Bradford City Transport Trolleybus Fleet List 1911-1972

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Fleet No.Reg. No.ChassisChassis No.BodySeating

1911

240-241Alldays & Onions*Hurst NelsonB28R

*Chassis supplied by Railless Electric Traction of Leeds.
Nos. 240-241 re-numbered 501-502 respectively in 1913.
Withdrawn 1914 (240[501]-241[502]).

1913

503AK9629BCT/Brown*BCTB29R

*Constructed by City of Bradford Tramways Department (BCT) on chassis frame built by Brown of Huddersfield, but supplied by Railless E.T.
No. 503 first registered 1921.
Withdrawn 1924.

1914

504-506AK9635-9637BCT/Brown*BCTB29R
507-509AK9632-9634BCT/Brown*BCTB29R
510AK9628BCT/Brown*BCTB29R
511-512AK9630-9631BCT/Brown*BCTB29R
513-515AK9625-9627BCT/Brown*BCTB29R
516-518AK9622-9624BCT/Brown*BCTB29R

*Constructed by City of Bradford Tramways Department (BCT) on chassis frame built by Brown of Huddersfield, but supplied by Railless E.T.
Nos. 504-518 first registered 1921.
Withdrawn 1923 (513, 516-518), 1924 (504), 1928 (505-509, 514), 1929 (510-512, 515).

1915

519AK9639BCT/Brown*BCTB30R
520AK9621BCT/Brown*BCTB30R

*Constructed by City of Bradford Tramways Department (BCT) on chassis frame built by Brown of Huddersfield, but supplied by Railless E.T.
Nos. 519-520 first registered 1921.
Withdrawn 1923 (519-520).

1920

521AK9638BCT/Kirkstall Forge*BCTH26/25RO

* Constructed by BCT on Kirkstall Forge chassis frame.
No. 521 first registered 1921. It was the first top-covered double-deck trolleybus in Great Britain.
Withdrawn 1928.

1922

522AK9963BCT/Kirkstall Forge*BCTH33/24RO

* Constructed by BCT on Kirkstall Forge chassis frame.
No. 522 later re-seated to H33/26RO possibly before entering service.
Withdrawn 1927.

1923

523-528KU1161-1166BCT/Kirkstall Forge*BCTB30F

* Constructed by BCT on Kirkstall Forge chassis frame.
Withdrawn 1930 (523-525), 1931 (526-528).

1926

529-531KU9104-9106ADC 607607002/3/5Strachan & BrownB37C
532-534KU9101-9103Garrett O297-299RoeB37C
535RT1345Garrett O262Strachan & BrownB35C
540KW200ADC 607607004Strachan & BrownB37C

Nos. 532-534 re-seated to B31C (also quoted as B30C by 1927) at a later date.
No. 535 ex-demonstrator (new 1925).
No. 540 ex-demonstrator (new 1926).
Withdrawn 1934 (534), 1935 (532, 533, 535), 1937 (529), 1938 (530, 531, 540).

1927

536UM1755Garrett S261RoeB37C
537-539KW204-206Garrett O325-327RoeB30F
541-543KW201-203ADC 605605001-03Strachan & BrownB30F

No. 536 ex-demonstrator (new 1925).
Withdrawn 1931 (536), 1933 (539), 1934 (537, 538), 1938 (541-543).

1928

544-548KW2601-2605Leyland PLTB146287/86/89/
88/90
LeylandB36C
549-553KW2606-2610Leyland PLTB146292/94/93/
95/91
LeylandB36C

Withdrawn 1938 (544-551), 1940 (552-553).

1929

554-559KW4600-4605Leyland PLTB247679-81/84/
83/82
LeylandB36C
560CK3898Leyland LTTB16001LeylandB31C
561-569KW6051-6059English Electric1001-04/06/
05/08/07/09
English ElectricB34F
572-573KW6062-6063English Electric101/05English ElectricH30/26R
577KW6067English Electric107English ElectricH30/26R
578-581KW6654-6657English Electric103/02/04/06English ElectricH30/26R

Nos. 554-557 re-seated to B34C in 1939.
No. 560 ex-demonstrator (new 1927).
Nos. 561-566 re-seated to B30F in 1939.
Withdrawn 1938 (558, 559), 1939 (560), 1940 (554-557), 1942 (573, 579, 580), 1944 (561), 1945 (562-569, 577, 578), 1946 (572, 581).

