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London Transport 1731, GLB731, a SA1 class trolleybus seen on route 691. It was an 8' wide Leyland TTB6 with a Metro Cammell 72 seat body, new in February 1942, part of an order for Durban but diverted to London because of shipping difficulties. As built they had a separate front exit but this was replaced by fixed panelling by LT and seating for 2 extra passengers added where the door had been - the non-standard destination boards were retained throughout their life.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Ilford (?)
(added 31 August 2014)
London Transport 1727, GLB727, a SA1 class trolleybus seen on route 693. It was an 8' wide Leyland TTB6 with a Metro Cammell 72 seat body, new in January 1942, part of an order for Durban but diverted to London because of shipping difficulties. In this view, you can see the separate front exit that had been replaced by fixed panelling by LT.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Wangey Road, Chadwell Heath
(added 31 August 2014)
London Transport 1736, GLB736, a SA2 class trolleybus seen on route 691. It was an 8' wide Leyland TTB6 with a Metro Cammell 72 seat body, new in April 1942, part of an order for Durban but diverted to London because of shipping difficulties.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Ilford (?)
(added 31 August 2014)
London Transport 1742, GLB742, a SA2 class trolleybus seen on route 691. It was an 8' wide Leyland TTB6 with a Metro Cammell 72 seat body, new in June1942, part of an order for Durban but diverted to London because of shipping difficulties.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Ley Street, Ilford
(added 31 August 2014)
London Transport 1757, GLB757, a SA3 class trolleybus seen on route 691, with another SA3, 1764, behind. It was an 8' wide AEC 664T with a Metro Cammell 72 seat body, new in January 1943, part of an order for Johannesburg but diverted to London because of shipping difficulties.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Ilford (?)
(added 31 August 2014)
London Transport 1761, GLB761, a SA3 class trolleybus seen on route 693. It was an 8' wide AEC 664T with a Metro Cammell 72 seat body, new in March 1943, part of an order for Johannesburg but diverted to London because of shipping difficulties.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Wangey Road, Chadwell Heath
(added 31 August 2014)
Side view of London Transport Ilford Depot with what looks like two SA class trolleybuses inside.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Ilford
(added 31 August 2014)
London Transport RT4606, NLP599, new in late 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Wangey Road, Chadwell Heath
(added 31 August 2014)

Another photo of 112CH showing the spotlight on the rear
Photo taken Rear of Uttoxeter New Road Garage, Derby
(added 30 August 2014)

Barton 630, LNN886, was a new Leyland PS2/3 the chassis being extended and converted to PS2/12A standards by Barton to take the 30' Beccols FC43F body, entering service in June 1950. Withdrawn in March 1963, it was scrapped in May.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1959
(added 29 August 2014)
The chassis of Barton 669, NVO266, a Barton BTS/1 with a Barton FC39F body had been reconstructed from that of Barton 455, HRR 942, a Leyland PD1. 669 entered service in February 1953, was withdrawn in October 1964 and passed to Rostance (builder), Nottingham in February 1965. The adjacent coach 703, OVO 911, was also a Barton BTS/1 with a Barton FDP43F body which shows the rear end design of these bodies.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1959
(added 29 August 2014)
Barton 704, PAL524, was a Barton BTS/1 with a Barton FDP43F body new in February 1954. The chassis was reconstructed from that of Bolton 132, WH 9505, Leyland TD5c. 704 was withdrawn in November 1963 and passed to Haley and Weller, Draycott in January 1964 as a staff bus.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1959, Chilwell High Road, Nottingham
(added 29 August 2014)
Barton 632, LRR691, was the second of the Barton BTS rebuilds with the chassis being reconstructed from those of Burnley 84, HG2715, Leyland TD3 for the front end and Plymouth 178, JY9423, Leyland TD4c for the rear end. The body for the resulting Barton BTS/1 chassis was provided by Beccols and was of FC43F layout, the combination entering service in September 1950. It was withdrawn in January 1960 and scrapped in the following June.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1959
(added 29 August 2014)
Fitted with a Barton FDP43F body and entering service in May 1952, Barton 658, NAL334, had a Barton BTS/1 chassis reconstructed from Bolton 17, WH6859, Leyland TD4 for the front end and Burnley 71, HG2702, Leyland TD3 for the rear end. It was withdrawn in September 1960 and scrapped in July 1961.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1959
(added 29 August 2014)
Barton FDP43F bodywork was fitted to Barton 717, PAL523, a Barton BTS/1 which entered service in November 1953. The chassis had been reconstructed from Barton's 539, JRR919, a 1948 Leyland PS1/1 which had, in June 1953, donated its 1948 Duple body to 199, BAL399, which then took the fleet number 539. After ten years service 717 was withdrawn in November 1963 and passed, in September 1964, to Langley Mill Commercial Vehicles (dealer) Langley Mill.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1959
(added 29 August 2014)
Barton 596, NNN80, a Barton BTS/1 with a Barton FDP43F body entered service in July 1952 and had a chassis reconstructed from West Riding 506, HL6073, Leyland TD4c for the front end and Burnley 74, HG2708, Leyland TD3c for the rear end. After withdrawal in February 1961 it was scrapped in the following July.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1959
(added 29 August 2014)
Seen at Whipsnade Zoo is Barton 772, NOR511, which was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Elizabethan body which had been acquired in 1957 from Creamline, Bordon to whom it was new in 1955. It had a special roof luggage rack. It was rebuilt to become the first of the ten Barton BTS2 models in 1969. Fitted with a Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F body it became number 1130 and was re-registered to YRR508H.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1959, Whipsnade Zoo
(added 29 August 2014)
Birch Brothers garage at Rushden.
Photo taken May 1959, Rushden
(added 29 August 2014)

Originally West Riding, Wakefield 568 new in May 1942, Barton 613, HL9944, had a Roe L27/28R body to early wartime utility specifications on its Leyland TD7 chassis and was withdrawn in April 1959 resulting in the "NOT LICENSED" notice in the windscreen. It was scrapped in May 1959 so John caught it just in time.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1959
(added 28 August 2014)
New in March 1935 as Barton 199 with a Duple DP39F body, Leyland LT7 Lion BAL399 received a new Duple DP39F body in July 1942, the body being to pre-war standards with a few 'utility' features. In November 1952 it was fitted with a Leyland 8.6 litre oil engine and in June 1953 it received the 1948 Duple C35F body from Leyland PS1/1 JRR 919 and was renumbered 539 taking the number of the donated body.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1959
(added 28 August 2014)
Barton 253, BVO453, was the second of sixteen Leyland LT7 Lions with Duple DP39F bodies new in March 1936. It received a new Burlingham B36F body in 1943 using seats from the original body and was further rebodied in late 1948 with a Duple C39F body, being fitted with a Leyland 8.6 litre oil engine in 1950. Withdrawn in September 1960 it was one of four used as store sheds by Barton and was scrapped in August 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1959
(added 28 August 2014)
Acquired from West Riding, Wakefield 564 in October 1950 Barton 611, HL9925, a Leyland TD7 with a Roe L24/24R body had been new in December 1941 with the standard pre-war body. It was withdrawn in September 1960 and was scrapped in October.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1959
(added 28 August 2014)
New in June 1945 Barton 443, GNN704, was a Guy Arab II with a Strachans L27/28R body which was fitted with platform doors in December 1954. The date of rebuilding is not recorded but it has obviously involved the windows being remounted. It was withdrawn in November 1966, having outlived the other eleven similar vehicles delivered in 1945. It passed to A. Barton along with 442, 445 and 449 which had been withdrawn earlier in 1966.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1959
(added 28 August 2014)
The second of two A.E.C. LD3RA Regent Vs with Northern Counties L35/32RD bodies new in September 1957, Barton 785, XAL785, was withdrawn in May 1975 after which it passed via Kirkby (dealer), North Anston to Bedlington & District, Ashington who withdrew it in November 1977.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1959
(added 28 August 2014)
Barton 791/788, YAL791 & XVO788, were Leyland PS1/Bs with Northern Counties L31/30RD bodies from 1958. The chassis had been rebuilt, respectively, from CBN 500 which had been new to Knowles, Bolton with a Santus C33F body, passing via a number of operators to Barton and from Barton Leyland PS1 562, KAL 382. Both were withdrawn in April 1974 passing to Ensign (dealer), Hornchurch. 788 was exported to Jones (dealer), Jacksonville, Florida. United States in October 1975 whilst 791 found further service with Golden Boy Coaches, Roydon from December 1974 until October 1975 when it was scrapped.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1959
(added 28 August 2014)

