It was something of a surprise when Luton Corporation ordered initial batches of the ECW bodied Bristol RELL to replace some of its ageing fleet of doubledeckers of comparable passenger handling capacity. Perhaps they were already planning to sell out to neighbouring United Counties into whose fleet the vehicles would be standard fare anyway. This photo of one of the first batch not long after entering service. An elderly Luton decker can be seen at the rear.
An unusual visitor to United Counties' Aylesbury depot was former Luton Corporation East Lancs bodied Albion Lowlander 167 (167EMJ). The bus itself was unusual in a former Tilling fleet and did not stay long, even though it had got repainted into United Counties green and cream as 827. The bus passed to Godfrey Abbot in Manchester and served there until 1978. Luton Corporation's fleet was acquired in 1970.
OM41608A Crossley DD42 Luton Corporation Transport 92 (EBM92) on route 1 to Seymor Avenue, Park Square
OM41608B Crossley DD42 Luton Corporation Transport 92 (EBM92) on route 4 to Park Square Dunstable Road
16134 Luton Corporation Leyland Titan PD2 lowbridge 121 (FNM121) on route 11 to Stopsley