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Chaldon Herring is a small village in Dorset near to Lulworth Cove. On holiday there I was surprised to come across this. JLJ403 was a Leyland Tiger PS2/1 with Burlingham FC32F body that was rapidly modified to FC31F and entered service as Bournemouth 46 on 22 August 1949. In August 1959 it was converted for one-man operation and fitted with seats from withdrawn trolleybuses to give a revised capacity of 35.
Photo taken Thursday 30 August 2001, Chaldon Herring
(added 26 November 2014)
Southern Vectis 702, CDL899 , a pre-war Bristol K5G, always seemed to be a permanent fixture of summer days on the Isle of Wight. In spotless condition, it awaits passengers at Sandown Clock, a reminder of sunshine breezes on top!
Photo taken Wednesday 8 September 1976, Sandown, Isle of Wight
(added 26 November 2014)
After the Exeter Corporation fleet was taken over by Devon General, Exeter 56, UFJ296, a Park Royal bodied Guy Arab IV built in 1957, was used as a learner bus and kept the Corporation livery. A green bus amidst Devon General red at Torquay Garage.
Photo taken Monday 22 March 1976, Devon General Torquay Garage
(added 26 November 2014)
Yorkshire Traction 363, WHE363J, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX with Alexander W-type B45D body, new in 1970.
Photo taken early 1971, Lord Street, Huddersfield
(added 26 November 2014)
Yet another variation on the C-B-C vents on York-West Yorkshire YDX91, 2225WW, a FS6B built in 1960 being overtaken by 1951 Bristol K6B YDB82, KWU353, outside York Station. Both are on the then York city services 2 and 5A. Newer Lodekkas can be seen in the background making their way round the city walls.
Photo taken Monday 22 June 1970, York Railway Station
(added 26 November 2014)
Rochester & Marshall, Hexham, FAW523, a Bedford OB built in 1949 with Duple B30F bodywork. It had been new to Shropshire County Council.
Photo taken mid 1960s?, Priestpopple, Hexham
(added 26 November 2014)

Up until the delivery of the Glasgow Atlanteans in 1962, there were only three of these buses in Scotland. Two were delivered to J Laurie, Hamilton and XVA444 (1960 build) along with 60AVA became part of Central SMT's fleet in 1961 (HR1). XVA444 eventually found its way into the Grahams of Paisley fleet and is seen here in Hawkhead Road, Paisley, as their L1. As is well known, the SBG standardised on Daimler Fleetlines in the sixties.
Photo taken Saturday 14 October 1972, Hawkhead Road, Paisley
(added 25 November 2014)
Previously shown with Wilsons, ex Leeds AEC Reliance 44KUA with Roe B41D body was operated by Grampian as their 44 and can be seen here at the King Street Garage in Aberdeen, still with A.C.T. crest.
Photo taken Thursday 31 July 1975, King Street, Aberdeen
(added 25 November 2014)
A near side view of preserved Lincoln 73, UVL873M, a 1973 Bristol RELL6 Lwith Alexander bodywork The livery celebrates 150 years of Lincoln CO-OP who paid for the restoration of the bus
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2014, Skipton Coach Street Car Park
(added 25 November 2014)
GMR967 was a Leyland Comet with (apparently) Reading bodywork and had originally operated, as I understood it from Ted Heslop at the time, with an operator called Armstead of Newton Turny. However, once I decoded the Geordie accent I realised it was actually Newton Tony.
Photo taken Sunday 27 September 1987, Colliery Yard Garage, Acomb
(added 25 November 2014)
Alexander P331, WG4445, looks more modern at first glance than it is and is seen at the end of the 1976 Trans-Pennine Run in Harrogate and appears to be having some attention. This vehicle was new to Simpsons and Forresters as their 45 in 1937 and absorbed into the Alexander fleet the following year. In 1949 it was rebodied Alexander C30F and ran as a tour coach in the Lawson fleet, but was fitted with 39 bus seats in 1959. It passed to the Midland fleet on the division of W. Alexander in 1961 but didn't run for them very long.
Photo taken Sunday 1 August 1976, Knaresborough Road Stray, Harrogate
(added 25 November 2014)

