SCT '61 Photo Index
Strachan
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1. TM6315
Eastern National 2980, TM6315, a Leyland LT2 with a Strachan B32R body new in 1930. Possibly taken when new.
2. OY2569
John Bennett (Croydon) Ltd OY2569, a 1932 Leyland TS4 originally with Harrington body rebodied in 1949 with this Strachan C33F body. This is an official Strachan photo as you can see by the embossed stamp in the right hand corner.
Photo taken 1949
3. BGO161
Burrows 78, BGO161, was acquired from London Transport (STL1246) in March 1953. An AEC Regent, originally with L.P.T.B. H30/26R body new in July 1936, it was rebodied in May 1956 with the 1947 Strachan L27/28R body removed from Burrows 55 (FWX869) when that vehicle was rebodied by Roe.
Photo taken Tuesday 23 April 1957, Leeds Central Bus Station
4. EZ3696
Dennis Lancet Coach EZ3696 with Strachans B36R body new in 1936 to WJ Clements (The Major), Belfast. Major ran Belfast to Gilnahirk; the service passed to the Corporation in 1945, but the vehicles went to Londonderry & Lough Swilly although this Dennis was not one of them.
5. BHJ195
The archetypal Southend trolleybus/bus shot - many photos must have been taken in this location. 1939 AEC/Strachan double decker 125, BHJ195, stands outside Victoria railway station while working a Western Circular on 26th September 1954.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 1954, Victoria Circus, Southend
6. BHJ197
A rear view of 1939 AEC/Strachan double decker 127, BHJ197, heading out of Southend and picking up at the stop outside the Golden Lion, Prittlewell.
Photo taken The Golden Lion, Prittlewell, Southend
7. BHJ197
Southend 1939 AEC/Strachans double decker 127, BHJ197, on the Western Circular.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 1954, Victoria Circus, Southend
8. BHJ199
1939 AEC/Strachan double decker 129, BHJ199, heads into Southend with a Western Circular on 23rd October 1954 and stands at the stop on the Southend side of the Blue Boar junction.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1954, Victoria Avenue, Prittlewell, Southend
9. BHJ199
Southend 1939 AEC/Strachan double decker 129, BHJ199, on a Western Circular in Fairfax Drive, outside the Westcliff Depot, on 2nd October 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 2 October 1954, Fairfax Drive, Southend
10. DCR866
DCR866, Hants & Dorset 1102 had been rebuilt by Portsmouth Aviation in February 1950 when the rubber mounted windows with sliding vents were fitted, the front opening vents from each saloon removed and the seating altered to L27/26R. When new in April 1943 as Hants & Dorset CD955, before being renumbered in January 1950, this Guy Arab had a Strachan L27/28R body with a limited number of half-drop windows and angular rear dome with no glazing to the emergency exit but did have upholstered seats. It is seen here in Barnsley Bus Station when operating for Rowe, Cudworth who had acquired in in October 1956 from T.D. Alexander (Greyhound), Sheffield 28 who obtained it in May 1956 from Aston (dealer), Marton.
Photo taken Tuesday 29 September 1959, Barnsley Bus Station
11. JVW999
Moore, Kelvedon JVW999, was a Guy Arab II with a Strachan L27/28R body new in 1944 seen in Braintree.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Braintree Bus Park
12. EWW944
Burrows 51, EWW944, a Bristol K6A new in 1945 with a Strachan UL27/28R body seen in Leeds Bus Station preparing to run to Wombwell duplicating the normal service bus.
Photo taken Tuesday 30 July 1957, Leeds Central Bus Station
13. EX5264
Great Yarmouth 17, EX5264, was a utility Guy Arab II with Strachan H56R body which entered service in 1945. It was withdrawn from service late in 1960 and was then converted into a travelling library.
Photo taken Thursday 10 June 1965, Hall Quay, Great Yarmouth
14. EX5264
Successor to two early prewar AEC Regents as Great Yarmouth's travelling library, 1945 Guy Arab ll Strachan (17, EX5264) was withdrawn from passenger service in 1960 and spent nine years in its new role.
Photo taken Wednesday 26 August 1964, Wellington Pier, Great Yarmouth
15. GNN704
New in June 1945 Barton 443, GNN704, was a Guy Arab II with a Strachans L27/28R body which was fitted with platform doors in December 1954. The date of rebuilding is not recorded but it has obviously involved the windows being remounted. It was withdrawn in November 1966, having outlived the other eleven similar vehicles delivered in 1945. It passed to A. Barton along with 442, 445 and 449 which had been withdrawn earlier in 1966.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1959
16. GNN709
The Barton parking ground at the junction of Mount Street and Granby Street with Barton 448, GNN709, a Guy Arab II with Strachan L27/28RD utility body new in 1945, the platform doors having been fitted in 1954/5.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 September 1959, Mount Street/Granby Street, Nottingham
17. GYL983
Moore Brothers, Kelvedon GYL983, seen at Braintree was a Guy Arab II with a Strachan L27/28R (8'0" wide) body fitted in 1954. When new as Birch Brothers K103 in 1945 it had a Weymann L27/28R body and passed to Moore in June 1951. In 1963 it became Eastern National 1029 on the acquisition of Moore Brothers.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Braintree Bus Park
18. JVX555
Eastern National JVX555 in use as a clothing store at Kings Cross. New to Moores in 1945, it was a Guy Arab II with Strachan lowbridge body.
