SCT '61 Photo Index
Duple
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1. WE4373
Barton 386, WE4373, a Leyland TD1 new in 1929, ex Sheffield via Cleethorpes. To Barton 1940, rebodied Duple L27/28F in February 1942 with a transverse staircase forward of the entrance, one of 27 vehicles rebodied at the same time based on the design of four TD5s built before the war.
Photo taken November 1949
2. MV8996
Dwarfed by a Northern General Routemaster, Gypsy Queen (of Langley Park, Durham City) MV8996, a Bedford WLB with Duple C20F body. This was new as a Duple demonstrator in 1931 and passed through several owners and operators until The North East Bus Preservation Trust acquired it in 2007.
Photo taken Monday 30 August 2010, Seaburn Show Field, Sunderland
3. ABH358
Bounty Motors Leyland Cub ABH358 with a Duple body, new in 1933
Photo taken Sunday 8 May 2011, Wedgewood Centre, Stoke
4. TJ836
Preserved Entwistle, Morecambe, TJ836, a Dennis Dart built in 1933 with Duple C20F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1976, Harrogate Stray
5. BAL399
New in March 1935 as Barton 199 with a Duple DP39F body, Leyland LT7 Lion BAL399 received a new Duple DP39F body in July 1942, the body being to pre-war standards with a few 'utility' features. In November 1952 it was fitted with a Leyland 8.6 litre oil engine and in June 1953 it received the 1948 Duple C35F body from Leyland PS1/1 JRR 919 and was renumbered 539 taking the number of the donated body.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1959
6. RC2551
RC2551 with W J Hancock, Patchway Coaches Gloucestershire, an ex-Trent 1935 BMMO DON with Duple DP31F body. Disposed in 1948 and sold on by Patchway in 1949 after what appears to be a rather odd looking front end rebuild. Finished up in 1953 as a lorry.
7. WH6577
Ribble 768, WH6577, a Leyland TS6, new to Christy, Bolton in 1935 and acquired in 1938, rebodied with a Duple C31F body in 1950 is seen here in June 1959 in the parking area used for the Saturday overflow from Wellington Street coach station during the summer months.
Photo taken Saturday 13 June 1959, parking area between Castle Street and Saville Street, Leeds
8. WH6577
Cliff Owen, Progress Motors, WH6577, a Leyland TS6 new in 1935 and rebodied with a Duple C31F body in 1950, former Ribble 768.
Photo taken May 1964, Blackpool
9. YS2611
Mackintosh, Croy provided YS2611, a 1935 Bedford WTL with a Duple B20FM body, new as MacBrayne 69 in June 1935, on his service from Croy to Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
10. BVO453
Barton 253, BVO453, was the second of sixteen Leyland LT7 Lions with Duple DP39F bodies new in March 1936. It received a new Burlingham B36F body in 1943 using seats from the original body and was further rebodied in late 1948 with a Duple C39F body, being fitted with a Leyland 8.6 litre oil engine in 1950. Withdrawn in September 1960 it was one of four used as store sheds by Barton and was scrapped in August 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1959
11. BVO456
Barton 256, BVO456, seen in the yard at Chilwell, was a Leyland LT7 Lion with a Duple DP39F body new in March 1936.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1959, Chilwell
12. BVO466
Barton 494, BVO466,was a Leyland LT7 Lion and had a Duple DP39F body when new in March 1936 with fleet number 266.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1959, Chilwell
13. CVT684
Number 50 in the Reliance, Newbury fleet CVT684, was an A.E.C. O862 Regal II new in 1936 to Brown, Tunstall when it had a Duple B39F body. It was fitted in 1953 with the 1938 Duple B39F body transferred from a similar vehicle, FVT193, whilst with Potteries. It had been acquired by Potteries, with Brown's business in 1951 and had come to Reliance from Potteries SN71 in January 1957. It was downseated to B35F by Reliance and was waiting to depart to Cold Ash from Newbury when photographed.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
14. FV5742
Leyland TS7 FV5742, seen in Dunoon, was new in 1936 with an English Electric C31F body as Standerwick, Blackpool 86. It was renumbered 34 in 1946 and passed to Ribble as number 1466 in March 1948. In 1950 it was fitted with a new Duple C31F body (8'0" wide) and equipped with a Leyland E181 7.4 litre engine replacing the original petrol engine and then renumbered 755 in 1951. After withdrawal in September 1960 it passed to Millburn Motors (dealer) and to Dunoon Motor Services in June 1961.
Photo taken Monday 11 June 1962, Dunoon Pier
15. HL7406
The pedestrian seems to be expressing some disbelief at the sight of West Riding 188, HL7406, an AEC Regal with Duple C33F body new to Bullock & Sons in 1936, arriving in Wakefield Bus Station. This was acquired with the Bullock business in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 7 April 1956, Wakefield Bus Station
16. RC3741
Trent 631, RC3741, an SOS ON with Duple C31F body from 1936.
Photo taken 1930s
17. RN7745
Seen here in Dunoon, RN7745 was acquired by Dunoon Motor Services in July 1961 after its sale by Ribble to Millburn Motors (dealer) by June 1961. It was a Leyland TS7 which had been new in 1936 as Ribble 1495 with a Duple C31F body. In 1950 it was fitted with a new Duple C31F body (8'0" wide) and equipped with a Leyland E181 7.4 litre engine and renumbered to 757. Note that it is operating the "LOCAL Dunoon Circular" service.
Photo taken Monday 11 June 1962, Pier Promenade, Dunoon
18. RN7749
RN7749, seen in Dunoon with Dunoon Motor Services, was a Leyland TS7 which had been new in 1936 as Ribble 1499 with a Duple C31F body. In 1950 it was fitted with a new Duple C31F body (8'0" wide) and equipped with a Leyland E181 7.4 litre engine and renumbered to 759 which it still carries in this photograph.
Photo taken Monday 11 June 1962, Dunoon Pier
19. ANR281
ANR281 a Duple Hendonian C26F bodied Bedford WTB new in October 1937 to Bromley, Fleckney had passed to Say, Gloucester earlier in July 1958 via Paramere, Cardiff and Simons, Splott.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Gloucester
20. ASF365
ASF365 is a Leyland Tiger TS7, new in June 1937 to Walter Alexander, fleet no. P808. It was rebodied in 1951 with a Duple C33F body and later passed to Paterson, Dufftown, Moray, Scotland, by whom it had been withdrawn by the time of this photograph.
Photo taken July 1971, location unknown, but presumably Dufftown, Moray
21. DNN239
Barton 544, DNN239, was new in July 1937 as number 311 and was a Leyland LT7 Lion with a Duple DP39F body.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1959, Chilwell
22. EUG126
Samuel Ledgard EUG126, seen here with its original Duple C33F body in Park Lane, Leeds, is a Leyland TS7 new to Ledgard in 1937.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1956, Park Place, Leeds
23. RC4607
Trent AEC Regals 706, RC4607, and 708, RC4609, both new in 1937 with Duple B35F bodies. Both were rebodied by Willowbrook in 1950 and withdrawn in 1958.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 June 1949, Trent parking ground Uttoxeter New Road, Derby
24.
Taken on a boiling hot day trip to the Isles of Scilly is the c.1936/7 Bedford OB/OWB of Vic's Tours. The driver is the curly haired man in the picture and he had stopped at "Motorway Services" (his description!).
Photo taken Wednesday 29 June 1966, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly
25. CAX390
This is the latest vehicle to join the Roger Burdett collection. It's CAX390, a 1938 Albion coach with Duple / Alexander Body, originally a C32F with Red & White.
Photo taken Wednesday 24 August 2016, private location near Coventry
26. CDL792
Chris Cooper Travel, Dunston, CDL792, a Bedford WTB built in 1938/9 with Duple C26F bodywork. New to Shotter of Brighstone, IoW, in whose livery it has been restored.
Photo taken 1 May 2016, Metrocentre coach park, Gateshead
27. EYE599
This neat little Bedford EYE599 was on display at Lakeside Bus Station during the 2016 Ensignbus running day.
Photo taken Saturday 3 December 2016, Lakeside Bus Station, Thurrock
28. EYE599
Second view of EYE599, a Duple bodied Bedford, new in 1938.
Photo taken Saturday 3 December 2016, Lakeside Bus Station, Thurrock
29. RC5992
Trent RC5992, a Daimler COG5 with a 1938 Duple body. Later in 1942, rebodied by Willowbrook H56R and broken up 1953/4
Photo taken 1938/9
30. EVO711
Barton 347, EVO711, was one of four Leyland TD5s delivered in 1939 with Duple L27/26F bodies which were the forerunners of the large fleet of Duple bodied Leyland PD1s delivered after the war.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 September 1959, Huntingdon Street Bus Station, Nottingham
31. FHA411
B.M.M.O. 2279, FHA411, an S.O.S ONC new in 1939 with a Duple C30C body converted to C31C in 1951.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958
32. HVW213
City Coach G2, HVW213, a 1939 Leyland TEC2 'Gnu' with Duple FC39C body.
33. HVW213
Former City Coach HVW213, a Leyland TEC2 with Duple FC39C body, new in August 1939. At the time this photo was taken, the legal lettering on the vehicle was for Symonds, South Kirkby but it is believed that it was with Keeling to whom it is recorded as passing, from Symonds, in June 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 7 June 1958, Leeds Central Bus Station
34. HVW214
City Coach Company G3, HVW214, a 1939 Leyland TEC2 'Gnu' with Duple FC39C body. Numbered 119 by ENOC before being withdrawn in 1956.
Photo taken Felixstowe
35. HVW215
City Coach G4, HVW215, a Leyland TEC2 with Duple FC39C body, new in August 1939.
Photo taken 1950, opposite Newbury Park Underground/Bus Station, London Ilford
36. HVW216
Former City Coach HVW216, a Leyland TEC2 with Duple FC39C body, new in August 1939 at Weaver Street, Kirkstall, Leeds - the 'garage' of Keeling to whom it passed from North (dealer) in 1957.
Photo taken Thursday 12 September 1957, Weaver Street, Kirkstall, Leeds
37. HVW217
City Coach G6, HVW217, a 1939 Leyland TEC2 'Gnu' with Duple FC39C body.
Photo taken Tyler's Avenue, Southend
38. RN8761
Ribble 780, RN8761, a Leyland TS8, dates from 1939 and originally had a Burlingham B32F body, but the Duple C31F body of 1936-1938 vintage was fitted in 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 24 June 1956, Chester Street, Bus Station, Bradford
39. EAX641
Laurie, Hamilton (t/a Chieftain) 57, EAX641, seen at the garage, was one of three Albion CX13s with Duple L30/26R bodies new in 1941 which were acquired in 1955 from Red & White, Chepstow L541 (EAX633), L241 (EAX641) and L441 (EAX642) to which Laurie gave fleet numbers 52, 54 and 53 respectively.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Hamilton Garage
40. FRU101
Bournemouth Bedford OWB open top single decker, believed to be FRU101, a 1942 Bedford OWB with Duple B32F body, rebuilt to OB28F in 1953 with fleet number 183.
Photo taken August 1953, West Cliffe, Bournemouth
41. FRU101
Bournemouth 183, FRU101, new in 1942 was a Bedford OWB with a Duple B32F body which was converted to OB28F in 1953 and then to OB25F in 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1958, Bournemouth Pier
42. FRU103
An August 1956 shot of Bournemouth Corporation 185, FRU103, which was the last of three Duple-bodied Bedford OWBs built in 1942 and open-topped in 1953. It was sold for scrap in 1958.
Photo taken August 1956, Bournemouth
43. FRU103
Bournemouth 185, FRU103, new in 1942 was a Bedford OWB with a Duple B32F body which was converted to OB28F in 1953 and then to OB25F in 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1958, Bournemouth Pier
44. WG9833
Henderson of Alston WG9833, a Bedford OWB built in 1942 and rebodied with a Duple Vista C29F after the war.
Photo taken August 1972, Henderson's garage at Alston
45. WG9833
Another picture of WG9833 that predates the prevous one. Taken in Bradford on the occasion of the 1971 Trans Pennine rally the bus looks relatively unrestored.
Photo taken Sunday 8 August 1971, Jacobs Well Roundabout, Bradford
46. WG9833
Another photo of Bedford OWB WG9833 and Bedford horsebox OBB327.
Photo taken Spring 1978, Alston Station
47. BBW291
House, Watlington BBW291, was a Bedford OWB with a Duple B32F body new in December 1942. It had been converted to B30F by December 1949, to B26F by December 1950, to B30F by August 1955, to B32F by October 1957 and finally to B26F by 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, Reading Stations
48. BBW291
BBW291 was the first of three Duple B32F bodied Bedford OWBs, new to House, Watlington between December 1942 and August 1945.
Photo taken July 1964, Great Knollys Street, Reading
49. BBW291
A recent photograph of House, Watlington BBW291, a Bedford OWB, new in 1943 with a Duple B32F body, which I bought for preservation in 1965, showing the current state of the restoration project.
Photo taken Thursday 13 October 2016
50. BHJ742
Southend Daimler 218, BHJ742, numerically the first of 18 new Daimler CWA6's delivered between 1943 and 1946 with a Duple utility body. This photograph was taken post-coordination, sometime between 1955 and 1958 when 218 was withdrawn.
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
51. BHJ743
Southend 219, BHJ743
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
52. CDR679
This utility Guy Arab II of 1943 has a most interesting history. It was one of over 100 Arab utilities delivered to Plymouth City Transport during the war years, CDR679 with fleet number 249. The whole batch featured lowbridge bodies built by Roe. After withdrawal in 1957 it was sold to Grenville Motors of Camborne. Eventually it was sold to an Essex farm who removed the body and converted it into a flat truck to move bales of hay.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 2005, Kirkby Stephen Rally
53. DKY478
Seen in Bird's scrapyard at Stratford-upon-Avon is ex-Bradford 478, DKY478. This had been new in 1943 and was a Daimler CWA6 with a Duple H30/26R body.
Photo taken Saturday 18 October 1958, Bird's scrapyard, Stratford-upon-Avon
54. DKY479
Wartime Bradford Daimler CWA6 479, DKY479, new in November 1943 with Duple UH30/26R body is seen in Manchester Road. Upholstered seats were fitted from withdrawn vehicles in the early post war period and it lasted until May 1958 after which it passed to Bayliss, Creca in Scotland for further use.
Photo taken Friday 26 April 1957, Manchester Road, Bradford
55. FOP364
Not long before the takeover by Westcliff, Canvey/Benfleet had purchased a large number of utility bodied Daimlers from Birmingham Corporation, some of which had long careers with Westcliff, Eastern National and finally Southend. FOP364 (Birmingham 1364) was one of these, with Duple body, photographed in the yard of Fairfax Drive depot on 13th February 1955. It is probably in green livery, but with Westcliff fleetname and carries its Eastern National fleet number 1197.
Photo taken Sunday 13 February 1955, Fairfax Drive Depot, Southend
56. FOP429
Southend 244, FOP429, new in 1945, with Birmingham Corporation, then acquired by Canvey & District in 1949, passed to Westcliff-on-Sea and in turn to Eastern National as the various undertakings were taken over. Bought by SCT in 1955 and converted to open-top in 1956, it continued in service until 1970 and is now preserved.
Photo taken Sunday 10 October 1999, Canvey Island
57. FOP452
Southend open topper 245, FOP452, a Daimler CWA6 new to Birmingham during the war and passing via Benfleet & District, Westcliff and Eastern National to Southend in 1955 who converted it to open top the following year.
Photo taken Saturday 11 September 1965, Ness Road, Shoebury Common, Southend
58. FOP452
Southend 245, FOP 452, started life with Birmingham City Transport 1452 and came via Benfleet and District and later Westcliff-on-Sea Motor Services 1204 to SCT. Its Duple body was converted to open top and it is seen here at the Kursaal, Southend on route 68.
Photo taken Saturday 5 September 1970, Kursaal, Southend
59. GAL390
Barton 431, GAL390, a Guy Arab with Duple L27/28R body new in June 1943. It was withdrawn in November 1960 and scrapped the following March.
Photo taken November 1949
60. GAL391
Barton 432, GAL391, seen at Broadmarsh Bus Station, was a Guy Arab II with a Duple L27/28R body new in 1943. It was fitted with platform doors in January 1955 and was withdrawn in September 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Broadmarsh Bus Station, Nottingham
61. AES848
Whyte, Bankfoot (Bankfoot Motor Services) AES848 was a Bedford OWB with a Duple B32F body new in July 1944. It was withdrawn in February 1961.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Kinnoull Street, Perth
62. CUT465
CUT465, 1944 Bedford OWB rebodied by Duple C29F in 1952, new to Jacques, Coalville and now owned by Dew, Somersham.
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 2012
63. CUT465
Rear view of 1944 Bedford OWB CUT465, rebodied by Duple C29F in 1952, new to Jacques, Coalville and now owned by Dew, Somersham.
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 2012
64. GHA968
Samuel Ledgard GHA968 was new in 1944 as Midland Red 2533, a Daimler CWA6 with Duple H30/26R body. It arrived with Ledgard in 1957 and was withdrawn in 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 20 April 1957, Park Place, Leeds
65. GXE587
GXE587, a Daimler CWA6 which entered service in September 1944 from Merton Garage as London Transport D10 fitted with a Duple H30/26R body, was acquired by Transport Motor Services, Bishop Auckland in 1953 and is seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place on the service to Middlesbrough.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
66. GZ2248
Warstone Motors 4, GZ2248, is a beautifully rebuilt Bedford OWB with a utility Duple B32F body dating from 1944. Originally operated by Northern Ireland Road Transport Board it eventually became part of the Green Bus (Warstone) fleet where it was saved and eventually rebuilt by Eddie Doig.
Photo taken Sunday 5 October 2014, Shore Road, Birkenhead
67. JVW561
Southend 246, JVW561, a Daimler CWA6 with Duple H30/26R body was new to Benfleet and District in 1944, passed to Westcliff in March 1951 when they took over Benfleet and District and then passed in turn to Eastern National in January 1955 when they absorbed Westcliff.
Photo taken London Road, Victoria Circus, Southend
68. JVW561
Southend 246, JVW561, after conversion to open-topper. It is seen here as originally converted - in 1963 the 5 open-toppers were modified with a raised wind shield at the front upstairs and new windows downstairs.
69. JVW561
Southend 246, JVW561
Photo taken Sunday 19 September 1965, Shoebury Common, Southend
70. JVW561
Two Southend Daimler open-toppers with 246, JVW561 in the lead. In the background is ex-LT Daimler 270 in use as a store and for static conductor training.
Photo taken 1970, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
71. AHL97
West Riding 272, AHL97, came with the Bullock business in 1950. It had been new in 1945 and was a Daimler CWD6 with Duple L27/28R body which was much rebuilt by Roe and reseated to L27/26R in 1953 hence the familiar Roe waistrail.
Photo taken Saturday 8 September 1956, Beastfair, Pontefract
72. ATL553
An unidentified Bedford OWB/Duple utility languishing in the yard of Lancaster Motors of Tetford, Lincolnshire.
Photo taken Friday 18 September 1970, Tetford
73. BHJ805
One of the last (1945) batch of utility bodied Daimlers, 231, BHJ805, at Rectory Road, Leigh sometime between 1949 and 1952.
Photo taken c.1949-52, Rectory Road, Leigh-on-Sea
74. BHJ808
Another of Southend's last (1945) batch of utility bodied Daimlers, 234, BHJ808, after rebodying with a new Massey body in 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1957, Fairfax Drive, Southend
75. BRS37
Scotland's capital city can boast of several museums and galleries, but no transport museum since the small one housed in the Shrubhill works of Edinburgh City transport was closed several years ago. Along with Edinburgh tram 35 and FSC182, Aberdeen BRS37, a Daimler CWD6 with a Duple body was also displayed.
Photo taken Monday 11 April 1977, Shrubhill Works, Edinburgh
76. BUD181
BUD181 seen at the garage of House, Watlington was a Bedford OWB with a Duple B32F body, new in August 1945, which was converted to B28F by December 1948.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Watlington
77. BUD181
House, Watlington BUD181 was a Bedford OWB with a Duple UB32F body new in August 1945.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Watlington
78. CCX777
Preserved former Huddersfield 217, CCX777, a Daimler CWA6 with Duple L55R body, built to relaxed utility standards in July 1945.
Photo taken Monday 1 January 2007, The Broadway, Winchester
79. CCX777
Rear view of former Huddersfield 217, CCX777, a Daimler CWA6 with Duple L55R body, built to relaxed utility standards in July 1945.
Photo taken Monday 1 January 2007, The Broadway, Winchester
80. CCX777
Although with no local connections to the Kingsbridge Running Day, ex-Huddersfield utility Daimler/Duple 217 CCX777 is owned by Quantock Motor Services, so was fairly close to home. It is at the moment masquerading as the very similar LT D130, having been painted in LT livery for a filming job and is seen running down the hill into Kingsbridge from the south.
Photo taken Saturday 21 September 2013, Kingsbridge
81. CCX777
Former Huddersfield 217, CCX777, a Daimler CWA6 with Duple L55R body, built to relaxed utility standards in July 1945, now carrying London Transport livery, loads up with passengers in the bus station. 217 was sold in 1955 to West Bridgeford District Council who operated it for a further 12 years before being rescued for preservation.
Photo taken Wednesday 1 January 2014, Winchester Bus Station
82. CPY514
Ryedale Motors CPY514, a Bedford OWB with Duple "utility" bodywork, built in 1945.
Photo taken 1959, Pickering Station
83. DAY146
Browns Blue, Ibstock. DAY146, a 1945 Bedford with Duple B32F bus body, with coach seats 6/1946 ex Hipwells, Ibstock. 8/1956 to Hawkins, Loughborough.
Photo taken July 1950, Browns Blue Garage, Ibstock
84. EOT404
Odiham Motor Services EOT404 was a Bedford OB with a Duple body new in 1945 when it had been B32F. By the time of this photograph in Basingstoke it had been altered to B30F.
Photo taken Thursday 21 August 1958, Wote Street, Basingstoke
85. FMN955
Douglas 52, FWW188J (formerly FMN955), a Daimler CWA6 built in 1945 with Duple H30/26R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
86. FOP429
Southend 244, FOP429, a Daimler CWA6 with Duple body, converted to open-top in 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 20 August 1967, Western Esplanade, Southend
87. GYE74
Burrows 81, GYE74, a Daimler CWA6 with Duple UH30/26R body new in April 1945, was acquired from London Transport (D84) in June 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 29 December 1956, Leeds Central Bus Station
88. HGC251
Former London Transport B26, HGC251, as Lincolnshire 2112 at Skegness in August 1953. It was a Bristol K6A with Duple H30/26R body, new in December 1945 and sold to LRCC in early 1953. It lasted with them until around 1961.
Photo taken August 1953, Skegness
89. HGF803
Leon, Finningley ran HGF803 an ex-London Daimler CWA6 with Duple H30/26R body seen approaching its Doncaster terminal point. New to London in 1945 it carried fleet number D176 and was acquired by Leon and numbered 30 in April 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 2 June 1957, Doncaster
90. JUB647
JUB647 was new to Samuel Ledgard in 1945 and was withdrawn in 1962. It was a Daimler CWD6 with a Duple H30/26RD body (the doors being fitted in 1954) and is seen here at Horsforth.
Photo taken Sunday 27 January 1957, New Road Side, Horsforth
91. JUB651
Daimler CWA6 JUB651 had a Duple H30/26R body and was new to Samuel Ledgard in 1945. Seen here at Horsforth it remained in the fleet until 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 15 June 1957, Horsforth
92. KEV331
Colchester Corporation 46, KEV331, was a Bristol K6A with Duple utility H56R body new in August 1945. It was photographed on a peak hour journey in the queue leaving Colchester Bus Station just before withdrawal in June 1964.
Photo taken June 1964, Colchester Bus Station
93. VV8934
Northampton 129, VV8934, a 1945 Daimler CWD6 with Duple H30/26R body, built to 'relaxed' utility standards.
Photo taken Sunday 4 November 2012, Lincoln
94. 4400
New in 1946 to Guernsey Railways, number 12 is a Guy Vixen with a Duple B35F body seen at St. Peter Port in August 1966.
Photo taken August 1966, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
95. AAY679
Browns Blue AAY679, a Bedford WTB coach with a 26 seat Duple body. 1946 ex Hipwells, in April 1952 to Ward, Oakham.
Photo taken July 1950, Browns Blue Garage, Ibstock
96. BUD522
Slatter, Long Hanborough 20, BUD522, a Bedford OB with Duple C29F body dating from September 1946 is seen here at Gloucester Green, Oxford. It was withdrawn in April 1961 and sold for further service to Grainge, Westbury.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 August 1958, Gloucester Green, Oxford
97. CDP235
Stout (Valentine Coaches), Shalbourne CDP235, seen at The Wharf, Newbury, was a Bedford OB with a Duple B30F body which had been new in May 1946 as Reading 17 and was converted to B28F at an unknown date.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
98. CDY294
Dengate, Beckley CDY294, a Duple B30F bodied Bedford OB new in 1946, seen in Hastings alongside Maidstone & District S273 (273DKT) an AEC Reliance with Park Royal DP40F body new as SO273 in 1959 and renumbered in July 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Wellington Square, Hastings
99. CRP300
Reliance of Newbury 59, CRP300, an AEC Regal/Duple C33F?
