SJ8998 : British Trolleybuses - Manchester

taken 51 years ago, near to Droylsden, Tameside, Great Britain

British Trolleybuses - Manchester
British Trolleybuses - Manchester
Edge Lane, Droylsden. This was a location on the trolleybus service to Audenshaw via Ashton New Road where peak hour workings could turn short if required.
The two trolleybuses seen here - one from Manchester and one from Ashton - were being used for a private tour of the complete Manchester and Ashton system resulting in both vehicles visiting parts that they would not normally have reached. Ashton trolleybus did not normally work on the Ashton New Road corridor at all, let alone use this particular turning loop.
The final closure of the trolleybus system was only six months ahead.
For a slide show of British Trolleybuses in the late 60s LinkExternal link
After nearly 50 years electric traction returned to this location with the opening of the Manchester Metrolink tramway to Droylsden in 2013 LinkExternal link.
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SJ8998, 84 images   (more nearby )
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Geograph
Date Taken
12 June 1966   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 9 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Manchester 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8905 9825 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.8513N 2:9.9880W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8903 9825
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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