SCT '61 Photo Index
Liverpool City
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Liverpool Corporation Tram Car 762 At Bispham Station
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 2010, Bispham Station, Red Bank Road, Blackpool
2.
The last day of Liverpool trams saw a total of 26 cars used in the morning, being replaced during the afternoon until a final procession of 10 trams later in the day. The driver of the car behind chats to the driver of Baby Grand 289 whilst other bus and tram crews take advantage of the refreshments at the hut in the background. 289 is working on service 6A to Bowring Park, one of the final two routes in operation.
Photo taken Saturday 14 September 1957, Pier Head, Liverpool
3.
After working the final departure from Pier Head to Bowring Park on service 6A, Baby Grand 293 operated the 1436 departure back to Edge Lane where it ran in to the depot in preparation for the 10 car procession of trams later in the day.
Photo taken Saturday 14 September 1957, Edge Lane, Liverpool
4.
Taken on the last day of Liverpool's trams, Baby Grand number 293 departs from the Pier Head terminus on the 1353 departure to Bowring Park, the last scheduled tram departure on service 6A. Amongst the surrounding buses can be seen A3 a 1953 AEC Regent 3 with Crossley H56R bodywork on service 4C to Penny Lane.
Photo taken Saturday 14 September 1957, Pier Head, Liverpool
5.
The other service running to the end of Liverpool's trams was the 40 to Page Moss. Baby Grand 274 has worked there and returned in service to Edge Lane where it is about to enter the depot for the last time, not featuring in the later 10 car procession.
Photo taken Saturday 14 September 1957, Edge Lane, Liverpool
6.
On the occasion of its "launch" into service, LCPT 245 "Baby Grand" shows its paces to a rather over enthusiastic camera man.
Photo taken Saturday 12 September 2015, Birkenhead Woodside terminal
7.
Liverpool 'Baby Grand' 245, newly-restored, on the day it carried its first fare-paying passengers since 1957. LCPT body and underframe, EMB truck.
Photo taken Saturday 12 September 2015, Woodside, Birkenhead
8.
Glasgow 1055 was one of forty-six cars purchased in 1953 from Liverpool where it had been number 869. It entered service in May 1954, was withdrawn in June 1960
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Trongate, Glasgow
9.
Seen in the procession on Edge Lane Drive on the last day of Liverpool trams is 245 which was on an EMB Flexible axle truck with an LCPT 40/30 body, with similar 293, suitably decorated bringing up the rear.
Photo taken Saturday 14 September 1957, Edge Lane Drive, Liverpool
10.
Liverpool 182 seen at Kirkby had a Corporation built 44/34 body on E.M.B. lightweight bogies.
Photo taken Sunday 3 May 1953, Kirkby, Liverpool
11.
Liverpool Baby Grand 245, seen at Bowring Park, in the final procession of trams after the normal service had ended.
Photo taken Saturday 14 September 1957, Bowring Park, Liverpool
12.
A group of trams at the Pier Head terminus in Liverpool with 158 centrally placed. This had a Corporation built 44/34 body on E.M.B. lightweight bogies.
Photo taken Sunday 3 May 1953, Pier Head, Liverpool
13.
Liverpool 274 seen about to enter Edge Lane Depot on the last day of the Liverpool system. Alighting passengers wait for the passing traffic to stop in order that they may reach the kerb in safety. It would seem that, even in those days, cyclists were a law unto themselves.
Photo taken Saturday 14 September 1957, Edge Lane Depot, Liverpool
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Seen on the terminal loop at Kirkby is Liverpool 153 with a Corporation built 44/34 body on E.M.B. lightweight bogies.
Photo taken Sunday 3 May 1953, Kirkby Terminus, Liverpool
15.
Another photo of Liverpool tram 245, fully restored and back in use after a 58-year break.
Photo taken Saturday 12 September 2015, Woodside, Birkenhead
16.
Crowds at Liverpool Pier Head surround Liverpool Baby Grand 210 on the last day of tram operation.
Photo taken Saturday 14 September 1957, Liverpool Pier Head
17.
Following the lead given by the London tramway companies and Leeds corporation in the use of modern streamline cars, Liverpoool built the "Green Goddess" cars for use on the many miles of reserved track in the city. 869 dates from 1936 and wears post war livery. 869 was sold to Glasgow in the nineteen fifties and survives today at the Crich Museum.
Photo taken Sunday 24 May 2009, Crich Tramway Museum
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Liverpool Corporation 869, a 1936 "Green Goddess" bogie tram. In 1954 this car was sold to Glasgow for further service. It is now restored and preserved.
Photo taken 1995, Crich Tramway Museum
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Merseyside Museums' 1938 ex-Liverpool tram 245 at Shore Road, Birkenhead. The car spent the afternoon running on its own on the Wirral tramway to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of Liverpool's tram system.
Photo taken Thursday 14 September 2017, Shore Road, Birkenhead
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Liverpool 293 decorated for the last tram and seen at Bowring Park on the last day of tram operation.
Photo taken Saturday 14 September 1957, Bowring Park, Liverpool
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Liverpool City Transport crest on preserved tram 245 which was stored at Edge Lane works in 1977
Photo taken 1977, Edge Lane Works
22.
Liverpool 252 at Edge Lane on the last day of Liverpool trams.
Photo taken Saturday 14 September 1957, Edge Lane
23. JKF451
Liverpool City Transport L435, JKF451, a 1948 Leyland PD2/1 with Leyland H30/26R body seen alongside Lime Street Station in Skelhorne Street.
Photo taken Thursday 1 September 1966, Skelhorne Street, Liverpool
24. HKF820
Liverpool AEC Regent III A344, HKF820, dates from 1949 and carries Weymann bodywork finished by the corporation at their Edge Lane works
Photo taken 1977, Harrogate
25. JKF927
Liverpool A684, JKF927, an AEC Regent III, built 1950, Weymann H56R body, frames by LCPT Pearsons, Blakes, Davidsons, and Aero and Engineering.
Photo taken 1963/64, Liverpool Depot, Park Road
26. JKF939
Liverpool A696, JKF939, an AEC Regent III built 1950, body was Weymann frames finished by LCPT Pearsons, Blakes and Aero and Engineering.
Photo taken 1963/64, Liverpool Depot, Park Road
27.
A line up of 24 or so Liverpool double deckers at an unknown garage.
Photo taken 1963/64
28. NKD536
NKD536 is Liverpool Corporation A36, an AEC Regent III from 1953 with Crossley H30/26R body.
Photo taken Sunday 6 October 2013, Shore Road, Birkenhead
29. NKD536
Ex-Liverpool CT A36, NKD536, an AEC Regent III 9613S with Crossley bodywork, new in 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 6 May 1973, Madeira Drive, Brighton
30. NKD658
Liverpool L58, NKD658, a Leyland Titan PD2/12 built in 1953 with Weymann H32/28R bodywork.
Photo taken September 1969, Pier Head, Liverpool
31. NKD540
Preserved Liverpool A40, NKD540, an AEC Regent III 9613S built in 1954 with Saunders-Roe H32/26R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
32. NKD583
City of Liverpool A83, NKD583, an A E C Regent III 9613A built in 1954 with Crossley/LCPT H30/26R bodywork.
Photo taken September 1969, Pier Head, Liverpool
33. RKC226
Liverpool L125, RKC226, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 built ca 1955 with Duple H32/26R bodywork.
Photo taken September 1969, Old Haymarket, Liverpool
34. RKC227
Liverpool L126, RKC227, a Leyland PD2/20 of 1955 with Duple H32/26R body
Photo taken 1961, Pier Head
35. RKC245
Liverpool L144, RKC245, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 built ca 1955 with Alexander H32/26R bodywork.
Photo taken September 1969, Old Haymarket
36. SKB118
City of Liverpool A118, SKB118, an A E C Regent V D3RV built in 1955 with Crossley H32/26R bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, Pier Head, Liverpool
37. SKB130
Liverpool A130, SKB130, an AEC Regent V, built 1955 with Crossley H32/26R body finished by LCPT.
Photo taken 1963/64, Depot, Park Road, Liverpool
38. SKB168
Liverpool City Transport XL171, SKB168, a 1955 registered Leyland PSU1/13 'Royal Tiger' with Metro-Cammell one and a half deck airport-style coach body seen outside Lime Street Station in Skelhorne Street.
Photo taken Thursday 1 September 1966, Skelhorne Street, Liverpool
39. SKB171
Liverpool XL174, SKB171, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/13 built ca 1956 with a Crossley body that was modified with an upper deck by Metro-Cammell
Photo taken July 1970, Skelhorne Street, Liverpool
40. SKB172
Ex Liverpool SL175 or SL176 (SKB172 or SKB173), Royal Tiger/Crossley/Corporation began life as dual doored saloons for one man operation in 1960 trials four years after they were built. In 1974, I found the above being used as a mobile office for Merseyside PTE. I did not record where the location was, most likely Liverpool City Centre.
