SCT '61 Photo Index
Alexander Fife
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1. WG8131
Alexander's (Fife) L5, WG8131, was a Leyland TS8, new in 1939, which originally carried Alexander C35F bodywork and was numbered P552 in the fleet of W Alexander & Sons.
Photo taken c.1968, Kirkcaldy Depot
2. AMS149
On a wet day at Dunfermline, Alexander Fife FRO477, AMS149, a Northern Counties H30/26R bodied Guy Arab II leaves for Lochgelly. It had been new in July 1944 as Alexander RO477 and was not withdrawn until June 1968.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 July 1965, Dunfermline Bus Station
3. AMS162
Alexander (Fife) FRO490, AMS162, a Guy Arab II with a Northern Counties H30/26R body was new in August 1944 to Alexander, Falkirk, as RO490, passing to Alexander (Fife) in May 1961 and was withdrawn in 1966.
Photo taken Wednesday 12 August 1964, Kirkcaldy Depot
4. AMS231
New to Alexander, Falkirk, AMS231 was numbered RO516 and was a Guy Arab II with a Northern Counties H30/26R body new in November 1944. It passed to Alexander (Fife) in May 1961 as FRO516 and was withdrawn later in 1964.
Photo taken Wednesday 12 August 1964, Kircalkdy Depot
5. AMS234
AMS234 was new as Alexander, Falkirk RO519 in November 1944. It was a Guy Arab II with a Northern Counties H30/26R body and passed to Alexander (Fife) in May 1961 as FRO519, being withdrawn in 1967.
Photo taken Wednesday 12 August 1964, Kirkcaldy Depot
6. AWG372
To compliment the view of preserved RO607, I photographed FRO586, AWG372, at Kelty Garage sporting the red and cream Fife livery, on the occasion of an official visit to Alexander Fife garages by the Omnibus Society.
Photo taken Sunday 16 April 1967, Kelty Garage, Fife
7. AWG377
When W Alexander & Sons was split in 1961 a batch of 25 Guy Arab IIIs with Cravens H30/26R bodywork dating from 1948 came to the Alexander's (Fife) company where they achieved another 8-9 years of service. FRO591, AWG377, was one of these and had originally been numbered RO591 until the split.
Photo taken 1968, Dunfermline Depot
8. AWG384
Alexander's (Fife) L7, AWG384, started life as W Alexander & Sons RO598, a 1948 Guy Arab III with Cravens H30/26R bodywork. Transferred to Fife at the time of the split, it became FRO598. In December 1964 it was converted to a tow wagon at Gallatown Works and based thereafter at Dunfermline depot.
Photo taken 1968, Dunfermline Depot
9. AWG384
Alexander (Fife), Kirkcaldy L7, AWG384, was the service vehicle allocated to Dunfermline, but was seen at the garage in Kelty, and was a Guy Arab III which originally had a Cravens H30/26R body.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 July 1970, Garage, Kelty
10. DMS830
Alexander's (Fife) FPB17, DMS830, was one of the 20 Leyland OPS2/1s of 1948 with Alexander C35F bodywork which were rebuilt as conventional PS1s in 1960.
Photo taken 1967, Dunfermline Depot
11. CCS407
Fife FRB163, CCS407, was a Leyland PD1 built 1950 and re-bodied by ECW in 1952 L27/26R and originally Western SMT D509. Seen here at Fife's Lochgelly Garage on the occasion of an Omnibus Society visit.
