“Being unable to use a bus from Mike Walkers collection, this time we travelled on Western Welsh 1370 from our depot collection. Driven by Alan Jones, recovered after his drive to Bristol on Sunday, over 30 members and guests set out on a nondescript night, and headed to Wentloog to visit the Trolleybus society workshops. Driving through Cardiff Bay, we arrived about eight o clock and were greeted warmly by Keith the Cardiff & South Wales Trolleybus Projects, group chairman.
A new addition at the premises is Alan Smiths ex Bristol convertible Lodekka (with its lid on), but which looks like it needs a bit of work on it.
Work continues on the two Cardiff trolleys, and 243 looks splendid inside, with work continuing on the outside. 262 has had an excellent platform and staircase rebuild, but work is on hold on the Bradford vehicle (704).
We were treated to tea and biscuits by the Trolleybus group, which, with the sudden inclement weather outside, was very welcome.
Leaving just before Ten o clock, we arrived back in Barry about 1030.”
An enjoyable evening was had by all whim attended.

photos: left, Cardiff Trolley 262 the only Bruce built Trolleybus in captivity!  inset top: Western Welsh Tiger Cub 1370, inset centre: Cardiff 243 East Lancs B40R Trolleybus rear, finally below: Bradford/East Lancs 704. A brief summary of our August trip, by Paul Hamley.........

photos: left, Cardiff Trolley 262 the only Bruce built Trolleybus in captivity! inset top: Western Welsh Tiger Cub 1370, inset centre: Cardiff 243 East Lancs B40R Trolleybus rear, finally below: Bradford/East Lancs 704.
A brief summary of our August trip, by Paul Hamley………

April 1st, 2012

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