SCT '61 Photo Index
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WUM43, an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Elizabethan C41C body, one of three, WUM42 - WUM44, which had been new to Wallace Arnold, Leeds in 1956, was acquired by Edwards, Joys Green in January 1965 from S. Hughes (dealer), Mirfield, to whom it had passed in November 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 3 June 1967, Depot Yard, Joys Green
(added 24 January 2021)
KDF993 had been new as Black & White, Cheltenham L142 in 1951, and was a Leyland PSU1/11 Royal Tiger with a Willowbrook C37C body. Withdrawn in 1965, it passed to Edwards, Joys Green, with whom it is seen here, in November 1965, and then to Davies, Tredegar in June 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 3 June 1967, Depot Yard, Joys Green
(added 24 January 2021)
GAN403, an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Roe Dalesman body, new to Essex County, London E.15 in June 1954 was one of four such coaches GAN402 - GAN405, and had been acquired by Edwards, Joys Green in February 1960 from H. & C., Garston to whom it had passed earlier in the year.
Photo taken Saturday 3 June 1967, Depot Yard, Joys Green
(added 24 January 2021)
LUJ747, acquired by Edwards, Joys Green in June 1966 from Smith (Eagle Coachways), Trench, to whom it had been new in January 1955, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham Seagull C41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 3 June 1967, Depot Yard, Joys Green
(added 24 January 2021)
Glasgow Corporation AEC Matador FGA179. Photo taken at Larkfield Garage in the 1970s. This one was attached to the Mains Dept and the only one not to be converted to a tow wagon.
Photo taken early 1970s, Larkfield Garage, Glasgow
(added 24 January 2021)
I possibly did not choose the best day to visit Bletchley Self Drive's premises in Milton Keynes. 6116BH is a PRV-AEC Bridgemaster, which had been new to Red Rover of Aylesbury in 2/63, as a diverted order from Baxter's of Airdrie - unwanted by Eastern Scottish when they acquired the Baxter business.
Photo taken Saturday 17 March 1979, Bletchley Self Drive premises, Milton Keynes
(added 24 January 2021)
Red Rover of Aylesbury supplemented new purchases with astute second hand acquisitions. 8626DT was a 45 seat Roe bodied AEC Reliance 2MU3RV, which had been new to Doncaster Corporation in November 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 15 June 1974, outside Aylesbury Bus Station
(added 24 January 2021)

DAU435C was new in May 1965 to Nottingham City Transport, as one of 62 Metro-Cammell H45/31F bodied Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2 buses delivered that year.
Photo taken Thursday 13 August 1981, Flitwick
(added 23 January 2021)
From 1955, Keith Garages was the owner of Red Rover Omnibus Ltd., of Aylesbury. Red Rover had built up a network of bus services in and around the town, after relocating from London in the run up to the 1933 formation of the London Passenger Transport Board. They were noted for buying new buses, including double deckers. DPP990B was a standard H42/32F Park Royal bodied AEC Renown 3B3RA bought new in 12/64.
Photo taken Monday 25 June 1973, Aylesbury
(added 23 January 2021)

GMT 3247, JJP505, a 1962 Leyland PD2A/27 with Massey H37/27F bodywork, formerly Wigan Corporation No. 145
Photo taken Monday 1 September 1975, Woodford Church
(added 21 January 2021)
GMT 3209, EJP509, a 1959 Leyland Titan PD3/2 with Northern Counties H39/30F bodywork formerly Wigan Corporation No. 68
Photo taken Saturday 24 September 1977, former SHMD depot, Tame St, Stalybridge
(added 21 January 2021)

Coras Iompair Eireann M21, 21IK, a Leyland Leopard PSU5/4R built in 1971 with CIE / Metsec C48F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Merchant's Quay, Waterford
(added 19 January 2021)
Coras Iompair Eireann M77, 77IK, a Leyland Leopard PSU5/4R built in 1971 with CIE / Metsec DP55F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Macroom
(added 19 January 2021)
Merseyside PTE 40, SDJ360 a 1962 AEC Regent V with Metro-Cammell H36/28R bodywork, formerly St. Helens Corporation
Photo taken Friday 1 September 1978, Burtonwood
(added 19 January 2021)
Merseyside PTE 16, PDJ816 a 1961 Leyland PD2A/30 with Weymann H36/28R bodywork formerly St. Helens Corporation
Photo taken Wednesday 20 July 1977, Warrington
(added 19 January 2021)
Merseyside PTE 54, MDJ554E a 1967 Leyland Titan PD2A/27 with East Lancs H36/28R bodywork, formerly St. Helens Corporation and now preserved in their livery
Photo taken Friday 21 September 1979, Billinge
(added 19 January 2021)

Already pictured on the site with original owner Silcox, Pembroke Dock (102), VDE874J, is a Leyland PSU3A/4R Leopard delivered 1970 and was fitted with a Plaxton Elite Express C53F body.
Photo taken Monday 29 December 1986, Hanley Bus Station
(added 18 January 2021)
Coras Iompair Eireann M3 3IK Leyland Leopard PSU5/4R built in 1971 with CIE / Metsec C48F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Eire
(added 18 January 2021)

Eastern Scottish DD505, BSG505L, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LXB with ECW H43/32F body, new in February 1973.
Photo taken Summer 1976
(added 16 January 2021)
A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Roe Dalesman C37C body, JJD547 of Edwards, Joys Green, had been new in 1956 to Essex County Coaches, London E.15.
Photo taken Saturday 3 June 1967, Depot Yard, Joys Green
(added 16 January 2021)
200BPG, seen here with Edwards, Joys Green, had been new in October 1956 to Safeguard, Guildford, who withdrew it in May 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 3 June 1967, Depot Yard, Joys Green
(added 16 January 2021)
MPTE 31, DBG131D, a 1967 Leyland PD2/40 with Massey H36/30R bodywork formerly Birkenhead Corporation 131
Photo taken Saturday 30 March 1974, St. Helens Corporation Depot
(added 16 January 2021)

Believed to be Birmingham 2580, JOJ580, a Guy Arab III with Metro-Cammell H30/24R body, new in January 1951.
Photo taken Colmore Row, Birmingham
(added 15 January 2021)
169NVO, an Albion Lowlander LR7 with Alexander H41/31F body, new to East Midland as their D169 in 1963 but unclear when this photo was taken or what its status was at the time.
Photo taken Ongar Raod, Brentwood
(added 15 January 2021)

DRN271 had been new in 1950 as Ribble, Preston 1331. It was acquired by Edwards, Joys Green in May 1965 and was a Leyland PD2/3 with a Leyland L27/26RD body.
Photo taken Saturday 3 June 1967, Depot Yard, Joys Green
(added 11 January 2021)
DRN243 was a Leyland PD2/3 with a Leyland L27/26RD body seen here with Edwards, Joys Green who had acquired it, in May 1964, from Ribble, Preston 1303. It had been new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 3 June 1967, Depot Yard, Joys Green
(added 11 January 2021)
MWL984, new as City of Oxford L350 in 1948, was an A.E.C. O961 Regent III, with a Northern Coachbuilders L27/26R body, the last of five, MWL980 - MWL984.
Photo taken Saturday 3 June 1967, Depot Yard, Joys Green
(added 11 January 2021)

Cottrell, Mitcheldean KDD720 was a Leyland PD2/1 with a Leyland L27/26RD body new in October 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 3 June 1967, Garage, Mitcheldean
(added 10 January 2021)
6989AD which was new to Cottrell, Mitcheldean in December 1960, was an A.E.C. MD3RV Regent V with a Willowbrook H37/26F body.
Photo taken Saturday 3 June 1967
(added 10 January 2021)

Halifax J.O.C. 234, PJX234, a Leyland Leopard L1 with Weymann B42F body, new in 1962.
Photo taken Thursday 30 May 1968, Corporal Lane, Upper Shibden Valley, near Halifax
(added 9 January 2021)
Halifax J.O.C. 234, PJX234, a Leyland Leopard L1 with Weymann B42F body, new in 1962.
Photo taken Thursday 30 May 1968, Corporal Lane, Upper Shibden Valley, near Halifax
(added 9 January 2021)

The crew of Halifax 80, CCP612, pose by the tramcar body used as a bus shelter at Bradshaw. The body appears to be from tram No. 98.
Photo taken Wednesday 4 December 1963, Bradshaw
(added 5 January 2021)
This is Bristol MW 404LHT in its last guise as Swindon & District as W151.
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2008, private site near Coventry
(added 5 January 2021)
Southern National 1375, OTT84, a Bristol LS6G with ECW C41F body, new in September 1953, rebuilt by ECW in 1962 and converted to C39F.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
(added 5 January 2021)

West Riding A.C. 162, LHL162F, a Leyland Panther PSUR1/1R with Roe B51F body, new in 1967. Renumbered 253 in 1971 it was withdrawn in 1979 and passed to Booth, Rotherham for scrap.
Photo taken Thursday 30 May 1968, A644 Brighouse & Denholme Gate Road, between Queensbury and Shelf
(added 4 January 2021)

Preserved former A.T. Brady (Brown Motor Service), Forest Green, Surrey OPB536, a Leyland Comet CPP/1 with Duple C32F body, new in 1950.
Photo taken May 1974, London Bus Museum, Cobham
(added 31 December 2020)

CIE bought their first Leyland Atlanteans in the late 1960s. By 1970 the angular Metal Sections/CIE body had dual entrance layout.
Photo taken 1978, Eglington Street, Galway
(added 28 December 2020)

Central SMT S41, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 converted into a towing vehicle.
Photo taken 1973, Central SMT depot, Wishaw ? (not recorded)
(added 23 December 2020)
Eastern Scottish AEC Matador O853 towing vehicle.
Photo taken 1973, Eastern Scottish garage, Edinburgh
(added 23 December 2020)
Eastern Scottish BB962, 9962SF, an AEC Bridgemaster 2B3RA with Park Royal H41/29F body, new to Scottish Omnibuses in 1963, but believed to have been ordered by Baxter's of Airdrie before their takeover by SOL.
Photo taken 1973, Eastern Scottish Garage, Edinburgh
(added 23 December 2020)
Alexander (Midland) MPE66, DMS352C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Alexander Y-type C49F body, new in 1965. In the background is a Ribble Leopard with Duple Dominant body.
Photo taken 1973, Park Hotel, Camelon Road/Amothill Road, Falkirk
(added 23 December 2020)
Victoria Station with a pair of RMLs. Nearest the camera is RML2528 JJD528D this was given a Cummins engine in 1991 and was fully refurbished in 1993.
Photo taken Wednesday 13 October 1993, Victoria Station, London
(added 23 December 2020)

Central SMT B153, DGM453, a Bristol Lodekka FSF6G with E.C.W. H34/26F body, new in 1962.
Photo taken 1973, Central SMT depot, Wishaw ? (not recorded)
(added 21 December 2020)

SELNEC Central 1137, NNB542H, a Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with East Lancs. H47/32F body, new in 1969.
Photo taken April 1973, All Saints, Manchester
(added 19 December 2020)
SELNEC Central 3624, UNB624, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Metro-Cammell H43/34F body, new to Manchester CT in 1960.
Photo taken April 1972
(added 19 December 2020)
There are currently plans under consultation to redevelop Halifax Bus Station by building a new passenger concourse through the middle of the site roughly along the line of the pedestrian route marked across the middle of the picture effectively creating two separate sets of departure stands and involves the reopening of the second entrance which is currently gated shut.
Photo taken May 1989, Halifax Bus Station
(added 19 December 2020)

SELNEC Central 4533, RND533, a Daimler CVG5 with Northern Counties H36/28R body, new to Manchester CT in 1956.
Photo taken 1972, Lower Mosley Street/Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester ?
(added 18 December 2020)
SELNEC Central 1052, LNA152G, a Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with Park Royal H47/29D body, new to Manchester CT in 1968.
Photo taken April 1972, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
(added 18 December 2020)

SELNEC Central 4547, RND547, a Daimler CVG5 with Northern Counties H32/28R body, new as Manchester CT 4547 in 1956, and 4462, NNB272, a Daimler CVG6 with Metro-Cammell H32/28R body, new to Manchester CT in 1954.
Photo taken late 1972/early 1973, SELNEC Central (ex-Manchester CT) Northenden Garage
(added 17 December 2020)

When London Transport decided Daimler Fleetlines did not suit its needs, and decided to dispose of them after only a few years, many other operators seized the opportunity both to buy modern buses at a fraction of the price of a new one and to avoid long and uncertain lead times for delivery. One such operator was Hornsby's of Ashby, Scunthorpe. When this picture was taken at their premises in April 1983, KUC972P looked to have only recently been acquired.
Photo taken Saturday 16 April 1983, Ashby, Scunthorpe
(added 16 December 2020)

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