Birmingham City Transport

This page is dedicated to PRV or Roe products initially destined for Birmingham City Transport; thus it is a compilation of products found elsewhere on this website. 

AEC Regent III

As a result of a banner-page plea on this website (Feb. 2018) asking for information on the PRV-built Birmingham RT's, Peter Williamson kindly wrote in with his investigation into the subject and commented as follows:

"I have obtained the following, starting from 'Birmingham Corporation Transport 1939-1969' by Paul Collins (Ian Allan Transport Library), and then using the registration numbers to look up on Flickr and

There were 15 AEC RT type Regent IIIs with Park Royal H29/25R bodies.
Fleet numbers 1631-45
Registration numbers GOE631-45
Chassis numbers O961189-203 (but not in fleet number sequence)
Body numbers B32226-40

They were delivered between August and October 1947, and worked into the 1960s. The bodies were not to the standard RT design but (apart from the cabs) were assembled using standard RT jigs. Photos in the book (mentioned above) and on Flickr show them on routes 1 & 44."
Peter Williamson

(I would be grateful if anyone has any images of these RT types that I could display on this site; acknowledged of course. Ed.)

My plea above has kindly been answered by Nigel Edwards, who writes: "The Birmingham City Corporation RT Type body was always one of my favorites, though some would say/think just the opposite.  There were only 15 (GOE 631-645) purchased in 1947, most of them having done sterling work until withdrawn in 1963/4.  Always a great admirer of PRV products, this is from an original publicity shot I own, shown here, at its best, shortly after entering service. Sadly none of this batch were saved for preservation."  (Image Copyright Nigel Edwards - All rights reserved.) 

Daimler Fleetline
b49110_259-1.jpg (69446 bytes)b49110_259-2.jpg (71190 bytes)b49110_259-3.jpg (76947 bytes)b49110_259-4.jpg (77660 bytes)b49110_259-5.jpg (77263 bytes)b49110_259-6.jpg (70066 bytes)b49110_259-7.jpg (60893 bytes) Registration Number 255GON Built June 1963 (Body Nos. B49110-259); for Birmingham City.

b55123_260-1.jpg (96703 bytes)b55123_260-2.jpg (89959 bytes)b55123_260-3.jpg (71645 bytes)b55123_260-4.jpg (61018 bytes) Registration Number FOC617D Built December 1966 (Body Nos. B55123-260); for Birmingham City.

b55211_60-1.jpg (64003 bytes)b55211_60-2.jpg (59394 bytes)b55211_60-3.jpg (73781 bytes)b55211_60-4.jpg (70911 bytes)b55211_60-5.jpg (75376 bytes)b55211_60-6.jpg (86080 bytes) Registration Number NOV836G Built November 1968 (Body Nos. B55211-60); for Birmingham City.