18/02/2014

Looking back... Grettons, Peterborough - part 1

For his latest two part Looking back... guest post, Philip Slynn is focusing on the long established Peterborough-based operator Grettons. Over the two parts of this post we will look at a variety of vehicles operated by the company over the years including an interesting range of both double deckers and coaches.

Philip comments "At one time Grettons ran a lot of AEC/Plaxtons, and now run quite a few Scanias with Plaxton bodies. I have tried to pick out the more unusual vehicles that they have operated."

Grettons, Peterborough 1 (c) Philip Slynn
First up is DCW 356C, a 1965 Leyland PD2 new to Burnley Colne & Nelson as their no 256. It is pictured in Peterborough in 1986 © Philip Slynn.

Grettons, Peterborough 1 (c) Philip Slynn
Another Leyland, this time ex LT Leyland Titan A920 SYE. This went on to Morleys of Whittlesey and then to Alec Head/Deckerbus. Pictured here at Gretton's depot 1999 © Philip Slynn.

Grettons, Peterborough 1 (c) Philip Slynn
SIB3273 is a coach bodied Leyland Olympian new to Southampton in 1986. This was taken in 2000, and by 2004 was with Towlers of Emneth © Philip Slynn.

Grettons, Peterborough 1 (c) Philip Slynn
Grettons had several Metro Scanias in the fleet, and in 1984 these were the ones in service © Philip Slynn.

Grettons, Peterborough 1 (c) Philip Slynn
Finally for this batch is SJI 2953, Grettons ran a couple of Bedford YMPs, and this one was originally B268TLJ and is pictured in 1996 at their depot © Philip Slynn.

Look out for the second part of this post which is due to be published later this week.