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Edinburgh's Transport

Lothian Buses

Route 1

25th anniversary of the Last Clippy

2005

Bus No.665 on Route 1 in 2005 to mark the 25th anniversary of the conversion of Edinburgh's buses to one-man-operation

© Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland                                                                                                        Photograph taken 2005

2005

Bus No.665 on Route 1 in 2005 to mark the 25th anniversary of the conversion of Edinburgh's buses to one-man-operation

© Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland                                                                                                        Photograph taken 2005

 

Restored Buses

One Man Operation

Restored bus No.665 made a special journey on Route 1 in 2005 to mark the 25th anniversary of Edinburgh's conversion to one-man-operation.  The last of the buses with clippies (conductors / conductresses) ran in 1980.

This photo includes a similar Leyland Titan PD3 bus in service on Route 26, about thirty-five years earlier.  Route 26 was converted to one-man operation in 1974.

Routes 26 and 44  -  Terminus  -  possibly at Eastfield, Joppa ©

Recollections

1.

Phil Wilson

Aberdeen, Scotland

Bus No 665

Thank you to Phil Wilson for sending me a link to another photograph of bus No 655.  The photo was taken in Princes Street by Paul Bateson

Acknowledgement:  Phil Wilson, Aberdeen, Scotland

 

Recollections

2.

Eric Gold

East London

Route 1

Thank you to Eric Gold, East London, for sending his memories of Route 1.

Eric wrote:

"I used to catch the bus on route 1 to school, straight down Easter Road.  They had single deckers on that route as well.

I remember we got stuck in the snow in Abbey Mount, outside the old Regent cinema, in 1962, a very nasty winter."

 

Recollections

3.

Steven Oliver

Duns, Borders, Scotland

Route 1

Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland sent this reply to Eric Gold's comments about the buses on Route 1:

Single Decker Buses

"Route 1 was, from its inception in 1919 until 1966, single-decked due to the low railway bridges at Abbeymount, at the foot of Easter Road, and at Crewe Toll.  Work on these bridges allowed the route to be converted to double-deck bus operation in summer 1966.  The lowered roadway at the Abbeymount railway bridge is a reminder of this."

Leyland Tiger Cubs

"Itís likely that Eric would have been travelling on one of the Leyland Tiger Cub/Weymann buses which were synonymous with the route in the early sixties.  There were 100 of these buses, in two batches of 50: 1-50 (SWS 1-50), new in 1959, and 51-100 (VSC 51-100) which were new in 1960/1.  It was not uncommon for these buses to get stuck on the route, due to their lightweight construction.

Accidents

"Two of the first batch of Tiger Cubs were written off in accidents during 1963.  No.9 met its end after running into the front of a chemistsí shop in Leith, while no.22 crashed through the railings one winterís morning, at Regent Road near to Jacobís Ladder, and rolled down an embankment before coming to rest against a wall. 

The bus was actually off-service at the time, returning to the depot and should not have been running that way.  Not surprisingly, its driver was fired.  The front end of no.22 lived on after the accident, as a static exhibit in the old Waverley Market."

Leyland Tiger Cubs Preserved

"When the 1 was double-decked in 1966, the 48 remaining Tiger Cubs from the first batch were sold to the Northern Ireland Transport Board for further service.  The second batch lived on into the early years of the Lothian Region Transport era, with the last of these buses bring withdrawn in 1978.

One of the first batch, No.13, is still around as a shell somewhere in Northern Ireland.  No.86 from the second batch is preserved.  Another bus from that batch, no.80, was also preserved, but it was sadly destroyed by fire in 2007, just as its lengthy restoration was nearing completion."

 Bus No.101

    LRT Buses at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2009 ©

"As a footnote, the famous three-door single-decker bus, No.101, also appeared on Route 1, but its length meant that it could only be used on the outer (clockwise) circle.

A popular story is that no.101 also had another bus tailing it whenever it ran in service, in case it broke down.  This is only partly true, as it did indeed have another bus tailing it, but this was to accommodate the smokers, as smoking was banned on no.101 itself." ***

Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland:  March 18, 2008

***  See also Recollections 5 below

 

Recollections

4.

Andrew Shortel

Muirhouse, Edinburgh

The Last Clippie

Andrew Shortel, Muirhouse, Edinburgh, who drove No 659, LRT's last Leyland Atlantean to operate in service, on January 3, 2000 wrote:

 No 659

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

"I used to live 8 doors along from Annie Boyle.  She was the last last conductress on LRT's buses.  Her last service was on bus 665 in 1980."

 No 659

   Bus No.665 on Route 1 in 2005 to mark the 25th anniversary of the conversion of Edinburgh's buses to one-man-operation ©

Andrew Shortel, Muirhouse, Edinburgh:  April 16, 2008

Recollections

5.

Steven Oliver

Duns, Borders, Scotland

Thank you to Steven Oliver for passing on the comments that he received from Brian Melrose, in response to Steven's comments at the end of 'Recollections 3' above.

Brian wrote:

 Bus No.101

    LRT Buses at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2009 ©

"The double decker following 101 was, of course, the service bus.  No 101 was the duplicate and ran to a duplicate timetable ie 2 mins in front of the service bus

Most demonstrators at the time ran as a duplicate so that if anything went wrong the timetable / service would not be affected.

Because of the experimental nature of 101, trying to keep it to a normal timetable would be risky.  As the service bus at the back was a double decker, smokers could stand back and use it instead.

The prime reason was therefore to cover breakdowns / in- service defects.  One should remember that No 101 had a carrying capacity of a double decker."

Brian Melrose

So there you have it!

Steven Oliver, Duns, Melrose:  June 25, 2010

 

 Recollections

6.

Eddie Williamson

Pickering, Ontario, Canada

Thank you to Eddie Williamson for posting a message in the EdinPhoto guest book.  Eddie wrote:

Bus No 101

"Looking at the picture of bus no 101 brought back memories to me.

    LRT Buses at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2009 ©

I drove it a few times, but don't remember being followed by another bus.  It might have been my lead foot!."

Robert (Eddie) Williamson, Pickering, Ontario, Canada:
 Message posted in EdinPhoto guest book:  June 28, 2010

 

 

  

 

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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

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