SCT '61 Photo Index
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1. CG9607
Gosport & Fareham 'Provincial' 24, CG9607, a 1934 AEC Regal 4 with Reading B35F Bodywork
Photo taken Monday 27 August 2007, Stokes Bay, Gosport
2. 1559
Watsons Greys of Guernsey 1559, a 1936 Albion rebodied in 1955 with a Reading B32F body and gaining a Morris engine/radiator in 1963. Seen here in the owners garden where he kindly moved it so that I could photograph this lovely bus
Photo taken 1976, Guernsey
3. EHO228
Gosport & Fareham 'Provincial' 55, EHO228, a 1942 Guy Arab I with Reading H30/26R bodywork
Photo taken Monday 27 August 2007, Stokes Bay, Gosport
4. EHO228
Provincial 35, BOR767, an AEC Regent with Park Royal body dating from 1936 and Provincial 55, EHO228, a Guy Arab I with Reading body dating from 1942
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 2009, Stokes Bay, Gosport
5. EHO228
Preserved Gosport & Fareham 'Provincial' 55, EHO228, a 1942 Guy Arab I with Reading H30/26R bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2015, Anstey Park, Alton
6. EHO228
Rear view of reserved Gosport & Fareham 'Provincial' 55, EHO228, a 1942 Guy Arab I with Reading H30/26R bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2015, Anstey Park, Alton
7. EHO869
Provincial 1943 built Guy Arab II 5LW with Park Royal utility bodywork was fleet no. 57 and registration EHO869.
Photo taken April 1954, Gosport Ferry Terminus
8. EHO869
Second shot of Provincial 57, EHO869, a 1943 built Guy Arab II 5LW originally with Park Royal utility bodywork but by now fitted with a Reading C030/24RD body.
Photo taken April 1954
9. 270MHO
270MHO, Provincial 59, with an AEC Regent II chassis built in 1946 and subsequently re-bodied by Reading of Portsmouth in 1964. BBF1 notes it as "Ex Hawkins" in 1962 and "14" in the Provincial fleet.
Photo taken 30 Jul 1971, Gosport Ferry Terminus
10. DTP812
Portsmouth 3, DTP812, was a Leyland PD1A with a Reading H26/26R body new in 1948.
Photo taken Saturday 14 January 1961, Guildhall, Portsmouth
11. 732
Watsons Greys of Guernsey 732, a 1949 Albion FT3AB with Reading B36F bodywork seen here in St Peter Port Bus Station
Photo taken 1976, St Peter Port Bus Station
12. 732
This is an Albion Victor with a Reading B36F body. The Guernsey registration is 732. Seen at St. Peter Port and operated by Watson Brothers of Guernsey.
Photo taken August 1966, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
13. ASV900
The driver of preserved Safeway Services coach ASV900 has time to speak to passengers at the end of his journey. Vehicle is a Dennis Lancet 3 with a Reading C33F body from 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 15 April 2012, Aldridge
14. 732
Guernsey Railway Company 22, 732, was an Albion FT3AB Victor with a Reading B36F body. Seen in the layover area of the St. Peter Port Bus Station, it had been new to Watson, St. Martin in February 1950, passing to Guernsey Railway Co. in February 1978.
Photo taken Friday 27 April 1979, St. Peter Port Bus Station
15. 732
A nearside view of Guernsey Railway Company 22, 732, which was an Albion FT3AB Victor with a Reading B36F body. It had been new to Watson, St. Martin in February 1950, passing to Guernsey Railway Co. In February 1978.
Photo taken Friday 27 April 1979, Guernsey
16. GMR967
GMR967 was a Leyland Comet with (apparently) Reading bodywork and had originally operated, as I understood it from Ted Heslop at the time, with an operator called Armstead of Newton Turny. However, once I decoded the Geordie accent I realised it was actually Newton Tony.
Photo taken Sunday 27 September 1987, Colliery Yard Garage, Acomb
17. GOW111
GOW111, seen in Windsor was an Albion Valiant CX39 new in 1950 with a Reading DP33F body which came to Blue Bus, Slough from Easson, Southampton in July 1958. Blue Bus ran a daily service from Windsor to Maidenhead although this one is showing Eton College as the destination for another of its services. Behind is Dennis Falcon HNT886.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, St Alban's Street, Windsor
18. HOR200
Little Wonder, Petersfield HOR200, a Reading C32F bodied Commer Avenger new in February 1950, seen at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
19. HOT851
HOT851, which had been new in May, was the first of two Leyland CPO1 Comets with Reading C33F bodies delivered to Chisnell (King Alfred), Winchester in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1959, Whipsnade Zoo
20. HOT852
Chisnell, Winchester (King Alfred) HOT852 was a Leyland CPO1 Comet with a Reading C33F body, one of two new in June 1950 and is seen at Hampton Court.
