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An earlier shot of Kens mystery coach 571BWT. It dates from 1962, registered in the West Riding and possibly new to Dodd of Belton. It later ran for Bond Brothers of Willington in County Durham. When photographed it was at a rally in Huddersfield in the mid nineties. After this it was repainted in the livery of Shaw Brothers of Byers Green although it was never owned by them.
Photo taken 1995, Huddersfield
(added 17 December 2014)
Gateshead and District 62, CCN162, was one of fourteen Leyland PD2/1s with Leyland H30/26R bodies new in 1951 along with twenty-three PD2/3s also with Leyland H30/26R bodies. Withdrawn in 1965 it passed to T.D. Alexander (Greyhound), Arbroath and Sheffield.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959
(added 17 December 2014)
Eastern Counties VR179, OPW179P, a Bristol VRTSL3/6LX built in 1976 with ECW H43/31F bodywork, on extended hire to United AS in 1977.
Photo taken May 1977, Middlesbrough Bus Station
(added 17 December 2014)
United AS 1491, LDL263F, a Bristol LH6L built in 1968 with ECW B43F bodywork. New as Southern Vectis 826 it must have been wishing it was back there on this wet and miserable day in Scarborough.
Photo taken August 1977, Scarborough Bus Station
(added 17 December 2014)
United AS 1495, RRX994G, A Bristol LH6L built in 1969 with ECW B45F bodywork. New as Alder Valley 514, waiting at a battered stand in Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken June 1977, Market Place, Bishop Auckland
(added 17 December 2014)
United AS 1515, AHN315H, a Bristol LH6L built in 1970 with ECW B45F bodywork. Resting inside the depot at Berwick, alongside similar vehicle, 1520. Still quite new and looking smart in United's traditional livery.
Photo taken June 1970, Berwick Depot
(added 17 December 2014)

This is quite a rare AEC Britannia with one piece window, carrying registartion 571BWT. I'm after any help the SCT61 team can give me about this vehicle and it's history. I'm sorry the location and weather doesn't make it ideal for photography.
Photo taken Wednesday 26 November 2014
(added 14 December 2014)
United AS 2120, WHN120, a Bristol LS5G built in 1955 with ECW B45F bodywork. Binns, in the background, is all that remains now from this view of Park Street next to Middlesbrough's cramped former bus station.
Photo taken May 1970, Park Street, Middlesbrough
(added 14 December 2014)
United AS 2015, DUP570B, a Leyland Leopard L1 built in 1964 with Plaxton Highway B45F bodywork. New as Wilkinson 70 of Sedgefield and operating route 68 Stockton to Willington.
Photo taken April 1970, High Street, Stockton-on-Tees
(added 14 December 2014)

New to Thames Valley in 1965, this Bristol FLF6G was D18, DRX122C, in that fleet. It is seen working as an open-top tour bus in York for Viking Tours in 1993.
Photo taken Friday 16 July 1993, York City Centre
(added 13 December 2014)
Devon General's Seadog class convertable open top Atlanteans were spread far and wide after withdrawal by their original owners. Seen in Hull is 926GTA which was origianally DL926 in the Devon General fleet. When phototgraphed the bus was in the East Yorkshire fleet as their 902 and is seen in the Lord Mayor's Parade in Hull in 1992 with a former London Routemaster in traditional East Yorkshire livery tucked in behind
Photo taken Saturday 13 June 1992, Anlaby Road, Hull
(added 13 December 2014)
Lincolnshire RC 1910, MFE492J, a Bristol VRTSL6G built in 1971 with ECW H39/31F bodywork. On extended hire to United and given their fleetname.
Photo taken April 1977, North Road, Durham City
(added 13 December 2014)
GMT 5896, MJA896G, a 1969 Leyland PD3/14/East Lancs H38/32F, formerly Stockport 96.
Photo taken Saturday 2 April 1977, Stockport, Wellington St
(added 13 December 2014)
GMT 5961, VDB592, a 1962 Leyland PD2A/30/East Lancs H60R formerly Stockport 361
Photo taken Thursday 31 August 1978, Daw Bank, Stockport (rear of)
(added 13 December 2014)
Waited years for these two liveries to be photographed side by side and an open day at Glasgow's Knightswood garage (now a housing development) on 2nd July 1994 provided the opportunity. Both buses are well known, Glasgow FYS999 and Halifax BCP671. I wonder if Halifax fans look at GCT buses and think, somethings not quite right.
Photo taken Saturday 2 July 1994, Knightswood Garage, Glasgow
(added 13 December 2014)
Cumberland 199, JRM195, was one of ten Leyland PS1/1s with Burlingham bodies delivered in 1950. Two had C28F bodies whilst the others, including 199, had C31F coachwork. In April 1959 bus seats were fitted to 199 and a full width canopy, with destination and route number boxes, was also fitted. New windows with radiused sliders replacing the original half-drop type were also fitted. In December 1961 it became number 124 and passed to F. Cowley (dealer), Salford in January 1964 and then to William Press Limited (contractor), London numbered CH36 in March.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Workington
(added 13 December 2014)
MPU53, Cumberland 217, had been new as Eastern National 3992 and was transferred to United Counties as number 594 in May 1952. It passed to Cumberland as number 217 in April 1959, being the last of twelve such buses acquired that year, It was a Leyland PD1 with an Eastern Coachworks L27/26R body new in December 1947. It was renumbered to 310 in December 1961 and withdrawn in 1964 passing to Swift (dealer), Stairfoot for scrap in November.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Workington
(added 13 December 2014)

