02/03/2015

Looking back... Heathrow in the early seventies - part 2

For his latest Looking back... feature our regular guest blogger Philip Slynn is taking a look at a selection of interesting buses and coaches that could be found operating around the Heathrow Airport area in the early 1970's, included are a selection of unusual types as well as some that are more familiar. This post has been spread across two parts...

Heathrow in the early 70's 2 (c) Philip Slynn
First one of this post is a 1969 Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopard HNK 147G belonging to Charles Rickard of Brentford. It is operating a rail link service between Heathrow and Woking (c) Philip Slynn.

Heathrow in the early 70's 2 (c) Philip Slynn
Another Leyland is this Leyland Terrier LGW 937K belonging to what was BOAC. It was new in 1971 and carries bodywork by Lex Commercial (c) Philip Slynn.

Heathrow in the early 70's 2 (c) Philip Slynn
Another BOAC vehicle is this 1971 Leyland Atlantean with Roe bodywork GML 851J. BOAC had a batch of these operating between their terminal in Victoria to Heathrow (c) Philip Slynn.

Heathrow in the early 70's 2 (c) Philip Slynn
And yet a third BOAC vehicle is this Bedford J2 LYF 338D new in 1966 with a Willowbrook 12 seater body (c) Philip Slynn.

Heathrow in the early 70's 2 (c) Philip Slynn
London Transports RTs were about and this one on service 105 is RT 1401 KXW 500 new in 1950 with a Saunders body (c) Philip Slynn.

Heathrow in the early 70's 2 (c) Philip Slynn
Finally we have a Routemaster, but one of those operated by BEA, KGJ 619D part of a batch of front entrance examples that had trailers attached to carry passengers luggage (c) Philip Slynn.

Many thanks to Philip Slynn for this interesting two part feature, look out for more guest post by Philip - coming soon.