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DUNDEE CORPORATION TRANSPORT - (3) The Double Deckers (from 1946)


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Last updated 21 July 2017

This page is a profile of the Dundee Corporation double deck buses from 1946 up to the end of the halfcab era (click here to go to the pre-war double deckers). In fact some other second-hand halfcab double deckers were acquired in the mid 1970s from Glasgow, Aberdeen (Grampian) and Edinburgh, but those are not shown here. Most of the pictures on this page were kindly supplied by George Bett, the majority having been taken by him, although he obtained some from other sources, including Dundee Corporation official pictures. However a few of the pictures below were sent to me in 2017 by John Hendy, from a colllection he took in 1973.

For more Dundee pictures, see the Dundee photo album page, the pre-war Double Deckers, the Single Deckers and The Miscellaneous Page.

If you spot any mistakes, please let me know and I'll try and put them right. A special tribute must be paid to Iain Drummond who kindly supplied much background material to help me get the facts straight, but who sadly passed away in Australia in September 2004.

London STLs arrive at Dundee

A long way from home, these are ex London Transport STL-class AEC Regents. Ten were bought by Dundee in 1956 for replacement of tram services that were being closed down at the time. In this view at Dundee's Market Street storage area we see (from left to right) STL 2684 (HGC 217), STL 2687 (HGC 220) and STL 2685 (HGC 218) newly arrived from London in 1956, and all wearing LT Country Area green. DCT would shortly transform their appearance with a new livery, and a typical Dundee destination aperture arrangement, that would go a long way to disguise their origin. See below for a picture of the resultant changes.


Dundee Corporation Transport Department ('DCT') traced its origins to a horse tramcar service in 1877, with steam trams following in 1887, and electrification shortly afterwards. After an experimental period of trolleybus operation from 1912 to 1914, motorbuses appeared in 1921 with four Thornycroft single deckers. Double deckers first appeared in 1931, and from 1935 the Corporation standardised on vehicles of AEC and Daimler manufacture only. This included the acquisition in 1955-56 of forty ex London Transport STLs and RTs, which were to replace the last trams in 1956. In 1961 Dundee became the first municipality to order significant deliveries of 36-foot single deckers (AEC Reliances). Dundee Corporation Transport was absorbed into the control of the new Scottish regions in 1975, and became "Tayside", changing their livery from the familiar green to a striking blue and white.

Renumbering of vehicles took place on several occasions, and this has frequently led me into confusion! So the batches listed below are in date order of delivery, rather than in fleet number sequence.

My thanks again to George Bett and John Hendy for letting me use their pictures.


DAIMLER CWD6   -   81-83 (Total 3)   -   Later renumbered 112-114

Dundee No.114

Daimler No.83 (YJ 8107), rebodied and renumbered as 114, and seen in Dock Street, Dundee some time after 1961.

In service: May 1946

Chassis: Daimler CWD6/DD

Body: Duple H30/26R, rebodied around 1958/59.

Notes: All withdrawn in late 1966.


DAIMLER CVD6   -   35-54 (Total 20)  -   Some renumbered variously in 1966

No.40 (YJ 9044) in 1973 after conversion to a tree-lopper and training bus "T1". Photo by kind permission of John Hendy.

Dundee No.49

Daimler No.49 (YJ 9053) at Shore Terrace. Photo by kind permission of the Dundee Buses Past & Present Flickr collection.

Dundee No.50

No.50 (YJ 9054) at Dock Street bus park in the 1950s.

In service: Feb-Aug 1947

Chassis: Daimler CVD6, with 8.4 litre Daimler engine.

Body: Northern Coachbuilders H30/26R.


AEC REGENT III   -   55-64 (Total 10)   -   some renumbered 108-114

Dundee No.108 on driver training duties

No.58 (YJ 9131) renumbered as 108, enters Dock Street, Dundee on driver-trainer duties in the 1960s.

Dundee AEC Regent No.60

Wearing its original number 60, AEC Regent YJ 9133 is seen at Dock Street bus park on 1 July 1956 alongside some more modern compatriots.

In service: Sept-Nov 1948

Chassis: AEC Regent III O961, with AEC A204 engine.

Body: Metro-Cammell H30/26R.

Notes: Some renumbered 108-114 in 1967. All withdrawn between 1966 and 1968.


DAIMLER CVD6   -   115-124 (Total 10)

Dundee No.121 before rebodying

No.121 (ATS 901) seen in Dock Street around 1957 with its original body......

Dundee No.121 with its replacement body

.....and the same bus in Dock Street after receiving its new Alexander body. (Both photos: George Bett)

No.116 (ATS 906) at Maryfield garage, probably in the early 1970s. (Photo: unknown)
Maryfield depot has now been purchased by the Dundee Museum of Transport

In service: June-Nov 1949

Chassis: Daimler CVD6, with 8.4 litre Daimler engine.

