Southdown Motor Services

Southdown Motor Services

Yet another selection of shots from the bought album.

Roy Dodsworth

Copyright Gordon M. Gangloff

Registration LUF 816 fleet number 1816 was a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/15 with a Harrington C26C body.

Registration MUF 456 fleet number 756 was a 1953 Leyland Titan PD2/12 with Northern Counties H56RD bodywork.

Registration OUF 643 fleet number 643 was a 1955 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with Park Royal B39F bodywork.

Registration OUF 513 fleet number 513 was a 1955 Guy Arab IV 6LW with Park Royal H31/26RD bodywork.

Registration UCD 125 fleet number 1125 was a 1957 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with Beadle C37F bodywork.



16/01/16 - 06:37

With regards the first shot above. I have had info from a friend who is a Southdown follower, he has an identical print in his collection. This is endorsed LUF 816. Fleet number 1816. Taken 4th August 1957 in Madeira Drive, Brighton. The print has G.M.G in blue ink stamped on the back.
I have sent him the other pictures.

Roy Dodsworth

Thanks for that, I have amended the caption.


17/01/16 - 11:16

Re the "G.M.G." stamped on the back of the photo of LUF 816, this stands for Gordon M. Gangloff who passed away in 2012 and was, I believe, a well known enthusiast in the Sussex area, living latterly at Lancing.

Nigel Turner

17/01/16 - 12:24

Another great gallery Roy, featuring some really classic vehicles. Its interesting to note the rear of an identical coach on the left of the picture. These top of the range Royal Tiger/Harrington coaches must have been relatively expensive to buy and run for a low capacity of twenty six clients - real luxury touring at its very best !!

Chris Youhill

19/01/16 - 08:42

The coach to the left of picture 1 seems to be fleet number 1814. Did not look closely until comment from Chris Y.

Roy Dodsworth



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