SCT '61 Photo Index
BMMO SOS
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1. UP551
Northern General bought chassis from BMMO in the early twenties including this SOS QL 338, UP551, seen at the Festival of Transport at Beamish. The very narrow cab on these vehicles is apparent in this view. Arriving as a semi derelict wreck this bus has been painstakingly rebuilt by the Beamish staff.
Photo taken Saturday 5 April 2014, Beamish Open Air Museum
2. HA2453
Midland Red HA2453, an SOS ODD ex S. 1925, rebodied in 1929/30 United B26F. Withdrawn in 1938 as a bus and then used as a tree lopper etc in the Leicester Area.
Photo taken August 1949, Moira Road, Woodville, near Burton
3. HA2453
Second shot of Midland Red HA2453, an SOS ODD ex S 1925 rebodied by United B26F in 1929/30. Withdrawn from passenger service in 1938 then used as a tree cutter in the Leicester area.
Photo taken 1949, Moira Road, Woodville, Burton
4. HA2453
Rear view of Midland Red HA2453, an SOS ODD ex S 1925 rebodied by United B26F in 1929/30. Withdrawn as bus in 1938 then used as a treecutter in the Leicester area.
Photo taken 1949, Moira Road, Woodville, Burton
5. HA2480
Midland Red HA2480, an SOS Standard from 1925, withdrawn in 1934. Allocated to Swadlincote Garage in 1932. Some of these had new bodies fitted and lasted until 1938.
Photo taken pre 1934, Swadlincote
6. CH7140
Trent SOS QL CH7140, with a Ransomes B37F body from 1928. Withdrawn in 1937 and sold on to a fair.
Photo taken August 1950, Gresley Common near Swadlincote
7. HA3726
Midland Red HA3726, an SOS QL from 1928, Brush body. Withdrawn 1938
Photo taken 1938 or earlier, Swadlincote
8. CH5432
Trent CH5432, SOS ODD ex S rebodied Brush B26F and withdrawn 1936, then sold to a fair.
Photo taken August 1950, Gresley Common, near Swadlincote
9. HA7328
Midland Red HA7328, an SOS IM6 new in 1931 with Brush B34F body. It was withdrawn in September 1950.
10. HA8016
BMMO 1371, HA8016, a SOS DD(RE) built in 1932 with Eastern Counties H26/26R bodywork.
Photo taken ca.1932, Lowestoft
11. RC1280
Three ex Trent buses sold to fairs.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 August 1950, Gresley Common, near Swadlincote
12. RC1280
Trent SOS IM4 1933 Short B34F bodies, RC1280, No.261 and RC1300, No 281.
Photo taken Monday 22 August 1949, Trent Parking Ground, Uttoxeter New Road, Derby
13. CN6019
Brooks SOS ON CN6019, new in 1934 to Northern General 613 with a Short B34F body. In 1940, it was requisitioned by the War Dept, then in 1945 to Brooks then James (Showman) Aspley Notts. Last licensed 9/51. Body was rebuilt at Bracebridge. with coach seats.
Photo taken July 1950, opposite Brooks Garage, Mount Pleasant Road, Castle Gresley
14. HA9459
Midland Red 1509, HA9459, an SOS CON new in 1934 with a Short B38F body and rebuilt December 1949 by Knudd. Withdrawn in 1956.
Photo taken April 1950, Goseley Estate, Hartshorne, Swadlincote
15. AHA568
Midland Red 1733, AHA568, an SOS DON with Brush B36F body new in 1935 and later rebuilt by Carlyle. Withdrawn in 1953.
Photo taken November 1951
16. AHA578
Midland Red 1693, AHA578, an SOS DON new in 1935 with a Brush B36F body, seen here before being rebuilt at Hooton in February 1952. Withdrawn in 1957.
Photo taken October 1951, Leicester Bus Station
17. AHA586
Midland Red 1710, AHA586, a SOS DON from 1935 with Brush B36F body, rebuilt by Nudd and withdrawn in 1955.
Photo taken November 1951, Leicester Bus Station
18. RC2704
Trent 304, RC2704, a SOS DON with Brush B36F body from 1935.
Photo taken December 1949, Trent parking ground, Uttoxeter New Road, Derby
19. RC3715
Trent 344, RC3715, a SOS DON with Brush B36F body. This one was not rebodied but was rebuilt in the works in 1951.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 June 1949
20. RC3705
Trent 334, RC3705 an SOS with Brush B36F body from 1936, rebuilt by Trent in 1948.
Photo taken Monday 4 July 1949, Cattle Parking Ground, used by buses, Derby
21. RC3741
Trent 631, RC3741, an SOS ON with Duple C31F body from 1936.
Photo taken 1930s
22. EHA470
Midland Red 2172, EHA470, an SOS SON from 1938 with English Electric B38F body. Withdrawn eventually in 1954.
Photo taken May 1950, Market Street, Ashby de la Zouch
23. EHA742
Midland Red 2174, EHA742, an SOS SON from 1938 with English Electric B38F body. Withdrawn in 1956.
Photo taken April 1950, Goseley Estate, Hartshorne, near Swadlincote
24. FHA207
Midland Red SOS FEDD 2225, FHA207, from 1938 with a Brush H30/26F body. Withdrawn in 1957.
Photo taken July 1951, Leicester Bus Station
25. FHA238
Midland Red SOS FEDD FHA238 with a Brush H30/26F body, new in 1939 and withdrawn in 1957.
Photo taken 1951, Swadlincote Bus Station
26. GHA310
Midland Red SOS SON 2391, GHA310, with Brush B38F body new in 1940 and rebuilt in February 1950 by Nudd. Withdrawn in 1958; in July 1962 noted with a showman at Stafford. Taken in High Street Woodville; the old pot kiln behind was used as part of a furniture shop.
Photo taken Thursday 30 June 1949, High Street, Woodville
27. GHA323
Malta Y-0429, a BMMO SOS SON built in 1940 with Barbara B40F bodywork from circa 1958.
Photo taken 1990s, Bus Station, Valletta, Malta
28. GHA326
Midland Red SOS SON 2407, GHA326, new in 1940 with a Brush B38F body, withdrawn August 1952.
Photo taken c.1950, Swadlincote Garage
29. GHA337
Midland Red 2418, GHA337, an SOS SON with Brush B38F body, new in June 1940, seen in service on the A435 near Wythall.
Photo taken Monday 6 April 2015, A435