SCT '61 Photo Index
Blackburn Corporation
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1. ACB902
Two Guys owned by Graham of Paisley sit in the depot yard. Nearest the camera is ACB902, a 1947 Guy Arab III with Northern Coachbuilder bodywork. This had been 74 in the Blackburn fleet and was bought by Graham in 1962. It was in use as a tow truck when photographed
Photo taken Thursday 21 October 1971, Hawkhead, Paisley
2. ACB902
Graham, Paisley 58, ACB902, was a Guy Arab III with a Northern Coachbuilders H30/26R body acquired in 1963 from Blackburn where it had been number 74.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Gauze Street, Paisley Cross
3. ACB902
Blackburn Corporation 74, ACB902, a 1947 Guy Arab III with a Northern Coachbuilders H30/26R body in the Coach Street car park at Skipton during the Aire Valley Running Day on October 11th 2015. It was withdrawn in 1962 and sold to Grahams of Paisley and after 2 or 3 changes of owner in preservation, is currently undergoing restoration.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 2015, Coach Street Car Park, Skipton
4. ACB907
Blackburn 79, ACB907, a Guy Arab II with NCB H30/26R body, one of twelve new in 1947. This one was converted to a tower wagon in March 1962.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 July 1959, Accrington
5. BBV314
A second shot of Blackburn 4, BBV314, Leyland PS1 with Crossley B32F body, this time in monochrome
Photo taken Saturday 11 September 1965, Blackburn Garage
6. BBV314
A colour shot of Blackburn 4, BBV314, Leyland PS1 with Crossley B32F body, one of five new in 1947
Photo taken Saturday 11 September 1965, Blackburn Garage
7. BBV314
Blackburn 4, BBV314, Leyland PS1 with Crossley B32F body, one of five new in 1947
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Blackburn Station
8. BBV322
Blackburn 91, BBV322, Leyland PD1 with Samlesbury H30/26R body, one of thirty five delivered in 1947. Ten, including this one, had bodies to Leyland design built by Samlesbuy; ten had Crossley bodies and fifteen had Leyland built bodies.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 July 1959, Accrington
9. BCB340
A rear view of preserved former Blackburn Corporation 7, BCB340, a Leyland Tiger PS1 with Crossley B32F body, new in 1948.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 1983, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
10. BCB340
Blackburn bought several batches of both double and single deck buses with Crossley bodywork in the late 1940s. 7, BCB340, is a Leyland Tiger PS1 with 34 seat rear entrance body.
Photo taken 1998, at Piece Hall, Halifax
11. BCB341
Blackburn 8, BCB341, Leyland PS1 with Crossley B32F body, one of five new in 1948, on the bus park at Blackburn. It was not withdrawn until 1967 when it passed to a Liverpool school.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 March 1960, Blackburn
12. CBV425
Blackburn 125, CBV425, Guy Arab III with Crossley H30/26R body, one of twenty new in 1949. Two of them remained in service until 1973 but 125 was withdrawn in 1971.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 March 1960, Blackburn Station
13. CBV425
A remarkable survivor as a driver trainer, long after its brethren had departed to the "great scrapyard in the sky" (more likely Barnsley !). Blackburn Corporation Transport No. 125 CBV425, is a Crossley H30/26R bodied Guy Arab Mk.III (6LW), new in 1949.
Photo taken Saturday 19 May 1973, Depot, Blackburn
14. CBV431
Ex-Blackburn Corporation 131, CBV431, a Guy Arab III with Crossley H30/26R body, new in 1949.
Photo taken Summer 1973, Beachy Head lay-by, near Eastbourne
15. CBV433
Blackburn 133, CBV433, a 1949 Guy Arab III with Crossley bodwork loads in Kirkby Stephen on its way to Kirkby Stephen railway station. Crossley unlike Leyland were more than happy to build bodies on chassis other than their own.
Photo taken Sunday 20 April 2014, Kirkby Stephen
16. CBV433
Blackburn 133, CBV433, Guy Arab with Crossley H30/26R body, one of twenty new in 1949, at the Garage. This one lasted until 1973 and was then sold for preservation.
Photo taken Saturday 11 September 1965, Blackburn Garage
17. CBV433
Blackburn 133, CBV433, is the magnificently preserved Guy Arab III with a Crossley body, dating from 1949. It now sports this smart lined-out livery and was used on Skipton town circular services during the 10th Yorkshire Dales Bus Running Day.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 2015, Skipton Bus Station
18. CBV433
Blackburn Corporation 133, CBV433, a 1949 Guy Arab 111 6LW with a Crossley H30/26R body on the A685 near Winton during the Brough & Kirkby Stephen Rally on April 19th 2014. It was bowling along towards Kirkby Stephen at it's top speed of 33mph at the time.
Photo taken Saturday 19 April 2014, A685 near Winton
19. CBV435
Blackburn 135, CBV435, a Guy Arab III with Crossley H30/26R body, one of twenty new in 1949, photographed in its last year in service.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Blackburn Station
20. CBV435
Blackburn 135, CBV435, Guy Arab III with Crossley H30/26R body, new in 1949
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Blackburn Station
21. HCB140
Blackburn 140, HCB140, a Guy Arab IV with East Lancs H32/26R body, one of ten new in 1957.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Blackburn Station
22. KBV150
Blackburn 150, KBV150, Guy Arab IV with East Lancs H32/26R body, one of eight new in 1958, on the bus park at Blackburn.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 March 1960, Bridge Street
23. KBV157
Blackburn 157, KBV157, a 1958 Guy Arab IV with East Lancs body. The radiator front apppears to be a home-made replacement. The brighter livery introduced with the first rear engined buses is carried.
Photo taken 1977, Blackburn Bus Park
24. NCB160
Blackburn 160, NCB160, a Guy Arab IV with East Lancs H35/28R body, one of twelve new in 1961.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Blackburn Station
25. NCB163
Blackburn 163, NCB163, Guy Arab IV with East Lancs H35/28R body, new in 1961.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Blackburn Station
26. NCB167
Blackburn Corporation Transport have operated quite a number of Guys. "South African" fronted Arab Mk.IV No.167 NCB167 is a 1961 bus with East Lancs H35/28R bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 19 May 1973, Depot, Blackburn
27. NCB167
Blackburn 167, NCB167, a 1961 Guy Arab IV with East Lancs body. The bus has the short lived Johannesburg front. The red roof was adopted in 1974 following the amalgamation with nearby Darwen whose fleet was red.
Photo taken 1977
28. PCB31
Blackburn Corporation 31, PCB31, Leyland Titan PD2 / East Lancs H35/28R, standing out amongst a sea of Atlanteans !
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 1980, Blackburn, adjoining the railway station
29. ABV37B
Blackburn 37, ABV37B, Leyland PD2A/24 / East Lancs H35/28R, one of twelve new in 1964.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 October 1964, Blackburn Station
30. ABV37B
Blackburn Corporation 37, ABV37B, a Leyland Titan PD2 / East Lancs H35/28R.
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 1980, Blackburn, adjoining the railway station
31. ABV40B
Blackburn 40, ABV40B, a Leyland PD2A/24 with East Lancs H35/28R body, one of twelve new in 1964.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Blackburn
32. ABV43B
Blackburn Corporation 43, ABV43B, Leyland Titan PD2 / East Lancs H35/28R.
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 1980, Blackburn, adjoining the railway station
33. ABV43B
Blackburn 43, ABV43B, was a 1964 Leyland Titan PD2A/24 with East Lancs bodywork. Now preserved, it is seen at the 2005 Kirkby Stephen rally.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 2005, at Kirkby Stephen Rally
34. FCB12D
Malta FBY785, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/13 built in 1966 with East Lancashire bodywork.
Photo taken Monday 16 May 2011, Valletta, Malta
35. FCB12D
Malta A-3548, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/13 built 1966 with East Lancashire B45F bodywork. New as Blackburn 12 and registered FCB12D, this looks as if it had only recently arrived in Malta. This was subsequently reregistered FBY785.
Photo taken Malta
36. FCB12D
An ex-Blackburn East Lancs bodied Leyland Tiger Cub in the magnificent Valleta bus station in Malta c.1985. It was ex-Blackburn 12, FCB12D.
Photo taken c.1985, Valleta Bus Station, Malta
37. GBV13E
Malta EBY637, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/13 built in 1967 with East Lancashire bodywork ever so slightly modified in Malta.
Photo taken Tuesday 17 May 2011, Valletta, Malta
38. GBV13E
Former Blackburn Corporation 13, GBV13E, Tiger Cub/East Lancs B45F of 1967, seen here in 2008 on a balmy evening on stand at Valletta bus station, Malta, now registered EBY637. The new regime sidles up behind , the ubiquitous Chinese King Long. These will be in our neighbourhoods soon I'm sure.
Photo taken Tuesday 12 February 2008, Valletta Bus Station, Malta
39. GBV14E
Blackburn Corporation 144, GBV14E, a 1967 Leyland Tiger Cub with locally built East Lancs body. When delivered this bus was numbered 14.
Photo taken 1979, Blackburn Station
40. GBV17E
Malta Bus Y-0444, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/13 built in 1967 with East Lancashire B45F bodywork. This had been new as Blackburn 17 registered GBV17E and subsequently was reregistered in Malta as DBY444.
Photo taken 1993?, Malta
41. GBV18E
Malta Route bus FBY787, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/13 built in 1967 with locally built Scarnif Broadway B45F bodywork from 2001.
Photo taken Monday 16 May 2011, Valetta Bus Station
42. KBV51F
Blackburn 51, KBV51F, Leyland PDR1A/1 with East Lancs H45/31F body, one of a batch of ten new in July 1968.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Blackburn Station
43. LCB57G
Blackburn 57, LCB57G, a 1969 Leyland Leopard PSUC1/13 with East Lancs bodywork loads up in the town centre
Photo taken Friday 19 May 1978, Ainsworth Street, Blackburn
44. LCB58G
This 1969 East Lancs B45F Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1A/13 of Blackburn Corporation Transport, No.58 LCB58G, is pictured at Blackpool Corporation's depot whilst on a private hire.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1971, Blackpool Corporation Depot
45. LCB64G
Blackburn 64, LCB64G, a Leyland PSUC1/13 Tiger Cub with an East Lancs B45F body is seen in Blackburn in the bus station.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Blackburn Bus Station
46. SBV67K
Blackburn 67, SBV67K, Seddon Pennine RU with East Lancs B45F body, one of six new in 1972.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Blackburn Station
47. SBV70K
Blackburn 70, SBV70K, Seddon Pennine RU with East Lancs B45F body, one of six new in 1972.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Blackburn Station