SCT '61 Photo Index
West Yorkshire
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1. YG622
West Yorkshire towing wagon 1004, converted in June 1948 from 437, YG622, a 1932 Leyland TD2. It was sold for scrap in May 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 31 August 1958, Yeadon Garage
2. YG5735
West Yorkshire 113, YG5735, a Dennis Ace built in 1934 with ECOC B20F bodywork.
Photo taken 1934, Lowestoft
3. BWT760
West Yorkshire 965, BWT760, a Bristol JO5G was new in 1937 with an Eastern Coachworks B32F body. It was rebuilt by the Company in 1952 to FB44F using part of the chassis from 934 (AWW174). It was reseated to FB43F in 12/53 and then to FB42F.
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 1958, parking area between Castle Street and Saville Street, Leeds
4. BWT760
A nearside shot of West Yorkshire 965, BWT760, a Bristol JO5G which was new in 1937 with an Eastern Coachworks B32F body. It was rebuilt by the Company in 1952 to FB44F using part of the chassis from 934 (AWW174). It was reseated to FB43F in 12/53 and then to FB42F.
Photo taken Saturday 13 September 1958, parking area between Castle Street and Saville Street, Leeds
5. BWY985
Premier Travel 128, BWY985, a Bristol K5G with ECW L27/28R body, acquired in 1960. It had been new to West Yorkshire in 1937 who had it rebodied in 1949. It was withdrawn the following year, 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 20 June 1964, Drummer Street Bus Station. Cambridge
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Possibly the longest fleetname in the THC empire, Keighley was added to West Yorkshire as this was a joint committee with WYOCC providing the buses but with input from Keighley council. The bus is a Bristol K5G dating from 1938 that was rebodied by Roe in 1950
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 2014, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
7. CWT857
West Yorkshire SG7, CWT857, was a Bristol L5G with E.C.W. B32F body, It was on a tour organised by the West Yorkshire Information Service as depicted on the 'bible' indicator display.
Photo taken Sunday 31 August 1958, Yeadon Garage
8. CWX667
Premier Travel, Cambridge 125, CWX667, acquired in November 1960 from West Yorkshire Road Car Company, where it had been KDG22, was a Bristol K5G with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Haverhill Depot
9. CWX671
Keighley West Yorkshire was a joint undertaking between Keighley Corporation and West Yorkshire Road Car which ran local and long distance services from the town. The buses were standard Tilling Group vehicles with one or two unusual variations on the theme. One such example of the unusual in the Keighley fleet was this 1938 Bristol K5G which was rebuilt and rebodied by Roe after the second world war. KDG26 (Keighley Double Decker Gardiner), CWX671.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 2009, Harrogate
10. CWX671
Keighley-West Yorkshire KDG26, CWX 671, a 1938 Bristol K5G. The chassis was rebuilt & modernised with a lower PV2 radiator in 1950 & a new Roe L27/28R body replaced the original ECW one. The bus is at the Piece Hall in Halifax during the Heart of The Pennines Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 27 October 2013, Piece Hall, Halifax
11. CWX681
West Yorkshire DG36, CWX681, was new as 393 in 1939 and was a Bristol K5G with E.C.W. CL24/24R body. It was rebodied with the Roe L27/28R body seen here in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 13 May 1956, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
12. CWY982
Fok Lei, Macau, M-10-71, a Bristol L5G built in 1939 with ECW bodywork converted to B33D. Originally registered CWY982 and new as West Yorkshire RC 152 this was still soldiering on despite being over 40 years old.
Photo taken July 1981, Macau
13. OWT196
Yorkshire Woollen District 155, OWT196, was former York-West Yorkshire YDG83, a 1939 Bristol K5G with an ECW H29/26R body from 1955. It was one of a number of second-hand buses acquired in 1969 to cover a severe shortage of vehicles. Behind is 845, FHD119, one of their Northern Counties bodied Regent Vs.
Photo taken 1969, Rishworth Road, Dewsbury
14. DWW581
DWW581, a 1940 Bristol L5G/ECW B32F new to West Yorkshire Road Car Company as no. 176, delivered in 3/40 but did not enter service until 1/41.
Photo taken July 1964, Coleraine, Northern Ireland
15. DWW581
Rear view of DWW581, a 1940 Bristol L5G/ECW B32F new to West Yorkshire Road Car Company as no. 176, delivered in 3/40 but did not enter service until 1/41.
Photo taken July 1968, Coleraine, Northern Ireland
16. DWW594
Fok-Lei, Macau, L114 M-16-04, a Bristol L5G built in 1940 with Union Auto Body Builders B31D bodywork from 1975. New as West Yorkshire RC 189 with ECW B32F bodywork and registered DWW594.
Photo taken July 1981, Macau
17. DWW595
DWW595, a 1940 Bristol L5G/ECW B32F new to West Yorkshire Road Car Company as no. 190, delivered in 3/40 but did not enter service until 5/41.
Photo taken July 1964, Coleraine, Northern Ireland
18. DWW608
DWW608 was a Bristol L5G with ECW B32F body, new as West Yorkshire Road Car Co. no. 204 in May 1940, but not entering service until a year later, in May 1941. In 1954 it was renumbered SG 94.
