SCT '61 Photo Index
Ford
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1. JR1792
JR1792, new c.1934 but no further details known
Photo taken Hexham Bus Station
2. SN6524
Believed to be the only surviving Ford BB bus, David Lawson 62, SN6524, was first licensed in January 1935. It carried a 14-seat body by James Martin of Kirkintilloch and was one of six BBs for Lawson in that year, three buses and three coaches. When Lawson’s were taken over by Alexander’s in 1938 it was allocated fleetnumber O21 but was soon withdrawn as it was considered non-standard.
Photo taken Saturday 15 August 2015, SVBM Lathalmond
3. NLG586
Ford Thames NLG586, a Fordson ET6 with a Bellhouse Hartwell C30F body and was new to Parkside Hospital, Macclesfield in 1950.
4. OVH978
Hanson, Huddersfield 353, OVH978, an April 1959 Ford 570E with a Plaxton Consort IV C41F body has just arrived at the Coliseum Bus Station in Blackpool.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1964, Coliseum Bus Station, Blackpool
5. PCX130
Bottomley, Huddersfield PCX130 was a Ford Thames 570E with a Plaxton Consort IV C41F body new in 1959 and is seen at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
6. PCX131
Bottomley, Huddersfield PCX131 was one of two Ford 570Es with Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodies new in 1959 and was seen at Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
7. WFG192
Baddeley, Holmfirth 66, WFG192, was a Ford Thames 570E with a Burlingham Seagull 59 C41F body which had been new in June 1959 to Fleming, Anstruther.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
8. WFH26
Seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton and sure to win the first prize in the beauty parade in the British Coach Rally was this Burlingham Seagull 59 C41F bodied Ford 570E, WFH26, from Ivory, Tetbury.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
9. 3759FH
Valley Motor Services, Bishop's Castle acquired 3759FH in May 1970 from Glevum, Glloucester. It was a Ford 570E with a Burlingham Seagull 60 C41F body new in 1960 and is seen in Shrewsbury.
Photo taken early 1971, Barker Street Bus Station, Shrewsbury
10. 3856UB
Moore & Cartwright, contractor, Norton-on-Tees, 3856UB Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1960 with Duple Yeoman C41F bodywork.
Photo taken January 1972, Stockton-on-Tees
11. 426HOX
Howard's Tours of Whitby 426HOX, a Ford Thames Trader 570E with Duple Trooper bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Parking area near cricket ground, Guisborough
12. 529BGW
William Press, contractor, CH69, 529BGW, a Ford Thames Trader 570E with Duple Yeoman C41F bodywork. New to Timpson, London SE6, this was providing staff transport for work at British Steel in Redcar.
Photo taken December 1971, Redcar
13. 9105RE
9105RE was a Ford Thames was a 570E model with a Burlingham Seagull 60 C41F body and was number 5 in the Green Bus, Rugeley fleet having been new to them in March 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 22 March 1964, Elmore Lane Depot, Rugeley
14. FSS929
Highland Omnibus T2, FSS929, Ford Thames 570E with Duple Northern bodywork, new to Stark, Dunbar and seen here on hire to Eastern Scottish.
Photo taken 1965, West Lane, Pitlochry
15. HJC444
Previously operated by Creams of Llandudno, HJC444 is a Ford Thames 570E with Burlingham C41F coachwork, new in 1960, is seen here with Bassett Coachways of Tittensor, Staffordshire. it had been re-powered with a Leyland O400 unit.
Photo taken Friday 1 June 1979, Depot, Tittensor
16. SSA471
Highland Omnibuses T14, SSA471, a 1960 Ford 570E with Duple Yeoman body, was new to Simpson, Rosehearty, and reached Highland in 1967 via Alexander (Northern). It was originally C41F, but was converted for one-man operation by Highland, losing two seats in the process.
Photo taken June 1968
17. XXT522
A Timpson & Sons XXT523 and XXT522, 1960 Ford 570Es with Duple Yeoman C41F body. From new these coaches were in Bourne & Balmer livery and were photographed outside the Bourne & Balmer Coach Station in Dingwall Road, East Croydon. This lovely building was demolished and replaced with an office block with a tunnel underneath which became the coach station.
Photo taken Dingwall Road, East Croydon
18. 335BWB
Dating from 1961, Plaxton C41F coachwork was carried by 335, 335BWB, this Ford Thames 570E of Sheffield United Tours seen at the garage at Charlotte Road.
Photo taken Saturday 26 October 1963, Charlotte Road Garage, Sheffield
19. 3377PT
Trimdon Motor Services, Trimdon Grange, 3377PT, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built 1961 with Duple Yeoman C41F bodywork. Loading at West Hartlepool bus station for the return run to Sedgefield.
Photo taken mid 1960s, West Hartlepool Bus Station
20. 4128UR
Hylton Castle Coaches, Sunderland, 4128UR, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1961/2 with Duple Yeoman C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, West Dyke Road, Redcar
21. 526BGW
526BGW, seen in the off-white and red livery adopted by Timpson, London S.E.6 in 1966, was a Ford 570E with a Duple Yeoman C41F body, one of six new in 1961. 525-527 BGW were C41F and 528-530 BGW were C37F. This one passed to Rentower, Bedford in June 1970.
22. 535CYU
Timpsons of Catford, SE1, 535CYU, one of six 1961 Ford Thames Trader with Duple 'Yeoman' C41F coachwork, seen at Victoria Coach Station in July 1966.
