SCT '61 Photo Index
Yorkshire Woollen District
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1. HD5124
Yorkshire Woollen District 281, HD5124, was a Leyland TD3 new in 1934 with a Roe H24/24C body. It is seen here in Queen Street, Leeds after it had been rebodied with a new Roe H31/25R body in 1948.
Photo taken Saturday 4 August 1956, Queen Street, Leeds
2. 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
3. HD7354
Yorkshire Woollen District 484, HD7354, was a Guy Arab II of 1943, rebodied by Roe in 1953.
Photo taken 1964, Back Lane, Farnley
4. HD7399
Yorkshire Woollen District 492, HD7399, a Guy Arab II built in 1944, originally with an Austerity Park Royal body, and rebodied by Roe in 1954.
Photo taken 1965, Dewsbury Bus Station
5. HD7829
HD7829 was a Brush H30/26R bodied Leyland PD2/1 which had been new in 1948 as Yorkshire Woollen District 546 and was one of fifteen new that year. Withdrawn in 1959 it passed to Fleet Car Sales (dealer), Dunchurch and to Garner, Bridge-of-Weir in June 1960 where it was numbered 80 and would appear to be operating the "Garners Special to Houston and Johnstone".
Photo taken Tuesday 12 June 1962, High Street, Johnstone
6. HD7848
This photo shows one of the Yorkshire Woollen PS1s converted as a lorry. HD7848 was originally bus 565, converted as seen here to a lorry and seems to carry the number E4, but I have no reference source to confirm this. It is seen on HGV driver training duties on Victoria Road in Leeds. In the background is the Leeds PD3 that was a show exhibit and is seen in pristine condition elsewhere on this site.
Photo taken Thursday 25 January 1973, Victoria Road, Leeds
7. HD7849
Yorkshire Woollen District 566, HD7849, seen in the old Maroon and Cream livery, leaves Chester Street in Bradford and waits to turn into Morley Street to head for Manchester on the Express service (X12) with the hinged metal plate folded down indicating that this is a duplicate bus. 566 was one of seventy-five Leyland PS1s with Brush B34F bodies new in 1948, twenty-four of which were rebodied in 1954/5 with M.C.C.W H30/26R bodies.
Photo taken Sunday 13 May 1956, Chester Street, Bradford
8. HD7858
Yorkshire Woollen District 575, HD7858, seen in Chester Street Bus Station in Bradford was one of seventy-five Leyland PS1s with Brush B34F bodies new in 1948, twenty-four of which were rebodied in 1954/5 with M.C.C.W H30/26R bodies. It is operating on the Bradford to Sheffield service in the glorious and delightful all-over red livery which replaced the earlier maroon and cream.
Photo taken Sunday 13 May 1956, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
9. HD7903
Yorkshire Woollen District 620, HD7903, a Leyland PS1 from 1948, rebodied as a double decker by Metro-Cammell in 1954/5.
Photo taken 1965, Rishworth Road, Dewsbury
10. HD7904
Yorkshire Woollen District 621, HD7904, a Leyland PS1 from 1948 with Brush B34F body. 621 and 622 were converted to towing wagons E5 and E6 in 1960 and withdrawn in 1969.
Photo taken 1968, Sovereign Street, Leeds
11. HD7905
An interior shot of restored Yorkshire Woolen District 622, HD7905, a 1948 Leyland Tiger PS1 with Brush bodywork, taken at the Dewsbury Bus Museum event in November 2010.
Photo taken Sunday 14 November 2010, Dewsbury Bus Museum
12. HD7905
Former Yorkshire Woollen District 622, HD7905, a Leyland Tiger PS1 with Brush B34F body, new 1948.
Photo taken 1973, Todmorden
13. HD7905
Another interior shot of restored Yorkshire Woolen District 622, HD7905, a 1948 Leyland Tiger PS1 with Brush bodywork, taken at the Dewsbury Bus Museum event in November 2010.
Photo taken Sunday 14 November 2010, Dewsbury Bus Museum
14. HD7905
Another interior shot of restored Yorkshire Woolen District 622, HD7905, a 1948 Leyland Tiger PS1 with Brush bodywork, taken at the Dewsbury Bus Museum event in November 2010, with lots of cast aluminium detail.
Photo taken Sunday 14 November 2010, Dewsbury Bus Museum
15. HD7905
Former Yorkshire Woollen District 622, HD7905, a 1948 Leyland PS1 with Brush body.
