Southend Corporation Transport Bus Fleet List 1914-1986

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Fleet No.Reg. No.ChassisChassis No.BodySeating

1914

1-3HJ28-30Tilling-Stevens?BrushB22R
4-6HJ31-33Straker-Squire?BrushB22R
7HJ34Edison?BrushB22R

Withdrawn 1915 (4-6), 1916 (1-3, 7).

1931

150-156JN820-826AEC Regal662700-01/
871-75
English ElectricB30D

Nos. 150-156 re-numbered 200-206 in 1938.
No. 153[203] rebuilt by Southend CT to DP35F in 1955 using second-hand seats from ex-London Transport vehicle.
No. 154[204] rebuilt by Southend CT to B35F in 1956 using second-hand seats from ex-London Transport vehicle.
Withdrawn 1939 (150-152[200-202], 155-156[205-206]), 1960 (154[204]), 1961 (153[203]).

1937

157-160JN9527-9530AEC Regent06615296-99English ElectricL27/26R

Nos. 157-160 re-numbered 207-210 in 1938.
Withdrawn 1956 (157[207], 160[210]), 1958 (158-159[208-209]).

1938

211-217AHJ831-837AEC Regent06616133-39WeymannL27/26R

Withdrawn 1956 (211-212, 214-217), 1957 (213).

1943

218-221BHJ742-745Daimler CWA611439-40/
44-45
DupleL27/28R

Nos. 218-219, 221 re-seated to L27/26R postwar.
Withdrawn 1956 (220), 1957 (218), 1958 (219, 221).

1944

222-223BHJ748-749Daimler CWA611593/622DupleL27/28R
224BHJ773Daimler CWA611717BrushL27/28R

Nos. 222-223 re-seated to L27/26R postwar.
Withdrawn 1956 (222), 1957 (224), 1958 (223).

1945

225-229BHJ774-778Daimler CWA611728/37/
83/90/56
BrushL27/28R
230-235BHJ804-809Daimler CWA611865/71-73/
91-92
DupleL27/28R

Nos. 230-235 re-bodied by Massey to L29/28R in 1952.
Withdrawn 1957 (227), 1958 (225, 228-229), 1960 (226), 1963 (234), 1965 (230-233, 235).

1946

236-238BJN94-96AEC Regent06617741-43MasseyL27/28R
243-245VO8558-8560AEC Regent6611954-56WeymannH30/24R
247-248UG1029-1030AEC Regent6611937-38RoeH30/26R
249-250UG1032-1033AEC Regent6611940-41RoeH30/26R

Nos. 243-245 ex-Mansfield District Traction Co. (Nos. 58-60, new 1932).
Nos. 247-250 ex-Leeds City Transport (Nos. 42-43, 45-46 respectively, new 1932).
Withdrawn 1950 (243-245, 249), 1951 (247), 1952 (248, 250), 1958 (236-238).

1948

D1CJN786Dodge VK62B8841445Southend CTB26F
239-241CHJ439-441Daimler CVA613613-15MasseyL27/26R
242VO8557AEC Regent6611953WeymannH30/24R
246TV6747AEC Regent6611856Park RoyalH30/26R

No. D1 ex-Royal Canadian Air Force, part of batch of eight purchased in 1946 (new 1941), but only four entered service. The body was rebuilt by Southend as shown before entering service; re-seated to B28F in 1953; rebuilt to O28F in 1956.
No. 242 ex-Mansfield District Traction Co. (No. 57, new 1932); purchased in 1946 but did not enter service until 1948.
No. 246 ex-Nottingham City Transport (No. 41, new 1932); purchased in 1946 but did not enter service until 1948.
Withdrawn 1950 (242), 1956 (246), 1958 (D1), 1959 (239-241).

1949

D2DHJ378Dodge VK62B8841184Southend CTB26F
D3DHJ514Dodge VK62B8841010Southend CTB26F
251DHJ427Daimler CVD615248MasseyL27/26R
252DHJ426Daimler CVD615247MasseyL27/26R
253-256DHJ428-431Daimler CVD615249-52MasseyL27/26R

Nos. D2-D3 ex-Royal Canadian Air Force, part of batch of eight purchased in 1946 (new 1941), but only four entered service. The bodies were rebuilt by Southend as shown before entering service; re-seated to B28F in 1953.
Withdrawn 1956 (D2-D3), 1960 (256), 1961 (251, 254), 1963 (252-253, 255).

