SCT '61 Photo Index
Shaw Bros, Byers Green
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1. HCD904
In April 1964 Shaw Bros., Byers Green acquired HCD904 from Southdown, where it had been number 304. It was a Leyland PD1 with a Leyland H28/26R body new in 1947 and is seen in Spennymoor. After withdrawal in June 1967 it passed to Hartwood Finance (dealer), Barnsley in May 1967 (both dates according to P.S.V. Circle Fleet History PA19).
Photo taken Friday 22 May 1964, Spennymoor
2. CRN822
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, CRN822, a Leyland Titan PD2/3 built 1950 with Leyland L27/26R bodywork. This had been new as Ribble 2729. The Eden YPT341 (Tiger Cub/Plaxton Highway from 1958) is at the stand behind.
Photo taken mid 1960s ?, Spennymoor Bus Station
3. NAE17
Shaw Brothers of Byers Green, NAE17, was one the ex-Bristol Omnibus, Bristol K6Bs with highbridge ECW bodies of 1950, bought by various NE independents in the 1960s.
Photo taken 1968, Spennymoor Bus Station
4. GFW278
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, GFW278, a Bristol KS6B built in 1950 with ECW H32/28R bodywork. This had been new as Lincolnshire RC 777.
Photo taken late 1960s ?, Spennymoor Bus Station
5. GFW278
Shaw, Byers Green GFW278 seen in Spennymoor was a Bristol KS6B with an Eastern Coachworks H32/28R body which had been new as Lincolnshire 777 in May 1951. In 1953 it was renumbered 2130 and passed to Shaw in December 1965 via North (dealer), Sherburn.
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1967, Spennymoor Bus Station
6. NAE17
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, NAE17, a Bristol KS6B built in 1951 with ECW H32/28R bodywork. This had been new as Bristol Omnibus 3462 and was smartly turned out when taken at the depot.
Photo taken May 1970, Byers Green Depot
7. RFM409
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, RFM409, a Bristol Lodekka LD6B built in 1954 with ECW H33/25R bodywork. This had been new as Crosville ML664.
Photo taken May 1970, Byers Green Depot
8. EDJ505
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, EDJ505, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 built in 1955 with East Lancs H33/28R bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, Byers Green Depot
9. VFM617
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, VFM617, a Bristol Lodekka LD6B built in 1955 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken May 1974, Byers Green
10. UFJ292
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, UFJ292, a Guy Arab IV built in 1957 with Massey H30/26R bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Byers Green
11. UFJ292
Exeter Corporation dual sourced from Leyland and Guy in the 1950s. Seen here is 52, UFJ292, a 1957 Guy Arab IV with Massey 56 seat bodywork. On withdrawal it was bought by Shaw Brothers of Byers Green in whose livery it is preserved.
Photo taken 1998, Halifax
12. WPT136
Alexander Northern NAC8, WPT136, was a Plaxton Consort C41C bodied AEC Reliance new in 1957 to Shaw Bros., Byers Green. It passed to Burnett, Mintlaw in May 1962 and to Alexander Northern in January 1967 on the acquisition of the Burnett business.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1970, Dundas Street Bus Station, Glasgow
13. 566FTF
Lancs United bought many Leyland Titans over the years the last ones came in 1958 and were Leyland Titan PD3/4s with MCW bodywork. After withdrawal by LUT in 1970 649, 566FTF, found further employment with Shaw Brothers of Byers Green. It is seen on a murky day in Spennymoor.
Photo taken 1974, Spennymoor Bus Station
14. 566FTF
Seen in Spennymoor is 566FTF, a Leyland PD3/4 with a Metro-Cammell H41/32R body which had been new as Lancashire United 649 in 1958. Shaw Bros., Byers Green acquired it in October 1970 and it passed to United in January 1975 but was not operated.
Photo taken Thursday 20 April 1972, Spennymoor Bus Station
15. 901BUP
Baddeley, Holmfirth 68, 901BUP, was a Bedford SB1 with a Plaxton Consort IV C41F body which was new in January 1959 to Shaw Brothers, Byers Green.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
16. 2589PT
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, 2589PT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1961 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Byers Green
17. 8307UP
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, 8307UP, a Leyland Leopard L2 with Duple Commodore C45F bodywork which entered service in July 1963.
Photo taken January 1971, Byers Green
18. AUP584B
United AS 1158, AUP584B, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1964 with Plaxton Panorama C45F bodywork, new to Shaw Bros of Byers Green.
Photo taken July 1975, Redcar Racecourse
19. KUP100C
Shaw Brothers, Byers Green, KUP100C, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1965 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, Byers Green Depot
20. DPT895G
United AS 1157, DPT895G, an AEC Reliance 6MU3R built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama I C51F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Guisborough
21. DPT895G
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, DPT895G, an AEC Reliance 6MU3R built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama I C51F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1974, Guisborough
22. DPT895G
Shaw Bros., Byers Green DPT895G, seen here in Midland Road at the side of St. Pancras station, was an A.E.C. 6MU3R Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama I C51F body new in February 1969. This was an unusual coach in having the only 36 foot Panorama I body on an A.E.C. Reliance chassis in the 1969 body series, when the Panorama Elite was the standard coach body. This became United 1157 in January 1975 and is recorded, incorrectly, in the P.S.V. Circle Fleet History PA19 as having a Plaxton Panorama Elite body.
Photo taken Saturday 1 April 1972, Midland Road, London St. Pancras
23. KPT582J
United AS 1172 KPT528J, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork. Allocated 1172 by United but not carrying when photographed in Bishop Auckland was this former Shaw Bros vehicle, it weighed in at 6 tons 3 cwt 2 quarters.
Photo taken April 1975, Bishop Auckland Market Place
24. KUP241J
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, KUP241J, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F bodywork. Taken when about 3 months old.
Photo taken November 1970, Byers Green Depot
25. KUP241J
East Yorkshire 241, KUP241J, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F bodywork. This had been new to Shaw Bros, Byers Green.
Photo taken March 1975, Ferensway Bus Park, Hull