SCT '61 Photo Index
Wolverhampton Corporation
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1. BDA366
Southend Corporation trolleybus 146, BDA366, a Sunbeam MF2 with Park Royal H29/25R body, new to Wolverhampton in 1938 and acquired by Southend in April 1950.
Photo taken May 1951, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
2. BJW177
Bilston Corporation Trolleybuses! Wolverhampton trolleybuses 277, BJW177, and 280, BJW180, were sold to Bilston Corporation 5/54 for use as polling stations. They were both 1938 Guy BT / Roe H54R. The upper decks were removed c.58/59 and they were both eventually sold to Don Everall 4/65.
Photo taken Sunday 5 April 1964, Bilston Depot, Wolverhampton
3. DUK279
Wolverhampton 379, DUK279, a Guy Arab II with Roe H31/25R body, new 1943/44, re-bodied 1951/2.
Photo taken 1962, Park Lane Garage, Wolverhampton
4. DJW938
The tour vehicle for the NTA 1964 Wolverhampton Trolleybus tour being turned on the Bilston Depot turntable. It was Wolverhampton C.T. 408, DJW938, a Sunbeam W4 new with a Weymann body 5/45, rebodied Park Royal H54R 2/52; withdrawn 10/65 and sold to Don Everall.
Photo taken Sunday 5 April 1964, Bilston Depot, Wolverhampton
5. DUK833
Wolverhampton CT 433, DUK833, is a 1946 Sunbeam W trolleybus, rebodied by Roe in 1959, seen at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
6. DUK833
A second view of former Wolverhampton trolleybus 433 at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
7. DUK833
Wolverhampton CT 433, DUK833, a 1946 Sunbeam W trolleybus, rebodied by Roe in 1959, 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
8. EJW438
Wolverhampton trolley 438, EJW438, a Sunbeam W new in 1947, rebodied by Roe H32/28R in 1960.
Photo taken May 1965, Fighting Cocks, Wolverhampton
9. EJW440
A great shot of Wolverhampton trolleys lined up in the garage. Identifiable from left to right are 449, EJW449, 473, FJW473, and 440, EJW440. They were all Sunbeam Ws delivered between 1947 and 1949 - 449 and 440 had been rebodied by Roe in 1960/1 but 473 still carried the original Park Royal body.
Photo taken April/May 1965, Wolverhampton Depot
10. EJW457
Wolverhampton trolley 457, EJW457, a Sunbeam W with Park Royal H54R body, new in 1948/9.
Photo taken April/May 1965, Bilston Street, Wolverhampton
11. FJW469
To expand upon the photo of Wolverhampton Corporation 653, here is a shot of Nos 469 and 471 (FJW469 and FJW471 respectively) at Park Lane depot in about May 1963 showing the normal Wolverhampton livery (at that time) carried by 469 and the experimental Nottingham-inspired darker green with light cream waistband carried by 471, this the same as that by 653. Both buses are Sunbeam F4 vehicles with Park Royal H28/26R bodies dating from 1948.
Photo taken May 1963, Park Lane Depot, Wolverhampton
12. FJW471
To expand upon the photo of Wolverhampton Corporation 653, here is a shot of Nos 469 and 471 (FJW469 and FJW471 respectively) at Park Lane depot in about May 1963 showing the normal Wolverhampton livery (at that time) carried by 469 and the experimental Nottingham-inspired darker green with light cream waistband carried by 471, this the same as that by 653. Both buses are Sunbeam F4 vehicles with Park Royal H28/26R bodies dating from 1948.
Photo taken May 1963, Park Lane Depot, Wolverhampton
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A photo of a Wolverhampton Corporation Guy Arab III with Park Royal 54 seat double deck body from the 539-560 batch (FJW539-560) built in 1949/50. It would have been freshly painted in the distinctive green/custard yellow colour.
Photo taken Wolverhampton
14. FJW519
Wolverhampton 519, FJW519, a Daimler CVG6 with Brush H29/25R body new in 1949.
Photo taken April 1962, Tettenhall A41 Wergs Road/Wrottesley Road
15. FJW616
FJW616 is Wolverhampton trolleybus 616, a Sunbeam F4 built 1949 with Park Royal body and on display inside the museum at Wythall
Photo taken Monday 26 May 2008, Wythall Transport Museum
16. FJW392
Wolverhampton 392, FJW392, was a Guy Arab III (6LW) with a Brush H29/25R body new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 28 September 1963, Wolverhampton Garage, Bloxwich Road
17. FJW540
A brighter livery on this Wolverhampton Guy Arab FJW540 with Park Royal H56R body somehow does little to improve the surroundings at Wolverhampton!
Photo taken Bilston Street Depot, Wolverhampton
18. FJW540
Wolverhampton 540, FJW540, was a Guy Arab III (6LW) with a Park Royal H28/26R body new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 28 September 1963, Railway Street, Wolverhampton
19. FJW548
Former Wolverhampton 548, FJW548, was a Guy Arab III with a Park Royal H56R body dating from 1950. Behind it is one of Wolverhampton's Metro Cammell-bodied Arab IV's.
Photo taken 1970, Park Lane Depot, Wolverhampton
20. FJW549
Wolverhampton Corporation 549, FJW549, a Guy Arab III with Park Royal H28/26R body, new in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 23 May 1965, Wolverhampton Depot
21. FJW557
Wolverhampton 557, FJW557, a Guy Arab III with Park Royal H28/26R body, new 1950.
Photo taken Autumn 1967, Offoxey Farm, Tong
22. FJW626
Wolverhampton 626, FJW626, was a Sunbeam F4 with a Park Royal H28/26R body new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 28 September 1963, St James' Square, Wolverhampton
23. FJW650
Wolverhampton 650, FJW650, was a Guy BT with a Park Royal H28/26R body new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 28 September 1963, Wolverhampton Street, Walsall
24. FJW653
Wolverhampton 653, FJW653, a Guy BT with Park Royal H28/26R body, new in 1950.
Photo taken circa 1961, Tettenhall A41 Wergs Road/Wrottesley Road
25. KJW572
Former Wolverhampton 572, KJW572, was a Guy Arab IV with a Roe body dating from 1953. In 1970 it sustained damage to its front dome and received this ungainly Strachan fibreglass replacement.
Photo taken 1970, Park Lane Depot, Wolverhampton
26. SUK3
SUK3 is a Guy Arab IV with Meadows engine and Metro-Cammell 60 seater body normally seen in the exhibition hall at Wythall transport museum, but although not in service was allowed outside. Wolverhampton buses passed to West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive in 1969.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 2017, Wythall Transport Museum
27. SUK7
Wolverhampton Corporation took delivery of eighteen Guy Arab IV's in 1957 with Metro-Cammell H33/27R bodywork and number 7, SUK7, having left the Wolverhampton Low Level Sation terminus for the service to Bridgenorth a few minutes earlier, is seen loading in Railway Road.
Photo taken c.1958, Railway Road, Wolverhampton
28. WUK19
Wolverhampton Corporation 19, WUK19, a Guy Arab IV with Burlingham FH41/27F body. New in 1958 this was the only one with Burlingham bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 23 May 1965, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton
29. 4070JW
Dumped at the back of Walsall depot in very derelict condition is one of Wolverhampton's two Guy Wulfrunians, 70, 4070JW.
Photo taken Walsall Depot
30. 4071JW
Wolverhampton Corporation 71, 4071JW, a 1960 Guy 'Wulfrunian' with East Lancashire H40/31F body seen in Wulfruna Street in August 1966.
