SCT '61 Photo Index
Austin/Morris
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1. RF8719
Stevensons 21, RF8719, a Morris Dictator new in July 1931 with a Burlingham C32R body. Rebuilt in 1948 and fitted with a Leyland radiator, withdrawn in December 1952
Photo taken November 1949
2. FWY498
1947 Austin Coach FWY498. Has anyone any more details?
3. 4510
Guernsey Motors 44, 4510, (all Guernsey registrations are numbers only) a 1948 Austin CXB with Barnard body. This bus is now in service in the Isles of Scilly and re-registered VVS912.
Photo taken 1985, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
4. 4512
Guernsey Motors 45, reg.no. 4512, believed to be an Austin CXB with a Barnard B33F body. New in 1948 and parked in St. Peter Port.
Photo taken August 1966, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
5. BCF802
Beeston's, Hadleigh BCF802, an Austin CXB new to Beeston's in December 1948 with a Plaxton C29F body.
Photo taken Sunday 17 September 2017, Showbus, Castle Donington
6. J11425
J11425, Jersey Motor Transport 67, was a Morris Commercial CVF13/5 with a Wadham B27F body, the first of six new in 1948, this one entering service in June and being withdrawn in May 1968 after which it passed to Le Val Construction, St. Lawrence.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Jersey
7. J11428
Dating from July 1948, Jersey Motor Transport 70, J11428, was a Morris Commercial CVF13/5 with a Wadham B27F body and was one of six new in 1948. This one was withdrawn in April 1968 and passed to Parker, West Park, St. Helier as a deck chair carrier/store.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Weighbridge Bus Station, St Helier
8. J11429
Former Jersey MT 71, J11429, now registered OSJ512, a 1948 Morris Commercial CVF 13/5 with Wadham FB27F body.
Photo taken Sunday 16 September 2012, Duxford
9. MPE296
MPE296 was a Plaxton C29F bodied Austin CXB dating from June 1948 and was seen in Onslow Street Bus Station in Guildford with Tillingbourne Valley, Gomshall who acquired it from Graves, Redhill, its original operator.
Photo taken Saturday 23 May 1959, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
10. BCF802
Beeston of Hadleigh BCF802, a 1949 Plaxton C29F bodied Austin CXB at the 1971 St. Leger Rally in Doncaster. The coach is believed to be still owned by Beestons but is in need of restoration
Photo taken June 1971, Doncaster
11. EKU810
Tillingbourne Valley, Chilworth ran this Austin K3, EKU810, with Plaxton C30F body. New to Castle, Holmfirth 12 in March 1949 and withdrawn in May 1952 it had been acquired by Tillingbourne by January 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 4 October 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
12. EKU810
New to Castle, Holmfirth as number 12 in March 1949, EKU810, which was an Austin CXB with a Plaxton K3 C30F body, is seen here in Onslow Street Bus Station in Guildford, with Tillingbourne Valley, Chilworth and was acquired from Castle in January 1955.
Photo taken Monday 31 August 1959, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
13. FCO314
FCO314 was an Austin CXB with a Plaxton K3 C29F body new in September 1949 to Born, Northlew. It is seen here at a rally with Hickmott's Tours.
14. FCO314
FCO314, an Austin K4/CXB with Plaxton C29F body, new in 1949 to N.C. Born of Northlew, Devon.
Photo taken early 1974, WETC, Winkleigh, Devon
15. GDL25
Vic's Tours GDL25, an Austin K4SL with a Whitson C29F body, new to Shotter, Brighstone, Isle of Wight, in 1949, then to Seaview, also Isle of Wight, in 1959 and finally to Vic Trenwith (Vic's Tours), St Mary's, Scilly Isles in 1960.
Photo taken 1968, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
16. GDL25
Second shot of Vic's Tours GDL25, an Austin K4SL with a Whitson C29F body from 1949
Photo taken 1968, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
17. MAF544
This Austin Kenex MAF544 was pictured slowly disappearing in the undergrowth at Winkleigh on the occasion of their October 1982 open day.
Photo taken Sunday 3 October 1982, WETC, Winkleigh, Devon
18. NPF110
Blue Bus, Slough NPF110 was a Whitson C29F bodied Austin CXB dating from 1949 which Blue Bus had acquired in 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
19. LTC874
Illingworths of Crigglestone operated LTC874, an Austin CXB with a Samlesbury C29F body. It was first delivered to Ashlunds Tours (an associate company of Robinsons of Great Harwood) in 1950 before quickly passing to Illingworths in 1951.
Photo taken 1960, Welton Court, West Cliff, Whitby
20. LTC875
LTC875 is, apparently, an Austin CXD in the fleet of Georgeson and Moore. It is from my collection of 'bought' slides, and I have no idea who owns the copyright. I have been told the location is Lerwick, but can anyone give a positive answer on that, please, and the vehicle's date new?
21. LYD87
Blackie, Eyemouth, had LYD87, an Austin K4SL built 1950 with rare Jeffries C29F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Eyemouth
22. LYM891
Lismore Coaches Ltd LYM891, operating from London EC1 with a garage near Lismore Circus, Kentish Town NW5, an Austin CXD with Strachan C32F body new to Lismore in 1951, passing to Gilbert E.C.1 in 1956.
Photo taken 1955, Kentish Town London NW5
23. MRL765
MRL765 is a 1950 Austin K8 / Tiverton Coachworks, which worked for over 30 years in Cornwall.
Photo taken Sunday 11 May 2014, Taunton
24. MRL865
Former Rowe of Dobwells MRL865, an Austin K4SL with Whitson C29F body of 1950, spent many years on the Isle of Scilly. It was saved for preservation, spending some time at the East Anglian Transport Museum and is now undergoing restoration in Norfolk.
Photo taken 1968, St Marys, Isle of Scilly
25. EST560
Highland Omnibuses D119, EST560, seen at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness was an Austin CXD with a Churchill C30F body which started life in July 1951 with Macrae & Dick, Inverness before passing to Highland in February 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
26. EST564
This Kenex C32F bodied Austin CXD had been new in June 1951 to Macrae & Dick, Inverness and became Highland Omnibuses D120 in February 1952. EST564 was seen at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
27. GBU633
GBU633 was an Austin K4 CXD with a Plaxton Envoy C16F body (2 + 1 seating) new to Harrison, Oldham in April 1951 but seen here at the side of Gillingham Street garage with Twigg, London S.E.19
Photo taken Sunday 28 June 1964, Guildhouse Street, London Victoria
28. GBU633
A rear view of GBU633 which was an Austin K4 CXD with a Plaxton Envoy C16F body (2 + 1 seating) new to Harrison, Oldham in April 1951. It is seen here at the side of Gillingham Street garage with Twigg, London S.E.19
Photo taken Sunday 28 June 1964, Guildhouse Street, London Victoria
29. LVO530
LVO530, a delightful looking Austin Minibus, built in a K8 chassis with a Kenex C14F body, taking part in the Cheshire "Drive it Day" run on Sunday April 24th 2016.
Photo taken Sunday 24 April 2016
30. BYJ904
New to Dickson, Dundee in July 1952 as BYJ904 this Plaxton Venturer C14F bodied Austin K8/CVC had been re-registered to DV60 by Watson, Torquay. It is seen in St. George's Drive near Victoria Coach Station with an unknown operator.
Photo taken Saturday 1 May 1965, St. George's Drive, near London Victoria Coach Station
31. HTP326
HTP326, an Austin K8 (for more details see the other photo of HTP326).
Photo taken 1970, Dover (Customs)
32. JSF409
Acquired from Scottish Omnibuses in 1952, JSF409 was D121 in the Highland fleet and is seen in Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness. The Austin CXD had a Kenex C32F body and had been a demonstrator, new in March 1952 before acquisition by Scottish Omnibuses who had numbered it A1.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
33. RHN548
Scotts Greys of Darlington were the original owners of this restored Austin K8 with 14 seat Plaxton bodywork. Dating from 1952, RHN548, was one of only 25 chassis completed and sold. It is now preserved.
Photo taken 1995, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
34. RHN548
Seen at the Hull-Bridlington rally in 2006 is this Austin K8 No1, RHN548, in the fleet of Scotts Greys. This FC14F coach was new in October 1952.
Photo taken Sunday 11 June 2006, near Flamborough Head, Bridlington
35. RHN548
A number of folk seemed to have liked this little Austin K8 of Scotts Greys, Darlington RHN548 with its promise of a safe return. Luckily I took this rear view when at Bridlington, the bus having completed the HCVS run from Hull.
Photo taken Sunday 11 June 2006, Flamborough Head, Bridlington
36. HTP326
HTP326, an Austin K8, owned at the time by one of the Liverpool-based contingent of the Mersey & Calder Bus Preservation Group, it is seen receiving some attention outside their pigeon-infested warehouse at Wapping Dock. The livery was an entirely fictitious one.
Photo taken Summer 1973, Wapping Dock, Liverpool
37. HTP326
HTP326, an Austin K8 (for more details see the other photo of HTP326)
Photo taken 1970, San Antonio, Italian Riviera
38. SOG506
1955 Morris SOG506, no more details known. Was it ever a PSV?
Photo taken Saturday 25 March 1995, A5 near J19 of M1 near Crick in a Pub Yard
39. KPR665
KPR665, new to Herrison Hospital, Dorchester in May 1957, was an Austin 5K/CFE/3 with a Plaxton B40F body. It is seen here in the Seaway car park in Southend with a subsequent owner, Canvey Island Sea Anglers Club.
Photo taken Sunday 17 September 1967, Seaway Car Park, Southend
40. 120LDE
This Austin LD05AR with an Austin/Silcox B14F body (although the P.S.V. Circle Fleet History gives it, by means of a wonderful typo, as B41F) was new as Silcox, Pembroke Dock 58, 120LDE, in July 1961.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1971, Silcox Garage, Pembroke Dock
41. 14LFC
Giving rides at the rally was one and a half deck Morris Motors Band coach 14LFC with a Wadham Stringer body built in 1961. It was specially designed with a large capacity boot to take all the musical instruments, which raised the height of the back half of the coach, giving the passengers a good view as they drove to engagements.
Photo taken Sunday 29 June 2014, Hertfordshire Showground, Redbourn
42. 14LFC
Morris Motors Band 14LFC was a Morris COA1433 with a Wadham RC32F body new in March 1961 and was seen in central London. It is now preserved but the publicity material on display at rallies states, incorrectly, that the body is by Wadham Stringer which was a later incarnation of the company.
Photo taken Saturday 4 April 1964, Central London
43. VSA495
Sandwick Transport, Shetland, VSA495, an Austin J2VA from 1961 with a 12 seat body by Kencoach.
Photo taken August 1973, Sandwick Garage, Shetland
44. 775CD
Seen at their garage is Reliance, Newbury 101, 775CD, a Morris J2BM with a BMC 11 seat body acquired from a Non-P.S.V. Operator in Brighton in December 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Reliance Garage, Newbury
45. WSM604
Carruthers, New Abbey 11, WSM604, was a Morris J2BM with a B.M.C. 12 seat body which was new to him in 1962 and which is seen here in Dumfries.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
46. XKW832
Bradford Corporation Tower Wagon XKW832 and 833, LHN783 a 1949 BUT 9611T trolleybus with 1962 built East/Lancs H37/29F body. This Austin FG tower wagon new in 1962 attends to overhead line repairs whilst 833 gingerly squeezes by on a 46 working to, if my memory serves me right Buttershaw.
Photo taken c1970, Town Hall Square, Bradford
47. XKW833
Bradford overhead service vehicle O33, XKW833, an Austin from around 1961/2 based on the registration number.
Photo taken November 1966, Wibsey
48. VDY88
County Borough of Hastings Education Department VDY88 - an Austin school bus.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 July 1970, Hastings
49. ASK484C
Dunnet Motor's Austin, ASK484C, was waiting close to their terminus in Wick (the Market Place is visible behind) having duplicated a busy morning journey into town.
Photo taken c.1971, High Street, Wick
50. TBH612E
Walker 'Fineline' C12F coachwork disguised the appearance of this Austin J2M16 new to Wingrove, Hazlemere. TBH612E is seen competing in the British Coach Rally at Brighton when new, followed by a Plaxton Panorama C24F bodied Bedford VAS1 of Stringer, Ampthill.
Photo taken Sunday 16 April 1967, Brighton