SCT '61 Photo Index
Paton Brothers, Renfrew
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1. EN7704
EN7704, a Leyland TS8c, had been new in 1938 as Bury Corporation 74 with a Burlingham B36F body. In November 1951 the torque converter was removed and replaced by a normal clutch and gearbox and it was rebodied with a Massey H30/26R body by which time it had been renumbered to 75 (EN7703 which had been new as 75, became 74) and it passed to Paton, Renfrew number 55 in December 1958 being seen at the garage.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Paton Garage, Renfrew
2. ASD254
ASD254, a Guy Arab II with a Massey L27/26R body became Paton, Renfrew 46 in 1958 when it was acquired from Northern Roadways. New to Western S.M.T in 1943, it was numbered 192 in 1949 when the fleet was numbered. Withdrawn in 1956 it passed to Millburn Motors (dealer), Glasgow and to Northern Roadways in April 1958 then to Paton later in 1958 and is seen at the garage.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Paton Garage, Renfrew
3. BG9229
Paton, Renfrew acquired BG9229 from Birkenhead Corporation 109 in 1960 and numbered it 65. Seen at the garage it was a Leyland PD1 with a Massey H30/26R body new in December 1946 and was withdrawn by Paton in 1964.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Paton Garage, Renfrew
4. EN8543
Bury Corporation bought fifteen of the earliest Leyland PD1s in 1946. EN8536 to EN8550 had Roe H31/25R bodies and EN8543, seen here with Paton, Renfrew as number 50, was new in April 1946 as Bury 109. It passed to Paton in 1958, is seen at the garage and was withdrawn in 1963 passing to a showman in Alloa in April 1964.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Paton Garage, Renfrew
5. ACM302
Birkenhead 127, ACM302, a Leyland PD1 with a Massey H30/26R body new in September 1948 passed to Paton, Renfrew as number 72 in 1961, is seen outside the garage and was withdrawn in September 1965.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Paton Garage, Renfrew
6. DHS550
DHS550, an Albion CX13 with a Duple C33F body was new to Paton, Renfrew as number 20 in March 1948 and is seen at the garage. It was withdrawn in 1965 and, perhaps by coincidence, in 1971 Paton bought a Ford R192 with a Willowbrook body registered DHS550J !
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Paton Garage, Renfrew
7. DBN329
Three former municipal PD2s in service with Scottish operator Paton of Renfrew in 1971. Exposed radiator ex Bolton Leyland bodied Titan PD2/4 of 1949 426, DBN329, is flanked on it right by ex St Helens G121, FDJ821, a 1956 a Leyland Titan PD2/20 with East Lancs bodywork. On the Bolton Titan's left is the former Edinburgh Leyland bodied 251, KFS942, a 1952 Titan PD2/12 originally sporting an exposed radiator - the whole batch were given BMMO style tin fronts by Edinburgh in their later years.
Photo taken Thursday 28 October 1971, Paton's Depot, Tower Garage, Ferry Road, Renfrew
8. KUP136
Seen at the garage Paton, Renfrew number 60, KUP136, started life in August 1949 as Wilkinson, Sedgfield 36. It was a Leyland PS1/1 with a Burlingham C33F body and was acquired in 1959.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Paton Garage, Renfrew
9. 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
10. CEK839
"Well fancy meeting you here": a PD2 line-up with a chequered history. During the 60s and 70s Paton Bros owned a number of second-hand PD2s which were used both for school and works contracts and for service work.
Photo taken c.1974, Paton's Depot, Tower Garage, Ferry Road, Renfrew
11. PBU960
This Leyland PD2/30 with Northern Counties body and with its distinctive grille was new as Oldham Corporation 460, PBU960, but by January 1972 had reached Paton Brothers, Renfrew via SELNEC PTE 5360.
Photo taken February 1972, Paton's Depot, Tower Garage, Ferry Road, Renfrew
12. YAL366
Paton Brothers gradually switched to saloons in the late sixties. Two early examples of this trend seen at the depot are YAL366 a Leyland Tiger Cub with MCW bodywork that was new to East Midland as their R366 in 1958. Alongside is WXR52, another Tiger Cub this one was new to Birch Brothers as their K52 and had a Willowbrook coach body.
