Bradford City Transport

Trolleybus Fleet List
1911-1972


Fleet No.

Reg. No.

Chassis

Chassis No.

Body

Seating

1911

240-241

-

Alldays & Onions*

-

Hurst Nelson

B28R

*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Withdrawn 1914 (240[501]-241[502]).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

503

AK9629

BCT/Brown*

-

BCT

B29R

*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Withdrawn 1924.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

504-506

AK9635-9637

BCT/Brown*

-

BCT

B29R

507-509

AK9632-9634

BCT/Brown*

-

BCT

B29R

510

AK9628

BCT/Brown*

-

BCT

B29R

511-512

AK9630-9631

BCT/Brown*

-

BCT

B29R

513-515

AK9625-9627

BCT/Brown*

-

BCT

B29R

516-518

AK9622-9624

BCT/Brown*

-

BCT

B29R

*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Withdrawn 1923 (513, 516-518), 1924 (504), 1928 (505-509, 514), 1929 (510-512, 515).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

519

AK9639

BCT/Brown*

-

BCT

B30R

520

AK9621

BCT/Brown*

-

BCT

B30R

*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Withdrawn 1923 (519-520).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

521

AK9638

BCT/Kirkstall Forge*

-

BCT

H26/25RO

* 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Withdrawn 1928.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

522

AK9963

BCT/Kirkstall Forge*

-

BCT

H33/24RO

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Withdrawn 1927.

1923

523-528

KU1161-1166

BCT/Kirkstall Forge*

-

BCT

B30F

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Withdrawn 1930 (523-525), 1931 (526-528).

1926

529-531

KU9104-9106

ADC 607

607002/3/5

Strachan & Brown

B37C

532-534

KU9101-9103

Garrett O

297-299

Roe

B37C

535

RT1345

Garrett O

262

Strachan & Brown

B35C

540

KW200

ADC 607

607004

Strachan & Brown

B37C

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Withdrawn 1934 (534), 1935 (532, 533, 535), 1937 (529), 1938 (530, 531, 540).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

536

UM1755

Garrett S

261

Roe

B37C

537-539

KW204-206

Garrett O

325-327

Roe

B30F

541-543

KW201-203

ADC 605

605001-03

Strachan & Brown

B30F

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Withdrawn 1931 (536), 1933 (539), 1934 (537, 538), 1938 (541-543).

1928

544-548

KW2601-2605

Leyland PLTB1

46287/86/89/
88/90

Leyland

B36C

549-553

KW2606-2610

Leyland PLTB1

46292/94/93/
95/91

Leyland

B36C

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

1929

554-559

KW4600-4605

Leyland PLTB2

47679-81/84/
83/82

Leyland

B36C

560

CK3898

Leyland LTTB1

6001

Leyland

B31C

561-569

KW6051-6059

English Electric

1001-04/06/
05/08/07/09

English Electric

B34F

572-573

KW6062-6063

English Electric

101/05

English Electric

H30/26R

577

KW6067

English Electric

107

English Electric

H30/26R

578-581

KW6654-6657

English Electric

103/02/04/06

English Electric

H30/26R

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

570-571

KW6060-6061

English Electric

1011/10

English Electric

B34F

574-576

KW6064-6066

English Electric

108-110

English Electric

H30/26R

582-583

KW6658-6659

English Electric

111/12

English Electric

H30/26R

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

1931

584-589

KW9453-9458

English Electric

142-47

English Electric

H30/26R

590-595

KW9459-9464

English Electric

152/51/53/48/
50/49

English Electric

H30/26R

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

1932

596

KY1360

English Electric

113

English Electric

H30/26R

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

1934

597-602

KY8200-8205

AEC 661T

661T033/44/
46/38/40/39

English Electric

H32/28R

603-608

KY8206-8211

AEC 661T

661T052/35/
37/47/36/50

English Electric

H32/28R

609-614

KY8212-8217

AEC 661T

661T051/43/
34/45/48/42

English Electric

H32/28R

615-617

KY8218-8220

AEC 661T

661T041/49/
53

English Electric

H32/28R

633

KY6210

AEC Q

761T001

English Electric

H33/30F

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

618-625

AAK420-427

AEC 661T

661T054/58/
55/57/59/56/
61/62

English Electric

H32/26R

626-632

AAK428-434

AEC 661T

661T65/60/
64/66/63/
67/68

English Electric

H32/26R

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

634

BAK934

AEC 661T

661T187

English Electric

H32/26R

Withdrawn 1965.

