SCT '61 Photo Index
Ribble
(including the Standerwick and Scout fleets)

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1. CK4886
The regular participants in the site's message board seem to have a great interest in door mechanisms, so I thought I would submit the attached. It's one of a set of English Electric photographs of Ribble buses I have just uploaded to my gallery (see link below). It's the interior of Dennis Ace C1416, CK4886, which had a twenty-seat body.
Photo taken c.1934
2. FV5737
Ribble FV5737, a Leyland TS7 with English Electric C31F body new to Standerwick in 1935, pictured on a running day in Hove, Sussex.
Photo taken 1980's, King George V Avenue, Hove
3. RN7588
Ribble Motor Services had a number of Leyland Tigers rebodied by Burlingham after the war. Typical of the breed is 209. RN7588. a 1935 Leyland Tiger TS7 with a 1949 35 seat Burlingham body. When new this bus carried an English Electric coach body Prior to being secured for preservation it spent some time as a gasrden shed in Clevelys!
Photo taken December 2001, Manchester Museum of Transport
4. WH6577
Ribble 768, WH6577, a Leyland TS6, new to Christy, Bolton in 1935 and acquired in 1938, rebodied with a Duple C31F body in 1950 is seen here in June 1959 in the parking area used for the Saturday overflow from Wellington Street coach station during the summer months.
Photo taken Saturday 13 June 1959, parking area between Castle Street and Saville Street, Leeds
5. BDV1
BDV1, a 1936 Leyland Tiger TS7, new to Devon General (110) with petrol engine and Harrington B32F body.
Photo taken July 1964, Tipperary, Eire
6. RN7745
Seen here in Dunoon, RN7745 was acquired by Dunoon Motor Services in July 1961 after its sale by Ribble to Millburn Motors (dealer) by June 1961. It was a Leyland TS7 which had been new in 1936 as Ribble 1495 with a Duple C31F body. In 1950 it was fitted with a new Duple C31F body (8'0" wide) and equipped with a Leyland E181 7.4 litre engine and renumbered to 757. Note that it is operating the "LOCAL Dunoon Circular" service.
Photo taken Monday 11 June 1962, Pier Promenade, Dunoon
7. RN7749
RN7749, seen in Dunoon with Dunoon Motor Services, was a Leyland TS7 which had been new in 1936 as Ribble 1499 with a Duple C31F body. In 1950 it was fitted with a new Duple C31F body (8'0" wide) and equipped with a Leyland E181 7.4 litre engine and renumbered to 759 which it still carries in this photograph.
Photo taken Monday 11 June 1962, Dunoon Pier
8. RN7824
Ex Ribble 1568, RN7824 a 1936 Leyland Cheetah LZ2 with Brush C31F body.
Photo taken Sunday 25 May 2014, RVPT Running Day, Morecambe
9. RN8091
RN8091, a Leyland TD4 new in 1937 to Ribble as their 1730, with Brush L53R body, rebodied H56R by Burlingham 1947 and withdrawn in October 1957. Seen here in onerous duty with a showman, the combination following looks rather choice too.
Photo taken September 1967, Aetheric Road, Braintree
10. RN8157
RN8157, a Leyland TD5 new to Ribble in 1938 with Burlingham L53R body, rebodied by ECW L53R in 1948, and withdrawn March 1960. Seen with Leylux Furniture of Chorley as a mobile showroom.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 April 1965, Osborne Street, Colchester
11. RN8189
Ribble 1805, RN8189, a 1938 Leyland Titan TD5 carrying an Eastern Coachworks L53R body built in 1948.
Photo taken Friday 27 March 1959, Fleetwood Station, Queens Terrace, Fleetwood
12. RN8608
New as Ribble 2043 in March 1939 with a Burlingham L27/26R body RN8608, a Leyland TD5, was rebodied in 1950 with an 8'0" wide Alexander L27/28R body. It was acquired by Barton in July 1961 and numbered 918.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Mount Street, Nottingham
13. RN8621
Holt, Rusholme acquired RN8621 from Ribble in October 1958. It was a Leyland TD5 which had been new as Ribble 2056 in March 1939 with a Burlingham L27/26R body but is seen here with its second Burlingham H30/26R body which had been new in 1947 on Ribble 1608, RN7863, and which was transferred to RN8621 in 1952 retaining the fleet number 1608.
Photo taken Saturday 13 February 1960, Norman Road, Manchester
14. RN8622
Preserved former Ribble 2057, RN8622, Leyland Titan TD5 new in 1939, rebodied by Alexander L27/26R around 1949/50.
Photo taken Sunday 26 June 2005, Blackpool
15. RN8622
Ribble Motor Services 2057, RN8622, a 1939 Leyland Titan TD5, rebodied by Alexander in 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2008, Bolton Abbey Station
16. RN8622
Ribble 2057, RN8622, a Leyland TD5 with Alexander body, built in 1939. Thanks to its use as a contractor for Saxone Shoes it survived longer than most of its class, and was saved to become a well-known vehicle on the preservation scene, restored to its Ribble condition.
Photo taken 1966, Saxone Warehouse, Seacroft, Leeds
17. RN8622
Former Ribble 2057, RN8622, is a preserved Leyland TD5 with Alexander body, built in 1939.
Photo taken 1966, Benefit Shoes warehouse, Seacroft, Leeds
18. RN8630
Dunoon Motor Services RN8630 was a Leyland TD5 new as Ribble 2065 in February 1939 with a Brush L27/26R body. In 1950 it was fitted with an Alexander L27/26R body (8'0" wide).
Photo taken Monday 11 June 1962, Dunoon Pier
19. RN8639
South Notts 72, RN8639, had been new in 1939 as Ribble 2074, a Leyland TD5 with a Brush L27/26R body. In 1949 it received a new Alexander L27/26R body and was withdrawn in 1960 passing to Millburn Motors (dealer) and then to South Notts in September 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Broadmarsh Bus Station, Nottingham
20. RN8761
Ribble 780, RN8761, a Leyland TS8, dates from 1939 and originally had a Burlingham B32F body, but the Duple C31F body of 1936-1938 vintage was fitted in 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 24 June 1956, Chester Street, Bus Station, Bradford
21. RN8997
Seen in Wakefield Bus Station was RN8997, a Leyland TD7 with a Leyland L27/26R body new in May 1940 as Ribble 2341.
Photo taken Saturday 17 November 1956, Wakefield Bus Station
22. ACK563
ACK563 seen in Wakefield Bus Station was a Leyland TD7 with a Leyland L27/26R body belonging to W.R. & P. Bingley, Kinsley which they ran in the United Services fleet. It was new as Ribble 2390 in 1942 and was acquired by Bingley in October 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 22 March 1958, Wakefield Bus Station
23. ACK727
Worth, Enstone acquired ACK727 from Ribble, Preston where it had been number 2394 in 1956. It was a Daimler CWG5 with a Brush L27/26R body new in 1943 and is seen here at Gloucester Green, Oxford.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 August 1958, Gloucester Green, Oxford
24. BCK435
Ribble 2492, BCK435, a Leyland PD1A from 1946 with a Burlingham L27/26RD body dating from 1955 seen in Manchester on the X60 service to Blackpool
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
25. BCK421
Samuel Ledgard BCK421, a Leyland PD1A with Leyland H32/26R body, new in 1947 and bought by Samuel Ledgard in 1961 from Ribble and behind BCK633, identical spec to BCK421 but ex-Preston Corporaton, also in 1947
Photo taken Saturday 1 July 1967, Otley
26. BCK422
Samuel Ledgard BCK422, a Leyland PD1A with Leyland H32/26R body, new in 1947 and bought in 1961 from Ribble.
Photo taken Saturday 12 August 1967, Crossgate, Otley
27. BCK422
Ledgard, Armley BCK422, seen in Otley Bus Station, was a Leyland PD1A with a Leyland H30/26R body, later modified to H32/26R, which had been new in 1947 as Ribble, Preston 2479.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Otley Bus Station
28. BCK427
Acquired by Ledgard, Armley from Ribble, Preston 2484 in 1966, BCK427 was a Leyland PD1A which had been new in 1947 with a Brush L27/26R body.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Park Place, Leeds
29. BCK460
United Services (Cooper Bros) BCK460, was former Ribble 2517, a Leyland PD1A/Brush of 1947, and given a Burlingham L27/26RD body in 1955. It was sold to Coopers in 1965 and withdrawn in 1972.
Photo taken 1970, Wakefield Bus Station
30. BCK471
M Charlton & Sons, Newbrough, 48 BCK417, a Leyland Titan PD1A built in 1947 with Leyland H30/26R bodywork. New as Ribble MS 2474.
Photo taken early 1960s?, Hexham Bus Station
31. BRN262
Ribble 1202, BRN262, seen here at Burnley Cattle Market Bus Station in bus livery, was one of the original 'White Lady' coaches. It was a Leyland PD1/3 with Burlingham FCL27/22RD body and was new as number 2519 in 1948.
