SCT '61 Photo Index
Western SMT
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1. CS2005
Western S.M.T. 47, CS2005, was a Leyland TS7 which had been new in 1935 with a Leyland B32R body. It was fitted with a new Alexander C35F body in May 1950 as seen here in Dumfries and was withdrawn in 1963, passing via Milburn Motors (dealer), Glasgow to Buchan, Burgess Hill.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
2. CS3364
Looking for information about this vehicle, seen locked away in a shed in Lathalmond, photo taken with permission.
Photo taken Sunday 16 August 2015, Lathalmond
3. ASD121
Kippax Motors ASD121, seen in Leeds Bus Station awaiting its next journey, was a Daimler CWA6 with a Massey H30/26R body which had been new to Western S.M.T., Kilmarnock in 1943. It was acquired in June 1956 and withdrawn at the end of October.
Photo taken Friday 13 July 1956, Leeds Bus Station
4. ASD254
ASD254, a Guy Arab II with a Massey L27/26R body became Paton, Renfrew 46 in 1958 when it was acquired from Northern Roadways. New to Western S.M.T in 1943, it was numbered 192 in 1949 when the fleet was numbered. Withdrawn in 1956 it passed to Millburn Motors (dealer), Glasgow and to Northern Roadways in April 1958 then to Paton later in 1958 and is seen at the garage.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Paton Garage, Renfrew
5. GLL590
In December 1951 Western S.M.T. acquired twenty-two Guy Arab IIs from London Transport Executive and 999, GLL590, seen here, had a Park Royal H30/26R body when new in 1943. It was rebodied with an Alexander L27/26R body in 1952 when it received its fleet number. All had run un-numbered until rebodied.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Lonsdale Street, Western SMT Depot, Carlisle
6. VS4353
Guy Arab VS4353 in the fleet of Mid-Wales Motorways seen on an Omnibus Society visit. This was one of eighteen Guy Arab II 5LWs with Weymann L27/28R bodies new in 1945 to Greenock Motor Services.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 1963, Worthen
7. XS5656
Western S.M.T. 2146, XS5656, a Guy Arab II with Northern Counties H30/26R body had been new in 1945 to Young, Paisley as number 146 was acquired with the business in January 1951. Seen here in Dumfries it was withdrawn in 1963.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
8. BAG113
Western S.M.T. 309, BAG113, seen in Dumfries, was an A.E.C. O662 Regal new in 1946 with a Burlingham B36F body. Along with eleven others from the batch of thirty-nine, it was fitted with a new Bristol (BBW) L27/26R body between July 1954 and March 1955, this one being rebodied in March 1955.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
9. BAG129
Scrapyard/dealer line-up with in the centre Ribble Motors Leyland Titan Highbridge Double Deck, I think 2657, CCK829, built 1948. Oh how I wish I had taken more pictures at this place; there must have been at least fifty buses. The single decker my partner in crime is leaning on is HD5802 and the white double decker is BAG129. The more interesting one looks like the single decker with the white roof, no doubt the connoisseurs out there will know were its from etc.
Photo taken 1962, Millburn Motors, Walmer Bridge
10. BAG88
Seen in Dumfries is Western S.M.T. 290, BAG88, which was an A.E.C. O662 Regal new in 1946 with a Burlingham B36F body. Along with eleven others from the batch of thirty-nine, it was fitted with a new Bristol (BBW) L27/26R body between July 1954 and March 1955, this one being rebodied in January 1955.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
11. BCS305
An early post-war delivery to the Western S.M.T. fleet was BCS305, a 1946 Leyland L27/26R bodied Leyland PD1 which was numbered 344 when fleet numbers were applied to the fleet in 1949.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Clyde Street, Glasgow
12. GSM120
New in 1946 to Caledonian Omnibus Company, Dumfries as number 313, GSM120, was a Bristol L5G with an Eastern Coachworks B35R body.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Lonsdale Street, Western SMT Depot, Carlisle
13. XS5709
Western S.M.T. 2150, XS5709, was a Guy Arab II with a Northern Counties H30/26R body which had been new to Young, Paisley in 1946.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
14. XS5714
Western S.M.T. 2155, XS5714, seen in Dumfries was a Guy Arab II with a Northern Counties H30/26R body which had been new in 1946 to Young, Paisley 155. Western acquired it in January 1951 with the Young business and withdrew it later in 1962.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
15. BCS303
Western S.M.T. BCS303 was a Leyland PD1 new in 1947 with a Leyland L27/26R body and was seen in Paisley.
