SCT '61 Photo Index
AEC Renown
Click on any thumbnail for a full size photo
1. 7552MX
AEC Renown demonstrator 7552MX on test with Halifax Corporation in April 1964.
Photo taken Thursday 30 April 1964, George Street, Halifax
2. 7552MX
AEC Renown demonstrator 7552MX on loan to Halifax Corporation, the last day of the loan period from 27th April to 10th May
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Lee Bank Road, Lee Bridge, Halifax
3. 7552MX
AEC Renown demonstrator 7552MX pictured while on loan to Hebble from late June to early July 1964.
Photo taken June/July 1964, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
4. 7552MX
AEC Renown, 7552MX, demonstrator at Queensbury on a Hebble Halifax Bradford service, whilst on loan to Hebble
Photo taken June/July 1964, Queensbury
5. 7552MX
From right to left: Premier Travel, Cambridge 322NJO, an AEC/PRV Bridgemaster 2B3RA with H40/25F body, new in 1963 as City of Oxford's 322; Burwell & District 7552MX, an AEC Renown 3B3RA with Park Royal H39/32F body, new in 1962 as an AEC demonstrator; partly visible is Eastern Counties LM621, ENG121C, a Bristol MW5G with ECW B45F body new in 1965.
Photo taken 1971, Drummer Street Bus Station, Cambridge
6. 7552MX
Burwell & District 7552MX, an AEC Renown 3B3RA with Park Royal H39/32F body, new in 1962 as an AEC demonstrator, about to be overtaken by Premier Travel 323NJO, an AEC/PRV Bridgemaster 2B3RA with H40/25F body, new in 1963 as City of Oxford 323.
Photo taken 1971, Drummer Street Bus Station, Cambridge
7. 8071ML
G.W. Osborne of Tollesbury AEC Renown, 8071ML with Park Royal H44/31F body which joined the Osborne fleet in late 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Colchester Bus Station
8. 8071ML
AEC brought out the lowheight Renown chassis as a replacement for the poor selling Bridgemaster in 1963. AEC built two pre-production examples in 1962 as demonstrators. One of these was 8071ML with front entrance Park Royal body; when new this bus spent several months on loan to the country area of London Transport. Alongside is Stockport Corporation 71, KJA871F, a 1968 Leyland Titan PD3/14 with East Lancs bodywork carrying GMT livery and fleet number 5871.
Photo taken August 1981, Harrogate
9. 8071ML
Former demonstrator, G.W. Osborne of Tollesbury AEC Renown, 8071ML with Park Royal H44/31F body which joined the Osborne fleet in late 1963.
Photo taken Colchester (?)
10. 1972TJ
SELNEC Northern 6925, 1972TJ, was an AEC Renown 3B3RA with East Lancs H41/31R body. It was new as Leigh 25 - numerically but not in date the Corporation's first Renown, in November 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 16 September 1973, Lord Street, Leigh
11. 1975TJ
Former GMPTE 6928, 1975TJ, an AEC Renown 3B3RA with East Lancashire H41/31R body, new in 1963 as Leigh Corporation 28.
Photo taken Friday 25 June 1976, Leigh Corporation Depot
12. 1975TJ
Former Leigh 28, 1975TJ, is an AEC Renown with an East Lancs H41/31R body dating from 1963.
Photo taken Friday 7 July 2017, St Thomas Church, Main Street, Sutton-in-Craven
13. 211JUS
Smith, Barrhead 211JUS, an A.E..C. 3B3RA Renown with Park Royal H43/32F body is seen in Paisley on the Nitshill service. This later passed, together with its companion 212JUS, to Barton, Chilwell when the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society ceased bus operation and sold the Smith's enterprise to Western S.M.T.
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Paisley
14. 212JUS
Barton Transport 1116, 212JUS, an AEC Renown 3B3RA with Park Royal H43/32F body, new to Smith's (SCWS), Barrhead in 1963. Posed in the doorway of Barton's Ilkeston depot on an enthusiasts' visit, this was one of a pair acquired from Smith's - the other being 1115 (211JUS).
Photo taken Summer 1972, Ilkeston
15. 306ECY
Former South Wales 884, 306ECY, was an AEC Renown with Park Royal H39/32F body, built in 1963. In 1975 it was bought by Black Prince, Morley, Leeds for local contract work.
Photo taken 1975, Asda supermarket, Morley, Leeds
16. 329RJO
Bedlington & District 329RJO (formerly City of Oxford 329) an AEC Renown 3B3RA with Park Royal H38/27F body, new in 1963.
Photo taken Summer 1977, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington
17. 700DTH
Lough Swilly 88, 700DTH, was an AEC Renown 3B2RA with Willowbrook H39/32F new 12/63 to West Wales, Tycroes and bought by Lough Swilly in 1968.
Photo taken 1968, Pennyburn Depot (part of their old railway works), Londonderry, Northern Ireland
18. 7552MX
An April Fools Day 1971 visit to Cambridgeshire independent Burwell & District Motor Services revealed some interesting vehicles. 7552MX is a former AEC demonstrator AEC Renown/ Park Royal H39/32F new in 1963 and acquired by Burwell in September 1965.
Photo taken Thursday 1 April 1971, Depot, Burwell
19. 9963SF
Eastern Scottish BB963A, 9963SF, an AEC Renown 3B3RA from 1963 with Park Royal H42/32F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Dalkeith Bus Station
20. VDB964
Ex North Western 964, VDB964. New in 1963 this AEC Renown has been bodied by Park Royal and is seen in Crosville colours
Photo taken 1971, Northwich
21. VDB973
North Western bought batches of AEC Renowns in the sixties - one such was 973, VDB973, dating from 1963. In 1972 the company was split between SELNEC PTE Crosville and Trent, 963 became DAA508 in the Crosville fleet and is seen at Northwich depot in 1978
Photo taken 1978, Northwich
22. VDB981
Crosville DAA516, VDB981, a 1963 AEC Renown 3B3RA with Park Royal H42/32F bodywork originally North Western 981
Photo taken Saturday 15 September 1973, Mann Island, Liverpool
23. 342TJO
City of Oxford AEC Renown 342, 342TJO, a 1964 model with Park Royal bodywork.
Photo taken 1993, Greenhead Park, Huddersfield
24. 5588ET
Bedlington & District 5588ET (formerley Rotherham Corporation 88), an AEC Renown 3B3RA with Roe H39/31F body, new in 1964.
Photo taken Summer 1977, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington
25. 5589ET
Rotherham Corporation 89, 5589ET, a 1964 AEC Renown with Roe bodywork to a Park Royal design. This was one of 3 Renowns owned by Rotherham The bus is on the joint route 69 with Sheffield between the two towns.
Photo taken 1969, Sheffield Road, Tinsley, Sheffield
26. 595LCG
King Alfred 595, 595LCG, an AEC Renown 3B2RA083 with Park Royal H44/31F body new in June 1964
Photo taken Sunday 3 April 2005, Wisley Aerodrome
27. 595LCG
Preserved King Alfred 595, 595LCG, an AEC Renown 3B2RA083 with Park Royal H44/31F body new in June 1964.
Photo taken Monday 1 January 2007, The Broadway, Winchester
28. 595LCG
Preserved King Alfred 595, 595LCG, an AEC Renown 3B2RA083 with Park Royal H44/31F body new in June 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2011, Alton
29. 596LCG
King Alfred 596, 596LCG, an AEC Renown 3B2RA083 with Park Royal H44/31F body new in June 1964, now owned by FOKAB (Friends of King Alfred Buses).
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2004, Watercress Line Rally, Alton
30. 596LCG
King Alfred 596LCG, an AEC Renown 3B2RA083 with Park Royal H44/31F body new in June 1964, now owned by FOKAB (Friends of King Alfred Buses).
Photo taken Monday 1 January 2007, The Broadway, Winchester
31. 596LCG
King Alfred 596, 596LCG, an AEC Renown with Park Royal H44/31F body new in June 1964, now owned by FOKAB (Friends of King Alfred Buses).
