Anybody for trolleybuses ?

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Re: Anybody for trolleybuses ?

Post by KeithW » Sat Apr 13, 2019 14:49

The old communigate site for Teesside trolleybuses has been resurrected on the web archive and is worth a visit as it has some rare pictures of early trollybuses including this early hybrid vehicle. The wheels were driven by electric motors and it had a petrol engine driving a dynamo for power when not under the wires.

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http://web.archive.org/web/201206231215 ... ge13.phtml

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Re: Anybody for trolleybuses ?

Post by FleetlinePhil » Sun Apr 14, 2019 21:30

KeithW wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 14:49
The old communigate site for Teesside trolleybuses has been resurrected on the web archive and is worth a visit as it has some rare pictures of early trollybuses including this early hybrid vehicle. The wheels were driven by electric motors and it had a petrol engine driving a dynamo for power when not under the wires.

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http://web.archive.org/web/201206231215 ... ge13.phtml
Interesting link, many thanks. One of the later trolleybus batches was described as having "Bridlington-built East Lancs bodies", which I found puzzling. I wasn't aware of their connection to the East Coast (or possibly I since have forgotten something I did know in my teens!) but there is a bit of discussion about it towards the bottom of this page.

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