SCT '61 Photo Index
Hicks Bros
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1. MNO194
Eastern National 1116, MNO194, seen at Braintree was new in 1947 and was a Leyland PD1 with a Leyland L27/26R body. It was new as Hicks Brothers 82, but control of Hicks had passed to Eastern National in 1950 after Hicks sold out to the British Transport Commission and it was renumbered 1116 in the 1954 renumbering. In 1955 Hicks Brothers was wound up and the vehicles transferred to the main fleet. In 1961 it was rebuilt to PO33/26R and again renumbered, to 2104, in August 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Braintree Bus Park
2. NEV609
Hicks Bros Guy Arab 84, NEV609, new c. 1948 with a Strachan L27/26R body.
Photo taken Judd Street Coach Station, London Kings Cross
3. OVW756
Hicks Bros 90, OVW756, a Guy Arab III with Strachans L55R body, new in 1949.
Photo taken Judd Street Coach Station, London Kings Cross
4. OVW756
Eastern National 1191, OVW756, seen at Braintree was a Guy Arab III with a Strachan L27/28R which had been new in 1949 as Hicks Brothers 90. With the sale of the Hicks Brothers business to the British Transport Commission in 1950 control was passed to Eastern National and the company operated as a subsidiary until 1955 when Hicks Brothers was wound up and the vehicles transferred to the main fleet. It had been renumbered in 1954 when the Eastern National, Westcliff and Hicks fleets were renumbered into a common series.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Braintree Bus Park
5. PTW623
Eastern National 222, PTW623, a Maudslay Marathon III with Duple FC33F body, new in 1950 with fleet number 4108.
Photo taken 1959/60, Central London?
6. PTW625
Eastern National 1194, PTW625, was a Guy Arab III with a Strachan L27/28R body which had been number 4110 when new in 1950. It was one of three vehicles ordered by Hicks Brothers before the sale of their business to the British Transport Commission and was delivered in Eastern National livery with Hicks fleetnames and licensed to Hicks.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Braintree Bus Park