SCT '61 Photo Index
Trent
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1. CH5432
Three ex Trent buses sold to fairs.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 August 1950, Gresley Common, near Swadlincote
2. CH7140
Trent SOS QL CH7140, with a Ransomes B37F body from 1928. Withdrawn in 1937 and sold on to a fair.
Photo taken August 1950, Gresley Common near Swadlincote
3. CH7140
Three ex Trent buses sold to fairs.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 August 1950, Gresley Common, near Swadlincote
4. CH8126
Trent CH8126, an SOS M with Ransomes B34F body from 1929. Sold to a fair in 1945.
Photo taken August 1950, Gresley Common near Swadlincote
5. CH5432
Trent CH5432, SOS ODD ex S rebodied Brush B26F and withdrawn 1936, then sold to a fair.
Photo taken August 1950, Gresley Common near Swadlincote
6. CH8902
Trent 452, CH8902, SOS COD with Brush B34F body from 1930 . To War Department at start of war and later returned to Midland Red but not used and broken up.
Photo taken early 1930s, Swadlincote
7. RC1280
Three ex Trent buses sold to fairs.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 August 1950, Gresley Common, near Swadlincote
8. RC414
Trent RC414, a 1932 SOS IM4 with Brush B34F body. Withdrawn in 1950.
Photo taken Thursday 28 July 1949, Trent parking ground, Uttoxeter New Road, Derby
9. VO8566
Trent 1218, VO8566, was an AEC Regent acquired with the business of Naylor, Normanton in 1956. New in 1932 as Mansfield & District 66 when it carried a Weymann H30/24R body, it had been rebodied in 1949 with a Burlingham H30/26R body after sale to Naylor, and is seen here in Derby Bus Station.
Photo taken Thursday 1 October 1959, Derby Bus Station
10. RC1280
Trent SOS IM4 1933 Short B34F bodies, RC1280, No.261 and RC1300, No 281.
Photo taken Monday 22 August 1949, Trent Parking Ground, Uttoxeter New Road, Derby
11. RC1284
Trent SOS IM4 RC1284, No 265, with Short B34F body from 1933.
Photo taken Monday 22 August 1949, Trent parking ground, Uttoxeter New Road, Derby
12. RC1803
Trent RC1803, a 1934 BMMO ON with Duple body, rebodied by Willowbrook and fitted with an AEC 7.7 engine in 1945. Withdrawn in October 1955 and sold to Gleeson, Contractors.
Photo taken early 1950s, Alfreton Bus Station
13. RC2551
RC2551 with W J Hancock, Patchway Coaches Gloucestershire, an ex-Trent 1935 BMMO DON with Duple DP31F body. Disposed in 1948 and sold on by Patchway in 1949 after what appears to be a rather odd looking front end rebuild. Finished up in 1953 as a lorry.
14. RC2704
Trent 304, RC2704, a SOS DON with Brush B36F body from 1935.
Photo taken December 1949, Trent parking ground, Uttoxeter New Road, Derby
15. RC2721
Preserved Trent RC2721 is an S.O.S DON with a Brush body and was new in 1935.
Photo taken Sunday 5 May 1968, A23, South of Crawley
16. RC3326
Trent FEDD RC3326 seen in better days than the later picture. The driver sat over the fuel tank, note the filler cap at the side of the awkwardly hinged drivers door. Definitely a no smoking policy was in force
Photo taken late 1940s, Derby Bus Station
17. RC3715
Trent 344, RC3715, a SOS DON with Brush B36F body. This one was not rebodied but was rebuilt in the works in 1951.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 June 1949
18. RC3326
Trent 1004, RC3326, one of a batch of 15 delivered in January 1936. A BMMO FEDD with MCCW body, it was withdrawn and scrapped in May 1950 and sold to a local scrap merchant. Some of this batch were adapted to run on producer gas in 1941/42 but was discontinued as it was not a success
Photo taken May 1950, Meadow Road Garage, Derby
19. RC3333
RC3333, a Trent FEDD new in 1936, carries an MCCW body. Withdrawn in March 1951 and sold to a farmer at Dalbury Lees Nr Derby. It is seen here stored at Trent's Ashbourne Garage prior to moving to the East Midlands Transport Society at Plumtree, sadly scrapped in December 1974
Photo taken late 1960s, Ashbourne Garage
20. RC3705
Trent 334, RC3705 an SOS with Brush B36F body from 1936, rebuilt by Trent in 1948.
Photo taken Monday 4 July 1949, Cattle Parking Ground, used by buses, Derby
21. RC3719
Trent RC3719, a BMMO DON/Brush body new in 1936 with fleet number 348, renumbered to 519 when rebodied by Willowbrook in 1949, seen here on route to Manchester.
Photo taken 1950s, Derby Bus Station
22. RC3727
RC3727 new in 1936 to Trent as their 356, Brush body rebodied by Willowbrook in 1949. Sold to F Cowley in April 1958 still there in 1959. No further owners recorded.
23. RC3741
Trent 631, RC3741, an SOS ON with Duple C31F body from 1936.
Photo taken 1930s
24. RC4601
RC4601 was new to Trent in 1937 with a Duple B35F body, rebodied in June 1950 by Willowbrook and sold to Frank Cowley in August 1958, to Collinson Bicester the same month and then to an unknown showman in 1963.
25. RC4606
Trent 705, RC4606, an AEC Regal with Duple B35F body, rebodied by Willowbrook in 1950.
Photo taken Monday 22 August 1949, Trent parking ground Uttoxeter New Road, Derby
26. RC4607
Trent AEC Regals 706, RC4607, and 708, RC4609, both new in 1937 with Duple B35F bodies. Both were rebodied by Willowbrook in 1950 and withdrawn in 1958.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 June 1949, Trent parking ground Uttoxeter New Road, Derby
27. RC4613
Trent AEC Regal 712, RC4613, with a 1937 Willowbrook B35F body. Withdrawn in 1953 and sold to Prefect, Liverpool later.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 June 1949, Trent Parking ground Uttoxeter New Road, Derby
28. RC4615
RC4615, an AEC Regal new to Trent in 1937, with a Willowbrook B35F body. Sold to Frank Cowley October 1958 and now in preservation at BaMMOT Museum Wythall. Standing next to Trent SON RC7927.
Photo taken Sunday 13 October 2013, Tribute to Trent Day, Wythall Transport Museum
29. RC4615
Interior shot of RC4615, the 1937 Trent Regal with Willowbrook body. The seats are the original moquette. The Odeon style lights are quaint. Trent ran these types on seaside services and were understandably unpopular with passengers.
Photo taken Friday 12 October 2012, Wythall Transport Museum
30. RC4615
Rear view of RC4615, the 1937 Trent Regal with Willowbrook body
Photo taken Friday 12 October 2012, Wythall Transport Museum
31. RC4617
Trent 716, RC4617, an AEC Regal from 1937 with Willowbrook B35F body, rebodied by Willowbrook in 1950 and withdrawn 1958.
Photo taken Monday 22 August 1949, Trent parking ground, Uttoxeter New Road, Derby
32. RC4625
FWN807, a AEC Regal III with Willowbrook B34F body, built in 1949 for South Wales (fleet number 113) and sold to W.C.French in 1961 and RC4625, an AEC Regent with post-war Willowbrook L55R body, ex-Trent new in 1937.
Photo taken Saturday 21 March 1964, Seaway Car Park, Southend
33. RC4631
Prefect Coaches, Liverpool RC4631 and EDK726 were seen in the coach park in Portland Street, Manchester which backed on to Chorlton Street Bus Station. RC4631 was a 1937 A.E.C. O661 Regent acquired from Trent, Derby 1025 which had a Willowbrook H30/26R body new in 1948 whilst EDK726 was a Leyland TS11 Tiger, new to Yelloway, Rochdale in 1942 with a Burlingham C32- body.
Photo taken Saturday 28 February 1959, Portland Street, Manchester
34. RC4635
RC4635 was one of 30 AEC Regents bought by Trent in 1937 and fitted with handsome Weymann 56 seat bodies. Many of the batch were rebodied by Willowbrook in the late 1940s and stayed in service with Trent until 1959/60.
Photo taken c.1937
35. RC4635
Trent AEC Regent 1344, RC4635, was new in 1937 with a Weymann H30/26F body. It was rebodied with a Willowbrook L27/28R body in 1949 and is seen here in Derby Bus Station.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 September 1959, Derby Bus Station
36. RC4637
RC4637, an AEC Regent new to Trent in 1937 with a Weymann body and rebodied in October 1948 by Willowbrook. Sold in March 1958 to Frank Cowley and sold onto to Passenger Transport Facility Manchester, last licenced in June 1960.
37. RC4641
Two vehicles in the W.C.French fleet, RC4641, 1937 AEC Regent with post-war Willowbrook L55R body, ex-Trent, and DNO271B based on a Ford Thames Trader lorry chassis.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1964, Seaway Car Park, Southend
38. RC4644
RC4644, W.C.French, an AEC Regent with post-war Willowbrook L55R body, ex-Trent new in 1937
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 1964, Seaway Car Park, Southend
39. RC4644
W.C.French HUO545, an AEC Regal with Weymann B35F body new in 1948 to Devon General and withdrawn by them in 1959 and to its left, 1937 AEC Regent RC4644 with post-war Willowbrook L55R body, ex-Trent in 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 21 March 1964, Seaway Car Park, Southend
40. RC4644
An earlier shot of contractor W & C French 1236, RC4644, looking very shiny compared with the photos taken in 1964/5. RC4644 was new in 1937 with a Weymann H28/26F body as Trent 1038 who had it rebodied by Willowbrook L55R post-war.
Photo taken early 1960s, Victoria Station, Southend
41. RC5984
RC5984, a 1938 Daimler COG5 new to Trent and rebodied by Willowbrook in 1943. Sold to a dealer in Nottingham in April 1953 and passed to an unknown showman in 1953.
Photo taken Dover?
42. RC5992
Trent RC5992, a Daimler COG5 with a 1938 Duple body. Later in 1942, rebodied by Willowbrook H56R and broken up 1953/4
Photo taken 1938/9
43. RC5995
Trent 1046, RC5995, a Daimler COG5 with Weymann 54 seat Highbridge body new to Trent in April 1938. Rebodied by Brush in February 1948. Sold to Frank Cowley April 1957 then to Egerton (Dealer) in February 1959.
Photo taken approx 1948, Kingsway, Derby
44. RC5998
Trent 1050, RC5998, a Daimler new in 1938 rebodied by Willowbrook in 1946.
Photo taken Thursday 30 June 1949, bus parking, Derby Bus Station
45. RC7085
RC7085, a 1939 ex Trent BMMO ONC with Willowbrook C31F body, was sold to a Nottingham dealer at an unknown date and became a caravan by 1959. Appears to be supported at the front on concrete blocks, presumably the exit is on the other side. There's nothing TAT about the Ford at the side of the bus.
46. RC7927
Preserved ex-Trent 417, RC7927, a BMMO SON with a Willowbrook B34F body new in 1940 was seen at Harrogate at the conclusion of the Trans Pennine Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 5 August 1979, Harrogate
47. RC7927
Preserved Trent 417, RC7927, a BMMO SON with a Willowbrook B34F body new in 1940, seen operating a shuttle service between Alfreton and the Crich Transport Extraveganza.
Photo taken August 1979, Alfreton Bus Station
48. RC7927
Preserved by AMRTM, ex-Trent 417, RC7927, a BMMO SON with a Willowbrook B34F body new in 1940 pauses for a photographic stop during the museum's twilight running event.
Photo taken Saturday 21 February 2015, Bus turning circle, possibly near Streetly
49. RC7927
Now preserved Trent 417, RC7927, a BMMO SON with a Willowbrook B34F body new in 1940 and rebuilt at the Trent Works c.1950/1, seen at a fair.
50. RC7927
Former Trent 417, RC7927 on its return to Trents Langley Mill depot in 1977. Rescued from a farm near Melton Mowbray and exchanged for a Gardner engine, it arrived painted in a shade of green.
Photo taken 1977, Langley Mill
51. RC7927
Midland Red GHA337 alongside Trent's 1940 BMMO SON 417, RC7927.
Photo taken Sunday 13 October 2013, BaMMOT Bus Museum Wythall
52. RC8997
Trent 731, RC8997, an AEC Regal with Willowbrook B34F body new in 1946.
Photo taken Monday 4 July 1949, bus parking, Derby Bus Station
53. RC9012
RC9012 was an AEC Regal new to Trent in 1946 as their fleet number 746. Withdrawn in September 1960 it was converted in January 1961 to carry wheelchair passengers at the Leonard Cheshire home at Staunton Harold, near Melbourne, South Derbyshire.
Photo taken mid 1960s, Meadow Road Garage, Derby
54. RC9012
Former Trent 746, RC9012, showing the converted rear to facilitate wheelchairs.
Photo taken January 1961, Markeaton Park, Derby
55. ACH346
Trent bought a batch of twelve Windover C32F bodied A.E.C. O682 Regal IIIs in 1947 and 606, ACH436, the seventh of them is seen at Whipsnade Zoo.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1959, Whipsnade Zoo
56. RC9652
Trent RC9652, an AEC Regent from 1947 with Willowbrook H30/26R body. Was withdrawn in 1960, passed to Office Cleaning Services London WC1 and by September 1964 to Cooke London, Breaker.
Photo taken October 1951, bus parking, Derby Bus Station
57. RC9658
Trent AEC Regal 752, RC9658, was new in 1947 with a Willowbrook B35F body, being the first of a batch of forty-three delivered in 1947/8. In 1958 it was one of twenty rebuilt and converted to FDP39F and renumbered 301 as seen here at Manchester (L.M.S.) on the service from Derby.
Photo taken Saturday 11 October 1958, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
58. RC9671
Trent 304, RC9671, was one of twenty AEC Regals with Willowbrook B35F bodies dating from 1947 which were rebuilt by Willowbrook to FDP39F in 1958. It is seen here at Derby Bus Station.
Photo taken Thursday 1 October 1959, Derby Bus Station
59. RC9672
New in 1947 with Willowbrook B35F body, Trent 766, RC9672, was an early post-war AEC Regal and is laying over outside Manchester (L.M.S.) before returning to Nottingham despite the destination display. In 1958 twenty from the batch of forty-three were converted to FDP39F.
Photo taken Monday 18 May 1959, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
60. RC9680
Express Motors, Rhostryfan, RC9680, an AEC Regal 0662 with Willowbrook FDP39F body. New to Trent in 1947 with Willowbrook B35F body and numbered 774, Willowbrook lengthened it to 30ft and rebuilt it in this form in 1958, becoming no. 308. Acquired by Express Motors in 1962.
Photo taken Summer 1965, Castle Square, Caernarvon
61. RC9699
RC9699 was an AEC Regal I with a Willowbrook B35F body, new in 1947 to Trent Motor Traction (no. 793).
Photo taken Sept 1964, Trevor, Caernarvonshire
62. 112CH
112CH, the Chevrolet Quad used by Trent from 1948 to 1958
Photo taken mid 1950s, Derby Bus Station
63. 112CH
Another photo of 112CH showing the spotlight on the rear
Photo taken Rear of Uttoxeter New Road Garage, Derby
64. ACH430
ACH430, Trent fleet number 600, a 1948 AEC Regal III with Windover body, withdrawn in October 1959 sold to WJ Hall (Trelyn Motors) and scrapped by 1963.
Photo taken late 1948, Trent Central Works, Uttoxeter New Road Derby
65. ACH640
Trent 1150, ACH640, an AEC Regent II with Willowbrook H56R body, new in 1948
Photo taken Friday 26 August 1960, Mount Street, Nottingham
66. ACH646
ACH646, an AEC Regent II new to Trent in 1948 with a 56 seat Willowbrook body, withdrawn and sold in March 1962.
Photo taken Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
67. MRB709
Trent 1219, MRB709, was an AEC Regent III acquired in 1956 with the business of Naylor, Normanton. New in 1948 it had a Brush H30/26R body and is seen in Derby Bus Station.
Photo taken Thursday 1 October 1959, Derby Bus Station
68. RC9699
RC9699, an AEC Regal delivered to Trent in 1948 with Willowbrook 35 seat half cab front entrance bus. The chassis extended and body rebuilt to 30 ft in length, full width cab by Willowbrook in 1958. Withdrawn in October 1962 sold to Frank Cowley, Salford, purchased by the Clynnog & Trevor Motor Company Ltd in 11/62, scrapped in 1972
Photo taken late 1960's
69. BRC302
Trent 102, BRC302, an AEC Regal III with Crossley gearbox and Willowbrook DP33F body new in 1950 seen outside Manchester (L.M.S.) having duplicated the service car from Nottingham.
Photo taken Saturday 24 May 1958, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
70. BRC302
BRC302 ex Trent AEC Regal, new in 1950 with Willowbrook 33 seat body. Withdrawn in 9/61 sold to Edmunds of Rassau in 1/62 sold in 12/67, scrapped in Cullompton 3/71. Standing beside it is RC9683 new to Trent in 1948, converted to full front in 1958, sold to Frank Cowley in 10/63, withdrawn by Edmunds in 10/66, registration void in 3/72
Photo taken Edmunds Garage, Rassau, near Ebbw Vale
71. BRC406
BRC406, an AEC Regent III with 56 seat highbridge Willowbrook body, new to Trent in June 1950. It was their fleet number 1206. Withdrawn in July 1964, it is seen here at Nottingham in new condition.
Photo taken 1950, Huntingdon Street Bus Station, Nottingham
72.
A selection of Trent Tigers and Tiger Cubs as shown in the Staff Magazine, from top clockwise CRC517, FCH17, FCH29, GRC128, ECH214 and DCH900
Photo taken 1950/60s
73. CCH624
Trent 1224, CCH624, a Leyland bodied Leyland PD2 new to Trent in 1951. Behind is PD2 KCH106 with MCW Orion body while on the left is one of the PD2 JCH --- batch new in 1957. Surprising is the apparent lack of tread on the nearside front tyre of 1224, unusual for this company. On the far left is what looks a front entrance decker of PMT.
Photo taken 1950s, Excursion Platform/Bus Park, Derby Bus Station (the proper one)
74. CRC832
Cheek, Kenton CRC832, a Leyland PD2/12 with a Leyland H32/26R body was new to Trent, Derby in January 1952 and was seen at Gilwell Park on a Scout and Cub weekend rally.
Photo taken Saturday 3 July 1965, Gilwell Park
75. CRC834
In 1952 Trent received a batch of ten Leyland H32/26R bodied Leyland PD2/12s and the penultimate one, 1234, CRC834, was caught in the bus station at Derby.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 September 1959, Derby Bus Station
76. DCH903
Trent 803, DCH903, a Leyland Royal Tiger with Leyland B44F body new in 1952 is seen here in Manchester (L.M.S.) whilst on a through service from Derby to Blackpool, the section from Manchester to Blackpool being operated 'On hire to NWRCC'.
Photo taken Thursday 18 August 1955, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
77. DRC938
Trent 1238, DRC938, seen leaving Derby Bus Station, was one of fifteen Leyland H32/26RD bodied Leyland PD2/12s new in 1953.
Photo taken Thursday 1 October 1959, Derby Bus Station
78. DRC947
Carney's of Rugeley. DRC947 and KUF712 are Leyland PD2/12's with Leyland H32/26R bodies (DRC with platform doors) were new to Trent (1247) in 1953 and Southdown (712) in 1951 respectively.
Photo taken late 1970, Carney's garage, Rugeley, Staffs.
79. ECH211
Trent, Derby 211, ECH211, seen here in Mersey Square, Stockport was a Willowbrook C37C bodied Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger new in 1953.
Photo taken Tuesday 6 June 1961, Mersey Square, Stockport
80. ECH212
Seen at Manchester (L.M.S.) is Trent 212, ECH212, a Willowbrook C37C bodied Leyland Royal Tiger, one of six new in 1953, which having worked the X1 service from Nottingham was continuing to Blackpool.
Photo taken Saturday 31 May 1958, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
81. ECH213
ECH213, a Leyland Royal Tiger with Willowbrook C37C body new to Trent in 1953. These well appointed stylish coaches gave good service on tours, excursions and private hires for 10 years. Sold to Monks of Warrington via Frank Cowley in 1963. a rather sad end to a fine vehicle.
Photo taken between 1964-67
82. FCH10
Trent 810, FCH10, a Saro B44F bodied Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 seen in Derby Bus Station was the first of ten new in 1954.