Photo taken Sunday 8 September 1957, Cattle Market Bus Station, Burnley
32. BRN272
Ponds of Nazeing BRN272, a 1948 Leyland PD1/3 with Burlingham FCL27/22RD coachwork, one of the famous Ribble 'White Ladies' seen at the operator's yard during an enthusiasts tour in June 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1965, operator's yard at Nazeing near Hoddesdon, Essex
33. BRN272
Former Ribble 2529 (later 1212) BRN272 'White Lady' Burlingham bodied Leyland PD1/3 new in 1948 and withdrawn at the end of 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1965, Nazeing, Essex near Hoddesdon
34. BRN278
Pond of Nazeing BRN278, a 1948 Leyland PD1/3 with Burlingham FCL27/22RD coachwork, one of the famous Ribble "White Ladies" seen at the company's yard during an enthusiasts tour in June 1965. The livery was red and cream.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1965, operator's yard at Nazeing near Hoddesdon, Essex
35. CCK343
Leyland PD2/3 CCK343 had been new as Ribble 2568 in 1948, passing to Young, Ayr in August 1962 and is seen at the A.A. Bus Station in Ayr. The bodywork, by Leyland, was L27/26R and it was withdrawn in 1967 passing to a showman.
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1963, A.A. Bus Station, Ayr
36. CCK610
Young, Ayr contibuted towards his part of A.A. Motor Services fleet CCK610, which was a Leyland H30/26R bodied Leyland PD2/3 which had been new as Ribble 2622 in 1948. It was acquired in March 1962 and is seen here in the A.A. bus station in Ayr.
Photo taken Wednesday 6 June 1962, A.A. Bus Station, Boswell Park, Ayr
37. CCK610
Young, Ayr acquired CCK610 from Ribble in March 1962. New in 1948 as Ribble, Preston 2622, it was a Leyland PD2/3 with a Leyland H30/26R body.
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1963, Young's Garage, Carrick Street, Ayr
38. CCK621
Frazer, Fairlie (Clyde Coast) acquired CCK621, a Leyland PD2/3 with a Leyland H30/26R body, from Ribble, Preston 2633 in July 1963. Seen in Largs, it had been new in December 1948.
Photo taken Monday 10 August 1964, Barr Crescent, Largs
39. CCK636
Ribble 2648, CCK636 was a Burlingham L27/26R bodied Leyland PD2/3 new in 1948. Seen here alongside one of the East Lancs bodied White Lady coaches, 2648 was the only Ribble bus to have the style of body associated with the White Ladies when new.
Photo taken Monday 18 May 1959, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
40. CCK665
Whippet Coaches CCK665, a Leyland PD2/3 with Brush L53R body, originally in the Ribble fleet
Photo taken Saturday 20 June 1964, Drummer Street, Cambridge
41. CCK831
Stanhope Motor Services acquired CCK831, formerly Ribble 2659, which was a 1949 Leyland PD2/3 with Leyland H30/26R bodywork.
Photo taken 1967, Stanhope Depot
42. CCK832
Cunningham, Paisley 38, CCK832, which was seen in Gilmour Street, Paisley was a Leyland PD2/3 with a Leyland H30/26R body new in April 1949 as Ribble, Preston 2660 and was acquired in August 1963.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Gilmour Street, Paisley
43. CCK668
Delaine, Bourne 54, CCK668, acquired from Ribble, Preston 2691 in May 1961 was a Leyland PD2/3 with a Brush L27/26R body which had been new in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Bourne
44. CRN212
Ribble 279, CRN212, had been numbered 2723 when new in February 1950. It was the first of the five Sentinel STC4s with Sentinel B40F bodies which Ribble received in 1950 and was renumbered in 1951. It passed to F. Cowley (dealer), Salford in August 1963 and appears to have had no further use.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Carlisle Bus Station
45. CRN821
Former Ribble 2728, CRN821, a Leyland PD2/3 with Leyland L53R body, new in 1950, working as a staff bus for Saxone Shoes.
Photo taken 1966, Coal Road, Seacroft, Leeds
46. CRN822
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, CRN822, a Leyland Titan PD2/3 built 1950 with Leyland L27/26R bodywork. This had been new as Ribble 2729. The Eden YPT341 (Tiger Cub/Plaxton Highway from 1958) is at the stand behind.
Photo taken mid 1960s ?, Spennymoor Bus Station
47. CRN856
Ribble 2763, CRN856, a Leyland Titan PD2/3 with Leyland L53R bodywork built in 1950.
Photo taken Friday 27 March 1959, Fleetwood Station, Queens Terrace, Fleetwood
48. CRN978
Ribble MS, BD1, CRN978, a Leyland Tiger PS2/5 built in 1950 with Burlingham bodywork.
Photo taken August 1981, Harrogate Stray
49. CRN983
Ribble 2783 renumbered 233 then BD2 (recovery vehicle), a Leyland PS2/5 with Burlingham B35F body, dating from 1950. Originally CRN983, re-registered NSU250 and seen at the 2015 Wirral tram and bus show. Restoration was completed in 2014
Photo taken Sunday 4 October 2015, Birkenhead
50. CRN990
Merseyside PTE 10, CRN990, a Leyland Tiger PS2/3 built in 1950 with Burlingham B35F bodywork (subsequently changed to open-top). New as Ribble 2790.
Photo taken September 1974, Promenade, Southport
51. CRN993
Southport 12, CRN993, was purchased from Ribble in 1963 and converted to "open top". A Leyland PS2/5 with Burlingham O35F, no.12 unloads on the Promenade whilst a healthy crowd patiently waits to go for a breezy trip.
Photo taken Sunday 1 September 1974, Promenade, Southport
52. CRN994
Carmichael, Glenboig (t/a Highland) CRN994, a Leyland PS2/5 with a Burlingham B35F body started life in February 1950 as Ribble, Preston 2794, being renumbered to 244 in 1951 and passing to Carmichael by August 1963 according to the P.S.V. Circle's Alexander fleet history.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge
53. CRN996
Ribble 246, CRN996, had been numbered 2796 when new in 1950, being renumbered 246 in 1951, and was a Leyland PS2/5 with a Burlingham B35F body.
Photo taken Saturday 28 July 1956, Castle Street, Leeds
54. 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
55. 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
56. 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
57. DCK212
Ribble Motor Services 1241, DCK212, a Leyland Titan PD2/3 with East Lancs L49R coach seated bodywork new in 1950-51.
Photo taken Saturday 13 August 1960, Cookson Street, Blackpool
58. DCK215
Ribble 1244, DCK215, was from the second batch of White Lady coaches. It had East Lancs FCL27/22RD bodywork on its Leyland PD2/3 chassis and is seen in Burnley
Photo taken Thursday 10 April 1958, Cattle Market Bus Station, Burnley
59. 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
60. DCK219
Ribble were one of the first British companies to use double deck coaches. 1248, DCK219, a Leyland Titan PD2/3 with full front East Lancs body dates from 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 2005, Brough
61. DRN260
Garner, Bridge of Weir 26, DRN260, a Leyland L53RD bodied PD2/3 new to Ribble Motor Services in 1950, seen at the operators premises in 1966.
Photo taken November 1966, Bridge of Weir
62. DCK207
Ribble 1236, DCK207, a Leyland PD2/3 of 1951 with East Lancs 49 seat Lowbridge coach body
Photo taken 1958, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester
63. DCK219
Ribble, Preston 1248, DCK219, a Leyland PD2/3 with an East Lancs FCL27/22RD body, is seen in Lower Mosley Street Bus Station awaiting departure to Burnley on the X53 service.
Photo taken Saturday 4 June 1960, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
64. DRN112
Ribble 248, DRN112, a Leyland Olympic HR44 from 1951 with Weymann B44F bodywork.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 March 1951, Central Station Yard, Wellington Street, Leeds
65. DRN118
Ribble Motors Leyland Olympic, 254, DRN118, built in 1951.
Photo taken 1961/62, Express Bus Station, Corner of North Road and Lords Walk, Preston, Lancs
66. DRN127
DRN127 was a Leyland Olympic HR44/Weymann B44F new Ribble in 1951 and one of seven sold to the Ulster Transport Authority in 1966. As 9104, it passed to Ulsterbus on the formation of that company in 1967, later becoming a towbus before being sold in 1973 to the Gaelic Football Club in Loughanisland for use as a changing room.
Photo taken August 1968, Enniskillen (?)
67. DRN129
Ribble 265, DRN129, a Leyland Olympic HR44 from 1951 with Weymann B44F bodywork.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 March 1951, opposite Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
68. DRN132
Mitchell, contractor, DRN132 a Leyland Olympic HR44 from 1951 with Weymann B44F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Upper Teesdale, near Cow Green
69. DRN141
Ribbble 277, DRN141, a 1951 Leyland Olympic HR44 with Weymann body. This was the last Olympic to enter Ribble service. When photographed the bus was in the process of being preserved but appears to have sunk without trace in the intervening years.
