SCT '61 Photo Index
East Kent
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1. JG4241
East Kent JG4241, a Dennis Ace with ECOC DP20F bodywork built to the design of East Kent. This had a sliding panel roof.
Photo taken ca 1935, Lowestoft
2. JG7011
East Kent JG7011 was one of twenty Leyland TD4s new in 1936 with Brush L27/26R bodies. It was fitted with the Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body, seen here, in 1948.
Photo taken Sunday 31 January 1960, Canterbury Bus Station
3. JG7018
East Kent JG7018 was one of twenty Leyland TD4s new in 1936 with Brush L27/26R bodies. It was fitted with the Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body, seen here, in 1948.
Photo taken Sunday 31 January 1960, Canterbury Bus Station
4. JG7021
East Kent JG7021 was one of twenty Leyland TD4s new in 1936 with Brush L27/26R bodies. It was fitted with the Park Royal L27/26R body, seen here, in 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 31 January 1960, St Georges Street, Canterbury
5. JG8720
Preserved East Kent JG8720, a 1937 Dennis Lancet with Park Royal body
Photo taken Saturday 16 February 2008, Hawkhurst
6. JG9938
JG9938 is a preserved ex East Kent 1937 Leyland Tiger TS8 with Park Royal C32R bodywork. It is seen here on Marine Parade, Worthing whilst participating in the 2012 Worthing Bus Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 29 July 2012, Marine Parade, Worthing
7. JG9938
East Kent Leyland TS8 with Park Royal C32R body, JG9938, waits outside the hotel for its passengers. It dates from 1937
Photo taken Saturday 6 June 2009, The Leas, Folkestone
8. JG9938
As is usual at the Kent Showground site, many of the buses earned their keep on a service linking the car park with the various displays. The vehicles used varied in age from the inevitable Borismaster (LT5, for the record) to 1937 East Kent TS8/Park Royal coach JG9938.
Photo taken Saturday 5 April 2014, Kent Showground, Detling
9. GFN273
East Kent GFN273 was built as a double deck Leyland TD5 in 1938 and was rebodied by Beadle in 1952. It was withdrawn in 1967 and passed into preservation in 1972.
Photo taken Saturday 1 April 2017, Kent Showground Detling
10. JG9966
Ex East Kent JG9966, a 1938 Leyland TS8 with Park Royal body in use as a showman's caravan with funfair at the Colchester Recreation Ground.
Photo taken Saturday 12 September 1964, Colchester Recreation Ground
11. CFN123
East Kent CFN123 was a Dennis Lancet J3 which was new in 1947 with a Park Royal B35R body. It was converted to FB35F by Park Royal in May 1959 for o.m.o operation.
Photo taken Sunday 31 January 1960, Canterbury Bus Station
12. CFN72
East Kent CFN72, a Leyland PS1 new in 1947 with a Park Royal C32R body.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, near London Victoria Coach Station
13. CFN73
CFN73, a Leyland PS1 with Park Royal originally C32R body, new in 1947 to East Kent.
Photo taken Saturday 12 September 2020, Torquay Station
14. CJG959
Preserved East Kent CJG959, a Leyland L27/26R bodied Leyland PD1A dating from 1947.
Photo taken Sunday 5 May 1968, A23, South of Crawley
15. CJG982
East Kent CJG982, a 1947 Leyland PD1 with Leyland L27/26R body awaits its next turn of duty at Folkestone bus station.
Photo taken Monday 20 July 1964, Folkestone Bus Station
16. CFN104
Preserved East Kent Leyland Tiger PS1/1 CFN104 with a 32 seat Park Royal coach body, new in early 1948. It was sold by East Kent in 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2003, Alton
17. CFN104
Shining brilliantly in the sun is ex-East Kent Leyland Tiger PS1/1 CFN104 with a 32 seat Park Royal coach body, new in early 1948. It was sold by East Kent in 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Alton
18. CFN104
Rear view of preserved East Kent Leyland Tiger coach CFN104
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2003, Alton
19. CFN154
Preserved East Kent CFN154, a Dennis Lancet III with Park Royal body, new in February 1948.
