Merthyr Tydfil Corporation Transport Bus Fleet List 1924-1986

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Fleet No.Reg. No.ChassisChassis No.BodySeating

1924

1-8HB2238-45Leyland A1319968-71/
87-90
LeylandB26?
9HB1720AEC 401??Eastbourne Aviation?B32?
10HB102AEC 30hp?LGOCB20?
11HB1695AEC 401??Eastbourne Aviation?B32?

Nos. 3-4, 8 re-bodied with second-hand Northern Counties B30R bodies ex-Cardiff Corporation in 1932.
Nos. 1-2, 6-8 re-bodied with second-hand Bristol B29R bodies ex-Bristol Tramways in 1933 (2, 7) or 1934.
Nos. 9-11 ex-Snow, Merthyr (new 1921); No. 9 re-bodied with second-hand B32? body ex-James, Ammanford in 1927; No. 10 was named ‘Lady Aberfan’, which was retained until withdrawal; No. 11 rebuilt by Merthyr in 1927 and re-bodied with second-hand body of unknown origin in 1928.
Withdrawn 1928 (10), 1929 (9), 1930 (11), 1935 (3-4, 6-8), 1936 (5), 1937 (1-2).

1925

12HB2652Thornycroft A1?NormanB16F
13L9029AEC YC13521?B35?
14HB2258Thornycroft BT?NormanB26?
15LY8443AEC Y??B32?

No. 13 ex-South Wales Commercial Motors, Cardiff (new 1921); rebuilt in 1927 and re-seated to B29? at a later date.
Nos. 14-15 ex-Rees, Abercanaid (new 1924, 1921 respectively); No. 15 rebuilt in 1927 and re-bodied with second-hand B32? body (origin unknown) in 1929.
Withdrawn 1929 (12, 14), 1930 (13, 15).

1927

16NB3194AEC Y??B30?
17-18HB3082-83Leyland LSC145965-66LeylandB29F

No. 16 ex-White, Barry (new c.1919); re-bodied in 1929 with second-hand B26? body ex-South Wales Transport.
Withdrawn 1930 (16), 1940 (17), 1943 (18).

1928

19HB3278Leyland PLSC147204LeylandB29D

Withdrawn 1941 (19).

1929

20-21HB3474-75Bristol BGWB404-05BristolB32R
22HB3127Thornycroft A214723?B20?
HB2940Thornycroft A2??B20?
HB3081Thornycroft SB14743?B26?
HB3126Thornycroft A214717?B20?

No. 22, HB3126 ex-Davies, Dowlais (new 1927); No. 22 re-numbered 10 during 1930.
HB2940, HB3081 ex-Davies, Merthyr (new 1927); HB3081 numbered 9 during 1930.
Withdrawn 1929 (HB2940, HB3126), 1935 (HB3081[9], 22[10]), 1939 (20-21).

1930

22-23HB3589-90Bristol BB601-02BristolB32D
24HB3649Bristol BB606BristolB32D
25HB3569Bristol BB600BristolB32D

Nos. 24-25 re-numbered 11-12 respectively by 1937.
Withdrawn 1939 (22, 25[12]), 1943 (24[11]), 1944 (23).

1931

13-16HB3820-23Leyland LT251341-44LeylandB32D

Withdrawn 1939 (14, 16), 1943 (15), 1944 (13).

1935

4-5HB4865-66Dennis Lancet171007-08DennisB32R
6-7HB4912-13Dennis Lancet171038/36DennisB32R
8-9HB4891-92Dennis Lancet171023/21DennisB32R
10HB4833Dennis Ace200400DennisB20F

Withdrawn unknown (4-5), 1944 (6), 1945 (7, 9, 10), 1946 (8).

1936

3UH2193Dennis E17185Dodson or LewisB32D

No. 3 ex-Cardiff CT (No. 166, new 1927); exchanged for No. 7 (HB2244).
Withdrawn 1943 (3).

1937

1HB5414Dennis Ace200565Park RoyalB20F
24-26HB5415-17Dennis Lancet 2175345-47DennisB36R

Nos. 24-26 rebuilt by Davies, Merthyr at a later date.
Withdrawn 1946 (1), 1948 (24-26).

