SCT '61 Photo Index
Baxters of Airdrie
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1. EVJ807
Baxter, Airdrie 34, EVJ807, was an A.E.C O662 Regal with a Massey B35F body. It had been new to Jones, Burley Gate in December 1947, passing to Hadwin, Ulverston before reaching the Baxter fleet.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, East Canal Street, Coatbridge
2. EVJ807
EVJ807 was an A.E.C. O662 Regal which had been new to Jones, Burley Gate in 1947 with a Santus C33F body and had passed to Hadwin, Ulverston before arriving with Baxter, Airdrie in 1956.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Water Street, Coatbridge
3. CST671
Keith Coaches (Red Rover), Aylesbury acquired CST671, a Crossley DD42/5 with Roe L27/26R body new in 1948, from Todd, Whitchurch in May 1961. New to Wemyss Brothers, Ardersier it passed with the business to W. Alexander in June 1950 where it was numbered RO695. It was sold to Baxter. Airdrie in 1956 and passed to Todd, via L.M.T.(Dealer) in December 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 7 April 1963, Aylesbury
4. EVD406
J Wood of Mirfield 20, EVD406, a former Baxter of Airdrie Crossley DD42/7 of 1949, rebodied by Roe in 1954.
Photo taken 1965, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield
5. EVD406
J Wood of Mirfield 20, EVD406, a former Baxter of Airdrie Crossley DD42/7 of 1949, bought in 1953 and its original Scottish Commercial body replaced by one from Roe in 1954.
Photo taken Friday 1 January 2010, The Broadway, Winchester
6. EVD406
Woods of Mirfield's Roe-bodied Crossley, ex-Baxter of Airdrie EVD406, looked immaculate following its preservation and refurbishment at the Keighley Bus Museum.
Photo taken June 2002, Denholme Gate
7. FVD225
Baxter, Airdrie 60, FVD225, was a Leyland PD2/10 with a Leyland L27/28R body new in November 1950 which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered HH30 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number whilst also carrying its S.O.L. fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Water Street, Coatbridge
8. FVD225
Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 60, FVD225, new in 1950 was a Leyland PD2/10 with Leyland L27/26R body seen in Coatbridge. This is seen in the short lived standard Scottish Omnibuses green/cream livery applied initially to ex-Baxter vehicles.
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Coatbridge
9. KUP949
Ledgard, Armley KUP949 was a Leyland PS1/1 with a Burlingham C35F body which had been new in April 1950 to Iveson, Esh Winning. It passed first to Baxter, Airdrie as number 40 around 1953 and then to Ledgard in February 1957 retaining its Baxter livery for some time as seen here in Saville Street, Leeds.
Photo taken Saturday 8 June 1957, Saville Street, Leeds
10. KUP949
KUP949, a 1950 Leyland Tiger PS1/1 with Burlingham body was bought new by Iveson of Cornsay Collery in County Durham. By 1957 the bus was in service with Baxters of Airdrie who sold it in that year to Ledgards of Armley. It survived in the Ledgard fleet until 1967 and the sale to West Yorkshire.
Photo taken 1992, Harrogate
11. KUP949
Seen on a visit to the Middleton Garage of Leeds City Transport, opened in November 1966, is preserved ex-Ledgard, Armley KUP949, a Burlingham C33F bodied Leyland PS1/1 new to Iveson, Esh in 1950 and acquired by Ledgard in February 1957 from Baxter, Airdrie.
Photo taken Saturday 7 September 1968, Middleton Garage, Leeds
12. GVA289
Ledgard GVA289, a Duple Roadmaster C41F bodied Leyland PSU1/11 Royal Tiger had been new to Baxter, Airdrie in 1951 and was acquired by Ledgard in 1957. It is seen here entering one of the coachparks in Blackpool.
Photo taken Sunday 29 March 1964, Blackpool
13. LDD770
Seen at Airdrie Cross is Baxter 100, LDD770, a Leyland PSU1/11 Royal Tiger with Willowbrook B44F body which had been new to Bevan Bros., Cinderford in January 1952 and which passed to Baxter in February 1953 as number 60, being renumbered in 1954. It was withdrawn in July 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 9 April 1960, Graham Street, Airdrie Cross
14. NTJ985
Seen in Main Street, Coatbridge is Baxter, Airdrie 107, NTJ985, a Leyland PSU1/13 Royal Tiger with a Leyland B44F body which had been new to Corless, Charnock Richard in May 1952, passing to Baxter in May 1957.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Main Street, Coatbridge
15. NTJ985
Seen in Airdrie is Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 107, NTJ985, new in 1952 and acquired from Corless, Coppull in 1957. It was a Leyland PSU1/13 Royal Tiger with Leyland B44F body.
