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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: May 15, 2017.
Webpage updated: May 16, 2017

        

EMBANKMENT MOTOR COMPANY (PLYMOUTH) Ltd

FLEET LIST

The following lists all the vehicles known or believed to have been operated by the Embankment Motor Company (Plymouth) Ltd, of Plymouth.

All vehicles were purchased new unless indicated by "S" (second hand) after the date in the "Bought" column.  "B" indicates those vehicles taken over from Buckingham's; "M" the one taken over from Markham of Plympton; "P" those acquired when the Plymouth Co-operative Society's fleet was acquired; and "R" those taken over when Rodgman's of Pomphlett, Plymstock, was acquired.

In the "Disposal" column "WN" indicates those vehicles transferred to the Western National Omnibus Company when the bus services were transferred in April 1933; and "WD" indicates a vehicle known to have been requisitioned by the War Department.  "H" - ACO 521 was hired from Messrs W Mumford & Sons Ltd and was returned to them.

When the Company was taken over by Messrs Wallace Arnold Devon Ltd in 1974 those vehicles marked "WA" transferred to the new owner.  Those with "WA" in the "Bought" column were acquired by or from Wallace Arnold Devon and carried the Embankment fleet name until that ceased to be used in 1977.

Bought

Registration

Make & Model

Body/Seats

Disposal

?

CO 5544

?

?

?

?

CO 7134

?

?

?

?

CO 5246

?

?

?

1926

DR 332

Maudslay ML2

Buckingham 22 seat

?

1927

DR 1519

Maudslay ML

?

1933 WN

1928

DR 3421

Maudslay ML6

Hall, Lewis, ?

1933 WN

1928

DR 4290

Maudslay ML3

?

1933 WN

1928

DR 4298

Maudslay ML

?

1933 WN

1929

DR 5417

Leyland Tiger TS2

30 seats

1940 WD

1929

DR 5836

Guy

Mumford 20 seat

?

1931 ?

DR 8703

Willys-Overland (USA)

?

?

1932 S

DR 9474

Bedford WLB

Duple 20 seat

1933  WN

1932

JY 266

Bedford WLB

Duple 20 seat

?

1932

JY 267

Bedford WLB

Duple 20 seat

?

1936 ?

JY 7542

Bedford WTB

Mumford 20 seat

1948

1936

JY 7543

Bedford WTB

Mumford 20 seat

1949

1937 H

ACO 521

Bedford WTB

Mumford 25 seat

1938

1937

ACO 522

Bedford WTB

Mumford 25 seat

By 1957

1937

ACO 523

Bedford WTB

Mumford 25 seat

1950

1938

AJY 780

Bedford WTB

Duple 25 seat

1948

1939 R

JY 221

Bedford WLB

20 seat

?

1939 B

JY 1646

Bedford WLB

20 seat

1947

1939 R

JY 1910

Bedford WLB

20 seat

1948

1939 B

JY 3831

Bedford

?

?

