SCT '61 Photo Index
Tilling Stevens
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1. KO119
Autocar Services, Tunbridge Wells, 427 KO119, a Tilling-Stevens B9A built in 1927 with Eastern Counties OC DP31R bodywork from 1934.
Photo taken 1934, Lowestoft
2. UF6805
Preserved ex Southdown 1205, UF6805 is a 1930 Tilling Stevens B10A2 with a Short B31R body. Seen here at the 2014 Worthing Bus Rally, it usually resides at the Amberly Chalkpits Working Museum.
Photo taken Sunday 27 July 2014, Marine Parade, Worthing
3. UF6805
There was a superb selection of preserved Southdown vehicles at the Southdown Centenary Rally from a 1927 Dennis single decker up to Queen Marys and VRs. Perhaps the most interesting to me, since I had not previously seen it, was 1930 Tilling Stevens single decker UF6805. I believe this is normally kept at Amberley Chalk Pits Museum.
Photo taken Sunday 7 June 2015, Southdown Centenary Rally, Southsea
4. YV5746
YV5746, a Tilling Stevens... Other than that I have no further details, and am rather hoping that someone here may be able to at least identify the operator for me. My records show that Margo's of Bexleyheath operated a TSM (YV3955) from June 1934, but details are just as sketchy and may be incorrect.
Photo taken early 1930s, Erith, High Street.
5. DX6211
Eastern Counties PA36, DX6211, with a new ECOC B32R body from around 1931 fitted onto an older Tilling-Stevens chassis.
Photo taken ca 1931, Lowestoft
6. FJ8972
Southern National FJ8972, a Tilling-Stevens B39 new in 1933 as fleet number 53, rebuilt in July 1944 by ECW and given a Gardener 4LW engine and a Bristol radiator shell
Photo taken 1956, probably Weymouth
7. NG5801
Eastern Counties Omnibus Co P166 NG5801, a Tilling-Stevens B39A7 built in 1933 with Eastern Counties OC B36R bodywork.
Photo taken 1933, Lowestoft
8. NV3146
United Counties 301, NV3146, a Tilling-Stevens B39A7 built in 1934 with ECOC B32R bodywork.
Photo taken 1934, Lowestoft
9. DBW66
Chiltern Queens, Woodcote DBW66 was a Tilling Stevens K6LA7 with a Vincent C33F body new in August 1948 seen in Reading.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Reading Station
10. GOU586
An unexpected bonus on the way to Bournemouth for a trolleybus tour in spring 1969 was Altonian Tilling Stevens coach GOU586 found in a car park at Alton. It had a Scottish Aviation C33F body and was new in 1949.
Photo taken Spring 1969, Alton
11. GOU732
Tilling-Stevens were one of the early pioneers of bus building but gradually faded away in the nineteen thirties. They did build a number of chassis in the post war era and one such is this Tilling Stevens K6LA7 of 1949, GOU732, with rare Scottish Aviation coachwork. It was new to Altonian of Alton Hampshire and now wears a livery based on Wolverhampton Corporation colours.
Photo taken Sunday 19 September 2010, Meadowhall, Sheffield
12. GOU732
A rare post war Tilling-Stevens, a K6LA7 new in 1949, GOU732, with Scottish Aviation coachwork, new to Altonian of Alton Hampshire.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 2014, Leicester
13. OKL739
OKL739, operated by the Millbrook Steamboat Trading Company. Plymouth, was a Tilling Stevens L4MA8 with a Strachan FB35C body which was new in December 1951 to the Royal Navy at Chatham.
Photo taken Sunday 7 March 1965, High Street, Green Street Green, Farnborough, Kent