Photo taken Monday 29 August 1966, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton
31. 4048JW
Wolverhampton was to Guy what Coventry was to Daimler; a consistently loyal buyer of the locally built buses. When the recently permitted 2 axle 30ft long double-deckers began arriving in 1958, Wolverhampton initially opted for fully-fronted, forward entrance bodies mounted on Guy's Arab IV 6LW model. The first, with, a Burlingham FH41/27F body was followed by 50 with Metro-Cammell Orion FH41/31F bodies between December 1959 and December 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1976, Wolverhampton Bus Station
32. 4071JW
Wolverhampton Corporation 71, 4071JW, one of their two Guy Wulfrunians with East Lancs H40/31F body, new in 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 23 May 1965, outside Wolverhampton Depot
33. 4071JW
Wolverhampton 71, 4071JW, the unique forward entrance version of the Guy Wulfrunian (as opposed to front entrance) ended its days at Haskells scrapyard in Barnsley. Seen here from a precarious position up a grass bank at the rear of the Yorkshire Traction depot behind which the scrapyard was situated.
Photo taken November 1973, Haskells Scrapyard, Barnsley
34. 4071JW
Another picture of Wolverhampton 71, 4071JW, in Haskells scrapyard, Barnsley showing the hole where the front panels have been removed to extract the engine.
Photo taken November 1973, Haskells Scrapyard, Barnsley
35. 130DDA
West Midlands PTE 130N, 130DDA, a Guy Arab V 6LW built in 1963/4 with Park Royal H41/31F bodywork. New to Wolverhampton and unrepainted.
Photo taken April 1972, Bilston Street Depot, Wolverhampton
36. 705CDA
Wolverhampton 705, 705CDA, was the first of three A.E.C. 2MU2RA Reliances with Park Royal B40D bodies, new in 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 28 September 1963
37. 7080UK
West Midlands PTE 80N, 7080UK, a Guy Arab V built in 1963 with Weymann H41/31F bodywork. This had been new to Wolverhampton Corporation.
Photo taken April 1977, St Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
38. 7100UK
West Midlands PTE 100N, 7100UK, a Guy Arab V built in 1963 with Weymann H41/31F bodywork, new as Wolverhampton Corporation 100.
Photo taken April 1977, School Street, Wolverhampton
39. 7114UK
West Midlands PTE 114N, 7114UK, a Guy Arab V built 1963 with Weymann H41/31F bodywork. New to Wolverhampton Corporation and fitted with an A E C AV590 engine when photographed.
Photo taken May 1973, Cleveland Road, Wolverhampton
40. DDA149C
West Midlands PTE 149N, DDA149C, a Guy Arab V 6LW built in 1965 with Strachans H41/31F bodywork. This had been new to Wolverhampton Corporation.
Photo taken April 1972, Bilston Street Depot, Wolverhampton
41. GJW177C
GJW177C represents Wolverhampton's 75 Guy Arab Vs with Metro-Cammell or Weymann H41/31F bodies. It was photographed (I think) turning from Fryer Street into Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, on 5 June 1976, after having passed to West Midlands P.T.E., with the Wolverhampton undertaking in October 1969.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1976, Wolverhampton Town Cente
42. KUK720D
West Midlands PTE 720N, KUK720D, a Ford R226 built in 1966 with Strachan B52D bodywork. New to Wolverhampton Corporation and an uncommon choice by a municipal operator.
Photo taken September 1973, Wolverhampton Bus Station
43. MDA193E
Wolverhampton 193, MDA193E, was a Guy Arab V with Strachanís H41/31F bodywork, which had been new in March 1967. It passed to WMPTE as 193N.
Photo taken c.1969, Victoria Square Bus Station, Wolverhampton
44. MDA208E
Wolverhampton 208, MDA208E, was a Guy Arab V with Strachan H41/31F body of 1967.
Photo taken 1968, Penn terminus, Springhill Lane, Wolverhampton
45. NJW709E
Stevenson, Spath, 29A, NJW709E, an A E C Swift MP2R built in 1967 with Strachans B58F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1981, Spath
46. NJW713F
West Midlands PTE 713N, NJW713E, an A E C Swift MP2R built in 1967 with Strachan B54D bodywork. New to Wolverhampton Corporation and still in that livery.
Photo taken September 1973, Wolverhampton Bus Station
47. NJW715E
Wolverhampton 715, NJW715E, a Daimler SRC6 with Strachans B54D body new in 1967.
Photo taken Summer 1967, A41 Tettenhall terminus