SCT '61 Photo Index
UTA/Ulsterbus
... and their predecessor, the NIRTB, the Northern Ireland Road Transport Board

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1. FZ5388
To the right is Ulster Transport Authority UTA S892, FZ5388 a Leyland 1939 TD5 with NIRTB L51R body, alongside is D919, MZ7781 a 1950 Leyland PD2/1 whilst next in line is another TD5, FZ5390. This shot was taken during the last weekend of April 1951.
Photo taken end April 1951, Smithfield Depot, Belfast
2. GZ6106
On the left, GZ6106 a Leyland PS1 with NIRTB B34R body new in 1947, withdrawn 1967 and bought back by Ulsterbus in 1997.
Photo taken Saturday 28 April 2012, Cultra
3. GZ6148
Northern Ireland Road Transport Board Fleet A668, GZ6148, was a 1947 built Leyland PS1 with NIRTB B34R body and remained in service until 1966. This shot was taken during the last weekend of April 1951.
Photo taken end April 1951, Donegal Square North, Belfast
4. GZ7628
Northern Ireland RTB Leyland PS1 A8560, GZ7628, of 1947, B34R body by the operator
Photo taken Saturday 28 April 2007, Cultra
5. GZ7628
GZ7628, a Leyland PS1 with NIRTB B34R body, new 1948, which has now been in preservation for 44 years.
Photo taken Saturday 28 April 2012, Cultra
6. MZ7781
Ulster Transport Authority UTA D919, MZ7781, was a 1950 built Leyland PD2/1 with UTA L27/26RD body and remained in service until 1968 latterly with Ulsterbus.
Photo taken end April 1951, Smithfield Depot, Belfast
7. MZ7789
Ulster Transport Authority MZ7789, Leyland PD2/1 of 1950 with UTA L27/26RD bodywork, seen at the Irish Transport Trust's annual rally at Cultra, home of the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
Photo taken Saturday 28 April 2007, Cultra
8. DRN127
DRN127 was a Leyland Olympic HR44/Weymann B44F new Ribble in 1951 and one of seven sold to the Ulster Transport Authority in 1966. As 9104, it passed to Ulsterbus on the formation of that company in 1967, later becoming a towbus before being sold in 1973 to the Gaelic Football Club in Loughanisland for use as a changing room.
Photo taken August 1968, Enniskillen (?)
9. OZ821
UTA E8948, OZ821 a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/11 with UTA B36F body new in July 1951.
Photo taken early 1950s, possibly at or en-route to the Hill of Howth Tramway
10. ECK595
Ulsterbus 9008, ECK595, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/13 built in 1952 with Leyland B44F bodywork. New as Ribble 332, this was acquired in 1966 and converted to a towbus in 1974 and finally withdrawn in Jan 1980.
Photo taken July 1979, Newtownards Depot
11. PZ4874
Leyland Tiger Cub/Saro B44F PZ4874 was originally a Leyland demonstrator to the UTA before joining the fleet as number 8995. Renumbered H301 in 1955, it became 301 when Ulsterbus was formed in 1967. It was bought for preservation in December 1971 and has been in various hands since, the current owners being Richard and Bobby Shannon of the Ards Bus Preservation Group.
Photo taken Saturday 26 April 2014, Irish Transport Heritage annual bus and coach rally, Cultra
12. TZ2590
Ulster Transport Authority Leyland PD2/10 J961, TZ2590, with UTA L31/28RD body new in June 1955. To Ulsterbus as 960 in April 1967, withdrawn in June 1969 and sold for scrap later that year.
Photo taken July 1965, Portrush
13. UZ302
Lough Swilly 165, UZ302, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/5T built in 1956 with UTA B43F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Letterkenny Depot
14. UZ318
Ulsterbus 318 UZ318 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/5T built in 1956 with UTA B43F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Great Victoria Street Bus Station, Belfast
15. UZ7395
Lough Swilly 170, UZ7395, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/5T built in 1957 with UTA B41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Letterkenny Station Yard
16. SWS43
SWS43, a Leyland Tiger Cub ex Edinburgh City Transport 43 was sold to Ulsterbus and is shown in Derry with the Town Hall and part of the City Walls making an impressive backcloth.
Photo taken Friday 9 June 1967, Shipquaygate, Londonderry/Derry City Centre
17. 8819AZ
Ulsterbus 819, 8819AZ, a Leyland Titan PD3/4 built in 1961 with UTA FH39/30F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Great Victoria Street Bus Station, Belfast
18. OCS733
Ulsterbus Engineering Dept 533, OCS733, a Leyland Leopard L1 built in 1960 with Alexander bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Downpatrick Depot, Ulster
19. 7425CZ
Lough Swilly 169, 7425CZ, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/12 built in 1962 with UTA bodywork (originally DP41F but clearly with bus seats when photographed).
Photo taken July 1979, Letterkenny Depot
20. 7434CZ
7434CZ, Ulster Transport Authority R434, a 1962 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/12 with UTA DP41F body, new in 1962.
Photo taken July 1964, Donegal Town, Co.Donegal, Eire
21. 6234EZ
Preserved Ulsterbus 234, 6234EZ, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with UTA DP41F body which was new in 1963 and withdrawn in 1981. Passing to Ulsterbus in 1967, it was subsequently restored by them to its present condition as part of their heritage fleet and is seen leaving the site of the annual Irish Transport Heritage Bus & Coach Rally at Cultra on 26 April 2008.
Photo taken Saturday 26 April 2008, Cultra
22. 6248EZ
Ulsterbus 248, 6248EZ, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1963 with UTA C41F bodywork. New as Ulster Transport Authority S248.
Photo taken July 1979, Londonderry
23. 279FZ
Ulsterbus 279, 279FZ, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1964 with Ulster Transport Authority B42F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Londonderry
24. 2148MZ
Primrose Valley Coaches, Filey, ABT870K was a Bedford SB with Duple Bella Vega C41F bodywork, new to Ulsterbus as 148, 2148MZ, in 1965 and reregistered by Primrose Valley on acquisition.
Photo taken August 1976, Depot, Filey
25. 1219TZ
Lough Swilly 172, 1219TZ, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1967 with Duple Northern DP45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Letterkenny
26. 589TZ
Ulsterbus 589, 589TZ, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/3R built in 1967 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Great Victoria Street Bus Station, Belfast
27. HUF765E
Ulsterbus 1190, HUF765E, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1967 with Marshall B49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Belfast
28. 4007WZ
Ulsterbus 1307, 4007WZ, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1969 with Potter B53F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Oxford Street Bus Station, Belfast
29. 9052UZ
Ulsterbus 1052, 9052UZ, a Bristol RELL6L built in 1969 with Alexander Falkirk / Potter B44D+20 bodywork. The defences of Londonderry failed to protect this bus which was destroyed in August 1980.
Photo taken July 1979, City Walls, Londonderry
30. 9062UZ
Ulsterbus 1062 9062UZ, a Bristol RELL6L built in 1969 with Alexander Falkirk / Potter B44D+20 bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Londonderry
31. 9066UZ
Ulsterbus 1066, 9066UZ, a Bristol RELL6L built in 1969 with Alexander/Potter B44D+20 bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Londonderry
32. COI511
Ulsterbus 511, COI511, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4RT built in 1971 with Alexander (Belfast) C49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Great Victoria Street Bus Station, Belfast
33. EMD611J
Ulsterbus 573, EMD611J, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Londonderry
34. GGH612J
Ulsterbus 574, GGH612J, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4RT built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C51F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Giant's Causeway Car Park, Ulster
35. FOI1628
Ulsterbus 1628, FOI1628, a Bristol LH6L built in 1973 with Alexander (Belfast) B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Castlewellan Road, Rathfriland
36. FOI1672
Ulsterbus 1672, FOI1672, a Bristol LH6L built in 1974 with Alexander (Belfast) B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Bundoran, Eire
37. WOI2446
WOI2446, a Bristol RELL6G with Alexander (Belfast) B51F body, new 1980 and withdrawn 1997 after working for Ulsterbus at Oxford Street (Belfast) and Newtownabbey depots before moving to Citybus at Ardoyne and Falls.
Photo taken Saturday 28 April 2012, Cultra