Photo taken London Kings Cross
19. JVX555
Moore, Kelvedon JVX555, was a Guy Arab II with a Strachan L27/28R body which had been new in 1945. It passed (in a semi-derelict condition) to Eastern National in 1963, was numbered 1026, and used as the Eastern National mobile uniforms store.
Photo taken Saturday 14 February 1959
20. JVX556
Moore, Kelvedon JVX556. a Guy Arab II with a Strachan L27/28R body new in 1945 is seen in Braintree.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Braintree Bus Park
21. FWX868
Burrows 54, FWX868, an AEC Regent with Strachan L27/28R body new in October 1947.
Photo taken Saturday 1 March 1958, Leeds Central Bus Station
22. GWT631
South Yorkshire Motors 56 and 81, GWT631 and TWY8, are seen in the Central Bus Station in Leeds. 56 was a Strachan L27/28R bodied Albion CX19 whilst 81 was the Roe L27/26RD rebodied single-deck Albion CX39N chassis.
Photo taken Monday 15 September 1958, Leeds Central Bus Station
23. HYP330
One of the ten Leyland PS1/1s with Strachans C33F bodies new to United Service Transport, London S.W.17 in 1947, 1054, HYP330, is seen at Ascot races alongside one of their Duple Vega bodied Bedford SBs. After withdrawal HYP330, which was new in August 1947, is recorded as passing to "C.G. (contractor)" in October 1963 along with two others from the batch, also in 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
24. LPU612
Moore, Kelvedon LPU612, was a Guy Arab III with a Strachan L27/28R body new in 1947 and is seen in Braintree.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Braintree Bus Park
25. MHK549
Dating from 1947, MHK549 is a Guy Arab Mklll with Strachan body as a showmans caravan with a funfair, Colchester Recreation Ground. I believe it started life with an operator in the Romford area.
Photo taken Saturday 12 September 1964, Colchester Recreation Ground
26. GAA609
Aldershot & District 973, GAA609, was a Dennis J3 Lancet with a Strachan C32R body seen at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
27. JFM575
Preserved Crosville TA5, JFM575, an AEC Regal III with Strachan B35R body, new in November 1948.
Photo taken Friday 1 January 2010, Winchester Bus Station
28. JFM575
Crosville TA5, JFM575, is an AEC Regal III with Strachan B35R body and dates from 1948. Owned by Quantock Motor Services it was at Warminster running day etc in 2012 but is up for sale.
Photo taken Saturday 1 May 2010, Taunton Station down side
29. JFM575
Crosville AEC Regal III/Strachan TA5, JFM575, is similar to vehicles which once operated for Western National in the area. It is seen here at the Kingsbridge Running Day in rather misty weather conditions at the village of Thurlestone while operating route 104.
Photo taken Saturday 21 September 2013, Thurlestone
30. NEV609
Hicks Bros Guy Arab 84, NEV609, new c. 1948 with a Strachan L27/26R body.
Photo taken Judd Street Coach Station, London Kings Cross
31. DST929
Highland K46, DST929, a Guy Arab III single decker with Strachans B34F body, one of seven such vehicles delivered between August 1948 and May 1950 to the Highland Transport Company Limited. It was delivered with fleet number 46, becoming K46 when Highland Omnibuses Ltd. was formed in February 1952.
Photo taken August 1961, Dingwall Station Square
32. GOU815
Aldershot & District GOU815, which had a Strachans B32R body, was a Dennis J3 Lancet and was one of twenty-three new in 1949 although it was not numbered 115 until late in 1950. It is seen just inside the entrance to the Farnham Road Bus Station in Guildford,
Photo taken Monday 31 August 1959, Farnham Road Bus Station, Guildford
33. JTG489
Caerphilly U.D.C. 48, JTG489, heads a row of vehicles at Caerphilly. It was a 1949 Guy Arab III with Strachan L27/28R bodywork rebuilt by the council and was withdrawn in 1966.
Photo taken Thursday 16 August 1962, Caerphilly
34. KTF582
Lancaster 582, KTF582, an AEC Regal III with Strachan B36F body, acquired from Morecambe & Heysham in 1953.