Photo taken Sunday 25 May 2008, Farnham Station
20. CFN154
Seen at the Alexander Dennis open day at Guildford was preserved East Kent CFN154, a Dennis Lancet III with a Park Royal B35R body new in March 1948.
Photo taken Saturday 11 May 2019, Guildford
21. CFN84
An East Kent halfcab coach, looks like CFN84, a Leyland Tiger PS1 from the 1940s with Park Royal C32R body
Photo taken c. 1956, London Victoria Coach Station
22. CJG944
CJG944, a Leyland Titan PD1 with Leyland L53R body, built in 1948 for East Kent and sold to Banfields in 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 6 March 1966, Seaway Car Park, Southend
23. CJG970
Leyland Tiger PS2/1 LNF553 in the fleet of E.H.Roberts & Co Plant Ltd, with Burlingham C35F body, new in 1949 to Mason, Manchester. Alongside is Banfields ex East Kent Leyland PD1 CJG970.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 1965, Seaway Car Park, Southend
24. CFN118
New in 1949 East Kent CFN118 was a Dennis J3 Lancet with a Park Royal B35R body which was, supposedly, converted to C32R in April 1951 before reverting to B35R in November 1953. It was photographed at Hythe.
Photo taken Sunday 28 December 1958, Hythe
25. CFN119
East Kent CFN119 was a Dennis Lancet J3 which was new in 1949 with a Park Royal B35R body. In April 1951 it was converted to C32R, reverting to B35R in November 1953. It was, in June 1959, converted to FB35F by Park Royal for o.m.o operation.
Photo taken Sunday 31 January 1960, Canterbury Bus Station
26. CFN121
Preserved ex-East Kent CFN121, a 1949 Dennis Lancet with Park Royal single deck body
Photo taken Sunday 2 November 2003, Open Day, LVVS Road Transport Museum, Lincoln
27. CFN141
East Kent CFN141 was a Dennis Lancet J3 which was new in 1949 with a Park Royal B35R body. In November 1956 it was experimentally converted to B35F for o.m.o., and in September 1958, rebuilt to FB35F.
Photo taken Sunday 31 January 1960, Canterbury Bus Station
28. EFN566
EFN562 and EFN566 were two of a batch of 10 Dennis Falcons with Dennis B20F bodies, new to East Kent Road Car Co. in 1950.
Photo taken early 1960s, Pencester Road, Dover
29. EFN568
Preserved ex East Kent EFN568, a 1950 Dennis Falcon P3 with Dennis B29F bodywork is seen here participating in the 2003 Worthing Rally.
Photo taken July 2003, Marine Parade, Worthing
30. EFN570
Looking very much like a pre-war vehicle East Kent EFN570, a Dennis P3 Falcon with a Dennis B20F body, was new in 1950 and was one-man operated from new. It was converted to B25F (o.m.o.) In May 1956 and further converted to B29F (o.m.o.) in February 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 28 December 1958
31. EFN577
East Kent Dennis J3 Lancet EFN577 with a Park Royal C32F body seen in Sutherland Street, near Victoria Coach Station was new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Sutherland Street, near London Victoria Coach Station
32. EFN584
East Kent EFN584, a 1950 Dennis Lancet III with Park Royal C32F body.
Photo taken Saturday 31 March 2012, Kent Showground, Detling
33. EFN584
Seen climbing New Bank in Halifax, on its way to Harrogate on the Trans-Pennine Rally, is preserved East Kent EFN584, a Dennis J3 Lancet with a Park Royal C32F body.
Photo taken Sunday 6 August 1972, New Bank, Halifax
34. EFN589
East Kent EFN589, a Dennis Lancet III was built in 1950 with a Park Royal C32F body, but was downgraded to bus duties in 1961.
Photo taken 1962, Canterbury Bus Station
35. EFN592
Another vehicle which Brian had not seen before, East Kent Dennis coach EFN592, also working on the internal bus service.
