SCT '61 Photo Index
Bradford Corporation
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1.
This view shows the short stretch of tram track at Bradford's Thornbury Depot and Works. It was used between 1958 and 1963 for occasional outings by Bradford tram 104 for occasional special excursions. The tram drew power from the trolleybus wires, with a special connection to allow the return current to be transmitted via the negative wire.
Photo taken 1961, Thornbury Works
2.
Saltaire depot with tram no.239.
Photo taken Sunday 12 June 1938, Bingley Road, Saltaire
3.
Preserved Bradford Tram 104
Photo taken Saturday 14 September 1963, approach road to Thornbury Works
4.
Bradford 104 was the decorated last tram in 1950. After a brief sojourn at a farm on Baildon Moor, then as a scoreboard at Odsal rugby stadium it was restored in 1958. Between then and 1963 it was allowed to run "excursions" on the short stretch of track still in situ at Thornbury Works, using the trolleybus wires then in regular use. It is now a static exhibit at the city's Industrial Museum.
Photo taken 1961, Thornbury Works, Bradford
5. KW2260
This Leyland Lion seen at the Keighley Bus Museum awaiting restoration is the oldest known Bradford City Transport bus. Dating from 1927 this Lion PLSC3 carries a Leyland B36R body. It was 325 KW2260 in the Bradford fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 8 June 2014, Keighley Bus Museum
6.
Second shot of preserved Bradford Tram 104.
Photo taken Saturday 14 September 1963, approach road to Thornbury Works
7. 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
8. 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
9. KY9210
Bradford service fleet 049, KY9120, is a gritting vehicle converted in 1952 from bus 415.
Photo taken early 1960s, Bowling Bus Depot
10. AAK427
This 1935 AEC 661T seen in Union Street was new with an English Electric H60R body, altered to H58R about 1936, but was rebodied in 1947 with an NCB body seating H30/26R and carried fleet number 625, AAK427.
Photo taken Friday 26 April 1957, Union Street, Bradford
11. 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
12. 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
13. 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
14. 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
15. 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
16. 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
17. 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
18. DKY4
Bradford 731, DKY731 and 702, DKY4 in collision. Location and date not known but presumably along Manningham Lane route as 731 has Saltaire as destination. 702 was rebodied in 1956 so presumably prior to then.
Photo taken Manningham Lane, Bradford
19. DKY4
A second view of the collision between DKY731 and DKY4 in Bradford, somewhere along the Manningham Lane route
Photo taken Manningham Lane, Bradford
20. DKY478
Seen in Bird's scrapyard at Stratford-upon-Avon is ex-Bradford 478, DKY478. This had been new in 1943 and was a Daimler CWA6 with a Duple H30/26R body.
Photo taken Saturday 18 October 1958, Bird's scrapyard, Stratford-upon-Avon
21. DKY479
Wartime Bradford Daimler CWA6 479, DKY479, new in November 1943 with Duple UH30/26R body is seen in Manchester Road. Upholstered seats were fitted from withdrawn vehicles in the early post war period and it lasted until May 1958 after which it passed to Bayliss, Creca in Scotland for further use.
Photo taken Friday 26 April 1957, Manchester Road, Bradford
22. 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. The others were used for spares, then scrapped, but this entered service in 1957 reseated to B30C and numbered T403. It was then rebodied by East Lancs. as H39/32F in 1959. Withdrawn in 1971 it was sold to Autospares of Bingley for scrap.
Photo taken Sunday 7 March 1971, Saltaire Terminus
23. CBX530
Bradford trolley 775, CBX530, a Karrier W new in 1944 which was ex Llanelly & District and was rebodied with the East Lancs H35/28R body before entering service in Bradford.
Photo taken August 1968, Town Hall Square roundabout, Bradford
24. 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
25. 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
26. 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
27. 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
28. 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
29. GHN571B
Bradford 791, GHN571, a Karrier W new in 1944 to Darlington, bought by Bradford in 1957 and rebodied by East Lancs H39/32F the following year.
Photo taken c. 1970, Greengates Terminus
30. 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
31. 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
32. 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
33. GHN575
Bradford 793, GHN575, an ex-Darlington Karrier W of 1944, and rebodied by East Lancs in 1958.
Photo taken 1971, Thackley Corner, Bradford
34. CBX531
Bradford 776, CBX531, in Shipley centre bound for Saltaire, a Karrier W new in 1945 to Llanelli, bought by Bradford in 1953 and rebodied by East Lancs H35/28RD before entering service.
Photo taken c. 1970, Briggate, Shipley
35. CBX601
Bradford 778, CBX601, a Karrier W, new to Llanelly in 1945, bought by Bradford in 1953 and rebodied by East Lancs.
Photo taken c. March 1969, Clayton Terminus
36. 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
37. 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
38. 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
39. 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
40. DKY703
Bradford 703, DKY703, a Karrier W with East Lancs H37/29F body, new in 1945 and rebodied in 1960.
Photo taken Monday 24 April 1967, Gaumont Cinema, Thornton Road
41. DKY703
Interior downstairs shot of Bradford 703, DKY703, a Karrier W with East Lancs H37/29F body, new in 1945 and rebodied in 1960.
Photo taken Monday 24 April 1967, Thornton Terminus
42. 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
43. 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
44. DKY703
Crew of Bradford Trolley DKY703 at Thornton
Photo taken Monday 24 April 1967, Thornton Terminus
45. DKY704
Bradford 704, DKY704, turns at the distinctive Prudential Assurance Buildings loop.
Photo taken Wednesday 1 September 1971, Tyrrel Street loop, Bradford
46. 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
47. 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
48. DKY706
Bradford 706, DKY706, a 1945 Karrier W with 1960 East Lancs front-entrance body.
Photo taken c. 1970, Duckworth Lane Terminus
49. DKY706
It's the early evening of Friday 24 March 1972 the last day of public service for trolleybuses in the UK and Bradford 706, DKY706, a 1945 Karrier W with 1960 East Lancs H37/29F body sets down passengers in Tyrell Street after working a service 8 from Duckworth Lane. The start of an evening of trolleybus riding for myself and my brother.
Photo taken Friday 24 March 1972, Tyrrel Street, Bradford
50. DKY706
A little after 11.15pm on Friday 24 March 1972, and Bradford Karrier W East Lancs 706, DKY706, having worked the 10.55 service 8 from the City Centre to Duckworth Lane, the last scheduled journey, enters Duckworth Lane depot under the glare of television lights. The replacement Leyland Atlanteans lurk in the background.
Photo taken Friday 24 March 1972, Duckworth Lane Depot
51. DKY707
Bradford 707, DKY707, a Karrier W new in 1945 and rebodied by East Lancs in 1960.
Photo taken c. March 1969, Thornton Terminus
52. DKY708
Bradford 708, DKY708, a Karrier W new in 1945 and rebodied by East Lancs H37/29F in 1959.
Photo taken c. 1970, Thornton Terminus
53. DKY710
Back and forth. Bradford's East Lancs rebuilt Karrier W trolleybuses 710 and 732 (DKY710 and DKY732) are seen operating the busy Duckworth Lane route during the final year of operation. They are seen at the depot stop which is now - unsurprisingly - the site of a supermarket. Note that 732 was, in spite of the destination blind, still outward bound at this point.
Photo taken 1971, Duckworth Lane, Bradford
54. 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
55. 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
56. 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
57. DKY712
Bradford trolley 712, DKY712, a 1945 Karrier W, rebodied by East Lancs in 1960
Photo taken February 1972, Leeds Road/Amberley Street, Bradford
58. DKY712
Bradford trolley 712, DKY712, a 1945 Karrier W, rebodied by East Lancs in 1960
Photo taken August 1968, Sunbridge Road end/Tyrrel Street, Bradford
59. 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
60. DKY712
Booms outstretched, Bradford 712, DKY712, awaits departure of the final Last Trolleybus Weekend tour.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1972, Thornton Road, Bradford
61. 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
62. 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
63. DKY713
Bradford trolley 713, DKY713, a 1945 Karrier W, rebodied by East Lancs in 1960
Photo taken February 1972, Duckworth Lane Depot
64. DKY713
Bradford Corporation 713, DKY713, a Karrier W new in 1945 and rebodied by East Lancs H37/29F in 1960, followed by 727, DKY727.
Photo taken August 1968, Thornton Road, Bradford
65. DKY713
Bradford 713, DKY713, looks elegant in the late afternoon sunshine as it approaches Thornton terminus during the last few weeks of trolleybus operation.
Photo taken March 1972, approaching Thorton Terminus
66. DKY714
Bradford trolley 714, DKY714, a 1945 Karrier W, rebodied by East Lancs in 1959
Photo taken January 1969, Allerton Terminus
67. DKY714
Bradford 714, DKY714, a 1945 Karrier W, rebodied by East Lancs in 1959
Photo taken August 1968, Gaumont Cinema, Thornton Road, Bradford
68. 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
69. DKY718
Bradford 718, DKY718, a Karrier W, new in 1945 and rebodied by East Lancs in 1957.
Photo taken c. March 1969, Tyrrel Street, Bradford
70. 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
71. DKY723
Bradford 723, DKY723, squeezes through the "pinch" at Idle en-route to Thornbury depot after its afternoon peak duty.
Photo taken June 1971, Town Lane, Idle
72. DKY733
Bradford 733, DKY733, exits the Thornbury terminus loop into Leeds Road, with the offices of the erstwhile English Electric factory as a backdrop.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1971, Thornbury terminus, Bradford
73. 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
74. GHN574
Bradford 792, GHN574 is now a regular runner at Sandtoft's Open Days.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 2009, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
75.
Interior of Bradford trolleybus with conductor making up his waybill, a typical scene in the days of Bradford City Transport.
Photo taken late 1971, Thornton Terminus
76. 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
77. CBX912
Bradford CT 782, CBX912, a Karrier W with East Lancs. H35/28RD body. New to Llanelly & District in 1946 with a Park Royal body, it was acquired as a chassis by BCT in 1952/53, and stored until rebodied as shown in 1956, having been rebuilt with eight feet wide axles. Withdrawn in 1971 it went to Autospares for scrap.
Photo taken August 1970, Thornton Road, Bradford
78. CBX913
Bradford 783, CBX913, a 1946 Karrier W new to Llanelly, rebodied by Bradford with a East Lancs rear-entrance body.
Photo taken c. March 1969, Thornbury Depot
79. DKY
The trolleybus in the trees! An unidentified DKY series Karrier W with 1959 East Lancs. H37/28F body at the Duckworth Lane turnround, with Bradford Royal Infirmary in the background.
Photo taken c. 1970, Duckworth Lane Terminus
80. DKY703
Bradford 703, DKY703, pauses for a photo opportunity during the final Last Trolleybus Weekend tour prior to total system closure later in the day.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1972, Toller Lane, Bradford
81. DKY712
Booms outstretched, Bradford 712, DKY712, trails a row of trolleybuses awaiting departure of the final Last Trolleybus Weekend tour.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1972, Thornton Road, Bradford
82. DKY720
Bradford bought many second hand trolleys in the 1950s and seen here is a rear view of 783, CBX913, a 1946 Karrier W new to Llanelly & District. Bradford bought the chassis from South Wales when the Llanelly system closed in 1953 and had new East Lancs bodies fitted. Heading back into the city is 720, DKY720, is a 1946 Karrier W bought new by Bradford and rebodied by East Lancs in 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 19 May 1962, Leeds Road, Thornbury
83. DKY720
Bradford No.720, DKY720, arriving at Clayton terminus (top of the Avenue) on a cold December day
Photo taken December 1968, Clayton Terminus
84. 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
85. 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
86. DKY722
Bradford 722, DKY722, was a Karrier dating from 1946, rebodied by East Lancs in 1957.
Photo taken circa 1968, Buttershaw
87. DKY723
Bradford 723, DKY723, a 1946 Karrier W with 1957 East Lancs rear-entrance body
Photo taken August 1968, Gaumont Cinema, Thornton Road
88. DKY723
Bradford 723, DKY723, is seen entering Dudley Hill Road which last saw regular passenger services in 1964. This section, from Bolton Junction to Laisterdyke, was retained for Thornbury depot workings until the closure of the Greengates and Saltaire routes in 1971.
Photo taken June 1971, Pelham Road/Dudley Hill Road
89. DKY726
Bradford 726, DKY726, a Karrier W new in 1946 rebodied H37/28F in 1959.
Photo taken c. March 1969, Tyrrel Street, Bradford
90. 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
91. 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
92. DKY728
Bradford 728, DKY728, a 1946 Karrier W with a 1959 East Lancs front-entrance body, alongside Duckworth Lane terminus, about to go down Squire Lane to take up an Allerton working.
Photo taken c. 1970/1, nr Duckworth Lane Terminus
93. DKY728
Municipal Coat of Arms - Bradford coat of arms on trolley DKY728
Photo taken April 1968, Thornton
94. DKY728
Bradford 728, DKY728, was Karrier W dating from 1946 rebuilt with an East Lancs body in 1959.
Photo taken c.1966
95. DKY730
Bradford 730, DKY730, a Karrier W, new in 1946 and rebodied by East Lancs in 1959.
Photo taken c. March 1969, Thornton Road, Bradford
96. DKY731
Bradford 731, DKY731 a 1946 Karrier W trolleybus rebodied in 1959 by East Lancs H37/28F.
Photo taken c. 1970/1, Westgate, Bradford
97. 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
98. 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
99. 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
100. DKY733
Bradford 733, DKY733, a Karrier W, new in 1946 and rebodied by East Lancs in 1959.
Photo taken c. March 1969, Duckworth Lane, Bradford
101. DKY734
Bradford 734, DKY734, a Karrier W, new in 1946 and rebodied by East Lancs in 1959.
Photo taken c. March 1969, Thornton Terminus
102. 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
103. 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
104. DKY735
Bradford trolley 735, DKY735, a 1946 Karrier W with 1959 East Lancs front-entrance body.
Photo taken February 1972, Tyrrel Street, Bradford
105. DKY735
Bradford 735, DKY735, a Karrier W, new in 1946 and rebodied by East Lancs in 1959.
Photo taken c. March 1969, adjacent to the Depot, Duckworth Lane
106. DKY735
Bradford 735, DKY735, a 1946 Karrier W with 1959 East Lancs front-entrance body.
Photo taken c. March 1969, Allerton Road, Four Lane Ends, Bradford
107. DKY735
Duckworth Lane at 8.15pm on Friday 24 March 1972, and Bradford 735, DKY735, a 1946 Karrier W chassis with 1959 East Lancs H37/29F bodywork arrives in the turning circle ready to return to the City Centre. I wonder what the queue of passengers returning from visiting hour at Bradford Royal Infirmary thought when half the passengers stayed on the bus for the return journey. This turning circle was extremely tight for the replacement motor buses which were 33ft long and was subsequently replaced by one at the other side of the road.
Photo taken Friday 24 March 1972, Duckworth Lane, Bradford
108. DKY737
Bradford 737, DKY737, is preserved at the Bradford Industrial Museum and shares a very restricted exhibition area with Bradford tram 104, which is almost un-photographable, except when they open the doors in summer.
Photo taken Friday 5 February 2010, at Bradford Industrial Museum
109. 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
110. 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
111. 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
112. DKY739
Bradford 739, DKY739, enters the turning circle at Duckworth Lane. Note the massive Bradford Royal Infirmary in the background.
Photo taken 1971, Duckworth Lane Terminus
113. DKY739
1946 Karrier W with 1959 East Lancs. H37/28F body, no 739, DKY739.
Photo taken c. 1970, Squire Lane/Duckworth Lane Terminus
114. 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
115. JWW375
Bradford 845, ex-Mexborough & Swinton JWW375, prepares to depart from Whetley Lane on the busy Duckworth Lane service.
Photo taken 1971, Whetley Hill/Whetley Lane, Bradford
116. HLW141
Bradford 401, HLW141, AEC Regent III with Park Royal H30/26R body, new in June 1947 as London Transport RT154, bought by Bradford in May 1958
Photo taken Friday 20 March 1964, Cottingley Road/Florida Road, Sandy Lane
117. HLW159
Preserved Bradford City Transport 410, HLW159, an AEC RT with Park Royal body, ex London Transport RT172 new in September 1947 and sold to Bradford in 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2007, Ilkley
118. HLW159
Bradford 410, HLW159, a former London Transport AEC Regent RT that entered service with London Transport in 1947 as RT172. It entered Bradford service in 1958 retaining its roof top number box and narrow destination aperture.
Photo taken Sunday 13 October 2013, at Skipton Bus Station
119. HLX232
Seen in Union Street eight days after entering service with Bradford is one of the twenty-five ex-London AECs, this one having a Park Royal body of the standard H30/26R form. Fleet number 418 was carried by HLX232 (Ex-London RT415).
Photo taken Sunday 18 May 1958, Union Street, Bradford
120. HLX234
All awaiting their final move to the scrap dealers were (left) Bradford 30, FKY30, a Weymann-bodied Regent III of 1950, (centre) 802, HUF49, an ex-Brighton BUT/Weymann trolleybus of 1948 and (right) 420, HLX234, former London RT417 with a Park Royal body of 1947.
Photo taken 1964, Thornbury Works
121. EKU523
Bradford had only six Crossleys and the last of them 523, EKU523, a DD42/7 with Crossley's own bodywork new in 1948 with H30/26R body but reseated to H32/26R in 1956, was caught here in Union Street.
Photo taken Friday 26 April 1957, Union Street, Bradford
122. EKU537
This AEC Regent III, EKU537, with NCB H30/26R body, new in March 1948, was number 537 in the Bradford fleet and is seen in Union Street.
Photo taken Sunday 13 May 1956, Union Street, Bradford
123. EKU541
Bradford CT Gritter Wagon/Snow Plough 064, EKU541. An AEC Regent III 0961 originally with Northern Coachbuilders H30/26R body new in 1948 and numbered 541, it was withdrawn as a bus in 1961 and converted to this form, becoming 041 in the ancilliary fleet. It was renumbered 064 in 1971, and again to 026 later. Withdrawn by early 1974, it passed to a Barnsley breaker just before the WYPTE takeover.
Photo taken Sunday 7 March 1971, Bankfoot Depot
124. EKY544
EKY544 was one of ten Daimler CVD6s with Brush H33/26R bodies acquired by Green Bus, Rugeley from Bradford in July 1959 (EKY 544-550) and in November 1959 (EKY 551-553). Green Bus numbered it 44.
Photo taken Sunday 22 March 1964, Elmore Lane Depot, Rugeley
125. EKY546
Green Bus, Rugeley, 31, EKY546, a Daimler CVD6 built 1948 with Brush H30/26R bodywork. This had been new as Bradford 546, acquired by Green Bus in July 1959.
Photo taken early 1960s, Rugeley Garage
126. EKY550
Green Bus Company, Rugeley 39, EKY550, seen at the Rugeley garage, was a Daimler CVD6 with a Brush H30/26R body which had been new as Bradford 550 in 1948. Between September and November 1959 Green Bus acquired all ten of the Bradford batch 544-553.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Rugeley Garage
127. EKY553
Seen in Nelson Street is Bradford 553, EKY553, the last of a batch of ten Daimler CVD6 new in 1948 with Brush H30/26R bodywork, later reseated to H33/26R.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1957, Nelson Street, Bradford
128. 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
129. FWX912
Bradford 842, ex-Mexborough & Swinton FWX912, negotiates the turning circle at Wibsey terminus.
Photo taken 1971, High Street, Wibsey
130. 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
131. FWX912
Following the closure of the Bradford trolleybus system a considerable number of vehicles went for preservation or in some cases for spares for fellow survivors. 842, FWX912, one of the former Mexborough and Swinton Sunbeam F4 chassis that received new East Lancs H37/29F bodies was purchased specifically for breaking for spares and was dismantled at Sandtoft where it is seen on the occasion of the 1973 gathering.
Photo taken Sunday 29 July 1973, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
132. FWX913
Bradford Corporation 843, FWX913, Sunbeam/East Lancs ex-Mexborough & Swinton, turning into Sunbridge Road from Tyrrel Street (yellow box junction and Ford Cortina permitting).
Photo taken August 1968, Tyrrel Street, turning into Sunbridge Road, Bradford
133. FWX913
Another view of the final scheduled Bradford Trolleybus, the last conductor to issue tickets on a trolleybus on UK's roads (from memory as I think tickets for the weekend specials had to be pre-booked) has just got off 843.
Photo taken Friday 24 March 1972, Duckworth Lane Depot
134. FWX913
Bradford 843, FWX913, a Sunbeam F4, new in 1948 as a single decker to Mexborough & Swinton, bought by Bradford in 1961 and rebodied by East Lancs.
Photo taken c. March 1969, passing Thornbury Depot
135. FWX913
Bradford 843, FWX913, a Sunbeam F4 new in 1948 to Mexborough & Swinton, rebodied by East Lancs in 1961, at Thornbury Terminus of route 7
Photo taken c. 1970/1, Leeds Old Road, Thornbury
136. FWX913
Thornton terminus at 9.28pm on Friday 24 March 1972 and Bradford 843, FWX913, a former Mexborough and Swinton 1948 Sunbeam F4 chassis with a 1962 East Lancs body waits for the photographers to finish before departing for the City Centre. In the window at the top of the stairs can be seen four paper notices, a typical Bradford practice, one of which was the trolleybus abandonment notice which somehow mysteriously fell off during the return journey.
Photo taken Friday 24 March 1972, Close Head Lane, Thornton
137. FWX913
Bradford 843, FWX913, a Sunbeam F4, new in 1948 as a single decker to Mexborough & Swinton, bought by Bradford in 1961 and rebodied by East Lancs.
Photo taken c. 1970, Thornton Terminus
138. 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
139. FWX914
Bradford 844, FWX914, 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.
Photo taken August 1968, Gaumont Cinema, Thornton Road, Bradford
140. FWX914
Rear view of Bradford 844, FWX914, a Sunbeam F4 with East Lancs H37/29F body.
Photo taken August 1968, Gaumont Cinema, Thornton Road, Bradford
141. FWX914
With the recent posting of pictures of Bradford trolleybuses in service, it's worth showing another view of 844, FWX914, a Sunbeam F4 with East Lancs H37/29F body, as decorated for the last rites in 1972.
Photo taken Tuesday 21 July 2009, Keighley Bus Museum
142. FWX914
Bradford 844, FWX914, a Sunbeam F4/BTH built in 1948 with an East Lancs H37/29F body from 1963.
Photo taken September 1971, Gaumont Cinema, Thornton Road
143. FWX914
And now it's all over. After working the final departure on service 7 from City Centre to Thornton, Bradford 843, FWX914, a Sunbeam F4 East Lancs combination has run in service for the enthusiasts back to the depot before entering for the last time. Note the missing notice referred to earlier in the evening. Once inside the doors were closed the crowds drifted away and public service trolleybuses in the UK were no more - or so we thought at the time.
Photo taken Friday 24 March 1972, Duckworth Lane Depot
144. FWX914
The lettering says it all. On Sunday 26 March 1972 Bradford 844, FWX914, performed the final journeys carrying the civic party to close the Bradford trolleybus system.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1972, Leeds Road, Thornbury, Bradford
145. FWX914
A final view of Bradford 844 FWX914 entering the works road at Thornbury on 26 March 1972 followed by the ever attendant tower wagon. On the right can be seen 737 DKY737 which would have been the last trolleybus if permission had been granted for a repaint.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1972, Leeds Road, Thornbury
146. EKU745
Bradford 745, EKU745, a BUT 9611T new in 1949 with Roe H31/25R body, re-seated to H33/25R in 1955.
Photo taken January 1969, Thornton Road, Bradford
147. EKU745
Bradford 745, EKU745, was a BUT trolleybus with a Roe H31/25R body dating from 1949.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 June 1971, Thornbury Depot
148. EKU745
Bradford 745, EKU745, a BUT 9611T new in 1949 with Roe H31/25R body, re-seated to H33/25R in 1955.
Photo taken c. March 1969, Balme Street, Bradford
149. EKU746
Bradford 746, EKU746, a 1949 BUT 9611T trolleybus with Roe H58R bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 13 September 2008, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
150. EKU746
Bradford driver training trolleybus 063, EKU746, originally fleet number 746,
Photo taken August 1968, Gaumont Cinema, Thornton Road, Bradford
151. EKU746
Bradford 746, EKU746, was a BUT 9611T with Roe bodywork which entered service on 3 December 1949. Originally configured as H31/25R, it was re-seated to H33/25R in 1955/6. Withdrawn in 1963/4 it was reinstated in 1966 as number 063 and allocated to driver training duties in which role it is seen here. It performed the last MoT trolleybus driving test in this country on Friday 30 July 1971 and was withdrawn immediately afterwards.
Photo taken c.1970, Thornton Road
152. EKY555
Dating from July 1949, Bradford 555 was registered EKY555 and was a Leyland PD2/3 with Leyland H30/26R body later reseated to H33/26R. Seen here in Manchester Road, it was withdrawn at the end of August 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 24 June 1956, Manchester Road
153. EKY558
Bradford 558, EKY558, a 1949 Leyland Titan PD2/3 with Leyland body is seen at Woodhall services on the M1 towing former Nottingham trolley 493, KTV493, a 1948 BUT 9611T with Roe bodywork. The pair were on route to the Sandtoft site of the Trolleybus Museum. Both vehicles are preserved at the museum.
Photo taken 1970, at Services M1, Woodhall
154. EKY560
Seen outside Thornbury Depot is Bradford 560, EKY560, one of twenty Leyland PD2/3s with Leyland H33/26R bodies delivered in 1949, which were the first postwar Leylands in the Bradford fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 8 September 1968, Thornbury Depot
155. EKY563
Bradford 563, EKY563, a Leyland Titan PD2/3 with Leyland bodywork dating from 1949.
Photo taken 1968, Manchester Road, Bradford
156. EKY570
Bradford 570, EKY570, was an all-Leyland PD2/3 from 1949, and is seen on a Wakefield Road trolleybus replacement service.
Photo taken 1967, Hall Ings, Bradford
157. FKY10
Bradford City Transport 10, FKY10, a Weymann (H33/26R) bodied AEC Regent
Photo taken 1969, Morley Street, Bradford
158. FKY10
Bradford 10, FKY10, was one of their handsome Weymann-bodied AEC Regent IIIs.
Photo taken circa 1966, entering Morley Street, Bradford
159. FKY13
Bradford City Transport 13, FKY13, a Weymann (H33/26R) bodied AEC Regent III new in 1949
Photo taken 1969, Hall Ings, Bradford
160. FKY14
Bradford 14 meets Halifax JOC 217 at Queensbury in April 1964.
Photo taken Thursday 2 April 1964, High Street/Granby Street, Queensbury, Bradford
161. FKY18
Bradford City Transport 16, FKY16, an AEC Regent III 9612E with Weymann H33/26R body, new in 1949. Seen here, in either 1966 or 1967, climbing Horton Bank on its way from the City to Queensbury.
Photo taken 1966 or 1967, Great Horton Road, Bradford
162. FKY2
Bradford City Transport 2, FKY2, an AEC Regent III 9612E built in 1949 with Weymann H33/26R bodywork.
Photo taken April 1968, Bridge Street, Bradford
163. FKY20
Bradford 20, FKY20, a Weymann H33/26R bodied AEC Regent III new in 1949.
Photo taken June 1968, High Street, Queensbury, Bradford
164. FKY22
Bradford 22, FKY22, an A E C Regent III 96112E built in 1949 with Weymann H30/26R bodywork.
Photo taken April 1968, Bridge Street, Bradford
165. LHN781
Bradford trolley 831, LHN781, a BUT9611T with a 1962 East Lancs body, new 1949 to Darlington Corporation then sold to Doncaster Corporation, reaching Bradford in 1960
Photo taken August 1968, Market Street, Bradford
166. LHN781
Rainy day in Bradford showing Bradford 831, LHN781, a BUT 9611T built in 1949 with an East Lancashire H37/29F body from 1962.
Photo taken April 1968, Tyrrel Street, Bradford
167. LHN781
A sunny day at Saltaire and Bradford 831, LHN781, stands at the terminus. The BUT9611T had been delivered in the spring of 1949 to Darlington Corporation and entered service on 8 May as their 69, carrying a 56 seat East Lancs rear-entrance body.
Photo taken c.1970, Saltaire Terminus, Bradford
168. LHN782
Bradford 832, LHN782, a BUT 9611T trolley built in 1949 and rebodied H37/29F by East Lancs in 1962.
Photo taken December 1969, Albion Road/Thorp Garth, Idle
169. LHN783
Bradford 833, ex-Darlington LHN783, enters Clayton village along the aptly-named Pasture Lane which first saw trolleybuses in 1926.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1971, Lane End, Clayton
170. LHN784
Bradford City Transport 834, LHN784, a BUT9611T with a 1962 East Lancs body.
Photo taken 1995, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
171. LHN784
Bradford 834, former Darlington (Doncaster) LHN784, passes the Thackley short-working loop before turning left into Leeds Road en-route to Saltaire. It is now preserved at Sandtofts.
Photo taken 1971, Town Lane, Thackley Corner, Bradford
172. LHN784
Bradford 834, LHN784, an ex-Darlington BUT, takes the curve into Leeds Road from Dudley Hill Road on the then depot-only link from the Saltaire/Greengates routes.
Photo taken June 1971, Killinghall Road, Laisterdyke, Leeds Road, Bradford
173. LHN784
Bradford trolley 834, LHN784, ex-Darlington and then ex-Doncaster, at the turning circle outside Midland Hotel which was installed when the through route to Bradford Moor was severed.
Photo taken Monday 28 October 1963, outside Midland Hotel, Forster Square
174. LHN784
Bradford 834, LHN784, is one of the former Darlington/Doncaster BUT trolleybuses which were given new East Lancs bodies, now preserved at Sandtoft Museum.
Photo taken circa 1966, Albion Road/Leeds Road, Greengates
175. LHN785
Bradford trolleybus 835, LHN785, an ex-Darlington BUT/East Lancs rebuild, is seen at the short-lived Transperience Museum which featured a working trolleybus and tram line.
Photo taken Saturday 29 March 1997, Transperience Museum, Low Moor, Bradford
176. LHN785
Bradford 835, LHN785, a BUT9611T new to Darlington in 1949 and rebodied by East Lancs in 1962.
Photo taken c. March 1969, Balme Street, Bradford
177. LHN785
Bradford 835, LHN785, approaching Shipley on route 40 to Saltaire.
Photo taken c.1970, Briggate, Shipley
178. LHN78?
An unidentified Bradford trolleybus turning at the Greengates Terminus, believed to be one of the one of the rebodied ex-Doncaster (originally Darlington) BUTs, 831-5, LHN781-5.
Photo taken c. 1970, Greengates Terminus
179. NNU234
The entire fleet of Notts & Derby trolleybuses was bought by Bradford in 1952 prior to the closure of their system in 1953. This view shows NNU234, a 1949-vintage Weymann-bodied BUT trolleybus clearly showing traces of the original Notts & Derby logo.
Photo taken early September 1971, approach road to Thornbury Works, Bradford
180. NNU234
Ex Notts and Derby and Bradford trolleybus NNU234 while in the care of Bournemouth Heritage Transport Association, is undergoing restoration at Shamrock Buses, Dorset.
Photo taken Sunday 28 October 2007, Shamrock Buses, Dorset
181. FKY17
Bradford City Transport 17 & 11, FKY 17 & FKY11, and two similar unidentified vehicles, all 1950 AEC Regent III 9612E with Weymann bodies.
Photo taken 1966 or 1967, Horton Bank Top Depot
182. FKY24
Bradford 24, FKY24, was one of their handsome Weymann-bodied AEC Regent IIIs, runs in from Stanningley displaying Bradford's all-purpose destination "City".
Photo taken 1967, Leeds Old Road, Thornbury
183. FKY38
Bradford 38, FKY38, an A.E.C. 9612E Regent III with a Weymann H33/26R body seen at Thornbury Depot.
Photo taken Sunday 8 September 1968, Thornbury Depot, Bradford
184. FKY575
FKY575, Bradford 575, is a Daimler CVD6 one of six with rare Barnard H30/26R body seen here in Bolton Road. It was new in January 1950 and was withdrawn at the end of June 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 24 June 1956, Bolton Road, Bradford
185. GKU49
Bradford PD2 no.49, GKU49, about to overtake a Hebble bus.
Photo taken Saturday 27 June 1964, Bradford Road, Northowram
186. GKU53
Bradford 53, GKU53, with trolley 719 behind. 53 was a Leyland PD2/3 with Leyland H30/26R body new in 1950 - it lasted in service until 1967.
Photo taken Summer 1966, Clayton Terminus
187. GKU54
Bradford 54, GKU54, a Leyland PD2/3 with Leyland H30/26R body new in 1950 and later reseated to H33/26R is seen here in Nelson Street.
Photo taken Sunday 6 May 1956, Nelson Street, Bradford
188. GKU54
Bradford C.T. 58, 49 and 54 (GKU58/GKU49/GKU54), Leyland Titan PD2/3s with Leyland H33/26R bodies, new in 1950, withdrawn in 1969/70 and all sold to Rollinson's of Carlton for scrap in August 1970.
Photo taken August 1970, B.C.T. Thornbury Works Yard
189. 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
190. 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
191. 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
192. 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
193. JWW375
One for the coats of arms gallery. Bradford was well known for including the municipal coat of arms on the front of most of its buses in the post war period by use of these magnificent enamelled badges which I believe were produced by the Bradford firm Fattorini. The modern East Lancs bodies were also decorated with these aluminium strips. Sunbeam F4 845 was given a lower end touch up in case it was necessary to deputise for the official last trolleybus, its sister vehicle 844. For many years I possessed a set of the strips but no badge. I finally got rid of the strips only to then acquire the badge!! I took this picture prior to travelling on the final tour on the Sunday morning.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1972, Thornton Road
194. JWW375
Bradford 845, JWW375, was one of the former Mexborough & Swinton Sunbeams, rebodied by East Lancs.
Photo taken 1968, Thackley
195. 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
196. 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
197. JWW377
Bradford 847, JWW377, races down Bradford Road, Idle towards Greengates.
Photo taken 1971, Bradford Road, Idle
198. JWW377
Bradford 847, JWW377, negotiates the large Five Lane Ends roundabout (which actually has six exits).
Photo taken June 1971, Five Lane Ends, Thornton Road, Bradford
199. JWW377
Bradford 847, JWW377, pulls out of Albion Road into New Line on the Greengates terminus loop.
Photo taken 1971, New Line, Greengates
200. LHN784
Former Darlington, BUT/East Lancs 834, LHN784, is now safely preserved at Sandtofts.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1971, Clayton Terminus
201. LHN784
Bradford 834, ex Darlington LHN784, performed the last round trip on the Saltaire via Thackley route. This rather gloomy evening photo shows it at the Saltaire depot terminus on the final day.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 June 1971, Saltaire Terminus
202. BDJ83
Bradford 795, former St Helens BDJ83, takes the city-bound wires at Bolton Junction. The nearside wires were for depot workings only.
Photo taken 1971, Idle Road/Bolton Road, Bradford
203. BDJ83
Bradford 795, BDJ83, a 1951 BUT 9611T with East Lancs body, ex-St. Helens in 1958.
Photo taken c. 1970/1, Town End Terminus, Clayton
204. BDJ83
Bradford 795, BDJ83, was one of the ex St Helens, East Lancs-bodied BUTs.
Photo taken c. 1966, climbing out from Town Hall Square roundabout, Bradford
205. BDJ87
Bradford Corporation 799, BDJ87, a BUT9611T with East Lancs H35/28R body. Originally new to St Helens Corporation in 1951, sold to Bradford in 1958 and rebuilt by Roe to H35/28R from H30/26R before entering service.
Photo taken Thursday 5 August 1965, Nelson Street, Bradford
206. BDJ87
Bradford 799, BDJ87, a BUT 9611T / East Lancs trolley built in 1951 and rebuilt by Roe to H35/28R (originally H30/26R) before entering service with Bradford in 1958.
