SCT '61 Photo Index
Rotherham Corporation
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1.
This Rotherham Bristol single decker, registration unclear but probably BET5??, is clearly marked “Instruction Bus” and has a very large “L” on the front. It is in a single colour livery (what colour?) rather than the normal Rotherham blue and cream.
Photo taken 1950s
2.
A nearside photo of Rotherham Bristol single decker, in use as an instruction bus.
Photo taken 1950s
3. CET440
CET440, originally owned by Rotherham Corporation. It started life as 157, a Bristol L5G with East Lancs body new in 1940, and was converted during the 1950s (?) and used by Rotherham until the closure of their trolleybus system in October 1965.
Photo taken 1969, Bournemouth Depot
4. CET440
Preserved Rotherham CET440 a Bristol L5G with an East Lancs body new in 1940 was converted to an overhead tower wagon for use in connection with the trolleybus system.
Photo taken Sunday 5 May 1968, A23, South of Crawley
5. CET442
CET442, a Bristol L5G, with a Rotherham B37R body built in 1956 on East Lancs frames, was number 77 in the fleet of Alexander (Greyhound), Sheffield and is seen in Rotherham.
Photo taken Saturday 24 August 1963, Rotherham
6. CET613
Despite suffering from a heavy cold I accepted the invitation to photograph this 1942 Sunbeam single deck trolleybus, CET613, which is being restored in the livery of when it was Rotherham 73.
Photo taken Friday 28 September 2018, Private site in the Midlands
7. EET582
A 1954 East Lancs H30/26R bodywork graces this rebodied Bristol L6B of Rotherham Corporation. 182, EET 582, awaits departure from Doncaster, Glasgow Paddocks Bus Station.
Photo taken Tuesday 8 April 1958, Glasgow Paddocks Bus Station, Doncaster
8. EET579
Rotherham 179, EET579, was a Bristol L6B which had been rebodied with an East Lancs H30/26R body in May 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 14 August 1966, Rotherham Garage
9. FET196
Teesside Municipal Transport inherited this Bedford based tower wagon, FET196, from the TRTB trolley system. It was built in 1949 and had been with Rotherham Corporation until the mid 1960s.
Photo taken August 1970, TMT South Bank Depot
10. FET339
Rotherham 30, FET339, Daimler CT6 with Roe H40/30R body, new in 1949 as a single-decker and rebodied in 1956.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Main Street, Rotherham
11. FET354
Rotherham Corporation 200, FET354, a Bristol K6B with East Lancs./Yorkshire Equipment Co. H30/26R body, new in 1949 and withdrawn in 1968.
Photo taken late Summer 1968, Rotherham Corporation depot
12. FET472
Rotherham 36, FET472, Daimler CT6 with Roe H40/30R body, new in 1949 as a single-decker and rebodied in 1956.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Main Street, Rotherham
13. FET614
Rotherham 42, FET614, Daimler CT6 with Roe H40/30R body, new in 1950 as a single-decker and rebodied in 1956.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Rotherham
14. FET617
A line up of preserved trolleys at Sandtoft, on the left is ex-Rotherham 37, FET617, in the middle is ex-Bradford 845 and on the right ex-Teesside number 2.
Photo taken Sunday 26 June 2005, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
15. FET803
Rotherham Corporation 103, FET803, a Bristol KS6B with East Lancs body, built in 1949.
Photo taken 1968, near Sunnyside
16. FET605
A line of withdrawn Rotherham trolleybuses with no.5 at the front. The original number 5, FET605 was a Daimler CTC6 with East Lancs B38C body new in 1950 and was withdrawn after four years in 1954 along with most of the other CTC6s.
Photo taken 1950s(?)
17. FET609
Rotherham 5, FET609, number 9 when delivered, is a Daimler CTE6 with East Lancs B38C bodywork. Seen on Rockingham Road, Swinton on the joint route with Mexborough and Swinton en route to Rotherham. New in 1950, number 5 lasted until 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 20 August 1960, Rockingham Road, Swinton
18. FET610
Rotherham 6, FET610, was originally numbered 10 when delivered in 1950 and renumbered in 1957 after some of the lower numbered buses were rebodied and renumbered. Based on the uncommon Daimler CTE6 chassis, East Lancs B38C bodywork was fitted.
Photo taken Saturday 20 August 1960, Church St., Swinton
19. FET617
Rotherham 37, FET617, Daimler CT6 with Roe H40/30R body, new in 1950 as a single-decker and rebodied in 1956. 37 has been preserved.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Rotherham
20. FET617
Rotherham (Trolleybus) 37, FET617, a 1950 Daimler CTE6 with Roe H40/30R bodywork dating from 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 13 September 2008, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
21. FET617
Possibly the only trolleybus to participate in the Trans-Pennine Run was Rotherham 37, FET617, a 1950 Daimler CTE6 with a 1958 Roe H40/30R body, a replacement for the East Lancs B38C original. It was numbered 17 until rebodying and withdrawn at the end of Rotherham trolleybus operation on 2nd October 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 8 August 1971, Rochdale Esplanade
22. FET618
Rotherham 44, FET618, Daimler CTE6 with Roe H40/30R body, new in 1950 as a single-decker and rebodied in 1957.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1964, Masbrough Street, Rotherham
23. FET808
Photographed at the garage is Rotherham 108, FET808, a Bristol KS6B, with an East Lancs (Bridlington) H30/26R body, which was one of six new in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 14 August 1966, Rotherham Garage
24. FET814
Rotherham 114, FET814, a Bristol L6B new in 1950 as a single decker but rebodied in 1952 with an East Lancs H30/26R body.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Effingham Street, Rotherham
25. FET817
Seen at the garage is Rotherham 117, FET817, a Bristol L5G with an East Lancs B32C body, the third one of five, new in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 14 August 1966, Rotherham Garage
26. FET821
Rotherham 121, FET821, a Bristol L5G with an East Lancs (Bridlington) B32C body dating from 1951. A poor photo salvaged from a poor negative. Why was this bus in Tadcaster in the late 1960s? Was it a short-lived preservation?
Photo taken circa 1968, Tadcaster
27. FET822
Rotherham Corporation 122, FET822, a Bristol L5G with East Lancs. (Bridlington) B32C body, new in 1951.
Photo taken late Summer 1968, Rotherham Corporation depot
28. GET507
Rotherham 207, GET507, a Crossley DD42/7 was one of six with Crossley H30/26R bodies new in 1951, 207 having been withdrawn in June 1966, when photographed at the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 14 August 1966, Rotherham Garage
29. GET508
Rotherham Corporation 208, GET508, last numerically of a batch of six Crossley DD42/7s with Crossley H30/26R bodies, new in 1951.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1964, Masbrough Street, Rotherham
30. HEOT509
Rotherham Corporation - from right to left - 209, 212 & 211, HET509, HET512 & HET511, Crossley DD42/7 with Crossley H30/26R bodies, new in 1952.
Photo taken Aug/Sep 1968, Rotherham CT Garage
31. HET510
Rotherham Corporation 210, HET510, a 1952 Crossley DD42/7 with Crossley H30/26R body
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Bridge Street, Rotherham
32. HET513
Rotherham Corporation 213, HET513, a Crossley DD42/7 with Crossley H30/26R body, built in 1952. This bus is now preserved.
Photo taken 1968, Main Street, Rotherham
33. HET513
Rotherham 213, HET513, is the now-preserved Crossley DD42/7 with a Crossley H30/26R body dating from 1952.
Photo taken 1968, Westgate, Rotherham
34. HET510
One of six, new in 1953, Rotherham 210, HET510, was a Crossley DD42/8 with a Crossley H30/26R body whichh was seen at the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 14 August 1966, Rotherham Garage
35. KET220
Rotherham 220, KET220, a Daimler CVG6 with Weymann H30/26R body from 1954.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Greasbrough Road/Bridge Street, Rotherham
36. KET220
Rotherham 220, KET220, is the preserved Daimler CVG6 with a Weymann H30/26R body dating from 1954.
Photo taken Sunday 13 May 2018, Beamish Open Air Museum
37. KET228
Rotherham 228, KET228, was the last but one of fifteen Daimler CVG6s with Weymann H30/26R bodies new in 1954, and is seen at the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 14 August 1966, Rotherham Garage
38. RET160
Rotherham Corporation 160, RET160, an AEC Reliance MU3RA with Weymann B45F body, new in 1957
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Greasbrough Road/Bridge Street, Rotherham
39. TET167
Rotherham 167, TET167, an AEC 2MU3RA Reliance with a Weymann B45F body, new in 1959, was one of three.
Photo taken Sunday 14 August 1966, Rotherham Garage
40. VET138
Rotherham 138, VET138, an AEC Bridgemaster with Park Royal H43/27F body, new in 1960
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1964, Masbrough Street, Rotherham
41. VET138
Rotherham 138, VET138, a 1961 AEC Bridgemaster with Park Royal bodywork leaves Doncaster on the joint route to Sheffield.
Photo taken Thursday 15 April 1971, Doncaster Southern Bus Station
42. VET158
While successfully capturing the famous crooked spire at Chesterfield, I included by accident(?) Rotherham 158, VET158, an AEC Reliance with Roe B45F body built in 1961.
Photo taken Jun 1972, Lordsmill Street, Chesterfield
43. YET940
Rotherham Corporation 140, YET940, an AEC Bridgemaster with Park Royal H43/27FD body, new in 1961
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Bridge Street, Rotherham
44. YET940
Rotherham 140, YET940, an AEC 2B3RA Bridgemaster with a Park Royal H43/27F body, was one of five new in 1961, and was seen at the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 14 August 1966, Rotherham Garage
45. YET941
Rotherham Corporation 141, YET941, an AEC Bridgemaster 2B3RA with Park Royal H43/27F body, new in 1961 and withdrawn in 1973.
Photo taken late Summer 1968, Rotherham Corporation depot
46. 3795ET
Rotherham 95, 3795ET, a Daimler CVG6/30 with Roe H39/31F body, new in 1963
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Effingham Street, Rotherham
47. 5588ET
Bedlington & District 5588ET (formerley Rotherham Corporation 88), an AEC Renown 3B3RA with Roe H39/31F body, new in 1964.
Photo taken Summer 1977, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington
48. 5589ET
Rotherham Corporation 89, 5589ET, a 1964 AEC Renown with Roe bodywork to a Park Royal design, one of 3 Renowns owned by Rotherham.
Photo taken 1969, Sheffield Road, Tinsley, Sheffield
49. 5589ET
Rotherham 89, 5589ET, seen at the garage, was an A.E.C. 3B3RA Renown with a Roe H39/31F body, new in December 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 14 August 1966, Rotherham Garage
50. 5591ET
Prior to switching to Daimler Fleetlines in the late sixties, Rotherham bought a number of Roe bodied Daimler CVG6/30s. Seen peering from the gloom of Rotherham bus station is 91, 5591ET, a 1964 example.
Photo taken Sunday 15 September 1974, Rotherham Bus Station
51. 7156ET
Primrose Valley Coaches of Filey 7156ET, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1964 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1976, Primrose Valley Depot near Filey
52. HET186F
Rotherham Corporation 186, HET186F, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Roe H44/34F body, new in 1967.
Photo taken late Summer 1968, Rotherham Corporation depot
53. NET169J
Rotherham Corporation bought Daimler Fleetlines from 1967 until it became part of South Yorkshire PTE in 1974. Most of these were Roe bodied double deckers however in 1970 a trio of Willowbrook bodied Fleetline saloons entered service. The first of these 169, NET169J, is seen wearing the unusual coffee and cream PTE livery and its PTE fleet number 69.
Photo taken Tuesday 13 May 1975, Leeds Central Bus Station
54. NET169J
South Yorkshire PTE 69, NET169J, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX built in 1970 with Willowbrook DP45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Effingham Street, Rotherham
55. VET233K
Rotherham switched to dual door Daimler Fleetlines in 1971. 233, VET233K, is from July 1972 with a Roe H45/29D body.
Photo taken 1973, East Herringthorpe
56. WET177L
Rotherham 177, WET177L was a Seddon Pennine RU with a Plaxton Derwent II B44F body.
Photo taken Friday 13 April 1973, Rotherham
57.
Rotherham crest and fleetname as carried by First double decker 1431 which is in Rotherham livery.