SCT '61 Photo Index
United Automobile
United Automobile Services Ltd

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1. EF4232
United Autos 57, EF4232, was a Thornycroft BC with a Vickers B32F body originally bought by Eastern Express Motors of West Hartlepool in 1929. (Thanks to David Beilby for this information).
Photo taken circa 1930, Wilton Street, Bradford
2. HN9765
United AS LH165 HN9765, a Bristol H built in 1934 with ECOC B36R bodywork.
Photo taken 1934, Lowestoft
3. HN9765
United AS LH165 HN9765, a Bristol H built in 1934 with ECOC B36R bodywork.
Photo taken 1934, Lowestoft
4. CWB987
United AS MC2, CWB987, a Leyland Titan TD4 built in 1936 with Cravens bodywork.
Photo taken July 1969, Haymarket Bus Station, Newcastle
5. CWB987
This unidentified United double decker, probably a Leyland TD with, perhaps, Weymann body was parked at Newcastle's Haymarket Bus Station as a staff canteen.
Photo taken Haymarket Bus Station, Newcastle
6. DHN482
In response to the superbly restored by LVVS BG147, here is a further variation on the theme. BLO18, DHN482, a pre war L5G rebodied with a post war ECW body.
Photo taken early 1960, Darlington Grange Road workshops
7. EHN984
United Automobile Services LLE28, EHN984, a Leyland TS8 with ECW C32F body, one of ten dating from 1939, waits in Wellington Street coach station, Leeds to take up service to Middlesbrough.
Photo taken Saturday 9 March 1957, Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
8. FHN833
United Automobile Services BG147, FHN833, a 1940 Bristol L5G with an ECW B35F body at Pyke Road in North Hykeham during the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society Running Day.
Photo taken Sunday 5 November 2017, Pyke Road, North Hykeham
9. FHN923
United AS 61, FHN923, a Bristol K5G built in 1940 and converted by United to a service vehicle in 1956 and subsequently preserved.
Photo taken Summer 1987, United's Main Depot, Grange Road, Darlington
10. GHN636
A fleeting mention was made a while ago about United's service 54/55 between North Shields and Backworth and the fact that it was sometimes, in the evening, worked by a single deck Bristol L5G.
Photo taken c.1958, Northumberland Square, North Shields
11. GHN189
Ex-United GHN189, a Bristol K5G new in 1942, rebodied in 1954 with an ECW 53-seat lowbridge body produced 5 years earlier for a Leyland TD2.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2003, Alton
12. GHN189
GHN189 is a United Automobile Bristol K5G from 1942 with ECW L27/26R body
Photo taken Monday 30 August 2010, Sea Lane, Sunderland
13. GHN189
A second photo of ex-United Bristol GHN189 at Medstead Station on the Watercress Line after losing power while operating one of the services. While the driver investigates, an interested audience looks on.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2003, Medstead Station
14. 992CHN
Snowdon Brothers, contractor based at Easington Co. Durham, 992CHN, Bristol LL5G rebuild of 1957 (rebuilt from an older Bristol L5G of 1946/7) with ECW FDP39C bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Middlesbrough
15. GHN635
Former United Autos GHN635 was a magnificent Bristol K6A dating from 1946. Originally fitted with a Strachan body, it had this 1949 ECW L27/26R body fitted in 1954 and was acquired by Samuel Ledgard in 1959.
Photo taken 1965, Yeadon Depot
16. GHN999
United BG213, GHN999, an ECW B35R bodied Bristol L5G was seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
17. HHN202
Durham District DB216, HHN202, a 1947 Bristol L5G with ECW rear entrance bodywork originally delivered to United. The bus was transferred to Durham District after the company was formed in 1950/1951.
Photo taken Sunday 8 April 2007, Kirkby Stephen
18. HHN202
HHN202 was Durham District Services Limited DB216, a Bristol L5G with ECW B35R bodywork.
Photo taken Monday 30 August 2010, Seaburn Show Field
19. HHN203
United BG217, HHN203, a Bristol L5G with an Eastern Coachworks B35R body seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
20. HHN297
United Auto LP7, HHN297, was one of fifty Leyland PS1s with Willowbrook B35R bodies new in 1947. It was seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station. When new it was numbered LTO197 and had been renumbered in May 1951.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
21. HHN306
Seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, United Auto LP16, HHN306, was one of fifty Leyland PS1s with Willowbrook B35R bodies new in 1947. When new it was numbered LTO206 and was renumbered in May 1951.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
22. JHN327
United BG241, JHN327, a Bristol L5G with an Eastern Coachworks B35R body seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
23. JHN332
Golightly Developments Ltd, contractor, JHN332, a Bristol L5G built in 1947 with ECW B35R bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, St. Hilda, Middlesbrough
24. JHN396
United BG310, JHN396, a Bristol L5G with an Eastern Coachworks B35R body seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
25. JHN408
United BG320, JHN408, a Bristol L5G with an Eastern Coachworks B35R body seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
26. LHN355
United BG339, LHN355, an ECW B35R bodied Bristol L5G was seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
27. LHN377
United BG349, LHN377, a Bristol L5G with an Eastern Coachworks B35R body seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
28. LPT717
Contractor, Bradley of York, ran LPT717, a Gurney Nutting C33F bodied Leyland Tiger PS1/1 which they had acquired from Durham District Services, where it had been DLC93.
Photo taken April 1968, High Street, Stockton
29. KHN381
United Auto BBL24, KHN381, was a Bristol K6B with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in 1948 as BDO81 being renumbered in May 1951 and was seen in the Market Place in Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Market Place, Bishop Auckland
30. LHN559
G Stephenson, contractor of Bishop Auckland, 608, LHN559, a Bristol L5G built in 1949 with ECW B35R bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Middlesbrough
31. LHN561
G Stephenson, a Bishop Auckland building contractor, operated LHN561, a Bristol L6B built 1949 with ECW B35R bodywork.
Photo taken April 1973, Thornaby
32. LHN566
Fok Lei, Macau, M-27-75, a Bristol L5G built in 1949 with Sun Cheong B33D bodywork from 1981.
Photo taken July 1981, Macau
33. LHN805
Fok Lei, Macau, L123 M-27-06 Bristol L5G built in 1949 with ECW bodywork modified by Fok Lei to B33D. This had been new as United AS BLO405 and registered LHN805.
Photo taken July 1981, Macau
34. LHN813
United Automobile LHN813, a Bristol L5G with ECW B35R body, new in 1949 as BLO413.
Photo taken 1963, Whitby Railway Station
35. LHN814
Fok Lei, Macau, M-14-77, Bristol L5G built in 1949 with ECW bodywork converted to B33D in Macau.
Photo taken July 1981, Macau
36. LHN823
1949 Bristol L5G's ex Lincolnshire RCC FFW830 and ex United AS LHN823, both with ECW B35R bodies.
Photo taken Tuesday 19 August 2014, Hawes Countryside Museum public car park
37. LHN823
LHN823 is a Bristol L5G with ECW B35R body which was new to United in October 1949 as their BLO423; in the 1951 renumbering scheme, it became BG381 and it is this identity which it carries these days.
Photo taken Tuesday 19 July 2016, Station Yard, Hawes
38. LHN860
United rebuilt this 1949 Bristol L5G to front entrance in 1957, losing four seats in the rebuild, to use as a one man bus. BG413, LHN860, is seen at the Beamish Festival of Transport picking up passengers at the museum entrance. The destination is a relic of its time in the TV series Heartbeat. The vehicle behind is a replica AEC B type.
Photo taken Saturday 5 April 2014, Beamish Open Air Museum
39. LHN861
United Autos BG414, LHN861, was a Bristol L5G with an ECW B35R body dating from 1949. In 1957 it was converted to B35F for one-person-operation.
