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Walsall’s tower wagon on duty with repairs to the overhead in progress, I think at the junction for the line into the depot. This was on a Sunday, when no trolleybuses were operating, so the men could work uninterrupted.
Photo taken late 1960s, Walsall
(added 18 September 2014)
Cardiff 513, MBO513F, an AEC Swift with Alexander body; a rather poor shot at Newport Road Depot when new.
Photo taken Aug 1968, Newport Road Depot, Cardiff
(added 18 September 2014)
Blackpool 382, CFR582C, a Leyland Titan PD3A/1 with Metro-Cammell 71 seat body on a very cold Easter on town service 23. Not many visitors about that day! The livery at this time was all over cream.
Photo taken Thursday 27 March 1975, Blackpool Promenade
(added 18 September 2014)
Malta Bus Y-0479, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/4R with Marshall B45F body. New to Yorkshire Traction (510) in 1968 it passed to Calderdale J.O.C as its 360 in 1971. It was withdrawn after being damaged in a collision in 1980 and sold to a breaker who resold it for export to Malta. Its new owner, E. Falzan of Labbor rebuilt it and put it back into service later the same year registered A 2250M. It passed to M. Cutajar of Kirkop (reregistered A 2236M), and finally passed to a third owner, as shown here, as it rests in the midday sun at Valletta's Bus Station in between trips.
Photo taken April 1994, Valletta Bus Station
(added 18 September 2014)
Yelloway SDK827, an AEC Reliance with Burlingham C41F body, new in June 1958.
Photo taken May 1964, Blackpool
(added 18 September 2014)
All this good September weather made me think others might like a glimpse of Devon General open top, 932, 932GTA, "Earl Howe", a Leyland Atlantean /MCW. Seen here at Kingswear, near Dartmouth, Devon, in September 1965.
Photo taken Wednesday 1 September 1965, Kingswear, Devon
(added 18 September 2014)
Rear view of "Earl Howe", Devon General Atlantean 932, 932GTA.
Photo taken Wednesday 1 September 1965
(added 18 September 2014)
Southdown 1755, BUF155C, seen in Semley Place, London passing the entrance to Victoria Coach Station, was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a shortened Harrington Grenadier body built as C41F. Southdown had the Cavalier lower front panel fitted in place of the normal Grenadier one.
Photo taken Saturday 11 August 1973, Semley Place, London
(added 18 September 2014)
NTF9 was the only example built of the Leyland PD2/15 model. It had a pneumocyclic gearbox and, although built to the 27' length, was built as H30/26R as were the majority of the PD2/10 and PD2/12 models with Leyland bodies and NTF9 remained as such. It was built in 1951 entering use in November 1951 as a Leyland experimental vehicle and demonstrator before being sold in December 1956 to Docherty, Irvine one of the members of the A1 Service.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1985, Stevenston
(added 18 September 2014)
London Transport RLH57, MXX257, new in December 1952. It was withdrawn in 1970 and exported the following year to the USA where it is still believed to be.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, near Stratford Broadway / Maryland Station, London
(added 18 September 2014)

Hannts & Dorset 3539, ORU539M, a Bristol LH, a slide of a bus actually on the Sandbanks Ferry on service 147, by this time through working to Swanage.
Photo taken Friday 10 October 1975, between Sandbanks and Shell Bay
(added 15 September 2014)
Blackpool had other attractions.! Here is EFV300 which should be "300" according to BBF No.6, yet it has fleet number 298 above the offside headlamp. No disguising the 1950 Burlingham bodied Leyland PD2/5, however, in its later role as a permanent way store/bothy and seen here at Little Bispham, Blackpool
Photo taken Thursday 27 March 1975, Little Bispham, near turning circle
(added 15 September 2014)
Ex-Birmingham Corporation 3102, MOF102, a 1953 Metro-Cammell bodied Guy Arab now operated by Bellvue Coaches of Manchester, dropping off wedding guests in Oxford Road Manchester.
Photo taken Saturday 13 September 2014, Manchester University, Oxford Road, Manchester
(added 15 September 2014)

Seaview Services, Ryde, GDL764, an all Leyland Titan PD2/1 with a 53 seat lowbridge body, one of two new in May 1950. It has been preserved.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 1968, Ryde Esplanade
(added 14 September 2014)
Ex-London Transport RT238, HLW225, seen at the R.T.I.T.B. headquarters at High Ercall on the occasion of the finals of the Bus Driver of the Year competition.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1973, High Ercall
(added 14 September 2014)
Cardiff 522, MBO522F, an A.E.C. MP2R Swift with an Alexander 'W' B47D body seen at the R.T.I.T.B. at High Ercall.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1973, High Ercall
(added 14 September 2014)
West Mon Omnibus Board 12, VAX63H, a Leyland PSU4A/2R Leopard with a Willowbrook B47F body seen at the R.T.I.T.B. at High Ercall.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1973, High Ercall
(added 14 September 2014)
R.T.I.T.B. 20, VML5G, a Leyland PDR2/1 Atlantean with a Park Royal H47/32D body seen at the R.T.I.T.B. at High Ercall.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1973, High Ercall
(added 14 September 2014)
R.T.I.T.B. 86, YAY701J, a Daimler SRG6LX-36 with a Willowbrook B50F body seen at the R.T.I.T.B. at High Ercall.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1973, High Ercall
(added 14 September 2014)
Gelligaer U.D.C. 44, KTX244L, a Bristol RESL6G with an Eastern Coachworks B47F body seen at the R.T.I.T.B. at High Ercall.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1973, High Ercall
(added 14 September 2014)

LT RM 43, VLT43, laying over by Stratford Church ready to work route 238 to Little Heath. The bus is still in near original condition, with no front opening windows, full depth grille below blind box and rear wheel disc.
Photo taken mid 1968, Stratford Broadway
(added 13 September 2014)
A line up of four RMs at Stratford Church, led by RM397, WLT397, and RM145, VLT145. The third one is probably RM1185, 185CLT, and the fourth one is completely unidentifiable.
Photo taken mid 1968, Stratford Broadway
(added 13 September 2014)
A bit modern for sct61, but included to show Stratford Broadway some 25 years after John Boylett's trolleybus photos. East London Coaches liveried Titan T63, WYV63T, lays over at Stratford Church between duties on special service 723X to Lakeside.
Photo taken late 1994, Stratford Broadway
(added 13 September 2014)
This side view of a Northampton Thornycroft gives a better idea of the entrance and exit arrangement as shown in line up previously uploaded. (added 13 September 2014)
Seaview Services, Ryde, ADL321B, a Bedford VAL with Willowbrook B54F body, seen at Ryde. The crowd on the walkway over the railway is watching a hovercraft.
Photo taken Monday 11 August 1969, Ryde Esplanade, near Bus Station
(added 13 September 2014)
Formerly Liverpool City Transport E2, 372BKA, an Atlantean PDR1/1 ,one of three experimental buses purchased in 1958-9 and transferred to Merseyside PTE. The other buses in the "E" class were an AEC Regent V and a Bridgemaster.
Photo taken Friday 13 May 1977, Penny Lane, Liverpool
(added 13 September 2014)
Midland Red 3373, LHA373, on a hot sunny June day in 1965, seen in a really beautiful old part of Shrewsbury.
Photo taken June 1965, Shrewsbury
(added 13 September 2014)
Midland Red 4272, UHA272, parked in Shrewsbury, not looking at it's best with a dent in the rear panel and presumably diesel spilt on the side.
Photo taken June 1965, Shrewsbury
(added 13 September 2014)

London Transport 591, DLY591, an E1 class AEC 664T with Brush body, new in 1937.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Stratford Broadway
(added 11 September 2014)
London Transport 619, DLY619, an E2 class AEC 664T with Weymann body, new in 1937.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Stratford Broadway
(added 11 September 2014)
London Transport 1404, FXH404, an L3 class Metro Cammell chassisless with AEC units, new in 1939/40.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Stratford Broadway
(added 11 September 2014)
London Transport 1437, FXH437, an L3 class Metro Cammell chassisless with AEC units, new in 1939/40.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Stratford Broadway
(added 11 September 2014)
London Transport 1532, FXH532, an M1 class with Weymann body, new in 1939/40.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Stratford Broadway
(added 11 September 2014)
London Transport 1537, FXH537, an M1 class with Weymann body, new in 1939/40.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Stratford Broadway
(added 11 September 2014)
London Transport 1590, FXH590, an N1 class AEC 664T with BRCW body, new in 1939/40
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Wangey Road, Chadwell Heath
(added 11 September 2014)

Johannesburg 614 on a non-white service leaving the city centre.
Photo taken Tuesday 24 April 1973, Johannesburg
(added 10 September 2014)
In this instance I suspect one can actually say that the back end of the bus is more interesting than the front. The first production Atlantean in service, FHF451, has long been restored as Wallasey 1 in the unique sea green and cream livery with vintage style of fleetname (since 1983 I believe). In the fine sunshine that blessed the Greater Manchester Transport Society's 2014 event at Heaton Park I couldn't resist a shot which shows the very early style of single piece bonnet fitted to the first Atlanteans. You can't help but notice the huge rear route display!
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 2014, Heaton Park, Manchester
(added 10 September 2014)
Wallasey 1, FHF451, like the rest of the fleet, became part of Merseyside PTE when that was formed on 1st December 1969. It eventually received the Wirral division livery which owed more to Birkenhead than Wallasey and lasted in that livery until withdrawal in 1977, renumbered 201.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 1981, Knaresborough Road Stray, Harrogate
(added 10 September 2014)
This was June 1965 when VLG769, a Plaxton bodied Commer, was owned by Brierley & Allman. Can anyone tell us its history ?
Photo taken June 1965, close to Mersey Square, Stockport
(added 10 September 2014)
Midland Red 5905, PHA505G, an S22 45 seat bus new in August 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 2014, Leicester Heritage Bus Running Day
(added 10 September 2014)
Although technically part of WMPTE, trolleybus 86 , TDH912 still has the Walsall crest on the offside while ex Ipswich Sunbeam F4 351, ADX189 arrives at St Paul's bus station. The Corporation Transport Head office with the clock tower is in the background, where the General Manager Mr Cox could keep track of his fleet.
Photo taken August 1969, St Paul's bus station, Walsall
(added 10 September 2014)
Southport 12, CRN993, was purchased from Ribble in 1963 and converted to "open top". A Leyland PS2/5 with Burlingham O35F, no.12 unloads on the Promenade whilst a healthy crowd patiently waits to go for a breezy trip.
Photo taken Sunday 1 September 1974, Southport Promenade
(added 10 September 2014)
A very wet Coliseum Bus Station in Blackpool from Summer 1968 with a solitary Eastern Scottish coach amongst Ribble and Standerwick local and long distance vehicles. Blackpool Council transport offices shine out amongst the red brick depot buildings, but passengers queuing in the rain might not have appreciated their surroundings.
Photo taken summer 1968, Coliseum Bus Station, Blackpool
(added 10 September 2014)
ALJ341B, Daimler CRG6LX, Bournemouth Corporation 41 with M. H. Coachworks H77F body built 1964, apparently originally part of an order for Belfast. The trolleybus overhead is reflected on the bus windows but by August, the trolleys had been withdrawn a few weeks before.
Photo taken August 1969, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth
(added 10 September 2014)

Leicester 329, CBC921, a 1939 AEC Renown with Northern Counties H32/32R body.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 2014, Leicester Heritage Bus Running Day
(added 9 September 2014)
Former LT RT1347, KLB596, new in 1950 but lasted in service until 1978, now carrying Browns Blue livery.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 2014, Leicester Heritage Bus Running Day
(added 9 September 2014)
A rare post war Tilling-Stevens, a K6LA7 new in 1949, GOU732, with Scottish Aviation coachwork, new to Altonian of Alton Hampshire.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 2014, Leicester Heritage Bus Running Day
(added 9 September 2014)
90HBC is an East Lancs bodied Leyland PD3A/1 new to LCT in February 1964 and withdrawn in September 1978. It then spent 20 years with Bushey Middle School in Surrey before being acquired for preservation in 2000; restoration was completed in 2013
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 2014, London Road, Leicester
(added 9 September 2014)
264ERY is a Park Royal bodied Leyland PD3A/1, new to Leicester City Transport in January 1963 and withdrawn in November 1977. It was sold to Guide Friday Tours of Stratford upon Avon in January 1978 and converted by Willowbrook to an open top layout. It entered service with Guide Friday in April 1978 and worked until 2000. The LTHT acquired it in June 2011. It is seen passing Renown CBC921
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 2014, Car Park at National Space Museum, Leicester
(added 9 September 2014)
MTL750 is a 1958 Leyland Tiger Cub fitted with a Yeates Europa body (DP43F) and is preserved as Delaine of Bourne 47. It is in the care of Leicester Museums of Technologies who undertook the renovation.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 2014, Abbey Pumping Station Leicester
(added 9 September 2014)

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