SCT '61 Photo Index
AEC Regent
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1. FJJ755
Ex-LT STL2595, FJJ755, with W.C.French, contractor, as their 975 at Warners Bridge, Southend in April 1956. Southend Airport is visible in the background.
Photo taken April 1956, Warners Bridge, Southend
2. GJ2011
In the background Eastern National 1008, GJ2011, an AEC Regent built in 1930 and rebodied by ECW OT59R in 1945, ex-Brighton Hove & District in 1954 and in front, another open-topper, 1248, ANJ831, a pre-war Bristol GO5G, also ex-Brighton Hove & District - 1248 lasted in the ENOC fleet until 1959.
Photo taken Leigh Beck Garage, Canvey Island
3. GJ2098
Ex London Transport ST922, GJ2098, a Tilling-bodied open staircase (H27/25RO) petrol engined AEC Regent which originally entered service with Thomas Tilling in South London in November 1930.
Photo taken Sunday 3 April 2005, Wisley Aerodrome
4. GJ2098
Ex London Transport ST922, GJ2098, a Tilling-bodied open staircase (H27/25RO) petrol engined AEC Regent which originally entered service with Thomas Tilling in South London in November 1930.
Photo taken Sunday 1 April 2007, Longcross
5. GJ2098
Preserved London Transport ST922, GJ2098, a Tilling-bodied open staircase (H27/25RO) petrol engined AEC Regent which originally entered service with Thomas Tilling in South London in November 1930.
Photo taken 1972, Horse Guards Avenue, London Whitehall
6. VX4108
VX4108, another second-hand Canvey and Benfleet AEC Regent with utility NCB body, origin unknown. Photographed after withdrawal in the yard at Fairfax Drive depot in April 1952, still in Canvey livery, but with fleet names painted over ready for disposal.
Photo taken April 1952, Fairfax Drive Depot, Southend
7. HX2980
Westcliff HX2980, originally a 1931 AEC demonstrator with Short bodywork, but later rebodied by ECW, and converted to open top in 1950
Photo taken August 1951, Southend Pier
8. MV842
Westcliff tow truck MV842 was a familiar sight in Southend throughout the 1950s. It had originally been a demonstrator with a Brush H20/26R body, new in 1931 and acquired by Westcliff in 1932/3. It is seen her rescuing Beadle bodied Regent JN3229 at the Wilson Road terminus of route 9 in about 1951/2.
Photo taken 1951/2, Wilson Road, Southend
9. TV4949
Nottingham lorry 809, running on trade plates 430AU, and probably converted from an AEC Regent double decker. Parked in a Nottingham depot Ė can anyone identify it?
Photo taken 1950s, Nottingham
10. CZ36
Belfast 69, CZ36 was a 1932 built AEC Regent with Park Royal H52R body and was withdrawn by Belfast Corporation from passenger service in 1943 but was converted to a lubricating wagon with fleet no. LW29 in 1946 and worked in that role until 1953. This shot was taken during the last weekend of April 1951.
Photo taken end April 1951, Royal Avenue, Belfast
11. GW6259
Eastern National open-topper 1157, GW6259, a 1932 AEC Regent, at the bus terminus in Jaywick Sands. Acquired from Brighton Hove & District in 1950.
Photo taken early 1950s, Jaywick Sands
12. GW6284
Brighton Hove and District 6284 is a 1932 AEC Regent whose original Tilling open staircase body was replaced in 1944 by this ECW H30/26R example. Withdrawal from service came in 1953.
Photo taken 1950, North Street, Brighton
13. GW6298
Lincolnshire 1909, GW6298, was a 1932 AEC Regent new to Tilling and was rebodied with a Beadle H30/26R body in 1944. It was acquired by Lincolnshire in October 1952 and is seen here at Skegness. It was scrapped a few months later in December 1955.
Photo taken Tuesday 16 August 1955, Skegness Bus Station
14. JO5401
Wilts and Dorset double-decker 441, JO5401, an AEC Regent with Brush body new to City of Oxford MS in 1932. It was acquired by Venture Ltd of Basingstoke in 1940, by which time it had been rebodied with a Park Royal body and bore the Fleet No. 41. In 1948 it was rebodied again, this time with a 1945 East Lancs body. Venture was by this time part of the Red & White group, which sold its bus interests to the BTC in 1950. Venture was put under the control of, and in 1951 taken over by, Wilts & Dorset, and JO5401 became W&D 441. It was sold for scrap in November 1954.