Photo taken Saturday 6 April 2013, Kent Showground, Detling
36. EFN592
Former East Kent EFN592, a Dennis Lancet J3 with Park Royal body of 1950 survived into preservation through use by a Deal garage as a promotional vehicle.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 August 1980, Seafront, Deal
37. FFN379
Lewington's ex-East Kent Guy Arab III / Park Royal FFN379, new 1951, seen here in Silver Jubilee livery, part of Brentwood Carnival.
Photo taken July 1977, Brentwood
38. FFN379
East Kent FFN379, a Park Royal bodied converted open top Guy Arab III reminds us of warmer days on a breezy run along the Thanet coast at Fort Hill, Margate.
Photo taken Saturday 24 July 1971, Fort Hill, Margate
39. FFN381
East Kent FFN381, a Guy Arab III with Park Royal body new in 1951, originally H58R but one of several (FFN374-382,384) that were converted to open top. It's final use was as a towing vehicle, as seen here.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Folkestone Garage
40. FFN384
Rear view of Lewington's ex-East Kent FFN384, Guy Arab III / Park Royal, new 1951, taking part in the 1978 Brentwood Carnival.
Photo taken Saturday 29 July 1978, High Street, Brentwood
41. FFN387
East Kent FFN387 was a Guy Arab III with a Park Royal H30/26R body, one of forty new in 1951. The P.S.V. Circle Fleet History notes that the bodies were to the same basic design as the London Transport RT class.
Photo taken Sunday 31 January 1960, Canterbury Bus Station
42. FFN399
East Kent FFN399, a 1951 Guy Arab III with Park Royal bodywork, seen at the M&D and East Kent 60 event
Photo taken Saturday 31 March 2012, Kent Showground, Detling
43. FFN399
East Kent Guy Arab FFN399 on the internal bus service.
Photo taken Saturday 6 April 2013, Kent Showground, Detling
44. FFN446
Preserved East Kent FFN446, a Beadle of Dartford 'chassisless' 35 seater coach built in 1951 using components from 1938 Leyland TD5 double decker(s).
Photo taken Saturday 16 February 2008, Hawkhurst
45. FFN446
A slightly more modern vehicle on the service at the South East Bus Festival at Detling was East Kent coach FFN446, a Beadle 'chassisless' coach built in 1951 using components from 1938 Leyland TD5 double decker(s).
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 2015, South East Bus Festival at Detling
46. FFN451
Preserved former East Kent FFN451, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/15 with Park Royal C37C body, new in 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 10 October 2004, Canvey Island
47. FFN451
Former East Kent Leyland Royal Tiger FFN451, in action at the Ensign Vintage running day, with Ensignbus fleetnames.
Photo taken Saturday 7 December 2013, Lakeside Bus Station, Thurrock
48. FFN451
FFN451, an East Kent Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/15 with Park Royal C37C body. Now part of the Ensignbus Vintage Fleet and in action during their 2016 running day on the X21 to Ongar.
Photo taken Saturday 3 December 2016, Station Approach, Upminster Station
49. FFN453
New to East Kent in June 1951, FFN453 was a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger with a Park Royal C37C body. It is seen at Earls Court with Faversham Rotary Club to whom it passed in September 1968, having been withdrawn by East Kent in 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 28 July 1973, Earls Court Exhibition Centre forecourt, London
50. GFN271
East Kent GFN271, seen at Ascot, was a Beadle-Leyland dating from 1952. The semi-chassisless C35F vehicle used parts from a 1938/9 Leyland TD5.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
51. GFN279
East Kent GFN279, one of the twenty five 1952 Beadle-Leyland rebuilds with C35F body alongside 1957 AEC Reliance NFN335 with Beadle DP41F body at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 10 September 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
52. GFN916
East Kent GFN916, a Guy Arab IV with Park Royal H58RD body, new in 1952
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Palace Avenue Bus Station, Maidstone
53. GFN916
East Kent GFN916, a Guy Arab IV with Park Royal H58RD body, new in 1952
Photo taken May 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
54. GFN909
East Kent GFN909 was the first of twenty-nine Guy Arab IVs delivered in 1953 with 6LW engines. They had Park Royal H30/26RD bodies, and followed one delivered the previous year which had a Guy body built on Park Royal frames, which had been exhibited at the 1952 Commercial Motor Show (GFN908).