Photo taken Sunday 29 June 1958, Hampton Court
21. HOT853
Chisnell, Winchester (King Alfred) HOT853 was a Leyland PS1/1 Tiger with a Reading C33F body, one of two new in May 1950 and is seen at Hampton Court.
Photo taken Sunday 29 June 1958, Hampton Court
22. WRL16
A photograph of what can only be Rowe Hillmaster WRL16 with a Reading body taken at Winkleigh.
Photo taken Wednesday 27 July 2011, Winkleigh
23. J5567
This photo taken at the Weighbridge bus station in St Helier in the early seventies is of Jersey Motor Transport J5567, fleet No 44, a Leyland PS1 with a Reading B34F body new in 1951. The photo was taken at the time when JMT was in the process of changing their colour scheme from green and cream to blue and cream as seen on the vehicles parked around No 44.
Photo taken early seventies, St. Helier Weighbridge, Jersey
24. J5660
Jersey Motor Transport 49, J5660 was a May 1951 Leyland Tiger PS1/1 with Reading B34F body whose life was extended by OMO/OPO use.
Photo taken Saturday 15 May 1971, St Aubin
25. J5660
A rear view of Jersey Motor Transport 49, J5660, a Leyland PS1/1 new in May 1951 with a Reading B33F body seen in St. Helier.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 May 1973, St. Helier
26. J5742
Two disused JMT buses at Onibury, on the right J5742, a Dennis L8 Falcon with a Reading B34F body new in 1951 and on the left J13535, a 1949 Albion Victor with Reading body
Photo taken Sunday 30 April 1972, Onibury, Shropshire
27. 3992
Ex Watson's 21 (3992) was an Albion Victor FT39N/Reading B36F new in 1952 and withdrawn by GR in 1980. This and this and a Guernsey Railways Albion are seen at the very pleasant bus station in St Peter Port, the Island's main town.
Photo taken August 1978, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
28. 3992
Watsons Greys of Guernsey 3992 a 1952 Albion FT39N with Reading B36F body. The destination blind states TOWN which is how St Peter Port was shown on all bus services
Photo taken 1976, Pleinmont, Guernsey
29. 3992
Watson, St. Martin 3992 was an Albion FT39N with a Reading B36F body new in 1952 seen here at Pleinmont.
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 1973, Pleinmont
30. 3992
An interior view of Watson, St. Martin 3992 which was an Albion FT39N with a Reading B36F body new in 1952 seen here at Pleinmont.
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 1973, Pleinmont
31. 3992
An interior view to the rear of Watson, St. Martin 3992 which was an Albion FT39N with a Reading B36F body new in 1952 seen here at Pleinmont.
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 1973, Pleinmont
32. J3777
Four Dennis L8 Falcons joined the Jersey Motor Transport fleet in 1951, followed by a further two in 1952. J3777, numbered 15, was one of the 1952 deliveries and had a Reading B34F body, entering service in July 1952.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Jersey
33. J7669
Jersey Motor Transport 90, J7669, was an Albion FT39AN with a Reading B35F body new in March 1952 which is seen in the Weighbridge Bus Station in St. Helier.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 May 1973, Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
34. J7669
1953 saw the arrival with Jersey Motor Transport of five Albion FT39AN Victors, four having Reading B35F bodies and the last one having a Duple C34F body. J7669, number 90, with a Reading body is seen at the Weighbridge Bus Station.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Weighbridge Bus Station, St Helier
35. J7856
Jersey Motor Transport 89, J7856, was the first of four Albion FT39AN Victors with Reading B35F bodies to be delivered in 1953 and was new in February.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Weighbridge Bus Station, St Helier
36. 1787
The little Watson's Garage Ltd finally sold out to Guernsey Railway Co Ltd in February 1978. 20 (1787) was a 1954 Albion Victor FT39AN with Reading B36F body (to a square style, not the older-looking curved design favoured by Guernsey Motors/Railways). It never gained GR colours, being sold in 1980 for preservation on the mainland although it subsequently returned to Guernsey.
