SCT '61 Photo Index
Leyland Leopard
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1. 687FVD
Carmichael, Glenboig ran 687FVD a Leyland L1 Leopard with Willowbrook B45F body which was seen in Coatbridge
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Coatbridge
2. 1505WJ
Sheffield JOC 1305, 1505WJ, was a 1959 Leyland Leopard L1 with the smart Weymann Fanfare C41F body, used on their long interurban routes.
Photo taken 1960, Pond Street Bus Station
3. 1882WA
Seen in Todmorden is Calderdale 323, 1882WA, an ECW C41F bodied Leyland L1 Leopard acquired by Todmorden, as number 13 in August 1970, from Sheffield Joint Omnibus Committee 1182 in the 'C' fleet and which passed to Calderdale in September 1971.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Bus Starting Centre, Todmorden
4. 256GRR
East Midland C256, 256GRR, seen at Victoria Coach Station was a Burlingham Seagull 70 C37F bodied Leyland L2 Leopard, new the previous October.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
5. 3666PU
Harris 3666PU, a Leyland Leopard L1 with Duple Britannia body, new in October 1960, on loan to Eastern National.
Photo taken Saturday 15 July 1972, Wash Lane Coach Park, Clacton
6. 432FXX
The other hired Leopard coach was Southend 204, 432FXX, ex Grey Green Harrington example, also seen outside St Christophers School. It was later fitted with blinds and was used on stage services in times of dire need, usually crew operated as it did not have a power door.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 March 1976, St. Christophers School, Mountdale Gardens, Leigh
7. 5875W
Calderdale J.O.C. 305, 5875W, a Burlingham DP41F bodied Leyland Leopard L1, which was new to the Sheffield J.O.C. "C" fleet in 1960, as fleet no. 1175. It then passed to Hebble, fleet number 160.
Photo taken early 1971, Halifax Road, Shelf
8. 5875W
Calderdale 305, 5875W, a Leyland Leopard/Burlingham, new to Sheffield J.O.C. "C" fleet in 1960 as fleet no. 1175.
Photo taken summer of 1972, Crossfield Bus Station
9. 5875W
New in 1960 as Sheffield Joint Omnibus Committee 1175, 5875W was a Leyland L1 Leopard with Burlingham DP41F body which was acquired by Halifax Joint Omnibus Committee and numbered 305.
Photo taken Monday 19 April 1971, parking adjacent to Crossfield Bus Station
10. 5876W
Hebble 657, 5876W, a Leyland Leopard L1 with Burlingham DP41F body. New to Sheffield JOC 'C' fleet as 1176 in 1960, it passed to the 'B' fleet in 1967 as 3076, becoming Hebble's 161 in early 1970, being renumbered 657 later that year.
Photo taken February 1971, Somewhere on Stiperden Moor between Mereclough and Blackshaw Head!
11. 5877W
Sheffield 'B' fleet 1177, 5877W, was a Burlingham-bodied Leyland Leopard dating from 1960. Behind it is 1156, 3156WE, the now preserved Roe-bodied PD3.
Photo taken circa 1964, Chapelgate, Retford
12. 5878W
Yorkshire Woollen District 293, 5878W, a Leyland Leopard L1 with Burlingham DP41F body, new to Sheffield JOC 'C' fleet (1178, later 3078) in 1960.
Photo taken early 1970, Longcauseway Bus Parking Ground, Dewsbury
13. 5879W
Burlingham DP41F bodied Leyland L1 Leopard 5879W was number 309 in the Calderdale fleet having been acquired by Halifax Joint Omnibus Committee from Yorkshire Woollen District 294 in 1971.
Photo taken Friday 21 April 1972, Great Albion Street/St. James Road, Halifax
14. 5906W
Seen turning into the loading bays at Pond Street Bus Station in Sheffield is Sheffield 1306, 5906W, the first of four such buses new in 1960 in the 'B' fleet owned jointly by the Railways and the Corporation. They were Leyland L1 Leopards with Burlingham DP41F bodies and five similar buses were supplied to the Railway owned 'C' fleet as numbers 1175-1179. 1306 was renumbered to 1006 in 1967 and withdrawn in 1971, passing to Hulley, Baslow in March 1972.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Pond Street Bus Station
15. 5907W
Sheffield Corporation 1007, 5907W, a Leyland Leopard L1 with Burlingham DP41F body, new (as 1307) in 1960.
Photo taken March 1971, Skircoat Road, Halifax
16. WWV564
Wilts & Dorset 909, WWV564, a Leyland Leopard with Harrington C41F body, new in 1960 to Silver Star, part of the fleet taken over in 1963. Note the 'On Hire to United' label on the windscreen.
Photo taken August 1964, Eccleston Place, near London Victoria Coach Station
17. XWO911
Burlingham bodied Leyland Leopard L1 XWO911 delivered new to Hills of Tredegar on 3rd June 1960. This was the first Burlingham bus bodied Leopard built and the first Leopard delivered to a U.K. independent operator and has been restored in Hills livery by Wayne Roberts & Jim Rees of the Pontypool Bus & Coach preservation Society.
Photo taken August 2010, near Brecon, Powys
18. 101UTF
Lancaster City Transport 101, 101UTF, a 1961 Leopard L1 with East Lancs 42 seat dual door body
Photo taken August 1973, Lancaster Bus Station
19. 1880WA
Todmorden Joint Omnibus Committee 2, 1880WA, was a 1961 Leyland L1 Leopard with an Eastern Coachworks C41F body acquired in 1970 from Sheffield Joint Omnibus Committee C3080.
Photo taken Monday 19 April 1971, Bus Starting Centre, Todmorden
20. 1881WA
Calderdale J.O.C. 322. 1881WA, which came from Todmorden J.O.C, but was originally new in 1961 to Sheffield J.O.C. "C" fleet no. 1181, a rare combination of Leyland Leopard with ECW C41F body.
Photo taken c. 1972, Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax
21. 1882WA
Sheffield C 3082, 1882WA, an Eastern Coachworks C41F bodied Leyland L1 Leopard new in 1961 seen here in Halifax ready to turn into Crossfield Bus Station after unloading on arrival from Sheffield.
Photo taken Sunday 8 September 1968, entering Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax
22. 1882WA
Sheffield 1182, 1882WA, seen on the parking area at Pond Street Bus Station in Sheffield, was a Leyland L1 Leopard with an Eastern Coachworks C41F body
Photo taken Saturday 24 August 1963, Pond Street Bus Station
23. 257GRR
East Midland C257, 257GRR, a Leyland L2T Leopard with a Burlingham Seagull 70 C37F body, new in May 1961, is unloading at the Coliseum Bus Station in Blackpool.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1964, Coliseum Bus Station, Blackpool
24. 2700CD
Southdown 1700, 2700CD, has unloaded its passengers after arriving in Victoria Coach Station. It was a Leyland L2T Leopard, had a Harrington Cavalier body which, when new, was C28F.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1971, Victoria Coach Station
25. 2717HJ
Southend Leyland Leopard 206, 2717HJ, with 207 in the background.
Photo taken Saturday 13 February 1965, Victoria Station, Southend
26. 2717HJ
Southend Leyland Leopard 206, 2717HJ
Photo taken Victoria Station, Southend
27. 2717HJ
Southend Leyland Leopard 206, 2717HJ. Note the "First Alighting Point" blind (and also the crew of Eastern National Lodekka 2426 behind admiring the photographer at work).
Photo taken Wednesday 1 September 1971, Southend Central Station
28. 2717HJ
Southend Leyland Leopard 206, 2717HJ
Photo taken July 1974, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
29. 2717HJ
A great photo of former Southend Leopards 2717HJ and 2718HJ seen here in summer sunshine with S&M Coaches of Benfleet, otherwise known as Castle Point Bus Co.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 August 1978, Benfleet
30. 2718HJ
Southend Leyland Leopard 207, 2718HJ.
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
31. 2718HJ
Southend Leyland Leopard 207, 2718HJ, in its original livery with the distinctive cream 'V' (and an inconsistent set of indicators).
Photo taken Saturday 13 February 1965, Victoria Station, Southend
32. 2718HJ
Southend Weymann bodied Leyland Leopard 207, 2718HJ, new in 1961.
Photo taken Friday 26 March 1965, Victoria Station, Southend
33. 2718HJ
Southend Leyland Leopard 207, 2718HJ
Photo taken June 1974, Southend
34. 2718HJ
Southend Leyland Leopard 207, 2718HJ
Photo taken July 1974, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
35. 2722CD
Preserved Southdown 1722, 2722CD, is a 1961 Leyland Leopard L2T fitted with the stylish Harrington Cavalier coachwork. Originally built as C28F 2+1 touring configuration, this vehicle was later converted to C37F
Photo taken July 2003, Worthing
36. 2729CD
Thomas Mouget & Co Ltd operated 2729CD, a Leyland Leopard L2 from 1961 with Harrington Cavalier C39F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1977, Redcar
37. 634WY
Calderdale 334, 634WY, a Leyland L1 with East Lancs B44F bodywork delivered to Todmorden JOC in April 1961 as their 12. It subsequently became WYPTE 3334.
Photo taken early 1970s, Mankinholes Terminus
38. 634WY
Ex-Calderdale 334, 634WY, a Leyland L1 Leopard with an East Lancs B44F body, new as Todmorden 12 in April 1961, is seen at Todmorden in the bus starting centre. It passed from Todmorden Joint Omnibus Committee to Calderdale Joint Omnibus Committee in September 1971 and to West Yorkshire P.T.E. on 1st April 1974 to become 3334.
Photo taken Wednesday 10 April 1974, the Bus Starting Centre, Todmorden
39. 7272PT
Weardale Motor Services, Frosterley 7272PT was a Plaxton B47F bodied Leyland L2T Leopard new in 1961. It is seen here passing through Stanhope, the home of associated company Stanhope Motor Services.
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1967, Front Street, Stanhope
40. 7272PT
Barnard Castle Coaches (Burrell) 7272PT, a Leyland Leopard L1 built in 1961 with Plaxton Highway B47F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1976, Darlington
41. 764BVA
Carmichael, Glenboig (t/a Highland) 764BVA was the first of two Leyland L1 Leopards with Alexander B45F bodies new in October 1961.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge
42. 765BVA
Carmichael, Glenboig (t/a Highland) 765BVA, was the second of two Leyland L1 Leopards with Alexander B45F bodies new in October 1961.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Water Street, Coatbridge
43. 8731CD
Southdown 1731, 8731CD a Leyland Leopard L2 new in November 1961. Coachwork was by Harrington originally C28F and reseated to C41F in 1971 and again to C39F in 1974.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1981, Berresfords Depot, Cheddleton
44. CGM413
Central SMT TS3, CGM413, a Leyland Leopard L2 with Alexander DP41F bodywork dating from August 1961, waits at the Horsemarket stance between trips. Originally numbered T1-T6, this batch were re-designated TS ('S' for short) when the first 36-foot Leopards arrived in 1964.
Photo taken 1969, Horsemarket, Lanark
45. CGM413
Six Leyland L2 Leopards with Alexander C41F bodies were new to Central S.M.T. in 1961 and T3, CGM413, the third of them is seen in Quarry Street, Hamilton.
Photo taken Friday 21 June 1963, Quarry Street, Hamilton
46. CGM414
TS4, CGM414, a Leyland Leopard with Central sits rather sadly at Lanark, to compliment the recent views here and of TS3.
Photo taken May 1974, Lanark Bus Station
47. CZA661
Coras Iompair Eireann SE1, CZA661, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1961 with CIE DP45F bodywork. Numerically the first in the E class, this had been transferred to the school fleet and renumbered. The company operated a very large fleet of school buses in this distinctive livery.
Photo taken July 1975, Merchant's Quay, Waterford
48. MCN54
Northern General 1954, MCN54, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1961 with Harrington Cavalier C37F bodywork. Relegated to bus duties and repainted accordingly (not an improvement).
Photo taken August 1972, North Burns, Chester-le-Street
49. MCN59
Northern 1959, MCN59, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1961 with Harrington Cavalier C37F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Guisborough
50. PCK601
Ribble Motors, Leyland Leopard 1019, PCK601, with Harrington Cavalier body, built 1961.
Photo taken 1963, Liverpool Lime Street Express Bus Station
51. PCK603
Ribble Motors 1021, PCK603, a Leyland Leopard with Harrington Cavalier body, built 1961.
Photo taken 1963, Liverpool Lime Street Express Bus Station
52. PCK618
Ribble Motor Services 1036, PCK618, a Leyland Leopard L2 of 1961 with Harrington body, one ony many such coaches run by Ribble and its subsiduaries in the 1960s.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 2009, Bolton Abbey Station
53. PCK618
Ribble Motor Services bought large numbers of these handsome Harrington bodied Leylands in the early 1960s. 1036, PCK618, is a 1961 Leyland Leopard L1 with a Harrington Cavalier body, seen in the car park of Kirkby Stephen CoOp during the 2014 Kirkby Stephen rally.
Photo taken Sunday 20 April 2014, Co-op car park, Kirkby Stephen
54. PCK619
New as Ribble 1037 in July 1961, PCK619 was a Leyland L2T Leopard with a Harrington Cavalier C32F body. By the time of this photograph in Brighton, when taking part in a British Coach Rally, it had passed to Grayline, Bicester who had fitted two tables with reversed seating towards the rear of the coach.
Photo taken Sunday 23 April 1972, Madeira Drive, Brighton
55. PCK621
Ribble Motors 1039, PCK621, a Leyland Leopard with Harrington Cavalier body, built 1961.
Photo taken 1961/62, Express Bus Station, Corner of North Road and Lords Walk. Preston
56. PCK834
Ribble 1052, PCK634, was a Leyland Leopard L2T with Harrington Cavalier C41F body, new in 1961.
Photo taken 1965, Swallow Falls, Betws-y-Coed
57. PRN148
Scout sent PRN148, a 1961 Duple Midland C38FT bodied Leyland L2 Leopard, on the service from Preston to Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 4 August 1962, London Victoria Coach Station
58. SCX21
Huddersfield 21, SCX21, a Leyland Leopard L1 with Roe B44F bodywork dating from March 1961 running as Metro 4021, is seen in the Bus Starting Centre (that is what it was officially called) in Todmorden in January 1977.
Photo taken Saturday 15 January 1977, Bus Starting Centre, Todmorden
59. SCX22
Huddersfield JOC 22, SCX22, a Leyland Leopard L1 with Roe bodywork dating from 1961. The bus is seen in use as a film location canteen with Kennedys Film Service of Morley.
Photo taken 1981, Morley, Leeds
60. WRP999
Rosemary Coaches WRP999, Leyland Leopard L2 / Plaxton Panorama.
Photo taken June 1973, Banham Zoo
61. YSG101
A study in "Y" Types. YSG101 is the well known 3 door Edinburgh Leopard alongside Venture 249, 6249UP. Although quoted as 1962 elsewhere, YSG101 was new in 1961 according to the information boards displayed on the bus while Venture 249, 6249 UP is a Leyland Leopard with Alexander C51F body new in 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 1 June 2014, Bents Park, South Shields
62. 102UTF
Lancaster City Transport 203, 203YTE, a 1963 Leyland PD2/37 with East Lancs H37/28F body and alongside 102, 102UTF, a Leyland Leopard L1 with East Lancs B42D body, new in 1962
Photo taken December 1965, Lancaster Bus Station
63. 103UTF
Lancaster bought several batches of Leyland Leopards with a variety of bodywork by among others East Lancs and Seddon. Seen after withdrawal and sale is 103, 103UTF, a 1962 Leyland Leopard L1 with East Lancs 42 seat dual entrance bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 14 May 1994, Batley
64. 427EYY
Grey Green 427EYY, a Harrington Grenadier C49F bodied Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard is seen at King’s Cross Coach Station, Pentonville Road.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1964, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
65. 501WLG
Originally carrying a Windover Kingsway C39C body and registered LXM22 with Birch Brothers in 1951, the chassis was lengthened to 36’ by Les Gleave and a Plaxton Panorama C51F body fitted for Roberts, Crewe in 1962 when it was registered 501WLG. It passed to Whitehall Motorways, London N.7 in August 1963 and to Camping, Brighton in April 1964 with whom it is seen competing in the British Coach Rally at Brighton.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1964, Madeira Drive, Brighton
66. 50NDE
Silcox, Pembroke Dock 61, 50NDE, was a Leyland L2 Leopard with a Duple Britannia C45F body new in January 1962. It is seen in Cheltenham approaching the entrance to the Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 15 July 1972, near Coach Station, Cheltenham
67. 5156HA
One of a batch of 25 Leyland PSU3/4R Leopards with Weymann B53F bodies new in 1962/3, 5156, 5156HA is seen in Nuneaton.
Photo taken Sunday 13 October 1974, Nuneaton
68. 5168HA
5168HA, seen in Coventry, was Midland Red 5168 and was a Leyland PSU3/4R Leopard with a Weymann B53F body new in December 1962
Photo taken Saturday 28 October 1967, Pool Meadow, Coventry
69. 5169HA
Midland Red 5169, 5169HA, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1962 with Weymann B53F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1974, Lichfield Bus Station
70. 521BWT
This East Lancs bodied Leyland Leopard is seen in Hebden Bridge wearing the third livery of its career. Delivered to Todmorden JOC in 1962 it was 31, 521BWT, in their fleet
Photo taken 1975, New Road, Hebden Bridge
71. 5895YG
Pennine Motor Services of Gargrave 5895YG, Leyland Leopard L2 with Willowbrook body, new in 1962.
Photo taken January 1972, Skipton
72. 5895YG
New in January 1962 to Simpson & Windle (Pennine), Gargrave, 5895YG was a Leyland L2 Leopard with a Duple Midland Donington C41F body.
Photo taken High Street, Gargrave
73. 616BWB
Sheffield Transport 12, 616BWB, a Leyland Leopard L1 built in1962 with Park Royal B45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1973, Pond Street Bus Station
74. 618BBO
36 foot vehicles made their appearance in the Western Welsh fleet in the form of Willowbrook bodied Leyland PSU3/2R buses and 618, 618BBO, delivered in 1962 is seen in Cardiff bus station
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Cardiff Bus Station
75. 62BUA
Garnock Valley, Kilbirnie, 62BUA, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1962 with Plaxton Embassy C49C bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Girvan
76. 63BUA
Wallace Arnold 63BUA was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Plaxton Embassy C49C body. Wallace Arnold specified the front flash of the side moulding to be that from the earlier Consort IV body for standardisation with the earlier coaches in the fleet. It is seen here at the Wallace Arnold Coach Station in The Calls, Leeds.
Photo taken Saturday 13 April 1963, The Calls, Leeds
77. 6780DD
Black & White 230, 6780DD, seen at Victoria Coach Station, was the fifth Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard to be built and had a Plaxton Panorama C47F body. It was new in April 1962. Black & White 223-231 had the first nine Leyland PSU3/1R chassis.
Photo taken Saturday 21 April 1962, London Victoria Coach Station
78. 6780DD
A nearside shot of Black & White 230, 6780DD, seen at Victoria Coach Station. This was the fifth Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard to be built and had a Plaxton Panorama C47F body new in April 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 21 April 1962, London Victoria Coach Station
79. 71BUA
Wallace Arnold 71BUA was a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with a Plaxton C49C body from 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 28 March 1965, Hunslet Road Workshops, Leeds
80. 734PDE
Seen in the Coach Station at Cheltenham is Silcox, Pembroke Dock 62, 734PDE, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Willowbrook C51F body which had been new in August 1962. This was the first 36 feet long vehicle in the Silcox fleet.
Photo taken Saturday 7 August 1971, Coach Station, Cheltenham
81. 7462PT
United AS 1062, 7462PT, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1962 with Plaxton Panorama C43F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, southern end of West Lane, Middlesbrough
82. 750TJ
Seen at Wembley was Fishwick’s C9, 750TJ, a 1962 Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with very rare Duple Northern Dragonfly C49C body acquired in July 1966, having previously been a Leyland demonstrator. To the left is one of the 1970 Plaxton Leopards C4/5 (VTC715/6H) whilst to the right is C6, RTD432C, the Duple C49F bodied Leopard new in 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 10 May 1975, London Wembley
83. 750TJ
King of Dunblane operated 750TJ, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1962 with Duple Dragonfly C49C bodywork. It had started life as a Leyland demonstrator and ran for some time with Fishwick, Leyland (where it was photographed by John Kaye).
