SCT '61 Photo Index
Atkinson
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1. EDB322
North Western 395, EDB322, was one of the first two Atkinson passenger chassis to be placed in service and was an Alpha with Weymann B42R bodywork. It is seen on a slightly misty day at the Urmston garage of the operator.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Urmston Garage
2. MTJ807
Glenn, Uppingham (Central Coaches) 9, MTJ807, was a Trans United C41C bodied Atkinson PM746H Alpha seen at Victoria Coach Station whilst on hire to United Counties having operated the service from Leicester and Northampton. New as C39C in June 1951 to Sandown, Burnley, it was acquired by Glenn in October 1960 from Creasey, Syston to whom it had passed in June 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 8 July 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
3. FDB500
FDB500, North Western 500, was the first of the Atkinsons delivered in 1952 following delivery in 1951 of the first two Atkinson passenger chassis to be placed in service - 394/5, EDB321/2. This one has a Weymann B42R body on its Atkinson Alpha BPM746H chassis and is seen on the 27 service to Buxton in this shot at Manchester L.M.S.
Photo taken Saturday 24 May 1958, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
4. FDB512
Seen in Eccles on a short working on the service to Levenshulme is North Western 512, FDB512, one of two Willowbrook B44R bodied Atkinson Alpha chassis delivered in 1952 and entering service in 1953 after being exhibited at the 1952 Commercial Motor Show.
Photo taken Saturday 10 January 1959, Eccles
5. RPT128
RPT128 was an Atkinson BPL745H with Willowbrook B45F bodywork which was new to Venture of Consett in October 1954 as their 168 although it didn’t enter service until the following year.
Photo taken 1969, AComb, Tyne Valley Coaches depot
6. SMA869
S.H.M.D. 69, SMA869, seen at St. Michaels' Square, Ashton, was an Atkinson PL746H with a Northern Counties B34+27C standee body, one of two new in 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 14 March 1959, St. Michael's Square, Ashton
7. SMS868
S.H.M.D. 68, SMA868, one of two new in 1954, seen at St. Michaels' Square, Ashton, was an Atkinson PL746H with a Northern Counties B34+27C standee body.
Photo taken Saturday 14 March 1959, St. Michael's Square, Ashton
8. TTC882
Seen in Barnsley Bus Station is Camplejohn Brothers, Darfield 32, TTC882, which was a Burlingham B44F bodied Atkinson CPL745H acquired in December 1955. New in July 1954 it had previously served as a demonstrator for Atkinson. It became number 131C in the Yorkshire Traction fleet in January 1961 when the Camplejohn business was acquired.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1959, Barnsley Bus Station
9. UMA370
S.H.M.D. 70, UMA370, the solitary Atkinson PD746 double decker with Northern Counties H35/25C body in George Street, Manchester adjacent to Piccadilly Gardens.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 January 1958, George Street, Manchester
10. UMA370
Preserved S.H.M.D. 70, UMA370, the solitary Atkinson PD746 double decker with Northern Counties H35/25C body
Photo taken Mancheater Museum of Transport
11. VS6440
Seen at Spittalfield is VS6440, a Duple Elizabethan C41C bodied Atkinson PL745H Alpha which had been new in November 1954 to Doig, Greenock. It passed to Blair & Palmer, Carlisle in May 1963, to MacRae, Fortrose in June 1967 and to McLennan in 1968, entering service in July 1969.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1970, Spittalfield
12. RUP437
Venture, Consett 176, RUP437, new in 1955 was an Atkinson Alpha PM745H with a Willowbrook B45F body seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
13. UMA370
Atkinson only produced one double deck chassis for the home market. This was bodied by Northern Counties for SHMD as their 70 UMA370 in 1955 It was one of their last centre entrance buses, indeed it was one of the last centre entrance buses built for the UK market
Photo taken Saturday 4 December 2010, Manchester Museum of Transport
14. TPT113
TPT113 was one of the third batch of Atkinson BPL745H buses bought by Venture. Like the others this had a Willowbrook body, B45F in this case, and caried fleet number 182, being new in 1956.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 May 1964, Consett Bus Station
15. TPT113
Venture, Consett 183, TPT113, seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, was an Atkinson Alpha PM745H with a Willowbrook B45F body which entered service in 1956 although it was, along with 178-182, registered in 1955.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
16. XLG478
SHMD 109, XLG478, an Atkinson PL746H with Northern Counties B34+27CD body, one of two new in 1956.
Photo taken 1967, Tame Street Garage, Stalybridge
17. XLG478
S.H.M.D. 78, XLG478, was an Atkinson PL746H with a Northern Counties B34+27C standee body and was seen at Tame Street, Stalybridge outside the garage. It was one of two new in 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 28 February 1959, Tame Street Garage, Stalybridge
18. VPT549
Seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station in Newcastle, Venture 186 registered VPT549 carried Willowbrook B45F bodywork on its Atkinson BPL745H chassis new in 1957 and was one of the last six Atkinsons bought by Venture.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 May 1964, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
19. VPT552
Venture, Consett 189, VPT552, was an Atkinson BPL745H with Willowbrook B45F body (having been reseated from DP41F) new in 1957, seen here in Stanley.
Photo taken Friday 4 August 1967, Front Street, Stanley
20. 994GMA
SHMD 94, 994GMA an Atkinson PL746H with Northern Counties B34F body, new in 1959, seen in Ashton Bus Station. Note the “standee” windows. Again after formation of the PTE, but the bus shows no sign of it.
Photo taken Ashton Bus Station
21. 995GMA
Seen in St. Michael's Square, Ashton is S.H.M.D. 95, 995GMA, one of three new in 1959. It was an Atkinson PL746H with a Northern Counties B34+26F standee body.
Photo taken Saturday 6 June 1959, St. Michael's Square, Ashton
22. WBR246
Preserved Sunderland 46, WBR246, one of the final batch of Atkinsons 46-48 soon after it was bought for preservation, still in Tyne and Wear PTE livery and carrying the PTE number 1846.
Photo taken January 1978, Greenfield, Saddleworth
23. WBR248
Sunderland Corporation 48, WBR248, one of three Atkinson Alphas with Marshall body bought in December 1963/January 1964.
Photo taken 1996, Huddersfield
24. WBR248
Former Sunderland Corporation 48, WBR248, an Atkinson Alpha PM746HL with Marshall B45D bodywork was new in January 1964. It is seen on display at the conclusion of the annual Tees-Tyne Run from Stockton to South Shields.
Photo taken c.2007, Bents Park, South Shields