Merthyr Tydfil Corporation Transport

Bus Fleet List
1924-1986


Fleet No.

Reg. No.

Chassis

Chassis No.

Body

Seating

1924

1-8

HB2238-45

Leyland A13

19968-71/
87-90

Leyland

B26?

9

HB1720

AEC 401?

?

Eastbourne Aviation?

B32?

10

HB102

AEC 30hp

?

LGOC

B20?

11

HB1695

AEC 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Withdrawn 1928 (10), 1929 (9), 1930 (11), 1935 (3-4, 6-8), 1936 (5), 1937 (1-2).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

12

HB2652

Thornycroft A1

?

Norman

B16F

13

L9029

AEC YC

13521

?

B35?

14

HB2258

Thornycroft BT

?

Norman

B26?

15

LY8443

AEC 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Withdrawn 1929 (12, 14), 1930 (13, 15).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

16

NB3194

AEC Y

?

?

B30?

17-18

HB3082-83

Leyland LSC1

45965-66

Leyland

B29F

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Withdrawn 1930 (16), 1940 (17), 1943 (18).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

19

HB3278

Leyland PLSC1

47204

Leyland

B29D

Withdrawn 1941 (19).

1929

20-21

HB3474-75

Bristol BGW

B404-05

Bristol

B32R

22

HB3127

Thornycroft A2

14723

?

B20?

-

HB2940

Thornycroft A2

?

?

B20?

-

HB3081

Thornycroft SB

14743

?

B26?

-

HB3126

Thornycroft A2

14717

?

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Withdrawn 1929 (HB2940, HB3126), 1935 (HB3081[9], 22[10]), 1939 (20-21).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

22-23

HB3589-90

Bristol B

B601-02

Bristol

B32D

24

HB3649

Bristol B

B606

Bristol

B32D

25

HB3569

Bristol B

B600

Bristol

B32D

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Withdrawn 1939 (22, 25[12]), 1943 (24[11]), 1944 (23).

1931

13-16

HB3820-23

Leyland LT2

51341-44

Leyland

B32D

Withdrawn 1939 (14, 16), 1943 (15), 1944 (13).

1935

4-5

HB4865-66

Dennis Lancet

171007-08

Dennis

B32R

6-7

HB4912-13

Dennis Lancet

171038/36

Dennis

B32R

8-9

HB4891-92

Dennis Lancet

171023/21

Dennis

B32R

10

HB4833

Dennis Ace

200400

Dennis

B20F

Withdrawn unknown (4-5), 1944 (6), 1945 (7, 9, 10), 1946 (8).

1936

3

UH2193

Dennis E

17185

Dodson or Lewis

B32D

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Withdrawn 1943 (3).

1937

1

HB5414

Dennis Ace

200565

Park Royal

B20F

24-26

HB5415-17

Dennis Lancet 2

175345-47

Dennis

B36R

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Withdrawn 1946 (1), 1948 (24-26).

1938

2

HB5418

Dennis Lance 2

126186

Park Royal

L27/26R

Withdrawn 1943 (2).

1939

27-31

HB5875-79

Bristol K5G

53082/80/
83-84/81

Northern Coachbuilders

H30/26R

32

HB5880

Bristol K5G

53085

Northern Coachbuilders

L27/26R

33-35

HB5881-83

Bristol L5G

50100/099/
98

Northern Coachbuilders

B36R

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

1942

2-3

HB5952-53

Bedford OWB

8877, 9181

Duple

B32F

11

HB5954

Bedford OWB

9191

Duple

B32F

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

1943

14-15

HB5977-78

Daimler CWA6

11424-25

Duple

L27/28R

16

HB5979

Daimler CWA6

11450

Duple

H30/26R

17-18

HB5980-81

Daimler CWA6

11429/28

Weymann

H30/26R

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

12-13

HB6002-03

Bedford OWB

17750/61

Duple

B32F

19

HB5983

Daimler CWA6

11548

Duple

H30/26R

20

HB5998

Daimler CWA6

11650

Park Royal

L27/26R

21-23

HB5999-01

Daimler CWA6

11769-71

Duple

L27/28R

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

36-37

HB6014-15

Bristol K6A

W1017-18

Park Royal

H30/26R

38-39

HB6018-19

Bristol K6A

W1107-08

Park Royal

H30/26R

40-41

HB6016-17

Bristol K6A

W1143-44

Park Royal

H30/26R

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

1946

42-46

HB6182-86

Bristol K6A

W3124-28

Duple

H30/26R

Withdrawn 1965 (42-46).

