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West Yorkshire RC 4027, OWX181, a Bristol Lodekka LD6B built in 1956 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork. New as DX37, this had been relegated to training duties when seen in Ripon.
Photo taken April 1974, Ripon
(added 26 May 2015)
West Yorkshire RC 1343, JWU334J, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1971 with ECW DP50F bodywork. Slumbering in the sun in Park Street near Middlesbrough's old bus station and looking quite newly delivered but it has been renumbered from SRG143.
Photo taken March 1972, Park Street, Middlesbrough
(added 26 May 2015)
West Yorkshire RC 1956, FWT956J, a Bristol VRTSL6G built in 1970 with ECW O36/31F bodywork. New as York-West Yorkshire YVR56, it was still based in York when seen on sightseeing duties.
Photo taken early 1980s, George Hudson Street, York
(added 26 May 2015)
Trimdon Motor Services, Trimdon Grange, 3377PT, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built 1961 with Duple Yeoman C41F bodywork. Loading at West Hartlepool bus station for the return run to Sedgefield.
Photo taken mid 1960s, West Hartlepool Bus Station
(added 26 May 2015)
Trimdon Motor Services, Trimdon Grange, EPT943B, a Ford Thames Trader 570E built in 1964 with Plaxton Embassy IV C41F bodywork.
Photo taken mid 1960s
(added 26 May 2015)
Trimdon Motor Services, Trimdon Grange, WPT796F, a Ford R192 built in 1967 with Plaxton Derwent B48F bodywork.
Photo taken February 1970, Stockton High Street
(added 26 May 2015)
Runnalls' BVO22C was a Bedford SB5 with a Harrington C41F body and had been new to Barton Transport as their 1022 in August 1965. It is seen parked between trips at Penzance bus station.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Penzance Bus Station
(added 26 May 2015)
VRL918, a Bedford SBO with Duple Midland 40 seat body was the last new bus purchased by Pearce's and became a familiar sight on the route between Polperro and Looe. It was bought in March 1956 and continued in service until the sale of the business in March 1974 by which time it was the oldest bus in the fleet.
Photo taken c.1970, Looe Railway Station
(added 26 May 2015)

Yorkshire Rider 8515, LUG515P, 1975 Leyland Leopard PSU4C/4R/Plaxton DP43F, one of the Yorkshire Rider Leopards repainted in WYRCC colours.
Photo taken Thursday 15 February 1990, Shipley
(added 24 May 2015)
The modern era does not have a monopoly on unfortunate advertising liveries. Seen in Hartlepool in 1972 is Northern General Leyland Atlantean 2139, MUP139D, a 1966 example with Alexander bodywork advertising (if thats the word) a local DIY shop The driver smiling in the corner is the late Harry Hayworth who drove many enthusiasts specials from Leeds in the late sixties and early seventies.
Photo taken 1972, Hartlepool Bus Station
(added 24 May 2015)
New to Bailiss of Barton in the Beans who traded as Clarence Coaches Leicestershire, this Bedford SB3 dates from 1960 and carries a Duple C41F body. It was seen in Nuneaton in 1980 working a Saturday service to its home village when 20 years old.
Photo taken Saturday 18 October 1980, Nuneaton
(added 24 May 2015)
Jersey Motor Transport J13539, a Dennis Ace?. Not much more I know about this one, and how obliging of the passers by to cover the registartion of the other mystery bus alongside. Looks like a Hull destination layout and AEC Regent II mudguards. Over to the experts.
Photo taken 1971, Crich Tramway Museum
(added 24 May 2015)
BJV590, a Bedford OB from 1950 with Duple C24F body at Callander on the "Trossachs Trundler" service (try saying that after a wee dram), a tourist board inspired connecting service between various visitor centres in Stirlingshire in 1993. Taken at this angle the body looks like it has been pushed back and the engine fitted as an afterthought!
Photo taken Monday 3 May 1993, Callander, Stirlingshire
(added 24 May 2015)
Still active after 65 years, St Helens RT BDJ67, performed at the running day at the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum near Dunfermline.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 2015, Lathalmond, Fife
(added 24 May 2015)
Well my slide scanner is up and running. I started taking slides in 1971 - mainly of railways, family and holidays. In the first 350 non - railway slides about 6 are to do with buses. Three of us from University decided to go Cheltenham one day - by train of course. By coincidence we stumbled across the B & W coach station and I took this shot as we walked by - because I always saw B & W coaches in Taunton. I didn't take any more - certainly not of individual coaches - and as far as I know this is the only time I saw the place. Nearest the camera is Black and White HDG371D, a 1966 Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopard.
Photo taken Friday 17 March 1972, Cheltenham
(added 24 May 2015)
An annual event in Birmingham was during my University days - The Newhall Street Traction Engine Rally held in conjunction with The Birmingham Science Museum - a proper science museum - none of this virtual museum or touch screens. A museum where you could see and learn so much. The Rally expanded over the years to include other road transport. It was held on a Sunday and the vehicles did a procession around the local streets, which were all closed, and back to Newhall Street including the traction engines. Here is a half cab from South Yorkshire fleet number 57, DYG53, a 1940 Albion Valkyrie CX13 with a C33F 1950 Burlingham body fitted in 1957.
Photo taken Sunday 18 June 1972
(added 24 May 2015)
A place I miss is the Transport Museum at Clapham. Naturally I had gone there to see the railway items but took this one slide of two buses - YR3844 and GK3192. The latter is London General ST821 H28/20R from 1931 while YR3844 is AEC NS-type NS1995 from 1926.
Photo taken Monday 11 September 1972, Clapham Transport Museum
(added 24 May 2015)

Delaine, Bourne 59, BTL743C, was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple C41F body new in April 1965 which was seen at Ascot racecourse.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
(added 21 May 2015)
Surrey Motors, Sutton 50, 248PH, new in May 1963 and seen at Ascot races was a Ford Thames 570E which had a Harrington Crusader III C41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
(added 21 May 2015)
P. & M., Ipswich 50, FPV320, new in June 1957, was a Bedford SB3 with a Plaxton Consort II C41F body seen here at Ascot races.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
(added 21 May 2015)
Harris, Grays 773ALR, seen here at Ascot races, was a Bedford SB3 with a Harrington Crusader C41F body which had been new in 1960 to Winwood, London E.10.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
(added 21 May 2015)
Windsorian, Windsor UBL77, seen at Ascot races, was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple C41F body new to them in April 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
(added 21 May 2015)

On a sunny day (probably in 1974) in Locking Road Coach Park, Weston-super-Mare, we have Frank Applegates (of Newport, Gloucestershire) first coach YDG1, a 1960 AEC Reliance/Plaxton Consort IV C41C which he acquired from Brian Beavis of Bussage in June 1969. It is still carries Beavis' livery.
Photo taken Summer 1974, Locking Road Coach Park, Weston-super-Mare
(added 20 May 2015)
Embankment, Plymouth EJY328D, photographed at around the time that the Embankment Motor Company Ltd., Plymouth was acquired by Wallace Arnold in May 1974. EJY328D was a Plaxton Panorama C52F bodied Bedford VAL14 that was new to Embankment in 1966.
Photo taken Spring 1974, Locking Road Coach Park, Weston-super-Mare
(added 20 May 2015)
Beavis, Bussage EDF390C an AEC Reliance/Harrington Grenadier C51F new to them in July 1965 is parked in Locking Road Coach Park Weston-super-Mare in around 1974. It as sold to Bennett's Gloucester in 6/79, moving on to Blue Anchor (also of Gloucester) 9/80.
Photo taken Summer 1974, Locking Road Coach Park, Weston-super-Mare
(added 20 May 2015)
Cardiff 472, EUH472D, was a Guy Arab V with Alexander H37/28R bodywork, new in April 1966. It is seen waiting to depart for Snowden Road in the Ely district of the city and only a short walk from Grand Avenue on the 10A and 10B trolleybus routes.
Photo taken 1969, Central Bus Station, Cardiff
(added 20 May 2015)
Cardiff 550, PKG550H, was a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Willowbrook H44/30D bodywork which was new in 1969. It is seen carrying an all-over advertising livery more details of which are given under Andrew Green's photograph of 550 which can also be viewed on the website.
Photo taken 1970, Central Bus Station, Cardiff
(added 20 May 2015)
Rhondda 505, VTG505G, was a Leyland Atlantean PDR1A/1 with Northern Counties H42/31F bodywork and had been new in July 1969. The Rhondda company was acquired by Western Welsh in December 1970 and 505 subsequently became HR3169 in the Western Welsh group which adopted a variation of the wonderful Red and White numbering system.
Photo taken 1969, Central Bus Station, Cardiff
(added 20 May 2015)
Newport Transport 97, PDW97H, was a Leyland Atlantean PDR1A/1 with Alexander H43/31F bodywork, new in January 1970. Although gleaming in the sunshine, it isn't immediately apparent that it's on the joint service 30 between Cardiff and Newport.
Photo taken 1970, Central Bus Station, Cardiff
(added 20 May 2015)
Stockport 321, EDB575, is the since-preserved Crossley. Was it preserved when seen or still in service?
Photo taken 1969, Heaton Lane Depot
(added 20 May 2015)

Plymouth Corporation depot Milehouse during a bus strike c.1972. Mostly Atlantean PDR1/1 Metro Cammell H77F types . The newest I can see are members of the 1967 FJY906-920E batch with a slightly 'sculpted' MCW front panel rather than the flat fronts of earlier years. Also a Titan trainer and not forgetting, a Vauxhall Viva.
Photo taken 1972?, Milehouse Depot, Plymouth
(added 18 May 2015)
Southdown 1747, 547BUF, a Leyland Leopard L2 with Harrington C28F originally, of 1963. Seen at Battersea Wharf c.1974 on service layover from somewhere in Sussex, I believe these were touring coaches latterly upseated, this looks like about C41F. Lovely livery and fleetname. My BBF tells me that it's 31ft 5in. long, and Southdown had 22 of these between 1961 and 1963.
Photo taken c.1974, Battersea Wharf
(added 18 May 2015)
Recent comments about the effect that de-regulation and privatisation of the bus industry in the UK had, mentioned about co-ordination in the PTE areas. GGPTE introduced a "transrail" travel card in 1976 which could be used on most buses , trains and underground throughout the GGPTE area. LA739, NGB107M, was chosen to promote this ticket.
Photo taken Monday 1 March 1976, Trongate, Glasgow
(added 18 May 2015)
In the first half of the 1970s, Prance of Cardiff could be relied to send something interesting on a trip to Weston - either ex Scarlet, Minehead AEC Regal III/Harrington KYD151 or this much newer ex Cardiff Corporation AEC Bridgmaster TUH363. TUH363 was new to Cardiff as no 363 in March 1960 - it was one of a batch of 6 (361-366) AEC Bridgmaster/ Park Royal H41/27RD, which were bought specifically for the Cardiff to Tredegar route and were celebrated in Cardiff as being the first Cardiff Corporation double decker buses fitted with power doors. Cardiff withdrew the whole batch at the end of 1971 - quite a short life with them. Does anyone know if this Bridgmaster or KYD151 are still with us?
Photo taken 1974, Locking Road Coach Park, Weston-super-Mare
(added 18 May 2015)

