SCT '61 Photo Index
Premier Travel, Cambridge
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1. BWY985
Premier Travel 128, BWY985, a Bristol K5G with ECW L27/28R body, acquired in 1960. It had been new to West Yorkshire in 1937 who had it rebodied in 1949. It was withdrawn the following year, 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 20 June 1964, Drummer Street Bus Station. Cambridge
2. DLU225
Premier Travel, Cambridge acquired DLU225 in February 1954 from London Transport Executive where it had been STL1853, one of those new in 1937 with the special bodies for use through the Blackwall Tunnel on route 108.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Harston Depot
3. CWX667
Premier Travel, Cambridge 125, CWX667, acquired in November 1960 from West Yorkshire Road Car Company, where it had been KDG22, was a Bristol K5G with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Haverhill Depot
4. CDR748
Premier Travel, Cambridge 111, CDR748, was a Guy Arab II with a Roe L27/28R body which had been heavily rebuilt. New as Plymouth 268 in 1944, it was acquired by Premier Travel in May 1958 and was withdrawn n April 1962, being sold to Cowley (dealer), Salford.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Depot, Camps Road, Haverhill
5. GKP266
New to Maidstone & District in 1944 as DH40, GKP266 was acquired by Premier Travel, Cambridge along with two others, in June 1959 and numbered 116. Originally having a Weymann H30/26R body of utility style, it was rebodied with a Weymann H30/26R body in 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Chrishall depot
6. GUF136
Premier Travel, Cambridge 102, GUF136, was a Guy Arab II with a Northern Counties H28/26R body acquired in March 1957 from Southdown, Brighton where it had been number 436, and was new in 1944.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Harston Depot
7. GUF130
The fifth of the six buses acquired from Southdown in 1957 became Premier Travel, Cambridge 106, GUF130, with a Northern Counties H28/26R body.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Chrishall depot
8. GUF131
In 1957 Premier Travel, Cambridge acquired six Guy Arab IIs from Southdown, five with Northern Counties bodies and one with a Weymann body. 104, GUF131, had a Northern Counties H28/26R body and was withdrawn in February 1962 and sold to Cowley (dealer), Salford.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Chrishall depot
9. AGV194
AGV194 was Premier Travel, Cambridge 64 and was a Bedford OB with a Duple Vista C29F body acquired in December 1949 with the business of Burgoin, Haverhill to whom it had been new in 1947.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Haverhill Depot
10. FER241
Premier Travel, Cambridge 23, FER241, was a Bedford OB with a Duple B32F body new in February 1947. It was withdrawn in February 1961 and sold for use as a site hut.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Harston depot
11. GER422
Premier Travel, Cambridge 39, GER422, new in June 1948, was a Bedford OB with a Duple C29F body and is seen here, engineless, although not being recorded as withdrawn until 1963 and then sold to Passenger Vehicle Sales (dealers), Ilford in March 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Chrishall Depot
12. KKK863
Premier Travel, Cambridge 134, KKK863, was acquired from Maidstone & District DH257 in October 1961 and was a Bristol K6A with a Weymann H30/26R body which had been new in 1948.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Chrishall Depot
13. GER835
Premier Travel, Cambridge put into service in 1949 three Leyland PS1/1s with Wilks & Meade C33F bodies and the last one numbered 35, GER835, which entered service in April is seen here.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Drummer Street Bus Station, Cambridge
14. DCK208
Acquired by Premier Travel, Cambridge from Ribble 1237 in January 1962, DCK208 was numbered 140 and was a Leyland PD2/3 with an East Lancs FL27/26RD body which had been new in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Haverhill Depot
15. DCK211
Premier Travel 137, DCK211, a former Ribble White Lady Leyland Titan PD2/3 double-deck coach with East Lancs FL27/26R body, new to Ribble in 1950 and one of 10 acquired by Premier Travel in 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 20 June 1964, Drummer Street Bus Station. Cambridge
16. DCK212
Ten Leyland PD2/3s with East Lancs FL27/26RD bodies new to Ribble, Preston in 1950 were acquired in 1962 by Premier Travel Cambridge and 138, DCK212, which entered service with Premier Travel in January 1962, is seen at Chrishall.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Chrishall
17. DCK212
In early 1962 Premier Travel bought 10 'White Lady' coaches from Ribble and, later that year, bought another from Reliance of Newbury, whose stage carriage services had been sold to Thames Valley.
Photo taken c.1969, Drummer Street Bus Station. Cambridge
18. DCK218
Premier Travel, Cambridge 142, DCK218, acquired in January 1962,was a Leyland PD2/3 with an East Lancs FL27/26RD body, new as Ribble 1247 in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Chrishall Depot
19. GFU700
With a Duple Vista C29F body, GFU700 was a Bedford OB, new in 1950, which had been acquired in April 1961 from Farmery, South Elmsall and was numbered 130 in the Premier Travel, Cambridge fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Haverhill Depot
20. HVE401
Premier Travel, Cambridge 72, HVE401, was the first of three Daimler CVD6s with Wilks & Meade FCL27/26RD bodies to enter service in April, June and July 1950 respectively.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Depot, Camps Road, Haverhill
21. HVE402
Premier Travel 73, HVE402, a Daimler CVD6 with Wilks & Meade FCL27/26RD body new in 1950.
Photo taken c.1959, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
22. HVE403
Premier Travel, Cambridge 74, HVE403, was the third of the Daimler CVD6s with Wilks & Meade FCL27/26RD bodies and was new in July 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Harston Depot
23. KGY940
Premier Travel 113, KGY940, a Dennis Lancet J3 with Duple C35F body new in 1950, which Premier acquired in August 1958 from Popular of London E16. It was withdrawn in 1963.
Photo taken c.1959, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
24. MLL795
Premier Travel MLL795, an ex-London Transport A.E.C. 9821LT Regal IV with a Metro-Cammell B39F body seen in Kingston Road, Ewell at the junction of Stoneleigh Park Road on its way to Epsom Downs for the Derby Meeting, had been acquired in January 1965.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 May 1968, Kingston Road, Ewell
25. XMT55
Premier Travel, Cambridge 123, XMT55, an A.E.C. 9821E Regal IV with a Burlingham Seagull C41C, new in 1952, was one of three (XMT 54-56) which had been acquired in June 1960 from Valliant, London W.5.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Harston Depot
26. LUC225
Premier Travel ex-LT RF25 LUC225 at Harston on its way to Cambridge. Like the Osborne examples this was originally one of LT's private hire fleet, but later it became a Green Line coach.
Photo taken 1960s, Harston
27. MLL819
Premier Travel ex-LT RF282 MLL819 entering Drummer Street Bus Station, Cambridge. According to the blind it is on an excursion, but this seems unlikely! Originally a Green Line coach.
Photo taken 1960s, Drummer Street Bus Station, Cambridge
28. 138EMF
Premier Travel, Cambridge 132, 138EMF, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham C41F body acquired in May 1961.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
29. XHN573
Premier Travel, Cambridge 150, XHN573, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham Seagull C41F body which had been new to Scotts Greys, Darlington in 1955 and which was acquired from them in June 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Chrishall Depot
30. VDV795
Premier Travel, Cambridge 203, VDV795, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Weymann B41F body which had been new as Devon General 795 in 1957.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Chrishall
31. 76TML
Premier Travel, Cambridge 156, 76TML, an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Burlingham Seagull C41F body had been new in 1959 to Valliant, London W.5.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Haverhill
32. 83UME
New in 1959 to Valliant, London W.5 and passing to Premier Travel, Cambridge as number 171 in June 1964, 83UME, seen at Chrishall, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Burlingham Seagull C41F body.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Chrishall
33. 86UME
Premier Travel 157, 86UME en-route from Cambridge to Clacton, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Burlingham "Seagull" C41F body, new in 1959, ex Valiant of Ealing in 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Colchester Bus Station
34. UDK312
Premier Travel, Cambridge 179, UDK312 seen at Chrishall was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham Seagull C41F body which had been new to Yelloway, Rochdale in 1959 and which was acquired in January 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Chrishall
35. UDK314
Green's of Thorney XRE849, a Bedford SB with Duple Vega C37F body, originally new to Nickolls of Milford, Staffs in 1952. Alongside is Premier Travel UDK314, an AEC Reliance MU3RA with Burlingham Seagull C41F body, new to Yelloway, Rochdale in 1959.
Photo taken September 1969, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
36. UVE333
Premier Travel, Cambridge 114, UVE333 was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham Seagull VII C41F body new in July 1959, so was less than five days old when John photographed it.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Harston depot
37. 85UME
A line up on the last evening of use of King’s Cross Coach Station, Pentonville Road comprising Jennings, Clare 936GMH; Morley, West Row CCF468C and Premier Travel, Cambridge 85UME.
Photo taken Sunday 31 October 1965, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
38. YBD82
YBD82 was new to York Bros., Northampton in 1961 and became Premier Travel, Cambridge 215 in October 1970. It was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Britannia C41C body and was seen at the garage in Haverhill.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Haverhill
39. 322NJO
From right to left: Premier Travel, Cambridge 322NJO, an AEC/PRV Bridgemaster 2B3RA with H40/25F body, new in 1963 as City of Oxford's 322; Burwell & District 7552MX, an AEC Renown 3B3RA with Park Royal H39/32F body, new in 1962 as an AEC demonstrator; partly visible is Eastern Counties LM621, ENG121C, a Bristol MW5G with ECW B45F body new in 1965.
Photo taken 1971, Drummer Street Bus Station, Cambridge
40. 323NJO
Burwell & District 7552MX, an AEC Renown 3B3RA with Park Royal H39/32F body, new in 1962 as an AEC demonstrator, about to be overtaken by Premier Travel 323NJO, an AEC/PRV Bridgemaster 2B3RA with H40/25F body, new in 1963 as City of Oxford 323.
Photo taken 1971, Drummer Street Bus Station, Cambridge
41. NMU7
Premier Travel NMU7, an AEC Reliance with Harrington C51F body, new in April 1963 to Valliant, London W5.
Photo taken September 1972, Great Yarmouth
42. NMU7
Premier Travel, Cambridge 217, NMU7, an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Harrington Cavalier C51F body was one of four which had been new in 1963 to Valliant, London W.5, all of which passed to Premier Travel in February 1971.
Photo taken Saturday 7 August 1971, Cheltenham Coach Station
43. AVE555B
Premier Travel 85UME and AVE555B await departure from King’s Cross Coach Station, Pentonville Road on the last evening of use of this coach station. They are AEC Reliances with Burlingham and Alexander bodies.
Photo taken Sunday 31 October 1965, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
44. EPT943B
Former Trimdon Motor Services EPT943B, in service with Premier Travel, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1964 with Plaxton Embassy IV C41F bodywork.
Photo taken 1968/9, High Street, Haverhill
45. BOF854C
About to exit from King’s Cross Coach Station into Caledonia Street is Premier Travel 220, BOF854C, newly acquired from Bowen, Birmingham and still in Bowen’s livery. It was a Harrington Grenadier C51F bodied AEC 2U3RA Reliance.
Photo taken Tuesday 21 March 1972, Caledonia Street Coach Station, London Kings Cross
46. BOF854C
Premier Travel BOF854C at King’s Cross Coach Station, Caledonia Street now carrying fleet number 220 after being painted in full livery. It was a Harrington Grenadier C51F bodied AEC 2U3RA Reliance acquired earlier in the year from Bowen, Birmingham.
Photo taken Sunday 10 September 1972, Caledonia Street Coach Station, London Kings Cross
47. BVO7C
Premier Travel BVO7C, AEC Reliance / Harrington C51F, new in July 1965 to Barton.
Photo taken July 1975, Colchester Bus Station
48. FCE132D
Premier Travel of Cambridge 185, FCE132D, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Alexander Y-type C49F, new in 1966. Seen taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
49. OVE233J
Seen leaving Drummer Street Bus Station, Cambridge is Premier Travel, Cambridge 209, OVE233J, an A.E.C. 6U3ZR Reliance with an Alexander "Y" C53F body which had been new in October 1970.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Drummer Street Bus Station, Cambridge