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The West Midland Collection

The bus fleets of the former Birmingham, Walsall, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton Corporations were absorbed into the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive (WMPTE) operation in 1969.

Later Coventry and parts of Midland Red were added, before the operational side of the PTE was 'privatised' to become West Midland Travel, then Travel West Midlands and now National Express West Midlands. The non-operational responsibilities of WMPTE is now known as Centro.

The Museum has a representative collection of preserved examples from these fleets.

Occasionally vehicles may be stored off-site or away on excursions or private hire. Please check beforehand if you are planning a visit to see a particular vehicle.

 DateReg NoChassisEngineBody
Birmingham City Transport
1913O 9926(*)Tilling-Stevens TTA2TS 40 hp (Petrol)Tilling DD
1931OV 4090Morris-Commercial DictatorMorris 7 litre (Petrol)Metro-Cammell SD
1931OV 4486AEC Regent 661AEC 6.1 litre (Petrol)Metro-Cammell DD
1933OC 527Morris-Commercial ImperialMorris 7 litre (Petrol)Metro-Cammell DD
1937CVP 207Daimler COG5Gardner 5LWMetro-Cammell DD
1947GOE 486Daimler CVA6AECMetro-Cammell DD
1948HOV 685Leyland Titan PD2/1Leyland 0600Brush DD
1950JOJ 245Leyland Tiger PS2/1Leyland 0600Weymann SD
1950JOJ 533Guy Arab IVGardner 6LWMetro-Cammell DD (26 ft)
1952JOJ 707Daimler CVD6Daimler CD6Metro-Cammell DD
1953JOJ 976Guy Arab IVGardner 6LWMetro-Cammell DD (27 ft)
1965BON 472CDaimler Fleetline CRG6Gardner 6LXMarshall SD
1968KOX 780FDaimler Fleetline CRG6Gardner 6LXPark Royal DD
1968NOV 796GDaimler Fleetline CRG6Gardner 6LXPark Royal H72D
Walsall Corporation
1953PDH 808Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1Leyland 0600Park Royal SD
1953RDH 505Leyland Titan PD2/12Leyland 0600Roe DD
1968XDH 56GDaimler CRC6-36Cummins V6Northern Counties DD
1969XDH 516GDaimler Fleetline CRG6Gardner 6LXNorthern Counties DD
West Bromwich Corporation
1963248 NEADaimler CVG6/30Gardner 6LWMetro-Cammell DD
1968NEA 101FDaimler Fleetline CRG6Gardner 6LXMCW DD
Wolverhampton Corporation
1949FJW 616Sunbeam F4TrolleybusPark Royal DD
1957SUK 3Guy Arab IVMeadows 6DCMetro-Cammell DD
1967NJW 719EDaimler Roadliner SRC6Cummins V6Strachan SD
Former Midland Red, transferred to WMPTE in 1973
1960871 KHABMMO D9BMMO 10.5 litreBMMO DD
1970UHA 981HBMMO S23BMMO 10.5 litreBMMO / Plaxton SD
West Midlands PTE/WM Travel
1969SOE 913HDaimler Fleetline CRG6-33Gardner 6LXPark Royal H80D DD
1974NOB 413MBristol VRT/SL2Gardner 6LXMCW H76F DD
1975JOV 613PDaimler Fleetline CRG6Gardner 6LXPark Royal DD
1976KON 311PLeyland Fleetline FE30 ALRLeyland 0680MCW DD
1978WDA 835TMCW Metrobus DR102/1Gardner 6LXMCW DD
1978WDA 956T (*)Leyland FleetlineGardner 6LXMCW DD
1979SDA 757SLeyland FleetlineGardner 6LXEast Lancs DD
1980DOC 26V (*)Leyland NationalDAF 1160Leyland National SD
1984B811 AOPMCW MetrobusGardner 6LXBMCW DD
1986D553 NOEFord Transit Carlyle Minibus
1998R1 NEGDAF DB250DAFOptare Spectra DD

O 9926 Open-top bus with open cab and open rear staircase, ran for both Midland Red & Birmingham Corporation. Preserved in latters colours.
WDA 956T & DOC 26V Private Owner vehicles, usually kept off-site


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