The Albion CX39N, built in 1949, has an unusual 33 seat ACB body. It ran for Economic of
Sunderland for many years, as seen here, but finished its working life with Don Smith, a local coach operator.
To the left is an ex London Transport AEC Routemaster. This type was developed for LT and first
appeared in 1957 as a variant and much improved version of the Regent V. This is an earlier model being only 27' 6" long. The 30' versions were made from 1962 and many older ones were later
This example, RM 835, was built in 1960 and like the first batch of production buses from 1957
does not have opening front upper deck windows. It now lives at the Clydemaster Preservation Group, Brentwood, Essex.
Another Scottish connection is this Bedford OLAZ. It is a late example, being from 1952; the
production ran from 1939 until 1953. It carries a Duple body, an illustration of the long association between Bedford and Duple.
This bus ran in the Western Isles and was operated by Caledonian Macbraynes, who also ran
ferries and freight.
This model is very similar to the much more numerous Bedford OB produced at the same time. The
main difference being in wheelbase: 14' 6" for the OB and 13' 1" for its shorter variant.