SCT '61 Photo Index
Duple Midland
Built initially at the former Nudd factory at Kegworth from 1953, later at Loughborough, including alongside Willowbrook products from 1960-68 (all production from 1969 became Willowbrook)

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1. JTH791
Eynon, Trimsaran JTH791 was a Duple Midland B44F bodied Leyland PSUC1/1 Tiger Cub new in 1954 and seen in Llanelly. It was new to Davies, Pencader and was acquired by Eynon in March 1962.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 August 1962, Llanelly
2. EEB363
EEB363 was new to Morley, Whittlesey in November 1954 and was a Bedford SBO with a Duple Midland B40F body.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Whittlesey
3. FHL987
West Riding 751, FHL987, seen at Selby Garage, was the sole Seddon Pennine R2 in the fleet. It had a Duple Midland B44F body and was new in 1954.
Photo taken Thursday 25 April 1957, Selby Garage
4. NNM300
Morley, Whittlesey NNM300, a Bedford SBO with a Duple Midland B39F body had been new in 1954 and was acquired from Geddes, Brixham in March 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Whittlesey
5. SX8901
Reliance, Newbury 80, SX8901, was a Bedford SBO with a Duple Midland B40F body, new in 1954, and was acquired from Scottish Oils, Uphall in October 1962 along with similar bus SX 8902.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966
6. UPK615
In 1954 Safeguard bought two Duple Midland B39F bodied Bedfords. UPK615 was an SB new in June 1954 and seen in Guildford (Farnham Road) Bus Station whilst the second was an SBG delivered four months later.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Farnham Road Bus Station, Guildford
7. UPK615
Gunn (Safeway), South Petherton UPK615 was a Bedford SBO with a Duple Midland B39F body which had been new to Safeguard, Guildford in June 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 15 June 1968, South Petherton
8. VPJ750
Seen at Onslow Street Bus Station in Guildford is VPJ750, a Bedford SBG with Duple Midland B39F body new to Safeguard in 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
9. VPJ750
VPJ750, a Bedford SBO with a Duple Midland B39F body had been new to Safeguard, Guildford in October 1954 and was acquired by Blue Bus, Slough in February 1961. It was seen in Windsor on a service to Eton College and Eton Wick.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, St Alban's Street, Windsor
10. LBD511
Seen on a wet and miserable Cornish morning is Grenville Motors of Camborne's LBD511, a Bedford SBO with a Duple Midland B40F body.
Photo taken 1968, Portreath
11. LMO743
LMO743, the first of three A.E.C. MU3RV Reliances with Duple Midland B44F bodies bodies new to Chiltern Queens, Woodcote in October 1955, is seen in Reading.
Photo taken Saturday 31 August 1963, Reading
12. LMO745
Chiltern Queens, Woodcote LMO745, an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance was the last of three with Duple Midland B44F bodies new in October 1955, seen in Reading.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Reading Station
13. LMO745
Seen outside the station in Reading is Chiltern Queens, Woodcote LMO745, the last of the three A.E.C. MU3RV Reliances with Duple Midland B44F bodies new in October 1955.†
Photo taken Saturday 31 August 1963, Reading Station
14. MVA832
Seen at the garage is Gunn (Safeway), South Petherton MVA832 which was a Bedford SB, reported as both SBG and SBO, with a Duple Midland B40F body new in November 1955 to Hutchison, Overtown.
Photo taken Saturday 15 June 1968, South Petherton
15. 530BPG
New in October 1956 as a demonstrator, 530BPG was the only Dennis Pelican to enter service. It had a Duple Midland B44F body and was acquired by Yellow Bus Services in March 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
16. NTH690
Reliance of Newbury 73, NTH690, a Bedford SBO / Duple(M) B40F, new to Davies, Pencader in December 1956.
Photo taken 1959/early 1960s, Brightwalton
17. TUP92
Craiggs of Amble TUP92, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1956 with Duple Midland B44F bodywork. This had been new to Scurr of Stillington.