1939 M

DV 4623

Reo FB

20 seat

1945

1943

CDR 595

Bedford OWB

Duple utility bus 32 seat re-bodied 1950 by Whitson as 27 coach

1957

1943

CDR 764

Bedford OWB

Duple utility 32 seat

1948

1946

DCO 553

Bedford OB

Duple 29 seat

1953

1946

DCO 554

Bedford OB

Duple 20 seat

1955

1946

DCO 555

Bedford OB

Duple 29 seat

1953

1946

DCO 556

Bedford OB

Duple 29 seat

1955

1946

DCO 557

Bedford OB

Duple 29 seat

1955

1946

DCO 558

Bedford OB

Duple 29 seat

1955

1948 S

FDV 628

Bedford OB

Duple 26 seat

1957

1948

EDR 507

Maudslay Marathon III

Whitson 33 seat re-bodied 1951 by Bellhouse, Hartwell

1959

1948

EDR 726

Crossley SD42/7

Whitson 33 seat

1953

1948

EDR 727

Maudslay Marathon III

Whitson 33 seat re-bodied 1951 by Bellhouse, Hartwell

1959

1949

EJY 122

Crossley SD42/7

Whitson 33 seat

1955

1949

EJY 123

Maudslay Marathon III

Whitson 31 seat Observation

1957

1949

EJY 124

Maudslay Marathon III

Whitson 31 seat Observation

1957

1949

EJY 121

Tilling-Stevens Motors

Theale 32 seat

1955

1949

EJY 422

Crossley SD42/3

Whitson 33 seat

1952

1950

FDR 52

AEC Regal III

Whitson 31 seat Observation

1958

1950

FDR 53

AEC Regal III

Whitson 31 seat Observation

1958

1950

FDR 295

Bedford OB

Duple 29 seat

1959

1950 S

GCV 508

Bedford OWB

Duple utility bus 32 seat re-bodied 1950 by Whitney as 27 coach

1958

1950

FDR 54

Tilling-Stevens Motors

Bellhouse, Hartwell 33 seat

1955

1951

GCO 946

Foden PVSC6

Whitney 35 seat Observation

1959

1953

HDR 411

Bedford SB

Gurney Nutting 36 seat centre entrance

1955

1953

HDR 412

Bedford SB

Gurney Nutting 36 seat centre entrance

1955

1953

HDR 511

Bedford SB

Duple Vega 35 seat

1960

1953

HDR 512

Bedford SB

Duple Vega 35 seat

1958

1953

ECO 974

Bedford OB

Brailey & Toms 29 seat re-bodied 1953 by Duple

1961

1955

KDR 688

Bedford SBG

Duple Vega 36 seat

1958

1955

KDR 689

Bedford SBG

Duple Vega 36 seat

1958

1955

KDR 690

Bedford SBG

Duple Vega 36 seat

1958

1955

KDR 691

Bedford SBG

Duple Vega 36 seat

1958

1956

LJY 50

Bedford SBG

Duple Vega 41 seat

1960

1956

LJY 51

Bedford SBG

Duple Vega 41 seat

1960

1956

LJY 52

Bedford SBG

Duple Vega 41 seat

1960

1956

LJY 53

Bedford SBG

Duple Vega 41 seat

1958

1956

MCO 748

Bedford SBG

Duple Vega 41 seat

1960

1957

MJY 301

Bedford SBG

Duple Vega 41 seat

1960

1957

MJY 999

Bedford SBG

Duple Vega 41 seat

1961

1958

OCO 164

Bedford SB3

Duple Vega 37 seat

1964

1958

OCO 165

Bedford SB3

Duple Vega 41 seat

1961

1958

OCO 166

Bedford SB3

Duple Vega 41 seat

1961

1958

OCO 167

Bedford SB3

Duple Vega 41 seat

1962

1958

OCO 168

Bedford SB3

Duple Vega 41 seat

1961

1958

OCO 169

Bedford SB3

Duple Vega 41 seat

1961

1958

OCO 252

Bedford SB3

Duple Vega 41 seat

1962

1958 S

CDR 862

Bedford OWB

Duple 29 seat

1961

1959

PJY 2

Bedford SB3

Duple 41 seat

1962

1959

PJY 3

Bedford SB3

Duple 41 seat

1962

1959

PJY 4

Bedford SB3

Duple 41 seat

1962

1959

RCO 841

Bedford SB3

Duple 41 seat

1964

1960

SDR 248

Bedford SB3

Duple 41 seat

1966

1960

SDR 249

Bedford SB3

Duple Super Vega 41 seat

1964

1960

SDR 642

Bedford SB3

Plaxton Consort IV 41 seat

1966

1960

SDR 643

Bedford SB3

Plaxton Consort IV 41 seat

1966

1960

SJY 59

Bedford SB3

Duple 41 seat

1963

1960

SJY 60

Bedford SB3

Duple 41 seat

1964

1960

SJY 61

Bedford SB3

Duple Super Vega 41 seat

1964

1960

SJY 62

Bedford SB3

Duple 41 seat

1965

1960

SJY 63

Bedford SB3

Duple 41 seat

1965

1960

SJY 380

Albion Nimbus NS3N

Embankment 29 seat

1961

1960 S

PRL 618

Bedford SB

Harrington 34 seat

1961

1961

UDR 193

Bedford SB3

Plaxton 41 seat

1968

1961

UDR 194

Bedford SB3

Plaxton 41 seat

1969

1961

UDR 195

Bedford SB3

Plaxton 41 seat

1969

1961

UJY 593

Bedford SB3

Duple 41 seat

1965

1961

UJY 594

Bedford SB3

Duple 41 seat

1966

1961

UJY 242

Bedford SB3

Plaxton Embassy I 41 seat

1971

1961

VCO 50

Bedford SB3

Plaxton Embassy I 32 seat

1965

1961

UJY 592

Bedford SB3

Duple 41 seat

1967

1961

VDR 253

Bedford SB3

Plaxton Embassy I 41 seat

1967

1961

VDR 254

Bedford SB1

Plaxton Embassy I 41 seat

1965

1962 P

DDR 859

Leyland Tiger PS1

Duple Vega 35 seat

1962

1962 P

DDR 977

Leyland Tiger PS1

Duple Vega 35 seat

1962

1962 P

HDR 407

Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1

Longwell Green 41 seat centre entrance

1962

1962 P

HDR 408

Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1

Longwell Green 41 seat centre entrance

1963

1962 P

HDR 409

Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1

Longwell Green 41 seat centre entrance

1962

1962 P

JDR 336

Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2

Duple 37 seat centre entrance

1963

1962 P

JDR 337

Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2

Duple 37 seat centre entrance

1962

1962

WDR 284

Bedford SB5

Plaxton Embassy I 41 seat

1966

1962

WDR 285

Bedford SB5

Plaxton Embassy I 41 seat

1966

1962

WDR 286

Bedford SB5

Plaxton Embassy I 41 seat

1969

1962

WDR 287

Bedford SB5

Plaxton Embassy I 41 seat

1966

1962

WDR 449

Bedford SB5

Duple Super Vega 41 seat

1966

1962

RHO 553

Bedford SBG

Duple Vega 41 seat

1962

1962 S

VAA 621

Bedford SB3

Duple 37 seat

1962

1962 S

4401 NX

Bedford SB1

Plaxton Consort IV 41 seat

1962

1963

YCO 312

Bedford SB5

Duple Bella Vega 41 seat

1967

1963

YCO 311

Bedford SB5

Duple Bella Vega 41 seat

1967

1963

YCO 313

Bedford VAL14

Duple Vega Major 52 seat

1969

1963

YCO 314

Bedford VAL14

Duple Vega Major 52 seat

1968

1963 S

8063 AC

Bedford SB1

Plaxton Consort IV 41 seat

1963

1963 S

9188 AC

Bedford SB1

Plaxton Consort IV 41 seat

1963

1963 S

850 GAF

Bedford SB3

Duple 41 seat

1963

1963 S

9625 AC

Bedford SB1

Plaxton Consort IV 41 seat

1963

1964 S

VCE 520

Bedford SB1

Duple 41 seat

1964

1964

AJY 457 B

Bedford SB5

Duple Bella Vega 41 seat

1969

1964

BCO 217 B

Bedford SB5

Plaxton Embassy III 41 seat

1970

1964

BCO 218 B

Bedford SB5

Plaxton Embassy III 41 seat

1971

1964

BCO 265 B

Bedford SB5

Duple Bella Vega 41 seat

1971

1964 S

4000 CD

Bedford SB1

Duple 41 seat

1965

1964 S

2711 JW

Bedford SB1

Plaxton Embassy I 41 seat

1964

1964

BDR 256 B

Bedford VAL14

Duple Vega Major 52 seat

1971

1964

BDR 126 B

Bedford SB5

Plaxton Embassy III 41 seat

1970

1964 S

YDH 577

Commer Avenger IV

Duple 41 seat

1964

1965

CDR 505 C

Bedford SB13

Plaxton Panorama 41 seat

1971

1965

CDR 506 C

Bedford SB13

Plaxton Panorama 41 seat

1972

1965

CDR 508 C

Bedford SB5

Plaxton Panorama 41 seat

1971

1965

CDR 509 C

Bedford SB5

Plaxton Panorama 41 seat

1970

1965

CDR 507 C

Bedford SB13

Plaxton Panorama 41 seat

1970

1965

CDR 510 C

Bedford SB5

Plaxton Panorama 41 seat

1969

1965 S

3406 NT

Bedford SB5

Duple 41 seat

1965

1965 S

108 BUO

Bedford SB3

Duple 41 seat

1965

1966

EDR 248 D

Bedford VAL14

Plaxton Panorama 45 seat

1974

1966

EDR 249 D

Bedford VAL14

Plaxton Panorama 45 seat

1974

1966

EDR 519 D

Bedford VAL14

Duple Bella Venture 45 seat

1974

1966

EDR 520 D

Bedford SB5

Duple Bella Vega 41 seat

1975

1966

EDR 521 D

Bedford SB5

Duple Bella Vega 41 seat

1974

1966

EJY 328 D

Bedford VAL14

Plaxton 52 seat

1974

1967

GCO 751 E

Bedford VAL14

Plaxton Panorama I 45 seat

1973

1967

GCO 752 E

Bedford VAL14

Plaxton Panorama I 45 seat

1973

1967

GCO 753 E

Bedford VAL14

Plaxton Panorama I 45 seat