Photo taken Sunday 31 January 1960, Canterbury Bus Station
55. GFN927
East Kent GFN927 was one of twenty-nine Guy Arab IVs delivered in 1953 with 6LW engines. They had Park Royal H30/26RD bodies, and followed one delivered the previous year which had a Guy body built on Park Royal frames, which had been exhibited at the 1952 Commercial Motor Show (GFN908).
Photo taken Sunday 31 January 1960, Canterbury Bus Station
56. HFN1
East Kent HFN1 was one of two Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tigers with a Duple Coronation Ambassador C32C bodies which was seen at Victoria Coach Station in London.
Photo taken Sunday 28 June 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
57. HJG13
East Kent HJG13, seen in Victoria Coach Station, was a Dennis Lancet UF with a Duple Ambassador IV C41C body new in March 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 10 September 1960, Victoria Coach Station
58. HJG18
East Kent HJG18, a Dennis Lancet with Duple C41C body, new in 1954
Photo taken c. 1956, London Victoria Coach Station
59. HJG4
East Kent HJG4 was a Duple Ambassador IV C41C bodied Dennis Lancet UF new in 1954 seen at Victoria Coach Station. It had been new as C26C for touring coach duties and was upseated in March 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, London Victoria Coach Station
60. KFN220
KFN220 is a preserved East Kent 1955 AEC Reliance MU3RV fitted with a Weymann DP41F body. It is seen here at the 2007 Worthing rally
Photo taken Sunday 29 July 2007, Marine Parade, Worthing
61. KFN223
East Kent KFN223, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Weymann DP41F body, new in 1955.
Photo taken July 1970, White Rock/Robertson Street, Hastings
62. KFN229
East Kent KFN229 was one of twenty A.E.C. MU3RV Reliances with AH470 engines delivered in 1955 (KFN210-229). They, along with a further twenty with AH410 engines (KFN230-249) had Weymann DP41F bodies.
Photo taken Sunday 31 January 1960, Canterbury Bus Station
63. KFN238
East Kent KFN238, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Weymann DP41F body, new in 1955.
Photo taken Wednesday 15 July 1970, Falaise Road, Hastings
64. LJG306
Former East Kent LJG306, an AEC Reliance with Weymann DP41F body, new in 1956.
Photo taken 1985, a rubbish dump just off the A1 South of Peterborough
65. LJG306
East Kent LJG306 was a A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with an AH470 engine, and had a Weymann DP41F body new in 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 31 January 1960, Canterbury Bus Station
66. MFN884
G6, MFN884, was one of a quartet of these ex-East Kent Guy Arab IVs with Park Royal H33/28RD bodywork which were bought by Graham's Bus Service, Paisley in 1971. They were also the last in a long line of Guy Arabs both new and second hand.
Photo taken 1971, Graham's Garage, Hawkhead, Paisley
67. MJG292
East Kent MJG292, an AEC MU3RV Reliance with a Beadle C37F body, seen in Sutherland Street near Victoria Coach Station whilst operating a Skyways contract service was new in 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
68. MJG297
A good general shot of the station with an East Kent coach in the foreground, looks like MJG297, an AEC Reliance with Beadle body new in 1957, and some Thames Valley K types in the distance
Photo taken c. 1957, London Victoria Coach Station
69. MJG43
East Kent MJG43 and MJG44, AEC Reliance MU3RU new in 1957 with Beadle C32C bodies, modified to C41C in 1970. Two for the price of one ! in the later maroon grey livery. The Bedford on the left of the picture is 639MUR.
Photo taken Cliftonville Coach Park, Margate
70. MJG43
The East Kent Beadle-bodied AEC Reliance coaches got around quite a bit even in NBC days, when their non-corporate colour scheme might have attracted attention. MJG43 is seen here in a rather damp Blackpool with what I suspect is a Bostock's of Congleton coach behind it.
Photo taken Seafield Road, Blackpool
71. MJG50
East Kent RCC MJG50 & MJG47, AEC Reliance MU3RVs with Beadle C32C bodies, new in 1957. The one on the right appears to have had a home made offside windscreen fitted, without the surrounding brightwork.
Photo taken July 1970, Rock-A-Nore Road Coach Park, Hastings
72. MJG50
East Kent Road Car Company MJG50, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Beadle C41C body of 1957. There were only 12 of these (41 to 52, although EK did not use fleet numbers) but I recall seeing them all the time on services to Victoria Coach Station. This one has additional trim around its waist in order to take an early EK interpretation of NBC livery.
Photo taken 1975, Battersea Wharf
73. NFN342
East Kent NFN342, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Beadle C41F body new in 1957 seen at Victoria Coach Station operating a Skyways contract service.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Victoria Coach Station
74. PFN853
Former East Kent PFN853, a 1958 AEC Regent V with Park Royal FH72F body, now minus its roof and being used as a sightseeing bus in Central London
Photo taken 2002, London Victoria Station
75. PFN858
Former East Kent PFN858, a 1958 AEC Regent V with Park Royal FH72F body, preserved in the colours of Lockeys, St Helen Auckland, Co. Durham.
Photo taken Sunday 3 April 2005, Wisley Aerodrome
76. PFN858
Lockeys of St Helen Auckland, Co. Durham, PFN858, an AEC Regent V of 1958 with Park Royal H40/32F bodywork, new to East Kent.
Photo taken May 1972, Lockey's Garage, St. Helen Auckland
77. PFN857
Former East Kent PFN857, an AEC Regent V 2LD3RA with Park Royal FH40/32F body, new in 1959, and seen here whilst owned by an unidentified non-PSV operator near Swinton, Lancashire (or Greater Manchester, if you must)
Photo taken September 1971, Swinton, Lancashire
78. PFN858
East Kent PFN858 was one of forty A.E.C. 2LD3RA Regent Vs new in 1959. They had Park Royal FH40/32F bodies.
Photo taken Sunday 31 January 1960, Canterbury Bus Station
79. PFN865
PFN865, former East Kent Regent V 2LD3RA with double-deck FH40/32F Park Royal body new in 6/59 as part of the only batch of full-fronted buses ordered by the operator registered PFN843-82.
Photo taken Sunday 28 April 2013, Bristol Harbourside
80. PFN874
Preserved former East Kent PFN874, an AEC Regent V with Park Royal FH40/32F body, new in April 1959
Photo taken Sunday 15 July 2007, Alton
81. PFN874
Another East Kent double decker on the internal bus service, AEC Regent PFN874.
Photo taken Saturday 6 April 2013, Kent Showground, Detling
82. PFN875
East Kent PFN875, an AEC Regent V with Park Royal FH40/32F body, new in May 1959 and later converted to open top
Photo taken Summer 1975, Hovercraft Terminal near Ramsgate (Pegwell Bay?)
83. PFN876
East Kent PFN876, 'unclothed' at Herne Bay depot, withdrawn for disposal. Overhaul of this vehicle had commenced, but not completed.
Photo taken February 1976, Herne Bay Depot
84. PFN880
East Kent PFN880 was one of forty A.E.C. 2LD3RA Regent Vs new in 1959. They had Park Royal FH40/32F bodies.
Photo taken Sunday 31 January 1960, Canterbury Bus Station
85. PFN882
PFN882, AEC Regent/Park Royal in the East Kent fleet. Mention has been made of later Regents being used as OMO but PFN882 seems to have been fitted for this method of fare collection. Unfortunately it was impossible to photograph the nearside front so unable to see what alterations were made, or, if indeed it was ever used in service.
Photo taken Sunday 25 July 1971, Westwood Garage, Ramsgate
86. TFN401
East Kent TFN401, an AEC Reliance/Park Royal DP41F, parked at Russell Street, Dover depot in August 1969.
Photo taken August 1969, Russell Street Depot, Dover
87. TFN419
East Kent TFN419, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Park Royal DP41F body new in 1960, and behind from the same batch, TFN432.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 1960, Westminster
88. TFN431
East Kent TFN431, a 1960 AEC Reliance with Park Royal DP41F body, hiding its 11 years in service superbly, passes the foot of Surrey Road, Cliftonville, where I believe, each road had an illuminated sign during the holiday season. A few of the "excursionists" are sufficiently awake to spot the photographer.
Photo taken Saturday 24 July 1971, Eastern Esplanade, Margate
89. VJG500
East Kent Road Car Co VJG500, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Park Royal DP41F body at the bodybuilders when new in 1960
Photo taken 1960, London Park Royal Works
90. WFN503
East Kent WFN503 is a 1960 AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Park Royal DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 5 June 1977, Folkestone Harbour Station
91. WFN513
East Kent WFN513, a 1961 AEC Reliance with Park Royal dual purpose bodywork. East Kent bought many examples of Park Royal bodywork for their saloons, many of them to a style unique to East Kent.
Photo taken 1997, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate
92. 527FN
East Kent 527FN, AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Park Royal C46F body, new in July 1962.
93. 532FN
East Kent 532FN, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Park Royal C46F body, new in 1962 - in case you're wondering 2U3RA means a 36ft Reliance 590 ("2U"), with syncromesh gearbox ("3"), right hand drive ("R") and air brakes ("A").
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
94. YJG807
East Kent YJG807, a 1962 AEC Bridgemaster with Park Royal body.
Photo taken Saturday 31 March 2012, Kent Showground, Detling
95. YJG808
East Kent YJG808, an AEC/PRV 72-seat forward entrance Bridgemaster new in 1962.
Photo taken August 1968, Biggin Street, Dover
96. 6542FN
East Kent RCC 6542FN, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA / Park Royal C49F of 1963.
Photo taken 1973, Battersea Wharf
97. 6544FN
East Kent 6544FN, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Park Royal C49F body, new in 1963
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
98. 6545FN
Caroline Seagull, Great Yarmouth, 6545FN, A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1963 and rebodied C49F by Plaxton in 1974. New as East Kent 6545 with Park Royal C49F bodywork. At the time of the photograph seating capacity was 53.
Photo taken October 1982, Great Yarmouth
99. 6546FN
East Kent Road Car 6546FN, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Park Royal C49F body, new in 1963. The photo captures the transition to NBC uniformity, East Kent were reluctant in the early days to toe the party line.
Photo taken Summer 1973, Battersea Wharf, London
100. AFN491B
Seen here in Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh is Thomas, West Ewell AFN491B which was one of twelve A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliances new to East Kent in May/June 1964 with Duple Commander C34F bodies.
Photo taken Sunday 9 July 1978, Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh
101. AFN496B
Ebdon, Sidcup AFN496B was one of twelve A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliances new to East Kent in May/June 1964 with Duple Commander C34F bodies. This one was numbered 8496 in May 1977 when fleet numbers were allocated. Sold to Ensign (dealer), Grays in May 1978 it passed to Ebdon in the same month. It was seen in Butterwick at Hammersmith whilst working a rail replacement service for London Transport.
Photo taken Sunday 4 February 1979, Butterwick, Hammersmith
102. AFN499B
Thomas, West Ewell AFN499B was the last of twelve A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliances new to East Kent in May/June 1964 with Duple Commander C34F bodies. This one was numbered 8499 in May 1977 when fleet numbers were allocated.
Photo taken Sunday 9 July 1978, Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh
103. AFN596B
JDW AEC Reliance / Park Royal AFN596B, ex East Kent.
Photo taken June 1978, Old Cattle Market, Ipswich
104. AFN598B
Berresford purchased a selection of vehicles from East Kent between 1977 and 1979. One of these was AFN598B and AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Park Royal C49F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1981, Berresfords Depot, Cheddleton
105. AFN603B
East Kent AFN603B, an AEC Reliance with Park Royal body.