Photo taken 1959-64, Exhibition Square, York
19. EWY404
1960's fashion icon, poses in front of a 1947 ex West Yorkshire R.C.C. Bristol K5G 715, EWY404 in a builders yard on the outskirts of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Photo taken 1962, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
20. FWW596
A pair of West Yorkshire Road Car coaches provide a contrast in size. Nearest the camera is CP1, FWW596, a 1947 Bedford OB with Duple body originally numbered 646 while the full size coach is CUG27, 8124WX, a 1961 Bristol MW6G with ECW body.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 2009, Bolton Abbey
21. FWW596
For many years the only non-Bristol in the West Yorkshire fleet was this Bedford OB with classic Duple bodywork. It owed its longevity to its use on the York City Tour. Dating from 1947 CP1, FWW596, is seen at the Skipton rally and running day.
Photo taken Sunday 8 October 2017, Coach Street, Skipton
22. FWW956
West Yorkshire 646, FWW596, a 1947 Bedford OB with classic Duple body. This vehicle was for many years the York City Tour bus hence the quarter lights.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2007, Ilkley Bus Station
23. HWW871
West Yorkshire DB44, HWW871, was an ECW-bodied Bristol K6B from 1949.
Photo taken 1965, Cemetery Road, Yeadon
24. HWW874
West Yorkshire DB47, HWW874 was new as West Yorkshire 785 in 1950 being renumbered in April 1954. It was a Bristol K6B with ECW L27/28R body and was withdrawn in September 1964, passing to Culing, Claxton (1/65), Riverway, Harlow (10/72) and to Marsden, Bradford in May 1973 for preservation.
Photo taken Sunday 31 August 1958, Yeadon Garage
25. JWT312
West Yorkshire had one of the two prototype Lodekkas and DX1, JWT712, is seen here working a Harrogate local service. The chassis was an LDX6B and it carried an ECW H33/25R body. When new it was numbered 822 and the bumper was polished, not painted.
Photo taken Harrogate Bus Station
26. JWU885
In the shadow of the city walls opposite York Station is West Yorkshire SGL15, JWU885, a 1950 Bristol LL5G with ECW B39R bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 7 March 1959, York Station
27. JYG742
JYG742, a Bristol LL5G with ECW B39R body. Delivered in 12/50 to Keighley-West Yorkshire Services Ltd as no. K442, this entered service in 5/51 and was renumbered to KSGL 22 in 5/54.
Photo taken July 1967, South Kirkby, Yorkshire
28. JWU876
Moore & Cartwright, contractor, Norton-on-Tees, JWU876, a Bristol LL5G built in 1951 with ECW B39R bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Norton, Stockton-on-Tees
29. JWU886
West Yorkshire SGL16, JWU886, a 1951 Bristol LL5G with standard ECW rear entrance body. This bus is now at the Keighley Bus Museum
Photo taken 1994, Ludlam Street Depot, Bradford
30. JWU886
West Yorkshire SGL16, JWU886, a 1951 Bristol LL5G with 39 seat ECW rear entrance bodywork seen in service with Buxted Chicken in 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 23 June 1968, Malton
31. JWU886
West Yorkshire Road Car 1951 ECW B39F bodied Bristol LL5G SGL16, JWU886, on display at the entrance to the Keighley & Worth Valley station at Ingrow. It was advertising the car & light commercial display as part of the Keighley Bus Museum's Festival of Transport on the 7th July 2013.
Photo taken Sunday 7 July 2013, Ingrow Station
32. JWU886
Seen at Bradley near Skipton is this Bristol LL5G with classic ECW bodywork. New in 1951, this was SGL16 JWU886 in the West Yorkshire Road Car fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2014, Bradley, near Skipton
33. JYG726
West Yorkshire SBW14, JYG726, a 39 seat Bristol LWL6B from 1951 at Bingley Station on the Eldwick service
Photo taken 1960, Bingley Station
34. JYG727
West Yorkshire SGW10, JYG727, a 1951 Bristol LWL5G with ECW B39R body, with an unidentified lowbridge KSW in front.
Photo taken Saturday 9 January 1965, Layerthorpe Station, York
35. JYG72X
This unidentified West Yorkshire SGW-class, JYG72-, was a Bristol LWL5G with ECW B39R body of 1951.
Photo taken 1964, Market Place, Wetherby
36. JYG745
JYG745, a Bristol LWL6B with ECW FC35F body. New in 3/51 to West Yorkshire as no. 667 in cream livery. Renumbered CBW 2 in 5/54 and then to EBW 2 in 2/60 at which time it was repainted into red and cream livery.
Photo taken July 1965, Norths' yard, Sherburn in Elmet
37. KWU353
Yet another variation on the C-B-C vents on York-West Yorkshire YDX91, 2225WW, a FS6B built in 1960 being overtaken by 1951 Bristol K6B YDB82, KWU353, outside York Station. Both are on the then York city services 2 and 5A. Newer Lodekkas can be seen in the background making their way round the city walls.
Photo taken Monday 22 June 1970, York Station
38. KWU370
KWU370 was West Yorksire DBW14 and was a Bristol KSW6B with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in 1951, when it carried number 832.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Otley Bus Station
39. JYG734
Greensitt & Barratt (building contractors) operated JYG734 as transport for their building force. A Bristol LWL6B built in 1952 with ECW B39R bodywork.
Photo taken April 1973, Mallowdale building site, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough
40. KWU368
To amplify comments elsewhere about the prototype staggered seat installation in West Yorkshire KSW6B 830 here is an official view, showing the individual seat backs to which I referred. Close examination of the photo shows that the seats were set at an angle across the bus, in order to encourage the outer passenger not to use the gangway for resting the right leg!
Photo taken 1952
41. KWU372
West Yorkshire DBW16, KWU372, a Bristol KSW6B with ECW L55R body, new in 1952
Photo taken Saturday 7 August 1965, Templar Street, Leeds
42. KWU372
Another view of West Yorkshire DBW16, KWU372, a Bristol KSW6B with ECW L55R body, new in 1952.
Photo taken 1965, Vicar Lane, Leeds
43. KWU374
West Yorkshire DBW18, KWU374, was a Bristol KSW6B with ECW lowbridge body.
Photo taken 1966, Bond Street/Infirmary Street, Leeds
44. KWU381
West Yorkshire RCC SBW21, KWU381, was a Bristol LWL6B with an ECW B39R body.
Photo taken 1966, Old Ball, Horsforth
45. KWU388
West Yorkshire SBW28, KWU388, and SBW16, JYG731, were both Bristol LWL6Bs with ECW B39R bodies from the early 1950s.
Photo taken 1964, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
46. LWR417
Seen outside the bus station in Vicar Lane, Leeds is West Yorkshire DBW31, LWR417, a Bristol KSW6B with ECW CL27/24RD body in a somewhat flambuoyant livery of red/cream/black and polished aluminium and was often referred to as 'The mobile fish bar'.
Photo taken Saturday 15 June 1957, Vicar Lane, Leeds
47. LWR421
West Yorkshire DGW1, LWR421, a Bristol KSW6G with Eastern Coach Works L27/28RD body seen leaving Vicar Lane Bus Station in Leeds.
Photo taken Sunday 6 July 1958, Vicar Lane Bus Station, Leeds
48. LWR424
Many bus companies used to convert redundant buses into ancillary vehicles. Seen here is West Yorks Road Car recovery truck 4044, LWR424. Originally a 1953 lowbridge Bristol KSW6G numbered 858 it became DGW4 in 1954. It was converted to a tow truck in 1970.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2009, Elland Road, Leeds
49. LWR424
West Yorkshire DGW4, LWR424, is a Bristol KSW6G/ECW L27/28RD of 1953. In 1972 it was converted to towing vehicle 4044, and is now preserved.
Photo taken 1966, Barwick-in-Elmet
50. LWR424
West Yorkshire DGW4, LWR424, is a Bristol KSW6G/ECW L27/28RD of 1953. In 1972 it was converted to towing vehicle 4044, and is now preserved.
Photo taken 1966, Aberford
51. LWR424
West Yorkshire Road Car recovery truck 4044, LWR424. This picture was taken in pre preservation days on the forecourt of West Yorkshire's Hammerton Street depot in Bradford. The depot still exists virtually intact but empty.
Photo taken mid 1974, Hammerton Street Depot, Bradford
52. LWR430
Seen laying over in Otley Bus Station is West Yorkshire DGW10, LWR430, a Bristol KSW6G with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28RD body new in 1953, when it was numbered 864.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Otley Bus Station
53. LWR432
West Yorkshire SMG2, LWR432, was a Bristol LS5G/ECW of 1953. It started life as EUG2 with a DP41F body, and converted to B45F in 1957 becoming SUG2, finally renumbered as SMG2 in 1962.
Photo taken 1965, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
54. LYG712
West Yorkshire CUG6, LYG712, a Bristol LS6G with ECW C39F body, which entered service in June 1953.
Photo taken 1965, Vicar Lane, Leeds
55. MWY114
West Yorkshire DX5, MWY114, an early Bristol LD6B with ECW H33/25RD body.
Photo taken Monday 9 August 1965, Wellington Street, Leeds
56. MWY118
West Yorkshire DX9, MWY118, was one of the early batch of Lodekkas dating from 1954.
Photo taken circa 1967, York Road, Seacroft
57. MWY229
August 1954 at the Cross Streets Hotel, Austwick with buses returning from Keswick on the X87 service. The LS5G dual purpose West Yorkshire EUG18, MWY229, on the left had only entered service just a month earlier, whilst the coach LS6G number CUG2, LWR407, was from June 1952.
Photo taken August 1954, Cross Streets Hotel, Austwick
58. MWY617
MWY617 was a Bristol LS6G with ECW C39F body, new to West Yorkshire Road Car Company in March 1954 as CUG11.
Photo taken September 1970, Taylor's Yard, off Myrtle Square, East Parade, Harrogate
59. SUG18
MWY229 was a Bristol LS5G with ECW DP41F body, new to West Yorkshire Road Car Company in July 1954 as EUG18. It was renumbered SUG18 in March 1959, though with no change to the seating, and withdrawn in November 1969. Sold to Norths, dealer, Sherburn in November 1970 it went on to have a short further life with Henry Boot, contractor, from January to May 1971 and during that time parked up each night on York Road, Leeds.
Photo taken September 1970, Behind West Yorkshire's Grove Park depot, Harrogate
60. MWY223
Eastern Coachworks B20F bodied Dennis Ace AWT592 of Hodder, Slaidburn and Bristol LS SUG 12, MWY223, of West Yorkshire seen at Slaidburn on a tour organised by the West Yorkshire Information Service. The body on AWT592 body, dating from 1937, had come from West Yorkshire 611, BWT757, and was fitted in 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 27 April 1958, Slaidburn
61. MWY231
West Yorkshire SUG20, MWY231, was a Bristol LS5G with an ECW B41F body of 1955. As the side beading shows, it started life as dual-purpose for express services (EUG20). In 1969 it was sold to an Irish (Gaelic) football team.
Photo taken 1965, Vicar Lane Bus Station, Leeds
62. OWX135
Yuill, Hartlepool based contractor, OWX135, a Bristol LS6G of 1955 with Eastern Coach Works C39F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Yuill's Hartlepool Depot
63. OWX136
New in 1955, as West Yorkshire CUG19, OWX136 was a Bristol LS6G with an E.C.W. C39F body. It was withdrawn in December 1970, fitted with a 5HLW engine in July 1971 and sold to North (dealer) in May 1972.
Photo taken Wednesday 14 April 1976, Crawley
64. OWX137
West Yorkshire EUG95, OWX137, a Bristol LS6G built in 1955 with ECW C39F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1970, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
65. OWX160
OWX160 was a Bristol Lodekka LD6B with Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD body, new in October 1955 to West Yorkshire Road Car Co and numbered DX 16.
Photo taken April 1972, Holbeach, Lincolnshire
66. OWX176
OWX176 was a Bristol Lodekka LD6B with ECW H33/27RD body, new as West Yorkshire Road Car Company DX32 in March 1956. It was withdrawn in September 1969, but was one of two LD type Lodekkas that were reprieved and converted into the first dedicated learner buses for West Yorkshire, despite having already been painted into "disposal livery" with green paint covering the cream bands.
Photo taken September 1970, Behind West Yorkshire's Grove Park depot, Harrogate
67. OWX181
West Yorkshire RC 4027, OWX181, a Bristol Lodekka LD6B built in 1956 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork. New as DX37, this had been relegated to training duties when seen in Ripon.
Photo taken April 1974, Ripon
68. RWY824
West Yorkshire DX46, RWY824, a Bristol LD6B dating from 1956, sweeps out of Roseville Road depot, Leeds heading for Vicar Lane bus station to take up duty.
Photo taken circa 1967, Roseville Road Depot, Leeds
69. RWY825
West Yorkshire DX47, RWY825, a 1956 Bristol LD6B is seen in Pontefract working for Ideal of Hoyle Mill.
Photo taken 1969, Pontefract Bus Station
70. SLA759
This picture shows West Yorkshire CUG44, SLA759, parked in Ribble's Blackpool
Photo taken Devonshire Road Depot, Blackpool
71. SLA759
West Yorkshire CUG44, SLA759, was a Bristol LS6G with ECW C39F body, entering service in 1957 for Tilling's Transport (latterly as their T310). Sold to West Yorkshire in 1965, it was then converted from its original LS6B and C34F configuration.
Photo taken 1966, at the new Gelderd Road Depot, Leeds
72. TWT120
TWT120 was a Bristol LS5G with ECW DP41F body, new to West Yorkshire Road Car in December 1957. As was often the case with West Yorkshire express and coach vehicles arriving during the winter, it was stored until entering service in May 1958.
Photo taken May 1972, Doncaster
73. EUG66
With other operators sending coaches to Wembley, this Bristol with an Eastern Coachworks body was the best that West Yorkshire could offer. EUG66, TWT119, was an LS5G with a DP41F body, new in June 1958, and is seen in the coachpark at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1959, Wembley Stadium
74. TWT114
West Yorkshire SUG61, TWT114, a Bristol LS5G with ECW DP41F which entered service in May 1958
Photo taken c.1967, Roseville Road depot, Leeds
75. TWT115
West Yorkshire Road Car Co. SUG62, TWT115, a Bristol LS5G with E.C.W. DP41F body, new in 1958. Originally numbered EUG 63 in the DP-series, it had more recently been downgraded to a service bus in the 'SUG' series, whilst still retaining its DP seating.
Photo taken 1970, Vicar Lane Bus Station, Leeds
76. TWT117
West Yorkshire SUG64, TWT117, a Bristol LS5G with a demoted ECW DP41F body from 1958, hurries out of Bradford en-route to Denholme.
Photo taken 1972, Thornton trolleybus Terminus, Bradford
77. VWU234
West Yorkshire 1063, VWU234, a Bristol MW6G built in 1958 with ECW C39F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1972, Station Square, Whitby
78. TWT123
West Yorkshire EUG71, TWT123, a 1959 Bristol MW5G with ECW dual purpose body.
Photo taken 1996, Dewsbury Bus Museum
79. YWT292
YWT292 a 1959 Bristol MW5G ex West Yorkshire Road Car, seen here on a frosty morning with Garnhams Coaches of Woodbridge, Suffolk
Photo taken October 1976, Melton, Suffolk
80. YWW76
West Yorkshire, Harrogate DX81, YWW76, a Bristol LD6B, new in 1959, with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD body is seen in Vicar Lane, Leeds approaching the West Yorkshire bus station.
Photo taken Thursday 4 August 1960, Vicar Lane, Leeds
81. 2225WW
Yet another variation on the C-B-C vents on York-West Yorkshire YDX91, 2225WW, a FS6B built in 1960 being overtaken by 1951 Bristol K6B YDB82, KWU353, outside York Station. Both are on the then York city services 2 and 5A. Newer Lodekkas can be seen in the background making their way round the city walls.
