St Andrew Square
Daimler Bus on Route 11
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.
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."
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.
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!"
Edinburgh: August 10, 2012