SCT '61 Photo Index
Wallace Arnold
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1. KUG884
Wallace Arnold Tours KUG884 and KUM386 were both AEC Regals with Duple C33F bodies dating from 1947 and, unlike many half-cabs in the WA fleet at this time, were not examples of rebuilds or body transfers.
Photo taken possibly circa 1955, Chadwick Street, Leeds
2. LUB741
A.E.C. O962 Regal III LUB741 was new to Wallace Arnold, Leeds with a Burlingham C33F body, and in January 1954 was fitted with the 1952 Plaxton Venturer FC35F (8'0" wide) body removed from NUA 751, a Leyland PS2/3 which had been new in 1950 with a Burlingham FC33F body before itself being rebodied with the later Plaxton body. LUB741 was withdrawn in 1958 and sold to Garner, Bridge-of-Weir in October 1958 where it became number 59.
Photo taken Tuesday 12 June 1962
3. LNW990
Brown's Blue, Markfield LNW990, seen at Ascot, had been new to Wallace Arnold, Leeds in 1948 with a Burlingham C33F body. The body of the Leyland PS1/1 was rebuilt and fitted with a full front to Plaxton design by Wilks & Meade in March 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
4. OUA886
New in 1951 to Wallace Arnold Tours, Leeds OUA886, a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger with a Burlingham C37C body, was later re-seated to C41C and fitted with air brakes in 1953/4 before passing to Garner, Bridge-of-Weir number 83 in October 1960.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Gauze Street, Paisley
5. JKU500
Feather Brothers (Wallace Arnold Group) JKU500, was an AEC Regal IV with a Duple C41C body of 1953. The company was bought by Wallace Arnold in 1955, but it retained its Feather Brothers identity until withdrawal in 1960.
Photo taken 1960, Whitby Harbour
6. PNW482
PNW482, a Plaxton C41C bodied AEC Regal IV new to Wallace Arnold, is seen at Cheltenham operating for Wessex Coaches, Bristol.
Photo taken Saturday 20 July 1963, Cheltenham Coach Station
7. TUA17
Malta FBY726 was an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1954 but rebodied B45F in Malta by Aquilina in 1990.
Photo taken Thursday 19 May 2011, Valletta Bus Station, Malta
8. WUM49
Farsley Omnibus WUM49 was a Leyland Tiger Cub PSCU1/2 with Burlingham 'Seagull' body. Starting life in 1956 in the Wallace Arnold coach fleet, it was down-rated to a bus (B43F) in 1961, using seats from a Rotherham trolleybus, and transferred to the Farsley subsidiary.
Photo taken 1964, Wallace Arnold's Saynor Road Workshops, Leeds
9. YUG100
Wallace Arnold YUG100 was a Leyland Tiger Cub with an unusual Plaxton C37C (later C41C) body. It was exhibited at the 1956 Commercial Motor Show , not entering service with WA until 1957.
Photo taken 1965, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
10. 2620U
Wallace Arnold 2620U was an AEC Regal IV (when all other AECs were Reliances) with Plaxton centre-entrance C41C body.
Photo taken Thursday 1 April 1965, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
11. 8324U
Wallace Arnold 8324U resting at Southend Airport. Wallace Arnold ran a large fleet of the splendid AEC Reliances, a large proportion including this one of 1958 being of C41C layout.
Photo taken Monday 29 July 1963, Southend Airport
12. 8329U
A J Eunson, Virkie, Shetland 8329U, an AEC Reliance MU3RA from 1958 with Plaxton Consort C41C bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Lerwick, Shetland
13. 8332U
Preserved Wallace Arnold 8332U, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton C41C bodywork new in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 25 June 2011, Kelsall
14. 8332U
8332U & VUB396H show the two liveries of Wallace Arnold's. The former with the traditional more well known (and probably most liked) cream colours and VUB396H in the two-tone grey which was adopted for a period in the 60s and 70s.
Photo taken Saturday 28 May 2016, Main Street, Goldsborough, North Yorkshire
15. 8332U
Wallace Arnold are now subsumed into Shearings .... serving as a reminder of more halcyon days is 8332U, a 1958 AEC Reliance with 41 seat coachwork.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2007, Bolton Abbey Station
16. 8337U
Wallace Arnold 8337U was an AEC Reliance with Plaxton C41C bodywork of 1958.