Photo taken Craiggs Garage, Main Road, Radcliffe
18. UPT638
O.K. Motor Services (Howe), Spennymoor UPT638, an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a very early Duple Midland DP41F body new in June 1956 was seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
19. VRL918
VRL918, a Bedford SBO with Duple Midland 40 seat body was the last new bus purchased by Pearce's and became a familiar sight on the route between Polperro and Looe. It was bought in March 1956 and continued in service until the sale of the business in March 1974 by which time it was the oldest bus in the fleet.
Photo taken c.1970, Looe Railway Station
20. 229UMN
Douglas Corporation 35, 229UMN, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1957 with Duple Midland DP41F bodywork. One of 8 vehicles acquired from Lancashire United in 1970 where it had been 622 registered 953BTF.
Photo taken July 1976, Douglas Bus Station, Isle of Man
21. 953BTF
Already posted as Douglas 35, I took this view on my first visit to Blackpool of LUT Leyland Tiger Cub 622, 953BTF, alongside a Daimler Fleetline/ Northern Counties body ETD945B at Coliseum Bus Station.
Photo taken Thursday 7 July 1966, Coliseum Bus Station, Blackpool
22. SUS375
SUS375 was a Bedford SB8 with Duple Midland B42F bodywork which had been new to Garnock Valley Motors of Kilbirnie in 1957. Unfortunately, itís a poor photograph but it has been submitted because there donít appear to be any other photographs of this bus on the site.
Photo taken 1969, Acomb, Tyne Valley Coaches depot
23. VTG739
Smith (Eagle Coachways), Trench acquired VTG739 along with two coaches in July 1962 from Lowe, Hadley when the licences of W.H. & W. Lowe were acquired. It was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple Midland B42F body which had been new in 1957 and is seen at Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
24. 10BPT
Sunderland District 300, 10BPT, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1958 with Duple Midland Donington C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Philadelphia Depot, Sunderland
25. 238UMN
Douglas Corporation Transport 41, 238UMN, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1958 with Duple (Midland) DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Douglas Bus Station
26. 517APT
OKMS 517APT, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Duple Midland B46F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
27. 517APT
Transport Motor Services, Bishop Auckland ran 517APT which was a Duple Midland B45F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance new in 1958 and is seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
28. 9BPT
Sunderland District 299, 9BPT, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1958 with Duple Midland Donington C41F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Philadelphia Depot, Sunderland
29. 9BPT
Sunderland District 299, 9BPT, the sole Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with Duple Midland Donington C41F body new in 1958, seen at the Sunderland, Laurel Grove terminus of town service 38.
Photo taken Tuesday 4 August 1970, Laurel Grove, Sunderland
30. ACU215
New to Hall Brothers, South Shields in June 1958 and becoming Silcox, Pembroke Dock 56 in 1961, ACU215 was a Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub with a Duple Midland Donington C41F body seen at the garage.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1971, Silcox Garage, Pembroke Dock
31. ACU215
Acquired from Hall Bros., South Shields in 1961, ACU215 was a Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub with a Duple Midland Donington C41F body new in June 1958. It ran in Hall's livery for about a year and was Silcox number 56.
Photo taken Friday 3 July 1970, Pembroke Dock (?)
32. CSX229
Vagg's Coaches, Knockin Heath, CSX229, a Bedford SB1 built in 1958 with Duple Midland B40F bodywork. On schools contract work, this had been new to Scottish Oils, Glasgow.
Photo taken July 1978, Oswestry
33. ONL986
Tyne Valley Coaches 31, ONL986, was a Bedford SB1 with Duple Midland B43F bodywork, new in December 1958 to M Charlton & Sons of Newbrough in December 1958.
Photo taken 1969, Bellingham, Parkside Place
34. ONL986
M Charlton & Sons, Newbrough, 31 ONL986 Bedford SB1 built in 1958 with Duple Midland B43F bodywork.
Photo taken early 1960s?, Loosing Hill, Hexham
35. UGB428
MacBrayne 178, UGB428, which was interesting in having been the prototype Duple Midland Donington body, C41F, built in 1958 on an AEC Reliance chassis.
