20/11/2013

Looking back... Peterborough in the 1970's - part 1

This the first part of a three part guest post by Philip Slynn in which we are taking a look back at the interesting and varied Peterborough bus scene in the 1970's - enjoy!

Peterborough in the 1970's (part 1) (c) Philip Slynn
This is a general view of the Bishops Road bus station which ECOC used to use as additional parking. Picture taken in 1979. Don't think we had a lot of vandalism then as this was completely insecure although it was near the police station © Philip Slynn.

Peterborough in the 1970's (part 1) (c) Philip Slynn
FLF 435 is one of the ex Lincolnshire FLFs and is shown at the Newark terminus in 1973 © Philip Slynn.

Peterborough in the 1970's (part 1) (c) Philip Slynn
FLF 438 is another ex Lincolnshire FLF but this entered service in full Lincolnshire livery, and is again a 1973 picture © Philip Slynn.

Peterborough in the 1970's (part 1) (c) Philip Slynn
Seen here is Canhams USC809 a 1960 AEC Reliance new to Scottish Omnibuses as their B809. Body work is of course by Alexander. Picture taken in 1976 © Philip Slynn.

Peterborough in the 1970's (part 1) (c) Philip Slynn
We finish this part with Applebys (the original from Conisholme in Lincs) and I have sent this as although it is a bog standard Plaxton body it is on a Seddon Pennine 6 Chassis. It is shown on hire to Lincolnshire. Picture taken in 1973, the same year it was registered © Philip Slynn.

Many thanks to Philip for the photographs and captions used in this post, look out for the second part - coming soon!