Photo taken c. 1961, Ripon
40. 989CHN
United Automobile BGS1, 989CHN, a Bristol LL5G rebuild with ECW FB39C body, reconstructed in 1957 from an earlier L5G bus, lengthened and rebodied with an eight feet wide body on the 7ft. 6in wide chassis.
Photo taken September 1960, Royal Albert Drive, Scarborough
41. 995CHN
United Automobile BGS7, 995CHN, a Bristol LL5G rebuild with ECW FB39C body, reconstructed and lengthened in 1957 from an earlier L5G bus and rebodied with an eight feet wide body on the 7ft. 6in chassis.
Photo taken September 1960, Corner Cafe, Scarborough
42. LHN823
Former United Autos BG381, LHN823, is a Bristol L5G with an ECW B35R body dating from 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 22 August 2010, Garsdale
43. LHN848
United Auto BG406, LHN848, new in 1950 as BLO448 was a Bristol L5G with an Eastern Coachworks B35R body seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station. It had been renumbered in May 1951.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
44. LHN860
United Autos BG413, LHN860, was one of their unusual forward-entrance Bristol L5Gs with an ECW B35F body.
Photo taken Sunday 10 June 2012, Goathland Station, North Yorkshire Moors Railway
45. LHN860
LHN860 is a United Automobile Bristol L5G converted to L6B with ECW B35F bodywork seen bound for "Aidensfield" via a grass route - beware of sheep
Photo taken Monday 30 August 2010, Seaburn Show Field, Sunderland
46. LHN863
United AS G416, LHN863, a Bristol L5G from 1950 with Eastern Coach Works B35R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1968, North Road, Durham
47. LHN867
Wales Dove Bitumastic Ltd, contractor, LHN867, a Bristol L5G built in 1950 with ECW B35R bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Clarence Street, near the junction with Cowpen Bewley Road, Stockton-on-Tees
48. MHN470
Seen in the Market Place in Bishop Auckland was United Auto BG423, MHN470, was a Bristol L5G with a Willowbrook B35R body new in 1950 as BLO470, being renumbered in May 1951.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Market Place, Bishop Auckland
49. NHN100
NHN100 was a Bristol L5G which had been new to United Auto in 1950 as their BLO500. It originally carried an ECW B35R body and was renumbered BG442 in the May 1951 scheme. Converted to B35F and equipped for OMO in January 1959, it was again renumbered in November 1964, becoming G442.
Photo taken c.1969, The Sands, Durham
50. NHN122
United Automobile BG454, NHN122, a Bristol LL5G with ECW B39R body, new in 1950 as BLO 522.
Photo taken 1963, Corner Cafe, Scarborough
51. NHN128
Eastwood (chicken farmer) NHN128, a Bristol LL5G built in 1950 with ECW B39R bodywork.
Photo taken March 1973, Seamer, near Stokesley
52. NHN83
G Stephenson, Bishop Auckland contractor, 604, NHN83, a Bristol L5G built in 1950 with ECW B30R bodywork.
Photo taken February 1972, Thornaby
53. NHN909
United AS BH9, NHN909, a Bristol K6B from 1950 with Eastern Coach Works H30/26R bodywork
Photo taken July 1968, Bishop Auckland Market Place
54. NHN910
United AS BH10, NHN910, a Bristol K6B built in 1950 with ECW H30/26R bodywork, taken not long before this type disappeared from the United fleet.
Photo taken December 1968, Park Street, Middlesbrough
55. NHN135
United Autos NHN105, was a Bristol L5G with an ECW B35R body dating from 1950.
Photo taken 1959, Valley Bridge Bus Station, Scarborough
56. PHN840
Martindale of Ferryhill operated PHN840, a Bristol LS5G built in 1951 with ECW B45F bodywork. This had been new to United AS as BU11 becoming U11 in 1964.
Photo taken November 1970, Martindale Garage off Durham Road, Ferryhill
57. PHN801
United Automobile Company LUT1, PHN801, a Leyland PSU1/15 with E.C.W. C39F body, was one of nine delivered in 1952/3 in the olive green and cream livery for the Tyne-Tees-Thames service from Newcastle to London.
Photo taken Sunday 6 July 1958, Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
58. PHN809
United AS BH27, PHN809, a Bristol KSW6B built in 1952 with ECW H32/28R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1968, Bishop Auckland Market Place
59. PHN820
United BGL77, PHN820, a Bristol KSW5G with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
60. PHN826
United BBL64, PHN826, a Bristol KSW6B built in 1952 with ECW L27/28R bodywork.
Photo taken April 1968, Hartlepool Bus Station
61. PHN829
United Auto 1952 Bristol KSW6B with lowbridge ECW bodywork BBL67, PHN829. These were the last lowbridge KSW bought by United.
Photo taken 1993, The Heart of the Pennines Rally, Halifax
62. PHN829
United BBL67 loads passengers for the trip, PHN829, a 1952 Bristol KSW6B with lowbridge ECW bodywork.
Photo taken Monday 29 August 2011, Sea Lane, Sunderland
63. PHN829
United Bristol KSW BBL67, PHN829, loaded – this gives a clearer view of the tables layout which has attracted the riveted youngster at the stop.
Photo taken Monday 29 August 2011, Sea Lane, Sunderland
64. PHN842
Martindale of Ferryhill, Co. Durham PHN842, a Bristol LS5G of 1952 with Eastern Coach Works B45F bodywork
Photo taken May 1970, Market Street, Ferryhill
65. PHN847
Hedingham & District PHN847, Bristol LS / ECW, ex-United Auto.
Photo taken June 1971, Colchester Bus Station
66. PHN848
Fok Lei, Macau, M-38-80, a Bristol LS5G built in 1952/3 with company modified bodywork. Formerly registered PHN848, this had been new as United BU19 with standard ECW bodywork.
Photo taken July 1981, Macau
67. RHN69
RHN69, a bus well known to most of SCT61's North East contingent and formerly United's sole Guy double decker numbered GGH1. Originally ordered by the Durham independent Darlington Triumph, it was delivered in chassis form to United and then bodied by Willowbrook.
Photo taken 1968, Thirsk
68. RHN69
United Auto GGH1, RHN69, a Guy Arab III with Willowbrook H32/28R body, new in 1952.
Photo taken circa 1961, Barras Bridge, Newcastle
69. PHN842
United Auto BU13, PHN842, was a Bristol LS5G with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body which was new in 1953 and was seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
70. SHN707
United Automobile 64, SHN707, a Bristol KSW6B with E.C.W. H32/28R body, new in 1953 as BBH34.
Photo taken July 1969, Bishop Auckland Market Place
71. SHN710
United BGH1, SHN710, was the first Bristol KSW5G with ECW H32/28R body new in 1953. Like all the highbridge KSWs it gained the more powerful Bristol engine after a few years, in this case as BBH61 in 10/59.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 July 1970, Crown Hotel, Dewsbury
72. SHN712
United AS 78, SHN712, a Bristol KSW6B built in 1953 with ECW H32/28R bodywork. This vehicle had been new as BGH3 and had received a Bristol engine from a L6B in 1959 and was renumbered BBH60 becoming BH60 in 1964 and renumbered again becoming 78 in 1969.
Photo taken July 1969, Park Street, Middlesbrough
73. SHN714
United Auto BH58, SHN714, built 1953 as KSW5G was re-engined with a Bristol 6 cylinder version around 1960. It is passing Cargo Fleet garage 6 months after the formation of Teesside Municipal Transport. The trolleybuses had about 4 years left before withdrawal.
Photo taken Saturday 14 September 1968, TRTB South Bank Depot
74. SHN715
United AS 75, SHN715, a Bristol KSW5G built in 1953 with ECW H32/28RD bodywork, converted to KSW6B in 1959.
