SCT '61 Photo Index
Longwell Green
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1. KNY454
Gelligaer U.D.C. 17, KNY454, was an AEC Regal III new in 1950 with Duple B35F body rebuilt by Longwell Green in 1959 for one man operation.
Photo taken Thursday 16 August 1962, Virginia Park, Caerphilly
2. HDR408
Rowes of Dobwalls, Cornwall were the owners of HDR408, a Leyland Royal Tiger with a Longwell Green C41C body. Built in 1953, it first entered service with the Plymouth Co-operative Society as their fleet number 531, and sold to Embankment Motors of Plymouth in 1961. In 1963 it was bought by Rowes (of Rowe "Hillmaster" chassis fame) who kept it until 1970 when it went to Deeble's of Upton Cross.
Photo taken 1968, St Ives
3. MTG883
Gelligaer MTG883, fleet number 10 was one of two AEC Regall IIIs new in 1953 with Longwell Green B35F bodies. When new it had been number 12 before the 1966 renumbering.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Gelligaer Garage approach road
4. MTG883
Seen on the approach road to the garage is Gelligaer U.D.C. 12, MTG883, an AEC 9621A Regal III with a Longwell Green B35F body.
Photo taken Friday 17 August 1962, Gelligaer, Garage
5. NDW606
Glen Taxis, Shipley NDW606, a Daimler CVG6 with Longwell Green H33/28R body, new to Newport Corporation as their 155 in 1957.
Photo taken summer 1970, Shibden Hall Top Car Park, off Shibden Hall Road, Halifax
6. RTX966
Gelligaer 15, RTX966, new in 1955 as number 28, was an AEC Reliance with Longwell Green B44F body. Withdrawn in 1970 it was used for spares before passing to a dealer.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Gelligaer Garage approach road
7. PWO783
The next delivery to Bedwas and Machen UDC after 1952 was in 1956 when 9, PWO783 arrived. This was an AEC Regent V MD3RV with unusual Longwell Green bodywork which started off as L27/28R, then gained two more seats upstairs, then two more to end up as L31/28R.
Photo taken Bedwas Depot
8. VNY255
Gelligaer U.D.C. 22, VNY255, an AEC MU3RV Reliance with a Longwell Green B44F body seen at the garage in Gelligaer.
Photo taken Friday 17 August 1962, Gelligaer, Garage
9. VNY255
New to Gelligaer as number 22, Longwell Green B44F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance VNY255 was withdrawn in 1972 and passed to Lewis Boys' School, Pengam in December 1972.
Photo taken Saturday 17 March 1973, Craneford Way, Twickenham
10. PDW484
Preserved ex-Newport Corporation 178, PDW484, a Leyland PD2/40 with Longwell Green H30/28R body, new in 1958.
Photo taken Friday 26 August 2005, Blaenavon
11. PDW484
Second shot of preserved ex-Newport Corporation Leyland PD2 PDW484.
Photo taken Friday 26 August 2005, Blaenavon
12. XNY411
Aberdare 55, XNY411, was a Longwell Green H35/29R bodied Guy Arab IV new in 1958 as fleet number 34 being renumbered shortly after delivery.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Aberdare UDC Garage
13. XNY416
Former Aberdare U.D.C. 14, XNY416, a Guy Arab LUF with Longwell Green body, new in 1958. Originally in Aberdare's cream and red livery it had later passed into Cynon Valley Borough Council ownership, receiving this most dismal dark red livery.
Photo taken early 1974, WETC, Winkleigh, Devon
14. XNY418
Aberdare 16, XNY418, was a Guy LUF with Longwell Green B44F body of 1958. Behind it is 27, FTX227C, an AEC Reliance with Strachan body of 1965.
Photo taken 1967, Aberdare UDC Garage
15. XNY419
One of four Guy Arab LUFs with Longwell Green B44F bodies, XNY419 was delivered to Aberdare in 1958 as 7 and renumbered 17 shortly afterwards.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Aberdare UDC Garage
16. 359CTX
Gelligaer 359CTX was a Leyland PD2/40 with Longwell Green L27/28RD body new in 1959 and carried fleet number 7.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Gelligaer Garage approach road
17. SDW133
Newport 57, SDW133, was a Leyland PD2/40 with a Longwell Green H30/28R body dating from 1959.
Photo taken Wednesday 1 March 1972, Hove Avenue, Newport
18. XWO473
XWO473 was number 24 in the West Mon fleet and was a Leyland PD2/40 with Longwell Green L27/28RD body, new in 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Depot Yard, Blackwood
19. 751HNY
Gelligaer 23, 751HNY, was a Longwell Green L27/28RD bodied Leyland PD2/40 new, as number 14, in 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Gelligaer Garage approach road
20. PJA913
Stockport 343, PJA913 was the first of ten Longwell Green H32/28R bodied Leyland PD2/30s delivered in 1960 and fitted, unusually - although not so for Stockport, with wind down window ventilators to the saloon windows.
Photo taken Saturday 30 March 1968, below Wellington Road South, Stockport
21. PJA917
Stockport Corporation bought a batch of Leyland Titan PD2/30s in 1960 that carried unusually for Stockport Longwell Green bodywork which carries more than a hint of ECW about it. 347, PJA917, is seen as 5947 in the Greater Manchester fleet in 1978 shortly before withdrawal.
Photo taken 1978, Chestergate
22. PJA917
GMT 5947, PJA917, a 1960 Leyland PD2/Longwell Green ex-Stockport 347. 5947 outlasted the remainder of this batch by many years and was the only one (apart from driver trainers) to receive the orange livery.
Photo taken Monday 2 October 1978, Mersey Square/Chestergate, Stockport
23. 997TTX
Pontypridd 89, 997TTX, was an AEC Reliance with Longwell Green B45F body new in 1963 and was one of two new that year.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Pontypridd Depot
24. GTX936D
GTX936D was an AEC Regent V with Longwell Green H34/26F body new to Pontypridd as 93 in 1966. Alongside is NNY762E, number 5, an MCCW H34/26F bodied example from the following year.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Pontypridd Depot