SCT '61 Photo Index
Guy Wulfrunian
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1. OHL863
West Riding Autos 863, OHL863, was the prototype Guy Wulfrunian, built in 1959 with Roe bodywork.
Photo taken Summer 1960, York Street Bus Station, Leeds
2. OHL863
West Riding 863, OHL863, the first Roe H43/32F bodied Wulfrunian at Belle Isle, Wakefield showing the rear end styling.
Photo taken Saturday 7 September 1968, Belle Isle Depot, Wakefield
3. OHL863
West Riding 863, OHL863, the prototype Wulfrunian with Roe H43/32F body, shows the cream steering wheel in this view at Belle Isle, Wakefield.
Photo taken Saturday 7 September 1968, Belle Isle Depot, Wakefield
4. OHL863
A study in non-standard West Riding Guy Wulfrunians with 1959 Roe H43/32F bodied prototype 863, OHL863, and ex-West Wales 1961 East Lancs H44/33F bodied 959, XBX350, parked outside Savile Street Depot, Wakefield.
Photo taken late 1960s, Savile Street, Wakefield
5. SHL872
West Riding 872, SHL872, wears one of the various livery styles worn by the Wulfrunians during their short lives, contrasting with the earlier version seen in the distance.
Photo taken 1966, Selby Road, Whitkirk
6. 4070JW
Dumped at the back of Walsall depot in very derelict condition is one of Wolverhampton's two Guy Wulfrunians, 70, 4070JW.
Photo taken Walsall Depot
7. 4071JW
Wolverhampton Corporation 71, 4071JW, a 1960 Guy 'Wulfrunian' with East Lancashire H40/31F body seen in Wulfruna Street in August 1966.
Photo taken Monday 29 August 1966, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton
8. 802RTC
West Riding 938, 802RTC, a Guy Wulfrunian with a Northern Counties H73F body, new in 1960.
Photo taken Thursday 5 August 1965, Hall Ings, Bradford
9. 802RTC
Preparing for takeoff from Wakefield Bus Station is West Riding 938, 802RTC, the Northern Counties H43/32F bodied Wulfrunian previously Lancashire United 58.
Photo taken Friday 30 August 1963, Wakefield Bus Station
10. THL890
West Riding 890, THL890, a Guy Wulfrunian with Roe H75F body, new in 1960
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1964, Hall Ings, Bradford
11. UCX275
West Riding 1960 Roe bodied Guy Wulfrunian 995, UCX275. New as County Motors 99 it was transferred to West Riding in 1963 & its seating capacity was reduced in the latter part of its short career from H43/32F to H35/32F which it still operates as when the front seats were removed from the upper deck to reduce the weight on the front axle.
Photo taken Sunday 21 July 2013, Fairbrook Road Terminus, Kettlethorpe, Wakefield
12. UCX275
This Guy Wulfrunian with Roe body was new to County Motors in 1960. At the time County was jointly owned by West Riding and Yorkshire Traction and as a result the vehicle policy was to follow West Riding for double deck purchases and Yorkshire Traction for saloons. Numbered 99 in the County fleet it and its companion were quickly sold to West Riding where it became 995, UCX275, in their fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 21 July 2013, Heath Common, Wakefield
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West Riding stored Wulfrunian chassis inside, and underneath the Belle Isle garages en route to Roe's factory in Leeds. This photograph shows a line up of chassis inside the depot, clearly displaying the white steering wheels.
Photo taken 1961-1963, Belle Isle Depot, Wakefield
14. 36VTF
Accrington 157, 36VTF, Guy Wulfrunian with East Lancs H37/29R, one of two new in 1961. They were unique in having rear entrances and were withdrawn in 1968, both passing initially to Ronsway, Hemel Hempstead
Photo taken Saturday 11 September 1965, Accrington Garage
15. 36VTF
Ex-Accrington 157, 36VTF, seen on Derby Day at Epsom with Ronsway, Hemel Hempstead, was a Guy Wulfrunian with an East Lancs H37/29R body new in 1961.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 May 1968, Epsom
16. 802RTC
Lancashire United's only Guy Wulfrunian, 58, 802RTC, lasted barely two years in service before sale to West Riding. It was unique amongst Wulfrunians, in having a Northern Counties body which was commonplace on LUT's Guy Arabs.
Photo taken 1961, Howell Croft Bus Station, Bolton
17. 802RTC
In 1962 West Riding purchased Lancashire United's only Guy Wulfrunian. Before entry in to service, it was overhauled and had the destination area rebuilt. This unattributed picture shows 938 as it was to become, in the workshops at Belle Isle Depot, Wakefield being prepared for service.
Photo taken 1962, Belle Isle Depot workshops, Wakefield
18. SHL870
West Riding Autos Wulfrunian 870, SHL870, is seen at a temporary loading point during the rebuilding of Leeds Central Bus Station.
Photo taken August 1963, Kirkgate/High Court, Leeds
19. SHL875
West Riding 875, SHL875, a Roe H43/32F bodied Wulfrunian seen at Castleford Bus Station shows the cream steering wheel.
Photo taken Saturday 7 September 1968, Castleford Bus Station
20. THL876
West Riding 876, THL876, was an early Guy Wulfrunian from 1961 and wears its second livery of white with green. It is seen leaving the Central Bus Station, trailed by an arriving LCT Regent V.
Photo taken 1965, St Peter's Street, Leeds
21. THL898
West Riding Automobile 898, THL898, a Guy Wulfrunian with Roe H35/32F (previously H43/32F) body, new in 1961.
Photo taken c.1970/71, Hall Ings, Bradford
22. THL898
This is a view looking forward in the lower saloon of West Riding Guy Wulfrunian 480 (898) THL898 about which we have had a recent discussion.
Photo taken early 1972, YWD Depot, Beck Lane, Heckmondwike
23. THL898
A second interior view of West Riding 480 (898) THL898 this time looking to the rear.
Photo taken early 1972, YWD Depot, Beck Lane, Heckmondwike
24. THL900
West Riding 900, THL900, was one of the infamous Guy Wulfrunians with Roe H43/32F body, entering service in 1961. Although seen here working the "tram" route to Kettlethorpe, the use of the traditional red and cream livery for this route had long been phased out, and 900 was only months way from the scrap yard.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 July 1971, Leeds Central Bus Station
25. THL900
West Riding 900, THL900, a Roe H43/32F bodied Wulfrunian showing the cream steering wheel fitted when new and caught in Wakefield Bus Station in the original livery.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Wakefield Bus Station
26. THL910
West Riding 910, THL910, one of the infamous but unique Roe-bodied Guy Wulfrunians.
Photo taken 1966, Austhorpe, Leeds
27. UCX275
West Riding Autos 995, UCX275, a Guy Wulfrunian with Roe H43/32F body. Built in 1961 for County Motors, Lepton (as their 99), it transferred to West Riding in 1963. This vehicle is one of the few examples saved for preservation.
Photo taken 1971, Dale Street, Ossett
28. UCX275
Ex West Riding 995, UCX275, a 1961 Roe bodied Guy Wulfrunian, seen in the parking area at the Dewsbury Bus Museum open day.
Photo taken Sunday 18 November 2012, parking area off Havelock Street, Ravensthorpe, near Dewsbury Bus Museum
29. XBX350
West Wales 42, XBX350, an East Lancs bodied Guy Wulfrunian arriving at Victoria Coach Station to take part in the 1961 British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 22 April 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
30. XBX350
West Riding 959, XBX350, the ex-West Wales Wulfrunian which had an East Lancs H44/33F body seen with a black steering wheel at Belle Isle, Wakefield.
Photo taken Saturday 7 September 1968, Belle Isle Depot, Wakefield
31. XBX350
A study in non-standard West Riding Guy Wulfrunians with 1959 Roe H43/32F bodied prototype 863, OHL863, and ex-West Wales 1961 East Lancs H44/33F bodied 959, XBX350, parked outside Savile Street Depot, Wakefield.
Photo taken late 1960s, Savile Street, Wakefield
32. 4071JW
Wolverhampton Corporation 71, 4071JW, one of their two Guy Wulfrunians with East Lancs H40/31F body, new in 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 23 May 1965, outside Wolverhampton Depot
33. 4071JW
Wolverhampton 71, 4071JW, the unique forward entrance version of the Guy Wulfrunian (as opposed to front entrance) ended its days at Haskells scrapyard in Barnsley. Seen here from a precarious position up a grass bank at the rear of the Yorkshire Traction depot behind which the scrapyard was situated.
Photo taken November 1973, Haskells Scrapyard, Barnsley
34. 4071JW
Another picture of Wolverhampton 71, 4071JW, in Haskells scrapyard, Barnsley showing the hole where the front panels have been removed to extract the engine.
Photo taken November 1973, Haskells Scrapyard, Barnsley
35. THL902
West Riding 902, THL902, was one of the early Guy Wulfrunians to wear the cream with red livery for use over the former tram routes to Rothwell and Sandal (Kettlethorpe).
Photo taken 1962, York Street Bus Station, Leeds
36. UCX275
West Riding 995, UCX275, one of the two ex-County Motors Wulfrunians with Roe H43/32F bodies leaving Central Bus Station in Leeds fitted with a cream steering wheel. This bus is now preserved.
Photo taken Saturday 27 July 1968, Leeds Central Bus Station
37. UCX275
Following recent comments about why Guy Wulfrunians had front grilles when they also had Cave-Brown-Cave heating, here is an image taken during the restoration of West Riding 995, UCX275.