Photo taken 1975, Morecambe
70. DRN260
Ribble, Preston 1320, DRN260, was a Leyland PD2/12, new in 1951, with a Leyland L27/26R body and is seen outside Fleetwood Station, operating route 152 to Wigan.
Photo taken Monday 23 August 1954, Fleetwood Station
71. DRN342
Ribble 285, DRN342, was the second of the fourteen Sentinel STC6s new in 1951 with Sentinel B44F bodies, this one being new in February. After withdrawal it passed in August 1963 to F. Cowley (dealer), Salford.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Carlisle Bus Station
72. DRN351
Ribble Motors 294, DRN351, a Sentinel STC6 with Sentinel body, built 1951. Probably from Carlisle or Penrith Depot waiting to be scrapped.
Photo taken 1963, New Delivery Park And Repair Building Frenchwood Knoll, Preston
73. DRN353
Ribble Motors 296, DRN353, a Sentinel STC6 with Sentinel body, built 1951. Probably from Carlisle or Penrith Depot waiting to be scrapped.
Photo taken 1963, New Delivery Park And Repair Building Frenchwood Knoll, Preston
74. DRN703
Malta Y-0458, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/15 built in 1951 with Aquilina bodywork built in Malta. New as Ribble 781, DRN703, this had been the prototype with Leyland coachwork but had been changed beyond recognition in Malta.
Photo taken ca 1993, Malta
75. DRN708
Seen in the yard at the Gower Street garage of Smith, Wigan is DRN 708, apparently being used as their towing vehicle. It was a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger which had been new in April 1951 with a Leyland C41C body as Ribble 786, one of one hundred and twenty delivered that year. Withdrawn by Ribble in 1962 it passed, according to the P.S.V. Circle Fleet History, to Millburn Motors (dealer), Preston in November 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 1972, Wigan
76. DRN748
Ribble 826, DRN748, one of 120 Leyland C41C bodied PSU1/15 Royal Tigers new in 1951 seen at Rigby Road, Blackpool.
Photo taken Thursday 2 June 1955, Rigby Road, Blackpool
77. DRN929
Abbott, Blackpool acquired DRN929, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/15 with Bellhouse Hartwell C41C body, from Lansdowne, Fleetwood in May 1959. It had been new to Scout in 1951.
Photo taken Saturday 4 June 1960, East Street Coach Station, Manchester
78. ECK179
ECK179, seen at Spittalfield, was acquired in 1965 from Kerr & Smith, Coatbridge who had acquired it from Ribble, Preston 899 in November 1962. McLennan rebuilt it to C41F before putting it into service in May 1966.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1970, Spittalfield
79. ECK587
Yuill, Hartlepool based contractor, ECK587, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/13 built in 1951 with Leyland B44F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Hemlington building site, Middlesbrough
80. EFV145
EFV145, a Leyland PSU1/15 with Duple Roadmaster C41F body, new to Standerwick (no125) in 1951 and transferred to the main Ribble fleet as no1054 in 1963. It was wthdrawn in October 1965. For a contractor's vehicle it still looks very smart in Wimpey's bright yellow and black livery: it might make a good Dinky toy repaint!
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1967, Rock-A-Nore Road Coach Park, Hastings
81. EFV146
Ribble 1055 (former Standerwick 121), EFV146, was one of the distinctive Duple Roadmaster-bodied Leyland Royal Tigers from 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 14 June 1964, Chester Street, Bus Station, Bradford
82. EFV148
Standerwick 123, EFV148, was a Duple Roadmaster C41F bodied Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger, new in 1951, seen at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, London Victoria Coach Station
83. EFV624
Standerwick 133, EFV624, a Leyland C41C bodied Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger, new in 1951, at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, London Victoria Coach Station
84.
A line up of Ribble Leyland bodied coaches, suspect withdrawn and waiting disposal.
Photo taken 1965/6, Morecambe Depot Yard
85. ECK584
Rear view of Highland Omnibuses J6, ECK584, a Leyland bodied PSU1/13 showing the modifications of the ex-Ribble vehicle to accommodate the skiers equipment on the Aviemore to Cairngorms service.
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 1970, Cairngorms
86. ECK595
Ulsterbus 9008, ECK595, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/13 built in 1952 with Leyland B44F bodywork. New as Ribble 332, this was acquired in 1966 and converted to a towbus in 1974 and finally withdrawn in Jan 1980.
Photo taken July 1979, Newtownards Depot
87. ECK601
Morley, Whittlesey ECK601 was a Leyland PSU1/13 Royal Tiger with a Leyland B44F body which had been new as Ribble 338 in 1952.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Peterborough Bus Station
88. ECK604
ECK604 was a Leyland PSU1/13 with a Leyland B44F body new as Ribble 341 in May 1952. It is seen here with Highland Omnibuses, seemingly having been operating the service to Aviemore.
89. ECK606
Ribble 343, ECK606, new in 1952 and seen here in Leeds was one of 110 Leyland B44F Royal Tigers in this fleet.
Photo taken Saturday 2 July 1955, Castle Street, Leeds
90. ECK616
Ribble 353, ECK616, was a Leyland PSU1/13 Royal Tiger with a Leyland B44F body, one of 110 such vehicles delivered to Ribble in 1952, apart from the first one which was delivered in 1951. Withdrawn in 1963 it passed to F. Cowley (dealer), Salford in September and to Simpson, Rosehearty in October. It became Alexander (Northern) NPC69 in December 1966 when Simpson's business was acquired.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Carlisle Bus Station
91. ECK934
JD Peace, Kirkwall, Orkney, ECK934, a Leyland Titan PD2/12 from 1952 with Leyland L27/26RD bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, St Margaret's Hope, Orkney
92. ECK935
Martindale of Ferryhill, Co. Durham ECK935, a Leyland Titan PD2/12 of 1952 with Leyland L27/28R bodywork, originally with Ribble.
Photo taken May 1970, Martindale's Garage off Durham Road, Ferryhill
93. ERN688
Ribble 365, ERN688, seen at Moor Lane bus station in Bolton was one of a hundred and ten Leyland B44F bodied Leyland PSU1/13 Royal Tigers delivered in 1951 (298) and 1952 (299-407).
Photo taken Tuesday 22 March 1960, Moor Lane Bus Station, Bolton
94. ERN693
Contractor Peter Lind ERN693, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/13 built in 1952 with Leyland B44F bodywork. Former Ribble 370 was showing signs of neglect as it nears the end of its career.
Photo taken April 1972
95. ERN708
ERN708 was a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/13 with Leyland B44F body, new in 1952 to Ribble Motor Services, no. 385. Withdrawn in 1966, it was one of a batch of 37 vehicles of this type that were sold to the Ulster Transport Authority later the same year.
Photo taken June 1966, Stranraer Docks
96. FFR361
Standerwick 142, FFR361, a Leyland PSU1/15 with Leyland C41C body, new in 1952, caught leaving Victoria Coach Station en-route for Blackpool.
Photo taken c. 1956, London Victoria Coach Station
97. FFR697
Standerwick 153, FFR697, and 155, FFR699, a pair of Leyland PSU1/15 with Leyland C41C bodies, new in 1952, preparing for the trip back to Blackpool.
Photo taken c. 1956, London Victoria Coach Station
98. ERN776
Riduna Buses of Alderney AY750, a 1953 Leyland PSUC1/1 with Saro B44F body and acquired in April 1969, new as Ribble ERN776.
Photo taken 1977, Le Huret, Alderney
99. FCK402
Gozo Route Bus Y-0815, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/15 built in 1953 with Schembri B40C bodywork from 1973.
Photo taken probably near Victoria bus station, Gozo.
100. FCK430
Ribble 930, FCK430, the fifth of fifteen Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/16s with Burlingham Seagull C41C body new in 1953, one of England's finest seen in the parking area at Carlisle Ribble Bus Station, Lowther Street on St George's Day, 1966.
Photo taken Saturday 23 April 1966, Carlisle Ribble Bus Station, Lowther Street
101. FCK431
FCK431, Ribble 931, was one of the forty Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tigers new to Ribble in 1953. Twenty-five had superb Leyland C41C bodies whilst fifteen, including 931, had Burlingham Seagull C32C bodies for use on extended tours from 1953 to 1961 when they were altered to C41C. All fifteen of the Burlingham ones passed to Millburn Motors (dealer), Preston in 1967 with 931 being licensed by Millburn from May to August 1968 before passing to J. Smart and Company (contractors) Limited, Edinburgh in September. It was sold for scrap by April 1971.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Court Square, Carlisle
102. FCK433
Malta EBY622 Leyland Royal Tiger built ca 1953 with an Aquilina body from 1975.
