SCT '61 Photo Index
Eastbourne Corporation
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1. JK5605
Pedestrians look-on somewhat fearfully as preserved Eastbourne all Leyland Titan TD4c 95, JK5605, belches smoke as it growls past in Kirkby Stephen at the Easter Rally
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 2013, Kirkby Stephen
2. JK5603
Eastbourne towing vehicle JK5603, running on trade plates 087H?. New as an AEC Regent bus number 93 in 1936, it was damaged in the war and converted into a tow truck. It was preserved in the 1980s but later scrapped. Parked in what looks like the Eastbourne depot.
Photo taken 1950s, Churchdale Road Garage
3. JK5605
JK5605, seen at Winkleigh, was a Leyland TD4c with a Leyland O28/24R body ex-Eastbourne 95.
Photo taken Sunday 7 October 1979, Winkleigh
4. JK5605
New to Eastbourne Corporation in 1936 as no 95, with Leyland H48R body Leyland Titan TD4c JK5605 was converted to open top in 1952.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 2013, at Kirkby Stephen West Station
5. JK5605
This ex-Easbourne TD, JK5605, operated a courtesy service to Tobacco Dock in London's Docklands for a short time in the 1980s. New c.1937, it was converted to open top in 1952, withdrawn in 1963.
Photo taken early 1990s, The Highway, Wapping
6. JK6711
Eastbourne Corporation open-topper 2, JK6711, a Leyland TD5c with Leyland 48 seat body new in July 1937 and rebuilt to open-top in 1956.
Photo taken July 1960, Grand Parade, Eastbourne
7. JK7431
Eastbourne Corporation open-topper 10, JK7431, an AEC Regent with Northern Counties 48 seat body new in January 1938, fitted with a diesel engine and rebuilt to open-top in 1956. One of a batch of five, believed to be the last AEC Regent buses delivered with petrol engines.
Photo taken July 1960, Grand Parade, Eastbourne
8. JK7428
A member of the constabulary poses for the camera as Eastbourne Corporation AEC Regent JK7428, named the White Rabbit, turns. One of four delivered in 1939, it was converted to open top in the mid 50s.
Photo taken Epsom Downs
9. JK8418
Eastbourne Corporation 12, JK8418, a 1939 Leyland 'Lion' LT8 with Leyland B34F bodywork seen in Compton Street outside the old Devonshire Swimming Baths on 13th June 1967. This was fitted with a Leyland 8.6 litre oil engine in 1954 and re-seated from B32F in 1963. One of five delivered just before the outbreak of World War II, the other four were requisitioned by the War Department and never returned though one (15) still survives, re-registered LMG184.
Photo taken Tuesday 13 June 1967, Compton Street, Eastbourne
10. JK8418
Preserved Eastbourne 12, JK8418, Leyland LT8 Lion with a Leyland B34F body is seen climbing New Bank on its way out of Halifax, heading for Harrogate on the Trans-Pennine Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 6 August 1972, New Bank, Halifax
11. JK8418
Preserved Eastbourne 12, JK8418, is a Leyland LT9 Lion with a Leyland B32F body new in 1939.
Photo taken Sunday 5 May 1968, at A23, South of Crawley
12. JK9111
Eastbourne Corporation 13, JK9111, the first of the 1946 East Lancashire bodied Leyland PD1s, this was converted to open-top in the winter of 1961/2 and survived in this form until May 1968 when it was exported to Houston, Texas.
Photo taken Sunday 1 August 1965, Grand Parade, Eastbourne
13. JK9113
Eastbourne Corporation 15, JK9113, a 1946 Leyland PD1 with East Lancashire body seen outside the old depot in Churchdale Road in August 1964. These were originally H28/24R with a single seat on the middle row each side of the lower deck but were re-seated to H30/26R by 1962. Sold out of service in April 1968, it passed to Margo of London SE20.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Churchdale Road Garage
14. JK9117
Eastbourne Corporation 19, JK9117, the solitary Weymann H30/26R bodied AEC 'Regent' II delivered in 1946 seen at the Churchdale Road garage yard in April 1966. This was withdrawn and sold for scrap in May 1967 having served as the driver trainer for several years prior to withdrawal.
