Exhibits

The Trolleybus Museum is home to the world's largest collection of preserved trolleybuses. The Museum is also home to a selection of other vehicles with trolleybus era or local area connections. You can find out information about our vehicle collection here. You can click on the vehicle fleet numbers to load pictures where available.

Key to Notes:

    a = On long term loan to Sandtoft Transport Centre Limited
    b = Chassis originally Darlington
    c = Chassis originally Mexborough & Swinton
    d = To be restored as Grimsby Cleethorpes 159
    e = Experimental second generation vehicle used for trial purposes by SYPTE on specially constructed overhead adjacent to Doncaster Racecourse. (Original registration was B450CKW, which it sometimes carries when at the museum.)
    f = On long term loan to West Yorkshire Transport Circle (BTS) 
    g = Rebodied from Single deck
    h = Rebuilt from H56R by Walsall Corporation Transport in 1965
    i = Chassis Only
    j = Not normally on public view
    k = Converted to a caravan
    l = Rebodied 1968 after extensive fire damage
    m = Converted from double deck bus
    n = Current body originally from Doncaster Trolleybus number 393.
    o = Originally registered 5148DP
    p = Originally built by Mexborough & Swinton utilising a Motorbus back axle. Later saw service with Doncaster and Teeside.
    q = Temporarily visiting The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft
    r = Sometimes carries registration MSL 294
    s = Sometimes carries registration SVS 281
    t = Lower deck saloon body only

NOTE: In the above listing, bus bodywork type and layout details are indicated using the traditional British nomenclature consisting of a prefix of one or more letters, a number or series of numbers and a suffix of one or more letters.
(Not every variety is present in the museum's collection)

Initial Prefix indicates a variation of main body style: (N.B. initial prefix is omitted where variations do not apply)

    C = Coach seating in a double-deck body
    F = "Full-front" cab fitted to a body mounted on what is normally a half cab layout chassis
    O = Open-top variation of single decker
    R = "Part" upper deck incorporated at Rear of single-decker (sometimes known as "1½ decker")
    U = Utility (Second World War austerity) specification bodywork

Prefix indicates main body style:

    A = Articulated
    B = Single-deck Bus
    C = Single-deck Coach
    DP = Dual Purpose single-decker (coach seats in bus specification body)
    H = Double-deck Bus (standard layout with central gangway upstairs)
    L = Lowbridge Double-deck Bus (low height body achieved by having a sunken side gangway upstairs)
    O = Open-top double decker
    CO = Convertible open-top standard layout double-decker

Numbers indicate passenger capacity:

    Single number (i.e. #) indicates total seating capacity
    Two numbers separated by "/" (i.e.#/#) (double deckers) indicates upper deck followed by lower deck seating capacities (where known)
    After main number(s), "+" followed by a number (i.e. +#) indicates number of standing passengers permitted
    N.B. where just the number of standing passengers allowed in the U.K. (normally 8) applies, by default no "+#" is shown.
    Any +# shown indicates the total number of standees permitted.

Suffix indicates entrance/ exit positions:
(exact positions cannot be indicated and generally will depend on chassis design)

    F = Front entrance/ exit (ahead of front wheels) or Forward entrance/ exit (behind front wheels)
    C = Centre entrance/ exit
    R = Rear entrance/ exit
    D = Dual doorway
    T = Triple doorway
    TR = "Toast rack" style access to transverse bench seating

Final Suffix indicates additional body features:

    D = Doors fitted to rear-only entrance/ exit doorway.
    N.B. it is assumed that doors are fitted to all front, forward and centre doorways, hence final suffix "D" is omitted by default form all categories except rear entrance/ exit.
    OS = Outside Staircase

Key to Owners:

    B = Beamish Museum
    BTA = Bradford Trolleybus Association
    BTS = British Trolleybus Society
    DO&LRS = Doncaster Omnibus and Light Railway Society
    FPG = Felix Preservation Group
    RTG = Rotherham Trolleybus Group
    TM@S = The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft (Sandtoft Transport Centre Limited)
    TMSI = Transport Museum of Southern Ireland
    STG = Sheffield Transport Group
    TMC = Trolleybus Museum Company
    P = Private Owner