SCT '61 Photo Index
Birmingham City
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1. AOG674
Service vehicles are non-frequent visitors to these pages. When this picture was taken, I hadn't realised the significance of AOG674 as being formerly a 1935 Daimler COG5 with NCME body (674) in the Birmingham City Transport Fleet.
Photo taken August 1968, Perry Barr Garage, Birmingham
2. CVP207
Birmingham's standard double decker in the late nineteen thirties was the Daimler COG5 with Birmingham designed MCW body. Dating from 1937, 1107, CVP207, had a twenty two year career with Birmingham before being eventually purchased for preservation.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 2010, Chatsworth
3. CVP207
Seen on the A23, Brighton Road, taking part in the H.C.V.C. Rally is ex-Birmingham 1107, CVP207, a Daimler COG5 with Metro-Cammell H30/24R, new in 1937.
Photo taken Sunday 1 May 1966, A23, Brighton Road, somewhere south of Crawley
4. EOG243
Laurie, Hamilton (t/a Chieftain) 40, EOG243, was a Leyland TD6c with an M.C.C.W. H28/24R body new as Birmingham 243 in 1939. It was acquired by Laurie in May 1952 as number 39 and was renumbered to 40 when later fitted with doors. Seen at the garage, it passed to Bird (dealer), Stratford-upon-Avon in 1961 and was scrapped.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Hamilton Garage
5. FOF171
Say, Gloucester, FOF171, a Ex-Birmingham City Transport M.C.C.W. bodied Daimler COG5 new in 1939 seen at Say's garage after withdrawal.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Gloucester
6. FON326
Stevenson, Spath 19, FON326, seen in the Wetmore Road bus park in Burton-upon-Trent, was a Leyland TD7 with a Leyland H30/26R body which had been new as Birmingham 1326 in 1942. It was acquired in July 1954 and was withdrawn in June 1964 when it passed to Moseley (dealer), Loughborough and was scrapped.
Photo taken Friday 2 October 1959, Wetmore Road Bus Park, Burton
7. FOP364
Not long before the takeover by Westcliff, Canvey/Benfleet had purchased a large number of utility bodied Daimlers from Birmingham Corporation, some of which had long careers with Westcliff, Eastern National and finally Southend. FOP364 (Birmingham 1364) was one of these, with Duple body, photographed in the yard of Fairfax Drive depot on 13th February 1955. It is probably in green livery, but with Westcliff fleetname and carries its Eastern National fleet number 1197.
Photo taken Sunday 13 February 1955, Fairfax Drive Depot, Southend
8. HOJ396
Birmingham 296, HOJ396, was one of two pre-production Leyland PD2/1s and had Leyland H30/26R bodywork dating from 1947. It was withdrawn shortly after this visit by The Omnibus Touring Circle.
Photo taken Sunday 15 October 1967, Birmingham
9. HOV707
Birmingham 1707, HOV707, was one of a batch of 100 Leyland PD2/1 with Brush H30/24R bodies new in 1948, at Perry Barr Garage.
Photo taken Sunday 15 October 1967, Perry Barr Garage, Birmingham
10. HOV743
Birmingham 1743, HOV743, a Leyland PD2/1 with Brush H30/24R body of 1948.
Photo taken 1966, Bull Ring, Birmingham
11. HOV845
Birmingham 1845, HOV845, a Daimler CVG6, one of eighty-seven, dating from 1949 with Metro-Cammell H30/24R body of typical Birmingham style is seen at Perry Barr Garage.
Photo taken Sunday 15 October 1967, Perry Barr Garage, Birmingham
12. HOV865
Birmingham 1865, HOV865, a Daimler CVG6 with MCW H30/24R body of 1949.
Photo taken 1965, Navigation Street, Birmingham
13. HOV923
Birmingham C T 1923, HOV923, a Daimler CVG6/Met-Cam H54R built in 1949 caught me on the hop as I waited for another bus. This was the only exposed radiator Daimler I saw on my visit.
Photo taken August 1968, Corporation Street, Birmingham
14. JOJ139
One of fifty Leyland H28/26R bodied Leyland PD2/1s new in 1949, 2139, JOJ139, is seen at Hockley Garage on a visit by The Omnibus Touring Circle.
Photo taken Sunday 15 October 1967, Hockley Garage, Birmingham
15. JOJ183
Outside Hockley Garage JOJ183, Birmingham 2183, is a Leyland PD2/1 with Park Royal H29/25R body and dates from 1949/50, being one of fifty new at that time, the first sixteen, including 2183, entering service in late 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 15 October 1967, Hockley Garage, Birmingham
16. JOJ214
Seen at Birmingham’s Rosebery Street garage is 2214, JOJ214, one of fifty Leyland PD2/1s delivered in 1950 with Park Royal H29/25R bodies.
Photo taken Sunday 15 October 1967, Rosebery Street Garage, Birmingham
17. JOJ223
Birmingham 2223, JOJ223, a Leyland PD2/1 with Park Royal H29/25R body, new in 1950. It was withdrawn in 1969.
Photo taken 1966, Edmund Street, Birmingham
18. JOJ245
Preserved Birmingham City 2245, JOJ245, a Leyland PS2 with Weymann B34F body, one of a batch of 30 new in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 27 September 2009, Duxford
19. JOJ249
Birmingham 2249, JOJ249, a Leyland Tiger PS2/1 built in 1950 with Weymann B34F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Newcastle-under-Lyme Garage
20. JOJ255
One of the famous Birmingham Tigers, 2255, JOJ255, photographed at Crich August 1971, Bank Holiday Monday.
Photo taken Monday 30 August 1971, Crich Tramway Museum
21. JOJ255
A picture taken at the end of the Birmingham Outer Circle run of 18 June 1972. In the foreground are Birmingham 2255, JOJ255, and 2231, JOJ231, Leyland Tiger PS2s followed by a pair of Sentinels from Browns of Donington, including HAW373 nearest the camera. In the background can be seen Barton's Charabanc, SELNEC Leyland National EX30 and a Southdown double decker registered JCD??.
Photo taken Sunday 18 June 1972, Birmingham Outer Circle Run
22. JOJ489
Birmingham City Transport bought huge numbers of new buses in the early post war years. 2489, JOJ489, is a 1950 Crossley DD42/7 with Crossley bodywork to Birmingham's standard design.
Photo taken 1996, Heart of the Pennines Rally, Halifax
23. JOJ489
Birmingham 2489, JOJ489, a Crossley DD42/6 with a Crossley H30/24R body, new in 1950
Photo taken 1996, Manchester Science Museum
24. JOJ536
Former Birmingham City 2536, JOJ536, in WM livery navigates around the Fox and Goose Roundabout at the intersection of the A47 and A4040 Outer Circle in Ward End on its way to the city. Behind me is Stechford Lane where I had"digs" during and after University. This roundabout was replaced many years ago by a traffic light controlled junction. Behind me to the right would have been the Beaufort cinema - also long gone.
Photo taken Tuesday 16 January 1973, Fox & Goose Roundabout B8
25. JOJ548
Preserved ex-Birmingham 2548, JOJ548, a Guy Arab IV with a Metro Cammell body, new in 1950
Photo taken Sunday 4 November 2012, Lincoln
26. JOJ663
Two hundred and twenty Daimler CVD6s with Metro-Cammell H30/24R bodies entered service in 1951 in two batches (2061-2130 with exposed radiators and 2626-2775 with concealed radiators). 2663, JOJ663, seen at Hockley Garage was typical of the second batch of these.
Photo taken Sunday 15 October 1967, Hockley Garage, Birmingham
27. JOJ799
Birmingham CT 2799, JOJ799, a Daimler CVG6 with Crossley H30/25R body of 1952, on the route from Hamstead to Yardley, one of a very small number of routes in Birmingham which ran across the city via the centre.
Photo taken 1970, Hamstead Road/Villa Road, Handsworth, Birmingham
28. JOJ823
West Midlands PTE 2823, JOJ823, a Daimler CVG6 built in 1952 with Crossley H30/25R bodywork. This had been new to Birmingham 22 years earlier and still looked in good condition.
Photo taken August 1974, Dudley Bus Station
29. JOJ897
West Midlands P.T.E. 2897, JOJ897, a Daimler CVG6 with Crossley H30/25R body, new to Birmingham City Transport in 1952.
Photo taken Summer 1970, Worcester Streeet, Birmingham
30. JOJ964
Birmingham (West Midlands PTE) 2964, JOJ964, was one of the 1952 batch of Guy Arab IVs with an MCCW H30/25R body.
Photo taken 1970, New Street, Birmingham
31. JOJ840
Birmingham City Transport JOJ840, a Daimler CVG6 with Crossley H30/25R built in 1953 rests between duties at Perry Barr. Somewhere along the line, the traditional "New Look" radiator has been replaced with a much plainer one, although embellished with a "BCT" badge.
Photo taken August 1968, Perry Barr Garage, Birmingham
32. MOF102
Ex-Birmingham Corporation 3102, MOF102, a 1953 Metro-Cammell bodied Guy Arab now operated by Bellvue Coaches of Manchester, dropping off wedding guests in Oxford Road Manchester.
