SCT '61 Photo Index
Weardale MS/Stanhope MS
Weardale Motor Services and subsidiary (from 1955) Stanhope Motor Services

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1. CCK831
Stanhope Motor Services acquired CCK831, formerly Ribble 2659, which was a 1949 Leyland PD2/3 with Leyland H30/26R bodywork.
Photo taken 1967, Stanhope Depot
2. EX6562
EX6562 was a Leyland PD2/1 with a Leyland H30/26R body new in 1949 as Great Yarmouth 62. In October 1966 it passed to Stanhope Motor Services with whom it is seen here in Stanhope Market Place with a party of school children.
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1967, Stanhope Market Place
3. EX6562
In October 1966, Great Yarmouth sold two Leyland-bodied PD2/1s to Weardale Motor Services for £300 each. These were 62 (EX6562), new in November 1949, and 68 (EX6568), new in April 1950.
Photo taken 1968/9, Shittlehopeburn Depot, Stanhope
4. KPT909
Preserved Weardale MS KPT909, an all Leyland Titan PD2/1 from 1949 with lowbridge bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Harrogate
5. KPT909
Making its way up New Bank in Halifax, as it heads for Harrogate on the Trans-Pennine Rally, is preserved Weardale Motor Services KPT909, a Leyland PD2/1 with a Leyland L27/26R body.
Photo taken Sunday 6 August 1972, New Bank, Halifax
6. KPT909
Weardale Motor Services KPT909, a Leyland Titan PD2/1 with Leyland L27/26R body, new in 1949.
Photo taken July 1969, Stanhope Market Place
7. LPT124
Stanhope Motor Services LPT124 started life in 1949 with an A.C.B. B35F body. It was rebodied in April 1962 with the A.C.B. C33F body which had been removed from PS2 KUP435 in 1958 when that was rebodied as a double decker. The new combination is seen here at Stanhope.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, Stanhope Market Place
8. YUP6
Stanhope MS YUP6, a Leyland Titan PD2/10 built in 1958 with Roe bodywork, taken many years ago.
Photo taken Frosterley Depot
9. YUP6
Stanhope Motor Services YUP6 was a Leyland PD2/10C with a Roe H37/28RD body. It had been new in 1949 as Stanhope L11, a Leyland PS2/3, registered KUP435, with an Associated Coachbuilders C33F body. The chassis was rebuilt with a new chassis frame, given a new chassis number, and rebodied in May 1958.
Photo taken Thursday 31 July 1969, Front Street, Stanhope
10. YUP6
Stanhope MS YUP6, a Leyland Titan PD2/10 built in 1958 with Roe bodywork.
Photo taken February 1970, Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
11. 6BUP
Weardale MS, 6BUP, a Leyland Titan PD3/2 built in 1959 with Alexander H41/32F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
12. 6BUP
Weardale Motor Services 6BUP was a Leyland PD3/1 with Alexander H42/31F bodywork which dated from March 1959. Its rather angular styling (not particularly apparent in this photograph) was almost identical to the four bodies built for Edinburgh Corporation PD3/3s (261-264) which were supplied in the same year and which were sold to Highland Omnibuses in 1974.
Photo taken 1967, Stanhope Depot
13. 6BUP
Weardale Motor Services 6BUP, a Leyland Titan PD3/1 with Alexander H42/31F body, new in 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1971, Stanhope Market Place
14. 272GUP
Stanhope Motor Services 272GUP was a Bedford SB8 with Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodywork. In later years this coach found its way to Ellis Coaches of Llangefni on the Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Mon).
Photo taken c.1969, Stanhope Market Place
15. 7272PT
Weardale Motor Services, Frosterley 7272PT was a Plaxton B47F bodied Leyland L2T Leopard new in 1961. It is seen here passing through Stanhope, the home of associated company Stanhope Motor Services.
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1967, Front Street, Stanhope
16. 7272PT
Barnard Castle Coaches (Burrell) 7272PT, a Leyland Leopard L1 built in 1961 with Plaxton Highway B47F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1976, Darlington
17. JJP502
Weardale MS JJP502, a Leyland Titan PD2A/27 built in 1962 with Massey H37/27F bodywork, taken at many years ago. New as Wigan 35.
Photo taken Frosterley Depot
18. JJP502
Weardale MS JJP502, a Leyland Titan PD2A/27 built in 1962 with Massey H37/27F bodywork. New as Wigan 35, it passed to GMPTE, becoming 3244, and then went to East Staffordshire 8 before arriving at Weardale.
Photo taken April 1981, Stanhope Depot
19. 6MPT
Seen in Burton upon Trent is Stevensons of Uttoxeter 18, 6MPT, a 1964 Leyland Leopard with Plaxton bodywork that was originally in the fleet of Stanhope /Weardale of Stanhope in County Durham.
