SCT '61 Photo Index
Walsall Corporation
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1. JDH275
Walsall 211, JDH275, was a Guy Arab II of 1945, originally with a utility Park Royal H30/26R body and numbered 41. In 1953 it was rebodied with a Willowbrook H30/26R body and renumbered 211. Note the traditional and economical method of engine cooling.
Photo taken 1966, Walsall bus station
2. ADX189
Walsall 351, ADX189, a Sunbeam F4 with Park Royal H30/26R new to Ipswich in 1950, with fleet number 119 and sold to Walsall in 1962 just before the Ipswich system closed.
Photo taken April 1966, Walsall Bus Station
3. ADX189
Although technically part of WMPTE, trolleybus 86, TDH912, still has the Walsall crest on the offside while ex Ipswich Sunbeam F4 351, ADX189 arrives at St Paul's bus station. The Corporation Transport Head office with the clock tower is in the background, where the General Manager Mr Cox could keep track of his fleet.
Photo taken August 1969, St Paul's Bus Station, Walsall
4. ADX193
Walsall 344, ADX193, a Sunbeam F4 with Park Royal H30/26R new to Ipswich in 1950, with fleet number 123 and sold to Walsall in 1962 just before the Ipswich system closed.
Photo taken April 1966, Walsall Bus Station
5. ADX196
Walsall 347, ADX196 (formerly Ipswich 126) a Sunbeam F4 with Park Royal H30/26R body, built in 1950.
Photo taken 1967, Walsall centre
6. GFU693
Walsall 875, GFU693, a B.U.T 9611T built in 1950 with a NCB 54-seat body and acquired from Grimsby Cleethorpes in 1960. It was lengthened in 1962 and rebuilt to front entrance H39/30F by Walsall Corporation and survived until the end of the system in October 1970.
Photo taken c.1969, Townend Street, Walsall
7. HBE542
A nearside view of Walsall 873, HBE542, showing how the whole of the back platform had been removed (this was where the diesel engine was fitted) and a bay at the front has been removed, presumably to give access to the lower saloon.
Photo taken Walsall
8. HBE542
Walsall's last General Manager was a keen experimenter, rebuilding and lengthening several trolleybuses. One of his less successful experiments involved fitting auxiliary diesel engines to trolleybuses. The victim of one of these experiments was 873, HBE542, seen here dumped at the back of Walsall depot after the end of the experiment. It has been much modified at the back.
Photo taken Walsall
9. NDH958
In the summer of 1970, former Walsall 341, NDH958, leaves St Pauls Street bus station, Walsall. It is a 1950 Sunbeam F4 with a Brush body, much rebuilt. To the left is one of the former Birmingham Guy Arabs which had replaced some of the trolleys in February that year, whilst the end came on 3rd October, though 341 did not make it until the very end. In true Walsall fashion the destination and route number do not agree!
Photo taken August 1970, St Pauls Street Bus Station, Walsall
10. NDH958
Walsall 341, NDH958, a Sunbeam F4 with Brush H30/26R bodywork, stands in Bloxwich High Street whilst the crew enjoy some fresh air on a hot afternoon. The trolley is operating the 30 Circular and has arrived from Walsall via Leamore and will return via Blakenhall. The Circular in the opposite direction was numbered 15.
Photo taken c.1969, Bloxwich High Street
11. ODH307
West Midlands PTE 230, ODH307, a Guy Arab III 6LW built in 1951 with Park Royal FH30/26R bodywork. Clearly betraying its Walsall ancestry and on training duties in the same town.
Photo taken April 1972, Walsall
12. OLD601
OLD601, the former London Transport RTL1492, seen as West Midlands PTE 204L and formerly Walsall Corporation 204, a Leyland PD2 with a Park Royal body. It is seen here entering the first West Bromwich bus station near the end of its life, c.1971.
Photo taken 1971, West Bromwich bus station
13. NXP956
Walsall 202, NXP956, former London Transport RTL1470, acquired in 1959.
Photo taken April/May 1965, Cannock
14. RDH505
West Midlands PTE 815L, RDH505, a Leyland Titan PD2/12 built in 1953 with Park Royal-Roe bodywork. For several years it was used as a staff canteen and was new to Walsall Corporation.
Photo taken April 1977, Bradford Place, Walsall
15. RDH990
Second shot of Walsall 350, RDH990, the 1953 Sunbeam S7 with Willowbrook H62D body.
Photo taken March 1966, Walsall
16. RDH990
Walsall 350, RDH990, the unique 3-axle Sunbeam S7 with Willowbrook H62D body, new in 1953.
Photo taken March 1966, Bloxwich, Walsall
17. RDH990
Rear view of shot of Walsall Sunbeam 350, RDH990
Photo taken March 1966, Bloxwich, Walsall
18. TDH904
Walsall 854, TDH904, a Sunbeam F4A with Willowbrook H70R body, new in 1954. Note the wooden chock under the front offside wheel.
Photo taken April 1966, Walsall Bus Station
19. TDH905
Walsall 855, TDH905, a Sunbeam F4A with Willowbrook H36/34RD body, built in 1954.
Photo taken 1967, Walsall bus station
20. TDH905
Walsall 855, TDH905, was a Sunbeam F4A with Willowbrook H36/34RD body of 1954. Next to it is WMPTE (Birmingham) 591, JOJ591, a Guy Arab IV with MCCW H30/24R of 1951.
Photo taken 1970, Walsall Bus Station
21. TDH909
Walsall 859, TDH909, a Sunbeam F4A with Willowbrook H70R body, new in 1954.
Photo taken June 1967, Blakenhall, Walsall
22. TDH909
Walsall Daimler 836, WDH911, on route 12 to Pelsall passes trolleybus 859, TDH909 on route 30 to Bloxwich. Major alterations are taking place, which should help date the shot.
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An unidentified, ex Walsall Willowbrook bodied Sunbeam F4A trolleybus. It could possibly be 864, TDH914, but I'm not sure. Now in use as a store shed at Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
Photo taken Sunday 14 July 2013, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
24.
Walsall’s tower wagon on duty with repairs to the overhead in progress, I think at the junction for the line into the depot. This was on a Sunday, when no trolleybuses were operating, so the men could work uninterrupted.
Photo taken late 1960s, Walsall
25. TDH912
A second view of Walsall 862, TDH912, showing its sleek lines and fully enclosed rear platform.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
26. TDH912
A third view of ex Walsall Sunbeam 862, TDH912.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
27. TDH912
Walsall was known for its more eccentric designs (e.g. running both the shortest and longest Daimler Fleetlines). Here we see trolleybus 862, TDH912, a Sunbeam F4A built in 1955 with a distinctive Willowbrook body.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
28. TDH912
Seen at a trolley bus event at the Black Country Museum c.1995, Walsall Sunbeam F4A TDH912 with Willowbrook body is seen with visiting vehicles from Bournmouth.
Photo taken 1990
29. TDH915
Walsall 865, TDH915, was a Willowbrook bodied Sunbeam dating from 1955.
Photo taken 1970, St Paul's Street, Walsall
30. TDH912
Walsall Sunbeam F4A TDH912 with Willowbrook body, seen here operating special services for event organised by West Midland Transport Circle celebrating 90 years since introduction of trolleybuses to Wolverhampton
Photo taken Sunday 27 October 2013, Black Country Living Museum
31. WDH911
Walsall Daimler 836, WDH911, on route 12 to Pelsall passes trolleybus 859, TDH909 on route 30 to Bloxwich. Major alterations are taking place, which should help date the shot.
32. XDH66
West Midlands PTE ex-Walsall Corporation 866, XDH66, a Sunbeam F4A with Willowbrook body new in 1956 and converted at some time to forward entrance.
Photo taken 1970, Walsall Corporation Depot
33. XDH68
Walsall 868, XDH68, was one of the 1956 batch of Willowbrook-bodied Sunbeam F4A's.
Photo taken 1970, Walsall Bus Station
34. XDH71
Walsall trolleybus 871, XDH71, a Willowbrook-bodied Sunbeam F4A, passes 131, ODH89, a full-front Park Royal-bodied Leyland PD2/1 of 1951.
Photo taken 1967, Walsall centre
35. XDH72
Walsall 872, XDH72, was the highest numbered trolleybus in the Walsall fleet, their last new trolley to enter service (14 October 1956) and the last trolleybus of all to operate on the streets of Walsall. This photograph, taken on a hot and sunny day - everything that could open was open - shows 872 in Bloxwich High Street whilst operating a 30 Circular; it has come from Walsall via Leamore and will return via Blakenhall.
Photo taken c.1969, Bloxwich High Street
36. XDH72
On the last day of trolleybus operation in Walsall, 872, XDH72, leaves Birchills Depot for the last time. 872 is a Sunbeam F4A with 70 seat Willowbrook body, designed by R. Edgley Cox, who is at the wheel in this photo. The vehicle is currently at Sandtoft trolleybus museum.
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1970, outside Birchills Depot, Walsall
37. 893MDH
Walsall Regent V 893, 893MDH, departing on route 1 to Walsall. It carried a MCCW H41/31F body and was new in September 1961. Our car experts will doubtless be able to identify the rather sporty looking car in front.
Photo taken early 1970s, Anson Street, Rugeley
38. 1UDH
Walsall's first Daimler Fleetline, 1 1UDH was unusual in that it had no front overhang.
Photo taken 1972, Walsall Bus Station
39. ADH119B
Walsall 19, ADH119B, was one of their unusual forward entrance Northern Counties-bodied Daimler Fleetlines built to a Walsall Corporation design. Many were later retrofitted as dual-door (with a true front entrance).
Photo taken 1964, Earls Court
40. ADH120B
West Midlands PTE 20L, ADH120B, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LW (27') built in 1964 with Northern Counties H41/29D bodywork. New to Walsall Corporation and with just a front entrance but the same seating.
Photo taken April 1972, Walsall Bus Station
41. BDH428C
West Midlands PTE Ex Walsall 28L, BDH428C, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LW with Northern Counties H41/29F body displays some of the characteristics that made Walsall buses instantly recognisable! At rest at the bus station.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 August 1974, Walsall Bus Station
42. EDH944C
Walsall short Fleetline 44, EDH944C, on route 865 to Dudley.
Photo taken Station Road, Stafford
43. RDH97F
West Midlands PTE 97L, RDH97F, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX-27 built in 1967/8 with Northern Counties H41/29D bodywork. This had been new to Walsall Corporation.
Photo taken April 1977, Walsall
44. XDH516G
XDH516G Walsall 116, XDH516G, a Daimler Fleetline with Northern Counties body. Built in 1968, 116 was one of the final batch of buses delivered to Walsall Corporation before the WMPTE take-over. The specially shortened chassis was a feature of all Walsall Fleetlines and the body style was peculiar to Walsall and a small batch built for SHMD.
Photo taken Monday 25 April 2011, Wythall Transport Museum
45. XDH56G
Walsall's unique Daimler CRC6-36 with Northern Counties H51/35D bodywork, XDH56G, was ordered in the Spring of 1968 and delivered in the December. It was one of the last buses received by the Corporation as a separate entity as, within ten months, the undertaking would come under the umbrella of the West Midlands PTE.
Photo taken 1969, St Paul's Bus Station, Walsall
46. XDH56G
Walsall 56. XDH56G. the Daimler CRC6-36 with Cummins V6-200 9.63 litre engine. Originally had automatic gearbox but this was changed to semi-automatic. Body by Northern Counties with 86 seats.
Photo taken Monday 25 April 2011, Wythall Transport Museum
47. XDH56G
XDH516G Walsall 116, XDH516G, a Daimler Fleetline with Northern Counties body. Built in 1968, 116 was one of the final batch of buses delivered to Walsall Corporation before the WMPTE take-over. The specially shortened chassis was a feature of all Walsall Fleetlines and the body style was peculiar to Walsall and a small batch built for SHMD.
Photo taken Monday 25 April 2011, Wythall Transport Museum