NT2473 : Princes Street, Edinburgh (2)

taken 49 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Princes Street, Edinburgh (2)
Princes Street, Edinburgh (2)
Taken in August 1969, this photo is taken at the West end of Princes Street looking eastwards towards the Scott Monument and Calton Hill in the distance. The bus in the foreground is a Leyland Titan PD2 with Alexander 66-seater bodywork dating from 1962. A batch of fifty, 601-650 (YWS 601-650) were delivered to Edinburgh Corporation Transport in that year, and all had illuminated advertisement panels on their offside, a short-lived fashion copied by several other UK bus operators. They also were the first ECT vehicles to have fluorescent lighting on the inside, instead of the tungsten light bulbs. A coach belonging to Carmichael of Edinburgh can be seen on the left of the photo, whilst a Ford Transit van can be seen to the right of the bus.
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Date Taken
15 August 1969   (more nearby)
Friday, 24 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2471 7368 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.0138N 3:12.4331W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2469 7367
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Bus  Princes Street Edinburgh  Leyland Titan  Leyland PD2  Alexander  Edinburgh Corporation Transport 

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