SCT '61 Photo Index
Bedford VAM
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1. 111XMN
Tours (Isle of Man) 21, 111XMN, a Bedford VAM3 built in 1966 with Duple Bella Ventura C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Douglas
2. BFT739D
Ord of Alnwick, BFT739D, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Ripon Racecourse
3. BFT740D
Priory Motor Coach, North Shields, 41 BFT740D, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Racecourse, Redcar.
4. CEP601D
New to Mid-Wales Motorways in June 1966, CEP601D was a Bedford VAM5 with a Duple (Midland) B45F body seen here in the yard at their Newtown garage.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
5. CSB441D
Seen at Twickenham was CSB441D, a Bedford VAM5 with Plaxton Panorama C45F body belonging to Cross Cabs.
Photo taken Saturday 17 March 1973, London Twickenham
6. CST961D
Highland Omnibuses CD13, CST961D, was a Bedford VAM5 with Alexander B24FM bodywork; new in June 1966, it was withdrawn in 1981. It is seen at Wick Bus Station waiting to set out on an afternoon journey down the coast to Helmsdale via Dunbeath. Behind is an Albion Lowlander for Thurso.
Photo taken c.1969, Wick Bus Station
7. DRN96D
Thomas Bros., Llangadog DRN96D, was a Duple Northern Viscount C45F bodied Bedford VAM5 which had been new to Bon Chaunce, Preston from whom it was reported as being acquired in July 1970 and is seen in Haverfordwest.
Photo taken Saturday 4 July 1970, Haverfordwest
8. ECG437D
Bedford VAM5, ECG437D, had a Plaxton Vam C45F body and is seen at Gilwell Park when with Cresta, London S.W.19.
Photo taken Saturday 3 July 1971, Gilwell Park
9. EHL466D
Martindale of Ferryhill EHL466D, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Plaxton Vam C45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racecourse
10. EHL469D
West Riding A.C. 12, EHL469D, a Bedford VAM5 with Plaxton Vam C45F body, new in 1966.
Photo taken Summer 1970, Wakefield Bus Station
11. END415D
Bedford VAM5/Duple Northern C45F bodied END415D belonging to Moodys Coaches of Rose Street, Northfleet. It was new in May 1966 to North Manchester Coaches.
Photo taken February 1969, Rose Street, Northfleet
12. FAM972D
An unidentified Army Regiment used FAM972D as a support vehicle for public displays. This was a Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama bodywork and had been new to Keen, Swindon, as C45F.
Photo taken July 1984, Middlesbrough
13. FAW156D
Cooper, Oakengates FAW156D was a Bedford VAM5 with a Duple Midland B45F body new in January 1966.
Photo taken early 1971, Bus Station, Bridge Street, Oakengates
14. FAW157D
Cooper, Oakengates FAW157D was a Bedford VAM5 with a Duple Midland B45F body new in January 1966.
Photo taken early 1971, Victoria Street, Wellington
15. FCA750D
FCA750D was a 1966 Bedford VAM with Duple Bella Ventura C45F bodywork operated by Tremain's of Zelah. It is seen in the former independent bus station in Truro; this now forms part of the city's main bus station which has moved from its original site on Lemon Quay.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Truro, The Green
16. FJE982D
Myalls' FJE982D, a Bedford VAM5 with Duple Bella Venture C45F body new in 1966
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 2012
17. FPY298D
Mid Wales Motorways, Newtown, FPY298D, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Duple Bella Ventura C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Newtown Garage
18. FVO73D
Barton 1073, FVO73D, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1973, Redcar Racecourse
19. GAJ945D
Cleveland Transit 347, GAJ945D, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Plaxton Vam C45F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1975, former SMS Depot, Saltburn.
20. GAJ946D
Saltburn Motor Services 51, GAJ946D, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Plaxton VAM C45F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Guisborough Garage
21. GPM820D
T.R. Morris, Llanfyllin, GPM820D, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1966 with Duple Viscount C45F bodywork. This had been new to Basingstoke & District, Tadley.
Photo taken July 1978, Llanfyllin depot
22. GRX415D
Thames Valley C415, GRX415D, was a Bedford VAM5 with a Duple Bella Venture C41F body in the South Midland fleet.
