SCT '61 Photo Index
Chieftain
Chieftain, the fleetname used by Laurie, Hamilton

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1. EOG215
Seen at the garage in Hamilton was Laurie, Hamilton (t/a Chieftain) 56, EOG215, a Leyland TD6c which was new in 1938 with an M.C.C.W. H28/24R body as Birmingham 215. After severe war damage in 1940 due to enemy action 215, along with eleven others from the same batch, was rebodied with an English Electric H28/26R body intended for Manchester and re-entered service in 1942.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Hamilton Garage
2. EOG243
Laurie, Hamilton (t/a Chieftain) 40, EOG243, was a Leyland TD6c with an M.C.C.W. H28/24R body new as Birmingham 243 in 1939. It was acquired by Laurie in May 1952 as number 39 and was renumbered to 40 when later fitted with doors. Seen at the garage, it passed to Bird (dealer), Stratford-upon-Avon in 1961 and was scrapped.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Hamilton Garage
3. EAX641
Laurie, Hamilton (t/a Chieftain) 57, EAX641, seen at the garage, was one of three Albion CX13s with Duple L30/26R bodies new in 1941 which were acquired in 1955 from Red & White, Chepstow L541 (EAX633), L241 (EAX641) and L441 (EAX642) to which Laurie gave fleet numbers 52, 54 and 53 respectively.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Hamilton Garage
4. GTD481
Laurie, Hamilton, 'Chieftain', acquired GTD481, a Leyland PD1 with an Alexander H30/26R body new in 1946 from Accrington Corporation 101 earlier in 1959 and numbered it 48.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Hamilton Garage
5. JXN324
Laurie, Hamilton (t/a Chieftain) 52, JXN324, a Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body new in December 1948 as LT RTL12 as seen here, was re-registered to YVA776 in 1960 when the area Vehicle Examiner found that the chassis number carried differed from that in the log book (485162). It was allocated a new chassis number, 529296, and re-registered. It passed to Central S.M.T. as HL190 in October 1961.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, outside Hamilton Central Station
6. JXN334
Laurie, Hamilton (t/a Chieftain) 63, JXN334, a Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body new in 1948 as RTL14, later became HL193 in the Central S.M.T. fleet.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, outside Hamilton Central Station
7. JXN333
JXN333 was number 53 in the 'Chieftain' fleet of Laurie, Hamilton. It was a Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body which had been new to London Transport Executive in 1949 as RTL13. It later passed, in October 1961, to Central S.M.T. as HL191.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Hamilton Garage
8. JXN335
Laurie, Hamilton used the fleetname of 'Chieftain' and number 54 was JXN335, a Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body which had been new to London Transport Executive in 1949 as RTL15. It later passed, in October 1961, to Central S.M.T. as HL192.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Hamilton Garage
9. JXN353
Seen in Brandon Street, Hamilton is JXN353, Laurie, Hamilton (t/a Chieftain) 64, which was an ex-London Transport Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body new in 1949 as RTL30 and which became Central S.M.T. HL194 when the Laurie business was acquired in October 1961.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Brandon Street, Hamilton
10. JXN360
Laurie, Hamilton (t/a Chieftain) 65, JXN360, a Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body new in 1949 as RTL37 is seen in Brandon Street, Hamilton. This was later burnt out and was noted at Bird (dealer), Stratford-upon-Avon in August 1961.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Brandon Street, Hamilton
11. JXN362
Seen at Hamilton Central Station Laurie, Hamilton (t/a Chieftain) 61, JXN362, was a 1949 Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body acquired from London Transport (RTL39) which became Central S.M.T. HL196 in October 1961 when the Laurie business was taken over.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, outside Hamilton Central Station
12. JXN374
Laurie, Hamilton (t/a Chieftain) 67, JXN374, a Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body new in 1949 as LT RTL51, later became HL198 in the Central S.M.T. fleet, seen at the garage.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Hamilton Garage
13. JXN375
Laurie, Hamilton (t/a Chieftain) 68, JXN375, a Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body new in 1949 as LT RTL52, later became HL199 in the Central S.M.T. fleet, seen at the garage.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Hamilton Garage
14. MXX126
Laurie, Hamilton (t/a Chieftain) 45, MXX126, a Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body new in 1953 as LT RTL1403, later became HL202 in the Central S.M.T. fleet, and was seen at the garage.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Hamilton Garage
15. NLE705
Laurie, Hamilton (t/a Chieftain) 46, NLE705, a Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body new in 1953 at RTL1431, later became HL203 in the Central S.M.T. fleet.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Brandon Street, Hamilton
16. NLE738
Laurie, Hamilton (t/a Chieftain) 47, NLE738, a Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body new in 1953 as RTL1464 which later became HL204 in the Central S.M.T. fleet.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Brandon Street, Hamilton
17. MVA100
Northern Counties L27/28R bodied Leyland PD2/12, MVA100, was number 55 in the Laurie, Hamilton fleet using the 'Chieftain' fleetname and was new in 1955. It passed, in October 1961, to Central S.M.T. as L206.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Hamilton Garage
18. UVA638
Laurie, Hamilton (t/a Chieftain) 69, UVA638, seen in Brandon Street, Hamilton was a Leyland PD3/2 with a Massey H41/31F body new in 1959. When the Laurie business was acquired in October 1961 it became Central S.M.T. HL209.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Brandon Street, Hamilton
19. UVA638
Laurie, Hamilton UVA638 was a Leyland PD3/2 with a Massey H41/31F body new in 1959 which appears to carry a non-standard livery although the mudguards and dog rail appear to be in the normal shade of green as seen on the ex-London RTL behind.