SCT '61 Photo Index
Portsmouth City
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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
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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
3. RV6367
Portsmouth Corporation number 7, RV6367 a 1934 EEC Bodied Leyland TD4.
Photo taken July 1966, Hayling Ferry Terminal
4. 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
5. RV6358
Portsmouth 5, RV6358, is one of four 1935-vintage English Electric-bodied Leyland TD4 open-toppers in preservation.
Photo taken August 1976, Otley
6. 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
7. 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
8. RV6358
Portsmouth 5, RV6358, a Leyland TD4 with an English Electric O26/24R body is seen in Emsworth. This had been hired by the Omnibus Touring Circle for a trip from Portsmouth to Williams, Emsworth after a visit to the Portsmouth Corporation garage,
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 1966, Sultan Road, Emsworth
9. 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
10. 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
11. 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
12. 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
13. 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
14. 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
15. 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
16. 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
17. 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
18. 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
19. 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
20. EBK572
Portsmouth Corporation 35, EBK572, one of 29 all-Crossley DD42/7T new in 1949 and disposed of by 1967.
Photo taken 1965, Edinburgh Road, Portsmouth
21. 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
22. 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
23. 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
24. 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
25. ERV940
Portsmouth Corporation trolleybus of 1950, 315, ERV940, a BUT 9611T with Burlingham H28/24R body. Routes 5/6 from Cosham to the Dockyard were the last and closed the Portsmouth trolleybus system on 27th July 1963.
Photo taken June 1961, Cosham Terminus
26. 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
27. 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
28. 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
29. 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
30. 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
31. 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
32. 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
33. 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
34. 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
35. 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
36. 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
37. 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
38. 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
39. LRV988
Portsmouth City Transport Leyland Titan PD2/12 with MCW 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
40. 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
41. LRV996
Preserved ex-Portsmouth City 4, LRV996, Leyland PD2/12 with MCW O59R body, new in 1955, originally number 104.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Medstead Station
42. 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
43. 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
44. 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
45. ORV992
Preserved former Portsmouth 115, ORV992, a Leyland PD2/40 with MCW H30/26R bodywork new in 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2011, Alton
46. ORV992
Preserved former Portsmouth 115, ORV992, a Leyland PD2/40 with MCW H30/26R bodywork new in 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 2006, Wisley Aerodrome
47. 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
48. 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
49. ORV999
Portsmouth 122, ORV999, a Leyland PD2/40 with Metro-Cammell H30/26R bodywork new in 1958.
Photo taken 1974, Eastney Depot
50. 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. It was generally only used on peak hour workings and never acquired Southend blinds.
Photo taken Thursday 15 November 1973, outside SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
51. STP999
Rear view of Portsmouth 127, STP999, a Leyland PD3/6 with MCW H36/38R bodywork new in 1959.
Photo taken 1974, Eastney Depot
52. 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
53. TTP994
Ex-Portsmouth Corporation 20, TTP994, Leyland Tiger Cub / MCW. 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
54. 143BTP
Portsmouth 143, 143BTP, a Leyland Leopard with bodywork by Weymann B42D, new in 1963.
Photo taken 1975, Eastney Depot, Portsmouth
55. 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
56. 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
57. 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
58. 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
59. 218BTP
Portsmouth Corporation 218, 218BTP, Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Metro Cammell H43/33F bodywork new in July 1963.
Photo taken early 1970s, Portsmouth
60. BBK236B
Rear view of preserved ex-Portsmouth Atlantean 236, BBK236B
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2004, Watercress Line Rally, Alton
61. 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
62. 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
63. 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
64. NTP186H
Portsmouth 186, NTP186H, an AEC Swift with Marshall B42D bodywork new in 1969.
Photo taken during 1973, Clarence Pier, Southsea
65. 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
66. 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