Photo taken Tuesday 12 April 1960, St James Street, Paisley
16. GSM127
Western S.M.T. 824, GSM127, was a Bristol L5G with an Eastern Coachworks B35R body which had been new in 1947 to Caledonian Omnibus Company, Dumfries number 320. It passed, with the business, to Western S.M.T. in January 1950 and was withdrawn in 1960 passing to Millburn Motors (dealer), Glasgow and then to Stewart (contractor), Castle Dawson, County Antrim in July 1964.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Lonsdale Street, Western SMT Depot, Carlisle
17. BSD433
New in 1948 and seen in Ayr, Western S.M.T. 470, BSD433, was an A.E.C. 9612E Regent III with a Northern Counties L27/26R body, one of twenty-two new that year, others from the batch of forty-two being delivered in 1947 and 1949, although one of the 1949 delivery, BSD 441, never ran for Western, being sold to York Brothers, Northampton in March 1949.
Photo taken Wednesday 6 June 1962, Ayr Bus Station
18. CAG134
A 1948 delivery, one of nine, to Western S.M.T. was CAG134, a Northern Counties L27/26R bodied Leyland PD1 which became 502 in 1949, when fleet numbers were allocated to the fleet.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Clyde Street, Glasgow
19. HSM643
Western S.M.T. 877, HSM643, was a Bristol K6B with an E.C.W. L27/28R body which had been new to Caledonian in 1948 and which is seen in Dumfries. It was one of only two Bristol engined double-deckers in the Western fleet.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
20. VS4366
VS4366 was a Leyland PD1 new in 1948 to Greenock Motor Services with a Strachans L27/26R body. In November 1949 it passed to Western S.M.T. as 727 and in December 1952 it was rebodied with an Eastern Coachworks L27/26R body.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 June 1963, Princes Street, Ardrossan
21. XS6418
Seen in Gauze Street, Paisley Cross, is Western S.M.T. 2166, XS6418, a Leyland PD2/1 with a Northern Counties H30/26R body, new in 1948, which had been acquired from Young's Bus Service, Paisley with whom it had been number 166.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Gauze Street, Paisley Cross
22. XS6465
Acquired with the business of Young, Paisley in January 1951, Western S.M.T. 2171, XS6465, was a Leyland PD2/1 with a Northern Counties H30/26R body new in 1948.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Clyde Street, Glasgow
23. XS6465
New in 1948 to Young's Bus Service, Paisley, XS6465 passed to Western S.M.T. when Young's were taken over in January 1951 and was numbered 2171. This Leyland PD2/1 with a Northern Counties H30/26R body is seen in Gauze Street, Paisley.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Gauze Street, Paisley
24. CCS404
CCS404 was one of nine Leyland PD1s in the Western S.M.T. fleet which had Strachans L27/26R bodies when new in 1949 and which was numbered 506 later in 1949. In 1952/3 all nine were rebodied with Eastern Coachworks L27/26R bodies, 506 being done in December 1952.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963
25. CCS410
Western S.M.T. 512, CCS410, was a Leyland PD1 which had been new in 1949 with a Strachans L27/26R body and was one of a batch of nine (CCS403-411) new that year although CCS410/1 did not enter service until 1950.
Photo taken Monday 2 August 1965, Ardrossan
26. CSD14
Western S.M.T., Kilmarnock 608, CSD14, a Leyland PS1/1 with an Alexander C35F body was one of sixteen recorded as being new in 1949, although 608 was one of eight which did not enter service until 1950, and was seen in Kilmarnock.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1965, Kilmarnock
27. CSD16
Western S.M.T. 610, CSD16, was an Alexander C35F bodied Leyland PS1 new in 1949.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Clyde Street, Glasgow
28. CSD9
Western S.M.T. 603, CSD9, was a Leyland PS1 with an Alexander C35F body new in 1949 which is seen in Dumfries and which, after withdrawal in 1965, passed to Frazer, Blaydon-on-Tyne in April 1966.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
29. XS6561
Western S.M.T. 2299, XS6561, seen in Gauze Street, Paisley Cross, was a Guy Arab III with a Guy H30/26R body which had been new to Paisley & District, Paisley in 1949 as number 299.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Gauze Street, Paisley Cross
30. XS6707
Jefferys (Grayshott Coaches), Grayshott XS6707, seen here at the garage at Liss, was a Maudslay Marathon III with a Brockhouse FC33F body which had been new in 1949 to Young's Bus Service, Paisley.
