SCT '61 Photo Index
Plaxton
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1. KW7604
Preserved Bradford Education Committee KW7604 is a Leyland TA4 Badger with a Plaxton B20F body which was new in 1930.
Photo taken Sunday 5 May 1968, A23, South of Crawley
2. JLG991
Tillingbourne Valley operated JLG991 a Plaxton FC30F bodied Bedford OB new in 1946 to Altrincham Coachways. It was acquired from Holder, London S.E.8 in November 1955 and is seen in Onslow Street Bus Station in Guildford on the Peaslake service.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
3. BCB96
BCB96, a Bedford OB built in 1947/8 with full front Plaxton bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, near Brae, Shetland
4. DPY335
John Smith of Thirsk have owned this Plaxton bodied Leyland Tiger PS1/1, DPY335, for sixty two years having bought it new in 1947
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2007, Nelson Street, Otley
5. DPY335
This Plaxton bodied Leyland Tiger PS1, DPY335, has been with John Smith of Thirsk from new and is now 65 years old being new in 1947. This view shows the sleek lines of the D series bodywork, a frontal view of this coach is also on the site.
Photo taken Saturday 13 October 2012, Pudsey
6. EDY44
Empress of Hastings EDY44, a Bedford OB with Plaxton body which was less common in the South of England on OB chassis. Photographed on Hastings Seafront with a fine selection of chalkboards advertising available tours, one of my very first colour photos.
Photo taken Sunday 28 August 1966, Marine Parade, Hastings
7. EX6148
Farrans' EX6148 is a real rarity, a Bedford OB with a full front Plaxton body. It would presumably have entered service with a Great Yarmouth operator about 1947.
Photo taken Saturday 20 February 1965, Reed Hall, Colchester
8. FGD102
Clark, Dumfries FGD102 was a Foden PVSC6 with a Plaxton C33F body which was new in October 1947 to Campbell, Aberdeen (part of the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society) and is seen here in Dumfries.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
9. HOA541
Shurrock Brill HOA541 was a Commer Commando with a Plaxton C30F body acquired in 1955 and sold in 1959. It had been new in August 1947 to Ilsley, Birmingham.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 August 1958, Gloucester Green, Oxford
10. JTB262
New in 1947 to Cornish, Denton JTB262 was acquired by Tillingbourne Valley in January 1956 and is seen in Guildford (Farnham Road) Bus Station on the service to Farley Green. It was a Plaxton FC30F bodied Bedford OB.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Farnham Road Bus Station, Guildford
11. KDH801
Brook Bros, Castle Gresley, Bedford OB KDH801, new in 1947 to Boults Walsall with a Plaxton C29F body. Withdrawn in March 1955.
Photo taken July 1950, opposite Brooks Garage, Castle Gresley
12. LUB741
A.E.C. O962 Regal III LUB741 was new to Wallace Arnold, Leeds with a Burlingham C33F body, and in January 1954 was fitted with the 1952 Plaxton Venturer FC35F (8'0" wide) body removed from NUA 751, a Leyland PS2/3 which had been new in 1950 with a Burlingham FC33F body before itself being rebodied with the later Plaxton body. LUB741 was withdrawn in 1958 and sold to Garner, Bridge-of-Weir in October 1958 where it became number 59.
Photo taken Tuesday 12 June 1962
13. SMF339
A Plaxton Highway FB39F body was fitted to Maudslay Marathon III SMF339 when it was rebodied in April 1958 for Tappin, Wallingford. It is seen at Tappin's garage at Wallingford. When new in September 1947, SMF339 had a WestNor C33F body.
Photo taken Sunday 17 April 1966, Wallingford
14. CAG39
Seen outside Boswell Park Bus Station, Ayr is Dodds, Troon CAG39 which was a Bristol L6G new in January 1948 with a Burlingham C31F body. In 1958 it was rebuilt with a full front by Plaxton and the seating increased to become FC33F.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Boswell Park, Ayr
15. CAG802
Dodds, Troon CAG802, a Foden PVSC6 seen here at Dodd's garage, was new in July 1948 with a Plaxton C33F body. It was rebuilt with a Plaxton full front in 1958 to become FC33F, and was broken up in 1963.
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1963, Dodd's garage, Troon
16. EAJ679
EAJ679 is a Bedford OB with Plaxton C29F bodywork. This vehicle was new to Howard of Whitby in Feb 1948, and is one of only two known Plaxton bodied OB's to survive.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2011, Marine Parade, Worthing
17. HSM839
Clark, Dumfries ran this Plaxton C33F bodied Foden PVSC6. New in May 1948 and registered HSM839 it is seen in Dumfries.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
18. HUP140
Lockey, St. Helen Auckland HUP140 was a Plaxton C33F bodied Crossley SD42/7 new in December 1948 and carries Lockey's all-over black livery. It was withdrawn by December 1961 and was still on the premises, in a derelict condition, in February 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Peel Street, Bishop Auckland
19. KHA352
A rare photograph of the all-over stone livery applied to the re-bodied Midland Red coach cruise vehicles for the 1962 season. Seen loading passengers in Digbeth Coach Station is CL2 Scottish Coach Cruise Coach 3352, KHA352. One of a batch of twelve type C2 coaches, new in 1948 with BMMO underfloor engined chassis and a solid and very comfortable Duple 26 seat body.
Photo taken Monday 4 June 1962, Digbeth Coach Station, Birmingham
20. KTU333
A Trade Card of Saleaway Touring Co. Plaxtons bodied Commer Avenger, KTU333, exhibited at Earls Court in October 1948.
Photo taken 1949
21. MPE296
MPE296 was a Plaxton C29F bodied Austin CXB dating from June 1948 and was seen in Onslow Street Bus Station in Guildford with Tillingbourne Valley, Gomshall who acquired it from Graves, Redhill, its original operator.
Photo taken Saturday 23 May 1959, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
22. BCF802
Beeston of Hadleigh BCF802, a 1949 Plaxton C29F bodied Austin CXB at the 1971 St. Leger Rally in Doncaster. The coach is believed to be still owned by Beestons but is in need of restoration
Photo taken June 1971, Doncaster
23. EF8927
EF8927, an A.E.C. 9621A Regal III with Browns Blue, Markfield, seen at Ascot races, had been acquired in November 1959 from Bee-Line, West Hartlepool. When new to Bee-Line Roadways, West Hartlepool in 1949 it had a Duple C33F body and was rebodied in December 1955 with this Plaxton Venturer III FC33F body.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
24. EKU810
Tillingbourne Valley, Chilworth ran this Austin K3, EKU810, with Plaxton C30F body. New to Castle, Holmfirth 12 in March 1949 and withdrawn in May 1952 it had been acquired by Tillingbourne by January 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 4 October 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
25. EKU810
New to Castle, Holmfirth as number 12 in March 1949, EKU810, which was an Austin CXB with a Plaxton K3 C30F body, is seen here in Onslow Street Bus Station in Guildford, with Tillingbourne Valley, Chilworth and was acquired from Castle in January 1955.
Photo taken Monday 31 August 1959, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
26. EVD580
An interesting Leyland Tiger PS1 with Plaxton 33 seat body from May 1949, EVD580 in the livery of Bee Line, Hartlepool taken at the 25th anniversary of the opening on the British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland, a quality museum not to be missed
Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008, British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland
27. FCO314
FCO314 was an Austin CXB with a Plaxton K3 C29F body new in September 1949 to Born, Northlew. It is seen here at a rally with Hickmott's Tours.
28. FCO314
FCO314, an Austin K4/CXB with Plaxton C29F body, new in 1949 to N.C. Born of Northlew, Devon.
Photo taken early 1974, WETC, Winkleigh, Devon
29. FO5727
A busy scene at the coach station at Cheltenham with Commer Avenger FO5727 with Plaxton C33F body of Matthews, Churchdown dating from 1949 centre stage.
Photo taken Saturday 5 September 1964, Cheltenham
30. FRY757
FRY757 was a Commer Q4 with a Plaxton K3 C30F body new in January 1949 to Strachan, Doune. It is seen here with Peace, Kirkwall.
Photo taken Great Western Road, Kirkwall, Orkney
31. HWX40
HWX40 was a Daimler CVD6SD with a Plaxton C33F body new in April 1949 to Kitchin, Pudsey . It is seen here at Elland Road, Leeds when with O'Neill, Spennymoor.
Photo taken Saturday 2 January 1965, Elland Road, Leeds
32. HWX40
A rear view of HWX40 which was a Daimler CVD6SD with a Plaxton C33F body new in April 1949 to Kitchin, Pudsey. It is seen here at Elland Road, Leeds when with O'Neill, Spennymoor.
Photo taken Saturday 2 January 1965, Elland Road, Leeds
33. LPT208
LPT208, an AEC Regal III with Plaxton C33F body of O.K. (Emmerson) seen in the garage yard at Bishop Auckland. It was new to Tyman, Stanley in 1949 and was acquired in January 1963 from Featherstone, High Etherley.
Photo taken Sunday 25 July 1965, Bishop Auckland
34. MUA864
Ledgard MUA864, one of four Foden PVSC6 with Plaxton C33F bodies new in 1949/50.
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 1958, opposite Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
35. MUA864
Samuel Ledgard coach MUA864 parked outside a Ledgard depot with another unidentified coach parked behind it. The twin horns mounted in front of the entrance door suggest that there would be no difficulty hearing it coming! MUA864 was one of four Foden PVSC6 with Plaxton C33F bodies new in 1949/50.
Photo taken 1950s, Ledgard Otley Depot
36. MUA864
Samuel Ledgard MUA864, a Foden PVSC (6LW) with Plaxton M2 C33F body, one of four new to Ledgard in 1949 (with a further two coming the following year).
Photo taken Whitsuntide 1966, Hebble's Walnut Street depot, Halifax
37. MUA865
Ledgard MUA865, one of two Foden PVSC6 with Plaxton FC33F bodies new in 1949
Photo taken Saturday 5 April 1958, Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
38. MUA865
Sorry about this ! Former Samuel Ledgard MUA865, a Foden PVSC (6LW) with Plaxton M2 FC33F body, new to Ledgard in 1949. Withdrawn in 1966 it is seen here being scrapped at the premises of Jackson's of Bradford.
Photo taken December 1966, Jackson's scrapyard, off Gordon Street, Bradford
39. MUA866
Samuel Ledgard MUA866 was a Foden PVSC6 with a Plaxton FC33F body of 1949.
Photo taken 1962, Calverley Lane, Intake, Leeds
40. OEV411
Eastern National 217, OEV411, was a Seddon Mark 4 with Plaxton B31F body new as City Coach Company, Brentwood S4 in August 1949. It passed to Westcliff-on-Sea Motor Services as number 217 in February 1952 and to Eastern National in January 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 14 February 1959, Ingrave Road, Brentwood
41. BKS351
Anderson, Bonchester Bridge, operated BKS351, a Commer Avenger I built in 1950 with Plaxton C33F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Bonchester Bridge
42. DHL130
Leyland CPO1 Comet DHL130 was new to Cooper, Wakefield with a Plaxton C33F body in August 1950. It is seen here with Thornes, Bubwith in Westgate, Leeds.
Photo taken Saturday 26 July 1958, Westgate, Leeds
43. DJL82
DJL82 was a Commer Avenger with a Plaxton Q1 C33F body new to Rose, Holbeach St. John in May 1950. It was still with him when photographed at Gilwell Park.
Photo taken Saturday 20 June 1964, Gilwell Park
44. DJL82
A rear view of DJL82 a Commer Avenger with a Plaxton Q1 C33F body new to Rose, Holbeach St. John in May 1950. It was still with him when photographed at Gilwell Park.
Photo taken Saturday 20 June 1964, Gilwell Park
45. ECT748
McKechnie & Cole (Cream Bus Service), Stamford 6, ECT748, a Plaxton C33F bodied Commer Avenger new in March 1950 and seen here in Bishops Road Bus Station in Peterborough still displays the name of W.H. Patch in the destination glass.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
46. EDY44
Seen on Horse Guards Avenue in London was Phillips (Empress), Hastings EDY44, a Plaxton C29F bodied Bedford OB new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 13 February 1965, Horse Guards Avenue, London Whitehall
47. EDY44
A rear view of Phillips (Empress), Hastings EDY44, a Plaxton C29F bodied Bedford OB new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 13 February 1965, Horse Guards Avenue, London Whitehall
48. ETL221
Bedford OB ETL221, a 1950 Plaxton 29 seater coach with 28HP petrol engine.
Photo taken Llanon, Ceredigion, West Wales
49. GAY590
Seen at Victoria Coach Station displaying a Royal Tiger badge is Leyland PS1/1, GAY590, with a Plaxton Consort IV FC35F body which had been fitted in June 1959. In service with N. & S., Kibworth, to whom it had been new in June 1950 with a Burlingham C33F body, it was on hire to United Counties.
Photo taken Wednesday 9 August 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
50. GFW496
Cheadle, Cheshire based R. Bullock (Transport) Ltd. had two fine Foden PVSC6 coaches. GFW496 was new in 1950 with a Lincs Trailer HDC20/23C body, but was rebodied by Plaxton in February 1956 (FC37F) and was acquired from Fieldson of Salford.
Photo taken Sunday 14 March 1971, Depot, Cheadle
51. GFW496
Bullock, Cheadle GFW496, a 1950 Foden PVSC6 rebodied by Plaxton FC37F in 1956.
Photo taken Tuesday 8 August 2017, Bullocks Garage
52. J7007
Pioneer, St. Helier J7007 was a Commer 23A Avenger with a Plaxton C35F body which had been new as GHR 555 in January 1950 to Hillman, Westbury.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 1973, Gloucester Street, St. Helier, Jersey
53. J7007
New in 1950 to Hillman, Westbury as GHR 555, this Commer 23A Avenger with a Plaxton Q1 C35F body was acquired by Pioneer, St. Helier in December 1958 and carried fleet number 2. It is seen emerging from Pioneer's garage in Albert Street, St. Helier.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 1973, Albert Street, St. Helier, Jersey
54. J7007
A rear view of Pioneer, St. Helier 5. J7007, a Plaxton C35F bodied Commer 23A Avenger which had been new as GHR555 to Hillman, Westbury in January 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 1973, Albert Street, St Helier
55. JAX354
Plaxton Highway FB39F bodywork was used to rebody JAX354, a 1950 Leyland PS2/3, in October 1957 for Hill, Tredegar. It is seen here with Davies, Pencader with fleet number 59.
Photo taken Wednesday 4 August 1971, Pencader
56. JDG967
Seen at Baker (dealer), Farnham is JDG967 a Leyland PS2/3 new to Febry, Chipping Sodbury in March 1950 with a Plaxton FC33F body.
Photo taken 1969, Farnham
57. JWU937
JWU937, a Leyland Tiger PS1/1 with Plaxton C33F body, new in 1950 to Charles Wood of Brighouse.
Photo taken early 1974, WETC, Winkleigh, Devon
58. JWU937
A rear view of JWU937, a Leyland Tiger PS1/1 with Plaxton C33F body, new in 1950 to Charles Wood of Brighouse, and latterly with Thomas Bros. of Llangadog.
Photo taken early 1974, WETC, Winkleigh, Devon
59. JWY448
JWY448, new to Pemberton, Upton in August 1950, was acquired by Hunter, Tantobie in March 1953 and the Leyland PS1/1 Tiger with Plaxton M1 style FC35F body is seen at Hunter's Garage at Tantobie.
Photo taken Friday 4 August 1967, Tantobie
60. JWY448
Second shot of JWY448, new to Pemberton, Upton in August 1950, was acquired by Hunter, Tantobie in March 1953 and the Leyland PS1/1 Tiger with Plaxton M1 style FC35F body is seen at Hunter's Garage at Tantobie.
Photo taken Friday 4 August 1967, Tantobie
61. KAO72
KAO72 was a Leyland Comet CPO1 built in 1950 with Plaxton bodywork.
Photo taken September 1973, Martindale's Depot off Durham Road, Ferryhill.
62. KAO72
KAO72, a Leyland CPO1 Comet with a Plaxton C33F body was new to Mandale, Greystoke in May 1950.
Photo taken Greystoke
63. KON893
McLennan, Spittalfield KON893 was a Seddon Mark IV with a Plaxton M1/50 C28F body which had been new in August 1950 to Taylor, Henwick Mill, Worcester, passing to Kyles of Bute Bus Company sometime in 1957 and then to McLennan in May 1963. It is seen here at Spittalfield after its withdrawal which had taken place in May 1964, and after it had been repainted overall dark blue.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1970, Spittalfield
64. MHY1
MHY1, an AEC Regal III with Plaxton C33F body new in March 1950 currently being restored. It was new to Westbury Luxury Coaches, Bristol.
Photo taken Sunday 7 April 2013, Stanton Wick, Somerset
65. MHY1
MHY1 in original condition, an AEC Regal III with Plaxton C33F body new in March 1950 (this a picture of a photo on display on the vehicle being restored)
66. MHY1
Green, Thorney MHY1, was an A.E.C. 9621A Regal III with a Plaxton C33F body acquired from Stevens, King's Delph in January 1957. It is seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough. MHY1 has been preserved.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
67. MTO32
Seen at Victoria Coach Station is Skill, Nottingham MTO32 which was a Leyland PS2/3 rebodied in 1959 with a Plaxton Consort IV FC37F body. To the left is WTV725 a Venturer III bodied Bedford SBG of Skill's dating from 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 20 May 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
68. NMA1
Plaxton Crusader C43C bodywork was carried by Leyland PSU1/11 Royal Tiger NMA1 seen here with Banfield, London S.E.13. It had been exhibited at the 1950 Commercial Motor Show before delivery to Altrincham Coachways. It passed to Bailey, Salford in 2/52 and to Banfield in 2/55.
Photo taken Saturday 20 June 1964, near London Victoria Coach Station
69. NPT166
Morley, Whittlesea NPT166, a Bedford SB, seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough, had a Plaxton C35F body and had been acquired from Barker, Annfield Plain in May 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
70. ONW2
Seen in Saville Street, Leeds is Ledgard's ONW2, a Foden PVFE6 with Plaxton Envoy FC39F body which had been exhibited at the 1950 Commercial Motor Show
Photo taken Saturday 8 June 1957, Saville Street, Leeds
71. ONW2
Ledgard ONW2, a Foden PVFE6 with Plaxton Envoy FC39F body, new in 1950, had been repainted into the pale blue coach livery by the time this shot was taken at Scarborough.
Photo taken Sunday 18 April 1965, Scarborough
72. YWM75
Seen at Wembley Stadium was YWM75, a Leyland PS2/3 with a Plaxton Embassy II FC35F body belonging to Lawrenson, Bootle. It had been new to Fieldsend, Salford in April 1950 as EBA 266 with a Harrington C33F body. After being involved in a serious accident it was rebuilt to FC35F and re-registered FRJ 610 in 1953. In late 1963 it was fitted with the Plaxton body and again re-registered for Lawrenson, entering service in January 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 1 May 1965, Wembley Stadium
73. 367CKA
Topping, Liverpool 367CKA seen at Cheltenham Coach Station. A helpful passenger has left a case for the driver to load into the boot! It is to be hoped that the driver checked before driving off in this rear engined Foden PVRF6 fitted with a Plaxton C41F body. New as an experimental chassis for Foden in 1951 it was bodied for Topping in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 11 August 1962, Cheltenham Coach Station
74. 367CKA
Seen leaving the Coach Station in Cheltenham is 367CKA, a Foden PVRF6 with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body of Toppings Super Coaches Ltd., Liverpool.
Photo taken Saturday 20 July 1963, Cheltenham Coach Station
75. BTS946
Peace of Kirkwall, Orkney, BTS946 a Bedford SB built in 1951 with Plaxton Venturer C34F bodywork. Peace had bought this from fellow Kirkwall operator Nicolson in November 1963.
Photo taken August 1973, Peace's Garage, Burnmouth Road, Kirkwall, Orkney
76. EFV736
Jackson, Blackpool EFV736 was a Plaxton Venturer C41C bodied Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger new in 1951
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1958, Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
77. ERJ880
New to Fieldsend, Salford in May 1951 ERJ880 was a Leyland PS1 with a Plaxton Envoy FC33F body. It is seen here with Baldwin & Barlow, Tow Law at Wolsingham School.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, Wolsingham School
78. FCT320
McKechnie & Cole (Cream Bus Service), Stamford 2, FCT320, a Plaxton C33F bodied Commer Avenger new in May 1951 and seen here in Bishops Road Bus Station in Peterborough still displays the name of W.H. Patch in the destination glass.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
79. FVD832
Seen in the coach park at Wembley Stadium is FVD832, a Plaxton Envoy FC35F bodied Leyland PS1/1 new in February 1951 to Park, Hamilton. In May 1955 it moved to Jackson, Blackpool followed by a move to LEA, Coventry and in December 1958 it moved to Clarke, Pailton, with whom it is seen.
Photo taken Saturday 11 April 1959, Wembley Stadium
80. GBU633
GBU633 was an Austin K4 CXD with a Plaxton Envoy C16F body (2 + 1 seating) new to Harrison, Oldham in April 1951 but seen here at the side of Gillingham Street garage with Twigg, London S.E.19
Photo taken Sunday 28 June 1964, Guildhouse Street, London Victoria
81. GBU633
A rear view of GBU633 which was an Austin K4 CXD with a Plaxton Envoy C16F body (2 + 1 seating) new to Harrison, Oldham in April 1951. It is seen here at the side of Gillingham Street garage with Twigg, London S.E.19
Photo taken Sunday 28 June 1964, Guildhouse Street, London Victoria
82. J24879
J24879, seen here with Mascot Motors, St. Helier and numbered 19, was a Commer Avenger with a Plaxton Avenger C35F body which had been new, as C33F, in May 1951 to Croker, Salford as JP9048.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Esplanade, St Helier
83. JGD670
Canham, Whittlesey JGD670 was a Bedford SB with a Plaxton Venturer C35F body new in 1951 to Northern Roadways, Glasgow and acquired in November 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Whittlesey
84. LRH658
LRH658 was a Plaxton Crusader FC37F bodied Leyland PS1 new in January 1951 to Gillie, Danby & Kay, Hull who traded as Bluebird Coaches. It was one of five such coaches purchased by them (LRH 657/8, LRH 909-911).
Photo taken c.1951
85. MXB810
Starting life in November 1951 with a Harrington C41C body in the fleet of George Ewer (Grey Green), London N.16, this Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger, MXB810, was rebodied in 1964 with a Plaxton Panorama C43F body and is seen in Blackpool with Wood (Seagull Coaches), Blackpool.
Photo taken 1972, Blackpool
86. NMA1
NMA1, a Leyland Royal Tiger with Plaxton C41C body, new in 1951, and CRJ537, a 1947 Leyland Tiger PS1 rebodied in 1954 with a Burlingham FC35F body, both operated by Banfields on hire to Wimpey.
Photo taken Sunday 28 March 1965, Seaway Car Park, Southend
87. OLG855
A rear view showing the engine compartment of OLG855. This was a Foden PVRF6 with a Plaxton C41C body which had been new in September 1951 to the Foden Motor Works Band and was still in use as their means of transport when photographed somewhere in London.
Photo taken Saturday 15 October 1966
88. OLG855
To go with John Kaye's picture of the business end of OLG855 the Foden PVRF6 with Plaxton C41C body new in September 1951 to the Foden Motor Works Band. This coach was stored after withdrawal in 1979 and eventually passed into preservation and appeared at the Warminster bus running day in October 2011.
Photo taken Sunday 9 October 2011, Central Car Park, Warminster
89. OLG855
Rear view of the Foden's Motor Works Band coach OLG855, new in September 1951, a Foden PVR6 with Plaxton C41C body.
Photo taken 2013, Showbus, Long Marston
90. OUB418
Hylton & Dawson OUB418 was acquired from Hobson, Sheffield in July 1959. This A.E.C. 9821E Regal IV with a Plaxton Venturer C41C body had been new to Heaps Tours of Leeds in May 1951.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1963, St Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester
91. AEK431
This is a view outside the Tregony garage of Lidgey's Coaches, it shows the rear of AEK431, a Bedford SB with Plaxton C35F bpdy.
Photo taken Tregony
92. BYJ904
New to Dickson, Dundee in July 1952 as BYJ904 this Plaxton Venturer C14F bodied Austin K8/CVC had been re-registered to DV60 by Watson, Torquay. It is seen in St. George's Drive near Victoria Coach Station with an unknown operator.
Photo taken Saturday 1 May 1965, St. George's Drive, near London Victoria Coach Station
93. EJR791
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, EJR791, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/15 built in 1952 and rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama C43F body in 1966.
Photo taken Sunday 12 April 1981, Lockey's Garage, St. Helen Auckland
94. EJR791
EJR791, seen here at Seaton Delaval, had been new in 1952 to Hunter, Seaton Delaval as number 19 with a Burlingham Seagull C41C body, The Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger was rebodied in 1966 with a Plaxton Panorama C43F body and was renumbered 27 still with Hunter.
Photo taken 1972, Westborne Terrace, Seaton Delaval
95. FJN500
Bullock, Cheadle operated FJN500, a 1952 Foden PVRG6 with Plaxton C37C body delivered new to Victoria Coaches, Leigh-on-Sea.
Photo taken Saturday 28 February 1959, Ardwick Green, Manchester
96. FNL32
Ord of Alnwick operated FNL32, a Commer Avenger built in 1952 with Plaxton Envoy bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Alnwick
97. HBU267
Clements, Skelmersdale HBU267, a Plaxton Venturer C41C bodied Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger carried the somewhat rarer ‘bulbous’ version of the body. Dating from 1952, when it was new to Renton, Oldham, it passed to Clements in April 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 13 May 1961, Wembley Stadium
98. HJF60
HJF60 an A.E.C. 9821E Regal IV with a Plaxton Venturer C41C, seen at Ascot, was new to Provincial, Leicester, numbered R7, in April 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
99. LAO889
Moffat, Cleator Moor LAO889 was a bit of a celebrity by the 1970s - a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/15 with Plaxton Panorama C41F body of April 1963 on a recycled chassis new at the operator in June 1952. It originally carried a Burlingham C37C body.
Photo taken Sunday 10 January 1971, Cleator Moor Yard, Cumberland
100. LRM221
LRM221 was a Commer Avenger with a Plaxton Avenger C33F body new to Weightman, Keswick in February 1952. It is seen at Gilweel Park with Fullman, Derby.
Photo taken Saturday 20 June 1964, Gilwell Park
101. NKH46
In the early post war years Plaxton were very much a small time player with a strong northern client base. This Leyland Royal Tiger of 1952, NKH46, carries a Plaxton Venturer body with styling not disimilar to contemporary Burlingham designs.
Photo taken August 1981, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
102. NKH46
NKH46, a preserved Leyland Royal Tiger of 1952 with a Plaxton Venturer body.
Photo taken Saturday 31 March 2012, Kent Showground, Detling
103. NKH46
A rear view of preserved former Bluebird of Hull NKH46, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/15 with Plaxton Venturer C41C body, new in 1952.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 1983, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
104. NYA377
Boddy, Bridlington was a leading exponent of rebodying/rechassising vehicles and NYA377, a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger, started life with a Plaxton C41C body with Binding & Payne, Clevedon. Boddy had it rebodied with a Plaxton C43F body in 1962 and it is seen in this guise at Saville Street, Leeds.
Photo taken Saturday 25 August 1962, Saville Street, Leeds
105. NYC328
Western National 3797, NYC328, was a Plaxton Venturer C33F bodied Bedford SB new in January 1952 to Quantock Hauliers, Bagborough who were acquired by Western National in February 1952. It is seen here near Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, near London Victoria Coach Station
106. PKE871
Seen at Wembley Stadium is PKE871 a Commer Avenger with a Plaxton Venturer C31F body new to Harris, Sevenoaks in July 1952 but with North Dorset Coaches when photographed.
Photo taken Saturday 13 March 1965, Wembley Stadium
107. RHN548
Scotts Greys of Darlington were the original owners of this restored Austin K8 with 14 seat Plaxton bodywork. Dating from 1952, RHN548, was one of only 25 chassis completed and sold. It is now preserved.
Photo taken 1995, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
108. RPG950
P. & M Coach Line, Ipswich 49, RPG950, was an A.E.C. 9821E Regal IV with a Plaxton Venturer C41C body which had been new in April 1952 to Warner, Milford and which P. & M. acquired in June 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
109. CSN695
Knight, London S.E.12 CSN695 was a Bedford SB with a Plaxton Venturer II C35F body.
Photo taken Saturday 3 July 1965, Gilwell Park
110. HCX213
Hanson, Huddersfield 331, HCX213, was a Bedford SB new in November 1953 with a Plaxton Venturer II C35F body.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
111. HCX214
With Wembley Stadium in the background Hanson, Huddersfield 332, HCX214, was an AEC 9822E Regal IV with a Plaxton Venturer II C41C body new in November 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
112. HD9675
Boughton, London E.11 HD9675 was an A.E.C. 9822S Regal IV with a Plaxton Venturer II C41C which had been new in January 1953 to Broadhead, Dewsbury, passing to Cream Coaches, London E.8 in November 1953 and thence to Boughton.
Photo taken Saturday 10 July 1965
113. J19649
Holiday Tours, St. Helier 6, J19649, was a Bedford SB with a Plaxton Venturer C37F body and is seen passing the Weighbridge Bus Station in St. Helier.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 May 1973, outside Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
114. J19649
Seen at their garage at Wheatlands, St. Peter is Holiday Tours, St. Helier 6, J19649, a Bedford SB with a Plaxton Venturer C37F body which was new in March 1953 to Lacey, London E.6 as GHM259.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 1973, Wheatlands, St. Peter, Jersey
115. JPY985
This Plaxton bodied Commer Avenger, JPY985, was new in 1953 to Heather Coaches of Robin Hoods Bay who sold their stage service to United the same year. The coaching side continued under a number of owners until 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 2005, Kirkby Stephen Rally
116. PTE49
Seen in Victoria Coach Station ready to leave on the journey to Brighton in the British Coach Rally is PTE49, an A.E.C. 9822S Regal IV with a Plaxton Venturer II C41C body belonging to Warburton, Tottington which was new in April 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
117. RAL40
Barton 725, RAL40, a Barton BTS1 from around 1953 with Plaxton C37F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Barton's Chilwell Depot
118. RMB240
Among the interesting assortment operated by Bassett Coachways of Tittensor, Staffordshire was RMB240, a Plaxton C41C bodied AEC Regal Mk.IV new in 1953. It was purchased from Leese of Barlaston.
Photo taken Friday 1 June 1979, Depot, Tittensor
119. 7050ED
7050ED was a 1954 Leyland PSUC1/2T Tiger Cub rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body in 2/64 for Mather, Warrington. It is seen here when with Arnold, Grays.
Photo taken Saturday 25 September 1971, Montague Place, London Russell Square
120. CDX839
P. & M. Coach Line, Ipswich CDX839 was a Bedford SBG new in May 1954 with a Plaxton Venturer II C33F body.
Photo taken Saturday 1 November 1958, Tower Ramparts, Ipswich
121. CU6951
CU6951 started life in 1954 with a Strachan C41C body in the fleet of Hall, South Shields. The Leyland PSUC1/2T Tiger Cub was rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama C43F body in 1965 and is seen here at Northfleet with Horlock, Northfleet.
Photo taken Saturday 13 May 1972, Northfleet
122. GPR577
GPR577, a Plaxton Venturer II C38F bodied Bedford SBG seen at Ascot races was number 53 in the fleet of P.& M. Coach Line, Ipswich but had been new to Sheasby, Corfe Castle in June 1954, being acquired by P. & M. in May 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
123. HBA513
Seen at Constitution Hill, London is HBA513, a Leyland PSUC1/2T Tiger Cub which was new to Harding, Birkenhead in 1954 with a Duple C41C body. It was rebodied in 1964 with a Plaxton Panorama C43F body whilst still with Harding and is seen with D'Oyley of London N.17.
Photo taken Sunday 23 July 1972, Constitution Hill, London
124. KKW489
O.K. Motor Services, Bishop Auckland KKW489 was a Plaxton Venturer C41C bodied A.E.C. Reliance, new to O.K. in 1954, seen in Midland Road, Kings Cross.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Midland Road, London Kings Cross
125. KVN150
Holloway Civil Engineering Northern Ltd were using KVN150 as staff transport. This was a Bedford SBG built in 1954 with Plaxton Venturer II bodywork.
Photo taken February 1973, Middlesbrough
126. NDG951
Ironside, Toop & Davis (t/a Bere Regis & District), Dorchester NDG951, an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Venturer II C41C body, seen here at Ascot, had been new in June 1954 to Marchant, Cheltenham and was acquired from him in 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 18 July 1959, Ascot
127. OLX3
New to Red Line Continental, London W 10 in March 1954, OLX3, an AEC 9822E Regal IV originally carried a Windover Queensway C27C body. It was rebodied in 1960, still with Red Line, with a Plaxton Panorama C27F body and is seen here with Payne, Croydon.
