SCT '61 Photo Index
Caetano
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1. CAN408H
The first examples of Caetano coachwork in this country were two Ford chassis imported not by Moseley but by Ford dealer John Willment (Twickenham) Ltd, Rugby Road, Twickenham, Middlesex. CAN408H was imported in May 1967. This Ford R226 with a C53F body entered service with Hounslow Coaches in August 1969.
2. FHD856G
1969 was a watershed year for British coach builders as it marked the entry of Caetano into the previously insular British market. One of the first to enter service was this Bedford VAL14 owned by Dewsbury independent Stanley Gath, FHD856G.
Photo taken Saturday 17 May 1969, Trowell Services M1 Motorway
3. PED177G
Shadwell, Warrington, PED177G, an A E C Reliance 6MU4R built in 1969 with Caetano Lisboa C45F bodywork. The coach weighed 7 tons and 7 hundredweight unladen.
Photo taken May 1972, Barrows Lane, Heysham
4. PED177G
PED177G, of Shadwell, Warrington, was an A.E.C. 6MU4R Reliance with a Caetano Lisboa C45F body new in May 1969 and is seen leaving Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1970, Wembley Stadium
5. RDF880G
Durbin, Patchway (trading as Western Roadways of Bristol) RDF880G, a Bedford VAL70 with Caetano Estoril C53F body, new in 1969.
Photo taken Monday 21 July 1969, Coach Park, Riversdale Avenue, Ilfracombe
6. RTC410G
Bold, Melling RTC410G, a Bedford VAM70 with a Caetano Cascais C45F body new in April 1969, is seen on the lower promenade at Blackpool whilst competing in the National Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 13 April 1969, Blackpool
7. RUT555G
Fairclough, Lostock RUT555G was a Leyland PSU3A/4RT Leopard, new in April 1969, with a Caetano Lisboa C51F body, and is seen on the lower promenade at Blackpool whilst competing in the National Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 13 April 1969, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
8. XPE220G
Thamesmead Motor Services XPE220G, a Bedford VAM with Caetano Bodywork, new in May 1969. This was one of the first Bedford VAMs with Caetano bodywork.
9. DWR726H
R Foster & Sons, Easington Colliery, operated DWR726H, a Caetano Cascais C45F bodied Bedford VAM built ca 1970, though acquired secondhand.
Photo taken June 1977, Redcar Racecourse
10. DYG783H
A rear view of DYG783H and XUT117J showing the different rear end treatment of the Caetano Cascais models from 1970 and 1971. DYG783H was a Bedford VAM70 new in May 1970 to Beecroft, Fewston whilst XUT117J was a Ford R192 new in March 1971 as Hargreaves, Morley 117.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1973
11. OKX234H
Glenn Valley OKX234H, seen here on Langley Vale Road, Epsom Downs, was a Bedford VAL70 with a Caetano Estoril C53F body which had been new in March 1970 to Bletchley Self-Drive.
Photo taken Langley Vale Road, Epsom Downs
12. SXG789H
Rennison's Tours of Stockton-On-Tees SXG789H, a Caetano C45F bodied coach on Ford R192 chassis new in May 1970.
Photo taken Thursday 7 October 1971, Kings Road, Harrogate
13. UJU111H
M A Hargreaves, Morley 111, UJU111H, a Ford R192 built in 1970 with Caetano Cascais C45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar Racecourse
14. VAA107H
Daisy Bus Service, Broughton, VAA107H, a Bedford VAL70 built in 1970 with Caetano Estoril C53F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Bridlington Coach Park
15. VNR328H
New in July 1970 to Castle, Horndean, but seen here with Gordon's Coaches, is VNR328H, a Ford R192 with a Caetano Cascais C45F body.
16. ABC69K
A rear view, taken in Alfreton, of Woolley Motors ABC69K which was a Seddon Pennine 4 with a Caetano Lisboa C51F body, new in August 1971 to Watts, Leicester.
Photo taken Thursday 18 April 1985, Alfreton
17. MKS566K
New to Atkinson, Morebattle, in December 1971, MKS566K was a Bedford YRQ with a Caetano Porto bus-grant style C45F body. Although it was still with Atkinson in 1978, he had ceased operation by the time of the photograph, so it was obviously photographed with a subsequent unknown operator.
Photo taken June 1983
18. XUT117J
A rear view of DYG783H and XUT117J showing the different rear end treatment of the Caetano Cascais models from 1970 and 1971. DYG783H was a Bedford VAM70 new in May 1970 to Beecroft, Fewston whilst XUT117J was a Ford R192 new in March 1971 as Hargreaves, Morley 117.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1973
19. XUT117J
When John took this photograph, R.A.O.B., Luton were operating XUT117J, a Ford R192 with a Caetano Cascais C45F body which had been new in March 1971 as Hargreaves, Morley 117.
