Birkenhead Corporation Transport

Bus Fleet List
1919-1969


Fleet No.

Reg. No.

Chassis

Chassis No.

Body

Seating

1919

1-5

CM1701-1705

Leyland O

10118/32/44/
48/350

Leyland

B32R

Withdrawn 1927 (1-5).

1920

6-10

CM1706-1710

Leyland O

10351/75-76/
554-55

Leyland

B32R

Withdrawn 1927 (6-10).

1921

11-12

CM1711-1712

AEC 'B'

B2414/026

LGOC

O18/16RO

Nos. 11-12 ex-London General Omnibus Company (Nos. B2414, B2026 respectively; new 1913, 1912 and originally registered LF9888 and LF9345 respectively).
Withdrawn 1925 (11), 1926 (12).

1922

13-15

CO3398-3400

Straker-Squire A

A6126/083/
123

Straker-Squire

B34R

16

CM4006

Straker-Squire A

A6151

Straker-Squire

B32R

Nos. 13-15 ex-Plymouth Corporation (Nos. 18-20, new 1920); re-seated to B32R before entering service.
No. 16 ex-W.B. Horn Ltd., Birkenhead (new 1920); the body is also quoted as built by Hora.
Withdrawn 1927 (13-16).

1923

17

CM4686

Thornycroft BT

8895

Strachan & Brown

B20F

18-23

CM4936-4941

Leyland G7

12590/91/93/
92/95/94

Leyland

B32R

Withdrawn 1927 (17, 21), 1929 (18-20, 22-23).

1924

24-29

CM5339-5344

Leyland SGH7

12848-53

Leyland

FB40R

Nos. 28-29 re-seated to FB39R at a later date.
Withdrawn 1930 (24-29).

1925

30-32

CM5345-5347

Leyland LG1

50001/02/05

Leyland

H28/24RO

33-37

CM6040-6044

Leyland LG1

50003-04/
06-08

Leyland

H28/24RO

38

CM6045

Guy J

6604

Buckingham

B18F

39-41

CM6046-6048

Leyland SG11

13456-58

Leyland

FB38R

Nos. 30-37 are also quoted as having consecutive chassis numbers (i.e. 50001-08).
No. 38 re-seated to B20F by 1928.
Nos. 39-41 re-seated to FB36R by 1927.
Withdrawn 1930 (30-38), 1931 (39-41).

1926

42-43

CM6049-6050

Leyland LG1

50027-28

Leyland

H26/26RO

44-51

CM6600-6607

Leyland LG1

50029-32/39/
34-36

Leyland

H26/26RO

52-54

CM6608-6610

Guy BB

BB1980/89-90

Guy

B27D

Nos. 52-54 re-seated to B26D at a later date.
Withdrawn 1930 (52-54), 1931 (42-51).

1927

55-64

CM6611-6620

Leyland PLSP1

50073-82

Leyland

H28/27RO

65-73

CM7384-7392

Leyland PLSC3

45822-30

Leyland

B36R

Withdrawn 1933 (55-64), 1935 (65-73).

1928

74

CM7393

Leyland PLSC3

47160

Leyland

B36R

75-78

CM8060-8063

Leyland PLSC3

47161-64

Leyland

B36R

79-93

CM8064-8078

Leyland TD1

70347-51/
154-63

Leyland

L27/24RO

Nos. 79-93 had staircases enclosed by Massey in 1933.
Withdrawn 1935 (74-78), 1938 (79-93).

1929

94-108

CM8721-8735

Leyland TD1

70642-56

Leyland

L24/24R

Withdrawn 1939 (94-108).

1930

109-113

CM8736-8740

Leyland TD1

71276-80

Leyland

L24/24R

114-125

CM9375-9386

Leyland TD1

71281-92

Leyland

L24/24R

126-131

CM9387-9392

Leyland LT2

51001-06

Leyland

B35R

132-146

CM9756-9770

Leyland TD1

71511-25

Leyland

L27/24R

Withdrawn 1939 (109-123, 126), 1941 (128), 1944 (124-125, 127, 132-135, 142), 1946 (129, 137, 139-141, 143-144), 1947 (136, 138, 145-146), 1948 (130-131).

1931

147-151

CM9771-9775

Leyland TD1

72009-13

Leyland

L27/24R

152-156

BG200-204

Leyland TD1

72014-18

Leyland

L27/24R

157-158

BG205-206

Daimler CH6

9041-42

Massey

L27/26R

159-163

BG472-476

Leyland TD1

72330-34

Massey

L27/24R

Withdrawn 1938 (157-158), 1944 (151-152, 161), 1945 (147), 1946 (148, 150, 153-156, 159-160, 163), 1947 (147, 149, 162).

