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Trolleybus Gets New Colours

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16 December 2014

Thanks to the tireless efforts of our Transport Volunteer Group, the number 735 Karrier W trolleybus, built in 1946, is now sporting Walsall Colours.

The Black Country Museum Transport Group, who recently won an Arts and Heritage award for “outstanding commitment to voluntary service in the Dudley Borough” has spent the past three years restoring the bus and painting it from its Bradford blue and cream to the two shades of blue it would have sported on the Walsall route.

Trolleybuses were first introduced to Britain in the early 1900s and in Walsall, they ran from the 1930s up until the 1970s. The 735 bus, the same model as used in the Black Country during  the 1930s and 40s, is on loan from Colin Saxton from the Bradford Trolleybus Association and early next year, plans are to start the trolleybus running on BCLM's trolley line, which is the world's longest route for double decker trolleys.

Photo above courtesy of Express & Star

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