Trams & Buses



Some images of Halifax Trams and Buses

An unidentified tram

This image [DG2093.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

Tram Number 116 and others in the Halifax Corporation Tramcar Scrap Yard at the back of Skircoat Depot

Chris Ratcliffe tells me that
This was the scrap yard for about the last 5 years of operation. I believe scrapping was done at the Permanent Way Yard on St James's Road, Stannary

This image [DG2099.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

Recruiting for the West Riding Regiment in World War I

This image [DG974.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

A new tram bogie and a small tram

Chris Ratcliffe tells me that
The Photo was probably taken at the original Skircoat Depot before any extensions were built

This image [DG972.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

Tram to the Post Office

[Taken in 1901]

This image [DG426.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

A tram undergoing repairs.

Could this have been the vehicle which was involved in one of the accidents at Pye Nest or North Bridge?

This image [DG319.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

Vintage buses at Skircoat Depot

This image [DG211.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

Buses at Crossfield Bus Station

John Stringer comments
This was taken on the Bus Park opposite Crossfield Bus Station in the late 1950s. The bus on the right was sold for scrap in 1958/59

This image [DG212.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

An open top tram of Halifax Corporation Tramways

This image [DG309.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

A tram of 1898

This image [AL33.JPG] was kindly submitted by Alan Longbottom

An early AEC Bus

John Stringer comments
This was an AEC Y-type built in 1919 as a Tower Wagon for servicing the tramway overhead. It was rebodied as a bus in 1921, and the photograph was probably taken at that time

This image [AL34.JPG] was kindly submitted by Alan Longbottom

A trolley-bus

John Stringer comments

This was a Railless Trolleybus and was new in 1923. Halifax operated 3 electric trolleybuses on a route between Pellon and Wainstalls from 1921 to 1926

This image [AL35.JPG] was kindly submitted by Alan Longbottom

A tram of 1928

This image [AL36.JPG] was kindly submitted by Alan Longbottom

A single-decker bus.

John Stringer comments
This is an AEC Regal single decker, possibly photographed in 1937, but dating from the early 1930s. I cannot read the registration number to know exactly which bus it was, but the style is more of the early 1930s. It looks to me like it is heading up Solomon Hill to Midgley

This image [AL37.JPG] was kindly submitted by Alan Longbottom

An AEC double-decker bus of 1938

John Stringer comments
This is an AEC Regent Mk III double deck bus of the Halifax Joint Omnibus Committee, and was new in 1948

This image [AL38.JPG] was kindly submitted by Alan Longbottom

A bus in the old Halifax Corporation Passenger Transport colours

[Taken in August 1974]

This image [CAL222.JPG] was kindly submitted by John Ogden

A Daimler bus undergoing an angle test at the Skircoat Garage.

The photograph was taken by Alan Greaves

John Stringer comments
This was a Daimler CVG6 double decker of the Halifax Joint Omnibus Committee. It was new in 1954, and is pictured when fairly new because it is in the livery style of the period

[Dated around the 1960s]

This image [DG25.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

A photograph to mark the occasion when the trams gave way to buses in Halifax.

David Nortcliffe points out that
in the book Halifax Passenger Transport, Geoffrey Hilditch says that the driver of the last tram – Number 109 – was Whiteley Lumb as the tram service closed on 14th February 1939

Chris Ratcliffe adds that

This is an official photograph taken on the 15th of February 1939, the day after the trams finished, so it may possibly not be Whiteley Lumb on the tram, and it was probably tram 109's very last trip to the Shay Wall to join her sisters for scrapping, she had been driven in to the depot on the 14th, all the others were put round the back

This image [DG611.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

A new bus in Skircoat Depot

John Stringer comments
This is a Leyland Titan PD2 double decker of Halifax Corporation, and it was new in 1948. I do not think it is new in the photograph, more likely taken in the late 1950s/early 1960s

This image [DG698.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

A Halifax tram and a group of maintenance staff

This image [DG1232.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves



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