SCT '61 Photo Index
AEC Reliance
The coding used by AEC for the Reliance consisted of the basic model type, ('MU' or '2MU'=30ft long Reliance 470, '4MU'=36ft long Reliance 470 or '2U'=36ft long Reliance 590), followed by a gearbox type code ('2'=monocontrol epicyclic, '3'=syncromesh, '4'=constant mesh), followed by 'R' for right hand control followed finally by brake type ('V'=vacuum or 'A'=air).

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1. HVH211
Hanson 335, HVH211, an AEC Reliance new in 1954 with Roe B41F bodywork seen in Huddersfield.
Photo taken Friday 27 June 1958, Huddersfield
2. HVH211
Hanson's of Huddersfield 335, HVH211, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Roe DP41F body, new in 1954.
Photo taken July 1969, Dog Kennel Bank, approaching Lowerhouses, Huddersfield
3. KKW489
O.K. Motor Services, Bishop Auckland KKW489 was a Plaxton Venturer C41C bodied A.E.C. Reliance, new to O.K. in 1954, seen in Midland Road, Kings Cross.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Midland Road, London Kings Cross
4. KWV194
Warren's of Ticehurst KWV194, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Duple Elizabethan C41C body, new in 1954 to Shergold of Tidworth.
Photo taken July 1970, Madeira Drive, Brighton
5. MBY349
A Timpson & Sons a 1954 AEC Reliance. I always thought this was a Roe Daleman C41C body but I notice it has a Park Royal Body number. Hopefully somebody will enlighten me. Delivered in Bourne & Balmer livery, a company Timpsons acquired in 1953 but kept as a separate entity until 1960.
Photo taken 1966, rear of Depot, 175 Rushey Green, Catford (Plassy Road)
6. MOR581
Preserved Aldershot & District 543, MOR581, an AEC Reliance MU3RV. It was new in 1954 with a Strachan C41C body, fleet number 250, but was taken out of service in 1965, rebodied by Weymann B40F and re-entered service in 1967 with the new fleet number 543.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2003, Alton
7. MOR581
Preserved Aldershot & District 543, MOR581, an AEC Reliance MU3RV. It was new in 1954 with a Strachan C41C body, fleet number 250, but was taken out of service in 1965, rebodied by Weymann B40F and re-entered service in 1967 with the new fleet number 543.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2015, Anstey Park, Alton
8. MOR585
Aldershot & District 254, MOR585, new in 1954 was one of twenty-five such AEC MU3RV Reliances with Strachan 'Everest' C41C bodies. and is seen close to the Bus Station in Aldershot.
Photo taken Thursday 28 August 1958, Aldershot Bus Station
9. MOR594
William Press CH74, MOR594, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1954 with Strachan Everest C41C bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Trunk Road
10. MOR594
Aldershot & District 263, MOR594, a 1954 Strachan bodied AEC Reliance, pictured here on what was almost certainly a jolly organised by the SCTS when it was new.
Photo taken 1954
11. MOR594
Aldershot & District 263, MOR594, a 1954 Strachan bodied AEC Reliant, pictured here on what was almost certainly a jolly organised by the SCTS when it was new.
Photo taken 1954, Petersfield Market Place
12. MOR598
Aldershot & District 267, MOR598, Strachan Everest C41C bodied AEC Reliance is flanked at Victoria Coach Station by two South Midland coaches - ORX632, and MW6G, and SFC71 the ECW bodied AEC Regal IV.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
13. MOR605
Aldershot & District 274, MOR605, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with a Strachan C41C body, one of a batch of 25 new in 1954.
Photo taken c. 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
14. NDG951
Ironside, Toop & Davis (t/a Bere Regis & District), Dorchester NDG951, an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Venturer II C41C body, seen here at Ascot, had been new in June 1954 to Marchant, Cheltenham and was acquired from him in 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 18 July 1959, Ascot
15. OAD191
OAD191, a Duple Elizabethan C41C bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance was new to Cottrell, Mitcheldean in July 1954 and was seen at the Council Depot, Craneford Way, Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
16. OTG601
A Weymann B44F body is carried by this AEC Reliance OTG601 & new in July 1954. It was operated by Caerau, Glamorgan based Brewer's Motor Services (A.E. & F.R. Brewer Ltd.). Chassis No. is MU3RV 197.
Photo taken Thursday 10 May 1973, Depot, Caerau
17. OWT325
Burrows 87, OWT325, an AEC Reliance new in December 1954 with Duple Elizabethan C41F body is seen in Leeds Bus Station next to a Kippax Motors Leyland bodied PD2/1 after that operator had been acquired by Wallace Arnold Tours.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1956, Leeds Central Bus Station
18. OWT325
Having just entered the Coliseum Bus Station in Blackpool is Burrows, Wombwell 87, OWT325, an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Elizabethan C41F body new in 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1964, Coliseum Bus Station, Blackpool
19. RWE231
New in 1954 as Sheffield United 231 with a Duple C41C body, RWE231 was rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body in March 1963 for Eddie Brown, Helperby.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1964, Castle Street, Leeds
20. TKM317
A line up of Maidstone and District coaches, one of the WKM semi-chassisless Beadle rebuilds on the left and then five of the TKM batch of AEC Reliances with Harrington C37C bodies, new in 1954/5 including from the left CO317, TKM317, CO335, TKM335, CO336, TKM336 and CO313, TKM313.
Photo taken c. 1957, London Victoria Coach Station
21. TKM319
C Cornes & Son - contractor - TKM319, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1954 with Harrington C37C bodywork.
Photo taken March 1969, Keele University
22. TKM328
New to Maidstone & District as CO328, TKM328 had become Hebble 28 when seen at their Walnut Street garage in Halifax.
Photo taken Sunday 8 September 1968, Walnut Street Garage, Halifax
23. TKM329
Former Maidstone & District CO329, TKM329, a 1954 AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with 37 seat centre entrance Harrington body. The bus is seen in 1973 after withdrawal by Maidstone & District
Photo taken August 1973, Preston
24. TUA17
Malta FBY726 was an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1954 but rebodied B45F in Malta by Aquilina in 1990.
Photo taken Thursday 19 May 2011, Valletta Bus Station, Malta
25. TUA32
Leeds 32, TUA32, was one of three AEC Reliances new in 1954 with Roe B34C+24 bodies and is seen at the Greenthorpe terminus of the route from Long Causeway.
Photo taken Sunday 11 December 1955, Pudsey Road, Greenthorpe
26. TUA32
Leeds CT 32, TUA32, was one of the AEC Reliance variations of their small fleet of standee window saloons. Following it is 429, LUA429, a 1948 Roe-bodied Regent III.
Photo taken 1962, King Lane, Moortown
27. TUA33
TUA33 seen here at the terminus in Green Road, Meanwood of the 45 route to Wortley is one of three A.E.C. MU3RV Reliances with Roe B34C +24 bodies new in 1954, and which was number 33 in the Leeds fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 26 June 1955, Green Road, Meanwood
28. TUA33
A wintry scene at Amen Corner, Kirkstall featuring Leeds 33, TUA33, an A.E.C. MU3RA Reliance with a Roe B34C + 24 body, new in December 1954, on its way to Wortley from Meanwood.
Photo taken Sunday 27 February 1955, Amen Corner, Kirkstall, Leeds
29. 138EMF
Premier Travel, Cambridge 132, 138EMF, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham C41F body acquired in May 1961.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
30. 149LRF
Potteries MT C815, 149LRF, an AEC Reliance MU3RV of 1955 with Plaxton C43F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1968, Hassell Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme Bus Station
31. 149LRF
Potteries acquired 149LRF and 911RRE with the business of Rowbotham, Harriseahead in 1959 and numbered them C815, a Plaxton Venturer C43F bodied AEC Reliance from 1955 and C816, a Plaxton Consort C43F bodied Dennis Lancet UF from 1957. They were visiting Blackpool when photographed.
Photo taken Sunday 29 March 1964, Blackpool
32. 936GMH
Jennings, Clare 936GMH, an AEC MU3RV Reliance with Duple Elizabethan C41C body leaves King’s Cross Coach Station, Pentonville Road on the last evening of use of the station.
Photo taken Sunday 31 October 1965, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
33. ECX886C
Huddersfield 89, ECX886C, was an AEC Reliance with a Roe body acquired with the Hanson stage carriage business in 1969. The chassis dated originally from 1955 when it carried a Plaxton coach body it was rebuilt with a new bus body in 1965.
Photo taken 1972, St George's Square, Huddersfield
34. FT8997
Wakefields of Tynemouth (Northern General group) 197, FT8997, an AEC Reliance with a Weymann Fanfare C41F body of 1955.
Photo taken 1960, Whitby
35. HJA621
Seen in Altrincham Bus Station is North Western 621, HJA621, one of ten A.E.C. MU3RA Reliances with Burlingham B44F bodies new in 1955. Buses now use the Interchange outside Altrincham Station. Withdrawn in 1968, it passed to Greatrex, Stafford as number 110 in July 1969.
Photo taken Saturday 7 February 1959, Altrincham Bus Station
36. HSD473
HSD473 of Hogarth (Clyde Coast), Ardrossan was an early A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Park Royal B45F body, new in October 1955.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 June 1963, Largs seafront (Gallowgate Street)
37. JJD403
London Co-Operative Society of Stratford JJD403, a 1955 AEC 'Reliance' with Yeates 'Riviera' C41C coachwork
Photo taken Saturday 17 June 1967, Central Coach Station, Susans Road, Eastbourne
38. KFN220
KFN220 is a preserved East Kent 1955 AEC Reliance MU3RV fitted with a Weymann DP41F body. It is seen here at the 2007 Worthing rally
Photo taken Sunday 29 July 2007, Marine Parade, Worthing
39. KFN223
East Kent KFN223, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Weymann DP41F body, new in 1955.
Photo taken July 1970, White Rock/Robertson Street, Hastings
40. KFN238
East Kent KFN238, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Weymann DP41F body, new in 1955.
Photo taken Wednesday 15 July 1970, Falaise Road, Hastings
41. KVH344
Hanson, Huddesfield 346, KVH344, was an AEC MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Venturer III C41C body new in December 1955 and is seen at Wembley.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
42. KVH345
Seen at Wembley Stadium is Hanson, Huddersfield 345, KVH345, an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Venturer III C41C body new in December 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1959, Wembley Stadium
43. KVH353
Bottomley, Huddersfield KVH353 was an AEC MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Venturer III C41C body new in December 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
44. LMO745
Chiltern Queens, Woodcote LMO745, an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance was the last of three with Duple Midland B44F bodies new in October 1955, seen in Reading.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Reading Station
45. LUT805
LUT805 was an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1955 with Duple Elizabethan C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Limerick
46. LVA271
Reliance, Newbury 84, LVA271, was an A.E.C.MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Venturer III C41C body acquired from Taylor, Meppershall in February 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Reliance Garage, Newbury
47. LVA623
Caught at Coatbridge was Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 104, LVA623, an AEC MU3RV Reliance with Park Royal B45F body new in 1955
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Bank Street, Coatbridge
48. LVA623
Acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B13 but retaining its Baxter livery and fleet number whilst also carrying its S.O.L. fleet number, Baxter, Airdrie 104, LVA623, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Park Royal B45F body new in May 1955.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, East Canal Street, Coatbridge
49. LVA624
Baxter, Airdrie 45, LVA624, which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B14 but which retained its Baxter livery and fleet number was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Park Royal DP41F body new in May 1955.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge
50. MBE611
Taylor, Meppershall was the third operator of MBE611, an AEC Reliance with Windover Kingsway C41R body new in 1955. It is seen here at Victoria Coach Station working on hire to United Counties.
Photo taken Saturday 12 August 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
51. MBE611
MBE611 was one of only two AEC Reliances to have Windover Kingsway C41R bodies and was new in 1955. It is seen here at Gilwell Park, Epping with Taylor, Meppershall at the annual scouts/cubs weekend Jamboree.
Photo taken Saturday 7 July 1962, Gilwell Park, Epping
52. MOR598
Aldershot & District 267, MOR598, had Strachan Everest C41C bodywork on its AEC Reliance chassis and is seen at Victoria Coach Station. It was new in 1955 but was not among the fifteen from the batch of twenty five which were rebodied in 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 1 April 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
53. NOR511
Seen at Whipsnade Zoo is Barton 772, NOR511, which was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Elizabethan body which had been acquired in 1957 from Creamline, Bordon to whom it was new in 1955. It had a special roof luggage rack. It was rebuilt to become the first of the ten Barton BTS2 models in 1969. Fitted with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F body it became number 1130 and was re-registered to YRR508H.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1959, Whipsnade Zoo
54. OCG9
Barton 771, OCG9, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Elizabethan C43F body new in July 1955 to Creamline, Bordon. It was acquired in April 1957 and is seen at Huntingdon Street Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Huntingdon Street Bus Station, Nottingham
55. PDD980
Marchant, Cheltenham ran this AEC MU3RV Reliance with Duple Elizabethan C43F body, PDD980, new in 1955 as number 28.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, outside Marchant's premises, High Street, Cheltenham
56. PXO973
A Timpson & Sons PXO973, an AEC Reliance with Park Royal Royalist C41C body new in 1955.
Photo taken Thursday 10 June 1965, rear of Depot, 175 Rushey Green, Catford (Plassy Road)
57. PXO974
Timpson, London S.E.6 PXO974, seen at Ascot races, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance which had a Park Royal Royalist C41C body new in 1955. In 1968 it was rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama I C43F body after being acquired by Halifax and numbered 257.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
58. RBJ206
RBJ206 seen at Ascot was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Mann Egerton Sandringham C43C body new in April 1955 to Braybrooke, Mendlesham with whom it was seen at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
59. RTX966
Gelligaer 15, RTX966, new in 1955 as number 28, was an AEC Reliance with Longwell Green B44F body. Withdrawn in 1970 it was used for spares before passing to a dealer.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Gelligaer Garage approach road
60. RUP508
O.K. Motor Services (Howe), Spennymoor RUP508 was a Roe B41F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance dating from May 1955. It is seen here in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
61. RUP662
Terrier Coaches of Bedlington, RUP662, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1955 with Burlingham B44F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1971, Haymarket Bus Station, Newcastle
62. RUP772
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, RUP772, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1955 with Roe C41F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1970, Bishop Auckland depot
63. RUP843
Gillett Brothers of Quarrington Hill, Co. Durham, RUP843, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1955 with unusual Windover C41R bodywork.
Photo taken February 1970, Bishop Auckland Market Place
64. RUP843
The last Windover coach body to be built was fitted to an AEC MU3RV Reliance chassis to become RUP843 of Gillett, Quarrington Hill in 1955. This view at the garage includes a later 2MU3RV Reliance with Roe DP41F body, 366CPT, new in 1958.
Photo taken Friday 1 August 1969, Quarrington Hill Garage
65. RUP843
BRIMS (Tyneside contractor) 180, RUP843, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1955 with Windover Kingsway C41R bodywork.
Photo taken January 1973, Hemlington building site, Middlesbrough
66. SNN609
New in May 1955, SNN609 was numbered 929 when acquired by Barton, Chilwell in October 1961 from Robin Hood Nottingham. Seen at Ascot Races, this was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Weymann Fanfare C41F body and was withdrawn in 1969. The body was scrapped in November 1969 and the chassis rebuilt as Barton BTS2/1074 which was fitted with a Plaxton C45F body, numbered 1137 and registered YRR515H in February 1970.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
67. SS9615
Starks of Dunbar was taken over by SMT in 1964 but its fleet was closely associated with the larger company. St Andrew's Square bus station was open air, but behind the buses are the cranes about to start on the St James Centre and eventual covering over of the stances with an office block. SS9615 (SMT -B39) was an AEC Reliance built 1955 with Alexander B45F body, still with Stark's fleetname and livery, a deliberate attempt to give the air of a still independent company. The SMT inspector is wearing his white hat cover in this August view. I wonder if the alighting gent made it onto the pavement.
Photo taken Saturday 15 August 1970, St Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
68. SS9616
Stark, Dunbar B40, SS9616, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with an Alexander B45F body seen leaving Edinburgh Bus Station.
Photo taken Monday 27 July 1970, Edinburgh Bus Station
69. SUP998
O.K. Motor Services SUP998, an AEC Reliance with Roe DP41F body seen in the finishing shop at Roe’s Crossgates works.
Photo taken Saturday 3 December 1955, Roe's Crossgates Works
70. SVO44
Barton 743, SVO44, was a Plaxton Venturer III DP45F bodied AEC Reliance new in June 1955, seen at Huntingdon Street Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 27 March 1965, Huntingdon Street Bus Station, Nottingham
71. SVO44
A rear view of SVO44, Barton 743, a Plaxton Venturer III DP45F bodied AEC Reliance new in June 1955 seen at Huntingdon Street Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 27 March 1965, Huntingdon Street Bus Station, Nottingham
72. SVO547
Barton 748, SVO547, was an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Plaxton C41F bodywork dating from 1955. It subsequently operated for Beeston’s of Hadleigh during which time it was hired to Eastern Counties to help alleviate a vehicle shortage in 1973/4. It is seen parked opposite Ilkeston garage.
Photo taken 1969, Manor Road, Ilkeston
73. SVO547
Barton, Chilwell 748, SVO547, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Plaxton Venturer III C41F body, new in 1955.
Photo taken 1972, Barton Ilkeston Depot
74. TKM348
New in 1955, Maidstone & District CO348, TKM348, was one of forty-seven A.E.C. MU3RV Reliances with Harrington Wayfarer C37C bodies and is seen on Ebury Bridge.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
75. VEH580
Seen in Uttoxeter, Potteries Motor Traction SN5580, VEH580, was one of forty A.E.C. MU3RV Reliances with Weymann B44F bodies new between September 1955 and January 1956, this one being new in September and passing to F. Cowley (dealer), Salford in September 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Uttoxeter Market Place
76. VEH581
Potteries MT SN5581, VEH581, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1955 with Weymann B44F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Burslem Garage
77. VEH596
Potteries MT T5596, VEH596, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1955 with Weymann B44F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Newcastle-under-Lyme Garage
78. VTB320
Brown's Blue, Markfield VTB320, acquired from Helliwell, Nelson in September 1959, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Venturer III C41C body dating from March 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1963, Western Boulevard, Leicester
79. WJO739
City of Oxford 739, WJO739 was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Willowbrook B43F body, one of six, WJO736-741, new in 1955. A further three, WJO742-744, were diverted to become Potteries S5624-6 in the livery of Wells Motor Services.
Photo taken Sunday 23 May 1971, City Of Oxford Garage
80. WJO739
City of Oxford 739, WJO739, one of six A.E.C. MU3RV Reliances new in 1955 with Willowbrook B43F bodies is seen at Gloucester Green, Oxford. There were to have been a further three but they were diverted to Potteries Motor Traction as S5624-5626, WJO 742-744, in the livery of Wells Motor Services.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 August 1958, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
81. XHN573
Premier Travel, Cambridge 150, XHN573, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham Seagull C41F body which had been new to Scotts Greys, Darlington in 1955 and which was acquired from them in June 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Chrishall Depot
82. 200APB
Burlingham bodied AEC Reliance 200APB, new to Safeguard Coaches, Guildford in 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2004, Alton
83. 200APB
Two AEC MU3RV Reliances with Burlingham B44F bodies were delivered to Safeguard in 1956 and the first one, 200APB, is seen here at Onslow Street Bus Station in Guildford.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
84. 200APB
At the open day to celebrate Safeguard's 90th Anniversary, the company preserved Burlingham B44F bodied A.E.C. Reliance 200APB new in 1956 was on display at the garage alongside a later privately preserved vehicle from the fleet, Leyland PSU3C/4R Leopard OPC26R, which has a Duple Dominant B53F body.
Photo taken Friday 28 March 2014, Commercial Road Bus Station, Guildford
85. 200APB
Safeguard 200APB, seen in Farnham Road Bus Station, Guildford was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham B44F body.
Photo taken Sunday 22 July 1962, Farnham Road Bus Station, Guildford
86. 200BPG
Two AEC MU3RV Reliances with Burlingham B44F bodies were delivered to Safeguard in 1956 and the second one, 200BPG, is seen here at Onslow Street Bus Station in Guildford.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
87. 672KRF
Pooles Coachways, Alsagers Bank, 672KRF, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1956 with Burlingham B44F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1968, Hassell Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme Bus Station
88. 697DHN
Seen in Darlington is Scott's Greys 697DHN, an A.E.C. MU3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Consort C41F body new in October 1956, after being exhibited at the 1956 Commercial Motor Show.
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1967, Darlington
89. FCN714
Northern General 1714, FCN714, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1956 with Willowbrook DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
90. FCN716
Northern General 1716, FCN716, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1956 with Willowbrook DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1968, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle Upon Tyne
91. FCN736
Seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station is Northern General 1736, FCN736, which was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Metro Cammell B44F body, one of sixteen new in 1956.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
92. FCN740
Northern General 1740, FCN740, was an AEC Reliance with an MCW B44F body dating from 1956.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 April 1972, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
93. HMS245
Alexander B45F bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance HMS245 was new as Alexander, Falkirk AC96 in July 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
94. JHL710
Martindale of Ferryhill JHL710, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1956 with Roe B44F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, near Ferryhill
95. JHL711
West Riding 811, JHL711, an AEC Reliance with Roe B44F body, new in 1956.
Photo taken Monday 9 August 1965, in front of the Quarry Hill Flats, outside Leeds Central Bus Station
96. JHL711
West Riding 811, JHL711, was one of their Roe B44F-bodied AEC Reliances, dating from 1956.
Photo taken c.1959, Central Bus Station, Leeds
97. JHL712
Martindale JHL712, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1956 with Roe B44F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1970, Martindale Garage off Durham Road, Ferryhill
98. JHL714
West Riding 814, JHL714, a 1956 AEC Reliance/Roe B44F leaving Dewsbury Bus Station.
Photo taken Wednesday 8 April 1959, Dewsbury Bus Station
99. LJG306
Former East Kent LJG306, an AEC Reliance with Weymann DP41F body, new in 1956.
Photo taken 1985, a rubbish dump just off the A1 South of Peterborough
100. LVD218
Baxter, Airdrie 46, LVD218, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with an Alexander DP41F body new in May 1956 which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B15 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, East Canal Street, Coatbridge
101. LVD219
Baxter, Airdrie 105, LVD219, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with an Alexander B45F body new in January 1956 which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B16 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge
102. LVH12
Huddersfield 12, LVH12, a 1956 AEC Reliance with Roe bodywork.
Photo taken 1974, John William Street, Huddersfield
103. MVD798
Greenshield's, Salsburgh MVD798 was an Alexander B45F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance new in 1956 and is seen in Airdrie about to make a journey to Shotts. It passed to Armstrong, Ebchester in 1960.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Airdrie
104. NCY626
Preserved former South Wales 1032, NCY626, an AEC Reliance with Weymann C37F body, built in 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2004, Watercress Line Rally, Alton
105. NCY626
1956 South Wales AEC Reliance with Weymann Fanfare C37F body, 1032, NCY626, close to the Eastern National Booking Office in Pier Avenue, Clacton-on-Sea, on hire to Eastern National at the time. The coach has been preserved.
Photo taken Monday 18 May 1959, Clacton-on-Sea
106. NFW277
NFW277, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Duple Britannia body, originally C37C and new in 1956 to Lincoln Tours, Bardney, Lincolnshire (54).
Photo taken Tuesday 14 July 1970, Madeira Drive, Brighton
107. NUX256
Smith, Trench NUX256, an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance, seen here in Victoria Street, Wellington, had been new to him in July 1956 with a Burlingham B44F body.
Photo taken early 1971, Victoria Street, Wellington
108. NVA142
Baxter, Airdrie 106, NVA142, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with an Alexander B45F body new in May 1956 which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B17 but which retained its Baxter livery and fleet number whilst also carrying its S.O.L. fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, East Canal Street, Coatbridge
109. PYG740
Burrows 90, PYG740, just arriving in Leeds Bus Station is a Burlingham B44F bodied AEC Reliance new in March 1956 seen with West Riding vehicles in the background and a small portion of the Quarry Hill flats on the right.
Photo taken Saturday 10 March 1956, Leeds Central Bus Station
110. RYO473
Timpson, London S.E.6 put six A.E.C. MU3RV Reliances with Weymann Fanfare C41F bodies into service in 1956 and the third one, RYO473, is depicted here. All six passed to Cowley (dealer), Salford in March 1967.
111. RYT31
Birch Brothers switched to AEC for their coaches for a few years and the first of the 1956 batch K31, RYT31, a Weymann C41F bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance, is seen in Bedford on the London service. The first AEC had been K30, PLA830, delivered in 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1960, De Parys Avenue, Bedford
112. RYT33
Birch Brothers RYT33, an AEC MU3RV Reliance with a Weymann Fanfare C41F body new in 1956
Photo taken Saturday 11 April 1959, Wembley Stadium
113. SDF203
Black & White Motorways 203, SDF203, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook body built in 1956.
Photo taken 1966, Waterloo Road, Hinckley
114. SUP998
O.K. Motor Services, Bishop Auckland SUP998 seen in Midland Road, Kings Cross, was a Roe DP41F bodied A.E.C. Reliance new in 1956. A shot of it in the finishing shop at Roe's in December 1955 is on the site.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Midland Road, London Kings Cross
115. SXD434
Bob's Buses, Thornaby, SXD434, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1956 with Duple Elizabethan C39C bodywork.
Photo taken December 1971, Thornaby
116. SXD434
Calver Tours, Teesside operated SXD434, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Duple C41C coachwork.
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1971, Depot
117. TOB377
Flights Coach Travel of Birmingham's TOB377 is the beautifully restored AEC Reliance with Burlingham Mk2 C37C body dating from 1956. It is now a regular attendee at rallies in the Northern region as part of the Classic Connections fleet and was on show at the Keighley Bus Museum Open Day.
Photo taken Sunday 25 October 2015, Dalton Lane, Keighley
118. TPT833
Gillett & Baker, Quarrington Hill ran services jointly and 33, TPT833 was in the J.J. Baker part of the fleet. It was a Burlingham B44F bodied A.E.C. Reliance new in June 1956 which is seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
119. TUP92
Craiggs of Amble TUP92, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1956 with Duple Midland B44F bodywork. This had been new to Scurr of Stillington.
Photo taken Craiggs Garage, Main Road, Radcliffe
120. UPT638
O.K. Motor Services (Howe), Spennymoor UPT638, an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a very early Duple Midland DP41F body new in June 1956 was seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
121. URR865
Beestons URR865, AEC Reliance / Plaxton C41F. Ex Barton 765, new to them in 1956.
Photo taken September 1974, Ipswich
122. UUP950
O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland UUP950 was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Roe B45F body new in October 1956. Bringing up the rear is Crossley Regent V 88CMV which was acquired in May 1957 and which had been a demonstrator for Crossley since being new in October 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Peel Street, Bishop Auckland
123. VWE258
Malta EBY498, an AEC Reliance built in 1956 with Aquilina B41F bodywork from 1973.
Photo taken Tuesday 17 May 2011, Valletta, Malta
124. VWE258
Malta Y-0498, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1956 with Aquilina B41F bodywork from 1973 and operated by Christopher Caruana, Zabbar.
Photo taken 1990s, Bus Station, Valletta, Malta
125. XKT993
Maidstone & District 3216, XKT993, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Weymann B42F body, new in 1956 as SO216.
Photo taken Monday 13 July 1970, Sackville Road, Bexhill-on-Sea
126. XVT642
Potteries MT SN6642, XVT642, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1956 with Weymann B44F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Burslem Market Place
127. YVT572
Potteries MT S677, YVT572, an AEC Reliance MU3RV of 1956 with Burlingham B44F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1968, Hanley Bus Station
128. 197DPK
The last of three Burlingham bodied AEC MU3RV Reliances for Safeguard, 197DPK was delivered in 1957 with a B45F body and is seen here at Onslow Street Bus Station in Guildford.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
129. 19DRA
Booth and Fisher 19DRA was a 1957 AEC Reliance MU3RV with Park Royal B45F bodywork. Seen at Halfway Depot after withdrawal with a PTE interloper alongside, this vehicle was never allocated a PTE fleet number.
Photo taken Sunday 9 July 1978, Halfway Depot
130. 19DRA
Booth & Fisher, Halfway, 19DRA, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1957 with Park Royal B45F bodywork.
Photo taken Garage at Halfway
131. 378BKM
Maidstone & District CO378, 378BKM, a Harrington Wayfarer V C37F bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance new in 1957 seen at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Ascot
132. 697DHN
Scott's Greys 697DHN, an A E C Reliance MU3RA built in 1957 with Plaxton Consort C41F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racecourse
133. 697DHN
Seen in Scarborough was Scott's Greys 697DHN, an A.E.C. MU3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Consort C41F body, the front end of which had been modified by the time of this photograph.
Photo taken Sunday 18 April 1965, Scarborough
134. 725AEH
Potteries MT SN725, 725AEH, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1957 with Willowbrook DP44F bodywork. One of 10 such vehicles delivered in 1957 with a body type that PMT used on other chassis as well.
Photo taken May 1969, Burslem Market Place
135. 727AEH
Potteries MT SN727, 727AEH, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1957 with Willowbrook DP44F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Charles Street, Hanley
136. AY91
Riduna Buses of Alderney AY91, a 1957 AEC MU3RV with Weymann DP41F body new to Aldershot & District
Photo taken 1977, Le Huret, Alderney
137. FEN83
Seen in Bury was A.E.C. Reliance FEN83 number 83 in the Bury Corporation fleet and one of six new in 1957. They had Weymann B43F bodies.
Photo taken Saturday 8 February 1958, Market Street, Bury
138. FT9917
Tynemouth 217, FT9917, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook DP43F body new in 1957.
Photo taken November 1961, Coast Road/Falstaff Avenue, Billy Mill
139. JHL581
Dunning, Great Ayton, JHL581, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1957 with Roe Dalesman C41C bodywork.
Photo taken December 1971, Great Ayton
140. JHL983
West Riding 803, JHL983, a 1957 AEC Reliance MU3RV with Roe Dalesman body.
Photo taken 1994, Ludlam Street Depot, Bradford
141. JHL983
West Riding's 803, JHL983, a Roe "Dalesman" bodied AEC Reliance, is now back in Dewsbury after its sojourn with Classic Coaches of High Wycombe. It is seen on display at the Dewsbury Bus Museum Open Day.
Photo taken Sunday 15 November 2015, Foundry Street, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury
142. JHL983
A rear view of preserved former West Riding A.C. 803, JHL983, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Roe Dalesman C41F body, new in 1957. Withdrawn by West Riding in 1966 it passed via two further south east operators to the West Riding Wulfrunian Preservation Society in 1978.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 1983, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
143. JWG702
Alexander (Northern) AEC Reliance JWG702 (NAC122) with Alexander C41F body dating from 1957 in Dundee City Centre with the late 15th Century St Mary's Tower partially hidden by a more modern structure in the background.
Photo taken Saturday 25 May 1974, Dundee City Centre
144. KGV195
Hunter, Tantobie KGV195 was a Burlingham DP41F bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance new in June 1957 to Corona, Sudbury. It was acquired in March 1961 from Mulley, Ixworth and is seen at Hunter's garage at Tantobie.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Tantobie
145. LJR425
Hunter, Seaton Delaval 23, LJR425, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Consort C41F body, new in May 1957.
Photo taken Northumberland Square, North Shields
146. LJR425
With green light for home village, Hunter of Seaton Delaval 23, LJR425 leaves Whitley Bay town centre on the stage service from North Shields. The AEC Reliance MU3RV carries Plaxton Consort C41F body, its new date June 1957 is as amended in news sheet 808.
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 1975, Whitley Road, Whitley Bay
147. LST504
At Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness, LST504 was a Park Royal DP41F bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance, new as Highland Omnibuses B10 in December 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
148. MJG292
East Kent MJG292, an AEC MU3RV Reliance with a Beadle C37F body, seen in Sutherland Street near Victoria Coach Station whilst operating a Skyways contract service was new in 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
149. MJG297
A good general shot of the station with an East Kent coach in the foreground, looks like MJG297, an AEC Reliance with Beadle body new in 1957, and some Thames Valley K types in the distance
Photo taken c. 1957, London Victoria Coach Station
150. MJG43
East Kent MJG43 and MJG44, AEC Reliance MU3RU new in 1957 with Beadle C32C bodies, modified to C41C in 1970. Two for the price of one ! in the later maroon grey livery. The Bedford on the left of the picture is 639MUR.
Photo taken Cliftonville Coach Park, Margate
151. MJG43
The East Kent Beadle-bodied AEC Reliance coaches got around quite a bit even in NBC days, when their non-corporate colour scheme might have attracted attention. MJG43 is seen here in a rather damp Blackpool with what I suspect is a Bostock's of Congleton coach behind it.
Photo taken Seafield Road, Blackpool
152. MJG50
East Kent RCC MJG50 & MJG47, AEC Reliance MU3RVs with Beadle C32C bodies, new in 1957. The one on the right appears to have had a home made offside windscreen fitted, without the surrounding brightwork.
Photo taken July 1970, Rock-A-Nore Road Coach Park, Hastings
153. MJG50
East Kent Road Car Company MJG50, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Beadle C41C body of 1957. There were only 12 of these (41 to 52, although EK did not use fleet numbers) but I recall seeing them all the time on services to Victoria Coach Station. This one has additional trim around its waist in order to take an early EK interpretation of NBC livery.
Photo taken 1975, Battersea Wharf
154. NDP423
Reading 5, NDP423, was the first of five A.E.C. MU3RV Reliances new in 1957 with Burlingham B34D bodies.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, Blagrave Street, Reading
155. NDP425
Reading 207, NDP425, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1957 with Burlingham B34D+26 bodywork.
Photo taken March 1975, Reading Station
156. NDP426
Reading 8, NDP426, was an AEC MU3RV Reliance new in 1957 with a Burlingham B34D+26 bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Reading Station
157. NDP427
Reading 9, NDP427, was from the first batch of A.E.C. Reliances to enter ervice with the Corporation. It was of type MU3RV and had a Burlingham B34D body new in 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, St Mary's Butts, Reading
158. NFN342
East Kent NFN342, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Beadle C41F body new in 1957 seen at Victoria Coach Station operating a Skyways contract service.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Victoria Coach Station
159. OJU915
Brown's Blue Coaches, Markfield OJU915, seen at Ascot, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Britannia C43F body new in March 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 18 July 1959, Ascot
160. ONR771
Brown's Blue, Markfield ONR771 was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Britannia C43F body which had been new in June 1957. In March 1963 it passed to Bland, Cottesmore.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1963, Western Boulevard, Leicester
161. OVD108
Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 108, OVD108, was an AEC MU3RV Reliance with Burlingham B45F body new in 1957 seen in Coatbridge
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Bank Street, Coatbridge
162. OVD108
Baxter, Airdrie 108, OVD108, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham B45F body new in June 1957 which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B19 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number whilst also carrying its S.O.L. fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge
163. OVD109
Ryedale Homes, builder, OVD109, an AEC Reliance MU3RV from 1957 with Burlingham bodywork.
Photo taken January 1972, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough
164. OVD109
Baxter, Airdrie 109, OVD109, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham DP45F body new in June 1957 had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B20 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number whilst also carrying its S.O.L. fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge
165. PCY546
Smith, Trench PCY546 was acquired in June 1963 from Silvey, Epney and was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Park Royal B43F body new in 1957. It is seen in Donnington.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
166. RCG617
One of thirty AEC MU3RV Reliances with Weymann B43F bodies delievered in 1957 is seen in Guildford (Farnham Road) Bus Station. 299, RCG617, was converted to B41F (OMO) the year following this photograph.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Farnham Road Bus Station, Guildford
167. RCG629
Aldershot & District 311, RCG629, was one of thirty AEC MU3RV Reliances new in 1957 with Weymann B43F bodies which was caught in Aldershot Bus Station.
Photo taken Thursday 28 August 1958, Aldershot Bus Station
168. RET160
Rotherham Corporation 160, RET160, an AEC Reliance MU3RA with Weymann B45F body, new in 1957
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Greasbrough Road/Bridge Street, Rotherham
169. RHO905
Barton, Chilwell 801, RHO905, was a 1957 A.E.C. Reliance with a Duple Brittania C43F body acquired from Creamline, Bordon in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1963, St Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester
170. SDF195
Black & White 195, SDF195, seen at Ascot was a Willowbrook C37C bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance new in 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
171. SDF196
SDF196 a Willowbrook C37C bodied AEC Reliance, new in 1957, carried fleet number 196 in the Black & White fleet.
Photo taken Saturday 10 September 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
172. SDF201
From left to right - Midland Red 4233, UHA233, a BMMO CL3 originally new in 1954 with a Willowbrook C37C body, but lengthened and rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama C36F body in 1962; Midland Red 5672, EHA672D, a BMMO CM6T with BMMO C44Ft body, new in 1966; Black & White, Cheltenham 201, SDF201, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Willowbrook C37C body, new in 1957.
Photo taken Summer 1970, Digbeth Coach Station, Birmingham
173. SWP722
Regent Motorways, Redditch had a number of coaches on hire to operators into London on weekends during the summer months and three are seen in this view at Victoria Coach Station. SWP722 was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Harrington Wayfarer V C41C body, new in May 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 15 July 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
174. TGJ484
Halifax Joint Omnibus Committee 259, TGJ484, a 1957 AEC MU3RV Reliance which was acquired from Timpson, Catford with a Burlingham Seagull C41F body in June 1966 as number 260. It was renumbered to 259 in October 1967 and rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama I C43F body in July 1968 and is seen leaving Wembley after the Rugby League Cup Final.
Photo taken Saturday 15 May 1971, Wembley Staduim
175. TGJ485
Seen in Leeds Central Bus Station is Halifax Joint Omnibus Committee 264, TGJ485, a 1957 Burlingham Seagull C41F bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance acquired from Timpson, Catford in 1966.
Photo taken Friday 11 August 1967, Leeds Central Bus Station
176. VDV795
Premier Travel, Cambridge 203, VDV795, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Weymann B41F body which had been new as Devon General 795 in 1957.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Chrishall
177. VDV805
Devon General SR805, VDV805, was an AEC Reliance with a Weymann B41F body dating from 1957 with behind, one of the “Sea Dog” Atlanteans.
Photo taken 1966, Kingswear Terminus
178. VNY255
Gelligaer U.D.C. 22, VNY255, an AEC MU3RV Reliance with a Longwell Green B44F body seen at the garage in Gelligaer.
Photo taken Friday 17 August 1962, Gelligaer, Garage
179. VNY255
New to Gelligaer as number 22, Longwell Green B44F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance VNY255 was withdrawn in 1972 and passed to Lewis Boys' School, Pengam in December 1972.
Photo taken Saturday 17 March 1973, Craneford Way, Twickenham
180. VUP329
Seen outside the garage at Whitburn is VUP329, a Burlingham B45F bodied AEC Reliance new in 1957. This was number 3 in the Anderson part of the Economic fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 25 July 1965, Anderson Garage, Whitburn
181. VUP444
Valliant Direct post card with AEC Reliance VUP444 heading the line up.
Photo taken 1957
182. VUP472
Economic (Wilson), Whitburn, 8, VUP472 A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1957 with Roe B44F bodywork. Parked at the stop outside the old Binns bakery in Sunderland before heading to South Shields via Coast Road.
Photo taken March 1970, Park Lane Terminus, Sunderland
183. VUP667
Gillett Bros, Quarrington Hill, VUP667, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1957 with Willowbrook DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, Bishop Auckland Market Place
184. VUP889
VUP889 was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton DP41F body new as General, Chester-le-Street number 26 in April 1957. The body had the side windows divided by polished metal strips as on the coaches of the period. The first Highway body with the more familiar method of glazing followed in July 1957.
Photo taken Sunday 14 February 1965
185. WAT158
On a warm and sunny summer afternoon Hull Corporation Transport Department no. 158, WAT158, is seen awaiting its next turn of duty outside the HCT Lombard Street Depot adjacent to the Bus Station. 158 was an AEC with a Weymann body.
Photo taken Saturday 18 August 1962, Lombard Street Depot
186. WAT163
Kingston Upon Hull 63, WAT163, AEC Reliance with Weymann bodywork dating from 1957
Photo taken May 1975, Hull Bus Park
187. WAT163
Hull 63, WAT163, a 1957 AEC Reliance with dual door Weymann bodywork passes a former Nottingham AEC Regent III with Park Royal bodywork as it enters Ferensway Coach Station in its home town
Photo taken Wednesday 14 April 1971, Ferensway Coach Station/Collier Street
188. WPT136
Alexander Northern NAC8, WPT136, was a Plaxton Consort C41C bodied AEC Reliance new in 1957 to Shaw Bros., Byers Green. It passed to Burnett, Mintlaw in May 1962 and to Alexander Northern in January 1967 on the acquisition of the Burnett business.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1970, Dundas Street Bus Station, Glasgow
189. WPT576
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, WPT576, an AEC Reliance from around 1957 with Burlingham DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
190. WPT576
Howe, Spennymoor, ran jointly with O.K. Motor Services on the Bishop Auckland to Newcastle service and WPT576, a Burlingham DP45F bodied AEC Reliance is seen passing through Chester-le-Street.
Photo taken Tuesday 19 May 1964, Front Street, Chester-le-Street
191. WPT576
WPT576 in Howe, Spennymoor livery, with O.K. red roof, seen in Bishop Auckland on the joint service with O.K. Motor Services to Newcastle. This Burlingham DP45F bodied AEC Reliance was new to Howe in May 1957 and passed with the business in 1968 to O.K. Motor Services who ran it as a separate entity until May 1979. WPT 576 was transferred in 1970 to the main O.K. fleet and withdrawn, and dismantled for spares, in 1973.
Photo taken Thursday 31 July 1969, Bishop Auckland Market Place
192. WPT576
O.K. Motor Services (Howe), Spennymoor WPT576 was a Burlingham DP41F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance new in May 1957 which is seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
193. WUP133
Gillett Brothers, Quarrington Hill, WUP133, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1957 with Burlingham B45F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Quarrington Hill Garage
194. WUP133
WUP133, a Burlingham DP45F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance was number 34 in the J.J. Baker part of the G. & B. Motor Services, Quarrington Hill fleet seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
195. WUP327
O.K. Motor Services of Bishop Auckland were instrumental in the design of the Plaxton Highway body and WUP327 carried the first example, a B45F body on an AEC Reliance chassis, entering service in July 1957.
Photo taken OK depot Bishop Auckland
196. WUP327
WUP327 was an AEC Reliance MU3RV with a Plaxton B45F body which was new to OK Motor Services in July 1957.
Photo taken c.1968, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
197. WUP327
WUP327 of the O.K. Motor Service (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland fleet is seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place. It was a Plaxton B45F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance new in July 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
198. XKT997
Maidstone and District SO220, XKT997, an AEC Reliance with Weymann B42F body, new in 1957, with another of the same batch to the right.
Photo taken c. 1957, London Victoria Coach Station
199. XPT845
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, XPT845, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1957 with Plaxton Highway B45F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Bishop Auckland depot
200. YKR225
Another ex Maidstone & District unit operated by Clynnog & Trevor Motor Co of Trevor was YKR225, a Beadle B42F bodied AEC Reliance (MU3RV 1461) new in 1957.
Photo taken Tuesday 8 May 1973, Garage, Trefor
201. YKR236
Seen in the Bus Station in Maidstone is Maidstone & District SO236, YKR236, which was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance (AH410) with a Beadle B42F body new in 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 26 November 1960, Maidstone Bus Station
202. 249BKM
Maidstone & District SO249, 249BKM, a Harrington B42F bodied A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance (AH410) new in 1958 and SO297, 297GKK, a Weymann B42F bodied A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance (AH410) new in 1960 are seen in the Bus Station in Maidstone..
Photo taken Saturday 26 November 1960, Maidstone Bus Station
203. 255BKM
Clynnog & Trefor 255BKM, an AEC Reliance with Harrington B42F body, new in 1958 to Maidstone & District as SO255.
Photo taken Tuesday 26 August 1980, Trefor Depot
204. 255BKM
Welsh operator Clynnog & Trevor Motor Co. purchased Maidstone & District 3255 in October 1971. 255BKM is a 1958 AEC Reliance (MU3RV 1847) with Harrington B42F body.
Photo taken Trefor
205. 258BKM
Maidstone & District SO258, 258BKM, seen in Sutherland Street, near Victoria Coach Station was new in 1958 and was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Harrington B42F body.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Sutherland Street, near London Victoria Coach Station
206. 3281WB
Neath & Cardiff 3281WB, a Burlingham C41C bodied AEC Reliance, new in 1958, was acquired from Sheffield United Tours in November 1966 and was withdrawn in May 1970.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Swansea
207. 3285WB
Sheffield United operated the very first Plaxton Panorama bodied coaches and 285, 3285WB, seen here in Waterdale, Doncaster was an AEC MU3RV Reliance with C41F body, new in February 1958, from the first delivery. It was one of six new that year between January and May (285-290, 3285-3290WB).
Photo taken Sunday 30 July 1967, Waterdale, Doncaster
208. 366CPT
366CPT was a 1958 AEC 2MU3RV Reliance with a Roe DP41F body of Gillett Brothers, Quarrington Hill seen at Wembley.
Photo taken Saturday 11 April 1959, Wembley Stadium
209. 366CPT
Gillett Bros, Quarrington Hill, A E C Reliance 2MU3RV 366CPT, built in 1958 with Roe DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, Bishop Auckland Market Place
210. 390DKK
390DKK is a 1958 AEC Reliance with Harrington body, new to Maidstone
Photo taken Sunday 27 April 2008, Edenbridge Station
211. 390DKK
Naturally, the local operators Maidstone and District and East Kent were well represented at the festival. One M&D vehicle which Brian had not seen before was Harrington bodied AEC Reliance coach SC390, 390DKK.
Photo taken Saturday 6 April 2013, Kent Showground, Detling
212. 390DKK
390DKK was the first of twenty Harrington Wayfarer V C41F bodied A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliances new in 1958/9 to Maidstone & District. Initially numbered CO390 it was renumbered to C390 in July 1961 and to SC390 when the front end was rebuilt in June 1963 with a modified bus front by Harrington and converted to DP40F. In January 1968 it became number 2390.
Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2014, Sevenoaks Bus Station
213. 399UP
OK Motor Services of Bishop Auckland 399UP, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Highway body.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1971, Bishop Auckland Market Place
214. 406DKK
Maidstone and District C406, 406DKK, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Harrington C41F body, new in 1958
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
215. 4399E
Poole, Alsagers Bank, Staffordshire 4399E, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Park Royal B41F bodywork from 1958.
Photo taken June 1969, Hassell Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme Bus Station
216. 453AUP
453AUP a 1958 AEC Reliance 2MU3RV/Plaxton B45F originally Wilkinsons, Sedgefield 53.
Photo taken Saturday 24 May 1980, Rainhill, Merseyside
217. 517APT
OKMS 517APT, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Duple B46F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
218. 517APT
Transport Motor Services, Bishop Auckland ran 517APT which was a Duple Midland B45F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance new in 1958 and is seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
219. 518GRA
Booth & Fisher, Halfway 518GRA seen at Ascot was a Roe DP41F bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance new in May 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
220. 518GRA
DP or not DP that is the question. Booth and Fisher was operated as a separate subsidiary of South Yorkshire PTE from takeover in February 1976 until 1978 when PTE fleet numbers and colours started to appear. Withdrawn by that time was 518GRA a 1958 AEC Reliance MU3RV with Roe 41 seat bodywork. Originally classed as DP - with coach seats in an embelished bus shell incorporating roof lights, it had by this time received bus seats.
Photo taken Sunday 9 July 1978, Halfway Depot
221. 533APT
Gillett Bros, Quarrington Hill, 533APT, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Plaxton Highway B45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Quarrington Hill Garage
222. 611PMG
Primrose Coaches (Graham), Winlaton Mill 611PMG, an A E C Reliance MU3RA built in 1958 with Duple Britannia C40F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Guisborough
223. 762CVT
Potteries Motor Traction C8762, 762CVT, was an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook Viking C41F bodywork of 1958.
Photo taken 1965, York Road, Leeds
224. 763CVT
Willowbrook Viking C41F bodywork on an AEC Reliance chassis formed Potteries C8763, new in 1958, and registered 763CVT seen on private hire duties at Victoria Coach station.
Photo taken Monday 22 May 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
225. 8324U
Wallace Arnold 8324U resting at Southend Airport. Wallace Arnold ran a large fleet of the splendid AEC Reliances, a large proportion including this one of 1958 being of C41C layout.
Photo taken Monday 29 July 1963, Southend Airport
226. 8329U
A J Eunson, Virkie, Shetland 8329U, an AEC Reliance MU3RA from 1958 with Plaxton Consort C41C bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Lerwick, Shetland
227. 8332U
Wallace Arnold are now subsumed into Shearings .... serving as a reminder of more halcyon days is 8332U, a 1958 AEC Reliance with 41 seat coachwork.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2007, Bolton Abbey Station
228. 8332U
Preserved Wallace Arnold 8332U, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton C41C bodywork new in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 25 June 2011, Kelsall
229. 8332U
8332U & VUB396H show the two liveries of Wallace Arnold's. The former with the traditional more well known (and probably most liked) cream colours and VUB396H in the two-tone grey which was adopted for a period in the 60s and 70s.
Photo taken Saturday 28 May 2016, Main Street, Goldsborough, North Yorkshire
230. 8337U
Wallace Arnold 8337U was an AEC Reliance with Plaxton C41C bodywork of 1958.
Photo taken 1966, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
231. 9000WB
The Sheffield Committee coach was 9000WB, an AEC MU3RV Reliance with a Roe Dalesman C37C body built in 1958 and was in the Corporation 'A' fleet. Initially it did not carry its fleet number externally but in this photograph it is seen carrying its number, 900, whilst on the parking area at Pond Street Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Pond Street Bus Park
232. HCN102
Northern General 1802, HCN102, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Burlingham DP45F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1971, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
233. HCN120
Northern General 1820, HCN120, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Burlingham DP45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
234. HCN121
New in March 1958, Northern General 1821, HCN121, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance which had a Burlingham B45F body and was seen in the bus station in Consett.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Consett Bus Station
235. HCN92
Northern General 1792, HCN92, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Burlingham DP45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
236. KWG566
AEC 2MU3RV Reliance KWG566 was new as Alexander, Falkirk AC132 in 1958 with an Alexander C41F body and is heading for Macduff from Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
237. LDB744
A line up at Victoria Coach Station of North Western vehicles. 744, LDB744, was an A.E.C. MU3RA Reliance with a Weymann Fanfare C41F body; 836, RDB836, an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with an Alexander C41F body and 768, LDB768, a Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub with Willowbrook DP41F body.
Photo taken Monday 22 May 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
238. LDB752
North Western 752, LDB752, an AEC Reliance AH470 2MU3RA built in 1958/9 with Willowbrook DP43F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Macclesfield Bus Station
239. LST750
LST750 was a Park Royal DP41F bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance new as Highland Omnibuses B13 in April 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
240. MJD759
2nd Stoneleigh Methodist Scout Group MJD759 was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Roe Dalesman C41C body new in 1958 to Essex County, London E.15. Thomas, West Ewell acquired it in June 1971 from Broadway, Buckhurst Hill and it passed to the Scouts in April 1975.
Photo taken Sunday 9 July 1978, Stoneleigh Crescent, Stoneleigh
241. OKW106
Bradford Corporation 501, OKW106, a 1958 AEC Reliance MU2RA with a Roe B44F body under a spiders web of trolleybus wiring on Thornton Road in Bradford c.1969 Originally 301, it was renumbered in 1967 & passed to West Yorkshire PTE as 2501 on its formation in 1974.
Photo taken c.1969, Thornton Road, Bradford
242. OKW107
Bradford City Transport 502, OKW107, an AEC Reliance MU2RA with Roe B44F body, new in 1958 (as 302, renumbered in 1967).
Photo taken late 1960s, Jacob's Well roundabout, Bradford
243. OUH107
Western Welsh 107, OUH107, a Harrington Wayfarer V C34F bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance new in March 1958 seen at Ascot with KLA206, an Allweather C30F bodied Commer Q4 new to Smith, London N.1 in July 1949.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
244. PWN66
South Wales 1035, PWN66, a Weymann C37F bodied AEC Reliance, was new in 1958 and withdrawn the year after this picture was taken.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Ravenhill Depot, Swansea
245. RSC658
Smart (contractor) used this A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Park Royal C41F bodywork as staff transport. Registered RSC658, it had been new as Scottish Omnibuses B658.
Photo taken July 1977, Princes Street, Edinburgh
246. RSC665
Eastern Scottish B665, RSC665, a 1958 AEC Reliance with Park Royal bodywork.
Photo taken October 1971, Elder Street/St. Andrew Bus Station, Edinburgh
247. RVA110
Acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B21 but retaining its Baxter livery and fleet number whilst also carrying its S.O.L. fleet number, Baxter, Airdrie 110, RVA110, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham B45F body new in April 1958.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge
248. RVA111
Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 111, RVA111, seen in Airdrie was an AEC MU3RV Reliance with Burlingham B45F body, one of two new in 1958
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Airdrie
249. RVA111
Acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B22 but retaining its Baxter livery and fleet, Baxter, Airdrie 111, RVA111, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham DP45F body new in April 1958.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Water Street, Coatbridge
250. RVD112
Baxter, Airdrie 112, RVD112, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with an Alexander C41F body new in May 1958 had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B23 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge
251. SDK827
Yelloway SDK827, an AEC Reliance with Burlingham C41F body, new in June 1958.
Photo taken May 1964, Bloomfield Road parking, Blackpool
252. SHO800
SHO800, a 1958 AEC Reliance MU2RA with Duple Britannia C43F body and MMR553 a 1956 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with Harrington C41C body.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2014, Scunthorpe Bus Station
253. SOU423
Aldershot & District 315, SOU423, seen loading in Aldershot Bus Station was one of twenty-three AEC MU3RV Reliances with Weymann B43F (or B41F - 330 to 335) new in 1958.
Photo taken Thursday 28 August 1958, Aldershot Bus Station
254. SOU438
The AEC MU3RV Reliances delivered to Aldershot & District in 1958 consisted of seventeen B43F and six B41F (OMO) all with Weymann bodies. The first of the latter, 330, SOU438, is seen at Guildford (Farnham Road) Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Farnham Road Bus Station, Guildford
255. TAA900
TAA900 with Elmtree of Wealdstone, Middlesex, an AEC Reliance MU3RV /Harrington Wayfarer C41F new in 1958 to Creamline of Bordon, Hants.
Photo taken 1975, Wealdstone, Middlesex
256. UGB428
MacBrayne 178, UGB428, which was interesting in having been the prototype Duple "Donington" body, C41F, built in 1958 on an AEC Reliance chassis.
Photo taken July 1964, Lochgilphead, Argyll
257. UGB428
This A.E.C. MU3RA Reliance, UGB428, with a Duple Midland 'Donington' C41F body was 178 in the fleet of David MacBrayne and was the first of seventeen such coaches purchased between 1958 and 1962. Awaiting its next trip it was seen in Hartfield Street, Glasgow.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Hartfield Street, Glasgow
258. ULY496
A Timpson & Sons ULY496, a 1958 AEC Reliance with Duple Donington C41F body, showing Timpsons trade mark Old English Font fleetname and original chocolate and cream livery.
Photo taken Tuesday 23 August 1966, rear of Depot, 175 Rushey Green, Catford (Plassy Road)
259. ULY497
With a Duple Midland Donington C41F body on an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance chassis, ULY497 was one of ten new in 1958. It was withdrawn in October 1967 passing to Holloway, Scunthorpe.
260. UYT41
Martindale of Ferryhill, Co. Durham UYT41, an AEC Reliance from 1958 with Park Royal bodywork, formerly with Birch Bros.
Photo taken April 1971, Martindale's Garage off Durham Road, Ferryhill
261. UYT41
Martindale of Ferryhill UYT41, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Park Royal B45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, Martindale Garage off Durham Road, Ferryhill
262. UYT41
Blenkinsop (Scarlet Band), West Cornforth UYT41 was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with Park Royal body B40F body which had been new to Birch Bros. Ltd., London N.W.5 in 1958.
Photo taken Friday 1 August 1969, Station Road, West Cornforth
263. VFJ992
Former Greenslades Tours, Exeter, VFJ992, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Duple Britannia C41C bodywork resting in Scarborough with an unidentified operator.
Photo taken August 1972, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
264. VXP501
VXP501, a Weymann Fanfare C41F bodied A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance of Timpson, London S.E.6, one of eight new in 1958/9, is seen in Clacton along with one of their Park Royal Royalist bodied Reliances behind.
Photo taken Tuesday 1 September 1959, Clacton
265. VXP504
Hilton, Burton-on-Trent VXP504, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Weymann Fanfare C41F body, new to Timpson's, London SE6 in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 1970, Drummond Road Parking, Skegness
266. XDV851
Devon General (Grey Cars) TCR851, XDV851, a Willowbrook C41F bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance new in 1958 seen at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, London Victoria Coach Station
267. XDV852
Grey Cars XDV852, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook C41F body, new in June 1958.
Photo taken c. 1958, Torquay
268. XDV855
XDV855, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Willowbrook Viking C41F bodywork. New as Devon General 855, this was with an unidentified Juvenile Jazz Band when photographed.
Photo taken April 1977, off Coronation Terrace, Coxhoe
269. XMN289
Douglas Corporation 33, XMN289, an AEC Reliance MU2RA built in 1958 with uncommon Mulliner B42F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Douglas Bus Station, Isle of Man
270. XUP769
Yuill, Hartlepool based contractor, XUP769 (B24), an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Plaxton bus bodywork new in January 1958.
Photo taken November 1972, Hemlington building site, Middlesbrough
271. XVF800
Yeates Europa C41F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance XVF800 of Culling, Claxton was seen in Egerton Road, Twickenham. Behind is Harrington Wayfarer V bodied A.E.C. Reliance XCR892 of Summerbee, Southampton.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Egerton Road, London Twickenham
272. XVF800
Yeates Europa C41F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance XVF800 of Culling, Claxton awaits its turn to join the start line in Victoria Coach Station for the 1959 British Coach Rally. It is seen here in Sutherland Street.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Sutherland Street, London
273. YNN775
Barton 775, YNN775, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Alexander C37F body, convertible to DP43F, new in 1958.
Photo taken Thursday 25 August 1960, Mount Street/Granby Street, Nottingham
274. YNX478
When browsing for suitable views, my first thought about this AEC Reliance of Chiltern Queens (my only one), was not sufficiently interesting until I read that this bus had the Duple Midland body of the famous Dennis Pelican (530BPG). YNX478 was spotted outside Reading Railway Station. More details would be appreciated.
Photo taken Thursday 9 October 1975, Reading Station
275. YPT156
O.K., Bishop Auckland YPT156, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Highway B41F body acquired in May 1966 from Davies, Tredegar. It had been new to General Omnibus Services, Chester-le-Street in March 1958.
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1967, Bishop Auckland Market Place
276. YPT470
Scurr, Stillington YPT470 was a Roe B45F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance new in March 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
277. YPT750
Derwent Coaches, Swalwell, YPT750, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Duple Britannia C41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1975, somewhere near Malton
278. YPT796
Economic of Whitburn bought this AEC Reliance with rare Roe Dalesman coach body in 1958. It was 3, YPT796, in their fleet.
Photo taken August 1995, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
279. YUP565
Gillett Brothers of Quarrington Hill, Co. Durham, YUP565, an AEC Reliance MU3RV of 1958 with dual purpose bodywork by Roe.
Photo taken July 1970, Bishop Auckland Market Place
280. YUP565
Gillett Bros, Quarrington Hill, YUP565, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Roe DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Quarrington Hill Garage
281. YUP841
Transport Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, YUP841, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Duple Midland B45F bodywork. A rare shot of a long ceased operator.
Photo taken early/mid 1960s, Bishop Auckland Market Place
282. YUP841
Transport Motor Services, Bishop Auckland YUP841 was a Duple Midland B45F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance new in April 1958 which is seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
283. 129DPT
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, 129DPT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA from 1959 with Plaxton C41F bodywork.
Photo taken January 1971, Bishop Auckland Market Place
284. 129DPT
Howe of Spennymoor 129DPT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA from 1959 with Plaxton C41F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1969, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
285. 129DPT
This AEC Reliance was new to Howe of Spennymoor in 1959 and carries Plaxton C41F bodywork. It passed to OK Motor Srvices when Howe were taken over.
Photo taken 1992, Sheffield Rally
286. 129DPT
Preserved OK Motor Services 129DPT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA from 1959 with Plaxton C41F bodywork. It was new to Howe of Spennymoor in 1959 and passed to OK when Howe were taken over.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2015, Anstey Park, Alton
287. 129DPT
OK, Bishop Auckland sent many coaches to Whitley Bay on 7 July 1973 and 129DPT represented subsidiary E Howe (OK Motor Services) of Spennymoor, which retained own licences. The late afternoon sun bounces from the shining AEC Reliance 2MU3RA, carrying early Plaxton Panorama C41F body new in May 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 7 July 1973, Brierdene Car Park, Whitley Bay
288. 269DKT
Seen at Hyde Park Corner is Maidstone & District 3269, 269DKT, an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Park Royal B40F body.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1974, Hyde Park Corner, London
289. 272DKT
Maidstone and District S272, 272DKT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Park Royal DP40F body, new in 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
290. 277DKT
Preserved former Maidstone and District SO277, 277DKT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Park Royal DP40F body, new in June 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 10 October 2004, Canvey Island
291. 277DKT
Preserved former Maidstone and District SO277, 277DKT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Park Royal DP40F body, new in June 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 2006, Wisley Aerodrome
292. 282DKT
Maidstone and District SO282, 282DKT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Park Royal DP40F body, new in 1959
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1961, Palace Avenue Bus Station, Maidstone
293. 346BUP
346BUP was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with an early Plaxton Panorama C41F body which was new in January 1959 to Gardiner, Spennymoor. It passed to General, Chester-le-Street in September 1960 and to Mansfield, Welch & Burling (t/a Burwell & District), Burwell, with whom it is seen here at Ascot, in April 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
294. 352AAB
Black & White, Harvington 352AAB, an AEC Reliance with Duple Britannia centre-entrance body dating from 1959/60.
Photo taken July 1969, High Street, Broadway, Worcestershire
295. 412FKL
Seen in London was A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance 412FKL with Pemberton & Lord (Wraycliffe Coaches), Folkestone. New in July 1959 as Maidstone & District CO412, when it carried a Harrington Wayfarer V C41F body, it was acquired by Pemberton & Lord in July 1971 and was rebodied in late 1973 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C45F body and carried fleet number 1.
Photo taken Saturday 30 March 1974, London
296. 417FKL
Maidstone & District 4417, 417FKL, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Harrington Mk IV C41F body, new in 1959 as CO417. This design of body is popularly referred to as the Wayfarer IV, but it seems that Harrington themselves may not have used the Wayfarer name by this time.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 July 1970, Hastings Bus Station
297. 418FKL
Maidstone & District CO418, 418FKL, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Harrington C41F body, new in 1959
Photo taken c. 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
298. 56DUP
United Automobile 2004, 56DUP, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Highway body, new to and taken over from Wilkinson's of Sedgefield.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1971, High Street/Bridge End, Willington
299. 626FPT
Economic 6, 626FPT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1959 with Plaxton Highway B45F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1968, Park Lane Terminus, Sunderland
300. 629ANN
Morley, Edwinstowe ran 629ANN, a Willowbrook Viking C41F bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance seen here at the garage.
Photo taken Thursday 11 April 1963, Edwinstowe
301. 6301WE
Sheffield United, Sheffield 301, 6301WE, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
302. 696DPT
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, 696DPT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV of 1959 with Duple Britannia C41F coachwork.
Photo taken July 1972, Bishop Auckland Market Place
303. 696DPT
OK Motor Services bought 696DPT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Duple Britannia C41F bodywork, in May 1959. Withdrawn in June 1976, it served as office at OK's Heaton depot in Newcastle before going to a local dealer in January 1978; sadly, this beautiful coach was subsequently scrapped.
Photo taken c.1968, Bishop Auckland Market Place
304. 696DPT
OK, Bishop Auckland sent a large excursion convoy to Whitley Bay on 7 July 1973 and by virtue of age 696DPT of May 1959 gained a photo. It's an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Duple Britannia C41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 7 July 1973, Brierdene Car Park, Whitley Bay
305. 76TML
Premier Travel, Cambridge 156, 76TML, an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Burlingham Seagull C41F body had been new in 1959 to Valliant, London W.5.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Haverhill
306. 777FPP
This A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance, 777FPP, with a Duple Britannia C41C body was entered in the British Coach Rally by Jeffways, High Wycombe and is seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
307. 83UME
New in 1959 to Valliant, London W.5 and passing to Premier Travel, Cambridge as number 171 in June 1964, 83UME, seen at Chrishall, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Burlingham Seagull C41F body.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Chrishall
308. 8537AR
King, Middlesbrough, 8537AR, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1959 with Duple Britannia C41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1973, off Marton Road, Middlesbrough
309. 863KNU
Booth & Fisher Ltd. Halfway owned 863KNU, a Roe B41F bodied AEC Reliance (2MU3RV 2522) delivered in May 1959.
Photo taken Friday 20 April 1973, Depot, Halfway
310. 864KNO
864KNU was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance of Booth & Fisher, Halfway which had a Roe DP41F body and was seen at Ascot racecourse.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
311. 86UME
Premier Travel 157, 86UME en-route from Cambridge to Clacton, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Burlingham "Seagull" C41F body, new in 1959, ex Valiant of Ealing in 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Colchester Bus Station
312. 890ADV
Grey Cars 890, 890ADV, an AEC Reliance with 41 seat Willowbrook "Viking" coach body, new in 1959
Photo taken Sunday 2 January 2011, Winchester Bus Station
313. 9191NW
Saltburn Motor Services 57, 9191NW, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1959 with Plaxton Consort C41C bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Saltburn MS Saltburn Garage
314. 9196NW
Wallace Arnold (Feather Brothers) AEC Reliance/Plaxton 9196NW new in 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 14 September 1963, near to the Guildhall, Portsmouth
315. 9203NW
Baddeley Bros. 102, 9203NW, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Plaxton Panorama C41F body, new to Wallace Arnold in 1959, acquired by Baddeley's in 1969, and withdrawn in 1974.
Photo taken 1973, Holmfirth
316. 9209NW
Wallace Arnold Tours 9209NW was an AEC Reliance with Plaxton C41F body of 1959.
Photo taken 1965, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
317. DHD200
Naylor, Leeds DHD200 was an AEC 2MU3RV Reliance which had started life with Yorkshire Woollen District in 1959 with a Park Royal B43F body. It was rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F body in 1969 and is seen at Wembley.
Photo taken Saturday 13 May 1972, Wembley Stadium
318. DHD207
Yorkshire Woollen District 216, DHD207, was an AEC Reliance with a Park Royal B43F body of 1959. Next to it is 152, OWT201, an ex-York-West Yorkshire (YDG88) Bristol K5G of 1939, rebuilt and rebodied in 1955 with this ECW H28/28R body. It was part of a batch of similar vehicles purchased in 1969 to cover a severe shortage of buses at this time.
Photo taken 1969, off Longcauseway, Dewsbury
319. JCN445
Northern General 1845, JCN445, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1959 with Willowbrook C37F bodywork. Painted in bus livery and working the long route X1 Middlesbrough to Newcastle Worswick Street where the coach seating would be appreciated.
Photo taken December 1970, Park Street, Middlesbrough
320. JCN447
Northern General 1847, JCN447, seen after rebuilding, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance which, when new in 1959 had a Willowbrook Viking C37F body. In 1965 the front end was rebuilt for stage carriage work and it became DP41F, as seen here in the bus station in Consett.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Consett Bus Station
321. JCN454
Northern General 1854, JCN454, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1959 with Willowbrook C37F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1968, Park Lane Depot, Sunderland
322. KCP890
Hebble Motor Services 188, KCP890, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Willowbrook B43F body, new in 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 10 September 1960, Westwood Bus Station, Scarborough
323. KJX751
Hebble 10, KJX751, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton C41F body, new in 1959, seen here while on hire to Wallace Arnold
Photo taken 1965, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
324. KJX754
Hebble 654, KJX754, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook DP43F body, new in 1959 (originally numbered 190).
Photo taken late 1970/early 1971, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
325. MST802
MST802, seen at Needlefields Central Works, Inverness, was an Alexander C41F bodied AEC 2MU3RV Reliance new to Highland in January 1959 as B19.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Inverness
326. MST803
Highland B20, MST803, an Alexander C41F bodied AEC 2MU3RV Reliance seen in Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness loading for a tour was new in January 1959.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
327. SWN997
South Wales 1038, SWN997, was an AEC 2MU3RV Reliance with Weymann C41F bodywork seen at Ebury Bridge awaiting the start of the the 1959 British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
328. SWS671
Scottish Omnibuses B671, SWS671, a 1959 AEC Reliance with Alexander bodywork
Photo taken Sunday 8 April 2007, Kirkby Stephen
329. SWS671
Starks (a subsidiary of Scottish Omnibus) ZB671S, SWS671, is an AEC Reliance with an Alexander C38F body dating from 1959.
Photo taken 1965, Callendar
330. SWS671
Scottish Omnibuses B671, SWS671, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with an Alexander C38F body, one of twenty new in 1959, and was seen at Victoria Coach Station having arrived from Edinburgh on the two-day East Coast service.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 June 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
331. SWS672
Eastern Scottish AEC Reliance B672, SWS672, dates from 1959 and carries a 38 seat Alexander body.
Photo taken October 1971, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
332. SWS676
Eastern Scottish ZB676G SWS676, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV from 1959 with Alexander C38F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Dalkeith Depot
333. SWS678
Seen outside the Western S.M.T. office in Dumfries is Scottish Omnibuses B678, SWS678, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance new in May 1959 with an Alexander C38F body.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
334. SWS679
Eastern Scottish B679, SWS679, an Alexander bodied AEC Reliance coach placed in service in 1959. By the time it was photographed in Glasgow in 1971, it had been relegated to bus work.
Photo taken October 1971, Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
335. SWS702
Eastern Scottish B702E, SWS702, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV from 1959 with Park Royal C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Jedburgh Market Place
336. TBD1
York Brothers, Northampton 72, TBD1, a Duple C24F bodied AEC Reliance seen on Ebury Bridge awaiting the start of the the 1959 British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
337. TBD3
TBD3, new in March 1959, was number 74 in the York Brothers, Northampton fleet and was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Britannia C41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
338. TWN558
A much loved operator in South Wales was Neath & Cardiff Coaches, whose AEC coach TWN558 is seen here. It was an AEC Reliance with Park Royal C41F bodywork, new in September 1959 for use on its Swansea-Cardiff express service.
Photo taken Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff
339. UDK312
Premier Travel, Cambridge 179, UDK312 seen at Chrishall was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham Seagull C41F body which had been new to Yelloway, Rochdale in 1959 and which was acquired in January 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Chrishall
340. URY999
URY999, a Plaxton Panorama bodied A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton was in the fleet of Straw, Leicester.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
341. UVA115
Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 115, UVA115. a 1959 Burlingham B45F bodied AEC 2MU3RV Reliance seen in Coatbridge
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Church Street, Coatbridge
342. UVA115
Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 115, UVA115, an AEC 2MU3RV Reliance with Burlingham B45F body new in 1959 was seen in Airdrie
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1970, Airdrie
343. UVA115
Seen in Main Street, Coatbridge is Baxter, Airdrie 115, UVA115, an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham B45F body new in September 1959.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Main Street, Coatbridge
344. UVA116
Baxter, Airdrie 116, UVA116, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham DP41F body new in June 1959 which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B26 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge
345. UVE333
Premier Travel, Cambridge 114, UVE333 was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham Seagull VII C41F body new in July 1959, so was less than five days old when John photographed it.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Harston depot
346. VXP508
A. Timpson & Sons Ltd., London SE6, VXP508, a 1959 AEC Reliance with Weymann Fanfare C41F bodywork,
Photo taken Sunday 28 February 1965, rear of Depot, 175 Rushey Green, Catford (Plassy Road)
347. VXP509
A. Timpson & Sons Ltd, Catford, SE6, VXP509, an AEC Reliance with Harrington Wayfarer C37F body, new in March 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 1965, Main Depot, Rushey Green, Catford
348. WDG630
Black & White, Cheltenham WDG630 was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Roe C41F body seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton. The body was a Dalesman modified (extensively) to B. & W. requirements.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
349. WGG635
Highland Omnibus B49, WGG635, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1959 with Duple Donnington C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Riverside Road, Kinlochleven
350. WLO700
WLO700 of Venture, London N.W.2 was an AEC Reliance with Duple Midland Donnington C43F bodywork seen on Ebury Bridge awaiting the start of the the 1959 British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
351. WLW42
WLW42 was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Park Royal DP43F body and had been new to Birch Brothers, London N.W.5 as fleet number K42 in 1959.
Photo taken early 1971, Shrewsbury, Barkers Gardens(?)
352. XCR892
Summerbee, Southampton XCR892 was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Harrington Wayfarer V C41F body new in March 1959 and is seen here at Ascot race course.
Photo taken Saturday 18 July 1959, Ascot
353. XGD775
David MacBrayne 41, XGD775, was an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA, one of a pair with Park Royal B45F bodywork finished by Roe. It had been new in 1959 and, in 1970, passed to Highland Omnibuses who numbered it B44. It was withdrawn in 1976.
Photo taken 1969, Fort William Bus Station
354. XGD776
David MacBrayne 42, XGD776, was the second of two AEC Reliance 2MU3RAs with Park Royal B45F bodies finished by Roe which were new in 1959. In 1970 it passed to Highland Omnibuses who numbered it B45. It was withdrawn in 1976.
Photo taken 1967, Fort William Bus Station
355. XWX795
Ex Felix, Doncaster XWX795, a 1959 AEC Reliance with Roe Dalesman coach body.
Photo taken Sunday 14 July 2013, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
356. XWX795
Felix of Hatfield 40, XWX795, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Roe Dalesman IV C41F body, new in 1959.
Photo taken Autumn 1973, Felix's Garage, Park Lane, Hatfield, near Doncaster
357. 133FUP
Simmons, Great Gonerby who used the fleetname "Reliance" acquired, from General, Chester-le-Street, 133FUP, an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Highway DP41F body which had been new in June 1960. It is seen in the bus station at Grantham.
Photo taken Monday 30 March 1964, Grantham Bus Station
358. 133FUP
This view shows the styling of the rear end as fitted with a luggage boot to 133FUP, an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Highway DP41F body which had been new in June 1960. Simmons, Great Gonerby who used the fleetname "Reliance" acquired it from General, Chester-le-Street. It is seen in the bus station at Grantham.
Photo taken Monday 30 March 1964, Grantham Bus Station
359. 249CNN
Barton 934, 249CNN, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV from around 1960 with Duple Donnington C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Barton's Chilwell Depot
360. 293AGE
Highland Omnibuses B51, 293AGE, was an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Midland C41F bodywork which was new in June 1960 to David MacBrayne as their 52. It passed to Highland in 1970 and was withdrawn in 1977.
Photo taken early 1970s, Outside Wick Depot/Bus Station
361. 293GKK
Originally SO293, and later 3293, in the Maidstone & District fleet, 293GKK was acquired by Thamesmead Motor Services, London S.E.9 in November 1972 and numbered 16. It is seen here operating on their service 8 to Slade Green Station. It was sold in March 1973 to Morris, Bromyard thus narrowing the date of the photograph of this Weymann DP40F bodied A..E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance new in 1960.
Photo taken Slade Green Station
362. 333KTU
Cottrell, Mitcheldean acquired 333KTU, an AEC 2MU3RA Reliance with Plaxton Panorama C41F body, from Jackson, Altrincham in June 1964. New to Jackson in March 1960, it is seen here at Cheltenham Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 15 July 1972, Cheltenham Coach Station
363. 419BLW
Browns of Helperby (near York), 419BLW, was an AEC Reliance with a Duple Britannia C41F body, new to Global, London circa 1960, and bought by Browns in March, 1965.
Photo taken 1965, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
364. 4210AD
Seen in Semley Place, Victoria about to turn into the Coach Station is Black & White, Cheltenham 210, 4210AD, an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance new in 1960 with a Duple Britannia C37C body which was reseated to C41C in February 1967.
Photo taken Monday 31 May 1971, Semley Place, London Victoria
365. 433LKE
Maidstone & District 4433, 433LKE, a 1960 AEC 'Reliance' with Harrington C41F bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 17 June 1967, Beach Road/Royal Parade junction, Eastbourne
366. 449FXX
One of only four such coaches built, 449FXX of Worrell, Croydon returns to home territory at Victoria Coach Station having been new to Samuelson, London S.W.1 whose garage was opposite the Coach Station. 448-451FXX were all new to Samuelson being Duple Northern Dragonfly C48C bodied AEC 4U3RA Reliances.
Photo taken Saturday 29 July 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
367. 463YMG
Valliant, London W.5 463YMG was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Duple Midland Donington C40F body new in 1960 and was seen in Coventry.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Coventry
368. 477AOP
Most enthusiasts of a certain age find Harrington bodywork easy on the eye. Flights Tours of Birmingham AEC Reliance 477AOP dates from from 1960 and has an early Harrington Cavalier body the subtle lines of which still look good 53 years later. This coach was used for extended tours and only carried 25 passengers.
Photo taken Sunday 4 August 2013, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
369. 495ALH
Chesterfield Corporation former 255, 3255NU, a Daimler CCG6 with Weymann H37/28F body, new in 1963, later converted into a Training Bus; Alongside is 12, 495ALH, an AEC Reliance 2MU2RA with Willowbrook B42D body, new as London Transport RW1 in 1960.
Photo taken 1973, Stonegravels Garage, Chesterfield
370. 496ALH
London Transport green Country Area AEC Reliance / Willowbrook front entrance, centre exit, one man operated RW2, 496ALH, allocated to Hemel Hempstead (HH). One of three, RW1-3 (495-497 ALH) they were new in 1960 and in 1963 were sold to Chesterfield Corporation where they lasted for 14 years, Chesterfield's livery also being green. The AEC Regent behind is RT4189, LYF248, on route 301 to Aylesbury and being allocated to Tring (TG).
Photo taken October 1960, Watford Junction Station
371. 496ALH
London Transport Executive RW2, 496ALH, one of three AEC 2MU2RA Reliances with Willowbrook B42D bodies is seen at Hemel Hempstead.
Photo taken Saturday 15 October 1960, Bus Station, Waterhouse Street, Hemel Hempstead
372. 497ALH
New to London Transport in 1960 as RW3, 497ALH passed to Chesterfield in 1963 as number 20. It was a Willowbrook B42D bodied AEC Reliance and is seen at the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 1965, Sheffield Road Garage, Chesterfield
373. 497ALH
London Transport Country Area green RW3, 497ALH, a 1960 AEC Reliance / Willowbrook, one man operated, seen outside its home garage.
Photo taken October 1960, Two Waters Garage, Hemel Hempstead
374. 53JPT
Primrose Coaches (Graham), Winlaton Mill, 53JPT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1960 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar Racecourse
375. 53JPT
Seen in Morecambe is 53JPT an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with an early Plaxton Panorama C41F body of Bisset, Ryton (Primrose Coaches) which had been new in June 1960 to Graham Bros, Winlaton Mill. Bisset and Graham Bros traded jointly as Primrose Coaches in earlier days.
Photo taken Saturday 8 August 1970, Morecambe
376. 550FUP
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, 550FUP, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1960 with Plaxton Highway B45F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1970, Depot, Bishop Auckland
377. 5625UB
Wallace Arnold Tours maintained a number of vehicles in the livery of Feather Bros and to us southerners their use seemed to be in-discriminately mixed with vehicles in fleet livery. 5625UB, a Plaxton bodied AEC 'Reliance' with centre-entrance 'Embassy' style body so typical of the fleet at that time was seen on tour at Eastbourne's Central Coach Station
Photo taken Sunday 10 October 1965, Susans Road Central Coach Station, Eastbourne
378. 5627UB
Feather Bros (Wallace Arnold), Bradford, 5627UB, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1960 with Plaxton Consort C41C bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racescourse
379. 5641UB
These Wallace Arnold Plaxton C41C coaches dated from 1960/1 and were the workhorses of the fleet, operating long-distance tours and excursions throughout the 1960s. Indeed, one of the class, 9907UG, actually made a famous Leeds to Moscow run to ascertain the possibilities of "educational" tours in 1961. 9913UG, 5647UB and 5641UB were a Reliance/Leopard/Reliance respectively.
Photo taken 1965, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
380. 615HX
Hampson, Oswestry, 615HX, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1960 with Duple Britannia C40F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Oswestry
381. 6308WJ
A rear view of the second styling of the Plaxton Panorama body seen here at Victoria Coach Station on Sheffield United 308, 6308WJ, which was a C40F body on an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance built in March 1960. This shows how the kick up in the side window was used to match the level of the existing style of rear window.
Photo taken Sunday 10 November 1963, London Victoria Coach Station
382. 756KFC
Preserved ex-City of Oxford 756, 756KFC, AEC Reliance/Park Royal B44F, new in October 1960
Photo taken Sunday 16 September 2007, Duxford
383. 759KFC
Norfolk's 759KFC, AEC Reliance with Park Royal B44F body, new to City of Oxford as their fleet number 759 in October 1960.
Photo taken October 1974, Colchester Bus Station
384. 783HUP
Venture 218, 783HUP, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1960 with Park Royal B45F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1969, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
385. 799JRR
Barton 939, 799JRR, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Harrington Cavalier C41F body, new in 1960 and acquired from Robin Hood the following year.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1964, Seaway Car Park, Southend
386. 805EVT
Former Potteries SL805, 805EVT, an AEC Reliance new in 1960 with Weymann DP41F body.
