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, Ash Grove Garage, London
2. 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
3. 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Norfolk of Nayland's BDJ70, an ex-St. Helens RT type AEC Regent III with Park Royal H30/26R body, new in 1950 and withdrawn by them in 1962.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
4. 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Norfolk, Nayland BDJ70 was acquired in January 1963 from St. Helens to whom it was new in 1950 as D70 and was withdrawn in 12/66.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
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
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. 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, Bolton Junction
10. 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
11. 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
12. 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, Bradford
13. 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, Bradford Bolton Road by Transport Offices
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, The Avenue
15. 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, Hull
16. 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
17. 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, Co. Durham
18. EDJ507
St. Helens Corporation on EDJ507
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1965
19. GDJ434
St. Helens Corporation 134, GDJ434, AEC Regent V with Weymann body, new in 1957.
Photo taken c.1973, Hall Street, St. Helens
20. 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
21. HDJ753
St Helens Corporation AEC Regent V 153, HDJ753, new 1958 with bodywork by MCW
Photo taken 1995, Halifax Bus Rally
22. 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 City centre
23. 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, St. Helens
24. 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
25. 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, St. Helens Depot
26. 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, St. Helens Jackson Street Depot
27. PDJ814
St Helens Corporation Transport 14, PDJ814, Leyland PD2 with Metro-Cammell-Weymann body, new in 1962.
Photo taken 1972, Jackson Street Bus Depot
28. 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
29. 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
30. 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 Depot
31. 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
32. 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
33. TDJ212
St Helens Corporation Transport Marshall bodied AEC Reliance 212, TDJ212, new in April 1963.
Photo taken August 1968, Rainhill Stoops
34. DDJ214C
St Helens Corporation 214, DDJ214C, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1965 with Marshall B45F body
Photo taken 1965, Jackson Street Depot, St Helens
35. 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
36. 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
37. 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, St Helens Jackson Street depot
38. 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 Western Museum of Road Transport
39. 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, Halifax
40. 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, St. Helens Depot
41. 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 St, St Helens
42. 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, St Helens Jackson Street Depot
43. EDJ248J
Former St Helens Corporation 248, EDJ248J, an AEC Swift with Marshall B44D body, new in May 1971.
Photo taken Sunday 5 April 2009, Cobham Bus Museum Event, Wisley Aerodrome
44. 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, Brentwood High Street
45. 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, Halifax
46. PDJ275L
St Helens Corporation Transport Marshall bodied AEC Swift 275, PDJ275L, new in March 1973.
Photo taken Duke Street, St Helens