Photo taken Monday 4 April 1966, Churchdale Road Garage yard
15. HCD447
Eastbourne Corporation Welfare Department (Old Comrades) "Polly", HCD447 a former Southdown Eastern Coachworks bodied Leyland PS1 of 1947 vintage seen parked in the Transport Department's Churchdale Road garage in May 1966.
Photo taken Thursday 5 May 1966, Churchdale Road Garage
16. JK9651
A line of withdrawn AEC 'Regent' IIIs at the Eastbourne Corporation depot in Churchdale Road on 29th May 1966. From left to right are 21 (JK9649) with Weymann body; 31 (JK9988) with East Lancs; 20 (JK9648) (Weymann); 30/29 (JK9987/6) (EL) and 23 (JK9651) (Weymann).
Photo taken Sunday 29 May 1966, Churchdale Road Garage
17. JK9982
Eastbourne Corporation 25, JK9982, a 1948 Leyland PD2/1 with East Lancashire bodywork seen in Church Street in the Old Town in December 1965. Delivered as H28/24R with a single seat each side as the middle row in the lower saloon this was upseated to H30/26R in 1960. This was withdrawn in August 1967 and sold to Wombwell Diesels.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 December 1965, High Street, Old Town, Eastbourne
18. JK9995
Marchant, Cheltenham JK9995, a Crossley DD42/5 with East Lancs H28/24R body seen at Cheltenham Bus Station. It had been new to Eastbourne Corporation as their 38 in 1949, one of a batch of 8, all later sold to Marchant.
Photo taken Saturday 20 July 1963, Cheltenham Bus Station
19. JK9995
Crossleys were never common on the South Coast but Eastbourne Corporation took eight in 1949 including 38, JK9995, a DD42/5 with East Lancs H28/24R body. They were all withdrawn at the end of 1962 and the whole batch went to Marchants at Cheltenham
Photo taken Seaside Road, Eastbourne
20. AHC411
AHC411, Eastbourne Corporation 11, a 1950 AEC Regal III fitted with East Lancs B30R bodywork seen here whilst "On Service" as one of the preserved buses and coaches used to transport dignitaries and enthusiasts around the Goodwood motor racing circuit during the September Goodwood Circuit Revival held every year.
Photo taken Sunday 21 September 2008, at Goodwood Motor Circuit, Sussex
21. AHC411
Former Eastbourne Regal AHC411 at speed on the Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit loaded with a set of period clothed enthusiasts.
Photo taken Sunday 21 September 2008, at Goodwood Motor Circuit, Sussex
22. AHC411
Stagecoach's beautifully preserved AHC411, former Eastbourne Corporation 1950 AEC 'Regal' III with East Lancs DP30R body
Photo taken Sunday 11 December 2016, Seafront Bandstand, Eastbourne
23. AHC411
The lovely cosy interior of AHC411, Stagecoach's beautiful ex Eastbourne Corporation 1950 AEC 'Regal' III with East Lancs DP30R body
Photo taken Sunday 11 December 2016, Arndale Bus Station, Eastbourne
24. AHC411
Eastbourne Corporation AEC Regal III No.11, AHC411, new in 1950
Photo taken Sunday 23 July 2006, at the Eastbourne Running day
25. AHC411
AHC411, Eastbourne Corporation 11 is a 1950 AEC Regal III fitted with East Lancs B30R bodywork. This vehicle was sold out of service, but has since been repurchased by Eastbourne.
Photo taken Sunday 30 July 2006, The Adur Recreation Ground, Brighton Rd, Shoreham by Sea
26. AHC411
Eastbourne Corporation 11, AHC411, a 1950 East Lancs dual purpose 30 seater bodied AEC Regal lll.
Photo taken circa 1969, Cade Street, Eastbourne
27. AHC445
Eastbourne Corporation 45, AHC445, an AEC Regent III 9613A with East Lancs (finished by Bruce) H30/26R body, new in 1950.
Photo taken Monday 20 July 1970, Eastbourne
28. AHC442
Preserved Eastbourne 42, AHC442, a 1951 AEC Regent III with Bruce H56R bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 2 January 2011, at Friarsgate approach to Winchester Bus Station
29. AHC442
Another view of ex-Eastbourne 42 at Gosport Bus Station
Photo taken Monday 30 August 2004, at Gosport Bus Station
30. AHC442
Rear view of preserved Eastbourne Regent AHC442
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Alton
31. AHC442
Preserved Eastbourne 42, AHC442, a 1951 AEC Regent III with Bruce H56R bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Alton
32. AHC442
Preserved Eastbourne 1951 AEC Regent III with Bruce H56R bodywork, number 42, AHC442
Photo taken Monday 30 August 2004, at Gosport Bus Station
33. AHC447
Eastbourne Corporation 47, AHC447, a 1951 delivered AEC 'Regent' III with Bruce Coachworks H30/26R body. Seen outside the erstwhile offices of the South Eastern Traffic Commissioners in Ivy Terrace, just around the corner from the Railway Station, a layover location used for many years.
Photo taken Monday 11 April 1966, Ivy Terrace, Eastbourne
34. AHC447
Eastbourne Corporation 47, AHC 447, was a 1951 East Lancs/Bruce bodied AEC Regent lll which ran in service till 1971 but was used for driver training duties in the mid late 60's till withdrawal.
Photo taken circa 1965, Seaside Road, Eastbourne
35. DHC649
Rear view of Eastbourne 49, DHC649, about to depart with the scrapman from Churchdale Road depot in August 1980.
Photo taken August 1980, Churchdale Road, Eastbourne
36. DHC649
Eastbourne 49, DHC649, withdrawn and ready for dispatch to the scrappers in Churchdale Rd depot in August 1980. At one stage this was a contender for preservation.
Photo taken August 1980, Churchdale Road, Eastbourne
37. DHC651
Eastbourne Corporation 51, DHC651, a 1956 AEC 'Regent' V with East Lancashire H30/26R bodywork seen in Green Street, Old Town opposite the "Tally Ho Inn" in December 1965.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 December 1965, Green Street, Old Town, Eastbourne
38. DHC654
Eastbourne Corporation 54, DHC654, an AEC Regent V D3RV with East Lancs. H30/26R body, new in 1956.
Photo taken Thursday 23 July 1970, Terminus Road, Eastbourne
39. HJK156
Eastbourne Corporation 56, HJK156, an AEC Regent V 2D3RA with East Lancs. H33/28R body, new in 1961.
Photo taken Monday 20 July 1970, Eastbourne
40. HJK156
Eastbourne AEC Regent 56, HJK156, built in 1961 with East Lancs H60R body, loading passengers on a summer afternoon for a tour costing 15p Adults and 8p for children!
Photo taken Monday 26 July 1971, Grand Parade, Eastbourne
41. HJK156
Eastbourne 56, HJK156, a 1961 AEC Regent V/East Lancs H60RD
Photo taken Monday 16 April 1979, Eastbourne Pier/Grand Parade
42. DHC649
Eastbourne Corporation 49, DHC649, an AEC Regent V with East Lancs H56R bodywork photographed opposite Dartford Bus Garage whilst on loan to London Country South East
Photo taken early 1976, Dartford Bus Garage
43. JJK264
Eastbourne Corporation 64, JJK264, an AEC Regent V 2D3RV with East Lancs. H32/28R body, new in 1962.
Photo taken Monday 20 July 1970, Terminus Road, Eastbourne
44. KHC366
Eastbourne breakdown tender KHC366, new in 1963 as 66, an AEC Regent V 2D3RV with East Lancs H32/28R body.
Photo taken Birch Road Depot, Eastbourne
45. KHC366
Eastbourne Corporation 66, KHC366, was rebuilt following its crash and re-appeared in service in December 1965.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 December 1965, Willingdon Road, Eastbourne
46. KHC366
Eastbourne Corporation AEC Regent V/East Lancs H32/28R no. 66, KHC366, seen soon after it crashed into the Lamb Inn in Church Street, Old Town on June 22nd 1965.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 June 1965, Lamb Inn, High Street, Old Town, Eastbourne
47. KHC366
Eastbourne Corporation Regent V 66, KHC366, embedded in the Lamb Inn public house following its crash. The building had to be inspected by surveyors before the bus was removed.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 June 1965, Lamb Inn, High Street, Old Town, Eastbourne
48. KHC366
Eastbourne Corporation Regent V 66, KHC366, after it had been pulled free from the building.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 June 1965, Lamb Inn, High Street, Old Town, Eastbourne
49. KHC367
Rear view of preserved Eastbourne AEC Regent/East Lancs 67, KHC367.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2004, Watercress Line Rally, Alton
50. KHC367
Preserved Eastbourne 67, KHC367, an AEC Regent V 2D3RV with East Lancs H32/28R body, delivered in May 1963. It lasted with Eastbourne until August 1980.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2004, Watercress Line Rally, Alton
51. KHC367
Eastbourne 67, KHC367, an AEC Regent V 2D3RV with East Lancs H32/28R body, delivered in May 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 16 February 1964, Eastbourne
52. KHC368
One of the events celebrated at the rally was the 110th anniversary of Eastbourne buses and a small display of Eastbourne vehicles was arranged. This included AEC Regent, originally 68, KHC368 but now carrying the registration KHC345.
Photo taken Saturday 6 April 2013, at Kent Showground, Detling
53. KHC368
In the mid 1970s, as well as purchasing second hand vehicles, London Country hired from a number of other companies including Eastbourne AEC Regent Vs. Eastbourne 68, KHC368, approaches Orpington War Memorial on route 477.
Photo taken 1974, War Memorial, Spur Road, Orpington
54. KHC369
Preserved Eastbourne Corporation 69, KHC369, an AEC Regent V 2D3RV with East Lancs H32/28R body, new in 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2003, Alton
55. KHC369
Another Eastbourne AEC Regent, 69 KHC369, did a turn on the internal bus service. It is seen here on it way into the rally site.
Photo taken Saturday 6 April 2013, at Kent Showground, Detling
56. KHC369
Eastbourne Corporation 69, KHC369, a 1963 AEC 'Regent' V, with East Lancashire H32/28R body seen emerging from Victoria Drive onto Willingdon Road, Eastbourne in December 1965.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 December 1965, Willingdon Road, Eastbourne
57. KHC370
Eastbourne 70, KHC370, an AEC Regent V with East Lancs H32/28R body.
Photo taken Thursday 25 June 1981, Eastbourne Pier
58. KTD551C
Depicted on these pages before, this is KTD551C, the Park Royal bodied Leyland 'Atlantean' demonstrator, seen whilst on hire to Eastbourne Corporation. It was to be 1971 before Atlanteans finally entered service with Eastbourne.
Photo taken Tuesday 17 January 1967, Decoy Drive, Hampden Park, Eastbourne
59. BJK671D
Former Eastbourne 71, BJK671D, Leyland Titan PD2A/30 with East Lancs body is seen acting as a hospitality vehicle at the Castle Howard vintage car show.
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 2016, Castle Howard, North Yorkshire
60. BJK671D
Eastbourne Corporation 71, BJK671D, a 1966 Leyland PD2A/30 bodied by East Lancs and seen in the much missed blue and yellow livery undertaking Driver Training Duties during the summer of 1969.
Photo taken Summer 1969, Victoria Place, Terminus Road, Eastbourne
61. BJK671D
Eastbourne 71, BJK671D, a Leyland Titan PD2 with East Lancs H32/28R body.
Photo taken Thursday 25 June 1981, Eastbourne
62. BJK672D
BJK672D, preserved ex Eastbourne 72, is a 1966 Leyland Titan PD2A/30 fitted with East Lancs H60R bodywork. It is seen here at the 2007 Worthing rally after a recent repaint.
Photo taken Sunday 29 July 2007, at Marine Parade, Worthing
63. BJK672D
Eastbourne Corporation 72, BJK672D, a Leyland Titan PD2A/30 with East Lancs. H32/28R body, new in 1966.
Photo taken Monday 20 July 1970, Station Parade/Terminus Road junction, Eastbourne
64. BJK673D
Eastbourne 73, BJK673D, a 1966 Leyland Titan PD2A/30 with East Lancs body. The unusual but attractive Eastbourne livery oozes municipal pride.
Photo taken c.2000, Sheffield
65. BJK674D
Eastbourne Corporation 74, BJK674D, a 1966 Leyland PD2A/30 was periodically used on Driver Training during the 1970's as depicted here on Eastbourne Seafront near the Pier
Photo taken Summer 1978, Marine Parade, Eastbourne
66. BJK677D
Eastbourne 77, BJK677D, a Leyland Titan PD2 with East Lancs H32/28R body.
