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Seen at the Dewsbury Road terminus during an L.R.T.L. tour of the system is Leeds 255, the prototype Middleton bogie, new in July 1933. It had a Brush 40/30 body on Maley & Taunton Swing Link bogies and was withdrawn in October 1955, being burned at Low Fields Road Permanent Way Yard in November 1956.
It weighed 15 tons 10 cwt., was fitted with four regenerative motors and being 36' 0" long was 6" longer than the production cars, 256-271. Well known photographer Bob Parr is the gentleman about to board the tram.

Photo taken by John Kaye, Sunday 4 May 1952, Dewsbury Road, Leeds

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