KW474, a 1927 Leyland Lion PLSC1 with Leyland B31F Body- 'Lincoln No. 1'. This vehicle entered service with Blythe and Berwick of Bradford. It later passed to the West Yorkshire Road Car Company and finally to Jersey Motor Transport in the late 1930s.
Photo taken Sunday 2 November 2014, LVVS running day
(added 24 November 2014)
UVL873M is Lincoln 73, preserved in all over advertising livery, a Bristol RELL6L with Alexander Y-type B48F body, new in 1974.
Photo taken Sunday 2 November 2014, Near LVVS Lincoln
(added 24 November 2014)
NAT766A is Grimsby and Cleethorpes 57, formerly registered TJV100, a 1962 Daimler CVG6-30 with Roe front entrance bodywork. Believed to have been reregistered around 1989
Photo taken Sunday 2 November 2014, LVVS running day
(added 24 November 2014)
XSL228A is a Bristol Lodekka FS6G built in 1961 with ECW CO33/27R bodywork. It was originally 866NHT with Bristol Omnibus Company. It joined East Yorkshire Motor Services in 2014.
Photo taken Sunday 2 November 2014, Lincoln (arriving at LVVS running day)
(added 24 November 2014)
Although this is a Bus Rally scene, the backdrop to the preserved vehicles has changed significantly, as has indeed the foreground. To the buses, taking part in the 1976 Trans-Pennine Run, leading the pack is Florence Motors 23, JTB749, an AEC Regal III O962 with Burlingham C33F body. Behind is the York Pullman Regent III followed by the St. Helens RT.
Photo taken Sunday 1 August 1976, Corporation Street, Manchester
(added 24 November 2014)
The WETC at Winkleigh could always be counted on to provide some interesting surprises on a visit. One such surprise was this Devon General utility Guy Arab which had been rebodied by Roe. Numbered DG314, JTA314, in the fleet it has survived the intervening years and has recently moved up North to Halifax, but is still apparently in a very similar condition. It's a testimony to the Roe body that despite all those years it still looks solid and straight.
Photo taken Sunday 4 October 1981, West of England Transport Collection, Winkleigh
(added 24 November 2014)

Crosville KG161, LFM742, bound for Machynlleth passing the remains of Esgairgeiliog Station on the A.487, a 1950 Bristol LL5G with ECW B39R body.
Photo taken 1953, Esgairgeiliog Station
(added 23 November 2014)
Crosville DFG225, JFM225D, was a Bristol Lodekka FS6G with ECW H33/27RD bodywork and one of a batch of thirty-five which were that fleet's last new rear-entrance buses. Twenty of the batch had Gardner engines whilst the balance had Bristol engines, but the distribution of the types within the batch wasn't straightforward. My 1966 BBF19 shows the A7 running from Chester to Holywell and, given that services changed more slowly in that era, I suspect that's what it still did at the time of this photo.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 July 1976, Foregate Street, Chester
(added 23 November 2014)
This Edinburgh Guy Arab III saloon 739, ESG652, has a Metro-Cammell body and already appears on SCT61, but this picture shows it has been restored a long time, taking part in the 1976 Trans-Pennine Run. I always looked forward to the Scottish entries as they were both well-restored and interesting and I admired the owners for bringing them such a long way at not inconsiderable cost.
Photo taken Sunday 1 August 1976, Rochdale Road, Todmorden
(added 23 November 2014)
Mulley's of Ixworth RGV111, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Harrington Cavalier C37F body, new to Mulley's in 1961.
Photo taken July 1970, Brighton
(added 23 November 2014)
This photograph is a little misleading as at first sight the bus appears to be restored. In fact it's a testimony to quality of presentation and traditional style of Portsmouth's livery that make it look preserved. I believe the advert indicates its true role, which was a driver training vehicle. The preserved image is enhanced further by the fitment of an old Portsmouth blind dating from the era when motorbus services used letters.
Photo taken Sunday 25 July 1976, Sandtoft Transport Centre
(added 23 November 2014)