Photo taken Saturday 30 July 1966, Victoria Coach Station, London
23. 6517NC
6517NC of Calver Tours, Teesside was a Plaxton C41F bodied Ford 570E.
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1971, Depot
24. 6DOG
Elcock & Prince, Ironbridge acquired 6DOG from its original operator Harper, Birmingham in March 1968. Seen at Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, it was a Ford 570E with a Duple Yeoman C41F body dating from 1961.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
25. 715COM
1961 Ford Thames/Duple Yeoman coach 715COM, new to Allenways, Birmingham, it is now beautifully restored in the livery of Den Caney, Birmingham.
Photo taken Sunday 22 September 2013, Long Marton
26. 878WTW
Highland Omnibuses T15, 873WTW, a 1961 Ford 570E with Duple Yeoman C41F body, was possibly a Ford demonstrator before working for Trimdon Motor Services and Drysdale of Cupar, arriving at Highland via Alexander Fife in 1968.
Photo taken June 1968, location not recorded, possibly near Kinlochewe
27. 8848WY
West Yorkshire RCC CF1, 8848WY, was a Ford Thames 570E with Duple Yeoman C41F body, dating from 1961 when it entered service with Waterhouse of Crawshawbooth. It was sold to Samuel Ledgard in 1963 and passed to WYRCC after the takeover in October 1967 and withdrawn in 1969.
Photo taken circa 1967-69, Bridlington Railway Station
28. GHD215
Ford were the last big company to offer full size PSV chassis only doing so from the late fifties. One of the early purchasers of the marque was suprisingly Yorkshire Woollen who took a small batch with Duple coachwork in 1961. 871, GHD215, shows Yorkshire Woollen's gothic script fleetname used on coaches. It is a Ford Thames 570E and has recently returned to the rally scene after further restoration
Photo taken Saturday 13 October 2012, Pudsey
29. GHD215
A rear view of Yorkshire Woollen 871, GHD215, a 1961 Ford Thames with Duple bodywork. The joint Thames-Duple name plate is of interest as is the rear emergency exit. This coach was a popular alternative amongst independents to the Bedford/Duple combination
Photo taken Saturday 13 October 2012, Pudsey
30. GHD215
A line up of Yorkshire Woollen District vehicles at Dewsbury Bus Museum Open Day. From the left they are 871, GHD215, a 1961 Duple C41F bodied Ford Thames Trader 570E, 893, GHD765, a 1962 MCW bodied Leyland Titan PD3A/1 & 622, HD7905, a 1948 Brush B34F bodied Leyland Tiger PS1.
Photo taken Sunday 18 November 2012, Havelock Street, Ravensthorpe, near Dewsbury Bus Museum
31. HBF664
Seen in Donnington is Greatrex, Stafford 117, HBF664, a Ford 570E with a Duple Yeoman C41F body new in June 1961.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
32. PCK199
Turner's Coaches, Coatham, PCK199, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1961 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1971, Fisherman's Square, Redcar
33. TVH244
Hanson, Huddersfield 366, TVH244, was a Ford Thames 570E with a Plaxton Embassy C41F body new in 1961 and is posed with Wembley Stadium in the background.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
34. TVH650
Bottomley, Huddersfield TVH650 was a Ford Thames 570E with a Plaxton Embassy C41F body new in April 1961 and is seen here at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
35. VFR632
Nova Coaches ?? VFR632, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1961 with Harrington Crusader C41F bodywork. New to Slack of Blackpool but not sure who the operator was when photographed.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racecourse
36. YDK795
Carr's of Silksworth YDK795, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1961 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 12 April 1981, opposite Weardale Motor Services garage, Frosterley
37. 105DLL
105DLL a Ford 570E with Duple Northern C41F body new in 1962 to Barnard & Barnard trading as Lewis of Farnborough and photographed in their yard at Green Street Green, Farnborough. Kent. One of a batch of 10 vehicles, 2 more can be seen in the background. Barnard & Barnard were also a dealer.
Photo taken Sunday 7 March 1965, Green Street Green, Farnborough, Kent
38. 252BNW
West Yorkshire RCC CF1, 8848WY, was a Ford Thames 570E with Duple Yeoman C41F body, dating from 1961 when it entered service with Waterhouse of Crawshawbooth. It was sold to Samuel Ledgard in 1963 and passed to WYRCC after the takeover in October 1967 and withdrawn in 1969.
Photo taken circa 1967-69, Bridlington Railway Station
39. 3136MX
Sargeants Brothers, Kington, 3136MX, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1962 with Duple Yeoman C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Hay-on-Wye
40. 533CYU
Timpson, Catford 533CYU was a Ford 570E with a Duple Yeoman C41F body new in March 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964
41. 672CVA
Primrose Coaches (Graham), Winlaton Mill, 672CVA, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1962 with Burlingham Seagull 62 C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar Racecourse
42. 922DLK
J Clubb of Wilmington, Kent 922DLK, one of three 1962 Ford 'Thames Trader' 570E with Duple 'Yeoman' coachwork.
Photo taken Wednesday 28 July 1965, Greencroft Coach Park, Eastbourne
43. PCP735
Hebble 52, PCP735, a Ford Thames Trader with Duple C41F body new in 1962, seen here on hire to Wallace Arnold.
Photo taken 1965, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
44. VVH189
Hanson, Huddersfield 371, VVH189, was a Ford Thames 570E with Plaxton Embassy C41F body new in April 1962 and is seen at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
45. VVH191
Hanson, Huddersfield 372, VVH191, a Ford Thames 570E with a Plaxton Embassy C41F body new in April 1962 is seen here at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
46.
An unidentified Dartford Tunnel cycle bus at one of the loading ramps, one of a fleet of five Ford Thames Traders with Strachans bodies seating 33 upstairs and carrying 23 bikes downstairs. They entered service in November 1963 and ran through the tunnel largely empty until October 1965 when they were replaced by a Land-Rover with trailer, on call for use as required. The five were registered 526FJJ to 530FJJ.
Photo taken early 1960s
47. 19LMJ
Dover, Houghton-le-Spring, 19LMJ, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1963 with Duple Trooper C41F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racecourse
48. 248PH
Surrey Motors, Sutton 50, 248PH, new in May 1963 and seen at Ascot races was a Ford Thames 570E which had a Harrington Crusader III C41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
49. 307NBF
Churchbridge Motor Services, Cannock 41, 307NBF, a Ford Thames 570E with a Duple Northern Firefly C41F body, seen at Ascot races, had been new to them in April 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
50. 528FJJ
Dartford Tunnel cycle bus 528FJJ, one of a fleet of five Ford Thames Traders with Strachans bodies seating 33 upstairs and carrying 23 bikes downstairs, in the yard of Don Everall after withdrawal.
Photo taken c.1966, Don Everall's, Wolverhampton
51. 530FJJ
Rear view of Dartford Tunnel cycle bus 530FJJ, a Ford Thames Trader with Strachans body with 33 seats upstairs and room for 23 bikes downstairs
Photo taken Dartford Bus Garage, Priory Road, Dartford
52. 7284LG
Georgeson & Moore, Scalloway, Shetland, 7284LG, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1963 with Plaxton Embassy II C41F bodywork. This had been new to Roberts, Crewe.
Photo taken August 1973, Esplanade, Lerwick, Shetland
53. CVS599
CVS599 was a Ford 400E (L05B:15cwt petrol) with a Martin Walter B11C body in the fleet of Millport Motors, new to them in 1963.
Photo taken Monday 10 August 1964, Millport
54. GSS808
An atmospheric shot of Highland Omnibuses T1, GSS804, a 1963 Ford 570E with Duple (N) Firefly C41F body, which was new to Stark, Dunbar and reached Highland via Scottish Omnibuses in 1964.
Photo taken June 1968, probably Kyle of Lochalsh
55. YWC986
Thurgood C28F bodywork was carried by Ford 530E YWC986 in the fleet of Super, Upminster in whose yard it is seen. It had been new in February 1963. It passed to Finchley Coaches, London N.20 in January 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 15 November 1964, St. Mary's Lane, Upminster
56. APT137B
New to Gardiner, Spennymoor in 1964 APT137B had passed to Foster, Ellesmere Port in 1966. Seen at Wembley Stadium it was a Harrington Crusader IV C41F bodied Ford Thames 570E
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1970, London Wembley Stadium
57. ARA534B
A quite rare coach in the fleet of Booth & Fisher ltd. of Halfway was this Harrington "Legionaire" C49F bodied Ford 676E new in July 1964, ARA534B.
Photo taken Friday 20 April 1973, Depot, Halfway
58. BCX491B
Hanson's, Huddersfield 388, BCX491B, a Ford Thames 570E with Duple (Northern) Firefly C37F body, new in 1964, and withdrawn in 1970.
Photo taken May 1966
59. DNO271B
Two vehicles in the W.C.French fleet, RC4641, 1937 AEC Regent with post-war Willowbrook L55R body, ex-Trent, and DNO271B based on a Ford Thames Trader lorry chassis.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1964, Seaway Car Park, Southend
60. EPT938B
RSN505 was a Ford 570E with a Duple Northern Firefly C41F body new in 1962 with Barrie, Balloch. Seen here in Scarborough as a mobile home and masquerading as "RSN505" is EPT 938B which was a Ford 570E with a Plaxton Embassy C41F body new in November 1964 to Trimdon Motor Services.
Photo taken Thursday 7 August 1975, Scarborough
61. EPT943B
Former Trimdon Motor Services EPT943B, in service with Premier Travel, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1964 with Plaxton Embassy IV C41F bodywork.
Photo taken 1968/9, High Street, Haverhill
62. GMF178B
Richard Hardie of Chester-le-Street operated this, GMF178B, a Ford Thames with Duple Marauder C52F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Teesside
63. BJX54C
Hebble Motor Services 54, BJX54C, was a Ford Thames 570E with Plaxton C41F bodywork purchased in 1965. One of a handful of lightweight coaches purchased betwwen 1962 and 1965, subsequent coach purchases reverted to mainly AEC Reliances.
Photo taken either 1968 or 1969, Coliseum Coach Station, Blackpool
64. CUK508C
LEG Motors of Bishop Auckland were using CUK508C as a recovery vehicle. A Ford Thames 676E built in 1965 with Plaxton Panorama bodywork and seating for 12. This had been new to Everall of Wolverhampton as C52F.
Photo taken April 1982, A68 near West Auckland
65. CUM495C
P McCabe, Douglas Water, CUM495C, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1965 with Duple Firefly C41F bodywork. New to Wallace Arnold, this was finding more work north of the border.
Photo taken June 1971, Girvan
66. ECX111C
Hanson's of Huddersfield 393, ECX111C, a Ford Thames 570E with Plaxton Panorama C37F body, new in 1965.
67. ECX111C
Rear view of Hanson's of Huddersfield 393, ECX111C, a Ford Thames 570E with Plaxton Panorama C37F body, new in 1965.
Photo taken Upperhead Row bus station, Huddersfield
68. EPM134C
This Ford R226, new in 1965, with Duple C52F body was operated by Walwyn, Maidenhead.
Photo taken Saturday 6 November 1965, Horse Guards Avenue, London Whitehall
69. EUE736C
De Luxe, Mancetter EUE736C was a Ford Thames 570E with a Duple C41F body new in the month in which the photograph was taken at Ascot racecourse.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
70. FWT777C
Haigh's Tours, Wyke FWT777C, a Ford Thames 570E with Plaxton Panorama C41F body, new in 1965.
71. HRO657C
HRO657C of Thamesmead Motor Services, London S.E.9 seen at Victoria Coach Station was a Harrington Legionnaire II C52F bodied Ford 676E, one of three new to Cronshaw, London N.W.9 in May 1965. It had been acquired in June 1972 from Smith, Basingstoke and passed to the Divine Light Mission, London S.E.22 in May 1974.
Photo taken Saturday 29 July 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
72. JNK681C
Capital Coaches, London W.1 had this Harrington Legionnaire II C52F bodied Ford 676E Thames, JNK681C, which was new in April 1965 and it is seen at Storeys Gate in London.
Photo taken Saturday 12 June 1965, London Storeys Gate
73. JPP791C
Wesley, Stoke Goldington 118, JPP791C, was a Ford 676E with a Plaxton C52F body seen at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 13 March 1971, Wembley Stadium
74. SRE175C
SRE175C, a Ford Thames Trader 676E built in 1965 with Duple Marauder C52F bodywork. This had been new to Winkle, Willenhall, but the current operator was unidentified.
Photo taken April 1981, Station Car Park, Bridlington
75. ESP292D
Highland Omnibuses T16, ESP292D, a 1966 Ford R192 with Duple (N) Viscount C45F body, was new to Drysdale, Cupar, reaching Highland via Alexander Fife in 1968.
Photo taken June 1968, Inverness Bus Station
76. FVA461D
Bleanch, Hetton-le-Hole, FVA461D a Ford R192 built in 1966 with Duple Empress C45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Guisborough
77. GPM818D
Austin, Stafford 111, GPM818D was a Ford R226 with a Duple Mariner C52F body new in 1966 which had been acquired in January 1968 from Jenner, Lamberhurst.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
78. KUK720D
West Midlands PTE 720N, KUK720D, a Ford R226 built in 1966 with Strachan B52D bodywork. New to Wolverhampton Corporation and an uncommon choice by a municipal operator.
Photo taken September 1973, Wolverhampton Bus Station
79. LRU538F
LRU538F was an early import of continental bodywork, albeit as a secondhand vehicle. This Jonckheere C45F bodied Ford R226 had been new in 1966 to Munda, Ostende registered 5774P. It was imported in 1968 by Excelsior, Bournemouth and entered service with them in July being seen here at Victoria Coach Station on hire to Royal Blue.
Photo taken Saturday 26 June 1971, London Victoria Coach Station
80. LRU538F
Walker, Broughty Ferry LRU538F, seen in Lots Road, London S.W.10 was a Ford R226 with a Jonckheere C45F body which had been new in 1966 as 5774P with Munda, Ostend.
Photo taken Saturday 28 July 1973, Lots Road, London
81. NPT303D
Trimdon MS NPT303D, a Ford R192 built in 1966 with Strachan B44F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1968, Hartlepool Bus Station
82. NPT306D
Trimdon Motor Services Ford R192 NPT306D, built in 1966 with Strachan B44F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Darlington
83. FNM225E
Not quite what it seems. This is not from the Isle of Man but from Super Coaches, Upminster whose Plaxton Panorama I C52F bodied Ford R226 ran with the incorrect registration number at the front for some considerable time. Its correct registration was FNM225E.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 May 1968, Epsom Downs
84. FNM533E
Best's of Wembley FNM533E, a Ford R226 with Plaxton Panorama I C52F body, new in 1967.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
85. FRF547E
Austin, Stafford 110, FRF547E, a Ford R192 with a Duple Viceroy C45F body was new to him in June 1967.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
86. J30483
A rear view of Jersey Motor Transport 42, J30483, Ford R192 Willowbrook B44F and 38, J4556, Ford R192 Plaxton Derwent II B48F clearly showing the difference in width, the 8' 0" wide one requiring front and rear marker boards.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 May 1973, Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
87. J33361
Redline, St. Helier 16, J33361, seen at Jersey Airport was a Ford Transit with a Ford 11 seat body acquired in May 1971 from Davis Bros St. Helier, a Non-P.S.V. Operator.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Jersey Airport
88. J43159
Seen in St. Helier is Jersey Motor Transport 35, J43159, a Ford R192 with a Plaxton Derwent II B48F body which had been new to Trimdon Motor Services as WPT795F and which was transferred in June 1971.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 May 1973, Esplanade, St. Helier
89. J4556
Jersey Motor Transport 38, J4556, was a Ford R192 with a Plaxton Derwent B48F body was seen in St. Aubins.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, St. Aubins
90. J4556
A rear view of Jersey Motor Transport 42, J30483, Ford R192 Willowbrook B44F and 38, J4556, Ford R192 Plaxton Derwent II B48F clearly showing the difference in width, the 8' 0" wide one requiring front and rear marker boards.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 May 1973, Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
91. LPM4E
Dengate of Beckley LPM4E, a Ford 570E with Willowbrook B42F body, new in 1967 to Davies, Rye.
