Edinburgh Corporation Buses

North Saint Andrew Street

Early-1960s?

North Saint Andrew Street

Buses in North Saint Andrew Street - possibly around the early-1960s

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Adrian H Dodsley, Oakerthorpe, Derbyshire, who supplied this photo to me.

 

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  Buses in North Saint Andrew Street - possibly around the 1960s ©

 

North Saint Andrew Street

This was a popular way of boarding buses before they had doors!

This photo shows three buses, having turned from York Place into North Saint Andrew Street, and approaching Saint Andrew Square.  It may have been taken in the early 1960s.  If you can give a more accurate date, please e-mail me to let me know.

The leading bus is a Daimler CVG6 (Metro Cammell bodywork), one of sixteen bought new in 1950.  They remained in service until 1962-5.

The bus behind is a Leyland PD2/20, one of 100 introduced in 1956 to replace Edinburgh's trams.

- Peter Stubbs:  August 23, 2007

 

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Denis Kelly

Edinburgh

Thank you to Denis Kelly, Edinburgh, who replied:

St Andrew Square

    Buses in North Saint Andrew Street - possibly around the 1960s ©

Daimler Bus on Route 11

"A bit difficult, this one!  That bus, fleet no. 181, worked out of Leith garage and along with ten or so others.  They were regulars on the 11 between 1958 and 1963/4.

Iím not certain whether the crew, joining or alighting the bus, are SMT or ECT, my hunch is theyíre corporation as many drivers around that time wore slip on shoes! But a colour pic would have clarified."

Around 1960.

"The car in foreground was new in 1959 and the Leyland bus making the turn from York Place into North St Andrew St had its radiator enclosed in 1962, but it's seen here with exposed radiator.

Also the advert carried by the Daimler for White Horse was revised in 1962 so the photo was most probably taken between 1959 and 1961.  Iíd go for 1960, at least we know thatís only a year or so out if it's wrong!"

Denis Kelly, Edinburgh:  August 10, 2012

 

 

  

 

 

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