Photo taken July 1977, Dunblane
84. 8155CD
Southdown 1155, 8155CD a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Weymann C49F body, new in October 1962
Photo taken April 1964, Wembley Stadium
85. 8157CD
Southdown 1157, 8157CD, a Leyland Leopard with Weymann Castillian bodywork in the livery of Triumph Coaches.
Photo taken Sunday 13 September 1964, Farnborough Air Show
86. 82CYV
St Kevin's Bus Service, Glendalough, Eire, ZNI456, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1962 with Willowbrook B51F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Glendalough, Ireland
87. 84CYV
Osbornes 84CYV, Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R / Plaxton DP51F
Photo taken June 1972, East Street, Tollesbury
88. 84CYV
Birch Bros K84, 84CYV, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Willowbrook DP51F body new in 1962 seen in Midland Road adjacent to St. Pancras Station. It was rebodied by Plaxton, as DP49F, in 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 13 October 1963, Midland Road, London St. Pancras
89. 84CYV
Birch Bros K84, 84CYV, one of three Leyland PSU3/3R Leopards new in 1962 with Wilowbrook DP51F bodies. It is seen here in Midland Road, St. Pancras shortly after being rebodied with a Plaxton Derwent II DP49F body.
Photo taken Saturday 13 September 1969, Midland Road, London St. Pancras
90. 84CYV
Osborne, Tollesbury, 24 84CYV, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1962 with Plaxton Derwent DP49F bodywork from 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 6 August 1978, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate
91. 9272PT
Eden L3, 9272PT, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1962 with Plaxton Highway B47F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1973, West Auckland Green
92. 9272PT
The Eden, West Auckland, L3, 9272PT, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1962 with Plaxton Highway B47F bodywork. New to Weardale MS of Frosterley and enjoying the sun at West Auckland Green before running to Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken September 1973, West Auckland Green
93. 930UVT
Potteries MT SN930, 930UVT, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1962 with Willowbrook B54F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1968, Newcastle-under-Lyme Garage
94. 9531PT
Leyland L2 Leopard 231, 9531PT, the first of ten delivered in 1962, carried Alexander DP41F body caught at Consett.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, parking opposite Consett Bus Station
95. 9536PT
Venture 236, 9536PT, Leyland Leopard L1 built 1962 with Alexander DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, parking opposite Consett Bus Station
96. 9732AT
East Yorkshire Willowbrook DP47F bodied Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard new in 1962 was 732, 9732AT, and is seen at Victoria Coach Station with vehicles from Maidstone & District, North Western and Midland Red.
Photo taken Sunday 28 July 1963, London Victoria Coach Station
97. 9733AT
East Yorkshire, Hull 733, 9733AT, was a 1962 Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Willowbrook DP47F body seen in Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1971, Victoria Coach Station, London
98. 9734AT
East Yorkshire 734, 9734AT, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1962 with Willowbrook DP47F bodywork. NBC's DP livery sadly out sync with the body trim.
Photo taken March 1975, Ferensway Bus Park, Hull
99. 9737AT
East Yorkshire 737, 9737AT, seen at Westwood, Scarborough, was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Willowbrook DP47F body and is seen in the N.B.C. Blue livery.
Photo taken Friday 17 August 1973, Westwood, Scarborough
100. AZC417
By 1971 and for a number of years, Irish Gaelic speakers were frequently able to have a monopoly of Córas Iompair Éireann destination blinds. Overseas visitors interchanging at Mallow Station from the main line or the long branch from Killarney and Tralee would have to know or ask about this Leyland Leopard L2 awaiting next duty to Port Láirge or Waterford. Framed by leaning telegraph pole and station exterior E77, AZC417, had CIE DP45F body new in July 1962.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 September 1971, Mallow Station, County Cork
101. FFT813
Tynemouth 263, FFT813,a Leyland PSU3 with Willowbrook DP49F body new in 1962, seen shortly after delivery one evening inside Percy Main garage.
Photo taken 1962, Percy Main garage
102. FFT813
Tynemouth 263, FFT813, a Leyland PSU3 with Willowbrook DP49F body new in 1962, another view inside Percy Main shortly after delivery.
Photo taken 1962, Percy Main Garage
103. FFT813
Tynemouth 263, FFT813, a Leyland PSU3 with Willowbrook DP49F body new in 1962.
Photo taken 1963, North Shields Bus Park
104. GCU570
Seen leaving the bus station in Darlington is Hall Bros., South Shields GCU570, one of two Duple Northern Continental C51F bodied Leyland PSU3/3R Leopards new in June 1962.
Photo taken Tuesday 19 May 1964, Darlington Bus Station
105. HCU54
Northern General 2254, HCU54, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1962 with Willowbrook B53F bodywork, about to leave Chester-le-Street for Consett on route 15, just as soon as the driver has finished his cigarette.
Photo taken March 1973, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
106. HCU58
Northern General 2258, HCU58, was a Willowbrook B53F bodied Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard new in July 1962 which was seen in Stanley, appropriately destined for the Zoo.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Scott Street Bus Park, Stanley
107. HHD348
Hebble 443, HHD348, a Leyland Leopard with Plaxton C49F body, new in 1962 to Yorkshire Woollen District, joining Hebble in 1970. Renumbered as 14 in November 1971.
Photo taken 1972, Derby
108. HHD348
Hebble, Wakefield 14, HHD348, was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama C49F body seen at Westwood, Scarborough.
Photo taken Friday 17 August 1973, Westwood, Scarborough
109. PJX235
Halifax JOC 235, PJX235, a Leyland Leopard L1 built in 1962 with Weymann B42F bodywork, about to depart for Brighouse on route 71.
Photo taken September 1971, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
110. PJX236
Halifax single deck No.236, PJX236, at Queensbury on a service to Halifax via Shibden, a Leyland Leopard L1 built in 1962 with Weymann B42F bodywork.
Photo taken Friday 19 April 1968, Granby Street, Queensbury, Bradford
111. PJX32
Halifax Weymann bodied Leyland Leopard 32, PJX32.
Photo taken circa 1968, Norton Tower
112. PJX33
Halifax 33, PJX33, a 1962 Leyland Leopard L1 with Weymann bodywork presents a rather battered visage as it loads in Halifax bus station.
Photo taken Monday 24 September 1973, Crossfield Bus Station
113. PJX34
A line up of Calderdale, ex-Halifax, single deckers, from right to left PJX34, KCP5, KCP7 and PJX36. The PJXs were Leyland Leopard/Weymann new to the Halifax A Fleet in 1962 while the KCPs were Leyland Worldmaster/Weymann, new to the same fleet in 1958.
Photo taken summer 1972, Skircoat Road Garage
114. PJX35
Halifax 35, PJX35, a 1962 Leyland Leopard L1 with Weymann B42F body.
Photo taken Sunday 11 March 2012, Havelock Street, Ravensthorpe
115. PJX35
Halifax Corporation 35, PJX35, a Leyland Leopard L1 with Weymann B42F body, new in 1962.
Photo taken June 1971, Jepson Lane, Elland
116. SCK867
Ribble 702, SCK867, a 40 seat Duple Alpine-bodied Leyland Leopard coach, new in 1962.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
117. SCK870
Ribble Motors, 705, SCK870, a Leyland Leopard with Duple Continental Body, built 1962. As far as I know, Ribble only bought six of these numbered 701 to 706, all fitted with Toilet and Refreshment Servery.
Photo taken 1962/63, Express Bus Station, corner of North Road and Lords Walk, Preston
118. UAG935
Seen at the A.A. Bus Station in Ayr, Leyland L1 Leopard UAG935 with a Northern Counties B44F body was new to Young, Ayr in September 1962.
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1963, A.A. Bus Station, Ayr
119. VDB907
North Western 907, VDB907, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Alexander DP49F body, the first of North Western's first batch of 36 foot coaches, new in 1962.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
120. VDB907
North Western 907, VDB907, was the first of 36ft long Alexander bodied coaches as a prelude to the introduction of the "Y type" design. Seen at Buxton Market place on the trans-peak service from Derby to Manchester.
Photo taken Summer 1969, Buxton Market Place
121. VDB910
GMT 910, VDB910 a 1962 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Alexander C49F body originally North Western 910.
Photo taken Wednesday 2 April 1975, Woodsmoor Lane, Stockport
122. VDB915
In 1976 Ensign loaned two Leyland Leopards to Southend, both being painted in Southend colours and numbered 205, VDB915 (seen here) and 204, 432FXX. 205 was an Alexander DP bodied example ex North Western Road Car, seen here in Mountdale Gardens, Leigh, outside St Christophers School, on a school contract. Both were later used on stage services as well as contracts.
Photo taken Wednesday 18 February 1976, St. Christophers School, Mountdale Gardens, Leigh
123. VDB963
Although passing from North Western, Stockport 963 to Crosville, Chester CLL918 in January 1972, VDB963, seen at Victoria Coach Station, was still in North Western livery and carrying fleet number 963.
Photo taken Monday 3 April 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
124. VDB963
A nearside view of Crosville, Chester CLL918. Although passing from North Western, Stockport 963 to Crosville, Chester CLL918 in January 1972, VDB963, seen at Victoria Coach Station, was still in North Western livery and carrying fleet number 963.
Photo taken Monday 3 April 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
125. WHL985
Seen in Leeds Central Bus Station is West Riding 985, WHL985, which was a Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard with a Plaxton Derwent B53F body new in 1962 and which had been exhibited at the 1962 Commercial Motor Show at Earls Court.
Photo taken Monday 31 July 1967, Leeds Central Bus Station
126. WHL985
Originally 985, West Riding 131, WHL985, the Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R exhibited at the 1962 Commercial Motor Show is seen at Belle Isle Depot Wakefield after arrival back from a Wulfrunian Society outing to the Dinting Railway Centre.
Photo taken Mar 1972, Belle Isle Depot, Wakefield
127. WHL986
Seen in Wakefield Bus Station is West Riding 132, WHL986, Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Plaxton Derwent B53F body which had been new as number 986 in 1962.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Wakefield Bus Station
128. WVH230
Yorkshire Traction 389, WVH230, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1962 with Willowbrook B54F bodywork. This had been new as 101 with County Motors of Lepton.
Photo taken July 1974, Barnsley
129. XHE230
Yorkshire Traction 343, XHE230, a 1962 Leopard with Willowbrook body, the first 36' Leopard bought by Tracky.
Photo taken c.1977, Wombwell Depot
130. XHE231
Yorkshire Traction 1231, XHE231, a Leyland Leopard with Willowbrook C47F body, new in 1962 and alongside North Western 149, AJA149B, another Leyland Leopard but this time an Alexander C49F body.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
131. YSG101
Edinburgh Corporation 101 YSG101, a 1962 Alexander bodied Leyland Leopard. When new this bus had a rear entrance and front and centre exit doors in the continental style with the conductor seated by the rear door.
Photo taken 1994, Halifax Rally
132. YSG101
Edinburgh bought a solitary Leyland Leopard PSU3/2R in 1962, 101, YSG101. This was fitted with an early Alexander Y type body to the design of the Edinburgh general manger this included three doors with access by the rear where passengers paid a seated conductor.
Photo taken Thursday 21 October 1971, Waverley Bridge
133. YSG101
It is now over 50 years since the Alexander Y type body first appeared. One of the earliest examples was YSG101, this triple door Leyland Leopard PSU3/2R of 1962 which was 101 in the Edinburgh fleet. This rear view shows the the divided rear window and the non standard floor line needed to accommodate the steps to the rear standing area and conductors desk.
Photo taken Sunday 4 August 2013, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
134. 104CUF
Billingshurst Coaches 40, 104CUF, seen in Newbury Gardens, Stoneleigh on a rail replacement service, was a Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard with a Marshall B49F body which had been new to Southdown, Brighton in December 1963 as number 104.
Photo taken Sunday 15 May 1977, Newbury Gardens, Stoneleigh
135. 105CUF
Bickers 105CUF, Leyland Leopard / Marshall. Ex Southdown.
Photo taken 1981, Ipswich
136. 105EUA
Wallace Arnold 105EUA, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with Plaxton Embassy C49C body, seen at William Street Coach Park on the RCA Fylingdales contract.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 April 1972, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
137. 108EUA
Wallace Arnold 108EUA, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1963 with Plaxton Embassy C49C bodywork. Part of the RCA contract fleet used during the construction of Fylingdales early warning complex.
Photo taken July 1972, West Cliff, Whitby
138. 109EUA
Wallace Arnold Leyland Leopard/ Plaxton 109EUA of 1963 on a half day excursion to Ripon and Fountains Abbey.
Photo taken Wednesday 9 October 1963, Ripon Bus Station Park
139. 109EUA
Wallace Arnold 109EUA, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with Plaxton Embassy C49C body, seen at William Street Coach Park on the RCA Fylingdales contract.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 April 1972, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
140. 112CUF
During 1976 Northern General had a vehicle shortage that resulted in the loan of a handful of buses from Southdown. One of these, Southdown 112, 112CUF, is seen in Sunderland bus station ready to depart for Consett. 112 is a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1 with Marshall B45F bodywork new to Southdown in 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 1976, Park Lane Bus Station, Sunderland
141. 113CUF
Southdown 113, 113CUF, was a 1963 Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R with Marshall bodywork. Delivered as a 51 seat crew operated vehicle, it was converted to B45F for one person operation.
Photo taken 1967, Pool Valley Bus Station, Brighton
142. 115GAX
Stonier of Goldenhill was one of the Potteries independents who survived into the 1970s. 115GAX was 1963 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Willowbrook bodywork that originated in the fleet of Jones of Aberbeeg. It was numbered 9 in the Stonier fleet.
Photo taken Saturday 15 October 1977, Albany Street, Stoke on Trent
143. 115GAX
Stoniers 115GAX was a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R new with Willowbrook DP51F bodywork, but it looks to have later been fitted with bus seats. It was purchased from Jones, Aberbeeg in 1966.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1981, Stoniers Depot, Tunstall
144. 116CUF
Southdown 116, 116CUF, and 159, EUF159D, Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R's - 116 having a Marshall B51F body, whilst 159 has a Weymann B45F body. Seen turning at Alfriston Cross. If I remember rightly Alfriston is the village where King Alfred is reputed to have burnt the cakes.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 July 1970, Alfriston Cross
145. 118CUF
Southdown 1963 built Marshall bodied Leyland 'Leopard' PSU3/1R 118, 118CUF, working as a 51 seater with conductor. Seen climbing Willingdon Road on the last leg of its inland journey on route 25 from Brighton via Lewes to Eastbourne.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 December 1965, Willingdon Road, Eastbourne
146. 121FCH
Seen at Regents Park, London was Trent 1, 121FCH, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Plaxton Panorama C49F body new in 1963.
Photo taken Monday 30 August 1971, Regents Park
147. 122EUA
Hutchinson Bros of Husthwaite 122EUA, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT from 1963 with Plaxton Embassy C49C bodywork.
Photo taken May 1974, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
148. 122EUA
Wallace Arnold, Leeds 122EUA, seen in the entrance road to the Coach Station in Cheltenham, was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Plaxton Embassy C49C body new in 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 7 August 1971, Cheltenham Coach Station
149. 123FCH
West Wales 71 123FCH, 56 GTH600E and 70 122FCH lined up at Tycroes depot in September 1977. The outer pair are both ex Trent Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT, being new in December 1963, with Plaxton Panorama C49F coachwork but came to West Wales from Morris of Pencoed. 56 is also a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R but with Plaxton Derwent B55F bodywork purchased new in 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 3 September 1977, West Wales Depot, Tycroes
150. 140DBO
Black & White 140, 140DBO, a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Duple Northern Continental C49F body is seen at Victoria Coach Station. New as Western Welsh 140 in 1963, it was one of four acquired by Black & White in September 1971. All four were withdrawn in 1974 and passed to Wessex National, Bristol 450-453 in November 1974
Photo taken Saturday 27 May 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
151. 141DBO
Black & White 141, 141DBO, seen in Cheltenham was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Duple Northern Continental C49F body. New as Western Welsh 141 in 1963, it was one of four acquired by Black & White in September 1971.
Photo taken Saturday 15 July 1972, St Margaret's Road, Cheltenham
152. 141DBO
Black & White 141, 141DBO seen in Cheltenham was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Duple Northern Continental C49F body. New as Western Welsh 141 in 1963, it was one of four acquired by Black & White in September 1971. All four were withdrawn in 1974 and passed to Wessex National, Bristol 450-453 in November 1974
Photo taken Saturday 15 July 1972, Cheltenham Coach Station
153. 143BTP
Portsmouth 143, 143BTP, a Leyland Leopard with bodywork by Weymann B42D, new in 1963.
Photo taken 1975, Eastney Depot, Portsmouth
154. 169AUF
Southdown 1169, 169AUF, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT of 1963 with a Weymann 49 seat body, one of a batch of 20. Six of the batch had 45 seats.
Photo taken 1963, London Victoria Coach Station
155. 171AUF
Southdown 1171, 171AUF, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Weymann C49F body, new in 1963 with behind 1035, OUF135, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with Beadle C41C body, new c.1954/5.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
156. 173AUF
Southdown 1173, 173AUF, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Weymann Castillion C49F body new in early 1963.
Photo taken 1974, Portsmouth Southdown Garage
157. 240CWY
Pennine of Gargrave 240CWY, a 1963 Leyland Leopard L2 with Roe B49F body seen in Skipton waiting to depart for the village of Ingleton.
Photo taken Jan 1972, Skipton Bus Station
158. 257GRR
257GRR started life with East Midland, Chesterfield carrying a Burlingham Seagull 70 C37F body. The Leyland L2T Leopard was rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C37F body in 1971 and is seen with Doig, Glasgow outside the London Waterloo coachpark.
Photo taken early 1972(?), Coral Street, London Waterloo
159. 262PRR
East Midland C62, 262PRR, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT built in 1963 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1973, Redcar Racecourse
160. 273AUF
273AUF started with Southdown in 1963, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R with Marshall B49F body. Latterly with Rules, it is now a restoration project.
Photo taken Sunday 6 August 2017, Tinker's Park, Sussex
161. 280AUF
280AUF in the fleet of Norfolks of Nayland, a Marshall bodied Leyland Leopard ex East Kent but new to Southdown as their 680 in March 1963.
Photo taken Colchester Bus Station
162. 3738RH
East Yorkshire MS 738, 3738RH, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Harrington Cavalier 36-foot C44F body, new in 1963, and named 'Kingston Star'.
Photo taken August 1970, Godley Lane, Stump Cross, Halifax
163. 3738RH
East Yorkshire 738, 3738RH, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1963 with Harrington Cavalier C44F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1973, Northallerton Bus Station
164. 400RRR
Hulley of Baslow 19, 400RRR, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1963 with Willowbrook B53F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1981, Baslow
165. 401RRR
United AS 4022, 401RRR, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1963 with Willowbrook B51F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1977, Scarborough Bus Station
166. 409LRR
East Midland L409, 409RRR, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1963 with Willowbrook B53F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, parking near Pond Street Bus Station, Sheffield
167. 431EYY
Grey Green 431EYY, a Harrington Cavalier C41F bodied Leyland L2 Leopard at King’s Cross Coach Station, Pentonville Road.
Photo taken Friday 27 December 1963, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
168. 436GAC
Midland Red 2055, 436GAC, seen in Stratford was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Duple Northern Alpine Continental C49F body. When new as Stratford Blue 59 in 1963 it had a glazed front dome and a standard inward opening front hinged coach door. In September 1969 it was renumbered 55 and in 1970 was converted for one-man operation, fitted with the roof mounted destination box and a slightly recessed pivoted entrance door. It passed to Midland Red in December 1970, was numbered 2055 and was withdrawn in November 1972 being sold to City of Oxford in February 1973.
Photo taken Saturday 10 April 1971, Stratford-upon-Avon Red Lion Bus Station
169. 436GAC
City of Oxford 19, 436GAC, was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Duple Northern Alpine Continental C49F body.
Photo taken Saturday 27 July 1974, Semley Place, near London Victoria Coach Station
170. 443GYR
443GYR seen in Colchester was a Leyland L2T Leopard with a Harrington Cavalier C41F body, new in December 1963, in the fleet of George Ewer (Grey Green), London N.16.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Bus Station
171. 4728DK
Ellen Smith, Rochdale. From right to left we have 4728DK, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Harrington Cavalier 36 C45F body, new in 1963 and withdrawn in 1978; RDK4, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with Duple Britannia C41C body, new in 1957 and withdrawn in 1974; UDK551, another Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 but with Harrington Wayfarer IV C41F body, new in 1959 and withdrawn in 1974.
Photo taken Sunday 13 February 1983, Ellen Smith's garage, Yorkshire Street, Rochdale
172. 474EWW
Baddeley Bros., Holmfirth 72, 474EWW, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Duple (Northern) Alpine Continental C49F body, new in 1963.
Photo taken June 1968, Upperhead Row Bus Station, Huddersfield
173. 5231HA
Midland Red 5231, 5231HA seen in Coventry was a Leyland PSU3/4R Leopard with a Willowbrook B53F body new in January 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 28 October 1967, Pool Meadow, Coventry
174. 5237HA
Midland Red 5237, 5237HA, a Class S18 Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1963 with Willowbrook B53F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Leamington Spa bus station
175. 5466UP
United Auto's W9, 5466UP, was a Leyland PSU3/1R with Plaxton Highway B55F bodywork, which United had acquired when they bought the old-established firm of Wilkinson's of Sedgefield in February 1967. When new in May 1963 it was Wilkinson's first bus built to the 'new' maximum length of 36' and was numbered 66 in their fleet. In the United re-numbering exercise of January 1969 it received the number 4001.
Photo taken c.1968, Bishop Auckland, Market Place
176. 547BUF
Southdown 1747, 547BUF, a Leyland Leopard L2 with Harrington C28F originally, of 1963. Seen at Battersea Wharf c.1974 on service layover from somewhere in Sussex, I believe these were touring coaches latterly upseated, this looks like about C41F. Lovely livery and fleetname. My BBF tells me that it's 31ft 5in. long, and Southdown had 22 of these between 1961 and 1963.
Photo taken c.1974, Battersea Wharf
177. 548BUF
Southdown touring coach 1748, 548BUF with a Harrington Cavalier body on a Leyland Leopard chassis that has changed hands in recent months. After leaving Southdown it was converted into a car transporter which it still is.
Photo taken Aug 2017, Sussex
178. 573EYG
Calderdale 338, 573EYG, a Leyland Leopard L1/East Lancs B44F, new to Todmorden J.O.C. in January 1963 as fleet no. 37
Photo taken summer of 1972, Crossfield Bus Station
179. 6247UP
247, 6247UP, and 263, CPT263B, a pair of Alexander ‘Y’ C51F bodied coaches. 247 was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard new in 1963 and 263 was an AEC Reliance new in 1964 seen at Consett.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, parking opposite Consett Bus Station
180. 6249UP
A study in "Y" Types. YSG101 is the well known 3 door Edinburgh Leopard alongside Venture 249, 6249UP. Although quoted as 1962 elsewhere, YSG101 was new in 1961 according to the information boards displayed on the bus while Venture 249, 6249 UP is a Leyland Leopard with Alexander C51F body new in 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 1 June 2014, Bents Park, South Shields
181. 6249UP
Venture of Consett 249, 6249UP, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Alexander body was one of four new in 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 18 June 2017, Howlands Park And Ride, Durham
182. 635SDE
Silcox Motor Coach Co Ltd 65, 635SDE, a 1963 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Duple Northern C51F bodywork purchased new by the company.
Photo taken Monday 31 July 1978, Silcox depot, Pembroke Dock
183. 635SDE
Silcox, Pembroke Dock 65, 635SDE, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Duple Northern Continental C51F body, new in May 1963, is seen approaching the entrance to the Coach Station in Cheltenham.
Photo taken Saturday 15 July 1972, near Coach Station, Cheltenham
184. 7333UP
A view looking across part of Worswick Street bus station in Newcastle. On the right is 333, 7333UP, a 1963 Willowbrook B53F bodied Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R in Sunderland District livery later renumbered 4291, alongside is 2129 FPT599C a Routemaster later renumbered 3113, and 2019, 9019PT, one of the batch of Roe bodied PDR1/1 Atlanteans from 1962. A further Routemaster can be glimpsed far left.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 August 1974, Worswick Street Bus Station, Newcastle
185. 7335UP
Stan Lake, Ipswich, 7335UP, a Leyland Leopard with Willowbrook B53F body. Originally Sunderland District 335, new to them in July 1963.
Photo taken 1982, Ipswich
186. 749DCD
Preserved ex Southdown 1749, 749DCD is a 1963 Leyland Leopard L2T fitted with a Harrington C28F short Grenadier body. Note the Cavalier front panel as fitted to all Southdown Grenadiers. It is seen here at the 2014 Worthing Bus rally.
Photo taken Sunday 27 July 2014, Marine Parade, Worthing
187. 750DCD
Preserved ex Southdown car 1750, 750DCD, is a 1963 Leyland Leopard L2 fitted with a Harrington Grenadier C28F touring coach body.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 2009, Marine Parade, Worthing
188. 750DCD
Classique Coaches ex Southdown 1750, 750DCD, a 1963 Leyland Leopard L2 with Harrington 28 seat body showing "Highlights of Europe" on destination which could well apply to the location high above Loch Long, also to the date the slide was taken!
Photo taken Friday 1 April 1994, Loch Long
189. 750DCD
Bickers, Coddenham 750DCD was a Leyland L2T Leopard with a Harrington C28F body, one of the hybrid bodies produced by Harrington, being a Grenadier body with a Cavalier lower front panel, seen at Weybridge Station car park. It had been new as Southdown 1750 in October 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1978, Weybridge Station
190. 821YEH
United AS 1168, 821YEH, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1963 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork. This had been new to the Michelin Tyre Co but United acquired it from Ribble, where it had been numbered 1060.
Photo taken July 1976, College Square, Stokesley
191. 822YEH
This is the second of a pair of Leyland L2T Leopards with Plaxton Panorama C28F bodies new to Michelin Tyre Co. Ltd., Stoke-on-Trent in January 1963, both of which passed to Ribble, Preston in November 1963. Ribble reseated both to C41F and 1061, 822YEH, is seen in Morecambe. After withdrawal in 1975/6 both passed to United, Darlington in July 1976 as 1168/9.
Photo taken Saturday 8 August 1970, Morecambe
192. 91FXD
Birch Bros K91, 91FXD, one of six Leyland PSU3/4R Leopards new in 1963 with Park Royal C49F bodies seen in Pancras Road at the London terminal of routes 203 and 203M.
Photo taken Saturday 13 September 1969, Pancras Road, London Kings Cross
193. 9770RH
East Yorkshire 770, 9770RH, seen at Victoria Coach Station, was a Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard with a Willowbrook C47F body new in 1963 and is seen in the N.B.C. Blue livery.
Photo taken Saturday 28 July 1973, Victoria Coach Station
194. CTB952B
In 1963 Fishwicks took delivery of a pair of Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Weymann bodywork, numbered 11 and 28 CTB951/2B. The former seated 45 and the latter seen here was B49F. Seen entering Preston bus station on 5 April 1977 in the days before the famous 111 service number was deemed necessary.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 April 1977, Preston Bus Station
195. HCU963
Seen leaving the bus station in Darlington is Hall Bros., South Shields HCU963, a Plaxton Panorama C51F bodied Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard new in June 1963.
Photo taken Tuesday 19 May 1964, Darlington Bus Station
196. HHD880
Yorkshire WD 257, HHD880, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1963 with Marshall B53F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1971, Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax
197. JEO770
Barrow 70, JEO770, a 1963 Leyland Leopard L1 with East Lancs B42D body.
Photo taken Thursday 28 October 1982, Tea House Terminus, Anchor Road, Barrow
198. JEO773
Barrow 73, JEO773, a 1963 Leyland Leopard L1/East Lancs.
Photo taken Thursday 28 October 1982, Ormsgill Estate, Barrow
199. JHD830
Southern Hire Coaches, Eire, JHD830, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1963 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork (unladen weight 8 tons 6 hundredweight 1 quarter).
Photo taken July 1975, Kilkenny Castle
200. PCN15
Northern General 2615, PCN15, Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1963 with Harrington Grenadier C44F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1973, Whitby Station
201. PCN15
Northern General 2615, PCN15, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1963 with Harrington Grenadier C44F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, by The Cricket Ground, off Rectory Lane, Guisborough
202. PCN18
Northern General 2618, PCN18, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1963 with Harrington Grenadier C44F bodywork. Harrington's graceful lines show up well on a broadside view.
Photo taken June 1968, The Four in Hand, Newcastle-under-Lyme
203. RJX872
Hebble RJX872, a Leyland Leopard with Plaxton C47F body, new as fleet number 72 in 1963, renumbered as 572 in 1970 and as 19 in November 1971. Seen here in the rough parking ground in Barnsley, adjacent to the bus station, which was often used as an overflow area.
Photo taken June 1972, Barnsley
204. SCP562
New to Hebble in 1963 as their 102, SCP562, was this Willowbrook bodied Leyland Leopard. It passed to Yorkshire Woollen in 1971 when Hebble were wound up. It is seen in its new colours as YWD 159.
Photo taken Thursday 24 August 1972, Dewsbury
205. SCP565
Hebble 685, SCP565, Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R with Willowbrook B53F body, one of a batch of four new in July 1963, originally numbered 105.
Photo taken early 1971, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
206. TCK461
Meon Valley Coaches TCK461, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1963 with Marshall B53F bodywork. This had been new as Ribble 461.
Photo taken August 1982
207. TCK464
Ribble MS 464, TCK464, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1963 with Marshall B53F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1968, Carlisle Bus Station
208. TCK464
Ribble Motors 464, TCK464, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1963 with Marshall B53F bodywork.
Photo taken 1962/63, Express Bus Station, corner of North Road and Lords Walk, Preston
209. TCK493
Ribble 493, TCK493, a Marshall bodied Leyland Leopard dating from 1963 is seen working a workmans service from Wigan bus station.
Photo taken Monday 23 September 1974, Wigan Bus Station
210. TCK496
Just prior to NBC service cuts, Ribble route 649 Penrith - Pooley Bridge - Patterdale - Brothers Water is illustrated with Leyland Leopard 496, TCK496 still in correct maroon livery.
Photo taken Saturday 14 April 1973, Patterdale, Westmorland
211. TCK726
By the 1970s E J Deeble & Son of Upton Cross operated a number of services including that between Looe Station and the pretty fishing village of Polperro. Providing perfect train-bus interchange, their TCK726, Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Harrington Cavalier C49F bodywork is seen awaiting its next departure time. Looe Station is situated in East Looe and some of the housing in West Looe can been seen in the background. The twin towns are connected by a bridge across the River Looe. The station has occupied three sites over the years and that pictured here is the second site, since when the line has been shortened still further.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Looe Station
212. TRN731
Ingleby, Acomb (York), operated TRN731, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1963 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork.
Photo taken February 1979, Stokesley Market Square
213. TRN741
United AS 1161, TRN741, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT built in 1963 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1976, Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
214. TRN743
Eynon's, Trimsaran TRN743 a 1963 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT/Plaxton C49F originally Ribble 743.
Photo taken Friday 10 July 1981, Carmarthen
215. TRN753
Ribble MS, 753, TRN753, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1963/4 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Redcar Racecourse
216. VCS383
Eastern Scottish ZH383A, VCS383, a Leyland PSU3/3R, new to Western SMT in 1963 as their 1829 and originally fitted with Alexander C38Ft bodywork. A number of these were transferred to Eastern Scottish in 1969 who had them converted by ECW as DP49F but retained the slam door.
Photo taken early 1970s, Elder Street/St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
217. VDB952
Pictured at Falkirk(?) before delivery is North Western R C C Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Alexander C49F body built in 1963. As was usual with Alexander official views, the registration number of new vehicles was not shown, perhaps because the company had yet to register it. 952 became VDB952.
Photo taken 1963, Falkirk?
218. VDB954
Orpington & District VDB954, a Leyland PSU3/3RT with Alexander bodywork new in 1963 to North Western as their 954
Photo taken Green St. Green, Orpington
219. VDB959
GMT 959, VDB959 a 1963 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT/Alexander Y-type C49F, originally North Western 959.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1975, Blackpool Coach Park
220. WCS567
Young (AA Motor Services), Ayr ran WCS567, which was a Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard with a Northern Counties B51F body new in 1963 and which is seen here at Boswell Park, Ayr.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Boswell Park, Ayr
221. WHL988
West Riding 134, WHL988, a 1963 Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R with Plaxton bodywork.This bus was originally 988 and was renumbered in the late 1960s.
Photo taken 1976, Station Road, Selby
222. WHL989
West Riding 989, WHL989, a Leyland PSU3/1 with Plaxton Derwent B53F body, new in 1963.
Photo taken Monday 9 August 1965, in front of the Quarry Hill Flats, outside Leeds Central Bus Station
223. WHL989
West Riding 989, WHL989, was a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R with a Plaxton B53F body dating from 1963.
Photo taken 1966, Austhorpe, Leeds
224. 204HUM
Wallace Arnold 204HUM was a Leyland Leopard with Plaxton body to the standard WA centre-entrance specification, built in 1964. These smart vehicles travelled to every corner of the UK during the 1960s.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 May 1965, The Calls, Leeds
225. 209HUM
209HUM of Wallace Arnold, a Plaxton Embassy C49C bodied Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard at King’s Cross Coach Station, Pentonville Road.
Photo taken Saturday 11 April 1964, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
226. 217HUM
Eynon's, Trimsaran 4991VT a 1964 AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Duple C49F body originally PMT C991 and 217HUM a 1964 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Plaxton C49C body originally with Wallace Arnold
Photo taken Friday 10 July 1981, Trimsaran, Eynon's depot
227. 217HUM
From left to right are West Wales TRN758, 68 TRN748 and 67 217HUM. The former pair are ex Ribble 758 and 748, and the latter ex Wallace Arnold via Independant of Horsforth.
Photo taken Saturday 3 September 1977, West Wales Depot Tycroes
228. 217HUM
217HUM was a direct sale by Wallace Arnold to Independent Coachways of Horsforth in April 1974. It retained its livery and as such was on a sub-hire arrangement for the summer season back to WA, when they required additional vehicles. Pictured here at Chester Zoo on an excursion from Pudsey and Leeds.
Photo taken Monday 15 April 1974, Chester Zoo Coach Park
229. 573EYG
Delivered to Todmorden in 1964 as their 37, 573EYG, a 1964 Leyland Leopard L1 with East Lancs body. It is seen in Halifax bus station in Calderdale colours and re-numbered 338.
Photo taken 1972, Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax
230. 6MPT
Eden 6MPT, a Leyland Leopard from 1964 with Plaxton Highway B55F bodywork. This bus was new to another NE Independent, Stanhope Motor Services. It has since been preserved and re-registered as ACU304B.
Photo taken September 1971, Spennymoor Bus Station
231. 6MPT
Stanhope Motor Services, Stanhope, 6MPT, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with Plaxton B55F body seen at Wolsingham School accompanied by Pinnington’s Bedford/Duple 212UP.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, Wolsingham School
232. 6MPT
Seen in Burton upon Trent is Stevensons of Uttoxeter 18, 6MPT, a 1964 Leyland Leopard with Plaxton bodywork that was originally in the fleet of Stanhope /Weardale of Stanhope in County Durham.
Photo taken Saturday 17 October 1981, Wetmore Bus Park, Burton
233. 6MPT
The Eden (Summerson Bros.), West Auckland 6MPT, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Plaxton Highway B55F body, new to Weardale Motor Services in 1964, and acquired by Summerson's in 1970.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1971, The Eden Garage, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
234. 7463PT
United AS W6, 7463PT, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1964 with Plaxton Panorama C43F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1968, former Wilkinson Garage, Sedgefield
235. 833KUA
Farsley Omnibus Company was acquired by Wallace Arnold in 1956 and they added 833KUA to the fleet in 1964. It was a Plaxton Highway DP51F bodied Leyland PSU3/2R Leopard, this rear view being taken at the Horsforth terminus of the route from Pudsey.
Photo taken Monday 26 October 1964, Horsforth
236. 833KUA
Seen with Wallace Arnold subsidiary Hardwick, Snainton is 833KUA, a Leyland PSU3/2R Leopard with a Plaxton Highway DP51F body which had been new to another Wallace Arnold subsidiary, Farsley Omnibus Company, in 1964.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 April 1972, Westwood, Scarborough
237. 9772RH
East Yorkshire 772, 9772RH, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1964 with Willowbrook DP47F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Bridlington Bus Station
238. 9773RH
East Yorkshire 773, 9773RH, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1964 with Willowbrook DP47F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1973, Westwood, Scarborough
239. AAC21B
Stratford Blue 56, AAC21B, a Plaxton Panorama C41F bodied Leyland L2 Leopard was the first of two new in May 1964 and is seen at Ascot racecourse.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
240. AAG103B
Alexander 'Y' type C49F bodywork was fitted to AAG103B, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard which was Western S.M.T. 1910, new in 1964.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Ayr
241. AAG99B
Western SMT DL1897, AAG99B, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1964 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1973, Dashwood Square, Newton Stewart
242. ACH307B
Green Bus Service, Warstone Motors, Great Wyrley, 17, ACH307B, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1964 with Marshall B53F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1981, Great Wyrley garage
243. ACH55B
Trent 55, ACH55B, a 1964 Leyland Leopard L2 with Harrington Grenadier body
Photo taken 1976, Mersey Square, Stockport
244. ACU304B
The Eden of West Auckland bought this Leyland Leopard with Plaxton Highway body from Weardale of Fosterly in 1970. Originally registered 6MPT, the bus is now registered ACU304B and dates from 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 9 September 2007, Meadowhall, Sheffield
245. ACU304B
Stanhope Motor Services ACU304B, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Plaxton Highway B55F body which had been new to them as 6MPT. It passed to Summerson Bros., West Auckland and then to Stevenson, Uttoxeter before entering preservation.
Photo taken Charlestown Road, Halifax
246. ACU304B
A nearside view of Stanhope Motor Services ACU304B, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Plaxton Highway B55F body which had been new to them as 6MPT. It passed to Summerson Bros., West Auckland and then to Stevenson, Uttoxeter before entering preservation.
Photo taken North Bridge Leisure Centre Car Park, Halifax
247. AEF25B
West Hartlepool bought some Leyland Leopards in 1964 with unusual but very neat Strachan dual entrance bodywork seating 45. The second of the batch 25, AEF25B, is seen in Hartlepool.
Photo taken 1972, Lynn Street, Hartlepool
248. AGM610B
Central SMT T10, AGM610B, a Leyland PSU3/1R with Alexander B53F body and alongside Ribble 791, ARN791C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT Plaxton C49F body. The label on the front screen of T10 almost certainly says 'On hire to Ribble', definitely ends with 'Ribble'
Photo taken c.1966, Ribble Depot, Morecambe
249. AHD116B
Yorkshire Woollen District 950, AHD116B, a Leyland PSU3/1 with Weymann B53F body, new in 1964
Photo taken Monday 9 August 1965, Wellington Street, Leeds
250. AJA144B
Crosville L322, AJA144B, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT built in 1964 with Alexander Y bodywork.
Photo taken August 1978, just inside Semley Place entrance, London Victoria Coach Station
251. AJA149B
Yorkshire Traction 1231, XHE231, a Leyland Leopard with Willowbrook C47F body, new in 1962 and alongside North Western 149, AJA149B, another Leyland Leopard but this time an Alexander C49F body.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
252. AJX269B
Calderdale 269, AJX269B seen at Lee Wood Road/Heptonstall Road about to descend to Hebden Bridge, was a Willowbrook DP43F bodied Leyland L2 Leopard new in 1964.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Lee Wood Road/Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge
253. AJX269B
Halifax J.O.C. 269, AJX269B, a Leyland Leopard L2 with Willowbrook DP43F body, new in 1964.
Photo taken Summer 1969, Paddock Lane, Shibden
254. AMS294B
Alexander Midland Albion Viking VK43AL with Alexander coach bodywork MNV70, MWG486F, of 1968 parked alongside bus liveried Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R MPE28, AMS294B, also with an Alexander body
Photo taken October 1971, Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
255. ARN552B
Ribble MS 552, ARN552B, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1964 with Weymann B53F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Lancaster Bus Station
256. AWO532B
West Mon single decker 30, AWO532B a Leyland Leopard PSUC1/11 with Willowbrook B45F body, one of two new in August 1964. A single decker in the distinctive Gelligaer livery is behind it.
Photo taken Hanbury Square, Bargoed
257. AWT295B
Lough Swilly 148, AWT295B, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1964 with Duple Continental C51F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Letterkenny Depot
258. AYL459B
Orange Luxury Coaches AYL459B, a Leyland L2T Leopard with Harrington C41F body displays its previous existence in the Grey Green fleet by the livery and the destination display.
Photo taken Saturday 13 March 1971, Wembley Stadium
259. AZD187
Coras Iompair Eireann E124, AZD187, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1964 with CIE B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Bundoran
260. AZD204
Lough Swilly 130, AZD204, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1964 with CIE B45F bodywork. Coras Iompair Eireann had a large batch of these Leopards that they bodied themselves and Lough Swilly bought quite a few when they became available. Bought in 1973, this bus was withdrawn in 1982 and scrapped in 1984.
Photo taken July 1979, Patrick Street, Londonderry
261. CTB951B
Fishwick 11, CTB951B, was a Weymann B53F bodied Leyland PSU3/4R Leopard new in January 1964.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 October 1964, Hough Lane, Leyland
262. CTB952B
Williams Coaches, Llangollen, CTB952B, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1964 with Weymann B53F bodywork. New as 12 in the fleet of Fishwick, Leyland, and taken next to an unrepainted Fishwick vehicle at the garage yard.
Photo taken July 1978, Llangollen
263. DTF581B
Two Lancashire United dual purpose coaches in Bloomfield Road coachpark in Blackpool. DTF581B was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Plaxton Conway DP45F body and behind is one of the Northern Counties bodied Leyland Tiger Cubs. Just creeping into the picture is a Midnight Blue Ford Zodiac Mark III Executive.
Photo taken Thursday 8 August 1968, Bloomfield Road Coach Park, Blackpool
264. DTF587B
Lancashire United 157, DTF587B, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1964 with Plaxton Highway B50F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, Canning Place, Liverpool
265. DUP570B
United AS W11, DUP570B, a Leyland Leopard L2 with Plaxton B45F bodywork, built in 1964. This was acquired from Wilkinson of Sedgefield.
Photo taken July 1968, Bishopton Lane, Stockton-on-Tees
266. DUP570B
United AS 2015, DUP570B, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1964 with Plaxton Highway B45F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1975, outside former Wilkinson Garage, Sedgefield
267. DUP570B
United Automobile 2015, DUP570B, a Leyland Leopard L2 with Plaxton Highway B45F body, new to Wilkinson's of Sedgefield in 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1971, High Street, Willington
268. DUP570B
United AS 2015, DUP570B, a Leyland Leopard L1 built in 1964 with Plaxton Highway B45F bodywork. New as Wilkinson 70 of Sedgefield and operating route 68 Stockton to Willington.
Photo taken April 1970, High Street, Stockton
269. KCU707
Hall Bros., South Shields KCU707 was one of three Harrington Grenadier C51F bodied Leyland PSU3/3R Leopards new in March 1964. Seen in Doncaster on the site which had previously been Glasgow Paddocks Bus Station.
Photo taken Sunday 30 July 1967, Waterdale, Doncaster
270. KCU708
Hall Bros., South Shields KCU708 was one of three Harrington Grenadier C51F bodied Leyland PSU3/3R Leopards new in March 1964. Seen in Doncaster on the site which had previously been Glasgow Paddocks Bus Station.
Photo taken Sunday 30 July 1967, Waterdale, Doncaster
271. KCU709
A very sad Harrington Grenadier C51F bodied Leyland Leopard, KCU709, new to Hall Bros, South Shields in 1964 taken over by Bartons in 1971. Seen here in the ownership of K S T Coach Hire of Copthorne Surrey who sold it in 1981
Photo taken Gomshall Station yard
272. KHD904
Hebble 21, KHD904, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1964 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork, new as Yorkshire Woollen District 941.
Photo taken August 1972, Westwood, Scarborough
273. NZE580
Preserved CIE E152, NZE580, a Leyland Leopard L2 new in August 1964 with a CIE body
Photo taken Sunday 18 September 2011, Duxford
274. NZE580
NZE580, a Leyland Leopard L2 with CIE B45F body, new in 1964 to CIE (fleet number E152, one of 170 such vehicles), spent most of its life in the West of Ireland - initially at Ballina, later at Stranorlar where for many years it worked the Donegal-Killybegs-Glencomkille service (part of which replaced the County Donegal Railway).
Photo taken Saturday 28 April 2012, Cultra
275. PEF20
West Hartlepool 20, PEF20, a Leyland Leopard L1 built in 1964 with Strachans B45D bodywork.
Photo taken August 1967, Lynn Street, Hartlepool
276. RCM493
Birkenhead Transport 93, RCM493 is a preserved Leyland Leopard L1 with a Massey B42D body built in 1964. It is seen at the 2014 Wirral Tram and Bus Rally and used on a local ride rota for the benefit of visitors.
Photo taken Sunday 5 October 2014, Lord Street, Birkenhead
277. RCM494
Birkenhead Transport 94, RCM494, a Leyland Leopard L1 built in 1964 with Massey B42D bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, Seacombe Ferry, Wallasey
278. TRN748
From left to right are West Wales TRN758, 68 TRN748 and 67 217HUM. The former pair are ex Ribble 758 and 748, and the latter ex Wallace Arnold via Independant of Horsforth.
Photo taken Saturday 3 September 1977, West Wales Depot Tycroes
279. TRN758
Another very sad Leyland Leopard in the ownership of K S T Coach Hire, Copthorne, Surrey. This one is a Plaxton Panorama bodied example new in 1964 to Ribble as their 758, TRN758.
Photo taken Gomshall Station Yard
280. TRN758
From left to right are West Wales TRN758, 68 TRN748 and 67 217HUM. The former pair are ex Ribble 758 and 748, and the latter ex Wallace Arnold via Independant of Horsforth.
Photo taken Saturday 3 September 1977, West Wales Depot Tycroes
281. UCK504
Ribble 504, UCK504, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1 with Marshall B53F body, new in early 1964.
Photo taken Monday 27 June 1966, Nelson Bridge, Carlisle
282. UCK539
General Omnibus of Chester-le-Street 3, UCK539, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1964 with Marshall B53F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1982, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
283. UCK540
Lough Swilly 162, AUI7660, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1964 with Marshall B53F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Letterkenny Depot
284. UCK543
Ribble bought many Leyland Leoprds in the 1960s. Seen here are 543, UCK543, a 1964 Marshall bodied Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R and 205, ECK205E, a 1967 45 seat PSU3/4R again bodied by Marshall.
Photo taken Wednesday 13 August 1975, Wigan Bus Station
285. XCS905
On a glorious summer morning, Eastern Scottish ZH393A, XCS905, rests in the Market Place in Jedburgh on the morning service from Edinburgh to Newcastle. The vehicle was a Leyland PSU3/3RT with Alexander DP49F bodywork which had been new to Western SMT in 1964 as their 1884. This was one of 16 similar buses (13 from 1963 and the remainder from 1964) which came from Western in 1969 and had their original C38Ft bodies converted by ECW at Lowestoft before entering service with Eastern Scottish.
Photo taken c.1970, Jedburgh Market Place
286. XCS907
Western SMT DL1886, XCS907, a Leyland PSU3R/3R with Alexander C49F bodywork new in 1964 is seen in Port William, one of the most southerly points in Western territory.
Photo taken late 1970s, The Square, Port William
287. XCS922
Western SMT 1901, XCS922, a 1964 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Alexander C49F body. Alongside is an Eastern Scottish Bristol FLF.
Photo taken October 1971, St. Andrew Bus Station, Edinburgh
288. 2483OZ
Lough Swilly 150, 2483OZ, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT built in 1965 with UTA B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Londonderry
289. ACU301C
Hall Bros. H11, ACU301C, seen outside Huntingdon Street Bus Station in Nottingham after the company was acquired by Barton. Painted in Barton livery but with Hall Bros. fleetname and fleet number it was one of two Plaxton Panorama C49F bodied Leyland PSU3/3R Leopards new in April 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 28 April 1968, Huntingdon Street Bus Station, Nottingham
290. ACU303C
Seen in Waterdale, Doncaster is Hall Bros., South Shields ACU303C, one of four Harrington Grenadier C51F bodied Leyland PSU3/3R Leopards new in April 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 24 July 1965, Waterdale, Doncaster
291. ACU305C
Brown (t/a Browne's Coaches), Smallfield ACU305C was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Harrington Grenadier C51F body which had been new in April 1965 to Hall Bros., South Shields, and which was seen in Brighton on the occasion of the 1974 British Coach Rally, although not a participant.
Photo taken Saturday 20 April 1974, Brighton
292. ACU306C
Barton 1169, ACU306C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R from 1965 with Harrington Grenadier C51F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Redcar Racecourse
293. ACU306C
Hall Bros., South Shields KCU708 and ACU306C were Harrington Grenadier C51F bodied Leyland PSU3/3R Leopards new in March 1964 and April 1965 and are accompanied by a Duple bodied Bedford VAL14. Seen in Doncaster on the site which had previously been Glasgow Paddocks Bus Station.
Photo taken Sunday 30 July 1967, Waterdale, Doncaster
294. ARN574C
Bedlington & District ARN574C (formerly Ribble 574), a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R with Marshall B53F body, new in 1965.
Photo taken Summer 1977, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington
295. ARN777C
With shine dazzling the camera, Ribble 777, ARN777C rests in Manchester Chorlton Street Bus Station after arrival on an X50 from Morecambe via Preston. The Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Plaxton Panorama I C49F coachwork was the the third of twenty all new in April 1965, along with five following for Standerwick.
Photo taken Friday 17 August 1973, Chorlton Street Bus Station, Manchester
296. ARN808C
Ribble MS 808, ARN808C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1965 with Weymann DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Redcar Racecourse
297. ARN811C
One of the all time classic bus designs was the BET body for 36 ft buses which was placed on AEC and Leyland chassis from the mid sixties until the advent of the Leyland National. Ribble were keen buyers of the breed with bodywork by a number of builders. 811, ARN811C, is a 1965 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Weymann dual purpose body. The grille and the livery application provide the finishing touch.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 2009, Bolton Abbey Station
298. ARN811C
Ribble adopted the dual purpose bus/semi coach concept with the advent of the Leyland Leopard. Seen in bright sunshine on Morecambe Promenade is 811, ARN811C, a 1965 Weymann bodied example.
Photo taken Sunday 29 May 2011, Promenade, Morecambe
299. ARN815C
Riblle 815, ARN815C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3 with Willowbrook DP49F body
Photo taken mid 1960s, (probably) rear of Morecambe Bus Station
300. AUM413C
AUM413C was one of two Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopards with Plaxton Panorama C51F bodies hired by Ledgard, Armley from Stanley Hughes, the Gomersal dealer. It is seen here outside The Nelson Hotel at Branch Road, Armley where Samuel Ledgard, as well as running a bus fleet and other activities, was also the licensee from May 1897 until his death in April 1952.
Photo taken Sunday 18 April 1965, Branch Road, near Ledgard Armley Depot, Leeds
301. AUM414C
AUM414C was the second of a pair of Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopards with Plaxton Panorama C51F bodies hired by Ledgard, Armley from Stanley Hughes, the Gomersal dealer.
Photo taken Saturday 13 April 1974, Castle Street/Saville Street, Leeds
302. BHB338C
Merthyr Tydfil standardised on Leyland Leopards with East Lancs bodies in the sixties and seventies. A 1965 example 138, BHB338C, was a Leyland Leopard L1 with 45 seat East Lancs body, seen here after sale to Paton Brothers of Renfrew in their depot yard at Renfrew Ferry.
Photo taken 1978, Paton's Depot, Tower Garage, Ferry Road, Renfrew
303. BHD210C
Yorkshire Woollen District 291, BHD210C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R with Marshall B53F body, new in 1965 as 971, renumbered 291 in 1967, and again to 195 in 1971.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 1968, Cow Green, Halifax
304. BNN417C
East Midland L417, BNN417C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Willowbrook DP53F body, new in 1965, and United Counties 155, 155BRP, a Bristol MW6G with E.C.W. DP41F body new in 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 1970, Drummond Road Parking, Skegness
305. BNN425C
East Midland L425, BNN425C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1965 with Willowbrook B53F bodywork. The buses are parked in the area close to the old Pond Street bus station.
Photo taken September 1971, parking near Pond Street Bus Station, Sheffield
306. BNW606C
Wallace Arnold BNW606C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1965 with Plaxton Panorama I C49F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racecourse
307. BNW609C
Wallace Arnold BNW609C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Plaxton Embassy C49C body, new in 1965.
Photo taken Wallace Arnold Depot and Coach Terminal, Gelderd Road, Leeds
308. BNW612C
Seen here at Wembley on the occasion of the annual Schoolboys' International football match, in the traditional livery, Wallace Arnold, Devon BNW612C was a Plaxton Embassy C49C bodied Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard new in April 1965. Wallace Arnold, Leeds took delivery of similar coaches BNW601-611C.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1973, Wembley Stadium
309. BNW624C
Seen on tour at Dunfermline was newly delivered Wallace Arnold BNW624C which was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with Duple Northern Continental C51F bodywork.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 July 1965, Dunfermline
310. BUF122C
Preserved ex-Southdown 122, BUF122C is a 1965 Leyland Leopard PSU3/1RT fitted with a Marshall 'Federation' B45F body.
Photo taken Sunday 30 July 2006, The Adur Recreation Ground, Brighton Rd, Shoreham by Sea
311. BUF122C
Preserved ex-Southdown 122, BUF122C, a 1965 Leyland Leopard PSU3/1RT fitted with a Marshall 'Federation' B45F body.
Photo taken Sunday 1 April 2007, Longcross
312. BUF127C
Southdown MS 127, BUF127C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1965 with Marshall B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Worswick Street Bus Station, Newcastle upon Tyne
313. BUF155C
Southdown 1755, BUF155C, seen in Semley Place, London passing the entrance to Victoria Coach Station, was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a shortened Harrington Grenadier body built as C41F. Southdown had the Cavalier lower front panel fitted in place of the normal Grenadier one.
Photo taken Saturday 11 August 1973, Semley Place entrance, London Victoria Coach Station
314. CAG447C
Western SMT RL2032, CAG447C, a Leyland PSU3/3R with Alexander C49F bodywork is seen on the seafront at Rothesay, Isle of Bute.
Photo taken early 1970s, Rothesay, Isle of Bute
315. CAG448C
Rothesay Garage (or Depot) was built in 1882 for the Rothesay Tramways at Pointhouse situated between Rothesay and Port Bannatyne on the Isle of Bute. The trams ceased in 1936 and the company ran buses until 1949 when it was absorbed into the main Western SMT fleet. This view inside shows the original pits with Leyland Leopard CAG448C/Alexander C49F (2033) on the left and three Bristol MW6G/Alexander C41F bodies built in 1959, one identified as 1496, MSD360, on the right which look like they have been resting in the garage for a while.
Photo taken June 1976, Pointhouse, Isle of Bute
316. CAJ432C
Teesside Municipal Transport 32, CAJ432C, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1965 with Roe B45F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1969, South Bank Depot
317. CAJ432C
Teesside Municipal Transport S302, CAJ432C, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1965 with Roe B45F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, South Bank Depot
318. CAJ434C
TRTB 34, CAJ434C, a Leyland Leopard L2 built 1965 with Roe bodywork.
Photo taken January 1968, South Bank Depot
319. CAJ434C
TRTB's 1965 intake consisted of four Leyland L1s with Roe B45F bodywork equipped for One Man Operation. 34, CAJ434C, of this batch is seen in the depot yard at South Bank. All four buses passed to Teesside Municipal Transport in April 1968 although 34 was subsequently the first of the batch to be withdrawn.
Photo taken 1967, South Bank Depot
320. CDK448C
Ellen Smith of Rochdale always played second fiddle to Yelloway in their home town although after a period under the Rossendale Transport banner they are now an independent entity. This 1965 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R, CDK448C, dates from 1965 and carries a Harrington Grenadier body this was akin to the Harrington Cavalier with subtle differences.
Photo taken Sunday 4 August 2013, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
321. CHA104C
Midland Red 5804, CHA104C, a PSU3/4R Leopard with Duple(N) Commander C49F coachwork.
Photo taken 1972, Battersea Wharf
322. CHE297C
Yorkshire Traction 386, CHE297C, a 1965 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Willowbrook bodywork in dual purpose livery. At some point this bus had a modified front dash fitted. When delivered the bus was 1297 in the YTC fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 9 September 2007, Meadowhall, Sheffield
323. CHE304C
Yorkshire Traction 5, CHE304C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1965 with Plaxton Panorama 1 C49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Thirsk Racecourse
324. CKH793C
East Yorkshire 793, CKH793C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built 1965 with Weymann B49F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1973, Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
325. CKH795C
Seen at the outer end of the marathon Hull to Leeds service is East Yorkshire 795, CKH795C, a 1965 Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R with Weymann bodywork with 49 bus seats.
Photo taken Friday 14 April 1967, Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
326. CRU103C
Seen making its last journey of the day at the Kirkby Stephen rally is Bournmouth 103, CRU103C, a 1965 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with a Weymann 43 seat dual purpose body. The red sticker on the front reads Berresfords of Chedleton. a subsequent owner of the bus.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 2013, at Kirkby Stephen
327. DDG253C
Black & White, Cheltenham 253, DDG253C, seen in Semley Place, Victoria, was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Harrington Grenadier C47F body new in April 1965.
Photo taken Monday 31 May 1971, Semley Place, London Victoria
328. DDG255C
Black & White 255, DDG255C, seen at Victoria Coach Station was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Harrington Grenadier C47F body.
Photo taken Monday 29 May 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
329. DDG256C
Black & White, Cheltenham 256, DDG256C, was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Harrington Grenadier C47F body seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton whilst taking part in the 1965 British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 25 April 1965, Madeira Drive, Brighton
330. DDG256C
Black & White Motorways 256, DDG256C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Harrington C47F body of 1965.
Photo taken 1972/3, Battersea Wharf, London
331. DDG259C
Black & White 259, DDG259C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3-3R with Duple C49F body, is parked behind the EN Depot in Southend, apparently waiting to make its return trip to Cheltenham.
Photo taken Friday 10 August 1973, rear of EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
332. ECH236C
Seen at Victoria Coach Station, Trent 236, ECH236C, was a Willowbrook DP49F bodied Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard about to operate a Motorway service to Nottingham.
Photo taken Friday 31 March 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
333. ECH246C
ECH246C, Trent 246, was a Willowbrook DP51F bodied Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard new in 1965, seen here in Derby Bus Station.
Photo taken Sunday 4 September 1966, Derby Bus Station
334. EZH151
Coras Iompair Eireann C151, EZH151, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1965/6 with CIE/Metal Sections B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Galway
335. FAX295C
Jones, Aberbeeg 123, FAX295C, was a Leyland L2T Leopard with a Harrington Grenadier C45F body and is seen at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 22 May 1971, London Wembley Stadium
336. FCX288C
Yorkshire Traction 396, FCX288C, was a standard BET design Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R with Weymann B53F body.
Photo taken Saturday 11 September 1971, Mirfield
337. HRC102C
Trent 102, HRC102C, is a 1965 Leyland Leopard PSUC1/11T with Alexander Y type body
Photo taken Sunday 14 September 2008, Meadowhall, Sheffield
338. HRC102C
HRC102C, a Leyland Tiger Cub with Alexander C45F body new to Trent, recently acquired for continued preservation in Northern Ireland where it has gained Sureline of Lurgan fleetnames on Trent livery (although it never operated for Sureline).
Photo taken Saturday 28 April 2012, Cultra
339. HUP947C
Sunderland District 347, HUP947C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1965 with Weymann DP49F bodywork. Displaying the dual purpose livery adopted by SDO and resting amongst a number of United vehicles and a solitary West Hartlepool Corporation decker.
Photo taken March 1967, West Hartlepool Bus Station
340. HUP948C
Sunderland District 348, HUP948C, a Leyland Leopard from 1965 with Weymann DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Worswick Street Bus Station, Newcastle
341. HUP951C
Sunderland District 351, HUP951C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1965 with Weymann DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1971, Park Lane Bus Station, Sunderland
342. LPT337C
The Eden (Summerson Bros) always kept their vehicles in immaculate condition inside and out. The low winter sun catches LPT337C, L1, a Leyland Leopard L1 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork, as it is prepared in readiness for its next duty. It was new to The Eden in October 1965.
