SCT '61 Photo Index
Bodies built either by Seddon or their subsiduary Pennine Coachcraft.
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A familiar sight outside West Riding's Selby Garage were the Seddon bodied Seddons and here are shown 707 & 708, DHL549 and DHL550, Seddon Mk VI with Seddon B31F bodies new in 1950 which had been ordered by Bullock before the takeover.
Photo taken Sunday 26 August 1956, Selby Garage
Albion Aberdonian 41, UXJ241, of Manchester is seen in the then new Chorlton Street Bus Station. B42F bodywork was provided by Seddon for this 1958 delivery.
Photo taken Tuesday 20 May 1958, Chorlton Street Bus Station, Manchester
Great Yarmouth 84, AEX84B, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Pennine Coachcraft B39F body, one of a batch of six new in 1964. The first bus in the batch was exhibited at the Commercial Motor Show that year.
Photo taken Thursday 10 June 1965, Bridge Road, Great Yarmouth
Lowestoft Corporation 6, AEX85B, AEC Reliance / Pennine Coachcraft B39F, new in November 1964 to Great Yarmouth Corporation as their number 85.
Photo taken September 1972, Lowestoft
Halifax bought a batch of small AEC Reliances with Pennine bodywork in 1966 to replace the ill starred Weymann bodied Albion Nimbuses. 253, ECP953D, is seen in PTE livery carrying its PTE number 3253 in 1977.
Photo taken Tuesday 15 March 1977, parking adjacent to Crossfield Bus Station
Pennine B39F bodywork was carried by this shortened AEC 6MU3R Reliance seen in Todmorden. ECP955D was number 255 in the Calderdale fleet and was 28 feet long.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Bus Starting Centre, Todmorden
City of Lancaster 1, CTJ101E, an AEC Swift MP2R built in 1967 with Pennine B50D bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Morecambe Battery
Lancaster City Transport 2, CTJ102E, AEC Swift with 50 seat Pennine body originally in the Morecambe & Heysham fleet dates from 1967
Photo taken Summer 1976, Euston Road, Morecambe
Morecambe returned to AEC for new vehicles in the late 1960s. These were AEC Swifts with Pennine bodywork seating 50. Number 2, CTJ102E, passes the Battery.
Photo taken August 1973, Morecambe Battery
Phillips Coach Co. of Shiptonthorpe NDP271F, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1968 with Pennine B34D bodywork.
Photo taken June 1983, Phillips Coach Garage, Shiptonthorpe
Reading Transport 276, NDP276F, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1968 with Pennine B34D+35 bodywork. Understated elegance would not immediately spring to mind when viewing this.
Photo taken March 1975, Reading Station
In the early part of 1979, ST hired a number of buses pending delivery of the V registered batch of Fleetlines. Ensign Bus supplied 4 ex-Nottingham Atlanteans, whilst fellow municipality Reading Transport loaned 3 of these Pennine bodied Bristol RESLs. 288, NDP288G, stands at the Kent Elms terminus covering for a missing EN trip on service 6 to Southend.
Photo taken Jan/Feb 1979, Kent Elms Terminus, Leigh-on-Sea
Reading 294, NDP294G, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1968 with Pennine B34D+35 bodywork.
Photo taken March 1975, Reading Station
Calderdale 329, BWU689H, a Leyland Leopard/Pennine, new to Todmorden J.O.C. in 1969 as fleet No. 8.
Photo taken summer of 1972, Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax
Calderdale JOC 329, BWU689H, (ex Todmorden 7) was a Leyland Leopard PSU4A with a Seddon Pennine body of 1969.
Photo taken August, 1971, Millwood Depot, Halifax Road, Todmorden
Metro Calderdale No. 3330, BWU690H, at Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax. It had been new to Todmorden as their 14 in 1969, a Leyland Leopard PSU4A/2R with a 43 seat Pennine body.
Photo taken Aug 1974, Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax
Calderdale 332, BWU692H, a Leyland Leopard/Pennine new to Todmorden J.O.C. in 1969 as fleet no. 22
Photo taken summer of 1972, Crossfield Bus Station
New as Todmorden 22, BWU692H, a Pennine bodied Leyland PSU4A/2R Leopard became 332 in the Calderdale fleet in September 1971 and is seen here at the Cow Green / Bull Green roundabout heading for King Cross Street.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Cow Green/Bull Green roundabout
Waiting in Crossfield Bus Station is Calderdale 110, KCP380G, a Daimler SRG6LX Fleetline with Pennine B45F body.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax
Rochdale's last new buses were a quartet of AEC Swifts with uncommon Pennine bodywork delivered in 1969, the year the PTE was formed. Seen in Rochdale town centre is 36, MDK736G.
Photo taken Thursday 25 May 1972, Rochdale Town Hall
Delivered to Todmorden as their 19, this Leyland Leopard PSU4A/2R had a 43 seat Pennine body. In 1971 BWU691H became 332 in the Calderdale JOC fleet and when photograhed in Todmorden it was 3332 in the PTE Metrobus fleet.
Photo taken 1982, Bus Starting Centre, Todmorden
Doncaster Transport 68, CDT568H, a Seddon Pennine RU built in 1970 with Pennine B42D+18 bodywork.
Photo taken July 1973, Doncaster
AA Motor Services (Dodds) were operating SCS204J, a Seddon Pennine RU built in 1970/1 with Pennine B51F+20 bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, A.A. Bus Station, Boswell Park, Ayr
Huddersfield 34, UCX234H, was a new Seddon Pennine RU with a Pennine Coachcraft B43D body dating from 1970.
Photo taken 1970, Upperhead Row, Huddersfield
Warrington 57, UED573J, had the unusual combination of Bristol RESL6L chassis and Seddon B41D body and was new in November 1970, the batch numbered eight from 53-60.
Photo taken Tuesday 6 January 1976, Winwick Street/Central Station, Warrington
Burnley 103, PCW203J, a 1971 Bristol RESL6L with Seddon Pennine bodywork
Photo taken 1999, Halifax
Burnley & Pendle 106, PHG806K, a Bristol RESL6L with Seddon Pennine B46F bodywork. This had been new to Burnley, Colne & Nelson in 1971.
Photo taken September 1982, Burnley Bus Station
An unusual bus in the Burnley Colne & Nelson fleet was this Seddon B46F bodied Bristol RESL6L, 108, PHG808K new in November 1971.
Photo taken Saturday 19 May 1973, Depot
Reliance of Sutton on the Forest are one of the oldest surviving independents in the York area. Their first new purchase for many years was this Seddon Pennine RU with Pennine bodywork dating from 1972. APY386K wears the short lived red colour scheme. The original green and cream is now carried on the modern low floor fleet.
Photo taken Tuesday 23 October 1973, Exhibition Square, York
Reliance Motor Service, Sutton-on-the-Forest, APY386K, a Seddon Pennine RU built in 1972 with Seddon B51F+18 bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, St. Leonard's Place/Exhibition Square, York
Reliance (Sutton-on-the-Forest) operated two Seddon-bodied Seddon Pennine RUs for a short period in the mid-70s. The pair are seen forcing their way into the evening peak traffic in St Leonard's Place - the clock on the wall of the De Grey Rooms reads 5.15pm. BVN103L, new in October 1972 with DP47F bodywork, is nearer the camera whilst APY386K, new in June of the same year with B51F bodywork, is behind. Reliance had no end of trouble with these buses and they were withdrawn in June 1977.
Photo taken c.1975, York, Exhibition Square
Seddon demonstrator GBU196K, a Seddon Pennine VI built in 1972 with Seddon Interurban DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Morecambe
Morecambe & Heysham's 11, MTE611K, a Seddon RU with Seddon dual entrance bus body seating 46 was new in 1972 and seen here on Morecambe promenade.
Photo taken Monday 28 August 1972, Morecambe Promenade
Lancaster City Transport 117, NTD117K, a 1972 Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R with 51 seat Seddon body
Photo taken August 1973, Market Street, Lancaster
Crosville were surprising purchasers of Seddon Pennine RU chassis with Pennine bodywork in 1972 taking both dual doored service buses and single door dual purpose machines. One of the latter EPG720, OFM720K, is seen in Chester with a corporation Guy about to pass.
Photo taken 1978, Chester Market Place
New to Preston in 1972 as their 231, RTF431L, this was one of the last Leyland Panthers built; it carries a Seddon body.
Photo taken 1986, Douglas Station, Isle of Man
An earlier shot of a Seddon bodied Leyland Panther in service with Preston shows 234, RTF434L, of 1972 in Preston town centre.
Photo taken Friday 25 March 1977, Fishergate, Preston
Preston persevered with the Leyland Panther for far longer than most buyers of the chassis. They bought their first examples in 1968 and one of the last operators to take delivery of some when a batch with Seddon Pennine body entered service in 1972. Delivered to Preston as their 235, RTF435L, this example lasted long enough to run in the early days of deregulation.
Photo taken Thursday 18 September 1986, Piccadilly, Manchester
Preserved ex Portsmouth City 196, TBK196K, Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with Seddon B40D body, new in January 1972
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Alton
City of Lancaster 16, NTF716M, a Seddon Pennine RU DP47F built in 1973.
Photo taken July 1974, Morecambe Battery
Doncaster rather surprisingly bought a quintet of Seddon Pennine midi buses in 1973 to work a town circular service and a route to West Bessacar. They had 25 dual purpose seats. 24, TDT624L, rests in Doncaster Southern Bus Station between duties.
Photo taken Tuesday 12 March 1974, Doncaster Southern Bus Station
In 1971/72 Crosville took delivery of 100 of the new RU model with Pennine bodywork numbered EPG/SPG 701-800 as a dual sourcing exercise aimed at finding a Gardner rear engined saloon as a possible alternative to the Bristol RE which Bristol couldn't deliver in sufficient quantities and was to be phased out and replaced by the Leyland National. Contemporary press reports had them returning to the manufacturer for rectification work, and Crosville hired Seddon Demonstrator and 1970 Motor Show Exhibit ABU451J which became SPG700 and in 1974 acquired SPG699 UBU72N which was based on the Seddon Pennine VII underfloor engined chassis which was later to find favour with the Scottish Bus Group with Alexander bodywork. SPG699 was obviously a better machine than the RU's as it remained in service until 1984 by which only one RU (EPG702) remained.
Photo taken 1980's, Chester Bus Station