Photo taken 1972
128. PNW482
PNW482, a Plaxton C41C bodied AEC Regal IV new to Wallace Arnold, is seen at Cheltenham operating for Wessex Coaches, Bristol.
Photo taken Saturday 20 July 1963, Cheltenham Coach Station
129. PVO624
PVO624 was a Leyland PSUC1/2T Tiger Cub with a Burlingham Seagull C41C body new as East Midland C24 in July 1954. It was acquired by Silcox, Pembroke Dock and numbered 20 in 1964 and was rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama II C43F body in February 1967.
Photo taken Friday 3 July 1970, Serpentine Road, Tenby
130. RWE231
New in 1954 as Sheffield United 231 with a Duple C41C body, RWE231 was rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body in March 1963 for Eddie Brown, Helperby.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1964, Castle Street, Leeds
131. SMB880
R. Bullock (Transport) Ltd. of Cheadle, Cheshire operated this rare Seddon Mk 11R SMB880. It carried Plaxton C41C coachwork, and was new in 1954, having come from Kinsley, Tattenhall in March 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 14 March 1971, Depot, Cheadle
132. UHA190
Seen at Weston-super-Mare is Withers, Pontllanfraith UHA190 which was a B.M.M.O. CL3 with a Plaxton Panorama C36F body which was 32' 7½" long. The Plaxton body replaced the original Willowbrook body in 1962 and it was one of sixteen rebodied for Midland Red at the time, this one being Midland Red number 4190.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 July 1971, Weston-super-Mare
133. UHA207
In the summer of 1962 my parents took us for a holiday in North Devon. A short bus ride from our caravan camp was Ilfracombe and it was here that I was able to photograph this Midland Red CL3 in its 'one year only' light stone livery. No 4207, UHA207, was parked on the quay at Ilfracombe whilst on one of the Company's luxury Coach Cruises.
Photo taken Tuesday 12 June 1962, Ilfracombe
134. UHA231
Parked on Epsom Downs for the Derby, UHA231, of Leonard, London S.E.24, was a B.M.M.O. CL3 with a Plaxton Panorama C36F body acquired from Midland Red.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 June 1974, Epsom Downs
135. 149LRF
Potteries MT C815, 149LRF, an AEC Reliance MU3RV of 1955 with Plaxton C43F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1968, Hassell Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme Bus Station
136. 149LRF
Potteries acquired 149LRF and 911RRE with the business of Rowbotham, Harriseahead in 1959 and numbered them C815, a Plaxton Venturer C43F bodied AEC Reliance from 1955 and C816, a Plaxton Consort C43F bodied Dennis Lancet UF from 1957. They were visiting Blackpool when photographed.
Photo taken Sunday 29 March 1964, Blackpool
137. 7309WU
7309WU was new to Wild of Barnoldswick but is carrying fleetnames for Gaunt's Tours, but that operator is unknown to me and was not necessarily in Oldham. 7309WU has a centre-entrance body, which is not obvious but can be discerned on close examination.
Photo taken late 1972/early 1973, off Coronation Street, Oldham
138. CEC963
McKechnie & Cole (Cream Bus Service), Stamford 17, CEC963, was a Plaxton Venturer III C36F bodied Bedford SBG new in March 1955 to Mallinson, Windermere. It was acquired in January 1958 and later passed to Barton, Chilwell as number 894 before being withdrawn in 1964 after which it passed to Padley, Anwick as a non-P.S.V. In 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
139. HB8582
HB8582 was a Commer Avenger III with a Plaxton Venturer III C41F body new to Morlais, Merthyr in December 1955. It is seen here with Leith, Sennybridge at his garage.
Photo taken Wednesday 4 August 1971, Sennybridge
140. HHE200
Yorkshire Traction 137, HHE200, was a Plaxton Venturer III C41F bodied Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub new in April 1955 and acquired from Roberts, Barnsley in August 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 3 January 1965, Huntingdon Street Bus Station, Nottingham
141. KVH344
Hanson, Huddesfield 346, KVH344, was an AEC MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Venturer III C41C body new in December 1955 and is seen at Wembley.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
142. KVH345
Seen at Wembley Stadium is Hanson, Huddersfield 345, KVH345, an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Venturer III C41C body new in December 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1959, Wembley Stadium
143. KVH353
Bottomley, Huddersfield KVH353 was an AEC MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Venturer III C41C body new in December 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
144. LVA271
Reliance, Newbury 84, LVA271, was an A.E.C.MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Venturer III C41C body acquired from Taylor, Meppershall in February 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Reliance Garage, Newbury
145. SVO44
Barton 743, SVO44, was a Plaxton Venturer III DP45F bodied AEC Reliance new in June 1955, seen at Huntingdon Street Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 27 March 1965, Huntingdon Street Bus Station, Nottingham
146. SVO44
A rear view of SVO44, Barton 743, a Plaxton Venturer III DP45F bodied AEC Reliance new in June 1955 seen at Huntingdon Street Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 27 March 1965, Huntingdon Street Bus Station, Nottingham
147. SVO547
Barton 748, SVO547, was an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Plaxton C41F bodywork dating from 1955. It subsequently operated for Beeston’s of Hadleigh during which time it was hired to Eastern Counties to help alleviate a vehicle shortage in 1973/4. It is seen parked opposite Ilkeston garage.
Photo taken 1969, Manor Road, Ilkeston
148. SVO547
Barton, Chilwell 748, SVO547, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Plaxton Venturer III C41F body, new in 1955.
Photo taken 1972, Barton Ilkeston Depot
149. VLG769
This was June 1965 when VLG769, a Plaxton bodied Commer, was owned by Brierley & Allman. Can anyone tell us its history ?
Photo taken June 1965, close to Mersey Square, Stockport
150. VTB320
Brown's Blue, Markfield VTB320, acquired from Helliwell, Nelson in September 1959, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Venturer III C41C body dating from March 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1963, Western Boulevard, Leicester
151. 697DHN
Seen in Darlington is Scott's Greys 697DHN, an A.E.C. MU3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Consort C41F body new in October 1956, after being exhibited at the 1956 Commercial Motor Show.
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1967, Darlington
152. FYS689
Seen in Blackpool is Wood, Mirfield 33, FYS689, a Leyland RT3/1 Worldmaster which had been new as Glasgow LS18 with a Weymann B44F body in 1956. It was acquired by Wood in July 1965 and rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C45F body in January 1972.
Photo taken Sunday 4 August 1974, Blackpool
153. FYS689
Tower Coaches of Cleckheaton FYS689, a Leyland Worldmaster RT3/1 rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C45F body in 1972 by its previous owner Wood's of Mirfield.
Photo taken 1983, Halifax Road, Birchencliffe, Huddersfield
154. J29125
Seen outside the Pomme d'Or Hotel is J29125, Mascot Motors, St. Helier 6, a Bedford SBG with a Plaxton Venturer III C41F body new in March 1956.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Esplanade, St Helier
155. KHV373
J29125 was a Bedford SBG with a Plaxton Venturer III C41F body new to Lacey, London E6 in February 1956 registered KHV372. It is seen here outside the bus station in St. Helier when with Mascot, St. Helier.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, St. Helier Weighbridge
156. ODK137
Ellen Smith’s first Leyland Worldmaster, ODK137, was on an RT3/1 bus chassis in January 1956 and carried a Plaxton Venturer III C41C body.
Photo taken 1956
157. ODK137
Seen at Wembley with its second Plaxton body, a 1968 Panorama I C41F, is Ellen Smith’s 1956 Leyland Worldmaster ODK137, an RT3/1 model.
Photo taken Saturday 13 May 1978, Wembley Stadium, London
158. PWX333
Hebble, Halifax 42, PWX333, seen at Wembley Stadium, was a Commer Avenger III with a Plaxton Venturer III C35F body which had been new to Ripponden & District in January 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1959, Wembley Stadium
159. URR865
Beestons URR865, AEC Reliance / Plaxton C41F. Ex Barton 765, new to them in 1956.
Photo taken September 1974, Ipswich
160. UZU426
UZU426 was a Bedford SB built ca 1956 with Plaxton Venturer III bodywork with an unidentified operator.
Photo taken July 1975, Kilkenny
161. YUG100
Wallace Arnold YUG100 was a Leyland Tiger Cub with an unusual Plaxton C37C (later C41C) body. It was exhibited at the 1956 Commercial Motor Show , not entering service with WA until 1957.
Photo taken 1965, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
162. 2620U
Wallace Arnold 2620U was an AEC Regal IV (when all other AECs were Reliances) with Plaxton centre-entrance C41C body.
Photo taken Thursday 1 April 1965, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
163. 697DHN
Scott's Greys 697DHN, an A E C Reliance MU3RA built in 1957 with Plaxton Consort C41F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racecourse
164. 697DHN
Seen in Scarborough was Scott's Greys 697DHN, an A.E.C. MU3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Consort C41F body, the front end of which had been modified by the time of this photograph.
Photo taken Sunday 18 April 1965, Scarborough
165. 833HVO
833HVO belonging to Lander, Rainworth was a newly bodied four year old Leyland Royal Tiger Worldmaster RT3/2 chassis fitted with Plaxton Panorama C41F body. It is seen here at Victoria Coach Station about to depart on the British Coach Rally to Brighton.
Photo taken Saturday 22 April 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
166. DEK41
Alexander Midland, Falkirk MNL19, DEK41, seen in the garage at Cumbernauld, was an Albion MR11L Aberdonian with a Plaxton C40F body combining the Consort style of windows with the Venturer grille (p.98 "Plaxtons - The Great British Coach Builders" - ISBN 903839 69 5), which had been acquired with the business of Carmichael, Glenboig in August 1966.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1970, Cumbernauld Garage
167. FPV320
P. & M., Ipswich 50, FPV320, new in June 1957, was a Bedford SB3 with a Plaxton Consort II C41F body seen here at Ascot races.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
168. KPR665
KPR665, new to Herrison Hospital, Dorchester in May 1957, was an Austin 5K/CFE/3 with a Plaxton B40F body. It is seen here in the Seaway car park in Southend with a subsequent owner, Canvey Island Sea Anglers Club.
Photo taken Sunday 17 September 1967, Seaway Car Park, Southend
169. LJR425
Hunter, Seaton Delaval 23, LJR425, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Consort C41F body, new in May 1957.
Photo taken Northumberland Square, North Shields
170. LJR425
With green light for home village, Hunter of Seaton Delaval 23, LJR425 leaves Whitley Bay town centre on the stage service from North Shields. The AEC Reliance MU3RV carries Plaxton Consort C41F body, its new date June 1957 is as amended in news sheet 808.
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 1975, Whitley Road, Whitley Bay
171. LJR893
LJR893, new in July 1957 to Wansbeck, Ashington, was a Commer Avenger IV fitted with a Plaxton bus body. The B43F body had the side windows divided by polished metal strips as on the coaches of the period whereas the Highway body, the first of which was delivered the same month, had the more familiar method of glazing.
Photo taken Station Road, Ashington
172. MCX386
Hanson, Huddersfield 348, MCX386, was a Bedford SBG with a Plaxton Consort C41F body new in April 1957 and is seen at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
173. MFV37
Butterworth, Blackpool MFV37 was a Commer Avenger IV with a Plaxton Consort C41F body new to him in June 1957. It is seen in Blackpool outside his garage.
Photo taken Sunday 6 August 1967, Blackpool
174. OVD947
Was going to dismiss this poor print with "tramlines" across the picture, but it might be of interest; John Carmichael of Glenboig was taken over by Alexander Midland in November 1966 who placed these two vehicles in its fleet. 382HVD was a Leyland Leopard with Willowbrook B45F body built 1964 (MPE88) and OVD947, an Albion MR11 with Plaxton C41F body from 1957 (MNL20) at Cumbernauld Garage.
Photo taken 1968, Alexander (Midland) garage, Cumbernauld
175. SWY531
Christchurch Scouts, Gloucester SWY531 was a Bedford SBG with a Plaxton Consort C41F body seen in Station Road, Chingford on its way to the Cub & Scout Jamboree at Gilwell Park, Epping Forest. New to Anderton, Keighley in February 1957 it was withdrawn in November 1959 passing through a number of operators before reaching the Scouts, the last of which I have a record of being Stump, Berkeley who acquired it in May 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 7 July 1973, Station Road, Chingford
176. TGJ484
Halifax Joint Omnibus Committee 259, TGJ484, a 1957 AEC MU3RV Reliance which was acquired from Timpson, Catford with a Burlingham Seagull C41F body in June 1966 as number 260. It was renumbered to 259 in October 1967 and rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama I C43F body in July 1968 and is seen leaving Wembley after the Rugby League Cup Final.
Photo taken Saturday 15 May 1971, Wembley Staduim
177. TWR842
Tyne Valley, Acomb, TWR842, a Bedford SBG built in 1957 with Plaxton Consort C41F bodywork. This had been new to Hargreaves of Morley.
Photo taken April 1972, Depot, Acomb
178. VEL111
Maitland, Lymington (Hampshire Motorways) VEL111 was a Bedford SB3 with Plaxton Consort C41F body new in 1957. It 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
179. VUP889
VUP889 was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton DP41F body new as General, Chester-le-Street number 26 in April 1957. The body had the side windows divided by polished metal strips as on the coaches of the period. The first Highway body with the more familiar method of glazing followed in July 1957.
Photo taken Sunday 14 February 1965
180. WPT136
Alexander Northern NAC8, WPT136, was a Plaxton Consort C41C bodied AEC Reliance new in 1957 to Shaw Bros., Byers Green. It passed to Burnett, Mintlaw in May 1962 and to Alexander Northern in January 1967 on the acquisition of the Burnett business.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1970, Dundas Street Bus Station, Glasgow
181. WUP327
O.K. Motor Services of Bishop Auckland were instrumental in the design of the Plaxton Highway body and WUP327 carried the first example, a B45F body on an AEC Reliance chassis, entering service in July 1957.
Photo taken OK depot Bishop Auckland
182. WUP327
WUP327 was an AEC Reliance MU3RV with a Plaxton B45F body which was new to OK Motor Services in July 1957.
Photo taken c.1968, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
183. WUP327
WUP327 of the O.K. Motor Service (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland fleet is seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place. It was a Plaxton B45F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance new in July 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
184. XPT845
The interior of Plaxton Highway B45F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance XPT845, which was new in 1957, having been exhibited at the 1957 Scottish Commercial Motor Show, is seen here at the Bishop Auckland garage of its owner, O.K. Motor Services.
Photo taken Thursday 31 July 1969, OK depot Bishop Auckland
185. XPT845
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, XPT845, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1957 with Plaxton Highway B45F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Bishop Auckland depot
186. XUP507
Longstaffs of Mirfield, XUP507, was a Plaxton B45F bodied Albion Aberdonian, one of two delivered to Armstrongs of Ebchester in 1957. Longstaffs shared their sole stage carriage route, from Dewsbury to Mirfield, with Joseph Woods and Yorkshire Woollen District - offering a fascinating mix of buses. Longstaffs still operate the service today.
Photo taken 1969, Dewsbury
187. XUP507
Albion Aberdonian XUP507 with Plaxton Highway body, seen here with Longstaff of Mirfield, was new to Armstrong, Ebchester.
Photo taken Thursday 17 August 1967, Longcauseway, Dewsbury
188. XUP507
Longstaff's of Mirfield XUP507, an Albion Aberdonian MR11L with Plaxton Highway B45F body, new in 1957 to Armstrong's of Ebchester and acquired in 1967. To the left is Joseph Wood of Mirfield FYS689, a Leyland Royal Tiger Worldmaster RT3/1 with Weymann/GCT B44F body, new in 1956 to Glasgow Corporation (LS18, and originally B40D) and acquired in 1965. It was rebodied in 1971 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F body and lasted for many more years, later running for Tower Coaches and disguised with a Leyland Leopard badge.
189. 222BMB
JD Peace, Kirkwall, Orkney, 222BMB, a Bedford SB8 built in 1958 with Plaxton C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Peace's garage in Kirkwall, Orkney
190. 298FPK
Seen at Wembley Stadium was 298FPK, a Plaxton Consort II C41F bodied Dennis LU5 Lancet, number 25 in the fleet of Cooke, Stoughton.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Wembley
191. 3285WB
Sheffield United operated the very first Plaxton Panorama bodied coaches and 285, 3285WB, seen here in Waterdale, Doncaster was an AEC MU3RV Reliance with C41F body, new in February 1958, from the first delivery. It was one of six new that year between January and May (285-290, 3285-3290WB).
Photo taken Sunday 30 July 1967, Waterdale, Doncaster
192. 399UP
OK Motor Services of Bishop Auckland 399UP, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Highway body.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1971, Bishop Auckland Market Place
193. 453AUP
453AUP a 1958 AEC Reliance 2MU3RV/Plaxton B45F originally Wilkinsons, Sedgefield 53.
Photo taken Saturday 24 May 1980, Rainhill, Merseyside
194. 533APT
Gillett Bros, Quarrington Hill, 533APT, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Plaxton Highway B45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Quarrington Hill Garage
195. 639APT
Anderson, Whitburn ran 639APT as his number 5 in the Economic fleet and the Leyland PSUC1/1 Tiger Cub with Plaxton Highway B45F body new in 1958 is seen here in Sunderland.
Photo taken Tuesday 19 May 1964, Fawcett Street, Sunderland
196. 639APT
Anderson, Whitburn ran 639APT as his number 5 in the Economic fleet and the Leyland PSUC1/1 Tiger Cub with Plaxton Highway B45F, body new in 1958, is seen here in Sunderland.
Photo taken Saturday 5 August 1967, Park Lane Terminus, Sunderland
197. 6666U
Brocksbank, Bramley (Leeds) 6666U was a Karrier BFD3023 D98A new in January 1958 with a Plaxton C14F body seen here in one of the the carparks/coachparks off Portland Street in Manchester, the Cafe Major being in Major Street which runs parallel to Portland Street.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, off Portland Street, Manchester
198. 6666U
OSK831 is a 1958 Karrier BFD which started life as 6666U and was later registered BVH157A. It is a Karrier BFD3023 D98A new in January 1958 with a Plaxton C14F body.
Photo taken Sunday 5 April 2015, Brough
199. 6666U
Karrier BFD3023 with Plaxton C14F body, BVH157A. New as 6666U in 1958 to Brocksbank, Leeds it is seen here at the Dunbar rally around 1985. It now carries the registration OSK831.
Photo taken 1985, Dunbar, East Lothian
200. 74TML
Seen on an excursion to Ascot races, Wesley, Stoke Goldington 74TML was a Commer Avenger IV with a Plaxton Consort IV C41F body which had been new in 1958 to Gatehouse Coaches, London N.7.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
201. 8324U
Wallace Arnold 8324U resting at Southend Airport. Wallace Arnold ran a large fleet of the splendid AEC Reliances, a large proportion including this one of 1958 being of C41C layout.
Photo taken Monday 29 July 1963, Southend Airport
202. 8329U
A J Eunson, Virkie, Shetland 8329U, an AEC Reliance MU3RA from 1958 with Plaxton Consort C41C bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Lerwick, Shetland
203. 8332U
Wallace Arnold are now subsumed into Shearings .... serving as a reminder of more halcyon days is 8332U, a 1958 AEC Reliance with 41 seat coachwork.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2007, Bolton Abbey Station
204. 8332U
Preserved Wallace Arnold 8332U, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton C41C bodywork new in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 25 June 2011, Kelsall
205. 8332U
8332U & VUB396H show the two liveries of Wallace Arnold's. The former with the traditional more well known (and probably most liked) cream colours and VUB396H in the two-tone grey which was adopted for a period in the 60s and 70s.
Photo taken Saturday 28 May 2016, Main Street, Goldsborough, North Yorkshire
206. 8337U
Wallace Arnold 8337U was an AEC Reliance with Plaxton C41C bodywork of 1958.
Photo taken 1966, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
207. DJP646
Smith, Wigan DJP646 was a Bedford D4LZ3 with Plaxton C24F body new in May 1958 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
208. JCN764
Thirlwell's Coaches, Swalwell, 20, JCN764, a Bedford VAS built ca 1958 with Plaxton Consort C29F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, Prissick School Base (Marton Road), Middlesbrough.
209. NVH604
Hanson, Huddersfield 352, NVH604, seen at Wembley Stadium was a Bedford SB3 with a Plaxton Consort II C41F body new in June 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
210. RKU220
New to Brian Gillard, Normanton in October 1958, RKU220 was an A.E.C. 6821A Regal III with a Plaxton Highway FB39F body. It passed to Rhind, Wakefield in September 1960 and to Ward, Robin Hood, with whom it is seen here, at an unrecorded date and then to Deiniolen Motors Deiniolen, in January 1964. This shot was taken in Wakefield by the side of the Bus Station and it is still carrying Rhind's fleetname.
Photo taken Friday 30 August 1963, Wakefield Bus Station
211. SDK442
Ellen Smith of Rochdale, SDK442, Leyland Worldmaster RT3/2 built in 1958 and rebodied as seen here with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C41F body in 1970.
Photo taken July 1978, Redcar Racecourse
212. SDK442
New in March 1958 to Ellen Smith, Rochdale with a Plaxton Consort II C41C body, SDK442, a Leyland RT3/2 Worldmaster was rebodied in 1970 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C41F body and is seen here at Blackpool.
Photo taken Sunday 8 April 1973, Blackpool
213. SPY387
Saltburn MS 22, SPY387, a Bedford SB3 from 1958 with Plaxton C41F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Saltburn MS Guisborough Garage
214. UYW68
UYW68 was one of two Dennis LU4 Lancets new to Glenton, London S.E.14 in March 1958 and had a Plaxton Consort II C32F body. It passed to Liss & District, Grayshott t/a Grayshott Coaches in October 1964 and was reseated to C37F by April 1965. It is seen here at the garage in Grayshott. The different position of the front corner pillars between the two years construction can be seen with WLK71, built in 1959, having wider screens. UYW69 joined UYW68 in November 1966 having been with Williamson, Billingshurst since January 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 2 May 1965, Grayshott
215. VRM836
Ernie Hartness, Penrith, VRM836 Commer Avenger IV built in 1958 with Plaxton Consort II bodywork. Taken in Linthorpe at the luxurious Bee-Line garage there.
Photo taken September 1971, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough
216. VWW949
W.R & Bingley were a coaching company in Kinsley, South Yorkshire, and were also a partner in the United Services stage carriage operation from Wakefield to Hemsworth and Doncaster. During the summer months, their coaches were regularly on hire to Wallace Arnold for day excursion work. VWW949 was then typical of their coaching fleet, being a Bedford SB3 with a Plaxton Consort C41F body dating from 1958.
Photo taken 1965, Wallace Arnold Depot, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
217. XUP692
Sayer of Ipswich XUP692, an Albion Aberdonian / Plaxton Consort II C41F, now preserved, one of five such vehicles new to Gardiner, Spennymoor in January 1958.
Photo taken September 1972, Great Yarmouth Coach Park
218. XUP769
Yuill, Hartlepool based contractor, XUP769 (B24), an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Plaxton bus bodywork new in January 1958.
Photo taken November 1972, Hemlington building site, Middlesbrough
219. YPT156
O.K., Bishop Auckland YPT156, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Highway B41F body acquired in May 1966 from Davies, Tredegar. It had been new to General Omnibus Services, Chester-le-Street in March 1958.
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1967, Bishop Auckland Market Place
220. YPT341
Summerson Bros (The Eden) YPT341, a Plaxton Highway B45F bodied Leyland Tiger Cub new in 1958 is flanked by two Weymann bodied Leyland Royal Tigers acquired from Rhondda in this shot at the garage at West Auckland.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, The Eden Garage, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
221. 1200UA
Gladwin Tours, Middlesbrough, 1200UA, a Bedford SB1 built ca 1959 with Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodywork. New to Austin of Leeds, Gladwin's livery trying hard to look like a strawberry "Mivvi".
Photo taken July 1975, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, near The Exchange
222. 129DPT
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, 129DPT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA from 1959 with Plaxton C41F bodywork.
Photo taken January 1971, Bishop Auckland Market Place
223. 129DPT
Howe of Spennymoor 129DPT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA from 1959 with Plaxton C41F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1969, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
224. 129DPT
This AEC Reliance was new to Howe of Spennymoor in 1959 and carries Plaxton C41F bodywork. It passed to OK Motor Srvices when Howe were taken over.
Photo taken 1992, Sheffield Rally
225. 129DPT
Preserved OK Motor Services 129DPT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA from 1959 with Plaxton C41F bodywork. It was new to Howe of Spennymoor in 1959 and passed to OK when Howe were taken over.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2015, Anstey Park, Alton
226. 129DPT
OK, Bishop Auckland sent many coaches to Whitley Bay on 7 July 1973 and 129DPT represented subsidiary E Howe (OK Motor Services) of Spennymoor, which retained own licences. The late afternoon sun bounces from the shining AEC Reliance 2MU3RA, carrying early Plaxton Panorama C41F body new in May 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 7 July 1973, Brierdene Car Park, Whitley Bay
227. 294JTN
Greensitt & Barratt 35, 294JTN, a Bedford SB built ca 1959 with Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodywork. This building company would soon become just Barratt and rather more well known.
Photo taken April 1972, Marton building site, Middlesbrough
228. 346BUP
346BUP was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with an early Plaxton Panorama C41F body which was new in January 1959 to Gardiner, Spennymoor. It passed to General, Chester-le-Street in September 1960 and to Mansfield, Welch & Burling (t/a Burwell & District), Burwell, with whom it is seen here at Ascot, in April 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
229. 412FKL
Seen in London was A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance 412FKL with Pemberton & Lord (Wraycliffe Coaches), Folkestone. New in July 1959 as Maidstone & District CO412, when it carried a Harrington Wayfarer V C41F body, it was acquired by Pemberton & Lord in July 1971 and was rebodied in late 1973 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C45F body and carried fleet number 1.
Photo taken Saturday 30 March 1974, London
230. 4401NX
Trevor Jones & Sons, Llanidloes, 4401NX, a Bedford SB1 built in 1959 with Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodywork. This had been new to Lloyds of Nuneaton and 19 years later was still providing service on a school run.
Photo taken July 1978, Garage, Llanidloes
231. 56DUP
United Automobile 2004, 56DUP, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Highway body, new to and taken over from Wilkinson's of Sedgefield.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1971, High Street/Bridge End, Willington
232. 626FPT
Economic 6, 626FPT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1959 with Plaxton Highway B45F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1968, Park Lane Terminus, Sunderland
233. 6301WE
Sheffield United, Sheffield 301, 6301WE, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
234. 700JTF
DC Jones & Sons, Ruabon, 700JTF, a Bedford SB built ca 1959 with Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodywork, new in June 1959 to Fraser, Accrington.
Photo taken July 1978, Garage at Ruabon
235. 805DAL
Another variation on the Plaxton Consort IV grille ! 805DAL, a Bedford SB1 started life with a C41F body and a Bedford 300 cu. in. diesel engine in July 1959 with Moxon, Oldcotes.
Photo taken Monday 27 May 1985, Silverstone
236. 901BUP
Baddeley, Holmfirth 68, 901BUP, was a Bedford SB1 with a Plaxton Consort IV C41F body which was new in January 1959 to Shaw Brothers, Byers Green.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
237. 9191NW
Saltburn Motor Services 57, 9191NW, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1959 with Plaxton Consort C41C bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Saltburn MS Saltburn Garage
238. 9196NW
Wallace Arnold (Feather Brothers) AEC Reliance/Plaxton 9196NW new in 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 14 September 1963, near to the Guildhall, Portsmouth
239. 9203NW
Baddeley Bros. 102, 9203NW, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Plaxton Panorama C41F body, new to Wallace Arnold in 1959, acquired by Baddeley's in 1969, and withdrawn in 1974.
Photo taken 1973, Holmfirth
240. 9209NW
Wallace Arnold Tours 9209NW was an AEC Reliance with Plaxton C41F body of 1959.
Photo taken 1965, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
241. 920HVT
Seen in Shrewsbury was Boulton, Cardington 920HVT. This was a Bedford SB3 with a Plaxton Consort IV C41F body which had been new in July 1959 to Thomson, Trentham, but which was acquired in February 1965 from Corvedale,
Photo taken early 1971, Barker Street Bus Station, Shrewsbury
242. 999FPG
999FPG of Comfy, Farnham was a Bedford D4LZ2 with a Plaxton Consort C25F 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
243. 999JPF
Comfy Coaches, Farnham 999JPF was a Bedford SB3 with Plaxton Consort IV C37F 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
244. DHD200
Naylor, Leeds DHD200 was an AEC 2MU3RV Reliance which had started life with Yorkshire Woollen District in 1959 with a Park Royal B43F body. It was rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F body in 1969 and is seen at Wembley.
Photo taken Saturday 13 May 1972, Wembley Stadium
245. DSX462
A rear view of a Plaxton Consort IV bodied Bedford SB1 with Todd, South Shields. I took the shot in Midland Road next to St. Pancras Station because of the unusual address! DSX462 had been new in August 1959 to Gibb, Whitburn.
Photo taken Wednesday 9 August 1961, Midland Road, London St. Pancras
246. GEF277
Bee-Line, West Hartlepool entered GEF277 in the British Coach Rally. Seen here in Sutherland Street prior to taking up its position at the start line in Victoria Coach Station it was a Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodied Bedford SB1. The Rally Marshall seems not to be enjoying the weather.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Sutherland Street, London
247. KJX751
Hebble 10, KJX751, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton C41F body, new in 1959, seen here while on hire to Wallace Arnold
Photo taken 1965, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
248. MTK327
MTK327 in the fleet of Ironside, Toop & Davis (t/a Bere Regis & District), Dorchester was a Bedford SB1 with a Plaxton Consort IV C41F body new in April 1959 and was seen in Coventry alongside one of the Plaxton Panorama bodied coaches in the fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Coventry
249. OVH978
Hanson, Huddersfield 353, OVH978, an April 1959 Ford 570E with a Plaxton Consort IV C41F body has just arrived at the Coliseum Bus Station in Blackpool.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1964, Coliseum Bus Station, Blackpool
250. PCX130
Bottomley, Huddersfield PCX130 was a Ford Thames 570E with a Plaxton Consort IV C41F body new in 1959 and is seen at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
251. PCX131
Bottomley, Huddersfield PCX131 was one of two Ford 570Es with Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodies new in 1959 and was seen at Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
252. PFR727
PFR727 is a Karrier BFD3023 with Plaxton C14F body new to Abbott, Blackpool in early 1959, seen leaving the POPS rally.
Photo taken Sunday 22 May 2016, Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent
253. RKU221
Laycock's RKU221, was an A.E.C. 6821A Regal III new in April 1959 with a Plaxton Highway FB39F body to Albert Eric Gillard, Normanton. In September 1960 it passed to Rhind, Wakefield and in August 1962 it became Laycock, Barnoldswick 66. It is seen here in Blackpool.
Photo taken Monday 15 April 1963, Blackpool
254. TIP327
Suir Valley Services, Fiddown, Eire, TIP327, an Albion Aberdonian with Plaxton Highway bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Waterford
255. UPY176
Saltburn MS 23, UPY176, a Bedford SB1 from 1959 with Plaxton C41F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Dundas Street, Saltburn
256. UPY176
Cleveland Transit 336, UPY176, a Bedford SB1 built in 1959 with Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodywork. The whole weighing just over 5 tons.
Photo taken December 1974, Marton Road / Exchange Bus Station, Middlesbrough
257. URY999
URY999, a Plaxton Panorama bodied A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton was in the fleet of Straw, Leicester.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
258. UVE101
To add to recent excellent Burwell & District photographs, here is UVE101 at the Little Eversden terminus awaiting return leg of route 3 to Drummer Street Bus Station, Cambridge. It was a rare combination of late Daimler Freeline D650H/S and early Plaxton Panorama C41F body which served purely the Burwell company for just over fifteen years from June 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 1972, Little Eversden, Cambridgeshire
259. UVE101
New in June 1959, this Burwell and District Daimler Freeline D650H/S reg no. UVE101 was taken from the front nearside seat of an ENOC Bristol K on service 105 from Colchester to Walton in August 1959.
Photo taken Friday 7 August 1959, at the junction with The Street, Weeley, Essex
260. UVE101
UVE101, a Daimler D650HS Freeline in the fleet of Mansfield, Burling & Welsh (Burwell & District), Burwell, had a Plaxton Panorama C41F body and was new in June 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, High Street, Burwell
261. VOR153
Seen at the Regents Park car park was VOR153 a Bedford J4LZ1 with a Plaxton Consort III C29F body new to Glider & Blue, Bishops Waltham in June 1959 and seen here in its last year with them.