Photo taken July 1964, Lochgilphead, Argyll
36. UGB428
This A.E.C. MU3RA Reliance, UGB428, with a Duple Midland 'Donington' C41F body was 178 in the fleet of David MacBrayne and was the first of seventeen such coaches purchased between 1958 and 1962. Awaiting its next trip it was seen in Hartfield Street, Glasgow.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Hartfield Street, Glasgow
37. ULY496
A Timpson & Sons ULY496, a 1958 AEC Reliance with Duple Midland Donington C41F body, showing Timpsons trade mark Old English Font fleetname and original chocolate and cream livery.
Photo taken Tuesday 23 August 1966, rear of Depot, 175 Rushey Green, Catford (Plassy Road)
38. ULY497
With a Duple Midland Donington C41F body on an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance chassis, ULY497 was one of ten new in 1958. It was withdrawn in October 1967 passing to Holloway, Scunthorpe.
39. UNM606
Vagg's Coaches, Knockin Heath, UNM606, a Bedford SB8 built in 1958 with Duple Midland B40F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Knockin Heath
40. YNX478
When browsing for suitable views, my first thought about this AEC Reliance of Chiltern Queens (my only one), was not sufficiently interesting until I read that this bus had the Duple Midland body of the famous Dennis Pelican (530BPG). YNX478 was spotted outside Reading Railway Station. More details would be appreciated.
Photo taken Thursday 9 October 1975, Reading Station
41. YUP841
Transport Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, YUP841, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Duple Midland B45F bodywork. A rare shot of a long ceased operator.
Photo taken early/mid 1960s, Bishop Auckland Market Place
42. YUP841
Transport Motor Services, Bishop Auckland YUP841 was a Duple Midland B45F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance new in April 1958 which is seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
43. 2435AC
Richards Bros, Moylegrove 2435AC, seen at Haverfordwest, was a Bedford C5Z1 with a Duple Midland B30F body. It was acquired in May 1969 from Davies, Pencader 58 to whom it was new in March 1959, having been registered by a dealer.
Photo taken Saturday 4 July 1970, Haverfordwest
44. 670BTX
Thomas Motors, Barry operated this Leyland PSUC1/2, 670BTX, with unusual Duple Midland B45F body, the idea being to reduce reflections in the driverís windscreen. The service ran from Cardiff bus station to Barry Island.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Cardiff bus station
45. 670BTX
670BTX was a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with an unusual Duple Midland B45F body bought by Thomas Motors of Barry, Glamorgan in 1959. The idea behind the unusual driverís windsceen was to reduce reflections. At the time of this photograph it was operating for Contract Bus Service Co. and a hand-made sign in the window suggests it was operating a dockyard or school service from Moorend to Goole.
Photo taken Sunday 19 September 1971, Goole
46. 959CPT
Eden C4, 959CPT, Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1959 with Duple Midland B45F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1973, West Auckland Green
47. ONL986
Tyne Valley Coaches, based at Acomb near Hexham, ran ONL986, a Bedford SB1 built in 1959 with Duple Midland B43F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Hexham bus station
48. OTY208
GH Williams, Llithfaen, OTY208, a Bedford C5Z1 built in 1959 with Duple Midland B30F bodywork. Subsequently preserved and new to Tait, Morpeth.
Photo taken August 1987, Garage, Llithfaen
49. WGG623
The now defunct Carruthers of New Abbey operated from there to Dumfries with a wide selection of vehicles over the years. Seen at the outer terminus in New Abbey in August 1973 is this former MacBrayne Bedford C5 with Duple Midland bus body, WGG623, dating from 1959.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 August 1973, New Abbey
50. WGG624
Macbrayne 23, WGG624, was a Bedford C5Z1 with a Duple Midland B28F body dating from 1959.
Photo taken August, 1962, Fort William Pier Terminal
51. WGG624
Seven Bedford C5Z1s, with Duple Midland B28F bodies, were new to MacBrayne, Glasgow in 1959. Number 23, WGG624, seen here at Fort William, was transferred to Highland Omnibuses Limited in May 1970 as number C3.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1965, Fort William
52. WGG626
MacBrayne, Glasgow 25, WGG626, was a Bedford C5Z1 with a Duple Midland B28F body, new in June 1959, and was seen at Fort William.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1970, Fort William
53. WGG635
Highland Omnibus B49, WGG635, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1959 with Duple Midland Donington C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Riverside Road, Kinlochleven
54. WLO700
WLO700 of Venture, London N.W.2 was an AEC Reliance with Duple Midland Donington C43F bodywork seen on Ebury Bridge awaiting the start of the the 1959 British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
55. XDD672
Smith, Donnington Wood XDD672 was a Bedford SB1 with a Duple Midland B40F body new in 1959. It had been acquired from Silvey, Epney in February 1968.
Photo taken early 1971, Bus Station, Bridge Street, Oakengates
56. XGB435
XGB435 was fleet number 44 in the fleet of MacBrayne, Glasgow and was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Duple Midland Donington C41F body, which was seen at Fort William.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1965, Fort William
57. 293AGE
Highland Omnibuses B51, 293AGE, was an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Midland C41F bodywork which was new in June 1960 to David MacBrayne as their 52. It passed to Highland in 1970 and was withdrawn in 1977.
Photo taken early 1970s, Outside Wick Depot/Bus Station
58. 463YMG
Valliant, London W.5 463YMG was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Duple Midland Donington C40F body new in 1960 and was seen in Coventry.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Coventry
59. 464YMG
464YMG, an A.E.C. Reliance of Valliant, London W.5, had a Duple Midland Donington C41F body.
Photo taken Feb/Mar 1966, Telford Road, London W10
60. 466YMG
Valliant, London W.5 466YMG, an A.E.C. Reliance with a Duple Midland Donington C41F body at Ladbroke Grove.
Photo taken Feb/Mar 1966, Ladbroke Grove, London
61. 534BGD
534BGD, a Duple Midland bodied Bedford J4LZ1 with mail compartment is seen loading passengers and mail for Tongue.
Photo taken c.1970, Lairg, Post Office
62. 6108WU
Pennine Motors of Gargrave, 6108WU, was a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with Duple Midland Donington C41F body dating from 1960.
Photo taken 1962, Harewood House
63. 6108WU
Pennine MS, Gargrave, 6108WU a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1960 with Duple Midland Donington C41F bodywork.
Photo taken Skipton Bus Station
64. NRN166
Scout, Preston NRN166, new in 1960, alongside Bamber Bridge 5, DRN357, which had been new to Scout in 1951. Seen in Manchester at LMS Coachways, East Street Coach Station they are a Duple Midland Donington C41F bodied Leyland Tiger Cub and a Duple Roadmaster C41F bodied Leyland PSU1/11 Royal Tiger.
Photo taken Sunday 20 March 1960, East Street Coach Station, Manchester
65. NRN166
Scout, Preston S54, NRN166, a Leyland PSUC1/2T Tiger Cub new in January 1960, had a Duple Midland Donington C41F body and was seen in Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 13 April 1963, London Victoria Coach Station
66. NRN168
This picture shows West Yorkshire CUG44, SLA759, parked in Ribble's Blackpool depot with a Standerwick Leyland Tiger Cub/Burlingham Seagull to the left and a Scout Duple Midland Donington, S56, NRN168, to the right.
Photo taken Devonshire Road Depot, Blackpool
67. STY429
Tyne Valley, Acomb, STY429, a Bedford SB1 built in 1960 with Duple Midland B43F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Tyne Valley Acomb Garage
68. STY429
M Charlton & Sons, Newbrough, 45 STY429, a Bedford SB1 built in 1960 with Duple Midland B43F bodywork.
Photo taken early 1960s?, Haymarket Bus Station, Newcastle upon Tyne
69. UUJ394
Ashley (t/a Martlew), Donnington Wood UUJ394 was a Bedford SB1 with a Duple Midland B43F body which had entered the fleet in March 1960 and is seen here in Victoria Street, Wellington.
Photo taken early 1971, Victoria Street, Wellington
70. VTG739
Seen here in Victoria Street, Wellington is Smith, Trench VTG739, which was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple Midland B42F body acquired in July 1962 from Lowe, Hadley.
