SCT '61 Photo Index
Bedford
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1. FW2378
FW2378, a 1931 Bedford WLG with Rainforth B20F body, supplied new to Goslings.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 August 2023, Lincolnshire Aviation Centre, East Kirkby
2. MV8996
Dwarfed by a Northern General Routemaster, Gypsy Queen (of Langley Park, Durham City) MV8996, a Bedford WLB with Duple C20F body. This was new as a Duple demonstrator in 1931 and passed through several owners and operators until The North East Bus Preservation Trust acquired it in 2007.
Photo taken Monday 30 August 2010, Seaburn Show Field, Sunderland
3. TM9347
An interesting shot of preserved 1931 Bedford WHB TM9347 with 14 seat Waveney coachwork posed next to Southdown 912, 2912CD, a 1961 Leyland PD3/4 with Northern Counties FH69F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1969, Pool Valley Bus Station, Brighton
4. LCY002
Cancu Supreme Travel, Zejtun, Malta, LCY002, a Bedford WLB built in 1932 with replica Brincat bodywork from 1991.
Photo taken Monday 16 May 2011, Sliema Waterfront, Malta
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Malta Bus A-2763 Bedford WTL built in 1935 seating 25 and with a body rebuilt by P Sant B32F in 1953.
Photo taken April 1982?, Valletta Bus Station
6. JU6301
Browns Blue, Markfield, Bedford JU6301, new in 1935 with Willowbrook C25F body shown here on a Yeates trade card.
Photo taken c.1935
7. YS2611
Mackintosh, Croy provided YS2611, a 1935 Bedford WTL with a Duple B20FM body, new as MacBrayne 69 in June 1935, on his service from Croy to Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
8.
Malta Bus 3424 Bedford WTB built in 1936 with a Portelli B28R body but seen here with a Casha B36F body.
Photo taken 1993, Valletta Bus Station
9. ANR281
ANR281 a Duple Hendonian C26F bodied Bedford WTB new in October 1937 to Bromley, Fleckney had passed to Say, Gloucester earlier in July 1958 via Paramere, Cardiff and Simons, Splott.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Gloucester
10. CDL792
Chris Cooper Travel, Dunston, CDL792, a Bedford WTB built in 1938/9 with Duple C26F bodywork. New to Shotter of Brighstone, IoW, in whose livery it has been restored.
Photo taken 1 May 2016, Metrocentre coach park, Gateshead
11. EEL46
Former Bournemouth Bedford EEL46, a Bedford WTB dating from 1938
Photo taken Sunday 14 March 2004, Memory Lane Coaches, Old Bolingbroke
12. EFJ92
Vic's Tours EFJ92, a Bedford WTB with Heaver body, built in 1938 for Taylor of Exeter.
Photo taken 1968, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
13. EYE599
This neat little Bedford EYE599 was on display at Lakeside Bus Station during the 2016 Ensignbus running day.
Photo taken Saturday 3 December 2016, Lakeside Bus Station, Thurrock
14. EYE599
Second view of EYE599, a Duple bodied Bedford, new in 1938.
Photo taken Saturday 3 December 2016, Lakeside Bus Station, Thurrock
15. EFJ92
Vics Tours of St Marys, Scilly Isles, EFJ92, is the famous Bedford WTB with a Heaver C25F body, delivered to Taylors' of Exeter in 1939.
Photo taken circa 1974, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
16. EYB779
Wake, Sparkford EYB779, seen at their garage in a withdrawn condition, was a Bedford WTB with a Duple body.
Photo taken Sunday 28 April 1963, Wake's Sparkford Garage
17. FEL216
Preserved Bournemouth 13, FEL216, is a Bedford WTB with a Burlingham DP25F body new in 1939.
Photo taken Sunday 5 May 1968, at A23, South of Crawley
18. FEL218
An ex-Bournemouth Bedford looking very secondhand. It started life as Bournemouth 15, FEL218, a Bedford WTB with Burlingham 25 seat body, new in 1939, one of a fleet of 16 bought by the Corporation just before the war for use on the promenade and town routes where the traffic was insufficient to justify trolleybus operation.
Photo taken Hurn Airport
19. FEL218
Bournemouth 15, FEL218, a Bedford WTB with Burlingham 25 seat body, new in 1939, one of a fleet of 16 bought by the Corporation.
Photo taken Sunday 3 July 2022, Kings Park, Bournemouth
20. FVJ695
FVJ695 is a Bedford OLD lorry chassis from 1939. Rebodied as a PSV to C28F configuration by Longford in November 1948 and re registered at the same time.