Harris (t/a Progressive), Cambridge CCE932C was a Duple C41F bodied Bedford SB5 dating from March 1965 seen at Ascot racecourse.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
(added 17 May 2015)
Dr. H.N. Heffernan started a business in West Kingsdown, Sevenoaks in 1962 using a Commer LB with a Kenex 12 seat body on two routes (1) Sevenoaks - Gravesend (Weekdays) and (2) Southfleet - Meopham (Sunday). A limited company, Thames Weald Limited, was formed in 1964 and EMH822B, a Plaxton Embassy C20F bodied Bedford J2SZ10, complete with destination box was delivered in January 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
(added 17 May 2015)
Duple C41F bodied Bedford SB13 834LAC, new to De Luxe, Mancetter in May 1964, is seen at Ascot races.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
(added 17 May 2015)
Wilts & Dorset 576, NAM116, seen at Ascot races, was a Bristol LS5G with an Eastern Coachworks B41F body new in February 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
(added 17 May 2015)
Morlais, Merthyr 932DVA had been new to Irvine, Salsburgh in 1962. It was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Burlingham Seagull 70 C41F body which was seen at Ascot racecourse.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
(added 17 May 2015)
Bedford SB5 423DAC with a Duple C41F body had been new to Lloyd, Nuneaton in June 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
(added 17 May 2015)
Churchbridge Motor Services, Cannock 41, 307NBF, a Ford Thames 570E with a Duple Northern Firefly C41F body, seen at Ascot races, had been new to them in April 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
(added 17 May 2015)

Forest Greyhound Grenadier BOF857C resting after running to Weston-super-Mare, one of 6 Harrington Grenadier bodied AEC Reliances (3 long and 3 shorter like this one) new to Bowen, Birmingham in March 1965, serving until 1971/72. This one passed to Percy Grindle of Cinderford, who traded as Forest Greyhound to distinguish his business (set up in 1927) from that of his father (H.R.Grindle) who had started with horse-drawn carriages. H.R.Grindle was later joined by Percy's brother Roy. BOF857C was in the fleet from March 1972 until August 1974, passing then to Nadder Valley, Tisbury.
Photo taken Summer 1973, Locking Road Coach Park, Weston-super-Mare
(added 16 May 2015)
Nadder Valley Tisbury BOF857C - a rear end and a half for you. By the summer of 1977 BOF857C was now with Nadder Valley and christened 'Southern Grenadier'. It was sandwiched between two Viceroys - the one to the right an ex Whittle one, then with Hills of Tredegar.
Photo taken Summer 1976, Lodmoor Coach Park, Weymouth
(added 16 May 2015)
Continuing the Grindle theme, here we have Roy Grindle & Son of Cinderford ADG479B, their first 36 footer, a Bedford VAL14/Duple Vega Major, new to them in May 1964. They sold it to Bennett of Gloucester in July 1978. It is parked close behind (a bit too close for a good photograph) a Plaxton bodied coach of their fleet in Locking Road Coach Park, Weston-super-Mare in the summer of 1974.
Photo taken Summer 1974, Locking Road Coach Park, Weston-super-Mare
(added 16 May 2015)
This is JA5528, North Western 728, dating from June 1936 a Bristol JO5G originally with Eastern Counties (4218) B31R body but rebodied by Brush B31R in 1946. It is part of the Quantock Heritage collection.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 2015, Private site near Wiveliscombe
(added 16 May 2015)
GFM882 has been repainted into Thames Valley livery and awaits Transfers / decals. It was in service at Taunton Running Day and is seen been driven by Steve Morris after dropping me and other passengers off. It is due to attend the Thames Valley event later this year. It was new in 1948 to Crosvile but sold in 1963 to Thames Valley where it served for a further three years.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 2015, Taunton
(added 16 May 2015)
For the record much of the interior of GFM882 has original Crosville livery and also this stencil on the interior front above the driver. The driver's seat not only raises up or down but also slides left to right to help him as a OMO driver / conductor
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 2015, Taunton
(added 16 May 2015)
There is already a picture of Cumberland BRM596 on this site, but here is an updated picture showing the long term restoration it is receiving as part of the Quantock Heritage fleet. It is a 1936 Leyland Titan TD4, rebodied in 1948 by ECW.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 2015, Private site near Wiveliscombe
(added 16 May 2015)
FAE60 is a 1938 Bristol L5G fully restored in 2015. It was new to Bristol who converted it to a lorry in 1952 and then to a tower wagon in 1956. It is now owned by Crosville Motors of Weston Super Mare.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 2015, Taunton
(added 16 May 2015)

West Riding 761, GHL310, was a Roe L24/26R bodied Leyland PD2/22 with a Midland Red-style tin front.
Photo taken 1969, Central Bus Station, Leeds
(added 14 May 2015)

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