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NEW - A selection of bus photos from throughout the Western Isles

Bedfords KJS 817 and MJS 113J

Bedford AJS 296B

Both vehicles are in the Hebridean car park, Stornoway

Bedford Duple GJS 418N on tour, Isle of Lewis

Bedford HJS 519G

Bedford FJS 98E. Garage, Ineclate Road, Stornoway
Bedford MJS 113J. Sandwick Road, Stornoway

NVD 203 a 35 seat Duple bodied Albion Victor seen here in service in 1968 with Hebridean Transport was purchased in1959 and was previously owned by Hutchison, Overtown. This style of Duple body was most commonly associated with Bedfords but was also built on small numbers of Albions and Leyland Comets. This vehicle is presently being used as a store in the village of Arnol on the West Side of Lewis

The standard small wartime bus was the Bedford OWB with 32-seat utility bodywork by Duple or SMT; this one OML 125 operated by Hebridean Transport is pictured in South Beach Street, Stornoway and has Swordale on the destination board, which is in the Point area of Lewis

JS 8159 photographed at Stornoway bus station, a Bedford OB was purchased new in December 1948 by John Mitchell, Bayhead Street, Stornoway and was in service until 1964

For most of the 1960s and into the 1970s Bedford buses were the standard fare on Lewis. EJS 408 was purchased new in 1958 by Mitchell of Stornoway. The C5Z1 has a 30 seat Duple (Midland) body, was sold in September 1965 via SMT dealer Glasgow.  Mitchell was also the local Vauxhall agent

Bedford JJS 111P. Bus station, Cromwell Street, Stornoway
Bedford RJS 300L. Bus station, Cromwell Street, Stornoway


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