1932

164-170

BG739-745

Leyland TD2

1064-68/
1321-22

Leyland

L27/24R

171-175

BG746-750

Daimler CH6

9100-03/099

Massey

L26/26R

Withdrawn 1938 (171-175), 1940 (168), 1944 (165-166), 1946 (169), 1947 (164, 167), 1948 (170).

1933

176-184

BG1500-1508

Leyland TD2

2716-24

Massey

L27/24R

185

BG1509

AEC Q

761007

MCCW

L31/28F

No. 182 fitted with new East Lancs H30/26R body in 1942 (original destroyed by enemy action).
Withdrawn 1936 (183), 1940 (185), 1947 (177-179, 182), 1948 (176, 180-181, 184).

1934

186-188

BG2651-2653

Leyland TD3c

5042-43/47

Northern Counties

L26/24R

189-191

BG2654-2656

Leyland TD3c

5048-50

Northern Counties

H28/24R

192-197

BG2657-2662

Leyland TD3c

5041/44-46/
51-52

Massey

H28/24R

Nos. 194-195 rebuilt by Massey to H28/24R (195) or H28/26R (194) in 1942 after damage by enemy action.
Withdrawn 1948 (186, 190), 1949 (187-189, 191-197).

1935

198-202

BG3423-3427

Leyland TD4c

7363-64/
66-67/69

Massey

H30/24R

203-207

BG3428-3432

Leyland TD4c

7360-62/
65/68

Northern Counties

H30/24R

Nos. 198, 204, 206 re-bodied by East Lancs to H30/26R in 1942 after damage by enemy action; re-numbered 355, 357, 358 respectively in 1947.
No. 207 rebuilt by Massey in 1942 after damage by enemy action.
Withdrawn 1949 (199-203, 205, 207), 1952 (198[355], 204[357], 206[358]).

1936

208-218

BG4381-4391

Leyland TD4c

10133-42/654

Massey

H30/24R

No. 209 rebuilt by Massey in 1942 after damage by enemy action.
No. 212 rebuilt by Massey in 1946.
No. 214 rebuilt by East Lancs to H30/26R in 1942 after damage by enemy action; re-numbered 359 in 1947.
No. 217 fitted with East Lancs H30/26R body from No. 182 (BG1506) in 1947; re-numbered 356 at the same time.
Withdrawn 1949 (208-211, 213, 215-216), 1950 (212, 218), 1951 (214[359]), 1952 (217[356]).

1937

219-239

BG5501-5521

Leyland TD5c

14258/13573-
90/92/91

Massey

H30/24R

240-258

BG5522-5540

Leyland TD5c

14239-57

Massey

H30/24R

Nos. 226, 235 re-bodied by East Lancs to H30/24R in 1942 after damage by enemy action; re-numbered 360, 361 respectively in 1947.
No. 245 rebuilt by Massey in 1942 after damage by enemy action.
Nos. 228, 248 also rebuilt at a later date (probably by Massey).
Withdrawn 1941 (244), 1949 (225), 1950 (219-224, 227-234, 236-242, 248, 253-254, 256), 1951 (226[360], 235[361], 243, 245-247, 249-252, 255, 257-258).

1938

259-268

BG6801-6810

Leyland TD5c

17594-98/
602-04/07-08

Massey

H30/24R

269-278

BG6811-6820

Leyland TD5c

17590-93/99/
600-01/05-
06/09

Northern Counties

H28/26R

Nos. 269-278 re-seated to H30/24R at a later date.
No. 275 rebuilt by Massey in 1942 after damage by enemy action; it received the chassis frame from No. 268 in 1953 after an accident, but retained the original chassis number.
Withdrawn 1950 (264, 266, 268), 1951 (259-263, 265, 267), 1953 (269, 271), 1954 (270, 272-274, 276), 1955 (275, 277-278).

1939

279-318

BG7701-7740

Leyland TD5c

302617-56

Massey

H30/24R

Nos. 280, 283, 286, 292, 295-296, 298, 302, 305, 308, 311-312, 314 rebuilt by Birkenhead Corporation in the postwar period.
Nos. 282, 284-285, 287-290, 293-294, 297, 299, 304, 307 [also rebuilt by Massey in 1942 after damage by enemy action], 309-310, 313, 315-318 rebuilt by Massey in the postwar period.
Withdrawn 1951 (301), 1952 (281, 297, 306), 1954 (291, 296), 1955 (279, 282-284, 286, 288, 290, 294-295, 298, 300, 307, 309, 316-318), 1956 (280, 285, 287, 289, 292, 302, 304, 308, 311-313, 315), 1957 (293, 299, 303, 305, 310, 314).

1943

319-320

BG8552-8553

Guy Arab II

FD26114/18

Weymann

H30/26R

Withdrawn 1951 (319), 1954 (320).

1944

321-325

BG8554-8558

Guy Arab II

FD26294/393/
387-88/418

Massey

H30/26R

326-330

BG8628-8632

Guy Arab II

FD26656/61-
62/77/79

Massey

H30/26R

331-342

BG8641-8652

Guy Arab II

FD26738/20/
43-44/840/42/
84/87/735-
36/33/32

Massey

H30/26R

Nos. 323-337 re-bodied by Massey to H31/28R in 1953; re-numbered 241-255 respectively at the same time.
Nos. 323[241], 325[243], 328[246] to Merseyside PTE 12/69.
Withdrawn 1954 (321-322, 338-342), 1968 (332[250], 335[253]), 1969 (324[242], 326-327[244-245], 329-331[247-249], 333-334[251-252], 336-337[254-255]).

1946

101-107

BG9221-9227

Leyland PD1

460526-27/
98-99/647/88

Massey

H30/26R

108-112

BG9228-9232

Leyland PD1

460811/40/
56/79/944

Massey

H30/26R

343-350

BG8735-8742

Guy Arab II

FD28074/113-
16/22-23/56

Park Royal

H30/26R

351-354

BG8743-8746

Guy Arab II

FD28118/39/
57-58

Northern Counties

H30/26R

Withdrawn 1957 (343-349, 353), 1959 (104, 106-110, 112, 350-352, 354), 1960 (101-103, 105, 111).

1947

113

BG9672

Leyland PD1

461632

Massey

H30/26R

114-115

BG9532-9533

Leyland PD1

461680-81

Massey

H30/26R

116-117

BG9673-9674

Leyland PD1

461635/2487

Massey

H30/26R

118

BG9676

Leyland PD1

462488

Massey

H30/26R

119

BG9675

Leyland PD1

462489

Massey

H30/26R

120

BG9536

Leyland PD1

462490

Massey

H30/26R

121

BG9535

Leyland PD1

463057

Massey

H30/26R

122

BG9531

Leyland PD1

470100

Massey

H30/26R

123

BG9534

Leyland PD1

470101

Massey

H30/26R

124

BG9678

Leyland PD1

470162

Massey

H30/26R

125

BG9677

Leyland PD1

470163

Massey

H30/26R

Withdrawn 1959 (115), 1960 (113-114, 116-120), 1961 (121-125).

1948

97

ACM194

Leyland PS1

470700

Massey

B33R

98-100

ACM107-109

Leyland PS1

470701-02/
699

Massey

B33R

126-132

ACM301-307

Leyland PD1

481530/706-
07/15-16/876-
77

Massey

H30/26R

133-145

ACM308-320

Leyland PD1

481952-57/
76-82

Massey

H30/26R

No. 97 originally registered ACM106, but was re-registered as shown when it was discovered that ACM106 had already been issued.
Withdrawn 1961 (127-138, 140), 1962 (126, 141, 144), 1963 (139, 142-143, 145), 1964 (97-100).

1949

146-160

ACM604-618

Guy Arab III

FD36034-35/
45-46/51/58-
60/69/241-46

Massey

H30/26R

161-175

ACM619-633

Daimler CVG6

15211-25

Massey

H30/26R

Withdrawn 1962 (147, 150, 153, 155, 157-159), 1963 (146, 148-149, 151-152, 154, 156, 160-163, 166-167, 170, 173), 1964 (164, 172), 1965 (165, 168-169, 171, 174-175).

1950

176-190

ABG176-190

Daimler CVG6

16959-73

Massey

H30/26R

191-196

ABG291-296

Guy Arab III

FD70166/78/
91/93-94/96

Massey

H30/26R

197-205

ABG297-305

Guy Arab III

FD70212/14/
17/20/39/45/
48-49/68

Massey

H30/26R

Withdrawn 1964 (176-179, 181, 183, 185, 187-188, 190), 1965 (182, 184, 189, 193, 195, 199-200), 1966 (180, 186, 191-192, 194, 196-198, 201-205).

1951

206-213

ABG806-813

Leyland PD2/3

504820/901/
722/900/821/
844/46-47

Leyland

H31/26R

214-225

ABG814-825

Leyland PD2/3

505906/845/
904-05/22/21/
4886/85/87/
83-84/23

Leyland

H31/26R

Withdrawn 1966 (206, 208, 218), 1967 (207, 209-217, 219-225).

1952

226-233

BCM926-933

Guy Arab III

FD71178-79/
81/83-87

East Lancs

H33/26R

234-240

BCM934-940

Guy Arab III

FD71189/91-
92/95-96/98-
99

East Lancs

H33/26R

Withdrawn 1968 (226-227, 229-233, 235-240), 1969 (228, 234).