1938

2HB5418Dennis Lance 2126186Park RoyalL27/26R

Withdrawn 1943 (2).

1939

27-31HB5875-79Bristol K5G53082/80/
83-84/81
Northern CoachbuildersH30/26R
32HB5880Bristol K5G53085Northern CoachbuildersL27/26R
33-35HB5881-83Bristol L5G50100/099/
98
Northern CoachbuildersB36R

Withdrawn 1954 (33-35), 1955 (28-30), 1956 (27, 31), 1957 (32).

1942

2-3HB5952-53Bedford OWB8877, 9181DupleB32F
11HB5954Bedford OWB9191DupleB32F

Withdrawn 1951 (3), 1952 (2), 1953 (11).

1943

14-15HB5977-78Daimler CWA611424-25DupleL27/28R
16HB5979Daimler CWA611450DupleH30/26R
17-18HB5980-81Daimler CWA611429/28WeymannH30/26R

Nos. 14, 16 re-bodied by Merthyr CT using Metal Sections frames c.1955.
Withdrawn 1957 (15), 1958 (18), 1960 (17), 1962 (14, 16).

1944

12-13HB6002-03Bedford OWB17750/61DupleB32F
19HB5983Daimler CWA611548DupleH30/26R
20HB5998Daimler CWA611650Park RoyalL27/26R
21-23HB5999-01Daimler CWA611769-71DupleL27/28R

No. 20 was fitted with the Park Royal body ex-No. 2 (HB5418) from new; re-bodied by Davies to H30/26R in 1952.
Nos. 22-23 re-bodied by Merthyr CT using Metal Sections frames in 1955.
Withdrawn 1952 (12-13), 1956 (19), 1957 (21), 1959 (20), 1962 (22-23).

1945

36-37HB6014-15Bristol K6AW1017-18Park RoyalH30/26R
38-39HB6018-19Bristol K6AW1107-08Park RoyalH30/26R
40-41HB6016-17Bristol K6AW1143-44Park RoyalH30/26R

All substantially rebuilt by Merthyr CT between 1956 and 1958.
Withdrawn 1964 (36-41).

1946

42-46HB6182-86Bristol K6AW3124-28DupleH30/26R

Withdrawn 1965 (42-46).

1947

1HB6260Bristol L5G61094ECWB35R
6HB6261Bristol L5G61095ECWB35R
7-9HB6263-65Bristol K6G62063-64/70MasseyH30/26R
10HB6262Bristol L5G61114ECWB35R

Withdrawn 1965 (1, 6, 10), 1967 (8), 1968 (7, 9).

1948

4-5HB6642-43Bristol K6G66114-15DaviesH30/26R
24-26HB6585-87Bristol K6G64178/
6034-35
DupleH30/26R
47-52HB6579-84Foden PVD627236/6654/
7228/16/
32/18
Welsh Metal IndustriesH30/26R
53-54HB6595-96Bristol K6G66032/4135DaviesH30/26R
55-59HB6637-41Bristol K6G64136/77/
6063/4134/
79
DaviesH30/26R

All substantially rebuilt by Merthyr CT between 1957 and 1958.
Withdrawn 1961 (47-52), 1967 (58), 1968 (4-5, 24-26, 53-57, 59).

1951

60HB7145Dennis Lancet902J3DaviesB35R
61-64HB7162-65Dennis Lancet903-906J3DaviesB35R

Withdrawn 1961 (62-64), 1962 (60-61).

1952

65HB7272Dennis Lance145K3DaviesH30/26RD
66HB7288Dennis Lance146K3DaviesH30/26RD
67HB7298Dennis Lance148K3DaviesH30/26RD
68HB7301Dennis Lance147K3DaviesH30/26RD
69HB7304Dennis Lance149K3DaviesH30/26RD

All rebuilt by Merthyr CT in 1954; Nos. 65, 69 rebuilt again in 1956 (69) or 1957 (65) and the platform doors were removed.
Withdrawn 1958 (68), 1959 (65-67), 1960 (69).

1954

1HB8029Bedford CAV24126DormobileM11
70TTC170Leyland PD2/12532556LeylandH30/26R

No. 1, although given a fleet number was not licensed as a PSV.
No. 70 ex-Leyland Motors demonstrator (new 1954).
Withdrawn by 1963 (1), 1969 (70).

1955

71-72HB8335-36Leyland PD2/12550083/80DaviesH32/28R
76-82GFJ48-54Daimler CWA611932-35/
41/
12012-13
DupleH30/26R

Nos. 76-82 ex-Exeter CT (Nos. 77-83, new 1944 [77-81] or 1945); rebuilt by Merthyr CT in 1958 or 1959.
Withdrawn 1960 (76), 1962 (77-82), 1969 (71), 1971 (72).

1956

2HB8651Bedford CAV50268DormobileM11
73-74HB8337-38Leyland PD2/12550081/84Longwell GreenH32/28R
75HB8339Leyland PD2/12550082Longwell GreenH30/26R
83-87HB8798-02Leyland PD2/12560205-09Park RoyalH33/28R

No. 2, although given a fleet number was not licensed as a PSV.
Withdrawn by 1963 (2), 1969 (73), 1971 (72, 74-75, 83-85, 87), 1972 (86).

1958

100964DTJLeyland PSUC1/1577519WeymannB44F
101-103HB9837-39Leyland PD3/4581291-93East LancsH41/32R
104-105HB9840-41Leyland PD3/4581294-95East LancsH41/32RD

No. 100 ex-Leyland demonstrator (new 1958).
Withdrawn 1972 (101-103), 1974 (105), 1976 (104), 1978 (100).

1959

3AHB212Ford 402E400E18225KenexM11

Withdrawn 1968 (3).

1960

106-113BHB306-13Leyland PD3/4600953-56/
1094-95/
102-03
East LancsH41/32R

Withdrawn 1973 (106-107), 1975 (108-111), 1976 (112-113).

1961

4CHB327Commer 1500LBD017142MarshallM11
114-121CHB114-21Leyland PD3/4610993-94/
1028-30/
115-17/
East LancsH41/32R
122-131EO8890-99Leyland PD2/3483943-46/
94-97/
4551-52
Park RoyalH30/26R

Nos. 122-131 ex-Barrow CT (Nos. 111-120, new 1949).
Withdrawn 1966 (122-127, 129, 131), 1967 (130), 1968 (4, 128), 1974 (114), 1976 (115-121).

1964

132-135AHB132-35BLeyland PD3/4L04114-17East LancsH41/32F
136AHB136BLeyland L1L04163East LancsB45F

Withdrawn 1977 (132-135), 1978 (136).

1965

137-138BHB337-38CLeyland L1L40890-91East LancsB45F
139-141BHB339-41CLeyland PD3/4L40755-57East LancsH41/32F

Withdrawn 1976 (139-140), 1977 (141), 1978 (137-138).

1966

142-146CHB407-11DLeyland PD3/4L60635/
2053/
742/846-47
East LancsH41/32F

Withdrawn 1976 (143-146), 1977 (142).

1967

147-152DHB147-52FLeyland PSU4/2R701873-74/
2511-12/
1970/3571
East LancsB42D

Withdrawn 1979 (147, 149-150), 1980 (148, 151-152).

1968

153-156DHB153-56FLeyland PSU4/2R703572/847-
48/800433
East LancsB42D
157-162EHB257-62GLeyland PSU4A/2R802727-29/
43-45
East LancsB42D
163-168EHB263-68GLeyland PSU3A/2R802831-32/
952/3087-89
East LancsB51D

Withdrawn 1980 (153, 155-158, 165), 1981 (154, 160-162, 164, 167), 1984 (166, 168), 1986 (159, 163).

1969

169-173FHB169-73GLeyland PSU4A/2R902222-26East LancsB43F

Withdrawn 1981 (172-173), 1982 (169-171).

1971

174-179GHB174-79JLeyland PSU3A/2R7004536-38/
673-75
East LancsB51F

Nos. 174-179 to Merthyr Tydfil Transport Ltd. 10/86, retaining same fleet numbers.

