SCT '61 Photo Index
OK Motor Services
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1. VH8700
Seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place was O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland VH8700, an A.E.C. 662 Regal.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
2. GUA782
GUA782 was a Leyland Titan TD5 with Roe H31/25R body, new as Leeds City Transport no. 316 in 1938.
Photo taken Saturday 30 April 1966, OK Motor Services depot, Bishop Auckland
3. CBA764
CBA764 seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place was a Leyland PS1 which had been rebodied in early 1953 with a Burlingham FC35F body after being acquired by O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson). It had been new in January 1947 to Fieldsend, Salford with a Santus C33F body. It passed to Allan, Newcastle in April 1948; to Blenheim Haulage, Newcastle in July 1948; then to Stacey (Hylton Castle Coaches), Sunderland and to Wilson, Horsley-on-Tyne before passing to Ritz Motors, Gateshead in June 1950 and was withdrawn in January 1953. On arrival with Emmerson it was rebodied with the Burlingham body seen here.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
4. GTJ409
O.K. (Emmerson) GTJ409 seen at Bishop Auckland was a Leyland PS1/1 with a Raine DP35F body adapted for one man operation.
Photo taken Sunday 25 July 1965, Bishop Auckland Market Place
5. JXN314
O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland JXN314 seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place was, numerically, the first of eight Park Royal H30/26R bodied Leyland 7RTs acquired from Londion Transport in March 1958. It had been new in November 1948 when it was numbered RTL2.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
6. JXN316
O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland JXN316 was a Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body which had been acquired by Emmerson, in March 1958, from London Transport, where it had been RTL4.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
7. JXN317
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, JXN317, a Leyland Titan 7RT3/1 built in 1948 with Park Royal H30/26R bodywork. Former London Transport RTL5 looking splendid in OK's traditional livery.
Photo taken early 1960s?, East Parade, Bishop Auckland
8. JXN337
Seen in Bishop Auckland Market place was O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland JXN337, one of eight Park Royal H30/26R bodied Leyland 7RTs acquired from London Transport in March 1958. This was had been RTL17 with London Transport.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
9. JXN348
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, JXN348, a Leyland Titan 7RT3/1 built in 1948 with Park Royal H30/26R bodywork. New as London Transport RTL25, this was one of a number of ex-LT vehicles operated by OK.
Photo taken Early 1960s?, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
10. JXN351
OKMS JXN351, a Leyland 7RT built 1948 with Park Royal H30/26R bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
11. JXN351
O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland JXN351 was a Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body which had been acquired from London Transport, where it had been RTL28, in March 1958. It is seen in Chester Street, Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Chester Street, Bishop Auckland
12. JXN356
O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland JXN356 was a Leyland 7RT with a Park Royal H30/26R body which had been acquired by Emmerson in March 1958 from London Transport, where it had been RTL33. It was seen in Chester Street, Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Chester Street, Bishop Auckland
13. JXN356
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, JXN356 Leyland Titan 7RT3/1 built 1948 with Park Royal H30/26R bodywork.
Photo taken rear of OK garage, Bishop Auckland
14. LPT208
LPT208, an AEC Regal III with Plaxton C33F body of O.K. (Emmerson) seen in the garage yard at Bishop Auckland. It was new to Tyman, Stanley in 1949 and was acquired in January 1963 from Featherstone, High Etherley.
Photo taken Sunday 25 July 1965, Bishop Auckland
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A general view of the OK depot at Bishop Auckland showing a lineup of former London Transport deckers. In the late 1960s OK had quite a number and were regular users of discarded LT buses. Visible are SUP998 (AEC Reliance/Roe), JXN314 (Leyland 7RT/Park Royal), LLU579 (PD2/3/Leyland RT6), JXN351 (Leyland 7RT/Park Royal) and JXN317 (Leyland 7RT/Park Royal).
Photo taken July 1968, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
16. JWU117
JWU117 seen here with Paton. Renfrew, where it carried fleet number 59, was a Leyland PS1/1 with a Bellhouse Hartwell C33F body which had been new in February 1950 to Whiteley (Central Motors), Ripponden.
