SCT '61 Photo Index
Albion
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1. CP7577
Hebble 113, CP7577, an Albion PM28 built in 1929 and rebodied B30F by ECOC in 1934.
Photo taken 1934, Lowestoft
2. RG1173
Preserved Aberdeen RG1173, fleet number 79, an Albion PM28 with Walker B31R body, built in April 1930 and seen at Duxford Showbus 2004.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 2004, Duxford
3. LJ9501
Albion chassis were popular prior to the second world war. This Albion Valiant PV70 was one of the last built in 1934. New to Charlie's Cars of Bournemouth as their 57, LJ9501, it carries a post war Harrington body.
Photo taken Sunday 1 August 2010, Harrogate Trans Pennine rally
4. LJ9501
Seen on Charlie's Cars 57, LJ9501, a 1934 Albion Valiant with post war Harrington bodywork is the famous Harrington dorsal fin roof
Photo taken Sunday 1 August 2010, Harrogate Trans-Pennine Rally
5. LJ9501
Preserved Albion Valiant PV70 LJ9501, new in 1934 to Charlie's Cars of Bournemouth as their 57, with a post war Harrington body.
Photo taken Saturday 25 June 2011, Kelsall Steam & Vintage Show, Cheshire
6. AAA756
Preserved King Alfred AAA756, an Albion Victor with Abbott C20C body new in 1935 which became part of the FoKAB fleet in September 2012.
Photo taken Wednesday 1 January 2014, Winchester
7. 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
8. CRA622
E.Naylor and Sons, Alfreton CRA622, an Albion Victor new in May 1936 with a Burlingham C30F body.
Photo taken November 1949
9. GNU184
Naylor, Alfreton GNU184, an Albion with Willowbrook C39F body, new in February 1939.
Photo taken 1951
10. NS1714
Albion single decker NS1714, new in 1939
11. DYG53
South Yorkshire DYG53, a 1940 Albion Valkyrie CX13, rebodied in October 1957 with a 33 seat Burlingham body that was supplied new in 1950 on JWT112, an Albion CX39 which in turn was rebodied as a double decker.
Photo taken Sunday 3 August 2008, Trans Pennine Rally Harrogate
12. DYG53
South Yorkshire 57, DYG53, a 1940 Albion Valkyrie CX13 with a C33F 1950 Burlingham body fitted in 1957. This bus has a complex history of rebodying involving other vehicles!
Photo taken Monday 29 August 2011, Seaburn Recreation Ground, Sunderland
13. DYG53
Offside view of South Yorkshire 57, DYG53, a 1940 Albion Valkyrie CX13 with a C33F 1950 Burlingham body fitted in 1957.
Photo taken Monday 29 August 2011, Seaburn Recreation Ground, Sunderland
14. EAX641
Laurie, Hamilton (t/a Chieftain) 57, EAX641, seen at the garage, was one of three Albion CX13s with Duple L30/26R bodies new in 1941 which were acquired in 1955 from Red & White, Chepstow L541 (EAX633), L241 (EAX641) and L441 (EAX642) to which Laurie gave fleet numbers 52, 54 and 53 respectively.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Hamilton
15. FAX311
Bought by Ledgards in 1959 was this Albion Valkyrie CX13 with BBW (Bristol Tramways Bodybuilding Works) rear entrance bodywork, FAX311. It was one of 5 bought from Red and White all of which dated from 1946. It lasted until 1962 and was scrapped shortly after
Photo taken c.1960, Harrogate
16. CST890
Albion coach reg. no. CST890 (according to the back of the photo) but help required on further details. The Riley car is a rare model.
17. GWT630
South Yorkshire Motors 61, GWT630, was an Albion CX13 with Burlingham C33F body new in 1947 and is seen here behind the garage in Pontefract.
Photo taken Saturday 8 September 1956, South Yorkshire Pontefract garage
18. GWT630
Preserved South Yorkshire Motors 61, GWT630, is an Albion CX13 with a Burllingham C33F body from 1947.
Photo taken Sunday 5 May 1968, A23 south of Crawley
19. 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, Central Bus Station Leeds
20. CST650
New to Macrae & Dick, Inverness in 1948, CST650 became Highland Omnibuses A112 when the business was formed in February 1952. It was an Albion CX9 with a Brockhouse B35F body seen at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
21. GWO884
Seen at the Bus Station in Cheltenham is GWO884, number L79 in the Cheltenham & District fleet. This was an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R bodied Albion CX19 Venturer new as Red & White 884 in 1948.
Photo taken Saturday 5 September 1964, Cheltenham Bus Station
22. GWO884
GWO884, Cheltenham District L79 seen at the garage at Cheltenham. It was an Albion CX19 Venturer with E.C.W. L27/28R body new as Red & White 884 in 1948 and transferred to Cheltenham in March 1950 as number 79.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Cheltenham Garage
23. GWT630
South Yorkshire bought this Albion Valkyrie CX13, GWT630, in 1948 and fitted a Burlingham coach body. Now fully restored it is seen at the Aire Vally Running Day.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 2009, Bolton Abbey, Aire Valley Running Day
24. GWT630
South Yorkshire of Pontefract were keen Albion users for many years. 61, GWT630, dates from 1948 and is a Burlingham bodied Albion Valkyrie CX13.
Photo taken Saturday 13 October 2012, Ledgard Running Day Pudsey
25. HUP236
Preserved Economic (Wilson), Whitburn, 7, HUP236, an Albion Valiant CX39N built in 1948 with Associated Coach Builders C33F bodywork.
Photo taken c.1987, Stockton High Street
26. 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
27. HDG446
A pair from Cheltenham District 's fleet with Albion 70, HDG446, on the right and E.C.W. bodied Bristol NHY939 on the left. The Albion was a CX19 Venturer with M.C.C.W. H30/26R new in 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Cheltenham Garage
28. TWY8
South Yorkshire 81, TWY8, an Albion Valiant CX39N was originally a 1949 coach. In 1958 it was rebodied as a lowbridge decker by Roe in which guise it is seen here.
Photo taken 1969, Leeds Bus Station
29. FVA854
Albion Valiant CX39N with Duple body of 1950, FVA854 was originally owned by Hutchison of Overtown although recently it has acquired Western SMT livery.
Photo taken Sunday 8 April 2007, Kirkby Stephen Rally
30. JWR875
South Yorkshire 72, JWR875, was an Albion Venturer CX37S with a Strachan L55R body dating from 1950.
Photo taken 1965, Pontefract
31. KSM655
Seen outside the Western S.M.T. office in Dumfries is Gibson, Moffatt KSM655, which was an Albion FT39N with a Scottish Aviation C31F body new to him in 1950. Some four years after this photograph was taken it had passed to Carmichael (contractor), Lochgilphead.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
32. KSM655
Seen in Dumfries was KSM655 an Albion FT39N with a Scottish Aviation C31F body new to Gibson, Moffatt in 1950. Some four years after this photograph was taken it had passed to Carmichael (contractor), Lochgilphead.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
33. KUP799
This Albion Valiant CX38N was new to north east independent Economic of Whitburn in 1950. Numbered 10, KUP799, in the Economic fleet, rare ACB is carried. This coach later ran for Don Everall of Wolverhampton and is now preserved.
Photo taken Sunday 4 April 2010, Brough Kirkby Stephen Rally
34. KUP799
Economic, Whitburn, KUP799 was numbered 10 in the fleet of E W Wilson. It is an Albion Valiant CX39N with C33F bodywork by local firm Associated Coach Builders.
Photo taken c.2007, South Bents Park, South Shields
35. LDD455
Way of Credition were the original owner of this 1950 Albion Victor with Duple 31 seat coachwork, LDD455. It is seen descending the slope to the site of the earliest Trans Pennine Rallies in Harrogate.
Photo taken Sunday 6 August 1972, Harrogate
36. LOD495
Preserved Albion Victor FT39N with Duple C31F bodywork, LOD495, in the livery of Carmel Coaches of Exeter at the Heathfield Depot of Grey Cars on the occasion of the Grey Cars centenary.
Photo taken Saturday 27 April 2013, Grey Cars Heathfield Depot
37. TWY8
South Yorkshire bought this Albion Valiant CX39N as a coach with a Burlingham body in 1950. In 1958 the chassis was used as the basis for a new Roe bodied double decker which became 81, TWY8, in the South Yorkshire fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 19 September 2010, Sheffield Meadowhall Rally
38. TWY8
South Yorkshire Motors, Pontefract 81, TWY8, seen here at Madeira Drive, Brighton carried a Roe L27/26RD body after rebodying in 1958. The Albion CX39N had been new to South Yorkshire as JWT112 in 1950 when it carried fleet number 57 and a Burlingham C33F body.
Photo taken Sunday 6 May 1973, Madeira Drive, Brighton
39. TWY8
Making a hasty exit from Marsh Gate Bus Station at Doncaster is South Yorkshire 81, TWY8, the Albion CX39N which started life as a Burlingham bodied coach numbered 57 and was rebodied in 1958 with a Roe L27/26RD body.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, Marsh Gate Bus Station, Doncaster
40. TWY8
South Yorkshire 81, TWY8, a 1950 Albion Valiant CX39N rebodied in 1958 with a Roe L27/26RD body
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 2012, Pontefract Bus Station
41. TWY8
South Yorkshire Motors 81, TWY8, a 1950 Albion Valiant CX39N rebodied in 1958 with an L27/26RD body by Roe in Pontefract Bus Station. Taken towards the end TWY's working days in June 1970, it was saved for preservation & should be putting in an appearance at Dewsbury Bus Museum on March 10th.
Photo taken 13 June 1970, Pontefract Bus Station
42. EST491
Seen at the Coalhall yard of Keenan was this Albion Valkyrie, EST491, with Brockhouse body which was one of a pair EST491/2 new in 1951 to Robertson, Strathglass both of which were acquired by Keenan in 1959. This one was last licensed in May 1963 and both passed to the Scottish Railway Preservation Society by January 1979 although this one was still derelict in Keenan's yard in July 1981.
Photo taken Thursday 6 August 1970, Coalhall yard
43. 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
44. 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
45. NTJ526
Bailey, Turvey acquired NTJ526 from Hood, Morecambe in February 1959. It was an Albion FT39N Victor with Duple FC33F body which had been new to Battersby, Morecambe in March 1952 and is seen in Bedford.
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1960, Bedford
46. 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
47. 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
48. ORU263
Harrington bodied Albions formed the core of Charlies Cars fleet and this is 68, ORU263, an FT39AL with FC35F body new in 1954 and seen on hire to Western/Southern National at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 24 June 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
49. 6768
Guernsey Railway 66, reg.no.6768 and Guernsey 57, reg.no.2616, Albion Victor FT39ANs with Heaver B35F body, 66 new in May 1955 and 57 in 1956.
Photo taken August 1978, Guernsey
50. 6769
Guernsey 55, reg.no.6769 and Guernsey 60, reg.no.9434. 55 was an Albion Victor FT39AN with a Heaver B35F body new in May 1955 while 60 was an Albion NS3N with a Reading B35F body, new in 1960.
Photo taken August 1978, Guernsey
51. 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 Roqcues, Guernsey
52. LVA872
Gibson, Moffatt LVA872, an Albion FT39AL with a Duple C35F body was acquired in April 1961 from Hutchison, Overtown to whom it had been new in 1955. It is seen outside the Western S.M.T. office in Dumfries.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
53. 1982
Guernsey Motors 70 an Albion Victor FT39AN with Heaver B35F body new about 1956 seen in St Peter Port Bus Station.
Photo taken 1976, St Peter Port Bus Station
54. 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
55. 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. New in November 1957, it was withdrawn in 1968 and converted to a left-luggage office at Scarborough, a role which it fulfilled until passing to United in March 1972. United used it until January 1975 when it was withdrawn and sold for preservation.
Photo taken c.1969, Scarborough, Westwood Bus Station
56. 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
57. 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, Long Causeway, Dewsbury
58. ZP4438
Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway Albion Nimbus single decker, No.92, ZP4438 at Letterkenny station yard. Church Hill was a station about 10 miles north west on the former Burtonport line.
Photo taken Summer 1966, Letterkenny Station Yard
59. 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
60. 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
61. 1982
Guernsey Motors and Guernsey Railways were a jointly run company who for a number of years used different liveries for the two branches of the company. Seen at St Peter Port in 1977 is a red Albion Victor with Heaver bodywork of the Motors fleet, 70, 1982, and a Bedford J4E25 with Reading body which has more than a passing resemblance to the Victor, 105, 19663. The Albion dates from the late fifties and the Bedford from the mid sixties
Photo taken 1978, St Peter Port Geurnsey
62. 745CVT
Potteries MT SN8745, 745CVT, an Albion Aberdonian MR11L built in 1958 with Weymann B44F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1969, Newcastle-under-Lyme Bus Station
63. 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
64. 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
65. 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
66. 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, Victoria Coach Station
67. 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 in Newcastle
68. 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, Newcastle, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station.
69. 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
70. YFO127
Preserved former Guernsey Motors 77, YFO127 (the original Guernsey registration was 8227), a Reading-bodied Albion Victor, new in 1958
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 2006, Wisley Aerodrome
71. 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
72. SJN634
Southend Albion Aberdonian 200, SJN634.
Photo taken May 1962, Bournes Green, Southend
73. SJN635
Southend Albion Aberdonian 201, SJN635, as originally delivered with the distinctive cream 'V'.
Photo taken Southend Victoria Station forecourt
74. SJN635
Southend Albion Aberdonian 201, SJN635, which had just been repainted without the distinctive cream 'V'.
Photo taken Monday 5 August 1963, Southend Victoria Station forecourt
75. SJN635
Southend Albion Aberdonian 201, SJN635.
Photo taken Tuesday 7 April 1964, Southchurch Road, by the junction with Bournemouth Park Road
76. 4600NX
Wheildon, Castle Donington operated this Albion VT17L Victor with Yeates Europa C41F body, 4600NX. New in 1960 to Court, Chapel End it was the only VT17L to be bodied by Yeates. It is seen here at Gilwell Park, Epping on the occasion of a Scout/Cub weekend camp.
Photo taken Saturday 5 July 1969, Gilwell Park, Epping
77. 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
78. OMS243
OMS243 was number N10 in the Alexander Midland fleet, being an Alexander C29F bodied Albion NS3L Nimbus and was seen at Falkirk garage. It was one of ten such coaches new in 1960.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 July 1965, Falkirk
79. WHJ428
Southend Albion Aberdonian 202, WHJ428.
Photo taken May 1962, Bournes Green
80. WHJ428
Southend Albion Aberdonian 202, WHJ428.
Photo taken Saturday 23 January 1965, Southchurch Road, at junction with Sutton Road
81. WHJ429
Southend Albion Aberdonian 205, WHJ429.
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Southchurch Road, at junction with Sutton Road
82. WHJ429
Southend Albion Aberdonian 205, WHJ429.
Photo taken Saturday 19 February 1966, Wakering Road, heading towards Bournes Green
83. 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
84. HK4558
Kowloon Motor Bus L57, HK4558, an Albion Victor VT17AL built in 1961 with British Aluminium Company B37D+19 bodywork.
Photo taken July 1981, Kowloon, Yuen Long?
85. 171NVO
East Midlands took one batch of 14 Albion Lowlanders in 1962/3 with Alexander H41/31F bodywork on LR7 chassis. 271 (formerly D171) 171NVO is seen outside Worksop depot in National Bus Company days. Note the revised front grille with a central step raised number plate and NBC logo.
Photo taken Sunday 4 December 1977, Worksop Depot
86. 747EUS
When Ribble took over Bamber Bridge Motor Services in 1967 one of the vehicles retained for further service was 747EUS an Alexander bodied Albion Lowlander which was a former demonstrator. It was numbered 1968 in the Ribble fleet where it joined a batch of Lowlanders with unusual full front Alexander bodywork
Photo taken 1975, Wigan bus station
87. 747EUS
Ribble 1968, 747EUS, an Albion Lowlander with Alexander body. New in 1962, it was briefly used as a demonstrator until sold to Bamber Bridge Motor Services (no. 6) later the same year. BBMS sold out to Ribble in 1967, the vehicle passing to them until withdrawal about 1975.
Photo taken Winter 1970/71, Skipton Bus Station exit
88. TCS151
Highland Omnibuses AL2, TCS151, an Albion Lowlander LR1 with Alexander H41/31F bodywork, new in May 1962 to Western SMT as their 1703, seen at South Kessock having arrived on an Inverness town service.
Photo taken c 1973, Kessock Ferry
89. UCS604
On a wet day in Wick, Highland Omnibuses AL8, UCS604, an Albion Lowlander LR1 with Northern Counties H39/32F bodywork, waits for its next trip to Thurso via Bower and Castletown. It had been new to Western SMT as their 1740 in 1962 but was transferred to Highland in 1966. It was withdrawn in 1977.