Twenty Leyland PD2/12s with Leyland L27/28R bodies were delivered to Cumberland in 1951 and 313, KRM262, having been renumbered to 380 in December 1961, was withdrawn in 1968 passing to A. Finlay (Hartwood Finance) (dealer), Barnsley in October and was not traced further.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Whitehaven
(added 12 December 2014)
Cumberland 278, HRM698, was one of twenty-two Leyland L27/26R bodied Leyland PD2/1s new in 1949. A further eight, HRM 703-710, were sold to Crosville, Chester without being delivered to Whitehaven. They became Crosville M583-590, later DTO583-590, and retained their Cumberland registration numbers.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Whitehaven
(added 12 December 2014)
The first of nine Massey L27/26R bodied Leyland TD4s, new in 1936 as Cumberland 115, BAO772 was rebodied with a new Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body in 1950 and renumbered to 287 as seen in this photograph. It is recorded by the P.S.V. Circle as passing to North (dealer), Leeds in April 1959 and then to Cherry, Beverley in September 1959.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Whitehaven
(added 12 December 2014)
New as Cumberland 118, BAO775, was a Leyland TD4, one of nine new in 1936 with Massey L27/26R bodies. It was rebodied with a new Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body in 1950 and renumbered to 289. It is recorded by the P.S.V. Circle as passing to North (dealer), Leeds in April 1959 and then to Foster, Dinnington in October 1959.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Whitehaven
(added 12 December 2014)
Ten Leyland PS1/1s with Associated Coachbuilders C31F bodies were delivered to Cumberland in 1949 and 33, JAO835, is seen here after being one of nine rebodied with new B34F bodies, fitted for one-man operation, built by Cumberland Motor Services between 1958 and 1960, this one dating from February 1959. The tenth one was rebodied by Eastern Coachworks with an FB35F body in December 1958. JAO835 was renumbered to 112 in December 1961 and withdrawn in 1965, passing to F. Cowley (dealer), Salford.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Whitehaven
(added 12 December 2014)

RDV433H is a Bristol RELH 4/290 with ECW C45F body new to Western National in 1970 as their 1483 in Royal Blue livery. It was withdrawn in 1981 and has spent most of the time since then in the West Midlands. Now the vehicle has been bought by Roger Burdett and is seen here being secured on the low loader for its trip to his base in Coventry.
Photo taken Thursday 11 December 2014, Rugeley
(added 11 December 2014)
Former Manchester Corporation 3449, PND449, a 1956 Leyland PD2/12/Metro-Cammell H64R, as seen in the "Mancunian Way", the City Council's then-newspaper, illustrates the use of old buses as mobile workshops for the Parks Department, of which there has been some discussion recently on SCT61.
Photo taken early 1974, Manchester area
(added 11 December 2014)
Rodoviaria Nacional L-344, FA-99-90, a 1970-ish Leyland Atlantean LPDR1/UTIC H88F
Photo taken Wednesday 7 October 1987, Sete Rios, Lisbon
(added 11 December 2014)
Barton 676, RAL378, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1954 with Alexander C41F bodywork. Alexander bodywork was relatively uncommon in England at that time.
Photo taken mid 1960s?
(added 11 December 2014)
Red & White bought twenty-one of the Bristol RESL6Ls in 1967. They were some of the few RESLs built with this style of body. The whole batch was initially allocated to Aberdare where they replaced the Lydney/BBW-bodied Royal Tigers and became a feature of bus operation in the area. They were powerful, fast and musical to boot - I loved them. By the date of this photo most of them had been withdrawn and RS3667, LAX108E, was one of the few survivors. It was not resting in its old age and is seen here on the marathon Cardiff to Swansea service that ran via Aberdare. When new it was numbered RS867.
Photo taken Friday 10 December 1982, Aberdare Low Level Station yard
(added 11 December 2014)

New this year for the Ensignbus vintage running day was route X86 between Upminster and Brentwood. This was worked by two vehicles, during the morning an RF and AEC Regal Green Line coach T499 ELP223, seen here at Upminster station. This bus was repatriated from Australia and has undergone a very thorough restoration. Its first public appearance in Green line livery was at the TfL Year of the Bus display in Regent Street this summer, but I think this was its first occasion in normal public service.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 2014, Upminster Station
(added 9 December 2014)
There were scheduled to be two "surprise vehicles" at the Ensignbus vintage running day. One turned out to be RM1843, 843DYE, which I understand has been repatriated from the USA (it still carries an American registration plate on the back). It has just been restored and this was probably its first public appearance. Here, watched by a photographer, it turns out of Upminster Station Approach on its way to Gravesend on the X55.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 2014, Upminster Station Approach
(added 9 December 2014)
The second "surprise vehicle" at the Ensignbus vintage running day was St. Helens single decker 248 EDJ248J, which worked the X86 during the afternoon and is seen here at Brentwood High Street. This is understood to have been disposed of by its preservationist owner and is now part of the Ensign sales stock, but can be used by the vintage fleet if required.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 2014, Brentwood High Street
(added 9 December 2014)
Another non London vehicle which was out at the Ensignbus vintage running day was Leeds PD3 5280NW, in Brentwood High Street on its way to Grays on the X81.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 2014, Brentwood High Street
(added 9 December 2014)
Former London Country RP90, JPA190K, a 1972 AEC Reliance 6U2R with 45-seat Park Royal bodywork, now with the London Bus Museum at Cobham. Here in Brentwood High Street, one of the visiting vehicles in the 2014 Ensignbus Vintage Running Day. RPs appeared here when new in 1972 on Green Line 721, between the demise of the RCLs and the advent of the LNC Leyland Nationals.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 2014, Brentwood High Street
(added 9 December 2014)
Former LT RT1499, KGK758 of 1949, now part of the Ensignbus Vintage Fleet. Here in Brentwood High Street during the 2014 Ensignbus Running Day. Showing the 5-bay construction and the distinctive rear end of the non-standard Cravens body.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 2014, Brentwood High Street
(added 9 December 2014)

Transport Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, YUP841, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Duple Midland B45F bodywork. A rare shot of a long ceased operator.
Photo taken early/mid 1960s, Bishop Auckland Market Place
(added 8 December 2014)
United AS 1129, 529LHN, a Bristol MW6G built in 1960 with ECW DP39F bodywork. This had originally been BUE529 then UE529 before finally gaining its last fleet number.
Photo taken April 1972, Bishop Auckland Market Place
(added 8 December 2014)
Wolsey, Stockton-on-Tees, 152ANR, a Bedford SB3 built in 1962 with Burlingham Seagull 62 C41F bodywork. Formerly with Leeming Motor Co, it had been new to Gee of Lutterworth.
Photo taken September 1972, Thornaby (near the BR depot)
(added 8 December 2014)
Ward's Coaches, Middlesbrough, TUP354, a Bedford SBG built in 1956 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork. Vaux Gold Tankard race day at Redcar attracted this former Iveson of Esh Winning vehicle, it weighed in at 4 tons 16 hundredweight.
Photo taken May 1974, Redcar racecourse
(added 8 December 2014)
Tyne Valley, Acomb, TWR842, a Bedford SBG built in 1957 with Plaxton Consort C41F bodywork. This had been new to Hargreaves of Morley.
Photo taken April 1972, Depot, Acomb
(added 8 December 2014)

New in March 1948, Cumberland 246, GAO784, was one of ten Leyland PD1s with Massey L27/26R bodies new in 1948. It was rebuilt with radiused windows in 1955, withdrawn in 1960 and sold to Fleet Car Sales (dealer), Dunchurch in January 1961, passing to Askin (dealer), Barnsley for scrap in July 1962. It is seen here between two Leyland PD2s with infinitely superior bodywork.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Whitehaven
(added 6 December 2014)
Cumberland 219, GAO757, new in March 1948 was a Leyland PD1 with a Massey L27/26R body, being one of ten similar vehicles new that year. It was rebuilt with radiused windows in 1956, withdrawn in 1959 and sold in November 1959, via an unknown dealer, passing to Mc Dowall, Glasgow in December 1960 and then to Fleet Car Sales (dealer), Dunchurch in April 1962.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Vulcans Lane, Workington
(added 6 December 2014)
Cumberland 295, EAO701, was new in March 1941 as number 161, being renumbered in 1950 when it was fitted with the Burlingham L27/26R body to replace the original L27/26R body built by Massey. It was one of fifteen Leyland TD7s from 1941 eight of which were rebodied in 1949/50. It passed to North (dealer), Leeds in August 1959 and has not been traced further.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Whitehaven
(added 6 December 2014)

Interior views are rare so included a few which might be of interest. GCT single deck trolleybus TBS13, FYS988, has been placed in store after several years on display at the Museum of Transport. After years sitting in Knightswood garage, it was repainted by GCT at Larkfield Bus Works for the museum . The extra long 50 seat Burlingham body was intended for one man operation in 1958. After the pictures were taken, the bus was towed to Coplawhill and displayed there.
Photo taken Monday 22 January 1973, Larkfield Bus Works, Glasgow
(added 5 December 2014)
Glasgow CT Daimler CVD6 DS43, FYS348, was the first of a batch of 43 to enter service from 1948, with forward entrance and rear exit bodies built at the bus works on Metal Section frames. The luxurious finish is apparent in this view, compared with the spartan interiors entering service 10 years later on the single deck trolleybuses TBS 12-21.
Photo taken 1948
(added 5 December 2014)
Cumberland 247, GAO785, was the last of ten Leyland PD1s with Massey L27/26R bodies new in 1948 and was rebuilt with radiused windows in 1955. It was withdrawn in 1961, passing to Fleet Car Sales (dealer), Dunchurch in September, then to Holloway Brothers (London) Limited (contractor), London S.W.1 and to Lines, Wootton to whom it was last licensed in November 1963.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Whitehaven
(added 5 December 2014)

Colchester Corporation 46, KEV331, was a Bristol K6A with Duple utility H56R body new in August 1945. It was photographed on a peak hour journey in the queue leaving Colchester Bus Station just before withdrawal in June 1964.
Photo taken June 1964, Colchester Bus Station
(added 4 December 2014)
Colchester Corporation 36, CWC36B was a Leyland PD2A30spl (7' 6" wide) with Massey H61R body, one of a trio newly delivered in June 1964 in the brighter "cream sandwich" livery. Seen here leaving Colchester Bus Station it positively shone! It lasted until May 1977 when ousted, along with many of its contemporaries, by a batch of ten OMO Atlanteans.
Photo taken June 1964, Colchester Bus Station
(added 4 December 2014)
Colchester Corporation's 22, 194MNO, a Massey bodied AEC Regent V of 1959, was chosen to wear this commemorative livery to mark the undertaking's sixtieth anniversary. It ran for a week in early October 1964 spending a day on each of the town's main routes.
Photo taken early October 1964, Greenstead Estate Terminus, Colchester
(added 4 December 2014)
Ten Leyland PD2/12s with Leyland L27/28R bodies were delivered to Cumberland in 1952 and 329, LRM103, was the second of them, entering service in July. Renumbered to 391 in December 1961 it was withdrawn in 1968, being sold in October with no further trace.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Whitehaven
(added 4 December 2014)
New as Eastern National 3976, MPU37 was transferred to United Counties as number 584 in May 1952. It passed to Cumberland as number 207 in April 1959, being one of twelve such buses acquired that year, It was a Leyland PD1 with an Eastern Coachworks L27/26R body new in September 1947. It was renumbered to 301 in December 1961 and withdrawn in 1964 passing to Swift (dealer), Stairfoot for scrap in November.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Whitehaven
(added 4 December 2014)
Cumberland 209, MPU39, was new as Eastern National 3978, and was transferred to United Counties as number 586 in May 1952. It passed to Cumberland as number 209 in April 1959, being one of twelve such buses acquired that year, It was a Leyland PD1 with an Eastern Coachworks L27/26R body new in September 1947. It was renumbered to 303 in December 1961 and withdrawn in 1963 passing to F. Cowley (dealer), Salford in April 1964 and then to Manchester Corporation Direct Works Department number 45/003 in December. It passed to a dealer in May 1967.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Whitehaven
(added 4 December 2014)

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