Photo taken 1959/early 1960s, The Wharf, Newbury
100. DDL924
Reliance, Newbury 41, DDL924, a Duple B29F bodied Bedford OB which had been acquired in from Chard & District, Chard in 1955 and is seen in Newbury.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
101. EP9388
Mid-Wales Motorways EP9388, a Bedford OB with a Duple C27F body was one of two new in December 1946. It was later upseated to C29F and is seen here in Welshpool.
Photo taken early 1971, Welshpool
102. GWU624
Hanson 305, GWU624, was a Maudslay Marathon II new to Bottomley, Huddersfield in 1946 with a Barnaby C33F body. It was rebodied in 1951 with a 1949 Duple B35F body removed from Hanson 284 (AVH903) and is seen in this condition at the Upperhead Row Bus Station in Huddersfield.
Photo taken Sunday 14 July 1957, Upperhead Row Bus Station, Huddersfield
103. HGC245
Lincolnshire Road Car Company acquired this Bristol, HGC245, from London Transport B11 in 1953 and numbered it 980 renumbering it later in the year to 2109. It carried a Duple H30/26R body, was new in 1946, and is seen here at Newark.
Photo taken Friday 12 April 1957, Newark Bus Station
104. HXB457
Reliance of Newbury 81, HXB457, an AEC Regal with Duple C33F body, new in August 1946.
Photo taken early 1960s, Mill Lane, Newbury, Berks.
105. HXB457
Reliance, Newbury 81, HXB457, was an A.E.C. O662 Regal with a Duple C33F body acquired in December 1962 from Huntley, East Oakley.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Reliance Garage, Newbury
106. JRA983
JRA983 Daimler CWA6 with Duple body New to Blue Bus in 1946. It was withdrawn in 1967 and sold through Measham Motor Auctions.
Photo taken The Old Garage, Repton Road, Willington
107. JRA983
Tailby & George (Blue Bus), Willington DR9, JRA983, seen in the Bus Station in Derby was a Daimler CWA6 with a Duple L27/26R body.
Photo taken Thursday 1 October 1959, Bus Station, Derby
108. JRB127
A fine line up of Midland General vehicles, AEC & Leyland, with on the left 41, JRB127, an AEC Regal with Duple DP35F body new in late 1946.
Photo taken early 1950s, Bakewell Show, Derbyshire
109. JUB600
Leeds 97, JUB600, one of three Daimler CWA6/Duple H30/26R new in May 1946 photographed at the Half Mile Lane terminus at Stanningley. It was withdrawn in March 1957.
Photo taken Friday 18 May 1956, Half Mile Lane Terminus, Stanningley
110. LHK412
Rose Bros (Primrose) of Chelmsford LHK412, a Leyland PS1/1 with Duple C35F body, new to the City Coach Company in December 1946 but exchanged with Rose for a Daimler CVD6 in May 1950.
Photo taken 1950, opposite Newbury Park Underground/Bus Station, London Ilford
111. LHK413
Eastern National BS123, LHK413, a Leyland PS1 with Duple C35F body, new in 1946 to City Coach Co.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Kursaal, Southend
112. LHK414
Eastern National 124, LHK414, and probably 123, LHK413, a pair of Leyland PS1s with Duple C35F body, new in 1946 to City Coach Co.
Photo taken April 1960, Colchester
113. LHK415
LHK415, was a Leyland PS1 with a Duple C35F body new as City Coach Company, Brentwood LS4 in 1946, passing to Westcliff-on-Sea in February 1952 where it was renumbered 126 in July 1954. It became Eastern National 126 in 1954 and is seen in Braintree.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Victoria Street, Braintree
114. 506
Guernsey Railways 14 (506), a Vixen new in 1947 with Duple B35F body and withdrawn in 1964. GR had 10 of these buses (one of which served initially in the Guernsey Motors fleet). Some of these lasted until 1967 but, although several ended their days in Priaulx' scrapyard, by 1978 only this and a Victor remained there.
Photo taken August 1978, Priaulx Scrapyard, Guernsey
115. AEB204
Green, Thorney AEB204 was a Bedford OB with a Duple C29F body which had been new to them in November 1947. It was withdrawn in June 1961 and is seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
116. AGV194
AGV194 was Premier Travel, Cambridge 64 and was a Bedford OB with a Duple Vista C29F body acquired in December 1949 with the business of Burgoin, Haverhill to whom it had been new in 1947.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Haverhill Depot
117. AMS532
New in 1947 as Alexander, Falkirk G2 with a Duple C35F body and transferred to Lawson, Kirkintilloch still as G2 in 1949, AMS532 was a Guy Arab III which was seen in Dundas Street Bus Station, Glasgow.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Dundas Street Bus Station, Glasgow
118. AMS541
Duple C35F bodywork was carried by 1947 Guy Arab III G11, AMS541, of Lawson, Kirkintilloch, one of twenty new that year, seen in Dundas Street bus station in Glasgow.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Dundas Street Bus Station, Glasgow
119. AMS543
Lawson, Kirkintilloch G13, AMS543, was a Guy Arab III with Duple C35F body new in 1947 and was seen at Dundas Street Bus Station in Glasgow.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 April 1959, Dundas Street Bus Station, Glasgow
120. AMS543
Lawson, Kirkintilloch G13, AMS543, was a Guy Arab III with a Duple C35F body delivered in 1947 is seen at Dundas Street Bus Station in Glasgow.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Dundas Street Bus Station, Glasgow
121. CHV143
Horseshoe, London N15 were the operators of this Dennis Lancet III, CHV143, with a Duple C35F body seen at Wembley Stadium. It had been new to Broadway, London E.6 in 1947 passing to Horseshoe in 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Wembley
122. DBU889
Felix of Long Melford 1947 Bedford OB DBU889 with Duple C27F body.
Photo taken Sunday 6 June 2010, Clacton
123. DMO320
Seen here in Newbury is Thames Valley 131, DMO320, an A.E.C. O662 Regal new in 1947 with a Duple B35F body which had been acquired from Newbury & District in 1950 and converted to B32F for one man operation earlier in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
124. DMO321
A.E.C. O662 Regal DMO321 new in 1947 with a Duple B35F body was number 132 in the Thames Valley fleet and is seen here in Newbury having been acquired from Newbury & District in 1950 and converted to B32F for one man operation in November 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
125. DMO321
Thames Valley 132, DMO321, seen at The Wharf, Newbury, was an A.E.C O662 Regal with a Duple B35F body, one of ten which had been new in 1947 to Newbury & District and which were acquired by Thames Valley in May 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
126. DMO322
This A.E.C. O662 Regal, DMO322, was Thames Valley 133, and was new in 1947 with a Duple B35F body. Seen here in Newbury it had been acquired from Newbury & District in 1950 and converted to B32F for one man operation earlier in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
127. DMO323
Seen in Newbury, A.E.C. O662 Regal DMO323 new in 1947 with a Duple B35F body was number 134 in the Thames Valley fleet having been acquired from Newbury & District in 1950 and converted to B32F for one man operation earlier in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
128. DMO326
A.E.C. O662 Regal DMO326, seen here in Newbury, was new in 1947 with a Duple B35F body and was number 137 in the Thames Valley fleet having been acquired from Newbury & District in 1950. It had been converted to B32F for one man operation earlier in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
129. DMO327
Thames Valley 138, 135 and 136, DMO327/324/325, new in 1947 were A.E.C. O662 Regals with Duple B35F bodies later rebuilt to B32F for one man operation. Seen here after withdrawal, they were sold in July 1958 to P.V.D. Ltd., (dealer) Rugby. 140, DMO329 was sold at the same time and is presumably the bus on the extreme right hand side in this view.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Newbury
130. DMO330
Thames Valley 141, DMO330, new in 1947 was an AEC O662 Regal with a Duple C35F body.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
131. DMO331
New in 1947 as South Midland 142, DMO331 had passed to Marchant, Cheltenham in November 1957 for contract work. The Duple C35F bodied AEC O662 Regal was withdrawn in 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, outside Marchant's premises, High Street, Cheltenham
132. EBL736
Thames Valley 145, EBL736, new in 1947 was an AEC O662 Regal with a Duple C35F body.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
133. EDL445
Safeguard acquired EDL445 in January 1951 from Moss. Sandown to whom it had been new in 1947. The Duple Vista C29F bodied Bedford OB is seen in Onslow Street Bus Station in Guildford.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
134. EMW703
Shergold & White (Silver Star), Porton Down 24, EMW703, a 1947 Duple C33F bodied Leyland PS1 in Portland Street coach park in Manchester on a forces leave service.
Photo taken Sunday 23 February 1958, Portland Street Coach Park, Manchester
135. EX5555
Canham, Whittlesey EX5555 was a Duple C33F bodied Leyland PS1/1 which had been new in 1947 to Seagull, Great Yarmouth and was acquired from Pegg, Caston in April 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Scaldgate, Whittlesey
136. FDL802
The Bedford OB was long the stalwart of many East Anglian fleets.Theobald's FDL802 had served Southern Vectis from 1949 to 1957. Although showing Bury St Edmunds on the blind, it was simply being backed out for photographers, seemingly causing chaos to passing traffic.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1965, Little St. Mary's, Long Melford, Sudbury
137. FER241
Premier Travel, Cambridge 23, FER241, was a Bedford OB with a Duple B32F body new in February 1947. It was withdrawn in February 1961 and sold for use as a site hut.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Harston depot
138. FOT203
FOT203, an AEC Regal II with Duple B35F body built in 1947. Originally owned by Venture, sold in 1951 to Wilts & Dorset, fleet number 482 and then withdrawn in the early sixties and sold to W.C.French.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1964, Seaway Car Park, Southend
139. FOT203
Wilts & Dorset 482, FOT203, which had been new as Venture, Basingstoke 82 in 1947 was an A.E.C. O662 Regal with a Duple B35F body seen in this view at Basingstoke.
Photo taken Thursday 21 August 1958, Basingstoke
140. FOT204
Wilts & Dorset 483, FOT204, which had been new as Venture, Basingstoke 83 in 1947 was an A.E.C. O662 Regal with a Duple B35F body as was FOT203 seen alongside in this view at Basingstoke.
Photo taken Thursday 21 August 1958, Basingstoke
141. FWW596
A pair of West Yorkshire Road Car coaches provide a contrast in size. Nearest the camera is CP1, FWW596, a 1947 Bedford OB with Duple body originally numbered 646 while the full size coach is CUG27, 8124WX, a 1961 Bristol MW6G with ECW body.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 2009, Bolton Abbey
142. FWW596
For many years the only non-Bristol in the West Yorkshire fleet was this Bedford OB with classic Duple bodywork. It owed its longevity to its use on the York City Tour. Dating from 1947 CP1, FWW596, is seen at the Skipton rally and running day.
Photo taken Sunday 8 October 2017, Coach Street, Skipton
143. FWW956
West Yorkshire 646, FWW596, a 1947 Bedford OB with classic Duple body. This vehicle was for many years the York City Tour bus hence the quarter lights.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2007, Ilkley Bus Station
144. GAA832
Wilts & Dorset 489, GAA832, an A.E.C. O662 Regal with a Duple C35F body seen at Basingstoke had been new as Venture, Basingstoke 89 in 1947.
Photo taken Thursday 21 August 1958, Basingstoke
145. GRU104
Brady (Brown Motor Services), Forest Green started in 1924 with a model T Ford and a later coach, GRU104, a Duple C29F bodied Bedford OB dating from 1947 which Brady acquired in May 1955 from Shamrock & Rambler, Bournemouth was seen at Horsham Carfax on the service to Ewhurst which operated daily except for Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Photo taken Saturday 7 February 1959, Horsham Carfax
146. HUO698
Western National 545, HUO698, was a Duple C27F bodied Bedford OB dating from 1947 seen at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, London Victoria Coach Station
147. HVO132
Seen leaving Huntingdon Street Bus Station in Nottingham is Barton 463, HVO132, one of the Duple L29/26F bodied Leyland PD1s delivered in 1947.
Photo taken Saturday 27 March 1965, Huntingdon Street Bus Station, Nottingham
148. HYF531
United Service Transport, London S.W.17 number 1064, HYF531, was a Bedford OB with a Duple Vista C29F body which had been new to them in March 1947. It is seen alongside another of their OBs at Ascot races.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
149. HYM685
Eastern National KN025, HYM685, still in Moore Bros livery. HYM685 was a Bedford OB with Duple C29F body, new in 1947 to Fallowfield & Britten and bought by Moores in 1951, which passed to Eastern National with the rest of the Moore Bros fleet in February 1963.
Photo taken 1963
150. JDD680
Cheltenham provides the setting for this shot of Bedford OB JDD680 with Duple C29F body of Gillett, Winchcombe.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Cheltenham, Royal Well Bus Station
151. JDV752
Duple bodied Bedford OBs JDV754 and KPW986, new in 1947 and 1950 respectively.
Photo taken Sunday 7 October 2012, Warminster
152. JDV754
Rear view of Duple bodied Bedford OB numbers JDV754 and KPW986 slows slight differences between the vehicles.
Photo taken Sunday 7 October 2012, Warminster
153. JNN384
Seen undergoing restoration at Quantock Motor Services workshops is JNN384, a 1947 ex-Barton Transport of Chilwell Leyland PD1 with Duple front entrance body. Unusual in having double sliding entrance doors. Fleet number 467.
Photo taken Saturday 28 May 2011, Langley Marsh
154. JNN384
A recent shot showing the extensive restoration being done to Barton 467, JNN384, a Leyland PD1 with Duple body, in comparison with the earlier shot taken 3 years ago.
Photo taken Saturday 10 May 2014, Langley Marsh
155. JNN384
Ex-Barton 467, JNN384, has undergone a full restoration including immaculate detail both internally and externally. It is therefore no surprise that it was highly in demand at the Coventry running day.
Photo taken Monday 2 January 2017, The Butts Rugby Ground, Coventry
156. JNN384
Ex-Barton 467, JNN384, carries an advertisement for tea on the offside
Photo taken Monday 2 January 2017, The Butts Rugby Ground, Coventry
157. KUG884
Wallace Arnold Tours KUG884 and KUM386 were both AEC Regals with Duple C33F bodies dating from 1947 and, unlike many half-cabs in the WA fleet at this time, were not examples of rebuilds or body transfers.
Photo taken possibly circa 1955, Chadwick Street, Leeds
158. LPH482
LPH482, a Duple Vista C20F bodied Bedford OB, was operated by Walton-on-Thames Motor Co. Ltd. on a service from Walton (Bridge Street) to Walton Station which operated daily. It was their first post-war vehicle, being new in October 1947.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Walton on Thames
159. LPU685
Eastern National 128, LPU685, seen at Braintree was a Duple C35F bodied Leyland PS1 which Westcliff had acquired in 1952 from City Coach Company to whom it had been new in 1947 carrying fleet number LS6. Control of Westcliff passed to Eastern National in 1952 as compensation for the loss of half its area with the transfer of the midland area services to United Counties. It was transferred to Eastern National in 1955 when the subsidiary companies were wound up.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Braintree Bus Park
160. LRA907
Silver Service 14, LRA907, an AEC Regal III with Duple C33F body, new in 1947. Silver Service was the fleet name of J.H.Wooliscroft and Sons of Darley Dale, near Matlock who in the early 1960s were operating a small fleet of around 15 single deck buses and coaches.
Photo taken 1967
161. LWL998
South Midland 41, LWL998, was a Duple C35F bodied AEC O662 Regal new in 1947 seen on a service to Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, London Victoria Coach Station
162. NRE234
Reliance, Newbury ran this Bedford OB, registered NRE234, with a Duple C29F body which was number 29 in their fleet. New in 1947 it had arrived in January 1952 from Greatrex, Stafford 32 and is heading for Brightwalton in this view in Newbury.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
163. AEP551
Photographed here in Shrewsbury with Green (Worthen Motorways), Worthen, whilst displaying the incorrect registration AEP 51 (one of the 5s has fallen off), AEP551 was a Bedford OB with a Duple C29F body which had been new to Mid-Wales Motorways in October 1948.
Photo taken early 1971, Barker Street Bus Station, Shrewsbury
164. DHS550
DHS550, an Albion CX13 with a Duple C33F body was new to Paton, Renfrew as number 20 in March 1948 and is seen at the garage. It was withdrawn in 1965 and, perhaps by coincidence, in 1971 Paton bought a Ford R192 with a Willowbrook body registered DHS550J !
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Paton Garage, Renfrew
165. EAV458
Alexander Northern Leyland Tiger PS1 with 35 seat Duple body NPA197, EAV458, was acquired in 1950 with the business of Sutherland of Peterhead. It dates from 1948.
Photo taken Sunday 14 September 2008, Meadowhall, Sheffield
166. EAV458
Preserved Alexander Northern NPA197, EAV458, a Leyland Tiger PS1 with 35 seat Duple body new in 1948.
Photo taken Sunday 29 June 2014, Hertfordshire Showground, Redbourn
167. EAV458
A rear view of EAV458, a Leyland Tiger PS1/1 with Duple A-Type C35F body, new in 1948 to Sutherland of Peterhead as their 117. Later passing to Alexander (Northern) it eventually found its way into the preserved collection of Maypole Coaches of Burcough.
Photo taken Sunday 3 August 1986, The Stray, Harrogate
168. EGB858
Cotters, Glasgow EGB858, an AEC Regal with Duple body from 1948.
Photo taken 1948
169. EJB649
South Midland 68, EJB649, was an A.E.C. 6821A Regal III with a Duple C35F body new in 1948 as Newbury & District 149 passing to South Midland in 1950.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 August 1958, Gloucester Green, Oxford
170. ERX284
Reliance, Newbury 23, ERX284, was a Duple C29F bodied Bedford OB new in December 1948 seen in Newbury.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
171. GER422
Premier Travel, Cambridge 39, GER422, new in June 1948, was a Bedford OB with a Duple C29F body and is seen here, engineless, although not being recorded as withdrawn until 1963 and then sold to Passenger Vehicle Sales (dealers), Ilford in March 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Chrishall Depot
172. GGA524
Scottish Omnibuses B46, GGA524, was an A.E.C. 6821A Regal III acquired from Lowland Motorways, Glasgow in January 1958. It had a Duple C35F body and had been new to Lowland in December 1948. It is seen here in Airdrie operating the Airdrie - Shettleston - Glasgow service according to the window stickers.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Airdrie
173. HD7995
Yorkshire Woollen District Leyland PS1 637, HD7995, with a 1948 Duple C33F body seen here on a Duple advertising card
Photo taken 1948
174. J8520
J8520, Jersey Coach Tours SEVEN, was a Bedford OB with a Duple Vista C29F body.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Esplanade, St Helier
175. JNN464
A rear view of Barton Transport, Chilwell 471, JNN464, a Leyland Titan PD1A with Duple L29/26F body, new in 1948.
Photo taken April 1973, Barton Depot, Chilwell, Notts.
176. JRR930
Barton 509, JRR930, a Leyland PD1A new in June 1948 with Duple L55F Body. Withdrawn 11/73 retained by Barton and preserved
Photo taken Sunday 6 August 2000, Ruddington Museum, Nottingham
177. JRR932
Barton, Chilwell 464, JRR932, was a Leyland PD1 with a Duple L29/26F body new in 1948 and is seen outside the Barton garage in Huntingdon Street, Nottingham.
Photo taken Sunday 9 December 1962, Howard Street/Huntingdon Street, Nottingham
178. JVO230
Preserved Barton 507, JVO230, a Leyland Titan PD1 from 1948 with Duple L28/27F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Harrogate
179. JVO230
Barton's JVO230, a 1948 Leyland PD1 with Duple body and KNN254, a 1949 Leyland PD1 with similar Duple body. Both still looking good after 66 & 65 years respectively
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2014, Nottingham Area Transport Museum, Ruddington
180. JWJ75
Another Claribel (Lees) motor from Birmingham, JWJ75, a Dennis Lancet 3, but I have differing body info.
Photo taken Lichfield Road, Aston
181. JXT391
JXT391 was a Maudslay Marathon III new in August 1948 to Duval, Surbiton, number 39, with a Whitson C33F body. In 1956 it was rebodied with this Duple FC35F body as seen at Ascot. It passed to Bengry, Leominster in May 1964 and to Smith (dealer), Overbridge and was scrapped in May 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
182. JXT483
Carruthers, New Abbey 3, JXT483, was a newly acquired Duple B27F bodied Bedford OB seen in Dumfries. It had been new to the Metropolitan Police in 1948 and was recorded as passing to Carruthers in June 1962.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
183. KBP749
Mitchell, Warnham KBP749 was a Duple C29F bodied Bedford OB new in December 1948 which is seen at Horsham Carfax on one of Mitchell's three services.
Photo taken Saturday 7 February 1959, Horsham Carfax
184. KCV688
To compliment my earlier postings of 60's shots of independents (Claribel Birmingham), I include some pictures taken around that time (61-62) of Cornwall independents. This Duple bodied Bedford OB, KCV688, was owned Roseland Motors, Veryan (Morse) and built in 1948.
Photo taken c.1961/2, Roseland Garage, Veryan
185. KHA301
Preserved ex-Midland Red 3301, KHA301, a BMMO C1 with Duple centre entrance coach body, new in 1948.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 2004, Duxford
186. KHA301
Preserved Midland Red 3301, KHA301, a B.M.M.O. C1 with a Duple C30C body, seen climbing New Bank on its way out of Halifax, heading for Harrogate on the Trans-Pennine Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 6 August 1972, New Bank, Halifax
187. KHA311
A rear view of preserved Midland Red C1 coach KHA311, new in 1948 with a Duple C30C body and withdrawn in April 1962 to be used as a training bus.
Photo taken Tamworth Garage Open Day
188. LHA221
New in 1948 to Gliderways, Smethwick with a Harrington C33F body, LHA221 was a Leyland PS1/1 Tiger which had been rebodied with a Duple FC33F body and is seen with Purple, Bethesda.
Photo taken 1972
189. MJO665
South Midland 55, MJO665, was an AEC O682 Regal III with a Duple C35F body new in 1948.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, rear of Course Road Depot, Ascot
190. MPE59
MPE59 of Brady, Forest Green was a Bedford OB with a Duple C29F body new to him in June 1948 and is seen here in the Farnham Road Bus Station in Guildford operating his service to Forest Green. Brady, who had started in 1924 with a Ford model T with a 14 seat bus body, traded as Brown Motor Services.
Photo taken Monday 31 August 1959, Farnham Road Bus Station, Guildford
191. BGV845
New to Norfolk, Nayland in August 1949, BGV845 was a Bedford OB with a Duple Vista C29F body seen at Egerton Road, Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Egerton Road, London Twickenham
192. DFR987
Canham, Whittlesey DFR987 was a Bedford OB with a Duple Vista C29F body new in 1949 and was acquired in July 1962 from Dew, Somersham.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Scaldgate, Whittlesey
193. EVH84
Hanson 290, EVH84, an AEC Regal III with Duple B35F body, only a year or two old when this photo was taken.
Photo taken Monday 7 May 1951, Huddersfield
194. FAJ851
Ryedale Motors FAJ851, a Duple-bodied Bedford OB built in 1949.
Photo taken 1959, Hartoft End, Rosedale, North Yorkshire
195. FAW523
Rochester & Marshall, Great Whittington, FAW523, a Bedford OB built in 1949 with Duple B30F bodywork. It had been new to Shropshire County Council.
Photo taken mid 1960s?, Priestpopple, Hexham
196. FAW532
Acquired by Safeguard, Guildford in November 1952, FAW532 had been new in 1949 to Salopia Saloon Coaches, Whitchurch. The Duple C29F bodied Bedford OB is seen in Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford operating to that well known place 'Relief'.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
197. GSF644
Eastern Scottish BB61, GSF644, was an AEC Regent III with a Duple L27/26R body dating from 1949. It dates from a period when Duple embellished their double-deckers with beading to make them look coach-like, other examples being the Barton Leylands and Red & White Guys.
Photo taken 1965, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
198. GSF663
Scottish Omnibuses BB80, GSF663, was the last of a batch of twenty AEC Regent IIIs with Duple L27/26R bodies, new in 1949.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 July 1965, Bathgate
199. GUS933
GUS933 was a Maudslay Marathon III new as MacBrayne 143 with a Park Royal C27FM body in 1949. It was rebodied with a Duple FC35F body in 1959 and is seen here shortly afterwards at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
200. HOD75
Mervyns Coaches HOD75, a Bedford OB / Duple Vista from 1949.
Photo taken Friday 1 January 2010, The Broadway, Winchester
201. HOD79
Western National 1400, HOD79, was a Bedford OB with Duple C29F body new in 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, rear of Hyde Park Road Southdown Garage, Portsmouth
202. HUF951
Southdown 1351, HUF951, was a Leyland PS1 with a Duple C32R body, the last of forty new in 1948/9. It had been rebuilt to FC32R in 1955 by Beadle.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 June 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
203. HWO348
Red & White L1049/2149, HWO333 and HWO348, both Guy Arab IIIs with Duple L27/26RD bodies, built in 1949.
Photo taken 1966, Abergavenny Bus Station
204. HWW767
Burrows 61, HWW767, new in 1949 was a Maudslay Marathon III with Duple C33F body and is seen in Castle Street, Leeds having worked a coastal service on hire to West Yorkshire.
