SCT '61 Photo Index
Maudslay
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1. VC5867
An official Northern Counties, Wigan photograph with no other information. The bus has "Maudsley" on the destination screen, so would it be a Maudsley chassis? Certainly not a Leyland or Daimler, with a thick radiator and an unpainted bonnet area.
Photo taken Spencer Road, Wigan
2. NV30
NV30 is Maudslay ML3BC, new in 1931 to Church (Royal Blue), Pytchley. It was rebodied by Thurgood C31F in 1948 and moved to the West of England Transport Collection, Winkleigh in 2015.
Photo taken Monday 7 August 2017, Sussex
3. CUB1
Ledgards famous Brush bodied 1935 Maudsley Marathon coach CUB1 in original form There is no date to the photograph but if it is post war it was taken before 1951
Photo taken c.1945, Forster Square, Bradford
4. GWU624
Hanson 305, GWU624, was a Maudslay Marathon II new to Bottomley, Huddersfield in 1946 with a Barnaby C33F body. It was rebodied in 1951 with a 1949 Duple B35F body removed from Hanson 284 (AVH903) and is seen in this condition at the Upperhead Row Bus Station in Huddersfield.
Photo taken Sunday 14 July 1957, Upperhead Row Bus Station, Huddersfield
5. DDM652
Seen here at Thorpe Park with Prairie, West Drayton is DDM652 which was a Maudslay Marathon II with a Santus C33F body new in January 1947 as Rhyl United Coachways, Rhyl number 4.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1980, Thorpe Park
6. FGB418
MacBrayne, Glasgow 35, FGB418, was a Maudslay Marathon III, new in 1947 with a 1936 Park Royal C31F body which was transferred from a 1929 Maudslay ML6A. It was then rebodied in 1958 with a new Duple FC35F body as seen here at Fort William.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1965, Fort William
7. HNF803
J.J. Threlfall, Manchester ran HNF803, this Junction FC33F bodied Maudslay Marathon II which had been new in August 1947 to Wolfenden, Manchester and was reported to have an unknown C32R body when new. It was later recorded as being rebodied by Junction and passed to Threlfall in March 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 28 February 1959, Dolphin Street, Manchester
8. LPH429
LPH429, seen in Reading, was a Maudslay Marathon III with a Whitson FC33F body operated by Chiltern Queens, Woodcote. An A.E.C. Mark V grille has been added at some time.
Photo taken Saturday 12 October 1963, Reading
9. SMF339
A Plaxton Highway FB39F body was fitted to Maudslay Marathon III SMF339 when it was rebodied in April 1958 for Tappin, Wallingford. It is seen at Tappin's garage at Wallingford. When new in September 1947, SMF339 had a WestNor C33F body.
Photo taken Sunday 17 April 1966, Wallingford
10. FUS842
New in 1948 with a Park Royal C35F body, MacBrayne's 86, FUS842, seen at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness was a Maudslay Marathon III.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
11. FUS994
Macbrayne FUS994 was one of their iconic Park-Royal bodied Maudsleys.
Photo taken 1962, Fort William Pier
12. JNB416
JNB416 is a rare surviving Maudslay Marathon Mark II coach and also has rare Trans-United C33F bodywork.
Photo taken 2016, Coventry Transport Museum
13. JNB416
JNB416 is a Maudslay Marathon II (petrol engine) with Transun C33F body, new to Hubert Hackett of Manchester in 1948 which after passing through a number of subsequent owners was acquired by the Museum of British Road Transport, Coventry for preservation.
Photo taken Monday 3 August 1981, Bradford Road, Stump Cross, Halifax
14. JPO631
Mitchell, Warnham JPO631, a Maudslay Marathon III with a Whitson C33F body (later reseated to C31F) new in March 1948 seen at Horsham Carfax on one of Mitchell's three services.
Photo taken Saturday 7 February 1959, Horsham Carfax
15. JXT391
JXT391 was a Maudslay Marathon III new in August 1948 to Duval, Surbiton, number 39, with a Whitson C33F body. In 1956 it was rebodied with this Duple FC35F body as seen at Ascot. It passed to Bengry, Leominster in May 1964 and to Smith (dealer), Overbridge and was scrapped in May 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
16. GUS407
MacBraynes GUS407 was a Maudslay Marathon III with Park Royal body of 1949, and KGG711 was an AEC Regal IV with Roe body of 1953.
Photo taken 1962, Fort William Pier Terminal
17. GUS412
This photo was taken at Lochgilphead, and shows two coaches belonging to a local company called "Stag Coaches". The Maudslay Marathon III is GUS412, ex MacBrayne with a Park Royal C35F body, new in July 1949 and sold to Stag in October 1963.
Photo taken July 1964, Lochgilphead, Argyll
18. GUS926
Macbrayne 136, GUS926, a Maudsley Marathon lll with Park Royal C35F body, new in August 1949
Photo taken August 2009, Lathalmond Open Day 2009
19. GUS926
MacBrayne 136, GUS926, a Maudslay Marathon III was new in 1949 with a Park Royal C35F body seen here in Hartfield Street, Glasgow.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Hartfield Street, Glasgow
20. GUS928
MacBraynes 138, GUS928, was a Maudsley Marathon III with Park Royal C35F body of 1949. Next to is was 183, 607CYS, a Bedford C5C1 with Duple C29F body of 1961.
Photo taken 1962, Fort William Pier Terminal
21. GUS931
GUS931 was 141 in the MacBrayne fleet and was one of four Maudslay Marathon IIIs with Park Royal C27FM bodies new in 1949. 142 (GUS932) was rebuilt to C35F in 1960 whilst 140/3 (GUS930/3) were rebodied Duple FC35F in 1959. It seems that 141 retained its mail compartment until withdrawal in 1963 and it is seen here in Hartfield Street Glasgow.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Hartfield Street, Glasgow
22. GUS933
GUS933 was a Maudslay Marathon III new as MacBrayne 143 with a Park Royal C27FM body in 1949. It was rebodied with a Duple FC35F body in 1959 and is seen here shortly afterwards at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
23. HWW767
Burrows 61, HWW767, new in 1949 was a Maudslay Marathon III with Duple C33F body and is seen in Castle Street, Leeds having worked a coastal service on hire to West Yorkshire.
Photo taken Wednesday 24 April 1957, Castle Street, Leeds
24. HWW767
Seen in the West Yorkshire Coach Station in Wellington Street, Leeds is Burrows, Wombwell 61, HWW767, which was a Maudslay Marathon III with a Duple C33F body, new in 1949.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1958, West Yorkshire Coach Station, Wellington Street, Leeds
25. KGW38
Duple FC35F bodywork was used in 1956 to rebody KGW38, a Maudslay Marathon III which was number 85 in the Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society, London S.E.18 fleet seen at Wembley Stadium. When new in May 1949 it had a Whitson C33F body.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
26. KGW38
KGW38 was a Maudslay Marathon III new to Royal Arsenal Cooperative Society, London S.E.18 as number 85 in 1949 with a Whitson C33F body. It was rebodied with a Duple Vega FC35F body in 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 25 August 1962, Nutley, Sussex
27. KTB502
Burrows 67, KTB502, was one of two Maudslay Marathon IIIs with Duple C33F bodies, new to Robinson, Great Harwood in March 1949, and acquired by Burrows in November 1949. It is seen here outside the West Yorkshire Coach Station on Wellington Street, Leeds.
Photo taken Saturday 23 August 1958, Wellington Street, Leeds
28. OHK612
Sutton's, Clacton, OHK612 a Maudslay with Duple C33F body, taken in Clacton during a day trip we had on the ENOC express service from London Victoria.
Photo taken c.1959/60, Old Road Coach & Car Park, Clacton
29. XS6707
Jefferys (Grayshott Coaches), Grayshott XS6707, seen here at the garage at Liss, was a Maudslay Marathon III with a Brockhouse FC33F body which had been new in 1949 to Young's Bus Service, Paisley.
Photo taken Sunday 2 May 1965, Liss
30. EVH589
Burrows 86, EVH589, was acquired from Voy, Newton Aycliffe in April 1954 having been new in March 1950 to Bottomley, Huddersfield and was a Maudslay Marathon III with Pearson C33F body.
Photo taken Saturday 26 July 1958, Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
31. GKW245
Three views of GKW245 was a Maudslay Marathon III with a Santus FC33F body new to Heaps, Leeds in July 1950. In October 1953 it passed to Candlin, Clowne and by January 1957 it had moved to Aird, Kilmarnock.
Photo taken early 1950s
32. HAB981
HAB981, a Maudslay operated by Chapmans. London SE3 trading as Kims Coaches, other details not known.
Photo taken Friday 7 May 1965, Depot in Loampit Vale, Lewisham
33. HRK597
HRK597, a Maudslay Marathon III with a WestNor C33F body was new in 1950 to Bennett, Croydon and had passed to Hubber, Newquay, as number 4, by April 1958. It is seen arriving at Victoria Coach Station and was subsequently withdrawn in April 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 1 July 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
34. JWR823
Burrows 65, JWR823, one of two Maudslay Marathon III/Duple C33F new in February 1950, is resting in the Castle Street, Leeds overflow from the West Yorkshire Coach Station in Wellington Street. JWR 822 was withdrawn in September 1957 but 823 lasted until September 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 25 August 1956, parking area between Castle Street and Lisbon Street, Leeds
35. JWW484
JWW484 was new to W.R. & P. Bingley, Kinsley in May 1950 and was a Maudslay Marathon III with a Plaxton FC33F body.
36. KPT333
Number 27 in the J.J. Baker part of the G. & B. Motor Services, Quarrington Hill fleet was KPT333, a Duple C35F bodied Maudslay Marathon III.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
37. PTW623
Eastern National 222, PTW623, a Maudslay Marathon III with Duple FC33F body, new in 1950 with fleet number 4108.
Photo taken 1959/60, Central London?
38. JKV122
Supporting home industry, Coventry bought a batch of Maudslay Regent IIIs with Metro-Cammell bodies and 122, JKV122, is seen at Harnall Lane Garage. In reality these were AEC Regent IIIs with Maudslay badges and an M prefix to the chassis number.
Photo taken Sunday 20 October 1963, Harnall Lane Garage
39. JKV122
Maudslay, 1951
Photo taken Wednesday 20 March 1963
40. JKV123
This Maudslay M9612E Regent III, seen at the Sandy Lane garage, with a Metro-Cammell H31/27R body was new as Coventry 123, JKV123, and was one of nine new in 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Sandy Lane Garage
41. MPT588
Seen in Peterborough Bus Station, MPT588 was a Maudslay Marathon III with a Burlingham FC37F body which had been acquired by Canhams in March 1958 from Meadowfield Motor Company (Cosy Coaches), Meadowfield to whom it had been new in August 1951.
Photo taken Saturday 30 September 1961, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
42. MTJ357
Samuel Ledgard MTJ357 was a rare Maudslay Regal IV with Burlingham C41C body and is seen here in Leeds Bus Station. It was new in 1951 and arrived with Ledgard in 1957 from Votier, Norwich.
Photo taken Tuesday 10 September 1957, Leeds Central Bus Station