SCT '61 Photo Index
Guy Trolleybus
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1. DY4953
A very early shot of pioneering trolleybuses in Hastings. The system opened in 1928 using a fleet of Guy trolleybuses. Eight of these were Dodson bodied open top open staircase double deckers which were the only new build open top trolleybuses built. The rest of the fleet were centre entrance saloons with Ransome Sims and Jeffries bodywork. Both vehicles were on Guy BTX chassis The double decker is 1, DY4953, while the saloon is 22, DY5124.
Photo taken late 1920s, Silverhill, Hastings
2. DY4965
Hastings & District trolleybus 'Happy Harold', DY4965
Photo taken June 1953, Silverhill Depot, Hastings
3. DY4965
Hastings & District trolleybus 'Happy Harold', DY4965
Photo taken June 1953, Hastings
4. DY4965
Hastings & District trolleybus 'Happy Harold', DY4965
Photo taken June 1953, Hastings
5. DY4965
Rear view of Hastings & District trolleybus 'Happy Harold', DY4965
Photo taken June 1953, Hastings
6. DY5113
Ransomes bodied Guy BTX trolleybus DY5113 shown in Derby service, new in 1928 to Hastings and one of six to Derby in 1942.
Photo taken 1942, Albert Street, Derby
7. DY5458
Former Hastings Tramways trolleybus 45, DY5458, a Guy BTX with Ransomes, Sims & Jeffries B32C body, new in 1929. The Hastings trolleybus system was taken over by Maidstone & District in 1935, and was closed down in 1959. 45 was at some point converted to an M&D enquiry and booking office for use in Hastings Bus Station, where it is seen here in 1970.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 July 1970, Hastings Bus Station
8. TF2018
South Lancashire 10, TF2081, one of ten Guy BTX with Roe L29/26R bodies new in August 1930 is seen at Atherton. The overhead moves into the centre of the road under the bridge whilst the trolleybus keeps to the nearside because of reduced clearance. This is one which had been rebuilt by Bond, Wythenshawe 1950/1.
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 1958, Howe Bridge Station, Leigh Road, Atherton
9. TF2075
South Lancashire Transport 4, TF2075, on the one way circuit in Atherton High Street. This was one of the least rebuilt of the original fleet of Guy BTX trolleybuses with Roe L27/26R bodies dating from 1930 and was caught on the last Saturday of trolleybus operation.
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 1958, High Street, Atherton
10. TF2081
A rear view of South Lancashire 10, TF2081, a Guy BTX with a Roe L29/26R body new in August 1930 seen at Atherton.
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 1958, Howe Bridge Station, Leigh Road, Atherton
11. TF5797
South Lancashire 18, TF5797, was a Guy BTX with a Roe L29/26R body new in May 1931 rebuilt by Bond, Wythenshawe in 1950/1 which was seen at Swinton Church.
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 1958, Swinton Church
12. TJ2969
South Lancashire Transport 42, TJ2969, dating from 1933 was from the third batch of Guy trolleybuses, in this case a BT with Roe L24/24R bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 1958, Spinning Jenny Street, Leigh
13. TJ3332
A rear view of South Lancashire 44, TJ3332, one of sixteen Guy BT with Roe L22/26R bodies which were new in September 1933. It is seen at Spinning Jenny Street, Leigh and appears not to have an upper deck emergency exit.
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 1958, Spinning Jenny Street, Leigh
14. FZ7893
Belfast 108, FZ7893, Guy BTX with Harkness H36/32R body new in 1948.
Photo taken July 1965, Whitewell Terminus, Belfast
15. FZ7893
Belfast Trolleys 108, FZ7893, and 176 at Whitewell terminus. Both were Guy BTX with Harkness H36/32R bodies, 108 new in 1948 and 176 in 1949.
Photo taken July 1965, Whitewell Terminus, Belfast
16. FZ7897
After many years of neglect, Belfast trolleybus 112, FZ7897, was fully restored in 1996 to become a static exhibit at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 2009, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra
17. GZ8508
Belfast 144, GZ8508, Guy BTX with Harkness H36/32R body new in 1948/9
Photo taken July 1965, Royal Avenue, Belfast
18. FJW653
Wolverhampton 653, FJW653, a Guy BT with Park Royal H28/26R body, new in 1950.
Photo taken circa 1961, Tettenhall A41 Wergs Road/Wrottesley Road