Photo taken 1954, Basingstoke
15. JO5403
Preserved Oxford AEC Regent JO5403, seen here at Oxford Bus Museum in 2003.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 2003, Oxford Bus Museum
16. JO5403
New to City of Oxford in 1932, JO5403 is an AEC Regent and carries a Brush body. It was withdrawn by COMS in 1951 passing to Provincal (Gosport & Fareham) who converted it to an open topper as seen here.
Photo taken Sunday 18 August 2013, Oxford Bus Museum
17. UG1030
Southend 248, UG1030, was an AEC Regent with Roe H30/26R body, new to Leeds in 1932 (fleet number 43) and bought second hand by Southend in 1946.
Photo taken Southend
18. UG1032
Leeds Corporation 45, UG1032, an AEC Regent with Roe body, seen here on loan to London Transport in the winter of 1940/1. In 1946 it was sold to Southend Corporation, becoming number 249 in the fleet
Photo taken London Marylebone Road/Baker Street
19. VO8566
Trent 1218, VO8566, was an AEC Regent acquired with the business of Naylor, Normanton in 1956. New in 1932 as Mansfield & District 66 when it carried a Weymann H30/24R body, it had been rebodied in 1949 with a Burlingham H30/26R body after sale to Naylor, and is seen here in Derby Bus Station.
Photo taken Thursday 1 October 1959, Derby Bus Station
20. WN4761
WN4761 was an AEC Regent with utility NCB body obtained by Canvey and Benfleet from South Wales Transport. It is seen here after takeover by Westcliff, but still in full Canvey light green and cream livery.
Photo taken June 1951, Fairfax Drive Depot, Southend
21. JN2796
Westcliff JN2796, one of a 1933 batch of five AEC Regents with Park Royal bodies, in Fairfax Drive yard in June 1951.
Photo taken June 1951, Fairfax Drive Depot, Southend
22. JN3229
JN3229, a 1933 AEC Regent originally similar to JN4747, but seen here in Fairfax Drive yard on 16th July 1955 after being rebuilt in the late 1940s by Beadle. Although nominally rebuilds, these bodies differed so much from the original that they were probably virtually new bodies. By this time the bus would have been in green livery and carries its Eastern National fleet number 1163.
Photo taken Saturday 16 July 1955, Fairfax Drive Depot, Southend
23. JN3229
Westcliff tow truck MV842 was a familiar sight in Southend throughout the 1950s. It had originally been a demonstrator with a Brush H20/26R body, new in 1931 and acquired by Westcliff in 1932/3. It is seen her rescuing Beadle bodied Regent JN3229 at the Wilson Road terminus of route 9 in about 1951/2.
Photo taken 1951/2, Wilson Road, Southend
24. JN3230
An official photo of Westcliff AEC Regent JN3230. The Weymann body was rebuilt by ECW in 1943; it is believed to have been on loan to Eastern Counties from 1940 to 1945. It was sold before the Eastern National takeover in early 1955.
25. JN3230
Westcliff AEC Regent JN3230 at the end of its life awaiting sale at Fairfax Drive Depot in April 1952.
Photo taken April 1952, Fairfax Drive Depot, Southend
26. JN4294
A slightly faded shot of Eastern National 1166, JN4294, an AEC Regent 5LW new to the Westcliff fleet in 1933/4 and rebodied by ECW in 1949, passing to Eastern National in 1955.
Photo taken EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
27. UG6310
Leeds C.T. UG6310, an AEC Regent 661 which was originally new in 1933 as bus 61 with Roe H28/24R body.
Photo taken October 1973, LCT Bramley Garage
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An unidentified Devon General AEC Regent open topper
Photo taken c.1957, Torbay Road, Torquay
29. ANW682
Leeds 139, ANW682, AEC Regent/Roe H30/26R seen here at Brighton after restoration work had been completed. The bus, one of a batch of 31 petrol engined vehicles (127-157), dates from September 1934.
Photo taken Sunday 1 May 1977, Madeira Drive, Brighton
30. ANW682
Leeds 1934 AEC Regent with Roe 56 seat body, now owned by Keighley Bus Museum Trust Ltd. Fleet no. 139, reg. no. ANW682.
Photo taken Sunday 10 April 2005, new Riverside Museum, Garage and Workshop, Keighley
31. ANW682
ANW682 was in use by Leeds Trades Council for Trade Union Week and is seen on Millgarth Street Car Park in Leeds. It is an A.E.C. 661 Regent new as Leeds 139 on 1st September 1934 with a Roe H28/26R body. The petrol engine was soon replaced and on 11th January 1935 it re-entered service having been fitted with a diesel engine, the batch of 127-157 being similarly dealt with between 21st November 1934 and 28th March 1935. The seating was later altered to H30/26R and the body was rebuilt by East Lancs, Bridlington in 1947/8. Initially withdrawn from service in 1950, 139 was re-instated in November 1953 for tramway replacement and finally withdrawn from service on 30th June 1954.
Photo taken Tuesday 16 September 1958, Millgarth Street Car Park
32. ANW696
Burrows 73, ANW696, seen in Leeds Bus Station was an AEC Regent with Roe H30/26R body new as Leeds City Transport (153) in 1934 and acquired from them in November 1951.
Photo taken Saturday 10 March 1956, Leeds Central Bus Station
33. AXM693
Preserved ex-London Transport STL441, AXM693, a 1934 AEC Regent.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2009, Alton
34. AYV651
AYV651 is London Transport STL469 and was taken on my only visit to the London Transport collection when it was at Syon Park.
Photo taken Monday 23 July 1979, Syon Park
35. JN4294
The other Westcliff Regent to receive a new ECW body, JN4294, in Central Station Approach late in its life (it was withdrawn in 1961), as Eastern National 1166
Photo taken c. April or May 1960, Southend Central Station
36. JN4745
Westcliff JN4745 with its later ECW body leaves Leigh Station on its way to Rayleigh on route 24 in September 1955 and now carries its Eastern National fleet number 1169 and will be in green livery. However, it still has a Westcliff blind of the type used on most of the postwar double deckers, with the route number in a square and comprehensive via points.
Photo taken Friday 23 September 1955, Leigh-on-Sea Station
37. JN4745
Eastern National 1169, JN4745, an A.E.C. 661 Regent with a 1949 Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body was seen at Southend Victoria Station. The chassis was new to Westcliff-on-Sea in 1934 when it carried a Weymann body, being numbered into the new Eastern National scheme in 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 29 August 1959, Southend Victoria Station forecourt
38. AUM404
AUM404 was an AEC Regent new to Leeds as number 161 in July 1935 with an MCCW H30/26R body. After withdrawal in September 1949 it passed, in December, to Wallace Arnold Tours and operated also at various times for both subsidiary companies Hardwicks, Scarborough and Farsley Omnibus Company.
Photo taken Saturday 15 September 1956, Headingley
39. AUM407
Mayne, Droylesden AUM407, ex-Leeds 164, was an AEC Regent with a Roe H30/26R body and was one of five dating from 1935. The body, fitted in 1946, replaced the original English Electric H30/26R body and it is seen here operating the service to Kershaw Lane, Audenshaw having been acquired by Mayne in August 1950.
Photo taken Thursday 10 April 1958, Newton Street, Manchester
40. AUM417
The Leeds tram service to Half Mile Lane (14) had been withdrawn in October 1953 and seen in Stanningley Road, at Bramley Town End on a peak hour short working, is 174, AUM417, an A.E.C. Regent with a Roe H30/26R body which had been new in 1935.
Photo taken Thursday 22 July 1954, Stanningley Road, Bramley Town End
41. AUM422
Leeds City Transport 179, AUM422, was an AEC Regent originally with Roe H30/26R body of 1935, seen here after conversion to a tree lopper in 1955.
Photo taken 1964, Street Lane, Moortown
42. AUM433
AUM433, an AEC Regent with Roe H30/26R body was new as Leeds City Transport 190 in June 1935. After withdrawal it passed to Wallace Arnold in June 1951 and saw service with subsidiary Hardwick, Scarborough until January 1956 when it was returned to Leeds for disposal. It is seen here at Wallace Arnold's Sayner Road garage in Leeds.
Photo taken Wednesday 4 January 1956, Chadwick Street, Leeds
43. AUM439
Burrows 71, AUM439, was acquired in April 1951 from Leeds City Transport (196) when 16 years old. An AEC Regent with Roe H30/26R body it is seen in Leeds Bus Station in company with one of the Bristols and on the right a Kippax & District Leyland bodied PD2/1.
Photo taken Monday 30 May 1955, Leeds Central Bus Station
44. GJ2004
GJ2004, one of two AECs recorded as acquired by Westcliff in 1950 from Brighton & Hove, at the Kursaal terminus on route 19 in August 1951.
Photo taken August 1951, Kursaal, Southend
45. GP6235
Brighton Hove and District 6235, GP6235, a 1935 AEC Regent originally fitted with Tilling open staircase bodywork, but seen here with a 1944 fitted Beadle H30/26R body which it carried until withdrawal in 1954.
Photo taken 1950, North Street, Brighton
46. JO5401
Wilts & Dorset AEC Regent 441, JO5401, one of the vehicles that came with Venture when it was taken over in 1951, an ex-Oxford Regent with post-war East lancs body.
Photo taken Sunday 22 July 1951, Newbury
47. JV3329
On driver training duties 52, JV3329, retained its Grimsby livery when seen outside the depot. This 1935 Roe H26/22C bodied AEC Regent was withdrawn later in 1958.
Photo taken Wednesday 16 April 1958, Victoria Street South, Grimsby
48. KY9210
Bradford service fleet 049, KY9120, is a gritting vehicle converted in 1952 from bus 415.
Photo taken early 1960s, Bowling Bus Depot
49. NJ3301
Brighton Hove and District 6301, NJ3301, a 1935 AEC Regent with a Tilling body which was rebuilt by Beadle in 1946. Hanningtons is the famous Brighton department store whose storage and removals offices are seen in front.
Photo taken 1950, North Street, Brighton
50. RD7127
Preserved former Reading 47, RD7127, a 1935 AEC Regent with Park Royal L26/26R body
Photo taken Sunday 1 April 2007, Longcross
51. UG1030
Four of the second-hand AEC Regents brought in the 1940s, parked in the Corporation yard ready for disposal, probably in 1952. They are 248, 250 (ex-Leeds UG1030/UG1033), 246 (ex-Nottingham TV6747) and 249 (ex-Leeds UG1032).
Photo taken c.1952, Corporation Yard, Southend
52. 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
53. BOR767
On the right is the famous ex-Provincial (Gosport and Fareham) 35, BOR767, a 1936 AEC Regent with Park Royal H30/26R. The top deck is from sister No44 when 35 had an argument with the famous Fareham Railway arch.
Photo taken August 2003, Stokes Bay, Gosport
54. BOR767
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
55. BOR767
Also at this yearís North Weald Rally and looking very smart was Provincial AEC Regent 35, BOR767, with Park Royal body.
Photo taken Sunday 7 July 2013, North Weald
56. BOR767
Provincal of Gosport AEC Regent 35, BOR767 dates from 1936, and has a Park Royal body. It is seen in Kings Road Harrogate in 1968 at an early Trans Pennine Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 4 August 1968, Kings Road, Harrogate
57. CAL194
1936 AEC Regent Park Royal, CAL194 had been Mansfield & District's 94. It then served Essex Police as a mobile road safety exhibition for nearly ten years: its condition belies its age, 30 years when this picture was taken. The front door is not original but an adaptation for its new role.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 1966, Gt Waldingfield, Suffolk (about six miles outside Essex!)
58. CNB1
Mayne, Droylsden CNB1 was an A.E.C. Regent which had been new in March 1936 with a Park Royal H33/29F body. It was rebodied in 1945 with an East Lancs H30/28F body and is seen here at the garage at Droylsden.
Photo taken Monday 26 May 1958, Droylsden Garage
59. CWJ405
A much rebuilt CWJ405, an AEC Regent I with a Weymann H28/26R body had been new to Sheffield but is seen here in Paisley operating for McGill, Barrhead.
Photo taken Tuesday 12 April 1960, Gilmour Street Station, Paisley
60. DGX212
Ex-LT STL1684, DGX212, was converted by furniture manufacturer W. Lusty & Sons, of Bromley by Bow, to a mobile showroom and is seen here parked up at Kettering market place.
Photo taken Saturday 24 August 1957, Kettering Market Place
61. DGX219
Former London Transport STL1700, DGX219, parked, engineless, in the back streets of Hackney in March 1957. I am not sure whether one would get away with parking an engineless, and presumably unlicensed, bus in the streets these days! Ianís Bus Stop shows this as owned by Advance Precision Instruments of Hainault (presumably the Advance in the blind box) from 1956 to December 1957, when it was sold to Walker Brothers, Hackney, presumably those responsible for parking it where it was. The date of my photograph suggests that the sale to Walker Brothers was probably earlier than recorded.
Photo taken March 1957, London Hackney
62. JK5603
Eastbourne towing vehicle JK5603, running on trade plates 087H?. New as an AEC Regent bus number 93 in 1936, it was damaged in the war and converted into a tow truck. It was preserved in the 1980s but later scrapped. Parked in what looks like the Eastbourne depot.
Photo taken 1950s, Churchdale Road Garage
63. DLU116
Harris (t/a Progressive), Cambridge DLU116 and FXT215 were acquired from London Transport Executive in September 1955 and August 1956 respectively. Both were A.E.C. O661 Regents with L.P.T.B. H30/26R bodies, DLU116 being new in 1937 as STL2117 and FXT215 being new in 1939 as RT40.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Cambridge(?)
64. DLU202
Seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough, DLU202 had been acquired in May 1956 by Canham, Whittlesea from London Transport Executive where it had been STL1836. The A.E.C. O661 Regent had an L.P.T.B. H30/26R body and it was sold for scrap in March 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
65. DLU225
Premier Travel, Cambridge acquired DLU225 in February 1954 from London Transport Executive where it had been STL1853, one of those new in 1937 with the special bodies for use through the Blackwall Tunnel on route 108.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Harston Depot
66. EGO426
Ex London Transport STL2377, EGO426, an AEC Regent with LPTB H30/26R body, new in 1937.
Photo taken Sunday 3 April 2005, Wisley Aerodrome
67. EGO426
Former London Transport STL2377, EGO426, withdrawn in the yard of Mulleys, Ixworth. This bus is now preserved in LT livery
Photo taken Ixworth
68. EGO426
The eighty year old bus which I had a very enjoyable ride on at Beer & Buses Weekend. EGO426 is former London Transport STL2377, an AEC Regent built in 1937.
Photo taken Saturday 14 October 2017, Newport Quay, Isle of Wight
69. FNW46
Leeds 76, FNW46, AEC Regent/Weymann H30/26R metal framed body new in September 1937 was withdrawn from passenger service in September 1949 and is seen here in Sovereign Street adjacent to Swinegate tram depot on Learner duties which it performed from 1949 to October 1956.
Photo taken Monday 22 August 1955, Sovereign Street, Leeds
70. FNW719
Leeds 400, FNW719, AEC Regent/Roe "Pullman" H31/25R was a 1937 Commercial Motor Show model which entered service in December 1937, was withdrawn on January 31st 1956, and is seen here in Infirmary Street shortly before withdrawal.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 January 1956, Infirmary Street, Leeds
71. FNW727
Leeds City Transport 236, FNW727, is seen, whilst in use on learner duties, in the yard at the rear of Bramley Garage in Henconner Lane.
Photo taken Saturday 28 July 1956, Bramley Garage
72. FT4222
Gosport & Fareham (Provincial) 39, FT4222, was an AEC 0661 Regent new to Tynemouth & District T95 in 1937 with a Weymann H26/26F body. It had been rebodied in 1949 with a Pickering H30/26R body and was acquired by Gosport & Fareham in 1957 as one of nine vehicles to replace those lost in the Hoeford garage fire of 18th June 1957.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, Gosport Ferry Terminus
73. FT4222
From time to time, Tynemouth's Pickering bodied batch of Meadows 6DC 1949 Guy Arabs has been mentioned.
Photo taken 1953?, Haymarket, Newcastle
74. HL8494
Seen in Leeds Central Bus Station is West Riding, Wakefield 217, HL8494, an A.E.C. O661 Regent, the second of a pair new to Bullock, Featherstone in November 1937, with Roe L24/24R bodies.
Photo taken Thursday 29 December 1955, Leeds Central Bus Station
75. JN9527
Southend Corporation 207, JN9527, the first numerically of four AEC Regents with English Electric L27/26R bodies, new in September 1937. It lasted until 1956 when it was sold for scrap.
Photo taken c 1954-6, near The Kings Head, Southend
76. JN9529
Southend 1937 AEC/English Electric double decker 209, JN9529, heads east along London Road on a 28 Western Circular in April 1957.
Photo taken April 1957, London Road
77. JN9530
One of Southend's 1937 AEC Regent/English Electric double deckers, 210, JN9530, stands in London Road at Victoria Circus on its way to Lifstan Way on route 25D in January 1955.
Photo taken Friday 21 January 1955, London Road, Victoria Circus, Southend
78. RC4625
FWN807, a AEC Regal III with Willowbrook B34F body, built in 1949 for South Wales (fleet number 113) and sold to W.C.French in 1961 and RC4625, an AEC Regent with post-war Willowbrook L55R body, ex-Trent new in 1937.
Photo taken Saturday 21 March 1964, Seaway Car Park, Southend
79. RC4631
Prefect Coaches, Liverpool RC4631 and EDK726 were seen in the coach park in Portland Street, Manchester which backed on to Chorlton Street Bus Station. RC4631 was a 1937 A.E.C. O661 Regent acquired from Trent, Derby 1025 which had a Willowbrook H30/26R body new in 1948 whilst EDK726 was a Leyland TS11 Tiger, new to Yelloway, Rochdale in 1942 with a Burlingham C32- body.
Photo taken Saturday 28 February 1959, Portland Street, Manchester
80. RC4635
RC4635 was one of 30 AEC Regents bought by Trent in 1937 and fitted with handsome Weymann 56 seat bodies. Many of the batch were rebodied by Willowbrook in the late 1940s and stayed in service with Trent until 1959/60.
Photo taken c.1937
81. RC4635
Trent AEC Regent 1344, RC4635, was new in 1937 with a Weymann H30/26F body. It was rebodied with a Willowbrook L27/28R body in 1949 and is seen here in Derby Bus Station.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 September 1959, Derby Bus Station
82. RC4637
RC4637, an AEC Regent new to Trent in 1937 with a Weymann body and rebodied in October 1948 by Willowbrook. Sold in March 1958 to Frank Cowley and sold onto to Passenger Transport Facility Manchester, last licenced in June 1960.
83. RC4641
Two vehicles in the W.C.French fleet, RC4641, 1937 AEC Regent with post-war Willowbrook L55R body, ex-Trent, and DNO271B based on a Ford Thames Trader lorry chassis.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1964, Seaway Car Park, Southend
84. RC4644
RC4644, W.C.French, an AEC Regent with post-war Willowbrook L55R body, ex-Trent new in 1937
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 1964, Seaway Car Park, Southend
85. RC4644
W.C.French HUO545, an AEC Regal with Weymann B35F body new in 1948 to Devon General and withdrawn by them in 1959 and to its left, 1937 AEC Regent RC4644 with post-war Willowbrook L55R body, ex-Trent in 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 21 March 1964, Seaway Car Park, Southend
86. RC4644
An earlier shot of contractor W & C French 1236, RC4644, looking very shiny compared with the photos taken in 1964/5. RC4644 was new in 1937 with a Weymann H28/26F body as Trent 1038 who had it rebodied by Willowbrook L55R post-war.
Photo taken early 1960s, Victoria Station, Southend
87. RJ6628
Berresford's, Cheddleton. On the left is HG2302, a Leyland Titan TD3c with Park Royal body, new to Burnley, Colne & Nelson (57) in 1933, and aquired in 1949. On the right, RJ6628, an AEC Regent 0661 with Metro-Cammell H26/22R body, new to Salford Corporation (155) in 1937, and acquired in 1951.
Photo taken March 1973, Berresford's Premises, near Cheddleton
88. AHJ831
Southend 1938 AEC Weymann double decker 211, AHJ831, stands in Priory Crescent outside the Ekco works on route 69 for Chalkwell Schools, a special service which ran morning and evening for Ekco workers.
Photo taken Priory Crescent, Southend
89. AHJ833
Southend 213, AHJ833, one of seven AEC Regent with Weymann L27/26R bodies, new in 1938.
Photo taken c. 1955-7, Bradley Street, Victoria Circus, Southend
90. AHJ833
Southend 1938 AEC/Weymann double decker 213, AHJ833, stands in London Road at Victoria Circus on a 25a for Thorpe Bay Corner in April 1956.
Photo taken Friday 20 April 1956, London Road, Victoria Circus, Southend
91. AHJ837
Southend No.217, AHJ837, one of the 1938 batch of AEC Regent/Weymann double deckers, stands at Highlands Boulevard terminus in January 1955, having just arrived on a 25B from Thorpe Bay.
Photo taken Saturday 29 January 1955, Highlands Boulevard, Southend
92. BUS168
Reliance, Newbury BUS168 had been new in 1938 as Glasgow 602 with a Cowieson H30/26R body. It was an A.E.C. O661 Regent and was rebodied in 1950 with a Scottish Aviation H30/26R body and was renumbered AR276.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
93. BUS185
Glasgow Corporation rebodied AR293, BUS185, AEC Regent/Scottish Commercial H30/26R at Blairdardie, the last vehicle in a batch of twenty new with Cowieson bodies. The chassis dates from 1938 and the body from 1950.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 April 1959, Great Western Road/Chaplet Avenue, Blairdardie
94. GUA791
Leeds City Transport 266, GUA791, an AEC Regent with Roe H31/25R body of 1938. It was transferred to the learner fleet in 1956 and renumbered 6 in 1958. Next to it is 407, JUG640, Regent III Roe H31/25R of 1947.
Photo taken 1963, Torre Road Depot yard
95. GUA802
Leeds City Transport 277, GUA802, an AEC Regent with Roe body, built in 1938. Withdrawn in 1956, it became Learner Bus 8 as seen, but was scrapped in 1963.
Photo taken 1963, Sovereign Street Depot yard, Swinegate
96. HL8494
West Riding 217, HL8494, was a Roe L24/24R bodied AEC Regent acquired with the Bullock business in 1950.
Photo taken Tuesday 16 September 1958, Central Bus Station, Leeds
97. JK7431
Eastbourne Corporation open-topper 10, JK7431, an AEC Regent with Northern Counties 48 seat body new in January 1938, fitted with a diesel engine and rebuilt to open-top in 1956. One of a batch of five, believed to be the last AEC Regent buses delivered with petrol engines.
Photo taken July 1960, Grand Parade, Eastbourne
98. BBA560
Prior to the second world war Salford buses were red rather than the more familiar green. This AEC Regent with Park Royal bodywork dated from 1939, 23,5 BBA560. It was the Salford driver trainer until final withdrawal in 1970 hence its survival and is now at the Manchester Transport Museum. The indicator is unusual.
Photo taken Saturday 1 December 2012, Manchester Museum of Transport
99. CUS818
Mayne, Droylsden CUS818 was one of two A.E.C. Regents with Weymann H30/26R bodies acquired from Glasgow in January 1953. This one, which had been new as Glasgow 653 in 1939, is seen at the garage at Droylsden.
Photo taken Monday 26 May 1958, Droylsden Garage
100. DOR921
Gosport & Fareham (Provincial) 47, DOR921, was an AEC 0661 Regent new in 1939 with a Park Royal H30/26R body which is seen at the Gosport Ferry terminus next to 5, HOR792, a Guy Arab III with a Guy H30/26R body new in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, Gosport Ferry Terminus
101. EYK396
Star of the day was London Transport RT1, EYK396
Photo taken Sunday 5 April 2009, Wisley Aerodrome
102. FUF61
Brighton Corporation 61, FUF61, an A.E.C. O661 Regent at Old Steine. This was one of twenty delivered in 1939 with Weymann H30/24R bodies.
Photo taken Saturday 31 January 1959, Old Steine, Brighton
103. FUF63
Preserved Brighton Corporation 63, FUF63, an AEC Regent I with Weymann 56 seat bodywork, new in 1939.
Photo taken Sunday 1 April 2007, at Longcross
104. FUF63
Rear view of preserved Brighton Corporation 63, FUF63, an AEC Regent I with Weymann 56 seat bodywork, new in 1939.
Photo taken Sunday 1 April 2007, at Longcross
105. FUF63
Preserved ex Brighton Corporation 63, FUF63, is an AEC Regent 1 0661/ Weymann H56R new in the Spring of 1939.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 2010, Madeira Drive, Brighton
106. FUF67
Brighton 67, FUF67, an AEC O661 Regent with a Weymann H30/26R body was photographed at Preston Barracks, Lewes Road, Brighton.
Photo taken Sunday 11 September 1960, Lewes Road, Brighton
107. FWJ809
Sheffield 9, FWJ809, was a 1939 AEC Regent I with Weymann H29/26R body and is seen laying over at Pond Street Bus Station.
Photo taken Thursday 15 May 1958, Pond Street Bus Station
108. HUM408
Former Leeds 1939 built AEC Regent / Roe H56R 113, HUM408, is seen operating for the Central Electricity Generating Board en route to Skelton Grange power station.
Photo taken Saturday 7 March 1959, Hunslet Road, Leeds
109. HUM410
HUM410 was new in December 1939 and was one of twenty A.E.C. O661 Regents with Roe H31/25R bodies, HUM401-420, new between December 1939 and March 1940 . Originally numbered 115 it became number 4 in the learner fleet in November 1956 and continued as such until October 1963.
Photo taken Monday 21 April 1958, Bramley Garage
110. HUM412
Leeds 117, HUM412, AEC Regent/Roe H31/25R photographed at Beeston on the first day of operation after buses had replaced trams on this route.
Photo taken Sunday 20 November 1955, Beeston
111. JK7428
A member of the constabulary poses for the camera as Eastbourne Corporation AEC Regent JK7428, named the White Rabbit, turns. One of four delivered in 1939, it was converted to open top in the mid 50s.
Photo taken Epsom Downs
112. JX6903
Halifax 21, JX6903, a 1939 AEC Regent with Roe H31/25R body seen outside Crossfield Bus Station. It had been number 70 until the 1952 renumbering scheme.
Photo taken Wednesday 17 October 1956, Broad Street, alongside Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax
113. JX7046
Berresford's, Cheddleton 8, JX7046, an AEC Regent 0661 with Park Royal H30/26R body, new to Halifax Corporation (80, renumbered 27 in 1952). It had passed to Berresford's in 1954 who continued to operate it in Halifax livery.
Photo taken March 1973, Berresford's Premises, near Cheddleton
114. MVW971
MVW971 was one of three AEC Regents, this time with Weymann bodies, obtained by Benfleet from Sheffield (their number 100). The others were MVW972 (Sheffield 104) and NPU170 (Sheffield 226). They were reregistered before entering service, hence the relatively late Essex registrations. It is photographed inside Fairfax Drive depot on 8th February 1957, probably in green livery but with Westcliff fleetname and carrying its Eastern National fleet number 1172.
Photo taken Friday 8 February 1957, Fairfax Drive Depot, Southend
115. BBA560
Former Salford City Transport Training Bus 98, BBA560, an AEC Regent with Park Royal H36/22R body, new in 1940 as no. 235 and withdrawn as early as 1948 for conversion into its new role.
Photo taken March 1972, SELNEC Frederick Road Depot, Salford
116. BBA560
Salford driver training bus 98, BBA560, seen in Victoria Bus Station had been new as number 235 in 1940. It was one of fifteen A.E.C. O661 Regents with H26/22R bodies, 233-242 being bodied by Park Royal whilst 243-247 had English Electric bodywork. 234 and 235 were withdrawn from passenger service in 1948 and rebuilt to dual-control trainers and renumbered to 97/8 respectively.
Photo taken Saturday 10 January 1959, Victoria Bus Station
117. FXT268
London Transport RT93, FXT268, one of the 151 pre-war RTs, many of which by 1959 were being used for driver training.
Photo taken August 1959, North Street Garage, Romford
118. FXT288
Immaculately preserved London Transport pre-war RT113, FXT288 - the photo was taken in the brilliant sunshine just after the torrential downpour
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 2006, Wisley Aerodrome
119. HF7435
HF 7435 was yet another AEC Regent with utility NCB body, obtained from Wallasey (their no.63), photographed leaving Fairfax Drive depot on 16th July 1955. By this time it was probably in green livery but with Westcliff fleetname, although it does not appear to be carrying its 1954 Eastern National fleet number 1156.
Photo taken Saturday 16 July 1955, Fairfax Drive Depot, Southend
120. HUM401
Leeds City Transport 106, HUM401, a 1940 AEC Regent with Roe bodywork.
Photo taken 2004, Pudsey
121. HUM401
Leeds City Transport 106, HUM401, was an AEC Regent with Roe H31/25R body of 1940. It was withdrawn in 1952 but reinstated for tram replacement in 1953. In 1956 it became Learner Fleet No.1.
Photo taken March 1963, York Street, Leeds
122. HUM416
Seen in Leeds Bus Station are two Leeds buses - Leyland H30/26R bodied Leyland PD2/1 397, NNW397, new in March 1950 and Roe H31/25R bodied A.E.C. O661 Regent 121, HUM416, new in March 1940.
Photo taken Thursday 3 June 1954, Leeds Bus Station
123. CDT34
Doncaster 60, CDT34, was an AEC Regent with Roe H30/26R body to utility specification delivered in 1942 and not withdrawn until 1962 still with its original body.
Photo taken Wednesday 31 July 1957, Glasgow Paddocks Bus Station