SCT '61 Photo Index
Coventry Corporation
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1. EVC244
The recent discussions about Derby 27 have prompted me to submit the above photo. The occasion was thee collection of Derby 111 for preservation. We had travelled down in Oldham Crossley 368 (FBU827) seen on the left, to collect 111 (CRC911), the chassis number of which is but three different from that of 368. John Horrocks was the Engineer at Derby at the time and he posed his CVD6 27 (ACH627) in the line as well as what was at the time a training bus, the ex-Coventry COG5 47 (EVC244).
Photo taken Sunday 29 November 1970, Derby Corporation depot, Ascot Drive
2. EVC244
Preserved 1940 Daimler COG5/40, EVC244, with Park Royal body newly restored. New to Coventry in April 1940, it was sold in October 1949 to to Derby where it was mostly used for driver training; it was not licensed as a PSV.
Photo taken Sunday 8 July 2012, Aldridge Transport Museum
3. EKV944
Coventry 344, EKV944, seen at the Harnall Lane garage, was a Daimler CWA6 new in 1944 with Weymann H30/26R body which was rebuilt in 1952 by Bond, Wythenshawe. It was withdrawn later in 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Harnall Lane Garage
4. EKV966
A picture of preserved Coventry 366, EKV966, under restoration, a Daimler CWA6 dating from 1944, rebodied by Roe in 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 23 March 2014, at a private site in Coventry
5. EKV966
Preserved Coventry 366, EKV966 a Daimler CWA6 dating from 1944. It entered service with Coventry Corporation Transport in 1945 with a Duple utility body and gained a new Roe Pullman body in 1951. It was withdrawn in 1959 and has been in storage for a long time but renovation work is about to start.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 2012, at Coventry Transport Museum Reserve collection, Sandy Lane, Coventry
6. FHP2
FHP2, new in 1948 as Coventry 2, and seen at the Harnall Lane garage was a Daimler CVA6 with a Metro-Cammell H31/29R body, the second of thirty such buses new that year.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Harnall Lane Garage
7. GKV99
Coventry 99, GKV99, was an A.E.C. 0961 Regent III, the chassis of which was built as early as 1948 but which was not bodied until 1951 when Metro-Cammell had capacity to body it with an H30/26R body to London Transport RT3 specification.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Sandy Lane Garage
8. GKV101
Seen at the Sandy Lane garage, Coventry 101, GKV101, was the first of sixteen Daimler CVD6s with Brush B34F bodies which were new in 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Sandy Lane Garage
9. GKV66
A line up of Daimlers at Harnall Lane Garage headed by 66, GKV66, a Daimler CVA6 with Metro-Cammell H31/29R body.
Photo taken Sunday 20 October 1963, Harnall Lane Garage
10. HKV110
Coventry 110, HKV110, was one of sixteen Brush B34F bodied Daimler CVD6s new in 1949 and was seen at the Harnall Lane garage.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Harnall Lane Garage
11. GKV94
GKV94 is Coventry 94, a Daimler CVA6 with Metro-Cammell H31/29R body and was the first post-war bus type delivered to Coventry Corporation and dates from 1950. In 1970 Smiths of Long Itchington was operating this vehicle on school contracts, still in Coventry maroon but with with the cream over painted with black.
Photo taken Monday 8 February 2016, Quantock Heritage, Somerset
12. GKV94
GKV94 is Coventry 94, a Daimler CVA6 with Metro-Cammell H31/29R body and was the first post-war bus type delivered to Coventry Corporation and dates from 1950.
Photo taken December 2016, Quantock Heritage site, Somerset
13. GKV100
Seen at the Harnall Lane garage, Coventry 100, GKV100, was a Crossley DD42/7T with a Metro-Cammell H31/27R body which was new in 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Harnall Lane Garage, Coventry
14. JKV122
Supporting home industry, Coventry bought a batch of Maudslay Regent IIIs with Metro-Cammell bodies and 122, JKV122, is seen at Harnall Lane Garage. In reality these were AEC Regent IIIs with Maudslay badges and an M prefix to the chassis number.
Photo taken Sunday 20 October 1963, Harnall Lane Garage
15. JKV123
This Maudslay M9612E Regent III, seen at the Sandy Lane garage, with a Metro-Cammell H31/27R body was new as Coventry 123, JKV123, and was one of nine new in 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Sandy Lane Garage
16. RWK186
Coventry 186 RWK186, one of fifty buses new in 1955/6 is seen in Pool Meadow. It was a Daimler CVG6 with a Metro-Cammell H33/27R body, this being one of those which entered service in 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Pool Meadow
17. RWK188
RWK188 was Coventry Corporation 188 and was a Daimler CVG6 with a Metro-Cammell H33/27R body new in 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 28 October 1967, Pool Meadow
18. SKV212
Coventry 212, SKV212, new in 1956 was one of fifty buses new in 1955/6 which is seen in Pool Meadow. It was a Daimler CVG6 with a Metro-Cammell H33/27R body.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Pool Meadow
19. VWK217
Coventry 217, VWK217, a Daimler CVG6 with Metro-Cammell H33/27R body shows off the brighter red livery.
Photo taken Sunday 14 June 1970, Coventry
20. VWK219
Coventry Corporation 219, VWK219, was a Daimler CVG6 with a Metro-Cammell H33/27R body new in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 28 October 1967, Pool Meadow
21. XVC287
Seen leaving Pool Meadow is Coventry 287, XVC287, which was a Daimler CVG6 with Metro-Cammell H33/27R body.
Photo taken Sunday 14 June 1970, Pool Meadow
22. XVC290
XVC290 is a Daimler CVG6 cut down after hitting a low bridge in 1960s and then used by Coventry CT for tow truck use. Withdrawn by WMPTE, it is part of the Roger Burdett collection and used as yard shunter and tree lopper. Access to interior is by rear door - access to roof is by any convenient ladder.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 2012, at a private site near Coventry
23. 295RW
Old and new liveries are evident in this picture of Coventry 295, 295RW, a Metro-Cammell H34/29R bodied Daimler CVG6.
Photo taken Sunday 14 June 1970, Coventry
24. 313CRW
Coventry Corporation 313, 313CRW, was a Daimler CVG6 with a Metro-Cammell H34/29R body new in 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 28 October 1967, Pool Meadow
25. 325CRW
Coventry received twenty-five Metro-Cammell H34/29R bodied Daimler CVG6s in 1963 and 325, 325CRW, is seen here in Pool Meadow.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Pool Meadow
26. 333CRW
It is quite rare to have two consecutive bus numbers in preservation and even rarer to see them together. 333CRW and 334CRW are Coventry City Transport Daimler CVG6 with Metro Cammell bodies.
Photo taken Wednesday 15 March 2017, private site near Coventry
27. 334CRW
Coventry City Transport 334, 334CRW, a Daimler CVG6 with Metro Cammell body new in 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 4 November 2012, at Lincoln
28. 334CRW
Coventry City Transport 334, 334CRW, a Daimler CVG6 with Metro Cammell body new in 1963. Fully restored between 2006 and 2009.
Photo taken Saturday 24 March 2012, Bedworth
29. CRW508C
Coventry 508, CRW508C, Bedford VAS1 built in 1965 with Marshall B30F was an unusual choice for a municipal operator, and my pencilled note in BBF 7 indicates that 508 was one man operated and this is confirmed by this view at Pool Meadow. 294RW sits behind with the new Cathedral in the background.
Photo taken August 1968, Pool Meadow
30. CKV22D
Coventry City Transport were keen buyers of locally built Daimler chassis although their first rear engined buses were Leyland Atlanteans. Subsequent deliveries reverted to Daimler however. Seen here in Pool Meadow bus station is 22, CKV22D, a 1966 Daimler Fleetline with Neepsend bodywork. West Midlands PTE fleetnames are carried.
Photo taken 1975, Coventry Bus Station
31. KWK25F
West Midlands PTE 1025, KWK25F, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1967 with Eastern Coach Works H45/27D bodywork.
Photo taken August 1980, Pool Meadow bus station, Coventry
32. KWK28F
Coventry 28, KWK28F, was a Daimler CRG6LX Fleetline with Eastern Coachworks H45/27D body seen at Pool Meadow.
Photo taken Sunday 14 June 1970, Pool Meadow
33. KKV49G
Coventry on 49, KKV49G
Photo taken Sunday 14 June 1970
34. KKV48G
West Midlands PTE 1048, KKV48G, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1969 with East Lancashire H45/27D bodywork.
Photo taken August 1980, Pool Meadow bus station, Coventry
35. KKV54G
Coventry 54, KKV54G, a 1969 East Lancs bodied Daimler Fleetline is seen at Pool Meadow bus station. It is carrying West Midlands PTE livery; to the rear of 54 is a former Midland Red Daimler Fleetline.
Photo taken 1975, Coventry Bus Station
36. KKV57G
East Lancs H45/27D bodywork was carried by Coventry 57, KKV57G, a Daimler CRG6LX Fleetline seen at Pool Meadow.
Photo taken Sunday 14 June 1970, Pool Meadow
37. SWK73J
West Midlands PTE 1073, SWK73J, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built in 1970 with Park Royal H45/27D bodywork.
Photo taken August 1980, Pool Meadow bus station, Coventry
38. YVC407L
Coventry 407, YVC407L, a Ford R226 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C49F body seen at the R.T.I.T.B. at High Ercall.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1973, High Ercall