SCT '61 Photo Index
Midland General
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Midland General
Photo taken Sunday 16 June 2013, Peak Rail Rally
2. ERA914
Malta Y-0647, an A E C Regal I built 1938, rebodied by Debono, in Malta, B40F in 1960. This had been new as Midland General 126,ERA914, with Weymann DP35F bodywork and seems to have arrived in Malta ca 1955.
Photo taken ca 1993?, Valletta bus station
3. FRB714
Midland General single decker 149, FRB714, in Market Place, Heanor under the wires of Notts and Derby Traction's Nottingham to Ripley route. 149 was a Leyland TS8 with Weymann DP35F body, new in 1939 and clocked up a very creditable twenty years service, being withdrawn in 1959.
Photo taken March 1951, Heanor Market Place
4. JNU680
Midland General JNU680, a Guy Arab II with Roe 55 seat body, originally fleet number 205 renumbered 405, rebodied by ECW in 1955 and renumbered 102 then 324 in 1966.
Photo taken Friday 29 June 1962, Celanese Car Park, Spondon, Derby
5. JRB127
A fine line up of Midland General vehicles, AEC & Leyland, with on the left 41, JRB127, an AEC Regal with Duple DP35F body new in late 1946.
Photo taken early 1950s, Bakewell Show, Derbyshire
6. KRB71
Midland General Omnibus Co 121, KRB71, an AEC Regent II with Weymann H56R bodywork, new 1947.
Photo taken Sunday 12 July 1964, Underwood Depot
7. KRB71
Midland General 121, KRB71, was the first of fifteen A.E.C. Regent IIs new in 1947. It had a Weymann H30/26R body along with the next nine, whilst the last five had L27/26R bodies also by Weymann.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Mount Street, Nottingham
8. KRB80
Midland General 168, KRB80, was one of fifteen A.E.C. Regent IIs new in 1947. It had a Weymann H30/26R body along with the previous nine, whilst the last five, KRB 81-85, had L27/26R bodies also by Weymann.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Mount Street, Nottingham
9. KRB86
Midland General Omnibus Co 200, KRB86, a Leyland PS1 with Saunders B35F bodywork, new 1948
Photo taken Sunday 12 July 1964, rear of Langley Mill Garage
10. KRB88
Midland General 202, KRB88, was a Leyland PS1/1 with a Saunders DP32F body which was seen in the Chorlton Street coach park in Manchester which backed on to Portland Street in the background, the building on the left still being in existance.
Photo taken Saturday 31 May 1958, Chorlton Street Coach Park, Manchester
11. KRB89
Seen in Matlock Bus Station on a wet day with the remains of the snow still visible was Midland General 203, KRB89, a Saunders DP35F bodied Leyland PS1/1 Tiger built in 1948.
Photo taken Saturday 20 February 1960, Matlock Bus Station
12. KRR255
Preserved Midland General 175, KRR255, an AEC Regal III with Weymann DP35F body, new in 1949 to Mansfield District.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 2012, Newark Showground
13. KRR255
Midland General were owned prior to 1948 by the Balfour-Beaty Group and one of the vehicles bought by them prior to coming under BTC (later THC) ownership was this AEC Regal III with Weymann body dating from 1949, 175, KRR255.
Photo taken Sunday 21 June 2009, Chatsworth
14. ONU635
Midland General 426, ONU635, an AEC Regent III with Weymann L27/26R body seen on a wet day in Chesterfield Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 24 August 1963, Chesterfield Bus Station
15. VRB522
Midland General 436, VRB522, a Bristol LD6G new in 1955 with an ECW H33/25RD body is seen here in Chesterfield Bus Station.
Photo taken Tuesday 29 September 1959, Chesterfield Bus Station
16. XNU424
West Riding 401, XNU424, was an ex-Midland General Bristol Lodekka LD6G/ECW from 1955. This was one of the first of many ex-NBC Lodekkas transferred to West Riding to cover the early demise of the Wulfrunian, but 401 was withdrawn in 1971.
Photo taken 1969, Leeds Central Bus Station
17. XNU426
West Riding 402, XNU426, a 1955 Bristol Lodekka LD6G with original long radiator bought in 1969 from Midland General to replace Guy Wulrunians. The bus in the background is a Yorkshire Traction Northern Counties bodied Leyland Titan PD3
Photo taken 1969, Leeds Central Bus Station
18. 956SRA
Twelve Bristol LS6Gs with Eastern Coachworks DP43F bodies were delivered to Midland General in 1956 and the first of them 242, 956SRA, which had been converted to B43F in 1968, is seen at the Mansfield garage.
Photo taken Sunday 17 August 1969, Mansfield Garage
19. 962ARA
Midland General 248, 962ARA, seen in Matlock Bus Station was a Bristol LS6G with an Eastern Coach Works DP43F body new in 1956. It was later reseated to B43F in 1968 and, after withdrawal in 1970, became Thames Valley 156 in November 1970.
Photo taken Saturday 20 February 1960, Matlock Bus Station
20. 976ARA
West Riding 461, 976ARA, was ex-Midland General 457, a Wulfrunian replacement Bristol LD6G from 1956.
Photo taken 1971, Wakefield Bus Station
21. 11DRB
West Riding 418, 11DRB, was one of the Lodekkas brought in to help replace the Wulfrunians and is seen outside Savile Street depot in Wakefield in June 1972. It had originally been 462 in the Midland General fleet and was a Bristol Lodekka LD6G with ECW H33/25RD body featuring power doors instead of the more familiar manual ones.
Photo taken Tuesday 13 June 1972, outside Savile Street Garage, Wakefield
22. 9DRB
Midland General received five Bristol LD6Gs with Eastern Coachworks H33/25RD bodies in 1957. All passed to West Riding in 1970 and 9DRB which had become West Riding 414 is seen in the parking area at the side of Saville Street garage in Wakefield.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Saville Street Garage, Wakefield
23. 9DRB
Midland General received five Bristol LD6Gs with Eastern Coachworks H33/25RD bodies in 1957. All passed to West Riding in 1970 and 9DRB which had become West Riding 414 is seen in the parking area at the side of Saville Street garage in Wakefield.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Saville Street Garage, Wakefield
24. 261HNU
261HNU was new in 1958 as Midland General 476. It was a Bristol LD6G with an Eastern Coachworks H33/25RD body and is seen at the garage in Mansfield.
Photo taken Sunday 17 August 1969, Mansfield Garage
25. 262HNU
Midland General/Mansfield District 264, 262HNU, a Bristol MW6G with E.C.W. DP41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 1970, Drummond Road parking, Skegness
26. 264HNU
The Crich Tramway Museum was increasing the number of visitors by 1968, causing jams on the surrounding country roads. A policeman directs visitors to the entrance holding up Midland General 266, 264HNU, at Crich Town End on the service between Alfreton and Matlock. This Bristol MW6G carried both Mansfield District and Midland General fleet names. Crich Parish Church is in the background.
Photo taken April 1968, Crich Town End
27. 526JRA
Midland General 488, 526JRA, a Bristol Lodekka LD6G with ECW H33/25RD body, new in 1959.
Photo taken 1972, Midland General Langley Mill Depot
28. 442SNU
Midland General 502, 442SNU, a 1961 Bristol FSF6G wearing the then new NBC poppy red livery in Nottingham. The use of a full three aperture blind was the exception rather than the rule in most fleets by the time this photograph was taken.
Photo taken Wednesday 17 May 1972, Mount Street Bus Station, Nottingham
29. 51JAL
Midland General Omnibus Co. (left to right) 53/57/56/59/51JAL, Bristol FSF6Gs with E.C.W. H34/26F bodies. From a batch of ten (51-60 JAL) new to Mansfield District in 1961, they passed to Midland General in 1968 in exchange for an equal number of FSs.
Photo taken July 1972, Midland General's Alfreton Depot
30. 529VRB
Midland General 514, 529VRB, a 1962 Britol FLF6B gleams in the sun at Crich Tramway Museum.
Photo taken August 1987, Crich Tramway Museum
31. 534VRB
Ex Midland General 519, 534VRB, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW body new in 1962
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 2003, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
32. 449SNU
Former Midland General 509, 449SNU, was an FSF6G, one of many Bristol Lodekkas which found their way overseas in the 1980s.
Photo taken Tuesday 26 September 1989, Powell Street, San Francisco, USA
33. BRB493B
Premier Services, Stainforth, BRB493B, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1964 with ECW H38/32F bodywork. This had been new as Midland General 634.
Photo taken late 1970s, Premier Services depot, Stainforth.
34. DNU20C
Midland General 296, DNU20C, a Bristol MW6G with ECW dual purpose bodywork new in 1965
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2010, Beaumanor Hall
35. DNU20C
Midland General 296, DNU20C, a 1965 Bristol MW6G with ECW dual purpose bodywork The attractive Midland General blue and cream livery is carried.
Photo taken Sunday 14 September 2008, Meadowhall, Sheffield
36. DNU20C
DNU20C Bristol MW6G / ECW new to Mansfield & District Traction in 1965 and now carrying the classic MGO livery. recently repainted by Lynn Pestall the owner.
Photo taken Sunday 2 July 2017, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Wirksworth, Classic Bus Rally
37. JNU989D
United AS 106, JNU989D, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1966 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken early 1980s, Cleveland Centre, Middlesbrough
38. TRB576F
Former Midland General 309, TRB576F, is a Bristol FLF6G with an ECW H38/32F body, dating from 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 27 August 1995, Kilnsey Show, near Skipton
39. TRB576F
One time Midland General semi-automatic Bristol FLF 309, TRB576F, spent over 30 years as a mobile pizza parlour in the north of England before moving across the water to Dublin in 2014. Now owned by Bryce Odgers and trading as the ‘Eco Bus Café’, it provided me with a welcome place for a food break and reminded me of student days during the late 1970s in Nottingham, where it was a regular sight.
Photo taken Saturday 26 September 2015, Second Dublin Port Rally
40. YNU351G
Midland General 313, YNU351G, a 1968 Bristol FLF6G in Midland Generals non-THC standard blue livery.
Photo taken Sunday 11 September 2005
41. BNU674G
Hampson, Oswestry, BNU674G, a Bristol LH6L built in 1969 with ECW B41F bodywork. Loading on the Oswestry Town Service, it was former Midland General 112.
Photo taken late 1970s?, Salop Road, Oswestry
42. BNU679G
Midland General 315, BNU679G, a 1969 Bristol VRTSL with ECW body, seen in service with British Rail Engineering. It has been preserved.
Photo taken 1989, Leeds City Station
43. DRB308H
Midland General 319, DRB308H, a Bristol VRT/SL6G with ECW H39/31F body, new in 1969.
Photo taken 1972, Underwood, Nottinghamshire
44. FRB208H
Delivered new to Midland General as their 146, FRB208H, in 1970 this Bristol RELL6G became 365 in the Trent fleet when that company absorbed Midland General in 1977.
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 2011, Rowsley
45. FRB208H
Midland General became part of Trent in the NBC reorganisations of the early seventies. Seen wearing poppy red is 146, FRB208H, a 1970 Bristol RE with a late example of ECW dual door bodywork.
Photo taken 2000, Meadowhall, Sheffield
46. FRB211H
From left to right, Midland General 761, FRB211H, a Bristol VRT/SL6G with ECW H39/31F body, new in 1970 as 322, then Trent 665, 569ERR, a Bristol Lodekka FS6G with ECW H33/27RD body, new to Mansfield District in 1961 as 533, and similar Mansfield District 8526 & 8531 (562ERR & 567ERR).
Photo taken March 1973, Mansfield District/Midland General Garage, Sutton Road, Mansfield
47. FRB211H
FRB211H is a Bristol VRT/SL2 with Gardner 6LX 10.45 litre diesel engine new in 1970 to Midland General. It has a semi-automatic gearbox and ECW body with 70 seats.
Photo taken Monday 26 August 2013, Wythall Transport Museum
48. JRB770J
JRB770J was a Bristol LH6L with Eastern Coachworks B45F body, new in 1970. It was numbered 119 in the Midland General fleet but was in the joint Mansfield District/Midland General cream and black fleet livery that had been introduced in 1966.
Photo taken October 1970, Eastern Way, Lowestoft
49. XRB416L
Midland General 416, XRB416L, a Leyland National 1151/2R B44D, new in 1972.
Photo taken March 1973, Alfreton Bus Station