SCT '61 Photo Index
Darwen Corporation
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1. GTB165
Seen in Darwen was GTB165 which was number 4 in the Corporation fleet. It was a Leyland PD1 with an Alexander H30/26R body, one of fifty built under sub-contract from Leyland when their capacity was stretched in the early post-war years.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Bolton Road/Darwen Circus
2. GTB167
Darwen 6, GTB167, a Leyland PD1 with an Alexander H30/26R body, built under sub-contract from Leyland, is seen at Darwen (Circus).
Photo taken Tuesday 22 March 1960, Darwen Circus
3. GTC565
Darwen 7, GTC565, was a Leyland H30/26R bodied Leyland PD1A new in 1947 and is seen in the bus station in Darwen.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Darwen Circus
4. GTC567
Darwen 9, GTC567 was a Leyland PD1A with a Leyland H30/26R body which was in the bus station in Blackburn when photographed.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 October 1964, Blackburn Bus Station
5. KTD378
Darwen 42, KTD378, was a Crossley DD42/7 with a Crossley H30/26R body, seen at Darwen (Circus).
Photo taken Tuesday 22 March 1960, Darwen Circus
6. OTD575
Darwen 44, OTD575, a Crossley DD42/7 with a Crossley H30/26R body was seen in Darwen.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Market Street, Darwen
7. OTD577
Seen at Darwen (Circus) is Darwen 11, OTD577, a Leyland PD2/10 with a Leyland H30/26R body.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 March 1960, Darwen Circus
8. OTD577
Darwen 11, OTD577 was a Leyland PD2/10 with a Leyland H30/26R body seen at Darwen Circus
Photo taken Tuesday 22 March 1960, Darwen Circus
9. RTJ609
RTJ609, seen at Chingford, was a Leyland PD2/10 with a Leyland H30/26R body which had been new to Darwen Corporation in 1954 as number 12. It is seen with Margo, London S.E.19 who had acquired it from Darwen in February 1972.
Photo taken Saturday 1 July 1972, Chingford
10. WTB167
Seen at Darwen (Circus) is Darwen 15, WTB167, a Leyland PD2/20 with a Crossley H30/26R body.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 March 1960, Darwen Circus
11. 434BTE
Darwen 17, 434BTE, a Crossley Regent V /East Lancs follows ex County Motors /West Riding Guy Wulfrunian 995, UCX275, along the lower promenade at Blackpool on the occasion of the Ribble Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 17 August 1980, Lower Promenade, North Shore, Blackpool
12. 434BTE
Darwen Corporation 17, 434BTE, was a 1957 AEC Regent V with East Lancs body. This bus was unusual in being badged as a Crossley Regent and was technically the last Crossley double decker to enter service.
Photo taken 2000, at Meadowhall, Sheffield
13. 435BTE
Darwen 18, 435BTE, was a Crossley MU3RV1350 Reliance with an East Lancs B43F body, one of two new in 1957. Basically this was an A.E.C. Reliance, badged as a Crossley.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Darwen Circus
14. 463GTD
Darwen 26, 463GTD, with an East Lancs H31/28RD body was a Leyland PD2/31 and was seen at Darwen (Circus).
Photo taken Tuesday 22 March 1960, Darwen Circus
15. FTD249B
FTD249B was number 27 in the Darwen fleet and was a Leyland PD3A/1 with an East Lancs H41/31F body.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Market Street, Darwen
16. FTD250B
Darwen 28, FTD250B, was a Leyland PD3A/1 with East Lancs H41/31F body new in 1964.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Market Street, Darwen
17. YTD287D
Darwen Corporation 32, YTD287D, A Leyland Titan PD2A/27 built in 1966 with East Lancashire H37/28F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Church Street, Darwen
18. ETF484F
Darwen 36, ETF484F, a 1967 Leyland Titan PD2A/27 with East Lancs body is seen when in use by Hyndburn Transport (previously Accrington Corporation) as a PSV tuition vehicle. Following local government re-organisation in 1974 Darwen's small fleet was subsumed into the enlarged Blackburn fleet
Photo taken 1996, at Charlestown Road, Halifax
19. JTF217F
Darwen 39, JTF217F, a Leyland Titan PD2 with East Lancs H37/28F body. New in April 1968, Darwen used vehicles of this type on OPO duties.
Photo taken Sunday 19 September 1982, Burscough
20. JTF217F
Darwen's later puchases were traditional Lancashire municipal Leyland Titans with East Lancs bodywork. 39, JTF217F, was a 1968 Leyland Titan PD2/47 with front entrance East Lancs body.
Photo taken 1994, Halifax
21. JTF218F
Darwen 40, JTF218F, a 1968 Leyland Titan PD2A/47 with East Lancs bodywork is seen in Edinburgh while working as an open top tour vehicle for Mac's Tours.
Photo taken 2001, High Street, Edinburgh
22. JTF218F
Former Darwen 40, JTF218F, a 1968 Leyland Titan PD2A/47 with East Lancs bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 28 September 2014, Potteries Running Day, Gladstone Pottery Museum
23. PTF408G
Darwen 42, PTF408G, was an East Lancs H37/28F bodied Leyland PD2/47 and was seen in Blackburn Bus Station.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Blackburn Bus Station