06/05/2013

Looking back... independant double deckers in East Anglia - part 2

For the latest in our Looking back... series we are bringing you a selection of photographs showing double deckers operated by various small independant operators in East Anglia in the 70's & 80's.

All of the photographs in this two part special were kindly supplied by and are © David Bell.

The main subject of this part is the Leyland Titan PD3, of which we have three examples...

East Anglia Independant DD's 2 (c) David Bell
The first Leyland Titan PD3 is LCK 752, a full front version owned by long the long established fenland operator Towlers of Emneth, the company still operate coaches and school services to this day. This bus was new to Ribble.

East Anglia Independant DD's 2 (c) David Bell
The second Leyland Titan PD3 is UBM 914, owned by another long established operator - Fowlers of Holbeach Drove, like Towlers they still operate coaches and school buses. This bus was new to Bolton.

East Anglia Independant DD's 2 (c) David Bell
The third Leyland Titan PD3 is HNW 366D, a half cab version owned by Enterprise of Chatteris. This bus was new to Farsley Omnibus, and later went on to work for Black Prince of Morley.

East Anglia Independant DD's 2 (c) David Bell
Moving away from Leyland Titan PD3's, for the last photo in this part we have AEC Regent V 6198 KW owned by another operator still in existance - Carters of Litcham, this photo was taken in the year of the Silver Jubilee hence the red, white and blue radiator. This bus was new to Bradford Corporation.