Photo taken Sunday 18 November 2012, Dewsbury Bus Museum open day
16. HD7905
Yorkshire Woollen 622, HD7905, a 1948 Leyland Tiger PS1 with Brush bodywork. A number of similar buses were rebodied as double deckers in the mid 1950s but 622 retained its single deck body until withdrawal.
Photo taken Sunday 11 September 2005, Sheffield Bus Rally
17. HD7905
Former Yorkshire Woollen District 622, HD7905, a Leyland Tiger PS1 with Brush B34F body, new 1948.
Photo taken Summer 1970, North's, Sherburn-in-Elmet
18. HD7913
Yorkshire WD 630, HD7913, was one of the 1948 Leyland PS1s to be rebodied by MCW in 1955.
Photo taken 1964, Station Road, Drighlington
19. HD7995
Yorkshire Woollen District Leyland PS1 637, HD7995, with a 1948 Duple C33F body seen here on a Duple advertising card
Photo taken 1948
20. HD8552
Yorkshire Woollen District 503, HD8552, was a Leyland PS2/5 built in 1950 originally with a Willowbrook B32F body with fleet number 698 and lengthened in 1955 to B38F. Like other BET companies, these were rebodied with an "Orion" style body by Roe in 1962 to H63F. The high single-deck chassis made them somewhat unstable, and were prone to leaning.
Photo taken 1975, Listing Lane, Liversedge
21. HD8562
Seen in Dewsbury bus station shortly before withdrawal is Yorkshire Woollen 513, HD8562. Once a single deck Leyland Tiger PS2, new in 1950, but in 1962 the chassis was lengthened and fitted with an ungainly Roe body that owed a great deal to Park Royal in general design terms.
Photo taken 1975, Dewsbury bus station
22. HWW883
Yorkshire Woollen District 151, HWW883, was former Keighley-West Yorkshire (KDB56), a Bristol K6B with an ECW L55R body dating from 1950. This poor shot was taken in poor lighting and in haste having chased it from Dewsbury when it was on loan to YWD during their notorious bus shortage of 1969.
Photo taken 1969, Thornhill
23. HD8550
Yorkshire Woollen District 696, HD8550, a Brush B44F bodied Leyland PSU1/13 Royal Tiger new in 1951.
Photo taken Saturday 7 July 1956, Wakefield Bus Station
24. HD9128
Yorkshire Woollen District 737, HD9128, seen in Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford was a Leyland HR44/96S Olympic with Weymann B44F body. It was one of ten new to YWD in 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 8 July 1956, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
25. HD9152
Yorkshire Woollen 744, HD9152, was one of six Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tigers with Windover Queensway C39C bodies new in 1951.
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 1958, Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
26. UTF930
Yorkshire Woollen District 54, UTF930, was a former Leyland Motors demonstrator PD2/20 with an MCW H34/29R body of 1954, and purchased by YWD in 1957.
Photo taken 1969, Longcauseway/Vicarage Road, Dewsbury
27. UTH930
Yorkshire Woollen District 54, UTF930, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 with Metro-Cammell H34/29R body. New in 1954 as a Leyland demonstrator, it was acquired by YWD in 1956 and numbered 773, being renumbered 54 in 1970 but was withdrawn the same year. It passed to North's, the dealer in early 1971 who resold it the following month for scrap.
Photo taken Summer 1970, YWD Depot, Savile Town, Dewsbury
28. BHD702
Yorkshire Woollen District 762, BHD702 an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Weymann Fanfare C39F body new in 1956.
Photo taken Sep 1957, Stanhope Show
29. CHD369
Operating a short working on the Newcastle to Liverpool service and seen in Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds is Yorkshire Woollen District 784, CHD369, one of twelve C41F Beadle Rochesters with Commer running units new in 1957.
Photo taken Friday 4 April 1958, Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
30. YWB153
Yorkshire Woollen District 143, YWB153, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 with E.C.W. H31/28RD body, new to Sheffield Joint Committee 'C' fleet in 1957.
Photo taken early 1970, Dewsbury Bus Station
31. YWB153
Yorkshire WD 143, YWB153, was former Sheffield JOC "C" fleet 1153, a Leyland PD2/20 with an ECW H31/28R body from 1957. It joined YWD in 1970 to help cover a vehicle shortage, but was withdrawn in 1972.
