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Edinburgh 135, FSC182, a Daimler CVG6/ Met-Cam, 1949 built, seems to have escaped being illustrated on here. This bus, similar to deliveries to Newcastle and of course Birmingham, was exhibited at the Corporation Transport Museum at Shrubhill works for several years alongside tram 35. The museum closed, and the collection was dispersed. Seen on a "Classic Bus " running day outside the Edinburgh Botanic Gardens, 135 ticks over in the shade.
Photo taken Sunday 21 August 1994, Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh
(added 29 March 2015)
London Transport Trolleybus 260, CUL260, class C2 with Met-Cam body rests between turns at Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, disguising its 79 years successfully and a delight to travel on.
Photo taken Sunday 21 September 2014, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft
(added 29 March 2015)
Spotted in a quiet Victoria Street, Westminster, ALD979B, former RM1979, running as a semi-open top for a well known department store, passing iconic UK images.
Photo taken Saturday 11 May 2013, Victoria Street, London
(added 29 March 2015)
Glasgow Corporation trams 22 and 1282 perform for visitors at Crich, emphasising the advances in GB tram design, before the second world war more or less ended further development. Car 22 was built in 1922 and is painted with white route band, whilst the Coronation tram 1282, built 15 years later, was equipped with number screens and appropriately displays the last tram service to operate in September 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 24 April 1999, Crich Tramway Museum, Derbyshire
(added 29 March 2015)
Not a view I would normally have shared! but thread about rear entrance buses being operated on motorway services reminded me of this sacrilege (LDS67A, Stagecoach or Magic bus 1922, originally London Transport RM1274) when competition was fierce between the rival operators in Glasgow. The service operated via the M8 between the city centre and Easterhouse and this was the last day of Routemaster and Magic bus operation, as well as the closure of Anderston Bus Station. The less said about the actual bus, the better.
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1993, Wellington Street, Glasgow
(added 29 March 2015)
Sheffield tram 438 in a spot of bother, photo taken by J.K.Wragg's late great uncle Frank Brindley who was a news photographer.
Photo taken Monday 17 July 1950, Meersbrook
(added 29 March 2015)
Just a glimpse of Sheffield tram 181, as the photo was about the premises were a murder had taken place. Another photo taken by J.K.Wragg's late great uncle Frank Brindley who was a news photographer. (added 29 March 2015)
Sheffield tram 222 on a wet day, another photo taken by J.K.Wragg's late great uncle Frank Brindley who was a news photographer. In the background is a Roe bodied AEC Regent V. (added 29 March 2015)

Watson, St. Martin 3992 was an Albion FT39N with a Reading B36F body new in 1952 seen here at Pleinmont.
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 1973, Pleinmont
(added 28 March 2015)
An interior view of Watson, St. Martin 3992 which was an Albion FT39N with a Reading B36F body new in 1952 seen here at Pleinmont.
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 1973, Pleinmont
(added 28 March 2015)
An interior view to the rear of Watson, St. Martin 3992 which was an Albion FT39N with a Reading B36F body new in 1952 seen here at Pleinmont.
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 1973, Pleinmont
(added 28 March 2015)
Watson, St. Martin 1309 seen at Pleinmont was an Albion NS3N Nimbus with a Reading B36F body new in 1960 and was Watson's newest bus.
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 1973, Pleinmont
(added 28 March 2015)
A rear view of 1309 of Watson, St. Martin seen at Pleinmont. This was an Albion NS3N Nimbus with a Reading B36F body new in 1960 and was Watson's newest bus.
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 1973, Pleinmont
(added 28 March 2015)
Southend purchased six AEC Bridgemasters in order to eliminate the traditional upper saloon lowbridge seating layout. This is 319, WHJ430, a 1960 delivery, at Shoebury Common on a duplicate to the town centre.
Photo taken Summer 1970, Shoebury Common
(added 28 March 2015)
Victoria Coach Station: Organised chaos!. An amazing variety of coaches and companies awaited the photographer but a nightmare for SCT 61 spotters today ! Yorkshire Traction and East Kent coaches are visible amongst the passengers who are walking about completely relaxed. Not a high-viz vest to be seen.
Photo taken Saturday 1 June 1974, Victoria Coach Station, London
(added 28 March 2015)
Leyland National RRM148M was displayed at the Scottish motor show at Kelvin Hall in 1973 and went on to visit various operators on demonstration duties. GGPTE tried it out in June 1974 on service 39 at that time City Centre-Pollok. Its "coach" seats would have been a change from the usual offerings for the passengers waiting at the old style GCT bus stop. GGPTE ordered 20 Nationals 4 years later.
Photo taken Saturday 8 June 1974, Pollok(Towerside Crescent), Glasgow
(added 28 March 2015)
Believed to be Bradford 791, GHN571.
Photo taken c. 1970, Greengates Terminus
(added 28 March 2015)
The staff at Crosville's Wrexham garage were reported to be very fond of their Lodekkas and used them on trunk services until final withdrawal in September 1981. Seen some 18 months prior to this is DFG126, 1206FM, a 1963 vehicle, photographed at Oswestry on layover pending its return to Wrexham on the D2.
Photo taken Saturday 29 March 1980, Oswestry
(added 28 March 2015)