Photo taken Sunday 2 May 1965, Liss
31. XS6756
Western S.M.T. 2213, XS6756, was a Daimler CVG6 wih a Northern Counties H30/26R body new to Young, Paisley in 1949. It passed to Western S.M.T in January 1951 with Young's business.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Cotton Street, Paisley
32. XS6985
XS6985 was Western S.M.T. 2202 and had been acquired with the business of Young, Paisley in January 1951. It was a Daimler CVG6 with a Brockhouse H30/26R body on Park Royal frames.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Cotton Street, Paisley
33. BCS453
Seen in Cumnock is Western S.M.T. 548, BCS453, an A.E.C. 9612E Regent III with a Northern Counties L27/26R body new in 1950.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Cumnock
34. BSD443
Seen in Cumnock is Western S.M.T. 538, BSD443, an A.E.C.9612E Regent III with a Northern Counties L27/26R body new in 1950.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Cumnock
35. BSD456
Seen in Cumnock is Western S.M.T. 551, BSD456, an A.E.C.9612E Regent III with a Northern Counties L27/26R body new in 1950 and displaying a narrow upper cream band.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Cumnock
36. BSD458
Seen in Ayr is BSD458, Western S.M.T. 553 which was the last of their A.E.C. 9612E Regent IIIs with Northern Counties L27/26R bodies new in 1950.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Ayr
37. BSD468
Green Bus of Rugeley 44, BSD468, was an ex-Western SMT (956) Daimler CVD6 with Alexander body.
Photo taken 1967, Lichfield Bus Station
38. XS6904
Leyland PD2/1 XS6904 with a Leyland H30/26R body had been new in 1950 as Young, Paisley 177 and passed to Western S.M.T. as number 2177 in January 1951.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 June 1963, Largs
39. XS6906
New to Young, Paisley in 1950, Leyland PD2/1 XS6906 with a Leyland H30/26R body passed to Western S.M.T. in January 1951 and was numbered 2179.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Gauze Street, Paisley Cross
40. XS6908
Western S.M.T. 2181, XS6908, a Leyland PD2/1 with a Leyland H30/26R body new in 1950 had been acquired from Young's Bus Service, Paisley with whom it had been number 181. It was seen in Gauze Street, Paisley Cross.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Gauze Street, Paisley Cross
41. XS6986
Seen in Gauze Street, Paisley Cross is Western S.M.T. 2203, XS6986, a Daimler CVG6 with a Brockhouse H30/26R body which had been new to Young's Bus Service, Paisley in 1950 as number 203.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Gauze Street, Paisley Cross
42. XS6990
Western S.M.T. 2207, XS6990, was a Daimler CVG6 with a Brockhouse H30/26R body, on Park Royal frames, new to Young, Paisley in 1950. It passed with Young's business to Western S.M.T. in January 1951.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Renfrew Ferry
43. XS7014
Northern Counties H30/26R bodied Daimler CVG6 XS7014 had been new to Young's Bus Service, Paisley as number 215 in 1950 and was acquired in January 1951 by Western S.M.T. being numbered 2215.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 June 1963, Largs seafront (Gallowgate Street)
44. XS7017
Western S.M.T. 2218, XS7017, was a Daimler CVG6 with a Northern Counties H30/26R body which had been new to Young's Bus Service, Paisley in 1950 as number 218.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Gauze Street, Paisley
45. BSD289
Western S.M.T. 940, BSD289, was a Daimler CVG6 with an Alexander L27/26R body, the first of eighteen new in 1951 and seen in Gauze Street, Paisley.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Gauze Street, Paisley
46. FSD455
Western S.M.T. Guy Arab 1057, FSD455, seen in Paisley was a rebuilt Guy Arab II. In 1954 ten ex-London Guy Arab II rebuilt chassis, acquired by Western S.M.T. were fitted with Northern Counties L27/26R bodies. 1057 had been London Transport G129, GXE569, new in 1944 with a Park Royal H30/26R body. After withdrawal in 1967 it passed via Millburn Motors (dealer), Glasgow to McCreedy (contractor), Belfast.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Gauze Street, Paisley Cross
47. FSD468
Western S.M.T. 1090, FSD468, a Guy Arab LUF was new with an Alexander C30FT body and was one of ten bought for the London to Glasgow service. It was seen in Ayr after they were converted to C41F in 1960.
Photo taken Wednesday 6 June 1962, Ayr Bus Station
48. FSD468
Seen at Ayr Bus Station is FSD468, Western S.M.T. 1090, which was a Guy Arab LUF with an Alexander C30FT body used on the London service when new in 1954. It was, along with the others in the batch, 1086-1095, rebuilt in 1960 to C41F and was, along with them, withdrawn in 1968 passing to Highland Omnibuses, Inverness.
