SCT '61 Photo Index
Guernsey Motors & Railway
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1. 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
2. 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Guernsey Railways 14 (506), a Vixen new in 1947 with Duple B35F body and withdrawn in 1964.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
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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
11. 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
12. 2972
Guernseybus open top RT 18, reg 2972, former RT4037, LUC196.
Photo taken June 1998, Pleinmont, Guernsey
13. 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
14. 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
15. 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
16. 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
17. 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
18. 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
19. 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
20. 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
21. 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
22. 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
23. 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
24. 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
25. 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
26. 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
27. 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
28. 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
29. 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
30. 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
31. 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
32. 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
33. 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
34. 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
35. 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
36. 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
37. 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