One for the coats of arms gallery. Bradford was well known for including the municipal coat of arms on the front of most of its buses in the post war period by use of these magnificent enamelled badges which I believe were produced by the Bradford firm Fattorini. The modern East Lancs bodies were also decorated with these aluminium strips. Sunbeam F4 845 was given a lower end touch up in case it was necessary to deputise for the official last trolleybus, its sister vehicle 844. For many years I possessed a set of the strips but no badge. I finally got rid of the strips only to then acquire the badge!! I took this picture prior to travelling on the final tour on the Sunday morning.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1972, Thornton Road, Bradford
(added 26 March 2015)
The lettering says it all. On Sunday 26 March 1972 Bradford 844, FWX914, performed the final journeys carrying the civic party to close the Bradford trolleybus system. As was well documented at the time the miners strike had seen trolleybuses suspended in early 1972 and only the determination of all involved ensured that trolleybuses resumed in March so the final swansong could occur. Unfortunately this situation meant that the orginal intention to fully repaint a genuine Bradford vehicle for the closure was vetoed and 844 which had been repainted in 1971, the last trolleybus so treated, was cleaned and lettered at the last minute once the resumption of power was assured.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1972, Leeds Road, Thornbury
(added 26 March 2015)
A final view of Bradford 844 FWX914 entering the works road at Thornbury on 26 March 1972 followed by the ever attendant tower wagon. On the right can be seen 737 DKY737 which would have been the last trolleybus if permission had been granted for a repaint.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1972, Leeds Road, Thornbury
(added 26 March 2015)
Bradford 843, FWX913, a Sunbeam F4, new in 1948 as a single decker to Mexborough & Swinton, bought by Bradford in 1961 and rebodied by East Lancs.
Photo taken c. 1970, Thornton Terminus
(added 26 March 2015)
Bradford 776, CBX531, in Shipley centre bound for Saltaire, a Karrier W new in 1945 to Llanelli, bought by Bradford in 1953 and rebodied by East Lancs H35/28RD before entering service.
Photo taken c. 1970, Briggate, Shipley
(added 26 March 2015)
Bradford 791, GHN571, a Karrier W new in 1944 to Darlington, bought by Bradford in 1957 and rebodied by East Lancs H39/32F the following year.
Photo taken c. 1970, Greengates Terminus
(added 26 March 2015)
Bradford 708, DKY708, a Karrier W new in 1945 and rebodied by East Lancs H37/29F in 1959.
Photo taken c. 1970, Thornton Terminus
(added 26 March 2015)
Unidentified Bradford trolleybus, on route 40 at Thackley Corner, city bound.
Photo taken c. 1970, Thackley Corner
(added 26 March 2015)