Photo taken Sunday 28 September 2014, Potteries Running Day, Gladstone Pottery Museum
387. 807EVT
Potteries MT SN807, 807EVT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1960 with Weymann DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Hanley Bus Station
388. 85UME
A line up on the last evening of use of King’s Cross Coach Station, Pentonville Road comprising Jennings, Clare 936GMH; Morley, West Row CCF468C and Premier Travel, Cambridge 85UME.
Photo taken Sunday 31 October 1965, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
389. 902FUP
Economic Bus Service, Whitburn, 2, 902FUP, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1960 with Roe B45F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1968, Park Lane Terminus, Sunderland
390. 9208NW
Wallace Arnold 5640UB and 9208NW were both Plaxton bodied AEC Reliances of 1960 and 1959 respectively.
Photo taken Wednesday 9 June 1965, The Calls, Leeds
391. 9629WU
Preserved Felix of Hatfield 41, 9629WU, an AEC Reliance with Roe C43F body new in April 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 30 May 1993, AEC Rally, Nottingham
392. 99GAL
Barton, Chilwell 936, 99GAL, seen at the Yelloway Coach Station in Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Harrington Cavalier C41F body, the first of three new in June 1960 to Dennis (Robin Hood), Nottingham.
Photo taken Sunday 16 April 1972, Yelloway Coach Station, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
393. EHD968
Hebble 3, EHD968, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1960 with Harrington Cavalier C41F bodywork, new as Yorkshire Woollen District 854.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racecourse
394. EHD968
Seen in Leeds Bus Station operating the X32 to Sheffield is Hebble, Dewsbury 3, EHD968 - with an immaculate destination display.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Leeds Bus Station
395. EHD970
Hebble 5, EHD970, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1960 with Harrington Cavalier C41F bodywork (UW 6tons 8cwt 3quarters). This had been new as Yorkshire Woollen District 856.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racecourse
396. EHD976
Hebble 11, EHD976, an AEC Reliance with Harrington C41F body, new to Yorkshire Woollen District in in 1960, joining Hebble in 1970 with fleet number 434 and renumbered as 11 in November 1971. Seen here in the rough parking ground in Barnsley, adjacent to the bus station, which was often used as an overflow area.
Photo taken June 1972, Barnsley
397. FHD129
Yorkshire Woollen District 225, FHD129, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Park Royal B43F body, new in 1960 as 866.
Photo taken June 1971, Dewsbury Road, Elland
398. FJP501
Seen at Smith's garage in Wigan is FJP501, an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance, with its second Plaxton body. Originally carrying a Plaxton Panorama C36F body when new in 1960, it was rebodied in 1973 with this Panorama Elite III C45F body with non-standard side trim.
Photo taken Saturday 16 April 1977, Wigan
399. FJP501
Smith, Wigan 25, FJP501, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C36F body new in March 1960 and was seen here at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 8 May 1971, Wembley Stadium
400. MCP819
Hebble MCP819, an AEC Reliance with Harrington Cavalier C41F body, new in 1960. Originally numbered 45 but at the time this picture was taken, it had been renumbered 512 and re-liveried for stage carriage work.
Photo taken early 1971, Shelf
401. MCP821
Hebble MCP821, an AEC Reliance/Harrington Cavalier C41F coach, new in 1960 and photographed during Hebble's last week. Originally numbered 47 and supposedly renumbered 514 in 1970 but carrying fleet number 55 when photographed on stage carriage duty.
Photo taken c. 1971, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
402. MWH4
Brown's Blue, Markfield MWH4 was one of two Duple Britannia C41C bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliances which came from Hargreaves, Bolton in September 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1963, Western Boulevard, Leicester
403. NMS358
Alexander Northern NAC147, NMS358, a 1960 AEC Reliance with Alexander body approaches Kirkby Stephen Station.
Photo taken Sunday 8 April 2007, near Kirkby Stephen Station
404. OSD177
In the livery of the AA Motor Services partnership, OSD177 was no. 2 in the fleet of Dodds of Troon. An AEC Reliance with Northern Counties body, new in 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 23 June 1968, Dodds' Depot, Troon
405. OSD177
OSD177 was Dodds, Troon, number 2 in his part of the A.A. Motor Services fleet and was a Northern Counties B44F bodied A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance new in 1960. It is seen here in the A.A. bus station in Ayr.
Photo taken Wednesday 6 June 1962, A.A. Bus Station, Boswell Park, Ayr
406. OSD177
Dodds, Troon DT2, OSD177, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance new in June 1960 with a Northern Counties B44F body which was seen at the A.A. Bus Station in Ayr.
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1963, A.A. Bus Station, Ayr
407. RDB805
North Western RC 805, RDB805, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built 1960 with Willowbrook DP43F bodywork. Waiting to depart on service 134 to Northwich
Photo taken June 1970, Arpley Bus Station, Warrington
408. RRC232
RRC232, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Weymann Fanfare C37F body, new as Trent 232 in 1960, and seen here operating for an unidentified operator.
Photo taken early 1970, Loughborough University Car Park
409. RRC234
Trent 34, RRC234, an AEC Reliance with Weymann C37F body, new in 1960
Photo taken July 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
410. RRC237
Trent 37, RRC237, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Weymann C37F body, built in 1960.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
411. RRC237
RRC237, an AEC Reliance with Weymann Fanfare body new to Trent in May 1960. Withdrawn in 1966 and sold to Neath & Cardiff, it then passed to South Wales Transport in 1971, before being sold to W North, dealer, in October 1971.
412. SHL917
West Riding 917, SHL917, a 1960 AEC Reliance with 41 seat Plaxton bodywork, now owned by Lincolnshire operator Pride of the Wolds.
Photo taken Sunday 5 August 2007, Harrogate
413. SHL917
Seen undergoing restoration at the former West Yorkshire Transport Museum in Ludlam Street, Bradford is West Riding 917, SHL917, a Plaxton bodied AEC Reliance dating from 1960. The coach is currently in service with Lincolnshire operator Pride of the Wolds.
Photo taken 1990, Ludlam Street Depot, Bradford
414. SSA550
J Leask & Son, Lerwick, Shetland, SSA550, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1960 with Harrington Cavalier C37F bodywork (UW 6-10-0). A rather poor view of a vehicle that had been new to McIntyre Coach Tours, Bucksburn, Aberdeen.
Photo taken August 1973, Commercial Street, Lerwick
415. TFN401
East Kent TFN401, an AEC Reliance/Park Royal DP41F, parked at Russell Street, Dover depot in August 1969.
Photo taken August 1969, Russell Street Depot, Dover
416. TFN419
East Kent TFN419, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Park Royal DP41F body new in 1960, and behind from the same batch, TFN432.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 1960, Westminster
417. TFN431
East Kent TFN431, a 1960 AEC Reliance with Park Royal DP41F body, hiding its 11 years in service superbly, passes the foot of Surrey Road, Cliftonville, where I believe, each road had an illuminated sign during the holiday season. A few of the "excursionists" are sufficiently awake to spot the photographer.
Photo taken Saturday 24 July 1971, Eastern Esplanade, Margate
418. TUH122
Howard's Tours of Whitby TUH122, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1960 with Weymann C36F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1971, High Street, Yarm
419. VJG500
East Kent Road Car Co VJG500, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Park Royal DP41F body at the bodybuilders when new in 1960
Photo taken 1960, London Park Royal Works
420. VMO440
Reliance, Newbury 67, VMO440, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Britannia C41C body new in July 1960 and is seen at their garage.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Reliance Garage, Newbury
421. WFN503
East Kent WFN503 is a 1960 AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Park Royal DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 5 June 1977, Folkestone Harbour Station
422. WJU407
Dunning, Great Ayton, WJU407, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1960 with Willowbrook Viscount C41F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Great Ayton
423. WVA453
WVA453 was one of a pair of AEC Reliance 2MU3RAs with Willowbrook B45F bodywork which had been new to Irvine (Golden Eagle Coaches) of Salsburgh in May 1960 and were acquired by OK Motor Services in March 1965.
Photo taken c.1968, OK depot Bishop Auckland
424. WVA453
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland WVA453, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Willowbrook B45F body, new to Irvine (Golden Eagle), Salsburgh in 1960, and acquired from them in 1965.
Photo taken July 1969, rear of OK depot Bishop Auckland
425. XHO370
Preserved Aldershot & District 370, XHO370, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Weymann B40F body, new in 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2003, Alton
426. XXT518
A Timpson & Sons XXT518, a 1960 AEC Reliance with superb Harrington Cavalier C41F bodywork.
Photo taken Monday 28 November 1966, rear of Depot, 175 Rushey Green, Catford (Plassy Road)
427. YDG1
On a sunny day (probably in 1974) in Locking Road Coach Park, Weston-super-Mare, we have Frank Applegates (of Newport, Gloucestershire) first coach YDG1, a 1960 AEC Reliance/Plaxton Consort IV C41C which he acquired from Brian Beavis of Bussage in June 1969. It is still carries Beavis' livery.
Photo taken Summer 1974, Locking Road Coach Park, Weston-super-Mare
428. YWA271
Burlingham C37C bodied AEC Reliance 271, YWA271, of Sheffield United Tours outside the garage at Charlotte Road.
Photo taken Saturday 26 October 1963, Charlotte Road Garage, Sheffield
429. 117PKP
In its early days London Country were desperately short of vehicles and also had quite a large need for driver training vehicles. To meet this need a number of elderly vehicles were acquired from other NBC companies. Three of them were coaches previously with Maidstone & District, which were painted in all over National green and numbered in a T class. Here T3, 117PKP, is parked somewhere in LT territory, possibly Aldgate Bus Station.
430. 120LNY
Two Harrington C41F bodied AEC Reliances entered the Thomas Bros fleet in 1961, one of which, 120LNY, is seen at the garage.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Thomas Bros Garage, Sandfields
431. 136AWJ
Sheffield United 326, 136AWJ, new in October 1961, was an AEC 4MU3RA Reliance with Plaxton Panorama C44F body with the low backed seats favoured by the operator to give improved visibility for the passengers.
Photo taken Saturday 8 August 1970, Morecambe
432. 1885PT
Northern General 2845, 1885PT, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Weymann B45F bodywork. New as Venture 222 but absorbed and renumbered by Northern.
Photo taken June 1972, Scotswood Road, alongside Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
433. 1887PT
Venture 224, 1887PT, an AEC 2MU3RV Reliance with Weymann B45F body new in 1961 caught at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station in Newcastle with Northern General 1587 (DCN887), a Weymann Tiger Cub and a United MW behind.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 May 1964, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
434. 1888PT
Venture AEC 2MU3RV Reliance 225, 1888PT was one of ten new in 1961 and carried a Weymann B45F body and was seen in Consett alongside Northern General Park Royal Routemaster 2099 with the inevitable ‘Shop at Binns’ advert.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, parking opposite Consett Bus Station
435. 1888PT
Venture 225, 1888PT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Weymann B45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
436. 198CUS
MacBrayne 63, 198CUS, a 1961 AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Donnington bodywork. MacBrayne is now a ferry operator but prior to 1971 ran an extensive network of express and stage carriage services north from Glasgow to most of the Highlands and also a number of Scottish Islands. Their unusual livery complete with Highlander can be seen clearly in this shot
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 2009, Luss, Loch Lomond
437. 2589PT
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, 2589PT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1961 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Byers Green
438. 271STF
Parish's MS, Morda, Oswestry, 271STF, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Plaxton Highway DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Oswestry
439. 272STF
Parish's Motor Services, Morda, Oswestry, 272STF, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Plaxton Highway DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, High Street, Llanfyllin
440. 277STF
277STF, an AEC 2MU3RV Reliance with Plaxton Highway DP41F body was new in 1961 to Lancashire United as number 87. In this shot at Valley Road Coach Park, Scarborough the current operator, Piper, Scarborough seemed unsure about the livery.
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1972, Valley Road Coach Park, Scarborough
441. 323NKT
Maidstone & District 3323 and 3335 (323NKT/33 NKT), the latter in dual-purpose livery, 1961 built AEC 'Reliances' with Weymann DP40F bodywork
Photo taken Sunday 12 May 1968
442. 325NKT
Maidstone and District S325, 325NKT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Weymann DP40F body, one a batch of 31 delivered in 1961
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Overcliffe, Gravesend
443. 336NKT
Booth and Fisher purchased a quartet of Weymann DP40F bodied AEC Reliance 2MU3RV from Maidstone and District. By this time, 336NKT had received its SYPTE fleet number, as 1087.
Photo taken Sunday 9 July 1978, Halfway Depot
444. 337NKT
Maidstone & District 3337, 337NKT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Weymann DP40F body, new in 1961 as S337.
Photo taken July 1970, High Street, Battle, near Hastings
445. 340NKT
Maidstone & District S340, 340NKT, a 1961 AEC Reliance with Weymann body. The bus is seen in Caernarfon in service with Silver Star of Cesarea in 1986 when 25 years old.
Photo taken June 1986, Caernarfon Market Square
446. 3763PT
Gillett Brothers, Quarrington Hill, 3673PT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Quarrington Hill Garage
447. 418SPP
418SPP and 83VPP, a pair of AEC Reliance coaches with Harrington Cavalier C41F bodies, operated by Keith Coaches of Aylesbury. 418SPP was new in April 1961, 83VPP in December 1961.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 August 1963, Seaway Car Park, Southend
448. 5050PT
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, 5050PT, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1970, OK Depot, North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
449. 66BHO
Parked up in Culling of Claxton's Norwich yard are 1961 AEC Reliance/Duple Britannia C43F 66BHO which was new to Creamline, Borden (and thus gadded about England on Forces Leave Services for a couple of years before being acquired by Culling) and NVG194L, a 1973 Bedford YRT/Willowbrook B57F new to Culling. The other Culling's bus just in frame is UCL826K, their 1972 Bedford YRQ/Willowbrook B52F (oh the joys of 3 and 2 seating!)
Photo taken Summer 1976 or 1977, Culling's Yard, Norwich
450. 818VNO
818VNO was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Harrington Cavalier C41F body operated by Harris, Grays is seen at their garage in Grays.
Photo taken Sunday 27 April 1975, Grays
451. 882REH
Potteries, PMT, SN882, 882REH, an AEC Reliance with Alexander B45F body, new in April 1961.
Photo taken April 1965, Hassell Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme Bus Station
452. 891REH
Potteries MT SN891, 891REH, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Alexander B45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Stoke on Trent Garage
453. 898REH
Potteries SN898, 898REH, a 1961 AEC Reliance with Alexander body.
Photo taken 1977, Hanley Bus Station
454. 939GTA
Devon General 939, 939GTA, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Willowbrook Viscount C41F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Bus Station, Exeter
455. 98KTG
Brewer, Caerau 98KTG was an AEC 2MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Embassy C41F body new in May 1961 and is seen here at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
456. 9910UG
Former Wallace Arnold AEC Reliance/Plaxton 9910UG, seen here with Eagle Coaches of Kenny Hill, Mildenhall, Suffolk.
Photo taken 1973, Kenny Hill, Mildenhall
457. 9912UG
Wallace Arnold AEC Relaince/Plaxton 9912UG new in 1961.
Photo taken Friday 2 July 1965, A1, Anglo-Scottish Border
458. EFT551
Northern General 2354, EFT551, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Burlingham Seagull 70 C41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1971, North Burns, Chester-le-Street
459. GHD750
Yorkshire Woollen 231, GHD750, a 1961 AEC Reliance with Marshall 43 seat bodywork The bus was originally 878 in the YWD fleet and was renumbered in the late 1960s.
Photo taken 1970, Dewsbury Bus Station
460. GHD760
Yorkshire Woollen District 241, GHD760, was an AEC Reliance with Marshall B43F body of 1961. Note the driver already opening his flask for the layover.
Photo taken 1967, Albert Drive, Morley
461. HEK962
HEK962 is an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA was new to Smiths of Wigan in 1961 when it had a 41 seat Plaxton body. In 1974 it was rebodied by Plaxton with this Elite body seating 45. It now carries the livery of Butterfield of Skipton.
Photo taken Sunday 9 September 2012, Otley
462. HEK962
HEK962, an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance, originally had a Plaxton Panorama C41F body when new to Smith's in July 1961 and was rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C45F body with non-standard side trim in 1974.
Photo taken Saturday 16 April 1977, Wigan
463. HJP161
Smith, Wigan HJP161, seen at Blackpool, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body new in August 1961.
Photo taken Monday 15 April 1963, Blackpool
464. MCN981
Northern General 1981, MCN981, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Alexander DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1969, opposite Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
465. NCB915
NCB915 is a 1961 Plaxton C41F bodied AEC Reliance (2MU3RV 3667) of Clynnog & Trevor Motor Company of Trevor.
Photo taken Tuesday 8 May 1973, Depot, Trefor
466. NCP382
Hebble 192, NCP382, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Park Royal B43F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1970, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
467. NCP382
Hebble 192, NCP382, an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Park Royal B43F body is seen at the Coliseum Bus Station in Blackpool.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1964, Coliseum Bus Station, Blackpool
468. NCP383
A Park Royal B43F body was carried by Halifax Joint Omnibus Committee 319, NCP383, an AEC 2MU3RV Reliance, acquired from Hebble 193, which is seen in Crossfield Bus Station.
Photo taken Monday 19 April 1971, Crossfield Bus Station
469. OIP791
Suir Valley Services of Fiddown, Eire, OIP791, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built 1961 with a Yeates Fiesta body, new to Hankinson, Salford, it passed to Soames, Otley, in May 1962 before being exported to Eire and reaching Bowers, Fiddown (trading as Suir Valley Services) by April 1968.
Photo taken July 1975, Waterford Waterfront
470. RDB842
North Western 842, RDB842. an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Alexander 41 seat body new in 1961.
Photo taken July 1961, side road near London Victoria Coach Station
471. RDB846
Preserved former North Western 846, RDB846, a AEC Reliance with Alexander C41F body, new in 1961.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2004, Watercress Line Rally, Alton
472. RDB847
Malta FBY674, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1961 with Ciantar bodywork from 1989.
Photo taken Thursday 19 May 2011, Valletta Bus Station, Malta
473. RDB848
North Western RC 848, RDB848, an A E C Reliance AH470 2MU3RA built in 1961 with Alexander DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1971, Arpley Bus Station, Warrington
474. RDB860
Malta DBY369, an AEC Reliance built in 1961 with Spiteri B45F bodywork from 1974.
Photo taken Monday 16 May 2011, Valletta, Malta
475. RDB860
North Western 860, RDB860, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook DP43F body new in 1961. It ended up in Malta where it gained a new local body.
Photo taken Tuesday 31 May 1966, below Wellington Road South, Stockport
476. RDB863
Purple Motors of Bethesda RDB863, a 1961 AEC Reliance with Willowbrook B43F body, new to North Western as 863. I never could work out why they were called Purple Motors.
Photo taken June 1980, Depot, Bethesda
477. RGR38
Sunderland 38, RGR38, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Willowbrook B41D bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Fawcett Street
478. RGV111
Mulley's of Ixworth RGV111, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Harrington Cavalier C37F body, new to Mulley's in 1961.
Photo taken July 1970, Brighton
479. RMS727
Oban has seen a variety of operators since it was a Alexander (Midland) outpost, then transferred to the Highland Omnibuses area. Along with ex Midland MAC (RMS727) , AEC Reliance/Alexander C41F now Highland B76, ex Central SMT AC3, FGM103D, Albion Viking, now Highland AV5, with Alexander coach body sits outside the former Midland garage in Oban Town.
Photo taken Jul 1972, Oban Garage
480. RSD860
Seen here at Dodd's garage is A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance RSD860 with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body which was in the Dodds, Troon fleet from May 1961 until 1973 when it passed to Healey, Cardcross.
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1963, Dodd's garage, Troon
481. RST454
Highland Omnibuses B34, RST454, was one of six AEC Reliance 2MU3RVs with Alexander C38F bodies which were bought in 1961. Another six identical vehicles arrived the following year.
Photo taken c.1969, Wick, outside Wick Depot
482. SHL916
West Riding 916, SHL916, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Embassy C41C body new in January 1961 which was seen at Headingley.
Photo taken Friday 12 April 1963, Headingley, Leeds
483. SST996
Highland Omnibuses B40, SST996, a 1961 AEC Reliance with 41 seat Alexander coach body
Photo taken September 1972, St. Andrew Bus Station, Edinburgh
484. THL920
West Riding 920, THL920, a 1961 Roe B41D bodied AEC Reliance parked at Belle Isle Depot, Wakefield in 1970. This batch of 12 were West Riding's first dual entrance buses and remained so until the first Leyland National's arrived in 1973 (though these were rebuilt to single door from 1975 onwards)
Photo taken 1970, Belle Isle Depot, Wakefield
485. THL928
West Riding 928, THL928, an AEC Reliance with Roe B41D body, new in 1961
Photo taken Monday 9 August 1965, in front of the Quarry Hill Flats, outside Leeds Central Bus Station
486. UAN726
London Co-Operative Society, Stratford UAN726, a 1961 AEC 'Reliance' with Duple 'Britannia III' C41C coachwork.
Photo taken Saturday 17 June 1967, Central Coach Station, Susans Road, Eastbourne
487. VCH241
Suir Valley Services, Fiddown, Eire, RIP524, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1961 with Burlingham Seagull 70 C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Waterford
488. VET158
While successfully capturing the famous crooked spire at Chesterfield, I included by accident(?) Rotherham 158, VET158, an AEC Reliance with Roe B45F body built in 1961.
Photo taken Jun 1972, Lordsmill Street, Chesterfield
489. WFN513
East Kent WFN513, a 1961 AEC Reliance with Park Royal dual purpose bodywork. East Kent bought many examples of Park Royal bodywork for their saloons, many of them to a style unique to East Kent.
Photo taken 1997, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate
490. WKG127
Mills GKN, engineering contractor, WKG127, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1961 with Weymann C36F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1983, West Cliff, Whitby
491. YBD82
YBD82 was new to York Bros., Northampton in 1961 and became Premier Travel, Cambridge 215 in October 1970. It was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Britannia C41C body and was seen at the garage in Haverhill.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Haverhill
492. YDK590
Seen in Kingston Road, Stoneleigh on its way to Epsom racecourse was YDK590, an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Harrington Cavalier C37F which had been new to Yelloway, Rochdale but was with Allmey, Eastcote, Middlesex at the time of the photograph.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 June 1974, Kingston Road, Stoneleigh
493. YVA872
Hunter, Tantobie acquired YVA872 from Hutchison, Overtown in March 1962 and the AEC 2MU3RV Reliance with Duple C41F body, which had been new in 1961, is still in Hutchison livery in this shot at Hunter's Garage at Tantobie.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Tantobie
494. YVA872
Abbeyways of Halifax YVA872, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Duple Britannia C41F body, new to Hutchison's of Overtown in 1961, latterly with Hunter's of Tantobie and still operated in their livery.
Photo taken Thursday 17 May 1984, St. James Road, Halifax
495. YVA872
A rear view of Abbeyways of Halifax YVA872, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Duple Britannia C41F body, new in 1961 to Hutchison's of Overtown, latterly with Hunter's of Tantobie and still operated in their livery.
Photo taken Thursday 17 May 1984, St. James Road, Halifax
496. 1BNV
K.W., Daventry A38, 1BNV, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Brittania C43F body new in April 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
497. 200EHO
Trebilcock, London N.20, 200EHO, an A.E.C. 4MU3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C51F body was seen on Chertsey Road at Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 27 February 1965, Chertsey Road at Twickenham
498. 25TKR
Maidstone and District C25, 25TKR, a 1962 AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Harrington 37 seat bodywork
Photo taken August 1998, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
499. 277PNY
Only two 36' Plaxton Embassy bodies were built with front entrances and both had this multi-window format. 277PNY was an A.E.C. 4MU3RA Reliance in the fleet of Brewer, Caerau with a C51F body new in May 1962. This body pre-dates the multi-windowed one on the Bedford VAL exhibited at the 1962 Commercial Motor Show.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1971
500. 277PNY
This well-kept Plaxton C51F bodied AEC Reliance (4MU3RA 4259) 277PNY, was operated by Brewer's Motor Services (A.E. & F.R. Brewer Ltd.) of Caerau, Glamorgan. It was new in June 1962.
Photo taken Thursday 10 May 1973, Depot, Caerau
501. 28DP
Reading Corporation 28, 28DP, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Duple (Northern) B34D body new in 1962 devoid of adverts
Photo taken Saturday 5 December 1964, Broad Street, Reading
502. 332BWB
Sleeping in the summer sun in its final months of service, thus able to avoid imminent NBC reorganisation and white livery is Sheffield United Tours 332, 332BWB, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with very comfortable Plaxton Panorama C44F body new in May 1962.
Photo taken Wednesday 13 June 1973, adjacent to Pond Street Bus Station, Sheffield
503. 336DWJ
Sheffield United 336, 336DWJ, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA built in 1962 with Plaxton Panorama C44F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Westwood, Scarborough
504. 336VLG
Malta FBY748, an AEC Reliance 4MU3RA built in 1962 with Brincat B45F bodywork from 1976.
Photo taken Wednesday 18 May 2011, Valletta Bus Station, Malta
505. 336VLG
Bostock, Congleton 6, 336VLG, seen here taking part in the 1962 British Coach Rally on Madeira Drive at Brighton, was an A.E.C. 4MU3RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Continental C51F body new in 1962 which in later life found its way to Malta.
Photo taken Sunday 6 May 1962, Madeira Drive, Brighton
506. 387FGB
Highland Omnibuses B57, 387FGB, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Midland B41F bodywork, new to David MacBrayne in June 1962 as their 90. Acquired by Highland in 1970, it was withdrawn in 1979.
Photo taken c. 1973, Fort William
507. 391FGB
David MacBrayne 189, 391FGB, was an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Midland C41F bodywork which was new in June 1962. In 1970 it passed to Highland Omnibuses in whose fleet it was numbered B60. It was withdrawn in 1977.
Photo taken 1969, Fort William Bus Station
508. 392FGB
Highland Omnibuses B66, 392FGB, was an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Midland C41F bodywork which was new to David MacBrayne as their 190 in June 1962. It was acquired by Highland in 1970 and was withdrawn in 1977.
Photo taken early 1970s, Outside Wick Depot/Bus Station
509. 399UP
399UP was an AEC Reliance 4MU3RA with Plaxton Highway body new to OK Motor Services in 1962. It has been captured here by the AEC photographer with a healthy load of passengers. The sheer number of these along with the style of them makes me think these were not 'ringers' but genuine passengers.
Photo taken 1962, Clyde Terrace, Spennymoor
510. 417DHO
City of Oxford 607, 417DHO, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Park Royal DP41F body new in 1962, one of eight acquired from Aldershot & District in 1970 seen at Gloucester Green Bus Station in Oxford.
Photo taken Sunday 23 May 1971, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
511. 421ELF
Hylton, Glenfield 421ELF seen in St. Margaret's Bus Station in Leicester was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Duple Midland Donington C41F body which had been new to Ewer, London N.16.
Photo taken Sunday 13 October 1974, St. Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester
512. 426EYO
426EYO, seen at Wembley, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham Seagull 70 C41F body. It had been new in July 1962 in the Orange Luxury Coaches, London S.W.9 fleet of George Ewer, but is seen here with Gulley, Newport.
Photo taken Saturday 27 May 1972, Wembley Stadium
513. 42CVD
Baxters of Airdrie bought 42CVD new in 1962. It was an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Embassy C41F body at a time when most operators were buying Panorama bodies. It passed to Scottish Omnibuses when Baxters were acquired in December 1962, although Baxters livery was retained after an initial plan to repaint the fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 1970, Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
514. 527FN
East Kent 527FN, AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Park Royal C46F body, new in July 1962.