Photo taken mid 1970s, The Eden Garage, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
343. LPT876C
The Eden (Summerson), West Auckland, LPT876C, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/1R built in 1965 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Depot, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
344. LTE267C
Lancashire United, Atherton 202, LTE267C, was a Leyland L2T Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama C43F body seen in Blackpool whilst taking part in the National Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 4 April 1965, Blackpool
345. MHX913C
MHX913C, seen here at Ascot racecourse, was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard which had been new, with a Duple Northern Continental C51F body, to Banfield, London S.E.15 the month before this photograph.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
346. MHX914C
Middleton's Coaches, Rugeley, 30, MHX914C,a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1965 with Duple Continental C51F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1977, Redcar Racecourse
347. NTJ808C
Seen in Rawtenstall is Rossendale Joint Transport 49, NTJ808C, which was a Leyland L1 Leopard with an East Lancs B44F body.
Photo taken Monday 19 April 1971, Kay Street, Rawtenstall
348. STC359C
Seen at Wembley was Fishwick & Brindle, Leyland 33, STC359C, a Leyland PSU3/4RT Leopard with a Weymann DP49F body.
Photo taken Saturday 8 May 1976, Wembley Stadium
349. BEO950D
Barrow Corporation 50, BEO950D, a 1966 Leyland PSU3/1R/Strachans. Evidence that a Strachans body can last for 16 years!
Photo taken Thursday 28 October 1982, Abbey Rd, near Barrow Station
350. CCN719D
Northern General 2519, CCN719D, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard had a Marshall DP49F body.
Photo taken Tuesday 29 July 1969, Manors Bus Park, Newcastle
351. CCN911D
Northern General 2311, CCN911D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/2 built in 1966 with Marshall B53F bodywork. Parked in Chester-le-Street before departing to Birtley on route 70, a short run to the north.
Photo taken August 1972, North Burns, Chester-le-Street
352. CRN634D
Ribble 634, CRN634D, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/4R built in 1966 with Marshall B44F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, Hilbre Street, Liverpool
353. CRN830D
Ribble MS 830, CRN830D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1966 with Marshall DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1968, Carlisle Bus Station
354. CRN839D
Ribble 839, CRN839D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R with Plaxton C49F body
Photo taken c.1966, Ribble Depot, Morecambe
355. CRN846D
Standerwick 82, CRN846D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C44Ft bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Newcastle-under-Lyme Depot
356. DCN8D
Northern General 2628, DCN8D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C44F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1969, Feldkirch, Austria
357. DCU144D
DCU144D was one of four Plaxton Panorama C49F bodied AEC 2U3RA Reliances new in June 1966 to Hall Bros., South Shields and is seen, on the service to Coventry, in Doncaster on the site which had previously been Glasgow Paddocks Bus Station.
Photo taken Sunday 30 July 1967, Waterdale, Doncaster
358. DRN664D
Ribble 664, DRN664D, a 1966 Leyland Leopard PSU4/4R with Marshall 44 seat body is seen in service with Gent Walker in York. Many of this batch of buses saw further service in the Falkland Islands.
Photo taken January 1990, Leeman Road, York
359. DRN664D
Ribble bought a number of 30 foot Leyland Leopards with Marshall bodywork to overcome union opposition to one man operation of their 36ft long examples. Seen in Skipton in the days when Ribble ran a network of local services in the area is 664, DRN664D.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 January 1972, Skipton Bus Station
360. DRN665D
Ribble bought many Leyland Leopard chassis in both thiry foot and thiry six foot lengths Two of the smaller versions are seen here. Nearest the camera is 665, a 1966 Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R with 44 seat Marshall bodywork originally registered DRN665D it now carries an Isle of Man registration MAN66D as it is normally resident on the island having run for Isle of Man Road Services. Next to 665 is Harrington coach bodied Leyland Leopard L2T 1036, PCK618, of 1961
Photo taken Saturday 28 May 2011, Stagecoach Morecambe Depot
361. DRN668D
RAF in the Isle of Man were operating F807MAN, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/4R built in 1966 with Marshall B44F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1985, Ramsey, Isle of Man
362. EEF35D
West Hartlepool 35, EEF35D, a Leyland Leopard L1 built in 1966 with ECW B42D bodywork.
Photo taken March 1968, Lynn Street, Hartlepool
363. EEF37D
West Hartlepool 37, EEF37D, was a Leyland L1 Leopard with an Eastern Coachworks B42D body.
Photo taken Wednesday 31 July 1968, Tower Street, Hartlepool
364. ENC705D
Garelochhead Coach Services 113, ENC705D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1966 with Duple Continental C51F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Garelochhead CS depot.
365. ENC706D
ENC706D seen here at Smith's garage in Wigan started life with a Duple Northern Commander C51F body with Happiways, Manchester in May 1966.
Photo taken Saturday 16 April 1977, Wigan
366. ENC707D
Garelochhead Coach Services 114, ENC707D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1966 with Duple Commander C51F bodywork. This had been new to Happiways Spencer, Manchester.
Photo taken July 1977, Garelochhead CS depot
367. EUF156D
Southdown 156, EUF156D, a 1966 Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R fitted with Weymann's version of the B45F 'Federation' bodywork.
Photo taken 1967, Pool Valley Bus Station, Brighton
368. EUF159D
Southdown 159, EUF159D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R with Weymann B45F body, new in 1966.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 July 1970, Alfriston
369. EUF199D
Two Southdown Plaxton Panorama bodied Leyland Leopards on Epsom Downs for the Derby Meeting. 1199, EUF199D, has the standard Plaxton trim whilst 1217, EUF217D, has neither the stainless steel grille nor the stainless steel trim below the windscreen.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 May 1968, Epsom Downs
370. EZH209
Coras Iompair Eireann C209, EZH209, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1966 with CIE/Metal Sections B55F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Galway
371. FHE319D
Yorkshire Traction operated a number of services in the Doncaster area in the days prior to deregulation. Seen amid the sixties brutalism of Doncaster north bus station is 319, FHE319D, a 1966 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with BET style Weymann bodywork.
Photo taken 1974, Doncaster
372. FHE326D
Yorkshire Traction 1326, FHE326D, was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama C49F body which was seen leaving Victoria Coach Station via the exit to Ebury Street which replaced the earlier one into Semley Place.
Photo taken Saturday 25 March 1967, London Victoria Coach Station
373. FJA218D
North Western 218, FJA218D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1966 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork, operating the X97 to Newcastle.
Photo taken February 1969, Haymarket Bus Station, Newcastle
374. GHA325D
Midland Red 5825, GHA325D, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/4R built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C36F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Westwood, Scarborough
375. GJN508D
Southend Leyland Leopard 208, GJN508D shortly after delivery
Photo taken Sunday 1 May 1966, Bradley Street, Southend
376. GJN508D
Rear view of Southend Leyland Leopard 208, GJN508D shortly after delivery.
Photo taken Sunday 1 May 1966, The Blue Boar, Prittlewell, Southend
377. GJN508D
Southend Leyland Leopard 208, GJN508D.
Photo taken Sunday 7 March 1971, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
378. GJN508D
Southend Leyland Leopard 208, GJN508D, following rebuild in 1977.
Photo taken SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
379. GJN509D
Southend Leyland Leopard 209, GJN509D
Photo taken 1966/7, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
380. GJN509D
Ex-Southend Leyland Leopard 209, GJN509D.
Photo taken 1988, Mangapps Farm, Burnham-on-Crouch
381. GVH214D
The remains of Yorkshire Traction Leyland Leopards 398, GVH214D, and 368, CHE300C.
Photo taken c.1977, Barnsley
382. HAC628D
HAC628D, preserved ex-Stratford Blue 62, was the last Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1966. It is fitted with Marshall B41F bodywork, and is seen here at the 2005 Worthing Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2005, Marine Parade, Worthing
383. HAC628D
Preserved ex-Stratford Blue 62, HAC628D, was the last Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1966. It is fitted with Marshall B41F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2010, Alton
384. HAC628D
HAC628D, a Leyland Leopard with Marshall DP body new in 1966 as fleet number 62 for Stratford Blue.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 2012, Private Property near Coventry
385. HCD376E
Tyne Valley, Acomb, HCD376E, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT built in 1966 with Duple Commander II C49F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1978, Acomb garage
386. HDG366D
Black & White 266, HDG366D, seen in Semley Place, Victoria was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama C47F body.
Photo taken Monday 12 April 1971, Semley Place entrance, London Victoria Coach Station
387. HDG367D
Baden-Powell Scouts Association operated HDG367D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork. Nearly 20 years old and approaching the end of its life but seemingly well cared for. This had been new as L267 with Black & White Motorways.
Photo taken July 1985, Laxey, Isle of Man
388. HDG371D
Well my slide scanner is up and running. I started taking slides in 1971 - mainly of railways, family and holidays. In the first 350 non - railway slides about 6 are to do with buses. Three of us from University decided to go Cheltenham one day - by train of course. By coincidence we stumbled across the B & W coach station and I took this shot as we walked by - because I always saw B & W coaches in Taunton. I didn't take any more - certainly not of individual coaches - and as far as I know this is the only time I saw the place. Nearest the camera is Black and White HDG371D, a 1966 Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopard.
Photo taken Friday 17 March 1972, Cheltenham
389. JHV494D
Grey Green JHV494D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Harrington Grenadier C45F body, new in January 1966.
Photo taken February 1972, Great Colman Street, Ipswich
390. JHV494D
Grey Green JHV494D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Harrington Grenadier C45F body, new in January 1966.
Photo taken 1973, Great Yarmouth Coach Park
391. JHV494D
George Ewer (Grey Green), London N.16 JHV494D was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Harrington Grenadier C45F body fitted with a 'Bristol' dome and a Cavalier windscreen which was seen at Gloucester Green Bus Station in Oxford.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
392. JHV495D
Seen at Gloucester Green Bus Station in Oxford are Grey Green JHV495D and JHV494D, Leyland PSU3/3R Leopards with Harrington Grenadier C51F bodies fitted with Cavalier windscreens and front domes in order to incorporate the destination displays.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
393. JHV497D
Grey-Green JHV497D was a Harrington Grenadier C45F bodied Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard. Although a Grenadier it had the Cavalier windscreen and front dome incorporating the destination displays. There is a shot on the site of JHV494D where the lower panel has also been replaced by that from a Cavalier body.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 June 1972, Epsom Downs
394. JHV498D
Grey-Green JHV498D, seen arriving at Wembley Stadium was a Harrington Grenadier C45F bodied Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard.
Photo taken Saturday 8 May 1971, London Wembley Stadium
395. KWW109D
Yorkshire Traction 20, KWW109D, a 1966 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Duple bodywork. This coach was originally 109 in the Mexborough & Swinton fleet which was absorbed by Yorkshire Traction in 1969.
Photo taken 1974, Leeds Central Bus Station
396. LWU499D
Pennine Motor Services LWU499D, a 1966 Leyland Leopard PSU4/3R with 49 seat Roe body. Seen in Skipton at the home end of the long Skipton- Settle- Ingleton-Lancaster service.
Photo taken c. 1970, Skipton Bus Station
397. LWU499D
Pennine Motor Services LWU499D, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/3R with Roe B49F body, new in 1966.
Photo taken 1973, Skipton Bus Station
398. LWU499D
LWU499D was a Leyland PSU4/3R Leopard with a Roe B49F body which had been new in June 1966 to Simpson & Windle (Pennine), Gargrave.
Photo taken High Street, Gargrave
399. LYL998D
Llynfi, Maesteg LYL998D was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with Duple Northern Commander II C51F body seen at Llynfi's garage at Maesteg. It had been new to Hall, Hounslow in 1966.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1971, Rugby Club, Maesteg
400. NPT357D
Sunderland District 357, NPT357D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C44F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Philadelphia Depot, Sunderland
401. OWO753F
Jones of Aberbeeg 19, OWO753F, was a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with a Willowbrook B53F body dating from 1966. It was renumbered U1468 in 1974, then U3368 in 1975.
Photo taken May 1972, Newport Bus Station
402. RUP272D
RUP272D was Venture, Consett 272, a Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard with Alexeander ‘Y’ C51F body, one of six delivered in 1966 seen at Consett.
Photo taken Friday 4 August 1967, parking opposite Consett Bus Station
403. RUP6D
Weardale MS RUP6D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1966 with Plaxton Highway B55F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, Market Place, Crook
404. RUP6D
The Eden (Summerson Bros) of West Auckland operated RUP6D, L8, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Plaxton Highway B55F bodywork which had been new to Weardale Motor Services in 1966.
Photo taken mid 1970s, The Eden Garage, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
405. RUP6D
Classic Coaches, Wombourne, RUP6D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1966 with Plaxton Highway B55F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1980, Balsall Common
406. UTC767D
Lancs United bought new Leyland Leopard coaches in 1966, L2 chassis with Plaxton Panorama bodywork. They introduced the red and grey livery to the coach fleet as seen on 216, UTC768D.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 2009, Bolton Abbey
407. 102UTF
Lancaster City 102, 102UTF, a Leyland Leopard/East Lancs B42D in Morecambe Garage with ex-Maidstone buses in the background.
Photo taken Saturday 6 March 1976, Morecambe Garage
408. 696HMN
Isle of Man Road Services 96, 696HMN, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/1R built in 1967 with Willowbrook DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Port Erin
409. 697HMN
Isle of Man Road Services 97, 697HMN, a 1967 Leyland Leopard PSU4/1R with Willowbrook bodywork seating 41.
Photo taken 1996, off Charlestown Road, Halifax
410. 697HMN
Isle of Man Road Services 97, 697HMN, is the 1967 Leyland Leopard with a Willowbrook B44F body.
Photo taken Sunday 7 August 2016, Loch Promenade, Douglas, IOM
411. BPT272F
Weardale Motor Services, Frosterley BPT272F seen leaving Wembley Stadium was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama I C53F body.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1970, Wembley Stadium
412. DHD237E
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, DHD237E, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4RT built in 1967 with Plaxton Panorama I C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, off Rectory Lane, Guisborough
413. DHD240E
Hebble, Dewsbury 45, DHD240E, seen in Wakefield Bus Station, had been new to Yorkshire Woollen District and was a Leyland PSU3/4RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama I C45F body.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Wakefield Bus Station
414. ECK880E
Standerwick 880S, ECK880E, a Plaxton Panorama I C49F bodied Leyland PSU3/4R Leopard on a private hire duty in the yard at Hampton Court Station.
Photo taken October 1967, London Hampton Court Station
415. ECN127E
Northern General 2527, ECN127E, Leyland Leopard PSU3/3 built in 1967 with Marshall DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1967, Hartlepool Bus Station
416. ECN32E
Northern General 2332, ECN32E, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1967 with Marshall Camair B48F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1971, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
417. ECN32E
A rear view of Northern General 2332, ECN32E, a Leyland PSU3/4R Leopard with a Marshall Camair B53F body seen at Marlborough Crescent, Newcastle.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
418. ECN32E
Northern General 2332, ECN32E, a Leyland PSU3/4R Leopard with a Marshall Camair B53F body is seen in Newcastle.
Photo taken Thursday 1 August 1968, Scotswood Road, Newcastle
419. ECU755E
ECU755E was the first of five Plaxton Panorama I C49F bodied Leyland PSU3/4R Leopards new in May 1967 to Hall Bros., South Shields and is seen in Doncaster, whilst on the service from Coventry to Newcastle, on the site which had previously been Glasgow Paddocks Bus Station.
Photo taken Sunday 30 July 1967, Waterdale, Doncaster
420. ECU757E
Barton ECU757E, a Leyland Leopard from 1967 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, off Church Street/Mainsforth Terrace, Hartlepool
421. EEF37D
Hartlepool Borough Transport 37, EEF37D, a Leyland Leopard L1 with ECW B42D (+19 standees) bodywork which was new to West Hartlepool in February 1967 only two months before the amalgamation of the boroughs of Hartlepool and West Hartlepool. It was withdrawn in 1980.
Photo taken c. 1974, off Church Street, Hartlepool
422. EHD526F
New to Yorkshire Woollen District 411, EHD526F, a Leyland PSU3/4RT Leopard with Alexander C49F body had passed to Hebble 51 when seen passing through Chesterfield.
Photo taken Friday 14 April 1972, Beetwell Street, Chesterfield
423. GTH600E
West Wales 71 123FCH, 56 GTH600E and 70 122FCH lined up at Tycroes depot in September 1977. The outer pair are both ex Trent Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT, being new in December 1963, with Plaxton Panorama C49F coachwork but came to West Wales from Morris of Pencoed. 56 is also a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R but with Plaxton Derwent B55F bodywork purchased new in 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 3 September 1977, West Wales Depot, Tycroes
424. HCD392E
Southdown 1792, HCD392E, a 1967 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT fitted with a Duple Commander C41F body. It is seen here participating in the 13th British Coach Rally in 1967.
Photo taken Sunday 16 April 1967, Madeira Drive, Brighton
425. HUF763E
Southdown 163, HUF763E, a 1967 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R fitted with Marshall B45F bodywork. Seen here at Pool Valley in 'as new' condition.
Photo taken Summer 1967, Pool Valley Bus Station, Brighton
426. HUF765E
Southdown 165, HUF765E and 176, KCD176F, both 1967 Marshall B45F bodied Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R's. Both are in 'as new' condition.
Photo taken 1967, Pool Valley Bus Station, Brighton
427. HUF765E
Ulsterbus 1190, HUF765E, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1967 with Marshall B49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Belfast
428. HUF769E
Southdown 169, HUF769E, a 1967 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Marshall 'Federation' B45F bodywork, seen here in 'as new' condition.
Photo taken July 1967, Pool Valley Bus Station, Brighton
429. JBD240E
North Western Road Car Co. 240, JDB240E, was a Leyland PSU3/4R Leopard with an Alexander C49F body new in 1967 which was seen in Coventry about to leave on the service to Manchester.
Photo taken Saturday 28 October 1967, Coventry
430. JKK174E
Maidstone & District 3074, JKK174E, Leyland PSUR1/1 with Willowbrook B53F bodywork new in 1967 in later NBC livery
Photo taken St James Avenue, Gravesend
431. JKK187E
Hants & Dorset 1692, JKK187E, a Leyland PSUR1/1 with Willowbrook B49F bodywork new to Maidstone & District S87/3087
Photo taken Winchester
432. JKK193E
Hants & Dorset 1698, JKK193E, a Leyland PSUR1/1 with Willowbrook B49F bodywork, new in 1967 to Maidstone & District as S93.
Photo taken Hants & Dorset Depot, Southampton
433. JUA300E
Wallace Arnold JUA300E was a brand new Leyland Leopard with Plaxton coachwork introduced in 1967. It is seen here taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally. Sadly it was not successful in winning any prizes.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
434. JUA307E
Wallace Arnold JUA307E, a Leyland Leopard with Plaxton C52F body.
Photo taken 1967, at the new Gelderd Road Depot, Leeds
435. KCD181F
Maidstone & District S10, BKT825C, a 1965 AEC Reliance 2U3RA with a Marshall B53F body, is seen here next to Southdown 181, KCD181F, a 1967 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Marshall B45F bodywork.
Photo taken 1967, Pool Valley Bus Station, Brighton
436. KDB404F
Stockport bought relatively few single deckers. The last four came in 1968 the year before the corporation became a part of SELNEC PTE. The erstwhile Stockport 404, KDB404F, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/1R with 43 seat dual entrance East Lancs bodywork is seen in its new guise as GMT 5084 waiting to leave Mersey Square for Woodford.
Photo taken Wednesday 17 September 1975, Mersey Square, Stockport
437. KDB404F
1968 GMT Leopard/East Lancs 5084, ex-Stockport 404 KDB404F about to work the 17.15 (?) Manchester Piccadilly-Cheadle (Councillor Lane) 193, a peak-hours only express route.
Photo taken Friday 10 April 1981, Piccadilly, Manchester
438. KDB407F
GMT 1968 Leopard/East Lancs 5087, KDB407F ex Stockport 407 approaching Boundary Bridge, Cheadle on the 16.47 Romiley-Cheadle (Cranleigh Drive) 381, a fairly short-lived cross Stockport service.
Photo taken Thursday 18 September 1980, Stockport Road, Cheadle Heath, Stockport
439. KJA259F
North Western 259, KJA259F, a Leyland PSU4/4R Leopard with a Duple Northern Commander III C36F body seen leaving Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 22 May 1971, Wembley Stadium
440. KJA264F
East Yorkshire 64, KJA264F, a 1967 Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R with Alexander body. This bus was originally 264 in the North Western fleet
Photo taken 1979, Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
441. KJA269F
North Western RC 269, KJA269F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1967 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1969, Four in Hand Cafe, Newcastle under Lyme
442. KUF199F
Front end detail of preserved ex-Southdown 199, KUF199F, a 1967 Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R fitted with a Willowbrook B45F body, seen here at the 2003 Worthing Rally.
Photo taken July 2003, Marine Parade, Worthing
443. KVH25E
Huddersfield JOC 25, KVH25E, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/2R built in 1967 with Neepsend B44F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1970, Manchester Street Bus Station, Huddersfield
444. LJR749E
To the left Hunter, Seaton Delavel, 28, LJR749E, an AEC Reliance 6MU4R with Plaxton Panorama 1 C43F body, new in 1967 and to the right their PCN348R, a Leyland Leopard PSU3 with Plaxton Panorama Supreme body, new in 1976.
Photo taken Summer 1977, Hunter's Depot, Seaton Delaval
445. LTD955F
Rossendale 55, LTD955F, was a Leyland PSU4/2R Leopard with an East Lancs B46F body new in July 1968.
Photo taken Friday 2 August 1968, Helmshore Road, Haslingden
446. MRC565E
Trent 6, MRC565E, a 1967 Leyland Leopard PSU4/3R with Plaxton coachwork. The all white livery does little for the body lines. This bus is now preserved.
Photo taken 2004, Meadowhall, Sheffield
447. NHE10F
Seen in Leeds on the old Hebble route to Burnley is Calderdale 360, NHE10F, a Marshall B45F bodied Leyland PSU4/4R Leopard acquired from Yorkshire Traction 510 in September 1971.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, King Street, Leeds
448. NWW88E
Calderdale 324, NWW88E, was former Todmorden 4, a Leyland Leopard with Willowbrook B43F body dating from 1967.
Photo taken 1971, Bus Starting Point, Todmorden
449. NWW89E
Todmorden 9, NWW89E, a 1967 Leyland Leopard L1 with Willowbrook dual purpose body seating 43.
Photo taken 1994, Ludlam Street Depot, Bradford
450. NWW89E
Calderdale JOC 325, NWW89E, formerly Todmorden JOC 9, a now preserved Willowbrook B45F-bodied Leyland Leopard of 1967, stands at the Acre Mills terminus, Old Town.
Photo taken August, 1971, off Billy Lane, Old Town, Hebden Bridge
451. NWW89E
Todmorden JOC 9, NWW89E, a 1967 Leyland Leopard L1 with a Willowbrook DP43F body
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 2012, Heath Common, Wakefield
452. NWW89E
About to make a trip from Todmorden to Bacup was Calderdale 325, NWW89E, ex Todmorden Corporation 9 which was a Leyland L2 Leopard with a Willowbrook B43F body.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Bus Starting Centre, Todmorden
453. NWW90E
WYPTE (Calderdale District) 3326, NWW90E, a Leyland Leopard L1 with Willowbrook DP45F body, new to Todmorden J.O.C. as no. 1 in 1967.
Photo taken 1974, George Street, Halifax
454. NWW90E
Former Todmorden JOC 1, NWW90E, a Leyland Leopard with Willowbrook DP45F body is seen in PTE days numbered 3326 at the bus station in its home town.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1979, Todmorden
455. NWW91E
Calderdale 327, NWW91E, a Leyland Leopard/Willowbrook new to Todmorden J.O.C. in 1967 as fleet no. 10
Photo taken summer of 1972, Crossfield Bus Station
456. NWW91E
Todmorden J.O.C. 10, NWW91E, a Leyland Leopard L1 with Willowbrook DP45F body, new in 1967.
Photo taken July 1970, Shibden Park Lower Car Park, Stump Cross, Halifax
457. OJU330F
Venture, Hendon OJU330F was a Leyland PSU3A/4R Leopard with Duple Northern Commander III C51F body new to Valliant, London, W.5.
Photo taken Saturday 20 April 1974, Madeira Drive, Brighton
458. PGD634F
Doig, Glasgow PGD634F, a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with Plaxton Panorama I C51F body.
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 1969, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
459. PHN216F
United AS 2016, PHN216F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1967 with Plaxton Derwent B47F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1970, High Street, Stockton
460. 34LMN
Tours (Isle of Man), Douglas, 18, 34LMN, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/3R built in 1968 with Duple Commander III C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Peel, Isle of Man
461. 36LMN
Tours (Isle of Man) 20, 36LMN, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/3R built in 1968 with Duple Commander III C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Douglas Bus Station
462. EFT704F
Wakefield's Motors 304, EFT704F, a 1968 Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R with Alexander Y type C47F was taken over by the parent Tynemouth & District company on 1 January 1970, staying in the common number series.
Photo taken Saturday 6 June 1970, Jarrow Bus Station
463. EHD523F
Yorkshire WD 408, EHD523F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4RT built in 1968 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
464. EHD523F
Yorkshire Woollen District Leyland Leopard PSU3/4RT 408, EHD523F, built in 1968 with an Alexander Y type C49F body in Wakefield Bus Station on what looks be a Yorkshire Services pool working to Coventry about 1970.
Photo taken about 1970, Wakefield Bus Station
465. EHD526F
Yorkshire Woollen District 411, EHD526F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4RT with Alexander Y-type C45F body, new in 1968. It was transferred to Hebble in 1970 and renumbered 51 later that year.
Photo taken Victoria Coach Station, London
466. FCK936F
Standerwick 183, FCK936F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1968 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1969, The Four in Hand, Newcastle under Lyme
467. FCN546F
Northern 2546, FCN546F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/2R built in 1968 with Willowbrook DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1970, Park Street, Middlesbrough
468. FCN636F
Northern General 2636, FCN636F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built 1968 with Alexander Y C47F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, Park Street, Middlesbrough
469. HNM644F
Stringer's (Prince of Wales Coaches) of Ampthill HNM644F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Duple (Northern) Commander III C51F body, new in 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Blackpool
470. HRN951G
Eastern Counties LL836, HRN951G, Leyland Leopard / Plaxton. One of a pair acquired from Ribble in 1979. On an FA Cup Semi Final excursion (which Ipswich lost!).
Photo taken April 1981, Ipswich
471. HTJ131F
Leigh Corporation switched to single deck Leylands for their final deliveries prior to the setting up of the Greater Manchester PTE. Seen in Leigh wearing its new colours is the former 20, HTJ131F, a 1968 Leyland Leopard PSU4/2R with 45 seat East Lancs body.
Photo taken Friday 27 April 1973, King Street Bus Station, Leigh
472. HTJ131F
GMT 6060, HTJ131F, a 1968 Leyland PSU4/2R/East Lancs, ex-Leigh Corporation 20.
Photo taken Thursday 31 July 1980, Blossoms Hotel, Bramhall Lane/A6, Stockport
473. JTF154F
Rossendale Transport 54, JTF154F, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/2R with East Lancs. B44F body, new in 1968.
Photo taken Tuesday 23 August 1983, Bank Street, Rawtenstall
474. KCS161F
A brand new Leyland Leopard, Western SMT 2191, KCS161F, in black and white coach livery stands at St Enoch Square with the railway station canopy above.
Photo taken 1968, St Enoch Square, Glasgow
475. KDB407F
GMT 5087, KDB407F, a 1968 Leyland Leopard with East Lancs body, ex Stockport 407.
Photo taken Wednesday 16 July 1980, Blossoms Hotel, Bramhall Lane, Stockport
476. KJA259F
North Western 259, KJA259F, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/4R / Duple C41F of 1968.
Photo taken 1973, Battersea Wharf
477. KTB747F
New in April 1968, Widnes 47, KTB747F, was the first of two Leyland PSU4/1R Leopards with East Lancs B42D bodies delivered that year and is seen in Widnes.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1971, St. Paul's Road/Victoria Road, Widnes
478. KUF195F
Southdown 195, KUF195F, a Leyland Leopard with Willowbrook B45F body was snapped in Hove being driven by someone in a brown coat, like chargehands used to wear in bus works.
Photo taken Saturday 11 September 1976, Church Road, Hove
479. KVC589F
Millward's Coaches, Hanley, KVC589F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1968 with Duple Commander III C51F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1977, Redcar Racecourse
480. LTD956F
Rossendale Joint Transport 56, LTD956F, seen in Rawtenstall, was a Leyland PSU4/2R Leopard with an East Lancs B46F body which had been ordered by Haslingden but not delivered until after the formation of Rossendale.
Photo taken Monday 19 April 1971, Kay Street, Rawtenstall
481. LTD956F
Rossendale Transport 56, LTD956F, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/2R with East Lancs. B46F body, new in 1968.
Photo taken Tuesday 23 August 1983, Warner Street, Haslingden
482. MJN216F
Southend Transport 216, MJN216F, Leyland Leopard / East Lancs.
Photo taken June 1974, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
483. MJN217F
Southend Leyland Leopard 217, MJN217F.
Photo taken Southend Central Station
484. MJN217F
Southend Leyland Leopard 217, MJN217F.
Photo taken Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
485. MJN217F
Southend Leyland Leopard 217, MJN217F.
Photo taken May 1975, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
486. MJN217F
Southend East Lancs bodied Leopard 217, MJN217F, on route 4A, in its original condition with a large illuminated pay on entry sign across the front. These were later removed and replaced by smaller, more conventional, signs.
Photo taken c.1970, High Street, Shoeburyness
487. MJN217F
Rear view of Southend 217, MJN217F
Photo taken 1968, Sutton Schools, Southend
488. MJN217F
Southend 217, MJN217F
Photo taken 1968, Sutton Schools, Southend
489. MJN218F
Southend 218, MJN218F, one of four Leyland Leopard PSU3/1 with East Lancs B51D+21 bodies, brand new when this picture was taken.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, High Street, Rayleigh
490. MJN218F
Southend Transport's 218, Leyland Leopard MJN218F, resting at Central Bus Station between operations on the low-frequency service 12 to Wallasea Island (on the River Crouch) via Stambridge and Canewdon. Notice the 'No Change Given' plaque beneath the nearside wiper - ST journeys could be quite costly if you did not have the correct fare at this period!
Photo taken Sunday 17 September 1978, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
491. MNW345F
Wallace Arnold (Devon) MNW345F, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/4R with Plaxton Panorama I C43F body, new 1968. Pictured whilst parked up awaiting the return of its passengers one very hot day in July 1969, in Croyde, North Devon.
Photo taken July 1969, Croyde
492. NHE10F
Malta EBY479, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/4R built in 1968 with Marshall B45F bodywork.
Photo taken Tuesday 17 May 2011, Valletta, Malta
493. NHE10F
Malta Bus Y-0479, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/4R with Marshall B45F body. New to Yorkshire Traction (510) in 1968 it passed to Calderdale J.O.C as its 360 in 1971. It was withdrawn after being damaged in a collision in 1980 and sold to a breaker who resold it for export to Malta. Its new owner, E. Falzan of Labbor rebuilt it and put it back into service later the same year registered A 2250M. It passed to M. Cutajar of Kirkop (reregistered A 2236M), and finally passed to a third owner, as shown here, as it rests in the midday sun at Valletta's Bus Station in between trips.
Photo taken April 1994, Valletta Bus Station, Malta
494. NHE8F
Calderdale 358, NHE8F, a Leyland Leopard/Marshall B45F, new to Yorkshire Traction in April 1968, fleet number 508.
Photo taken summer of 1972, Halifax Bus Garage yard
495. NHL533F
West Riding bought a number of Plaxton Derwent bodied Leyland Leopards to run motorway services in West Yorkshire. Seen in rural Selby is 258, NHL533F, a 1968 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R.
Photo taken Tuesday 21 June 1977, Station Road, Selby
496. NHL534F
West Riding bought a small number of dual purpose Leyland Leopards with Plaxton bodywork in 1968 to start motorway services between Leeds and Wakefield. 34, NHL534F, is seen in Leeds
Photo taken 1968, Leeds Central Bus Station
497. NHL534F
West Riding 34, NHL534F, seen in Pond Street Bus Station in Sheffield was a Plaxton Derwent II DP49F bodied Leyland PSU3A/4R Leopard new in 1968.
Photo taken Tuesday 20 April 1971, Pond Street Bus Station, Sheffield
498. OAX160F
In 1968 West Mon took delivery of a single Leyland Leopard PSU4/1R with Willowbrook B45F bodywork to what was quite an old design at the time, with curved rear dome and traditional split front windscreen rather than the curved screen BET design. At the time of the photograph 29, OAX160F, was out of service at Blackwood depot. The yellow light on the front appeared on some but not all of the single deck buses on my 1978 visit.
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1978, Depot Yard, Blackwood
499. OKO816G
Preserved former Maidstone and District 2816, OKO816G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R with Willowbrook DP49F body, new in November 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 10 October 2004, Canvey Island
500. OKO816G
Taken at Borough Green Station, on the occasion of a London Transport Country Area Running Day, Willowbrook DP49F bodied Leyland PSU3A/4RT Leopard OKO816G was new as Maidstone & District 2816 in November 1968 and was withdrawn in 1984. Initially transferred to the preserved fleet it passed to "The 2816 Society" for preservation in February 1990.
Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2014, Borough Green Station
501. OKO816G
A rear view of Willowbrook DP49F bodied Leyland PSU3A/4RT Leopard OKO816G at Borough Green Station, on the occasion of a London Transport Country Area Running Day. This was new as Maidstone & District 2816 in November 1968 and was withdrawn in 1984. Initially transferred to the preserved fleet it passed to "The 2816 Society" for preservation in February 1990.
Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2014, Borough Green Station
502. OKO817G
Maidstone & District 2817, OKO817G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R with Willowbrook DP49F body was new in November 1968.
Photo taken September 1982, Tenterden High Street
503. STX217G
Rear view of Rhymney Valley DC 17, STX217G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/2R with Massey B51D body, new to Caerphilly in late 1968.
Photo taken 1970s, Cardiff Bus Station
504. TVO981G
W Gash & Sons LO5, TVO981G, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/3R built in 1968/9 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1977, Redcar Racecourse
505. TVT112G
Potteries 1112, TVT112G, a Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R with Marshall 43 seat body awaits to leave Uttoxeter for Stafford.
Photo taken Saturday 10 September 1977, Uttoxeter Bus Station
506. TVT125G
Potteries MT SN1125, TVT125G, a Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R built in 1968 with Marshall B43F bodywork.
Photo taken February 1969, Hassell Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme Bus Station
507. TVT127G
PMT SN1127, TVT127G, a 1968 Leyland Leopard PSU4/4R with Marshall bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2007, Bolton Abbey Station
508. TVT128G
PMT Leyland Leopard 1128, TVT128G, a 1968 Leyland Leopard PSU4/4R with Marshall bodywork. Owned by Potteries Omnibus Preservation Society.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 2010, Open Day, Rigby Road Tram Depot, Blackpool
509. ULK202F
City Coach Lines, Waltham Abbey 202, ULK202F, was the first of four Plaxton Panorama I C51F bodied Leyland PSU3A/4R Leopards new in June 1968.
Photo taken September 1968
510. UMK463F
Samuelsons New Transport UMK463F, a Leopard PSU3/3RT with Duple C49F body, new in 1968, seen here at Battersea Wharf in the elegant pre NBC livery, next to 446BXD, a 1961 Reliance / Duple C41C in full NBC garb.
Photo taken c.1974?, Battersea Wharf
511. WLO575G
Seen at Wembley Stadium on the occasion of the annual Schoolgirls' Hockey Match is WLO575G of Orange Luxury Coaches, a Leyland PSU3/4R Leopard with Plaxton Panorama C51F body.
Photo taken Saturday 13 March 1971, Wembley Stadium
512. WPT366F
Sunderland District 366, WPT366F, a Leyland PSU3/2R with a Willowbrook B53F body, one of seven delivered in 1968 is seen leaving Chester-le-Street bus station.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, South Burns/Chester-le-Street Bus Station
513. WPT396F
Sunderland District 369, WPT369F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3E/2R built in 1967/8 with Willowbrook B53F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Philadelphia Depot, Sunderland
514. WWB102G
Sheffield 62, WWB102G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1968 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Westwood, Scarborough
515. BWU689H
Calderdale 329, BWU689H, a Leyland Leopard/Pennine, new to Todmorden J.O.C. in 1969 as fleet No. 8.
Photo taken summer of 1972, Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax
516. BWU689H
Calderdale JOC 329, BWU689H, (ex Todmorden 7) was a Leyland Leopard PSU4A with a Seddon Pennine body of 1969.
Photo taken August, 1971, Millwood Depot, Halifax Road, Todmorden
517. BWU690H
Metro Calderdale No. 3330, BWU690H, at Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax. It had been new to Todmorden as their 14 in 1969, a Leyland Leopard PSU4A/2R with a 43 seat Pennine body.
Photo taken Aug 1974, Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax
518. BWU690H
WYPTE (Calderdale District) 3330, BWU690H, a Leyland Leopard PSU4A/2R with Pennine B43F body, new to Todmorden JOC (14) in 1969.
Photo taken August 1974, George Street, Halifax
519. BWU692H
Calderdale 332, BWU692H, a Leyland Leopard/Pennine new to Todmorden J.O.C. in 1969 as fleet no. 22
Photo taken summer of 1972, Crossfield Bus Station
520. BWU692H
New as Todmorden 22, BWU692H, a Pennine bodied Leyland PSU4A/2R Leopard became 332 in the Calderdale fleet in September 1971 and is seen here at the Cow Green / Bull Green roundabout heading for King Cross Street.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Cow Green/Bull Green roundabout
521. CWT474H
Pennine Motor Services of Gargrave Leyland Leopard with 49 seat dual purpose Willowbrook bodywork, CWT474H dating from 1970.
Photo taken 1978, Malham
522. DGC102H
Hall, Hounslow, DGC102H, a Leyland PSU3A/4R Leopard with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body in PanAm livery for the contract to operate the service from Heathrow Airport to the Victoria terminal in Semley Place, adjacent to Victoria Coach Station. It is here seen at Epsom Downs on the occasion of The Derby.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 June 1972, Epsom Downs
523. EPT615G
The Eden (Summerson), West Auckland, EPT615G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1969 with Plaxton Derwent 2 B55F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1976, Depot, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
524. FPT900G
Stanhope Motor Services FPT900G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Plaxton Derwent II B62F body (having 3+2 seating), new in 1969.
Photo taken July 1969, Stanhope Market Place
525. GFT805G
Tynemouth & District 305, GFT805G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1969 with Alexander Y C47F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, College Square, Stokesley
526. GFT805G
Seen at Westwood, Scarborough is Tynemouth & District 305, GFT805G, a Leyland PSU3A/4R Leopard with an Alexander 'Y' C47F body, the first of two new in 1969.
Photo taken Friday 17 August 1973, Westwood, Scarborough
527. GHD414G
West Riding 267, GHD414G, a 1969 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4RT with Alexander Y type body. The bus is seen in Halifax on the X12 Bradford-Manchester service.
Photo taken 1971, Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax
528. GHD414G
Hebble, Dewsbury GHD414G, seen in Victoria Coach Station, still with the "Yorkshire" fleetname from its Yorkshire Woollen District days, was a Leyland PSU3A/4RT Leopard with an Alexander 'Y' C45F body about to operate to Halifax via the M1.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1971, Victoria Coach Station
529. GHD416G
Seen in the twilight of its career with Yorkshire Woollen is GHD416G, a 1969 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4RT with Alexander Y type bodywork; when new the bus was numbered 416. It was renumbered in the eary nineteen seventies as 269 in the joint West Riding-Yorkshire Woollen fleet
Photo taken Sunday 4 June 1978, Savile Town Depot, Dewsbury
530. GHD416G
West Riding A.C. 269, GHD416G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4RT with Alexander Y-Type C45F body.
Photo taken April 1973, Commercial Street, Halifax
531. HCN3G
Northern General 2643, HCN3G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1969 with Alexander Y C47F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, South John Street, Liverpool
532. HEF896G
Bee-Line, West Hartlepool HEF896G, seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place, was a Leyland PSU3A/4RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body.
Photo taken Thursday 31 July 1969, Bishop Auckland Market Place
533. HEF897G
Drew of Guisborough HEF897G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4RT built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1976, Guisborough
534. HNK146G
Channel Coachways HNK146G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4Rwith Plaxton C51F body new in 1969 to Frames of London WC1.
535. HRN959G
Ribble 959, HRN959G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/3R built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F bodywork. Working the X11 to Edinburgh, this weighed in at 8 tons 8 hundredweight and 2 quarters before passengers and luggage.
