SCT '61 Photo Index
Bedlington & District
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1. GFY396
Bedlington & District, Ashington GFY396 was an all-Leyland Titan PD2/3 H30/26R new in May 1950.
Photo taken Tuesday 20 February 1968, North Seaton Colliery
2. LYR851
LYR851, formerly RT3432, and now with Bedlington & District is seen on their parking area opposite the depot. It was new to LT Country Area in January 1952; after withdrawal in April 1972 it was sold to Passenger Vehicle Sales (Canvey Island).
Photo taken early 1970s, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington
3. HAP986
Bedlington & District, Ashington, HAP986 was a Bristol KSW6G built in July 1953 with ECW H32/28R bodywork purchased in July 1969 along with JAP500.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1971, outside Lintonville Terrace depot, Ashington
4. MLL838
MLL838, formerly RT3528, was new to LT (Country Area) in May 1953. It was acquired by Samuel Ledgard in November 1963; it was acquired by WYRCC in October 1967 when Ledgard's sold out but wasn't operated by them. During the early 70s it was used on City Sightseeing Tours but is pictured in the ownership of Bedlington & District. By this time it had been fitted with platform doors.
Photo taken c.1973, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington
5. NLE830
Bedlington & District, Ashington NLE830 was an AEC Regent III with Weymann H30/26R new at London Transport as RT3723 in May 1953 in the Country Area.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1971, Oxford Street, Whitley Bay
6. NLE830
NLE830, formerly RT3723, in service for Bedlington & District. It was new in May 1953 and served in LT's Country Area until withdrawal in August 1970.
Photo taken early 1970s, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington
7. RTC700
Bedlington & District RTC700 was an ex-Lancashire United Guy Arab IV which had a Northern Counties H31/26R body. When seen at Ashington it had obviously seen better days!
Photo taken Tuesday 29 July 1969, Ashington
8. UHN348
United Auto BUT12, UHN348, was a Bristol LS6B with ECW C39F body new in June 1954 and ran in "Tyne-Tees-Thames" olive & cream livery. It was renumbered UT12 in November 1964 and sold to dealer North of Sherburn-in-Elmet in January 1968. Two months later it came to the operator shown here, Bedlington & District of Ashington.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1971, outside Lintonville Terrace depot, Ashington
9. 996CHN
Bedlington & District 996CHN was new to United in May 1957 as BGS8 before general renumbering to GS8 in November 1964. It was a Bristol LL5G with ECW FB39C to the Queen Mary design but with bus seats. The chassis was extended and rebuilt from GHN991 an L5G with fleet number BLO191 later BG205, the body was 8ft wide hence broader than the chassis.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1971, Widdrington, Northumberland
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Bedlington & District, a selection of AECs, a final photo from Bedlington showing a line-up of AEC Regent V's and Renowns ex-Barton, Rotherham and Nottingham.
Photo taken Summer 1977, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington
11. 959PRR
Former Barton Transport 959, 959PRR, an AEC Regent V 2D3RA with Northern Counties FL70F body, seen here with Ashington & District.
Photo taken Summer 1977, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington
12. 281DWN
Bedlington & District, Ashington 281DWN was a rare bird, ex South Wales 257 (originally 37), an AEC Regent V 2D3RA with Roe B37F body new in 1963 and withdrawn sometime late in 1972.
Photo taken Thursday 5 April 1973, West Monkseaton Station, Northumberland
13. 282DWN
Who let that littl'un in here? Former South Wales Transport 38, 282DWN, is dwarfed by the massed ranks of second-hand (sometimes third or fourth-hand) RTs on a foggy day in Ashington. It was an AEC Regent V with low-height Roe B37F bodywork, one of eight similar vehicles purchased by SWT to operate principally on the routes in the New Dock area of Llanelli where some of the bridges have as little as 9' clearance.
Photo taken c.1973, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington
14. 329RJO
Bedlington & District 329RJO (formerly City of Oxford 329) an AEC Renown 3B3RA with Park Royal H38/27F body, new in 1963.
Photo taken Summer 1977, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington
15. 5588ET
Bedlington & District 5588ET (formerley Rotherham Corporation 88), an AEC Renown 3B3RA with Roe H39/31F body, new in 1964.
Photo taken Summer 1977, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington
16. 983VRR
Bedlington & District Coaches, Ashington, 983VRR, an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1964 with Harrington Grenadier C51F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1975, Guisborough
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One of the Bedlington & District (formerly Nottingham) AEC Renown 3B3RA with Weymann H40/30F body, new in 1965.
Photo taken Summer 1977, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington
18. ARN574C
Bedlington & District ARN574C (formerly Ribble 574), a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R with Marshall B53F body, new in 1965.
Photo taken Summer 1977, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington
19. DAU371C
Bedlington & District DAU371C (formerly Nottingham 371) an AEC Renown 3B3RA with Weymann H40/30F body, new in 1965. Behind is similar DAU374C.
Photo taken Summer 1977, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington
20. FAU386C
Bedlington & District FAU386C (formerly Nottingham 386) an AEC Renown 3B3RA with Northern Counties H40/30F body new in 1965.
Photo taken Summer 1977, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington