New Plymouth Tramways, Trolleybus #1

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Circa 1950s
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New Plymouth Tramways, Trolleybus #1 parked on Tukapa Street, pre 1960.
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Production date
Circa 1950s
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PHO2004-287
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This photo is very interesting. The bus has only one pole up and there sees to be only one wire. This is possibly an early test run before the trams finished, The current was picked up with one pole from the tramway overhead wire with the circuit being completed by means of a "skate" dragged along a tram rail. There appears to be tram rails in the road.

- Howard S. Anderson on 08-05-2016 22:18:33

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