Tiger Cub today.
Sometimes I think that it's not quite right being paid for what I do. Part of today's programme involved taking this classic Burlingham Seagull Leyland Tiger Cub JCK 892 for it's MoT test, then delivering it back to it's owner on the North Wales coast. The coach is pictured here in the village of Rode Heath en-route to the test station. When is was new, It was part of the famous Ribble fleet based in the North West of England. The pride of it's chassis builder was reflected in the quality…
W.C. Standerwick ECW Bristol VRL PRN78K
W.C. Standerwick ECW Bristol VRL PRN 78K fleet number 78. The NBC introduced their corporate identity in 1972, so arrived the Poppy Red, Leaf Green and NATIONAL coach liveries. All front line coaches would be in the bland white NATIONAL coach livery. Ribble Motor Services thought that the VRL looked bland in the NATIONAL coach livery, so added blue relief to the livery, No.78 was the only VRL to wear this hybrid livery, the powers to be at the NBC hated it and told Ribble to put it into…
W.C. Standerwick ECW Bristol VRL LRN 58J
W.C. Standerwick ECW (CH42/18Ct) Bristol VRL/LH6L LRN 58J fleet number 58, taking a refreshment break at the Four in Hand café which was next to the PMT bus depot on the A34 Liverpool Road Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, August 1971. The Four in Hand was a popular place for express coaches to use, and was also used by Smith Happiways Spencer's as an interchange during the summer months. The Four in Hand café closed by 1977. The VRL coaches were used on the Standerwick Birmingham and…
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Ribble 427 . Leyland Tiger Cub / Saunders Roe bodied .Built 1953 FCK859. At Carnforth on service 555 to Lancaster. Lancaster Skerton depot had at one time up to 20 Tiger cubs allocated for the country services.
1961 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Weymann CH50F body. These coaches had air suspension on the front axle and uprated engines for high speed cruising.1255 NRN604 is seen outside Weymann's factory at Addlestone when new. photo Weymann.