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1963, Ayr Bus Station
49. GCS182
Western S.M.T. 1108, GCS182, was one of four Guy Arab LUFs with Alexander C41F bodies delivered in 1955 and was seen outside the Western S.M.T. office in Dumfries.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
50. GCS185
Former Western Scottish GCS185, a Guy Arab LUF from 1955 with Alexander C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, near Ayr
51. GCS197
Seen in Ayr this Guy Arab LUF, GCS197, was Western S.M.T. 1112, new in 1955 with what is recorded as an Alexander B44F body.
Photo taken Wednesday 6 June 1962, Ayr Bus Station
52. GCS234
Western S.M.T. 1148, GCS234, was a Leyland PD2/20 with a Northern Counties L27/28R body new in 1955.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Clyde Street, Glasgow
53. GCS253
Western SMT DB1167, GCS253, a Bristol Lodekka LD6G built in 1955 with ECW H33/27R bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Stranraer Garage
54. HCS974
Western S.M.T. 1195, HCS974, a Leyland PD2/20 with a Northern Counties L31/28RD body, was new in 1956
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Broomknoll Street, Airdrie
55. JCS4
JCS4 was number 1247 in the Western S.M.T. Fleet, seen here in Ayr, and was a Guy Arab IV with an Alexander L31/28RD body new in October 1956.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Ayr
56. JCS4
Allander Travel had several second hand buses for contract work. JCS4, a Guy Arab IV with Alexander low height body ex Western SMT 1247 contrasts with ex Ribble JCK507 (1432), Leyland PD2/12 with Burlingham body.
Photo taken May 1972, Main Street, Milngavie
57. JSD926
Western S.M.T. 1290, JSD926, was a Bristol LD6G with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD body new in 1957 and is seen in Dumfries.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
58. JSD927
Western SMT DB1291, JSD927, a Bristol Lodekka LD6G built in 1957 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork. Waiting in Dumfries for school to finish.
Photo taken June 1971, Dumfries
59. JSD933
Bristol LD6G JSD933 with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD body was number 1297 in the Western S.M.T. fleet.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Clyde Street, Glasgow
60. JSD953
Western S.M.T. bought thirty-six Bristol LD6Gs with Eastern Coachworks H33/27R (20) or H33/27RD (16) bodies in 1957 and 1317, JSD953, one of the sixteen which had platform doors is seen here at Paisley Cross.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Gauze Street, Paisley Cross
61. KAG187
Western S.M.T. 1336, KAG817, was a Leyland PD2/20 with a Northern Counties L31/28R body new in 1957.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, North Drive, off St Enoch Square, Glasgow
62. KAG805
Northern Counties L31/28R bodywork was carried by Leyland PD2/20, KAG805, number 1324 in the Western S.M.T. fleet seen here in Gauze Street, Paisley.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Gauze Street, Paisley
63. KAG809
Bee-Line Roadways, Middlesbrough, KAG809, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 built in 1957 with Northern Counties L31/28R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Linthorpe Garage, Middlesbrough
64. KAG809
G M Pearson, contractor of Hetton le Hole, KAG809, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 built in 1957 with Northern Counties L31/28R bodywork.
Photo taken March 1975, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough
65. KAG824
Western SMT AD1343(A7), KAG824, a Leyland PD2/20 from 1957 with Northern Counties L31/28RD bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Ayr Bus Station
66. KAG834
Glen Tours, Baildon, KAG834, a Leyland Titan PD2/30 with Northern Counties L31/28R body, new to Western SMT (1353) in 1957 and seen laying over near Shibden Hall, Halifax whilst operating a school's private hire.
Photo taken summer 1973, Shibden Hall Road, Halifax
67. KAG847
Seen in Ayr is Western S.M.T. 1366, KAG847, which was a Leyland PD3/3 with a Northern Counties L35/32RD body new in 1958.
Photo taken Wednesday 6 June 1962, Ayr Bus Station
68. KAG849
New in 1958 as Western S.M.T. 1368, KAG849 was seen at Wembley with Lewington, Harold Hill. The Leyland PD3/3 had a Northern Counties L35/32RD body and had only just been acquired from Western S.M.T.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1976, Wembley Stadium
69. KAG859
Ensign Bus purchased many buses from Western SMT over the years, including the former 1378, KAG859, an Alexander lowbridge bodied PD2/20. Here Peter has paused in an unknown lay-by to photograph it on a delivery run - note the trade plates in the driver's side window.
