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London Trolleybuses Vol. 2

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London Trolleybuses Vol. 2

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On 1st.January 1961, London Transport still had some 650 trolleybuses operating from 9 depots on 31 services. Within 18 months however, the system had gone; the last vehicles running into Fulwell depot on 9th.May 1962. This video looks in detail at stages 9-14 of the conversion programme with historical footage where available. A collection of films focusing on the final months of the world's largest trolleybus system. Stage 9 (Jan 1961) follows the heavily used U-shaped 653. Stage 10 (April 1961) travels out to Enfield and Waltham Cross through the major trolleybus junctions at "The Nags Head" and "Manor House". Stage 11 (July 1961) samples the 13 mile 649 with peak hour activity at Stamford Hill. Stage 12 (Nov 1961) observes the on-going run down of operations at North Finchley. Stage 13 (Jan 1962) shows the demise of routes to Barnet, Edgware and Harlesden. Stage 14 (May 1962) concentrated on the 657/667 to Shepherd's Bush and Hammersmith.

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Stock Code: VI0575.0
Publication Date: 11 Jan 1980
Publisher: ONLINE
Publication Status: Available
MDS Books

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