Manchester and Ashton trolleybuses

August 08, 2015  •  1 Comment

I've added a smaller gallery on the trolleybuses of these two operators, the majority of the material relates to the last months of operation and features the final tour.  The gallery is at http://davidbeilby.zenfolio.com/f480400271

 

LMT010LMT010Operator: Manchester C.T.
Fleet No: 1344
Registration No: ONE 744
Chassis: BUT 9612T
Chassis No: 9612T.228
Electrical equipment: Metropolitan-Vickers non-regenerative
Motor: MV209AYG10 95HP
Body: Burlingham H32/28R
New: Dec-1955
Withdrawn: Jul-1964
Location: Manchester, Stevenson Square
Date: 31-Dec-1966

Additional information:
The public part of the final day's tour started in Stevenson Square and being a Saturday it was busy. Visible in this view are two Oldham buses (an Atlantean on the 98 to Waterhead on the left and a PD3 visible through the gap to the right on the 24 to Rochdale). To the right is Manchester 3437 (PND 437) on an 80x to Middleton. In the distance a PD2 disappears on the 10 to Greenfield (meaning it is on the odd hour) whilst one of the 3331-3370 batch of Leyland-bodied PD2s arrives on a replacement 215 motorbus service. The coach is Sheffield 900 (9000 WB).

From an original in the David Beilby collection taken by Joe Jackson


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1.Martin Ford(non-registered)
That was me standing near the drivers cab door. The driver was my father, Samuel Ford, (died January 2016). This was Stevenson Square, Manchester, on Saturday 31 December 1966, the Amy after public Trolleybus operation ceased. 1344 had already been in private preservation ownership for nearly one year.
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