SCT '61 Photo Index
Maidstone Corporation
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1. EKM395
Maidstone Corporation 41, EKM395, a 1937 all-Crossley Mancunian 48-seater, which survived until 1955.
Photo taken 1953, Maidstone Depot
2. GKN379
Maidstone Corporation 54, GKN379, a Sunbeam W new in 1943 with Park Royal bodywork and rebodied in 1960 with a Roe H34/28R body
Photo taken Saturday 26 November 1966, High Street, Maidstone
3. GKN380
Rear view of Maidstone 55, GKN380, Sunbeam W with Roe H62R body. New in 1943, rebodied in 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way
4. GKP511
Eschewing the classic Maidstone trolleybus destination display "Loose" for a pub name, here is another shot of Maidstone 56, GKP511, at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
5. GKP511
Maidstone 56, GKP511, a Sunbeam W with Roe H62R body, new in 1944 and rebodied in 1960.
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Mill Street, Maidstone
6. GKP511
Maidstone 56, GKP511, Sunbeam W with Roe H62R body. New in 1944, rebodied in 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Upper Stone Street
7. GKP511
Maidstone 56, GKP511, is a Sunbeam W utility chassis (new in 1944) that was rebodied by Roe in 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
8. GKP513
Maidstone 58, GKP513, a Sunbeam W new in 1944 seen here with a Park Royal H30/26R body was later rebodied, in 1960, with a Roe H34/28R body and withdrawn in 1967. It is seen in Mill Street with the Carriage Museum on the left of the picture.
Photo taken Saturday 11 October 1958, Mill Street
9. HKR11
Rear view of Maidstone 72, HKR11, a Sunbeam W with Northern Coachbuilders H56R body, built in 1946.
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Mill Street, Maidstone
10. HKR2
Maidstone 63, HKR2, Sunbeam W with Northern Coachbuilders H56R body, built in 1946
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Upper Stone Street
11. HKR3
Rear view of Maidstone 64, HKR3, Sunbeam W with Northern Coachbuilders H56R body, built in 1946
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Upper Stone Street
12. HKR3
Maidstone 64, HKR3, Sunbeam W with Northern Coachbuilders H56R body, built in 1946
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way
13. HKR4
Maidstone 65, HKR4, with semaphore arm indicating an intention to turn right, was a Sunbeam W with an N.C.B. H30/26R body, one of six new in 1946.
Photo taken Saturday 26 November 1960, High Street, Maidstone
14. HKR6
Maidstone Corporation 67, HKR6, a Sunbeam W with Northern Coachbuilders H56R body, new in 1946
Photo taken 1962, The Kings Arms, Loose
15. HKR9
Maidstone 70, HKR9, Sunbeam W with Northern Coachbuilders H56R body, built in 1946
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way
16. BDY807
Maidstone 85, BDY807, a Sunbeam W with Weymann H56R body. New in 1947 to Hastings and District, passed to Maidstone and District and sold to the Corporation in 1959 when the Hastings system closed.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Upper Stone Street
17. BDY809
Maidstone 86, BDY809, Sunbeam W with Weymann H56R body.
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Mill Street, Maidstone
18. BDY818
Maidstone 89, BDY818, Sunbeam W with Weymann H56R body.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way
19. BDY818
Rear view of Maidstone 89, BDY818, Sunbeam W with Weymann H56R body.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way
20. HKR11
Maidstone Trolleybus 72, HKR11, a 1947 Sunbeam W4 with Northern Coachbuilders H30/26R bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 13 September 2008, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
21. HKR8
Maidstone 69, HKR8, a Sunbeam W with an N.C.B. H30/26R body was new in 1947 and was withdrawn in 1965. It is seen in Mill Street with the Carriage Museum on the left of the picture.
Photo taken Saturday 11 October 1958, Mill Street
22. JKO639
Maidstone 75, JKO639, was the middle one of three Daimler CVG6s with N.C.B. H30/26R bodies new in 1947.
Photo taken Saturday 26 November 1960, Central Maidstone
23. LKJ780
Maidstone Corporation 80, LKJ780, a 1949 Daimler CVG6/Brush H56R which was sold for scrap in 1964.
Photo taken 1953, Maidstone
24. LKJ780
Second shot of Maidstone Corporation 80, LKJ780, a 1949 Daimler CVG6 with Brush H56R body.
Photo taken 1953, Maidstone
25. LCD51
Maidstone 51, LCD51, BUT 9611T with Weymann H30/26R body. New to Brighton Corporation, sold to Maidstone in 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way
26. LCD51
Maidstone 51, LCD51, a BUT 9611T with Weymann H30/26R body. New to Brighton Corporation, sold to Maidstone in February 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way
27. LCD51
Maidstone 51, LCD51, a BUT 9611T with Weymann H30/26R body. New to Brighton Corporation, sold to Maidstone in February 1959.
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Mill Street, Maidstone
28. LCD52
Rear view of ex-Maidstone trolley 52, LCD52.
Photo taken Sunday 10 September 2006, East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
29. LCD52
Preserved ex-Maidstone trolley 52, LCD52, a BUT 9611T with Weymann H56R body, new to Brighton Corporation, one of two sold to Maidstone in February 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 10 September 2006, East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
30. LCD52
Preserved ex-Maidstone trolley 52, LCD52, a BUT 9611T with Weymann H56R body, new to Brighton Corporation, one of two sold to Maidstone in February 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 10 July 2005, East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
31. WKP71
Maidstone Corporation number 1, WKP71, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 with Massey H61R body, new in 1956
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way
32. WKP76
Maidstone Corporation 6, WKP76, a Leyland PD2/20 with Massey H33/28R body new in 1956, still in brown and cream, repainted into blue in May 1966.
Photo taken Saturday 1 January 1966, High Street
33. 998AKT
One of the vehicles hired by Alder Valley during their vehicle shortage in the mid 1970s was Maidstone Massey bodied PD2/30 8, 998AKT. It is leaving Reading Bus Station on its way to Twyford.
Photo taken 1974, Reading Bus Station
34. 999AKT
Maidstone Corporation 9, 999AKT, a Leyland PD2/30 with Massey H33/28R body, new in 1957
Photo taken Saturday 26 November 1966, High Street, Maidstone
35. 410DKM
In 1975 Lancaster bought four Massey bodied Leyland Titan PD2/30s from Maidstone, new in 1958. They were seen as a stop gap until new buses could be delivered and ran in Maidstone's unusual blue and yellow livery. 410, 410DKM, was withdrawn in 1976
Photo taken 1976, Torrisholme, Morecambe
36. 517RKR
Maidstone Corporation 17, 517RKR, a Leyland PD2A/30 with Massey H61R body, new in 1961
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Upper Stone Street
37. 20UKK
Ashfield Caravan Centre, Burton upon Trent, 20UKK, a Leyland Titan PD2A/30 built in 1962 with Massey bodywork. New as Maidstone Corporation 20, this was finding rather undignified use as advertising hoarding in Burton.
Photo taken August 1980, Burton upon Trent
38. 20UKK
Maidstone Corporation 20, 20UKK, a Leyland PD2A/30 with Massey H33/28R body new in 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 1 January 1966, top of High Street
39. 24YKO
Maidstone Corporation 24, 24YKO, a Leyland PD2A/30 with Massey H33/28R body, new in 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 26 November 1966, Knightrider Street, Maidstone
40. 25YKO
Here's a colourful vehicle, complete with satellite dish. PFF966 is easier-identified by its former registration of 25YKO, making it a PD2A/30 with Massey bodywork, supplied to Maidstone Corporation, numbered 26 in 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 14 August 2011, Brislington Park & Ride
41. 25YKO
Maidstone Corporation 25, 25YKO, a Leyland Titan PD2A/30 with Massey H61R body, new in 1963
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Mill Street
42. 26YKO
Maidstone Corporation fleetname on preserved PD2 26YKO.
43. 26YKO
Preserved Maidstone Corporation 26, 26YKO, a 1963 Leyland Titan PD2A/30 with Massey H33/28R body.
Photo taken Saturday 31 March 2012, Kent Showground, Detling
44. 26YKO
Preserved Maidstone Corporation 26, 26YKO, a Leyland Titan PD2A/30 with Massey H33/28R seat body, new in October 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 9 April 2011, Kent Showground, Detling
45. 26YKO
Rear view of preserved Maidstone Corporation 26, 26YKO, Leyland Titan PD2A/30 with Massey H33/28R seat body, new in October 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 16 February 2008, Hawkhurst
46. 26YKO
The local municipal operator, Maidstone Corporation, was represented at Detling by 1963 Leyland PD2A/30/Massey 26, 26YKO, which carries the earlier and distinctive ginger brown livery.
Photo taken Saturday 5 April 2014, Kent Showground, Detling
47. EKP227C
Leon, Finningley 94, EKP227C, a Massey H43/31F bodied Leyland PDR1/1 seen in Doncaster was ex Maidstone Corporation.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 August 1979, Doncaster
48. EKP227C
Maidstone 27, EKP227C, a Massey H43/31F bodied Leyland PDR1/1 seen at Barming.
Photo taken Sunday 12 July 1970, Barming
49. EKP227C
Maidstone Corporation on EKP227C
Photo taken Sunday 12 July 1970
50. OKM146G
Stevensons of Uttoxeter 30, OKM146G, Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1968 with Massey H43/31F bodywork. This had been new as Maidstone BC 46.
Photo taken August 1980, Burton On Trent Bus Station
51. EKR152L
The Delaine of Bourne 79, EKR152L, a 1972 Leyland Atlantean AN68/1R with Northern Counties bodywork, originally 52 in the Maidstone Corporation fleet.
Photo taken Summer 1982, Bourne