SCT '61 Photo Index
Sunbeam
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1. ALJ986
Preserved ex-Bournemouth Corporation trolley 112, later 202, ALJ986, a Sunbeam MS2 with Park Royal body, new in 1935 and converted to open-top in July 1958
Photo taken Sunday 10 September 2006, at East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
2. ALJ986
Bournemouth 202, ALJ986, fitted with a Park Royal H31/25D body was one of sixty-three Sunbeam MS2s new in 1935 as tram replacements with fleet numbers 90 to 152. In July 1958, this one, originally numbered 112, was rebuilt to O40/29R and renumbered.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1958, Bournemouth Pier
3. BEL830
Bournemouth 145, BEL830, a Sunbeam MS2 with Park Royal body, new in December 1935.
Photo taken 1950s, Bournemouth Depot
4. BRU11
Bournemouth 201, BRU11, was new in 1936 as number 160 with a Park Royal H31/25D body on its Sunbeam MS2 chassis. In April 1958 it was rebuilt to O40/29R and renumbered 201.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1958, Bournemouth Pier
5. BRU7
Bournemouth 156, BRU7, was new in 1936 with a Park Royal H31/25D body on its Sunbeam MS2 chassis.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1958, Bournemouth Pier
6. BRU8
Bournemouth 200, BRU8, was new in 1936 as number 157 with a Park Royal H31/25D body on its Sunbeam MS2 chassis. In May 1958 it was rebuilt to O40/29R and renumbered 200.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1958, Bournemouth Pier
7. BDA365
Southend Sunbeam/Park Royal double decker 145, BDA365, ex-Wolverhampton, on the Western Circular stands at the stop at the east end of Fairfax Drive (just opposite the Westcliff depot) on 2nd October 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 2 October 1954, Fairfax Drive, Southend
8. BDA366
Southend Corporation trolleybus 146, BDA366, a Sunbeam MF2 with Park Royal H29/25R body, new to Wolverhampton in 1938 and acquired by Southend in April 1950.
Photo taken May 1951, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
9. BDA367
A rather care worn Southend ex-Wolverhampton 147, BDA367, on a Western Circular in Fairfax Drive outside the Westcliff Depot.
Photo taken Saturday 9 October 1954, Fairfax Drive, Southend
10. EWT479
Doncaster Corporation 394, EWT479, was an ex-Mexborough Sunbeam W of 1943, rebodied by Roe in 1955.
Photo taken 1963, Beckett Road, Doncaster
11. FTD452
Seen at Spinning Jenny Street, Leigh is South Lancashire 60, FTD452, the first of four Sunbeam Ws with Weymann H30/26R bodies new in 1943. A further two followed in 1944.
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 1958, Spinning Jenny Street, Leigh
12. GKN379
Maidstone Corporation 54, GKN379, a Sunbeam W new in 1943 with Park Royal bodywork and rebodied in 1960 with a Roe H34/28R body
Photo taken Saturday 26 November 1966, High Street, Maidstone
13. GKN380
Rear view of Maidstone 55, GKN380, Sunbeam W with Roe H62R body. New in 1943, rebodied in 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
14. CPY287
In 1944 TRTB took delivery of eight new 56-seat Sunbeam S4 trolleybuses, four of which were bodied by Roe and four by Weymann. Car 16, CPY287, was one of the Roe-bodied examples. Originally fitted with wooden seating, it was fitted with upholstered seats by 1949.
Photo taken 1967, South Bank Depot
15. CPY288
Teesside Municipal Transport 17, CPY288, a Sunbeam W from 1944 but rebodied by Roe in the early 1960s.
Photo taken August 1970, South Bank Depot
16. CPY288
Teesside 17, CPY288, a Sunbeam W from 1944 but rebodied by Roe in 1962
Photo taken 1969, South Bank Depot
17. CPY289
Tees-side 18, CPY289, Sunbeam W built in 1944 and rebodied by Roe, H37/28R, in 1961
Photo taken May 1966, Bennett's Corner, South Bank
18. CPY311
Teesside 13, CPY311, a Sunbeam W built in 1944 and rebodied by Roe H37/28R in 1961.
Photo taken 1969, Middlesbrough Road, South Bank
19. FTE645
Ashton-under-Lyne 61, FTE645, Sunbeam W with Roe H61R body, on learner duties. New in 1944-6, rebodied in 1958.
Photo taken Wednesday 4 August 1965, Portland Street, Manchester
20. FTE646
Ashton-under-Lyne 62, FTE646, is a Sunbeam W originally delivered in October 1944 with a Park Royal H30/26R body. In January 1958 it re-entered service with a new Roe H33/28R body as seen in the picture. Withdrawal came in December 1965 with disposal to Autospares of Bingley, Yorkshire.
Photo taken Wednesday 6 May 1964, in Aytoun Street, Manchester
21. GKP511
Maidstone 56, GKP511, a Sunbeam W with Roe H62R body, new in 1944 and rebodied in 1960.
