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Trolley Bus fleet list
 

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The progress of the Troley fleet:-
Dates Details Fleet
Strength
Notes
May 1933 Initial fleet (68 - 71) 4  
June - July 1934 12 Sunbeams delivered (72 - 83) 16  
October 1934 6 Sunbeams delivered (84 - 89) 22  
February - June 1935 36 Sunbeams delivered (90 - 125) 58  
August - December 1935 24 Sunbeams delivered (126 - 149) 82  
December 1935 - March 1936 24 Sunbeams delivered (150 - 173) 106  
During 1936 2 AEC Buses converted (69 - 70) 104  
January 1942 I single deck bus sold (71) 103 (a)
July - November 1950 24 BUT Buses received (200 - 223) 127  
May 1952 18 Sunbeams scrapped (68/74/78/94/98/102/103/104/107/108/110/113/120/124/126/133/151/169) 109  
July 1953 6 Sunbeams scrapped (72/73/75/76/77/79) 103  
March 1958 10 Sunbeams scrapped (80-83/111/114/127/128/138/148) 93  
July 1958 - January 1959 20 Sunbeams recieved (258 - 277) 113  
January 1959 20 Sunbeams scrapped (87/89/91/92/109/118/123/134/140/145-6/150/152-155/158/164/166/173) 93  
February - March 1959 7 BUT buses ex Brighton (288 - 294) 100  
July - September 1959 10 Sunbeams recieved (278 - 287) 110  
December 1959 20 Sunbeams scrapped (95/96/100/115/116/122/125/130/135-7/139/142-3/149/156/161/165/171-2) 90  
December 1961 7 Sunbeams scrapped (90/119/121/144/147/159/167) 83  
August - October 1962 9 Sunbeams buses recieved (295-303) 92  
December 1962 9 Sunbeams scrapped (86/97/129/131-2/162-3/168/170) 83  
October 1963 6 Sunbeams scrapped (84/88/93/99/105/141) 77 (b)
March 1964 4 Sunbeams scrapped (85/101/106/117) 73  
October 1965 3 Sunbeams scrapped (112/157/160) 63 (c)
December 1966 24 BUTs scrapped (234-257) 39 (d)
April 1969 Last trolley service 19th April 1969, 2 Sunbeams passed to BPTA for preservation (297/301). (301) passed to Dublin Transport Museum for preservation    
Notes:-
(a) From 1942 to 1950 the fleet consisted entirely of Sunbeam MS2s, thirty of which were loaned to other systems.
(b) No. 99 was preserved by the Reading Transport Society
(c) As open top No. 202, No. 112 was preserved by the National Trolleybus Association
(d) In 1967 the fleet comprised :-
    29    Sunbeam MF2Bs (268 - 287, 295 - 303) in service
    10   Sunbeam MF2Bs (258 - 267) in reserve
    39    Total


Fleet lists
Fleet
No.
Reg.No. Type Comments
68 LJ7701 Sunbeam MS2 / Weymann New 10/5/33, sold 5/52. (experimental prototype)
69 LJ7702 AEC 633T / English Electric New 20/5/33, ??
70 LJ7703 AEC 661T / English Electric New 11/5/33, ??
71 LJ7704 Thornycroft / Brush (Single deck) New 11/5/33, sold to Derry & Co. 1/42, sent to South Shields.
72 AEL400 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 8/6/34,  sold 7/53.
73 AEL401 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 13/6/34, sold 7/53.
74 AEL402 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 15/6/34, sold 5/52.
75 AEL403 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 17/6/34, sold 7/53.
76 AEL404 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 20/6/34, sold 7/53.
77 AEL405 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 20/6/34, sold 7/53.
78 AEL406 Sunbeam MS2 / English Electric (6 wheel) New 14/6/34, sold 5/52.
79 AEL407 Sunbeam MS2 / English Electric (6 wheel) New 1/7/34, sold 7/53.
80 AEL408 Sunbeam MS2 / English Electricl (6 wheel) New 3/7/34, sold 3/58.
81 AEL409 Sunbeam MS2 / English Electric (6 wheel) New 20/7/34, sold 3/58.
82 AEL410 Sunbeam MS2 / English Electric (6 wheel) New 22/7/34, sold 3/58.
83 AEL411 Sunbeam MS2 / English Electricl (6 wheel) New 24/7/34, sold 3/58.
84 ALJ60 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 2/10/34, sold 10/63.
85 ALJ61 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 18/10/34, sold 3/64.
86 ALJ62 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 7/10/34, sold 1/63.
87 ALJ63 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 9/1034, sold 1/59.
88 ALJ64 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 11/10/34, sold 10/63.
89 ALJ65 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 13/10/34, sold 1/59.
90 ALJ964 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 11/2/35, sold 12/61.
91 ALJ965 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 13/2/35, sold 1/59.
92 ALJ966 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 15/2/35, sold 1/59.
93 ALJ967 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 18/2/35, sold 10/63.
94 ALJ968 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 20/2/35, sold 5/52.
95 ALJ969 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 22/2/35, sold 12/59.
96 ALJ970 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 25/2/35, sold 12/59.
97 ALJ971 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 27/2/35, sold 1/63.
98 ALJ972 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 1/3/35, sold 5/52.
99 ALJ973 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 4/3/35, (renumbered 212 in 1958), to Reading Transport society 11/63, now at Sandtoft Transport Centre, Doncaster.
100 ALJ974 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 6/3/35, sold 3/64.
101 ALJ975 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 8/3/35, (renumbered 213 in 1958), sold 5/52.
102 ALJ976 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 11/3/35, sold 5/52.
103 ALJ977 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 13/3/35, sold 5/52.
104 ALJ978 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 15/3/35, sold 5/52.
105 ALJ979 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 18/3/35, (renumbered 214 in 1958), sold 10/63.
106 ALJ980 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 20/3/35, (renumbered 215 in 1958), sold 3/64.
107 ALJ981 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 20/3/35, sold 5/52.
108 ALJ982 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 25/3/35, sold 5/52.
109 ALJ983 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 27/3/35, sold 1/59.
110 ALJ984 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 29/3/35, sold 5/52.
111 ALJ985 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 1/4/35, sold 3/58.
112 ALJ986 Sunbeam MS2 / Weymann New 3/4/35, (renumbered 202 in 1958 and converted to open top 7/58), to National Trolleybus Association, Wolverhampton in 1965, on loan to Bournemouth Museums Dept. in 1987.
113 ALJ987 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 5/4/35, sold 5/52.
114 ALJ988 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 8/4/35, sold 3/58.
115 ALJ989 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 11/4/35, sold 12/59.
116 ALJ990 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 26/4/35, sold 12/59.
117 ALJ991 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 29/4/35, (renumbered 216 in 1958), sold 3/64.
118 ALJ992 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 1/5/35, sold 1/59.
119 ALJ993 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 3/5/35, (renumbered 217 in 1958), sold 12/61.
120 ALJ994 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 8/5/35, sold 5/52.
121 ALJ995 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 13/5/35, (renumbered 218 in 1958), sold 12/61.
122 ALJ996 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 15/5/35, sold 12/59.
123 ALJ997 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 17/5/35, sold 1/59.
124 ALJ998 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 20/5/35, sold 5/52.
125 ALJ999 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal New 18/6/35, sold 12/59.
126 BEL811 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 8/8/35, sold 5/52.
127 BEL812 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 10/8/35, sold 3/58.
128 BEL813 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 13/8/35, sold 3/58.
129 BEL814 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 15/8/35, (renumbered 219 in 1958), sold 1/63.
130 BEL815 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 17/8/35, (renumbered 220 in 1958), sold 12/59.
131 BEL816 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 20/8/35, (renumbered 221 in 1958), sold 1/63.
132 BEL817 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 22/8/35, (renumbered 222 in 1958), sold 1/63.
133 BEL818 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 26/8/35, sold 5/52.
134 BEL819 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 28/8/35, sold 1/59.
135 BEL820 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 30/8/35, sold 12/59.
136 BEL821 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 3/9/35, sold 12/59.
137 BEL822 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 5/9/35, (renumbered 223 in 1958), sold 12/59.
138 BEL823 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 15/1035, sold 3/58.
139 BEL824 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 17/10/35, sold 12/59.
140 BEL825 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 19/10/35, sold 1/59.
141 BEL826 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 22/10/35, (renumbered 224 in 1958), sold 10/63.
142 BEL827 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 24/10/35, sold 12/59.
143 BEL828 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 5/12/35, sold 12/59.
144 BEL829 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 26/10/35, (renumbered 225 in 1958), sold 12/61.
145 BEL830 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 4/12/35, sold 1/59.1/59.
146 BEL831 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 7/12/35, sold 1/59.
147 BEL832 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 9/12/35, (renumbered 226 in 1958), sold 12/61.
148 BEL833 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 11/12/35, sold 3/58.
149 BEL834 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 14/12/35, sold 12/59.
150 BRU1 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 17/12/35, sold 1/59.
151 BRU2 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 19/12/35, sold 5/52.
152 BRU3 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 21/12/35, sold 1/59.
153 BRU4 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 7/1/36, sold 1/59.
154 BRU5 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 8/1/36, sold 1/59.
155 BRU6 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 10/1/36, sold 1/59.
156 BRU7 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 13/1/36, sold 12/59.
157 BRU8 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 20/1/36, sold 11/65. (converted to open-top 5/58)
158 BRU9 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 22/1/36, sold 1/59.
159 BRU10 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 24/1/36, sold 12/61.
160 BRU11 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 25/1/36, (renumbered 201 in 1958 and converted to open top 4/58) sold 11/65.
161 BRU12 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 27/1/36, sold 12/59.
162 BRU13 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 14/2/36, sold 1/63.
163 BRU14 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 22/2/36, sold 1/63.
164 BRU15 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 15/2/36, sold 1/59.
165 BRU16 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 18/2/36, sold 12/59.
166 BRU17 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 20/2/36, sold 1/59.
Fleet
No.
Reg.No. Type Comments
167 BRU18 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 25/2/36, sold 12/61.
168 BRU19 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 27/2/36, sold 1/63.
169 BRU20 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 29/2/36, sold 5/52.
170 BRU21 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 4/3/36, sold 1/63.
171 BRU22 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 6/3/36, sold 12/59.
172 BRU23 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 11/3/36, sold 12/59.
173 BRU24 Sunbeam MS2 / Park Royal (6 wheel) New 13/3/36, sold 1/59.
200 KLJ334 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann  New 23/8/50 (renumbered 234 in 1958 and converted to open top ) sold 12/66.
201 KLJ335 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 23/7/50 (renumbered 235 in 1958) sold 12/66.
202 KLJ336 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 21/7/50 (renumbered 236 in 1958) sold 12/66. 
203 KLJ337 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 8/7/50 (renumbered 237 in 1958) sold 12/66.
204 KLJ338 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 25/8/50 (renumbered 238 in 1958) sold 12/66.
205 KLJ339 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 25/7/50 (renumbered 239 in 1958) sold 12/66.
206 KLJ340 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 21/8/50 (renumbered 240 in 1958) sold 12/66.
207 KLJ341 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 28/7/50 (renumbered 241 in 1958) sold 12/66.
208 KLJ342 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 30/8/50 (renumbered 242 in 1958) sold 12/66.
209 KLJ343 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 7/9/50 (renumbered 243 in 1958) sold 12/66.
210 KLJ344 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 12/9/50 (renumbered 244 in 1958) sold 12/66.
211 KLJ345 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 14/9/50 (renumbered 245 in 1958) sold 12/66.
212 KLJ346 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 19/10/50 (renumbered 246 in 1958), to private preservation 9/66, to BPTA 9/71
213 KLJ347 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 25/9/50 (renumbered 247 in 1958) sold 12/66.
214 KLJ348 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 22/9/50 (renumbered 248 in 1958) sold 12/66.
215 KLJ349 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 6/10/50 (renumbered 249 in 1958) sold 12/66.
216 KLJ350 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 4/10/50 (renumbered 250 in 1958) sold 12/66.
217 KLJ351 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 13/10/50 (renumbered 251 in 1958) sold 12/66.
218 KLJ352 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 6/12/50 (renumbered 252 in 1958) sold 12/66.
219 KLJ353 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 10/10/50 (renumbered 253 in 1958) sold 12/66.
220 KLJ354 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 14/11/50 (renumbered 254 in 1958) sold 12/66.
221 KLJ355 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 26/10/50 (renumbered 255 in 1958) sold 12/66.
222 KLJ356 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 8/11/50 (renumbered 256 in 1958) sold 12/66.
223 KLJ357 B.U.T. 9641T / Weymann New 10/11/50 (renumbered 257 in 1958) sold 12/66.
258 WRU258 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 28/7/58, still there 5/67, now gone.
259 WRU259 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 29/7/58,  still there 5/67, now gone.
260 WRU260 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 13/10/58,  still there 5/67, now gone.
261 WRU261 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 5/8/58,  still there 5/67, now gone.
262 WRU262 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 1/8/58,  still there 5/67, now gone.
263 WRU263 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 7/8/58,  still there 5/67, now gone.
264 WRU264 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 11/8/58,  still there 5/67, now gone.
265 WRU265 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 29/8/58,  still there 5/67, now gone.
266 WRU266 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 3/9/58,  still there 5/67, now gone.
267 WRU267 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 9/9/58,  still there 5/67, now gone.
268 WRU268 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 18/9/58,  still there 5/67, now gone.
269 WRU269 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 15/9/58,  still there 5/67, now gone.
270 WRU270 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 8/10/58,  still there 5/67, now gone.
271 WRU271 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 1610//58,  still there 5/67, now gone.
272 WRU272 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 15/12/58,  still there 5/67, now gone.
273 WRU273 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 4/11/58,  still there 5/67, now gone.
274 WRU274 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 13/11/58,  still there 5/67, now gone.
275 WRU275 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 3/12/58,  still there 5/67, now gone.
276 WRU276 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 25/11/58,  still there 5/67, now gone.
277 WRU277 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 7/1/59,  still there 5/67, now gone.
278 YLJ278 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 15/9/59,  still there 5/67, now gone.
279 YLJ279 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 21/9/59, still there 5/67, now gone.
280 YLJ280 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 7/9/59, still there 5/67, now gone.
281 YLJ281 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 7/8/59, still there 5/67, now gone.
282 YLJ282 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 27/8/59, still there 5/67, now gone.
283 YLJ283 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 12/7/59, still there 5/67, now gone.
284 YLJ284 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 12/9/59, still there 5/67, now gone.
285 YLJ285 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 2/9/59, still there 5/67, now gone.
286 YLJ286 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 16/7/59, the last service trolleybus in 1969, to the London Trolleybus Preservation Society and operated at their Carlton Colville Museum.
287 YLJ287 Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 23/7/59, still there 5/67, now gone.
288 HUF45 B.U.T. / Weymann H30/26R New in 1947, ex Brighton Corporation 28/2/59, sold 11/65.
289 HUF46 B.U.T. / Weymann H30/26R New in 1947, ex Brighton Corporation 24/2/59, sold 11/65.
290 HUF47 B.U.T. / Weymann H30/26R New in 1947, ex Brighton Corporation 21/2/59, sold 11/65.
291 HUF48 B.U.T. / Weymann H30/26R New in 1947, ex Brighton Corporation 19/9/59, sold 11/65.
292 DNJ992 B.U.T. / Weymann H30/26R New in 1948, ex Brighton Hove & District 10/3/59, sold 11/65.
293 DNJ993 B.U.T. / Weymann H30/26R New in 1948, ex Brighton Hove & District 4/3/59, sold 11/65.
294 DNJ994 B.U.T. / Weymann H30/26R New in 1948, ex Brighton Hove & District 7/3/59, sold 11/65.
295 295LJ Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 26/9/62, still there 5/67, withdrawn in 1969.
296 296LJ Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 16/7/62, still there 5/67, withdrawn in 1969.
297 297LJ Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 18/8/62, withdrawn 1969, to BPTA 12/71
298 298LJ Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 17/9/62, still there 5/67, withdrawn in 1969.
299 299LJ Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 24/9/62, withdrawn 1969, to Irish Transport Museum Society, Dublin Transport Museum.
300 300LJ Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 31/8/62, withdrawn in 1969.
301 301LJ Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 12/10/62, to BPTA 7/69  (the last trolleybus built for a British operator)
302 302LJ Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 5/10/62, withdrawn in 1969.
303 303LJ Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann 4 wheel New 24/8/62, withdrawn in 1969.

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301LJ at Didcot in 1986

301LJ (301) Sunbeam MF2B / Weymann

Seen at Didcot in 1986
(From the Colin Parker Collection)



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