Photo taken Monday 30 August 1971, Regents Park, London
262. WLB422
Camden Coaches, Edgware WLB422 was a Bedford SB8 with Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodywork waiting on Ebury Bridge for the start of the the 1959 British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
263. WLK71
WLK71 seen here with Liss & District, Grayshott t/a Grayshott Coaches, was one of three Dennis LU4 Lancets with Plaxton Consort IV C32F bodies new to Glenton, London S.E.14 in March 1959, passing to Liss & District in October 1964, being reseated to C41F. The other two, WLK 70/2, and Dennis LU5 Lancet YLX 73 followed in September 1965 and were similarly reseated between October 1965 and April 1966.
Photo taken Sunday 2 May 1965, Grayshott
264. WLK71
Glenton, London S.E.14 entered WLK71, a Dennis LU Lancet with a Plaxton Consort IV body in the British Coach Rally and it is seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
265. WLO692
New to Banfield, S.E.15 in May 1959 with a Burlingham Seagull VII C41F body, WLO692, a Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub, was rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C45F body in 1972 and is seen with Thomas, West Ewell at Wembley with the twin towers in the background.
Photo taken Saturday 14 April 1973, Wembley Stadium
266. WTM629
Seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton is WTM629, a Bedford SB1 with a Plaxton Consort IV C41F body entered in the British Coach Rally by Diadem, Luton.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
267. WVE200
C & H Coaches, Fleetwood, WVE200 Karrier (D98A?) built ca.1959 with Plaxton Consort III C14F bodywork. This had been new to Safford, Little Gransden. The 14 seat version of the Consort III makes an interesting comparison with the 20 seat version for the Bedford J2.
Photo taken July 1973, Bridlington
268. XWR195
Seen on a busy Summer weekend in one of the bus & coach parks in Blackpool, is XWR195, a Plaxton bodied Albion Aberdonian belonging to L. Braithwaite & Son of Sedburgh, Yorkshire, who traded as "Kestrel Hawk".
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1971, Blackpool
269. 133FUP
Simmons, Great Gonerby who used the fleetname "Reliance" acquired, from General, Chester-le-Street, 133FUP, an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Highway DP41F body which had been new in June 1960. It is seen in the bus station at Grantham.
Photo taken Monday 30 March 1964, Grantham Bus Station
270. 133FUP
This view shows the styling of the rear end as fitted with a luggage boot to 133FUP, an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Highway DP41F body which had been new in June 1960. Simmons, Great Gonerby who used the fleetname "Reliance" acquired it from General, Chester-le-Street. It is seen in the bus station at Grantham.
Photo taken Monday 30 March 1964, Grantham Bus Station
271. 2677WW
2677WW, a Karrier BF3023 with a Plaxton Consort III C14F body seen in an official photograph at Scarborough, whilst carrying the incorrect registration 2677NW, before delivery to Parkinson, Heckmondwike in May 1960.
Photo taken May 1960, Scarborough
272. 2677WW
A rear view of 2677WW, a Karrier BF3023 with a Plaxton Consort III C14F body seen in an official photograph in Scarborough before delivery to Parkinson, Heckmondwike in May 1960 and carrying the incorrect registration 2677NW.
Photo taken May 1960, Scarborough
273. 272GUP
Stanhope Motor Services 272GUP was a Bedford SB8 with Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodywork. In later years this coach found its way to Ellis Coaches of Llangefni on the Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Mon).
Photo taken c.1969, Stanhope Market Place
274. 3012WW
Connor & Graham, Easington, 3012WW Bedford SB1 built in 1960 with Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodywork. This had been new to Longstaff of Mirfield. Taken at the company stand in Hull before heading to the interestingly named village of Sunk Island.
Photo taken March 1975, Baker Street, Hull
275. 333KTU
Cottrell, Mitcheldean acquired 333KTU, an AEC 2MU3RA Reliance with Plaxton Panorama C41F body, from Jackson, Altrincham in June 1964. New to Jackson in March 1960, it is seen here at Cheltenham Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 15 July 1972, Cheltenham Coach Station
276. 466FUP
Baddeley Bros., Holmfirth 101, 466FUP, a Bedford SB1 with Plaxton Consort IV C41F body, new in 1960 to Rennison's of Hartburn, acquired by Baddeley's in 1969 and sold in 1972.
Photo taken Crowedge
277. 4688WW
Butter and Managh, Childs Ercall 4688WW, a Bedford SB1 new in 1960 with a Plaxton Consort IV 'C' type C41F body, had been acquired in May 1969 from Rowe, Cudworth.
Photo taken early 1971, Wellington?
278. 53JPT
Primrose Coaches (Graham), Winlaton Mill, 53JPT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1960 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar Racecourse
279. 53JPT
Seen in Morecambe is 53JPT an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with an early Plaxton Panorama C41F body of Bisset, Ryton (Primrose Coaches) which had been new in June 1960 to Graham Bros, Winlaton Mill. Bisset and Graham Bros traded jointly as Primrose Coaches in earlier days.
Photo taken Saturday 8 August 1970, Morecambe
280. 5421CR
Bexleyheath Transport Co 5421CR was a Bedford J4LZ1 with a Plaxton Consort III C29F body originally new to Easson, Southampton in May 1960. It is seen at the garage at Bexleyheath..
Photo taken Bexleyheath
281. 550FUP
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, 550FUP, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1960 with Plaxton Highway B45F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1970, Depot, Bishop Auckland
282. 5625UB
Wallace Arnold Tours maintained a number of vehicles in the livery of Feather Bros and to us southerners their use seemed to be in-discriminately mixed with vehicles in fleet livery. 5625UB, a Plaxton bodied AEC 'Reliance' with centre-entrance 'Embassy' style body so typical of the fleet at that time was seen on tour at Eastbourne's Central Coach Station
Photo taken Sunday 10 October 1965, Susans Road Central Coach Station, Eastbourne
283. 5627UB
Feather Bros (Wallace Arnold), Bradford, 5627UB, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1960 with Plaxton Consort C41C bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racescourse
284. 5641UB
These Wallace Arnold Plaxton C41C coaches dated from 1960/1 and were the workhorses of the fleet, operating long-distance tours and excursions throughout the 1960s. Indeed, one of the class, 9907UG, actually made a famous Leeds to Moscow run to ascertain the possibilities of "educational" tours in 1961. 9913UG, 5647UB and 5641UB were a Reliance/Leopard/Reliance respectively.
Photo taken 1965, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
285. 6308WJ
A rear view of the second styling of the Plaxton Panorama body seen here at Victoria Coach Station on Sheffield United 308, 6308WJ, which was a C40F body on an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance built in March 1960. This shows how the kick up in the side window was used to match the level of the existing style of rear window.
Photo taken Sunday 10 November 1963, London Victoria Coach Station
286. 875FUP
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, 875FUP, a Bedford SB built ca 1960 with Plaxton Conway bodywork.
Photo taken November 1970, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
287. 9208NW
Wallace Arnold 5640UB and 9208NW were both Plaxton bodied AEC Reliances of 1960 and 1959 respectively.
Photo taken Wednesday 9 June 1965, The Calls, Leeds
288. FJM2
Moor-Dale group, Newcastle, FJM2 a Bedford SB with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork. The Moor-Dale group usually had relatively new vehicles in their fleet but this elderly Bedford still looked good in corporate colours.
Photo taken July 1974
289. FJP501
Seen at Smith's garage in Wigan is FJP501, an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance, with its second Plaxton body. Originally carrying a Plaxton Panorama C36F body when new in 1960, it was rebodied in 1973 with this Panorama Elite III C45F body with non-standard side trim.
Photo taken Saturday 16 April 1977, Wigan
290. FJP501
Smith, Wigan 25, FJP501, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C36F body new in March 1960 and was seen here at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 8 May 1971, Wembley Stadium
291. HEF511
New to Bee-Line, West Hartlepool in January 1960, HEF511 was a Plaxton 'Conway IV' DP44F bodied Bedford SB1 and is seen here at Wembley Stadium whilst with Creasey, Harold Hill. The Conway was an unofficial description of the body with a Consort front end on a Highway body.
Photo taken Saturday 21 March 1970, Wembley Stadium
292. HEF511
A rear view of HEF511, a Bedford SB1 with a Plaxton 'Conway IV' DP44F body new in January 1960. New to Bee-Line, West Hartlepool it is seen here in Cheltenham with Pulham, Bourton-on-the-Water.
Photo taken Saturday 20 July 1963, Cheltenham
293. HEF753
Bee-Line West Hartlepool HEF753 made an appearance at the 1960 British Coach Rally at Brighton where it is seen here on Madeira Drive. This was one of eight Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodied coaches new in 1960 to Bee-Line based on a Bedford SB1 chassis modified to the design of their Chief Engineer and referred to by Plaxton as the 'C type'.
Photo taken Saturday 23 April 1960, Madeira Drive, Brighton
294. HEF753
Hylton Castle Coaches, Sunderland, LHE506, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1957 with Burlingham Seagull C41F bodywork. This had been new as Yorkshire Traction 1078
Photo taken September 1970, Haverton Hill off Clarence Street nearly opposite junction with Hope Street
295. JEF325
A rear view of JEF325, a Bedford SB1 'C type' with a Plaxton Consort IV C41F body new to Bee-Line, West Hartlepool in May 1960, but seen here outside the Tollesbury garage of Osborne's whilst with County Coaches, Brentwood on an enthusiasts tour of operators.
Photo taken Sunday 14 February 1965, Garage, New Road, Tollesbury
296. SHE924
Jones (t/a Priory Motor Services), Oakengates SHE924 was a Bedford SB1 with a Plaxton Consort IV 'C' type C41F body which had been new to Fell (t/a Globe Coaches), Barnsley in May 1960. Jones acquired it in July 1964 and it is seen here in Victoria Street, Wellington.
Photo taken early 1971, Victoria Street, Wellington
297. SHL917
West Riding 917, SHL917, a 1960 AEC Reliance with 41 seat Plaxton bodywork, now owned by Lincolnshire operator Pride of the Wolds.
Photo taken Sunday 5 August 2007, Harrogate
298. SHL917
Seen undergoing restoration at the former West Yorkshire Transport Museum in Ludlam Street, Bradford is West Riding 917, SHL917, a Plaxton bodied AEC Reliance dating from 1960. The coach is currently in service with Lincolnshire operator Pride of the Wolds.
Photo taken 1990, Ludlam Street Depot, Bradford
299. URP493
Basford, Greens Norton URP493 was an Albion MR11 Aberdonian with a Plaxton Consort IV C41F body which had been new in 1960. It is seen here in Victoria Coach Station on hire to United Counties.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1971, Victoria Coach Station, London
300. VGV473
Morley, West Row VGV473, a Bedford J2SZ10 with Plaxton Embassy C18F body at King’s Cross Coach Station, Pentonville Road.
Photo taken Saturday 28 September 1963, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
301. WAJ112
Plaxton Consort IV bodywork seeing out its last days in the yard of Doune Motors, Doune, Stirlingshire. It was WAJ112, an Albion Nimbus with Plaxton Consort IV C29C body, new to Watson of Huntingdon, York in 1960.
Photo taken Friday 22 August 1986, Doune Motors, Doune, Stirlingshire
302. WVA3
Ord of Alnwick, WVA3, a Bedford SB1 built in 1960 with Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Alnwick Bus Station
303. YDG1
On a sunny day (probably in 1974) in Locking Road Coach Park, Weston-super-Mare, we have Frank Applegates (of Newport, Gloucestershire) first coach YDG1, a 1960 AEC Reliance/Plaxton Consort IV C41C which he acquired from Brian Beavis of Bussage in June 1969. It is still carries Beavis' livery.
Photo taken Summer 1974, Locking Road Coach Park, Weston-super-Mare
304. 136AWJ
Sheffield United 326, 136AWJ, new in October 1961, was an AEC 4MU3RA Reliance with Plaxton Panorama C44F body with the low backed seats favoured by the operator to give improved visibility for the passengers.
Photo taken Saturday 8 August 1970, Morecambe
305. 1410PT
OK Motor Services 1410PT, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, rear of OK garage in Bishop Auckland
306. 1411PT
1411PT was one of a pair of Bedford SB1s with Plaxton C41F bodies bought by OK Motor Services in January 1961. After withdrawal in November 1972 both this and sister coach 1410PT passed to Greensitt & Barrett (builders) of Blaydon-on-Tyne. It is pictured on a gloomy day on the parking area adjacent to the depot in Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken c.1968, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
307. 14PKR
14PKR is a Karrier BFD with Plaxton C14F body new in July 1961 to Davis, Sevenoaks, seen here tucked away awaiting restoration.
Photo taken Thursday 20 February 2014, Huddersfield
308. 2589PT
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, 2589PT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1961 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Byers Green
309. 271STF
Parish's MS, Morda, Oswestry, 271STF, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Plaxton Highway DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Oswestry
310. 272STF
Parish's Motor Services, Morda, Oswestry, 272STF, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Plaxton Highway DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, High Street, Llanfyllin
311. 277STF
277STF, an AEC 2MU3RV Reliance with Plaxton Highway DP41F body was new in 1961 to Lancashire United as number 87. In this shot at Valley Road Coach Park, Scarborough the current operator, Piper, Scarborough seemed unsure about the livery.
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1972, Valley Road Coach Park, Scarborough
312. 319HVO
Gash, Newark B15, 319HVO, was a Bedford SB1 which had a Plaxton Embassy C41F body, was new in March 1961 and which is seen behind Gash's garage.
Photo taken Sunday 13 August 1967, Gash's Garage, Bowbridge Road, Newark
313. 335BWB
Dating from 1961, Plaxton C41F coachwork was carried by 335, 335BWB, this Ford Thames 570E of Sheffield United Tours seen at the garage at Charlotte Road.
Photo taken Saturday 26 October 1963, Charlotte Road Garage, Sheffield
314. 3763PT
Gillett Brothers, Quarrington Hill, 3673PT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Quarrington Hill Garage
315. 386DD
Marsh's Coaches, Wincanton, 386DD,a Bedford J2SZ2 built in 1961 with Plaxton Consort III C18F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1983, Wincanton
316. 5050PT
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, 5050PT, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1970, OK Depot, North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
317. 646ACE
646ACE was a Bedford SB5 new in November 1961 with a Plaxton Embassy C41F body and was number 42 in the fleet of Harvey, Cambridge. It was seen at Ascot races displaying the "Progressive" fleetname of the associated Harris, Cambridge.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
318. 6517NC
6517NC of Calver Tours, Teesside was a Plaxton C41F bodied Ford 570E.
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1971, Depot
319. 6910WD
W E Berriman, Langtoft, 6910WD, a Commer Avenger IV built in 1961/2 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork. New to Court of Fillongley, this had been acquired from Howard's Tours of Whitby.
Photo taken August 1972, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
320. 7069YG
Park Coachways of West Vale near Halifax 7069YG, a Bedford SB5 with Plaxton Embassy C41F body, new to A. & J.R. Davison of Brighouse in 1961.
Photo taken Thursday 11 March 1971, Park Coachways' Garage, Brow Bridge, West Vale near Halifax
321. 7272PT
Weardale Motor Services, Frosterley 7272PT was a Plaxton B47F bodied Leyland L2T Leopard new in 1961. It is seen here passing through Stanhope, the home of associated company Stanhope Motor Services.
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1967, Front Street, Stanhope
322. 7272PT
Barnard Castle Coaches (Burrell) 7272PT, a Leyland Leopard L1 built in 1961 with Plaxton Highway B47F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1976, Darlington
323. 98KTG
Brewer, Caerau 98KTG was an AEC 2MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Embassy C41F body new in May 1961 and is seen here at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
324. 9910UG
Former Wallace Arnold AEC Reliance/Plaxton 9910UG, seen here with Eagle Coaches of Kenny Hill, Mildenhall, Suffolk.
Photo taken 1973, Kenny Hill, Mildenhall
325. 9912UG
Wallace Arnold AEC Relaince/Plaxton 9912UG new in 1961.
Photo taken Friday 2 July 1965, A1, Anglo-Scottish Border
326. HEK962
HEK962 is an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA was new to Smiths of Wigan in 1961 when it had a 41 seat Plaxton body. In 1974 it was rebodied by Plaxton with this Elite body seating 45. It now carries the livery of Butterfield of Skipton.
Photo taken Sunday 9 September 2012, Otley
327. HEK962
HEK962, an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance, originally had a Plaxton Panorama C41F body when new to Smith's in July 1961 and was rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C45F body with non-standard side trim in 1974.
Photo taken Saturday 16 April 1977, Wigan
328. HJP161
Smith, Wigan HJP161, seen at Blackpool, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body new in August 1961.
Photo taken Monday 15 April 1963, Blackpool
329. NCB915
NCB915 is a 1961 Plaxton C41F bodied AEC Reliance (2MU3RV 3667) of Clynnog & Trevor Motor Company of Trevor.
Photo taken Tuesday 8 May 1973, Depot, Trefor
330. PCK199
Turner's Coaches, Coatham, PCK199, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1961 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1971, Fisherman's Square, Redcar
331. RSD860
Seen here at Dodd's garage is A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance RSD860 with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body which was in the Dodds, Troon fleet from May 1961 until 1973 when it passed to Healey, Cardcross.
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1963, Dodd's garage, Troon
332. SHL916
West Riding 916, SHL916, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Embassy C41C body new in January 1961 which was seen at Headingley.
Photo taken Friday 12 April 1963, Headingley, Leeds
333. TNL326
Leech (Newcastle contractor) TNL326, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Plaxton Embassy bodywork. Galley of Newcastle were the original operators of this coach.
Photo taken July 1974, Marton building site, Middlesbrough
334. TVH244
Hanson, Huddersfield 366, TVH244, was a Ford Thames 570E with a Plaxton Embassy C41F body new in 1961 and is posed with Wembley Stadium in the background.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
335. TVH650
Bottomley, Huddersfield TVH650 was a Ford Thames 570E with a Plaxton Embassy C41F body new in April 1961 and is seen here at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
336. UBW49
UBW49 was a Trojan 1509 with a Plaxton C13F body (612859) new to House, Watlington in 1961.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, House's Garage, Watlington
337. UBW49
House, Watlington UBW49 was a Trojan with a Plaxton B13F body new in September 1961 (body number 612859).
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Watlington
338. VHE234
VHE234 a Plaxton Embassy bodied Bedford SB1 of Fell (Globe Coaches), Barnsley new in May 1961 sits next to XHL847 an Embassy II bodied Bedford SB5 of Roy Cawthorne (Renown), Barugh new in March 1963 in one of the coachparks at Blackpool.
Photo taken Monday 15 April 1963, Blackpool
339. WRP999
Rosemary Coaches WRP999, Leyland Leopard L2 / Plaxton Panorama.
Photo taken June 1973, Banham Zoo
340. YDK795
Carr's of Silksworth YDK795, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1961 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 12 April 1981, opposite Weardale Motor Services garage, Frosterley
341. YFU1
Cleveland Transit S341, YFU1, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1974, High Street/Market Square, Stokesley
342. 200EHO
Trebilcock, London N.20, 200EHO, an A.E.C. 4MU3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C51F body was seen on Chertsey Road at Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 27 February 1965, Chertsey Road at Twickenham
343. 277PNY
Only two 36' Plaxton Embassy bodies were built with front entrances and both had this multi-window format. 277PNY was an A.E.C. 4MU3RA Reliance in the fleet of Brewer, Caerau with a C51F body new in May 1962. This body pre-dates the multi-windowed one on the Bedford VAL exhibited at the 1962 Commercial Motor Show.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1971
344. 277PNY
This well-kept Plaxton C51F bodied AEC Reliance (4MU3RA 4259) 277PNY, was operated by Brewer's Motor Services (A.E. & F.R. Brewer Ltd.) of Caerau, Glamorgan. It was new in June 1962.
Photo taken Thursday 10 May 1973, Depot, Caerau
345. 2804DK
Mid Wales Motorways 320NTC, a Bedford SB1 built in 1960 with Yeates Europa C41F bodywork. New to Harrison, Morecambe, this reached Mid Wales from Golden Valley, Hereford. Next to it is 2804DK, a Plaxton bodied SB5 built in 1962 and new to Yelloway.
Photo taken July 1978, Welshpool
346. 2804DK
Mid-Wales Motorways 2804DK was a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Embassy C41F body new in 1962 to Yelloway, Rochdale.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
347. 301AYG
Seen at the garage of Redwood, Hemyock was 301AYG, a Bedford VAS1 with a Plaxton Embassy C29F body which had been new in 1962 to Pyne, Harrogate.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 July 1971, Hemyock
348. 332BWB
Sleeping in the summer sun in its final months of service, thus able to avoid imminent NBC reorganisation and white livery is Sheffield United Tours 332, 332BWB, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with very comfortable Plaxton Panorama C44F body new in May 1962.
Photo taken Wednesday 13 June 1973, adjacent to Pond Street Bus Station, Sheffield
349. 336DWJ
Sheffield United 336, 336DWJ, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA built in 1962 with Plaxton Panorama C44F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Westwood, Scarborough
350. 42CVD
Baxters of Airdrie bought 42CVD new in 1962. It was an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Embassy C41F body at a time when most operators were buying Panorama bodies. It passed to Scottish Omnibuses when Baxters were acquired in December 1962, although Baxters livery was retained after an initial plan to repaint the fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 1970, Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
351. 501WLG
Originally carrying a Windover Kingsway C39C body and registered LXM22 with Birch Brothers in 1951, the chassis was lengthened to 36’ by Les Gleave and a Plaxton Panorama C51F body fitted for Roberts, Crewe in 1962 when it was registered 501WLG. It passed to Whitehall Motorways, London N.7 in August 1963 and to Camping, Brighton in April 1964 with whom it is seen competing in the British Coach Rally at Brighton.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1964, Madeira Drive, Brighton
352. 502WLG
Seen at the Cub & Scout Jamboree at Gilwell Park, Epping Forest with Ward, Middlestown, Wakefield, was 502WLG, a Leyland PSU1/13 Royal Tiger with a Plaxton Panorama C51F body which entered service in July 1962 with Roberts, Crewe. The chassis had originally carried a Windover Kingsway C39C body and was registered LXM 21, being new in 1951 to Birch Bros., London N.W.5. Before being fitted with the Plaxton body the chassis was lengthened to take a 36 foot long body. This was one of six such lengthened chassis rebodied for Les Gleave (dealer), Arclid.
Photo taken Saturday 7 July 1973, Gilwell Park
353. 537CYU
A. Timpson & Sons 537CYU, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton C49F body new in 1962. Numerically this was the first coach to the new 36 foot length in the fleet. Photographed at Hollesley Bay Open Prison in Suffolk on a service to take people to visit the inmates.
Photo taken Saturday 23 March 1968, Hollesley Bay Open Prison, near Woodbridge
354. 537CYU
A rear view of 537CYU, an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C49F body new to Timpson, London S.E.6 in 1962. It is seen in Whitchurch outside Todd's garage on an Omnibus Touring Circle visit.
Photo taken Sunday 7 April 1963, Whitchurch
355. 537CYU
Seen at Whitchurch in the original Timpson, London S.E.6 livery, whilst on an Omnibus Touring Circle visit, is 537CYU which was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C49F body new in 1962. The trip visited Keith Coaches at Aylesbury, Todd at Whitchurch, Taylor at Bicester and Holder at Charlton-on-Otmoor.
Photo taken Sunday 7 April 1963, Whitchurch
356. 616WTE
Lancashire United 92, 616WTE, was an A.E.C. Reliance with a Plaxton 'Conway' DP41F body seen in Hindley. The 'Conway' was an unofficial description of the Highway body when fitted with the coach style front originating on the Consort.
Photo taken Saturday 7 April 1973, Hindley Depot
357. 617WTE
Lancashire United 93, 617WTE, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1962 with Plaxton Highway C41F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1971, South John Street, Liverpool
358. 62BUA
Garnock Valley, Kilbirnie, 62BUA, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1962 with Plaxton Embassy C49C bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Girvan
359. 63BUA
Wallace Arnold 63BUA was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Plaxton Embassy C49C body. Wallace Arnold specified the front flash of the side moulding to be that from the earlier Consort IV body for standardisation with the earlier coaches in the fleet. It is seen here at the Wallace Arnold Coach Station in The Calls, Leeds.
Photo taken Saturday 13 April 1963, The Calls, Leeds
360. 6617HN
GNE Motor Services, Darlington, 6617HN, a Bedford SB5 built in 1962 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1972, Darlington Market Place
361. 6780DD
Black & White 230, 6780DD, seen at Victoria Coach Station, was the fifth Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard to be built and had a Plaxton Panorama C47F body. It was new in April 1962. Black & White 223-231 had the first nine Leyland PSU3/1R chassis.
Photo taken Saturday 21 April 1962, London Victoria Coach Station
362. 6780DD
A nearside shot of Black & White 230, 6780DD, seen at Victoria Coach Station. This was the fifth Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard to be built and had a Plaxton Panorama C47F body new in April 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 21 April 1962, London Victoria Coach Station
363. 678NTO
Hopley's Coaches of Mount Hawke operated 678NTO, a Bedford SB5 with Plaxton C41F bodywork, which had been new in March 1962 to Waldren & Grange of Nottingham. The Bedford VAL alongside was operating the service car and seems to have a good load but I don't think the SB5 was required as a duplicate.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Truro, The Green
364. 6876SM
Leask of Lerwick, Shetland 6876SM, a Bedford SB3 from 1962 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Shetland
365. 691PNY
691PNY, an A.E.C. 4MU3RA Reliance, was new as Llynfi, Maesteg number 92 in 1962 with a standard Plaxton Panorama C51F body of the period.
Photo taken Maesteg
366. 71BUA
Wallace Arnold 71BUA was a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with a Plaxton C49C body from 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 28 March 1965, Hunslet Road Workshops, Leeds
367. 7462PT
United AS 1062, 7462PT, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1962 with Plaxton Panorama C43F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, southern end of West Lane, Middlesbrough
368. 74BUA
Wallace Arnold 74BUA was one of their first 36 foot coaches being an AEC Reliance 4MU3RA with a Plaxton C49C body of 1962. Following withdrawal in 1969, it found its way to Duncan's of Kinlochrannoch for a brief period.
Photo taken Friday 18 August 1972, Kinlochrannoch
369. 756BBE
This Plaxton C41F bodied AEC Reliance (2MU3RA 4032) 758BBE was operated by R.W.Appleby of Conisholme, North Somercotes, Lincolnshire. It was new in February 1962.
Photo taken Friday 2 April 1971, Appleby's Depot
370. 7999MD
The first Bedford VAL14 to be bodied by Plaxton, 7999MD, carried this Embassy II C44F body and it was seen on an Omnibus Society study tour. It was in the fleet of Bloomfield, London S.E.5
371. 8000MD
Seen on Madeira Drive, Brighton is 8000MD a Bedford VAS1 with a Plaxton Embassy II C18F body new in 1962 to Bloomfield, London S.E.5
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1964, Madeira Drive, Brighton
372. 8031PT
Preserved Economic of Whitburn 5, 8031PT, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Highway 55 seat body dating from 1962
Photo taken Sunday 21 June 2009, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
373. 8031PT
Economic 5, 8031PT, an AEC Reliance 4MU3RA built in 1962 with Plaxton Highway B55F bodywork, operated by the Wilson half of the Economic business and seen here parked in Sunderland outside the Binns bakery. 8031PT has been preserved.
Photo taken December 1971, Park Lane Terminus, Sunderland
374. 8031PT
Economic, Whitburn 5, 8031PT, a 1962 AEC Reliance with a Plaxton Highway B55F body on display at the Heath Common Rally & Running Day.
Photo taken Sunday 21 July 2013, Heath Common, Wakefield
375. 8213PT
Anderson, Whitburn ran 8213PT as his number 8 in the Economic fleet and the AEC 4MU3RA Reliance with Plaxton Highway B55F body new in 1962 is seen in Sunderland with 639APT behind.
Photo taken Saturday 5 August 1967, Park Lane Terminus, Sunderland
376. 82DLW
Seen on a Scottish tour of the Western Highlands is 82DLW of Glenton, London S.E.14. This was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C34F body new in April 1962.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 June 1963
377. 84CYV
Osbornes 84CYV, Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R / Plaxton DP51F
Photo taken June 1972, East Street, Tollesbury
378. 84CYV
Birch Bros K84, 84CYV, one of three Leyland PSU3/3R Leopards new in 1962 with Wilowbrook DP51F bodies. It is seen here in Midland Road, St. Pancras shortly after being rebodied with a Plaxton Derwent II DP49F body.
Photo taken Saturday 13 September 1969, Midland Road, London St. Pancras
379. 84CYV
Osborne, Tollesbury, 24 84CYV, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1962 with Plaxton Derwent DP49F bodywork from 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 6 August 1978, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate
380. 84DLW
Seen on the forecourt of the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, with Smith, Reading, was 84DLW, an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance which had been new to Glenton, London S.E.14 in April 1962 with a Plaxton Panorama C34F body, passing to Smith in March 1970.
Photo taken Saturday 28 July 1973, Earls Court Exhibition Centre forecourt, London
381. 872CBN
Seen at Wembley Stadium is 872CBM a Bedford SB1 with the first Plaxton Embassy C41F body, belonging to Vauxhall Motors, Luton.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1964, Wembley Stadium
382. 878YTE
Slack's Tours, Blackpool, 878YTE, a Commer Avenger IV built in 1962 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Prissick School base, Marton Road, Middlebrough
383. 91BFW
91BFW, an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body new in April 1962 to Sheffield, Cleethorpes is seen here at Twickenham after it had passed to Edwards, Lydbrook.
Photo taken Saturday 17 March 1973, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
384. 9272PT
Eden L3, 9272PT, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1962 with Plaxton Highway B47F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1973, West Auckland Green
385. 9272PT
The Eden, West Auckland, L3, 9272PT, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1962 with Plaxton Highway B47F bodywork. New to Weardale MS of Frosterley and enjoying the sun at West Auckland Green before running to Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken September 1973, West Auckland Green
386. 932BCE
Seen at the North Weald Rally is 932BCE which was an A.E.C 2U3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Highway DP47F body new in June 1962 to Mansfield, Burling & Welsh (Burwell & District), Burwell.
Photo taken North Weald
387. 986SRB
This photograph of 606HTC and 986SRB at Blackpool shows the different rear end treatment of the Plaxton bodies on the Consort IV (left) and the Embassy (right). Both are Bedford SBs seating C41F.
Photo taken Monday 15 April 1963, Blackpool
388. GEF281
GEF281 was new to Bee-Line, West Hartlepool and was acquired by Carter, Northwold in October 1962. It was a Bedford SB1 'C Type' with a Plaxton Consort IV C41F body which had been new in March 1959, one of fifteen new to Bee-Line at that time.
Photo taken Saturday 5 April 1969, Angel Hill, Bury St.Edmunds
389. HHD348
Hebble 443, HHD348, a Leyland Leopard with Plaxton C49F body, new in 1962 to Yorkshire Woollen District, joining Hebble in 1970. Renumbered as 14 in November 1971.
Photo taken 1972, Derby
390. HHD348
Hebble, Wakefield 14, HHD348, was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama C49F body seen at Westwood, Scarborough.
Photo taken Friday 17 August 1973, Westwood, Scarborough
391. TCS473
New in February 1962, Plaxton Panorama C43F bodied Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub of Clyde Coast, Saltcoats, TCS473, was seen at the Council Depot, Craneford Way, Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
392. TCS473
Clyde Coast, Saltcoats TCS473 seen leaving the Council Depot, Craneford Way, Twickenham was a Plaxton Panorama C43F bodied Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub new in February 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
393. UHA233
Midland Red 4233, UHA233, was one of the BMMO C3 coaches lengthened and rebodied in 1962. The chassis were redesignated C3L and fitted with Plaxton Panorama C36F bodies.
Photo taken Monday 5 August 1963, London Euston Coach Park
394. VBA681
Thomas Ireland & Sons, Lancaster, VBA681 Bedford VAS1 built in 1962 with Plaxton Embassy C29F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1977, Ripon Racecourse
395. VBW763
Way back in 1973 in Locking Road Coach Park, Weston-super-Mare I photographed Spiers, Henley-on-Thames VBW763, an early (May 1962) 36 ft AEC Reliance/Plaxton Panorama C51F parked next to Mason's of Darlaston Bedford VAM5/Duple Viceroy C45F MDH307E. The Panorama is wearing its 11 years well.
Photo taken 1973, Locking Road Coach Park, Weston-super-Mare
396. VDB963
Although passing from North Western, Stockport 963 to Crosville, Chester CLL918 in January 1972, VDB963, seen at Victoria Coach Station, was still in North Western livery and carrying fleet number 963.
Photo taken Monday 3 April 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
397. VDB963
A nearside view of Crosville, Chester CLL918. Although passing from North Western, Stockport 963 to Crosville, Chester CLL918 in January 1972, VDB963, seen at Victoria Coach Station, was still in North Western livery and carrying fleet number 963.
Photo taken Monday 3 April 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
398. VTY360
Hunter, Seaton Delaval, 26, VTY360, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built 1962 with Plaxton Highway B45F bodywork. Working the route to North Shields via Whitley Bay.
Photo taken mid 1960s?, Seaton Delaval
399. VVH189
Hanson, Huddersfield 371, VVH189, was a Ford Thames 570E with Plaxton Embassy C41F body new in April 1962 and is seen at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
400. VVH191
Hanson, Huddersfield 372, VVH191, a Ford Thames 570E with a Plaxton Embassy C41F body new in April 1962 is seen here at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
401. WHL837
Central Garage (t/a Glenway), Ripponden WHL837, a Commer Avenger IV with Plaxton Embassy C41F body, supplied new by dealer Comberhill Motors of Wakefield in August 1962.
Photo taken Summer 1970, Shibden Hall Road, Halifax
402. WHL985
Seen in Leeds Central Bus Station is West Riding 985, WHL985, which was a Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard with a Plaxton Derwent B53F body new in 1962 and which had been exhibited at the 1962 Commercial Motor Show at Earls Court.
Photo taken Monday 31 July 1967, Leeds Central Bus Station
403. WHL985
Originally 985, West Riding 131, WHL985, the Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R exhibited at the 1962 Commercial Motor Show is seen at Belle Isle Depot Wakefield after arrival back from a Wulfrunian Society outing to the Dinting Railway Centre.
Photo taken Mar 1972, Belle Isle Depot, Wakefield
404. WHL986
Seen in Wakefield Bus Station is West Riding 132, WHL986, Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Plaxton Derwent B53F body which had been new as number 986 in 1962.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Wakefield Bus Station
405. YAW656
Seen at Ascot races on hire to G.H. Yeomans was YAW656, a Bedford VAS1 with a Plaxton Embassy C29F body, new in February 1962 in the Corvedale, Ludlow fleet.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
406. 105EUA
Wallace Arnold 105EUA, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with Plaxton Embassy C49C body, seen at William Street Coach Park on the RCA Fylingdales contract.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 April 1972, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
407. 108EUA
Wallace Arnold 108EUA, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1963 with Plaxton Embassy C49C bodywork. Part of the RCA contract fleet used during the construction of Fylingdales early warning complex.
Photo taken July 1972, West Cliff, Whitby
408. 109EUA
Wallace Arnold Leyland Leopard/ Plaxton 109EUA of 1963 on a half day excursion to Ripon and Fountains Abbey.
Photo taken Wednesday 9 October 1963, Ripon Bus Station Park
409. 109EUA
Wallace Arnold 109EUA, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with Plaxton Embassy C49C body, seen at William Street Coach Park on the RCA Fylingdales contract.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 April 1972, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
410. 117EUA
Feather Brothers (a Wallace Arnold subsidiary) were allocated 117EUA from the 1963 intake of AEC Reliances with Plaxton C49C coachwork.
Photo taken 1966, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
411. 121FCH
Seen at Regents Park, London was Trent 1, 121FCH, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Plaxton Panorama C49F body new in 1963.
Photo taken Monday 30 August 1971, Regents Park
412. 122EUA
Hutchinson Bros of Husthwaite 122EUA, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT from 1963 with Plaxton Embassy C49C bodywork.
Photo taken May 1974, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
413. 122EUA
Wallace Arnold, Leeds 122EUA, seen in the entrance road to the Coach Station in Cheltenham, was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Plaxton Embassy C49C body new in 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 7 August 1971, Cheltenham Coach Station
414. 123FCH
West Wales 71 123FCH, 56 GTH600E and 70 122FCH lined up at Tycroes depot in September 1977. The outer pair are both ex Trent Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT, being new in December 1963, with Plaxton Panorama C49F coachwork but came to West Wales from Morris of Pencoed. 56 is also a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R but with Plaxton Derwent B55F bodywork purchased new in 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 3 September 1977, West Wales Depot, Tycroes
415. 132FUA
Wallace Arnold Bedford VAL/Plaxton 132FUA of 1963
Photo taken Autumn 1963, Wallace Arnold Donisthorpe Street (rented from LCT) Depot, Hunslet, Leeds
416. 1347LG
1347LG a 1963 Bedford VAL14/Plaxton C52F new to Abbott of Timperley
Photo taken Wednesday 27 August 1975, Llanfairfechan, Gwynedd
417. 1462TF
A rear view of a Plaxton Panorama C49F body on a Bedford VAL14 new in 1963 is provided by 1462TF of Monks, Leigh seen here in Blackpool.
Photo taken Monday 15 April 1963, Blackpool
418. 160FYV
United AS 1000, 160FYV, a Bedford J2SZ10 built in 1963 with Plaxton C16F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1974, Teesside Airport Terminal
419. 160FYV
Timpsons, Catford 160FYV, a Bedford J2SZ10 with Plaxton C16F new in 1963. Known in the fleet as Tonibell - the name of a local ice cream company.
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Rushey Green Depot, Catford
420. 172DUG
Wilson, Helmsley, 172DUG, a Bedford SB5 built 1963 with Plaxton Embassy II (?) C41F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Helmsley
421. 257GRR
257GRR started life with East Midland, Chesterfield carrying a Burlingham Seagull 70 C37F body. The Leyland L2T Leopard was rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C37F body in 1971 and is seen with Doig, Glasgow outside the London Waterloo coachpark.
Photo taken early 1972(?), Coral Street, London Waterloo
422. 262PRR
East Midland C62, 262PRR, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT built in 1963 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1973, Redcar Racecourse
423. 3731UP
Seen with Ebdon, Sidcup at Putney Bridge Station on a rail replacement service is 3731UP, a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Embassy II C41F body. This had been new as Sunderland District 331 in January 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 22 June 1975, Putney Bridge Station
424. 498HGG
Weir's Tours, Glasgow G14, 498HGG, an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1963 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Girvan
425. 5188RU
This Bedford VAL14, 5188RU, has a Plaxton Panorama 52 seat body. It was new to Excelsior of Bournmouth in 1963 and is now in the fleet of Johnson Brothers of Hodthorpe.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 2009, Meadowhall, Sheffield
426. 522CER
A composite shot of Moody's "garage" in Rose Street Northfleet with 522CER, a Plaxton bodied Bedford J2 which went with the family to Scotland in 1977 and is, I understand, now in preservation.
Photo taken 1968, Rose Street, Northfleet
427. 5466UP
United Auto's W9, 5466UP, was a Leyland PSU3/1R with Plaxton Highway B55F bodywork, which United had acquired when they bought the old-established firm of Wilkinson's of Sedgefield in February 1967. When new in May 1963 it was Wilkinson's first bus built to the 'new' maximum length of 36' and was numbered 66 in their fleet. In the United re-numbering exercise of January 1969 it received the number 4001.
Photo taken c.1968, Bishop Auckland, Market Place
428. 5545UP
OKMS 5545UP, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1963 with Plaxton Highway B47F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1970, North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
429. 5545UP
Trimdon MS 5545UP, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1963 with Plaxton Highway B47F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1968, High Street, Stockton
430. 5545UP
Trimdon Motor Services 5545UP, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Plaxton Highway B47F body, new to Scurr's of Stillington in 1963. After TMS it passed to OK Motor Services.
Photo taken July 1969, Ferryhill Bus Station
431. 6301UP
Gillett Bros, Quarrington Hill, ran this A E C Reliance 4MU3RA with Plaxton Highway B55F bodywork. Registered 6301UP, it was new in 1963.
Photo taken April 1968, Hartlepool Bus Station
432. 6301UP
Gillett Bros, Quarrington Hill, 6301UP, an A E C Reliance 4MU3RA built in 1963 with Plaxton Highway B55F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1974, Bishop Auckland Market Place
433. 6301UP
Gillett, Quarrington Hill's 6301UP, a 1963 A.E.C. 4MU3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Highway B55F body.
Photo taken Wednesday 31 July 1968, Upper Church Street, Hartlepool
434. 652GVA
652GVA, Colchester 55, caught on camera whilst on a flying visit to the town in 1971, a Plaxton bodied AEC Reliance new to Irvine of Salsburgh in 1963.
Photo taken Friday 23 July 1971, High Street/Cowdray Crescent, Colchester
435. 6545FN
Caroline Seagull, Great Yarmouth, 6545FN, A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1963 and rebodied C49F by Plaxton in 1974. New as East Kent 6545 with Park Royal C49F bodywork. At the time of the photograph seating capacity was 53.
Photo taken October 1982, Great Yarmouth
436. 7284LG
Georgeson & Moore, Scalloway, Shetland, 7284LG, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1963 with Plaxton Embassy II C41F bodywork. This had been new to Roberts, Crewe.
Photo taken August 1973, Esplanade, Lerwick, Shetland
437. 8031PT
A rear view of Economic 5 a 1963 AEC Reliance with Plaxton bodywork. At some point in its career, this bus was re-registered as WNL 259A as carried here but its original number 8031PT is usually displayed when attending rallies. The small sliding ventilator in the emergency door is noteworthy.
Photo taken Sunday 21 July 2013, Heath Common, Wakefield
438. 821YEH
United AS 1168, 821YEH, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1963 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork. This had been new to the Michelin Tyre Co but United acquired it from Ribble, where it had been numbered 1060.
Photo taken July 1976, College Square, Stokesley
439. 822YEH
This is the second of a pair of Leyland L2T Leopards with Plaxton Panorama C28F bodies new to Michelin Tyre Co. Ltd., Stoke-on-Trent in January 1963, both of which passed to Ribble, Preston in November 1963. Ribble reseated both to C41F and 1061, 822YEH, is seen in Morecambe. After withdrawal in 1975/6 both passed to United, Darlington in July 1976 as 1168/9.
Photo taken Saturday 8 August 1970, Morecambe
440. 8844UN
Mid-Wales Motorways 8844UN, acquired from its original operator Meredith & Jesson of Cefn Mawr in August 1969, was a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Embassy III C41F body new in 1963 which is seen at their Newtown garage.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
441. 8844UN
Mid Wales Motorways 8844UN, a Bedford SB3 built in 1963 with Plaxton Embassy III C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Newtown Garage
442. 88EYY
88EYY was one of four AEC 2U3RA Reliances with Plaxton Panorama C36F bodies new to Glenton, S.E.14 in 1963. It was withdrawn in 1968 and passed to Green Bus, Rugeley with a new Plaxton body.
Photo taken Saturday 25 May 1963, Eccleston Bridge, London Victoria
443. 88EYY
New to Glenton, London S.E.14 in 1963 with a Plaxton Panorama C36F body, 88EYY was rebodied in July 1968 with a Plaxton Panorama I C45F body for Green Bus, Rugeley. After rebodying this AEC 2U3RA Reliance carried registration PRE296F for about three weeks before reverting to 88EYY.
Photo taken Saturday 13 March 1971, Wembley Stadium
444. 971SRR
Barton 971, 971SRR, a Plaxton C52F bodied Bedford VAL14 new in 1963 is seen alongside GWW41 on the parking ground in Mount Street opposite the bus station.
Photo taken Saturday 27 March 1965, Mount Street, Nottingham
445. AMC351A
New to Frames, London WC2 in May 1963, AMC351A, a Plaxton Embassy II C41F bodied Bedford SB8 passed to Reliance, Newbury where it was seen at the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 6 September 1970, Newbury
446. BML870A
BML870A new in May 1963 to Conway Hunt, Ottershaw with Plaxton Val C52F body operating London Transport route 285 (Kingston - London Airport Central). More than twenty routes were operated by hired coaches at this time due to a staff overtime ban.
Photo taken Thursday 17 February 1966
447. BMX296A
Bedford VAL14 BMX296A new in June 1963 with Plaxton Val C52F body with Shaw & Kilburn (dealer) seen at Victoria Coach Station. It passed after demonstration work to Hume, Hockley.
Photo taken Sunday 28 July 1963, London Victoria Coach Station
448. HCU963
Seen leaving the bus station in Darlington is Hall Bros., South Shields HCU963, a Plaxton Panorama C51F bodied Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard new in June 1963.
Photo taken Tuesday 19 May 1964, Darlington Bus Station
449. HFT264
Hylton Castle Coaches, Sunderland, HFT264, a Bedford SB5 built in 1963 with Plaxton Embassy II C41F bodywork. New as Wakefield Motors 264, a Northern General subsidiary.
Photo taken December 1970, Haverton Hill, Billingham
450. JHD830
Hebble 29, FJX171E, a Plaxton bodied AEC Reliance, and 17, JHD830, a Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopard, once operated by Yorkshire Woollen District, and both are on Yorkshire Pool services which used Barnsley as an interchange.
Photo taken June 1972, off Eldon Street, Barnsley
451. JHD830
Southern Hire Coaches, Eire, JHD830, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1963 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork (unladen weight 8 tons 6 hundredweight 1 quarter).
Photo taken July 1975, Kilkenny Castle
452. MAN615
Tours (Isle of Man) 9, MAN615, Bedford VAL14 built in 1963/4 with Plaxton Val C52F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Viking Aparthotel, Ramsey, Isle of Man
453. PCN10
Northern General 2610, PCN10, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1963 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Stokesley Market Square
454. PCN11
Northern General 5002, PCN11, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA built in 1963 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1975, Guisborough
455. PCN13
Northern General 2613, PCN13, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA built in 1963 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Guisborough
456. RJX872
Hebble RJX872, a Leyland Leopard with Plaxton C47F body, new as fleet number 72 in 1963, renumbered as 572 in 1970 and as 19 in November 1971. Seen here in the rough parking ground in Barnsley, adjacent to the bus station, which was often used as an overflow area.
Photo taken June 1972, Barnsley
457. TRN731
Ingleby, Acomb (York), operated TRN731, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1963 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork.
Photo taken February 1979, Stokesley Market Square
458. TRN741
United AS 1161, TRN741, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT built in 1963 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1976, Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
459. TRN743
Eynon's, Trimsaran TRN743 a 1963 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT/Plaxton C49F originally Ribble 743.
Photo taken Friday 10 July 1981, Carmarthen
460. TRN753
Ribble MS, 753, TRN753, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1963/4 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Redcar Racecourse
461. UFX567
Toop, Dorchester - better known by their fleetname of Bere Regis Motor Services - had two of these Plaxton Panorama bodied AEC Reliances delivered in 1963. UFX567 with C51F coachwork is seen at the coach park at London, Waterloo.
Photo taken Sunday 13 October 1963, London Waterloo Coach Park
462. WHL988
West Riding 134, WHL988, a 1963 Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R with Plaxton bodywork.This bus was originally 988 and was renumbered in the late 1960s.
Photo taken 1976, Station Road, Selby
463. WHL989
West Riding 989, WHL989, a Leyland PSU3/1 with Plaxton Derwent B53F body, new in 1963.
Photo taken Monday 9 August 1965, in front of the Quarry Hill Flats, outside Leeds Central Bus Station
464. WHL989
West Riding 989, WHL989, was a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R with a Plaxton B53F body dating from 1963.
Photo taken 1966, Austhorpe, Leeds
465. XFY675
XFY675, seen leaving one of the coach parks at Wembley Stadium, was an Albion VT21L with a Plaxton Embassy II C41F body, new in 1963 to Lawrenson, Bootle, but belonging to Blundell, Southport at the time of the photograph.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1970, Wembley Stadium
466. XFY675
Hylton Castle Coaches, Sunderland, XFY675, an Albion Victor VT21L built in 1963 with Plaxton Embassy II C41F bodywork, the combination weighing just short of 6 tons. This was new to Lawrenson of Bootle.
Photo taken June 1974, Redcar Racecourse
467. XHL847
VHE234 a Plaxton Embassy bodied Bedford SB1 of Fell (Globe Coaches), Barnsley new in May 1961 sits next to XHL847 an Embassy II bodied Bedford SB5 of Roy Cawthorne (Renown), Barugh new in March 1963 in one of the coachparks at Blackpool.
Photo taken Monday 15 April 1963, Blackpool
468. 204HUM
Wallace Arnold 204HUM was a Leyland Leopard with Plaxton body to the standard WA centre-entrance specification, built in 1964. These smart vehicles travelled to every corner of the UK during the 1960s.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 May 1965, The Calls, Leeds
469. 209HUM
209HUM of Wallace Arnold, a Plaxton Embassy C49C bodied Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard at King’s Cross Coach Station, Pentonville Road.
Photo taken Saturday 11 April 1964, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
470. 217HUM
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
471. 217HUM
From left to right are West Wales TRN758, 68 TRN748 and 67 217HUM. The former pair are ex Ribble 758 and 748, and the latter ex Wallace Arnold via Independant of Horsforth.
Photo taken Saturday 3 September 1977, West Wales Depot Tycroes
472. 217HUM
217HUM was a direct sale by Wallace Arnold to Independent Coachways of Horsforth in April 1974. It retained its livery and as such was on a sub-hire arrangement for the summer season back to WA, when they required additional vehicles. Pictured here at Chester Zoo on an excursion from Pudsey and Leeds.
Photo taken Monday 15 April 1974, Chester Zoo Coach Park
473. 225HUM
JD Peace, Kirkwall, Orkney, 225HUM, a Bedford VAL14 from 1964 with Plaxton C49F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Peace's Garage, Burnmouth Road, Kirkwall, Orkney
474. 254MUP
Cramlington Royals JJB (Juvenile Jazz Band) 254MUP, a Bedford SB5 built in 1964 with Plaxton Embassy III C41F bodywork. This had been new to Armstrong of Ebchester.
Photo taken October 1982, Norwich ?
475. 277HLC
New to Global Tours, London W.1 in April 1964 with a Duple Northern Continental C44F body, 277HLC was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance which passed to Boddy, Bridlington who had it rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C51F body in March 1976.
Photo taken Wednesday 25 August 1976, Bridlington
476. 295MUP
OK Motor Services 295MUP, a Bedford SB5 built in 1964 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, High Street, Stokesley
477. 4068DH
New to Pearson, Walsall in 1964, 4068DH was a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Embassy III C41F body and was acquired by Ashley, Dawley in January 1966.
Photo taken early 1971, Queen Street, Wellington
478. 4595DW
4595DW, seen at Hyde Park Corner, was a Bedford VAS1 with a Plaxton Embassy II C33F body which had been new to Shamrock, Newport in March 1964 but which is seen here with Darch & Willcox (Comfy-Lux), Martock.
Photo taken Monday 3 April 1972, London Hyde Park Corner
479. 469MPT
United AS 2005, 469MPT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1964 with Plaxton Highway B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, Park Street, Middlesbrough
480. 537NHO
Richmond, Epsom (t/a Epsom Coaches) 537NHO was a Bedford VAS1 with a Plaxton Embassy C29F body new in November 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 27 February 1965, Chertsey Road at Twickenham
481. 549GXX
549GXX was the first of four A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliances with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodies put into service by Timpson, London S.E.6. in February 1964.
482. 6MPT
Eden 6MPT, a Leyland Leopard from 1964 with Plaxton Highway B55F bodywork. This bus was new to another NE Independent, Stanhope Motor Services. It has since been preserved and re-registered as ACU304B.
Photo taken September 1971, Spennymoor Bus Station
483. 6MPT
Stanhope Motor Services, Stanhope, 6MPT, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with Plaxton B55F body seen at Wolsingham School accompanied by Pinnington’s Bedford/Duple 212UP.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, Wolsingham School
484. 6MPT
Seen in Burton upon Trent is Stevensons of Uttoxeter 18, 6MPT, a 1964 Leyland Leopard with Plaxton bodywork that was originally in the fleet of Stanhope /Weardale of Stanhope in County Durham.
Photo taken Saturday 17 October 1981, Wetmore Bus Park, Burton
485. 6MPT
The Eden (Summerson Bros.), West Auckland 6MPT, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Plaxton Highway B55F body, new to Weardale Motor Services in 1964, and acquired by Summerson's in 1970.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1971, The Eden Garage, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
486. 7020ET
Nicholson (of ??) 7020ET, a Bedford SB13 built in 1964 with Plaxton Embassy III C41F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1973, Bridlington
487. 7463PT
United AS W6, 7463PT, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1964 with Plaxton Panorama C43F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1968, former Wilkinson Garage, Sedgefield
488. 833KUA
Farsley Omnibus Company was acquired by Wallace Arnold in 1956 and they added 833KUA to the fleet in 1964. It was a Plaxton Highway DP51F bodied Leyland PSU3/2R Leopard, this rear view being taken at the Horsforth terminus of the route from Pudsey.
Photo taken Monday 26 October 1964, Horsforth
489. 833KUA
Seen with Wallace Arnold subsidiary Hardwick, Snainton is 833KUA, a Leyland PSU3/2R Leopard with a Plaxton Highway DP51F body which had been new to another Wallace Arnold subsidiary, Farsley Omnibus Company, in 1964.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 April 1972, Westwood, Scarborough
490. 856HUB
On what may well have been one of the last Ledgard private hires, the Dalescroft Railfans Society hired Bedford SB5 Plaxton C41F 856HUB for a tour of the East Midlands engine sheds on Sunday 8 October 1967.
Photo taken Sunday 8 October 1967, Westhouses Engine Shed, Derbyshire
491. 858HUB
One of six coaches hired by Ledgard, Armley from Hughes (dealer), Gomersal in 1964, 858HUB was a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Embassy III C41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Otley Bus Station
492. 91HLW
91HLW seen here taking part in the 10th British Coach Rally at Brighton was an A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C34C body new in March 1964 to Glenton, London S.E.14. The space between the leading edge of the door and the seat in front of it was occupied by a hanging wardrobe which stretched from the bottom edge of the window line going below the floor level.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1964, Madeira Drive, Brighton
493. AAC21B
Stratford Blue 56, AAC21B, a Plaxton Panorama C41F bodied Leyland L2 Leopard was the first of two new in May 1964 and is seen at Ascot racecourse.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
494. ACB195B
Ribblesdale, Blackburn 34, ACB195B, seen in Hapton, between Blackburn and Burnley, was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C44F body.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Hapton
495. ACU304B
The Eden of West Auckland bought this Leyland Leopard with Plaxton Highway body from Weardale of Fosterly in 1970. Originally registered 6MPT, the bus is now registered ACU304B and dates from 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 9 September 2007, Meadowhall, Sheffield
496. ACU304B
Stanhope Motor Services ACU304B, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Plaxton Highway B55F body which had been new to them as 6MPT. It passed to Summerson Bros., West Auckland and then to Stevenson, Uttoxeter before entering preservation.
Photo taken Charlestown Road, Halifax
497. ACU304B
A nearside view of Stanhope Motor Services ACU304B, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Plaxton Highway B55F body which had been new to them as 6MPT. It passed to Summerson Bros., West Auckland and then to Stevenson, Uttoxeter before entering preservation.
Photo taken North Bridge Leisure Centre Car Park, Halifax
498. ACW549B
Cleveland Transit S346 ACW549B Bedford SB5 built in 1964 with Plaxton Embassy III C41F bodywork, new to Sandown Tours of Burnley.
Photo taken March 1975, former SMS Depot, Saltburn
499. ANL806B
We Northeasterners can home it on an exile miles away, even if it means ignoring the charms of a sunny Harrington coach adjacent. ANL806B was a AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Plaxton Panorama C41F new in February 1964 as Armstrong, Westerhope 136, the first of three.
Photo taken Sunday 16 May 1971, Humberstone Gate, Leicester
500. ARY693B
Provincial, Leicester B8, ARY693B, was a Bedford VAL14 with a Plaxton Panorama C52F body seen arriving at Wembley Stadium. This later became Barton 1060 when the Provincial business was acquired in May 1966.
Photo taken Saturday 13 March 1965, Wembley Stadium
501. AUE857B
DeLuxe, Mancetter AUE857B was a Bedford VAL14 with a Plaxton Val C52F body new in July 1964. It was seen in Bedford Way in central London.
Photo taken Sunday 8 November 1964, Bedford Way, Central London
502. AUP584B
United AS 1158, AUP584B, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1964 with Plaxton Panorama C45F bodywork, new to Shaw Bros of Byers Green.
Photo taken July 1975, Redcar Racecourse
503. AWA346B
Sheffield United 346, AWA346B, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA built in 1964 with Plaxton Panorama C44F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Harrogate Bus Station
504. AWJ689B
Chesterfield Corporation 33, DNU33C, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Neepsend B42D body, new in 1965 and 16, AWJ689B, a Reliance 4U3RA with Plaxton Panorama C49F body, new to Littlewoods of Sheffield in 1964.
Photo taken 1973, Stonegravels Garage, Chesterfield
505. AWR969B
Sheard's of Halifax. On the left, EWU587C, a 1965 Bedford VAL14 with Plaxton Panorama C52F body and on the right, AWR969B, a 1964 Beford SB5 with Plaxton Embassy III C41F body.
Photo taken February 1974, Gibbet Street, Halifax
506. AWT293B
An interior shot of a centre entrance Embassy body on an A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance chassis. This view shows the type of luggage rack fitted when glazing was provided in the cant panels. It is AWT293B of Gillard, Normanton, seen at William Street coach park in Scarborough.
Photo taken Sunday 18 April 1965, Scarborough
507. AWT293B
A second interior shot of AWT293B, an A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance with a Plaxton Embassy C41C body new to Gillard, Normanton in 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 18 April 1965, Scarborough
508. AWT293B
Gillard, Normanton bought two A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliances with Plaxton Embassy C41C bodies in 1964 and AWT293B, the second of them, is seen here reversing to park in William Street coachpark at Scarborough.
Photo taken Sunday 18 April 1965, Scarborough
509. AWT293B
New to Gillard, Normanton, AWT293B, an A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance with a Plaxton Embassy C41C body is seen at Wembley with Tappin, Wallingford.
Photo taken Saturday 1 June 1974, Wembley Stadium
510. BCO218B
On Fridays (Redruth Market Day) Trelawney Tours (J C Pollard) of Hayle operated twice-daily between Redruth and Perranwell using a rather circuitous route. BCO218B, a Plaxton Embassy III bodied Bedford SB5, is awaiting its next departure from Redruth. This vehicle had been new in May 1964 to the Embankment Motor Company of Plymouth from whom it was acquired in 1971.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Redruth Station Road
511. CPT5B
Armstrong of Ebchester, CPT5B, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/11 built in 1964 with Plaxton Highway B46F bodywork.
Photo taken mid 1960s, Victoria Road, Consett
512. CTU888B
Seen at Taylor's Garage in Meppershall was CTU888B, a Plaxton Panorama Continental C52F bodied Bedford VAL14 new in 1964 to Jackson, Altrincham and acquired by Taylor in June 1966.
Photo taken Sunday 11 September 1966, Meppershall
513. CUP760B
Bond Bros., Willington CUP760B, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Highway body.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1971, Front Street, Lane Ends, near Hunwick
514. CWX274B
CWX274B was a Bedford VAS1 the chassis of which had been extended so as to increase the seating capacity. The C33F body was to Plaxton's Embassy II styling and it is seen on Epsom Downs whilst with Davlen, Tonbridge.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 June 1972, Epsom Downs
515. DTE722B
Dunning of Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, DTE722B, an AEC Reliance 4MU3RA built in 1964 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Great Ayton
516. DTF581B
Two Lancashire United dual purpose coaches in Bloomfield Road coachpark in Blackpool. DTF581B was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Plaxton Conway DP45F body and behind is one of the Northern Counties bodied Leyland Tiger Cubs. Just creeping into the picture is a Midnight Blue Ford Zodiac Mark III Executive.
Photo taken Thursday 8 August 1968, Bloomfield Road Coach Park, Blackpool
517. DTF587B
Lancashire United 157, DTF587B, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1964 with Plaxton Highway B50F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, Canning Place, Liverpool
518. DUP570B
United AS W11, DUP570B, a Leyland Leopard L2 with Plaxton B45F bodywork, built in 1964. This was acquired from Wilkinson of Sedgefield.
Photo taken July 1968, Bishopton Lane, Stockton-on-Tees
519. DUP570B
United AS 2015, DUP570B, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1964 with Plaxton Highway B45F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1975, outside former Wilkinson Garage, Sedgefield
520. DUP570B
United Automobile 2015, DUP570B, a Leyland Leopard L2 with Plaxton Highway B45F body, new to Wilkinson's of Sedgefield in 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1971, High Street, Willington
521. DUP570B
United AS 2015, DUP570B, a Leyland Leopard L1 built in 1964 with Plaxton Highway B45F bodywork. New as Wilkinson 70 of Sedgefield and operating route 68 Stockton to Willington.
Photo taken April 1970, High Street, Stockton
522. EMH822B
Dr. H.N. Heffernan started a business in West Kingsdown, Sevenoaks in 1962 using a Commer LB with a Kenex 12 seat body on two routes (1) Sevenoaks - Gravesend (Weekdays) and (2) Southfleet - Meopham (Sunday). A limited company, Thames Weald Limited, was formed in 1964 and EMH822B, a Plaxton Embassy C20F bodied Bedford J2SZ10, complete with destination box was delivered in January 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
523. EMP810B
Bloomfield, London S.E.5 ran EMP810B in the Worldwide fleet and the AEC 2MU4RA Reliance with Plaxton Panorama C37F body is seen taking part in the 1965 British Coach Rally at Brighton.
Photo taken Sunday 25 April 1965, Brighton
524. EMP810B
New in 1964 to Bloomfield (Worldwide), London S.E.5 with a Plaxton Panorama C37F body, EMP810B an AEC 2MU4RA Reliance was rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama I C41F body in 1967 and is seen here at Gilwell Park with James, Liverpool.
Photo taken Saturday 1 July 1972, Gilwell Park
525. EPL187B
Conway Hunt, Chertsey EPL187B, seen arriving at Wembley Stadium, was a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body new in November 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 24 April 1965, Wembley Stadium
526. EPT938B
RSN505 was a Ford 570E with a Duple Northern Firefly C41F body new in 1962 with Barrie, Balloch. Seen here in Scarborough as a mobile home and masquerading as "RSN505" is EPT 938B which was a Ford 570E with a Plaxton Embassy C41F body new in November 1964 to Trimdon Motor Services.
Photo taken Thursday 7 August 1975, Scarborough
527. EPT943B
Former Trimdon Motor Services EPT943B, in service with Premier Travel, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1964 with Plaxton Embassy IV C41F bodywork.
Photo taken 1968/9, High Street, Haverhill
528. ERE878B
Seen in Colombo with Leylands Super Travels, Velanai West was 29Sri6734, a Bedford VAL14 with a Plaxton Val C52F body which had been new as ERE878B in February 1964 to Mills, Gornal Wood.
Photo taken Friday 12 February 1982, Colombo, Sri Lanka
529. EUG890D
Wallace Arnold from the left - RUB360 & RUB367G, Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R's with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F bodies, new 1969. EUG895D & EUG890D, AEC Reliance 2U3RA's with Plaxton Panorama C49C bodies, new 1966.
Photo taken Wallace Arnold Depot and Coach Terminal, Gelderd Road, Leeds.
530. HMK140B
Thames Weald, West Kingsdown ran HMK140B, a Plaxton Embassy II C29F bodied Bedford VAS1, seen here at Welling whilst operating both the B1 service Bexley Stn - Blackfen and the B2 service Welling - Blackheath. I suppose the regulars knew which one it was working.
Photo taken Thursday 17 February 1966, Welling
531. HMK140B
Despite not competing with any other operator the Thames Weald route did have one busy section, between Romford and Aveley, as at that time Aveley (with quite a large London overspill population) had no other direct service to Upminster and Romford. (Such a service was later, for a time, to be provided by London Country service 373, a variant on the Romford-Grays route 370.) One of the vehicles used regularly on this section was Bedford/Plaxton HMK140B, seen here in Romford.
Photo taken Romford
532. HMK144B
Sapphire, London W.C.2 operated this Plaxton C39F bodied 36' AEC Reliance new in 1964. HMK144B, seen at The Strand Palace Hotel in London was in use as the 1964 Miss World coach.
Photo taken Saturday 7 November 1964, The Strand Palace Hotel, London Exeter Street
533. JFT258
Hall Bros. H9, JFT258, had been transferred from the Taylor Bros. fleet when both companies were acquired by Barton in July 1967. New to Taylor in March 1964, it is seen in Barton livery with Hall Bros. fleetname and fleet number and was one of two Bedford SB5s with Plaxton Embassy III C41F bodywork.
Photo taken Wednesday 31 July 1968, Harbour View, Roker, Sunderland
534. KCU706
Tyne Valley Coaches of Acomb operated KCU706, a Bedford SB5 with Plaxton C41F bodywork which was had been to Hall Bros of South Shields in February 1964. It is seen at the Haydon Bridge terminus of the service from Hexham, having turned round by circumnavigating the village's small council estate. The driver and conductress have gone to a nearby cafe for a cuppa before returning to Hexham.
Photo taken c.1973, Church Street, Haydon Bridge
535. KHD904
Hebble 21, KHD904, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1964 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork, new as Yorkshire Woollen District 941.
Photo taken August 1972, Westwood, Scarborough
536. NGE172P
Nationwide (Whiteford) of Lanark NGE172P. This is not quite what it appears to be as it was rebuilt from AAG651B (new to B.O.A.C., Prestwick with Harrington C51F bodywork) and was an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1964.
Photo taken April 1985, Lanark
537. PEF140
Bee-Line Roadways, Middlesbrough, PEF140, a Bedford SB5 built in 1964 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough
538. PEF143
Milehouse Monarchs Juvenile Jazz Band, Stockton-on-Tees, used PEF143 for transport. It was a Bedford SB5 built in 1964 with Plaxton Embassy III C41F bodywork and had been new to Hardwick of Eston.
Photo taken June 1984, Grangefield, Stockton-on-Tees
539. TRN748
From left to right are West Wales TRN758, 68 TRN748 and 67 217HUM. The former pair are ex Ribble 758 and 748, and the latter ex Wallace Arnold via Independant of Horsforth.
Photo taken Saturday 3 September 1977, West Wales Depot Tycroes
540. TRN758
Another very sad Leyland Leopard in the ownership of K S T Coach Hire, Copthorne, Surrey. This one is a Plaxton Panorama bodied example new in 1964 to Ribble as their 758, TRN758.
Photo taken Gomshall Station Yard
541. TRN758
From left to right are West Wales TRN758, 68 TRN748 and 67 217HUM. The former pair are ex Ribble 758 and 748, and the latter ex Wallace Arnold via Independant of Horsforth.
Photo taken Saturday 3 September 1977, West Wales Depot Tycroes
542. ACU301C
Hall Bros. H11, ACU301C, seen outside Huntingdon Street Bus Station in Nottingham after the company was acquired by Barton. Painted in Barton livery but with Hall Bros. fleetname and fleet number it was one of two Plaxton Panorama C49F bodied Leyland PSU3/3R Leopards new in April 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 28 April 1968, Huntingdon Street Bus Station, Nottingham
543. AEH142C
Potteries C1042, AEH142C, seen at Stoke, was an A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body, one of four new in April 1965. This had only half depth stainless steel trim under the windscreen and first side window.
Photo taken Sunday 20 June 1971, Stoke Garage
544. ARN777C
With shine dazzling the camera, Ribble 777, ARN777C rests in Manchester Chorlton Street Bus Station after arrival on an X50 from Morecambe via Preston. The Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Plaxton Panorama I C49F coachwork was the the third of twenty all new in April 1965, along with five following for Standerwick.
Photo taken Friday 17 August 1973, Chorlton Street Bus Station, Manchester
545. AUA624C
Heaps Tours, Leeds, AUA624C, a Bedford SB5 built in 1965 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken ca 1971, North Road, Durham
546. AUM413C
AUM413C was one of two Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopards with Plaxton Panorama C51F bodies hired by Ledgard, Armley from Stanley Hughes, the Gomersal dealer. It is seen here outside The Nelson Hotel at Branch Road, Armley where Samuel Ledgard, as well as running a bus fleet and other activities, was also the licensee from May 1897 until his death in April 1952.
Photo taken Sunday 18 April 1965, Branch Road, near Ledgard Armley Depot, Leeds
547. AUM414C
AUM414C was the second of a pair of Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopards with Plaxton Panorama C51F bodies hired by Ledgard, Armley from Stanley Hughes, the Gomersal dealer.
Photo taken Saturday 13 April 1974, Castle Street/Saville Street, Leeds
548. BCP833C
Abbeyways of Halifax 12, BCP833C, a Bedford J2SZ10 with Plaxton Embassy C20F body, new in 1965.
Photo taken Bull Close Lane, Halifax
549. BCT899C
BCT899C was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C43F body which entered service with Wing, Sleaford in March 1965 as number 17, but the chassis had been new in 1959, registered WLY 497, with a Duple C34C body with Global, London W.1. who withdrew it in 1962 after an accident. It was seen in Station Road, Chingford on its way to the Cub & Scout Jamboree at Gilwell Park, Epping Forest
Photo taken Saturday 7 July 1973, Station Road, Chingford
550. BEF346C
Handley, Middleham BEF346C seen at William Street Coach Park, Scarborough was an AEC 2U3RA Reliance with Plaxton Panorama C49F body new to Bee Line, West Hartlepool.
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1972, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
551. BHL518C
Former West Riding BHL518C, a Bedford SB5 / Plaxton Embassy IV C41F, new in 1965, is seen here operating for D. L. Fox of Manea, Cambridgeshire, and still in its original owner's livery.
Photo taken late Summer 1969, Cambridgeshire
552. BJX54C
Hebble Motor Services 54, BJX54C, was a Ford Thames 570E with Plaxton C41F bodywork purchased in 1965. One of a handful of lightweight coaches purchased betwwen 1962 and 1965, subsequent coach purchases reverted to mainly AEC Reliances.
Photo taken either 1968 or 1969, Coliseum Coach Station, Blackpool
553. BND155C
Seen in Midland Road, Kings Cross was BND155C, a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body belonging to North Manchester Coaches, Manchester.
Photo taken Sunday 28 March 1965, Midland Road, London Kings Cross
554. BNW606C
Wallace Arnold BNW606C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1965 with Plaxton Panorama I C49F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racecourse
555. BNW609C
Wallace Arnold BNW609C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Plaxton Embassy C49C body, new in 1965.
Photo taken Wallace Arnold Depot and Coach Terminal, Gelderd Road, Leeds
556. BNW612C
Seen here at Wembley on the occasion of the annual Schoolboys' International football match, in the traditional livery, Wallace Arnold, Devon BNW612C was a Plaxton Embassy C49C bodied Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard new in April 1965. Wallace Arnold, Leeds took delivery of similar coaches BNW601-611C.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1973, Wembley Stadium
557. BNW617C
BNW617C, a Plaxton-bodied Bedford VAL of 1965, was allocated to Feather Brothers (a subsidiary of Wallace Arnold Tours).
Photo taken 1965, Stirling Castle
558. BSD364C
Dodds of Troon, BSD364C, a Bedford SB5 built in 1965 with Plaxton Embassy IV C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Troon?
559. BVO902C
Operated by Moxon, Oldcotes this Bedford J2SZ10, BVO902C, with a Plaxton Embassy C20F body was taking part in the British Coach Rally when seen on Madeira Drive in Brighton.
Photo taken Sunday 25 April 1965, Madeira Drive, Brighton
560. CBK511C
Suir Valley Services, Fiddown, Eire, WIP449, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1965 with Plaxton Panorama II C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Fiddown
561. CCG704C
CCG704C is a former King Alfred 1965 Bedford VAL14 with a Plaxton Panorama C49F body, seen here participating in the 2012 Worthing Bus Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 29 July 2012, Marine Parade, Worthing
562. CCG704C
A rear view of a now much photographed preserved Bedford VAL14 with Plaxton Panorama C49F body CCG704C, new in 1965 to King Alfred of Winchester seen here at Southampton whilst in service with Hants & Dorset as fleet no 2051
Photo taken Southampton
563. CHE304C
Yorkshire Traction 5, CHE304C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1965 with Plaxton Panorama 1 C49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Thirsk Racecourse
564. CUK508C
LEG Motors of Bishop Auckland were using CUK508C as a recovery vehicle. A Ford Thames 676E built in 1965 with Plaxton Panorama bodywork and seating for 12. This had been new to Everall of Wolverhampton as C52F.
Photo taken April 1982, A68 near West Auckland
565. CWD11C
CWD11C, yet another Bedford SB5 with Plaxton C41F body in the colours of Morleys Grey Coaches, new in January 1965 to Chapel End, Nuneaton.
Photo taken May 1969, Lakenheath
566. DAW656C
Telford Coachways, Madeley DAW656C was new to them in March 1965 and was a Plaxton Embassy IV 'C' type C41F bodied Bedford SB5.
Photo taken early 1971
567. DBO150C
Western Welsh put six Plaxton Panorama C36F bodied A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliances into service in 1965, numbered 150-155. These were reseated to C38F in 1965/6 and to C40F in 1966/7 and 150, DBO150C is seen here later in its life in C40F form. Renumbered from 150 to UD165 in August 1974 and then to UD4565 in October 1975 it was withdrawn in 1977 and passed to Ensign (dealer), Grays in January 1978. It then moved to Weaver, Tredegar in September 1978 and to Thomas (dealer), West Ewell in June 1979. Thomas exported it to Sri Lanka in November 1979 and it is seen here at Ratmalana with A. P. Enterprises registered 29Sri1762 leaving a filling station where it had been refuelled.
Photo taken Monday 25 January 1982, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka
568. DBO151C
Western Welsh put six Plaxton Panorama C36F bodied A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliances into service in 1965, numbered 150-155. These were the first coaches delivered in the blue and ivory livery and 151, DBO151C is seen here at Weston-super-Mare with Caetano bodied Ford R226 XOH73J of Bowen (Gliderways), Birmingham in the background.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 July 1971, Weston-super-Mare
569. DBU488C
Bere Regis & District, Dorchester, DBU488C, an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1965 with Plaxton Panorama C51F bodywork. Once a familiar sight in the SW but now just a memory. This coach was 18 years old but still looked in fine condition.
Photo taken October 1983, East Street, Blandford ??
570. DLO93C
Glenton Tours, London S.E.14 specified centre entrance bodies for many years and DLO93C seen here was an A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C34C body, one of three new in April 1965. It is seen here at Gilwell Park with Warren, Ticehurst to whom it passed in October 1971. It seems to have acquired a Panorama I badge from a later model.
Photo taken Saturday 1 July 1972, Gilwell Park
571. DNV376C
Jeffs, Helmdon DNV376C was a Plaxton Embassy IV C41F bodied Bedford SB5 seen at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 24 April 1965, Wembley Stadium
572. DUJ549C
Cooper, Oakengates DUJ549C, a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body, had been new in June 1965.
Photo taken early 1971, Cooper's Garage, Church Parade, Oakengates
573. DXC641C
Boddy, Bridlington transferred the body, seen here on DXC641C, from his rebodied Royal Tiger NYA377 in May 1968 when the AEC was acquired. DXC641C, an AEC Reliance 470 2MU4RA, started life with a Duple Commander C41F body with Ardenvale, Knowle.
Photo taken Saturday 13 May 1972, Wembley Stadium
574. DXD42C
Green Bus Company, Rugeley 26, DXD42C, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Derwent B61F body, new to Hillside of Luton.
Photo taken late 1970, Rugeley Garage
575. ECX111C
Hanson's of Huddersfield 393, ECX111C, a Ford Thames 570E with Plaxton Panorama C37F body, new in 1965.
576. ECX111C
Rear view of Hanson's of Huddersfield 393, ECX111C, a Ford Thames 570E with Plaxton Panorama C37F body, new in 1965.
Photo taken Upperhead Row bus station, Huddersfield
577. FPT873C
United AS 1073, FPT873C, a Bedford SB5 built in 1965 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Whitby Bus Station
578. FWT777C
Haigh's Tours, Wyke FWT777C, a Ford Thames 570E with Plaxton Panorama C41F body, new in 1965.
579. FYG927C
Wood's FYG927C, a Bedford SB5 with Plaxton Panorama C41F body, new to them in 1965.
580. GUP743C
Kenzies of Shepreth GUP743C a Bedford VAL14 with Plaxton C52F body dating from April 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 2012
581. GUP743C
Carr's of New Silksworth, GUP743C Bedford VAL14 built in 1965 with Plaxton Panorama C52F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1975, Rectory Lane, Guisborough
582. HAR210C
Sapphire, London W.1 operated HAR210C, seen at Tower Hill by the Tower of London, hence the S.I.T.A.(Sapphire International Travel Agency) as the destination It was a Bedford VAS1 with a Plaxton Embassy C22F body which had been new in May 1965.
Photo taken Monday 7 June 1965, Tower Hill, London
583. HLK811C
Thomas, West Ewell HLK811C, an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance new in 1965 as a non-P.S.V., the chassis of which was acquired by Thomas from Seeboard, Eastbourne and re-bodied with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C53F body in June 1975.
Photo taken Saturday 19 August 1978, Southampton Row, London
584. HPT553C
Gillett Bros HPT553C was an AEC Reliance with a Plaxton B55F body from 1965.
Photo taken circa 1972, Hartlepool Bus Station
585. HPT553C
Gillet Brothers of Quarrington Hill were keen AEC users. In 1965 they bought a pair of AEC Reliances with Plaxton body. HPT553C is seen here in a wet West Hartlepool bus station.
Photo taken 1972, Hartlepool Bus Station
586. JLG326C
Terrier Coaches JLG326C, a Bedford VAL14 with Plaxton Panorama C52F body, new to Bostock's of Congleton in 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
587. JLG413C
T R Morris, Llanfyllin, JLG413C, a Bedford SB3 built in 1965 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Llanfyllin
588. JPP791C
Wesley, Stoke Goldington 118, JPP791C, was a Ford 676E with a Plaxton C52F body seen at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 13 March 1971, Wembley Stadium
589. JUP190C
Bond Bros of Willington 53, JUP190C, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1965 with Plaxton Highway B47F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
590. KPT875C
  Seen in Spennymoor is United Automobile Co., Darlington 4002, KPT875C, which was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Highway B55F body, acquired with the business of Wilkinson, Sedgefield.
Photo taken Thursday 20 April 1972, Spennymoor
591. KUD313D
Seen at Epsom on the occasion of a Derby meeting is Spiers, Henley AEC Reliance KUD313D with a Plaxton Panorama I C51F body. It had been new to Straw, Leicester in April 1965 as DBC1C with a Plaxton Panorama C49F body but was involved in a serious accident and was rebodied before entering service in March 1968 for Spiers.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 May 1968, Epsom Racecourse
592. KUP100C
Shaw Brothers, Byers Green, KUP100C, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1965 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, Byers Green Depot
593. LTE267C
Lancashire United, Atherton 202, LTE267C, was a Leyland L2T Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama C43F body seen in Blackpool whilst taking part in the National Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 4 April 1965, Blackpool
594. MMD686C
Sayer of Ipswich MMD686C, Bedford VAS / Plaxton.
Photo taken December 1972, Ipswich
595. BFT739D
Ord of Alnwick, BFT739D, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Ripon Racecourse
596. BFT740D
Priory Motor Coach, North Shields, 41 BFT740D, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Racecourse, Redcar.
597. CRN839D
Ribble 839, CRN839D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R with Plaxton C49F body
Photo taken c.1966, Ribble Depot, Morecambe
598. CRN846D
Standerwick 82, CRN846D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C44Ft bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Newcastle-under-Lyme Depot
599. CSB441D
Seen at Twickenham was CSB441D, a Bedford VAM5 with Plaxton Panorama C45F body belonging to Cross Cabs.
Photo taken Saturday 17 March 1973, London Twickenham
600. DCN8D
Northern General 2628, DCN8D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C44F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1969, Feldkirch, Austria
601. DCU144D
DCU144D was one of four Plaxton Panorama C49F bodied AEC 2U3RA Reliances new in June 1966 to Hall Bros., South Shields and is seen, on the service to Coventry, in Doncaster on the site which had previously been Glasgow Paddocks Bus Station.
Photo taken Sunday 30 July 1967, Waterdale, Doncaster
602. DDE950D
DDE950D, new in February 1966, was the first of two Leyland PSUC1/12T Tiger Cubs with Plaxton Panorama C45F bodies delivered in 1966.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1971, Silcox Garage, Pembroke Dock
603. ECG437D
Bedford VAM5, ECG437D, had a Plaxton Vam C45F body and is seen at Gilwell Park when with Cresta, London S.W.19.
Photo taken Saturday 3 July 1971, Gilwell Park
604. EHA747D
Midland Red 5747, EHA747D, a BMMO S17 with BMMO/Plaxton B52F bodywork of 1966, here looking very shabby on a wet winter day in Birmingham.
Photo taken 1973, Birmingham, Digbeth (?)
605. EHL466D
Martindale of Ferryhill EHL466D, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Plaxton Vam C45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racecourse
606. EHL469D
West Riding A.C. 12, EHL469D, a Bedford VAM5 with Plaxton Vam C45F body, new in 1966.
Photo taken Summer 1970, Wakefield Bus Station
607. EHL470D
Roberts Tours, Wingate, EHL470D, a Bedford VAL14 built in 1966 with Plaxton Val C52F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1974, Redcar Racecourse
608. EHL472D
West Riding 3, EHL472D, a 1966 Bedford VAL14 with a Leyland engine. A Plaxton Val body is carried.
Photo taken 1996, Dewsbury Bus Museum
609. EJY328D
Embankment, Plymouth EJY328D, photographed at around the time that the Embankment Motor Company Ltd., Plymouth was acquired by Wallace Arnold in May 1974. EJY328D was a Plaxton Panorama C52F bodied Bedford VAL14 that was new to Embankment in 1966.
Photo taken Spring 1974, Locking Road Coach Park, Weston-super-Mare
610. ENC706D
ENC706D seen here at Smith's garage in Wigan started life with a Duple Northern Commander C51F body with Happiways, Manchester in May 1966.
Photo taken Saturday 16 April 1977, Wigan
611. EUF199D
Two Southdown Plaxton Panorama bodied Leyland Leopards on Epsom Downs for the Derby Meeting. 1199, EUF199D, has the standard Plaxton trim whilst 1217, EUF217D, has neither the stainless steel grille nor the stainless steel trim below the windscreen.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 May 1968, Epsom Downs
612. EUG899D
Wallace Arnold EUG899D was one of the 1966 intake of AEC Reliances with a Plaxton C49C body.
Photo taken 1967, at the new Gelderd Road Depot, Leeds
613. EUG902D
Wallace Arnold EUG902D, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1966 with Plaxton Embassy C41C bodywork. This had been new to Feather Bros of Bradford and was one of only a few of this body type built.
Photo taken May 1974, Redcar Racecourse
614. EUG985D
Seen whllst taking part in the British Coach Rally at Brighton is Wallace Arnold, Leeds EUG895D, a Plaxton Embassy C49C bodied A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance. This view shows the continental entrance steps which could be fitted to coaches for use abroad. Driver Eric Patrickson is relaxing in the offside seat after taking part in the finals of the driving tests.
Photo taken Sunday 24 April 1966, Madeira Drive, Brighton
615. FAM972D
An unidentified Army Regiment used FAM972D as a support vehicle for public displays. This was a Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama bodywork and had been new to Keen, Swindon, as C45F.
Photo taken July 1984, Middlesbrough
616. FDE282D
Seen approaching the entrance to the Coach Station in Cheltenham is Silcox, Pembroke Dock 75, FDE282D, a Leyland PSUC1/12T Tiger Cub with a Plaxton Panorama C45F body which had been new in June 1966.
Photo taken Saturday 7 August 1971, outside Coach Station, Cheltenham
617. FDK187D
Seen leaving William Street coachpark in Scarborough in the early evening on its way back to Rochdale was the rarity in the Ellen Smith fleet. FDK187D was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 August 1974, William Street coachpark, Scarborough
618. FDK187D
Ellen Smith, Rochdale FDK187D, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Panorama C41F body new in 1966.
Photo taken Sunday 13 February 1983, Ellen Smith's garage, Yorkshire Street, Rochdale
619. FDK415D
Yelloway FDK415D was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C45F body which was seen leaving Victoria Coach Station via the exit to Ebury Street which replaced the earlier one into Semley Place.
Photo taken Saturday 25 March 1967, London Victoria Coach Station
620. FDK417D
Yelloway FDK417D, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C45F bodywork.
Photo taken February 1969, Newcastle-under-Lyme
621. FHE326D
Yorkshire Traction 1326, FHE326D, was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama C49F body which was seen leaving Victoria Coach Station via the exit to Ebury Street which replaced the earlier one into Semley Place.
Photo taken Saturday 25 March 1967, London Victoria Coach Station
622. FHL823D
In 1962 West Riding had taken delivery of the first Plaxton Derwent bodied buses and in 1966 they took delivery of ten Daimler SRC6 Roadliners which had the first examples of the revised version of the Derwent body. 130, FHL823D, seen here in Leeds Central Bus Station was the fifth in the batch of ten and was to B50F configuration.
Photo taken Monday 31 July 1967, Leeds Central Bus Station
623. GAJ945D
Cleveland Transit 347, GAJ945D, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Plaxton Vam C45F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1975, former SMS Depot, Saltburn.
624. GHA325D
Midland Red 5825, GHA325D, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/4R built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C36F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Westwood, Scarborough
625. HDG366D
Black & White 266, HDG366D, seen in Semley Place, Victoria was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama C47F body.
Photo taken Monday 12 April 1971, Semley Place entrance, London Victoria Coach Station
626. HDG367D
Baden-Powell Scouts Association operated HDG367D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork. Nearly 20 years old and approaching the end of its life but seemingly well cared for. This had been new as L267 with Black & White Motorways.
Photo taken July 1985, Laxey, Isle of Man
627. HDG371D
Well my slide scanner is up and running. I started taking slides in 1971 - mainly of railways, family and holidays. In the first 350 non - railway slides about 6 are to do with buses. Three of us from University decided to go Cheltenham one day - by train of course. By coincidence we stumbled across the B & W coach station and I took this shot as we walked by - because I always saw B & W coaches in Taunton. I didn't take any more - certainly not of individual coaches - and as far as I know this is the only time I saw the place. Nearest the camera is Black and White HDG371D, a 1966 Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopard.
Photo taken Friday 17 March 1972, Cheltenham
628. HPN487D
Colwyn Bay Borough Council HPN487D was a Bedford J2SZ10 with a Plaxton Embassy C20F body.
629. JJJ574D
The Races in this case are at Epsom and JJJ574D of Timpson, London S.E.6 is seen arriving at one of the parking areas on the Downs. This was one of four A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliances with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodies new in April 1966.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 June 1972, Epsom Downs
630. JMN111
Tours (Isle of Man) 3, JMN111, a Bedford VAL14 built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C52F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Peel, Isle of Man
631. JYM98D
A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance JYM98D of Glenton, London S.E.14 had a Plaxton Panorama C36C body and is seen here in the central parking bay on Eccleston Bridge, waiting to pull on to the stand to load for a tour to Scotland. Although seating only 36 passengers it was to the full 36 foot length which would normally seat 49 or 51.
Photo taken Saturday 29 June 1974, Eccleston Bridge, London Victoria
632. KEH449D
Potteries MT, S1049, KEH449D, a Daimler Roadliner SRC6 built in 1966 with Plaxton Derwent 2 B50F bodywork.
Photo taken February 1969, Newcastle under Lyme depot
633. KWE371D
Sheffield United 371, KWE371D, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Bridlington
634. KWE374D
Sheffield United Tours 374, KWE374D, a 1966 AEC Reliance with Plaxton Panorama body. This coach is now preserved.
Photo taken 2004, Meadowhall, Sheffield
635. KWE374D
Sheffield United were purely a coach operator and never ran stage services and were one of the first operators to offer continental coach tours. For many years AEC was their chassis of choice. Seen here is 374, KWE374D, a 1966 AEC Reliance with Plaxton Panorama bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 2010, Chatsworth
636. LNS73P
Nationwide, Lanark, LNS73P was not quite what it appeared to be carrying a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C48F body from 1975/6. It had been new to World Wide, London SE5, and registered NRO151D, being an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1966 with Plaxton C47F bodywork and rebodied for them.
Photo taken April 1985, Lanark
637. LOY622D
Starr, North Anston bought his first Plaxton Panorama bodied Reliance, LOY622D, in 1966 and for new vehicles in 1967 (OLM483E) and in 1971 (JWT743J) specified the same style of body. All three are seen here on a visit to Bridlington.
Photo taken Tuesday 25 July 1978, Bridlington
638. LUP476D
United AS 1076, LUP476D, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C43F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Redcar Racecourse
639. LYL999D
Any erstwhile Omnibus Touring Circle members will recognise LYL999D as being the regular coach for early 1968 visits, in this case to Great Yarmouth. It was a 1966 AEC 2U3RA Reliance with Plaxton Panorama C51F body belonging to Hall, Hounslow who traded as Silverline Tours.
Photo taken Sunday 17 March 1968, Caister Road Garage, Great Yarmouth
640. NPT357D
Sunderland District 357, NPT357D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C44F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Philadelphia Depot, Sunderland
641. NTU900D
Fulton of Sacriston, NTU900D Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1980, off Rectory Lane, Guisborough
642. NUP417D
Primrose Coaches (R & M Bissett), Ryton, NUP417D, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork (UW 6-8-0).
Photo taken June 1974, Rectory Lane, Guisborough
643. OPT852D
Gillett Brothers, Quarrington Hill, OPT852D, an AEC Reliance 4MU3RA built in 1966 with Plaxton Highway DP51F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1970, Bishop Auckland Market Place
644. OUP325D
Anderson, Whitburn 12, OUP325D, was an AEC 2MU4RA Reliance with Plaxton Panorama C43F body new in 1966 and was caught on a visit to London in Hanover Square.
Photo taken Sunday 29 March 1970, Hanover Square, Mayfair
645. OUP650D
OK Motor Services OUP650D was an AEC Reliance 4MU3RA with Plaxton Highway DP51F bodywork which the photographer remembers with great fondness. New in June 1966, it was transferred to the associated fleet of E Howe (OKMS) at Spennymoor in June 1970.
Photo taken c.1968, Bishop Auckland, Market Place
646. PPT200D
Fulton's of Sacriston PPT200D, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1980, Guisborough
647. PPT57D
Bond Bros., Willington 57, PPT57D, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Highway B47F body seen in Willington.
Photo taken Thursday 31 July 1969, Willington
648. RUP6D
Weardale MS RUP6D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1966 with Plaxton Highway B55F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, Market Place, Crook
649. RUP6D
The Eden (Summerson Bros) of West Auckland operated RUP6D, L8, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Plaxton Highway B55F bodywork which had been new to Weardale Motor Services in 1966.
Photo taken mid 1970s, The Eden Garage, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
650. RUP6D
Classic Coaches, Wombourne, RUP6D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1966 with Plaxton Highway B55F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1980, Balsall Common
651. UTC767D
Lancs United bought new Leyland Leopard coaches in 1966, L2 chassis with Plaxton Panorama bodywork. They introduced the red and grey livery to the coach fleet as seen on 216, UTC768D.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 2009, Bolton Abbey
652. BPT272F
Weardale Motor Services, Frosterley BPT272F seen leaving Wembley Stadium was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama I C53F body.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1970, Wembley Stadium
653. BTF725E
BTF725E was a Bedford VAS1 with a Plaxton Embassy C29F body, new to Hacking, Morecambe in March 1967 and seen here at Wembley Stadium with Brightly, Rainham.
Photo taken Saturday 9 August 1980, Wembley Stadium
654. CTE473E
Lancshire United 247, CTE473E, a Bristol RESL6G built 1967 with Plaxton Highway B42D bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Hope Street, near Wigan Bus Station
655. DHD237E
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, DHD237E, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4RT built in 1967 with Plaxton Panorama I C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, off Rectory Lane, Guisborough
656. DHD240E
Hebble, Dewsbury 45, DHD240E, seen in Wakefield Bus Station, had been new to Yorkshire Woollen District and was a Leyland PSU3/4RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama I C45F body.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Wakefield Bus Station
657. ECK880E
Standerwick 880S, ECK880E, a Plaxton Panorama I C49F bodied Leyland PSU3/4R Leopard on a private hire duty in the yard at Hampton Court Station.
Photo taken October 1967, London Hampton Court Station
658. ECU755E
ECU755E was the first of five Plaxton Panorama I C49F bodied Leyland PSU3/4R Leopards new in May 1967 to Hall Bros., South Shields and is seen in Doncaster, whilst on the service from Coventry to Newcastle, on the site which had previously been Glasgow Paddocks Bus Station.
Photo taken Sunday 30 July 1967, Waterdale, Doncaster
659. ECU757E
Barton ECU757E, a Leyland Leopard from 1967 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, off Church Street/Mainsforth Terrace, Hartlepool
660. FJX171E
Hebble 29, FJX171E, a Plaxton bodied AEC Reliance, and 17, JHD830, a Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopard, once operated by Yorkshire Woollen District, and both are on Yorkshire Pool services which used Barnsley as an interchange.
Photo taken June 1972, off Eldon Street, Barnsley
661. FNM225E
Not quite what it seems. This is not from the Isle of Man but from Super Coaches, Upminster whose Plaxton Panorama I C52F bodied Ford R226 ran with the incorrect registration number at the front for some considerable time. Its correct registration was FNM225E.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 May 1968, Epsom Downs
662. FNM533E
Best's of Wembley FNM533E, a Ford R226 with Plaxton Panorama I C52F body, new in 1967.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
663. GSD462E
Dodds of Troon GSD462E, an AEC Reliance 6MU4R with Plaxton C51F bodywork new in April 1967. It was withdrawn in September 1980 and passed to D Campbell of Clydebank in the November of that year. It was finally broken up for spares in 1983.
Photo taken early 1970s, Freeman's Place Car Park, Durham
664. GTH600E
West Wales 71 123FCH, 56 GTH600E and 70 122FCH lined up at Tycroes depot in September 1977. The outer pair are both ex Trent Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT, being new in December 1963, with Plaxton Panorama C49F coachwork but came to West Wales from Morris of Pencoed. 56 is also a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R but with Plaxton Derwent B55F bodywork purchased new in 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 3 September 1977, West Wales Depot, Tycroes
665. HDK507E
Yelloway of Rochdale HDK507E, an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR with Plaxton Panorama I C45F body, new in 1967. Seen taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
666. HFV757E
Mountain Goat are welll known for their minibus services in the Lake District. In the early eighties they put a toe in the water of express services when they ran a short lived service to York via Harrogate. The coach used was HFV757E, a 1967 AEC Reliance with Plaxton bodywork that was new to Abbott of Blackpool. It is seen in Leeman Road, York at the outer end of the service.
Photo taken Thursday 25 September 1986, Leeman Road, York
667. HHL715E
West Riding 15, HHL715E, was a Bedford VAM5 with a Plaxton Panorama II C45F body seen in Blackpool.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Blackpool
668. J12186
Clarendon Coaches, St. Helier 3, J12186, was an A.E.C. 6MU3R Reliance with a 7' 6" wide Plaxton Embassy C41C body which had been new to Wallace Arnold (Devon) in March 1967 when it was registered JUA 316E.
Photo taken Wednesday 25 April 1979, Esplanade, St. Helier
669. J12202
Clarendon Coaches, St. Helier 1, J12202, was an A.E.C. 6MU3R Reliance with a 7' 6" wide Plaxton Embassy C41C body which had been new to Wallace Arnold subsidiary Waverley Tours, Paignton in March 1967 when it was registered JUA315E.
Photo taken Tuesday 24 April 1979, Weighbridge Place, St. Helier
670. J43159
Seen in St. Helier is Jersey Motor Transport 35, J43159, a Ford R192 with a Plaxton Derwent II B48F body which had been new to Trimdon Motor Services as WPT795F and which was transferred in June 1971.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 May 1973, Esplanade, St. Helier
671. J4556
Jersey Motor Transport 38, J4556, was a Ford R192 with a Plaxton Derwent B48F body was seen in St. Aubins.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, St. Aubins
672. J4556
A rear view of Jersey Motor Transport 42, J30483, Ford R192 Willowbrook B44F and 38, J4556, Ford R192 Plaxton Derwent II B48F clearly showing the difference in width, the 8' 0" wide one requiring front and rear marker boards.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 May 1973, Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
673. JBO165E
JBO165E was Western Welsh 165 and was a Plaxton C38F bodied AEC Reliance new in 1967 seen here in Newport.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Newport
674. JKO671E
Seen at Wembley, JKO671E was an A.E.C. 6MU3R Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama I C41F body, fitted with top-sliding windows, which had been operated from new in March 1967 by Leroy Tours, Tunbridge Wells although registered to Anglo Continental Tours (Torquay) Ltd., Tenterden.
Photo taken Saturday 13 May 1972, Wembley
675. JKO674E
JKO674E was an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama I C45F body, fitted with top-sliding windows, which had been operated from new in March 1967 by Leroy Tours, Tunbridge Wells although registered to Anglo Continental Tours (Torquay) Ltd., Tenterden.
Photo taken Saturday 27 May 1972, Ebury Street, London Victoria
676. JON700E
JON700E had a Bristol RELH6L chassis (RELH-4-101) and a Plaxton Panorama I C49F body, being new to Flight, Birmingham in April 1967. It is seen here on Madeira Drive in Brighton whilst taking part in the 13th British Coach Rally presentation ceremony having won the trophy for the highest placed 'Standard Coach'.
Photo taken Sunday 16 April 1967, Madeira Drive, Brighton
677. JUA300E
Wallace Arnold JUA300E was a brand new Leyland Leopard with Plaxton coachwork introduced in 1967. It is seen here taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally. Sadly it was not successful in winning any prizes.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
678. JUA307E
Wallace Arnold JUA307E, a Leyland Leopard with Plaxton C52F body.
Photo taken 1967, at the new Gelderd Road Depot, Leeds
679. JUA321E
Roberts of Wingate JUA321E, a Bedford VAL14 built in 1967 with Plaxton Panorama I C52F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Guisborough
680. KDD276E
Black & White 276, KDD276E is a 1967 Daimler Roadliner SRC6 with Plaxton Panorama C44F Body. This vehicle was 'Coach of the Year' at the 13th British Coach Rally the same year, and is seen here after receiving the award on Madeira Drive, Brighton.
Photo taken Sunday 16 April 1967, Madeira Drive, Brighton
681. KDD276E
Black & White 276, KDD276E, was a 1967 Daimler Roadliner SRC6 with Plaxton Panorama C44F bodywork. Not only was this vehicle 'Coach of the Year' at the 13th British Coach Rally at Brighton, it won the Blackpool Coach Rally earlier in the year.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
682. KDD276E
Black & White 276, KDD276E, a Daimler Roadliner SRC6 with Plaxton Panorama I C44F body, new in 1967. Seen taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally where it won the overall Concours d'Elegance. A couple of weeks later it went on to take the same honour at the Brighton Coach Rally also.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
683. KDD276E
Black & White Daimler SRC6 Roadliner 276, KDD276E with a Plaxton Panorama I C44F body is seen whilst taking part in the British Coach Rally at Brighton driving along Madeira Drive to collect the trophy for having been judged "Coach of the Year" after it had won the premiere award at Blackpool two weeks earlier.
Photo taken Sunday 16 April 1967, Madeira Drive, Brighton
684. KDD277E
Harris (International Progressive), Cambridge KDD277E seen at Gilwell Park on the occasion of a Scout/Cub weekend jamboree was a 1967 Daimler SRC6 Roadliner with Plaxton Panorama I C47F body which had been acquired from Black & White, Cheltenham the previous year.
Photo taken Saturday 1 July 1972, Gilwell Park
685. KDF743E
Soudley Valley Coaches KDF743E, a Leyland Panther/Plaxton Panorama I. A rare example of a Panther bodied as a coach.
Photo taken Saturday 23 March 1968, Birmingham
686. KHA292E
Guide Friday KHA292E, a Bedford J2SZ10 built in 1967 with Plaxton C20F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1980, Stratford-upon-Avon
687. KKV800G
City of Oxford 639, KKV800G, the Plaxton Derwent DP53F bodied Daimler Roadliner is seen in Victoria Coach Station. The Daimler SRC6 chassis was built in 1967 for experimental purposes. In 1968 it was fitted with a Perkins V8 engine to replace the Cummins V6 and then bodied and exhibited at the 1968 Commercial Motor Show before being used as a Daimler demonstrator. It was then acquired by City of Oxford in March 1970.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1971, London Victoria Coach Station
688. KVT167E
Potteries S1067, KVT167E, was a Daimler Roadliner SRC6 with a Plaxton B50F body dating from 1967.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 July 1972, Hanley Bus Station
689. KVT198E
Potteries MT C1098, KVT198E, a Daimler Roadliner SRC6 built in 1967 with Plaxton Panorama I C49F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Newcastle under Lyme Garage
690. LJR749E
Hunter, Seaton Delaval LJR749E, an AEC 6MU4R Reliance with Plaxton Panorama I C43F body.
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 1969, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
691. LJR749E
To the left Hunter, Seaton Delavel, 28, LJR749E, an AEC Reliance 6MU4R with Plaxton Panorama 1 C43F body, new in 1967 and to the right their PCN348R, a Leyland Leopard PSU3 with Plaxton Panorama Supreme body, new in 1976.
Photo taken Summer 1977, Hunter's Depot, Seaton Delaval
692. LTY642E
Priory Motor Coach, North Shields, 35, LTY642E, a Bedford VAS1 built in 1967 with Plaxton Embassy C29F bodywork. This had been new to Rowell, Prudhoe.
Photo taken March 1975, Racecourse, Redcar
693. MGB286E
MacBrayne, Glasgow took delivery of four Bedford SB5's with Plaxton Panorama II C41F bodies in May/June 1967 and 168, MGB286E, the third one, new in June is seen here.
Photo taken Gatwick Airport
694. MHN705E
MHN705E new to the Royal Signals, Catterick and seen in Barry was a Bedford VAS2 with a Plaxton Embassy C29F body.
Photo taken Sunday 1 August 1971, Barry
695. MHN800E
GNE Motor Services, Darlington, MHN800E, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1967 with Plaxton Panorama I C45F bodywork. Once a familiar sight in NE England but now just a memory.
Photo taken June 1970, The George Hotel, Chollerford
696. MNW705F
Wallace Arnold MNW705F, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Plaxton Panorama I C51F body, new in1967.
Photo taken Wallace Arnold Depot and Coach Terminal, Gelderd Road, Leeds
697. MRC565E
Trent 6, MRC565E, a 1967 Leyland Leopard PSU4/3R with Plaxton coachwork. The all white livery does little for the body lines. This bus is now preserved.
Photo taken 2004, Meadowhall, Sheffield
698. MRH850F
East Yorkshire 850, MRH850F, a Plaxton Panorama I C44F bodied Leyland PSUR1/2RT Panther leaves Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 15 May 1971, Wembley Stadium
699. NFM690E
Crosville MS CVT690, NFM690E, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1967 with Plaxton Panorama II C45F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1968, Chester Depot
700. NMX583E
DeSilva 29Sri1401 was an A.E.C. 6MU4R Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama I C41F body seen at Galle, new to Timpson, London S.E.6 in April 1967 and registered NMX583E.
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1982, Galle, Sri Lanka
701. NMX586E
A. Timpson & Sons NMX586E, an AEC Reliance 6MU4R with Plaxton C41F body new in 1967. Photographed at Marlborough whilst route learning drivers on a new tour - the only time I can remember this happening. This coach has been reported as acquired by Alex Timpson's grandson for preservation.
Photo taken Monday 19 February 1968, Marlborough
702. NYP100E
Henley, London S.E.23 acquired NYP100E from Glenton, London S.E.14 in February 1973. The A.E.C. 6MU3R Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C34C body had been new to Glenton in May 1967, and was the first of four that year.
Photo taken Sunday 29 July 1973, Byward Street, London E.C.3
703. OLE583E
Hall, Hounslow OLE583E, an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama I C44F body, was used by the Omnibus Touring Circle for a weekend visit to Yorkshire and is seen at Halifax's Skircoat Road Garage.
Photo taken Sunday 8 September 1968, Skircoat Road Garage, Halifax
704. OLE586E
On a visit to Bournemouth some members of the Omnibus Touring Circle relax on OLE586E an AEC 2U3RA Reliance with Plaxton Panorama I C44F body of Hall, Hounslow.
Photo taken Sunday 14 July 1968, Bournemouth
705. OVK755F
Tyne Valley, Acomb, OVK755F, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1967 with Plaxton Panorama II C45F bodywork, new to Moor Dale, Newcastle.
Photo taken August 1971, Old Station Yard, Guisborough
706. OWY878E
Bond Bros, Willington, 61 OWY878E, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1967 with Plaxton Panorama II C45F bodywork. This had been new to Wilson of Stainforth and was part of a group of coaches taking a break on a Sunday excursion.
Photo taken August 1974, College Square, Stokesley
707. PGD634F
Doig, Glasgow PGD634F, a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with Plaxton Panorama I C51F body.
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 1969, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
708. PHN216F
United AS 2016, PHN216F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1967 with Plaxton Derwent B47F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1970, High Street, Stockton
709. PWX591E
Seen at Wembley was Severn, Stainforth PWX591E, an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Derwent II DP51F body.
Photo taken Saturday 1 June 1974, Wembley Stadium
710. RPO34E
This Bedford J2SZ10 with Plaxton bodywork was new to Southern Counties of Crawley. RPO34E dates from 1967 and is seen in service with Reliance of Stockton on the Forest
Photo taken 1990, Harrogate
711. STG185F
Plaxton provided the B47F bodywork for this Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/12T of John, Coity registered STG185F and seen here leaving Bridgend.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Bridgend
712. TPB77F
Seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton during a British Coach Rally was TPB77F, a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Panorama I C41F body belonging to Bicknell, Godalming.
Photo taken Saturday 20 April 1968, Madeira Drive, Brighton
713. TRO201E
Marsh's Coaches, Wincanton, TRO201E, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1967 with Plaxton Panorama I C45F bodywork. This had been new to Don's Coaches of Bishops Stortford and was still looking pretty good sixteen years later.
Photo taken October 1983, Wincanton
714. TUP189E
Summerson Brothers, West Auckland TUP189E was a Bedford VAM14 with a Plaxton Derwent II B48F body seen in Spennymoor.
Photo taken Thursday 1 August 1968, Spennymoor Bus Station
715. TUP189E
The Eden (Summerson), West Auckland, TUP189E, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1967 with Plaxton Derwent 2 B48F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Depot, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
716. TUP30E
Armstrong, Ebchester TUP30E, new in 1967, was a Bedford VAM5 which had a Plaxton Derwent B48F body. It was seen in Stanley.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Scott Street Bus Park, Stanley
717. TUP5E
Weardale Motor Services TUP5E, a 1967 Bedford VAS1 with Plaxton C29F bodywork, is seen at the Stanhope depot.
Photo taken c.1969, Stanhope Depot
718. UNK614E
UNK614E, Thamesmead Motor Services AEC Reliance with Plaxton Panorama body, ex World Wide Coaches of Camberwell, seen here in the yard at Belvedere.
Photo taken Belvedere
719. UPT400E
Select Coaches, Horden, UPT400E, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1967 with Plaxton Panorama C45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racecourse
720. UPT776E
Economic 14, UPT776E, an AEC Reliance 6MU3R built in 1967 with Plaxton Derwent B53F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Park Lane Terminus, Sunderland
721. UPT776E
Anderson, Whitburn's number 14, UPT776E, was an AEC 6MU3R Reliance with Plaxton Derwent II B53F body seen in Sunderland.
Photo taken Saturday 31 August 1968, Park Lane Terminus, Sunderland
722. UPT958E
Beneath stormy skies and with road completely devoid of traffic OK, Bishop Auckland UPT958E calls at a stop at St Helen Auckland en route to Woodland via West Auckland. The AEC Reliance 6MU3R was the bus-bodied member of a pair new in June 1967 with Plaxton Highway B55F body.
Photo taken Saturday 7 April 1973, Dere Street, Tindale Crescent
723. VMA466E
Bostock's of Congleton VMA466E, a Bedford VAS1 with Plaxton Embassy C29F body, new in 1967. Seen - looking rather lonely all on its own - taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
724. VPT633E
Trimdon Motor Services VPT633E, a Ford R192 with a Plaxton Derwent II B48F body.
Photo taken Wednesday 2 August 1967, High Street, Stockton-on-Tees
725. VUP146F
Trimdon Motor Services VUP146F, a Ford R192 built in 1967 with Plaxton Derwent B48F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, High Street, Stockton
726. VUP149F
Trimdon MS VUP149F, a Ford R192 built in 1967 with Plaxton Derwent B48F bodywork. VUP149F was transferred to Jersey M.T. in 1972 becoming number 15, registered J47918 when that business fell to common ownership with TMS.
Photo taken July 1968, Bishop Auckland Market Place
727. WPT796F
WPT796F was a Ford R192 with Plaxton B48F bodywork, one of three which were new to Trimdon Motor Services in September 1967. Following the acquisition in 1970 of Jersey Motor Transport by Bob Lewis (who already owned TMS) and the relaxation of Jersey's strict 7'6" width limit, this was one of eight Ford's transferred to Jersey from the mainland in 1971, followed by two more the next year. This bus was re-registered J43161 on Jersey.
Photo taken c.1968, Bishop Auckland, Market Place
728. WPT796F
Trimdon Motor Services, Trimdon Grange, WPT796F, a Ford R192 built in 1967 with Plaxton Derwent B48F bodywork.
Photo taken February 1970, High Street, Stockton
729. 216CZA
An unidentified Irish operator had 216CZA, a Bedford VAL70 built in 1968 with Plaxton Panorama I C52F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1980, Blarney Castle Car Park, Eire
730. AUP377F
United AS 2006 AUP377F, an A E C Reliance 505 6MU3R built in 1968 with Plaxton Derwent B47F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1976, rear of former Wilkinson Garage, Sedgefield
731. AUP378F
Gillett Brothers AUP378F, a Plaxton Derwent II B47F bodied AEC 6MU3R Reliance is seen in Durham.
Photo taken Thursday 31 July 1969, Waddington Street, Durham
732. BAR832F
Mid Wales Motorways BAR832F, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1968 with Plaxton Panorama I C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Newtown Garage
733. BDY333
Malta Route Bus DBY333, an A E C Reliance ETS (whatever that was) built in 1968 with Plaxton Supreme IV B47F bodywork from 1979.
Photo taken Tuesday 17 May 2011, Valletta Bus Station
734. BPT889F
Scarlet Band, West Cornforth, BPT889F, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/11T built in 1968 with Plaxton Derwent B47F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 12 April 1981, West Cornforth Depot
735. CNO748G
Partridge CNO748G, Ford / Plaxton. Ex Suttons.
Photo taken 1981, Ipswich
736. EXS569F
EXS569F is a Bedford J2SZ10 with Plaxton Embassy C20F body dating from 1968 and now carrying the livery of Empress Coaches
Photo taken Saturday 1 April 2017, Kent Showground Detling
737. FCK936F
Standerwick 183, FCK936F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1968 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1969, The Four in Hand, Newcastle under Lyme
738. GSY385F
Maude's Coaches, Barnard Castle, GSY385F, a Bedford J2SZ10 built in 1968 with Plaxton Embassy C20F bodywork. This had been new to Hunter of Loanhead. The coach weighed just 2 tons and 12 hundredweight.
Photo taken July 1985, Barnard Castle
739. HRN951G
Eastern Counties LL836, HRN951G, Leyland Leopard / Plaxton. One of a pair acquired from Ribble in 1979. On an FA Cup Semi Final excursion (which Ipswich lost!).
Photo taken April 1981, Ipswich
740. JND210F
SELNEC Plaxton bodied Bedford VAL JND210F on the Trans Lancs Express service at Ashton Bus Station, probably shortly after the service started. It was new in 1968 to Manchester.
Photo taken Ashton Bus Station
741. KCP876G
Facing a long journey to Wheatley is Halifax Joint Omnibus Committee 276, KCP876G, a Plaxton Derwent II DP43F bodied AEC 6MU2R Reliance seen at Wembley.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1970, Wembley Stadium
742. KDK800F
Yelloway KDK800F, an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR with Plaxton Panorama I C45F body, new in 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, North Promenade, near Derby Road, Blackpool
743. KDK937F
Cleveland Transit S352, KDK937F, a Bedford VAS5 built in 1968 with Plaxton Panorama I C29F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1976, High Street, Stockton
744. MED732F
Hylton Castle Coaches, Sunderland, MED732F, a Bedford SB5 built in 1968 with Plaxton Panorama I C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1974, Redcar Racecourse
745. MHL227F
Hebble 35, MHL227F, a Bedford VAM70 with Plaxton Panorama I C45F body seen at William Street Coach Park, Scarborough had been new to West Riding 27 in 1968.
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1972, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
746. MNW345F
Wallace Arnold (Devon) MNW345F, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/4R with Plaxton Panorama I C43F body, new 1968. Pictured whilst parked up awaiting the return of its passengers one very hot day in July 1969, in Croyde, North Devon.
Photo taken July 1969, Croyde
747. MUB493F
Heaps of Leeds Plaxton bodied AEC Reliance MUB493F of 1968 rests in Leeds bus station in 1971. The juxtaposition of the Heaps Leopard logo and the Reliance chassis always brought a smile to my lips. The Heaps livery was changed to blue and cream from green and cream when Trimdon Motor Services bought the company.
Photo taken 1971, Leeds Central Bus Station
748. NHL533F
West Riding bought a number of Plaxton Derwent bodied Leyland Leopards to run motorway services in West Yorkshire. Seen in rural Selby is 258, NHL533F, a 1968 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R.
Photo taken Tuesday 21 June 1977, Station Road, Selby
749. NHL534F
West Riding bought a small number of dual purpose Leyland Leopards with Plaxton bodywork in 1968 to start motorway services between Leeds and Wakefield. 34, NHL534F, is seen in Leeds
Photo taken 1968, Leeds Central Bus Station
750. NHL534F
West Riding 34, NHL534F, seen in Pond Street Bus Station in Sheffield was a Plaxton Derwent II DP49F bodied Leyland PSU3A/4R Leopard new in 1968.
Photo taken Tuesday 20 April 1971, Pond Street Bus Station, Sheffield
751. NUB712F
Loading passengers in King’s Cross Coach Station in Caledonia Street are Wallace Arnold NUB712F and MNW335F, AEC 2U3RA Reliance and Leyland PSU3/4R Leopard respectively with Plaxton bodies. That on NUB712F was a 1972 Panorama Elite II C51F whilst that on MNW335F was the original 1968 C49F Panorama I body.
Photo taken Saturday 3 June 1972, Caledonia Street Coach Station, London Kings Cross
752. NUB712F
A nearside shot of Wallace Arnold NUB712F at King’s Cross Coach Station, Caledonia Street. The AEC 2U3RA Reliance had been rebodied with this Plaxton Panorama Elite II C51F body in 1972 after an accident.
Photo taken Saturday 3 June 1972, Caledonia Street Coach Station, London Kings Cross
753. NVN333F
Abbott of Leeming, NVN333F, a Bedford SB5 built in 1968 with Plaxton Panorama II C41F bodywork. Waiting to start the short run to the neighbouring village of Brompton, a place the vehicle would have been very familiar with as it was new to Walker of the same.
Photo taken June 1983, High Street, Northallerton
754. OBU498F
Schofield's of Ashton-under-Lyne OBU498F, an AEC Reliance 6MU3R with Plaxton Panorama I C51F body, new in 1968. Behind is Wood's of Pollington UWT 675F, a Bedford VAL14 with Duple (Northern) Viceroy C52F body, also new in 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
755. ODD176F
The driver of this Bedford VAM70 (Bedford 466 engine) with Plaxton Panorama body watches as the photographer lines up the his shot. The coach, ODD176F, was new to Grindle of Cinderford and is seen with Blue Coaches of Llandudno in 1992, some twenty five years after it was first registered in 1968.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1992, Hay on Wye
756. PMN111
Tours (Isle of Man), 10 PMN111, a Bedford VAL70 built in 1968 with Plaxton Panorama I C52F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Douglas, IOM
757. PYM104F
This Plaxton Panorama I body on PYM104F was specified in 1968 with a centre entrance by Glenton, London S.E.14. It seated 34 and was mounted on an A.E.C. 6MU3R Reliance chassis, the first of five delivered in June 1968. It was seen in Exeter during a refreshment stop on a Tour of Britain.
Photo taken Sunday 19 May 1968, Exeter
758. SJJ589F
Seen on the forecourt of the Earls Court Exhibition Hall in the white and purple livery of Timpson, London S.E.6 is SJJ589F, a Bedford VAL70 with a Plaxton Panorama I C49F body, one of four such coaches. New in June 1968, these were the first to be delivered in the grey and green livery adopted for the fleet, the change to white/purple being made in 1972.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1973, Earls Court, London
759. SXD469F
Red Deer Coach and Trucklines SXD469F, a 1968 Leyland Panther PSUR1/2RT with Plaxton C51F body new to Seamarks of Westoning.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 August 1978, Blackpool Coach Park
760. SXD472F
Alpine Coaches, Rhyl?, SXD472F, a Leyland Panther PSUR1/2RT built in 1968 with Plaxton Panorama C51F bodywork. This relatively rare choice of chassis for a coach had started life as no. 68 in the fleet of Seamark of Westoning.
Photo taken April 1983, Bridlington Station
761. TRK9F
TRK9F, an AEC 6MU4R Reliance with Plaxton Panorama I C43F body, new in 1968 to Hall, Hounslow was in the Valliant-Silverline fleet by the time of this photograph at the Tower of London.
Photo taken Sunday 29 July 1973, Tower of London
762. TVO981G
W Gash & Sons LO5, TVO981G, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/3R built in 1968/9 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1977, Redcar Racecourse
763. ULK202F
City Coach Lines, Waltham Abbey 202, ULK202F, was the first of four Plaxton Panorama I C51F bodied Leyland PSU3A/4R Leopards new in June 1968.
Photo taken September 1968
764. UWW618F
Sheard's of Halifax. Nearest the camera is UWW618F, a 1968 Bedford VAM14 with Plaxton Panorama I C45F body and furthest away is EDC316D, a 1966 Bedford VAS1 with Duple Bella Vista C29F body.
Photo taken February 1974, Gibbet Street, Halifax
765. VWT145F
Hemlington Royals JJB used VWT145F Bedford VAL70 built in 1968 with Plaxton Panorama C52F bodywork as their transport to and from events and competitions. Suitably liveried in red, white and blue, this had been new to Billies of Mexborough.
Photo taken May 1987, Middlesbrough
766. WLO575G
Seen at Wembley Stadium on the occasion of the annual Schoolgirls' Hockey Match is WLO575G of Orange Luxury Coaches, a Leyland PSU3/4R Leopard with Plaxton Panorama C51F body.
Photo taken Saturday 13 March 1971, Wembley Stadium
767. WRA316F
WRA316F, a Bedford VAL70/Plaxton C52F, new to Branson's of Brampton (Chesterfield), in June 1968. Seen on the approach road to Bridgnorth Station on the occasion of an Institute of Transport Yorkshire section visit to the Severn Valley Railway and Ironbridge.
Photo taken Sunday 11 May 1975, Bridgnorth Station
768. XHN962G
Scott’s Greys, Darlington XHN962G, an AEC 6U3ZR Relilance with Plaxton Panorama Elite C57F body seen at William Street Coach Park, Scarborough.
Photo taken Wednesday 12 August 1970, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
769. XUP457F
Seen at Thirsk Racecourse is Martindale, Ferryhill XUP457F, a Bedford VAL70 with a Plaxton Panorama II C52F body new in May 1968.
Photo taken May 1972, Thirsk Racecourse
770. DGC102H
Hall, Hounslow, DGC102H, a Leyland PSU3A/4R Leopard with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body in PanAm livery for the contract to operate the service from Heathrow Airport to the Victoria terminal in Semley Place, adjacent to Victoria Coach Station. It is here seen at Epsom Downs on the occasion of The Derby.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 June 1972, Epsom Downs
771. DPT895G
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, DPT895G, an AEC Reliance 6MU3R built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama I C51F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1974, Guisborough
772. DPT895G
United AS 1157, DPT895G, an AEC Reliance 6MU3R built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama I C51F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Guisborough
773. DPT895G
Shaw Bros., Byers Green DPT895G, seen here in Midland Road at the side of St. Pancras station, was an A.E.C. 6MU3R Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama I C51F body new in February 1969. This was an unusual coach in having the only 36 foot Panorama I body on an A.E.C. Reliance chassis in the 1969 body series, when the Panorama Elite was the standard coach body. This became United 1157 in January 1975 and is recorded, incorrectly, in the P.S.V. Circle Fleet History PA19 as having a Plaxton Panorama Elite body.
Photo taken Saturday 1 April 1972, Midland Road, London St. Pancras
774. DPT8G
Weardale Motor Services DPT8G was a 1969 Plaxton C29F bodied Bedford VAS5.
Photo taken c.1969, Cowshill Hotel
775. DPT8G
Weardale Motor Service, Frosterly DPT8G seen in Stanhope was a Bedford VAS5 with a Plaxton Panorama I C29F body.
Photo taken Thursday 31 July 1969, Front Street, Stanhope
776. DPT9G
Stanhope MS DPT9G, a Bedford VAS5 built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama I C29F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
777. DPT9G
Stanhope Motor Services DPT9G was a Plaxton C29F bodied Bedford VAS5 from 1969.
Photo taken c.1969, Stanhope Market Place
778. DUP824G
Harrison's Cream Coaches, Wingate, DUP824G, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Old Station Yard off Rectory Lane, Guisborough
779. EPT444G
Select Coaches of Horden, EPT444G, a Bristol LHL6L built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Thirsk
780. EPT615G
The Eden (Summerson), West Auckland, EPT615G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1969 with Plaxton Derwent 2 B55F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1976, Depot, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
781. FPT660G
Trimdon Motor Services FPT660G, a Ford R192 built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork.
Photo taken January 1972, Darlington
782. FPT900G
Stanhope Motor Services FPT900G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Plaxton Derwent II B62F body (having 3+2 seating), new in 1969.
Photo taken July 1969, Stanhope Market Place
783. GEM884N
New in 1969 to St Kevins Bus Service of Roundwood near Dublin this Bristol RELH carries a Plaxton Derwent bus body seating 55. It was sold to Davies of Halewood and re-registered GEM884N in 1975.
Photo taken Tuesday 15 May 1979, Pudsey
784. GEM884N
New in August 1969 to Doyle (St. Kevins), Roundwood registered ONI300, this Brisol RELH6L with Plaxton Derwent II B55F body passed to Wilder (Golden Miller), Feltham in September 1975 via Davies, Leeswood who had re-registered it GEM884N in April 1975.
Photo taken late 1970s
785. GPT355H
Derwent Coaches, Swalwell, GPT355H, an A E C Reliance 6U2R built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F bodywork.
Photo taken mid 1970s, College Square, Stokesley
786. HEF896G
Bee-Line, West Hartlepool HEF896G, seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place, was a Leyland PSU3A/4RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body.
Photo taken Thursday 31 July 1969, Bishop Auckland Market Place
787. HEF897G
Drew of Guisborough HEF897G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4RT built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1976, Guisborough
788. HNK146G
Channel Coachways HNK146G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4Rwith Plaxton C51F body new in 1969 to Frames of London WC1.
789. HRN959G
Ribble 959, HRN959G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/3R built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F bodywork. Working the X11 to Edinburgh, this weighed in at 8 tons 8 hundredweight and 2 quarters before passengers and luggage.
Photo taken May 1972, Lancaster Bus Station
790. HRN962G
Seen in Morecambe working as an excursion coach this Leyland Leopard with Plaxton bodywork was 962, HRN962G, in the Ribble fleet. It was new in 1969.
Photo taken Wednesday 15 August 1973, Morecambe
791. KCP873G
Calderdale 272, KCP873G, an AEC Reliance/Plaxton coach, new to the Halifax "B" fleet in 1969.
Photo taken summer of 1972, Halifax Bus Garage yard
792. KCP874G
Seen in the somewhat grim surroundings of the bus park at Halifax Crossfield bus station is Halifax 112, KCP422G, a corporation owned 1969 Daimler Fleetline with Willowbrook 45 seat body. Next to it is 274, KCP874G, a Halifax Joint Committee AEC Reliance with Plaxton coach body also dating from 1969.
Photo taken Thursday 12 April 1973, parking adjacent to Crossfield Bus Station
793. KCP874G
Ex-Halifax 274, KCP874G, is seen in P.T.E. days in Commercial Street, Halifax. It was an A.E.C. 6MU2R Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C43F body new in March 1969 to Halifax Joint Omnibus Committee, passing to Calderdale Joint Omnibus Committee in September 1971 and to West Yorkshire P.T.E. on 1st April 1974.
Photo taken Wednesday 10 April 1974, Commercial Street, Halifax
794. KCP876G
Halifax Corporation 276, KCP876G, a 1969 AEC Reliance with Plaxton DP43F bodywork.
Photo taken 1973, King Street, Leeds
795. MND214G
SELNEC Express 214, MND214G, a Bedford VAL70 built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C52F bodywork. New as Manchester 214 and a relatively unusual purchase for a municipal operator. Taken here on Manchester Airport duties and not the Crack o' Dawn Express to London.
Photo taken April 1973, Victoria Station, Manchester
796. MUR204H
MUR204H, a 1969 Bedford J2SZ10 with a Plaxton Embassy body at the Kirkby Stephen Classic Vehicle Rally on April 15th 2017.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 2017, Grand Prix Coaches site, Main Street, Brough
797. NCF794G
Morleys Grey Coaches NCF794G, a Bedford VAL 70 with Plaxton 53 seat body, new to them in 1969 and subsequently spent all its working life with them, seen here hiding in the Autumn leaves.
Photo taken October 1979
798. NDK164G
Yelloway were a regular competitor in the Blackpool Coach Rally and NDK164G, an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body was their entry in the 1969 Rally. Seen here on the lower Promenade at Blackpool.
Photo taken Sunday 13 April 1969, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
799. NZO32
Coras Iompair Eireann PL32, NZO32, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C44F bodywork. One of quite a large order for touring duties, this lasted until July 1981 and was scrapped in January 1983.
Photo taken July 1975, Cahirciveen, on The Ring of Kerry tour
800. ONK657H
This Plaxton Panorama Elite C44F bodied Mercedes-Benz O.302 of World Wide Coaches, London S.E.5, registered ONK657H, was the first which did not have a Mercedes-Benz body to enter service in this country. It is seen here at Fleming Way, Crawley at the start of the road section of the 19th British Coach Rally which would take a scenic route to Brighton. The side trim is that which was normally applied to the Panorama Elite III.
Photo taken Saturday 14 April 1973, Fleming Way, Crawley
801. PFU163G
R.W. Appleby of Conisholme, North Somercotes, Lincolnshire took delivery of Plaxton C50F Bedford VAL70 PFU163G in March 1969.
Photo taken Friday 2 April 1971, Appleby's Depot
802. PHL236G
West Riding 236, PHL236G, a 1969 Leyland Panther PSUR1A/1R with a Plaxton Derwent B52F body at the Bull Ring in Wakefield c.1969/70, renumbered 277 in November 1971 and withdrawn in 1980.
Photo taken c.1969/70, Bull Ring, Wakefield
803. PHL237G
West Riding 237, PHL237G, a 1969 Leyland Panther PSUR1A/1R with a Plaxton Derwent B52F body on Westgate in Wakefield c1970. Renumbered 278 in November 1971, it was withdrawn in 1980 & sold for scrap in 1981.
Photo taken c.1970, Westgate, Wakefield
804. PHL237G
West Riding Automobile 237, PHL237G, a Leyland Panther PSUR1A/1R with Plaxton Derwent B52F body, new in 1969.
Photo taken c.1970/71, West Riding's Belle Isle Garage, Wakefield
805. PHL238G
West Riding bought several batches of Leyland Panthers in the years from 1967-1969. They fitted bodywork by Roe, Marshall and latterly Plaxton. 238, PHL238G, is a Leyland Panther with a 52 seat Plaxton body dating from 1969.
Photo taken 1970, Wakefield Bus Station
806. PHL238G
West Riding 238, PHL238G, seen in Wakefield was a Leyland PSUR1A/1R Panther with a Plaxton Derwent II B52F body, one of ten new in 1969.
Photo taken Saturday 26 July 1969, Belle Isle Depot, Wakefield
807. PHL241G
West Riding bought the only Bristol RELL6G buses with Plaxton Derwent bodywork. New as 241, PHL241G, this bus was later renumbered into the joint West Riding Yorkshire Woollen fleet as 282.
Photo taken February 1981, Morley, Leeds
808. PHL241G
Wakefield Bus Station is the setting for West Riding, Wakefield 282, PHL241G, a Bristol RELL6G with a Plaxton Derwent II B52F body.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Wakefield Bus Station
809. RDE660G
New in July 1969, RDE660G was a Bristol LH6L with a Plaxton Derwent II DP43F body and was number 88 in the Silcox, Pembroke Dock fleet as seen here at the garage.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1971, Silcox Garage, Pembroke Dock
810. RFL770G
RFL770G the first of five Bedford VAM70s with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodies new in February 1969 to Whippet, Hilton is seen outside the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Whippet's Garage, Hilton
811. RHA935G
The last in-house single deck vehicle produced by Midland Red was the S23. Seen in Nuneaton in 1980 are 5935, RHA935G, of 1969 and 5987, UHA987, of 1970.
Photo taken Saturday 18 October 1980, Nuneaton Bus Station
812. RHE118G
Yorkshire Traction, Barnsley 118, RHE118G, a Leyland PSU4A/4R Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C41F body was seen in Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1971, Victoria Coach Station, London
813. RNL428G
This rear view of NJR996F and RNL428G, taken at Marlborough Crescent, Newcastle, shows the different treatment of the rear end of the 1967/8 Panorama I and Panorama II compared to the rear end of the 1969-1975 Panorama Elite/Elite II/Elite III.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
814. RNL428G
Armstrong, Westerhope 164, RNL428G, was a Bedford VAM70 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F body seen in Newcastle.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Scotswood Road/Marlborough, Newcastle
815. RNL429G
Armstrong of Westerhope 165, RNL429G, a Bedford VAS5 built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama I C29F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Guisborough Old Station Yard
816. RNL435G
Galley, Newcastle upon Tyne, 26, RNL435G, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Guisborough
817. ROA728G
Lonsdale Coaches, Heysham ROA728G, an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR with Plaxton Panorama Elite C51F body, new to Bowen's of Birmingham in 1969.
Photo taken Summer/Autumn 1982, Jerry Croft Coach Park, Skipton
818. RTF847G
Lancashire United 314, RTF847G, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/3R built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C43F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1971, Marlborough Crescent bus station, Newcastle upon Tyne
819. RTV667G
Skill's Scenicruisers, Nottingham, 67 RTV667G, a Leyland Panther PSUR1A/2R built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C51F bodywork. An uncommon choice for a coach operator, this had an unladen weight of 8tons 16cwt 1quarter.
Photo taken July 1974, Redcar Racecourse
820. SHA654G
Seen on tour at Scarborough was Midland Red 6154, SHA654G, a Leyland PSU4A/4R Leopard with Plaxton Panorama Elite C36F body new in 1969.
Photo taken Friday 17 August 1973, Westwood, Scarborough
821. URR289G
A rear view of East Midland C289, URR289G, a Leyland PSU4A/4R Leopard which had a Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F body and which was seen at Battersea Wharf in London. The emergency exit was equipped with the 'Continental' folding steps for use abroad.
Photo taken Saturday 26 June 1971, Battersea Wharf
822. VOY12G
Drew of Guisborough 9, VOY12G, a Bristol LH6L built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1976, Guisborough
823. VXE278G
New as Seamarks, Westoning 75 in 1969, this Leyland PSUR1/2R Panther carried the previous year’s style Panorama I body. VXE278G is seen here at the Tower of London after acquisition by Best, London W.5
Photo taken Monday 27 May 1974, Tower of London
824. VYH57G
Hall, Hounslow VYH57G, 'The Statesman', a 12 metre AEC 6U3ZR Reliance with Plaxton Panorama Elite C30F body incorporating tables and a bar/serving area new in 1969 seen in Oxford.
Photo taken Sunday 23 May 1971, Oxford
825. VYH57G
The interior of Hall, Hounslow VYH57G , AEC 12 metre Reliance/Plaxton C30F, whilst taking part in the 15th British Coach Rally at Brighton. This shot shows the tables and the bar/serving area at the rear of the coach.
Photo taken Sunday 20 April 1969, Brighton
826. VYT430G
Blaydonian Coaches, Blaydon-on-Tyne, VYT430G, a Bedford VAL70 built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1974, Guisborough
827. WEH135G
Carver's Coaches, Ellesmere Port, WEH135G, a Daimler Roadliner SRP8 built in 1969 with Plaxton Derwent B46D bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, City Road, opposite Chester Station
828. WUB396H
Wallace Arnold VUB396H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R with Plaxton body
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 2010, Chatsworth
829. WWP721G
WWP721G was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F body belonging to Smith (Eagle Coachways), Trench and was seen in Trench.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1971, Trench Road, Trench
830. WWY115G
Abbey Coaches of Selby bought WWY115G, a Leyland engined Bedford VAL70 in 1969; Plaxton Panorama Elite bodywork is fitted.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 2009, Meadowhall, Sheffield
831. XPL223G
Both of the Plaxton Panorama II bodies delivered in 1969 were to Thomas, West Ewell and XPL223G on an AEC Reliance chassis is seen here at Toddington services on the M1.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 1971, M1 Toddington Services
832. XWD200H
Smith, Tysoe XWD200H was a Bristol LH6L with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F body seen at Stratford-upon-Avon.
Photo taken Saturday 10 April 1971, Stratford-upon-Avon
833. XWJ400G
Sheffield United 400, XWJ400G, an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Fisherman's Square, Redcar
834. XWW757G
Baddeley Bros. of Holmfirth 99, XWW757G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body, new in 1969.
Photo taken July 1969, Upperhead Row Bus Station, Huddersfield
835. YWU677G
Premier (Harold Wilson) of Stainforth YWU677G, a 1969 Bedford J2SZ10 with Plaxton C20F bodywork.
Photo taken c. 1973, Premier Depot, East Lane, Stainforth
836. ACH144H
This Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R with Plaxton bodywork was new to Trent in 1970 as their 44, ACH144H.
Photo taken Friday 14 August 1987, Keswick
837. BHN595H
Browning, Darlington, BHN595H, a Ford R192 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Darlington
838. BWR963H
Longstaff's of Mirfield BWR963H, an AEC Reliance 6MU3R with Plaxton Derwent DP51F body, new in 1970.
Photo taken Longcauseway, Dewsbury
839. DAL771J
Barton Transport 1146, DAL771J, a 1970 AEC Reliance 6U2R7520 with Plaxton bodywork
Photo taken Sunday 14 September 2008, Meadowhall, Sheffield
840. DAN400H
Hanworth Acorn, Bedfont DAN400H, a Seddon Pennine IV with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C51F body, is seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton. This had non-standard side trim on which the upper strip does not reach the front grille.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1970, Madeira Drive, Brighton
841. DGC105H
DGC105H new to Hall, Hounslow in PanAm livery for the London Airport to Victoria service in May 1970 had been repainted into Valliant-Silverline livery by the time of this photograph. It was a Leyland PSU3A/4R Leopard with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body and is seen at Wembley.
Photo taken Friday 21 September 1973, Wembley Stadium
842. DGC105H
Hall's of Hounslow 93, DGC105H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body, new in 1970.
Photo taken early 1970s, Heathrow Airport
843. DGC108H
Hall, Hounslow DGC108H a 1970 AEC 6U3ZR Reliance with Plaxton Panorama Elite C50F body on an Omnibus Touring Circle visit to Coventry & Birmingham seen at the Toddington Services on the M1 Motorway.
Photo taken Sunday 14 June 1970, Toddington Services, M1 Motorway
844. DGC111H
Hall, Hounslow, DGC111H, a 1970 AEC 6MU4R Reliance with Plaxton Panorama Elite C40F body in standard Silverline livery outside the Treaty Road, Hounslow garage premises.
Photo taken Friday 31 March 1972, Treaty Road, London Hounslow Garage
845. DGC111H
A rear view of Hall, Hounslow, DGC111H, a 1970 AEC 6MU4R Reliance with Plaxton Panorama Elite C40F body in standard Silverline livery outside the Treaty Road, Hounslow garage premises.
Photo taken Friday 31 March 1972, Treaty Road, London Hounslow Garage
846. DGC113H
Valliant-Cronshaw, Hounslow DGC113H and Hall, Hounslow DGC105H, in Valliant-Silverline livery, were Leyland PSU3A/4R Leopards with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F bodies seen at Wembley.
Photo taken Saturday 19 May 1973, Wembley Stadium
847. DHN655J
Browning, Darlington, DHN655J, a Ford R192 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1973, Darlington
848. DWT635H
Millward's Coaches, Hanley, DWT635H, a Bristol LHL6L built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C44F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1977, Redcar Racecourse
849. DWT639H
DWT639H was a Bristol LHL6L with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F body dating from 1970 operated by Spiller, Peasedown-St-John which was seen at Spiller's garage.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 July 1971, Peasedown-St-John
850. DWT641H
Stanley Gath of Dewsbury DWT641H, a Bristol LHL6L with Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F body, new to them in 1970.
Photo taken 1972, Great Albion Street, Halifax
851. DWU207H
Ward Bros. of Lepton DWU207H, a Seddon Pennine IV with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body, new in 1970.
Photo taken July 1970, Shibden Park lower car park, Stump Cross, Halifax
852. DWW433H
United Services DWW433H, a Leyland PSU3A/4R with Plaxton DP51F, emerges from the darkness of Doncaster's Northern Bus Station with a full load and heads for Wakefield. This bus was new in 1970 to W R & P Bingley of Kinsley who, by this stage, were by far the major operator in the United Services set-up with 11/15ths of the service. Cooper Bros of South Kirkby operated the remaining 4/15ths.
Photo taken c.1973, Doncaster Northern Bus Station
853. DWW434H
United Services DWW434H, a 1970 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R with Plaxton body awaits to depart to Doncaster from Wakefield. This was one of the last new buses bought by the company. By the time the bus was bought, the sole operator of United Services was W R and P Bingley of South Elmsall
Photo taken 1971, Wakefield Bus Station
854. GPT990H
General Omnibus 6, GPT990H, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent B45F bodywork.
Photo taken c.April 1971, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
855. GRB605H
Stewart, Dalkeith GRB605H, a Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F bodied Ford R226, is seen in Semley Place and is about to enter Victoria Coach Station on hire to Samuelson New Transport who have sub-hired it to East Kent.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1973, Semley Place, outside Victoria Coach Station, London
856. GUP647H
OK Motor Services GUP647H, a 1970 AEC Reliance with 55 seat Plaxton bodywork.
Photo taken 1978, Bishop Auckland Market Place
857. GUP647H
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, GUP647H, an A E C Reliance 505 6MU3R built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent II B55F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1971, Bishop Auckland Market Place
858. GUP945H
Scarlet Band of West Cornforth 86, GUP945H, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent B48F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Redcar Racecourse
859. HPT320H
Trimdon Motor Services of Trimdon Grange had an extensive service network in the north east. Seen here is 1970 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R HPT320H with 55 seat Plaxton bodywork.
Photo taken 1972, Hartlepool Bus Station
860. HPT320H
Creamline of Tonmawr's former Trimdon MS HPT320H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent 2 B55F bodywork. The six vehicles in this batch HPT320-325H all eventually ended up with South Wales operators with 320 coming to Creamline in 1974 and subsequently passing to Silcox of Pembroke Dock.
Photo taken Tuesday 1 August 1978, Creamline Depot, Tonmawr
861. HPT323H
Trimdon MS HPT323H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent 2 B55F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1970, Stockton-on-Tees High Street
862. JUP98H
Gillett Bros, Quarrington Hill, JUP98H, an A E C Reliance 6MU3R built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent II B47F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1974, Quarrington Hill Garage
863. JUP998H
Among the last new vehicles bought by Gillett Brothers was this 1970 AEC Reliance with Plaxton bodywork. JUP998H waits to depart from West Hartlepool bus station.
Photo taken 1973, Hartlepool Bus Station
864. KCK976H
Former Ribble 976, KCK976H, a 1970 Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R with 38 seat Plaxton bodywork is seen in service with Silcox of Pembroke Dock
Photo taken Sunday 9 August 1992, Tenby
865. KCK997H
A seasonal view, not so common nowadays, of ex Ribble KCK997H , a Leyland Leopard with Plaxton bodywork reduced to tow wagon duties with Allander, Milngavie. Who in their right mind would be out photographing buses in that weather!
Photo taken Sunday 15 January 1984, Allander garage, Milngavie, Dunbartonshire
866. KEF239H
Bee-Line Roadways, Middlesbrough, KEF239H, a Ford R226 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1970, Eston, Middlesbrough
867. KNK373H
Bedford J2 KNK373H with Plaxton body was new to Rickards in 1970
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 2012
868. KPT527J
Scarlet Band, West Cornforth, 80, KPT527J, a Bristol LH6L built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent DP45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
869. KPT582J
United AS 1172 KPT528J, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork. Allocated 1172 by United but not carrying when photographed in Bishop Auckland was this former Shaw Bros vehicle, it weighed in at 6 tons 3 cwt 2 quarters.
Photo taken April 1975, Bishop Auckland Market Place
870. KUP155J
Armstrong of Ebchester operated this Bedford VAM KUP155J, built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent DP45F bodywork, newly delivered when photographed.
Photo taken August 1970, Co. Durham
871. KUP241J
East Yorkshire 241, KUP241J, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F bodywork. This had been new to Shaw Bros, Byers Green.
Photo taken March 1975, Ferensway Bus Park, Hull
872. KUP241J
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, KUP241J, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F bodywork. Taken when about 3 months old.
Photo taken November 1970, Byers Green Depot
873. KUP241J
East Yorkshire 241, KUP241J, according to my records operated the 07:30 service from Glasgow to Hull and stopped at Millfield for a "comfort stop"? I am sure someone will confirm where this is (was) but I do recall it arrived at York "early"!
Photo taken Friday 19 September 1975, Millfield
874. LJX819H
Crosville ELL519, LJX819H a 1970 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4RT with Plaxton C47F bodywork originally Hebble 419
Photo taken Saturday 27 June 1981, The Ferry P.H., Shotton
875. LPT645J
General, Chester-le-Street, operated LPT645J, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent B45F bodywork, numbered 7 in the fleet.
Photo taken August 1972, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
876. MJX15J
Halifax J.O.C. 315, MJX15J, a Seddon Pennine RU with Plaxton Derwent II DP45F body, new in 1970.
Photo taken October 1970, Railway Street/Westgate, Huddersfield
877. MJX15J
Halifax J.O.C. 315, MJX15J, a Seddon Pennine RU with Plaxton Derwent II DP45F body, new in 1970.
Photo taken October 1970, St. George's Square, Huddersfield
878. MJX16J
Calderdale 316, MJX16J, a Seddon R.U./Plaxton Derwent, new to Halifax "B" Fleet in 1970
Photo taken summer of 1972, Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax
879. MJX16J
Halifax Joint Omnibus Committee 316, MJX16J was a Plaxton Derwent II DP45F bodied Seddon Pennine RU new in 1970 which is seen here at Dudley Hill on the route from Burnley to Leeds.
Photo taken Monday 19 April 1971, Sticker Lane, Dudley Hill, Bradford
880. MVE400H
The smallest Bedford PSV chassis in the 1960s was the J2. This 1969 example, MVE400H, is a Bedford J2SZ10 with Plaxton Embassy 20 seat bodywork, bought new by Ely Hospital in 1970
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 2011, Rowsley
881. MVE400H
Thomas Newby, Almondbury, Bedford Coach, MVE400H a Bedford J2SZ10 with Plaxton Embassy 20 seat bodywork, new in 1970.
Photo taken Sunday 17 June 2012, Peak Rail Centre, Rowsley
882. MVE400H
Rear view of Thomas Newby, Almondbury, Bedford Coach, MVE400H a Bedford J2SZ10 with Plaxton Embassy 20 seat bodywork, new in 1970.
Photo taken Sunday 17 June 2012, Peak Rail Centre, Rowsley
883. NSP541H
NSP541H was a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body new to Moffatt, Cardenden which was seen in Blairgowrie.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1970, Blairgowrie
884. OGR733H
Hylton Castle Coaches, Sunderland, OGR733H, a Bedford SB5 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama IV C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Ripon Racecourse
885. OND739H
S.E.L.N.E.C. 222, OND739H, was a Seddon Pennine IV-V8 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F body and was seen in Mersey Square in Stockport when one month old. These were unusual for Panorama Elite bodies in that the side trim did not meet the front grille on the curve but at the top edge as in the later Panorama Elite II and III..
Photo taken Thursday 13 August 1970, Mersey Square, Stockport
886. PDK463H
Yelloway, Rochdale, PDK463H, an A E C Reliance 6MU3ZR built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1976, Bridlington Station
887. PTL625H
Reliance of Gt Gonerby near Grantham bought this AEC Reliance with Plaxton bodywork in 1970. PTL625H is seen in Grantham bus station.
Photo taken Friday 23 October 1981, Grantham Bus Station
888. RAR678J
A rear view of a Plaxton Panorama Elite C51F body on Best, London W.5 Daimler SRP8 Roadliner RAR678H. It was licensed as a P.S.V. on 27th July 1970. Although still carrying 'H' plates at the time of the photograph the tax disc had been issued as RAR678J on 20th September, and the plates were altered later. The ventilation louvres for the engine compartment are clearly visible in the nearside body panel.
Photo taken Saturday 26 September 1970, Abingdon Street, Westminster
889. RAR678J
Seen at the start, in Wigan, of the 1971 National Coach Rally is Daimler SRP8 Roadliner RAR678J of Best, London, W.5, with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C51F body.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1971, Mesnes Park Terrace, Wigan
890. RFJ825H
Greenslades, Exeter RFJ825H was an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body and was seen at Victoria Coach Station on hire to Royal Blue.
Photo taken Monday 3 April 1972, Victoria Coach Station, London
891. RXG809H
Rennison's Tours, Stockton-on-Tees, RXG809H, a Ford R192 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1970, Stockton-on-Tees garage
892. RXG810H
Kings Coaches, Middlesbrough, RXG810H, a Ford R192 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1982, Linthorpe garage, Middlesbrough
893. RXG822H
Begg's Coaches of Middlesbrough, RXG822H, a Ford R192 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Tynemouth Castle
894. SDC27H
Gladwin Tours, Middlesbrough, 2, SDC27H, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1973, off West Lane, Middlesbrough
895. SVN51H
Maude's Coaches, Barnard Castle, SVN51H, a Ford R226 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1981, Harmire Road, Barnard Castle
896. TDK689J
Yelloway TDK689J was an AEC 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F body and is seen in King’s Cross Coach Station, Caledonia Street.
Photo taken Saturday 3 June 1972, Caledonia Street Coach Station, London Kings Cross
897. TPY924H
Saltburn MS 59, TPY924H, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent B48F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Saltburn MS Saltburn Garage
898. TPY924H
Cleveland Transit S353, TPY924H, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent II B48F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1974, Former Saltburn MS depot
899. TTY335H
Wansbeck Motor Services, Ashington, Bedford VAM70 TTY335H, built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent DP47F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Ripon Racecourse
900. UAD313H
Seen in Victoria Coach Station is Black & White, Cheltenham 313, UAD313H, which was a Daimler SRP8 Roadliner with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C47F body.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1971, Victoria Coach Station, London
901. UAY586H
Ryburn Foam, Ripponden, UAY568H, a Bedford VAS5 with Plaxton Panorama C29F body, new to Alpha Coaches of Brighton in 1970. Used as a non-PSV staff bus.
Photo taken Saturday 20 April 1985, Station Road, Sowerby Bridge
902. UOU419H
Preserved ex-King Alfred UOU419H, Leyland Panther PSUR1A/1R with Plaxton Derwent B52F body, new in 1970
Photo taken Monday 1 January 2007, The Broadway, Winchester
903. URL450H
Hopley's of Mount Hawke operated URL450H, a Bedford VAL 70 with Plaxton C53F bodywork, on their Truro to Porthtowan service. It had been new in 1970 to Mrs J Stevens of St Ives.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Porthtowan Beach
904. VBD310H
At this year’s North Weald Rally, one vehicle which I don’t remember seeing before was Bedford VAL coach VBD310H, new in 1970 to Coales,Wollaston.
Photo taken Sunday 7 July 2013, North Weald
905. VDE874J
Silcox, Pembroke Dock 102, VDE874J, was the second Leyland PSU3A/4R Leopard to be delivered to the fleet in late 1970 and was fitted with a Plaxton Elite Express C53F body, eligible for the bus-grant scheme of the time by virtue of the wide entrance with the two piece doors amongst other requirements.
Photo taken Sunday 11 April 1971, Baylis Road/Waterloo Road, London Waterloo
906. VFN39H
East Kent RCC VFN39H, an AEC Reliance 691 6U3ZR with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body, new in 1970. Brand new that very month and seen operating a local excursion whilst passing the entrance arch to Pevensey Castle.
Photo taken July 1970, Castle entrance, High St./Castle Rd., Pevensey
907. VHS701H
Southern, Barrhead, VHS701H, a Bedford SB5 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama II C41F bodywork
Photo taken June 1971, Ayr
908. VRM100H
Wright Bros, Nenthead, VRM100H, a Bedford VAM70 built 1970 with Plaxton Derwent DP47F bodywork. Waiting in Newcastle before the run to Alston.
Photo taken April 1972, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
909. VTC716H
J Fishwick & Sons, Leyland, C5 ,VTC716H, a Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar Racecourse
910. VUB389H
Wallace Arnold had a wide range of tours during most of their separate existence. Seen in Rothsey on the Isle of Bute is Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R VUB389H dating from 1970.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 August 1973, Rothesay, Isle of Bute
911. VUB395H
Martindale of Ferryhill 28, VUB395H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1975, Guisborough
912. VUB396H
Wallace Arnold adopted this two tone grey livery in the early seventies. Seen at the First South Yorkshire open day on Sunday 12 May is VUB396H, a 1970 Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R with Plaxton bodywork
Photo taken Sunday 12 May 2013, Olvie Grove, Sheffield
913. VUB396H
Wallace Arnold VUB396H, a Leyland Leopard with Plaxton Panorama Elite body dates from 1970. It contrasts with Wallace Arnold 8332U, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Consort body of 1958. Both are part of the Classic Connections fleet, acting as a reminder of this once famous and well-respected company.
Photo taken Saturday 21 November 2015, Classic Connections workshop, Bradford
914. VUB396H
8332U & VUB396H show the two liveries of Wallace Arnold's. The former with the traditional more well known (and probably most liked) cream colours and VUB396H in the two-tone grey which was adopted for a period in the 60s and 70s.
Photo taken Saturday 28 May 2016, Main Street, Goldsborough, North Yorkshire
915. WHA246H
Midland Red 6246, WHA246H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama I C49F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1980, Humberstone Gate, Leicester
916. WTD678H
Lancashire United 345, WTD678H, was a Seddon Pennine RU with a Plaxton B40D body new in 1970. It is from the first batch of twenty with a further twenty being delivered the following year.
Photo taken King Street Bus Station, Leigh
917. WTD686H
Lancashire United 353, WTD686H one of twenty Seddon Pennine RUs with Plaxton B40D bodies new in July 1970 seen at Swinton. These were special bodies for L.U.T. and were a mixture of Derwent II and Highway styles.
Photo taken Saturday 7 April 1973, Swinton
918. YHA320J
Silver Service (Woolliscroft), Matlock, 56, YHA320J, a Ford R192 built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent II B45F bodywork. This had been new as Midland Red 6320.
Photo taken June 1981, Matlock Garage
919. YHA388J
YHA388J, a Ford R192 built in 1970/1 with Plaxton Derwent B27F bodywork (shortened in 1978/9). New as Midland Red 6388 (Class M2) but had been sold on when photographed
Photo taken April 1987, Marton Road, Middlesbrough
920. YRR516H
Barton 1138, YRR516H, a Barton BTS2 rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F in 1970 and reregistered.
Photo taken September 1971, Darlington
921. YRR517H
OKMS YRR517H Barton BTS2 from 1957 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F body from 1969.
Photo taken Saturday 11 April 1981, OK Newcastle depot
922. YTX324H
YTX324H was a Leyland PSU3A/4RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body which had been new in 1970 as Rhondda 324. By the time of this photograph it had passed into the Western Welsh, Cardiff fleet as number 109.
Photo taken Monday 29 May 1972, Ebury Street, London Victoria
923. YUA840J
Bartleys YUA840J, a Bedford YRQ with Plaxton C45F body, new in September 1970 to Shilton, Leeds.
Photo taken Sunday 7 June 1992, Potteries Rally
924. AHL729K
Warley Road formed the north side of Derby Baths and on a rather dull day a glance at the registration, AHL729K, reveals that this is not a "native "Ribble bus (1010) but an ex-West Riding Leyland Leopard with Plaxton bodywork, presumably waiting for school pupils from the baths.
Photo taken Thursday 30 June 1983, Warley Road, Blackpool
925. BDN499K
York Pullman, York 99, BDN499K, seen outside the De Grey Rooms in York, is ready to deliver the evening papers to the newsagents along the route to Helperby. It was a Bedford YRQ with a Plaxton Derwent II B49F body. 
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, St Leonards Place, York
926. DAL776J
Hart Coaches, Thornaby, DAL776J, an A E C Reliance 6U2R built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F bodywork. This had been new as Barton 1151.
Photo taken April 1986, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees
927. DTC714J
Lancashire United 366, DTC714J, was a Seddon Pennine RU with Plaxton B40D body, part of a batch of thirty new in 1971 starting at 364.
Photo taken Saturday 31 March 1973, Market Square Bus Station, Wigan
928. DTC720J
Lancs United bought several batches of Seddon Pennine RUs in the seventies all of them with very old fashioned looking Plaxton bodywork. 372, DTC720J, dates from 1971.
Photo taken 1976, Wigan Bus Station
929. DTC726J
Lancashire United 378, DTC726J, a Seddon Pennine RU built in 1971 with Plaxton Highway B40D+19 bodywork.
Photo taken May 1973, Moor Lane Bus Station, Bolton
930. ELU604J
This A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C44F body, ELU604J, seen here in Beechcroft Road, London S.W.17 in the livery of Frames Tours, London W.C.2, although carrying a Timpson's fleetname board, was new to Timpson, London S.E.6 in February 1971 and was transferred to National Travel (South East) in January 1974 along with the rest of the fleet. It was one of three painted for hire to Frames Tours during the season but, due to a downturn in traffic, was not used as such.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1974, Beechcroft Road, London
931. FLY755J
FLY755J is the latest vehicle to join the Roger Burdett collection, and dating from 1971 makes it his most modern. It's a Seddon Pennine IV with Plaxton C53F body in the livery of G.H. Watts Coaches, although it was previous to that with E.M. Wicks.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 June 2016, private site near Coventry
932. GAL632J
Operated by Thomas, North Muskham this Bedford SB5, GAL632J, had a Plaxton Panorama C41F body new in 1971 and was seen at Battersea Park, London.
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1972, London Battersea Park
933. GBU60K
Tatlock, Whitefield GBU60K was an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C57F body and was seen in Cheltenham, operating to Exeter on hire to Yelloway.
Photo taken Saturday 15 July 1972, St. Margaret's Road, Cheltenham
934. GHN204J
United Automobile Services 1304, GHN204J, seen at Wembley was a Bristol REMH6G with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C49F body.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1973, Wembley
935. GYK472J
Samuelson New Transport, London S.W.1 GYK472J was a Leyland PSU3B/4RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C51F body seen in Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1971, Victoria Coach Station
936. JWT743J
Starr, North Anston specified this older style of Plaxton Panorama body for his new AEC Reliance, JWT743J, in 1971. This was presumably so that all three of his Reliances had identical bodywork. Passengers could thus not complain that they had been given ‘an old coach’ for their trip.
Photo taken Sunday 18 April 1971, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
937. KJM186J
Robinson of Appleby (Elliott) KJM186J, aSeddon Pennine 4 built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C49F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1971, Darlington
938. KUP155J
Making its ownership pretty clear, KUP155J stands at the Burnhope terminus of the service from Stanley, formerly operated by Armstrong's of Ebchester. It was a Bedford VAM70 with Plaxton DP45F bodywork which had been new to Armstrong in 1971 and was acquired by Robert Fulton of Sacriston, along with the service, in 1974.
Photo taken 1974, Burnhope, War Memorial
939. KUP200J
United AS 1152, KUP200J, an A E C Reliance 505 6MU3R built in 1971 with Plaxton Derwent DP51F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1976, United's Sedgefield Garage
940. LEK68J
Liptrot, Bamfurlong, Wigan, LEK68J, a Bedford VAL70 built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972
941. LWC981J
Felixstowe Omnibuses, LWC981J, a Bristol RELH6G / Plaxton Panorama Elite II C47F. Ex-Carters, Eastern Counties, National Travel South East and Eastern National.
Photo taken Autumn - Winter 87/8, Ipswich
942. LWC982J
Eastern National 431, LWC982J, Bristol RELH / Plaxton Panorama Elite II C47F, new July 1971.
Photo taken Saturday 11 November 1972, Holbrook
943. MHK798J
Richards of Moylgrove had a large number of Bedfords over the years. Seen at the depot is MHK798J, a former Harris of Grays Bedford YRQ with Plaxton bodywork, new to Harris in 1971 and seen here at Richards depot in 1992 when twenty odd years old.
Photo taken August 1992, Moylgrove, South West Wales
944. NUP133J
Primrose (Graham, Winlaton Mill) NUP133J, an A E C Reliance 6MU4R built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1979, Bishop Auckland Market Place
945. OJX61K
Calderdale 261, OJX61K, an AEC Reliance/Plaxton Derwent, new to Halifax "B" Fleet in 1971.
Photo taken summer of 1972, Crossfield Bus Station
946. OJX61K
Calderdale 261, OJX61K seen at Lee Wood Road/Heptonstall Road approaching Hebden Bridge from Burnley, was an AEC 6MU2R Reliance with Plaxton Derwent II DP45F body.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Lee Wood Road/Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge
947. OJX61K
Calderdale 261, OJX61K, seen in the country lanes of the route from Burnley to Leeds, was an A.E.C. 6MU2R Reliance with a Plaxton Derwent II DP45F body.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, The Long Causeway, Mereclough
948. PJX914K
Sheard's of Halifax PJX914K, a Bedford YRQ with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C45F body, bought new in 1971, seen descending the upper part of Broad Street, Halifax, with the old Cross Field Bus Station in the background.
Photo taken Late 1971, Broad Street, Halifax
949. RUP170K
O.K. Motor Services, Bishop Auckland RUP170K, taking part in the National Coach Rally, was a Bedford YRQ with a Plaxton Elite Express II C45F body and is seen in Wigan at the start of the road section before departing for Blackpool.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 1972, National Coach Rally, Wigan
950. RUP587K
The Eden (Summerson), West Auckland, RUP587K, a Bedford YRQ built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1976, Rectory Lane, Guisborough
951. RUP958K
Gypsy Queen of Langley Park, RUP958K, a Bedford YRQ built in 1971/2 with Plaxton Derwent B49F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1973, Millburngate, Durham
952. TJH449H
Seen in Blackpool is TJH449J of Ede, Par. This was a Seddon Pennine IV-V8 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C51F body. It was one of a pair which had been new to Knightswood, Watford.
Photo taken Saturday 12 April 1975, Blackpool
953. TVN663J
Primrose Valley Coaches of Filey TVN663J, a Bedford VAS5 built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama C29F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1976, Primrose Valley depot near Filey
954. UFJ229J
UFJ229J had been new in June 1971 as Greenslades, Exeter 300 and was a Bristol RELH6G with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C44F body.
Photo taken Monday 31 August 1981, Scarborough
955. URU32J
Excelsior Group, Bournemouth, URU32J, a Ford R192 built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C41F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Guisborough off Rectory Lane
956. UUF324J
National Travel North East former Southdown 1824, UUF324J, a Leyland PSU3B/4RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II body.
Photo taken Sunday 9 May 1976, Holme Street, Liversedge, near Heckmondwike
957. UUF325J
Preparing to leave Victoria Coach Station on a tour to Edinburgh & The Trossachs is Southdown 1825, UUF325J, a Leyland PSU3B/4RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C32F body.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1971, Victoria Coach Station
958. UUF329J
Here's one for our Southdown fans, preserved ex Southdown 1829, UUF329J, a 1971 Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4RT with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II body.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 2010, Madeira Drive, Brighton
959. UUF329J
Southdown 1829, UUF329J, a Leyland PSU3B/4RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C32F body.
Photo taken Jan 1986, West Riding Auto's Belle Isle Depot, Barnsley Road, Wakefield
960. UUF340J
Southdown 1840, UUF340J, a 1971 Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R with Plaxton 32 seat body, one of a batch of 24 bought for extend tour work hence the low seating capacity. It is seen here when working for Amberly Travel of Pudsey with a considerably increased seating capacity.
Photo taken 1994, Leeds Central Bus Station
961. UUF340J
The former Southdown 1840 UUF340J, a Leyland PSU3B/4RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II bodywork. Originally new as a 32 seat touring coach, it was subsequently reseated with 44 rather less comfortable seats.
Photo taken April 1988, Pudsey Bus Station
962. VMA7J
This Plaxton "Panorama Elite" C53F bodied Seddon Pennine IV VMA7J was operated by R.Bullock (Transport) Ltd. of Cheadle, Cheshire. It was new in 1971.
Photo taken Sunday 14 March 1971, Depot, Cheadle
963. VPY717J
Colledge Coaches, Guisborough, VPY717J, a Bedford SB5 built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1971, Guisborough
964. VUR228J
Best, London W.5 VUR228J was an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C50F body new in July 1971 and is seen here at the Tower of London. It was later re-registered to VUR 228K.