Photo taken 1967, Wick Bus Station
90. 164NVO
East Midland D164, 164NVO, was a split personality LR7 Lowlander with Alexander H41/31F body which seemed unsure as to whether it was an Albion or a Leyland when seen at Chesterfield!
Photo taken Sunday 17 August 1969, Chesterfield
91. 167FVD
Wilson of Carnwath 167FVD, a Albion Victor VT21L built in 1963 with Duple Firefly C41F bodywork. New to Irvine of Salsburgh.
Photo taken August 1978, Carnwath
92. 168NVO
East Midland D168, 168NVO, a 1963 Leyland Albion Lowlander LR7 with Alexander H41/31F body
Photo taken 1963, East Midland, Clowe Bus Garage
93. 172HTM
172HTM was Luton 172 and was an Albion LR7 Lowlander with an East Lancs H35/30F body, ten such vehicles (165-174) being new in 1963, along with a further six with Neepsend bodies on East Lancs frames (175-180).
Photo taken Sunday 14 March 1965, Luton
94. 173NVO
East Midland D173, 173NVO, a 1963 Leyland Albion Lowlander LR7 with Alexander body, seen at Doncaster South bus station in 1969. East Midland also bought Lowlanders with MCW group bodywork.
Photo taken 1969, Doncaster South Bus Station
95. 7087HJ
Southend Albion Albion Lowlander 323, 7087HJ when brand new
Photo taken April 1963, Shoeburyness Cambridge Hotel
96. 7087HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 323, 7087HJ
Photo taken Saturday 19 February 1966, Southend Victoria Avenue
97. 7087HJ
Rear view of Southend Albion Lowlander 323, 7087HJ
Photo taken Early 1970s, Southend Central Station
98. 7087HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 323, 7087HJ
Photo taken Tuesday 6 July 1971, SCT Garage, London Road
99. 7088HJ
Southend Lowlander 324, 7088HJ
Photo taken Tunbridge Road works, Southend
100. 7088HJ
Interior upstairs view of Southend Albion Lowlander 324, 7088HJ
Photo taken Thursday 26 March 1964, Southend High Street
101. 7090HJ
Ex-Southend Lowlander 326, 7090HJ, was shipped to Canada for the 1978 Commonwealth Games and used as team transport. It is seen here 22 years later, looking very smart and still carrying the same colour scheme.
Photo taken October 2000, Shuswap Lake, British Columbia
102. 7090HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 326, 7090HJ. After withdrawal from service, 326 was shipped to Canada as team transport in the 1978 Commonwealth Games and then ended up in Shuswap Lake, British Columbia.
Photo taken June 1975, Central Southend
103. 7091HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 327, 7091HJ
Photo taken Thursday 31 December 1964, Thorpe Bay Corner
104. 7091HJ
Southend Lowlander 327, 7091HJ, at the bottom of West Street Rochford, on route 7 for Rayleigh Station.
Photo taken West Street, Rochford
105. 7092HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 328, 7092HJ, under tow, complete with traffic jam
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1964, Southend Victoria Avenue, climbing hill near Prittlewell Church
106. 7092HJ
Alder Valley was very short of buses in 1974 and hired some of SCT's Lowlanders. In this view 328, 7092HJ, is seen boarding passengers in Wokingham whilst operating route 192
Photo taken Thursday 31 October 1974, Broad Street, Wokingham
107. 7092HJ
Southend Lowlander 328, 7092HJ, with blinds for rail replacement service.
Photo taken c.1970, London Road, Southend
108. 7093HJ
Southend Lowlander 329, 7093HJ
Photo taken Tunbridge Road depot, Southend
109. 7093HJ
Rear view of Southend Albion Lowlander 329, 7093HJ
Photo taken Thursday 2 April 1964, Thorpe Bay Corner
110. 7093HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 329, 7093HJ
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Southend Victoria Avenue, climbing hill near Prittlewell Church
111. 7094HJ
Southend Lowlander 330, 7094HJ
Photo taken Tunbridge Road depot, Southend
112. 7094HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 330, 7094HJ, is seen at The Kursaal, Southend operating on route 7 to Rayleigh Station.
Photo taken Saturday 5 September 1970, Southend Kursaal
113. 7095HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 331, 7095HJ, with its nearside front window replaced, presumably after an accident
Photo taken Saturday 28 September 1963, Shoeburyness Cambridge Hotel
114. 7095HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 331, 7095HJ
Photo taken Saturday 13 February 1965, Southchurch Road, at junction with Sutton Road
115. 7095HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 331, 7095HJ
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Shoebury Common
116. 7095HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 331, 7095HJ
Photo taken Tuesday 7 April 1964, Victoria Avenue, Southend
117. 7589TF
J Fishwick & Sons, Leyland, C3, 7589TF, an Albion Victor VT21L built in 1963 with Duple Firefly C41F bodywork. Fishwick's coach livery always seemed more attractive than their bus one.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar Racecourse
118. 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
119. FGM15
Highland Omnibuses AL15, FGM15, an Albion Lowlander LR1 with Alexander H41/31F bodywork, new in June 1963 to Central SMT as their A15. It was one of thirteen (nine with Alexander bodies, the remainder bodied by Northern Counties) which were aquired by Highland in 1965.
Photo taken c. 1973, Outside Wick Depot/Bus Station
120. FGM21
Highland Omnibuses AL21, FGM21, was an Albion Lowlander LR1 with Northern Counties H39/32F bodywork, seen here wearing the new livery introduced in 1970.
Photo taken 1971, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
121. TWG568
Whilst all Scottish Bus Group fleets had Bristol FLFs to fulfill their flat floor needs, others also took the Albion Lowlander. Alexander (Midland) had 44 such buses delivered in 1963 and 1964 with Alexander bodywork on the LR1 variant. MRE17, TWG568, of Milngavie Depot is seen in the bus parking area of the Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow.
Photo taken Saturday 6 August 1977, Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow
122. UCS616
Alexander's (Fife) FRE26, UCS616, was an Albion Lowlander LR1 with Northern Counties H39/29F bodywork. It had been new in 1963 to Western SMT as their 1752 and was one of nine such vehicles which were acquired by Fife in 1966.
Photo taken 1968, Dunfermline Depot
123. UCS631
Western SMT AN1767(B3) UCS631, an Albion Lowlander LR1 from 1963 with Alexander H40/29F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Ayr bus station
124. UCS659
Western SMT 1795, UCS659, is a preserved Albion Lowlander with Alexander H40/31F body of 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1997, Brodick, Isle of Arran
125. VCS399
Unfortunately not the best picture as the bus was travelling too fast for my camera, but this is the only picture I have of one of 7 Albion Lowlanders of Western SMT that carried Northern Counties H39/32F bodywork instead of the more common Alexander. Seen approaching Kilmarnock Bus Station carrying a wrap round advert then in fashion.
Photo taken Wednesday 10 August 1977, Kilmarnock Bus Station
126. VCS416
Western SMT N1862, VCS416, a Lowlander L1 with Alexander H40/29F bodywork new in 1963 enters Anderston Cross Bus Station.
Photo taken c 1973, Anderston X Bus Station, Glasgow
127. 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
128. 84WRR
South Notts of Gotham were one of the operators who ran the Clifton service from Nottingham along with Nottingham and West Bridgford Corporations. They bought five Albion Lowlanders with Northern Counties bodywork - seen at the company depot is 84, 84WRR, a 1964 example.
Photo taken Saturday 17 October 1981, Gotham
129. AAG112B
Highland Omnibuses AL37, AAG112B, an Albion Lowlander LR7 with Alexander H40/29F bodywork new to Western SMT in 1964 as their 1919. It was acquired by Highland in 1971.
Photo taken c 1973, Kessock Ferry
130. KHD404
Yorkshire 930, KHD404, an Albion Lowlander LR7 with Weymann H72F body, new in February 1964
Photo taken Monday 9 August 1965, Wellington Street, Leeds
131. KHD407
Yorkshire Woollen bought one batch of Albion Lowlander LR7 with Weymann bodywork in 1964 which would be the last new front engined vehicles. Bought new as 933, KHD407, the bus was later renumbered 115 and then as 524 in the joint West Riding/Yorkshire Woollen fleet.
Photo taken Friday 1 November 1968, Queen Street, Leeds
132. KHD413
Yorkshire WD 121 KHD413, a Albion Lowlander LR7 built in 1964 with Weymann H41/31F bodywork. The style of bodywork looking strangely uncomfortable on the chassis. This bus had been renumbered from 939.
Photo taken December 1970, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
133. AD7213
Kowloon Motor Bus L196, AD7213, an Albion Chieftain CH13AXL built in 1965 with Metal Sections B27D+14 bodywork, presumably ordered to satisfy a requirement for something rugged. This was withdrawn the following year and converted to a service lorry, a use to which it would have been well suited.
Photo taken July 1981, Yuen Long, Kowloon
134. ARN861C
Ribble Leyland/Albion Lowlander 1861, ARN861C, with full front Alexander body dating from 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 23 May 1976, Wigan bus station
135. BCS254C
Highland Omnibuses AL39, BCS254C, an Albion Lowlander LR7 with Northern Counties H39/30F bodywork which was new to Western SMT (their 1921) in 1965. It was acquired by Highland in 1971 and was withdrawn in 1981.
Photo taken early 1970s, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
136. BCS256C
Preserved former Highland AL41, BCS256C, an Albion Lowlander with NCME H39/30F body, new in 1965
Photo taken Sunday 1 April 2007, Cobham Bus & Coach gathering, Longcross
137. DXA411C
Between 1965 and 1969 Alexander's (Fife) took delivery of 48 Albion Vikings which were spread amongst the company's depots. By contrast Midland took 75 during the same period and Northern 88 between 1965 and 1970, to which they added a further 6 coaches transferred from Eastern Scottish in 1972. FNV11, DXA411C, was an Albion VK43L with Alexander C40F bodywork which had been new in 1965.
Photo taken c.1973, Dunfermline Depot
138. FWG987D
Alexander Midland MNV12, FWG978D, was an Albion Viking with an Alexander C40F body of 1966.
Photo taken 1968, Balmoral
139. OBF342D
Byrne's of Leek OBF342D, an Albion Victor VT21L with Duple (Northern) Firefly C41F body new in 1966, and Swain's (of not sure where) 951WTU, a Bedford SB5 with Duple Bella Vega C41F body, new in 1962 to Naylor's of Stockton Heath.
Photo taken 1973, a coach park somewhere in York
140. GRG462E
Alexander's (Northern) bought 88 Albion Viking VK43Ls between 1965 and 1970 and took a further 6 second-hand from Eastern Scottish in 1972. NNV26, GRG462E, of Rosehearty depot carried an Alexander C40F body and had been new in March 1967.
Photo taken 1967, Aberdeen, Bus Station
141. GRS343E
Alexander Northern NV43, GRS343E, a 1967 Albion Viking VK43AL with Alexander Y type 40 coach body.
Photo taken 1999, Halifax
142. JCS819F
JCS819F was an Albion VK43AL Viking wiith a Park Royal Royalist C41F body belonging to Cooper, Gilesgate Moor and was seen in Midland Road, Kings Cross in London. Only six of this body design were built, all on Albion VK43AL chassis, this being the first to be built, and was new to Clyde Coast, Saltcoats in December 1967. Four went to Red House Garage, Coventry (KHP778/9E, KHP894/5E) in March and May 1967 and one to Hirst, Holmfirth (UWU448F) in March 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 26 September 1970, Midland Road, Kings Cross
143. MWG108F
Alexander Midland MNV61, MWG108F, was a nearly new Albion Viking with Alexander coachwork.
Photo taken 1968, Pitlochry
144. UWU448F
Great Horton Taxis, Bradford UWU448F, an Albion Viking VK43AL with Park Royal Royalist C41F body, new to G. B. Hirst, Holmfirth in 1968.
Photo taken Summer 1974, Great Horton Road, Bradford
145. UWU448F
Great Horton Taxis, Bradford UWU448F, an Albion Viking VK43AL with Park Royal Royalist C41F body, new to G. B. Hirst, Holmfirth in 1968. A slightly later view than the previous one, after its owner had repainted it into a rather insipid white and beige livery.
Photo taken late 1976, Great Horton Road/Old Road, Bradford
146. AR7738
Kowloon Motor Bus L257 AR7738 Albion Viking EVK41XL built in 1971 with Metal Sections B45D+25 bodywork, displaying a "Bus Full" sign in the top right corner of the windscreen.
Photo taken July 1981, Yuen Long, Kowloon