Photo taken Sunday 1 January 2012, The Broadway, Winchester
32. 596LCG
King Alfred AEC Renown 596, 596LCG, with Winchester Cathedral in the background
Photo taken Wednesday 1 January 2014, The Broadway, Winchester
33. 9757RH
East Yorkshire 757, 9757RH, a 1964 AEC Renown with Park Royal bodywork, numerically the first Renown for East Yorkshire.
Photo taken 1971, Hull Bus Station
34. 9762RH
East Yorkshire Motor Services 762, 9762RH, one of a batch of ten AEC Renown 3B3RAs with Park Royal H42/32F bodywork which were new in March 1964. 762 was withdrawn in 1977.
Photo taken late 1960s, Ferensway Bus Station, Hull
35. AJA120B
North Western 120, AJA120B, an AEC Renown with Park Royal H42/30F, new in November 1964.
Photo taken 1967, off Wood Street, Stockport
36. BKG713B
Western Welsh 713, BKG713B, a 1964 AEC Renown with Northern Counties front entrance bodywork.
Photo taken 1994, Meltham, Kirklees
37. BKG713B
Western Welsh 713, BKG713B, a Northern Counties H38/29F bodied AEC Renown new in 1964 leaving Newport. 713 has been preserved.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Newport
38. DBC190C
Preserved Leicester City 190, DBC190C, a AEC Renown 3B3RA with East Lancs H72F body new in 1964
Photo taken Sunday 29 June 2003, North Weald
39. HTJ762B
GMT 6930, HTJ762B, a 1964 AEC Renown/East Lancs ex-Leigh 30
Photo taken Friday 27 May 1977, Mersey Square, Stockport
40. HTJ764B
SELNEC Northern 6939, HTJ764B, was an AEC Renown 3B3RA with East Lancs H41/31F body, new as Leigh 39 in December 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 16 September 1973, Leigh Bus Station
41. HTJ764B
SELNEC 6939, HTJ764B, an A E C Renown 3B3RA built in 1964 with East Lancashire H41/31F bodywork, new as Leigh Corporation 39.
Photo taken June 1970, Arpley Bus Station, Warrington
42. CKH775C
East Yorkshire MS 775, CKH775C, an A E C Renown 3B3RA built in 1965 with Park Royal H40/30F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Bus Station, Bridlington
43. CKH777C
East Yorkshire 644, VKH44, a 1956 AEC Regent V with Willowbrook body - the famous Beverly Bar roof is clearly seen. Alongside is 777, CKH777C, a 1965 AEC Renown with front entrance Park Royal body while the roof contour is not as pronounced as on 644 there is still a distinct inward taper to the upper deck
Photo taken 1993, Trans Pennine Rally Halifax
44. CKH786C
East Yorkshire 786, CKH786C, an A.E.C. 3B3RA Renown with a Park Royal H40/30F body seen in Hull.
Photo taken Sunday 27 July 1969, Lombard Street/Ferensway, Hull
45. CKH787C
A contrast in liveries on these two East Yokshire AEC Renowns with Park Royal bodywork. 787, CKH787C, in standard NBC poppy red dates from 1965. 763, 9763RH, a 1963 model carries the short lived NBC blue scheme in something approximating to EYMS house style.
Photo taken 1975, Ferensway Bus Park, Hull
46. DAU351C
Nottingham City Transport 351, DAU351C, an AEC Renown 3B3RA built in 1965 with Weymann H40/30F bodywork, numerically the first of a batch of 29.
Photo taken April 1975, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
47. DAU353C
Nottingham 353, DAU353C, seen here in central Nottingham was an AEC Renown with Weymann H39/31F body.
Photo taken Saturday 27 March 1965, Long Row West, Nottingham
48. DAU371C
Bedlington & District DAU371C (formerly Nottingham 371) an AEC Renown 3B3RA with Weymann H40/30F body, new in 1965. Behind is similar DAU374C.
Photo taken Summer 1977, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington
49. DBC189C
Hunter, Seaton Delaval 37, DBC189C (formerly Leicester 189), an AEC Renown 3B3RA with East Lancs. H44/31F body, new in 1965.
Photo taken Summer 1977, Oxford Street/North Parade, Whitley Bay
50. FAU386C
Bedlington & District FAU386C (formerly Nottingham 386) an AEC Renown 3B3RA with Northern Counties H40/30F body new in 1965.
