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That one looks to be on the Clifton estate

 

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67 terminus Langstrath Road / Green Lane.

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Thanks Mick, I did wonder, at first I thought it was the 68 terminus near the top of Farnborough road but with no sign of Pastures avenue I had to think again, didn't all the terminii have those clocks

 

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Thing is those clocks were never accurate !

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I used to catch the 68 from the old Broad Marsh after another session at the Peoples college, in them days there were the NCT 68,South Notts to Gotham or East Leake or the WBUDC that was numbered the same as NCT,68, NCT always went down Queens Drive and over Clifton bridge while South Notts and WBUDC went down Wilford lane I think the reason was the low bridge on Wilford lane between the Chateau and Wilford village, if I missed any of those it would be the 67 which I think terminated near the Peacock pub,what we called "Big shops"

 

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Edit, forgot to add some of the WBUDC and South Notts buses ran from Huntingdon street as well as Broad marsh, I used to catch them near the bus depot on Parliament street when going home from the garage at the bottom of Sneinton road when I wasn't goint to work on me bike

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The'Magic Roundabout' as it was known. The free 77 bus pictured 40 years ago.1910702.jpgGAU 728L, approaching Parliament St.and Derby Rd.Equitable building with scaffolding.3713902.jpgMaid Marian Way, 1978.6690415.jpgSame bus, different day- but same year..outside The Abbey 'Habit'.

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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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A couple of times I went the wrong way, surprising thing is that none of the passengers said anything.

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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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I suspect that it is "fresh out of the box" and still at the bodybuilder's factory, East Lancashire , Blackburn.

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