Body: Barnard H30/26R, rebuilt by Alexander as H33/28R in 1959 and 1960.


AEC REGENT III  -   138-146 (Total 9) - four later renumbered 150-153

Dundee No.144

AEC Regent No.144 (AYJ 374) in the early post-war livery. Photo by kind permission of the Dundee Buses Past & Present Flickr collection.

Dundee No.145

AEC Regent No.145 (AYJ 375) in Perth Road, Dundee in the 1950s.

David Craig says "The view of this bus would have been taken in the late 1960s. The bus is bound for Happyhillock on route 39. The 39 was diverted from Craigie to Happyhillock on 26.2.1967. The bus is in post 1961 livery and is passing the Perth Road frontage of the Art College which was completed in 1964.")

Built: 1949-50

Chassis: AEC Regent III 9612E, with AEC type A208 engine.

Body: Barnard H30/26R.


AEC REGENT III   -   147-149 (Total 3)

Dundee No.147

No.147 (BTS 117) seen in Perth Road, Dundee in the late 1950s.

David Craig writes "This view was not taken in the 1950s as the bus is in post 1961 livery. The box which is visible above the near side side light used to display the vehicles depot running number was not introduced until the mid 1960s. Prior to that a plate was used."

Dundee No.148

No.148 (BTS 118) in Princes Street in the 1960s. Photo by kind permission of the Dundee Buses Past & Present Flickr collection.

In service: Sept 1950

Chassis: AEC Regent III 9612E, with AEC type A208 engine.

Body: Brockhouse H30/26R (built on Park Royal frames).


DAIMLER CVD6   -   125-134 (Total 10)

No. (AYJ 378) in 1973 after becoming training bus "T2". Photo by kind permission of John Hendy.

No.127 (AYJ 379) photographed by John Hendy in 1973 immediately after withdrawal from service and still in its final livery. The bus was put aside for preservation and still survives today.

Preserved Dundee No.127

Here is the same bus photographed by George Bett in the late 1970s at a Dock Street depot Open Day, by this time restored to early post-war livery.

Dundee No.131

No.131 (BTS 471) at Maryfield depot in the 1960s. Maryfield has now been purchased by the Dundee Museum of Transport. Photo by kind permission of the Dundee Buses Past & Present Flickr collection.

Built: 1950-51 (No.125 entered service in Dec 1950, the remainder in Jan-Mar 1951).

Chassis: Daimler CVD6DD, with 8.4 litre Daimler engine.

Body: Croft H30/26R


DAIMLER CVD6   -   70-79 (Total 10)

No.70 (CTS 629) in 1973. Photo by kind permission of John Hendy.

Dundee No.72

No.72 (CTS 631) seen in Dens Road, Dundee in the late 1950s.

Dundee No.78

No.78 (CTS 637) photographed by John Hendy at Dock Street depot in 1973. It was withdrawn from service soon after the picture was taken, then relicenced in 1974 and finally withdrawn again for scrapping in 1975.

In service: March-April 1953

Chassis: Daimler CVD6, with 8.4 litre Daimler engine.

Body: Weymann H30/26R. Dundee's first 8 ft wide double deckers.

Notes: Four survived to 1975, becoming the last exposed-radiator Daimlers still working in a Scottish fleet.


AEC REGENT III   -   135-141 (Total 7)

AEC Regent No.141 (CYJ 256) parked off duty at Shore Terrace, in Dock Street, probably in the early 1970s. (Photo: unknown)

Dundee AEC Regent No.137

AEC Regent No.137 (CYJ 252) in Dock Street, Dundee in the late 1950s. (Photo: George Bett)

In service: July-Sept 1953

Chassis: AEC Regent III 9613E, 8 feet wide, with AEC type A218 engine.

Body: Alexander H32/26R.

** Jim Wilson kindly sent me the following information regarding the fate of No.141 and 'Edgar' of Pitkerro. "AEC Regent fleet No. 141 (CYJ 256) is listed as sold to Edgar of Pitkerro. This is in fact the address of the owner of Edgar Plant Hire, who had premises in the old Maryfield goods yard until recently. He used to buy buses to hire out to farmers during the berry/potato picking season. I can remember seeing this bus parked at Pitkerro as he had a small yard at the side of his house. I cannot give any further information as to its subsequent disposal but I'm sure he had it until the late 70s. Incidentally he used this alongside an ex Alexanders Leyland Tiger PS. I cannot recall which one, but I think it was one of the CMS-registered batch. This bus had been converted to an O.600 engine and was sold to preservationists, possibly from Fife, in the early 80s. I remember seeing it being towed away behind a cut-down Bristol Lodekka tow bus which I think had been borrowed from Stagecoach". Thanks Jim.


DAIMLER CVG6   -   160-169 (Total 10) - Later renumbered 170-179

Dundee Daimler No.169

The last of the batch, No.169 (DYJ 440) enters Albert Square, Dundee in 1956.

Dundee Daimler No.171

The bus on the left of this fine line-up photographed in Dock Street depot by John Hendy in 1973
is No.171 (DYJ 432) which was to become a driver trainer the following year.

In service: Jan 1955

Chassis: Daimler CVG6/DD, with Gardner 6LW engine.

Body: Metro-Cammell H32/28R, Dundee's first batch of 'tin front' Daimlers. All were reseated to H33/28R by Jan 1969.

Notes: All were transferred to Tayside Regional Council in May 1975.

  • 160 (DYJ 431) c/n 18762. Renumbered 170 in 1971. In use as driver trainer in 1974, but still available for normal service. Renumbered 70 in 1976, withdrawn 1977. Sold to Hartwood (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 161 (DYJ 432) c/n 18767. Renumbered 171 in 1971. In use as driver trainer in 1974, but still available for normal service. Withdrawn 1976.
  • 162 (DYJ 433) c/n 18763. Renumbered 172 in 1971. Renumbered 72 in 1976, and then withdrawn. Sold to Jameson (dealer), Dunscroft.
  • 163 (DYJ 434) c/n 18768. Renumbered 173 in 1971. Renumbered 73 in 1976, and then withdrawn.
  • 164 (DYJ 435) c/n 18764. Renumbered 174 in 1971. Possibly renumbered 74 in 1976. Withdrawn 1976. Sold to Woods (dealer), Dunscroft.
  • 165 (DYJ 436) c/n 18769. Renumbered 175 in 1971. Renumbered 75 in 1976, and then withdrawn. Sold to Woods (dealer), Dunscroft.
  • 166 (DYJ 437) c/n 18765. Renumbered 176 in 1971. Withdrawn 1976. Sold to Woods (dealer), Dunscroft.
  • 167 (DYJ 438) c/n 18770. Renumbered 177 in 1971. Renumbered 77 in 1976, and then withdrawn. Sold to Jameson (dealer), Dunscroft.
  • 168 (DYJ 439) c/n 18766. Renumbered 178 in 1971. Renumbered 78 in 1976, and then withdrawn.
  • 169 (DYJ 440) c/n 18771. Renumbered 179 in 1971. Renumbered 79 in 1976, and then withdrawn. Sold to PVS (dealer), Barnsley.


DAIMLER CVG6   -   180-204 (Total 25)

No.190 (ETS 970) parked off duty at Shore Terrace, Dock Street, probably in the early 1970s. (Photo: unknown)

Dundee Daimler No.183

No.183 (ETS 963) at Coldside, Dundee in the late 1950s. (Photo: George Bett)

Built: 1955

Chassis: Daimler CVG6DD, with Gardner 6LW engine.

Body: Metro-Cammell H36/28R, except 202 which was H37/28R when new. By the late 1960s all the others had also been changed to H37/28R.

  • 180 (ETS 960) c/n 18838. To Tayside 1975, withdrawn 1976.
  • 181 (ETS 961) c/n 18825. To Tayside 1975. Renumbered 186 in 1976, and then withdrawn. Sold to PVS (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 182 (ETS 962) c/n 18839. To Tayside 1975. Withdrawn 1977. To Johnson (dealer), Worksop.
  • 183 (ETS 963) c/n 18826. To Tayside 1975, withdrawn 1976. Sold to PVS (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 184 (ETS 964) c/n 18840, deliv.11/55. To Tayside 1975. Renumbered 69 in 1977 and then withdrawn, but retained for preservation. ** SURVIVOR ** c/o Taybus Vintage Vehicle Society.
  • 185 (ETS 965) c/n 18827. To Tayside 1975. Withdrawn 1977. To Rollinson (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 186 (ETS 966) c/n 18841. Withdrawn 1974 and sold to Codona (dealer), Baillieston.
  • 187 (ETS 967) c/n 18828. To Tayside 1975. Renumbered 71 in 1977 and then withdrawn. Sold to Hartwood (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 188 (ETS 968) c/n 18842. To Tayside 1975. Renumbered 72 in 1977 and then withdrawn. Sold to Hartwood (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 189 (ETS 969) c/n 18829. To Tayside 1975, withdrawn 1976. Sold to Jameson (dealer), Dunscroft.
  • 190 (ETS 970) c/n 18843. To Tayside 1975. Renumbered 73 in 1977 and then withdrawn. Sold to Hartwood (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 191 (ETS 971) c/n 18830. To Tayside 1975 but withdrawn same year. To Rollinson (dealer), Barnsley. ?In scrapyard (Jones?), Carlton 1976?.
  • 192 (ETS 972) c/n 18844. To Tayside 1975, withdrawn 1976. Sold to PVS (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 193 (ETS 973) c/n 18831. To Tayside 1975, withdrawn 1976. Sold to Woods (dealer), Dunscroft.
  • 194 (ETS 974) c/n 18845. To Tayside 1975. Renumbered 74 in 1977 and then withdrawn. Sold to Rollinson (dealer), Carlton.
  • 195 (ETS 975) c/n 18832. To Tayside 1975, withdrawn 1976. Sold to Rollinson (dealer), Carlton.
  • 196 (ETS 976) c/n 18846. To Tayside 1975. Withdrawn 1976 and became driver trainer T1 until 1979 (picture here). Sold to Booth (dealer), Rotherham.
  • 197 (ETS 977) c/n 18833. To Tayside 1975, withdrawn 1976. Sold to PVS (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 198 (ETS 978) c/n 18847. To Tayside 1975. Renumbered 75 in 1977 and then withdrawn. Sold to Hartwood (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 199 (ETS 979) c/n 18834. To Tayside 1975, withdrawn 1976. Sold to Jameson (dealer), Dunscroft.
  • 200 (ETS 980) c/n 18848. To Tayside 1975. Renumbered 76 in 1977 and then withdrawn. Sold to Hartwood (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 201 (ETS 981) c/n 18835. Withdrawn 1975 but withdrawn same year.
  • 202 (ETS 982) c/n 18849. H37/28R body. Involved in accident 14 Oct 1970 and scrapped (the remains were sold to P.Sykes, dealer, Blackerhill in 1971).
  • 203 (ETS 983) c/n 18836. To Tayside 1975. Renumbered 77 in 1977 and then withdrawn. Sold to Hartwood (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 204 (ETS 984) c/n 18837. (picture here). To Tayside 1975, withdrawn 1976. Sold to Jameson (dealer), Dunscroft.


AEC REGENT 'STL'   -   170-179 (Total 10)

Dundee No.176, previously London STL 2693

No.176 (HGC 226), previously London Transport STL 2693, on 7 April 1963 at Maryfield Garage (originally a tram depot). It is not immediately recogniseable as an ex London bus, now wearing a DCT livery and sporting a Dundee destination window arrangement. Compare with the photo at the top of this page.
Maryfield depot has now been purchased by the Dundee Museum of Transport

Built: 1945-46, acquired by DCT in 1955

Chassis: AEC Regent II 'STL' (18 STL 20) O661 chassis, with AEC A173 7.7 litre engine.

Body: Weymann H30/26R.

Notes: Acquired in 1955 from London Transport (via Birds Commercial Motors, Stratford) for Dundee tram replacement. All had originally been in London country area green livery, working from Luton and Watford depots, and were the first AEC buses to be produced after the war. This delivery represented 50% of the last batch of STLs to be built, STL 2682-2701 (HGC 215-234), and they were also the last STLs in passenger service with London Transport. All were withdrawn from Dundee service in 1964.

  • 170 (HGC 217) ex STL2684. c/n O6617493, b/n M2711. Sold 1965 to Tiger (dealer), Salsburgh.
  • 171 (HGC 218) ex STL2685. c/n O6617494, b/n M2706. Sold 1965 to Tiger (dealer), Salsburgh.
  • 172 (HGC 220) ex STL2687. c/n O6617496, b/n M2714. Sold 1965 to Tiger (dealer), Salsburgh.
  • 173 (HGC 221) ex STL2688. c/n O6617497, b/n M2704. Sold 1965 to Tiger (dealer), Salsburgh. With McEwan, Lennoxtown by 1966, withdrawn 1967.
  • 174 (HGC 223) ex STL2690. c/n O6617499, b/n M2723. Sold 1965 to Tiger (dealer), Salsburgh.
  • 175 (HGC 224) ex STL2691. c/n O6617500, b/n M2715. Sold 1965 to Tiger (dealer), Salsburgh.
  • 176 (HGC 226) ex STL2693. c/n O6617503, b/n M2716. Sold 1965 to Tiger (dealer), Salsburgh.
  • 177 (HGC 229) ex STL2696. c/n O6617508, b/n M2732. Sold 1965 to Tiger (dealer), Salsburgh. To Scottish Farmers, Glasgow as workers hut, scrapped by Revie, Glasgow in 1965.
  • 178 (HGC 231) ex STL2698. c/n O6617510, b/n M2724. Sold 1965 to Tiger (dealer), Salsburgh.
  • 179 (HGC 232) ex STL2699. c/n O6617502, b/n M2740. Sold 1965 to Tiger (dealer), Salsburgh. With Moffatt, Cardenden 1966, to Smith (dealer), Kelty 1968 for scrap.


AEC REGENT 'RT'   -   211-240 (Total 30)

RTs newly arrived in Dundee, 1956.

RT 1433, 1423 and 1421 newly arrived in Dundee from London, in the Dock Street parking area 1956.

Dundee No.233, ex London Transport RT1503

No.233 (KGK 762), previously RT 1503, seen in service at Blackness Avenue, Dundee in 1957.

Dundee No.223

No.223 (KGK 735) passing D.M.Brown's department store in Dundee's High Street, probably in the 1960s. Photo by kind permission of the Dundee Buses Past & Present Flickr collection.

David Craig writes "These buses were popular with drivers. One former driver told me that on one particularly steep approach to a roundabout, racing gear changes were achieved that were never possible with a Daimler."

Built: 1949-50, acquired by DCT in 1956

Chassis: AEC Regent 'RT' O961/1 chassis, with AEC A204 6-cylinder 9.6 litre engine.

Body: Cravens H30/26R.

Notes: Acquired in 1956 from London Transport (via Birds Commercial Motors, Stratford) for tram replacement, reportedly at £1750 each. All were withdrawn late 1968 / early 1969.

  • 211 (JXC 222) ex RT1459, c/n O9612862, built 7/49. Withdrawn 8/68 and sold to Hoyle (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 212 (JXC 178) ex RT1415, c/n O9611369, built 3/49. Withdrawn 8/68 and sold to Finlay (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 213 (JXC 223) ex RT1460, c/n O9612864, built 7/49. Withdrawn 8/68 and sold to Hill (dealer), Doune.
  • 214 (JXC 217) ex RT1454, c/n O9612890, built 6/49. Withdrawn 12/68 and sold to Jones (dealer), Carlton.
  • 215 (KGK 722) ex RT1463, c/n O9612900, built 7/49. Withdrawn early 1969 and sold to Jones (dealer), Carlton.
  • 216 (JXC 218) ex RT1455, c/n O9612870, built 6/49. Withdrawn 8/68 and sold to Docherty, Monifieth. Derelict by 1975.
  • 217 (KGK 728) ex RT1469, c/n O9612972, built 8/49. Withdrawn 8/68 and sold to Hoyle (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 218 (JXC 173) ex RT1410, c/n O9611409, built 2/49. Withdrawn 8/68 and sold to Hoyle (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 219 (KGK 732) ex RT1473, c/n O9612753, built 8/49. Withdrawn early 1969 and sold to Meynell (dealer), Cudworth.
  • 220 (JXC 175) ex RT1412, c/n O9611352, built 2/49. Withdrawn early 1969 and sold to Jones (dealer), Carlton.
  • 221 (KGK 733) ex RT1474, c/n O9612820, built 9/49. Withdrawn 8/68 and sold to Hill (dealer), Doune.
  • 222 (JXC 182) ex RT1419, c/n O9611349, built 3/49. Withdrawn 8/68 and sold to Finlay (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 223 (KGK 735) ex RT1476, c/n O9612765, built 9/49. Withdrawn 8/68 and sold to Hill (dealer), Doune.
  • 224 (JXC 184) ex RT1421, c/n O9611140, built 3/49. Withdrawn 8/68 and sold to Hill (dealer), Doune.
  • 225 (KGK 742) ex RT1483, c/n O9612775, built 9/49. Withdrawn 8/68 and sold to Hoyle (dealer), Barnsley. To Wombwell Diesels 1968 for scrap.
  • 226 (JXC 185) ex RT1422, c/n O9611147, built 4/49. Withdrawn 8/68 and sold to Hoyle (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 227 (KGK 744) ex RT1485, c/n O9612824, built 9/49. Withdrawn early 1969 and sold to Jones (dealer), Carlton.
  • 228 (JXC 186) ex RT1423, c/n O9611143, built 4/49. Withdrawn 8/68 and sold to Dunsmore (dealer), Larkhall.
  • 229 (KGK 752) ex RT1493, c/n O9613014, built 10/49. Withdrawn early 1969 and sold to Dunsmore (dealer), Larkhall.
  • 230 (JXC 187) ex RT1424, c/n O9611146, built 4/49. Withdrawn early 1969 and sold to Dunsmore (dealer), Larkhall.
  • 231 (KGK 761) ex RT1502, c/n O9613183, built 11/49. Withdrawn 12/68 and sold to Dunsmore (dealer), Larkhall.
  • 232 (JXC 191) ex RT1428, c/n O9611087, built 5/49. Withdrawn early 1969 and sold to Meynell (dealer), Cudworth.
  • 233 (KGK 762) ex RT1503, c/n O9613226, built 11/49. Withdrawn early 1969 and transferred to Dundee Corpn. Building Dept. To PVS (dealer), Barnsley 1979.
  • 234 (JXC 196) ex RT1433, c/n O9611142, built 5/49. Withdrawn 8/68 and sold to Dunsmore (dealer), Larkhall.
  • 235 (KGK 766) ex RT1507, c/n O9613278, built 12/49. Withdrawn early 1969 and transferred to Dundee Corpn. Building Dept.
  • 236 (JXC 197) ex RT1434, c/n O9612780, built 5/49. Withdrawn and cannibalised 1967.
  • 237 (KGK 774) ex RT1515, c/n O9613222, built 1/50. Withdrawn early 1969 and sold to Stephen (contractor), Perth, used as mobile caravan. Sold for scrap 1977.
  • 238 (JXC 198) ex RT1435, c/n O9612762, built 5/49. Withdrawn early 1969 and sold to Jones (dealer), Carlton.
  • 239 (KGK 780) ex RT1521, c/n O9613198, built 4/50. Withdrawn early 1969 and sold to Stephen (contractor), Perth, used as mobile hostel (no seats). Still owned 1979.
  • 240 (KGK 730) ex RT1471, c/n O9612986, built 8/49. Withdrawn 8/68 and sold to Hoyle (dealer), Barnsley.


DAIMLER CVG6DD   -   205-210 (Total 6)

No.205 (FTS 209) in Albert Square, Dundee when new in 1956. (Photo: George Bett)

The same bus, No.205 (FTS 209) in the Dock Street depot around 1975. (Photo: unknown)

William Coupar writes; "The shot of the Park Royal Daimler from 1956 is interesting because it is running on the short lived Service 15 which replaced the Lochee trams in 1956 and ran from Douglas to Lochee. It only ran for two / three years. Although I can distinctly remember those buses being introduced new on that service in 1956 this is the only photograph I have ever seen of a Service 15 bus in operation.

David Craig says "As William Coupar states, the service 15 to Lochee was short lived, from 21.10.1956 - 8.2.1958 in fact. It was amalgamated the following day with route 28 to form the Douglas - Camperdown service."

Built: June 1956

Chassis: Daimler CVG6DD, with Gardner 6LW engine.

Body: Park Royal H37/28R.

  • 205 (FTS 209) c/n 19059, b/n B39173, deliv.6/56. To Tayside 1975. Withdrawn 1977. To Johnson (dealer), Worksop.
  • 206 (FTS 210) c/n 19056, b/n B39174, deliv.6/56. To Tayside 1975, withdrawn 1977. Sold to Hartwood (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 207 (FTS 211) c/n 19060, b/n B39175, deliv.6/56. To Tayside 1975, withdrawn 1976. Sold to Hartwood (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 208 (FTS 212) c/n 19057, b/n B39176, deliv.6/56. To Tayside 1975, withdrawn 1976. Sold to Hartwood (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 209 (FTS 213) c/n 19061, b/n B39177, deliv.6/56. To Tayside 1975. Withdrawn 1977. To Johnson (dealer), Worksop.
  • 210 (FTS 214) c/n 19058, b/n B39178, deliv.6/56. To Tayside 1975, withdrawn 1976. Sold to Jameson (dealer), Dunscroft.


DAIMLER CVG6   -   241-270 (Total 30)

Dundee Daimler No.267

Daimler No.267 (FYJ 807) in Dock Street, Dundee, around 1957. (Photo: George Bett)

William Coupar writes; "The service 27 to Camperdown on one of the later Daimler MCW buses and the Service 25 to Kirkton are also rare because they also fall into the short period between the tram replacement in October 1956 and the comprehensive route renumbering in I think 1959, which put in place the route numbering which ran for the next twenty five years."

David Craig wrote "Again, as William Coupar stated, the service 25 to Kirkton didn't last long either. It ran from 21.10.1956 - 10.1.1959. This photograph (and of No.205 above) of the 'tin fronted' Daimlers are also of particular interest as they all have the original long front wings before they were trimmed c1960 to resemble the shorter wings of the later fiberglass fronted models."

Daimler No.246 (FYJ 786) turning from High Street into Crichton Street, heading for Shore Terrace, around 1975. (Photo: unknown)

Built: 1957

Chassis: Daimler CVG6, with Gardner 6LW engine.

Body: Weymann H37/28R.

Notes: All were transferred to Tayside Regional Council in May 1975.

  • 241 (FYJ 781) c/n 19387, b/n M8128. Withdrawn 1977. To Johnson (dealer), Worksop.
  • 242 (FYJ 782) c/n 19372, b/n M8123. Withdrawn 1977. Sold to Whiting (dealer), Pontefract.
  • 243 (FYJ 783) c/n 19380, b/n M8130. Withdrawn 1976. Sold to Jameson (dealer), Dunscroft.
  • 244 (FYJ 784) c/n 19363, b/n M8125. Renumbered 70 in 1977 and then withdrawn. Sold to Rollinson (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 245 (FYJ 785) c/n 19383, b/n M8131. Withdrawn 1977. Sold to Hartwood (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 246 (FYJ 786) c/n 19361, b/n M8126. Renumbered 71 in 1977 and then withdrawn. Sold to Rollinson (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 247 (FYJ 787) c/n 19376, b/n M8132. Withdrawn 1977. Sold to PVS (dealer), Barnsley. Sold to Rollinson (dealer), Carlton.
  • 248 (FYJ 788) c/n 19366, b/n M8127. Renumbered 72 in 1977 and then withdrawn. Sold to Hartwood (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 249 (FYJ 789) c/n 19384, b/n M8137. Renumbered 73 in 1977 and then withdrawn.
  • 250 (FYJ 790) c/n 19360, b/n M8129. Withdrawn 1977. To Rollinson (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 251 (FYJ 791) c/n 19381, b/n M8136. Renumbered 74 in 1977 (picture here) and then withdrawn. Sold to Hartwood (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 252 (FYJ 792) c/n 19371, b/n M8124. Withdrawn 1977. Sold to Hartwood (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 253 (FYJ 793) c/n 19375, b/n M8138. Withdrawn 1977. Sold to Whiting (dealer), Pontefract.
  • 254 (FYJ 794) c/n 19373, b/n M8133. Withdrawn 1977. Sold to Rollinson (dealer), then Newton (dealer), Durham.
  • 255 (FYJ 795) c/n 19374, b/n M8122. Withdrawn 1977. Sold to Hartwood (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 256 (FYJ 796) c/n 19368, b/n M8141. Renumbered 75 in 1977 and then withdrawn. Sold to Rollinson (dealer), Carlton.
  • 257 (FYJ 797) c/n 19377, b/n M8139. Withdrawn 1976. Sold to Jameson (dealer), Dunscroft.
  • 258 (FYJ 798) c/n 19364, b/n M8134. Withdrawn 1976. Sold to PVS (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 259 (FYJ 799) c/n 19378, b/n M8121. Renumbered 76 in 1977 and then withdrawn. Sold to Rollinson (dealer), Carlton.
  • 260 (FYJ 800) c/n 19367, b/n M8135. Renumbered 77 in 1977 and then withdrawn. Sold to Rollinson (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 261 (FYJ 801) c/n 19382, b/n M8142. Withdrawn 1977. Sold to Rollinson (dealer), then Newton (dealer), Durham.
  • 262 (FYJ 802) c/n 19370, b/n M8140. Withdrawn 1976 and became driver trainer T3 until 1978.
  • 263 (FYJ 803) c/n 19389, b/n M8144. Withdrawn 1977. Sold to Rollinson (dealer), then Newton (dealer), Durham.
  • 264 (FYJ 804) c/n 19362, b/n M8143. Withdrawn 1976. To Johnson (dealer), Worksop.
  • 265 (FYJ 805) c/n 19379, b/n M8145. Renumbered 78 in 1977 and then withdrawn. Sold to Rollinson (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 266 (FYJ 806) c/n 19365, b/n M8146. Withdrawn 1976. Sold to PVS (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 267 (FYJ 807) c/n 19386, b/n M8147. Withdrawn 1976. Sold to PVS (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 268 (FYJ 808) c/n 19369, b/n M8148. Withdrawn 1976. Sold to Woods (dealer), Dunscroft.
  • 269 (FYJ 809) c/n 19385, b/n M8149. Renumbered 79 in 1977 and then withdrawn. Sold to Rollinson (dealer), Carlton.
  • 270 (FYJ 810) c/n 19388, b/n M8150. Withdrawn 1977. Sold to Whiting (dealer), Pontefract.


DAIMLER CVG6   -   271-280 (Total 10)

Dundee No.278

Daimler No.278 (HTS 278) in the High Street, Dundee, around 1959. When these buses were delivered in 1958, the last pre-war vehicles in the fleet were withdrawn, being the eight 1938 Daimler COG5 single deckers, Nos.24-31 (plus, as David Craig points out, the sole remaining Dickson-bodied COG5, No.23). (Photo: George Bett)

William Coupar writes; "The service 27 to Camperdown on one of the later Daimler MCW buses and the Service 25 to Kirkton are also rare because they also fall into the short period between the tram replacement in October 1956 and the comprehensive route renumbering in I think 1959, which put in place the route numbering which ran for the next twenty five years."

No.276 (HTS 276) waits outside St Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in High Street for its next turn, probably in the early 1970s. (Photo: unknown)

Jim Wilson says; "The picture of 276 shows it wearing the final DCT livery for crew operated buses, with the broad white band around the lower deck windows. Although not dissimilar to the livery of the 1950s (it had white around the upper deck windows as well) by the time the 70s had arrived there was just a small white band above the windows, as shown in the picture of 101 below. The HTS-registered batch of CVG6s were the last buses to be repainted prior to the handover to Tayside Regional Council and, as far as I know, these were the only native buses given this treatment - although I do stand to be corrected if anyone else knows otherwise."

"Some of the ex-Edinburgh PD2/20s also had this version, but these were painted by Edinburgh prior to delivery. The next repaints were the KTS batch of CVG6s which received the two tone blue and white TRC livery, with the white band in the same place, so I don't know if the HTS batch was used as some sort of "dummy run". This however firmly places the picture as 1974 or early 1975."

"Behind the bus you can see a white shed. This was used as a "buckie" by the police, and was a bit controversial as, hidden from view on the wall behind it, is a plaque commemorating William Wallace as well as Admiral Duncan, who won the battle of Camperdown (which is where Camperdown area of the city takes its name from). The shed was removed in the 1980s and there is now a statue of Admiral Duncan in its place."

Derek Simpson adds "Buses 187 and 204 were also given the "broad white band" treatment. 273 was the first halfcab turned out in Tayside blue with 198 and 203 following later."

Built: 1958, and all entered service on 24 Aug 1958

Chassis: Daimler CVG6, with Gardner 6LW engine.

Body: Metro-Cammell H37/28R.

Notes: These buses had automatic chassis lubrication, and were the first Dundee buses to have flashing indicators. All were transferred to Tayside Regional Council in May 1975.

  • 271 (HTS 271) c/n 19523. Withdrawn 1977. To Dickinson & Shippey (dealer), Monk Bretton.
  • 272 (HTS 272) c/n 19518. (picture here). Withdrawn 1979. Sold to Meynell (dealer), then to Booth (dealer), Rotherham.
  • 273 (HTS 273) c/n 19524. Withdrawn and sold 10/77. Sold to Rollinson (dealer), Carlton.
  • 274 (HTS 274) c/n 19519. Withdrawn 1977. Sold to Rollinson (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 275 (HTS 275) c/n 19525. Withdrawn 1979. To Meynell (dealer), Carlton.
  • 276 (HTS 276) c/n 19520. Withdrawn 1979. Sold to Meynell (dealer), then to Booth (dealer), Rotherham.
  • 277 (HTS 277) c/n 19526. Withdrawn 1977. Sold to Rollinson (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 278 (HTS 278) c/n 19521. Withdrawn 1978. To Dickinson & Shippey (dealer), Monk Bretton.
  • 279 (HTS 279) c/n 19527. Withdrawn 1978. Became driver trainer T2 until 1979 (picture here). Sold to Booth (dealer), Rotherham.
  • 280 (HTS 280) c/n 19522. Withdrawn 1979. Sold to Meynell (dealer), then to Booth (dealer), Rotherham.


DAIMLER CVG6   -   96-102 (Total 7) - four later renumbered 103-106.

No.101 (KTS 101) in the Dock Street depot, around 1975. (Photo: unknown)

No.105 with other Dundee buses

No.105 (KTS 99) on the left, with other post-war Dundee buses, at Dock Street bus park on 9 April 1975. (Photo: George Bett)

Built: 1960

Chassis: Daimler CVG6, with Gardner 6LW engine and preselective gearboxes.

Body: Alexander H37/28R.

Notes: All transferred to Tayside Regional Council in May 1975.

  • 96 (KTS 96) c/n 19719, b/n 6312. Renumbered 104 in 1964. Withdrawn 1977. Sold to Hartwood (dealer), Barnsley.
  • 97 (KTS 97) c/n 19721, b/n 6313. Renumbered 103 in 1964. Withdrawn 1979. Sold to Booth (dealer), Rotherham.
  • 98 (KTS 98) c/n 19717, b/n 6315. Renumbered 106 in 1964. Withdrawn 1978. To Dickinson & Shippey (dealer), Monk Bretton.
  • 99 (KTS 99) c/n 19723, b/n 6314. Renumbered 105 in 1964. Withdrawn 1979 and to Whiting (dealer), then Wigley (dealer), Carlton for scrap.
  • 100 (KTS 100) c/n 19720, b/n 6316. Withdrawn 1978 and became driver trainer until 1979. Sold to Booth (dealer), Rotherham.
  • 101 (KTS 101) c/n 19722, b/n 6318. Withdrawn 1979. Sold to Booth (dealer), Rotherham.
  • 102 (KTS 102) c/n 19718, b/n 6317. Withdrawn 1977. Sold to Hartwood (dealer), Barnsley, then on to Rollinson (dealer), Barnsley.


TOTAL 210  ( with 3 survivors - Nos.127, 137 and 184 )

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