Photo taken Wednesday 15 July 1970, Wellington Square, Hastings
92. OAB436E
Ashley, Dawley OAB436E was a Ford R192 with a Duple Viceroy C45F body which had been new in 1967 to Woodstones, Kidderminster and which was acquired in February 1970.
Photo taken early 1971
93. ONU885E
Glossop Carriage Co ONU885E, a Ford R192 built in 1967 with Duple Empress C45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1974, Redcar Racecourse
94. SAB495F
Smith, Donnington Wood SAB495F was a Ford R192 with a Duple Viceroy C45F body acquired in April 1970 from Woodstones, Kidderminster.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
95. VPT633E
Trimdon Motor Services VPT633E, a Ford R192 with a Plaxton Derwent II B48F body.
Photo taken Wednesday 2 August 1967, High Street, Stockton-on-Tees
96. VUP146F
Trimdon Motor Services VUP146F, a Ford R192 built in 1967 with Plaxton Derwent B48F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, High Street, Stockton
97. VUP149F
Trimdon MS VUP149F, a Ford R192 built in 1967 with Plaxton Derwent B48F bodywork. VUP149F was transferred to Jersey M.T. in 1972 becoming number 15, registered J47918 when that business fell to common ownership with TMS.
Photo taken July 1968, Bishop Auckland Market Place
98. WPT796F
WPT796F was a Ford R192 with Plaxton B48F bodywork, one of three which were new to Trimdon Motor Services in September 1967. Following the acquisition in 1970 of Jersey Motor Transport by Bob Lewis (who already owned TMS) and the relaxation of Jersey's strict 7'6" width limit, this was one of eight Ford's transferred to Jersey from the mainland in 1971, followed by two more the next year. This bus was re-registered J43161 on Jersey.
Photo taken c.1968, Bishop Auckland, Market Place
99. WPT796F
Trimdon Motor Services, Trimdon Grange, WPT796F, a Ford R192 built in 1967 with Plaxton Derwent B48F bodywork.
Photo taken February 1970, High Street, Stockton
100. BPT989F
Ponderosa Coaches, Newton Aycliffe??, BPT989F, a Ford Transit built in 1968 with Custom M12 bodywork.
Photo taken November 1972, Darlington, Park Street area partway through redevelopment.
101. CNO748G
Partridge CNO748G, Ford / Plaxton. Ex Suttons.
Photo taken 1981, Ipswich
102. HST49F
With a view to converting further services to OMO, Highland Omnibuses took delivery of two Ford R192s with Willowbrook B45F bodies in May 1968, to be followed by two more in the September of the same year. One of the earlier pair, T18, HST49F, is seen at Fort William Bus Station wearing a new (short-lived) version of the livery introduced that year but replaced in 1970 by peacock blue and poppy red. All four lasted until 1981.
Photo taken c.1969, Fort William Bus Station
103. KSD550F
Valley Motors, Bishop's Castle, KSD550F, a Ford R192 built in 1968 with Willowbrook DP45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Bishop's Castle
104. LNF767G
The heavier traffic at the Romford end of the Thames Weald route was catered for by using a larger vehicle, passengers going beyond Dartford changing there into a minibus. Bedford/Plaxton HMK140B transfers its passengers to Ford Transit LNF767G outside Dartford Library, while LT RT838, JXN216, passes on route 96.
Photo taken Dartford Library
105. NPM315F
G P Coaches, Longton, NPM315F, a Ford R226 built in 1968 with Strachans bodywork.
Photo taken June 1973, Redcar Racecourse
106. NPM324F
Evan Evans (according to my notes), Woburn of London WC1 (according to Bus Lists on the Web), NPM324F, a Ford R226 with Strachans 53-seater body, new in 1968. A cold and dull day at the 1968 Blackpool Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
107. PTX987F
Chambers PTX987F, Ford / Willowbrook B53F, new to Bebb, Llantwit Fardre, in 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 10 March 1973, Colchester Bus Station
108. CAN408H
The first examples of Caetano coachwork in this country were two Ford chassis imported not by Moseley but by Ford dealer John Willment (Twickenham) Ltd, Rugby Road, Twickenham, Middlesex. CAN408H was imported in May 1967. This Ford R226 with a C53F body entered service with Hounslow Coaches in August 1969.
109. FPT589G
Trimdon Motor Services FPT589G, a Ford R192 built in 1969 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1969, High Street, Stockton
110. FPT660G
Trimdon Motor Services FPT660G, a Ford R192 built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork.
Photo taken January 1972, Darlington
111. HJM151H
Robinson of Appleby (Elliott) HJM151H, a Ford R226 built in 1969 with Duple Viceroy 37 C53F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Darlington
112. OSN876G
Garelochhead Motor Services 81, OSN876G, a Ford R192 built in 1969 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Garelochhead MS Depot
113. TKL201H
Thames Weald was one of the most idiosyncratic operators on the fringes of the London Area. The basic route, from Sevenoaks and Gravesend to Romford was so devised that for much of the way it used roads not served by any other operator, thus giving no one an opportunity to object to the licence. Very lightly trafficked it was mainly worked by minibuses, as Ford Transit TKL201H, seen here at Sevenoaks.
Photo taken Sevenoaks
114. WJW964G
Hilliard, Accrington entered WJW964G in the 1969 Blackpool Coach Rally and it is seen here at his garage some six years later, still in pristine condition. It was a Ford Transit with a Walker Fineline C12F body.
