SCT '61 Photo Index
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Scarlet Band, West Cornforth, GBN242D, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1966 with East Lancashire H45/33F bodywork. Formerly Greater Manchester PTE 6742 but new as Bolton 242.
Photo taken April 1981, West Cornforth
(added 25 February 2015)
Scarlet Band, West Cornforth, GBU144D, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1966 with Roe H43/34F bodywork. Formerly Greater Manchester PTE 5144 but new as Oldham 144, parked at the depot next to a couple of ex-Bolton Atlanteans (GBN246D & GBN250D).
Photo taken April 1981, West Cornforth Depot
(added 25 February 2015)
O.K. Motor Services (Howe), Spennymoor RUP508 was a Roe B41F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance dating from May 1955. It is seen here in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
(added 25 February 2015)
O.K. Motor Services (Howe), Spennymoor UPT638, an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a very early Duple Midland DP41F body new in June 1956 was seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
(added 25 February 2015)
O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland UUP950 was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Roe B45F body new in October 1956. Bringing up the rear is Crossley Regent V 88CMV which was acquired in May 1957 and which had been a demonstrator for Crossley since being new in October 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Peel Street, Bishop Auckland
(added 25 February 2015)
O.K. Motor Services (Howe), Spennymoor WPT576 was a Burlingham DP41F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance new in May 1957 which is seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
(added 25 February 2015)
WUP327 of the O.K. Motor Service (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland fleet is seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place. It was a Plaxton B45F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance new in July 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
(added 25 February 2015)

Osborne, Tollesbury, 24 84CYV, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1962 with Plaxton Derwent DP49F bodywork from 1969.
Photo taken August 1978, Trans-Pennine Rally shuttle, Harrogate
(added 24 February 2015)
Wright Bros, Nenthead, 869EAO, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken mid 1970s?, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
(added 24 February 2015)
Milehouse Monarchs Juvenile Jazz Band, Stockton-on-Tees, used PEF143 for transport. It was a Bedford SB5 built in 1964 with Plaxton Embassy III C41F bodywork and had been new to Hardwick of Eston.
Photo taken June 1984, Grangefield, Stockton-on-Tees
(added 24 February 2015)
Trimdon Motor Services, Trimdon Grange, TUP336K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite Express II DP51F bodywork. Sporting the leaping leopard acquired after Heaps Tours of Leeds came under common ownership.
Photo taken July 1974, Bishop Auckland Market Place
(added 24 February 2015)
Scarlet Band, West Cornforth, BPT889F, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/11T built in 1968 with Plaxton Derwent B47F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1981, West Cornforth Depot
(added 24 February 2015)
Wright Bros, Nenthead, VRM100H, a Bedford VAM70 built 1970 with Plaxton Derwent DP47F bodywork. Waiting in Newcastle before the run to Alston.
Photo taken April 1972, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
(added 24 February 2015)
The Crich Tramway Museum was increasing the number of visitors by 1968, causing jams on the surrounding country roads. A policeman directs visitors to the entrance holding up Midland General 266, 264HNU, at Crich Town End on the service between Alfreton and Matlock. This Bristol MW6G carried both Mansfield District and Midland General fleet names. Crich Parish Church is in the background.
Photo taken April 1968, Crich Town End
(added 24 February 2015)

WH Fowler & Sons, Spalding, HBL68 Bristol KSW6B built in 1953 with ECW L27/28R bodywork. New as Thames Valley 666.
Photo taken Tuesday 17 February 2015, A1, North of Grantham
(added 23 February 2015)
Crosville KW172, LFM753, a 1950 Bristol L6B with ECW DP31R body, at the Wirral Bus and Tram Show, Birkenhead.
Photo taken Sunday 5 October 2014, Birkenhead
(added 23 February 2015)
BRC302 ex Trent AEC Regal, new in 1950 with Willowbrook 33 seat body. Withdrawn in 9/61 sold to Edmunds of Rassau in 1/62 sold in 12/67, scrapped in Cullompton 3/71. Standing beside it is RC9683 new to Trent in 1948, converted to full front in 1958, sold to Frank Cowley in 10/63, withdrawn by Edmunds in 10/66, registration void in 3/72
Photo taken Edmunds Garage, Rassau, near Ebbw Vale
(added 23 February 2015)
Photo taken possibly at Dunoon of SB1064 but no further information known.
Photo taken Dunoon ?
(added 23 February 2015)
Preserved by AMRTM ex-Trent 417, RC7927, a BMMO SON with a Willowbrook B34F body fitted in 1950 pauses for a photographic stop during the museum's twilight running event
Photo taken Saturday 21 February 2015, Bus turning circle possibly near Streetly
(added 23 February 2015)
HWV294 is Wilts & Dorset 365, new in 1952 as a Bristol KSW5G but now converted to a KSW6G. It was a visiting vehicle to the AMRTM twilight running event. It is seen heading for Walsall on the 6 pm service
Photo taken Saturday 21 February 2015, Northgate, Aldridge
(added 23 February 2015)