70. LCS215
LCS215 was Western S.M.T. 1405 and was a Bristol MW6G with an Alexander C41F body which was seen in Cumnock. It was one of twenty new in 1958.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Cumnock
71. LCS813
Western SMT Bristol MW6G with unusual (for Bristols) Alexander bodywork. T1403, LCS813, dates from 1958.
Photo taken August 1973, Rothesay, Isle of Bute
72. LCS953
Demonstrating the useful step built into the front panel of this Western SMT AD1418, LCS953, a PD3/3 with Northern Counties L35/32RD, incidentally allowing the conductor to change the destination screen.
Photo taken Saturday 10 August 1974, Ayr Bus Station
73. LCS977
LCS977 was Western S.M.T. 1442 and was a Leyland PD3/3 with a Northern Counties L35/32RD body new in 1958.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Renfrew Ferry
74. LSD383
Another Ensign dealer stock vehicle, former Western SMT 1453, LSD383, a 1958 Leyland PD3/3 with Alexander L35/32RD lowbridge body, stands in unfamiliar surroundings in Southend on Shoebury Common Road.
Photo taken Shoebury Common, Southend
75. LSD388
Western SMT LSD388 AD1458 (A8), a Leyland Titan PD3/3 built in 1958 with Alexander L35/32RD bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Ayr Bus Station
76. OCS66
Western S.M.T. 1562, OCS66, was a Brstol LD6G with E.C.W. H33/27RD body seen in Dumfries alongside a Northern Counties bodied AEC Regent.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
77. MCS763
MCS763 was number 1474 in the Western S.M.T. fleet and was a Bristool LD6G with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD body, one of seventeen new in 1959. A further ten were similar vehicles but without platform doors.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, North Drive, off St Enoch Square, Glasgow
78. MSD353
Western S.M.T. 1489, MSD353, was one of twenty-four Leyland PD3/3s with Northern Counties L35/32RD bodies new in 1959.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Renfrew Ferry
79. MSD365
Western SMT AD1501, MSD365, was a Leyland PD3/3 with Northern Counties L35/32RD bodywork which had been new in May 1959. It is seen outside Western's Ardrossan depot.
Photo taken early 1970s, Princes Street, Ardrossan
80. MSD383
Western S.M.T. 1519, MSD383, a Leyland PD3/3 with an Alexander L35/32RD body seen at Largs was the first of a batch of twenty-nine delivered in 1959.
Photo taken Monday 10 August 1964, Depot, Main Street, Largs
81. MSD395
SBG buses were parked by the river Clyde at Clyde Street between runs and MD1531, MSD395, a 1959 Leyland PD3/3 with Alexander L35/32RD body sits on top of tram rails.
Photo taken Oct 1970, Clyde Street, Glasgow
82. MSD407
Former Western SMT MSD407, fleetnumber AD1543 is a Leyland PD3/3 with Alexander L35/32RD new in 1959, seen here at Kirkby Stephen West station on the Settle Carlisle line, during the Kirkby Stephen running day. Some of this batch of PD3/3 chassis had very similar bodies built by Northern Counties.
Photo taken Sunday 5 April 2015, Kirkby Stephen West Railway Station
83. MSD411
Western S.M.T. 1547, MSD411, was the last of fifty-three Leyland PD3/3s delivered in 1959. The first twenty-four had Northern Counties L35/32RD bodies whilst the remainder had Alexander L35/32RD bodies as seen in Ayr Bus Station on 1547 new in July 1959.
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1963, Ayr Bus Station
84. MSD419
Western SMT DG1555, MSD419, a Guy Arab LUF built in 1959 with Alexander C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Stranraer garage?
85. BSD266
Carmichael, Glenboig (t/a Highland) BSD266 was a Leyland PS1 with a Burlingham B35F body new in January 1948 to Western S.M.T. and was acquired by Carmichael by July 1960.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge
86. MSD420
Dumfries is the setting for Western S.M.T. 1556, MSD420, which was a Guy Arab LUF with an Alexander C41F body, the last of nine new in 1960.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
87. OCS108
A rather distant shot of Western SMT D1574, OCS108, a 1960 Leyland Titan PD3/3 with Burlingham body heading to Eaglesham from Glasgow.
Photo taken Wednesday 18 October 1972, Clyde Street, Glasgow
88. OCS123
Western S.M.T., Kilmarnock 1589, OCS123, a Leyland PD3/3 with a Burlingham L35/32R body was seen in Barrhead.
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Barrhead
89. OCS70
Western S.M.T. 1566, OCS70, was one of ten Bristol LD6Gs with Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD bodies new in 1960 seen in Ayr.
