SCT '61 Photo Index
Duple Northern
Built at the former Burlingham factories in Blackpool from 1962

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1. 449FXX
One of only four such coaches built, 449FXX of Worrell, Croydon returns to home territory at Victoria Coach Station having been new to Samuelson, London S.W.1 whose garage was opposite the Coach Station. 448-451FXX were all new to Samuelson being Duple Northern Dragonfly C48C bodied AEC 4U3RA Reliances.
Photo taken Saturday 29 July 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
2. FSS929
Highland Omnibus T2, FSS929, Ford Thames 570E with Duple Northern bodywork, new to Stark, Dunbar and seen here on hire to Eastern Scottish.
Photo taken 1965, West Lane, Pitlochry
3. 249LUO
Seen here in Semley Place with Lovering, Combe Martin, and about to enter Victoria Coach Station, is 249LUO, an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Continental C51F body which had been new to Blue Coaches, Ilfracombe in July 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 29 July 1972, Victoria Coach Station
4. 25DP
This Duple Northern B34D + 26 bodied A.E.C. Reliance, 25DP, seen outside Reading Station was number 25 in the Reading fleet, being the first of four new that year.
Photo taken Saturday 31 August 1963, Reading Station
5. 28DP
Reading Corporation 28, 28DP, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Duple Northern B34D body new in 1962 devoid of adverts
Photo taken Saturday 5 December 1964, Broad Street, Reading
6. 28DP
28DP, seen outside the station at Reading was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Northern B34D + 26 body, the last of four new in 1962. It was number 28 in the Reading fleet.
Photo taken Saturday 31 August 1963, Reading Station
7. 336VLG
Bostock, Congleton 6, 336VLG, seen here taking part in the 1962 British Coach Rally on Madeira Drive at Brighton, was an A.E.C. 4MU3RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Continental C51F body new in 1962 which in later life found its way to Malta.
Photo taken Sunday 6 May 1962, Madeira Drive, Brighton
8. 540DYO
Pogson & Taylor, Lincoln 10, 540DYO, seen on the forecourt of the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, was an A.E.C.2U3RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Continental C48F body which had been new in June 1962 to Global, London W.1.
Photo taken Saturday 28 July 1973, Earls Court Exhibition Centre forecourt, London
9. 750TJ
Seen at Wembley was Fishwick’s C9, 750TJ, a 1962 Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with very rare Duple Northern Dragonfly C49C body acquired in July 1966, having previously been a Leyland demonstrator.
Photo taken Saturday 10 May 1975, London Wembley
10. 750TJ
King of Dunblane operated 750TJ, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1962 with Duple Northern Dragonfly C49C bodywork. It had started life as a Leyland demonstrator and ran for some time with Fishwick, Leyland (where it was photographed by John Kaye).
Photo taken July 1977, Dunblane
11. 84BNV
Seen at their garage is 84BNV which was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Continental C51F body carrying number 84 in the fleet of York Bros., Northampton, having been new in June 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 14 March 1965, Garage, Northampton
12. GCU570
Seen leaving the bus station in Darlington is Hall Bros., South Shields GCU570, one of two Duple Northern Continental C51F bodied Leyland PSU3/3R Leopards new in June 1962.
Photo taken Tuesday 19 May 1964, Darlington Bus Station
13. SCK867
Ribble 702, SCK867, a 40 seat Duple Northern Continental bodied Leyland Leopard coach, new in 1962.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
14. SCK867
Ribble 1413, HCK473, a Leyland Titan PD2/13 with Metro-Cammell H33/28R body, new in 1955, and 702, SCK867, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Duple Northern Continental C40Ft body, new in 1962.
Photo taken 1972, Morecambe Depot Yard
15. SCK869
Seen at Wembley Stadium is Potteries, Stoke 19, SCK869, a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Duple Northern Continental C49F body which had been new in November 1962 as Ribble, Preston 704 with a C40FT configuration.
Photo taken Saturday 4 March 1972, Wembley Stadium
16. SCK870
Ribble Motors, 705, SCK870, a Leyland Leopard with Duple Northern Continental Body, built 1962. As far as I know, Ribble only bought six of these numbered 701 to 706, all fitted with Toilet and Refreshment Servery.