Photo taken 1970, Dewsbury Bus Station
32. DHD177
Yorkshire Woollen bought both AEC and Leyland front entrance double deckers prior to switching to rear engined types in the mid-sixties. Seen here is DHD177, a 1959 AEC Regent V with MCW bodywork originally numbered 797 but renumbered in the sixties to 66. Alongside is 893, GHD765, a 1962 Leyland Titan PD3A/1 with MCW boywork.
Photo taken 1994, Halifax bus rally
33. DHD183
Saltburn MS 33, DHD183, an AEC Regent V 2LD3RA built in 1959 with Metro-Cammell H39/31F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Saltburn garage of Saltburn MS
34. DHD207
Yorkshire Woollen District 216, DHD207, was an AEC Reliance with a Park Royal B43F body of 1959. Next to it is 152, OWT201, an ex-York-West Yorkshire (YDG88) Bristol K5G of 1939, rebuilt and rebodied in 1955 with this ECW H28/28R body. It was part of a batch of similar vehicles purchased in 1969 to cover a severe shortage of buses at this time.
Photo taken 1969, Dewsbury
35. EHD451
Yorkshire Woollen District 86, EHD451, an AEC Regent V with Metro-Cammell H70F body, new in 1959
Photo taken 1969, Pudsey Market Place
36. 5878W
Yorkshire Woollen District 293, 5878W, a Leyland Leopard L1 with Burlingham DP41F body, new to Sheffield JOC 'C' fleet (1178, later 3078) in 1960.
Photo taken early 1970, Longcauseway Bus Parking Ground, Dewsbury
37. EHD970
Hebble 5, EHD970, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1960 with Harrington Cavalier C41F bodywork (UW 6tons 8cwt 3quarters). This had been new as Yorkshire Woollen District 856.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racecourse
38. WCY888
Yorkshire WD 158, WCY888, was an AEC Bridgemaster with a Park Royal H43/29F body dating from 1960. It was formerly South Wales 1208 and acquired in 1969 - one of many to cover a vehicle shortage - but was scrapped in 1973. Note the evidence of impact with an unknown protrusion.
Photo taken 1970, Rishworth Road/Vicarage Road, Dewsbury
39. FHD123
FHD123, Yorkshire Woollen District 849, was one of ten A.E.C. 2D3RA Regent Vs with Northern Counties H39/31F bodies new in 1961 which was seen in Crossfield Bus Station in Halifax.
Photo taken Tuesday 21 August 1962, Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax
40. FHD124
Yorkshire Woollen District 850, FHD124, a 1961 AEC Regent V with Northern Counties H70F body.
Photo taken Monday 9 August 1965, Wellington Street, Leeds
41. GHD215
A line up of Yorkshire Woollen District vehicles at Dewsbury Bus Museum Open Day. From the left they are 871, GHD215, a 1961 Duple C41F bodied Ford Thames Trader 570E, 893, GHD765, a 1962 MCW bodied Leyland Titan PD3A/1 & 622, HD7905, a 1948 Brush B34F bodied Leyland Tiger PS1.
Photo taken Sunday 18 November 2012, Havelock Street, Ravensthorpe
42. GHD215
Ford were the last big company to offer full size PSV chassis only doing so from the late fifties. One of the early purchasers of the marque was suprisingly Yorkshire Woollen who took a small batch with Duple coachwork in 1961. 871, GHD215, shows Yorkshire Woollen's gothic script fleetname used on coaches. It is a Ford Thames 570E and has recently returned to the rally scene after further restoration
Photo taken Saturday 13 October 2012, Ledgard Running Day Pudsey
43. GHD215
Yorkshire Woollen 871, GHD215, one of six Ford Thames 570Es with Duple 41 seat body, new in 1961. This type of coach was an extremely unusual addition to a BET fleet being more usually seen as a typical independent operator's coach.
Photo taken c.1995, Huddersfield Rally
44. GHD215
A rear view of Yorkshire Woollen 871, GHD215, a 1961 Ford Thames with Duple bodywork. The joint Thames-Duple name plate is of interest as is the rear emergency exit. This coach was a popular alternative amongst independents to the Bedford/Duple combination
Photo taken Saturday 13 October 2012, Ledgard Running Day Pudsey
45. GHD750
Yorkshire Woollen 231, GHD750, a 1961 AEC Reliance with Marshall 43 seat bodywork The bus was originally 878 in the YWD fleet and was renumbered in the late 1960s.
Photo taken 1970, Dewsbury Bus Station
46. GHD760
Yorkshire Woollen District 241, GHD760, was an AEC Reliance with Marshall B43F body of 1961.
