SCT '61 Photo Index
Leyland/Beadle rebuilds
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1. GFN273
East Kent GFN273 was built as a double deck Leyland TD5 in 1938 and was rebodied by Beadle in 1952. It was withdrawn in 1967 and passed into preservation in 1972.
Photo taken Saturday 1 April 2017, Kent Showground Detling
2. PEH479
Lloyds of Nuneaton PEH479 seen outside their Rugby depot in 1962, a Leyland TS8 Beadle rebuild from 1951 and former PMT C479 that was with Lloyds from July 1958 and was withdrawn in May 1962.
Photo taken early 1962, outside Rugby Depot
3. GFN279
East Kent GFN279, one of the twenty five 1952 Beadle-Leyland rebuilds with C35F body alongside 1957 AEC Reliance NFN335 with Beadle DP41F body at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 10 September 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
4. LCD852
Southdown 852, LCD852, was one of twenty Leyland/Beadle rebuilds new in 1952 with Beadle C35C bodies which is seen on South Parade, Southsea. They were rebuilt from Leyland TS8s dating from 1938.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, South Parade, Southsea
5. OKP980
Maidstone & District CO252, OKP980, a 1952 Beadle-Leyland rebuilt using parts from prewar Leyland chassis. This vehicle is now preserved by Thornes of Bubwith
Photo taken Sunday 5 August 2007, Harrogate Rally
6. MUF488
Preserved ex-Southdown 649, MUF488, a 31 seat Leyland Tiger TS8/Beadle integral built in 1953 using running units from a pre-war single decker.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2004, Watercress Line Rally, Alton
7. MUF488
Preserved ex-Southdown 649, MUF488, a 31 seat Leyland Tiger TS8/Beadle integral built in 1953 using running units from a pre-war single decker.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Alton
8. MUF488
Rear view of ex-Southdown 649, MUF488.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Alton
9. MUF491
Southdown 891, MUF491, was one of eight Leyland/Beadle rebuilds in 1953. It had a Beadle C26F body and had been reconstructed using a 1938 Leyland TS8 chassis. It is seen on South Parade, Southsea.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, South Parade, Southsea
10. NCD94
NCD94 was a Leyland-Beadle chassisless FC26F, new in 1953 to Southdown Motor Services, no. 894.
Photo taken April 1965, Off Burley Road, Leeds
11. SKE998
Scout, Hastings CO302, SKE998, seen at Epsom racecourse was one of three Beadle-Leyland rebuilds new in 1954. CO301/2 were in Scout livery whilst CO303 was in standard Maidstone & District livery, They were reconstructions using units from SO540/2/1, (DKL 587/9/8 - 1936 Leyland TS7s) respectively and had Beadle C26F bodies.
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 1958, Epsom Racecourse
12. KPR687
Ironside, Toop & Davis (t/a Bere Regis & District), Dorchester KPR687 was a Beadle Rochester with a C41C body.
Photo taken Sunday 15 February 1959, Waterloo Coach Park, London