NZ5519 : British Trolleybuses - Teesside

taken 51 years ago, near to Eston, Redcar And Cleveland, Great Britain

British Trolleybuses - Teesside
British Trolleybuses - Teesside
31 March 1968 saw the opening of the very last trolleybus route to be built in Britain. It involved what was then the smallest system in the country, the Teesside Railless Traction Board, to the east of Middlesbrough. The new route linked the existing termini at Grangetown (Fabian Road) and Normanby via what had been the rural village of Eston, now swallowed up by the extension of housing development which was the reason for the route extension. In the distance can be seen chimneys of the Dorman Long steelworks, which was the original raison d'etre for a trolleybus system.
Here we see the very first official run over the system, breaking the tape at Fabian Road. It's attracted a small crowd of local residents - with a style of dress very redolent of the era.
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Date Taken
31 March 1968   (more nearby)
Friday, 13 March, 2009
Trolleybus   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 557 194 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.0168N 1:8.3932W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 557 194
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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