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