Photo taken early 1971, Victoria Street, Wellington
71. WVA809
Alexander Midland MPD275, WVA809, was a Leyland Tiger Cub with a Duple Midland C41F body.
Photo taken Thursday 17 August 1972, Blair Drummond Safari Park
72. WVA809
Alexander Midland, Falkirk MPD275, WVA809, was acquired with the business of Carmichael, Glenboig in August 1966 and was a Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub with a Duple Midland Donington C41F body new in April 1960.
Photo taken Monday 3 August 1970, Glasgow
73. 198CUS
MacBrayne 63, 198CUS, a 1961 AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Midland Donington bodywork. MacBrayne is now a ferry operator but prior to 1971 ran an extensive network of express and stage carriage services north from Glasgow to most of the Highlands and also a number of Scottish Islands. Their unusual livery complete with Highlander can be seen clearly in this shot
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 2009, Luss, Loch Lomond
74. 200CUS
MacBrayne, Glasgow 65, 200CUS, an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Duple Midland Donington DP44F body (given as B44F in P.S.V. Circle Fleet History PM10, and as C41F on BLOTW), was new in May 1961 and is seen here at Fort William.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1970, Fort William
75. 462YMG
462YMG was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance of Valliant, London W.5 with a Duple Midland Donington C40F body and is seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton as entry number 69 in the Seventh British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 23 April 1961, Madeira Drive, Brighton
76. 72BXT
Seen on Madeira Drive is Motorways Overseas, London S.W.1., 72BXT, taking part in the Seventh British Coach Rally at Brighton.†It was a Bedford J2SZ7 with a Duple Midland C10F body.
Photo taken Sunday 23 April 1961, Madeira Drive, Brighton
77. 894UPP
Seen adjacent to Edwards' Maenclochog premises, 894UPP was a Bedford J2SZ7 with a Duple Midland DP20F body, which had been acquired in February 1971 from the Diplomatic Wireless Service, Hanslope Park.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1971, Maenclochog, Pembrokeshire
78. 9712WX
Tillingbourne Bus Co., Gomshall 9712WX was a Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub with a Duple Midland Donington C41F body which had been new to Simpson & Windle (Pennine), Gargrave in May 1961, and passed to Tillingbourne in June 1972.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1973, Semley Place, outside Victoria Coach Station, London
79. PRN148
Scout sent PRN148, a 1961 Duple Midland C38FT bodied Leyland L2 Leopard, on the service from Preston to Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 4 August 1962, London Victoria Coach Station
80. VPM730
Gale, Haslemere VPM730 was a Bedford J2SZ7 with a Duple Midland Compact C19F body new in 1961 which is seen at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
81. WNT242
To compliment the recent picture of Burton's VAL, this view of WNT242, a Bedford SB3 with Duple Midland B41F passing the Devon General garage in Brixham looks like it sports an "overall advert" rather disguising the Burton's livery.
Photo taken Wednesday 24 March 1976, Brixham, Devon
82. WNT245
Roberts (Pioneer) of Newport, Pembrokeshire, WNT245, a Bedford J4LZ1 built in 1961 with Duple Midland B30F bodywork. This had been new as Salopia 145, Whitchurch.
Photo taken June 1973, Fishguard
83. YTH1
With an unidentified owner, YTH1, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Duple Midland B42F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Welsh Marches
84. 377FGB
With the transfer of MacBrayne's services to Highland Omnibuses, in 1971 Highland acquired former MacBrayne 76, 377FGB, a Bedford VAS1 with Duple Midland B30F bodywork which had been new in May 1962.
Photo taken September 1971, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
85. 381FGB
David MacBrayne 82, 381FGB, was a Bedford VAS1 with Duple Midland B30F bodywork. It had been new in May 1962. In 1971 it passed to Highland Omnibuses who numbered it CD46. It was withdrawn in 1973.
Photo taken 1969, Fort William Bus Station
86. 387FGB
Highland Omnibuses B57, 387FGB, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Midland B41F bodywork, new to David MacBrayne in June 1962 as their 90. Acquired by Highland in 1970, it was withdrawn in 1979.