1972

1968

JDR 285 F

Bedford VAL70

Plaxton Panorama I 52 seat

1975

1968

JDR 418 F

Bedford VAL70

Plaxton Panorama I 52 seat

1975

1969

KDR 651 G

Bedford SB5

Plaxton Panorama I 41 seat

1975

1969

KDR 652 G

Bedford VAM70

Plaxton Panorama Elite 45 seat

1975

1969

KDR 653 G

Bedford VAM70

Plaxton Panorama Elite 45 seat

1974

1969

KJY 690 G

Bedford VAM70

Duple 45 seat

1975

1970 S

FKN 952 D

Bedford VAM5

Duple Bella Venture 45 seat

1970

1970 S

FKN 954 D

Bedford VAM5

Duple Bella Venture 45 seat

1970

1970

MDR 525 H

Bedford SB5

Duple Vega 31, 41 seat

1976

1970

MDR 526 H

Bedford SB5

Duple Vega 31, 41 seat

1976

1970

MJY 22 H

Bedford SB5

Duple 41 seat

1972

1970

MJY 23 H

Bedford SB5

Duple 41 seat

1972

1970

MJY 24 H

Bedford SB5

Duple 41 seat

1972

1971

NJY 990 J

Bedford YRQ

Duple Viceroy 36 seat

1975

1971

NJY 991 J

Bedford YRQ

Duple Viceroy 45 seat

1975

1971

NJY 992 J

Bedford VAL70

Duple 53 seat

1975

1971 S

KNK 374 H

Bedford VAM70

Plaxton Panorama Elite 45 seat

1975

1972

RDR 22 K

Bedford YRQ

Duple Viceroy 36 seat

1977

1972

RDR 594 K

Bedford YRQ

Duple Viceroy 40 seat

1978

1972

RDR 595 K

Bedford YRQ

Duple Viceroy 40 seat

1978

1972

RDR 596 K

Bedford YRQ

Duple Viceroy 45 seat

1974 WA

1972

RDR 597 K

Bedford YRQ

Duple Viceroy 45 seat

1974 WA

1972

RDR 598 K

Bedford YRQ

Duple Viceroy 45 seat

1974 WA

1973

UDR 323 L

Bedford YRQ

Duple Dominant 45 seat

1977 WA

1973

UDR 910 L

Bedford YRQ

Duple Dominant 45 seat

1977 WA

1973

UJY 58 L

Bedford YRT

Duple Dominant 53 seat

1977 WA

In addition to the vehicles marked "WA" above, the following Wallace Arnold coaches carried the Embankment name

1976 WA

VUB 382 H

Leyland PSU3A/4R

Plaxton 49 seat

1977 WA

1976 WA

VUB 383 H

Leyland PSU3A/4R

Plaxton 49 seat

1977 WA

1976 WA

VUB 384 H

Leyland PSU3A/4R

Plaxton 49 seat

1977 WA

1975 WA

KUM 520 L

Leyland PSU3B/4R

Plaxton 53 seat

1977 WA

1975 WA

KUM 521 L

Leyland PSU3B/4R

Plaxton 53 seat

1977 WA

1975 WA

KUM 522 L

Leyland PSI3B/4R

Plaxton 53 seat

1977 WA

1975 WA

HWU 85 N

Bristol LH6L

Plaxton 45 seat

1977 WA

1975 WA

HWU 86 N

Bristol LH6L

Plaxton 45 seat

1977 WA

1975 WA

HWU 81 N

Bedford VAS5

Plaxton 29 seat

1977 WA

1975 WA

HWU 87 N

Bristol LH6L

Plaxton 45 seat

1977 WA

1976 WA

NNW 97 P

Leyland PSU4C/4R

Duple 45 seat

1977 WA

1976 WA

NNW 98 P

Leyland PSU4C/4R

Duple 45 seat

1977 WA

1976 WA

NNW 99 P

Leyland PSU4C/4R

Duple 45 seat

1977 WA

GLOSSARY:

AEC -- Associated Equipment Company Ltd, Walthamstow, London E17;

Albion Motor Car Company Ltd, Scotstoun, Glasgow;

Bedford Vehicles (subsidiary of Vauxhall Motors), Luton, Bedfordshire;

Bellhouse, Hartwell & Company Ltd, Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire;

Brailey & Toms, Exeter Street, Plymouth;

Bristol Tramways and Carriage Company Ltd, Bristol;

H V Burlingham Ltd, Blackpool, Lancashire;

Commer - Commercial Cars Ltd, Biscot Road, Luton, Bedfordshire;

Crossley Motors Ltd, Gorton, Manchester;

Duple Bodies & Motors Ltd (1919-1946) - Duple Motor Bodies Ltd (1946-1968), Hendon, Middlesex;

Foden Ltd, Sandbach, Cheshire;

J Gurney Nutting & Company Ltd (191-1946)/Gurney Nutting Ltd (1946-1948), Oval Road, Croydon and later Elystan Road, Chelsea, London;

Guy Motors Ltd, Fallings Park, Wolverhampton;

Hall, Lewis & Company Ltd, Abbey Road, Park Royal, London;

Thomas Harrington Ltd, Old Shoreham Road, Hove, Sussex;

Leyland Motors Ltd, Leyland, Lancashire;

Maudslay Motor Company Ltd, Parkside, Coventry;

Plaxton Ltd, Scarborough, Yorkshire;

Tilling-Stevens Motors Ltd, 26 Victoria Street, London SW1;

Willy-Overland-Crossley Ltd, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheshire.