SCT '61 Photo Index
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Now preserved COMS 703, NJO703, seen with Hoys, Contractor, of Princes Risborough in 1967(?). It was an AEC Regal III from 1949 with Willowbrook DP32F body.
Photo taken 1966/7
(added 17 November 2019)
Former Nottingham 420, DAU420C, at Ensign Bus awaiting re-sale. It was a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2 with Northern Counties H44/33F body, new in June 1965.
Photo taken Aug 1977
(added 17 November 2019)

Churchbridge, Cannock 38, EBF217, was a Bedford SB1, new in January 1961, with a Duple Super Vega C41F body, seen at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 27 April 1963, Wembley Stadium
(added 13 November 2019)
Reliance, Newbury 79, 453BMO, new in July 1962, was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Vega C41F body, seen at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 27 April 1963, Wembley Stadium
(added 13 November 2019)
New in September 1958, White, Camberley 6, 390GPD, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body, seen at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 27 April 1963, Wembley Stadium
(added 13 November 2019)
Goldsmith, Sicklemere NCF111 was a Bedford SB3 with a Plaxton Consort IV C41F body new in June 1959, which was seen at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 27 April 1963, Wembley Stadium
(added 13 November 2019)
East Midland, Chesterfield 550, GVO550K, a Bristol RELL6G with an Eastern Coachworks B44D body was seen in Newcastle.
Photo taken Thursday 9 August 1979, Carliol Square, Newcastle
(added 13 November 2019)
Northern General, Gateshead 3086, RCN702, seen in Newcastle, was a Park Royal 3R2RH Routemaster with a Park Royal H41/31F body.
Photo taken Thursday 9 August 1979, Carliol Square, Newcastle
(added 13 November 2019)

Seen at a rally in Weymouth, in the livery of Jones, Aberbeeg, LTX311 was a Leyland PS2/5 with a Massey B35F body which had been new to Caerphilly in June 1952, with fleet number 1.
Photo taken Sunday 1 July 1979, Weymouth
(added 10 November 2019)
O.K. Motor Services, Bishop Auckland JCU855G seen in Bishop Auckland was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Duple Northern Commander IV C51F body.
Photo taken Monday 6 August 1979, Bishop Auckland
(added 10 November 2019)
Pearson (contractor), Hetton-le-Hole UJF177 was a Leyland PD3/1 with a Metro Cammell H41/33R body new in July 1959 as Leicester 177.
Photo taken Wednesday 8 August 1979, Chester-le-Street
(added 10 November 2019)
Pearson (contractor), Hetton-le-Hole 63BUA, was a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Plaxton Embassy C49C body which had been new to Wallace Arnold, Leeds in 1962.
Photo taken Wednesday 8 August 1979, Chester-le-Street
(added 10 November 2019)
Northern General 4179, HCN5G, seen in Chester-le-Street, was a Leyland PSU3A/4R Leopard with an Alexander C47F body.
Photo taken Wednesday 8 August 1979, Chester-le-Street
(added 10 November 2019)
Northern General, Gateshead 3129, 254CLT, which was seen in Newcastle, was new as London Transport RMF1254 and was an A.E.C. R2RH Routemaster with a Park Royal H41/31F body.
Photo taken Wednesday 8 August 1979, Carliol Square, Newcastle
(added 10 November 2019)

Derby Corporation 189, KRC189D, a Daimler CVG6DD built in 1966 with Roe H37/28R bodywork.
Photo taken May 1973, Derby Railway Station
(added 8 November 2019)