Photo taken c.1966, Lancaster Bus Station
35. ONO538
Seen in Colchester Bus Station is Moore, Kelvedon ONO538, a Guy Arab III with a Strachans L27/28R body.
Photo taken Saturday 28 January 1961, Colchester Bus Station
36. OVW756
Hicks Bros 90, OVW756, a Guy Arab III with Strachans L55R body, new in 1949.
Photo taken Judd Street Coach Station, London Kings Cross
37. OVW756
Eastern National 1191, OVW756, seen at Braintree was a Guy Arab III with a Strachan L27/28R which had been new in 1949 as Hicks Brothers 90. With the sale of the Hicks Brothers business to the British Transport Commission in 1950 control was passed to Eastern National and the company operated as a subsidiary until 1955 when Hicks Brothers was wound up and the vehicles transferred to the main fleet. It had been renumbered in 1954 when the Eastern National, Westcliff and Hicks fleets were renumbered into a common series.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Braintree Bus Park
38. PHK534
Moore, Kelvedon PHK534 was a Strachan C35F bodied Guy Arab III new in 1949 which is seen at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
39. DCF663
DCF663 was a Crossley DD42/3 which was fitted from new with this Strachans FC33F body. It is seen here in Luton whilst with Parkinson, Welwyn Garden City.
Photo taken Saturday 3 December 1960, Chequer Street, Luton
40. EBW610
Slatter, Long Hanborough 23, EBW610, was an A.E.C. 9621E Regal III with a Strachan C33F body new in April 1950 and it is seen here at Gloucester Green, Oxford.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 August 1958, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
41. EST392
JD Peace, Kirkwall, Orkney, EST392, a Guy Arab IV of 1950 with uncommon Strachans FL31/26RD bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, St Margaret's Hope, Orkney
42. HOU899
Aldershot & District 173, HOU899, was one of eleven Dennis J10 Lancets with Strachans B38R bodies which were new in 1950, although four of them (171/2/84/5) did not enter service until 1951. It is seen in the Farnham Road Bus Station in Guildford.
Photo taken Monday 31 August 1959, Farnham Road Bus Station, Guildford
43. HOU901
The first of eleven Aldershot & District Dennis J10 Lancets with Strachan B38R bodies 175, HOU901, new in 1950 is seen on service 49 to Bramley at Guildford (Farnham Road) Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Farnham Road Bus Station, Guildford
44. HOU904
Former Aldershot and District 178, HOU904, Dennis Lancet 3 with Strachan B38R body new in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 4 June 2006, Aldershot
45. HOU904
Preserved Aldershot & District 178, HOU904, a Dennis Lancet 3 with Strachan B38R body new in 1950.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Yate Station Yard, Gloucestershire
46. HOU904
Rear view of preserved Aldershot & District 178, HOU904, a Dennis Lancet 3 with Strachan B38R body new in 1950.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Yate Station Yard, Gloucestershire
47. HOU905
Aldershot & District 179, HOU905, was one of eleven Dennis J10 Lancets with Strachans B38R bodies which were new in 1950, although four of them (171/2/84/5) did not enter service until 1951. Seen in Farnham Road adjacent to the Bus Station in Guildford.
Photo taken Monday 31 August 1959, Farnham Road, Guildford
48. HOU911
Aldershot & District 185, HOU911, a Dennis J10 Lancet with Strachan B38R body new in 1950 seen at Woking Station. This was the last of a batch of twelve such vehicles.
Photo taken Saturday 15 November 1958, Woking Station
49. HRK906
Chiltern Queens, Woodcote HRK906 was a Leyland CPO1 Comet with a Strachan C37F body new to Homeland Tours, Croydon in July 1950, passing to Chiltern Queens in July 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 15 February 1959, Waterloo Coach Park, London
50. JWR875
South Yorkshire 72, JWR875, was an Albion Venturer CX37S with a Strachan L55R body dating from 1950.
Photo taken 1965, Horse Fair, Pontefract
51. KGT378
Moores Bros KGT378, a Guy Arab III with Strachan C35F body, new to London based Dartmouth Coaches in 1950 and acquired by Moores in 1953.
Photo taken Feb/Mar 1963, Kelvedon
52. KGT381
Moore, Kelvedon KGT381 seen at Ascot was a Strachan C35F bodied Guy Arab III new in 1950. John failed to photograph the far more interesting coach to the right.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
53. LNK786
Albanian Coaches of St Albans 15, LNK786, a Leyland Comet with Strachans C33F body new in 1950 - later taken over by Premier of Watford and became Premier-Albanian I believe.
Photo taken May 1959, The Nags Head PH, Dunmow Road, Bishop's Stortford
54. LNK786
Over the Driver's shoulder. Whilst the driver was missing I took the opportunity of taking a picture of his work areain the Leyland Comet, Albanian 15, LNK 786.
