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Redcar Marines Juvenile Jazz Band CFR595C, a Leyland Titan PD3A/1 built in 1965 with Metro-Cammell H41/30R bodywork. This had been new as Blackpool 395 and was still working beside the sea in Redcar.
Photo taken August 1979, Warrenby, Redcar
(added 3 September 2015)
Smart (contractor) used this A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Park Royal C41F bodywork as staff transport. Registered RSC658, it had been new as Scottish Omnibuses B658.
Photo taken July 1977, Princes Street, Edinburgh
(added 3 September 2015)
Crosville SLB279, NFM35, a Bristol LWL6B built in 1952 with ECW B39R bodywork. New as KW279 and taken not far from the bus station at Wrexham.
Photo taken June 1968, Wrecsam
(added 3 September 2015)

Lancashire United 242, ETJ125F, a 1968 Leyland Tiger Cub/Marshall B40D, one of LUT's eclectic collection of 1960s single-deckers on hire to Stoniers of Goldenhill.
Photo taken Saturday 29 December 1979, Old Hall Street, Hanley
(added 31 August 2015)
Western S.M.T. 1336, KAG817, was a Leyland PD2/20 with a Northern Counties L31/28R body new in 1957.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, North Drive, off St Enoch Square, Glasgow
(added 31 August 2015)
MCS763 was number 1474 in the Western S.M.T. fleet and was a Bristool LD6G with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD body, one of seventeen new in 1959. A further ten were similar vehicles but without platform doors.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, North Drive, off St Enoch Square, Glasgow
(added 31 August 2015)
Western S.M.T. 1148, GCS234, was a Leyland PD2/20 with a Northern Counties L27/28R body new in 1955.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Clyde Street, Glasgow
(added 31 August 2015)
Acquired with the business of Young, Paisley in January 1951, Western S.M.T. 2171, XS6465, was a Leyland PD2/1 with a Northern Counties H30/26R body new in 1948.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Clyde Street, Glasgow
(added 31 August 2015)
Bristol LD6G JSD933 with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD body was number 1297 in the Western S.M.T. fleet.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Clyde Street, Glasgow
(added 31 August 2015)
Western S.M.T. 610, CSD16, was an Alexander C35F bodied Leyland PS1 new in 1949.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Clyde Street, Glasgow
(added 31 August 2015)
An early post-war delivery to the Western S.M.T. fleet was BCS305, a 1946 Leyland L27/26R bodied Leyland PD1 which was numbered 344 when fleet numbers were applied to the fleet in 1949.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Clyde Street, Glasgow
(added 31 August 2015)
A 1948 delivery, one of nine, to Western S.M.T. was CAG134, a Northern Counties L27/26R bodied Leyland PD1 which became 502 in 1949, when fleet numbers were allocated to the fleet.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Clyde Street, Glasgow
(added 31 August 2015)

Unfortunately I had knocked my camera and dislodged the viewfinder which I didn't discover until I eventually got the slides back, hence my cutting off the tops of the towers. On the left is DEL37 a 1937 Bedford WHG tower wagon of Bournemouth Corporation Transport which had entered preservation, but may not have survived. On the right is VH6217 an ex Huddersfield AEC Regent acquired by Bournemouth in 1945 but not used in passenger service, instead being rebuilt as a tower wagon. Originally also painted crimson it was later painted in the standard primrose and maroon livery, as applied to the bus fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 7 July 1974, Lodmoor Coach Park, Weymouth
(added 25 August 2015)
G M Pearson, contractor of Hetton le Hole, KAG809, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 built in 1957 with Northern Counties L31/28R bodywork.
Photo taken March 1975, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough
(added 25 August 2015)
GM Pearson, contractor of Hetton le Hole, ONR960, a Bedford SBG built in 1957 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork. This had been new to Jacques of Coalville.
Photo taken July 1974, Middlesbrough
(added 25 August 2015)

NBH856 was a Dennis J10A Lancet III with a Yeates C37F body of Dell (Rover), Chesham new to him in 1951 which is seen here at Wembley with the Wembley Arena building in the background.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Wembley
(added 24 August 2015)
Seen at Wembley Stadium was 298FPK, a Plaxton Consort II C41F bodied Dennis LU5 Lancet, number 25 in the fleet of Cooke, Stoughton.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Wembley
(added 24 August 2015)
Southdown 1128, UCD128, was a Beadle C32F bodied Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub which was seen at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Wembley
(added 24 August 2015)
New in May 1952, KHO718 was an A.E.C. 9621A Regal III with a Harrington FC35F body in the Glider & Blue, Bishops Waltham fleet of Basil Williams, Emsworth which is seen here at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Wembley
(added 24 August 2015)
Horseshoe, London N15 were the operators of this Dennis Lancet III, CHV143, with a Duple C35F body seen at Wembley Stadium. It had been new to Broadway, London E.6 in 1947 passing to Horseshoe in 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Wembley
(added 24 August 2015)
Harrington Courier FC37F coachwork was carried by this Foden PVFE6, LUP1, of West Herts, Garston seen at Wembley Stadium. It had been new in late 1950 to Pearson, Hetton-le-Hole and was the only vertical engined chassis to carry "The Harrington Courier" on its coachwork,
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Wembley
(added 24 August 2015)

Northern General coach DCN836, fleet no.1536, a Picktree-bodied Guy Arab LUF operating a "Devon and Cornwall" tour.
Photo taken late 1950s, Dunster
(added 23 August 2015)
A rare shot of former Alexander Northern KWG655, now part of Dundee Museum of Transport and stored off site but we were taken to see it.
Photo taken Saturday 15 August 2015, private site in Dundee
(added 23 August 2015)
LFW322, once Lincolnshire RCC 2314, an LD6B /ECW H58RD of 1955, here with Elms Coaches of Kenton, Middlesex in their yard about 1971. Flanked by 6660NK, a 1961 Duple bodied Commer Avenger ex Anglo Continental, St Albans, and JJD402 a 1956 Yeates bodied Reliance ex-London Co-op.
Photo taken c.1971, Westfield Lane, Kenton, Middlesex
(added 23 August 2015)
One for the Yorkshire residents: Bradford City Centre with a Bradford blue livered Leyland PD3 and two Metropolitans vying for passengers. I did not record where the picture was taken, but it looked interesting at the time and even more so now!
Photo taken Wednesday 23 June 1976, Bradford City Centre
(added 23 August 2015)
Lancashire United 106, 570TD, a 1962 Guy Arab IV with NCME H41/32R body.
Photo taken Friday 6 October 1978, Moor Lane Bus Station, Bolton
(added 23 August 2015)
Lancashire United 238, WTE161D a 1966 Guy Arab V/NCME H41/32F, preparing to operate the 16.15 short-working 39 back to Leigh.
Photo taken Friday 1 September 1978, outside the MPTE former St Helens Corporation depot, Shaw St, St. Helens
(added 23 August 2015)
Lancashire United 101, 565TD, a 1962 Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX/NCME H43/33F on the 17.10 Greengate-Little Hulton 90 with what looks like a full load.
Photo taken Monday 14 May 1979, Pendleton
(added 23 August 2015)
G.C. Bickers of Coddenham, Suffolk operated VBM342, a 1958 Duple C41F bodied Commer Avenger Mk. IV. It was acquired from Bingley, London, W.14.
Photo taken Monday 29 March 1971, Depot, Coddenham
(added 23 August 2015)
Former London Transport GS56, MXX356, is seen here in the two-tone green livery of G.C. Bickers of Coddenham, Suffolk. It is a 1953 ECW B26F bodied Guy Special.
Photo taken Monday 29 March 1971, Depot, Coddenham
(added 23 August 2015)
CHD370 was a 1957 Beadle-Commer seating C41F and still in the livery of its previous owner, Yorkshire Woollen District (Number 423), when photographed here with G.C. Bickers of Coddenham, Suffolk.
Photo taken Monday 29 March 1971, Depot, Coddenham
(added 23 August 2015)

Seen at Wembley Arena was LBH757, a Bedford OB with a Thurgood C29F body new in June 1948 which was number 12 in the fleet of Dell (Rover), Chesham.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Wembley
(added 21 August 2015)
Wilts & Dorset 525, JMR13, a Bristol LS6G/ECW DP39D new in February 1953 had been converted by the company to DP41F in April 1955, further converted for OMO operation in August 1958 and was seen at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
(added 21 August 2015)