1930

570-571KW6060-6061English Electric1011/10English ElectricB34F
574-576KW6064-6066English Electric108-110English ElectricH30/26R
582-583KW6658-6659English Electric111/12English ElectricH30/26R

Withdrawn 1945 (570, 571, 574, 582), 1946 (575, 576, 583).

1931

584-589KW9453-9458English Electric142-47English ElectricH30/26R
590-595KW9459-9464English Electric152/51/53/48/
50/49
English ElectricH30/26R

Withdrawn 1934 (588), 1942 (584-586, 591, 592, 594, 595), 1945 (587, 589, 590, 593).

1932

596KY1360English Electric113English ElectricH30/26R

No. 596 ex-demonstrator (new 1930).
Withdrawn 1945.

1934

597-602KY8200-8205AEC 661T661T033/44/
46/38/40/39
English ElectricH32/28R
603-608KY8206-8211AEC 661T661T052/35/
37/47/36/50
English ElectricH32/28R
609-614KY8212-8217AEC 661T661T051/43/
34/45/48/42
English ElectricH32/28R
615-617KY8218-8220AEC 661T661T041/49/
53
English ElectricH32/28R
633KY6210AEC Q761T001English ElectricH33/30F

Nos. 597-617 re-seated to H32/26R in 1936.
Nos. 597, 598, 602-604, 607, 610, 611, 614-617 re-bodied by Northern Coach Builders to H30/26R between 1946 and 1949. Re-seated to H31/26R or H32/26R (607, 614-616) by 1958.
Nos. 599-601, 605, 606, 608, 609, 612, 613 re-bodied by Brush to H32/26R in 1944.
No. 633 ex-demonstrator (new 1934).
Withdrawn 1942 (633), 1953 (599), 1956 (613), 1957 (607, 609), 1958 (612), 1959 (600, 601, 605, 608), 1960 (598, 606, 611, 614-616), 1962 (597, 602-604, 610, 617).

1935

618-625AAK420-427AEC 661T661T054/58/
55/57/59/56/
61/62
English ElectricH32/26R
626-632AAK428-434AEC 661T661T65/60/
64/66/63/
67/68
English ElectricH32/26R

Nos. 618-632 re-bodied by Northern Coachbuilders to H30/26R between 1946 and 1949.
Nos. 619, 620, 621, 622, 624, 630 re-seated to H31/26R or H32/26R (621, 622) by 1958.
Withdrawn 1955 (618), 1956 (631, 632), 1958 (620), 1960 (627, 630), 1961 (619, 621), 1962 (622-626, 628, 629).

1937

634BAK934AEC 661T661T187English ElectricH32/26R

Withdrawn 1965.

1938

661-676CAK661-676AEC 661T661T239-54English ElectricH30/26R
680-691CAK680-691Karrier E430036-47WeymannH30/26R

Nos. 664, 666, 674, 675 re-bodied by East Lancs to H35/28R in 1956 (8ft wide).
Nos. 681, 687, 689 rebuilt by Samlesbury Engineering in 1950-51.
Nos. 682, 684, 685, 688, 691 re-bodied by Crossley to H33/26R in 1952.
Withdrawn 1953 (683), 1954 (680), 1955 (686, 690), 1956 (661, 665), 1957 (663), 1958 (670), 1959 (662, 667-669, 671-673, 676), 1961 (681, 689), 1962 (682, 687, 691), 1963 (684, 685, 688), 1965 (674), 1966 (664, 666), 1967 (675).

1940

692DKU692Karrier E430050WeymannH30/26R

No. 692 ex-demonstrator (new 1940). Re-bodied by Crossley to H33/26R in 1952.
Withdrawn 1962.

1942

693-699DKW993-999Sunbeam MF213087-93WeymannH30/26R
700-702DKY2-4Sunbeam MF213094-96WeymannH30/26R

Nos. 693-702 re-bodied by East Lancs to H35/28R in 1955.
No. 701 had a rear sliding door that was removed in 1962.
Withdrawn 1966 (694), 1967 (693, 695-702).

1945

703-714DKY703-714Karrier W50170-81RoeH30/26R
715-719DKY715-719Karrier W50236-40Park RoyalH30/26R

Nos. 703-714 re-bodied by East Lancs to H37/29F or H37/28F (714) in 1959 (704, 714) or 1960.
Nos. 715-719 re-bodied by East Lancs to H35/28RD in 1957.
Withdrawn 1970 (708, 715, 716, 718), 1971 (704, 705, 707, 709, 710, 714, 717, 719), 1972 (703, 706, 711-713).

1946

720-733DKY720-733Karrier W50241-54Park RoyalH30/26R
734-739DKY734-739Karrier W50255-60RoeH30/26R

Nos. 734-739 re-seated to H33/26R in 1955.
Nos. 720-739 re-bodied by East Lancs to H35/28RD (720, 722-724, 727), H37/28F (721, 725, 726, 728-730, 733, 738) or H37/29F (remainder) in 1957 (720, 722-724, 727) or 1959 (remainder).
Withdrawn 1969 (720), 1970 (724, 738), 1971 (721-723, 725-730, 732-734, 736, 739), 1972 (731, 735, 737).

1949

740-751EKU740-751BUT 9611T9611T009-20RoeH31/25R

Nos. 740-751 re-seated to H33/25R in 1955.
Withdrawn 1963 (747, 750, 751), 1964 (740-744, 746, 748), 1970 (749), 1971 (745).

1950

752-753FKU752-753BUT 9611T9611T108-09WeymannH30/26R
755FKU755BUT 9611T9611T111WeymannH30/26R

Nos. 752-753, 755 re-seated to H33/26R in 1955.
Withdrawn 1964 (752, 755), 1970 (753).

1951

754FKU754BUT 9611T9611T110WeymannH30/26R
756-759FKU756-759BUT 9611T9611T112-15WeymannH30/26R

Nos. 754, 756-759 re-seated to H33/26R in 1955.
Withdrawn 1963 (754), 1964 (756, 759), 1971 (757, 758).

1953

580-586DRB616-622AEC 661T661T198/99/
209-213
WeymannH30/26R
587-591HNU826-830AEC 661T661T377/76/
79/78/73
WeymannH30/26R
592-596HNU970-974AEC 661T661T380/74/
81/75/82
WeymannH30/26R
760-774NNU224-238BUT 9611T9611T116-30WeymannH30/26R
775-776CXB530-531Karrier W50127-28East LancsH35/28RD
777-778CBX600-601Karrier W50125-26East LancsH35/28RD
779-784CBX909-914Karrier W50287-89/
91/90/92
East LancsH35/28RD

Nos. 580-596, 760-784 ex-Notts. and Derby (Nos. 300-305, 332-357 respectively, new 1937 (300-305), 1941 (332-336), 1942 (337-341), 1949 (342-357).
Nos. 587-596 re-bodied by East Lancs to H35/28RD in 1957 (591) or 1958.
Nos. 760-774 re-seated to H32/26R in 1956.
Nos. 775-784 ex-South Wales Transport as chassis only (Nos. 37, 38, 41-48, new 1945 or 1946 (43-48) to Llanelly & District Traction). New East Lancs bodies were fitted as shown before entering service.
Withdrawn 1958 (580-586), 1962 (766-768, 772), 1963 (761-765, 769-771, 773, 774), 1964 (591, 760), 1965 (587, 590, 593, 596), 1966 (594, 595, 779), 1967 (781), 1968 (588, 589, 592, 780), 1969 (775, 783), 1970 (778, 784), 1971 (776, 777, 782).

1954

T403GHN403Karrier W50002BrushB33C
T404GHN404Karrier W50003BrushB33C

Nos. T403, 404 ex-Darlington Corporation (Nos. 24, 15, new 1943).
No. T404 (although prepared for service) did not enter service.
No. T403 re-bodied by East Lancs to H39/32F in 1959 and re-numbered 785.
Withdrawn 1971 (T403[785]).

Note: The following ex-Darlington trolleybuses were also acquired in 1954 (GHN322, GHN401-402, GHN405-408, GHN572) or 1956 (remainder), but were cannibalised for spares and did not enter service.