Photo taken January 1969, Park Street, Middlesbrough
75. UHN638
United AS BH38, UHN638, a Bristol KSW6B built in 1953 with ECW H32/28R bodywork.
Photo taken August 1967, Park Street, Middlesbrough
76. KDL402
United AS KDL402, a Bristol LD6G built in 1954 with ECW H33/27R bodywork.
Photo taken September 1975, Scarborough Bus Station
77. KDL404
One of a batch new to Southern Vectis as 508, KDL404, this 1954 LD6G first moved from the sunshine island to United Counties at Luton then to United at Scarborough and finally, after conversion to a trainer bus for United. Those of the batch that made the last hurdle to trainer bus (others fell by the wayside on the way) replaced more recently built United LD6Bs.
Photo taken Saturday 7 May 1977, Park Street, Middlesbrough
78. KDL406
United AS 95, KDL406, a Bristol Lodekka LD6B built in 1954 with ECW bodywork.
Photo taken June 1978, Fisherman's Square, Redcar
79. KDL410
United Automobile 939, KDL410, a Bristol Lodekka LD6G with ECW H33/25R body. New in 1954 to Southern Vectis (514) it originally had the 'long apron' type grille. It passed to United Counties (939) in 1973, then was initially loaned to United Automobile in 1975 before being acquired by them, remaining in the green livery. It became a UAS Driver Training vehicle in 1976.
Photo taken 1975/76, Sandside, Scarborough
80. SHN718
1954 United Automobile LS6B with ECW C39F, BUT3, SHN718, has just collected some passengers on the original Great North Road in Hatfield at about 19:30 on a warm summer evening.
Photo taken June 1959, north of Hatfield Station on the original Great North Road, Hatfield, Herts
81. SHN727
United Autos U37, SHN727, a Bristol LS5G with ECW body of 1954.
Photo taken 1968, W.North's dealers and breakers yard, Sherburn-in-Elmet
82. SHN770
United AS 2080, SHN770, a Bristol LS5G built in 1954 with Eastern Coach Works B45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Marlborough Crescent bus station, Newcastle upon Tyne
83. UHN348
United Auto BUT12, UHN348, was a Bristol LS6B with ECW C39F body new in June 1954 and ran in "Tyne-Tees-Thames" olive & cream livery. It was renumbered UT12 in November 1964 and sold to dealer North of Sherburn-in-Elmet in January 1968. Two months later it came to the operator shown here, Bedlington & District of Ashington.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1971, outside Lintonville Terrace depot, Ashington
84. UHN642
United AS 67, UHN642, a Bristol KSW6B built in 1954/5 with ECW H32/28R bodywork. Although much has changed on Stockton High Street most of these buildings still survive. A Trimdon MS Ford/Strachan can be seen approaching from the right.
Photo taken June 1969, High Street, Stockton
85. VHN847
United BBH47, VHN847, was a Bristol KSW6B with an Eastern Coachworks H32/28R body.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 1959, Feethams, Darlington
86. VHN898
G Stephenson, Bishop Auckland contractor, VHN898, a Bristol LS5G built in 1954 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1973, Thornaby
87. WHN55
United AS BH55, WHN55, a Bristol KSW6B built in 1954 with ECW H32/28R bodywork.
Photo taken December 1968, Carlisle
88. WHN56
United AS 74, WHN56, a Bristol KSW6B built in 1954 with ECW H32/28R bodywork. Numerically the last KSW to be delivered to United and seen here working route 397 to Dinnington Village from Newcastle Haymarket.
Photo taken October 1969, Haymarket Bus Station, Newcastle
89. WHN701
United AS 101, WHN701, a Bristol Lodekka LD6B built in 1954 with ECW H33/27R bodywork. Originally BL1 and numerically the first of a large number of Lodekkas.
Photo taken May 1970, Bishop Auckland Market Place
90. WHN113
United BU113, WHN113, a Bristol LS5G with ECW bus body dating from 1955, heads for Whitby from Scarborough in 1967.
Photo taken Monday 21 August 1967, Thorpe Lane, Fylingthorpe
91. WHN118
United U118, WHN118, a Bristol LS5G/ECW B45F in Park Road, Whitley Bay on a town service. Nothing remarkable, I know, but only the second bus photograph I ever took with 127 Film and aware that these ladies doing their shopping on and off the bus would be staring out at a school boy "doing what?". The first picture was a Tynemouth Atlantean at St Mary's lighthouse and too poor to admit to!!
Photo taken Friday 13 August 1965, Park View, Whitley Bay
92. WHN120
United AS 2120, WHN120, a Bristol LS5G built in 1955 with ECW B45F bodywork. Binns, in the background, is all that remains now from this view of Park Street next to Middlesbrough's cramped former bus station.
Photo taken May 1970, Park Street, Middlesbrough
93. WHN132
United AS U132, WHN132, a Bristol LS5G built in 1955 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1967, Park Street, Middlesbrough
94. WHN139
United Autos 2139, WHN139, was a Bristol LS5G with an ECW B45F body dating from 1955.
Photo taken circa 1973, Hartlepool Bus Station
95. WHN149
United Auto BU149, WHN149, was a Bristol LS5G with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body which was new in 1955 and was seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
96. WHN56
Seen at Berwick is United BH56, WHN56, a Bristol KSW6B with Eastern Coachworks H32/28R body.
Photo taken Monday 26 July 1965, Berwick Bus Station
97. WHN56
United BBH56, WHN56, a Bristol KSW6B with ECW H32/28R body new in 1955, seen in the snowy Newcastle Jesmond depot yard on 15 February 1970 after renumbering to BH56 in November 1964 then to 74 in January 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 15 February 1970, Newcastle Jesmond depot yard
98. WHN703
United Autos 103, WHN703, was an LD6B and one of the first Lodekkas in their fleet, introduced in 1955 (as BL3).
Photo taken circa 1972, Corner Cafe, Scarborough
99. WHN703
United Automobile BL3, WHN703, a Bristol LD6B with ECW H33/25R body, new in 1955.
Photo taken September 1960, Corner Cafe, Scarborough
100. WHN705
United L5, WHN705, sits at the terminus at Corner Café in Scarborough. This road is known as Peasholm Gap and the Corner Café building is on the other side of the road.
Photo taken July 1967, Corner Cafe, North Bay, Scarborough
101. XHN403
United Automobile BUE3, XHN403, a 1955 Bristol LS6B with ECW DP39F body, seen here far from home in Lowestoft, on hire to Eastern Counties, and filling up fast for a four shilling Mystery Tour.
Photo taken Sunday 28 June 1964, Lowestoft Sea Front
102. XHN405
United AS 2305, XHN405, a Bristol LS6B built in 1955 with ECW DP39F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1969, Park Street, Middlesbrough
103. YHN155
United Automobile BU155, YHN155, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B45F body, new in 1955.
Photo taken 1963, Corner Cafe, Scarborough
104. YHN173
United AS 2173, YHN173, a Bristol LS5G built in 1955 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle Upon Tyne
105. 107BHN
United BL7, 107BHN taken in July 1970 at the then Spa terminus of service 104 which made use of the newly built roundabout at the bottom of Valley Bridge Road.
Photo taken July 1970, Spa Roundabout, Scarborough
106. 113BHN
United AS 95, 113BHN, a Bristol LD6B built in 1956 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken May 1973, Fisherman's Square, Redcar
107. 18BHN
Like most operators, from the late 50s onwards, United Auto embraced the concept of one man operation but the part played in this conversion by a little-known operator in a remote Northumberland valley is often overlooked. 18BHN, seen here, was a Bristol LS6B with ECW C39F bodywork, new to United in June 1956.
Photo taken c.1969, Redesmouth Road, Bellingham
108. 18BHN
While browsing through the United gallery, I came across a picture of 18BHN, ex United but then with J.H.Thomson and thus solved the mystery of the above sighting"somewhere on the M6" which had eluded me for years. I had assumed it was a contractor or commercial garage outfit (non -PSV).
Photo taken Aug 1970, M6 northbound
109. 206CHN
United AS 2206, 206CHN, Bristol LS5G built in 1956 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Park Street, Middlesbrough
110. 118BHN
United AS 118, 118BHN, a Bristol Lodekka LD6B built in 1957 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork. Waiting at the old Haymarket bus station for the run up to Ashington on a very dull and dreary day.
Photo taken November 1969, Haymarket Bus Station, Newcastle
111. 118BHN
United Automobile BL18, 118BHN, a Bristol LD6B with ECW H33/27RD new in 1957.
Photo taken Oct/ Nov 1960, Billy Mill
112. 174DHN
United Auto BU501, 174DHN, was a Bristol MW5G with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body which was new in 1957 and which was seen in the Market Place in Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Market Place, Bishop Auckland
113. 314FHN
United AS 2314, 314FHN, a Bristol LS6B built in 1957 with ECW DP39F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1969, Stockton-on-Tees
114. 629CHN
United Autos BU229, 629CHN, a classic Bristol LS5G with ECW B45F body of 1957.
Photo taken 1959, Helmsley Market Place
115. 630CHN
United Autos BU230, 630CHN, and BU221, 221CHN, were both Bristol LS5G's with the standard ECW B45F bodies of 1957. These 5-cylinder engines would have to work hard tackling the steep hills out of Whitby.
Photo taken 1960, Whitby Bus Station
116. 642CHN
United 2242, 642CHN, a Bristol LS5G with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body, new in June 1957, was seen leaving the bus station in Durham.
Photo taken Thursday 31 July 1969, Durham Bus Station
117. 646CHN
United AS 2246, 646CHN, a Bristol LS5G built in 1957 with ECW B45F bodywork. This had been new as BU246, becoming U246 in 1964 and then 2246 in 1969.
Photo taken July 1972, North Road, Durham
118. 989EHN
Durham District Services DL7, 989EHN, a Bristol Lodekka LD6B built in 1957 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken August 1967, High Street, Stockton
119. 989EHN
Durham District Services DBL7, 989EHN, was a Bristol LD6B with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27R body.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 1959, rear parking area of the Leadyard Bus Terminus, Darlington
120. 991EHN
Durham District DL 8, 991EHN, a Bristol LD6B of 1957 with Eastern Coach Works H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken April 1968, Park Lane Bus Station, Sunderland
121. 993EHN
Durham District DU6, 993EHN, a Bristol LS5G built in 1957 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1968, Durham Market Place
122. 996CHN
Bedlington & District 996CHN was new to United in May 1957 as BGS8 before general renumbering to GS8 in November 1964. It was a Bristol LL5G with ECW FB39C to the Queen Mary design but with bus seats. The chassis was extended and rebuilt from GHN991 an L5G with fleet number BLO191 later BG205, the body was 8ft wide hence broader than the chassis.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1971, Widdrington, Northumberland
123. 997CHN
Following up on the information about United BGS4, here is one of my "box brownie" views from July 1967 of United BGS9, 997CHN, taken at Corner Café. I was lucky to see it as this was the last season of operation for these buses. I'm surprised not more pictures have been posted of them.
Photo taken July 1967, Corner Cafe, North Bay, Scarborough
124. 12HHN
United AS 137, 12HHN, a Bristol Lodekka LD6B built in 1958 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork. Looking exceptionally clean and ready for the run to Durham from Middlesbrough. This had been new as BL37, becoming L37, and finally renumbered 137.
Photo taken August 1972, Park Street, Middlesbrough
125. 203KFM
Crosville Motor Services CMG363, 203KFM, a 1958 Bristol MW6G with ECW coach body was downgraded to bus work in 1971 and reclassified as SMG363. After withdrawal by Crosville in 1976 the bus was sold to United. It is seen still wearing Crosville livery but numbered 2301 in the United fleet
Photo taken 1976, Filey Bus Station
126. 203KFM
United AS 2301, 203KFM, a Bristol MW6G built in 1958 with ECW C39F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1976, Scarborough Bus Station
127. 304GHN
304GHN is a Bristol LS6B coach without roof pod and with ECW C34F body, new to United Automobile in 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 5 April 2015, Brough
128. 304GHN
The immaculate interior of United Automobile preserved Bristol LS6B coach 304GHN.
Photo taken Sunday 5 April 2015, Brough
129. 304GHN
Looking immaculate in United's famous coach livery, BUC4, 304GHN, a 1958 Bristol LS6B shows off its subtle curves as it leaves Skipton at the Aire Valley Running Day.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 2015, Skipton Coach Street
130. 423GHN
United Automobile 123, 423GHN, a Bristol Lodekka LD6B with E.C.W. H33/27R body, new in 1958 as BL23.
Photo taken April 1971, Bishop Auckland Market Place
131. 425GHN
United Auto 98, 425GHN, an ECW H33/27R bodied Bristol LD6B seen as a driver training vehicle in Scarborough, climbing Westwood coming from the garage.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 April 1972, Westwood, Scarborough
132. 990EHN
United AS 126, 990EHN, a Bristol Lodekka LD6B built in 1958 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken March 1973, Middlesbrough bus station
133. 995EHN
United AS 2583, 995EHN, a Bristol MW5G built in 1958 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Flatts Road, Barnard Castle
134. 999GHN
United AS 134, 999GHN, a Bristol Lodekka LD6B built in 1958 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork. New to United as BL34.
Photo taken August 1971, Fisherman's Square, Redcar
135. 451LHN
Sunderland District 288, YPT288, was a Burlingham-bodied Leyland PD3/4 from 1958. Standing next to it is United Autos 151, 451LHN, a Bristol LD6B of 1959.
Photo taken 1972, Hartlepool Bus Station
136. 511FHN
United AS, 2511 511FHN, a Bristol MW5G built in 1959 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Berwick Bus Station
137. 513FHN
United Auto BU513, 513FHN, was a Bristol MW5G with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
138. 520FHN
United 2520, 520FHN, a 1959 Bristol MW5G with 45 seat ECW bodywork. Originally BU520, renumbered in 1969.
Photo taken 1975, Richmond
139. 520LHN
United Automobile coach BUE520, 520LHN, a 1959 Bristol MW6G with ECW DP39F body seen here at Marble Arch en-route to Victoria Coach Station
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, Oxford Street/Park Lane, London Marble Arch
140. 527JHN
United AS U527, 527JHN, a Bristol MW5G built in 1959 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1968, Ormesby Bank, Middlesbrough
141. 56DUP
United Automobile 2004, 56DUP, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Highway body, new to and taken over from Wilkinson's of Sedgefield.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1971, High Street/Bridge End, Willington
142. 715JHN
Durham District DU 15, 715JHN, a Bristol MW5G built in 1959 with Eastern Coach Works B45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1967, Park Street, Middlesbrough
143. 936JHN
Durham District DU536, 936JHN, a Bristol MW5G built in 1959 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1968, Sedgefield
144. 936JHN
Following up on two threads running on Bristol MW's, on the left is United 2536, 936JHN, a B45F example and one of the batch reregistered (from 536JHN). On the right looking somewhat dishevelled is 2793, 156SHN, delivered as DP41F but later reseated to B45F with the front panel removed to show the Cave Brown Cave heating.
Photo taken Saturday 17 July 1976, United Depot, Morland Street, Bishop Auckland
145. 995EHN
Durham District Services DBU11, 995EHN, was a Bristol MW5G with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 1959, Feethams, Darlington
146. 1538HN
United Automobile MW6G BUE538, 1538HN with ECW DP39F body, new in 1960.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
147. 2060HN
United AS 260, 2060HN, a Bristol Lodekka FSF6B built in 1960 with ECW H34/26F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Hartlepool Bus Station
148. 2588HN
United AS 2428, 2588HN, a Bristol MW5G built in 1960 with ECW DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Bus Station, Durham
149. 2590HN
United AS U590, 2590HN, a Bristol MW5G built in 1960 with ECW DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1968, Carlisle bus station
150. 2601HN
United AS 2441, 2601HN, a Bristol MW6G built in 1960 with ECW DP bodywork.
Photo taken February 1970, High Street, Redcar
151. 523LHN
United BUE523, 523LHN, a 1960 Bristol MW6G with ECW dual purpose bodywork awaits to depart for Burton Leonard.
Photo taken Thursday 29 January 1970, Harrogate
152. 524LHN
United AS UE524, 524LHN, a Bristol MW6G built in 1960 with ECW DP39F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1968, Park Street, Middlesbrough
153. 529LHN
United AS 1129, 529LHN, a Bristol MW6G built in 1960 with ECW DP39F bodywork. This had originally been BUE529 then UE529 before finally gaining its last fleet number.
Photo taken April 1972, Bishop Auckland Market Place
154. 558LHN
United AS 2558, 558LHN, a Bristol MW5G built in 1960 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Berwick Bus Station
155. 562ERR
United AS 228, 562ERR, a Bristol Lodekka FS6G built in 1960 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Park Street, Middlesbrough
156. 575LHN
United AS 2575, 575LHN, a Bristol MW5G built in 1960 with ECW B45F bodywork. New as BU575 it was transferred to Durham District Services in 1966 for two years, becoming DU575.
Photo taken March 1972, Hallgarth Terrace, Ferryhill
157. 580LHN
United Autos BU580, 580LHN, was a new Bristol MW5G with an ECW B45F body dating from June 1960.
Photo taken August 1960, Argyle Road, Whitby
158. 851RFM
United AS 2305, 851RFM, a Bristol MW6G built in 1960 with ECW DP43F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Bedale
159. 856RFM
United AS 2308, 856RFM, a Bristol MW6G built in 1960/1 with ECW B41F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1976, Hartlepool Bus Station
160. YWW77
United AS 256, YWW77, a Bristol Lodekka FSF6B built in 1960 with ECW H34/26F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1971, Hartlepool Bus Station
161. 2073HN
United AS L73, 2073HN, a Bristol FSF6B built in 1961 with ECW H34/26F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1967, Marton, Stokesley Road
162. 2590HN
More vehicles for sale at the premises of W. North, Sherburn-in-Elmet.
Photo taken June 1972, at the premises of North's, the dealer, Sherburn-in-Elmet
163. 2592HN
New to United in 1961 as a dual purpose bus BUE592, 2592HN, was a Bristol MW5G.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1976, Ripon
164. 2600HN
  United Automobile Co., Darlington 2440, 2600HN, was a Bristol MW5G with an Eastern Coachworks DP41F body.
Photo taken Thursday 20 April 1972, Bishop Auckland Market Place
165. 2610HN
United AS 2610, 2610HN, a Bristol MW5G built in 1961 with ECW B45F bodywork. Operating the Saturday only service 291 Stokesley - Kildale passing through the village of Ingleby Greenhow.
Photo taken August 1969, Ingleby Greenhow
166. 2611HN
United AS 2611, 2611HN, a Bristol MW5G built in 1961 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Stokesley Depot
167. 2613HN
United AS 2613, 2613HN, a Bristol MW5G built in 1961 with ECW B44F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1969, High Street, Yarm
168. 2917HN
United AS DUE17, 2917HN, a Bristol MW5G built in 1961 with ECW DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken January 1969, Park Street, Middlesbrough
169. 2920HN
Durham District DUE20, 2920HN, a Bristol MW5G built in 1961 with ECW DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1967, Park Street, Middlesbrough
170. 2920HN
Durham in Northumberland - 2420, 2920HN, was a late-life transfer to the latter and is seen five minutes out on its journey from Whitley Bay Bus Station.
Photo taken Thursday 5 April 1973, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, adjacent to Monkseaton Station overbridge
171. 4206HN
Making a contrast with BUC4, United 1006 (originally BUC6), 4206HN, a Bristol MW6G with ECW C39F body heels over at Killermont Street, Glasgow, probably on the Scarborough or Whitley Bay service. Sometimes these buses were used for local Eastern Scottish services whilst laying over in the city!
Photo taken July 1969, Killermont Street, Glasgow
172. 4208HN
United AS UC8, 4208HN, a Bristol MW6G built in 1961 with ECW C39F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Hartlepool Bus Station
173. 4210HN
United BUC10, 4210HN, a Brisol MW with ECW coach body from 1961
Photo taken August 1964, Eccleston Place, near London Victoria Coach Station
174. 5031HN
Durham District DU31 5031HN, a Bristol MW5G built in 1961 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1968, Park Street, Middlesbrough
175. 5043HN
Ribble 275, 5043HN, a Bristol MW5G from 1961 with Eastern Coach Works B45F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Hexham Bus Station
176. 803WVW
United 304, 803WVW, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1961 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1976, Park Street, Middlesbrough
177. 803WVW
United AS 304, 803WVW, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1961 with ECW H38/32F bodywork. Former Eastern National 2722, it found extended service in the north-east.
Photo taken November 1976, Park Street, Middlesbrough
178. 2021YG
United AS 223, 2021YG, a Bristol Lodekka FS6B built in 1962 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken August 1976, Scarborough Bus Station
179. 5048HN
United AS 2648 5048HN, a Bristol MW5G built in 1962 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Alnwick
180. 5060HN
United Autos 2660, 5060HN, was a Bristol MW5G with an ECW B45F body of 1962, withdrawn in 1978.
Photo taken Sunday 31 August 1975, Shildon
181. 5061HN
United AS 2661 5061HN, a Bristol MW5G built in 1962 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Richmond Market Place
182. 5110HN
For all who enjoy the rear views, United 210, 5110HN, a 1962 FS6B pulls into the old "Court House" terminus of many of the Scarborough Town services in July 1970,and incidentally shows the different styles of rear lower deck windows with the bus in front.
Photo taken July 1970, Court House, Scarborough
183. 5111HN
United AS 211, 5111HN, a Bristol Lodekka FS6B built in 1962 with ECW H33/27R bodywork.
Photo taken September 1973, Scarborough Bus Station
184. 7014HN
United AS 1014, 7014HN, a Bristol MW6G built in 1962 with ECW C34F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Bishop Auckland Market Place
185. 7115HN
United AS 415, 7115HN, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1962 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Scarborough Bus Station
186. 7120HN
United AS 420, 7120HN, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1962 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken February 1977, Grange Road, Middlesbrough
187. 7453HN
United AS 1143, 7543HN, a Bristol MW6G built in 1962 with ECW DP41F bodywork. New as BUE543, it became UE543 in November 1964 and renumbered 1143 in January 1969.
Photo taken March 1970, Newport Road, Middlesbrough
188. 7462PT
United AS 1062, 7462PT, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1962 with Plaxton Panorama C43F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, southern end of West Lane, Middlesbrough
189. 7541HN
United Automobile 1141, 7541HN, a Bristol MW6G with ECW DP41F body, new (as BUE541, later UE541) in 1962.
