SCT '61 Photo Index
Sheffield United Tours
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1. AWJ235
New to Sheffield United Tours in May 1935 this AEC 665 Ranger, AWJ235, had been rebuilt to forward control layout and rebodied with a Harrington C33F body in May 1949 for Sherriff, Gainsborough.
Photo taken Sunday 24 November 1963, Vauxhall Cross, London Kennington
2. RWE231
New in 1954 as Sheffield United 231 with a Duple C41C body, RWE231 was rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body in March 1963 for Eddie Brown, Helperby.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1964, Castle Street, Leeds
3. VWE258
Malta Y-0498, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1956 with Aquilina B41F bodywork from 1973 and operated by Christopher Caruana, Zabbar.
Photo taken 1990s, Bus Station, Valletta, Malta
4. VWE258
Malta EBY498, an AEC Reliance built in 1956 with Aquilina B41F bodywork from 1973.
Photo taken Tuesday 17 May 2011, Valletta, Malta
5. 3281WB
Neath & Cardiff 3281WB, a Burlingham C41C bodied AEC Reliance, new in 1958, was acquired from Sheffield United Tours in November 1966 and was withdrawn in May 1970.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Swansea
6. 3285WB
Sheffield United operated the very first Plaxton Panorama bodied coaches and 285, 3285WB, seen here in Waterdale, Doncaster was an AEC MU3RV Reliance with C41F body, new in February 1958, from the first delivery. It was one of six new that year between January and May (285-290, 3285-3290WB).
Photo taken Sunday 30 July 1967, Waterdale, Doncaster
7. 3286WB
From an official Plaxton photograph, a view of Sheffield United Tours, Sheffield 286, 3286WB, an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance which had the first Panorama body.
Photo taken late 1957/early 1958
8. 6301WE
Sheffield United, Sheffield 301, 6301WE, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
9. 3313W
Sheffield United 313, 3313W, was a rarity for the operator in being a Ford 570E with a Plaxton Consort IV C41F body.
Photo taken Sunday 20 October 1963, Coventry
10. 6308WJ
A rear view of the second styling of the Plaxton Panorama body seen here at Victoria Coach Station on Sheffield United 308, 6308WJ, which was a C40F body on an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance built in March 1960. This shows how the kick up in the side window was used to match the level of the existing style of rear window.
Photo taken Sunday 10 November 1963, London Victoria Coach Station
11. YWA271
Burlingham C37C bodied AEC Reliance 271, YWA271, of Sheffield United Tours outside the garage at Charlotte Road.
Photo taken Saturday 26 October 1963, Charlotte Road Garage, Sheffield
12. 1318WA
1318WA was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance and was number 318 in the fleet of Sheffield United Tours.  It carried a Plaxton Panorama C26F body and is seen on Madeira Driive at Brighton on the occasion of the Seventh British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 23 April 1961, Madeira Drive, Brighton
13. 1322WA
Sheffield United Tours 322, 1322WA, a 1961 AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork in the South Yorkshire Transport Museum at Rotherham.
Photo taken Sunday 9 September 2018, South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Aldwarke, Rotherham
14. 136AWJ
Sheffield United 326, 136AWJ, new in October 1961, was an AEC 4MU3RA Reliance with Plaxton Panorama C44F body with the low backed seats favoured by the operator to give improved visibility for the passengers.
Photo taken Saturday 8 August 1970, Morecambe
15. 335BWB
Dating from 1961, Plaxton C41F coachwork was carried by 335, 335BWB, this Ford Thames 570E of Sheffield United Tours seen at the garage at Charlotte Road.
Photo taken Saturday 26 October 1963, Charlotte Road Garage, Sheffield
16. 332BWB
Sleeping in the summer sun in its final months of service, thus able to avoid imminent NBC reorganisation and white livery is Sheffield United Tours 332, 332BWB, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with very comfortable Plaxton Panorama C44F body new in May 1962.
Photo taken Wednesday 13 June 1973, adjacent to Pond Street Bus Station, Sheffield
17. 336DWJ
Sheffield United 336, 336DWJ, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA built in 1962 with Plaxton Panorama C44F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Westwood, Scarborough
18. 344EWJ
Sheffield United Tours 344, 344EWJ, an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1963 with Plaxton Panorama C48F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Redcar Racecourse
19. AWA346B
Sheffield United 346, AWA346B, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA built in 1964 with Plaxton Panorama C44F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Harrogate Bus Station
20. AWA350B
Sheffield United Tours, Sheffield 350, AWA350B, was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C44F body new in May 1964.
Photo taken February/March 1966
21. AWA350B
Leaving Wembley Stadium is Sheffield United Tours 350, AWA350B, an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Panorama C44F body.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1973, Wembley Stadium
22. EWJ359C
Sheffield United Tours 359, EWJ359C, an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1965 with Plaxton Panorama C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1973, Redcar Racecourse
23. KWE371D
Sheffield United 371, KWE371D, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Bridlington
24. KWE374D
Boot lid fleetname on preserved SUT 374, KWE 374D
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2014, Normanby Hall Country Park, Scunthorpe
25. KWE374D
Sheffield United Tours side fleetname.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2014, Normanby Hall Country Park, Scunthorpe
26. KWE374D
Sheffield United were purely a coach operator and never ran stage services and were one of the first operators to offer continental coach tours. For many years AEC was their chassis of choice. Seen here is 374, KWE374D, a 1966 AEC Reliance with Plaxton Panorama bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 2010, Chatsworth
27. KWE374D
Sheffield United Tours 374, KWE374D, a 1966 AEC Reliance with Plaxton Panorama body. This coach is now preserved.
Photo taken 2004, Meadowhall, Sheffield
28. SWJ393F
Sheffield United Tours 393, SWJ393F, an A E C Reliance 6U3ZR built in 1968 with Plaxton Panorama I C49F bodywork and with an unladen weight of exactly 8 tons.
Photo taken April 1973, Whitby
29. XWJ400G
Sheffield United 400, XWJ400G, an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Fisherman's Square, Redcar
30. DWA408H
Sheffield United Tours 408, DWA408H, an A E C Reliance 6MU3R built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C43F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Bus Station Parking Area, Ripon
31. HWB414J
Sheffield United Tours 414, HWB414J, an A E C Reliance 6U3ZR built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Westwood, Scarborough
32. NWB421K
Sheffield United Tours 421, NWB421K, an A E C Reliance 6U3ZR built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C49F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1973, Station Car Park, Bridlington