SCT '61 Photo Index
Thames Valley
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1. CAP176
Thames Valley 772, CAP176, was one of four Bristol K5Gs with Eastern Coachworks O30/26R bodies acquired in 1957 from Brighton, Hove & District. Three were rebuilt to open top from their original H30/26R by B.H. & D. but 772 was done by Thames Valley. They were acquired for a summer Riverside Express service, originally Reading to Maidenhead but later extended to Windsor.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Reading Station
2. DBL154
Preserved Thames Valley 446, DBL154, a Bristol K6A with ECW L55R body new in 1945.
Photo taken Sunday 18 September 2011, Duxford
3. DBL154
Preserved Thames Valley 446, DBL154, a Bristol K6A with ECW L55R body new in 1945.
Photo taken Sunday 15 July 2007, Alton
4. DBL154
Preserved Thames Valley 446, DBL154, a Bristol K6A with ECW L55R body new in 1945.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2003, Alton
5. DBL154
Thames Valley Bristol K6A 446, DBL154, with an ECW L27/28R body.
Photo taken Sunday 20 May 2012, Fawley Hill Railway
6. CRX550
Thames Valley 441, CRX550, new in 1946 was a Bristol K6A with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
7. DBL157
Thames Valley 449, DBL157, one of fourteen Bristol K6As with Eastern Coachworks L27/28R bodies new in 1946 is seen at Reading Stations.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Reading Stations
8. DBL161
Thames Valley 453, DBL161, a Bristol K6B with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body seen at Ascot was new in 1947.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
9. DMO320
Seen here in Newbury is Thames Valley 131, DMO320, an A.E.C. O662 Regal new in 1947 with a Duple B35F body which had been acquired from Newbury & District in 1950 and converted to B32F for one man operation earlier in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
10. DMO321
A.E.C. O662 Regal DMO321 new in 1947 with a Duple B35F body was number 132 in the Thames Valley fleet and is seen here in Newbury having been acquired from Newbury & District in 1950 and converted to B32F for one man operation in November 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
11. DMO321
Thames Valley 132, DMO321, seen at The Wharf, Newbury, was an A.E.C O662 Regal with a Duple B35F body, one of ten which had been new in 1947 to Newbury & District and which were acquired by Thames Valley in May 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
12. DMO322
This A.E.C. O662 Regal, DMO322, was Thames Valley 133, and was new in 1947 with a Duple B35F body. Seen here in Newbury it had been acquired from Newbury & District in 1950 and converted to B32F for one man operation earlier in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
13. DMO323
Seen in Newbury, A.E.C. O662 Regal DMO323 new in 1947 with a Duple B35F body was number 134 in the Thames Valley fleet having been acquired from Newbury & District in 1950 and converted to B32F for one man operation earlier in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
14. DMO326
A.E.C. O662 Regal DMO326, seen here in Newbury, was new in 1947 with a Duple B35F body and was number 137 in the Thames Valley fleet having been acquired from Newbury & District in 1950. It had been converted to B32F for one man operation earlier in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
15. DMO327
Thames Valley 138, 135 and 136, DMO327/324/325, new in 1947 were A.E.C. O662 Regals with Duple B35F bodies later rebuilt to B32F for one man operation. Seen here after withdrawal, they were sold in July 1958 to P.V.D. Ltd., (dealer) Rugby. 140, DMO329 was sold at the same time and is presumably the bus on the extreme right hand side in this view.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Newbury
16. DMO330
Thames Valley 141, DMO330, new in 1947 was an AEC O662 Regal with a Duple C35F body.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
17. DMO331
New in 1947 as South Midland 142, DMO331 had passed to Marchant, Cheltenham in November 1957 for contract work. The Duple C35F bodied AEC O662 Regal was withdrawn in 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, outside Marchant's premises, High Street, Cheltenham
18. DMO671
DMO671, new in 1947, was Thames Valley 467 and was a Bristol K6A with a typical Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body seen here in Newbury.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
19. DMO675
Thames Valley 471, DMO675 was an E.C.W. bodied Bristol K, new in 1947, seen at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Ascot
20. EBL736
Thames Valley 145, EBL736, new in 1947 was an AEC O662 Regal with a Duple C35F body.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
21. KHU601
Thames Valley 437, KHU601, a Bristol K6B with ECW L55R body, new to Bristol O.C. in 1947 as their L4104 and one of eight purchased by Thames Valley in 1959 to cover a shortage of double deckers (plus more the following year, 8 from United Counties and 4 from Hants & Dorset).
