CUMBERLAND Coachwork (Myers + Bowman Ltd.) Distington Cumberland England UK


Cumberland Coachwork (Myers & Bowman Ltd.) of Distington, Cumberland

1950 an advert for Cumberland Coachwork (Myers & Bowman Ltd.) of Distington, Cumberland., whose coachwork seen here could well “crossover” to the Highly Esteamed ‘Oddities on Wheels’ tread. A better photo would be welcome but a fuzzy wuzzy is better than nothing to see this unusual observation coach without a raised rear section. Instead seats behind the back axle are stepped down and face to the rear. Built on a Commer Avenger chassis for Sowerby’s Tours Ltd of Gilsland, Cumberland., where did the luggage go? Imagine too, being stuck behind it for for any great distance with rows of passengers looking out at you! More conventional coachwork from this LKC is seen in the second photo.


1929 OC7 Myers Bowman Ltd. of Distington Cumberland.

1934 Cumberland Motors 38, AAO574, a Leyland Lion LT5A with Massey body

1934 Cumberland Motors 38, AAO574, a Leyland Lion LT5A with Massey body

1936 Cumberland Motor Services BRM596, is a 1936 Leyland Titan TD4 which in 1948 received a new ECW body

1951 Cumberland 152, LAO146, seen at Wigton was a Leyland PSU1-13 Royal Tiger with Eastern Coachworks B45F body

1949 Cumberland 35, JAO837, a Leyland PS1-1 with an ACB C31F body was rebodied with an Eastern Coachworks FB35F body in December 1958

1951 Cumberland 324, LAO145, carried an early version of the ECW body which was B45F in this case

1949 Cumberland 358, HRM699, was a 1949 Leyland L27 26R bodied Leyland PD2 1


1951 Cumberland 152, LAO146, seen at Wigton was a Leyland PSU1-13 Royal Tiger with Eastern Coachworks B45F body


1951 Cumberland 153, LAO147, an Eastern Coachworks B45F bodied Leyland PSU1-13 Royal Tiger


1951 Cumberland 324, LAO145, carried an early version of the ECW body which was B45F in this case


1951 Cumberland 370, KRM252, a Leyland PD2-12 with Leyland L27-28R body


1952 Cumberland Motor Services 334, LRM108, a Leyland PD2-12 with Leyland L27-26R body


1953 Cumberland 155 and 158, MAO107 and MAO109, 1953 Leyland B44F bodied Leyland PSU1-17 Royal Tigers


1953 Cumberland 175, MAO105, was the last of three Leyland C41C bodied Leyland PSU1-15 Royal Tigers


1954 Cumberland 406, ORM141, an early Bristol LD6G with ECW H33-27RD body


1956 Cumberland 282, RAO736, a Bristol LS6G with ECW C39F body


1957 Cumberland 200, UAO373, was a Bristol SC4LK with an E.C.W. B35F body


1957 Former Eastern National Bristol SC 436, 606JPU, and seen here with Cumberland


1961 Cumberland 553, 112DRM, was a Bristol FS6G with an E.C.W. H33-27RD body


1961 Cumberland Motor Services 550, 109DRM, a 1961 Bristol Lodekka FS6G with ECW body


1963 Cumberland Motor Services 231, AAO34B, a 1964 Bristol MW6G with ECW bus body


1964 Cumberland 564, AAO574B, a Bristol FS6B with ECW H60R body


1966 Cumberland Motor Services 245, JAO245D, a Bristol MW6G with ECW B45F bodywork


1967 Cumberland Motor Services 256, KRM262E, a Bristol RELL6L with ECW B53F body, and 369, MAO369P, a new 52 seat Leyland National


1967 Cumberland Motor Services 809, NRM809M, a Ford R226 with Duple C53F bodywork


1967 Cumberland Motor Services 809, NRM809M, a Ford R226 with Duple C53F bodywork.

Inbetween Cumberland decided to do something else and became Cumberland Motors what was a buscompany.

Incoming Info

1948 Commer Q4 lorry chassis with B32F body from Myers&Bowman

Myers & Bowman Ltd.

That’s it

Author: Jeroen

In Dutch, my homelanguage: Ik ben Jeroen, tot januari 2015 was ik al dik 26 jaar werkzaam in een psychiatrisch ziekenhuis in een stad vlakbij Werelds grootste havenstad Rotterdam. Eerst als verpleegkundige/begeleider op high care, later op afdeling dubbeldiagnose (verslavingen) en ook nog een tijdje als administratief medewerker. Ik heb een spierziekte "Poli Myositis" (alle spieren zijn ontstoken) daardoor weinig energie. Sinds augustus 2015 is daarbij de diagnose Kanker gesteld, en ben ik helemaal arbeidsongeschikt geworden en zit middenin de behandelfase. Gelukkig ben ik daarnaast getrouwd, vader, en opa, en heb de nodige hobby's. Een daarvan is transportmiddelen verzamelen en daarmee een blog schrijven. Dit blog begon met bussen, maar nu komen ook sleepboten, auto's trucks en dergelijke aan bod. Kijk en geniet met me mee, reageer, en vul gerust aan. Fouten zal ik ook graag verbeteren. In English: I'm Jeroen, till januari 2015 I was already 26 years working as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital, near Rotterdam, Worlds biggest harbour with more than 98 nationalities living within it's borders. First I worked on closed high care ward and the last years on a ward with mainly addicted people. I liked my work very much. In 2007 I got ill. I got the diagnose Poli Myositis, a musscle dissease. Al my mussles are inflamed. And last august I got another diagnose. Cancer. It's plaveicelcel carcinoma and treated with Chemo and radioation. So I've even less energy than the last years. Still I try to make something of my life and the blog is helping with surviving with some pleasure.

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