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Huddersfield in Sheffield.

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Sometime in the late 60's / early 70's during a bus shortage, STD hired some Hudderfield Corporation CVG6LX's with East Lancs bodies for a period. They had a floppy little gear stick on a pod to the left of the steering wheel. We drivers were given just verbal instruction on the type as the gear change wasn't much different to the Atlanteans, but unlike the Atlanteans you had to look at it each change to make sure you were in the correct slot as it had a mind of its own. I drove only one of them on the 97's . Waiting passengers were most confused.

Like Sheffield, Huddersfield ran a high standard fleet of buses along with trolleybuses on similarly hilly routes, the trolleys leaving the diesels ( and all else ) standing ! Huddersfield never had adverts on their fine fleet. Elderly and disabled passengers must have found difficulty boarding and alighting the trolleys as they had 2 steps to the rear platform, some can be seen and ridden on at the Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum near Doncaster.

 

Huddersfield Corporation - Daimler CVG6 - HVH 472D - 472

 

 

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Stillhpqscan0001.jpg sporting its Huddersfield Transport Centenary livery on the 18th August 1985 at Crich Tramway Museum, one passenger appears to have been 'rained off'!

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If I remember rightly the hire ins you mention were early 70s.

 

It included Huddersfield CVGs, Edinborough PDs, Doncaster PDs

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