SCT '61 Photo Index
Albion Aberdonian
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1. 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
2. TGB752
TGB752 was an Albion demonstrator, here on hire to Southend Corporation and in Southchurch Road on service 4b.
Photo taken Aug/Sep 1957, Southchurch Road, Southend
3. VKH674
East Yorkshire 674, VKH674, a 1957 Albion Aberdonian with Park Royal body. This was the only Aberdonian bought by EYMS.
Photo taken 1994, Sandtoft
4. VKH674
674, VKH674, was East Yorkshire's sole Albion Aberdonian MR11L. It carried a Park Royal B39F body and was allocated to Pocklington depot for use specifically on the narrow lanes in that area.
Photo taken c.1969, Westwood Bus Station, Scarborough
5. VKH674
Preserved East Yorkshire 674, VKH674, an Albion MR11L Aberdonian with a Park Royal B39F body seen at the Hillingdon Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 24 June 1979, Hillingdon
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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.
9. 164BUP
Venture Transport 200, 164BUP, was an Albion Aberdonian with Willowbrook B45F bodywork, formerly an unregistered demonstrator dating from 1958. It entered service in January 1959 and was Venture's first bus to have a three-track number blind, somewhat superfluous for a company whose highest numbered service during its independent existence was 88. It was allocated to Blackhill depot and I well remember it coming through our village displaying 500 instead of 005.
Photo taken c.1968, Stanhope Market Place
10. 164BUP
Dixon & Nice Ltd (contractor) operated 164BUP, an Albion Aberdonian MR11 built in 1958 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork. When new, this had been 200 in the fleet of Venture, Consett.
Photo taken May 1972, Hartlepool
11. 745CVT
Potteries MT SN8745, 745CVT, an Albion Aberdonian MR11L built in 1958 with Weymann B44F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1969, Hassell Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme Bus Station
12. SBD666
Coales, Aldwincle SBD666 was an Albion Aberdonian with a Plaxton Consort IV C41F body new in January 1959 but which had been exhibited at the 1958 Commercial Motor Show at Earls Court. Seen here in Bishops Road Bus Station in Peterborough it was sold in June 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
13. UXJ241
Albion Aberdonian 41, UXJ241, of Manchester is seen in the then new Chorlton Street Bus Station. B42F bodywork was provided by Seddon for this 1958 delivery.
Photo taken Tuesday 20 May 1958, Chorlton Street Bus Station, Manchester
14. WLJ955
Charlies Cars 73, WLJ955, was a Harrington Wayfarer V C41F bodied Albion MR11L Arberdonian seen in Sutherland Street before leaving for Brighton when taking part in the British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Sutherland Street, London
15. WLJ956
Shamrock and Rambler of Bournemouth WLJ956, an Albion Aberdonian with Harrington C41F body, operating a Royal Blue service.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
16. XUP399
1958 Albion Aberdonian MR11N, XUP399, with Willowbrook DP41F body was number 197 in the Venture, Consett fleet and was seen in Newcastle at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station with a Northern General Willowbrook bodied Leyland Tiger Cub behind.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 May 1964, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
17. XUP399
1958 Albion Aberdonian MR11N XUP399 with Willowbrook DP41F body was number 197 in the Venture, Consett fleet and was seen in Newcastle at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station.
Photo taken Friday 4 August 1967, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
18. 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
19. SJN634
Southend Corporation 200, SJN634, one of two Albion Aberdonians with Weymann bodies that entered service in 1959.
Photo taken Broadway Market, Victoria Circus, Southend
20. SJN634
Southend Albion Aberdonian 200, SJN634.
Photo taken May 1962, Bournes Green, Southend
21. SJN634
Southend 200, SJN634, an Albion Aberdonian MR11L with Weymann B45F body, in service for about two months when this photo was taken.
Photo taken Saturday 29 August 1959, Broadway Market, Victoria Circus, Southend
22. SJN635
Southend Albion Aberdonian 201, SJN635, as originally delivered with the distinctive cream 'V'.
Photo taken Victoria Station, Southend
23. SJN635
Southend Albion Aberdonian 201, SJN635, which had just been repainted without the distinctive cream 'V'.
Photo taken Monday 5 August 1963, Victoria Station, Southend
24. SJN635
Southend Albion Aberdonian 201, SJN635.
Photo taken Tuesday 7 April 1964, Southchurch Road/Bournemouth Park Road, Southend
25. SJN635
Southend bought two Albion Aberdonian MR11Ls in 1959 and the second one 201, SJN635, with a Weymann B45F body is seen here.
Photo taken Sunday 13 September 1964, Broadway Market, Victoria Circus, Southend
26. SJN635
Southend 201, SJN635, an Albion Aberdonian MR11L with Weymann B45F body, the second of two new in June 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 29 August 1959, Bradley Street, Southend
27. TIP327
Suir Valley Services, Fiddown, Eire, TIP327, an Albion Aberdonian with Plaxton Highway bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Waterford
28. 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
29.
Ebert Silva 23Sri9515 was an Albion MR11L Aberdonian with a Harrington Wayfarer V C41F body seen at Dehiwala.
Photo taken Thursday 4 February 1982, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka
30. 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
31. WHJ428
Southend Albion Aberdonian 202, WHJ428.
Photo taken May 1962, Bournes Green, Southend
32. WHJ428
Southend Albion Aberdonian 202, WHJ428.
Photo taken Saturday 23 January 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
33. WHJ428
Southend 202, WHJ428, was the first of two Albion Aberdonian MR11Ls with Weymann B45F bodies new in 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 13 September 1964, leaving Broadway Market, Victoria Circus, Southend
34. WHJ429
Southend Albion Aberdonian 205, WHJ429.
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
35. WHJ429
Southend Albion Aberdonian 205, WHJ429.
Photo taken Saturday 19 February 1966, Wakering Road, heading towards Bournes Green, Southend
36. WHJ429
On the right Southend Albion Aberdonian 205, WHJ429, and to its left Leyland Leopard 206, 2717HJ
Photo taken c.1970, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
37. WHJ429
Southend operated six Albion Aberdonians with Weymann 45 seat bodies. Somewhat 'cheap and cheerful' they assisted the growth of what was then one-man operation. This is 205, WHJ429, leaving Rochford on service 8A, an irregular operation via Stroud Green en route to Rayleigh
Photo taken Summer 1970, Rochford
38. UCS651
UCS651, seen in Cumnock, was Western S.M.T. 1787, an Albion LR1 Lowlander with an Alexander H40/31F body, new in 1963.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Cumnock