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Old photos
« on: October 31, 2017, 07:13:16 am »
In todays ‘On this day…..’ (xx years ago) photographs on the SCT’61 website is a selection of coaches departing on the last evening of the operation of Kings Cross Coach Station Pentonville Road, London. (Sunday 31 October 1965).

The coaches include Premier Travel, Jennings of Ashen, Whippet and Yelloway which may be seen here:
http://www.sct61.org.uk/

After today the selection will naturally change but the photographs would still be accessible under the individual operator albums.
http://www.sct61.org.uk/index

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Re: Old photos
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 07:03:19 am »
For anyone interested, the SCT'61 selection today features photographs taken in Ipswich on Saturday 1 November 1958. There is a Bickers Dennis Ace, a P&M Coachline Plaxton Venturer bodied Bedford SBG plus Ipswich Corporation trolleybuses and motor buses.
http://www.sct61.org.uk/

After today the selection will naturally change but the photographs would still be accessible under the individual operator albums.
http://www.sct61.org.uk/index

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Re: Old photos
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 10:18:25 pm »
In todays ‘On this day…..’ (xx years ago) photographs on the SCT’61 website is a selection of coaches departing on the last evening of the operation of Kings Cross Coach Station Pentonville Road, London. (Sunday 31 October 1965).

The coaches include Premier Travel, Jennings of Ashen, Whippet and Yelloway which may be seen here:
http://www.sct61.org.uk/

After today the selection will naturally change but the photographs would still be accessible under the individual operator albums.
http://www.sct61.org.uk/index

David

I think, judging by the operators shown,  this actually relates to the yard in Caledonia Street.  The station in Pentonville Road was Eastern National and continued in operation well into the 1970's. 

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Re: Old photos
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 09:21:23 am »
I don't know anything about the coach stations on Pentonville Road but that on Caledonia Street also operated into the 1970s as the following photographs show.

Premier Travel:
http://www.sct61.org.uk/pt220a

Wallace Arnold:
http://www.sct61.org.uk/wodlc950j

Yelloway:
http://www.sct61.org.uk/zztdk689j

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http://www.ipernity.com/doc/davidslater-spoddendale/album/690101

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Re: Old photos
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2017, 09:15:52 pm »
I remember travelling on the Eastern Counties E around 1967. That went into a  Kings Cross coach station which, I think, was on Pentonville Road and was also used by Eastern National. I didn't use the coach to London after 1968 so I don't know when it closed. It seems to have been an EN coach station. There are references to it being in Northdown Road which is a turning off Pentonville Road.

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Re: Old photos
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 01:56:34 pm »
I worked for Tillings Transport in 1964. They were based in offices at the Kings Cross coach station which was in Northdown St. Kings Cross. Eastern National used it for express and airport services to Southend. However I do not recollect seeing any Eastern Counties vehicle.

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Re: Old photos
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2017, 06:13:50 pm »
I worked for Tillings Transport in 1964. They were based in offices at the Kings Cross coach station which was in Northdown St. Kings Cross. Eastern National used it for express and airport services to Southend. However I do not recollect seeing any Eastern Counties vehicle.
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Re: Old photos
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 01:20:48 am »
I worked for Tillings Transport in 1964. They were based in offices at the Kings Cross coach station which was in Northdown St. Kings Cross. Eastern National used it for express and airport services to Southend. However I do not recollect seeing any Eastern Counties vehicle.
Northdown Street was the vehicle entrance with a ramp down to a lower level. This has been lost to redevelopment.  The passenger entrance and booking office was on Pentonville Road and the frontage is still there, as is the side alley entrance which was used in the evenings when the booking office was not manned.  United Counties used this station after they took over Birch Brothers' Rushden service.  Birch had loaded in the street in Pancras Road  to which they moved after the old Kings Cross Coach Station at Judd Street / Cromer Street closed.  United Counties ended up at Marylebone after Pentonville Road closed.