SCT '61 Photo Index
Rawtenstall Corporation
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1. DTD249
Rawtenstall Corporation on 1938 Leyland TS8 DTD249
Photo taken Monday 19 April 1971
2. FTD450
Guy Arab II FTD450 was new in 1943 with a Massey H30/26R body as Rawtenstall Corporation 37. It was rebodied in 1951 with an East Lancs H30/26R body and was acquired by Clark, Dumfries from Rawtenstall Corporation via Tiger (dealer), Salsburgh to whom it had been sold in August 1964. It passed from Clark to Western S.M.T. in August 1965 along with Leyland Royal Tiger FJA612 and then to Milburn Motors (dealer), Glasgow in September 1965.
Photo taken 1964/5, Whitesands, Dumfries
3. FTD450
A close up of the badge on Rawtenstall’s only Guy, 37, FTD450. The water flow through the radiator cap has clearly been a two-way process, which is a little surprising given that Gardner engines traditionally run cool. The tax disc tells us it must have been taken in 1961.
Photo taken 1961
4. HTF365
Rawtenstall 47, HTF365, was a Leyland PD2/1 with Leyland H30/26R body new in 1947 and is seen leaving the Cattle Market Bus Station in Burnley with various Ribble vehicles forming a background.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 July 1959, Cattle Market Bus Station, Burnley
5. JTE496
Rawtenstall 11, JTE496, was the first production Leyland PD2. New in 1948 it was of the PD2/1 type with East Lancs H30/26R bodywork and is seen here in Haslingden. Although the first production PD2 chassis built it was not the first to enter service, ones with Leyland bodies entering service in 1947.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 July 1959, Manchester Road, Haslingden
6. KTE724
Rawtenstall 4, KTE724, was a Leyland PD2/1 with a Leyland H30/26R body.
Photo taken Sunday 14 September 1958, Rawtenstall
7. KTE726
Seen in Bacup is Rossendale Joint Transport 6, KTE726, a Leyland PD2/1 with a Leyland H30/26R body which was operating on a school contract service.
Photo taken Monday 19 April 1971, Alma Street, Bacup
8. MTB848
Rossendale MTB848, a Leyland Tiger PS2 with East Lancs body, originally B35R, new as Rawtenstall 55 in 1950. Seen here in the depot in use as a towing vehicle.
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 1980, Rawtenstall depot
9. MTB848
Rawtenstall 55, MTB848, a 1950 Leyland Tiger PS2/1 with rear entrance East Lancs bodywork seating 35.
Photo taken Sunday 21 June 2009, Chatsworth
10. MTB848
Rawtenstall 55, MTB848, a Leyland PS2/1 with an East Lancs B35R body.
Photo taken Sunday 14 September 1958, Haslingden Road
11. RTC822
Rawtenstall were committed Leyland users from the nineteen twenties. 18, RTC822, dates from 1953 and is a Leyland Titan PD2/12 with classic Leyland bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 1 August 1976, Harrogate
12. RTC822
Rawtenstall 18, RTC822, a 1953 Leyland Titan PD2/12 with bodywork by the chassis builder. The vehicle is seen at the former garage of Black Prince of Morley. At the time it was preserved; its current whereabouts are unknown.
Photo taken 1995, Black Prince Garage, Morley , Leeds
13. RTC822
Rawtenstall 18, RTC822, a 1953 Leyland Titan PD2/12 with Leyland body. This vehicle has been under going extensive renovation in Somerset with Quantock Heritage. It is now at Roger Burdett's site for internal renovation and making ready for painting. I'm told that the big question is what livery is it going to be painted in and it is not Rawtenstall or Barton. We'll just have to wait and see.
Photo taken Sunday 16 November 2014, at a private site in Coventry
14. RTC822
I submitted an earlier picture of former Rawtenstall Leyland PD2 RTC822 undergoing restoration at Roger Burdett's place. With restoration complete it has been away for painting and this is what it looks like now. Remember you saw it first on SCT61, and as I write this I have yet to see it myself.
Photo taken Thursday 10 September 2015, private site in Coventry
15. VTJ731
Seen in Bacup is Rossendale Joint Transport 24, VTJ731, a Leyland PD2/20 with an East Lancs H31/28R body.
Photo taken Monday 19 April 1971, St James Street, Bacup
16. 466FTJ
Rawtenstall Corporation 58, 466FTJ, a 1958 Leyland Tiger Cub with East Lancs 43 seat body.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2007, Bolton Abbey Station
17. FTE630B
Strange where you come across buses - on the floor of the Olympia Exhibition Hall is former Rawtenstall 30, FTE630B, a Leyland PD3/4 originally with an East Lancs H41/32F body, new in August 1964.
Photo taken Thursday 26 April 2007, London Olympia
18. MTJ434C
Rossendale Joint Transport 34, MTJ434C, seen in Bacup, was a Leyland PD3/4 with an East Lancs H41/32F body.
Photo taken Monday 19 April 1971, St James Street, Bacup
19. MTJ437C
Rossendale 37, MTJ437C, a Leyland Titan PD3 with East Lancs H41/32F body, location unknown but suspect the bus may have been operating on a supermarket service. Originally a Rawtenstall vehicle.
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 1980, ASDA Car Park, Rawtenstall
20. XTJ939D
New to Rawtenstall in 1966, this Leyland Titan PD3/4 carries an East Lancs front entrance body. It was one of the last deliveries to Rawtenstall before they amalgamated with nearby Haslingdon to form Rossendale. 39, XTJ939D, is seen at the end of a long career wearing the cream green and red Rossendale livery intoduced after de-regulation in 1985
Photo taken 1993, Marsden, near Huddersfield