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Twickenham to Teddington by trolleybus.

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Published on May 5, 2008

Twickenham to Teddington by trolleybus on the first day of operation May 16th 1931.
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There are chunks of the journey missing but I have put what film clips there are into the right order.
Note the trams still in service. The driver had to drive these trams from a position completely open to the elements.
Along with the trolleybus a new tram was also entering service with a completely enclosed cab..This was the "Feltham" type tram.
The half cab trolleybus design, seen in the video, was soon to be superseded by the well known flat fronted design. The half cab trolleybuses known as "Diddlers" were retired in 1948. The last London trolleybus ran in May 1962 along the route shown in the video. Today the London bus route 281 follows the same route.

Check out these links...
LONDON TROLLEYBUSES:
http://www.trolleybus.net/

ONLINE VIDEO:
http://www.onlinevideo.me.uk

  • Category

  • Song

  • Artist

    • Jack Hylton & His Orchestra
  • Album

    • Great British Bands / Jack Hylton & His Orchestra, Volume 1 / Recordings 1926 - 1939
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • The Orchard Music (on behalf of Black Round Records)
  • Song

    • Happy Go Lucky Lane
  • Artist

    • Harold Arlen
  • Album

    • The Great Lyricists - Joe Young

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