SCT '61 Photo Index
Western Welsh
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1. DKG944
Western Welsh 944, DKG944, seen at Milford Haven was a Leyland L27/26R bodied Leyland PD2/1, new in 1950. Next to it is Leyland PD2/3 952, EUH952.
Photo taken Wednesday 15 August 1962, Milford Haven
2. EUH506
Western Welsh AEC Regal coach 506, EUH506, probably in the main street of Aberavon. It was new in 1950 with a Windover DP33F body
3. EUH508
Western Welsh 508, EUH508, was one of six Windover FC30F bodied AEC Regal IIIs new in 1950 and is seen here at Haverfordwest. Another six similar vehicles had FC28F bodies.
Photo taken Wednesday 15 August 1962, Haverfordwest
4. EUH952
Western Welsh 952, EUH952, and 944, DKG944, showing the difference between the bodywork on 952 (Leyland PD2/3) and 944 (Leyland PD2/1). Note the greater amount of mudguard projecting beyond the cab, and the front end taper, on the eight feet wide version since Leyland used the same front end bodywork on both widths.
Photo taken Wednesday 15 August 1962, Milford Haven
5. EUH959
Samuel Ledgard EUH959, ex-Western Welsh 959, then Eynon's of Trimsaran, an all-Leyland lowbridge PD2/3, pauses with a school contract.
Photo taken 1966, Old Ball, Horsforth
6. EUH973
EUH973, a Leyland PD2/3 with Leyland L27/26R body seen in the fleet of S.Blackwell and Sons of Earls Colne.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Colchester Bus Station
7. NDE800
Leyland L27/26R bodied Leyland PD2/12 NDE800 was acquired by Western Welsh with the fleet of Green, Haverfordwest and was allotted fleet number 992. It was caught at the garage at Haverfordwest.
Photo taken Wednesday 15 August 1962, Haverfordwest
8. FKG977
Former Western Welsh FKG977, a 1951 Leyland PD2/1 with Leyland L27/26RD body, is seen here on hire to Southend Corporation Transport who needed some 7 foot 6 inch wide buses to operate under Hockley Station bridge while it was being lowered, half of the road at a time, in early 1970 in preparation for the arrival of Southend's first Fleetlines the following year - two were hired, FKG977 seen here, and similar vehicle FKG979.
Photo taken March/April 1970, Hockley
9. FKG977
Former Western Welsh 977, FKG977, on hire from Ensign, squeezes through Hockley bridge while working between Rayleigh and Ashingdon.
Photo taken 1970, Hockley Station
10. GUH515
Western Welsh AEC coach GUH515 in Cardiff Bus Station, probably on a tour. It was an AEC Regal IV with Willowbrook C39C body new in 1953.
Photo taken Cardiff Bus Station
11. JBO63
Seen in Donnington is Austin, Stafford 88, JBO63, which was acquired from Western Welsh 1063 in December 1965, and was a Leyland PSUC1/1 Tiger Cub with a Weymann B44F body new in 1954.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
12. JBO87
Austin, Stafford 87, JBO87, acquired from Western Welsh 1087 in December 1965, and seen here in Donnington, was a Leyland PSUC1/1 Tiger Cub with a Weymann B44F body new in 1954.
Photo taken early 1971, Wellington Road, Donnington
13. LKG238
Western Welsh 1238, LKG238, was a Leyland Olympian HRC40 with Weymann B44F bodywork new in 1956, seen here in Newport
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Newport Bus Station
14. LKG676
Seen after sale to a Leeds cleaning contracter this AEC Regent V with Park Royal body was originally in the Western Welsh fleet. One of a number bought in 1956, 676, LKG676, carried a highbridge body.
Photo taken Monday 16 September 1974, Armley, Leeds
15. MUH161
Pioneer MUH161, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with Weymann B44F body new to Western Welsh in 1956
Photo taken King Street, Laugharne
16. MUH680
Leon MUH680 was an A.E.C. LD2RA Regent V new in 1956 as Western Welsh 680 with a Park Royal CO41/32RD body. It had been acquired in 1971 and is seen in Doncaster.