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Graham Street, Airdrie Cross
16. HVA883
Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 101, HVA883, was a Leyland PSU1/13 Royal Tiger with Leyland B44F new in 1953 seen here in Airdrie
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Graham Street, Airdrie Cross
17. HVA883
Baxter, Airdrie 101, HVA883, was a Leyland PSU1/13 Royal Tiger with a Leyland B44F body which had been new in March 1953 and is seen n Main Street, Coatbridge.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Main Street, Coatbridge
18. HVD59
Scottish Omnibuses HH24, HVD59, was a Leyland PD2/10 with a Leyland L27/28R body which had been new in March 1953 as Baxter, Airdrie 54.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, East Canal Street, Coatbridge
19. HVD60
Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 55, HVD60, was a 1953 Leyland PD2/10 with Leyland L27/28R body which was seen at Coatbridge
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Bank Street, Coatbridge
20. KVA657
Baxter, Airdrie 56, KVA657, was a Leyland PD2/10 with a Massey L27/28R body new in September 1954 which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered HH26 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number whilst also carrying its S.O.L. fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, East Canal Street, Coatbridge
21. KVA657
One of two Leyland PD2/10s with Massey L27/28R bodies new in September 1954, Baxter, Airdrie 56, KVA657, had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered HH26 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number whilst also carrying its S.O.L. fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Main Street, Coatbridge
22. KVA658
Baxter, Airdrie 57, KVA658, seen in Gartlea Road, Airdrie was a Leyland PD2/10 with a Massey L27/28R body, one of two new in September 1954.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Gartlea Road, Airdrie
23. KVA750
Baxter, Airdrie 103, KVA750, was exhibited at the 1954 Commercial Motor Show as a Crossley CMU3RV272 Reliance with a Crossley B44F body and entered service in November 1954.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge
24. KVD286
Baxter, Airdrie 58, KVD286, seen in Airdrie, was a Leyland PD2/10 with a Massey L27/28R body which was new in May 1955. It became Scottish Omnibuses HH28 in December 1962.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Gartlea Road, Airdrie
25. LVA623
Caught at Coatbridge was Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 104, LVA623, an AEC MU3RV Reliance with Park Royal B45F body new in 1955
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Bank Street, Coatbridge
26. LVA623
Acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B13 but retaining its Baxter livery and fleet number whilst also carrying its S.O.L. fleet number, Baxter, Airdrie 104, LVA623, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Park Royal B45F body new in May 1955.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, East Canal Street, Coatbridge
27. LVA624
Baxter, Airdrie 45, LVA624, which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B14 but which retained its Baxter livery and fleet number was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Park Royal DP41F body new in May 1955.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge
28. LVD218
Baxter, Airdrie 46, LVD218, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with an Alexander DP41F body new in May 1956 which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B15 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, East Canal Street, Coatbridge
29. LVD219
Baxter, Airdrie 105, LVD219, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with an Alexander B45F body new in January 1956 which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B16 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge
30. NVA142
Baxter, Airdrie 106, NVA142, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with an Alexander B45F body new in May 1956 which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B17 but which retained its Baxter livery and fleet number whilst also carrying its S.O.L. fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, East Canal Street, Coatbridge
31. NVD861
NVD861 was a Leyland PD2/10 with a Massey L27/28R body which was number 61 in the Baxter, Airdrie fleet and was seen in Gartlea Road, Airdrie. It was one of three new in November 1956.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Gartlea Road, Airdrie
32. NVD862
Baxter, Airdrie 62, NVD862, seen in Airdrie, was a Leyland PD2/10 with a Massey L27/28R body new in November 1956.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Gartlea Road, Airdrie
33. NVD862
Baxter, Airdrie 62, NVD862, was a Leyland PD2/12 with a Massey L27/28R body, one of three new in November 1956 and was seen in Main Street, Coatbridge.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Main Street, Coatbridge
34. NVD863
Baxter, Airdrie 63, NVD863, was a Leyland PD2/10 with a Massey L27/28R body new in November 1956 which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered HH33 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number whilst also carrying its S.O.L. fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Water Street, Coatbridge
35. OVA864
Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 64, OVA864, seen at Coatbridge was a 1957 Leyland PD2/12 with Massey L27/28R body
