SCT '61 Photo Index
Karrier Trolleybus
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1. RV4657
Portsmouth 9, RV4657, was the only Karrier E4/English Electric H26/24R in the 1934 evaluation batch of trolleybuses.
Photo taken 1930s, Coach & Horses, London Road, Hilsea
2. TV9333
Nottingham 67 (later 367), TV9333, was a Karrier E6 with Brush H34/30R body, new in 1934, and believed to be the oldest intact Nottingham trolleybus in existence.
Photo taken Saturday 27 July 2002, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
3. TV9333
Nottingham 67 (later 367), TV9333, was a Karrier E6 with Brush H34/30R body, new in 1934 and believed to be the oldest intact Nottingham trolleybus in existence.
Photo taken Saturday 27 July 2013, Sandtoft
4. RV4661
A fuzzy view of Portsmouth 211, RV4661, a Karrier E4/MetroCammell H26/24R at South Parade Pier in April 1949.
Photo taken Aprl 1949, South Parade Pier Southsea
5. CU3593
Recently restored ex-South Shields trolleybus 204, CU3593, a 1937 Karrier E4 with Weymann H29/26R body
Photo taken Sunday 26 June 2005, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
6. CU3593
South Shields Corporation 204, CU3593, a 1937 Weymann H29/26R bodied Karrier E4 / at Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum in July 2011.
Photo taken Saturday 30 July 2011, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
7. CU3593
South Shields 204, CU3593, is a Karrier E4 with Weymann H29/26R bodywork which entered service on 30 April 1937 and was withdrawn in February 1963. On a visit to Sandtoft in 2002 we were shocked to find 204 in a dreadful state. Little did we know……
Photo taken Saturday 27 July 2002, Sandtoft
8. CU3593
South Shields 204, CU3593, is a Karrier E4 with Weymann H29/26R bodywork which entered service on 30 April 1937 and was withdrawn in February 1963. On a visit to Sandtoft in 2002 we were shocked to find 204 in a dreadful state. Little did we know……
Photo taken Saturday 27 July 2002, Sandtoft
9. CU3593
Stephen Lockwood, commenting on the decline of the Shields trolleybuses during their final year, refers to the final compact network of circular services serving Tyne Dock, “Where trolleybuses lingered on, their numbers diminishing as new motorbuses became available, until they finally faded away.” One that didn’t “fade away”, however, was 204, CU3593, a Weymann H29/26R-bodied Karrier E4, which entered service on 30 April 1937 and was withdrawn in February 1963. Remarkably, in view of its condition less than three years earlier, its restoration was completed by 2005 and a rejuvenated 204 re-entered service at Sandtoft at the Spring Bank Holiday weekend that year.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 2015, Sandtoft
10. CAK687
Bradford 687, CAK687, a Karrier E4 with Weymann H30/26R body new in 1938, rebuilt by Samlesbury Engineering in 1950. It was withdrawn from service in 1962.
Photo taken 1961, Bottom of Church Bank, Bradford
11. BDT134
Doncaster Corporation 368, BDT134, was a Karrier E6 with Roe H32/28R body new in 1939. It was sold for scrap in November 1957.
Photo taken Wednesday 31 July 1957, Doncaster
12. GHN403
Bradford CT 785, GHN403. A Karrier W, originally new in 1943 to Darlington Corporation as their no. 24 and fitted with a Brush B33C body, it was acquired by BCT in 1954 along with nine others.
Photo taken Sunday 7 March 1971, Saltaire Terminus
13. GHN403
During the construction of Princes Way in Bradford, an inner city ring road which obliterated the Victoria Square roundabout, it was necessary to change the traffic flow in Little Horton Lane by making inbound traffic turn left and join Morley Street, whilst outbound traffic for Morley Street came up Little Horton Lane and turned right. This involved the creation of a short connecting road named Glydegate after Glyde House, just visible on the right, and which became (along with the last bit of Morley Street) the last roads in the UK to be newly wired for trolleybuses.
Photo taken June 1969, Little Horton Lane/Glydegate junction Bradford
14. CBX601
Bradford 778, CBX601, a Karrier W new in 1944 which was ex Llanelly & District 42 and was rebodied with the East Lancs H35/28R body in 1956 before entering service in Bradford.