Seen here at Gilwell Park on a Cub/Scout weekend Jamboree is Continental Pioneer, Richmond ALR454B, which was a Leyland L2 Leopard with a Harrington Cavalier C41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 6 July 1974, Gilwell Park
(added 7 November 2019)
Torr, Netherfield 66KWD, an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Harrington Grenadier C51F body, was seen at Gilwell Park on a Cub/Scout weekend Jamboree.
Photo taken Saturday 6 July 1974, Gilwell Park
(added 7 November 2019)
Apart from a Bedford OB bought in 1960 and a VAL14 bought in 1967, 1974 was the only year in which Bedfords joined the Dearneways fleet. As well as those which came with the Fretwell business, four former Grey-Green five year old Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodied VAM70s were acquired (WLT581-4G). WLT581G, seen here entering Sheffield Central Bus Station on the evening of 27 June 1975, with the iconic Park Hill Flats in the background, stayed the longest, being withdrawn in 1979; the rest went in 1978.
Photo taken Friday 27 June 1975, Central Bus Station, Sheffield
(added 7 November 2019)
The New Bus Grant introduced in the wake of the 1968 Transport Act prompted Dearneways to buy its first new vehicles. Unsurprisingly, they were Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopards. NWX873K and NWX874K took to the road in 1972, followed by WWY675L and WWY676L in 1973. All were PSU3B/4R Leopards with Elite Express III C51F bodies.
Photo taken Saturday 29 March 1975, Central Bus Station, Sheffield
(added 7 November 2019)
I, and two friends discovered this vehicle at Moss Hey Vehicle Dismantlers at Shaw, near Oldham, in November 1979. 203FBU was new to Oldham Corporation as a Non-PSV in 1963. In 1973, it was sold on to the 2/230th Johnson-Hewlett Scouts of Droylesden, Manchester.
Photo taken Moss Hey Vehicle Dismantlers, Shaw, near Oldham
(added 7 November 2019)

Seen at Wembley Stadium is Middleton, Rugeley SVO548, an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Venturer III C41F body, which had been new to Barton, Chilwell in June 1955, as number 749 and as C38FT, being converted to C41F in May 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 1 June 1974, Wembley Stadium
(added 6 November 2019)
M Charlton & Sons, Newbrough, 45 STY429, a Bedford SB1 built in 1960 with Duple Midland B43F bodywork.
Photo taken early 1960s?, Haymarket Bus Station, Newcastle upon Tyne
(added 6 November 2019)

Hastings & District 3A, DY4965 is seen at Hastings. It was a Guy BTX with a Dodson body new in 1928.
Photo taken Saturday 25 August 1962, Hastings
(added 5 November 2019)
Caroline Seagull (Cobholm), Great Yarmouth, JVF226N, a Ford R1114 buit 1975 with Plaxton Panorama Elite III C53F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1982, South Quay, Great Yarmouth
(added 5 November 2019)
Battersby's Coach Hire (Griffiths), Walkden, 865UAE, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1963 with ECW C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Chester
(added 5 November 2019)
YXA372, new in March 1960, was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body, new in January 1961, in the Fallowfield & Britten fleet of Ewer, London N.16 and is seen in Hastings.
Photo taken Saturday 25 August 1962, Hastings
(added 5 November 2019)
Smith, Reading JRD990 was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Elizabethan C41C body seen in Hastings, and had been new in March 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 25 August 1962, Hastings
(added 5 November 2019)
YLF359 was a Bedford SB8 with a Harrington Crusader C41F body, new in January 1960, in the Grey Green fleet of Ewer, London N.16, and is seen at Hastings.
Photo taken Saturday 25 August 1962, Hastings
(added 5 November 2019)

Western S.M.T., Kilmarnock 2077, DSD718D, a Bristol RELH6G with an Alexander C38FT body, is seen in Semley Place, as it arrives at Victoria Coach Station ready for the service to Aberdeen.
Photo taken Saturday 1 June 1974, Semley Place, London Victoria
(added 4 November 2019)
Seen at Wembley Stadium, Nottingham 1, BTV601K, the first of a pair, was a Bedford YRQ with a Willowbrook C45F body, new in April 1972.
Photo taken Saturday 1 June 1974, Wembley Stadium
(added 4 November 2019)
Maidstone & District OR1, HKL819, seen in Hastings, was an A.E.C. O662 Regal with a Beadle B36F body when new in November 1946 as SO9. It was converted to OB35F in May 1958 and renumbered to OR1.
Photo taken Saturday 25 August 1962, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings
(added 4 November 2019)
Maidstone & District OR3, HKL836, seen in Hastings, was an A.E.C. O662 Regal with a Beadle B36F body when new in March 1947 as SO26. It was converted to OB35F in June 1958 and renumbered to OR3.
Photo taken Saturday 25 August 1962, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings
(added 4 November 2019)
Maidstone & District OR2, HKL826, seen in Hastings, was an A.E.C. O662 Regal with a Beadle B36F body when new in September 1946 as SO16. It was converted to OB35F in November 1957 and renumbered to OR2.
Photo taken Saturday 25 August 1962, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings
(added 4 November 2019)

Scotts Grey 1, RHN548, is the Plaxton FC14F bodied Austin K8CVC dating from 1952.
Photo taken Sunday 6 October 2019, Flower of May Holiday Park, Scarborough
(added 3 November 2019)
East Yorkshire 932, DKH932L, seen in Wellington Street Coach Station in Leeds, was a Bristol VRTSL6G with an Eastern Coachworks H39/31F body.
Photo taken Monday 15 April 1974, Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
(added 3 November 2019)
6242UM, of Taylor, London S.E.1. , was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Plaxton Embassy C41C body which, when new in June 1961, had been hired by Wallace Arnold from Stanley Hughes (Dealer), Gomersal. It was in Kitchin livery when new, was licensed to Wallace Arnold (Devon) and operated in Devon.
Photo taken Monday 27 May 1974, Byward Street, London
(added 3 November 2019)
Barry, Harrow Weald FUU83C, seen here, in Byward Street, London about to enter the Tower of London coach park whilst working on hire to Best, London W.5, was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Harrington Grenadier C31F body.
Photo taken Monday 27 May 1974, Byward Street, London
(added 3 November 2019)
Surrey Motors, Sutton 46, 680UPA, a Ford 570E, new in May 1961 with a Duple Yeoman C41F body, is seen in Hastings.
Photo taken Saturday 25 August 1962, Hastings
(added 3 November 2019)
VGT325 of Orange, London N.16, new in Aprill 1958, was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple Vega C37F body seen in Hastings.
Photo taken Saturday 25 August 1962, Hastings
(added 3 November 2019)
409ALC was a Leyland L1 Leopard with a Duple Britannia C41C body new in June 1960 to Banfield, London S.E.15 and is seen in Hastings.
Photo taken Saturday 25 August 1962, Hastings
(added 3 November 2019)
390BLK was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body, new in January 1961, in the Grey Green fleet of Ewer, London N.16 is seen in Hastings.
Photo taken Saturday 25 August 1962, Hastings
(added 3 November 2019)

Dublin Hire Coaches OZJ133 re-registered in Ireland in 1967, was a Leyland Leopard with Plaxton Embassy body, imported into Dublin by Matt Ascough.
Photo taken 1967/68, beside The River Liffey, Dublin
(added 2 November 2019)
Bristol LHL, registration number GZU613, new in July 1969, operated by PAB Transport Dublin.
Photo taken 1970s
(added 2 November 2019)
Dublin Hire Coaches, DZU569, a Leyland Leopard according to the badge attached, with Plaxton body, and a 1969 Dublin registration plate.
Photo taken 1969-1972, Knocklyon Road, Dublin
(added 2 November 2019)
A recent photo of former Huddersfield 472, HVH472D.
Photo taken Wednesday 16 October 2019
(added 2 November 2019)
Now fully restored to original condition this West Riding Guy Arab IV with Roe lowbridge body 855, KHL855, which dates from 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 26 October 2019, Pudsey Civic Hall, Cote Lane, Pudsey
(added 2 November 2019)
A pair of former West Yorkshire Bristol Lodekkas await a buyer at the premises of North of Sherburn the well known dealer. DX46, RWY824, dates from 1956 while former York West Yorkshire YDX74, UWU978, is some two years younger.
Photo taken 1974, Sherburn in Elmete
(added 2 November 2019)
Darlington 27, VHN527G, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LW built in 1968 with Roe B43D+18 bodywork.
Photo taken August 1975, West Row, Darlington
(added 2 November 2019)
Rear view of Darlington 34, VHN534G, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LW built in 1968 with Roe B43D bodywork.
Photo taken May 1982, Tubwell Row, Darlington
(added 2 November 2019)
Darlington 34, VHN534G, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LW built in 1968 with Roe B43D bodywork.
Photo taken April 1974, Tubwell Row, Darlington
(added 2 November 2019)

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