SCT '61 Photo Index
South Yorkshire
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1. DYG53
An annual event in Birmingham was during my University days - The Newhall Street Traction Engine Rally held in conjunction with The Birmingham Science Museum - a proper science museum - none of this virtual museum or touch screens. A museum where you could see and learn so much. The Rally expanded over the years to include other road transport. It was held on a Sunday and the vehicles did a procession around the local streets, which were all closed, and back to Newhall Street including the traction engines. Here is a half cab from South Yorkshire fleet number 57, DYG53, a 1940 Albion Valkyrie CX13 with a C33F 1950 Burlingham body fitted in 1957.
Photo taken Sunday 18 June 1972
2. DYG53
South Yorkshire DYG53, a 1940 Albion Valkyrie CX13, rebodied in October 1957 with a 33 seat Burlingham body that was supplied new in 1950 on JWT112, an Albion CX39 which in turn was rebodied as a double decker.
Photo taken Sunday 3 August 2008, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate
3. DYG53
South Yorkshire 57, DYG53, a 1940 Albion Valkyrie CX13 with a C33F 1950 Burlingham body fitted in 1957. This bus has a complex history of rebodying involving other vehicles!
Photo taken Monday 29 August 2011, Seaburn Show Field, Sunderland
4. DYG53
Offside view of South Yorkshire 57, DYG53, a 1940 Albion Valkyrie CX13 with a C33F 1950 Burlingham body fitted in 1957.
Photo taken Monday 29 August 2011, Seaburn Show Field, Sunderland
5. DYG53
South Yorkshire Motor Services 57 is the well-loved 1940 Albion Valkyrie CX13 with a 1950 Burlingham C33F Burlingham body fitted in 1957.
Photo taken Sunday 10 August 1969, Harrogate Exhibition Hall car park
6. EWT956
South Yorkshire Motors 53, EWT956, seen in Leeds Central Bus Station, was a Daimler CWA6 with Brush UL27/26R body, new in 1944.
Photo taken Saturday 6 April 1957, Leeds Central Bus Station
7. GWT630
South Yorkshire Motors 61, GWT630, was an Albion CX13 with Burlingham C33F body new in 1947 and is seen here behind the garage in Pontefract.
Photo taken Saturday 8 September 1956, Pontefract Garage
8. GWT630
Preserved South Yorkshire Motors 61, GWT630, is an Albion CX13 with a Burllingham C33F body from 1947.
Photo taken Sunday 5 May 1968, A23, South of Crawley
9. GWT630
A fine line up of South Yorkshire Albions. Nearest the camera is GWT630 a 1947 Burlingham CX13, in the middle is 57, DYG53, a 1940 Valkyrie CX13 with a post war Burlingham body The body came from the last member of the trio 81, TWY8, a 1950 Albion Valiant CX39N originally registered JWT112, rebodied as a lowbridge decker by Roe and re-registered.
Photo taken Saturday 13 October 2012, Pudsey
10. GWT631
South Yorkshire Motors 56 and 81, GWT631 and TWY8, are seen in the Central Bus Station in Leeds. 56 was a Strachan L27/28R bodied Albion CX19 whilst 81 was the Roe L27/26RD rebodied single-deck Albion CX39N chassis.
Photo taken Monday 15 September 1958, Leeds Central Bus Station
11. GWT630
South Yorkshire of Pontefract were keen Albion users for many years. 61, GWT630, dates from 1948 and is a Burlingham bodied Albion Valkyrie CX13.
Photo taken Saturday 13 October 2012, Pudsey
12. GWT630
South Yorkshire bought this Albion Valkyrie CX13, GWT630, in 1948 and fitted a Burlingham coach body. Now fully restored it is seen at the Aire Vally Running Day.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 2009, Bolton Abbey Station
13. TWY8
South Yorkshire 81, TWY8, an Albion Valiant CX39N was originally a 1949 coach. In 1958 it was rebodied as a lowbridge decker by Roe in which guise it is seen here.
Photo taken 1969, Leeds Central Bus Station
14. JWR875
South Yorkshire 72, JWR875, was an Albion Venturer CX37S with a Strachan L55R body dating from 1950.
