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N 2 B 3.1K C 0 E Aug 21, 2011 F Aug 21, 2011
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Undoubtedly the most famous vehicle in the Stanhope fleet, this remarkable Alexander-bodied bus began life as a three-axle (twin front steering) Leyland Gnu - one of only two built with an entrance forward of the front axle. Introduced in 1937, the front-engined Gnu was produced in very small quantities, usually with a Duple body on which the entrance door was located behind the second axle. The two Alexander-bodied Gnus, one 40-seat bus (WG 6608) and one coach (WG 6676), were supplied to the Alexander Midland company.

Stanhope acquired the bus in 1950 and converted it to conventional two-axle layout, or so it appeared (there is some doubt as to whether the second axle remained in situ without its wheels). In any event it was an example of the skills of Stanhope's innovative fleet engineer. This image depicts the converted bus in Stanhope Motor Services livery, which was possibly a modified version of its original Alexander livery; it was withdrawn in 1954, two years before the business passed to Weardale Motor Services (24-Jan-10).

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Tags:   Stanhope Motor Services digitally coloured

N 10 B 2.8K C 0 E May 19, 2019 F Jun 21, 2019
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This Alexander-bodied Leyland PS1 was unique in the fleet of Scottish Motor Traction, where AEC Regals dominated. It came to SMT with the business of Stark’s of Dunbar, which the company operated as a subsidiary for some time, and ultimately passed to SMT’s successor Eastern Scottish Omnibuses. In this digital representation, it is depicted carrying the later, darker green livery with the traditional SMT diamond logo that had been replaced briefly by a script-style fleetname (21-Jun-19).

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Tags:   Leyland Tiger PS1 Alexander Scottish Motor Traction SMT SS 7525

N 2 B 3.3K C 0 E May 19, 2019 F Jun 24, 2019
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The Leyland Tiger PS1 was the most numerous type in Alexander’s early post-war orders and, when the company was divided in 1961, Tigers were to be found operating for all three of the new businesses. Fife had 45, including AWG 558 (fleet number FPA23) depicted here, all of which were withdrawn by 1969. This digital representation in based on Alexander (Midland) CMS 200, which is preserved at the Scottish Bus Museum at Lathalmond (24-Jun-19).

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Tags:   Leyland PS1 Alexander Walter Alexander & Sons (Fife) AMG 558

N 8 B 2.4K C 0 E Mar 25, 2018 F Jun 22, 2019
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This style of Alexander body on AEC, Daimler and Leyland chassis was widely used by the two main Scottish bus groups, Walter Alexander & Sons and Scottish Motor Traction. It came to SMT with the business of Stark’s of Dunbar. Western SMT operated 16 coach-seated Leyland PD1s from 1949 to 1965 and, unlike other companies that downgraded them to service buses in later years, it retained their predominately cream coach livery to the end. This digital representation is based on preserved Alexander (Midland) CWG 286 photographed during a visit to Beamish Museum (22-Jun-19).

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Tags:   Leyland PS1 Alexander Western SMT CSD 8

N 4 B 669 C 0 E Mar 25, 2018 F Oct 9, 2021
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Like the Y-Type of later years, the post-war Alexander single-deck body was used for both service bus and express coach work. This Alexander (Northern)-liveried version is actually an Alexander (Fife) vehicle because I could not find an appropriate Northern example, but inter-company transfers were not uncommon. Northern did run some similar Leyland OPS2s but these were wider and had a slightly different style of body trim (09-Oct-21).

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Tags:   Leyland PS1 Alexander Walter Alexander & Sons (Northern)


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