SCT '61 Photo Index
Northern Coachbuilders
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1. VX4108
VX4108, another second-hand Canvey and Benfleet AEC Regent with utility NCB body, origin unknown. Photographed after withdrawal in the yard at Fairfax Drive depot in April 1952, still in Canvey livery, but with fleet names painted over ready for disposal.
Photo taken April 1952, Fairfax Drive Depot, Southend
2. WN4761
WN4761 was an AEC Regent with utility NCB body obtained by Canvey and Benfleet from South Wales Transport. It is seen here after takeover by Westcliff, but still in full Canvey light green and cream livery.
Photo taken June 1951, Fairfax Drive Depot, Southend
3. KY8206
Bradford 603, KY8206, was an AEC 661T of 1934. Originally built with an English Electric body it was given a Northern Coachbuilders body in 1948.
Photo taken 1961, Thornbury Depot
4. AAK427
This 1935 AEC 661T seen in Union Street was new with an English Electric H60R body, altered to H58R about 1936, but was rebodied in 1947 with an NCB body seating H30/26R and carried fleet number 625, AAK427.
Photo taken Friday 26 April 1957, Union Street, Bradford
5. KY8217
Bradford 614, KY8217, was new in 1934, an AEC 661T with an English Electric H60R body, altered to H58R about 1936, and was rebodied with an NCB H30/26R body in 1946.
Photo taken Sunday 24 June 1956, Little Horton Lane, Bradford
6. HF7435
HF 7435 was yet another AEC Regent with utility NCB body, obtained from Wallasey (their no.63), photographed leaving Fairfax Drive depot on 16th July 1955. By this time it was probably in green livery but with Westcliff fleetname, although it does not appear to be carrying its 1954 Eastern National fleet number 1156.
Photo taken Saturday 16 July 1955, Fairfax Drive Depot, Southend
7. GPT978
Former Northern General 1178, GPT978. new in late 1946, a Guy Arab II with NCB H30/26R body, exported to Eritrea and at some stage said to have been fitted with a Fiat engine.
Photo taken 2003?, Eritrea
8. GPT978
Rear view of G02335, a 1946 Guy Arab II with Northern Coachbuilders body, new to Northern General Transport as their no. 1178, GPT978.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 October 2009, Asmara, Eritrea
9. HKR11
Rear view of Maidstone 72, HKR11, a Sunbeam W with Northern Coachbuilders H56R body, built in 1946.
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Mill Street, Maidstone
10. HKR2
Maidstone 63, HKR2, Sunbeam W with Northern Coachbuilders H56R body, built in 1946
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Upper Stone Street, Maidstone
11. HKR3
Maidstone 64, HKR3, Sunbeam W with Northern Coachbuilders H56R body, built in 1946
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
12. HKR3
Rear view of Maidstone 64, HKR3, Sunbeam W with Northern Coachbuilders H56R body, built in 1946
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Upper Stone Street, Maidstone
13. HKR4
Maidstone 65, HKR4, with semaphore arm indicating an intention to turn right, was a Sunbeam W with an N.C.B. H30/26R body, one of six new in 1946.
Photo taken Saturday 26 November 1960, High Street, Maidstone
14. HKR6
Maidstone Corporation 67, HKR6, a Sunbeam W with Northern Coachbuilders H56R body, new in 1946
Photo taken 1962, The Kings Arms, Loose
15. HKR9
Maidstone 70, HKR9, Sunbeam W with Northern Coachbuilders H56R body, built in 1946
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
16. ACB902
Two Guys owned by Graham of Paisley sit in the depot yard. Nearest the camera is ACB902, a 1947 Guy Arab III with Northern Coachbuilder bodywork. This had been 74 in the Blackburn fleet and was bought by Graham in 1962. It was in use as a tow truck when photographed
Photo taken Thursday 21 October 1971, Hawkhead, Paisley
17. ACB902
Blackburn Corporation 74, ACB902, a 1947 Guy Arab III with a Northern Coachbuilders H30/26R body in the Coach Street car park at Skipton during the Aire Valley Running Day on October 11th 2015. It was withdrawn in 1962 and sold to Grahams of Paisley and after 2 or 3 changes of owner in preservation, is currently undergoing restoration.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 2015, Coach Street Car Park, Skipton
18. ACB902
Graham, Paisley 58, ACB902, was a Guy Arab III with a Northern Coachbuilders H30/26R body acquired in 1963 from Blackburn where it had been number 74.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Gauze Street, Paisley Cross
19. ACB907
Blackburn 79, ACB907, a Guy Arab II with NCB H30/26R body, one of twelve new in 1947. This one was converted to a tower wagon in March 1962.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 July 1959, Accrington
20. ANH154
Northampton Corporation 154, ANH154, a Daimler CVG6 with Northern Coachbuilders bodywork, one of twenty bought in 1947.
Photo taken 1997, Piece Hall, Halifax
21. CU4716
South Shields 246, CU4716, a 1947 Karrier with Northern Coachbuilders H30/26R body
Photo taken August 1963, South Shields Market Place
22. HKR11
Maidstone Trolleybus 72, HKR11, a 1947 Sunbeam W4 with Northern Coachbuilders H30/26R bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 13 September 2008, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
23. HKR8
Maidstone 69, HKR8, a Sunbeam W with an N.C.B. H30/26R body was new in 1947 and was withdrawn in 1965. It is seen in Mill Street with the Carriage Museum on the left of the picture.
Photo taken Saturday 11 October 1958, Mill Street, Maidstone
24. JKO639
Maidstone 75, JKO639, was the middle one of three Daimler CVG6s with N.C.B. H30/26R bodies new in 1947.
Photo taken Saturday 26 November 1960, Central Maidstone
25. KWB82
Brown's Blue, Markfield KWB82, ex Sheffield 582, was acquired in June 1960 and was an A.E.C. 0961 Regent III with a Northern Coachbuilders H30/26R body new to Sheffield in November 1947.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1963, Western Boulevard, Leicester
26. KWB85
Brown's Blue, Markfield KWB85 ex Sheffield 585, was acquired in June 1960 and was an A.E.C. 0961 Regent III with a Northern Coachbuilders H30/26R body new to Sheffield in December 1947.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1963, St Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester
27. NRE543
NRE543, Green Bus Company, Rugeley 35, was the second of two Guy Arab IIIs with Northern Coachbuilders L29/26R bodies new in 1947 and was photographed at the Uttoxeter garage.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Uttoxeter Garage
28. EKU537
This AEC Regent III, EKU537, with NCB H30/26R body, new in March 1948, was number 537 in the Bradford fleet and is seen in Union Street.
Photo taken Sunday 13 May 1956, Union Street, Bradford
29. GAO767
Cumberland 229, GAO767, new in June 1948, was one of seventeen Leyland PD1s with Northern Coachbuilders L27/26R bodies new in 1948. 229 was rebuilt with radiused windows in 1958 and renumbered to 316 and passed to North (dealer), Leeds in November 1962 and was not traced further.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Cumberland Head Office/Depot, Tangier Street, Whitehaven
30. KWB881
Seen at the Rugeley garage, Green Bus Company, Rugeley 45, KWB881, was a Daimler CVD6 acquired from Sheffield in January 1961. It had a Northern Coachbuilders H30/26R body and had been new in 1948.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Rugeley Garage
31. KWB881
New to Sheffield in 1948, KWB881 became number 45 in the Green Bus, Rugeley fleet when it was acquired in January 1961. The Daimler CVD6 chassis carried a Northern Coachbuilders H30/26R body.
Photo taken Sunday 22 March 1964, Elmore Lane Depot, Rugeley
32. KWB95
Sheffield A 595, KWB95, was one of ten Crossley DD42/3s with N.C.B. H30/26R bodies delivered to Sheffield in January 1948.
Photo taken Saturday 21 February 1959, Pond Street Bus Station
33. LTN501
Preserved former Newcastle 501, LTN501, a 1948 Sunbeam S7 with Northern Coachbuilders H39/31R body.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 May 2008, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
34. LTN501
Newcastle 501, LTN501, a 1948 Sunbeam S7 with locally produced Northern Coachbuilders bodywork. Now at Sandtoft, the bus was seen under restoration at the Beamish Open Air Museum
Photo taken 2000, Beamish Open Air Museum Depot
35. LTN501
Newcastle Sunbeam/NCB trolleybus 501, LTN501, is seen in the early stages of its long restoration, undertaken by the Beamish Tramway Group.
Photo taken Saturday 22 May 1976, Beamish Open Air Museum Depot
36. LTN501
Two Newcastle trolleybuses running together for the first time since 1966. 628, NBB628, is an EATM exhibit and 501, LTN501, is on loan from Beamish.
Photo taken Wednesday 31 August 2011, East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
37. LTN503
Newcastle 503, LTN503, a 1948 Sunbeam S7 with Northern Coachbuilders H39/31R body
Photo taken May 1964, Percy St., Haymarket
38. LTN513
Newcastle 513, LTN513, was a Sunbeam S7 with a Northern Coachbuilders H39/31R body, one of thirty new in 1948 which was seen at Newcastle Central Station.
Photo taken Saturday 22 June 1963, Newcastle Central Station
39. MWL982
City of Oxford L124, MWL982 had been new in 1948 as number L348 and was renumbered in October 1952. It was one of five A.E.C. 0961 Regent IIIs (MWL980-984, 09611739-1743) with Northern Coachbuilders L27/28R bodies and is seen here at Gloucester Green, Oxford. A further nine, MWL985-993, with similar bodies were on A.E.C. 9612E Regent IIIs (9612E1744-1752) the batch encompassing the change in chassis designation.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 August 1958, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
40. MWL987
Theobalds of Long Melford, Suffolk used deckers on their main service from Sudbury to Glemsford. MWL987 was a 1948 AEC Regent lll (9612A-crash gearbox model) with Northern Coachbuilders lowbridge body, ex City of Oxford 129.
Photo taken Thursday 19 November 1964, Market Hill, Sudbury
41. ECX420
In the middle is an AEC Regent III with Northern Coachbuilders L55R body, ECX420, which started life with the Huddersfield Joint Committee and passed in 1963 into the small fleet of Vines of Great Bromley. It was in turn sold later in the year this picture was taken to Silver City of Harlow.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Colchester Bus Station
42. ECX420
Vine of Great Bromley, Essex, ECX420, a former Huddersfield 1949 AEC 'Regent' III with Northern Coachbuilders L29/26R bodywork seen at Hertford bus station in June 1965
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1965, Hertford Bus Station
43. ECX420
Two former Huddersfield AEC Regent IIIs with Northern Coachbuilders L27/28R bodies dating from 1949 seen with Essex operators: smartly turned out ECX420 with Vine's, Gt Bromley with ECX423 of Pond's, Nazeing, in adapted Huddersfield livery. (Pond's also had ECX422).
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1965
44. ECX423
Three former Huddersfield AEC 'Regent' III/Northern Coachbuilders L29/26R of 1949 vintage re-united at the premises of Ponds of Nazeing, Essex in June 1965. ECX423 (left) and ECX422 (right) are in the Ponds fleet and retain Huddersfield's red livery while ECX420 (centre) in the Vine of Great Bromley fleet carried a maroon, grey and cream livery
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1965, Nazeing, Essex
45. ECX425
Huddersfield Corporation Training Bus ECX425, an AEC Regent III 9612E with Northern Coachbuilders L53R body, new to the J.O.C. as 225 in 1949.
Photo taken September 1970, St. George's Square, Huddersfield
46. ECX425
Despite appearances this is actually an AEC Regent III which was new to Huddersfield JOC. in 1949. 225, ECX425, has a lowbridge Northern Coachbulders body and is seen under restoration at Keighley bus museum.
Photo taken Sunday 8 June 2014, Keighley Bus Museum
47. NBB259
Newcastle Corporation 259, NBB259, was an AEC Regent III with Northern Coachbuilders H30/26R body of 1949.
Photo taken 1965, High Street, Gateshead
48. NBB267
Newcastle 267, NBB267, was an A.E.C. 9612E Regent III with a Northern Coachbuilders H30/26R body and was one of thirty new in 1949.
Photo taken Saturday 22 June 1963, Newcastle Central Station
49. NFC311
Dating from 1949 when it was number L360, City of Oxford L145, NFC311, which had been renumbered in October 1952 is seen here at Gloucester Green, Oxford and was the first of eleven Northern Coachbuilders L27/26R bodied A.E.C. 9612A Regent IIIs.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 August 1958, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
50. NWL715
A rear view of City of Oxford L141, NWL715, an A.E.C. 9612A Regent III with an N.C.B. L27/26R body seen at Gloucester Green Bus Station. New in 1949 as L367, it was renumbered in October 1952 to L141.
Photo taken Saturday 11 March 1961, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
51. NWL715
A broadside view of City of Oxford L141, NWL715, an A.E.C. 9612A Regent III with an N.C.B. L27/26R body seen at Gloucester Green Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 11 March 1961, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
52. GFU692
Grimsby Cleethorpes Transport 159, GFU692, the first of four BUT 9611T new in 1950, carries NCB H28/26R bodywork.
Photo taken Wednesday 16 April 1958, Bethlehem Street, Grimsby
53. GFU693
Walsall 875, GFU693, a B.U.T 9611T built in 1950 with a NCB 54-seat body and acquired from Grimsby Cleethorpes in 1960. It was lengthened in 1962 and rebuilt to front entrance H39/30F by Walsall Corporation and survived until the end of the system in October 1970.
Photo taken c.1969, Townend Street, Walsall
54. GFU693
Originally uploaded in black and white by Alan Hall, Walsall Corporation Trolleybus 875, GFU693, previously with Grimsby-Cleethorpes, was rebuilt and lengthened with a front entrance by Walsall is seen at Townend Street. The inspector is holding up the street sign or about to swivel it round to confuse the driver!
Photo taken August 1968, Townend Street
55. NVK336
Newcastle Corporation 336, NVK336, an AEC Regent III built in 1950 with Northern Coachbuilders H30/26R bodywork.
Photo taken December 1968, opposite Newcastle Central Station
56. NVK341
Newcastle 341, NVK341, an A E C Regent III 9612A built 1950 with Northern Coachbuilders H30/26R bodywork, smartly turned out as befits a bus celebrating the Silver Jubilee.
Photo taken August 1977, Bewick Street, Newcastle
57. NVK341
Newcastle Transport 341, NVK341, an A E C Regent III 9612A built in 1950 with Northern Coachbuilders H30/26R bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 1 May 2016, Metrocentre coach park, Gateshead
58. NVK341
An offside view of preserved Newcastle 341, NVK341, an A.E.C. 9613A Regent III with a Northern Coachbuilders H30/26R body seen at a Rally in Harrogate.
Photo taken Sunday 5 August 1979, Harrogate