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Sheffield Transport's only half canopy bus.

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Sheffield Transport number 54 on a route I worked regularly, unfortunately not with this vehicle. Back loader single deck and half canopy.

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I remember seeing it a few times in Handsworth, probably on the Dinnington via Kiveton Park-can't remember the route number.  Always wondered why there were no others.

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On 4/12/2018 at 12:42, Gordon crapper said:

I remember seeing it a few times in Handsworth, probably on the Dinnington via Kiveton Park-can't remember the route number.  Always wondered why there were no others.

From this site ------   http://www.old-bus-photos.co.uk/?cat=120

"54 was a demonstrator on loan from January 1940 until brought into the fleet in December of that year as number 54. It was believed to have been at the last Pre-War Commercial Motor Show.      

54 was apparently a well-liked and reliable vehicle, lasting until 1955 in service before being converted into a canteen bus with withdrawal coming in January 1961."

As you say it could have been working a Dinnington route but I wonder if 54 could have been working the Retford / Gainsborough route. In my time on the buses, some years later, if my memory serves me right, that route was on the Derbyshire staff allocation board.

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It could possibly have been on the Gainsborough route, but I have a vague feeling that I saw it coming up Laverack Street from the Richmond direction. However an 82 year old's memories are not that reliable!  Thanks for the post, very interesting.

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I'm a member of the Sheffield Transport Study Group, lots of interesting bus articles in their journal.

 

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6 hours ago, Gordon crapper said:

I'm a member of the Sheffield Transport Study Group, lots of interesting bus articles in their journal.

 

Thanks, I will look in to that.

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