Photo taken 1967, Low Moor terminus, Morley
47. XWN161
Yorkshire Woollen District 156, XWN161, a 1961 Park Royal H43/29F bodied AEC Bridgemaster 2B3RA about to turn into Dewsbury Bus Station during October 1970. The bus had been new to South Wales Transport as it's 1214 & was acquired by Yorkshire with a few others in 1969 to help alleviate a vehicle shortage at the time.
Photo taken Oct 1970, Aldhams Road, Dewsbury
48. 663BWB
YWD 132, 663BWB, was former Sheffield JOC "C" fleet 1163, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with a Weymann H44/33F body of 1962. Like so many others, it joined YWD in 1970 to cover a shortage of buses.
Photo taken 1970, Dewsbury Bus Station
49. 664BWB
Yorkshire Woollen District 133, 664BWB, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Weymann H43/33F body, new to the Sheffield JOC 'C' Fleet (1164, later 3164) in 1962. Acquired by YWD in early 1970, it was renumbered 500 the following year.
Photo taken 1970, Lord Street, Huddersfield
50. GHD747
Yorkshire Woollen District 228, GHD747, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Marshall B43F body, new in 1962, seen here treated by YWD to a short-lived all over red livery.
Photo taken Wednesday 17 April 1968, Dewsbury
51. GHD765
After buying several batches of AEC Regent Vs, Yorkshire Woollen switched back to Leyland Titans in 1962. GHD765, a Leyland Titan PD3A/1 with MCW bodywork, was originally numbered 893 in the YWD fleet.
Photo taken 1972, Dewsbury
52. GHD765
Ex YWD 893, GHD765 a 1962 Leyland PD3A/1 with Metro-Cammell H39/31F body, seen here at the Dewsbury Bus Museum open day.
Photo taken Sunday 18 November 2012, Dewsbury Bus Museum open day
53. GHD765
GHD765, a Leyland Titan PD3A/1 with Metro Cammell H39/31F body, new in 1962 to Yorkshire Woollen District as its 893, later renumbered 102, and then again to 511. It passed to coach operator Norman Boyes of Bradford in the mid-1970's, in whose livery it is seen here.
Photo taken 1977, Little Horton, Bradford
54. GHD765
Yorkshire Woollen were firm Leyland users for many years but bought AEC Regents in the 1950s. In 1962 Leyland supplied a batch of Leyland Titan PD3A/1 with MCW bodywork. 893 GHD765 shows off the spartan lines of these buses.
Photo taken 1992, Halifax
55. GHD765
Yorkshire Woollen bought both AEC and Leyland front entrance double deckers prior to switching to rear engined types in the mid-sixties. Seen here is DHD177, a 1959 AEC Regent V with MCW bodywork originally numbered 797 but renumbered in the sixties to 66. Alongside is 893, GHD765, a 1962 Leyland Titan PD3A/1 with MCW boywork.
Photo taken 1994, Halifax bus rally
56. HD8553
Yorkshire Woollen rebuilt a number of Leyland Tiger PS single deckers as double deck vehicles in the 1950s and 1960s. One such is HD8553, a PS2/5 given a Roe front entrance body in 1962 and numbered 699 - later renumbered 502 by YWD.
Photo taken 1972, Savile Town, Dewsbury
57. HHD880
Yorkshire WD 257, HHD880, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1963 with Marshall B53F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1971, Halifax bus station
58. AHD116B
Yorkshire Woollen District 950, AHD116B, a Leyland PSU3/1 with Weymann B53F body, new in 1964
Photo taken Monday 9 August 1965, Wellington Street, Leeds
59. KHD404
Yorkshire 930, KHD404, an Albion Lowlander LR7 with Weymann H72F body, new in February 1964
Photo taken Monday 9 August 1965, Wellington Street, Leeds
60. KHD407
Yorkshire Woollen bought one batch of Albion Lowlander LR7 with Weymann bodywork in 1964 which would be the last new front engined vehicles. Bought new as 933, KHD407, the bus was later renumbered 115 and then as 524 in the joint West Riding/Yorkshire Woollen fleet.
Photo taken Friday 1 November 1968, Queen Street, Leeds
61. KHD413
Yorkshire WD 121 KHD413, a Albion Lowlander LR7 built in 1964 with Weymann H41/31F bodywork. The style of bodywork looking strangely uncomfortable on the chassis. This bus had been renumbered from 939.
