SCT '61 Photo Index
Lancaster City Transport
Fleet list 1916-1974

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1. FTD69
Blue Line (Samuel Morgan) FTD69 was a Guy Arab I, new to Lancaster Corporation in 1943. It was rebodied by Park Royal/Guy in 1952 and bought by Blue Line in 1958.
Photo taken 1966, Armthorpe Depot
2. HTF569
Lancaster 569, HTF569, a Crossley DD42/5 with Crossley H30/26R body new in 1947 on driver training duties.
Photo taken December 1965, Lancaster Bus Station
3. KTF582
Lancaster 582, KTF582, an AEC Regal III with Strachan B36F body, acquired from Morecambe & Heysham in 1953.
Photo taken c.1966, Lancaster Bus Station
4. NTC708
Lancaster City Transport 708, NTC708, a 1951 Leyland PD2 with Leyland H33/26R body, one of a batch of three new in 1951.
Photo taken December 1965, Lancaster Bus Station
5. NTF466
Lancaster City Transport 466, NTF466, a 1952 Daimler CVG5 with Northern Counties bodywork seen on Morecambe Promenade in 1977.
Photo taken July 1977, Morecambe Promenade
6. NTF466
Lancaster City Council 466, NTF466, a Daimler CVG6 / Northern Counties B35F. This bus probably needs no introduction, known locally as the "prison bus" and subsequently preserved by LCT. At one time it ran in blue livery, whether before or after this shot to be clarified.
Photo taken Sunday 6 July 1980, LCT Morecambe depot
7. 128DTD
Lancaster City Transport 128, 128DTD, a 1957 East Lancs bodied Leyland Titan PD2/41
Photo taken August 1973, Lancaster Bus Station
8. 129DTD
Former Lancaster Corporation 129, 129DTD, a Leyland Titan PD2/41 with East Lancs. H35/28R body, new in 1957, but now in Lancaster City Transport livery and pictured in Morecambe whilst performing driver training duties.
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 1975, Morecambe
9. 881BTF
City of Lancaster 881, 881BTF, a Leyland Titan PD2/41 built in 1957 with East Lancashire H35/28R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, The Battery, Morecambe
10. HB9841
Lancaster City Council 9841, HB9841, a Leyland Titan PD3 / East Lancs H41/32RD, ex Merthyr Tydfil on driver taining duties.
Photo taken Tuesday 10 November 1981, Brock Street, Lancaster
11. HB9841
Lancaster City Council 9841, HB9841, a Leyland Titan PD3 / East Lancs H41/32RD, a training vehicle ex Merthr Tydfil in 1974 although LCT did use it in service.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1980, LCT Morecambe depot
12. HB9841
Merthyr Tydfil 105, HB9841, a 1958 Leyland Titan PD3/4 with East Lancs H41/32RD body is seen in service with Lancaster in 1976 as their 841. The bus was bought as a driver trainer but is seen here in service.
Photo taken August 1976, Battery Hotel, Morecambe
13. 389JTD
Lancaster City Transport 389, 389JTD, a 1959 Leyland Tiger Cub with East Lancs body. The use of the side destination blind as a pay as you enter sign is unusual.
Photo taken August 1973, Lancaster Bus Station
14. ORC768
Trent 1368, ORC768, a 1959 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Weymann lowbridge 78 seat bodywork. In 1978 this bus became 768 in the Lancaster fleet where it was the first rear engined double decker. In this shot it is flanked by 217, DBA217C, a 1965 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with MCW bodywork originally in the Salford fleet and 205, KTJ205C, a 1965 Leyland Titan PD2/37 with East Lancs front entrance body bought new by Lancaster.
Photo taken 1978, Hornsea Pottery, Lancaster
15. 101UTF
Lancaster City Transport 101, 101UTF, a 1961 Leopard L1 with East Lancs 42 seat dual door body
Photo taken August 1973, Lancaster Bus Station
16. LHG536
In 1961 Burnley Colne & Nelson bought six Leyland Titan PD3/6 with front entrance East Lancs front entrance bodywork. Some sixteen years later the whole batch were sold to Lancaster. Seen here in its new guise is Lancaster's 536, LHG536.
Photo taken 1977, Hala Square Terminus, Lancaster
17. LHG537
Lancaster City Council 537 LHG537, a Leyland Titan PD3/6 built in 1961 with East Lancashire H41/32F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Lancaster Bus Station
18. 102UTF
Lancaster City Transport 203, 203YTE, a 1963 Leyland PD2/37 with East Lancs H37/28F body and alongside 102, 102UTF, a Leyland Leopard L1 with East Lancs B42D body, new in 1962
Photo taken December 1965, Lancaster Bus Station
19. 103UTF
Lancaster bought several batches of Leyland Leopards with a variety of bodywork by among others East Lancs and Seddon. Seen after withdrawal and sale is 103, 103UTF, a 1962 Leyland Leopard L1 with East Lancs 42 seat dual entrance bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 14 May 1994, Batley
20. 201YTE
In 1974 Lancaster amalgamated with nearby Morecambe to form Lancaster City Council Transport and a Trafalgar blue livery was adopted in place of Lancaster's ruby and cream and Morecambe's green. Seen in the new colours is 201, 201YTE, a 1963 Leyland Titan PD2/37 with East Lancs bodywork.
Photo taken 1976, Hala Square Terminus
21. 201YTE
Lancaster City Council 201, 201YTE, a Leyland Titan PD2 / East Lancs 037/28F. Converted to open top in 1976, this was one of three buses bought by Lancaster City Transport in 1963 and is pictured before setting off on the sea front service from Heysham to Bare, Happy Mount Park. This was a 'high sided' open top conversion, differing thus from 202 & 203
Photo taken Sunday 6 July 1980, Heysham Village
22. 202YTE
Lancaster 202, 202YTE, a 1963 Leyland Titan PD2/27 with East Lancs body has now spent longer as an open top bus than it did in its original form. It was converted in 1978 by its original owner to replace AEC Regents on the Morecambe Promenade service.
Photo taken July 1990, Westwood parking by Scarborough Station
23. 202YTE
Lancaster City Council 202, 202YTE, a Leyland Titan PD2 / East Lancs O37/28F, seen working on the promenade service to Heysham Village. Converted to open top (low sided) in 1977 and withdrawn later in 1980
Photo taken Sunday 31 August 1980, Happy Mount Park, Bare
24. 203YTE
Lancaster City Council 203, 203YTE, a Leyland Titan PD2 / East Lancs 037/28F. At rest in the depot, no doubt contemplating that the end of the summer season - and its life - was drawing close. A low-sided open top conversion in 1977 and withdrawn in 1980, so with realistically only a few weeks left
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1980, LCT Morecambe depot
25. 203YTE
In an effort to upgrade the open top fleet used in Morecambe, Lancaster converted a batch of front entrance Leyland Titans with East Lancs bodywork to open top format. 203, 203YTE, a 1963 Leyland Titan PD2/57 wears a reversed white and blue livery and the name Grumpy after one of Disney's seven dwarfs. Sister vehicle 202, 202YTE, is currently in the East Yorkshire fleet
Photo taken 1978, Hornsea Pottery
26. 203YTE
Lancaster City Transport 203, 203YTE, a 1963 Leyland PD2/37 with East Lancs H37/28F body and alongside 102, 102UTF, a Leyland Leopard L1 with East Lancs B42D body, new in 1962
Photo taken December 1965, Lancaster Bus Station
27. DBA217C
Lancaster City Transport bought a number of second hand double deckers in the 1970s. Two seen here are 217, DBA217C, a 1965 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with MCW bodywork that originated with Salford and 768, ORC768, a 1959 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with lowbridge Weymann bodywork which came from Trent.
Photo taken 1978, Hornsea Pottery, Lancaster
28. DBA228C
When Lancaster bought a batch of ex Salford Atlanteans from GMT in 1978, a few entered service in their previous owners orange and white colours with a City of Lancaster Tilling style fleetname. 228, DBA228C, is a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with MCW bodywork.
Photo taken 1978, Morecambe Depot
29. DBA228C
Lancaster 228, DBA228C, is a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with MCW bodywork new to Salford City Transport. Purchased by Lancaster in 1978 it was subsequently converted to open top for the sea front service to Happy Mount Park and for a while carried this advertising livery for Sealink ferries. The picture was taken on the occasion of the Potteries Bus Rally at PMT's now closed Hanley depot in June 1982.
Photo taken June 1982, Hanley Bus Depot
30. KTJ204C
Go Northern T591 KTJ204C, a Leyland Titan PD2/37 built in 1965 with East Lancashire H37/28F bodywork. Smartly turned out (at the start of the Tees-Tyne run), this training vehicle had started life as Lancaster 204.
Photo taken June 1990, High Street, Stockton on Tees
31. KTJ204C
Lancaster City Transport 204, KTJ204C, a 1965 Leyland PD2/37 with East Lancs body.
Photo taken Friday 27 July 1973, Hala Square Terminus
32. KTJ204C
Lancaster City Transport 204, KTJ204C, a 1965 Leyland Titan PD2/37 with front entrance East Lancs body. The bus is seen on the corporation side of the bus station, the other side being home to Ribble services. 204 is now preserved.
Photo taken August 1973, Lancaster Bus Station
33. KTJ204C
Former Lancaster 204, KTJ204C, a Leyland PD2/37 with East Lancs H37/28F body, one of three new in April 1965, now owned by Ensignbus.
Photo taken Saturday 2 December 2006, Gravesend, Ensignbus X80 Running Day
34. KTJ205C
Lancaster City Council 205, KTJ205C, a Leyland Titan PD2 / East Lancs H37/28F, bound for Lancaster University on route 472. This route and its sisters 470/1 were jointly operated with Ribble and were the last in the area to be converted to OPO, in Lancaster's case at the end of February 1982.
Photo taken Saturday 5 July 1980, Torrisholme Road, Lancaster
35. KTJ205C
Eynon, Trimsaran KTJ205C was purchased from a preservationist in May 1983 via Lonsdale Coaches, Heysham as dealer. It was the middle Leyland Titan PD2/37 of a trio with East Lancs H37/28F bodies new to Lancaster as 204-6 in April 1965, that got quite famous by working into the 1980s.
Photo taken Friday 24 May 1985, Trimsaran
36. KTJ206C
Taylor Woodrow KTJ206C, a Leyland Titan PD2/37 built in 1965 with East Lancs H37/28F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1981, Heysham
37. 102UTF
Lancaster City 102, 102UTF, a Leyland Leopard/East Lancs B42D in Morecambe Garage with ex-Maidstone buses in the background.
Photo taken Saturday 6 March 1976, Morecambe Garage
38. CTJ102E
Lancaster City Transport 2, CTJ102E, AEC Swift with 50 seat Pennine body originally in the Morecambe & Heysham fleet dates from 1967
Photo taken Summer 1976, Euston Road, Morecambe
39. GTC104F
Lancaster City Transport 104, GTC104F, a Leyland Panther PSUR1/1R built in 1967 with East Lancashire B53F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Lancaster Bus Station
40. GTC106F
Lancaster City Transport 106, GTC106F, a 1967 Leyland Panther PSUR1/1R with East Lancs body
Photo taken August 1973, Lancaster Bus Station
41. LTC109F
Siver Service (Woolliscroft), Matlock, 53 LTC109F, a Leyland Panther PSUR1/1R built in 1968 with East Lancashire B53F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1981, Darley Dale Depot
42. SEL242H
Lancaster 242, SEL242H, a 1970 Leyland Atlantean PDR1A/1with Alexander bodywork was originally 242 in the Bournemouth fleet
Photo taken Tuesday 19 July 1988, Lancaster Bus Station
43. MTE613K
Lancaster City Council 13, MTE613K, a DP47F bodied Seddon RU, had been new in June 1972 to Morecambe & Heysham (their 13 too). It is pictured outside Morecambe (Promenade) Station.
Photo taken c.1975, Morecambe Station
44. NTD117K
Lancaster City Transport 117, NTD117K, a 1972 Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R with 51 seat Seddon body
Photo taken August 1973, Market Street, Lancaster