515. 532FN
East Kent 532FN, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Park Royal C46F body, new in 1962 - in case you're wondering 2U3RA means a 36ft Reliance 590 ("2U"), with syncromesh gearbox ("3"), right hand drive ("R") and air brakes ("A").
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
516. 537CYU
A. Timpson & Sons 537CYU, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton C49F body new in 1962. Numerically this was the first coach to the new 36 foot length in the fleet. Photographed at Hollesley Bay Open Prison in Suffolk on a service to take people to visit the inmates.
Photo taken Saturday 23 March 1968, Hollesley Bay Open Prison, near Woodbridge
517. 537CYU
A rear view of 537CYU, an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C49F body new to Timpson, London S.E.6 in 1962. It is seen in Whitchurch outside Todd's garage on an Omnibus Touring Circle visit.
Photo taken Sunday 7 April 1963, Whitchurch
518. 537CYU
Seen at Whitchurch in the original Timpson, London S.E.6 livery, whilst on an Omnibus Touring Circle visit, is 537CYU which was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C49F body new in 1962. The trip visited Keith Coaches at Aylesbury, Todd at Whitchurch, Taylor at Bicester and Holder at Charlton-on-Otmoor.
Photo taken Sunday 7 April 1963, Whitchurch
519. 540DYO
Pogson & Taylor, Lincoln 10, 540DYO, seen on the forecourt of the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, was an A.E.C.2U3RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Continental C48F body which had been new in June 1962 to Global, London W.1.
Photo taken Saturday 28 July 1973, Earls Court Exhibition Centre forecourt, London
520. 541CFJ
541CFJ seen at Gilwell Park when operating for Thamesmead Motor Services, London S.E.9 was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Harrington Cavalier C40F body. It had been new to Greenslades, Exeter as C36F and was acquired from them in January 1974. It passed to Bishop Challenor School, Shortlands in June 1976.
Photo taken Saturday 6 July 1974, Gilwell Park
521. 567EFJ
Thamesmead Motor Services of Belvedere 567EFJ, an AEC Reliance with Harrington Cavalier body, seen in the yard at Belvedere. The coach had been new to Greenslades in May 1962.
Photo taken Belvedere
522. 571BWT
This is quite a rare AEC Britannia with one piece window, carrying registartion 571BWT. I'm after any help the SCT61 team can give me about this vehicle and it's history. I'm sorry the location and weather doesn't make it ideal for photography.
Photo taken Wednesday 26 November 2014
523. 571BWT
An earlier shot of Kens mystery coach 571BWT. It dates from 1962, registered in the West Riding and possibly new to Dodd of Belton. It later ran for Bond Brothers of Willington in County Durham. When photographed it was at a rally in Huddersfield in the mid nineties. After this it was repainted in the livery of Shaw Brothers of Byers Green although it was never owned by them.
Photo taken 1995, Huddersfield
524. 571BWT
Cadman's of Thorne 571BWT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Britannia C41F body, new to Fearn's of Dodworth in 1962.
Photo taken October 1982, Cadman's premises, Thorne Moorends, near Doncaster
525. 616WTE
Lancashire United 92, 616WTE, was an A.E.C. Reliance with a Plaxton 'Conway' DP41F body seen in Hindley. The 'Conway' was an unofficial description of the Highway body when fitted with the coach style front originating on the Consort.
Photo taken Saturday 7 April 1973, Hindley Depot
526. 617WTE
Lancashire United 93, 617WTE, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1962 with Plaxton Highway C41F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1971, South John Street, Liverpool
527. 649CNW
Thomas, West Ewell 649CNW a 1962 A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Harrington Cavalier C43F body, seen here in Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh, whilst working a rail replacement service, had been acquired from Austin, Dorking, in whose livery it is seen, in July 1975.
Photo taken Sunday 9 July 1978, Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh
528. 691PNY
691PNY, an A.E.C. 4MU3RA Reliance, was new as Llynfi, Maesteg number 92 in 1962 with a standard Plaxton Panorama C51F body of the period.
Photo taken Maesteg
529. 7424SP
Alexander Fife FAC4, 7424SP, a 1962 Alexander bodied AEC Reliance in cream and red dual purpose livery.
Photo taken 1999, Piece Hall, Halifax
530. 74BUA
Wallace Arnold 74BUA was one of their first 36 foot coaches being an AEC Reliance 4MU3RA with a Plaxton C49C body of 1962. Following withdrawal in 1969, it found its way to Duncan's of Kinlochrannoch for a brief period.
Photo taken Friday 18 August 1972, Kinlochrannoch
531. 756BBE
This Plaxton C41F bodied AEC Reliance (2MU3RA 4032) 758BBE was operated by R.W.Appleby of Conisholme, North Somercotes, Lincolnshire. It was new in February 1962.
Photo taken Friday 2 April 1971, Appleby's Depot
532. 774NJO
Clynnog & Trefor 774NJO, a 1962 AEC Reliance with Marshall B53F body new to City Of Oxford as their no. 774.
Photo taken Friday 27 June 1980, Pwhelli
533. 8031PT
Preserved Economic of Whitburn 5, 8031PT, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Highway 55 seat body dating from 1962
Photo taken Sunday 21 June 2009, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
534. 8031PT
Economic 5, 8031PT, an AEC Reliance 4MU3RA built in 1962 with Plaxton Highway B55F bodywork, operated by the Wilson half of the Economic business and seen here parked in Sunderland outside the Binns bakery. 8031PT has been preserved.
Photo taken December 1971, Park Lane Terminus, Sunderland
535. 8031PT
Economic, Whitburn 5, 8031PT, a 1962 AEC Reliance with a Plaxton Highway B55F body on display at the Heath Common Rally & Running Day.
Photo taken Sunday 21 July 2013, Heath Common, Wakefield
536. 8213PT
Anderson, Whitburn ran 8213PT as his number 8 in the Economic fleet and the AEC 4MU3RA Reliance with Plaxton Highway B55F body new in 1962 is seen in Sunderland with 639APT behind.
Photo taken Saturday 5 August 1967, Park Lane Terminus, Sunderland
537. 82DLW
Seen on a Scottish tour of the Western Highlands is 82DLW of Glenton, London S.E.14. This was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C34F body new in April 1962.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 June 1963
538. 8329DD
Thomas, West Ewell 8329DD was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Duple Britannia C43F body acquired from Stanwell Car Hire in November 1977. It had been new in May 1962 to Renown, Bristol and is seen here in Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh whilst working a rail replacement service.
Photo taken Sunday 9 July 1978, Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh
539. 841CUM
Leeds City Transport 41, 841CUM, a 1962 AEC Reliance with Roe 41 seat dual door body.
Photo taken December 1970, Roundhay Park, Leeds
540. 842CUM
Leeds first modern dual door buses were a batch of AEC Reliances with Roe body. 42, 842CUM, dates from 1962. The pre-one man livery is carried.
Photo taken 1968, Henconner Lane, Leeds
541. 84DLW
Seen on the forecourt of the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, with Smith, Reading, was 84DLW, an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance which had been new to Glenton, London S.E.14 in April 1962 with a Plaxton Panorama C34F body, passing to Smith in March 1970.
Photo taken Saturday 28 July 1973, Earls Court Exhibition Centre forecourt, London
542. 858GNM
H. & C., Garston operated this Willowbrook B65F bodied AEC Reliance, 858GNM, new in June 1962, which was caught the following month at Gilwell Park, Epping on a Scout & Cub weekend jamboree.
Photo taken Saturday 7 July 1962, Gilwell Park, Epping
543. 91BFW
91BFW, an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body new in April 1962 to Sheffield, Cleethorpes is seen here at Twickenham after it had passed to Edwards, Lydbrook.
Photo taken Saturday 17 March 1973, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
544. 932BCE
Seen at the North Weald Rally is 932BCE which was an A.E.C 2U3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Highway DP47F body new in June 1962 to Mansfield, Burling & Welsh (Burwell & District), Burwell.
Photo taken North Weald
545. 932DVA
Morlais, Merthyr 932DVA had been new to Irvine, Salsburgh in 1962. It was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Burlingham Seagull 70 C41F body which was seen at Ascot racecourse.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
546. 935UVT
PMT SN935, 935UVT, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook B54F body new in September 1962, on route 10 to Hanley.
Photo taken Station Road, Stafford
547. 940UVT
Potteries Motor Traction SN940, 940UVT, seen in Uttoxeter, was the last of ten A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliances with Willowbrook B54F bodies new in 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Uttoxeter Market Place
548. 948MRR
Barton 948, 948MRR, was an AEC Reliance 2U3RA, delivered in July 1962 with Yeates DP57D bodywork which was subsequently converted to C51F bodywork. It later became a stock car transporter in the Manchester area. It is seen parked opposite Ilkeston garage.
Photo taken 1969, Manor Road, Ilkeston
549. 960HTT
Grey Cars/Devon General 960, 960HTT, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook Viscount C41F body, new in 1962, built to 7ft 6ins width
Photo taken Saturday 30 June 2012, Teignmouth
550. 960HTT
Preserved Devon General TCR960, 960HTT, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook C41F body on display at the Heathfield Depot of Grey Cars on the occaision of their centenary open day
Photo taken Saturday 27 April 2013, Grey Cars Heathfield Depot
551. 960HTT
Another preserved Grey Cars coach, AEC Reliance/Willpowbrook 960HTT, also at Okehampton station.
Photo taken Sunday 15 September 2013, Okehampton Station
552. 999CBE
Atkins of Skegness 999CBE, an AEC Reliance with Duple Brittania C41F body.
Photo taken Wednesday 16 September 1970, Grand Parade, Skegness
553. GHD747
Yorkshire Woollen District 228, GHD747, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Marshall B43F body, new in 1962, seen here treated by YWD to a short-lived all over red livery.
Photo taken Wednesday 17 April 1968, Dewsbury Bus Park
554. PCP803
Hebble 195, PCP803, an Alexander B43F bodied AEC Reliance rounds a tight bend whilst climbing New Shaw Lane over the Pennines towards Blackshaw Head on the route from Leeds to Burnley.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 October 1964, New Shaw Lane, Blackshaw Head
555. RCP131
Hebble 100 and 101, RCP131 and 132, AEC Reliance with Willowbrook B53F of September 1962 delivery. Forlorn and unloved outside the Walnut Street depot, these were the first 36 footers in the district and were barely nine years old when the photograph was taken.
Photo taken early 1971, Walnut Street Garage, Halifax
556. TRJ107
Salford City 107, TRJ107, an AEC Reliance with Weymann B45F body from 1962.
Photo taken 1963, Victoria Bus Station
557. USC783
Scottish Omnibuses B783, USC783, was an AEC 2MU3RV Reliance with Alexander C41F bodywork seen in Dumfries.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
558. VBW763
Way back in 1973 in Locking Road Coach Park, Weston-super-Mare I photographed Spiers, Henley-on-Thames VBW763, an early (May 1962) 36 ft AEC Reliance/Plaxton Panorama C51F parked next to Mason's of Darlaston Bedford VAM5/Duple Viceroy C45F MDH307E. The Panorama is wearing its 11 years well.
Photo taken 1973, Locking Road Coach Park, Weston-super-Mare
559. VTY360
Hunter, Seaton Delaval, 26, VTY360, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built 1962 with Plaxton Highway B45F bodywork. Working the route to North Shields via Whitley Bay.
Photo taken mid 1960s?, Seaton Delaval
560. YSF242
Eastern Scottish bought this AEC Reliance in 1962. B11, YSF242, carries the relatively rare Burlingham Seagull 70 body.
Photo taken October 1971, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
561. YUJ292
Seen in Donnington is Smith, Trench YUJ292, an A.E.C. 4MU3RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Continental C51F body, which had been new in May 1962.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
562. YUJ292
Seen in Blackpool was YUJ292 of Smith's Eagle Coachways, Trench, an A.E.C. 4MU3RA Reliance, new in May 1962, with a Duple Northern Continental C51F body.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1964, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
563. YWS903
A rear view of Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 903, YWS903, an AEC 2MU3RA Reliance with Alexander C41F body seen at Airdrie, It had been new to Scottish Omnibuses in 1962 and was transferred to the Baxter fleet in 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1970, Airdrie
564. 117EUA
Feather Brothers (a Wallace Arnold subsidiary) were allocated 117EUA from the 1963 intake of AEC Reliances with Plaxton C49C coachwork.
Photo taken 1966, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
565. 121CVD
Scottish Omnibus subsidiary, Baxter's of Airdrie, ZB964V, 121CVD, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1963 with Alexander C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
566. 133CMR
Orpington & District 133CMR, an AEC Reliance 2MU2RA with Willowbrook B41D body new to Swindon Corporation
Photo taken Mortimer Road, Orpington
567. 134CMR
Swindon 134, 134CMR, featured in an AEC publicity photograph and seemed to continue to like attention, being sold after withdrawal for use as a caravan, the owner keeping the Swindon livery which it retained to the end. It was an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with a Willowbrook B41D body and is seen here in March 1978 far from home in Greenfield, near Oldham, with a GMT Standard in the background.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1978, Manchester Road, Greenfield, near Oldham
568. 1RDV
Preserved Grey Cars coach 1RDV at Okehampton Station having brought a party up from South Devon. Delivered in late 1963 but not entering service until the following year, it was one of eight AEC Reliances with the 7’6” wide variant of the Harrington Cavalier body.
Photo taken Sunday 15 September 2013, Okehampton Station
569. 265PRR
East Midland C265, 265PRR, AEC Reliance 2U3RA / Alexander 49 seat body of 1963, on an express service to Halifax.
Photo taken 1963, London Victoria Coach Station
570. 397RRR
East Midland L397, 397RRR, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Willowbrook B53F body, new in 1963. A rear view of a style of BET 36ft. single decker that was only built by Willowbrook during 1963, being an interim design between the earlier more rounded dome and smaller window version of 1962 and the later classic peaked dome and wrapround window style.
Photo taken 1973, East Midland Chesterfield Depot
571. 422JGD
Macbrayne 98, 422JGD, a Duple Commodore C45F bodied AEC Reliance delivered in 1963 seen leaving the Glasgow terminal.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1970, MacBrayne Glasgow Terminal
572. 476FCG
Aldershot & District 476, 476FCG, a AEC Reliance 4MU4RA with Park Royal C49F body new in 1963.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
573. 493DWW
SYPTE 1013, 493DWW, an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Duple Commodore C43F body new as Felix, Hatfield 44 in June 1963 was seen in Doncaster.
Photo taken Wednesday 12 April 1978, Doncaster
574. 498HGG
Weir's Tours, Glasgow G14, 498HGG, an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1963 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Girvan
575. 534HVA
Gold Line Coaches (Caskie) of Bowmore 534HVA, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1963 with Willowbrook B43F bodywork. This had been new to Hutchison of Overtown and was continuing to find work on Islay.
Photo taken August 1974, Bowmore
576. 542EYL
542EYL of Timpson, London S.E.6 is seen turning from Buckingham Palace Road into Semley Place on its way to Victoria Coach Station. This was an A.E.C. 2U3RAE Reliance with a Duple Northern Alpine Continental C49F body new in February 1963. The P.S.V. Circle Timpson Fleet History notes that the 'E' in the chassis designation was to indicate experimental engine components on trial for A.E.C.
Photo taken Saturday 25 March 1972, Buckingham Palace Road, London
577. 545EYL
A.Timpson & Sons 545EYL, a 1963 AEC Reliance with Duple Northern C49F body photographed at Colchester Bus Station whilst on a refreshment break.
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 1966, Colchester Bus Station
578. 545EYL
Seen in Victoria Coach Station is 545EYL, an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Alpine Continental C49F body of Timpson, London S.E.6, operating a Feeder service.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
579. 5545UP
OKMS 5545UP, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1963 with Plaxton Highway B47F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1970, North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
580. 5545UP
Trimdon MS 5545UP, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1963 with Plaxton Highway B47F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1968, High Street, Stockton
581. 5545UP
Trimdon Motor Services 5545UP, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Plaxton Highway B47F body, new to Scurr's of Stillington in 1963. After TMS it passed to OK Motor Services.
Photo taken July 1969, Ferryhill Bus Station
582. 591EYU
Continental Pioneer, Richmond 591EYU, an AEC 2U3RA Reliance with Duple Northern Continental C48F body, was new to Global Tours, London W.1. and is seen in Scarborough at Westwood Coach Park alongside ONM298H, a Duple C41F bodied Bedford SB5, of Cook, Dunstable.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 April 1972, Westwood Coach Park, Scarborough
583. 6234EZ
Preserved Ulsterbus 234, 6234EZ, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with UTA DP41F body which was new in 1963 and withdrawn in 1981. Passing to Ulsterbus in 1967, it was subsequently restored by them to its present condition as part of their heritage fleet and is seen leaving the site of the annual Irish Transport Heritage Bus & Coach Rally at Cultra on 26 April 2008.
Photo taken Saturday 26 April 2008, Cultra
584. 6248EZ
Ulsterbus 248, 6248EZ, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1963 with UTA C41F bodywork. New as Ulster Transport Authority S248.
Photo taken July 1979, Londonderry
585. 6301UP
Gillett Bros, Quarrington Hill, ran this A E C Reliance 4MU3RA with Plaxton Highway B55F bodywork. Registered 6301UP, it was new in 1963.
Photo taken April 1968, Hartlepool Bus Station
586. 6301UP
Gillett Bros, Quarrington Hill, 6301UP, an A E C Reliance 4MU3RA built in 1963 with Plaxton Highway B55F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1974, Bishop Auckland Market Place
587. 6301UP
Gillett, Quarrington Hill's 6301UP, a 1963 A.E.C. 4MU3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Highway B55F body.
Photo taken Wednesday 31 July 1968, Upper Church Street, Hartlepool
588. 635WKL
Teddy's 635WKL, a 1963 AEC Reliance with Harrington C48F body new to Anglo-Continental, Tunbridge Wells
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1973, Blackpool Coach Park
589. 652GVA
652GVA, Colchester 55, caught on camera whilst on a flying visit to the town in 1971, a Plaxton bodied AEC Reliance new to Irvine of Salsburgh in 1963.
Photo taken Friday 23 July 1971, High Street/Cowdray Crescent, Colchester
590. 6542FN
East Kent RCC 6542FN, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA / Park Royal C49F of 1963.
Photo taken 1973, Battersea Wharf
591. 6544FN
East Kent 6544FN, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Park Royal C49F body, new in 1963
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
592. 6545FN
Caroline Seagull, Great Yarmouth, 6545FN, A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1963 and rebodied C49F by Plaxton in 1974. New as East Kent 6545 with Park Royal C49F bodywork. At the time of the photograph seating capacity was 53.
Photo taken October 1982, Great Yarmouth
593. 6546FN
East Kent Road Car 6546FN, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Park Royal C49F body, new in 1963. The photo captures the transition to NBC uniformity, East Kent were reluctant in the early days to toe the party line.
Photo taken Summer 1973, Battersea Wharf, London
594. 8031PT
A rear view of Economic 5 a 1963 AEC Reliance with Plaxton bodywork. At some point in its career, this bus was re-registered as WNL 259A as carried here but its original number 8031PT is usually displayed when attending rallies. The small sliding ventilator in the emergency door is noteworthy.
Photo taken Sunday 21 July 2013, Heath Common, Wakefield
595. 8307UP
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, 8307UP, a Leyland Leopard L2 with Duple Commodore C45F bodywork which entered service in July 1963.
Photo taken January 1971, Byers Green
596. 85DNV
Thamesmead Motor Services 85DNV, an AEC Reliance with Duple Commander C43F body, new to York Bros., Northampton, in July 1963
Photo taken Thamesmead Yard, Blackfen
597. 88EYY
88EYY was one of four AEC 2U3RA Reliances with Plaxton Panorama C36F bodies new to Glenton, S.E.14 in 1963. It was withdrawn in 1968 and passed to Green Bus, Rugeley with a new Plaxton body.
Photo taken Saturday 25 May 1963, Eccleston Bridge, London Victoria
598. 88EYY
New to Glenton, London S.E.14 in 1963 with a Plaxton Panorama C36F body, 88EYY was rebodied in July 1968 with a Plaxton Panorama I C45F body for Green Bus, Rugeley. After rebodying this AEC 2U3RA Reliance carried registration PRE296F for about three weeks before reverting to 88EYY.
Photo taken Saturday 13 March 1971, Wembley Stadium
599. 8938SF
Eastern Scottish ZB938E, 8938SF, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Alexander DP41F bodywork, new in August 1963, seen in Kelso depot.
Photo taken c. 1973, Kelso Depot
600. 900SAF
900SAF is an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a 33' long Harrington Grenadier C43F body equipped with two tables. It is seen at Plaxtol having just operated a journey on route 68 from Sevenoaks Bus Station on the occasion of a London Transport Country Area Running Day. It was new in May 1963 to Hawkey, Newquay and later passed to Camden Coaches, Sevenoaks.
Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2014, Plaxtol
601. 900SAF
A rear view of 900SA an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a 33' long Harrington Grenadier C43F body. It is seen at Plaxtol having just operated a journey on route 68 from Sevenoaks Bus Station on the occasion of a London Transport Country Area Running Day. It was new in May 1963 to Hawkey, Newquay, when it was C47F, and later passed to Camden Coaches, Sevenoaks.
Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2014, Plaxtol
602. 997TTX
Pontypridd 89, 997TTX, was an AEC Reliance with Longwell Green B45F body new in 1963 and was one of two new that year.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Pontypridd Depot
603. ACX323A
Huddersfield 23, ACX323A, one of a pair of Roe B44F bodied AEC Reliances new in December 1963 seen here in Huddersfield.
Photo taken Tuesday 9 April 1974, Market Street, Huddersfield
604. ACX323A
Huddersfield J.O.C. 23, ACX323A, an AEC Reliance 2MU2RA with Roe B44F body, new in 1963. A cold and grey day in Holmfirth Bus Station. The relatively uncommon (for a 1963-built single decker) driver's offside cab door is clearly visible.
Photo taken February 1971, Holmfirth Bus Station
605. AXA219A
W.Alexander (Fife) Ltd FAC19, AXA219A, an AEC Reliance / Alexander C41F at the (now) long demolished Dunfermline bus station.
Photo taken Saturday 15 February 1975, Dunfermline Bus Station
606. AXA221A
Alexander Fife FAC21, AXA221A, an AEC Reliance with Alexander C41F body new in June 1963 seen at Dunfermline.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 July 1970, Dunfermline
607. DTG676C
Brewers, Caerau from right to left DTG676C, a 1965 AEC Reliance/Willowbrook, next 278TNY, a 1963 AEC Reliance/Weymann, and finally MBO523F, a 1968 AEC Swift/Alexander new to Cardiff.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 March 1983, Maesteg
608. JHD830
Hebble 29, FJX171E, a Plaxton bodied AEC Reliance, and 17, JHD830, a Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopard, once operated by Yorkshire Woollen District, and both are on Yorkshire Pool services which used Barnsley as an interchange.
Photo taken June 1972, off Eldon Street, Barnsley
609. NMU7
Premier Travel NMU7, an AEC Reliance with Harrington C51F body, new in April 1963 to Valliant, London W5.
Photo taken September 1972, Great Yarmouth
610. NMU7
Premier Travel, Cambridge 217, NMU7, an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Harrington Cavalier C51F body was one of four which had been new in 1963 to Valliant, London W.5, all of which passed to Premier Travel in February 1971.
Photo taken Saturday 7 August 1971, Cheltenham Coach Station
611. OCN870
Northern General 2270, OCN870, new in February 1963, was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance which is seen in the bus station in Consett with the Marshall B53F body which had, in 1965, replaced the original Willowbrook B53F body.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Consett Bus Station
612. PCN10
Northern General 2610, PCN10, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1963 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Stokesley Market Square
613. PCN11
Northern General 5002, PCN11, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA built in 1963 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1975, Guisborough
614. PCN13
Northern General 2613, PCN13, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA built in 1963 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Guisborough
615. TDJ212
St Helens Corporation Transport Marshall bodied AEC Reliance 212, TDJ212, new in April 1963.
Photo taken August 1968, Rainhill Stoops
616. UFX567
Toop, Dorchester - better known by their fleetname of Bere Regis Motor Services - had two of these Plaxton Panorama bodied AEC Reliances delivered in 1963. UFX567 with C51F coachwork is seen at the coach park at London, Waterloo.
Photo taken Sunday 13 October 1963, London Waterloo Coach Park
617. VDB922
All North Western and parked in the depressingly sad Mersey Square, Stockport.
Photo taken June 1965, Mersey Square, Stockport
618. VDB928
Two North Western single deckers for the price of one in this 1966 photograph. 679, KDB679, a Leyland PSUC1/1T with Weymann body passes 928, VDB928, a AEC Reliance with Willowbrook body in Macclesfield in 1966.
Photo taken Tuesday 13 September 1966, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield
619. VDB930
Berresfords purchased five of these AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Willowbrook bodywork. Two of these, VDB925 and VDB930 were B53F and came from GM Buses 925 or in the case of VDB930 Trent 373.
Photo taken 1980, Hanley Bus Station
620. VDB938
North Western 938, VDB938, an AEC Reliance AH590 2U3RA built in 1963 with Willowbrook DP51F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1970, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
621. VDB940
Not the best of images, but Berresfords VDB940 a former North Western via GM Buses (940) Willowbrook DP51F bodied AEC Reliance 2U3RA is seen outside the depot of the associated Byrnes of Leek depot.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1978, Byrnes Depot, Leek
622. VDB943
Three of the AEC Reliance 2U3RA Willowbrook saloons that came from GM buses and Trent had DP51F bodywork. VDB943 came from GM buses and is seen at Cheddleton depot with Bedford YRQ Duple C45F.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1978, Berresfords Depot, Cheddleton
623. VDB944
SELNEC PTE 944, VDB944, an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built 1963 with Willowbrook DP51F bodywork. Photographed on what appears to be an MUFC charter, this had been new to North Western RCC.
Photo taken April 1974, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station
624. VDB947
Ashways VDB947, a 1963 AEC Reliance 2U3RA/Willowbrook DP51F originally North Western 947.
Photo taken Saturday 1 July 1978, Y Frith, Rhyl
625. 100VRL
100VRL is a 1964 AEC Reliance with Harrington coachwork, built for Hawkey's Coaches of Newquay for use on British and continental tours. It later spent many years with Ridlers of Dulverton and would often be seen in Taunton in the 1970s,
Photo taken Sunday 11 May 2014, Taunton
626. 128WNY
AEC Reliance 128WNY of Thomas Bros., Port Talbot, seen in the original blue-green livery, was one of three with Marshall B53F bodies new in 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Thomas Bros Garage, Sandfields
627. 216UYC
Hutchings & Cornelius, South Petherton A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance 216UYC with Harrington Cavalier 315 C41F body new in March 1964 is seen outside the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 19 May 1968, South Petherton
628. 271UVO
East Midland C271, 271UVO, an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1964 with Willowbrook DP49F bodywork. The excursion was a day at the races in Redcar.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racecourse
629. 274UVO
East Midland C274, 274UVO, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA built in 1964 with Willowbrook DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar Racecourse
630. 276UVO
East Midland AEC Reliance 2U3RA / Willowbrook DP49F C76, 276UVO, of 1964, seen here at Battersea Wharf in 1973, apparently awaiting a Yorkshire Service to Barnsley.
Photo taken 1973, Battersea Wharf
631. 277HLC
New to Global Tours, London W.1 in April 1964 with a Duple Northern Continental C44F body, 277HLC was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance which passed to Boddy, Bridlington who had it rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C51F body in March 1976.
Photo taken Wednesday 25 August 1976, Bridlington
632. 279FZ
Ulsterbus 279, 279FZ, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1964 with Ulster Transport Authority B42F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Londonderry
633. 280HLC
Hebble 81, 280HLC, seen at the Walnut Street garage was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Continental C51F body new to Global, London.
Photo taken Sunday 8 September 1968, Walnut Street Garage, Halifax
634. 44KUA
Wilson of Carnwath 44KUA, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1964 with Roe B41D bodywork.
Photo taken August 1978, Carnwath
635. 44KUA
Ex-Leeds AEC Reliance/Roe single decker 44 44KUA, here lookings very sorry for itself in use as a store in the yard of Wilson's of Carnwath in May 1986.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 May 1986, Carnwath
636. 4683VT
PMT SN983, 4683VT, was an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Marshall bodywork, one of nine similar machines bought in 1964.
Photo taken 1976, Longton Bus Station, Stoke on Trent
637. 469MPT
United AS 2005, 469MPT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1964 with Plaxton Highway B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, Park Street, Middlesbrough
638. 46KUA
Roe B41D bodywork was fitted to this A.E.C. 2MU2RA Reliance, 46KUA, which was numbered 46 in the Leeds City Transport fleet and was one of four delivered in 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 2 April 1966, Pudsey Road, Greenthorpe
639. 487GFR
Seen at King’s Cross Coach Station, Pentonville Road is Abbott, Blackpool 487GFR a Harrington Grenadier C45F bodied AEC 2U3RA Reliance.
Photo taken Saturday 20 June 1964, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
640. 487GFR
Preserved former Abbott, Blackpool 487GFR a Harrington Grenadier C45F bodied AEC 2U3RA Reliance, seen at Sheringham on a North Norfolk Railway special event day in March 2010 with owner Nick Webster at the wheel.
Photo taken Friday 12 March 2010, Sheringham
641. 4978VT
Potteries Motor Traction SN978, 4978VT, an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1964 with Marshall B53F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Stoke Garage
642. 4991VT
Eynon's, Trimsaran 4991VT a 1964 AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Duple C49F body originally PMT C991 and 217HUM a 1964 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Plaxton C49C body originally with Wallace Arnold
Photo taken Friday 10 July 1981, Trimsaran, Eynon's depot
643. 5148DP
Former Reading Corporation 48, 5148DP a 1964 AEC Reliance with Neepsend B34D body.
Photo taken Sunday 14 July 2013, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
644. 549GXX
549GXX was the first of four A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliances with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodies put into service by Timpson, London S.E.6. in February 1964.
645. 7071DK
Seen at King’s Cross Coach Station, Pentonville Road is Yelloway 7071DK, which had a Harrington Cavalier C45F body with forced ventilation on an AEC 4U3RA Reliance chassis.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1964, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
646. 7074DK
Yelloway 7074DK, an AEC Reliance 4U3RA built in 1964 with Harrington Cavalier C45F bodywork. This coach was withdrawn in 1974 and is seen here at Newcastle-under-Lyme on a run to Southsea.
Photo taken June 1969, Newcastle-under-Lyme
647. 7156ET
Primrose Valley Coaches of Filey 7156ET, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1964 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1976, Primrose Valley Depot near Filey
648. 82BRU
Charlie's Cars 82BRU, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Duple Northern C51F body of 1964.
Photo taken 1973, Battersea Wharf
649. 91HLW
91HLW seen here taking part in the 10th British Coach Rally at Brighton was an A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C34C body new in March 1964 to Glenton, London S.E.14. The space between the leading edge of the door and the seat in front of it was occupied by a hanging wardrobe which stretched from the bottom edge of the window line going below the floor level.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1964, Madeira Drive, Brighton
650. 983VRR
Bedlington & District Coaches, Ashington, 983VRR, an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1964 with Harrington Grenadier C51F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1975, Guisborough
651. AAD250B
Black & White 250, AAD250B, seen at Victoria Coach Station was an A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance with a Harrington Grenadier C41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1971, London Victoria Coach Station
652. ABO145B
Ex Western Welsh 145, ABO145B, an AEC Reliance with Harrington C36F body, new in February 1964, caught arriving at the rally site.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Alton
653. ABO145B
Preserved ex Western Welsh 145, ABO145B, is an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Harrington Grenadier C36F coachwork.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2011, Marine Parade, Worthing
654. ACB195B
Ribblesdale, Blackburn 34, ACB195B, seen in Hapton, between Blackburn and Burnley, was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C44F body.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Hapton
655. AEX84B
Great Yarmouth 84, AEX84B, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Pennine Coachcraft B39F body, one of a batch of six new in 1964. The first bus in the batch was exhibited at the Commercial Motor Show that year.
Photo taken Thursday 10 June 1965, Bridge Road, Great Yarmouth
656. AEX85B
Lowestoft Corporation 6, AEX85B, AEC Reliance / Pennine Coachcraft B39F, new in November 1964 to Great Yarmouth Corporation as their number 85.
Photo taken September 1972, Lowestoft
657. AFJ77B
King Harry (Falmouth Coaches) AFJ77B ("Harry") is an AEC Reliance with a 7'6" Harrington Cavalier C41F body, bought by Greenslades of Exeter in 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 18 February 2001, Falmouth
658. AFJ86B
Preserved Greenslades Tours of Exeter AFJ86B, a 1964 AEC Reliance 2MU4RA with a hybrid Harrington Cavalier 315 body fitted with a Grenadier front lower panel
Photo taken 1998, Halifax
659. AFN491B
Seen here in Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh is Thomas, West Ewell AFN491B which was one of twelve A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliances new to East Kent in May/June 1964 with Duple Commander C34F bodies.
Photo taken Sunday 9 July 1978, Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh
660. AFN496B
Ebdon, Sidcup AFN496B was one of twelve A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliances new to East Kent in May/June 1964 with Duple Commander C34F bodies. This one was numbered 8496 in May 1977 when fleet numbers were allocated. Sold to Ensign (dealer), Grays in May 1978 it passed to Ebdon in the same month. It was seen in Butterwick at Hammersmith whilst working a rail replacement service for London Transport.
Photo taken Sunday 4 February 1979, Butterwick, Hammersmith
661. AFN499B
Thomas, West Ewell AFN499B was the last of twelve A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliances new to East Kent in May/June 1964 with Duple Commander C34F bodies. This one was numbered 8499 in May 1977 when fleet numbers were allocated.
Photo taken Sunday 9 July 1978, Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh
662. AFN596B
JDW AEC Reliance / Park Royal AFN596B, ex East Kent.
Photo taken June 1978, Old Cattle Market, Ipswich
663. AFN598B
Berresford purchased a selection of vehicles from East Kent between 1977 and 1979. One of these was AFN598B and AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Park Royal C49F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1981, Berresfords Depot, Cheddleton
664. AFS60B
Eastern Scottish B60, AFS60B, a 1964 AEC Reliance with Alexander coach body.
Photo taken Edinburgh
665. AFS66B
Scottish Omnibus subsidiary, Stark's of Dunbar, ZB66S, AFS66B, an AEC Reliance 4MU3RA built in 1964 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
666. AGE546B
Macbrayne 195, AGE546B, one of three AEC Reliances with Duple Commander C43F bodies delivered in 1964 and seen at the Glasgow terminal.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1970, MacBrayne Glasgow Terminal
667. ALD27B
Birch Bros K27, ALD27B, one of five AEC 2MU4RA Reliances new in 1964 with Harrington Grenadier C41F bodies. It is seen here outside the Lancashire United garage at Atherton whilst on an enthusiast weekend visit to Lancashire operators.
Photo taken Sunday 10 September 1967, Atherton
668. AMR135B
Swindon 135, AMR135B, unlike sister 134, survived to receive Thamesdown livery and is seen at the depot in company with 141, JMW541F, an unusual Pennine-bodied Leyland Leopard.
Photo taken Thamesdown Transport Depot, Barnfield Road, Swindon
669. ANL806B
We Northeasterners can home it on an exile miles away, even if it means ignoring the charms of a sunny Harrington coach adjacent. ANL806B was a AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Plaxton Panorama C41F new in February 1964 as Armstrong, Westerhope 136, the first of three.
Photo taken Sunday 16 May 1971, Humberstone Gate, Leicester
670. APA46B
Barton 1141, APA46B, was acquired in 1969 from Safeguard, Guildford and was a Willowbrook B53F bodied AEC 2U3RA Reliance new in January 1964. It is seen at Barton's Ilkeston garage.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 1971, Ilkeston Garage
671. AUP584B
United AS 1158, AUP584B, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1964 with Plaxton Panorama C45F bodywork, new to Shaw Bros of Byers Green.
Photo taken July 1975, Redcar Racecourse
672. AVE555B
Premier Travel 85UME and AVE555B await departure from King’s Cross Coach Station, Pentonville Road on the last evening of use of this coach station. They are AEC Reliances with Burlingham and Alexander bodies.
Photo taken Sunday 31 October 1965, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
673. AWA346B
Sheffield United 346, AWA346B, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA built in 1964 with Plaxton Panorama C44F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Harrogate Bus Station
674. AWJ689B
Chesterfield Corporation 33, DNU33C, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Neepsend B42D body, new in 1965 and 16, AWJ689B, a Reliance 4U3RA with Plaxton Panorama C49F body, new to Littlewoods of Sheffield in 1964.
Photo taken 1973, Stonegravels Garage, Chesterfield
675. AWT293B
Gillard, Normanton bought two A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliances with Plaxton Embassy C41C bodies in 1964 and AWT293B, the second of them, is seen here reversing to park in William Street coachpark at Scarborough.
Photo taken Sunday 18 April 1965, Scarborough
676. AWT293B
New to Gillard, Normanton, AWT293B, an A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance with a Plaxton Embassy C41C body is seen at Wembley with Tappin, Wallingford.
Photo taken Saturday 1 June 1974, Wembley Stadium
677. BCX485B
Hanson 382, BCX485B, was a Hanson rebuild of an earlier AEC Reliance (JCX753, number 336, which had a Plaxton C41C body when new in 1954), fitted with a Roe B41F body and is seen here in Huddersfield.
Photo taken Friday 16 April 1965, Upperhead Row Bus Station, Huddersfield
678. BCX485B
Two Huddersfield Corporation vehicles acquired with their takeover of Hanson's stage services in 1969, 69, VVH349 and 82, BCX485B.
Photo taken Manchester Street Bus Park, Huddersfield
679. BPT285B
Northern General 2285, BPT285B, an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1964 with Marshall B53F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1969, Bus Station, Sunderland
680. BPT294B
Northern General 2294, BPT294B, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA built in 1964 with Marshall B53F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1971, North Burns, Chester-le-Street
681. BTU200B
BTU200B was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance fitted with THE Duple Astrocoach body in C51F form, new in April 1964 to Roberts, Crewe. In July 1964 it passed to Monks, Leigh as seen in this view.
682. BXA436B
Alexander (Fife) BXA436B, new in May 1964, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with an Alexander C41F body and carried fleet number FAC40.
Photo taken Wednesday 12 August 1964, Kircaldy Depot
683. BXA436B
Alexander (Fife) FAC40, BXA436B, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1964 with Alexander Y C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Esplanade, Kirkcaldy
684. CGA586B
Highland Omnibuses BA18, CGA586B, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Willowbrook B53F bodywork, new in July 1964 to David MacBrayne as their 198. It was acquired by Highland in 1970 and withdrawn by them in 1978.
Photo taken c. 1973, Fort William Pier
685. CUP760B
Bond Bros., Willington CUP760B, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Highway body.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1971, Front Street, Lane Ends, near Hunwick
686. DJW278C
DJW278C was a Strachan DP49F bodied AEC 2U3RA Reliance in the W.R. & P. Bingley fleet of United Services and is seen in Wakefield Bus Station.
Photo taken Wednesday 16 April 1969, Wakefield Bus Station
687. DTE722B
Dunning of Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, DTE722B, an AEC Reliance 4MU3RA built in 1964 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Great Ayton
688. EMP810B
Bloomfield, London S.E.5 ran EMP810B in the Worldwide fleet and the AEC 2MU4RA Reliance with Plaxton Panorama C37F body is seen taking part in the 1965 British Coach Rally at Brighton.
Photo taken Sunday 25 April 1965, Brighton
689. EMP810B
New in 1964 to Bloomfield (Worldwide), London S.E.5 with a Plaxton Panorama C37F body, EMP810B an AEC 2MU4RA Reliance was rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama I C41F body in 1967 and is seen here at Gilwell Park with James, Liverpool.
Photo taken Saturday 1 July 1972, Gilwell Park
690. EUG890D
Wallace Arnold from the left - RUB360 & RUB367G, Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R's with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F bodies, new 1969. EUG895D & EUG890D, AEC Reliance 2U3RA's with Plaxton Panorama C49C bodies, new 1966.
Photo taken Wallace Arnold Depot and Coach Terminal, Gelderd Road, Leeds.
691. GMV514B
Crump, Pinner GMV514B was a Harrington Cavalier 315 C41F bodied A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance new to him in July 1964 and was seen in Station Road, Chingford on its way to the Cub & Scout Jamboree at Gilwell Park, Epping Forest.
Photo taken Saturday 7 July 1973, Station Road, Chingford
692. HMK144B
Sapphire, London W.C.2 operated this Plaxton C39F bodied 36' AEC Reliance new in 1964. HMK144B, seen at The Strand Palace Hotel in London was in use as the 1964 Miss World coach.
Photo taken Saturday 7 November 1964, The Strand Palace Hotel, London Exeter Street
693. J16590
Mascot Motors, St. Helier, 2, J16590, was an A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance with a 7' 6" wide Harrington Cavalier C41F body having a Grenadier lower front panel, fitted from new, seen in Gloucester Street, St. Helier.
Photo taken Thursday 26 April 1979, Gloucester Street, St. Helier
694. J16841
Mascot Motors, St. Helier, 8, J16841, was an A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance with a 7' 6" wide Harrington Cavalier C41F body fitted, from new, with a Grenadier lower front panel.
Photo taken Sunday 29 April 1979, St. Brelades, Jersey
695. NGE172P
Nationwide (Whiteford) of Lanark NGE172P. This is not quite what it appears to be as it was rebuilt from AAG651B (new to B.O.A.C., Prestwick with Harrington C51F bodywork) and was an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1964.
Photo taken April 1985, Lanark
696. TCP899
Hebble 573 (formerly 73), TCP899, was an AEC Reliance with an Alexander C49F body dating from 1964. Sometime in the early 1970s it passed to City of Oxford/South Midland to become their 17.
Photo taken c.1966, King Street, Leeds
697. TCP900
TCP900 shows evidence of being with the Hebble fleet before being purchased by Silver Service, Darley Dale. This 1964 example of an early "Y type" looks rather "Bald " without the more familiar destination layout in subsequent deliveries.
Photo taken Friday 20 April 1973, Matlock Bus Station
698. TCP901
Primrose Valley TCP901, an AEC Reliance 590 2U3RA built in 1964 with Marshall B51F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1976, Primrose Valley Depot
699. TCP902
Black Prince originally used a green livery as exemplified by this shot of TCP902, a Marshall bodied AEC Reliance that had been new to Hebble as their 107 in 1964. It came to Black Prince from Yorkshire Woollen in 1975 and was sold to Irvine of Law in Scotland one year later
Photo taken Wednesday 30 June 1976, Lower Wortley, Leeds
700. AEH138C
Potteries MT SL1038, AEH138C, an A E C Reliance 590 2U3RA built in 1965 with Weymann DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1968, Hanley Bus Station
701. AEH142C
Potteries C1042, AEH142C, seen at Stoke, was an A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body, one of four new in April 1965. This had only half depth stainless steel trim under the windscreen and first side window.
Photo taken Sunday 20 June 1971, Stoke Garage
702. AJO616C
The first of four A.E.C. 4MU3RA Reliances with Weymann DP49F bodies and new as City of Oxford 616, AJO616C is seen in Gloucester Green Bus Station in Oxford.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
703. ANW710C
Leeds City Transport purchased a solitary AEC Reliance in 1965 and had it fitted with a neat Roe coach body that bore a strong resemblence to the AEC Reliances with Roe bodywork delivered in 1962 & 1964. 10, ANW710C, was used a private hire vehicle and was never used in regular passenger service.
Photo taken 1994, Halifax
704. ANW710C
Leeds City Transport 10, ANW710C, was an AEC Reliance with a Roe C37F body, built in 1965. This was the first coach to be owned by LCT.
Photo taken 1966, Talbot Square, Blackpool
705. BCN503C
Northern General 2503, BCN503C, an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1965 with Weymann DP49F bodywork, taken in Bishop Auckland before running to Newcastle Marlborough Crescent on route 56.
Photo taken July 1968, Bishop Auckland Market Place
706. BCT899C
BCT899C was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C43F body which entered service with Wing, Sleaford in March 1965 as number 17, but the chassis had been new in 1959, registered WLY 497, with a Duple C34C body with Global, London W.1. who withdrew it in 1962 after an accident. It was seen in Station Road, Chingford on its way to the Cub & Scout Jamboree at Gilwell Park, Epping Forest
Photo taken Saturday 7 July 1973, Station Road, Chingford
707. BEF346C
Handley, Middleham BEF346C seen at William Street Coach Park, Scarborough was an AEC 2U3RA Reliance with Plaxton Panorama C49F body new to Bee Line, West Hartlepool.
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1972, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
708. BJX131C
Hebble 131, BJX131C, an A E C Reliance 2MU4RA built in 1965 with Park Royal DP39F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1970, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
709. BJX132C
Caelloi Motors BJX132C a 1965 AEC Reliance/Park Royal DP39F, originally Hebble 132.
Photo taken Wednesday 24 August 1977, Pwllheli Bus Station (Maes)
710. BKT816C
Ebdon, Sidcup BKT816C was one of twenty A.E.C 2U3RA Reliances with Weymann DP49F bodies new to Maidstone & District between January and March 1965. Numbered SC53 it became 2553 in January 1968 and was withdrawn in 1978, passing to Ensign (dealer), Grays in December and to Ebdon the same month. It later passed to Ladybird Majorettes, Gillingham in August 1980. It was seen in Butterwick at Hammersmith whilst working a rail replacement service for London Transport.
Photo taken Sunday 4 February 1979, Butterwick, Hammersmith
711. BKT817C
Maidstone and District SC54, BKT817C, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Weymann DP49F body new in early 1965
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
712. BKT821C
Former Maidstone and District S6, BKT821C, an AEC Reliance with Marshall B53F body, new in March 1965
Photo taken Sunday 16 July 2006, Alton
713. BKT825C
Maidstone & District S10, BKT825C, a 1965 AEC Reliance 2U3RA with a Marshall B53F body, is seen here next to Southdown 181, KCD181F, a 1967 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Marshall B45F bodywork.
Photo taken 1967, Pool Valley Bus Station, Brighton
714. BKT828C
Maidstone and District S13, BKT828C, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Marshall B53F body, new in 1965
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
715. BOF854C
About to exit from King’s Cross Coach Station into Caledonia Street is Premier Travel 220, BOF854C, newly acquired from Bowen, Birmingham and still in Bowen’s livery. It was a Harrington Grenadier C51F bodied AEC 2U3RA Reliance.
Photo taken Tuesday 21 March 1972, Caledonia Street Coach Station, London Kings Cross
716. BOF854C
Premier Travel BOF854C at King’s Cross Coach Station, Caledonia Street now carrying fleet number 220 after being painted in full livery. It was a Harrington Grenadier C51F bodied AEC 2U3RA Reliance acquired earlier in the year from Bowen, Birmingham.
Photo taken Sunday 10 September 1972, Caledonia Street Coach Station, London Kings Cross
717. BOF857C
Forest Greyhound Grenadier BOF857C resting after running to Weston-super-Mare, one of 6 Harrington Grenadier bodied AEC Reliances (3 long and 3 shorter like this one) new to Bowen, Birmingham in March 1965, serving until 1971/72. This one passed to Percy Grindle of Cinderford, who traded as Forest Greyhound to distinguish his business (set up in 1927) from that of his father (H.R.Grindle) who had started with horse-drawn carriages. H.R.Grindle was later joined by Percy's brother Roy. BOF857C was in the fleet from March 1972 until August 1974, passing then to Nadder Valley, Tisbury.
Photo taken Summer 1973, Locking Road Coach Park, Weston-super-Mare
718. BOF857C
Nadder Valley Tisbury BOF857C - a rear end and a half for you. By the summer of 1977 BOF857C was now with Nadder Valley and christened 'Southern Grenadier'. It was sandwiched between two Viceroys - the one to the right an ex Whittle one, then with Hills of Tredegar.
Photo taken Summer 1976, Lodmoor Coach Park, Weymouth
719. BOF857C
Eynon, Trimsaran BOF857C a 1965 AEC Reliance 2MU4RA with Harrington C41F body originally with Bowen of Birmingham.
Photo taken Friday 10 July 1981, Trimsaran, Eynon's depot
720. BOF857C
This photo taken at the 11th British Coach Rally in 1965 shows AEC Reliance/Harrington Grenadier C41F BOF857C delivered to L F Bowen of Birmingham the previous month.
Photo taken Sunday 25 April 1965, Madeira Drive, Brighton
721. BSD363C
Dodds of Troon No. 5, BSD363C, a 1965 AEC Reliance with Marshall body used as part of the AA Services partnership.
Photo taken Sunday 23 June 1968, Dodds' Depot, Troon
722. BVO7C
Premier Travel BVO7C, AEC Reliance / Harrington C51F, new in July 1965 to Barton.
Photo taken July 1975, Colchester Bus Station
723. CBK511C
Suir Valley Services, Fiddown, Eire, WIP449, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1965 with Plaxton Panorama II C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Fiddown
724. CDK856C
Yelloway, Rochdale CDK856C was one of the last batch of Harrington bodied vehicles bought by Yelloway (CDK853-858C). It was an AEC 4U3RA Reliance with Harrington Cavalier 36 body with fixed windows and forced ventilation new in June 1965 and is seen here at the Yelloway Coach Station in Blackpool.
Photo taken Sunday 16 April 1972, Bloomfield Road parking, Blackpool
725. CDK856C
Yelloway, Rochdale CDK856C was an A.E.C. 4U3RA Reliance with a Harrington Cavalier C45F body, one of six new in June 1965, and is seen approaching the Coach Station in Cheltenham.
Photo taken Saturday 7 August 1971, Cheltenham Coach Station
726. CDK857C
Yelloway CDK857C, an AEC 4U3RA Reliance with Harrington Cavalier C45F body prepares to leave King’s Cross Coach Station, Pentonville Road on the last Yelloway departure before closure of the coach station.
Photo taken Sunday 31 October 1965, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
727. CDK857C
Yelloway CDK857C seen at King’s Cross Coach Station looking in from the exit gate in Caledonia Street. This was an AEC 4U3RA Reliance with a Harrington Cavalier C45F body.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 1966, Caledonia Street Coach Station, London Kings Cross
728. CEW610C
Preparing to leave King’s Cross Coach Station, Pentonville Road is CEW610C an AEC 2U3RA Reliance with Duple Northern Commander C51F body of Whippet, Hilton. This was the last departure from the coach station before its closure.
Photo taken Sunday 31 October 1965, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
729. CRD152C
Former Reading Corporation 52, CRD152C, an AEC Reliance with Neepsend (an East Lancs subsiduary) dual entrance body, new in 1965
Photo taken Sunday 3 April 2005, Wisley Aerodrome
730. CTT23C
One of the buses in service at the Coventry running day was CTT23C, an AEC Reliance with Park Royal B39F body which entered service with Devon General as their number 23 in 1965.
Photo taken Monday 2 January 2017, Coventry City Centre
731. CUW559C
CUW559C, an A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance of Timpson, London S.E.6, one of four new in March 1965 with Harrington Grenadier C41F bodies, is seen on Ebury Bridge near Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 25 March 1972, Ebury Bridge, London
732. CUW561C
Driver Bill Warwick at the wheel of 'his coach'. Bourne & Balmer, Croydon CUW561C, new in July 1965, was one of two AEC 2MU4RA Reliances with Harrington Grenadier C41F bodies in this fleet, the remainder of the batch of six being with the parent company, Timpsons, Catford.
Photo taken Saturday 11 September 1965, Ribble Garage, Burnley
733. CUW562C
Bourne and Balmer, Croydon CUW562C, an A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance with a Harrington Grenadier C41F body seen in Henley on Thames whilst on an Omnibus Touring Circle visit to operators in the area. Although taken over by Timpson, London S.E.6 in 1953 Bourne and Balmer coaches continued to carry their livery of grey with two shades of green used for the trim, including additions to the fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Station Road, Henley-on-Thames
734. CUW562C
Bourne & Balmer, Croydon CUW562C, an A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance with a Harrington Grenadier C41F body, is seen at the garage of House, Watlington.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Watlington
735. CUW564C
CUW564C was an A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Commander C41F body which Timpson, London S.E.6 had repainted into the white and purple livery, adopted in 1972. It is seen here in Semley Place turning into Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1973, Semley Place entrance, London Victoria Coach Station
736. DBO150C
Western Welsh put six Plaxton Panorama C36F bodied A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliances into service in 1965, numbered 150-155. These were reseated to C38F in 1965/6 and to C40F in 1966/7 and 150, DBO150C is seen here later in its life in C40F form. Renumbered from 150 to UD165 in August 1974 and then to UD4565 in October 1975 it was withdrawn in 1977 and passed to Ensign (dealer), Grays in January 1978. It then moved to Weaver, Tredegar in September 1978 and to Thomas (dealer), West Ewell in June 1979. Thomas exported it to Sri Lanka in November 1979 and it is seen here at Ratmalana with A. P. Enterprises registered 29Sri1762 leaving a filling station where it had been refuelled.
Photo taken Monday 25 January 1982, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka
737. DBO151C
Western Welsh put six Plaxton Panorama C36F bodied A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliances into service in 1965, numbered 150-155. These were the first coaches delivered in the blue and ivory livery and 151, DBO151C is seen here at Weston-super-Mare with Caetano bodied Ford R226 XOH73J of Bowen (Gliderways), Birmingham in the background.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 July 1971, Weston-super-Mare
738. DBU488C
Bere Regis & District, Dorchester, DBU488C, an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1965 with Plaxton Panorama C51F bodywork. Once a familiar sight in the SW but now just a memory. This coach was 18 years old but still looked in fine condition.
Photo taken October 1983, East Street, Blandford ??
739. DDJ214C
St Helens Corporation 214, DDJ214C, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1965 with Marshall B45F body
Photo taken 1965, Jackson Street Garage, St Helens
740. DJG620C
Twenty-six A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliances with Park Royal C49F bodies were delivered to East Kent between March and June 1965. Numbered 8620 in May 1977, DJG620C was withdrawn later in the year and passed to Ebdon, Sidcup in June 1978. It was seen in Butterwick at Hammersmith whilst working a rail replacement service for London Transport.
Photo taken Sunday 4 February 1979, Butterwick, Hammersmith
741. DJG628C
Ex-East Kent AEC Reliance/Park Royal DJG629C at Brentwood station on the route to Collier Row.
Photo taken Brentwood Station
742. DJG629C
Ex-East Kent AEC Reliance/Park Royal DJG629C as Bordabus BA3 at (probably) Collier Row, on the service to Brentwood via Harold Hill.
Photo taken Collier Row
743. DLO93C
Glenton Tours, London S.E.14 specified centre entrance bodies for many years and DLO93C seen here was an A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C34C body, one of three new in April 1965. It is seen here at Gilwell Park with Warren, Ticehurst to whom it passed in October 1971. It seems to have acquired a Panorama I badge from a later model.
Photo taken Saturday 1 July 1972, Gilwell Park
744. DNU39C
Chesterfield 39, DNU39C, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1965 with Neepsend B42D bodywork.
Photo taken April 1979, Saltergate, Chesterfield
745. DNU41C
Chesterfield 41, DNU41C, a Neepsend B42D bodied AEC Reliance seen in Chesterfield.
Photo taken Friday 14 April 1972, Beetwell Street, Chesterfield
746. DRP87C
Jeffs of Helmdon near Brackley DRP87C, AEC Reliance / Duple Continental, on hire to United Counties.
Photo taken August 1973, Great Yarmouth Coach Park
747. DXC641C
Boddy, Bridlington transferred the body, seen here on DXC641C, from his rebodied Royal Tiger NYA377 in May 1968 when the AEC was acquired. DXC641C, an AEC Reliance 470 2MU4RA, started life with a Duple Commander C41F body with Ardenvale, Knowle.
Photo taken Saturday 13 May 1972, Wembley Stadium
748. DXD42C
Green Bus Company, Rugeley 26, DXD42C, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Derwent B61F body, new to Hillside of Luton.
Photo taken late 1970, Rugeley Garage
749. ECX887C
Hanson, Huddersfield 390, ECX887C, an AEC/Hanson Reliance rebuild with Roe B41F body. Originally KVH363, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with a Plaxton Venturer III C41C body, new to the Hanson subsidiary Bottomley's Tours in 1956, it was absorbed into the main fleet in 1962. In 1965 the body was scrapped, the chassis rebuilt by Hanson's and the new Roe bus body fitted, then becoming 390. Passing to Huddersfield Corporation as 90 in 1969 on takeover of Hanson's stage services, it survived into WYPTE ownership as 4090.
Photo taken March 1966
750. EDF390C
Beavis, Bussage EDF390C an AEC Reliance/Harrington Grenadier C51F new to them in July 1965 is parked in Locking Road Coach Park Weston-super-Mare in around 1974. It as sold to Bennett's Gloucester in 6/79, moving on to Blue Anchor (also of Gloucester) 9/80.
Photo taken Summer 1974, Locking Road Coach Park, Weston-super-Mare
751. EUS10C
Seen in Barrhead is the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society's Alexander C49F bodied A.E.C. 4MU3RA Reliance EUS10C, carrying the 'Majestic' fleetname and displaying an Albion badge on the grille.
Photo taken Monday 3 August 1970, Barrhead
752. EYS63C
Highland Omnibuses B62, EYS63C, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Northern C43F bodywork, new to David MacBrayne in June 1965 as their 202. It was acquired by Highland in 1970 and withdrawn by them in 1979
Photo taken c. 1973, Fort William Bus Station
753. FKL121D
Ebdon, Sidcup FKL121D was the first of fifteen A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliances with Harrington Grenadier 36 C47F bodies delivered in 1965 to Maidstone & District and stored until the spring of 1966 when they were registered and licensed.
Photo taken Sunday 4 February 1979, Butterwick, Hammersmith
754. FKL129D
Ebdon, Sidcup FKL129D was one of fifteen A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliances with Harrington Grenadier 36 C47F bodies delivered to Maidstone & District in 1965 and stored until the spring of 1966 when they were registered and licensed. Initially numbered C66 it was renumbered 4166 in January 1968 and after withdrawal in 1978 passed to Ensign (dealer), Grays in April and then to Ebdon in June 1978.
Photo taken Sunday 4 February 1979, Butterwick, Hammersmith
755. FUP272C
Barton 1129, FUP272C, was a shrewd 1969 acquisition from Stanhope Motor Services. New in 1965, the Willowbrook DP49F bodied AEC 2U3RA Reliance was still in its former owner’s livery when photographed in Morecambe a year after acquisition.
Photo taken Saturday 8 August 1970, Morecambe
756. HLK811C
Thomas, West Ewell HLK811C, an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance new in 1965 as a non-P.S.V., the chassis of which was acquired by Thomas from Seeboard, Eastbourne and re-bodied with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C53F body in June 1975.
Photo taken Saturday 19 August 1978, Southampton Row, London
757. HPT553C
Gillett Bros HPT553C was an AEC Reliance with a Plaxton B55F body from 1965.
Photo taken circa 1972, Hartlepool Bus Station
758. HPT553C
Gillet Brothers of Quarrington Hill were keen AEC users. In 1965 they bought a pair of AEC Reliances with Plaxton body. HPT553C is seen here in a wet West Hartlepool bus station.
Photo taken 1972, Hartlepool Bus Station
759. JUP190C
Bond Bros of Willington 53, JUP190C, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1965 with Plaxton Highway B47F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
760. KPT875C
  Seen in Spennymoor is United Automobile Co., Darlington 4002, KPT875C, which was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Highway B55F body, acquired with the business of Wilkinson, Sedgefield.
Photo taken Thursday 20 April 1972, Spennymoor
761. KUD313D
Seen at Epsom on the occasion of a Derby meeting is Spiers, Henley AEC Reliance KUD313D with a Plaxton Panorama I C51F body. It had been new to Straw, Leicester in April 1965 as DBC1C with a Plaxton Panorama C49F body but was involved in a serious accident and was rebodied before entering service in March 1968 for Spiers.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 May 1968, Epsom Racecourse
762. KUP100C
Shaw Brothers, Byers Green, KUP100C, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1965 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, Byers Green Depot
763. LPU613C
Harris Coaches LPU613C, an AEC Reliance / Harrington C43F, new in 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 27 April 1975, Harris' Garage, Grays
764. LPU613C
Another picture of Frank Harris Coaches LPU613C, a 1965 AEC Reliance with a Harrington C43F body, taken at the 12th British Coach Rally in April 1966.
Photo taken Sunday 24 April 1966, Madeira Drive, Brighton
765. MIP68
Suir Valley Services, Fiddown, MIP68 A E C Reliance 2MU4RA built in 1965 with Faulkner B45F bodywork. Faulkner were a Fiddown(?) based company very close to the Suir Valley base, so this is what you got when you asked the chap next door to build you a bus.
Photo taken July 1975, Waterford Waterfront
766. MMX104C
Venture, Harrow MMX104C was an AEC 2U3RA Reliance with a Harrington Cavalier 36 C45F body fitted with a Grenadier windscreen and roof dome and also a Grenadier lower front panel. It was visiting Epsom Downs for the Derby when photographed.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 June 1972, Epsom Downs
767. MMX104C
Often reported incorrectly as being a Harrington Grenadier 36, the body on A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance MMX104C of Venture, Harrow, new in June 1965 to Valliant, was a C45F Cavalier 36 with a Grenadier front lower panel and a Grenadier roof dome and windscreen. The Grenadier body had fixed windows with forced ventilation and one less side window than the Cavalier.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 June 1972, Epsom Downs
768. CTS130D
Tayside Regional Council 30, CTS130D, an A E C Reliance 2U2RA built in 1966 with Alexander Y B53F bodywork. New as Dundee Corporation 130 and sporting unusual blind treatment for a Y type.
Photo taken July 1977, Panmure Street
769. CUW565C
Seen in the off-white and red livery adopted by Timpson, London S.E.6 in 1966 is CUW565C, an A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance with a Duple Northern Commander C41F body which was one of four new in June 1965.
770. DFC601D
Seen at Victoria Coach Station was City of Oxford 1, originally 601, DFC601D, an A.E.C. 6MU3R Reliance with a Duple Northern Commander II C45F body adapted for one man operation.
Photo taken Saturday 18 May 1974, Victoria Coach Station, London
771. DJX18D
Yorkshire Woollen District 518, DJX18D, an A E C Reliance 2MU4RA built in 1966 with Duple Commander II C41F bodywork. New as Hebble 18 and renumbered 518 in 1970 and finally becoming 26 in November 1971. This may still have been in Hebble ownership when photographed.
Photo taken September 1971, Dewsbury Bus Station
772. DJX76D
Hebble DJX76D, an AEC Reliance with Alexander C47F of 1966 delivery, fleet number 576, but originally 76.
Photo taken c. 1971, Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax
773. ECP949D
West Yorkshire P.T.E. (Calderdale) 249, ECP949D, an A.E.C. 6MU3R Reliance with a Pennine B39F body seen at speed in Luddenden, taken from the car window after a hasty stop, ten days after the formation of the P.T.E. This was one of the buses repainted in a green and buttermilk livery with the fleetname on an orange background designed by Geoffrey Hilditch before the adoption of the Verona Green and Buttermilk for the whole of the P.T.E. fleet.
Photo taken Wednesday 10 April 1974, Luddenden
774. ECP953D
Halifax bought a batch of small AEC Reliances with Pennine bodywork in 1966 to replace the ill starred Weymann bodied Albion Nimbuses. 253, ECP953D, is seen in PTE livery carrying its PTE number 3253 in 1977.
Photo taken Tuesday 15 March 1977, parking adjacent to Crossfield Bus Station
775. ECP953D
Halifax J.O.C. 253, ECP953D, an AEC Reliance 6MU3R with Pennine B39F body, new in 1966.
Photo taken February 1969, Shibden Terminus, Paddock Road/Blake Hill End
776. ECP955D
Pennine B39F bodywork was carried by this shortened AEC 6MU3R Reliance seen in Todmorden. ECP955D was number 255 in the Calderdale fleet and was 28 feet long.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Bus Starting Centre, Todmorden
777. EOD26D
On hire to Royal Blue, and seen in Victoria Coach Station, was Devon General (Grey Cars) EOD26D, an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Harrington Grenadier C49F body equipped with top sliding ventilators instead of the normal fixed windows and forced ventilation which was standard on the Grenadier.
Photo taken Saturday 3 July 1971, Victoria Coach Station, London
778. EUG899D
Wallace Arnold EUG899D was one of the 1966 intake of AEC Reliances with a Plaxton C49C body.
Photo taken 1967, at the new Gelderd Road Depot, Leeds
779. EUG902D
Wallace Arnold EUG902D, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1966 with Plaxton Embassy C41C bodywork. This had been new to Feather Bros of Bradford and was one of only a few of this body type built.
Photo taken May 1974, Redcar Racecourse
780. EUG985D
Seen whllst taking part in the British Coach Rally at Brighton is Wallace Arnold, Leeds EUG895D, a Plaxton Embassy C49C bodied A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance. This view shows the continental entrance steps which could be fitted to coaches for use abroad. Driver Eric Patrickson is relaxing in the offside seat after taking part in the finals of the driving tests.
Photo taken Sunday 24 April 1966, Madeira Drive, Brighton
781. EWD161D
Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 161, EWS161D, a Alexander C49F bodied AEC 2U3RA Reliance seen in Airdrie. It was one of two (EWS160/1D) delivered new to the Baxter fleet in December 1966 and was the last AEC Reliance delivered to Scottish Omnibuses.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1970, Airdrie
782. EWS118D
Highland Omnibuses BA29, EWS118D, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Alexander C49F bodywork which was new to SOL (Eastern Scottish) in May 1966 as their ZB118; it was one of six acquired by Highland in 1973. It is seen at Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye.
Photo taken c. 1973, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
783. EWS122D
Highland Omnibuses BA2, EWS122D, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Alexander C49F bodywork, stands on the spare ground between the depot and the railway station at Wick.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Outside Wick Depot/Bus Station
784. EWS132D
Eastern Scottish ZB132E, EWS132D, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Alexander C49F bodywork, new in November 1966, in the entrance to the depot-cum-bus station at Kelso.
Photo taken c. 1973, Kelso Depot
785. EWS140D
In 1969 Highland Omnibuses took sixteen AEC Reliance 2U3RAs with Alexander C49F bodywork transferred from Scottish Omnibuses. BA16, EWS140D, had previously been numbered ZB140 by SOL and had been new in November 1966. The batch survived with Highland until the early 80s.
Photo taken c.1969, Dingwall Station
786. EWS149D
The northbound Blackpool to Edinburgh express service took its lunchbreak in Keswick Bus Station, where Eastern Scottish ZB149A, EWS149D, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Alexander C49F bodywork is seen. It had been new in December 1966.
Photo taken 1969, Keswick Bus Station
787. EXJ66D
Seen picking it way cautiously up the main street of the hill top village of Heptonstall is WYPTE 3266, EJX66D, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook 41 seat dual purpose bodywork, new to Halifax in late 1966.
Photo taken Saturday 14 September 1974, Heptonstall
788. FCE132D
Premier Travel of Cambridge 185, FCE132D, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Alexander Y-type C49F, new in 1966. Seen taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
789. FDK187D
Seen leaving William Street coachpark in Scarborough in the early evening on its way back to Rochdale was the rarity in the Ellen Smith fleet. FDK187D was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 August 1974, William Street coachpark, Scarborough
790. FDK187D
Ellen Smith, Rochdale FDK187D, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Panorama C41F body new in 1966.
Photo taken Sunday 13 February 1983, Ellen Smith's garage, Yorkshire Street, Rochdale
791. FDK415D
Yelloway FDK415D was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C45F body which was seen leaving Victoria Coach Station via the exit to Ebury Street which replaced the earlier one into Semley Place.
Photo taken Saturday 25 March 1967, London Victoria Coach Station
792. FDK417D
Yelloway FDK417D, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C45F bodywork.
Photo taken February 1969, Newcastle-under-Lyme
793. FFJ12D
Greenslades, Exeter, 460, FFJ12D, an A E C Reliance 2MU4RA built in 1966 with Harrington Grenadier C40F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1973, Market Place, Richmond
794. FFJ13D
Numerically the last body built by Harrington was this Grenadier fitted to FFJ13D of Greenslades, Exeter, seen here at Victoria Coach Station on hire to Royal Blue. It was a Grenadier 31' 10" C40F body on an A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance chassis and was new in April 1966.
Photo taken Monday 3 April 1972, Victoria Coach Station, London
795. FHO532D
Alder Valley 42, FHO532D, an AEC Reliance 4MU4RA with Weymann C49F body, new as Aldershot & District 532 in 1966.
Photo taken Summer 1973, Battersea Wharf, London
796. FKL125D
Maidstone & District C62, FKL125D, seen at Hawkhurst was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Harrington Grenadier 36 C47F body.
Photo taken Sunday 18 May 1969, Hawkhurst
797. FKL133D
Seen in Semley Place about to enter Victoria Coach Station is Maidstone & District 4170, FKL133D, an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Harrington Grenadier 36 C47F body.
Photo taken Sunday 29 July 1973, Semley Place, London
798. GDK325D
New to Rochdale in 1966 as their 25, GDK325D, this AEC Reliance had a 45 seat Willowbrook body. It is seen wearing PTE livery and numbered 6025 in central Rochdale.
Photo taken Wednesday 25 June 1975, The Esplanade, Rochdale
799. GJG641D
East Kent GJG641D was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Park Royal C49F body seen turning from Buckingham Palace Road into Semley Place as it approaches Victoria Coach Station in London.
Photo taken Monday 31 May 1971, Semley Place entrance, London Victoria Coach Station
800. HVA868D
Irvine (Golden Eagle), Salsburgh HVA868D was an AEC Reliance 2MU4RA with Marshall B45F body new in July 1966, seen leaving Airdrie Bus Station for its home village.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 May 1974, adjacent to Airdrie Bus Station
801. JJJ568D
A Timpson & Sons JJJ568D, an AEC Reliance with Duple Commander C41F body new in 1966. This was the first batch of coaches delivered new in the new BET off white and red livery
Photo taken Wednesday 13 July 1966, Bournemouth Coach Station
802. JJJ574D
The Races in this case are at Epsom and JJJ574D of Timpson, London S.E.6 is seen arriving at one of the parking areas on the Downs. This was one of four A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliances with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodies new in April 1966.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 June 1972, Epsom Downs
803. JTX233D
JTX233D one of six AEC Reliances with Willowbrook B41D bodies was new in 1966 as Aberdare 33 and was outside the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Aberdare UDC Garage
804. JYM98D
A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance JYM98D of Glenton, London S.E.14 had a Plaxton Panorama C36C body and is seen here in the central parking bay on Eccleston Bridge, waiting to pull on to the stand to load for a tour to Scotland. Although seating only 36 passengers it was to the full 36 foot length which would normally seat 49 or 51.
Photo taken Saturday 29 June 1974, Eccleston Bridge, London Victoria
805. KHM8D
British European Airways 8207, KHM8D, was the last of eight A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliances with Willowrook DP49F bodies new in July 1966 for the Executive Express service. They were operated by London Transport on B.E.A.'s behalf and were allocated fleet numbers EC1- EC8 by London Transport.
Photo taken Heathrow Airport
806. KWE371D
Sheffield United 371, KWE371D, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Bridlington
807. KWE374D
Sheffield United Tours 374, KWE374D, a 1966 AEC Reliance with Plaxton Panorama body. This coach is now preserved.
Photo taken 2004, Meadowhall, Sheffield
808. KWE374D
Sheffield United were purely a coach operator and never ran stage services and were one of the first operators to offer continental coach tours. For many years AEC was their chassis of choice. Seen here is 374, KWE374D, a 1966 AEC Reliance with Plaxton Panorama bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 2010, Chatsworth
809. LNS73P
Nationwide, Lanark, LNS73P was not quite what it appeared to be carrying a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C48F body from 1975/6. It had been new to World Wide, London SE5, and registered NRO151D, being an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1966 with Plaxton C47F bodywork and rebodied for them.
Photo taken April 1985, Lanark
810. LOY622D
Starr, North Anston bought his first Plaxton Panorama bodied Reliance, LOY622D, in 1966 and for new vehicles in 1967 (OLM483E) and in 1971 (JWT743J) specified the same style of body. All three are seen here on a visit to Bridlington.
Photo taken Tuesday 25 July 1978, Bridlington
811. LUP476D
United AS 1076, LUP476D, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C43F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Redcar Racecourse
812. LYL999D
Any erstwhile Omnibus Touring Circle members will recognise LYL999D as being the regular coach for early 1968 visits, in this case to Great Yarmouth. It was a 1966 AEC 2U3RA Reliance with Plaxton Panorama C51F body belonging to Hall, Hounslow who traded as Silverline Tours.
Photo taken Sunday 17 March 1968, Caister Road Garage, Great Yarmouth
813. MRO133D
Smiths of Reading MRO133D AEC Reliance, new in 1966
Photo taken 1975, Clarence Pier Coach Park, Southsea
814. MRO136D
Another shot of two ex-Portsmouth Corporation double deckers with a Bedford coach behind, and to the right, an ex Frames Tours AEC Reliance MRO136D. Taken 1972 at the Waterbeach yard of International Progressive Coachline of Cambridge.
Photo taken June 1972, IPC yard, Waterbeach
815. MRO136D
Ex Frames Tours AEC Reliance MRO136D after a wash, at International Progressive Coachline, Waterbeach, Cambs.
Photo taken June 1972, Waterbeach, Cambs
816. NUP417D
Primrose Coaches (R & M Bissett), Ryton, NUP417D, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork (UW 6-8-0).
Photo taken June 1974, Rectory Lane, Guisborough
817. OPT852D
Gillett Brothers, Quarrington Hill, OPT852D, an AEC Reliance 4MU3RA built in 1966 with Plaxton Highway DP51F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1970, Bishop Auckland Market Place
818. OUP325D
Anderson, Whitburn 12, OUP325D, was an AEC 2MU4RA Reliance with Plaxton Panorama C43F body new in 1966 and was caught on a visit to London in Hanover Square.
Photo taken Sunday 29 March 1970, Hanover Square, Mayfair
819. OUP650D
OK Motor Services OUP650D was an AEC Reliance 4MU3RA with Plaxton Highway DP51F bodywork which the photographer remembers with great fondness. New in June 1966, it was transferred to the associated fleet of E Howe (OKMS) at Spennymoor in June 1970.
Photo taken c.1968, Bishop Auckland, Market Place
820. PPT57D
Bond Bros., Willington 57, PPT57D, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Highway B47F body seen in Willington.
Photo taken Thursday 31 July 1969, Willington
821. FJX171E
Hebble 29, FJX171E, a Plaxton bodied AEC Reliance, and 17, JHD830, a Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopard, once operated by Yorkshire Woollen District, and both are on Yorkshire Pool services which used Barnsley as an interchange.
Photo taken June 1972, off Eldon Street, Barnsley
822. GSD461E
Dodds of Troon GSD461E, an AEC Reliance 6MU4R with Duple Northern C51F bodywork new in April 1967 which took part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally. It was withdrawn in October 1980 and passed to J J Morrow & Son (Boulevard Coaches) of Clydebank. It is pictured outside Alloway Parish Church in Ayrshire.
Photo taken early 1970s, Alloway, Ayrshire
823. GSD462E
Dodds of Troon GSD462E, an AEC Reliance 6MU4R with Plaxton C51F bodywork new in April 1967. It was withdrawn in September 1980 and passed to D Campbell of Clydebank in the November of that year. It was finally broken up for spares in 1983.
Photo taken early 1970s, Freeman's Place Car Park, Durham
824. HDK507E
Yelloway of Rochdale HDK507E, an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR with Plaxton Panorama I C45F body, new in 1967. Seen taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
825. HFV757E
Mountain Goat are welll known for their minibus services in the Lake District. In the early eighties they put a toe in the water of express services when they ran a short lived service to York via Harrogate. The coach used was HFV757E, a 1967 AEC Reliance with Plaxton bodywork that was new to Abbott of Blackpool. It is seen in Leeman Road, York at the outer end of the service.
Photo taken Thursday 25 September 1986, Leeman Road, York
826. J12186
Clarendon Coaches, St. Helier 3, J12186, was an A.E.C. 6MU3R Reliance with a 7' 6" wide Plaxton Embassy C41C body which had been new to Wallace Arnold (Devon) in March 1967 when it was registered JUA 316E.
Photo taken Wednesday 25 April 1979, Esplanade, St. Helier
827. J12202
Clarendon Coaches, St. Helier 1, J12202, was an A.E.C. 6MU3R Reliance with a 7' 6" wide Plaxton Embassy C41C body which had been new to Wallace Arnold subsidiary Waverley Tours, Paignton in March 1967 when it was registered JUA315E.
Photo taken Tuesday 24 April 1979, Weighbridge Place, St. Helier
828. JBO165E
JBO165E was Western Welsh 165 and was a Plaxton C38F bodied AEC Reliance new in 1967 seen here in Newport.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Newport
829. JKO671E
Seen at Wembley, JKO671E was an A.E.C. 6MU3R Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama I C41F body, fitted with top-sliding windows, which had been operated from new in March 1967 by Leroy Tours, Tunbridge Wells although registered to Anglo Continental Tours (Torquay) Ltd., Tenterden.
Photo taken Saturday 13 May 1972, Wembley
830. JKO674E
JKO674E was an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama I C45F body, fitted with top-sliding windows, which had been operated from new in March 1967 by Leroy Tours, Tunbridge Wells although registered to Anglo Continental Tours (Torquay) Ltd., Tenterden.
Photo taken Saturday 27 May 1972, Ebury Street, London Victoria
831. KRW608E
Smiths of Reading KRW608E AEC Reliance, new in 1967
Photo taken 1973, Clarence Pier Coach Park, Southsea
832. LCX34E
Hanson, Huddersfield 405, LCX34E, an AEC Reliance 6MU3R with Willowbrook B53F body, new in 1967. It passed to Huddersfield Corporation as their number 1 on takeover of Hanson's stage services in 1969, and into WYPTE ownership as 4001 in 1974. Withdrawn by 1980 it passed via Central Motor Auctions to T. Wigley, breaker, Carlton, in the April of that year.
Photo taken June 1968, Upperhead Row Bus Station, Huddersfield
833. LGG762E
A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance LGG762E, seen here in Barrhead carrying the 'Majestic' fleetname, had an Alexander C49F body and was part of the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society's coach fleet and carries "Co-operative" on the grille.
Photo taken Monday 3 August 1970, Barrhead
834. LGG762E
Former Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society AEC Reliance 2U3RA LGG762E with Alexander bodywork. By 1976 this vehicle was in service with Irvine's of Law.
Photo taken Tuesday 16 March 1976, Irvine's parking ground near Law
835. LJR749E
Hunter, Seaton Delaval LJR749E, an AEC 6MU4R Reliance with Plaxton Panorama I C43F body.
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 1969, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
836. LUS524E
David MacBrayne 150, LUS524E, a 1967 Willowbrook DP49F bodied AEC Reliance at Craignure Ferry Terminal on the Isle of Mull circa 2006. The preserved bus was visiting the island & recreating the days prior to 1972. 150 was transferred to Highland Omnibuses in 1970 & the Mull service & excursion licences went to Highland in 1972.
Photo taken 2006, Craignure Ferry Terminal Car Park, Mull
837. LUS524E
MacBrayne 150, LUS524E, a 1967 Willowbrook bodied AEC Reliance drops off passengers at Brough during the 2014 Kirkby Stephen rally. Although classed as a dual purpose vehicle, 150 has seats that do not have head rests but are more luxurious than the standard bus seat.
Photo taken Sunday 20 April 2014, Brough
838. MNW705F
Wallace Arnold MNW705F, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Plaxton Panorama I C51F body, new in1967.
Photo taken Wallace Arnold Depot and Coach Terminal, Gelderd Road, Leeds
839. NMX583E
DeSilva 29Sri1401 was an A.E.C. 6MU4R Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama I C41F body seen at Galle, new to Timpson, London S.E.6 in April 1967 and registered NMX583E.
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1982, Galle, Sri Lanka
840. NMX586E
A. Timpson & Sons NMX586E, an AEC Reliance 6MU4R with Plaxton C41F body new in 1967. Photographed at Marlborough whilst route learning drivers on a new tour - the only time I can remember this happening. This coach has been reported as acquired by Alex Timpson's grandson for preservation.
Photo taken Monday 19 February 1968, Marlborough
841. NNY510E
Brewers NNY510E, a 1967 AEC Reliance/Willowbrook, ex Taff Ely, rather an old body design for a 1967 bus.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 March 1983, Caerau
842. NYP100E
Henley, London S.E.23 acquired NYP100E from Glenton, London S.E.14 in February 1973. The A.E.C. 6MU3R Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C34C body had been new to Glenton in May 1967, and was the first of four that year.
Photo taken Sunday 29 July 1973, Byward Street, London E.C.3
843. OJG136F
How inconsiderate of these intending passengers to obstruct the identity of the nearest East Kent coach which, with OJG136F and DJG620C, AEC Reliances with Willowbrook and Park Royal bodies , were providing a service between Dover Priory Station and the Sealink terminal. The brown AEC coach with centre entrance is intriguing to the left but I did not note any details of it
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1975, Dover
844. OLE583E
Hall, Hounslow OLE583E, an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama I C44F body, was used by the Omnibus Touring Circle for a weekend visit to Yorkshire and is seen at Halifax's Skircoat Road Garage.
Photo taken Sunday 8 September 1968, Skircoat Road Garage, Halifax
845. OLE586E
On a visit to Bournemouth some members of the Omnibus Touring Circle relax on OLE586E an AEC 2U3RA Reliance with Plaxton Panorama I C44F body of Hall, Hounslow.
Photo taken Sunday 14 July 1968, Bournemouth
846. PVT108F
Potteries MT SL1108, PVT108F, an A E C Reliance 690 8U2RA built in 1967 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken February 1969, Bus Station, Hanley
847. PWX591E
Seen at Wembley was Severn, Stainforth PWX591E, an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Derwent II DP51F body.
Photo taken Saturday 1 June 1974, Wembley Stadium
848. UNK614E
UNK614E, Thamesmead Motor Services AEC Reliance with Plaxton Panorama body, ex World Wide Coaches of Camberwell, seen here in the yard at Belvedere.
