SCT '61 Photo Index
Blue Line
Morgan, Armthorpe (Blue Line).

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1. DDW34
DDW34 was a Guy Arab I with a Weymann H30/26R body new in 1943 as Newport 98. It was acquired by Morgan, Armthorpe in October 1953. The body was originally intended for a Manchester Daimler COG5 the chassis of which was destroyed when the Daimler factory was bombed. It is seen at the Christ Church terminus in Doncaster.
Photo taken Wednesday 31 July 1957, Christ Church, Doncaster
2. FTD69
Blue Line (Samuel Morgan) FTD69 was a Guy Arab I, new to Lancaster Corporation in 1943. It was rebodied by Park Royal/Guy in 1952 and bought by Blue Line in 1958.
Photo taken 1966, Armthorpe Depot
3. HWU438
Blue Line (Samuel Morgan Ltd) HWU438, a Guy Arab III with Park Royal body, built in 1949 and withdrawn in 1968.
Photo taken 1968, Armthorpe Depot
4. 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
5. SWU876
Morgan (t/a Blue Line), Armthorpe SWU876 was a Guy Arab IV 6DC with a Burlingham H41/32R body new in December 1956 seen in Doncaster at the Christ Church terminus.
Photo taken Tuesday 8 April 1958, Christ Church, Doncaster
6. SWU876
Blue Line Guy Arab IV SWU876 crosses the level crossing in the centre of Goole on 19th August 1972. I have cropped the photo to show the unusual top edge to the radiator grille, which I have commented on John Kaye’s earlier view that I had assumed it to be a legacy of its Meadows engine - the original photo shows more of the scene and was taken quite late in the day with resultant rather flat lighting.
Photo taken Saturday 19 August 1972, Boothferry Road, Goole
7. SWU876
Blue Line (Samuel Morgan) SWU876 a Guy Arab IV with Burlingham H41/32R body, built in 1956.
Photo taken 1967, Stainforth Depot
8. TYG4
Blue Line (Reliance) TYG4, was a Guy Arab IV with a Burlingham H41/32R body dating from 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 18 September 1971, North Street, Goole
9. TYG4
Blue Line (Reliance-allocated) TYG4 was a Guy Arab IV with a Burlingham H41/32R body of 1957 which was withdrawn in 1973. Although effectively separate companies with their own depots, Blue Line (Samuel Morgan Ltd) and 1949 subsidiary Reliance (R. Store Ltd) shared the same two-tone blue livery and routes.
Photo taken 1970, South Parade, Thorne
10. UWW769
Seen in Barnsley bus station is UWW769, a Guy Warrior 4HDC with a Mulliner DP43F body belonging to Mosley, Barugh Green. New in December 1957 to Morgan (Blue Line), Armthorpe it was acquired by Mosley in July 1961. Withdrawn in 1964 it passed to Spiers, Henley in February 1965 and to Sureline, Lurgan in June 1966. It then passed to Coalisland Gaelic Football Club, Coalisland in April 1970.
Photo taken Sunday 14 April 1963, Barnsley Bus Station
11. WWX671
Morgan (t/a Blue Line), Armthorpe WWX671 was a Guy Arab IV 6LW with a Burlingham H41/31F body new in July 1959 which was seen on the stand in Churchgate, Doncaster.
Photo taken Sunday 6 September 1959, Christ Church, Doncaster
12. WWX671
Blue Line (Samuel Morgan) WWX671, a Guy Arab IV with Burlingham body, built in 1959.
Photo taken 1968, Armthorpe Depot
13. WWX671
Blue Line (Samuel Morgan Ltd) WWX671, a Guy Arab IV with Burlingham H41/31F bodywork which was new in 1959. It was withdrawn in 1975.
Photo taken c. 1973, Churchgate, Doncaster
14. WWX671
Blue Line (Samuel Morgan), Armthorpe WWX671, a Guy Arab IV with Burlingham H41/31F body, new in 1959.
Photo taken Aug/Sept 197?, Blue Line's Garage, Armthorpe
15. 7014YG
Blue Line (Morgan), Armthorpe, 7014YG, a Guy Arab IV buit 1962 with Roe H41/32F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
16. 7014YG
Blue Line (Samuel Morgan Ltd) bought four new Guy Arabs during the 1960s. 7014YG (nicknamed 'Yogi' by the crews), a Guy Arab IV with Roe H41/32F bodywork new in 1962, was the only one of these to sport a Johannesburg front. It was withdrawn in 1977.
Photo taken 1973, Reliance Depot, Church Road, Stainforth
17. 891GWT
Blue Line/Reliance 891GWT, a Guy Arab V/Roe and HWW766J, a 1971 Daimler CRG6LX/Roe.
Photo taken 1976/7, Stainforth (?)
18. DUG166C
Morgan, Armthorpe DUG166C was a Leyland PD3A/1 with a Roe H41/32RD body which had been new to Kippax Motors, Leeds and which was acquired in June 1968 and is seen in Thorne Road, Doncaster.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1970, Thorne Road, Doncaster
19. DUG167C
When Wallace Arnold sold its bus operations in Leeds and district to Leeds City Transport no vehicles were involved. The last buses delivered new to Kippax Motors were a pair of Leyland Titan PD3A/1s with Roe bodywork new in 1965. These went to the Blue Line company of Armthorpe near Doncaster. DUG167C stands at the Christ Church terminus in Doncaster, the home to many of the independent services in the town
Photo taken 1972, Churchgate, Doncaster
20. KYG299D
Blue Line (Samuel Morgan Ltd) KYG299D, a Guy Arab V with Roe H41/32F bodywork is seen at Doncaster's Christ Church terminus prior to setting off on the lengthy journey to Goole. The bus was new to Blue Line in April 1966 and passed with the business to SYPTE in March 1979 although it had been withdrawn by then.
Photo taken c. 1973, Churchgate, Doncaster
21. KYG299D
Blue Line (Samuel Morgan) KYG299D was a Guy Arab V with Roe H41/32F body of 1966.
Photo taken 1968, Armthorpe
22. KYG299D
Morgan, Armthorpe KYG299D was a Guy Arab V with a Roe H41/32F body seen in Thorne Road, Doncaster.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1970, Thorne Road, Doncaster
23. RWY891F
Blue Line (Samuel Morgan) RWY891F, a Guy Arab V with Roe H41/32F stands at the back of Stainforth depot. It was new in August 1967 and, although bought by SYPTE with the business in March 1979, it was, by then, out of service. In fact, out of the six Guy Arab Vs purchased by Blue Line and Reliance between 1963 and 1969, only 891GWT, the first of these, was still serviceable at the time of the takeover.
Photo taken c.1973, Reliance Depot, Church Road, Stainforth
24. RWY891F
Morgan, Armthorpe RWY891F, was a Guy Arab V with a Roe H41/32F body seen in Thorne Road, Doncaster.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1970, Thorne Road, Doncaster
25. HWW763J
HWW763J was one of four similar buses ordered by Blue Line and Reliance in 1969 but which, as a result of a backlog at Charles Roe's, weren't delivered until March 1971.
Photo taken c 1973, Blue Line Depot, Wood Lea, Armthorpe
26. VWU495L
Blue Line (Morgan), Armthorpe, VWU495L, a Bedford SB5 built in 1973 with Plaxton Panorama IV C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1973, Redcar Racecourse