SCT '61 Photo Index
Swindon Corporation
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1. DHR192
Swindon 51, DHR192, has surprisingly not hitherto featured on the site. Retained as part of the British Transport Collection it is an excellent example of the standard utility Guy, being an Arab II (5LW) with a Weymann body. It is climbing up to Chesterfield's depot at Stonegravels Road on 4th July 1982 to attend the Chesterfield Centenary Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 4 July 1982, Chesterfield
2. KHR782
Rare bird Swindon Corporation 82, KHR782, was the second of four Daimler Freeline D650HS with Park Royal B34C body new in January 1954, though delivered the previous month.
Photo taken Saturday 12 September 1970, Corporation Street Depot, Swindon
3. PMR100
Identifiable in a line-up of similar is Swindon Corporation 100, PMR100, the third of ten Daimler CVG6s with Park Royal H33/28R bodies new in August 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 12 September 1970, Corporation Street Depot, Swindon
4. UMR112
Preserved ex-Swindon 112, UMR112, a Daimler CVD6/CVG6 with Weymann H64R body, new in 1960 and in service with them until 1981. It had its original Daimler engine replaced by a Gardiner engine in 1972.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Alton
5. UMR112
Swindon Coat of Arms on preserved Daimler 112, UMR112.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2014, Anstey Park, Alton
6. UMR112
Rear view of ex-Swindon Daimler 112, UMR112.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Alton
7. XMW124
Thamesdown 124, XMW124, a Daimler CVG6 with Roe H37/28R body, new to Swindon in 1961
Photo taken late 1970s, Fleming Way, Swindon
8. 126AHR
Thamesdown 126, 126AHR, a Leyland PD2A/24 with Weymann H37/28R body, new to Swindon in 1962
Photo taken late 1970s, Fleming Way, Swindon
9. 126AHR
Thamesdown 126, 126AHR, was one of five relatively-rare Leyland Titan PD2A/24s (with pneumo-cyclic gearboxes) new to Swindon Corporation in 1963. It features the Orion body in its most unlovely form, its only saving grace in this case being the four-bay construction. This one was built by Weymann.
Photo taken Thamesdown Depot
10. 133CMR
Orpington & District 133CMR, an AEC Reliance 2MU2RA with Willowbrook B41D body new to Swindon Corporation
Photo taken Mortimer Road, Orpington
11. 134CMR
Swindon 134, 134CMR, featured in an AEC publicity photograph and seemed to continue to like attention, being sold after withdrawal for use as a caravan, the owner keeping the Swindon livery which it retained to the end. It was an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with a Willowbrook B41D body and is seen here in March 1978 far from home in Greenfield, near Oldham, with a GMT Standard in the background.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1978, Manchester Road, Greenfield, near Oldham
12. AMR135B
Swindon 135, AMR135B, unlike sister 134, survived to receive Thamesdown livery and is seen at the depot in company with 141, JMW541F, an unusual Pennine-bodied Leyland Leopard.
Photo taken Thamesdown Transport Depot, Barnfield Road, Swindon
13. JAM145E
Thamesdown Transport, or Swindon Corporation, retains a couple of old vehicles for special events and promotions. 145, JAM145E, is a 1967 Daimler CVG6 with Northern Counties H40/30F bodywork one of a trio (144-146) that were amongst the last front entrance half cab Daimlers built for the UK.
Photo taken Wednesday 11 November 2009, Thamesdown Transport Depot, Barnfield Road, Swindon
14. JAM145E
Thamesdown 145, JAM145E, a Daimler CVG6 with NCME H40/30F body, one of three new to Swindon in June 1967.
15. JMW170P
The ECW-bodied RE was a classic. Which was the last is hard to determine as it depends on the criterion but what is certain is that Thamesdown's batch of five (166-170) were the only ECW ones with P-suffix registrations (there were others with East Lancs bodies). So, although they are a bit modern for this site, they are historic buses which bring the long line of this classic combination to an end. The last two of the batch, 169 and 170, JMW169P and JMW170P, are seen in the attractive Thamesdown livery on Fleming Way, Swindon.
Photo taken Fleming Way, Swindon
16. KMW176P
Thamesdown 176, KMW176P, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with ECW H43/31F body new in early 1976.
Photo taken late 1970s, Fleming Way, Swindon