1972

180-185HHB180-85KLeyland PSU3B/2R7104447-49/
563-65
East LancsB51F

Nos. 180-185 to Merthyr Tydfil Transport Ltd. 10/86, retaining same fleet numbers.

1973

186-187KHB186-87LMetro-Scania BR111MH542062-63Metro-CammellB44F
188NHB188MBristol RESL6GRESL8/400ECWB47F
189NHB289MBristol RESL6GRESL8/401ECWB47F
190-191NHB190-91MBristol RESL6GRESL8/402-03ECWB47F

Withdrawn 1978 (186-187), 1985 (188-191).

1974

192-193NHB892-93MLeyland National 10351/1R01310-11LeylandB41F

No. 192 to Merthyr Tydfil Transport Ltd. 10/86, retaining same fleet number.
Withdrawn 1986 (193).

1975

194-198HTX725-29NLeyland National 11351/1R02153-57LeylandB49F
199-202KDW706-09PBristol RESL6L[RESL8-]
436-39
East LancsB47F

Nos. 194-198 to Merthyr Tydfil Transport Ltd. 10/86, retaining same fleet numbers.
Withdrawn 1985 (199-201), 1986 (202).

1976

203-207NTX360-64RLeyland PSU3C/2R7604063/
3822/71/
4168/312
WillowbrookB51F
208ODW117RLeyland PSU3C/2R7650000WillowbrookB51F

Nos. 203-208 to Merthyr Tydfil Transport Ltd. 10/86, retaining same fleet numbers.

1978

209-214WWO637-42TLeyland National 11351A/1R05567-69/
71-73
LeylandB49F

Nos. 209-213 to Merthyr Tydfil Transport Ltd. 10/86, retaining same fleet numbers.
Withdrawn 1982 (214[after accident])

1979

215-220CKG215-20VDennis Dominator[SD116/]
185-87/90/88/
89
MarshallB50F

Withdrawn 1984 (216-218, 220), 1985 (215, 219).

1980

221-226GHB221-26VLeyland National 2
NL106L11/1R
07148-50/
55-57
LeylandB41F

Nos. 221-226 to Merthyr Tydfil Transport Ltd. 10/86, retaining same fleet numbers.

1981

227-231JUH227-31WLeyland PSU4F/2R8031213/
193/228/
90/316
DupleB47F
232JWO232WLeyland National NL116L11/1R07106LeylandDP44F

No. 232 carried the name ‘Clichy-la-Garenne’.
Nos. 227-232 to Merthyr Tydfil Transport Ltd. 10/86, retaining same fleet numbers.

1982

233OWO233YLeyland PSU3G/2R?DupleB51F
234-235OWO234-35YLeyland PSU3G/2R?DupleDP49F

No. 233 converted to DP49F in 1985.
Nos. 234-235 carried the names ‘Dr. Joseph Parry’ and ‘William Crawshaw’ respectively.
Nos. 233-235 to Merthyr Tydfil Transport Ltd. 10/86, retaining same fleet numbers.

1983

236-237SDW236-37YDennis LancetSD512/126-27Wadham StringerDP33F

Nos. 236-237 carried the names ‘Cyfarthfa Castle’ and ‘Morlais Castle’ respectively; to Merthyr Tydfil Transport Ltd. 10/86, retaining same fleet numbers.

1984

238TMB879RLeyland PSU4D/2R7603912DupleB47F
239TMB877RLeyland PSU4D/2R7603819DupleB47F
240YPL75TAEC Reliance?DupleC53F

Nos. 238, 239 ex-Chester CT (Nos. 79, 77 respectively, new 1976).
No. 240 ex-London Country (No. RB75, new 1978).
Nos. 238-240 to Merthyr Tydfil Transport Ltd. 10/86, retaining same fleet numbers.

1985

241TMB878RLeyland PSU4D/2R7603910DupleB47F
242DTG365VLeyland PSU3E/4R?DupleC51F

No. 241 ex-Chester CT (No. 78, new 1976).
No. 242 ex-Newport CT (No. 65, new 1980).
Nos. 241-242 to Merthyr Tydfil Transport Ltd. 10/86, retaining same fleet numbers.


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