SCT '61 Photo Index
Portsmouth Aviation
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1. DCR866
DCR866, Hants & Dorset 1102 had been rebuilt by Portsmouth Aviation in February 1950 when the rubber mounted windows with sliding vents were fitted, the front opening vents from each saloon removed and the seating altered to L27/26R. When new in April 1943 as Hants & Dorset CD955, before being renumbered in January 1950, this Guy Arab had a Strachan L27/28R body with a limited number of half-drop windows and angular rear dome with no glazing to the emergency exit but did have upholstered seats. It is seen here in Barnsley Bus Station when operating for Rowe, Cudworth who had acquired in in October 1956 from T.D. Alexander (Greyhound), Sheffield 28 who obtained it in May 1956 from Aston (dealer), Marton.
Photo taken Tuesday 29 September 1959, Barnsley Bus Station
2. GAM215
Wilts & Dorset 296, GAM215, was one of three Portsmouth Aviation C32R bodied Bristol L6Bs new in 1950 and is seen at Ascot. It had been rebuilt in January 1958 with top sliding windows replacing the full-drop ones fitted originally.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
3. GAM216
Seen in Victoria Coach Station is Wilts & Dorset 297, GAM216, which was a Bristol L6B with a Portsmouth Aviation C32R body, one of three new in 1950. The original full drop windows had been replaced by top-sliding windows when it was rebuilt in January 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 3 December 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
4. GAM216
An offside shot, in Victoria Coach Station, of Wilts & Dorset 297, GAM216, one of three Portsmouth Aviation C32R bodied Bristol L6Bs dating from 1950. In January 1958 it had been rebuilt with top sliding windows replacing the full drop ones fitted originally.
Photo taken Saturday 3 December 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
5. JRU65
Hants & Dorset 662, JRU65, a Bristol L6A with Portsmouth Aviation C32R body new in 1950 and rebuilt by H&D to FC32F in 1958. Withdrawn in 1962 and seen here with Bovis
Photo taken 1963, Kingsbury, London NW9
6. KLJ749
Preserved Hants and Dorset 779, KLJ749, a Bristol LL6G with Portsmouth Aviation DP36R body, new in 1950 in coach livery and repainted into bus livery in 1954.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2003, Alton
7. KLJ749
Rear view of preserved Hants and Dorset Bristol LL6G 779, KLJ749
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2003, Alton
8. KLJ749
Preserved Hants and Dorset 779, KLJ749, a Bristol LL6G with Portsmouth Aviation DP36R body, new in 1950 in coach livery and repainted into bus livery in 1954.
Photo taken Sunday 3 April 2005, Wisley Aerodrome
9. KLJ749
Rear view of preserved Hants & Dorset 779, KLJ749, a Bristol LL6G with Portsmouth Aviation DP36R body, new in 1950 in coach livery and repainted into bus livery in 1954.
Photo taken Monday 4 May 2015, FOKAB Running Day Winchester