Photo taken 1962/63, Express Bus Station, corner of North Road and Lords Walk, Preston
17. YUJ292
Seen in Donnington is Smith, Trench YUJ292, an A.E.C. 4MU3RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Continental C51F body, which had been new in May 1962.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
18. YUJ292
Seen in Blackpool was YUJ292 of Smith's Eagle Coachways, Trench, an A.E.C. 4MU3RA Reliance, new in May 1962, with a Duple Northern Continental C51F body.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1964, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
19. 140DBO
Black & White 140, 140DBO, a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Duple Northern Continental C49F body is seen at Victoria Coach Station. New as Western Welsh 140 in 1963, it was one of four acquired by Black & White in September 1971. All four were withdrawn in 1974 and passed to Wessex National, Bristol 450-453 in November 1974
Photo taken Saturday 27 May 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
20. 141DBO
Black & White 141, 141DBO, seen in Cheltenham was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Duple Northern Continental C49F body. New as Western Welsh 141 in 1963, it was one of four acquired by Black & White in September 1971.
Photo taken Saturday 15 July 1972, St Margaret's Road, Cheltenham
21. 141DBO
Black & White 141, 141DBO seen in Cheltenham was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Duple Northern Continental C49F body. New as Western Welsh 141 in 1963, it was one of four acquired by Black & White in September 1971. All four were withdrawn in 1974 and passed to Wessex National, Bristol 450-453 in November 1974
Photo taken Saturday 15 July 1972, Cheltenham Coach Station
22. 142DBO
Western Welsh 142, 142DBO, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Duple Northern Alpine Continental C49F body, new in 1963.
Photo taken Summer 1969, Winterstoke Road, Bristol
23. 142DBO
Western Welsh, Cardiff 142, 142DBO, was a Duple Northern Alpine Continental C49F bodied Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard new in May 1963, which was seen in Cardiff.
Photo taken Sunday 1 August 1971, Cardiff
24. 167FVD
Wilson of Carnwath 167FVD, a Albion Victor VT21L built in 1963 with Duple Northern Firefly C41F bodywork. New to Irvine of Salsburgh.
Photo taken August 1978, Carnwath
25. 191HGD
Doigs Tours (Greenock) Ltd., Glasgow 191HGD, a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Duple Northern Alpine Continental C47F body was seen at their garage in Millerston Street, Glasgow.
Photo taken Sunday 1 August 1965, Millerston Street, Glasgow
26. 19POO
Tillings SB13/Duple Northern Firefly 19POO by their depot in King’s Cross. The red fleetnames are unusual.
Photo taken Tilling Depot, London Kings Cross
27. 213MUP
G H Coles Coach Hire, Darlington, 213MUP, an Albion Victor VT21L built in 1963/4 with Duple Northern Firefly C41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1971, High Street, Northallerton
28. 307NBF
Churchbridge Motor Services, Cannock 41, 307NBF, a Ford Thames 570E with a Duple Northern Firefly C41F body, seen at Ascot races, had been new to them in April 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
29. 319FVD
Duple Northern Continental C51F bodied A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance 319FVD of Irvine, Salsburgh was new in May 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 15 August 1964
30. 436GAC
Midland Red 2055, 436GAC, seen in Stratford was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Duple Northern Alpine Continental C49F body.
Photo taken Saturday 10 April 1971, Stratford-upon-Avon Red Lion Bus Station
31. 436GAC
City of Oxford 19, 436GAC, was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Duple Northern Alpine Continental C49F body.
Photo taken Saturday 27 July 1974, Semley Place, near London Victoria Coach Station
32. 474EWW
Baddeley Bros., Holmfirth 72, 474EWW, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Duple Northern Alpine Continental C49F body, new in 1963.
Photo taken June 1968, Upperhead Row Bus Station, Huddersfield
33. 474EWW
Baddeley Bros. of Holmfirth 72, 474EWW, a Duple Northern Alpine Continental C51F bodied Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R new in 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 26 June 1971, Princess Street Coach Station, Blackpool
34. 542EYL
542EYL of Timpson, London S.E.6 is seen turning from Buckingham Palace Road into Semley Place on its way to Victoria Coach Station. This was an A.E.C. 2U3RAE Reliance with a Duple Northern Alpine Continental C49F body new in February 1963. The P.S.V. Circle Timpson Fleet History notes that the 'E' in the chassis designation was to indicate experimental engine components on trial for A.E.C.
Photo taken Saturday 25 March 1972, Buckingham Palace Road, London
35. 545EYL
A.Timpson & Sons 545EYL, a 1963 AEC Reliance with Duple Northern C49F body photographed at Colchester Bus Station whilst on a refreshment break.
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 1966, Colchester Bus Station
36. 545EYL
Seen in Victoria Coach Station is 545EYL, an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Alpine Continental C49F body of Timpson, London S.E.6, operating a Feeder service.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
37. 591EYU
Continental Pioneer, Richmond 591EYU, an AEC 2U3RA Reliance with Duple Northern Continental C48F body, was new to Global Tours, London W.1. and is seen in Scarborough at Westwood Coach Park alongside ONM298H, a Duple C41F bodied Bedford SB5, of Cook, Dunstable.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 April 1972, Westwood Coach Park, Scarborough
38. 594EYU
Seen at Wembley Stadium is Wing, Sleaford 594EYU which was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Continental C48F body which had been new in May 1963 to Global, London W.1., passing to Wing in May 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 13 March 1971, Wembley Stadium
39. 635SDE
Silcox Motor Coach Co Ltd 65, 635SDE, a 1963 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Duple Northern C51F bodywork purchased new by the company.
