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Operator: Bradford C.T.
Fleet No: 653
Registration No: CAK 653
Chassis: AEC 661T
Chassis No: 661T.231
Body: English Electric H30/26R
New: 1938
In service: 8-Jul-1938
Withdrawn: 21-Jan-1958
Disposal: 20-Aug-1958 Cambridge (this requires confirmation)

Additional information:
On 6-Aug-1938 653 skidded on very wet road setts after a thunder storm and overturned in Wakefield Road. It is seen following the incident which occurred at the end of Rhine Street which (just about) still exists. Bowling depot entrance is almost behind the photographer. The use of a trolley gantry as a coat hanger is probably unique. Enjoy the other period details!

653 had been in service less than a month and was returned to English Electric at Preston for repair and delivered to Thornbury a second time on 28 November 1938.

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Keywords:AEC, Bradford, CAK653, Dick Kerr, English Electric, trolleybus