SCT '61 Photo Index
The Eden
Summerson Bros (The Eden)

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1. VUP327
New to Economic of Whitburn as their number 1, VUP327 was a Leyland Tiger Cub with Crossley B44F bodywork on Park Royal frames, new in 1957 on a chassis built in 1955. It is seen in a semi derelict condition at the home of its second owner, The Eden of West Auckland
Photo taken 1975, The Eden Garage, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
2. VUP327
Eden C6, VUP327, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with Crossley B44F bodywork on Park Royal frames, new in 1957 on a chassis built in 1955
Photo taken January 1972, The Eden Garage, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
3. VUP327
The Eden (Summerson Bros) acquired VUP327 from Economic (G Anderson) of Whitburn in whose fleet it had been numbered 1. It was a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with a 1957 Crossley B44F body on Park Royal frames, the chassis having been new in 1955.
Photo taken mid 1970s, The Eden Garage, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
4. YPT341
Summerson Bros (The Eden) YPT341, a Plaxton Highway B45F bodied Leyland Tiger Cub new in 1958 is flanked by two Weymann bodied Leyland Royal Tigers acquired from Rhondda in this shot at the garage at West Auckland.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, The Eden Garage, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
5. 959CPT
Eden C4, 959CPT, Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1959 with Duple Midland B45F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1973, West Auckland Green
6. 896GUP
Cleveland Transit S339, 896GUP, a Bedford SB1 built in 1960 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork. This had been new to The Eden (Summerson), West Auckland.
Photo taken December 1974, former Saltburn MS Depot
7. 9272PT
The Eden, West Auckland, L3, 9272PT, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1962 with Plaxton Highway B47F bodywork. New to Weardale MS of Frosterley and enjoying the sun at West Auckland Green before running to Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken September 1973, West Auckland Green
8. 6MPT
The Eden (Summerson Bros.), West Auckland 6MPT, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Plaxton Highway B55F body, new to Weardale Motor Services in 1964, and acquired by Summerson's in 1970.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1971, The Eden Garage, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
9. ACU304B
The Eden of West Auckland bought this Leyland Leopard with Plaxton Highway body from Weardale of Fosterly in 1970. Originally registered 6MPT, the bus is now registered ACU304B and dates from 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 9 September 2007, Meadowhall, Sheffield
10. LPT337C
The Eden (Summerson Bros) always kept their vehicles in immaculate condition inside and out. The low winter sun catches LPT337C, L1, a Leyland Leopard L1 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork, as it is prepared in readiness for its next duty. It was new to The Eden in October 1965.
Photo taken mid 1970s, The Eden Garage, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
11. LPT876C
The Eden (Summerson), West Auckland, LPT876C, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/1R built in 1965 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Depot, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
12. RUP6D
The Eden (Summerson Bros) of West Auckland operated RUP6D, L8, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Plaxton Highway B55F bodywork which had been new to Weardale Motor Services in 1966.
Photo taken mid 1970s, The Eden Garage, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
13. TUP189E
Summerson Brothers, West Auckland TUP189E was a Bedford VAM14 with a Plaxton Derwent II B48F body seen in Spennymoor.
Photo taken Thursday 1 August 1968, Spennymoor Bus Station
14. TUP189E
Grenville' Motors of Troon operated TUP189E, a Bedford VAM with Plaxton B48F bodywork, which had been new in 1967 to The Eden (Summerson Bros) of West Auckland. It was allocated to Grenville's Penryn depot and is seen operating the frequent local service between there and Falmouth.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Killigrew Street, The Moor, Falmouth
15. TUP189E
The Eden (Summerson), West Auckland, TUP189E, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1967 with Plaxton Derwent 2 B48F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Depot, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
16. EPT615G
The Eden (Summerson), West Auckland, EPT615G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1969 with Plaxton Derwent 2 B55F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1976, Depot, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
17. RUP587K
The Eden (Summerson), West Auckland, RUP587K, a Bedford YRQ built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1976, Rectory Lane, Guisborough
18. CPT196L
Seen in Spennymoor is CPT196L, a Bedford YRQ with a Plaxton Derwent II B45F body of Summerson, West Auckland.
Photo taken Tuesday 7 August 1979, Spennymoor Bus Station
19. CPT197L
The Eden (Summerson Bros) operated CPT197L, a Bedford YRQ with Plaxton B49F bodywork, which was new in June 1973. It is seen on layover outside the depot, the terminus of the hourly service to Spennymoor.
Photo taken c.1975, The Eden Garage, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
20. LPT176P
A line-up of buses belonging to The Eden (Summerson Bros), all spotlessly clean and ready for their next duties and all but one new to The Eden.
Photo taken c 1975, The Eden Garage, Staindrop Road, West Auckland