Photo taken April/May 1966, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
23. GTY247D
General, Chester-le-Street GTY247D was a Bedford VAM5 with a Willowbrook B45F body, new to Craiggs, Amble in February 1966 which was seen leaving the bus station in Chester-le-Street.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
24. GUX154D
Ashley (t/a Martlew), Donnington Wood GUX154D, a Bedford VAM14 with a Duple Northern Viscount C45F body, seen in Donnington, had been new in June 1966.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
25. GVA650D
Gladwin, Middlesbrough, GVA650D, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1977, Redcar racecourse
26. GYS342D
Scottish CWS, Glasgow, GYS342D, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Duple Bella Venture C45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Girvan
27. HCJ800D
Price, Wrockwardine Wood HCJ800D was a Bedford VAM5 with a Duple Midland DP45F body acquired in July 1969 from Yeomans, Canon Pyon.
Photo taken early 1971, Bus Station, Bridge Street, Oakengates
28. JBW527D
JBW527D is a C45F Duple Bella Venture bodied Bedford VAM3 that was new to Jack Hambridge of Kidlington on 17/6/66 and is believed to now be the only one of its kind still in a roadworthy condition.
Photo taken Sunday 3 May 2009, Bodafon Fields, Llandudno
29. JTG385D
Cream Line, Tonmawr, JTG385D was a Bedford VAM14 with a Duple Bella Venture C45F body seen in Neath.
Photo taken Sunday 11 June 1967, Orchard Street, Neath
30. JUV516D
George Ewer (Grey Green), London N.16 JUV516D, seen at Gloucester Green Bus Station in Oxford, was a Bedford VAM14 with a Duple C45F body.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
31. JUV541D
Howard's Tours, Whitby, JUV541D, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1966 with Duple Bella Venture C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, White Point Garage, Whitby (now Upgang Lane)
32. JUY985D
Mascot Continental JUY985D, Bedford VAM / Duple Viscount.
Photo taken September 1972, Seashore Camp, Great Yarmouth
33. LFM341D
DC Jones & Sons, Ruabon, LFM341D, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Duple Bella Ventura C45F bodywork. This had been new to Foster, Upholland.
Photo taken July 1978, Ruabon
34. LGT810D
Banfield, London S.E. LGT810D was a Bedford VAM14 with a Duple (N) Viscount C41F body new in 1966 seen here on a railway replacement service.
Photo taken October 1967, High Street, Bromley, near Bromley South Station
35. LGT812D
Banfield, London S.E.5 LGT812D was a Bedford VAM14 with a Duple Bella Venture C45F body which had been new in April 1966. It was one of a number of Banfield coaches to carry Empire's Best livery over the years, subsequent to their acquisition of Webber Bros., London N.22.
Photo taken Sunday 3 September 1967, Colchester Bus Station
36. LNY586D
Brewer, Caerau LNY586D, a Bedford VAM14 with a Duple Northern Viscount C45F body, which was seen at their garage.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1971, Brewer Garage, Caerau
37. LUP417D
LUP417D, a 1966 Bedford VAM5 with Willowbrook 45 seat body owned by General of Chester-le-Street about to leave Chester-le-Street bus station for Whitehill.
Photo taken 1978, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
38. MUP356D
General, Chester-le-Street, 2, MUP356D, a Bedford VAM built in 1966 with Duple Bella Ventura C45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1971, Roman Road, Middlesbrough
39. NTU900D
Fulton of Sacriston, NTU900D Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1980, off Rectory Lane, Guisborough
40. PPT200D
Fulton's of Sacriston PPT200D, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1980, Guisborough
41. RUP179D
Lockeys of St Helen Auckland, Co. Durham, RUP179D, a Bedford VAM of 1966 with Duple Bella Ventura C45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1974, Westgate, Guisborough
42. UTC240D
Gladwin Tours of Middlesbrough and their unmistakeable livery on UTC240D, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Duple Viscount C45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1983, Just off Marton Road, Middlesbrough
43. 1219TZ
Lough Swilly 172, 1219TZ, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1967 with Duple Midland DP45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Letterkenny
44. 7000MN
Tours (Isle of Man) 16, 7000MN, a Bedford VAM3 built in 1967 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork. This had been new as Salopia 239, registered HUX239E.
Photo taken July 1976, Pulrose, Douglas, Isle of Man
45. BTD871E
Walls of Wigan entered BTD871E, a Bedford VAM with a rare MCW Metropolitan coach body, at the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally. The Metropolitan was offered with a Bedford VAM or Ford R192 chassis with C41F and C45F formats, but few were built.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
46. BTD871E
Wall's of Wigan BTD871E, a Bedford VAM5 with MCW Metropolitan C45F body, new in 1967. Behind is Yates of Runcorn UTU503E, another VAM5 with Plaxton Panorama I C45F body, then others from Global Tours, Wallace Arnold and Premier Travel. All seen taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
47. BTD871E
Walls, Wigan entered BTD871E in the National Coach Rally and it is seen here on the Lower Promenade at Blackpool. It was a Bedford VAM14 with an MCW Metropolitan C45F body and is seen here queuing for the judging in the Concours d’Elegance of the National Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
48. BTD871E
A rear view of an MCW Metropolitan bodied coach, BTD871E which was a Bedford VAM14 with a C45F body which had been new to Walls, Wigan with whom it is seen here at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 28 April 1973, Wembley Stadium
49. EST820E
Highland Omnibus ran large numbers of Bedfords over the years. Seen at Braemar is CD16, EST820E, a 1967 Bedford VAM with Alexander coach bodywork.
Photo taken Thursday 9 August 1973, Braemar
50. EST823E
Highland CD19, EST823E, was one of 6 Bedford VAM bodied by Alexander in 1967 to its "Y" type design with coach seats and power doors.
Photo taken Thursday 4 April 1968, Fort William, Inverness-shire
51. HHL715E
West Riding 15, HHL715E, was a Bedford VAM5 with a Plaxton Panorama II C45F body seen in Blackpool.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Blackpool
52. HSF237E
Eastern Scottish C237D, HSF237E, a Bedford VAM5 from 1967 with Alexander B45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, outside Humbie Post Office
53. HSF243E
Eastern Scottish C243, HSF243E, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1967 with Alexander Y B45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Just off Main Street, Kirk Yetholm
54. HUJ513E
Fisher, Bronington HUJ513E looks very much at home, in terms of livery, among Alexander Midland vehicles in Glasgow.
Photo taken Monday 3 August 1970, Glasgow
55. HWG534E
Alexander (Midland) MW278, HWG534E, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1967 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh
56. HWH983E
Leigh's of Bolton HWH983E, a Bedford VAM with Duple Viceroy C45F body, new in 1967. Seen taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
57. JAA508E
Baker (dealer), Farnham demonstrated JAA508E at the British Coach Rally on Madeira Drive in Brighton. It was a Bedford VAM14 with an MCW Metropolitan C45F body.
Photo taken Sunday 16 April 1967, Madeira Drive, Brighton
58. JKT108E
Ashley, Dawley acquired JKT108E, a Bedford VAM5 with a Duple Viceroy C45F body from Davies, London, E.C.3 in February 1971. It is seen in Wellington.
Photo taken early 1971, Queen Street, Wellington
59. JLJ51E
During 1967/8 production delays with traditional Bristol/ECW combinations led to some unusual purchases by the THC companies. Hants and Dorset received a trio of Bedford VAM14 with Strachan B33D+25 bodies numbered 825-827, JLJ51E-JLJ53E. Later renumbered 1501-1503 they had short lives, with 1503 and 1501 stored out of use at Poole garage during 1975.
Photo taken Wednesday 9 April 1975, Hants and Dorset Depot, Poole
60. JLJ51E
Hants & Dorset 1390, UEL711, a Bristol LD6G with E£CW H33/27R body new in late 1957 alongside 825, JLJ51E, 10 years its junior, a Bedford VAM5 with Strachan B33D body.
Photo taken 1970, Bournemouth Bus Station
61. JWF35E
Boddy's Motors, Bridlington, JWF35E, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1967 with Plaxton Panorama I C45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1974, Redcar Racecourse
62. KDV131F
Western National received 12 ECW bodied Bedford VAM5 with ECW B41F bodies. Fleet numbers 700-711 KDV130-141F being delivered in autumn 1967. 701, KDV131F, is seen here at Dartmouth where an outstation existed on a car park not far from the Kingswear ferry terminal.
Photo taken Wednesday 4 August 1976, Dartmouth Outstation
63. MAL566E
Martindale, Ferryhill, MAL566E, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1967 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1973, Redcar Racecouirse
64. MAW196F
Hampson, Oswestry, 35, MAW196F, a Bedford VAM from around 1967 with Duple Viscount bodywork.
Photo taken March 1969, Keele University
65. MHN800E
GNE Motor Services, Darlington, MHN800E, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1967 with Plaxton Panorama I C45F bodywork. Once a familiar sight in NE England but now just a memory.
Photo taken June 1970, The George Hotel, Chollerford
66. NAH661F
Primrose Valley Coaches of Filey NAH661F, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1967 with ECW B41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1978, Primrose Valley depot near Filey
67. NAH661F
Eastern Counties received four Bedford VAM with ECW B41F bodywork in 1967. Given the rather apt designation SB661-664, NAH661F-NAH664F the first two were Bedford engined VAM5 with the latter two Leyland engined VAM14. The body was adapted from the MW design with amended windscreens to suit the front mounted engine and radiator.
Photo taken Aug 1973, Eastern Counties Depot/Bus Station, Great Yarmouth
68. NAH661F
Primrose Valley, Filey NAH661F a 1967 Bedford VAM5/ECW B41F originally Eastern Counties SB661.
Photo taken Saturday 23 July 1983, Filey Bus Station
69. NAH661F
A rear view of Primrose Valley NAH661F a 1967 Bedford VAM5/ECW B41F, originally Eastern Counties SB661
Photo taken Saturday 23 July 1983, Balk End, Plough Inn
70. NFM686E
Crosville MS CVT686, NFM686E, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1967 with Duple Viscount C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Old Station Yard, off Rectory Lane, Guisborough
71. NFM690E
Crosville MS CVT690, NFM690E, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1967 with Plaxton Panorama II C45F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1968, Chester Depot
72. OLM331E
OLM331E, an MCW Metropolitan C45F bodied Bedford VAM5 seen in Semley Place, Victoria as it prepares to enter Victoria Coach Station, had been new to Cook, Dunstable and was acquired by Thamesmead Motor Services, London S.E.9 in January 1973 from Reilley, Seaforth.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1973, Semley Place entrance, London Victoria Coach Station
73. OVK755F
Tyne Valley, Acomb, OVK755F, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1967 with Plaxton Panorama II C45F bodywork, new to Moor Dale, Newcastle.
Photo taken August 1971, Old Station Yard, Guisborough
74. OWY878E
Bond Bros, Willington, 61 OWY878E, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1967 with Plaxton Panorama II C45F bodywork. This had been new to Wilson of Stainforth and was part of a group of coaches taking a break on a Sunday excursion.
Photo taken August 1974, College Square, Stokesley
75. PPW845F
Eastern Counties CB845, PPW845F, Bedford VAM / Duple.
Photo taken September 1972, Great Yarmouth
76. SUP205E
Venture VC5, SUP205E, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1967 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1970, Darlington
77. SWR541F
West Yorkshire Road Car SML2, SWR541F, Bedford VAM14 with ECW body new in 1967, one of a number of lightweight Bedfords bought by the THC prior to the advent of the Bristl LH.
Photo taken January 1972, Harrogate Bus Station
78. TPT99E
Kingsway, Langley Park, TPT99E, a Bedford VAM built in 1967 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1972, Darlington
79. TRO201E
Marsh's Coaches, Wincanton, TRO201E, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1967 with Plaxton Panorama I C45F bodywork. This had been new to Don's Coaches of Bishops Stortford and was still looking pretty good sixteen years later.
Photo taken October 1983, Wincanton
80. TUP189E
Summerson Brothers, West Auckland TUP189E was a Bedford VAM14 with a Plaxton Derwent II B48F body seen in Spennymoor.
