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Seen at the Lupton Avenue stop in York Road on its way to Gipton on the penultimate day of the service is Leeds Horsfield 223, one of 100 new in 1931 with Brush 37/23 bodies on Peckham P.35 Pendulum trucks. It retained its three piece destination displays, although latterly the via one was not used, and was therefore not fitted with the Pullman sliding vents often fitted at the same time as the single blind display.
It also retained its air operated communicating bells since the fitting of electric bells also often went with the fitting of the single blind display. The air bells consisted of a plunger connected by " diameter brass tubing to the bell on the drivers platform. It was necessary to apply a sharp blow to the 1" diameter plunger to compress the air sufficiently to operate the bell and in the days of punch tickets the ticket rack was often used.

Photo taken by John Kaye, Friday 22 April 1955, York Road, Leeds

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