1950

257-262EHJ441-446AEC Regent III6811A094-99MasseyL27/26R

Withdrawn 1965 (257, 259), 1966 (260), 1967 (258, 261-262).

1953

D4GJN214Dodge VK62B8841086Southend CTB26F

No. D4 ex-Royal Canadian Air Force, part of batch of eight purchased in 1946 (new 1941), but only four entered service. The body was rebuilt by Southend as shown before entering service; re-seated to B28F in 1953.
Withdrawn 1956 (D4).

1954

263GLX913Daimler CWA611845MasseyL27/28R
264HGC276Daimler CWA612486MasseyL27/28R
265HGF952Daimler CWA612903MasseyL27/28R
266HGF918Daimler CWA612869MasseyL27/28R
267HGF923Daimler CWA612874MasseyL27/28R
268HGC286Daimler CWA612525MasseyL27/28R
269HGF879Daimler CWA612830MasseyL27/28R
270GYE60Daimler CWA612086MasseyL27/28R
271HGC263Daimler CWA612465MasseyL27/28R
272-273GXV783-784Daimler CWA611989-90MasseyL27/28R
274GYE100Daimler CWA612145MasseyL27/28R
275HGF905Daimler CWA612856MasseyL27/28R
276-280HJN836-840Leyland PD2/20540651-55MasseyL27/28R
281-286HJN841-846Leyland PD2/20540863-65/
909-11
WeymannL30/28R

Nos. 263-275 ex-London Passenger Transport Board (Nos. D27, D149, D275, D241, D246, D159, D202, D71, D136, D52-53, D95, D228 respectively, new 1944 (D27), 1945 (D52-53, D71, D95) or 1946); re-bodied as shown by Massey before entering service.
Withdrawn 1962 (263), 1963 (264, 270-275), 1965 (265-269), 1966 (281, 283-286), 1968 (276-280, 282).

1955

242FOP462Daimler CWA612257Park RoyalH30/26R
243FOP417Daimler CWA612056Park RoyalH30/26R
244FOP429Daimler CWA611994DupleH30/26R
245FOP452Daimler CWA611925DupleH30/26R
246JVW561Daimler CWA611530DupleH30/26R
247FOP340Daimler CWG611328Park RoyalH30/26R
287-298LHJ389-400Leyland PD2/12551456/92/
96-99/555-60
MasseyL27/28R

Nos. 242-247 ex-Eastern National Omnibus Co. (Nos. 1207, 1203, 1199, 1204, 1198, 1195 respectively, new 1943 (1195), 1944 (1198, 1204) or 1945); Nos. 242, 244-247 rebuilt to O30/26R in 1956 or 1957 (242); rebuilt again to O33/26R in 1963.
No. 247 received the Park Royal H30/26R body from FOP416 before entering service. (FOP416 was purchased at the same time, but not operated).
Withdrawn 1957 (243), 1970 (242, 244-247), 1971 (287-298).

1956

299-304MHJ921-926Leyland PD2/20560285-90WeymannL30/28R

Withdrawn 1968 (300), 1971 (299, 301-304).

1957

305-310OHJ75-80Leyland PD2/40571381-86MasseyL27/28R

Withdrawn 1971 (307-308, 310), 1972 (305-306, 309).

1958

311-316PHJ950-955Leyland PD3/6580828-31/
63-64
MasseyL35/33R

Nos. 311-314 rebuilt to O41/33R in 1971.
Nos. 315-316 re-seated to H35/32R in 1972.
Withdrawn 1978 (315-316), 1980 (311-314).

1959

200-201SJN634-635Albion MR11L82525F/JWeymannB45F
317-318SJN636-637AEC BridgemasterB3RA048-49Park RoyalH45/31R

Withdrawn 1969 (200), 1971 (201), 1972 (317-318).

1960

202WHJ428Albion MR11L82546BWeymannB45F
205WHJ429Albion MR11L82546CWeymannB45F
319-322WHJ430-433AEC BridgemasterB3RA069-72Park RoyalH45/31R

Withdrawn 1970 (202), 1971 (205), 1972 (319-322).

1961

206-2072717-2718HJLeyland L1612501-02WeymannB43D

Withdrawn 1977 (206-207).

1963

323-3327087-7096HJAlbion LR762108K/L,
109D/F/C/E/
H/J
AlexanderH41/29F

Withdrawn 1972 (329), 1973 (324, 330), 1975 (331), 1976 (323, 325-327, 332), 1977 (328).

1965

120-121WVX443/445Bristol LS5G97117/
101009
ECWB45F
333-344CJN433-44CLeyland PD3/6L23711-12/28-
29/82-83/
815-16/83-86
MasseyH38/32R

Nos. 120-121 were actually on loan from Eastern National from 7/65 to 9/65 and were fleet numbers 1208, 1212 in that fleet. The last digits were conveniently painted over by Southend CT.
Withdrawn 1973 (337), 1978 (336, 339, 344), 1980 (333-335, 338, 340-343).

1966

208-209GJN508-09DLeyland PSU3/1RL44962-63MarshallB49D
210-212FYS677-679Leyland RT3/1552116/
1812/14
WeymannB44F
213FYS686Leyland RT3/1552242WeymannB44F
214FYS672Leyland RT3/1552115WeymannB44F

No. 208 rebuilt to DP51F in 1977; re-numbered 200 in 1979; re-seated to B51F in 1981.
Nos. 210-214 ex-Glasgow Corporation (Nos. LS6-LS8, LS15, LS1 respectively, new 1956 or 1957 (LS15)).
Withdrawn 1972 (210-214), 1978 (209), 1984 (208[200]).

1967

345-347MHJ345-47FLeyland PD3/4702609/64-65East LancsH41/32R

Withdrawn 1981 (345-347).

1968

215-218MJN215-18FLeyland PSU3/1R703503/98-99/
659
East LancsB51D

Withdrawn 1980 (215, 218), 1983 (217), 1985 (216).

1971

348-373WJN348-73JDaimler CRL6/3363948-73Northern CountiesH49/31D

Nos. 370-373 rebuilt to O49/31D in 1980; to Southend Transport Ltd. 10/86 retaining same fleet numbers.
Withdrawn 1981 (355-356, 363), 1982 (350-354, 357, 359, 361-362, 365-367), 1983 (348), 1984 (349, 358, 360, 364, 368-369).

1972

374-385GHJ374-85LDaimler CRL6/3366674-85Northern CountiesH49/31D

Nos. 374-377, 379 re-bodied by Northern Counties to H49/31D in 1984 or 1985 (375, 379); re-registered and re-numbered 307(Q476MEV), 310(Q552MEV), 308(Q554MEV), 306(Q475MEV), 309(Q553MEV) respectively in 1985; to Southend Transport Ltd. 10/86 retaining same fleet numbers.
Withdrawn 1985 (378, 380-385).

1976

201-202LBN201-02PLeyland PSU3C/4R7601179-80PlaxtonC51F
203VDB915Leyland PSU3/3RT620038AlexanderDP49F
204432FXXLeyland L2L01457HarringtonC41F
386-397JTD386-97PDaimler CRL6/3368786-97Northern CountiesH49/31D

Nos. 203-204 on loan from Ensign, Hornchurch until 2/77 (new 1962 and 1963 respectively).
Nos. 386-390, 393 were new in 1975.
Nos. 201-202, 386-397 to Southend Transport Ltd. 10/86 retaining same fleet numbers.

1978

203-204UTD203-04TLeyland PSU3E/4RT7802061/64DupleC51F

Nos. 203-204 to Southend Transport Ltd. 10/86 retaining same fleet numbers.

1979

221-230XTE221-30VLeyland FE33ALR7801418/793/
815/943-46/
961/81/2037
Northern CountiesH49/31D

Nos. 221-230 to Southend Transport Ltd. 10/86 retaining same fleet numbers.

1980

205-208BTE205-08VLeyland PSU3R/4R7904379/691/
735/441
DupleC51F

Nos. 205-208 to Southend Transport Ltd. 10/86 retaining same fleet numbers.

1981

231-242MRJ231-42WLeyland FE33ALR8001732-33/
89/837/48/
937/2195/205/
32/41/50/82
Northern CountiesH49/31D

Nos. 231-242 to Southend Transport Ltd. 10/86 retaining same fleet numbers.

1982

209-211BHK209-10XLeyland TRCTL11/2R8101420/34DupleC51F

Nos. 209-211 to Southend Transport Ltd. 10/86 retaining same fleet numbers.

1983

211YHA406JLeyland PSU3A/2R7003125WillowbrookDP49F
212CHA443KLeyland PSU3A/2R7100000WillowbrookDP49F
213LAK330WLeyland PSU3E/4R7901425DupleC53F
214XGS770XLeyland PSU3E/4R7902998DupleC53F
215A215PEVLeyland TRCTL11/2R8102838DupleC53F
243-245JEV243-45YVan Hool TD284YE282400NOMI
12192-94
Van HoolCH57/27F

Nos. 211-212 ex-Midland Red (South) Ltd. (Nos. 6406, 6443); No. 212 originally on loan from 1983 but purchased in 1984; re-bodied by Berkhof to C53F in 1986 and re-numbered 255; it was never registered and was stored, passing to Southend Transport Ltd. in this form in 10/86.
No. 213 ex-Globe Luxury Coaches, Barnsley (new 1981).
No. 214 ex-Armchair Transport, Brentford (new 1981).
Nos. 212[255], 213-215, 243-245 to Southend Transport Ltd. 10/86 retaining same fleet numbers.
Withdrawn 1986 (211).

1984

218XGS769XLeyland TRCTL11/3R8100711DupleC57F
219SPN669XLeyland PSU3E/4R8030838DupleC53F
220KWG130WLeyland PSU3E/4R8030680DupleC53F
246-250A246-50SVWLeyland TRCTL11/3RT840012/16/
83-84/134
DupleC57F
251B100XTWLeyland TRCTL11/3RT8400145DupleC57F
301NLJ828GBristol RELL6G[RELL-3-]
524
ECWDP50F
302NLJ829GBristol RELL6G[RELL-3-]
525
ECWDP50F
303JEH179KBristol RELL6L[RELL-3-]
1649
ECWB52F
313GHV106NDaimler CRL668361Park RoyalH45/28D
314GHV29NDaimler CRL668214Park RoyalH45/28D
315GHV15NDaimler CRL668199Park RoyalH45/28D
316GHV8NDaimler CRL668163Park RoyalH45/28D
317SMU926NDaimler CRL668038Park RoyalH44/27D
318TGX822MDaimler CRL667365Park RoyalH44/24D
319KUC949PDaimler CRL668497MCCWH44/24D
320TGX820MDaimler CRL667362Park RoyalH44/24D
321CMJ447TLeyland PSU3E/4R7802331PlaxtonC53F
322CMJ450TLeyland PSU3E/4R7803056PlaxtonC53F
323YHG3NLeyland PSU3B/4R7404706DupleC49F
324WRO434SLeyland PSU3E/4R7704468DupleC53F
325MHX532PLeyland PSU3C/4R7602615DupleC53F
326XHU326Leyland PSU3C/4R7501083PlaxtonC53F
327HRN97NLeyland PSU3C/4R7503096PlaxtonC53F
328OKY83RLeyland PSU5B/4R7700625PlaxtonC55F
329FDF265TLeyland PSU5C/4R7901281PlaxtonC57F
330BHO440VLeyland PSU3E/4R7902648DupleC53F
331XWX166SLeyland PSU3E/4R7801190DupleC53F
332XWX189SLeyland PSU3E/4R7801174DupleC53F
333AYF864TLeyland PSU3E/4R7803929DupleC53F
334WRO433SLeyland PSU3E/4R7704637DupleC53F
335WRO435SLeyland PSU3E/4R7704803DupleC53F
336-337CTM406-07TLeyland PSU3E/4R7802826/3455DupleC53F
338EBM438TLeyland PSU5C/4R7805232DupleC57F
339EBM439TLeyland PSU5C/4R7805475DupleC57F
340-341YHB20-21TLeyland PSU3E/4R7804195/98DupleC53F
342YWW359SLeyland PSU3E/4R7704681DupleC53F
343XWX193SLeyland PSU5C/4R7800103DupleC57F
344XWX161SLeyland PSU5C/4R7800236DupleC57F
345CWW191TLeyland PSU3E/4R7801351DupleC53F
346XWX186SLeyland PSU3E/4R7801071DupleC53F
347XWX184SLeyland PSU3E/4R7800778DupleC53F
352DAX452VLeyland PSU3E/4R7902389PlaxtonC53F
353CPT822SLeyland PSU3E/4R7701052PlaxtonC53F
354UDW140SLeyland PSU3E/4R7705332PlaxtonC53F