Photo taken Monday 22 June 1970, York Station
82. 456LHN
West Yorkshire 1682, 456LHN, a Bristol Lodekka FS6B built in 1960 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken December 1971, Harrogate Bus Station
83. 7935WU
West Yorkshire 1064, 7935WU, a Bristol MW6G with ECW C39F bodywork waits on the erstwhile City Tour stand outside York Railway Station. It was new in June 1960 as CUG24 and became 1064 in the October 1971 renumbering. It was withdrawn in March 1974 and scrapped the following year.
Photo taken 1973, York Station
84. YWW77
United AS 256, YWW77, a Bristol Lodekka FSF6B built in 1960 with ECW H34/26F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1971, Hartlepool Bus Station
85. 2019YG
West Yorkshire DX123, 2019YG, a 1961 ECW H33/27RD bodied Bristol Lodekka FS6B resting in Vicar Lane Bus Station in Leeds shortly after arriving on the 47 circa 1970
Photo taken c. 1970, Vicar Lane Bus Station, Leeds
86. 2230WW
Keighley-West Yorkshire KDX96, 2230WW, a 1961 Bristol Lodekka FS6B.
Photo taken 1972, Keighley Bus Station
87. 8124WX
West Yorkshire bought standard Bristol/ECW fare in the fifties and sixties. CUG27, 8124WX, is a 1961 Bristol MW6G with ECW coach bodywork West Yorkshire at the time bought Bristol engines for their double deck vehicles and Gardiner for saloons and coaches It is seen making its way to Kirkby Stephen railway station
Photo taken Sunday 4 April 2010, Kirkby Stephen
88. 8124WX
West Yorkshire CUG27, 8124WX, a Bristol MW6G with ECW C39F body from 1961
Photo taken Monday 30 August 2010, Seaburn Show Field, Sunderland
89. 8125WX
West Yorkshire Road Car Co. fleet no. CUG28, 8125WX, a Bristol MW6G with ECW C41F body, new in 1961, seen here in the car-park at the south end of Loch Lomond, one of two coaches on a tour.
Photo taken July 1964, Loch Lomond
90. 8848WY
West Yorkshire RCC CF1, 8848WY, was a Ford Thames 570E with Duple Yeoman C41F body, dating from 1961 when it entered service with Waterhouse of Crawshawbooth. It was sold to Samuel Ledgard in 1963 and passed to WYRCC after the takeover in October 1967 and withdrawn in 1969.
Photo taken circa 1967-69, Bridlington Railway Station
91. 9767WU
West Yorkshire DX109, 9767WU, a Bristol FS6B with ECW H33/27RD body, new in July 1961.
Photo taken 1961, Harrogate Road, Harewood
92. 9769WU
New in 1961, West Yorkshire DX111, 9769WU, was a Bristol FS6B with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD body seen in Otley Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Otley Bus Station
93. 2018YG
West Yorkshire DX122, 2018YG, a Bristol FS6B with ECW H33/27RD body, new in 1962.
Photo taken Monday 9 August 1965, Wellington Street, Leeds
94. 2021YG
United AS 223, 2021YG, a Bristol Lodekka FS6B built in 1962 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken August 1976, Scarborough Bus Station
95. 252BNW
West Yorkshire RCC CF1, 8848WY, was a Ford Thames 570E with Duple Yeoman C41F body, dating from 1961 when it entered service with Waterhouse of Crawshawbooth. It was sold to Samuel Ledgard in 1963 and passed to WYRCC after the takeover in October 1967 and withdrawn in 1969.
Photo taken circa 1967-69, Bridlington Railway Station
96. 7905WY
West Yorkshire 1092, 7905WY, a Bristol MW5G built in 1962 with ECW DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1971, Park Street, Middlesbrough
97. 7908WY
J Farren, Skipton, 7908WY "Clara", a Bristol MW5G built in 1962 with ECW DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1978, Skipton
98. 811BWR
West Yorkshire SMA5, 811BWR, a 1962 Bristol SUL4A with ECW bodywork, seen on the 2007 Aire Valley Running day.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2007, Ilkley Bus Station
99. 811BWR
811BWR is a Bristol SUL4A, West Yorkshire SMA5 new in 1962. It has an ECW B36F body.
Photo taken Monday 30 August 2010, Seaburn Show Field
100. 811BWR
West Yorkshire Road Car did not buy any Bristol SC4LKs but did purchase a number of the successor SU chassis SMA5 811BWR dates from 1962 and has an Albion engine. The body had much in common with the concurrent Bristol MW
Photo taken Sunday 4 August 2013, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
101. 811BWR
While the overall body on Bristol SU chassis had much in common with the MW the rear was a direct copy of the predecessor Bristol SC4LK chassis. West Yorkshire SMA5, 811BWR, of 1962 shows off the characteristics of the breed.
Photo taken Sunday 4 August 2013, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
102. 9168YG
West Yorkshire 1073, 9168YG, a Bristol MW6G built in 1962 with ECW C39F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Bridlington Bus Station
103. 950BWR
United AS 225, 950BWR, a Bristol Lodekka FS6B built in 1962 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken August 1976, Scarborough Bus Station
104. 825BWY
West Yorkshire bought this Bristol MW6G with ECW bus body in 1963 as their SMG17, 825BWY. In 1971 it was renumbered 1125 and then three years later it was loaned to West Riding as their 106 - it lasted with them until 1975 when it went to a Barnsley scrapyard after final withdrawal.
