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. JN2086
This picture shows the two trolleybuses that Southend Corporation converted to mobile toilets in 1950 and which regularly appeared at events in the town thoughout the fifties and into the sixties - they were sold for scrap in 1967.
3. LJ7702
This picture shows the two trolleybuses that Southend Corporation converted to mobile toilets in 1950 and which regularly appeared at events in the town thoughout the fifties and into the sixties - they were sold for scrap in 1967.
4. LJ7702
This is a second picture of ex-Bournemouth AEC Trolley 69, LJ7702, which was converted by Southend Corporation into a mobile toilet in 1950.
5. 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
6. 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
7. RV4649
This is an uncredited photo from Roger's collection of Portsmouth 201 (the former no 1) RV4649 making its stately way along Kingston Road. This AEC 661T/English Electric H26/24R was new in 1934 and is of the model that Portsmouth adopted as standard.
Photo taken London Road, Portsmouth
8. RV4649
Another view of Portsmouth 201, RV4649, an AEC 661T/English Electric, taken by Roger in August 1958 (the final month that it was licenced for service) from the first floor of 180 Kingston Road.
Photo taken August 1958, opposite 180 Kingston Road, Portsmouth
9. RV4651
A broadside view at Canoe Lake, Portsmouth of Portsmouth 3, RV4651, when quite new, one of the initial AEC661T/English Electric trolleybuses supplied in 1934.
Photo taken c.1934/35, Canoe Lake, Southsea
10. RV4650
Portsmouth 202, RV4650, an AEC 661T/English Electric H26/24R at Cosham Compound (as the terminus at Cosham Railway Station seems to have been known by Roger) in 1949.
Photo taken 1949, Cosham Compound, Portsmouth
11. RV6376
Portsmouth 18, 16 & 19.
Photo taken October 1935, AEC Test Track, Southall
12. RV6376
In August 1934, Portsmouth put into service trolleybuses 1 - 15 with a mixture of makes - AEC, Leyland,Sunbeam & Karrier; some 2 axle, some 3 axle; mixture of motors - English Electric; British Thompson Houston and General Electric - some regenerative, some not; bodies by English Electric or Metro Cammell. Despite no more than 3 being alike, they all served a full life into the 1950s (with the exception of one, which never re-entered service with Portsmouth after a wartime loan to Pontypridd UDC).
Photo taken October 1935, AEC Test Track, Southall
13. RV6380
Portsmouth 22 RV6380. Included in Roger's collection are a delightful set of AEC Official photos showing street scenes. This is one of the 1935 batch of AEC 661T/English Electric H26/24R trolleybuses which entered service in 11/35 photographed at North End Junction.
Photo taken circa April 1936, North End Junction, Portsmouth
14. 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
15. RV6382
Portsmouth 24, RV6382, was the final one of the 1935 batch of AEC 661T/English Electric H26/24R trolleybuses.
Photo taken April 1936, St.Mary's Church, Fratton Road, Portsmouth
16. AAK427
This Bradford 1935 AEC 661T 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, West Street, Bradford
17. CUL231
London Transport 231, CUL231, a C2 seen at Edgware High Street.
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, High Street, London Edgware
18. 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
19. CUL260
London C2 class Trolleybus 260, CUL260, alongside C3 class 348, EXL348
Photo taken Monday 7 May 2012, East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
20. CUL286
London Transport 286, CUL286, a C3 seen at Harrow Road, Sudbury.
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, Harrow Road, London Sudbury
21. CUL293
London Transport 293, CUL293, a C3 seen at Edgware High Street.
Photo taken Saturday 8 November 1958, High Street, London Edgware
22. CUL342
London Transport Class C3 trolleybus 342, CUL342, at Letchford Gardens, Harlesden
Photo taken Saturday 11 April 1959, Letchford Gardens, London Harlesden
23. 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
24. RV8312
The remaining 76 pre-war trolleys for Portsmouth had Cravens H26/26R bodies on the favoured AEC 661T chassis and were numbered 25-54 RV8307-8336 and 55-100 RV9106-54 and were delivered between 8/36 and 7/37. 30, RV8312, is on Goldsmith Avenue at the Ruskin Rd stop as the (noticeably all male) football fans head up Frogmore Road to Fratton Park.
Photo taken December 1936, Goldsmith Avenue, Southsea
25. 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
26. 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
27. RV9124
This is the lower and upper decks of Cravens all metal bodied AEC 661T 73, RV9124, new to Portsmouth in November 1936.
Photo taken c.October 1936
28. RV9129
Back ends of buses galore at The Hard, Portsmouth, featuring 78 RV9129 & 39 RV8321, both AEC 661T/Cravens H26/26R new 11/36 and 8/36 respectively.
Photo taken December 1936, The Hard, Portsmouth
29. RV9129
Another angle on Portsmouth 78, RV9129, an AEC 661T Cravens H26/26R trolleybus new 11/36.
Photo taken December 1936, The Hard, Portsmouth
30. 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, Portsmouth
31. RV9141
Another street scene (and the back of a trolleybus) from Roger's collection. Portsmouth 1936 AEC 661T/ Cravens 90, RV9141, is stood in Commercial Road at the Surrey Street stop.
Photo taken December 1936, Commercial Road, Portsmouth
32. BAK934
Bradford trolley 634, BAK934, approaching Bolton Junction, having taken the wires to turn left to the terminal stop before returning to Bank Foot. It was an AEC 661T new in 1937 with an English Electric body and rebodied by East Lancs H35/28R in 1956. It was withdrawn in 1965.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 January 1964, Bolton Junction, Bradford
33. 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
34. DLY591
London Transport 591, DLY591, an E1 class AEC 664T with Brush body, new in 1937.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Stratford Broadway
35. DLY619
London Transport 619, DLY619, an E2 class AEC 664T with Weymann body, new in 1937.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Stratford Broadway
36. FW8990
Former Cleethorpes 54, FW8990, an AEC 661T with Park Royal H30/26R body, new in 1937.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2016, Sandtoft
37. 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
38. 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
39. 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
40. 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
41. 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
42. 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
43. 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
44. 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
45. 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
46. BHJ194
Southend No. 124, BHJ194, one of the 1939 batch of AEC/Strachan double deckers, heads east along Fairfax Drive on an Eastern Circular on 2nd October 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 2 October 1954, Fairfax Drive, Southend
47. 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 in September 1954.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 1954, Victoria Circus, Southend
48. BHJ196
Southend No.126 dumped at Shoebury on 9th October 1954. 1932/3 AECs are visible to the left and an ex-Wolverhampton vehicle to the right. Damage to the back wall of the platform following its accident is just visible.
Photo taken Saturday 9 October 1954, SCT dump, Shoebury, Southend
49. BHJ196
Southend No.126 was returned to the depot in connection with the proposed sale to Spain and the accident damage (probably not all that serious) repaired. It is seen here parked in the depot approach road in December 1954.
Photo taken Friday 24 December 1954, SCT Garage, London Road
50. BHJ196
Southend 126, BHJ196, one of the 1939 batch of AEC 661T/Strachan H30/26R double deckers.
Photo taken c.1951/2, London Road, Victoria Circus, Southend
51. 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
52. BHJ197
Southend 1939 AEC/Strachans double decker 127, BHJ197, on the Western Circular.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 1954, Victoria Circus, Southend
53. BHJ199
Three withdrawn Southend trolleybuses parked in the depot on 14th November 1954 after the end of the system. They are AEC/Strachan 129 and ex-Wolverhampton Sunbeam/Park Royal 146 and 152.
Photo taken Sunday 14 November 1954, SCT Garage, London Road
54. 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
55. 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
56. 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
57. 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
58. 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
59. 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
60. 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
61. 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
62. 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
63. 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
64. FUF36
Brighton Corporation 36, FUF36, a 1939 AEC 661T with Weymann H30/26R body.
Photo taken Saturday 30 March 1957, Old Steine, Brighton
65. 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
66. 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
67. 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
68. 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
69. 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)
70. 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
71. 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
72. 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
73. FXH538
London Class M1 trolleybus 1539, FXH539, 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
74. 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
75. 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
76. 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
77. 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
78. 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
79. FXH513
London Transport trolleybus believed to be 1513, FXH513, a L3 class
Photo taken Autumn 1961, City of London Finsbury Square, Moorgate
80. FXH521
Rear view of London L3 class Trolleybus 1521, FXH521
Photo taken Monday 7 May 2012, East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
81. 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
82. 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
83. 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
84. CKG193
Preserved Cardiff trolleybus CKG193, seen at Smith’s garage in Reading, a 1942 AEC 664T with NCME H38/32R body.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Smith’s Garage, Reading
85. 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
86. 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
87. 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