Photo taken Monday 31 July 1978, Silcox depot, Pembroke Dock
40. 635SDE
Silcox, Pembroke Dock 65, 635SDE, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Duple Northern Continental C51F body, new in May 1963, is seen approaching the entrance to the Coach Station in Cheltenham.
Photo taken Saturday 15 July 1972, near Coach Station, Cheltenham
41. 641HGA
Woodhouse, Bolsover 641HGA, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Duple Northern Continental C51F body, had been new to McDowall, Glasgow in January 1963, passing to Woodhouse in May 1965, and is seen arriving at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1970, Wembley Stadium
42. 7589TF
J Fishwick & Sons, Leyland, C3, 7589TF, an Albion Victor VT21L built in 1963 with Duple Northern Firefly C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar Racecourse
43. 7589TF
Indra Tours 29Sri467 was an Albion VT21L Victor with a Duple Northern Firefly C41F body seen in Colombo. It had been new to Fishwick & Brindle C3, registered 7589TF, in July 1963 and had been withdrawn by them in June 1973. (Photo by Bruce Harris, John Kaye collection)
Photo taken Wednesday 27 January 1982, Colombo, Sri Lanka
44. 848HUS
Highland Omnibuses, Inverness CD52, 848HUS, a Bedford VAS1 with a Duple Northern B8FM body was seen in Inverness.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1970, Needlefields Central Repair Works, Longman Road, Inverness
45. GSS808
An atmospheric shot of Highland Omnibuses T1, GSS804, a 1963 Ford 570E with Duple Northern Firefly C41F body, which was new to Stark, Dunbar and reached Highland via Scottish Omnibuses in 1964.
Photo taken June 1968, probably Kyle of Lochalsh
46. 278HLC
Boddy's Motors, Bridlington, 278HLC, an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1964 with Duple Northern Continental C44F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Redcar Racecourse
47. 280HLC
Hebble 81, 280HLC, seen at the Walnut Street garage was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Continental C51F body new to Global, London.
Photo taken Sunday 8 September 1968, Walnut Street Garage, Halifax
48. 283HLC
283HLC, an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Continental C44F body, of Whytes, Edgware, was seen on Epsom Downs at the Epsom Derby meeting, alongside MHX913C, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Duple Northern Continental C51F body of Banfield, London S.E.15.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 May 1968, Epsom Downs
49. 82BRU
Charlie's Cars 82BRU, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Duple Northern C51F body of 1964.
Photo taken 1973, Battersea Wharf
50. 847HUS
Highland Omnibuses CD76, 847HUS, a Bedford VAS1 with Duple Northern B28F bodywork, new to David MacBrayne in June 1964 as their 94. It was acquired by Highland in 1971 and was withdrawn later in 1973.
Photo taken 1973, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
51. 998XNN
Seen crossing Granby Street from Mount Street is Barton 998, 998XNN, a Bedford SB5 with Duple Northern Firefly C41F body, one of three new in 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 27 March 1965, Mount Street/Granby Street, Nottingham
52. AWT295B
Lough Swilly 148, AWT295B, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1964 with Duple Northern Continental C51F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Letterkenny Depot
53. BCX491B
Hanson's, Huddersfield 388, BCX491B, a Ford Thames 570E with Duple Northern Firefly C37F body, new in 1964, and withdrawn in 1970.
Photo taken May 1966
54. BNO112B
Eastern National 503, BNO112B, a Bedford SB13 with Duple Northern Firefly body seating C41F at Hampton Court by the station, showing the extensive Burlingham influence in the design.
Photo taken Sunday 5 October 1969, London Hampton Court Station
55. BNO112B
Eastern National 588, BNO112B, a Bedford SB13 with Duple Northern Firefly body seating C41F, shown in the lists as new in May 1964 so certainly brand new when seen here. Renumbered later that year as 503.
Photo taken April 1964, Wembley Stadium
56. AHW940B
Wessex, Bristol AHW940B was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Northern Firefly C41F body, which was new in April 1965 and which was seen in Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Monday 30 August 1971, London Victoria Coach Station
57. BNW624C
Seen on tour at Dunfermline was newly delivered Wallace Arnold BNW624C which was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with Duple Northern Continental C51F bodywork.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 July 1965, Dunfermline
58. CEW610C
Preparing to leave King’s Cross Coach Station, Pentonville Road is CEW610C an AEC 2U3RA Reliance with Duple Northern Commander C51F body of Whippet, Hilton. This was the last departure from the coach station before its closure.
