SCT '61 Photo Index
Albion Lowlander
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1. TCS151
Lowlander Lineup at Inverness Garage of Highland Omnibuses, all ex Western SMT deliveries , BCS257C, the last Lowlander bought by WSMT with Northern Counties body (1965), UCS629 (1963) with Alexander body and TCS151, the prototype LR1 /Alexander (1703) Lowlander, built 1961. Spot the differences!
Photo taken Mar 1973, Inverness Garage
2. 171NVO
East Midlands took one batch of 14 Alexander H41/31F bodied Albion Lowlanders in 1962/3 on LR7 chassis. 271 (formerly D171) 171NVO is seen outside Worksop depot in National Bus Company days.
Photo taken Sunday 4 December 1977, Worksop Depot
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. TWG563
Alexander (Midland) MRE12, TWG563, an Albion Lowlander LR1 built in 1962/3 with Alexander H40/31F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Falkirk Bus Station
7. 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 It was withdrawn in 1977.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
8. 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, Head Office/Garage, New Steert, Park Road, Chesterfield
9. 168NVO
East Midland D168, 168NVO, a 1963 Leyland Albion Lowlander LR7 with Alexander H41/31F body
Photo taken 1963, Clowne Bus Garage
10. 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
11. 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
12. 7087HJ
Southend Albion Albion Lowlander 323, 7087HJ when brand new
Photo taken April 1963, Cambridge Hotel, Shoeburyness
13. 7087HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 323, 7087HJ
Photo taken Saturday 19 February 1966, Victoria Avenue, Southend
14. 7087HJ
Rear view of Southend Albion Lowlander 323, 7087HJ
Photo taken early 1970s, Southend Central Station
15. 7087HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 323, 7087HJ
Photo taken Tuesday 6 July 1971, SCT Garage, London Road
16. 7088HJ
Southend Lowlander 324, 7088HJ
Photo taken Tunbridge Road Works, Southend
17. 7088HJ
Interior upstairs view of Southend Albion Lowlander 324, 7088HJ
Photo taken Thursday 26 March 1964, High Street, Southend
18. 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, Canada
19. 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 Bus Station, York Road, Southend
20. 7090HJ
Southend Transport 326, 7090HJ, Albion Lowlander / Alexander
Photo taken April 1975, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
21. 7090HJ
We've had a gallery about uses for an old bus but I think this wins the prize for the best. Former Southend Albion Lowlander 326, 7090HJ, went out to Canada as team transport for the English team in the 1978 Commonwealth Games, was used for a time as a cafe but was then in danger of being scrapped when it was rescued in 2012 and is now again a thriving cafe, the Wild Thyme Coffee House, in Saturna Island, British Columbia.
Photo taken Monday 12 December 2016, Saturna Island, British Columbia
22. 7091HJ
A rear view of Southend Alexander bodied Albion Lowlander 327, 7091HJ, new in 1963.
Photo taken Thursday 31 December 1964, Thorpe Bay Corner, Southend
23. 7091HJ
Southend Lowlander 327, 7091HJ, at the bottom of West Street Rochford, on route 7 for Rayleigh Station.
Photo taken West Street, Rochford
24. 7092HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 328, 7092HJ, under tow, complete with traffic jam
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
25. 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
26. 7092HJ
Southend Lowlander 328, 7092HJ, with blinds for rail replacement service.
Photo taken c.1970, London Road, Southend
27. 7092HJ
Southend Lowlander 328, 7092HJ, is seen here at Eastwood Rise on service 23A to Leigh Station.
Photo taken Eastwood Rise, Eastwood, Leigh-on-Sea
28. 7093HJ
Southend Lowlander 329, 7093HJ
Photo taken Tunbridge Road Works
29. 7093HJ
Rear view of Southend Alexander bodied Albion Lowlander 329, 7093HJ
Photo taken Thursday 2 April 1964, Thorpe Bay Corner, Southend
30. 7093HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 329, 7093HJ
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
31. 7094HJ
Southend Lowlander 330, 7094HJ
Photo taken Tunbridge Road Works, Southend
32. 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, Kursaal, Southend
33. 7095HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 331, 7095HJ, with its nearside front window replaced, presumably after an accident.
Photo taken Saturday 28 September 1963, Cambridge Hotel, Shoeburyness
34. 7095HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 331, 7095HJ
Photo taken Saturday 13 February 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
35. 7095HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 331, 7095HJ
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Shoebury Common, Southend
36. 7095HJ
Southend Albion Lowlander 331, 7095HJ
Photo taken Tuesday 7 April 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
37. 7096HJ
Southend Transport buses have not often appeared at the Hullbridge, Anchor terminus, but at one time ST had 2 car workings on the otherwise Eastern National operated 22. Peter Cackett prepares to climb into the cab of Lowlander 332, 7096HJ, for the return run to Shoebury.
Photo taken Anchor Inn car park, Ferry Road, Hullbridge, near Rayleigh
38. 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
39. 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
40. 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 Street Bus Station, Glasgow
41. 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
42. UCS621
Western S.M.T. 1757, UCS621, an Albion LR1 Lowlander seen in Gauze Street, Paisley had an Alexander H40/31F body and was the first of forty new in 1963, although 1795 was an LR3 model. There were also twelve with Northern Counties H39/32F bodies, new the same year.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Gauze Street, Paisley
43. UCS629
Lowlander Lineup at Inverness Garage of Highland Omnibuses, all ex Western SMT deliveries , BCS257C, the last Lowlander bought by WSMT with Northern Counties body (1965), UCS629 (1963) with Alexander body and TCS151, the prototype LR1 /Alexander (1703) Lowlander, built 1961. Spot the differences!
Photo taken Mar 1973, Inverness Garage
44. UCS631
Western SMT AN1767(B3) UCS631, an Albion Lowlander LR1 from 1963 with Alexander H40/29F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Ayr Bus Station
45. UCS632
New in 1963, Western S.M.T. 1768, UCS632, was an Albion LR1 Lowlander with an Alexander H40/31F body seen here in Ayr.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Ayr
46. 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
47. 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
48. VCS408
Western SMT KN1854, VCS408, an Albion Lowlander LR1 built in 1963 with Alexander H40/31F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Ayr??
49. 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 Cross Bus Station, Glasgow
50. VCS433
Western S.M.T. 1879, VCS433, was an Albion LR1 Lowlander with an Alexander H40/29F body, one of thirty new in 1963, some with H40/31F bodies.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964
51. VWG368
Alexander (Midland) MRE30, VWG368, an Albion Lowlander LR1 built in 1963 with Alexander H40/31F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Falkirk Bus Station
52. 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, South Notts Depot, Gotham
53. 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
54. 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
55. 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
56. 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
57. UCK851
The ungainly (being polite) Alexander 'C' type FH41/31F bodied UCK851, seen in the Bus Station in Wigan, was Ribble 1851, the first of ten, and was an Albion LR1 Lowlander new in February 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 1972, Wigan Bus Station
58. ARN861C
Ribble Leyland/Albion Lowlander 1861, ARN861C, with full front Alexander body dating from 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 23 May 1976, Wigan Bus Station
59. ARN862C
Ribble 1862, ARN862C, was an Albion Lowlander LR1 with Alexander FH41/31F body new in April 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 31 March 1973, Hope Street, adjacent to Market Square Bus Station, Wigan
60. ARN866C
Ribble 1866, ARN866C, an Albion Lowlander with Alexander FH41/31F body new in 1965, with Atlantean RRN418 behind.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Skipton
61. 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
62. BCS256C
Preserved former Highland AL41, BCS256C, an Albion Lowlander with NCME H39/30F body, new in 1965
Photo taken Sunday 1 April 2007, Longcross
63. BCS257C
Lowlander Lineup at Inverness Garage of Highland Omnibuses, all ex Western SMT deliveries , BCS257C, the last Lowlander bought by WSMT with Northern Counties body (1965), UCS629 (1963) with Alexander body and TCS151, the prototype LR1 /Alexander (1703) Lowlander, built 1961. Spot the differences!
Photo taken Mar 1973, Inverness Garage
64. BRR85C
South Notts, Gotham 85, BRR85C, an Albion LR3 Lowlander, had a Northern Counties H41/30F body and was new in March 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 13 August 1967
65. BRR85C
South Notts Albion Lowlander 85, BRR85C, with Northern Counties H41/30F body. A Bedford VAM 5 GNN88D interlopes, along with probably a withdrawn PD2, registration RRR? The last Lowlanders, 82 & 89, ran until Deceember 1982.
Photo taken Saturday 4 April 1981, South Notts Gotham depot