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Bank Street, Coatbridge
36. OVA864
One of three new in 1957 Baxter, Airdrie 64, OVA864, was a Leyland PD2/12 with a Massey L27/28R body which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered HH34 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number whilst also carrying its S.O.L. fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Main Street, Coatbridge
37. OVA865
Baxter, Airdrie 65, OVA865 was one of three new in 1957. Seen in Main Street, Coatbridge, it was a Leyland PD2/12 with a Massey L27/28R body which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered HH35 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number whilst also carrying its S.O.L. fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Main Street, Coatbridge
38. OVD108
Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 108, OVD108, was an AEC MU3RV Reliance with Burlingham B45F body new in 1957 seen in Coatbridge
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Bank Street, Coatbridge
39. OVD108
Baxter, Airdrie 108, OVD108, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham B45F body new in June 1957 which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B19 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number whilst also carrying its S.O.L. fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge
40. OVD109
Baxter, Airdrie 109, OVD109, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham DP45F body new in June 1957 had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B20 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number whilst also carrying its S.O.L. fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge
41. OVD109
Ryedale Homes, builder, OVD109, an AEC Reliance MU3RV from 1957 with Burlingham bodywork.
Photo taken January 1972, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough
42. RVA110
Acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B21 but retaining its Baxter livery and fleet number whilst also carrying its S.O.L. fleet number, Baxter, Airdrie 110, RVA110, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham B45F body new in April 1958.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge
43. RVA111
Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 111, RVA111, seen in Airdrie was an AEC MU3RV Reliance with Burlingham B45F body, one of two new in 1958
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Airdrie
44. RVA111
Acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B22 but retaining its Baxter livery and fleet, Baxter, Airdrie 111, RVA111, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham DP45F body new in April 1958.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Water Street, Coatbridge
45. RVD112
Baxter, Airdrie 112, RVD112, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with an Alexander C41F body new in May 1958 had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B23 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge
46. RVD469
Baxter, Airdrie 69, RVD469, seen in Main Street, Coatbridge, was a Leyland PD2/40 with a Massey L27/28R body, new in May 1958.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Main Street, Coatbridge
47. RVD469
Seen in Airdrie and new in May 1958 Baxter, Airdrie 69, RVD469, was a Leyland PD2/40 with a Massey L27/28R body and became Scottish Omnibuses HH37 in December 1962.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Gartlea Road, Airdrie
48. TVA70
Baxter, Airdrie 70, TVA70, was a Leyland PD2/41 with a Massey L27/28R body, one of four new in 1959.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Main Street, Coatbridge
49. TVA71
Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 71, TVA71, was one of four Leyland PD2/41s with Massey L27/28R bodies new in 1959 and is seen in Coatbridge
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Bank Street, Coatbridge
50. TVA71
Baxter, Airdrie 71, TVA71, was a Leyland PD2/41 with a Massey L27/28R body, one of four new in 1959.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Main Street, Coatbridge
51. TVD72
Baxter, Airdrie 72, TVD72, was a Leyland PD2/41 with a Massey L27/28R body, one of four new in 1959.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Bank Street, Coatbridge
52. TVD73
Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 73, TVD73, was one of four Leyland PD2/41s with Massey L27/28R bodies new in 1959 and is seen in Coatbridge
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Church Street, Coatbridge
53. UVA115
Seen in Main Street, Coatbridge is Baxter, Airdrie 115, UVA115, an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham B45F body new in September 1959.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Main Street, Coatbridge
54. UVA115
Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 115, UVA115. a 1959 Burlingham B45F bodied AEC 2MU3RV Reliance seen in Coatbridge
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Church Street, Coatbridge
55. UVA115
Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 115, UVA115, an AEC 2MU3RV Reliance with Burlingham B45F body new in 1959 was seen in Airdrie
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1970, Airdrie
56. UVA116
Baxter, Airdrie 116, UVA116, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham DP41F body new in June 1959 which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered B26 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge
57. VVD74
Baxter, Airdrie 74, VVD74, seen in Main Street, Coatbridge, was a Leyland PD2/37 with a Massey L29/27F body new in 1960.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Main Street, Coatbridge
58. WVA75
Baxter, Airdrie 75, WVA75, was a Leyland PD2/37 with a Massey L29/27F body new in May 1960 which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered HH43 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number whilst also carrying its S.O.L. fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Water Street, Coatbridge
59. WVA75
Baxter, Airdrie 75, WVA75, was a Leyland PD2/37 with a Massey L29/27F body new in May 1960.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Main Street, Coatbridge
60. XVA276
Baxter, Airdrie 76, XVA276, was a Leyland PD2/37 with a Massey L29/27F body new in June 1960 and had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered HH44 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Water Street, Coatbridge
61. XVA276
Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 76, XVA276, was a Leyland PD2/37 with Massey L29/27F body seen in Airdrie. It was new in 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1970, Airdrie
62. YVD77
A Leyland PD2 with what looks like a Massey Lowbridge body. Can anybody identify this bus please. It is a poor quality slide of mine and I am indebt to John Stringer for his efforts in scanning and improving it considerably from its original condition. The registration number looks like TVD 77 or possibly TYD 77 and the layout of the destination indicator looks to be quite unusual.
Photo taken 1970s
63. YVD77
Baxter, Airdrie 77, YVD77, was a Leyland PD2/37 with a Massey L29/27F body new in May 1961.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Main Street, Coatbridge
64. 42CVD
Baxters of Airdrie bought 42CVD new in 1962. It was an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Embassy C41F body at a time when most operators were buying Panorama bodies. It passed to Scottish Omnibuses when Baxters were acquired in December 1962, although Baxters livery was retained after an initial plan to repaint the fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 1970, Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
65. NVD861
This Leyland PD2/10 with a Massey L27/28R body was Baxter, Airdrie 61, NVD861, which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered HH31 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number whilst also carrying its S.O.L. fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Bank Street, Coatbridge
66. NVD861
Baxter, Airdrie 61, NVD861, was a Leyland PD2/10 with a Massey L27/28R body new in November 1956 which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered HH31 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number whilst also carrying its S.O.L. fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, East Canal Street, Coatbridge
67. NVD862
Baxter, Airdrie 62, NVD862, was a Leyland PD2/10 with a Massey L27/28R body new in November 1956 which had been acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in December 1962 with the Baxter business and numbered HH32 but retained its Baxter livery and fleet number.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, East Canal Street, Coatbridge
68. YWS892
Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 92, YWS892, was a Bristol FLF6X with ECW H33/32F body transferred from Scottish Omnibuses AA892 in 1963. It was one of four such transfers and is seen here in Airdrie about to enter the bus station.
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Baillies Lane, Airdrie
69. YWS903
A rear view of Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 903, YWS903, an AEC 2MU3RA Reliance with Alexander C41F body seen at Airdrie, It had been new to Scottish Omnibuses in 1962 and was transferred to the Baxter fleet in 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1970, Airdrie
70. 121CVD
Scottish Omnibus subsidiary, Baxter's of Airdrie, ZB964V, 121CVD, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1963 with Alexander C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
71. 9961SF
9961SF, a Daimler Fleetline with Alexander H75F body, was Baxter's of Airdrie 79 and became S.O.L. DD 961 when Baxter was incorporated into the main fleet.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1980, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
72. DVA680C
Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 80, DVA680C, was a Daimler CRG6LX Fleetline with Alexander 'D' type H44/31F body seen in Airdrie passing the bus station. It had been intended to be Western S.M.T. 2012 but was diverted to Baxter's fleet to replace 9961SF, a Fleetline which had been burnt out in May 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Graham Street, Airdrie
73. EWD161D
Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 161, EWS161D, a Alexander C49F bodied AEC 2U3RA Reliance seen in Airdrie. It was one of two (EWS160/1D) delivered new to the Baxter fleet in December 1966 and was the last AEC Reliance delivered to Scottish Omnibuses.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1970, Airdrie
74. KPW485E
Scottish Omnibus subsidiary, Baxter's of Airdrie, AA984V, KPW485E, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built 1967 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Falkirk Bus Station