SCT '61 Photo Index
Venture
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1. FUP393
Seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Venture, Consett 111, FUP393, was a Willowbrook B35F bodied Daimler CVD6 new in 1946.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
2. GPT60
Venture of Consett 127, GPT60, a Willowbrook B35F bodied Daimler CVD6
Photo taken John Street, Consett
3. GPT962
Venture, Consett 136, GPT964, was from the second batch of Daimler CVD6s with Willowbrook B35F bodies and was one of twenty new in 1947. It was seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
4. JPT551
Venture bought sixty Daimler CVD6 buses with Willowbrook B35F bodies between 1946 and 1948. JPT551, number 163, was one of the last ten to be delivered and had by the time of this photograph been fitted with a two piece door and modified cab for one man operation.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 May 1964, Venture's Blackhill garage, Back Park Road, Blackhill
5. RPT128
RPT128 was an Atkinson BPL745H with Willowbrook B45F bodywork which was new to Venture of Consett in October 1954 as their 168 although it didn’t enter service until the following year.
Photo taken 1969, AComb, Tyne Valley Coaches depot
6. RUP437
Venture, Consett 176, RUP437, new in 1955 was an Atkinson Alpha PM745H with a Willowbrook B45F body seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
7. TPT113
Venture, Consett 183, TPT113, seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, was an Atkinson Alpha PM745H with a Willowbrook B45F body which entered service in 1956 although it was, along with 178-182, registered in 1955.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
8. TPT113
TPT113 was one of the third batch of Atkinson BPL745H buses bought by Venture. Like the others this had a Willowbrook body, B45F in this case, and caried fleet number 182, being new in 1956.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 May 1964, Consett Bus Station
9. VPT549
Seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station in Newcastle, Venture 186 registered VPT549 carried Willowbrook B45F bodywork on its Atkinson BPL745H chassis new in 1957 and was one of the last six Atkinsons bought by Venture.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 May 1964, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
10. VPT552
Venture, Consett 189, VPT552, was an Atkinson BPL745H with Willowbrook B45F body (having been reseated from DP41F) new in 1957, seen here in Stanley.
Photo taken Friday 4 August 1967, Front Street, Stanley
11. 164BUP
Venture Transport 200, 164BUP, was an Albion Aberdonian with Willowbrook B45F bodywork, formerly an unregistered demonstrator dating from 1958. It entered service in January 1959 and was Venture's first bus to have a three-track number blind, somewhat superfluous for a company whose highest numbered service during its independent existence was 88. It was allocated to Blackhill depot and I well remember it coming through our village displaying 500 instead of 005.
Photo taken c.1968, Stanhope Market Place
12. 164BUP
Dixon & Nice Ltd (contractor) operated 164BUP, an Albion Aberdonian MR11 built in 1958 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork. When new, this had been 200 in the fleet of Venture, Consett.
Photo taken May 1972, Hartlepool
13. XUP399
1958 Albion Aberdonian MR11N, XUP399, with Willowbrook DP41F body was number 197 in the Venture, Consett fleet and was seen in Newcastle at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station with a Northern General Willowbrook bodied Leyland Tiger Cub behind.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 May 1964, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
14. XUP399
1958 Albion Aberdonian MR11N XUP399 with Willowbrook DP41F body was number 197 in the Venture, Consett fleet and was seen in Newcastle at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station.
Photo taken Friday 4 August 1967, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
15. 550CPT
550CPT was a one off in the Venture, Consett fleet, carried fleet number 207, and was a Willowbrook Viking C41F bodied Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub new in 1958/9 seen at Consett along with Northern General Routemasters.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Consett Bus Station
16. 550CPT
Venture 207, 550CPT, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1958/9 with Willowbrook Viking C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1969, leaving Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
17. 601EPT
208, 601EPT new in 1959 carried the last Willowbrook body supplied to Venture. B45F bodywork was carried by the Leyland Tiger Cub which was seen at the Garage.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 May 1964, Venture's Blackhill Garage, Back Park Road, Blackhill
18. 601EPT
208, 601EPT, new in 1959 carried the last Willowbrook body supplied to Venture. B45F bodywork was carried by the Leyland Tiger Cub which was seen at Consett.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 May 1964, Consett Bus Station
19. 783HUP
Venture 218, 783HUP, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1960 with Park Royal B45F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1969, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
20. 1885PT
Northern General 2845, 1885PT, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Weymann B45F bodywork. New as Venture 222 but absorbed and renumbered by Northern.
Photo taken June 1972, Scotswood Road, alongside Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
21. 1887PT
Venture 224, 1887PT, an AEC 2MU3RV Reliance with Weymann B45F body new in 1961 caught at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station in Newcastle with Northern General 1587 (DCN887), a Weymann Tiger Cub and a United MW behind.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 May 1964, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
22. 1888PT
Venture 225, 1888PT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Weymann B45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
23. 1888PT
Venture AEC 2MU3RV Reliance 225, 1888PT was one of ten new in 1961 and carried a Weymann B45F body and was seen in Consett alongside Northern General Park Royal Routemaster 2099 with the inevitable ‘Shop at Binns’ advert.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, parking opposite Consett Bus Station
24. 9531PT
Leyland L2 Leopard 231, 9531PT, the first of ten delivered in 1962, carried Alexander DP41F body caught at Consett.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, parking opposite Consett Bus Station
25. 9536PT
Venture 236, 9536PT, Leyland Leopard L1 built 1962 with Alexander DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, parking opposite Consett Bus Station
26. 9545PT
Cleveland Transit S343, 9545PT, a Bedford SB5 built in 1962 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1975, former SMS depot, Saltburn
27. 9546PT
Cleveland Transit S344 9546PT Bedford SB5 built in 1962 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1975, former SMS depot, Saltburn
28. 6247UP
247, 6247UP, and 263, CPT263B, a pair of Alexander ‘Y’ C51F bodied coaches. 247 was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard new in 1963 and 263 was an AEC Reliance new in 1964 seen at Consett.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, parking opposite Consett Bus Station
29. 6249UP
A study in "Y" Types. YSG101 is the well known 3 door Edinburgh Leopard alongside Venture 249, 6249UP. Although quoted as 1962 elsewhere, YSG101 was new in 1961 according to the information boards displayed on the bus while Venture 249, 6249 UP is a Leyland Leopard with Alexander C51F body new in 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 1 June 2014, Bents Park, South Shields
30. 6249UP
Venture of Consett 249, 6249UP, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Alexander body was one of four new in 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 18 June 2017, Howlands Park And Ride, Durham
31. RUP272D
RUP272D was Venture, Consett 272, a Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard with Alexeander ‘Y’ C51F body, one of six delivered in 1966 seen at Consett.
Photo taken Friday 4 August 1967, parking opposite Consett Bus Station
32. SUP205E
Venture VC5, SUP205E, a Bedford VAM14 built in 1967 with Duple Viceroy C45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1970, Darlington
33. HUP389H
Venture 289, HUP389H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Alexander Y C51F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1971, Guisborough