Blackpool Corporation

Blackpool Corporation

From the same album has the Leeds shots here is a set of shots for Blackpool Corporation.

Roy Dodsworth
11/2015

Registration DFV 144 fleet number 244 was a 1949 Leyland Titan PD2/5 with Burlingham FH31/23C bodywork.

Registration EFV 296 fleet number 296 was a 1951 Leyland Titan PD2/5 with Burlingham FH29/23C bodywork.

Registration EFV 265 fleet number 265 was a 1951 Leyland Titan PD2/5 with Burlingham FH29/23C bodywork

Registration DFV 138 fleet number 238 was a 1949 Leyland Titan PD2/5 with Burlingham FH31/23C bodywork.

Registration DFV 131 fleet number 231 was a 1949 Leyland Titan PD2/5 with Burlingham FH31/23C bodywork.

Registration LFV 304 fleet number 304 was a 1957 Leyland Titan PD2/21 with Burlingham FH35/28R bodywork.

Registration LFV 304 again fleet number 304 was a 1957 Leyland Titan PD2/21 with Burlingham FH35/28R bodywork.

Registration 379 DFR fleet number 379 was a 1964 Leyland Titan PD3A/1 with Metro Cammell FH41/30R bodywork.

Registration CFR 585C fleet number 385 was a 1965 Leyland Titan PD3A/1 with Metro Cammell H41/30R bodywork.

Registration CFR 598C fleet number 398 was a 1965 Leyland Titan PD3A/1 with Metro Cammell H41/30R bodywork.

Registration LFR 532F fleet number 532 was a 1968 Leyland Titan PD3A/1 with MCCW H41/30R bodywork.


01/12/15 - 06:15

Here are a few thoughts about this excellent gallery, and thank you, Roy, for posting. I'd suggest the locations as follows, though others might have better ideas:
EFV 296 and DFV 138 appear to be in the depot yard.
DFV 131 is southbound on the Promenade, at or about the Tower, before the Zoo moved to Stanley Park. (Yes, really - the Zoo used to be in the Tower!)
CFR 585C is on the junction of Lytham Road and the Promenade at Manchester Square.

Pete Davies


03/12/15 - 11:16

Regarding the Burlingham bodied PD2s, I notice the DFV batch seated 31 upstairs, yet the EFV batch only 29. How were they different? (And no one say by two seats!)

Dave Towers


03/02/16 - 06:52

The reason that Blackpool's Leyland Titan PD2/5 251 to 300 have two less seats is they have a flush side above the doors causing the door equipment in the nearside destination box to be slightly bigger in the upper saloon causing the seats to mounted away from the bus side with a wood insert. This required four single seats rather than two like 201 to 250.

John S Hinchliffe


03/02/16 - 13:53

An interesting seat situation, John, well illustrated by the photo. I also notice the Alhambrinal Ceiling, lovely to see, but surely a rather late example in 1951 buses. I've never seen one in real life.

Chris Hebbron


04/02/16 - 09:30

I didn't often visit Blackpool, but these shots are a good reminder of those few occasions. The interior view of the Burlingham d/d is reminiscent of the Burlingham-bodied BUT trolleybuses owned by Portsmouth Corporation. The seating layout upstairs was of course standard for a rear entrance double-decker, but it's the shape of the windows and the ceiling profile that ticks the box. Portsmouth didn't have those alhambrinal ceilings, but Brighton did, on their Weymann-bodied AEC 661Ts. These I knew from various spotting trips from Portsmouth in the early 60's.

Michael Hampton


04/02/16 - 13:28

Thanks John for the information and photograph. So if we number the single seats 1 to 4 from front to back, would I be correct in saying that on the first 50 vehicles, seats 1 and 2 were the double ones?
This would then leave more circulation area at the top of the stairs.

Dave Towers

 


 

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