SCT '61 Photo Index
Morecambe & Heysham
Fleet list 1919-1974

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1.
A selection of Morecambe buses parked up in the depot. To the right is the former 20, JTE546, the last of a batch of AEC Regent 6811As with Park Royal H30/26R bodies which was by then not in passenger service and used as a promotional vehicle. Next is the rear of 81, the highest-numbered Regent III in the fleet which was a 1954 6812A model with Park Royal H33/26R body. The next three, in the same order, are 58, 61 and 65 (KTF 587/90/94), all pre-selector 9612E models with Park Royal O33/26R bodies which had long lives due to their open-top status. Finally on the left is 32, HHG32, an East Lancs H41/32F-bodied PD3/6 formerly in the Burnley, Colne and Nelson fleet.
Photo taken Thursday 5 August 1976, Morecambe Battery Depot
2.
The interior of the workshop in Morecambe depot, an area Mike Cleasby must have been very familiar with. Taken a year or two after he left, it's clear that very little will have changed with power for the machine tools still provided by line shafting and belts. A press occupies centre stage.
Photo taken Thursday 5 August 1976, Morecambe Battery Depot
3. GTJ694
Former Morecambe & Heysham 10, GTJ694, an AEC Regent II originally with Park Royal H30/26R body new in 1947 but later converted into a hydraulic platform truck for servicing the illuminations. Having then been recently acquired by Tony Blackman for preservation, it is seen here in a gloomy Milnsbridge back street having just pulled out of the scrapyard where the equipment had been removed. Eeh, it were grim up North i'them days !
Photo taken Monday 9 May 1977, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield
4. GTJ694
Former Morecambe & Heysham 10, GTJ694, an AEC Regent II originally with Park Royal H30/26R body new in 1947 but later converted into a hydraulic platform truck for servicing the illuminations. Having then been recently acquired by Tony Blackman for preservation, it is seen here in Milnsbridge scrapyard where the equipment is in the process of being removed.
Photo taken Monday 9 May 1977, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield
5. GTJ694
I had always assumed this was a genuine Halifax bus but recent comments on an image of Morecambe Corporation number 10, GTJ694, a Park Royal bodied AEC Regent 0661 cut down to a service vehicle hinted that it may have received Halifax livery whilst in the care of Tony Blackman. There were no registration plates attached to this vehicle and comparing it to the Morecambe picture the bodywork appears identical, but this vehicle has been fitted with a deeper radiator and different front wings. Taken at a private visit to Tony's storage unit at Meltham Mills in 1994.
Photo taken July 1994, Meltham Mills, Kirklees
6. GTJ694
Morecambe & Heysham Corporation former bus 10, GTJ694, an AEC Regent 0661, originally having a Park Royal H30/26R body new in 1947, but later converted as an illuminations servicing platform and seen here performing that role on the occasion of an enthusiasts' visit to the town.
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 1975, Marine Road
7. JTE546
Conductor of preseved Morecambe AEC Regent JTE546 checks if he should change destination to Pisa. It was actually operating a shuttle service to WSR / Quantock Motor Services and Taunton Station
Photo taken Saturday 1 May 2010, top of Station Approach, Taunton
8. JTE546
Morecambe and Heysham AEC Regent III 20, JTE546, new in 1948 with Park Royal H30/26R body.
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 1983, Happy Mount Park, Bare, Morecambe
9. JTE546
Morecambe & Heysham Corporation 20, JTE546, an AEC Regent III 6811A with Park Royal H33/26R body, new in 1948.
Photo taken late 1969, Morecambe Battery Depot forecourt
10. KTF587
Morecambe & Heysham 58, KTF587, a 1948 AEC Regent III with open top Park Royal body shows off the reversed white and blue livery applied to open top vehicles after amalgamation with Lancaster.
Photo taken 1976, Morecambe Battery Depot
11. KTF583
Morecambe & Heysham Corporation 54, KTF583, an AEC Regent III 9612E with Park Royal H30/26R body, new in 1949.
Photo taken Late 1969, approaching Morecambe Battery Depot
12. KTF585
Morecambe & Heysham 56, KTF585, a 1949 AEC Regent III/Park Royal H33/26R
Photo taken Friday 27 July 1973, Main Street Terminus, Heysham Village
13. KTF589
Midland Scottish KTF589, an AEC Regent III 9612E built in 1949 with Park Royal O33/26R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1988, Stirling
14. KTF591
Morecambe & Heysham 62, KTF591, a 1949 AEC Regent III was converted to open top for sea front duties in the 1960s. Some 40 years later it is still in revenue earning service. It is seen as a hospitality vehicle at the 2005 Sheffield bus rally. A psuedo London livery is carried complete with the spurious fleet number RT591!
Photo taken Sunday 11 September 2005, at Meadowhall, Sheffield
15. KTF591
A rear view of Morecambe 62, KTF591, seen at the 2011 Kirkby Stephen rally. The positioning of the trafficators on the waist band is unusual
Photo taken Sunday 24 April 2011, Brough
16. KTF591
Morecambe & Heysham were staunch AEC buyers for many years. 62, KTF591, is a 1949 AEC Regent III with Park Royal bodywork that was converted to open top by Morecambe in the 1960s.
Photo taken Sunday 24 April 2011, Brough
17. KTF594
KTF594 is an AEC Regent III from 1949 with Park Royal O33/26R body preserved as Morecambe and Heysham 65
Photo taken Saturday 1 May 2010, Station Approach Taunton
18. KTF594
Morecambe & Heysham 65, KTF594, a 1949 AEC Regent III with Park Royal open top body seen on the Promenade
Photo taken August 1973, Morecambe Promenade
19. KTF594
Lancaster City Council 65, KTF594, an AEC Regent III built 1949 with Park Royal O33/26R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Morecambe Battery
20. LTF253
Morecambe & Heysham Corporation AEC Regent III with Park Royal bodywork, 68 LTF253, dates from 1950
Photo taken August 1973, Morecambe Battery
21. LTF253
Morecambe 68, LTF253, an A E C Regent III 9612E built in 1950 with Park Royal H33/26R bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Morecambe Battery
22. LTF254
Another view of Morecambe & Heysham's 69, LTF254 an AEC Regent III with Park Royal H33/26R new in 1950. It was up-seated from 30 seats in the upper deck in 1959/60.
Photo taken Monday 28 August 1972, Morecambe Promenade
23. LTF254
A rear view of Morecambe 69, LTF254, a 1950 AEC Regent III 9612E.
Photo taken Sunday 29 May 2011, Marine Road, Morecambe
24. LTF254
City of Lancaster 69, LTF254, an AEC Regent III 9612E built 1950 with Park Royal H33/26R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Morecambe Battery
25. LTF254
Morecambe and Heysham Corporation were staunch AEC users for most of their existence. Seen here is 69, LTF254, a 1950 AEC Regent III 9612E with Park Royal bodywork. For many years Morecambe eschewed the use of route numbers
Photo taken Sunday 29 May 2011, Marine Road
26. LTF254
Morecambe bought many AEC Regent IIIs in post war years. Most of them carried the style of Park Royal bodywork shown here in profile. 69, LTF254, dates from 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 9 October 2011, Skipton Bus Station
27. LTF254
Morecambe & Heysham 69, LTF254, a 1950 AEC Regent III with Park Royal bodywork
Photo taken Sunday 21 June 2009, Chatsworth
28. MTC540
City of Lancaster, originally Morecambe, 72, MTC540, an AEC Regent III 9613E built in 1950 with Park Royal H33/26R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Morecambe Battery
29. MTC540
Morecambe and Heysham 72, MTC540, a 1950 AEC Regent III with a Park Royal body derived from the RT was exhibited at the Earls Court Show in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 16 July 1978, Hornsea Pottery, Lancaster
30. MTE639
Morecambe and Heysham 77, MTE639, an AEC Regent III with Weymann H30/26R body, seen on an enthusiasts' day out.
Photo taken Sunday 19 September 1982, Burscough
31. MTE639
Morecambe and Heysham 77, MTE639, an AEC Regent III with stylish Weymann body, one of six bought in 1951. The original dark green livery is carried. Morecambe did not use route numbers until the 1960s.
Photo taken 1993, Halifax
32. MTE640
Morecambe 78, MTE640, was an A.E.C. 6812A Regent III with a Weymann H33/28R body seen in Euston Road, Morecambe opposite the Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 8 August 1970, Euston Road, Morecambe
33. TTB690
Morecambe & Heysham Corporation 81, TTB690, an AEC Regent III 6812A with Park Royal H30/26R body, new in 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 1975, Marine Road
34. TTB690
Morecambe bought their last AEC Regent IIIs in 1954. These were a trio with Park Royal bodies. The last of the three 81, TTB690, makes it way through promenade holiday traffic when some 19 years old.
Photo taken Tuesday 21 August 1973, Morecambe Promenade
35. 793ATD
City of Lancaster 84, 793ATD, an AEC Regent V MD3RV built in 1957 with Massey H33/28RD bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Morecambe
36. 794ATD
Morecambe & Heysham 85, 794ATD, a AEC Regent V with Massey bodywork one of five bought in 1957. These were the last AEC double deckers bought by Morecambe.
Photo taken August 1973, Main Street Terminus, Heysham Village
37. 410DKM
In 1975 Lancaster bought four Massey bodied Leyland Titan PD2/30s from Maidstone, new in 1958. They were seen as a stop gap until new buses could be delivered and ran in Maidstone's unusual blue and yellow livery. 410, 410DKM, was withdrawn in 1976
Photo taken 1976, Torrisholme, Morecambe
38. HHG33
Lancaster City Council 33, HHG33, a Leyland PD3/6 with East Lancs H41/31F bodywork, picks up passengers outside the erstwhile Morecambe Station. It had been new in March 1959 to Burnley, Colne and Nelson as their 233.
Photo taken c.1975, Morecambe Promenade
39. 33MTD
Morecambe & Heysham Corporation on 33MTD
Photo taken Saturday 8 August 1970
40. 33MTD
Former Morecambe & Heysham Corporation 87, 33MTD, a Leyland Titan PD2/37 with Massey H37/27F body, new in 1960, but now in Lancaster City Transport livery.
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 1975, Marine Road, Morecambe
41. 33MTD
Morecambe switched to Leyland for deliveries in 1960 - 87, 33MTD, is a Leyland Titan PD2/37 with front entrance Massey body. A Park Royal bodied AEC Regent III is seen in the background.
Photo taken August 1973, Morecambe Battery
42. 34MTD
Morecambe & Heysham's 88, 34MTD, a Leyland PD2/37 with Massey H37/27F bodywork new in 1960. Taken on promenade at Morecambe in August 1972.
Photo taken Monday 28 August 1972, Morecambe Promenade
43. 435XTF
Morecambe's last new double deckers prior to amalgamation with Lancaster in 1974 were a pair of Massey bodied Leyland Titan PD2A/27s new in 1962. 90, 435XTF, is seen at the Battery bus park.
Photo taken August 1973, Morecambe Battery
44. 435XTF
Morecambe and Heysham bought their last new double deckers in 1962, a pair of Leyland Titan PD2A/27s with front entrance Massey bodywork. Seen at the Battery Hotel wearing Lancaster City Council colours is 90, 435XTF.
Photo taken 1977, Morecambe Battery
45. CTJ101E
City of Lancaster 1, CTJ101E, an AEC Swift MP2R built in 1967 with Pennine B50D bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Morecambe Battery
46. CTJ102E
Morecambe returned to AEC for new vehicles in the late 1960s. These were AEC Swifts with Pennine bodywork seating 50. Number 2, CTJ102E, passes the Battery.
Photo taken August 1973, Morecambe Battery
47. UTJ909H
Morecambe's second batch of AEC Swifts had Northern Counties bodywork. 9, UTJ909H, dates from 1970. It is seen loading on the promenade.
Photo taken August 1973, Morecambe Promenade
48. UTJ910H
City of Lancaster 1, UTJ910H, an AEC Swift 2MP2R built in 1970 with Northern Counties B50D bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Morecambe Battery
49. MTE611K
Morecambe & Heysham's 11, MTE611K, a Seddon RU with Seddon dual entrance bus body seating 46 was new in 1972 and seen here on Morecambe promenade.
Photo taken Monday 28 August 1972, Morecambe Promenade
50. NTF716M
City of Lancaster 16, NTF716M, a Seddon Pennine RU DP47F built in 1973.
Photo taken July 1974, Morecambe Battery