SCT '61 Photo Index
Rhondda
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1. GNY764
Malta Route Bus EBY484, an A E C Regal III built in 1948 with Debono B40F bodywork from 1963.
Photo taken Monday 16 May 2011, Valletta Bus Station
2. HTX58?
An unidentified Rhondda A.E.C. Regal III with a Longwell Green B34R body. Rhondda had three batches: 64/65/97, GNY 764-766; 301-308, GTX 863-870, new in 1948 and 309-314, HTX 580-585, new in 1949.
3. LNY357
Seen at Summerson's Garage at West Auckland are Leyland PSU1/13 Royal Tiger LNY357, acquired from Rhondda and 959CPT, a Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub with a Duple Midland B45F body new to Summerson in July 1959.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, West Auckland
4. LNY361
F Lockey, St Helen's Auckland, LNY361, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/13 built in 1952 with Weymann B44F bodywork. This had been new as Rhondda 320.
Photo taken Mid 1960s?, Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland
5. NTG135
New as Rhondda 282, NTG135 was an A.E.C. 9613S Regent III with a Weymann H30/26R body acquired by Smith, Reading in November 1965, fitted with platform doors in December 1965 and is seen outside the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Smith's Garage, Reading
6. TTX984
Rhondda 406, TTX984, was an AEC Regent V with Weymann body of 1956.
Photo taken 1967, Porth Depot
7. TTX987
Taylor Woodrow TTX987, an AEC Regent V MD3RV built in 1956 with Weymann H33/28R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station
8. TTX996
Rhondda 418, TTX996, an A.E.C. MD3RV Regent V with a Weymann H33/28R body was new in 1956 and is seen in Cardiff Bus Station.
Photo taken Tuesday 6 June 1967, Cardiff Bus Station
9. VTX444
Rhondda Regent 464, 464KTG, in all her original glory, parked at Porth depot along with earlier sister 444, VTX444, in June 1970. 444 was an LD3RA with a Weymann body whilst 464 was a 2D3RA with a Metro-Cammell body. The main differences relate to the AEC front and I think that was more related to age than the chassis designation.
Photo taken Sunday 21 June 1970, Porth Depot
10. VTX439
Rhondda 439, VTX439, was one of twenty A.E.C. LD3RA Regent V's with Weymann H37/33F bodies new in 1958, which is seen in Cardiff Bus Station.
Photo taken Tuesday 6 June 1967, Cardiff Bus Station
11. XTG361
Rhondda 361, XTG361, was a Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub with a Weymann Fanfare C41F body.
Photo taken Sunday 11 June 1967, The Princess Margaret Way, Aberavon
12. 379GNY
Rhondda 379, 379GNY, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with Metro-Cammell DP41F body at Victoria Coach Station claiming to be operating a ‘Hindhead Tour’.
Photo taken Monday 22 May 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
13. 381KTG
Rhondda 381, 381KTG, was a Leyland PSUC1/1T Tiger Cub with a Park Royal B45F body, the first of five new in 1961.
Photo taken Thursday 8 June 1967, parking area off Morgan Street, Pontypridd
14. 385KTG
Rhondda, Porth 385, 385KTG, was a Leyland PSUC1/2T Tiger Cub with a Park Royal B45F body.
Photo taken Sunday 11 June 1967, The Princess Margaret Way, Aberavon
15. 454KTG
Rhondda 454, 454KTG, was an A.E.C. 2D3RA Regent V with a Metro Cammell H39/31F body, seen in Cardiff Bus Station, and was new in 1961.
Photo taken Tuesday 6 June 1967, Cardiff Bus Station
16. 456KTG
Charlton-on-Otmoor Services 456KTG, an A E C Regent V 2D3RA built in 1961 with Metro-Cammell H39/31F bodywork. This had been new as Rhondda 456.
Photo taken Depot, High Street, Charlton-on-Otmoor
17. 456KTG
AEC Regent V 2D3RA 456KTG with Metro-Cammell Orion H39/31F body was new to the Rhondda Transport Company in 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1975, Ashby, Scunthorpe
18. 457KTG
Rhondda 457, 457KTG, was an AEC Regent V 2D3RA with Metro-Cammell H39/31F bodywork, one of a batch of twenty.
Photo taken 1969, Cardiff Bus Station
19. 464KTG
Kowloon Motor Bus of Hong Kong 2A10, BD6780, an A E C Regent V 2D3RA built in 1961 with Metro Cammell H39/31F+19 bodywork.
Photo taken July 1981, Jordan Road Bus Station, Kowloon
20. 475UNY
One of ten similar A.E.C. 2MD3RA Regent V's new in 1963, Rhondda 475, 475UNY, had a Northern Counties H37/28F body and is seen in Cardiff Bus Station.
Photo taken Tuesday 6 June 1967, Cardiff Bus Station
21. 470UNY
Rhondda 470, 470UNY was a AEC Regent V 2MD3RA / Northern Counties H37/28F new in January 1964, the second of a batch of ten delivered in that month and the previous one.
Photo taken Tuesday 13 April 1971, Blaenrhondda Terminus
22. 474UNY
Rhondda 474, 474UNY was a AEC Regent V 2MD3RA with Northern Counties H37/28F body new in January 1964, the sixth of a batch of ten delivered in that month and the previous one.
Photo taken Tuesday 13 April 1971, Ystrad Rhondda
23. ETX479C
Rhondda 479, ETX479C, seen in Cardiff Bus Station, was the first of twelve A.E.C. 2MD3RA Regent V's with Northern Counties H37/28F bodies new in 1965.
Photo taken Tuesday 6 June 1967, Cardiff Bus Station
24. KNY494D
Rhondda H6266, KNY494D, an AEC Regent V with NCME H37/28F body, new as 494 in late 1966
Photo taken Cardiff Bus Station
25. VTG505G
Rhondda 505, VTG505G, was a Leyland Atlantean PDR1A/1 with Northern Counties H42/31F bodywork and had been new in July 1969. The Rhondda company was acquired by Western Welsh in December 1970 and 505 subsequently became HR3169 in the Western Welsh group which adopted a variation of the wonderful Red and White numbering system.
Photo taken 1969, Cardiff Bus Station
26. VTG508G
Rhondda took delivery in 1969 of ten Northern Counties H42/31F bodied Leyland PDR1A/1 and 508, VTG508G, is seen in Cardiff bus station
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Cardiff Bus Station
27. YTX323H
Greenslades, Exeter 407, YTX323H, was a Leyland PSU3A/4RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body. It had been new to Rhondda, Porth in July 1970 as number 323, passing to Western Welsh, Cardiff 2323 in January 1971 and to Greenslades in January 1972, via Western National (dealer).
Photo taken Saturday 12 February 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
28. YTX324H
YTX324H was a Leyland PSU3A/4RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body which had been new in 1970 as Rhondda 324. By the time of this photograph it had passed into the Western Welsh, Cardiff fleet as number 109.
Photo taken Monday 29 May 1972, Ebury Street, London Victoria