Photo taken Wednesday 6 June 1962, Ayr Bus Station
90. OCS70
Berresford's OCS70 started life as Western SMT B1566 in June 1960 and was originally H33/27RD on the Bristol LD6G chassis. Converted to a recovery vehicle by Western and numbered 7060, this image scanned from a print was taken by my brother possibly on the same May 1981 trip as my other images.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1981, Berresfords Depot, near Cheddleton
91. OCS716
Western S.M.T. 1594, OCS716, seen in Dumfries was a Bristol MW6G with an Alexander C41F body, one of thirteen new in 1960.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
92. RAG389
Western S.M.T. 1623, RAG389, a Bristol FL6G, one of two new in 1961 with Eastern Coachworks H37/33RD bodies, is seen here in Dumfries.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
93. RAG402
Western S.M.T. 1636, RAG402, seen in Dumfries, was a Bristol LD6G with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD body new in 1961.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
94. RAG412
Western SMT DB1646(B1), RAG412, a Bristol LD6G from 1961 with Eastern Coach Works H33/27RD bodywork, one of the very last LDs to enter service.
Photo taken June 1971, Isle of Whithorn
95. RCS362
RCS362, Western SMT 1664, a Leyland PD3A/3 built in 1961 with Alexander L35/32R body. Pictured at Ayr on a Sunday school private hire and showing the self-advertisement for Western long distance coach services, 3.25 to London. Western later changed the livery to include cream wheels, which were much harder to keep smart.
Photo taken July 1971, Sandgate, Ayr
96. RCS371
Western S.M.T. 1673, RCS371, was one of thirty-five Leyland PD3A/3s with Alexander L35/32RD bodies which entered service in 1961. It is here seen outside the Western S.M.T. office in Dumfries.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
97. RCS386
Western SMT AD1688, RCS386, a Leyland Titan PD3A/3 built in 1961 with Northern Counties L35/32RD bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Knockcushan Street, Girvan
98. RCS390
Western S.M.T. 1692, RCS390, was a Northern Counties L35/32RD bodied Leyland PD3A/3 new in 1961 seen in Dumfries.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
99. TCS153
Western SMT DT1705(B2), TCS153, a Bristol MW6G built in 1962 with Alexander C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Stranraer
100. TCS155
Western S.M.T. 1707, TCS155, was a Bristol MW6G with an Alexander C41F body seen in Dumfries.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
101. TCS184
TCS184 was a Bristol FLF6G with an Eastern Coachworks H38/32F body and was new as Western S.M.T. 1736 in 1962.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Ferry Road, Renfrew
102. UCS614
Looking almost normal is Western S.M.T. 1750, UCS614, an Albion LR1 Lowlander with a well proportioned Northern Counties H39/32F body new in 1963.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Gauze Street, Paisley Cross
103. UCS621
Western S.M.T. 1757, UCS621, an Albion LR1 Lowlander seen in Gauze Street, Paisley had an Alexander H40/31F body and was the first of forty new in 1963, although 1795 was an LR3 model. There were also twelve with Northern Counties H39/32F bodies, new the same year.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Gauze Street, Paisley
104. UCS627
With the most disastrous and ill-proportioned looking body built on an Albion LR1 Lowlander is Western S.M.T.1763, UCS627, new in 1963 with an Alexander H40/31F body.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Gauze Street, Paisley Cross
105. UCS631
Western SMT AN1767(B3) UCS631, an Albion Lowlander LR1 from 1963 with Alexander H40/29F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Ayr Bus Station
106. UCS632
New in 1963, Western S.M.T. 1768, UCS632, was an Albion LR1 Lowlander with an Alexander H40/31F body seen here in Ayr.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Ayr
107. UCS637
Western S.M.T., Kilmarnock 1773, UCS637, was an Albion LR1 Lowlander with an unfortunate design of Alexander body seating H41/31F and was seen in Kilmarnock.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1965, Kilmarnock Cross, Kilmarnock
108. UCS651
UCS651, seen in Cumnock, was Western S.M.T. 1787, an Albion LR1 Lowlander with an Alexander H40/31F body, new in 1963.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Cumnock
109. UCS659
Western SMT 1795, UCS659, is a preserved Albion Lowlander with Alexander H40/31F body of 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1997, Brodick, Isle of Arran
110. VCS370
A short time was spent on this night watching buses leave the 1970s bus station here. I probably used railings to support my camera for this time exposure as I didn't have a tripod at the time. Western SMT's B1816, VCS370, a 1963 Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body, is on the 17 service which ran to Largs.