Photo taken Thursday 25 June 1981, Eastbourne Station
67. YTB771D
Eastbourne Corporation 92, YTB771D, a Leyland Panther Cub PSRC1/1 with Strachan 43 seat bodywork. Purchased in Febuary 1968 after serving as a demonstrator for Leyland Motors for 2 years.
Photo taken Summer 1968, Grand Parade, passing the Carpet Gardens near Eastbourne Pier
68. YTB771D
Leyland 'Panther Cub' demonstrator YTB771D with Strachans B43D bodywork which went on to become Eastbourne Corporation number 92 after completing its demonstration duties. Seen in the demonstration park at the Earls Court 'Commercial Motor Show'.
Photo taken Saturday 24 September 1966, London Earls Court
69. DHC782E
To celebrate 110 years of bus operation in Eastbourne, Stagecoach as successor to the Corporation/Eastbourne Buses has been operating a commemorative service 110 along the sea front from the town centre during the summer. 1967 Leyland PD2A/30 East Lancs DHC782E (originally 82, now 19978!) looks splendid in traditional livery, and sounds a treat,too.
Photo taken Tuesday 20 August 2013, Sovereign Centre, Sea Front, Eastbourne
70. DHC782E
Eastbourne Corporation 82, DHC782E, East Lancs 60 seat bodied Leyland PD2A/30 of 1967 and still owned by that operator. Seen here at the Eastbourne Motor Bus 100 Event on 20th July 2003 on Eastbourne Seafront.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2003, Sea Front, Eastbourne
71. DHC784E
Also at Worthing was Ex-Eastbourne Leyland open top PD2 84 DHC784E, still carrying the livery of Macís Tours of Edinburgh, presumably its last operator.
Photo taken Sunday 28 July 2013, Marine Parade, Worthing
72. DHC784E
Eastbourne 84, DHC784E, a Leyland Titan PD2 with East Lancs O32/28R body.
Photo taken Thursday 25 June 1981, Dukes Drive, Eastbourne
73. DHC784E
DHC784E is the former Eastbourne 84, a 1967 Leyland Titan PD2A/30 with an East Lancs O60R body. This vehicle was originally H60R, and finished in Blue & Primrose livery.
Photo taken Sunday 30 July 2006, The Adur Recreation Ground, Brighton Rd, Shoreham by Sea
74. DHC786E
Eastbourne Corporation 86, DHC786E, a Daimler 'Roadliner' SRC6 with East Lancashire B45D body seen in The Goffs, Eastbourne in February 1969.
Photo taken Saturday 22 February 1969, The Goffs, Eastbourne
75. EJK887F
Interior view of former Eastbourne Panther 87, EJK887F, about to head off to Kent to start her restoration, a Leyland Panther PSUR1/1R with East Lancs B45D body, new in June 1968.
Photo taken Thursday 18 August 2016
76. EJK887F
This photo contributed by David Lennard is of David driving Eastbourne Corporation No 87, EJK887F, the Leyland Panther/East Lancs that was shown on the site recently being sent for restoration. This was taken in the summer of 1968 when she was almost brand new.
Photo taken late summer 1968, Eastbourne Pier
77. EJK887F
Former Eastbourne Panther 87, EJK887F, about to head off to Kent to start her restoration.
Photo taken Thursday 18 August 2016
78. EJK888F
Eastbourne Corporation 88, EJK888F, a 1968 Leyland PSUR1/1R 'Panther' with East Lancs B45D body seen following rebuilding of the front end after a road traffic accident.
Photo taken Friday 25 November 1977, Terminus Place, Eastbourne
79. EJK888F
Eastbourne Corporation 88, EJK888F, a Leyland Panther PSUR1/1R with East Lancs. B45D body, new in 1968.
Photo taken Tuesday 21 July 1970, Eastbourne Pier
80. EJK888F
Eastbourne Corporation 88, EJK888F, a Leyland Panther PSUR1/1R with East Lancs. B45D body, new in 1968.
Photo taken Monday 20 July 1970, King Edward's Parade, Eastbourne
81. HHC909J
Having read the thread about the bus cafe on the A1, can anyone tell me what happened to this ex Eastbourne Leyland Panther, HHC909J.
Photo taken A27, just at the West of Polegate