Photo taken Sunday 31 October 1965, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
59. CHA104C
Midland Red 5804, CHA104C, a PSU3/4R Leopard with Duple(N) Commander C49F coachwork.
Photo taken 1972, Battersea Wharf
60. CKS400D
Dodds of Troon, CKS400D, an Albion Victor VT21L built in 1964/5 with Duple Northern Firefly C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Troon?
61. CTT773C
CTT773C, a Bedford SB5 with Duple Northern Firefly C41F body, new to Heard, Hartland, Devon in 1965 and seen here at the Bedford Enthusiast's Club gathering after restoration from derelict condition and presented in the current owners livery. It currently has two tables with facing seats reducing the seating to 37.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2015, Vauxhall Motors Sports Club, Ellesmere Port
62. CTT773C
A rear view shot of Bedford SB5 CTT773C with Duple Northern Firefly body, showing the superb signwriting that the current owners have had applied.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2015, Vauxhall Motors Sports Club, Ellesmere Port.
63. CUM495C
P McCabe, Douglas Water, CUM495C, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1965 with Duple Northern Firefly C41F bodywork. New to Wallace Arnold, this was finding more work north of the border.
Photo taken June 1971, Girvan
64. CUW564C
CUW564C was an A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Commander C41F body which Timpson, London S.E.6 had repainted into the white and purple livery, adopted in 1972. It is seen here in Semley Place turning into Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1973, Semley Place entrance, London Victoria Coach Station
65. DDG257C
DDG257C, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Duple Northern Commander C49F body was number 257 in the Black & White, Cheltenham fleet.
Photo taken April/May 1966, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
66. DDG259C
Black & White 259, DDG259C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3-3R with Duple Northern C49F body, is parked behind the EN Depot in Southend, apparently waiting to make its return trip to Cheltenham.
Photo taken Friday 10 August 1973, rear of EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
67. DRP87C
Jeffs of Helmdon near Brackley DRP87C, AEC Reliance / Duple Northern Continental, on hire to United Counties.
Photo taken August 1973, Great Yarmouth Coach Park
68. DRP87C
Seen in Victoria Coach Station is Jeffs, Helmdon DRP87C, an A.E.C. 4MU3RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Continental C51F body.
Photo taken Friday 31 March 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
69. EYS62C
The second of three which were new in June 1965, MacBrayne, Glasgow 201, EYS62C, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Commander C43F body, seen at the coach station/garage in Glasgow.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1970, Hartfield Street, Glasgow
70. EYS63C
Highland Omnibuses B62, EYS63C, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Northern C43F bodywork, new to David MacBrayne in June 1965 as their 202. It was acquired by Highland in 1970 and withdrawn by them in 1979
Photo taken c. 1973, Fort William Bus Station
71. MHX913C
MHX913C, seen here at Ascot racecourse, was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard which had been new, with a Duple Northern Continental C51F body, to Banfield, London S.E.15 the month before this photograph.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
72. MHX914C
Middleton's Coaches, Rugeley, 30, MHX914C,a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1965 with Duple Northern Continental C51F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1977, Redcar Racecourse
73. MTC250C
Harrison, Morecambe MTC250C was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Northern Firefly C41F body seen in Morecambe.
Photo taken Saturday 8 August 1970, Morecambe
74. CUW565C
Seen in the off-white and red livery adopted by Timpson, London S.E.6 in 1966 is CUW565C, an A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Commander C41F body which was one of four new in June 1965.
75. DFC601D
Seen at Victoria Coach Station was City of Oxford 1, originally 601, DFC601D, an A.E.C. 6MU3R Reliance with a Duple Northern Commander C45F body adapted for one man operation.
Photo taken Saturday 18 May 1974, Victoria Coach Station, London
76. DJX18D
Yorkshire Woollen District 518, DJX18D, an A E C Reliance 2MU4RA built in 1966 with Duple Northern Commander II C41F bodywork. New as Hebble 18 and renumbered 518 in 1970 and finally becoming 26 in November 1971. This may still have been in Hebble ownership when photographed.
Photo taken September 1971, Dewsbury Bus Station
77. DRN96D
Thomas Bros., Llangadog DRN96D, was a Duple Northern Viscount C45F bodied Bedford VAM5 which had been new to Bon Chaunce, Preston from whom it was reported as being acquired in July 1970 and is seen in Haverfordwest.
Photo taken Saturday 4 July 1970, Haverfordwest
78. ENC705D
Garelochhead Coach Services 113, ENC705D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1966 with Duple Northern Continental C51F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Garelochhead CS depot.
