SCT '61 Photo Index
Portsmouth City
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1.
Portsmouth Corporation Tramways 84 stored at the back of the trolleybus depot. The tram survives on public display at the Milestone Museum, Basingstoke. It was "new" in 1904, one of four rebuilt from ex-Portsmouth Street Tramways horse-car bodies which had been new in 1880 to North Metropolitan Tramway Co. Ltd., London.
Photo taken c.1960, Portsmouth Depot
2.
Portsmouth Corporation Tramways 84, one of four rebuilt in 1904 from ex-Portsmouth Street Tramways horse-car bodies which had been new in 1880 to North Metropolitan Tramway Co. Ltd., London.
Photo taken Saturday 28 May 2016, Milestones Museum, Basingstoke
3. BK2986
Portsmouth 1, BK2986, a Thornycroft J with a Wadham O20/14RO body caught on Madeira Drive, Brighton on the occasion of the 1961 British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 23 April 1961, Madeira Drive, Brighton
4. TP181
Portsmouth Tower Wagon TW1 TP181 attends to the overhead wiring on the north side of Ports Bridge in August 1950. It had been converted 1/33 from bus 16, a 1924 Dennis 50cwt with a Strachan & Brown body.
Photo taken August 1950, Ports Bridge (North Side)
5. TP751
The only buses purchased by Portsmouth in 1925 was a batch of 12 Dennis 50cwt with Dennis B26F bodies numbered 23 to 34 and registered TP751-761/765.
Photo taken 1925
6. TP755
One of the four 1925 Dennis 50cwt buses that continued to serve Portsmouth as Portsmouth service vehicles was bus 27, TP755, which was converted to a lorry in 12/32.
7. TP4812
An earlier 38 in the Portsmouth fleet was TP4812, one of two Karrier CL6/ Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies B39F single deckers new 6/27. 38 served until 10/34, 39 lasted until 9/35.
8. TP4835
A much earlier 46 in the Portsmouth fleet - it would take a real man to handle this beast. TP4835 was a Karrier WL6/2 with a Brush H32/28R body new 8/27 which lasted in the Portsmouth fleet until 8/35, going for scrap to Forest (dealer), North End, Portsmouth the following November.
Photo taken South Parade Pier, Southsea
9. RV2000
A couple of the Crossley Condors new in 1931/32 had a very long life with Portsmouth Corporation, becoming service vehicles after their time carrying the citizens of Portsmouth around thr city. Bus 105, RV2000, was new 7/32 with an English Electric H26/24R body and was withdrawn from service 4/48.
Photo taken 1953, Gladys Avenue, North End, Portsmouth
10. RV236
The other Tilling Stevens B10A2/Park Royal B30R new in 1931 was no 1 RV236.
11. RV237
Portsmouth 2, RV237, was one of 2 Tilling Stevens B10A2/Park Royal B30R new in 6/31. It was destroyed by enemy action at Eastney 3/41.
12. RV715
Portsmouth 7, RV715, photographed by G.F.Ashwell at the Guildhall in August 1949.
Photo taken August 1949, Portsmouth Guildhall
13. RV719
Portsmouth 35, RV719, was a one-off AEC Regent/Short H26/24R new 10/31.
Photo taken 1931
14. RV720
The first Crossley Condor in the Portsmouth fleet was bus 74, RV720, new 10/31 with a Short H26/24R body and was initially used to train former tramcar drivers as a bus driver tuition vehicle.
Photo taken Methuen Rd Depot, Eastney, Portsmouth
15. RV1131
Portsmouth 91, RV1131, a Leyland TD1/ English Electric H50R new 1/32, withdrawn 12/51 and scrapped by the Corporation the next month.
Photo taken June 1950, Cosham Railway Station
16. RV1134
Portsmouth 94, RV1134, a Leyland TD1/Eglish Electric H50R new 1/32 and was the final survivor (as a bus) of the 1932 double deckers, not being scrapped until 7/52.
Photo taken June 1950, Paulsgrove, Portsmouth
17. RV1143
Another former bus serving as a service vehicle with Portsmouth was bus 80, RV1143, a T.S.M. E60A6/English Electric H26/24R new 3/32.
Photo taken December 1949, Methuen Rd Yard, Eastney
18. RV1992
Portsmouth 97, RV1992, a Crossley Condor (fitted with a 9.12 litre oil engine)/English Electric H50R seen at Copnor Bridge in 1947.
Photo taken 1947, Copnor Bridge
19. RV1996
Portsmouth 101, RV1996, a Crossley Condor/English Electric H26/24R new in July 1932.
Photo taken September 1948, Unicorn Gate, Portsmouth
20. RV3410
An offside view of Portsmouth 16, RV3410, a Leyland TD2/English Electric H50R new in July 1933.
Photo taken 1949, Paulsgrove, Portsmouth
21. RV3410
Portsmouth 16, RV3410, was the first of 12 oil engined Leyland TD2/English Electric H50R that arrived in July 1933.
Photo taken May 1950, Alexandra Park, Hilsea, Portsmouth
22. RV3412
Another view of Portsmouth tower wagon TW2 RV3412, parked outside the former Portsmouth Street Tramways depot on Gladys Avenue, North End in October 1953.
Photo taken October 1953, Gladys Avenue, North End, Portsmouth
23. RV3412
Showing off its shiny paintwork Portsmouth tower wagon TW2 was attending to the overhead outside McIlroys on London Road in December 1952, having been newly converted from bus 18 RV3412 - a 1933 English Electric bodied Leyland TD2.