GHN322Karrier E4S30052East LancsB32C
GHN401-402Karrier W50006/01BrushB33C
GHN405-408Karrier W50004-5/07-8BrushB33C
GHN561-562Karrier W50075-76BrushB33C
GHN565/568Karrier W50079/82BrushB33C
GHN572Karrier W50104BrushB33C
GHN573/576Karrier W50105/08BrushB33C

1957

786-787GHN563-564Karrier W50077-78BrushB33C
788GHN566Karrier W50080BrushB33C
789-791GHN569-571Karrier W50101-103BrushB33C
792-793GHN574-575Karrier W50106-107BrushB33C

Nos. 786-793 ex-Darlington Corporation (Nos. 4, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 20, 21 respectively, new 1944).
Nos. 786-793 re-bodied by East Lancs to H39/32F in 1958. Re-seated to H39/31F in 1960.
Withdrawn 1970 (786), 1971 (787-793).

1958

794-801BDJ82-89BUT 9611T9611T001-08East Lancs/RoeH35/28R

Nos. 794-801 ex-St. Helens Corporation (Nos. 328-389, new 1950 (385) or 1951).
Nos. 794-801 were rebuilt by Roe to H35/28R (originally H30/26R) before entering service.
Withdrawn 1965 (797), 1967 (796, 798, 800), 1968 (794), 1970 (801), 1971 (795, 799).

1959

802-803HUF49-50BUT 9611T9611T031-32WeymannH33/26R
804-805BDY804-805Sunbeam W50285-86Park RoyalH30/26R
806-813BDY796-803Sunbeam W50277-84Park RoyalH30/26R
814BDY820Sunbeam W50446WeymannH30/26R
815BDY815Sunbeam W50441WeymannH30/26R

Nos. 802-803 ex-Brighton Corporation (Nos. 49-50, new 1948) as H30/26R but re-seated before entering service.
Nos. 804-815 ex-Maidstone and District (Nos. 29, 30, 21-28, 45, 40 respectively, new 1946, 1947 (40) or 1948 (45) to Hastings Tramway Company).
Withdrawn 1962 (803, 805, 806, 812, 814, 815), 1963 (802, 804, 807-811, 813).

1960

831-835LHN781-785BUT 9611T9611T022-26East LancsH30/26R

Nos. 831-835 ex-Doncaster Corporation (Nos. 379-383, new 1949 to Darlington Corporation). Re-bodied by East Lancs to H37/29F in 1962.
Withdrawn 1971 (831-835).

Note: The following trolleybuses were also acquired in 1960, but in the event did not enter service (although they were allocated fleet numbers) and were cannibalised for spares.

LHN780BUT 9611T9611T021East LancsH30/26R
820-821FTJ400-401Sunbeam W50325/24RoeH30/26R
822-825AEE22-25Karrier W50336-39RoeH31/25R
827AEE27Karrier W50341RoeH31/25R

LHN780 ex-Doncaster Corporation (No. 378, new 1949 to Darlington Corporation).
Nos. 820-821 ex-Ashton-u-Lyne Corporation (Nos. 66, 65, new 1946).
Nos. 822-825, 827 ex-Grimsby-Cleethorpes JTC (Nos. 19-22, 24, new 1947).

1961

841-844FWX911-914Sunbeam F450564-67East LancsH37/29F
845-847JWW375-377Sunbeam F450729-31East LancsH37/29F

Nos. 841-847 ex-Mexborough and Swinton as chassis only (Nos. 27-30, 37-39, new 1948 or 1950 (37-39)). Re-bodied by East Lancs before entering service.
Withdrawn 1971 (841), 1972 (842-847).

Note: The following trolleybuses were also acquired as chassis only in 1961 and cannibalised for spares.

FWX915-917Sunbeam F450568-70
FWX919-920Sunbeam F450572-73

All ex-Mexborough and Swinton (Nos. 31-33, 34-35, new 1948).

Appendix
Vehicles on Loan

The following vehicles were on loan to Bradford from Southend-on-Sea from September 1940 to February 1942. They retained their Southend-on-Sea fleet numbers whilst with Bradford.

124-127BHJ194-197AEC 661T661T337-40StrachanH30/26R

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