Pioneer, St. Helier J33640 was a Volkswagen with a Volkswagen 10 seat body new in April 1964 and is seen in Albert Street, St. Helier.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 1973, Albert Street, St. Helier
(added 25 March 2015)
Photographed at Grouville, this is believed to be the Leyland TD1 with a Leyland H27/24R body, new as a Leyland demonstrator registered TF2678 in 1930, which was acquired by Jersey Motor Transport in December 1931, registered J6041 and given fleet number 39. It was withdrawn in May 1960, passing to Jersey Motor Spares as an office/store and then to a farm at La Route des Cotils, Grouville by the late 1960s.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 1973, Grouville
(added 25 March 2015)
Former Trent 417, RC7927 on its return to Trents Langley Mill depot in 1977. Rescued from a farm near Melton Mowbray and exchanged for a Gardner engine, it arrived painted in a shade of green.
Photo taken 1977, Langley Mill
(added 25 March 2015)
"Are we in Kansas yet? No..about to alight from Eastern Scottish Park Royal/Leyland PD2/20 HH552, OWS552, in Gartloch Road as it speeds into Glasgow on a local service. "Askit" was a favourite advert which occupied the rear panels of many SBG buses at that time. The lop-sided appearance of the rear platform is strange.
Photo taken July 1971, Gartloch Road, Glasgow
(added 25 March 2015)

It's the early evening of Friday 24 March 1972 the last day of public service for trolleybuses in the UK and Bradford 706, DKY706, a 1945 Karrier W with 1960 East Lancs H37/29F body sets down passengers in Tyrell Street after working a service 8 from Duckworth Lane. The start of an evening of trolleybus riding for myself and my brother.
Photo taken Friday 24 March 1972, Tyrrel Street, Bradford
(added 24 March 2015)
Duckworth Lane at 8.15pm on Friday 24 March 1972, and Bradford 735, DKY735, a 1946 Karrier W chassis with 1959 East Lancs H37/29F bodywork arrives in the turning circle ready to return to the City Centre. I wonder what the queue of passengers returning from visiting hour at Bradford Royal Infirmary thought when half the passengers stayed on the bus for the return journey. This turning circle was extremely tight for the replacement motor buses which were 33ft long and was subsequently replaced by one at the other side of the road.
Photo taken Friday 24 March 1972, Duckworth Lane, Bradford
(added 24 March 2015)
Thornton terminus at 9.28pm on Friday 24 March 1972 and Bradford 843, FWX913, a former Mexborough and Swinton 1948 Sunbeam F4 chassis with a 1962 East Lancs body waits for the photographers to finish before departing for the City Centre. In the window at the top of the stairs can be seen four paper notices, a typical Bradford practice, one of which was the trolleybus abandonment notice which somehow mysteriously fell off during the return journey.
Photo taken Friday 24 March 1972, Close Head Lane, Thornton, Bradford
(added 24 March 2015)
A little after 11.15pm on Friday 24 March 1972, and Bradford Karrier W East Lancs 706, DKY706, having worked the 10.55 service 8 from the City Centre to Duckworth Lane, the last scheduled journey, enters Duckworth Lane depot under the glare of television lights. The replacement Leyland Atlanteans lurk in the background.
Photo taken Friday 24 March 1972, Duckworth Lane Depot, Bradford
(added 24 March 2015)
And now it's all over. After working the final departure on service 7 from City Centre to Thornton, Bradford 843, FWX914, a Sunbeam F4 East Lancs combination has run in service for the enthusiasts back to the depot before entering for the last time. Note the missing notice referred to earlier in the evening. Once inside the doors were closed the crowds drifted away and public service trolleybuses in the UK were no more - or so we thought at the time.
Photo taken Friday 24 March 1972, Duckworth Lane Depot, Bradford
(added 24 March 2015)
Bradford trolleybuses carried this notice on each deck during the final weeks of operation. This one fell off (honestly) the top deck of 843 during the evening of Friday 24 March 1972. It was a pure coincidence that later that evening 843 became the last trolleybus to run in public service.
Photo taken Friday 24 March 1972, Bradford
(added 24 March 2015)

Newcastle 123, LVK123, has been featured in black and white on SCT 61, so contrasting with the cadmium yellow and cream buses of that city, 123 was used on a private enthusiasts visit to the Metro test track preserved in the immediate post war bus colours .
Photo taken Saturday 3 September 1977, Tyne and Wear Metro Test Track, Newcastle
(added 23 March 2015)
Darwen 17, 434BTE, a Crossley Regent V /East Lancs follows ex County Motors /West Riding Guy Wulfrunian 995, UCX275, along the lower promenade at Blackpool on the occasion of the Ribble Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 17 August 1980, Lower Promenade, North Shore, Blackpool
(added 23 March 2015)
Blackpool 590, GBV732N, an AEC Swift with Marshall body had been in service for just three months when photographed splashing through slush. Green was added at a later date to the rather bland cream, which would have been difficult to keep clean in that weather.
Photo taken Thursday 27 March 1975, Blackpool Town Centre
(added 23 March 2015)
The temptation to photograph two adjacent consecutive registrations was too much, resulting in frontal views of 1958 AEC Regents with Park Royal bodies (976CWL and 977CWL), Provincial 68 and 69, which were originally with City of Oxford.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1971, Gosport Ferry Terminal
(added 23 March 2015)
Benfleet Daimler heads for home! With buses away on rail replacement duties, every wheel in the Southend fleet had to turn. This 1970 view shows 246, JVW561, a CWA6 with utility Duple bodywork leaving the town centre on service 3 to Benfleet where it began life in the Benfleet & District fleet as a CWG5.
Photo taken Summer 1970, Victoria Circus, London Road, Southend
(added 23 March 2015)

Three graceful old ladies enjoy the afternoon sunshine during their last summer in Southend, being replaced the following year by newly converted lowbridge Massey bodied PD3's. Southend bought six Daimler CWA6 utility bodied buses, five of which originated with Birmingham City Transport, for the sea-front services 67 and 68.
Photo taken Summer 1970, SCT London Road Garage
(added 22 March 2015)
Southend operated six Albion Aberdonians with Weymann 45 seat bodies. Somewhat 'cheap and cheerful' they assisted the growth of what was then one-man operation. This is 205, WHJ429, leaving Rochford on service 8A, an irregular operation via Stroud Green en route to Rayleigh
Photo taken Summer 1970, Rochford
(added 22 March 2015)
Southend took delivery of the first Fleetlines in 1971. Due to a misunderstanding, they arrived with blue roofs much to the annoyance of a certain DSG. This is 365, WJN365J, attracting attention after arrival at London road garage.
Photo taken c.May 1971, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
(added 22 March 2015)
270MHO, Provincial 59, with an AEC Regent II chassis built in 1946 and subsequently re-bodied by Reading of Portsmouth in 1964. BBF1 notes it as "Ex Hawkins" in 1962 and "14" in the Provincial fleet.
Photo taken 30 Jul 1971, Gosport Ferry Terminus
(added 22 March 2015)
Gosport and Fareham Omnibus Co Ltd (Provincial) CHO449C started off as LT G276, GYL416, a Guy Arab with Northern Counties body in 1945. It was acquired by Provincial in May 1963, and in 1965 fitted with an air-cooled engine and rebodied by Reading. The licencing authorities decided that these rebuilds was so radical that they were in effect new vehicles and therefore had to be re-registered
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1971, Gosport Ferry terminus
(added 22 March 2015)
1955 Morris SOG506, no more details known. Was it ever a PSV?
Photo taken Saturday 25 March 1995, A5 near J19 of M1 near Crick in a Pub Yard
(added 22 March 2015)
Now preserved Trent 417, RC7927, a BMMO SON with a Willowbrook B34F body new in 1940 and rebuilt at the Trent Works c.1950/1, seen at a fair. (added 22 March 2015)

Southend Corporation 296, LHJ398, a Leyland PD2 with Massey bodywork new in 1955. Looking rather tired, 296 works a Shoebury Common 'J' schedule working shortly before being replaced by the imminent arrival of the first Daimler Fleetlines.
Photo taken Summer 1970, Warners Bridge, Southend
(added 19 March 2015)
Standerwick 65, OCK65K, a Bristol VRL with ECW CH42/18Ct body built in 1971 waits at the back of the Coliseum bus station before loading for a journey south. This was a handy place to view the comings and goings at the bus station and tram depot as long as you didn't stray too far into the premises of BCT.
Photo taken Monday 10 July 1972, Coliseum Bus Station, Blackpool
(added 19 March 2015)

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