The batch was in maroon and cream livery then, but we see it in ‘post merger’ livery of blue and white, on the sunny evening of .The scene is Lancaster’s Damside Street Bus Station.LTC 109F lasted a couple of years but was eventually stripped for spares and the remains had been scrapped by 1982.The Swift lasted a little longer going to North at Sherburn in 1983.His mother lived within the borough, and he had his post delivered there. After a green and cream livery, the GM’s choice, was rejected the Lancaster city fleet was painted Trafalgar Blue and white.
In this view, she is climbing the hill of Great John Street, towards Lancaster Town Hall, on the 2 to Hala.
It is and she is still in the Burnley arrangement of maroon and cream – not a great deal different from the Lancaster arrangement – with fleetname in Tilling style.
Pete is quite correct when he says that the enlarged Lancaster undertaking was short of modern vehicles, much of the fleet comprising ageing AEC Regents at Morecambe.
It was a common arrangement on early forward entrance double deckers to allow drivers to see the platform and communicate with the conductor but OPO of double deckers was at that time a long way off becoming legal.
The arrangement was tidied up on later designs with the whole front window being angled to avoid the two-piece window. LTC 109F fleet number 109 is a Leyland Panther PSUR1/1R with East Lancs B53F body, new to Lancaster in 1968.