79. ENC707D
Garelochhead Coach Services 114, ENC707D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1966 with Duple Northern Commander C51F bodywork. This had been new to Happiways Spencer, Manchester.
Photo taken July 1977, Garelochhead CS depot
80. END415D
Bedford VAM5/Duple Northern C45F bodied END415D belonging to Moodys Coaches of Rose Street, Northfleet. It was new in May 1966 to North Manchester Coaches.
Photo taken February 1969, Rose Street, Northfleet
81. ESP292D
Highland Omnibuses T16, ESP292D, a 1966 Ford R192 with Duple Northern Viscount C45F body, was new to Drysdale, Cupar, reaching Highland via Alexander Fife in 1968.
Photo taken June 1968, Inverness Bus Station
82. FJA226D
Hants & Dorset, Bournemouth 3002, FJA226D, a Leyland PSU4/4R Leopard with a Duple Northern Commander C41F body, the second of five new in May 1966, is seen in Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 16 June 1973, London Victoria Coach Station
83. GPM820D
T.R. Morris, Llanfyllin, GPM820D, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1966 with Duple Northern Viscount C45F bodywork. This had been new to Basingstoke & District, Tadley.
Photo taken July 1978, Llanfyllin depot
84. GUX154D
Ashley (t/a Martlew), Donnington Wood GUX154D, a Bedford VAM14 with a Duple Northern Viscount C45F body, seen in Donnington, had been new in June 1966.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
85. HCD376E
Tyne Valley, Acomb, HCD376E, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT built in 1966 with Duple Northern Commander II C49F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1978, Acomb garage
86. JJJ568D
A Timpson & Sons JJJ568D, an AEC Reliance with Duple Northern Commander C41F body new in 1966. This was the first batch of coaches delivered new in the new BET off white and red livery
Photo taken Wednesday 13 July 1966, Bournemouth Coach Station
87. JUY985D
Mascot Continental JUY985D, Bedford VAM / Duple Northern Viscount.
Photo taken September 1972, Seashore Camp, Great Yarmouth
88. JWP723D
Harrison's Cream Coaches, Wingate, JWP723D, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1966 with Duple Northern Viscount C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Guisborough Old Station Yard
89. KWW109D
Yorkshire Traction 20, KWW109D, a 1966 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Duple Northern bodywork. This coach was originally 109 in the Mexborough & Swinton fleet which was absorbed by Yorkshire Traction in 1969.
Photo taken 1974, Leeds Central Bus Station
90. KWW109D
KWW109D, which had been new in July 1966 as 109 with Mexborough & Swinton, had passed to Yorkshire Traction, Barnsley, as number 20, by the time of this photograph at Stratford-upon-Avon. It was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Duple Northern Commander C49F body.
Photo taken Saturday 10 April 1971, Stratford-upon-Avon
91. LGT810D
Banfield, London S.E. LGT810D was a Bedford VAM14 with a Duple (N) Viscount C41F body new in 1966 seen here on a railway replacement service.
Photo taken October 1967, High Street, Bromley, near Bromley South Station
92. LHV26D
Sheard, Halifax, LHV26D, a Ford R192 built in 1966 with Duple Northern Viscount C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Redcar Racecourse
93. LNY586D
Brewer, Caerau LNY586D, a Bedford VAM14 with a Duple Northern Viscount C45F body, which was seen at their garage.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1971, Brewer Garage, Caerau
94. LYL997D
Hall, Hounslow LYL997D showing how Hall had the 'D U P L E' letters normally inserted in the front panel replaced by more appropriate lettering. New in 1966 this was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with Duple Northern Commander C51F body and was seen at Wembley.
Photo taken Saturday 23 May 1970, London Wembley Stadium
95. LYL997D
A rear view, taken at Wembley Stadium, of Hall, Hounslow (Silverline Coaches) LYL997D, which was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Duple Northern Commander C51F body new in September 1966.
Photo taken Saturday 23 May 1970, Wembley Stadium
96. LYL998D
Llynfi, Maesteg LYL998D was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with Duple Northern Commander C51F body seen at Llynfi's garage at Maesteg. It had been new to Hall, Hounslow in 1966.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1971, Llynfi Garage, Maesteg
97. OBF342D
Byrne's of Leek OBF342D, an Albion Victor VT21L with Duple Northern Firefly C41F body new in 1966, and Swain's (of not sure where) 951WTU, a Bedford SB5 with Duple Bella Vega C41F body, new in 1962 to Naylor's of Stockton Heath.
Photo taken 1973, a coach park somewhere in York
98. UTC240D
Gladwin Tours of Middlesbrough and their unmistakeable livery on UTC240D, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Duple Northern Viscount C45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1983, Just off Marton Road, Middlesbrough
99. 1219TZ
Lough Swilly 172, 1219TZ, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1967 with Duple Northern DP45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Letterkenny
100. ECU583E
Mallam's Coaches of South Shields ECU583E, a Bedford VAL14 with Duple Northern Viceroy 36 C52F body, new in 1967. Seen taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
101. FNM833E
Whyte’s Clipper, Ashford (Middlesex) FNM833E was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Commander C32F body and was seen on Madeira Drive in Brighton whilst competing in the British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 16 April 1967, Madeira Drive, Brighton
102. GSD461E
Dodds of Troon GSD461E, an AEC Reliance 6MU4R with Duple Northern C51F bodywork new in April 1967 which took part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally.
Photo taken early 1970s, Alloway, Ayrshire
103. GSD461E
Dodds, Troon GSD461E, seen on the Lower Promenade at Blackpool during the National Coach Rally, was an A.E.C. 6MU4R Reliance with a Duple Northern Commander C51F body.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
104. GSN710E
Southern, Barrhead, GSN710E, a Bedford VAL14 built in 1967 with Duple Northern Viceroy 36 C52F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Girvan
105. HCD392E
Southdown 1792, HCD392E, a 1967 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT fitted with a Duple Northern Commander C41F body. It is seen here participating in the 13th British Coach Rally in 1967.
Photo taken Sunday 16 April 1967, Madeira Drive, Brighton
106. HOD37E
Devon General HOD37E, an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Commander C49F body new in May 1967, was seen in Newton Abbot, in Grey Cars livery.
Photo taken Sunday 25 July 1971, Newton Abbot
107. HOD38E
New in March 1967, Devon General HOD38E, in Grey Cars livery, was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Commander C49F body, seen in Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 3 July 1971, London Victoria Coach Station
108. KDL885F
This is a Bristol RESH, Southern Vectis 301, KDL885F from the IOW Bus & Coach Museum.
Photo taken Saturday 31 March 2018, private site near Coventry
109. KJA259F
North Western 259, KJA259F, a Leyland PSU4/4R Leopard with a Duple Northern Commander III C36F body seen leaving Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 22 May 1971, Wembley Stadium
110. KRW608E
Smiths of Reading KRW608E Duple Northern bodied AEC Reliance, new in 1967
Photo taken 1973, Clarence Pier Coach Park, Southsea
111. MAW196F
Hampson, Oswestry, 35, MAW196F, a Bedford VAM from around 1967 with Duple Northern Viscount bodywork.
Photo taken March 1969, Keele University
112. NFM686E
Crosville MS CVT686, NFM686E, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1967 with Duple Northern Viscount C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Old Station Yard, off Rectory Lane, Guisborough
113. NKL201F
Maidstone & District 4601, NKL201F, seen leaving Wembley Stadium, was a Leyland PSU3A/4RT Leopard with a Duple Northern Commander III C45F body.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1970, Wembley Stadium
114. NWW110E
NWW110E, which had been new in March 1967 as 110 with Mexborough & Swinton, had passed to Yorkshire Traction, Barnsley, as number 21, by the time of this photograph at Stratford-upon-Avon. It was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Duple Northern Commander C49F body.
Photo taken Saturday 10 April 1971, Stratford-upon-Avon
115. OCR499F
Howard's Tours, Whitby, OCR499F Bedford VAL70 built in 1968 with Duple Northern Viceroy 36 C52F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, White Point Garage, Whitby (now Upgang Lane)
116. OJU330F
Venture, Hendon OJU330F was a Leyland PSU3A/4R Leopard with Duple Northern Commander III C51F body new to Valliant, London, W.5.
Photo taken Saturday 20 April 1974, Madeira Drive, Brighton
117. RYR461E
Seen in Victoria Coach Station is Samuelson, London S.W.1, Leyland PSU4/3RT Leopard RYR461E, which had a Duple Northern Commander C41F body and which was new in June 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 25 March 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
118. 34LMN
Tours (Isle of Man), Douglas, 18, 34LMN, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/3R built in 1968 with Duple Northern Commander III C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Peel, Isle of Man
119. 36LMN
Tours (Isle of Man) 20, 36LMN, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/3R built in 1968 with Duple Northern Commander III C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Douglas Bus Station
120. GEF595F
Bee-Line Roadways of Middlesbrough 22, GEF595F, a Bedford VAL70 built in 1968 with Duple Northern Viceroy 37 C52F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1970, Linthorpe garage, Middlesbrough
121. HNM644F
Stringer's (Prince of Wales Coaches) of Ampthill HNM644F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Duple Northern Commander III C51F body, new in 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Blackpool
122. KDL885F
Preserved Southern Vectis 301, KDL885F, one of only 11 RESH chassis built (this one, 4 for Hants & Dorset and 4 for Eastern National all with Duple Northern coach bodies and two ECW bus shell DPs for Midland General).
Photo taken Sunday 9 May 2010, Carisbrooke Castle
123. KDL885F
A second view of preserved Duple Northern bodied Southern Vectis 301, KDL885F, one of only 11 RESH chassis built.
Photo taken Sunday 9 May 2010, Carisbrooke Castle
124. KJA257F
North Western, Stockport 257, KJA257F, was a Leyland PSU4/4R Leopard with a Duple Northern Commander III C41F body new in January 1968, which has arrived in Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Friday 31 March 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
125. KJA259F
North Western 259, KJA259F, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/4R / Duple Northern C41F of 1968.
Photo taken 1973, Battersea Wharf
126. KVC589F
Millward's Coaches, Hanley, KVC589F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1968 with Duple Northern Commander III C51F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1977, Redcar Racecourse
127. LMR734F
Seen in Leeds near the former West Yorkshire Road Car bus station is Wilts and Dorset 923, LMR734F, a 1968 Bedford VAL70 with Duple Northern bodywork. This was one of four coach bodied VALs bought in that year.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1969, Edward Street, Leeds
128. LRD857F
Departing from Wembley Stadium and seen in Wembley Hill Road, is Smith Reading LRD857F, an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance, which had been new in March 1968, with a Duple Northern Commander III C51F body.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1970, Wembley Hill Road, Wembley
129. LUN529F
Clun Valley Motors LUN529F, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1968 with Duple Northern Viscount C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Ludlow
130. MNT595F
Smith, Trench MNT595F was a Bedford VAM5 with a Duple Northern Viscount C45F body new to him in May 1968.
Photo taken early 1971
131. MRU124F
Spot the odd men out at Westover Road bus station, Bournemouth in August 1969. Hants and Dorset 916, MRU124F, Bristol RELH with Duple Northern Commander 111 body is awaiting passengers for a day trip to Swanage: unidentified Wilts and Dorset MW is helping out with an excursion and a W & D Lodekka has arrived on a relief journey on service 38 and just visible is an open top decker! Holidays didn't get much better than this! Third from right is a Bedford ORU579C ??
Photo taken August 1969, Westover Road, Bournemouth
132. MUO896F
Continental Pioneer, Richmond MUO896F, seen in Victoria Coach Station, was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Duple Northern Commander III C51F body new to Trathen, Yelverton in April 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 16 September 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
133. NAA563F
Seen leaving Epsom Downs after the Derby meeting and entering Langley Vale Road, is Aldershot & District NAA563F, an A.E.C. 6MU3R Reliance with a Duple Northern Commander IV C49F body.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 June 1972, Epsom Downs
134. NKL211F
Seen in Victoria Coach Station is Maidstone & District, Maidstone 4611, NKL211F, which was a Leyland PSU3A/4R Leopard with a Duple Northern Commander III C45F body, one of twelve new in May/June 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
135. NRP89F
York Bros. of Northampton 89, NRP89F, an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR with Duple Northern Commander III C51F body.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
136. OBT15G
Boddy's Motors, Bridlington, OBT15G, an A E C Reliance 6MU4R built in 1968 with Duple Northern Commander III C51F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1977, Redcar Racecourse
137. ORF458F
Harper, Heath Hayes 69, ORF458F, seen arriving at Wembley Stadium was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Duple Northern Commander III C51F body.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1970, Wembley Stadium
138. PGB709F
Highland Omnibuses BA24, PGB709F, an AEC Reliance 6MU3R with Duple Northern C43F bodywork, stands in Margaret Street, Inverness, immediately outside Farraline Park Bus Station.
Photo taken early 1970s, Margaret Street, Inverness
139. PGB709F
MacBrayne, Glasgow 152, PGB709F, was the second A.E.C. 6MU3R Reliance with a Duple Northern Commander III C43F body delivered in May 1968 and was seen at the coach station/garage in Glasgow.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1970, Glasgow
140. TGH762F
Whyte's of Ashford TGH762F, an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR with Duple Northern C36Ft body, new in 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
141. TGH762F
Best, London W.5 entered TGH762F in the National Coach Rally at Blackpool, an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Duple Northern Commander III C36FT body.
Photo taken Sunday 16 April 1972, Blackpool
142. TGH767F
Mike's TGH767F, a 1968 AEC Reliance 6U3ZR with Duple Northern C44F body new to Whyte's of Ashford.
Photo taken Tuesday 30 August 1977, St Helen's Road, Caernarfon
143. UMK463F
Samuelsons New Transport UMK463F, a Leopard PSU3/3RT with Duple Northern C49F body, new in 1968, seen here at Battersea Wharf in the elegant pre NBC livery, next to 446BXD, a 1961 Reliance / Duple Northern C41C in full NBC garb.
Photo taken c.1974?, Battersea Wharf
144. YNK650F
YNK650F, an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Duple Northern Commander III C41F body had been new in February 1968 to Watts, London S.W.6.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1970, Wembley Hill Road, Wembley
145. YTW537F
Seen at Yeovil on an enthusiasts’ weekend tour is Eastern National 413, YTW537F, a Duple Northern Commander III bodied Bristol RESH6G seating C36F, new in April 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 18 May 1968, Yeovil
146. YTW538F
Eastern National coach 414, YTW538F, one of a batch of four Bristol RESH6G with Duple Northern 'Commander III' C36F bodies, new in early 1968, seen here at the Essex Show the same year.
Photo taken 1968, Essex Show, Great Leighs, near Braintree
147. YTW539F
National Travel (South East) 9415, YTW539F, a Bristol RESH6G built in 1968 with Duple Northern Commander III C36F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1974, Duke Street, Darlington
148. HJM151H
Robinson of Appleby (Elliott) HJM151H, a Ford R226 built in 1969 with Duple Northern Viceroy 37 C53F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Darlington
149. JCU855G
OK Motor Services JCU855G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1969 with Duple Northern Commander IV C51F bodywork. Acquired from Galloway of Harthill, this had been new to another NE operator, Mallam of South Shields.
Photo taken April 1981, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
150. JCU855G
O.K. Motor Services, Bishop Auckland JCU855G seen in Bishop Auckland was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Duple Northern Commander IV C51F body.
Photo taken Monday 6 August 1979, Bishop Auckland
151. JUR592G
JUR592G still with World Wide, London S.E.5, to whom it had been new in June 1969, was a Leyland PSU3A/4R Leopard with a Duple Northern Commander IV C44F body seen here on Eccleston Bridge, London S.W.1, carrying the Orange livery and fleetname, but with World Wide Coaches in the side glasses.
Photo taken Saturday 29 June 1974, Eccleston Bridge, London SW1
152. NFJ622G
Greenslades, Exeter, 493, NFJ622G, an A E C Reliance 6U3ZR built in 1969 with Duple Northern Commander IV C44F bodywork (weighing 8 tons 9 hundredweight unladen).
Photo taken September 1973, Westwood, Scarborough
153. PEL904G
Looking most unlike a "Tilling" group purchase and far from home, Wilts and Dorset 925, PEL904G, a 1969 Bedford VAL with Duple Northern C49F body sits in the sun at Killermont Street parking area. What was it doing up there?
Photo taken Jul 1971, Killermont Street, Glasgow
154. PTC597G
PTC597G, a Bedford VAL 70 with Duple Northern C53F body dating from 1969.
Photo taken Thursday 4 September 1975, Barrow in Furness garage
155. REL741H
Hants & Dorset, Bournemouth REL741H, a Bristol RELH6G with a Duple Northern Commander IV C40F body new in August 1969, was seen in Battersea Park Road, outside Battersea Park.
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1972, Battersea Park Road, London
156. SCR29G
Howard's Tours, Whitby, SCR29G, a Bedford VAL70 built in 1969 with Duple Northern Viceroy 37 C53F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1982, White Point Garage, Whitby (now Upgang Lane)
157. SRM400G
Titterington, Blencow SRM400G was photographed whilst taking part in the National Coach Rally at Blackpool. It was a Leyland PSU4/3RT with a Duple Northern Commander III C43F body and was, at the time, serving as the team coach for Carlisle United.
Photo taken Sunday 13 April 1969, Blackpool
158. UMO689G
Thames Valley (South Midland) 433, UMO689G, a Bristol LH6L with Duple Northern Commander IV C41F body, new in May 1969.
Photo taken Summer 1969, Woolacombe, Devon
159. VVT913G
Brand new Potteries MT 13, VVT913G, an AEC Reliance 8U2R built in 1969 with Duple Northern Commander IV C49F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Stoke Depot
160. VYT493G
Steelhouse Lane Youth Project, Wolverhampton, VYT493G, a Bedford VAL70 built in 1969 with Duple Northern Viceroy 37 C53F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1984, West Midland Safari Park, Bewdley
161. XVB468G
Samuelson, London S.W.1 XVB468G, seen in Buckingham Palace Road, outside Victoria Station was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Duple Northern Commander IV C51F body new in May 1969.
Photo taken Saturday 25 March 1972, Buckingham Palace Road, London Victoria