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Does this scene look familiar to you? (Sheffield in the 1970's)


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Voldy

Did they look like this?     In 1956 Rotherham rebodied 14 of their single-deck trolleys in this livery, sorry for off-topic.527951276_Scan_20210418(2).thumb.jpg.f85efce7f4cfdf3442c2237bc20a435c.jpgApologies for going off-topi9cDSC04137.thumb.JPG.c6586dd046c1aa5be8c2c1fc9f5ce22e.JPG

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tozzin
56 minutes ago, Voldy said:

Did they look like this?     In 1956 Rotherham rebodied 14 of their single-deck trolleys in this livery, sorry for off-topic.527951276_Scan_20210418(2).thumb.jpg.f85efce7f4cfdf3442c2237bc20a435c.jpgApologies for going off-topi9cDSC04137.thumb.JPG.c6586dd046c1aa5be8c2c1fc9f5ce22e.JPG

That’s the one.

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Lemmy117

Well if that is the type then you must have ridden on it in Rotherham. The service between Sheffield and Rotherham was operated by the single ended trams but never trolley buses. A tram works by getting electricity from the overhead wire and returning it through the rails, a trolley bus needs another overhead wire to return the current as it has rubber tyres, and Sheffield only had a single wire system.

Nigel L

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tozzin
12 hours ago, Lemmy117 said:

Well if that is the type then you must have ridden on it in Rotherham. The service between Sheffield and Rotherham was operated by the single ended trams but never trolley buses. A tram works by getting electricity from the overhead wire and returning it through the rails, a trolley bus needs another overhead wire to return the current as it has rubber tyres, and Sheffield only had a single wire system.

Nigel L

I NEVER rode a trolley bus in Rotherham and I can remember what I saw double decker buses leaving from near the Rotherham House, c 1956/7.

As a footnote, I never set foot in Rotherham until 1964.

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Voldy
On 18/04/2021 at 09:29, tozzin said:

I never ever rode any of the trolley buses that went to Rotherham from Exchange Street, anyone had the pleasure?

This was the first post on this thread to mention trolley buses.  Subsequent posts to clarify the history of this route led to my input (for which I apologised for going 'off post') to clear up outstanding queries.

It happens frequently that posts are deviated from the thread title or are inadvertantly duplicated in some way, for the most part we accept this. Our objective should be to ensure what we post is an accurate and true account worthy of this website's historical purpose.

 

  

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LeadFarmer

Michael Henry Fanshawe posted this 1950's image on Facebook which is roughly the same view

 

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LeadFarmer

And the view looking up from the Rag & Tag market, can see the same building as the original photo...

(posted by Barry Martin on Facebook)

 

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Voldy

Thank you for posting those pictures ( I don't use Facebook!), especially the 1950's shot. It looks like a Sunday evening and reminds me of the visits made to relatives who lived at Sky Edge in the 40's and early 50's; very much the Sheffield of my youth.

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madannie77
22 hours ago, S13Quack said:

Love the yellow bin

 

Especially for you, plenty of yellow bins lol

 

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