SCT '61 Photo Index
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1. OEV411
Eastern National 217, OEV411, was a Seddon Mark 4 with Plaxton B31F body new as City Coach Company, Brentwood S4 in August 1949. It passed to Westcliff-on-Sea Motor Services as number 217 in February 1952 and to Eastern National in January 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 14 February 1959, Ingrave Road, Brentwood
2. OTW427
Moore, Saffron Walden OTW427 was a Seddon Mark IV with a Watson C29F body new in June 1949 and is seen here at the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Saffron Walden
3. DHL549
A familiar sight outside West Riding's Selby Garage were the Seddon bodied Seddons and here are shown 707 & 708, DHL549 and DHL550, Seddon Mk VI with Seddon B31F bodies new in 1950 which had been ordered by Bullock before the takeover.
Photo taken Sunday 26 August 1956, Selby Garage
4. KON893
McLennan, Spittalfield KON893 was a Seddon Mark IV with a Plaxton M1/50 C28F body which had been new in August 1950 to Taylor, Henwick Mill, Worcester, passing to Kyles of Bute Bus Company sometime in 1957 and then to McLennan in May 1963. It is seen here at Spittalfield after its withdrawal which had taken place in May 1964, and after it had been repainted overall dark blue.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1970, Spittalfield
5. FHL987
West Riding 751, FHL987, seen at Selby Garage, was the sole Seddon Pennine R2 in the fleet. It had a Duple Midland B44F body and was new in 1954.
Photo taken Thursday 25 April 1957, Selby Garage
6. SMB880
R. Bullock (Transport) Ltd. of Cheadle, Cheshire operated this rare Seddon Mk 11R SMB880. It carried Plaxton C41C coachwork, and was new in 1954, having come from Kinsley, Tattenhall in March 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 14 March 1971, Depot, Cheadle
7. 762DMV
Everyman Coaches of Maudlin, Chichester operated this 1955 Seddon Mk III, with Duple 'Elizabethan' C41C body. 762DMV was purchased from A C Luxury Coaches of SE15 who apparently had three, 761-3 DMV!
Photo taken Saturday 11 July 1964, Susans Road Central Coach Station, Eastbourne
8. VHO200
This Seddon with Harrington bodywork, VHO200, was new in 1959 to Creamline of Bordon. It is now owned by Thornes of Hemingborough and is still in service some 53 years after it first turned a wheel.
Photo taken 1995, Halifax
9. PUN273H
Wright of Penycae, PUN273H, a Seddon Pennine 4 built in 1969/70 with Pennine B48F bodywork. A less common chassis type with a body usually associated with the Seddon Pennine RU.
Photo taken July 1978, Wrexham Bus Station
10. YRF137H
Green Bus 14, YRF137H, Seddon single decker on the route to Brereton.
Photo taken early 1970s, Rugeley
11. CDT568H
Doncaster Transport 68, CDT568H, a Seddon Pennine RU built in 1970 with Pennine B42D+18 bodywork.
Photo taken July 1973, Doncaster
12. DAN400H
Hanworth Acorn, Bedfont DAN400H, a Seddon Pennine IV with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C51F body, is seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton. This had non-standard side trim on which the upper strip does not reach the front grille.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1970, Madeira Drive, Brighton
13. DWU207H
Ward Bros. of Lepton DWU207H, a Seddon Pennine IV with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body, new in 1970.
Photo taken July 1970, Shibden Park lower car park, Stump Cross, Halifax
14. MJX15J
Halifax J.O.C. 315, MJX15J, a Seddon Pennine RU with Plaxton Derwent II DP45F body, new in 1970.
Photo taken October 1970, Railway Street/Westgate, Huddersfield
15. MJX15J
Halifax J.O.C. 315, MJX15J, a Seddon Pennine RU with Plaxton Derwent II DP45F body, new in 1970.
Photo taken October 1970, St. George's Square, Huddersfield
16. MJX16J
Calderdale 316, MJX16J, a Seddon R.U./Plaxton Derwent, new to Halifax "B" Fleet in 1970
Photo taken summer of 1972, Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax
17. MJX16J
Halifax Joint Omnibus Committee 316, MJX16J was a Plaxton Derwent II DP45F bodied Seddon Pennine RU new in 1970 which is seen here at Dudley Hill on the route from Burnley to Leeds.
Photo taken Monday 19 April 1971, Sticker Lane, Dudley Hill, Bradford
18. OND739H
S.E.L.N.E.C. 222, OND739H, was a Seddon Pennine IV-V8 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F body and was seen in Mersey Square in Stockport when one month old. These were unusual for Panorama Elite bodies in that the side trim did not meet the front grille on the curve but at the top edge as in the later Panorama Elite II and III..
Photo taken Thursday 13 August 1970, Mersey Square, Stockport
19. SCS204J
AA Motor Services (Dodds) were operating SCS204J, a Seddon Pennine RU built in 1970/1 with Pennine B51F+20 bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, A.A. Bus Station, Boswell Park, Ayr
20. UCX234H
Huddersfield 34, UCX234H, was a new Seddon Pennine RU with a Pennine Coachcraft B43D body dating from 1970.