1938

661-676

CAK661-676

AEC 661T

661T239-54

English Electric

H30/26R

680-691

CAK680-691

Karrier E4

30036-47

Weymann

H30/26R

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

692

DKU692

Karrier E4

30050

Weymann

H30/26R

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

1942

693-699

DKW993-999

Sunbeam MF2

13087-93

Weymann

H30/26R

700-702

DKY2-4

Sunbeam MF2

13094-96

Weymann

H30/26R

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

703-714

DKY703-714

Karrier W

50170-81

Roe

H30/26R

715-719

DKY715-719

Karrier W

50236-40

Park Royal

H30/26R

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

720-733

DKY720-733

Karrier W

50241-54

Park Royal

H30/26R

734-739

DKY734-739

Karrier W

50255-60

Roe

H30/26R

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

740-751

EKU740-751

BUT 9611T

9611T009-20

Roe

H31/25R

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

752-753

FKU752-753

BUT 9611T

9611T108-09

Weymann

H30/26R

755

FKU755

BUT 9611T

9611T111

Weymann

H30/26R

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

1951

754

FKU754

BUT 9611T

9611T110

Weymann

H30/26R

756-759

FKU756-759

BUT 9611T

9611T112-15

Weymann

H30/26R

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

1953

580-586

DRB616-622

AEC 661T

661T198/99/
209-213

Weymann

H30/26R

587-591

HNU826-830

AEC 661T

661T377/76/
79/78/73

Weymann

H30/26R

592-596

HNU970-974

AEC 661T

661T380/74/
81/75/82

Weymann

H30/26R

760-774

NNU224-238

BUT 9611T

9611T116-30

Weymann

H30/26R

775-776

CXB530-531

Karrier W

50127-28

East Lancs

H35/28RD

777-778

CBX600-601

Karrier W

50125-26

East Lancs

H35/28RD

779-784

CBX909-914

Karrier W

50287-89/
91/90/92

East Lancs

H35/28RD

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

T403

GHN403

Karrier W

50002

Brush

B33C

T404

GHN404

Karrier W

50003

Brush

B33C

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.

-

GHN322

Karrier E4S

30052

East Lancs

B32C

-

GHN401-402

Karrier W

50006/01

Brush

B33C

-

GHN405-408

Karrier W

50004-5/07-8

Brush

B33C

-

GHN561-562

Karrier W

50075-76

Brush

B33C

-

GHN565/568

Karrier W

50079/82

Brush

B33C

-

GHN572

Karrier W

50104

Brush

B33C

-

GHN573/576

Karrier W

50105/08

Brush

B33C

1957

786-787

GHN563-564

Karrier W

50077-78

Brush

B33C

788

GHN566

Karrier W

50080

Brush

B33C

789-791

GHN569-571

Karrier W

50101-103

Brush

B33C

792-793

GHN574-575

Karrier W

50106-107

Brush

B33C

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

794-801

BDJ82-89

BUT 9611T

9611T001-08

East Lancs/Roe

H35/28R

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

802-803

HUF49-50

BUT 9611T

9611T031-32

Weymann

H33/26R

804-805

BDY804-805

Sunbeam W

50285-86

Park Royal

H30/26R

806-813

BDY796-803

Sunbeam W

50277-84

Park Royal

H30/26R

814

BDY820

Sunbeam W

50446

Weymann

H30/26R

815

BDY815

Sunbeam W

50441

Weymann

H30/26R

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

831-835

LHN781-785

BUT 9611T

9611T022-26

East Lancs

H30/26R

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.

-

LHN780

BUT 9611T

9611T021

East Lancs

H30/26R

820-821

FTJ400-401

Sunbeam W

50325/24

Roe

H30/26R

822-825

AEE22-25

Karrier W

50336-39

Roe

H31/25R

827

AEE27

Karrier W

50341

Roe

H31/25R

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

841-844

FWX911-914

Sunbeam F4

50564-67

East Lancs

H37/29F

845-847

JWW375-377

Sunbeam F4

50729-31

East Lancs

H37/29F

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.

-

FWX915-917

Sunbeam F4

50568-70

-

-

-

FWX919-920

Sunbeam F4

50572-73

-

-

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.

124-127

BHJ194-197

AEC 661T

661T337-40

Strachan

H30/26R


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