Photo taken August 1968, Little Horton Lane, Bradford
207. BDJ87
Bradford CT 799, BDJ87, a BUT 9611T with East Lancs. H35/28R body. New in 1951 to St. Helens Corporation as its 187 (later 387), it was acquired from them in 1958, and rebuilt by Roe before entering service in its new home in 1959. Withdrawn in 1971 it passed to the St. Helens Trolleybus and Transport Society for preservation as St. Helens 387.
Photo taken August 1970, Princes Way
208. BDJ87
Bradford 799, ex-St Helens BDJ87, on Pasture Lane working to Clayton
Photo taken c.1970/1, Pasture Lane, Bradford
209. BDJ89
Bradford trolley 801, BDJ89, a BUT 9611T with East Lancs body, new to St Helens in 1951 and bought by Bradford in 1958. Rebuilt by Roe to H35/28R before entering service.
Photo taken January 1969, BCT Offices, Bolton Road, Bradford
210. BDJ89
Bradford 801, BDJ89, was a BUT9611T which was new to St Helen's Corporation in January 1951 as their 189 although it was later renumbered 389. It carried an East Lancs H35/28R body.
Photo taken c.1969, Clayton Terminus
211. FKU757
Bradford 757, FKU757, a BUT 9611T/English Electric with Weymann H33/26R body, new in 1951. It was withdrawn in 1971.
Photo taken April 1967, Wibsey
212. FKU757
Bradford CT 757, FKU757, a BUT 9611T with Weymann H33/26R body, new in 1951. On a pleasant summer's day in 1970, 757 negotiates the Town Hall Square roundabout with its neat municipal flowerbeds en route for Buttershaw.
Photo taken August 1970, Town Hall Square roundabout, Bradford
213. FKU758
Bradford trolley 758, FKU758, a BUT 9611T with Weymann H30/26R body, new in 1951 and reseated to H33/26R in 1955.
Photo taken December 1968, approaching Clayton Terminus
214. FKU758
Bradford Corporation Transport 758, FKU758, a BUT 9611T with Weymann H30/26R body entering service in 1951.
Photo taken 1971, Bolton Road/Cranmer Road, Bradford
215. FKU758
Bradford 758, FKU758, was the last unrebuilt trolleybus to operate in scheduled service in the UK.
Photo taken 1971, Pasture Lane, Bradford
216. FKU758
Bradford 758, FKU758, a Weymann-bodied BUT, was one of the few un-rebodied trolleybuses operating during the final years of operation.
Photo taken circa 1968, St Enoch's Road/Watty Hall Road
217. HKW73
Bradford Corporation 73, HKW73, an AEC Regent III with East Lancs H35/26R body, new in 1952, with concealed radiator and Birmingham-style bonnet.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1964, Hall Ings, Bradford
218. HKW79
Bradford 79, HKW79, an AEC Regent III with East Lancs H30/26R body, new in 1952.
Photo taken 1966?, Florida Road, Sandy Lane, Bradford
219. HKW80
Seen in Infirmary Street, Leeds at the terminus of the jointly operated route to Bradford is Bradford 80, HKW80, an A.E.C. 9613E Regent III with an East Lancs H33/26R body new in 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 12 March 1955, Infirmary Street, Leeds
220. HKW81
Bradford 81, HKW81, seen passing the West Yorkshire Wellington Street Coach Station in Leeds was an East Lancs H33/28R bodied AEC 9613E Regent III.
Photo taken Saturday 20 September 1958, by Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
221. HKW82
Bradford City Transport HKW82, a 1952 AEC Regent III with East Lancs bodywork. Very few operators bought Regent IIIs with concealed radiators, Bradford was one as were Devon General and Hull Corporation.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2007, at Ilkley Bus Station
222. HKW82
Bradford AEC Regent III 9613E 82, HKW82, a 1952 example with an East Lancs body and a concealed radiator, heels over as it leaves Skipton bus station with a good load during the Aire Valley Running Day.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 2015, Skipton Bus Station
223. HKW82
The upper deck of preserved Bradford City Transport East Lancs bodied AEC Regent III 9613E 82, HKW82, of 1952.
Photo taken Sunday 8 October 2017, Skipton Bus Station
224. HKW83
Bradford Corporation Transport 83, HKW83, an AEC Regent III with East Lancs body dating from 1952, stands next to 33, FKY33, a Weymann H33/26R bodied AEC Regent III new in 1949.
Photo taken 1967, Bankfoot depot, Bradford
225. HKW84
Bradford Corporation Transport 84, HKW84, an AEC Regent III with East Lancs body dating from 1952, is seen fresh out of the workshop after overhaul.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1971, Thornbury Depot
226. HKW90
Bradford C.T. 90, HKW90, an AEC Regent III 9613E with East Lancs. H35/26R body, new in 1953.
Photo taken August 1970, Hall Ings, Bradford
227. OKW106
Bradford Corporation 501, OKW106, a 1958 AEC Reliance MU2RA with a Roe B44F body under a spiders web of trolleybus wiring on Thornton Road in Bradford c.1969 Originally 301, it was renumbered in 1967 & passed to West Yorkshire PTE as 2501 on its formation in 1974.
Photo taken c.1969, Thornton Road, Bradford
228. OKW107
Bradford City Transport 502, OKW107, an AEC Reliance MU2RA with Roe B44F body, new in 1958 (as 302, renumbered in 1967).
Photo taken late 1960s, Jacob's Well roundabout, Bradford
229. UKY123
Bradford City Transport 123, UKY123, an AEC Regent V 2D2RA built in 1961 with Metro-Cammell H39/31F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Hall Ings, Bradford
230. XKW832
Bradford Corporation Tower Wagon XKW832 and 833, LHN783 a 1949 BUT 9611T trolleybus with 1962 built East/Lancs H37/29F body. This Austin FG tower wagon new in 1962 attends to overhead line repairs whilst 833 gingerly squeezes by on a 46 working to, if my memory serves me right Buttershaw.
Photo taken c1970, Town Hall Square, Bradford
231. XKW833
Bradford overhead service vehicle O33, XKW833, an Austin from around 1961/2 based on the registration number.
Photo taken November 1966, Wibsey
232. YAK126
Bradford Corporation 126, YAK126, an AEC Regent V with Metro-Cammell H39/31F body, new in 1962. 126 was initially numbered A126 to indicate age but this scheme was abandoned soon after this photo was taken.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1964, Forster Square, Bradford
233. YAK131
West Yorkshire PTE Bradford District training bus 035, the former 131, YAK131, a 1962 Met Cam bodied AEC Regent V. A driver trainer from December 1974 to August 1975 it was then dumped at Ludlam Street depot where it was pictured on Christmas Day 1978.
Photo taken Monday 25 December 1978, Ludlam Street Depot
234. YAK131
West Yorkshire PTE (Bradford District) Training Bus 035 (YAK131), an AEC Regent V 2D2RA with Metro Cammell body, new to Bradford City Transport (131) in 1962 (as H39/31F).
Photo taken July 1977, Bradford Interchange
235. YKW136
Bradford 136, YKW136, an AEC Regent V with Metro-Cammell H40/30F body, first numerically of a large batch of 60, new in 1963.
Photo taken 1966, Dryden Street
236. YKW142
West Yorkshire PTE Bradford district driver training bus 036, the former 142 YKW142 an AEC Regent V with Met-Cam body of 1963 vintage. Used as a training vehicle from 1975 to 1977, it was then dumped at Ludlam Street depot where it is seen on Christmas Day 1978.
