SCT '61 Photo Index
Pontypridd UDC
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1. FNY536
Pontypridd also had utility Guys, such as 32, FNY536, although this one has had its windows modernised.
Photo taken Taff Street, Pontypridd
2. FNY663
Seen at the garage, parked between JTX534 and JTX520 is Pontypridd 37, FNY663, which was a Park Royal H30/26R bodied Guy Arab II new in 1944. It passed in July 1967 to the West of England Transport Collection at Exeter for preservation.
Photo taken Thursday 8 June 1967, Pontypridd Garage
3. FNY933
Pontypridd UDC 40, FNY933, a 1944 Bristol K6A with Park Royal body. Withdrawn from service in 1966.
Photo taken Sunday 21 August 1983, the ninth Bristol Rally, Whitchurch, Bristol
4. FTG1
Pontypridd Bristol double decker 41, FTG1 looks to be a virtually unaltered utility body, with only the front windows modernised. It was a K6A with Park Royal H30/26R body new in 1945.
Photo taken Taff Street, Pontypridd
5. FTG30
Pontypridd 45, FTG30, was a Guy Arab II with a Northern Counties H30/26R body, one of four new in 1945.
Photo taken Thursday 8 June 1967, Cilfynydd Terminus, Pontypridd
6. FTG30
Pontypridd UDC 58, HTX613, a Bristol K5G with Beadle H30/26R body of 1949, and 45, FTG30, a Guy Arab II with Northern Counties H30/26R body of 1945.
Photo taken 1967, Pontypridd Depot
7. GNY911
Pontypridd single decker 47, GNY911, a Bristol L5G with Beadle B32R body new in 1947.
Photo taken Morgan Street, Pontypridd
8. GNY913
Pontypridd 49, GNY913, was one of four Bristol L5Gs with Beadle B32R bodies new in 1947, which were rebuilt with rubber mounted windows between 1956 and 1963. Seen at the garage, 49 was sold to Coles, Pencoedcae in November 1967.
Photo taken Thursday 8 June 1967, Pontypridd Garage
9. GNY915
Photographed at the garage is Pontypridd 51, GNY915, which was the first of a pair of Bristol L6Gs with Beadle B32R bodies dating from 1947. It was rebuilt with rubber mounted windows by April 1957 having been rebuilt by Longwell Green in 1955.
Photo taken Thursday 8 June 1967, Pontypridd Garage
10. GNY915
Pontypridd 50 and 49, GNY914/913, were Bristol L5G's, and were soon to be withdrawn, but 51, GNY915, had an L6G engine and lasted until 1972. All had Beadle B32R bodies dating from 1947.
Photo taken 1967, Pontypridd Depot
11. GNY915
Pontypridd 51, GNY915, a Beadle B32R bodied Bristol L6G, dated from 1947 was in use as the towing vehicle when photographed. It was reinstated to normal service work in 1972 and withdrawn in 1973.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Pontypridd Depot
12. HTX609
Pontypridd 54, HTX609, one of two Bristol K5Gs with Beadle H30/26R bodies dating from 1948.
Photo taken Thursday 8 June 1967, Cilfynydd Terminus, Pontypridd
13. HTX611
Pontypridd 56, HTX611, one of four Bristol K5Gs with Beadle H30/26R bodies dating from 1949. This one was only partially rebuilt with rubber mounted windows by 9/59.
Photo taken Thursday 8 June 1967, Cilfynydd Terminus, Pontypridd
14. JTX520
Pontypridd 39, JTX520, seen at the garage, was a Bristol K6G with a Beadle H30/26R body new in 1950.
Photo taken Thursday 8 June 1967, Pontypridd Garage
15. JTX524
Pontypridd 63, JTX524, seen at the garage, was a Bristol K6G with a Beadle L26/26R body, one of two new in 1950. It was rebuilt with rubber mounted windows by June 1964, by the council.
Photo taken Thursday 8 June 1967, Pontypridd Garage
16. STX104
Pontypridd 68, STX104, a Guy Arab LUF with a Roe B41R body seen at the garage, was new in 1956 and was dismantled for spares in 1968, the parts being used on 77-79, VNY 655-657.
Photo taken Thursday 8 June 1967, Pontypridd Garage
17. VNY653
Seen at the garage is Pontypridd 75, VNY653, was a Guy Arab IV with a Roe H33/25R body new in 1957.
Photo taken Thursday 8 June 1967, Pontypridd Garage
18. VNY655
One of nine buses (six double and three single deck) new to Pontypridd in 1957 as trolleybus replacements was 77, VNY655, a Roe B41R bodied Guy Arab LUF.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Pontypridd Depot
19. 501ATX
Pontypridd 80, 501ATX, was the first of three Guy Arab IVs with Roe H33/26R bodies new in 1959 and was seen at the garage.
Photo taken Thursday 8 June 1967, Pontypridd Garage
20. 872MTG
Roe H33/26R bodywork was fitted to Pontypridd 87, 872MTG, a Guy Arab IV new in 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Pontypridd Depot
21. 997TTX
Pontypridd 89, 997TTX, was an AEC Reliance with Longwell Green B45F body new in 1963 and was one of two new that year.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Pontypridd Depot
22. 997TTX
Pontypridd U.D.C. on 89, 997TTX
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969
23. 998TTX
Parked at the garage is Pontypridd 90, 998TTX, which was the second of two A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliances new in 1963 with Longwell Green B45F bodies.
Photo taken Thursday 8 June 1967, Pontypridd Garage
24. GTX936D
GTX936D was an AEC Regent V with Longwell Green H34/26F body new to Pontypridd as 93 in 1966. Alongside is NNY762E, number 5, an MCW H34/26F bodied example from the following year.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Pontypridd Depot
25. JNY366D
Pontypridd 95, JNY366D, one of a pair of A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliances with Willowbrook B45F bodies, and was seen at the garage.
Photo taken Thursday 8 June 1967, Pontypridd Garage
26. NNY761E
Ex Pontypridd 4, NNY761E, an AEC Regent V new in 1967 with a MCW H34/26F body. It was withdrawn in 1983 and subsequently and converted to a mobile home.
Photo taken Sunday 3 August 2003, Taunton
27. NNY762E
GTX936D was an AEC Regent V with Longwell Green H34/26F body new to Pontypridd as 93 in 1966. Alongside is NNY762E, number 5, an MCW H34/26F bodied example from the following year.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Pontypridd Depot
28. MBO22P
Taff-Ely bought a significant fleet of Leyland Nationals, which always looked slightly incongruous with the traditional shaded fleet numbers. 22, MBO22P, has just passed under the station on High Street and is heeling over as it turns towards Treforest along Rickards Street.
Photo taken Saturday 9 July 1983, High Street/Union Street, Pontypridd