Edinburgh Corporation Buses
(See Answer 4 below)
© Reproduced with
acknowledgement to Adrian H Dodsley, Oakerthorpe, Derbyshire, who supplied
this photo to me.
Where and When?
Where and when might this
photo have been taken.
The leading bus is a Daimler
CVG5, one of ten, new in 1948.
The vehicle behind is a Guy
Arab 5LW, one of ten, new in 1948.
These buses both remained in
service until 1959-61. They look to be in good condition, possibly
new, in the photograph above. The photo may well have been taken in
the 1950s, or possibly as early as 1948.
If you know when or where this
photo may have been taken,
please email me.
- Peter Stubbs:
August 23, 2007
Thank you to Duncan MacAuslan
must have been taken after 5 December 1954 as thatís when route 46 was
Corporation Years' p. 83.]
the location; there appears to be a single covered up tram track beside
the buses. It could be somewhere in Shrubhill, the entrance to Tollcross
or Gorgie depots. Iím thinking Portobello.
need to keep looking at photos until we see the buildings!"
(ex-Edinburgh resident as a child and transport enthusiast as an adult!)
Thank you to John J Hadden,
Edinburgh, who wrote:
thought I would mention that the left bus is at the Scottish Vintage Bus
John J Hadden, Edinburgh:
November 30, 2007
Thank you to Helen Skedd who wrote:
think this location is Leith bus garage."
Helen Skedd: March 20, 2008
Thank you to Scott Birrell,
who lived in Edinburgh from 1950 to 1968 and now lives in Fall City,
Washington, USA, for sending the reply below.
think I can identify the location this photo of the Daimler and Guy Arab
single decker vehicles of Edinburgh Corporation.
Photo at Shrubhill
picture shows the leading two vehicles in a line-up of the 15 types of bus
in service at the time of the Omnibus Society's Presidential Weekend in
Scotland, which included a visit to Edinburgh on June 3rd, 1961. Over one
hundred Society Members were the guests that day of Mr. W. M. Little, then
Transport Manager for Edinburgh Corporation Transport.
line-up of vehicles is at Shrubhill works, in the lane that led from the
Works to Leith Walk. The picture is taken from almost exactly the same
location as a picture taken by Ian MacLean which appears in the 'Buses
Illustrated' magazine, together with an article, on pp 278/9 of the August
Scott Birrell, Fall City, near Seattle, Washington (near
Seattle): July 3, 2008
Thank you to John Stewart,
Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland, who wrote:
Depot at Tollcross
a bus driver in the late 1950s, I often drove the buses on services 45 and
46 to and from Portobello and Juniper Green.
These buses were garaged in Tollcross depot in Thornybauk near the New
Cavendish dance hall.
Photo at Shrubhill
However, after reading Scott Birrell's comments
I realise that this photo was in fact taken at Shrubhill, rather than
outside their depot at Tollcross.
John Stewart, Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland: May