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The British Trolleybus Society's Preserved Fleet

Some of the BTS Fleet on DisplayThe BTS owns 13 trolleybuses, one motorbus and a horse-drawn tower wagon.

The photograph shows a line up of six of our vehicles at Sandtoft, details of these and the rest of our fleet can be found by clicking on the vehicle's photograph in the table below.

Within the information about each of our vehicles you will find a summary of its technical specification, where and when it operated, and its current restoration status.

Trolleybuses

Aachen 22

Aachen 22

Henschel 562E-SSW with Ludewig RB61T bodywork built in 1956

Awaiting Restoration.

Bournemouth 99

Sunbeam MS2 with Park Royal H56D bodywork built in 1935

Although restored and operable from 2003, 99 was taken out of service after the Southern Trolleybus Event in May 2007 for some further restoration work to be done. There are some photographs of 99's restoration here.

Bournemouth 301

Bournemouth 301

Sunbeam MF2B with Weymann H65D bodywork built 1962

Restored

Cardiff 203

Cardiff 203

AEC 664T with Northern Counties H70R bodywork built in 1942

Fully Restored.

Glasgow TB78

Glasgow TB78

BUT 9613T with Crossley H71R bodywork built in 1958

Fully Restored

Huddersfield 631

Huddersfield 631

Sunbeam S7 with East Lancs H72R bodywork built in 1959

Restored at Thamesdown Transport in Swindon.

London 1812

London 1812

BUT 9614T (Q1) with MCW H70R bodywork built in 1948

Fully Restored. Currently stored in Reading pending a mechanical overhaul. Due to return to Sandtoft in 2021.

Manchester 1344

Manchester 1344

B.U.T 9612T with Burlingham bodywork built in 1955

Fully Restored

Mexborough & Swinton 34

Mexborough & Swinton 34

Garrett ‘O’ with Garrett BxxC bodywork built in 1927

Awaiting Restoration

Reading 113

Reading 113

AEC 661T with Park Royal H56R bodywork built late 1938

Fully Restored

South Shields 204

South Shields 204

Karrier F4 with Weymann H55R bodywork built in 1937

Fully Restored, You can view some photographs of 204's restoration here.

Walsall 342

Walsall 342

Sunbeam F4 with Brush H65R bodywork built in 1951

Currently stored near Sandtoft awaiting restoration.

Walsall 872

Walsall 872

Sunbeam F4A with Willowbrook H70RD bodywork built in 1956

The bodywork was restored by Thamesdown Transport in Swindon and 872 re-entered service at Sandtoft in 2017.

Other Vehicles

Reading 47 Motorbus

Reading 47 Motorbus

AEC Regent with Park Royal L52R bodywork built in 1935

Restored, with current MOT and road tax

'William' Tower Wagon

'William' Tower Wagon

Blackwell & Co. horse-drawn tower wagon dating from 1902

The wooden wheels have been refurbished and it is hoped to start restoration on the main bodywork in the near future.

 

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