Photo taken Belvedere
849. UPT776E
Economic 14, UPT776E, an AEC Reliance 6MU3R built in 1967 with Plaxton Derwent B53F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Park Lane Terminus, Sunderland
850. UPT776E
Anderson, Whitburn's number 14, UPT776E, was an AEC 6MU3R Reliance with Plaxton Derwent II B53F body seen in Sunderland.
Photo taken Saturday 31 August 1968, Park Lane Terminus, Sunderland
851. UPT958E
Beneath stormy skies and with road completely devoid of traffic OK, Bishop Auckland UPT958E calls at a stop at St Helen Auckland en route to Woodland via West Auckland. The AEC Reliance 6MU3R was the bus-bodied member of a pair new in June 1967 with Plaxton Highway B55F body.
Photo taken Saturday 7 April 1973, Dere Street, Tindale Crescent
852. AUP377F
United AS 2006 AUP377F, an A E C Reliance 505 6MU3R built in 1968 with Plaxton Derwent B47F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1976, rear of former Wilkinson Garage, Sedgefield
853. AUP378F
Gillett Brothers AUP378F, a Plaxton Derwent II B47F bodied AEC 6MU3R Reliance is seen in Durham.
Photo taken Thursday 31 July 1969, Waddington Street, Durham
854. BDY333
Malta Route Bus DBY333, an A E C Reliance ETS (whatever that was) built in 1968 with Plaxton Supreme IV B47F bodywork from 1979.
Photo taken Tuesday 17 May 2011, Valletta Bus Station
855. KCP876G
Facing a long journey to Wheatley is Halifax Joint Omnibus Committee 276, KCP876G, a Plaxton Derwent II DP43F bodied AEC 6MU2R Reliance seen at Wembley.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1970, Wembley Stadium
856. KDK800F
Yelloway KDK800F, an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR with Plaxton Panorama I C45F body, new in 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, North Promenade, near Derby Road, Blackpool
857. MUB493F
Heaps of Leeds Plaxton bodied AEC Reliance MUB493F of 1968 rests in Leeds bus station in 1971. The juxtaposition of the Heaps Leopard logo and the Reliance chassis always brought a smile to my lips. The Heaps livery was changed to blue and cream from green and cream when Trimdon Motor Services bought the company.
Photo taken 1971, Leeds Central Bus Station
858. NAA563F
Seen leaving Epsom Downs after the Derby meeting and entering Langley Vale Road, is Aldershot & District NAA563F, an A.E.C. 6MU3R Reliance with a Duple Northern Commander IV C49F body.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 June 1972, Epsom Downs
859. NRP89F
York Bros. of Northampton (89) NRP89F, an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR with Duple (Northern) Commander III C51F body. Behind is Bostock's of Congleton (19) BMB560F, a Bedford VAL70 with Plaxton Panorama I C52F body, then Thorpe's (Link Line) of London NW10 TMF714F, a Bedford VAM70 with Duple Viceroy C45F body. All were new in 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
860. NUB712F
Loading passengers in King’s Cross Coach Station in Caledonia Street are Wallace Arnold NUB712F and MNW335F, AEC 2U3RA Reliance and Leyland PSU3/4R Leopard respectively with Plaxton bodies. That on NUB712F was a 1972 Panorama Elite II C51F whilst that on MNW335F was the original 1968 C49F Panorama I body.
Photo taken Saturday 3 June 1972, Caledonia Street Coach Station, London Kings Cross
861. NUB712F
A nearside shot of Wallace Arnold NUB712F at King’s Cross Coach Station, Caledonia Street. The AEC 2U3RA Reliance had been rebodied with this Plaxton Panorama Elite II C51F body in 1972 after an accident.
Photo taken Saturday 3 June 1972, Caledonia Street Coach Station, London Kings Cross
862. OBU498F
Schofield's of Ashton-under-Lyne OBU498F, an AEC Reliance 6MU3R with Plaxton Panorama I C51F body, new in 1968. Behind is Wood's of Pollington UWT 675F, a Bedford VAL14 with Duple (Northern) Viceroy C52F body, also new in 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
863. PGB709F
Highland Omnibuses BA24, PGB709F, an AEC Reliance 6MU3R with Duple Northern C43F bodywork, stands in Margaret Street, Inverness, immediately outside Farraline Park Bus Station.
Photo taken early 1970s, Margaret Street, Inverness
864. PHO576G
Alder Valley 377, PHO576G, an A E C Reliance 6MU3R built 1968/9 with Marshall B45F bodywork, new as Aldershot & District 576.
Photo taken September 1978, Aldershot Bus Station
865. PYM104F
This Plaxton Panorama I body on PYM104F was specified in 1968 with a centre entrance by Glenton, London S.E.14. It seated 34 and was mounted on an A.E.C. 6MU3R Reliance chassis, the first of five delivered in June 1968. It was seen in Exeter during a refreshment stop on a Tour of Britain.
Photo taken Sunday 19 May 1968, Exeter
866. TGH762F
Whyte's of Ashford TGH762F, an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR with Duple (Northern) C36Ft body, new in 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
867. TGH767F
Mike's TGH767F, a 1968 AEC Reliance 6U3ZR with Duple C44F body new to Whyte's of Ashford.
Photo taken Tuesday 30 August 1977, St Helen's Road, Caernarfon
868. TNY493G
Aberdare 3, TNY493G, one of a batch of six AEC Reliances, new in 1968, with Willowbrook B41D bodies seen at the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Aberdare UDC Garage
869. TNY495G
Malta DBY300, an AEC Reliance built in 1968 with Willowbrook B46F bodywork.
Photo taken Monday 16 May 2011, Valletta, Malta
870. TNY495G
Malta A-0004, an A E C Reliance 6MU2RA built in 1968 with Willowbrook B46F bodywork, formerly TNY495G and new as Aberdare 5 with B41D bodywork.
Photo taken Bus Station, Valletta, Malta
871. TRK9F
TRK9F, an AEC 6MU4R Reliance with Plaxton Panorama I C43F body, new in 1968 to Hall, Hounslow was in the Valliant-Silverline fleet by the time of this photograph at the Tower of London.
Photo taken Sunday 29 July 1973, Tower of London
872. VMP10G
This AEC Reliance, VMP10G, with 57 seat dual purpose body was new to the Road Transport Industry Training Board. It is seen at the Piece Hall Halifax wearing the livery of Baxters of Aidrie.
Photo taken 1996, Halifax
873. XHN962G
Scott’s Greys, Darlington XHN962G, an AEC 6U3ZR Relilance with Plaxton Panorama Elite C57F body seen at William Street Coach Park, Scarborough.
Photo taken Wednesday 12 August 1970, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
874. DPT895G
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, DPT895G, an AEC Reliance 6MU3R built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama I C51F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1974, Guisborough
875. DPT895G
United AS 1157, DPT895G, an AEC Reliance 6MU3R built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama I C51F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Guisborough
876. DPT895G
Shaw Bros., Byers Green DPT895G, seen here in Midland Road at the side of St. Pancras station, was an A.E.C. 6MU3R Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama I C51F body new in February 1969. This was an unusual coach in having the only 36 foot Panorama I body on an A.E.C. Reliance chassis in the 1969 body series, when the Panorama Elite was the standard coach body. This became United 1157 in January 1975 and is recorded, incorrectly, in the P.S.V. Circle Fleet History PA19 as having a Plaxton Panorama Elite body.
Photo taken Saturday 1 April 1972, Midland Road, London St. Pancras
877. GPT355H
Derwent Coaches, Swalwell, GPT355H, an A E C Reliance 6U2R built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F bodywork.
Photo taken mid 1970s, College Square, Stokesley
878. KCP873G
Calderdale 272, KCP873G, an AEC Reliance/Plaxton coach, new to the Halifax "B" fleet in 1969.
Photo taken summer of 1972, Halifax Bus Garage yard
879. KCP874G
Seen in the somewhat grim surroundings of the bus park at Halifax Crossfield bus station is Halifax 112, KCP422G, a corporation owned 1969 Daimler Fleetline with Willowbrook 45 seat body. Next to it is 274, KCP874G, a Halifax Joint Committee AEC Reliance with Plaxton coach body also dating from 1969.
Photo taken Thursday 12 April 1973, parking adjacent to Crossfield Bus Station
880. KCP874G
Ex-Halifax 274, KCP874G, is seen in P.T.E. days in Commercial Street, Halifax. It was an A.E.C. 6MU2R Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C43F body new in March 1969 to Halifax Joint Omnibus Committee, passing to Calderdale Joint Omnibus Committee in September 1971 and to West Yorkshire P.T.E. on 1st April 1974.
Photo taken Wednesday 10 April 1974, Commercial Street, Halifax
881. KCP876G
Halifax Corporation 276, KCP876G, a 1969 AEC Reliance with Plaxton DP43F bodywork.
Photo taken 1973, King Street, Leeds
882. KJX2G
Hebble 502, KJX2G, an A E C Reliance 6U2R built in1969 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1971, Bus Station, Halifax
883. KJX2G
KJX2G, an A.E.C. 6U2R Reliance (12 metre) with an Alexander 'Y' C49F body had been new to Hebble, Halifax but is seen in Pontefract Bus Station with West Riding, Wakefield who numbered it 271.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Pontefract Bus Station
884. KJX3G
Hebble KJX3G, an AEC Reliance with Alexander C49F body, new in 1969. It was originally numbered 3 but by the time this picture was taken, it had been renuumbered 503 and was being used on stage carriage work.
Photo taken early 1971, Cooper Lane, Shelf
885. KJX3G
OK Motor Services acquired KJX3G, an AEC Reliance 6U2R with Alexander DP53F bodywork, in October 1975. It had been new to Hebble, 3, in May 1969 with C49F bodywork. The following year it was renumbered 503 and passed to West Riding in August 1971 who numbered it 100; three months later it was again renumbered, this time to 272. On withdrawal in February 1975 it passed to North's from whom OKMS purchased it. It had been re-seated as above by the time it entered service in April 1976. Safe in the knowledge that it wouldn't suffer any more identity crises as OK didn't go in for anything as vulgar as fleet numbers, it gave sterling service until withdrawal in February 1982; it was used for spares and the remains went to Blacket's of Butterknowle for scrap.
Photo taken 1976, Middleton Road, Woodland, County Durham
886. NDK164G
Yelloway were a regular competitor in the Blackpool Coach Rally and NDK164G, an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body was their entry in the 1969 Rally. Seen here on the lower Promenade at Blackpool.
Photo taken Sunday 13 April 1969, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
887. NFJ622G
Greenslades, Exeter, 493, NFJ622G, an A E C Reliance 6U3ZR built in 1969 with Duple Commander IV C44F bodywork (weighing 8 tons 9 hundredweight unladen).
Photo taken September 1973, Westwood, Scarborough
888. OTA72G
Devon General 72, OTA72G, an A E C Reliance 6MU3R built in 1969 with Marshall B41F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1976, Strand, Torquay
889. PED177G
Shadwell, Warrington, PED177G, an A E C Reliance 6MU4R built in 1969 with Caetano Lisboa C45F bodywork. The coach weighed 7 tons and 7 hundredweight unladen.
Photo taken May 1972, Barrows Lane, Heysham
890. PWN978H
Then newly delivered, AEC Reliance 978, PWN978H, had a Marshall DP49F body on its AEC Reliance chassis.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Ravenhill Depot, Swansea
891. ROA728G
Lonsdale Coaches, Heysham ROA728G, an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR with Plaxton Panorama Elite C51F body, new to Bowen's of Birmingham in 1969.
Photo taken Summer/Autumn 1982, Jerry Croft Coach Park, Skipton
892. VMP10G
R.T.I.T.B. 24, VMP10G, an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with an Alexander DP57F body seen at the R.T.I.T.B. at High Ercall.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1973, High Ercall
893. VVT913G
Potteries MT13, VVT913G, an AEC Reliance 8U2R built in 1969 with Duple Commander IV C49F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Newcastle-under-Lyme Garage
894. VYH57G
Hall, Hounslow VYH57G, 'The Statesman', a 12 metre AEC 6U3ZR Reliance with Plaxton Panorama Elite C30F body incorporating tables and a bar/serving area new in 1969 seen in Oxford.
Photo taken Sunday 23 May 1971, Oxford
895. XPL223G
Both of the Plaxton Panorama II bodies delivered in 1969 were to Thomas, West Ewell and XPL223G on an AEC Reliance chassis is seen here at Toddington services on the M1.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 1971, M1 Toddington Services
896. XWJ400G
Sheffield United 400, XWJ400G, an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Fisherman's Square, Redcar
897. BWR963H
Longstaff's of Mirfield BWR963H, an AEC Reliance 6MU3R with Plaxton Derwent DP51F body, new in 1970.
Photo taken Longcauseway, Dewsbury
898. DAL771J
Barton Transport 1146, DAL771J, a 1970 AEC Reliance 6U2R7520 with Plaxton bodywork
Photo taken Sunday 14 September 2008, Meadowhall, Sheffield
899. DGC108H
Hall, Hounslow DGC108H a 1970 AEC 6U3ZR Reliance with Plaxton Panorama Elite C50F body on an Omnibus Touring Circle visit to Coventry & Birmingham seen at the Toddington Services on the M1 Motorway.
Photo taken Sunday 14 June 1970, Toddington Services, M1 Motorway
900. DGC111H
Hall, Hounslow, DGC111H, a 1970 AEC 6MU4R Reliance with Plaxton Panorama Elite C40F body in standard Silverline livery outside the Treaty Road, Hounslow garage premises.
Photo taken Friday 31 March 1972, Treaty Road, London Hounslow Garage
901. GUP647H
OK Motor Services GUP647H, a 1970 AEC Reliance with 55 seat Plaxton bodywork.
Photo taken 1978, Bishop Auckland Market Place
902. GUP647H
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, GUP647H, an A E C Reliance 505 6MU3R built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent II B55F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1971, Bishop Auckland Market Place
903. JUP98H
Gillett Bros, Quarrington Hill, JUP98H, an A E C Reliance 6MU3R built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent II B47F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1974, Quarrington Hill Garage
904. JUP998H
Among the last new vehicles bought by Gillett Brothers was this 1970 AEC Reliance with Plaxton bodywork. JUP998H waits to depart from West Hartlepool bus station.
Photo taken 1973, Hartlepool Bus Station
905. OVE233J
Seen leaving Drummer Street Bus Station, Cambridge is Premier Travel, Cambridge 209, OVE233J, an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with an Alexander "Y" C53F body which had been new in October 1970.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Drummer Street Bus Station, Cambridge
906. PDK463H
Yelloway, Rochdale, PDK463H, an A E C Reliance 6MU3ZR built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1976, Bridlington Station
907. PTL625H
Reliance of Gt Gonerby near Grantham bought this AEC Reliance with Plaxton bodywork in 1970. PTL625H is seen in Grantham bus station.
Photo taken Friday 23 October 1981, Grantham Bus Station
908. RFJ825H
Greenslades, Exeter RFJ825H was an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body and was seen at Victoria Coach Station on hire to Royal Blue.
Photo taken Monday 3 April 1972, Victoria Coach Station, London
909. TDK689J
Yelloway TDK689J was an AEC 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F body and is seen in King’s Cross Coach Station, Caledonia Street.
Photo taken Saturday 3 June 1972, Caledonia Street Coach Station, London Kings Cross
910. VFN39H
East Kent RCC VFN39H, an AEC Reliance 691 6U3ZR with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body, new in 1970. Brand new that very month and seen operating a local excursion whilst passing the entrance arch to Pevensey Castle.
Photo taken July 1970, Castle entrance, High St./Castle Rd., Pevensey
911. DAL776J
Hart Coaches, Thornaby, DAL776J, an A E C Reliance 6U2R built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F bodywork. This had been new as Barton 1151.
Photo taken April 1986, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees
912. ELU604J
This A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C44F body, ELU604J, seen here in Beechcroft Road, London S.W.17 in the livery of Frames Tours, London W.C.2, although carrying a Timpson's fleetname board, was new to Timpson, London S.E.6 in February 1971 and was transferred to National Travel (South East) in January 1974 along with the rest of the fleet. It was one of three painted for hire to Frames Tours during the season but, due to a downturn in traffic, was not used as such.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1974, Beechcroft Road, London
913. FEH173J
Potteries MT 173, FEH173J, an AEC Reliance 6U2R built in 1971 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Guisborough
914. GBU60K
Tatlock, Whitefield GBU60K was an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C57F body and was seen in Cheltenham, operating to Exeter on hire to Yelloway.
Photo taken Saturday 15 July 1972, St. Margaret's Road, Cheltenham
915. JPA121K
Preserved ex Green Line RP21, JPA121K, AEC Reliance with Park Royal C45F body, new in 1971
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Alton
916. JWT743J
Starr, North Anston specified this older style of Plaxton Panorama body for his new AEC Reliance, JWT743J, in 1971. This was presumably so that all three of his Reliances had identical bodywork. Passengers could thus not complain that they had been given ‘an old coach’ for their trip.
Photo taken Sunday 18 April 1971, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
917. KUP200J
United AS 1152, KUP200J, an A E C Reliance 505 6MU3R built in 1971 with Plaxton Derwent DP51F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1976, United's Sedgefield Garage
918. NUP133J
Primrose (Graham, Winlaton Mill) NUP133J, an A E C Reliance 6MU4R built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1979, Bishop Auckland Market Place
919. OJX61K
Calderdale 261, OJX61K, an AEC Reliance/Plaxton Derwent, new to Halifax "B" Fleet in 1971.
Photo taken summer of 1972, Crossfield Bus Station
920. OJX61K
Calderdale 261, OJX61K seen at Lee Wood Road/Heptonstall Road approaching Hebden Bridge from Burnley, was an AEC 6MU2R Reliance with Plaxton Derwent II DP45F body.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Lee Wood Road/Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge
921. OJX61K
Calderdale 261, OJX61K, seen in the country lanes of the route from Burnley to Leeds, was an A.E.C. 6MU2R Reliance with a Plaxton Derwent II DP45F body.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, The Long Causeway, Mereclough
922. TJO53K
Bond Bros, Willington, TJO53K, an AEC Reliance 505 6MU4R built in 1971 with Marshall DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1981, Willington
923. TUO74J
Preserved Devon General 74, TUO74J, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook B43F body, new in 1971, arriving at the gathering.
Photo taken Sunday 1 April 2007, Longcross
924. VUR228J
Best, London W.5 VUR228J was an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C50F body new in July 1971 and is seen here at the Tower of London. It was later re-registered to VUR 228K.
Photo taken Saturday 2 October 1971, Tower of London
925. VUR228K
VUR228K was an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C50F body new in July 1971 as VUR228J to Best, London W.5 and is seen here outside St. Paul's Cathedral in London. It had been re-registered some months after delivery.
Photo taken Saturday 1 April 1972, City of London St. Paul's Cathedral
926. VUR230K
Best, London emphasised the length of their coaches when 12 metre ones were uncommon and here this rear view, taken at Wembley Stadium, of VUR230K, an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II body refers to the 40' length which probably meant more to the general public than 12 metres. This had entered service in July 1971, carrying VUR 230J.
Photo taken Saturday 28 April 1973, Wembley Stadium
927. WJG470J
Preserved ex East Kent WJG470J is an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR with Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 2009, Marine Parade, Worthing
928. WJG472J
Having just turned from Buckingham Palace Road into Semley Place, Victoria and about to enter the Coach Station, is East Kent, Canterbury WJG472J, an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F body, new in June 1971.
Photo taken Monday 31 May 1971, Semley Place, London Victoria
929. CAR164K
Frames, London W.C.1 CAR164K was one of four (CAR164/5/7/8K) AEC 6U3ZR Reliances with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C49D bodies new in 1972.
Photo taken Saturday 1 April 1972, City of London St. Paul's Cathedral
930. CAR166K
Rickards, Brentford CAR166K was an AEC 6U3ZR Reliance with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C49D body chosen to reduce the delays in unloading/loading at the numerous stopping points on their London Sightseeing Tours.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1975, Horse Guards Avenue, London Whitehall
931. DDF300L
DDF300L, new in August 1972 to Edwards, Lydbrook, was an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Elite Express II C53F body elegible for the bus-grant scheme of the time by virtue of the wide entrance with the two piece doors among other requirements. It was seen at Twickenham, at the Council Depot in Craneford Way.
Photo taken Saturday 17 March 1973, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
932. EUD256K
New to Chiltern Queens of Woodcote in 1972, AEC Reliance EUD256K carries Plaxton Derwent bodywork of a type more usually seen in the north of England and was relatively rare in southern England.
Photo taken Sunday 18 August 2013, Oxford Bus Museum
933. EUD256K
Plaxton Derwent bodies appear relatively rare in the Home Counties, but Chiltern Queens, Woodcote chose one as B47F for EUD256K their AEC Reliance 6MU3R new in March 1972. It's framed by early car park automation at the western end of their trunk service A to Wallingford and Reading.
Photo taken Saturday 16 April 1983, Didcot Station
934. JMC122K
Glenton, London S.E.14 took delivery of four Plaxton Panorama Elite II C34C bodied A.E.C. 6MU4R Reliances in 1972 and JMC122K, the second one, is seen here on Eccleston Bridge in London which was Glenton's central London terminal point for their tours. One of their Directors was always present to oversee the departures. Glenton continued to specify centre entrances on their coaches up to and including the 1981 deliveries.
Photo taken Sunday 30 June 1974, Eccleston Bridge, London Victoria
935. JMC123K
JMC123K and TME131M, 1972/74 AEC Reliance 6MU4R/Plaxton C34C, new to Glenton Tours
Photo taken Friday 9 July 1982, Alton Towers
936. JPA133K
Green Line, RP33, JPA133K, AEC Reliance with Park Royal body leaves Windsor for London Victoria.
Photo taken Sunday 30 April 1978, High Street, Windsor
937. JPA179K
Berresfords JPA179K a 1972 AEC Reliance 6U2R/Park Royal DP45F originally Green Line RP79.
Photo taken May 1983, Buxton Road, Great Moor, Stockport
938. JPA179K
Berresfords acquired a trio of London Country RP class AEC Reliance 6U2R's in 1980/81. Two of them (JPA14K/JPA159K) had DP49F bodywork by Park Royal but JPA179K the former RP79 had been downseated to DP45F.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1981, Berresfords Depot, near Cheddleton
939. JPA190K
Preserved London Country/Green Line RP90, JPA190K, an AEC Reliance 6U2R7685 with Park Royal DP45F body, new in April 1972.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2003, Alton
940. JPA190K
Former London Country RP90, JPA190K, a 1972 AEC Reliance 6U2R with 45-seat Park Royal bodywork, now with the London Bus Museum at Cobham. Here in Brentwood High Street, one of the visiting vehicles in the 2014 Ensignbus Vintage Running Day. RPs appeared here when new in 1972 on Green Line 721, between the demise of the RCLs and the advent of the LNC Leyland Nationals.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 2014, High Street, Brentwood
941. JYT611K
JYT611K of Timpson, London S.E.6 was an A.E.C. 6MU4R Reliance which had a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C41F body. It marked a change in the livery with this batch JYT 606-613K, new in May 1972, being the first to be delivered in this white and purple livery. In this view it is turning from Buckingham Palace Road into Pimlico Road, followed by one of the B.O.A.C Atlanteans.
Photo taken Saturday 17 June 1972, Buckingham Palace Road, London
942. KNY968L
Among the interesting buses & coaches operated by Brewer's Motor Services (A.E. & F.R. Brewer Ltd.) of Caerau, Glamorgan was this Willowbrook C51F bodied AEC Reliance KNY968L new in August 1972 (chassis No. 6MU4R 8021).
Photo taken Thursday 10 May 1973, Depot, Caerau
943. MBU430L
MBU430L of Best, London W.5 seen in Eric Road, London N.W.10 was an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C50F body built to the 12 metre length.
Photo taken Sunday 1 April 1973, Church Road, Brent Park, London NW10
944. MEC998K
Robinson of Appleby, MEC998K, an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR built in 1972 with Willowbrook Expressway C49F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1972, Darlington
945. OPT995K
OPT995K was an AEC Reliance 6MU4R with Plaxton C45F bodywork which had been new in 1972 to Gillett Bros of Quarrington Hill. Here it is waiting to leave Durham for Hartlepool, a journey taking 85 minutes.
Photo taken c 1974, Millburngate, Durham
946. PWE713K
A more "run of the mill" coach with Booth & Fisher Ltd. of Halfway was PWE713K, an AEC Reliance (6MU4R 8101) with C51F Plaxton "Elite Express II" body dating from July 1972.
Photo taken Friday 20 April 1973, Depot, Halfway
947. VPT673L
Bickers VPT673L, AEC Reliance / Plaxton. Ex United Auto, new to Gillett Bros.
Photo taken October 1980, Old Cattle Market, Ipswich
948. VPT673L
Gillett Bros, Quarrington Hill, VPT673L, an A E C Reliance 6MU2RA built in 1972/3 with Plaxton Derwent bodywork.
Photo taken June 1973, Bishop Auckland Market Place
949. VUR227K
A.W. Best, London W.5 entered VUR227K in the British Coach Rally in 1972 and it is seen here at Brighton displaying the collection of silverware which the three entries (VUR227K, CBU636J and TGH762F) won that year. It was a 12 metre AEC 6U3ZR Reliance with Van Hool Vistadome C28FT body.
Photo taken Sunday 23 April 1972, Brighton
950. VUR227K
A.W. Best, London W.5 entered VUR227K in the British Coach Rally in 1972 and it is seen here at Brighton. It was a 12 metre AEC 6U3ZR Reliance with Van Hool Vistadome C28FT body.
Photo taken Sunday 23 April 1972, Brighton
951. VUR227K
About to overtake us, on its way back to London after the National Coach Rally at Blackpool, is Best, London W.5 VUR227K, an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance (12 metre) with a Van Hool Vistadome C28FT body new in April 1972.
Photo taken Sunday 16 April 1972
952. MTX949L
Carrying a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C49F body on an A.E.C. 6MU4R Reliance chassis, MTX949L was one of five similar coaches new to Edwards Bros., Beddau between January and March 1973. It is seen here at the Council Depot in Craneford Way, Twickenham and was the fourth of the coaches.
Photo taken Saturday 17 March 1973, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
953. YWU200L
Seen leaving William Street coach park in Scarborough, YWU200L was an A.E.C. 6MU4R Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C45F body, one of two operated by Austin-Wardline, Robin Hood, to whom it had been new in July.
Photo taken Wednesday 15 August 1973, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
954. GYT146N
Plaxton Panorama Elite III C34C bodywork was carried by GYT146N which was an A.E.C. 6MU4R Reliance in the fleet of Glenton, London S.E.14. It is seen here on Eccleston Bridge, the central London terminal point for their tours about to depart for a 'Highlights of Britain' tour.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1975, Eccleston Bridge, London Victoria
955. OYT531R
OYT531R was acquired by Thamesmead Motor Services, London S.E.16 in October 1980 from National Travel (London), becoming number 54. This was one of four A.E.C. 6U3ZL Reliances new in August 1976 to National Travel (South East) with Willowbrook C47F bodies. It was severely damaged in September 1981 in an accident and passed in the November to Paul Sykes (dealer).
956. KVD475P
Duple Dominant C50F bodied A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance KVD457P was number 53 in the fleet of Thamesmead Motor Services, London S.E.16. It had been acquired in October 1980 from Arrowline, West Drayton and passed to Blue Emblem, London S.E.18 in December 1982.