Photo taken Nov 1972, West Riding Auto, Saville Street Depot, Wakefield
38. VHL957
West Riding 957, VHL957, a Roe H43/32F bodied Wulfrunian with cream steering wheel and old style fleet number in Wakefield Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 27 July 1968, Wakefield Bus Station
39. VHL957
West Riding 957, VHL957, a Roe H43/32F bodied Wulfrunian with cream steering wheel and old style fleet number in Wakefield Bus Station. This was the last one to operate in the red livery and was painted green later in September.
Photo taken Saturday 7 September 1968, Wakefield Bus Station
40. WHL963
West Riding 963, WHL963, a Roe H43/32F bodied Wulfrunian showing the offset driving
Photo taken Saturday 27 July 1968, Duke Street, Leeds
41. WHL965
West Riding 965, WHL965, a Guy Wulfrunian with Roe H41/34F body, delivered in 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 7 August 1965, Duke Street, Leeds
42. WHL965
West Riding Autos 965, WHL965, a Guy Wulfrunian with Roe body, built in 1963. This service 10 from Leeds to Kettlethorpe was a continuation of the original Yorkshire (West Riding) Electric Tramways service from Leeds to Sandal, converted to bus in 1932.
Photo taken 1966, Duke Street, Leeds
43. WHL967
West Riding 967, WHL967, was one of the 1963 batch of Wulfrunians delivered in the red and cream "tram" route livery for services from Leeds to Kettlethorpe and Rothwell.
Photo taken 1965, Hunslet Road, Leeds
44. WHL970
Holman, London N.9 was brave enough to buy an ex-West Riding Guy Wulfrunian and WHL970 is seen here at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 7 June 1975, Wembley Stadium
45. WHL970
West Riding Guy Wulfrunian 970, WHL970, is in the process of restoration. It is seen at the Dewsbury Bus Museum Open Day.
Photo taken Sunday 15 November 2015, Foundry Street, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury
46. WHL974
One livery for the West Riding Wulfrunians is the cream lower windows only version carried in 1968 by two examples. Here 974, WHL974, leaves Leeds for Woolley Moor carrying more parcels than passengers.
Photo taken 1968, St. Peter's Street, Leeds
47. BHL351C
West Riding Guy Wulfrunian 1000, BHL351C, and erstwhile Wulfrunian replacement Bristol Lodekka 471, 977ARA, seen dumped at the rear of Belle Isle Depot Wakefield in November 1971.
Photo taken November 1971, Belle Isle Depot, Wakefield
48. BHL356C
West Riding Wulfrunian 1005, BHL356C, exits the bus station on the long run to Doncaster. It passes what is thought to be LCT Regent V 956 laying over between former Kippax and District duties.
Photo taken 1969, Leeds Central Bus Station
49. BHL363C
West Riding Wulfrunian 1012, BHL363C, is seen in its original livery shortly after entering service.
Photo taken 1965, Low Road, Hunslet, Leeds
50. BHL363C
West Riding Guy Wulfrunian 1012, BHL363C, seen withdrawn at the rear of Belle Isle Depot, Wakefield. 1012 was one of two Wulfrunians, 1009 being the other, still carrying the more cream livery at that time. Alongside is AEC Swift 20, JHL820E, delivered as a DP but shown after fitting with ex Wulfrunian bus seats, in 1971. These vehicles were out of service more than they were in use but lasted until 1976.
Photo taken November 1971, Belle Isle Depot, Wakefield
51. BHL363C
West Riding Wulfrunian 1012, BHL363C, awaits departure for Hemsworth in advance of the rival United Services behind.
Photo taken 1965, Wakefield Bus Station
52. BHL363C
Rear view of 1012, BHL363C, one of the final batch of West Riding's notorious Wulfrunians in Leeds Bus Station
Photo taken c.1970, Leeds Central Bus Station
53. BHL365C
West Riding 1005, BHL356C, a Roe H43/32F bodied Wulfrunian in this view at Castleford garage shows the cream steering wheel.
Photo taken Saturday 26 July 1969, Castleford Depot
54. BHL369C
West Riding 1018, BHL369C a Roe H43/32F bodied Wulfrunian travels along Duke Street on its way from Leeds fitted with the later black steering wheel.
Photo taken Saturday 27 July 1968, Duke Street, Leeds
55. BHL374C
West Riding 1022 BHL374C, one of the last batch of Guy Wulfrunians with Roe bodywork dating from 1965
Photo taken 1969, Leeds Central Bus Station
56. BHL380C
West Riding 1029, BHL380C, the last one, showing the cream steering wheel fitted to the Roe H43/32F bodied Guy Wulfrunians when new seen in Barnsley Bus Station on the Leeds to Sheffield service.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Barnsley Bus Station