SCT '61 Photo Index
Cravens
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1. VO6806
Former Red Bus Service 1931 AEC Regal I VO6806, with a Cravens 32 seat forward entrance body and 6.12 litre engine. It is now preserved by the Science Museum and can be seen at their storage and 'outstation' facility at Wroughton Airfield, Wiltshire.
Photo taken Sunday 3 October 1982, Leicester City Transport Abbey Park Depot
2. VO6806
Photographed at Halifax's Skircoat Road Garage on the occasion of an Omnibus Touring Circle visit was VO6806 an A.E.C. Regal with a Cravens B32F body.
Photo taken Sunday 8 September 1968, Skircoat Road Garage, Halifax
3. CWB987
United AS MC2, CWB987, a Leyland Titan TD4 built in 1936 with Cravens bodywork.
Photo taken July 1969, Haymarket Bus Station, Newcastle
4. RV8320
Portsmouth 238, RV8320, had been numbered 38 until 1938. It was an AEC 661T with Cravens H26/26R body new in 1936 and is seen at The Hard in Portsmouth. The body was rebuilt by Portsmouth incorporating Metal Sections components in 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, The Hard, Portsmouth
5. RV9106
Portsmouth 255, RV9106, had been number 55 until 1938. It was an AEC 661T with Cravens H26/26R body new in 1936 and is seen at The Hard in Portsmouth. The body was rebuilt by Portsmouth incorporating Metal Sections components in 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, The Hard, Portsmouth
6. RV9133
Portsmouth trolleybus 282, RV9133, an AEC661T with Cravens H26/26R body new in 1936 as fleet number 82 and renumbered two years later. It was withdrawn in 1961.
Photo taken emerging from the old depot into Gladys Avenue
7. DAU454
Nottingham Employees’ Canteen 801, DAU 454, originally fleet number 75, an AEC Regal with Cravens B32R body new in 1937.
Photo taken 1950s, Southwell Road, Nottingham
8. DAU455
Nottingham converted 776, DAU455, to mobile canteen 812 in 1956, having withdrawn it from passenger service in 1953. It was an AEC Regal with a Cravens DP32R body and was numbered 76 when new in 1937. Renumbered 276 in 1944 and again to 776 in 1948 it is seen here outside Parliament Street garage as 812. It was finally sold for scrap in June 1968.
Photo taken Tuesday 29 September 1959, Parliament Street Garage, Nottingham
9. DFJ560
Cut down Leyland TD double decker DFJ560, new to Exeter in 1937, a Leyland TD5 with Craven H30/24R body and withdrawn in 1950.
Photo taken 1950s
10. RV9145
Two Portsmouth trolleybuses (and a motor bus STP997) at the Dockyard, the nearer being 234, RV9145, an AEC661T with Cravens H26/26R body, new in 1937.
Photo taken Dockyard, Portsmouth
11. RV9151
Portsmouth 297, RV9151, new in 1937 as 97 was renumbered in 1938. It was an AEC 661T with Cravens H26/26R body and is seen at The Hard in Portsmouth. The body was rebuilt by Portsmouth incorporating Metal Sections components in 1952.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, The Hard, Portsmouth
12. EFJ666
Prior to the second world war the Sheffield based firm of Cravens built buses for a wide range of customers. One such was Exeter Corporation who bought this Leyland Tiger TS8 in 1938. Part of a batch of five numbered 65-70, 66 EFJ666 was withdrawn from service in Exeter in 1957 and is now preserved.
Photo taken Sunday 24 April 2011, Brough
13. EFJ666
Exeter 66, EFJ666, is the wonderful Leyland TS8 with a Craven B32R body dating from 1938.
Photo taken Sunday 10 August 1969, Harrogate
14. ERH45
Photographed on Chanterlands Avenue North and about to pass the crematorium is Hull Corporation Transport Department Trolley Bus No 45, ERH45, working service 61. No 45 was one of a batch of 20 Crossley TDD4s with Cravens bodies introduced in 1938.
Photo taken Saturday 20 May 1961, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull
15. BWH113
Seen at Moor Lane bus station in Bolton, reversing off the stand for services 10 and 11, is Cravens H30/26R bodied Crossley DD42/3 which was Bolton 299, BWH113, one of sixty-seven with Cravens bodies new in 1946.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 March 1960, Moor Lane Bus Station
16. BWH121
Bolton's only Crossley double-deckers were seventy-five delivered in 1946, sixty-seven with bodies by Cravens and eight with Crossley bodies. 307, BWH121, one of the Cravens H30/26R bodied ones is seen in Bury waiting to depart for the Football Ground, with another of the batch following.
Photo taken Saturday 8 February 1958, Knowsley Street, Bury
17. BWH68
Entering Howell Croft bus station in Bolton is Bolton 254, BWH68, one of sixty-seven Crossley DD42/3s with Cravens H30/26R bodies new in 1946.
Photo taken Thursday 24 March 1960, Howell Croft Bus Station
18. AWG372
To compliment the view of preserved RO607, I photographed FRO586, AWG372, at Kelty Garage sporting the red and cream Fife livery, on the occasion of an official visit to Alexander Fife garages by the Omnibus Society.
Photo taken Sunday 16 April 1967, Kelty Garage, Fife
19. AWG377
When W Alexander & Sons was split in 1961 a batch of 25 Guy Arab IIIs with Cravens H30/26R bodywork dating from 1948 came to the Alexander's (Fife) company where they achieved another 8-9 years of service. FRO591, AWG377, was one of these and had originally been numbered RO591 until the split.
Photo taken 1968, Dunfermline Depot
20. AWG384
Alexander's (Fife) L7, AWG384, started life as W Alexander & Sons RO598, a 1948 Guy Arab III with Cravens H30/26R bodywork. Transferred to Fife at the time of the split, it became FRO598. In December 1964 it was converted to a tow wagon at Gallatown Works and based thereafter at Dunfermline depot.
Photo taken 1968, Dunfermline Depot
21. AWG393
W Alexander Guy Arab III with Cravens H30/26R body, RO607, AWG393, now preserved, seen in service between Dunfermline and the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum at Lathalmond.
Photo taken Saturday 19 August 2017, SVBM, Lathalmond, Fife
22. JXC177
Former London Transport RT1414, JXC177, new in 1949, was one of the Cravens bodied buses. It was sold to Black & White of Harvingdon, before coming to Charlton-on-Otmoor Services (G.P. Holder) in August 1961.
Photo taken Monday 29 March 1971, Depot, High Street, Charlton-on-Otmoor
23. JXC181
Delivered in 1949 as RT1418 in the London Transport fleet, JXC181 was one of the 120 AEC Regent IIIs with Cravens H30/26R bodies. After withdrawal in 1956 it passed to Lowland Motorways, Glasgow as no. 38 entering service in July 1956. When Lowland were acquired by Scottish Omnibuses it became BB1 in January 1958 and was withdrawn in 1963, passing to Locke, Edinburgh for scrap.
Photo taken Shettleston Road/McNair Street, Glasgow
24. JXC181
JXC181 was number BB1 in the Scottish Omnibuses fleet having been acquired from Lowland Motorways, in January 1958. It was a Cravens H30/26R bodied A.E.C. Regent III which originated with London Transport as RT1422 in 1949.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Killermont Street, Glasgow
25. JXC194
London by the sea - AEC/PRV Routmaster prototype RM1, SLT56, dating from 1956 is seen here with Ensign Bus JXC194, which is ex London Transport RT1431, a Cravens bodied Regent III
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2005, Marine Parade, Worthing
26. KGK758
Former London Transport Cravens bodied RT1499, KGK758, new in November 1949, now owned and immaculately preserved by Ensign bus
Photo taken Saturday 2 December 2006, Ensignbus X80 Running Day, Grays
27. KGK765
Seen here at the Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan, KGK765, a Cravens H30/26R bodied A.E.C. O961 Regent III which was new in December 1949 had been acquired by Brown, Dreghorn (A.1. Service) from London Transport in May 1957 and was withdrawn in 1965.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan
28. KGK768
Scottish Omnibuses BB6, KGK768, acquired in January 1958 from Lowland Motorways, Glasgow was an A.E.C. 0961 Regent III with a Cravens H30/26R body which had been new in December 1949 to the London Transport Executive as RT1509.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963
29. KGK771
Seen leaving the Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan is ex-London Transport KGK771 which was an A.E.C. O961 Regent III with a Cravens H30/26R body new in January 1950. It is seen in the service of Murray, Saltcoats(A.1. Service).
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan