SCT '61 Photo Index
Lowland Motorways
Glasgow based independent, taken over by Scottish Omnibuses in early 1958

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1. FEV181
Scottish Omnibuses HH1, FEV181, a Leyland TD5 with an Eastern Coachworks L27/26R body seen in Dundas Street in Glasgow. It had been new in 1937 as Eastern National 3712 with a Brush L28/28R body, was rebodied with the Eastern Coachworks L27/26R body in 1949 and became United Counties 575 in May 1952. It was acquired by Lowland Motorways, Shettleston as number 33 in April 1957 and passed to Scottish Omnibuses in January 1958, initially as Z33 being renumbered HH1 later.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 April 1959, Parliamentary Road, Glasgow
2. GAT61
Scottish Omnibuses HH2, GAT61 was a Leyland TD5 which had been new as East Yorkshire 375 in November 1939 with an Eastern Coachworks BB26/26R body. It was later fitted with a new Eastern Coachworks BB28/26R body in 1948. After withdrawal it passed to Lowland Motorways, Shettleston in January 1957 as number 34 and then to Scottish Omnibuses in January 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Killermont Street, opposite Dundas Street Bus Station, Glasgow
3. GAT62
Scottish Omnibuses HH3, GAT62, acquired from Lowland Motorways, Glasgow in January 1958. The Leyland TD5 had been new to East Yorkshire, Hull in October 1939 with an Eastern Coachworks 'Beverley Bar' style H26/26R body. It was rebodied with the Eastern Coachworks 'Beverley Bar' style H28/26R body seen here in Airdrie in 1948.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Airdrie
4. GGA524
Scottish Omnibuses B46, GGA524, was an A.E.C. 6821A Regal III acquired from Lowland Motorways, Glasgow in January 1958. It had a Duple C35F body and had been new to Lowland in December 1948. It is seen here in Airdrie operating the Airdrie - Shettleston - Glasgow service according to the window stickers.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Airdrie
5. JXC181
Delivered in 1949 as RT1418 in the London Transport fleet, JXC181 was one of the 120 AEC Regent IIIs with Cravens H30/26R bodies. After withdrawal in 1956 it passed to Lowland Motorways, Glasgow as no. 38 entering service in July 1956. When Lowland were acquired by Scottish Omnibuses it became BB1 in January 1958 and was withdrawn in 1963, passing to Locke, Edinburgh for scrap.
Photo taken Shettleston Road/McNair Street, Glasgow
6. JXC224
Scottish Omnibuses BB2, JXC224, seen in Airdrie, was acquired with the business of Lowland Motorways, Glasgow in January 1958. It was an A.E.C. O961 Regent III with a Cravens H30/26R body originally London Transport RT1461 new in July 1949.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Airdrie
7. JXC244
JXC224 was an A.E.C. Regent III with a Cravens H30/26R body new to London Transport Executive as RT1461 in July 1949. After withdrawal it passed to Lowland Motorways, Glasgow as number 40 and then to Scottish Omnibuses in January 1958 as BB2.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Buchanan Street, Glasgow
8. KGK760
Seen in Airdrie, Scottish Omnibuses BB5, KGK760, was acquired with the business of Lowland Motorways, Glasgow in January 1958 and was an A.E.C. O961 Regent III with a Cravens H30/26R body originally London Transport RT1501, new in November 1949.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Airdrie
9. STF90
In March 1957 Lowland Motorways, Glasgow acquired both prototypes of what was later to become the Leyland Atlantean and STF90, Lowland 62, which was new in June 1954 is seen here with them.
Photo taken 1957, Shettleston Road/McNair Street, Glasgow
10. LVA484
Scottish Omnibuses HH5, LVA484, was a Leyland PD2/20 with a Northern Counties L27/26R body new in July 1955 to Hutchison, Overtown passing to Lowland Motorways, Glasgow later in 1955. It was a unique bus having the E181 engine and constant mesh gearbox similar to a PD1, but with a concealed radiator. It was fitted with an O600 engine in 1964 and is seen here in Airdrie.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Airdrie
11. XTC684
An interior view of the upper saloon looking to the rear of prototype Leyland PDR1 XTC684 which had been acquired in July 1958 by Buckmaster, Leighton Buzzard. This was the second prototype of what was later to become the Leyland Atlantean and was a PDR1 model with Metro Cammell H37/24RD bodywork new in 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 16 October 1966
12. XTC684
A second interior shot of Buckmaster, Leighton Buzzard XTC684 acquired in July 1958 from the Scottish Bus Group who had taken over Lowland Motorways, Glasgow in January 1958. Lowland had acquired it in March 1957 after demonstration work. This was the second prototype of what was later to become the Leyland Atlantean and was a PDR1 model with Metro Cammell H37/24RD bodywork new in 1955. This view shows the lower saloon looking towards the platform with the engine housing visible and the luggage racks over the rear wheels. Note the unusual ceiling profile.
Photo taken Sunday 16 October 1966
13. XTC684
An interior shot of Buckmaster, Leighton Buzzard XTC684 acquired in July 1958 from the Scottish Bus Group who had taken over Lowland Motorways, Glasgow in January 1958. Lowland had acquired it in March 1957 after demonstration work. This was the second prototype of what was later to become the Leyland Atlantean and was a PDR1 model with Metro Cammell H37/24RD bodywork new in 1955. This view is of the lower saloon looking forward showing the entrance to the driver's cab via a sliding door. Note the unusual ceiling profile.
Photo taken Sunday 16 October 1966
14. XTC684
Buckmaster, Leighton Buzzard acquired XTC684 in July 1958 from the Scottish Bus Group who had taken over Lowland Motorways, Glasgow in January 1958. Lowland had acquired it in March 1957 after demonstration work. This was the second prototype of what was later to become the Leyland Atlantean and was a PDR1 model with Metro Cammell H37/24RD bodywork new in 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 16 October 1966