Photo taken May 1972, Lancaster Bus Station
536. HRN962G
Seen in Morecambe working as an excursion coach this Leyland Leopard with Plaxton bodywork was 962, HRN962G, in the Ribble fleet. It was new in 1969.
Photo taken Wednesday 15 August 1973, Morecambe
537. JCU855G
OK Motor Services JCU855G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1969 with Duple Commander IV C51F bodywork. Acquired from Galloway of Harthill, this had been new to another NE operator, Mallam of South Shields.
Photo taken April 1981, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
538. LCB57G
Blackburn 57, LCB57G, a 1969 Leyland Leopard PSUC1/13 with East Lancs bodywork loads up in the town centre
Photo taken Friday 19 May 1978, Ainsworth Street, Blackburn
539. NUF450G
Taylor Woodrow NUF450G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1969 with Northern Counties DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1981, Heysham
540. NUF452G
Southdown 452, NUF452G, was a Leyland PSU3/1RT Leopard with a Northern Counties DP49F body and was seen in the coach park at Hampton Court Station.
Photo taken Sunday 5 October 1969, London Hampton Court Station
541. NUF453G
Southdown 453, NUF453G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1RT with Northern Counties DP/49F Bodywork, new in 1969
Photo taken 1973, Hyde Park Road Depot, Portsmouth
542. NZO32
Coras Iompair Eireann PL32, NZO32, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C44F bodywork. One of quite a large order for touring duties, this lasted until July 1981 and was scrapped in January 1983.
Photo taken July 1975, Cahirciveen, on The Ring of Kerry tour
543. PUF165H
PUF165H, preserved ex-Southdown 465, is a 1969 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Northern Counties DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2005, Marine Parade, Worthing
544. PUF165H
Preserved ex-Southdown 465, PUF165H, a 1969 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Northern Counties DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 1 April 2007, Longcross
545. PUF165H
Preserved ex-Southdown 465, PUF165H, a 1969 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Northern Counties DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 29 July 2007, Worthing
546. PUF173H
PUF173H was one of a batch of 30 Leyland Leopard PSU3/1RT with Northern Counties DP49F bodies delivered to Southdown between August and November 1969, this particular vehicle in September, this colour scheme was only applied to these vehicles and was later replaced by NBC green and white. Only a handful of bodies of this style were delivered to any other operators.
Photo taken early 1970s, Hyde Park Road (later Winston Churchill Avenue), Portsmouth
547. PUF173H
Rear view of 473, PUF173H, a Southdown NCME bodied Leyland Leopard, taken at the same time as the front view on the site.
Photo taken early 1970s, Hyde Park Road (later Winston Churchill Avenue), Portsmouth
548. PUF174H
Ex Southdown 474, PUF174H, a Leyland PSU3/1R originally with NCME DP49F bodywork, new in 1969, is seen in use as a seat store after withdrawal by Eynon's, Trimsaron, carrying fleet number 182.
Photo taken early 1980s, Trimsaron
549. PWS395H
Eastern Scottish (Scottish Omnibus) ZH395, PWS395H, was a Leyland Leopard with Alexander Y type C49F body dating from December 1969.
Photo taken August 1970, Pitlochry
550. RHE118G
Yorkshire Traction, Barnsley 118, RHE118G, a Leyland PSU4A/4R Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C41F body was seen in Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1971, Victoria Coach Station, London
551. RHE226G
Yorkshire Traction built up a fleet of Alexander bodied Leyland Leopards for express services. Seen in Leeds is 226, RHE226G, a 1969 example seen wearing NBC local coach livery.
Photo taken Sunday 16 March 1975, Leeds Central Bus Station
552. RTF847G
Lancashire United 314, RTF847G, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/3R built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C43F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1971, Marlborough Crescent bus station, Newcastle upon Tyne
553. SHA654G
Seen on tour at Scarborough was Midland Red 6154, SHA654G, a Leyland PSU4A/4R Leopard with Plaxton Panorama Elite C36F body new in 1969.
Photo taken Friday 17 August 1973, Westwood, Scarborough
554. URR289G
A rear view of East Midland C289, URR289G, a Leyland PSU4A/4R Leopard which had a Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F body and which was seen at Battersea Wharf in London. The emergency exit was equipped with the 'Continental' folding steps for use abroad.
Photo taken Saturday 26 June 1971, Battersea Wharf
555. WUB396H
Wallace Arnold VUB396H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R with Plaxton body
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 2010, Chatsworth
556. WWP721G
WWP721G was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F body belonging to Smith (Eagle Coachways), Trench and was seen in Trench.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1971, Trench Road, Trench
557. XWW757G
Baddeley Bros. of Holmfirth 99, XWW757G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body, new in 1969.
Photo taken July 1969, Upperhead Row Bus Station, Huddersfield
558. ACH144H
This Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R with Plaxton bodywork was new to Trent in 1970 as their 44, ACH144H.
Photo taken Friday 14 August 1987, Keswick
559. ATG708J
Thomas, Barry, South Wales Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R ATG708J with Willowbrook B53F body, new in 1970 gets my full marks for the rear destination display at Cardiff Bus Station.
Photo taken Wednesday 28 August 1974, Cardiff Bus Station
560. BTD778J
The bodies built by Fowler of Leyland for Fishwicks are generally derided for their angular boxy appearance. I rather like the neat rear aspect of the B44F body on Leyland Leopard PSU4A/2R number 13, BTD778J, with the rounded windows and the circular reversing window as seen in Preston bus station in April 1977.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 April 1977, Preston Bus Station
561. BTD779J
Following on from the initial Leyland Tiger Cub of 1969, the next three Fowler bodies for Fishwick's were delivered on Leyland Leopard PSU4A/2R chassis, to the same B44F configuration. Registered BTD778J-780J with fleet numbers 13 16 and 27, number 16 is seen entering Preston bus station in June 1977.
Photo taken June 1977, Preston Bus Station
562. BWU691H
Delivered to Todmorden as their 19, this Leyland Leopard PSU4A/2R had a 43 seat Pennine body. In 1971 BWU691H became 332 in the Calderdale JOC fleet and when photograhed in Todmorden it was 3332 in the PTE Metrobus fleet.
Photo taken 1982, Bus Starting Centre, Todmorden
563. CWU101H
Pennine MS, Gargrave, CWU101H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Willowbrook DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1978, Skipton Bus Station
564. DGC105H
DGC105H new to Hall, Hounslow in PanAm livery for the London Airport to Victoria service in May 1970 had been repainted into Valliant-Silverline livery by the time of this photograph. It was a Leyland PSU3A/4R Leopard with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body and is seen at Wembley.
Photo taken Friday 21 September 1973, Wembley Stadium
565. DGC105H
Hall's of Hounslow 93, DGC105H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body, new in 1970.
Photo taken early 1970s, Heathrow Airport
566. DGC113H
Valliant-Cronshaw, Hounslow DGC113H and Hall, Hounslow DGC105H, in Valliant-Silverline livery, were Leyland PSU3A/4R Leopards with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F bodies seen at Wembley.
Photo taken Saturday 19 May 1973, Wembley Stadium
567. DWW433H
United Services DWW433H, a Leyland PSU3A/4R with Plaxton DP51F, emerges from the darkness of Doncaster's Northern Bus Station with a full load and heads for Wakefield. This bus was new in 1970 to W R & P Bingley of Kinsley who, by this stage, were by far the major operator in the United Services set-up with 11/15ths of the service. Cooper Bros of South Kirkby operated the remaining 4/15ths.
Photo taken c.1973, Doncaster Northern Bus Station
568. DWW434H
United Services DWW434H, a 1970 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R with Plaxton body awaits to depart to Doncaster from Wakefield. This was one of the last new buses bought by the company. By the time the bus was bought, the sole operator of United Services was W R and P Bingley of South Elmsall
Photo taken 1971, Wakefield Bus Station
569. HPT320H
Trimdon Motor Services of Trimdon Grange had an extensive service network in the north east. Seen here is 1970 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R HPT320H with 55 seat Plaxton bodywork.
Photo taken 1972, Hartlepool Bus Station
570. HPT320H
Creamline of Tonmawr's former Trimdon MS HPT320H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent 2 B55F bodywork. The six vehicles in this batch HPT320-325H all eventually ended up with South Wales operators with 320 coming to Creamline in 1974 and subsequently passing to Silcox of Pembroke Dock.
Photo taken Tuesday 1 August 1978, Creamline Depot, Tonmawr
571. HPT323H
Trimdon MS HPT323H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent 2 B55F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1970, Stockton-on-Tees High Street
572. HUP389H
Venture 289, HUP389H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Alexander Y C51F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1971, Guisborough
573. KCK976H
Former Ribble 976, KCK976H, a 1970 Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R with 38 seat Plaxton bodywork is seen in service with Silcox of Pembroke Dock
Photo taken Sunday 9 August 1992, Tenby
574. KCK997H
A seasonal view, not so common nowadays, of ex Ribble KCK997H , a Leyland Leopard with Plaxton bodywork reduced to tow wagon duties with Allander, Milngavie. Who in their right mind would be out photographing buses in that weather!
Photo taken Sunday 15 January 1984, Allander garage, Milngavie, Dunbartonshire
575. KUP241J
East Yorkshire 241, KUP241J, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F bodywork. This had been new to Shaw Bros, Byers Green.
Photo taken March 1975, Ferensway Bus Park, Hull
576. KUP241J
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, KUP241J, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F bodywork. Taken when about 3 months old.
Photo taken November 1970, Byers Green Depot
577. KUP241J
East Yorkshire 241, KUP241J, according to my records operated the 07:30 service from Glasgow to Hull and stopped at Millfield for a "comfort stop"? I am sure someone will confirm where this is (was) but I do recall it arrived at York "early"!
Photo taken Friday 19 September 1975, Millfield
578. LJX819H
Crosville ELL519, LJX819H a 1970 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4RT with Plaxton C47F bodywork originally Hebble 419
Photo taken Saturday 27 June 1981, The Ferry P.H., Shotton
579. LJX819H
A view of the fairly basic (by today's standard) Leyland instrumentation of the time, Crosville ELL519, LJX819H a 1970 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4RT with Plaxton C47F bodywork originally Hebble 419.
Photo taken Saturday 27 June 1981, Talacre
580. O3848
Sydney P.T.C. 3848, m/o3848, was a Leyland PSU3A/2R Leopard, new in 1970, with a Pressed Metal Corporation B42D body seen at Circular Quay. The Pressed Metal Corporation had been bought outright by British Leyland in 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1972, Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia
581. OGM282H
Central SMT T82, OGM282H, will make up for the less than pristine T93.
Photo taken March 1973, Kilbowie Road, Clydebank
582. OGM293H
Central SMT T93, OGM293H, a Leyland leopard PSU3/1R with Alexander B53F body leaves Buchanan Bus Station in 1980 for the Lanarkshire village of Strathaven pronounced "Straven", 4 years after Killermont Street closed. The gloss has obviously worn off this 10 year old example and it is in need of a complete repaint.
Photo taken Wednesday 27 August 1980, Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
583. OXA461H
Alexander (Fife) FPE11, OXA461H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1970 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1974, St Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
584. ROG551Y
Midland Red West 551, ROG551Y, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with ECW C49F bodywork from 1983.
Photo taken June 1992, Shrewsbury
585. UKE418H
Evening sun and long shadows on Maidstone & District 3418, UKE418H a "short" Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R with Marshall B45F body new in May 1970, probably purchased for OMO/OPO though not with specific sign as such by 1975.
Photo taken Thursday 10 July 1975, Rye Station, East Sussex
586. VAX63H
One of a trio of Leyland Leopard PSU4A/2R with Willowbrook B47F bodywork, numbered 4 12 and 19 VAX62-64H delivered to West Mon in 1970. Number 12, VAX63H, is seen in Islwyn Borough Transport blue livery in this 1978 picture taken at Blackwood depot
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1978, Depot Yard, Blackwood
587. VAX63H
West Mon Omnibus Board 12, VAX63H, a Leyland PSU4A/2R Leopard with a Willowbrook B47F body seen at the R.T.I.T.B. at High Ercall.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1973, High Ercall
588. VDE874J
Silcox, Pembroke Dock 102, VDE874J, was the second Leyland PSU3A/4R Leopard to be delivered to the fleet in late 1970 and was fitted with a Plaxton Elite Express C53F body, eligible for the bus-grant scheme of the time by virtue of the wide entrance with the two piece doors amongst other requirements.
Photo taken Sunday 11 April 1971, Baylis Road/Waterloo Road, London Waterloo
589. VTC716H
J Fishwick & Sons, Leyland, C5 ,VTC716H, a Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar Racecourse
590. VUB389H
Wallace Arnold had a wide range of tours during most of their separate existence. Seen in Rothsey on the Isle of Bute is Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R VUB389H dating from 1970.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 August 1973, Rothesay, Isle of Bute
591. VUB395H
Martindale of Ferryhill 28, VUB395H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1975, Guisborough
592. VUB396H
Wallace Arnold adopted this two tone grey livery in the early seventies. Seen at the First South Yorkshire open day on Sunday 12 May is VUB396H, a 1970 Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R with Plaxton bodywork
Photo taken Sunday 12 May 2013, Olvie Grove, Sheffield
593. VUB396H
Wallace Arnold VUB396H, a Leyland Leopard with Plaxton Panorama Elite body dates from 1970. It contrasts with Wallace Arnold 8332U, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Consort body of 1958. Both are part of the Classic Connections fleet, acting as a reminder of this once famous and well-respected company.
Photo taken Saturday 21 November 2015, Classic Connections workshop, Bradford
594. VUB396H
8332U & VUB396H show the two liveries of Wallace Arnold's. The former with the traditional more well known (and probably most liked) cream colours and VUB396H in the two-tone grey which was adopted for a period in the 60s and 70s.
Photo taken Saturday 28 May 2016, Main Street, Goldsborough, North Yorkshire
595. WHA237H
Northumbria MS 82, WHA237H, was a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R based tow wagon built in 1970 with Plaxton bodywork. Formerly 1071 with United AS, this was acquired with the dismemberment of that company but had been new to Midland Red as 6237 with C49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1987, Gallowgate Coach Station, Newcastle
596. WHA246H
Midland Red 6246, WHA246H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama I C49F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1980, Humberstone Gate, Leicester
597. WHE352J
Preserved Yorkshire Traction 352, WHE352J, Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R with Willowbrook bodywork new in 1970.
Photo taken Sunday 9 September 2007, Meadowhall Rally, Sheffield
598. XNX136H
Stratford Blue were absorbed into their parent company Midland Red in 1971. The last delivery to them as a separate company was this Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R with Alexander coach body 36, XNX136H, in May 1970. It was also the only one of its type owned by the company
Photo taken 1993, Halifax
599. YTX324H
YTX324H was a Leyland PSU3A/4RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body which had been new in 1970 as Rhondda 324. By the time of this photograph it had passed into the Western Welsh, Cardiff fleet as number 109.
Photo taken Monday 29 May 1972, Ebury Street, London Victoria
600. AHL729K
Warley Road formed the north side of Derby Baths and on a rather dull day a glance at the registration, AHL729K, reveals that this is not a "native "Ribble bus (1010) but an ex-West Riding Leyland Leopard with Plaxton bodywork, presumably waiting for school pupils from the baths.
Photo taken Thursday 30 June 1983, Warley Road, Blackpool
601. CHA423K
Midland Red 6423, CHA423K, a Class S24 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/2R built in 1971 with Willowbrook DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1977, High Street, Bridgnorth
602. CHE529K
Yorkshire Traction 529, CHE529K, leaving Halifax old bus station on the erstwhile express X68 service to Sheffield. 529 was a Leyland Leopard PSU4B/4R with Marshall body new in 1971/2. Although this service was supposed to be an express, the bus was always ready for its next "7-year" by the time it got back.
Photo taken Summer 1972, Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax
603. FUB479K
Wallace Arnold, Leeds, FUB479K, a Leyland Leopard built in 1971/2 with Duple Viceroy bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar Racecourse
604. GHB176J
Merthyr Tydfil 176, GHB176J, a 1971 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/2 with East Lancs 51 seat body is seen in York after sale to Gent Walker who traded as Acomb Link and ran from York to Acomb, a York suburb.
Photo taken 1989, George Hudson Street, York
605. GYK472J
Samuelson New Transport, London S.W.1 GYK472J was a Leyland PSU3B/4RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C51F body seen in Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1971, Victoria Coach Station
606. HWU817J
Pennine of Gargrave HWU817J, a 1971 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R with Willowbrook body stands in a snowy Skipton bus station.
Photo taken 1972, Skipton Bus Station
607. HWU817J
Pennine Motor Services HWU817J, a Leyland Leopard PSU3 with Willowbrook DP49F body, new in 1971.
Photo taken 1973, Skipton Bus Station
608. JWY210J
New in August 1971, Ford, Ackworth JWY210J was a Leyland PSU3B/4R Leopard with a Marshall Camagna II DP53F body and was seen in Pontefract Bus Station.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Pontefract Bus Station
609. RPT295K
Northern General took over the Consett Independent Venture in 1969. It was run as a separate subsiduary until 1975 when it was absorbed into the Northern company. This Leyland Leopard with Alexander bodywork, 295, RPT295K, was delivered in 1971 and continued the buying policy of the company prior to its sale.
Photo taken 1972, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
610. RSD732J
Western SMT bought this Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R MLl2341 RSD732J in 1971 and fitted a 49 seat Alexander Y type coach body. In 1975 this was replaced with a 53 seat bus version of the same body. The bus was sold to Shearings as a driver trainer but was returned to passenger service with their Timeline operation in Greater Manchester in whose livery it is seen.
Photo taken 1998, Meadowhall, Sheffield
611. TKG508J
Western Welsh 1508, TKG508J, a Leyland Leopard PSU4A/2R with Willowbrook body, new in 1971.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Cardiff Bus Station
612. TKG511J
Western Welsh 1511, TKG511J, a Leyland Leopard PSU4A/2R with Willowbrook body, new in 1971.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Tudor Street, Cardiff
613. UUF324J
National Travel North East former Southdown 1824, UUF324J, a Leyland PSU3B/4RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II body.
Photo taken Sunday 9 May 1976, Holme Street, Liversedge, near Heckmondwike
614. UUF325J
Preparing to leave Victoria Coach Station on a tour to Edinburgh & The Trossachs is Southdown 1825, UUF325J, a Leyland PSU3B/4RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C32F body.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1971, Victoria Coach Station
615. UUF329J
Here's one for our Southdown fans, preserved ex Southdown 1829, UUF329J, a 1971 Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4RT with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II body.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 2010, Madeira Drive, Brighton
616. UUF329J
Southdown 1829, UUF329J, a Leyland PSU3B/4RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C32F body.
Photo taken Jan 1986, West Riding Auto's Belle Isle Depot, Barnsley Road, Wakefield
617. UUF340J
Southdown 1840, UUF340J, a 1971 Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R with Plaxton 32 seat body, one of a batch of 24 bought for extend tour work hence the low seating capacity. It is seen here when working for Amberly Travel of Pudsey with a considerably increased seating capacity.
Photo taken 1994, Leeds Central Bus Station
618. UUF340J
The former Southdown 1840 UUF340J, a Leyland PSU3B/4RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II bodywork. Originally new as a 32 seat touring coach, it was subsequently reseated with 44 rather less comfortable seats.
Photo taken April 1988, Pudsey Bus Station
619. WDG574J
Pulham, Bourton-on-the-Water WDG574J, seen in the Coach Station in Cheltenham, was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F body.
Photo taken Saturday 7 August 1971, Cheltenham Coach Station
620. WHE523J
A pair of Yorkshire Traction Willowbrook-bodied Leyland Leopards. On the left is 523 (WHE523J), a PSU4A/4R with B45F body, new in 1971. In the centre is 300 (XHE233), a PSU3/3R with B54F body, new in 1962 as 1233. To the right is Hebble 61 (MHD771L) a PSU3B/4R with Plaxton Panorama Elite III C47F body, new in 1973.
Photo taken 1973, off Eldon Street, Barnsley
621. XJH427K
Worldwide, London S.E.5 XJH427K was a Leyland PSU5/4R with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C50F body which was seen at Yelverton during a West Country tour.
Photo taken Monday 26 July 1971, Yelverton
622. YHE234J
Yorkshire Traction 234, YHE234J, a 1971 Leyland Leopard with Alexander Y type body. When photographed in Barnsley in 1979 the bus was sporting a modified front dash panal which radically altered its appearance.
Photo taken Monday 15 October 1979, Barnsley Bus Station
623.
New in November 1972 to Edwards, Lydbrook, EDG577L seen at the Council Depot in Craneford Way, Twickenham, was a Leyland PSU3B/4R Leopard with a Plaxton Elite Express III C51F body eligible for the bus-grant scheme of the time by virtue of the wide entrance with the two piece doors among other requirements.
Photo taken Saturday 6 January 1973, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
624.
A super-lightweight body from Plaxtons! Originally all work was carried out at the Seamer Road works but, as demand outstripped the capacity of the site, a new facility was opened on the Eastfields estate. Bodies were completed up to this stage at Seamer Road and then driven to the Eastfields site for finishing. Later the Seamer Road works were closed and all work was carried out at Eastfields. Seen in Seamer Road, this is one of the six Leyland PSU3B/4R Leopards which became Trimdon Motor Services TUP333-338K with Elite Express II bodies..
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Seamer Road, Scarborough
625. AAJ286K
Maude's Coaches, Barnard Castle, AAJ286K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite Express II C53F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1983, Harmire Road, Barnard Castle
626. BKH921K
East Yorkshire MS 921, BKH921K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C49F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Valley Road Coach Park, Scarborough
627. CAX766K
West Monmouthshire 24, CAX766K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R with Willowbrook B53F body, new in 1972.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Cardiff Bus Station
628. CHE536K
Preserved Yorkshire Traction 536, CHE536K, a 1972 Leyland Leopard with Marshall body.
Photo taken Sunday 6 November 2016, opposite LVVS Lincoln
629. EKL456K
EKL456K is preserved Maidstone and District Leyland Leopard dating from 1972 with Marshall body, seen on service to March during theFenland rally.
Photo taken Sunday 21 May 2017, between Whittlesey and March
630. GAX423L
Bedwas and Machen started buying single-deckers in 1971 and the following year they put this Willowbrook B53F-bodied Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R into service. New as their 9, GAX423L, it was renumbered 93 in the Rhymney Valley fleet and is seen passing Caerphilly Castle in August 1978.
Photo taken Wednesday 2 August 1978, Caerphilly Castle
631. HHB181K
Merthyr Tydfil switched to saloons for all new deliveries from 1967. Initially the Leyland Leopard was the chassis of choice all, with East Lancs bodywork of varying styles. Later they would try the RE and MCW-Scania. Seen after withdrawal by Merthyr is 181, HHB181K, a 1972 Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R with 51 seat body. This was one of the last Leopards bought by Merthyr.
Photo taken c. 1992, Skipton Bus Station
632. JRK622K
Grey-Green (Cowie), London N16 JRK622K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1977?, London King's Cross
633. KHD913K
In 1978 Yorkshire Woollen celebrated its 75th anniversary. To mark the occasion one of their Marshall bodied Leyland Leopards was repainted in the pre-war maroon livery. 333, KHD913K, has a Marshall body on a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R chassis.
Photo taken Sunday 4 June 1978, Rishworth Road, Dewsbury
634. KHD917K
Yorkshire Woollen District 337, KHD917K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R with Marshall B53F body, new in 1972. Behind is similar 336.
Photo taken July 1972, Cross Field Bus Station Bus Park, St. James's Road, Halifax
635. LAL314K
Gent-Walker Coaches, Acomb, York, LAL314K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite Express II C53F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1986
636. LNK787L
Seen at the British Coach Rally at Brighton is Sampson, Cheshunt 25, LNK787L, a Leyland PSU5/4R Leopard with Plaxton Panorama Elite III C57F body. This shot in addition to showing the continental step feature also shows a small luggage locker immediately to the right of the engine access flap. By using a piano hinge and mounting it just below the side moulding, the flap is hardly noticeable.
Photo taken Sunday 15 April 1973, Brighton
637. NTD117K
Lancaster City Transport 117, NTD117K, a 1972 Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R with 51 seat Seddon body
Photo taken August 1973, Market Street, Lancaster
638. OWR266K
A second Pennine picture, this time 1972 Leyland Leopard OWR266K is partially hidden by later Leopard NWT839V.
Photo taken Saturday 26 March 1983, Skipton Bus Station
639. OWR266K
OWR266K was a Leyland PSU3B/4R Leopard of Simpson & Windle (Pennine Motor Services), Gargrave seen in Skipton, and had a Plaxton Elite Express II C49F body, being new in June 1972.
Photo taken Thursday 26 August 1976, Skipton
640. OWY197K
It is now just over a year since the sad demise of Pennine Motor Services. A shot taken when this was a long way in the future reminds us of what we lost. Seen in Skipton is Pennine OWY197K, a 1972 Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopard acquired with the business of Laycock of Barnoldswick in 1972.
Photo taken Saturday 23 March 1985, Skipton Bus Station
641. OWY197K
Simpson & Windle (Pennine Motor Services), Gargrave OWY197K was a Leyland PSU3B/4R Leopard with a Plaxton Elite Express II C49F body seen in the Bus Station in Skipton.
Photo taken Wednesday 10 April 1974, Skipton Bus Station
642. RTF561L
RTF561L, Ribble 701, Leyland PSU5/4R with Alexander "M" type C46Ft body built in 1972 was the only "M" type coach purchased new outside the SBG companies. The design was primarily for overnight travel between Scotland and London, but on this day, 701 was pressed into service from Glasgow to Blackpool. Not even a brush stroke of Ribble red to be seen.
Photo taken Saturday 16 August 1975, Killermont Street parking area, Glasgow
643. RTF561L
Ribble, Preston had only one Alexander 'M' style body in the fleet and 701, RTF561L, a Leyland PSU5/4RT with an Alexander C46FT body is seen in the entrance to the Coliseum Bus Station in Blackpool.
Photo taken Monday 5 August 1974, Coliseum Bus Station, Blackpool
644. RWW122L
Seen leaving Wembley Stadium is RWW122L of Shaw (Dene Coaches), Dobcross, a Leyland PSU3B/4R Leopard with a Plaxton Elite Express II C51F body.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1973
645. TPT6K
TPT6K was a Leyland PSU5/4R Leopard with a Plaxton Elite Express II C68F body of Weardale, Frosterley new in May 1972.
Photo taken Bishop Auckland Bus Station
646. TPT6K
TPT6K, a Leyland PSU5/4R Leopard, was new to Weardale Motor Services, Frosterley in May 1972 with a Plaxton Elite Express II C68F body.
Photo taken Shittlehopeburn Garage, Stanhope
647. TPT6K
A nearside view of TPT6K, a Leyland PSU5/4R Leopard which was new to Weardale Motor Services, Frosterley in May 1972 with a Plaxton Elite Express II C68F body.
Photo taken Shittlehopeburn Depot, Stanhope
648. TPT6K
Weardale MS TPT6K, a Leyland Leopard PSU5/4R built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite Express II C68F bodywork. The route blind suggests it was working (or soon to work) the X21 Newcastle service.
Photo taken early/mid 1980s, North Terrace, Crook
649. TUP336K
Trimdon Motor Services, Trimdon Grange, TUP336K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite Express II DP51F bodywork. Sporting the leaping leopard acquired after Heaps Tours of Leeds came under common ownership.
Photo taken July 1974, Bishop Auckland Market Place
650. TUP337K
Heaps Tours, TUP337K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1977, Redcar Racecourse
651. TXA120K
Alexander (Fife) FPE20, TXA120K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1972 with Alexander AY C49F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1974, St Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
652. UPT50K
OK Travel, Bishop Auckland, UPT50K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1990, off Rectory Lane, Guisborough
653. UPT708K
Scarlet Band, West Cornforth, UPT708K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/B4R built in 1972 with Salvador Caetano Lisboa C51F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
654. UPT708K
Scarlet Band (Sidney Blenkinsop) of West Cornforth operated UPT708K, a Leyland PSU3B/4R with Caetano Lisboa C51F bodywork which was new in May 1972. It is pictured at The Sands in Durham.
Photo taken c.1973, The Sands, Durham
655. YSC435K
Eastern Scottish YH435, YSC435K, a 1972 Leyland Leopard with Alexander coach body.
Photo taken August 1973, Scottish Highlands
656. BFS479L
Killermont Street in early July when parking was at a premium. A United RE, 157SHN, is loading up for the summer service to Whitley Bay 515, a Central Lodekka (BL316) is waiting to get into its stance and blocking the road, and Eastern Scottish Leopard ZH479H, BFS479L, appears to have been abandoned! Part of the office block for the new bus station can be seen behind the buses.
Photo taken Friday 2 July 1976, Killermont Street, Glasgow
657. BSG537L
Eastern Scottish bought both AEC Reliances and Leyland Leopards with Alexander Y type bodywork. A late example of one of the latter is seen passing through Kirkby Stephen during the 2010 rally ZH37, BSG537L, dates from 1973
Photo taken Sunday 4 April 2010, Kirkby Stephen
658. BTB779L
Fishwick & Brindle C3, BTB779L, was a Leyland PSU3B/4RT Leopard with a Plaxton Elite Express III C49F body and was seen in Station Road, Chingford on its way to the Cub & Scout Jamboree at Gilwell Park, Epping Forest.
Photo taken Saturday 7 July 1973, Station Road, Chingford
659. DED978L
Warrington 4, DED978L, a Leyland PSU3B/4R Leopard with a Plaxton Elite Express III C49F body seen at the R.T.I.T.B. at High Ercall.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1973, High Ercall
660. GNL117L
Hunter, Seaton Delaval 31, GNL117L the second order with bus grant contrasted with Atlantean 30 by purchase of the popular combination of Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R with Plaxton Panorama Elite Express body.
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 1975, Park View, Whitley Bay
661. JHA227L
Preserved ex-Midland Red 227, JHA227L, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R with Marshall DP49F body, new in April 1973
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2010, Alton
662. JHA227L
When Midland Red stopped building their own chassis they switched to Leyland for single deck requirements. 227, JHA227L, is a 1973 Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R with Marshall bodywork to dual purpose specification.
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 2011, Rowsley
663. LHU662L
Partridge Leyland Leopard / Plaxton C47F LHU662L, ex-Bristol Omnibus Company, new to them in July 1973 as their 2165.
Photo taken Autumn 1988, Ipswich
664. MHD770L
Hebble 60, MHD770L, was a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R with a Plaxton C47F body dating from 1973. This batch of six coaches were the last to be purchased by Hebble before the takeover on 1st January 1974 by National Travel (North East) in whose ownership it is seen. It continued to bear the Hebble name until 1975.
Photo taken July 1974, Crich Tramway Museum
665. MRO193L
Ebdon, Sidcup MRO193L was a Leyland PSU3B/4R Leopard with a Van Hool Vistadome C44F body seen in Fleming Way, Crawley at the start of the road section of the British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 19 April 1975, Fleming Way, Crawley
666. OAX74M
Bedwas and Machen's last purchases comprised a huge batch of two buses (by this time 28% of the fleet) which were Leyland Leopards with East Lancs bodies - what was to become the standard Rhymney Valley bus. Seen here at the Cardiff Rally in June 1987 is what was originally B & M 10, OAX74M, but was now Inter Valley Link 94.
Photo taken Sunday 28 June 1987, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff
667. PGW661L
Grey Green PGW661L, Leyland Leopard / Plaxton C49F, new in May 1973.
Photo taken February 1974, Ipswich
668. SCS335M
Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R SCS335M with Alexander 'AY' C49F body, new to Western SMT as fleetnumber L2466
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 2013, Kirkby Stephen West Station
669. SWT771M
This one was new to Wallace Arnold, Leeds as 102 EUA in 1963 with a Plaxton Embassy C49C body, and was withdrawn in January 1973 after an accident. The remains were acquired by Edwards & Navey (Independent Coachways), Horsforth, the body scrapped and the chassis rebuilt and reconditioned before being fitted with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C49F body and being re-registered SWT771M in April 1974.
Photo taken Saturday 18 May 1974, Midland Road, St. Pancras, London
670. THN605L
GNE Motor Services, Darlington, THN605L, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R built in 1973 with Caetano Lisboa II C51F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1976, Redcar Racecourse
671. UJX920M
Slightly outside the normal time frame for the website is Halifax 10, UJX920M, a 1973 Leyland Leopard PSU4B/2R with Plaxton 45 seat bodywork. In my opinion this is one of the all time classics and one of the best looking buses built in the last 50 years.
Photo taken Sunday 4 August 2013, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
672. UJX920M
The late Geoff Hilditch had definite views on what the rear of a single deck bus should look like. This Leyland Leopard PSU4B/2R carries a Plaxton body but this design was also built by Willowbrook among others. Does anyone else see shades of the early Paxton Derwent body seen on a recent posting of a West Riding Leopard. The bus was 10, UJX920M, in the Halifax fleet and dates from 1973.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 2015, Trans Pennine Rally Harrogate
673. UWX596L
Simpson & Windle (Pennine Motor Services), Gargrave UWX596L, seen in the Bus Station in Skipton, was a Leyland PSU3B/4R Leopard with a Plaxton Elite Express II C51F body.
Photo taken Wednesday 10 April 1974, Skipton Bus Station
674. YSD340L
Former Western SMT 2380, YSD340L, a Leyland Leopard with Alexander C49F body, new in June 1973 on school duty.
Photo taken early 1985, Ramsey School
675. YSD352L
Western SMT 2392, YSD352L, Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Alexander C49F body, new in January 1973, on route X18 to Glasgow.
Photo taken September 1973, Lowestoft
676. GJW43N
There was recently a discussion about ME / Midland Fox livery. GJW43N is a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R with Marshall DP49F body dating from 1974.
Photo taken Sunday 4 September 2016, Bewdley Railway Station Yard
677. ONN288M
Barton Transport Leyland Leopard 1405, ONN288M after this tree fell on the bus just after it had completed a school contract near Melton Mowbray.
Photo taken late 1980s
678. PFS561M
One of my favourite Scottish Omnibuses (Eastern Scottish) photos shows in higher resolution an alternative lifestyle outside of the large urban areas. Only one month old, H561B, PFS561M, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Alexander AYS B53F body roars through Shotts in May 1974.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 May 1974, near Shotts Station, Lanarkshire
679. PHA333M
Delivered in the swansong era of BET Federation single-deckers in July 1974, Midland Red 333, PHA333M, was a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R with Marshall DP49F body classed as S28, SDP28 from 1980. It transferred to the new East company in September 1981 which became Midland Fox in 1983.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 February 1985, Market Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
680. RGV284N
Hedingham Omnibuses Leyland Leopard L84, RGV284N, with Willowbrook B55F body, new to them in September 1974.
Photo taken Sunday 14 May 2006
681. SCS335M
One of the all time classic bus designs was the Alexander Y type. The rear was as good looking as the front as exemplified by this shot of Western SMT 2466, SCS335M, a 1974 Leyland Leopard with Y type coach body. The famous black and white coach livery is carried.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 2013, Brough
682. UPT6N
Weardale, Frosterley UPT6N was a rare Leyland PSU3B/3R Leopard wth a Plaxton Elite Express III DP59F body seen at Wolsingham.
Photo taken Tuesday 7 August 1979, Front Street, Wolsingham
683. XXA852M
Alexander Fife FPE52, XXA852M, Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Alexander B53F body, new in April 1974.
Photo taken leaving St Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
684. HTO90N
Derby (Blue Bus Services) 15, HTO90N, seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton was a Leyland PSU3B/4R Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C47F body.
Photo taken Sunday 20 April 1975, Madeira Drive, Brighton
685. HWY727N
Eastern Counties LL786, HWY727N, Leyland Leopard / Alexander Y Type. New in April 1975 as West Riding 387 (DP49F), acquired by ECOC in 1985.
Photo taken September 1985, Princes Street, Ipswich
686. JJD802N
Corbel, Edgware entered this Ayats C57F bodied Leyland PSU5/4R Leopard in the British Coach Rally. Named Lady Margaret and number 1 in the fleet, JJD802N is seen in Fleming Way, Crawley at the start of the road section.
Photo taken Saturday 19 April 1975, Fleming Way, Crawley
687. LPT176P
A line-up of buses belonging to The Eden (Summerson Bros), all spotlessly clean and ready for their next duties and all but one new to The Eden.
Photo taken c 1975, The Eden Garage, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
688. LUG515P
Yorkshire Rider 8515, LUG515P, 1975 Leyland Leopard PSU4C/4R/Plaxton DP43F, one of the Yorkshire Rider Leopards repainted in WYRCC colours.
Photo taken Thursday 15 February 1990, Shipley
689. SCS362M
Illustrating the chaos of transferring buses between companies after de-regulation, SCS362M, Leyland PSU3/3R with Alexander C49F body, ex Western SMT, uplifts passengers at Clydebank on hire to Kelvin Central whilst in Highland Omnibuses livery as their L265F.
Photo taken Saturday 1 February 1986, Chalmers Street, Clydebank, Dunbartonshire
690. RWT528R
West Yorkshire PTE 8528, RWT528R, was from the final batch of Plaxton Derwent-bodied Leopards delivered to West Yorkshire PTE and was less than two years old when photographed on 28th January 1979 near Greenfield station.
Photo taken Sunday 28 January 1979, near Greenfield Station
691. RYG396R
West Riding 5, RYG396R, a 1977 Leyland Leopard PSU3D/4R with Duple DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken January 1977
692. UTD203T
In common with other vehicles purchased for the coach fleet, Leyland Leopard UTD203T, Southend Transport 203, was often employed on local, low-frequency rural scheduled services, such as here on route 12 to Wallasea Island via Stambridge and Canewdon. At Wallasea it connected with the privately-run boat ferry to Burnham-on-Crouch.
Photo taken Monday 7 May 1979, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
693. XYK765T
Grey Green XYK765T, Leyland Leopard / Duple C49F, new in August 1978.
Photo taken August 1978, Colchester Bus Station
694. AJD165T
In March 1979 Glenton, London S.E.15 put into service five Leyland PSU4E/4R Leopards with Plaxton Supreme IV C34C bodies, AJD 162-166T. All five were withdrawn in October 1979 and passed to Yeates (dealer), Loughborough who rebuilt them to C45F, and AJD165T is seen in this form, still in Glenton livery, at Wembley Stadium with Craiggs, Amble, who acquired it in May 1980.
Photo taken Saturday 7 June 1980, Wembley Stadium
695. AJD166T
AJD166T, a Leyland PSU4E/4R Leopard with a Plaxton Supreme IV C34C body, was entered by Glenton, London S.E.15 in the British Coach Rally and is seen in Brighton. In March 1979 Glenton had put into service five of these coaches, AJD 162-166T. All five were withdrawn in October 1979 and passed to Yeates (dealer), Loughborough who rebuilt them to C45F.
Photo taken Saturday 21 April 1979, Marine Parade, Brighton
696. DHK102T
Colchester Borough Transport 102, DHK102T, Leyland Leopard / Duple. New in February 1979, see here on National Express 084 to London.
Photo taken 1982, Colchester Bus Station
697. ELN927T
About to cross London Bridge is ETO585 a Leyland PSU5C/4R Leopard with a Duple Dominant C57F body new to Prairie, Uxbridge as ELN927T. It was acquired by Thomas, West Ewell (t/a Edward Thomas & Son) in November 1983 from T.U.R. Travel, London W.2 and re-registered in June 1985. It is seen here in a contract livery to operate for London Transport Tours and Charter which it retained until September 1986 when it received the Thomas name replacing the LT lettering.
Photo taken 1985/6, London Bridge
698. ELN927T
Thomas, West Ewell ELN927T was a Leyland PSU5C/4R Leopard with Duple Dominant C57F body new to Prairie, West Drayton. It was acquired by Thomas in November 1983 from T.U.R. Travel, London W.2 and is seen here in Kingston Road, Stoneleigh at the junction with Park Avenue West.
Photo taken Sunday 26 August 1984, Kingston Road, Stoneleigh
699. ELN927T
Thomas, Ewell Leopard/Duple ETO585 (formerly ELN927T) in a special livery for LT coach tours. It is in the yard alongside Victoria LT garage, which was at this time used as a starting point for some tours.
Photo taken Wilton Road/Gillingham Street, London Victoria
700. VHW266T
Seen at Springfield Park, Wigan at the start of the road section of the National Coach Rally is VHW266T of Munden (Crown Coaches), Bristol. This was a Leyland PSU3E/4R Leopard with a Plaxton Supreme IV C44FT body which is being driven by Len Munden who was possibly the only driver with only one arm to hold a P.S.V. driving licence.
Photo taken Saturday 7 April 1979, Springfield Park, Wigan