Photo taken Saturday 2 October 1971, Tower of London
965. VUR228K
VUR228K was an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C50F body new in July 1971 as VUR228J to Best, London W.5 and is seen here outside St. Paul's Cathedral in London. It had been re-registered some months after delivery.
Photo taken Saturday 1 April 1972, City of London St. Paul's Cathedral
966. VUR230K
Best, London emphasised the length of their coaches when 12 metre ones were uncommon and here this rear view, taken at Wembley Stadium, of VUR230K, an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II body refers to the 40' length which probably meant more to the general public than 12 metres. This had entered service in July 1971, carrying VUR 230J.
Photo taken Saturday 28 April 1973, Wembley Stadium
967. VVN108J
Burrell's Coaches, Newsham, VVN108J, a Ford R192 built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C45F bodywork. This had been new to Smith of Dalton (near Thirsk).
Photo taken early 1980s, Galgate, Barnard Castle
968. WDG574J
Pulham, Bourton-on-the-Water WDG574J, seen in the Coach Station in Cheltenham, was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F body.
Photo taken Saturday 7 August 1971, Cheltenham Coach Station
969. WJG470J
Preserved ex East Kent WJG470J is an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR with Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 2009, Marine Parade, Worthing
970. WJG472J
Having just turned from Buckingham Palace Road into Semley Place, Victoria and about to enter the Coach Station, is East Kent, Canterbury WJG472J, an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F body, new in June 1971.
Photo taken Monday 31 May 1971, Semley Place, London Victoria
971. XAW326K
Malta Y-0335, a Bedford YRQ built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C45F bodywork. This had been new to Hampson of Oswestry registered XAW326K and was operated by Mifsud, Qormi, when taken at Cirkewwa ferry terminal with a load for Valletta. It subsequently became DBY335.
Photo taken January 1997?, Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal, Malta
972. XJH427K
Worldwide, London S.E.5 XJH427K was a Leyland PSU5/4R with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C50F body which was seen at Yelverton during a West Country tour.
Photo taken Monday 26 July 1971, Yelverton
973. XJR108J
Parish's MS, Morda, Oswestry, XJR108J, a Bedford YRQ built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Oswestry
974. XTY616J
Wansbeck Motor Services, Ashington, XTY616J, a Bedford YRQ built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1973, Redcar Racecourse
975. XVY198J
Malta route bus Y-0351, a Bedford YRQ built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C45F bodywork. Operated by Nazzareno Caruana, Zabbar, this had been new as York Pullman 98, registered XVY198J. It was beginning to acquire Maltese livery flourishes whilst it was losing trim.
Photo taken 1993, Valletta bus station
976. XWO937J
XWO937J was new as Red & White RC271 in May 1971 and was one of two Bristol RELH6Ls with Plaxton C51F bodies delivered that year. A further two, RC371J and RC471J were delivered to the Jones, Aberbeeg fleet. Unusually they were fitted with top-sliding windows and carried no style designation but were otherwise to the Panorama Elite II design. RC271 is seen at the Council Depot in Craneford Way, Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 15 January 1972, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
977. YHA309J
Between October 1970 and March 1971 Midland Red, Smethwick put 100 Ford R192s into service with Plaxton Derwent II B45F bodies and 6309, YHA309J, was seen in Ludlow.
Photo taken Thursday 5 August 1971, Ludlow
978. YHA360J
Midland Red 6360, YHA360J, a Class F1 Ford R192 built in 1971 with Plaxton Derwent II B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Stratford on Avon
979. YHA361J
Former Midland Red 361, YHA361J, a shortened Ford R192 with Plaxton bodywork with an unknown owner when photographed here.
Photo taken Sunday 2 October 2005, an industrial estate near Marsh Barton. Exeter
980. YHA363J
Midland Red surprisingly bought a large fleet of Plaxton bodied Ford R192 chassis in the early seventies. Seen in Leicester is 6363, YHA363J, a 1971 example.
Photo taken Friday 15 May 1981, Charles Street, Leicester
981.
New in November 1972 to Edwards, Lydbrook, EDG577L seen at the Council Depot in Craneford Way, Twickenham, was a Leyland PSU3B/4R Leopard with a Plaxton Elite Express III C51F body eligible for the bus-grant scheme of the time by virtue of the wide entrance with the two piece doors among other requirements.
Photo taken Saturday 6 January 1973, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
982.
A super-lightweight body from Plaxtons! Originally all work was carried out at the Seamer Road works but, as demand outstripped the capacity of the site, a new facility was opened on the Eastfields estate. Bodies were completed up to this stage at Seamer Road and then driven to the Eastfields site for finishing. Later the Seamer Road works were closed and all work was carried out at Eastfields. Seen in Seamer Road, this is one of the six Leyland PSU3B/4R Leopards which became Trimdon Motor Services TUP333-338K with Elite Express II bodies..
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Seamer Road, Scarborough
983. AAJ286K
Maude's Coaches, Barnard Castle, AAJ286K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite Express II C53F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1983, Harmire Road, Barnard Castle
984. ADG336K
Black and White switched to Bristol RE coaches following their experiences with the ill fated Daimler Roadliner. Seen after sale by Black and White is 336, ADG336K, a Plaxton bodied Bristol RELH6G delivered in 1972 near the end of Black and White as a separate entity. When photographed the vehicle was working for Viking Tours in York.
Photo taken 1996, Exhibition Square, York
985. AFV214L
Seen in Wigan at the start of the National Coach Rally was AFV241L, a Ford R226 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C53F body of Smiths Atalanta, Blackpool.
Photo taken Saturday 7 April 1973, Wigan
986. ANM136L
ANM136L was a Ford R226 with a Plaxton Elite Express III body belonging to Dell, Chesham which is seen in one of the coach parks at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 14 April 1973, Wembley Stadium
987. BKH921K
East Yorkshire MS 921, BKH921K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C49F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Valley Road Coach Park, Scarborough
988. BNL635K
Moor-Dale Coaches, Newcastle, BNL635K, a Bedford VAS5 built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama III C29F bodywork. Actually new to the Curtis part of the group but seen here with Moor-Dale fleetname in corporate colours.
Photo taken August 1972, Guisborough
989. BPS987K
J Leask & Son, Lerwick, Shetland, BPS987K, a Bedford YRQ built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite Express II C45F bodywork, evidence that operators in Orkney/Shetland did sometimes buy new vehicles.
Photo taken August 1973, Lerwick
990. CAR164K
Frames, London W.C.1 CAR164K was one of four (CAR164/5/7/8K) AEC 6U3ZR Reliances with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C49D bodies new in 1972.
Photo taken Saturday 1 April 1972, City of London St. Paul's Cathedral
991. CAR166K
Rickards, Brentford CAR166K was an AEC 6U3ZR Reliance with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C49D body chosen to reduce the delays in unloading/loading at the numerous stopping points on their London Sightseeing Tours.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1975, Horse Guards Avenue, London Whitehall
992. DDC105K
Greenpeace DDC105K, a Ford R192 built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II bodywork. Taken in Middlesbrough but still very much on home territory as this had been new to Begg, Thornaby
Photo taken May 1984, Middlesbrough
993. DDF300L
DDF300L, new in August 1972 to Edwards, Lydbrook, was an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Elite Express II C53F body elegible for the bus-grant scheme of the time by virtue of the wide entrance with the two piece doors among other requirements. It was seen at Twickenham, at the Council Depot in Craneford Way.
Photo taken Saturday 17 March 1973, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
994. DDN403K
York Pullman 103, DDN403K was a 1972 Bedford YRQ with Plaxton C45F bodywork which operated for Pullman between 1972 and 1975.
Photo taken c.1975, Exhibition Square, York
995. DTY298K
H E Craiggs, Amble, DTY298K, a Bedford SB5 built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama III C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1975, Redcar Racecourse
996. EUD256K
New to Chiltern Queens of Woodcote in 1972, AEC Reliance EUD256K carries Plaxton Derwent bodywork of a type more usually seen in the north of England and was relatively rare in southern England.
Photo taken Sunday 18 August 2013, Oxford Bus Museum
997. EUD256K
Plaxton Derwent bodies appear relatively rare in the Home Counties, but Chiltern Queens, Woodcote chose one as B47F for EUD256K their AEC Reliance 6MU3R new in March 1972. It's framed by early car park automation at the western end of their trunk service A to Wallingford and Reading.
Photo taken Saturday 16 April 1983, Didcot Station
998. FBU778K
Stott, Oldham FBU778K was a Bristol LH6L with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C45F body which was seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton whilst taking part in the 18th British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 23 April 1972, Madeira Drive, Brighton
999. HHA174L
Primrose Valley of Filey were running a selection of lightweight buses and coaches in the early eighties. Seen at the depot is former Midland Red Ford R1014, 174, HHA174L with Plaxton Derwent 45 seat body. New to Midland Red in 1972 it was acquired by Primrose Valley some 7 years later.
Photo taken Tuesday 26 June 1984, Filey
1,000. JMC122K
Glenton, London S.E.14 took delivery of four Plaxton Panorama Elite II C34C bodied A.E.C. 6MU4R Reliances in 1972 and JMC122K, the second one, is seen here on Eccleston Bridge in London which was Glenton's central London terminal point for their tours. One of their Directors was always present to oversee the departures. Glenton continued to specify centre entrances on their coaches up to and including the 1981 deliveries.
Photo taken Sunday 30 June 1974, Eccleston Bridge, London Victoria
1,001. JMC123K
JMC123K and TME131M, 1972/74 AEC Reliance 6MU4R/Plaxton C34C, new to Glenton Tours
Photo taken Friday 9 July 1982, Alton Towers
1,002. JRK622K
Grey-Green (Cowie), London N16 JRK622K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1977?, London King's Cross
1,003. JVO789K
Wembley Stadium is the setting for JVO789K, a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Panorama III C41F body new as Gash, Newark B29 in 1972.
Photo taken Saturday 11 March 1972, Wembley Stadium
1,004. JYT611K
JYT611K of Timpson, London S.E.6 was an A.E.C. 6MU4R Reliance which had a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C41F body. It marked a change in the livery with this batch JYT 606-613K, new in May 1972, being the first to be delivered in this white and purple livery. In this view it is turning from Buckingham Palace Road into Pimlico Road, followed by one of the B.O.A.C Atlanteans.
Photo taken Saturday 17 June 1972, Buckingham Palace Road, London
1,005. LAL314K
Gent-Walker Coaches, Acomb, York, LAL314K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite Express II C53F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1986
1,006. LBW185L
Smith (t/a Heyfordian), Upper Heyford LBW185L, which entered service in November 1972, was the first Volvo B58H-56 to enter service in this country apart from BUS 653K, the Alexander bodied demonstrator for Ailsa, Barrhead which had entered service in June. It had a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C51F body and is seen in Olympic Way arriving at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1974, Wembley Stadium
1,007. LDC465L
Plaxton Panorama Elite III C45F bodywork was carried by LDC465L of Begg, Thornaby which was a Bedford YRQ seen at William Street coachpark in Scarborough.
Photo taken Thursday 16 August 1973, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
1,008. LLR700K
Mosborough Transport, Mosborough LLR700K was a Seddon Pennine 6 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C44F body seen in Wigan at the start of the road section of the National Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 1972, Parson's Walk, Wigan
1,009. LNK787L
Seen at the British Coach Rally at Brighton is Sampson, Cheshunt 25, LNK787L, a Leyland PSU5/4R Leopard with Plaxton Panorama Elite III C57F body. This shot in addition to showing the continental step feature also shows a small luggage locker immediately to the right of the engine access flap. By using a piano hinge and mounting it just below the side moulding, the flap is hardly noticeable.
Photo taken Sunday 15 April 1973, Brighton
1,010. MBU430L
MBU430L of Best, London W.5 seen in Eric Road, London N.W.10 was an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C50F body built to the 12 metre length.
Photo taken Sunday 1 April 1973, Church Road, Brent Park, London NW10
1,011. MRO191L
Seen on Horseguards Avenue, Whitehall was MRO191L of Spanish Speaking Services, London N.W.1. This rear view shows the styling of the Plaxton Panorama Elite III C53F body on a Bedford YRT chassis.
Photo taken Saturday 17 March 1973, Horse Guards Avenue, London Whitehall
1,012. MYG759K
A seasonal view of Pennine Motor Services MYG759K, a 1972 Plaxton bodied Bedford YRQ. This vehicle had been new to Laycock of Barnoldswick who Pennine took over in August 1972.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 January 1973, Skipton Bus Station
1,013. MYG761K
Pennine Motor Services, Gargrave MYG761K, a Bedford YRQ with Plaxton Panorama Elite III C45F body, new to Ezra Laycock of Barnoldswick in 1972.
Photo taken 1973, Car and coach park, Jerry Croft, Skipton
1,014. NEK19K
Seen whilst passing through York, on delivery from Plaxton's at Scarborough, is Smith, Wigan NEK19K, a Ford R226 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F body, one of ten new that year.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, St Leonards Place, York
1,015. OPT995K
OPT995K was an AEC Reliance 6MU4R with Plaxton C45F bodywork which had been new in 1972 to Gillett Bros of Quarrington Hill. Here it is waiting to leave Durham for Hartlepool, a journey taking 85 minutes.
Photo taken c 1974, Millburngate, Durham
1,016. OWR266K
A second Pennine picture, this time 1972 Leyland Leopard OWR266K is partially hidden by later Leopard NWT839V.
Photo taken Saturday 26 March 1983, Skipton Bus Station
1,017. OWR266K
OWR266K was a Leyland PSU3B/4R Leopard of Simpson & Windle (Pennine Motor Services), Gargrave seen in Skipton, and had a Plaxton Elite Express II C49F body, being new in June 1972.
Photo taken Thursday 26 August 1976, Skipton
1,018. OWY197K
It is now just over a year since the sad demise of Pennine Motor Services. A shot taken when this was a long way in the future reminds us of what we lost. Seen in Skipton is Pennine OWY197K, a 1972 Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopard acquired with the business of Laycock of Barnoldswick in 1972.
Photo taken Saturday 23 March 1985, Skipton Bus Station
1,019. OWY197K
Simpson & Windle (Pennine Motor Services), Gargrave OWY197K was a Leyland PSU3B/4R Leopard with a Plaxton Elite Express II C49F body seen in the Bus Station in Skipton.
Photo taken Wednesday 10 April 1974, Skipton Bus Station
1,020. PNO684K
Seen in Battersea Park, London was PNO684K, a Ford R226 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F body, numbered 32 in the fleet of Osborne, Tollesbury.
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1972, London Battersea Park
1,021. PWE713K
A more "run of the mill" coach with Booth & Fisher Ltd. of Halfway was PWE713K, an AEC Reliance (6MU4R 8101) with C51F Plaxton "Elite Express II" body dating from July 1972.
Photo taken Friday 20 April 1973, Depot, Halfway
1,022. RWW122L
Seen leaving Wembley Stadium is RWW122L of Shaw (Dene Coaches), Dobcross, a Leyland PSU3B/4R Leopard with a Plaxton Elite Express II C51F body.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1973
1,023. TPT6K
TPT6K was a Leyland PSU5/4R Leopard with a Plaxton Elite Express II C68F body of Weardale, Frosterley new in May 1972.
Photo taken Bishop Auckland Bus Station
1,024. TPT6K
TPT6K, a Leyland PSU5/4R Leopard, was new to Weardale Motor Services, Frosterley in May 1972 with a Plaxton Elite Express II C68F body.
Photo taken Shittlehopeburn Garage, Stanhope
1,025. TPT6K
A nearside view of TPT6K, a Leyland PSU5/4R Leopard which was new to Weardale Motor Services, Frosterley in May 1972 with a Plaxton Elite Express II C68F body.
Photo taken Shittlehopeburn Depot, Stanhope
1,026. TPT6K
Weardale MS TPT6K, a Leyland Leopard PSU5/4R built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite Express II C68F bodywork. The route blind suggests it was working (or soon to work) the X21 Newcastle service.
Photo taken early/mid 1980s, North Terrace, Crook
1,027. TUP336K
Trimdon Motor Services, Trimdon Grange, TUP336K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite Express II DP51F bodywork. Sporting the leaping leopard acquired after Heaps Tours of Leeds came under common ownership.
Photo taken July 1974, Bishop Auckland Market Place
1,028. TUP337K
Heaps Tours, TUP337K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1977, Redcar Racecourse
1,029. UFX520L
UFX520L was a Bedford YRT with a Plaxton Elite Express III C53F body belonging to Rossmore, Sandbanks seen at Wembley Stadium. This was fitted with the optional roof mounted destination box referred to as the "Bristol Dome" since it was normally fitted to Bristol models.
Photo taken Saturday 1 September 1973, Wembley Stadium
1,030. UOO659L
Seen in the demonstration park at Earls Court during the 1972 Commercial Motor Show was Ford demonstrator UOO659L which was an R192 with a Plaxton Elite Express III C45F body.
Photo taken Friday 22 September 1972, London Earls Court
1,031. UPT50K
OK Travel, Bishop Auckland, UPT50K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1990, off Rectory Lane, Guisborough
1,032. VPT673L
Bickers VPT673L, AEC Reliance / Plaxton. Ex United Auto, new to Gillett Bros.
Photo taken October 1980, Old Cattle Market, Ipswich
1,033. VPT673L
Gillett Bros, Quarrington Hill, VPT673L, an A E C Reliance 6MU2RA built in 1972/3 with Plaxton Derwent bodywork.
Photo taken June 1973, Bishop Auckland Market Place
1,034. VPX640K
Seen in the coach park at London Zoo was VPX640K of Gale, Haslemere. It was a Seddon Pennine 6 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F body.
Photo taken Sunday 22 July 1973, London Zoo, Regents Park
1,035. WPV100L
Brand new Ipswich Coach Company WPV100L, Ford R192 / Plaxton Elite.
Photo taken August 1972, Ipswich
1,036. WTL938K
Rochester & Marshall, Great Whittington, WTL938K, a Bedford YRQ built in 1972 with Plaxton Derwent DP43F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1984, Hexham Bus Station
1,037. XET970K
Riley Coaches of Rotherham 40, XET970K, a Bedford YRQ built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1973, Redcar Racecourse
1,038. XGV685K
Chambers XGV685K, a Bedford YRQ with Plaxton Elite Express body.
Photo taken March 1973, Colchester Bus Station
1,039. YAJ895K
Saltburn MS 61, YAJ895K, a Bedford YRQ built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C45F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1973, Saltburn MS Saltburn Garage
1,040. YVC407L
Coventry 407, YVC407L, a Ford R226 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C49F body seen at the R.T.I.T.B. at High Ercall.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1973, High Ercall
1,041. AUP651L
This late model Bedford VAS5 (Leyland engine) AUP651L carries a Plaxton Panorama body. It was new to Weardale of Frosterly in 1973 and they sold it to a Devon firm some two years later.
Photo taken Sunday 9 October 2011, Jerry Croft, Skipton
1,042. BTB779L
Fishwick & Brindle C3, BTB779L, was a Leyland PSU3B/4RT Leopard with a Plaxton Elite Express III C49F body and was seen in Station Road, Chingford on its way to the Cub & Scout Jamboree at Gilwell Park, Epping Forest.
Photo taken Saturday 7 July 1973, Station Road, Chingford
1,043. CAW481L
Parish's MS, Morda, Oswestry, CAW481L, a Bedford YRQ built in 1973 with Plaxton Panorama Elite Express III C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Oswestry
1,044. CBA996L
Bedford J2 Coach CBA996L with a Plaxton C17F body, new in 1973 to Salford C.C.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1997, Aston Transport Museum, Birmingham
1,045. CPT196L
Seen in Spennymoor is CPT196L, a Bedford YRQ with a Plaxton Derwent II B45F body of Summerson, West Auckland.
Photo taken Tuesday 7 August 1979, Spennymoor Bus Station
1,046. CPT197L
The Eden (Summerson Bros) operated CPT197L, a Bedford YRQ with Plaxton B49F bodywork, which was new in June 1973. It is seen on layover outside the depot, the terminus of the hourly service to Spennymoor.
Photo taken c.1975, The Eden Garage, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
1,047. CSJ400L
Arran Transport, Brodick, CSJ400L was a Bedford YRQ with Plaxton Elite Express C45F body new in April 1973, sold to a Lochgilphead operator in August 1984.
Photo taken Friday 23 May 1975, Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran
1,048. DED978L
Warrington 4, DED978L, a Leyland PSU3B/4R Leopard with a Plaxton Elite Express III C49F body seen at the R.T.I.T.B. at High Ercall.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1973, High Ercall
1,049. FP5992
A Plaxton Elite Express III C45F body was fitted to this Bedford YRQ of Bland, Cottesmore new in 1973. The registration number was carried previously by Bland's A.E.C. 9822S Regal IV with a Willowbrook DP41F body new in July 1953.
1,050. GNL117L
Hunter, Seaton Delaval 31, GNL117L the second order with bus grant contrasted with Atlantean 30 by purchase of the popular combination of Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R with Plaxton Panorama Elite Express body.
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 1975, Park View, Whitley Bay
1,051. JAF924L
Harris's Coaches (D B Harris) of Summercourt operated two services into Truro. Their JAF924L, a Bedford SB5 with Plaxton C41F bodywork which was bought new in March 1973 is awaiting passengers for the journey to Foxhole via St Stephen.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Truro, The Green
1,052. LHU662L
Partridge Leyland Leopard / Plaxton C47F LHU662L, ex-Bristol Omnibus Company, new to them in July 1973 as their 2165.
Photo taken Autumn 1988, Ipswich
1,053. MHD770L
Hebble 60, MHD770L, was a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R with a Plaxton C47F body dating from 1973. This batch of six coaches were the last to be purchased by Hebble before the takeover on 1st January 1974 by National Travel (North East) in whose ownership it is seen. It continued to bear the Hebble name until 1975.
Photo taken July 1974, Crich Tramway Museum
1,054. MTX949L
Carrying a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C49F body on an A.E.C. 6MU4R Reliance chassis, MTX949L was one of five similar coaches new to Edwards Bros., Beddau between January and March 1973. It is seen here at the Council Depot in Craneford Way, Twickenham and was the fourth of the coaches.
Photo taken Saturday 17 March 1973, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
1,055. NTY742M
Northern Clubs Federation Brewery operated NTY742M, a Bedford VAS5 built in 1973 with Plaxton Panorama IV C29F bodywork. This had been new to Rochester & Marshall of Great Whittington.
Photo taken Thursday 16 July 1987, Newcastle Central Station
1,056. PGW661L
Grey Green PGW661L, Leyland Leopard / Plaxton C49F, new in May 1973.
Photo taken February 1974, Ipswich
1,057. PHA371M
Former Midland Red 371, PHA371M, a shortened Ford R192 with Plaxton bodywork with no visible owner
Photo taken Sunday 2 October 2005, an industrial estate near Marsh Barton. Exeter
1,058. PMA596L
Seen at the Wigan Athletic F.C. ground at Springfield Park, Wigan is Bostock, Congleton 1, PMA596L, a Bedford VAS5 with a Plaxton Panorama IV C29F body which is about to commence the road section of the National Coach Rally which will take it to Blackpool for the driving tests and the Concours d'Elegance.
Photo taken Saturday 7 April 1973, Springfield Park, Wigan
1,059. RDE567M
Silcox, Pembroke Dock 131, RDE567M, was a Bristol LHL6L with a Plaxton Elite Express III C51F body fitted with the "Bristol Dome" destination box. Seen at Victoria Coach Station presumably on hire to Associated Motorways.
Photo taken Sunday 22 June 1975, London Victoria Coach Station
1,060. RRF232L
A slightly newer than normal vehicle in order to show the livery of Byrnes of Leek, a company acquired by Berresfords in 1960. A number of coaches were maintained in Byrne's blue livery and RRF232L a 1973 Plaxton C53F bodied Bedford YRT is seen in the coach park at Blackpool in October 1982.
Photo taken Oct 1982, Blackpool Coach Park
1,061. RRM915M
Wright Bros RRM915M is a Bedford YRQ with Plaxton Panorama III C45F bodywork, new in 1973, is still in daily use. It is seen outside Nenthead depot.
Photo taken Wednesday 4 March 2015, Central Garage, Nenthead
1,062. SHN118L
United Automobile Services 1318, SHN118L, a Bristol REMH6G with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C49F body is seen in Hartlepool whilst operating service 329 to Middlesbrough. A Barton vehicle can be seen on the right.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1979, Hartlepool Bus Station
1,063. SWT771M
This one was new to Wallace Arnold, Leeds as 102 EUA in 1963 with a Plaxton Embassy C49C body, and was withdrawn in January 1973 after an accident. The remains were acquired by Edwards & Navey (Independent Coachways), Horsforth, the body scrapped and the chassis rebuilt and reconditioned before being fitted with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C49F body and being re-registered SWT771M in April 1974.
Photo taken Saturday 18 May 1974, Midland Road, St. Pancras, London
1,064. TPX117K
TPX117K was a Ford R226 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F body new to Billingshurst Coaches. It was seen in Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh whilst operating a rail replacement service for South West Trains.
Photo taken Sunday 15 May 1977, Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh
1,065. UJX920M
Slightly outside the normal time frame for the website is Halifax 10, UJX920M, a 1973 Leyland Leopard PSU4B/2R with Plaxton 45 seat bodywork. In my opinion this is one of the all time classics and one of the best looking buses built in the last 50 years.
Photo taken Sunday 4 August 2013, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
1,066. UJX920M
The late Geoff Hilditch had definite views on what the rear of a single deck bus should look like. This Leyland Leopard PSU4B/2R carries a Plaxton body but this design was also built by Willowbrook among others. Does anyone else see shades of the early Paxton Derwent body seen on a recent posting of a West Riding Leopard. The bus was 10, UJX920M, in the Halifax fleet and dates from 1973.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 2015, Trans Pennine Rally Harrogate
1,067. UWX596L
Simpson & Windle (Pennine Motor Services), Gargrave UWX596L, seen in the Bus Station in Skipton, was a Leyland PSU3B/4R Leopard with a Plaxton Elite Express II C51F body.
Photo taken Wednesday 10 April 1974, Skipton Bus Station
1,068. VWU495L
Blue Line (Morgan), Armthorpe, VWU495L, a Bedford SB5 built in 1973 with Plaxton Panorama IV C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1973, Redcar Racecourse
1,069. VWY841L
VWY841L was a Ford R226 with Duple C53F body new in 1973 to Baddeley Bros. Holmfirth as their 114.
Photo taken early 1980s
1,070. YWU200L
Seen leaving William Street coach park in Scarborough, YWU200L was an A.E.C. 6MU4R Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C45F body, one of two operated by Austin-Wardline, Robin Hood, to whom it had been new in July.
Photo taken Wednesday 15 August 1973, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
1,071. GPA846N
Tillingbourne, Gomshall GPA846N was a Bedford YRQ with a Plaxton Derwent II B45F body seen at Putney Bridge Station whilst operating a rail replacement service for London Underground. It was one of eight such buses built in 1974 spread among five operators.
Photo taken Sunday 22 June 1975, Putney Bridge Station
1,072. NTW438M
NTW438M was new as a demonstrator for the Ford Motor Company, a Ford R1014 with a Plaxton Derwent II B45F body.
Photo taken 1975, Consett Bus Station
1,073. ONN288M
Barton Transport Leyland Leopard 1405, ONN288M after this tree fell on the bus just after it had completed a school contract near Melton Mowbray.
Photo taken late 1980s
1,074. PHA370M
Preserved Midland Red West PHA370M, a shortened Ford R192 with Plaxton Derwent 23 seat coach body. It was new in May 1974 with a 45 seat bus body.
Photo taken 2005, Wythall Transport Museum
1,075. RWW261M
Photographed whilst participating in the driving tests at the National Coach Rally in Blackpool, RWW261M was a Mercedes-Benz O.302 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C53F body operated by J.C. Bruton (t/a Blueways), London S.W.11
Photo taken Saturday 6 April 1974, Blackpool
1,076. RWW261M
A rear view of a Mercedes-Benz O.302 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C53F body, RWW261M, seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton during the British Coach Rally. It was operated by J.C. Bruton (t/a Blueways), London S.W.11
Photo taken Saturday 20 April 1974, Brighton
1,077. RWX180M
Seen outside Pond Street Bus Station in Sheffield is RWX180M of A. & C. Wigmore, Dinnington. It was a Bedford YRT with a Plaxton Derwent II B54F body.
Photo taken Thursday 11 April 1974, Pond Street Bus Station, Sheffield
1,078. TJH685M
A rear view of Rickards, Brentford TJH685M, a Bedford YRT with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C53F body, and CAR163K an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C51F body seen at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
Photo taken Saturday 20 July 1974, near St. Paul's Cathedral, City of London
1,079. UPT6N
Weardale, Frosterley UPT6N was a rare Leyland PSU3B/3R Leopard wth a Plaxton Elite Express III DP59F body seen at Wolsingham.
Photo taken Tuesday 7 August 1979, Front Street, Wolsingham
1,080. GNM232N
H.R. Richmond, Epsom (t/a Epsom Coaches) GNM232N was a Bristol LHS6L with a Plaxton Supreme C33F body seen at Wembley Stadium. This was one of three new in 1975.
Photo taken Saturday 10 May 1980, Wembley Stadium
1,081. GYT146N
Plaxton Panorama Elite III C34C bodywork was carried by GYT146N which was an A.E.C. 6MU4R Reliance in the fleet of Glenton, London S.E.14. It is seen here on Eccleston Bridge, the central London terminal point for their tours about to depart for a 'Highlights of Britain' tour.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1975, Eccleston Bridge, London Victoria
1,082. HEK914N
Seen at their garage in Wigan is HEK914N, a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C57F bodied Seddon Pennine 6 of Smith, Wigan.
Photo taken Saturday 12 April 1975, Wigan
1,083. HTO90N
Derby (Blue Bus Services) 15, HTO90N, seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton was a Leyland PSU3B/4R Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C47F body.
Photo taken Sunday 20 April 1975, Madeira Drive, Brighton
1,084. KBR252N
KBR252N was a Volvo B58-61 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III DP68F body of Stanhope Motor Services.
Photo taken Frosterley Depot
1,085. KPM429P
KPM429P was a Bristol LH6L with a Plaxton Elite Express III C45F body operating on one of the stage carriage services of J. Lambley (A.B.C. Taxis), Guildford.
Photo taken Guildford
1,086. LPT176P
A line-up of buses belonging to The Eden (Summerson Bros), all spotlessly clean and ready for their next duties and all but one new to The Eden.
Photo taken c 1975, The Eden Garage, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
1,087. LUG515P
Yorkshire Rider 8515, LUG515P, 1975 Leyland Leopard PSU4C/4R/Plaxton DP43F, one of the Yorkshire Rider Leopards repainted in WYRCC colours.
Photo taken Thursday 15 February 1990, Shipley
1,088. RWT528R
West Yorkshire PTE 8528, RWT528R, was from the final batch of Plaxton Derwent-bodied Leopards delivered to West Yorkshire PTE and was less than two years old when photographed on 28th January 1979 near Greenfield station.
Photo taken Sunday 28 January 1979, near Greenfield Station
1,089. PEB2R
Kenzie's of Shepreth PEB2R, a Bedford YMT with Plaxton Supreme body, owned by them from new.
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 2012
1,090. VOD627S
Devon General VOD627S, a Bristol LH with Plaxton Supreme Express bodywork new in 1978.
Photo taken in 1982, Drewsteignton, Devon
1,091. AJD165T
In March 1979 Glenton, London S.E.15 put into service five Leyland PSU4E/4R Leopards with Plaxton Supreme IV C34C bodies, AJD 162-166T. All five were withdrawn in October 1979 and passed to Yeates (dealer), Loughborough who rebuilt them to C45F, and AJD165T is seen in this form, still in Glenton livery, at Wembley Stadium with Craiggs, Amble, who acquired it in May 1980.
Photo taken Saturday 7 June 1980, Wembley Stadium
1,092. AJD166T
AJD166T, a Leyland PSU4E/4R Leopard with a Plaxton Supreme IV C34C body, was entered by Glenton, London S.E.15 in the British Coach Rally and is seen in Brighton. In March 1979 Glenton had put into service five of these coaches, AJD 162-166T. All five were withdrawn in October 1979 and passed to Yeates (dealer), Loughborough who rebuilt them to C45F.
Photo taken Saturday 21 April 1979, Marine Parade, Brighton
1,093. VHW266T
Seen at Springfield Park, Wigan at the start of the road section of the National Coach Rally is VHW266T of Munden (Crown Coaches), Bristol. This was a Leyland PSU3E/4R Leopard with a Plaxton Supreme IV C44FT body which is being driven by Len Munden who was possibly the only driver with only one arm to hold a P.S.V. driving licence.
Photo taken Saturday 7 April 1979, Springfield Park, Wigan