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JD Peace, Kirkwall, Orkney, 6888WA, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork (UW 4-18-3). Acquired in 1972, this was still in the livery of the previous operator, Hague of Sheffield.
Photo taken August 1973, Garage, Kirkwall
(added 5 July 2015)
J Leask & Son, Lerwick, Shetland, SSA550, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1960 with Harrington Cavalier C37F bodywork (UW 6-10-0). A rather poor view of a vehicle that had been new to McIntyre Coach Tours, Bucksburn, Aberdeen.
Photo taken August 1973, Commercial Street, Lerwick
(added 5 July 2015)
SELNEC Southern 5604, 104UTU, a Leyland Titan PD2/37 built 1962 with Northern Counties H36/28F bodywork, new as SHMD 4.
Photo taken April 1973, Ashton Under Lyne Bus Station
(added 5 July 2015)
Malta Y-0331 A E C Reliance MU3RA built in 1955 with Debono DP45F bodywork from 1969. Formerly registered HWH450 and new to Knowles of Bolton, this had had Burlingham coach bodywork. It subsequently became DBY331.
Photo taken early 1990s, Bus station, Valletta
(added 5 July 2015)
Royal Blue 2351, 837SUO, a Bristol RELH6G with ECW C45F body, is captured at St. Ives bus station - also known as Malakoff bus station. It was there to recreate a 1960s photo shoot as part of the 2015 Royal Blue run.
Photo taken Saturday 20 June 2015, St. Ives Cornwall
(added 5 July 2015)
BMMO C1 KHA301 has been off the road since the beginning of 2013. A small team are working their way through the rebuilding and they put the vehicle on it's wheels recently and it came out to see day light and to make sure it sits correctly - they have still got a long way to go, with the front roof dome now needing to be removed to enable new front near and offside ash pillars to be joined to good wood in the roof structure.
Photo taken Tuesday 2 June 2015, private site in Coventry
(added 5 July 2015)
The late 1970s saw me chairing a local 18 plus group and attending national conferences. In 1979 the conference and dance were held in Southport and their 18 plus group hired open top CWM154C Leyland "thingy" to take Miss 18 plus around the town.
Photo taken March 1979, Southport
(added 5 July 2015)
CPO345B, a rather sad looking Bedford SB with Duple bodywork, seen here with travellers at Waterhall travellers site near Patcham. Despite its shabby looks it was in rude health mechanically.
Photo taken Saturday 12 April 2003, Waterhall, Patcham
(added 5 July 2015)

TAA900 with Elmtree of Wealdstone, Middlesex, an AEC Reliance MU3RV /Harrington Wayfarer C41F new in 1958 to Creamline of Bordon, Hants.
Photo taken 1975, Wealdstone, Middlesex
(added 4 July 2015)
East Kent Road Car Company MJG50, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Beadle C41C body of 1957. There were only 12 of these (41 to 52, although EK did not use fleet numbers) but I recall seeing them all the time on services to Victoria Coach Station. This one has additional trim around its waist in order to take an early EK interpretation of NBC livery.
Photo taken 1975, Battersea Wharf
(added 4 July 2015)
Looking most unlike a "Tilling" group purchase and far from home, Wilts and Dorset 925, PEL904G, a 1969 Bedford VAL with Duple Northern C49F body sits in the sun at Killermont Street parking area. What was it doing up there?
Photo taken Jul 1971, Killermont Street, Glasgow
(added 4 July 2015)
SBG buses were parked by the river Clyde at Clyde Street between runs and MD1531, MSD395, a 1959 Leyland PD3/3 with Alexander L35/32RD body sits on top of tram rails.
Photo taken Oct 1970, Clyde Street, Glasgow
(added 4 July 2015)
Thomas, Barry, South Wales Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R ATG708J with Willowbrook B53F body, new in 1970 gets my full marks for the rear destination display at Cardiff Bus Station. Was this feature common on this style of bodywork?
Photo taken Wednesday 28 August 1974, Cardiff Bus Station
(added 4 July 2015)
Seen in the Headrow is Leeds 393, NNW393, a Leyland H30/26R bodied Leyland PD2/1 new in March 1950 which is operating the route to Rodley from Rockingham Street Bus Station. After withdrawal in January 1967 it passed to Hartwood Finance Ltd., Barnsley.
Photo taken Saturday 21 August 1954, Headrow, Leeds
(added 4 July 2015)
Leeds 361, NNW361, seen in Great George Street, Leeds was a Leyland PD2/1 with a Leyland H30/26R body new in January 1950 and is about to turn into Calverley Street on its way from Rockingham Street Bus Station to Rodley. It passed to Hartwood Finance Ltd., Barnsley after withdrawal in May 1966.
Photo taken Saturday 21 August 1954, Great George Street, Leeds
(added 4 July 2015)
A poor shot of Leeds 327, JUG627, one of fifteen Leyland PD1s new in 1946 with Roe H31/25R bodies seen here in Rockingham Street Bus Station operating a peak hour short working to Bramley Broad Lane on the Rodley route. 327 was new in May 1946 and was withdrawn from service in October 1959, passing to North (dealer), Leeds in July 1961 and then was one of four passing to Banfield, London S.E.17 in August 1961
Photo taken Friday 27 August 1954, Rockingham Street Bus Station, Leeds
(added 4 July 2015)
Seen in Leeds near the former West Yorkshire Road Car bus station is Wilts and Dorset 923, LMR734F, a 1968 Bedford VAL70 with Duple Northern bodywork. This was one of four coach bodied VALs bought in that year.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1969, Edward Street, Leeds
(added 4 July 2015)

Stratford Blue 55, 5455WD, a Leyland Tiger Cub with Marshall DP41F bodywork, a posed photograph taken outside Mary Arden's house at Wilmcote, soon after delivery in 1962.
Photo taken 1962, outside Mary Arden's house, Wilmcote
(added 3 July 2015)
Southend Corporation Transport 336, CJN436C, a Leyland PD3/6 with Massey H38/32R bodywork, seen shortly after delivery in 1965.
Photo taken mid 1965, London Road Garage, Southend
(added 3 July 2015)
London Co-Operative Society, Stratford UAN726, a 1961 AEC 'Reliance' with Duple 'Britannia III' C41C coachwork.
Photo taken Saturday 17 June 1967, Central Coach Station, Susans Road, Eastbourne
(added 3 July 2015)
London Co-Operative Society of Stratford JJD403, a 1955 AEC 'Reliance' with Yeates 'Riviera' C41C coachwork
Photo taken Saturday 17 June 1967, Central Coach Station, Susans Road, Eastbourne
(added 3 July 2015)
J Clubb of Wilmington, Kent 922DLK, one of three 1962 Ford 'Thames Trader' 570E with Duple 'Yeoman' coachwork.
Photo taken Wednesday 28 July 1965, Greencroft Coach Park, Eastbourne
(added 3 July 2015)
Leeds 586 seen in Whingate approaching the terminus on its journey from Crossgates was ex London Transport 2157, and previously London United 388, entering service in Leeds on 5th February 1952. It was of the UCC/2 class with G.E.C. electrical equipment and it seated 42/28 in its Union Construction Company body built at Feltham, Middlesex.
Photo taken Friday 20 July 1956, Whingate, Leeds
(added 3 July 2015)
Seen in Altrincham Bus Station is North Western 621, HJA621, one of ten A.E.C. MU3RA Reliances with Burlingham B44F bodies new in 1955. Buses now use the Interchange outside Altrincham Station. Withdrawn in 1968, it passed to Greatrex, Stafford as number 110 in July 1969.
Photo taken Saturday 7 February 1959, Altrincham Bus Station
(added 3 July 2015)
Chris Stewart managed to get three FL6Gs in his view, but checking my original slide, I think there may be another one lurking behind L1560, 15AAX, with Red and White at Pontypridd. I have no idea how to pronounce the destination showing!
Photo taken Thursday 29 August 1974, Pontypridd
(added 3 July 2015)