1947

1

HB6260

Bristol L5G

61094

ECW

B35R

6

HB6261

Bristol L5G

61095

ECW

B35R

7-9

HB6263-65

Bristol K6G

62063-64/70

Massey

H30/26R

10

HB6262

Bristol L5G

61114

ECW

B35R

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

1948

4-5

HB6642-43

Bristol K6G

66114-15

Davies

H30/26R

24-26

HB6585-87

Bristol K6G

64178/
6034-35

Duple

H30/26R

47-52

HB6579-84

Foden PVD6

27236/6654/
7228/16/
32/18

Welsh Metal Industries

H30/26R

53-54

HB6595-96

Bristol K6G

66032/4135

Davies

H30/26R

55-59

HB6637-41

Bristol K6G

64136/77/
6063/4134/
79

Davies

H30/26R

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

60

HB7145

Dennis Lancet

902J3

Davies

B35R

61-64

HB7162-65

Dennis Lancet

903-906J3

Davies

B35R

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

1952

65

HB7272

Dennis Lance

145K3

Davies

H30/26RD

66

HB7288

Dennis Lance

146K3

Davies

H30/26RD

67

HB7298

Dennis Lance

148K3

Davies

H30/26RD

68

HB7301

Dennis Lance

147K3

Davies

H30/26RD

69

HB7304

Dennis Lance

149K3

Davies

H30/26RD

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

1

HB8029

Bedford CAV

24126

Dormobile

M11

70

TTC170

Leyland PD2/12

532556

Leyland

H30/26R

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

71-72

HB8335-36

Leyland PD2/12

550083/80

Davies

H32/28R

76-82

GFJ48-54

Daimler CWA6

11932-35/
41/
12012-13

Duple

H30/26R

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

2

HB8651

Bedford CAV

50268

Dormobile

M11

73-74

HB8337-38

Leyland PD2/12

550081/84

Longwell Green

H32/28R

75

HB8339

Leyland PD2/12

550082

Longwell Green

H30/26R

83-87

HB8798-02

Leyland PD2/12

560205-09

Park Royal

H33/28R

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

100

964DTJ

Leyland PSUC1/1

577519

Weymann

B44F

101-103

HB9837-39

Leyland PD3/4

581291-93

East Lancs

H41/32R

104-105

HB9840-41

Leyland PD3/4

581294-95

East Lancs

H41/32RD

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

1959

3

AHB212

Ford 402E

400E18225

Kenex

M11

Withdrawn 1968 (3).

1960

106-113

BHB306-13

Leyland PD3/4

600953-56/
1094-95/
102-03

East Lancs

H41/32R

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

1961

4

CHB327

Commer 1500LBD

017142

Marshall

M11

114-121

CHB114-21

Leyland PD3/4

610993-94/
1028-30/
115-17/

East Lancs

H41/32R

122-131

EO8890-99

Leyland PD2/3

483943-46/
94-97/
4551-52

Park Royal

H30/26R

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

132-135

AHB132-35B

Leyland PD3/4

L04114-17

East Lancs

H41/32F

136

AHB136B

Leyland L1

L04163

East Lancs

B45F

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

1965

137-138

BHB337-38C

Leyland L1

L40890-91

East Lancs

B45F

139-141

BHB339-41C

Leyland PD3/4

L40755-57

East Lancs

H41/32F

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

1966

142-146

CHB407-11D

Leyland PD3/4

L60635/
2053/
742/846-47

East Lancs

H41/32F

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

1967

147-152

DHB147-52F

Leyland PSU4/2R

701873-74/
2511-12/
1970/3571

East Lancs

B42D

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

1968

153-156

DHB153-56F

Leyland PSU4/2R

703572/847-
48/800433

East Lancs

B42D

157-162

EHB257-62G

Leyland PSU4A/2R

802727-29/
43-45

East Lancs

B42D

163-168

EHB263-68G

Leyland PSU3A/2R

802831-32/
952/3087-89

East Lancs

B51D

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

1969

169-173

FHB169-73G

Leyland PSU4A/2R

902222-26

East Lancs

B43F

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

1971

174-179

GHB174-79J

Leyland PSU3A/2R

7004536-38/
673-75

East Lancs

B51F

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

1972

180-185

HHB180-85K

Leyland PSU3B/2R

7104447-49/
563-65

East Lancs

B51F

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

1973

186-187

KHB186-87L

Metro-Scania BR111MH

542062-63

Metro-Cammell

B44F

188

NHB188M

Bristol RESL6G

RESL8/400

ECW

B47F

189

NHB289M

Bristol RESL6G

RESL8/401

ECW

B47F

190-191

NHB190-91M

Bristol RESL6G

RESL8/402-03

ECW

B47F

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

1974

192-193

NHB892-93M

Leyland National 10351/1R

01310-11

Leyland

B41F

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

1975

194-198

HTX725-29N

Leyland National 11351/1R

02153-57

Leyland

B49F

199-202

KDW706-09P

Bristol RESL6L

[RESL8-]
436-39

East Lancs

B47F

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

1976

203-207

NTX360-64R

Leyland PSU3C/2R

7604063/
3822/71/
4168/312

Willowbrook

B51F

208

ODW117R

Leyland PSU3C/2R

7650000

Willowbrook

B51F

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

1978

209-214

WWO637-42T

Leyland National 11351A/1R

05567-69/
71-73

Leyland

B49F

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

1979

215-220

CKG215-20V

Dennis Dominator

[SD116/]
185-87/90/88/
89

Marshall

B50F

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

1980

221-226

GHB221-26V

Leyland National 2
NL106L11/1R

07148-50/
55-57

Leyland

B41F

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

1981

227-231

JUH227-31W

Leyland PSU4F/2R

8031213/
193/228/
90/316

Duple

B47F

232

JWO232W

Leyland National NL116L11/1R

07106

Leyland

DP44F

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

 

1982

233

OWO233Y

Leyland PSU3G/2R

?

Duple

B51F

234-235

OWO234-35Y

Leyland PSU3G/2R

?

Duple

DP49F

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

236-237

SDW236-37Y

Dennis Lancet

SD512/126-27

Wadham Stringer

DP33F

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

1984

238

TMB879R

Leyland PSU4D/2R

7603912

Duple

B47F

239

TMB877R

Leyland PSU4D/2R

7603819

Duple

B47F

240

YPL75T

AEC Reliance

?

Duple

C53F

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

241

TMB878R

Leyland PSU4D/2R

7603910

Duple

B47F

242

DTG365V

Leyland PSU3E/4R

?

Duple

C51F

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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