SCT '61 Photo Index
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Craiggs of Amble TUP92, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1956 with Duple Midland B44F bodywork. This had been new to Scurr of Stillington.
Photo taken Garage, Amble
(added 28 October 2014)
Hardwick's Services, Scarborough, HNW366D, a Leyland PD3A/2 built in 1966 with Roe H41/32RD bodywork. Working with Wallace Arnold subsidiary Hardwick's, this had been new to Farsley Omnibus Co, Pudsey.
Photo taken Westwood, Scarborough
(added 28 October 2014)
Malta Y-0458, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/15 built in 1951 with Aquilina bodywork built in Malta. New as Ribble 781, DRN703, this had been the prototype with Leyland coachwork but had been changed beyond recognition in Malta.
Photo taken ca 1993, Malta
(added 28 October 2014)
Economic (Wilson), Whitburn, 8, VUP472 A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1957 with Roe B44F bodywork. Parked at the stop outside the old Binns bakery in Sunderland before heading to South Shields via Coast Road.
Photo taken March 1970, Sunderland
(added 28 October 2014)

Fox, Falstone, LPT273 was a Leyland Comet with Raine bodywork. Taken in Bellingham in front of a Charlton Bedford/Duple.
Photo taken Parkside Place, Bellingham
(added 26 October 2014)

Schofield's of Ashton-under-Lyne OBU498F, an AEC Reliance 6MU3R with Plaxton Panorama I C51F body, new in 1968. Behind is Wood's of Pollington UWT 675F, a Bedford VAL14 with Duple (Northern) Viceroy C52F body, also new in 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Blackpool
(added 21 October 2014)
Whyte's of Ashford TGH762F, an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR with Duple (Northern) C36Ft body, new in 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Blackpool
(added 21 October 2014)
Harris Tours, Bromsgrove TWP149F, a Bedford VAS5 with Duple Vista 25 C29F body, new in 1968. Behind is Warburton's of Tottington KTC 330C, an AEC Reliance 2MU4RA with Harrington Grenadier C41F body, new in 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Blackpool
(added 21 October 2014)
York Bros. of Northampton (89) NRP89F, an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR with Duple (Northern) Commander III C51F body. Behind is Bostock's of Congleton (19) BMB560F, a Bedford VAL70 with Plaxton Panorama I C52F body, then Thorpe's (Link Line) of London NW10 TMF714F, a Bedford VAM70 with Duple Viceroy C45F body. All were new in 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Blackpool
(added 21 October 2014)
Stringer's (Prince of Wales Coaches) of Ampthill HNM644F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Duple (Northern) Commander III C51F body, new in 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Blackpool
(added 21 October 2014)
Best's of Wembley FNM533E, a Ford R226 with Plaxton Panorama I C52F body, new in 1967.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Blackpool
(added 21 October 2014)
Terrier Coaches JLG326C, a Bedford VAL14 with Plaxton Panorama C52F body, new to Bostock's of Congleton in 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Blackpool
(added 21 October 2014)
Yelloway KDK800F, an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR with Plaxton Panorama I C45F body, new in 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1968, Blackpool North Promenade
(added 21 October 2014)

Brown's Blue, Markfield LNW990, seen at Ascot, had been new to Wallace Arnold, Leeds in 1948 with a Burlingham C33F body. The body of the Leyland PS1/1 was rebuilt and fitted with a full front to Plaxton design by Wilkes & Meade in March 1953. It was withdrawn in 1957 and passed via S. Hughes (dealer), Mirfield to Brown's Blue in December 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
(added 20 October 2014)
LYE945 was a Leyland PSU1/11 Royal Tiger with a Harrington Wayfarer C41C body new to Ewer, London N.16 in February 1951. Seen here at Ascot it had been transferred to the Fallowfield & Britten subsidiary.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
(added 20 October 2014)
LLY852 had the third Harrington Wayfarer body built. The C41C body was mounted on a Leyland PSU1/13 chassis, the fifteenth Royal Tiger to be built, and it was new in November 1950 to Ewer, London N.16 in whose Grey Green fleet it is seen at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
(added 20 October 2014)
New in November 1951 to Ewer, London N.16, MLK952 was a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger with a Harrington Wayfarer C41C body and is seen at Ascot when in Ewer's Grey Green fleet.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
(added 20 October 2014)
110DMM was one of four Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cubs with Burlingham Seagull C41C bodies new to Banfield, London S.E.17 in January 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
(added 20 October 2014)
JXT391 was a Maudslay Marathon III new in August 1948 to Duval, Surbiton, number 39, with a Whitson C33F body. In 1956 it was rebodied with this Duple FC35F body as seen at Ascot. It passed to Bengry, Leominster in May 1964 and to Smith (dealer), Overbridge and was scrapped in May 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
(added 20 October 2014)
HNT886 was a Dennis L6 Falcon with a Yeates C33F body seen at Ascot with Blue Bus, Slough. It was new in 1951 to Jones, Market Drayton and was acquired from Soul, Chessington in May 1959. Blue Bus ran a daily service from Windsor to Maidenhead.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
(added 20 October 2014)
Seen at Ascot having been new in February 1951 to Ewer, London N.16, LYE187 was a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger with a Harrington Wayfarer C41C body. Companion coach, LYE 186, new at the same time had a PSU1/13 chassis.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
(added 20 October 2014)
HJF60 an A.E.C. 9821E Regal IV with a Plaxton Venturer C41C, seen at Ascot, was new to Provincial, Leicester, numbered R7, in April 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
(added 20 October 2014)