Photo taken August 1978, Guernsey
37. 1787
Watsons Greys of St Martins. Guernsey 1787 a 1954 Albion FT39AN with Reading B36F body. Watsons Greys were bought by Guernsey Railway in 1978.
Photo taken 1976, Pleinmont, Guernsey
38. 1787
Intransit Ltd, Guernsey Airport, Forest, 1787, a preserved Albion Victor FT39AN built in 1954 with Reading B35F bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 4 June 2016, Guernsey Airport
39. 1787
Guernsey Railway Company 20, 1787, was an Albion FT39AN, Victor with a Reading B36F body still in the livery of Watson, St. Martin to whom it had been new in June 1954 and from whom it had been acquired in February 1978. Alongside is Guernsey Railway Company 96, 14628, an Albion NS3AN Nimbus with a Reading B35F body new in April 1964.
Photo taken Friday 27 April 1979, Guernsey
40. 8226
Guernsey Albion's 76, reg 8226, and 94, reg 12726 with Reading B35F body new in 1963.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 August 1978, Grandes Rocques, Guernsey
41. J18003
1956 saw the arrival of five Albion FT39AN Victors with Reading B35F bodies to the Jersey Motor Transport fleet and J18003, 48, the first of them, new in April is seen at the Weighbridge Bus Station. It was withdrawn in October 1971 and scrapped.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Weighbridge Bus Station, St Helier
42. J18004
The fourth of five Albion FT39ANs with Reading B35F bodies new in 1956, J18004, Jersey Motor Transport 96 was new in June and was withdrawn in October 1972.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Weighbridge Bus Station, St Helier
43. J1411
Jersey Motor Transport 40, J1411, an Albion Victor FT39KAN with Reading FB39F body, new in 1958
Photo taken July 1968, St. Helier Weighbridge approach, Jersey
44. J1411
Jersey Motor Transport 40, J1411 was a 1958 Albion Victor FT39KAN with Reading FB35F body so my slide tells me, the bus isn't on BusView or Bus Lists on the Web.
Photo taken Saturday 22 May 1971, La Corbière terminus
45. J1411
Seen at Bouley is Jersey Motor Transport 40, J1411, which was an Albion FT39KAN with a Reading B35F body which had been new in March 1958
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Bouley
46. J1469
The third of four Albion FT39KANs with Reading B35F bodies new to Jersey Motor Transport in 1958 was J1469, numbered 51, which entered service in April.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Weighbridge Bus Station, St Helier
47. J1528
JMT Leyland PD2 52, J1528 and ex-LT RTL260, now JMT 655, J34655, at Gorey, Jersey.
Photo taken Gorey, Jersey
48. J8588
One of the five Jersey Motor Transport Leyland PD2/31s with Reading H31/28R bodies, delivered in 1958/9, 27, J8588, seen here out of St. Helier, headed West towards the A1 (Coast Road to St. Aubin's and beyond) on the island's longest bus route to St. Brelade's Bay.
Photo taken July 1968, Victoria Avenue/Esplanade, St. Helier, Jersey
49. J8587
Seen here at the Weighbridge Bus Station is Jersey Motor Transport 22, J8587, a Leyland PD2/31 with a Reading H31/28R body, the first of a pair new in June 1959, the last Reading double deckers delivered to Jersey.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Weighbridge Bus Station, St Helier
50. J8588
J8588, Jersey Motor Transport 27, was a Leyland PD2/31 with a Reading H31/28R body new in 1959 and was the second Reading double-deck body delivered to J.M.T.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Weighbridge Bus Station, St Helier
51. 1309
Guernsey Motors 23, 1309, a 1960 Albion Nimbus with Reading bodywork, acquired with the Watson's Grey business. The white number in the windscreen is the route number.
Photo taken 17 August 1979, St. Peter Port Bus Station, Guernsey
52. 1309
Watson, St. Martin 1309 seen at Pleinmont was an Albion NS3N Nimbus with a Reading B36F body new in 1960 and was Watson's newest bus.
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 1973, Pleinmont
53. 1309
A rear view of 1309 of Watson, St. Martin seen at Pleinmont. This was an Albion NS3N Nimbus with a Reading B36F body new in 1960 and was Watson's newest bus.