Photo taken Thursday 1 October 1959, Derby Bus Station
83. FCH12
FCH12, a Leyland Tiger Cub new to Trent in June 1954 sold to Hylton Castle Coaches Ltd Sunderland in September 1965. Withdrawn 1967. Note the "non Trent" brightwork at the side of the Leyland badge
Photo taken Betwen 1965-1967, Hylton Castle, Sunderland
84. FCH19
West Mon acquired number 10, FCH19, from Davies, Tredegar in 1968. A Leyland Tiger Cub with Saro B44F body, it had been new to Trent in 1954.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Depot Yard, Blackwood
85. FRC951
One of the last bodies to be built by Leyland was fitted to FRC951, a Leyland PD2/12 with H32/26RD body which was new as Trent 1251 in 1954. It passed to Skill, Nottingham, who numbered it 60, in May 1967 and is seen at the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 28 April 1968, Skill's Garage, St. Peter's Street, Nottingham
86. FRC955
One of the last bodies to be built by Leyland was fitted to FRC955, a Leyland PD2/12 with H32/26RD body which was new as Trent 1255 in 1954. Seen here in Derby Bus Station it was renumbered 745 in 1962 and withdrawn in 1967.
Photo taken Sunday 4 October 1959, Derby Bus Station
87. FRC956
Trent had the last vehicles to be bodied by Leyland and 746, the last of the batch, is seen in Derby Bus Station. FRC956, a Leyland H32/26RD bodied Leyland PD2/12, was new in 1954.
Photo taken Sunday 4 September 1966, Derby Bus Station
88. FRC956
The last body to be built by Leyland was fitted to FRC956, a Leyland PD2/12 with H32/26RD body which was new as Trent 1256 in 1954. It passed to Whippet, Hilton in September 1967 and is seen here at the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Whippet's Garage, Hilton
89. FRC956
The lower saloon of FRC956, a Leyland PD2/12 with H32/26RD body. The last Leyland Farington body to be built, it was delivered to Trent as 1256 in 1954.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Whippet's Garage, Hilton
90. FRC956
The upper saloon of FRC956, a Leyland PD2/12 with H32/26RD body. The last Leyland Farington body to be built, it was delivered as Trent 1256 in 1954.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Whippet's Garage, Hilton
91. FRC956
The upper saloon of FRC956, a Leyland PD2/12 with H32/26RD body. The last Leyland Farington body to be built, it was delivered as Trent 1256 in 1954.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Whippet's Garage, Hilton
92. FRC956
Three assorted Leyland PD2's at the premises of Whippet, Hilton, from left to right, RRR96 is a PD2/20 with Metro Cammell Orion L27/28R body, new to East Midland (D96) in 1955, acquired in 1966 and sold to a local breaker in 1971, FRC956 is a PD2/12 with Leyland H32/26RD body, new to Trent (1256) in 1954 and KCH106 is a PD2/12 with Metro Cammell Orion H33/26RD body, new to Trent (1006) in 1957.
Photo taken Friday 10 July 1970, Whippet's Garage, Hilton
93. GRC133
Seen at Manchester (L.M.S.) Trent 133, GRC133, was new in 1955 with a Weymann DP41F body on a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2T chassis.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
94. JCH258
JCH258 Trent Leyland PD2 1258, JCH258, new in 1956 and sold to Frank Cowley November 1967.
Photo taken Trent Central Works, Utoxteter New Road Derby
95. JCH262
JCH262, a Leyland PD2/12 with a Metro-Cammell H33/26RD body, one of six acquired by Whippet, Hilton from Trent, Derby in 1968, is seen at the garage in Hilton.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Whippet's Garage, Hilton
96. KCH106
Big Bus open-topper Leyland PD2/12 XMD47A, believed to be originally Trent KCH106, new in 1956 with an MCW H33/26RD body which came to Big Bus via Grey Green.
Photo taken Tuesday 6 July 2004, London Victoria Station
97. KCH110
Trent 767, KCH110, a Leyland PD2/12 with a Metro Cammell H33/26RD body seen in Derby was new in 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1969, Derby Depot
98. KCH100
Whippet, Hilton KCH100, a Leyland Titan PD2/12 with Metro Cammell Orion H59RD body. Originally Trent's 1000, new in 1957.
Photo taken September 1969, Great Whyte, Ramsey
99. KCH101
Two Cunninghams PD2s, on the left former Trent Leyland Titan PD2/12 with MCW body KCH101, of 1957 alongside former Edinburgh Leyland Titan PD2/20 also with MCW body, LFS466.
Photo taken October 1971, Cunninghams Depot Yard, Paisley
100. KCH106
Three assorted Leyland PD2's at the premises of Whippet, Hilton, from left to right, RRR96 is a PD2/20 with Metro Cammell Orion L27/28R body, new to East Midland (D96) in 1955, acquired in 1966 and sold to a local breaker in 1971, FRC956 is a PD2/12 with Leyland H32/26RD body, new to Trent (1256) in 1954 and KCH106 is a PD2/12 with Metro Cammell Orion H33/26RD body, new to Trent (1006) in 1957.