Photo taken December 1952, London Road, Portsmouth
24. RV3414
Portsmouth 20, RV3414, was another of the 12 Leyland TD2/English Electric H50R supplied in July 1933.
Photo taken August 1952, Alexandra Park, Hilsea, Portsmouth
25. RV4649
This is an uncredited photo from Roger's collection of Portsmouth 201 (the former no 1) RV4649 making its stately way along Kingston Road. This AEC 661T/English Electric H26/24R was new in 1934 and is of the model that Portsmouth adopted as standard.
Photo taken London Road, Portsmouth
26. RV4649
Another view of Portsmouth 201, RV4649, an AEC 661T/English Electric, taken by Roger in August 1958 (the final month that it was licenced for service) from the first floor of 180 Kingston Road.
Photo taken August 1958, opposite 180 Kingston Road, Portsmouth
27. RV4651
A broadside view at Canoe Lake, Portsmouth of Portsmouth 3, RV4651, when quite new, one of the initial AEC661T/English Electric trolleybuses supplied in 1934.
Photo taken c.1934/35, Canoe Lake, Southsea
28. RV4653
An early uncredited view of one of the 15 Trolleybuses bought by Portsmouth for comparison purposes in 1934. Leyland TBD2/English Electric H26/24R 5 RV4653 is at the junction of Albert Rd and Festing Rd as a group of bonneted ladies climb aboard.
Photo taken c.1935, Junction Albert Rd & Festing Rd, Portsmouth
29. RV4656
Another early uncredited view in Roger's collection - Portsmouth 8, RV4656, the only Sunbeam MF2/English Electric H26/24R in the fleet (the other MF2 was bodied by Metro Cammell).
Photo taken c.1934-6, South Parade Pier, Southsea
30. RV4657
Portsmouth 9, RV4657, was the only Karrier E4/English Electric H26/24R in the 1934 evaluation batch of trolleybuses.
Photo taken 1930s, Coach & Horses, London Road, Hilsea
31. RV4662
In March 1954 Roger visited Kingsway Coachworks scrapyard in Emsworth with a friend and here we have two Metro Cammell bodied trolleys ex Portsmouth - 3 axle Sunbeam MS3 214, RV4662, and behind is 2 axle Sunbeam MF2 210, RV4660.
Photo taken March 1954, Kingsway Coachworks Scrapyard, Emsworth
32. RV6367
Portsmouth Corporation number 7, RV6367 a 1934 EEC Bodied Leyland TD4.
Photo taken July 1966, Hayling Ferry Terminal
33. RV4650
Portsmouth 202, RV4650, an AEC 661T/English Electric H26/24R at Cosham Compound (as the terminus at Cosham Railway Station seems to have been known by Roger) in 1949.
Photo taken 1949, Cosham Compound, Portsmouth
34. RV4653
Portsmouth 205, RV4653, a Leyland TBD2/ English Electric H26/24R at Hilsea Barracks in October 1948. 205 has the overhead sighting window that was found to be needed on the first batch of EE bodies.
Photo taken October 1948, Hilsea Barracks
35. RV4659
Portsmouth had only 4 three axle trolleybuses numbered 12-15 (later 212-215) - 2 AEC 663T and 2 Sunbeam MS3 with one each English Electric and Metro Cammell H32/28R bodies, so no 2 were alike, added to which they all had differing electrical equipment.
Photo taken April 1949, Cosham Compound
36. RV4661
A fuzzy view of Portsmouth 211, RV4661, a Karrier E4/MetroCammell H26/24R at South Parade Pier in April 1949.
Photo taken Aprl 1949, South Parade Pier Southsea
37. RV6358
Four of Portsmouth's 1935 batch of Leyland TD4/English Electric H50R had their lives extended by conversion to open top, to such a degree that they all entered preservation after withdrawal. 115, RV6358, was the first of the batch and also the first of the four converted to open top O26/24R, re-entering service in 7/53.
Photo taken August 1953, South Parade Pier, Southsea
38. RV6358
One might assume that conversion to open top just required chopping the top off. Portsmouth Corporation obviously didn't agree. 1935 Leyland TD4/English Electric 115, RV6358, is seen under conversion in the Eastney bodyshop in January 1953.
Photo taken January 1953, Eastney Bodyshop
39. RV6358
Another view of Portsmouth 115, RV6358, Leyland TD4/English Electric open topper. Judging by the shine on the paintwork it was taken soon after conversion in 1953.
Photo taken circa 1953, Clarence Pier, Southsea
40. RV6358
Portsmouth 115, RV6358, Leyland TD4/English Electric converted to open top in 1953 seems to have attracted the attention of local photographers, as the next of the batch was not converted until June 1954.
Photo taken August 1953, Castle Road, Southsea
41. RV6358
Portsmouth 5, RV6358, is one of four 1935-vintage English Electric-bodied Leyland TD4 open-toppers in preservation.
Photo taken August 1976, Otley
42. RV6358
Portsmouth 5, RV6358, a 1935-vintage English Electric-bodied Leyland TD4, preserved originally as an open topper.
Photo taken Saturday 31 March 2012, Kent Showground, Detling
43. RV6358
Another outing for Portsmouth 5, RV6358, a 1935-vintage English Electric-bodied Leyland TD4, preserved originally as an open topper.
