SCT '61 Photo Index
Sentinel
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1. CRN212
Ribble 279, CRN212, had been numbered 2723 when new in February 1950. It was the first of the five Sentinel STC4s with Sentinel B40F bodies which Ribble received in 1950 and was renumbered in 1951. It passed to F. Cowley (dealer), Salford in August 1963 and appears to have had no further use.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Carlisle Bus Station
2. GUJ457
Seen in Churchgate, Doncaster is this Sentinel STC4/40, GUJ457, with Sentinel B40F body operating for Morgan, Armthorpe (Blue Line). New in 1950 and originally a demonstrator it passed to Richardson, Thorne (Majestic Motors) who were taken over by Morgan in 1953.
Photo taken Wednesday 31 July 1957, Churchgate, Doncaster
3. GUJ608
Sentinel STC4, GUJ608, was a 1950 Sentinel demonstrator which by 1959 found itself in the Sentinel haven of Brown, Donnington Wood.
Photo taken Saturday 1 June 1968, Donnington Wood
4. GUJ608
Initially used by Sentinel as a demonstrator from November 1950, GUJ608, a Sentinel STC4/40 with a Sentinel B40F body, passed to Leader (Maryland Luxury Coaches), London E.15 in January 1952 and then to Warner, Tewksbury in December 1955 before arriving with Brown, Donnington Wood in January 1959.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1971, Donnington Wood
5. HAW180
Morley, Whittlesea HAW180, was a Sentinel STC4/40 with a Sentinel B40F body acquired from Delaine, Bourne in November 1958 and was seen at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
6. DRN342
Ribble 285, DRN342, was the second of the fourteen Sentinel STC6s new in 1951 with Sentinel B44F bodies, this one being new in February. After withdrawal it passed in August 1963 to F. Cowley (dealer), Salford.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Carlisle Bus Station
7. DRN351
Ribble Motors 294, DRN351, a Sentinel STC6 with Sentinel body, built 1951. Probably from Carlisle or Penrith Depot waiting to be scrapped.
Photo taken 1963, New Delivery Park And Repair Building Frenchwood Knoll, Preston
8. DRN353
Ribble Motors 296, DRN353, a Sentinel STC6 with Sentinel body, built 1951. Probably from Carlisle or Penrith Depot waiting to be scrapped.
Photo taken 1963, New Delivery Park And Repair Building Frenchwood Knoll, Preston
9. HAW302
Brown, Donnington Wood HAW302 was the first of Brown's Sentinels and was an SLC4 model with a Beadle C35C body new in May 1951. It was converted firstly to DP35D in 1968 and then to DP41F in 1969 and is seen in Donnington.
Photo taken early 1971, Wellington Road, Donnington
10. HAW303
HAW303, a Sentinel SLC4/35 with a Beadle C35C body, seen at Donnington Wood was new to Brown, Donnington Wood in May 1951.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1971, Donnington Wood
11. HAW303
A nearside shot at Donnington Wood of HAW303, a Sentinel SLC4/35 with a Beadle C35C body which was new to Brown, Donnington Wood in May 1951.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1971, Donnington Wood
12. HAW373
Climbing New Bank as it leaves Halifax heading for Harrogate on the Trans-Pennine Rally is peserved Brown, Donnington Wood HAW373, a Sentinel SLC4 with a Beadle DP41F body.
Photo taken Sunday 6 August 1972, New Bank, Halifax
13. HAW374
Seen at Donnington Wood is HAW374, which was a Sentinel SLC4/35 new in May 1951 to Brown, Donnington Wood with a Beadle DP37C body. It was withdrawn in November 1969 and, after some parts had been used for spares, was scrapped in June 1972.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1971, Donnington Wood
14. HAW374
A nearside view, at Donnington Wood, of HAW374, which was a Sentinel SLC4/35 new in May 1951 to Brown, Donnington Wood with a Beadle DP37C body.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1971, Donnington Wood
15. HAW578
This was an unusual find for someone used to the standard types operated by BMMO in the 'Black Country'. On a rare trip to Leicester, I spotted this non-standard Sentinel Midland Red single-decker 4846, HAW578. Sentinels were rare among major bus operators in the 1950s and 60s and it is a tribute to the manufacturer that Midland Red decided to operate the two it acquired with the takeover of H Boyer and Son of Rothley, rather than just sell them on.
Photo taken Sunday 18 June 1961, St Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester
16. HNT101
Brown, Donnington Wood HNT101 was a Sentinel STC4 with a Beadle C35C body new in 1951 as a Sentinel demonstrator and acquired by Brown in April 1953. It was altered to DP37C and then, in 1969, to DP41F and is seen in Donnington.
Photo taken early 1971, Wellington Road, Donnington
17. HNT101
Brown, Donnington Wood HNT101, a Sentinel SLC4/35 was new in August 1951 with a Beadle C35C body as a demonstrator for Sentinel, Shrewsbury.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1971, Donnington Wood
18. HNT49
Browns of Donnington Wood, Shropshire, HNT49, a Sentinel SLC4 with Beadle body converted from a centre-entrance coach to a front-entrance bus by the operator.
Photo taken Saturday 1 June 1968, Donnington Wood
19. JUJ264
Brown, Donnington Wood JUJ264 was a Sentinel STC4 with a Sentinel B40F body which had been new in 1952 as a Sentinel demonstrator.
Photo taken early 1971
20. JUJ264
JUJ264, a Sentinel STC4/40 with a Sentinel B40F body, was acquired by Brown, Donnington Wood in March 1953.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1971, Donnington Wood
21. LWT880
LWT880 was a Sentinel STC6/44 with a Sentinel B44F body which was new as Camplejohn Brothers, Darfield number 29, in June 1952. It passed with the Camplejohn business in January 1961 to Yorkshire Traction where it was numbered 130C. It was acquired by Tumilty (AA Motor Services), Irvine in May 1963, is seen here at Boswell Park, Ayr and was sold in 1966.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Boswell Park, Ayr
22. 657CMT
Best & Sons, Wembley operated 657CMT which was a Sentinel SLC6/30 with Whitson C40C body seen on Ebury Bridge awaiting the start of the the 1959 British Coach Rally. Best had entered this coach previously in the 1955 Clacton Rally, the 1956 Brighton, the 1957 Battersea Park and the 1958 Brighton Rallies and subsequently also in at least the 1962 Brighton Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
23. 775ERF
Camplejohn Brothers 33, 775ERF, a Sentinel SLC6 with Burlingham B44F body, new in 1955 to Green Bus, Rugeley, is seen in Barnsley Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1959, Barnsley Bus Station
24. OWU772
Schofield, Marsden OWU772 was a Sentinel SLC6/30 with a Burlingham Seagull C41C body new in February 1955 and is seen at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
25. HAW373
Seen on the Birmingham Outer Circle Run on 18th June 1972 was this Sentinel HAW373 from the fleet of Brown's of Donnington Wood, probably the last user of the type.
Photo taken Sunday 18 June 1972