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1974, Leeds Central Bus Station
105. 839BWY
West Yorkshire SMG31, 839BWY, a Bristol MW6G with ECW B45F body, new in November 1963
Photo taken Thursday 26 March 1964, crossing the railway at Swinden, en route from Grassington to Skipton
106. 863DYG
At North's, the dealer, Sherburn-in-Elmet is former York West Yorkshire YSMA11, 863DYG, a Bristol SUL4A with ECW B36F body, new in 1963.
Photo taken July 1972, premises of Norths, the dealer, Sherburn-in-Elmet
107. 841DYG
West Yorkshire Lodekka, DX174, 841DYG, dated from 1964.
Photo taken circa 1967, Lincoln Green Road/Beckett Street junction, Burmantofts, Leeds
108. AWR402B
West Yorkshire 1002, AWR402B, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1964 with ECW C47F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Bridlington Bus Station
109. BVL286C
West Yorkshire found itself with maintainance problems following the harsh winter of 1979. In order to alleviate the problem it hired buses from a number of fellow NBC companies. Seen in Horsforth in August 1979 is Lincolnshire 2526, BVL286C, a 1965 Bristol FS5G.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 August 1979, Fleece Hotel, New Road Side, Horsforth, Leeds
110. FWR232C
West Yorkshire R.C.C. SRG6, FWR232C, a Bristol RELL6G with ECW B54F body, new in 1965.
Photo taken Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
111. FWR232C
FWR232C, West Yorkshire SRG6, was a Bristol RELL6G with an Eastern Coachworks B54F body seen in Otley Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Otley Bus Station
112. GWU811C
West Yorkshire SRG12, GWU811C, a 1965 Bristol RELL6G
Photo taken August 1968, York Road, Leeds
113. JWR412C
West Yorkshire 3798, JWR412C, a Bristol FS6B with ECW H33/27RD bodywork, stands opposite York Railway Station. It was new in December 1965 as YDX198 in the York-West Yorkshire fleet and was renumbered in 1971.
Photo taken mid 1970s, York Station
114. JWT350C
West Yorkshire 1804, JWT350C, a 1965 Bristol Lodekka FS6B originally DX204 stands in Leeds Vicar Lane bus station surrounded by Bristol REs and a VR.
Photo taken Vicar Lane Bus Station, Leeds
115. JWT402C
West Yorkshire DX203, JWT402C, was a Bristol FS6B with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD body seen in Otley Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Otley Bus Station
116. JYG104D
West Yorkshire 3829, JYG104D, a Bristol Lodekka FS6B with ECW H33/27RD body.
Photo taken Saturday 12 July 1980, York Railway Station
117. KWR910D
West Yorkshire DX207, KWR910D, was a Bristol FS6B with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD body seen in Otley Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Otley Bus Station
118. KWX967D
West Yorkshire 1813, KWX967D, a Bristol Lodekka FS6B with ECW H33/27RD body.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1980, Roseville Road Depot, Leeds
119. KWX967D
West Yorkshire DX213, KWX967D, was a Bristol FS6B with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD body seen in Otley Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Otley Bus Station
120. LWW790D
West Yorkshire 1009, LWW790D, a 1966 Bristol RELH6G with ECW bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 20 September 1975, Vicar Lane Bus Station, Leeds
121. MWT803D
West Yorkshire 4071, MWT803D, a Bristol Lodekka FS6B with ECW H33/27RD body.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1980, Roseville Road Depot, Leeds
122. MWT807D
Keighley West Yorkshire KDX225, MWT807D, a Bristol Lodekka FS6B with ECW H33/27RD body, new in 1966.
Photo taken Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
123. MWW114D
Delivered to West Yorkshire in 1966 was MWW114D, a Bristol Lodekka FS6B. When new the vehicle was allocated to York as York-West Yorkshire YDX233. It is seen in Leeds when in use as a driver trainer and renumbered into the ancillary fleet as 4068
Photo taken 1981, Vicar Lane, Leeds
124. NWR992D
West Yorkshire SRG33, NWR992D, a Bristol RELL6G with ECW B54F body, new in November 1966
Photo taken c.1967, Burmantofts, Leeds
125. NWT356D
West Yorkshire RC 1229, NWT356D, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1966 with ECW B54F bodywork. Originally SRG29, it was waiting to operate route 76 to Tadcaster from Harrogate.
Photo taken December 1971, Harrogate Bus Station
126. NWU265D
York-West Yorkshire Bristol FS6B YDX221, NWU265D, dates from 1966. The York West Yorks fleet was a joint undertaking between York City Council and West Yorkshire hence the Y prefix to the fleet number.
Photo taken Sunday 11 September 2005, Meadowhall, Sheffield
127. NWU265D
West Yorkshire contrasts - KDG26, CWX671, a Keighley-West Yorkshire
Photo taken Sunday 1 June 2008, Skipton
128. NWU265D
West Yorkshire stuck firmly with the short FS series Lodekka until it was no longer available. YDX221, NWU265D, a 1966 example delivered to York joint services is now preserved and is seen in Harrogate on the site of the old bus station.
Photo taken Saturday 24 September 2011, Station Parade, Harrogate
129. NWU265D
The rear of rear entrance of F series Lodekkas when fitted with platform doors had almost an gothic appearance due to the curvature of the windows. York, West Yorkshire Bristol FS6B YDX221, NWU265D, in Harrogate
Photo taken Saturday 24 September 2011, Station Parade, Harrogate
130. NWU265D
York-West Yorkshire Bristol Lodekka DX221, NWU265D, was a surprise visitor to the Leeds City Transport Vintage Bus Running Day.
Photo taken Sunday 31 August 2014, Bramley Town End, Leeds
131. NWU265D
NWU265D is preserved West Yorkshire YDX221, a 1966 Lodekka FS with ECW H33/27RD body
Photo taken Sunday 5 April 2015, near A66 bypass south of Brough
132. NWU471D
The last surviviors of West Yorkshire 200 plus Lodekkas were to be found in York. Seen heading into the centre on the Clifton service in 1980 is 3836, NWU471D, of 1966.
Photo taken 1980, Tower Street ,York
133. NWU472D
West Yorkshire 3837, NWU472D, a Bristol Lodekka FS6B with ECW H33/27RD body.
Photo taken Saturday 12 July 1980, York Railway Station
134. PYG653E
West Yorkshire Bristol RELL6G SRG38, PYG653E, with ECW dual door body, one of a number bought in 1967 for Harrogate local services. All were eventually rebuilt to single door layout.
Photo taken January 1970, Harrogate
135. SWR541F
West Yorkshire Road Car SML2, SWR541F, Bedford VAM14 with ECW body new in 1967, one of a number of lightweight Bedfords bought by the THC prior to the advent of the Bristl LH.
Photo taken January 1972, Harrogate Bus Station
136. TRB576F
West Yorkshire Road Car Company 748, TRB576F, hurtles down Leeds Road, Rawdon on the 733 service towards Leeds. The vehicle, a Bristol FLF with ECW bodywork was hired in from Trent to cover a shortage of buses for a period during 1979.
Photo taken Saturday 14 July 1979, Leeds Road, Rawdon, Leeds
137. RHN272F
In 1979 West Yorkshire had a severe vehicle crisis and to help offset this a number of United single deckers were bought. One of these is seen in West Yorkshire's Leeds bus station. Originally R272, RHN272F, in the United fleet this 1968 Bristol RELL6G carries "local coach" dual purpose livery with 50 coach seats in a bus shell.
Photo taken Vicar Lane Bus Station, Leeds
138. SWX961F
West Yorkshire RCC SWX961F (SRG53) was a Bristol RELL6G with an ECW B53F body, dating from 1968.
Photo taken Friday 21 June 1968, Cookridge Street, Leeds
139. TWW766F
West Yorkshire 2508, TWW766F, a 1968 Bristol RELH6G with 47 seat ECW body. Seen in NBC dual purpose livery when new this was a coach numbered CRG6. In 1971 West Yorkshire adopted a four digit fleet numbering system and this vehicle became 1019. When it was down-graded to dual purpose it was renumbered 2508 in which guise it is preserved in NBC local coach livery.
Photo taken 1994, Keighley
140. TYG198F
West Yorkshire took delivery of TYG198F, a Bristol RELL6G in 1968. When new it sported a flat fronted ECW body and was numbered SRG78.
Photo taken 1975, The Headrow, Leeds
141. AWR886G
West Yorkshire 1168, AWR886G, a Bristol LH6L built in 1969 with ECW B45F bodywork. New as LH18 and operating on local services in Harrogate.
Photo taken August 1973, Harrogate Bus Station
142. AWY239G
West Yorkshire 1170, AWY239G, a Bristol LH6L built in 1969 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Harrogate Bus Station
143. CWT170H
West Yorkshire 1290 (formerly SRG90), CWT170H, and 1254 (formerly SRG54), SWX962F, were both RELL6Gs with B53F bodies of 1969 and 1967 respectively.
Photo taken March 1972, Vicar Lane Bus Station, Leeds
144. XWX56G
West Yorkshire Road Car VR11, XWX56G, a 1969 Bristol VRT/SL6G with an ECW H39/31F body turning into Chester Street bus station at Bradford c.1970. It was renumbered 1911 during 1971.
Photo taken c.1970, turning from Little Horton Lane into Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
145. YWW593G
West Yorkshire VR24, YWW593G, an early Bristol VR/ECW dating from 1969. Early VRs had T type indicators as used on later Lodekkas although was soon changed to the familiar in line display that most VRs carried.
Photo taken 3 August 1969, Vicar Lane Bus Station, Leeds
146. YWY514G
West Yorkshire had a number of ECW bodied RE coaches partially rebuilt by Willowbrook in the nineteen seventies ... the resultant vehicles were somewhat ugly compared to the original. CRG13, YWY514G, delivered in 1969 was a Bristol RELH6G when photographed it was wearing NBC express livery and was numbered 1022.
Photo taken August 1978, Vicar Lane Bus Station, Leeds
147. YYG218G
West Yorkshire RC 2516, YYG218G, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1969 with ECW C47F bodywork modified by Willowbrook. Taken in NBC days, this had originally been CRG14.
Photo taken April 1981, Bridlington Bus Station
148. YYG768G
West Yorkshire 1969 built ECW B41F bodied Bristol LH6L LH11, YYG768G, travelling down Vicar Lane in Leeds circa 1970
Photo taken c. 1970, Vicar Lane, Leeds
149. CWX745H
Seen in the depot yard at Harrogate is West Yorkshire 1292, CWX745H, a 1970 Bristol RELL6G with the second version of the flat front ECW body for the RE which had a deeper windscreen than the original.