Photo taken Wednesday 13 June 1962, Paton's Depot, Tower Garage, Ferry Road, Renfrew
17. LLU579
OKMS LLU579, a Leyland Titan PD2/3 built 1950 with Leyland RT6 H30/26R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, Bishop Auckland Market Place
18. EJR791
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, EJR791, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/15 built in 1952 and rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama C43F body in 1966.
Photo taken Sunday 12 April 1981, Lockey's Garage, St. Helen Auckland
19. LUF242
Originally Southdown 742, LUF242 was acquired by O.K., Bishop Auckland in January 1967. It was a Leyland PD2/12 with a Leyland H32/26RD body new in 1952 and is seen in Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken Thursday 31 July 1969, Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland
20. 88CMV
Seen in Chester Street, Bishop Auckland is O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland 88CMV which was a Crossley CMD3RV Regent V with a Park Royal H33/28R body which had been new in October 1954 as a demonstrator. It was acquired by Emmerson in May 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Chester Street, Bishop Auckland
21. JAP508
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, JAP508, a Bristol KSW6G from 1954 with ECW bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
22. KKW489
O.K. Motor Services, Bishop Auckland KKW489 was a Plaxton Venturer C41C bodied A.E.C. Reliance, new to O.K. in 1954, seen in Midland Road, Kings Cross.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Midland Road, London Kings Cross
23. 88CMV
O.K. Motor Services, Bishop Auckland 88CMV, a Crossley CMD3RV Regent V with a Crossley H33/28R body was originally a demonstrator and is seen in Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken Thursday 31 July 1969, Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland
24. RUP508
O.K. Motor Services (Howe), Spennymoor RUP508 was a Roe B41F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance dating from May 1955. It is seen here in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
25. RUP772
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, RUP772, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1955 with Roe C41F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1970, Bishop Auckland depot
26. SUP998
O.K. Motor Services SUP998, an AEC Reliance with Roe DP41F body seen in the finishing shop at Roe’s Crossgates works.
Photo taken Saturday 3 December 1955, Roe's Crossgates Works
27. SUP998
O.K. Motor Services, Bishop Auckland SUP998 seen in Midland Road, Kings Cross, was a Roe DP41F bodied A.E.C. Reliance new in 1956. A shot of it in the finishing shop at Roe's in December 1955 is on the site.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Midland Road, London Kings Cross
28. UPT638
O.K. Motor Services (Howe), Spennymoor UPT638, an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a very early Duple Midland DP41F body new in June 1956 was seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
29. UUP950
O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland UUP950 was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Roe B45F body new in October 1956. Bringing up the rear is Crossley Regent V 88CMV which was acquired in May 1957 and which had been a demonstrator for Crossley since being new in October 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Peel Street, Bishop Auckland
30. WPT576
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, WPT576, an AEC Reliance from around 1957 with Burlingham DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
31. WPT576
Howe, Spennymoor, ran jointly with O.K. Motor Services on the Bishop Auckland to Newcastle service and WPT576, a Burlingham DP45F bodied AEC Reliance is seen passing through Chester-le-Street.
Photo taken Tuesday 19 May 1964, Front Street, Chester-le-Street
32. WPT576
WPT576 in Howe, Spennymoor livery, with O.K. red roof, seen in Bishop Auckland on the joint service with O.K. Motor Services to Newcastle. This Burlingham DP45F bodied AEC Reliance was new to Howe in May 1957 and passed with the business in 1968 to O.K. Motor Services who ran it as a separate entity until May 1979. WPT 576 was transferred in 1970 to the main O.K. fleet and withdrawn, and dismantled for spares, in 1973.
Photo taken Thursday 31 July 1969, Bishop Auckland Market Place
33. WPT576
O.K. Motor Services (Howe), Spennymoor WPT576 was a Burlingham DP41F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance new in May 1957 which is seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
34. WUP327
O.K. Motor Services of Bishop Auckland were instrumental in the design of the Plaxton Highway body and WUP327 carried the first example, a B45F body on an AEC Reliance chassis, entering service in July 1957.
Photo taken OK depot Bishop Auckland
35. WUP327
WUP327 was an AEC Reliance MU3RV with a Plaxton B45F body which was new to OK Motor Services in July 1957.
Photo taken c.1968, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
36. WUP327
WUP327 of the O.K. Motor Service (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland fleet is seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place. It was a Plaxton B45F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance new in July 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
37. XPT845
The interior of Plaxton Highway B45F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance XPT845, which was new in 1957, having been exhibited at the 1957 Scottish Commercial Motor Show, is seen here at the Bishop Auckland garage of its owner, O.K. Motor Services.
Photo taken Thursday 31 July 1969, OK depot Bishop Auckland
38. XPT845
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, XPT845, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1957 with Plaxton Highway B45F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Bishop Auckland depot
39. 399UP
OK Motor Services of Bishop Auckland 399UP, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Highway body.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1971, Bishop Auckland Market Place
40. 517APT
OKMS 517APT, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Duple B46F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
41. 572FTF
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, 572FTF, a Leyland Titan PD3/4 built in 1958 with Metro-Cammell H41/32R bodywork.
Photo taken August 1975, West Auckland Green
42. 572FTF
OK Motor Services 572FTF, a Leyland Titan PD3/4 with Metro Cammell Orion H41/32R body, new to Lancashire United as their 655 in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1971, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
43. YPT156
O.K., Bishop Auckland YPT156, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Highway B41F body acquired in May 1966 from Davies, Tredegar. It had been new to General Omnibus Services, Chester-le-Street in March 1958.
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1967, Bishop Auckland Market Place
44. YUP487
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, YUP487, a Leyland Titan PD3/6 from 1958 with H41/32RD bodywork by Roe. Parked next to it is UJF179, a Daimler CS6G/30 with Metro-Cammell bodywork acquired from Leicester, where it was new in 1959.
Photo taken April 1972, OK depot Bishop Auckland
45. YUP487
YUP487, a 1958 Leyland Titan PD3/6 with Roe H73RD bodywork of OK Motor Services.
Photo taken 1969, Bishop Auckland Market Place
46. YUP487
YUP487 was a Leyland PD3/6 with a Roe H41/32RD body new to O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland in 1958. It is seen here in Bondgate, Bishop Auckland operating the Witton Park service.
Photo taken Thursday 20 April 1972, Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
47. YUP487
YUP487, of O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland, was a Leyland PD3/6 with a Roe H41/32RD body which had been new to Emmerson in May 1958 and was seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
48. 1212RE
OK Motor Services 1212RE, a Leyland Titan PD3/1 built in 1959 with Massey H41/31F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1975, West Auckland Green
49. 129DPT
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, 129DPT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA from 1959 with Plaxton C41F bodywork.
Photo taken January 1971, Bishop Auckland Market Place
50. 129DPT
This AEC Reliance was new to Howe of Spennymoor in 1959 and carries Plaxton C41F bodywork. It passed to OK Motor Srvices when Howe were taken over.
Photo taken 1992, Sheffield Rally
51. 129DPT
Preserved OK Motor Services 129DPT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA from 1959 with Plaxton C41F bodywork. It was new to Howe of Spennymoor in 1959 and passed to OK when Howe were taken over.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2015, Anstey Park, Alton
52. 129DPT
OK, Bishop Auckland sent many coaches to Whitley Bay on 7 July 1973 and 129DPT represented subsidiary E Howe (OK Motor Services) of Spennymoor, which retained own licences. The late afternoon sun bounces from the shining AEC Reliance 2MU3RA, carrying early Plaxton Panorama C41F body new in May 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 7 July 1973, Brierdene Car Park, Whitley Bay
53. 570CTO
OK Motor Services 570CTO, a Leyland Titan PD3/1 with Metro Cammell H40/32F body, new to Skill's of Nottingham in 1959 as their number 70.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1971, Bishop Auckland Market Place
54. 696DPT
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, 696DPT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV of 1959 with Duple Britannia C41F coachwork.
Photo taken July 1972, Bishop Auckland Market Place
55. 696DPT
OK Motor Services bought 696DPT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Duple Britannia C41F bodywork, in May 1959. Withdrawn in June 1976, it served as office at OK's Heaton depot in Newcastle before going to a local dealer in January 1978; sadly, this beautiful coach was subsequently scrapped.
