Some links to photographs of the types follow: East Yorkshire Motor Services ran south to Filey, Bridlington and Hull.
Leyland Titan PD2/Roe: AEC/Park Royal Bridgemaster new 1962: United Automobile Services operated the town bus services with country services west to Pickering etc; south to Filey and Bridlington; and north to Whitby etc.
I have a couple of books of showmen’s vehicles but my question is whether any book or listing/register exists that deals just with those that are ex buses or coaches?
Any comments appreciated as am wanting to write up a short article.
Stuart Emmett 10/11/17 Harrogate to Ripon OB I’m trying to identify the bus company who ran a school bus service from Harrogate to Ripon grammar school in the early 1950’s.
Dredging up memories from the mid 1960s when I was at school in Harrogate, I recall an operator called Simpson of Ripon who had what I remember as a blue & cream Bedford SB RYG 609. They purchased an OB, JWT 848, in 1950 but may, of course, have had other, used, purchases.
All of the foregoing is subject to the vagaries of memory, but it might prompt recollections from others.
The bus was a Bedford OB livery as best I can recall was cream and blue.
George George, one coach operator who springs to mind is Murgatroyd of Thruscross.
They were new in 1937, so would be among the first ECW Federation bodies built, after the changeover from ECOC at Lowestoft, and even though they were of so called uniform "Federation" style, there is something about them which cannot be explained, but which points to Lowestoft construction beyond doubt!
John Whitaker These vehicles are recorded as being acquired by Southdown for their engines only, all but one of the rest of the batch passed to a dealer in Hull.
They were not operated and the majority had their engines replaced with redundant petrol units and resold immediately.