SCT '61 Photo Index
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Preserved Aldershot & District Dennis Loline 357, SOU465, with East Lancs H37/31RD body, new in 1958, heading off on a trip.
Photo taken Monday 4 May 2015, FOKAB Running Day Winchester
(added 4 May 2015)
Rear view of preserved Hants & Dorset 779, KLJ749, a Bristol LL6G with Portsmouth Aviation DP36R body, new in 1950 in coach livery and repainted into bus livery in 1954.
Photo taken Monday 4 May 2015, FOKAB Running Day Winchester
(added 4 May 2015)
Rear view of preserved King Alfred POU494, a Leyland PD2/24 with East Lancs L27/28R body, new in 1956, as passengers clamber off after a trip around the town.
Photo taken Monday 4 May 2015, FOKAB Running Day Winchester
(added 4 May 2015)
Rear view of preserved King Alfred 595LCG, an AEC Renown with Park Royal H44/31F body new in June 1964.
Photo taken Monday 4 May 2015, FOKAB Running Day Winchester
(added 4 May 2015)
Hants & Dorset 1557, KRU224F, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW H38/32F body, new in 1967, withdrawn in 1980.
Photo taken Monday 4 May 2015, FOKAB Running Day Winchester
(added 4 May 2015)
Preserved King Alfred HOR590E, a 1967 Leyland Atlantean/Roe. It passed via Hants & Dorset to Bristol Omnibus for use as an open-topper but is now preserved in King Alfred livery
Photo taken Monday 4 May 2015, FOKAB Running Day Winchester
(added 4 May 2015)

The arrival of pre-war Bedford coach JT8077 at the London Bus Museum Spring Gathering appears to have resulted in a gathering of stewards to sort out some problem. The blind display "Round the Island Tour" suggests that this coach originated on an island somewhere.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 2015, London Bus Museum Spring Gathering, Brooklands
(added 3 May 2015)
The theme of this year's London Bus Museum Spring Gathering was aviation (tying in with the many aircraft exhibits at Brooklands) and it was hardly surprising to see this pair of BEA 4RF4 coaches on display. MLL740 was many years ago acquired by the Museum direct from service with BEA. MLL738 made its first appearance this year at Detling and awaits repainting.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 2015, London Bus Museum Spring Gathering, Brooklands
(added 3 May 2015)
1952 AEC Regent III low-height bus RLH53, MXX 253 under restoration at London Bus Museum.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 2015, Brooklands
(added 3 May 2015)
MXX315 is Guy GS15
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 2015, Brooklands
(added 3 May 2015)
As was normal a special bus service was provided from Weybridge to Brooklands for the day and among the fleets of Routemasters in use was Huddersfield 178, JVH378, seen here at Weybridge station on its way to the museum.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 2015, Weybridge Station
(added 3 May 2015)
Another vehicle under restoration at Brooklands was this Oxford tram body. Does anyone know more about this?
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 2015, London Bus Museum Spring Gathering, Brooklands
(added 3 May 2015)
London Transport RM1368, 368CLT, Routemaster, Single deck conversion for LT Chiswick Experimental Shop after fire damage / Park Royal (and L.T.Chiswick) {L4573} H36/28R (now B28RD).
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 2015, London Bus Museum Spring Gathering, Brooklands
(added 3 May 2015)
Also on display at the gathering and in process of restoration was this small Crosville single decker. It could be a Leyland Cub or possibly a Thorneycroft. Perhaps somebody knows the identity and history of this vehicle?
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 2015, London Bus Museum Spring Gathering, Brooklands
(added 3 May 2015)

Former GMT 5849, HJA949E, a 1967 Leyland PD2/40/East Lancs H36/28R, originally Stockport 49.
Photo taken Sunday 14 September 1980, MOTEC, High Ercall
(added 2 May 2015)
Eastbourne 56, HJK156, a 1961 AEC Regent V/East Lancs H60RD
Photo taken Monday 16 April 1979, Eastbourne Pier/Grand Parade
(added 2 May 2015)
GMT 5150, LBU150E, a 1967 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1/Neepsend H43/34F originally Oldham 150, seen here after transfer to Bury garage and fitted late in its life with a replacement Roe windscreen.
Photo taken Friday 14 March 1980, Market St, Bury
(added 2 May 2015)
South Manchester JDK912P, a 1975 Bristol RESL6L/East Lancs DP42F originally Rossendale 12, seen on an evening journey from Oldham to Hyde.
Photo taken Tuesday 9 August 1994, Mossley, Brookbottom
(added 2 May 2015)
Stratford Blue 38, GUE244, a 1948 Leyland PD2/1 with Leyland bodywork.
Photo taken 1960, Stratford Upon Avon
(added 2 May 2015)
Gelligaer 53, BTX539J, a Bristol VRTSL6G with Northern Counties body leaves Newport Bus Station for Rhymney Bridge.
Photo taken Wednesday 28 August 1974, Newport Bus Station
(added 2 May 2015)
164HAX, a Bristol FS6B from 1963, L263 in the Red and White fleet at Newport Bus Station, almost all of the bus in the pre-NBC livery, but is that a grey rear wheel spoiling the effect?
Photo taken Wednesday 28 August 1974, Newport Bus Station
(added 2 May 2015)

I had always assumed this was a genuine Halifax bus but recent comments on an image of Morecambe Corporation number 10, GTJ694, a Park Royal bodied AEC Regent 0661 cut down to a service vehicle hinted that it may have received Halifax livery whilst in the care of Tony Blackman. There were no registration plates attached to this vehicle and comparing it to the Morecambe picture the bodywork appears identical, but this vehicle has been fitted with a deeper radiator and different front wings. Taken at a private visit to Tony's storage unit at Meltham Mills in 1994.
Photo taken July 1994, Meltham Mills, Hddersfield
(added 30 April 2015)
Former Morecambe & Heysham 10, GTJ694, an AEC Regent II originally with Park Royal H30/26R body new in 1947 but later converted into a hydraulic platform truck for servicing the illuminations. Having then been recently acquired by Tony Blackman for preservation, it is seen here in Milnsbridge scrapyard where the equipment is in the process of being removed.
Photo taken Monday 9 May 1977, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield
(added 30 April 2015)
Former Morecambe & Heysham 10, GTJ694, an AEC Regent II originally with Park Royal H30/26R body new in 1947 but later converted into a hydraulic platform truck for servicing the illuminations. Having then been recently acquired by Tony Blackman for preservation, it is seen here in a gloomy Milnsbridge back street having just pulled out of the scrapyard where the equipment had been removed. Eeh, it were grim up North i'them days !
Photo taken Monday 9 May 1977, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield
(added 30 April 2015)
Western Welsh LR562, XUH336, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Weymann L37/33F body, new in 1961 as 336.
Photo taken Sunday 27 June 1976, Wood Street, Cardiff
(added 30 April 2015)
County Borough of Hastings Education Department VDY88 - an Austin school bus.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 July 1970, Hastings
(added 30 April 2015)
Looking slightly better than the photo of 44 on this site, Newport 31, VDW431K, showing the near side arrangement leaving Newport bus station.
Photo taken Wednesday 28 August 1974, Newport Bus Station
(added 30 April 2015)
Alexander (Northern) AEC Reliance JWG702 (NAC122) with Alexander C41F body dating from 1957 in Dundee City Centre with the late 15th Century St Mary's Tower partially hidden by a more modern structure in the background.
Photo taken Saturday 25 May 1974, Dundee City Centre
(added 30 April 2015)
While browsing through the United gallery, I came across a picture of 18BHN, ex United but then with J.H.Thomson and thus solved the mystery of the above sighting"somewhere on the M6" which had eluded me for years. I had assumed it was a contractor or commercial garage outfit (non -PSV).
Photo taken Aug 1970, M6 northbound
(added 30 April 2015)
Ex Liverpool SL175 or SL176 (SKB172 or SKB173), Royal Tiger/Crossley/Corporation began life as dual doored saloons for one man operation in 1960 trials four years after they were built. In 1974, I found the above being used as a mobile office for Merseyside PTE. I did not record where the location was, most likely Liverpool City Centre.
Photo taken August 1974, Liverpool City Centre
(added 30 April 2015)
Clearly inside a Manchester garage but not much more known
Photo taken 1963/64
(added 30 April 2015)
This is Ledgard MXX179 (former RT3664 into stock 11 Oct 1963) in King Street, Leeds. The impression of light loading is misleading - the bus has just arrived at the terminus in King Street on a duplicate journey and is obviously "running in" empty to Armley Depot - the conductor's uniform sleeve can be seen on the rear offside long seat.
Photo taken King Street, Leeds
(added 30 April 2015)

De Luxe, Mancetter EUE736C was a Ford Thames 570E with a Duple C41F body new in the month in which the photograph was taken at Ascot racecourse.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
(added 28 April 2015)
Stratford Blue 56, AAC21B, a Plaxton Panorama C41F bodied Leyland L2 Leopard was the first of two new in May 1964 and is seen at Ascot racecourse.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
(added 28 April 2015)
Slatter, Long Hanborough 24, FBW556, seen at Ascot racecourse was an early Bedford SB, new in October 1951, with a Duple C33F body.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
(added 28 April 2015)
In 1962 Dr. H.N. Heffernan started a business in West Kingsdown, Sevenoaks 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 MXX323 which had been acquired in February 1965 is seen at Ascot racecourse. It was a Guy Vixen special with an Eastern Coachworks B26F body new in 1953 as London Transport GS23.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
(added 28 April 2015)

Former Leeds CT 28, MNW86, a Leyland Tiger PS1 with Roe B36R body, new in 1948, is followed by former Burnley, Colne & Nelson 41, CHG541, a Leyland Tiger PS2/14 with East Lancs. B39F body, new in 1954 (having being rebuilt from its original B39R in 1958).
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 1975
(added 27 April 2015)
Morecambe & Heysham Corporation former bus 10, GTJ694, an AEC Regent 0661, originally having a Park Royal H30/26R body new in 1947, but later converted as an illuminations servicing platform and seen here performing that role on the occasion of an enthusiasts' visit to the town.
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 1975, Marine Road, Morecambe
(added 27 April 2015)
Former Morecambe & Heysham Corporation 87, 33MTD, a Leyland Titan PD2/37 with Massey H37/27F body, new in 1960, but now in Lancaster City Transport livery.
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 1975, Marine Road, Morecambe
(added 27 April 2015)
Morecambe & Heysham Corporation 81, TTB690, an AEC Regent III 6812A with Park Royal H30/26R body, new in 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 1975, Marine Road, Morecambe
(added 27 April 2015)
Former Lancaster Corporation 129, 129DTD, a Leyland Titan PD2/41 with East Lancs. H35/28R body, new in 1957, but now in Lancaster City Transport livery and pictured in Morecambe whilst performing driver training duties.
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 1975, Morecambe
(added 27 April 2015)
Black & White Motorways 256, DDG256C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Harrington C47F body of 1965.
Photo taken 1972/3, Battersea Wharf, London
(added 27 April 2015)
Only two Alexander (Northern) double deckers are represented in SCT61, neither are original company purchases, so thought this one might fill the gap: CWG53, NRB75, a Leyland PD2/1 built 1950 with Alexander L27/26R body brightening up a dull day at Dundee Seagate Bus Station. The front of the bus has undergone some rebuilding at some stage. The garage was opposite the departure stances.
Photo taken 1968, Dundee Seagate Bus Station
(added 27 April 2015)
A.1. Service GSD366, Daimler CVG6 built 1956 with Northern Counties H32/28R body passes through Irvine heading for Ardrossan. Despite the lack of fleet name, the bus is looking good for 20 years old. Those flares have made a second appearance!
Photo taken Saturday 14 August 1976, Irvine, Ayrshire
(added 27 April 2015)

In 1957 Premier Travel, Cambridge acquired six Guy Arab IIs from Southdown, five with Northern Counties bodies and one with a Weymann body. 104, GUF131, had a Northern Counties H28/26R body and was withdrawn in February 1962 and sold to Cowley (dealer), Salford.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Chrishall depot
(added 24 April 2015)
New to Maidstone & District in 1944 as DH40, GKP266 was acquired by Premier Travel, Cambridge along with two others, in June 1959 and numbered 116. Originally having a Weymann H30/26R body of utility style, it was rebodied with a Weymann H30/26R body in 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Chrishall depot
(added 24 April 2015)
The fifth of the six buses acquired from Southdown in 1957 became Premier Travel, Cambridge 106, GUF130, with a Northern Counties H28/26R body.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Chrishall depot
(added 24 April 2015)
Premier Travel, Cambridge 114, UVE333 was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham Seagull VII C41F body new in July 1959, so was less than five days old when John photographed it.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Harston depot
(added 24 April 2015)
Premier Travel, Cambridge 23, FER241, was a Bedford OB with a Duple B32F body new in February 1947. It was withdrawn in February 1961 and sold for use as a site hut.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Harston depot
(added 24 April 2015)

Making a contrast with BUC4, United 1006 (originally BUC6), 4206HN, a Bristol MW6G with ECW C39F body heels over at Killermont Street, Glasgow, probably on the Scarborough or Whitley Bay service. Sometimes these buses were used for local Eastern Scottish services whilst laying over in the city!
Photo taken July 1969, Killermont Street, Glasgow
(added 23 April 2015)

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