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Lothian Region Transport

now 'Lothian Buses'

Final Day for
Leyland Atlanteans

January 3, 2000

Bus No 635 in Princes Street, on the last day of running of LRT's Leyland Atlantean buses in Edinburgh.

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Steven Oliver

 

Recollections

1.

Steven Oliver

Duns, Borders, Scotland

Here is a photo of LRT's Leyland Atlantean bus, No 635 on its final day of service in Edinburgh.

Steven Oliver has already explained that No 635 was required, to duplicate No 659 for part of its final  journey on January 3, 2000.

No 659

   Lothian Region Transport  -  The Last of the Leyland Atlanteans  -  January 3, 2004 ©

Steven added:

No 635

    Bus No 635 in Princes Street, on the last day of running of LRT's Leyland Atlantean buses in Edinburgh. ©

"This photo of Atlantean 635 and was taken in Princes Street as darkness fell on the Last Atlantean Day, January 3, 2000. Ross Aitken was at the wheel."

New Roof

"I’d been after a photo of it for ages, as I knew that it was significant in having a roof that was much older than the rest of the bus. As it happened, I managed to get a picture of it on its last day of service with Lothian!

No 635’s original roof was damaged after hitting the then low railway bridge in Lasswade Road in the late 1980s, and the bus received a new roof structure from an older Atlantean which was being scrapped at the time.

The number of the donor vehicle – bus 8 – could be made out under the number “3” in 635 when the upstairs fleet number was applied to the inside front dome of the 'new' roof.  You had to look very carefully to see this."

Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland:  April 17, 2008

 

Recollections

1.

Steven Oliver

Duns, Borders, Scotland

Thank you to Steven Oliver for providing more details of bus No 635 and its new roof.

Steven wrote:

New Roof

"How 635 was re-roofed was very interesting.  Brian Melrose, who worked in Shrubhill at the time, told me that bus 8 was parked up behind it in Shrubhill, and its roof was separated into two.  The front section was then 'walked on' to 635 and fastened down, followed by the rear one.

The two halves were then joined together and the top-deck windows installed, along with the ventilation hoppers.  The job was apparently done in less than a day!"

Shrubhill Works

"I wonder if there are any other folk out there who worked at Shrubhill.  I find Brian’s stories very interesting (along with his son Calum’s recollections) and no doubt there will be other former workers with stories about how Edinburgh’s buses were kept running.  I think they would make a very good section for the site."

Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland:  April 17, 2008

 

 

  

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks