SCT '61 Photo Index
Darwen Corporation
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Darwen Corporation on 34, YTD289D
Photo taken Tuesday 10 April 1973
2. GTB163
Darwen 2, GTB163, a Leyland PD1 with an Alexander H30/26R body new in 1946 was one of six new that year which had Alexander bodies built under sub-contract from Leyland.
Photo taken Monday 26 August 1968, Darwen Circus
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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
11. OTD577
Darwen 11, OTD577, was a Leyland PD2/10 new in 1953, with a Leyland H30/26R body.
Photo taken Monday 26 August 1968, Market Street, Darwen
12. 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
13. WTB166
Darwen 14, WTB166, was a Leyland PD2/22 with a Crossley H30/26R body, one of two new in 1955.
Photo taken Monday 26 August 1968, Darwen Circus
14. WTB167
Seen at Darwen (Circus) is Darwen 15, WTB167, a Leyland PD2/22 with a Crossley H30/26R body.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 March 1960, Darwen Circus
15. WTB168
Darwen 16, WTB168, was a Leyland PD2/22 with an East Lancs H30/26RD body, new in 1955.
Photo taken Monday 26 August 1968, Darwen Circus
16. 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
17. 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
18. 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
19. 435BTE
Darwen 18, 435BTE, seen at Darwen Circus was an A.E.C. Reliance, badged as a Crossley, with an East Lancs B43F body.
Photo taken Darwen Circus
20. 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
21. 739DTC
Darwen 20, 739DTC, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with an East Lancs B43F body which passed to Blackburn in April 1974.
Photo taken Monday 26 August 1968, Darwen Circus
22. TOU321
Darwen 22, TOU321, an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance, had a Harrington DP43F body and had been new in 1958. Darwen acquired it in 1962 from its original operator Parlane, Aldershot.
Photo taken Monday 26 August 1968, Darwen Circus
23. 461GTD
Darwen 24, 461GTD, was a Leyland PD2/31 with an East Lancs H31/28RD body new in 1959. It passed to Blackburn in April 1974.
Photo taken Monday 26 August 1968, Market Street, Darwen
24. 463GTD
Darwen 26, 463GTD, was a Leyland PD2/31 with an East Lancs H31/28RD body new in 1959. It passed to Blackburn in April 1974.
Photo taken Monday 26 August 1968, Darwen Circus
25. TRJ110
The infamous Blackburn Transport 19, TRJ110, wearing its East Lancs Atlantean front end following accident damage, turns right from Preston New Road into West Park Road for the climb around Corporation Park.
Photo taken late 1970s, junction Preston New Road/West Park Road, Blackburn
26. TRJ110
Darwen Corporation 21, TRJ110, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Weymann B45F body, new to Salford City Transport (110) in 1962, passing to SELNEC PTE (73) in 1969, and acquired by Darwen in 1971.
Photo taken early 1973, Duckworth Street, Darwen
27. 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
28. 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
29. MTJ967C
Darwen 29, MTJ967C, was the first of three Leyland PD3A/1s with East Lancs H41/31F bodies. It passed to Blackburn in April 1974.
Photo taken Monday 26 August 1968, Darwen Circus
30. MTJ969C
Darwen purchased five PD3A/1's with East Lancs H41/31F bodies in 1964/5 for a life on the Darwen to Blackburn 'main line'.
Photo taken June 1978, Darwen Bus Station
31. 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
32. YTD289D
Darwen 34, YTD289D, a Leyland PD2A/27, had an East Lancs H37/28F body and passed to Blackburn in April 1974.
Photo taken Monday 26 August 1968, Darwen Circus
33. 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 Sunday 20 August 1989, Charlestown Road, Halifax
34. ETF484F
Darwen 36, ETF484F, a Leyland PD2A/27, had an East Lancs H37/28F body and passed to Blackburn in April 1974.
Photo taken Monday 26 August 1968, Market Street, Darwen
35. 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
36. 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
37. JTF217F
A more recent view of beautifully preserved Darwen 39, JTF217F, a Leyland PD2/47 with East Lancashire H37/28F body dating from 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 9 October 2022, Keighley Road, Skipton
38. 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
39. 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
40. JTF219F
Darwen 41, JTF219F, a Leyland PD2/47, had an East Lancs H37/28F body and passed to Blackburn in April 1974.
Photo taken Monday 26 August 1968, Market Street, Darwen
41. 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
42. PTF408G
Darwen Corporation 42, PTF408G, an Leyland Titan PD2/47 with East Lancs. H37/28F body, new in 1969.
Photo taken early 1973, Darwen Bus Station
43. HTD323K
Interbus, Weymouth, HTD323K, a Bristol RESL6L built in 1971 with East Lancashire B47F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1983, Cornhill, Dorchester
44. RTB808M
Blackburn Transport 6, RTB808M, a 1973 East Lancs B47F bodied Bristol RESL inherited from the Darwen fleet under Local Government re-organisation in 1974 climbs the steep Borough Road on Darwens shortest route to Bold Venture Park.
Photo taken late 1970s, Borough Road, Darwen