Photo taken December 1970, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
62. BHD222C
Yorkshire Woollen District 132 (originally 982), BHD222C, was a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with an Alexander H41/31F body, entering service early in 1966.
Photo taken 1967, Vicarage Road, Dewsbury
63. DJX18D
Yorkshire Woollen District 518, DJX18D, an A E C Reliance 2MU4RA built in 1966 with Duple Commander II C41F bodywork. New as Hebble 18 and renumbered 518 in 1970 and finally becoming 26 in November 1971. This may still have been in Hebble ownership when photographed.
Photo taken September 1971, Dewsbury bus station
64. DHD200E
Yorkshire Woollen switched to rear engined chassis in 1965 with a batch of Alexander bodied Daimler Fleetlines. In 1967, they bought both Fleetlines and Leyland Atlanteans. Seen in the then new Dewsbury bus station in 1980 is one of the Fleetlines with an Alexander body, 601 DHD200E.
Photo taken 1980, Dewsbury Bus Station
65. EHD526F
New to Yorkshire Woollen District 411, EHD526F, a Leyland PSU3/4RT Leopard with Alexander C49F body had passed to Hebble 51 when seen passing through Chesterfield.
Photo taken Friday 14 April 1972, Beetwell Street, Chesterfield
66. EHD523F
Yorkshire WD 408, EHD523F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4RT built in 1968 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
67. EHD523F
Yorkshire Woollen District Leyland Leopard PSU3/4RT 408, EHD523F, built in 1968 with an Alexander Y type C49F body in Wakefield Bus Station on what looks be a Yorkshire Services pool working to Coventry about 1970.
Photo taken about 1970, Wakefield Bus Station
68. GHD416G
Seen in the twilight of its career with Yorkshire Woollen is GHD416G, a 1969 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4RT with Alexander Y type bodywork; when new the bus was numbered 416. It was renumbered in the eary nineteen seventies as 269 in the joint West Riding-Yorkshire Woollen fleet
Photo taken Sunday 4 June 1978, Savile Town Dewsbury
69. JHD334J
Ex-Yorkshire Woollen District Fleetline 34, JHD334J, as the United Counties "Roadshop" at Woburn in 1987.
Photo taken 1987, Woburn
70. JHD334J
Formerly Yorkshire Woollen District 34, JHD334J, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1971 with Alexander J bodywork. A conversion not for the squeamish, this toured the country promoting the WI.
Photo taken June 1984, High Street, Northallerton
71. JHD332J
Yorkshire Woollen 32, JHD332J, was a newly new Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with an Alexander H44/31F body of 1971. Although the bus is strictly outside the 1960s remit of SCT61, its route number, livery and markings represent an era soon to be lost for ever.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 July 1971, Sovereign Street, Leeds
72. KHD913K
In 1978 Yorkshire Woollen celebrated its 75th anniversary. To mark the occasion one of their Marshall bodied Leyland Leopards was repainted in the pre-war maroon livery. 333, KHD913K, has a Marshall body on a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R chassis.
Photo taken Sunday 4 June 1978, Dewsbury
73. LHD306K
The last Daimler Fleetlines bought by Yorkshire Woollen arrived in 1972. They had full height ECW bodywork and were the last double deckers delivered in traditional BET red livery. 696, LHD306K, is seen in a busy Dewsbury bus station when a few weeks old.
Photo taken Thursday 24 August 1972, Dewsbury bus station
74. LHD314K
Yorkshire Woollen dual sourced both Leyland Atlanteans and Daimler Fleetlines in the late sixties and early seventies. Seen here in Leeds is 704, LHD314K, a 1972 Daimler Fleetline with highbridge ECW bodywork.
Photo taken 12 August 1976, Vicar Lane, Leeds
75. NHL564M
Just to show it can be sunny enough to take photos in March! This Leyland National was new as Yorkshire Woollen 364, NHL564M, and originally had a B46D body. In later life it was converted to B50F and renumbered 116, as seen here. It is carrying a livery indicating the joint NBC/PTE operations in West Yorkshire, but has not received the verona green and buttermilk livery as was being applied at that time.
Photo taken Sunday 2 March 1986, Whitehall Road, Lower Wortley
76. RYG392R
Yorkshire Woollen District Bristol VR 838, RYG392R, seen at Dewsbury Bus Station in May 1984
Photo taken May 1984, Dewsbury Bus Station