SCT '61 Photo Index
A1 Service
A1 Services, an association with multiple members operating routes such as Ayr to Kilmarnock

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1. HLW139
HLW139 of A1, Ardrossan (Ayrshire Bus Owners) was ex-London RT152 - the first post-war 'RT' - and is seen at Stevenston.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1965, Townhead Street, Stevenston
2. CAG619
A.1 (Murray, Saltcoats), Ardossan CAG619 was a Leyland PD2/1 with a Leyland L27/26R body seen in the bus station at Ardrossan.
Photo taken Monday 2 August 1965, Ardrossan Bus Station
3. JXN354
Leyland 7RTs were popular acquisitions by independents when disposed of by London Transport and former RTL31, JXN354, seen at the Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan, had found its way to McKinnon, Kilmarnock (A.1. Service) around March 1958 and was withdrawn in January 1968.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan
4. JXN366
Ex-A1 RTL43, JXN366, at North Weald, apparently in the process of being repainted.
Photo taken North Weald
5. JXN366
A second view of JXN366 showing the front entrance as it leaves the terminus at Stevenston. It had been acquired from London Transport by A1, Ardrossan in 1958 and was converted in late 1963 whilst owned by Docherty, Irvine.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, Stevenston
6. JXN366
A third rear view of JXN366 taken as it leaves the terminus at Stevenston. The neat treatment of the rear end when rebuilt to front entrance can be seen. Owned by Docherty, Irvine of the Ayrshire Bus Owners (A1, Ardrossan) it had been acquired in 1958 and was converted to front entrance in late 1963.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, Stevenston
7. JXN366
JXN366 (London Transport RTL43) dating from 1948 was acquired by A1, Ardrossan (Owning member - Docherty, Irvine) in 1958. In late 1963 it was converted by a local coachbuilder to H32/25F and is seen here approaching the terminus at Stevenston.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, Stevenston
8. LUC305
Hunter (A1 Service), Dreghorn 16, LUC305, seen in Kilmarnock was a Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1965, John Dickie Street, Kilmarnock
9. LYF118
LYF118, ex-LT RTL1177 was operated by A1 from 1964.
Photo taken 1968, Saltcoats War Memorial
10. JXC169
Ex-London Transport Executive RT1406, JXC169, an A.E.C. O961 Regent III new in January 1949 with a Cravens H30/26R body was acquired by Stewart (A.1. Service), Stevenston in January 1957.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 June 1963, Princes Street, Ardrossan
11. KGK772
Hill & Paterson, Stevenston (A1 Service, Ardrossan) KGK772 was an A.E.C. 0961 Regent III with a Cravens H30/26R body seen in Saltcoats and had been new as London Transport RT1513, passing to Hill & Paterson, Stevenston 30 in May 1956 via Bird (dealer), Stratford-upon-Avon.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, Vernon Street, Saltcoats
12. KGU91
Duff, Ardrossan (A1 Service, Ardrossan) KGU91, seen in Ardrossan, was a Leyland 7RT with a Metro Cammell H30/26R body.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, Ardrossan
13. DCS616
Midland Scottish DCS616, a Daimler CVD6 built in 1950 with Massey O32/28RD bodywork. This had been new to Hunter of Dreghorn, a member of the A1 Ardrossan group, and was used by Midland for Stirling tours.
Photo taken July 1988, Stirling
14. KGK771
Seen leaving the Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan is ex-London Transport KGK771 which was an A.E.C. O961 Regent III with a Cravens H30/26R body new in January 1950. It is seen in the service of Murray, Saltcoats(A.1. Service).
