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Once, when I was a conductor I was working on the 39 out of parliament St. Up derby rd. to canning circus and don't know what happened but instead of going onto Ilkeston road we went on alfreton rd !! Went as far as boden St. and removed poles and went on boden to Ronald St. And back on to Ilkeston rd.(on batteries !). Nobody said a word. Funny what you remember when prompted. B.

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Been there, done it, etc. (Not trolley buses I might add).  It just amused me how the passengers just sat there like dummies making out they didn't notice!

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Just out of curiosity BK how far could you run one of those trolley buses on batteries?  It would be a lot of weight to move far.

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Best thing about Trolley Buses was you could hop on and hop off when ever you pleased.

 

The best buses though were? 

You were running to catch the bus and the conductor  waited till you was almost there, then he/she would ring the bell and the bus was gone, you were left puffing and panting knowing you would be late for work, yet again.

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Hi L.L., in reply to your question is in truth i dont know. They had a huge array of batteries underneath though. Where we came adrift, Boden st. is downhill so we virtually coasted down and on to Ronald st. We crossed over Ilkeston rd. and i put the poles back on and we carried on to Wollaton park terminus, behind the one we should have been following ! The batteries would be charged up during running. Beekay.

7 hours ago, loppylugs said:

Just out of curiosity BK how far could you run one of those trolley buses on batteries?  It would be a lot of weight to move far.

Can I add a belated comment on buses, 56, 60 and 13. As an ex driver on these services out of bilborough depot, I seem to recall that the 56 ran every twenty minutes, on the hour, twenty past and twenty to. The 60 was ten past, half past and ten to the hour. The 13 was not a works service but a regular. Why the powers that be chose that route to bilborough I've no idea, but then why do they choose any route. I once was on a 13 route and forgot to turn at western boulevard and carried on aspley lane !! Realised my error was able to turn round and correct my mistake. Whoops !

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In it's 14th year this bus thread!

KTV-337.jpgKTV 337..a Beeston bound Regent resting on Granby Street...that's Maid Marian Way area....in new money.

1963?..this livery was experimental Deepdene?

Ian.

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When i'm over ..i get the bus here to the Elwes..not sure of the date..but that Crown Paint Centre was there when i was jobbing.4345436.jpgThe 39 to Carlton..there was another Golden Egg Cafe along here.

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20 hours ago, IAN123. said:

In it's 14th year this bus thread!

KTV-337.jpgKTV 337..a Beeston bound Regent resting on Granby Street...that's Maid Marian Way area....in new money.

1963?..this livery was experimental Deepdene?

Ian.

Ian, yes it was decided to increase the amount of green to below the upper deck window line and add in the green band between decks. Which to my min ,at least, gave the best version of the green and cream livery.

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Crabtree Farm route...75.4791057333-68105a94a6-b.jpgshame my bus mate gets no mentions..his knowledge of renowns was renowned.

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23 minutes ago, catfan said:

Colin Street this one !

Collin Street? 

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On 12/19/2018 at 10:42 PM, IAN123. said:

Was it Beekay that piloted these 43's?1965-Nottm-Mkt-Sq-Trolleybus.jpgSlab Square '65.

No Ian, by 1965 I was driving up at Bilborough depot.

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1 hour ago, IAN123. said:

Sorry folks..could'nt resist.2218924957-f0c72e3849-b.jpg

Ian, not a Renown though, an ex East Yorkshire  Motor Services AEC Bridgemaster. The small window in front of the entrance is the give away clue.

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2 hours ago, catfan said:

Broad Marsh.

Yes Catfan I know that COLLIN Street is by Broad Marsh ;)

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Slip of the halo possibly Lizzie.

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Yes, those are doors directly facing the chip shop. Kicked many a football up against the shutters, that's before those swing doors were added, the scabby bit of partition wasn't there either. We used to muck about in there until we got chased out. Down behind those buses out the other end on the left were the scrap bays. We used to furtle out the wheel bearing races, crack them open and use the ball bearings for marbles.

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