Photo taken Saturday 17 October 1981, Wetmore Bus Park, Burton
20. 6MPT
Stanhope Motor Services, Stanhope, 6MPT, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with Plaxton B55F body seen at Wolsingham School accompanied by Pinnington’s Bedford/Duple 212UP.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, Wolsingham School
21. ACU304B
The Eden of West Auckland bought this Leyland Leopard with Plaxton Highway body from Weardale of Fosterly in 1970. Originally registered 6MPT, the bus is now registered ACU304B and dates from 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 9 September 2007, Meadowhall, Sheffield
22. ACU304B
A nearside view of Stanhope Motor Services ACU304B, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Plaxton Highway B55F body which had been new to them as 6MPT. It passed to Summerson Bros., West Auckland and then to Stevenson, Uttoxeter before entering preservation.
Photo taken North Bridge Leisure Centre Car Park, Halifax
23. ACU304B
Stanhope Motor Services ACU304B, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Plaxton Highway B55F body which had been new to them as 6MPT. It passed to Summerson Bros., West Auckland and then to Stevenson, Uttoxeter before entering preservation.
Photo taken Charlestown Road, Halifax
24. CJF73C
Weardale MS CJF73C, a Leyland Titan PD3A/1 built in 1965 with East Lancs H41/33R bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 12 April 1981, Frosterley Garage
25. FUP272C
Barton 1129, FUP272C, was a shrewd 1969 acquisition from Stanhope Motor Services. New in 1965, the Willowbrook DP49F bodied AEC 2U3RA Reliance was still in its former owner’s livery when photographed in Morecambe a year after acquisition.
Photo taken Saturday 8 August 1970, Morecambe
26. HCD350E
Weardale MS, Frosterley, HCD350E, a Leyland Titan PD3/4 built in 1967 with Northern Counties FH39/30F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1981, Frosterley (behind The Frosterley Inn)
27. RUP6D
Weardale MS RUP6D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1966 with Plaxton Highway B55F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, Market Place, Crook
28. RUP6D
Classic Coaches, Wombourne, RUP6D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1966 with Plaxton Highway B55F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1980, Balsall Common
29. BPT272F
Weardale Motor Services, Frosterley BPT272F seen leaving Wembley Stadium was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama I C53F body.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1970, Wembley Stadium
30. DPT8G
Weardale Motor Service, Frosterly DPT8G seen in Stanhope was a Bedford VAS5 with a Plaxton Panorama I C29F body.
Photo taken Thursday 31 July 1969, Front Street, Stanhope
31. DPT9G
Stanhope MS DPT9G, a Bedford VAS5 built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama I C29F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
32. DPT9G
Stanhope Motor Services DPT9G was a Plaxton C29F bodied Bedford VAS5 from 1969.
Photo taken c.1969, Stanhope Market Place
33. FPT6G
FPT6G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Plaxton Panorama Elite C51F body, new to Stanhope Motor Services in 1969, seen here still in SMS livery but operating for a subsequent unidentified owner.
Photo taken early 1975, Shibden Park Lower Car Park, Stump Cross, Halifax
34. FPT900G
Stanhope Motor Services FPT900G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Plaxton Derwent II B62F body (having 3+2 seating), new in 1969.
Photo taken July 1969, Stanhope Market Place
35. GUP6H
Weardale MS GUP6H, a Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 built in 1969/70 with Roe H45/33D bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 12 April 1981, Stanhope
36. KUP6J
Martindale of Ferryhill KUP6J, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1975, Ferryhill Depot
37. KUP6J
Weardale MS KUP6J, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C53F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1974, off Rectory Lane, Guisborough
38. TPT6K
TPT6K, a Leyland PSU5/4R Leopard, was new to Weardale Motor Services, Frosterley in May 1972 with a Plaxton Elite Express II C68F body.
Photo taken Shittlehopeburn Garage, Stanhope
39. TPT6K
A nearside view of TPT6K, a Leyland PSU5/4R Leopard which was new to Weardale Motor Services, Frosterley in May 1972 with a Plaxton Elite Express II C68F body.
Photo taken Shittlehopeburn Depot, Stanhope
40. TPT6K
Weardale MS TPT6K, a Leyland Leopard PSU5/4R built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite Express II C68F bodywork. The route blind suggests it was working (or soon to work) the X21 Newcastle service.
Photo taken early/mid 1980s, North Terrace, Crook
41. KBR252N
KBR252N was a Volvo B58-61 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III DP68F body of Stanhope Motor Services.
Photo taken Frosterley Depot