MMA58 was number 58 in the fleet of the S.H.M.D. and was a Daimler CVD6 with a Northern Counties B35R body, one of five new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 14 March 1959, St. Michael's Square, Ashton
(added 22 February 2015)
S.H.M.D. 67, PLG967, a Daimler G6HS Freeline with a Northern Counties B34+27C standee body new in 1953 seen at St. Michaels' Square, Ashton.
Photo taken Saturday 14 March 1959, St. Michael's Square, Ashton
(added 22 February 2015)
S.H.M.D. 68, SMA868, one of two new in 1954, seen at St. Michaels' Square, Ashton, was an Atkinson PL746H with a Northern Counties B34+27C standee body.
Photo taken Saturday 14 March 1959, St. Michael's Square, Ashton
(added 22 February 2015)
S.H.M.D. 69, SMA869, seen at St. Michaels' Square, Ashton, was an Atkinson PL746H with a Northern Counties B34+27C standee body, one of two new in 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 14 March 1959, St. Michael's Square, Ashton
(added 22 February 2015)
S.H.M.D. 78, XLG478, was an Atkinson PL746H with a Northern Counties B34+27C standee body and was seen at Tame Street, Stalybridge outside the garage. It was one of two new in 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 28 February 1959, Tame Street Garage, Stalybridge
(added 22 February 2015)
Seen in St. Michael's Square, Ashton is S.H.M.D. 95, 995GMA, one of three new in 1959. It was an Atkinson PL746H with a Northern Counties B34+26F standee body.
Photo taken Saturday 6 June 1959, St. Michael's Square, Ashton
(added 22 February 2015)
Seen in Hyde is S.H.M.D. CTU961, a Thornycroft Cygnet in use as the staff canteen. When new in 1936 its Northern Counties body had been B36R and it carried number 162. It was converted to a mobile canteen for Hyde Market Place after withdrawal in 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 14 March 1959, Hyde
(added 22 February 2015)
A rear view of CTU961 a Thornycroft Cygnet in use as the staff canteen for S.H.M.D. in Hyde. New in 1936 with a Northern Counties B36R body it was numbered 162.
Photo taken Saturday 14 March 1959, Hyde
(added 22 February 2015)
Seen in Calder Street at the side of Lower Mosley Street Bus Station in Manchester is DMB738, a Daimler COG5 with a Northern Counties B38R body, which was number 178 in the S.H.M.D. fleet and was new in 1937.
Photo taken Saturday 7 February 1959, Calder Street, Manchester
(added 22 February 2015)
A rear view of DMB738, a Daimler COG5 with a Northern Counties B38R body, which was number 178 in the S.H.M.D. fleet and was new in 1937. It is seen in Calder Street adjacent to Lower Mosley Street Bus Station in Manchester.
Photo taken Saturday 7 February 1959, Calder Street, Manchester
(added 22 February 2015)

United BG217, HHN203, a Bristol L5G with an Eastern Coachworks B35R body seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
(added 21 February 2015)
United BG213, GHN999, an ECW B35R bodied Bristol L5G was seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
(added 21 February 2015)
United BG241, JHN327, a Bristol L5G with an Eastern Coachworks B35R body seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
(added 21 February 2015)
Stott's PCP406 was new as Hebble 280 and later renumbered 618. It worked the last Hebble stage carriage journey on 20th February 1971. It was an AEC Regent V MD3RV with Northern Counties H37/28F bodywork.
Photo taken about 1973, Mumps, Oldham
(added 21 February 2015)
West Bromwich 127, BEA737 , a Daimler CWG5 from 1944 with a 1953 Alexander H56R body, the last of a batch of seven.
Photo taken August 1968, Lower Queen Street, West Bromwich
(added 21 February 2015)
Originally uploaded in black and white by Alan Hall, Walsall Corporation Trolleybus 875, GFU693, previously with Grimsby-Cleethorpes, was rebuilt and lengthened with a front entrance by Walsall is seen at Townend Street. The inspector is holding up the street sign or about to swivel it round to confuse the driver!
Photo taken August 1968, Townend Street, Walsall
(added 21 February 2015)