Photo taken 1970, Upperhead Row, Huddersfield
21. UCX234H
West Yorkshire PTE (Kirklees District) 4034, UCX234H, a Seddon Pennine RU with Pennine B43D body, new to Huddersfield Corporation as 34 in 1970.
22. WTD678H
Lancashire United 345, WTD678H, was a Seddon Pennine RU with a Plaxton B40D body new in 1970. It is from the first batch of twenty with a further twenty being delivered the following year.
Photo taken King Street Bus Station, Leigh
23. WTD686H
Lancashire United 353, WTD686H one of twenty Seddon Pennine RUs with Plaxton B40D bodies new in July 1970 seen at Swinton. These were special bodies for L.U.T. and were a mixture of Derwent II and Highway styles.
Photo taken Saturday 7 April 1973, Swinton
24. DTC714J
Lancashire United 366, DTC714J, was a Seddon Pennine RU with Plaxton B40D body, part of a batch of thirty new in 1971 starting at 364.
Photo taken Saturday 31 March 1973, Market Square Bus Station, Wigan
25. DTC720J
Lancs United bought several batches of Seddon Pennine RUs in the seventies all of them with very old fashioned looking Plaxton bodywork. 372, DTC720J, dates from 1971.
Photo taken 1976, Wigan Bus Station
26. DTC726J
Lancashire United 378, DTC726J, a Seddon Pennine RU built in 1971 with Plaxton Highway B40D+19 bodywork.
Photo taken May 1973, Moor Lane Bus Station, Bolton
27. FLY755J
FLY755J is the latest vehicle to join the Roger Burdett collection, and dating from 1971 makes it his most modern. It's a Seddon Pennine IV with Plaxton C53F body in the livery of G.H. Watts Coaches, although it was previous to that with E.M. Wicks.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 June 2016, private site near Coventry
28. KJM186J
Robinson of Appleby (Elliott) KJM186J, aSeddon Pennine 4 built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C49F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1971, Darlington
29. TJH449H
Seen in Blackpool is TJH449J of Ede, Par. This was a Seddon Pennine IV-V8 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C51F body. It was one of a pair which had been new to Knightswood, Watford.
Photo taken Saturday 12 April 1975, Blackpool
30. VCS89K
AA Motor Services (Dodds) DT No3, VCS89K, was a B51F seated Seddon RU which had been exhibited at the Scottish Motor Show in November 1971 and entered service the following month. It was withdrawn in June 1984.
Photo taken late 1970s, A.A. Bus Station, Boswell Park, Ayr
31. VMA7J
This Plaxton "Panorama Elite" C53F bodied Seddon Pennine IV VMA7J was operated by R.Bullock (Transport) Ltd. of Cheadle, Cheshire. It was new in 1971.
Photo taken Sunday 14 March 1971, Depot, Cheadle
32. APY386K
Reliance of Sutton on the Forest are one of the oldest surviving independents in the York area. Their first new purchase for many years was this Seddon Pennine RU with Pennine bodywork dating from 1972. APY386K wears the short lived red colour scheme. The original green and cream is now carried on the modern low floor fleet.
Photo taken Tuesday 23 October 1973, Exhibition Square, York
33. APY386K
Reliance Motor Service, Sutton-on-the-Forest, APY386K, a Seddon Pennine RU built in 1972 with Seddon B51F+18 bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, St. Leonard's Place/Exhibition Square, York
34. BVN103L
Reliance (Sutton-on-the-Forest) operated two Seddon-bodied Seddon Pennine RUs for a short period in the mid-70s. The pair are seen forcing their way into the evening peak traffic in St Leonard's Place - the clock on the wall of the De Grey Rooms reads 5.15pm. BVN103L, new in October 1972 with DP47F bodywork, is nearer the camera whilst APY386K, new in June of the same year with B51F bodywork, is behind. Reliance had no end of trouble with these buses and they were withdrawn in June 1977.
Photo taken c.1975, York, Exhibition Square
35. GBU196K
Seddon demonstrator GBU196K, a Seddon Pennine VI built in 1972 with Seddon Interurban DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Morecambe
36. JBU273L
When I came across JBU273L, this Seddon Pennine in Blackpool in I think October 1972 (because it's scanned from a print and I went on to slides in 1973) I had no idea whether Dew was a coach operator or a contractor, but this vehicle looked quite new at the time.
Photo taken October 1972, Coach Park, Rigby Road, Blackpool
37. LLR700K
Mosborough Transport, Mosborough LLR700K was a Seddon Pennine 6 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C44F body seen in Wigan at the start of the road section of the National Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 1972, Parson's Walk, Wigan
38. MTE611K
Morecambe & Heysham's 11, MTE611K, a Seddon RU with Seddon dual entrance bus body seating 46 was new in 1972 and seen here on Morecambe promenade.
Photo taken Monday 28 August 1972, Morecambe Promenade
39. MTE613K
Lancaster City Council 13, MTE613K, a DP47F bodied Seddon RU, had been new in June 1972 to Morecambe & Heysham (their 13 too). It is pictured outside Morecambe (Promenade) Station.