Photo taken 1965, Horse Fair, Pontefract
15. TWY8
South Yorkshire bought this Albion Valiant CX39N as a coach with a Burlingham body in 1950. In 1958 the chassis was used as the basis for a new Roe bodied double decker which became 81, TWY8, in the South Yorkshire fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 19 September 2010, Meadowhall, Sheffield
16. TWY8
South Yorkshire 81, TWY8, a 1950 Albion Valiant CX39N rebodied in 1958 with a Roe L27/26RD body
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 2012, Pontefract Bus Station
17. TWY8
South Yorkshire Motors 81, TWY8, a 1950 Albion Valiant CX39N rebodied in 1958 with an L27/26RD body by Roe in Pontefract Bus Station. Taken towards the end TWY's working days in June 1970, it was saved for preservation.
Photo taken Saturday 13 June 1970, Pontefract Bus Station
18. TWY8
South Yorkshire Motors 81, TWY8, is the now-preserved Albion CX39N dating from 1950. It started life as a Burlingham bodied coach numbered 57 and was rebodied in 1958 with a Roe L27/26RD body.
Photo taken c.1966, Leeds Central Bus Station
19. TWY8
South Yorkshire 81, TWY8, is the unique and much loved Albion, and is seen en-route from Manchester to Harrogate during the Trans-Pennine Rally.
Photo taken August 1976, Bradford Road/Ilkley Road, Otley
20. TWY8
Making a hasty exit from Marsh Gate Bus Station at Doncaster is South Yorkshire 81, TWY8, the Albion CX39N which started life as a Burlingham bodied coach numbered 57 and was rebodied in 1958 with a Roe L27/26RD body.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, Marsh Gate Bus Station, Doncaster
21. TWY8
South Yorkshire Motors, Pontefract 81, TWY8, seen here at Madeira Drive, Brighton carried a Roe L27/26RD body after rebodying in 1958. The Albion CX39N had been new to South Yorkshire as JWT112 in 1950 when it carried fleet number 57 and a Burlingham C33F body.
Photo taken Sunday 6 May 1973, Madeira Drive, Brighton
22. KWU979
South Yorkshire 74, KWU979, a Leyland PD2/12 with Leyland lowbridge body, new in 1951. It was withdrawn in 1973 after an accident.
Photo taken Saturday 7 August 1965, Duke Street, Leeds
23. KWU979
South Yorkshire, Pontefract 74, KWU979, seen arriving into Leeds Central Bus Station, was a Leyland PD2/12 with a Leyland L27/26R body.
Photo taken Monday 2 April 1956, Leeds Central Bus Station
24. KWY223
South Yorkshire Motors 75, KWY223, a Leyland Titan PD2/12 with Leyland L53R body, new in 1951.
Photo taken Saturday 12 September 1970, Wakefield Road, Ackworth
25. KWY223
South Yorkshire 75, KWY223, a Leyland PD2/12 with a Leyland L27/26R body was seen in Pontefract Bus Station.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Pontefract Bus Station
26. OWR264
77, OWR264, is one of South Yorkshire's splendid pair of Bond-bodied PD2s and is seen in the wash at the new depot to which South Yorkshire had moved about the end of 1973. The sole surviving Leyland-bodied PD2 75 can just be seen, along with a Ford Transit van.
Photo taken Saturday 25 May 1974, Pontefract Depot
27. OWR265
South Yorkshire 78, OWR265, was one of two Leyland PD2/20s with rare Bond L53R bodywork, purchased in 1954.
Photo taken 1965, Horse Fair, Pontefract
28. OWR265
South Yorkshire 78, OWR265, a Leyland PD2/20 with a Bond L27/26RD body was seen in Pontefract.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Pontefract
29. OWR265
One of two with Bond L27/26RD bodies new in 1955, South Yorkshire Motors 78, OWR265, a Leyland PD2/20 is seen in Pontefract Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 26 July 1969, Pontefract Bus Station
30. OWR265
South Yorkshire chose the small firm Lancashire firm of Bond Brothers to build a pair of Leyland Titans in 1955. Seen in Leeds is 78, OWR265, a Leyland Titan PD2/20.
Photo taken Saturday 21 August 1971, Leeds Central Bus Station
31. OWR265
South Yorkshire Leyland Titan 78, OWR265, a Leyland PD2/20 with a Bond L27/26RD body, one of a pair new in early 1955.
Photo taken 1972, Leeds Central Bus Station
32. TWY6
A pair of South Yorkshire Road Transport Leyland Titans await their next journey at Pontefract bus station. 79, TWY6, is an enclosed radiator Leyland Titan PD2/30 with a Park Royal lowbridge bodywork and dates from 1957. Parked next to 79 is 74, KWU979, a 1950 Leyland Titan PD2/12 with Leyland bodywork
Photo taken January 1968, Pontefract Bus Station
33. TWY6
Seen in Leeds Bus Station is South Yorkshire, Pontefract 79, TWY6, a Park Royal L27/26RD bodied Leyland PD2/20.
Photo taken Saturday 5 September 1959, Leeds Bus Station
34. TWY7
South Yorkshire 80, TWY7, a Leyland PD2/20 with Park Royal L27/26RD bodywork which was new in 1957. After withdrawal it was re-registered NNW985A and used for driver-training. It ended up at RAF Coltishall in a rather sorry state but was only scrapped within the last five years.
Photo taken c. 1973, Pontefract Bus Station
35. TWY7
South Yorkshire 80, TWY7, one of two Park Royal L27/26RD bodied Leyland PD2/20s new in December 1957 seen arriving in Leeds Bus Station on the service from Doncaster.
Photo taken Sunday 23 March 1958, Leeds Central Bus Station
36. TWY7
South Yorkshire 80, TWY7, was one of two Park Royal L27/26RD bodied Leyland PD2/20s dating from 1957.
Photo taken circa 1967, Station Road, Selby
37. 2600WW
Pontefract based South Yorkshire Motors 83, 2600WW, one of a pair of Leyland PD3/1s with Roe L31/32RD body, new in 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 7 August 1965, Duke Street, Leeds
38. 2600WW
South Yorkshire 83, 2600WW, one of a pair of Leyland PD3/1s with Roe L31/32RD body, new in 1960.
Photo taken June 1972, Barnsley Bus Station
39. 390CWT
South Yorkshire bought their first Atlantean in 1963. This was 84, 390CWT, which carried Waymann lowbridge body.
Photo taken Saturday 13 June 1970, Leeds Central Bus Station
40. 391CWT
South Yorkshire 85, 391CWT, one of a pair of Leyland PDR1/1s with Weymann L37/33F bodywork new in February 1963.
Photo taken c.1970, Leeds Central Bus Station
41. 391CWT
South Yorkshire 85, 391CWT, one of a pair of Leyland PDR1/1s with Weymann L37/33F bodywork which were new in February 1963.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Station Road, Selby
42. EWR486C
South Yorkshire Transport, Pontefract, 86, EWR486C, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1965 with Weymann L37/33F bodywork. The patriotic embellishment looking slightly worse for wear in the Jubilee year.
Photo taken July 1977, Station Road, Selby
43. EWR487C
South Yorkshire 87, EWR487C, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Weymann L37/33F body, one of two new in January 1965
Photo taken Monday 9 August 1965, in front of the Quarry Hill Flats, outside Leeds Central Bus Station
44. EWR487C
South Yorkshire 87, EWR487C, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Weymann L37/33F body, one of two new in January 1965
Photo taken 1972, Leeds Central Bus Station
45. EWR487C
South Yorkshire in later years eschewed exterior advertising for one of the largest fleetname in the bus industry. 87, EWR487C, a 1965 Leyland Atlantean with Weymann body is seen parked in Pontefract bus station together with 91 HWR691J a 1971 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/3 with Northern Counties bodywork.
Photo taken 1976, Pontefract Bus Station
46. PWR988E
South Yorkshire were the first West Yorkshire based company to operate Leyland Atlanteans. In 1967 they took delivery of a pair with Roe bodywork to an overall design similar to buses bought by King Alfred of Winchester and West Riding at around the same time. Seen loading in Leeds prior to setting out for Doncaster is 88, PWR988E.
Photo taken Wednesday 24 April 1968, Leeds Central Bus Station
47. PWR989E
PWR989E was a Leyland PDR1/2 with Roe H41/29F body new as South Yorkshire Road Transport, Pontefract 89 in September 1967 and is seen in Leeds at the northern extremity of their important stage network.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1975, Leeds Central Bus Station
48. PWR989E
South Yorkshire Motors 89, PWR989E, was a Leyland PDR1/2 with a Roe H41/29F body and was seen in Pontefract Bus Station with rebuilt Albion number 81, TWY8, in the background.
Photo taken Saturday 26 July 1969, Pontefract Bus Station