lazy" destination displays were meant to make the driver's duties easier!
Photo taken November 1971, Cathcart Road, Gushetfaulds
636. XKC800J
Merseyside PTE 1173, XKC800J, a 1970 Atlantean/Alexander body on service between Lime Street Station and the Isle of Man terminal adjacent to the Pier Head.
Photo taken Monday 19 September 1977, Liverpool Steamer Terminal
637. XNX136H
Stratford Blue were absorbed into their parent company Midland Red in 1971. The last delivery to them as a separate company was this Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R with Alexander coach body 36, XNX136H, in May 1970. It was also the only one of its type owned by the company
Photo taken 1993, Halifax
638. YHA276J
Although Midland Red built two prototype successors to the D9, neither went into production. Instead the company bought large numbers of Alexander bodied Daimler Fleetlines. Seen in Nuneaton is 6276, YHA276J, a 1970 dual door example. Loading next to the Fleetline is 348, GJW48N, a 1974 Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R with Marshall dual purpose 49 seat bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 18 October 1980, Nuneaton Bus Station
639. AAT395K
East Yorkshire 895, AAT395K, a 1971 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/3 with Alexander body. This batch of buses were of only a small number to be delivered in NBC blue.
Photo taken 1972, Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
640. FEH173J
Potteries MT 173, FEH173J, an AEC Reliance 6U2R built in 1971 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Guisborough
641. JCN902J
Northern 2702, JCN902J, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1971 with Alexander J H44/34F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1971, Bishop Auckland Market Place
642. JCN902J
Northern General 2702, JCN902J, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1971 with Alexander J H44/34F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Bus Station, Sunderland
643. JCN905J
United AS 721, JCN905J, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1971 with Alexander J H44/34F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1973, Redcar
644. JHD332J
Yorkshire Woollen 32, JHD332J, was a newly new Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with an Alexander H44/31F body of 1971. Although the bus is strictly outside the 1960s remit of SCT61, its route number, livery and markings represent an era soon to be lost for ever.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 July 1971, Sovereign Street, Leeds
645. KCN16J
Northern General 2716, KCN16J, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX built in 1971 with Alexander W B44D+23 bodywork.
Photo taken March 1971, Carliol Square, Newcastle
646. KCN8J
Northern General 2708, KCN8J, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX built in 1971 with Alexander W B44D+23 bodywork. The destination seemed to sum up the future for many companies.
Photo taken December 1971, Park Lane Bus Station, Sunderland
647. MAN1378
Seen at the bus station cum depot at Port Erin are Isle of Man National Transport 46, MAN1378, a 1971 Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with Alexander body that was new to Merseyside PTE as their 1162.
Photo taken August 1986, Port Erin, Isle of Man
648. PKW429J
Bradford 429, PKW429J, a 1971 Daimler Fleetline with dual door Alexander bodywork waits to return to its home town from Leeds on the joint service via Pudsey
Photo taken Tuesday 23 October 1973, Leeds Central Bus Station
649. PKW434J
A pair of former West Yorkshire muncipal Daimlers seen in Wakefield in the early 1990s whilst in use as playbuses. Nearest the camera PKW434J, a 1971 Daimler Fleetline with Alexander dual door bodywork new as Bradford's 434.
Photo taken 1996, at Wakefield
650. RPT295K
Northern General took over the Consett Independent Venture in 1969. It was run as a separate subsiduary until 1975 when it was absorbed into the Northern company. This Leyland Leopard with Alexander bodywork, 295, RPT295K, was delivered in 1971 and continued the buying policy of the company prior to its sale.
Photo taken 1972, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
651. RSD732J
Western SMT bought this Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R MLl2341 RSD732J in 1971 and fitted a 49 seat Alexander Y type coach body. In 1975 this was replaced with a 53 seat bus version of the same body. The bus was sold to Shearings as a driver trainer but was returned to passenger service with their Timeline operation in Greater Manchester in whose livery it is seen.
Photo taken 1998, Meadowhall, Sheffield
652. SKY447J
Bradford No.447, SKY447J, reversing at Salts Mill, Saltaire, a Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with an Alexander H47/29D body, new in 1971.
Photo taken 1973, Salts Mill, Saltaire
653. SKY453J
Originally Bradford Corporation 453, SKY453J, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2 with Alexander H47/29D body, new in July 1971
Photo taken 1975, Thornton Road, Leaventhorpe Lane, Bradford
654. SKY453J
Bradford bought a batch of Alexander bodied Leyland Atlanteans to dual door layout in 1971 to complete the trolleybus replacement which occured the following year. One such 453, SKY453J, was sold to Hull along with several others after withdrawal by West Yorks PTE.
Photo taken 1991, Hull
655. SKY459J
Bradford 459, SKY459J, was a brand new Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with an Alexander H47/29D body. It is seen on display as part of the trolleybus system's Diamond Jubilee celebration.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 June 1971, Thornbury Depot
656. TKU467L
Bradford 467, TKU467K, is a Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with an Alexander H47/29D body, dating from 1971. Next to it is Bradford 355, XAK355L, a Daimler Fleetline CRL6 with an Alexander H43/31F body dating from 1972 which was the last bus purchased by BCT before absorption into the WYPTE.
Photo taken Sunday 22 April 2012, at Keighley Bus Museum
657. TKU469K
West Yorkshire PTE 2469, TKU469K, a Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with Alexander L-type H47/29D body, new to Bradford City Transport as 469 in 1971.
Photo taken Monday 1 September 1986, Hubberton Green Road, Hubberton
658. VUH377J
Western Welsh 377, VUH377J, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/3 with Alexander H42/31F body, new in 1971.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Tudor Street, Cardiff
659. VUH377J
Farnell Electronics VUH377J, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/3 built in 1971 with Alexander N H42/31F bodywork.
Photo taken ca 1985, Ripon
660. VUH377J
Western National Alexander bodied Atlantean 1020, VUH377J, in the yard at Callington, Cornwall.
Photo taken 1983?, Callington, Cornwall
661. WHL274J
This picture of former West Riding Alexander bodied Daimler Fleetline WHL274J running as fleet number 103, BYF558, with Australian Pacific of Hampton, Victoria, Australia. Complimentary to other pictures of this vehicle, which it predates.
Photo taken Saturday 22 October 1988, Flinders Street Station, Melbourne, Australia
662. WKH887J
East Yorkshire 887, WKH887J, a 1971 Daimler Fleetliine with Alexander bodywork rests in Hull alongside a Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopard.
Photo taken 1986, Ferensway Bus Park, Hull
663. WKH888J
East Yorkshire 888, WKH888J, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1971 with Alexander J H44/31F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1971, Rougier Street, York
664. XKC292K
Merseyside Atlantean PDR2/1 with Alexander H49/31D body 1202, XKC829K, heads into Liverpool City Centre on Edge Lane with the giant Littlewoods factory, echoing the architect of the waterfront buildings, in the background.
Photo taken Thursday 8 September 1977, Edge Lane, Liverpool
665. XKC778J
Merseyside PTE 1151, XKC778J, a Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with Alexander H47/32D body, new in 1971.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1971, Pier Head, Liverpool
666. XKC830K
Bus meets steam at Douglas Station, in the foreground former Merseyside PTE XKC830K, a Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with Alexander H49/31D body, new in November 1971.
Photo taken Monday 30 May 1983, Douglas Station, Isle of Man
667. YHE234J
Yorkshire Traction 234, YHE234J, a 1971 Leyland Leopard with Alexander Y type body. When photographed in Barnsley in 1979 the bus was sporting a modified front dash panal which radically altered its appearance.
Photo taken Monday 15 October 1979, Barnsley Bus Station
668. GBB511K
Bought by Isle of Man Transport in 1981, 62, N872MAN, was originally 675, GBB511K, in the Tyne and Wear PTE fleet, a 1972 Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with Alexander bodywork to a design pioneered by Newcastle Corporation for their one man double deckers.
Photo taken 1986, Douglas Station, Isle of Man
669. GBB520K
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, GBB520K Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 built in 1972 with Alexander J bodywork. This had been new as Tyne & Wear 684.
Photo taken April 1981, North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
670. JPF114K
London Country Bus Services SMA14, JPF114K, a 1972 AEC Swift with Alexander DP45F body one of a batch of 21 vehicles diverted from South Wales. Seen at Dartford Bus Garage showing blinds for a works service to Littlebrook Power Station a regular Mon - Fri working for a green line vehicle prior to operating a 725 journey.
Photo taken Dartford Bus Garage, Priory Road, Dartford
671. JPF114K
London Country Bus Services SMA14, JPF114K, in the later livery carried by these AEC Swifts with Alexander DP45F body diverted from South Wales. Shown at Littlebrook Power Station with the rear blind already set for its green line journey which it would operate from Dartford, Market Street.
Photo taken Littlebrook Power Station
672. LXS14K
Cunningham's LXS14K was a Leyland PDR1A/1 with Alexander H44/34F bodywork. It was new in May 1972 and passed to Western SMT in August 1979 when the company was sold.
Photo taken c.1974, Cunningham Garage, Underwood Road, Paisley
673. NWA257K
Sheffield divided orders between Leyland and Daimler in later years. Seen here is a 1972 Alexander bodied Daimler Fleetline CRG6LXB 257, NWA257K. Sheffield did buy a number of dual door buses but reverted to single entrance fairly quickly. The bus carries the livery of Finch of Wigan its last owner.
Photo taken September 1999, Meadowhall, Sheffield
674. NWA258K
Sheffield Transport 258, NWA258K, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LXB-30 built 1972 with Alexander AL H43/31F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Sheffield Pond Street Bus Station
675. NWA262K
After several batches of dual door Fleetlines and Atlantans, all with Park Royal bodywork, Sheffield bought Daimler Fleetlines with Alexander bodywork in 1972. Seen in Pond Street bus station when new is 262, NWA262K.
Photo taken Thursday 8 June 1972, Pond Street Bus Station
676. RTF561L
RTF561L, Ribble 701, Leyland PSU5/4R with Alexander "M" type C46Ft body built in 1972 was the only "M" type coach purchased new outside the SBG companies. The design was primarily for overnight travel between Scotland and London, but on this day, 701 was pressed into service from Glasgow to Blackpool. Not even a brush stroke of Ribble red to be seen.
Photo taken Saturday 16 August 1975, Killermont Street parking area, Glasgow
677. RTF561L
Ribble, Preston had only one Alexander 'M' style body in the fleet and 701, RTF561L, a Leyland PSU5/4RT with an Alexander C46FT body is seen in the entrance to the Coliseum Bus Station in Blackpool.
Photo taken Monday 5 August 1974, Coliseum Bus Station, Blackpool
678. TXA120K
Alexander (Fife) FPE20, TXA120K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1972 with Alexander AY C49F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1974, St Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
679. XAK337L
Bradford City Transport 337, XAK337L on her first day in service in 1972. She was an Alexander bodied (H49/25F) Daimler Fleetline CRL6.
Photo taken 1972, Forster Square, Bradford
680. XAK348L
Bradford 2348, XAK348L, a Daimler Fleetline CRL6 built in 1972 with Alexander AL H43/31F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Greengates Terminus, Bradford
681. XKC862K
Isle of Man Road Service 45, a Leyland Atlantean with Alexander bodywork dating from 1972. This bus was originally 1235 in the Merseyside PTE fleet.
Photo taken 1998, Piece Hall, Halifax
682. YSC435K
Eastern Scottish YH435, YSC435K, a 1972 Leyland Leopard with Alexander coach body.
Photo taken August 1973, Scottish Highlands
683. YSC436K
Scottish Omnibus ZH436, YSC436K, was a Leyland Leopard with an Alexander C49F body dating from 1972.
Photo taken Thursday 17 August 1972, Blair Drummond Safari Park
684. BFS479L
Killermont Street in early July when parking was at a premium. A United RE, 157SHN, is loading up for the summer service to Whitley Bay 515, a Central Lodekka (BL316) is waiting to get into its stance and blocking the road, and Eastern Scottish Leopard ZH479H, BFS479L, appears to have been abandoned! Part of the office block for the new bus station can be seen behind the buses.
Photo taken Friday 2 July 1976, Killermont Street, Glasgow
685. BSG537L
Eastern Scottish bought both AEC Reliances and Leyland Leopards with Alexander Y type bodywork. A late example of one of the latter is seen passing through Kirkby Stephen during the 2010 rally ZH37, BSG537L, dates from 1973
Photo taken Sunday 4 April 2010, Kirkby Stephen
686. FOI1628
Ulsterbus 1628, FOI1628, a Bristol LH6L built in 1973 with Alexander (Belfast) B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Castlewellan Road, Rathfriland
687. FUS164L
Before the wholesale redevelopment of Govan, including a new underground and bus interchange, Greenhaugh Street and Robert Street were terminal points for buses on the long established routes through the south west suburbs. LA644, FUS164L, is seen on the 34 service with its replacement panorama window body, after the original was destroyed by fire in July 1973.
Photo taken Saturday 4 December 1976, Greenhaugh Street, Govan
688. HGD879L
GGPTE LA673, HGD879L, returns to Parkhead Garage after working a football special for Hampden Park.
Photo taken May 1976, Kings Park Drive, Glasgow
689. NGB107M
Recent comments about the effect that de-regulation and privatisation of the bus industry in the UK had, mentioned about co-ordination in the PTE areas. GGPTE introduced a "transrail" travel card in 1976 which could be used on most buses , trains and underground throughout the GGPTE area. LA739, NGB107M, was chosen to promote this ticket.
Photo taken Monday 1 March 1976, Trongate
690. NXS14L
Graham's Bus Service D14, NXS14L, was one of three Daimler CRG6LXs with Alexander H43/31F bodywork which entered service in June 1973. All three were fitted with Gardner 6LXB engines in April 1981. It was withdrawn in 1982 and saw further service with Mott's of Aylesbury.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Clippens Road, Linwood
691. OYS186M
Bee Line 675, OYS186M, a 1973 Leyland Atlantean AN68/1R with Alexander H45/31F body, originally Greater Glasgow PTE LA789. One of the panoramic Glasgow Atlanteans which had arrived at Bee Line via London Country and still carrying the latter's fleetname.
Photo taken Thursday 22 March 1990, Rose Hill, Marple
692. OYS207M
Bee Line 676, OYS207M, a 1973 Leyland Atlantean AN68/1R with Alexander H45/31F body, originally Greater Glasgow PTE LA810.
Photo taken March 1990, Stockport Bus Station
693. RVL67L
Lincoln bought several batches of Alexander bodied Bristol RELLs, a type more usually associated with the Scottish Bus Group. 67, RVL67L, a 1973 example is seen in Lincoln city centre.
Photo taken Saturday 20 September 1980, St. Mary's Street/Wigford Way, Lincoln
694. RVL70L
A further shot of a Lincoln City Bristol RELL6L with Alexander body 70, RVL70L, part of Lincoln's penultimate batch of 6 new in 1973, shows off Lincoln's post deregulation livery.
Photo taken 1988, Heart of the Pennines Rally, Halifax
695. SCS335M
Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R SCS335M with Alexander 'AY' C49F body, new to Western SMT as fleetnumber L2466
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 2013, Kirkby Stephen West Station
696. UOO660L
Who took the "F" out of Ford? UOO660L, a Ford R192 demonstrator with Alexander DP45F body at Anderston Bus Station on hire to Central SMT and here seen on the marathon 243 service to Peebles which was well inside Eastern Scottish territory. A Central Daimler Fleetline is at the next stance.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1973, Anderston Bus Station, Glasgow
697. UVL873M
A near side view of preserved Lincoln 73, UVL873M, a 1973 Bristol RELL6 Lwith Alexander bodywork The livery celebrates 150 years of Lincoln CO-OP who paid for the restoration of the bus
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2014, Coach Street Car Park, Skipton
698. YSD340L
Former Western SMT 2380, YSD340L, a Leyland Leopard with Alexander C49F body, new in June 1973 on school duty.
Photo taken early 1985, Ramsey School
699. YSD352L
Western SMT 2392, YSD352L, Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Alexander C49F body, new in January 1973, on route X18 to Glasgow.
Photo taken September 1973, Lowestoft
700. FOI1672
Ulsterbus 1672, FOI1672, a Bristol LH6L built in 1974 with Alexander (Belfast) B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Bundoran, Eire
701. NGB119M
A recent posting about buses being operated abroad prompted Colin Bruce to request a view of GGPTE LA751, NGB119M, which was driven to Hamburg for a "Glasgow Week" in 1974.
Photo taken Tuesday 26 February 1974, Larkfield Bus Works
702. PFS561M
One of my favourite Scottish Omnibuses (Eastern Scottish) photos shows in higher resolution an alternative lifestyle outside of the large urban areas. Only one month old, H561B, PFS561M, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Alexander AYS B53F body roars through Shotts in May 1974.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 May 1974, near Shotts Station, Lanarkshire
703. SCS335M
One of the all time classic bus designs was the Alexander Y type. The rear was as good looking as the front as exemplified by this shot of Western SMT 2466, SCS335M, a 1974 Leyland Leopard with Y type coach body. The famous black and white coach livery is carried.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 2013, Brough
704. SGA718N
Mentioned in the comments about panorama window Atlanteans were a batch of London Country examples. Here is SGA718N, ex GGPTE LA835 built in 1974 after being overhauled and repainted at the bus works for London Country. Many of these panorama window buses were withdrawn prematurely by GGPTE due to structural problems.
Photo taken Saturday 7 June 1986, Larkfield Bus Works
705. UVL872M
Lincoln Corporation 72, UVL872M, a Bristol RELL6L with Alexander Y-type B48F body, new in 1974.
Photo taken January 1974, Alexander's factory, Camelon, near Falkirk
706. UVL873M
UVL873M is Lincoln 73, preserved in all over advertising livery, a Bristol RELL6L with Alexander Y-type B48F body, new in 1974.
Photo taken Sunday 2 November 2014, LVVS Road Transport Museum, Lincoln
707. XXA852M
Alexander Fife FPE52, XXA852M, Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Alexander B53F body, new in April 1974.
Photo taken leaving St Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
708. GSL901N
Osbornes GSL901N, Daimler Fleetline / Alexander H49/34D, new in March 1975 to Tayside.
Photo taken August 1987, Colchester Bus Station
709. HOR306N
Preserved former Portsmouth 306, HOR306N, a Leyland Atlantean AN68/1R with Alexander H45/29D body, new in June 1975.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 2006, Wisley Aerodrome
710. HSD707N
Originally with Western SMT as V2536, HSD707N, a Volvo B58-61 with Alexander M type C42FT bodywork new in 1975, the coach had gravitated south to Blackburn Private Hire (Hamilton) by the late 80's and is seen aoutside the operators 'garage' at Cob Wall, Blackburn.
Photo taken late 1980s
711. HWY727N
Eastern Counties LL786, HWY727N, Leyland Leopard / Alexander Y Type. New in April 1975 as West Riding 387 (DP49F), acquired by ECOC in 1985.
Photo taken September 1985, Princes Street, Ipswich
712. SCS362M
Illustrating the chaos of transferring buses between companies after de-regulation, SCS362M, Leyland PSU3/3R with Alexander C49F body, ex Western SMT, uplifts passengers at Clydebank on hire to Kelvin Central whilst in Highland Omnibuses livery as their L265F.
Photo taken Saturday 1 February 1986, Chalmers Street, Clydebank, Dunbartonshire
713. MVK538R
Colchester Transport 51, MVK538R, Leyland Atlantean AN68A/2R / Alexander. New in December 1976 to Tyne & Wear as their 538, to Colchester in 1983. Ex-dual door with a staircase on nearside.
Photo taken June 1984, Colchester Bus Station
714. DIB2407
DIB2407 and DJI3195, Leyland (Albion) Vikings with Alexander (Belfast) bodies, school buses new in 1977 (DIB - Southern Education & Library Board at Newry and Armagh) and 1978 (Western E&LB at Londonderry, Kesh, Co.Fermanagh and Omagh) and only finally retired in 2002 (DIB) and 2005 (DJI).
Photo taken Saturday 28 April 2012, Cultra
715. OST261S
I know it is far too modern for inclusion on here but as an exception seeing as its Christmas, Highland Ford T161, OST261S, had large compartment at the rear for mail and parcels. Santa's big helper!!
Photo taken Wednesday 16 June 1982, Thurso Station
716. DJI3195
School bus DJI3195, Leyland (Albion) Viking with Alexander (Belfast) body, new in 1978 and only finally retired in 2005. Seen at Redburn Square, Holywood during the ITH Cultra Rally.
Photo taken Thursday 26 June 2014, Redburn Square, Holywood
717. DJI3195
DIB2407 and DJI3195, Leyland (Albion) Vikings with Alexander (Belfast) bodies, school buses new in 1977 (DIB - Southern Education & Library Board at Newry and Armagh) and 1978 (Western E&LB at Londonderry, Kesh, Co.Fermanagh and Omagh) and only finally retired in 2002 (DIB) and 2005 (DJI).
Photo taken Saturday 28 April 2012, Cultra
718. LMS168W
'Leyland' Fleetline LMS168W, with Alexander H44/31F body, new to Alexander Midland in 1980 as their MRF168. This bus was one of the last batch of Fleetlines supplied to the Scottish Bus Group and is seen here during the 2013 Kirkby Stephen Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 2013, Brough
719. WOI2446
WOI2446, a Bristol RELL6G with Alexander (Belfast) B51F body, new 1980 and withdrawn 1997 after working for Ulsterbus at Oxford Street (Belfast) and Newtownabbey depots before moving to Citybus at Ardoyne and Falls.
Photo taken Saturday 28 April 2012, Cultra