HS9141, a 1936/7 Leyland TD4
Photo taken c. 1951/2, Court Street, Tonypandy, Glamorgan
(added 27 August 2014)
Ex-Stockport Corporation Crossley 203, JA7603, one of two Crossleys (203/5) delivered in 1941.
Photo taken 1968, Hyde
(added 27 August 2014)
1949 Bristol L5G's ex Lincolnshire RCC FFW830 and ex United AS LHN823, both with ECW B35R bodies.
Photo taken Tuesday 19 August 2014, Hawes Countryside Museum public car park
(added 27 August 2014)
Yorkshire Traction bought twenty Dennis Lancets in 1934, nineteen with Roe and one with Metro Cammell B32F bodies. HE6320, one of the Roe bodied ones, numbered 407, went on loan, along with seven others, to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board in 1941, returning in March 1942. It was fitted with a Gardner 5LW engine in February 1946 and was withdrawn in 1951. It passed to Jones (showman), Castlethwaite and was last licensed in June 1960. It is seen here at Hunslet Feast.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 August 1958, Hunslet Feast
(added 27 August 2014)
In 1937 Yorkshire Traction placed thirty Leyland TS7s in service with a mixture of B32F bodies by Roe (551-560, 565-574) and Eastern Coachworks (561-564) or with Burlingham C31F bodies (575-580). The Burlingham bodied ones originally had petrol engines and received Leyland 8.6 litre diesel engines and new Roberts B34F bodies to the B.E.T. Federation specification in 1947/8. HE7776, the last of the Burlingham bodied ones received its new body in March 1948 and was withdrawn in 1957.
Photo taken Sunday 5 August 1956, near Barnsley Bus Station
(added 27 August 2014)
MPE296 was a Plaxton C29F bodied Austin CXB dating from June 1948 and was seen in Onslow Street Bus Station in Guildford with Tillingbourne Valley, Gomshall who acquired it from Graves, Redhill, its original operator.
Photo taken Saturday 23 May 1959, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
(added 27 August 2014)

Following recent messages, attached is a later shot of RM980 working on LT contract route 248 on the last day of Frontrunner operation on this route on 30th June 1989 (the contract was taken over by Ensignbus the following day). It is at the Cranham terminus of the route with, alongside, one of the more normal vehicles on the route, ex-GMPTE KBU912P (although this one appears not to be in service).
Photo taken Friday 30 June 1989, Cranham
(added 26 August 2014)
HOT851, which had been new in May, was the first of two Leyland CPO1 Comets with Reading C33F bodies delivered to Chisnell (King Alfred), Winchester in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1959, Whipsnade Zoo
(added 26 August 2014)
Chisnell (King Alfred), Winchester had two Leyland CPO1 Comets with Reading C33F bodies which were new in 1950. HOT852, the second of them, new in June, is seen at Whipsnade Zoo with the other one to its left.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1959, Whipsnade Zoo
(added 26 August 2014)
Midland Red 3888, OHA888, was a B.M.M.O. S13 new in 1952 with a Brush DP40F body. Along with 3879-3887 and 3889-3918, 3920-3975 it was repainted into the red and black coach livery in 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1959, Whipsnade Zoo
(added 26 August 2014)
JHA860, Midland Red 3260, seen at Whipsnade Zoo was a B.M.M.O. S8 new in 1948 with a Metro Cammell B40F body. In 1951 it was, along with others extended by Roe to become B44F. The whole batch of 3200-3299 were so treated by Roe in 1951/2.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1959, Whipsnade Zoo
(added 26 August 2014)
Plenty of interest was generated by the Hants and Dorset LL6B at Sandbanks. This was the view from the deck as the ferry approached Sandbanks. This bus has overtaken the long line of cars by using its own dedicated lane and is now up there in front for the next crossing. The unidentified bus is showing service "7" and "Swanage".
Photo taken August 1969, Sandbanks Ferry
(added 26 August 2014)
Alexander Midland MRD206, SVX279D, ex Eastern National 2880 at Larbert Garage in October 1978 repainted in the last Alexander Midland livery with a revamped fleetname. The depot code under the fleet number (Kh) is for Kirkintilloch Garage. The offside traffic indicator has yet to be refitted. The previous fleetname style is still applied under the radiator!
Photo taken Sunday 7 May 1978, Larbert Garage
(added 26 August 2014)
This photograph has found its way into my collection. No idea the photographer or date, but the registration looks like CID714 and the radiator badge says "Leyland". Arva(gh), on the destination screen, is a town in County Cavan in Ireland, and Jackson appears to be the operator. Any ideas gentlemen?
Photo taken Ireland?
(added 26 August 2014)

