SCT '61 Photo Index
Alexander Fife
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1. AFG680
Alexander, Falkirk AFG680 was a Leyland TS7 which started life in 1935 in the fleet of General Motor Carrying Company Limited, Kirkcaldy with an Alexander C32F body. In May 1937 it was acquired by Alexander as P245 and in October 1943 it was rebuilt to TD4 specification, fitted with an Alexander L27/26R body and renumbered to RO403.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Dundas Street Bus Station, Glasgow
2. WG3466
Leyland TS7, WG3466, was new in 1935 with an Alexander C32F body as P233 in the fleet of W. Alexander & Sons Ltd., Falkirk. In June 1943 it was rebuilt to TD4 specification and fitted with an Alexander L27/26R body being renumbered to R370.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Germiston Street, outside Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
3. WG3506
Alexander, Falkirk P322, WG3506, a Leyland TS7 was new in 1936 with an Alexander C32F body. In November 1943 it was rebuilt to TD4 specification and fitted with an Alexander L27/26R body, also fitted with an A.E.C. 7.7 litre oil engine and renumbered to R415.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Germiston Street, outside Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
4. WG9195
Alexander, Falkirk R281, WG9195 was a Leyland TD7 with a Leyland L27/26R body seen in Renfrew Street, Glasgow.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 April 1959, Renfrew Street, Glasgow
5. 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
6. 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 It had been new in July 1944 as Alexander RO477 and was not withdrawn until June 1968.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
7. 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H30/26R body was new in August 1944 to Alexander, Falkirk, as RO490, passing to Alexander (Fife) in May 1961 and was withdrawn in 1966.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, Kircaldy Depot
8. 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 It passed to Alexander (Fife) in May 1961 as FRO516 and was withdrawn later in 1964.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, Kircaldy Depot
9. 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, Kircaldy Depot
10. AWG647
Seen at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness, AWG647, an AEC O662 Regal was new as Alexander, Falkirk A60 in July 1947 with an Alexander C35F body.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
11. 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
12. 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
13. 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
14. 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
15. CMS201
W. Alexander PA133, CMS 201, a 1949 Leyland Tiger PS1 with an Alexander C35F body at Brough during the 2014 Brough & Kirkby Stephen Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 19 April 2014, Brough
16. 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
17. CMS214
Alexander, Falkirk PA145, CMS214, was a Leyland PS1 with an Alexander C35F body new in 1950 which was seen in Killermont Street, Glasgow.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Killermont Street, Glasgow
18. CWG61
New in 1950 Alexander, Falkirk RB83, CWG61 was a Leyland PD2/1 with an Alexander L27/26R body which was caught at Buchanan Street, Glasgow.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Buchanan Street, Glasgow
19. DMS485
RB135, DMS495, of Alexander, Falkirk was a Leyland PD2/3 new in 1951 with an Alexander L27/26R body is seen in the parking area at Buchanan Street, Glasgow.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Germiston Street, outside Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
20. 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
21. 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
22. FMS718
Alexander, Falkirk PD1, FMS718, was the first of many Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cubs in the fleet, and was delivered in 1954 with an Alexander C41F body seen in Glasgow.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Dundas Street, Glasgow
23. FWG845
Alexander Fife FE10, FWG845, Bristol LS6G with ECW bodywork dating from 1955.
Photo taken August 1972, Dunfermline Bus Station
24. HMS245
Alexander B45F bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance HMS245 was new as Alexander, Falkirk AC96 in July 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
25. JMS218
Seen at Dundas Street Bus Station, Glasgow was Alexander, Falkirk PD100, JMS218, which was the last of twenty Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cubs with Alexander B45F bodies delivered in 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Dundas Street Bus Station, Glasgow
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
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
28. 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
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! Does this apply to the passengers or the Gardner engine?
Photo taken 1969, Dunfermline
33. RWG373
Fife FRD150, RWG373, a Bristol Lodekka LD6G built in 1961 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Kirkcaldy
34. 7424SP
Alexander Fife FAC4, 7424SP, a 1962 Alexander bodied AEC Reliance in cream and red dual purpose livery.
Photo taken 1999, Piece Hall, Halifax
35. 3653FG
Alexander Fife FRD167, 3653FG, a Bristol Lodekka FS6G built in 1963 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, The Esplanade, Kirkcaldy
36. 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
37. 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
38. 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
39. 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
40. 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, Kircaldy Depot
41. 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
42. 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
43. 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
44. 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
45. 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
46. 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
47. 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
48. 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
49. SXA70K
Alexander Fife Daimler Fleetline with Northern Counties bodywork FRF70, SXA70K, of 1971
Photo taken August 1972, Dunfirmline Bus Station
50. 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
51. 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