A recent posting showed CCA768L, a Bedford SB5 with Willowbrook 41 seat bodywork bodywork new to Bryn Mellin of Llangollen in an all over blue livery. Comment was made at the time that the post de-regulation livery was somewhat garish. This shot taken in Llangollen allows a comparison with the original blue scheme
Photo taken Thursday 19 June 1986, Llangollen
(added 2 July 2015)
Richards of Moylgrove had a large number of Bedfords over the years. Seen at the depot is MHK798J, a former Harris of Grays Bedford YRQ with Plaxton bodywork, new to Harris in 1971 and seen here at Richards depot in 1992 when twenty odd years old.
Photo taken August 1992, Moylgrove, South West Wales
(added 2 July 2015)
AYV651 is London Transport STL469 and was taken on my only visit to the London Transport collection when it was at Syon Park. It was one of only two buses I photographed; the other is too poor to submit, being an out of focus BXD576 in green and cream livery.
Photo taken Monday 23 July 1979, Syon Park
(added 2 July 2015)
I'm extremely grateful for Colin Billington to allow me to take this picture and share it and providing the information. 1836, LTA946, is the only KS6B that SNOC had which was bought for the Weymouth to Exeter and Weymouth to Bournemouth trunk routes. I am told that its last journey with SN was as a replacement for a broken down FLF on the Bournemouth route.
Photo taken Friday 19 June 2015, Private site near Fifield
(added 2 July 2015)
MHY765 Leyland Comet with Duple body of Orient Coaches.
Photo taken Sunday 21 June 2015, Peak Rail Rally, Rowsley
(added 2 July 2015)
Tynemouth 2803, LCN503K, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX with Willowbrook body from 1972 in Whitley Bay. Presumably every intending passenger would know where the "Fish Quay" was! One for Mr Alan Hall!
Photo taken Saturday 11 March 1972, Park Avenue, Whitley Bay
(added 2 July 2015)

Midland Red 5237, 5237HA, a Class S18 Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1963 with Willowbrook B53F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Leamington Spa bus station
(added 1 July 2015)
Worthen Travel, Shrewsbury, MHU52, a Bedford OB built 1950 with Duple B30F bodywork. Taken in the Ironbridge area, this had been new as Bristol Tramways 210.
Photo taken Ironbridge
(added 1 July 2015)
W.Alexander (Fife) Lodekka FRD144, RWG367, from 1961 in service in the spring of 1969 serving the Dunfermline area Rumblingwell! Does this apply to the passengers or the Gardner engine?
Photo taken 1969, Dunfermline
(added 1 July 2015)
Representing some of the preserved vehicles operating on the "Running Day " as part of Glasgow's West End festival, two Central SMT buses B87 (TVS367 originally GM9287) a 1958 Bristol LD6G and BL346 (HGM346E), a 1967 FLF6G, rest between duties near the Riverside Museum. Both vehicles are part of the G.V.V.T. collection
Photo taken 28 Jun 2015, Riverside Museum Car Park, Glasgow
(added 1 July 2015)

This ex London Daimer Fleetline was amongst the last vehicles bought by Primrose Valley prior to their takeover by East Yorkshire. New to London as their DMS665, MLK665L, in 1973 it was sold out of service in 1980 and bought by Graham of Paisley who took out the centre exit. In 1984 it went to A1 member McGregor of Saltcoats eventually being bought by Primrose Valley in 1989. It became 365 in the East Yorkshire fleet in which guise it is seen here although it carries Primrose Valley Coaches fleetname.
Photo taken Tuesday 23 October 1990, Somerset Terrace, Scarborough
(added 30 June 2015)
Bradford no.505, NAK505H, an AEC Swift MP2R built in 1969 with Marshall B45D bodywork. Looks to be on an 'empty stock' working, passing the terminus at the top of The Avenue, Clayton
Photo taken December 1971, The Avenue, Clayton, Bradford
(added 30 June 2015)
Interior of Bradford trolleybus with conductor making up his waybill, a typical scene in the days of Bradford City Transport.
Photo taken late 1971, Thornton Terminus
(added 30 June 2015)
Maidstone & District 3323 and 3335 (323NKT/33 NKT), the latter in dual-purpose livery, 1961 built AEC 'Reliances' with Weymann DP40F bodywork
Photo taken Sunday 12 May 1968
(added 30 June 2015)
Maidstone & District 4433, 433LKE, a 1960 AEC 'Reliance' with Harrington C41F bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 17 June 1967, Beach Road/Royal Parade junction, Eastbourne
(added 30 June 2015)
Cook's of Westcliff-on-Sea XNO644, a 1954 Bedford SB with Yeates 'Riviera' C35F coachwork new to Frank Harris of Grays.
Photo taken Sunday 7 August 1966, Central Coach Station, Susans Road, Eastbourne
(added 30 June 2015)