Photo taken Sunday 16 April 1967, Lochgelly Garage, Fife
12. CWG296
Alexander (Fife), Kirkcaldy FRB102, CWG296, was a Leyland H30/26R bodied Leyland PD2/1 which was seen at the garage in Dunfermline.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 July 1970, Garage, Dunfermline
13. CWG632
Alexander (Fife), Kirkcaldy FRB104, CWG632, was a Leyland PD2/1 with an Alexander L27/26R body and was seen at the garage in Kelty.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 July 1970, Garage, Kelty
14. DMS502
Seen at the garage in Dunfermline is Alexander (Fife), Kirkcaldy FRB142, DMS502, which was a Leyland PD2/3 with an Alexander L27/26R body.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 July 1970, Garage, Dunfermline
15. DMS820
Alexander (Fife), Kirkcaldy FPB7, DMS820, a Leyland OPS2/1 Tiger had an Alexander C35F body and was seen at the garage in Lochgelly.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 July 1970, Lochgelly Garage
16. DMS831
In 1948 W Alexander & Sons acquired 20 Leyland OPS2/1 chassis which comprised an order for New Zealand which had been cancelled. Consideration was given to bodying them as double-deck coaches but in 1951 they were finally bodied as C35F. All but three of the batch were rebuilt as standard PS1s in 1960 using parts from withdrawn PS1s and ten of the original batch came to Fife at the split. FPB18, DMS831, was one of these and was withdrawn in 1970 and scrapped by Muir's. It had been PB18 prior to its transfer to Fife.
Photo taken 1968, Dunfermline Depot
17. DMS832
Seen parked at the rear of Kelty garage is Alexander (Fife), Kirkcaldy FPB19, DMS832, a Leyland OPS2/1 Tiger with an Alexander C35F body.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 July 1970, Kelty Garage
18. FVD756
Seen in Cupar is Alexander Fife, Kirkcaldy FRO608, FVD756, a Guy Arab III (6LW) with a Guy L27/26R body.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 July 1970, Cupar
19. DWG917
A rear view of two preserved Leyland Titan PD2s. On the left is former W. Alexander RB161, DWG917, a PD2/12 with Alexander L27/26R body, new in 1953. On the right, former Ashton-under-Lyne Corporation 39, DTJ139B, a PD2/40 with Roe H37/28R body, new in 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 1983, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
20. EMS167
Seen at the garage in Kelty was Alexander (Fife), Kirkcaldy FPC49, EMS167, had an Alexander C41C body on its Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger chassis. It had been new in April 1953 as Alexander PC49 becoming Alexander (Fife) FPC49 in May 1961, although the F prefix was not applied until 1962.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 July 1970, Garage, Kelty
21. FWG845
Alexander Fife FE10, FWG845, Bristol LS6G with ECW bodywork dating from 1955.
Photo taken August 1972, Dunfermline Bus Station
22. GMS418
Alexander (Fife), Kirkcaldy FGA8, GMS418, seen at the garage in Dunfermline, was a Guy Arab LUF (6HLW) with an Alexander C41F body. It had been new in April 1955 as Alexander GA8 becoming Alexander (Fife) FGA8 in May 1961, although the F prefix was not applied until 1962.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 July 1970, Garage, Dunfermline
23. GWG293
Alexander (Fife), Kirkcaldy FPD67, GWG293, was a Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub with an Alexander B45F body and was seen in Paisley.
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Paisley
24. KMS478
Seen at the garage in Dunfermline was Alexander (Fife), Kirkcaldy FPD109, KMS478, a Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub with an Alexander C41F body. It had been new in March 1958 as Alexander PD109 becoming Alexander (Fife) FPD109 in May 1961, although the F prefix was not applied until 1962.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 July 1970, Garage, Dunfermline
25. KWG585
Alexander (Fife), Kirkcaldy FNL10, KWG585, seen at the garage in Lochgelly, was an Albion MR11L Aberdonian with an Alexander C41F body. It had been new in June 1958 as Alexander NL10 becoming Alexander (Fife) FNL10 in May 1961, although the F prefix was not applied until 1962.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1970, Garage, Lochgelly
26. MWG362
Alexander's (Fife) FPD147, MWG362, of St Andrews depot was a Leyland PSUC1/2 with Alexander C41F bodywork which had been new to Walter Alexander & Sons in 1959 as their PD147.
