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Maidstone and District DH451, GKR744, a Bristol K5G from 1942 which was re-bodied with a Weymann 56 seat body in 1951, It was delivered to Chatham and District and spent most of it's life based at Luton Depot in Chatham. This was parked at the rear of Chatham Town Hall waiting for the afternoon school run and then the "Dockyard Rush".
East Kent Operated a fleet of Leyland TD5 from 1938 which were rebodied during 1948 with a Eastern Coach Works 55 seat low bridge body. They lasted until well into the 1960's. Seen here is JG9928
Maidstone and District DL8, LKT696 a Bristol K6A from 1949 which was bodied with a Weymann 53 seat lowbridge body. Photographed at Maidstone's Mill Street Bus Station, this was the first bus station in Britain when opened in 1928
Maidstone and District DH389 - NKT885 one of a 1951 batch of all Leyland PD2's which had rear doors fitted in 1959-1960
Independant operators bought many ex London Transport RT's in the early 1960's HLX222 went to Osbournes of Colchester and was photographed on Sunday 4th March 1962 at their Tollsbury depot.
AEC Reliance with a Park Royal Dual Purpose 41 seat body new in 1960 finally withdrawn in 1977. East Kent WFN503
Daimler CV5G GKN300 started life as DL1 in 1943 with a wartime lowbridge utility body. It was rebodied in 1951 with a Weymann Highbridge 56seat body, renumbered DH378 and was photographed on 26th June 1961 at Maidstone.
East Kent bought AEC Reliance TFN417 in 1960 with a 41 seat dual purpose Park Royal body by photographed in 1961.
This Classic Bedford OB Duple Single Deck 39 seat coach. LXL909 of Osbournes was photographed on 4th March 1962 at their depot in Tollsbury.
Plichers of Chatham operated this AEC Regal III EBU269 in 1960. Photo taken at their Church Hill premises in Luton. This was taken on my first roll of colour transparency film, Italian made Ferrania color. Unfortunately this film faded with age if not mounted in sealed glass mount so only 7 have survived from that roll.
East Kent HJG11 Dennis Lancet UF with a Duple 41 seat body dating from 1954. These vehicles were used for tours in Britain and on the continent right up to the mid sixties. They proved a very comfortable touring coach.
Buslines Group, Tamworth, NSW, Australia Mercedes #5, 3253MO, waits for passengers at the annual Country Music Festival in January 2011.
SEV814 This Leyland PSU1/15 with a Thurgood 41 seat coach was new to Rose Brothers of Chelmsford in 1951. When Rose Brothers were purchased by Eastern National it was transferred to their fleet. It was photographed on 4th March 1962. Width set to 400!!!
SEV814 This Leyland PSU1/15 with a Thurgood 41 seat coach was new to Rose Brothers of Chelmsford in 1951. When Rose Brothers were purchased by Eastern National it was transferred to their fleet. It was photographed on 4th March 1962. Width set to 240!!!
SEV814 This Leyland PSU1/15 with a Thurgood 41 seat coach was new to Rose Brothers of Chelmsford in 1951. When Rose Brothers were purchased by Eastern National it was transferred to their fleet. It was photographed on 4th March 1962. Width set to 200!!! An interesting optical illusion , the last 3 images are identical just resized but the small ones look lighter than the big one. Any comments?
National Bus, Victoria, Australia took delivery of Mercedes Benz O405NH 755 (1755AO) early in 2001. Seen here at Ringwood Station these vehicles are based on the Doncaster Depot.
AS you can see I have experimented with various image sizes. If anyone would like to comment I would take their comments into consideration as I continue to develop buspics.net
Thanks for any comments - Martin Coull