SCT '61 Photo Index
Daimler Single Deckers
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Willowbrook advertising sent to the Trent Company circa 1949/50 when Derek worked in the Works Office.
Photo taken c.1949
West Midlands PTE 3451, BON451C, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LXSD built in 1965 with Marshall B37F bodywork. This had been new to Birmingham. Later Fleetline single deckers would have the more familiar SRG designation.
Photo taken April 1977, Dale End
Rear view of preserved Birmingham City Transport 3472, BON472C, a Daimler Fleetline with Marshall B37F body new in 1965
Photo taken Sunday 1 July 2012, North Weald
Birmingham became the first operator to run single deck Daimler Fleetlines when it took delivery of a batch with Marshall bodywork in 1965. Seen here is 3472, BON472C. The body seated 37 which was much lower than later examples which were designed as single deckers from the off rather than adapted double deck chassis as is the case here. Later examples would have the engine enclosed and be designated SRG (for Saloon rear Gardener) rather than the CRG of the double deck chassis.
Photo taken Saturday 1 December 2012, Manchester Museum of Transport
CARRIS (Lisbon) 73 (ID-82-14), a Daimler CVU6LX with UTIC B26T body, new in 1967 with B18T seating.
Photo taken October 1987, Praça da Figueira (?), Lisbon, Portugal
CARRIS (Lisbon) 68 (LB-59-38), a Daimler CVU6LX with UTIC B26T body, new in 1967 with B18T seating.
Photo taken October 1987, Praça do Comécio, Lisbon, Portugal
Darlington Borough Transport bought Roadliners in the mid sixties, then quickly turned to single deck Fleetlines when these became available. 27, VHN527G, of 1968 is a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LW with a 43 seat Roe body.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2009, at Elland Road, Leeds
Darlington Corporation 29, VHN529G, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LW built 1968 with Roe B43D bodywork.
Photo taken September 1973, Tubwell Row
Darlington Borough Transport 35, VHN535G, a 1968 Daimler Fleetline with Roe bodywork
Photo taken July 1969, Tubwell Row
Ulsterbus/Citybus 2787, AOI787, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX built in 1969/70 with Alexander (Belfast) B43D bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Donegall Square East, Belfast
Waiting in Crossfield Bus Station is Calderdale 110, KCP380G, a Daimler SRG6LX Fleetline with Pennine B45F body.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax
Seen in the somewhat grim surroundings of the bus park at Halifax Crossfield bus station is Halifax 112, KCP422G, a corporation owned 1969 Daimler Fleetline with Willowbrook 45 seat body. Next to it is 274, KCP874G, a Halifax Joint Committee AEC Reliance with Plaxton coach body also dating from 1969.
Photo taken Thursday 12 April 1973, parking adjacent to Crossfield Bus Station
Preserved Burton Corporation 103, MFA703G, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LW built in 1969 with Willowbrook B44F bodywork.
Photo taken Monday 21 April 2003, at Coors Bass Museum, Burton
Burton joined the trend to saloons in the late sixties when they bought Daimler Fleetline SRG6LW chassis, although later deliveries would revert to double deckers. Single deck Fleetline 103, MFA703G, carries Willowbrook bodywork and dates from 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 2011, Rowsley
East Staffordshire DC 104, MFA704G, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LW built in 1969 with Willowbrook B44F bodywork. This had been new to Burton Corporation.
Photo taken November 1977, Station Street, Burton
PMT 147, BEH147H, Alexander B40D bodied Daimler SRG6LX new in 1970 on route 61 to Stafford.
Photo taken Station Road, Stafford
Darlington 37, CHN737H, a 1970 Daimler Fleetline with Marshall bodywork.
Photo taken 1989, at Halifax
Darlington Corporation 41, CHN741H, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX built in 1970 with Marshall B48D bodywork
Photo taken October 1970, Darlington Market Place
Tayside Regional Council were the successors to Dundee Corporation who in 1970 took a batch of Daimler Fleetline single decks with Alexander W type B46D bodywork. By 1977 a number of these vehicles were already withdrawn with severe bodywork issues, but some were heavily rebuilt to try and remedy a noticeable rear end sag. 215 KTS215H was one such rebuild and is seen in Dundee city centre.
Photo taken Friday 12 August 1977, Dundee
Tayside Regional Council 232 KTS232H Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX built in 1970 with Alexander W B46D bodywork. This had been new to Dundee Corporation.
Photo taken July 1977, Dundee Depot
Rotherham Corporation bought Daimler Fleetlines from 1967 until it became part of South Yorkshire PTE in 1974. Most of these were Roe bodied double deckers however in 1970 a trio of Willowbrook bodied Fleetline saloons entered service. The first of these 169, NET169J, is seen wearing the unusual coffee and cream PTE livery and its PTE fleet number 69.
Photo taken Tuesday 13 May 1975, Leeds Central Bus Station
Leeds bought one batch of single deck Daimler Fleetlines in addition to large numbers of AEC Swifts in order to spread one man operation in the late sixties and early seventies. The Fleetline dated from 1970 and carried Park Royal bodywork. 1205, UNW205H, passes East End Park in 1971 while out of service.
Photo taken Friday 25 June 1971, East End Park
Leeds City Transport 1206, UNW206H, a 1970 Park Royal bodied Daimler Fleetline CRG6LXB/36. One of 30 similar vehicles, it is carrying the early version of the WYPTE livery which would date the photo to the mid 70s.
Photo taken mid 1970s
Leeds City Transport 1208, UNW208H, Daimler Fleetline SRG6LXB with Park Royal B48D body, new in 1970.
Photo taken 1972, Leeds Central Bus Station
Northern General 2716, KCN16J, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX built in 1971 with Alexander W B44D+23 bodywork.
Photo taken March 1971, Carliol Square, Newcastle
Northern General 2708, KCN8J, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX built in 1971 with Alexander W B44D+23 bodywork. The destination seemed to sum up the future for many companies.
Photo taken December 1971, Park Lane Bus Station, Sunderland
Mid Warwickshire Motors, Balsall Common, YAY701J, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX built in 1971 with Willowbrook B50F bodywork. This had been acquired in October 1978 and had been new to the Road Transport Industry Training Board, so had probably been well cared for.
Photo taken August 1980, Balsall Common
Northern General 2802, LCN502K, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX built in 1972 with Willowbrook B44D bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Carliol Square, Newcastle
Citybus 2944, LCN518K, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX built in 1972 with Willowbrook B45D bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Belfast
Darlington Borough Transport 50, NHN250K, a 1972 Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX with Roe dual door 48 seat bodywork. The bus was some 22 years old when seen in 1994 just prior to the undertaking being taken over by Stagecoach.
Photo taken June 1994, West Row
Darlington bought a number of batches of single deck Fleetlines with bodywork by both Marshall and Roe. Seen in a wet Darlington centre is 57, NHN257K, a 1972 Roe bodied bodied example
Photo taken June 1994, Prebend Row/Priestgate Corner
Northampton 19, UNH19L, a Daimler Fleetline with Willowbrook B45D body, new in April 1973, part of a batch of 20.
Photo taken 1985, Northampton