SCT '61 Photo Index
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Bere Regis & District, Dorchester, DBU488C, an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1965 with Plaxton Panorama C51F bodywork. Once a familiar sight in the SW but now just a memory. This coach was 18 years old but still looked in fine condition.
Photo taken October 1983, East Street, Blandford ??
(added 19 April 2014)
J Fishwick & Sons, Leyland, C3, 7589TF, an Albion Victor VT21L built in 1963 with Duple Firefly C41F bodywork. Fishwick's coach livery always seemed more attractive than their bus one.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar Racecourse
(added 19 April 2014)
J Fishwick & Sons, Leyland, C5 ,VTC716H, a Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar Racecourse
(added 19 April 2014)
West Riding Autos 618, AHL130, was one of their delightful Guy Arab IIís with semi-utility Roe L27/26R bodies dating from the mid 1940s.
Photo taken Saturday 20 June 1964, Hunslet Road, Leeds
(added 19 April 2014)
West Riding Autos 836, KHL836, was one of their lowbridge Roe-bodied Guy Arab IV's dating from 1957. This comparatively rare nearside view shows the (open) folding platform door - a facility much appreciated during winter months.
Photo taken 1965, Halton, Leeds
(added 19 April 2014)
Macbrayne 23, WGG624, was a Bedford C5Z1 with a Duple Midland B28F body dating from 1959.
Photo taken August, 1962, Fort William
(added 19 April 2014)
Brighton Corporation 77, WCD 77, a 1959 Leyland Titan PD2/37 with Weymann 61 seat rear entrance body. Part of a batch of 20, 51-59 and 70-80 with matching WCD registration numbers. On the 41 Circular, a former trolleybus route.
Photo taken 1961, Old Steine, Brighton
(added 19 April 2014)
Southdown 838, VUF838, a Queen Mary Leyland Titan PD3/4 with Northern Counties 69 seat front entrance body. It is one of a batch of 100 delivered between 1957 and 1960. Seen operating local route 111 in Brighton.
Photo taken 1961, Brighton, Old Steine terminus
(added 19 April 2014)
GMT 5947, PJA917, a 1960 Leyland PD2/Longwell Green ex-Stockport 347. 5947 outlasted the remainder of this batch by many years and was the only one (apart from driver trainers) to receive the orange livery.
Photo taken Monday 2 October 1978, Stockport, Mersey Square
(added 19 April 2014)
GMT 5890, MJA890G, a 1969 Leyland PD3/East Lancs ex Stockport 90, on the 16.41 194 from Stockport to Vernon Park. Virtually everything in this picture has been demolished with the exception of the superb Arden Arms
Photo taken Wednesday 27 August 1980, Newbridge Lane/Millgate, Stockport
(added 19 April 2014)
Cumbria Classic Coaches ex Preston Corporation 75, CRN80, a 1946 Leyland Tiger PS1 with an East Lancs B34R body at Brough during the Brough & Kirkby Stephen Rally following it's recent starring role in 'Call the Midwife'.
Photo taken Saturday 19 April 2014, Grand Prix Rally Site, Brough
(added 19 April 2014)

City of Chester 81, OFM33, a Foden PVD6 with Massey H31/26R body, new in December 1951 and withdrawn in October 1966.
Photo taken early 1964, Town Hall, Chester
(added 18 April 2014)
West Wales 52, HWO336, was one of the well-known Guy Arab IIIs with Duple lowbridge bodies bought by Red & White Services of Chepstow. New as fleet number 36 in the dark red and white livery it was fairly quickly numbered L1349 and later received the Tilling red and cream livery, at first with cream upper deck windows and central band, but later just with the central band. The first of the batch to be withdrawn in 1965, it was one of three bought by West Wales and was apparently withdrawn some fifteen months before this photo. The bus to the left is ex-North Western Weymann-bodied Leyland Tiger Cub KDB688.
Photo taken Monday 22 June 1970, West Wales depot, Tycroes
(added 18 April 2014)
Yorkshire Traction 799, YHE248, was originally numbered 1248 and was numerically the last of nine former Yorkshire Woollen District Leyland Tiger PS2s rebuilt with Northern Counties H35/28F bodies in 1963. It features an advert for a long-lost local brewery, closed by John Smith's in the seventies but fondly-remembered and twice resurrected by smaller brewers. It was located at Oakwell near the football ground.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1970, Yorkshire Traction depot, Upper Sheffield Road, Barnsley
(added 18 April 2014)
Northumbria MS 75 CHB409D Leyland Titan PD3/4 built in 1966 with East Lancashire H41/32F bodywork. This had been new as Merthyr Tydfil 144 and was a venerable 22 years old.
Photo taken August 1988, Prudhoe Place/Percy Street, Newcastle upon Tyne
(added 18 April 2014)
Northumbria MS 82, WHA237H, was a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R based tow wagon built in 1970 with Plaxton bodywork. Formerly 1071 with United AS, this was acquired with the dismemberment of that company but had been new to Midland Red as 6237 with C49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1987, Newcastle upon Tyne
(added 18 April 2014)
North Western 842, RDB842. an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Alexander 41 seat body new in 1961.
Photo taken July 1961, Side road near London Victoria Coach Station
(added 18 April 2014)
East Midland C265, 265PRR, AEC Reliance 2U3RA / Alexander 49 seat body of 1963, on an express service to Halifax.
Photo taken 1963, London Victoria Coach Station
(added 18 April 2014)

West Riding Guy Arab IV 442, KHL839, with a Roe lowbridge body. A message has highlighted the fact, not readily observed, that the lower saloon windows were deeper on the nearside than the offside due to the sunken side gangway. From this angle it is possible to see how this discontinuity was incorporated into the lines of the body. The central cream band can be seen to be noticeably narrower on the nearside than on the rear (and round to the offside), the step in height being lost around the rear door opening.
Photo taken Wednesday 9 February 1972, St. Peter's Street, Leeds
(added 16 April 2014)

Portsmouth Corporation trolleybus of 1950, 315, ERV940, a BUT 9611T with Burlingham H28/24R body. Routes 5/6 from Cosham to the Dockyard were the last and closed the Portsmouth trolleybus system on 27th July 1963.
Photo taken June 1961, Cosham Terminus
(added 15 April 2014)
Southdown 253, GCD353, Leyland Titan TD5 of 1939, originally with Park Royal 52 seat body, was rebodied by Northern Counties after the war. It is seen working a Brighton local service.
Photo taken 1961, Old Steine, Brighton
(added 15 April 2014)
Northern General bought chassis from BMMO in the early twenties including this SOS QL UP551 is seen at the Festival of Transport at Beamish. The very narrow cab on these vehicles is apparent in this view. Arriving as a semi derelict wreck this bus has been painstakingly rebuilt by the Beamish staff.
Photo taken Sunday 6 April 2014, Beamish Open Air Museum
(added 15 April 2014)
This Morris Commercial one ton chassis, DP7680, dates from 1926, now in the collection of Ritchie of Hetton Le Hole, and carries a replica 10 seat dual door body ! It is typical of the many small buses that plied their trade in the years prior to the Road Traffic Act.
Photo taken Sunday 6 April 2014, Beamish Open Air Museum
(added 15 April 2014)
Blackpool 167, a 1928 single deck car built by on Brush and currently on loan from Crich picks up at the tram waiting room in the Edwardian town at Beamish Open Air Museum. The vintage single deck bus in the distance is actually a modern replica complete with wheelchair lift!
Photo taken Sunday 6 April 2014, Beamish Open Air Museum
(added 15 April 2014)
Blackpool 167 waits to pick up passengers at the Beamish Open Air Museum. The tram was built by Brush in 1928 and was designed by Walter Luff the well known Blackpool general manager.
Photo taken Sunday 6 April 2014, Beamish Open Air Museum
(added 15 April 2014)
Blackpool single deck car 280 which dates from 1935 and was rebuilt in 1960 although the centre entrance was retained.
Photo taken Sunday 6 April 2014, Beamish Open Air Museum
(added 15 April 2014)
United rebuilt this 1949 Bristol L5G to front entrance in 1957, losing four seats in the rebuild, to use as a one man bus. BG413, LHN860, is seen at the Beamish Festival of Transport picking up passengers at the museum entrance. The destination is a relic of its time in the TV series Heartbeat. The vehicle behind is a replica AEC B type.
Photo taken Sunday 6 April 2014, Beamish Open Air Museum
(added 15 April 2014)

