SCT '61 Photo Index
Birkenhead
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Former Birkenhead double deck open top tram 20, built in 1900.
Photo taken Sunday 4 October 2009, near Woodside, Birkenhead
2. BG8557
Birkenhead were allocated this Guy Arab II with austerity Massey body in 1944 Originally 324, BG8557, in Birkenhead's fleet it was rebodied in 1953 and renumbered as 242 with Massey again providing the H31/28R body. In its new guise it remained in service until 1969, a very creditable 24 years.
Photo taken 1996, at Meltham, Kirklees
3. BG8644
Birkenhead 252, BG8644, a Guy Arab II with a Massey H31/28R body is seen at the Birkenhead garage on an Omnibus Touring Circle weekend visit. It had been new in Apri 1944, as number 334, with a Massey H30/26R body, being rebodied in May 1953 with the body seen here, when it was also renumbered.
Photo taken Saturday 9 September 1967, Birkenhead Garage
4. BG9225
Recent discussion regarding Wallasey's unusual rear window layout and extra rear light prompted me to submit this photo I took at the 2014 Wirral Tram and Bus Rally. Preserved Birkenhead 105, BG9225, a Massey-bodied PD1, and Wallasey 54, AHF850, the Metro Cammell-bodied PD2/1 make an interesting comparison.
Photo taken Sunday 5 October 2014, Birkenhead
5. BG9225
Preserved Birkenhead Corporation 105, BG9225, a Leyland Titan PD1A with Massey H30/26R body new in December 1946.
Photo taken Saturday 25 June 2011, at Kelsall
6. BG9227
Massey H30/26R bodied Leyland PD1 BG9227 was number 63 in the fleet of Paton, Renfrew having been acquired in 1960 from Birkenhead where it was number 107.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Renfrew Ferry
7. BG9229
Paton, Renfrew acquired BG9229 from Birkenhead Corporation 109 in 1960 and numbered it 65. Seen at the garage it was a Leyland PD1 with a Massey H30/26R body new in December 1946 and was withdrawn by Paton in 1964.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Paton Garage, Renfrew
8. ACM302
Birkenhead 127, ACM302, a Leyland PD1 with a Massey H30/26R body new in September 1948 passed to Paton, Renfrew as number 72 in 1961, is seen outside the garage and was withdrawn in September 1965.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Paton Garage, Renfrew
9. ACM308
Paton, Renfrew 73, ACM308, was acquired in late 1961 from Birkenhead, where it had been number 133. It was a Leyland PD1 with a Massey H30/26R body new in 1948.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963, Renfrew Ferry
10. ABG814
Birkenhead 214, ABG814, was a Leyland PD2/3 with a Leyland H31/26R body seen in Birkenhead. Unusually for a Leyland body, but not unique, this batch had sliding cab doors. The sliding windows are also deeper than usual.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 August 1963, Woodside, Birkenhead
11. BCM931
Birkenhead 231, BCM931, was a Guy Arab III with an East Lancs H33/26R body, one of fifteen new between June and August 1952, and was seen at the Birkenhead garage on an Omnibus Touring Circle weekend.
Photo taken Saturday 9 September 1967, Birkenhead Garage
12. BCM940
Merseyside P.T.E. (formerly Birkenhead Corporation) Training Bus BCm940, a Guy Arab III with East Lancashire H33/26R body, new as no. 240 in 1952.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 1970, Birkenhead Depot
13. CBG561
Birkenhead 261, CBG561, a Leyland Titan PD2/12 built in 1954 with Weymann H33/26R bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, Woodside, Birkenhead
14. CBG566
Birkenhead 266, CBG566, seen at the Birkenhead garage on an Omnibus Touring Circle weekend visit, was a Leyland PD2/12 with an Ashcroft H33/26R body, the first of five new in August 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 9 September 1967, Birkenhead Garage
15. CBG568
Birkenhead Transport 268, CBG568, a Leyland Titan PD2/12 built in 1954 with uncommon Ashcroft H33/26R bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, Woodside, Birkenhead
16. DCM991
Merseyside PTE (Wirral Division) 371, DCM991, a Leyland Titan PD2/12 with Weymann Orion H33/26R body, new to Birkenhead Corporation in 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1971, Woodside, Birkenhead
17. FCM996
Birkenhead 6, FCM996, was a Leyland PD2/40 with Massey H31/28R bodywork. It was one of eight new in 1957 all of which passed to Merseyside PTE in December 1969.
Photo taken 1969, Woodside, Birkenhead
18. FBG910
FBG910, preserved Birkenhead Transport 10 outside North West Road Transport Museum. It is a Leyland Titan PD2/40 with Massey body and now fitted with a Leyland 680 engine, entered service in January 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 18 March 2012, Tower Street, St Helens
19. FCM995
Birkenhead 5, FCM995, was a Leyland PD2/40 with a Massey H31/26R body seen at the Birkenhead garage on an Omnibus Touring Circle weekend visit.
Photo taken Saturday 9 September 1967, Birkenhead Garage
20. JBG536
Birkenhead 36, JBG536, was a Leyland PD2/40 with a Massey H35/28R body.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 August 1963, Woodside, Birkenhead
21. JBG543
Birkenhead Transport 43, JBG543, a Leyland Titan PD2/40 built in 1961 with Massey H35/28R bodywork, one of a batch of 15.
Photo taken March 1970, Woodside, Birkenhead
22. LCM459
Birkenhead 59, LCM459, a Leyland Titan PD2/40 built in 1961 with East Lancs H37/28R bodywork, one of an order of 15.
Photo taken March 1970, Woodside, Birkenhead
23. MCM975
Ex-Birkenhead 75, MCM975, 1962 Leyland PD2/40/Massey H35/30R. This is the former Birkenhead PD2 that was used as an office by a car dealer in Sussex.
Photo taken Sunday 24 September 1989, Uckfield
24. MCM975
Two former municipal stalwarts can be seen in this shot taken at Lancaster's 75th anniversary rally in 1978. Manchester 3245, JND646, is a 1951 Leyland Titan PD2/3 with Metro Cammell bodywork and next is a later Birkenhead example 75, MCM975, a 1962 Leyland Titan PD2/40 with curvacious Massey bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 16 July 1978, Hornsea Pottery, Lancaster
25. OCM977
Merseyside PTE L375, OCM977, a Leyland Titan PD2/40 built in 1963 with Massey H35/30R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Water Street, Liverpool
26. RCM493
Birkenhead Transport 93, RCM493 is a preserved Leyland Leopard L1 with a Massey B42D body built in 1964. It is seen at the 2014 Wirral Tram and Bus Rally and used on a local ride rota for the benefit of visitors.
Photo taken Sunday 5 October 2014, Lord Street, Birkenhead
27. RCM494
Birkenhead Transport 94, RCM494, a Leyland Leopard L1 built in 1964 with Massey B42D bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, Seacombe Ferry, Wallasey
28. BBG113C
Birkenhead 113, BBG113C, a 1965 Leyland Titan PD2/40 with Massey body is seen here wearing St Helens livery after being transferred there by the Mersyside PTE in whose fleet it was 60W (the W denoting a Wirral bus).
Photo taken 1977, St Helens
29. DBG131D
MPTE 31, DBG131D, a 1967 Leyland PD2/40 with Massey H36/30R bodywork formerly Birkenhead Corporation 131
Photo taken Saturday 30 March 1974, St. Helens Corporation Depot
30. DBG135D
Birkenhead 135, DBG135D, a Leyland Titan PD2/40 built in 1966 with Massey H36/30R bodywork, one of an order of 15.
Photo taken March 1970, Woodside, Birkenhead
31. GCM148E
Birkenhead 148, GCM148E, was a Leyland PD2/37 with Massey H36/30R bodywork. It was one of 15 similar vehicles purchased in 1967 which all passed to Merseyside PTE in December 1969.
Photo taken 1969, Woodside, Birkenhead
32. LCM162G
Birkenhead Transport 162, LCM162G, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1A/1 built in 1968 with Northern Counties H44/33F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, Heswall Bus Station
33.
Birkenhead 70 in service, one of two Hong Kong Trams (69 and 70) built specifically for Birkenhead in 1992 and numbered to continue from the original Birkenhead Corporation Tramways last number (68).
Photo taken Saturday 19 March 2016, Woodside Ferry Terminal, Birkenhead