In 1990 it was repainted into traditional Southdown livery (complete with the ‘coaching advertisement’ on the stairwell window) and adorned with the 75 th Anniversary lettering 1915 – 1990. A now preserved Leyland Titan, previously run by Southdown as fleet number 422. This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total. 1/4. Southdown – Leyland Titan – UF 4813. 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. Tynemouth was my local fleet. 397 CLT – Preserved as London Transport RM1397. This list is ONLY of those listed as preserved and does not list all known survivors. I used these services to go the the Buddle school and later the grammar school. For existing independent company, see Southdown PSV. As well as appreciating the value of economies of scale in a large network (and the deep organisation required to … This list is ONLY of those listed as preserved and does not list all known survivors. G774 West Yorkshire. Some of our buses have USB charging points by the seats so you can charge your device while you travel with us. Alfred Mackenzie had started out as a transport enthusiast and trainspotter, and this seems to have helped him develop an appreciation of the railway companies' management of their networks, locomotives, rolling stock, and timetables that meant that he was already trained in the disciplines necessary for the construction of a large transport network before Southdown started. £0.00 £14.95. Southdown operate a number of buses throughout Surrey, Sussex, and Kent. photo by Pete Edgeler. 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. 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. WLT 349 – Preserved as London Transport RM349. by kw58clt. Below is a list of known preserved vehicles which were new to the Maidstone & District Motor Services. 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. 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 !! A now preserved Leyland Leopard, previously run by Southdown as fleet number 122. Southdown Motor Services can trace its history back to a pair of steam buses which … Living north of the Tyne, I was more familiar with the Tynemouth and Newcastle buses. 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. Seen at the Southgate roundabout on the A23 Crawley By Pass during the 3rd May 1970 HCVC Rally is UF 4813, a 1929 Leyland Titan TD1 with the Brush open top O27/24RO open staircase body that it carried from new – it is not a conversion. Links to all fleets are accessible via the pages listed above Click to Enter. England Scotland Wales. This list is ONLY of those listed as preserved and does not list all known survivors. History. 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. Southdown Preserved - Horsham & Lewes Code: ND207. Scotland. Add to Cart. 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. 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. Beadle/TS8 B31F OPO buses - all still active 1964. England. A Directory of Bus Fleetists. Part 2 contains the list of preserved AEC buses and coaches that originated with London Transport or London Country Bus Services. Last reported : May 2016. Your not wrong, the NCT vehicles were positively spartan in comparison to those of the NGT Group. 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. See more ideas about bus coach, bus, bedford buses. 122 BUF122C. One of the largest collections of vehicles owned formerly by Southdown Motor Services. Was that Southdown spec? 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 According to my 1966 7th edition of Ian Allen BBF Vol 1, Southdown had no less than 401 coaches, and a total fleet strength of 946. There have been comments over the years about the last Beadle double deck bodies to be built delivered to Southdown in Nov/Dec 1956 but few photos. Preserved Southdown 510 Jul18. VRT Series 1. Photograph and Copy contributed by Diesel Dave. This one was supplied new with the existing Brush O27/24RO. 4X4s were rare and mostly restricted to the farming community in those days! But these vehicles came in penny numbers, too! Contact. 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 Buses List. PRESERVED EAST KENT BUSES & COACHES. Bus Coach Portsmouth Coaches Buses Trains Transportation Trainers Workout Trainer Train. LDT … The company did not purchase any new double deck vehicles until 1989. Old Bus Photos - Old bus Photos and informative copy. 214 was written off after an accident, and dismantled for spares, and the remainder were transferred to Northern in 1968. and the numbers are quite staggering. Welcome, feel free to post your photos of preserved buses and coaches, but please take a moment to review the group rules... See more. Preserved Southdown buses Line Up on Worthing Sea Front. These few do remind me, somewhat, of the 11XX (XUF XXX) Weymann Fanfare-bodied Tiger Cubs of the early 1960’s. In relation to Chris’s comment about front entrances, all post 1958 deliveries to Southdown had them, although the position of the door on the Commer Avengers was debatable! Historic. 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. Last updated : January 13th 2021 (NBD311F added)***Updated : Bristol merchandise - parts, vinyls, socks, tea towels and more for sale *** Other buses are tracked on eBay here.Recent additions are: Bristol FLF 412PTA (added September 16th 2020) Bristol MW/Towing wagon conversion 302PFM (added July 26th 2020) Bristol LH/Charabanc … Scotland. 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, … 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. 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. These vehicles were used on express coach work initially. As of 2009 it was believed the number of preserved buses in the UK numbered over 5,000. Southbus - Maintained by Nigel Chatfield. 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. I came across a mention in a book about a "Southdown" coach arriving at the newly opened Hotel Ukrania, Moscow in 1958. 1/4. 645 (MCD 884) Renumbered from 884 in … 1960 AEC Routemaster R2RH / Park Royal (H36/28R) New to and preserved as London Transport as RM349. Old Bus Photos. Presumably this pair were likewise members of the Trainer fleet, however my point of reference (1957 ABC Yorkshire Municipals) does not list JWB 416 (left). 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. Here is another all-Leyland Titan, seen outside the Southdown bus station in Pevensey Road, but this is one of the first batch of the later PD2 models. 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 --- QTY: Add To Basket Out Of Stock Add To Wishlist. Dec 13, 2014 - Explore Ian Frank's board "Southdown" on Pinterest. More. Wales. All were 63 seaters. Rallies and Running Days. The high bridge vehicles seated 62 and the low bridge vehicles 58. 391 Members. 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. List of Links to known web published Bus Fleetlists. Photos of buses carrying the... See more. Southdown Motor Services Limited (Including Brighton, Hove & District) Last Updated : December 1st 2020 (GNJ583N updated) Related links: Southcoast Motor Services Website - Maintained by Peter Staveley . 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. Photos; Discussions; Members ; Map; About; Sort: Date added. The preserved bus fleet in the UK includes dating from the earliest pre-war models right up to models manufactured after the year 2000. A couple of photos are attached illustrating a Northern vehicle and one of Newcastle’s 1957 high bridge buses. Rally Calendar. Classic Southdown Omnibuses Ltd . This list is ONLY of those listed as preserved and does not list all known survivors. Southdown Motor Services 1929 Leyland Titan TD1 Brush O27/24RO. 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. Southdown Preserved. Pictures of Southdown buses. Although they looked very similar to these, one notable difference was that both NCT & NGT were all four bay construction, whereas these are five. Southdown Motor Services. Welcome & Enjoy!! Some of our buses have USB charging points by the seats so you can charge your device while you travel with us. The majority of these are privately owned and further details are given in the list which can be downloaded. Alfred Mackenzie had started out as a transport enthusiast and trainspotter, and this seems to have helped him develop an appreciation of the railway companies' management of their networks, locomotives, rolling stock, and timetables that meant that he was already trained in the disciplines necessary for the construction of a large transport network before Southdown started. Tynemouth’s vehicles were far better finished in my view. ... containing the largest collection of preserved buses and coaches on one site in the North East of England. Sitemap. 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. I think there was a second batch later. bus & coach gallery. 731 SCD731N. This page contains the lists and photos of preserved AECs that originated with provincial and independent bus and coach operators across the United Kingdom. Published on line. Getting back to the Park Royal GUY Arab IV’s. FCO39/30F SOUTHDOWN (apple green & primrose with dark green mudguards) A.G. Elliott & T. Baker (P), Chichester, 12/99 Previous Registration Numbers 406 DCD was previously WRU 702B, 406 DCD The Open Top Bus Site - www.opentopbus.net - List of current open top buses in West Sussex, England This list was published on 31/12/2020 Page 1 of 4 Historical and Foreign. 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. WELCOME. Historical and Foreign. Preserved Leyland Leopard and Bristol RE buses run previously by Southdown. 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. It still looks odd for me to see front entrance Southdown coaches, so rare were they! Preserved Buses List Below is a summary of Preserved Buses, formerly operated in, or now located in the North East Traffic Area. tester. August 26th, 2006 Group Since . 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. 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. October 22nd, 2005 Group Since. Those of Tynemouth & Wakefields were finished to an even higher standard with moquette upholstered seats. Although Eastbourne appealed it was not upheld and Southdown continued to operate the service. Wales. 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