SCT '61 Photo Index
Southport Corporation
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1. FFY401
Southport Corporation owned FFY401, an all Leyland Titan PD2/3 dating from 1947. This was part of a batch of 12, the first PD2/3s to be delivered - there is a photo of FFY401 being tilt tested at the Leyland works in Doug Jack's book The Leyland Bus.
Photo taken August 1980, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate
2. FFY401
This photograph was prompted by John Stringer's photograph of West Yorkshire PTE 3262 in service in almost exactly the same location.
Photo taken Sunday 30 November 2008, Old Station Road, Luddenden Foot
3. FFY401
Two rare moments in one scene. First, where the police have closed major roads from Wilmslow Railway Station to Albert Square, Manchester, to allow this Southport open top Leyland Titan PD2/3, O30/26R, 184, FFY401, new in 1947 to travel along the A34 (Kingsway) through Gatley, painted in Southport cream with red.
Photo taken Sunday 27 April 1969, Junction of Gatley Road and Kingsway in Gatley, Cheadle, Cheshire
4. FFY402
FFY402 is Southport Corporation Leyland Titan PD2/3, with Leyland engine and Leyland 56 seats (converted to open top 1962). It was one of 12 delivered in 1947 and is a very early example of the PD2 model, indeed the batch was the first to 8 feet width.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 2017, Wythall Transport Museum
5. FFY403
Ex-Southport open top Leyland bodied PD2 FFY403 has been working on a sightseeing tour of the Torbay area and is seen here at its loading point in the centre of Torquay on 13th September. It was new with fleet number 86 in 1947 and converted to open-top in 1962 and renumbered 186 in 1973.
Photo taken Friday 13 September 2013, Cary Parade/Strand, Torquay
6. FFY403
Merseyside PTE (Southport Division) 186 and 187 (FFY403 and FFY404), Leyland Titan PD2/3's with Leyland bodies, originally new in 1947 as H30/26R to Southport Corporation as 86 and 87, they were converted to O30/26R in 1962, renumbered in 1973 and passed to the MPTE in 1974.
Photo taken Sunday 18 August 1974, Southport
7. FFY404
Merseyside PTE (Southport District) 187, FFY404, a Leyland Titan PD2/3 with Leyland O30/26R body. New to Southport Corporation in 1947 as its 87, it was converted to open-top in 1962, and renumbered 187 in 1973, before the Corporation was swallowed up by the MPTE in April 1974. Thankfully it has survived and is nowadays part of the North West Museum of Transport's collection at St. Helens.
Photo taken Sunday 18 August 1974, Marine Drive, Southport
8. FFY406
A line up in Southport's garage with the right hand open topper 89, FFY406, a Leyland PD2/3 with Leyland H56R body built 1947.
Photo taken 1963/64, Southport Garage
9. CRN990
A rear view of Merseyside PTE (Southport Division) 10, CRN990, a Leyland Tiger PS2/5 originally new in 1950 with Burlingham B35F body as Ribble 2790 (renumbered 240 in 1951).
Photo taken Sunday 18 August 1974, Southport
10. CRN990
Southport Corporation 10, CRN990, a Leyland Tiger PS2/5 with Burlingham body, new to Ribble MS (2790) in 1950 as B35F, renumbered 240 in 1951, sold to Southport in 1963 who rebuilt it as OB35F.
Photo taken early 1969, Southport CT Depot
11. 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
12. GFY396
Bedlington & District, Ashington GFY396 was an all-Leyland Titan PD2/3 H30/26R new in May 1950.
Photo taken Tuesday 20 February 1968, North Seaton Colliery
13. GFY406
Former Southport 106, GFY406, Leyland PD2/3 with Leyland H30/26R body, new in 1950
Photo taken Sunday 5 April 2009, Wisley Aerodrome
14. GFY406
Former Southport 106, GFY406, a Leyland PD2/3 with Leyland H30/26R body, new in 1950
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2011, Alton
15. GFY406
Profile shot of Southport 106, GFY406, a Leyland PD2/3 with Leyland H30/26R body, new in 1950
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2011, Alton
16. GFY406
Rear view of Southport 106, GFY406, a Leyland PD2/3 with Leyland H30/26R body, new in 1950
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2011, Alton
17. GFY410
Southport Corporation 110, GFY410, a Leyland Titan PD2/3 with Leyland 'Farington' H30/26R body, new in 1950.
Photo taken early 1969, Southport CT Depot
18. GWM816
Southport Corporation 116, GWM816, a 1951 Crossley SD42/7 with a Crossley B32F body at Brough during the 2014 Brough & Kirkby Stephen Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 19 April 2014, Brough
19. HFY725
Seen in Lord Street is Southport Corporation 25, HFY725, which was a Leyland PD2/12 with a Weymann H35/26R body.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 1972, Lord Street, Southport
20. HFY726
Southport Corporation 26, HFY726, was a Leyland PD2/12 with a Weymann H35/26R body.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 1972, London Square, Southport
21. LFY32
Southport Corporation 32, LFY32, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 with Weymann H32/28R body, new in 1956.
Photo taken Early 1969, Southport CT Depot
22. MWM40
Southport Corporation 40, MWM40, seen in Lord Street, was a Leyland PD2/20 with a Weymann H32/28R body.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 1972, Lord Street, Southport
23. UWM44
Southport Corporation 44, UWM44, was a Leyland PD2/40 with a Weymann H37/27F body and was seen in Lord Street.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 1972, Lord Street, Southport
24. WFY49
Southport Corporation 49, WFY49, a Leyland Titan PD2/40 with Weymann H37/27F body, new 1962.
Photo taken 1969, Southport Corporation Depot
25.
The Southport crest on former Corporation 54, CWM154C, a Leyland Titan PD2/40 with MCW bodywork converted to open top.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 2015
26. CWM151C
Southport made the switch to rear engined chassis quite late in its existence. The 1965 deliveries included this Leyland Titan PD2/40 with Weymann bodywork. It has an angled cab window for use as a one person operated bus. When new it was 51, CWM151C, in the Southport fleet. In later years it was converted to open top in which guise it is seen here.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 2015, Harrogate Trans-Pennine Rally
27. CWM153C
Southport Corporation 53, CWM153C, was a Leyland PD2/40 with a Weymann H37/27F body and is seen in Lord Street.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 1972, Lord Street, Southport
28. CWM154C
Southport remained loyal to the Leyland Titan until the late 1960s. New in 1965 as 54 CWM154C was this Leyland Titan PD2/40 with front entrance Weymann bodywork. It was adapted for one man operation in the late sixties/early seventies.
Photo taken Sunday 13 August 1995, Greenhead Park, Huddersfield
29. CWM154C
The late 1970s saw me chairing a local 18 plus group and attending national conferences. In 1979 the conference and dance were held in Southport and their 18 plus group hired open top CWM154C Leyland "thingy" to take Miss 18 plus around the town.
Photo taken March 1979, Southport
30. GFY55E
Former Southport 55, GFY55E, a Leyland PD2/40 with Met.Cam. 64 seat body, with Merseyside PTE which, I believe, allowed the Southport fleet to retain the traditional livery for a while.
Photo taken Saturday 15 March 1975, Chapel Street, Southport
31. HWM60F
Southport Corporation 60, HWM60F, a Leyland Panther PSUR1A/1 with MCW B45D body, new in 1968.
Photo taken early 1969, Southport CT Depot
32. JWM65F
Southport Corporation 65, JWM65F, was a Leyland PSUR1A/1R Panther with an MCW B45D body and is seen in Lord Street.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 1972, Lord Street, Southport
33. JWM68F
Southport bought their first rear engined chassis in 1968, Leyland Panther PSUR1A/1s with MCW bodywork. 68, JWM68F, is seen in Merseyside PTE livery. Southport became part of the PTE in 1974 following local government re-organisation
Photo taken 1975, Chapel Street, Southport
34. PFY72J
Merseyside PTE 72, PFY72J, a Leyland Panther PSUR1B/1R built in 1971 with Marshall B43D bodywork.
Photo taken May 1974, Eastbank Street, Southport
35. PFY74J
Southport Corporation 74, PFY74J, was a Leyland PSUR1A/1R Panther with a Marshall B45D body.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 1972, London Square, Southport
36. RWM78K
Southport Corporation 78, RWM78K, seen in Lord Street, was a Leyland PSUR1A/1R Panther with a Marshall B43D body.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 1972, Lord Street, Southport
37.
Mention was made of the Southport Pier tram closing. Here it is running in October 2014 giving the impression of operating for many years to come! The pier had been renovated and was in a fine condition.
Photo taken Thursday 23 October 2014, Southport Pier