SCT '61 Photo Index
Widnes Corporation
Widnes fleet list

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1. ATD683
Seen outside the garage in Widnes on trade plate '0083 B' is the towing vehicle which had been new as number 39, ATD683, in 1935. The Leyland LT7 with a Massey B32R body was converted for its towing duties in 1952 and was sold to Widnes 39 Group, Liverpool in January 1968 for preservation.
Photo taken Saturday 9 September 1967, Widnes Garage
2.
This view shows the one transporter bridge not yet featured on SCT61, the one connecting Widnes and Runcorn. At West Bank on the Widnes side of the Mersey stands one of the Widnes Corporation Massey-bodied Leyland Titan TD4s.
Photo taken Widnes Transporter
3. MTD413
Seen parked outside the garage, MTD413 was Widnes 15, the last of three Leyland PD2/1s with Leyland H30/26R bodies delivered in November 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 9 September 1967, Widnes Garage
4. NTD253
Widnes 18, NTD253, was one of two Royal Tiger PSU1/13 chassis with Leyland's own bus body, a relatively rare municipal vehicle. New in March 1952 they were later converted for one-man operation as seen here.
5. NTD253
Widnes 18, NTD253 was a Leyland PSU1/13 Royal Tiger with a Leyland B44F body new in March 1952. It, along with sister vehicle 19 (NTD254), had been altered to B42F for one-man operation in Novembeer 1966 and is seen in the garage entrance.
Photo taken Saturday 9 September 1967, Widnes Garage
6. NTD254
Seen in St. Helens is Widnes 19, NTD254, one of two Leyland PSU1/13 Royal Tigers with Leyland B44F bodies new in March 1952. Both had been altered to B42F for one-man operation in November 1966.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1971, St. Helens
7. NTD254
Widnes 19, NTD254 one of two Leyland PSU1/13 Royal Tigers with Leyland B44F bodies new in March 1952. Both had been altered to B42F for one-man operation in Novembeer 1966. It is seen here in Widnes preparing for a journey to St. Helens.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1971, Widnes Garage
8. AEK503
Widnes 22, AEK503, a Leyland Titan PD2/12 built in 1953 with Leyland H30/26R bodywork, new as Wigan 16.
Photo taken June 1970, St Paul's Road, Widnes
9. AEK506
Six 1953 Leyland PD2/12s with Leyland H30/26R (three) or H33/26R (three) bodies were acquired from Wigan Corporation in 1969 (four) and 1970 (two). Widnes 23, AEK506, one of the 1969 acquisitions with an H30/26R body had been Wigan 93 and is seen in Widnes departing for Halebank.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1971, St. Paul's Road/Victoria Road, Widnes
10. AEK507
Six 1953 Leyland PD2/12s with Leyland H30/26R (three) or H33/26R (three) bodies were acquired from Wigan Corporation in 1969 (four) and 1970 (two). Widnes 24, AEK507, one of the 1969 acquisitions with an H33/26R body, which had been Wigan 94, is seen leaving the garage in Widnes.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1971, Widnes Garage
11. AEK508
Widnes 25, AEK508, is one of no less than six of these PD2/12s bought by Widnes from Wigan in 1969/70. Their numbering in the Widnes fleet wasn't much less haphazard than at Wigan where fleet numbers of the twelve had ranged from 8 to 99, although the last seven were numbered consecutively.
Photo taken Chester Road, Warrington
12. 70BTB
Two Leyland PD2/12s with East Lancs H31/28R bodies were delivered to Widnes in March 1957 and 27, 70BTB, the second of them is seen in Widnes leaving for Hough Green.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1971, St. Paul's Road/Victoria Road
13. 632GTF
Widnes 29, 632GTF, a Leyland PD2/40 with an East Lancs H35/28R body was one of two new in February 1959 and is seen in Widnes.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1971, Victoria Road, Widnes
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This view of the Widnes garage shows no less than eight of their distinctive East Lancs-bodied PD2/40s, each with the single front ventilator. In the middle of the ranks is an interloper in the form of a Wigan Massey-bodied PD2 with a tin front, one of four such vehicles purchased in 1972.
Photo taken Sunday 24 February 1974, Widnes Garage
15. 562RTF
562RTF is Widnes Corporation 31, a Leyland Titan PD2/40 with East Lancs H35/28R body and dates from 1961. Preserved by the North West Transport Museum, it was being used as a shuttle service for the Rainhill model railway show when photographed.
Photo taken Sunday 2 March 2014, Rainhill
16. 8289TD
This view taken inside the Widnes garage shows two of the Widnes PD2/40s, 33 (238WTD) and 34 (8289TD). These were withdrawn in 1978 and 1979 respectively.
Photo taken Sunday 24 February 1974, Widnes Garage
17. 6981TJ
Widnes 36, 6981TJ, was a Leyland PD2/40 with an East Lancs H37/28R body. It was one of four new in 1964, this one being the first and dating from January.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1971, Moor Lane, Widnes
18. HTF664B
Widnes Corporation 38, HTF664B, a 1964 Leyland Titan PD2/40 with East Lancs bodywork. The asymetrical front window vent was a Widnes speciality.
Photo taken 1995, Piece Hall, Halifax
19. KTB747F
New in April 1968, Widnes 47, KTB747F, was the first of two Leyland PSU4/1R Leopards with East Lancs B42D bodies delivered that year and is seen in Widnes.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1971, St. Paul's Road/Victoria Road, Widnes
20. CTD51J
Widnes 51, CTD51J, was the first of five Bristol RESL6Ls with East Lancs B42D bodies delivered in 1971. The first two (CTD51/2J) were new in February whilst the other three arrived in November (HTF355-357K).
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1971, Victoria Road, Widnes