Among the interesting assortment operated by Bassett Coachways of Tittensor, Staffordshire was RMB240, a Plaxton C41C bodied AEC Regal Mk.IV new in 1953. It was purchased from Leese of Barlaston.
Photo taken Friday 1 June 1979, Depot, Tittensor
(added 20 August 2015)
Previously operated by Creams of Llandudno, HJC444 is a Ford Thames 570E with Burlingham C41F coachwork, new in 1960, is seen here with Bassett Coachways of Tittensor, Staffordshire. it had been re-powered with a Leyland O400 unit.
Photo taken Friday 1 June 1979, Depot, Tittensor
(added 20 August 2015)
Believed to be Southend Fleetline 382, GHJ382L, on a rail substitution service in late May, early June 1978
Photo taken May/June 1978, Station Road, Chingford
(added 20 August 2015)
Western National 1605, PTT605M, a Bristol LH6L with ECW B43F body new in May 1974.
Photo taken 1980, Wool Station, Dorset
(added 20 August 2015)

Not entirely what it seems is SMT H110A, WS4522, a Leyland Tiger TS7 first licensed on 1 August 1935 but now with the Cowieson B34RD body off 1934 AEC Regal IV B124 (FS8584).
Photo taken Saturday 15 August 2015, SVBM Lathalmond
(added 18 August 2015)
Advance Coaches (C. A. Whiterly Ltd.) of Maltby operated former Eastern National 2012, 8935NO, a 1958 Guy Arab IV (5LW) with Massey L34/33R bodywork. It was new in 1958 to Moore of Kelvedon, & passed to Eastern National with the sale of the business.
Photo taken Friday 20 April 1973, Depot, Maltby
(added 18 August 2015)
Bassett Coachways of Tittensor, Staffordshire had HRN225, a Bedford SBG with Burlingham "Seagull" C36F coachwork, new in 1955. It was previously owned by Leese, Barlaston.
Photo taken Saturday 13 March 1971, Tittensor depot
(added 18 August 2015)
This 1951 Gurney Nutting C35C bodied AEC Regal Mk. IV 9821E PEH600 was part of the interesting fleet of Bassett Coachways, Tittensor, Staffordshire. It was acquired from Need of Longton.
Photo taken Saturday 13 March 1971, Depot, Tittensor
(added 18 August 2015)
Seen in Cunningham Street, Glasgow is Scottish Omnibuses HH548, OWS548, a Leyland PD2/20 which had a Park Royal L27/29R body, one of twenty new in 1957.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Cunningham Street, Glasgow
(added 18 August 2015)
JXC181 was number BB1 in the Scottish Omnibuses fleet having been acquired from Lowland Motorways, in January 1958. It was a Cravens H30/26R bodied A.E.C. Regent III which originated with London Transport as RT1422 in 1949.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Glasgow
(added 18 August 2015)
Alexander, Falkirk PA145, CMS214, was a Leyland PS1 with an Alexander C35F body new in 1950 which was seen in Killermont Street, Glasgow.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Killermont Street, Glasgow
(added 18 August 2015)

Bristol C8370, WHW811, a Bristol KSW6G with ECW H32/28R body, new in 1956, with two FLFs behind in two shades of green.
Photo taken 1974, Colston Avenue, Bristol
(added 17 August 2015)
The late Geoff Hilditch had definite views on what the rear of a single deck bus should look like. This Leyland Leopard PSU4B/2R carries a Plaxton body but this design was also built by Willowbrook among others. Does anyone else see shades of the early Paxton Derwent body seen on a recent posting of a West Riding Leopard. The bus was 10, UJX920M, in the Halifax fleet and dates from 1973.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 2015, Trans Pennine Rally Harrogate
(added 17 August 2015)
Following the take over of the Armstrong's operation, their older double deckers were replaced by former Newcastle Atlanteans. One of these was Newcastle 103, 3JVK, a 1963 vintage Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Alexander H44/34F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 10 October 1976, Byker Depot, Newcastle
(added 17 August 2015)
ACH430, Trent fleet number 600, a 1948 AEC Regal III with Windover body, withdrawn in October 1959 sold to WJ Hall (Trelyn Motors) and scrapped by 1963.
Photo taken late 1948, Trent Central Works, Uttoxeter New Road Derby
(added 17 August 2015)
191AWL is a 1956 Weymann L30/26RD bodied AEC Regent Mk. V MD3RV in the fleet of C.Bannister (Isle Coaches) of Owston Ferry, Lincolnshire. It is seen in the livery of its original owner - City of Oxford Motor Services (No.191). It was operated by Sheffield of Cleethorpes in between.
Photo taken Friday 2 April 1971, Scunthorpe Steelworks
(added 17 August 2015)
Perhaps this view of Bournemouth M4, OLJ404M, will redeem the inclusion of identical bus M3 in the "Ugly Buses Ball" gallery , perhaps due to the stunning sea front location. (or maybe not)!
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 1975, Bournemouth Sea Front
(added 17 August 2015)

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