Photo taken Monday 14 April 1975, Accrington
115. BHN595H
Browning, Darlington, BHN595H, a Ford R192 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Darlington
116. DHN655J
Browning, Darlington, DHN655J, a Ford R192 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1973, Darlington
117. EBJ143J
Bickers EBJ143J, Ford R192 / Willowbrook B45F, new to Bickers in September 1970.
Photo taken July 1972, Ipswich
118. GRB605H
Stewart, Dalkeith GRB605H, a Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F bodied Ford R226, is seen in Semley Place and is about to enter Victoria Coach Station on hire to Samuelson New Transport who have sub-hired it to East Kent.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1973, Semley Place, outside Victoria Coach Station, London
119. HVW798H
  On hire to Trimdon Motor Services, Trimdon Grange, HVW798H was a Ford R226 with a Willowbrook B53D body, new in June 1970, which was on its second period of hire from Ford (3/72 to c.7/72) and is seen in Stockton High Street.
Photo taken Thursday 20 April 1972, Stockton High Street
120. JEP551H
Trevor Jones & Sons, Llanidloes, JEP551H, a Ford Transit built in 1970 with C12 seating. A rather neglected area of bus operation, this was typical of many peoples experience of trips and outings. The Transit minibus was the workhorse for many operators large and small.
Photo taken July 1978, Llanidloes
121. KEF239H
Bee-Line Roadways, Middlesbrough, KEF239H, a Ford R226 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1970, Eston, Middlesbrough
122. KPO311J
Wylde & Edwards (North Downs), Orpington 11, KPO311J, seen at Altyre Road, East Croydon at the terminus of the 853 route to Orpington, was the last of four Ford Transits with Strachan B16F bodies new between April and October 1970.
Photo taken Saturday 1 April 1972, Altyre Road, East Croydon
123. KUP498J
Martindale of Ferryhill KUP498J, a Ford R226 built in 1970 with Duple Viceroy 37 C53F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
124. RXG809H
Rennison's Tours, Stockton-on-Tees, RXG809H, a Ford R192 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1970, Stockton-on-Tees garage
125. RXG810H
Kings Coaches, Middlesbrough, RXG810H, a Ford R192 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1982, Linthorpe garage, Middlesbrough
126. RXG822H
Begg's Coaches of Middlesbrough, RXG822H, a Ford R192 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Tynemouth Castle
127. SVN51H
Maude's Coaches, Barnard Castle, SVN51H, a Ford R226 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1981, Harmire Road, Barnard Castle
128. SXG789H
Rennison's Tours of Stockton-On-Tees SXG789H, a Caetano C45F bodied coach on Ford R192 chassis new in May 1970.
Photo taken Thursday 7 October 1971, Kings Road, Harrogate
129. TAW432J
Valley Motors, Bishops Castle, TAW432J, a Ford R192 built in 1970 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Barker Street Bus Station, Shrewsbury
130. UJU111H
M A Hargreaves, Morley 111, UJU111H, a Ford R192 built in 1970 with Caetano Cascais C45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar Racecourse
131. VSN691J
Garelochhead Coach Services 94, VSN691J, a Ford R192 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork. It was new in December 1970 and is seen at Feorlin Way in the Bendarroch housing scheme, the terminus of the service from Helensburgh.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Garelochhead, Bendarroch
132. YHA320J
Silver Service (Woolliscroft), Matlock, 56, YHA320J, a Ford R192 built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent II B45F bodywork. This had been new as Midland Red 6320.
Photo taken June 1981, Matlock Garage
133. YHA388J
YHA388J, a Ford R192 built in 1970/1 with Plaxton Derwent B27F bodywork (shortened in 1978/9). New as Midland Red 6388 (Class M2) but had been sold on when photographed
Photo taken April 1987, Marton Road, Middlesbrough
134. ANG858J
French Kier Construction operated this Ford lorry (ANG858J, ca 1971) with Marshall bodywork to provide very basic staff transport.
Photo taken August 1980, Union Terrace Coach Park, York
135. HHN900K
Scott's Greys of Darlington, HHN900K, a Ford R226 built in 1971/2 with Duple Viceroy 37 C53F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Darlington
136. JWR893J
Premier (Harold Wilson) of Stainforth operated JWR893J, a Ford R192 with Willowbrook DP45F bodywork which was new in May 1971. It is pictured at the depot with Yeates Pegasus bodied Bedford SB5, 568DNG, parked behind.
Photo taken c.1973, Premier Depot, East Lane, Stainforth
137. MUP694J
Valley Motors, Bishops Castle, MUP694J, a Ford R192 built in 1971 with Willowbrook B46F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Barker Street Bus Station, Shrewsbury
138. MUP697J
Trimdon MS MUP697J, a Ford R192 built in 1971 with Willowbrook B46F bodywork. Unloading route T69 on a quiet Sunday morning.
Photo taken July 1973, Bishop Auckland Market Place
139. RXJ127J
Wallace Arnold did not only operate luxury coaches, RXJ127J was a Ford Transit from 1971 with Williams Deansgate C12F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1973, Thirsk Racecourse
140. SGS552K
SGS552K, a Ford R192 new in September 1971 with a Duple C45F body to Lawson, Methven, converted to a motorhome in 1985, but still with original running gear and front of bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 28 July 2013, Classic Camper Club, National Rally, Shipston On Stour
141. URU32J
Excelsior Group, Bournemouth, URU32J, a Ford R192 built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C41F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Guisborough off Rectory Lane
142. UUJ444J
Elcock & Prince, Ironbridge UUJ444J, seen at Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, was a Ford R192 with a Willowbrook DP45F body new in March 1971.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
143. VUX576K
Valley Motors, Bishop's Castle, VUX576K, a Ford R192 built in 1971 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Barker Street bus station, Shrewsbury
144. VVN108J
Burrell's Coaches, Newsham, VVN108J, a Ford R192 built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C45F bodywork. This had been new to Smith of Dalton (near Thirsk).