Photo taken Monday 9 April 2012, Chatham Dockyard
44. RV6358
Portsmouth 5, RV6358, was a Leyland TD4 new in 1935 as 115 with an English Electric H26/24R body. It was converted to open top in 1953 and renumbered in 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, Clarence Pier, Southsea
45. RV6358
Portsmouth 5, RV6358, a Leyland TD4 with an English Electric O26/24R body is seen in Emsworth.
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 1966, Sultan Road, Emsworth
46. RV6358
Portsmouth 5, RV6358, when new in 1935 was numbered 115. It was a Leyland TD4 with an English Electric H26/24R body which was converted to O26/24R in 1953 and renumbered 5 in 1958, and was seen at Clarence Pier, Southsea.
Photo taken Sunday 19 August 1962, Clarence Pier, Southsea
47. RV6358
Portsmouth 5, RV6358, a Leyland TD4 with an English Electric H26/24R body new in 1935 which was converted to O26/24R in 1953 and renumbered 5 in 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 7 August 2022, Stokes Bay Rally, Gosport
48. RV6359
A rather fuzzy view of another of Portsmouth's 1935 batch of Leyland TD4/English Electric. 116, RV6359, is seen at Hilsea Lido at some time before withdrawal in 2/56.
Photo taken Hilsea Lido
49. RV6360
Portsmouth 6, RV6360, was a Leyland TD4 new in 1935 as 117 with an English Electric H26/24R body. It was converted to open top in 1953 and renumbered in 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, Clarence Pier, Southsea
50. RV6360
Portsmouth 6, RV6360, when new in 1935 was numbered 117. It was a Leyland TD4 with an English Electric H26/24R body which was converted to O26/24R in 1953 and renumbered 6 in 1958, and was seen at Clarence Pier, Southsea.
Photo taken Sunday 19 August 1962, Clarence Pier, Southsea
51. RV6363
Portsmouth 120 RV6363 was a Leyland TD4 with an English Electric H26/24R metal framed body new in 7/35.
Photo taken September 1953, Gladys Avenue, Portsmouth
52. RV6363
Portsmouth 120, RV6363, was the first of the 1935 Leyland TD4/English Electric to be withdrawn.
Photo taken 1955, Methuen Road Depot, Eastney, Portsmouth
53. RV6364
In 1935 Portsmouth took delivery of 115-126, 12 English Electric bodied Leyland TD4 chassis, one of which (126) was delivered as a TD4c, although that one had its torque converter replaced by a standard TD4 gearbox in 1947. Portsmouth 121 RV6364 is seen here in Gladys Avenue in October 1948.
Photo taken October 1948, Gladys Avenue, North End, Portsmouth
54. RV6367
Portsmouth 124, RV6367, a Leyland TD4/English Electric of 1935 converted to open-top 6/54 and was the last of the 4 so converted to remain in service, not being withdrawn until 7/72.
Photo taken June 1954, Clarence Pier, Southsea
55. RV6367
Portsmouth Corporation 7, RV6367, at the Hayling Island ferry terminus of the seafront service. It was a Leyland TD4 with English Electric H26/24R body, new in 1935 and converted to open top in 1954.
Photo taken Hayling Ferry Terminal
56. RV6367
Portsmouth 7, RV6367, when new in 1935 was numbered 124. It was a Leyland TD4 with an English Electric H26/24R body which was converted to O26/24R in 1954 and renumbered 7 in 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 19 August 1962, Clarence Pier, Southsea
57. RV6368
Preserved ex-Portsmouth open topper 8, RV6368, a Leyland TD4 with English Electric body new in 1935, one of four converted to open-top in 1955 for use on Southsea Seafront.
Photo taken Sunday 1 April 2007, Longcross
58. RV6368
Portsmouth 8, RV6368, when new in 1935 was numbered 125. It was a Leyland TD4 with an English Electric H26/24R body which was converted to O26/24R in 1955 and renumbered 8 in 1958, and was seen at Clarence Pier, Southsea.
Photo taken Sunday 19 August 1962, Clarence Pier, Southsea
59. RV6370
In addition to 12 English Electric bodied Leyland TD4s, in 1935 Portsmouth took delivery of 4 more TD4s, but with Leylands own all-metal vee-fronted bodies. Roger had in his collection an official view of the first of the batch - 127, RV6370.
Photo taken 1935
60. RV6371
Roger photographed 1935 Leyland TD4/Leyland 128, RV6371, at Cosham Compound in February 1963.
Photo taken February 1963, Cosham Compound
61. RV6372
Given the problems that the early all metal vee-fronted Leyland bodies were reported to have suffered, Portsmouth's four examples seem to have had remarkably long service lives from 23 to 29 years (albeit that 127 & 128 were rebuilt by the Corporation in 1957). The first to be withdrawn was 129, RV6372, in 2/58, its engine and other parts being used for spares for the re-engined 1948 Crossleys.
Photo taken May 1954, North End Junction, Portsmouth
62. RV6372
Roger took a second photograph of Portsmouth 1935 Leyland TD4/Leyland 129, RV6372, in May 1954, this time at Green Lane.
Photo taken May 1954, Green Lane, Portsmouth
63. RV6373
Numerically the last of Portsmouth's 1935 all Leyland TD4s was delivered as a TD4c in 8/35. Roy Brown photographed 130, RV6373, in September 1948 not long after it had its torque converter replaced by a TD4 gearbox in 1947.
Photo taken September 1948, The Hard, Portsmouth
64. RV6376
Portsmouth 18, 16 & 19.
Photo taken October 1935, AEC Test Track, Southall
65. RV6376
In August 1934, Portsmouth put into service trolleybuses 1 - 15 with a mixture of makes - AEC, Leyland,Sunbeam & Karrier; some 2 axle, some 3 axle; mixture of motors - English Electric; British Thompson Houston and General Electric - some regenerative, some not; bodies by English Electric or Metro Cammell. Despite no more than 3 being alike, they all served a full life into the 1950s (with the exception of one, which never re-entered service with Portsmouth after a wartime loan to Pontypridd UDC).
Photo taken October 1935, AEC Test Track, Southall
66. RV6380
Portsmouth 22 RV6380. Included in Roger's collection are a delightful set of AEC Official photos showing street scenes. This is one of the 1935 batch of AEC 661T/English Electric H26/24R trolleybuses which entered service in 11/35 photographed at North End Junction.
Photo taken circa April 1936, North End Junction, Portsmouth
67. RV6382
Portsmouth 224, RV6382, was an AEC 661T with English Electric H26/24R body new as 24 in 1935, being renumbered in 1938. It had been exhibited at the 1935 Commercial Motor Show and did not enter service until April 1936.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, Canoe Lake, Esplanade, Southsea
68. RV6382
Portsmouth 24, RV6382, was the final one of the 1935 batch of AEC 661T/English Electric H26/24R trolleybuses.
Photo taken April 1936, St.Mary's Church, Fratton Road, Portsmouth
69. RV8312
The remaining 76 pre-war trolleys for Portsmouth had Cravens H26/26R bodies on the favoured AEC 661T chassis and were numbered 25-54 RV8307-8336 and 55-100 RV9106-54 and were delivered between 8/36 and 7/37. 30, RV8312, is on Goldsmith Avenue at the Ruskin Rd stop as the (noticeably all male) football fans head up Frogmore Road to Fratton Park.
Photo taken December 1936, Goldsmith Avenue, Southsea
70. RV8320
Portsmouth 238, RV8320, had been numbered 38 until 1938. It was an AEC 661T with Cravens H26/26R body new in 1936 and is seen at The Hard in Portsmouth. The body was rebuilt by Portsmouth incorporating Metal Sections components in 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, The Hard, Portsmouth
71. RV9106
Portsmouth 255, RV9106, had been number 55 until 1938. It was an AEC 661T with Cravens H26/26R body new in 1936 and is seen at The Hard in Portsmouth. The body was rebuilt by Portsmouth incorporating Metal Sections components in 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, The Hard, Portsmouth
72. RV9124
This is the lower and upper decks of Cravens all metal bodied AEC 661T 73, RV9124, new to Portsmouth in November 1936.
Photo taken c.October 1936
73. RV9129
Back ends of buses galore at The Hard, Portsmouth, featuring 78 RV9129 & 39 RV8321, both AEC 661T/Cravens H26/26R new 11/36 and 8/36 respectively.
Photo taken December 1936, The Hard, Portsmouth
74. RV9129
Another angle on Portsmouth 78, RV9129, an AEC 661T Cravens H26/26R trolleybus new 11/36.
Photo taken December 1936, The Hard, Portsmouth
75. RV9133
Portsmouth trolleybus 282, RV9133, an AEC661T with Cravens H26/26R body new in 1936 as fleet number 82 and renumbered two years later. It was withdrawn in 1961.
Photo taken emerging from the old depot into Gladys Avenue, Portsmouth
76. RV9141
Another street scene (and the back of a trolleybus) from Roger's collection. Portsmouth 1936 AEC 661T/ Cravens 90, RV9141, is stood in Commercial Road at the Surrey Street stop.
Photo taken December 1936, Commercial Road, Portsmouth
77. RV9145
Two Portsmouth trolleybuses (and a motor bus STP997) at the Dockyard, the nearer being 234, RV9145, an AEC661T with Cravens H26/26R body, new in 1937.
Photo taken Dockyard, Portsmouth
78. RV9151
Portsmouth 297, RV9151, new in 1937 as 97 was renumbered in 1938. It was an AEC 661T with Cravens H26/26R body and is seen at The Hard in Portsmouth. The body was rebuilt by Portsmouth incorporating Metal Sections components in 1952.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, The Hard, Portsmouth
79. BTP946
Portsmouth 46, BTP946, was a Wadham B32R bodied Leyland LZ4 new in 6/39. It had a more interesting life than it expected. In 1940 it was requisitioned by the War Department, being returned in 1942.
Photo taken September 1953, Gladys Avenue, Portsmouth
80. CTP151
Portsmouth 171, CTP151, the first of nine new in 1944, was a Daimler CWA6 with a Duple H30/26R body which was replaced in 1955 with a Crossley H30/26R body.
Photo taken Sunday 19 August 1962, Canoe Lake, Esplanade, Southsea
81. CTP178
Portsmouth 177, CTP178, was a Daimler CWA6 new in 1944 with a Duple H30/26R body. It was rebodied with a Crossley H30/26R body in 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 14 January 1961, Guildhall, Portsmouth
82. CTP180
Portsmouth 179, CTP180, the last of nine new in 1944, was a Daimler CWA6 with a Duple H30/26R body which was replaced in 1955 with a Crossley H30/26R body.
Photo taken Sunday 19 August 1962, Canoe Lake, Esplanade, Southsea
83. CTP180
A rare photo of Portsmouth Corporation's 179, CTP180, with original body, one of nine Daimler CWA6 utility vehicles, delivered in 1944 with Duple H30/26 bodies and AEC 7.7 litre engines.
Photo taken 1950s?, The Hard, Portsmouth, very close to the dockyard entrance
84. CTP200
Both Southampton and Portsmouth were well represented at the Southdown Centenary Rally, perhaps the most interesting being Portsmouth Bedford OWB 170, CTP200. Last time I saw this it was in wartime grey livery, but it appears to have had a recent repaint in normal Portsmouth livery.
Photo taken Sunday 7 June 2015, Southdown Centenary Rally, Southsea
85. CTP200
Portsmouth 170, CTP200, a Bedford OWB/Duple is still mostly with us. It was new in May 1944 as B32F.
Photo taken June 1950, Havant B.R. Station
86. DTP808
The first postwar buses delivered to Portsmouth were 2 Reading bodied Leyland PD1A delivered at the end of 1947, followed by 4 more (one of which was a PD1) at the beginning of 1948. 199 DTP808 entered service in 11/47 and is seen here in October carrying trade plates at the airport before entering service.
Photo taken October 1947, Portsmouth Airport, Hilsea
87. DTP808
Another view of Portsmouth 199, DTP808, a Leyland PD1A/Reading H52R, seen at Eastney in September 1948.
Photo taken September 1948, Eastney
88. DRV111
Portsmouth's penultimate 1948 Leyland PD1A/ Weymann H56R was 197, DRV111, which arrived in March.
Photo taken October 1948
89. DTP810
Post WWII Portsmouth bus fleet numbers reached 200, thus snuggling up to the trolleybus fleet. The decision was made to start again at 1, although gaps had to be left as some low numbered pre-war buses were still in service. Here we have Portsmouth 1, DTP810, a Leyland PD1 fitted with a locally built Reading H52R, body new in 1/48.
Photo taken May 1954, Kingston Crescent, North End, Portsmouth
90. DTP812
Portsmouth 3, DTP812, was a Leyland PD1A with a Reading H26/26R body new in 1948.
Photo taken Saturday 14 January 1961, Guildhall, Portsmouth
91. DTP824
1948 saw the arrival in Portsmouth of nineteen Weymann bodied Leyland Titan PD1 and PD1A. 190, DTP824, was a PD1A new 3/48 and is seen here at South Parade Pier in 1949 awaiting departure to Fareham.
Photo taken 1949, South Parade Pier Southsea
92. EBK23
Portsmouth 11, EBK23, a Crossley DD42/5T Reading H52R photographed outside the bodybuilders works ready for delivery to the Corporation in September 1948.
Photo taken September 1948, Reading Works, Portsmouth
93. EBK24
Portsmouth 12, EBK24, was one of six delivered in 1948, and was a Crossley DD42/5T with a Reading H26/26R body.
Photo taken Sunday 19 August 1962, Clarence Pier, Southsea
94. EBK569
Portsmouth 32, EBK569, one of twenty-five delivered in 1949, was a Crossley DD42/7T with a Crossley H28/24R body.
Photo taken Sunday 19 August 1962, Clarence Pier, Southsea
95. EBK571
Portsmouth 34, EBK571, an all-Crossley DD42/7T new 3/49, photographed from Roger's flat in Gladys Avenue in 1953.
Photo taken 1953, Gladys Avenue, North End, Portsmouth
96. EBK572
Portsmouth Corporation 35, EBK572, one of 25 all-Crossley DD42/7T new in 1949 and disposed of by 1967.
Photo taken 1965, Edinburgh Road, Portsmouth
97. EBK573
Portsmouth 36, EBK573, an all-Crossley DD42/7T new 3/49 is seen at Devonshire Avenue, Southsea the following month.
Photo taken April 1949, Devonshire Avenue, Southsea
98. EBK575
Recognise anyone? The Southern Counties Touring Society visited Portsmouth on 14th May 1950, and Roger seems to have had a hand in the organisation of a tour for the participants. This group photo was taken at Paulsgrove during the tour - from Roger's notes, I can offer up the following from L to R :Inspector Brooks; Driver 666; not known; E.J.Smith (editor Buses Illustrated); Roger Janes (open collar); the rest I have no idea. By the way, the bus is Portsmouth 38 EBK575, a 14 month old Crossley DD42/7T with a Crossley H28/24R body.
Photo taken Sunday 14 May 1950, Paulsgrove, Portsmouth
99. EBK575
Portsmouth 38, EBK575, an all-Crossley DD4/7T H28/24R on the Southern Counties Touring Society tour at Paulsgrove, with most of the passengers on board this time.
Photo taken Sunday 14 May 1950, Paulsgrove, Portsmouth
100. EBK575
Portsmouth all Crossley DD42/7T 38 EBK575 is now at the Hayling Ferry on the Southern Counties Touring Society tour.
Photo taken Sunday 14 May 1950, Hayling Ferry
101. EBK576
Portsmouth 39, EBK576, one of twenty-five delivered in 1949, was a Crossley DD42/7T with a Crossley H28/24R body.
Photo taken Sunday 19 August 1962, Clarence Pier, Southsea
102. EBK585
Portsmouth 52, EBK585, was a Crossley DD42/7T with Crossley H28/24R body new in 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, The Hard, Portsmouth
103. ERV926
Portsmouth 301, ERV926, was the first of fifteen B.U.T. 9611Ts fitted with Burlingham H28/24R bodies new in 1950 and is seen at The Hard.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, The Hard, Portsmouth
104. ERV928
Portsmouth 303, ERV928, was a 1950 BUT9611T with Burlingham bodywork. Seen here in 1959, it was withdrawn in 1961
Photo taken Monday 21 September 1959, Cosham Red Lion Terminus
105. ERV940
Portsmouth 315, ERV940. was the last of fifteen B.U.T. 9611Ts fitted with Burlingham H28/24R bodies new in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, South Parade, Southsea
106. ERV940
Portsmouth Corporation trolleybus of 1950, 315, ERV940, a BUT 9611T with Burlingham H28/24R body.
Photo taken June 1961, Cosham Terminus
107. GUJ608
From November 1950 to January 1951, Portsmouth evaluated GUJ608, a Sentinel STC4/Sentinel B40F which was on loan from Sentinel (Shrewsbury) Ltd in a blue and cream livery.
Photo taken December 1950, Methuen Road, Eastney, Portsmouth
108. ERV938
Preserved ex-Portsmouth trolley 313, ERV938, a BUT with Burlingham H28/24R body, new in 1951 and withdrawn in 1963 - the Portsmouth trolleybus system was abandoned on the 27th July that year.
Photo taken Sunday 10 July 2005, East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
109. ERV938
Preserved ex-Portsmouth trolley 313, ERV938, a BUT with Burlingham H28/24R body, new in 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 10 September 2006, East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
110. ERV938
Preserved Portsmouth trolley 313, ERV938, a BUT with Burlingham H28/24R body, new in 1951 and withdrawn in 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 16 June 2012, East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
111. GTP977
Young's of Rampton GTP977, a Leyland Titan PD2/10 with Leyland H30/26R body, new to Portsmouth C.T. (60) in 1952, and KAG816, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 with Northern Counties L31/28R body, new to Western SMT (1335) in 1957.
Photo taken 1971, Premises of Young's of Rampton
112. GTP977
Portsmouth 60, GTP977, a Leyland PD2/10 with Leyland H30/26R body photographed all shiny and new at Alexandra Park in August 1952
Photo taken August 1952, Alexandra Park, Hilsea, Portsmouth
113. GTP978
Portsmouth 61, GTP978, dating from 1952 was one of twenty-five Leyland PD2/10s with Leyland H30/26R body.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, The Hard, Portsmouth
114. GTP985
Young's of Rampton GTP985, a Leyland Titan PD2/10 with Leyland H30/26R body, new to Portsmouth C.T. (68) in 1952.
Photo taken 1971, premises of Young's of Rampton
115. GTP987
In 1952 Portsmouth took delivery of 25 Leyland PD2/10 with Leyland H30/26R bodies, the first motorbuses since 1949 (although 15 BUT 9611T/Burlingham trolleybuses arrived in 1950-51). Roger took two photos of no 70, GTP987, this one on Parr Road in September 1953.
Photo taken September 1953, Parr Road, Cosham
116. GTP987
Roger's other photo of Portsmouth 70, GTP987, was taken in October 1953 in Cosham on Spur Road. This Leyland H56R bodied PD2/10 was new 9/52 and lasted until 2/71, making the one way journey to Paul Sykes at Barnsley in the April.
Photo taken October 1953, Spur Road, Cosham
117. LRV992
Preserved ex Portsmouth No.2, LRV992 is a 1955 Leyland Titan PD2/12 with Metro Cammell O33/26R bodywork. This vehicle was converted from No.100 in the early 70's as a replacement for the 1935 TD4's.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2005, Marine Parade, Worthing
118. LRV993
A mixed group of vehicles belonging to International Progressive Coachline at Waterbeach, Cambs yard in 1972, three ex-Portsmouth Leyland double deckers and a Bedford coach, painted in mid-green and white livery.
Photo taken June 1972, IPC Yard, Waterbeach
119. LRV996
As well the link to The Hard for the Southdown Centenary Rally, a sea front service of open toppers ran to Eastney Caravan Park. Portsmouth PD2 4, LRV996, stands at the terminus at Eastney.
Photo taken Sunday 7 June 2015, Southdown Centenary Rally, Eastney
120. LRV998
A close-up of former Portsmouth Corporation 106, LRV998, bought by International Progressive Coachline of Cambridge for school contracts. It was a Leyland PD2/12 with Metro Cammell H59R body, new in 1955.
Photo taken June 1972, IPC yard, Waterbeach
121. LRV998
Another shot of two ex-Portsmouth Corporation double deckers with a Bedford coach behind, and to the right, an ex Frames Tours AEC Reliance MRO136D. Taken 1972 at the Waterbeach yard of International Progressive Coachline of Cambridge.
Photo taken June 1972, IPC yard, Waterbeach
122. LRV976
After the 1952 all Leyland PD2/10s, Portsmouth bought no more new buses until 1956 when they succumbed to the attractions of the Metro Cammell Orion by taking delivery of 25 Leyland PD2/12 with Metro Cammell H30/26R bodies numbered 83-107, LRV975-999.
Photo taken February 1956, Commercial Road (nr Lake Rd), Portsmouth
123. LRV977
This photograph is a little misleading as at first sight the bus appears to be restored. In fact it's a testimony to quality of presentation and traditional style of Portsmouth's livery that make it look preserved. I believe the advert indicates its true role, which was a driver training vehicle. The preserved image is enhanced further by the fitment of an old Portsmouth blind dating from the era when motorbus services used letters.
Photo taken Sunday 25 July 1976, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
124. LRV980
Roger had two photographs of Metro Cammell bodied Leyland PD2/12 no 88, LRV980, in his collection. 88 was new in February 1956 and is seen heading northbound on Commercial Road at the junction of Edinburgh Road.
Photo taken Commercial Road (junction Edinburgh Road), Portsmouth
125. LRV980
Here is the other view of Metro Cammell bodied PD2/12 88, LRV980, that Roger had in his collection. It is showing Guildhall (only) on the blind - could you get off before the Guildhall?
126. LRV983
Seen at The Hard is Portsmouth 91, LRV983, which was a Leyland PD2/12 with M.C.C.W. H30/26R body new in 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, The Hard, Portsmouth
127. LRV986
This is ex Portsmouth CT Leyland PD2 94, LRV986. It was converted to open top by Bromley Caravans and sold when the company ceased trading. In 2010 it was going to be turned into a mobile shop but that project seems dead to say the least.
Photo taken Sunday 26 October 2014, A-Bus workshop, Bristol
128. LRV988
Portsmouth City Transport Leyland Titan PD2/12 with Metro Cammell bodywork dates from 1956 delivered as 96, LRV988. The bus was converted to open top and renumbered 6 in 1971.
Photo taken Sunday 3 August 2008, Harrogate
129. LRV990
Another rear view capturing Portsmouth Leyland PD2/12 98, LRV990 built in 1956 with Metro-Cammell H56R body. Loading at Southsea with conductor on platform assisting. The amount of info on the bus stop plates is amazing. A Southdown coach is eager to get into picture!
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1971, Esplanade, Southsea
130. LRV992
The longest lived of Portsmouth's 1956 Metro Cammell bodied Leyland PD2/12s was LRV992, seen here in open top form at The Hard still in Portsmouth service in April 1971.
Photo taken April 1971, The Hard, Portsmouth
131. LRV995
Another of the Portsmouth open top conversions of the 1956 Metro Cammell bodied PD2/12s was no 3 LRV995 seen here at Clarence Pier. It was new as 103 in 4/56 and was the first of the batch to be rebuilt to open top 10/70 and was renumbered to 3 in 4/71.
Photo taken Clarence Pier, Southsea
132. LRV996
Preserved ex-Portsmouth City 4, LRV996, Leyland PD2/12 with Metro Cammell O59R body, new in 1955, originally number 104.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Medstead Station
133. LRV996
City of Portsmouth 104 (now 4), LRV996, is a Leyland PD2/12 originally with an MCW H30/26R body dating from 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 20 August 2023, D-Day Story Museum, Southsea.
134. SDU711
Portsmouth had this green Daimler CVG6/Willowbrook H37/29RD demonstrator, SDU711, on loan from Daimler from 12 May to 19 May 1956.
Photo taken 12-19 May 1956, Arundel Street, Portsmouth
135. ORV986
ORV986, a Leyland PD2/40 with a Metro Cammell H30/26R body, had been new as Portsmouth 109 in 1958. It was seen with Young, Rampton in Rangers Road (?), Chingford on its way to the Cub & Scout Jamboree at Gilwell Park, Epping Forest. It had been withdrawn by Portsmouth in April 1973, passed to Young in May 1973 and then to Wood (dealer), Dunscroft in March 1974.
Photo taken Saturday 7 July 1973, Chingford
136. ORV989
ORV989, preserved ex-Portsmouth City 112 is a 1958 Leyland Titan PD2/40 with a Metro Cammell H30/26R body. It is seen here at the 2007 Worthing rally.
Photo taken Sunday 29 July 2007, Marine Parade, Worthing
137. ORV989
Preserved Portsmouth 112, ORV989, a 1958 Leyland Titan PD2/40 with a Metro Cammell H30/26R body
Photo taken Sunday 2 January 2011, The Broadway, Winchester
138. ORV992
Preserved former Portsmouth 115, ORV992, a Leyland PD2/40 with Metro Cammell H30/26R bodywork new in 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 2006, Wisley Aerodrome
139. ORV992
Preserved former Portsmouth 115, ORV992, a Leyland PD2/40 with Metro Cammell H30/26R bodywork new in 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2011, Alton
140. ORV993
Three from Blue Line, Upminster seen at Wembley. From the left MAX107, ORV993 and XHW419. Two Bristol LS/ECW and a Leyland PD2/40 with a Metro-Cammell H30/26R body which was ex Portsmouth 116.
Photo taken Sunday 9 June 1974, Wembley
141. ORV997
Portsmouth 120, ORV997, seen at The Hard, was one of fifteen Leyland PD2/40s with M.C.C.W. H30/26R bodies new in 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, The Hard, Portsmouth
142. ORV999
Portsmouth 122, ORV999, a Leyland PD2/40 with Metro-Cammell H30/26R bodywork new in 1958.
Photo taken 1974, Eastney Depot
143. STP995
City of Portsmouth 123, STP995, is a Leyland PD3/6 with an MCW H36/28R body dating from 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 20 August 2023, D-Day Story Museum, Southsea.
144. STP996
At various times, Southend Transport have hired buses to assist with a vehicle shortage, often when deliveries of new buses were delayed (although sometimes it was in order to free up ST buses to hire out to other operators!). In 1973, Ensign provided ex-Portsmouth STP996.
Photo taken Thursday 15 November 1973, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
145. STP999
Rear view of Portsmouth 127, STP999, a Leyland PD3/6 with Metro Cammell H36/38R bodywork new in 1959.
Photo taken 1974, Eastney Depot
146. TTP990
Portsmouth took delivery of 10 Leyland PSUC1/1 / Weymann B34D numbered 16 to 25 in 9/59.
Photo taken May 1960, Cosham Railway Station
147. TTP992
Portsmouth 18, TTP992, one of ten Leyland PSUC1/1 Tiger Cubs with Weymann B34D + 26 bodies new in 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 19 August 1962, Canoe Lake, Esplanade, Southsea
148. TTP997
Portsmouth 23, TTP997, one of ten Leyland PSUC1/1 Tiger Cubs with Weymann B34D + 26 bodies new in 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 19 August 1962, Canoe Lake, Esplanade, Southsea
149. TTP992
Former Portsmouth 18, TTP992, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with Weymann B34D body new in May 1960.
Photo taken Tuesday 1 January 2013, Winchester
150. TTP994
Ex-Portsmouth Corporation 20, TTP994, Leyland Tiger Cub / Weymann. New in May 1960 but nearly 40 years later the layout with the exit door just in front of the rear axle is something that caught on in London!
Photo taken August 1972, Silver End PSV Sales
151. YBK133
Portsmouth's Tiger Cubs were followed by 12 Leopards (131-142) in 1961. 133, YBK133, a Leyland L1/Weymann B42D seen here at Canoe Lake was new in 12/61.
Photo taken Canoe Lake, Southsea
152. YBK134
Portsmouth 134, YBK134, was a Leyland L1 Leopard with a Weymann B42D + 16 body, one of twelve new in 1961.
Photo taken Sunday 19 August 1962, Clarence Pier, Southsea
153. YBK140
Portsmouth 140, YBK140, was a Leyland L1 Leopard with a Weymann B42D + 16 body, one of twelve new in 1961.
Photo taken Sunday 19 August 1962, Clarence Pier, Southsea
154. 143BTP
Portsmouth 143, 143BTP, a Leyland Leopard with bodywork by Weymann B42D, new in 1963.
Photo taken 1975, Eastney Depot, Portsmouth
155. 202BTP
Portsmouth Corporation 202, 202BTP, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Metro Cammell H43/33F bodywork, new in May 1963.
Photo taken early 1970s, Clarence Pier, Southsea
156. 204BTP
Stevenson, Uttoxeter, 14, 204BTP, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1963 with Metro-Cammell H43/33F bodywork. This had been new as Portsmouth Corporation 204.
Photo taken November 1977, Wetmore Bus Park, Burton
157. 206BTP
East Staffordshire DC 6, 206BTP, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1963 with Metro-Cammell H43/33F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1977, Station Street, Burton
158. 213BTP
Priory Coaches, Leamington Spa had 213BTP, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1963 with Metro-Cammell H43/33F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1984, Moreton-in-Marsh
159. 217BTP
Stevenson, Spath, 7, 217BTP, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1963 with Metro-Cammell H43/33F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1977, Burton Bus Station
160. 218BTP
Portsmouth Corporation 218, 218BTP, Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Metro Cammell H43/33F bodywork new in July 1963.
Photo taken early 1970s, Portsmouth
161. BBK236B
ex-Portsmouth Atlantean PDR1/1 236, BBK236B, with Metro-Cammell H43/33F body, new in September 1964
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2004, Watercress Line Rally, Alton
162. BBK236B
Rear view of preserved ex-Portsmouth Atlantean 236, BBK236B
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2004, Watercress Line Rally, Alton
163. BBK236B
Preserved Portsmouth Atlantean PDR1/1 236, BBK236B, with Metro-Cammell H43/33F body, new in September 1964
Photo taken Sunday 2 January 2011, The Broadway, Winchester
164. ERV247D
Portsmouth 247, ERV247D, is a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with MCW H43/33F body, new in 1966.
Photo taken February 1979, Southampton Bus Station
165. ERV250D
ERV250D is a MCW-bodied Atlantean PDR1/1 new to Portsmouth as 250 on 1/7/66 and was originally in H43/33F format and part of a batch numbered 246-54.
Photo taken Sunday 3 September 2017, Heaton Park Manchester
166. ERV251D
Vintage Yellow Buses Ltd Atlantean ERV251D, seen here giving city tours in Bath on a sunny January day. It was new in July 1966 as Portsmouth 251, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with MCW H43/33F body, passed to Southdown in 1990, to Cumberland a year later, then via Abacus (Cardiff) to its current owner in Sept 1996.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 2004, Bath
167. KKV700G
Another Daimler demonstrator to Portsmouth was KKV700G, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX/Willowbrook B43D which was brand new when it was with Portsmouth from 14/8/69 to 27/8/69.
Photo taken 14 to 27 August 1969, The Hard, Portsmouth
168. NTP186H
Portsmouth 186, NTP186H, an AEC Swift with Marshall B42D bodywork new in 1969.
Photo taken during 1973, Clarence Pier, Southsea
169. TBK196K
Preserved ex Portsmouth City 196, TBK196K, Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with Seddon B40D body, new in January 1972
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Alton
170. HOR306N
Preserved former Portsmouth 306, HOR306N, a Leyland Atlantean AN68/1R with Alexander H45/29D body, new in June 1975.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 2006, Wisley Aerodrome