Photo taken c. 1973, Fort William
87. 389FGB
MacBrayne, Glasgow 187, 389FGB, seen at Fort William, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Duple Midland Donington DP44F body (given as B44F in P.S.V. Circle Fleet History PM10, and as C41F on BLOTW), and was the second of two new in June 1962.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1970, Fort William
88. 391FGB
David MacBrayne 189, 391FGB, was an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Midland C41F bodywork which was new in June 1962. In 1970 it passed to Highland Omnibuses in whose fleet it was numbered B60. It was withdrawn in 1977.
Photo taken 1969, Fort William Bus Station
89. 392FGB
Highland Omnibuses B66, 392FGB, was an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Midland C41F bodywork which was new to David MacBrayne as their 190 in June 1962. It was acquired by Highland in 1970 and was withdrawn in 1977.
Photo taken early 1970s, Outside Wick Depot/Bus Station
90. 421ELF
Hylton, Glenfield 421ELF seen in St. Margaret's Bus Station in Leicester was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Duple Midland Donington C41F body which had been new to Ewer, London N.16.
Photo taken Sunday 13 October 1974, St. Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester
91. 5895YG
Pennine Motor Services of Gargrave 5895YG, Leyland Leopard L2 with Duple Midland body, new in 1962.
Photo taken January 1972, Skipton
92. 5895YG
New in January 1962 to Simpson & Windle (Pennine), Gargrave, 5895YG was a Leyland L2 Leopard with a Duple Midland Donington C41F body.
Photo taken High Street, Gargrave
93. 773PRL
Grenville Motors of Troon operated 773PRL, a Bedford SB5 with Duple Midland B42F bodywork, which had been new to Oxford of Falmouth (one of the operators on the Falmouth-Penryn circular service) in December 1962.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Portreath Beach
94. 10152
Educational Holidays 10152, was a Bedford J2SZ10 with a Duple Midland C19F body which had been acquired in October 1977.
Photo taken Friday 27 April 1979, Guernsey
95. 983MPT
General, Chester-le-Street, 2 983MPT, a Bedford SB5 built in 1963/4 with Duple Midland B42F bodywork.
Photo taken mid/late 1960s, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
96. 27GWX
AA Motor Services, Ayr, and Dodds (Troon) 4, 27GWX, a Bedford VAL14 built in 1964 with Duple Midland B54F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Boswell Park Bus Station, Ayr
97. 27GWX
Dodds, Troon (AA, Ayr) DT4, 27GWX, was a Bedford VAL14 with a Duple Midland B54F body, which had been acquired in April 1967 from Wigmore, Dinnington to whom it had been new in February 1964.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, Boswell Park Bus Station, Ayr
98. ADL321B
Seaview Services, Ryde, ADL321B, a Bedford VAL with Duple Midland B54F body, seen at Ryde. The crowd on the walkway over the railway is watching a hovercraft.
Photo taken Monday 11 August 1969, Ryde Esplanade, near Bus Station
99. AGE562B
British Transport Hotels operated AGE562B, a Bedford VAS2 built in 1964 with Duple Midland B30F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Girvan
100. ARR720B
Leon, Finningley 65, ARR720B, was the second Bedford VAL14 in the fleet, the first being registered, appropriately, 448VAL. The first one, 64, had a Duple Vega Major coach body but 65 was bodied by Duple Midland with a B53F body and is seen in Glasgow Paddocks, Doncaster.
Photo taken Saturday 24 July 1965, Glasgow Paddocks Bus Station, Doncaster
101. AYS736B
Western SMT acquired a number of Bedford VAS1 when they took over some of the MacBrayne fleet in 1969. One such was AYS736B, a 1964 example with Duple Midland B28F body
Photo taken August 1973, Guildford Square/Albert Place, Rothesay, Isle of Bute
102. AYS737B
Highland Omnibuses CD56, AYS737B, was a Bedford VAS1 with Duple Midland B28F bodywork which had been new in June 1964 to David MacBrayne as their 191.
Photo taken c.1971, Fort William
103. WST501
Highland Omnibuses CD2, WST501, was one of a batch of Bedford VAS1s with Duple Midland DP28F bodies which were delivered in 1964. Originally numbered C23 it was changed to CD2 to reflect its diesel engine.
Photo taken c.1969, Bus Station, Wick
104. BVD829C
Irvine, Salsburgh BVD829C ran this Bedford VAL14 fitted with a Duple Midland B54F body seen here in Airdrie
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Airdrie
105. CVJ800C
Yeomans, Canon Pyon 9, CVJ800C, was a Bedford VAL14 with a Duple Midland B54F body.
Photo taken Saturday 17 June 1967, Hereford Bus Station
106. DPY582C
Saltburn MS 40, DPY582C, a Bedford J2SZ10 built in 1965 with Duple Midland C19F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1970, Saltburn MS Guisborough Garage
107. EGA829C
A rear view of MacBrayne, Glasgow 79, EGA829C, which was a Bedford VAS1 with a Duple Midland B29F body seen in Inverness.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1970, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
108. EGA830C
MacBrayne, Glasgow 85, EGA830C, was a Bedfod VAS1 with a Duple Midland B29F body seen at Fort William.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1965, Fort William
109. EGA830C
Seen in the Farraline Park Bus Station in Inverness is MacBrayne, Glasgow 85, EGA830C, a Bedford VAS1 with a Duple Midland B29F body.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1970, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
110. EGA830C
Seen at Fort William is MacBrayne, Glasgow 85, EGA830C, a Bedford VAS1 with a Duple Midland B29F body. It was one of nine new in May 1965, and was transferred to Highland Omnibuses Limited in April 1970 as number CD62.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1965, Fort William
111. EPM473C
Roy and Margaret Kirk, Bridlington, EPM473C, a Bedford J2SZ10 built in 1965 with Duple Midland C20F .
Photo taken April 1981, Bridlington
112. FYC127C
Wake, Sparkford FYC127C was a Bedford VAM5 with a Duple Midland DP45F body new in December 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 15 June 1968, Yeovil Bus Station
113. 899EMN
Douglas Corporation Transport 6, 899EMN, a Bedford VAS1 built in 1966 with Duple (Midland) B30F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Douglas Bus Station
114. 900EMN
Douglas 7, 900EMN, a Bedford VAS1 built in 1966 with Duple Midland B30F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Douglas Bus Station, Isle of Man
115. CEP601D
New to Mid-Wales Motorways in June 1966, CEP601D was a Bedford VAM5 with a Duple (Midland) B45F body seen here in the yard at their Newtown garage.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
116. FAW156D
Cooper, Oakengates FAW156D was a Bedford VAM5 with a Duple Midland B45F body new in January 1966.
Photo taken early 1971, Bus Station, Bridge Street, Oakengates
117. FAW157D
Cooper, Oakengates FAW157D was a Bedford VAM5 with a Duple Midland B45F body new in January 1966.
Photo taken early 1971, Victoria Street, Wellington
118. FVJ900D
FVJ900D was a Bedford VAM5 with a Duple Midland DP45F body and was number 5 in the fleet of Yeomans, Canon Pyon.
Photo taken Saturday 17 June 1967, Hereford Bus Station
119. GTY247D
General, Chester-le-Street GTY247D was a Bedford VAM5 with a Duple Midland B45F body, new to Craiggs, Amble in February 1966 which was seen leaving the bus station in Chester-le-Street.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
120. HCJ800D
Price, Wrockwardine Wood HCJ800D was a Bedford VAM5 with a Duple Midland DP45F body acquired in July 1969 from Yeomans, Canon Pyon.
Photo taken early 1971, Bus Station, Bridge Street, Oakengates
121. HGA981D
Former Highland Omnibuses CD69, HGA981D, by now in the ownership of the Sutherland Transport & Trading Company, a Bedford VAS1 with Duple Midland B24FM bodywork, sits astride the railway tracks at Lairg whilst the driver loads mailbags off the mid-morning train from Inverness into the mail compartment at the back.
Photo taken 1973, Lairg Station
122. HGA981D
The mid-morning train from Inverness, in the hands of a class 24 diesel, is approaching the station at Lairg, Sutherland; it conveys portions for Wick (at the front) and Thurso (at the back) which will be split at Georgemas Junction.
Photo taken 1973, Lairg Station
123. HGA983D
Preserved MacBraynes Bedford VAS1, 210, HGA983D of 1966, with Duple Midland B24FM body is seen in the Cowal Highland Gathering classic vehicle parade.
Photo taken Friday 24 August 2018, Argyll Street, Dunoon
124. JNT252E
Wake, Sparkford JNT252E was a Bedford VAL14 with a Duple Midland B53F body which had been new in 1966 to Whittle, Highley and which had been acquired in February 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 15 June 1968, Yeovil Bus Station
125. LUP417D
LUP417D, a 1966 Bedford VAM5 with Duple Midland 45 seat body owned by General of Chester-le-Street about to leave Chester-le-Street bus station for Whitehill.
Photo taken 1978, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
126. PYY28D
The Queen Mothers Royal Household PYY28D, a 1966 Bedford J2 with a Duple Midland C10F + corgis at Brough during the Brough & Kirkby Stephen Rally on April 19th 2014. It was formerly used for transport Her Majesty's household staff between Clarence house & Sandringham
Photo taken Saturday 19 April 2014, Brough
127. JAG258F
Paterson, Dalry JAG258F was a Ford R192 with a Duple Midland B45F body new in August 1967, and was seen in Dalry.
Photo taken Tuesday 4 August 1970, Dalry
128. JNT252E
Bedford VAL14 with Duple Midland B53F body JNT252E was in the fleet of Wake, Sparkford when seen in Yeovil. It had been new to Whittle, Highley.
Photo taken Saturday 18 May 1968, Yeovil
129. LPM4E
Dengate of Beckley LPM4E, a Ford 570E with Duple Midland B42F body, new in 1967 to Davies, Rye.
Photo taken Wednesday 15 July 1970, Wellington Square, Hastings
130. PMM391E
PMM391E was a Bedford VAS2 with Duple Midland B30F bodywork built in July 1967 at the Willowbrook factory for the Greater London Council, fleet number 391.
Photo taken Sunday 1 May 1983, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth
131. SWU654F
Leon of Finningley operated this 1967 Bedford VAL70 with Duple Midland body B56F.
Photo taken 1972, Doncaster Southern Bus Station
132. SWU654F
Leon Motors 80, SWU654F, a Bedford VAL70 with Duple Midland B56F bodywork, one of two purchased from Wigmore of Dinnington to whom it was new in November 1967.
Photo taken c. 1973, Leon's Depot, Finningley
133. HST49F
With a view to converting further services to OMO, Highland Omnibuses took delivery of two Ford R192s with Duple Midland B45F bodies in May 1968, to be followed by two more in the September of the same year. One of the earlier pair, T18, HST49F, is seen at Fort William Bus Station wearing a new (short-lived) version of the livery introduced that year but replaced in 1970 by peacock blue and poppy red. All four lasted until 1981.
Photo taken c.1969, Fort William Bus Station
134. J21177
Redline, St. Helier 3, J21177, was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Midland B38F body new in June 1968 and seen in St. Helier.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, Esplanade, St Helier
135. KSD550F
Valley Motors, Bishop's Castle, KSD550F, a Ford R192 built in 1968 with Duple Midland DP45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Bishop's Castle
136. LFS254F
Eastern Scottish ZC254, LFS254F, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1968 with Duple Midland DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Berwick Bus Station
137. LFS261F
Eastern Scottish ZC261L, LFS261F, a Bedford VAM70 from 1968 with Duple Midland DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Kelso Depot
138. MRU68F
Further Bedford VAM70 saloons arrived with Duple Midland B33D+25 bodies. A single bus 823, JRU459E, was followed by a batch of 10 numbered 3001-10 MRU64-73F and these were later renumbered 1505-1515, including this one, MRU68F.
Photo taken Monday 7 April 1975, Hants and Dorset Depot, Poole
139. PTX987F
Chambers PTX987F, Ford / Duple Midland B53F, new to Bebb, Llantwit Fardre, in 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 10 March 1973, Colchester Bus Station