SCT '61 Photo Index
Bedford
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1. 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
2. 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
3. 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
4. JU6301
Browns Blue, Markfield, Bedford JU6301, new in 1935 with Willowbrook C25F body shown here on a Yeates trade card.
Photo taken c.1935
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. EEL46
Former Bournemouth Bedford EEL46, a Bedford WTB dating from 1938
Photo taken Sunday 14 March 2004, Memory Lane Coaches, Old Bolingbroke
9. 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
10. 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
11. EYE599
Second view of EYE599, a Duple bodied Bedford, new in 1938.
Photo taken Saturday 3 December 2016, Lakeside Bus Station, Thurrock
12. 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
13. 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
14. 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
15. BBW291
House, Watlington BBW291, was a Bedford OWB with a Duple B32F body new in December 1942. It had been converted to B30F by December 1949, to B26F by December 1950, to B30F by August 1955, to B32F by October 1957 and finally to B26F by 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, Reading Stations
16. BBW291
A recent photograph of House, Watlington BBW291, a Bedford OWB, new in 1943 with a Duple B32F body, which I bought for preservation in 1965, showing the current state of the restoration project.
Photo taken Thursday 13 October 2016
17. 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
18. J8520
J8520, Jersey Coach Tours SEVEN, was a Bedford OB with a Duple Vista C29F body.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Esplanade, St Helier
19. NVX527
Eastern National BD165, NVX527, a Beadle/Bedford semi-chassisless new in 1948
Photo taken c. 1960, Brentwood Depot
20. 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
21. 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
22. 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
23. HFH702
HFH702 was a Beadle-Bedford chassisless with B35R body, new in November 1950.
Photo taken early 1960s, Falmouth
24. MYB33
Classic Coaches, Wombourne, MYB33, a Bedford OB built in 1950 with Duple Vista C29F bodywork.
Photo taken Ironbridge area
25. BEP882
Preserved Mid-Wales Motors BEP882, a Bedford OB with Duple body new in March 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 21 April 2013, Brooklands Gathering
26. 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
27. 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
28. 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
29. 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
30. 399ETB
J H Wood, North Roe, Shetland, 399ETB, a Bedford SB3 built in 1958 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Lerwick, Shetland
31. DJP646
Smith, Wigan DJP646 was a Bedford D4LZ3 with Plaxton C24F body new in May 1958 and is 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
32. 999FPG
999FPG of Comfy, Farnham was a Bedford D4LZ2 with a Plaxton Consort C25F body 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
33. J7717
Tantivy, St. Helier 27, J7717, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple C41F body seen in St. Helier.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, Esplanade, St Helier
34. XBD892
Morley, Whittlesey XBD892 was a Bedford CALV with a Martin Walter 11 seat body new in 1960 and acquired from Fox, Towcester in November 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Low Cross, Whittlesey
35. VNL588
I'm sure we can easily manage 41 SCT61 time travellers to pay 55p (40p for children) for this afternoon excursion from Leicester to Twycross Zoo. Barton 1117, VNL588, was a Bedford SB5 with Duple Super Vega C41F new to Hollings, Wallsend in February 1962 and stands beside an unknown heavyweight companion, with one or other taking a cheaper unspecified tour instead.
Photo taken Sunday 16 May 1971, Humberstone Gate, Leicester
36. DNN647C
The Bedford CA was quite common as a long wheelbase van (CALV) but was also available in chassis/cowl form as the CALZ for the bodybuilder to complete the vehicle with his own bodywork. Barton took one in 1965 and 1028, DNN647C, a Bedford CALZ30 with Martin Walter C11F body is seen at Barton's Chilwell garage.
Photo taken Sunday 15 August 1965, Barton's Chilwell Depot
37. HGA981D
The mid-morning train from Inverness, in the hands of a class 24 diesel, is approaching the station at Lairg, Sutherland; it conveys portions for Wick (at the front) and Thurso (at the back) which will be split at Georgemas Junction.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Lairg Station
38. HHS801D
D Murray, North Roe, Shetland HHS801D, a Bedford CALZ30 from 1966 with a Dormobile 11 seater body.
Photo taken August 1973, Lerwick, Shetland
39. 216CZA
An unidentified Irish operator had 216CZA, a Bedford VAL70 built in 1968 with Plaxton Panorama I C52F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1980, Blarney Castle Car Park, Eire
40. J34870
Tantivy, St. Helier 9, J34870, seen at Gorey, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body, one of three new in May 1968.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Gorey
41. J5958
Tantivy, St. Helier 8, J5958, was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body which had been new in April 1969 to Hamilton, Workington as TAO179G.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Gorey
42. UNT915J
Brown, Donnington Wood UNT915J, a Bedford YRQ with a Willowbrook B45F body seen at Donnington Wood.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1971, Donnington Wood
43. CBS301K
Peace of Kirkwall, Orkney, CBS301K, a Bedford CFS built in 1972 with Utilabus M11 bodywork. Parked in Peace's yard in front of an unidentified Bedford? on the ramp.
Photo taken August 1973, Junction Road Depot, Kirkwall, Orkney