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan
15. KGU224
McKinnon, Kilmarnock (A1 Service, Ardrossan) KGU224, a Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body, was seen in Stevenston. It had been new as London Transport RTL278, passing to McKinnon, via Bird (dealer), Stratford-upon-Avon in July 1960.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, Stevenston
16. NTF9
NTF9 was the only example built of the Leyland PD2/15 model. It had a pneumocyclic gearbox and, although built to the 27' length, was built as H30/26R as were the majority of the PD2/10 and PD2/12 models with Leyland bodies and NTF9 remained as such. It was built in 1951 entering use in November 1951 as a Leyland experimental vehicle and demonstrator before being sold in December 1956 to Docherty, Irvine one of the members of the A1 Service.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1985, Stevenston
17. NTF9
Docherty, Irvine (A1 Service, Ardrossan) NTF9, the Leyland PD2/15 with a Leyland H30/26R body new in 1951, which Docherty acquired in December 1956, having been a Leyland demonstrator with a pneumocyclic gearbox, was seen in Stevenston.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, Stevenston
18. HVA163
Reid (A1 Service), HVA163 a Leyland L27/28R bodied Leyland PD2/12 was seen at Saltcoats.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1965, Saltcoats War Memorial
19. NTF9
A1 Service, Ardrossan, NTF9, a Leyland Titan PD2/1 built in 1952 with Leyland H30/26R bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Ardrossan
20. LFS415
A1 Service, Ardrossan, LFS415, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 built in 1954 with Metro-Cammell H33/29R bodywork. This had been new as Edinburgh Corporation 415 and was owned by Steele in the A1 group. Note the "Royal Tiger" on the radiator cover.
Photo taken June 1971, Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan
21. GSD366
A.1. Service GSD366, Daimler CVG6 built 1956 with Northern Counties H32/28R body passes through Irvine heading for Ardrossan.
Photo taken Saturday 14 August 1976, Irvine, Ayrshire
22. HDJ745
Dunn, Stevenston (A1 Service, Ardrossan) HDJ745 an A.E.C. D3RV Regent V with a Weymann H33/28RD body which had been new as St. Helens J145, one of sixteen new in July 1958, and which was acquired in January 1970.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, Stevenston
23. RAG578
A1 Service (owning member Thomas Hunter) RAG578 was a Daimler CVG6/30 with Northern Counties FH41/32F bodywork and had been new in 1960. It is unique as the only Daimler with this style of bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 16 August 2014, SVBM, Lathalmond
24. TAG60
Hunter, Kilmarnock (A1 Service, Ardrossan) TAG60, seen here in Ardrossan, was an early Fleetline (chassis 60015), and was a Daimler CRG6 fitted with a Gardner 6LW engine and a Northern Counties H43/33F body, new in December 1961.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, Ardrossan
25. TCS101
TCS101 was a Leyland PD2A/30 with a Northern Counties H36/28F body new in January 1962 to J.J. Murray, Saltcoats (A.1. Service) and was seen at the Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan
26. TCS102
Murray, Saltcoats (A1 Service, Ardrossan) TCS102, a Leyland PD2A/30 with a Northern Counties H36/28F body, new in February 1962, was seen in High Road, Ardrossan, and was one of two in the fleet.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, High Road, Ardrossan
27. TCS103
Brown (A1 Service), Dreghorn TCS103 a Daimler CVG6-30 with a Northern Counties H41/33F body, new in February 1962, was seen in Kilmarnock partly hiding the appropriately registered Ford Zodiac since, at the time, I lived at number 240 on the A240.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1965, John Dickie Street, Kilmarnock
28. TSD285
Docherty, Irvine 21 (A.1. Service) TSD285 was a Leyland PD3/2 with an Alexander H41/31F body new in March 1962 and seen at the Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan
29. TSD285
A 1 service Leyland PD3/2 with Alexander H72F body built in 1962 was originally TSD285 but has appeared in recent years with two other registrations. Seen at Kilwinning at a Country Fair, the body is almost identical to Glasgow's PD3s (apart from the interior seats etc.), and was probably "tagged on" to the GCT order.
Photo taken Sunday 21 July 1996, Eglington Park, Kilwinning, Ayrshire
30. WCS195
A1 Service (Hill & Paterson) owned WCS195, one of three AEC Regent Vs with Strachan H35/28RD bodies to enter service with the company in 1963; the others went to Robert Meney and Kerr & Linney (Elizabeth Kerr and James Linney), both of Ardrossan.
Photo taken early 1970s, A1 Bus Station, John Dickie Street, Kilmarnock
31. WCS195
In another strange co-incidence, WCS195, A1 Service AEC Regent V/Strachan H35/28RD body from 1963 has been preserved, but in this view in service on a rather quiet run through Ardrossan. The bodywork is certainly distinctive.
Photo taken 1969, Parkhouse Road, Ardrossan
32. WCS195
Hill and Patterson, a member of the Ardrossan based A1 Services Co-operative, bought this AEC Regent V in 1963. One of a trio delivered to members of the co-operative; all carried this unusual and rare Strachans bodywork. WCS195 is seen at the 1981 Harrogate Transpennine Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 1981, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate
33. WCS195
Hill (A1 Service), Stevenston 29A, WCS195, was an A.E.C. 2D2RA Regent V, new in August 1963, with a Strachans H35/28RD body and was seen in Stevenston.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1965, Stevenston
34. WCS195
WCS195, a Strachans H35/28RD bodied A.E.C. 2D2RA Regent V, joined the fleet of Hill & Paterson (A.1. Service) in 1963 and was seen leaving the Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan
35. WCS196
Kerr & Linney (A.1. Service) bought this Strachans H35/28RD bodied A.E.C. 2D2RA Regent V registered WCS196 in 1963 which is seen at the Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan
36. WCS196
Berresford's, Cheddleton WCS196, an AEC Regent V 2D2RA with Strachan H35/28RD body, new to A1 (Kerr & Linney), Ardrossan in 1963.
Photo taken 1976, Berresford's Premises, near Cheddleton
37. WCS197
Paton Bros of Renfrew WCS197, a Leyland PD2A/30 with Strachan H35/28RD bodywork.
Photo taken c 1973, Renfrew Ferry Terminus
38. AAG312B
Brown, Dreghorn (A1 Service, Ardrossan) AAG312B was a Daimler CRG6LX Fleetline with a Massey H43/31F body, new in June 1964, and was seen in Irvine.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, Kilwinning Road, Irvine
39. AAG312B
Daimler CRG6LX Fleetline AAG312B with a Massey H43/31F body, seen here at the Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan, was operated by Brown, Dreghorn (A.1. Service) and was new in June 1964.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Parkhouse Stance, Ardrossan
40. ASD887B
New in November 1964, to Stewart, Stevenston (A1 Service, Ardrossan) ASD887B, a Massey H37/28RD bodied A.E.C. 2D2RA Regent V, was seen in Ardrossan, causing a hold-up while the drivers chat.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, Stanley Road, Ardrossan
41. BCS371C
McMenemy, Kilwinning (A1 Service, Ardrossan) BCS371C, a Massey H37/28RD bodied Leyland PD2A/27, new in January 1965, was seen in High Road, Ardrossan.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, High Road, Ardrossan
42. BCS371C
An offside shot of BCS371C, a Massey H37/28RD bodied Leyland PD2A/27, new in January 1965 to McMenemy, Kilwinning (A1 Service, Ardrossan), which was seen in Ardrossan at the Parkhouse Stance.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, Ardrossan
43. JSD539F
A poor shot of Kilmarnock A1 bus station which shows part of the canopy. The buses are interesting, from left to right, JSD539F, a Glasgow style Atlantean, NSD211G, a Panorama windowed Alexander bodied Atlantean, (Edinburgh style) and EAG881D, a low height Daimler Fleetline. Note the "Glasgow saltaire" Atlantean badge, the Leyland one on NSD211G and the silver star embellishment on the Fleetline! All common place in 1969!
Photo taken 1969, A1 Bus Station, Kilmarnock
44. JSD940F
A1 Service (McMenemy), Ardrossan, JSD940F, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2 built in 1967/8 with Alexander A H44/34F bodywork, looking very smart in the attractive livery.
Photo taken June 1971, High St, Irvine
45. KSD661F
Hunter, Dreghorn (A1 Service, Ardrossan) 17, KSD661F, was a Leyland PDR1/1 Atlantean with a Massey H43/31F body, new in May 1968, and was seen in Kilwinning.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, Howgate, Kilwinning
46. KSD661F
A1 Service (Hunter), Ardrossan, KSD661F, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1A/1 built in 1968 with Massey H43/31F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Ardrossan
47. PAG759H
Hunter, Kilmarnock (A1 Service, Ardrossan) PAG759H, a Leyland PDR1A/1 Atlantean with an Alexander H45/30D body, new in March 1970, was seen in Irvine.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, Kilwinning Road, Irvine
48. PAG761H
PAG761H was a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Alexander H44/31F bodywork owned by A1 Service member James Brown of Dreghorn. Brown had joined the A1 consortium in 1950, buying the share previously held by William Hill.
Photo taken early 1970s, A1 Bus Station, John Dickie Street, Kilmarnock
49. PAG761H
Brown, Dreghorn (A1 Service, Ardrossan) PAG761H was a Daimler CRG6LX Fleetline with an Alexander H44/31F body, new in March 1970, and was photographed in Irvine.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, Kilwinning Road, Irvine