Photo taken Friday 8 May 1959, Nags Head PH, Dunmow Road, Bishop's Stortford
55. PPU982
Osborne, Tollesbury PPU982 was an A.E.C. 9612A Regent III with a Strachans L27/28R body seen at Osborne's garage in Tollesbury.
Photo taken Sunday 14 February 1965, New Road Garage, Tollesbury
56. PTW625
Eastern National 1194, PTW625, was a Guy Arab III with a Strachan L27/28R body which had been number 4110 when new in 1950. It was one of three vehicles ordered by Hicks Brothers before the sale of their business to the British Transport Commission and was delivered in Eastern National livery with Hicks fleetnames and licensed to Hicks.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Braintree Bus Park
57. EST392
Highland Transport 72, EST392, a Guy Arab III with Strachan FL31/26RD body new in May 1951 became Highland Omnibuses E72 in February 1952 and is seen at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
58. EST393
Highland Transport 89, EST393, a Guy Arab III with Strachan B38F body new in May 1951 passed to Highland Omnibuses as K89 in February 1952. A Southdown Harrington bodied Leyland Royal Tiger from the LUF batch is seen in the background at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
59. EST394
Highland K90, EST394, was a Guy Arab III with Strachan B38F body new, in May 1951, to Highland Transport and is seen at Inverness. It had passed to Highland Omnibuses in February 1952.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
60. EST395
The last new vehicle of Highland Transport was 92, EST395, a Guy Arab III with a Strachan B38F body new in May 1951. It passed as K92, with the rest of the fleet, to Highland Omnibuses on formation in February 1952 and was withdrawn in 1969. It is seen here in Fraserburgh, still carrying its Highland fleet number plate, with Hall & Robertson (contractor), Fraserburgh who had acquired it by June 1969.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1970, Fraserburgh
61. FCT519
Delaine, Bourne 33, FCT519, a Crossley DD42/8 with a Strachan H31/28RD body new in May 1951, is seen here in the Bishops Road Bus Station in Peterborough. It was sold to Whippet, Hilton in 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
62. HOU900
Aldershot 174, HOU900, was a Dennis Dominant with a Strachans B41C body new in 1951 which was seen at the garage in Aldershot.
Photo taken Saturday 9 January 1965, Aldershot Garage
63. HCT150
Delaine, Bourne 39 HCT150, a Strachan H31/28RD bodied A.E.C. 9613S Regent III, had been new to them in October 1953. It is seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
64. HCT150
Delaine, Bourne 39, HCT150, was an A.E.C. 9613S Regent III with a Strachans H32/28RD body new in October 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Spalding Road, Bourne
65. LAA223
Aldershot and District 188, LAA223, a Dennis Lancet J10C with Strachan C38F body, new in 1953.
Photo taken c. 1956, London Victoria Coach Station
66. LAA230
Aldershot & District 195, LAA230, was was one of fifteen Dennis J10 Lancets with Strachans C38R bodies, new in 1953 and is seen in Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 13 May 1961, Victoria Coach Station, London
67. CU6950
Seen in Portland Street Coach Park in Manchester is CU6950, a Hall Brothers, South Shields, Leyland PSUC1/2T Tiger Cub with Strachan Everest C41C body new in 1954.
Photo taken Sunday 1 December 1957, Portland Street Coach Park, Manchester
68. LOU65
Ex-Aldershot and District Dennis Falcon LOU65 with Strachan bodywork, photographed while in service with Vagg of Knockin Heath.
Photo taken Saturday 1 June 1968, Shrewsbury
69. LOU67
Dating from 1954, LOU67 was one of fifteen Dennis P5 Falcons with Strachan B30F bodies. Seen in Guildford (Farnham Road) Bus Station 239 is loading for Loxwood on service 49.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Farnham Road Bus Station, Guildford
70. MBY909
A. Timpson & Sons Ltd. Catford London SE6, MBY909 a Leyland PSUC1/2 with Strachans C41C body. New to Homelands Tours, Croydon in 1954, when acquired by Timpsons in 1955 it was painted in Bourne & Balmer Livery (green & grey) until 1962 when it received Timpson cream & chocolate livery. Sold in 1965 to Chapman, SE3 (T/A Kims Coaches).
Photo taken 1965, rear of Depot, 175 Rushey Green, Catford (Plassy Road)
71. MBY910
MBY910 had been new to Homeland Tours, Croydon in June 1954, one of two Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cubs with Strachans Everest C41C bodies. It passed to Bourne & Balmer, Croydon when the Homeland business was aquired in April 1955 and to Timpson, London S.E.6 in April 1960 when the Bourne & Balmer business was acquired. Timpson withdrew it in October 1964 and it passed to Horlock, Northfleet in June 1965 before reaching McLennan in February 1966. It was seen at McLennan's garage at Spittalfield.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1970, Spittalfield
72. MOR585
Aldershot & District 254, MOR585, new in 1954 was one of twenty-five such AEC MU3RV Reliances with Strachan 'Everest' C41C bodies. and is seen close to the Bus Station in Aldershot.
Photo taken Thursday 28 August 1958, Aldershot Bus Station
73. MOR594
William Press CH74, MOR594, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1954 with Strachan Everest C41C bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Trunk Road
74. MOR594
Aldershot & District 263, MOR594, a 1954 Strachan bodied AEC Reliance, pictured here on what was almost certainly a jolly organised by the SCTS when it was new.
Photo taken 1954
75. MOR594
Aldershot & District 263, MOR594, a 1954 Strachan bodied AEC Reliant, pictured here on what was almost certainly a jolly organised by the SCTS when it was new.
Photo taken 1954, Petersfield Market Place
76. MOR598
Aldershot & District 267, MOR598, Strachan Everest C41C bodied AEC Reliance is flanked at Victoria Coach Station by two South Midland coaches - ORX632, and MW6G, and SFC71 the ECW bodied AEC Regal IV.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
77. MOR605
Aldershot & District 274, MOR605, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with a Strachan C41C body, one of a batch of 25 new in 1954.
Photo taken c. 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
78. OVB345
Seen in Crawley during the H.C.V.C. Rally was OVB345, a Trojan M5808 with a Strachans C13F body which had been new in September 1954 to English Electric, Stafford.
Photo taken Sunday 4 May 1980, Crawley
79. 52DHK
Eastern National KN2008, 52DHK, a Guy Arab IV with Strachans L28/28R body, new in 1955, acquired by Eastern National when Moore Bros of Kelvedon were taken over in 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Colchester Bus Station
80. 52DHK
Moore, Kelvedon 52DHK, a Guy Arab IV with a Strachan L27/28R body new in 1955, passed to Eastern National in 1963 and was numbered 1039.
Photo taken Saturday 14 February 1959, Coval Lane, Chelmsford
81. 53DHK
New to Moore Bros., Kelvedon in 1955, 53DHK, which was a Guy Arab IV with a Strachans L28/28R body, became Eastern National 1040 in 1963 when Moore's business was acquired.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Bus Station
82. MOR598
Aldershot & District 267, MOR598, had Strachan Everest C41C bodywork on its AEC Reliance chassis and is seen at Victoria Coach Station. It was new in 1955 but was not among the fifteen from the batch of twenty five which were rebodied in 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 1 April 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
83. TYC319
Hutchings & Cornelius, South Petherton ran two of these Dennis Lancet UFs with Strachan DP41F bodies supplied in April 1955. Here TYC319 is seen at the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 19 May 1968, South Petherton
84. 29HMN
Isle of Man Road Services 29 and 28, 29HMN and 28HMN, were ex-Aldershot & District (282/281, POR428/POR427) Dennis Falcons with Strachan B30F bodies of 1956. Bought by IOMRS in 1967, they are seen just after withdrawal from service.
Photo taken Friday 5 September 1975, Ramsey Bus Station, Isle of Man
85. POR421
Aldershot & District Dennis P5 Falcon 275, POR421, with a Strachan B30F body, seen at Farnham Road Bus Station in Guildford, was the first of eight new in 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 4 October 1958, Farnham Road Bus Station, Guildford
86. POR428
Rear view of preserved ex-Aldershot and District 282, POR428, a Dennis Falcon with
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2010, Alton
87. POR428
Preserved ex-Aldershot and District 282, POR428, a Dennis Falcon with Strachan B30F body, new in 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 11 September 2011, East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
88. TWD538
Seen in Russell Square, London is TWD538, a Trojan with a Strachan C13F body, belonging to Griffiths, West Bromwich.
Photo taken Sunday 28 June 1964, Russell Square
89. FXS601
Graham, Paisley G12, FXS601, was a Strachan H37/32RD bodied Guy Arab IV with the Johannesburg style front new in 1962 but not entering service until January 1964. It had been exhibited at the 1962 Commercial Motor Show with fleet number 56 and with seating reported then as H41/32R.
Photo taken June 1971, Clippens Road, Linwood
90. FXS601
FXS601, Graham's Bus Service, Paisley 56, was a Guy Arab IV with a Strachans H37/32R body and a Johannesburg style front, new in 1962 but not entering service with Graham's until January 1964 which, when photographed in Gauze Street, Paisley, was on its way to Johnstone.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Gauze Street, Paisley
91. LHF32
Merseyside P.T.E. (Wallasey) 32, LHF32, an Albion Nimbus NS3N with Strachan DP31F body, new to Wallasey Corporation in 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 1970, MPTE Wallasey Depot
92. LHF34
Merseyside PTE 34, LHF34, a Albion Nimbus NS3AN built in 1962 with Strachan DP31F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Liscard Road, Liscard
93.
