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. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. FET61?
A line up of preserved trolleys at Sandtoft, on the left is ex-Rotherham 37, in the middle is ex-Bradford 845 and on the right ex-Teesside number 2.
Photo taken Sunday 26 June 2005, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
11. FET803
Rotherham Corporation 103, FET803, a Bristol KS6B with East Lancs body, built in 1949.
Photo taken 1968, near Sunnyside
12. 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
13. FET609
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. However 9, FET609, a Daimler CTE6 with a similar body was renumbered as 5 in 1957 and survived until 1962.
Photo taken 1950s
14. 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
15. 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
16. 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
17. 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
18. 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
19. 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, Rotherham
20. HET510
Rotherham Corporation 210, HET510, a 1952 Crossley DD42/7 with Crossley H30/26R body
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Bridge Street, Rotherham
21. 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
22. 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
23. 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
24. 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
25. VET138
Rotherham 138, VET138, an AEC Bridgemaster with Park Royal H43/27F body, new in 1960
Photo taken Wednesday 5 August 1964, Rotherham
26. 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
27. 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
28. 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
29. 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
30. 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
31. 5589ET
Rotherham Corporation 89, 5589ET, a 1964 AEC Renown with Roe bodywork to a Park Royal design. This was one of 3 Renowns owned by Rotherham The bus is on the joint route 69 with Sheffield between the two towns.
Photo taken 1969, Sheffield Road, Tinsley, Sheffield
32. 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. It wears Rotherham's post streamline blue and ivory livery and carries its South Yorkshire PTE number 1291
Photo taken Sunday 15 September 1974, Rotherham Bus Station
33. 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
34. 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
35. 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
36.
Rotherham crest and fleetname as carried by First double decker 1431 which is in Rotherham livery.