SCT '61 Photo Index
AEC Trolleybus
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1. HX2756
London Diddler Trolleybus number 1, HX2756, originally bought by LUT in 1931
Photo taken Monday 7 May 2012, East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
2. KY8206
Bradford 603, KY8206, was an AEC 661T of 1934. Originally built with an English Electric body it was given a Northern Coachbuilders body in 1948.
Photo taken 1961, Thornbury Depot
3. KY8206
Bradford trolleybus 603, KY8206, painted in the original trolleybus livery for the 50th anniversary of BCPT trolleys and seen here on a special tour with two other trolleys. 603 was new in 1934, an AEC661T which was rebodied by NCB in the late 1940s.
Photo taken Saturday 24 June 1961, Killinghall Road, Laisterdyke
4. RV6382
Portsmouth 224, RV6382, was an AEC 661T with English Electric H26/24R body new as 24 in 1935, being renumbered in 1938. It had been exhibited at the 1935 Commercial Motor Show and did not enter service until April 1936.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, Canoe Lake, Esplanade, Southsea
5. AAK427
This 1935 AEC 661T seen in Union Street was new with an English Electric H60R body, altered to H58R about 1936, but was rebodied in 1947 with an NCB body seating H30/26R and carried fleet number 625, AAK427.
Photo taken Friday 26 April 1957, Union Street, Bradford
6. CUL231
London Transport 231, CUL231, a C2 seen at Edgware High Street.
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, High Street, London Edgware
7. CUL260
Preserved ex-London Transport 260, CUL260, an AEC 664T with Metro-Cammell H40/30R body, new in July 1936
Photo taken Sunday 10 September 2006, East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
8. CUL260
London C2 class Trolleybus 260, CUL260, alongside C3 class 348, EXL348
Photo taken Monday 7 May 2012, East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
9. CUL286
London Transport 286, CUL286, a C3 seen at Harrow Road, Sudbury.
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, Harrow Road, London Sudbury
10. CUL293
London Transport 293, CUL293, a C3 seen at Edgware High Street.
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, High Street, London Edgware
11. CUL342
London Transport Class C3 trolleybus 342, CUL342, at Letchford Gardens, Harlesden
Photo taken Saturday 11 April 1959, Letchford Gardens, London Harlesden
12. KY8217
Bradford 614, KY8217, was new in 1934, an AEC 661T with an English Electric H60R body, altered to H58R about 1936, and was rebodied with an NCB H30/26R body in 1946.
Photo taken Sunday 24 June 1956, Little Horton Lane, Bradford
13. RV8320
Portsmouth 238, RV8320, had been numbered 38 until 1938. It was an AEC 661T with Cravens H26/26R body new in 1936 and is seen at The Hard in Portsmouth. The body was rebuilt by Portsmouth incorporating Metal Sections components in 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, The Hard, Portsmouth
14. RV9106
Portsmouth 255, RV9106, had been number 55 until 1938. It was an AEC 661T with Cravens H26/26R body new in 1936 and is seen at The Hard in Portsmouth. The body was rebuilt by Portsmouth incorporating Metal Sections components in 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, The Hard, Portsmouth
15. RV9133
Portsmouth trolleybus 282, RV9133, an AEC661T with Cravens H26/26R body new in 1936 as fleet number 82 and renumbered two years later. It was withdrawn in 1961.
Photo taken emerging from the old depot into Gladys Avenue
16. DLY554
London Transport Class E1 trolleybus 554, DLY554, numerically the first of it's class, at Letchford Gardens , Harlesden
Photo taken Saturday 11 April 1959, Letchford Gardens, London Harlesden
17. DLY591
London Transport 591, DLY591, an E1 class AEC 664T with Brush body, new in 1937.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Stratford Broadway
18. DLY619
London Transport 619, DLY619, an E2 class AEC 664T with Weymann body, new in 1937.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Stratford Broadway
19. FW8990
Former Cleethorpes 54, FW8990, an AEC 661T with Park Royal H30/26R body, new in 1937.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2016, Sandtoft
20. RV9145
Two Portsmouth trolleybuses (and a motor bus STP997) at the Dockyard, the nearer being 234, RV9145, an AEC661T with Cravens H26/26R body, new in 1937.
Photo taken Dockyard, Portsmouth
21. RV9151
Portsmouth 297, RV9151, new in 1937 as 97 was renumbered in 1938. It was an AEC 661T with Cravens H26/26R body and is seen at The Hard in Portsmouth. The body was rebuilt by Portsmouth incorporating Metal Sections components in 1952.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, The Hard, Portsmouth
22. CAK637
Bradford 637, CAK637, was a 1938 AEC with 1952 Crossley re-body seen outside Saltaire depot that had a small extra allocation for peak services and seen here for this purpose are two Crossley re-bodies.
Photo taken Saltaire Depot
23. CAK654
Bradford 654, CAK654, an AEC661T new in 1938 and rebodied in 1956 with an East Lancs H63R body.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1964, Hall Ings, Bradford
24. CAK666
Rear view of Bradford Trolleys 666, CAK666 and 779, CBX909. 666 was a 1938 AEC661T re-bodied by East Lancs to H35/28R in 1956 while 779 was new to Llanelli in 1945, acquired by Bradford in 1953 and rebodied by East Lancs H35/28RD before entering service.
Photo taken Friday 19 June 1964, temporary run-round at Ritz Cinema, Broadway, Bradford
25. ELB966
London Transport trolleybus 966, ELB966, an AEC J2 class with Birmingham RC&W 70 seat bodywork built in 1938. Seen in Cricklewood en route to Edgware.
Photo taken Sunday 12 April 1959, Edgware Road, London Cricklewood
26. EXV35
London Transport 1035, EXV35, an AEC 664T with H40/30R body by Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon, new in 1938, runs down Holloway Road on its way to Kings Cross from North Finchley.
Photo taken Sunday 14 April 1957, Holloway Road, Upper Holloway, London
27. ARD674
Reading 111, ARD674, was an A.E.C.661T with a Park Royal H30/26R body new in 1939.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, Park Lane/Halls Road, Tilehurst, Reading
28. ARD694
The last of twenty-five A.E.C. 661Ts with Park Royal H30/26R bodies delivered in 1939, Reading 131, ARD694, was withdrawn in 1961 and passed to Stanley (dealer), Sindlesham.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, Park Lane, Tilehurst, Reading
29. BHJ195
The archetypal Southend trolleybus/bus shot - many photos must have been taken in this location. 1939 AEC/Strachan double decker 125, BHJ195, stands outside Victoria railway station while working a Western Circular on 26th September 1954.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 1954, Victoria Circus, Southend
30. BHJ197
A rear view of 1939 AEC/Strachan double decker 127, BHJ197, heading out of Southend and picking up at the stop outside the Golden Lion, Prittlewell.
Photo taken The Golden Lion, Prittlewell, Southend
31. BHJ197
Southend 1939 AEC/Strachans double decker 127, BHJ197, on the Western Circular.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 1954, Victoria Circus, Southend
32. BHJ199
1939 AEC/Strachan double decker 129, BHJ199, heads into Southend with a Western Circular on 23rd October 1954 and stands at the stop on the Southend side of the Blue Boar junction.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1954, Victoria Avenue, Prittlewell, Southend
33. BHJ199
Southend 1939 AEC/Strachan double decker 129, BHJ199, on a Western Circular in Fairfax Drive, outside the Westcliff Depot, on 2nd October 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 2 October 1954, Fairfax Drive, Southend
34. CAK664
Bradford 664, CAK664, was an AEC 661T dating from 1939 with English Electric body, rebodied in 1956 by East Lancs (H35/28R). It was withdrawn in February 1966.
Photo taken 1965, Hall Ings, Bradford
35. CPM101
Brighton, Hove & District 344, CPM101, an A.E.C. 661T with a Weymann H28/26R body was one of eight delivered in 1939 but stored in flat undercoat during the war. They were registered and entered service in 1945/6 after being painted.
Photo taken Saturday 31 January 1959, Chatham Place, New England Road, Brighton
36. FUF12
Brighton Corporation 12, FUF12, seen at Carden Avenue, Hollingbury was one of forty-four A.E.C. 661Ts with Weymann H30/24R bodies new in 1939.
Photo taken Saturday 31 January 1959, Carden Hill Terminus, Hollingbury
37. FUF18
At the Hollingbury terminus is Brighton Corporation 18, FUF18, one of the forty-four A.E.C. 661Ts with Weymann H30/24R bodies new in 1939.
Photo taken Saturday 31 January 1959, Carden Hill Terminus, Hollingbury
38. FUF24
Seen at Old Steine was Brighton Corporation 24, FUF24, an A.E.C 661T with a Weymann H30/24R body new in 1939.
Photo taken Saturday 31 January 1959, Old Steine, Brighton
39. FUF25
An A.E.C. line up at Old Steine headed by Brighton Corporation 25, FUF25, one of the forty-four A.E.C. 661Ts with Weymann H30/24R bodies new in 1939.
Photo taken Saturday 31 January 1959, Old Steine, Brighton
40. FUF30
FUF30 was number 30 in the Brighton Corporation fleet and was an AEC 661T with a Weymann H30/24R body new in 1939 seen at Old Steine.
Photo taken Saturday 31 January 1959, Old Steine
41. FUF34
Preparing for a trip to Preston Drove from Old Steine is Brighton Corporation 34, FUF34, an A.E.C. 661T with Weymann H30/24R body new in 1939.
Photo taken Saturday 31 January 1959, Old Steine
42. FUF37
Awaiting its next trip from Old Steine is Brighton Corporation 37, FUF37, an AEC 661T with a Weymann H30/24R body new in 1939.
Photo taken Saturday 31 January 1959, Old Steine
43. FUF42
Two of the Brighton Corporation A.E.C. 661Ts new in 1939 with Weymann H30/24R bodies, 30 and 42, FUF30 and FUF42, seen at the terminus at Old Steine.
Photo taken Saturday 31 January 1959, Old Steine, Brighton
44. FUF6
FUF6, Brighton Corporation 6, an A.E.C. 661T with a Weymann H30/24R body new in 1939 seen at Carden Avenue, Hollingbury.
Photo taken Saturday 31 January 1959, Carden Hill Terminus, Hollingbury
45. FUF8
Brighton Corporation 8, FUF8, an A.E.C. 661T with a Weymann H30/24R body new in 1939.
Photo taken Saturday 31 January 1959, Carden Hill Terminus, Hollingbury
46. FXH357
London Transport L1 Class trolleybus 1357, FXH357. This class, introduced in 1939, was "chassisless" having AEC running units, Metrovick Motors and Metro-Cammell bodies. 1357's days are numbered as withdrawal of the route took place on 31st January 1961. The general murk on the edge of the City is clear. Sub surface Underground trains could clearly be heard running underneath at this location, even if they could not be seen.
Photo taken January 1961, (City of) London Aldgate Trolleybus and Green Line Coach Station (as the sign there described it)
47. FXH404
London Transport 1404, FXH404, an L3 class Metro Cammell chassisless with AEC units, new in 1939/40.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Stratford Broadway
48. FXH452
There was a trolleybus turning circle at the back of Islington Green, here occupied by London Class L3 trolleybus 1452, FXH452, waiting to return to Barnet.
Photo taken Sunday 5 November 1961, London Islington Green
49. FXH472
The driver of London Class L3 trolleybus 1472, FXH472, surveys the result of a spectacular dewirement at Holloway while working route 609.