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 1973, Pleinmont
54. 1309
A rear view of Guernsey Railway Company 23, 1309, which was an Albion NS3N Nimbus with a Reading B36F body. It had been new to Watson, St. Martin in June 1960, was acquired in February 1978, and is seen in the parking area at the St. Peter Port Bus Station.
Photo taken Friday 27 April 1979, St. Peter Port Bus Station
55. 9434
Guernsey Railway 60, reg.no.9434, an Albion NS3N with a Reading B35F body, new in 1960.
Photo taken Tuesday 29 August 1978, Cobo Bay, Guernsey
56. J15767
J15767 of Holiday Tours, St. Helier was a Karrier BFD3023 with a Reading C14F body. New as 696BGO to El Al, Heathrow (non-P.S.V.) in 1960, it was acquired in October 1967 but did not enter service until May 1969 and is seen at their garage at Wheatlands, St. Peter.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Wheatlands, St. Peter, Jersey
57. 11674
A rear view of Guernsey Railway Company 88, 11674, which was an Albion NS3AN Nimbus with a Reading B35F body new in January 1962 as Guernsey Motors 88, and acquired from them in October 1973.
Photo taken Friday 27 April 1979, St. Peter Port Bus Station
58. 11675
Albion Nimbus 89 (11675) was one of many such vehicles with Reading bodywork of a style dating back to the 1940s/50s, this one having been new to Guernsey Motors Ltd in 1962. Both the main Guernsey companies had been under the control of the Red & White United Transport group since 1949 (GR) and 1951 (GM) with the resultant standardisation on Albions. Acquired by GR in 1973, 89 is seen here after the GM and GR fleets merged.
Photo taken August 1978, Guernsey
59. 8226
1963 Albion Victor of Guernsey Railways with Reading body. Numbered 78 it carried the Guernsey registration 8226. It is seen waiting time at St Peter Port in 1978
Photo taken 1978, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
60. 14531
Guernsey Railways moved from Albion chassis to Bedford in the mid sixties, using the truck based J4 chassis. The early ones carried Reading bodywork very similar to bodies they had supplied on Albion chassis. 100, 14531, stands in the bus station in St Peter Port.
Photo taken Tuesday 21 August 1979, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
61. 14626
Guernsey Railway, an associate company of Guernsey Motors, bought this Albion Nimbus with Reading B35F bodywork with a very rounded rear end. 172, 14626, when delivered in 1964 was numbered 72. Partly visible is a Reading bodied Albion Victor.
Photo taken 17 August 1979, St. Peter Port Bus Station, Guernsey
62. 14628
Guernsey Railway Company 20, 1787, was an Albion FT39AN, Victor with a Reading B36F body still in the livery of Watson, St. Martin to whom it had been new in June 1954 and from whom it had been acquired in February 1978. Alongside is Guernsey Railway Company 96, 14628, an Albion NS3AN Nimbus with a Reading B35F body new in April 1964.
Photo taken Friday 27 April 1979, Guernsey
63. 16216
Guernsey for many years had very strict rules about vehicle size which resulted in small buses being the norm. This Albion Nimbus NS3AN has a Reading 35 seat body and dates from 1965. When new it was 75, 16216, in the Guernsey Railways fleet and was the last Guernsey Nimbus to enter service. Now preserved it carries a UK 1965 registration, JNP590C. It is seen at the Aire Valley running day
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2014, Coach Street Car Park, Skipton
64. 16216
A rear view of Guernsey Railway 75, a 1965 Albion Nimbus with Reading bodywork showing the vintage styling of the rear.
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2014, Coach Street Car Park, Skipton
65. CHO449C
Gosport and Fareham Omnibus Co Ltd (Provincial) CHO449C started off as LT G276, GYL416, a Guy Arab with Northern Counties body in 1945. It was acquired by Provincial in May 1963, and in 1965 fitted with an air-cooled engine and rebodied by Reading. The licencing authorities decided that these rebuilds was so radical that they were in effect new vehicles and therefore had to be re-registered
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1971, Gosport Ferry terminus
66. 18262
Guernseybus 102, 18262, a Bedford J4EZ1 built in 1967 with Reading bodywork. New to Guernsey Railway and weighed 4tons 4cwt. At the time I was there most of the fleet was imported Bristol LHs or younger Bedfords than this one.
Photo taken July 1989, St. Peter Port, Guernsey