Wall's of Wigan BTD871E, a Bedford VAM5 with MCW Metropolitan C45F body, new in 1967. Behind is Yates of Runcorn UTU503E, another VAM5 with Plaxton Panorama I C45F body, then others from Global Tours, Wallace Arnold and Premier Travel. All seen taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967
(added 22 November 2014)
A variety of coaches seen taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Blackpool
(added 22 November 2014)
Black & White 276, KDD276E, a Daimler Roadliner SRC6 with Plaxton Panorama I C44F body, new in 1967. Seen taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally where it won the overall Concours d'Elegance. A couple of weeks later it went on to take the same honour at the Brighton Coach Rally also.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Blackpool
(added 22 November 2014)
Premier Travel of Cambridge 185, FCE132D, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Alexander Y-type C49F, new in 1966. Seen taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Blackpool
(added 22 November 2014)
Yelloway of Rochdale HDK507E, an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR with Plaxton Panorama I C45F body, new in 1967. Seen taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Blackpool
(added 22 November 2014)
Leigh's of Bolton HWH983E, a Bedford VAM with Duple Viceroy C45F body, new in 1967. Seen taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Blackpool
(added 22 November 2014)
Mallam's Coaches of South Shields ECU583E, a Bedford VAL14 with Duple (Northern) Viceroy 36 C52F body, new in 1967. Seen taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Blackpool
(added 22 November 2014)
Bostock's of Congleton VMA466E, a Bedford VAS1 with Plaxton Embassy C29F body, new in 1967. Seen - looking rather lonely all on its own - taking part in the 1967 Blackpool Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 1967, Blackpool
(added 22 November 2014)

Dundee Corporation 233, KTS233H, a Daimler Fleetline/ Alexander "W" type body: this batch has already featured on SCT61 in Tayside livery and with the controversial sagging of the bodywork and rebuilding work. At work in the pleasant suburb of Broughty Ferry, 233 is showing signs of a rear end sag, but a near full load is not helping!
Photo taken May 1974, Broughty Ferry
(added 21 November 2014)
Dundee Corporation 65, NVD310F, an Alexander (W Type) bodied AEC Swift was originally ordered by Hutchison of Overtown, Lanarkshire in 1968. The magnificent clock and H Samuel are still in place.
Photo taken Saturday 25 May 1974, Reform St at High Street, Dundee
(added 21 November 2014)
George Square, Glasgow and a chance to compare three different Alexander (Midland) vehicles: MPD236, Tiger Cub, (TWG590) built in 1962 has been altered to allow OMO but has retained its coach seats, behind are an unidentified Albion Viking (?) and a bus seated Leopard.
Photo taken Saturday 5 October 1974, George Square (North), Glasgow
(added 21 November 2014)
Teesside Municipal Transport H229, 329DPY, a Leyland Titan PD2A/27 built in 1963 with Roe H33/28R bodywork. This had been new as TRTB 29.
Photo taken February 1972, Middlesbrough Exchange
(added 21 November 2014)
North Western RC 848, RDB848, an A E C Reliance AH470 2MU3RA built in 1961 with Alexander DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1971, Arpley Bus Station, Warrington
(added 21 November 2014)
North Western RC 805, RDB805, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built 1960 with Willowbrook DP43F bodywork. Waiting to depart on service 134 to Northwich
Photo taken June 1970, Arpley Bus Station, Warrington
(added 21 November 2014)
Lincoln Corporation 72, UVL872M, a Bristol RELL6L with Alexander Y-type B48F body, new in 1974.
Photo taken January 1974, Alexander's factory, Camelon, near Falkirk
(added 21 November 2014)
Ex Midland Red 4903, 903KHA, a BMMO D9 in its later guise on sightseeing duties at Piccadilly Circus. A similar bus was used in the 1983 USA TV series "Winds of War" , based on the Herman Wouk novel, starring Robert Mitchum. His character and sweetheart take a "sightseeing tour" of London during the blitz (!), on an open topper built in 1960 (!!). Ah....the magic of television!!!
Photo taken Tuesday 28 September 1982, Piccadilly circus, London
(added 21 November 2014)

There has been some concerns raised recently about the London heritage routes and their Routemasters. Seen in peak hour traffic in Whitehall is RM1933, ALD933B of 1964. It carries the original London Transport livery which is appropriate for the bus as LTE came into being in 1933
Photo taken Monday 10 November 2014, Whitehall, London
(added 18 November 2014)
Oban has seen a variety of operators since it was a Alexander (Midland) outpost, then transferred to the Highland Omnibuses area. Along with ex Midland MAC (RMS727) , AEC Reliance/Alexander C41F now Highland B76, ex Central SMT AC3, FGM103D, Albion Viking, now Highland AV5, with Alexander coach body sits outside the former Midland garage in Oban Town.
Photo taken Jul 1972, Oban Garage
(added 18 November 2014)
Warrington Cororation 48, BED729C, a Leyland Titan PD2/40S built 1965 with East Lancashire H39/30F bodywork (7' 6" width).
Photo taken October 1970, Winwick Street, Warrington
(added 18 November 2014)
Warrington Corporation 110, OED215, a Foden PVD6 built in 1956 with East Lancashire H30/28R bodywork.
Photo taken October 1970, Buttermarket Street, Warrington
(added 18 November 2014)
Rawtenstall 18, RTC822, a 1953 Leyland Titan PD2/12 with Leyland body. This vehicle has been under going extensive renovation in Somerset with Quantock Heritage. It is now at Roger Burdett's site for internal renovation and making ready for painting. I'm told that the big question is what livery is it going to be painted in and it is not Rawtenstall or Barton. We'll just have to wait and see.
Photo taken Sunday 16 November 2014, at a private site in Coventry
(added 18 November 2014)

The Isle of Cumbrae, in the Firth of Clyde, can boast two operators for one main supported service between the town of Millport and the ferry terminal, for a population of around 2,000. CSJ364L was a Ford R1014 with Willowbrook C45F body which entered service in 1973 with Millport Motors. The island is popular with cyclists of all ages, this view has only one! as the bus makes its way to the Millport terminus at the old pier. The other operator is appropriately "Cumbrae Coaches"
Photo taken Saturday 4 May 1974, Guildford Street, Millport
(added 16 November 2014)

Stuart Little's recent Edinburgh bus rally photograph prompted me to post this view, taken on the Huddersfield Centenary Rally in 1983, to commemorate one hundred years of municipal public transport. I believe nineteen buses are visible here and they are listed below as far as I can identify. The late Bob Mack will have taken a very similar photograph to this as he was stood on the platform of the bus next to me, only I've forgotten what it was.
Photo taken Sunday 5 June 1983, Slaithwaite Road, Holt Head (between Marsden and Meltham)
(added 15 November 2014)
Birkenhead 6, FCM996, was a Leyland PD2/40 with Massey H31/28R bodywork. It was one of eight new in 1957 all of which passed to Merseyside PTE in December 1969.
Photo taken 1969, Woodside, Birkenhead
(added 15 November 2014)
Birkenhead 148, GCM148E, was a Leyland PD2/37 with Massey H36/30R bodywork. It was one of 15 similar vehicles purchased in 1967 which all passed to Merseyside PTE in December 1969.
Photo taken 1969, Woodside, Birkenhead
(added 15 November 2014)

United AS 223, 2021YG, a Bristol Lodekka FS6B built in 1962 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken August 1976, Scarborough bus station
(added 13 November 2014)
Rees & Williams, Tycroes, UTH78, a Guy Arab IV built in 1959/60 with Massey L31/28RD bodywork.
Photo taken St Mary's Square, Swansea
(added 13 November 2014)

To mark the closure of Hornchurch LT garage in 1988 a charity running day was held on 11th October on four routes formerly worked by Hornchurch. RTL1076, LUC253, working a positioning journey from its base at Ongar, is approaching Harold Wood station on route 256. The 175a blind under the canopy had not been changed from the first leg of its journey from Ongar on route 175a.
Photo taken Saturday 11 October 2014, Harold Wood Station
(added 4 November 2014)

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