SHMD 76, VTU76, ran in preservation for only a very short time in as-withdrawn livery, before acquiring a silver roof as a prelude to restoration to the original dark green and cream livery, which took quite a few years. 76 is seen here on its first public outing on the 1972 Trans-Pennine Run along with four other vehicles which were all based at the accommodation we had at the time in Greenfield.
Photo taken Sunday 6 August 1972, Bradford Road, Guiseley
(added 25 August 2014)
GNU750, the longest serving Blue Bus Daimler COG5, new in 1939 and withdrawn in 1965. (added 25 August 2014)
Advert for Blue Bus Services shows BRB645, a 1935 Daimler COG5 with Willowbrook 39 seat body, withdrawn in 1949 and sold to Stevensons of Spath near Uttoxeter. (added 25 August 2014)
112CH, the Chevrolet Quad used by Trent from 1948 to 1958
Photo taken mid 1950s, Derby Bus Station
(added 25 August 2014)
Trent 453CH, an ex-WD AEC Militant new to Trent in 1976, original Reg No 36 BM 04. It was converted by Trent in the Central Works using a lot of ECW parts, as the RE/VR looking front testifies.
Photo taken late 1970s, Trent's Meadow Road Garage
(added 25 August 2014)
Trent bought a batch of twelve Windover C32F bodied A.E.C. O682 Regal IIIs in 1947 and 606, ACH436, the seventh of them is seen at Whipsnade Zoo.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1959, Whipsnade Zoo
(added 25 August 2014)
Smith, Reading acquired ENT709 in June 1957 from Lowe & Son, Trench. It was a Dennis J3 Lancet III with a Yeates C35F body which had been new in 1948 to Lowe.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1959, Whipsnade Zoo
(added 25 August 2014)

Eastern Counties LFS94, CVF294B, a 1964 Bristol FS5G with ECW H60RD body.
Photo taken Thursday 17 July 1980, Cambridge Railway Station
(added 24 August 2014)
United Counties 272, ORP272F, a 1968 Bristol RELH6G with ECW body.
Photo taken Monday 14 July 1980, Charles St Depot, Stockport
(added 24 August 2014)
United Counties 711, WLT980, a 1963 Routemaster seemed to do the rounds of the early Stagecoach companies, I assume as a demonstrator to establish in what circumstances Routemasters were suitable. Here on hire to East Midland (or "Frontrunner" as they were briefly titled) it made for an interesting run from Chesterfield via Slack Hill.
Photo taken Saturday 22 April 1989, Causeway Lane, Matlock
(added 24 August 2014)
United Counties 250, 250FRP, a 1964 Bristol RELH6G with ECW C47F body, thier first RE coach dumped in the Wellingborough "graveyard" amongst other scrap vehicles
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1980, United Counties Depot, St. John's St, Wellingborough
(added 24 August 2014)

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