SCT '61 Photo Index
Black and White
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1. JDD494
Black & White 123, JDD494, a Duple FC30F bodied Bristol L6G seen at Victoria Coach Station
Photo taken Saturday 12 August 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
2. KDF982
Black & White 131 and 135, KDF982 and KDF986 awaiting the next departure from Cheltenham Coach Station. The coach station is virtually empty, waiting for the arrivals from all parts of the country for passengers to change coaches for onward travel.
Photo taken Saturday 5 September 1964, Cheltenham Coach Station
3. KDF982
Black & White 131, KDF982, seen at Victoria Coach Station was a Willowbrook C33C bodied Leyland PSU1/11 Royal Tiger new in 1951.
Photo taken Monday 22 May 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
4. PAD181
Seen in Newbury, whilst heading for Cheltenham, is Black & White, Cheltenham 181, PAD181, a Guy Arab LUF which had a Willowbrook C37C body and was new in 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
5. PAD183
The classic view of Cheltenham Coach Station taken in July 1967 with nearest the camera PAD183 a Guy Arab LUF of 1955 with Willowbrook body. Next to it is WDG631, a 1959 AEC Reliance with Roe body and beyond 3 unidentified Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopards.
Photo taken July 1967, Cheltenham Coach Station
6. PAD187
Black & White 187, PAD187, was a Guy Arab LUF with a Willowbrook C37C
Photo taken 1965, Waterloo Road, Hinckley
7. SAD189
Black and White coaches 189, SAD189, and 191, SAD191, a pair of Guy Arab LUFs with Willowbrook C37C bodies, new in 1956.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
8. SDF203
Black & White Motorways 203, SDF203, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook body built in 1956.
Photo taken 1966, Waterloo Road, Hinckley
9. SDF195
Black & White 195, SDF195, seen at Ascot was a Willowbrook C37C bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance new in 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
10. SDF196
SDF196 a Willowbrook C37C bodied AEC Reliance, new in 1957, carried fleet number 196 in the Black & White fleet.
Photo taken Saturday 10 September 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
11. SDF201
From left to right - Midland Red 4233, UHA233, a BMMO CL3 originally new in 1954 with a Willowbrook C37C body, but lengthened and rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama C36F body in 1962; Midland Red 5672, EHA672D, a BMMO CM6T with BMMO C44Ft body, new in 1966; Black & White, Cheltenham 201, SDF201, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Willowbrook C37C body, new in 1957.
Photo taken Summer 1970, Digbeth Coach Station, Birmingham
12. WDG630
Black & White, Cheltenham WDG630 was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Roe C41F body seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton. The body was a Dalesman modified (extensively) to B. & W. requirements.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
13. 4210AD
Seen in Semley Place, Victoria about to turn into the Coach Station is Black & White, Cheltenham 210, 4210AD, an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance new in 1960 with a Duple Britannia C37C body which was reseated to C41C in February 1967.
Photo taken Monday 31 May 1971, Semley Place, London Victoria
14. 6780DD
Black & White 230, 6780DD, seen at Victoria Coach Station, was the fifth Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard to be built and had a Plaxton Panorama C47F body. It was new in April 1962. Black & White 223-231 had the first nine Leyland PSU3/1R chassis.
Photo taken Saturday 21 April 1962, London Victoria Coach Station
15. 6780DD
A nearside shot of Black & White 230, 6780DD, seen at Victoria Coach Station. This was the fifth Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard to be built and had a Plaxton Panorama C47F body new in April 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 21 April 1962, London Victoria Coach Station
16. 140DBO
Black & White 140, 140DBO, a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Duple Northern Continental C49F body is seen at Victoria Coach Station. New as Western Welsh 140 in 1963, it was one of four acquired by Black & White in September 1971. All four were withdrawn in 1974 and passed to Wessex National, Bristol 450-453 in November 1974
Photo taken Saturday 27 May 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
17. 141DBO
Black & White 141, 141DBO seen in Cheltenham was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Duple Northern Continental C49F body. New as Western Welsh 141 in 1963, it was one of four acquired by Black & White in September 1971. All four were withdrawn in 1974 and passed to Wessex National, Bristol 450-453 in November 1974
Photo taken Saturday 15 July 1972, Cheltenham Coach Station
18. 141DBO
Black & White 141, 141DBO, seen in Cheltenham was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Duple Northern Continental C49F body. New as Western Welsh 141 in 1963, it was one of four acquired by Black & White in September 1971.
Photo taken Saturday 15 July 1972, St Margaret's Road, Cheltenham
19. AAD250B
Black & White 250, AAD250B, seen at Victoria Coach Station was an A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance with a Harrington Grenadier C41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1971, London Victoria Coach Station
20. DDG253C
Black & White, Cheltenham 253, DDG253C, seen in Semley Place, Victoria, was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Harrington Grenadier C47F body new in April 1965.
Photo taken Monday 31 May 1971, Semley Place, London Victoria
21. DDG255C
Black & White 255, DDG255C, seen at Victoria Coach Station was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Harrington Grenadier C47F body.
Photo taken Monday 29 May 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
22. DDG256C
Black & White, Cheltenham 256, DDG256C, was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Harrington Grenadier C47F body seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton whilst taking part in the 1965 British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 25 April 1965, Madeira Drive, Brighton
23. DDG256C
Black & White Motorways 256, DDG256C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Harrington C47F body of 1965.
Photo taken 1972/3, Battersea Wharf, London
24. DDG259C
Black & White 259, DDG259C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3-3R with Duple C49F body, is parked behind the EN Depot in Southend, apparently waiting to make its return trip to Cheltenham.
Photo taken Friday 10 August 1973, rear of EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
25. HDG366D
Black & White 266, HDG366D, seen in Semley Place, Victoria was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama C47F body.
Photo taken Monday 12 April 1971, Semley Place entrance, London Victoria Coach Station
26. HDG367D
Baden-Powell Scouts Association operated HDG367D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork. Nearly 20 years old and approaching the end of its life but seemingly well cared for. This had been new as L267 with Black & White Motorways.
Photo taken July 1985, Laxey, Isle of Man
27. HDG371D
Well my slide scanner is up and running. I started taking slides in 1971 - mainly of railways, family and holidays. In the first 350 non - railway slides about 6 are to do with buses. Three of us from University decided to go Cheltenham one day - by train of course. By coincidence we stumbled across the B & W coach station and I took this shot as we walked by - because I always saw B & W coaches in Taunton. I didn't take any more - certainly not of individual coaches - and as far as I know this is the only time I saw the place. Nearest the camera is Black and White HDG371D, a 1966 Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopard.
Photo taken Friday 17 March 1972, Cheltenham
28. KDD276E
Black & White Daimler SRC6 Roadliner 276, KDD276E with a Plaxton Panorama I C44F body is seen whilst taking part in the British Coach Rally at Brighton driving along Madeira Drive to collect the trophy for having been judged "Coach of the Year" after it had won the premiere award at Blackpool two weeks earlier.
Photo taken Sunday 16 April 1967, Madeira Drive, Brighton
29. KDD276E
Black & White 276, KDD276E, a Daimler Roadliner SRC6 with Plaxton Panorama I C44F body, new in 1967. Seen taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally where it won the overall Concours d'Elegance. A couple of weeks later it went on to take the same honour at the Brighton Coach Rally also.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
30. KDD276E
Black & White 276, KDD276E, was a 1967 Daimler Roadliner SRC6 with Plaxton Panorama C44F bodywork. Not only was this vehicle 'Coach of the Year' at the 13th British Coach Rally at Brighton, it won the Blackpool Coach Rally earlier in the year.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
31. KDD276E
Black & White 276, KDD276E is a 1967 Daimler Roadliner SRC6 with Plaxton Panorama C44F Body. This vehicle was 'Coach of the Year' at the 13th British Coach Rally the same year, and is seen here after receiving the award on Madeira Drive, Brighton.
Photo taken Sunday 16 April 1967, Madeira Drive, Brighton
32. KDD277E
Harris (International Progressive), Cambridge KDD277E seen at Gilwell Park on the occasion of a Scout/Cub weekend jamboree was a 1967 Daimler SRC6 Roadliner with Plaxton Panorama I C47F body which had been acquired from Black & White, Cheltenham the previous year.
Photo taken Saturday 1 July 1972, Gilwell Park
33. UAD313H
Seen in Victoria Coach Station is Black & White, Cheltenham 313, UAD313H, which was a Daimler SRP8 Roadliner with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C47F body.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1971, Victoria Coach Station, London
34. ADG336K
Black and White switched to Bristol RE coaches following their experiences with the ill fated Daimler Roadliner. Seen after sale by Black and White is 336, ADG336K, a Plaxton bodied Bristol RELH6G delivered in 1972 near the end of Black and White as a separate entity. When photographed the vehicle was working for Viking Tours in York.
Photo taken 1996, Exhibition Square, York