Photo taken Wednesday 24 April 1957, Castle Street, Leeds
205. JFJ939
Seen at the Clacton Transport Fair and Running Day on Sunday 2nd June is Bedford OB/Duple JFJ939 which has been converted into a caravan. It was new to Greenslades in May 1949
Photo taken Sunday 2 June 2013, Clacton Shopping Village
206. JTG280
Silver Service, Darley Dale, JTG280, a Bedford OB with Duple Vista C29F body, originally new to L. H. Starkey, Ton Pentre in 1949.
Photo taken 1967, Silver Service's garage, Darley Dale, Derbyshire
207. JVF447
New in 1949 to Colin Pegg, Caston, Norfolk, KVF447 came to Theobald's in 1959. The setting is the sleepy picturesque village of Hartest where there was a small garage, possibly acquired from Cook's in the 1930s.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1965, Hartest
208. JXU538
Bedford OB JXU548 Duple, new in 1949
Photo taken Sunday 6 June 1993, Arley Hall, Nuneaton
209. KAL683
Barton 532, KAL683, seen in the yard at Chilwell, was a Bedford OB with a Duple Vista C29F body new in March 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1959, Chilwell
210. KGW38
Duple FC35F bodywork was used in 1956 to rebody KGW38, a Maudslay Marathon III which was number 85 in the Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society, London S.E.18 fleet seen at Wembley Stadium. When new in May 1949 it had a Whitson C33F body.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
211. KHA319
Birmingham & Midland Motor Omnibus 3319, KHA319, was a BMMO C1 with a Duple C30C body new in 1949 and is seen at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
212. KKN752
Moody's KKN752, Bedford OB/Duple C29F
Photo taken February 1969, Rose Street, Northfleet
213. KKN752
KKN752, Duple Vista bodied Bedford OB with Moody's Northfleet
Photo taken 1968, Rose Street, Northfleet Kent
214. KNN254
Barton 580, KNN254, was a Leyland PD1A with a superbly "Bartonesque" Duple L55F body of 1949.
Photo taken c. 1967/8, Mount Street, Nottingham
215. KNN254
Barton 580, KNN254, was one of their magnificent Duple-bodied Leyland PD1As dating from 1949, which was fortunately saved for preservation.
Photo taken circa 1975, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
216. KNN254
Barton 580, KNN254, one of their famous front entrance Duple bodied Leyland Titan PD1s at a wet Trans-Pennine rally in the days before it was held on the stray
Photo taken Sunday 6 August 1972
217. KNN254
Barton 580, KNN254, a Leyland PD1A with Duple body, standing beside period lampost and fuel pumps, about to depart for Edlington near Horncastle Lincolnshire.
Photo taken Sunday 16 July 2017, Transport Running Day, Ruddington Notts
218. KTB502
Burrows 67, KTB502, was one of two Maudslay Marathon IIIs with Duple C33F bodies, new to Robinson, Great Harwood in March 1949, and acquired by Burrows in November 1949. It is seen here outside the West Yorkshire Coach Station on Wellington Street, Leeds.
Photo taken Saturday 23 August 1958, Wellington Street, Leeds
219. LJH665
LJH665 is a Dennis Lancet J3 with Duple C25F body dating from 1949 and fully restored in 2007. Part of Quantock Motors fleet it has been offered for sale over the last few years as Stephen Morris downsizes his collection of half cab vehicles. Seen during the 2010 Quantock Motors running weekend
Photo taken Friday 30 April 2010, Bishop's Lydeard, entering Quantock Motor Services site
220. LSM44
J Watt, Reawick, Shetland LSM44, a Bedford OB from 1949 with Duple Vista C29F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Lerwick, Shetland
221. LSM44
J Watt & Son, Reawick, Shetland, LSM44, a Bedford OB built in 1949 with Duple Vista C29F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Esplanade, Lerwick, Shetland
222. LTA269
Grey Cars was the coaching arm of Devon General until the advent of the NBC consigned them to the history books. LTA269, a 1949 AEC Regal III 9621A with Duple 33 seat bodywork, carries the Grey Cars livery but was actually new to another Devon General coaching subsiduary Greenslades of Exeter.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 2009, Harrogate
223. LTA750
Royal Blue 1411, LTA750, a classic Duple bodied Bedford OB dating from 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 2010, Chatsworth
224. LTA906
LTA906 is a Southern National Bedford OB, fleet number 1430, of 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 22 September 2013, Kingsbridge
225. LTA908
Former Royal Blue 1432, LTA908, with a new owner at Exeter Bus Station in about 1971, a Bedford OB / Duple C27F of 1949; BBF8 of 1961 says that Western/Southern National had 59 OB's at that time.
Photo taken 1971, Exeter Bus Station
226. LTA909
Southern National 1433, LTA909, a Duple Vista C29F bodied Bedford OB new in 1949 seen in Royal Blue livery loads for Swanage at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 10 September 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
227. LTA909
Southern National 1433, LTA909, a Duple C29F bodied Bedford OB, new in 1949, at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, London Victoria Coach Station
228. LYC731
Express Motors of Bontnewydd Caernarfon operate this Bedford OB with Duple bodywork. LYC731 dates from 1949 and was new to Blagdon Lioness of Blagdon.
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 2011, Rowsley
229. MHU49
Newly restored Bedford MHU49 seen at the BVBG/Avon Valley Railway Brislington rally/running day. It was Bristol Tramways’ first new post war Bedford, and their first new OB, taking the fleet number 207. It entered service in December 1949, fitted with a Duple B30F body, and saw service in Weston-super-Mare and Stroud before being withdrawn in 1958, retaining its petrol engine throughout.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 2012, Brislington
230. MHU49
Mid-Wales Motorways MHU49, acquired in February 1959 from the Bristol Omnibus Company, was a Bedford OB with a Duple B30F body and is seen in Welshpool alongside a Crosville Bristol/ECW.
Photo taken early 1971, Welshpool
231. MHU50
Whiteway of Waunfawr MHU50 was the former Bristol Tramways Bedford OB 228 with Duple B30F body which served Whiteway from 1957 to 1973. It was out of use in this photograph although had only been withdrawn fairly recently.
Photo taken 1974, Waunfawr
232. NPJ349
This Duple Vista C29F bodied Bedford OB was new in 1949 to Cooke, Stoughton and was acquired by Yellow Bus Services in 1952. NPJ349 is seen in Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
233. NPJ349
A nearside shot of NPJ349 a Duple Vista C29F bodied Bedford OB new in 1949 to Cooke, Stoughton and acquired by Yellow Bus Services in 1952 and seen in Guildford.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Farnham Road, Guildford
234. OEV889
Seen in the Farnham Road Bus Station in Guildford is Tillingbourne Valley, Chilworth OEV889, acquired in July 1959 from Rippingale, Gestingthorpe. It was a Bedford OB with a Duple Vista C29F body which had been new in 1949.
Photo taken Monday 31 August 1959, Farnham Road Bus Station, Guildford
235. OHK612
Sutton's, Clacton, OHK612 a Maudslay with Duple C33F body, taken on a day trip to Clacton on the express service from Victoria
Photo taken c.1959/60, Warwick Castle Coach Park, Clacton
236. SS7376
Sandwick Transport, Shetland, SS7376, a Bedford OB from 1949 with Duple Vista C29F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Sandwick, Shetland
237. TMY26
Tillingbourne Valley TMY26 was a Duple C29F bodied Bedford OB seen at Farnham Road Bus Station in Guildford. It had been new to Beach, Staines in January 1949, passing to Tillingbourne in January 1960.
Photo taken May 1962, Farnham Road Bus Station, Guildford
238. TMY700
Preserved Bedford TMY700, a 1949 Bedford OB with Duple Vista bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 18 September 2011, Duxford
239. 1949MN
Tours Isle of Man were operating this 1950 Bedford OB with classic Duple bodywork in 1985. Reregistered 1949MN, it was new to Baily of Turvy as HTM20.
Photo taken July 1986, St Johns, Isle of Man
240. 1949MN
Both former Tours (Isle of Man) Bedford OBs with Duple coachwork, 1949MN and 1950MN, pose together in preservation on the mainland while attending the 48th East Coast Run from Hull to Bridlington.
Photo taken Sunday 12 June 2016, Sewerby Fields, Bridlington
241. 1950MN
Protours (Isle of Man) Duple bodied Bedford OB Registration 1950MN, new (appropriately) in 1950.
Photo taken Friday 18 July 2008, opposite Villa Marina, Promenade, Douglas, Isle of Man
242. 1950MN
Both former Tours (Isle of Man) Bedford OBs with Duple coachwork, 1949MN and 1950MN, pose together in preservation on the mainland while attending the 48th East Coast Run from Hull to Bridlington.
Photo taken Sunday 12 June 2016, Sewerby Fields, Bridlington
243. BJV590
BJV590, a 1950 Bedford OB with Duple C24F bodywork new to Blackburn of Grimsby now in the livery of and operated by Taw and Torridge Coaches, Merton near Okehampton. Devon
Photo taken Sunday 6 October 2013, Winkleigh
244. BJV590
BJV590, a Bedford OB from 1950 with Duple C24F body at Callander on the "Trossachs Trundler" service (try saying that after a wee dram), a tourist board inspired connecting service between various visitor centres in Stirlingshire in 1993. Taken at this angle the body looks like it has been pushed back and the engine fitted as an afterthought!
Photo taken Monday 3 May 1993, Callander, Stirlingshire
245. CCF669
H.C. Chambers & Son of Bures, Suffolk operated CCF669, this superb Duple C29F bodied Bedford OB. It was new in June 1950.
Photo taken Monday 29 March 1971, Depot, Bures
246. DJR264
Mid-Wales Motorways DJR264, photographed in the yard at their Newtown garage, was a Bedford OB with a Duple C29F body new in 1950 which had been acquired from Hoskin, Blackwood in March 1967.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
247. EBW300
Slatter, Long Hanborough 22, EBW300, a Bedford OB with Duple C29F body new in January 1950 is seen here at Gloucester Green, Oxford. Withdrawn in February 1963 it became a mobile shop.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 August 1958, Gloucester Green, Oxford
248. FMO157
Thames Valley H10, FMO517, a Guy Arab III with a Duple H31/26R body new in 1950 is seen in Newbury at the Wharf.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
249. FMO515
Thames Valley 170, FMO515, seen in Newbury, was a Guy Arab III with a Duple L27/26RD body new in 1950 to Newbury & District which was acquired from them later in the year.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
250. FMO516
Thames Valley 171, FMO516, was a Guy Arab III with a Duple L27/26RD body new in 1950 and is seen in Newbury.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
251. FMO517
Thames Valley H10, FMO517, was a Guy Arab III with a Duple H31/26R body new in 1950 to Newbury & District which was acquired later in the year. It had been renumbered from 172 in 1955 and is seen in Newbury.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
252. FVA854
Albion Valiant CX39N with Duple body of 1950, FVA854 was originally owned by Hutchison of Overtown although recently it has acquired Western SMT livery.
Photo taken Sunday 8 April 2007, Kirkby Stephen
253. GCA747
Warstone Motors/Green Bus Service 15, GCA747, a Bedford OB built in 1950 with Duple Vista C29F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1981, Great Wyrley Garage
254. GCY842
This shot was taken at the Swansea end of the Swansea & Mumbles Tramway with tram no. 1 about to be passed by United Welsh 990, GCY842, a Guy Arab with Duple H31/26R body built in 1950.
Photo taken early 1950s, outside Victoria Station, Swansea
255. GDL779
Southern Vectis 219, GDL779, a Bedford OB with Duple C29F body new in June 1950
Photo taken June 1960, Newport, Isle of Wight
256. GFU700
With a Duple Vista C29F body, GFU700 was a Bedford OB, new in 1950, which had been acquired in April 1961 from Farmery, South Elmsall and was numbered 130 in the Premier Travel, Cambridge fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Haverhill Depot
257. GWF358
Connor & Graham, Easington, 16, GWF358, a Bedford OB built in 1949 with Duple Vista C29F bodywork. Probably preserved when photographed at the end of the East Coast run in 1972.
Photo taken June 1972, Scarborough
258. GWP577
GWP577 was a standard Bedford OB/Duple C29F new to Ketley, Stourport and acquired by O R Williams & Son (Whiteway) of Waenfawr/Waunfawr in 1958.
Photo taken 1974, Waunfawr
259. HGE219
J Watts of Reawick, HGE219, a Bedford OB built in 1950 with Duple Vista C29F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Lerwick, Shetland
260. HOT392
Thames Valley HOT392, seen in Newbury, carried fleet number H14 and was a Duple H31/26R bodied Guy Arab III which had been new in 1950 to Venture, Basingstoke which was acquired later in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
261. HOT392
Thames Valley H14, HOT392, a 1950 Guy Arab III with a Duple H31/26R body, seen at The Wharf, Newbury, was one of four ex-Venture, Basingstoke in May 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
262. HOT393
Seen at Newbury is Thames Valley H15, HOT393, which was a Guy Arab III with a Duple H31/26R body new in 1950 to Venture, Basingstoke and acquired later in the year by Thames Valley.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
263. HOT394
Thames Valley H16, HOT394, was a Guy Arab III with a Duple H31/26R body new in 1950. Originally numbered 178, it was renumbered in 1955 and is seen in Newbury.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
264. HOT808
Dell Chesham t/a Rover ran this Bedford OB with a Duple Vista C29F body which had been acquired from Fox, Amersham. HOT808 had been new in 1950 and was seen at Ascot races.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
265. HOU866
HOU866 was a Leyland PS1/1 with a Duple FC33C body dating from 1950.
Photo taken circa 1968, Shipley
266. HWO336
West Wales 52, HWO336, was one of the well-known Guy Arab IIIs with Duple lowbridge bodies bought by Red & White Services of Chepstow.
Photo taken Monday 22 June 1970, rear of the Depot, Tycroes Road, Tycroes
267. HWO341
New to Red & White Motor Service as L1649 in 1950, HWO341 is a Guy Arab III with Duple L27/26RD bodywork. It passed to Chambers of Bures, Suffolk in May 1967 for a second career.
Photo taken Monday 29 March 1971, Depot, Bures
268. HWO341
Afternoon shadows notwithstanding, popular HWO341 is still worthy of a second slide. New to Red & White as L1649 in February 1950, the Guy Arab III 6LW with Duple L27/26RD body prepares to convey me from Bury St Edmunds to Sudbury Bus Station via Lavenham and Acton.
Photo taken Monday 25 October 1971, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds
269. HYG870
Smith (t/a Blue Bell), March HYG870, a Bedford OB with a Duple Vista C29F body had been acquired from Yates, Morecambe in August 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, March
270. JDD494
Black & White 123, JDD494, a Duple FC30F bodied Bristol L6G seen at Victoria Coach Station
Photo taken Saturday 12 August 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
271. JDG786
Cheltenham District 74, JDG786, a 1950 Guy Arab III with Duple H31/26R body. The five buses in this batch were the last ordered under Red & White control, all subsequent deliveries being Bristols.
Photo taken 1962, High Street, Cheltenham
272. JDG787
Cheltenham District 75, JDG787, was new to Cheltenham District in 1950 and was a Duple H31/26R bodied Guy Arab III seen at the Cheltenham garage on the occasion of a P.S.V. Circle visit.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Cheltenham Garage
273. JDG790
Cheltenham District 78, JDG790, was a Guy Arab III with Duple H31/26R body seen at the garage in Cheltenham on a rather wet and dreary day.
Photo taken Sunday 24 July 1966, Cheltenham Garage
274. JDG790
Rear view of Cheltenham District 78, JDG790, a Guy Arab III with Duple H31/26R body seen at the garage in Cheltenham. Note the unusual shape of the rear window on the platform.
Photo taken Sunday 24 July 1966, Cheltenham Garage
275. JHP985
JHP985, a Duple Vista C29F bodied Bedford OB new in 1950 was acquired by Brady, Forest Green (Brown Motor Services) in October 1956 and is seen at Guildford (Farnham Road) Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Farnham Road Bus Station, Guildford
276. JWR823
Burrows 65, JWR823, one of two Maudslay Marathon III/Duple C33F new in February 1950, is resting in the Castle Street, Leeds overflow from the West Yorkshire Coach Station in Wellington Street. JWR 822 was withdrawn in September 1957 but 823 lasted until September 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 25 August 1956, parking area between Castle Street and Lisbon Street, Leeds
277. KEL679
Former Hants & Dorset 1950 Duple C24F bodied Bedford OB 687, KEL679, pictured outside the Forge Mill Needle Museum in Redditch (more interesting than it sounds!!) sometime in the late 1980s. The coach appeared to be on a connecting service between museums although who it was operated by is unknown.
Photo taken late 1980s, Forge Mill Needle Museum, Redditch
278. KEL94
Preserved Shamrock & Rambler KEL94, a 1950 Bedford OB with Duple C29F. This vehicle was new as KEL95 but following reregistration and a spell in Ireland has become KEL94.
Photo taken Sunday 21 July 2013, Anstey Park, Alton
279. KGY940
Premier Travel 113, KGY940, a Dennis Lancet J3 with Duple C35F body new in 1950, which Premier acquired in August 1958 from Popular of London E16. It was withdrawn in 1963.
Photo taken c.1959, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
280. KHA356
To aid the development of Midland Red's prestigious Coach Cruises 12 special coaches were introduced in 1950. Based on the C1 the bodywork was again by Duple to a Midland Red design and was of C26C configuration, designated C2. Seating was later increased to 30. This photograph shows 3356, KHA356, in Central Works following a pre-season check prior to return to Bearwood Depot for the 1961 season.
Photo taken April 1961, Carlyle Road Works, Birmingham
281. KNY731
Photographed in the yard of Mid Wales Motorways of Welshpool in August 1963 is KNY731 a Bedford OB with Duple 29 seat bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 1963, Welshpool
282. KPT333
Number 27 in the J.J. Baker part of the G. & B. Motor Services, Quarrington Hill fleet was KPT333, a Duple C35F bodied Maudslay Marathon III.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
283. KPW986
Lewis Coaches of Henstidge, Somerset, own KPW986, a classic Duple bodied Bedford OB. New in 1950 to Eagle Coaches of Norfolk in 1950 and was owned by them for 28 years. It spent ten years of the road before being bought and restored for further service by Lewis
Photo taken Sunday 16 August 2015, Top O Town Car Park, Dorchester
284. LDD455
Way of Credition were the original owner of this 1950 Albion Victor with Duple 31 seat coachwork, LDD455. It is seen descending the slope to the site of the earliest Trans Pennine Rallies in Harrogate.
Photo taken Sunday 6 August 1972, Harrogate
285. LNA367
W.Gell 1950 Bedford OB / Duple Vista coach LNA367
Photo taken Saturday 14 September 2002, Duxford
286. LNN353
Gash, Newark DD7, LNN353, a Daimler CVD6DD new in 1950 with a Duple L27/26RD body had been ordered by Skill, Nottingham and was intended to be 30, LTO30, but was sold to Gash before delivery.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1970
287. LNN353
Seen on a visit to Gash's garage is Gash, Newark DD7, LNN353, which was a Daimler CVD6, with a Duple L27/26RD body new in August 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 13 August 1967, Gash's Garage, Bowbridge Road, Newark
288. LOD495
Preserved Albion Victor FT39N with Duple C31F bodywork, LOD495, in the livery of Carmel Coaches of Exeter at the Heathfield Depot of Grey Cars on the occasion of the Grey Cars centenary.
Photo taken Saturday 27 April 2013, Grey Cars Heathfield Depot
289. LRO296
The Mountain Goat, Windermere, LRO296, a Bedford OB built in 1950 with Duple Vista C29F bodywork.
Photo taken late 1970s, Windermere?
290. LRR403
LRR403, a Daimler CVD6 with Duple L53RD body was operated by Classique Coaches, Paisley as part of their operations using preserved coaches and buses for Scottish Tours.
Photo taken Saturday 15 March 1980, Underwood Road, Paisley
291. LRR403
Seen in the yard behind Gash's garage is Gash, Newark DD8, LRR403, the second Daimler CVD6 with a Duple L27/26RD body which was new in August 1950. This had been intended to be Skill, Nottingham LTO 30 but was sold to Gash without being operated by Skill.
Photo taken Sunday 13 August 1967, Gash's Garage, Bowbridge Road, Newark
292. LRR490
This Duple Ambassador FC33C bodied Leyland PS2/3 still belonged to Hornsby, Ashby when seen in Bridge Street car park in Leeds. LRR490 had been new in September 1950 to Lee, Worksop, passed to Handley, Middleham in May 1951 and to Hornsby in March 1953.
Photo taken Friday 2 January 1959, Bridge Street Car Park, Leeds
293. LRR655
Barton 594, LRR655, a Duple bodied Bedford OB at a rally in the Doncaster area in June 1971 on the St. Leger Run which ran from Doncaster to Sandtoft.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1971, Doncaster
294. LTA629
Preserved Devon General TCR629, LTA629, an AEC Regal lll with Duple C32F bodywork at Heathfield Depot on the occaision of their centenary open day
Photo taken Saturday 27 April 2013, Grey Cars Heathfield Depot
295. LTA629
Ex-Greenslades Tours LTA629, an AEC Regal III 9621A with Duple A-Type C32F body, new to Devon General's Grey Cars fleet in 1950.
Photo taken Monday 7 May 1973, London Transport's Shepherd's Bush Garage
296. LTA629
Former Greenslades Tours of Exeter LTA629, an AEC Regal III 9621A with Duple A-Type C32F body, originally new to Devon General's Grey Cars fleet (TCR629) in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 5 August 1973, Halifax Petrol Station, King Cross Street, Halifax
297. LTA629
To compliment John Stringers 1973 rear view, preserved Devon General TCR629, LTA629, the same vehicle painted in Grey Cars livery, an AEC Regal lll with Duple C32F bodywork.
Photo taken June 2008, Chatsworth Vehicle Rally
298. LTA629
Former Greenslades LTA629, an AEC Regal III 9621A with Duple A-Type C32F body, new to Devon General's Grey Cars fleet (TCR629) in 1950.
Photo taken early 1974, Somewhere in Devon !
299. LTA729
LTA729, a Western National 1250 / Royal Blue Bristol LL6B with Duple C37F body, part of the Colin Billington collection. Taken on the 2012 Royal Blue run from the following Royal Blue coach - a timeless shot.
Photo taken Sunday 1 July 2012, Somerset
300. LTA750
Preserved ex-Southern National 1411 LTA750, a Bedford OB with Duple C27F body, new in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 2004, Duxford
301. LTA752
Preserved Bedford LTA752, a 1950 Bedford OB with Duple Vista bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 18 September 2011, Duxford
302. LTA752
Lodge's Coaches, High Easter, LTA752, aBedford OB built 1950 with Duple Vista bodywork modified by Lincolnshire Road Car. New as Western National 1413.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 November 2013, Middlesbrough
303. LTA759
Former Southern National 1420, LTA759, a Bedford OB with Duple C27F body of 1950 is seen operating for Tremains.
Photo taken 1968, Truro
304. LTO10
United Services (Bingley's) LTO10 was another fine example of the coach-style embellishments fitted to some of Duple's low-bridge double-deckers dating from the late 1940s. This Daimler CVD6 was originally delivered to Skills of Nottingham in 1950.
Photo taken Thursday 6 May 1965, Wakefield Bus Station
305. LTO10
Bingley, Kinsley operated LTO10, a Daimler CVD6DD with Duple L27/26RD body as part of the United Services fleet. It was one of three ordered by Skill, Nottingham and was delivered in 1950, passing to Bingley in July 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965
306. LUR446
Duple bodied Bedford OB LUR446, new to Kirby’s of Bushey Heath in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2012, Canvey Island
307. LUR446
Profile view of Duple bodied Bedford OB LUR446, new to Kirby’s of Bushey Heath in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2012, Canvey Island
308. LYD135
Wessex Coaches, Bristol, LYD135 an AEC Regal III built in 1950 with full fronted Duple coachwork.
Photo taken April 1970, Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station
309. MHU52
Worthen Travel, Shrewsbury, MHU52, a Bedford OB built 1950 with Duple B30F bodywork. Taken in the Ironbridge area, this had been new as Bristol Tramways 210.
Photo taken Ironbridge
310. MHU52
Mid-Wales Motorways MHU52, acquired in February 1959 from the Bristol Omnibus Company, was a Bedford OB with a Duple B29F body which was pictured in the yard at their main garage in Newtown.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
311. MHY765
The bonneted Leyland Comet was intended as an export only chassis when it was introduced in 1947. However a few were sold in the UK and, now preserved, this Duple bodied example of 1950, MHY765, was new to Orient Coaches of Bristol.
Photo taken Sunday 18 September 2011, South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Aldwarke, Rotherham
312. MHY765
Orient Coaches of Bristol MHY765, a preserved 1950 Leyland Comet with Duple C32F body.
Photo taken Sunday 17 June 2012, Peak Rail Centre, Rowsley
313. MHY765
MHY765, which was apparently the very first Leyland Comet PSV. The body is unmistakably Duple and the whole vehicle is something a little bit different. It is restored in the livery of its original owner, Orient Coaches of Bristol. The lighting highlights the front axle and shows the lightweight construction of the chassis.
Photo taken Sunday 28 October 2012, Piece Hall, Halifax
314. MHY765
MHY765 Leyland Comet with Duple body of Orient Coaches.