Photo taken October 1970, Bedford Place, Southampton
106. AFN771B
East Kent AFN771B, an AEC Regent V with Park Royal body from 1964.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Canterbury Bus Station
107. AFN775B
East Kent AEC Regent V AFN775B new in 1964
Photo taken January 1977, Canterbury Bus Station
108. AFN781B
East Kent AEC Regent Mk V, registered AFN781B, on a wet- looking March 1978 day in Canterbury.
Photo taken Monday 20 March 1978, Rose Lane, Canterbury
109. DJG620C
Twenty-six A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliances with Park Royal C49F bodies were delivered to East Kent between March and June 1965. Numbered 8620 in May 1977, DJG620C was withdrawn later in the year and passed to Ebdon, Sidcup in June 1978.
Photo taken Sunday 4 February 1979, Butterwick, Hammersmith
110. DJG628C
Ex-East Kent AEC Reliance/Park Royal DJG629C at Brentwood station on the route to Collier Row.
Photo taken Brentwood Station
111. DJG629C
Ex-East Kent AEC Reliance/Park Royal DJG629C as Bordabus BA3 at (probably) Collier Row, on the service to Brentwood via Harold Hill.
Photo taken Collier Row
112. GJG641D
East Kent GJG641D was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Park Royal C49F body seen turning from Buckingham Palace Road into Semley Place as it approaches Victoria Coach Station in London.
Photo taken Monday 31 May 1971, Semley Place entrance, London Victoria Coach Station
113. GJG642D
East Kent, Canterbury GJG642D, seen in Victoria Coach Station, was the last but one of twelve A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliances with Park Royal C49F bodies new in early 1966.
Photo taken Saturday 25 September 1971, London Victoria Coach Station
114. GJG737D
Northumbria MS, 73 GJG737D, an A E C Regent V 2D3RA built in 1966 with Park Royal H40/32F bodywork.
Photo taken mid/late 1980s, High Street, Stockton-on-Tees
115. GJG739D
Preserved East Kent 7739, GJG739D, an A.E.C. 2D3RA Regent V with a Park Royal H40/32F body new in January 1966 is seen here laying over in Suffolk Way, Sevenoaks whilst being used on the Country Bus Running Day from Sevenoaks Bus Station.
Photo taken Sunday 22 May 2016, Suffolk Way, Sevenoaks
116. GJG747D
An ex-East Kent Regent, GJG747D, parked by Hyde Park in London on 20th June 1987. The livery, advertising a double glazing firm, and the clothes and luggage left in the bus, suggest that it might have been with a youth group or similar.
Photo taken Saturday 20 June 1987, London Hyde Park
117. GJG750D
Preserved former East Kent GJG750D, an AEC Regent V with Park Royal H40/32F body, new in February 1966.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 2006, Wisley Aerodrome
118. GJG753D
Ex-East Kent Regent GJG753D was photographed at Chingford in March 1988, where it might have delivered a party visiting the southern end of Epping Forest.
Photo taken Saturday 19 March 1988, Chingford Station
119. GJG757D
East Kent GJG757D, a 1966 AEC Regent V with Park Royal body
Photo taken Saturday 31 March 2012, Kent Showground, Detling
120. GJG737D
East Kent 7737, GJG737D, an AEC Regent V with Park Royal H40/32F body, seen in the bus station in Canterbury.
Photo taken Tuesday 23 June 1981, Canterbury
121. GJG753D
East Kent 7753, GJG753D, an AEC Regent V with Park Royal H40/32F body, seen near the bus station in Canterbury.
Photo taken Tuesday 23 June 1981, Canterbury
122. GJG754D
Rear view of East Kent 7754, GJG754D, an AEC Regent V with Park Royal H40/32F body, seen in the bus station in Canterbury.
Photo taken Tuesday 23 June 1981, Canterbury
123. MFN945F
MFN945F, an AEC Regent V with Park Royal H40/32F body, seen in the parking area at Dover, Pencester Road between contract journeys in September 1982.
