SCT '61 Photo Index
St Helens Corporation
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1. BDJ67
Spot the difference! St. Helens 67, BDJ67, differs from RT2688, LYR672, only in the livery, use of the blind boxes and its non London registration. This was one of two batches of RT lookalikes in the St. Helens fleet. This vehicle and others later saw service in Hull, some later went to Harpur Brothers of Heath Hayes and one finished up with Norfolk's of Neyland.
Photo taken Saturday 12 April 2014, London Ash Grove Garage
2. BDJ67
Still active after 65 years, St Helens RT BDJ67, performed at the running day at the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum near Dunfermline.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 2015, Lathalmond, Fife
3. BDJ67
Preserved St. Helens Corporation D67, BDJ67, 1950 AEC Regent 3RT with Park Royal H30/26R body
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1974, Birchley Street, St. Helens
4. BDJ70
Norfolk of Nayland's BDJ70, an ex-St. Helens RT type AEC Regent III with Park Royal H30/26R body, new in 1950 and withdrawn by them in 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Colchester Bus Station
5. BDJ70
Norfolk, Nayland BDJ70 was acquired in January 1963 from St. Helens to whom it was new in 1950 as D70 and was withdrawn in 12/66. Park Royal H30/26R bodywork covered the AEC Regent III chassis and it is seen here near the garage in Nayland.
Photo taken Sunday 14 February 1965, Mill Street, Nayland
6. BDJ329
New as St. Helens 209, BDJ329, an A.E.C. 9821E Regal IV with a Roe B40D body had passed to Creamline, Bordon in April 1965. It was seen at their garage in Bordon.
Photo taken Sunday 2 May 1965, Bordon
7. BDJ79
South Shields 207, BDJ79, a Sunbeam with East Lancs H29/26R body, new to St Helens in 1951 and bought after the St Helens system closed in 1958, blurred by acceleration after turning from Market Place into Chapter Row
Photo taken August 1963, Chapter Row, South Shields
8. BDJ807
St Helens Corporation D7, BDJ807, an AEC Regent III new in 1951 with Park Royal H30/26R body.
Photo taken 1958, Victoria Square, St Helens
9. BDJ807
Harper Brothers of Heath Hayes were a well known independant in South Staffordshire until selling out to Midland Red in 1974. This is BDJ 807, bought from St Helens Corporation and fitted with platform doors, one of their RT type AEC Regent IIIs, seen here in Aldridge, with one of Harper's Fleetlines in the background in 1974.
Photo taken 1974, Aldridge
10. BDJ83
Bradford 795, former St Helens BDJ83, takes the city-bound wires at Bolton Junction. The nearside wires were for depot workings only.
Photo taken 1971, Idle Road/Bolton Road, Bradford
11. BDJ87
Bradford 799, BDJ87, a BUT 9611T / East Lancs trolley built in 1951 and rebuilt by Roe to H35/28R (originally H30/26R) before entering service with Bradford in 1958.
Photo taken August 1968, Little Horton Lane, Bradford
12. BDJ87
St Helens Corporation 387, BDJ87, a 1951 East Lancs bodied BUT 9611T now restored to St Helens livery. This bus also ran for Bradford.
Photo taken Sunday 3 May 2009, Sandtoft Trolley Bus Museum
13. BDJ87
Bradford Corporation 799, BDJ87, a BUT9611T with East Lancs H35/28R body. Originally new to St Helens Corporation in 1951, sold to Bradford in 1958 and rebuilt by Roe to H35/28R from H30/26R before entering service.
Photo taken Thursday 5 August 1965, Nelson Street, Bradford
14. BDJ89
Bradford 801, BDJ89, was a BUT9611T which was new to St Helen's Corporation in January 1951 as their 189 although it was later renumbered 389. It carried an East Lancs H35/28R body.
Photo taken c.1969, Clayton Terminus, Bradford
15. BDJ89
Bradford trolley 801, BDJ89, a BUT 9611T with East Lancs body, new to St Helens in 1951 and bought by Bradford in 1958. Rebuilt by Roe to H35/28R before entering service.
Photo taken January 1969, Bolton Road, by BCT Offices, Bradford
16. BDJ819
Hull 136, BDJ819, was new in 1952 to St. Helens as number D19. The AEC Regent III carrying standard London style Park Royal H30/26R bodywork was acquired in 4/62 along with eighteen other similar vehicles.
Photo taken Saturday 31 August 1963, Collier Street, Hull
17. BDJ825
Seen outside Paragon Railway Station is Hull Corporation Transport No 139, BDJ825 unloading passengers in Collier Street, Hull prior to entering the bus station to reload. No 139 was an RT type originally owned by St Helens Corporation and purchased by Hull in 1962 as part of the trolley bus replacement programme.
Photo taken Tuesday 6 August 1963, Collier Street, Hull
18. CDJ880
Only nine Leyland PD2/9s were built, all to the order of St. Helens. Fitted with Davies H30/26R bodies they carried fleet numbers E74 to E82, CDJ 719-722, 878-882 and were new in 1954. Seen here in St. Helens is E80, CDJ880.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 August 1963, St. Helens
19. EDJ505
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, EDJ505, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 built in 1955 with East Lancs H33/28R bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, Byers Green Depot
20. EDJ507
St. Helens Corporation on EDJ507
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1965
21. GDJ434
St. Helens Corporation 134, GDJ434, AEC Regent V with Weymann body, new in 1957.
Photo taken c.1973, Hall Street Garage, St. Helens
22. GDJ435
Preserved St. Helens Corporation 135, GDJ435, AEC Regent V with Weymann body, one of a batch of six new in 1957
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1974, Birchley Street, St. Helens
23. HDJ753
St Helens Corporation AEC Regent V 153, HDJ753, new 1958 with bodywork by MCW
Photo taken 1995, Halifax Bus Rally
24. HDJ761
Former St. Helens Corporation J161, HDJ761, AEC Regent V with East Lancs H33/28R body, new in December 1958, seen with Merseyside Coachways.
Photo taken Summer 1972, Liverpool
25. KDJ999
St Helens Corporation Transport AEC Regent V with East Lancs body, fleet No K199, KDJ999, was the only front loader operated by this municipal, the bus was commonly known as Big Berther.
Photo taken 1971, Jackson Street Garage, St Helens
26. PDJ816
Rear view of ex St. Helens 16, PDJ816, Leyland PD2A/30 with Metro-Cammell H36/28R body new in 1962
Photo taken 1974/75, Wigan Bus Station
27. ODJ941
St. Helens Corporation: On the left, 1 (ODJ941) an AEC Regent V 2D3RA with Metro-Cammell H36/28R body, new in 1961. On the right, 51 (MDJ851E) a Leyland Titan PD2A/27 with East Lancashire H33/28R body, new in 1967.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1970, Jackson Street Garage, St Helens
28. PDJ813
St. Helens Corporation L13, PDJ813, a Leyland Titan PD2A/30 with Metro Cammell H36/28R body, new in 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1970, Jackson Street Garage, St Helens
29. PDJ814
St Helens Corporation Transport 14, PDJ814, Leyland PD2 with Metro-Cammell-Weymann body, new in 1962.
Photo taken 1972, Jackson Street Garage, St Helens
30. RDJ727
St Helens Corporation L27, RDJ727, a Leyland PD2A/30 of 1962 with East Lancs H36/28R body
Photo taken 1964, Jackson Street Garage, St Helens
31. RDJ727
St. Helens Corporation 27, RDJ727, a Leyland PD2/30 with East Lancs H36/28R body, new in June 1962
Photo taken c. 1971, Church Road, Haydock
32. RDJ729
St. Helens Corporation 29, RDJ729, Leyland PD2A/30 with East Lancs H36/28R body, went to Canada after withdrawal from service but has recently returned. This shot was taken on the train in Vancouver ready for transport to Montreal for shipping back to the UK.
Photo taken Vancouver, Canada
33. RDJ729
Rear view of St. Helens Corporation 29, RDJ729, Leyland PD2A/30 with East Lancs H36/28R body, new in June 1962.
Photo taken c.1974, Hall Street Garage, St. Helens
34. SDJ359
St. Helens 39, SDJ359, an AEC Regent V 2D3RV with Metro Cammell H36/28R body, new as L39 in 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1970, St. Helens
35. TDJ212
St Helens Corporation Transport Marshall bodied AEC Reliance 212, TDJ212, new in April 1963.
Photo taken August 1968, Rainhill Stoops
36. DDJ214C
St Helens Corporation 214, DDJ214C, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1965 with Marshall B45F body
Photo taken 1965, Jackson Street Garage, St Helens
37. FDJ342C
St Helens L42, FDJ342C, a Leyland PD2A/30 with East Lancs H36/28R body built in 1965
Photo taken 1965, Jackson Street Garage, St. Helens
38. FDJ343C
St. Helens Corporation 43, FDJ343C, a Leyland PD2A/30 with East Lancs H36/28R body, new in October 1965
Photo taken c. 1970, Victoria Square, St.Helens
39. MDJ553E
St Helens last double deckers were bought in 1967. 53, MDJ553E, a Leyland Titan PD2A/27 with East Lancs bodywork is seen at the undertakings Jackson Street depot wearing Merseyside PTE colours.
Photo taken Tuesday 25 September 1979, Jackson Street Garage, St. Helens
40. MDJ554E
St Helens bought their last double deckers in 1967. 54, MDJ554E, is a Leyland Titan PD2A/27 with East Lancs body, one of five PD2s bought that year.
Photo taken 1997, off Charlestown Road, Halifax
41. MDJ554E
Preserved St Helens 54, MDJ554E, a Leyland Titan PD2A/27 with East Lancs body, one of five PD2s bought in 1967.
Photo taken Sunday 18 March 2012, North West Museum of Road Transpor, St. Helens
42. MDJ851E
St. Helens Corporation: On the left, 1 (ODJ941) an AEC Regent V 2D3RA with Metro-Cammell H36/28R body, new in 1961. On the right, 51 (MDJ851E) a Leyland Titan PD2A/27 with East Lancashire H33/28R body, new in 1967.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1970, Jackson Street Garage, St Helens
43. MDJ917E
St Helens Corporation Transport AEC Regent V 57, MDJ917E, one of the last batch of three new in July 1967.
Photo taken 1969, Baldwin Street, St. Helens
44. TDJ225G
St Helens switched to AEC Swifts at the end of the nineteen sixties. Seen in PTE days wearing their verona green and cream is 225, TDJ225G, a Marshall bodied example dating from 1968.
Photo taken Tuesday 25 September 1979, Jackson Street Garage, St Helens
45. EDJ248J
Former St Helens Corporation 248, EDJ248J, an AEC Swift with Marshall B44D body, new in May 1971.
Photo taken Sunday 5 April 2009, Wisley Aerodrome
46. EDJ248J
The second "surprise vehicle" at the Ensignbus vintage running day was St. Helens single decker 248 EDJ248J, which worked the X86 during the afternoon and is seen here at Brentwood High Street. This is understood to have been disposed of by its preservationist owner and is now part of the Ensign sales stock, but can be used by the vintage fleet if required.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 2014, High Street, Brentwood
47. JDJ260K
St Helens standard bus from the late sixties until absorbtion into Merseyside PTE was the AEC Swift with dual entrance Marshall body. 260, JDJ260K, dates from 1972.
Photo taken 1998, Piece Hall, Halifax
48. PDJ275L
St Helens Corporation Transport Marshall bodied AEC Swift 275, PDJ275L, new in March 1973.
Photo taken Duke Street, St. Helens