Photo taken Sunday 21 June 2015, Peak Rail Rally, Rowsley
315. MYB33
Bedford OB/Duple C29F MYB33 was new in 1950 to Safeway Services, South Petherton, Somerset. Delivered in October of that year it must have been one of the last OB's built, at least with a coach body.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2014, Normanby Hall Country Park, near Scunthorpe
316. MYB33
Classic Coaches, Wombourne, MYB33, a Bedford OB built in 1950 with Duple Vista C29F bodywork.
Photo taken Ironbridge area
317. OFC204
South Midland 65, OFC204, was an AEC 6821A Regal III with a Duple C30F body new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, rear of Course Road Depot, Ascot
318. OPB536
Brady (Brown Motor Services), Forest Green OPB536 was a Leyland CPO1 Comet with a Duple C32F body new in April 1950 seen here in the Farnham Road bus station in Guildford.
Photo taken Saturday 20 December 1958, Farnham Road Bus Station, Guildford
319. PPU767
Dell, Chesham (t/a Rover Bus Service) PPU767, a Bedford OB with a Duple Vista C29F body rests in Clacton. It had been new to Lansdowne Luxury Coaches, London E.11 in 1950 and was acquired by Dell in November 1952.
Photo taken Tuesday 1 September 1959, Clacton
320. PTW623
Eastern National 222, PTW623, a Maudslay Marathon III with Duple FC33F body, new in 1950 with fleet number 4108.
Photo taken 1959/60, Central London?
321. REV213
Moore, Saffron Walden bought REV213 in August 1950 and the Duple C29F bodied Bedford OB is seen in the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Saffron Walden
322. SS7486
Preserved Stark's of Dunbar C22, SS7486, a Bedford OB built in 1950 with Duple Vista C29F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1978, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate
323. SW8039
Bee-Line Roadways, Middlesbrough, SW8039, a Bedford OB built n 1950 with Duple Vista C29F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Eston, Middlesbrough
324. TVU950
The history of Dunnet Motors of Keiss dates back to the 1880s when they first provided a horsedrawn goods service between Wick station and Keiss, the railway having reached Wick in July 1874. From about 1920 their buses became a familiar sight between Wick and Keiss and, from 1942, between Wick and John o' Groats. They operated a varied fleet which at one time included a pair of Pickering-bodied Regals which came from Northern General and a pre-war ex-Chesterfield Regent which came north via McLennan of Spittalfield. I almost once travelled on one of the Regals but that's another story!
Photo taken c.1971, Wick, High Street
325. AFL878
Longland, Crowland AFL878 was a Bedford SB with a Duple Vega C33F body new to them in August 1951 and is seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
326. BEP882
In the yard at their Newtown garage is Mid-Wales Motorways BEP882 which was a Bedford OB with a Duple B30F body new in March 1951.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
327. BEP882
Preserved Mid-Wales Motors BEP882, a Bedford OB with Duple body new in March 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 21 April 2013, Brooklands Gathering
328. CKS75
Adam Atkinson of Morebattle had CKS75, an early Bedford SB built in 1951 with Duple C33F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Morebattle
329. DRN357
Scout Motor Services, Preston operated three of these Duple Roadmaster C41F bodied Leyland Royal Tigers new in 1951 and this one, DRN357, a PSU1/11, is seen at Singleton Street, Preston.
Photo taken Sunday 7 April 1957, Singleton Street, Preston
330. DRN358
Scout Motor Services Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/15, DRN358, with Duple Ambassador C41C body parked at Singleton Street, Preston was one of five to this design new in 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 7 April 1957, Singleton Street, Preston
331. EFV145
EFV145, a Leyland PSU1/15 with Duple Roadmaster C41F body, new to Standerwick (no125) in 1951 and transferred to the main Ribble fleet as no1054 in 1963. It was wthdrawn in October 1965. For a contractor's vehicle it still looks very smart in Wimpey's bright yellow and black livery: it might make a good Dinky toy repaint!
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1967, Rock-A-Nore Road Coach Park, Hastings
332. EFV146
Ribble 1055 (former Standerwick 121), EFV146, was one of the distinctive Duple Roadmaster-bodied Leyland Royal Tigers from 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 14 June 1964, Chester Street, Bus Station, Bradford
333. EFV148
Standerwick 123, EFV148, was a Duple Roadmaster C41F bodied Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger, new in 1951, seen at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, London Victoria Coach Station
334. FBW556
Slatter, Long Hanborough 24, FBW556, seen at Ascot racecourse was an early Bedford SB, new in October 1951, with a Duple C33F body.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
335. GDW981
Safeguard, Guildford acquired Bedford SB GDW981, which had a Duple Vega C33F body, from Alpha, Brighton in April 1954, it having been new to Diaper, Newport in 1951. It is seen at Onslow Street Bus Station in Guildford and, after withdrawal, it passed to Fullbrook, Yateley in April 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 4 October 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
336. GRP335
Hooks, Great Oakley GRP335 was a Bedford SB with a Duple Vega C33F body seen in the Bus Station at Colchester.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Bus Station
337. GVA289
Ledgard GVA289, a Duple Roadmaster C41F bodied Leyland PSU1/11 Royal Tiger had been new to Baxter, Airdrie in 1951 and was acquired by Ledgard in 1957. It is seen here entering one of the coachparks in Blackpool.
Photo taken Sunday 29 March 1964, Blackpool
338. HJF59
New as Provincial, Leicester B5 in December 1951, HJF59, a Duple C33F bodied Bedford SB, had passed to Bingham & Easton, Milking Nook, Peterborough by July 1956 with whom it is seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough. It passed in May 1960 to Moore, Sleaford.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
339. J1293
An example of the Duple metal framed Vega body built before production was sub-contracted to Brush in Loughborough. J1293, Redline Tours, St. Helier 2, was a Bedford SB with a Duple C33F body, new in March 1951 to Whittle, Highley as GUX778.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Esplanade, St Helier
340. J1341
J1341, Redline Tours, St. Helier 3, seen outside the Redline booking office, was a Bedford SB with a Duple C33F body acquired in May 1958 from Chandler, Send.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Esplanade, St Helier
341. J1543
Redline Tours, St. Helier 12, J1543, a Bedford SB with a Duple Vega C33F body was acquired from Blue Eagle, St. Helier in January 1966.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Esplanade, St Helier
342. J17704
New to Craker, Bromley as NKO234 in May 1951, J17704, a Bedford SB with a Duple Vega C33F body had operated for Shamrock Tours ,St. Helier from August 1964 until June 1972.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, outside Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
343. JBY804
Duple bodied Bedford OB JBY804, new in 1951 to Barber of Mitcham and bought by Cyril Kenzie of Shepreth in 1966 for private hire work
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 2012
344. KAB282
McKechnie & Cole (Cream Bus Service), Stamford 12, KAB283, a Bedford SB which had a Duple C33F body had been new in July 1951 and is seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough. Along with the other twenty buses in the fleet it passed to Barton Transport in February 1961 becoming number 889.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
345. KNY960
Gelligaer Leyland single decker 1, KNY960, on a wet day. The distinctive building in the background should identify the location. Steam in the background suggests railway or colliery activity. KNY960 was new in 1951, a Leyland PS1/1 with a Duple B35F body.
Photo taken Hanbury Square, Bargoed
346. LAO630
Henderson of Alston, LAO630, an Albion Victor FT39N built in 1951 with Duple C31F bodywork, the whole weighing in at 5tons 6cwt. Subsequently preserved but with an open radiator and, in the view of the photographer, looking better as seen here (even if in need of restoration).
Photo taken August 1972, Garage, Alston
347. LOE300
Former South Notts 64, LOE300, by the time of this photo kept by the Royal British Legion at Gotham. It was a Leyland PSU1/15 with Duple Roadmaster body new in 1951 to Jackson of West Bromwich.
Photo taken Monday 14 May 1979, near the South Notts Depot, Gotham
348. LRW377
Samuel Ledgard LRW377 was an ex-demonstrator Daimler Freeline with a Duple B36D body new in 1951 and is seen at the Weston Estate terminus of the service from Otley Bus Station on which it was a regular performer with Ledgard arriving in 1956 and serving until 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 30 June 1957, Weston Estate Terminus, Otley
349. LTA729
Two preserved Royal Blue Bristol Ls, 1228, HOD30, and 1250, LTA729.
Photo taken Sunday 10 August 2008, Brislington
350. LTA895
LTA895 was brought out for us to inspect on the last morning of the 2015 Royal Blue run. We were following the old A30 route and this vehicle is based near Summercourt. It's in working order but has lost it's seats and fittings to some more modern 8 seats or so. Dating from 1951 it's a Bristol LL6B with Duple C37F body. I last saw it in 1974.
Photo taken Sunday 21 June 2015, A field near Summercourt
351. LTA898
LTA898 is a Bristol LL6B with Duple C37F body, new to Royal Blue / Southern National in 1951 as fleet number 1269. It was made famous when it appeared in the jigsaw puzzle in front of The Greyhound Inn at Corfe Castle.
Photo taken Thursday 31 January 2013, private site in Staffordshire
352. LTA958
LTA958 was in service at the BVBG main event at Brislington, but I missed a chance to travel on it. Dating from 1951 when it joined the Southern National fleet, it is a Bristol LL6B with Duple C37F body.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2016, Brislington
353. LYH591
LYH591 was the first of a pair of Bedford SBs with Duple Vega C41F bodies new to United Service Transport, London S.W. 17 in June 1951. Carrying fleet number 1082, it is seen at Ascot races.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
354. MAH633
Still around in the mid 1970s was MAH333 which was a 1951 Bedford SB/Duple Vega C33F new to Brown (Norfolk Coachways) Attleborough. Their livery was red & black, so it was no longer with them, but I can't remember whose it was when I photographed it. It appears to have a PSV disc in place. I'm not too sure about the masking tape sun visor though.
Photo taken c. 1974-1975
355. MFM39
Preserved Crosville SL71, MFM39, a 1951 Bedford OB with Duple Vista C29F coachwork. It is colloquially known as Bosworth.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 2013, Brislington Park & Ride
356. MLF429
New to Samuelson New Transport, London S.W.1 in 1951, MLF429 which was a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger with a Duple Ambassador C37C body had passed to Banfield, London S.E.15 in May 1959. Banfield operated a number of coaches on a contract with Cunard Eagle Airways and these were painted in Cunard livery. It was being used by Banfield for a trip to Ascot races.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
357. MPT410
AJ Eunson, Virkie, Shetland MPT410, a Bedford OB built in 1951 with a Duple Vista C29F body.
Photo taken August 1973, Near Sumburgh, Shetland
358. MPT584
Duple Ambassador C41C bodied Leyland Royal Tiger MPT584 had been new to Summerson Brothers, West Auckland in 1951. It passed first to Cowell, Sunderland and then to Julius & Lockwood, London S.E.15 and is seen here at Ascot in Cunard Eagle Airways livery after it had passed with the Julius & Lockwood business to Banfield, London S.E. 15 who had the contract to provide Cunard Eagle with coaches.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
359. MPW455
This 1951 Bedford SB carries Duple coach work and was new to Stainsby of Heacham. It is seen at the former Wallace Arnold depot in Leeds taking part in a Huddersfield Rally in 1986. It is currently owned by Mossley Coach Dealers of South Elmsall.
Photo taken August 1986, Leeds
360. OPH528
Taylor, Caterham 54, OPH528, a Bedford OB with a Duple Vista C29F body.
Photo taken late 1962/early 1963
361. PPH698
PPH698, a Bedford SB with Duple C33F body new in 1951 to H. R. Richmond of Epsom. Surrey who later became Epsom Coaches
Photo taken Sunday 29 July 2012, Marine Parade, Worthing
362. RVW100
RVW100, a Bedford OB with Duple C29C body operated by H.Boon, new to Ashdown, Danbury in early 1951.
Photo taken Saturday 22 May 1965, Seaway Car Park, Southend
363. WMY34
WMY34 was a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger with a Duple Ambassador C41C body new to Venture, London N.W.2 in 1951. It passed to Banfield, London S.E.17 in January 1960 and is seen here at Ascot in Cunard Eagle Airways livery for which Banfield had a contract. It was withdrawn in 1964 and passed to Embassy Bingo, Strood as a non-P.S.V.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
364.
McKechnie & Cole (Cream Bus Service), Stamford 10, FTL439, seen here in Bishops Road Bus Station in Peterborough was a Bedford SB with a Duple C33F body new in January 1952. In February 1961 it passed to Barton, Chilwell as number 888 and was withdrawn in 1963 after which it passed to Leonard Cheshire Home, West Bridgford as a non-P.S.V.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
365.
An unidentified Albion Victor FT39 with Duple body withdrawn at the premises of Cadman's of Thorne, near Doncaster.
Photo taken October 1982, Cadman's premises, Thorne Moorends, nr. Doncaster
366. BEN302
JD Peace, Kirkwall, Orkney, BEN302, a Bedford SB built 1952 with Duple C35F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Peace's Garage, Burnmouth Road, Kirkwall, Orkney
367. EHH799
Banstead Coaches EHH779, a 1952 Duple C28F bodied Bedford SB, acquired in January 1958 is seen at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 11 April 1959, Wembley Stadium
368. FTL754
Delaine, Bourne 34, FTL754, was a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger with a Duple Ambassador C41C body new in March 1952 and is seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough. It was withdrawn by 3/59 and passed to Johnson, Rushden.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
369. HBU216
Another Crimson vehicle, HBU216, a Bedford SB with Duple C33F body new in 3/52 to Shaw, Oldham and with Crimson from 5/55 to 7/64.
Photo taken St Ives, Cornwall
370. J18514
J18514, Redline Tours, St. Helier 9, was a Bedford SB with a Duple Vega C33F body new to R.A.Richards trading as Trurorian in January 1952 as OCV146.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Esplanade, St Helier
371. J3256
Holiday Tours, St. Helier 8, J3256, a Bedford SB with a Duple C37F body was seen at their garage at Wheatlands, St. Peter.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Wheatlands, St. Peter, Jersey
372. JOU914
This photograph of JOU914, a Bedford SB with Duple C33F body new in 1952, poses a question. It has been in the collection of David Burrows for nearly 25 years but he has no information on who took it or where it is. The coach is owned by Basil Williams (Hants & Sussex) we know, and it subsequently came to Moody, Northfleet for a few years.
Photo taken 1952/3, Brunswick Street, Liverpool
373. JWS594
Edinburgh Corporation bought a number of second hand wartime Guy Arabs from London in the early 1950s to speed up their tram replacement programme. They were rebodied by Duple subsiduary Nudd.
Photo taken August 1980, Harrogate
374. KGB261
KGB261, Mac Brayne's 150 was the first of ten Bedford OLAZ with Duple C25F bodies new in 1952. It is seen here at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness. A further twelve had bodies with mail compartments.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
375. KGB263
With a Duple C25F body on the Bedford OLAZ chassis, MacBrayne 152, KGB263, was new in 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
376. KGB265
Bedford OLAZ KGB265 was MacBrayne's 154, new in September 1952, and is seen in Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness. It was one of twenty-two similar Duple bodied vehicles new that year, this one having a C25F body whilst nine had C20FM and three had C14FM bodies for carrying Royal Mail letters and parcels.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
377. KGB266
MacBrayne 155, KGB266, was a Bedford OLAZ new in September 1952, seen in Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness. It was one of twenty-two similar Duple bodied vehicles new that year, this one having a C25F body whilst nine had C20FM and three had C14FM bodies for carrying Royal Mail letters and parcels.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
378. KWO43
Cubitt (contractor) KWO43, a Guy Arab LUF built in 1952 with Duple Roadmaster C37F bodywork. A dull livery on a dull day almost made this invisible, it had been new to Red & White as UC11.52.
Photo taken April 1972, Garston, Liverpool
379. LUF600
Southdown 1600, LUF600, the first of twenty Duple Ambassador C41C bodied Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tigers new in 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
380. LUF601
Southdown 1601, LUF601, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/15 with Duple C41C body, new in 1952 and alongside 1030, OUF130, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with a Beadle C41C body, new in 1954.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
381. MLL250
Numbered 1026 in the fleet of Blue Belle, London S.W.9, MLL250 was an early Bedford SB with a Duple C33F body which had been new in March 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
382. NTJ526
Bailey, Turvey acquired NTJ526 from Hood, Morecambe in February 1959. It was an Albion FT39N Victor with Duple FC33F body which had been new to Battersby, Morecambe in March 1952 and is seen in Bedford.
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1960, The Broadway, Bedford
383. TVW388
Letch, Sible Hedingham TVW388 was a Bedford SB with a Duple Vega body which was seen at Braintree. It was acquired in September 1955 from L.C. Meggs, Halstead to whom it had been new in March 1952 and passed to McGregor, Sible Hedingham in June 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Braintree Bus Park
384. XMT80
XMT80, a Leyland Royal Tiger with Duple C37C body built in 1952. Originally owned by Venture, Hendon and sold in 1960 to Banfields.
Photo taken Sunday 31 January 1965, Seaway Car Park, Southend
385. XRE849
Green's of Thorney XRE849, a Bedford SB with Duple Vega C37F body, originally new to Nickolls of Milford, Staffs in 1952. Alongside is Premier Travel UDK314, an AEC Reliance MU3RA with Burlingham Seagull C41F body, new to Yelloway, Rochdale in 1959.
Photo taken September 1969, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
386. FCK569
Seen at Victoria Coach Station is Scout, Preston FCK569, which was a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger with a Duple Coronation Ambassador C41C body, the last one of three new in 1953.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 June 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
387. GBW818
Slatter, Long Hanborough 25, GBW818, was a Bedford SB with a Duple Vega C33F body new in April 1953 which is seen here at Gloucester Green, Oxford.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 August 1958, Gloucester Green, Oxford
388. HFN1
East Kent HFN1 was one of two Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tigers with a Duple Coronation Ambassador C32C bodies which was seen at Victoria Coach Station in London.
Photo taken Sunday 28 June 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
389. JKU500
Feather Brothers (Wallace Arnold Group) JKU500, was an AEC Regal IV with a Duple C41C body of 1953. The company was bought by Wallace Arnold in 1955, but it retained its Feather Brothers identity until withdrawal in 1960.
Photo taken 1960, Whitby Harbour
390. JTH791
Eynon, Trimsaran JTH791 was a Nudd Brothers & Lockyear (later 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
391. JWS601
Edinburgh 321, JWS601, was an ex-London Transport utility Guy Arab 5LW (G264 - GYL405) rebodied on acquisition by Duple/Nudd in 1953 as H31/24R and fitted with Leyland PD2/20 style grille.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 July 1965, Princes Street
392. JWS603
Edinburgh 323, JWS603, was a former wartime LT Guy Arab II (HGC177), rebuilt in 1953 with this Duple/Nudd H31/24R body.
Photo taken 1965, Leith Walk, Edinburgh
393. JWS623
Edinburgh 343, JWS623, was a former London Transport Guy Arab II of 1943 (GYL349), rebuilt by Duple/Nudd with this semi-full front H31/24R body in 1953.
Photo taken 1965, Leith Walk (Antigua St.)/London Rd, Edinburgh
394. LYP425
Samuelson, London S.W.1 LYP425, a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger had a Duple Ambassador C37C body and is seen at Victoria Coach Station in Hunting Clan livery for one of Samuelson’s airport contracts.
Photo taken Sunday 16 October 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
395. MCD48
Southdown 1648, MCD48, was one of five Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tigers with a Duple Coronation Ambassador C41C body new in 1953 and is seen here on South Parade, Southsea.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, South Parade, Southsea
396. MUF650
Southdown 1650, MUF650, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/16 with Duple body, seen in Wellington Street coach station in Leeds was operating on a service to Harrogate from Worthing via Brighton as shown by the roof boards and the 'Through coach to Harrogate' on the front.
Photo taken Saturday 1 September 1956, Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
397. MUF659
Southdown 1659, MUF659, a Duple Ambassador C41C bodied Leyland PSU1/16 Royal Tiger new in 1953 is seen at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, London Victoria Coach Station
398. NUW965
Seen here at Ascot racecourse, Moore (t/a Imperial), Windsor NUW965 was a Bedford SB with a Duple C35F body which had been new to Timpson, London S.E.6 in June 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
399. NUW966
New to Timpson, London S.E.6 in June 1953 but seen here at Ascot with Moore (t/a Imperial), Windsor, NUW966 was a Bedford SB with a Duple C35F body.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
400. NXL847
NXL847, a AEC Regal III with Duple C39F body new in 1953 to Eastern Belle, Bow. Currently owned by Roger Burdett of Coventry who bought it from WHM (Brentwood) Ltd t/a Brentwood Coaches.
Photo taken Saturday 28 April 2012, Cultra
401. ODV38
Blue Coaches of Woolacombe ODV38, a 1953 Bedford SB with Duple Vega body.
Photo taken July 1969, Mortehoe, North Devon
402. 16412
Tally Ho!, St. Peter Port, Guernsey acquired this Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C36F body from Tantivy, St. Helier 24 in February 1973. Here it is registered 16412 whereas it had been J25784 with Tantivy, whose livery it still carried when photographed on the quayside at St. Peter Port. Ithad originally been CEN535 when new in May 1954 to Auty, Bury.
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 1973, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
403. 49CMF
49CMF was a Bedford SB ex-Fountain of Twickenham but here pictured with Moody, Northfleet.
Photo taken May 1971, Rose Street, Northfleet
404. 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
405. 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
406. HJG18
East Kent HJG18, a Dennis Lancet with Duple C41C body, new in 1954
Photo taken c. 1956, London Victoria Coach Station
407. HJG4
East Kent HJG4 was a Duple Ambassador IV C41C bodied Dennis Lancet UF new in 1954 seen at Victoria Coach Station. It had been new as C26C for touring coach duties and was upseated in March 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, London Victoria Coach Station
408. HTL78
McKechnie & Cole (Cream Bus Service), Stamford 7, HTL78, was a Bedford SBG with a Duple C36F body new in April 1954 and is seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough. It was one of twenty-one buses which passed with the business to Barton Transport in February 1961 and was numbered 893.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
409. KWV194
Warren's of Ticehurst KWV194, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Duple Elizabethan C41C body, new in 1954 to Shergold of Tidworth.
Photo taken July 1970, Madeira Drive, Brighton
410. MCG149
New in 1954 to Yellow Bus Services MCG149 was a Bedford SBO with Duple Vega C39F body and is seen in Onslow Street Bus Station, Guilford.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
411. MUF620
Southdown 620, MUF620, a 1954 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 fitted with Duple (Nudd Bros & Lockyer) B39F bodywork.
Photo taken 1966, Marine Parade, Worthing
412. MUF625
Southdown 625, MUF625, a 1954 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with Duple (Nudd Bros & Lockyer) B39F bodywork, pictured shortly before withdrawal.
Photo taken 1968, Pool Valley Bus Station, Brighton
413. NCD666
Southdown 1666, NCD666, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/16 with Duple C41C body, new in 1954
Photo taken c. 1956, London Victoria Coach Station
414. 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
415. NUF74
Southdown entered 1845, NUF74, a Duple Ambassador C26C bodied Leyland PSU1/16 Royal Tiger in the British Coach Rally. It is seen here in Sutherland Street before starting its journey from Victoria Coach Station to Brighton. It had been new in 1954 as number 1674 when it seated 41. It was reseated and renumbered in 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Sutherland Street, London
416. OAD191
OAD191, a Duple Elizabethan C41C bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance was new to Cottrell, Mitcheldean in July 1954 and was seen at the Council Depot, Craneford Way, Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
417. OWT325
Burrows 87, OWT325, an AEC Reliance new in December 1954 with Duple Elizabethan C41F body is seen in Leeds Bus Station next to a Kippax Motors Leyland bodied PD2/1 after that operator had been acquired by Wallace Arnold Tours.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1956, Leeds Central Bus Station
418. OWT325
Having just entered the Coliseum Bus Station in Blackpool is Burrows, Wombwell 87, OWT325, an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Elizabethan C41F body new in 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1964, Coliseum Bus Station, Blackpool
419. OXT303
New in June 1954 as number 1402 in the Blue Belle, London S.W.9 fleet, OXT303 had a Duple C38F body fitted to its Bedford SBO chassis and was seen at Ascot races.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
420. PPW848
Eastern Counties BVS848, reg. PPW848, a Bedford SBO with Duple DP35F body, new in 1954, seen here at the pumps with a collection of Eastern Counties buses behind including FL LFL57 on the left
Photo taken Tuesday 18 August 1964, Norwich Bus Station
421. PPW852
Eastern Counties BVS852, PPW852, was a Bedford SBO with a Duple DP35F body. Originally seating C37F and one of eighteen such coaches new in 1954 it was originally numbered BV852 and was renumbered in 1959 after being re-seated and repainted into bus livery. These vehicles had Gardner 4LK engines, rather than the usual Perkins one and also had David Brown 5-speed gearboxes.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
422. PPW863
Eastern Counties BV863, PPW863, was a Bedford SBO with a Duple C37F body new in July 1954, seen here in Clacton.
