SCT '61 Photo Index
Trimdon Motor Services
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1. 3377PT
Trimdon Motor Services, Trimdon Grange, 3377PT, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built 1961 with Duple Yeoman C41F bodywork. Loading at West Hartlepool bus station for the return run to Sedgefield.
Photo taken mid 1960s, West Hartlepool Bus Station
2. 5545UP
Trimdon Motor Services 5545UP, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Plaxton Highway B47F body, new to Scurr's of Stillington in 1963. After TMS it passed to OK Motor Services.
Photo taken July 1969, Ferryhill Bus Station
3. 5545UP
Trimdon MS 5545UP, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1963 with Plaxton Highway B47F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1968, High Street, Stockton
4. 5545UP
OKMS 5545UP, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1963 with Plaxton Highway B47F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1970, North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
5. EPT943B
Former Trimdon Motor Services EPT943B, in service with Premier Travel, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1964 with Plaxton Embassy IV C41F bodywork.
Photo taken 1968/9, High Street, Haverhill
6. J35663
J35663 seen at the Trimdon Motor Services garage at Trimdon Grange was a Commer 1500LB with a Commer 11 seat body which had bee new to Jersey Coach Transport (Rover Tours) on Jersey as ROVER FIVE and which ran there from March 1966 to April 1972, when it passed to Trimdon, and was then registered as UUP 312K in June 1972 for use as a non-P.S.V.
Photo taken Thursday 20 April 1972, Trimdon Grange Garage
7. NPT303D
Trimdon MS NPT303D, a Ford R192 built in 1966 with Strachan B44F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1968, Hartlepool Bus Station
8. NPT306D
Trimdon Motor Services Ford R192 NPT306D, built in 1966 with Strachan B44F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Darlington
9. VPT633E
Trimdon Motor Services VPT633E, a Ford R192 with a Plaxton Derwent II B48F body.
Photo taken Wednesday 2 August 1967, High Street, Stockton-on-Tees
10. VUP146F
Trimdon Motor Services VUP146F, a Ford R192 built in 1967 with Plaxton Derwent B48F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, High Street, Stockton
11. VUP147F
Jersey Motor Transport 38, J4556, was a Ford R192 with a Plaxton Derwent B48F body was seen in St. Aubins.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, St. Aubins
12. VUP147F
A rear view of Jersey Motor Transport 42, J30483, Ford R192 Willowbrook B44F and 38, J4556, Ford R192 Plaxton Derwent II B48F clearly showing the difference in width, the 8' 0" wide one requiring front and rear marker boards.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 May 1973, Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
13. VUP149F
Trimdon MS VUP149F, a Ford R192 built in 1967 with Plaxton Derwent B48F bodywork. VUP149F was transferred to Jersey M.T. in 1972 becoming number 15, registered J47918 when that business fell to common ownership with TMS.
Photo taken July 1968, Bishop Auckland Market Place
14. WPT795F
Seen in St. Helier is Jersey Motor Transport 35, J43159, a Ford R192 with a Plaxton Derwent II B48F body which had been new to Trimdon Motor Services as WPT795F and which was transferred in June 1971.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 May 1973, Esplanade, St. Helier
15. WPT796F
WPT796F was a Ford R192 with Plaxton B48F bodywork, one of three which were new to Trimdon Motor Services in September 1967. Following the acquisition in 1970 of Jersey Motor Transport by Bob Lewis (who already owned TMS) and the relaxation of Jersey's strict 7'6" width limit, this was one of eight Ford's transferred to Jersey from the mainland in 1971, followed by two more the next year. This bus was re-registered J43161 on Jersey.
Photo taken c.1968, Bishop Auckland, Market Place
16. WPT796F
Trimdon Motor Services, Trimdon Grange, WPT796F, a Ford R192 built in 1967 with Plaxton Derwent B48F bodywork.
Photo taken February 1970, High Street, Stockton
17. FPT589G
Trimdon Motor Services FPT589G, a Ford R192 built in 1969 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1969, High Street, Stockton
18. FPT660G
Trimdon Motor Services FPT660G, a Ford R192 built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork.
Photo taken January 1972, Darlington
19. HPT320H
Trimdon Motor Services of Trimdon Grange had an extensive service network in the north east. Seen here is 1970 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R HPT320H with 55 seat Plaxton bodywork.
Photo taken 1972, Hartlepool Bus Station
20. HPT320H
Creamline of Tonmawr's former Trimdon MS HPT320H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent 2 B55F bodywork. The six vehicles in this batch HPT320-325H all eventually ended up with South Wales operators with 320 coming to Creamline in 1974 and subsequently passing to Silcox of Pembroke Dock.
Photo taken Tuesday 1 August 1978, Creamline Depot, Tonmawr
21. HPT323H
Trimdon MS HPT323H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Plaxton Derwent 2 B55F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1970, Stockton-on-Tees High Street
22. HVW798H
  On hire to Trimdon Motor Services, Trimdon Grange, HVW798H was a Ford R226 with a Willowbrook B53D body, new in June 1970, which was on its second period of hire from Ford (3/72 to c.7/72) and is seen in Stockton High Street.
Photo taken Thursday 20 April 1972, Stockton High Street
23. MUP694J
Valley Motors, Bishops Castle, MUP694J, a Ford R192 built in 1971 with Willowbrook B46F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Barker Street Bus Station, Shrewsbury
24. MUP697J
Trimdon MS MUP697J, a Ford R192 built in 1971 with Willowbrook B46F bodywork. Unloading route T69 on a quiet Sunday morning.
Photo taken July 1973, Bishop Auckland Market Place
25.
A super-lightweight body from Plaxtons! Originally all work was carried out at the Seamer Road works but, as demand outstripped the capacity of the site, a new facility was opened on the Eastfields estate. Bodies were completed up to this stage at Seamer Road and then driven to the Eastfields site for finishing. Later the Seamer Road works were closed and all work was carried out at Eastfields. Seen in Seamer Road, this is one of the six Leyland PSU3B/4R Leopards which became Trimdon Motor Services TUP333-338K with Elite Express II bodies..
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Seamer Road, Scarborough
26. TUP336K
Trimdon Motor Services, Trimdon Grange, TUP336K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite Express II DP51F bodywork. Sporting the leaping leopard acquired after Heaps Tours of Leeds came under common ownership.
Photo taken July 1974, Bishop Auckland Market Place
27. TUP337K
Heaps Tours, TUP337K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1977, Redcar Racecourse