Photo taken c.1968, Bishop Auckland Market Place
56. 696DPT
OK, Bishop Auckland sent a large excursion convoy to Whitley Bay on 7 July 1973 and by virtue of age 696DPT of May 1959 gained a photo. It's an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Duple Britannia C41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 7 July 1973, Brierdene Car Park, Whitley Bay
57. 780DAU
Barratt, builder, 780DAU, a Leyland Titan PD3/1 from 1959 with Metro-Cammell-Weymann bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Marton building site, Middlesbrough
58. 780DAU
OK Motor Services 780DAU, a Leyland Titan PD3/1 with Metro Cammell H40/32F body, new in 1959 to Skill's of Nottingham.
Photo taken 3 April 1971, Manor Road, St Helen Auckland
59. XUF848
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, XUF848, a Leyland Titan PD3/4 built in 1959 with Northern Counties FH39/30F bodywork. New as Southdown 848.
Photo taken June 1977, Bishop Auckland Market Place
60. XUF849
OK Motor Services had a number of former Southdown Queen Mary Leyland PD3's. The oldest of them were XUF847-XUF849 which were 1959 Leyland Titan PD3/4 models with Northern Counties FH39/30F bodywork. Alongside 849 in this depot shot is former Tyneside PTE (Newcastle Corporation) 212, 212JVK a Weymann H44/34F bodied Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1. OK obviously found the Queen Mary's to their liking as they went back for three later models already pictured on the site.
Photo taken Saturday 9 October 1976, OK depot Bishop Auckland
61. 550FUP
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, 550FUP, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1960 with Plaxton Highway B45F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1970, Depot, Bishop Auckland
62. 875FUP
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, 875FUP, a Bedford SB built ca 1960 with Plaxton Conway bodywork.
Photo taken November 1970, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
63. LJX15
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, LJX15, an AEC Regent V 2D3RA from 1960 with Metro-Cammell H40/32F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
64. LJX17
  Seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place is O.K. Motor Services LJX17, an A.E.C. 2D3RA Regent V with a Metro Cammell H40/32F body new in March 1960 as Halifax Corporation 17, passing to Halifax Joint Omnibus Committee, still as number 17, in March 1970, from whom it was acquired in April 1970.
Photo taken Thursday 20 April 1972, Bishop Auckland Market Place
65. NCK623
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, NCK623, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 of 1960 with Metro-Cammell-Weymann H44/34F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, West Auckland Green
66. NCK623
OK Motor Services NCK623, a 1960 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with MCW bodywork picks up passengers bound for Evenwood in Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken October 1974, Chester Street, Bishop Auckland
67. NRN595
OK Motor Services NRN595, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1960 with Metro-Cammell H44/33F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1975, Bishop Auckland Market Place
68. WVA453
WVA453 was one of a pair of AEC Reliance 2MU3RAs with Willowbrook B45F bodywork which had been new to Irvine (Golden Eagle Coaches) of Salsburgh in May 1960 and were acquired by OK Motor Services in March 1965.
Photo taken c.1968, OK depot Bishop Auckland
69. WVA453
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland WVA453, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Willowbrook B45F body, new to Irvine (Golden Eagle), Salsburgh in 1960, and acquired from them in 1965.
Photo taken July 1969, rear of OK depot Bishop Auckland
70. 1410PT
OK Motor Services 1410PT, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, rear of OK garage in Bishop Auckland
71. 1411PT
1411PT was one of a pair of Bedford SB1s with Plaxton C41F bodies bought by OK Motor Services in January 1961. After withdrawal in November 1972 both this and sister coach 1410PT passed to Greensitt & Barrett (builders) of Blaydon-on-Tyne. It is pictured on a gloomy day on the parking area adjacent to the depot in Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken c.1968, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
72. 204JVK
OK Motor Services 204JVK, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1961 with Weymann H44/34F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1975, Bishop Auckland Market Place
73. 204JVK
A foggy day in Bishop Auckland and former Newcastle 204. 204JVK. a 1961 Leyland Atlantean with Weymann body rests in the depot of its second owner OK Motor Services.
Photo taken 1974, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
74. 5050PT
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, 5050PT, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1970, OK Depot, North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
75. 399UP
399UP was an AEC Reliance 4MU3RA with Plaxton Highway body new to OK Motor Services in 1962. It has been captured here by the AEC photographer with a healthy load of passengers. The sheer number of these along with the style of them makes me think these were not 'ringers' but genuine passengers.
Photo taken 1962, Clyde Terrace, Spennymoor
76. JJP503
OK Motor Services JJP503, a Leyland Titan PD2A/27 built in 1962 with Massey H37/27F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1976, Bishop Auckland Market Place
77. NHG553
OK Motor Services NHG553, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/11 built in 1962 with East Lancashire B43F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1980, Bishop Auckland Market Place
78. WVH411
Huddersfield Corporation (as opposed to the Joint Committee) bought their first motor buses as late as 1962 having been an all trolleybus fleet until then. 411, WVH411, is a 1962 Leyland Titan PD3A/2 with Roe front entrance bodywork. The bus is seen after sale to OK Motor Services the well known North East independent.
Photo taken 1979, Bishop Auckland Market Place
79. WVH420
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, WVH420, a Leyland Titan PD3A/2 built in 1962/3 with Roe H39/31F bodywork. Formerly 4420 with Metro Kirklees this had been new as Huddersfield 420.
Photo taken April 1977, Bishop Auckland Market Place
80. 5545UP
OKMS 5545UP, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1963 with Plaxton Highway B47F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1970, North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
81. PCW959
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, PCW959, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/11 built in 1963 with East Lancashire B43F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1979, Bishop Auckland Market Place
82. PCW959
OK Motor Services PCW959 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/11 built in 1963 with East Lancashire B43F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1980, Bishop Auckland Market Place
83. 295MUP
OK Motor Services 295MUP, a Bedford SB5 built in 1964 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, High Street, Stokesley
84. 827SHW
OK Motor Services 827SHW, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1964 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 11 April 1981, near of OK's Newcastle Depot
85. 950JUB
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, 950JUB, an A E C Regent V 2D2RA built in 1964 with Roe H39/31R bodywork. Former Leeds 950 (and friends) was still in Leeds livery but OKMS has been crudely marked on the bonnet below the driver's windscreen.
Photo taken December 1975, OK depot Bishop Auckland
86. BUF277C
OK Motor Services BUF277C, a Leyland Titan PD3/4 built in 1965 with Northern Counties FH39/30F bodywork.
Photo taken January 1980, Bishop Auckland Market Place
87. BUF279C
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, BUF279C, a Leyland Titan PD3/4 built in 1965 with Northern Counties FH39/30F bodywork. This had been new as Southdown 279.
Photo taken August 1979, Bishop Auckland Market Place
88. FCD286D
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, FCD286D, a Leyland Titan PD3/4 from 1966 with Northern Counties FH39/30F bodywork. Acquired from Southdown and smartly repainted in OK colours.
Photo taken c. 1982, Bishop Auckland Market Place
89. FCD286D
Here's one for the boy's 'Up North'. Preserved ex Southdown 'Queen Mary' 286, FCD286D has recently been repainted in OKMS livery.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2016, Marine Parade, Worthing
90. OUP650D
OK Motor Services OUP650D was an AEC Reliance 4MU3RA with Plaxton Highway DP51F bodywork which the photographer remembers with great fondness. New in June 1966, it was transferred to the associated fleet of E Howe (OKMS) at Spennymoor in June 1970.
Photo taken c.1968, Bishop Auckland, Market Place
91. OVX143D
OK Motor Services OVX143D, a Leyland Titan PD2A/30 built in 1966 with Massey H33/28RD bodywork.
Photo taken July 1980, Bishop Auckland Market Place
92. OVX143D
OK Motor Services OVX143D, a former Colchester Corporation Leyland Titan PD2A/30 with its Massey H33/28R body later fitted with platform doors.
