Crosville Fleetlist


from start to 1990

The Fleet list that appears below is intended to list all the buses and coaches that Crosville operated since its inception until its demise in 1990. There is a separate list available for Crosville Wales Limited that commenced in 1986. <<LINK to Crosville Wales fleet list>>

The list does not distinguish between the three separate companies that operated as Crosville during the period - Crosville Motor Company, LMS (Crosville) and Crosville Motor Services Limited.

The list is in the following order. For each year the first to appear are vehicles purchased new in fleet number order, then vehicles transferred to the fleet (from take overs or group restructures etc), next will be vehicles purchased second hand and lastly vehicles loaned. Except in the case of new vehicles the vehicles will be grouped by the date of the event (transfer, purchase etc) and then by fleet number.

  • The list includes vehicles known to be loaned to the company that were used. Not included at the moment are demonstrators used by the company - {{work in progress.}}

  • The list does not include vehicles acquired from take overs etc that were not issued with a fleet number and/or those that appear not to have been used.

  • There are two columns for fleet numbers. The first column indicates the fleet number issued when first used. The second column will include all the fleet numbers that were applied subsequently. Any former fleet numbers or ones that were intended to be issued are included in the notes column.

  • It has not been possible to include subsequent history of the vehicle having left Crosville. This information can be obtained by consulting the PSV Circle Publications such as PC30 CMS Part 1 (1910-1948). Alternatively histories may be able to be obtained from the software application Bus View {soon to be made commercially available}

  • The last main column is the date of withdrawal or if this is not known the date of sale. Some of these dates are approximate.

  • On the right hand of the main list are some additional columns. To view these it may be necessary to scroll the screen depending on the browser being used. These columns include - Chassis numbers (when known), body numbers (again when known), Handbook number and sequential number. The Handbook number is the number assigned within the Crosville published HANDBOOKs. The sequential number has been assigned for the purposes of this list. These sequential numbers may change as amendments to this list occur.

  • Sources for this list included the following :- Peter Gould's Local Transport Histories [] , PSV Circle publications on Crosville including PC30, PC27, PC8, PC15, Crosville Part 1 - The First 40 Years {Carroll and Roberts}, Crosville Motor Services 2: 1945 - 1990 {Duncan Roberts}, Crosville Handbooks published by the Company and lastly the software application BusView produced by BusData Limited <<LINK to BusData Website>>.

Due to the amount of data it may take a while for the list to load and be shown - dependant on your equipment and internet connection. Please be patient

Use the Scroll Bars at the side to browse the fleet list.

Use the scroll bar at the bottom to view additional information to the right.

If your browser has a search page facility this can be used to find a specific vehicle.

(try using CTRL and F)