Photo taken 1966, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
17. 8339U
Wallace Arnold 8339U was a Leyland Tiger Cub with an imposing Burlingham C41F body dating from 1958.
Photo taken 1965, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
18. 8340U
Wallace Arnold 8340U, a Leyland Tiger Cub with Burlingham C41F body dating from 1958, is now in safe hands and undergoing extensive restoration. After years of storage, neglect and near scrappage, it is now part of Neil Millington's Classic Connections fleet, and is expected to be back in operating condition by mid-2016.
Photo taken Saturday 21 November 2015, Classic Connections workshop, Bradford
19. 8340U
Preserved Wallace Arnold 8340U, is a Burlingham Seagull bodied Leyland Tiger Cub of 1958, standing next to former Lincs RCC TS7, FW5696.
Photo taken 1989, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
20. 9191NW
Malta EBY567, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1959 with a Grech body from 1982.
Photo taken Tuesday 17 May 2011, Valletta, Malta
21. 9191NW
Saltburn Motor Services 57, 9191NW, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1959 with Plaxton Consort C41C bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Saltburn MS Saltburn Garage
22. 9196NW
Wallace Arnold (Feather Brothers) AEC Reliance/Plaxton 9196NW new in 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 14 September 1963, near to the Guildhall, Portsmouth
23. 9203NW
Baddeley Bros. 102, 9203NW, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Plaxton Panorama C41F body, new to Wallace Arnold in 1959, acquired by Baddeley's in 1969, and withdrawn in 1974.
Photo taken 1973, Holmfirth
24. 9209NW
Wallace Arnold Tours 9209NW was an AEC Reliance with Plaxton C41F body of 1959.
Photo taken 1965, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
25. 5625UB
Wallace Arnold Tours maintained a number of vehicles in the livery of Feather Bros and to us southerners their use seemed to be in-discriminately mixed with vehicles in fleet livery. 5625UB, a Plaxton bodied AEC 'Reliance' with centre-entrance 'Embassy' style body so typical of the fleet at that time was seen on tour at Eastbourne's Central Coach Station
Photo taken Sunday 10 October 1965, Susans Road Central Coach Station, Eastbourne
26. 5627UB
Feather Bros (Wallace Arnold), Bradford, 5627UB, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1960 with Plaxton Consort C41C bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racescourse
27. 5641UB
These Wallace Arnold Plaxton C41C coaches dated from 1960/1 and were the workhorses of the fleet, operating long-distance tours and excursions throughout the 1960s. Indeed, one of the class, 9907UG, actually made a famous Leeds to Moscow run to ascertain the possibilities of "educational" tours in 1961. 9913UG, 5647UB and 5641UB were a Reliance/Leopard/Reliance respectively.
Photo taken 1965, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
28. 9208NW
Wallace Arnold 5640UB and 9208NW were both Plaxton bodied AEC Reliances of 1960 and 1959 respectively.
Photo taken Wednesday 9 June 1965, The Calls, Leeds
29. 9901UG
Philipson, Goldthorpe 65 and 64 seen at Scarborough. 65, CWU478H, had the body from Wallace Arnold 9909UG (AEC Reliance withdrawn by Wallace Arnold after an accident) mounted on the chassis of ex-Banfield Leyland Tiger Cub 112DMP whilst 64, 9901UG, although carrying a Tiger Cub badge was an ex Wallace Arnold Leyland L2 Leopard.
Photo taken Wednesday 12 August 1970, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
30. 9910UG
Wallace Arnold AEC Reliance/Plaxton 9910UG of 1961.
Photo taken Sunday 4 October 1964, Huntingdon
31. 9910UG
Rear shot of Wallace Arnold AEC Reliance/Plaxton 9910UG of 1961
Photo taken Sunday 4 October 1964, Southend Airport
32. 9910UG
Former Wallace Arnold AEC Reliance/Plaxton 9910UG, seen here with Eagle Coaches of Kenny Hill, Mildenhall, Suffolk.
Photo taken 1973, Kenny Hill, Mildenhall
33. 9912UG
Wallace Arnold AEC Relaince/Plaxton 9912UG new in 1961.
Photo taken Friday 2 July 1965, A1, Anglo-Scottish Border
34. 9922UG
Wallace Arnold AEC Reliance/Plaxton 9922UG new in 1961
Photo taken Monday 7 October 1963, Wallace Arnold Donisthorpe Street (rented from LCT) Depot in Hunslet, Leeds
35. 62BUA
Garnock Valley, Kilbirnie, 62BUA, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1962 with Plaxton Embassy C49C bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Girvan
36. 63BUA
Wallace Arnold 63BUA was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Plaxton Embassy C49C body. Wallace Arnold specified the front flash of the side moulding to be that from the earlier Consort IV body for standardisation with the earlier coaches in the fleet. It is seen here at the Wallace Arnold Coach Station in The Calls, Leeds.
Photo taken Saturday 13 April 1963, The Calls, Leeds
37. 649CNW
Thomas, West Ewell 649CNW a 1962 A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Harrington Cavalier C43F body, seen here in Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh, whilst working a rail replacement service, had been acquired from Austin, Dorking, in whose livery it is seen, in July 1975.
Photo taken Sunday 9 July 1978, Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh
38. 71BUA
Wallace Arnold 71BUA was a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with a Plaxton C49C body from 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 28 March 1965, Hunslet Road Workshops, Leeds
39. 74BUA
Wallace Arnold 74BUA was one of their first 36 foot coaches being an AEC Reliance 4MU3RA with a Plaxton C49C body of 1962. Following withdrawal in 1969, it found its way to Duncan's of Kinlochrannoch for a brief period.
Photo taken Friday 18 August 1972, Kinlochrannoch
40. 105EUA
Wallace Arnold's famous cream coaches were once a common site throughout the UK and many parts of Europe. They favoured Plaxton-bodied Leyland and AEC chassis. Because of the seasonal demand, they often hired lightweight Bedford and Ford coaches mainly with Duple bodywork, from the local Stanley Hughes leasing company but painted in the WA corporate livery.
Photo taken 1967, the new Gelderd Road Depot, Leeds
41. 105EUA
Wallace Arnold 105EUA, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with Plaxton Embassy C49C body, seen at William Street Coach Park on the RCA Fylingdales contract.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 April 1972, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
42. 108EUA
Wallace Arnold 108EUA, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1963 with Plaxton Embassy C49C bodywork. Part of the RCA contract fleet used during the construction of Fylingdales early warning complex.
Photo taken July 1972, West Cliff, Whitby
43. 109EUA
Wallace Arnold Leyland Leopard/ Plaxton 109EUA of 1963 on a half day excursion to Ripon and Fountains Abbey.
Photo taken Wednesday 9 October 1963, Ripon Bus Station Park
44. 109EUA
Wallace Arnold 109EUA, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with Plaxton Embassy C49C body, seen at William Street Coach Park on the RCA Fylingdales contract.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 April 1972, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
45. 117EUA
Feather Brothers (a Wallace Arnold subsidiary) were allocated 117EUA from the 1963 intake of AEC Reliances with Plaxton C49C coachwork.
Photo taken 1966, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
46. 122EUA
Wallace Arnold, Leeds 122EUA, seen in the entrance road to the Coach Station in Cheltenham, was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Plaxton Embassy C49C body new in 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 7 August 1971, Cheltenham Coach Station
47. 122EUA
Hutchinson Bros of Husthwaite 122EUA, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT from 1963 with Plaxton Embassy C49C bodywork.
Photo taken May 1974, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
48. 132FUA
Wallace Arnold Bedford VAL/Plaxton 132FUA of 1963
Photo taken Autumn 1963, Wallace Arnold Donisthorpe Street (rented from LCT) Depot, Hunslet, Leeds
49. 204HUM
Wallace Arnold 204HUM was a Leyland Leopard with Plaxton body to the standard WA centre-entrance specification, built in 1964. These smart vehicles travelled to every corner of the UK during the 1960s.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 May 1965, The Calls, Leeds
50. 209HUM
209HUM of Wallace Arnold, a Plaxton Embassy C49C bodied Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard at King’s Cross Coach Station, Pentonville Road.
Photo taken Saturday 11 April 1964, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
51. 217HUM
Eynon's, Trimsaran 4991VT a 1964 AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Duple C49F body originally PMT C991 and 217HUM a 1964 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Plaxton C49C body originally with Wallace Arnold
Photo taken Friday 10 July 1981, Trimsaran, Eynon's depot
52. 217HUM
From left to right are West Wales TRN758, 68 TRN748 and 67 217HUM. The former pair are ex Ribble 758 and 748, and the latter ex Wallace Arnold via Independant of Horsforth.
Photo taken Saturday 3 September 1977, West Wales Depot Tycroes
53. 217HUM
217HUM was a direct sale by Wallace Arnold to Independent Coachways of Horsforth in April 1974. It retained its livery and as such was on a sub-hire arrangement for the summer season back to WA, when they required additional vehicles. Pictured here at Chester Zoo on an excursion from Pudsey and Leeds.
Photo taken Monday 15 April 1974, Chester Zoo Coach Park
54. 225HUM
JD Peace, Kirkwall, Orkney, 225HUM, a Bedford VAL14 from 1964 with Plaxton C49F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Peace's Garage, Burnmouth Road, Kirkwall, Orkney
55. EUG890D
Wallace Arnold from the left - RUB360 & RUB367G, Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R's with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F bodies, new 1969. EUG895D & EUG890D, AEC Reliance 2U3RA's with Plaxton Panorama C49C bodies, new 1966.
Photo taken Wallace Arnold Depot and Coach Terminal, Gelderd Road, Leeds.
56. BNW606C
Wallace Arnold BNW606C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1965 with Plaxton Panorama I C49F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racecourse
57. BNW609C
Wallace Arnold BNW609C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Plaxton Embassy C49C body, new in 1965.
Photo taken Wallace Arnold Depot and Coach Terminal, Gelderd Road, Leeds
58. BNW612C
Seen here at Wembley on the occasion of the annual Schoolboys' International football match, in the traditional livery, Wallace Arnold, Devon BNW612C was a Plaxton Embassy C49C bodied Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard new in April 1965. Wallace Arnold, Leeds took delivery of similar coaches BNW601-611C.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1973, Wembley Stadium
59. BNW617C
BNW617C, a Plaxton-bodied Bedford VAL of 1965, was allocated to Feather Brothers (a subsidiary of Wallace Arnold Tours).
Photo taken 1965, Stirling Castle
60. BNW624C
Seen on tour at Dunfermline was newly delivered Wallace Arnold BNW624C which was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with Duple Northern Continental C51F bodywork.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 July 1965, Dunfermline
61. CUM495C
P McCabe, Douglas Water, CUM495C, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1965 with Duple Firefly C41F bodywork. New to Wallace Arnold, this was finding more work north of the border.
Photo taken June 1971, Girvan
62. EUG899D
Wallace Arnold EUG899D was one of the 1966 intake of AEC Reliances with a Plaxton C49C body.
Photo taken 1967, at the new Gelderd Road Depot, Leeds
63. EUG902D
Wallace Arnold EUG902D, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1966 with Plaxton Embassy C41C bodywork. This had been new to Feather Bros of Bradford and was one of only a few of this body type built.
Photo taken May 1974, Redcar Racecourse
64. EUG985D
Seen whllst taking part in the British Coach Rally at Brighton is Wallace Arnold, Leeds EUG895D, a Plaxton Embassy C49C bodied A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance. This view shows the continental entrance steps which could be fitted to coaches for use abroad. Driver Eric Patrickson is relaxing in the offside seat after taking part in the finals of the driving tests.
Photo taken Sunday 24 April 1966, Madeira Drive, Brighton
65. JUA300E
Wallace Arnold JUA300E was a brand new Leyland Leopard with Plaxton coachwork introduced in 1967. It is seen here taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally. Sadly it was not successful in winning any prizes.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
66. JUA307E
Wallace Arnold JUA307E, a Leyland Leopard with Plaxton C52F body.
Photo taken 1967, at the new Gelderd Road Depot, Leeds
67. JUA315E
Clarendon Coaches, St. Helier 1, J12202, was an A.E.C. 6MU3R Reliance with a 7' 6" wide Plaxton Embassy C41C body which had been new to Wallace Arnold subsidiary Waverley Tours, Paignton in March 1967 when it was registered JUA315E.
Photo taken Tuesday 24 April 1979, Weighbridge Place, St. Helier
68. JUA316E
Clarendon Coaches, St. Helier 3, J12186, was an A.E.C. 6MU3R Reliance with a 7' 6" wide Plaxton Embassy C41C body which had been new to Wallace Arnold (Devon) in March 1967 when it was registered JUA 316E.
Photo taken Wednesday 25 April 1979, Esplanade, St. Helier
69. JUA321E
Roberts of Wingate JUA321E, a Bedford VAL14 built in 1967 with Plaxton Panorama I C52F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Guisborough
70. MNW705F
Wallace Arnold MNW705F, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Plaxton Panorama I C51F body, new in1967.
Photo taken Wallace Arnold Depot and Coach Terminal, Gelderd Road, Leeds
71. MNW345F
Wallace Arnold (Devon) MNW345F, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/4R with Plaxton Panorama I C43F body, new 1968. Pictured whilst parked up awaiting the return of its passengers one very hot day in July 1969, in Croyde, North Devon.
Photo taken July 1969, Croyde
72. NUB712F
Loading passengers in King’s Cross Coach Station in Caledonia Street are Wallace Arnold NUB712F and MNW335F, AEC 2U3RA Reliance and Leyland PSU3/4R Leopard respectively with Plaxton bodies. That on NUB712F was a 1972 Panorama Elite II C51F whilst that on MNW335F was the original 1968 C49F Panorama I body.
Photo taken Saturday 3 June 1972, Caledonia Street Coach Station, London Kings Cross
73. NUB712F
A nearside shot of Wallace Arnold NUB712F at King’s Cross Coach Station, Caledonia Street. The AEC 2U3RA Reliance had been rebodied with this Plaxton Panorama Elite II C51F body in 1972 after an accident.
Photo taken Saturday 3 June 1972, Caledonia Street Coach Station, London Kings Cross
74. WUB396H
Wallace Arnold VUB396H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R with Plaxton body
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 2010, Chatsworth
75. DLC950J
Arriving at King’s Cross Coach Station, Caledonia Street is Wallace Arnold’s only Mercedes Benz C47F bodied Mercedes Benz 0302, DLC950J.
Photo taken Saturday 3 June 1972, Caledonia Street Coach Station, London Kings Cross
76. VUB389H
Wallace Arnold had a wide range of tours during most of their separate existence. Seen in Rothsey on the Isle of Bute is Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R VUB389H dating from 1970.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 August 1973, Rothesay, Isle of Bute
77. VUB395H
Martindale of Ferryhill 28, VUB395H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1975, Guisborough
78. VUB396H
8332U & VUB396H show the two liveries of Wallace Arnold's. The former with the traditional more well known (and probably most liked) cream colours and VUB396H in the two-tone grey which was adopted for a period in the 60s and 70s.
Photo taken Saturday 28 May 2016, Main Street, Goldsborough, North Yorkshire
79. VUB396H
Wallace Arnold VUB396H, a Leyland Leopard with Plaxton Panorama Elite body dates from 1970. It contrasts with Wallace Arnold 8332U, an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Consort body of 1958. Both are part of the Classic Connections fleet, acting as a reminder of this once famous and well-respected company.
Photo taken Saturday 21 November 2015, Classic Connections workshop, Bradford
80. VUB396H
Wallace Arnold adopted this two tone grey livery in the early seventies. Seen at the First South Yorkshire open day on Sunday 12 May is VUB396H, a 1970 Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R with Plaxton bodywork
Photo taken Sunday 12 May 2013, Olvie Grove, Sheffield
81. FUB479K
Wallace Arnold, Leeds, FUB479K, a Leyland Leopard built in 1971/2 with Duple Viceroy bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar Racecourse
82. RXJ127J
Wallace Arnold did not only operate luxury coaches, RXJ127J was a Ford Transit from 1971 with Williams Deansgate C12F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1973, Thirsk Racecourse