SCT '61 Photo Index
Guernsey Motors & Railway
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1. 3810
Guernsey Railway Company 24, 3810, was a Leyland KP3 Cub which, when new in June 1934 to Collenette (Paragon), St. Sampson, had a Strachans B29F body. It passed, in July 1948, to Falla (Paragon), St. Sampson as number 6 and in June 1950 it was converted to forward control and fitted with the Heaver FB35F body seen here.
Photo taken Saturday 11 June 1966, St Peter Port Bus Stand, Guernsey
2. 864
Guernsey Railway Company 25, 864, was a Leyland KP3 Cub which, when new, in June 1935 to Collenette (Paragon), St. Sampson, as number 2, had been fitted with a Strachans B29F body.
Photo taken Sunday 12 June 1966, Guernsey
3. 5499
Guernsey Motors 26, 5499, acquired in January 1963, with the business of Falla (Bluebird), Vale to whom it had been new in April 1939 as number 7, was a Reo Gold Crown with a Heaver FB35F body, which in 1954 had replaced the original Heaver FB35F body, it having earlier been fitted with a Perkins P6 engine in March 1952, and it was withdrawn in October 1967.
Photo taken Friday 10 June 1966
4. 4400
New in 1946 to Guernsey Railways, number 12 is a Guy Vixen with a Duple B35F body seen at St. Peter Port in August 1966.
Photo taken August 1966, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
5. 2126
Guernsey Railway Company 22, 2126 was the last of nine Guy Vixens delivered in July 1947. It had a Duple B35F body and was withdrawn in September 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 11 June 1966, St Peter Port Bus Stand, Guernsey
6. 3990
A second shot of Guernsey Motors 29, 3990, which was one of three Commer Commandos acquired in January 1963, with the business of Falla (Bluebird), Vale, to whom it had been new in 1947 as number 6. It had a Heaver B35F body and was withdrawn in October 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 11 June 1966, St Peter Port Bus Stand, Guernsey
7. 3990
Guernsey Motors 29, 3990, was one of three Commer Commandos acquired in January 1963, with the business of Falla (Bluebird), Vale, to whom it had been new in 1947 as number 6. It had a Heaver B35F body and was withdrawn in October 1967.
Photo taken Friday 10 June 1966
8. 4400
Guernsey Railway Company 12, 4400, had started life in July 1947 as Guernsey Motors 17 and was a Guy Vixen with a Duple B35F body.
Photo taken Friday 10 June 1966
9. 500
Guernsey Railway Company 7, 500, a Guy Vixen with a Duple B35F body was one of nine, new in July 1947. It was withdrawn in September 1967.
Photo taken Friday 10 June 1966
10. 501
Guernsey Railway Company 8, 501, a Guy Vixen with a Duple B35F body was one of nine, new in July 1947. It was withdrawn in September 1967.
Photo taken Friday 10 June 1966
11. 506
Guernsey Railways 14 (506), a Vixen new in 1947 with Duple B35F body and withdrawn in 1964. GR had 10 of these buses (one of which served initially in the Guernsey Motors fleet). Some of these lasted until 1967 but, although several ended their days in Priaulx' scrapyard, by 1978 only this and a Victor remained there.
Photo taken August 1978, Priaulx Scrapyard, Guernsey
12. 506
New in July 1947, Guernsey Railway 14, 506, was a Guy Vixen with a Duple B35F body. It was withdrawn in September 1967.
Photo taken Sunday 12 June 1966
13. 4496
Guernsey Motors 38, 4496, was an Austin CXB with a Strachans B32F body new in January 1948, which was withdrawn in September 1966.
Photo taken Friday 10 June 1966
14. 4508
Guernsey Motors 43, 4508, new in June 1948, was an Austin CXB with a Barnard B33F body. One of four such buses, it was withdrawn in September 1969.
Photo taken Saturday 11 June 1966, St Peter Port Bus Stand, Guernsey
15. 4510
Guernsey Motors 44, 4510, (all Guernsey registrations are numbers only) a 1948 Austin CXB with Barnard body. This bus is now in service in the Isles of Scilly and re-registered VVS912.
Photo taken 1985, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
16. 4512
Guernsey Motors 45, reg.no. 4512, believed to be an Austin CXB with a Barnard B33F body. New in 1948 and parked in St. Peter Port.
Photo taken August 1966, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
17. 2634
Guernseybus 15, 2634, an A E C Regent 3RT built in 1950 with Park Royal bodywork converted to opentop in 1988. Originally registered KXW476 and new as London Transport RT1377 with Saunders bodywork.
Photo taken July 1989, Picquet House, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
18. 4818
Guernsey Motors 29, 4818, an Albion FT3AB Victor, new in November 1949 with a Heaver B35F body, was acquired in January 1963 from Falla (Paragon), St. Sampson number 7.
Photo taken Saturday 11 June 1966, St Peter Port Bus Stand, Guernsey
19. 6287
Guernsey Motors 52, 6287, was the second of five Austin CXBs new in January 1949 with Thurgood B32F bodies, and was withdrawn in September 1970.
Photo taken Saturday 11 June 1966, St Peter Port Bus Stand, Guernsey
20. 6289
Guernsey Motors 54, 6289, was an Austin CXB with a Thurgood B32F body new in January 1949, and was withdrawn in September 1970.
Photo taken Friday 10 June 1966
21. 732
This is an Albion Victor with a Reading B36F body. The Guernsey registration is 732. Seen at St. Peter Port and operated by Watson Brothers of Guernsey.
Photo taken August 1966, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
22. 2493
Guernseybus 16, 2493, a Leyland Tiger PS1 built in 1951 with Guernseybus/Priaulx O35F bodywork from 1989.
Photo taken July 1989, Picquet House, S.t Peter Port, Guernsey
23. 3901
Guernsey Motors 46, 3901, an Austin CXB with a Thurgood B32F body was new in January 1950, and was withdrawn in September 1967.
Photo taken Friday 10 June 1966
24. 6435
Guernsey Railway Company 35, 6435, was an Albion FT39N Victor new in March 1950 with a Heaver B35F body. It was withdrawn in September 1973.
Photo taken Saturday 11 June 1966, St Peter Port Bus Stand, Guernsey
25. 6436
Guernsey Railway Company towing vehicle on trade plate T145, was an Albion FT39N Victor with a Heaver B35F body, originally 36, 6436, in the Guernsey Motors fleet.
Photo taken Friday 27 April 1979, Rue De Bouillon, Guernsey
26. 732
A nearside view of Guernsey Railway Company 22, 732, which was an Albion FT3AB Victor with a Reading B36F body. It had been new to Watson, St. Martin in February 1950, passing to Guernsey Railway Co. In February 1978.
Photo taken Friday 27 April 1979, Guernsey
27. 732
Guernsey Railway Company 22, 732 displaying a fairly permanent timetable on the entrance door, was an Albion FT3AB Victor with a Reading B36F body which had been new to Watson, St. Martin in February 1950.
Photo taken Friday 27 April 1979, St. Peter Port Bus Station
28. 732
Guernsey Railway Company 22, 732, was an Albion FT3AB Victor with a Reading B36F body. Seen in the layover area of the St. Peter Port Bus Station, it had been new to Watson, St. Martin in February 1950, passing to Guernsey Railway Co. in February 1978.
Photo taken Friday 27 April 1979, St. Peter Port Bus Station
29. 1916
Guernsey Motors 17, 1916, was the first of three Austin CXDs with Thurgood B33F bodies new in 1951 and was new in April. It was withdrawn in September 1970.
Photo taken Saturday 11 June 1966, St Peter Port Bus Stand, Guernsey
30. 2486
Guernsey Motors 19, 2486, was the last of three Austin CXDs with Thurgood B33F bodies which were new in 1951, 19 being new in May. It was withdrawn in September 1970.
Photo taken Friday 10 June 1966
31. 2972
Guernseybus open top RT 18, reg 2972, former RT4037, LUC196.
Photo taken June 1998, Pleinmont, Guernsey
32. 6440
Guernsey Railway Company 40, 6440, one of three new in March 1951, was an Albion FT39N Victor with a Heaver B35F body, and was withdrawn in September 1974.
Photo taken Saturday 11 June 1966, St Peter Port Bus Stand, Guernsey
33. 2388
Guernseybus 14, 2388, an A E C Regent 3RT built in 1949/50 with Weymann O28/27R bodywork converted in 1987. Originally registered KXW123 and new as London Transport RT2494 and weighing in at 7tons 10cwt.
Photo taken July 1989, Picquet House, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
34. 3992
Ex Watson's 21 (3992) was an Albion Victor FT39N/Reading B36F new in 1952 and withdrawn by GR in 1980. This and this and a Guernsey Railways Albion are seen at the very pleasant bus station in St Peter Port, the Island's main town.
Photo taken August 1978, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
35. 1787
The little Watson's Garage Ltd finally sold out to Guernsey Railway Co Ltd in February 1978. 20 (1787) was a 1954 Albion Victor FT39AN with Reading B36F body (to a square style, not the older-looking curved design favoured by Guernsey Motors/Railways). It never gained GR colours, being sold in 1980 for preservation on the mainland although it subsequently returned to Guernsey.
Photo taken August 1978, Guernsey
36. 1787
Guernsey Railway Company 20, 1787, was an Albion FT39AN, Victor with a Reading B36F body still in the livery of Watson, St. Martin to whom it had been new in June 1954 and from whom it had been acquired in February 1978. Alongside is Guernsey Railway Company 96, 14628, an Albion NS3AN Nimbus with a Reading B35F body new in April 1964.
Photo taken Friday 27 April 1979, Guernsey
37. 6768
Guernsey Motors 66, 6768, an Albion FT39AN Victor had a Heaver B35F body and was new in April 1955. It was transferred to Guernsey Railway Company in October 1973.
Photo taken Saturday 11 June 1966, St Peter Port Bus Stand, Guernsey
38. 6768
Guernsey Railway 66, reg.no.6768 and Guernsey 57, reg.no.2616, Albion Victor FT39ANs with Heaver B35F body, 66 new in May 1955 and 57 in 1956.
Photo taken August 1978, St. Peter Port Bus Station, Guernsey
39. 6769
Guernsey 55, reg.no.6769 and Guernsey 60, reg.no.9434. 55 was an Albion Victor FT39AN with a Heaver B35F body new in May 1955 while 60 was an Albion NS3N with a Reading B35F body, new in 1960.
Photo taken August 1978, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
40. 8226
Guernsey Albion's 76, reg 8226, and 94, reg 12726 with Reading B35F body new in 1963.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 August 1978, Grandes Rocques, Guernsey
41. 1982
Guernsey Motors 70 an Albion Victor FT39AN with Heaver B35F body new about 1956 seen in St Peter Port Bus Station.
Photo taken 1976, St. Peter Port Bus Station, Guernsey
42. 2027
Four Albion FT39AN Victors were new to Guernsey Motors in January 1956 and 71, 2027, like the others, had a Heaver B35F body. It was transferred to Guernsey Railway Company in October 1973.
Photo taken Sunday 12 June 1966, St Peter Port Bus Stand, Guernsey
43. 3324
Guernsey Railway Company 59, 3324, an Albion FT39AN Victor, was mew in November 1956 and had a Heaver B35F body.
Photo taken Saturday 11 June 1966, St Peter Port Bus Stand, Guernsey
44. 1982
Guernsey Motors and Guernsey Railways were a jointly run company who for a number of years used different liveries for the two branches of the company. Seen at St Peter Port in 1977 is a red Albion Victor with Heaver bodywork of the Motors fleet, 70, 1982, and a Bedford J4E25 with Reading body which has more than a passing resemblance to the Victor, 105, 19663. The Albion dates from the late fifties and the Bedford from the mid sixties
Photo taken 1978, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
45. 8227
Preserved former Guernsey Motors 77, with its original Guernsey registration of 8227 is a Reading-bodied Albion Victor, new in 1958.
Photo taken mid-1982, Tenterden, Kent
46. 8229
Guernsey Motors 79, 8229, was the last of four Albion FT39KAN Victors new in 1958. It had a Reading B35F body and was new in March 1958, being transferred to Guernsey Railway Company in October 1973.
Photo taken Sunday 12 June 1966, St Peter Port Bus Stand, Guernsey
47. YFO127
Preserved former Guernsey Motors 77, YFO127 (the original Guernsey registration was 8227), a Reading-bodied Albion Victor, new in 1958
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 2006, Wisley Aerodrome
48. 1309
Guernsey Motors 23, 1309, a 1960 Albion Nimbus with Reading bodywork, acquired with the Watson's Grey business. The white number in the windscreen is the route number.
Photo taken 17 August 1979, St. Peter Port Bus Station, Guernsey
49. 1309
A rear view of Guernsey Railway Company 23, 1309, which was an Albion NS3N Nimbus with a Reading B36F body. It had been new to Watson, St. Martin in June 1960, was acquired in February 1978, and is seen in the parking area at the St. Peter Port Bus Station.
Photo taken Friday 27 April 1979, St. Peter Port Bus Station
50. 9434
Guernsey Railway 60, reg.no.9434, an Albion NS3N with a Reading B35F body, new in 1960.
Photo taken Tuesday 29 August 1978, Cobo Bay, Guernsey
51. 9437
Guernsey Motors 81, 9437, one of four such buses new in April 1960, was an Albion NS3N Nimbus with a Reading B35F body.
Photo taken Saturday 11 June 1966, St Peter Port Bus Stand, Guernsey
52. 11674
A rear view of Guernsey Railway Company 88, 11674, which was an Albion NS3AN Nimbus with a Reading B35F body new in January 1962 as Guernsey Motors 88, and acquired from them in October 1973.
Photo taken Friday 27 April 1979, St. Peter Port Bus Station
53. 11675
Albion Nimbus 89 (11675) was one of many such vehicles with Reading bodywork of a style dating back to the 1940s/50s, this one having been new to Guernsey Motors Ltd in 1962. Both the main Guernsey companies had been under the control of the Red & White United Transport group since 1949 (GR) and 1951 (GM) with the resultant standardisation on Albions. Acquired by GR in 1973, 89 is seen here after the GM and GR fleets merged.
Photo taken August 1978, Guernsey
54. 31916
286KTA is a 1962 Bristol SUL4A/ECW DP33F new to Western National as their 434. In 1971 it was renumbered 1234 and sold in December 1979. It was refurbished and saw service in Guernsey with Guernsey Motor Co. later Guernseybus, as 154 and registered 31916.
Photo taken Saturday 20 September 2014, Kingsbridge
55. 12727
Guernsey Railway Company 70, 12727, new in April 1963, was an Albion NS3AN Nimbus with a Reading B35F body.
Photo taken Saturday 11 June 1966, St Peter Port Bus Stand, Guernsey
56. 8226
1963 Albion Victor of Guernsey Railways with Reading body. Numbered 78 it carried the Guernsey registration 8226. It is seen waiting time at St Peter Port in 1978
Photo taken 1978, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
57. 14531
Guernsey Railways moved from Albion chassis to Bedford in the mid sixties, using the truck based J4 chassis. The early ones carried Reading bodywork very similar to bodies they had supplied on Albion chassis. 100, 14531, stands in the bus station in St Peter Port.
Photo taken Tuesday 21 August 1979, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
58. 14626
Guernsey Railway 72, 14626, was an Albion NS3AN Nimbus, new in April 1964, with a Reading B35F body.
Photo taken Sunday 12 June 1966
59. 14626
Guernsey Railway, an associate company of Guernsey Motors, bought this Albion Nimbus with Reading B35F bodywork with a very rounded rear end. 172, 14626, when delivered in 1964 was numbered 72. Partly visible is a Reading bodied Albion Victor.
Photo taken 17 August 1979, St. Peter Port Bus Station, Guernsey
60. 14628
Guernsey Railway Company 20, 1787, was an Albion FT39AN, Victor with a Reading B36F body still in the livery of Watson, St. Martin to whom it had been new in June 1954 and from whom it had been acquired in February 1978. Alongside is Guernsey Railway Company 96, 14628, an Albion NS3AN Nimbus with a Reading B35F body new in April 1964.
Photo taken Friday 27 April 1979, Guernsey
61. 16216
Guernsey Railway Company 75, 16216, was new in May 1965 and was an Albion NS3AN Nimbus with a Reading B35F body.
Photo taken Sunday 12 June 1966, Guernsey
62. 16216
A rear view of Guernsey Railway 75, a 1965 Albion Nimbus with Reading bodywork showing the vintage styling of the rear.
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2014, Coach Street Car Park, Skipton
63. 16216
Guernsey for many years had very strict rules about vehicle size which resulted in small buses being the norm. This Albion Nimbus NS3AN has a Reading 35 seat body and dates from 1965. When new it was 75, 16216, in the Guernsey Railways fleet and was the last Guernsey Nimbus to enter service. Now preserved it carries a UK 1965 registration, JNP590C. It is seen at the Aire Valley running day
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2014, Coach Street Car Park, Skipton
64. 14223
Guernsey Motors 99, 14223, a 1966 Bedford J4EZ1 with Reading bodywork seating 35 loads up at the central St Peter Port terminus at the Piquet House.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 August 1984, St Peter Port, Guernsey
65. 14531
Guernsey Motors 100, 14531, was new in June 1966 and was a Bedford J4EZ1 with a Reading B35F body.
Photo taken Saturday 11 June 1966, Guernsey
66. 31902
Guernsey Bus was formed from the old Guernsey Railways and Guernsey Motors fleet and was for a time owned by Trafalgar House who used a variety of small Bristol chassis bought second hand from the UK mainland. Many of the early example were Bristol SU chassis with ECW bodywork. Seen at L'Ancresse is 129, 31902, a 1966 Bristol SU4A with ECW bus body which was new to Southern National as their 689, EDV552D, and was withdrawn by Western National in 1979.
Photo taken Sunday 21 July 1985, L'Ancresse, Guernsey
67. 18262
Guernseybus 102, 18262, a Bedford J4EZ1 built in 1967 with Reading bodywork. New to Guernsey Railway and weighed 4tons 4cwt. At the time I was there most of the fleet was imported Bristol LHs or younger Bedfords than this one.
Photo taken July 1989, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
68. 28404
Trade plates T145 were carried by this shortened Albion Victor/Heaver, originally no.36 in the GR fleet and new in 1950. Converted for towing use in 1974, it was reported quite recently on the UK mainland with travellers. The Bedford alongside, 121 (28404), was an SB5 with Wadham Stringer B39F bodywork new in 1976 and carrying the Guernsey Railways green livery first adopted when the fleets merged under new ownership in 1976.
Photo taken August 1978, St. Peter Port, Guernsey