Photo taken Grove Park, Harrogate
150. DWU839H
New to York-West Yorkshire as their YVR54, DWU839H, in 1970, this Bristol VR was later converted to open top for York sight seeing tours. It was sold to Guide Friday and is seen in their green livery.
Photo taken 1988, Pavement, York
151. FWT956J
Guide Friday FWT956J, a Bristol VRTSL2/6G built in 1970 with ECW O39/31F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1990, York Station
152. FWT956J
West Yorkshire RC 1956, FWT956J, a Bristol VRTSL6G built in 1970 with ECW O36/31F bodywork. New as York-West Yorkshire YVR56, it was still based in York when seen on sightseeing duties.
Photo taken early 1980s, George Hudson Street, York
153. FWT957J
York-West Yorkshire 3957, FWT957J, a 1970 ECW bodied Bristol VRTSL6G, originally YVR57 passes the former North Eastern Railway headquarters in York in 1981.
Photo taken Sunday 14 June 1981, York
154. FWT957J
Former York - West Yorkshire Bristol VR YVR57, FWT957J, of 1970 was sold to BBC Radio York as a publicity vehicle. It is seen at the 1991 Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate.
Photo taken Tuesday 9 July 1991, Great Yorkshire Showground, Wetherby Road, Harrogate
155. FWY955J
West Yorkshire Bristol VR FWY955J, a 1970 example delivered to the York-West Yorkshire fleet as YVR55, is seen after withdrawal from passenger service in use as a driver trainer.
Photo taken August 1984
156. HWU662J
West Yorkshire 1340 HWU662J Bristol RELL6G built in 1971 with ECW DP50F bodywork. New as SRG140, this was waiting at the "stand" in Bridlington before the return to Leeds.
Photo taken May 1972, Bridlington Bus Station
157. HWU664J
West Yorkshire bought large numbers of bus shell bodied Bristol REs but it was not until 1971 that some fitted with coach seats appeared. Seen in Newcastle is 1342, HWU664J, which had 50 coach seats in its bus style body.
Photo taken Sunday 18 March 1973, Morden Street parking, Newcastle
158. HWU664J
West Yorkshire RC 1342, HWU664J, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1971 with ECW DP50F bodywork. Originally SRG142, the driver was taking a break after completing the X99 run to Middlesbrough from Harrogate. The area was beginning to be cleared for the building of the "new" bus station.
Photo taken April 1973, Park Street, Middlesbrough
159. JWU334J
Seen in Hull wearing NBC local coach livery is West Yorkshire 1433, JWU334J, a 1971 dual purpose RELLG. When new this bus was in West Yorkshire cream and dark red and carried the number SRG143.
Photo taken Sunday 23 June 1974, Ferensway Bus Park, Hull
160. JWU334J
West Yorkshire RC 1343, JWU334J, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1971 with ECW DP50F bodywork. Slumbering in the sun in Park Street near Middlesbrough's old bus station and looking quite newly delivered but it has been renumbered from SRG143.
Photo taken March 1972, Park Street, Middlesbrough
161. JWU335J
Silver Star, Caernarfon, JWU335J Bristol RELL6G built in 1971 with ECW DP50F bodywork. This had been new as West Yorkshire 1344.
Photo taken July 1987, Caernarfon Castle
162. LWR799K
West Yorkshire SRG151, LWR799K, was a Bristol RELL6G with an ECW B53F body dating from 1971. Note the crane works which was but a small part of the Smith's and Booth factories making steam cranes and shovels in Rodley.
Photo taken circa 1972, Coal Hill Lane, Rodley, Leeds
163. MWW762K
West Yorkshire bought both long and short Bristol REs. One of the latter 1105, MWW762K, a 1972 Bristol REL6G with 47 seat ECW body.
Photo taken Keighley Bus Station
164. XWY301L
Mention has been made elsewhere on the site of West Yorkshire adopting Tilling red and cream as their post-deregulation livery. The first bus to appear in this guise was 1411, XWY301L, which was West Yorkshire's first Leyland National in 1972. It is seen in Harrogate bound for Bradford
Photo taken Saturday 23 August 1986, Harrogate Bus Station
165. TWW220L
Following the comments in recent messages on the West Yorkshire Harrogate Chauffeur Coach service, here is a shot of one of the vehicles, TWW220L, in Harrogate bus station.
Photo taken Harrogate Bus Station
166. VWT678L
An almost new WYRCC 1389, VWT678L, a Bristol RELL6G with B53F body, loading up for Scarborough.
Photo taken Saturday 24 March 1973, Vicar Lane Bus Station, Leeds
167. OWT776M
West Yorkshire Road Car 1403, OWT776M, the last Bristol RE delivered to the NBC. ECW bodywork is carried. The bus dates from 1974.
Photo taken 1993, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
168. OWT776M
West Yorkshire ECW B53F bodied 1974 Bristol RELL6G 1403, OWT776M at the Piece Hall in Halifax during the Heart Of The Pennines Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 27 October 2013, Piece Hall, Halifax
169. LUG515P
Yorkshire Rider 8515, LUG515P, 1975 Leyland Leopard PSU4C/4R/Plaxton DP43F, one of the Yorkshire Rider Leopards repainted in WYRCC colours.
Photo taken Thursday 15 February 1990, Shipley