Photo taken c.1975, Morecambe Station
40. MWW630K
Being driven by owner Freda Duckworth is MWW630K of Duckworth, Guisburn. It was a Seddon Pennine IV-236 with a Fowler C32F body and is seen in Wigan about to leave for Blackpool on the road section of the National Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 1972, Wigan
41. OFM720K
Crosville were surprising purchasers of Seddon Pennine RU chassis with Pennine bodywork in 1972 taking both dual doored service buses and single door dual purpose machines. One of the latter EPG720, OFM720K, is seen in Chester with a corporation Guy about to pass.
Photo taken 1978, Chester Market Place
42. RWX500L
Billies of Mexborough, RWX500L, a Seddon Pennine 4 built in 1972 with Caetano Lisboa C57F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1973, Redcar Racecourse
43. SBV67K
Blackburn 67, SBV67K, Seddon Pennine RU with East Lancs B45F body, one of six new in 1972.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Blackburn Station
44. SBV70K
Blackburn 70, SBV70K, Seddon Pennine RU with East Lancs B45F body, one of six new in 1972.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Blackburn Station
45. VPX640K
Seen in the coach park at London Zoo was VPX640K of Gale, Haslemere. It was a Seddon Pennine 6 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F body.
Photo taken Sunday 22 July 1973, London Zoo, Regents Park
46. XUR281K
Shirley's of Meriden, XUR281K, a Seddon Pennine 4 built in 1972 with Van Hool Vistadome bodywork.
Photo taken June 1973, Redcar Racecourse
47. EAD500L
Beavis, Bussage EAD500L was a Seddon Pennine V with a Van Hool Vistadome C45F body seen on Madeira Drive, Brighton on 20th April 1974 on the occasion of the 20th British Coach Rally. The Pennine V was a rear engined chassis fitted, in this case, with a Perkins V8 engine.
Photo taken Saturday 20 April 1974, Madeira Drive, Brighton
48. EAD500L
A rear view of EAD500L, a Van Hool Vistadome C45F bodied Seddon Pennine V of Beavis, Bussage, seen on Madeira Drive, Brighton on 20th April 1974 on the occasion of the 20th British Coach Rally. There is no obvious indication that this is rear engined apart from the two small ventilation grills in the chocolate band and the fact that the rear seat is mounted several inches higher than the others and also slightly further forward than normal.
Photo taken Saturday 20 April 1974, Madeira Drive, Brighton
49. JBU273L
Dew (contractor) Oldham JBU273L a 1973 Seddon Midi with Seddon bodywork, an uncommon example of a bus bought new by a non-PSV operator.
Photo taken Friday 23 May 1980, Piccadilly, Manchester
50. NTF716M
City of Lancaster 16, NTF716M, a Seddon Pennine RU DP47F built in 1973.
Photo taken July 1974, Morecambe Battery
51. TDT624L
Doncaster rather surprisingly bought a quintet of Seddon Pennine midi buses in 1973 to work a town circular service and a route to West Bessacar. They had 25 dual purpose seats. 24, TDT624L, rests in Doncaster Southern Bus Station between duties.
Photo taken Tuesday 12 March 1974, Doncaster Southern Bus Station
52. XVU337M
GGPTE S4, XVU337M, (Seddon Pennine ex Greater Manchester) seen here at Glasgow's Queen Street Station on the inter-station service.
Photo taken Tuesday 13 March 1979, George Square at North Hanover Street, Glasgow
53. STC986M
Hyndburn 38, STC986M, a Seddon Pennine RU built 1974 with East Lancashire Lancastrian C39F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1975, Peel Street, Accrington
54. UBU72N
In 1971/72 Crosville took delivery of 100 of the new RU model with Pennine bodywork numbered EPG/SPG 701-800 as a dual sourcing exercise aimed at finding a Gardner rear engined saloon as a possible alternative to the Bristol RE which Bristol couldn't deliver in sufficient quantities and was to be phased out and replaced by the Leyland National. Contemporary press reports had them returning to the manufacturer for rectification work, and Crosville hired Seddon Demonstrator and 1970 Motor Show Exhibit ABU451J which became SPG700 and in 1974 acquired SPG699 UBU72N which was based on the Seddon Pennine VII underfloor engined chassis which was later to find favour with the Scottish Bus Group with Alexander bodywork. SPG699 was obviously a better machine than the RU's as it remained in service until 1984 by which only one RU (EPG702) remained.
Photo taken 1980's, Chester Bus Station
55. XVU360M
Dwarfed by the Woolworth sign on the store in Piccadilly, Manchester is Greater Manchester P.T.E, 1730, XVU360M, a Seddon Pennine IV-236 with a Seddon B19F body operating the Centreline service 4 with a 2p flat fare.
Photo taken Tuesday 6 August 1974, Piccadilly, Manchester
56. HEK914N
Seen at their garage in Wigan is HEK914N, a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C57F bodied Seddon Pennine 6 of Smith, Wigan.
Photo taken Saturday 12 April 1975, Wigan