Photo taken early 1980s, Galgate, Barnard Castle
145. XAW915K
Valley Motors, Bishop's Castle, XAW915K, a Ford R192 built in 1971 with Willowbrook B48F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Bishop's Castle
146. YHA309J
Between October 1970 and March 1971 Midland Red, Smethwick put 100 Ford R192s into service with Plaxton Derwent II B45F bodies and 6309, YHA309J, was seen in Ludlow.
Photo taken Thursday 5 August 1971, Ludlow
147. YHA360J
Midland Red 6360, YHA360J, a Class F1 Ford R192 built in 1971 with Plaxton Derwent II B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Stratford on Avon
148. YHA361J
Former Midland Red 361, YHA361J, a shortened Ford R192 with Plaxton bodywork with an unknown owner when photographed here.
Photo taken Sunday 2 October 2005, an industrial estate near Marsh Barton. Exeter
149. YHA363J
Midland Red surprisingly bought a large fleet of Plaxton bodied Ford R192 chassis in the early seventies. Seen in Leicester is 6363, YHA363J, a 1971 example.
Photo taken Friday 15 May 1981, Charles Street, Leicester
150. YNR506J
Astill and Jordan of Ratby near Leicester ran a service from their home village to Leicester. They bought both new and second hand vehicles - bought new in 1971 was this Ford R192, YNR506J, with locally built Willowbrook bodywork
Photo taken Saturday 13 October 1979, St Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester
151. AAW671K
Valley Motors, Bishop's Castle, AAW671K a Ford R192 built in 1972 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Bishop's Castle
152. AFV214L
Seen in Wigan at the start of the National Coach Rally was AFV241L, a Ford R226 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C53F body of Smiths Atalanta, Blackpool.
Photo taken Saturday 7 April 1973, Wigan
153. ANM136L
ANM136L was a Ford R226 with a Plaxton Elite Express III body belonging to Dell, Chesham which is seen in one of the coach parks at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 14 April 1973, Wembley Stadium
154. DDC105K
Greenpeace DDC105K, a Ford R192 built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II bodywork. Taken in Middlesbrough but still very much on home territory as this had been new to Begg, Thornaby
Photo taken May 1984, Middlesbrough
155. GSK291L
Dunnet, Keiss, operated GSK291L, a Ford R192 with Willowbrook C45F bodywork which was new in November 1972.
Photo taken c.1973, High Street, Wick
156. GUT339L
Willowbrook demonstrators '1973' and GUT339L seen at the 13th National Coach Rally at Gynn Square in Blackpool were a Ford R192 or R1014 with an '002' Expressway body and a Mercedes-Benz 0302 with an '007' body.
Photo taken Sunday 8 April 1973, parking off Queen's Promenade, Gynn Square, Blackpool
157. HHA174L
Primrose Valley of Filey were running a selection of lightweight buses and coaches in the early eighties. Seen at the depot is former Midland Red Ford R1014, 174, HHA174L with Plaxton Derwent 45 seat body. New to Midland Red in 1972 it was acquired by Primrose Valley some 7 years later.
Photo taken Tuesday 26 June 1984, Filey
158. JHS228K
Paton Bros JHS228K, a Ford 1014 with Willowbrook C45F bodywork, stands in the sunshine at the depot after coming off service on the Paisley to Renfrew Ferry route. It was bought new by Patons in June 1972 and passed to Western SMT with the company in August 1979 although it was never operated by them. It eventually became a caravan and was licensed until 1994.
Photo taken c.1974, Paton's depot, Tower Garage, Ferry Road, Renfrew
159. NEK19K
Seen whilst passing through York, on delivery from Plaxton's at Scarborough, is Smith, Wigan NEK19K, a Ford R226 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F body, one of ten new that year.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, St Leonards Place, York
160. PNO684K
Seen in Battersea Park, London was PNO684K, a Ford R226 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F body, numbered 32 in the fleet of Osborne, Tollesbury.
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1972, London Battersea Park
161. UOO659L
Seen in the demonstration park at Earls Court during the 1972 Commercial Motor Show was Ford demonstrator UOO659L which was an R192 with a Plaxton Elite Express III C45F body.
Photo taken Friday 22 September 1972, London Earls Court
162. VNE533L
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, VNE533L, a Ford Transit built in 1972 with Ford Deansgate 12 seat bodywork. OK had a small number of low capacity vehicles, this secondhand one had been new to Nova, Birstall.
Photo taken August 1979, North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
163. WMJ218K
Seen parked on the forecourt outside the Willowbrook works on Derby Road in Loughborough is a Ford R192 (BC04LU54882, Willowbrook 71150/72) which became WMJ218K of Grenville, Camborne in July 1972, the body being a C45F '002' model.
