SCT '61 Photo Index
Colchester Corporation
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1. PV4790
Colchester's only trolleybus was only used by ladies: as a mobile toilet it was towed to serve major outdoor events in the borough. The green and white livery more or less perpetuated that of its previous owner Ipswich Corporation, number 82, PV4790, a locally built Ransomes with Massey body seating 48. Capacity in its latter role would have been significantly less!
Photo taken late December 1965, Middle Mill Council Yard, Colchester
2. KEV331
Colchester Corporation 46, KEV331, was a Bristol K6A with Duple utility H56R body new in August 1945. It was photographed on a peak hour journey in the queue leaving Colchester Bus Station just before withdrawal in June 1964.
Photo taken June 1964, Colchester Bus Station
3. KPU518
Colchester Corporation 54, KPU518, an AEC Regent II with Massey H30/26R body, new in March 1947, seen during its last year in service.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Colchester Bus Station
4. KPU519
Colchester Corporation 55, KPU519, a unique vehicle in the fleet, a Crossley DD42/3 with Massey H30/26R body new in November 1948, photographed on a wet April Saturday afternoon.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Colchester Bus Station
5. OHK432
Colchester Corporation 4, OHK432, a 1949 Daimler CVD6 with Roberts H30/26R body, seen here at Brighton after being preserved.
Photo taken Sunday 5 May 1968, at Madeira Drive, Brighton
6. OHK432
OHK432 is Colchester number 4, a 1949 Daimler CVD6 with Roberts H30/26R body, part of the LVVS collection.
Photo taken Sunday 1 November 2009, near LVVS Road Transport Museum, Lincoln
7. OHK432
Colchester Coporation bought a mixture of chassis after the second world war. Amongst these were a small batch of five Daimler CVD6 with body by Roberts of Wakefield which were delivered in 1949. The batch was withdrawn between 1966 and 1968. Number 4, OHK432, was saved for posterity and has been restored to its original colour scheme
Photo taken 2003, Meadowhall, Sheffield
8. SVW451
Colchester 6, SVW451, the first of a pair of Crossley DD42/7s with Crossley H30/26R bodies new in 1951.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Bus Station
9. TVX496
Colchester Corporation 8, TVX496, a Crossley DD42/7 with Crossley H56R body new in October 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Colchester Bus Station
10. WPU732
A pre-delivery photo of Colchester Corporation 10, WPU732, an AEC Regent III with Massey H30/26R body, one of three new in September 1953.
Photo taken 1953, near or outside Massey's works in Pemberton, Wigan
11. WPU733
Colchester Corporation 11, WPU733, an AEC Regent III with Massey H30/26R body, one of three new in September 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Colchester Bus Station
12. 682HEV
Colchester Corporation 16, 682HEV, an AEC Regent V with Massey H33/28R body, new in September 1956.
Photo taken Friday 27 March 1964, Colchester Bus Station
13. 682HEV
Colchester Transport 16, 682HEV, an AEC Regent V with Massey H33/28R body. New in September 1956, seen here repainted in an experimental ivory and cherry red livery.
Photo taken July 1975, Colchester Bus Station
14. 1296F
Colchester Corporation 25, SWC25K, Bristol RELL / ECW B53F, new May 1972, and 18, 1296F, AEC Regent V / Massey H33/28R body, new in May 1957.
Photo taken July 1972, at Suffolk Showground HCVC Rally
15. 194MNO
Colchester Corporation's 22, 194MNO, a Massey bodied AEC Regent V of 1959, was chosen to wear this commemorative livery to mark the undertaking's sixtieth anniversary. It ran for a week in early October 1964 spending a day on each of the town's main routes.
Photo taken early October 1964, Greenstead Estate Terminus, Colchester
16. 195MNO
Colchester 23, 195MNO, an AEC Regent V with Massey H33/28R body, new in 1959. It lasted in service until 1971.
Photo taken Friday 27 March 1964, Colchester Bus Station
17. 9667VX
Colchester Corporation 24, 9667VX, a Leyland Titan PD2/31 with Massey H33/28R body, new in November 1960.
Photo taken Friday 27 March 1964, Colchester Bus Station
18. 9668VX
Former Colchester Corporation 25, 9668VX, a 1960 Leyland Titan PD2/31 with Massey bodywork seen after sale to Lonsdale Coaches of Morecambe
Photo taken 1977, Heysham
19. 652GVA
652GVA, Colchester 55, caught on camera whilst on a flying visit to the town in 1971, a Plaxton bodied AEC Reliance new to Irvine of Salsburgh in 1963.
Photo taken Friday 23 July 1971, High Street/Cowdray Crescent, Colchester
20. MWC129
Colchester Corporation 29, MWC129, a Leyland PD2A/31 with Massey H33/28R body, first of a batch of seven new in 1963
Photo taken Sunday 9 May 1965, Colchester Bus Station
21. MWC129
Colchester Corporation 29, MWC129, a Leyland PD2A/31 with Massey H33/28R body, first of a batch of seven new in 1963.
Photo taken early 1970s, Colchester Transport Depot
22. MWC135
Colchester Corporation 35, MWC135, a 1963 Leyland Titan PD2A/31 with Massey H33/28R body.
Photo taken Friday 27 March 1964, Colchester Bus Station
23. CWC36B
Colchester Corporation 36, CWC36B was a Leyland PD2A30spl (7' 6" wide) with Massey H61R body, one of a trio newly delivered in June 1964 in the brighter "cream sandwich" livery. Seen here leaving Colchester Bus Station it positively shone! It lasted until May 1977 when ousted, along with many of its contemporaries, by a batch of ten OMO Atlanteans.
Photo taken June 1964, Colchester Bus Station
24. CWC37B
Colchester Corporation 37, CWC37B, a Leyland PD2A/30 with Massey H33/28R body, new in 1964
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Colchester Bus Station
25. CWC37B
Colchester Corporation 37, CWC37B, Leyland Titan PD2A/30 with Massey H33/28R body, new in 1964.
Photo taken August 1972, High Street/Cowdray Crescent, Colchester
26. OVX141D
Colchester Corporation 41, OVX141D, Leyland Titan PD2A/30 with Massey H33/28RD body, new in February 1966 with an Eastern National Bristol LD / ECW in the background.
Photo taken Saturday 10 March 1973, Colchester Bus Station
27. OVX142D
Colchester Corporation 42, OVX142D, a Leyland PD2A/30 with Massey H33/28R body, new in 1966.
Photo taken mid to late 1970s, Lewis Gardens, entering Colchester Bus Station
28. OVX143D
OK Motor Services OVX143D, a former Colchester Corporation Leyland Titan PD2A/30 with its Massey H33/28R body later fitted with platform doors.
29. OVX143D
OK Motor Services OVX143D, a Leyland Titan PD2A/30 built in 1966 with Massey H33/28RD bodywork.
Photo taken July 1980, Bishop Auckland Market Place
30. OVX143D
Colchester Corporation 43, OVX143D, a Leyland PD2A/30 with Massey H33/28R body, new in 1966.
Photo taken early 1970s, Colchester Transport Depot
31. AVX53G
Sometimes "the back end of a bus" does not live up to the rest of the design of this Massey bodied Leyland Atlantean AVX53G, Colchester 53, from 1968, with the odd sliding window on the rear emergency door and the oily back bumper, which seemed to be a feature all over the country.
Photo taken Friday 23 July 1971, High Street/Cowdray Crescent, Colchester
32. YWC648F
Colchester Corporation 48, YWC648F, a 1968 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Massey body, now an open top tour bus owned by Maghull Coaches of Liverpool.
Photo taken Saturday 28 October 2006, Pier Head, Liverpool
33. YWC648F
Colchester Corporation 48, YWC648F, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Massey H43/31F body, new in June 1968.
Photo taken early 1970s, Colchester Bus Station
34. SWC25K
Colchester Corporation 25, SWC25K, Bristol RELL / ECW B53F, new May 1972, and 18, 1296F, AEC Regent V / Massey H33/28R body, new in May 1957.
Photo taken July 1972, at Suffolk Showground HCVC Rally
35. OWC723M
Thanks to strong personal contacts, from time to time Southend helped out Colchester Borough Transport and vice versa. Colchester RELL 23, OWC723M, was loaned to ST between August and November 1978.
Photo taken Friday 8 September 1978, Benfleet Station
36. JHK495N
One of three ex-Colchester Borough buses now owned and operated by Talisman Coachlines of Great Bromley, ECW bodied Atlantean JHK495N, new in March 1975, is immaculately presented in Colchester livery.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2007, at Labworth Car Park, Canvey Island
37. MVK538R
Colchester Transport 51, MVK538R, Leyland Atlantean AN68A/2R / Alexander. New in December 1976 to Tyne & Wear as their 538, to Colchester in 1983. Ex-dual door with a staircase on nearside.
Photo taken June 1984, Colchester Bus Station
38. YNO77S
Talisman Coachlines operate this former Colchester Borough Transport Atlantean/ECW, YNO77S new in April 1978, on summer sightseeing tours of Colchester.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2007, at Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
39. YNO82S
Colchester Corporation 82, YNO82S, Leyland Atlantean AN68A/1R with ECW H43/31F body, new in June 1978.
Photo taken 1980, Colchester Bus Station
40. DHK102T
Colchester Borough Transport 102, DHK102T, Leyland Leopard / Duple. New in February 1979, see here on National Express 084 to London.
Photo taken 1982, Colchester Bus Station
41. MEV87V
Colchester Corporation 87, MEV87V, Leyland Atlantean / ECW. New 1980.
Photo taken June 1980, Southend