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Mill Street, Maidstone
22. GKP511
Maidstone 56, GKP511, Sunbeam W with Roe H62R body. New in 1944, rebodied in 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Upper Stone Street, Maidstone
23. GKP511
Maidstone 56, GKP511, is a Sunbeam W utility chassis (new in 1944) that was rebodied by Roe in 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
24. GKP511
Eschewing the classic Maidstone trolleybus destination display "Loose" for a pub name, here is another shot of Maidstone 56, GKP511, at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
25. GKP513
Maidstone 58, GKP513, a Sunbeam W new in 1944 seen here with a Park Royal H30/26R body was later rebodied, in 1960, with a Roe H34/28R body and withdrawn in 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 11 October 1958, Mill Street, Maidstone
26. RC8472
Preserved former Derby Corporation 172, RC8472, Weymann utility bodied Sunbeam W4 dating from 1944
Photo taken Wednesday 7 May 2008, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
27. RC8472
Rear view of preserved former Derby Corporation 172, RC8472, Weymann utility bodied Sunbeam W4 dating from 1944
Photo taken Wednesday 7 May 2008, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
28. BHJ828
Doncaster Corporation 385, BHJ828, a Sunbeam W with Park Royal H30/26R body. BHJ828 was new in August 1945 to Southend Corporation Transport as their number 131, with a utility body built to the 'relaxed specification' with upholstered seats. In January 1954, just ahead of the closure of the Southend trolleybus system, it was sold, along with the rest of the 9 vehicle batch, to Doncaster Corporation.
Photo taken c.1954-8, St. James's Bridge, Doncaster
29. BHJ828
Doncaster 385, BHJ828, a 1945 Sunbeam W started life as Southend Corporation 131 with a Park Royal Utility body, passing to Doncaster in 1954 with 8 similar vehicles. They were rebodied with Roe 62 seat coachwork between 1957 and 1959, then after withdrawal in 1961/2 the bodies were rebuilt to half cabs and fitted to Leyland PD2 chassis.
Photo taken Sunday 15 March 1959, West St. Sepulchre Gate, Doncaster
30. BHJ829
Doncaster trolleybus 386, BHJ829, another Sunbeam W with Park Royal H30/26R body new in August 1945 to Southend Corporation Transport as their number 132, and sold in January 1954 to Doncaster Corporation. It was rebodied by Roe H34/28R in 1959 as seen in this photo.
Photo taken c. 1959-61, West St Sepulchre Gate, Doncaster
31. GRH296
Photographed in the days when vehicles could still use Victoria Square, Hull Corporation Transport Trolley Bus No. 76, GRH296, is on route 62 turning in readiness to reload in Prospect Street. No 76 was a Sunbeam W with a Brush body new to the fleet in June 1945 and remaining in service until September 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 18 August 1962, Queen Victoria Square, Hull
32. GRH358
Kingston upon Hull trolleybus 82, GRH358, was one of a batch of six Sunbeam W chassis carrying Roe relaxed utility H56R bodies delivered in 1945. Delivered in all over blue apart from the fleetname panel over the windows, the famous white swoops returned after the war. Withdrawal came in September 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 12 September 1959, Dairycoates, Hull
33. BDY796
New in 1946 as Hastings & District 21, a Sunbeam W with a Park Royal H30/26R body, BDY796 had become Maidstone & District 21 in October 1957. It was the first of ten new that year.
Photo taken Saturday 21 February 1959, Cambridge Road, Hastings
34. BHJ899
Brian's only shot of one of the utility bodied Sunbeams in Southend, 134, BHJ899, on a Western Circular in London Road at Victoria Circus (another favourite photographic location) in July 1952.
Photo taken July 1952, London Road, Victoria Circus, Southend
35. BHJ903
Southend trolley 138, BHJ903, a Sunbeam W with Park Royal H30/26R body, heads across Victoria Circus into Victoria Avenue.
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
36. DUK833
Wolverhampton CT 433, DUK833, is a 1946 Sunbeam W trolleybus, rebodied by Roe in 1959, seen at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
37. DUK833
A second view of former Wolverhampton trolleybus 433 at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
38. DUK833
Wolverhampton CT 433, DUK833, a 1946 Sunbeam W trolleybus, rebodied by Roe in 1959, seen here operating special services for event organised by West Midland Transport Circle celebrating 90 years since introduction of trolleybuses to Wolverhampton.
Photo taken Sunday 27 October 2013, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
39. GRH357
In a scene now long consigned to history Hull Corporation Transport trolley bus no. 81, GRH357, turning at the Victoria Square terminus of route 62 ready to reload in Prospect Street.
Photo taken Saturday 18 August 1962, Queen Victoria Square, Hull
40. HKR11
Rear view of Maidstone 72, HKR11, a Sunbeam W with Northern Coachbuilders H56R body, built in 1946.
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Mill Street, Maidstone
41. HKR2
Maidstone 63, HKR2, Sunbeam W with Northern Coachbuilders H56R body, built in 1946
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Upper Stone Street, Maidstone
42. HKR3
Maidstone 64, HKR3, Sunbeam W with Northern Coachbuilders H56R body, built in 1946
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
43. HKR3
Rear view of Maidstone 64, HKR3, Sunbeam W with Northern Coachbuilders H56R body, built in 1946
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Upper Stone Street, Maidstone
44. HKR4
Maidstone 65, HKR4, with semaphore arm indicating an intention to turn right, was a Sunbeam W with an N.C.B. H30/26R body, one of six new in 1946.
Photo taken Saturday 26 November 1960, High Street, Maidstone
45. HKR6
Maidstone Corporation 67, HKR6, a Sunbeam W with Northern Coachbuilders H56R body, new in 1946
Photo taken 1962, The Kings Arms, Loose
46. HKR9
Maidstone 70, HKR9, Sunbeam W with Northern Coachbuilders H56R body, built in 1946
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
47. BDY807
Maidstone 85, BDY807, a Sunbeam W with Weymann H56R body. New in 1947 to Hastings and District, passed to Maidstone and District and sold to the Corporation in 1959 when the Hastings system closed.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Upper Stone Street, Maidstone
48. BDY809
Maidstone 86, BDY809, Sunbeam W with Weymann H56R body.
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Mill Street, Maidstone
49. BDY809
Former Hastings trolley 34, BDY809, seen here under restoration at the EATM. BDY809, a Sunbeam W with Weymann H56R body new in 1947 was the last trolley to run at Hastings in May 1959 and was then sold to Maidstone Corporation.
Photo taken Sunday 11 September 2011, East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
50. BDY818
Maidstone 89, BDY818, Sunbeam W with Weymann H56R body.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
51. BDY818
Rear view of Maidstone 89, BDY818, Sunbeam W with Weymann H56R body.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
52. BDY819
Hastings Tramways trolleybus 44, BDY819, was a Sunbeam W with Weymann H56R body photographed on a very wet July day.
Photo taken Tuesday 24 July 1951, Cornwallis Terrace, Hastings
53. EJW438
Wolverhampton trolley 438, EJW438, a Sunbeam W new in 1947, rebodied by Roe H32/28R in 1960.
Photo taken May 1965, Fighting Cocks, Wolverhampton
54. FWX892
Mexborough and Swinton 8, FWX892, was the second of the 1947 batch of post war fleet renewals. Having the more rounded bodywork than the 1943 deliveries, it was still on the Sunbeam W chassis rather than the later F4, one of which can be seen following. At the closure of the system this vehicle's chassis appears not to have been sold for further use elsewhere.
Photo taken Saturday 20 August 1960, Rockingham Road, Swinton
55. FWX894
Mexborough & Swinton 10, FWX894, a Sunbeam W with Brush B35C body dating from 1947.
Photo taken Saturday 9 January 1960, Welfare Avenue, Conanby
56. HKR11
Maidstone Trolleybus 72, HKR11, a 1947 Sunbeam W4 with Northern Coachbuilders H30/26R bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 13 September 2008, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
57. HKR8
Maidstone 69, HKR8, a Sunbeam W with an N.C.B. H30/26R body was new in 1947 and was withdrawn in 1965. It is seen in Mill Street with the Carriage Museum on the left of the picture.
Photo taken Saturday 11 October 1958, Mill Street, Maidstone
58. BDY817
New in 1948 as Hastings & District 42, BDY817, a Sunbeam W with a Weymann H30/26R body, had become Maidstone & District 42 in October 1957. It was one of five new that year.
Photo taken Saturday 21 February 1959, Robertson Street, Hastings
59. EJW440
A great shot of Wolverhampton trolleys lined up in the garage. Identifiable from left to right are 449, EJW449, 473, FJW473, and 440, EJW440. They were all Sunbeam Ws delivered between 1947 and 1949 - 449 and 440 had been rebodied by Roe in 1960/1 but 473 still carried the original Park Royal body.
Photo taken April/May 1965, Wolverhampton Depot
60. EJW457
Wolverhampton trolley 457, EJW457, a Sunbeam W with Park Royal H54R body, new in 1948/9.
Photo taken April/May 1965, Bilston Street, Wolverhampton
61. FJW469
To expand upon the photo of Wolverhampton Corporation 653, here is a shot of Nos 469 and 471 (FJW469 and FJW471 respectively) at Park Lane depot in about May 1963 showing the normal Wolverhampton livery (at that time) carried by 469 and the experimental Nottingham-inspired darker green with light cream waistband carried by 471, this the same as that by 653. Both buses are Sunbeam F4 vehicles with Park Royal H28/26R bodies dating from 1948.
Photo taken May 1963, Park Lane Depot, Wolverhampton
62. FJW471
To expand upon the photo of Wolverhampton Corporation 653, here is a shot of Nos 469 and 471 (FJW469 and FJW471 respectively) at Park Lane depot in about May 1963 showing the normal Wolverhampton livery (at that time) carried by 469 and the experimental Nottingham-inspired darker green with light cream waistband carried by 471, this the same as that by 653. Both buses are Sunbeam F4 vehicles with Park Royal H28/26R bodies dating from 1948.
Photo taken May 1963, Park Lane Depot, Wolverhampton
63. FWX912
Bradford 842, FWX912, a Sunbeam F4 with East Lancs H37/29F body. New in 1948 as a single decker to Mexborough and Swinton, the chassis was brought by Bradford in 1961 and the new double-deck body added before entering service.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1964, Bank Street/Broadway
64. FWX912
Bradford 842, ex-Mexborough & Swinton FWX912, negotiates the turning circle at Wibsey terminus.
Photo taken 1971, High Street, Wibsey
65. FWX912
Bradford 842, FWX912, was one of their ex-Mexborough & Swinton single-deck Sunbeam F4's built in 1948, rebodied by East Lancs in 1963.
Photo taken c.1966, Allerton Terminus
66. FWX913
Bradford 843, FWX913, was one of the former Mexborough & Swinton single-deckers rebodied in 1961. It was destined to be the last public service trolleybus on the night of 24 March 1972.
Photo taken 1971, Tyrrel Street/Sunbridge Road junction, Bradford
67. FWX917
Mexborough and Swinton replaced almost their entire trolleybus fleet post war with 39 similar single deckers. The first 6 were delivered in 1943 to a utility design, the remainder between 1947 and 1950 having more rounded styling. 33, FWX917, is a 1948 Sunbeam F4 with Brush bodywork, seating 35 (32 when delivered).
Photo taken Saturday 20 August 1960, Church St., Swinton
68. FWX919
Mexborough & Swinton 35, FWX919, a Sunbeam F4 with Brush B32C body new in 1948, seen a month before the system closed.
Photo taken February 1961, Conisborough High
69. LTN501
Preserved former Newcastle 501, LTN501, a 1948 Sunbeam S7 with Northern Coachbuilders H39/31R body.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 May 2008, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
70. LTN501
Newcastle 501, LTN501, a 1948 Sunbeam S7 with locally produced Northern Coachbuilders bodywork. Now at Sandtoft, the bus was seen under restoration at the Beamish Open Air Museum
Photo taken 2000, Beamish Open Air Museum Depot
71. LTN501
Newcastle Sunbeam/NCB trolleybus 501, LTN501, is seen in the early stages of its long restoration, undertaken by the Beamish Tramway Group.
Photo taken Saturday 22 May 1976, Beamish Open Air Museum Depot
72. LTN501
Two Newcastle trolleybuses running together for the first time since 1966. 628, NBB628, is an EATM exhibit and 501, LTN501, is on loan from Beamish.
Photo taken Wednesday 31 August 2011, East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
73. LTN503
Newcastle 503, LTN503, a 1948 Sunbeam S7 with Northern Coachbuilders H39/31R body
Photo taken May 1964, Percy St., Haymarket
74. LTN513
Newcastle 513, LTN513, was a Sunbeam S7 with a Northern Coachbuilders H39/31R body, one of thirty new in 1948 which was seen at Newcastle Central Station.
Photo taken Saturday 22 June 1963, Newcastle Central Station
75. ARC507
Derby 207, ARC507, was a Sunbeam F4 with Brush H30/26R body.
Photo taken 1965, Derby Market Place
76. ECX175
Huddersfield 575, ECX175, a Sunbeam MS2 with Roe H72R body, on learner duties. New in February 1949 with a Park Royal body, rebodied in 1959, withdrawn from service in January 1965.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1964, Huddersfield Station/St. George's Square
77. ECX188
Huddersfield 588, ECX188, a Sunbeam MS2 with original Park Royal H72R body. New in 1949.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1964, Huddersfield Station/St. George's Square
78. ADX187
Ipswich 117, ADX187, a Sunbeam F4 with Park Royal H56R body, new in 1950
Photo taken Saturday 1 November 1958, Electric House, Ipswich
79. ADX189
Walsall 351, ADX189, a Sunbeam F4 with Park Royal H30/26R new to Ipswich in 1950, with fleet number 119 and sold to Walsall in 1962 just before the Ipswich system closed.
Photo taken April 1966, St. Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
80. ADX189
Although technically part of WMPTE, trolleybus 86, TDH912, still has the Walsall crest on the offside while ex Ipswich Sunbeam F4 351, ADX189 arrives at St Paul's bus station. The Corporation Transport Head office with the clock tower is in the background, where the General Manager Mr Cox could keep track of his fleet.
Photo taken August 1969, St. Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
81. ADX193
Walsall 344, ADX193, a Sunbeam F4 with Park Royal H30/26R new to Ipswich in 1950, with fleet number 123 and sold to Walsall in 1962 just before the Ipswich system closed.
Photo taken April 1966, St. Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
82. ADX194
Ipswich 124, ADX194, a Sunbeam F4 with Park Royal H56R body, new in 1950. Withdrawn in 1962, it was sold to Walsall for further service.
Photo taken Saturday 1 November 1958, Electric House
83. ADX196
Preserved Ipswich 126, ADX196, one of a batch of 12 Sunbeam F4 vehicles with Park Royal H56R bodywork which entered service in 1950. It ran in Ipswich until 1962 when it was sold with some other members of the batch to Walsall Corporation Transport, where it continued to operate until 1970.
Photo taken October 2007, Ipswich Transport Museum
84. ADX196
Walsall 347, ADX196 (formerly Ipswich 126) a Sunbeam F4 with Park Royal H30/26R body, built in 1950.
Photo taken 1967, St Paul's Street, Walsall
85. ERD145
Reading 174, ERD145, a Sunbeam S7 with a Park Royal H38/30RD body was one of twelve new in 1950 and was withdrawn in 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, Park Lane, Tilehurst, Reading
86. ERD152
Former Reading 181, ERD152, a Sunbeam S7 with Park Royal H38/30RD body, new in November 1950
Photo taken Sunday 28 May 2006, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
87. FCX295
Huddersfield 595, FCX295, a Sunbeam MS2 with Roe H40/30R body, new in 1950
Photo taken June 1964, outside Yorkshire Traction offices, Lord Street Terminus, Huddersfield
88. GAJ11
TRTB 1, GAJ11, a Sunbeam F4 trolley from 1950 with Roe H35/26R bodywork, heading to Eston via Grangetown, when taken passing the South Bank depot.
Photo taken July 1968, South Bank Depot
89. GAJ11
Tees-side was one of only three trolleybus systems to endure for over 50 years, Bradford and Rotherham being the others. Wearing the uninspiring livery of Teesside Municipal Transport, former TRTB car 1, GAJ11, a Sunbeam S4 dating from 1950, turns at North Ormesby, its blind already changed to show Eston via Grangetown. Originally fitted with East Lancs 56-seat bodies, these trolleys were rebodied to H35/26R by Roe during the early '60s.
Photo taken 1969, Smeaton Street, North Ormesby
90. GAJ11
Teesside trolley 1, GAJ11, a 1950 Sunbeam F4 trolley rebodied by Roe in 1964, seen peeping out of the depot at the 50 year celebrations in November 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 9 November 1969, South Bank Depot
91. GAJ12
Teesside Municipal Transport 282, GAJ12, is a Sunbeam F4 of 1950, originally with an East Lancashire (Bridlington) body, and rebodied by Roe in 1964.
Photo taken 1971, Miners Arms, Eston
92. GAJ12
TRTB 5, GAJ15, and 2, GAJ12, were both 1950 Sunbeam F4s which originally carried East Lancs bodies but which were re-bodied by Roe (H35/26R) in 1965 and 1964 respectively. They are seen at Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum on their North-East weekend. It had been hoped to operate 5 in service but this wasn't possible.
Photo taken Saturday 29 April 2006, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
93. GAJ12
Teesside Municipal Transport 2, GAJ12, was a Sunbeam F4 with a Roe H35/26R body which was seen at Ormesby. It had been new in 1950 to Tees-side Railless Traction Board with an East Lancs H30/26R body and was rebodied in June 1963, being the last but one of the batch, GAJ 11-17, to be so treated. It passed to Teesside Municipal Transport on its formation on 1st April 1968.
Photo taken Wednesday 31 July 1968, Smeaton Street, North Ormesby
94. GAJ14
Teesside Municipal Transport 4, GAJ14, was a Sunbeam F4 with a Roe H35/26R body which was seen at Ormesby. It had been new in 1950 to Tees-side Railless Traction Board with an East Lancs H30/26R body and was rebodied in June 1963, being the first of the batch, GAJ 11-17, to be so treated.
Photo taken Wednesday 31 July 1968, Smeaton Street, North Ormesby
95. GAJ14
Teesside Municipal Transport 4, GAJ14, was a Sunbeam F4 trolleybus dating from 1950, with Roe H35/26R body dating from 1963.
Photo taken 1968/9, South Bank Depot
96. GAJ15
Teesside Municipal Transport T285, GAJ15, a Sunbeam F4 trolleybus built in 1950 and rebodied by Roe in 1965, makes the tight reversal into Hampden Street.
Photo taken 1970, North Ormesby Terminus
97. GAJ15
Teesside Municipal Transport T285, GAJ15, and T286, GAJ16, two of seven Sunbeam F4 trolleybuses built in 1950 and rebodied by Roe between 1962 and 1965.
Photo taken 1970, North Ormesby Terminus
98. GAJ16
Tees-side Railless Traction Board 6, GAJ16, a Sunbeam F4 built in 1950 and rebodied H35/26R by Roe in 1964. The original body was East Lancashire H30/26R. Seen here in need of a good wash outside the South Bank depot.
Photo taken April 1969, South Bank Depot
99. GAJ17
Teesside Municipal Transport T287, GAJ17, was a Sunbeam F4 of 1950 and rebodied by Roe in 1964.
Photo taken 1970, South Bank Depot
100. JWW375
Bradford 845, JWW375, Sunbeam F4, new to Mexborough and Swinton as a single-decker in August 1950 and then rebodied by East Lancs H37/29F before entering service with Bradford.
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1972, entering Duckworth Lane Depot
101. JWW375
Bradford 845, JWW375, Sunbeam F4, new to Mexborough and Swinton as a single-decker in August 1950 and then rebodied by East Lancs H37/29F before entering service with Bradford.
Photo taken January 1972, Thornton Road/Church Road, Bradford
102. JWW375
Bradford 845, JWW375, was the understudy should the official (and suitably decorated) Last Trolleybus (844) became inoperable. Just in case, 845 was given a lower deck repaint and had bunting applied to the booms.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1972, Leeds Road, Thornbury
103. JWW375
Bradford 845, JWW375, was to be the understudy for Bradford's official last trolleybus the following day. It is seen making one of the numerous special tours that weekend.
Photo taken Saturday 25 March 1972, Leeds Road, Laisterdyke
104. JWW375
Bradford 845, JWW375, was one of the former Mexborough & Swinton Sunbeams, rebodied by East Lancs.
Photo taken 1968, Thackley
105. JWW375
Bradford 845, JWW375, is the rebuilt former Mexborough & Swinton Sunbeam which survived until the final day of operation and acted as an understudy "Last Trolleybus". It is now at Sandtoft.
Photo taken circa 1966, Albion Road Terminus, Greengates
106. JWW376
Bradford 846, JWW376, negotiates Town Hall Square (The Tyrls). Sadly, the distinctive buildings in the left background are now but a distant memory.
Photo taken September 1971, The Tyrls, Bradford
107. JWW377
Bradford 847, JWW377, races down Bradford Road, Idle towards Greengates.
Photo taken 1971, Bradford Road, Idle
108. JWW377
Bradford 847, JWW377, pulls out of Albion Road into New Line on the Greengates terminus loop.
Photo taken 1971, New Line, Greengates
109. NDH958
In the summer of 1970, former Walsall 341, NDH958, leaves St Pauls Street bus station, Walsall. It is a 1950 Sunbeam F4 with a Brush body, much rebuilt. To the left is one of the former Birmingham Guy Arabs which had replaced some of the trolleys in February that year, whilst the end came on 3rd October, though 341 did not make it until the very end. In true Walsall fashion the destination and route number do not agree!
Photo taken August 1970, St. Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
110. BDJ79
South Shields 207, BDJ79, a Sunbeam with East Lancs H29/26R body, new to St Helens in 1951 and bought after the St Helens system closed in 1958, blurred by acceleration after turning from Market Place into Chapter Row
Photo taken August 1963, Chapter Row, off South Shields Market Place
111. FCX805
Huddersfield 605, FCX805, a Sunbeam MS2 with Roe H70R body, new in 1951.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1964, Huddersfield Station/St. George's Square
112. NDH958
Walsall 341, NDH958, a Sunbeam F4 with Brush H30/26R bodywork, stands in Bloxwich High Street whilst the crew enjoy some fresh air on a hot afternoon. The trolley is operating the 30 Circular and has arrived from Walsall via Leamore and will return via Blakenhall. The Circular in the opposite direction was numbered 15.
Photo taken c.1969, High Street, Bloxwich
113. DRC217
With a Willowbrook H32/28R body on a Sunbeam F4 chassis, Derby 217, DRC217, dating from 1952 was seen in the town centre.
Photo taken Friday 2 October 1959, Victoria Street, Derby
114. DRC224
Preserved ex-Derby 224, DRC224, a Sunbeam F4 with Willowbrook H32/28R body, new in 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 10 September 2006, at East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
115. DRC224
Preserved ex-Derby 224, DRC224, a Sunbeam F4 with Willowbrook H32/28R body, new in 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 19 September 2010, at East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
116. DRC230
Derby 230, DRC230, a Sunbeam F4 with Willowbrook H32/28R body, new in 1953, seen here a few weeks after the system was abandoned on 9th September 1967.
Photo taken late 1967, Ascot Drive depot, Derby
117. GAJ16
Teesside Municipal Transport T286, GAJ16, a Sunbeam F4 from 1953 rebodied by Roe in 1964.
Photo taken September 1970, South Bank Depot
118. RDH990
Walsall 350, RDH990, the unique 3-axle Sunbeam S7 with Willowbrook H62D body, new in 1953.
Photo taken March 1966, High Street, Bloxwich
119. RKH104
Hull 104, RKH104, Sunbeam MF2B/MV with Roe H54D body, new in 1954.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1964, Hull
120. RKH111
At the end of the route and about to return to the City Centre is Hull Corporation Transport Department Trolley Bus No 111, RKH111, photographed at the Chanterlands Avenue North Terminus of service 61.
Photo taken Saturday 20 May 1961, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull
121. TDH904
Walsall 854, TDH904, a Sunbeam F4A with Willowbrook H70R body, new in 1954. Note the wooden chock under the front offside wheel.
Photo taken April 1966, St. Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
122. TDH905
Walsall 855, TDH905, a Sunbeam F4A with Willowbrook H36/34RD body, built in 1954.
Photo taken 1967, St. Paul's Street Bus Station
123. TDH905
Walsall 855, TDH905, was a Sunbeam F4A with Willowbrook H36/34RD body of 1954. Next to it is WMPTE (Birmingham) 591, JOJ591, a Guy Arab IV with MCCW H30/24R of 1951.
Photo taken 1970, St. Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
124. TDH909
Walsall 859, TDH909, a Sunbeam F4A with Willowbrook H70R body, new in 1954.
Photo taken June 1967, Blakenhall
125.
An unidentified, ex Walsall Willowbrook bodied Sunbeam F4A trolleybus. It could possibly be 864, TDH914, but I'm not sure. Now in use as a store shed at Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
Photo taken Sunday 14 July 2013, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
126. RKH113
Hull 113, RKH113, Sunbeam MF2B/MV with Roe H54D body, new in 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 10 October 1964, Hull
127. RKH114
Hull 114, RKH114, a Sunbeam MF2B/MV with Roe H54D body, new in 1955, passing AEC Regent 334, KRH344, with Weymann H32/26R body, new in 1949.
Photo taken Saturday 10 October 1964, Hull
128. TDH912
Walsall was known for its more eccentric designs (e.g. running both the shortest and longest Daimler Fleetlines). Here we see trolleybus 862, TDH912, a Sunbeam F4A built in 1955 with a distinctive Willowbrook body.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
129. TDH912
A second view of Walsall 862, TDH912, showing its sleek lines and fully enclosed rear platform.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
130. TDH912
Seen at a trolley bus event at the Black Country Museum c.1995, Walsall Sunbeam F4A TDH912 with Willowbrook body is seen with visiting vehicles from Bournmouth.
Photo taken 1990, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
131. TDH915
Walsall 865, TDH915, was a Willowbrook bodied Sunbeam dating from 1955.
Photo taken 1970, St. Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
132. XDH66
West Midlands PTE ex-Walsall Corporation 866, XDH66, a Sunbeam F4A with Willowbrook body new in 1956 and converted at some time to forward entrance.
Photo taken 1970, Walsall Corporation Depot
133. XDH68
Walsall 868, XDH68, was one of the 1956 batch of Willowbrook-bodied Sunbeam F4A's.
Photo taken 1970, St. Paul's Street Bus Station
134. XDH71
Walsall trolleybus 871, XDH71, a Willowbrook-bodied Sunbeam F4A, passes 131, ODH89, a full-front Park Royal-bodied Leyland PD2/1 of 1951.
Photo taken 1967, St Paul's Street, Walsall
135. XDH72
Walsall 872, XDH72, was the highest numbered trolleybus in the Walsall fleet, their last new trolley to enter service (14 October 1956) and the last trolleybus of all to operate on the streets of Walsall. This photograph, taken on a hot and sunny day - everything that could open was open - shows 872 in Bloxwich High Street whilst operating a 30 Circular; it has come from Walsall via Leamore and will return via Blakenhall.
Photo taken c.1969, High Street, Bloxwich
136. XDH72
On the last day of trolleybus operation in Walsall, 872, XDH72, leaves Birchills Depot for the last time. 872 is a Sunbeam F4A with 70 seat Willowbrook body, designed by R. Edgley Cox, who is at the wheel in this photo.
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1970, outside Birchills Depot, Walsall
137. 2206OI
The subject of a recent feature in Bus & Coach Preservation magazine, former Belfast 246 (2206OI) is a Sunbeam F4A with a Harkness body, new in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, at Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
138. 2209OI
Preserved ex-Belfast Corporation trolley 246, 2206OI, a Sunbeam with Harkness H68R body, new in 1958
Photo taken Sunday 10 July 2005, at East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
139. WRU268
Bournemouth trolley 268, WRU268, a Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann H63D new in September 1958, seen here on famous turntable on the last weekend of the Bournemouth system in April 1969.
Photo taken April 1969, Trolleybus turntable Terminus, Christchurch
140. WRU269
Bournemouth 269, WRU269, a Sunbeam MF2B with Weymann H63D body new in 1958.
Photo taken 1968, Trolleybus turntable Terminus, Christchurch
141. WRU272
Bournemouth 272, WRU272, a Sunbeam MF2B with a Weymann H35/28D body seen at the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 14 July 1968, Bournemouth Garage
142. WRU277
Bournemouth trolley 277, WRU277, a Sunbeam MF2B with Weymann H63D body new in 1958, seen here on the last weekend of the Bournemouth system.
Photo taken April 1969, Bournemouth
143. PVH931
Huddersfield 631, PVH931, a 1959 Sunbeam S7A trolleybus with East Lancs H40/32R bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 13 September 2008, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
144. PVH931
Huddersfield 631, PVH931, a Sunbeam S7A dating from 1959 and with East Lancs H40/32R body, stands in glorious sunshine, awaiting time for her official relaunch after the recent refurbishment programme.
Photo taken Saturday 26 July 2014, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
145. PVH931
The high standard of the refurbishment of Huddersfield 631, PVH931, a Sunbeam S7A of 1959 with East Lancs H40/32R body, can be seen in this interior view of the lower deck.
Photo taken Saturday 26 July 2014, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
146. PVH932
Huddersfield 632, PVH932, one of Huddersfield's final batch of trolleybuses, a Sunbeam S7 with East Lancs H40/32R body delivered in 1959
Photo taken 1965, Bradley (Leeds Road) Terminus, Huddersfield
147. PVH933
Huddersfield trolleybus 633, PVH933, a Sunbeam S7 with East Lancs H40/32R body, new in November 1959.
Photo taken July 1968, Lidget Street, Lindley, Huddersfield
148. PVH933
Huddersfield Corporaration 633, PVH933, a Sunbeam S7 with East Lancs H40/32R body, new in 1959.
Photo taken June or July 1968, Mitchell Avenue/Waterloo Rise, Waterloo, Huddersfield
149. PVH933
Huddersfield 633, PVH933, was an East Lancs bodied Sunbeam dating from 1959.
Photo taken circa 1965, Leeds Road, Bradley
150. PVH939
Huddersfield 639, PVH939, was an East Lancs H40/32R-bodied Sunbeam S7-MV dating from 1959.
Photo taken 1967, Westgate, Huddersfield
151. PVH940
Huddersfield 640, PVH940, a Sunbeam S7 trolleybus with H40/32R body, new in 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 13 July 1968, Mitchell Avenue, Waterloo Terminus, Huddersfield
152. YLJ279
Bournemouth trolley 279, YLJ279, a Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann H63D new in September 1959, seen here on the last weekend of the Bournemouth system in April 1969.
Photo taken April 1969, Tuckton Bridge, Bournemouth
153. YLJ286
Preserved former Bournemouth trolley 286, YLJ286, the last service trolleybus in 1969, now with the London Trolleybus Preservation Society and operated at their Carlton Colville Museum
Photo taken Sunday 17 April 2005, at East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
154. SCH237
Seen at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, is former Derby CT trolleybus 237 (SCH237), a Roe bodied Sunbeam F4A new in March 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, at Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
155. SCH237
Preserved Derby 237, SCH237, a Roe bodied Sunbeam F4A new in March 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 16 June 2012, at East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
156. SCH237
There'sa no mistaking the fleetnumber of this ex Derby Sunbeam F4A trolleybus, with Roe body. Built in 1960, it is seen at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, on June 10, 2006.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, at Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
157. SCH237
Derby 237, SCH237, is the preserved Roe-bodied Sunbeam, currently at the East Anglia Transport Museum.
Photo taken Saturday 1 July 1972, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
158.
Pretoria 148, a Sunbeam S7A bodied locally by J Brockhouse, built in 1961. Location not noted but think it in City centre. Front entrance clearly visible
Photo taken Sept 1968, Paul Kruger Street/Minnaar Street, Pretoria, South Africa
159. VRD183
Teesside Municipal Transport T292 and T288, VRD183 and VRD192, Sunbeam F4A trolleybuses with Burlingham H38/30F bodies new to Reading Corporation in 1961.
Photo taken c. 1970, TMT South Bank Depot
160. VRD184
Teesside Municipal Transport 9, VRD184, a Sunbeam F4A from 1961 with Burlingham H38/30F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1970, TMT South Bank Depot
161. VRD185
Teesside trolley 10, VRD185, a 1961 Sunbeam F4A with Burlingham front entrance bodywork, new as Reading 185 in 1961, seen at the 50 year celebrations in November 1969
Photo taken Sunday 9 November 1969, Birchington Avenue, Whale Hill, Old Lackenby
162. VRD185
Another view of Teesside trolley 10, VRD185, a 1961 Sunbeam F4A with Burlingham front entrance bodywork, new as Reading 185 in 1961, seen at the 50 year celebrations in November 1969
Photo taken Sunday 9 November 1969, Market Street, off Normanby Road wires, South Bank
163. VRD185
Another view of Teesside trolley 10, VRD185, outside South Bank depot, a 1961 Sunbeam F4A with Burlingham front entrance bodywork, new as Reading 185 in 1961, seen at the 50 year celebrations in November 1969
Photo taken Sunday 9 November 1969, TMT South Bank Depot
164. VRD185
A fourth view of Teesside trolley 10, VRD185, a 1961 Sunbeam F4A with Burlingham front entrance bodywork, new as Reading 185 in 1961, seen at the 50 year celebrations in November 1969
Photo taken Sunday 9 November 1969, Whitworth Road, Grangetown Square
165. VRD185
The last day of Reading Corporation trolleybus operation on the 4th November 1968, VRD185 fleet No 185 displaying appropriate stickers on the side.
Photo taken Monday 4 November 1968, Broad Street, Reading
166. VRD186
Preserved in the guise of Teesside T291, with commemorative final day lettering, VRD186, a 1961 Burlingham bodied Sunbeam F4A, was new to Reading Corporation as its 186.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
167. VRD186
Teesside Municipal Transport T291, VRD186, a 1961 Sunbeam F4A with Burlingham front entrance bodywork adorned with final day lettering for the Teesside system. This bus was originally 186 in the Reading fleet.
Photo taken 1995, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
168. VRD186
Former Reading 186, VRD186, dated from July 1961 and was one of five Sunbeam F4As with Burlingham H38/30F bodies which were controversially purchased by Teesside Municipal Transport in January 1969. At the last minute TMT tried to pull out of the deal and purchase shorter trolleys from Bournemouth instead but Reading insisted on the deal going through. Their time on Teesside was unhappy, one only seeing three months' use; they suffered from mechanical problems and their extra length made turning at North Ormesby tricky.
Photo taken 1969, Smeaton Street, North Ormesby
169. VRD186
Teesside Municipal Transport, T291, VRD186, is the preserved ex-Reading Sunbeam with Burlingham body. It is seen in ex-service condition, during its early stages of preservation.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1971, St Leger Bus Rally, Doncaster
170. VRD188
Oops, every trolleybus crew's nightmare, Reading Corporation 188, VRD188, a Sunbeam F4A with Burlingham H68F body new in 1961 depoled at Cemetery Junction Reading.
Photo taken Monday 19 February 1968, London Road, Cemetery Junction
171. 296LJ
Bournemouth trolley 296, 296LJ, a Sunbeam MF2B with Weymann H65D body, which entered service on 16/7/1962 and is seen here on the last weekend of the Bournemouth system in April 1969.
Photo taken April 1969, The Square, Bournemouth
172. 297LJ
Bournemouth trolley 297, 297LJ, a Sunbeam MF2B with Weymann H65D body, seen here at the garage on the last weekend of the Bournemouth system in April 1969.
Photo taken April 1969, Bournemouth Garage
173. 297LJ
Bournemouth trolley 297, 297LJ, a Sunbeam MF2B with Weymann H65D body from 1962 seen here on the last weekend of the Bournemouth system.
Photo taken April 1969, Bournemouth Pier
174. 297LJ
Bournemouth 297, 297LJ, is a Sunbeam MF2B with Weymann H65D body dating from 1962, looking very smart at the 1989 Sandtoft Gathering.
Photo taken August 1989, Sandtoft
175. 299LJ
Bournemouth Corporation Transport 299, 299LJ, a Sunbeam trolleybus with Weymann bodywork built in 1962.
Photo taken 1968, Trolleybus turntable Terminus, Christchurch
176. 299LJ
Bournemouth Corporation Transport 299, 299LJ, a Sunbeam trolleybus with Weymann bodywork built in 1962.
Photo taken 1968, Trolleybus turntable Terminus, Christchurch
177. 301LJ
Bournemouth 301, 301LJ, was a Weymann-bodied Sunbeam trolleybus dating from as late as 1962.
Photo taken August 1968, Christchurch