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
22. LWL998
South Midland 41, LWL998, was a Duple C35F bodied AEC O662 Regal new in 1947 seen on a service to Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, London Victoria Coach Station
23. DMO683
Thames Valley 479, DMO683, was one of fifteen Bristol L6As delivered with Eastern Coachworks DP31R bodies which were converted to DP35R before entering service in 1948.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
24. EBD235
Thames Valley 72, EBD235, was a Bristol L6B with an Eastern Coachworks B35R body which had been new to United Counties in 1948 as DP31R. It was acquired in May 1952 and fitted with seats from a Newbury & District wartime Guy in May 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Newbury
25. EJB649
South Midland 68, EJB649, was an A.E.C. 6821A Regal III with a Duple C35F body new in 1948 as Newbury & District 149 passing to South Midland in 1950.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 August 1958, Gloucester Green, Oxford
26. GFM882
For the record much of the interior of GFM882 has original Crosville livery and also this stencil on the interior front above the driver. The driver's seat not only raises up or down but also slides left to right to help him as a OMO driver / conductor
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 2015, Taunton
27. GFM882
GFM882 has been repainted into Thames Valley livery and awaits Transfers / decals. It was in service at Taunton Running Day and is seen been driven by Steve Morris after dropping me and other passengers off. It is due to attend the Thames Valley event later this year. It was new in 1948 to Crosvile but sold in 1963 to Thames Valley where it served for a further three years.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 2015, Taunton
28. MJO665
South Midland 55, MJO665, was an AEC O682 Regal III with a Duple C35F body new in 1948.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, rear of Course Road Depot, Ascot
29. FBL23
Thames Valley 521, FBL23, was a Bristol L6B carrying an Eastern Coachworks B35R body new in 1949 and is seen in Newbury.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
30. EBD236
South Midland 73, EBD236, seen at Victoria Coach Station was an E.C.W. FC31F bodied Bristol L6B, new in 1950, acquired from United Counties in May 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, London Victoria Coach Station
31. FMO157
Thames Valley H10, FMO517, a Guy Arab III with a Duple H31/26R body new in 1950 is seen in Newbury at the Wharf.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
32. FMO20
Thames Valley 545, FMO20, seen at Ascot was a Bristol L6B with an Windover C33F body new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
33. FMO22
Thames Valley 818, FMO22 is seen at Reading Stations, In 1950 Thames Valley put into service 546-549, FMO 21-24, Bristol L6Bs with Windover C33F bodies. In October 1958 the bodies were scrapped, the chassis lengthened to 30' and fitted with Gardner 5LW engines before being rebodied with Eastern Coachworks FB39F bodies and being renumbered to 817-820.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, Reading Stations
34. FMO23
Seen at Reading Stations is Thames Valley 819, FMO23. In 1950 Thames Valley put into service 546-549, FMO 21-24, Bristol L6Bs with Windover C33F bodies. In October 1958 the bodies were scrapped, the chassis lengthened to 30' and fitted with Gardner 5LW engines before being rebodied with Eastern Coachworks FB39F bodies and being renumbered to 817-820.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, Reading Stations
35. FMO515
Thames Valley 170, FMO515, seen in Newbury, was a Guy Arab III with a Duple L27/26RD body new in 1950 to Newbury & District which was acquired from them later in the year.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
36. FMO516
Thames Valley 171, FMO516, was a Guy Arab III with a Duple L27/26RD body new in 1950 and is seen in Newbury.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
37. FMO517
Thames Valley H10, FMO517, was a Guy Arab III with a Duple H31/26R body new in 1950 to Newbury & District which was acquired later in the year. It had been renumbered from 172 in 1955 and is seen in Newbury.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
38. FMO938
FMO938 is Thames Valley 556, a Bristol LL6B with ECW B39/R body from 1950. It was one of three Bristol L in service at the Thames Valley 100 event. Allocated to Reading depot then Newbury it was sold to United Welsh in September 1960 where it served for 6 years before moving on to independents in Wales on school services until 1978. It then spent 10 years as a mobile home before entering preservation.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 2015, Reading
39. FMO938
FMO938, Bristol LL6B with ECW B39R body, new in August 1950 to Thames Valley Traction Co. no. 556.
Photo taken c.1971/2, Crymych
40. FMO976
Thames Valley 594, FMO976 seen at Reading Station was a Bristol KS6B with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Reading Station
41. HOT392
Thames Valley HOT392, seen in Newbury, carried fleet number H14 and was a Duple H31/26R bodied Guy Arab III which had been new in 1950 to Venture, Basingstoke which was acquired later in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
42. HOT392
Thames Valley H14, HOT392, a 1950 Guy Arab III with a Duple H31/26R body, seen at The Wharf, Newbury, was one of four ex-Venture, Basingstoke in May 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
43. HOT393
Seen at Newbury is Thames Valley H15, HOT393, which was a Guy Arab III with a Duple H31/26R body new in 1950 to Venture, Basingstoke and acquired later in the year by Thames Valley.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
44. HOT394
Thames Valley H16, HOT394, was a Guy Arab III with a Duple H31/26R body new in 1950. Originally numbered 178, it was renumbered in 1955 and is seen in Newbury.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
45. OFC204
South Midland 65, OFC204, was an AEC 6821A Regal III with a Duple C30F body new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, rear of Course Road Depot, Ascot
46. FMO949
Thames Valley 567, FMO949, a Bristol LL with ECW B39R body rebuilt in 1958 to B39F.
Photo taken 1967, High Wycombe Bus Station
47. FMO980
Thames Valley 598, FMO980, Bristol KS6B with ECW CL53RD, new in 1951.
Photo taken early 1960s, Victoria Coach Station
48. FRP839
A rear view of South Midland 824, FRP839, seen on one of the loading bays at Victoria Coach Station. This was a Bristol LL6B with an Eastern Coachworks FC37F body new to United Counties in 1951.
Photo taken Saturday 15 October 1960, Victoria Coach Station
49. GBL875
Bristol LWL6B GBL875, 611 in the Thames Valley fleet, carried an Eastern Coachworks FC35F body with a typically sad and ugly front which dated from 1951 when seen in Newbury.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
50. GJB279
I was given special permission to photograph Thames Valley 641 which was not on show to the general public. GJB279 is a Bristol KSW6B dating from 1951. It has ECW L28/27R body and came out of service with Thames Valley in the late sixties.
Photo taken Sunday 24 May 2015, Hooton Park
51. GJB281
Thames Valley 643, GJB281, was a Bristol KSW6B with an E.C.W. L27/28R body new in 1951
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, rear of Course Road Depot, Ascot
52.
Four Thames Valley Bristol LS's lined up together, from left to right 675 (HBL77), 314 (HMO839), 511(HMO857) and 673 (HBL75)
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
53. GJB252
Thames Valley Bristol LWL6B 615, GJB253, with ECW B39R body, new in 1952 and withdrawn in 1968, the year this photo was taken.
