Lothian Region Council

Department of Public Transport

Seafield Paint Shop

Graham Carberry painting a gold line beneath the windows

Early- or Mid-1980s

Gold Line being applied to one of the Lothian Buses at the Paintshop at Seafield.Two buses, one a Leyland Titan PD2 being painted at Seafield Paintshop

John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh

 

Seafield Paint Shop

Thank you to John Dickson, who used to work in the paintshop at Seafield, for allowing me to reproduce another of his photos taken in the paintshop.  This photo was taken before Lothian Region Transport was created in 1986, in the days when buses still carried the Edinburgh crest.

John wrote:

Buses

Painting the Gold Line

"The photo above is of Graham Carberry painting the gold line under the windows of a bus at Seafield Paintshop.

John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh:  January 10+11, 2012

Coaches

Painting the Gold Line

Here is another photo of a painter painting gold lines, this one taken in St |||||Cuthbert's Scotmid Coachworks at Angle Park Terrace in 1992.  These coachworks closed a few years after the photo was taken.

Scotmid Coachworks  -  Angle Park Terrace, Edinburgh

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  January12, 2012

 

Seafield Paint Shop

Thank you to John Dickson, who used to work in the paintshop at Seafield, for allowing me to reproduce this photo taken in the paintshop.  This photo was taken before Lothian Region Transport was created in 1986, in the days when buses still carried the Edinburgh crest..

Acknowledgement:  John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh:  January 13, 2012

 

No.522

More Photos

The photo at the top of this page is one of several photos of No.522 being repainted at Seafield Paintshop.  All were taken in the early/mid-1980s.

John tells me that the painters used to give the buses a coat of varnish after the paint had been applied, but this is no longer done.

Here are four of John's photos of No.522 at Seafield.

Applying the transfers to Lothian Bus No 522 at Seafield Paintshop

Applying the Transfers

Gold Line being applied to Lothian Bus No.522 at the Paintshop at Seafield.

Painting the Gold Line

Lothian Region Council Transport Department  -  Painters standing in front of newly-painted but No.522

Paintshop Workers

Bus No.522, newly painted and standing in the yard outside Seafield Paintshop

In the Yard - Newly Painted

 

 

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