and a real picture it is too!
John Parkin <Trolleybus654@aol.com> writes:
LONDON TROLLEYBUS 1812 RE LAUNCHED INTO SERVICE AT SANDTOFT
I spent an enjoyable day at Sandtoft on Bank Holiday Monday. London Trolleybus 1812 - ex Spain - was re-launched into passenger service, following a full restoration. It was very good and a pleasure to ride on. Some of the pictures taken on that day are shown below.
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1812 and the famous London Trolleybus symbol
The rear of 1812 with its poles down
Gavin Booth [Editor Classic Bus] and Mike Dare [Chairman BTS] at the launching ceremony
1812 under the wires alongside the period shops
1812 waits to pick up passengers with Glasgow 78 behind
With London RM 329 behind outside Axholme Stores
The captions to all the pictures on this page were written
by John Parkin
who would welcome your observations and comments.
Some Background Notes
Ex-London Transport #1812 [registration number HYM 812], a double deck 70-seat 3-axle trolleybus of BUT
manufacture, dates from 1948. It is one of just 127 trolleybuses bought by London Transport after the Second World War,
designated the Q1 Class, to replace the capital's original 1931 trolleybuses and to replace vehicles destroyed during