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Southampton tram 18 was built in 1924 with Peckham trucks and a Corporation body with their distinctive domed-roof to pass beneath the famous Bargate Arch. This tram was one of no fewer than 37 bought by Leeds in 1949 but, because of their poor condition, only 11 entered service. Sadly, tram 18, although allocated Leeds fleet number 305, never entered service and was eventually burned in 1951.
In the High Resolution view is another puzzler. What is this bus and who did it operate for? The registration seems to be MR795-. The destination "Southampton" indicates it is an out-of-town service.

Photo taken by Commercial (untrademarked) postcard, Paul Haywood collection, circa 1930, Clock Tower, New Road/Above Bar Street junction, Southampton

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