1954

256-261

CBG556-561

Leyland PD2/12

540202-03/
17-18/301-02

Weymann

H33/26R

263-265

CBG563-565

Leyland PD2/12

540310-11/
225/312

Weymann

H33/26R

266-270

CBG566-570

Leyland PD2/12

540226/24/
45/55-56

Ashcroft

H33/26R

Nos. 256-270 to Merseyside PTE 12/69.

1955

355-361

DCM975-981

Guy Arab IV

FD72482-83/
85/87-89/91

Massey

H31/28R

362-366

DCM982-986

Leyland PD2/12

550660-64

East Lancs

H31/28R

367-371

DCM987-991

Leyland PD2/12

551028-32

Weymann

H33/26R

Nos. 355-371 to Merseyside PTE 12/69.

1956

372-377

EBG59-64

Guy Arab IV

FD73129/25/
28/18/34/36

Massey

H31/28R

378-381

EBG750-753

Guy Arab IV

FD73295/351/
71/86

Massey

H31/28R

382-386

EBG754-758

Guy Arab IV

FD73391/
94-95/97-98

East Lancs

H31/28R

Nos. 372-386 to Merseyside PTE 12/69.

1957

1-8

FCM991-998

Leyland PD2/40

571266-69/
318-21

Massey

H31/28R

Nos. 1-8 to Merseyside PTE 12/69.

1958

9-15

FBG909-915

Leyland PD2/40

571322/
67-72

Massey

H31/28R

Nos. 9-15 to Merseyside PTE 12/69.

1959

16-21

HCM516-521

Leyland PD2/40

583796/816/
25-27/99

Massey

H33/28R

22-30

HCM522-530

Leyland PD2/40

583900-03/09-
10/34-35/65

Massey

H33/28R

Nos. 16-30 to Merseyside PTE 12/69.

1960

31-37

JBG531-537

Leyland PD2/40

600615-17/
27-28/72-73

Massey

H35/28R

38-45

JBG538-545

Leyland PD2/40

600682-84/
859-62/95

Massey

H35/28R

Nos. 31-45 to Merseyside PTE 12/69.

1961

46-51

LCM446-451

Leyland PD2/40

610469-71/
510-12

East Lancs

H37/28R

52-60

LCM452-460

Leyland PD2/40

610547-50/
673-77

East Lancs

H37/28R

Nos. 46-60 to Merseyside PTE 12/69.

1962

61-68

MCM961-968

Leyland PD2/40

621305-06/
35-36/60-61/
98-99

Massey

H35/30R

69-75

MCM969-975

Leyland PD2/40

62431-33/
63-64/96-97

Massey

H35/30R

Nos. 61-75 to Merseyside PTE 12/69.

1963

76-81

OCM976-981

Leyland PD2/40

L00771-74/
800-01

Massey

H35/30R

82-90

OCM982-990

Leyland PD2/40

L00901-03/
1078-79/92-95

Massey

H35/30R

Nos. 76-90 to Merseyside PTE 12/69.

1964

91-94

RCM491-494

Leyland L2

L04465-66/
97-98

Massey

B42D

101-109

RCM501-509

Daimler CRG6LX

60604-12

Weymann

H44/33F

Nos. 91-94, 101-109 to Merseyside PTE 12/69.

1965

110-116

BBG110-16C

Leyland PD2/40

L40917-20/
1122-24

Massey

H36/30R

117-124

BBG117-24C

Leyland PD2/40

L41558-60/
83-84/730-31/
814

Massey

H36/30R

Nos. 110-124 to Merseyside PTE 12/69.

1966

125-129

DBG125-29D

Leyland PD2/40

L60361-62/
618/794-95

Massey

H36/30R

130-134

DBG130-34D

Leyland PD2/40

L61063/85/
282/390/521

Massey

H36/30R

135-139

DBG135-39D

Leyland PD2/40

L61567/739/
809/905/2066

Massey

H36/30R

Nos. 125-139 to Merseyside PTE 12/69.

1967

140-145

GCM140-45E

Leyland PD2/37

700383/579/
696/903/
1007-08

Massey

H36/30R

146-154

GCM146-54E

Leyland PD2/37

701234-35/48/
47/49/398-99/
578-79

Massey

H36/30R

Nos. 140-154 to Merseyside PTE 12/69.

1968

155-161

LCM155-61G

Leyland PDR1/1

800703-05/
832-33/47-48

Northern Counties

H44/33F

162-167

LCM162-67G

Leyland PDR1/1

800940-41/
1176-77/86-87

Northern Counties

H44/33F

Nos. 155-167 to Merseyside PTE 12/69.

1969

168-175

MBG368-75H

Leyland PDR1/2

900221-22/
73-76/371-72

Northern Counties

H44/27D

176-182

MBG376-82H

Leyland PDR1/2

900376-77/
478-79/558-60

Northern Counties

H44/27D

Nos. 168-182 to Merseyside PTE 12/69.


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