SCT '61 Photo Index
Reading Corporation
Click on any thumbnail for a full size photo
1.
A line-up of preserved Reading trolleys, from left to right 193 (VRD193), 174 (ERD145), 181 (ERD152), 113 (ARD676) and 144 (DRD130)
Photo taken Monday 29 May 2006, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
2. RD7127
Rear view of preserved former Reading 47, RD7127, a 1935 AEC Regent with Park Royal L26/26R body
Photo taken Sunday 1 April 2007, Longcross
3. RD7127
Preserved former Reading 47, RD7127, a 1935 AEC Regent with Park Royal L26/26R body
Photo taken Sunday 1 April 2007, Longcross
4. ARD674
Reading 111, ARD674, was an A.E.C.661T with a Park Royal H30/26R body new in 1939.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, Park Lane/Halls Road, Tilehurst, Reading
5. ARD694
The last of twenty-five A.E.C. 661Ts with Park Royal H30/26R bodies delivered in 1939, Reading 131, ARD694, was withdrawn in 1961 and passed to Stanley (dealer), Sindlesham.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, Park Lane, Tilehurst, Reading
6. CDP235
Stout (Valentine Coaches), Shalbourne CDP235, seen at The Wharf, Newbury, was a Bedford OB with a Duple B30F body which had been new in May 1946 as Reading 17 and was converted to B28F at an unknown date.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
7. CRD253
New as Reading 59 in 1947, CRD253 had been acquired by McLennan, Spittalfield in 1963 and is seen at the garage. It was a Park Royal L24/26R bodied AEC Regent II to which platform doors were fitted by McLennan before entry into service.
Photo taken Wednesday 28 July 1965, Spittalfield
8. CRD253
The first of four pictures of former Reading and McLennans AEC Regent CRD253.
Photo taken 1968, Doktor-Karl-Renner-Ring, Vienna
9. CRD255
Reading received ten A.E.C.O661 Regent IIs with Park Royal L24/26R bodies in 1947 and 61, CRD255, is depicted here.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, St Mary's Butts, Reading
10. CRD256
Reading 62, CRD256, a Park Royal L24/26R bodied AEC O661 Regent new in 1947.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Reading Station
11. CRD257
Reading 63, CRD257, an AEC Regent II with Park Royal L50R body, new in 1946/7
Photo taken c.Summer 1960, Reading Stations
12. CRD593
Reading 70, CRD593, seen at Reading Stations was a Bedford OB with a Mulliner B32F body, one of six new in 1947.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Reading Stations
13. CRD872
Reading 83, CRD872, was the last of ten A.E.C. O661 Regents with Park Royal L26/26R bodies new in 1948, seen at Reading Station.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Reading Station
14. DRD124
Reading 138, DRD124, was the first of twenty B.U.T. 9611Ts with Park Royal H30/26RD bodies new in 1949.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, St Mary's Butts, Reading
15. DRD130
Former Reading 144, DRD130, a BUT 9611T with Park Royal H33/26RD body, new in July 1949
Photo taken Sunday 28 May 2006, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
16. DRD130
Reading's last trolley 144, DRD130, a 1949 BUT 9611T with Park Royal H30/26RD body.
Photo taken Sunday 25 July 2010, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
17. DRD131
Reading 145, DRD131, was a 1949 B.U.T. 9611T with a Park Royal H30/26RD body, seen at Reading Station.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Reading Station
18. DRD138
Reading 152, DRD138, was one of twenty B.U.T. 9611Ts with Park Royal H30/26RD bodies new in 1949.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, St Mary's Butts, Reading
19. ERD145
Reading 174, ERD145, a Sunbeam S7 with a Park Royal H38/30RD body was one of twelve new in 1950 and was withdrawn in 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, Park Lane, Tilehurst, Reading
20. ERD151
This Sunbeam S7 with a Park Royal H38/30RD body was number 180 in the Reading fleet and was registered ERD151 in 1950, one of twelve new at the time.
Photo taken Saturday 31 August 1963, St Mary's Butts, Reading
21. ERD152
Former Reading 181, ERD152, a Sunbeam S7 with Park Royal H38/30RD body, new in November 1950
Photo taken Sunday 28 May 2006, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
22. ERD154
Twelve Crossley DD42/8s with Crossley L26/26RD bodywork featured in the Reading fleet and seen here at the garage are 85 and 89, ERD154/8, new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 31 August 1963, Mill Lane Depot, Reading
23. ERD154
Reading 85, ERD154, is a preserved all-Crossley DD42/8 with an L26/26RD body, dating from 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1971, Doncaster
24. ERD158
Former Reading Corporation 89, ERD158, a Crossley DD42/8 originally with Crossley L26/26RD body, new in 1950. Sold to a showman who removed the bus body and converted it into a lorry with this rather neat cab.
Photo taken Saturday 17 July 1971, Showground, Masham, North Riding of Yorkshire
25. ERD161
Reading 92, ERD161, was one of twelve Crossley DD42/8s with Crossley L26/26RD bodies new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Blagrave Street, Reading
26. ERD163
Reading Corporation 94, ERD163, and 85, ERD154, Crossley DD42/8 with Crossley L52RD body new in 1950
Photo taken Saturday 5 December 1964, Mill Lane Depot
27. LDP945
Preserved Reading Corporation 98, LDP945, an AEC Regent III with Park Royal L53RD body, one of a batch of five new in 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 28 May 2006, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
28. LDP945
Preserved Reading Corporation 98, LDP945, an AEC Regent III with Park Royal L53RD body, one of a batch of five new in 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 15 July 2007, Alton
29. LDP945
Rear view of Reading 98, LDP945, an AEC Regent III from 1956 Park Royal L27/26R body.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 2001, AEC Rally, Newark
30. LDP946
Reading 99, LDP946, an A.E.C 6812A Regent III with a Park Royal L27/26RD body, was one of five new in 1956, at Reading Stations.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Reading Stations
31. MRD146
Preserved former Reading 3, MRD146, an AEC Regent III with Park Royal L57RD body, new in 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Alton
32. MRD146
Preserved former Reading 3, MRD146, a AEC Regent III with Park Royal L57RD body, new in 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2004, Watercress Line Rally, Alton
33. MRD146
Preserved former Reading 3, MRD146, an AEC Regent III with Park Royal L57RD body, new in 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 2006, Wisley Aerodrome
34. MRD147
Reading 4, MRD147, an AEC Regent III with Park Royal L57RD body new in 1956, is now preserved.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Reading Station
35. MRD147
Ex-Reading AEC Regent III MRD147
Photo taken Sunday 3 October 1982, Leicester City Transport Abbey Park Depot
36. MRD147
Preserved former Reading 4, MRD147, an AEC Regent III with Park Royal L57RD body new in 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2011, Alton
37. MRD144
New in 1957, Reading 1, MRD144, was an A.E.C. 6812A Regent III with a Park Royal L27/26RD body.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, St Mary's Butts, Reading
38. MRD145
Reading 2, MRD145 was an AEC Regent III 6812A with Park Royal L27/26RD body new in January 1957, upseated to L31/26RD in 1973.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 September 1971, Broad Street Terminus, Reading
39. MRD146
Reading 3, MRD146 was an AEC Regent III 6812A with Park Royal L27/26RD body new as recently as January 1957, upseated to L31/26RD in February 1965.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 September 1971, Reading Station
40. NDP423
Reading 5, NDP423, was the first of five A.E.C. MU3RV Reliances new in 1957 with Burlingham B34D bodies.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, Blagrave Street, Reading
41. NDP425
Reading 207, NDP425, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1957 with Burlingham B34D+26 bodywork.
Photo taken March 1975, Reading Station
42. NDP426
Reading 8, NDP426, was an AEC MU3RV Reliance new in 1957 with a Burlingham B34D+26 bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Reading Station
43. NDP427
Reading 9, NDP427, was from the first batch of A.E.C. Reliances to enter ervice with the Corporation. It was of type MU3RV and had a Burlingham B34D body new in 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, St Mary's Butts, Reading
44. SRD16
Reading bought a number of batches of A.E.C. Reliances and 16, SRD16, was one of the 2MU3RV variety which carried a Burlingham B34D + 26 body new in 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 31 August 1963, St Mary's Butts, Reading
45. SRD18
Reading 18, SRD18, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham B34D + 26 body new in 1959. Seen outside Reading Station it was one of six in the third batch of these vehicles.
Photo taken Saturday 31 August 1963, Reading Station
46. VRD24
Reading 24, VRD24, seen outside the station in Reading was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Burlingham B34D + 26 body new in 1960 and was the last in the fourth batch of Burlingham bodied Reliances in the fleet.
Photo taken Saturday 31 August 1963, Reading Station
47. VRD182
The last batch of Reading trolleybuses, new in 1961, were Sunbeam F4As with Burlingham H38/30F bodies and 182, VRD182 was the first of twelve.
Photo taken Saturday 31 August 1963, Bear Inn Terminus, Tilehurst
48. VRD183
Teesside Municipal Transport T292 and T288, VRD183 and VRD192, Sunbeam F4A trolleybuses with Burlingham H38/30F bodies new to Reading Corporation in 1961.
Photo taken c. 1970, TMT South Bank Depot
49. VRD184
Teesside Municipal Transport 9, VRD184, a Sunbeam F4A from 1961 with Burlingham H38/30F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1970, TMT South Bank Depot
50. VRD185
The last day of Reading Corporation trolleybus operation on the 4th November 1968, VRD185 fleet No 185 displaying appropriate stickers on the side.
Photo taken Monday 4 November 1968, Broad Street, Reading
51. VRD186
Preserved in the guise of Teesside T291, with commemorative final day lettering, VRD186, a 1961 Burlingham bodied Sunbeam F4A, was new to Reading Corporation as its 186.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
52. VRD186
Former Reading 186, VRD186, dated from July 1961 and was one of five Sunbeam F4As with Burlingham H38/30F bodies which were controversially purchased by Teesside Municipal Transport in January 1969. At the last minute TMT tried to pull out of the deal and purchase shorter trolleys from Bournemouth instead but Reading insisted on the deal going through. Their time on Teesside was unhappy, one only seeing three months' use; they suffered from mechanical problems and their extra length made turning at North Ormesby tricky.
Photo taken 1969, Smeaton Street, North Ormesby
53. VRD188
Oops, every trolleybus crew's nightmare, Reading Corporation 188, VRD188, a Sunbeam F4A with Burlingham H68F body new in 1961 depoled at Cemetery Junction Reading.
Photo taken Monday 19 February 1968, London Road, Cemetery Junction, Reading
54. VRD189
Reading 189, VRD189, had a Burlingham H38/30F body on its Sunbeam F4A chassis and was new in 1961, being one of twelve new that year. 
Photo taken Saturday 31 August 1963, St Mary's Butts, Reading
55. 25DP
This Duple Northern B34D + 26 bodied A.E.C. Reliance, 25DP, seen outside Reading Station was number 25 in the Reading fleet, being the first of four new that year.
Photo taken Saturday 31 August 1963, Reading Station
56. 28DP
28DP, seen outside the station at Reading was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Duple Northern B34D + 26 body, the last of four new in 1962. It was number 28 in the Reading fleet.
Photo taken Saturday 31 August 1963, Reading Station
57. 28DP
Reading Corporation 28, 28DP, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Duple (Northern) B34D body new in 1962 devoid of adverts
Photo taken Saturday 5 December 1964, Broad Street, Reading
58. 30DP
One of eight new in 1962, Reading 30, 30DP, was a Dennis Loline III with an East Lancs H38/30F body seen loading passengers outside Reading Station.
Photo taken Saturday 31 August 1963, Reading Station
59. 32DP
Reading Corporation Transport 32, 32DP has brisk business at a former trolleybus terminus. The Dennis Loline III with East Lancs H38/30F was one of eight new in September 1962 fitted with Gardner 6LX engines.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 September 1971, Northumberland Avenue, Reading
60. 34DP
Reading 34, 34DP, a Dennis Loline III with an East Lancs H38/30F body was new in 1962 and is seen outside the station in Reading.
Photo taken Saturday 31 August 1963, Reading Station
61. 36DP
Reading 36, 36DP, a Dennis Loline III with an East Lancs H38/30F body was new in 1962 and is seen outside the station in Reading.
Photo taken Saturday 31 August 1963, Reading Station
62. 5148DP
Former Reading Corporation 48, 5148DP a 1964 AEC Reliance with Neepsend B34D body.
Photo taken Sunday 14 July 2013, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
63. ADP945B
Reading Corporation 45, ADP945B, a Dennis Loline III with East Lancs H68F body new in 1964
Photo taken Saturday 5 December 1964, St Mary Butts, Reading
64. CRD152C
Former Reading Corporation 52, CRD152C, an AEC Reliance with Neepsend (an East Lancs subsiduary) dual entrance body, new in 1965
Photo taken Sunday 3 April 2005, Wisley Aerodrome
65. GRD576D
Preserved Reading Dennis Loline 76, GRD576D, a Dennis Loline III with East Lancs H38/30F body, new in 1966
Photo taken Sunday 28 May 2006, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
66. GRD576D
Preserved former Reading Corporation 76, GRD576D, a Dennis Loline III with East Lancs H38/30F body, new in 1966
Photo taken Sunday 3 April 2005, Wisley Aerodrome
67. GRD576D
Preserved former Reading Corporation 76, GRD576D, a Dennis Loline III with East Lancs H38/30F body, new in 1966
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 2006, Wisley Aerodrome
68. KRD258F
Former Reading Corporation 258, KRD258F, a Bristol RELL6G with Strachans B34D body, new in December 1967
Photo taken Sunday 3 April 2005, Wisley Aerodrome
69. NDP271F
Phillips Coach Co. of Shiptonthorpe NDP271F, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1968 with Pennine B34D bodywork.
Photo taken June 1983, Phillips Coach Garage, Shiptonthorpe
70. NDP276F
Reading Transport 276, NDP276F, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1968 with Pennine B34D+35 bodywork. Understated elegance would not immediately spring to mind when viewing this.
Photo taken March 1975, Reading Station
71. NDP288G
In the early part of 1979, ST hired a number of buses pending delivery of the V registered batch of Fleetlines. Ensign Bus supplied 4 ex-Nottingham Atlanteans, whilst fellow municipality Reading Transport loaned 3 of these Pennine bodied Bristol RESLs. 288, NDP288G, stands at the Kent Elms terminus covering for a missing EN trip on service 6 to Southend.
Photo taken Jan/Feb 1979, Kent Elms Terminus, Leigh-on-Sea
72. NDP294G
Reading 294, NDP294G, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1968 with Pennine B34D+35 bodywork.
Photo taken March 1975, Reading Station
73.
Municipal Coat of Arms - Reading on Bristol RELL6G KRD257F.
Photo taken Sunday 6 September 1970
74. GRX1N
Newly restored ex-Reading Transport 1 (later 101), GRX1N, a Metro Scania/MCW, new in April 1975
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2003, Alton