Photo taken Tuesday 31 July 1973, Anderston Cross Bus Station, Glasgow
111. VCS399
Unfortunately not the best picture as the bus was travelling too fast for my camera, but this is the only picture I have of one of 7 Albion Lowlanders of Western SMT that carried Northern Counties H39/32F bodywork instead of the more common Alexander. Seen approaching Kilmarnock Bus Station carrying a wrap round advert then in fashion.
Photo taken Wednesday 10 August 1977, Kilmarnock Bus Station
112. VCS408
Western SMT KN1854, VCS408, an Albion Lowlander LR1 built in 1963 with Alexander H40/31F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Ayr??
113. VCS416
Western SMT N1862, VCS416, a Lowlander L1 with Alexander H40/29F bodywork new in 1963 enters Anderston Cross Bus Station.
Photo taken c 1973, Anderston Cross Bus Station, Glasgow
114. VCS433
Western S.M.T. 1879, VCS433, was an Albion LR1 Lowlander with an Alexander H40/29F body, one of thirty new in 1963, some with H40/31F bodies.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964
115.
Operated by Ridge Roadways in Zambia was this ex Western S.M.T. Bristol FLF6G, AAD9234, with ECW body. Note the extra ventilation provided in the fifth upper-deck window bay.
Photo taken September 1982, Zambia
116. AAG103B
Alexander 'Y' type C49F bodywork was fitted to AAG103B, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard which was Western S.M.T. 1910, new in 1964.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Ayr
117. AAG121B
AAG121B, Western S.M.T. 1953 seen in Gauze Street, Paisley was a Bristol FLF6G with an Eastern Coachworks H38/30F body, one of thirty-three new in 1964.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Gauze Street, Paisley
118. AAG99B
Western SMT DL1897, AAG99B, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1964 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1973, Dashwood Square, Newton Stewart
119. AYS736B
Western SMT acquired a number of Bedford VAS1 with Willowbrook and Duple bodywork when they took over some of the MacBrayne fleet in 1969. One such was AYS736B, a 1964 example with Willowbrook B28F body
Photo taken August 1973, Guildford Square/Albert Place, Rothesay, Isle of Bute
120. XCS907
Western SMT DL1886, XCS907, a Leyland PSU3R/3R with Alexander C49F bodywork new in 1964 is seen in Port William, one of the most southerly points in Western territory.
Photo taken late 1970s, The Square, Port William
121. XCS922
Western SMT 1901, XCS922, a 1964 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Alexander C49F body. Alongside is an Eastern Scottish Bristol FLF.
Photo taken October 1971, St. Andrew Bus Station, Edinburgh
122. XCS947
Western S.M.T., Kilmarnock 1926, XCS947, a Bristol FLF6G with an Eastern Coachworks H38/30F body, was seen in Paisley.
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Paisley
123. BCS254C
Highland Omnibuses AL39, BCS254C, an Albion Lowlander LR7 with Northern Counties H39/30F bodywork which was new to Western SMT (their 1921) in 1965. It was acquired by Highland in 1971 and was withdrawn in 1981.
Photo taken early 1970s, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
124. BCS994C
Western S.M.T. 2011, BCS994C, seen in Paisley was an Alexander 'D' type H44/31F bodied Daimler CRG6LX Fleetline new in 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Paisley
125. CAG447C
Western SMT RL2032, CAG447C, a Leyland PSU3/3R with Alexander C49F bodywork is seen on the seafront at Rothesay, Isle of Bute.
Photo taken early 1970s, Rothesay, Isle of Bute
126. CAG448C
Rothesay Garage (or Depot) was built in 1882 for the Rothesay Tramways at Pointhouse situated between Rothesay and Port Bannatyne on the Isle of Bute. The trams ceased in 1936 and the company ran buses until 1949 when it was absorbed into the main Western SMT fleet. This view inside shows the original pits with Leyland Leopard CAG448C/Alexander C49F (2033) on the left and three Bristol MW6G/Alexander C41F bodies built in 1959, one identified as 1496, MSD360, on the right which look like they have been resting in the garage for a while.
Photo taken June 1976, Pointhouse, Isle of Bute
127. DSD708D
Western SMT 2087, DSD708D, a Bristol RELH6G with 38 seat Alexander body. The coach was used on the London service and was fitted with a toilet It is seen at the former Anderston Cross bus station in Glasgow.