Photo taken August 1974, Liverpool
41. SKB224
Preserved Liverpool L227, SKB224, a Leyland PD2/20 with Crossley H32/26R body, new in May 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 3 September 2017, Heaton Park
42. SKB226
City of Liverpool L229, SKB226, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 built in 1956 with Crossley H32/26R bodywork finished by Liverpool.
Photo taken September 1971, South Castle Street, Liverpool
43. VKB711
VKB711 is Liverpool Corporation L255, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 with Crossley H33/29R body dating from 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 6 October 2013, returning to Birkenhead from New Brighton
44. VKB797
Liverpool A199, VKB797, an AEC Regent V D3RV built in 1957 with Metro-Cammell H33/29R bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, Mann Island, Liverpool
45. VKB837
Liverpool L316, VKB837, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 built in 1957 with Crossley H33/29R bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, Pier Head, Liverpool
46. VKB900
Liverpool A267, VKB900, an AEC Regent V with Metro Cammell body delivered to Liverpool in September 1957, seen here at the junction of Mann Island & George's Dockway, Liverpool on Sunday 19 July 2015, providing a free shuttle service to the Speke Hall Vintage Festival organised by the Merseyside Transport Trust.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2015, Mann Island/George's Dockway, Liverpool
47. VKB900
Interior shot of Liverpool A267, VKB900, a 1957 AEC Regent V with Metro Cammell H33/29R bodywork, seen here in Liverpool whilst running a free shuttle service to the Speke Hall Vintage Festival, organised by the Merseyside Transport Trust.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2015, Mann Island/George's Dockway, Liverpool
48. VKB900
Liverpool developed a very idiocyncratic approach to bus design after the second world war and bought many batches of buses to their own specification rather than the chassis or body builders standard offerings. In 1957-58, sixty AEC Regent V D3RV with MCW body were bought. A267, VKB900, shows off the Liverpool interpretation of the AEC grille and its built up sidelight well in this shot taken at the Lancaster 75th anniversary celbrations in 1978.
Photo taken 1978, Hornsea Pottery, Lancaster
49. WKF204
Liverpool L348, WKF204, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 built in 1958 with Crossley H33/29R bodywork.
Photo taken October 1970, South Castle Street, Liverpool
50. 372BKA
Formerly Liverpool City Transport E2, 372BKA, an Atlantean PDR1/1 ,one of three experimental buses purchased in 1958-9 and transferred to Merseyside PTE. The other buses in the "E" class were an AEC Regent V and a Bridgemaster.
Photo taken Friday 13 May 1977, Penny Lane, Liverpool
51. 501KD
This is Liverpool's first Leyland Atlantean to their own design. There has been discussion on the message board about the merits or other wise of the design; certainlywhen new it was a major departure from the other rear engined designs on offer. L501, 501KD, dates from 1962 and has a MCW 76 seat body.
Photo taken 1996, Halifax
52. 501KD
A lovely Liverpool line-up at the 2014 Wirral Tram and Bus Rally. From left to right: Crossley-bodied Regent III A36, NKD536; newly-restored "Baby Grand" 245; MCW-bodied Regent V, A267, VKB900; and MCW-bodied Atlantean L501, 501KD.
Photo taken Sunday 5 October 2014, Pacific Road Arts Centre, Birkenhead
53. 537KD
Liverpool L537, 537KD, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1963 with Metro-Cammell H43/34F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, South John Street, Liverpool
54. 609KD
Fylde 89, 609KD, formerly Liverpool City Transport 609 with Met-Cam body purchased to expand the demise of conductors, although neighbouring Blackpool were amongst the last to employ them on the buses. Nearing the end of the long straight road alongside the sand dunes between Starr Gate and St Annes.
Photo taken Monday 4 September 1978, Clifton Drive North, St Annes On Sea
55. CKF704C
Liverpool were one of the first operators to try to break the mould of the box on wheels appearance of the early rear engined chassis. They adopted this MCW design as their standard from the early 1960s. L704, CKF704C, is a 1965 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with MCW 78 seat body.
Photo taken August 1989, Harrogate
56. CKF713C
This view of Liverpool Pier Head shows the design favoured by LCT for the rear bustle on the first Atlanteans (L713, CKF713C) and the changes made to subsequent deliveries as seen in the unidentified bus in the background. Just for good measure, L277, VKB733, Leyland PD2/20 with Crossley body brings up the "rear".
Photo taken Tuesday 31 March 1970, Pier Head Bus Station, Liverpool
57. CKF728C
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
58. CKF732C
Merseyside PTE L732, CKF732C, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Metro Cammell H43/35F body, new to Liverpool Corporation in 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1971, Pier Head, Liverpool
59. FKF819D
Liverpool Leyland Atlantean L819, FKF819D, an MCW bodied example of 1966. It is seen in central Liverpool still in the old corporation livery used by the central division of Merseyside PTE.
Photo taken Sunday 28 September 1975, Crosshall Street, Liverpool
60. FKF835E
Liverpool City Transport L835, FKF835E, a 1967 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Liverpool styled MCW bodywork seating 78 that was converted to dual door layout.
Photo taken c. 1994, off Charlestown Road, Halifax
61. FKF864E
Liverpool rebuilt a number of their earlier Leyland Atlanteans to dual door layout at the end of the nineteen sixties. L864, FKF864E, was delivered in 1967 with a single entrance MCW body. In 1969 it was one of 50 buses converted by Pennine Coachcraft to enable the spread of one man operation.
Photo taken Tuesday 19 April 1977, Mann Island
62. FKF897F
Liverpool joined the swing to rear engined single deckers in the late 1960s. The first deliveries were a batch of Leyland Panthers with MCW body to a Liverpool design. Seen in in PTE livery is 1018, FKF897F, of 1968 leaving the Pier Head for Gilmoss
Photo taken 1975, Pier Head, Liverpool
63. FKF902F
Hulley's of Baslow had several former Liverpool Panthers in their fleet at one time. 49, FKF902F, PSUR1A/1 built in 1968 had Metro-Cammell B47D bodywork and had been 1023 with Liverpool.
Photo taken June 1981, Baslow
64. FKF924F
Hulley of Baslow 41, FKF924F, a Leyland Panther PSUR1A/1R built in 1968 with Metro-Cammell B47D bodywork.
Photo taken June 1981, Baslow
65. RKA955G
Hulley of Baslow, RKA955G, a Leyland Panther PSUR1A/1 built in 1968 with Metro-Cammell B47D bodywork.
Photo taken June 1981, Baslow Garage
66. RKA976G
Liverpool 1097, RKA976G, a Leyland Panther PSUR1A/1 built in 1969 with Metro-Cammell-Weymann B47D+24 bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, Pier Head, Liverpool
67. RKA989G
Liverpool 1110, RKA989G, a Leyland Panther PSUR1A/1 built in 1969 with Metro-Cammell B47D+24 bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, Derby Square, Liverpool
68. SKB684G
Liverpool 2014, SKB684G, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1969 with Park Royal B45D bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, Old Haymarket, Liverpool
69. SKB695G
After two batches of Leyland Panthers, Liverpool next rear engined saloons were Bristol REs. Twenty five were delivered in 1969 just before the corporation became the major constituent of Merseyside PTE. 2025, SKB695G, a Bristol RELL6G is seen in Warrington in 1977 by which time it was based at the St Helens depot of the PTE
Photo taken 1977, Bold Street, Warrington
70. UKA588H
A request for more Liverpool Atlantean views prompted this one of 1137, UKA588H, turning into the Pier Head terminal, with a string of buses following. The city crest was either removed or had never been applied on this bus but subsequent buses did have it still on. The Ribble PD2/12 parked is on one of the Ribble local services in the city (1485 I think).
Photo taken Tuesday 31 March 1970, Water Street, Liverpool
71. XKC292K
Merseyside Atlantean PDR2/1 with Alexander H49/31D body 1202, XKC829K, heads into Liverpool City Centre on Edge Lane with the giant Littlewoods factory, echoing the architect of the waterfront buildings, in the background.
Photo taken Thursday 8 September 1977, Edge Lane, Liverpool
72. XKC778J
Merseyside PTE 1151, XKC778J, a Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with Alexander H47/32D body, new in 1971.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1971, Pier Head, Liverpool
73. RKA437N
Merseyside Scania /MCW 4037, RKA437N, at rest at the Seaforth terminus of the 61 service behind Atlantean L680. Either there was more than one service terminating here, or ample layover time was provided on the then north-south route.
Photo taken Thursday 12 May 1977, Seaforth Terminus, Liverpool