Photo taken September 1982, Pencester Road, Dover
124. MFN946F
MFN946F, preserved East Kent 1967 AEC Regent V 2D3RA with Park Royal H72F bodywork is seen here at the 2007 Worthing Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 29 July 2007, Marine Parade, Worthing
125. MFN946F
Now preserved but in 1971 hard at work, MFN946F, AEC Regent on Margate sea front on its way to Birchington (Minnis Bay).
Photo taken Saturday 24 July 1971, near Clock Tower, Sea Front, Margate
126. MFN951F
East Kent MFN951F, a 1967 AEC Regent V 3D2RA with Park Royal bodywork seen in service with Northumbria as a driver trainer
Photo taken 1996, off Charlestown Road, Halifax
127. OFN710F
Right gentlemen this is one for the little grey cells to ponder! This former East Kent (?) saloon was seen a number of years ago on a slip road from the A1 at Wetherby in use as a road side caff. Does anyone of our experts know exactly what the bus is? I assume it is a Reliance of some kind with possibly Marshall bodywork but I am whistling in the dark really as I'm basing my guess of East Kent purely on the fleetname oval on the side panel.
Photo taken early 1990s, Wetherby
128. OJG136F
How inconsiderate of these intending passengers to obstruct the identity of the nearest East Kent coach which, with OJG136F and DJG620C, AEC Reliances with Willowbrook and Park Royal bodies , were providing a service between Dover Priory Station and the Sealink terminal. The brown AEC coach with centre entrance is intriguing to the left but I did not note any details of it
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1975, Dover
129. RFN953G
East Kent Daimler Fleetline RFN953G left the work to its older brethren and remained parked at the rally site.
Photo taken Saturday 6 April 2013, Kent Showground, Detling
130. RFN953G
Preserved East Kent RFN953G, Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Park Royal H39/33F body, new in May 1969
Photo taken Saturday 16 February 2008, Hawkhurst
131. RFN953G
Preserved East Kent RFN953G, a Daimler Fleetline with Park Royal H39/33F body, new in May 1969.
Photo taken Saturday 16 February 2008, turning into High Street, Hawkhurst
132. RFN953G
RFN953G, a Daimler Fleetline/Park Royal H39/33F, was new to East Kent in May 1969. Seen in December 1983 in the parking area at Pencester Road, this bus is now preserved.
Photo taken December 1983, Pencester Road, Dover
133. RFN954G
East Kent were one of the last BET companies to opt for rear engined chassis. Seen after conversion to opentop and sale to Guide Friday is RFN954G, a 1969 Park Royal bodied Daimler Fleetline.
Photo taken 1998, Cambridge
134. RFN954G
RFN968G, a Daimler Fleetline/Park Royal H39/33F, was new to East Kent in May 1969. On loan to Maidstone & District in December 1982, the oversized fleetnumber was for the benefit of the cameras at Chatham Pentagon bus station.
Photo taken December 1982, Chatham Rail Station
135. VFN37H
Seen at the coach park at London Zoo is East Kent VFN37H, an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body.
Photo taken Sunday 22 July 1973, London Zoo
136. VFN39H
East Kent RCC VFN39H, an AEC Reliance 691 6U3ZR with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body, new in 1970. Brand new that very month and seen operating a local excursion whilst passing the entrance arch to Pevensey Castle.
Photo taken July 1970, Castle entrance, High St./Castle Rd., Pevensey
137. VUF320K
East Kent 7320 was VUF320K, a Daimler Fleetline CRL6 with Northern Counties H43/20D bodywork new to Southdown (2120) in August 1971.
Photo taken December 1983, Pencester Road, Dover
138. WJG470J
Preserved ex East Kent WJG470J is an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR with Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 2009, Marine Parade, Worthing
139. WJG472J
Having just turned from Buckingham Palace Road into Semley Place, Victoria and about to enter the Coach Station, is East Kent, Canterbury WJG472J, an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F body, new in June 1971.
Photo taken Monday 31 May 1971, Semley Place, London Victoria