SCT '61 Photo Index
Hastings and District
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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, Hastings
3. DY4965
Rear view of 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
Hastings & District trolleybus 'Happy Harold', DY4965
Photo taken June 1953, Hastings
6. 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
7. DY5458
Former Hastings Tramways trolleybus 45, DY5458, a Guy BTX with Ransomes, Sims & Jeffries B32C body, new in 1929.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 July 1970, Hastings Bus Station
8. BDY807
Maidstone 85, BDY807, Sunbeam W with Weymann H56R body. New in 1947 to Hastings and District, passed to Maidstone and District and sold to the Corporation in 1959 when the Hastings system closed.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Upper Stone Street, Maidstone
9. BDY809
Former Hastings trolley 34, BDY809, seen here under restoration at the EATM. BDY809, a Sunbeam W with Weymann H56R body new in 1947 was the last trolley to run at Hastings in May 1959 and was then sold to Maidstone Corporation.
Photo taken Sunday 11 September 2011, East Anglia Transport Museum Trolleybus Gala Weekend, Carlton Colville
10. BDY809
Maidstone 86, BDY809, Sunbeam W with Weymann H56R body.
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Maidstone
11. BDY818
Rear view of Maidstone 89, BDY818, Sunbeam W with Weymann H56R body.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
12. BDY818
Maidstone 89, BDY818, Sunbeam W with Weymann H56R body.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
13. BDY819
Hastings Tramways trolleybus 44, BDY819, was a Sunbeam W with Weymann H56R body photographed on a very wet July day.
Photo taken Tuesday 24 July 1951, Hastings