An unidentified Dartford Tunnel cycle bus at one of the loading ramps, one of a fleet of five Ford Thames Traders with Strachans bodies seating 33 upstairs and carrying 23 bikes downstairs. They entered service in November 1963 and ran through the tunnel largely empty until October 1965 when they were replaced by a Land-Rover with trailer, on call for use as required. The five were registered 526FJJ to 530FJJ.
Photo taken early 1960s
94. 528FJJ
Dartford Tunnel cycle bus 528FJJ, one of a fleet of five Ford Thames Traders with Strachans bodies seating 33 upstairs and carrying 23 bikes downstairs, in the yard of Don Everall after withdrawal.
Photo taken c.1966, Don Everall's, Wolverhampton
95. 530FJJ
Rear view of Dartford Tunnel cycle bus 530FJJ, a Ford Thames Trader with Strachans body with 33 seats upstairs and room for 23 bikes downstairs
Photo taken Dartford Bus Garage, Priory Road, Dartford
96. 888DUK
Guy Arab V demonstrator 888DUK on trial with Halifax Corporation in summer 1964. It carried a Strachan front entrance body.
Photo taken Monday 29 June 1964, Halifax Road, Hipperholme
97. 888DUK
Halifax Corporation Daimler 92, DCP836, passing Guy Arab V demonstrator 888DUK on trial with the corporation.
Photo taken Monday 29 June 1964, George Street, Halifax
98. 888DUK
Another shot of Guy demonstrator 888DUK with Halifax Corporation in June 1964. It carried a Strachan front entrance body.
Photo taken Wednesday 24 June 1964, Pavement Lane, Halifax
99. 888DUK
Strachans bodied Guy 'Arab' V demonstrator 888DUK is the subject of much discussion as it leaves Pevensey Road bus station, Eastbourne on Brighton service 12 whilst on loan to Southdown.
Photo taken May 1964, Pevensey Road Bus Station, Eastbourne
100. WCS195
Hill and Patterson, a member of the Ardrossan based A1 Services Co-operative, bought this AEC Regent V in 1963. One of a trio delivered to members of the co-operative; all carried this unusual and rare Strachans bodywork. WCS195 is seen at the 1981 Harrogate Transpennine Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 1981, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate
101. WCS195
In another strange co-incidence, WCS195, A1 Service AEC Regent V/Strachan H35/28RD body from 1963 has been preserved, but in this view in service on a rather quiet run through Ardrossan. The bodywork is certainly distinctive.
Photo taken 1969, Parkhouse Road, Ardrossan
102. WCS195
A1 Service (Hill & Paterson) owned WCS195, one of three AEC Regent Vs with Strachan H35/28RD bodies to enter service with the company in 1963; the others went to Robert Meney and Kerr & Linney (Elizabeth Kerr and James Linney), both of Ardrossan.
Photo taken early 1970s, A1 Bus Station, John Dickie Street, Kilmarnock
103. WCS195
WCS195, a Strachans H35/28RD bodied A.E.C. 2D2RA Regent V, joined the fleet of Hill & Paterson (A.1. Service) in 1963 and was seen leaving the Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan
104. WCS196
Kerr & Linney (A.1. Service) bought this Strachans H35/28RD bodied A.E.C. 2D2RA Regent V registered WCS196 in 1963 which is seen at the Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan
105. WCS196
Berresford's, Cheddleton WCS196, an AEC Regent V 2D2RA with Strachan H35/28RD body, new to A1 (Kerr & Linney), Ardrossan in 1963.
Photo taken 1976, Berresford's Premises, near Cheddleton
106. WCS197
Paton Bros of Renfrew WCS197, a Leyland PD2A/30 with Strachan H35/28RD bodywork.
Photo taken c 1973, Renfrew Ferry Terminus
107. AEF25B
West Hartlepool bought some Leyland Leopards in 1964 with unusual but very neat Strachan dual entrance bodywork seating 45. The second of the batch 25, AEF25B, is seen in Hartlepool.
Photo taken 1972, Lynn Street, Hartlepool
108. AJA132B
North Western Road Car Company 132, AJA132B, a Bedford VAL14 with unusual low-height Strachan B52F bodywork, built in 1964 and withdrawn in 1971.
Photo taken 1966, Stamford New Road, Altrincham
109. AJA132B
Former North Western 132, AJA132B, a Bedford VAL14 with unusual low-height Strachan B52F bodywork, one of 10 built in 1964 and withdrawn in 1971.
Photo taken London Trafalgar Square
110. AJA132B
Recorded by Baker as being ex-Tanners International, Banbury, AJA132B, a Bedford VAL14 with a Strachan B52F body seen at the Bordon premises of E.J. Baker (dealer) had been new as North Western 132 and was withdrawn by them in 1971, with no disposal seemingly recorded beyond Cowley (dealer), Salford.
Photo taken Sunday 26 November 1978, Bordon
111. AJA132B
North Western 132, AJA132B, a Bedford VAL14 with a Strachans B52F body was seen in Warrington.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1971, Bold Street, Warrington
112. AJA132B
A rear view of North Western 132, AJA132B, a Bedford VAL14 with a Strachans B52F body which was seen in Arpley Bus Station, Warrington.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1971, Arpley Bus Station, Warrington
113. AJA134B
Rigby's, Patricroft AJA134B a 1964 Bedford VAL14/Strachans B52F originally North Western 134. Rigby's operated a couple of these for several years, seen at their depot surrounded by some other vehicles of interest.
Photo taken Saturday 11 August 1973, Rigby's depot, off Liverpool Rd, Patricroft
114. AYV95B
Rickards, Brentford AYV95B was a Dodge S307 with a Strachans C41F body, one of six which had been new in June/July.
Photo taken Saturday 29 August 1964, Woburn Place, London
115. DJW278C
DJW278C was a Strachan DP49F bodied AEC 2U3RA Reliance in the W.R. & P. Bingley fleet of United Services and is seen in Wakefield Bus Station.
Photo taken Wednesday 16 April 1969, Wakefield Bus Station
116. J33643
Holiday Tours, St. Helier 3, J33643, seen at Gorey, was a Bedford SB3 with a Strachans C41F body new in 1964 and was the third of three acquired from Rover Tours, St. Helier in October 1971.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Gorey
117. J33643
A rear view of Holiday Tours, St. Helier 3, J33643, one of three Bedford SB3s with Strachans C41F bodies new in July 1964 to Jersey Coach Transport (Rover Tours), St. Helier. All three passed to Holiday Tours in October 1971 and this one was photographed in St. Helier.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 1973, Jersey
118. PEF20
West Hartlepool 20, PEF20, a Leyland Leopard L1 built in 1964 with Strachans B45D bodywork.
Photo taken August 1967, Lynn Street, Hartlepool
119. DDA149C
West Midlands PTE 149N, DDA149C, a Guy Arab V 6LW built in 1965 with Strachans H41/31F bodywork. This had been new to Wolverhampton Corporation.
Photo taken April 1972, Bilston Street Depot, Wolverhampton
120. GTG152C
Seen in Wellington is GTG152C which was a Strachans B39F bodied Bedford SB5, new to Bebb, Llantwit Fardre, which Ashley, Dawley acquired in January 1969.
Photo taken early 1971, Queen Street, Wellington
121. BEO950D
Barrow Corporation 50, BEO950D, a 1966 Leyland PSU3/1R/Strachans. Evidence that a Strachans body can last for 16 years!
Photo taken Thursday 28 October 1982, Abbey Rd, near Barrow Station
122. FBR53D
Former Sunderland Corporation 53, FBR53D, is a Leyland Panther PSUR1/1R with Strachans B47+19D bodywork which was new on 5 September 1966.
Photo taken Sunday 1 June 2008, Bents Park, South Shields
123. KUK720D
West Midlands PTE 720N, KUK720D, a Ford R226 built in 1966 with Strachan B52D bodywork. New to Wolverhampton Corporation and an uncommon choice by a municipal operator.
Photo taken September 1973, Wolverhampton Bus Station
124. NPT303D
Trimdon MS NPT303D, a Ford R192 built in 1966 with Strachan B44F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1968, Hartlepool Bus Station
125. NPT306D
Trimdon Motor Services Ford R192 NPT306D, built in 1966 with Strachan B44F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Darlington
126. YTB771D
Leyland demonstrator YTB771D on test with Halifax Corporation, a Leyland PSRC1/1 Panther Cub with a Strachans B43D body, new in September 1966.
Photo taken May 1967, Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax
127. YTB771D
Eastbourne Corporation 92, YTB771D, a Leyland Panther Cub PSRC1/1 with Strachan 43 seat bodywork. Purchased in Febuary 1968 after serving as a demonstrator for Leyland Motors for 2 years.
Photo taken Summer 1968, Grand Parade, passing the Carpet Gardens near Eastbourne Pier
128. YTB771D
Leyland 'Panther Cub' demonstrator YTB771D with Strachans B43D bodywork which went on to become Eastbourne Corporation number 92 after completing its demonstration duties. Seen in the demonstration park at the Earls Court 'Commercial Motor Show'.
