Transport of Delight

Interlude:
Coaches in London, Summer 1959

Summer 1959 was a fine warm season.

I found myself on a couple of occasions while going between
railway locations or capturing LTE vehicles on film with a little
time to devote to the wide range of coaches used on long-
distance services out of the capital.

The resulting pictures are the handful in this gallery which serve
to remind us of the multi-coloured liveries and range of chassis
which existed before the bland overall hand of National Express
extinguished them.

The gallery contains 11 photographs.

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Photographs © Geoff Bannister 2006
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Aldershot & District 198 (LAA 233)
Victoria Coach Station 12 July 1959

BMMO C4 4201/41 (UHA 201/41)
Victoria Coach Station 12 July 1959

BMMO C5 4780 (780 GHA)
Marble Arch 13 June 1959


East Kent FFN 449
Victoria Coach Station 12 July 1959

East Kent MJG 286
Victoria Coach Station 12 July 1959

East Kent NFN 347
Grosvenor Gardens 12 July 1959


Hants & Dorset 858 (SRU 972)
Marble Arch 13 June 1959

Maidstone & District CO46 (JKM 446)
Victoria Coach Station 12 July 1959

Maidstone & District SO224 (VKR 224)
Victoria Coach Station 12 July 1959


Scout FCK 569
Victoria Coach Station 12 July 1959

Standerwick 157 (HFR 602)
Victoria Coach Station 12 July 1959
Photographs © Geoff Bannister 2006
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