Photo taken August 1976, Whitby Station Forecourt
190. 7545HN
United Automobile UE545, 7545HN, was a Bristol MW with an Eastern Coachworks body seen in the Wellington Street Coach Station of the West Yorkshire Road Car Co. in Leeds on the service from Whitby.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
191. 8112HN
Durham District Services DL12, 8112HN, a Bristol Lodekka FSF6G built in 1962 with ECW H34/26F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1968, High Street, Stockton
192. 8663HN
United AS 2663 8663HN Bristol MW6G built in 1962 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken January 1971, Park Street, Middlesbrough
193. 8701HN
United AS 2701, 8701HN, a Bristol MW6G built in 1962/3 with Eastern Coach Works B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, parking area adjacent to Ripon bus station
194. 950BWR
United AS 225, 950BWR, a Bristol Lodekka FS6B built in 1962 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken August 1976, Scarborough Bus Station
195. EOO587
United AS 306, EOO587, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1962 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1977, Park Street, Middlesbrough
196. 140SHN
United Automobile 440, 140SHN, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B with E.C.W. H38/32F body, new in 1963 as BL140. It is about to be overtaken by Teesside VUP913F, a Leyland Panther PSUR1/1R with Park Royal B48D body, new to Stockton Corporation as S13 in 1967.
Photo taken Summer (!) 1973, High Street, Stockton
197. 160FYV
United AS 1000, 160FYV, a Bedford J2SZ10 built in 1963 with Plaxton C16F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1974, Teesside Airport Terminal
198. 246MNN
United AS 545, 246MNN, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1963 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1978, Site of Bus Station/Park Street, Middlesbrough
199. 401RRR
United AS 4022, 401RRR, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1963 with Willowbrook B51F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1977, Scarborough Bus Station
200. 5466UP
United Auto's W9, 5466UP, was a Leyland PSU3/1R with Plaxton Highway B55F bodywork, which United had acquired when they bought the old-established firm of Wilkinson's of Sedgefield in February 1967. When new in May 1963 it was Wilkinson's first bus built to the 'new' maximum length of 36' and was numbered 66 in their fleet. In the United re-numbering exercise of January 1969 it received the number 4001.
Photo taken c.1968, Bishop Auckland, Market Place
201. 821YEH
United AS 1168, 821YEH, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1963 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork. This had been new to the Michelin Tyre Co but United acquired it from Ribble, where it had been numbered 1060.
Photo taken July 1976, College Square, Stokesley
202. 8673HN
United Automobile Services operated many Bristol MW6Gs. Typical of their service buses is 2673, 8673HN, a 1963 example originally numbered BUE673 but renumbered in 1969 as 2673.
Photo taken 1973, Hartlepool Bus Station
203. 8699HN
United AS 2699, 8699HN, a Bristol MW6G built in 1963 with ECW B45F bodywork. One of several hundred MWs in the United fleet, the variations in front panel fixtures and fittings helped relieve the monotony.
Photo taken February 1970, High Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
204. 902THN
United AS 1102, 902THN, a Bristol MW6G built in 1963 with ECW DP39F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Bishop Auckland Market Place
205. TRN741
United AS 1161, TRN741, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT built in 1963 with Plaxton Panorama C49F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1976, Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
206. 104VHN
United AS 1204, 104VHN, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1964 with ECW C43F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1971, Guisborough
207. 156SHN
Following up on two threads running on Bristol MW's, on the left is United 2536, 936JHN, a B45F example and one of the batch reregistered (from 536JHN). On the right looking somewhat dishevelled is 2793, 156SHN, delivered as DP41F but later reseated to B45F with the front panel removed to show the Cave Brown Cave heating.
Photo taken Saturday 17 July 1976, United Depot, Morland Street, Bishop Auckland
208. 157SHN
United RE 6111, 157SHN, loading up in Glasgow for the summer service 515 to Whitley Bay.
Photo taken Friday 2 July 1976, Killermont Street, Glasgow
209. 15XHN
United 1215, 15XHN, a 1964 Bristol RELH6G with ECW coach body. Originally numbered BRC15 and renumbered in 1969. The bus is seen in Richmond North Yorks on a school journey.
Photo taken 1975, Richmond
210. 16XHN
United AS RE16, 16XHN, a Bristol RELH6G built 1964 with Eastern Coach Works C43F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1968, Bishop Auckland Market Place
211. 418DCD
United AS 3218, 418DCD, a Leyland Titan PD3/4 built in 1964 with Northern Counties FCO39/30F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Scarborough Bus Station
212. 469MPT
United AS 2005, 469MPT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1964 with Plaxton Highway B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, Park Street, Middlesbrough
213. 7463PT
United AS W6, 7463PT, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1964 with Plaxton Panorama C43F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1968, former Wilkinson Garage, Sedgefield
214. 907THN
United AS 94, 907THN, a Bristol MW6G built in 1964 with ECW bodywork.
Photo taken September 1978, Middlesbrough Bus Station
215. 907THN
907THN, a United Bristol MW6G sits in a rather gloomy St Andrew Square bus station illustrating an almost forgotten aspect of rural services when parcels were carried throughout the SBG network and woe betide anyone wanting the front nearside seat which would sometimes be "reserved" for these items.
Photo taken Monday 16 July 1973, St Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
216. 909THN
United AS 1109, 909THN, a Bristol MW6G built in 1964 with ECW DP39F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, Hartlepool Bus Station
217. 909THN
United AS 1109, 909THN, a Bristol MW6G built in 1964 with ECW DP39F bodywork.
Photo taken February 1972, Park Street, Middlesbrough
218. 917XHN
United AS 1217, 917XHN, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1964 with ECW C43F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1972, Darlington Grange Road Depot
219. AHN103B
United AS 4103, AHN103B, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1964 with ECW B54F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1973, Scarborough Bus Station
220. AHN109B
United AS R9, AHN109B, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1964 with ECW B54F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1968, Bishop Auckland Market Place
221. AHN155B
United Auto 455, AHN155B, of Blyth depot, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW H38/32F bodywork new in September 1964 as BL155 (later L155) picks up a decent number of passengers at Whitley Bay (St Mary's Island). The lighthouse and associated cottages on the island, which is accessible at low tide by a short causeway, can just be seen through the glass in the bus shelter.
Photo taken c. 1973, Whitley Bay (St Mary's Island)
222. AHN158B
United AS 458, AHN158B, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1964 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1971, Park Street, Middlesbrough
223. AHN414B
United AS 1114, AHN414B, a Bristol MW6G built in 1964 with ECW DP39F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1974, Ripon
224. AHN901B
United AS 1995, AHN901B, a Bristol SUL4A built in 1964 with ECW B36F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Ripon
225. AHN902B
United AS 1996, AHN902B, a Bristol SUL4A built in 1964 with ECW B36F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Bus Station, Ripon
226. AUP584B
United AS 1158, AUP584B, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1964 with Plaxton Panorama C45F bodywork, new to Shaw Bros of Byers Green.
Photo taken July 1975, Redcar Racecourse
227. CHN4C
United AS 1998, CHN4C, a Bristol SUL4A built in 1964 with ECW B36F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Bishop Auckland Market Place
228. DUP570B
United AS W11, DUP570B, a Leyland Leopard L2 with Plaxton B45F bodywork, built in 1964. This was acquired from Wilkinson of Sedgefield.
Photo taken July 1968, Bishopton Lane, Stockton-on-Tees
229. DUP570B
United AS 2015, DUP570B, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1964 with Plaxton Highway B45F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1975, outside former Wilkinson Garage, Sedgefield
230. DUP570B
United Automobile 2015, DUP570B, a Leyland Leopard L2 with Plaxton Highway B45F body, new to Wilkinson's of Sedgefield in 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1971, High Street, Willington
231. DUP570B
United AS 2015, DUP570B, a Leyland Leopard L1 built in 1964 with Plaxton Highway B45F bodywork. New as Wilkinson 70 of Sedgefield and operating route 68 Stockton to Willington.
Photo taken April 1970, High Street, Stockton
232. CHN815C
United AS 2715, CHN815C, a Bristol MW6G built in 1965 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Whitby Bus Station
233. DNU18C
United AS 2795, DNU19C, a Bristol MW6G built in 1965 with ECW DP43F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1976, Bishop Auckland Market Place
234. EHN482C
United Automobile 482, EHN482C, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B with ECW H38/32F body, new (as L182) in 1965.
Photo taken Friday 10 September 1976, Royal Albert Drive, North Bay, Scarborough
235. EHN482C
United Automobile 482, EHN482C, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B with ECW H38/32F body, new (as L182) in 1965.
Photo taken Friday 10 September 1976, Royal Albert Drive, North Bay, Scarborough
236. FAP72C
United AS 83, FAP72C, a Bristol Lodekka FS6G built in 1965 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken April 1979, Grange Road, Darlington
237. FHN186C
United AS 486, FHN186C, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1965 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Park Street, Middlesbrough
238. FHN54C
United AS 4154, FHN54C, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1965 with ECW B54F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1970, Feethams Bus Station, Darlington
239. FPM74C
United AS 550, FPM74C, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1965 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1978, Redcar Bus Station
240. FPT873C
United AS 1073, FPT873C, a Bedford SB5 built in 1965 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Whitby Bus Station
241. KPT875C
Seen in Spennymoor is United Automobile, Darlington 4002, KPT875C, which was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Plaxton Highway B55F body, acquired with the business of Wilkinson, Sedgefield.
Photo taken Thursday 20 April 1972, Spennymoor
242. GHN827D
United AS 507, GHN827D, a Bristol FLF6B built in 1966 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Redcar Bus Station
243. JNU989D
United AS 106, JNU989D, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1966 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken early 1980s, Cleveland Centre, Middlesbrough
244. KHN715D
United AS 515, KHN715D, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1966 with ECW H32/28F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1972, Middlesbrough Bus Station
245. KHN716D
United AS 516, KHN716D, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1966 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Redcar
246. KHN729D
Ribble 280, KHN729D, a Bristol MW6G from 1966 with Eastern Coach Works B45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Alston
247. LHN265D
United AS 6002, LHN265D, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1966 with ECW DP50F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Guisborough
248. LHN736D
United AS 2736, LHN736D, a Bristol MW6G built in 1966 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Town Yetholm
249. LHN741D
United U741, LHN741D, a Bristol MW6G built in 1966 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1968, Bishop Auckland Market Place
250. LUP476D
United AS 1076, LUP476D, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1966 with Plaxton Panorama C43F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Redcar Racecourse
251. MHN223E
United AS 523, MHN223E, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1966 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Stokesley Depot
252. MHN434E
United AS 534, MHN434E, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1967 with ECW H38/32F bodywork. Pretending to be a chameleon and go unnoticed, this seemed to satisfy the clippie as her Barratt built bus.
Photo taken August 1974, Redcar Bus Station
253. NHN544E
United L244, NHN544E, was brand new when snapped in Dean Road, Scarborough. Recent posts have speculated on the purpose of the rear "flaps " on these particular ECW bodies and on this journey, they are opened, for extra ventilation?? L244 is also sporting rear wheel discs, but I can't recall if others had those. Something too, for the car and pub spotters!
Photo taken June 1967, Sun Inn, Dean Road, Scarborough
254. NHN963E
United AS 4363, NHN963E, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1967 with ECW C43F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1979, Guisborough
255. PHN204F
United RS4, PHN204F, a Bristol RESL6G of 1966/7 with Eastern Coach Works B46F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1967, Hartlepool Bus Station
256. PHN206F
United Auto 2806, PHN206F, seen in Park View, Whitley Bay in August 1975 was a Bristol RESL6G with ECW B46F body new in August 1967, which carried fleet number RS6 until January 1969.
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 1975, Park View, Whitley Bay
257. PHN209F
United AS RS9, PHN209F, a Bristol RESL6G built in 1967 with ECW B46F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1968, Park Street, Middlesbrough
258. PHN216F
United AS 2016, PHN216F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1967 with Plaxton Derwent B47F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1970, High Street, Stockton
259. RHN268F
United AS 6004, RHN268F, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1967 with ECW DP50F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1971, Haymarket Bus Station, Newcastle
260. AUP377F
United AS 2006 AUP377F, an A E C Reliance 505 6MU3R built in 1968 with Plaxton Derwent B47F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1976, rear of former Wilkinson Garage, Sedgefield
261. LDL263F
United AS 1491, LDL263F, a Bristol LH6L built in 1968 with ECW B43F bodywork. New as Southern Vectis 826 it must have been wishing it was back there on this wet and miserable day in Scarborough.
Photo taken August 1977, Scarborough Bus Station
262. RHN272F
In 1979 West Yorkshire had a severe vehicle crisis and to help offset this a number of United single deckers were bought. One of these is seen in West Yorkshire's Leeds bus station. Originally R272, RHN272F, in the United fleet this 1968 Bristol RELL6G carries "local coach" dual purpose livery with 50 coach seats in a bus shell.
Photo taken Vicar Lane Bus Station, Leeds
263. SHN253F
United AS 553, SHN253F, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1968 with Eastern Coach Works H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Redcar High Street (almost opposite the bus station)
264. SHN256F
United 556, SHN256F, a 1968 Bristol FLF6LX is shown climbing out of Whitley Bay and about to cross the North Tyneside Loop Line, between Monkseaton and Whitley Bay railway stations.
Photo taken 1972, Whitley Bay
265. SHN768F
United RE68, SHN768F, a Bristol RELH6G with ECW C43F body new in April 1968, seen in the snowy Newcastle Jesmond depot yard on 15 February 1970 after renumbering 1268 in January 1969 when computerised detail was introduced.
Photo taken Sunday 15 February 1970, Newcastle Jesmond Depot Yard
266. THN262F
For all rear view fans, United fans and Bristol fans, here is ex United L262, THN262F, still in Tilling red/cream but with Western fleetnames and adverts standing at Anderston Bus Station, Glasgow in March 1973. The conductor has obviously realised there is such a thing as a rear number screen, and has correctly displayed it for the service to Eaglesham. Comparing the reds, there doesn't seem to be much difference in this slide anyway between Western and United.
Photo taken March 1973, Anderston Bus Station, Glasgow
267. THN602F
United AS LH2, THN602F, a Bristol LH6L built in 1968 with ECW B41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1968, Bishop Auckland Market Place
268. THN887F
United's 4187, THN887F, was a regular performer on the 36 (Ripon to Leeds) service which was jointly operated with West Yorkshire. It was a Bristol RELL6G with an ECW B53F body and was new as R87. This was taken on the day of the 1979 Trans-Pennine Run.
Photo taken Sunday 5 August 1979, York Place, Harrogate
269. UHN785G
United AS 6021, UHN785G, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1968 with ECW DP50F bodywork operating the Middlesbrough Loftus 276 route.
Photo taken September 1972, Dundas Street West/Station Street, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
270. BHN210H
United 4210, BHN 210H, a 1969 ECW DP50F bodied Bristol RELL6G parked up before returning north in Leeds near Wellington Street Coach Station.
Photo taken late 1960s, near Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
271. DPT895G
United AS 1157, DPT895G, an AEC Reliance 6MU3R built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama I C51F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Guisborough
272. NDL769G
United Automobile 1452, NDL769G, was a 1969 Bristol LHS6L with unusually styled Marshall bodywork. This bus carries a special livery for town service in Newton Aycliffe. The bus was originally 833 in the Soutern Vectis fleet. This style of Marshall body was also bought by Devon General and Western National.
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2008, Bolton Abbey Station
273. OCS584H
United AS 644, OCS584H, a Bristol VRTSL6G built in 1969 with ECW O43/34F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1982, Middlesbrough Bus Station
274. 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
275. WHN411G
United bought their first Bristol VR in 1969, 601 WHN411G. After withdrawal in 1980 the bus had a number of owners including Crosville and Lincolnshire before joining the fleet of Silcox of Pembroke Dock in 1986 who ran it for 11 years until 1997 when it was acquired for preservation.
Photo taken Sunday 9 August 1992, Tenby
276. WHN411G
WHN411G a 1969 Bristol VRTSL6G with ECW H39/31F bodywork originally UAS601 (but according to BLOTW ordered by Bristol Omnibus)
Photo taken Friday 29 May 1981, High Street, Sheffield City Centre
277. AHN315H
United AS 1515, AHN315H, a Bristol LH6L built in 1970 with ECW B45F bodywork. Resting inside the depot at Berwick, alongside similar vehicle, 1520. Still quite new and looking smart in United's traditional livery.
Photo taken June 1970, Berwick Depot
278. AHN316H
United AS 1516, AHN316H, a Bristol LH6L built in 1970 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Berwick Bus Station
279. AMO235J
United AS 1499, AMO235J, a Bristol LH6L built in 1970 with ECW B41F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1977, North Road, Durham
280. DHN228H
United AS 628, DHN228H, a Bristol VRTSL6G built in 1970 with ECW H39/31F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Redcar Bus Sstation
281. DHN718J
United AS 4218, DHN718J, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1970 with ECW DP50F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1970, Park Street, Middlesbrough
282. DHN718J
United AS 6034, DHN718J, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1970 with ECW DP50F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Park Street, Middlesbrough
283. DHN720J
United AS 6036, DHN720J, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1970 with ECW DP50F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1971, Fisherman's Square, Redcar
284. EHN615J
United AS 5015, EHN615J, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1970 with ECW B45D+23 bodywork.
Photo taken October 1971, Park Street, Middlesbrough
285. KPT582J
United AS 1172 KPT528J, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodywork. Allocated 1172 by United but not carrying when photographed in Bishop Auckland was this former Shaw Bros vehicle, it weighed in at 6 tons 3 cwt 2 quarters.
Photo taken April 1975, Bishop Auckland Market Place
286. OCS583H
United 643, OCS583H, ex Western SMT Bristol VR seen on Scarborough Sea front , not quite the traditional vehicles that one could expect to see serving the "109" route along the coast. Possibly spent more time open top as it did in Scotland.
Photo taken Saturday 25 May 1985, Scarborough, Foreshore Road
287. OCS584H
United Auto 644, OCS584H, was a Bristol VRTSL6G with ECW O43/32F bodywork. It had originally been 2254 in the Western SMT fleet but had been exchanged in 1973 for a Bristol FLF and, after running initially with a normal body, was converted to open-top for the Scarborough seafront service 109 between the Corner Cafe and the Spa.
Photo taken mid 1980s, Spa, Cleveland Way, Scarborough
288. WHA237H
Northumbria MS 82, WHA237H, was a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R based tow wagon built in 1970 with Plaxton bodywork. Formerly 1071 with United AS, this was acquired with the dismemberment of that company but had been new to Midland Red as 6237 with C49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1987, Gallowgate Coach Station, Newcastle
289. GHN204J
United Automobile Services 1304, GHN204J, seen at Wembley was a Bristol REMH6G with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C49F body.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1973, Wembley
290. GHN207J
United AS 1307, GHN207J, Bristol REMH6G built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1973, Market Square, Stokesley
291. HHN720K
United AS 2848, HHN720K, a Bristol RESL6G built in 1971 with ECW B45F+20 bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Old Station Yard off Rectory Lane, Guisborough
292. JCN905J
United AS 721, JCN905J, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1971 with Alexander J H44/34F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1973, Redcar
293. JHN347K
United AS 4247, JHN347K, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1971 with ECW B50F+23 bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Market Place, Bishop Auckland
294. JHN553K
Delta Coaches of Cleveland JHN553K, a Bristol RESL6G built in 1971 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1988, Newport Road, Middlesbrough
295. KUP200J
United AS 1152, KUP200J, an A E C Reliance 505 6MU3R built in 1971 with Plaxton Derwent DP51F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1976, United's Sedgefield Garage
296. MFE492J
Lincolnshire RC 1910, MFE492J, a Bristol VRTSL6G built in 1971 with ECW H39/31F bodywork. On extended hire to United and given their fleetname.
Photo taken April 1977, North Road, Durham
297. JHN556K
Winter sun made it difficult to capture these two ex United Bristol REs at Marlborough Crescent in Newcastle, JHN556K and OHN464L.
Photo taken Saturday 29 January 1983, Marlborough Crescent, Newcastle
298. JHN558K
United 2858, JHN558K, a 1972 Bristol RESL6G with ECW B43F bodywork became 158 in the Scarborough and District fleet of East Yorkshire in 1986 when East Yorkshire took over the Scarborough United depot and services.
Photo taken 1987, Westwood, Scarborough
299. JHN564K
United 2864, JHN564K, a 1972 Bristol RESL6G with ECW 43 seat body.
Photo taken 1984, Hawes
300. MCN837L
United AS 3693, MCN837L, a Leyland National 1151/2R/0403 built in 1972, originally with B44D layout.
Photo taken March 1983, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
301. MHN62K
One benefit of the National Bus Company era was more interworking across long-established company boundaries. Here United 6062, MHN62K, a comfortable Bristol RELH6G with ECW DP49F body new in June 1972 is seen in Tynemouth & District territory at a newish Cullercoats extension of route 346.
Photo taken Wednesday 14 January 1976, Cullercoats, Tyne & Wear (formerly Northumberland)
302. NHN765K
United AS 4265, NHN765K, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1972 with ECW B50F+23 bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Scarborough Bus Station
303. PHN174L
United AS 4274, PHN174L, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1972 with ECW B50F+23 bodywork.
Photo taken February 1974, Park Street, Middlesbrough
304. PHN181L
United Auto 4281, PHN181L, was a Bristol RELL6G with ECW B50F body new in December 1972 and sold for scrap in November 1984.
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 1975, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay
305. SHN118L
United Automobile Services 1318, SHN118L, a Bristol REMH6G with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C49F body is seen in Hartlepool whilst operating service 329 to Middlesbrough. A Barton vehicle can be seen on the right.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1979, Hartlepool Bus Station
306. SHN80L
United Automobile 6080, SHN80L, a 1973 Bristol RELH6G nominally a coach; chassis some late model RELH chassis carried ECW bus shell bodies finished to dual purpose standards National Express livery is carried
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2008, Bolton Abbey Station
307. VHN869M
Recent threads have discussed the cross-border services between Edinburgh and Newcastle. United 1569, VHN869M, a Bristol LH6L with ECW B43F body new in 1973 heels over as it leaves St Andrew Square bus station, looking very much like a 7'6" wide chassis with an 8' wide body!
Photo taken Saturday 13 September 1975, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh
308. OPW179P
Eastern Counties VR179, OPW179P, a Bristol VRTSL3/6LX built in 1976 with ECW H43/31F bodywork, on extended hire to United AS in 1977.
Photo taken May 1977, Middlesbrough Bus Station
309. XUP690R
United AS 1690, XUP690R, a Bristol LH6L built in 1977 with ECW B43F bodywork (though not for much longer).
Photo taken May 1982, Newport Road, Middlesbrough