Photo taken Friday 10 July 1970, Whippet's Garage, Hilton
101. KCH106
To add to the saga of the former Trent PD2's, and the mis identification of one in particular, here is a picture of KCH106 which I believe at the time had recently been converted to open top by Grey Green.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1979, Hillingdon Bus Rally
102. KCH115
Cunningham of Paisley were one of the operators of the Paisley-Renfrew Ferry service and seen at the Renfrew terminus is former Trent MCW bodied Leyland Titan PD2/12 KCH115, new in 1957 and bought by Cunningham in 1969.
Photo taken Thursday 21 October 1971, Renfrew Ferry Terminus
103. KCH127
Trent 1027, KCH127, a Leyland Titan PD2/12 with Metro Cammell Orion H59RD body, new in 1957. It later operated with Erewash Travel retaining its Trent livery. Seen in Huntingdon Street Bus Station, Nottingham - a haven for bus enthusiasts in its day.
Photo taken Spring 1970, Huntingdon Street Bus Station, Nottingham
104. LRC434
Whippet, Hilton acquired LRC434, a Leyland PD3/4 with a Willowbrook H41/31RD body in August 1971.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Whippet's Garage, Hilton
105.
An ex-WD AEC Matador, built as a breakdown truck by Trent in Central Works, Derby. A posed photo "towing" Leyland PD2 KCH100 fleet No 1000 new in 1957 withdrawn in February 1968. This batch of PD2's were renumbered in 1962, 1000 becoming 757.
Photo taken late 1950's, Uttoxeter New Road Garage, Derby
106.
Demonstration of Trents AEC Matador "righting" an overturned bus. The bus in question was MRB709 ex Naylors of South Normanton taken over by Trent in July 1956. MRB709 was an AEC Regent with Brush body, sold to Frank Cowley in 1960
Photo taken late 1950s, Uttoxeter New Road Garage, Derby
107. LRC434
Trent 400, LRC434, was one of twenty-two Leyland PD3/4s with Willowbrook H41/32RD bodies new in early 1958 It is seen here in Derby.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1969, Derby Depot
108. LRC452
Trent 1052, LRC452, a Leyland PD3/4 with Willowbrook H73R body, new in 1958
Photo taken Friday 26 August 1960, Nottingham
109. LRC454
Trent 1054, LRC454, a Leyland Titan PD3/4 with Willowbrook body. The bus dates from 1958 and is seen at the 2000 Halifax Piece Hall Rally.
Photo taken 2000, Piece Hall, Halifax
110. LRC454
Trent only bought one batch of Leyland Titan PD3s prior to switching to rear engined chassis. 1054, LRC454, is a 1958 Leyland Titan PD3/4 with Willowbrook bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 2011, Rowsley
111. LRC454
Trent 1054, LRC454, a Leyland PD3 with Willowbrook 73 seat body new in 1958 transferred to Trent ancillary fleet, with behind FRC956, a Leyland PD2 with all Leyland body new in 1955 and withdrawn in April 1967, now resident at BaMMot Museum at Wythall.
Photo taken Sunday 13 October 2013, Maypole near Wythall
112. NRC152
NRC152 was a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with Willowbrook DP41F bodywork which had been new to Trent in March 1959 as their 152.
Photo taken early 1970s, Garelochhead
113. NRC154
Paton Brothers, Renfrew bought no fewer than six of these 1959 ex-Trent Leyland Tiger Cub PSUc1/2s with Willowbrook B41F bodies in 1968. NRC156/4 are seen at the company's Tower Garage in Ferry Road, Renfrew with IZZI's ice cream factory in the background.
Photo taken early 1970s, Paton's Depot, Tower Garage, Ferry Road, Renfrew
114. NRC155
Trent 155, NRC155, a 1959 Leyland PSUC1/2 with Willowbrook Dual Purpose body on express service X1.
Photo taken 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
115. NRC157
Paton Bros NRC157, a Leyland PSUC1/2 with Willowbrook DP41F bodywork which was new to Trent as their 355 in May 1959. It was acquired by Paton in August 1968 entering service the following month. It wasn't used after December 1975 but was licensed until April 1976. Soon after it passed to a dealer.
Photo taken early 1970s, Paton's Depot, Tower Garage, Ferry Road, Renfrew
116. NRC159
New to Trent in 1959 as their 159, NRC15,9 this Leyland Tiger Cub carried a Willowbrook dual purpose body. It is seen in service with Paisley area independent Paton of Renfrew in 1971
Photo taken Tuesday 26 October 1971, Renfrew Ferry Terminus
117. NRC160
Trent, Derby 358, NRC160, was one of ten Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cubs with Willowbrook DP41F bodies which had been new as numbers 152 to 161 in 1959. 160 had been renumbered to 358 by the time it was seen here in the parking area at the rear of the bus station in Derby.
Photo taken Sunday 20 June 1965, Derby Bus Station
118. ORC656
Awaiting departure time in Chesterfield en route for Derby was Trent 1056, ORC656, a Leyland PDR1/1 with Metro-Cammell H44/34F body, the first of a batch of eleven new in 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 4 October 1959, Tontine Road, Chesterfield
119. ORC762
Trent 604, ORC762, a 1959 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Weymann L39/34F body.
Photo taken Saturday 24 June 1972, Buxton Rd/Woodsmoor Lane, Stockport
120. ORC763
Trent 1363, ORC763, was brand new at the time of this photograph in Mansfield. It was a Leyland PDR1/1 Atlantean with Weymann L39/34F body.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 September 1959, Mansfield
121. ORC767
Huntingdon Street Bus Station in Nottingham is the setting for Trent 1367, ORC767, an early Weymann L39/34F bodied Leyland PDR1/1 dating from 1959.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 September 1959, Huntingdon Street Bus Station, Nottingham
122. ORC768
Trent 1368, ORC768, a 1959 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Weymann lowbridge 78 seat bodywork. In 1978 this bus became 768 in the Lancaster fleet where it was the first rear engined double decker. In this shot it is flanked by 217, DBA217C, a 1965 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with MCW bodywork originally in the Salford fleet and 205, KTJ205C, a 1965 Leyland Titan PD2/37 with East Lancs front entrance body bought new by Lancaster.
Photo taken 1978, Hornsea Pottery, Lancaster
123.
Kirkland Bros Omnibus Services MO7388 was a Leyland PDR1/1 Atlantean with a Weymann L39/34F body which had been new to Trent.
Photo taken May 1976
124. RRC232
RRC232, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Weymann Fanfare C37F body, new as Trent 232 in 1960, and seen here operating for an unidentified operator.
Photo taken early 1970, Loughborough University Car Park
125. RRC234
Trent 34, RRC234, an AEC Reliance with Weymann C37F body, new in 1960
Photo taken July 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
126. RRC237
Trent 37, RRC237, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Weymann C37F body, built in 1960.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
127. RRC237
RRC237, an AEC Reliance with Weymann Fanfare body new to Trent in May 1960. Withdrawn in 1966 and sold to Neath & Cardiff, it then passed to South Wales Transport in 1971, before being sold to W North, dealer, in October 1971.
128. SRC371
Trent 1371, SRC371, a Weymann L39/34F bodied Leyland PDR1/1 was on hire to North Western for one month from 1st May 1960 in exchange for Dennis Loline II 818, RDB818.
Photo taken Saturday 7 May 1960, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
129. SRC373
Kirkland Bros Omnibus Services 54, MO3692, seen at Mullumbimby was a Leyland PDR1/1 Atlantean with a Weymann L39/34F body which leaves little doubt that it had been Trent 615, SRC373.
Photo taken May 1976, Mullumbimby
130. VCH163
Lough Swilly, Letterkenny, 120 VCH163, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 built in 1961 with Willowbrook DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Letterkenny Depot
131. VCH170
Purple Motors of Bethesda VCH170, a 1961 Leyland Tiger Cub with Willowbrook DP41F body new to Trent as 170.
Photo taken June 1980, Bethesda Depot
132. VCH241
Suir Valley Services, Fiddown, Eire, RIP524, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1961 with Burlingham Seagull 70 C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Waterford
133. VCH830
Stokes of Carstairs, VCH830, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 built in 1961 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Carstairs
134. 65ACH
Trent 438, RRC72, was a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Roe H44/33F body of 1960. 465, 65ACH, was a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Weymann H44/33F body of 1962.
Photo taken 1967, Derby Bus Station
135. YRC179
Trent 179, YRC179 on route 5 to Derby, a Leyland PSUC1/1 with Alexander DP41F body new in April 1962.
Photo taken early 1970s, Wetmore Bus Park, Burton
136. YRC187
Trent 187, YRC187, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with Alexander DP41F body, new in 1962.
Photo taken 1972, Alfreton Bus Station
137. YRC191
Trent 191, YRC191, a Leyland Tiger Cub with Alexander DP41F body and alongside, United Counties 159, 159DRP.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
138. YRC191
Trent 191, YRC191, a 1962 Leyland PSUC1/1 with dual purpose Alexander body. The chrome trim and livery are reminiscent of pre-war streamlining
Photo taken Sunday 11 September 2005, Meadowhall Rally, Sheffield
139. YRC191
Ex Trent 191, YRC191, a 1962 Leyland Tiger Cub with attractive Alexander DP41F body.
Photo taken Sunday 1 July 2012, Wirksworth Station
140. YRC194
YRC194 new to Trent in June 1962, a Leyland Tiger Cub with 41 seat Alexander body. Transferred to the Trent ancillary fleet and now preserved
Photo taken Sunday 24 June 2007, Chatsworth Rally
141. 121FCH
Seen at Regents Park, London was Trent 1, 121FCH, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Plaxton Panorama C49F body new in 1963.
Photo taken Monday 30 August 1971, Regents Park
142. 123FCH
West Wales 71 123FCH, 56 GTH600E and 70 122FCH lined up at Tycroes depot in September 1977. The outer pair are both ex Trent Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT, being new in December 1963, with Plaxton Panorama C49F coachwork but came to West Wales from Morris of Pencoed. 56 is also a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R but with Plaxton Derwent B55F bodywork purchased new in 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 3 September 1977, West Wales Depot, Tycroes
143. 619CCH
Trent 619, 619CCH, was a Northern Counties-bodied Daimler Fleetline from 1963.
Photo taken August 1970, Whatstandwell
144. 620CCH
Trent 620, 620CCH, seen in Derby was a Daimler CRG6LX with a Northern Counties H44/33F body.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1969, Derby
145. ACH307B
Green Bus Service, Warstone Motors, Great Wyrley, 17, ACH307B, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1964 with Marshall B53F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1981, Great Wyrley garage
146. ACH55B
Trent 55, ACH55B, a 1964 Leyland Leopard L2 with Harrington Grenadier body
Photo taken 1976, Mersey Square, Stockport
147. HRC101C
Seen leaving Victoria Coach Station on hire to United Counties is Trent 101, HRC101C, a Leyland PSUC1/11T Tiger Cub with Alexander Y C41F bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 25 March 1967, London Victoria Coach Station
148. ECH236C
Seen at Victoria Coach Station, Trent 236, ECH236C, was a Willowbrook DP49F bodied Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard about to operate a Motorway service to Nottingham.
Photo taken Friday 31 March 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
149. ECH246C
ECH246C, Trent 246, was a Willowbrook DP51F bodied Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard new in 1965, seen here in Derby Bus Station.
Photo taken Sunday 4 September 1966, Derby Bus Station
150. HRC100C
Llynfi Motors HRC100C, a 1965 Leyland Tiger Cub/Alexander C41F.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 March 1983, Town Hall/Church Street, Maesteg
151. HRC101C
Green Bus Service, Warstone Motors, Great Wyrley, 6, HRC101C, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/11T bult 1965 with Alexander Y C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1981, Great Wyrley garage
152. HRC102C
Trent 102, HRC102C, is a 1965 Leyland Leopard PSUC1/11T with Alexander Y type body
Photo taken Sunday 14 September 2008, Meadowhall, Sheffield
153. HRC102C
HRC102C, a Leyland Tiger Cub with Alexander C45F body new to Trent, recently acquired for continued preservation in Northern Ireland where it has gained Sureline of Lurgan fleetnames on Trent livery (although it never operated for Sureline).
Photo taken Saturday 28 April 2012, Cultra
154. HRC484D
Trent 484, HRC484D, a 1966 Daimler Fleetline with Alexander body. Seen awaiting to depart for Nottingham from Chesterfield's Beetwell Street bus station
Photo taken Thursday 27 April 1972, Chesterfield Bus Station
155. HRC489D
Seen in Derby Bus Station, Trent HRC489D was fleet number 489 and carried Alexander A style H44/33F bodywork on its Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX chassis.
Photo taken Sunday 4 September 1966, Derby Bus Station
156. MRC504E
Trent 504, MRC504E, a 1967 Daimler Fleetline with Alexander body, waits to leave Uttoxeter for Derby
Photo taken 1977, Uttoxeter
157. MRC565E
Trent 6, MRC565E, a 1967 Leyland Leopard PSU4/3R with Plaxton coachwork. The all white livery does little for the body lines. This bus is now preserved.
Photo taken 2004, Meadowhall, Sheffield
158. BNU680G
Trent 755, BNU680G, a Bristol VRTSL6G built in 1969 with ECW H39/31F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1980, Ripley
159. ACH144H
This Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R with Plaxton bodywork was new to Trent in 1970 as their 44, ACH144H.
Photo taken Friday 14 August 1987, Keswick
160. SJA352K
Preserved Trent 337, SJA352K, a Bristol RELL6L new to North Western in 1971 and passed to Trent the following year.
Photo taken Saturday 18 July 2015, Lasham Gliding Club
161. OCH568L
Trent Bristol VR 629, RCH629L, alongside Fleetline 568, OCH568L, both bodied by ECW, in the parking area near the old bus station in Derby.
Photo taken 1972, Derby
162. PCH268L
Trent 268, PCH268L, was an ECW C49F bodied Bristol RELH6L with bus-grant entrance doors seen in Mersey Square, Stockport.
Photo taken Thursday 12 April 1973, Mersey Square, Stockport
163. PCH418L
Trent D18, PCH418L, a Bristol RELH6L built in 1972 with ECW C49F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1973, Westwood, Scarborough
164. RCH629L
Trent Bristol VR 629, RCH629L, alongside Fleetline 568, OCH568L, both bodied by ECW, in the parking area near the old bus station in Derby.
Photo taken 1972, Derby
165. 453CH
Trent 453CH, an ex-WD AEC Militant new to Trent in 1976, original Reg No 36 BM 04. It was converted by Trent in the Central Works using a lot of ECW parts, as the RE/VR looking front testifies.
Photo taken late 1970s, Meadow Road Garage, Derby
166. ONN571P
Trent Leyland Atlantean 571, ONN571P, with remains of its ECW body after the fire at Meadow Road Derby in July 1976. 571 was brand new and had not even been on the road. It was rebodied by Willowbrook and had a curious PD3 roof. Its now in in preservation. Next to it is 622CCH, a1963 Daimler Fleetline with Northern Counties body, 622 was scrapped. 38 vehicles were lost in the fire.
Photo taken July 1976, Meadow Road Garage, Derby
167. ONN571P
Trent 571, ONN571P, an ECW bodied Leyland Atlantean had its body destroyed in the fire at Meadow Road depot, Derby in July 1976. It was subsequently rebodied by Willowbrook with a style similar to the 1969 bodies on the Devon General Atlanteans that were diverted to Yorkshire Traction, although the front panel is to a much plainer design. Alongside by happy co-incidence is 572, ONN572P, with the original Eastern Coach Works body.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1979, Meadow Road Depot, Derby