SCT '61 Photo Index
Black Prince
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1. 5280NW
Former Leeds 280, 5280NW, a Leyland PD3/5 with Roe H38/32R body, new in March 1959, now owned by Black Prince.
Photo taken Thursday 10 March 2005, Black Prince Garage, Morley, Leeds
2. LDS341A
Seen looking resplendent in Black Prince colours is former London AEC Routemaster RM441. Black Prince had acquired it from Western Scottish who had re-registered it LDS341A.
Photo taken April 1993, Black Prince Depot, Morley, Leeds
3. LDS341A
Black Prince ran the former AEC Routemaster RM441, LDS341A, in Clydeside livery for a number of years after buying it from Western Scottish. It is seen here on one of its regular haunts the peak extra X51 Leeds to Morley service. A Yorkshire Rider Bristol VR that came with the West Yorkshire business is also visible.
Photo taken March 1991, Vicar Lane, Leeds
4. 196JVK
Former Newcastle 196, 196JVK, was a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with an Alexander H44/43F body, dating from 1961. It is thought to be seen on delivery to Black Prince of Morley from its previous owner, Williamsons of Gauldrey, in August 1974.
Photo taken August, 1974, Farnley Ring Road, Leeds
5. RDB882
Black Prince of Leeds bought this Dennis Loline with Alexander bodywork in 1973, originally 882, RDB882, in the North Western fleet and dated from 1961.
Photo taken Sunday 14 July 1974, Lower Wortley, Leeds
6. 109CLT
Former LT Routemaster RM1109, 109CLT, although owned by Rotherham & District, is here seen operating for a brief period with Black Prince, Morley, Leeds.
Photo taken 1988, Asquith Avenue, Morley, Leeds
7. 306ECY
Former South Wales 884, 306ECY, was an AEC Renown with Park Royal H39/32F body, built in 1963. In 1975 it was bought by Black Prince, Morley, Leeds for local contract work.
Photo taken 1975, Asda supermarket, Morley, Leeds
8. LDS341A
Black Prince's LDS341A, seen in the Black Prince workshop being re-painted and prepared for service. While in service with Black Prince it carried its London stock number on the offside and bonnet it was named Rudolph the Routemaster.
Photo taken 1992, Black Prince Depot, Drighlington, Leeds
9. ALM60B
Black Prince ALM60B, a 1964 AEC Routemaster originaly RM2060 in London Transport's fleet. In 1988 it was sold to United Counties where it lasted until 1992 when Stagecoach transfered it to their Ribble subsiduary who did not use it. In 1996 it was bought by Black Prince who ran it for two years after a sojourn with KD Coaches of Dyserth
Photo taken 1997, Leeds Central Bus Station
10. TCP902
Black Prince originally used a green livery as exemplified by this shot of TCP902, a Marshall bodied AEC Reliance that had been new to Hebble as their 107 in 1964. It came to Black Prince from Yorkshire Woollen in 1975 and was sold to Irvine of Law in Scotland one year later
Photo taken Wednesday 30 June 1976, Lower Wortley, Leeds
11. CUV122C
One of a number of AEC Routemasters operated by Black Prince of Morley, CUV122C is seen wearing one of the many varients of Black Prince livery. The bus still carries its London stock number.
Photo taken Wednesday 12 November 1997, Infirmary Street, Leeds
12. HNW366D
Farsley Omnibus HNW366D, a 1966 Leyland Titan PD3A/2 with Roe bodywork moved to Hardwicks of Scarborough when the Farsley operation was sold by Wallace Arnold in 1968. Some 25 years later the bus reappeared in Leeds in the ownership of well known Morley independent Black Prince.
Photo taken 1994, York Street, Leeds
13. HNW366D
The last new bus delivered to Farsley Omnibus was a Roe bodied Leyland Titan PD3A/2 HNW366D which was transferred to Hardwicks of Scarborough when the business was sold in 1968. In the 1990s it surfaced in the fleet of Black Prince the well known Morley independent. It is seen here with FTF702F, formerly 8 in the Ramsbottom UDC, a Leyland Titan PD3/4 with East Lancs body.
Photo taken 1995, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
14. FTF702F
Black Prince, Morley, Leeds number 702, FTF702F, an impeccably restored Leyland Titan PD3/4 with East Lancashire H41/32F body, new to the tiny Ramsbottom UDC fleet in 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 30 July 2005, Vicar Lane, Leeds
15. FTF702F
Preserved former Ramsbottom Urban District Council 8, FTF702F, a Leyland PD3/4 with East Lancs H41/32F body new in 1967.
Photo taken Sunday 24 September 2006, Duxford
16. FTF702F
Delivered new to Ramsbottom UDC in 1967 as their 8, FTF702F was this Leyland Titan PD3/4 with East Lancs bodywork. In 1969 it became 6408 in the SELNEC PTE fleet, then in 1984 it was bought from Alpha Coaches of Liverpool by Black Prince of Morley who repainted it into a version of their own red and yellow livery.
Photo taken 1988, Vicar Lane, Leeds
17. MUO320F
Seen when working for Black Prince in the days after de-regulation, this 1968 Bristol RELL6G was originally 2716, MUO320F, in the Western National fleet
Photo taken 1986, Vicar Lane, Leeds
18. JPL174K
New to London Country in 1972 was this Leyland Atlantean PDR1A/1 with Park Royal dual door body AN74, JPL174K. In 1990 it was one of a pair bought by Black Prince in whose colours it is seen here
Photo taken 1991, Vicar Lane, Leeds