Photo taken Saturday 13 September 2014, Manchester University, Oxford Road, Manchester
33. MOF102
A rear view of Birmingham Corporation 3102, MOF102, a 1953 Metro-Cammell H30/25R bodied Guy Arab IV parked in a busy Bridge Street at Bakewell. Owned by K & R Walsh of Manchester it seemed to be operating a shuttle service possibly in connection with the Bakewell Festival of Baking which was taking place just to the left of where it was parked.
Photo taken Saturday 8 June 2013, Bridge Street, Bakewell
34. MOF102
Birmingham Corporation 3102, MOF102, a 1953 Metro-Cammell H30/25R bodied Guy Arab IV parked in a busy Bridge Street at Bakewell. Owned by K & R Walsh of Manchester it seemed to be operating a shuttle service possibly in connection with the Bakewell Festival of Baking which was taking place just to the left of where it was parked.
Photo taken Saturday 8 June 2013, Bridge Street, Bakewell
35. MOF9
Birmingham 3009, MOF9, a Guy Arab IV with Metro Cammell body looked in good order as it operated local tours during the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza weekend.
Photo taken Monday 4 May 2015, Mostyn Crescent, Llandudno
36. MOF9
Rear view of preserved ex-Birmingham 3009, MOF9, a Guy Arab IV with Metro Cammell body, new in 1953
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2004, Watercress Line Rally, Alton
37. MOF9
Preserved ex-Birmingham 3009, MOF9, a Guy Arab IV with Metro Cammell body, new in 1953
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2004, Watercress Line Rally, Alton
38. LOG302
Former Birmingham Corporation 3002, LOG302, is a 1954 Daimler CL5 with Metro-Cammell H30/25R body, restored to full livery complete with the "Forward" City Coat of Arms.
Photo taken Sunday 28 November 2010, Original AMRTM at Witton, Birmingham
39. MOF193
West Midlands PTE 3193, MOF193, a Daimler CVG6 built in 1954 with Crossley H30/25R bodywork. This had been new to Birmingham Corporation.
Photo taken April 1970, Colmore Row, Birmingham
40. MOF225
Birmingham 3225, MOF225, a Daimler CVG6 with Crossley body, new in 1954
Photo taken May 1997, Manchester Science Museum
41. 333GON
West Midlands PTE 3333, 333GON, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1963 with Metro-Cammell H43/33F bodywork. This had been new to Birmingham.
Photo taken April 1977, Bull Street, Birmingham
42. BON451C
West Midlands PTE 3451, BON451C, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LXSD built in 1965 with Marshall B37F bodywork. This had been new to Birmingham. Later Fleetline single deckers would have the more familiar SRG designation.
Photo taken April 1977, Dale End, Birmingham
43. BON472C
Birmingham crest on preserved Fleetline single decker 3472.
44. BON472C
Birmingham became the first operator to run single deck Daimler Fleetlines when it took delivery of a batch with Marshall bodywork in 1965. Seen here is 3472, BON472C. The body seated 37 which was much lower than later examples which were designed as single deckers from the off rather than adapted double deck chassis as is the case here. Later examples would have the engine enclosed and be designated SRG (for Saloon rear Gardener) rather than the CRG of the double deck chassis.
Photo taken Saturday 1 December 2012, Manchester Museum of Transport
45. BON472C
Rear view of preserved Birmingham City Transport 3472, BON472C, a Daimler Fleetline with Marshall B37F body new in 1965
Photo taken Sunday 1 July 2012, North Weald
46. BON514C
Birmingham 3514, BON514C, a Daimler Fleetline with Park Royal H72F body from 1965 sits at the former tram service 2 terminus at Erdington with the conductor having a break, before setting off for the City centre
Photo taken August 1968, Sutton Road, Erdington, Birmingham
47. KOX663F
Another view of KOX663F, an A E C Swift MP2R built in 1967 with Metro-Cammell B37D+30 dual entrance bodywork, new to Birmingham but restored as West Midlands 3663.
Photo taken Sunday 23 March 2014, Shenstone Drive, Aldridge
48. KOX663F
KOX663F, an A E C Swift MP2R built in 1967 with Metro-Cammell B37D+30 dual entrance bodywork has been restored as West Midlands 3663 and was a surprise visitor to AMRTM running day but not in service.
Photo taken Sunday 23 March 2014, Shenstone Drive, Aldridge
49. KOX663F
Mid Warwickshire Motors KOX663F, an A E C Swift MP2R built in 1967 with Metro-Cammell B37D+30 bodywork.
Photo taken August 1980, Balsall Common
50. KOX773F
My first adult visit to Birmingham with a camera, and I found this high level view onto Station Street showing the distinctive bus stops alongside 3773, KOX773F, on service 24 to Warstock with the "From City" displayed. The khaki roof can be seen from this height. Plenty of interest if the bus is a bit too standard for some of us!
Photo taken August 1968, Station Street, Birmingham