Photo taken Thursday 14 September 1972, Anderston Cross Bus Station, Glasgow
128. DSD710D
Where East met West: Inveraray, Loch Fyne and Western SMT Bristol RELH6G, DSD710D, joins Eastern Scottish Bristol LH OSF323G for a "comfort stop" at the pier. The X26 was the long distance stage carriage service from Glasgow to Tarbert/Campbeltown and the LH appears to be on an extended tour. Note the box placed to aid passengers on and off the coach. No sign of ECW bodies up here, both are Falkirk products.
Photo taken Saturday 19 May 1973, Inveraray
129. DSD712D
Western SMT ST2072, DSD712D, a Bristol RELH6G was new in April 1966 with an Alexander C38Ft body in black and white livery. After being downgraded from motorway work it was rebuilt to C45F and, along with several similar vehicles, spent its last years at Stranraer depot and its sub-depot at Wigtown. Although subsequently repainted in standard livery, it retained its single-piece door.
Photo taken late 1970s, Dashwood Square, Newton Stewart
130. DSD718D
Western SMT 2077, DSD718D, Bristol RELH6G / Alexander C38F, which entered service in May 1966, originally bought for the London coach service.
Photo taken September 1972, off Apsley Road, Great Yarmouth
131. JAG510F
Western SMT 2157, JAG510F, aDaimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1967 with Alexander D H44/31F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Ayr Bus Station
132. PBL57F
Western SMT acquired this 1968 Bristol Lodekka from Thames Valley as part of the NBC-SBG VR-FLF swap in the early 1970s. It was originally D57, PBL57F, in the Thames Valley fleet and became B2432 with Western.
Photo taken July 1989, Whitesands, Dumfries
133. JAG503F
Western SMT 2150, JAG503F, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1968 with Northern Counties H44/31F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Ayr Bus Station
134. KCS161F
A brand new Leyland Leopard, Western SMT 2191, KCS161F, in black and white coach livery stands at St Enoch Square with the railway station canopy above.
Photo taken 1968, St Enoch Square, Glasgow
135. 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
136. NAG114G
NAG114G was a Bristol REMH with Alexander M type body with Western Scottish and in view of the recent request for more pictures, I have included this one which is about to leave Glasgow for London on the overnight service in July 1969.
Photo taken July 1969, Killermont Street , Glasgow
137. OCS577H
Former Western SMT Bristol VR OCS577H with ECW body, seen here participating in the 2015 Kirkby Stephen Easter Sunday running day.
Photo taken Sunday 5 April 2015, Kirkby Stephen
138. OCS577H
Following its recent debut at the Kirkby Stephen rally, Western SMT Bristol VRTSL6G, OCS577H, has had further work done on it and now has standard opening upper deck bulkhead windows and a livery that is a deeper shade of red than it wore in April.
Photo taken Sunday 21 August 2016, York Street, Leeds
139. OCS583H
Western SMT were early users of Bristol VRs. However the honeymoon period was short and they were swapped for NBC Bristol FLFs. New to Western as their 2253, OCS583H, this bus went south in the great NBC/SBG VR/FLF swap.
Photo taken 1996, York
140. RSD732J
Western SMT bought this Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R MLl2341 RSD732J in 1971 and fitted a 49 seat Alexander Y type coach body. In 1975 this was replaced with a 53 seat bus version of the same body. The bus was sold to Shearings as a driver trainer but was returned to passenger service with their Timeline operation in Greater Manchester in whose livery it is seen.
Photo taken 1998, Meadowhall, Sheffield
141. SCS335M
Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R SCS335M with Alexander 'AY' C49F body, new to Western SMT as fleetnumber L2466
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 2013, Kirkby Stephen West Station
142. YSD340L
Former Western SMT 2380, YSD340L, a Leyland Leopard with Alexander C49F body, new in June 1973 on school duty.
Photo taken early 1985, Ramsey School
143. YSD352L
Western SMT 2392, YSD352L, Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Alexander C49F body, new in January 1973, on route X18 to Glasgow.
Photo taken September 1973, Lowestoft
144. SCS335M
One of the all time classic bus designs was the Alexander Y type. The rear was as good looking as the front as exemplified by this shot of Western SMT 2466, SCS335M, a 1974 Leyland Leopard with Y type coach body. The famous black and white coach livery is carried.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 2013, Brough
145. HSD707N
Originally with Western SMT as V2536, HSD707N, a Volvo B58-61 with Alexander M type C42FT bodywork new in 1975, the coach had gravitated south to Blackburn Private Hire (Hamilton) by the late 80's and is seen aoutside the operators 'garage' at Cob Wall, Blackburn.
Photo taken late 1980s