93. PPT200D
Fulton's of Sacriston PPT200D, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1980, Guisborough
94. DHD237E
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, DHD237E, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4RT built in 1967 with Plaxton Panorama I C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, off Rectory Lane, Guisborough
95. KUS596E
OK Motor Services KUS596E, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1967 with Alexander A H44/34F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, North Road, Durham
96. KUS599E
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, KUS599E, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1967 with Alexander A H44/34F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1979, Bishop Auckland Market Place
97. UPT958E
Beneath stormy skies and with road completely devoid of traffic OK, Bishop Auckland UPT958E calls at a stop at St Helen Auckland en route to Woodland via West Auckland. The AEC Reliance 6MU3R was the bus-bodied member of a pair new in June 1967 with Plaxton Highway B55F body.
Photo taken Saturday 7 April 1973, Dere Street, Tindale Crescent
98. JCU855G
OK Motor Services JCU855G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1969 with Duple Commander IV C51F bodywork. Acquired from Galloway of Harthill, this had been new to another NE operator, Mallam of South Shields.
Photo taken April 1981, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
99. KJX3G
OK Motor Services acquired KJX3G, an AEC Reliance 6U2R with Alexander DP53F bodywork, in October 1975. It had been new to Hebble, 3, in May 1969 with C49F bodywork. The following year it was renumbered 503 and passed to West Riding in August 1971 who numbered it 100; three months later it was again renumbered, this time to 272. On withdrawal in February 1975 it passed to North's from whom OKMS purchased it. It had been re-seated as above by the time it entered service in April 1976. Safe in the knowledge that it wouldn't suffer any more identity crises as OK didn't go in for anything as vulgar as fleet numbers, it gave sterling service until withdrawal in February 1982; it was used for spares and the remains went to Blacket's of Butterknowle for scrap.
Photo taken 1976, Middleton Road, Woodland, County Durham
100. GUP647H
OK Motor Services GUP647H, a 1970 AEC Reliance with 55 seat Plaxton bodywork.
Photo taken 1978, Bishop Auckland Market Place
101. GUP647H
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, GUP647H, an A E C Reliance 505 6MU3R built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent II B55F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1971, Bishop Auckland Market Place
102. YRR517H
OKMS YRR517H Barton BTS2 from 1957 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F body from 1969.
Photo taken Saturday 11 April 1981, OK Newcastle depot
103. JGU351K
O.K. Motor Services Northumbria on JGU251K
Photo taken Tuesday 7 August 1979
104. OPT124J
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, OPT124J, probably a Bedford YRQ from 1971 with Willowbrook C45F coachwork.
Photo taken July 1971, College Square, Stokesley
105. RUP170K
O.K. Motor Services, Bishop Auckland RUP170K, taking part in the National Coach Rally, was a Bedford YRQ with a Plaxton Elite Express II C45F body and is seen in Wigan at the start of the road section before departing for Blackpool.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 1972, National Coach Rally, Wigan
106. GBB520K
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, GBB520K Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 built in 1972 with Alexander J bodywork. This had been new as Tyne & Wear 684.
Photo taken April 1981, North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
107. JGU251K
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, JGU251K Daimler Fleetline CRG6LXB built in 1972 with Metro-Cammell H44/27F bodywork. New as London Transport DMS1251 with dual door body seating 24 on the lower deck and looking good in the traditional OK livery.
Photo taken August 1979, Bishop Auckland Market Place
108. JGU258K
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, JGU258K, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LXB built in 1972 with Metro-Cammell-Weymann H44/27F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1986, Bishop Auckland Bus Station
109. MLK445L
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, MLK445L, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LXB built in 1972 with Park Royal bodywork. New as London Transport DMS445 with H44/24D layout.
Photo taken July 1980, Bishop Auckland Market Place
110. UPT50K
OK Travel, Bishop Auckland, UPT50K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1990, off Rectory Lane, Guisborough
111. VNE533L
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, VNE533L, a Ford Transit built in 1972 with Ford Deansgate 12 seat bodywork. OK had a small number of low capacity vehicles, this secondhand one had been new to Nova, Birstall.
Photo taken August 1979, North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
112. XUP347L
Another view at the unusual area name of Tindale Crescent shows five week old OK Leyland Atlantean XUP347L a Leyland Atlantean AN68/2R on the Evenwood service. It's the first of three with Northern Counties H47/36F bodies of a design still appropriate today.
Photo taken Saturday 7 April 1973, Dere Street, Tindale Crescent, Co Durham