Photo taken Wednesday 2 August 1972, Doncaster
17. MUH680
Western Welsh 680, MUH680, was an AEC Regent V fitted with a Park Royal H41/32RD body which was convertible to open top. It was exhibited at the 1956 Commercial Motor Show and was one of the first 30 long AEC Regent Vs and the first with a fully automatic gearbox.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Cardiff Bus Station
18. OUH107
Western Welsh 107, OUH107, a Harrington Wayfarer V C34F bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance new in March 1958 seen at Ascot with KLA206, an Allweather C30F bodied Commer Q4 new to Smith, London N.1 in July 1949.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
19. SBO256
Leaving Carmarthen station whilst on an all-regions railrover, I found this Leyland PSUC with Park Royal B43F body SBO256, ex Western Welsh fleet number 1256 and here Crosville STL256.
Photo taken 1973, Station Approach, Carmarthen
20. TUH122
Howard's Tours of Whitby TUH122, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1960 with Weymann C36F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1971, High Street, Yarm
21. TUH13
Western Welsh 13, TUH13, a 1960 Albion Nimbus with dual purpose Harrington body.
Photo taken 1994, off Charlestown Road, Halifax
22. TUH5
This Harrington DP30F bodied Albion Nimbus, TUH5, was numbered 5 in the Western Welsh fleet and is seen in the garage yard at Haverfordwest.
Photo taken Wednesday 15 August 1962, Haverfordwest
23. TUH7
Booth & Fisher Ltd. of Halfway operated an interesting assortment of single deckers. TUH7 was formerly Western Welsh No.7, and was an Albion Nimbus NS3N with Harrington DP30F body dating from 1960.
Photo taken Monday 12 April 1971, Depot, Halfway
24. TUH7
Former Western Welsh 7, TUH7, was a Harrington DP30F bodied Albion Nimbus, which entered service on 1 August 1960 and was one of a batch of 24 delivered between April and October of that year. It was withdrawn in March 1967 and sold to Booth & Fisher of Halfway, for whom it operated until 1975. Now preserved by Alan Dixon of Annfield Plain, it is seen at South Shields at the end of a rather damp Tees-Tyne Run.
Photo taken Sunday 1 June 2008, Bents Park
25. WKG41
Western Welsh 41, WKG41, a Weymann DP30F bodied Albion NS3AN Nimbus, waits for the next departure from the Coach Station at Cheltenham.
Photo taken Saturday 20 July 1963, Cheltenham Coach Station
26. UKG271
Lynch, Passage East, NKI839, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1961 with Metro-Cammell B41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Waterford
27. WKG127
Mills GKN, engineering contractor, WKG127, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1961 with Weymann C36F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1983, West Cliff, Whitby
28. XUH336
Western Welsh LR562, XUH336, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Weymann L37/33F body, new in 1961 as 336.
Photo taken Sunday 27 June 1976, Wood Street, Cardiff
29. 618BBO
36 foot vehicles made their appearance in the Western Welsh fleet in the form of Willowbrook bodied Leyland PSU3/2R buses and 618, 618BBO, delivered in 1962 is seen in Cardiff bus station
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Cardiff Bus Station
30. XUH343
Western Welsh XUH343, Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Weymann L37/33F body, new in February 1962
Photo taken Saturday 19 March 1977, Cardiff Bus Station
31. 140DBO
Black & White 140, 140DBO, a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Duple Northern Continental C49F body is seen at Victoria Coach Station. New as Western Welsh 140 in 1963, it was one of four acquired by Black & White in September 1971. All four were withdrawn in 1974 and passed to Wessex National, Bristol 450-453 in November 1974
Photo taken Saturday 27 May 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
32. 141DBO
Black & White 141, 141DBO seen in Cheltenham was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Duple Northern Continental C49F body. New as Western Welsh 141 in 1963, it was one of four acquired by Black & White in September 1971. All four were withdrawn in 1974 and passed to Wessex National, Bristol 450-453 in November 1974
Photo taken Saturday 15 July 1972, Cheltenham Coach Station
33. 141DBO
Black & White 141, 141DBO, seen in Cheltenham was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Duple Northern Continental C49F body. New as Western Welsh 141 in 1963, it was one of four acquired by Black & White in September 1971.
Photo taken Saturday 15 July 1972, St Margaret's Road, Cheltenham
34. 303CUH
Western Welsh Omnibus Co. 1303, 303CUH, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/11 with Marshall B45F body of 1963. Seen at Brecon depot in 1974, this was one of hundreds of Tiger Cubs, I think that there were 68 with Marshall bodywork between WW & Rhondda Transport.