Photo taken Thursday 28 October 1971, Paton's Depot, Tower Garage, Ferry Road, Renfrew
13. NRC154
Paton Brothers, Renfrew bought no fewer than six of these 1959 ex-Trent Leyland Tiger Cub PSUc1/2s with Willowbrook B41F bodies in 1968. NRC156/4 are seen at the company's Tower Garage in Ferry Road, Renfrew with IZZI's ice cream factory in the background.
Photo taken early 1970s, Paton's Depot, Tower Garage, Ferry Road, Renfrew
14. NRC157
Paton Bros NRC157, a Leyland PSUC1/2 with Willowbrook DP41F bodywork which was new to Trent as their 355 in May 1959. It was acquired by Paton in August 1968 entering service the following month. It wasn't used after December 1975 but was licensed until April 1976. Soon after it passed to a dealer.
Photo taken early 1970s, Paton's Depot, Tower Garage, Ferry Road, Renfrew
15. NRC159
New to Trent in 1959 as their 159, NRC15,9 this Leyland Tiger Cub carried a Willowbrook dual purpose body. It is seen in service with Paisley area independent Paton of Renfrew in 1971
Photo taken Tuesday 26 October 1971, Renfrew Ferry Terminus
16. WCD53
Paton Bros WCD53 was a Leyland PD2/37 with Weymann H33/28R bodywork which had been new to Brighton as their 53 in May 1959. It was acquired by Patons in August 1973 and, after withdrawal in June 1975, it was purchased by the Ribble Vehicle Preservation Group for spares and was scrapped in October of the same year.
Photo taken c.1974, Paton's Depot, Tower Garage, Ferry Road, Renfrew
17. WCD53
Despite the growth of one-man-operation in the 1970s Paton Brothers, Renfrew continued to buy second-hand double deckers for much of their contract work. Leyland PD2s with "Orion" bodies were plentiful: WCD53 in the foreground had come from Brighton Corporation, while MCO659 and NDR91 had been new to Plymouth. Tin-fronted LFS438 had been new to Edinburgh Corporation but had come via A1 Service and Silver Fox, Glasgow.
Photo taken 1973, Paton's Depot, Tower Garage, Ferry Road, Renfrew
18. WCD75
Paton Bros WCD75, a Leyland PD2/37 with Weymann H33/28R bodywork, which was new to Brighton Corporation in March 1959 as their 75. It was acquired by Patons in August 1973 and withdrawn in June 1975.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Renfrew Ferry Terminus
19. 307TR
Paton Bros 307TR, a Leyland PD2/27 with Park Royal H37/29R which was new to Southampton Corporation in March 1961 as their 307. Patons owned three of these between November 1975 and withdrawal in July 1977.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Paton's Depot, Tower Garage, Ferry Road, Renfrew
20. VDB910
Paton Bros VDB910, a Leyland PSU3/3RT with Alexander DP49F bodywork which was new to North Western in March 1962 as their 910, stands in dazzling sunshine in the yard at Renfrew Ferry. Patons acquired it in November 1975 and withdrew it in October 1977.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Paton's Depot, Tower Garage, Ferry Road, Renfrew
21. WCS197
Paton Bros of Renfrew WCS197, a Leyland PD2A/30 with Strachan H35/28RD bodywork.
Photo taken c 1973, Renfrew Ferry Terminus
22. BHB338C
Merthyr Tydfil standardised on Leyland Leopards with East Lancs bodies in the sixties and seventies. A 1965 example 138, BHB338C, was a Leyland Leopard L1 with 45 seat East Lancs body, seen here after sale to Paton Brothers of Renfrew in their depot yard at Renfrew Ferry.
Photo taken 1978, Paton's Depot, Tower Garage, Ferry Road, Renfrew
23. JHS228K
Paton Bros JHS228K, a Ford 1014 with Willowbrook C45F bodywork, stands in the sunshine at the depot after coming off service on the Paisley to Renfrew Ferry route. It was bought new by Patons in June 1972 and passed to Western SMT with the company in August 1979 although it was never operated by them. It eventually became a caravan and was licensed until 1994.
Photo taken c.1974, Paton's depot, Tower Garage, Ferry Road, Renfrew