21. AAY679
Browns Blue AAY679, a Bedford WTB coach with a 26 seat Duple body. 1946 ex Hipwells, in April 1952 to Ward, Oakham.
Photo taken July 1950, Browns Blue Garage, Ibstock
22. KUG577
Former Bradford tower wagon 028, KUG577, a Bedford OLB of 1947 purchased from Leeds in March 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 2015, Keighley Bus Museum
23. NVX527
Eastern National BD165, NVX527, a Beadle/Bedford semi-chassisless new in 1948
Photo taken c. 1960, Brentwood Depot
24. FET196
Teesside Municipal Transport inherited this Bedford based tower wagon, FET196, from the TRTB trolley system. It was built in 1949 and had been with Rotherham Corporation until the mid 1960s.
Photo taken August 1970, TMT South Bank Depot
25. HPW814
Eastern Counties CB829, HPW814, was a Beadle-Bedford with a Beadle B35R body new in 1949. The original Bedford petrol engine was replaced by a Gardner 4LK in 1950 and the bus was withdrawn in 1961 after which it became Eastern Counties staff bus X51 before passing to Ben Jordan (dealer), Coltishall in 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
26. JFM990
JFM990, Crosville SC18, a Beadle/Bedford JCB32 with Beadle B35R body new 1949. This former bus has been restored by K & R Walsh of Manchester as a mobile ticket office on the outside with living accommodation inside and has appeared on the rally scene this year.
Photo taken Sunday 2 September 2018, Heaton Park, Manchester
27. NVX530
NVX530 was a Beadle-Bedford new in 1949 as Eastern National 4016. It had a Beadle B35R body and was fitted with a Gardner 4LK engine in 1951 or 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 14 February 1959, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford
28. HFH702
HFH702 was a Beadle-Bedford chassisless with B35R body, new in November 1950.
Photo taken early 1960s, Falmouth
29. FFX458
Preserved former Dorset County Council FFX458, a Bedford MLZ with Lee (Bournemouth) B14F body, new in 1952.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1975, Bath
30. KGB261
KGB261, Mac Brayne's 150 was the first of ten Bedford OLAZ with Duple C25F bodies new in 1952. It is seen here at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness. A further twelve had bodies with mail compartments.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
31. KGB263
With a Duple C25F body on the Bedford OLAZ chassis, MacBrayne 152, KGB263, was new in 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
32. KGB265
Bedford OLAZ KGB265 was MacBrayne's 154, new in September 1952, and is seen in Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness. It was one of twenty-two similar Duple bodied vehicles new that year, this one having a C25F body whilst nine had C20FM and three had C14FM bodies for carrying Royal Mail letters and parcels.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
33. KGB266
MacBrayne 155, KGB266, was a Bedford OLAZ new in September 1952, seen in Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness. It was one of twenty-two similar Duple bodied vehicles new that year, this one having a C25F body whilst nine had C20FM and three had C14FM bodies for carrying Royal Mail letters and parcels.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
34. KGD903
An impressive line-up of preserved former MacBrayne's vehicles at a Scottish Vintage Bus Museum open day at Lathalmond.
Photo taken SVBM, Lathalmond
35. KAJ763
Operating a route from Kaloleni to Mombasa is KAJ763, a Bedford with a local body capable of carrying both passengers and goods.
Photo taken Monday 1 August 1960, Mombasa
36. KAL968
KAL968 A Bedford multipurpose vehicle.
Photo taken Monday 1 August 1960, Mombasa
37. KAM535
KAM535 was a Bedford operated by S. M. Khan, licensed to carry 30 passengers and also carried goods on the roof rack.
Photo taken Monday 1 August 1960, Mombasa
38. KAN995
M.S. Mirza, Mombasa ran KAN995, a Bedford carrying 34 passengers with additional space on the roof for general merchandise.
Photo taken Monday 1 August 1960, Mombasa
39. KAP442
KAP442 was a Bedford operated by S. M. Khan, carrying passengers, and also goods on the roof rack.
Photo taken Monday 1 August 1960, Mombasa
40. KAP924
KAP924, Bedford, J.V. Shah passenger/goods
Photo taken Monday 1 August 1960, Mombasa
41. KAS699
KAS699 a Bedford of S.V. Shah, running between Mombasa and Mariakani, fitted with a locally built passenger/goods body.
Photo taken Monday 1 August 1960, Mombasa
42. KAS807
KAS807 was a Bedford
Photo taken Monday 1 August 1960, Mombasa
43. BVJ160B
Seen at Heathrow Airport is Wye Valley, Hereford BVJ160B, a Bedford VAS1 with a Plaxton Embassy C29F body which had been new in July 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 12 April 1969, London Heathrow Airport