SCT '61 Photo Index
Isle of Man Road Services
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1. MN5105
Engine detail fully revealed on Isle of Man Road Services 117, MN5105, a 1927 Leyland Lion PLSC1 with Massey B28R body during its major rebuild.
Photo taken Thursday 20 April 2017, Engineering workshop, c/o Terminus Buildings, Strathallan Crescent, Douglas
2. MN5105
Isle of Man Road Services 117, MN5105, a Leyland PLSC1 with a Massey B28R body dating from 1927, stands next to 13, MN5454, a Hall Lewis-bodied Thornycroft of 1928.
Photo taken Friday 1 August 2014, Port Erin, IOM
3. MN5105
Isle of Man Road Services 117, MN5105, a Leyland Lion PLSC1 with Massey B28R body new in July 1927 is happily having a major makeover for its 90th birthday, quite a contrast with its 2014 photograph on here.
Photo taken Thursday 20 April 2017, Engineering workshop, c/o Terminus Buildings, Strathallan Crescent, Douglas
4. MN5454
Isle of Man Road Services 117, MN5105, a Leyland PLSC1 with a Massey B28R body dating from 1927, stands next to 13, MN5454, a Hall Lewis-bodied Thornycroft of 1928.
Photo taken Friday 1 August 2014, Port Erin, IOM
5. MN5454
Isle of Man Road Services 13, MN5454, is a Thornycroft with a Hall Lewis body dating from 1930. It is seen acting as an exhibit during the Manx Electric Centenary celebrations.
Photo taken Sunday 2 May 1993, Laxey
6. GMN145
Isle of Man Road Services Bedford OB 26, GMN145, with Duple B32F body, new in 1945. It lasted until 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1964, Port Erin Station
7. HMN787
Isle of Man Road Services 34, HMN787, a Leyland Tiger PS1/1 built in 1948 with ECW bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Port Erin Garage
8. KMN504
Interior lower saloon shot of IOM Road Services No 2, KMN504, a 1949 all Leyland PD2/1. The bus was renumbered 74 in 1968, withdrawn in 1974 and is now preserved.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2008, Peel, Isle of Man
9. KMN504
Upper saloon shot of IOM Road Services No 2, KMN504, renumbered 74 in 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2008, Peel, Isle of Man
10. KMN504
Isle of Man Road Services 2, KMN504, a 1949 all Leyland PD2/1. It was renumbered 74 in October 1968, withdrawn in 1974 and has subsequently passed to a variety of preservationists. Now back in the Isle of Man it has been returned, this year, to its original identity.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2008, Peel, Isle of Man
11. KMN504
Rear view of IOM Road Services No 2, KMN504, a 1949 all Leyland PD2/1. This bus was renumbered 74 in 1968. Interestingly, in preservation, it carries Fleet No 2 on the outside, and 74 on the inside (at least it did when the photo was taken!)
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2008, Peel, Isle of Man
12. MMN11
Isle of Man Road Services all-Leyland PD2, fleet number 11, MMN11, heads into Douglas from Laxey.
Photo taken Thursday 14 August 1975, Broadway, Douglas, Isle of Man
13. NMN906
Isle of Man Road Services 88, NMN906, an all Leyland PSU1/13, new in 1952.
Photo taken Monday 11 August 1975, Peel, Isle of Man
14. NMN906
All-Leyland PSU1/13 88, NMN906, was new in 1952 to IOM Road Services but, after withdrawal in 1978, continued in use for staff transport for the railway with IOM National Transport and still survives today, although in fairly poor condition after use as a publicity vehicle and then rally control point.
Photo taken Thursday 28 June 1979, Douglas Station, Isle Of Man
15. NMN908
Isle of Man Road Services 90, NMN908, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/13 built in 1952 with Leyland B44F bodywork. Taken unloading at St John's delivering some of the crowds for Tynwald Day.
Photo taken Monday 5 July 1976, St John's, Isle of Man
16. 29HMN
Isle of Man Road Services 29 and 28, 29HMN and 28HMN, were ex-Aldershot & District (282/281, POR428/POR427) Dennis Falcons with Strachan B30F bodies of 1956. Bought by IOMRS in 1967, they are seen just after withdrawal from service.
Photo taken Friday 5 September 1975, Ramsey Bus Station, Isle of Man
17. WMN5
Isle of Man Road Services 5, WMN5, was a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with a Weymann B44F body dating from 1957 and was withdrawn in 1976.
Photo taken September 1975, Douglas Bus Station, Isle of Man
18. WMN8
Isle of Man Road Services 22, WMN8, a 1957 Leyland Tiger Cub with Weymann bodywork. Alongside is 73, LMN73, a 1963 Leyland Titan PD3A/1 with Weymann bodywork that originated in the Bournemouth fleet as their 162, 6162RU.
Photo taken August 1986, Douglas Station, Isle of Man
19. XMN345
Isle of Man Road Services 31, XMN345, a Leyland Titan PD3/3 built in 1958 with Metro-Cammell H41/32R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Bus Station, Douglas, Isle of Man
20. XMN345
XMN345 was a 1958 Leyland PD3/3 with MCW H41/32R bodywork delivered new to IOM Road Services in 1958 as fleet number 31. Renumbered 56 by the time of this photo and again later to 34, it was withdrawn in November 1982 and passed through a succession of owners in East London, mostly as a driving trainer. It was exported to Spain where it still existed in 2004.
Photo taken Saturday 30 June 1979, Port St. Mary, Isle of Man
21. XMN346
Isle of Man Road Services 32, XMN346, a 1958 Leyland Titan PD3/3 with MCW body
Photo taken August 1986, Douglas Station, Isle of Man
22. MMN12
Isle of Man Road Services 12, MMN12, was an all-Leyland PD2/1, and 47, MMN297, was a newly withdrawn Leyland HR40 with a Weymann B40F body, both dating from 1950.
Photo taken Friday 5 September 1975, Ramsey Bus Station, Isle of Man
23. MN44
Inside Peel depot, former Stratford Blue/Midland Red Willowbrook H41/32F bodied Leyland PD3A/1 of 1963 MN44 (formerly 668HNX, Stratford Blue number 1) keeps company with PSUC1/2 Willowbrook 9, 3680MN, of 1961. The saloon still exists in preservation, currently unrestored at Jurby Transport Museum.
Photo taken Thursday 28 June 1979, Peel Depot, Isle of Man
24. 3680MN
Inside Peel depot, former Stratford Blue/Midland Red Willowbrook H41/32F bodied Leyland PD3A/1 of 1963 MN44 (formerly 668HNX, Stratford Blue number 1) keeps company with PSUC1/2 Willowbrook 9, 3680MN, of 1961. The saloon still exists in preservation, currently unrestored at Jurby Transport Museum.
Photo taken Thursday 28 June 1979, Peel Depot, Isle of Man
25. 3682MN
Isle of Man Road Services 56, 3682MN, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1961 with Willowbrook B43F bodywork. When new it had DP41F seating.
Photo taken July 1976, Douglas Bus Station, Isle of Man
26. MN59
Isle of Man Passenger Transport Board tree lopper MN59, Leyland Titan PD3/4 built in 1962/3 with Northern Counties bodywork.
Photo taken July 1985, Isle of Man, south of Snaefell
27. LMN73
LMN73 was a Leyland PD3A/1 with Weymann H39/30F body new to Bournemouth Corporation in 1963 as 162 (6162RU), sold to IOM Road Services in 1974. It is seen here loading at Port Erin on the Douglas service Ė unfortunately the three other friends I was with got on and I didnít!
Photo taken Saturday 30 June 1979, Bridson Street, Port Erin, Isle of Man
28. LMN73
Isle of Man Road Services 22, WMN8, a 1957 Leyland Tiger Cub with Weymann bodywork. Alongside is 73, LMN73, a 1963 Leyland Titan PD3A/1 with Weymann bodywork that originated in the Bournemouth fleet as their 162, 6162RU.
Photo taken August 1986, Douglas Station, Isle of Man
29. LMN76
Isle of Man Road Services LMN76 Leyland Titan PD3A/1 built in 1963 with Weymann H39/30F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1985, Douglas station yard
30. LMN76
Bournemouth Corporation 165, 6165RU, a 1963 Leyland Titan PD3A/1 with Weymann body. These were the first post war buses in Bournemouth not to have a two door layout. This bus was sold to Isle of Man Road Services in 1974 and is seen at their depot in Douglas carrying full Bournemouth livery although re-registered in the Isle of Man as LMN76.
Photo taken August 1986, Douglas Station, Isle of Man
31. LMN77
Isle of Man Road Services 49, LMN77, a Leyland PD3A/1 with Weymann H39/30F body bought in 1974 from Bournemouth Corporation, new in October 1963 as their 166, 6166RU. It was withdrawn later in 1983 and sold to a dealer.
Photo taken Wednesday 1 June 1983, King Edward Road/Summer Hill Road, Douglas Promenade, Isle of Man
32. LMN79
Isle of Man Road Services 79, LMN79, was ex-Bournemouth 168, a Weymann bodied Leyland PD3A/1 of 1963.
Photo taken Friday 5 September 1975, Ramsey Bus Station, Isle of Man
33. LMN80
Isle of Man National Transport 52, LMN80, a Leyland Titan PD3A/1 with Weymann H39/30F body. New to Bournemouth Corporation as their 169 (6169RU) in 1963 it passed to Isle of Man Road Services in 1974 as their 80, passing again to IOMNT in 1976.
Photo taken June 1983, Sound Terminus, near Port Erin, Isle of Man
34. LMN81
Rear view of three Isle of Man National Transport double deckers, on the right 53, LMN81, a Leyland PD3A/1 with Weymann H39/30F body, new to Bournemouth Corporation in 1963, acquired in 1974, and on the left 72, 67UMN, a Leyland PD3A/1 with Metro-Cammell H41/32R new in 1964, originally registered as 7MAN.
Photo taken Monday 30 May 1983, Douglas Station, Isle of Man
35. MN57
One of three former Stratford Blue/Midland Red Leyland PD3/4s converted to open top by IOM National Transport, MN57 was formerly 536EUE which was Stratford Blue 36 new in 1963. Converted to open top in April 1979, this Northern Counties-bodied Titan is now in Holland whilst sister bus 537EUE (MN58) is in Ireland.
Photo taken Wednesday 27 June 1979, Douglas, Isle Of Man
36. MN58
On honeymoon in 1980 I tried to recreate an earlier picture from almost the same location, not least because the signage to Summerland was still present. This is Leyland PD3 58, MN58, new to Stratford Blue as 37, 537EUE in 1963. A couple of MER open vehicles are also seen on the left.
Photo taken Monday 25 August 1980, Douglas, Isle of Man
37. 68UMN
Isle of Man RS 68, 68UMN, a Leyland Titan PD3A/1 built in 1964 with Metro-Cammell H41/32R bodywork. Formerly registered 8MAN, it had been 61, becoming 58 in 1968 and then as above in 1970.
Photo taken July 1976, Douglas Bus Station
38. C57MAN
Isle of Man Road Services C57MAN, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1965 with Metro-Cammell H43/35F bodywork. New as Liverpool L728 registered CKF728C, it passed to Merseyside PTE but still gives the odd clue to its ancestry.
Photo taken July 1985, Douglas Station Yard
39. MN2670
Isle of Man Road Services bought a number of Leyland Titan PD3s from Midland Red in 1972 who had in turn acquired them from Stratford Blue when that company was wound up. Among them was the former Stratford Blue 7, GUE1D, a 1966 Leyland Titan PD3A/1 with Willowbrook bodywork. In the Isle of Man it was re-registered MN2670 and given the fleet number 70.
Photo taken August 1986, Jurby Aerodrome, Isle of Man
40. 696HMN
Isle of Man Road Services 96, 696HMN, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/1R built in 1967 with Willowbrook DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Port Erin
41. 697HMN
Isle of Man Road Services 97, 697HMN, a 1967 Leyland Leopard PSU4/1R with Willowbrook bodywork seating 41.
Photo taken 1996, off Charlestown Road, Halifax
42. 697HMN
Isle of Man Road Services 97, 697HMN, is the 1967 Leyland Leopard with a Willowbrook B44F body.
Photo taken Sunday 7 August 2016, Loch Promenade, Douglas, IOM
43. 34LMN
Tours (Isle of Man), Douglas, 18, 34LMN, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/3R built in 1968 with Duple Commander III C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Peel, Isle of Man
44. 36LMN
Tours (Isle of Man) 20, 36LMN, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/3R built in 1968 with Duple Commander III C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Douglas Bus Station
45. 409LMN
409LMN, one of the last pair of AEC Regent Vs delivered to Douglas Corporation as fleet number 14, this Willowbrook-bodied bus passed to IOM National Transport when Road Services and the Corporation were merged in 1976.
Photo taken Friday 29 June 1979, Douglas, Isle Of Man
46. C58MAN
Isle of Man Passenger Transport Board 7, C58MAN, a Leyland Panther PSUR1A/1R built in 1970 with Marshall B49D bodywork. New as Preston 221, KRN221H, and this had an unladen weight of 8466Kg.
Photo taken July 1985, Station Yard, Port Erin
47. MAN1378
Seen at the bus station cum depot at Port Erin are Isle of Man National Transport 46, MAN1378, a 1971 Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with Alexander body that was new to Merseyside PTE as their 1162.
Photo taken August 1986, Port Erin, Isle of Man
48. XKC830K
Bus meets steam at Douglas Station, in the foreground former Merseyside PTE XKC830K, a Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with Alexander H49/31D body, new in November 1971.
Photo taken Monday 30 May 1983, Douglas Station, Isle of Man
49. MAN1838
New to Preston in 1972 as their 231, RTF431L, this was one of the last Leyland Panthers built; it carries a Seddon body.
Photo taken 1986, Douglas Station, Isle of Man
50. N872MAN
Bought by Isle of Man Transport in 1981, 62, N872MAN, was originally 675, GBB511K, in the Tyne and Wear PTE fleet, a 1972 Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with Alexander bodywork to a design pioneered by Newcastle Corporation for their one man double deckers.
Photo taken 1986, Douglas Station, Isle of Man
51. XKC862K
Isle of Man Road Service 45, a Leyland Atlantean with Alexander bodywork dating from 1972. This bus was originally 1235 in the Merseyside PTE fleet.
Photo taken 1998, Piece Hall, Halifax