SCT '61 Photo Index
Walsall Corporation
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1. JDH109
New in 1944 as Walsall number 18, JDH109, with a Park Royal H30/26R body this Guy Arab II was rebodied with a Willowbrook H30/26R body in 1953 and renumbered to 206.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Walsall
2. JDH265
One of nineteen Guy Arab IIs delivered in 1945, Walsall 36, JDH265, was one of thirteen with Park Royal H30/26R bodies, the remainder having Massey bodies of the same capacity.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Walsall
3. 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, St. Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
4. EED9
In addition to the five RTLs acquired in 1959, Walsall also bought two buses from Warrington. 198, EED9, was a Leyland PD1A with a Bruce L27/26R body which had been new as Warrington 100 in 1947.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Walsall
5. MDH319
Walsall 109, MDH319, was one of twenty-five Guy Arab IIIs with Park Royal H30/26R bodies delivered in 1949 with fleet numbers in the range 87 to 255, MDH316-340.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Walsall
6. MDH346
New in 1949, Walsall 261, MDH346, was one of twenty-five Guy Arab IIIs with Park Royal H30/26R bodies with fleet numbers in the range 87 to 255, MDH316-340.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Walsall
7. 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 Street Bus Station, Walsall
8. 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, St. Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
9. 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, St. Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
10. ADX196
Walsall 347, ADX196 (formerly Ipswich 126) a Sunbeam F4 with Park Royal H30/26R body, built in 1950.
Photo taken 1967, St Paul's Street, Walsall
11. GFU693
Originally uploaded in black and white by Alan Hall, Walsall Corporation Trolleybus 875, GFU693, previously with Grimsby-Cleethorpes, was rebuilt and lengthened with a front entrance by Walsall is seen at Townend Street. The inspector is holding up the street sign or about to swivel it round to confuse the driver!
Photo taken August 1968, Townend Street
12. 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
13. 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 Depot
14. 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 Depot
15. 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. Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
16. OLD603
In 1959 Walsall acquired five Leyland 7RT buses from London Transport Executive. The last of them was 205, OLD603, which had a Park Royal H30/26R body. Behind is 298, XDH298, one of six Bedford SBOs with Willowbrook B39F bodies new in 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Walsall
17. HBE541
HBE541, a Crossley Empire TDD42/3 built in 1951 with Roe H54R body as Cleethorpes 163 but shown here as part of the Walsall Corporation fleet (850) on driver training duties nearing the bus station.
Photo taken Aug 1968, Walsall, near bus station
18. 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, High Street, Bloxwich
19. ODH100
Walsall 183, ODH100, was one of twenty-five Guy Arab IIIs with Park Royal FH30/26R bodies delivered in 1951 with fleet numbers in the range 131 to 232, ODH89-100, 297-309.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Walsall
20. 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
21. ODH88
Two batches of Leyland PD2/1s with Park Royal FH30/26R bodies were delivered to Walsall in 1951 (118-130, ODH76-88 and 106, 111, 184, 197, 233-240, ODH801-812). Seen here is 130, ODH88, the last of the first delivery.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Walsall
22. 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
23. NXP956
Walsall 202, NXP956, former London Transport RTL1470, acquired in 1959.
Photo taken April/May 1965, Cannock
24. PDH807
Walsall 807, PDH807, one of five Leyland PSU1/13 Royal Tigers with Park Royal B42F bodies was new in 1953 and was one of three (806/7/9) converted for omo in December 1961. Five with Leyland B44F bodies had been delivered in 1952 (801-805, PDH 801-805).
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Walsall
25. RDH502
Three of the ten Leyland PD2/12s with Park Royal/Roe FH33/23R bodies (811-820, RDH501-510) delivered to Walsall in 1953 were rebuilt in 1959/60 to 30 foot length and reseated to FH40/31F. Notice the small flush glazed window in the upper saloon where the extra length was inserted. The three in question were 811 to 813 and the middle one, 812 RDH502 is seen just up from Walsall Bus Station on 28 February 1970 on the occasion of a visit for a final trolleybus tour.
Photo taken Saturday 28 February 1970, St Pauls Street, Walsall
26. 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
27. RDH505
RDH505 is a 1953 Leyland PD2/12 undergoing long term restoration into it's Walsall livery
Photo taken Monday 28 March 2016, Wythall Transport Museum
28. RDH509
In 1953 Walsall took delivery of ten Leyland PD2/12s with Park Royal/Roe FH33/23R bodies (811-820, RDH501-510) with extra provision for luggage accommodation. This view of 819, RDH509, shows the nearside sliding door for engine access and also the grilles above the windscreens for the forced air ventilation system with which these were equipped in addition to the normal system of opening windows.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Walsall
29. RDH990
Second shot of Walsall 350, RDH990, the 1953 Sunbeam S7 with Willowbrook H62D body.
Photo taken March 1966, St Paul's Street, Walsall
30. RDH990
Walsall 350, RDH990, the unique 3-axle Sunbeam S7 with Willowbrook H62D body, new in 1953.
Photo taken March 1966, High Street, Bloxwich
31. RDH990
Rear view of shot of Walsall Sunbeam 350, RDH990
Photo taken March 1966, High Street, Bloxwich
32. TDH770
Walsall 823, TDH770, with a Metro Cammell H32/28R body was one of four lightweight vehicles purchased in 1954 for performance comparison purposes. The other three were:- two Daimler CVG5s, 400 and 821(7' 6" and 8' 0"), and an 8' 0" wide A.E.C. Regent V, 822, having a synchromesh gearbox and an AV470 engine. Originally recorded as a Leyland PD2/14 (pre-selector), and later referred to as a "semi-automatic", TDH770 was recorded by Leyland as a PD2/20. It had been exhibited at the 1954 Commercial Motor Show where it was described as a "PD2/20 series" model, as also was Newcastle 351, UTN 851, which had a pneumocyclic gearbox. These two seem to have had the specification which was later offered as the PD2/24.
Photo taken Sunday 22 March 1964, Anson Street, Rugeley
33. 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, St. Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
34. TDH905
Walsall 855, TDH905, a Sunbeam F4A with Willowbrook H36/34RD body, built in 1954.
Photo taken 1967, St. Paul's Street Bus Station
35. 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, St. Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
36. TDH909
Walsall 859, TDH909, a Sunbeam F4A with Willowbrook H70R body, new in 1954.
Photo taken June 1967, Blakenhall
37. 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.
Photo taken St Paul's Street, Walsall
38.
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
39.
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, Stafford Street, Birchills
40. TDH912
A third view of ex Walsall Sunbeam 862, TDH912.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
41. 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
42. 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, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
43. 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
44. TDH915
Walsall 865, TDH915, was a Willowbrook bodied Sunbeam dating from 1955.
Photo taken 1970, St. Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
45. 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, Dudley
46. 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.
Photo taken St Paul's Street, Walsall
47. 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
48. XDH68
Walsall 868, XDH68, was one of the 1956 batch of Willowbrook-bodied Sunbeam F4A's.
Photo taken 1970, St. Paul's Street Bus Station
49. 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, St Paul's Street, Walsall
50. 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
51. 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, High Street, Bloxwich
52. 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
53. 1UDH
Walsall's first Daimler Fleetline, 1 1UDH was unusual in that it had no front overhang.
Photo taken 1972, St. Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
54. 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, London Earls Court
55. 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, St. Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
56. 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, St. Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
57. EDH944C
Walsall short Fleetline 44, EDH944C, on route 865 to Dudley.
Photo taken Station Road, Stafford
58. 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, St. Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
59. 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
60. XDH56G
Seen at Chessington Zoo (as it was then known) is XDH56G, the Daimler CRC6-36 Fleetline with a Northern Counties H51/35D body which had been new as Walsall 56. It is seen here with Lea Valley, Hertford.
Photo taken Sunday 17 August 1980, Chessington Zoo
61. 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
62. 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
63. 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 Street Bus Station, Walsall