Photo taken Sunday 6 May 1956, Little Horton Lane, Bradford
15. GHN563
Bradford 786, GHN563, was a Karrier W4 with East Lancs H39/32F bodywork. It originated as a single-decker in Darlington with a Brush centre-entance body. New in 1944 as number 4, it survived until the final day of trolleybus operation in Darlington, Wednesday 31 July 1957. In its new guise it entered service in Bradford on 1 February 1959 and was the first of the 'Darlingtons' to be withdrawn, on 31 July 1970.
Photo taken c.1969, Albion Road, Greengates, Bradford
16. GHN563
Bradford 786, GHN563, was an ex-Darlington Karrier W4 dating from 1944 with an East Lancs body dating from 1959.
Photo taken circa 1966, Five Lane Ends, Bradford
17. GHN570
Bradford 790, GHN570, a Karrier W built in 1944 with Brush single deck bodywork and rebodied by East Lancashire H39/32F in 1958.
Photo taken April 1968, Albion Road/Thorp Garth, Idle
18. GHN570
Rear view of Bradford 790, GHN570, in Shipley, a Karrier W new to Darlington in 1944 and rebodied by East Lancashire H39/32F in 1958.
Photo taken c.1970, Briggate, Shipley
19. GHN574
Bradford trolley 792, GHN574, a Karrier W new to Darlington as a single-decker in 1944, bought by Bradford in 1957 and rebodied by East Lancs to H39/32F the following year. Re-seated to H39/31F in 1960.
Photo taken January 1969, Leeds Road, Shipley
20. GHN574
Bradford 792, GHN574, a Karrier W built in 1944 and rebodied H39/32F by East Lancashire in 1958.
Photo taken April 1968, BCT Offices, Bolton Road, Bradford
21. GHN574
Bradford 792, GHN574, the now-preserved ex-Darlington Karrier W, swings into Park Lane from Nursery Road, Clayton.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1971, Park Lane/Nursery Road, Clayton
22. GHN575
Bradford 793, GHN575, an ex-Darlington Karrier W of 1944, and rebodied by East Lancs in 1958.
Photo taken 1971, Thackley Corner, Bradford
23. GHN575
Bradford C.T. 793, GHN575, a Karrier W with East Lancs. H39/31F body.
Photo taken August 1970, Little Horton Lane (opposite Chester Street), Bradford
24. CBX912
Bradford 782, CBX912, was an ex-Llanelli Karrier W of 1945 and, in 1956, was one of the first of their many second-hand trolleybuses to be rebodied by East Lancashire.
Photo taken May 1971, BCT Offices, Bolton Road, Bradford
25. CBX912
Bradford 782, CBX912, an ex-Llanelli Karrier W of 1945, rebodied by East Lancs in 1956.
Photo taken c. March 1969, Forster Square, Bradford
26. CBX912
Bradford 782, CBX912, was an ex-Llanelli Karrier W of 1945 which in 1956 became one of their first second-hand trolleybuses to be rebodied by East Lancashire.
Photo taken June 1971, Bolton Junction, Bradford
27. CDT636
Doncaster Corporation CDT636 was a 1945 Karrier W delivered with Park Royal bodywork, numbered 75 when new, renumbered 375 in 1948. In 1955 it received a new Roe body as seen here. It was withdrawn in 1963 at the closure of the trolleybus system.
Photo taken 1995, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
28. CDT636
Doncaster Corporation 375, CDT636, a 1945 Karrier W with a Roe H34/28R body at the 1971 Doncaster St. Leger Rally. The trolleybus was new as no. 75 with a Park Royal H30/26R body & was renumbered to 375 in 1948 and rebodied in 1955. It was withdrawn on closure of the Doncaster system in 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1971, St Leger Bus Rally
29. CDT636
Doncaster 375, CDT636, is the preserved Roe-bodied Karrier, seen during its first years of preservation.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1971, St Leger Bus Rally
30. CDT636
CDT636 is Doncaster 375, a Karrier W4 with Roe (1955) H34/28R body.