Photo taken 1968, Maidenhead Garage
54. GJB254
Preserved Thames Valley 616, GJB254, a Bristol LWL6B with ECW B39R body new in 1952
Photo taken Sunday 18 September 2011, Duxford
55. GJB266
Thames Valley 650, GJB288, a Bristol KSW6B with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in 1952 is seen in the parking area at Reading Stations.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, Parking area, Reading Stations
56. HBL77
Seen here at Ascot races, Thames Valley 675, HBL77, was an Eastern Coachworks C39F bodied Bristol LS6G which had been new in 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
57. SFC567
South Midland 81, SFC567 a Bristol LS6G with ECW C37F body, new in 1952, operating under the South Midland name and livery
Photo taken c. 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
58. SFC570
South Midland 84, SFC570, was a Bristol LS6G/ECW C37F new in 1952 seen at Victoria Coach Station alongside some abandoned luggage.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
59. HBL68
Former Thames Valley 666, HBL68, a Bristol KSW6B with ECW L55R body new in 1953, stored very much out of use in the depot of Fowler of Holbeach Drove.
Photo taken Tuesday 26 January 1999, Holbeach Drove, near Crowland
60. HBL68
WH Fowler & Sons, Spalding, HBL68 Bristol KSW6B built in 1953 with ECW L27/28R bodywork. New as Thames Valley 666.
Photo taken Tuesday 17 February 2015, A1, North of Grantham
61. SFC503
South Midland 88, SFC503, the third of four Guy Arab UFs (6HLW) with Lydney/BBW C41C bodies, is seen at Victoria Coach Station. New in 1953, all four passed to Red & White in July 1960.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 June 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
62. SFC504
South Midland 89, SFC504, was a Guy Arab UF with a Lydney/BBW C41C body new in 1953. The last of four such coaches, it is seen at Victoria Coach Station. All four passed to Red & White, in July 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1959, Victoria Coach Station, London
63. TWL56
South Midland 91, TWL56, new in 1953 was a Bristol LS6B with E.C.W. C37F body.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, rear of Course Road Depot, Ascot
64. TWL59
Ipswich Coach Company TWL59, Bristol LS6B / ECW coach. Ex Hedingham & District. New in August 1953 to South Midland, then to Thames Valley from December 1966 to 1969.
Photo taken May 1972, Old Cattle Market/Silent Street access to Falcon Street, Ipswich
65. HMO870
Thames Valley 724, HMO870, a Bristol LS6B with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body seen at Ascot races had been new in June 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
66. HMO871
Thames Valley 725, HMO871, a Bristol LS6B with ECW B45F body, new in July 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
67. JRX817
This shows what happened in later life to the bus captured on film 48 years earlier, a Bristol-built bus that started life with Thames Valley, JRX817. It is at a roadside antiques barn on Highway 33 in rural Ontario, Canada.
Photo taken Friday 25 January 2008, Highway 33, Ontario, Canada, about 7.5km from the Glenora ferry
68. JRX817
Thames Valley 742, JRX817, a Bristol KSW6B with ECW L53RD body, new in 1955
Photo taken c. 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
69. JRX817
JRX 817, an ex-Thames Valley Bristol seen at the British Army's training unit at Suffield, Alberta, Canada during a 1975 world tour.
Photo taken May 1975, Suffield, Alberta, Canada
70. JRX821
Thames Valley 746, JRX821, was a 1955 Bristol KSW6B with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
71. JRX823
Another view of ex Thames Valley KSW 748, JRX823, about to have an argument with a Queen Mary.
Photo taken mid 1990's, Amberley Chalk Pits Museum, near Arundel
72. JRX823
Rear view of Thames Valley KSW JRX823
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2004, Watercress Line Rally, Alton
73. JRX823
Ex-Thames Valley 748, JRX823, a 1955 Bristol KSW6B with ECW L55R body.
Photo taken Monday 30 August 2004, Gosport
74. JRX823
Preserved ex-Thames Valley 748, JRX823, a Bristol KSW6B with ECW L55R body, built in 1955. It was withdrawn in 1974 and passed into preservation.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Alton
75. JRX823
Preserved ex-Thames Valley 748, JRX823, a Bristol KSW6B with ECW L55R body which had the distinction of being the last but one KSW to be built in 1955. It was withdrawn in 1974 and passed into preservation.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2003, Alton
76. MBL833
Thames Valley 752, MBL833, a Bristol LD6G with ECW CH55RD body, one of a batch of six new in 1956
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
77. MBL834
Thames Valley Lodekka 753, MBL834, a Bristol LD6G with ECW CH55RD body, one of a batch of six new in 1956.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
78. NBL736
New in 1957, Thames Valley 779, NBL736, was a Bristol LDL6G with an Eastern Coachworks H37/33R body seen at Reading Station.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Reading Station
79. NBL736
Thames Valley 779, NBL736, was a Bristol LDL6G with an Eastern Coachworks H37/33R body new in 1957 and is seen here at Reading Stations. It was fitted with air brakes and had been intended for Southern Vectis.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, Reading Stations
80. 618JPU
South Midland 618JPU was a Bristol MW5G with an Eastern Coachworks C34F body seen at the City of Oxford garage. It had been new in 1958 as Eastern National 433, later 328, passing to Thames Valley (South Midland) 442 in March 1968. The South Midland fleet passed to City of Oxford in January 1971 when 618JPU was renumbered to 42.
Photo taken Sunday 23 May 1971, City Of Oxford Garage
81. ORX632
South Midland 801, ORX632, was a Bristol MW6G with ECW C34F body new in 1958 at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 15 April 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
82. ORX633
Orpington & District ORX633, a Bristol MW6G new in 1958 with ECW C34F body which was converted to B41F in 1969. New to Thames Valley as 802
Photo taken 1976/7, Crofton Road, Orpington
83. ORX633
Seen in Victoria Coach Station is South Midland 802, ORX633, a Bristol MW6G new in 1958 with an Eastern Coachworks C34F body about to depart from Victoria Coach Station on a tour to the Cornish Riviera.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, London Victoria Coach Station
84. ORX633
Thames Valley (South Midland) 802, ORX633, seen at Gloucester Green Bus Station was a Bristol MW6G with an Eastern Coachworks C34F body new in 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
85. UJB202
Thames Valley 836, UJB202, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW CH65F body, new in 1960, with 1964 FLF D5 behind
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
86. 833CRX
Duple C37F bodywork was carried by South Midland C403, 833CRX, a Bedford SB8 new in 1963 which was seen at Ascot racecourse.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
87. ABL117B
Thames Valley FLF Coach D5, ABL117B, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW CLD65F body, new in 1964.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
88. ABL119B
Thames Valley FLF Coach D7, ABL119B, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW CLD65F body, new in 1964.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
89. DRX122C
New to Thames Valley in 1965, this Bristol FLF6G was D18, DRX122C, in that fleet. It is seen working as an open-top tour bus in York for Viking Tours in 1993.
Photo taken Friday 16 July 1993, York
90. DRX122C
Jorvik Tourbus, York, DRX122C, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1965 with ECW PO38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken Clifford Street, York
91. PBL57F
Western SMT acquired this 1968 Bristol Lodekka from Thames Valley as part of the NBC-SBG VR-FLF swap in the early 1970s. It was originally D57, PBL57F, in the Thames Valley fleet and became B2432 with Western.
Photo taken July 1989, Whitesands, Dumfries
92. RRX994G
United AS 1495, RRX994G, A Bristol LH6L built in 1969 with ECW B45F bodywork. New as Thames Valley 514, waiting at a battered stand in Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken June 1977, North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
93. OCS597H
OCS597H, Alder Valley 889, ex-Western SMT Bristol VR/ECW leaves Reading bus station displaying the hopelessly inadequate SBG destination equipment which in some cases was replaced with "Tilling type" displays in due course.
Photo taken Oct 1975, Station Hill, Reading
94. XMO541H
Seen in service with Northern Bus of Dinnington near Sheffield is XMO541H, a Bristol VRT dating from 1970. When new this was 513 in the Thames Valley fleet.
Photo taken Thursday 12 June 1997, Meadowhall, Sheffield
95. AMO238J
Thames Valley 223, AMO238J, a 1971 Bristol LH6L with ECW body is seen parked alongside a former London Transport Daimler Fleetline which is sporting an early Daimler badge that had been fitted by the then current owner Griffiths of Porthdinorwig
Photo taken June 1986, Porthdinorwig