SCT '61 Photo Index
Leyland Olympic
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1. JAA708
King Alfred Olympic JAA708, new in October 1950 and nearing the end of a long restoration
Photo taken Sunday 2 January 2011, Winchester Bus Station
2. JAA708
JAA708 was Chisnell (King Alfred)'s Leyland HR40 Olympic with Weymann B40F body new in 1950 seen in Winchester.
Photo taken Tuesday 9 February 1960, The Broadway, Winchester
3. JAA708
King Alfred Olympic JAA708, new in October 1950 and first time on the road at the running day after a long restoration
Photo taken Tuesday 1 January 2013, The Broadway, Winchester
4. JAA708
King Alfred Leyland Olympic JAA708, new in October 1950
Photo taken Wednesday 1 January 2014, Eastgate Street, Winchester
5. JOJ265
JOJ265 was the last of five Leyland HR40 Olympics with Weymann B36F bodies new to Birmingham in 1950 and 2265 is seen here.
Photo taken Sunday 22 May 1966, Selly Oak Garage, Birmingham
6. KOC233
Jennings of Ashen's green-liveried former demonstrator KOC233 is seen here at Judd Street, King's Cross some time between acquisition in April 1951 and relocation of the London terminal to Pentonville Road in January 1954.
Photo taken early 1950s, Judd Street Coach Station, London Kings Cross
7. DRN112
Ribble 248, DRN112, a Leyland Olympic HR44 from 1951 with Weymann B44F bodywork.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 March 1951, Central Station Yard, Wellington Street, Leeds
8. DRN118
Ribble Motors Leyland Olympic, 254, DRN118, built in 1951.
Photo taken 1961/62, Express Bus Station, Corner of North Road and Lords Walk, Preston, Lancs
9. DRN127
DRN127 was a Leyland Olympic HR44/Weymann B44F new Ribble in 1951 and one of seven sold to the Ulster Transport Authority in 1966. As 9104, it passed to Ulsterbus on the formation of that company in 1967, later becoming a towbus before being sold in 1973 to the Gaelic Football Club in Loughanisland for use as a changing room.
Photo taken August 1968, Enniskillen (?)
10. DRN129
Ribble 265, DRN129, a Leyland Olympic HR44 from 1951 with Weymann B44F bodywork.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 March 1951, opposite Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
11. DRN132
Mitchell, contractor, DRN132 a Leyland Olympic HR44 from 1951 with Weymann B44F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Upper Teesdale, near Cow Green
12. DRN141
Ribbble 277, DRN141, a 1951 Leyland Olympic HR44 with Weymann body. This was the last Olympic to enter Ribble service. When photographed the bus was in the process of being preserved but appears to have sunk without trace in the intervening years.
Photo taken 1975, Morecambe
13. EDB324
North Western had two Leyland HR44/96S Olympics and the second of them 397, EDB324, with Weymann B44F body is seen in the part of Manchester L.M.S. used for the longer distance services which was on the southern side of Great Bridgewater Street opposite the other part of the bus station.
Photo taken Thursday 18 August 1955, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
14. EDB324
One of two Leyland HR44/96S Olympics with Weymann B44F bodies in the North Western fleet, 397, EDB324, new in 1951, loads in Manchester (L.M.S.) for the service to Barnsley.
Photo taken Saturday 31 May 1958, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
15. HD8543
Berresford's, Cheddleton HD8543, a Leyland/MCW Olympic HR44 with Weymann B42F body, new to Yorkshire W.D. (689) in 1951.
Photo taken March 1973, Berresford's Premises, near Cheddleton
16. HD9128
Yorkshire Woollen District 737, HD9128, seen in Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford was a Leyland HR44/96S Olympic with Weymann B44F body. It was one of ten new to YWD in 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 8 July 1956, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
17. KOC233
Springett (t/a Jennings), Ashen KOC233, was a Leyland HR40 Olympic with a Metro Cammell DP40F body which had been new in February 1951 as a demonstrator. Acquired in April 1951, it is seen at their garage.
Photo taken Sunday 31 October 1965, Garage, Ashen, Essex
18. MPT858
Stockton 26, MPT858, a Leyland HR44/96S Olympic new in 1951 with Weymann B41D body which had been converted, in January 1961, to B41F is seen at the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 25 July 1965, Stockton Corporation Depot
19. NTC233
Fishwick 16, NTC233, a Leyland HR44/96S Olympic with Weymann B40F body, seen in Preston, was one of eight new between March and October 1951
Photo taken Monday 26 August 1963, Fishwick's Bus Station, Fox Street, Preston
20. SPU985
Jennings of Ashen SPU985, Leyland Olympic HR44 with Weymann 44 seat dual purpose body, dating from 1951. When photographed the bus was apparently preserved
Photo taken 1979, Heysham
21. SPU985
SPU985 was a Leyland HR44/96/S Olympic with a Weymann DP40F body new to Springett (t/a Jennings), Ashen in October 1951, which was seen at their garage.
Photo taken Sunday 31 October 1965, Garage, Ashen, Essex
22. SPU985
Comments under a recent image of SPU985 a 1951 Leyland Olympic with a Weymann DP40F body new to Springett (t/a Jennings), Ashen mentioned it had been seen at Carnforth Steamtown.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 1986, Steamtown, Carnforth
23. TKV686
A left hand drive Leyland/MCW Olympic TKV686, in use as a racing car transporter by the Hepworth Racing Organisation at a hillclimbing event in the grounds of Harewood House in Summer 1969.
Photo taken Summer 1969, Harewood House, near Leeds
24. KOC242
The third of the Leyland HR40 Olympic prototypes with Metro-Cammell B40F bodywork, KOC242, found its way into the fleet of Llynfi, Maesteg as number 61 in November 1953 and is here seen at the garage. It was acquired from Whittle, Highley to whom it had passed after demonstration work.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Llynfi Garage, Maesteg
25. CEK587D
Seen at Gilwell Park is CEK587D of Davies, Tredegar carrying a Royal Tiger badge. This had started life as a Leyland EL2/44 Olympic with Metro-Cammell body destined for Cuba but the ship carrying this and forty-one others came to grief in the Thames in October 1964. Some of the Olympics were recovered and the running units of two of them were fitted to Van Hool C44C bodies in April 1966 to become CEK587/8D of Smith, Wigan retaining left-hand drive.
Photo taken Saturday 1 July 1972, Gilwell Park