Roger Janes Memorial Gallery

Portsmouth 214, RV4662, an impressive 1934 3 axle Sunbeam MS3/Metro-Cammell H32/28R at the Beach Hotel, Southsea in 1949.
All but 3 Sunbeam MS3 went to Wolverhampton, the exceptions being the 2 for Portsmouth and 1 for Huddersfield. It was the 1st trolleybus to arrive in Portsmouth (on 10 July 1934), being used for training from the next day, and was the 1st to enter public service.
It was in open storage from late 1940, and in August 1942 was towed to Pontypridd arriving there on 14th August. It returned from loan on 11 November 1945 and was subsequently re-instated to service until final withdrawal on 21 April 1953. It was sold for scrap for £50 in January 1954. It went for £10 more than English Electric composite bodied 213, perhaps reflecting that the Metro Cammell body was of all metal construction?

Photo taken by G.F.Ashwell (the late Roger Janes Collection), 1949, Beach Hotel, Southsea

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