At the open day to celebrate Safeguard's 90th Anniversary, the company preserved Burlingham B44F bodied A.E.C. Reliance 200APB new in 1956 was on display at the garage alongside a later privately preserved vehicle from the fleet, Leyland PSU3C/4R Leopard OPC26R, which has a Duple Dominant B53F body.
Photo taken Friday 28 March 2014, Guildford Bus Station
(added 14 April 2014)
GMT 5878, KJA878F, a 1968 Leyland PD3/East Lancs ex-Stockport 78. Standing at the remote Moor End terminus on the Derbyshire border, these workings were crew-operated due to the need to reverse here.
Photo taken Tuesday 12 May 1981, Mellor, Shiloh Road
(added 14 April 2014)
GMT 5894, MJA894G, a 1969 Leyland PD3/East Lancs ex-Stockport 94, by this time one of only four Stockport PD3s remaining. An evening peak-hour working which ran out as a 358 via Marple and returned as a 360 via Hazel Grove, the main operation of both routes had long been OMO.
Photo taken Friday 4 June 1982, New Mills Bus Station
(added 14 April 2014)
Leeds 516, 7516UA, was one of the handsome Roe H39/32R bodied Daimler CVG6LX's dating from 1959. Its position on the wrong side of the road is the result of it having just pulled out of the terminus.
Photo taken 1966, Halton
(added 14 April 2014)
Leeds 651, PUA651, was a Weymann-bodied AEC Regent III dating from 1952.
Photo taken circa 1968, East End Park
(added 14 April 2014)
Lincolnshire RCC 2207, KFU363, was a Bristol LS5G with an ECW B45F body dating from 1954, a photograph taken during a break in a car journey on the old A1.
Photo taken circa 1964, Chapelgate, Retford
(added 14 April 2014)
A colour picture of Lymers URE281 - the preserved Harrington-bodied AEC Regal III dating from 1950, in which you can just see the start of the dorsal fin.
Photo taken Sunday 9 May 2010, Potteries Rally - Wedgewood Museum
(added 14 April 2014)

Lloyd, Nuneaton 421DAC was one of five Bedford SB5s with Duple Super Vega C41F bodies new in June 1962 which was seen at Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Twickenham
(added 13 April 2014)
Bottomley, Huddersfield PCX131 was one of two Ford 570Es with Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodies new in 1959 and was seen at Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Twickenham
(added 13 April 2014)
Clyde Coast, Saltcoats TCS473 seen leaving the Council Depot, Craneford Way, Twickenham was a Plaxton Panorama C43F bodied Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub new in February 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Craneford Way, Twickenham
(added 13 April 2014)
South Midland 861, WRX776, was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple Super Vega C37F body new in 1961 seen at the Council Depot, Craneford Way, Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Craneford Way, Twickenham
(added 13 April 2014)

Halifax Corporation AEC Regents 41, ACP415 (new 1947) and 49, ACP423 (new 1948) AEC Regent III with Park Royal 56 seat bodies, numbered 310 and 318 until 1952.
Photo taken 1960, Lansdownes Yard, Stratford, East London
(added 12 April 2014)
Southern National 1839, LTA949, a Bristol KS5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1950.
Photo taken July 1969, St. James Place, Ilfracombe
(added 12 April 2014)
Southern National 1944, VDV778, a Bristol Lodekka LD6G with ECW H33/27RD body, new in 1957. The driver appears to have twisted the wiper blade up onto the cream band to stop it parking across the windscreen in his field of vision, being a very hot and dry day.
Photo taken July 1969, Croyde, Devon
(added 12 April 2014)
Two Southern National ECW-bodied Bristols: On the left 726, MUO338F, an LH6L with B41F body, new in 1968; on the right 1901, TUO502, a Lodekka LD6B with H33/27RD body new in 1956.
Photo taken July 1969, Watersmeet Hotel, The Esplanade, between Woolacombe and Mortehoe
(added 12 April 2014)
Southern National 729, PTA759G, a Bristol LH6L with ECW B45F body, new in 1969.
Photo taken July 1969, Ilfracombe Bus Station
(added 12 April 2014)

New to Norfolk, Nayland in August 1949, BGV845 was a Bedford OB with a Duple Vista C29F body seen at Egerton Road, Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Egerton Road, Twickenham
(added 8 April 2014)
Jarvis, Middle Barton LBW214 seen at Twickenham was a Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C41F body new in December 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Twickenham
(added 8 April 2014)

Tayside Regional Council 3, LFS487, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 built in 1954 with Metro-Cammell H33/27R bodywork. New as Edinburgh Corporation 487, this was one of several that moved across the Firth of Forth to Dundee.
Photo taken July 1977, Dundee bus depot
(added 7 April 2014)
Tayside Regional Council 6, LWS511, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 built in 1955 with Metro-Cammell H34/29R bodywork. Painted in the new livery for the Regional Council, this had been Edinburgh Corporation 511.
Photo taken July 1977, Dundee
(added 7 April 2014)
Tayside Regional Council T2, SGD167, a Daimler CVG6DD built in 1957 with Alexander H33/28R bodywork. New as Glasgow Corporation D183, this had found an extra lease of life as a trainer with Tayside RC.
Photo taken July 1977, Dundee
(added 7 April 2014)

United Service Transport 1096, WXR437, was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple C41F body, one of four new in June 1959, and was seen at the Council Depot, Craneford Way, Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Craneford Way, Twickenham
(added 6 April 2014)
Mulley, Ixworth 55, MGV777, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple C41F body which was seen at the Council Depot, Craneford Way, Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Craneford Way, Twickenham
(added 6 April 2014)

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