SCT '61 Photo Index
Thomas Bros
Port Talbot based independent operator

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1. CAP205
Thomas Bros., Port Talbot operated this Bristol K5G, CAP205, with ECW OH30/26R body which had been new to Brighton, Hove & District in 1940 and passed to Thomas in March 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969
2. GNY764
Malta Y-0312, an A E C Regal III built in 1948 with Debono B40F bodywork from 1963. Formerly registered GNY764, this had been new to Rhondda Transport of Porth and carried Longwell Green bodywork. It was withdrawn in 1958 and sold to Thomas Bros of Port Talbot, for whom it ran until 1960. In Malta, it was to become DBY312 and then EBY484 and was operated by Raymond Buttigieg of Paola.
Photo taken 1990s, Bus Station, Valletta, Malta
3. NNY62
Port Talbot and Aberavon never had a municipal operator, local services being provided by Thomas Bros. Their Leyland single decker NNY62 is on its way to “Housing Estate” (was there only one?). A pre-war car and a very business like Foden lorry follow. NNY62 was new in 1954, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with a Weymann B45F body.
Photo taken Station Road, Port Talbot
4. NNY70
Ex-Thomas Bros., Port Talbot Leyland Tiger Cub NNY70 with Saro B44F body on driver training duty at Neath after takeover by South Wales.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1971, Neath
5. NNY71
A batch of eighteen Leyland Tiger Cubs were purchased by Thomas Bros. in 1954. Nine were Weymann bodied and nine carried Saro B44F bodies and NNY71, seen here at the garage in the blue-green livery, was typical of the latter.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Thomas Bros Garage, Sandfields
6. PTX198
Thomas Bros., Port Talbot PTX198, seen at the garage, was one of four Leyland Tiger Cubs with Weymann B44F bodies new in 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Thomas Bros Garage, Sandfields
7. 120LNY
Two Harrington C41F bodied AEC Reliances entered the Thomas Bros fleet in 1961, one of which, 120LNY, is seen at the garage.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Thomas Bros Garage, Sandfields
8. 128WNY
AEC Reliance 128WNY of Thomas Bros., Port Talbot, seen in the original blue-green livery, was one of three with Marshall B53F bodies new in 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Thomas Bros Garage, Sandfields