Kingston upon Hull trolleybus 83, GRH359, was a 1945 Sunbeam W with Roe H56R bodywork. After withdrawal in September 1963 the bus ended up in the yard of Autospares at Bingley in West Yorkshire, where it remained until at least 1983. Although latterly Hull museums considered the possibility of rescue, it was too far gone as the picture shows.
Photo taken late 1970's, Autospares, Bingley, West Yorkshire
(added 19 October 2014)
Fylde 75, ATD279J, photographed at Lytham Square in 1975 , with an awkwardly placed bus shelter for good bus pictures! This will make up for Chris B. missing his trips once this batch were withdrawn. I always admired the amount of detail on their destination screens. It started life as Lytham St Annes 75 in 1970.
Photo taken Thursday 27 March 1975, Lytham Square
(added 19 October 2014)
Another slide taken at Blackwaterfoot, Arran, is of 141HDH, a Commer with Duple body. Badge says "Corinthian" on radiator. Was with Central, Walsall new(?) in 1960. Restriction on PSV width on Arran was, I think, to do with the narrow roads, and having experienced a white knuckle ride on a packed Stagecoach Western Volvo B10M from Lochranza to Brodick in 2012, I wonder if the restriction should have been kept in place!
Photo taken 1968, Blackwaterfoot, Arran
(added 19 October 2014)
Glasgow LA2, SGD580, the first of many Leyland Atlanteans with Alexander bodies initially purchased to replace the remaining tram services in 1962. LA2 was the only example where the cream band was extended above the windscreen, but by this time, it had been removed. Service 8 had been operated without conductors from May 1969, from Possilpark Garage.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Milton, Glasgow
(added 19 October 2014)
Another picture at Autospares is this Derby Corporation trolleybus. Unidentifiable other than it appears to be one of the batch of 20 Sunbeam F4's with Willowbrook 60 seat bodywork delivered in 1952/3. Numbered between 216-235, DRC216-235, they lasted until withdrawn in 1967 upon closure of the system. This one was still at Autospares in the late 1970's.
Photo taken late 1970s, Autospares, Bingley, West Yorkshire
(added 19 October 2014)

GMT 6930, HTJ762B, a 1964 AEC Renown/East Lancs ex-Leigh 30
Photo taken Friday 27 May 1977, Mersey Square, Stockport
(added 18 October 2014)
GMT 6932, YTJ628D, a 1966 AEC Renown/East Lancs ex-Leigh 32.
Photo taken 5 May 1979, Victoria Bus Station, Salford
(added 18 October 2014)
This photo illustrates the relationship between the A6 Wellington Rd South and the former North Western bus parking area discussed under NW 860 with in the centre GMT 5814, BJA914B, a 1964 Leyland PD2/40/East Lancs.
Photo taken Friday 18 March 1977, Stockport bus park, now part of the site of the current bus station
(added 18 October 2014)
Taken on the final day of the use of Mersey Square as a terminal point, (as opposed to the dropping-off point/run-through to the bus station which it still serves) with GMT 5876, KJA876F Leyland PD3/14/East Lancs H38/32R on the left.
Photo taken Saturday 29 November 1980, Stockport, Mersey Square
(added 18 October 2014)
Bournemouth 147, YLJ147, a Leyland PD3/1 with Weymann H62D body has been preserved (see Jan 2013 photo) but in August 1969 it still carried the original radiator grill incorporating the Bournemouth crest.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 August 1969, Hinton Road, Bournemouth Town Centre
(added 18 October 2014)
Cleveland Transit L503, VXG503J, a Daimler Fleetline CRL6 built in 1971 with Northern Counties H43/27D bodywork. This had been new to the short lived Teesside Municipal Transport as their L503.
Photo taken mid 1980s, Middlesbrough Bus Station
(added 18 October 2014)
Northern General 2618, PCN18, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1963 with Harrington Grenadier C44F bodywork. Harrington's graceful lines show up well on a broadside view.
Photo taken June 1968
(added 18 October 2014)
Henderson of Alston, LAO630, an Albion Victor FT39N built in 1951 with Duple C31F bodywork, the whole weighing in at 5tons 6cwt. Subsequently preserved but with an open radiator and, in the view of the photographer, looking better as seen here (even if in need of restoration).
Photo taken August 1972, Garage, Alston
(added 18 October 2014)

Recently restored Southend PD3 336, CJN436C, seen at the Canvey Museum open day, the trip notable for being the first time Ian and his wife Linda, his clippie in the sixties, have crewed this bus together since 1967 (or perhaps it should be the first time Linda and her driver Ian ....)
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2014
(added 17 October 2014)
Slightly newer than most vehicles on SCT61, this Chesterfield Daimler Fleetline CRL6, 123, NNU123M, has a Roe dual door body and dates from 1973. This version of the Park Royal standard body was very popular with municipal operators in the north in the early seventies. Forty years later it is still an attractive vehicle.
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2014, Coach Street Car Park Skipton
(added 17 October 2014)
Guernsey for many years had very strict rules about vehicle size which resulted in small buses being the norm. This Albion Nimbus NS3AN has a Reading 35 seat body and dates from 1965. When new it was 75, 16216, in the Guernsey Railways fleet and was the last Guernsey Nimbus to enter service. Now preserved it carries a UK 1965 registration, JNP590C. It is seen at the Aire Valley running day
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2014, Coach Street Skipton
(added 17 October 2014)
A rear view of Guernsey Railway 75, a 1965 Albion Nimbus with Reading bodywork showing the vintage styling of the rear.
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2014, Coach Street Car Park Skipton
(added 17 October 2014)
Seen at Bradley near Skipton is this Bristol LL5G with classic ECW bodywork. New in 1951, this was SGL16 JWU886 in the West Yorkshire Road Car fleet. Following withdrawal it spent a number of years as a staff bus for Buxted Chickens
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2014, Bradley near Skipton, Aire Valley Running Day
(added 17 October 2014)
Lytham St Annes had a very different vehicle policy to its much bigger neighbour in Blackpool. In contrast to Blackpool's PD3s, Lytham bought front entrance Leyland Titans. 70, CTF627B, is one of a trio of Massey bodied Leyland Titan PD2A/27 dating from 1964 and is now preserved.
Photo taken 12 October 2014, Coach Street Skipton
(added 17 October 2014)

Hanson's Buses of Huddersfield XVH134, originally an AEC Regal III 9621E with handsome Duple D-type B35F body, numbered 292 and new in 1950, it was rebuilt, lengthened and rebodied by Roe as FB39F in 1963, and renumbered 376. It passed to Huddersfield Corporation on 1st October 1969 when they took over Hanson's stage services, retaining the same number and livery.
Photo taken August 1969, John William Street (junction with Northumberland Street), Huddersfield
(added 15 October 2014)
A pair of unidentified former Oldham Corporation Crossley SD42 single deckers with Roe B32F bodies, dumped awaiting eventual breaking in the top corner of Autospares' premises on the hilltop above Bingley one late afternoon in the winter of 1970.
Photo taken Early 1970, Autospares' premises, in a quarry above Bingley
(added 15 October 2014)
Sir Lindsay Parkinson (contractor) EFV619, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/15 with Leyland C41C body, new to Standerwick, Blackpool as its 129 in 1951.
Photo taken July 1970, Bertie Street, off Manchester Road, Rochdale
(added 15 October 2014)
RBJ206 seen at Ascot was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Mann Egerton Sandringham C43C body new in April 1955 to Braybrooke, Mendlesham with whom it was seen at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
(added 15 October 2014)
19WPP, seen at Ascot, was a Bedford SB5 with a Burlingham Gannet C41F new to Buckmaster, Leighton Buzzard in Apri 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
(added 15 October 2014)
346BUP was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with an early Plaxton Panorama C41F body which was new in January 1959 to Gardiner, Spennymoor. It passed to General, Chester-le-Street in September 1960 and to Mansfield, Welch & Burling (t/a Burwell & District), Burwell, with whom it is seen here at Ascot, in April 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
(added 15 October 2014)
Seen at Ascot, LRP700 was a Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub with a Duple Elizabethan C41C body new to York Bros., Northampton 61 in June 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
(added 15 October 2014)
864KNU was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance of Booth & Fisher, Halfway which had a Roe DP41F body and was seen at Ascot racecourse.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
(added 15 October 2014)
KXX613, an A.E.C. 9621E Regal III with a Harrington C33F body was new in November 1949 to Ewer, London N.16, passing to associated company Fallowfield & Britten, London N.16 in March 1956 and to Lloyd, Nuneaton, with whom it is seen here at Ascot, in October 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
(added 15 October 2014)

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