Nos. 218, 325 ex-Ebdon’s Coaches, Sidcup (new 1981, 1976 respectively).
No. 219 ex-Kirkham Coaches Ltd., Oswaldtwistle (new 1982).
No. 220 ex-Excelsior Coaches, Dinnington (new 1981).
No. 301 ex-Hampshire Bus Co., Southampton (new 1969).
No. 302 ex-Provincial, Fareham (new 1969).
No. 303 ex-City of Oxford Motor Services (No. 679, new 1972).
Nos. 313-320 ex-London Transport Executive (Nos. DMS1106, 1029, 1015, 1008, 926, 822, 1949, 820 respectively, new 1974 (DMS820, 822, 926) or 1975).
Nos. 321-322 ex-Rickards Tours, Brentford (new 1978).
No. 323 on long-term loan from Burnley & Pendle (new 1974); it carried Southend livery, fleetname and numbers.
No. 324 ex-Jolene Travel, London (new 1978).
No. 326 ex-Graham’s Bus Service, Paisley (new 1975).
No. 327 on long-term loan from Fylde Borough Transport; it carried Southend livery, fleetname and numbers from 1985.
No. 328 ex-Channel Coachways, Rochford (new 1977).
No. 329 ex-Shamrock & Rambler, Bournemouth (new 1979).
No. 330 ex-Marchwood Motorways, Totton (new 1980).
No. 331-332 ex-Wallace Arnold Tours Ltd. (new 1978).
No. 333 ex-London Cityrama Ltd. (new 1979).
Nos. 334-337 ex-Guard’s Coaches, London (new 1978 (334-335) or 1979).
No. 338 ex-Garston Village Coaches, Liverpool (new 1979).
No. 339 ex-Limebourne Ltd., London (new 1979).
Nos. 340-341 ex-Morris Travel, Pencoed (new 1979).
No. 342 ex-Heaps Tours, Leeds (new 1978).
Nos. 343-346 ex-Ribblesdale Coachways, Blackburn (new 1978).
No. 347 ex-A.H. Coachlines, Leeds (new 1978).
Nos. 352, 354 ex-Hills, Tredegar (new 1979, 1978 respectively).
No. 353 ex-Trimdon Motor Services (new 1978).
Nos. 218-220, 246-251, 303, 313-347, 352-354 to Southend Transport Ltd., 10/86 retaining same fleet numbers.
Withdrawn 1986 (301-302).

1985

252-253B252-53CVXDAF
MB200DKFL600
239197/287DupleC57F
254CHA425KLeyland PSU3A/4R7004058
256-257C256-57FHJVan Hool TD824YE282400NOMI
14053-54
Van HoolCH57/27F
300B300BTWVolvo
B10M-61
9333BerkhofC53F
348CDU798TLeyland PSU5C/4R7800014PlaxtonC57F
351KAD351VLeyland PSU5C/4R7904946PlaxtonC57F
357YDW317TLeyland PSU3E/4R7802366PlaxtonC53F
358LAK304WLeyland PSU3E/4R7902471DupleC53F
359MDS242VLeyland PSU5C/4R7802506Van HoolC57F
363EWW203TLeyland PSU3E/4R7806993PlaxtonC53F

No. 254 (chassis only) ex-Midland Red (South) (No. 6425, new 1971); re-bodied by Berkhof to C53F and re-registered Q856MEV in 1986.
No. 348 ex-Wallace Arnold Tours (new 1978).
No. 351 ex-South Wales Transport (No. 157, new 1980).
No. 357 ex-Smith, Alcester (new 1979).
No. 358 ex-Globe Luxury Coaches, Barnsley (new 1981); re-numbered 212 in 1985.
No. 359 on loan from Caledonia, Glasgow; allocated fleet number as shown.
No. 363 on loan from Ensign in February 1985; allocated temporary fleet number as shown.
Nos. 252-254, 256-257, 348, 351, 357, 358[212], 363 to Southend Transport Ltd., 10/86 retaining same fleet numbers.
Withdrawn 1985 (300).

1986

258NDS841YVan Hool TD824?Van HoolCL57/27F

No. 258 to Southend Transport Ltd., 10/86 retaining same fleet number.


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