Photo taken 1974, Brecon Depot
35. 912DBO
Western Welsh 912, 912DBO, a Leyland PD2A/27 with Weymann H37/28F body, new in November 1963.
Photo taken Oystermouth Square, on the Mumbles
36. 914DBO
Western Welsh 914DBO, Leyland PD2A/27 with Weymann H37/28F body, new in July 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 19 March 1977, Cardiff Bus Station
37. 917DBO
Tame Valley 17, AVT493A, a 1963 Leyland PD2A/27/Weymann, originally Western Welsh 917, 917DBO.
Photo taken Thursday 24 June 1993, Third Avenue, Trafford Park, Manchester
38. ABO145B
Preserved ex Western Welsh 145, ABO145B, is an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Harrington Grenadier C36F coachwork.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2011, Marine Parade, Worthing
39. ABO145B
Ex Western Welsh 145, ABO145B, an AEC Reliance with Harrington C36F body, new in February 1964, caught arriving at the rally site.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Alton
40. BKG713B
Western Welsh 713, BKG713B, a Northern Counties H38/29F bodied AEC Renown new in 1964 leaving Newport. 713 has been preserved.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Newport
41. BKG713B
Western Welsh 713, BKG713B, a 1964 AEC Renown with Northern Counties front entrance bodywork.
Photo taken 1994, Meltham, Kirklees
42. DBO150C
Western Welsh put six Plaxton Panorama C36F bodied A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliances into service in 1965, numbered 150-155. These were reseated to C38F in 1965/6 and to C40F in 1966/7 and 150, DBO150C is seen here later in its life in C40F form. Renumbered from 150 to UD165 in August 1974 and then to UD4565 in October 1975 it was withdrawn in 1977 and passed to Ensign (dealer), Grays in January 1978. It then moved to Weaver, Tredegar in September 1978 and to Thomas (dealer), West Ewell in June 1979. Thomas exported it to Sri Lanka in November 1979 and it is seen here at Ratmalana with A. P. Enterprises registered 29Sri1762 leaving a filling station where it had been refuelled.
Photo taken Monday 25 January 1982, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka
43. DBO151C
Western Welsh put six Plaxton Panorama C36F bodied A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliances into service in 1965, numbered 150-155. These were the first coaches delivered in the blue and ivory livery and 151, DBO151C is seen here at Weston-super-Mare with Caetano bodied Ford R226 XOH73J of Bowen (Gliderways), Birmingham in the background.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 July 1971, Weston-super-Mare
44. JBO165E
JBO165E was Western Welsh 165 and was a Plaxton C38F bodied AEC Reliance new in 1967 seen here in Newport.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Newport
45. LUH401F
Western Welsh 1401, LUH401F, was a Marshall B43F Leyland PSUC1/12T Tiger Cub of 1967.
Photo taken 1972, Newport Bus Station
46. LUH404F
Western Welsh 1404, LUH404F, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/12 with Marshall B43F body which entered service early in 1968
Photo taken September 1972, Tudor Street, Cardiff
47. PKG368H
Western Welsh PKG368H, Leyland Atlantean PDR1/3 with Northern Counties H42/31F body, new in September 1969.
Photo taken Saturday 19 March 1977, Cardiff Bus Station
48. YTX324H
YTX324H was a Leyland PSU3A/4RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body which had been new in 1970 as Rhondda 324. By the time of this photograph it had passed into the Western Welsh, Cardiff fleet as number 109.
Photo taken Monday 29 May 1972, Ebury Street, London Victoria
49. TKG508J
Western Welsh 1508, TKG508J, a Leyland Leopard PSU4A/2R with Willowbrook body, new in 1971.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Cardiff Bus Station
50. TKG511J
Western Welsh 1511, TKG511J, a Leyland Leopard PSU4A/2R with Willowbrook body, new in 1971.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Tudor Street, Cardiff
51. VUH377J
Farnell Electronics VUH377J, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/3 built in 1971 with Alexander N H42/31F bodywork.
Photo taken ca 1985, Ripon
52. VUH377J
Western National Alexander bodied Atlantean 1020, VUH377J, in the yard at Callington, Cornwall.
Photo taken 1983?, Callington, Cornwall
53. VUH377J
Western Welsh 377, VUH377J, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/3 with Alexander H42/31F body, new in 1971.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Tudor Street, Cardiff