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London Transport 1731, GLB731, a SA1 class trolleybus seen on route 691. It was an 8' wide Leyland TTB6 with a Metro Cammell 72 seat body, new in February 1942, part of an order for Durban but diverted to London because of shipping difficulties. As built they had a separate front exit but this was replaced by fixed panelling by LT and seating for 2 extra passengers added where the door had been - the non-standard destination boards were retained throughout their life.
1731 was withdrawn 3 months after his photo was taken when route 691 was converted to bus operation as part of the third trolleybus conversion stage on 18th August 1959.
Photo taken by the late John Boylett, courtesy of John Kaye, Saturday 16 May 1959, Horns Road, Ilford
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