Southdown 1963 built Marshall bodied Leyland 'Leopard' PSU3/1R 118, 118CUF, working as a 51 seater with conductor. Seen climbing Willingdon Road on the last leg of its inland journey on route 25 from Brighton via Lewes to Eastbourne.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 December 1965, Willingdon Road, Eastbourne
(added 29 June 2015)

Leeds 359 was new in July 1922 and was a top covered open balcony tram built at Kirkstall Road works, by the transport department, seating 36/22 in the body mounted on a Hurst Nelson 21E truck which was replaced by a Peckham P.22 Pendulum truck c1925. The balconies were enclosed in June 1936 and it was last repainted in June 1946, being withdrawn from service on 24th April 1951. It was converted to a decorated car for the Festival of Britain with a revolving globe of the world mounted at one end.
Photo taken Friday 18 March 1955, Whingate, Leeds
(added 28 June 2015)
Seen at the Gipton terminus is Chamberlain tram 8 new in September 1926 with a Brush 46/26 body on an E.M.B. Pivotal truck whch had been replaced by a Peckham P.35 Pendulum truck in April 1949. The track approaching the terminus was in a cutting known locally as "Gipton Gulch". 8 was last used in service in June 1955 and was burned at Lowfields Road Permanent Way Yard on 13th July 1955.
Photo taken Friday 22 April 1955, Gipton, Leeds
(added 28 June 2015)
Seen at the Lupton Avenue stop in York Road on its way to Gipton on the penultimate day of the service is Leeds Horsfield 223, one of 100 new in 1931 with Brush 37/23 bodies on Peckham P.35 Pendulum trucks. It retained its three piece destination displays, although latterly the via one was not used, and was therefore not fitted with the Pullman sliding vents often fitted at the same time as the single blind display.
Photo taken Friday 22 April 1955, York Road, Leeds
(added 28 June 2015)
Leeds Horsfield 181 is seen at the Elland Road terminus about to return to Meanwood one week before closure of the route which took place on June 25th. It was one of 100 such trams with Brush 37/23 bodies on Peckham P.35 Pendulum trucks new in 1931. New in June 1931, the Pullman vents were fitted in January 1949, the single blind destination in June 1951 and the bow tubes replacing the pulley wheels on the roof in November 1953. It never received electric bells and was withdrawn on 7th November 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 18 June 1955, Elland Road, Leeds
(added 28 June 2015)
Leeds bought 150 Chamberlain trams between July 1926 and May 1927 in addition to the ones which they constructed in their own works. Brush provided the bodies for 1-75 and English Electric those for 76-150 with all seating 46/26 on E.M.B. Pivotal trucks. Seen here at Lawnswood is number 60 which was fitted with a Peckham P.35 Pendulum truck replacing the Pivotal one in August 1948.
Photo taken Saturday 23 July 1955, Lawnswood, Leeds
(added 28 June 2015)
Leeds Horsfield 172 seen at the terminus at Beeston had a Brush 37/23 body on a Peckham P.35 Pendulum truck. New in May 1931 it was fitted with single blind destinations and Pullman vents in December 1951 and bow tubes on the roof in February 1953. It was withdrawn on 7th November 1959, the last day of tram operation in Leeds.
Photo taken Sunday 18 September 1955, Beeston, Leeds
(added 28 June 2015)

A pair of Red and White FL6Gs new in October 1960 with ECW H37/33RD bodies, on the left L9670, 9AAX, and a rear view of L160, VAX508.
Photo taken Saturday 1 April 1978, Tredegar
(added 27 June 2015)
Red and White FL6G L1960, 19AAX, new in October 1960 with a ECW H37/33RD body, with to the left what looks like VKG328, which was a Western Welsh Atlantean new in 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 1 April 1978, CrossKeys
(added 27 June 2015)

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