20. BOA943K
New in March 1972, Bowen, Birmingham BOA943K, an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Caetano Lisboa C51F body, is seen at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 2 March 1974, Wembley Stadium
21. CG-74-4
Carris 853, CG-74-46 a 1972 Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Caetano H47/25D bodywork.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 October 1987, Moscavide
22. COA748K
Blenkinsop (t/a Scarlet Band), West Cornforth COA748K, seen at William Street Coach Park in Scarborough, was an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Caetano Lisboa C57F body which had been new in March 1972 to Bowen, Birmingham, passing to Blenkinsop in April 1976.
Photo taken Wednesday 25 August 1976, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
23. EUT158L
EUT158L, a Caetano Cascais bodied Bedford YRQ with Housden Caldwell of Loughborough.
Photo taken Sunday 11 May 1975, Bridgnorth Station
24. FAA869K
Seen at Twickenham is Cowdrey (t/a Priory), Gosport FAA869K, a Ford R226 with a Caetano Estoril C53F body, new to him in March 1972. A rear view, which is displaying a sticker for the Telma electric retarder which was quite popular at the time.
Photo taken Saturday 15 March 1975, Twickenham
25. FKT836L
Arriving at Wembley Stadium is Sonner, Gillingham FKT836L, a Bedford YRQ with a Caetano Cascais II C45F body new in October 1972.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1974, Wembley Stadium
26. MHN843K
GNE Motor Services, Darlington, MHN843K, a Bedford YRQ built in 1972 with Salvador Caetano Cascais C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Redcar Racecourse
27. RWX500L
Billies of Mexborough, RWX500L, a Seddon Pennine 4 built in 1972 with Caetano Lisboa C57F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1973, Redcar Racecourse
28. UPT708K
Scarlet Band, West Cornforth, UPT708K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/B4R built in 1972 with Salvador Caetano Lisboa C51F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
29. UPT708K
Scarlet Band (Sidney Blenkinsop) of West Cornforth operated UPT708K, a Leyland PSU3B/4R with Caetano Lisboa C51F bodywork which was new in May 1972. It is pictured at The Sands in Durham.
Photo taken c.1973, The Sands, Durham
30. UPT708K
Seen leaving William Street Coach Park in Scarborough is Blenkinsop (t/a Scarlet Band), West Cornforth UPT708K, which was a Leyland PSU3B/4R Leopard with a bus-grant style Caetano Lisboa C51F body, new in May 1972.
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1972, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
31. VVU760L
Happiway-Spencer, Wigan VVU760L, a Caetano Lisboa II C53F bus-grant style bodied A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance is seen at Wembley Stadium. This had been new to Hunt, Manchester in December 1972.
Photo taken Saturday 10 May 1975, Wembley Stadium
32. SDT917L
South Yorkshire P.T.E. inherited this coach from Doncaster Corporation on the formation of the P.T.E. SDT917L, seen here at Wembley Stadium, had been new in March 1973 as Doncaster 17 and was a Ford R226 with a Caetano Estoril II C53F body.
Photo taken Saturday 7 June 1975, Wembley Stadium
33. SHN456L
Seen in William Street Coach Park in Scarborough was Scotts Greys, Darlington SHN456L, a Bedford VAS5 with a Caetano Sintra II C29F body new in February 1973.
Photo taken Friday 9 August 1974, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
34. THN605L
GNE Motor Services, Darlington, THN605L, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R built in 1973 with Caetano Lisboa II C51F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1976, Redcar Racecourse
35. OWP25P
In 1974 Caetano built three integral Cascais II C45F coaches using Bedford YRQ running units and this one appeared as a demonstrator for Moseley (the importing dealer), Loughborough at the British Coach Rally at Brighton. It was sold to Halford, Kempsey and entered service in February 1976 registered OWP25P.
Photo taken Sunday 20 April 1975, Brighton
36. JAY825N
Stone (t/a Jalna Coaches), Church Gresley 29, JAY825N, was a Bedford J2SZ10 with a Caetano Faro C20F body, new in April 1975, and is seen at the Wigan Athletic F.C. ground at Springfield Park, Wigan at the start of the National Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 12 April 1975, Springfield Park, Wigan
37. JGW470N
Orpwood (t/a C. & O. Motors), Erith JGW470N, seen in Fleming Way, Crawley waiting to depart on the road section of the British Coach Rally, was a Ford R1114 with a Caetano Estoril II C53F body.
Photo taken Saturday 19 April 1975, Fleming Way, Crawley