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Whitehall Road, open-roofed trolley bus


Whitehall Road, open-roofed trolley bus
Description:
1912. View of an open-roofed trolley bus which was in Leeds for the purposes of demonstration. It is photographed on Whitehall Road on the new City Square to New Farnley route. This service, which commenced on 20th June 1911, was the first trolley bus service in the United Kingdom along with one in Bradford. The buses were all single deckers and numbered 501 to 504. The chassis maker was the Railless Electric Traction Company (as in the vehicle seen here) and the bodies were built by Hurst, Nelson Company. Another two routes opened in 1915, the Guiseley to Otley service on 9th September followed by the Guiseley to Burley-in-Wharfedale service on 22nd October of that year.

User Comments:

Name:
Don Smith

Comment:
I think these guy's put thoes trolly poles up for the photo, the bus is facing up Whitehall Road in the direction of Farnley, the poles are on the down side in the direction of Leeds, the bus would still run but it would reverse the motor,

Date:
01-Mar-2012

Email:
anne-donsmith@shaw.ca

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Name:
C.J.Davis

Comment:
At least the road surface isn't full of potholes!

Date:
23-Jun-2013

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