Photo taken Tuesday 1 September 1959, Clacton
423. 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
424. VPA261
Yellow Bus Services Ltd. VPA261 seen at Onslow Street Bus Station in Guildford was a Dennis L9 Falcon with Duple C35F coachwork new in June 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
425. VPA262
Yellow Bus Services Ltd. VPA262 seen at Onslow Street Bus Station in Guildford was a Dennis L9 Falcon with Duple C35F coachwork new in June 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
426. 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
427. VS6440
Seen at Spittalfield is VS6440, a Duple Elizabethan C41C bodied Atkinson PL745H Alpha which had been new in November 1954 to Doig, Greenock. It passed to Blair & Palmer, Carlisle in May 1963, to MacRae, Fortrose in June 1967 and to McLennan in 1968, entering service in July 1969.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1970, Spittalfield
428. 240EMC
240EMC, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC with Duple C41C body, operated by Empire's Best on hire to Wimpey. This coach was new in 1955 to Venture, Hendon and was acquired by Empire's Best in 1960
Photo taken Saturday 27 March 1965, Seaway Car Park, Southend
429. 475CTW
Bedford SBG 475CTW, seen on an excursion to Ascot races, had been new to Hooks, Great Oakley in 1955 with a Duple C38F body.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
430. 74EMU
Spiers, Henley-on-Thames 74EMU was a Commer Avenger II with a Duple C41F body which was new to him in May 1955 and which was taking part in the 1959 British Coach Rally. It is seen here in Sutherland Street whilst waiting to take up its position at the start line in Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Sutherland Street, London
431. 762DMV
Everyman Coaches of Maudlin, Chichester operated this 1955 Seddon Mk III, with Duple 'Elizabethan' C41C body. 762DMV was purchased from A C Luxury Coaches of SE15 who apparently had three, 761-3 DMV!
Photo taken Saturday 11 July 1964, Susans Road Central Coach Station, Eastbourne
432. 936GMH
Jennings, Clare 936GMH, an AEC MU3RV Reliance with Duple Elizabethan C41C body leaves King’s Cross Coach Station, Pentonville Road on the last evening of use of the station.
Photo taken Sunday 31 October 1965, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
433. ASB374
J W Wylie, Stromness, Orkney, ASB374, a Bedford SBO built 1955 with Duple C36F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Stromness, Orkney
434. DCC125
Preserved former Whiteways DCC125, a Bedford SBG with Duple Super-Vega C38F body, new in June 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 9 October 2011, Central Park, Canvey Island
435. FVD684
Moody's Northfleet Bedford SB Duple Vega FVD684.
Photo taken sometime in 1968, Rose Street, Northfleet, Kent
436. HBA137
Blue Bird (JDW) HBA137, Bedford SB / Duple. Ex Fords (Shotley).
Photo taken October 1972, Ipswich
437. 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
438. LRP700
Seen at Ascot, LRP700 was a Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub with a Duple Elizabethan C41C body new to York Bros., Northampton 61 in June 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
439. LUT805
LUT805 was an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1955 with Duple Elizabethan C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Limerick
440. LUX336
Vagg, Knockin Heath LUX336 was a Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C36F body new in March 1955.
Photo taken early 1971
441. LVA871
Tyne Valley Coaches 8, LVA871 was an Albion FT39ALF with Duple C35F bodywork which had been ‘new’ in May 1955 to Hutchison’s of Overtown. It was one of four similar vehicles new to Hutchison’s in 1955 (LVA872, LVD 635 & LVD 891 being the others) and started life in February 1954 as an unregistered Albion demonstrator (chassis only) before being sold to Millburn Motors. Fitted with its Duple body, it was sold to Hutchison in May 1955.
Photo taken 1969, Acomb Depot
442. LVA872
Gibson, Moffatt LVA872, an Albion FT39AL with a Duple C35F body was acquired in April 1961 from Hutchison, Overtown to whom it had been new in 1955. It is seen outside the Western S.M.T. office in Dumfries.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
443. LVD232
Mobile home LVD232, an Albion Victor FT39A built in 1955 with Duple bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Dundee
444. MGV777
Mulley, Ixworth 55, MGV777, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple C41F body which was seen at the Council Depot, Craneford Way, Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
445. MHO627
Safeguard, Guildford MHO627 was a Duple bodied Bedford SB and is seen at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Ascot
446. NOR511
Seen at Whipsnade Zoo is Barton 772, NOR511, which was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Elizabethan body which had been acquired in 1957 from Creamline, Bordon to whom it was new in 1955. It had a special roof luggage rack. It was rebuilt to become the first of the ten Barton BTS2 models in 1969. Fitted with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F body it became number 1130 and was re-registered to YRR508H.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1959, Whipsnade Zoo
447. OCG9
Barton 771, OCG9, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Elizabethan C43F body new in July 1955 to Creamline, Bordon. It was acquired in April 1957 and is seen at Huntingdon Street Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Huntingdon Street Bus Station, Nottingham
448. ONP659
Spiers, Henley-on-Thames ONP659 was a Commer Avenger III with a Duple C39F body which was taking part in the 1959 British Coach Rally. It is seen here in Sutherland Street whilst waiting to take up its position at the start line in Victoria Coach Station. It was new to Price, Romsley in May 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Sutherland Street, London
449. PDD980
Marchant, Cheltenham ran this AEC MU3RV Reliance with Duple Elizabethan C43F body, PDD980, new in 1955 as number 28.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, outside Marchant's premises, High Street, Cheltenham
450. REL57
Reliance, Newbury 106, REL57, was one of three Bedford SBGs with Duple Vega C38F bodies acquired from Shamrock & Rambler in 1965 and is seen at their garage.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Reliance Garage, Newbury
451. RKC226
Liverpool L125, RKC226, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 built ca 1955 with Duple H32/26R bodywork.
Photo taken September 1969, Old Haymarket, Liverpool
452. RKC227
Liverpool L126, RKC227, a Leyland PD2/20 of 1955 with Duple H32/26R body
Photo taken 1961, Pier Head
453. RLM591
United Service Transport of Merton, South London 1088, RLM591, a 1955 Bedford SBO with Duple 'Vega' coachwork on the daily summer express service to Eastbourne.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1965, Susans Road Central Coach Station, Eastbourne
454. RUE696
Wessex Coaches, Bristol, RUE696, a Bedford SBG built in 1955 with Duple C38F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station construction site
455. SNX336
Williamson, Shrewsbury acquired SNX336 in March 1966 from Ashley, Dawley, who had in turn acquired it from Edwards, Llanrwst in October 1962. This Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C37F body had been new to Wainfleet, Nuneaton in July 1955 and passed to Edwards in August 1962.
Photo taken early 1971, Barker Street Bus Station, Shrewsbury
456. UAE963
Wessex Coaches, Bristol, UAE963 a Bedford SB with Duple Vega C38F bodywork and built around 1955.
Photo taken July 1970, Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station
457. UTE746
Park Coachways of West Vale near Halifax UTE746, a Bedford SBG with Duple Super Vega C38F body, new in 1955.
Photo taken June 1971, Brow Bridge Garage, West Vale, near Halifax
458. VBM342
Bickers VBM342, Commer / Duple.
Photo taken August 1972, Ipswich
459. VTD214
Simpson, Gargrave (Pennine Motor Services) VTD214 was a Leyland ECPO2/1R Comet with Duple C36F body new in 1955 and is seen in Saville Street, Leeds operating on the Blackpool service on hire to the Yorkshire Pool operators. One of the ECW bodied AEC Regal IVs of Tillings Transport can be seen in the background.
Photo taken Saturday 11 August 1956, Saville Street, Leeds
460. WDP449
WDP449 is a classic Bedford SB Duple Vega and was parked up in the approach road at Corfe Castle station sometime during my 1967 holidays. We (the parents and siblings) were staying in a Pullman holiday coach at Corfe Castle.
Photo taken 1967, Corfe Castle, Dorset
461. WPH10
Seen at Teddington Station operating a railway replacement service is Thomas, West Ewell WPH10, a Bedford SBO with a Duple C38F body new in March 1955.
Photo taken October 1964, Teddington Station
462. 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. It is seen here in Onslow Street Bus Station in Guildford.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
463. 601BPA
601BPA was a 1956 Bedford SBG with a Duple body in the fleet of Thomas, West Ewell. It was acquired from Richmond, Epsom in May 1962 and is seen here at Teddington Station whilst operating a railway replacement service.
Photo taken October 1964, Teddington Station
464. GJV34
GJV34 was a Duple C41F bodied Commer Avenger III T85A in the fleet of R.W. Appleby of Conisholme, North Somercotes, Lincolnshire. It was new in March 1956.
Photo taken Friday 2 April 1971
465. HCB946
Valliant-Cronshaw of Hendon was the 1965 amalgamation of Valliant of Ealing and Lewis Cronshaw of Hendon, two old established business which had become in common ownership. HCB946 was a 1956 Leyland 'Tiger Cub' PSUC1/2 with Duple 'Britannia' C41C coachwork which emanated from the Cronshaw fleet and still carried their pale cream and maroon livery when seen on the through coach service to Bexhill and Hastings at Eastbourne's Central Coach Station at Easter 1966
Photo taken Friday 8 April 1966, Susans Road Central Coach Station, Eastbourne
466. HSD174
HSD174 was new to Dodds, Troon in January 1956 and was seen at Dodd's garage. It was a Commer Avenger III with a Duple C41F body and had been exhibited at the 1955 Scottish Commercial Vehicle Exhibition.
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1963, Dodd's garage, Troon
467. J2239
St. Aubins Tours, St.Marys J2239, a Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C41F body had been new in 1956 to Greenslades, Exeter as TFJ437. It was acquired in April 1969 and is seen here at Gorey.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Gorey
468. J22898
Seen at their garage at Wheatlands, St. Peter is Holiday Tours, St Helier 1, J22898, which was a Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C41F body.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Wheatlands, St. Peter, Jersey
469. J6419
Mascot Motors, St. Helier 7, J6419, a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body is seen about to pass the Weighbridge Bus Station in St. Helier.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, outside Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
470. LBW214
Jarvis, Middle Barton LBW214 seen at Twickenham was a Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C41F body new in December 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
471. MJB481
There has been recent mention of this Bedford SB, MJB481, in relation to an advert. New to Chiltonia of Chilton Foliot near Hungerford in May 1956, it passed the following year to West Wight Motor Co on the IOW. Acquired by Lodge’s of High Easter, Essex from Abbeyways of Halifax in 1989, MJB481 is a Bedford SBG (now diesel-engined) with Duple Vega bodywork of a type once so common that many of us took them for granted.
Photo taken c.2003
472. NET750
Thomas, West Ewell NET750 was a Bedford SBG with a Duple C41F body new in 1956. It was acquired from Lacey, London E.6 in June 1964 and is seen at Teddington whilst on railway replacement work.
Photo taken October 1964, Teddington Station
473. NFW277
NFW277, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Duple Britannia body, originally C37C and new in 1956 to Lincoln Tours, Bardney, Lincolnshire (54).
Photo taken Tuesday 14 July 1970, Madeira Drive, Brighton
474. RAB839
McKechnie & Cole (Cream Bus Service), Stamford 14, RAB839, was a Bedford SBG with a Duple C41F body which had been new to Johnson, Stourbridge in May 1956. It had been acquired in October 1958 and passed to Barton, Chilwell as number 896 in February 1961 and, following withdrawal in 1967, to Gimson & Slater, Long Eaton as a non-P.S.V. in April 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
475. RAB840
McKechnie & Cole (Cream Bus Service), Stamford RAB840, a Bedford SBG with a Duple C41F body new to Johnson, Stourbridge in May 1956 and acquired in October 1958 is seen here in Bishops Road Bus Station in Peterborough.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
476. RWF785
RWF785, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with Duple Elizabethan body (originally C41C) new in 1956 to Boddy's Motors of Bridlington, but seen here in later life converted for use a mobile home.
Photo taken Sunday 24 May 1987, Lineholme, Todmorden
477. SVR147
J D Peace, Kirkwall, Orkney, SVR147, a Bedford SBG built in 1956 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork, UW 5-1-1.
Photo taken August 1973, Kirkwall Garage
478. SXD434
Bob's Buses, Thornaby, SXD434, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1956 with Duple Elizabethan C39C bodywork.
Photo taken December 1971, Thornaby
479. SXD434
Calver Tours, Teesside operated SXD434, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Duple C41C coachwork.
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1971, Depot
480. TRT226
TRT226 was a Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C41F body, the second of a pair new in May 1956, belonging to Braybrooke, Mendlesham which was seen at Ascot races.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
481. TUP354
Ward's Coaches, Middlesbrough, TUP354, a Bedford SBG built in 1956 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork. Vaux Gold Tankard race day at Redcar attracted this former Iveson of Esh Winning vehicle, it weighed in at 4 tons 16 hundredweight.
Photo taken May 1974, Redcar Racecourse
482. 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
483. 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
484. UUO198
UUO198, a delightful 1956 Bedford SBG with Duple C41F, new to Hill of Stibb Cross. Photographed at the West of England transport Collection open day at Winkleigh, Devon not far from its original home.
Photo taken Sunday 5 October 2014, Winkleigh
485. VPT234
Scurr's of Stillington VPT234, a Bedford SBG built in 1956 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken ca 1960, North York Moors
486. 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
487. WYA875
Bow Belle Coaches (Philips & Co), North Tawton, Devon WYA875, a Bedford SBG with Duple Super Vega C41F body, new in 1956/57.
Photo taken July 1969, Ilfracombe Harbour
488. 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
489. 249CPF
Banstead Coaches 249CPF was a 1957 Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C41F body 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
490. 460GHA
Premier (Harold Wilson) of Stainforth acquired this Bedford SB with Duple Vega bodywork, 460GHA, which was new to Ashmore's of Smethwick in 1957.
Photo taken c. 1973, Premier Depot, East Lane, Stainforth
491. 602KMT
Thomas, West Ewell 602KMT was a Bedford SBO or SBG with a Duple C41F body new to him in June 1957 caught whilst operating a railway replacement service at Teddington Station.
Photo taken October 1964, Teddington Station
492. 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
493. J31016
Redline, St. Helier 18, J31016, a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body was seen in St. Helier and had been acquired in May 1963 from Miller, Whitchurch, Bristol. It had been new in 1957 to Rawlings, Ludgershall as TOR578.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, St Helier
494. J42340
Mascot Motors, St. Helier 16, J42340, was a Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C41F body seen passing the Weighbridge Bus Station in St. Helier.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 May 1973, outside Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
495. KRN193
Scout, Preston KRN193, a Duple Brittania bodied Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub new in 1957
Photo taken Sunday 20 March 1960, East Street Coach Station, Manchester
496. MGV827
Morleys Grey Coaches MGV827, a Bedford SB3 with Duple C41F body purchased new by Morleys.
Photo taken 1965, Blenheim Garage, West Row
497. OJU915
Brown's Blue Coaches, Markfield OJU915, seen at Ascot, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Britannia C43F body new in March 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 18 July 1959, Ascot
498. ONR771
Brown's Blue, Markfield ONR771 was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Britannia C43F body which had been new in June 1957. In March 1963 it passed to Bland, Cottesmore.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1963, Western Boulevard, Leicester
499. ONR960
GM Pearson, contractor of Hetton le Hole, ONR960, a Bedford SBG built in 1957 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork. This had been new to Jacques of Coalville.
Photo taken July 1974, Middlesbrough
500. RDK4
Ellen Smith's Tours, Rochdale RDK4, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with Duple Britannia C41C body, new in 1957.
Photo taken late August 1969, Bradford Road, Stump Cross, Halifax
501. RHO905
Barton, Chilwell 801, RHO905, was a 1957 A.E.C. Reliance with a Duple Brittania C43F body acquired from Creamline, Bordon in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1963, St Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester
502. ROU22
Hulley's of Baslow ROU22, a Bedford SB8 with Duple Super Vega C41F body, new to Liss & District of Bordon in 1957.
Photo taken 1973, New Beetwell Street, Chesterfield
503. SGE259
BRIMS (Tyneside contractor) 189, SGE259, a Bedford SBG built in 1957 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Hemlington building site, Middlesbrough
504. SUS375
SUS375 was a Bedford SB8 with Duple Midland B42F bodywork which had been new to Garnock Valley Motors of Kilbirnie in 1957. Unfortunately, it’s a poor photograph but it has been submitted because there don’t appear to be any other photographs of this bus on the site.
Photo taken 1969, Acomb, Tyne Valley Coaches depot
505. UND714
Wessex Coaches, Bristol, UND714, a Bedford SB built ca 1957 with Duple Vega bodywork.
Photo taken November 1970, Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station
506. UUF460
UUF460 was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body new in 1957 from Alpha, Brighton and is seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton during the British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
507. 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
508. 10BPT
Sunderland District 300, 10BPT, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1958 with Duple Donnington C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Philadelphia Depot, Sunderland
509. 121EPL
Thomas, West Ewell Bedford SB8, 121EPL, with a Duple C41F body which had been new to Richmond, Epsom in 1958 was acquired in April 1964 and is seen at Teddington Station operating a railway replacement service.
Photo taken October 1964, Teddington Station
510. 133GHN
GNE Motor Services, Darlington, operated 133GHN, a 1958 Commer Avenger with Duple Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Darlington
511. 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
512. 24DAR
Biss Brothers 24DAR was a Duple C41F bodied Bedford SB8 new in March 1958.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Kursaal, Southend
513. 399ETB
Country and Coastal of Whitby use this classic Duple bodied Bedford SB, 399ETB, to tour the area where the TV series Heartbeat was made. The coach is a Bedford SB3 and was new to Robinson of Gt Harwood in 1958. The windscreen wipers look to be non-original.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 May 2007, Goathland
514. 399ETB
J H Wood, North Roe, Shetland, 399ETB, a Bedford SB3 built in 1958 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Lerwick, Shetland
515. 4013AW
Wimbledon Coaches 4013AW, a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body on a railway replacement service at Wimbledon Station.
Photo taken October 1967, Wimbledon Station
516. 48MRR
Leon Motors 61, 48MRR, a Bedford SB5 with Duple Super Vega bodywork.
Photo taken c. 1973, Leon's Depot, Finningley
517. 517APT
OKMS 517APT, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Duple B46F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
518. 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
519. 535DMA
Williams, Wrockwardine Wood 535DMA, seen here in Victoria Street, Wellington, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body new in 1958 had been acquired in March 1963 from Lofthouse, Bridge Trafford.
Photo taken early 1971, Victoria Street, Wellington
520. 53DKN
Clubb, Wilmington 53DKN was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body new in August 1958 and is seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
521. 611PMG
Primrose Coaches (Graham), Winlaton Mill 611PMG, an A E C Reliance MU3RA built in 1958 with Duple Britannia C40F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Guisborough
522. 723DOB
T R Morris, Llanfyllin, 723DOB, a Bedford SB with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Llanfyllin
523. 7725MN
Tours (Isle of Man) 39, 7725MN, a Bedford SB3 built in 1958 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Douglas
524. 9BPT
Sunderland District 299, 9BPT, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1958 with Duple Donnington C41F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Philadelphia Depot, Sunderland
525. 9BPT
Sunderland District 299, 9BPT, the sole Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with Duple Midland Donnington 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
526. 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
527. CSX229
Vagg's Coaches, Knockin Heath, CSX229, a Bedford SB1 built in 1958 with Duple B40F bodywork. On schools contract work, this had been new to Scottish Oils, Glasgow.
Photo taken July 1978, Oswestry
528. GYJ767
Greensitt & Barratt, contractor, GYJ767 Bedford SB1 built in 1958 with Duple Vega C37F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Marton building site, Middlesbrough
529. J25591
Mascot, St. Helier 4, J25591, seen here tackling the hairpin junction on the approach to Gorey was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body acquired in May 1966 from Grasshopper, Ilford to whom it had been new in February 1958 as 6979HK.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Gorey, Jersey
530. J3459
Holiday Tours, St. Helier J3459, seen at their garage at Wheatlands, St. Peter, was a Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C41F body.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Wheatlands, St. Peter, Jersey
531. J42339
Mascot Motors, St. Helier 15, J42339, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body seen at their garage in St. Helier.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, Mascot Garage, St. Helier
532. J5101
Holiday Tours, St. Helier J5101, seen at their garage at Wheatlands, St. Peter, was a Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C41F body.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Wheatlands, St. Peter, Jersey
533. J6450
Mascot Motors 8, J6450, a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body is seen at Noirmont Point.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Noirmont Point, Jersey
534. J7716
Seen at Gorey was St. Aubins Tours, St.Marys J7716 which was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body new as TOR 976 in 1958 and which was acquired from Glider & Blue, Bishop's Waltham in May 1968.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Gorey
535. JCN312
Tyne Valley JCN312, a Bedford SB built around 1958 with Duple Super Vega C37F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Acomb near Hexham
536. KBV263
Sandwick Transport Co. of Sandwick, Mainland, Shetland, KBV263, a Bedford SB3 from 1958 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Lerwick Ferry Terminal, Shetland
537. MJR865
Atkinson, Morebattle, MJR865, a Bedford SB built ca. 1958 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Morebattle
538. 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
539. ONL986
M Charlton & Sons, Newbrough, 31 ONL986 Bedford SB1 built in 1958 with Duple Midland B43F bodywork.
Photo taken early 1960s?, Loosing Hill, Hexham
540. PUT659
Brown, Markfield PUT659 seen at Ascot was a Bedford C5Z1 with a Duple C29F body new in March 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
541. RBD502
RBD502 was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body, new in May 1958, and was number 33 in the fleet of York Bros., Northampton.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1959, Wembley Stadium
542. RNT536
Seen at Ascot Races was RNT536 of Vagg, Knockin Heath, a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body which had been new in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
543. RVA193
Aberfeldy Motors RVA193, a Commer Avenger TS3 with Duple Corinthian (Vega) C41F body.
Photo taken 1965, Pitlochry
544. SAJ76
Peace of Kirkwall, Orkney, SAJ76, a Bedford SB3 built in 1958 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork. Weighing 4tons 16cwt 2quarters, this had been acquired from Blackford, Isleworth, in February 1970 but had been new to Begg, Thornaby.
Photo taken August 1973, Kirkwall, Orkney
545. SHO800
SHO800, a 1958 AEC Reliance MU2RA with Duple Britannia C43F body and MMR553 a 1956 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with Harrington C41C body.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2014, Scunthorpe Bus Station
546. UGB428
MacBrayne 178, UGB428, which was interesting in having been the prototype Duple "Donington" body, C41F, built in 1958 on an AEC Reliance chassis.
Photo taken July 1964, Lochgilphead, Argyll
547. 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
548. ULY496
A Timpson & Sons ULY496, a 1958 AEC Reliance with Duple 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)
549. 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.
550. UNM606
Vagg's Coaches, Knockin Heath, UNM606, a Bedford SB8 built in 1958 with Duple Midland B40F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Knockin Heath
551. UUF600
Unique, Brighton UUF600, a Bedford SB3 with Duple Super Vega C41F body, new in 1958.
Photo taken July 1970, Madeira Drive, Brighton
552. UUF729
Seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton is Camping, Brighton UUF729, a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body new in 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
553. VAD550
Evans of Wrexham VAD550, a Bedford SB3 built in 1958 with Duple Vega C37F bodywork. Operating route Oswald Way Rhosnesni. This had been new to Cottrell, Mitcheldean.
Photo taken July 1978, Wrexham Bus Station
554. VBM342
G.C. Bickers of Coddenham, Suffolk operated VBM342, a 1958 Duple C41F bodied Commer Avenger Mk. IV. It was acquired from Bingley, London, W.14.
Photo taken Monday 29 March 1971, Depot, Coddenham
555. VFJ992
Former Greenslades Tours, Exeter, VFJ992, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Duple Britannia C41C bodywork resting in Scarborough with an unidentified operator.
Photo taken August 1972, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
556. VJW882
Preserved Don Everall Tours VJW882, a Commer TS3-engined coach at the Isle of Wight bus museum's 2012 running day, at Newport Quay, Newport, Isle of Wight.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2012, Isle Of Wight Bus Museum
557. VNE575
Georgeson & Moore, Scalloway, Shetland VNE575, a Bedford SB3 from 1958 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Esplanade, Lerwick, Shetland
558. WND477
Hughes Brothers WND477, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with a Duple Britannia C41F body provides sight-seeing tours in the Llandudno area and is obviously a well-preserved example.
Photo taken Tuesday 12 June 2012, Llandudno Sea Front
559. WND477
First of three views of WND477, the rather splendid Duple bodied Leyland Tiger Cub that works in Llandudno on the Great Orme tour.
Photo taken June 2009, Llandudno
560. XNB772
Lough Swilly 107, XNB772, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built 1958 with Duple Britannia C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Letterkenny Depot
561. 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
562. YPT750
Derwent Coaches, Swalwell, YPT750, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Duple Britannia C41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1975, somewhere near Malton
563. 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
564. 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
565. 352AAB
Black & White, Harvington 352AAB, an AEC Reliance with Duple Britannia centre-entrance body dating from 1959/60.
Photo taken July 1969, High Street, Broadway, Worcestershire
566. 670BTX
Thomas Motors, Barry operated this Leyland PSUC1/2, 670BTX, with unusual Duple Midland B45F body, the idea being to reduce reflections in the driver’s windscreen. The service ran from Cardiff bus station to Barry Island.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Cardiff bus station
567. 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 driver’s 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
568. 696DPT
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, 696DPT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV of 1959 with Duple Britannia C41F coachwork.
Photo taken July 1972, Bishop Auckland Market Place
569. 696DPT
OK Motor Services bought 696DPT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Duple Britannia C41F bodywork, in May 1959. Withdrawn in June 1976, it served as office at OK's Heaton depot in Newcastle before going to a local dealer in January 1978; sadly, this beautiful coach was subsequently scrapped.
Photo taken c.1968, Bishop Auckland Market Place
570. 696DPT
OK, Bishop Auckland sent a large excursion convoy to Whitley Bay on 7 July 1973 and by virtue of age 696DPT of May 1959 gained a photo. It's an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Duple Britannia C41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 7 July 1973, Brierdene Car Park, Whitley Bay
571. 777FPP
This A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance, 777FPP, with a Duple Britannia C41C body was entered in the British Coach Rally by Jeffways, High Wycombe and is seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
572. 789GKX
789GKX was a Bedford SB1 with a Duple C41F body of Wingrove, High Wycombe 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
573. 8129E
Bassett, Tittensor 8129E was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body new in March 1959 seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
574. 852EVK
Kerr, Newcastle 852FVK was a Commer Avenger IV with a Duple Corinthian C41F body 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
575. 8537AR
King, Middlesbrough, 8537AR, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1959 with Duple Britannia C41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1973, off Marton Road, Middlesbrough
576. 959CPT
Eden C4, 959CPT, Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1959 with Duple Midland B45F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1973, West Auckland Green
577. EJP270
Smith Wigan 37, EJP270, was a Bedford SB1 with a Duple C41F body. and is seen here 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
578. JFA798
Viking, Burton 2, JFA798, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple C41F body new in July 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1964
579. KKS112
Anderson, Bonchester Bridge, KKS112, a Commer Avenger IV built in 1959 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Bonchester Bridge
580. LBV299
Cronshaw, London N.W.4 LBV299 was a Duple 37F bodied Bedford SB3 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
581. MJY999
Bedford SBG/Duple MJY999 of Eagles Coaches of Kenny Hill, Mildenhall Suffolk
Photo taken 1973, Kenny Hill
582. NAG388
Dodds, Troon bought NAG388, a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body in May 1959. It is seen here at Dodd's garage.
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1963, Dodd's garage, Troon
583. OAN711
Essex County, London E.15 entered OAN711, a Duple Vega C41F bodied Bedford SB3, in the British Coach Rally and it is seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
584. OCF399
Morleys Grey Coaches OCF399, a Bedford SB1 with Duple C41F body, the last surviving SB still at West Row in 1985 at Morley's close down auction.
Photo taken April 1975, Mildenhall
585. ONL986
Tyne Valley Coaches, based at Acomb near Hexham, ran ONL986, a Bedford SB1 built in 1959 with Duple B43F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Hexham bus station
586. OTY208
GH Williams, Llithfaen, OTY208, a Bedford C5Z1 built in 1959 with Duple B30F bodywork. Subsequently preserved and new to Tait, Morpeth.
Photo taken August 1987, Garage, Llithfaen
587. SNV888
SNV888 of Alma Coaches, Wellingborough was a Bedford SB3 with Duple Super Vega C41F body 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
588. TBD1
York Brothers, Northampton 72, TBD1, a Duple C24F bodied AEC Reliance 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
589. TBD3
TBD3, new in March 1959, was number 74 in the York Brothers, Northampton fleet and was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Britannia C41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
590. TUJ150
Bedford SB1 TUJ150 with a Duple C41F body, seen at Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington, was new in August 1959 to Cooper, Oakengates and was the first of two new that year.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
591. UCA700
Rennison's Tours, Stockton, UCA700, a Bedford SB3 built in 1959 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Thornaby
592. UHJ842
A rear view of preserved UHJ842, a Bedford C4Z2 with Duple Super Vista C29F body, new in 1959 to Rochford Hospital, and latterly with BJS Travel of Southend-on-Sea.
Photo taken Sunday 3 August 1986, The Stray, Harrogate
593. UOU395
Parker, Kingsbury UOU395 was a Bedford SB1 with Duple C41F bodywork and is 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
594. VAA621
VAA621 was a Bedford SB3 new to Alpha Coaches, Brighton in February 1959 with Duple Vega C37F body which is 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
595. VAA625
Banstead Coaches, Banstead were regular competitors in the British Coach Rally and entered VAA625, a Duple Vega C41F bodied Bedford SB3 new in March 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
596. VHO444
One of the smaller size entrants in the British Coach Rally was VHO444, a Bedford C5Z1 with a Duple C29F body belonging to Durrant, Alfold, seen in Sutherland Street before starting the journey to Brighton from Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Sutherland Street, London
597. VYT628
VYT628, seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton, was a Bedford SB3 with Duple Vega C41F body new in 1959 belonging to Rickards, London W.2.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
598. WGD551
Leask of Lerwick, Shetland WGD551, a Bedford SB3 from 1959 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Esplanade, Lerwick, Shetland
599. 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
600. WGG630
Preserved MacBraynes 36, WGG630, a Bedford C5Z1 with Duple body new in 1959 and currently under restoration. Seen on the premises of Hebridean Coaches in August 2013.
Photo taken August 2013, Howmore, South Uist, Hebrides
601. WGG631
The now defunct Carruthers of New Abbey operated from there to Dumfries with a wide slection of vehicles over the years. Seen at the outer terminus in New Abbey in August 1973 is this former MacBrayne Bedford C5 with Duple bus body, WGG631, dating from 1959
Photo taken Tuesday 14 August 1973, New Abbey
602. WGG635
Highland Omnibus B49, WGG635, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1959 with Duple Donnington C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Riverside Road, Kinlochleven
603. WJJ11
Birch Bros., London N.W.5 fleet number K11, WJJ11, was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple Vega C41F body new in 1959 seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
604. WLB421
Astorian Coaches WLB421 was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple C41F body 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
605. WLO695
WLO695 in the fleet of Banfield, London S.E.15 was a Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub with a Duple Britannia C41C body and was seen arriving at Gilwell Park, Epping for a cub & scout gathering.
Photo taken Saturday 3 July 1971, Gilwell Park, Epping
606. WLO700
WLO700 of Venture, London N.W.2 was an AEC Reliance with Duple Midland Donnington 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
607. WUU553
Bedford SB8 Duple Super Vega Coach in duo-green and cream seen leaving Norfolk's old Bus Depot in Mill Street Nayland Suffolk on its way to be restored near Chelmsford, believed to be WUU553.
Photo taken Mill Street, Nayland
608. WXC355
Seen here at Ascot races Grey Green, London N.16 WXC355, a Bedford SB8 with a Duple C37F body had been new in 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
609. WXR437
United Service Transport 1096, WXR437, was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple C41F body, one of four new in June 1959, and was seen at the Council Depot, Craneford Way, Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
610. 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
611. 141HDH
Another slide taken at Blackwaterfoot, Arran, is of 141HDH, a Commer with Duple body. Badge says "Corinthian" on radiator. Was with Central, Walsall new(?) in 1960. Restriction on PSV width on Arran was, I think, to do with the narrow roads, and having experienced a white knuckle ride on a packed Stagecoach Western Volvo B10M from Lochranza to Brodick in 2012, I wonder if the restriction should have been kept in place!
Photo taken 1968, Blackwaterfoot, Arran
612. 14AHO
Buckmaster, Leighton Buzzard 14AHO, seen at Ascot races, was a Bedford SB1 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body which was new in October 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
613. 249CNN
Barton 934, 249CNN, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV from around 1960 with Duple Donnington C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Barton's Chilwell Depot
614. 2931PT
Lockeys of St Helen Auckland, Co. Durham, 2931PT, a Bedford SB of around 1960 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1978, Lockey's Garage, St Helen Auckland
615. 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
616. 3666PU
Harris 3666PU, a Leyland Leopard L1 with Duple Britannia body, new in October 1960, on loan to Eastern National.
Photo taken Saturday 15 July 1972, Wash Lane Coach Park, Clacton
617. 3856UB
Moore & Cartwright, contractor, Norton-on-Tees, 3856UB Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1960 with Duple Yeoman C41F bodywork.
Photo taken January 1972, Stockton-on-Tees
618. 419BLW
Browns of Helperby (near York), 419BLW, was an AEC Reliance with a Duple Britannia C41F body, new to Global, London circa 1960, and bought by Browns in March, 1965.
Photo taken 1965, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
619. 4210AD
Seen in Semley Place, Victoria about to turn into the Coach Station is Black & White, Cheltenham 210, 4210AD, an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance new in 1960 with a Duple Britannia C37C body which was reseated to C41C in February 1967.
Photo taken Monday 31 May 1971, Semley Place, London Victoria
620. 426HOX
Howard's Tours of Whitby 426HOX, a Ford Thames Trader 570E with Duple Trooper bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Parking area near cricket ground, Guisborough
621. 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
622. 458GEV
Evans, Wrexham, 458GEV, a Bedford SB3 with Duple Vega C37F bodywork, waiting at its stand at the old Wrexham bus station before running to Oswald Way and Borras Park.
Photo taken July 1978, Wrexham Bus Station
623. 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
624. 474RRR
Leon Motors 62, 474RRR, a Bedford SB5 with Duple Bella Vega bodywork.
Photo taken c. 1973, Leon's Depot, Finningley
625. 529BGW
William Press, contractor, CH69, 529BGW, a Ford Thames Trader 570E with Duple Yeoman C41F bodywork. New to Timpson, London SE6, this was providing staff transport for work at British Steel in Redcar.
Photo taken December 1971, Redcar
626. 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
627. 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
628. 6108WU
Pennine MS, Gargrave, 6108WU a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1960 with Duple Donington C41F bodywork.
Photo taken Skipton Bus Station
629. 615HX
Hampson, Oswestry, 615HX, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1960 with Duple Britannia C40F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Oswestry
630. 7386AD
Mid Wales Motorways 7386AD, aBedford SB1 built in 1960/1 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Newtown Garage
631. 766NMB
Trevor Jones & Sons, Llanidloes, 766NMB, a Bedford SB3 built in 1960 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork. This had been new to Yates, Runcorn.
Photo taken July 1978, Garage, Llanidloes
632. 896GUP
Cleveland Transit S339, 896GUP, a Bedford SB1 built in 1960 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork. This had been new to The Eden (Summerson), West Auckland.
Photo taken December 1974, former Saltburn MS Depot
633. 932AGG
Bendelow, Cockfield, County Durham, 932AGG, a Bedford C4Z2 built in 1960 with Duple Super Vista C29F bodywork, new to Bingham, Girvan.
Photo taken June 1976, College Square, Stokesley
634. 9585WU
9585WU was a Bedford SB1/Duple Super Vega C37F of 1960 for Revill, Sons and Broadbent of Deepcar and in 1962 it passed to Hinchcliffe & Bailey of Penistone (some records state the opposite).
Photo taken Tuesday 21 September 1965, South Accommodation Road/Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
635. 9814WW
Morley, Whittlesey 9814WW was a Bedford SB1 with a Duple C41F body new in 1960 and acquired in June 1963 from Store, Stainforth.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Whittlesey
636. 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
637. HCC850
GH Williams, Llithfaen, HCC850, a Bedford SB3 built in 1960 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1987, Garage, Llithfaen
638. J15415
Seen outside the garage in Albert Street, St. Helier is J15415 which was number 5 in the Pioneer fleet and was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple C41F body new in 1960 as 597HYD of Venner, Minehead from whom it was acquired in March 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 1973, Albert Street, St. Helier
639. J22031
Redline, St. Helier 20, J22031, was a Bedford SB1 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body seen at Nairmont Point. It had been acquired in May 1964 from Richmond, Barley who had, in turn, acquired it from Trathen, Yelverton to whom it had been new in March 1960 as 219ETA.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Nairmont Point, Jersey
640. J3159
Blue Coach Tours, St. Helier 3, J3159, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body seen about to pass the Weighbridge Bus Station in St. Helier.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 May 1973, outside Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
641. J40638
Waverley Coaches, St. Helier 1, J40638, was a Bedford SB1 with a Duple Vega C41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 28 April 1979, West Park, Jersey
642. J4822
Mascot, St. Helier 1, J4822, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body which had been new to Smith, Buntingford as 693ALC in May 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 1973, Jersey
643. J7717
Tantivy, St. Helier 27, J7717, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple C41F body seen in St. Helier.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, Esplanade, St Helier
644. MWH4
Brown's Blue, Markfield MWH4 was one of two Duple Britannia C41C bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliances which came from Hargreaves, Bolton in September 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1963, Western Boulevard, Leicester
645. 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
646. NRN168
This picture shows West Yorkshire CUG44, SLA759, parked in Ribble's Blackpool
Photo taken Devonshire Road Depot, Blackpool
647. NS3924
David MacBrayne's bus services and shipping activities hadn't been accounted for separately and, soon after acquiring most of the mainland services, Highland Omnibuses began to divest themselves of the more unremunerative (or geographically inconvenient) routes. One of these was that between Kyle of Lochalsh and Glenelg via the Old Military Road over Mam Ratagan pass (Bealach Ratagan in Gaelic) which was stunningly beautiful but not for the faint-hearted! The service was infrequent, little-used and disconnected from the rest of the network and, although Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye was only a few hundred yards away, it was separated from the mainland by a stretch of water.
Photo taken September 1971, Kyle of Lochalsh Station
648. SSA471
Highland Omnibuses T14, SSA471, a 1960 Ford 570E with Duple Yeoman body, was new to Simpson, Rosehearty, and reached Highland in 1967 via Alexander (Northern). It was originally C41F, but was converted for one-man operation by Highland, losing two seats in the process.
Photo taken June 1968
649. SSA474
JD Peace, Kirkwall, Orkney, SSA474, a Bedford SB1 built 1960 with Duple Super Vega C39F bodywork. Peace used two liveries, blue and maroon and red and cream, as can be seen on this shot.
Photo taken August 1973, Stromness, Orkney
650. STY429
Tyne Valley, Acomb, STY429, a Bedford SB1 built in 1960 with Duple Midland B43F body.bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Acomb Garage of Tyne Valley
651. SWH480
From the late 1940s, bus services on the Cowal peninsula were operated by the associated firms of Cowal Motor Services and Baird's. These were run by the Graham brothers, Alex running the bus firm Dunoon Motor Services from John Street (who traded as Cowal Motor Services after Alex's death) and Harry running Baird's, the coaches, black-cab taxis and funeral service from Auchamore Road. In later years everything was operated from this latter depot. SWH480 was a Bedford SB5 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork, a style of body which was very popular with the twin operators.
Photo taken c.1971, Dunoon Pier
652. UBL77
Windsorian, Windsor UBL77, seen at Ascot races, was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple C41F body new to them in April 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
653. 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
654. VMO440
Reliance, Newbury 67, VMO440, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Britannia C41C body new in July 1960 and is seen at their garage.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Reliance Garage, Newbury
655. VNR818
New to Bailiss of Barton in the Beans who traded as Clarence Coaches Leicestershire, this Bedford SB3 dates from 1960 and carries a Duple C41F body. It was seen in Nuneaton in 1980 working a Saturday service to its home village when 20 years old.
Photo taken Saturday 18 October 1980, Nuneaton
656. VNT387
Ashley (t/a Martlew), Donnington Wood VNT387 was a Bedford SB1 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body new in July 1960 which was seen at Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
657. VNV310
Moreton, Nuneaton VNV310 was a Bedford SB1 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body which had been new in May 1960 to Shelton, Wollaston. It was acquired by Moreton in May 1962 and is seen, in this photograph, parked outside Nos. 5/7 Court Way, Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Court Way, London Twickenham
658. 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
659. VUX527
Cooper, Oakengates VUX527, a Bedford SB1 with a Duple C41F body new in October 1960, is seen in Wellington.
Photo taken early 1971, Wellington
660. 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
661. 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
662. XGG978
Arran Coaches XGG978, a Bedford SB with Duple Super Vega bodywork.
Photo taken August 1975, Brodick Pier
663. XXT522
A Timpson & Sons XXT523 and XXT522, 1960 Ford 570Es with Duple Yeoman C41F body. From new these coaches were in Bourne & Balmer livery and were photographed outside the Bourne & Balmer Coach Station in Dingwall Road, East Croydon. This lovely building was demolished and replaced with an office block with a tunnel underneath which became the coach station.
Photo taken Dingwall Road, East Croydon
664. YYT18
Birch Bros K18, YYT18, a Bedford SB/1 with Duple C41F body, new in 1960
Photo taken July 1960, Pancras Road, London Kings Cross
665. 198CUS
MacBrayne 63, 198CUS, a 1961 AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Donnington 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
666. 3377PT
Trimdon Motor Services, Trimdon Grange, 3377PT, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built 1961 with Duple Yeoman C41F bodywork. Loading at West Hartlepool bus station for the return run to Sedgefield.
Photo taken mid 1960s, West Hartlepool Bus Station
667. 4128UR
Hylton Castle Coaches, Sunderland, 4128UR, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1961/2 with Duple Yeoman C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, West Dyke Road, Redcar
668. 526BGW
526BGW, seen in the off-white and red livery adopted by Timpson, London S.E.6 in 1966, was a Ford 570E with a Duple Yeoman C41F body, one of six new in 1961. 525-527 BGW were C41F and 528-530 BGW were C37F. This one passed to Rentower, Bedford in June 1970.
669. 535CYU
Timpsons of Catford, SE1, 535CYU, one of six 1961 Ford Thames Trader with Duple 'Yeoman' C41F coachwork, seen at Victoria Coach Station in July 1966.
Photo taken Saturday 30 July 1966, Victoria Coach Station, London
670. 588UTJ
AJ Eunson, Virkie, Shetland 588UTJ, a Ford Thames Trader 570E from 1961 with Duple Yeoman C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Esplanade, Lerwick, Shetland
671. 603CYS
P W Isbister, Walls, Shetland 603CYS, a Bedford C5C1 from 1961 with Duple C29F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Esplanade, Lerwick, Shetland
672. 606CYS
MacBraynes 182, 606CYS was a Bedford C5 with a Duple coach body from 1961. One of its sisters (179) has been preserved.
Photo taken 1962, Fort William Pier Terminal
673. 606CYS
David MacBrayne 182, 606CYS, was a Bedford C5C1 with Duple C29F bodywork which had been new in May 1961. It is seen here at Fort William Bus Station.
Photo taken c.1969, Fort William Bus Station
674. 662KNN
General, Chester-le-Street, 25, 662KNN, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken February 1978, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
675. 66BHO
Parked up in Culling of Claxton's Norwich yard are 1961 AEC Reliance/Duple Britannia C43F 66BHO which was new to Creamline, Borden (and thus gadded about England on Forces Leave Services for a couple of years before being acquired by Culling) and NVG194L, a 1973 Bedford YRT/Willowbrook B57F new to Culling. The other Culling's bus just in frame is UCL826K, their 1972 Bedford YRQ/Willowbrook B52F (oh the joys of 3 and 2 seating!)
Photo taken Summer 1976 or 1977, Culling's Yard, Norwich
676. 6888WA
JD Peace, Kirkwall, Orkney, 6888WA, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork (UW 4-18-3). Acquired in 1972, this was still in the livery of the previous operator, Hague of Sheffield.
Photo taken August 1973, Garage, Kirkwall
677. 6DOG
Elcock & Prince, Ironbridge acquired 6DOG from its original operator Harper, Birmingham in March 1968. Seen at Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, it was a Ford 570E with a Duple Yeoman C41F body dating from 1961.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
678. 715COM
1961 Ford Thames/Duple Yeoman coach 715COM, new to Allenways, Birmingham, it is now beautifully restored in the livery of Den Caney, Birmingham.
Photo taken Sunday 22 September 2013, Long Marton
679. 801PVK
Millport Motors 801PVK seen at the Ferry Road /Kelburn St junction was a Bedford SB1 with Duple C41F body. No information as to its previous life other than "Seymour, Trimdon". It was certainly not going to the "RACES" on the Isle of Cumbrae. Over to you Alan H!
Photo taken 1969, Kelburn Street, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae
680. 801PVK
Peace, Kirkwall, Orkney, 801PVK, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork. New to Seymour, Trimdon, it moved north in ownership ending in Orkney. Possibly quite newly arrived when photographed at Peace's garage.
Photo taken August 1973, Peace's garage in Kirkwall
681. 869EAO
Wright Bros, Nenthead, 869EAO, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken mid 1970s?, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
682. 878WTW
Highland Omnibuses T15, 873WTW, a 1961 Ford 570E with Duple Yeoman C41F body, was possibly a Ford demonstrator before working for Trimdon Motor Services and Drysdale of Cupar, arriving at Highland via Alexander Fife in 1968.
Photo taken June 1968, location not recorded, possibly near Kinlochewe
683. 8848WY
West Yorkshire RCC CF1, 8848WY, was a Ford Thames 570E with Duple Yeoman C41F body, dating from 1961 when it entered service with Waterhouse of Crawshawbooth. It was sold to Samuel Ledgard in 1963 and passed to WYRCC after the takeover in October 1967 and withdrawn in 1969.
Photo taken circa 1967-69, Bridlington Railway Station
684. 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
685. EBF218
Churchbridge Motor Services, Cannock 39, EBF218, was the second of two Bedford SB1s with Duple C41F bodies new in January 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
686. GHD215
Yorkshire Woollen 871, GHD215, one of six Ford Thames 570Es with Duple 41 seat body, new in 1961. This type of coach was an extremely unusual addition to a BET fleet being more usually seen as a typical independent operator's coach.
Photo taken c.1995, Huddersfield Rally
687. GHD215
Ford were the last big company to offer full size PSV chassis only doing so from the late fifties. One of the early purchasers of the marque was suprisingly Yorkshire Woollen who took a small batch with Duple coachwork in 1961. 871, GHD215, shows Yorkshire Woollen's gothic script fleetname used on coaches. It is a Ford Thames 570E and has recently returned to the rally scene after further restoration
Photo taken Saturday 13 October 2012, Pudsey
688. GHD215
A rear view of Yorkshire Woollen 871, GHD215, a 1961 Ford Thames with Duple bodywork. The joint Thames-Duple name plate is of interest as is the rear emergency exit. This coach was a popular alternative amongst independents to the Bedford/Duple combination
Photo taken Saturday 13 October 2012, Pudsey
689. GHD215
A line up of Yorkshire Woollen District vehicles at Dewsbury Bus Museum Open Day. From the left they are 871, GHD215, a 1961 Duple C41F bodied Ford Thames Trader 570E, 893, GHD765, a 1962 MCW bodied Leyland Titan PD3A/1 & 622, HD7905, a 1948 Brush B34F bodied Leyland Tiger PS1.
Photo taken Sunday 18 November 2012, Havelock Street, Ravensthorpe, near Dewsbury Bus Museum
690. HBF664
Seen in Donnington is Greatrex, Stafford 117, HBF664, a Ford 570E with a Duple Yeoman C41F body new in June 1961.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
691. J13236
Pioneer, St. Helier 5, J13236, a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body, seen at Gorey, had been new in March 1961 to Salopia, Whitchurch as WNT249.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Gorey
692. LBF474
Four Duple Super Vega C41F bodied Bedford SB8s were new to Harper, Heath Hayes in 1961 and LBF474, the second of them, was number 65, entering service in June.
Photo taken Sunday 22 March 1964
693. 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
694. TTY990
Wright Bros TTY990 was a Bedford SB1 with Duple C41F bodywork which had been new in May 1961 to Hollings of North Road, Wallsend. It is seen at Alston, operating the 0910 Newcastle to Keswick journey; there was a 15 minute refreshment stop at Alston.
Photo taken c.1969, Alston, Henderson's Garage
695. UAN726
London Co-Operative Society, Stratford UAN726, a 1961 AEC 'Reliance' with Duple 'Britannia III' C41C coachwork.
Photo taken Saturday 17 June 1967, Central Coach Station, Susans Road, Eastbourne
696. WNT245
Roberts (Pioneer) of Newport, Pembrokeshire, WNT245, a Bedford J4LZ1 built in 1961 with Duple B30F bodywork. This had been new as Salopia 145, Whitchurch.
Photo taken June 1973, Fishguard
697. WRX776
South Midland 861, WRX776, was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple Super Vega C37F body new in 1961 seen at the Council Depot, Craneford Way, Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
698. YBD82
YBD82 was new to York Bros., Northampton in 1961 and became Premier Travel, Cambridge 215 in October 1970. It was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Britannia C41C body and was seen at the garage in Haverhill.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Haverhill
699. YTH1
With an unidentified owner, YTH1, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Duple Midland B42F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Welsh Marches
700. YVA683
Bell, Cumbernauld entered YVA683 in the 1974 National Coach Rally and it is seen at Blackpool taking part in the driving tests. It was a Commer Avenger IV with a Duple Corinthian C41F body which had been new to him in January 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 6 April 1974, Blackpool
701. YVA872
Hunter, Tantobie acquired YVA872 from Hutchison, Overtown in March 1962 and the AEC 2MU3RV Reliance with Duple C41F body, which had been new in 1961, is still in Hutchison livery in this shot at Hunter's Garage at Tantobie.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Tantobie
702. YVA872
Abbeyways of Halifax YVA872, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Duple Britannia C41F body, new to Hutchison's of Overtown in 1961, latterly with Hunter's of Tantobie and still operated in their livery.
Photo taken Thursday 17 May 1984, St. James Road, Halifax
703. YVA872
A rear view of Abbeyways of Halifax YVA872, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Duple Britannia C41F body, new in 1961 to Hutchison's of Overtown, latterly with Hunter's of Tantobie and still operated in their livery.
Photo taken Thursday 17 May 1984, St. James Road, Halifax
704. 105DLL
105DLL a Ford 570E with Duple Northern C41F body new in 1962 to Barnard & Barnard trading as Lewis of Farnborough and photographed in their yard at Green Street Green, Farnborough. Kent. One of a batch of 10 vehicles, 2 more can be seen in the background. Barnard & Barnard were also a dealer.
Photo taken Sunday 7 March 1965, Green Street Green, Farnborough, Kent
705. 11EBF
New to Harper Bros., Heath Hayes in June 1962 and numbered 71, 11EBF was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body which was seen at the garage at Heath Hayes.
Photo taken Sunday 22 March 1964
706. 1BNV
K.W., Daventry A38, 1BNV, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Brittania C43F body new in April 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
707. 252BNW
West Yorkshire RCC CF1, 8848WY, was a Ford Thames 570E with Duple Yeoman C41F body, dating from 1961 when it entered service with Waterhouse of Crawshawbooth. It was sold to Samuel Ledgard in 1963 and passed to WYRCC after the takeover in October 1967 and withdrawn in 1969.
Photo taken circa 1967-69, Bridlington Railway Station
708. 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
709. 3136MX
Sargeants Brothers, Kington, 3136MX, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1962 with Duple Yeoman C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Hay-on-Wye
710. 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
711. 376FGB
David MacBrayne 75, 376FGB, was a Bedford VAS1 with Duple Bella Vista C29F bodywork which had been new in May 1962. It is seen on Fort William pier (with Loch Linnhe in the background) about to set off on the Ardgour Circular Tour.
Photo taken c.1969, Fort William Pier Terminal
712. 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
713. 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
714. 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
715. 411ELE
George Ewer (Grey Green), London N.16 411ELE was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body new in June 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 1964, Colchester Bus Station
716. 421DAC
Lloyd, Nuneaton 421DAC was one of five Bedford SB5s with Duple Super Vega C41F bodies new in June 1962 which was seen at Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
717. 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
718. 423DAC
Bedford SB5 423DAC with a Duple C41F body had been new to Lloyd, Nuneaton in June 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
719. 433BWU
Baddeley Bros., Holmfirth 71, 433BWU, a Bedford SB5 with Duple (Northern) Gannet C41F body, new in 1962, and sold in 1974.
Photo taken 1973, Holmfirth
720. 500BVJ
H Ballard, Welshpool, 500BVJ, a Bedford SB3 built in 1962 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork. Still in full Tours IoM livery where it had been registered 7040MN, this had been new to Yeoman, Canon Pyon, and had reverted to its original registration.
Photo taken July 1978, Garage, Welshpool
721. 50NDE
Silcox, Pembroke Dock 61, 50NDE, was a Leyland L2 Leopard with a Duple Britannia C45F body new in January 1962. It is seen in Cheltenham approaching the entrance to the Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 15 July 1972, near Coach Station, Cheltenham
722. 533CYU
Timpson, Catford 533CYU was a Ford 570E with a Duple Yeoman C41F body new in March 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964
723. 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
724. 5644DD
Warner, Tewksbury 5664DD, seen at the Council Depot, Craneford Way, Twickenham, was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body new to Warner in May 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
725. 571BWT
This is quite a rare AEC Britannia with one piece window, carrying registartion 571BWT. I'm after any help the SCT61 team can give me about this vehicle and it's history. I'm sorry the location and weather doesn't make it ideal for photography.
Photo taken Wednesday 26 November 2014
726. 571BWT
An earlier shot of Kens mystery coach 571BWT. It dates from 1962, registered in the West Riding and possibly new to Dodd of Belton. It later ran for Bond Brothers of Willington in County Durham. When photographed it was at a rally in Huddersfield in the mid nineties. After this it was repainted in the livery of Shaw Brothers of Byers Green although it was never owned by them.
Photo taken 1995, Huddersfield
727. 571BWT
Cadman's of Thorne 571BWT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Britannia C41F body, new to Fearn's of Dodworth in 1962.
Photo taken October 1982, Cadman's premises, Thorne Moorends, near Doncaster
728. 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
729. 704RDH
Evans, Minsterley (Minsterley Motor Company) 704RDH, seen in Shrewsbury, had been acquired in March 1967 from Morris, Borehamwood. It was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body, new in January 1962 to Central, Walsall.
Photo taken early 1971, Raven Meadows, Shrewsbury
730. 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. To the left is one of the 1970 Plaxton Leopards C4/5 (VTC715/6H) whilst to the right is C6, RTD432C, the Duple C49F bodied Leopard new in 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 10 May 1975, London Wembley
731. 750TJ
King of Dunblane operated 750TJ, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1962 with Duple 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
732. 752MRR
W Gash, Newark, B18, 752MRR, a Bedford VAS1 built in 1962 with Duple Bella Vista C29F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Redcar Racecourse
733. 752MRR
Gash, Newark B18, 752MRR, was a Bedford VAS1 with Duple Bella Vista C29F bodywork built in 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1963, St Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester
734. 8329DD
Thomas, West Ewell 8329DD was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Duple Britannia C43F body acquired from Stanwell Car Hire in November 1977. It had been new in May 1962 to Renown, Bristol and is seen here in Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh whilst working a rail replacement service.
Photo taken Sunday 9 July 1978, Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh
735. 922DLK
J Clubb of Wilmington, Kent 922DLK, one of three 1962 Ford 'Thames Trader' 570E with Duple 'Yeoman' coachwork.
Photo taken Wednesday 28 July 1965, Greencroft Coach Park, Eastbourne
736. 951WTU
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
737. 9545PT
Cleveland Transit S343, 9545PT, a Bedford SB5 built in 1962 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1975, former SMS depot, Saltburn
738. 9546PT
Cleveland Transit S344 9546PT Bedford SB5 built in 1962 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1975, former SMS depot, Saltburn
739. 999CBE
Atkins of Skegness 999CBE, an AEC Reliance with Duple Brittania C41F body.
Photo taken Wednesday 16 September 1970, Grand Parade, Skegness
740. 9EBF
Number 70 in the Harper Bros., Heath Hayes fleet was this Bedford SB8, registered 9EBF, with a Duple Super Vega C41F body which had been new in June 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 22 March 1964
741. 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
742. J31521
J31521, Redline Tours , St. Helier 19, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body acquired in June 1963 from Corvedale, Ludlow.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Esplanade, St Helier
743. PCP735
Hebble 52, PCP735, a Ford Thames Trader with Duple C41F body new in 1962, seen here on hire to Wallace Arnold.
Photo taken 1965, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
744. SCK867
Ribble 702, SCK867, a 40 seat Duple Alpine-bodied Leyland Leopard coach, new in 1962.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
745. SCK870
Ribble Motors, 705, SCK870, a Leyland Leopard with Duple 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
746. TGV531
Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork was carried by TGV531, a Bedford SB5 new in April 1962 in the fleet of Morley, West Row, who used Grey Coaches as the fleetname.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
747. VNL588
I'm sure we can easily manage 41 SCT61 time travellers to pay 55p (40p for children) for this afternoon excursion from Leicester to Twycross Zoo. Barton 1117, VNL588, was a Bedford SB5 with Duple Super Vega C41F new to Hollings, Wallsend in February 1962 and stands beside an unknown heavyweight companion, with one or other taking a cheaper unspecified tour instead.
Photo taken Sunday 16 May 1971, Humberstone Gate, Leicester
748. YRV604
Wilson's Coaches, Helmsley, YRV604, Bedford VAS1 built in 1962 with Duple Bella Vista C29F bodywork.
Photo taken 1972, High Street, Helmsley
749. 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
750. 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
751. YWS860
Eastern Scottish Bedford VAS1, YWS860, C11, built in 1962 with Duple 24 seat body operating an extended tour from Edinburgh (Western Highlands and the Isle of Skye), where a smaller bus was particularly useful. These vehicles are noted in BBF 22 as front entrance but it could be argued they were centre entrance. Some of this batch were maroon and cream when new.
Photo taken Saturday 15 August 1970, St Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
752. 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
753. 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
754. 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
755. 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
756. 167FVD
Wilson of Carnwath 167FVD, a Albion Victor VT21L built in 1963 with Duple Firefly C41F bodywork. New to Irvine of Salsburgh.
Photo taken August 1978, Carnwath
757. 19LMJ
Dover, Houghton-le-Spring, 19LMJ, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1963 with Duple Trooper C41F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racecourse
758. 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
759. 204SC
Curtis Coaches, Dudley, 204SC, a Bedford SB5 built in 1963 with Duple Bella Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Guisborough
760. 217SC
Edinburgh 217, 217SC, a Bedford VAL14 built in 1963/4 with Duple Vega Major C52F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Waverley Bridge
761. 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
762. 422JGD
Macbrayne 98, 422JGD, a Duple Commodore C45F bodied AEC Reliance delivered in 1963 seen leaving the Glasgow terminal.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1970, MacBrayne Glasgow Terminal
763. 436GAC
Midland Red 2055, 436GAC, seen in Stratford was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Duple Northern Alpine Continental C49F body. When new as Stratford Blue 59 in 1963 it had a glazed front dome and a standard inward opening front hinged coach door. In September 1969 it was renumbered 55 and in 1970 was converted for one-man operation, fitted with the roof mounted destination box and a slightly recessed pivoted entrance door. It passed to Midland Red in December 1970, was numbered 2055 and was withdrawn in November 1972 being sold to City of Oxford in February 1973.
Photo taken Saturday 10 April 1971, Stratford-upon-Avon Red Lion Bus Station
764. 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
765. 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
766. 493DWW
SYPTE 1013, 493DWW, an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Duple Commodore C43F body new as Felix, Hatfield 44 in June 1963 was seen in Doncaster.
Photo taken Wednesday 12 April 1978, Doncaster
767. 504EBL
Reliance, Newbury 87, 504EBL, was a Bedford VAL14 with a Duple Vega Major C52F body was seen in Coventry.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Coventry
768. 51JMJ
Barnard Castle Coaches (Burrell) 51JMJ, a Bedford VAL14 built in 1963 with Duple Vega Major C52F bodywork. This had been new to Stringer, Ampthill.
Photo taken June 1974, College Square, Stokesley
769. 529XBF
Bedford SB13, 529XBF, was number 74 in Harper, Heath Hayes fleet and was one of three new in June/July 1963. All carried Duple Bella Vega C41F bodies.
Photo taken Sunday 22 March 1964
770. 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
771. 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
772. 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
773. 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
774. 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
775. 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
776. 7104UP
Scarlet Band, West Cornforth, 56, 7104UP, a Bedford VAL14 built in 1963 with Duple Vega Major C52F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Guisborough
777. 7589TF
J Fishwick & Sons, Leyland, C3, 7589TF, an Albion Victor VT21L built in 1963 with Duple Firefly C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar Racecourse
778. 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
779. 8307UP
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, 8307UP, a Leyland Leopard L2 with Duple Commodore C45F bodywork which entered service in July 1963.
Photo taken January 1971, Byers Green
780. 833CRX
Duple C37F bodywork was carried by South Midland C403, 833CRX, a Bedford SB8 new in 1963 which was seen at Ascot racecourse.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
781. 85DNV
Thamesmead Motor Services 85DNV, an AEC Reliance with Duple Commander C43F body, new to York Bros., Northampton, in July 1963
Photo taken Thamesmead Yard, Blackfen
782. EGM917
Baird's/Cowal Motor Services operated EGM917 a Bedford SB5 with Duple Bella Vega C41F bodywork and is pictured on a gloomy day in Dunoon.
Photo taken c.1971, Hunter's Quay, Dunoon
783. GFT963
Barton 1156, GFT963, a Duple Bella Vega C41F bodied Bedford SB8 had been new to Taylor Bros. North Shields in April 1963 passing to Hall Bros. H2, when both companies were acquired in July 1967. It was transferred to the Barton fleet in January 1971 and is seen at the Chilwell garage.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 1971, Barton's Chilwell Depot
784. GFT964
Barton 1157, GFT964, a Bedford SB8 from 1963 with Duple Bella Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Ripon Racecourse
785. GSS808
An atmospheric shot of Highland Omnibuses T1, GSS804, a 1963 Ford 570E with Duple (N) 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
786. J10632
Blue Coach Tours, St. Helier 2, J10632, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body new as 544NUO in April 1963 to Court Garages, Torquay and acquired in January 1967.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Jersey Zoo
787. WCT901
Delaine, Bourne 57, WCT901, was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body new in May 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, High Street, Baldock
788. 22MAN
Tours (Isle of Man) 31, 22MAN, a Bedford SB3 built in 1964 with Duple Bella Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Peel, Isle of Man
789. 27GWX
AA Motor Services, Ayr, and Dodds (Troon) 4, 27GWX, a Bedford VAL14 built in 1964 with Duple B54F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, A.A. Bus Station, Boswell Park, Ayr
790. 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
791. 426CEL
Tex Tours of Bournemouth 426CEL, a seemingly brand new Bedford VAL14 with Duple Vega Major body of 1964.
Photo taken Monday 18 May 1964, Horse Guards Avenue, London Whitehall
792. 4991VT
Eynon's, Trimsaran 4991VT a 1964 AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Duple C49F body originally PMT C991 and 217HUM a 1964 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Plaxton C49C body originally with Wallace Arnold
Photo taken Friday 10 July 1981, Trimsaran, Eynon's depot
793. 820NEA
Morleys Grey Coaches 820NEA, a Bedford SB5 with Duple C41F body new in 1964 to Hill, West Bromwich.
Photo taken Morleys Yard, Blenheim Garage, West Row
794. 82BRU
Charlie's Cars 82BRU, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Duple Northern C51F body of 1964.
Photo taken 1973, Battersea Wharf
795. 834LAC
Duple C41F bodied Bedford SB13 834LAC, new to De Luxe, Mancetter in May 1964, is seen at Ascot races.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
796. 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
797. 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
798. AAW914B
New to Brown, Donnington Wood in March 1964, AAW914B was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body which was seen at Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
799. ABE542B
Roseland Motors (G A Morse & Son) of Veryan operated ABE542B, a Bedford VAS1 with Duple Bella Vista C29F bodywork which had been new in 1964 to Sheffield of Cleethorpes. It passed to Marfleet's Coaches of Binbrook. It was withdrawn by Marfleet's in 1971 and subsequently acquired by Roseland. It is seen parked at the back of what was then the independent bus station in Truro.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Truro, The Green
800. ADC192B
Mid-Wales Motorways ADC192B, a Duple Bella Vega C41F bodied Bedford SB5 had been new to Begg, Thornaby in 1964.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
801. ADC194B
Smith, Donnington Wood ADC194B, acquired in April 1967 from Ardenvale, Knowle was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body. It had been new in March 1964 to Begg, Thornaby.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
802. ADG479B
Continuing the Grindle theme, here we have Roy Grindle & Son of Cinderford ADG479B, their first 36 footer, a Bedford VAL14/Duple Vega Major, new to them in May 1964. They sold it to Bennett of Gloucester in July 1978. It is parked close behind (a bit too close for a good photograph) a Plaxton bodied coach of their fleet in Locking Road Coach Park, Weston-super-Mare in the summer of 1974.
Photo taken Summer 1974, Locking Road Coach Park, Weston-super-Mare
803. AFN491B
Seen here in Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh is Thomas, West Ewell AFN491B which was one of twelve A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliances new to East Kent in May/June 1964 with Duple Commander C34F bodies.
Photo taken Sunday 9 July 1978, Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh
804. AFN496B
Ebdon, Sidcup AFN496B was one of twelve A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliances new to East Kent in May/June 1964 with Duple Commander C34F bodies. This one was numbered 8496 in May 1977 when fleet numbers were allocated. Sold to Ensign (dealer), Grays in May 1978 it passed to Ebdon in the same month. It was seen in Butterwick at Hammersmith whilst working a rail replacement service for London Transport.
Photo taken Sunday 4 February 1979, Butterwick, Hammersmith
805. AFN499B
Thomas, West Ewell AFN499B was the last of twelve A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliances new to East Kent in May/June 1964 with Duple Commander C34F bodies. This one was numbered 8499 in May 1977 when fleet numbers were allocated.
Photo taken Sunday 9 July 1978, Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh
806. AGE546B
Macbrayne 195, AGE546B, one of three AEC Reliances with Duple Commander C43F bodies delivered in 1964 and seen at the Glasgow terminal.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1970, MacBrayne Glasgow Terminal
807. AGE562B
British Transport Hotels operated AGE562B, a Bedford VAS2 built in 1964 with Duple B30F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Girvan
808. AGG672B
Tyne Valley Coaches AGG672B was a Bedford SB5 with Duple C41F bodywork which had been new to Love of Wishaw in 1964.
Photo taken 1969, Acomb Depot
809. ALR452B
Orange Luxury Coaches, London N.16 ALR452B was a Bedford VAL14 with a Duple Vega Major C51F body seen at Gloucester Green Bus Station in Oxford.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
810. AWT295B
Lough Swilly 148, AWT295B, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1964 with Duple Continental C51F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Letterkenny Depot
811. 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
812. 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
813. 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
814. BTU200B
BTU200B was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance fitted with THE Duple Astrocoach body in C51F form, new in April 1964 to Roberts, Crewe. In July 1964 it passed to Monks, Leigh as seen in this view.
815. BWU710B
Baddeley Bros. 82, BWU710B, a Bedford VAL14 with Duple Vega Major C52F body, new in 1964. This was one of the vehicles that passed to West Yorkshire PTE with the sale of the business in March 1976. Nominally WYPTE's 1382 it never actually carried this number, and was withdrawn the same year.
Photo taken 1973, Holmfirth
816. CJJ470B
Geo Ewer (Grey Green) of London N15 CJJ470B and DLU490C, Bedford SB13 with Duple 'Bella Vega' C41F coachwork of 1964 and 1965 respectively
Photo taken Sunday 18 April 1965, Susans Road Central Coach Station, Eastbourne
817. CPO345B
CPO345B, a rather sad looking Bedford SB with Duple bodywork, seen here with travellers at Waterhall travellers site near Patcham. Despite its shabby looks it was in rude health mechanically.
Photo taken Saturday 12 April 2003, Waterhall, Patcham
818. DTJ623B
Trelawney Tours (J C Pollard) of Hayle operated a number of services, mainly on Market Days. On Fridays (Redruth Market Day) and Saturday afternoons they operated every half-hour between Redruth and Lanner supplementing the daily Western National services on this ten-minute run. DTJ623B, a Duple Bella Vega bodied Bedford SB5 is seen awaiting passengers in Redruth.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Redruth Station Road
819. EMH812B
Banfield, London S.E. EMH812B was a Bedford SB13 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body new in 1964 seen here at Bromley on a railway replacement service.
Photo taken October 1967, Bromley South Station Forecourt
820. ERE879B
Vagg's Coaches, Knockin Heath, ERE879B, a Bedford SB5 built in 1964 with Duple Bella Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Knockin Heath depot
821. GMF178B
Richard Hardie of Chester-le-Street operated this, GMF178B, a Ford Thames with Duple Marauder C52F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Teesside
822. HRF468B
HRF468B in the fleet of Ashley, Dawley was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body acquired in June 1967 from Homer and Jones, Quarry Bank to whom it had been new in 1964.
Photo taken early 1971, Dawley Depot
823. 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
824. XCF106
XCF106, a Bedford SB5 with Duple Bella Vega body, new to Morleys Grey Coaches in 1964.
Photo taken 1983, Blenheim Garage, West Row
825. ABT870K
Primrose Valley Coaches, Filey, ABT870K was a Bedford SB with Duple Bella Vega C41F bodywork, new to Ulsterbus as 148, 2148MZ, in 1965 and reregistered by Primrose Valley on acquisition.
Photo taken August 1976, Depot, Filey
826. BCU282C
Barton Transport 1122, BCU282C, a Bedford VAL14 with Duple Vega Major C52F body, new to Hall Bros., South Shields in 1965.
Photo taken Thursday 17 September 1970, Drummond Road Parking, Skegness
827. 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
828. BOT371C
Seen on a railway replacement service at Wimbledon Station is Mitcham Belle's BOT371C, a Bedford VAL14 with a Duple Vega Major C52F body.
Photo taken October 1967, Wimbledon Station
829. BSN700C
BSN700C, a Bedford VAL14 built in 1965 with Duple Vega Major bodywork, owner unknown.
Photo taken October 1983, Dorchester
830. BTL743C
Delaine, Bourne 59, BTL743C, was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple C41F body new in April 1965 which was seen at Ascot racecourse.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
831. 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
832. CCE932C
Harris (t/a Progressive), Cambridge CCE932C was a Duple C41F bodied Bedford SB5 dating from March 1965 seen at Ascot racecourse.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
833. 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
834. CHA104C
Midland Red 5804, CHA104C, a PSU3/4R Leopard with Duple(N) Commander C49F coachwork.
Photo taken 1972, Battersea Wharf
835. CKS400D
Dodds of Troon, CKS400D, an Albion Victor VT21L built in 1964/5 with Duple Firefly C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Troon?
836. 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
837. CTT773C
A rear view shot of Bedford SB5 CTT773C with Duple 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.
838. CUJ307C
Seen at Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus is Jones, Market Drayton 105, CUJ307C, a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body which was acquired in March 1966 from Whittle, Highley to whom it had been new the previous year as number 7.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
839. CUM495C
P McCabe, Douglas Water, CUM495C, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1965 with Duple Firefly C41F bodywork. New to Wallace Arnold, this was finding more work north of the border.
Photo taken June 1971, Girvan
840. 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
841. DDG259C
Black & White 259, DDG259C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3-3R with Duple 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
842. DPY582C
Saltburn MS 40, DPY582C, a Bedford J2SZ10 built in 1965 with Duple C19F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1970, Saltburn MS Guisborough Garage
843. DRP87C
Jeffs of Helmdon near Brackley DRP87C, AEC Reliance / Duple Continental, on hire to United Counties.
Photo taken August 1973, Great Yarmouth Coach Park
844. EPM134C
This Ford R226, new in 1965, with Duple C52F body was operated by Walwyn, Maidenhead.
Photo taken Saturday 6 November 1965, Horse Guards Avenue, London Whitehall
845. EPM473C
Roy and Margaret Kirk, Bridlington, EPM473C, a Bedford J2SZ10 built in 1965 with Duple C20F .
Photo taken April 1981, Bridlington
846. EUE736C
De Luxe, Mancetter EUE736C was a Ford Thames 570E with a Duple C41F body new in the month in which the photograph was taken at Ascot racecourse.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
847. EYG251C
Reliance (R Store Ltd) operated EYG251C, a Bedford SB5 with Duple C41F bodywork. It was new in 1965 and withdrawn in 1973.
Photo taken 1973, Reliance Depot, Church Road, Stainforth
848. 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
849. FPT440C
Economic 10, FPT440C, a Bedford VAL14 built in 1965 with Duple Vega Major C52F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1974, Redcar Racecourse
850. GMB200C
Three of Ralph Bullocks coaches at the rear of their Cheadle garage. L to R are AMB299B a 1964 Bedford SB5/Duple C41F, middle is a 1966 Bedford VAM/DupleC45F NTU600D and on the right is 1965 GMB200C a Bedford VAL/Duple C52F. Bullocks obviously liked Bedford and Duple
Photo taken 10 April 1966, Cheadle, Cheshire
851. GMB200C
This fine example of a Duple "Super Vega" C52F bodied Bedford VAL14 GMB200C built in January 1965 reminds me of the Dinky Toys model. The example in my collection is in these colours.
Photo taken Sunday 14 March 1971, Depot, Cheadle
852. HUR128C
Suttons, Clacton HUR128C, Ford Thames / Duple Trooper. On Essex Coast Express, sandwiched at Victoria Coach Station between a Yorkshire Traction coach and Midland Red Leyland Leopard YHA396J.
Photo taken Saturday 30 September 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
853. J1465
Jersey Coach Transport (Rover Tours), St. Helier ROVER NINE, J1465, seen in St. Aubins, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body and was new in May 1965.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, St. Aubins, Jersey
854. 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
855. MHX914C
Middleton's Coaches, Rugeley, 30, MHX914C,a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1965 with Duple Continental C51F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1977, Redcar Racecourse
856. 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
857. SRE175C
SRE175C, a Ford Thames Trader 676E built in 1965 with Duple Marauder C52F bodywork. This had been new to Winkle, Willenhall, but the current operator was unidentified.
Photo taken April 1981, Station Car Park, Bridlington
858. 111XMN
Tours (Isle of Man) 21, 111XMN, a Bedford VAM3 built in 1966 with Duple Bella Ventura C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Douglas
859. 899EMN
Douglas Corporation Transport 6, 899EMN, a Bedford VAS1 built in 1966 with Duple (Midland) B30F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Douglas Bus Station
860. 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
861. CCU277D
Barton 1124, CCU277D, a Duple Vega Major C52F bodied Bedford VAL14, one of four new to Hall Bros. in 1966 is seen at Barton's Chilwell garage in company with Harrington (993) and Yeates (964) bodied VALs. new to Barton.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 1971, Barton's Chilwell Depot
862. 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
863. 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.
864. 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 II C45F body adapted for one man operation.
Photo taken Saturday 18 May 1974, Victoria Coach Station, London
865. DJX18D
Yorkshire Woollen District 518, DJX18D, an A E C Reliance 2MU4RA built in 1966 with Duple 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
866. ENC705D
Garelochhead Coach Services 113, ENC705D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1966 with Duple Continental C51F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Garelochhead CS depot.
867. ENC707D
Garelochhead Coach Services 114, ENC707D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1966 with Duple Commander C51F bodywork. This had been new to Happiways Spencer, Manchester.
Photo taken July 1977, Garelochhead CS depot
868. 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
869. ESP292D
Highland Omnibuses T16, ESP292D, a 1966 Ford R192 with Duple (N) Viscount C45F body, was new to Drysdale, Cupar, reaching Highland via Alexander Fife in 1968.
Photo taken June 1968, Inverness Bus Station
870. 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
871. 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
872. FCA750D
FCA750D was a 1966 Bedford VAM with Duple Bella Ventura C45F bodywork operated by Tremain's of Zelah. It is seen in the former independent bus station in Truro; this now forms part of the city's main bus station which has moved from its original site on Lemon Quay.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Truro, The Green
873. FJE982D
Myalls' FJE982D, a Bedford VAM5 with Duple Bella Venture C45F body new in 1966
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 2012
874. FPY298D
Mid Wales Motorways, Newtown, FPY298D, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Duple Bella Ventura C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Newtown Garage
875. FVA461D
Bleanch, Hetton-le-Hole, FVA461D a Ford R192 built in 1966 with Duple Empress C45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Guisborough
876. GPM818D
Austin, Stafford 111, GPM818D was a Ford R226 with a Duple Mariner C52F body new in 1966 which had been acquired in January 1968 from Jenner, Lamberhurst.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
877. GPM820D
T.R. Morris, Llanfyllin, GPM820D, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1966 with Duple Viscount C45F bodywork. This had been new to Basingstoke & District, Tadley.
Photo taken July 1978, Llanfyllin depot
878. 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
879. HCD376E
Tyne Valley, Acomb, HCD376E, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT built in 1966 with Duple Commander II C49F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1978, Acomb garage
880. 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
881. J35661
Seen at Gorey is Jersey Coach Transport (Rover Tours), St Helier ROVER TWELVE, J35661, which was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body, one of two new in May 1966.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Gorey
882. J7011
J7011, Redline Tours, St. Helier 10, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body new in April 1966 and is seen outside the Redline Booking Office.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Esplanade, St Helier
883. J7015
J7015, Redline Tours, St. Helier 9, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body new to them in April 1966, and is seen outside their booking office.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Esplanade, St Helier
884. J9143
Blue Eagle, St. Helier 11, J9143, seen about to pass the Weighbridge Bus Station in St. Helier was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body.
Photo taken Thursday 14 June 1973, outside Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
885. JJJ568D
A Timpson & Sons JJJ568D, an AEC Reliance with Duple 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
886. JUV516D
George Ewer (Grey Green), London N.16 JUV516D, seen at Gloucester Green Bus Station in Oxford, was a Bedford VAM14 with a Duple C45F body.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
887. JUY985D
Mascot Continental JUY985D, Bedford VAM / Duple Viscount.
Photo taken September 1972, Seashore Camp, Great Yarmouth
888. KWW109D
Yorkshire Traction 20, KWW109D, a 1966 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Duple 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
889. LFM341D
DC Jones & Sons, Ruabon, LFM341D, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Duple Bella Ventura C45F bodywork. This had been new to Foster, Upholland.
Photo taken July 1978, Ruabon
890. 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
891. LUP418D
Hutchinson Bros of Husthwaite LUP418D, a Bedford VAL14 built in 1966 with Duple Vega Major C52F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1974, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
892. LUP846D
Martindale, Ferryhill, LUP846D, a Bedford VAL14 built in 1966 with Duple Vega Major C52F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Ferryhill Garage
893. 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 II C51F body and was seen at Wembley.
Photo taken Saturday 23 May 1970, London Wembley Stadium
894. LYL998D
Llynfi, Maesteg LYL998D was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with Duple Northern Commander II C51F body seen at Llynfi's garage at Maesteg. It had been new to Hall, Hounslow in 1966.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1971, Rugby Club, Maesteg
895. MUP356D
General, Chester-le-Street, 2, MUP356D, a Bedford VAM built in 1966 with Duple Bella Ventura C45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1971, Roman Road, Middlesbrough
896. NTU500D
Bullocks coach NTU500D, a Bedford VAS with C29F Duple Bella Vista body. Seen here in 1966 at the rear of Ralph Bullocks garage when Cheadle was in Cheshire, before someone moved it into Greater Manchester (not to be confused with Cheadle, Staffordshire).
Photo taken Sunday 10 April 1966, Cheadle, Cheshire
897. 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
898. 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
899. RUP179D
Lockeys of St Helen Auckland, Co. Durham, RUP179D, a Bedford VAM of 1966 with Duple Bella Ventura C45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1974, Westgate, Guisborough
900. UTC240D
Gladwin Tours of Middlesbrough and their unmistakeable livery on UTC240D, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Duple Viscount C45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1983, Just off Marton Road, Middlesbrough
901. 1219TZ
Lough Swilly 172, 1219TZ, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1967 with Duple Midland DP45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Letterkenny
902. 7000MN
Tours (Isle of Man) 16, 7000MN, a Bedford VAM3 built in 1967 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork. This had been new as Salopia 239, registered HUX239E.
Photo taken July 1976, Pulrose, Douglas, Isle of Man
903. 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
904. FEY788E
Jones, Menai Bridge FEY788E, new in July 1967, was reportedly a Bedford TK which was rebuilt to Bedford SB5 configuration and fitted with the Duple C37F body which had previously been used to rebody EY8671, a Crossley SD42, in 1956. It is seen at Jones's garage.
Photo taken 1972, Menai Bridge
905. FRF547E
Austin, Stafford 110, FRF547E, a Ford R192 with a Duple Viceroy C45F body was new to him in June 1967.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
906. 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. It was withdrawn in October 1980 and passed to J J Morrow & Son (Boulevard Coaches) of Clydebank. It is pictured outside Alloway Parish Church in Ayrshire.
Photo taken early 1970s, Alloway, Ayrshire
907. GSN710E
Southern, Barrhead, GSN710E, a Bedford VAL14 built in 1967 with Duple Viceroy 36 C52F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Girvan
908. GTL825E
Delaine, Bourne 62, GTL825E, a Bedford VAL14 with a Duple Vega Major C52F body had been new in May 1967 and is seen at their garage.
Photo taken Sunday 13 August 1967, Delaine Garage, Bourne
909. HCD392E
Southdown 1792, HCD392E, a 1967 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT fitted with a Duple 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
910. HUJ513E
Fisher, Bronington HUJ513E looks very much at home, in terms of livery, among Alexander Midland vehicles in Glasgow.
Photo taken Monday 3 August 1970, Glasgow
911. HWG534E
Alexander (Midland) MW278, HWG534E, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1967 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh
912. HWH983E
Leigh's of Bolton HWH983E, a Bedford VAM with Duple Viceroy C45F body, new in 1967. Seen taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
913. J10647
Blue Coach Tours 16, J10647, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body new in July 1967.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, approaching Gorey Harbour, Jersey
914. J10647
Blue Coach Tours, St. Helier 16, J10647, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body new to them in July 1967, which is seen at Gorey.
Photo taken Wednesday 25 April 1979, Gorey, Jersey
915. JKT108E
Ashley, Dawley acquired JKT108E, a Bedford VAM5 with a Duple Viceroy C45F body from Davies, London, E.C.3 in February 1971. It is seen in Wellington.
Photo taken early 1971, Queen Street, Wellington
916. 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
917. MAL566E
Martindale, Ferryhill, MAL566E, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1967 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1973, Redcar Racecouirse
918. MAW196F
Hampson, Oswestry, 35, MAW196F, a Bedford VAM from around 1967 with Duple Commander bodywork.
Photo taken March 1969, Keele University
919. NFM686E
Crosville MS CVT686, NFM686E, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1967 with Duple Viscount C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Old Station Yard, off Rectory Lane, Guisborough
920. OAB436E
Ashley, Dawley OAB436E was a Ford R192 with a Duple Viceroy C45F body which had been new in 1967 to Woodstones, Kidderminster and which was acquired in February 1970.
Photo taken early 1971
921. 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
922. ONU885E
Glossop Carriage Co ONU885E, a Ford R192 built in 1967 with Duple Empress C45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1974, Redcar Racecourse
923. PPW845F
Eastern Counties CB845, PPW845F, Bedford VAM / Duple.
Photo taken September 1972, Great Yarmouth
924. SAB495F
Smith, Donnington Wood SAB495F was a Ford R192 with a Duple Viceroy C45F body acquired in April 1970 from Woodstones, Kidderminster.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
925. SUP205E
Venture VC5, SUP205E, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1967 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1970, Darlington
926. TPT99E
Kingsway, Langley Park, TPT99E, a Bedford VAM built in 1967 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1972, Darlington
927. 34LMN
Tours (Isle of Man), Douglas, 18, 34LMN, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/3R built in 1968 with Duple Commander III C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Peel, Isle of Man
928. 36LMN
Tours (Isle of Man) 20, 36LMN, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/3R built in 1968 with Duple Commander III C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Douglas Bus Station
929. BUP121F
Martindale of Ferryhill BUP121F, a Bedford VAM built in 1968 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Martindale Garage off Durham Road, Ferryhill
930. GEF595F
Bee-Line Roadways of Middlesbrough 22, GEF595F, a Bedford VAL70 built in 1968 with Duple Viceroy 37 C52F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1970, Linthorpe garage, Middlesbrough
931. 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
932. 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
933. J34870
Tantivy, St. Helier 9, J34870, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body new in May 1968.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, St. Helier
934. J34870
Tantivy, St. Helier 9, J34870, seen at Gorey, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body, one of three new in May 1968.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Gorey
935. J4828
Mascot Motors, St. Helier 18, J4828, was a Bedford SB5 (petrol) with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body which was seen at their garage in St. Helier.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, Mascot Garage, St. Helier
936. JGR465F
Hylton Castle Coaches, Sunderland, JGR465F, a Bedford VAS5 built in 1968 with Duple Vista 26 C29F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar Racecourse
937. 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 coach bodies and two ECW bus shell DPs for Midland General).
Photo taken Sunday 9 May 2010, Carisbrooke Castle
938. KDL885F
A second view of preserved Duple bodied Southern Vectis 301, KDL885F, one of only 11 RESH chassis built.
Photo taken Sunday 9 May 2010, Carisbrooke Castle
939. KJA259F
North Western 259, KJA259F, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/4R / Duple C41F of 1968.
Photo taken 1973, Battersea Wharf
940. KSD916F
Dodds Coaches of Troon operated this Bedford VAS5 with Duple Vista 25 coachwork, KSD916F, new in 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 23 June 1968, Troon
941. KVC589F
Millward's Coaches, Hanley, KVC589F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1968 with Duple Commander III C51F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1977, Redcar Racecourse
942. LFS261F
Eastern Scottish ZC261L, LFS261F, a Bedford VAM70 from 1968 with Duple Midland DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Kelso Depot
943. 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
944. LUN529F
Clun Valley Motors LUN529F, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1968 with Duple Viscount C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Ludlow
945. 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
946. MRU124F
Spot the odd men out at Westover Road bus station, Bournemouth in August 1969. Hants and Dorset 916, MRU124F, Bristol RELH with Duple 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
947. 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
948. NRP89F
York Bros. of Northampton (89) NRP89F, an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR with Duple (Northern) Commander III C51F body. Behind is Bostock's of Congleton (19) BMB560F, a Bedford VAL70 with Plaxton Panorama I C52F body, then Thorpe's (Link Line) of London NW10 TMF714F, a Bedford VAM70 with Duple Viceroy C45F body. All were new in 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
949. NUX112G
Turner's Coaches, Coatham, NUX112G, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1968 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork. Looking quite smart in the sunshine, this had been new to Whittle of Highley.
Photo taken April 1972, Park Avenue, Redcar
950. 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
951. 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
952. TGH767F
Mike's TGH767F, a 1968 AEC Reliance 6U3ZR with Duple C44F body new to Whyte's of Ashford.
Photo taken Tuesday 30 August 1977, St Helen's Road, Caernarfon
953. TWP149F
Harris Tours, Bromsgrove TWP149F, a Bedford VAS5 with Duple Vista 25 C29F body, new in 1968. Behind is Warburton's of Tottington KTC 330C, an AEC Reliance 2MU4RA with Harrington Grenadier C41F body, new in 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
954. UMK463F
Samuelsons New Transport UMK463F, a Leopard PSU3/3RT with Duple C49F body, new in 1968, seen here at Battersea Wharf in the elegant pre NBC livery, next to 446BXD, a 1961 Reliance / Duple C41C in full NBC garb.
Photo taken c.1974?, Battersea Wharf
955. 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
956. 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
957. YTW539F
National Travel (South East) 9415, YTW539F, a Bristol RESH6G built in 1968 with Duple Commander III C36F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1974, Duke Street, Darlington
958. EPT829G
Mowbray, Stanley was one of two operators using the name Diamond for a jointly operated service. His Duple Midland B45F bodied Bedford VAM70, EPT829G, which had been new in March is seen here at the Stanley end of the route.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Stanley Bus Station
959. HJM151H
Robinson of Appleby (Elliott) HJM151H, a Ford R226 built in 1969 with Duple Viceroy 37 C53F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Darlington
960. J22346
Blue Coach Tours, St. Helier 17, J22346, a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body which had been new in May 1969.
Photo taken Wednesday 25 April 1979, Esplanade, St. Helier
961. J5958
Tantivy, St. Helier 8, J5958, a Bedford SB5 with a Duple C41F body new in 1969 and acquired in September 1972 from Irving, Carlisle is seen leaving the Coach Station on The Parade in a contract livery for Modern Line Travel Ltd. It was originally registered TAO179G.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, The Parade, St. Helier
962. J5958
Tantivy, St. Helier 8, J5958, was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body which had been new in April 1969 to Hamilton, Workington as TAO179G.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Gorey
963. JCU855G
OK Motor Services JCU855G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1969 with Duple 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
964. KEN381G
This early Bedford minibus was new to Bury as their 81 in 1969, whose livery it still carries, although now 6081, KEN381G, in the SELNEC fleet. It was a Bedford J25Z10 with Duple B21C body and is seen here in the centre of Bury, showing the destination Topping Fold.
Photo taken Willow Street, Bury
965. MXG102G
Begg of Middlesbrough MXG102G, a Bedford VAM built ca 1969 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1969, Thornaby
966. NFJ622G
Greenslades, Exeter, 493, NFJ622G, an A E C Reliance 6U3ZR built in 1969 with Duple Commander IV C44F bodywork (weighing 8 tons 9 hundredweight unladen).
Photo taken September 1973, Westwood, Scarborough
967. NUN7G
T Williams of Ponciau NUN7G, a Bedford SB5 built in 1969 with Duple B40F bodywork. Taken waiting at Wrexham before running to Rhostyllen.
Photo taken July 1978, Wrexham Bus Station
968. 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
969. SYS491G
F Lockey & Sons, St Helen Auckland, SYS491G, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1969 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1978, off Rectory Lane, Guisborough
970. UAA760H
Grosvenor's of Enfield UAA760H, a Bedford SB5 with Duple Vega 31 C41F body, new in 1969/70. Pictured on the coach park in Hastings with a Premier Albanian VAM/Viceroy alongside, as a Humber Super Snipe Estate car departs.
Photo taken Tuesday 21 July 1970, Rock-A-Nore Road Coach Park, Hastings
971. VVA259H
Galloway of Harthill, VVA259H, a Bedford VAL70 built in 1969/70 with Duple Viceroy 37 C53F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Middlesbrough
972. VVT913G
Potteries MT13, VVT913G, an AEC Reliance 8U2R built in 1969 with Duple Commander IV C49F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Newcastle-under-Lyme Garage
973. VYT493G
Steelhouse Lane Youth Project, Wolverhampton, VYT493G, a Bedford VAL70 built in 1969 with Duple Viceroy 37 C53F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1984
974. FYG663J
Abbey Coachways, Selby, FYG663J, a Bedford VAL70 built in 1970 with Duple Midland C53F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1976, Station Car Park, Bridlington
975. HVW241H
Tillings Travel PL9417, HVW241H. Bristol RELH / Duple, new in August 1970 as Eastern National 417.
Photo taken Saturday 14 July 1973, Prittlewell Garage, Southend
976. J10326
Seen passing the Weighbridge Bus Station in St. Helier is Blue Coach Tours, St. Helier 15, J10326, which was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega 31 C41F body new in August 1970.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 May 1973, outside Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
977. J26408
Tantivy, St. Helier 29, J26408, a Bedford VAS5 with a Duple Vista 25 C29F body was new in 1970 to Jersey Tours, St. Helier and was acquired by Tantivy in December 1970.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 1973, St. Helier
978. J4830
Mascot Motors, St. Helier 19, J4830, a Bedford SB5 (petrol) with a Duple Vega 31 C41F body was seen at their garage in St. Helier.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, Mascot Garage, St. Helier
979. KUP232J
Turner's Coaches, Coatham, KUP232J, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1970 with Duple Midland DP45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1982, Warrenby (near Coatham)
980. KUP498J
Martindale of Ferryhill KUP498J, a Ford R226 built in 1970 with Duple Viceroy 37 C53F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
981. SSF237H
Edinburgh Corporation 237, SSF237H, a Bedford VAL70 built in 1970 with Duple Viceroy 37 C53F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh
982. VSC242J
Edinburgh City Transport 242, VSC242J, a Bedford YRQ with Duple Viceroy C45F body
Photo taken 1972, Waverley Bridge
983. AVF50J
Glossop Carriage Co. Ltd AVF50J, a Bedford SB5 built in 1971 with Duple Vega 31 C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1974, Redcar Racecourse
984. FUB479K
Wallace Arnold, Leeds, FUB479K, a Leyland Leopard built in 1971/2 with Duple Viceroy bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar Racecourse
985. HHN900K
Scott's Greys of Darlington, HHN900K, a Ford R226 built in 1971/2 with Duple Viceroy 37 C53F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Darlington
986. J17041
Mascot Motors, St. Helier 20, J17041, a Bedford SB5 (petrol) with a Duple Vega 31 C41F body was seen at their garage in St. Helier.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, Mascot Garage, St. Helier
987. J29686
Jersey Motor Transport 34, J29686, was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Vega 31 C39F body, the last of five new in May 1971, and was seen passing the Weighbridge Bus Station in St. Helier.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 May 1973, Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
988. OPT226J
Gypsy Queen, Langley Moor, OPT226J, a Bedford YRQ built in 1971 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Guisborough, off Rectory lane
989. OUP281K
Blaydonian Coaches, Blaydon-on-Tyne, OUP281K, a Bedford YRQ built in 1971 with Duple Viceroy bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racecourse
990. SGS552K
SGS552K, a Ford R192 new in September 1971 with a Duple C45F body to Lawson, Methven, converted to a motorhome in 1985, but still with original running gear and front of bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 28 July 2013, Classic Camper Club, National Rally, Shipston On Stour
991. TAG770J
Dodds of Troon, TAG770J, a Bedford SB5 built in 1971 with Duple Vega 31 C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Troon?
992. TUX913J
Parish's MS, Morda, Oswestry, TUX913J, a Bedford YRQ built in 1971 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, High Street, Llanfyllin
993. UNT296J
H Ballard, Welshpool, UNT296J, a Bedford SB3 built in 1971 with Duple Vega 31 C41F bodywork. Apart from losing a fleet number, 296, this seemed unchanged from its original owner, Salopia, Whitchurch.
Photo taken July 1978, Garage, Welshpool
994. VUX576K
Valley Motors, Bishop's Castle, VUX576K, a Ford R192 built in 1971 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Barker Street bus station, Shrewsbury
995. XTY682J
H E Craiggs, Amble, XTY682J, a Bedford SB5 built in 1971 with Duple C41F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Darlington
996. YHP760J
YHP760J, a Bedford VAS with Duple C29F body with, in the background, Llandudno UDC (Aberconwy UDC) Dennis Pax FJC737F on Great Orme and Marine Drive duty. YHP760J was new to Bonas, Coventry in June 1971.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 May 1991, Llandudno Pier
997. YJR591J
Armstrong of Westerhope YJR591J, a Bedford YRQ built in 1971 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork. Stokesley was a convenient stopping place for Tyneside excursions to Helmsley and Pickering with its Fish and Chip shop, cafe and toilets.
Photo taken May 1973, College Square, Stokesley
998. AAW671K
Valley Motors, Bishop's Castle, AAW671K a Ford R192 built in 1972 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Bishop's Castle
999. AFS244K
Edinburgh Corporation 244, AFS244K, a Bedford YRT built in 1972 with Duple Viceroy C51F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh
1,000. J19772
Blue Coach Tours, St. Helier 9, J19772, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega 31 C41F body, new in March 1972, which is seen about to pass the Weighbridge Bus Station in St. Helier.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, outside Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
1,001. LRE649K
Berresford purchased a selection of vehicles from East Kent between 1977 and 1979. One of these was AFN598B and AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Park Royal C49F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1981, Berresfords Depot, Cheddleton
1,002. TPT115K
Bond Bros, Willington, TPT115K, a Bedford YRQ built in 1972 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1974, College Square, Stokesley
1,003. YCD880K
Unique Coaches, Brighton 41, YCD880K, a 1972 Bedford YRQ with Duple C45F waiting for passengers for Goodwood races.
Photo taken Saturday 11 September 1976, Marine Parade, Brighton
1,004. NRM809M
Cumberland Motor Services 809, NRM809M, a Ford R226 with Duple C53F bodywork, has just arrived at Keswick on the 71 service from Carlisle via Wigton. The bus had been new in October 1973.
Photo taken March 1976, Keswick Bus Station
1,005. VWY841L
Baddeley Bros of Holmfirth were taken over by the West Yorkshire PTE in 1976 but retained their own livery. Seen in the yard at Holmfirth are Ford R226 114, VWY841L, a 1973 Duple bodied example bought new by Baddeleys; 118, MUG522L, a Leyland Leopard with Plaxton bodywork new as their 22 to Leeds City Transport in 1973 and 115, VWY842L, another Ford R226 with Duple bodywork of 1973.
Photo taken Thursday 12 April 1979, Dunford Road, Holmfirth
1,006. VWY841L
A rear view of Baddeley Bros., Holmfirth 114, VWY841L, a Ford R226 with Duple Dominant C53F body, new in 1973.
Photo taken 1973, Baddeley's Garage, Holmfirth.
1,007. VWY842L
Baddeley Bros., Holmfirth 113, VWY842L, a Ford R226 with Duple Dominant C53F body new in 1973.
Photo taken 1973, Baddeley's Garage, Holmfirth
1,008. HWF534N
Premier (Harold Wilson) of Stainforth operated HWF534N, a Bedford YRT with Duple C53F bodywork which was new in March 1975.
Photo taken c.1975, Premier Depot, East Lane, Stainforth
1,009. J16929
Mascot Motors, St Helier 24, J16929, was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Vega 31 C41F body seen outside the Pomme d'Or Hotel on the Esplanade.
Photo taken Saturday 28 April 1979, Esplanade, St. Helier
1,010. RYG396R
West Riding 5, RYG396R, a 1977 Leyland Leopard PSU3D/4R with Duple DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken January 1977
1,011. UTD203T
In common with other vehicles purchased for the coach fleet, Leyland Leopard UTD203T, Southend Transport 203, was often employed on local, low-frequency rural scheduled services, such as here on route 12 to Wallasea Island via Stambridge and Canewdon. At Wallasea it connected with the privately-run boat ferry to Burnham-on-Crouch.
Photo taken Monday 7 May 1979, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
1,012. XYK765T
Grey Green XYK765T, Leyland Leopard / Duple C49F, new in August 1978.
Photo taken August 1978, Colchester Bus Station
1,013. DHK102T
Colchester Borough Transport 102, DHK102T, Leyland Leopard / Duple. New in February 1979, see here on National Express 084 to London.
Photo taken 1982, Colchester Bus Station
1,014. ELN927T
About to cross London Bridge is ETO585 a Leyland PSU5C/4R Leopard with a Duple Dominant C57F body new to Prairie, Uxbridge as ELN927T. It was acquired by Thomas, West Ewell (t/a Edward Thomas & Son) in November 1983 from T.U.R. Travel, London W.2 and re-registered in June 1985. It is seen here in a contract livery to operate for London Transport Tours and Charter which it retained until September 1986 when it received the Thomas name replacing the LT lettering.
Photo taken 1985/6, London Bridge
1,015. ELN927T
Thomas, West Ewell ELN927T was a Leyland PSU5C/4R Leopard with Duple Dominant C57F body new to Prairie, West Drayton. It was acquired by Thomas in November 1983 from T.U.R. Travel, London W.2 and is seen here in Kingston Road, Stoneleigh at the junction with Park Avenue West.
Photo taken Sunday 26 August 1984, Kingston Road, Stoneleigh
1,016. ELN927T
Thomas, Ewell Leopard/Duple ETO585 (formerly ELN927T) in a special livery for LT coach tours. It is in the yard alongside Victoria LT garage, which was at this time used as a starting point for some tours.
Photo taken Wilton Road/Gillingham Street, London Victoria
1,017. KVD475P
Duple Dominant C50F bodied A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance KVD457P was number 53 in the fleet of Thamesmead Motor Services, London S.E.16. It had been acquired in October 1980 from Arrowline, West Drayton and passed to Blue Emblem, London S.E.18 in December 1982.