SCT '61 Photo Index
Foden
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1. EED15
Warrington 36, EED15, was a Foden PVD6 new in 1945 as HMB395 fitted with a Willowbrook L27/26R body as a demonstrator for Foden. The chassis was acquired by Warrington in 1946 and was fitted with a secondhand 1935 Metro Cammell H30/24R body and re-registered.
Photo taken Thursday 24 March 1960, Bewsey
2. FGD102
Clark, Dumfries FGD102 was a Foden PVSC6 with a Plaxton C33F body which was new in October 1947 to Campbell, Aberdeen (part of the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society) and is seen here in Dumfries.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
3. GTX310
Caerphilly 10, GTX310, a Foden PVSC5 with Saunders B36F body new in 1947 is seen here at the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Caerphilly Garage
4. GTX311
Caerphilly single decker 11, GTX311, a Foden PVSC5 with Saunders B36F body new in 1947. The street name “... tion Terrace” suggests this is just outside Caerphilly station, which appears to be visible at the right.
Photo taken 1960s, Station Terrace
5. LRF506
Photographed at their Uttoxeter garage, Green Bus Company, Rugeley 14, LRF506, was a Foden PVSC6 new in January 1947 with an Eastern Counties B34F body. It was rebodied in 1949 with a Windover Huntingdon C33F body and was withdrawn in March 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Uttoxeter Garage
6. BCN28
A not very good photo of BCN28, a Foden coach used by showman photographed at Blackheath. It was a Foden PVSC6 with A.C.B. C33F body new in 1948 to Crown, Birtley (no.68)
Photo taken Thursday 15 April 1965, Blackheath, London SE3
7. CAG802
Dodds, Troon CAG802, a Foden PVSC6 seen here at Dodd's garage, was new in July 1948 with a Plaxton C33F body. It was rebuilt with a Plaxton full front in 1958 to become FC33F, and was broken up in 1963.
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1963, Dodd's garage, Troon
8. FED592
Warrington 42, FED592, a Foden PVD6 with East Lancs H30/26R body was new in 1948.
Photo taken Thursday 24 March 1960, Bridgefoot
9. GGD306
Smith, Barrhead ran this Foden PVD6, GGD306, with Welsh Metal Industries L27/26R body which is seen here at the terminus at Nitshill. It was new in 1948.
Photo taken Wednesday 13 April 1960, Nitshill
10. HB6580
Merthyr double decker 48, HB6580, probably at Merthyr depot. This was part of a batch of six new in 1948, Foden PVD6 with Welsh Metal Industries H30/26R bodies. Behind is 37, HB6015, a 1945 Bristol K6A with Park Royal body.
Photo taken 1950s
11. HSM839
Clark, Dumfries ran this Plaxton C33F bodied Foden PVSC6. New in May 1948 and registered HSM839 it is seen in Dumfries.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
12. HWO590
West Mon 1, HWO590, a Foden PVSC6 new in 1948 with a heavily rebuilt Dodson B32D body from WO 4625, a Leyland Lion. It was rebodied in 1953 with a Willowbrook B31F body. It was fitted with sprag gear to prevent run back on the Bargoed Hill route which had a section of 1 in 4.
Photo taken Friday 17 August 1962, Hanbury Square, Bargoed
13. SRE881
Green Bus, Rugeley 26, SRE881, carried a Samlesbury L27/26R body on its Foden PVD6 chassis which was new in 1948.
Photo taken Sunday 22 March 1964, Rugeley Garage
14. SRE881
Green Bus, Rugeley, 26 SRE881, a Foden PVD6 built in 1948 with Samlesbury L27/26R bodywork.
Photo taken early 1960s, Rugeley Garage
15. JFM748
Chester 75, JFM748, a Foden PVD6G with Massey H30/26R body, new in 1949.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 August 1963, City Road, opposite Chester Station
16. LMA284
Preserved R Bullock of Cheadle LMA284, a Foden PSVC6 with rare Lawton bodywork. The bus dates from 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 9 September 2007, Meadowhall Rally, Sheffield
17. MUA864
Ledgard MUA864, one of four Foden PVSC6 with Plaxton C33F bodies new in 1949/50.
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 1958, opposite Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
18. MUA864
Samuel Ledgard coach MUA864 parked outside a Ledgard depot with another unidentified coach parked behind it. The twin horns mounted in front of the entrance door suggest that there would be no difficulty hearing it coming! MUA864 was one of four Foden PVSC6 with Plaxton C33F bodies new in 1949/50.
Photo taken 1950s, Ledgard Otley Depot
19. MUA864
Samuel Ledgard MUA864, a Foden PVSC (6LW) with Plaxton M2 C33F body, one of four new to Ledgard in 1949 (with a further two coming the following year).
Photo taken Whitsuntide 1966, Hebble's Walnut Street depot, Halifax
20. MUA865
Ledgard MUA865, one of two Foden PVSC6 with Plaxton FC33F bodies new in 1949
Photo taken Saturday 5 April 1958, Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
21. MUA865
Sorry about this ! Former Samuel Ledgard MUA865, a Foden PVSC (6LW) with Plaxton M2 FC33F body, new to Ledgard in 1949. Withdrawn in 1966 it is seen here being scrapped at the premises of Jackson's of Bradford.
Photo taken December 1966, Jackson's scrapyard, off Gordon Street, Bradford
22. MUA866
Samuel Ledgard MUA866 was a Foden PVSC6 with a Plaxton FC33F body of 1949.
Photo taken 1962, Calverley Lane, Intake, Leeds
23. SRE881
Samlesbury L27/26R bodywork was fitted to Foden PVD6 SRE881, number 26 in the fleet of Green Bus Company, Rugeley which had been new in 1949 and which was photographed at the Uttoxeter garage. It was followed by another one, TRF 601, in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Uttoxeter Garage
24. UMP291
UMP291, a Foden with Metalcraft C33F, body new in 1949 to Ardley, London N17 (no. 10) and later used as showman lorry.
25. GFW496
Cheadle, Cheshire based R. Bullock (Transport) Ltd. had two fine Foden PVSC6 coaches. GFW496 was new in 1950 with a Lincs Trailer HDC20/23C body, but was rebodied by Plaxton in February 1956 (FC37F) and was acquired from Fieldson of Salford.
Photo taken Sunday 14 March 1971, Depot, Cheadle
26. GFW496
Bullock, Cheadle GFW496, a 1950 Foden PVSC6 rebodied by Plaxton FC37F in 1956.
Photo taken Tuesday 8 August 2017, Bullocks Garage
27. LMA284
The other Foden PVSC6 belonging to R. Bullock (Transport) Ltd. of Cheadle, Cheshire was LMA284 new in 1950 originally having Wadham C32F coachwork.
Photo taken Sunday 14 March 1971, Depot, Cheadle
28. LUP1
Harrington Courier FC37F coachwork was carried by this Foden PVFE6, LUP1, of West Herts, Garston seen at Wembley Stadium. It had been new in late 1950 to Pearson, Hetton-le-Hole and was the only vertical engined chassis to carry "The Harrington Courier" on its coachwork,
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Wembley
29. MTU296
Coppenhall of Sandbach bought MTU296, a Foden PFVE6 with rare Metalcraft bodywork in 1950. Coppenhall's choice of chassis was hardly suprising since Sandbach was the home of Foden.
Photo taken Sunday 1 August 2010, Harrogate
30. MTU296
A rear shot of MTU296, Coppenhall's Foden with Metalcraft bodywork
Photo taken Sunday 1 August 2010, Harrogate
31. MTU296
Preserved Coppenhall of Sandbach MTU296, a Foden PFVE6 with Metalcraft bodywork, new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 25 June 2011, Kelsall
32. ONW2
Seen in Saville Street, Leeds is Ledgard's ONW2, a Foden PVFE6 with Plaxton Envoy FC39F body which had been exhibited at the 1950 Commercial Motor Show
Photo taken Saturday 8 June 1957, Saville Street, Leeds
33. ONW2
Ledgard ONW2, a Foden PVFE6 with Plaxton Envoy FC39F body, new in 1950, had been repainted into the pale blue coach livery by the time this shot was taken at Scarborough.
Photo taken Sunday 18 April 1965, Scarborough
34. URE802
Green Bus Company, Rugeley 6, URE802, was a Foden PVFE6 with a Windover Huntingdon Mark III FC39C body new in October 1950 which was withdrawn in October 1964 and scrapped. It had been exhibited on the Windover stand at the 1950 Commercial Motor Show.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Uttoxeter Garage
35. XRE979
Green Bus, Rugeley 12, XRE979 was a Foden PVSC6 with rare Massey FC37F bodywork. Seen here at the garage, it was new in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 22 March 1964, Rugeley Garage
36. 367CKA
Topping, Liverpool 367CKA seen at Cheltenham Coach Station. A helpful passenger has left a case for the driver to load into the boot! It is to be hoped that the driver checked before driving off in this rear engined Foden PVRF6 fitted with a Plaxton C41F body. New as an experimental chassis for Foden in 1951 it was bodied for Topping in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 11 August 1962, Cheltenham Coach Station
37. 367CKA
Seen leaving the Coach Station in Cheltenham is 367CKA, a Foden PVRF6 with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body of Toppings Super Coaches Ltd., Liverpool.
Photo taken Saturday 20 July 1963, Cheltenham Coach Station
38. AJC91
Llandudno UDC AJC91, a 1951 Foden PVSC6 with Metalcraft FC35F body, one of two used for the service to the summit of the Great Orme.
Photo taken Thursday 29 August 1968, Lloyd Street, Llandudno
39. CRC906
Derby 106, CRC906, was one of five Foden PVD6/Brush H30/26R vehicles delivered in 1951.
Photo taken Friday 2 October 1959, Tennant Street Bus Park, Derby
40. CRC907
Foden was always a small player in the UK bus market, and examples of their double deckers were comparatively rare. This PVD6, with a Brush H30/26R body, dated from 1951, was Derby's 107, CRC907.
Photo taken 1966, Derby Market Place
41. CRC909
A line-up of three Derby Fodens, from left to right 109, 105 and 107, CRC909/5/7 from a batch of five Foden PVD6 with Brush H30/26R bodies delivered in 1951 (with perhaps a rear view of a fourth).
Photo taken October 1967, Ascot Drive Depot
42. NTU125
Rear view of preserved Hollinshead, Biddulph, NTU125, a Foden PVRF6 with Metalcraft C41C body, new in May 1951.
Photo taken 2006, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
43. NTU125
A front view of the Foden NTU125, a Foden PVRF6 with Metalcraft C41C body, new in May 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 6 September 2009, Merthyr Tydfil bus rally
44. NTU125
Preserved former Hollinshead, Scholar Green NTU125, a Foden PVRF6 with Metalcraft C41C body, new in 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 26 August 1973, Crich Tramway Museum - Extravaganza
45. NTU125
A rear view of preserved former Hollinshead, Scholar Green NTU125, a Foden PVRF6 with Metalcraft C41C body, new in 1951, displaying its FD6 two-stroke engine whilst on display at the Crich Transport Extravaganza in 1973.
Photo taken Sunday 26 August 1973, Crich Tramway Museum - Extravaganza
46. OFM33
City of Chester 81, OFM33, a Foden PVD6 with Massey H31/26R body, new in December 1951 and withdrawn in October 1966.
Photo taken early 1964, Chester Cathedral, St. Werburgh Street
47. OLG855
A rear view showing the engine compartment of OLG855. This was a Foden PVRF6 with a Plaxton C41C body which had been new in September 1951 to the Foden Motor Works Band and was still in use as their means of transport when photographed somewhere in London.
Photo taken Saturday 15 October 1966
48. OLG855
To go with John Kaye's picture of the business end of OLG855 the Foden PVRF6 with Plaxton C41C body new in September 1951 to the Foden Motor Works Band. This coach was stored after withdrawal in 1979 and eventually passed into preservation and appeared at the Warminster bus running day in October 2011.
Photo taken Sunday 9 October 2011, Central Car Park, Warminster
49. OLG855
Rear view of the Foden's Motor Works Band coach OLG855, new in September 1951, a Foden PVR6 with Plaxton C41C body.
Photo taken 2013, Showbus, Long Marston
50. URF873
Whieldons (Green Bus Service) 40, URF 873, was a Foden PVSC 6 with a rare King & Taylor FB38F body, new in 1951. In 1964 it was fitted with an FD6 engine but was withdrawn in 1967, becoming a towing vehicle until it was scrapped in 1968.
Photo taken 1966, Uttoxeter Garage
51. URF873
Green Bus Company, Rugeley 40, URF873, was a Foden PVFE6 with a King & Taylor FB38F body new to them in April 1951 which was photographed at the Uttoxeter garage.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Uttoxeter Garage
52. FJN500
Bullock, Cheadle operated FJN500, a 1952 Foden PVRG6 with Plaxton C37C body delivered new to Victoria Coaches, Leigh-on-Sea.
Photo taken Saturday 28 February 1959, Ardwick Green, Manchester
53. NJH847
Biss Brothers, Bishops Stortford operated NJH847, a Foden PVRF6 fitted with a Windover 'Kingsway' C39C body new in 1952.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Kursaal, Southend
54. XRE979
Another Foden in the Green Bus, Rugeley fleet was 12, XRE979, which had been new in July 1952 when it carried number 25. This was a PVG6 model with a Massey FC37F body and it had been renumbered in 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 22 March 1964
55. XRF128
Green Bus Company, Rugeley had a number of Fodens in the fleet and 23, XRF128, seen at the Uttoxeter garage, was a PVRF6 model with a Metalcraft C41C body which had been new in 1952.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Uttoxeter Garage
56. MED168
Foden badge and 'bow-wave' on preserved Crossley bodied PVD6 MED168, ex Warrington Corporation 102. This vehicle was an exhibit on the Foden stand at the 1954 Commercial Motor Show - with chrome plated handbrake and gear levers!
Photo taken 1980, Outside K Hangar on Burtonwood RAF base (with permission!!)
57. MED168
A pair of Warrington Corporation Foden PVD6's at the Wilderspool Causeway Depot.
Photo taken Late 1969, Wilderspool Causeway Depot
58. NPE152
Purley Grammar School NPE152, a Metalcraft C33F bodied Foden PVSC6, new to Graves, Redhill.
Photo taken Saturday 9 January 1965, Green Dale, Dulwich
59. OED213
Warrington 108, OED213, was one of the final batch of five Fodens, delivered to Warrington in 1955/6. It was a PVD6 fitted with East Lancs H30/28R body.
Photo taken Thursday 24 March 1960, Arpley Bus Station
60. OED217
Preserved ex-Warrington Corporation 112, OED217, was one of the final batch of five Fodens delivered to Warrington in 1955/6, a PVD6 fitted with East Lancs H30/28R body.
Photo taken Friday 1 January 2010, The Broadway, Winchester
61. OED217
Rear shot of ex-Warrington Corporation Foden 112, OED217.
Photo taken Friday 1 January 2010, The Broadway, Winchester
62. OED214
Warrington 109, OED214, a Foden PVD6 built in 1956 with East Lancashire H30/28R bodywork.
Photo taken October 1970, Bridgefoot
63. OED215
Warrington Corporation 110, OED215, a Foden PVD6 built in 1956 with East Lancashire H30/28R bodywork.
Photo taken October 1970, Buttermarket Street
64. TUB250R
West Yorkshire PTE 7250, TUB250R, was one of the rare Foden-NC's with a Northern Counties H43/31F body dating from 1977. Only seven were built - six with Northern Counties and one with an East Lancs body.
Photo taken Sunday 20 March 1977, Bradford Interchange