Eastbourne Corporation AEC Regent V/East Lancs H32/28R no. 66, KHC366, seen soon after it crashed into the Lamb Inn in Church Street, Old Town on June 22nd 1965.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 June 1965, Lamb Inn, High Street, Old Town, Eastbourne
(added 20 February 2015)
Eastbourne Corporation Regent V 66, KHC366, after it had been pulled free from the building.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 June 1965, Lamb Inn, High Street, Old Town, Eastbourne
(added 20 February 2015)
Eastbourne Corporation Regent V 66, KHC366, embedded in the Lamb Inn public house following its crash. The building had to be inspected by surveyors before the bus was removed.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 June 1965, Lamb Inn, High Street, Old Town, Eastbourne
(added 20 February 2015)
Eastbourne Corporation 66, KHC366, was rebuilt following its crash and re-appeared in service in December 1965. It was never quite the same. It rolled quite badly and the front dome was fractionally too high. Also the ventilator intake was rectangular whereas it had rounded ends as originally built.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 December 1965, Willingdon Road, Eastbourne
(added 20 February 2015)
Eastbourne Corporation 69, KHC369, a 1963 AEC 'Regent' V, with East Lancashire H32/28R body seen emerging from Victoria Drive onto Willingdon Road, Eastbourne in December 1965.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 December 1965, Willingdon Road, Eastbourne
(added 20 February 2015)
Seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place was O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland VH8700, an A.E.C. 662 Regal. New to Hanson, Huddersfield in January 1936 as number 78 with a Burlingham C32F body it passed to Allenby, Great Ayton in September 1947 as number 9. Withdrawn by them in March 1951 it passed to Emmerson where it was rebodied with the 1939 Willowbrook C35F body from GF564 before entering service in March 1952. GF564, an ex-Green Line coach dating from 1930 had been acquired as a chassis in July 1938 from a Slough dealer and fitted with the new Willowbrook body in July 1939.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
(added 20 February 2015)
CBA764 seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place was a Leyland PS1 which had been rebodied in early 1953 with a Burlingham FC35F body after being acquired by O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson). It had been new in January 1947 to Fieldsend, Salford with a Santus C33F body. It passed to Allan, Newcastle in April 1948; to Blenheim Haulage, Newcastle in July 1948; then to Stacey (Hylton Castle Coaches), Sunderland and to Wilson, Horsley-on-Tyne before passing to Ritz Motors, Gateshead in June 1950 and was withdrawn in January 1953. On arrival with Emmerson it was rebodied with the Burlingham body seen here.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
(added 20 February 2015)
Seen in Bishop Auckland Market place was O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland JXN337, one of eight Park Royal H30/26R bodied Leyland 7RTs acquired from London Transport in March 1958. This was had been RTL17 with London Transport.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
(added 20 February 2015)
O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland JXN314 seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place was, numerically, the first of eight Park Royal H30/26R bodied Leyland 7RTs acquired from Londion Transport in March 1958. It had been new in November 1948 when it was numbered RTL2.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
(added 20 February 2015)

Two former Huddersfield AEC Regent IIIs with Northern Coachbuilders L27/28R bodies dating from 1949 seen with Essex operators: smartly turned out ECX420 with Vine's, Gt Bromley with ECX423 of Pond's, Nazeing, in adapted Huddersfield livery. (Pond's also had ECX422).
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1965
(added 19 February 2015)
Former Ribble 2529 (later 1212) BRN272 'White Lady' Burlingham bodied Leyland PD1/3 new in 1948 and withdrawn at the end of 1959. Eight feet wide, platform doors and only 49 seats when new (later 53) made for comfort on Ribble's medium distance express services. Even in later life it was something of a flagship decker for Pond's of Nazeing, Essex.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1965, Nazeing near Hoddesdon, Essex
(added 19 February 2015)
Another splendid vehicle used during this tour was Dye's of Hertford LNK22, a 33 seater Albion Valkyrie locally bodied by Thurgood of Ware new at the end of 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1965, Welwyn
(added 19 February 2015)
Leyland Lion RU8678 appears to be in use as a promotional vehicle at a bus rally at Stratford-on-Avon in, probably, 1970. It was a Leyland PLSC3 with Leyland B35F body, new to Hants & Dorset in 1929 and withdrawn in 1938. Does anyone know anything more of the history of this vehicle and is it still with us?
Photo taken c.1970, Stratford-on-Avon
(added 19 February 2015)
Unidentified ex-Huddersfield trolleybuses/mobile toilets at the Sittingbourne & Kemsley Railway in the late 1960s/early 1970s. These are two of the mobile toilets used on Epsom Downs on Derby Day and referred to in the recent messages on Southend 247.
Photo taken c.1970, Sittingbourne & Kemsley Railway
(added 19 February 2015)

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