Colchester Corporation Transport

Bus Fleet List
1928-1986


Fleet No.

Reg. No.

Chassis

Chassis No.

Body

Seating

1928

1-4

VW4389-4392

Dennis G

70195-96/
203-04

Strachan & Brown

B20F

5-6

VW5125-5126

Dennis E

17446-47

Strachan & Brown

B32D

7

VW6463

Dennis E

17556

Strachan & Brown

B32D

8

VW6462

Dennis E

17561

Strachan & Brown

B32D

9

VW6464

Dennis E

17581

Strachan & Brown

B32D

10

VW6482

Dennis H

90016

Strachan & Brown

O24/24RO

11

VW6481

Dennis H

90017

Strachan & Brown

O24/24RO

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Withdrawn 1939 (10), 1940 (6), 1942 (5, 11), 1943 (4, 7-9), 1944 (1-2), 1945 (3).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

12

VW8425

Dennis H

90067

Strachan & Brown

O24/24RO

13

VW8426

Dennis E

17612

Strachan & Brown

B32D

14

VW8424

Dennis H

90066

Strachan & Brown

O24/24RO

15-16

VX3223-3224

Dennis HS

90103/07

Strachan & Brown

H24/24R

17

VX3222

Dennis HS

90105

Strachan & Brown

H24/24R

18

VX2746

Dennis EV

17846

Strachan & Brown

B32D

19

VX2745

Dennis EV

17847

Strachan & Brown

B32D

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Withdrawn 1939 (13), 1943 (14), 1944 (12, 15, 17), 1945 (16, 18-19).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

20-22

VX5551-5553

AEC Regent

661543/47/46

Short

H24/24R

23

VX5554

AEC Regal

662284

Willett

B32D

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Withdrawn 1947 (23), 1948 (21), 1949 (20, 22).

1931

24

EV3599

AEC Regal

6621104

Willett

B32D

25-26

EV3600-3601

AEC Regent

6611714-15

Ransomes

H24/24R

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Withdrawn 1947 (24), 1949 (25-26).

1936

27-29

DPU416-418

AEC Regent

6614038-40

Strachan

H24/24R

Withdrawn 1949 (27), 1952 (28-29).

1939

30-34

GVW946-950

AEC Regent

06616369-73

Massey

H26/26R

Withdrawn 1956 (33), 1957 (30-32, 34).

1942

35-36

JPU581-582

Bristol K5G

57045-46

Bristol

H30/26R

Withdrawn 1956 (35-36).

1943

37-38

JTW749-750

Guy Arab I

FD25922-23

Park Royal

H30/26R

39-40

JTW982-983

Guy Arab II

FD26116/36

Weymann

H30/26R

45

JVW242

Guy Arab II

FD26330

Park Royal

H30/26R

Withdrawn 1956 (45), 1959 (37-38, 40), 1960 (39).

1944

41-44

JVW579-582

Guy Arab II

FD26506/50/
634/29

Strachan

H30/26R

Withdrawn 1960 (41-42, 44), 1962 (43).

1945

46

KEV331

Bristol K6A

W2042

Duple

H30/26R

47

KEV624

Bristol K6A

W2020

Park Royal

H30/26R

48

KEV625

Bristol K6A

W2056

Duple

H30/26R

49

KEV738

Bristol K6A

W2021

Park Royal

H30/26R

50

KEV804

Bristol K6A

W2022

Park Royal

H30/26R

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

1947

51-54

KPU515-518

AEC Regent

06617813-16

Massey

H30/26R

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

1948

55

KPU519

Crossley DD42/3T

93840

Massey

H30/26R

Withdrawn 1967 (55).

1949

1-5

OHK429-433

Daimler CVD6

15324-28

Roberts

H30/26R

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

1951

6-7

SVW451-452

Crossley DD42/7

95338-39

Crossley

H30/26R

Withdrawn 1968 (6-7).

1952

8-9

TVX496-497

Crossley DD42/7

95901-02

Crossley

H30/26R

Withdrawn 1968 (8-9).

1953

10-12

WPU732-734

AEC Regent III

6812A108-10

Massey

H30/26R

Withdrawn 1971 (10-12).

1956

13-16

679-682HEV

AEC Regent V

D3RV140-43

Massey

H33/28R

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

17-20

1295-1298F

AEC Regent V

D3RV409-12

Massey

H33/28R

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

1959

21-23

193-195MNO

AEC Regent V

D3RV663-65

Massey

H33/28R

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

1960

24-28

9667-9671VX

Leyland PD2/31

601945-46/
83-84/2084

Massey

H33/28R

Withdrawn 1971 (24-28).

1963

29-35

MWC129-135

Leyland PD2A/31

623611-12/
765-67/698-99

Massey

H33/28R

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

1964

36-38

CWC36-38B

Leyland PD2A/30

L20809-11

Massey

H33/28R

Withdrawn 1977 (36-38).

1966

39-44

OVX139-44D

Leyland PD2A/30

L43611-13/
42-44

Massey

H33/28R

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

1967

45-47

WEV745-47F

Leyland PDR1/1

702043-45

Massey

H43/31F

Withdrawn 1980 (45-47).

1968

48-49

YWC648-49F

Leyland PDR1/1

801599-600

Massey

H43/31F

50-54

AVX50-54G

Leyland PDR1/1

802455-57/
96-97

Massey

H43/31F

55

652GVA

AEC Reliance

2U3RA4901

Plaxton

B55F

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

1

TRJ109

AEC Reliance

2MU3RV3870

Weymann

B45F

2-6

TRJ102-106

AEC Reliance

2MU3RV3863-67

Weymann

B45F

7-8

197-198GJF

AEC Reliance

4MU3RA4998-99

Marshall

B47D

9-10

ABC195-96B

AEC Reliance

4MU3RA5200-01

Marshall

B47D

11

GBC199D

AEC Reliance

4MU3RA6264

Marshall

B47D

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

24-28

SWC24-28K

Bristol RELL6L

[RELL-3-]
1738-42

ECW

B53F

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

1973

14-18

YWC14-18L

Bristol RELL6L

[RELL-3-]
1943-46/48

ECW

B53F

19-23

OWC719-23M

Bristol RELL6L

[RELL-3-]
2010-14

ECW

B53F

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

55-60

JHK495-500N

Leyland AN68/1R

7404696-97/
5020-23

ECW

H43/31F

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

1976

61-66

NNO61-66P

Leyland AN68/1R

7505427-29/
7600247-49

ECW

H43/31F

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

1977

67-76

TPU67-76R

Leyland AN68/1R

7700165/293/
323/436/41/
85/554/78/
903/16

ECW

H43/31F

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

1978

77-82

YNO77-82S

Leyland AN68A/1R

7800101/04/
235/54/404/64

ECW

H43/31F

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

1979

83-87

MEV83-87V

Leyland AN68/1R

7901363/86/
2296/99/301

ECW

H43/31F

101-102

DHK101-02T

Leyland PSU3E/4R

7804215/122

Duple

C51F

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

1980

88-90

RVW88-90W

Leyland AN68/1R

7905766/71/
74

ECW

H43/31F

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

1983

51

MVK538R

Leyland AN68/2R

7601728

Alexander

H48/34F

52

MVK546R

Leyland AN68/2R

7606994

Alexander

H48/34F

53

MVK548R

Leyland AN68/2R

7606386

Alexander

H48/34F

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

41-42

C41-42HHJ

Leyland ONLXCT/1R

ON-2002-03

ECW

H47/31F

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

1986

43-44

D43-44RWC

Leyland ONLXC/1RH

?

ECW

H47/31F

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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