Photo taken Thursday 19 May 2011, Valletta, Malta
103. FCK569
Seen at Victoria Coach Station is Scout, Preston FCK569, which was a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger with a Duple Coronation Ambassador C41C body, the last one of three new in 1953.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 June 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
104. FCK841
Ribble 409, FCK841, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 of 1953 with Saunders Roe 44 seat body.
Photo taken 1966, Penrith
105. FCK851
Ribble 419, FCK851, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 from 1953 with Saunders-Roe B44F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1968, Carlisle Bus Station
106. FCK858
Ribble 712, BRN861, a Leyland PS1/1 with a Burlingham C31F body and Ribble 426, FCK858, a Leyland PSUC1/1 Tiger Cub with a Saro B44F body are seen in the parking area between Castle Street and Saville Street in Leeds. both of which were used as overflow departure points for the Wellington Street Coach Station on summer Saturdays.
Photo taken Saturday 30 July 1955, Castle Street/Saville Street, Leeds
107. FCK849
Three former Ribble vehicles at North's, the dealer, Sherburn-in-Elmet. 417, FCK849, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with Saro B44F body, new in 1954 and 1653 & 1634, NCK642 & NCK623, Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1's with Metro Cammell H44/34F bodies, new in 1960.
Photo taken Autumn 1973, Premises of Norths, the dealer, Sherburn-in-Elmet
108. FCK884
Ribble Motor Services 452, FCK884, a 1954 Leyland Tiger Cub with Saunders-Roe (SARO) body
Photo taken Sunday 20 March 2005, Manchester Transport Museum
109. FCK884
Lockeys of St Helen Auckland, Co. Durham, FCK884, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1 with Saunders-Roe (SARO) bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Lockey's Garage, St Helen Auckland
110. FCK887
Lough Swilly 115, FCK887, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 built in 1954 with Saunders-Roe B44F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Letterkenny Depot
111. GCK295
Former Ribble 960, GCK295, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with Burlingham Seagull III C41C body, new in 1954. Seen here leaving City Square, Leeds whilst operating as staff transport for clothing manufacturer David Little & Co.
Photo taken August 1970, City Square, Leeds
112. HFR603
Standerwick 158, HFR603, seen at Victoria Coach Station was a Burlingham Seagull C41F bodied Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub new in 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, London Victoria Coach Station
113. HCK464
North Western Training Bus T1, HCK464, a Leyland Titan PD2/13 with Metro-Cammell H33/28RD body, new in 1955 to Ribble as its 1383.
Photo taken late 1971, North Western Depot, Charles Street, Stockport
114. HCK466
Ribble bought large numbers of MCW group bodied Leyland Titans in the nineteen fifties. Seen in Wigan in the hot summer of 1976 is the former 1385, HCK466, a 1955 Leyland Titan PD2/13 with MCW bodywork. When photographed the bus was TU2 in Ribble's ancillary fleet.
Photo taken Tuesday 13 July 1976, Wigan Bus Station
115. HCK477
New in 1955 and withdrawn in 1969, Ribble 1417, HCK477, was a Leyland PD2/13 with a Metro-Cammell H33/28R body. It was one of forty-five new in 1955, twenty-five of which, 1381-1405, were fitted with platform doors whilst 1406-1430 had open platforms.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Carlisle Bus Station
116. HRN31
Ribble TU4, HRN31, a Leyland Titan PD2/13 / Metro Cammell H33/28RD, previously 1391, new in 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1980, Ribble Morecambe Depot Yard
117. JCK511
Ribble 1436, JCK511, a Leyland PD2/12 with Burlingham H61RD body, new in 1955.
Photo taken Friday 1 July 1966, Keswick Bus Station
118. JCK523
Ribble MS 1448, JCK523, a Leyland Titan PD2/12 built in 1955 with Burlingham H33/28RD bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, Hotham Place, Liverpool
119. JCK507
Allander Travel had several second hand buses for contract work. JCS4, a Guy Arab IV with Alexander low height body ex Western SMT 1247 contrasts with ex Ribble JCK507 (1432), Leyland PD2/12 with Burlingham body.
Photo taken May 1972, Main Street, Milngavie
120. JCK513
Ribble 1438, JCK513, a 1956 Leyland Titan PD2/12 with Burlingham body stands in the yard of North of Sherburn, the well known dealer.
Photo taken 1975, Sherburn in Elmet
121. JCK530
Ribble 1455, JCK530, a Leyland Titan PD2/12 with Burlingham 61 seat bodywork dating from 1956
Photo taken 2001, Piece Hall, Halifax
122. JCK545
Ribble MS 1470, JCK545, a Leyland Titan PD2/12 built in 1956 with Burlingham H33/28RD bodywork.
Photo taken December 1968, Carlisle Bus Station
123. JRN41
Ribble Motors Leyland Tiger Cub 975, JRN41, with Burlingham Seagull MK 3 body, built 1956.
Photo taken 1962/63, Ribble Depot, Selbourne Street, Frenchwood, Preston
124. JRN47
Ribble MS 1480, JRN47, a Leyland Titan PD2/12 built in 1956 with Metro-Cammell H33/28R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, Hotham Place Depot, Liverpool
125. KCK880
Lockeys of St Helen Auckland, Co. Durham, KCK880, a Leyland Titan PD3/4 of 1957 with Burlingham bodywork.
Photo taken August 1975, West Auckland Green
126. KCK880
ELTPG, Blackburn, (East Lancashire Transport Preservation Group?) KCK880, a Leyland Titan PD3/4 built in 1957 with Burlingham bodywork.
Photo taken August 1981, Harrogate Stray
127. KCK???
A Ribble Burlingham bodied Leyland Titan PD3/4, possibly 1523, KCK869, one of 69 similar vehicles bought in 1957 makes its way along Morecambe promenade bound for Lancaster
Photo taken Wednesday 15 August 1973, Promenade, Morecambe
128. KRN193
Scout, Preston KRN193, a Duple Brittania bodied Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub new in 1957
Photo taken Sunday 20 March 1960, East Street Coach Station, Manchester
129. KCK869
Ribble TV5, KCK869, a Leyland Titan PD3 with Burlingham H41/31F body, new to Ribble in 1958 as 1523.
Photo taken Sunday 19 September 1982, Burscough
130. KCK873
Ribble 1527, KCK873, a Leyland PD3/4 with Burlingham H41/31F body, next to an unidentified Atlantean
Photo taken 1965/6, behind Morecambe Bus Station
131. KCK903
Cunningham's Bus Service 61, KCK903, a Leyland PD3/4 with Burlingham FH41/31F bodywork. It had been new to Ribble in August 1958 as their 1542.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Cunningham Garage, Underwood Road, Paisley
132. KCK910
Two ex Ribble Leyland PD3/4s with Burlingham 72 Seat bodies from 1958, seen here in service with Cunningham's Bus Services of Paisley. They were KCK910 and KCK907. originally 1549 and 1546 in the Ribble fleet.
Photo taken c. 1973, Renfrew
133. KCK912
Ribble MS, 1551 KCK912, a Leyland Titan PD3/4 built in 1958 with Burlingham FH41/31F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, Liverpool
134. KCK919
Cunningham's Bus Service, Paisley bought new Atlanteans in the 60/70s but continued to acquire second-hand Leyland Titans predominantly with forward entrances in the early 70s. KCK919 was one such vehicle with a PD3/4 chassis and Burlingham bodywork and ex-Ribble 1558.
Photo taken February 1975, Old Sneddon St., adjacent to Gilmour St. Station, Paisley
135. KCK927
Ribble 1566, KCK927, a 1958 Leyland Titan PD3/4 with attractive Burlingham body.
Photo taken Wednesday 13 August 1975, Wigan Bus Station
136. LCK701
Ribble Motors 987, LCK701, a Leyland Tiger Cub with Burlingham Seagull Mk 3 body, built 1958. Looks like it's in for a paint touch up job, Ribble Offices in the background.
Photo taken 1963/64, front of the old Spray and Repair Garage on Frenchwood Knoll, Preston
137. LCK721
Ribble 1007, LCK721, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 from 1958 with Burlingham Seagull Mk3 C41F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1968, Carlisle Bus Station
138. LCK731
Wimpey (contractor) LCK731, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with Burlingham Seagull Mk. VI C41F body, new to Ribble (1017) in 1958.
139. LCK734
Also acquired by London Country for use as driver trainers were twenty ex-Ribble Burlingham bodied Leyland PD3s. These were painted yellow and numbered in an LR class. LR18, LCK734, was new in 1958 and served LC as a trainer from 1976-79. It is probably parked in the yard of a London Country garage.
140. LCK766
Fok-Lei, Macau, PD207 M-87-62, a Leyland Titan PD3/4 built in 1958 with Burlingham H41/31F bodywork. Formerly registered LCK766 and new as Ribble 1603.
Photo taken July 1981, Macau
141. KCK879
Southend 317, KCK879 and 318, KCK920 (in Ribble red showing old fleet number 1559), at the works being prepared for service. For just over a year, Southend operated three Burlingham bodied ex Ribble Leyland PD3s on hire from Ensign. They were fitted with Southend destination gear and repainted before entering service.
Photo taken Sunday 24 March 1974, Tunbridge Road Works
142. KCK879
Southend 317, KCK879, seen here in service leaving central Southend on route 1 to Rayleigh
Photo taken May 1975, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
143. KCK879
Rear view of Southend 317, KCK879
Photo taken 1974/5
144. LCK739
Southend 318, LCK739, one of three Burlingham bodied ex Ribble Leyland PD3s on hire from Ensign.
Photo taken 1974/5, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
145. LCK739
Southend Corporation 318, LCK739, Leyland PD3 / Burlingham, ex-Ribble in 1974
Photo taken April 1975, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
146. LRN63
Ribble 1691, NRN591, a 1960 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with MCW bodywork and alongside ex-Scout of Preston LRN63, a Leyland Titan PD3/3 with Burlingham bodywork dating from 1959. Originally 22 in the Scout fleet it ran as S22 in the Ribble fleet. In 1968 it was renumbered 1975 when the Scout fleet was absorbed into the main Ribble fleet ... Scout had been taken over by Ribble in 1961.
Photo taken 1976, Morecambe
147. MCK370
Ribble 1977, MCK370, a Leyland Titan PD3/1 with Burlingham H41/31F body, originally new to Scout, Preston as their S24. This makes an interesting comparison with Ribble's own more familiar and much more numerous PD3/4's with full-fronted bodies by the same builder.
Photo taken Summer 1971, Blackpool
148. MCK371
Rare bird by 1973, Ribble 1978, MCK371 was new to the independent Scout, Preston company in January 1959 as 25. December 1961 saw Scout retained as a separate subsidiary by new owner Ribble, and the Leyland Titan PD3/1 with Burlingham H41/31F body became S25 until full absorption in October 1968.
Photo taken Friday 17 August 1973, adjacent to Chorlton Street Bus Station, Manchester
149. NCK349
At North's, the dealer, Sherburn-in-Elmet with in the centre former Western National 634, 348EDV, a Bristol SUL4A with ECW B36F body, new in 1961. Withdrawn in 1972 it passed to North's who quickly sold it on to Garforth Comprehensive School (whose name is actually marked on the windscreen here).
Photo taken June 1972, Premises of Norths, the dealer, Sherburn-in-Elmet
150. NCK354
1613, NCK354, was one of the first batch of Leyland Atlanteans delivered to Ribble. Delivered in November 1959 it had an M.C.C.W. H44/34F body on its PDR1/1 chassis and is seen entering Moor Lane bus station at Bolton.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 March 1960, Moor Lane Bus Station, Bolton
151. NRN613
Scout Motor Services (a Ribble subsiduary) S68, NRN613, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Weymann 50 seat coach body
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
152. SFV414
Standerwick 18, SFV414, a Leyland Atlantean with Weymann CH34/16F body, new in 1959, one of 33 double deck Atlantean coaches delivered to this Ribble subsidiary between 1959 and 1961.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
153. SFV419
Standerwick double-deck coaches were once a common sight on the M1 and M6 motorways. Here we see Standerwick 23, SFV419, a Leyland Atlantean with Weymann CH34/16F body of 1959 showing its paces southbound in this very indistinct but nostalgic view.
Photo taken 1965, South of Watford Gap, M1
154.
Unfortunately I haven't got identities for the vehicles in this picture but they include a Ribble PD3/Burlingham and an Albion Lowlander
Photo taken Friday 31 May 1974, Ribble Bus Station, Lord St, Southport
155. NCK362
Ribble 1621, NCK362, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 of with a MCW H44/34F body, new in January 1960.
Photo taken 1963, probably Bolton
156. NCK372
Harwich & Dovercourt NCK372, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Metro Cammell H44/34F body, ex Ribble 1631, new in February 1960.
Photo taken July 1978, Harwich
157. NCK623
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, NCK623, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 of 1960 with Metro-Cammell-Weymann H44/34F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, West Auckland Green
158. NCK623
OK Motor Services NCK623, a 1960 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with MCW bodywork picks up passengers bound for Evenwood in Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken October 1974, Chester Street, Bishop Auckland
159. NCK642
Three former Ribble vehicles at North's, the dealer, Sherburn-in-Elmet. 417, FCK849, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with Saro B44F body, new in 1954 and 1653 & 1634, NCK642 & NCK623, Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1's with Metro Cammell H44/34F bodies, new in 1960.
Photo taken Autumn 1973, Premises of Norths, the dealer, Sherburn-in-Elmet
160. NRN166
Scout, Preston NRN166, new in 1960, alongside Bamber Bridge 5, DRN357, which had been new to Scout in 1951. Seen in Manchester at LMS Coachways, East Street Coach Station they are a Duple Midland Donington C41F bodied Leyland Tiger Cub and a Duple Roadmaster C41F bodied Leyland PSU1/11 Royal Tiger.
Photo taken Sunday 20 March 1960, East Street Coach Station, Manchester
161. NRN168
This picture shows West Yorkshire CUG44, SLA759, parked in Ribble's Blackpool
Photo taken Devonshire Road Depot, Blackpool
162. NRN563
Ribble 1663, NRN563, a Metro-Cammell L39/33F bodied Leyland PDR1/1 of 1960, loads at the terminus at Patterdale for its return journey along the shore of Ullswater to Penrith.
Photo taken March 1976, Patterdale
163. NRN586
Ribble 1686, NRN586, a 1960 Leyland Atlantean with MCW bodywork.
Photo taken 2000, Halifax
164. NRN586
After several early batches of Leyland Atlanteans, Ribble switched back to Leyland Titans as a more reliable alternative to the tempremental Atlantean. Seen at Stagecoach's Morecambe depot are 1960 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 1686, NRN586, and 1962 Leyland Titan PD3/5 1775, RCK920, Both vehicles carry MCW bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 28 May 2011, Stagecoach Morecambe Depot
165. NRN590
Ribble 1690, NRN590, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 of 1960 with MCW 77 seat body
Photo taken 1962, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
166. NRN591
Ribble 1691, NRN591, a 1960 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with MCW bodywork and alongside ex-Scout of Preston LRN63, a Leyland Titan PD3/3 with Burlingham bodywork dating from 1959. Originally 22 in the Scout fleet it ran as S22 in the Ribble fleet. In 1968 it was renumbered 1975 when the Scout fleet was absorbed into the main Ribble fleet ... Scout had been taken over by Ribble in 1961.
Photo taken 1976, Morecambe
167. NRN595
OK Motor Services NRN595, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1960 with Metro-Cammell H44/33F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1975, Bishop Auckland Market Place
168. NRN603
Teesside Municipal Transport acquired twelve Leyland PDR1/1s with Weymann CH34/25F bodies from Standerwick, Blackpool in October/November 1971 and A56, NRN603, is seen in Stockton High Street.
Photo taken Thursday 20 April 1972, Stockton High Street
169. NRN606
Seen at Battersea Wharf coach park is NRN606 of Lyons, London W.14. Somewhat modified from its original incarnation as a Ribble 'Gay-Hostess' coach the Weymann bodied Leyland PDR1/1 Atlantean is seen here as a mobile restaurant.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1972, Battersea
170. NRN610
Standerwick 48, NRN610, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1960 with Weymann CH34/16Ft bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, The Four in Hand, Newcastle-under-Lyme
171. NRN610
Teesside Municipal Transport A59, NRN610, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1960 with Weymann H35/ 34F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1974, Middlesbrough Exchange
172. NRN611
City Coach Lines, London W.C.1 ran NRN611 a Leyland PDR1/1 with Weymann CH34/16FT body on its sightseeing tours in a Union Jack livery with fleet number 102. New in 1960 as Ribble 1262 it passed to Scout in 4/63 and to Standerwick in 10/68.
Photo taken Saturday 25 September 1971, Horse Guards Avenue, London Whitehall
173. NRN611
A rear view of City Coach Lines, London W.C.1 Leyland PDR1/1 with Weymann CH34/16FT body, NRN611, on its sightseeing tour in a Union Jack livery with fleet number 102. New in 1960 as Ribble 1262 it passed to Scout in 4/63 and to Standerwick in 10/68.
Photo taken Saturday 25 September 1971, Horse Guards Avenue, London Whitehall
174. VFR372
Standerwick 30, VFR372, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1960 with Metro-Cammell CH34/16Ft bodywork.
Photo taken February 1969, The Four in Hand, Newcastle-under-Lyme
175. VFR373
Standerwick 31, VFR373, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Weymann 50 seat coach body, new in 1960
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
176. VFR373
Rear view of Standerwick Atlantean coach 31, VFR373
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
177. 5043HN
Ribble 275, 5043HN, a Bristol MW5G from 1961 with Eastern Coach Works B45F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Hexham Bus Station
178. NRN686
Ribble quickly built up a fleet of both lowbridge and highbridge Atlanteans and 1686, NRN686, is an MCW bodied example of 1961.
Photo taken Sunday 9 October 2011, Broughton
179. PCK358
Ribble 1717, PCK358, a Leyland PD3/5 with Metro-Cammell H41/31F body new in May 1961.
Photo taken Lime Street, Liverpool
180. PCK361
Ribble 1720, PCK361, a Leyland Titan PD3/5 with Metro Cammell H41/31F body new in 1961.
Photo taken c.1966, Morecambe Depot Yard
181. PCK369
Ribble 1728, PCK369, a Leyland PD3 with MCW H72F body, new in 1961.
Photo taken Monday 27 June 1966, Bridge Street, Carlisle
182. PCK383
For many years the backbone of the Ribble Merseyside fleet were Leyland Titan PD3/5s with Burlingham or MCW full front bodywork. 1961 example 1742, PCK383, with MCW body rests at the rear of the former Ribble bus station in Skelhorn Street with the roof of Lime Street station in the background
Photo taken 1976, Hilbre Street, Liverpool
183. PCK394
Ribble Motor Services 1753, PCK394, a Leyland Titan PD3/5 built in 1961 with Metro-Cammell FH41/31F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Lancaster Bus Station
184. PCK601
Ribble Motors, Leyland Leopard 1019, PCK601, with Harrington Cavalier body, built 1961.
Photo taken 1963, Liverpool Lime Street Express Bus Station
185. PCK603
Ribble Motors 1021, PCK603, a Leyland Leopard with Harrington Cavalier body, built 1961.
Photo taken 1963, Liverpool Lime Street Express Bus Station
186. PCK618
Ribble Motor Services 1036, PCK618, a Leyland Leopard L2 of 1961 with Harrington body, one ony many such coaches run by Ribble and its subsiduaries in the 1960s.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 2009, Bolton Abbey Station
187. PCK618
Ribble Motor Services bought large numbers of these handsome Harrington bodied Leylands in the early 1960s. 1036, PCK618, is a 1961 Leyland Leopard L1 with a Harrington Cavalier body, seen in the car park of Kirkby Stephen CoOp during the 2014 Kirkby Stephen rally.
Photo taken Sunday 20 April 2014, Co-op car park, Kirkby Stephen
188. PCK619
New as Ribble 1037 in July 1961, PCK619 was a Leyland L2T Leopard with a Harrington Cavalier C32F body. By the time of this photograph in Brighton, when taking part in a British Coach Rally, it had passed to Grayline, Bicester who had fitted two tables with reversed seating towards the rear of the coach.
Photo taken Sunday 23 April 1972, Madeira Drive, Brighton
189. PCK621
Ribble Motors 1039, PCK621, a Leyland Leopard with Harrington Cavalier body, built 1961.
Photo taken 1961/62, Express Bus Station, Corner of North Road and Lords Walk. Preston
190. PCK834
Ribble 1052, PCK634, was a Leyland Leopard L2T with Harrington Cavalier C41F body, new in 1961.
Photo taken 1965, Swallow Falls, Betws-y-Coed
191. PRN143
Eggins Bus Service, Taree, Sydney, N.S.W. MO5205 was a Leyland PDR1/1 Atlantean with a Metro Cammell H44/33F body seen at Taree. It had been new in June 1961 as Scout, Preston S3, PRN143, becoming Ribble 1971 in October 1968. Withdrawn in 1975 it passed to Sykes (dealer), Barnsley in September 1975 and to Cowley (dealer), Salford in October 1975, then to Leydon (dealer), Rottingdean in November 1975 and was exported to Australia arriving there in January 1976.
Photo taken May 1976, Sydney
192. PRN144
Joyce's Bus Service, Urunga, N.S.W. MO4210, a Leyland PDR1/1 Atlantean with a Metro Cammell H44/33F body seen at Newry Island was new in May 1961 as Scout, Preston S4, PRN144, becoming Ribble 1972 in October 1968. Withdrawn in 1975 it passed to Sykes (dealer), Barnsley in September 1975 and to Cowley (dealer), Salford in October 1975, then to Leydon (dealer), Rottingdean in November 1975 and was exported to Australia arriving there in January 1976.
Photo taken May 1976, Urunga, N.S.W.
193. PRN148
Scout sent PRN148, a 1961 Duple Midland C38FT bodied Leyland L2 Leopard, on the service from Preston to Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 4 August 1962, London Victoria Coach Station
194. 747EUS
When Ribble took over Bamber Bridge Motor Services in 1967 one of the vehicles retained for further service was 747EUS an Alexander bodied Albion Lowlander which was a former demonstrator. It was numbered 1968 in the Ribble fleet where it joined a batch of Lowlanders with unusual full front Alexander bodywork
Photo taken 1975, Wigan Bus Station
195. 747EUS
Ribble 1968, 747EUS, an Albion Lowlander with Alexander body. New in 1962, it was briefly used as a demonstrator until sold to Bamber Bridge Motor Services (no. 6) later the same year. BBMS sold out to Ribble in 1967, the vehicle passing to them until withdrawal about 1975.
Photo taken Winter 1970/71, Skipton Bus Station
196. RCK920
Despite being early users of the Atlantean, Ribble returned to the tried and tested Titan for new deliveries in the early sixties. This Leyland Titan PD3/5 1775, RCK920, dates from 1962 and carries a MCW full front body.
Photo taken Sunday 24 April 2011, Brough
197. RCK920
A nearside view of Ribble Lyland Titan PD3/5 1775, RCK920, a 1962 example with full front MCW body. The unusual sliding door adopted by Ribble can be clearly seen.
Photo taken Sunday 29 May 2011, Marine Drive, Morecambe
198. RCK920
An interior shot of the upper deck of Ribble Titan 1775, RCK920, which dates from 1962
Photo taken Sunday 29 May 2011, Carnforth Station
199. RCK920
Ribble 1775, RCK920, one of their characteristic full-front PD3s.
Photo taken Sunday 28 October 2012, Piece Hall, Halifax
200. RCK920
For many years Skipton was the most easterly outpost of the Ribble empire. 1775, RCK920, a 1962 Leyland Titan PD3/5 with full front MCW bodywork recalls those days as it swings out of Skipton bus station at the Aire Valley Running Day.
Photo taken Sunday 13 October 2013, Skipton Bus Station
201. RRN402
Ribble got long service from its early Atlanteans. Seen in Preston in 1980 is 1802, RRN402, a 1962 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with MCW L39/31F. Alongside is Park Royal bodied Leyland Atlantean AN68/1R 1366, GBV145N, of 1974.
Photo taken Wednesday 14 May 1980, Preston Bus Station
202. RRN405
Ribble 1962 Metro-Cammell L39/33F bodied Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 1805, RRN405, at the Piece Hall, Halifax during the Heart Of The Pennines Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 27 October 2013, Piece Hall, Halifax
203. RRN410
Ribble 1810, RRN410, an Atlantean PDR1/1 with MCW lowheight body built in 1962, passing the Western SMT garage in Lonsdale Street, Carlisle. 1810 has lost its traditional red and now in NBC colours. Western Leopard 1908, AAG101B, just manages into the shot.
Photo taken Aug 1974, Lonsdale Street, Carlisle
204. RRN422
Ribble 1273, RRN422, was a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Weymann CH39/20F body, built in 1962.
Photo taken 1965, Chester
205. RRN424
Ribble 1275, RRN424, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1962 with Weymann CH30/29F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Euston Road Bus Station, Morecambe
206. RRN428
Ribble Motor Services 1279, RRN428, a 1962 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with coach seated Weymann bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 2005, Brough
207. RRN428
K & A Gagg of Bunny, ex-Ribble Weymann bodied Atlantean RRN428, on a road run in connection with a bus rally at Sandwell in May 1986. It started life in 1962 as Ribble 1279.
Photo taken Sunday 11 May 1986, Sandwell
208. SCK867
Ribble 702, SCK867, a 40 seat Duple Alpine-bodied Leyland Leopard coach, new in 1962.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
209. SCK870
Ribble Motors, 705, SCK870, a Leyland Leopard with Duple Continental Body, built 1962. As far as I know, Ribble only bought six of these numbered 701 to 706, all fitted with Toilet and Refreshment Servery.
Photo taken 1962/63, Express Bus Station, corner of North Road and Lords Walk, Preston
210. 822YEH
This is the second of a pair of Leyland L2T Leopards with Plaxton Panorama C28F bodies new to Michelin Tyre Co. Ltd., Stoke-on-Trent in January 1963, both of which passed to Ribble, Preston in November 1963. Ribble reseated both to C41F and 1061, 822YEH, is seen in Morecambe. After withdrawal in 1975/6 both passed to United, Darlington in July 1976 as 1168/9.
Photo taken Saturday 8 August 1970, Morecambe
211. TCK461
Meon Valley Coaches TCK461, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1963 with Marshall B53F bodywork. This had been new as Ribble 461.
Photo taken August 1982
212. TCK464
Ribble MS 464, TCK464, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1963 with Marshall B53F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1968, Carlisle Bus Station
213. TCK464
Ribble Motors 464, TCK464, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1963 with Marshall B53F bodywork.
Photo taken 1962/63, Express Bus Station, corner of North Road and Lords Walk, Preston
214. TCK493
Ribble 493, TCK493, a Marshall bodied Leyland Leopard dating from 1963 is seen working a workmans service from Wigan bus station.
Photo taken Monday 23 September 1974, Wigan Bus Station
215. TCK496
Just prior to NBC service cuts, Ribble route 649 Penrith - Pooley Bridge - Patterdale - Brothers Water is illustrated with Leyland Leopard 496, TCK496 still in correct maroon livery.
Photo taken Saturday 14 April 1973, Patterdale, Westmorland
216. TCK726
By the 1970s E J Deeble & Son of Upton Cross operated a number of services including that between Looe Station and the pretty fishing village of Polperro. Providing perfect train-bus interchange, their TCK726, Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Harrington Cavalier C49F bodywork is seen awaiting its next departure time. Looe Station is situated in East Looe and some of the housing in West Looe can been seen in the background. The twin towns are connected by a bridge across the River Looe. The station has occupied three sites over the years and that pictured here is the second site, since when the line has been shortened still further.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Looe Station
217. TCK815
Various Ribble Leyland Titan PD3/5 / Metro Cammell H41/31F including on the left 1815, TCK815.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 September 1981, Morecambe Depot Yard
218. TCK821
Former Ribble 1821, TCK821, a 1963 Leyland Titan PD3 with Metro Cammell body.
Photo taken Tuesday 1 January 2013, Winchester
219. TCK821
Ribble 1821, TCK821, Leyland Titan PD3/5 / Metro Cammell H41/31F.
Photo taken Thursday 2 July 1981, Euston Road, Morecambe
220. TCK829
Ribble 1829, TCK829, a Leyland Titan PD3/5 with Metro-Cammell FH41/31F body, new in 1963.
Photo taken 1973, Liverpool, near the Pier Head
221. TCK837
Ribble 1837, TCK837, a Leyland Titan PD3 / Metro Cammell FH41/31F.
Photo taken Monday 1 September 1980, entering Talbot Road BS, Blackpool
222. TCK841
Preserved former Ribble 1841, now registered as AAO771A, a Leyland PD3 / MCW, new in 1963
Photo taken Sunday 26 June 2005, Blackpool
223. TCK841
This is a bus that has successfully passed the technical checkup in France as a Vintage Commercial Vehicle on 15th July. Assuming the fleet number is correct, its Ribble 1841, a Leyland PD3/5 with Metro Cammell FH41/31F body, new in May 1963 with registration TCK841.
Photo taken Tuesday 15 July 2014, France
224. TCK842
Ribble 1842, TCK842, a Leyland Titan PD3 / Metro Cammell H41/31F new in 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1980, Ribble Morecambe Depot Yard
225. TCK850
Ribble 1850, TCK850, a Leyland Titan PD3/5 / Metro Cammell H41/31F.
Photo taken Thursday 2 July 1981, Scale Hall Lane, Lancaster
226. TRN741
United AS 1161, TRN741, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT built in 1963 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1976, Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
227. TRN743
Eynon's, Trimsaran TRN743 a 1963 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT/Plaxton C49F originally Ribble 743.
Photo taken Friday 10 July 1981, Carmarthen
228. TRN753
Ribble MS, 753, TRN753, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1963/4 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Redcar Racecourse
229. ACK774B
The National Bus Company bus station with the most spectacular background set was Keswick and understandably popular with photographers. I struck lucky on first visit with the unique Ribble 774, ACK774B, their Leyland Panther PSUR1/2RT / Marshall DP49F new in July 1964 found resting after duty on the long X40 from Manchester via Preston and Lancaster.
Photo taken Sunday 10 January 1971, Keswick Bus Station
230. ARN552B
Ribble MS 552, ARN552B, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1964 with Weymann B53F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Lancaster Bus Station
231. ARN791C
Central SMT T10, AGM610B, a Leyland PSU3/1R with Alexander B53F body and alongside Ribble 791, ARN791C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT Plaxton C49F body. The label on the front screen of T10 almost certainly says 'On hire to Ribble', definitely ends with 'Ribble'
Photo taken c.1966, Ribble Depot, Morecambe
232. TRN748
From left to right are West Wales TRN758, 68 TRN748 and 67 217HUM. The former pair are ex Ribble 758 and 748, and the latter ex Wallace Arnold via Independant of Horsforth.
Photo taken Saturday 3 September 1977, West Wales Depot Tycroes
233. TRN758
Another very sad Leyland Leopard in the ownership of K S T Coach Hire, Copthorne, Surrey. This one is a Plaxton Panorama bodied example new in 1964 to Ribble as their 758, TRN758.
Photo taken Gomshall Station Yard
234. TRN758
From left to right are West Wales TRN758, 68 TRN748 and 67 217HUM. The former pair are ex Ribble 758 and 748, and the latter ex Wallace Arnold via Independant of Horsforth.
Photo taken Saturday 3 September 1977, West Wales Depot Tycroes
235. UCK504
Ribble 504, UCK504, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1 with Marshall B53F body, new in early 1964.
Photo taken Monday 27 June 1966, Nelson Bridge, Carlisle
236. UCK539
General Omnibus of Chester-le-Street 3, UCK539, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1964 with Marshall B53F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1982, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
237. UCK540
Lough Swilly 162, AUI7660, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1964 with Marshall B53F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Letterkenny Depot
238. UCK543
Ribble bought many Leyland Leoprds in the 1960s. Seen here are 543, UCK543, a 1964 Marshall bodied Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R and 205, ECK205E, a 1967 45 seat PSU3/4R again bodied by Marshall.
Photo taken Wednesday 13 August 1975, Wigan Bus Station
239. UCK851
The ungainly (being polite) Alexander 'C' type FH41/31F bodied UCK851, seen in the Bus Station in Wigan, was Ribble 1851, the first of ten, and was an Albion LR1 Lowlander new in February 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 1972, Wigan Bus Station
240. ARN574C
Bedlington & District ARN574C (formerly Ribble 574), a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R with Marshall B53F body, new in 1965.
Photo taken Summer 1977, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington
241. ARN777C
With shine dazzling the camera, Ribble 777, ARN777C rests in Manchester Chorlton Street Bus Station after arrival on an X50 from Morecambe via Preston. The Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Plaxton Panorama I C49F coachwork was the the third of twenty all new in April 1965, along with five following for Standerwick.
Photo taken Friday 17 August 1973, Chorlton Street Bus Station, Manchester
242. ARN808C
Ribble MS 808, ARN808C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1965 with Weymann DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Redcar Racecourse
243. ARN811C
One of the all time classic bus designs was the BET body for 36 ft buses which was placed on AEC and Leyland chassis from the mid sixties until the advent of the Leyland National. Ribble were keen buyers of the breed with bodywork by a number of builders. 811, ARN811C, is a 1965 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Weymann dual purpose body. The grille and the livery application provide the finishing touch.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 2009, Bolton Abbey Station
244. ARN811C
Ribble adopted the dual purpose bus/semi coach concept with the advent of the Leyland Leopard. Seen in bright sunshine on Morecambe Promenade is 811, ARN811C, a 1965 Weymann bodied example.
Photo taken Sunday 29 May 2011, Promenade, Morecambe
245. ARN815C
Riblle 815, ARN815C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3 with Willowbrook DP49F body
Photo taken mid 1960s, (probably) rear of Morecambe Bus Station
246. ARN861C
Ribble Leyland/Albion Lowlander 1861, ARN861C, with full front Alexander body dating from 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 23 May 1976, Wigan Bus Station
247. ARN862C
Ribble 1862, ARN862C, was an Albion Lowlander LR1 with Alexander FH41/31F body new in April 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 31 March 1973, Hope Street, adjacent to Market Square Bus Station, Wigan
248. ARN866C
Ribble 1866, ARN866C, an Albion Lowlander with Alexander FH41/31F body new in 1965, with Atlantean RRN418 behind.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Skipton
249. CRN634D
Ribble 634, CRN634D, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/4R built in 1966 with Marshall B44F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, Hilbre Street, Liverpool
250. CRN830D
Ribble MS 830, CRN830D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1966 with Marshall DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1968, Carlisle Bus Station
251. CRN839D
Ribble 839, CRN839D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R with Plaxton C49F body
Photo taken c.1966, Ribble Depot, Morecambe
252. CRN846D
Standerwick 82, CRN846D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C44Ft bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Newcastle-under-Lyme Depot
253. CRN868D
Ribble bought lowbridge Atlanteans and then tried Albion Lowlanders as Leyland did not offer a true low height version of the Atlantean. This was rectified in 1966 when the drop centre rear axle PDR1/2 was developed and Ribble bought a batch of this model with Alexander bodywork. 1868, CRN868D, is seen in Lancaster in the then new NBC poppy red livery.
Photo taken Wednesday 15 August 1973, Lancaster Bus Station
254. CRN872D
Ribble 1872, CRN872D, a Leyland PDR1/1 with Alexander H41/31F bodywork which had been new in July 1966, rests in Keswick Bus Station before setting off on its return journey to Lancaster via Ambleside and Kendal.
Photo taken March 1976, Keswick Bus Station
255. DRN664D
Ribble 664, DRN664D, a 1966 Leyland Leopard PSU4/4R with Marshall 44 seat body is seen in service with Gent Walker in York. Many of this batch of buses saw further service in the Falkland Islands.
Photo taken January 1990, Leeman Road, York
256. DRN664D
Ribble bought a number of 30 foot Leyland Leopards with Marshall bodywork to overcome union opposition to one man operation of their 36ft long examples. Seen in Skipton in the days when Ribble ran a network of local services in the area is 664, DRN664D.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 January 1972, Skipton Bus Station
257. DRN665D
Ribble bought many Leyland Leopard chassis in both thiry foot and thiry six foot lengths Two of the smaller versions are seen here. Nearest the camera is 665, a 1966 Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R with 44 seat Marshall bodywork originally registered DRN665D it now carries an Isle of Man registration MAN66D as it is normally resident on the island having run for Isle of Man Road Services. Next to 665 is Harrington coach bodied Leyland Leopard L2T 1036, PCK618, of 1961
Photo taken Saturday 28 May 2011, Stagecoach Morecambe Depot
258. DRN668D
RAF in the Isle of Man were operating F807MAN, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/4R built in 1966 with Marshall B44F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1985, Ramsey, Isle of Man
259. KHN729D
Ribble 280, KHN729D, a Bristol MW6G from 1966 with Eastern Coach Works B45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Alston
260. ECK956E
Ribble bought lowheight Leyland Atlanteans in 1967. 1956, ECK956E, is a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2 with Northern Counties bodywork
Photo taken 1977, Chorley Bus Station
261. HRN252G
Ribble bought a number of Bristol RELLs with ECW dual door bodywork to update Carlisle city services; some of these buses also worked in Preston. Seen at Preston bus station is 252, HRN252G, a 1969 Bristol RELL6G with ECW 41 seat dual door body. Alongside is 448, NTC628M, a 1974 Leyland National.
Photo taken 1975, Preston Bus Station
262. HRN260G
Ribble 260, HRN260G, was a Bristol RELL6G with an ECW B41D body dating from 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 25 February 1973, Fleetwood Ferry Terminus
263. HRN959G
Ribble 959, HRN959G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/3R built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F bodywork. Working the X11 to Edinburgh, this weighed in at 8 tons 8 hundredweight and 2 quarters before passengers and luggage.
Photo taken May 1972, Lancaster Bus Station
264. HRN962G
Seen in Morecambe working as an excursion coach this Leyland Leopard with Plaxton bodywork was 962, HRN962G, in the Ribble fleet. It was new in 1969.
Photo taken Wednesday 15 August 1973, Morecambe
265. KCK976H
Former Ribble 976, KCK976H, a 1970 Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R with 38 seat Plaxton bodywork is seen in service with Silcox of Pembroke Dock
Photo taken Sunday 9 August 1992, Tenby
266. KCK997H
A seasonal view, not so common nowadays, of ex Ribble KCK997H , a Leyland Leopard with Plaxton bodywork reduced to tow wagon duties with Allander, Milngavie. Who in their right mind would be out photographing buses in that weather!
Photo taken Sunday 15 January 1984, Allander garage, Milngavie, Dunbartonshire
267. AHL729K
Warley Road formed the north side of Derby Baths and on a rather dull day a glance at the registration, AHL729K, reveals that this is not a "native "Ribble bus (1010) but an ex-West Riding Leyland Leopard with Plaxton bodywork, presumably waiting for school pupils from the baths.
Photo taken Thursday 30 June 1983, Warley Road, Blackpool
268. LRN301J
Ribble were keen users of both long and short Bristol REs before the advent of the Leyland National. Seen here is 301, LRN301J, a 1971 Bristol RESL6L with Marshall bodywork seating 47.
Photo taken Thursday 4 September 1975, Wigan Bus Station
269. LRN319J
Ribble Motor Services Bristol RESL6L with Marshall body, 319, LRN319J, new in 1971
Photo taken 1985, Hawes
270. LRN324J
Silver Service (Woolliscroft), 84 LRN324J, a Bristol RESL6L built in 1971 with Marshall B47F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1986, New Beetwell Street, Chesterfield
271. LRN55J
Another ex-Ribble VR coach which saw later use was LRN55J, seen here as a publicity vehicle for Voluntary Service Overseas at a show in Hyde Park in May 1989.
Photo taken May 1989, London Hyde Park
272. NCK338J
Ribble bought numerous batches of Bristol REs before the advent of the Leyland National. 338, NCK338J, is a 1971 example with standard ECW bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 4 December 2010, Manchester Museum of Transport
273. NCK338J
A rear view of Ribble 338, NCK338J, a 1971 ECW bodied Bristol RESL6L. ECW retained the central emergency door throughout the production run of the service bus body.
Photo taken Sunday 29 May 2011, Main Street Terminus, Heysham Village
274. NCK338J
Skipton bus station often played host to various types of RE when West Yorkshire had a depot there. However this is a Ribble example, 338, NCK338J, a 1971 Bristol RESL6L with ECW bodywork which was visiting Skipton on the occasion of the Aire Vally Running Day.
Photo taken Sunday 13 October 2013, Skipton Bus Station
275. NCK979J
Ribble used a fleet of low height ECW bodied Bristol VRTSL6G to intoduce one man operation with fareboxes to Carlisle town services in 1971. 1979, NCK979J, was the first of the batch.
Photo taken 1991, Skipton Bus Station
276. OCK352K
Ribble 352, OCK352K, a 1971 Bristol RESL6L with ECW body at Burnley bus station
Photo taken 1973, Burnley Bus Station
277. OCK66K
Tyne & Wear PTE 36, OCK66K, a Bristol VRLLH6L built in 1971 with ECW CH42/18Ct bodywork.
Photo taken August 1977, Newcastle Central Station
278. OCK67K
Ribble replaced their famous Gay Hostess Atlanteans with a batch of Bristol VRL/LH6L with impressive ECW double deck coach bodywork. Seen here is OCK67K, a 1971 example, delivered as Standerwick 67.
Photo taken 1976, Byker PTE Depot, Newcastle
279. OCK67K
Ribble were the only buyer of production Bristol VRL chassis. They were fitted with ECW double deck coach bodywork for use on the M6 motorway services. They were very unreliable and Ribble quickly disposed of them.
Photo taken Saturday 1 January 1994, Horsforth, Leeds
280. OCK995K
New as Ribble 1995 in 1972, OCK995K was later sold to Eastern Counties and eventually became an open top vehicle with them. It was used by Guide Friday on the Norwich city tour being withdrawn by them in 1999.
Photo taken Wednesday 18 August 1999, Norwich
281. OCK995K
Former Ribble 1995, OCK995K, has worn many liveries since it entered service in 1972. A more recent one was this Ribble-style livery carried from 2007 until 2010 for the Classic Bus Lancashire service 12 from Lytham to St Annes.
Photo taken Saturday 7 November 2009, Fleetwood
282. RTF561L
RTF561L, Ribble 701, Leyland PSU5/4R with Alexander "M" type C46Ft body built in 1972 was the only "M" type coach purchased new outside the SBG companies. The design was primarily for overnight travel between Scotland and London, but on this day, 701 was pressed into service from Glasgow to Blackpool. Not even a brush stroke of Ribble red to be seen.
Photo taken Saturday 16 August 1975, Killermont Street parking area, Glasgow
283. RTF561L
Ribble, Preston had only one Alexander 'M' style body in the fleet and 701, RTF561L, a Leyland PSU5/4RT with an Alexander C46FT body is seen in the entrance to the Coliseum Bus Station in Blackpool.
Photo taken Monday 5 August 1974, Coliseum Bus Station, Blackpool