SCT '61 Photo Index
Mid-Wales Motorways
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Mid Wales Motorways Badge
Photo taken Sunday 21 April 2013, Brooklands
2. FW4875
Another impressive beast in the Mid Wales Motorways fleet, FW4875, was a Dennis Lancet (don't you just love that 'coffin' radiator?) which had been new to Daisy Bus Service, Broughton, Lincs in 5/34. It passed to the Ministry of War Transport by 1943 and Mid Wales got their hands on it in 1945.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 1963
3. FFM274
Mid Wales Motorways, Newtown FFM274, a Guy Arab II 5LW/ NCME UL27/26R new 5/43 as Crosville M155 (renumbered MG155 in 1946). It was one of two (the other one was FFM273) acquired via Guy Motors, Wolverhampton by who was reconditioned in 1957.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 1963, Newtown Garage ?
4. CBX535
Mid Wales Motorways CBX535 was a Guy Arab II new 1/45 to Rees & Williams, Tycroes who had it rebodied by Burlingham (L27/26R) in 1950 replacing the original Weymann lowbridge utility body with the same seating split.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 1963
5. VS4353
Guy Arab VS4353 in the fleet of Mid-Wales Motorways seen on an Omnibus Society visit. This was one of eighteen Guy Arab II 5LWs with Weymann L27/28R bodies new in 1945 to Greenock Motor Services.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 1963, Worthen
6. EP9388
Mid-Wales Motorways EP9388, a Bedford OB with a Duple C27F body was one of two new in December 1946. It was later upseated to C29F and is seen here in Welshpool.
Photo taken early 1971, Welshpool
7. EP9588
Mid Wales Motorways EP9588 a Bedford OB / Duple Vista C29F new to them as C27F in April 1947 does not look as though it has much longer left in this world, however it must have been under refurbishment as it soldiered on for another six and a half years before it was withdrawn for scrap 1/70.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 1963
8. AEP551
Photographed here in Shrewsbury with Green (Worthen Motorways), Worthen, whilst displaying the incorrect registration AEP 51 (one of the 5s has fallen off), AEP551 was a Bedford OB with a Duple C29F body which had been new to Mid-Wales Motorways in October 1948.
Photo taken early 1971, Barker Street Bus Station, Shrewsbury
9. EP9548
Photographed in the yard of Mid Wales Motorways of Welshpool is this Bedford OB, EP9548.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 1963, Welshpool
10. AEP766
Seen at the Mid Wales Motorways yard in Welshpool is a Crossley coach AEP766.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 1963, Welshpool
11. MHU49
Mid-Wales Motorways MHU49, acquired in February 1959 from the Bristol Omnibus Company, was a Bedford OB with a Duple B30F body and is seen in Welshpool alongside a Crosville Bristol/ECW.
Photo taken early 1971, Welshpool
12. DHL166
Seen in the yard at their Newtown garage, Mid-Wales Motorways DHL166 was acquired from Williams, Ponciau in November 1965.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
13. DJR264
Mid-Wales Motorways DJR264, photographed in the yard at their Newtown garage, was a Bedford OB with a Duple C29F body new in 1950 which had been acquired from Hoskin, Blackwood in March 1967.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
14. KNY731
Photographed in the yard of Mid Wales Motorways of Welshpool in August 1963 is KNY731 a Bedford OB with Duple 29 seat bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 1963, Welshpool
15. MHU52
Mid-Wales Motorways MHU52, acquired in February 1959 from the Bristol Omnibus Company, was a Bedford OB with a Duple B29F body which was pictured in the yard at their main garage in Newtown.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
16. BEP882
Preserved Mid-Wales Motors BEP882, a Bedford OB with Duple body new in March 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 21 April 2013, Brooklands Gathering
17. BEP882
In the yard at their Newtown garage is Mid-Wales Motorways BEP882 which was a Bedford OB with a Duple B30F body new in March 1951.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
18. CEP147
CEP147 was the second of two B40F Sentinel STC4 delivered new to Mid Wales Motorways - this one in 7/51. Both were unfortunately destroyed in the 1969 Newtown fire.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 1963
19. HB7165
One of many treats to be found amongst the superannuated Mid Wales Motorways fleet in Welshpool. The vehicle shown is the Company tow-truck HB7165, a Dennis chassis, new to Merthyr Tydfil Borough Council in the 1951 she was one of several vehicles acquired by MWMC from MTBC (including HB7145, HB7162 & HB7164) in 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 1963, Welshpool
20. OUA76
A rear view of Mid Wales Motorways OUA76 which was a Commer 23A Avenger with a Saro C37F body, seen in Shrewsbury. It had been new in 1951 to Leeds & District Workpeoples Fund as C33F, passing via Culling, Claxton to Mid-Wales Motorways, Newtown in 10/61 who upseated it.
Photo taken Friday 17 September 1965, Barker Street Bus Station, Shrewsbury
21. OKM176
Another unusual combination in the diverse Mid Wales Motorways fleet was OKM176, a Commer 23A Avenger with a Strachans C33F body that was new to Currie, Bexleyheath in 1/52.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 1963
22. JEP668
Mid-Wales Motorways JEP668 was a Bedford SB1 with a Yeates Europa C41F body new in March 1959 and is seen at the main garage in Newtown.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
23. JEP861
Mid Wales Motorways JEP861, a Bedford SB1 built in 1959 with Yeates Europa C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Welshpool
24. JEP861
Seen in Welshpool is Mid-Wales Motorways JEP861, a Bedford SB1 with a Yeates Europa C41F body which was new in March 1959.
Photo taken early 1971, Welshpool
25. 320NTC
Mid Wales Motorways 320NTC, a Bedford SB1 built in 1960 with Yeates Europa C41F bodywork. New to Harrison, Morecambe, this reached Mid Wales from Golden Valley, Hereford. Next to it is 2804DK, a Plaxton bodied SB5 built in 1962 and new to Yelloway.
Photo taken July 1978, Welshpool
26. 7386AD
Mid Wales Motorways 7386AD, aBedford SB1 built in 1960/1 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Newtown Garage
27. RCT2
Mid-Wales Motorways RCT2, acquired from Price, Wrockwardine Wood in November 1969, was a Yeates Europa C41F bodied Bedford SB3 which had been fitted with a diesel engine whilst with Price.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown garage
28. 2804DK
Mid-Wales Motorways 2804DK was a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Embassy C41F body new in 1962 to Yelloway, Rochdale.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
29. 507GUY
Mid-Wales Motorways 507GUY, a Bedford SB5 with a Yeates Fiesta C43F body, was acquired in May 1966 from Yeomans Motors, Canon Pyon.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
30. 8844UN
Mid Wales Motorways 8844UN, a Bedford SB3 built in 1963 with Plaxton Embassy III C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Newtown Garage
31. 8844UN
Mid-Wales Motorways 8844UN, acquired from its original operator Meredith & Jesson of Cefn Mawr in August 1969, was a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Embassy III C41F body new in 1963 which is seen at their Newtown garage.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
32. ADC192B
Mid-Wales Motorways ADC192B, a Duple Bella Vega C41F bodied Bedford SB5 had been new to Begg, Thornaby in 1964.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
33. CEP601D
New to Mid-Wales Motorways in June 1966, CEP601D was a Bedford VAM5 with a Duple (Midland) B45F body seen here in the yard at their Newtown garage.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
34. FPY298D
Mid Wales Motorways, Newtown, FPY298D, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1966 with Duple Bella Ventura C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Newtown Garage
35. BAR832F
Mid Wales Motorways BAR832F, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1968 with Plaxton Panorama I C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Newtown Garage