Thursday, 6 March 2014

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Suffolk Made & Operated


With the spring like weather of the last few days, our thoughts turn towards this year's outside events

Neil Chilvers reminds me that the East Anglia Transport Museum at Carlton Colville, near Lowestoft, are holding a Suffolk Made & Operated event during May

Organised in conjunction with Ipswich Transport Museum, it celebrates the transport heritage of Suffolk and is being held on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May

Buses from the extensive collection of both museums together with those made or operated in the county will offer regular free bus services to Lowestoft and Beccles

However, the star of the show will be the recently restored Ipswich Trolleybus 105 (seen above) making its public service d├ębut.

The interior of  Ipswich Trolleybus 105
It will be the first time an Ipswich trolleybus has operated under the wires in its home county since the system closed

Continuing the theme will be Suffolk built Garrett trolleybus NESA No 5, resident of the museum and currently the oldest serviceable trolleybus in the world

The other museum events for 2014 are the Hop on a Bus Day on Sunday 22nd  June  and the End of Season Gala on 6/7th September

My thanks to Neil for the information and photos.

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