SCT '61 Photo Index
Osbornes
G W Osborne & Sons, Tollesbury

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1. HLX222
Another ex-London Transport RT in the G.W. Osborne fleet, HLX222, former RT405, seen outside the Red Lion, Tolleshunt D'Arcy (the next village to Tollesbury, where G W Osborne & Sons had their base).
Photo taken The Red Lion, Tolleshunt D'Arcy
2. KXW356
Osborne's KXW356, ex-London Transport RTW256
Photo taken New Road Garage, Tollesbury
3. PPU982
Osborne, Tollesbury PPU982 was an A.E.C. 9612A Regent III with a Strachans L27/28R body seen at Osborne's garage in Tollesbury.
Photo taken Sunday 14 February 1965, New Road Garage, Tollesbury
4. LUC205
Osborne, Tollesbury ex-LT RF5 LUC205 parked outside the depot. Originally one of LT's private hire fleet.
Photo taken 1960s, New Road Garage, Tollesbury
5. LUC210
Osborne, Tollesbury ex-LT RF10, LUC210, at Tollesbury bus terminal on the route to Witham.
Photo taken 1960s, The Square, Tollesbury
6. LUC210
LUC210 in the fleet of Osbornes of Tollesbury, originally RF10 of London Transport, one of the first batch of 25 RFs built in 1951 as private hire vehicles, hence the quarter lights. It ran with Osbornes between early 1964 and the end of 1969 and has since been preserved.
Photo taken opposite New Road Garage, Tollesbury
7. LYR997
Former Osbornes LYR997, originally London Transport RT2827, new in 1952
Photo taken Sunday 7 June 2009, Clacton
8. LYR997
Former Osbornes LYR997, originally London Transport RT2827, new in 1952
Photo taken Sunday 10 October 2004, Canvey Rally
9. MLL794
Osborne of Tollesbury MLL794, ex London Transport Green Line RF257, new in June 1952 and bought by Osbornes in early 1965 who operated it until 1971.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Colchester Bus Station
10. MLL534
Osborne, Tollesbury ex-LT RF147 MLL534 entering Tollesbury village, originally a Green Line coach.
Photo taken 1960s, Tollesbury
11. 80WMH
80WMH, an AEC Bridgemaster with Park Royal LD75R body started life as a demonstrator but by 1965 it was in the interesting fleet of G.W.Osborne and Sons of Tollesbury
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Colchester Bus Station
12. 2211MK
Eastern National RELL bus HD1535, MHK917J, from Halstead depot in the layover area of Colchester Bus Station, in the company of Osbornes of Tollesbury 31 (OVX765K - Ford R226/Duple coach) and 11 (2211MK - an ex demonstration AEC Bridgemaster)
Photo taken Tuesday 24 October 1972, Colchester Bus Station
13. 2211MK
2211MK, an AEC Bridgemaster with Osbornes, Tollesbury, new as a demonstrator in 1960 and acquired by Osbornes in 1961
14. 2211MK
In the middle is an AEC Regent III with Northern Coachbuilders L55R body, ECX420, which started life with the Huddersfield Joint Committee and passed in 1963 into the small fleet of Vines of Great Bromley. It was in turn sold later in the year this picture was taken to Silver City of Harlow.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Colchester Bus Station
15. 8071ML
Former demonstrator, G.W. Osborne of Tollesbury AEC Renown, 8071ML with Park Royal H44/31F body which joined the Osborne fleet in late 1963.
Photo taken Colchester (?)
16. 8071ML
G.W. Osborne of Tollesbury AEC Renown, 8071ML with Park Royal H44/31F body which joined the Osborne fleet in late 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Colchester Bus Station
17. 84CYV
Osbornes 84CYV, Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R / Plaxton DP51F
Photo taken June 1972, East Street, Tollesbury
18. 84CYV
Osborne, Tollesbury, 24 84CYV, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1962 with Plaxton Derwent DP49F bodywork from 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 6 August 1978, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate
19. GGM431D
Prototype Bristol VRL, GGM431D, chassis number VRX-1, is seen in Colchester Bus Station whilst working for Osbornes of Tollesbury during the late 1970s.
Photo taken late 1970s, Colchester Bus Station
20. HHW933D
Osbornes HHW933D, Bristol VRL / ECW. The prototype VRL with chassis number VRX-2, exhibited at 1966 Commercial Motor Show, then used as a demonstrator, to Bristol in 1970 and to Osbornes in September 1973.
Photo taken May 1974, Felixstowe Rally
21. SOE967H
Osbornes SOE967H, Daimler Fleetline / Park Royal H47/33D, ex-West Midlands, one of a batch of nearly 100 delivered in late 1969, early 1970.
Photo taken October 1980, Colchester Bus Station
22. LLH5K
Leyalnd Atlantean/Roe LLH5K with Osborne, leaving Colchester.
Photo taken Colchester Bus Station
23. PNO684K
Seen in Battersea Park, London was PNO684K, a Ford R226 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F body, numbered 32 in the fleet of Osborne, Tollesbury.
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1972, London Battersea Park
24. GSL901N
Osbornes GSL901N, Daimler Fleetline / Alexander H49/34D, new in March 1975 to Tayside.
Photo taken August 1987, Colchester Bus Station