SCT '61 Photo Index
Bedford OWB
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1. AST829
AST829, a Bedford OWB, had been new as Highland Transport 5 in November 1942 with an S.M.T. B32F body later reseated to B29F. It passed to Highland Omnibuses on formation in February 1952 as C5 and, after being converted to forward control, was fitted with a Burlingham FC24F body in May 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Needlefields Central Works, Inverness
2. FRU101
Bournemouth Bedford OWB open top single decker, believed to be FRU101, a 1942 Bedford OWB with Duple B32F body, rebuilt to OB28F in 1953 with fleet number 183.
Photo taken August 1953, West Cliffe, Bournemouth
3. FRU101
Bournemouth 183, FRU101, new in 1942 was a Bedford OWB with a Duple B32F body which was converted to OB28F in 1953 and then to OB25F in 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1958, Bournemouth Pier
4. FRU103
An August 1956 shot of Bournemouth Corporation 185, FRU103, which was the last of three Duple-bodied Bedford OWBs built in 1942 and open-topped in 1953. It was sold for scrap in 1958.
Photo taken August 1956, Bournemouth
5. FRU103
Bournemouth 185, FRU103, new in 1942 was a Bedford OWB with a Duple B32F body which was converted to OB28F in 1953 and then to OB25F in 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1958, Bournemouth Pier
6. WG9833
Henderson of Alston WG9833, a Bedford OWB built in 1942 and rebodied with a Duple Vista C29F after the war.
Photo taken August 1972, Henderson's garage at Alston
7. WG9833
Another picture of WG9833 that predates the prevous one. Taken in Bradford on the occasion of the 1971 Trans Pennine rally the bus looks relatively unrestored.
Photo taken Sunday 8 August 1971, Jacobs Well Roundabout, Bradford
8. WG9833
Another photo of Bedford OWB WG9833 and Bedford horsebox OBB327.
Photo taken Spring 1978, Alston Station
9. BBW291
BBW291 was the first of three Duple B32F bodied Bedford OWBs, new to House, Watlington between December 1942 and August 1945.
Photo taken July 1964, Great Knollys Street, Reading
10. FRU104
Bournemouth 186, FRU104, new in 1943 was a Bedford OWB with a Mulliner B32F body which was reseated to B29F by 1950 and converted to OB25F in 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1958, Bournemouth Pier
11. FRU105
Bournemouth 187, FRU105, new in 1943 was a Bedford OWB with a Mulliner B32F body which was reseated to B29F by 1950 and converted to OB25F in 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1958, Bournemouth Pier
12. AES848
Whyte, Bankfoot (Bankfoot Motor Services) AES848 was a Bedford OWB with a Duple B32F body new in July 1944. It was withdrawn in February 1961.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Kinnoull Street, Perth
13. CTP200
Both Southampton and Portsmouth were well represented at the Southdown Centenary Rally, perhaps the most interesting being Portsmouth Bedford OWB 170, CTP200. Last time I saw this it was in wartime grey livery, but it appears to have had a recent repaint in normal Portsmouth livery.
Photo taken Sunday 7 June 2015, Southdown Centenary Rally, Southsea
14. CUT465
CUT465, 1944 Bedford OWB rebodied by Duple C29F in 1952, new to Jacques, Coalville and now owned by Dew, Somersham.
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 2012
15. CUT465
Rear view of 1944 Bedford OWB CUT465, rebodied by Duple C29F in 1952, new to Jacques, Coalville and now owned by Dew, Somersham.
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 2012
16. GZ2248
Warstone Motors 4, GZ2248, is a beautifully rebuilt Bedford OWB with a utility Duple B32F body dating from 1944. Originally operated by Northern Ireland Road Transport Board it eventually became part of the Green Bus (Warstone) fleet where it was saved and eventually rebuilt by Eddie Doig.
Photo taken Sunday 5 October 2014, Shore Road, Birkenhead
17. ATL553
An unidentified Bedford OWB/Duple utility languishing in the yard of Lancaster Motors of Tetford, Lincolnshire.
Photo taken Friday 18 September 1970, Tetford
18. BUD181
BUD181 seen at the garage of House, Watlington was a Bedford OWB with a Duple B32F body, new in August 1945, which was converted to B28F by December 1948.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Watlington
19. BUD181
House, Watlington BUD181 was a Bedford OWB with a Duple UB32F body new in August 1945.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Watlington
20. CPY514
Ryedale Motors CPY514, a Bedford OWB with Duple "utility" bodywork, built in 1945.
Photo taken 1959, Pickering Station