Photo taken Summer 1977, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington
51. PTC114C
Leigh Corporation 15, PTC114C, a 1965 AEC Renown with front entrance East Lancs bodywork. Leigh bought both front and rear entrance Renowns which were the last double deckers bought before the advent of SELNEC PTE.
Photo taken August 1995, Harrogate
52. PTC114C
Preserved Leigh 15, PTC114C, a 1965 AEC Renown with front entrance East Lancs bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 2009, Bolton Day, Manchester Museum of Transport
53. PTC114C
Leigh East Lancs bodied AEC Renown 15, PTC114C, of 1965 shows how low an entrance step this type of low height vehicle could achieve. The attractive livery and fleet name exude municipal pride.
Photo taken Saturday 5 December 2009, Manchester Museum of Transport
54. PTC115C
A trio of Leigh Corporation East Lancs bodied AEC Renowns newly painted in SELNEC PTE colours wait for the off in Leigh bus station. Nearest the camera is Leigh's 35, PTC115C, a 1965 bus that was numbered 6935 in the PTE fleet.
Photo taken Thursday 12 April 1973, King Street Bus Station, Leigh
55. PTC115C
SELNEC Northern 6935, PTC115C, was an AEC Renown 3B3RA with East Lancs H41/31F body. It was new as Leigh 35 in August 1965 and still carries full fleetname and livery in 1970 to supply my only slide of the attractive colours.
Photo taken Monday 24 August 1970, Arpley Bus Station, Warrington
56. FJF38D
Leicester 38, FJF38D, an AEC Renown / East Lancs H43/31R
Photo taken January 1972, Charles Street, Leicester
57. FJF40D
Preserved Leicester 40, FJF40D, a 1966 AEC Renown with East Lancs H44/31R body.
Photo taken Saturday 26 April 2014, Quorn & Woodhouse station yard
58. FJF40D
Maynefleet 40, FJF40D, an A E C Renown 3B3RA built in 1966 with East Lancashire H43/31R bodywork,
Photo taken August 1979, Lime Street Railway Station, Liverpool
59. GAT813D
East Yorkshire 813, GAT813D, an A E C Renown 3B3RA built in 1966 with Park Royal H38/30F bodywork. Weighing some 8tons 6cwt, this decker was only a fraction heavier than the Panthers delivered that year at around 8ton 3cwt.
Photo taken May 1972, Bridlington Bus Station
60. GAT818D
One of six former East Yorkshire AEC Renowns that came to Northern General's Tynemouth subsidiary in 1972 is 3209 GAT818D. By the time this picture was taken, the bus was carrying the NBC style yellow livery of the Tyne and Wear PTE and Northern fleetnames, and is seen at Percy Main depot.
Photo taken Sunday 10 October 1976, Percy Main Depot, North Tyneside
61. GAT821D
In 1972 following receipt of new buses, Northern General's Tynemouth subsidiary sold 20 1963-67 built Daimler Fleetlines to East Yorkshire to help with that operators OMO conversion programme. In return Tynemouth received 6 Park Royal bodied AEC Renown double deckers formerly East Yorkshire 817-822 with matching GAT-D registrations. GAT821D is seen at Worswick Street bus station in Newcastle with Routemaster 2124 FPT594C alongside.
Photo taken March/April 1973, Worswick Street Bus Station, Newcastle
62. YTJ628D
GMT 6932, YTJ628D, a 1966 AEC Renown/East Lancs ex-Leigh 32.
Photo taken 5 May 1979, Victoria Bus Station, Salford
63. FWL371E
City of Oxford 371, FWL371E, a AEC Renown with Northern Counties bodywork seating 65, one of four delivered in August 1967. These were the only short wheelbase Renowns built and were also the final Renown chassis built. 371 is now resident at he Oxford Bus Museum
Photo taken Sunday 18 August 2013, Oxford Bus Museum
64. FWL371E
City of Oxford 371, FWL371E, a AEC Renown with 65 seat Northern Counties bodywork, one of four delivered in August 1967.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2014, Anstey Park, Alton