Colchester Corporation Transport Bus Fleet List 1928-1986

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Fleet No.Reg. No.ChassisChassis No.BodySeating

1928

1-4VW4389-4392Dennis G70195-96/
203-04
Strachan & BrownB20F
5-6VW5125-5126Dennis E17446-47Strachan & BrownB32D
7VW6463Dennis E17556Strachan & BrownB32D
8VW6462Dennis E17561Strachan & BrownB32D
9VW6464Dennis E17581Strachan & BrownB32D
10VW6482Dennis H90016Strachan & BrownO24/24RO
11VW6481Dennis H90017Strachan & BrownO24/24RO

Nos. 1-4 re-seated to B18F at a later date (probably 1935).
Nos. 5-9 re-seated to B31D by 1937.
Nos. 10-11 top-covered by Willett of Colchester in 1930; re-seated to H26/22RO in 1936.
Withdrawn 1939 (10), 1940 (6), 1942 (5, 11), 1943 (4, 7-9), 1944 (1-2), 1945 (3).

1929

12VW8425Dennis H90067Strachan & BrownO24/24RO
13VW8426Dennis E17612Strachan & BrownB32D
14VW8424Dennis H90066Strachan & BrownO24/24RO
15-16VX3223-3224Dennis HS90103/07Strachan & BrownH24/24R
17VX3222Dennis HS90105Strachan & BrownH24/24R
18VX2746Dennis EV17846Strachan & BrownB32D
19VX2745Dennis EV17847Strachan & BrownB32D

Nos. 12, 14 top-covered by Willett of Colchester in 1930; re-seated to H26/26RO by 1936.
Nos. 13, 18-19 re-seated to B31D by 1937.
Withdrawn 1939 (13), 1943 (14), 1944 (12, 15, 17), 1945 (16, 18-19).

1930

20-22VX5551-5553AEC Regent661543/47/46ShortH24/24R
23VX5554AEC Regal662284WillettB32D

No. 23 re-seated to B31D at a later date.
Withdrawn 1947 (23), 1948 (21), 1949 (20, 22).

1931

24EV3599AEC Regal6621104WillettB32D
25-26EV3600-3601AEC Regent6611714-15RansomesH24/24R

No. 24 re-seated to B31D at a later date.
Withdrawn 1947 (24), 1949 (25-26).

1936

27-29DPU416-418AEC Regent6614038-40StrachanH24/24R

Withdrawn 1949 (27), 1952 (28-29).

1939

30-34GVW946-950AEC Regent06616369-73MasseyH26/26R

Withdrawn 1956 (33), 1957 (30-32, 34).

1942

35-36JPU581-582Bristol K5G57045-46BristolH30/26R

Withdrawn 1956 (35-36).

1943

37-38JTW749-750Guy Arab IFD25922-23Park RoyalH30/26R
39-40JTW982-983Guy Arab IIFD26116/36WeymannH30/26R
45JVW242Guy Arab IIFD26330Park RoyalH30/26R

Withdrawn 1956 (45), 1959 (37-38, 40), 1960 (39).

1944

41-44JVW579-582Guy Arab IIFD26506/50/
634/29
StrachanH30/26R

Withdrawn 1960 (41-42, 44), 1962 (43).

1945

46KEV331Bristol K6AW2042DupleH30/26R
47KEV624Bristol K6AW2020Park RoyalH30/26R
48KEV625Bristol K6AW2056DupleH30/26R
49KEV738Bristol K6AW2021Park RoyalH30/26R
50KEV804Bristol K6AW2022Park RoyalH30/26R

Withdrawn 1963 (48-50), 1964 (46-47).

1947

51-54KPU515-518AEC Regent06617813-16MasseyH30/26R

Withdrawn 1964 (53), 1966 (51-52, 54).

1948

55KPU519Crossley DD42/3T93840MasseyH30/26R

Withdrawn 1967 (55).

1949

1-5OHK429-433Daimler CVD615324-28RobertsH30/26R

Withdrawn 1966 (1-2), 1968 (3-5).

1951

6-7SVW451-452Crossley DD42/795338-39CrossleyH30/26R

Withdrawn 1968 (6-7).

1952

8-9TVX496-497Crossley DD42/795901-02CrossleyH30/26R

Withdrawn 1968 (8-9).

1953

10-12WPU732-734AEC Regent III6812A108-10MasseyH30/26R

Withdrawn 1971 (10-12).

1956

13-16679-682HEVAEC Regent VD3RV140-43MasseyH33/28R

Nos. 15-16 re-numbered 55, 23 respectively in 1973; No. 16[23] re-numbered again in 1973 to 60; Nos. 15[55], 16[60] re-numbered again in 1975 to 5, 2 respectively.
Withdrawn 1971 (13-14), 1975 (15[5], 16[2]).

1957

17-201295-1298FAEC Regent VD3RV409-12MasseyH33/28R

No. 17 re-numbered 13 in 1973.
Withdrawn 1972 (18), 1973 (17[13], 19-20).

1959

21-23193-195MNOAEC Regent VD3RV663-65MasseyH33/28R

Nos. 21-22 re-numbered 63, 62 respectively in 1973.
Withdrawn 1971 (23), 1973 (21[63], 22[62]).

1960

24-289667-9671VXLeyland PD2/31601945-46/
83-84/2084
MasseyH33/28R

Withdrawn 1971 (24-28).

1963

29-35MWC129-135Leyland PD2A/31623611-12/
765-67/698-99
MasseyH33/28R

Withdrawn 1976 (35), 1977 (29-34).

1964

36-38CWC36-38BLeyland PD2A/30L20809-11MasseyH33/28R

Withdrawn 1977 (36-38).

1966

39-44OVX139-44DLeyland PD2A/30L43611-13/
42-44
MasseyH33/28R

Nos. 39-44 fitted with platform doors in 1970.
Withdrawn 1978 (39, 41, 43), 1979 (40, 42), 1980 (44).

1967

45-47WEV745-47FLeyland PDR1/1702043-45MasseyH43/31F

Withdrawn 1980 (45-47).

1968

48-49YWC648-49FLeyland PDR1/1801599-600MasseyH43/31F
50-54AVX50-54GLeyland PDR1/1802455-57/
96-97
MasseyH43/31F
55652GVAAEC Reliance2U3RA4901PlaxtonB55F

No. 48 was converted to open-top as O43/31F in 1979; to Colchester Borough Transport Ltd. 10/86 retaining same fleet number.
No. 55 ex-Hedingham & District (No. L53, new 1963); re-numbered 12 in 1971.
Withdrawn 1975 (55[12]), 1980 (51-54), 1985 (50), 1986 (49).

1971

1TRJ109AEC Reliance2MU3RV3870WeymannB45F
2-6TRJ102-106AEC Reliance2MU3RV3863-67WeymannB45F
7-8197-198GJFAEC Reliance4MU3RA4998-99MarshallB47D
9-10ABC195-96BAEC Reliance4MU3RA5200-01MarshallB47D
11GBC199DAEC Reliance4MU3RA6264MarshallB47D

Nos. 1-6 ex-SELNEC PTE (Nos. 71, 65-69 respectively, new 1962).
Nos. 7-11 ex-Leicester City Transport (Nos. 197-198, 195-196, 199 respectively, new 1963 (197-98), 1964 (195-96) or 1966 (199) respectively).
Withdrawn 1973 (2-3), 1974 (5), 1975 (4, 7-8), 1976 (1, 6, 9-11).

1972

24-28SWC24-28KBristol RELL6L[RELL-3-]
1738-42
ECWB53F

Nos. 24-26, 28 to Colchester Borough Transport Ltd. 10/86 retaining same fleet numbers.
Withdrawn 1984 (27).

1973

14-18YWC14-18LBristol RELL6L[RELL-3-]
1943-46/48
ECWB53F
19-23OWC719-23MBristol RELL6L[RELL-3-]
2010-14
ECWB53F

No. 21 re-seated to B50F in 1981.
Nos. 16, 18, 19-23 to Colchester Borough Transport Ltd. 10/86 retaining same fleet numbers.
Withdrawn 1983 (14-15, 17).

1975

55-60JHK495-500NLeyland AN68/1R7404696-97/
5020-23
ECWH43/31F

Nos. 55-60 to Colchester Borough Transport Ltd. 10/86 retaining same fleet numbers.

1976

61-66NNO61-66PLeyland AN68/1R7505427-29/
7600247-49
ECWH43/31F

Nos. 61-66 to Colchester Borough Transport Ltd. 10/86 retaining same fleet numbers.

1977

67-76TPU67-76RLeyland AN68/1R7700165/293/
323/436/41/
85/554/78/
903/16
ECWH43/31F

Nos. 67-76 to Colchester Borough Transport Ltd. 10/86 retaining same fleet numbers.

1978

77-82YNO77-82SLeyland AN68A/1R7800101/04/
235/54/404/64
ECWH43/31F

Nos. 77-82 to Colchester Borough Transport Ltd. 10/86 retaining same fleet numbers.

1979

83-87MEV83-87VLeyland AN68/1R7901363/86/
2296/99/301
ECWH43/31F
101-102DHK101-02TLeyland PSU3E/4R7804215/122DupleC51F

Nos. 83-87, 101-102 to Colchester Borough Transport Ltd. 10/86 retaining same fleet numbers.

1980

88-90RVW88-90WLeyland AN68/1R7905766/71/
74
ECWH43/31F

Nos. 88-90 to Colchester Borough Transport Ltd. 10/86 retaining same fleet numbers.

1983

51MVK538RLeyland AN68/2R7601728AlexanderH48/34F
52MVK546RLeyland AN68/2R7606994AlexanderH48/34F
53MVK548RLeyland AN68/2R7606386AlexanderH48/34F

Nos. 51-53 ex-Tyne & Wear PTE (Nos. 538, 546, 548, new 1976 (538) or 1977; to Colchester Borough Transport Ltd. 10/86 retaining same fleet numbers.

1985

41-42C41-42HHJLeyland ONLXCT/1RON-2002-03ECWH47/31F

Nos. 41-42 to Colchester Borough Transport Ltd. 10/86 retaining same fleet numbers.

1986

43-44D43-44RWCLeyland ONLXC/1RH?ECWH47/31F

Nos. 43-44 to Colchester Borough Transport Ltd. 10/86 retaining same fleet numbers.

Note:
Also delivered on 9th October was No. 32 (D32RWC) a Leyland Lynx with Leyland B49F bodywork, one of a pair on order, but it was not placed in service until 5th November and therefore never operated under Colchester Borough Transport before de-regulation.


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