Photo taken Thursday 1 August 1968, Spennymoor Bus Station
81. TUP189E
The Eden (Summerson), West Auckland, TUP189E, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1967 with Plaxton Derwent 2 B48F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Depot, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
82. TUP30E
Armstrong, Ebchester TUP30E, new in 1967, was a Bedford VAM5 which had a Plaxton Derwent B48F body. It was seen in Stanley.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Scott Street Bus Park, Stanley
83. UPT400E
Select Coaches, Horden, UPT400E, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1967 with Plaxton Panorama C45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racecourse
84. URO924F
Thamesmead Motor Services of Belvedere URO924F, a Bedford VAM with MCW bodywork, seen in the yard at Blackfen
Photo taken Blackfen
85. UTU503E
Yates, Runcorn UTU503E, seen at Blackpool queuing for the judging in the Concours d’Elegance during the National Coach Rally, was a Bedford VAM5 with a Plaxton Panorama I C45F body.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
86. AUP374F
Wolsey, Stockton-on-Tees, AUP374F, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1968 with Plaxton Panorama I C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, West Cliff, Whitby
87. BAR832F
Mid Wales Motorways BAR832F, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1968 with Plaxton Panorama I C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Newtown Garage
88. BUP121F
Martindale of Ferryhill BUP121F, a Bedford VAM built in 1968 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Martindale Garage off Durham Road, Ferryhill
89. LFS254F
Eastern Scottish ZC254, LFS254F, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1968 with Willowbrook DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Berwick Bus Station
90. LFS261F
Eastern Scottish ZC261L, LFS261F, a Bedford VAM70 from 1968 with Duple Midland DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Kelso Depot
91. LUN529F
Clun Valley Motors LUN529F, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1968 with Duple Viscount C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Ludlow
92. MHL227F
Hebble 35, MHL227F, a Bedford VAM70 with Plaxton Panorama I C45F body seen at William Street Coach Park, Scarborough had been new to West Riding 27 in 1968.
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1972, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
93. MNT595F
Smith, Trench MNT595F was a Bedford VAM5 with a Duple Northern Viscount C45F body new to him in May 1968.
Photo taken early 1971
94. MRU68F
Further Bedford VAM70 saloons arrived with Willowbrook B33D+25 bodies. A single bus 823, JRU459E, was followed by a batch of 10 numbered 3001-10 MRU64-73F and these were later renumbered 1505-1515, including this one, MRU68F.
Photo taken Monday 7 April 1975, Hants and Dorset Depot, Poole
95. NUX112G
Turner's Coaches, Coatham, NUX112G, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1968 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork. Looking quite smart in the sunshine, this had been new to Whittle of Highley.
Photo taken April 1972, Park Avenue, Redcar
96. ODD176F
The driver of this Bedford VAM70 (Bedford 466 engine) with Plaxton Panorama body watches as the photographer lines up the his shot. The coach, ODD176F, was new to Grindle of Cinderford and is seen with Blue Coaches of Llandudno in 1992, some twenty five years after it was first registered in 1968.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1992, Hay on Wye
97. XPT527F
Diamond Bus Service (J Mowbray, Stanley) XPT527F, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1968 with Plaxton Derwent II B48F bodywork.
Photo taken early 1970s, North Road, Durham
98. DUP824G
Harrison's Cream Coaches, Wingate, DUP824G, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Old Station Yard off Rectory Lane, Guisborough
99. EPT602G
General, Chester-le-Street, EPT602G, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1969 with a Duple badged but Willowbrook built B45F body. General never seemed to have a very consistent livery and this one didn't even cover the whole vehicle.
Photo taken May 1970, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
100. EPT602G
General, Chester-le-Street EPT602G, a Bedford VAM70 with a Willowbrook B45F body, was seen leaving the bus station in Chester-le-Street.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
101. EPT829G
Mowbray, Stanley was one of two operators using the name Diamond for a jointly operated service. His Duple Midland B45F bodied Bedford VAM70, EPT829G, which had been new in March is seen here at the Stanley end of the route.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Scott Street Bus Park, Stanley
102. MXG102G
Begg of Middlesbrough MXG102G, a Bedford VAM built ca 1969 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1969, Thornaby
103. MXG41G
Small's Coaches, Thornaby on Tees, MXG41G, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1969 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1973, Darlington
104. RFL770G
RFL770G the first of five Bedford VAM70s with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodies new in February 1969 to Whippet, Hilton is seen outside the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Whippet's Garage, Hilton
105. RNL428G
Armstrong, Westerhope 164, RNL428G, was a Bedford VAM70 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F body seen in Newcastle.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Scotswood Road/Marlborough, Newcastle
106. RNL435G
Galley, Newcastle upon Tyne, 26, RNL435G, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Guisborough
107. ROF400G
Don Smith of Murton, ROF400G, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1969 with MCW Metropolitan C45F bodywork. New to Cantello, Birmingham, this uncommon coach weighed in at 5tons 16cwt 3quarters.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racecourse
108. ROF500G
Don Smith of Murton operated this, ROF500G, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1969 with MCW Metropolitan C45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racecourse
109. RTC410G
Bold, Melling RTC410G, a Bedford VAM70 with a Caetano Cascais C45F body new in April 1969, is seen on the lower promenade at Blackpool whilst competing in the National Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 13 April 1969, Blackpool
110. SYS491G
F Lockey & Sons, St Helen Auckland, SYS491G, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1969 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1978, off Rectory Lane, Guisborough
111. TBU823G
J Leask & Son, Lerwick, Shetland, TBU823G, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1969 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Esplanade, Lerwick, Shetland
112. XPE220G
Thamesmead Motor Services XPE220G, a Bedford VAM with Caetano Bodywork, new in May 1969. This was one of the first Bedford VAMs with Caetano bodywork.
113. DYG783H
A rear view of DYG783H and XUT117J showing the different rear end treatment of the Caetano Cascais models from 1970 and 1971. DYG783H was a Bedford VAM70 new in May 1970 to Beecroft, Fewston whilst XUT117J was a Ford R192 new in March 1971 as Hargreaves, Morley 117.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1973
114. ERB343H
West Yorkshire RC 2101, ERB343H, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1970 with Duple Viceroy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1979, Exhibition Square, York
115. EWR551H
Camping's of Brighton EWR551H, a Bedford VAM70 with Caeteno Cascais C45F body, new to Davenport's of Maltby in 1970. It appears to have acquired a 'Panorama' badge also somewhere along the way.
Photo taken Sunday 6 May 1973, Marine Parade, Brighton
116. GPT990H
General Omnibus 6, GPT990H, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent B45F bodywork.
Photo taken c.April 1971, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
117. GUP945H
Scarlet Band of West Cornforth 86, GUP945H, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent B48F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Redcar Racecourse
118. KPT582J
United AS 1172 KPT528J, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork. Allocated 1172 by United but not carrying when photographed in Bishop Auckland was this former Shaw Bros vehicle, it weighed in at 6 tons 3 cwt 2 quarters.
Photo taken April 1975, Bishop Auckland Market Place
119. KUP155J
Armstrong of Ebchester operated this Bedford VAM KUP155J, built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent DP45F bodywork, newly delivered when photographed.
Photo taken August 1970, Co. Durham
120. KUP232J
Turner's Coaches, Coatham, KUP232J, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1970 with Duple Midland DP45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1982, Warrenby (near Coatham)
121. LPT645J
General, Chester-le-Street, operated LPT645J, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent B45F bodywork, numbered 7 in the fleet.
Photo taken August 1972, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
122. RAR689J
RAR689J was a Bedford VAM70 with Van Hool Vistadome C45F body new to All Seasons Travel Agency, London W.2 in February 1971 after being an Arlington demonstrator from November 1970 and is seen at Stratford-upon-Avon.
Photo taken Saturday 10 April 1971, Stratford-upon-Avon
123. SDC27H
Gladwin Tours, Middlesbrough, 2, SDC27H, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1973, off West Lane, Middlesbrough
124. TPY924H
Saltburn MS 59, TPY924H, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent B48F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Saltburn MS Saltburn Garage
125. TPY924H
Cleveland Transit S353, TPY924H, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent II B48F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1974, Former Saltburn MS depot
126. TTY335H
Wansbeck Motor Services, Ashington, Bedford VAM70 TTY335H, built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent DP47F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Ripon Racecourse
127. VRM100H
Wright Bros, Nenthead, VRM100H, a Bedford VAM70 built 1970 with Plaxton Derwent DP47F bodywork. Waiting in Newcastle before the run to Alston.
Photo taken April 1972, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
128. WTE296H
Cadman of Thorne WTE296H is a Bedford VAM with Plaxton Panorama C41F coachwork acquired from Bibby's of Ingleton and still featuring that operator's colours.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1981, Stevensons Depot, Spath
129. KUP155J
Making its ownership pretty clear, KUP155J stands at the Burnhope terminus of the service from Stanley, formerly operated by Armstrong's of Ebchester. It was a Bedford VAM70 with Plaxton DP45F bodywork which had been new to Armstrong in 1971 and was acquired by Robert Fulton of Sacriston, along with the service, in 1974.
Photo taken 1974, Burnhope, War Memorial