Photo taken Saturday 24 September 1966, London Earls Court
129. GBR88E
Former Sunderland Corporation Leyland Panther 88, GBR88E, new in 1967 with Strachans bodywork is seen in the yard of North the dealer after withdrawal by Tyne and Wear PTE in whose fleet it was 1888.
Photo taken 1980, North's Yard, Sherburn in Elmet
130. JLJ51E
During 1967/8 production delays with traditional Bristol/ECW combinations led to some unusual purchases by the THC companies. Hants and Dorset received a trio of Bedford VAM14 with Strachan B33D+25 bodies numbered 825-827, JLJ51E-JLJ53E. Later renumbered 1501-1503 they had short lives, with 1503 and 1501 stored out of use at Poole garage during 1975.
Photo taken Wednesday 9 April 1975, Hants and Dorset Depot, Poole
131. JLJ51E
Hants & Dorset 1390, UEL711, a Bristol LD6G with ECW H33/27R body new in late 1957 alongside 825, JLJ51E, 10 years its junior, a Bedford VAM5 with Strachan B33D body.
Photo taken 1970, Bournemouth Bus Station
132. KRD258F
Former Reading Corporation 258, KRD258F, a Bristol RELL6G with Strachans B34D body, new in December 1967
Photo taken Sunday 3 April 2005, Wisley Aerodrome
133. MDA208E
Wolverhampton 208, MDA208E, was a Guy Arab V with Strachan H41/31F body of 1967.
Photo taken 1968, Penn terminus, Springhill Lane, Wolverhampton
134. NJW709E
Stevenson, Spath, 29A, NJW709E, an A E C Swift MP2R built in 1967 with Strachans B58F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1981, Spath
135. NJW713F
West Midlands PTE 713N, NJW713E, an A E C Swift MP2R built in 1967 with Strachan B54D bodywork. New to Wolverhampton Corporation and still in that livery.
Photo taken September 1973, Wolverhampton Bus Station
136. NJW715E
Wolverhampton 715, NJW715E, a Daimler SRC6 with Strachans B54D body new in 1967.
Photo taken Summer 1967, A41 Tettenhall terminus
137. KGR540G
Sunderland 140, KGR540G, an AEC Swift MP2R built in 1968 with Strachan B47D bodywork. Heading out to the suburbs of Thorney Close on route 23.
Photo taken June 1969, Olive Street, Sunderland
138. LKT132F
This 1968 view of Pool Valley shows Maidstone & District 3132, LKT132F, a 1968 Leyland Panther PSUR1/1R with Strachan B45F bodywork, and Southdown 185, KCD185F, a 1967 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Marshall B45F bodywork.
Photo taken 1968, Pool Valley Bus Station, Brighton
139. LKT132F
Preserved former Maidstone & District 3132, LKT132F, a 1968 Leyland Panther PSUR1/1R with Strachan B45F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 2006, Wisley Aerodrome
140. NPM315F
G P Coaches, Longton, NPM315F, a Ford R226 built in 1968 with Strachans bodywork.
Photo taken June 1973, Redcar Racecourse
141. NPM324F
Evan Evans (according to my notes), Woburn of London WC1 (according to Bus Lists on the Web), NPM324F, a Ford R226 with Strachans 53-seater body, new in 1968. A cold and dull day at the 1968 Blackpool Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
142. NUF137G
Brighton Corporation 37, NUF137G, a Leyland Panther Cub PSRC1/1 with Strachan B43F body, new in 1968.
Photo taken 6 May 1973, Old Steine
143. KPO311J
Wylde & Edwards (North Downs), Orpington 11, KPO311J, seen at Altyre Road, East Croydon at the terminus of the 853 route to Orpington, was the last of four Ford Transits with Strachan B16F bodies new between April and October 1970.
Photo taken Saturday 1 April 1972, Altyre Road, East Croydon
144. ERU402L
Uncertain which gallery might allocate to this one? We are getting into the "bread van" era, and while I never considered them to be "real buses", they were certainly part of the "small is economical" thinking which was about to be inflicted on the travelling public. Bournemouth M2, ERU402L, was a Ford with Strachan B16F body, new in May 1973.
Photo taken Tuesday 7 October 1975, Bournemouth Pier
145. ERU403L
An ugly duckling in beautiful surroundings, Bournemouth M3, ERU403L, was a Bedford VAS3 with Strachans B27F body built in 1973 to provide transport in pedestrian areas and to/from car parks in the town centre, when such services were thought to be necessary.
Photo taken Tuesday 7 October 1975, Avenue Road, Bournemouth
146. OLJ404M
Perhaps this view of Bournemouth M4, OLJ404M, will redeem the inclusion of identical bus M3 in the "Ugly Buses Ball" gallery , perhaps due to the stunning sea front location. (or maybe not)!
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 1975, Sea Front, Bournemouth