Photo taken Saturday 27 July 2019, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
31. DKY703
Bradford 703, DKY703, a Karrier W with East Lancs H37/29F body. New in 1945 and rebodied in 1960.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1964, Hall Ings
32. DKY703
Bradford 703, DKY703, a Karrier W with East Lancs H37/29F body, new in 1945 and rebodied in 1960.
Photo taken 1972, Town Hall Square Roundabout, Bradford
33. DKY703
Bradford 703, DKY703, a Karrier W of 1945, rebodied in 1960 with an East Lancs H37/29F body, was saved for preservation.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1972, Thornton Road, Bradford
34. DKY703
Bradford 703, DKY703, was a Karrier W which entered service on 4 May 1945 with a Roe UH30/26R body. After re-bodying by East Lancs to H37/29F and fitting with trolley-retrievers, it re-entered service on 30 March 1960. It survived until the final day of the system.
Photo taken c.1969, Thornton Terminus
35. DKY703
Bradford 703, DKY703, had just arrived at Thornbury on the final special tour. Unsurprisingly, of the total of six tours which operated over the Saturday and Sunday, this last tour justified seven vehicles and 703 was the last to book.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1972, Thornbury
36. DKY704
Seen in Bradford, passing the end of Chester Street as it climbs Little Horton Lane on its way to Wibsey is Bradford 704, DKY704, a Karrier W with a Roe H30/26R body.
Photo taken Sunday 13 May 1956, Little Horton Lane, Bradford
37. DKY704
The picture shows the turning arrangements at Thornton with Bardford trolley 704, DKY704, stood with its trolleys down, presumably having failed.
Photo taken c. 1965/6, Thornton
38. DKY706
Bradford 706, DKY706, a Karrier W new in 1945 and rebodied by East Lancs H37/29F in 1960.
Photo taken October 1971, Thornton Terminus
39. DKY706
Bradford 706, DKY706, is one of the trolleybuses preserved by the Bradford Trolleybus Association and is now at Sandtofts.
Photo taken 1971, St Enoch's Road Top, Wibsey
40. DKY711
Bradford 711, DKY711, a Karrier W, rebodied by East Lancs H37/29F in 1960, seen at the semi-rural terminus of the 7 route at Thornton.
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1972, Thornton Terminus
41. DKY711
Ex Bradford East Lancs bodied Karrier DKY711 seen in the yard of Shamrock Buses in Dorset. One of a pair in the care of Bournemouth Heritage Transport and awaiting restoration.
Photo taken Monday 15 October 2007, Shamrock Buses, Dorset
42. DKY711
Bradford 711, DKY711, a Karrier W trolley built in 1945 and rebodied H37/29F by East Lancs in 1960.
Photo taken April 1968, Tyrrel Street, turning into Sunbridge Road, Bradford
43. DKY711
Bradford 711, DKY711, was a Karrier W dating from 1945 and rebodied with an East Lancs H37/29F body in 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1972, Thornbury
44. DKY712
Bradford trolley 712, DKY712, a 1945 Karrier W, rebodied by East Lancs in 1960
Photo taken February 1972, Leeds Road/Amberley Street, Bradford
45. DKY712
Ex Bradford 712, DKY712, an East Lancs bodied Karrier. Also in the care of Bournemouth Heritage Transport and awaiting restoration.
Photo taken Monday 15 October 2007, Shamrock Buses, Dorset
46. DKY712
Bradford 712, DKY712, made a fine sight at it accelerated across Four Lane Ends Junction with an evening peak service to Thornton. Note the wiring diverging to the left which was the depot-only connection up to Duckworth Lane.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1971, Four Lane Ends, Thornton Road
47. DKY713
Bradford 713, DKY713, a Karrier W new in 1945 and rebodied by East Lancs H37/29F in 1960.
Photo taken October 1971, Thornton Road, Hill Top
48. DKY713
Bradford trolley 713, DKY713, a 1945 Karrier W, rebodied by East Lancs in 1960
Photo taken February 1972, Duckworth Lane Depot
49. DKY713
Bradford 713, DKY713, is seen here at the conclusion of Tour 6 (duty E) which was the last of the special tours on the last two days of special trolleybus operation.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1972, The Tyrls, Bradford
50. DKY714
Bradford trolley 714, DKY714, a 1945 Karrier W, rebodied by East Lancs in 1959
Photo taken January 1969, Allerton Terminus
51. DKY714
Thought this shot of Bradford 714, DKY714, a 1945 Karrier W rebodied by East Lancs in 1959 in Town Hall Square with the conductor operating the point might be of interest.
Photo taken spring/summer 1971, Town Hall Square, Bradford
52. DKY717
Bradford 717, DKY717, is seen entering Otley Road junction in Shipley on the last day of the Saltaire via Thackley route.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 June 1971, Commercial Street, Shipley
53. DKY719
Bradford 719, DKY719, a 1945 Karrier W, rebodied by East Lancs in 1957. It is seen running under the cobweb of wires at Bolton Junction.
Photo taken 1971, Idle Road/Bolton Road, Bradford
54. GHN574
Bradford 792, GHN574, is a former Darlington Karrier W, rebodied by East Lancs, now preserved at Sandtofts.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1971, Pasture Lane, Bradford
55. GHN574
Bradford 792, GHN574 is now a regular runner at Sandtoft's Open Days.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 2009, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
56. PV6895
Ipswich 95, PV6895, a Karrier W with Park Royal utility H56R body, new in 1945. It lasted until 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 1 November 1958, Electric House, Ipswich
57. PV6953
Ipswich 100, PV6953, a Karrier W with Park Royal utility H56R body, new in 1945. It lasted until 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 1 November 1958, Electric House, Ipswich
58. CBX912
Bradford 782, CBX912, stands outside Saltaire depot. It was new in 1946 to Llanelli (the Llanelly and District Electricity Supply Company as it was then) as their 46, one of a batch of twelve; following the nationalisation of the electricity industry in 1948 ownership passed to the South Wales Electricity Board who, four years later, sold it on to the local bus company, South Wales Transport. The system was in a poor condition by then and trolleybuses ran for the last time on 8 November 1952. Whilst Maidstone took two of the batch as complete vehicles, Bradford acquired the remaining ten as chassis only and had new East Lancs H35/28R bodies fitted.
Photo taken c.1970, Saltaire Depot
59. CBX912
Bradford CT 782, CBX912, a Karrier W with East Lancs H35/28RD body.
Photo taken August 1970, Thornton Road, Bradford
60. DKY720
Bradford No.720, DKY720, arriving at Clayton terminus (top of the Avenue) on a cold December day
Photo taken December 1968, Clayton Terminus
61. DKY721
Bradford CT 721, DKY721, a Karrier W with East Lancs. H37/28F body. New in 1946 with a Park Royal body it was rebodied as shown in 1959. Withdrawn in 1971 it passed to a Barnsley breaker in 1973.
Photo taken August 1970, Bank Street, Bradford
62. DKY722
Bradford CT 722, DKY722, a Karrier W of 1946, rebodied by East Lancs in 1958, squeezes under the former Bradford-Queensbury-Halifax/Keighley railway en-route to Clayton.
Photo taken 1971, Pasture Lane, Bradford
63. DKY722
Bradford 722, DKY722, was a Karrier dating from 1946, rebodied by East Lancs in 1957.
Photo taken circa 1968, Buttershaw
64. DKY726
Bradford 726, DKY726, a Karrier W new in 1946 rebodied H37/28F in 1959.
Photo taken c. March 1969, Tyrrel Street, Bradford
65. DKY727
Three eras in one. Bradford 727, DKY727, 788, GHN566, and 792, GHN574, were all Karrier Ws with newer East Lancs bodies.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1971, Thornbury Depot
66. DKY728
Bradford CT 728, DKY728, a Karrier W with East Lancs. H37/28F body. New in 1946 with a Park Royal body, it was rebodied as shown in 1959. Withdrawn in 1971, its disposal was not traced by the PSV Circle.
Photo taken August 1970, Tyrrel Street, turning into Sunbridge Road, Bradford
67. DKY728
Bradford 728, DKY728, was Karrier W dating from 1946 rebuilt with an East Lancs body in 1959.
Photo taken c.1966
68. DKY731
Bradford 731, DKY731 a 1946 Karrier W trolleybus rebodied in 1959 by East Lancs H37/28F.
Photo taken c. 1970/1, Westgate, Bradford
69. DKY732
Bradford 732, DKY732, a 1946 Karrier W with a 1959 East/Lancs H37/28F body, seen descending Westgate, Bradford on an inbound working from Duckworth Lane.
Photo taken c. 1970, Westgate, Bradford
70. DKY733
Bradford 733, DKY733, rests at Thornbury (Bradford Moor) terminus during its last year in service.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1971, Leeds Old Road, Thornbury
71. DKY733
Bradford 733, DKY733, stands in torrential rain at the Thornbury (Bradford Moor) terminus of service 7.
Photo taken c.1970, Leeds Old Road, Thornbury
72. DKY734
Bradford 734, DKY734, a Karrier W, new in 1946 and rebodied by East Lancs in 1959.
Photo taken c. March 1969, Thornton Terminus
73. DKY735
Britain's last trolleybus system was at Bradford and featured many rebodied vehicles, like 735, DKY735, a 1946 Karrier W with 1959 East Lancs front-entrance body.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, at Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
74. DKY735
A second view of Bradford 735 at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, on June 10, 2006.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, at Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
75. DKY735
Bradford trolley 735, DKY735, a 1946 Karrier W with 1959 East Lancs front-entrance body.
Photo taken February 1972, Tyrrel Street, Bradford
76. DKY737
Bradford 737, DKY737, a Karrier W built in 1946 and rebodied H37/29F by East Lancashire in 1959.
Photo taken April 1968, Sunbridge Road, Bradford
77. DKY737
Bradford CT 737, DKY737, was one of their Karrier W's dating from 1946, and given new East Lancs bodies in 1959.
Photo taken circa 1966, Duckworth Lane terminus
78. DKY739
Bradford 739, DKY739, is seen here climbing Little Horton Lane past Chester Street. It is a Karrier W new in 1946 with a Roe H30/26R body later reseated to H33/26R.
Photo taken Sunday 6 May 1956, Little Horton Lane
79. DKY739
Bradford 739, DKY739, enters the turning circle at Duckworth Lane.
Photo taken 1971, Duckworth Lane Terminus, Bradford
80. DKY739
1946 Karrier W with 1959 East Lancs. H37/28F body, no 739, DKY739.
Photo taken c. 1970, Squire Lane/Duckworth Lane Terminus
81. DKY739
Bradford 739, DKY739, at the Allerton terminus of route 16. It was a Karrier W new in 1946, later rebodied by East Lancs. with a Roe H30/26R body later reseated to H33/26R.
Photo taken c.1970, Allerton Terminus
82. CU4716
South Shields 246, CU4716, a 1947 Karrier with Northern Coachbuilders H30/26R body
Photo taken August 1963, South Shields Market Place
83. CVH741
Ex Huddersfield Corporation Karrier MS2 trolleybus 541, CVH741, with Park Royal H40/30R body new in 1947. Photographed here at the Sandtoft 'Six Wheeler Weekend' event minutes after having been launched into service after a 17 year, £52000 restoration.
Photo taken Sunday 29 August 2010, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
84. HTD963
South Lancashire 66, HTD863, was a Karrier MS2 with a Weymann H34/30R body new in 1947 and was the first of the last batch of six trolleybuses to enter service with S.L.T. It is seen ready to leave Spinning Jenny Street, Leigh.
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 1958, Spinning Jenny Street, Leigh
85. HTD963
South Lancashire 66, HTD863, was a Karrier MS2 with a Weymann H34/30R body new in 1947 and was one of six, these being the last new vehicles added to the fleet. It is seen at Atherton Cenotaph.
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 1958, Atherton Cenotaph
86. PV8269
Ipswich 104, PV8269, a Karrier F4 with Park Royal H56R body, new in 1948. It lasted until 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 1 November 1958, Electric House, Ipswich
87. PV8270
Karrier W trolleybus with Park Royal body, Ipswich 105, PV8270, was delivered early in 1948. Painstaking restoration has recently been completed at Ipswich Transport Museum, including wartime pattern wooden slatted seats!
Photo taken Sunday 10 November 2013, Ipswich Transport Museum
88. PV8866
Ipswich 109, PV8866, a Karrier F4 with Park Royal H56R body, new in 1949. It lasted until 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 1 November 1958, Electric House, Ipswich