Photo taken Sunday 5 November 1961, Nag's Head Junction, Holloway Road/Seven Sisters Road, London Holloway
50. FXH538
London Class M1 trolleybus 1538, FXH538, at Archway heading for Moorgate on route 609, while L3 1466, FXH466, on the same route in the opposite direction heads for Barnet.
Photo taken Sunday 5 November 1961, Holloway Road, London Archway
51. FXH587
London Transport 1587A, FXH587, an N1 seen at Edgware High Street. 1587 was reconditioned and rebodied by Weymann in 1942 after war damage; it retained its original number but with the A suffix added.
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, High Street, London Edgware
52. FXH590
London Transport 1590, FXH590, an N1 class AEC 664T with BRCW body, new in 1939/40
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Wangey Road, Chadwell Heath
53. FXH630
There were very few places on the London system where trolleybuses turned on batteries. One was at Holly Park, a short distance north of Golders Green. N1 Class Trolleybus 1630, FXH630, on route 660 has backed into a side road and delays a car (an Austin A30?) while waiting to turn out onto the main road.
Photo taken Friday 22 December 1961, Fitzalan Road, off Regents Park Road, London Finchley
54. BDY783
BDY783, new in 1940 as Hastings & District 8, an A.E.C. 661T with a Weymann H28/26R body, had become Maidstone & District 8 in October 1957. 1-10 were Weymann bodied whilst 11-20 had Park Royal bodies.
Photo taken Saturday 21 February 1959, Cambridge Road, Hastings
55. BDY789
New in 1940 as Hastings & District 14, an A.E.C. 661T with a Park Royal H28/26R body, BDY789 had become Maidstone & District 14 in October 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 21 February 1959, Robertson Street, Hastings
56. FXH513
London Transport trolleybus believed to be 1513, FXH513, a L3 class
Photo taken Autumn 1961, City of London Finsbury Square, Moorgate
57. FXH521
Rear view of London L3 class Trolleybus 1521, FXH521
Photo taken Monday 7 May 2012, East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
58. HNU970
Bradford 592, HNU970, an AEC 661T with East Lancs H35/28R body. New in 1942 to Notts and Derby, into service with Bradford in 1954 and rebodied in 1958.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1964, Hall Ings, Bradford
59. CKG193
Cardiff 203, CKG193 a 1942 AEC 664T with NCME H38/32R body. This trolleybus has been recently refurbished to a very high standard.
Photo taken Sunday 25 July 2010, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
60. CKG193
Cardiff 203, CKG193, again pictured at Sandtoft alongside the amazing Aachen 22, AC-L-379, a Henschell 562E with Ludewig RB17/44T body which has to be seen to be believed. In one and a half decks it incorporates almost every seating configuration known to man and can be better appreciated by looking at the photo of it on the Sandtoft website. It's worth a visit to Sandtoft on its own!
Photo taken c.2007, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
61. GLB757
London Transport 1757, GLB757, a SA3 class trolleybus seen on route 691, with another SA3, 1764, behind. It was an 8' wide AEC 664T with a Metro Cammell 72 seat body, new in January 1943, part of an order for Johannesburg but diverted to London because of shipping difficulties.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Horns Road, Ilford
62. GLB761
London Transport 1761, GLB761, a SA3 class trolleybus seen on route 693. It was an 8' wide AEC 664T with a Metro Cammell 72 seat body, new in March 1943, part of an order for Johannesburg but diverted to London because of shipping difficulties.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Wangey Road, Chadwell Heath
63. CKG193
Cardiff 203, CKG193, seen at Sandtoft during the years before its final glorious restoration. It was an AEC664T with Northern Counties H38/32R bodywork which was new on 1 March 1942 and withdrawn in December 1962. It is wearing the wartime grey primer in which this batch of trolleybuses were delivered. In 1946 is was repainted into the crimson lake livery which it currently carries, but by 1950 it had been repainted again, this time into standard motorbus colours.
Photo taken c.2006, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum