SCT '61 Photo Index
Southend Corporation
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Another photo from the English Electric collection, this time of Southend Corporation tram 57, one of a batch of six 70 seaters built by English Electric and delivered in May 1924.
Photo taken Corporation Tram Depot, London Road, Southend
2. JN61
Southend trolleybus 111, JN61, at the English Electric works in Preston.
Photo taken 1930, Preston
3. JN822
Bodybuilder's pre-delivery photo of Southend Corporation 152, JN822, one of a batch of seven AEC Regals with English Electric B30D bodies, new in March 1931, although they didn't enter service until the following year.
Photo taken early 1931
4. JN823
Veteran Southend AEC Regal 203, JN823, looking in sad condition in a corner of the works after withdrawal from service
Photo taken c. 1967, Tunbridge Road Works, Southend
5. JN823
A second view of Southend 203, JN823, parked in the garage with one of the rebodied wartime Daimlers, 230-235, behind.
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 1964, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
6. JN823
A slightly blurred shot of Southend 203, JN823, an AEC Regal built in 1931, which ended its long life on learner driver duties.
Photo taken April 1963, Thorpe Esplanade, Thorpe Bay, Southend
7. JN823
AEC Regal/English Electric single deckers 203 (front, JN823) and 204 (back, JN824) at the Corporation depot, probably in 1951. Survivors of a batch of seven vehicles delivered in 1930, in their later years these two led a fairly quiet existence. Their normal use was on school contracts and they spent much of the time parked where they are in this photo.
Photo taken c.1951, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
8. JN824
A rear shot of Southend single deckers 203 (front, JN823) and 204 (back, JN824) parked at the back of the Corporation yard on 13th February 1955, 204 nearer the camera. They were probably withdrawn awaiting the complete rebuilding which was to be carried out in 1955/6.
Photo taken Sunday 13 February 1955, Corporation yard, Southend
9. JN824
Southend veteran Regals 204, JN824 followed by 203, JN823.
Photo taken c. 1960, Broadway Market, Victoria Circus, Southend
10. JN825
Southend Regal 205, JN825, in Warrior Square. From the blinds it appears to be on the Warrior Square-Southchuch service which ran between January 1942 (when the trams ceased east of Southchurch Avenue) and April 1942 (when the last trams were withdrawn). Presence of wartime white paint on wings and masked headlights also confirms that photo taken during the war.
Photo taken 1942, Warrior Square, Southend
11. UG1030
Southend 248, UG1030, was an AEC Regent with Roe H30/26R body, new to Leeds in 1932 (fleet number 43) and bought second hand by Southend in 1946.
Photo taken Southend
12. UG1030
Four of the second-hand AEC Regents brought in the 1940s, parked in the Corporation yard ready for disposal, probably in 1952. They are 248, 250 (ex-Leeds UG1030/UG1033), 246 (ex-Nottingham TV6747) and 249 (ex-Leeds UG1032).
Photo taken c.1952, Corporation yard, Southend
13. VN9434
Southend ex-Teesside single decker 139, VN9434, on 20th December 1954 dumped in a yard in North Road after withdrawal. It appears to have lost its trolley poles, seats and one back wheel!
Photo taken Monday 20 December 1954, North Road, Southend
14. VN9436
Southend Corporation trolleybuses 141/142, VN9436/7, photographed in May 1951. They were Leyland TB3's with Massey B32R bodies, new to Tees-side in 1936 and acquired by Southend in 1945.
Photo taken May 1951
15. JN9527
Southend Corporation 207, JN9527, the first numerically of four AEC Regents with English Electric L27/26R bodies, new in September 1937. It lasted until 1956 when it was sold for scrap.
Photo taken c 1954-6, near The Kings Head, Southend
16. JN9529
Southend 1937 AEC/English Electric double decker 209, JN9529, heads east along London Road on a 28 Western Circular in April 1957.
Photo taken April 1957, London Road, Southend
17. AHJ831
Southend 1938 AEC Weymann double decker 211, AHJ831, stands in Priory Crescent outside the Ekco works on route 69 for Chalkwell Schools.
Photo taken Priory Crescent, Southend
18. AHJ833
Southend 213, AHJ833, one of seven AEC Regent with Weymann L27/26R bodies, new in 1938.
Photo taken c. 1955-7, Bradley Street, Southend
19. AHJ833
Southend 1938 AEC/Weymann double decker 213, AHJ833, stands in London Road at Victoria Circus on a 25a for Thorpe Bay Corner on 20th April 1956.
Photo taken Friday 20 April 1956, London Road, Victoria Circus, Southend
20. BDA365
Southend ex-Wolverhampton 145, BDA365, parked in the Corporation Yard in November 1954 after closure of the system. It appears to have had its trolley poles removed for some reason.
Photo taken Sunday 28 November 1954, Corporation yard, Southend
21. BDA366
Southend Corporation trolleybus 146, BDA366, a Sunbeam MF2 with Park Royal H29/25R body, new to Wolverhampton in 1938 and acquired by Southend in April 1950.
Photo taken May 1951
22. BDA367
A rather care worn Southend ex-Wolverhampton 147, BDA367, on a Western Circular in Fairfax Drive outside the Westcliff Depot.
Photo taken Saturday 9 October 1954, Fairfax Drive, Southend
23. BHJ195
The archetypal Southend trolleybus/bus shot - many photos must have been taken in this location. 1939 AEC/Strachan double decker 125, BHJ195, stands outside Victoria railway station while working a Western Circular on 26th September 1954.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 1954, Victoria Circus, Southend
24. BHJ197
A rear view of 1939 AEC/Strachan double decker 127, BHJ197, heading out of Southend and picking up at the stop outside the Golden Lion, Prittlewell.
Photo taken The Golden Lion, Prittlewell, Southend
25. BHJ197
Southend 1939 AEC/Strachans double decker 127, BHJ197, on the Western Circular.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 1954, Victoria Circus, Southend
26. BHJ198
Southend's last trolleybus, 1939 AEC/Strachan 128, BHJ198, stands in London Road at Victoria Circus on 28th October 1954 after its last run. The crew and passengers pose in front of the vehicle for the photographers while PD2 281, which is to take over its duty, waits behind.
Photo taken Thursday 28 October 1954, London Road, Victoria Circus, Southend
27. BHJ199
Southend 1939 AEC/Strachan double decker 129, BHJ199, on a Western Circular in Fairfax Drive, outside the Westcliff Depot, on 2nd October 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 2 October 1954, Fairfax Drive, Southend
28. BHJ199
1939 AEC/Strachan double decker 129, BHJ199, heads into Southend with a Western Circular on 23rd October 1954 and stands at the stop on the Southend side of the Blue Boar junction.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1954, Victoria Avenue, Prittlewell, Southend
29. DHJ514
Southend Dodge DHJ514, number 3 in the fleet with on the right number 1, CJN786 which was later converted to open top
Photo taken SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
30. BHJ742
Southend Daimler 218, BHJ742, numerically the first of 18 new Daimler CWA6's delivered between 1943 and 1946 with a Duple utility body. This photograph was taken post-coordination, sometime between 1955 and 1958 when 218 was withdrawn.
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
31. BHJ743
Southend 219, BHJ743
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
32. FOP340
Southend 247, FOP340
Photo taken Thursday 8 August 1963, East Beach, Shoeburyness
33. FOP340
Southend 247, FOP340, as originally converted to open-top
Photo taken SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
34. FOP340
Southend 247, FOP340
Photo taken Sunday 12 September 1965, Shoebury Common, Southend
35. FOP340
Southend open topper 247, FOP340, a Daimler CWA6, new to Birmingham as a CWG5 in 1943, bought by Southend in 1955 and converted to open top the following year.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Kursaal, Southend
36. FOP417
A surprise acquisition by Southend in 1955 was a batch of seven utility bodied Daimlers from Eastern National. These had come from the Canvey and Benfleet fleets in 1951 and all but one had originated with Birmingham Corporation. The six which entered service took the numbers 242-7, previously used by the second hand AECs of the early 1950s. All but one were later converted to open top and had long lives in this form (one, 244, survives today at the Castle Point Transport Museum). The only one not so converted, 243, FOP417, is on the Western Circular, by now route 29, in Fairfax Drive on 21st April 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 21 April 1956, Fairfax Drive, Southend
37. FOP429
Southend 244, FOP429, new in 1945, with Birmingham Corporation, then acquired by Canvey & District in 1949, passed to Westcliff-on-Sea and in turn to Eastern National as the various undertakings were taken over. Bought by SCT in 1955 and converted to open-top in 1956, it continued in service until 1970.
Photo taken Sunday 10 October 1999, Canvey Island
38. FOP429
Another interior view of Southend 244, FOP429, looking towards the rear entrance.
Photo taken Sunday 10 October 1999, Canvey Island
39. FOP429
Southend 244, FOP429, upstairs and its waterproof, but uncomfortable, wooden seats
Photo taken Sunday 10 October 1999, Canvey Island
40. FOP429
Interior view of Southend 244, FOP429.
Photo taken Sunday 10 October 1999, Canvey Island
41. FOP452
Southend open topper 245, FOP452, a Daimler CWA6 new to Birmingham during the war and passing via Benfleet & District, Westcliff and Eastern National to Southend in 1955 who converted it to open top the following year.
Photo taken Saturday 11 September 1965, Ness Road, Shoebury Common, Southend
42. FOP452
Southend 245, FOP 452, started life with Birmingham City Transport 1452 and came via Benfleet and District and later Westcliff-on-Sea Motor Services 1204 to SCT. Its Duple body was converted to open top and it is seen here at the Kursaal, Southend on route 68.
Photo taken Saturday 5 September 1970, Kursaal, Southend
43. GLX913
Southend 263, GLX913, was withdrawn in June 1962 and transferred to the Southend on Sea County Borough Constabulary, fitted with platform doors and converted as a mobile road safety exhibition unit (visiting schools, etc). Passed to Essex Police in April 1969 and sold in 1974 for preservation.
Photo taken Sunday 10 October 1999, Canvey Island
44. GLX913
Ex-London Transport and Southend Daimler GLX913, seen here restored to Southend Corporation colours although I'm not so sure that the four line intermediate destination blind is genuine.
Photo taken late 1990s, North Weald
45. GYE60
The body of LT D71, GYE60, on the Southend Corporation dump at Shoebury on 9th October 1954. This was at that time also location of many withdrawn trolleybuses. The chassis of this vehicle was rebodied to become Southend 270.
Photo taken Saturday 9 October 1954, SCT dump, Shoebury, Southend
46. HGF905
A rear view of another of the Southend ex-LT Daimlers, 275, HGF905, at Priory Park on 24th June 1955.
Photo taken Friday 24 June 1955, Priory Park, Southend
47. HGF923
Daimler/Massey 267, HGF923, one of the ex-LT vehicles purchased by Southend and rebodied, at the Wilson Road terminus of route 9 on 1st October 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 1 October 1955, Wilson Road, Southend
48. BHJ773
Southend 224, BHJ773
Photo taken c 1955, Victoria Station, Southend
49. BHJ773
A rear view of utility bodied Daimler 224, BHJ773, inside the Southend Corporation depot on 9th February 1957. Judging by the fact that it has lost its destination blinds and has various bits and pieces on the platform it might well have been withdrawn.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1957, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
50. FOP452
Southend open topper 245, FOP452, a Daimler CWA6 new to Birmingham in 1944, bought by Southend in 1955 and converted to open top the following year.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Kursaal, Southend
51. GYE100
Southend Corporation 274, GYE100, another ex-London Transport Daimler CWA6, bought by Southend in 1954 and rebodied by Massey
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Broadway Market, Victoria Circus, Southend
52. GYE60
Southend Corporation 270, GYE60, an ex-London Transport Daimler CWA6, bought by Southend in 1954 and rebodied by Massey, on another group of routes that terminated in Broadway Market, those that ran east of Southend to villages like Great Wakering.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Broadway Market, Victoria Circus, Southend
53. JVW561
Southend open topper 246, JVW561, a Daimler CWA6 new to Benfleet and District in 1944, bought by Southend in 1955 and converted to open top the following year.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Kursaal, Southend
54. JVW561
Southend 246, JVW561, a Daimler CWA6 with Duple H30/26R body was new to Benfleet and District in 1944, passed to Westcliff in March 1951 when they took over Benfleet and District and then passed in turn to Eastern National in January 1955 when they absorbed Westcliff.
It was bought by Southend in 1955 and was rebuilt as an open-topper the following year.
Photo taken London Road, Victoria Circus, Southend
55. JVW561
Southend 246, JVW561, after conversion to open-topper. It is seen here as originally converted - in 1963 the 5 open-toppers were modified with a raised wind shield at the front upstairs and new windows downstairs.
56. JVW561
Two Southend Daimler open-toppers with 246, JVW561 in the lead. In the background is ex-LT Daimler 270 in use as a store and for static conductor training.
Photo taken 1970, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
57. JVW561
Southend 246, JVW561
Photo taken Sunday 19 September 1965, Shoebury Common, Southend
58.
Three graceful old ladies enjoy the afternoon sunshine during their last summer in Southend, being replaced the following year by newly converted lowbridge Massey bodied PD3's. Southend bought six Daimler CWA6 utility bodied buses, five of which originated with Birmingham City Transport, for the sea-front services 67 and 68.
Photo taken Summer 1970, SCT London Road Garage
59. BHJ777
Southend utility bodied Daimler 228, BHJ777, turns out of Fairfax Drive to climb Prittlewell Hill towards Southend and the Eastern Circular on route 29 on 8th February 1957.
Photo taken Friday 8 February 1957, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
60. BHJ777
A scrapyard view of Southend 228, BHJ777, a Daimler CW with Brush utility body
61. BHJ804
Southend rebodied Daimler 230, BHJ804, returning to Southend from Foulness on route 18
Photo taken May 1962, Bournes Green, Southend
62. BHJ804
Southend rebodied Daimler CW 230, BHJ804
Photo taken Saturday 10 October 1964, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
63. BHJ805
Southend 231, BHJ805
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
64. BHJ805
Southend 231, BHJ805
Photo taken Friday 26 March 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
65. BHJ805
One of the last (1945) batch of utility bodied Daimlers, 231, BHJ805, at Rectory Road, Leigh sometime between 1949 and 1952.
Photo taken c.1949-52, Rectory Road, Leigh-on-Sea
66. BHJ805
Southend 231, BHJ805 on the old Western Circular, 13 days before it disappeared when the routes were reorganised - it's a pity I seem to be pointing at the Morris Minor rather than the Daimler
Photo taken Monday 6 April 1964, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
67. BHJ805
Southend rebodied Daimler 231, BHJ805, taken just before it was withdrawn from service.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
68. BHJ806
Southend rebodied wartime Daimler 232, BHJ806, followed by Eastern National Lodekka 1496, 267GVW.
Photo taken Tuesday 7 April 1964, Southchurch Road/Bournemouth Park Road, Southend
69. BHJ807
Southend 233, BHJ807
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Southchurch Road/Bournemouth Park Road, Southend
70. BHJ807
Southend rebodied Daimler CWs after withdrawal from service, from left to right 233, 266, 267, 268, 235, 269 and 230
Photo taken Saturday 22 May 1965, Tunbridge Road Works, Southend
71. BHJ807
Southend Daimler 233, BHJ807, heading towards Southend despite the destination shown on the rear indicator.
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
72. BHJ807
Southend 233, BHJ807, just a few days before withdrawal
Photo taken Saturday 27 March 1965, Southchurch Road, Southend
73. BHJ808
Another of Southend's last (1945) batch of utility bodied Daimlers, 234, BHJ808, after rebodying with a new Massey body in 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1957, Fairfax Drive, Southend
74. BHJ809
Daimler double decker 235, BHJ809, new in 1945 with a Duple utility body but seen here after rebodying by Massey, in Southchurch Road on a 63B East Circular (originally a trolleybus route) on 9th January 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 9 January 1955, Southchurch Road, Victoria Circus, Southend
75. BHJ828
Doncaster 385, BHJ828, a 1945 Sunbeam W started life as Southend Corporation 131 with a Park Royal Utility body, passing to Doncaster in 1954 with 8 similar vehicles. They were rebodied with Roe 62 seat coachwork between 1957 and 1959, then after withdrawal in 1961/2 the bodies were rebuilt to half cabs and fitted to Leyland PD2 chassis.
Photo taken Sunday 15 March 1959, West St. Sepulchre Gate, Doncaster
76. BHJ906
Southend 232, BHJ906, a wartime Daimler rebodied by Massey in 1953.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Victoria Circus, Southend
77. FOP417
Southend 243, FOP417 was one of six second-hand utility Daimlers bought from Eastern National in 1955 but 243 was the only one of the batch not to be converted to open-top the following year.
243 was a Daimler CWA6 with Park Royal H30/26R body, new to Birmingham City Transport in 1945 (fleet number 1417), it then passed to Benfleet and District in 1947, then to Westcliff and in turn to Eastern National in 1955.
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
78. GLX913
Southend Corporation 263, GLX913, one of the ex-London Transport Daimler CWs bought by Southend in 1953 and rebodied by Massey.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Victoria Station, Southend
79. GLX913
Ex-London Transport Daimler GLX913 seen here after its original body had been removed before heading off to Massey to gain its new lowbridge body. It entered service as Southend Corporation 263 early the next year.
Photo taken Sunday 13 September 1953, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
80. GYE100
The body of ex LT D95, GYE100, on the Southend Corporation dump at Shoebury on 9th October 1954. The chassis of this vehicle was rebodied to become Southend 274.
Photo taken Saturday 9 October 1954, SCT dump, Shoebury, Southend
81. GYE60
Southend ex-LT Daimler 270, GYE60, was a very long time survivor on various static duties (eventually as a store) at the depot. In this photo it is without an engine and looking very much the worse for wear.
Photo taken SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
82. GYE60
Southend Daimler CWA6 270, GYE60, started life with a Brush utility body with London Transport (numbered D71). Sold to Southend in 1954 and rebodied, it was withdrawn from passenger service in October 1963 and converted to a conductor training school (lower deck) cum uniform store (upper deck).
Photo taken Saturday 11 December 1976, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
83. JVW561
Benfleet Daimler heads for home! With buses away on rail replacement duties, every wheel in the Southend fleet had to turn. This 1970 view shows 246, JVW561, a CWA6 with utility Duple bodywork leaving the town centre on service 3 to Benfleet where it began life in the Benfleet & District fleet as a CWG5.
Photo taken Summer 1970, Victoria Circus, London Road, Southend
84.
What would have been Southend Corporation Dodge single decker no.5, virtually completed, but never licensed or brought into service. It is dumped in the yard of the Sewage Works off Eastern Avenue, Prittlewell, awaiting disposal in April 1956. Three of the four Dodges which entered service and several of the 1938 AEC Regents were also there, one of the latter being visible on the right.
Photo taken Saturday 21 April 1956, Eastern Avenue, Prittlewell, Southend
85. BHJ899
Brian's only shot of one of the utility bodied Sunbeams in Southend, 134, BHJ899, on a Western Circular in London Road at Victoria Circus (another favourite photographic location) in July 1952.
Photo taken July 1952, London Road, Victoria Circus, Southend
86. BJN94
Southend 236, BJN94, one of three AEC Regent II's with Massey L55R bodies new in 1946.
Photo taken c 1955-58, Victoria Station, Southend
87. BJN94
Southend's first new buses postwar were three Regent II/Massey of 1946. 236, BJN94, of this batch is in Southend High Street on route 5a to Shoebury Cambridge Hotel.
Photo taken c. 1946/7, High Street, Southend
88. HGC263
Southend Corporation 271, HGC263, another ex-London Transport Daimler CWA6, bought by Southend in 1954 and rebodied by Massey on the Eastern Circular with behind one of Eastern National's first batch of Lodekkas on the Western Circular.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Victoria Circus, Southend
89. HGC263
Ex London Transport Daimler, Southend 271, HGC263
Photo taken Victoria Station, Southend
90. HGC286
Southend 268, HGC286
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
91. HGC286
Southend 268, HGC286, just before it was withdrawn
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
92. HGF879
Southend 269, HGF879
Photo taken Thursday 8 August 1963, Southchurch Avenue/High Street, Shoeburyness
93. HGF879
Southend 269, HGF879, a Daimler CWA6, new to London Transport as D202 in 1946 and bought by Southend and rebodied in 1954 for trolleybus replacement - the original trolleybus poles (probably tram poles before that?) are still visible in the background.
Photo taken Saturday 10 October 1964, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
94. HGF905
Ex London Transport Daimler, Southend 275, HGF905
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
95. HGF918
Southend 266, HGF918, outnumbered by three ENOC Lodekkas
Photo taken May 1961, Victoria Circus, Southend
96. HGF918
Southend Daimler CW 266, HGF918, new to London Transport as D241 in 1946 and bought by Southend and rebodied in 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 1964, climbing hill near Prittlewell Church, Victoria Avenue, Southend
97. HGF918
A pre-delivery photo of Southend Corporation 266, HGF918, a Daimler CWA6 new to London Transport in September 1946 as D241, the first of 13 bought by Southend in March 1953 for trolleybus replacement and rebodied by Massey before entering service in 1954.
Photo taken 1953, near or outside Massey's works in Pemberton, Wigan
98. HGF918
Southend 266, HGF918
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
99. HGF918
Southend 266, HGF918, a few weeks before it was withdrawn
Photo taken Saturday 23 January 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
100. HGF918
Southend 266, HGF918 with Regent 257 behind
Photo taken Broadway Market, Victoria Circus, Southend
101. HGF923
Southend Daimler 267, HGF923, just before it was withdrawn
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
102. HGF923
Southend Corporation 267, HGF923, another ex-London Transport Daimler CWA6, bought by Southend in 1953 and rebodied by Massey
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Victoria Circus, Southend
103. HGF952
Southend 265, HGF952, in very sad condition after withdrawal from service the previous year after an accident.
Photo taken Friday 26 March 1965, Tunbridge Road Works, Southend
104. CHJ439
A pre-delivery photo of Southend 239, CHJ439, one of three Daimler CVA6s with Massey L53R bodies, new in March 1948
Photo taken early 1948, near or outside Massey's works in Pemberton, Wigan
105. CHJ440
Southend 240, CHJ440, one of three Daimler CVA6's with Massey L53R bodies, built in 1948
Photo taken c 1955-58, Bradley Street, Southend
106. CHJ441
A pre-delivery photo of Southend 241, CHJ441, and to the right 239, CHJ439, two of three Daimler CVA6s with Massey L53R bodies, new in March 1948
Photo taken early 1948, near or outside Massey's works in Pemberton, Wigan
107. CHJ441
Southend Corporation 241, CHJ441, one of three Daimler CVD6s delivered in March 1948 with Massey L27/26R bodies, seen here unloading having arrived in Bradley Street opposite Southend Victoria Station. It was withdrawn the following year.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Bradley Street, Southend
108. DHJ428
Southend 253, DHJ428, a 1949 Daimler CV with Massey lowbridge body.
Photo taken May 1962, Bournes Green, Southend
109. DHJ429
Southend 254, DHJ429. After withdrawal in 1961, it was used for airport tours at Southend Airport, finally going for scrap in 1967
Photo taken Victoria Station, Southend
110. DHJ429
Southend PD2 307, OHJ77, alongside 1949 Daimler CV 254, DHJ429, both with Massey bodies.
Photo taken Victoria Station, Southend
111. DHJ429
Southend 254, DHJ429 was withdrawn in 1961, painted in a yellow livery and used for airport tours at Southend Airport. It lasted until 1967 when it was scrapped.
Photo taken Southend Airport
112. DHJ430
Southend 255, DHJ430
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
113. DHJ430
Southend 1949 Daimler/Massey 255, DHJ430, on a relief journey to Victoria Circus on route 8 at Warnerís Bridge on 29th April 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 29 April 1956, Warnerís Bridge, Southend
114. DHJ431
Southend Corporation 256, DHJ431, a Daimler CV with Massey body new in 1949 and alongside, the rear of Brush utility bodied Daimler CW 226, BHJ775, new in March 1945.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
115. DHJ378
One of the Dodge single deckers, No.2, DHJ378, rebuilt by the Corporation from ex-Canadian Air Force vehicles, in Victoria Avenue on 2nd July 1955. It is heading north, but the destination blind "RELIEF" gives no idea of where it was going! It may, in fact, not have been in service, but waiting to work a school contract, a frequent duty for these vehicles.
Photo taken Saturday 2 July 1955, Victoria Avenue, Victoria Circus, Southend
116. EHJ441
Rear view of Southend AEC Regent 257, EHJ441.
Photo taken Thursday 26 March 1964, Thorpe Bay Corner, Southend
117. EHJ442
Four of the AEC Regents, almost certainly 258, 260 (the rightmost vehicle), 261 and 262, after withdrawal from service and with the fleet numbers and fleet names painted out.
Photo taken Tunbridge Road Works, Southend
118. EHJ443
Southend AEC Regent 259, EHJ443, was withdrawn in 1965 and sold in October that year to the dealer Franklin Brothers of Thundersley. It was scrapped in July 1968.
Photo taken 1966/7, Franklin Brothers' yard, Thundersley, near Rayleigh
119. EHJ443
Rear view of former Southend AEC Regent 259, EHJ443.
Photo taken 1966/7, Franklin Brothers' yard, Thundersley, near Rayleigh
120. EHJ443
A scrapyard view of former Southend corporation AEC Regent 259, EHJ443
Photo taken Monday 27 March 1967, Rayleigh Weir
121. EHJ444
Southend Corporation 260, EHJ444, a Massey bodied AEC Regent III, new in July 1950.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
122. EHJ444
Southend AEC Regent 260, EHJ444 was withdrawn in 1966 and sold two years later, via Thundersley dealer Franklin Brothers, to contractor Sir Lindsay Parkinson.
123. EHJ444
Southend 260, EHJ444, an AEC Regent III with elegant Massey lowbridge body from 1950.
Photo taken Monday 6 April 1964, climbing hill near Prittlewell Church, Victoria Avenue, Southend
124. EHJ444
Southend Massey bodied AEC Regent 260, EHJ444
Photo taken Thursday 26 March 1964, Southchurch Road/Hamstel Road, Southend
125. EHJ445
One of Southend's 1950 Regent III/Masseys, 261, EHJ445, heads west along Eastern Esplanade with a route 9 relief to Southend Victoria Circus.
Photo taken Eastern Esplanade, Southend
126. EHJ445
Southend AEC Regent 261, EHJ445, seen here on a schools trip in its penultimate year of service.
Photo taken 1966, Southchurch Boulevard, Southend
127. EHJ445
Rear view of Southend AEC Regent III 261, EHJ445, showing clearly the curved windows either end of the lower deck.
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
128. EHJ445
Southend Corporation 261, EHJ445, an AEC Regent III with Massey body, new in July 1950
Photo taken 1951, Central Station Approach, Southend
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Southend 262, EHJ446
Photo taken SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
130. EHJ446
A great shot in the evening sun of Southend AEC Regent III/Massey 262, EHJ446, one of six delivered in 1950.
Photo taken c. 1960, Bradley Street, Southend
131. EHJ446
A pre-delivery photo of Southend 262, EHJ446, one of 6 AEC Regent III with Massey lowbridge bodywork supplied in 1950. Note the original destination screen, later modified to a three part screen to cope with the extra routes that Southend covered when the coordination scheme started.
Photo taken July 1950, at Summersales Colliery for weighing, near Massey works, Pemberton, Wigan
132. HJN836
Former Southend 276, HJN836, a Massey bodied Leyland Titan PD2/20 owned by Fosters of Dinninngton in June 1970 at Pontefract Racecourse?. The location might be wrong, the sign in the window of HJN & the coach at the side of it read Miners Special Bus & the Prince of Wales Colliery was opposite Pontefract Park & Racecourse
Photo taken Saturday 13 June 1970, Pontefract
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Southend PD2 276, HJN836, on the ramp
Photo taken Tunbridge Road Works, Southend
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Southend PD2 277, HJN837
Photo taken Saturday 23 January 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
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At least three of the 1954 Southend PD2s were sold to Wiggins, a local builder, for staff transport. Here Massey bodied 277, HJN837, heads into Southend along Rochford Road (just on the Rochford side of Warners Bridge) taking workers home.
Photo taken late 1960s, Rochford Road, Southend
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Upstairs interior view of Massey bodied Southend PD2 277, HJN837.
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Southend PD2 277, HJN837
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1964, climbing hill near Prittlewell Church, Victoria Avenue, Southend
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Southend PD2 277, HJN837
Photo taken May 1962, Bournes Green, Southend
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Southend PD2 277, HJN837, followed by 279, HJN839 waiting to work seafront Whit Monday reliefs, showing off the old and the new livery which had just been introduced.
Photo taken Monday 18 May 1964, Thorpe Bay Corner, Southend
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Two Southend Leyland Titans with Massey bodies, 277, HJN837, a PD2/20 new in 1954 with behind 294, LHJ396, a PD2/12 from 1955/6.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Victoria Circus, Southend
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Southend PD2 277, HJN837
Photo taken Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea
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Southend PD2 277, HJN837
Photo taken Saturday 23 January 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
143. HJN838
Southend PD2/Massey 278, HJN838, another of the vehicles obtained for trolleybus replacement on route 9 to Eastwoodbury Willson Road in June 1960, just after leaving its then terminus at Pier Hill.
Photo taken June 1960, near Pier Hil, Southend
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Southend PD2 278, HJN838
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Southchurch Road/Bournemouth Park Road, Southend
145. HJN839
Southend PD2/Massey 279, HJN839, was one of the vehicles obtained for trolleybus replacement and is appropriately on the ex-trolleybus 28B Western Circular in Nelson Road, opposite Chalkwell Schools in May 1956.
Photo taken May 1956, Nelson Road, Southend
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Another of the 1954 Southend PD2s sold to Wiggins, a local builder, for staff transport was Massey bodied 279, HJN839, passes the Anne Boleyn junction on it way into Southend
Photo taken late 1960s, The Anne Boleyn, Rochford
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Southend PD2 279, HJN839
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
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Southend PD2 280, HJN840
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
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Upstairs interior view of Weymann bodied Southend PD2 281, HJN841.
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Ex-Southend Leyland PD2/Weymann 281, HJN841, with Ideal of Hoyle Mill, leaving Pontefract Bus Station for Barnsley. It was operated by Wray from 1966 to 1972.
Photo taken Pontefract Bus Station
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Southend 281, HJN841, a Weymann bodied PD2 leaves Broadway Market for the garage having finished its stint on service 8. This batch were 'high' lowbridge buses and could not pass under the bridge at Hockley Station on Service 7.
Photo taken 1964, Victoria Circus, Southend
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Former Southend PD2 281, HJN841
Photo taken H. Wray's Depot at Lord Street, Hoyle Mill, near Barnsley
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Part of Southend's trolleybus replacement fleet were a small batch of PD2s with lightweight Orion bodies. 281, HJN841, of this batch stands in Bradley Street, probably when fairly new, having arrived on a 5a from Shoebury to Southend Victoria Station. The blank via points blind is unusual, suggesting that this may have been a short working from Shoebury Common.
Photo taken mid 1950s, Bradley Street, Southend
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Southend PD2 282, HJN842
Photo taken Saturday 6 June 1964, Southchurch Road/Bournemouth Park Road, Southend
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A third of the 1954 Southend PD2s sold to Wiggins, a local builder, for staff transport, this time with Orion body was 282, HJN842, seen passing the Anne Boleyn junction on its way into Southend
Photo taken late 1960s, The Anne Boleyn, Rochford
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Southend PD2 282, HJN842
Photo taken Saturday 23 January 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
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Southend PD2 283, HJN843
Photo taken May 1962, Bournes Green, Southend
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Southend PD2 283, HJN843
Photo taken Thursday 2 April 1964, Thorpe Bay Corner, Southend
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Rather further from home, Cunningham's of Paisley had at least two of the ex-Southend Orion bodied PD2s and used them on their Paisley-Renfrew Ferry route. Here the former 283, HJN843, now Cunningham's 45, passes under the railway bridge at Gilmour Street station Paisley
Photo taken late 1960s, Gilmour Street Station, Paisley
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Second shot of former Southend 283, HJN843, now Cunningham's 45, pulling away from the Renfrew Ferry terminus.
Photo taken late 1960s, Renfrew Ferry Terminus
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Former Southend Corporation PD2 284, HJN844, seen here with AA of Ayr in 1970
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1970, Irvine
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Southend PD2 284, HJN844, climbing from the sea-front towards the town centre, taken before the foot bridge was built across the road.
Photo taken Pier Hill, Southend
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Southend PD2 284, HJN844
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
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The other Cunningham's ex-Southend PD2, 285, HJN845, sets down on arrival at Renfrew Ferry.
Photo taken late 1960s, Renfrew Ferry Terminus
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Cunningham's ex-Southend PD2, 285, HJN845, waiting to depart from Renfrew Ferry. 283, HJN843, is behind it on the next departure.
Photo taken late 1960s, Renfrew Ferry Terminus
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Former Southend PD2 286, HJN846
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Southend PD2 286, HJN846
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
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Southend PD2 287, LHJ389
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 1964, climbing hill near Prittlewell Church, Victoria Avenue, Southend
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Southend PD2 287, LHJ389
Photo taken Friday 26 March 1965, Eastern Esplanade, Thorpe Bay, Southend
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Southend PD2 287, LHJ389
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
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Southend Massey bodied Leyland PD2 287, LHJ389.
Photo taken Sunday 31 January 1965, Thorpe Bay Corner, Southend
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Southend PD2 287, LHJ389. Sometime between 1965 and 1971, 287 had lost its opening front windows.
Photo taken Wednesday 12 May 1971, Ekco Works, Priory Crescent, Southend
173. LHJ390
Southend PD2 288, LHJ390, is seen in Prittlewell operating route 62. Obviously the driver recognised the photographer judging by the open driver's window.
Photo taken Saturday 5 September 1970, Prittlewell, Southend
174. LHJ390
Southend PD2 288, LHJ390 and alongside ex-Glasgow Royal Tiger 212, FYS679.
Photo taken c. 1966/7, Victoria Station, Southend
175. LHJ391
Southend PD2/Massey 289, LHJ391 and one of the Daimler open toppers in the depot. The Daimler seems to have lost its registration number and is probably withdrawn.
Photo taken c.1970, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
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Southend PD2 290, LHJ392
Photo taken Saturday 24 April 1965, Shoebury Common, Southend
177. LHJ392
One of the first (1955/6) batch of Southend's PD2s with exposed radiators and Massey bodies, 290, LHJ392, at the stop opposite the Kursaal with a short working on route 7 to Golden Cross, Rectory Road.
Photo taken c. 1969/70, Kursaal, Southend
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Southend PD2 291, LHJ393, at the Kursaal on the regular route 7 to Shoeburyness along the seafront.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Kursaal, Southend
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Southend PD2 291, LHJ393
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
180. LHJ394
A picture sent in by Murray Coleman of his grandfather, Jack Crowson, who was a Corporation driver in the late 50s and and for a few months into the 60s, in front of Leyland PD2 292, LHJ394.
Photo taken mid 1950s
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Southend Massey bodied Leyland PD2 292, LHJ394 at Rayleigh High Street waiting to work the route 7 through to Shoeburyness.
Photo taken 1960s, High Street, Rayleigh
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A photo recently acquired by David shows former Southend Massey bodied PD2 292, LHJ394. This was the only one of the batch of 12 delivered in 1955 that saw further service (with Paton Brothers, Renfrew) and the photo was probably taken after its time with Paton's. Can anyone date and locate it ?
183. LHJ395
Southend PD2 293, LHJ395
Photo taken April 1963, Cambridge Hotel, Shoeburyness
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Southend PD2 293, LHJ395, with 1948 Daimler 241 behind.
Photo taken Victoria Station, Southend
185. LHJ395
Southend 293, LHJ395, one two batches of 'low' Massey bodied PD2's which bore the brunt of traffic on services 1,7 & 8 until the PD3's and Bridgemasters arrived.
Photo taken circa mid 1965, Shoebury Common
186. LHJ397
Rear view of Southend PD2 295, LHJ397
Photo taken c. 1970, Southend Central Station
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Southend PD2 295, LHJ397
Photo taken Victoria Station, Southend
188. LHJ398
Southend Corporation 296, LHJ398, a Leyland PD2 with Massey bodywork new in 1955. Looking rather tired, 296 works a Shoebury Common 'J' schedule working shortly before being replaced by the imminent arrival of the first Daimler Fleetlines.
Photo taken Summer 1970, Warners Bridge, Southend
189. LHJ400
A second pre-delivery photo of Southend 298, LHJ400, a Leyland PD2/12 with Massey L27/28R body, new in December 1955.
Photo taken late 1955/early 1956, near or outside Massey's works in Pemberton, Wigan
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Southend Southend ex-Glasgow Leyland Royal Tiger Worldmaster 210, FYS677
Photo taken Southend Central Station
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Southend ex-Glasgow Leyland Royal Tiger Worldmaster 210, FYS677, minus its badge.
Photo taken Monday 20 March 1972, Church Road, Pier Hill, Southend
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Southend ex-Glasgow Leyland Royal Tiger Worldmaster 211, FYS678, at Bournes Green in April 1966, just after entering service.
Photo taken Sunday 24 April 1966, Bournes Green, Southend
193. FYS679
Southend ex-Glasgow Leyland Royal Tiger Worldmaster 212, FYS679
Photo taken c. 1966/7, Victoria Station, Southend
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Southend PD2 299, MHJ921
Photo taken Thursday 2 April 1964, Thorpe Bay Corner, Southend
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Southend PD2 299, MHJ921
Photo taken 1966/7, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
196. MHJ921
Towards the end of their lives vehicles of second batch of Southend PD2s with Orion bodies were often used for driver training. Here 299, MHJ921, is in Rochford Road, near Warnerís Bridge, on this duty. It has had the glass of the via blind painted over, suggesting that it was by now a permanent training vehicle.
Photo taken c. 1970/1, Rochford Road, Southend
197. MHJ921
Rear view of Southend PD2 299, MHJ921
Photo taken Thursday 2 April 1964, Thorpe Bay Corner, Southend
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Southend PD2 300, MHJ922
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
199. MHJ923
Southend PD2 301, MHJ923
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Southend PD2 301, MHJ923, the first bus to be painted in the new livery
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, climbing hill near Prittlewell Church, Victoria Avenue, Southend
201. MHJ924
Southend PD2/Weymann 302, MHJ924, seen here at Thorpe Bay Corner on New Year's Day 1965, waiting to turn round for the trip to Rayleigh High Street
Photo taken Friday 1 January 1965, Thorpe Bay Corner, Southend
202. MHJ925
Southend PD2 303, MHJ925. Southend had just revised their livery including the all cream roof and if I remember correctly, 303 was the second to receive it - 301 was the first.
Photo taken Wednesday 18 March 1964, Thorpe Bay Corner, Southend
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Southend PD2 303, MHJ925
Photo taken Saturday 8 May 1971, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
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Southend PD2 303, MHJ925
Photo taken Saturday 27 March 1965, Southchurch Road, Southend
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One of Southend's second batch of PD2s with Orion bodies, 303, MHJ925, stands in the yard at Victoria station when brand new in August 1956.
Photo taken August 1956, Victoria Station, Southend
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Southend 304, MHJ926
Photo taken c. 1960, Victoria Station, Southend
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Southend PD2 304, MHJ926
Photo taken Sunday 12 September 1965, Shoebury Common, Southend
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Southend Corporation 304, MHJ926, a Weymann bodied Leyland PD2/20, new in the summer of 1956.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
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Southend PD2 304, MHJ926
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, climbing hill near Prittlewell Church, Victoria Avenue, Southend
210. MHJ926
One of the second batch of Southend PD2s with Orion bodies, 304, MHJ926, from 1956, late in life enters Central Station approach on route 62. This was a route which was often worked by odd or older vehicles.
Photo taken c.1971, Central Station Approach, Southend
211. OHJ75
One of the second batch of Southend PD2s with exposed radiators and Massey bodies, 305, OHJ75, in Bradley Street when new on 4th August 1957.
Photo taken Sunday 4 August 1957, Bradley Street, Southend
212. OHJ76
Southend PD2 306, OHJ76, on summer Sunday extra services between the centre of town and Shoebury Common, near where this picture was taken.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 1965, Shoebury Common, Southend
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Another pair of Southend Massey bodied Leyland Titans on routes 5a and 7, 306, OHJ76, a PD2/40 from 1957 and behind 297, LHJ399, a PD2/12 from 1955/6.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Victoria Circus, Southend
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Southend PD2 306, OHJ76. By 1972 it was fitted for use as a driver training vehicle, but was still used on peak hour workings.
Photo taken February 1972, en-route to Leigh, London Road, Southend
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Southend PD2 306, OHJ76
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, climbing hill near Prittlewell Church, Victoria Avenue, Southend
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Southend PD2 306, OHJ76.
Photo taken Tunbridge Road Works, Southend
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Southend PD2 307, OHJ77
Photo taken May 1962, Thorpe Esplanade, Thorpe Bay, Southend
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Southend PD2 307, OHJ77, alongside 1949 Daimler CV 254, DHJ429, both with Massey bodies.
Photo taken Victoria Station, Southend
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Southend PD2 307, OHJ77
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 1964, climbing hill near Prittlewell Church, Victoria Avenue, Southend
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Southend PD2 309, OHJ79
Photo taken Friday 1 January 1965, Thorpe Bay Corner, Southend
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Southend PD2 309, OHJ79
Photo taken Victoria Avenue, Victoria Circus, Southend
222. OHJ80
Southend PD2 310, OHJ80
Photo taken Monday 23 November 1964, Victoria Circus, Southend
223. PHJ950
Two of the four Southend PD3s converted to open top were familiar sights at rallies for some years after there were sold by Southend (and all four of this batch still survive). 311, PHJ950, was used as a publicity bus by Harmony Inns and is seen here at a Southend bus rally.
Photo taken 1980s, Southend
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Southend PD3 311, PHJ950
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
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Southend PD3 311, PHJ950
Photo taken Thames Drive, Leigh-on-Sea
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A photo of former Southend open-top PD3 311, PHJ950, running on the Berlin City Tour in summer 2014. It arrived in Berlin in 2006 and was converted to a right hand platform two years later.
Photo taken Thursday 10 July 2014, Berlin, Germany
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A rear view of former Southend open-top PD3 311, PHJ950, running on the Berlin City Tour in summer 2014, showing the conversion to a right hand platform in 2008.
Photo taken Thursday 10 July 2014, Berlin, Germany
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Perhaps the best known feature of Southendís open top operations was the low Pier bridge which required special operating rules. The height - 13' 3" signed - and restricted clearance are only too obvious in this shot of 311, PHJ950, about pass under, travelling west on September 1st 1978.
Photo taken Friday 1 September 1978, Southend Pier Bridge
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Former Southend open-top PD3 311, PHJ950 - with Harmony Inns, this bus kept Paul Harrison's FLF AVX975G company at Ensign Bus for a few years, seeing service only for occasions like the Derby. This bus went to Germany where it now operates on city tours of Hamburg.
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Southend PD3 311, PHJ950, on diversion on Southend carnival day in 1977
Photo taken Saturday 13 August 1977, Woodgrange Drive, Southend
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The Southend PD2s were followed by what is probably one of the best known Southend types, a small batch of Massey bodied PD3s. Here 311, PHJ950, is at the stop on the Southend side of the Kursaal on route 8.
Photo taken Kursaal, Southend
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Southend PD3 311, PHJ950
Photo taken Saturday 23 January 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
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An inside view of former Southend open-top PD3 311, PHJ950, running on the Berlin City Tour in summer 2014, the now hidden sunken gangway on the off-side
Photo taken Thursday 10 July 2014, Berlin, Germany
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Southend PD3 311, PHJ950
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Southend 312, PHJ951, was with Ensign and appeared frequently at rallies and other events when an open top tour bus was required. It retained its final Southend livery (with blue round the lower deck windows) but with Ensign signwriting. Here it is on hire to London Transport running trips in connection with a garage open day, perhaps that at West Ham.
Photo taken 1980s
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Southend PD3 312, PHJ951, turning short at Chalkwell Station (ex Thames Drive) because of road closures for Southend Carnival (the sky is a good clue to the day!!!).
Photo taken Saturday 10 August 1974, Chalkwell Station, Southend
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Southend Massey bodied PD3 312, PHJ951
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 1964, climbing hill near Prittlewell Church, Victoria Avenue, Southend
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Southend PD3 313, PHJ952, heads up Seaway on a 7 to Southend Victoria Station during August Bank Holiday weekend 1960.
Photo taken August 1960, Seaway, Southend
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Southend PD3 313, PHJ952
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
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Former Southend open-top PD3 313, PHJ952 - with Sundecker, on its way to Epsom.
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Southend PD3 313, PHJ952 working a crowded Saturday route 6 relief closely followed by 334 en-route for Shoeburyness.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
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There doesnít seem to be much sunshine but the loading is good on August 28th, 1978 as open top Southend PD3 313, PHJ952, passes the boating lake just east of Southend Pier, en route to Thames Drive.
Photo taken Monday 28 August 1978, Southend Pier
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Southend PD3 313, PHJ952
Photo taken May 1962, Thorpe Esplanade, Thorpe Bay, Southend
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Ex-Southend PD3 313, PHJ952, now working as a non PSV with London Bus Export Company of Chepstow. Shame about the London Transport red but that's what the customer wanted!
It was on a promotion for British Airways in Koln Sep 2003 and had seats fitted on the top deck but downstairs was mainly kitchen/bar equipment.
Photo taken Friday 12 September 2003, Cologne, Germany
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A poorly loaded Southend PD3 313, PHJ952, is about to pass eastwards under Southendís low Pier bridge in August 1978.
Photo taken Sunday 27 August 1978, Southend Pier Bridge
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Southend PD3 314, PHJ953, parked in Victoria Station forecourt, with a misleading set of indicators.
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1965, Victoria Station, Southend
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Former Southend open-top PD3 313, PHJ953, is preserved in the care of Dave Atkins of Classic Omnibus, Folkestone and is available for hire
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Southend Corporation 314, PHJ953, a Leyland PD3/6 with Massey 68 seat lowbridge body, only two months old when this photo was taken.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Broadway Market, Victoria Circus, Southend
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The other ex-Southend vehicle at Detling was PD3 open topper 314, PHJ953, visiting from the Dover Transport Museum, where it is used by Classic Coaches on charter work.
Photo taken Saturday 5 April 2014, Kent Showground, Detling
250. PHJ954
A slightly over-exposed shot of ex-Southend long Leyland 315, PHJ954, hidden away at the back of Canvey garage.
Photo taken Sunday 10 October 2004, Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
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Preserved ex-Southend Leyland lowbridge PD3, 315, PHJ954, with restoration well under way.
Photo taken Tuesday 10 July 2007, Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
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Southend PD3 315, PHJ954, with 342 behind
Photo taken SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
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A classic shot of Southend 316, PHJ955, a Leyland PD3 with Massey lowbridge body new in 1958.
Photo taken c.1961, Eastern Esplanade/Warwick Road, Thorpe Bay, Southend
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Another of Southend PD3s, 316, PHJ955, on route 8 for Rayleigh Station, turning off the bypass into South Street on its way into Rochford.
Photo taken Southend Road/South Street, Rochford
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Southend PD3 316, PHJ955
Photo taken May 1975, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
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The two Southend PD3s which were not converted to open top spent most of the later part of their lives as driver trainers. Here 316, PHJ955, climbs Pier Hill on this duty.
Photo taken Pier Hill, Southend
257. 901LRR
During 1974, another Ensign hire to Southend was of 901LRR, an ex-Barton BTD2 rebuild, with full front Northern Counties lowbridge 70 seat body in a bright yellow colour scheme. The single-deck chassis had been acquired by Barton from Yorkshire Woollen District in 1961.
Photo taken Thursday 16 May 1974, Pier Hill, Southend
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Southend 317, KCK879, seen here in service leaving central Southend on route 1 to Rayleigh
Photo taken May 1975, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
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Southend 317, KCK879 and 318, KCK920 (in Ribble red showing old fleet number 1559), at the works being prepared for service. For just over a year, Southend operated three Burlingham bodied ex Ribble Leyland PD3s on hire from Ensign. They were fitted with Southend destination gear and repainted before entering service.
Photo taken Sunday 24 March 1974, Tunbridge Road Works, Southend
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Rear view of Southend 317, KCK879
Photo taken 1974/5
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Southend Corporation 318, LCK739, Leyland PD3 / Burlingham, ex-Ribble in 1974
Photo taken April 1975, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
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Southend 318, LCK739, one of three Burlingham bodied ex Ribble Leyland PD3s on hire from Ensign.
Photo taken 1974/5, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
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Southend Albion Aberdonian 200, SJN634.
Photo taken May 1962, Bournes Green, Southend
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Southend Corporation 200, SJN634, one of two Albion Aberdonians with Weymann bodies that entered service in 1959.
Photo taken Broadway Market, Victoria Circus, Southend
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Southend Albion Aberdonian 201, SJN635, which had just been repainted without the distinctive cream 'V'.
Photo taken Monday 5 August 1963, Victoria Station, Southend
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Southend Albion Aberdonian 201, SJN635, as originally delivered with the distinctive cream 'V'.
Photo taken Victoria Station, Southend
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Southend Albion Aberdonian 201, SJN635.
Photo taken Tuesday 7 April 1964, Southchurch Road/Bournemouth Park Road, Southend
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Southend Bridgemaster 317, SJN636
Photo taken Saturday 6 June 1964, Southchurch Road/Bournemouth Park Road, Southend
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Southend Bridgemaster 317, SJN636 displaying the Corporation crest in place of the traditional AEC triangle badge on the radiator grille.
Photo taken Thursday 8 August 1963, Southchurch Avenue/High Street, Shoeburyness
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Southend Bridgemaster 317, SJN636
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Southend Corporation Bridgemaster 318, SJN637 seen here on route 5A just two weeks before the route was merged with the 3/3A to Canvey.
Photo taken Sunday 5 April 1964, Thorpe Hall Avenue, Southend
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Side view of Southend Corporation Bridgemaster 318, SJN637
Photo taken Sunday 5 April 1964, Acacia Drive/Thorpe Hall Avenue, Southend
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Southend Bridgemaster 318, SJN637, in original condition with the number to one side and the black lining between the blue and cream.
Photo taken Victoria Station, Southend
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Southend Bridgemaster 318, SJN637
Photo taken May 1962, Bournes Green, Southend
275. STP996
At various times, Southend Transport have hired buses to assist with a vehicle shortage, often when deliveries of new buses were delayed (although sometimes it was in order to free up ST buses to hire out to other operators!). In 1973, Ensign provided ex-Portsmouth STP996. It was generally only used on peak hour workings and never acquired Southend blinds.
Photo taken Thursday 15 November 1973, outside SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
276. VLT172
Routemaster 102, VLT172, was designated the ceremonial "Last RM" in Southend service and was suitably decorated for its final run on December 31st, 1993 on the 1715 service 3A from Southend to Canvey Newlands and back.
Photo taken Friday 31 December 1993, July 1974, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
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Second shot of Southend Routemaster 102 on the final run on the final day of 1993.
Photo taken Friday 31 December 1993, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
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Southend Transport 102, VLT172, ex London Transport RM172.
Photo taken Southend
279. WHJ428
Southend Albion Aberdonian 202, WHJ428.
Photo taken Saturday 23 January 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
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Southend Albion Aberdonian 202, WHJ428.
Photo taken May 1962, Bournes Green, Southend
281. WHJ429
Southend operated six Albion Aberdonians with Weymann 45 seat bodies. Somewhat 'cheap and cheerful' they assisted the growth of what was then one-man operation. This is 205, WHJ429, leaving Rochford on service 8A, an irregular operation via Stroud Green en route to Rayleigh
Photo taken Summer 1970, Rochford
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Southend Albion Aberdonian 205, WHJ429.
Photo taken Saturday 19 February 1966, Wakering Road, heading towards Bournes Green, Southend
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Southend Albion Aberdonian 205, WHJ429.
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
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On the right Southend Albion Aberdonian 205, WHJ429, and to its left Leyland Leopard 206, 2717HJ
Photo taken c.1970, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
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Southend Bridgemaster 319, WHJ430, heads into Southend along Rochford Road on route 7 to Shoeburyness Cambridge Hotel.
Photo taken Rochford Road, Southend
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Southend Bridgemaster 319, WHJ430, on route 5A just two weeks before the route was merged with the 3/3A to Benfleet and Canvey - a rescan from the original negative of a photo that has been on the site since August 1999.
Photo taken Sunday 5 April 1964, Acacia Drive/Thorpe Hall Avenue, Southend
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Southend Bridgemaster 319, WHJ430
Photo taken Autumn 1969, High Street, Southend
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Southend Bridgemaster 319, WHJ430
Photo taken Victoria Station, Southend
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Southend Bridgemaster 319, WHJ430 - not a brilliant picture of 319 but included for its nostalgic view of my bike at the then newly built roundabout.
Photo taken Saturday 13 February 1965, Acacia Drive/Thorpe Hall Avenue, Southend
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Southend Bridgemaster 319, WHJ430, on route 5A just two weeks before the route was merged with the 3/3A to Canvey.
Photo taken Tuesday 7 April 1964, Southchurch Road/Bournemouth Park Road, Southend
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Southend purchased six AEC Bridgemasters in order to eliminate the traditional upper saloon lowbridge seating layout. This is 319, WHJ430, a 1960 delivery, at Shoebury Common on a duplicate to the town centre.
Photo taken Summer 1970, Shoebury Common
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Looking somewhat battered as it was reaching the end of it's service life, Southend Bridgemaster 319, WHJ430, passes Ashingdon Schools on it's way to Rayleigh Station. The Bridgemasters were regular performers on the Saturday Service 7 Journeys which terminated at this location.
Photo taken 1971, Ashingdon Schools
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Southend Bridgemaster 320, WHJ431, had only been in service about two months when this picture was taken, waiting at Victoria Circus before turning round for the trip to Benfleet.
Photo taken Tuesday 16 August 1960, Victoria Circus, Southend
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Having arrived at Rayleigh High Street on Service 1, the crew of Southend Bridgemaster 320, WHJ431, enjoy a brief moment before departing on the hour long run to Shoeburyness.
Photo taken circa late 1960's, Rayleigh High Street
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Southend Bridgemaster 321, WHJ432
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
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Southend Bridgemaster 321, WHJ432
Photo taken March 1971, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
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Southend Bridgemaster 321, WHJ432
Photo taken May 1962, Bournes Green, Southend
298. 2717HJ
A great photo of former Southend Leopards 2717HJ and 2718HJ seen here in summer sunshine with S&M Coaches of Benfleet, otherwise known as Castle Point Bus Co.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 August 1978, Benfleet
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Use of single deckers on the open top routes 67/68 was strictly limited, typically only when the open toppers were away at Epsom on private hires on Derby Day or for Bank Holiday duplication, although on this occasion it was on a straight substitution for an open-top PD3. Here an empty Leopard 206 is caught ascending Thames Drive near to the end of the 68 route.
Photo taken Thames Drive, Leigh-on-Sea
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Southend Leyland Leopard 206, 2717HJ
Photo taken Victoria Station, Southend
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Southend Leyland Leopard 206, 2717HJ
Photo taken July 1974, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
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Southend Leyland Leopard 206, 2717HJ, with 207 in the background.
Photo taken Saturday 13 February 1965, Victoria Station, Southend
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Southend Leyland Leopard 206, 2717HJ. Note the "First Alighting Point" blind (and also the crew of Eastern National Lodekka 2426 behind admiring the photographer at work).
Photo taken Wednesday 1 September 1971, Southend Central Station
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Southend Transport on 2718HJ
Photo taken Sunday 27 April 1975
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Southend Leyland Leopard 207, 2718HJ.
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 1964, climbing hill near Prittlewell Church, Victoria Avenue, Southend
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Southend Leyland Leopard 207, 2718HJ
Photo taken July 1974, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
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Southend Leyland Leopard 207, 2718HJ, in its original livery with the distinctive cream 'V' (and an inconsistent set of indicators).
Photo taken Saturday 13 February 1965, Victoria Station, Southend
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Southend Leyland Leopard 207, 2718HJ.
Photo taken Friday 26 March 1965, Victoria Station, Southend
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Southend Leyland Leopard 207, 2718HJ
Photo taken June 1974, Southend
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In the twilight of Southend's RM operations, 120 (the former RM546, reregistered from WLT546 to LDS284A whilst with Clydeside Buses) performs on the 29 on Christmas Eve, 1993 and passes under a street light mounted on a former trolleybus traction standard at the junction of Fairfax Drive and Southbourne Grove.
Photo taken Friday 24 December 1993, Fairfax Drive, Southend
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An unidentified Southend Corporation Lowlander negotiating floods and judging by the depth of the water and the open entrance doors probably failed!
Photo taken 1965, Rectory Road, Rochford
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Southend 116, 543CLT, ex London Transport Routemaster RM1543
Photo taken Southend
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Southend Albion Lowlander 323, 7087HJ
Photo taken Saturday 19 February 1966, Victoria Avenue, Southend
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Southend Albion Albion Lowlander 323, 7087HJ when brand new
Photo taken April 1963, Cambridge Hotel, Shoeburyness
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Rear view of Southend Albion Lowlander 323, 7087HJ
Photo taken Early 1970s, Southend Central Station
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Southend Albion Lowlander 323, 7087HJ
Photo taken Tuesday 6 July 1971, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
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Southend Lowlander 324, 7088HJ
Photo taken Tunbridge Road Works, Southend
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Interior upstairs view of Southend Albion Lowlander 324, 7088HJ
Photo taken Thursday 26 March 1964, High Street, Southend
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Southend Albion Lowlander 326, 7090HJ. After withdrawal from service, 326 was shipped to Canada as team transport in the 1978 Commonwealth Games and then ended up in Shuswap Lake, British Columbia.
Photo taken June 1975, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
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Ex-Southend Lowlander 326, 7090HJ, was shipped to Canada for the 1978 Commonwealth Games and used as team transport. It is seen here 22 years later, looking very smart and still carrying the same colour scheme.
Photo taken October 2000, Shuswap Lake, British Columbia, Canada
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The Lowlanders, new in 1963, had a relatively short life with Southend Transport. This shot shows the former 326, 7090HJ, withdrawn in 1976, in the ST works being prepared for a new career as team transport and promoting Robinsons Barley Water at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Canada.
Photo taken 1976, Tunbridge Road Works, Tunbridge Road/Tickfield Avenue, Southend
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Southend Transport 326, 7090HJ, Albion Lowlander / Alexander
Photo taken April 1975, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
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Southend Albion Lowlander 327, 7091HJ
Photo taken Thursday 31 December 1964, Thorpe Bay Corner, Southend
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Southend Lowlander 327, 7091HJ, at the bottom of West Street Rochford, on route 7 for Rayleigh Station.
Photo taken West Street, Rochford
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Southend Lowlander 328, 7092HJ, with blinds for rail replacement service.
Photo taken c.1970, London Road, Southend
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Southend Albion Lowlander 328, 7092HJ, under tow, complete with traffic jam
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1964, climbing hill near Prittlewell Church, Victoria Avenue, Southend
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Alder Valley was very short of buses in 1974 and hired some of SCT's Lowlanders. In this view 328, 7092HJ, is seen boarding passengers in Wokingham whilst operating route 192
Photo taken Thursday 31 October 1974, Broad Street, Wokingham
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Southend Lowlander 329, 7093HJ
Photo taken Tunbridge Road Works, Southend
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Rear view of Southend Albion Lowlander 329, 7093HJ
Photo taken Thursday 2 April 1964, Thorpe Bay Corner, Southend
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Southend Albion Lowlander 329, 7093HJ
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, climbing hill near Prittlewell Church, Victoria Avenue, Southend
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Southend Lowlander 330, 7094HJ
Photo taken Tunbridge Road Works, Southend
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Southend Albion Lowlander 330, 7094HJ, is seen at The Kursaal, Southend operating on route 7 to Rayleigh Station.
Photo taken Saturday 5 September 1970, Kursaal, Southend
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Southend Albion Lowlander 331, 7095HJ
Photo taken Tuesday 7 April 1964, climbing hill near Prittlewell Church, Victoria Avenue, Southend
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Southend Albion Lowlander 331, 7095HJ, with its nearside front window replaced, presumably after an accident
Photo taken Saturday 28 September 1963, Cambridge Hotel, Shoeburyness
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Southend Albion Lowlander 331, 7095HJ
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Shoebury Common, Southend
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Southend Albion Lowlander 331, 7095HJ
Photo taken Saturday 13 February 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
337. CJN433C
Shortly after the hires to London Transport ended, a number of Southend PD3s then went to hire to London Country Bus Services at Harlow, mainly for route 339 to Brentwood. 333, CJN433C, is seen here in 1976.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1976, Harlow Bus Station
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Southend PD3 334, CJN434C, a few weeks after entering service.
Photo taken Saturday 27 March 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
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Southend PD3 334, CJN434C
Photo taken Saturday 13 February 1965, Acacia Drive/Thorpe Hall Avenue, Southend
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A third major hire saw some of the 1965 batch of Southend PD3s and some Fleetlines hired to Cardiff City Transport in 1977. Southend 334, CJN434C, is seen here, overtaking Cardiff 457, EUH457D, a Guy Arab V from 1966 with Alexander H65R bodywork
Photo taken Tuesday 16 August 1977, Cardiff Bus Station
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Ex-Southend PD3 CJN434C was withdrawn in 1980 and sold for scrap but was rescued and preserved by Bob Salmon. In the late 1980s, Southend Transport wanted a PD-type for driver training so it returned and stayed as a driver trainer until 1999. It is now back in preservation.
Photo taken c. 1998, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
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Ex-Southend PD3 CJN434C at a rally.
Photo taken Southend
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Southend PD3 334, CJN434C
Photo taken Friday 26 March 1965, Bradley Street, Southend
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Southend PD3 334, CJN434C, a few weeks after entering service.
Photo taken Sunday 28 February 1965, Bournes Green, Southend
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SCT took delivery of a batch of 12 highbridge buses in 1965 but clearance tests had to take place prior to entry into service. In this view, 334, CJN434C, which was the first to be delivered, is shown on clearance tests under the High Street bridge.
Photo taken Wednesday 27 January 1965, High Street, Southend
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Southend PD3 334, CJN434C
Photo taken July 1974, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
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Southend 335, CJN435C, on hire to Cardiff City Transport
Photo taken Tuesday 2 August 1977, Cardiff Bus Station
348. CJN435C
Ex-Southend PD3 335, CJN435C, was carefully preserved by Frank Spence but after passing through several owners, the interior was stripped out and it was converted to a party bus and repainted in bright yellow.
Photo taken Sunday 10 December 2000, Hutton
349. CJN436C
Recently restored Southend PD3 336, CJN436C, seen at the Canvey Museum open day, the trip notable for being the first time Ian and his wife Linda, his clippie in the sixties, have crewed this bus together since 1967 (or perhaps it should be the first time Linda and her driver Ian ....)
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2014, Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
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Another view, taken from a distance, of Southend PD3 336, CJN436C, as 'Lulu' in a different livery
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Southend 336, CJN436C, was one of 10 PD3s hired to London Transport in 1975/6 to assist with a chronic vehicle shortage.
Photo taken Sunday 27 July 1975, outside London South Croydon Depot
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A familiar sight around Southend for many years after being 'sold on' was PD3 CJN436C, which saw use as a play bus before falling into bad health and being retired in the mid-1990s.
Photo taken 1995, Tickfield Road, Southend
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Southend PD3 336, CJN436C
Photo taken June 1976, on loan to London Country, Epping
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Southend Highbridge PD3 336, CJN436C, again, in a later livery as Lulu 2, heading into Southend along Rochford Road, just north of the Bell Hotel.
Photo taken Rochford Road, Southend
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Southend Highbridge PD3 336, CJN436C, was converted to a playbus with the unlikely name of Lulu. This is a quite rare shot of it "on the road" between venues, heading north along Rochford Road just north of Feeches Drive. It is in the livery it carried when first converted to a playbus.
Photo taken Rochford Road, Southend
356. CJN437C
This picture from Paul Bateson shows Southend PD3 337, CJN437C, operating the first service journey under the High Street railway bridge on route 29 on Sunday September 26th, 1965. The roadway under the bridge was lowered so that the PD3s would fit, and judging by the queue of traffic behind 337, the driver wasn't taking any chances.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 1965, High Street, Southend
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Southend PD3 337, CJN437C, was withdrawn prematurely in 1973 after a serious accident, the evidence of which is presumably visible in the picture under the cab. It was finally scrapped in 1976.
Photo taken Tunbridge Road Works, Southend
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Southend 338, CJN438C, on hire to Cardiff City Transport
Photo taken Tuesday 2 August 1977, Wood Street, Cardiff
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Southend PD3 338, CJN438C
Photo taken Saturday 29 April 1978, London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend
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Second view of ex-Southend PD3 CJN439C - looks like taken the same day as the previous photo.
Photo taken Sunday 4 June 1978, Southend
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Ex-Southend PD3 CJN439C in 'sold on' livery and making a return trip to the area to appear at a Southend Rally.
Photo taken Southend
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Southend PD3 339, CJN439C
Photo taken Saturday 13 February 1965, Bournes Green, Southend
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Southend PD3 339, CJN439C
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
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Southend PD3 339, CJN439C, on hire to London Country in 1976
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1976, Harlow Depot
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Southend 339, CJN439C, on hire to London Transport
Photo taken 1975/6
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One of the 1965 batch of Southend PD3s, 339, CJN439C, at Shoebury Common on route 7.
Photo taken Shoebury Common, Southend
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Brand new Southend PD3 340, CJN440C.
Photo taken Saturday 6 March 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
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Southend Corporation PD3 340, CJN440C, a few days after entering service.
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
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Ex-Southend PD3 341, CJN441C, now with W H Fowler & Sons of Holbeach, seen here at the LVVS, Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society, 2002 open day in service on the 'classic bus' park and ride service provided to and from the Museum.
Photo taken Sunday 3 November 2002, LVVS Road Transport Museum, Lincoln
370. CJN441C
Southend PD3 341, CJN441C, is well known as having gone to Lincoln City Transport as a driver trainer. Less well known, perhaps because it retained its Lincoln livery, is the fact that it later went to Luton & District, also as a trainer. Here, as Luton & District 1042, but still in Lincoln livery and also showing its Lincoln fleet number 99, it is parked inside the gloomy confines of Luton Bus Station.
Photo taken Luton Bus Station
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Ex-Southend PD3 341, CJN441C, after withdrawal in 1980 was initially sold into preservation but then in 1987 it passed out of preservation to Lincoln City Transport where it was given the fleet number 99 and used as a driver training vehicle.
Photo taken St. Marks Bus Station, Lincoln
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Southend PD3 341, CJN441C, after withdrawal in 1980 passed into preservation before being sold on in 1987.
Photo taken Southend
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For the hire to London Transport, the Southend PD3s acquired LT running number holders and additional fleet number transfers (in the classic LT positions such as the bonnet side cover). 341, CJN441C, displays these features whilst running in Southend in 1975.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1975, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
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One of the 1965 batch of Southend PD3s, 341, CJN441C, on route 27 at Canvey Eastern Esplanade. This route was a regular haunt of the highbridge PD3s in their later years.
Photo taken Eastern Esplanade, Canvey Island
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Southend PD3 341, CJN441C
Photo taken Southend Airport
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Ex-Southend PD3 CJN441C, with Fowlers of Holbeach Drove.
Photo taken Saturday 6 July 2002, Holbeach Drove, near Crowland
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Southend PD3 CJN441C ended up with Fowler's of Holbeach Drove, while CJN434C was sold into preservation to ENPG member Bob Salmon, before being leased back for a time to Southend Transport as a driver trainer. Both buses are seen together at the Eastern National Preservation Group's 'Topless' rally in Southend in 1995.
Photo taken Sunday 4 June 1995, Southend
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Southend PD3 341, CJN441C, on hire to Cardiff City Transport
Photo taken Saturday 6 August 1977, Cardiff Bus Station
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Southend PD3 341, CJN441C, on hire to Cardiff
Photo taken Tuesday 16 August 1977, Cardiff Bus Station
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Southend PD3 343, CJN443C
Photo taken July 1974, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
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Leyland Atlantean/Park Royal demonstrator KTD551C being tried out by Southend Corporation in mid-1967 - it was given temporary fleet number E8 while in service with Southend.
Photo taken June 1967, London Road, Southend
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Southend Leyland Leopard 208, GJN508D.
Photo taken Sunday 7 March 1971, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
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Southend Leyland Leopard 208, GJN508D, following rebuild in 1977.
Photo taken SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
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Southend Leyland Leopard 208, GJN508D shortly after delivery
Photo taken Sunday 1 May 1966, Bradley Street, Southend
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Rear view of Southend Leyland Leopard 208, GJN508D shortly after delivery.
Photo taken Sunday 1 May 1966, The Blue Boar, Prittlewell, Southend
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Southend Leyland Leopard 209, GJN509D
Photo taken 1966/7, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
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Southend 209, GJN509D, was subsequently restored to original condition and is seen here at the bottom of Chalkwell Avenue on service 68 as part of the open top running day organised by Castle Point Bus Museum in June 2009.
Photo taken June 2009, Chalkwell Avenue, Southend
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Former Southend Marshall bodied Leopard 209, GJN509D, was used for a time as a catering vehicle (note the partly reversed seating) and was in a slightly modified blue and cream livery.
Photo taken 1980s, Southchurch Park, Southend
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Ex-Southend Leyland Leopard 209, GJN509D.
Photo taken 1988, Mangapps Farm, Burnham-on-Crouch
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One of the last regular Southend PD3 operations was on the 27 to Canvey. Here 345, MHJ345F, has just passed the Haystack Corner and is heading for Canvey seafront and the Eastern Esplanade terminus.
Photo taken Saturday 19 March 1977, Canvey Island
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SCT 345, MHJ345F, pulls out of the EN depot/bus station in Southend in the early evening on a run to the far end of Canvey Island, via Hadleigh and Benfleet.
Photo taken Thursday 2 August 1973, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
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Southend PD3 345, MHJ345F, on a peak hour working on the normally OMO route 23A from Eastwood Rise to Leigh Station.
Photo taken Thursday 17 March 1977, Leigh-on-Sea Station, Southend
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One of the three Southend F registration PD3s, 345, MHJ345F, in Chichester Road with another route 7 short working to Shoebury Common.
Photo taken Chichester Road, Southend
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Southend PD3 346, MHJ346F, is seen parked up at the Tickfield Avenue works on July 31st, 1977, awaiting repairs after a minor fire at the rear of the top deck - note the missing windows and blackened interior.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 1977, Tickfield Avenue Works, Southend
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Two of the Southend highbridge PD3s were sold to Transport Services Training and 339, CJN439C, appeared in the livery of this firm at a Southend rally but by the time this photo of the other one, 346, MHJ346F, was taken it had moved on, although its ownership at this time is not known.
Photo taken Epping Station
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Southend PD3 346, MHJ346F
Photo taken Southend
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The Southend buses hired to LT were regularly exchanged as they returned to Southend for maintenance. The hire included the 3 East Lancs bodied PD3s, 345-7, such as 346, MHJ346F, seen here at the southern terminus of the 190.
Photo taken Saturday 7 February 1976, The Tudor Rose, Old Coulsdon, near Croydon
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SCT 346, MHJ346F, pulling out of the Southend EN depot/bus station on an early evening route 1 journey to Rayleigh, seems to be well patronised, if only on the lower deck!
Photo taken Thursday 2 August 1973, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
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Entering the Deeping underpass from the Victoria Station roundabout, Southend 347, MHJ347F, was caught on the 25 on April 17, 1976
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1976, Victoria Circus Underpass, Southend
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Southend buses carried very comprehensive blind sets but occasionally service changes challenged the equipment, as 347, MHJ347F, demonstrates here on the 22C, a sometime variant of the core 22 group from Hullbridge to Shoebury.
Photo taken Friday 1 September 1978, Chichester Road, Southend
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Western Greyhound Leyland PD3 MHJ347F photographed at Depot alongside A30 Summerscourt Cornwall. This bus was purchased by the owner of Western Greyhound as he used to work for Southend Corporation where it was new as 347 in 1967. Hopefully it has survived the fire at the main depot on 13/05/2013
Photo taken Sunday 14 August 2011, Western Greyhound Secondary Depot, Summerscourt, Cornwall
402. MHJ347F
At the very end of their lives with ST, a regular duty for one of Southend's East Lancs PD3s was an early evening peak short on the 6 (then mostly operated by Eastern National) from Central Bus Station to Newington Avenue and back, before going to Rayleigh as a 1. A few weeks before the farewell day 347, MHJ347F, departs from the bus station.
Photo taken Friday 10 July 1981, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
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Leyland PD3/East Lancs 347, MHJ347F, in Southchurch Road.
Photo taken Southchurch Road, Victoria Circus, Southend
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Southend PD3 347, MHJ347F, went to Plymouth Citybus as a driver trainer and is seen here, looking very smart in their red and cream livery, as their 7509 at Milehouse depot.
Photo taken Milehouse Depot, Plymouth
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Southend PD3 347, MHJ347F
Photo taken June 1976, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
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Southend PD3 347, MHJ347F, demonstrates the wide turn needed before the widening of Chichester Road (involving the demolition of some shops in York Road) for buses entering the Bus Station. Marks & Spencerís exterior is little changed nearly 30 years on!
Photo taken Saturday 12 November 1977, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
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This picture shows former Southend PD3 347, MHJ347F, at the North Weald Rally in 1996 - the bus served as a driver trainer for many years with Plymouth Citybus but was then acquired by an Essex preservationist.
Photo taken 1996, North Weald
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Southend Transport 216, MJN216F, Leyland Leopard / East Lancs.
Photo taken June 1974, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
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Southend East Lancs bodied Leopard 217, MJN217F, on route 4A, in its original condition with a large illuminated pay on entry sign across the front. These were later removed and replaced by smaller, more conventional, signs.
Photo taken c.1970, High Street, Shoeburyness
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Southend Leyland Leopard 217, MJN217F.
Photo taken Southend Central Station
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Southend Leyland Leopard 217, MJN217F.
Photo taken Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
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Southend Leyland Leopard 217, MJN217F.
Photo taken May 1975, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
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Southend Transport's 218, Leyland Leopard MJN218F, resting at Central Bus Station between operations on the low-frequency service 12 to Wallasea Island (on the River Crouch) via Stambridge and Canewdon. Notice the 'No Change Given' plaque beneath the nearside wiper - ST journeys could be quite costly if you did not have the correct fare at this period!
Photo taken Sunday 17 September 1978, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
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Southend 218, MJN218F, one of four Leyland Leopard PSU3/1 with East Lancs B51D+21 bodies, brand new when this picture was taken.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, High Street, Rayleigh
415. NLJ828G
In 1984 Southend Transport received two former Hants & Dorset Bristol RELLs on loan from Ensign. Allocated fleet numbers 301 and 302, 301, NLJ828G, seen here remained in NBC dual purpose livery but 302 was repainted into ST colours.
Photo taken Tuesday 15 May 1984, Stonebridge
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The second of the ex Hants & Dorset Bristol RELLs on loan from Ensign, 302, NLJ829G, is seen at Southchurch, White Horse. Unlike sister 301, this bus was in ST colours and by the time this picture was taken, had acquired ST fleetnames as well (301 never did).
Photo taken Tuesday 15 May 1984, The White Horse, Southchurch, Southend
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Southend Transport 302, NLJ829G, Bristol RELL6G / ECW DP50F. New in March 1969 to Hants & Dorset as their number 840, to Southend in April 1984, initially on hire but then purchased. Withdrawn in 1986.
Photo taken May 1985, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
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Former Southend Fleetline 372, WJN372J, in service with Applebys on the Scarborough sea front open top service.
Photo taken Thursday 16 August 1990, Sandside, South Bay, Scarborough
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Surprisingly, many of Southend's first (J reg.) batch of Fleetlines had second lives after leaving Southend. 348, WJN348J, stayed in the Southend area, being used by Rochford Leisure to provide transport between various community centre.
Photo taken Southend
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Another of the first batch of Southend's Fleetlines, 348, WJN348J, on route 9 for Eastwood Rise. It is in Eastwoodbury Lane passing the Saxon built Eastwood Church, visible on the left.
Photo taken Eastwoodbury Lane, Southend
421. WJN348J
Southend Fleetline WJN348J was sold on locally in January 1983 for use as the Rochford Leisure bus, serving Clements Hall Leisure Centre. Long gone now, 348 is seen here at a Southend Rally.
Photo taken Southchurch Park, Southend
422. WJN348J
First of a series of shots of ex-Southend Fleetline WJN348J, now in New Zealand.
Photo taken March 2004, Napier, New Zealand
423. WJN348J
Still in use in Napier is ex-Southend Fleetline 348, WJN348J.
Photo taken Saturday 28 November 2009, Napier, New Zealand
424. WJN349J
Southend Fleetline 349, WJN349J, outside Leigh Station on a 23a to Eastwood Rise in mid 1984. This is one of the withdrawn vehicles reinstated during the 1984 rail strike.
Photo taken mid 1984, Leigh-on-Sea Station, Southend
425. WJN350J
Southend Fleetline 350, WJN350J, in Southend Central Bus Station on a 7a to Lower Hockley, Dome in mid 1984. This is one of the withdrawn vehicles reinstated during the 1984 rail strike.
Photo taken mid 1984, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
426. WJN351J
Southend 351, WJN351J, a Daimler Fleetline CRL6 from 1971 with Northern Counties H49/31D bodywork.
Photo taken October 1979, Prebend Row, Darlington
427. WJN352J
Southend Fleetline 352, WJN352J, heads a line of Fleetlines waiting outside Stratford station on a rail emergency service. Two inspectors, one probably Southend, the other LT, supervise operations.
Photo taken London Stratford Station
428. WJN352J
Pennine Blue buses 8052, WJN352J, a former Southend Daimler Fleetline seen departing Stockport Bus Station. Pennine Blue were one of many Manchester independent operators and were ultimately taken over by First Potteries.
Photo taken Monday 23 July 1990, Stockport Bus Station
429. WJN352J
South Notts Fleetline 118, WJN352J, which was formerly Southend Corporation 352.
Photo taken Monday 4 April 1983, Canal Street, Nottingham
430. WJN353J
Southend 353, WJN353J, a Daimler Fleetline CRL6 from 1971 with Northern Counties H49/31D bodywork on hire to Darlington.
Photo taken October 1979, Tubwell Row, Darlington
431. WJN353J
Southend Fleetline 353, WJN353J, in Southend Central Bus Station on a 4 to Landwick in mid 1984. This is one of the withdrawn vehicles reinstated during the 1984 rail strike.
Photo taken mid 1984, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
432. WJN353J
Southend Fleetline 353, WJN353J, went to South Notts in 1983 as their 115. Here it stands in Loughborough Bus Station on their Nottingham-Gotham-Loughborough service.
Photo taken 1980s, Loughborough Bus Station
433. WJN354J
Southend Fleetline 354, WJN354J, (or at least its rear half!), now the Colchester Playbus, in the Colchester Corporation depot. This is the original livery of this vehicle.
Photo taken Colchester Depot
434. WJN354J
Southend Fleetline 354, WJN354J, and another Fleetline stand outside a very wet Shenfield station on rail replacement duty.
Photo taken Shenfield Station
435. WJN354J
Former Southend Fleetline WJN354J was 'sold on' in 1983 to the Colchester Playbus Association and is seen here early on a gloomy January morning parked in a country lane on the outskirts of Colchester.
Photo taken January 1992, outskirts of Colchester
436. WJN355J
Southend Fleetline 355, WJN355J, now with Hams Travel of Flimwell, parked on the Embankment in London.
Photo taken London Victoria Embankment
437. WJN356J
Southend Fleetline 356, WJN356J, now in its allover advertising livery for Victoria Circus Shopping Precinct, near the top of Prittlewell Hill on a 7 to Shoeburyness Elm Road.
Photo taken Prittlewell Hill, Southend
438. WJN356J
Southend Fleetline 356, WJN356J, went to Fords of Althorne for use on school contracts and their market days service, probably reaching Southend in service on the latter (its successor, a later Southend Fleetline, certainly did).
Photo taken 1980s, Southchurch Park, Southend
439. WJN356J
Southend Fleetline 356, WJN356J, in its original condition with blue roof, heads down Pier Hill on a 7 to Shoeburyness Elm Road.
Photo taken Pier Hill, Southend
440. WJN357J
Southend Fleetline 357, WJN357J, in the yard of the Safeway store at Eastwood in mid 1984 which at that time this was the terminus of service 9a. This is one of the withdrawn vehicles reinstated during the 1984 rail strike.
Photo taken mid 1984, Safeway Store, Eastwood, Southend
441. WJN358J
Southend Fleetline 358, WJN358J, now in its allover advertising livery for Circus Tavern, in Fairfax Drive on a 29 to Southend Pier Hill.
Photo taken Fairfax Drive, Southend
442. WJN358J
Southend Fleetline 358, WJN358J
Photo taken 1973, Odeon, High Street, near Southend Central Station
443. WJN358J
Southend Fleetline 358, WJN358J seen here in this colourful overall advertising livery by Wheatley Taverns, promoting Circus Tavern, which it carried from November 1973 to January 1976.
Photo taken Monday 28 October 1974, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
444. WJN358J
Southend Fleetline 358, WJN358J, heads down Pier Hill on a 7 to Southend Kursaal. It is in fleet livery, prior to receiving an allover advertising livery for Circus Tavern.
Photo taken Pier Hill, Southend
445. WJN359J
Southend Fleetline 359, WJN359J, from the first batch of 26 delivered to Southend in 1971, seen at the Blue Boar, Prittlewell in usually harsh weather for South Essex
Photo taken Thursday 13 January 1977, The Blue Boar, Prittlewell, Southend
446. WJN359J
Former Southend Fleetline 359, WJN359J, went to Colman's of Norwich (of mustard fame) as a publicity vehicle. Here it has returned to Southend, perhaps for maintenance, and is parked in London Road garage.
Photo taken 1980s, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
447. WJN361J
Southend Fleetline 361, WJN361J, at the temporary terminus of the 9a outside the warehouse of Nurdin & Peacock off Eastwoodbury Lane. Buses terminated here for a short time during major road works further along Eastwodbury Lane.
Photo taken Eastwoodbury Lane, Southend
448. WJN361J
Former Southend Fleetline 361, WJN361J (along with 365) went to Hams Travel of Flimwell, Kent. Here it heads east along the north side of Trafalgar Square, London, probably with a party outing.
Photo taken 1980s, London Trafalgar Square
449. WJN361J
Former Southend Fleetline 361, WJN361J with Hams Travel of Flimwell, Kent.
Photo taken 1980s
450. WJN362J
Former Southend Fleetline 362, WJN362J, was one of two which went to Eagre of Gainsborough. Note that the front grill has been somewhat altered.
Photo taken 1980s, Eagre yard, Gainsborough
451. WJN362J
Southend Fleetline 362, WJN362J, outside Leigh Station on a 23a to Eastwood Rise. Note the orange panel advertising the X1 below the drivers window.
Photo taken Leigh-on-Sea Station, Southend
452. WJN362J
As well as PD3s, six Southend Fleetlines were hired to Cardiff City Transport in 1977, including 362, WJN362J.
Photo taken Tuesday 16 August 1977, Cardiff Bus Station
453. WJN362J
A rear view of a very new Southend Fleetline 362, WJN362J.
Photo taken 1971, High Street, near Southend Central Station
454. WJN363J
A rear view of Southend Fleetline 363, WJN363J, in original condition with blue roof, in Southend Central Station Approach on a 4. Note the number only blind box at the rear.
Photo taken early 1970s, Southend Central Station
455. WJN363J
Southend Corporation 363, WJN363J, Daimler Fleetline / NCME.
Photo taken July 1972, Seafront, Southend
456. WJN364J
Southend Fleetline 364, WJN364J, heads a line of RTs in the close of work exodus from the Lesney factory in Rochford. Note the orange panel advertising the X1 below the drivers window.
Photo taken Lesney factory, Rochford
457. WJN364J
Southend Fleetline 364, WJN364J, on route 66 to Shoebury Common, soon after the bus station opened.
Photo taken Sunday 26 May 1974, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
458. WJN364J
A location which was (and still is) rural was South Fambridge, down by the River Crouch. It had a minimal service (originally Westcliff 11, later 13) on route 7B. Here Southend Fleetline 364, WJN364J, turns in the yard of the Anchor Hotel before returning to Southend Central Station.
Photo taken South Fambridge, Rochford
459. WJN365J
Southend took delivery of the first Fleetlines in 1971. Due to a misunderstanding, they arrived with blue roofs much to the annoyance of a certain DSG. This is 365, WJN365J, attracting attention after arrival at London road garage.
Photo taken c.May 1971, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
460. WJN365J
Southend Fleetline 365, WJN365J, at Leigh Elm Hotel on a Boxing Day 400 to London Kings Cross. Another Fleetline, 367, follows as a relief. It was relatively unusual for the 1971 Fleetlines to be used on these Boxing Day services, which at that time normally used 1972 vehicles.
Photo taken Elm Hotel, Leigh-on-Sea
461. WJN366J
Southend Fleetline 366, WJN366J, in its original condition with blue roof, at the roundabout outside Victoria Station on a 7b to Southend Pier Hill.
Photo taken 1970s, Victoria Circus, Southend
462. WJN366J
Southend Fleetline - looks like 366, WJN366J - in a scrapyard in Carlton.
Photo taken 1995, Carlton
463. WJN366J
Southend Fleetline 366, WJN366J, at Leigh Elm Hotel on a Boxing Day 400 for Southend Central Station.
Photo taken 1970s, Elm Hotel, Leigh-on-Sea
464. WJN367J
Southend Corporation 367, WJN367J, Daimler Fleetline / NCME.
Photo taken July 1973, Victoria Circus Underpass, Southend
465. WJN367J
Former Southend Fleetline 367, WJN367J, also went to Eagre and is seen here at Gainsborough Bus Station. Again, the front grill has been altered and the centre exit removed.
Photo taken 1980s, Gainsborough Bus Station
466. WJN368J
Southend 368, WJN368J, later returned nearer home, when it was acquired by Castle Point of Hadleigh. Seen here in Romford in November 1989 picking up what looks like a party of senior citizens who have been looking for bargains in Romford Market.
Photo taken Wednesday 15 November 1989, St. Edwards Way, London Romford
467. WJN368J
Southend 368, WJN368J, one of three Fleetlines (the others were 378 and 380) which went to City of Oxford and seen here in the centre of Oxford on the Park & Ride service in March 1987.
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 1987, Cornmarket Street, Oxford
468. WJN368J
Southend Fleetline 368, WJN368J, outside the Plough and Sail at Paglesham on a 10.
Photo taken Paglesham, Rochford
469. WJN368J
Ex-Southend Fleetline WJN368J with S&M coaches, in the late 1980's once it returned from Oxford... Now this bus is reported alive and well in Auckland, New Zealand as a tourist bus
470. WJN370J
Southend open top Fleetline 370, WJN370J, outside the Kursaal on a 67 to Shoeburyness East Beach in May 1986. It displays the "Diverted via Special Route" blind, but this is not Carnival Day, which is in August. More likely Air Show Day, when the Sea Front Services are also disrupted. However, it looks as if the wrong destination is shown as it appears to be heading west, rather than east towards Shoebury!
Photo taken Monday 26 May 1986, Kursaal, Southend
471. WJN370J
Southed Fleetline 370, WJN370J, when new at the stand opposite the Kursaal on a 7 to Hockley Station.
Photo taken c.1971, Kursaal, Southend
472. WJN370J
Another rural location, the Sutton Schools terminus of route 9b, with Southend Fleetline 370, WJN370J, waiting to return to Southend Central Bus Station.
Photo taken Sutton Schools, Southend
473. WJN371J
Southend open top Fleetline 901 (old 371) WJN371J, in the blue and white livery it carried at the end of its life. Parked in the depot in January 1990, apparently withdrawn and cannibalised.
Photo taken January 1990, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
474. WJN371J
Southend open top Fleetline 371, WJN371J, on a 67 for Shoeburyness East Beach in Alexandra Street on a Carnival Day diversion on 10th August 1985. Note the "Diverted via Special Route" blind.
Photo taken Saturday 10 August 1985, High Street, Southend
475. WJN372J
A second view of a very new Southend Fleetline 372, WJN372J.
Photo taken 1971, Hockley Spa
476. WJN372J
Former Southend Fleetline 372, WJN372J, converted to open-top in 1980, and seen here later with Applebys.
Photo taken Foreshore Road, Scarborough
477. WJN372J
Southend Fleetline 372, WJN372J, looking very new and shiny.
Photo taken 1971, Kursaal, Southend
478. WJN373J
Southend open top Fleetline 903 (old 373), WJN373J, in its final blue and white livery, near the Kursaal on a 67 for Shoeburyness East Beach in August 1988.
Photo taken Sunday 14 August 1988, Kursaal, Southend
479. WJN373J
Southend open top Fleetline 373, WJN373J, in the revised livery it carried for the 1987 season only. It has just passed the top of Seaway coach park on a 67 to Highlands Thames Drive on 25th May 1987. The "Diverted via Special Route" blind is displayed, but it is not Carnival Day, probably Air Show Day.
Photo taken Monday 25 May 1987, Seaway, Southend
480. WJN373J
Southend open top Fleetline 373, WJN373J, on Marine Parade east of the Kursaal on a 68 to Shoeburyness East Beach in June 1986.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1986, Marine Parade, Southend
481. WJN373J
Former Southend Fleetline 373, WJN373J, converted to open-top in 1980, and seen here later with Applebys
Photo taken Foreshore Road, Scarborough
482. WJN373J
The first batch of Fleetlines was delivered in 1971 and these were to be Southend's standard new double decker for the next ten years. An error by the builders resulted in some of this first batch having the roofs painted blue, instead of the correct cream. One of the vehicles with blue roofs, 373, WJN373J, is at Thorpe Bay Corner on route 8.
Photo taken Thorpe Bay Corner, Southend
483. WJN3??J
Another ex-Southend Fleetline with S&M of Benfleet, but derelict and in use as a store
Photo taken c.1990
484. GHJ375L
Southend Fleetline 375, GHJ375L at Southend Central Bus Station on a 7 to Shoeburyness Sportsman.
Photo taken early 1980s, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
485. GHJ376L
Southend Fleetline 376, GHJ376L, when fairly new in Southend Central Bus Station on a short working of the 12 to Rochford Town Centre. A Fleetline of the 1971 batch with blue roof stands behind it on the 9.
Photo taken 1970s, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
486. GHJ377L
Southend Corporation 377, GHJ377L, Daimler Fleetline / NCME.
Photo taken July 1973, Seafront, Southend
487. GHJ378
Southend Fleetline 378, GHJ378L, outside Wickford station with a Boxing Day 251 to Southend Central Bus Station.
Photo taken 1970s, Wickford Station
488. GHJ378L
Southend Fleetline 378, GHJ378L, as refurbished by Southend Transport, outside Leigh station on a 23 to Eastwood Belgrave Road. Note the modified livery with black window surrounds.
Photo taken Leigh-on-Sea Station, Southend
489. GHJ378L
Southend Fleetline 378, GHJ378L, with Kime of Folkingham
Photo taken c.1991/2, Folkingham, near Sleaford
490. GHJ379L
Southend Fleetline 379, GHJ379L, at Pier Hill on a Boxing Day 2 to Romford St. Edwards Way.
Photo taken Pier Hill, Southend
491. GHJ380L
From 1971 onwards, Southend Transport operated special services on Boxing Day, including routes outside their normal area. For a number of years this included an hourly operation to Wickford over part of ENOC's famous 251 route. 380, GHJ380L, waits to leave Central Bus Station on Boxing Day 1974.
Photo taken Thursday 26 December 1974, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
492. GHJ380L
Southend Fleetline 380, GHJ380L, on a private hire returning from the Derby, passes Balham railway station.
Photo taken Balham Station
493. GHJ380L
Southend Fleetline 380, GHJ380L, as refurbished by Southend Transport, at Rayleigh station on an 8 to Southend Central Bus Station. Note the modified livery with black window surrounds.
Photo taken Rayleigh Station
494. GHJ380L
Former Southend Fleetline 380, GHJ380L, now City of Oxford 380, in the centre of Oxford on a 2B to Kidlington.
Photo taken Cornmarket Street, Oxford
495. GHJ381
Southend Fleetline 381, GHJ381L, as refurbished by Southend Transport, leaves Central Bus Station on a 8 for Rayleigh Station. Note the modified livery with black window surrounds and, unique to this bus, the much larger size crest.
Photo taken Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
496. GHJ382L
Some of the second (L reg.) batch of Southend Fleetlines also had second lives. Here completely anonymous 382, GHJ382L, is with Jubilee of Stevenage on what looks like a party outing in Maidstoneís rather gloomy bus station.
Photo taken 1980s, Maidstone Bus Station
497. GHJ382L
From 1971 onwards, Southend Transport operated special services on Boxing Day, including routes outside their normal area. The most successful by far of the out of area routes was the 400 to Kings Cross, running every two hours over the normally ENOC operated route. It was always operated by the newest double deckers in the fleet, such as 382, GHJ382L, seen here and sometimes required duplication - helped by the absence of any train services from Southend to London on Boxing Day!
Photo taken Sunday 26 December 1976, on layover between 400 journeys, York Way, London Kings Cross
498. GHJ382L
Southend Fleetline 382, GHJ382L, as refurbished by Southend Transport, in Central Bus Station on a 12 to Wallasey Island. Note the modified livery with black window surrounds.
Photo taken Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
499. GHJ382L
Southend Fleetline 382, GHJ382L, runs round the Kings Cross one way system as it arrives with a Boxing Day 400.
Photo taken Gray's Inn Road, London Kings Cross
500. GHJ382L
Southend Fleetline 382, GHJ382L, as refurbished by Southend Transport, parked in Central Bus Station. Note the modified livery with black window surrounds.
Photo taken Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
501. GHJ383L
Southend Fleetline 383, GHJ383L, apparently not refurbished but still with the modified livery with black window surrounds. Seen at the Anne Boleyn, Rochford, turning off on its way to Sutton Schools on a 9B. Despite this the blind shows Southend Central Bus Station!
Photo taken The Anne Boleyn, Rochford
502. GHJ383L
Southend Fleetline 383, GHJ383L, leaves Pier Hill terminus with a 29 to Eastwood Belgrave Road. In the background are Southend PD3 336 on the 3A and an Eastern National FLF6LX on the 2, looks like 2919, AEV813F.
Photo taken Pier Hill, Southend
503. GHJ384L
ex-Southend Fleetline 384, GHJ384L, with Glantawe Coaches of Pontardawe, a Welsh village in the Swansea valley. It was photographed around 1998 providing a free bus service to Clydach market in another village in the valley, but nearer to Swansea.
Photo taken c. 1998
504. GHJ384L
Southend 384, GHJ384L, on the infrequent 7A service from Lower Hockley, Dome Caravan Site to Southend.
Photo taken Saturday 19 March 1977, Lower Road, Ashingdon, near Rochford
505. GHJ384L
Another of Southend's second (L reg.) batch of Fleetlines, 384, GHJ384L, also with Jubilee of Stevenage, at Stevenage Bus Station on one of their local routes.
Photo taken 1980s, Stevenage Bus Station
506. GHJ384L
Former Southend Corporation Daimler Fleetline 384, GHJ384L, a 1972 delivery with Northern Counties body in use as a tourist information office at Leicester Forest motorway services
Photo taken August 2000, Leicester Forest Motorway Services
507. GHJ385L
Southend Fleetline 385, GHJ385L, as refurbished by Southend Transport, parked in Central Bus Station between duties on the 1.
Photo taken Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
508. GHJ385L
One of Southend's second batch of Fleetlines, 385, GHJ385L, went to Filers of Ilfracombe, from the sticker in the blind box, for use on school services. It it here at their depot still in Southend livery apart from the bare patch where an irrelevant advert has presumably been removed.
Photo taken 1980s, Ilfracombe
509. GHJ385L
Southend Fleetline 385, GHJ385L, at the Bell Hotel on a Boxing Day 11 returning to Southend Victoria Circus.
Photo taken Bell Hotel, Southend
510. JEH179K
Southend Transport 303, JEH179K. New to Potteries Motor Traction Company, 179, in January 1972. To City of Oxford Motor Services (679) in the 80s, then to Southend c.1986.
Photo taken June 1986, Southend
511. GHJ377L
Southend Fleetline 377, GHJ377L, seen in the aftermath of a collision with one of the Southend Leopards which rolled down the station approach, allowing it to cross the High Street and into 377. Despite being a busy Saturday, there was no traffic passing as the Leopard rolled across the road.
Photo taken Saturday 9 March 1974, High Street, Southend
512. JTD387P
Seen at work with Appleby is former Southend Daimler Fleetline 387, JTD 387P, a 1975 example with Northern Counties body and Leyland engine.
Photo taken 1991, Corner Cafe, North Bay, Scarborough
513. JTD389P
Three P reg. Southend Fleetlines went to Ensign for use on their service 348 from Romford, which required low height vehicles. Here 389, JTD389P, as Ensign 589, enters Lakeside Bus Station on the 348.
Photo taken Lakeside Bus Station, Thurrock
514. JTD390P
This former Southend Open Top Fleetline, JTD390P, was seen in the yard of Trevor Wigley, the Carlton breaker/dealer, in early August 2000
Photo taken August 2000, Carlton
515. JTD393P
Former Southend Fleetline 393, JTD393P, later passed from Ensign to R&I Buses at Milton Keynes and it is seen here near the bus station of that town, presumably (if the card in the windscreen is to be believed) on route 420.
Photo taken Milton Keynes
516. JTD393P
Former Southend Fleetline 393, JTD393P, was another with Ensign, as their 593. Here it is parked in the bus park alongside Romford station (which is in the background) perhaps while working on a rail replacement service.
Photo taken London Romford Station
517. JTD394P
The third of Ensign's ex-Southend Fleetlines, 394, JTD394P, as Ensign 594. It is approaching Romford station on the 348.
Photo taken South Street, London Romford
518. JTD395P
Ex-Southend Fleetline JTD395P, now owned by Canvey Museum and under restoration in the work shop. Best shot I could get!
Photo taken Saturday 3 December 2011, Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
519. JTD397P
An unusual working for Southend Fleetline 397, JTD397P, on a 67 for Highlands Boulevard. This is clearly going via a diverted route as otherwise he would get stuck under the pier bridge!
Photo taken Kursaal, Southend
520. JTD397P
Southend Fleetline JTD397P was sold on to Ensignbus who operated it as their 597, then sold it for scrap - it is seen here in the muddy yard of PVS Barnsley
Photo taken c1996, PVS Barnsley
521. KUC949P
Southend Transport 319, KUC949P, Daimler Fleetline/MCCW, ex-London Transport DMS1949, new in 1975 and to Southend in 1984.
Photo taken May 1985, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
522. KUC949P
A second shot taken in the snow in January 1987, this one of Southend 319, KUC949P
Photo taken Tuesday 13 January 1987, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
523. JTD387P
Former Southend Fleetline 387, JTD387P, went to Applebys, by whom it was converted to open top. It is seen here on their sea front service at Scarborough.
Photo taken 1980s, Foreshore Road, Scarborough
524. JTD395P
Southend Transport 395, Daimler Fleetline CRL6-33 JTD395P with Northern Counties H49/31D body, basks in the sun. A little damage to the body bottom below the fuel tank filler is evident.
Photo taken Monday 7 May 1979, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
525. JTD395P
Southend Transport 395, Daimler Fleetline CRL6-33 JTD395P with Northern Counties H49/31D body, basks in the sun.
Photo taken Monday 7 May 1979, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
526. JTD395P
Former Southend 395, JTD395P, Daimler Fleetline with NCME body new in 1976 converted to open top, seen here parked awaiting next turn of duty to Paignton Zoo.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 2007, Avenue Road, Torquay
527. UTD203T
In common with other vehicles purchased for the coach fleet, Leyland Leopard UTD203T, Southend Transport 203, was often employed on local, low-frequency rural scheduled services, such as here on route 12 to Wallasea Island via Stambridge and Canewdon. At Wallasea it connected with the privately-run boat ferry to Burnham-on-Crouch.
Photo taken Monday 7 May 1979, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
528. XTE227V
With all the worries about global warming, a reminder of what we are missing! Southend 227, XTE227V, seen in January 1987, at the start of what would have been a difficult journey to Shoeburyness via the narrow roads around Great Wakering
Photo taken Tuesday 13 January 1987, Southchurch Road, Southend
529. XTE230V
Another sad sight - a former Southend Fleetline (believe to be 230 - XTE230V) seen in the yard of Hardwick (breaker), Carlton.
Photo taken August 2000, Carlton
530. MRJ233W
Former Southend Leyland Fleetline 233 MRJ233W, now restored by Ensign, in single-door format. At Lakeside Bus Station during the Ensign Vintage Running Day.
Photo taken Saturday 7 December 2013, Lakeside Bus Station, Thurrock
531. XTE228V
Ex-Southend Daimler Fleetline XTE228V, apparently available for preservation if anyone wants to take up the challenge.
Photo taken Tuesday 15 August 2006, Bradford
532. MRJ231W
One of two shots of former Southend Transport 231, MRJ231W, a Northern Counties bodied Leyland Fleetline, in use as a mobile exhibition unit for a company selling electrical goods.
Photo taken Wednesday 4 August 2010, Thornton le Dale Country Show
533. MRJ231W
One of two shots of former Southend Transport 231, MRJ231W, a Northern Counties bodied Leyland Fleetline, in use as a mobile exhibition unit for a company selling electrical goods.
Photo taken Wednesday 4 August 2010, Thornton le Dale Country Show
534. MRJ233W
Former Southend Transport Fleetline MRJ233W, preserved by Stephensons. Seen at Shoeburyness East Beach on route 14 on the special running day held on September 1st.
Photo taken Saturday 1 September 2007, East Beach, Shoeburyness
535. MRJ233W
One of Southend's W reg. Fleetlines, 233, MRJ233W, is now with Stephenson's of Essex and has been restored by them to Southend livery. It is seen here at Shoebury East Beach on service 7 as part of the Southend Running Day on 1st January 2010.
Photo taken Friday 1 January 2010, East Beach, Shoeburyness
536. MRJ241W
Former Southend Transport Daimler Fleetline MRJ241W, their next to last new delivery in 1981.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 March 2013, St Paul's Church, Weston-super-Mare