Photo taken Friday 14 April 1972, Derby Road, Loughborough
164. YVC407L
Coventry 407, YVC407L, a Ford R226 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C49F body seen at the R.T.I.T.B. at High Ercall.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1973, High Ercall
165. CSJ364L
The Isle of Cumbrae, in the Firth of Clyde, can boast two operators for one main supported service between the town of Millport and the ferry terminal, for a population of around 2,000. CSJ364L was a Ford R1014 with Willowbrook C45F body which entered service in 1973 with Millport Motors. The island is popular with cyclists of all ages, this view has only one! as the bus makes its way to the Millport terminus at the old pier. The other operator is appropriately "Cumbrae Coaches"
Photo taken Saturday 4 May 1974, Guildford Street, Millport
166. ERU402L
Uncertain which gallery might allocate to this one? We are getting into the "bread van" era, and while I never considered them to be "real buses", they were certainly part of the "small is economical" thinking which was about to be inflicted on the travelling public. Bournemouth M2, ERU402L, was a Ford with Strachan B16F body, new in May 1973.
Photo taken Tuesday 7 October 1975, Bournemouth Pier
167. J30480
Seen at St. Aubins, Jersey Motor Transport 45, J30480, a Ford R192 with a Willowbrook B44F body, had been new in February 1973.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, St. Aubins
168. NRM809M
Cumberland Motor Services 809, NRM809M, a Ford R226 with Duple C53F bodywork, has just arrived at Keswick on the 71 service from Carlisle via Wigton. The bus had been new in October 1973.
Photo taken March 1976, Keswick Bus Station
169. NVH467M
Ford Transit Deansgate NVH467M was one of a pair delivered new to Hansons of Huddersfield and passing to the West Yorkshire PTE with that business.
Photo taken Saturday 27 December 1975, Commercial Street, Bradford
170. PHA371M
Former Midland Red 371, PHA371M, a shortened Ford R192 with Plaxton bodywork with no visible owner
Photo taken Sunday 2 October 2005, an industrial estate near Marsh Barton. Exeter
171. TPX117K
TPX117K was a Ford R226 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F body new to Billingshurst Coaches. It was seen in Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh whilst operating a rail replacement service for South West Trains.
Photo taken Sunday 15 May 1977, Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh
172. TWW220L
Following the comments in recent messages on the West Yorkshire Harrogate Chauffeur Coach service, here is a shot of one of the vehicles, TWW220L, in Harrogate bus station.
Photo taken Harrogate Bus Station
173. ULW486M
Ford Transit minibus ULW486M leaves Victoria Coach Station on the shuttle service to the railway station. It is not clear who the operator was although BLOTW shows it as a 12 seater new to Samuelson, SW1 in August 1973
Photo taken London Victoria Coach Station
174. UOO660L
Who took the "F" out of Ford? UOO660L, a Ford R192 demonstrator with Alexander DP45F body at Anderston Bus Station on hire to Central SMT and here seen on the marathon 243 service to Peebles which was well inside Eastern Scottish territory. A Central Daimler Fleetline is at the next stance.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1973, Anderston Bus Station, Glasgow
175. VPF122M
London Country Ford Transit FT2, VPF122M, at Harlow Bus Station on the Pick-me-up service.
Photo taken Harlow Bus Station
176. VWY841L
Baddeley Bros of Holmfirth were taken over by the West Yorkshire PTE in 1976 but retained their own livery. Seen in the yard at Holmfirth are Ford R226 114, VWY841L, a 1973 Duple bodied example bought new by Baddeleys; 118, MUG522L, a Leyland Leopard with Plaxton bodywork new as their 22 to Leeds City Transport in 1973 and 115, VWY842L, another Ford R226 with Duple bodywork of 1973.
Photo taken Thursday 12 April 1979, Dunford Road, Holmfirth
177. VWY841L
A rear view of Baddeley Bros., Holmfirth 114, VWY841L, a Ford R226 with Duple Dominant C53F body, new in 1973.
Photo taken 1973, Baddeley's Garage, Holmfirth.
178. VWY842L
Baddeley Bros., Holmfirth 113, VWY842L, a Ford R226 with Duple Dominant C53F body new in 1973.
Photo taken 1973, Baddeley's Garage, Holmfirth
179. ANB320M
Rear views of three Williams bodied Ford Transits at the 20th British Coach Rally on 21st April 1974. On the left is a Red Rose coachbuilt model (ANB320M) whilst the other two are the coach conversion (ANF909M) and the super bus conversion (ANB310M) of the standard Transit body shell and they were seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton.
Photo taken Sunday 21 April 1974, Madeira Drive, Brighton
180. NTW438M
NTW438M was new as a demonstrator for the Ford Motor Company, a Ford R1014 with a Plaxton Derwent II B45F body.
Photo taken 1975, Consett Bus Station
181. PHA370M
Preserved Midland Red West PHA370M, a shortened Ford R192 with Plaxton Derwent 23 seat coach body. It was new in May 1974 with a 45 seat bus body.
Photo taken 2005, Wythall Transport Museum
182. OST261S
I know it is far too modern for inclusion on here but as an exception seeing as its Christmas, Highland Ford T161, OST261S, had large compartment at the rear for mail and parcels. Santa's big helper!!
Photo taken Wednesday 16 June 1982, Thurso Station
183. C322PRE
Armchair Passenger Transport Ford C322PRE in use as crew transport at Ealing Broadway. It had originated with Alder Valley. (This is a bit modern, but I feel it is an important part of the story of Ford Transit minibuses).
Photo taken Ealing Broadway
184. C161VRE
PMT Ltd (Potteries Motor Traction) Ford transit minibus 190D number 161, C161VRE, new in 1986
Photo taken December 1986, Hassell Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme Bus Station