Photo taken Monday 25 December 1978, Ludlam Street Depot
237. YKW142
A rear view of West Yorkshire PTE Bradford district training bus 036 (142, YKW142) at Ludlam Street on Christmas Day 1978
Photo taken Monday 25 December 1978, Ludlam Street Depot
238. YKW143
Bradford 143, YKW143, a 1963 AEC Regent V with MCW bodywork is passed by 1952 AEC Regent III 82, HKW82, with East Lancs bodywork. The Regent V carries an experimental livery with more cream that was tried in the late 1960s but not continued.
Photo taken 1968, Cooper Lane, Buttershaw
239. YKW155
WYPTE Bradford District 2155, YKW155, an AEC Regent V 2D3RA with Metro Cammell H40/30F body, new to Bradford City Transport in 1963.
Photo taken Mid-September 1975, Great Horton Road/Union Road, Bradford
240. 6198KW
Bradford 198, 6198KW an AEC Regent V 2D3RA built in 1964 with Metro-Cammell H40/30F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Tyrrel Street, Bradford
241. 6198KW
In April 1974 on the formation of the West Yorkshire PTE, the Bradford City Transport fleet was renumbered by the addition of 2000 to the fleet number. Initially renumbering used the traditional gold transfers until the supplies of number 2 ran out after which many buses were carefully signwritten with gold paint in the correct style but without black edging. This practice soon ceased however and once supplies of the Halifax style numbers were available many blue buses received white (and in some cases black) small front numbers.
Photo taken April 1974, Ludlam Street Depot
242. 6199KW
Bradford standardised on the AEC Regent V with MCW bodywork in the early sixties. 199, 6199KW, was one of the final batch dating from 1964.
Photo taken Tuesday 26 June 1973, Chester Street, Bradford
243. 6202KW
Originally Bradford 202, and later W.Y.P.T.E. 2202, 6202KW, an A.E.C. Regent V with a Metro-Cammell H40/30F body, was seen in Southampton Row in London with Measor, Marden who acquired in in June 1978 from Ementon, Cranfield.
Photo taken Saturday 19 August 1978, Southampton Row, London
244. 6213KW
WYPTE (Calderdale District) 2213, 6213KW, an AEC Regent V 2D3RA with Metro-Cammell H40/32F, new to Bradford C.T. in 1964 as 213.
Photo taken October 1975, Raw Lane terminus (Turner Avenue North/Dudley Crescent), Halifax
245. 6215KW
WYPTE Bradford District 2215, 6215KW, an AEC Regent V 2D3RA with Metro Cammell H40/30F body, new to Bradford City Transport in 1964.
Photo taken mid-September 1975, Forster Square, Bradford
246. 6218KW
Bradford 218, 6218KW, an AEC Regent V with MCW H40/30F body, new in April 1964, on driver training duties with soon to be replaced trolleybus 845 behind.
Photo taken January 1972, Thornton Road, Hoyle Ing Road/Spring Head Road
247. 6220KW
Bradford 220, 6220KW, AEC Regent V with Metro-Cammell 70 seat front entrance body, new in 1964, now owned by the Keighley Bus Museum Trust.
Photo taken Sunday 10 April 2005, at new Riverside Museum, Garage and Workshop, Keighley
248. 6220KW
Bradford City Transport 220, 6220KW, a 1964 AEC Regent V with MCW bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 8 May 2004, Pudsey
249. 6220KW
Bradford Corporation 220, 6220KW, a 1964 Metro-Cammell H40/30F bodied AEC Regent V 2D3RA waiting for its departure time at Dalton Lane, Keighley on the Keighley Bus Museum's Festival of Transport day on July 7th 2013. It was waiting to depart on the free service to Ingrow Station.
Photo taken Sunday 7 July 2013, at Dalton Lane, Keighley
250. 6220KW
Bradford 220, 6220KW, is the preserved MCW-bodied AEC Regent V, seen here during its early days of preservation at the erstwhile West Yorkshire Transport Museum at Ludlam Street, Bradford. It then became part of the ill-fated Transperience Museum fleet and is now at the Keighley Bus Museum.
Photo taken April 1988, Ludlam Street depot
251. EAK226D
Bradford 226, EAK226D, a 1966 Daimler CVGLX/30 with East Lancs body in Chester Street bus station bound for Eldwick. Alongside is West Yorkshire DX202, HWY830C, a 1965 Bristol Lodekka FS6B
Photo taken Thursday 14 March 1968, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
252. EAK226D
Bradford 226, EAK226D, a Daimler CVG6LX built in 1966 with Neepsend H40/30F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1970, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
253. EAK230D
WYPTE (Bradford District) 2230, EAK230D, a Daimler CVG6LX/30 with Neepsend H40/30F body, new as Bradford CT. 230 in 1966.
Photo taken Summer 1974, Barkerend Road, Bradford
254. EAK237D
Bradford 237, EAK237D, a Daimler CVG6LX with East Lancs Neepsend body new in October 1966, seen here in Metro livery and renumbered 2237
Photo taken Friday 31 December 1976, Thornton Road, Bradford
255. EAK238D
The metalwork of the Interchange roof casts shadows over Bradford 238, EAK238D, a 1966 Daimler CVG6LX/30 with East Lancs bodywork.
Photo taken 1976, Bradford Interchange
256. EAK239D
Bradford 239, EAK239D, Daimler CVG6LX/30 with East Lancs Neepsend H40/30F bodywork, new in October 1966.
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1972, Bank Street, Bradford
257. FKY251E
Bradford 251, FKY251E, was a Leyland PD3A/2 with a Neepsend (East Lancs) H40/30F body of 1967.
Photo taken 1971, Allerton Terminus
258. FKY251E
WYPTE (Bradford District) 2251, FKY251E, a Leyland Titan PD3A/2 with Neepsend H40/30F body, new as Bradford CT. 251 in 1967.
Photo taken Summer 1974, West Park Road/Thornton Road Junction, Bradford
259. FKY253E
Bradford waited until 1967 before buying Leyland Titan PD3s. 253, FKY253E, a Leyland Titan PD3A/2 with Neepsend body to East Lancs design is one of these, the last East Lancs bodied buses bought by Bradford.
Photo taken 1976, Petergate, Bradford
260. FKY273E
Bradford 273, FKY273E, a Metro-Cammell H43/31F bodied Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX, new in 1967.
Photo taken 1972, Forster Square, Bradford
261. FKY275E
Bradford 275, FKY275E, Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with MCW H43/31F body, new in March 1967
Photo taken 1973, outside Salts Mill, Shipley Glen
262. FKY276E
The first former Bradford City Transport bus to enter service in the new West Yorkshire PTE livery was MCW bodied Daimler Fleetline 276, FKY276E. Released from the paint shop back to Saltaire depot on 4 April 1974, it and the former experimental blue liveried 410 were the only two repainted buses to carry fleet numbers without the 2xxx prefix added to the Bradford fleet number. Saltaire depot predominately operated the Bradford Moor to Saltaire, Bingley or Crossflatts services 24 25 26 or 30 depending on where you were going and 276 is seen in Barkerend Road heading for Saltaire in April 1974.
Photo taken April 1974, Barkerend Road, Barkerend
263. FKY281E
Bradford 281, FKY281E, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1967 with MCW H43/31F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1968, Forster Square, Bradford
264. LAK287G
Berresfords LAK287G, a 1968 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/3/MCW H44/33F originally Bradford 287.
Photo taken Thursday 20 January 1983, Berresfords Depot, Cheddleton
265. LAK289G
Bradford 289, LAK289G, was an MCW-bodied Atlantean PDR1/3 wearing an early example of all-over advertising. It later saw service with Berresford's of Cheddleton.
Photo taken circa 1974, Thornbury Depot
266. LAK295G
Bradford City Transport 295, LAK295G, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/3 with MCW bodywork new in 1968.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 October 1969, Hall Ings, Bradford
267. LAK323G
Bradford 2323, LAK323G, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1968 with Alexander J H43/31F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Albion Road/Thorp Garth, Idle
268. LAK326G
Rear view of Bradford No.326 outside the transport offices in Bolton Road. Note that the trolley wires have gone. 326, LAK326G, was a Daimler Fleetline with Alexander body new in 1968.
Photo taken September 1971, Bolton Road, Bradford
269. LAK327G
Bradford 327, LAK327G, at The Avenue terminus Clayton. Route no.36 is the motorbus service introduced the previous year running via Bradford Road and resulting in trolleybus working ceasing beyond Town End
Photo taken Summer 1971, Clayton Terminus
270. LAK328G
Bradford 328, LAK328G, a 1968 Daimler Fleetline with Alexander bodywork waits for time in Leeds bus station.
Photo taken 1970, Leeds Central Bus Station
271. LAK332G
Bradford 332, LAK332G, a Daimler Fleetline with Alexander body seen in Leeds Bus Station on the long established 72 route to its home city.
Photo taken c.1970, Leeds Central Bus Station
272. LAK309G
Bradford City Transport 309, LAK309G, a 1969 Leyland Titan PD3A/12 with Alexander bodywork. This batch of buses were the last half cab buses built by Alexander and were one of the last batches of Titan PDs built.
Photo taken 1989, Oakworth
273. LAK309G
Bradford 309, LAK309G, a Leyland Titan PD3A/12 of 1969 was one of Bradford's last front engined buses as well as being one of the last Leyland Titans to enter service anywhere. It carries an Alexander 70 seat body, the last batch of half cab buses built by Alexander This rear end view shows the taper of the lower deck around the cab due to Leyland continuing to make the "tin front" 7ft 6 ins wide while the overall bus was 8 ft wide.
Photo taken Sunday 8 June 2014, Dalton Lane, Keighley
274. LAK315G
The fifteen Leyland Titans delivered to Bradford with Alexander bodies were originally to have carried MCW bodies. Indeed the chassis got as far as the MCW factory at Elmdon but protracted delivery times saw the order and the chassis move to Alexander. Seen in PTE days is 315, LAK315G, wearing its new livery and fleet number of 2315
Photo taken Wednesday 19 March 1975, Bridge Street, Bradford
275. NAK503H
West Yorkshire PTE (Bradford District) 2503, NAK503H, an AEC Swift MP2R (AH505) with Marshall B45D body, new to Bradford C.T. as 503 in 1969.
Photo taken January 1979, The Tyrls, Bradford
276. NAK505H
Bradford 505, NAK505H, an AEC Swift MP2R built in 1969 with Marshall B45D bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar
277. NAK505H
Bradford no.505, NAK505H, an AEC Swift MP2R built in 1969 with Marshall B45D bodywork. Looks to be on an 'empty stock' working, passing the terminus at the top of The Avenue, Clayton
Photo taken December 1971, The Avenue, Clayton
278. NAK506H
Bradford City Transport bought 5 AEC Swifts with Marshall dual door bodywork in 1969. 506, NAK506H, carries a reversed version of Bradford's livery.
Photo taken 1970, Petergate, Forster Square, Bradford
279. NAK508H
Chesterfield 8, NAK508H, a Leyland Panther PSUR1A/1R built in 1969 with Marshall B45D bodywork.
Photo taken April 1979, Pond Street Bus Station, Sheffield
280. PKW410J
Bradford 410, PKW410J, Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Alexander H47/29D body, new in August 1970
Photo taken 1973, Hall Ings, Bradford
281. PKW410J
Seen in Leeds shortly before the formation of West Yorkshire PTE in 1974 is Bradford 410, PKW410J, a 1970 Daimler Fleetline with a dual door Alexander body.
Photo taken October 1974, Leeds Central Bus Station
282. PKW410J
West Yorkshire P.T.E. (Bradford) 410, PKW410J, a Daimler CRG6LX-33 with an Alexander H47/29D body seen in Bradford ten days after the formation of the P.T.E.
Photo taken Wednesday 10 April 1974, Forster Square, Bradford
283. PKW414J
Seen while in use as an exhibition bus by West Yorkshire Police is Bradford 414, PKW414J, a 1970 Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with dual entrance Alexander bodywork. The police "livery" is a similar blue to the one used by Bradford.
Photo taken 1992, Temple Newsam, Leeds
284. PKW418J
Bradford 418, PKW418J, a Daimler Fleetline with Alexander H47/29D body, new in October 1970, and in the higher resolution view, the rear of a dented Halifax PD2 244, PJX244.
Photo taken December 1973, Commercial Street, Halifax
285. PKW429J
Bradford 429, PKW429J, a 1971 Daimler Fleetline with dual door Alexander bodywork waits to return to its home town from Leeds on the joint service via Pudsey
Photo taken Tuesday 23 October 1973, Leeds Central Bus Station
286. PKW434J
A pair of former West Yorkshire muncipal Daimlers seen in Wakefield in the early 1990s whilst in use as playbuses. Nearest the camera PKW434J, a 1971 Daimler Fleetline with Alexander dual door bodywork new as Bradford's 434.
Photo taken 1996, at Wakefield
287. SKY447J
Bradford No.447, SKY447J, reversing at Salts Mill, Saltaire, a Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with an Alexander H47/29D body, new in 1971.
Photo taken 1973, Salts Mill, Saltaire
288. SKY453J
Originally Bradford Corporation 453, SKY453J, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2 with Alexander H47/29D body, new in July 1971
Photo taken 1975, Thornton Road, Leaventhorpe Lane, Bradford
289. SKY453J
Bradford bought a batch of Alexander bodied Leyland Atlanteans to dual door layout in 1971 to complete the trolleybus replacement which occured the following year. One such 453, SKY453J, was sold to Hull along with several others after withdrawal by West Yorks PTE.
Photo taken 1991, Hull
290. SKY459J
Bradford 459, SKY459J, was a brand new Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with an Alexander H47/29D body. It is seen on display as part of the trolleybus system's Diamond Jubilee celebration.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 June 1971, Thornbury Depot
291. TKU467L
Bradford 467, TKU467K, is a Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with an Alexander H47/29D body, dating from 1971. Next to it is Bradford 355, XAK355L, a Daimler Fleetline CRL6 with an Alexander H43/31F body dating from 1972 which was the last bus purchased by BCT before absorption into the WYPTE.
Photo taken Sunday 22 April 2012, at Keighley Bus Museum
292. TKU469K
West Yorkshire PTE 2469, TKU469K, a Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with Alexander L-type H47/29D body, new to Bradford City Transport as 469 in 1971.
Photo taken Monday 1 September 1986, Hubberton Green Road, Hubberton
293. XAK337L
Bradford City Transport 337, XAK337L on her first day in service in 1972. She was an Alexander bodied (H49/25F) Daimler Fleetline CRL6.
Photo taken 1972, Forster Square, Bradford
294. XAK348L
Bradford 2348, XAK348L, a Daimler Fleetline CRL6 built in 1972 with Alexander AL H43/31F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Greengates Terminus, Bradford