SCT '61 Photo Index
AEC Swift
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1. FGW498C
Former AEC demonstrator FGW498C was acquired by Gelligaer in 1967 and was photographed in a special livery for the Prince of Wales Investiture in 1969. It carried fleet number 35 and was a Willowbrook B53F bodied AEC Swift new in 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Gelligaer UDC Garage Yard, Tir-y-berth
2. DFC625D
City of Oxford 625, DFC625D, an A.E.C. MP2R Swift with a Willowbrook B53F body seen turning from Buckingham Palace Road into Semley Place as it approaches Victoria Coach Station in London. Eight of these entered service in 1966.
Photo taken Monday 31 May 1971, Semley Place entrance, London Victoria Coach Station
3. GUM451D
Leeds first AEC Swift was 51, GUM451D, a 1966 model with dual door Roe bodywork. When new it was exhibited at the Earls Court Commercial Motor Show. It was withdrawn in 1978.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1981, Morley
4. CTJ101E
City of Lancaster 1, CTJ101E, an AEC Swift MP2R built in 1967 with Pennine B50D bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Morecambe Battery
5. CTJ102E
Lancaster City Transport 2, CTJ102E, AEC Swift with 50 seat Pennine body originally in the Morecambe & Heysham fleet dates from 1967
Photo taken Summer 1976, Euston Road, Morecambe
6. CTJ102E
Morecambe returned to AEC for new vehicles in the late 1960s. These were AEC Swifts with Pennine bodywork seating 50. Number 2, CTJ102E, passes the Battery.
Photo taken August 1973, Morecambe Battery
7. GJO634F
City of Oxford 634, GJO634F, was an A.E.C. MP2R Swift, one of five new in 1967 with Marshall B53F bodies, seen at Gloucester Green Bus Station in Oxford.
Photo taken Sunday 23 May 1971, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
8. JHL824E
West Riding, Wakefield 212, JHL824E, seen in Wakefield Bus Station was an A.E.C. MP2R Swift with a Marshall B51F body.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Wakefield Bus Station
9. JOW499E
On a very wet and windy New Year's day, Bristol KSW6G 8336, UHY384 is passed by former Southampton AEC Swift JOW499E under the watchful eye of King Alfred
Photo taken Wednesday 1 January 2014, The Broadway, Winchester
10. KOX663F
Mid Warwickshire Motors KOX663F, an A E C Swift MP2R built in 1967 with Metro-Cammell B37D+30 bodywork.
Photo taken August 1980, Balsall Common
11. KOX663F
KOX663F, an A E C Swift MP2R built in 1967 with Metro-Cammell B37D+30 dual entrance bodywork has been restored as West Midlands 3663 and was a surprise visitor to AMRTM running day but not in service.
Photo taken Sunday 23 March 2014, Shenstone Drive, Aldridge
12. KOX663F
Another view of KOX663F, an A E C Swift MP2R built in 1967 with Metro-Cammell B37D+30 dual entrance bodywork, new to Birmingham but restored as West Midlands 3663.
Photo taken Sunday 23 March 2014, Shenstone Drive, Aldridge
13. MVH27F
Huddersfield 27, MVH27F, an AEC Swift with Roe B44F body, new in December 1967, followed by an unidentified trolleybus during the last weeks of trolleybus operation in Huddersfield.
Photo taken July 1968, St. George's Square, Huddersfield
14. MVH27F
Huddersfield No.27, MVH27F, and unidentified trolley bus
Photo taken July 1968, St. George's Square, Huddersfield
15. MVH28F
Huddersfield J.O.C. 28, MVH28F, an AEC Swift MP2R with Roe B44F body, new in 1967.
Photo taken June or July 1968, Lord Street, Huddersfield
16. NAL501F
East Midland O501, NAL501F, a Marshall B45F bodied AEC Swift seen in Chesterfield.
Photo taken Friday 14 April 1972, Chesterfield
17. NJW709E
Stevenson, Spath, 29A, NJW709E, an A E C Swift MP2R built in 1967 with Strachans B58F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1981, Spath
18. NJW713F
West Midlands PTE 713N, NJW713E, an A E C Swift MP2R built in 1967 with Strachan B54D bodywork. New to Wolverhampton Corporation and still in that livery.
Photo taken September 1973, Wolverhampton Bus Station
19. OAL507F
East Midland Marshall B45F bodied AEC Swift O507, OAL507F, seen on a Chesterfield service.
Photo taken Friday 14 April 1972, Beetwell Street, Chesterfield
20. SWT704F
Former demonstrator AEC Swift MP2R with Willowbrook B53F body SWT704F came to Stoniers from WR&P Bingley of Kinsley in 1975. Seen at Stoniers Goldenhill depot in May 1977.
Photo taken May 1977, Stoniers Garage, Goldenhill
21. TWE20F
Hardwick’s, Snainton TWE20F was an AEC Swift with Park Royal B49D body new as Sheffield 20.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 April 1972, Westwood Bus/Coach Station, Scarborough
22. JRS22F
Aberdeen 22, JRS22F, an A.E.C. MP2R Swift with an Alexander 'W' B43D body seen at King Street Garage.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1970, King Street Garage, Aberdeen
23. KGR540G
Sunderland 140, KGR540G, an AEC Swift MP2R built in 1968 with Strachan B47D bodywork. Heading out to the suburbs of Thorney Close on route 23.
Photo taken June 1969, Olive Street, Sunderland
24. MBO509F
General, Chester-le-Street, 4, MBO509F, an AEC Swift MP2R built in 1968 with Alexander W B47D bodywork.
Photo taken April 1982, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
25. MBO510F
Cardiff 510, MBO510F, an AEC Swift with Alexander B47D body, delivered in Summer 1968.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Cardiff Bus Station
26. MBO513F
Cardiff 513, MBO513F, an AEC Swift with Alexander body; a rather poor shot at Newport Road Depot when new.
Photo taken Aug 1968, Newport Road Depot
27. MBO522F
Cardiff 522, MBO522F, an A.E.C. MP2R Swift with an Alexander 'W' B47D body seen at the R.T.I.T.B. at High Ercall.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1973, High Ercall
28. MNW162F
Leeds City Transport 62, MNW162F, an AEC Swift MP2R with MCW B48D body, new in 1968.
Photo taken August 1970, Leeds Central Bus Station
29. MNW175F
Leeds City Transport 75, MNW175F, AEC Swift with MCW 48 seat bodywork, delivered April 1968
Photo taken early 1972, Leeds Central Bus Station
30. MUB191F
Leeds 91, MUB191F, an AEC Swift with MCW B48D bodywork, delivered in 1968.
Photo taken 1968, Templenewsam Road, Templenewsam
31. MUB192F
Leeds City Transport 92, MUB192F, AEC Swift with MCW 48 seat bodywork, delivered May 1968
Photo taken early 1972, Leeds Central Bus Station
32. MUB194F
Leeds 94, MUB194F, an AEC Swift with MCW B48D body, new in 1968
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1972, Leeds Central Bus Station
33. MUG485F
Leeds City Transport 85, MUG485F, AEC Swift with Roe 48 seat bodywork, delivered March 1968.
Photo taken early 1972, Leeds Central Bus Station
34. NVD310F
Dundee Corporation 65, NVD310F, an Alexander (W Type) bodied AEC Swift was originally ordered by Hutchison of Overtown, Lanarkshire in 1968. The magnificent clock and H Samuel are still in place.
Photo taken Saturday 25 May 1974, Reform Street/High Street, Dundee
35. SMM90
Preserved London Transport Country Area MB90, SMM90F, an AEC Merlinwith Metro-Cammell B45D body, new in early 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 16 July 2017, Anstey Park, Alton
36. TDJ225G
St Helens switched to AEC Swifts at the end of the nineteen sixties. Seen in PTE days wearing their verona green and cream is 225, TDJ225G, a Marshall bodied example dating from 1968.
Photo taken Tuesday 25 September 1979, Jackson Street Garage
37. TWE127F
Sheffield bought AEC Swifts with Park Royal bodywork for both the corporation A fleet and the JOC B fleet. The latter were single door buses seating 53. Originally 1027, TWE127F, in the JOC fleet was delivered in 1968.
Photo taken Tuesday 10 July 1973, Pond Street Bus Station
38. TWE22F
Sheffield 22, TWE22F, an A E C Swift 2P2R built in 1968 with Park Royal B47D bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Pond Street Bus Station
39. TWE22F
Hardwick's Services, Scarborough, TWE22F, an A E C Swift 2P2R built in 1968 with Park Royal B47D+24 bodywork. This had been new as Sheffield 22 and was one of several operated by the WA subsidiary in the Scarborough area.
Photo taken May 1972, Westwood, Scarborough
40. TWE29F
Sheffield Transport 29, TWE29F, an AEC Swift 2P2R with Park Royal B49D bodywork, which was new in July 1968 and one of 22 similar vehicles supplied to Sheffield that year, working the City Clipper service 500.
Photo taken c.1973, Pond Street Bus Station
41. AML588H
Former London Transport MBA588, AML588H, a 1969 AEC Swift (Merlin) preserved and receiving attention.
Photo taken Sunday 9 October 2011, Wythall Transport Museum
42. AML635H
AA member Dodds of Troon AML635H, an AEC Merlin with MCW B50F body, new to London Transport as MB635 in August 1969. It was bought by Dodds in January 1977.
Photo taken A.A. Bus Station, Boswell Park, Ayr
43. AML645H
Garelochhead Motor Services 137, AML645H, an A E C Swift (Merlin) 4P2R built in 1969 with Metro-Cammell-Weymann B50F bodywork, one of several acquired when London Transport decided to sell them off, this had been MB645.
Photo taken July 1977, Garelochhead MS Depot
44. GYJ456G
Dundee 56, GYJ456G, had an Alexander 'W' B49D body on its A.E.C. MP2R Swift chassis.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1970, Crichton Street
45. GYJ458G
In 1969 Dundee purchased a batch of ten AEC Swifts with Alexander B48D bodies. 58, GYJ458G, is seen parked in Dock Street when almost new.
Photo taken 1969, Dock Street
46. GYJ458G
Dundee 58, GYJ458G, was an A.E.C. MP2R Swift with an Alexander 'W' B49D body.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1970, Marchbanks Depot, Harefield Road
47. GYJ463G
Tayside Regional Council 63, GYJ463G, an A E C Swift MP2R built in 1969 with Alexander W B48D bodywork. This had been new to Dundee Corporation.
Photo taken July 1977, Dundee Depot
48. MDK736G
Rochdale's last new buses were a quartet of AEC Swifts with uncommon Pennine bodywork delivered in 1969, the year the PTE was formed. Seen in Rochdale town centre is 36, MDK736G.
Photo taken Thursday 25 May 1972, Rochdale Town Hall
49. NAK503H
West Yorkshire PTE (Bradford District) 2503, NAK503H, an AEC Swift MP2R (AH505) with Marshall B45D body, new to Bradford C.T. as 503 in 1969.
Photo taken January 1979, The Tyrls, Bradford
50. NAK505H
Bradford 505, NAK505H, an AEC Swift MP2R built in 1969 with Marshall B45D bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar
51. NAK505H
Bradford no.505, NAK505H, an AEC Swift MP2R built in 1969 with Marshall B45D bodywork. Looks to be on an 'empty stock' working, passing the terminus at the top of The Avenue, Clayton
Photo taken December 1971, The Avenue, Clayton
52. NAK506H
Bradford City Transport bought 5 AEC Swifts with Marshall dual door bodywork in 1969. 506, NAK506H, carries a reversed version of Bradford's livery.
Photo taken 1970, Petergate, Forster Square, Bradford
53. NTP186H
Portsmouth 186, NTP186H, an AEC Swift with Marshall B42D bodywork new in 1969.
Photo taken during 1973, Clarence Pier, Southsea
54. SUB429G
West Yorkshire PTE (Leeds District) 1029, SUB429G, an AEC Swift 5P2R with Park Royal B48D body, new to Leeds C.T. in 1969.
Photo taken 1982, Wade Lane, Leeds
55. SUB437G
Leeds AEC Swift 1037, SUB437G, with Park Royal bodywork, one of fifty bought in 1969 sits in Leeds bus station next to Bradford 433, PKW433J, a 1970 Daimler Fleetline with Alexander body.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 May 1974, Leeds Central Bus Station
56. SUB444G
Leeds City Transport 1044, SUB444G, AEC Swift with Park Royal bodywork bought in 1969
Photo taken October 1972, Central Markets, Kirkgate
57. VLW93G
London Country Bus Services MB93, VLW93G, an AEC Swift P2R with MCW B45D+15 body, looking a little battered for a vehicle new in 1969.
Photo taken c. 1971, Amersham Garage
58. WMT618G
Garelochhead Coach Services, 136, WMT618G, an AEC Merlin 4P2R built in 1969 with Metro-Cammell-Weymann B50F bodywork, formerly London Transport MB618.
Photo taken Sunday 7 August 1977, West Clyde Street, Helensburgh
59. YRT896H
Two Lowestoft Corporation AEC Swifts with ECW B45D bodies, new in 1969, in front fleet number 2, YRT896H and behind number 3, YRT897H.
Photo taken June 1972, Waveney Road, Lowestoft
60. YRT898H
Preserved former Lowestoft Corporation 4, YRT898H, an AEC Swift with ECW B45D body, new in 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 2006, Wisley Aerodrome
61. AML569H
Silver Service, Darley Dale AML569H, an AEC Swift/Merlin 4P2R with MCW B--F body, new to London Transport (MBS569) as B25D in January 1970.
Photo taken Friday 26 August 1983, Chesterfield Bus Station
62. EGN258J
Malta Route Bus A-3315, an A E C Swift 4MP2R built in 1970 with Park Royal B46F bodywork.
Photo taken Malta
63. EGN292J
Malta 2709, EBY589, an A E C Swift 4MP2R built in 1970/1 with Park Royal B46F bodywork.
Photo taken Monday 16 May 2011, Valletta Bus Station, Malta
64. HYW935K
HYW935K was an A.E.C. 5P2R Swift, one of three new to British Overseas Airways Corporation in 1972. They had Sparshatt B36D bodies with centre entrances on both sides, perimeter seating and an entrance at the extreme front alongside the driver for end-on loading.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 August 1986, Thorpe Park
65. LEX864H
Great Yarmouth 64, LEX864H, an AEC Swift with Willowbrook B43D body, new in June 1970.
Photo taken c.1970, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth
66. LEX866H
LEX866H, an AEC Swift with Willowbrook B43D body, seen with Citibus, Chadderton but originally Great Yarmouth 66 in June 1970, also 66 in the Citibus fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 8 May 1988, Oldham Street/Piccadilly, Manchester
67. LEX866H
Great Yarmouth 66, LEX866H, an A E C Swift 2MP2R built in 1970 with Willowbrook B43D bodywork.
Photo taken October 1982, Market Place, Great Yarmouth
68. NRG26H
Aberdeen 26, NRG26H, was an A.E.C. MP2R Swift with an Alexander 'W' B43D body seen at King Street Garage.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1970, King Street Garage, Aberdeen
69. NRG29H
Aberdeen Corporation 29, NRG29H, one of a batch of 15 AEC Swift MP2Rs with Alexander B43D bodywork delivered in September 1970, awaits its departure time from Sea Beach terminus via Union Street and Rosemount to Scatterburn on the western side of the city.
Photo taken c 1972, Sea Beach Terminus, Aberdeen
70. UNW208H
As well as 150 AEC Swifts with bodywork by Park Royal, Roe and MCW, Leeds also bought thirty Daimler Fleetline saloons also with Park Royal bodywork. Like many single deck Fleetlines they seem to suffer from poor weight distribution. 1208, UNW208H, sits in Leeds bus station in the early days of the PTE.
Photo taken Wednesday 24 September 1975, Leeds Bus Station
71. UTJ909H
Morecambe's second batch of AEC Swifts had Northern Counties bodywork. 9, UTJ909H, dates from 1970. It is seen loading on the promenade.
Photo taken August 1973, Morecambe Promenade
72. UTJ910H
City of Lancaster 1, UTJ910H, an AEC Swift 2MP2R built in 1970 with Northern Counties B50D bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Morecambe Battery
73. AUB151J
Leeds first Fleetlines came in 1964 and carried Roe bodywork. 108, 108LNW, is seen in later years wearing PTE Metrobus livery with alongside one of Leeds final batch of AEC Swifts again with Roe bodywork, 1051 AUB151J, dating from 1971
Photo taken Friday 16 March 1979, Leeds Central Bus Station
74. AUB153J
Leeds 1053, AUB153J, AEC Swift with Roe B48D body, new in July 1971.
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1972, Leeds Central Bus Station
75. AUB157J
Following the purchase of a solitary AEC Swift in 1966 Leeds went on to buy a further 149 with bodywork by Roe, MCW and Park Royal. The last batch entered service in 1971 and had Roe bodywork. 1057, AUB157J, passes along The Headrow in central Leeds.
Photo taken Friday 14 March 1980, The Headrow, Leeds
76. AUB164J
Leeds last AEC Swifts were delivered in 1971. They marked a return to Roe bodywork following a batch of AEC Swifts and a batch of single deck Daimler Fleetlines both of which had Park Royal bodywork. 1064, AUB164J, is seen outside Leeds City Markets when just a few months into service.
Photo taken Tuesday 21 September 1971, Kirkgate, Leeds
77. DPD478J
National Car Parks DPD478J, an A E C Swift 4MP2R built in 1971 with Metro-Cammell-Weymann B41D bodywork, new as London Country SMS478.
Photo taken July 1981, Gatwick Airport
78. EDJ248J
Former St Helens Corporation 248, EDJ248J, an AEC Swift with Marshall B44D body, new in May 1971.
Photo taken Sunday 5 April 2009, Wisley Aerodrome
79. EDJ248J
The second "surprise vehicle" at the Ensignbus vintage running day was St. Helens single decker 248 EDJ248J, which worked the X86 during the afternoon and is seen here at Brentwood High Street. This is understood to have been disposed of by its preservationist owner and is now part of the Ensign sales stock, but can be used by the vintage fleet if required.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 2014, High Street, Brentwood
80. EGN419J
London Transport SMS419, EGN419J, an AEC Swift with MCW B33D+34 body, new in Feb 1971.
Photo taken October 1971, Mercury Gardens/St. Edwards Way, Romford
81. EGN443J
London Transport bought many AEC Merlins and Swifts in the late sixties and early seventies. After a less than satisfying experience with them, they were quickly withdrawn and sold. SMS443, EGN443J, is a 1971 Park Royal bodied AEC Swift is seen at the Trans Pennine Rally in Harrogate in the early 1980s.
Photo taken August 1981, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate
82. JRT82K
With Ipswich Transport Museum since 1989, JRT82K is an AEC Swift with Willowbrook dual door body, one of six delivered to the Corporation in 1971. It was in service at the Museum's Winter Warmer event - no Real Ale that day though!
Photo taken Sunday 10 November 2013, Ipswich Transport Museum
83. UFR563K
Blackpool switched to AEC Swifts in the late 1960s. 563, UFR563K. is a 1971 example with Marshall body. Visible on the right is Lytham St Annes 57, 756CTD, a 1957 Leyland Titan PD2/27 with Northern Counties bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Blackpool
84. JDJ260K
St Helens standard bus from the late sixties until absorbtion into Merseyside PTE was the AEC Swift with dual entrance Marshall body. 260, JDJ260K, dates from 1972.
Photo taken 1998, Piece Hall, Halifax
85. JPF114K
London Country Bus Services SMA14, JPF114K, a 1972 AEC Swift with Alexander DP45F body one of a batch of 21 vehicles diverted from South Wales. Seen at Dartford Bus Garage showing blinds for a works service to Littlebrook Power Station a regular Mon - Fri working for a green line vehicle prior to operating a 725 journey.
Photo taken Dartford Bus Garage, Priory Road, Dartford
86. JPF114K
London Country Bus Services SMA14, JPF114K, in the later livery carried by these AEC Swifts with Alexander DP45F body diverted from South Wales. Shown at Littlebrook Power Station with the rear blind already set for its green line journey which it would operate from Dartford, Market Street.
Photo taken Littlebrook Power Station
87. JRT78K
Ipswich Corporation 78, JRT78K, AEC Swift / Willowbrook B40D. New 1972, withdrawn 1983.
Photo taken July 1972, Ipswich
88. PEX168K
Great Yarmouth 68, PEX168K, a 1972 AEC Swift with Willowbrook body is seen after sale to Miramare of Morley.
Photo taken c.1990, Vicar Lane, Leeds
89. PEX170K
Great Yarmouth Corporation 70, PEX170K, AEC Swift / Willowbrook, new January 1972. On Hire to Colchester Corporation with an Eastern National MW on the right.
Photo taken November 1973, Colchester Bus Station
90. TDK544K
Berresfords continued purchasing vehicles from GM Buses, including TDK544K one of three AEC Swift 2MP2R with Pennine B42D bodywork acquired in 1981.
Photo taken Saturday 10 January 1987, Longton
91. WEX685M
AEC Swift/ECW B43D, WEX685M, new to Great Yarmouth as their fleet no. 85
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 2012, Dewsbury Bus Museum
92. WEX685M
Offside view of ex Great Yarmouth 85, WEX685M an AEC Swift with ECW B43D body.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 2012, Wakefield
93. PDJ275L
St Helens Corporation Transport Marshall bodied AEC Swift 275, PDJ275L, new in March 1973.
Photo taken Duke Street, St. Helens
94. WEX685M
Great Yarmouth were keen AEC Swift buyers. Their last batch came in 1973 and had ECW bodywork based on the body for the Bristol RE. 85, WEX685M, is seen minus its front panel.
Photo taken Sunday 11 September 2005, Sheffield Rally
95. GBV732N
Blackpool 590, GBV732N, an AEC Swift with Marshall body had been in service for just three months when photographed splashing through slush. Green was added at a later date to the rather bland cream, which would have been difficult to keep clean in that weather.
Photo taken Thursday 27 March 1975, Blackpool