SCT '61
Photo Gallery

Photo © David Beilby. Please do not re-post without permission.

This photograph was prompted by John Stringer's photograph of West Yorkshire PTE 3262 in service in almost exactly the same location.
(photo here).
Tony Blackman is seen having just got out of the cab of FFY401. This is a Leyland Titan PD2/3 with Leyland H30/26R body new in 1947 and was numerically the first of a batch of twelve. It was converted to open-top in 1962 and in 1973 was renumbered 184 as seen here to make way for Southport's first Atlanteans which came that year. It passed to Merseyside PTE in 1974.
After the date of this photograph this bus passed to Ensign who seem to have exported it and transferred the registration to a modern open-topper. Rather a shame given that FFY401 carried the first eight foot wide body built by Leyland.

Photo taken by David Beilby, Sunday 30 November 2008, Old Station Road, Luddenden Foot
Click here for David's photo gallery

©2008-2020 David Beilby All Rights Reserved.
You're welcome to print these pages for personal use only or to link to them as long as it's not for financial gain. Photos may not be re-posted anywhere (including facebook, flickr and fotopic sites) without permission. See the Site Map for further details.

Show this photo as ...
Higher Resolution
Grey Scale
Southport Corporation ...
Fleet Photo Index

Photo ref: sp184a. Page and photo added November 2020
Cookie policy