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
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, Maidstone
4. GKP511
Maidstone 56, GKP511, Sunbeam W with Roe H62R body. New in 1944, rebodied in 1960.
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964
5. 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, Maidstone
6. 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
7. 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
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Sunbeam W new in 1944 seen here with a Park Royal H30/26R body was later rebodied, in 1960, with a Roe H34/28R body and withdrawn in 1967.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, Maidstone
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, 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, Maidstone
11. HKR3
Maidstone 64, HKR3, Sunbeam W with Northern Coachbuilders H56R body, built in 1946
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
12. 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, Maidstone
13. HKR6
Maidstone Corporation 67, HKR6, a Sunbeam W with Northern Coachbuilders H56R body, new in 1946
Photo taken 1962, The Kings Arms, Loose
14. HKR9
Maidstone 70, HKR9, Sunbeam W with Northern Coachbuilders H56R body, built in 1946
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
15. BDY807
Maidstone 85, BDY807, 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, Maidstone
16. BDY809
Maidstone 86, BDY809, Sunbeam W with Weymann H56R body.
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Maidstone
17. BDY818
Rear view of Maidstone 89, BDY818, Sunbeam W with Weymann H56R body.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
18. BDY818
Maidstone 89, BDY818, Sunbeam W with Weymann H56R body.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
19. HKR11
Maidstone Trolleybus 72, HKR11, a 1947 Sunbeam W4 with Northern Coachbuilders H30/26R bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 13 September 2008, Sandtoft Museum
20. 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, Maidstone
21. LKJ780
Second shot of Maidstone Corporation 80, LKJ780, a 1949 Daimler CVG6 with Brush H56R body.
Photo taken 1953, Maidstone
22. LKJ780
Maidstone Corporation 80, LKJ780, a 1949 Daimler CVG6/Brush H56R which was sold for scrap in 1964.
Photo taken 1953, Maidstone
23. 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, Bishops Way, Maidstone
24. 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, Maidstone
25. 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, Maidstone
26. 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, Lowestoft
27. 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 at Carlton Colville
28. LCD52
Rear view of ex-Maidstone trolley 52, LCD52.
Photo taken Sunday 10 September 2006, East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft
29. 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, Maidstone
30. 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, Maidstone
31. 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
32. 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
33. 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
34. 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, Maidstone - Photo of the week 25/11/01
35. 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, Maidstone
36. 24YKO
Maidstone Corporation 24, 24YKO, a Leyland PD2A/30 with Massey H33/28R body, new in 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 26 November 1966, Lower Stone Street junction with Knightrider Street, Maidstone
37. 25YKO
Maidstone Corporation 25, 25YKO, a Leyland Titan PD2A/30 with Massey H61R body, new in 1963
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Maidstone
38. 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
39. 26YKO
Preserved Maidstone Corporation 26, 26YKO, a 1963 Leyland Titan PD2A/30 with Massey H33/28R body.
Photo taken Saturday 31 March 2012, Kent Show Ground
40. 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, Kent
41. 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, Detling
42. EKP227C
Maidstone 27, EKP227C, a Massey H43/31F bodied Leyland PDR1/1 seen at Barming.
Photo taken Sunday 12 July 1970, Barming, Maidstone
43. 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
44. 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