PRESERVED EAST KENT BUSES & COACHES. 1128 had a continental step fitted below the central offside emergency exit and was used on a 17-day tour to Moscow for a tour operator called L F Moreland. A Directory of Bus Fleetists. bus & coach gallery. Links to all fleets are accessible via the pages listed above Click to Enter. One of the largest collections of vehicles owned formerly by Southdown Motor Services. This route will not operate until further notice due to the latest COVID restrictions Photos; Discussions; Members ; Map; About; Sort: Date added. A Directory of Bus Fleetists. Foreign. REG NO / LICENCE PLATE CHASSIS BODY STATUS/LAST KNOWN OWNER AEC Regent V - continued from previous page WFN 842 AEC Regent V Park Royal Sold to PVS {dealer}, Carlton, 1/84, for scrap YJG 811 AEC Regent V Park Royal Sold to Ensign {dealer}, Purfleet, … 20732 Photos. Contact. Wales. Sitemap. tester. Southdown – Leyland Titan – UF 4813. Welcome, feel free to post your photos of preserved buses and coaches, but please take a moment to review the group rules... See more. I’ll shut up now! The maps below can help you to plan your journey in the most effective way, … Fleet number Reg. KWA 218 however is shown as former No.218 of 1948 and both buses appear the to be the same, Leyland PS1 with Weymann 34-seat bodies. photo by Pete Edgeler. Most examples were bodied with the Leyland lowbridge body, the firm initially holding the UK royalty rights for the single offside gangway upper deck layout. The company did not purchase any new double deck vehicles until 1989. AEC initially used the ‘camel roof’ design on its highbridge Regent buses purely for cosmetic effect to give a low height appearance from street level, but this was soon abandoned as public acceptance grew of the stability of double deck buses. LDT … For more information on current and former vehicles, please contact the East Kent and Maidstone & District Bus Club who's information far exceeds that of any website. Some of our buses have USB charging points by the seats so you can charge your device while you travel with us. I came across a mention in a book about a "Southdown" coach arriving at the newly opened Hotel Ukrania, Moscow in 1958. And just to make the batch really interesting, 1116 was fitted with air suspension by -/60 as a ‘test-bed’ for the new Leopards due the next year !! It was the same story with the Orion bodied Leyland PD’s that followed these. This served Southdown well as a series of acquisitions and takeovers resulted in the company expanding their territory out into a wedge-shaped area stretching from Portsmouth to Hastings, with the top of the wedge extending up to London. The apple green and cream buses and coaches of Southdown Motor Services have been a firm favourite with bus enthusiast for many years. Home. Southdown PSV Limited. During WW2 it was fitted with a temporary canvas top and after peace returned it continued on sea front services until withdrawal in 1951 when the Company preserved it themselves. Photos must be of buses carrying the 'Southdown' fleetname. by PD3. These few do remind me, somewhat, of the 11XX (XUF XXX) Weymann Fanfare-bodied Tiger Cubs of the early 1960’s. Photos of buses carrying the... See more. As this style of body was I believe peculiar to South down and this front entrance batch small in number I have not seen many photos of them here or elsewhere. Historical and Foreign. The details about seating capacity for this batch are wrong. WLT 349 – Preserved as London Transport RM349. 214 was written off after an accident, and dismantled for spares, and the remainder were transferred to Northern in 1968. Published on line. Preserved Southdown bus 873 (UF 6473) 1930 Leyland Titan TD1, Amberley Museum, 17 October 2008.jpg 160 × 231; 42 KB. WELCOME. As a child, my interest in buses came from the regular rides on Southdown buses from Waterlooville into Portsmouth then on Porsmouth Corporation vehicles to see friends and family. Preserved Leyland Leopard and Bristol RE buses run previously by Southdown. It carried 30 tourists from the Midlands and had taken a week to get there from Victoria Coach Station. “The Fylde Transport Trust is the guardian of a unique collection of buses and trams spanning over 80 years of public transport history. My memories date from the mid 1950s when I can just about remember the ECW rebodied Leyland TD5s and the trio of AEC Regents rebodied by Pickering. To Those Interested in Buses In Devon, Past, Present & Future. This page contains the lists and photos of preserved AECs that originated with provincial and independent bus and coach operators across the United Kingdom. 222 Members. Southdown Preserved . 1956 Guy Arab IV / Park Royal (H33/26RD) New to and preserved as Southdown as No. Southdown Preserved. Preserved Southdown 510 Jul18. England Scotland Wales. Tynemouth was my local fleet. October 22nd, 2005 Group Since. plate Carrier Model Chassis Built First registered VIN Body number Additional info; CD 5125: Southdown Preserved: Оther makes and models: Leyland: 1920 : 05.1921: 10975: 2450: Amberley Museum: 2010. Part 2 contains the list of preserved AEC buses and coaches that originated with London Transport or London Country Bus Services. Jul 30, 2019 - Explore Mark O'Keeffe's board "Southdown Buses" on Pinterest. The Leyland Titan TD1 was the first of a very long serving range of double-deck chassis. Getting back to the Park Royal GUY Arab IV’s. 1120-5 were used on Southdown Beacon Tours, at least 1125 having a cream roof and window surrounds from mid-58 to /62. Delivered in 1958 No 1122 registration UCD 122 was one of the last batch of 15 which were the only ones with front entrances the other 115 having centre entrances, this particular car (to use the correct Southdown term) was to C37F layout the rest were C41F with the exception of 1128/9 which were C32F these two were also painted in pale blue and cream for a contract with Linjebus a Swedish tour company. The following 29 files are in this category, out of 29 total. 1960 AEC Routemaster R2RH / Park Royal (H36/28R) New to and preserved as London Transport as RM349. Preserved Southdown 1249. The high bridge vehicles seated 62 and the low bridge vehicles 58. More. 19 Burwash Park, Fontridge Lane, Etchingham, East Sussex TN19 7DE, GB | 07365 819072 . Living north of the Tyne, I was more familiar with the Tynemouth and Newcastle buses. The Weymann Fanfare bodied Tiger Cubs came in two batches 1130-1144 Reg XUF 130-144 in 1960 and 1145-1154 Reg 8145-8154 CD in 1962 after that the Leopard was the chassis of choice. View: Justified Light box. Wales. Some of our buses have USB charging points by the seats so you can charge your device while you travel with us. As well as appreciating the value of economies of scale in a large network (and the deep organisation required to … Most pre 1958 deliveries were central entrance. Welcome to the official website for Preserved Southdown Leyland National PCD 80R... - For details of Tinkers Park 2021, please click the HERE... - A full list of buses that attended Tinkers Park 2020 can be found under the relevant page above. The company had an advertising and ticket sales booth at Brighton Aquarium. Southdown Motors Services Ltd (although this was the legal name of the company (until 1992) it was normally referred to as Southdown Motor Services) was a bus and coach operator in East and West Sussex and parts of Hampshire, in southern England.It was formed in 1915 and had various owners throughout its history, being purchased by the National Bus Company (NBC) in 1969. In 1956/7, both NGT and Newcastle Corporation took delivery of batches of very similar Park Royal bodied vehicles. There were 10 PD2s in 1957 for Northern. This was a Swedish operator for whom Southdown operated a Round Britain tour. This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total. A now preserved Leyland Leopard, previously run by Southdown as fleet number 122. Below is a list of known preserved vehicles which were new to the East Kent Road Car Company Limited. Southdown also had many more batches of coaches in those days and it would be interesting to know what the total coach fleet strength was. United Kingdom. Sold in 1965 it became staff transport for Mother Hubbard Kitchen Cabinets in Chadderton, near Manchester. Southdown bought several batches of Leyland Leopard service buses; Free bus rides were run on two routes, open toppers providing a seafront service; Built in 1963, this Leyland Leopard L2 has 31ft 5in long Harrington coachwork; The old Southdown livery applied to this Alexander Dash bodied Dart that served with Southdown’s successor, Stagecoach Preserved Buses List Below is a summary of Preserved Buses, formerly operated in, or now located in the North East Traffic Area. For more information on current and former vehicles, please contact the East Kent and Maidstone & District Bus Club who's information far exceeds that of any website. Photograph and Copy contributed by Roger Cox, Quick links to the  -  Comments Page  -  Contact Page  -  Home Page. 150414 3074. Copyright on all Content and Photographs is held by the contributor unless stated otherwise     No reproduction allowed by any means without prior permission, All rights to the design and layout of this website are reserved     Old Bus Photos does not set or use Cookies but Google Analytics will set four see this, Old Bus Photos from Saturday 25th April 2009 to Wednesday 20th January 2021, Please leave a Comment or Send Information, Southdown – Leyland Titan – RUF 189/5 – 783/5, Southdown – Leyland Tiger Cub – UCD 122 – 1122. Part 2: London AECs. The apple green and cream buses and coaches of Southdown Motor Services have been a firm favourite with bus enthusiast for many years. 2094 : OCD764G SCRAPPED: 2095 : OCD765G … In 1984 and 85 it was allocated to Chichester garage. Eventually the Commissioners came down in favour of Southdown and they were awarded the licence. This page was last modified on 15 May 2019, at 10:33. WELCOME. History. Earn 7 reward points. The October 1961 issue of the Ian Allan magazine Buses Illustrated published a list of 76 buses believed to be the total number of preserved buses in the UK. In common with cars and trucks, preservation of buses in the United Kingdom is a hobby activity enjoyed by many people, both actively or passively. Non commercial preservation The preserved bus fleet in the UK includes dating from the earliest pre-war models right up to models manufactured after the year 2000. AECs in Service . Historic. I thought they were well proportioned buses, but the interior finish on the Newcastle vehicles left a lot to be desired, red painted lining panels, narrow seats and a distinct lack of ventilation. The active preservation and operation of preserved buses is undertaken by private individuals, organised trusts or societies, and even commercial operators. Southdown PSV. 1/4. The original company has passed into history, so it is to the preserved examples we look to today that keeps the memory alive. A couple of photos are attached illustrating a Northern vehicle and one of Newcastle’s 1957 high bridge buses. Dec 13, 2014 - Explore Ian Frank's board "Southdown" on Pinterest. A now preserved Leyland Titan, previously run by Southdown as fleet number 422. Although they looked very similar to these, one notable difference was that both NCT & NGT were all four bay construction, whereas these are five. List of links to Bus Fleetlists published on the web. But these vehicles came in penny numbers, too! UF 4813 carries the radiator design of 1929 that then became familiar on all subsequent TD1 and the later TD2 machines. I remember the ECW rebodied TD5s also largely because they were quite fast and refined mechanically, for a bus of that era.They seemed to spend a lot of their time on the 5 Whitley Bay (St. Mary’s Lighthouse) to Newcastle (Haymarket)until about 1955, when they I think (its all a long time ago now) they were largely replaced on that route by the 1955 Orion bodied Guys. Preserved Buses List. Rallies and Running Days. 150414 3074. Southdown Preserved - Horsham & Lewes Code: ND207. The choice of 1450-1499 also enabled Southdown to link the fleet numbers with the registration numbers but, with 10 vehicles having been converted to buses, there were ten gaps in the sequence. The maps below can help you to plan your journey in the most effective way, identifying which services will be best for you. It still looks odd for me to see front entrance Southdown coaches, so rare were they! The Society was formed in 1982 to perpetuate interest in the former DEVON GENERAL OMNIBUS & TOURING CO. LTD, and its successors, and to stimulate and encourage preservation for future generations. Eastern Coachworks was a new supplier for Southdown and the overall layout was not far removed from the post-war standard for bus bodywork from ECW (C31R). Scotland. Southdown operate a number of buses throughout Surrey, Sussex, and Kent. List of Links to known web published Bus Fleetlists. Photos of buses carrying the... See more. 8942 Photos. Below is a list of known preserved vehicles which were new to the Maidstone & District Motor Services. A slightly thick version of the "Mackenzie script" version of the Southdown logo, on the side of a small model Southdown coach [image info], A model of a Southdown Buses "dormy" bus shed on the museum's East Sussex Countryside 00-gauge model railway layout, based on the example at Amberley (Brian Bennett) [image info], 1961: advert for Southdown express buses between London and Brighton [image info], 1962 map of Old Steine, showing the Southdown Bus Station [image info], 2019: A pair of Southdown buses at the 2019 HCVS rally [image info], Mug with the Southdown logo, Stagecoach Group era [image info], Special issue of "Buses" magazine (June 2015) with an 18-page pullout marking the 100-year anniversary of Southdown [image info], The Southdown Enthusiasts' Club (southdownenthusiastsclub.org.uk) [image info], Southdown bus DVDs (www.dentours.com) [image info]. 122 BUF122C. The TD1 model, very advanced when it appeared in 1927, had a six cylinder 6.8 litre overhead camshaft petrol engine of up to 98 bhp driving through a four speed sliding mesh gearbox. England. The active preservation and operation of preserved buses is undertaken by private individuals, organised trusts or societies, and even commercial operators. List of links to Bus Fleetlists published on the web. Preserved Southdown 103 Jul18. Preserved Leyland and Bristol buses run previously by Southdown. 0182 EUF 182 (1938) Leyland Titan TD5 Beadle cut down to operate as a tow truck at the Weymouth Bus Rally July 1975 (Still acting as the Portsmouth recovery vehicle in 1974) 0813 UF 4813 (1929) Leyland Titan TD1/Brush O27/24RO – Company preserved, Southsea Spectacular 06/1984 Southdown Motor Services - early Brighton sites, Records of Southdown Motor Services Limited, The National Archives (nationalarchives.gov.uk), Southdown Motor Services Ltd.: A Fleet History, Colin Parker (freewebs.com/colinsplace), Southdown advertising, Grace's Guide (gracesguide.co.uk), SOUTHDOWN COACHES 1951 - 1961, Classic Buses Profiles (classicbuses.co.uk) (teamlocals.co.uk), Southdown Motor Services Ltd., photos (old-bus-photos.co.uk), Bristol Commercial Vehicles Enthusiasts: Illustrated Histories for Southdown Motor Services Limited, including Brighton, Hove & District (bcv.robsly.com), Southdown's Daimler fleet (batsaboutbhdfleetlines.moonfruit.com), Southdown – British Model Buses (britishmodelbuses.com), Southdown Motor Services, Model Bus Zone (modelbuszone.co.uk), VINCENT TWEED AND SOUTHDOWN BUSES (visit-gloucestershire.co.uk), Model Bus Federation (model-bus-federation.org.uk), Southdown Enthusiasts' Club (SEC) (southdownenthusiastsclub.org.uk), The 'Southdown Enthusiasts Club' Publications (transportpostcards.co.uk), Southdown PSV Enthusiasts page (routebus537.veryold.net), Southdown Motor Buses at Amberley Museum (busmanjohn.wordpress.com), Amberley Museum’s Brand New Bus Show (thefamilygrapevine.co.uk), Southdown 451 Group, East Worthing - The history and restoration of GUF191 (sussex-transport.co.uk), National Association of Road Transport Museums (nartm.org.uk), "Southdown Preserved" DVD (videoscene.co.uk), 2015 Event to Mark 100th Anniversary of Southdown Buses (teamlocals.co.uk), Southdown 100 anniversary website (southdown100.co.uk), Twitter account: @SouthdownMS100 (twitter.com), 100 Years of Southdown, special Stagecoach liveries (busandcoachbuyer.com), Southdown Bus (Poem) Short Film (youtube.com), Southdown Buses centenary celebrations (1915-2015), Bedford Duple OB Coach, 1:24 scale, Southdown JCD 371 (Original Classics), Bedford OB coach JCD 370 (Corgi Original Omnibus 42607), Guy Arab utility double-decker bus, Southdown GUF 69 (Corgi Toys), Harrington Cavalier Coach, Southdown, 1-76 (Exclusive First Editions 12101), Harrington Cavalier Coach, Southdown, 1-76 (Exclusive First Editions 12304), Leyland PD3 Queen Mary double-decker No31 bus, Southdown BUF 272C (Corgi Original Omnibus), Leyland Royal Tiger coach, Southdown LUF640 (Oxford Diecast 76LRT002), Leyland Titan Southdown double-decker No.4 bus UF6473, Robin Starch (Matchbox MYY), Leyland Wayman Fanfare coach, Southdown XUF 141 (Oxford Diecast 76WFL001), MCW Single-decker bus, Southdown LUF 500 (Corgi Toys), Morris J-type commercial van RVF324, Southdown (Corgi Toys), Southdown Bus pedal car, LUF 634 Leyland Royal Tiger coach (unknown maker), Southdown Buses dormy shed, Amberley (Brian Bennett), Southdown double-decker bus GUF 144, Guy (Corgi Original Omnibus), 100 Years of Southdown, Brighton Toy and Model Museum.jpg, Buses Illustrated 123, June 1965, cover.jpg, Buses magazine issue 723, June 2015 (Southdown issue).jpg, Buses magazine, Southdown supplement, issue 723, June 2015.jpg, Ernie Johnstones kiddies coaches (BHOG ~1961).jpg, Harrington Cavalier coach, Southdown Excursion, angled (EFE 12101).jpg, Harrington Cavalier coach, Southdown Excursion, front (EFE 12101).jpg, Harrington Cavalier coach, Southdown Excursion, side (EFE 12101).jpg, Harrington Cavalier coach, Southdown John O Groats (EFE 12101).jpg, Leyland Titan Southdown double-decker No.4 bus UF6473, Robin Starch (Matchbox MYY).jpg, Leyland Wayman Fanfare coach, Southdown XUF 141 (Oxford Diecast).jpg, Leyland Wayman Fanfare coach, Southdown XUF 141, side (Oxford Diecast).jpg, Morris J-type commercial van RVF324, Southdown (Corgi Toys).jpg, Old Steine, Brighton, bus map (BATS 1962-63).jpg, Pedal-car, Southdown buses Leyland Royal Tiger coach LUF 634.jpg, Southdown Bedford Duple JCD 371, diecast 1-24 model, rear (Original Classics).jpg, Southdown Bedford OB coach JCD 370, side (Corgi Original Omnibus 42607).jpg, Southdown Bus Day, Amberley Museum, Sunday 27th September 2015.jpg, Southdown bus DVDs, www-dentours-com (BusesMag 2015-06).jpg, Southdown Bus Rally, Sunday 2nd August 2015.jpg, Southdown Buses Centenary model display.jpg, Southdown Buses, Amberley dormy bus shed, 00-gauge (Brian Bennett).jpg, Southdown Buses, HCVS Rally (Brighton 2019-05).jpg, Southdown Enthusiasts' Club, 2015 advert (BusesMag 2015-06).jpg, Southdown Motor Services, London-Brighton, advert (BHOG ~1961).jpg, Southdown mug, logo (Stagecoach Group).jpg, https://www.brightontoymuseum.co.uk/w/index.php?title=Category:Southdown_Buses&oldid=52746, [+] 52-55 Trafalgar Street, Brighton BN1 4EB. Southdown Motor Services 1929 Leyland Titan TD1 Brush O27/24RO. It was restored by Southdown who ran it on the Brighton seafront service for some years, and it currently remains with the Stagecoach heritage fleet. Classic-era Southdown Motor Services' buses used different colour-scheme themes to differentiate between their "bUs" and "coach" services (the "coaches" being the more top-end vehicles). 8940 Photos. Buses in the Acton depot of the London Transport Museum. As the bus came off an earlier "Workmen"s service it was usually late,a source of delight to we pupils, but consternation to the school. Photos must be of buses carrying the 'Southdown' fleetname. G774 West Yorkshire. Although Eastbourne appealed it was not upheld and Southdown continued to operate the service. and the numbers are quite staggering. I think there was a second batch later. Pictures of Southdown buses. As you say, Tynemouth & District had eight of them, FT 9408/15 208/15 I started as a driver at Percy Main in 1967, so by now they were nearly 11 years old, but they were VERY reliable, and for all their age they were a delight to drive, but how much better would they have been if they ha been fitted with a G6LW rather than a 5? AECs preserved outside of the UK can be found on the relevant country pages (see AECs Abroad). Part 2 contains the list of preserved AEC buses and coaches that originated with London Transport or London Country Bus Services. By this time we had quite a number of the superb Alexander bodied CRG6LX Daimler Fleetlines, so I was probably in a minority, but I for one was sorry to see them go. Earlier production retained the radiator shape of the Leviathan. More new buses arrived in the period up until World War II, mainly of Leyland Photograph and Copy contributed by Diesel Dave. England. Preserved Southdown buses Line Up on Worthing Sea Front. No.321 (JCD 21) was delivered to Eastbourne in February 1948 and remained there until 1964 when it moved to Worthing. This list is ONLY of those listed as preserved and does not list all known survivors. 547. Preserved Southdown bus 873 (UF 6473) 1930 Leyland Titan TD1, Amberley Museum, 25 April 2011.jpg 2,592 × … The Open Top Bus Site - www.opentopbus.net - List of buses scrapped or sold for scrap This list was published on 08/01/2021 Page 2 of 40. Southdown Motor Services (popularly known as Southdown Buses) was formed in 1915 with the intention of providing bus services to a big chunk of the South Coast (the "Southcoast" name already having been taken).. Southdown was founded by "The two Alfreds", Alfred Douglas Mackenzie and Alfred Cannon, who worked together to make Southdown's a cut above the normal bus service, with better … 4X4s were rare and mostly restricted to the farming community in those days! The following 15 pages are in this category, out of 15 total. There were in fact 5 different as follows, 1115/6/7/8/9 were 41 seats, 1120-5 were 37 seats, 1126/7 were 41 seats, 1128/9 were 32 or 30 (varied depending on the ours they were running at the time. Beadle/TS8 B31F OPO buses - all still active 1964. Scotland. I recall end of school day transport at the Buddle was provided by four vehicles, two for High Farm and two for Sunholme, usually older vehicles but sometimes newly overhauled vehicles doing what I assume were running in turns. Southdown Preserved . £0.00 £14.95. 222 Members. This list is ONLY of those listed as preserved and does not list all known survivors. Home. I make no comment on accuracy or validity of any of the data but hope you find this site a useful resource.---- Now in Excess of 700 links to live British Fleets --- Imber bus running day 2015 at the deserted Imber village on the Salisbury Plain Military Training Area,Wiltshire,United Kingdom. VRT Series 1. Southdown Motor Services can trace its history back to a pair of steam buses which … The majority of these are privately owned and further details are given in the list which can be downloaded. Bus Coach Portsmouth Coaches Buses Trains Transportation Trainers Workout Trainer Train. Now for liveries, 1126/7 were new in triumph blue/cream, 1129 was blue/cream (different) and lettered Linjebuss. Though the company disappeared in its own right within Stagecoach in August 1989, it is still fondly thought of by many, as the massive turnout at celebrations last weekend to mark the centenary of its foundation in June 1915 showed. Preserved Classic British Buses and Coaches + Join Group. The active preservation and operation of preserved buses is undertaken by private individuals, organised trusts or societies, and even commercial operators. Both logos were retired in favour of a simpler "clean" block capitals logo after the company became part of the National Bus Company ("NBC") in 1969. And that was only one of the south coast operators to which could be added East Kent, M & D, Royal Blue and numerous others further west. Description. August 26th, 2006 Group Since . The West of England Transport Collection is a private collection of preserved buses, lorries and cars located in mid Devon, UK England Scotland Wales. Services; Map; Vehicles; 236 Oxted - Edenbridge - Lingfield - East Grinstead 324 Copthorne - Burstow - Horley - Redhill - Reigate College 357 Selsdon - Warlingham - Caterham - Redhill - Reigate 409 Selsdon - Caterham - Godstone - East Grinstead 410 Hurst Green - Oxted - Godstone - Redhill 411 Caterham Hoppa Caterham - Caterham On The Hill - Caterham Those of Tynemouth & Wakefields were finished to an even higher standard with moquette upholstered seats. 1120-5 were used on Southdown Beacon Tours, at least 1125 having a cream roof and window surrounds from mid-58 to /62. The total of 130 coaches of this type were in fact delivered over four years No’s 1000-1039 Reg OUF 100-139 in 1955, 1040-1074 Reg RUF 40-74 in1956, 1075-1114 Reg SUF 875-914 in 1957 and the last the front entrance batch 1115-1130 Reg UCD 115-129 in 1958. As well as appreciating the value of economies of scale in a large network (and the deep organisation required to make sure that those efficiencies weren't absorbed by system inefficiencies), Mackenzie was also familiar with the commercial value of a company's charismatic association with quality, having seen the effect of railway advertising and the success of the Pullman company's coaches on the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. Preserved Birmingham buses 1975 I don't usually scan my preserved buses but this was a nice line up, I think it was taken at Tyseley loco shed it is dated 1975. Was that Southdown spec? 1/4. That of 785 was taken in Pool Valley Brighton when being reversed on to the stand for the Brighton local service 38 which later became the regular haunt of the RESL/6L’s the route had a significant amount of hill work. 1/12. These vehicles were used on express coach work initially. Photos; Discussions; Members; Map; About; Sort: Date added. PUF 647 – Preserved as Southdown Motor Services 547. Like you Richard, our school bus was either one of the Pickering rebodied pre war Regents or, occasionally, one of the Weymann bodied, early post war variety. See more ideas about Bus coach, Bus, Busses. Those of NCT were all AEC Regent V. The 1956 NGT group vehicles were GUY Arab IV, and the intake for 1957 were R/D versions on a Leyland PD2/12 chassis. Buses in the Acton depot of the London Transport Museum. by kw58clt. Every expense seems to have been spared on the NCT vehicles, with their painted metal interiors, whereas the NGT were covered. Your not wrong, the NCT vehicles were positively spartan in comparison to those of the NGT Group. Wallsend locals were largely in the hands of successive batches of Guy Arabs. QTY: Add To Basket Out Of Stock Add To Wishlist. While Southdown couldn't reproduce Pullman's luxury armchairs and waiter service, it could and did try to give passengers more legroom, better service, and drivers with a strict uniform code. Southdown 651 June 2014 006. by tigercub66. Southdown Motor Services (popularly known as Southdown Buses) was formed in 1915 with the intention of providing bus services to a big chunk of the South Coast (the "Southcoast" name already having been taken). Newcastle took 20 high bridge examples in 1956, 137-156 (XVK 137-156) and 20 in 1957, 157-176 (157-176 AVK) ten of which were low bridge. PRESERVED MAIDSTONE & DISTRICT BUSES AND COACHES. Until these patent rights expired in the mid ‘thirties, other manufacturers employed the twin gangway form of the upper deck for lowbridge orders. 645 (MCD 884) Renumbered from 884 in … To try and rectify this I attach two photos of this batch No’s 777-788 Reg No’s RUF 177-188, That of 783 was taken outside Pevensey Road bus station, whilst not a very good photo I included it as this bus was later converted into a tree lopper after an accident at I believe Jarvis Brook railway bridge which was near Southdown’s Crowborough garage, I heard that the unfortunate driver was an Maidstone & District man trying to reach the garage. Its staggering to realise that one batch of coaches could number 130 and just goes to show how the British holiday scene has changed so much. Preserved Southdown buses Line Up on Worthing Sea Front. 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