The Christmas/New Year break has given me time to add to the gallery again, developing some new themes introduced in the last year. A second gallery from South Wales sees my tribute to Pontypridd Urban District Council, later Taff-Ely Borough Council. With 127 photos it is quite a large gallery and I was rather surprised to find I had so much material on this operator. Despite being the largest UDC operator the fleet size peaked at around fifty buses. The gallery can be found at http://davidbeilby.zenfolio.com/f533760805 and here is a sample:
Another theme developed this year is industrial railways. I visited a lot of installations (mainly collieries) in the early seventies and took a lot of photos almost exclusively of steam locos, but most have remained as negatives until now. I'm approaching it on a location-by-location basis, adding all my material relevant to the location at the same time. So far I have covered two pits in the Barnsley area with a small gallery relating to Emley Moor colliery (Skelmanthorpe) and a much larger one at North Gawber colliery (Mapplewell). Industrial steam photos are at http://davidbeilby.zenfolio.com/f817456669:
Finally, a bit more on a more familiar theme is a small selection of Rotherham trolleybuses. Some of these appeared in the recent Middleton Press book on Rotherham trolleybuses and it was only as a result of that I came to realise that the English Electric photographer captured some rarely-seen locations and workings. Enjoy a few Daimler trolleybuses at http://davidbeilby.zenfolio.com/p216309036:
I hope to add another Saddleworth Buses update before long. Thanks for looking!