SCT '61 Photo Index
Cardiff City
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1.
Cardiff Tramways 131 was a purpose built works car dating from 1905. It was used to clean the tracks and survived to the end of the system. It was the first car to arrive at Crich and was fully restored in time for the fiftieth anniversary celebrations in 2009
Photo taken Sunday 24 May 2009, Crich Tramway Museum
2. UH7175
A second shot of UH7175 a Leyland TD1, new in 1929, which had a Leyland L24/24R body and was initially on loan as a demonstrator for eighteen months before being purchased by Cardiff in April 1931. After withdrawal in 1945, passed to Southern Vectis, was fitted with a new Eastern Coachworks L27/26R body in 1949 and passed to Autodrome as a staff bus in August 1955 and was withdrawn in May 1962. It is seen here in the East Street coach station operated by L.M.S. Coachways and the bus just visible on the extreme left is TK1854 another of the Autodrome vehicles with the third one, BDL101, in the left background.
Photo taken Saturday 1 November 1958, East Street coach station, Manchester
3. CKG193
Cardiff 203, CKG193 a 1942 AEC 664T with NCME H38/32R body. This trolleybus has been recently refurbished to a very high standard.
Photo taken Sunday 25 July 2010, Sandtoft Gathering
4. CKG193
Cardiff 203 before final restoration showing how the wartime grey primer, in which it was delivered in 1942 and which it wore after initial restoration, was beginning to peel.
Photo taken c.2007, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
5. CKG193
Cardiff 203, CKG193, again pictured at Sandtoft alongside the amazing Aachen 22, AC-L-379, a Henschell 562E with Ludewig RB17/44T body which has to be seen to be believed. In one and a half decks it incorporates almost every seating configuration known to man and can be better appreciated by looking at the photo of it on the Sandtoft website. It's worth a visit to Sandtoft on its own!
Photo taken c.2007, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
6. CKG193
Cardiff 203, CKG193, seen at Sandtoft during the years before its final glorious restoration. It was an AEC664T with Northern Counties H38/32R bodywork which was new on 1 March 1942 and withdrawn in December 1962. It is wearing the wartime grey primer in which this batch of trolleybuses were delivered. In 1946 is was repainted into the crimson lake livery which it currently carries, but by 1950 it had been repainted again, this time into standard motorbus colours.
Photo taken c.2006, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
7. CKG653
Cardiff Bristol 86, CKG653, a Park Royal H30/26R bodied Bristol K6A new in 1946, at Cardiff Bus Station. Again looks like a utility body with modernised windows. Trolleybus wires ran round this part of the bus station and survived to the end, but I donít remember them being used regularly.
Photo taken Cardiff Bus Station
8.
Unidentified withdrawn Cardiff trolleybus in the depot yard with fleet name and number already painted over.
Photo taken Summer 1969, Roath Depot (?), Cardiff
9. CUH375
Cardiff 99, CUH 375, an AEC Regent II new in 1948 with Air Dispatch H30/26R body. It was one of six delivered in 1947/8 and was withdrawn later in 1962. To the left is one of the Alexander bodied Crossley DD42/7s new in 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962
10. DBO471
Cardiff 211, DBO471, BUT 9641T with East Lancs H38/29R bodywork. New in 1948 and originally had an additional front entrance.
Photo taken Sunday 24 December 1967, Roath Depot, Cardiff
11. DBO473
Cardiff 213, DBO473, a BUT 9641T with East Lancs H38/29R bodywork. New in 1948 and originally had an additional front entrance.
Photo taken Thursday 25 April 1968, Havelock Street, Cardiff
12. DBO475
Rear view of Cardiff 215, DBO475, BUT 9641T with East Lancs H38/29R bodywork. New in 1948 and originally had an additional front entrance.
Photo taken Sunday 11 January 1970, Newport Road, Cardiff
13. DBO475
Cardiff 215, DBO475, at Ely on route 10b, a BUT 9641T with East Lancs body, new in 1948.
Photo taken Summer 1969, MacDonald Road, Ely, Cardiff
14. DBO475
Cardiff 215, DBO475, a BUT with East Lancs body seen during the closure of the Cardiff system.
Photo taken Sunday 11 January 1970, Cowbridge Estate ?
15. DBO475
Cardiff Corporation 215 DBO475, a BUT 9641T with East Lancs H38/29R body, new in 1948.
Photo taken Sunday 24 June 1984, Cardiff Rally
16. DBO480
The Christmas illuminations on 220, DBO480 show up rather better in this shot in the centre of Cardiff at Christmas 1968.
Photo taken December 1968, Havelock Street, Cardiff
17. DUH307
Cardiff Bristol KW6G 120, DUH307, with a Bruce H33/26R body, new in 1948.
Photo taken Mill Lane, Cardiff
18. DUH722
Cardiff 227, DUH722, a BUT 9641T with East Lancs H38/29R bodywork. New in 1948 and originally had an additional front entrance.
Photo taken Saturday 13 July 1968, Roath Depot, Cardiff
19. DUH722
Cardiff 227, DUH722, a BUT 9641T with East Lancs H38/29R bodywork, approaching the Gabalfa terminus.
Photo taken Summer 1965
20. DUH723
During the Christmas period some Cardiff trolleybuses carried appropriate illuminations. 228, DUH723, is in the Ely estate on route 10a at Christmas 1968. Note the board on the front giving route details because the destination blind is obscured.
Photo taken December 1968, MacDonald Road Terminus, Cardiff
21. DUH304
Cardiff 117, DUH304, was a Bristol KW6G with Bruce H33/26R body new in 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962
22. EBN900
An interior detail of Cardiff 46 showing the plate that caused all the confusion about who built the bodies.
Photo taken Sunday 26 June 1983, Cardiff Rally
23. EBO892
Cardiff trolley 239, EBO892, a 1949 B.U.T. 9641T with East Lancs B38R single-deck body.
Photo taken August 1962, Cardiff Docks
24. EBO897
Cardiff had a small number of Crossleys, such as 43, EBO897, seen here in Cardiff Bus Station. It was a DD42/5 with an Alexander L27/26R body new in 1949
Photo taken Cardiff Bus Station
25. EBO912
An interior shot of the upper saloon of Cardiff trolleybus 255. You have to look harder to see there's anything unusual but if you do you see the gap at the front nearside where the stairs descend and the rear-facing seat immediately behind that.
26. EBO916
Cardiff 259, EBO916, a BUT 9641T with Bruce H38/29R bodywork on East Lancs frames. New in 1949 and originally had an additional front entrance.
Photo taken Sunday 7 January 1968, Roath Depot, Cardiff
27. EBO919
In abysmal weather conditions Cardiff's last trolleybuses line up in the City Centre for the farewell run with 262, EBO919 in the lead.
Photo taken Sunday 11 January 1970, High Street, Cardiff City Centre
28. EBO912
Lower saloon view of Cardiff trolleybus 255, EBO912, showing the arrangement after the forward entrance was closed off
Photo taken 1968
29. EBO912
Cardiff 255, EBO912, a BUT 9641T with Bruce H38/29R bodywork on East Lancs frames. New in 1950 and originally had an additional front entrance.
Photo taken Friday 26 April 1968, Central Square, Cardiff
30. GKG52
Cardiff Corporation 135 and 134, GKG52 and GKG51, Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tigers with East Lancs B44F bodywork, new in 1952.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Cardiff
31.
On the final days of the Cardiff system, a trolleybus on the last day tour being towed over the bridge on the Ely route undergoing major reconstruction by an ex-Rotherham tower wagon. Note that all trolleybus overhead has been removed.
Photo taken January 1970, Ely Bridge, Cardiff
32.
Second shot from the final days of the Cardiff system, a trolleybus on the last day tour being towed over the bridge on the Ely route undergoing major reconstruction by an ex-Rotherham tower wagon. Note that all trolleybus overhead has been removed.
Photo taken January 1970, Ely Bridge, Cardiff
33. KBO951
Cardiff 278, KBO951 on route 10b on the dual carriageway which runs through the Ely estate. Note that although this vehicle still has its original front windows and blind box, the latter has been masked to fit a rather more cramped blind layout.
Photo taken Summer 1969, Ely, Cardiff
34. KBO951
Cardiff 278, KBO951, was a BUT 9641T with East Lancs H40/32R bodywork, one of the final batch of thirteen trolleybuses dating from 1955. These magnificent vehicles were purchased to facilitate the 4 mile extension from Victoria Park along Cowbridge Road West and Grand Avenue into the Ely housing estate.
Photo taken 1969, Havelock Street, Cardiff
35. KBO952
Cardiff 279, KBO952, a BUT 9641T with East Lancs H40/32R bodywork. New in 1955 and only fitted with a single staircase unlike the previous batches of BUT 9641Ts.
Photo taken Sunday 7 July 1968, Roath Depot, Cardiff
36. KBO954
Cardiff East Lancs bodied BUT 281, KBO954 on route 10a. Again the blind box has been masked.
Photo taken Summer 1969, Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff
37. KBO955
Cardiff 282, KBO955, BUT 9641T with East Lancs H40/32R bodywork. New in 1955 and only fitted with a single staircase unlike the previous batches of BUT 9641Ts.
Photo taken Sunday 21 January 1968, Royal Oak Terminus, Newport Road, Cardiff
38. KBO957
Cardiff 284, KBO957 at the head of the line in the depot. It was an East Lancs bodied BUT, part of the final batch of 13 trolleybuses new in 1955.
Photo taken Summer 1969, Roath Depot, Cardiff
39. KBO958
Cardiff 285, KBO958 pulls out of the depot yard. Another unidentified trolleybus parked on the right has had its front panel removed, suggesting that it has had to be towed in. 285 was a BUT with East Lancs body, new in 1955.
Photo taken Summer 1969, Roath Depot, Cardiff
40. KBO959
Cardiff 286, KBO959, a BUT 9641T with East Lancs H40/32R bodywork. New in 1955 and only fitted with a single staircase unlike the previous batches of BUT 9641Ts.
Photo taken Friday 5 January 1968, Inside Roath Depot, Cardiff
41. KBO960
Cardiff 287, KBO960 on its way out of Cardiff on route 10a at Victoria Park in 1969. It was an East Lancs bodied BUT, part of the final batch of 13 trolleybuses new in 1955
Photo taken Summer 1969, Victoria Park, Cardiff
42. KBO960
Cardiff East Lancs bodied BUT 287, KBO960 on route 10a.
Photo taken Summer 1969, Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff
43. MUH319
Cardiff 319, MUH319, a 1956 Guy Arab IV with East Lancs H35/28R bodywork.
Photo taken Friday 31 December 1971, Central Square, Cardiff
44. TUH365
Cardiff 365 (TUH365), an AEC Bridgemaster B3RA with Park Royal H41/27RD, new in March 1960
Photo taken Thursday 6 January 1972, Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff
45. XUH370
Cardiff 370, XUH370, a Leyland Titan PD2A/30 with Metro-Cammell H36/28R body, new in 1961.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Cardiff
46. XUH376
Cardiff AEC Regent V 376, XUH376, with an East Lancs H35/28R body, new in 1961.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Cardiff
47. 387BUH
Cardiff 387 (387BUH). an AEC Regent V 2D3RA with East Lancs H35/28R bodywork.
Photo taken Monday 20 August 1973, Central Square, Cardiff
48. 391BUH
Cardiff 391, 391BUH, last of a batch of 10 AEC Regent V with East Lancs H35/28R bodies, delivered in 1962
Photo taken Sept 1972, Cardiff
49. 397BUH
Cardiff 397, 397BUH, a Leyland PD2A/30 with East Lancs H37/28R body, new in 1963
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Cardiff
50. 402CKG
East Lancs H38/32R bodywork was carried by a batch of Leyland PD3A/1 delivered to Cardiff in 1963. Seen here in Cardiff bus station is 402, 402CKG.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Cardiff Bus Station
51. ABO423B
Cardiff 423, ABO423B, a Guy Arab V with Neepsend H38/32R bodywork. New in 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 30 June 1979, Central Square, Cardiff
52. ABO434B
ABO434B, a 1964 Guy Arab/Neepsend open top. New to Cardiff Corporation as their 434 and converted to open top in 1976 for City Sightseeing Tours. Donated to the Welsh Maritime and Industrial Museum in 1984 and now in the care of CTPG.
Photo taken Sunday 9 September 2012, Bus & Coach Wales 2012 at Merthyr Tydfil Wales
53. EUH439D
City of Cardiff 439, EUH439D, a Guy Arab V with Alexander H38/32R body, new early in 1966.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Cardiff Bus Station
54. EUH457D
A third major hire saw some of the 1965 batch of Southend PD3s and some Fleetlines hired to Cardiff City Transport in 1977. Southend 334, CJN434C, is seen here, overtaking Cardiff 457, EUH457D, a Guy Arab V from 1966 with Alexander H65R bodywork
Photo taken Tuesday 16 August 1977, Cardiff Bus Station
55. EUH465D
Cardiff 465, EUH465D, a Guy Arab V with Alexander H38/32R bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 30 June 1979, Central Square, Cardiff
56. EUH470D
One of a batch of Guy Arab Vs for Cardiff with Alexander H37/28R bodywork new in 1966, 470, EUH470D, stands in Cardiff Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Cardiff Bus Station
57. JKG488F
City of Cardiff 488, JKG488F, a Daimler Fleetline with Metro-Cammell H42/33F body, new in late 1967.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Cardiff
58. JKG505F
Cardiff 505, JKG505F, a Daimler Fleetline with Park Royal H42/33F body, new in Jan/Feb 1968.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Cardiff Bus Station
59. MBO509F
General, Chester-le-Street, 4, MBO509F, an AEC Swift MP2R built in 1968 with Alexander W B47D bodywork.
Photo taken April 1982, Chester-le-Street
60. MBO510F
Cardiff 510, MBO510F, an AEC Swift with Alexander B47D body, delivered in Summer 1968.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Cardiff Bus Station
61. MBO513F
Cardiff 513, MBO513F, an AEC Swift with Alexander body; a rather poor shot at Newport Road Depot when new.
Photo taken Aug 1968, Newport Road Depot, Cardiff
62. MBO522F
Cardiff 522, MBO522F, an A.E.C. MP2R Swift with an Alexander 'W' B47D body seen at the R.T.I.T.B. at High Ercall.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1973, High Ercall
63. MBO523F
Brewers, Caerau from right to left DTG676C, a 1965 AEC Reliance/Willowbrook, next 278TNY, a 1963 AEC Reliance/Weymann, and finally MBO523F, a 1968 AEC Swift/Alexander new to Cardiff.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 March 1983, Maesteg
64. PKG533H
Cardiff 533, PKG533H, a Daimler Fleetine with Willowbrook H44/30D body, one of a batch of 25 delivered in late 1969.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Cardiff
65. PKG550H
Cardiff Daimler Fleetine 550, PKG550H, with Willowbrook H44/30D body, one of a batch of 25 delivered in late 1969, about 10 of which were used to replace the final Cardiff trolleybuses.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Cardiff