Buses + more KARRIER Huddersfield West Yorkshire UK

1900 karrier-logo

Karrier

1952 Karrier Bantam

Karrier Bantam ca 1952

Karrier

 is a marque of car and commercial vehicle, the origins of which can be traced back to Clayton and Company, a 1904 company founded by Herbert and Reginald Clayton from HuddersfieldWest YorkshireUK. In 1908, they started making Karrier cars and in 1920 changed the company name to Karrier Motors Ltd. It also produced buses and in latter years, especially during the Second World War, trolleybuses, notably the Karrier ‘W’ model.

Colt, Cob and Bantam

In 1929, Karrier started production of the “Colt” three-wheeler as a dustcart chassis for Huddersfield Corporation. In 1930, this was developed into the “Cob” tractor to haul road trailers for the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. The “Cob” was similar to the Scammell Mechanical Horse. In the mid-1930s, the “Cob” range was supplemented by the four-wheel “Bantam”.

Takeovers and mergers

Rootes Group

After takeover bids in 1934, the Rootes Group acquired Karrier and moved production to Luton, closing the Huddersfield operation. In the late 1950s and 1960s, some Karrier vehicles were fitted with the iconic Rootes TS3 two-stroke opposed piston diesel engine. Other engines used in this period include Humber Hawk 4- cylinder petrol engines (L-Head and OHC), Humber Super Snipe 6-cylinder (L-Head and OHV) and Perkins Diesels. At Luton, the only designs carried over from the previous era were the three wheeler and the six-wheel trolleybus chassis.The trolleybus business became integrated with that of Sunbeam following its absorption into the Rootes group. In 1946 the trolleybus operations and the Wolverhampton trolleybus line was sold to Brockhouse Ltd, who in 1948 sold it to Guy Motors.Under Rootes ownership, Karrier trucks were generally smaller size than their sister, Commer brand, with “Bantam” models using 13-inch and “Gamecock” models using 16-inch wheels, to give lower loading height. Partly because of this, they were particularly popular with local authorities for varied applications, including highway maintenance tippers, refuse collection vehicles and street lighting maintenance tower wagons. Karrier trucks and chassis were also popular with airport operators and airlines for baggage handling trucks, water bowsers and toilet servicing.

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Dodge (UK)

The Dodge Brothers company came to the UK in 1922 and began importing United States Dodge knock-down kits to build in the UK at a production line in Park RoyalLondon. Eventually, production was moved to the Chrysler plant at Kew; Dodges built there were known as “Dodge Kews”. During the Second World War this factory was part of London Aircraft Production Group and built Handley Page Halifax aircraft assemblies.In 1965, production moved to Dunstable where Commer, Dodge (UK) and Karrier were all brought together.

Chrysler Europe

By 1970, the Rootes Group had been taken over (in stages) by Chrysler Europe, with support from the British Government which was desperate to support the ailing British motor industry. The Dodge brand (also used by Chrysler in the USA) began to take precedence on all commercial models. The last vestige of Karrier was probably in the Dodge 50 Series, which began life badged as a (Chrysler) Dodge but with a Karrier Motor Company VIN (vehicle identification number) plate.

Peugeot and Renault

Chrysler eventually gave up on UK operations, selling the business to Peugeot. The new owner had little interest in heavy trucks and the factory was then run in conjunction with Renault Véhicules Industriels, (then part of Renault (though now Volvo). The combined company used the name Karrier Motors Ltd, although the vehicles took on Renault badges and were sold through Renault Trucks dealers. Renault had been keen to secure a UK manufacturing operation for engines for its own models, and did relatively little to market or develop the British designs, favouring its existing French range such as the Renault Master. The end of the Karrier name could not be far off; eventually, Renault severed ties with Peugeot and introduced a Renault Truck Ind. or Renault Vehicles Ind. VIN plate.The Karrier trademark is still in the possession of Peugeot, and it is not uncommon for vehicle marques to be reinstated.

Ro-Railer

Karrier’s Ro-Railer was a hybrid single decker bus capable of running on both road and rail. It was introduced in 1932 and tested by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway but it was not a success and was not perpetuated.

1910 commer51910 commer 5 © Reed Business Information

1911 Commer WW1 ambulance1911 Commer WW1 ambulance

1914 KARRIER CHARABANC1914 KARRIER CHARABANC

1914 NBP-192-005-lo1914 Charabanc’s from Karrier together

1914-Karrier-charabanc-41914-Karrier-charabanc

1914-Karrier-charabanc-21914-Karrier-charabanc

1920 0127Com-Karrier5

1920 Com-Karrier 5

1920 0127Com-Star

1920 Karrier Motors. From Graces Guide

1920 karrier-lorry1920 karrier-lorry

1922 IAE-Karrier1922 IAE Beer-Karrier

1922-25 Karrier OT46R seats1922-25 Karrier OT46R seats

1924 Karrier six wheeler1924 Karrier six wheeler

1925 0915CM-BPKarriers1925 0915CM-BP Karrier’s

1925 EnV139-p4411925 EnV139-p441 Karrier

1925 EnV140-p486c1925 EnV140-p486c Karrier Tanker

1926 smaller Karrier CL6-1 buses1926 smaller Karrier CL6-1 buses

Rootes_Group

1927 CGJ-Rootes1927 CGJ-Rootes

1927 Karrier 6-wheel belonging to a company named Enterprise

1927 Karrier 6-wheel belonging to a company named Enterprise

1927 Karrier WL6 TP4835 lr1927 Karrier WL6 TP4835 lr

1927 Karrier WL6-2. Brush H32-28R1927 Karrier WL6-2. Brush H32-28R

1927 Three Salford City Tramways Karriers, at an unknown location1927 Three Salford City Tramways Karriers, at an unknown location

aam4181927 tpt-transport-bus-minibus-double-decker-coach-karrier

1928 0827MoTr-Karr1928 0827MoTr-Karrier

1928 Karrier bus by scouse731928 Karrier bus by scouse73

1928 Karrier DD6

1928 Karrier DD6

1928 Karrier HY-23911928 Karrier HY-2391

1928Karrier DD 1928

1928 Karrier E6 497 AVH-4971928 Karrier E6 497 AVH-497

1928 Karrier E6 with Roe H32-28R body1928 Karrier E6 with Roe H32-28R body

1929 Karrier E6 trolleybuses built to a similar style to the larger group of Park Royal trolleybuses1929 Karrier E6 trolleybuses built to a similar style to the larger group of Park Royal trolleybuses

1929 Karrier Gazette1929 Karrier Gazette

1929 Karrier GYR 2,5T1929 Karrier GYR 2,5T

1929 v148-p037a1929 six-wheel 8 ton lorry & 4 ton trailer-Karrier

1929 v148-p5201929 combination vehicle with 6 wheel trailer Karrier

1930 0509ERBT-Karrier1930 Karrier Ad

1930+1964 Karrier E41930 Karrier E4 Trolleybus

1930 Karrier coach-body1930 Karrier coach-body

1930 Karrier E4 with Weymann H30-26R body1930 Karrier E4 with Weymann H30-26R body

1930 Karrier introduced their Cob 2-ton and Colt 4-ton three-wheeled prime-mover and trailers1930 Karrier introduced their Cob 2-ton and Colt 4-ton three-wheeled prime-mover and trailers

aaf8741930 karrier-cob

1930-Im1939IAE-Karrier19301930-mechanical horse Karrier

1930's Karrier Cob Mechanical Horse1930’s Karrier Cob Mechanical Horse

1930 Karrier Cob1930 Karrier Cob © Alex Miedema buzzybeeforum

1930 karrier2 3toncolt cob1930 karrier 2 – 3ton colt cob

aab3701930 karrier-cob-colt

aab3731930 tpt-transport-truck-lorry-wagon-karrier-cob

1930's Rural Dust Cart1930’s Rural Dust Cart Karrier

1931 Karrier 2 ad1931 Karrier 2 ad

1932 LMS Karrier new Ro Railer 11932 LMS Karrier new Ro Railer 1

1932 LMS Karrier Rail-bus1932 LMS Karrier Rail-bus

1932 v153-p4741932 LMS Karrier Rail-bus

1933 0519MJ-TITLE1933 Karrier

1933 0616MJ-Title1933 Karrier

1933 EnV156-p4511933 Karrier Street Sweeper

1933 EnV156-p008a1933 Karrier Three Wheeled Truck

1933 EnV156-p0091933 Karrier Four Wheeled 10/30 HP Truck

1933 EnV156-p009a1933 Karrier Tractor Trailer Combination

1933 EnV156-p485b1933 Karrier COB Six 14/52 HP Three Wheel Tractor

1933 EnV156-p485c1933 Karrier Front Suspension of COBS & COLTS

1933 Karrier In A Tight Spot1933 Karrier In A Tight Spot

1933 Karrier road-sweeper1933 Karrier road-sweeper

1934 Karrier Cob Mechanical Horse1934 Karrier Cob Mechanical Horse

1935 Karrier Colt BS13981935 Karrier Colt BS1398

1935 Karrier Colt1935 Karrier Colt

1936 1016A-Rootes1936 1016A-Rootes

1937 02MC-Karr1937 02MC-Karrier COLT

1938 0701CM-Karrier1938 0701CM-Karrier Bantam

Sunbeam SAOClogo2009-11938 0701CM-BTH51938 0701CM-BTH5 Sunbeam DD

1938 Commer 5 Tonner1938 Commer 5 Tonner

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1938 Commer Flat Truck

1938 Commer Flat Truck

1938 Karrier Cob CK31938 Karrier Cob CK3

1938 Pre-War Commer Tipper1938 Pre-War Commer Tipper

1939 IAE-Karrier1939 IAE-Karrier

1939 Karrier AVH-497a1939 Karrier AVH-497

1940 Commer Tipper Being Loaded

 1940 Commer Tipper Being Loaded

1940a1940

1942 Bradford Karrier W trolleybus 714 DKY714.1942 Bradford Karrier W trolleybus 714 DKY714.

1942 Doncaster Corporation Karrier W Trolleybus CDT6251942 Doncaster Corporation Karrier W Trolleybus CDT625

1942 KARRIER AND SUNBEAM TROLLEYBUSES (BRADFORD CITY TRANSPORT,) POSTCARD1942 KARRIER AND SUNBEAM TROLLEYBUSES (BRADFORD CITY TRANSPORT,) POSTCARD

1942 Karrier W with a Roe H30-26R body1942 Karrier W with a Roe H30-26R body

1942 Karrier W, Roe1942 Karrier W, Roe

1942-61 South Lancs 61, a Karrier W utility trolleybus at Four Lane Ends1942-61 South Lancs 61, a Karrier W utility trolleybus at Four Lane Ends

1942-62 Karrier W Park Royal DKY7321942-62 Karrier W Park Royal DKY732

1942-1962 Karrier W with East Lancs Body1942-1962 Karrier W with East Lancs Body

1944 01RW-Rootes1944 01RW-Rootes

1944 Karrier W trolleybus 'Bradford Corporation' Of motorcards available. Buses and Coaches 2. Card No 1331944 Karrier W trolleybus ‘Bradford Corporation’ Of motorcards available. Buses and Coaches 2. Card No 133

1945 Karrier W 1945 delivered with Park Royal bodywork, numbered 75 when new, renumbered 375 in 19481945 Karrier W 1945 delivered with Park Royal bodywork, numbered 75 when new, renumbered 375 in 1948

1945 Karrier W and rebodied by East Lancs H37-29F in 19601945 Karrier W and rebodied by East Lancs H37-29F in 1960

1945 Karrier W delivered new in 1945 with a Park Royal 'utility' body1945 Karrier W delivered new in 1945 with a Park Royal ‘utility’ body

1945 Karrier W with East Lancs body fitted in 19601945 Karrier W with East Lancs body fitted in 1960

1945 POSTCARD Bradford Trolleybus 738, 1945 Karrier, Roe Body1945 POSTCARD Bradford Trolleybus 738, 1945 Karrier, Roe Body

1946 Vital-KarrierK61946 Vital-Karrier K6

1947 Commer Superpoise Artic1947 Commer Superpoise Artic

1947 Karrier MS2 CVH-743East Lancs H40 32R1947 Karrier MS2 CVH-743East Lancs H40 32R

1947 Karrier MS2 trolleybus 541, CVH741, with Park Royal H30-70R body1947 Karrier MS2 trolleybus 541, CVH741, with Park Royal H30-70R body

1948 a1948

1948 Bradford Karrier W trolleybus1948 Bradford Karrier W trolleybus

1948, over 600 municipalities used Karrier vehicles ambulances-and-refuse-collector1948, over 600 municipalities used Karrier vehicles ambulances-and-refuse-collector

19481948

1948v1948

1949 03CV-Rootes1949

1949 Karrier Bantam Ilford Borough Truck Old Advert1949 Karrier Bantam Ilford Borough Truck Old Advert

1949b1949

1950 Karrier Bantam Truck1950 Karrier Bantam Truck

19501950 Karrier Bantam Truck

1951 Commer TS3 Tractors1951 Commer TS3 Tractors

1951a1951

1952 a1952

1952 Karrier Bantam1952 Karrier Bantam

1954 CMS-Karrier1954 CMS-Karrier

1955 Karrier Bantam uniegeboue SA1955 Karrier Bantam uniegeboue SA

19551955

1956 Karrier bus crossing the river1956 Karrier bus crossing the river SA

1956 Karrier Shop1956 Karrier Shop

19561956 Karrier Shop

1956a1956 Karrier

1956-Karrier Bantam bus

1956-Karrier Bantam bus SA

19571956-Karrier Bantam bus + Fire & Rescue

1957ad1957

1958 Karrier BFD3023 Harkers1958 Karrier BFD3023 Harkers

1959 a1959 Karrier

1959 Karrier Bantam 2231959 Karrier Bantam 223

1959 Karrier Bantam Bus MDU-141959 Karrier Bantam Bus MDU-14

1959 Karrier BFD3023 . Plaxton Consort II C14F a1959 Karrier BFD3023 . Plaxton Consort II C14F a

1959. Commer Karrier 4,752cc.1959. Commer Karrier 4,752cc.

1959. Electric Bantam tractor and semi-trailer.1959. Electric Bantam tractor and semi-trailer.

1960 Karrier BFD3023 . EX-BOAC1960 Karrier BFD3023 . EX-BOAC © Traveller Homes

aao0921962 commer mini bus

1962 Karrier 2023-Brocksbank

1962 Karrier 2023-Brocksbank

1962 Karrier BFD3023 . Plaxton Consort II C14F1962 Karrier BFD3023 . Plaxton Consort II C14F © Traveller Homes

1962 KarrierQ251962 KarrierQ25

19621962

1963 Karrier Bantam Van1963 Karrier Bantam Van

19641964

1965 Karrier 98A Reading Lilliput1965 Karrier 98A Reading Lilliput

1966 Commer Ambulance

1966 Commer Collection1966 Commer Collection

1966 Karrier - PBC 7341966 Karrier – PBC 734

1966 Karrier - Plaxton coach1966 Karrier – Plaxton coach

1966 Karrier 14-seater1966 Karrier 14-seater

1966 Karrier Bantam BBC remote1966 Karrier Bantam BBC remote

1966 Karrier BBC-Bantam1966 Karrier BBC-Bantam

1966 Karrier Bantam1966 Karrier Bantam

1966 Karrier BFD3023 . Reading B9F. Ex-Servite W51966 Karrier BFD3023 . Reading B9F. Ex-Servite W5 © Traveller Homes

1966 Karrier BFD3023 . Reading B9F1966 Karrier BFD3023 . Reading B9F © Traveller Homes

1967 Commer Ambulance Coventry Transport Museum1967 Commer Ambulance Coventry Transport Museum

1968 Commer Appliance WVX 6271968 Commer Appliance WVX 627

1968 Commer Horse Box1968 Commer Horse Box

1974. Karrier Bantam Dustcart1974. Karrier Bantam Dustcart

1994 Dodge cold carrier Coca Cola on Malta1994 Dodge cold Karrier Coca Cola on Malta

bantamkarrierfolderbantam karrier folder

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Karrier Walker 12 seat bus1962 karrier-walker-12-seat-bus

dodge t1110l thedodge4x2kipperswdodge 4×2 kippers w

Karrier modelsKarrier Models

Im20110514Ang-Kar-GYJ41Karrier

DCF 1.0Karrier Trolley Bus Nottingham 34701

Karrier W modelKarrier W model

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAKarrier Carmichael

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Author: Jeroen

In Dutch, my homelanguage: Ik ben Jeroen, tot januari 2015 was ik al dik 26 jaar werkzaam in een psychiatrisch ziekenhuis in een stad vlakbij Werelds grootste havenstad Rotterdam. Eerst als verpleegkundige/begeleider op high care, later op afdeling dubbeldiagnose (verslavingen) en ook nog een tijdje als administratief medewerker. Ik heb een spierziekte "Poli Myositis" (alle spieren zijn ontstoken) daardoor weinig energie. Sinds augustus 2015 is daarbij de diagnose Kanker gesteld, en ben ik helemaal arbeidsongeschikt geworden en zit middenin de behandelfase. Gelukkig ben ik daarnaast getrouwd, vader, en opa, en heb de nodige hobby's. Een daarvan is transportmiddelen verzamelen en daarmee een blog schrijven. Dit blog begon met bussen, maar nu komen ook sleepboten, auto's trucks en dergelijke aan bod. Kijk en geniet met me mee, reageer, en vul gerust aan. Fouten zal ik ook graag verbeteren. In English: I'm Jeroen, till januari 2015 I was already 26 years working as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital, near Rotterdam, Worlds biggest harbour with more than 98 nationalities living within it's borders. First I worked on closed high care ward and the last years on a ward with mainly addicted people. I liked my work very much. In 2007 I got ill. I got the diagnose Poli Myositis, a musscle dissease. Al my mussles are inflamed. And last august I got another diagnose. Cancer. It's plaveicelcel carcinoma and treated with Chemo and radioation. So I've even less energy than the last years. Still I try to make something of my life and the blog is helping with surviving with some pleasure.

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