Photo taken 1969, Seagate Bus Station, Dundee
27. OMS253
W. Alexander Falkirk PD177, WSK509 (originally OMS253), a 1960 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with an Alexander C41F body at Brough during the 2014 Brough & Kirkby Stephen Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 19 April 2014, Brough
28. OMS253
Preserved Alexander Leyland Tiger Cub PD177, WSK509, shows the neat appearance of the rear of its Alexander bodywork as it heads to Brogh through Kirkby Stephen
Photo taken Sunday 20 April 2014, Kirkby Stephen
29. OMS264
Former Alexander Fife FPD188, OMS264, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1960 with Alexander C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Carse of Gowrie
30. FPD232
Alexander (Fife) FPD232, RMS721, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1961 with Alexander C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Alexander (Fife) Depot, St Andrews
31. RMS714
New to Alexander in 1961, this Alexander bodied Leyland Tiger Cub was FPD225, RMS714, in the Fife fleet being one of the first buses delivered to them after the origianl Alexander company was split into three the same year. It is seen at the 2013 Kirkby Stephen rally
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 2013, Brough
32. RWG367
W.Alexander (Fife) Lodekka FRD144, RWG367, from 1961 in service in the spring of 1969 serving the Dunfermline area Rumblingwell!
Photo taken 1969, James Street, Dunfermline
33. RWG370
Seen in Dunfermline is Alexander Fife, Kirkcaldy FRD147, RWG370, a Bristol LD6G with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27R body.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 July 1970, Dunfermline
34. RWG373
Alexander Fife, Kirkcaldy FRD150, RWG373, seen in Edinburgh, was a Bristol LD6G with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27R body.
Photo taken Monday 27 July 1970, Edinburgh
35. RWG373
Fife FRD150, RWG373, a Bristol Lodekka LD6G built in 1961 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Kirkcaldy
36. 7424SP
Alexander Fife, Kirkcaldy FAC4, 7424SP, seen at a rally in Southsea, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with an Alexander C41F body which had been new in May 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 14 June 1981, Southsea
37. 7424SP
Alexander Fife FAC4, 7424SP, a 1962 Alexander bodied AEC Reliance in cream and red dual purpose livery.
Photo taken 1999, Piece Hall, Halifax
38. 3653FG
Alexander Fife FRD167, 3653FG, a Bristol Lodekka FS6G built in 1963 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, The Esplanade, Kirkcaldy
39. 3667FG
Bristol FS6G 3667FG, seen in Dunfermline, was Alexander Fife, Kirkcaldy FRD181, and had an Eastern Coachworks H33/27R body. It was one of twenty new in 1963.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 July 1970, Dunfermline
40. 7419SP
Alexander (Fife), Kirkcaldy FRE6, 7419SP, was an Albion LR1 Lowlander fitted with one of the grotesque and ugly H40/31F bodies built by Alexander which was seen at the garage in Cowdenbeath.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 July 1970, Garage, Cowdenbeath
41. AXA219A
W.Alexander (Fife) Ltd FAC19, AXA219A, an AEC Reliance / Alexander C41F at the (now) long demolished Dunfermline bus station.
Photo taken Saturday 15 February 1975, Dunfermline Bus Station
42. AXA221A
Alexander Fife FAC21, AXA221A, an AEC Reliance with Alexander C41F body new in June 1963 seen at Dunfermline.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 July 1970, Dunfermline
43. UCS616
Alexander's (Fife) FRE26, UCS616, was an Albion Lowlander LR1 with Northern Counties H39/29F bodywork. It had been new in 1963 to Western SMT as their 1752 and was one of nine such vehicles which were acquired by Fife in 1966.
Photo taken 1968, Dunfermline Depot
44. BXA436B
Alexander (Fife) BXA436B, new in May 1964, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with an Alexander C41F body and carried fleet number FAC40.
Photo taken Wednesday 12 August 1964, Kirkcaldy Depot
45. BXA436B
Alexander (Fife) FAC40, BXA436B, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1964 with Alexander Y C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Esplanade, Kirkcaldy
46. BXA456D
Fife FRD191, BXA456B, a Bristol FS6G built in 1964 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork. Looking really good in the sunshine, it oozes company pride.
Photo taken July 1977, Leonard Street Bus Station, Perth
47. DXA404C
Alexander (Fife) FNV4, DXA404C, an Albion Viking VK43L built in 1965 with Alexander Y C40F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Bus Station, St Andrews
48. DXA411C
Between 1965 and 1969 Alexander's (Fife) took delivery of 48 Albion Vikings which were spread amongst the company's depots. By contrast Midland took 75 during the same period and Northern 88 between 1965 and 1970, to which they added a further 6 coaches transferred from Eastern Scottish in 1972. FNV11, DXA411C, was an Albion VK43L with Alexander C40F bodywork which had been new in 1965.
Photo taken c.1973, Dunfermline Depot
49. GWG978
GWG978, originally RD2 in the Alexander Fleet, and now FRD2 in the Alexander (Fife) company, a 1956 Bristol LD6G is at Dunfermline Bus Station with the famous Abbey as a backdrop, straight out the paint shop, the bus that is!
Photo taken April 1967, Bus Stance, St Margaret Street, Dunfermline
50. GXA154D
Alexander (Fife) FAC54, GXA154D, an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1966 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Bus Station, St Andrews
51. HXA34E
Alexander (Fife) FNV34, HXA34E, an Albion Viking VK43AL built in 1967 with Alexander Y B43F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, St Andrews Depot
52. HXA400E
Seen having received Eastern Scottish green colours is former Central SMT Bristol FSF ECW H60F B130, DGM430, renumbered as Eastern Scottish AA430A. Seen inside the New Street depot, Edinburgh. The depth of the vehicle shortage affecting Eastern Scottish at the time is emphasised by the vehicles flanking it. Edinburgh Corportion 658, ASC658B, an Alexander bodied Leyland PD3 is on the left whilst on the right is Fife Scottish FRD200, HXA400E, a 1967 Bristol FLF.
Photo taken Thursday 11 August 1977, Eastern Scottish Depot, New Street, Edinburgh
53. HXA402E
The final batch of 18 Lodekkas (FRD200-FRD217) purchased by Alexander's (Fife) were FLF6Gs built to the extended 31'6" length; they were also the last Lodekkas for any of the Scottish Bus Group companies. FRD202, HXA402E, was a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H44/32F bodywork which was new in May 1967.
Photo taken 1968, Dunfermline Depot
54. HXA411E
Alexander (Fife) FRD211, HXA411E, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1967 with ECW H44/32F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Kirkcaldy Esplanade Bus Station
55. LXA416G
Alexander Fife, Kirkcaldy FRF10, LXA416G, a Daimler CRG6LX Fleetline, with an Alexander 'D' H44/31F body was seen in Cowdenbeath. It was one of twenty new in 1968, and was new in September.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 July 1970, Cowdenbeath
56. MXA640G
Alexander (Fife), Kirkcaldy FNV40, MXA640G, was one of fourteen Albion VK43AL Vikings delivered in 1969 which had Alexander 'Y' C40F bodies and was seen at the garage in Dunfermline. It was new in July 1969.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 July 1970, Garage, Dunfermline
57. OXA461H
Alexander (Fife) FPE11, OXA461H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1970 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1974, St Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
58. PXA638J
Alexander (Fife) FRF38, PXA638J, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LXB built in 1971 with ECW H43/34F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Esplanade, Kirkcaldy
59. PXA640J
Alexander Fife FRF40, PXA640J, a 1971 Daimler Fleetline with ECW body derived from the standard body for the Bristol VR.
Photo taken August 1972, North Queensferry
60. RXA51J
Alexander (Fife) FRF51, RXA51J, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LXB built in 1971 with Alexander D H44/31F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, St Andrew Bus Station, Edinburgh
61. SXA70K
Alexander Fife Daimler Fleetline with Northern Counties bodywork FRF70, SXA70K, of 1971
Photo taken August 1972, Dunfermline Bus Station
62. TXA120K
Alexander (Fife) FPE20, TXA120K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1972 with Alexander AY C49F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1974, St Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
63. XXA852M
Alexander Fife FPE52, XXA852M, Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Alexander B53F body, new in April 1974.
Photo taken leaving St Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh