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November 2017

In the November edition of our magazine we conclude Art Peterson's series about Chicago trolleybuses with "Odds & Ends", which looks at the Chicago fleet's rarities and auxiliary vehicles. We also look at the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft's announcement that a replica of the Cedes-Stoll trackless which was the first trolleybus to carry passengers in London and was later sold to Keighley, where it was given the possibly unique fleet number 0! Gunter Mackinger then shows us a relic from the Cedes-Stoll age. In Museum & Preservation News we report on the launch of Teesside 11 after its restoration and World News includes a report on the opening of a new system in Marrakech and the trolleybus trials in Prague as well as several reports of orders for new trolleybuses.

October 2017

This month's edition has a stunning cover photo of the first Van Hool Exqui.City double-articulated trolleybus for Linz, and an article about it inside. We also feature the Black Country Living Museum's development plans, the arrival of further ex-Luzern NAWs in Valparaiso, a visit to a German model tram show which included trolleybus layouts, and Wellington, in what is likely to be the system's final month before closure. We also have reviews of the new Wolverhampton trolleybus and tram books which have been jointly published by Trolleybooks (jointly owned by the British Trolleybus Society and the NTA) and the LRTA and of "Trolleybus Twilight". All this plus news of trolleybus operators and museums around the world.

September 2017

In this month's edition, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the closure of the Derby trolleybus system, with a fascinating photo feature by Tony Belton, as well as a recollection of a difficult journey for Derby 172 when first preserved. Stefan Limburg tells us about the approval of an extension to the Luzern network, while James Marriott records the presence of eight ex-Vancouver CCF-Brills in Sandon, BC. We also review the new "A - Z of British Trolleybuses" by Stephen Lockwood, and bring news of the latest publications by Trolleybooks (this time jointly published with the LRTA) - "The Tramways of Wolverhampton" and "Trolleybuses in Wolverhampton". All this, plus lots of news from museums and operators around the world. 

August 2017

This month we have two photo features; Tony Belton says farewell to Tallinn's route 9 and John Zebedee records the celebrations for 65 years of trolleybus operation in Pardubice. Also, David Bowler recounts the history of Cape Town's Sunbeam MS2s and we have the latest news of trolleybus operators and trolleybus preservation around the world as well as a review of a new book about Swiss trolleybus and tram operators.

July 2017

This month's edition of our monthly magazine has features about our purchase of land which will result in the expansion of the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft and greater long-term security for the Society's historic fleet and we also report on a very successful BTS weekend at Sandtoft which included the launch into service of Walsall 872.
Another feature reports the welcome news that the controversy caused by the sudden closure of Piatra Neamt's trolleybus system has led to trolleybuses returning to the streets, albeit at peak hours only at present.
That's not all! Stephen Lockwood reviews the latest from Trolleybooks, "Lombard-Gerin & Inventing the Trolleybus" and we have the latest news from operators and museums around the world.

June 2017

In the June edition, Stefan Limburg writes a brief history of the Dortmund Trolleybus system, to commenorate the 50th anniversary of its closure. There is also news of the successful repatriation of Bournemouth 299, as Keith Baynton reports on the successful mission to move this vehicle from Castleruddery in Ireland, to a new site in England. Also on the move is Glasgow's last surviving single-deck Trolleybus, which has been moved out of store, to Glasgow Riverside Museum, 

Trolleybus May 2017May 2017

This month's edition marks the 50th anniversary of the closure of the Glasgow system and 55 years since the closure of the London system. Tony Belton has provided some wonderful colour views of both systems. Gunter Mackinger reports on the loss of the Piatra Neamt system in Romania. Gus Seipp brings us the latest news on the Museums and Preservation front whilst Bruce Lake updates us on the latest World News.

Trolleybus April 2017April 2017

This month we pay tribute to the Maidstone trolleybus system, which closed 50 years ago, with Colin Allen looking at the possibility of the continued existence of an early fleet member and Andrew Henbest recalling his visits to the system. We also remember member number 1, Len Head, who died ten years ago, by publishing some of his photos of the Iberian peninsular in 1965. All this plus the latest news of trolleybus operators and museums around the world.

Trolleybus March 2017March 2017

On this month's cover we have a fine photo of Valparaiso 814 by Sam Fuentes. Still in daily service, 814 will turn 70 later this year! Inside the magazine we have a Tony Belton photo feature to celebrate the memory of Wolverhampton's trolleybus system, which closed on 5 March 1967. We have features on some recent developments - the prototype SwissTrolley plus, which is cheaper, lighter and more efficient, Shanghai's first bus-to-trolleybus conversion for 32 years and the retirement of St Gallen's "Grandmother", no. 155.

All this plus the latest news of trolleybus operators and museums around the world.

Trolleybus February 2017February 2017

This month we have some stunning images of Wellington trolleybuses on the front and rear covers, courtesy Alan Wickens of New Zealand magazine "Under the Wires". Sadly the Wellington closure is still set to go ahead, although it has been put back by one month.
We have a report from Sam Fuentes of the Trolleybus Valparaíso website about his recent visit to Mendoza, where the future of the trolleybus system is in doubt. On a positive note, Gunter Mackinger reports on the opening of a new line in Ivano-Frankivsk and on plans to modernise the system. Part lll of Art Peterson's Chicago Trolleybus Primer provides another set of superb archive colour photos from the 1950s - 1970s.
All that plus a review of a history of Brisbane's trolleybuses and all the news from museums and operators around the world.

Trolleybus January 2017January 2017

We start the new year with some good news, with features on the recent expansion of the trolleybus networks in Luzern and Salzburg and the move of the latest member of the BTS fleet, Bournemouth 301, from Winkleigh to the Reading area. We review the latest in the "Trolleybus Classics" series, which looks at the Glasgow system, and as usual there is the latest news from trolleybus operators and museums around the world, including a full list of 2017 events at the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft.

Trolleybus December 2016December 2016

This month we have a photo feature by Tony Belton to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the closure of the Manchester and Ashton trolleybus systems, we look at the history of Seattle's Breda trolleybuses and their final operation, and we review three books including member Peter Smith's new definitive history of Cardiff's trolleybus system. All that, plus the latest news from trolleybus operators and museums around the world.

Trolleybus October 2016November 2016

This month we head back to the USA for part 2 of the Chicago Trolleybus Primer, featuring excellent vintage colour photos from the Krambles/Peterson Archive, we have a photo feature on trolleybuses in Moldova's capital, Chisinau, and a recent participant at a Sandtoft Trolleybus Driving Experience shares his experience. All this plus a book review and news of trolleybus preservation and operation around the world.

Trolleybus October 2016October 2016

There's lots of yellow this month! We have a Tony Belton photo feature to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the closure of Newcastle's trolleybus system and Stefan Limburg celebrates the Schaffhausen system's 50th anniversary (it opened 8 days before Newcastle closed) with a history of the undertaking. Further causes for celebration which we document this month are the launch of the replica Mercédés-électrique-Stoll trolleybus in České Velenice and the expansion of Pleven's trolleybus system, reported by Branimir Pantaleev. All that plus news from operators around the world and from the museums.

Trolleybus September 2016September 2016

In this month's edition of Trolleybus we report on the events in Plzeň to celebrate the 75th anniversary of trolleybus operation and the 80th anniversary of Škoda trolleybus production, Tony Belton concludes his history of London trolleybus 260 and a photo feature by Gunter Mackinger shows the trolleybuses of Bender, Moldova. We also review Michael Russell's "London Trolleybuses a colour album" and still on the London theme we have a trolleybus-related quote from the singer Judy Dyble's recently-published autobiography accompanied by a photo which tells an interesting story in itself. All that plus news from operators around the world and from the museums.

Trolleybus August 2016August 2016

Happy birthday London trolleybus no 260! Monday 1st August 2016 was the 80th anniversary of 260 first being licensed for service and to mark the occasion Tony Belton tells the story of 260's purchase and preservation. Trolleybuses have been operating in Luzern, Switzerland, for 75 years this year and in this edition David Bowler recounts the system's history and we look at an anniversary event. As well as these articles we review "Hold on Tight", member Martin Eady's history of the trade unions and London's public transport and the new "Swiss Tram and Trolleybus Atlas". Museum & Preservation News includes Nottingham 506's trip home in July and in World News we are able to report the opening of two new trolleybus systems.

Trolleybus July 2016July 2016

We are proud to announce that the British Trolleybus Society has purchased Bournemouth 301, the last new trolleybus to enter service in the UK. It is now housed at the West of England Transport Collection but will eventually reside at the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft.
Read all about it in the July edition of our monthly magazine, "Trolleybus", where our Archivist Dave Hall also commemorates the 80th anniversary of the opening of Reading's trolleybus system and we examine in detail the Planning Inspector's report which led to the rejection of the Leeds NGT scheme, which would have seen trolleybuses introduced in 2020.

Trolleybus June 2016June 2016

This month we have a splendid commemoration of the Nottingham trolleybus system fifty years after it closed featuring a selection of Tony Belton's photos. (The last trolleybus ran on 30 June 1966 and there was an official ceremony the following day). We look at trolleybus manufacture in Belarus and review three new books as well as bringing you all the latest news from operators and museums around the world.

Trolleybus May 2016May 2016

In the May 2016 edition of our monthly magazine, Trolleybus, Chris Veasey looks at Minsk's thriving trolleybus network. Tony Belton celebrates the 55th anniversary of the preservation of London K2 class trolleybus 1253, which is now on display at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden. We also have a photo feature by Tony showing the old and the new in Cagliari, where the 25-year-old SOCIMI trolleybuses are soon to be withdrawn. There is also a feature about York, where the original trolleybus depot has recently been demolished. As well as all this we review the excellent new Czech trolleybus atlas and bring you the latest operational and museum news from around the world.

Trolleybus April 2016April 2016

In the April edition of our monthly magazine Chris Baldwin tells us about his encounters with trolleybuses, going back to 1949, Gerry Carroll shows us trolleybuses on the beach in Rimini and Tony Belton looks at Košice where a decision is awaited on the system's future. We also include a tribute to the late Dagmar Braunova and report on the preparations for the launch of a replica Cédès-Stoll car in České Velenice and progress with the restoration of a 1936 Prague Praga TOT. Plus all the world and museum news, London traction poles in Huddersfield and the closure of trolleybus systems in two European capital cities 50 years ago.

Trolleybus March 2016March 2016

 

Art Peterson looks back at the Chicago Transit Authority, who abandoned their trolleybus system some 40 years ago. It used to be the largest trolleybus operator in North America.

The Illinois Railway Museum has a fascinating collection of trolleybuses which can also be operated on the museum operating line. You can read all about it in this issue.

The last of London Transport's Traction Poles are fast disappearing as John Parkin explains.

The latest news from both the Preservation Scene and World News is also included in this issue.

Trolleybus February 2016February 2016

Tony Belton witnessed the London Transport Q1s being loaded onto ships bound for Spain in 1961 and he gives his account together with some classic photos from this time.

At one time British manufacturers exported trolleybus chassis and complete vehicles around the world. Brian Deans looks at a few of the vehicles which were exported to Europe.

Trolleybooks recently launched its latest publication, Belfast Trolleybuses, at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum in November. A report of the event is included.

David Lawrence brings us the latest news on the Preservation scene whilst Bruce Lake updates us on the latest World News.

Trolleybus January 2016January 2016

In this months issue John Parkin reminisces London Trolleybus route 654

Dave Hall reports on his visit to the Rimini trolleybus system in the summer of 2015 as well as give a history of that system

Dave Lawrence visited the Biel/Bienne trolleybus system for their 75th anniversary celebrations and tells us all about it.

Marcus Fey reports on the last13 MAN trolleybuses departing Solingen bound for the Ukraine for onward sale.

There is the usual roundup of Museum & Preservation News and also World News

Trolleybus December 2015

December 2015

This month's edition of Trolleybus includes features on our project to restore our 1927 Garrett trolleybus, Mexborough & Swinton 34, Winterthur's Open Day in September and the 75th anniversary celebrations in Salzburg in October as well as a visit to Budapest in November. We also review "The History of Trolleybuses in Crimea" and bring you all the latest Museum & Preservation and World News.

Trolleybus November 2015November 2015

Dave Chick reviews the European Weekend which took place at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft on the 19/20 September 2015.

Tony Belton looks at the trolleybuses passing over the new bridge over the railway tracks at Eberswalde Hauptbahnof and comapres that with old iron girder bridge whilst Dave Chick rcalls the events which took place to mark the 75th anniversary of trolleybus operation there.

Gunter Mackinger tells us about the UITP Trolleybus Committee which recently met in Malatya, a Turkish city which inaugurated its trolleybus system in March this year. The subject was  "Introduction of a Trolleybus System in the City "

Brian Deans reviews the latest publication from Trolleybooks, Belfast Trolleybuses by Mike Maybin.

The usual Museum & Preservation News and also World News are also included this month.

 

 

 

Trolleybus October 2015October 2015

This months issue includes three features about British trolleybus heritage. Dave Lawrence goes behind the scenes at Ipswich Transport Museum, we look at a couple of reminders of the Bournemouth system and Tony Belton recalls the Rotherham system in a photo feature to mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of that system. We also remember the life of our Vice President Lord Montagu, who passed away on 31 August. As usual the latest museum and preservation news is included and we have a bumper crop of World News. On the cover is a Bergen trolleybus in the new livery.

Trolleybus September 2015September 2015

Our main feature this month is the story of the thriving trolleybus system in Cluj Napoca, Romania. We also pay tribute to our founder, Mike Dare, who passed away 10 years ago, with some of Tony Belton's fine photos showing trolleybuses in service which still survive at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft thanks to Mike. We review "The Colours of Yesterday's Trolleybuses" and as usual bring you news of museums and preservation as well as trolleybus operators around the world.

Trolleybus August 2015August 2015

This month we have features on the 50th anniversary of trolleybus operation in Tallinn and the centenary of the opening of the Mexborough & Swinton system. This includes a photo feature by Tony Belton, who visited 7 days before the system closed in 1961, and a report on progress with the preparations to restore our 1927 Garrett trolleybus, Mexborough & Swinton 34. We also review three books about London trolleybuses and have our usual news columns with information about trolleybus operations and museums worldwide.

Trolleybus July 2015July 2015

This months issue includes two historic features; Dave Hall looks at the history of Reading's service to Caversham Bridge, which closed 50 years ago, and Stefan Limburg tells us the story of the trolleybus in Heilbronn, Germany. We also have a photo feature of Bratislava's fleet by Tony Belton including the 14 Trs and 15 Trs which are on their way out and the 30 Trs and 31 Trs which are replacing them. On top of all that there's a review of a new book about the Northern Coachbuilders company and our usual news columns.

Trolleybus June 2015June 2015

In the June edition of our monthly magazine we have items about the first 1000 Solaris Trollinos and the renovation of the oldest Skoda 15 Tr, Branimir Pantaleev describes the modernisation and expansion of the trolleybus system in Pleven, Bulgaria, and we have a photo feature of trolleybuses in Tallinn in each of the four seasons by Mari-Liis Meisterson. All this and the latest news from around the world.

Trolleybus May 2015May 2015

The May edition features a history of the Castellon trolleybus system, including the original line which operated in the 1960s. We also have photo features on the launch of the world's newest trolleybus system (Malatya, Turkey) and the launch of the ex-Luzern NAWs in Valparaiso. This is the first all colour edition of our journal.

April 2015

Trolleybus April 2015April 2015

This month we tell the story of Bradford's AEC "Q" trolleybus no 633, we have a photo feature of Genoa and Napoli and we review Stephen Lockwood's excellent new book about Huddersfield's trolleybuses. We are also pleased to announce that from the May edition every printed issue of"Trolleybus" will be published in full colour!

March 2015

Trolleybus March 2015March 2015

This months issue features photos of the test runs of Valparaiso's ex-Luzern NAWs on the cover and inside. We launch a fund to restore 1927 Garrett trolleybusMexborough & Swinton 34, review Philip Jenkinson's book of reminiscences of Huddersfield's trolleybuses, and have an article about Riga's trolleybus trains (coupled 9 Trs). Plus all the latest news!

Trolleybus February 2015February 2015

This month Andre Corteil describes the preservation of Gent 11, we review "War and Austerity" and have photos of trolleybuses on the "Routemaster Trail" as well as photos of the Malatya system which is due to open this month, and trolleybuses in the snow and in the sun, plus the latest news of trolleybus operators and museums.

Trolleybus January 2015January 2015

In November 2014 Shanghai became the first trolleybus system to celebrate its 100th anniversary and a brief report is included.

The National Transport Museum Of Ireland is planning to dispose of Bournemouth trolleybus 299 and is willing to donate it to any group that can look after it. Full details are in this issue.

Škoda celebrated the production of its 14,000th trolleybus in November and a review of Škoda's history is included in this issue.

Gus Seipp reviews the latest Middleton Press Trolleybus Classics series on Walsall.

David Lawrence reports on the latest news on trolleybus preservation whilst Bruce Lake brings us up to date with the latest World News. 

Trolleybus December 2014December 2014

Can the Coimbra trolleybus system survive? John Zebedee fears for its future and tells us why.

There is news on plans to repatriate  Berna Trolleybus Genèva 617 from Chile.

A tribute to the late John Michael Burrows who was one of the key founder members of our Society is included this month.

There is a colour photo centre page spread of Neauchâtel trolleybuses.

The Public Inquiry into the proposed Leeds Trolleybus system has now closed and a summary of the conclusions drawn are detailed.

Trolleybus November 2014November 2014

The Members Day & BTS AGM was held on 11 October 2014 and a fun day was had by all. You can read all about it in this issue.

There is a review on the 20 years of Trolleybus operation in Żilina and also a brief look at the Nijmegen system.

The European Trolleybus Event was a joint venture between the BTS and The Trolleybus Museum At Sandtoft and featured a unique event featuring "clippies" which you can read about in this issue!!!!

There is a full review of the "Trolleybuses In The First World War" exhibition recently opened at Sandtoft.

There is also a centre page colour spread of trolleybuses passing bridges in Gdynia.

Trolleybus October 2014October 2014

There is a look at the new state of the art depot and repair facility in Plzeň in the Czech Republic.

Dave Chick informs us of the new 'Trolleybuses In The First World War' exhibition at Sandtoft.

There is a four page colour spread of Hull trolleybus photos to mark the 50th anniversary of the system closure.

The new Portsmouth Trolleybus history book written by David Bowler is reviewed. 

David Lawrence brings us up to date with the latest news from the trolleybus preservation movement whilst Bruce Lake reports on  the latest World Trolleybus News.

Trolleybus September 2014September 2014

This months edition features our latest trolleybus restoration, Huddersfield 631. Inside there are features about an exciting project to build a replica Cedes-Stoll trolleybus, changes in Bratislava, Sandtoft Gathering, New Zealand museums and the trolleybuses of Usti nad Labem and Teplice - plus news and reviews.

Trolleybus August 2014August 2014


This month we look at two Swiss systems, with a brief history of La Chaux-de-Fonds and an article about the entry into service of the first of Luzern's new Hess Lightram4 double-articulated trolleybuses. We also remember Pontevedra, where trolleybus operation ended 25 years ago, and member Mari-Liis Meisterson, manager of the world's most successful Facebook page for trolleybus enthusiasts, shares some interesting photos which have recently appeared on her page. All that and the latest news of museums and operators worldwide

Trolleybus July 2014

July 2014

This month Gerry Kandler reminisces about Portsmouth's trolleybuses, we look at the Roe weekend at Sandtoft and "Made in Suffolk..." at Carlton Colville, as well as the temporary closure of the La Chaux de Fonds system, which may turn out to be permanent. We also remember Marseille's trolleybuses and report the news from museums and operators around the world.

Trolleybus June 2014

June 2014

This month we have features on Support Societies' Weekend at Sandtoft, the operation of historic trolleybuses in Brno last year, a.nd our newest member, Mari-Liis from Tallinn, tells us about her very popular Facebook page "Trolleybus" and the film which was made about her and her hobby. On a sad note, we say farewell to Ian Cunningham, Stan Letts and Don Jones. Plus all the latest news from around the world.

Trolleybus May 2014

May 2014

This month we have a Luzern NAW on the cover; ten have just been sold to Valparaiso. We report on Ipswich 105 running for the first time in 52 years and Mark Smith updates us on progress at the Ipswich Transport Museum; there are features on Minsk, one of the world's largest trolleybus systems, the record trolleybus production at Škoda Electric and an EU award for Gdynia's project to modernise its trolleybus system which the judges said "symbolises the renaissance of the trolleybus in Europe". Plus all the latest news and a couple of lovely photos of Belfast trolleybuses on the back cover!

Trolleybus April 2014

April 2014

Tony Belton marks the 50th anniversary of the closure of the South Shields system with a selction of his photos taken in 1962 and 1963, including a full centre page spread in colour.

There is news on the re-instatement of the Maxglan Loop on the Salzburg system.

Conservation of photos and documents is a little known aspect of the Society's work. Dave Hall explains his role in this.

There is a report of the Museum dopravy ve Strašicích near Plzen in the Czech Republic.

David Lawrence discusses the latest events in Museum & Preservation News and Bruce Lake brings us the latest World News

Trolleybus March 2014

March 2014

David Young reports on his recent visit to the Lyon trolleybus system in France.

The colour centre spread shows some nice photos of Trolleybuses in Canada and America taken by Tony Belton.

There are details of the Public Inquiry to be held into the Leeds Trolleybus Project.

Details are given of Skoda's plans for a record breaking year in trolleybus production.

David Lawrence reports the latest Trolleybus Preservation news whilst Bruce Lake updates us on the latest World News.

Trolleybus February 2014

February 2014

Sam Fuentes relates the story of the trolleybus in his home town of Valparaiso.

Dr. Zoltán Adám Németh reports on Szeged's (Hungary) new trolleybus route.

Threre is an update on the Leeds Trolleybus Project.

The latest Trolleybus Classics book on rotherham is reviewed

David Lawrence informs us of the latest happenings in the Trolleybus Preservation movement whilst Bruce Lake keeps us up to date with the latest World News.

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Tony Belton presents a special feature on London Transport's use of "Extra" trolleybuses on Bank Holidays.

There are also features on trolleybuses and breweries in Ĉeské Budějovice, an unusual example of trolleybus-like technology near Berlin, and trolleybuses at Sandtoft, the Black Country Living Museum, Brno, Ostrava, Salzburg, Solingen and 1977 views of Vevey-Montreux-Chillon-Villeneuve.

Trolleybus January 2014

January 2014

Dave Chick reports on a small enthusiast-run transport museum in Strašice near Plzeň in the Czech Republic. The museum has six trolleybuses on display.

There is an update on the latest position with the Leeds Trolleybus Project.

An obituary dedicated to Colin Enticknap, who recently passed away, is also included.

The BTS has planned out various events for 2014 and full details can be seen.

David Lawrence brings us the latest news from the Trolleybus Preservation Movement whilst Bruce Lake updates us on the latest World News.

Trolleybus December 2013

December 2013

Dave Chick reports on 'Wolverhampton 90', an event to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Wolverhampton trolleybus system.

There is also a report on the BTSs AGM which saw a tour of the former Reading trolleybus routes and a cream tea which preceded the AGM.

A colour center page spread of Doncaster trolleybus photos taken by Tony Belton is included to mark the 40th anniversary of the closure of that system.

There is a review of Vienna's Siemans electric buses which were introduced into service in the autumn of 2012.

David Lawrence brings us up to date with events in the Museum & Trolleybus Preservation world whilst Bruce Lake brings us the latest Word Trolleybus News.

Trolleybus November 2013

November 2011

Leeds Takes a Step Forward - Dave Chick talks to Dave Haskins, Project Director of the NGT team.

Remembering Klagenfurt's Trolleybuses - Gunter Mackinger looks at a small system that closed 50 years ago.

Elvis Joins Landskrona Party! - Dave Chick reports on 10 years of Trolleybuses in Landskrona and also how Elvis got in on the act!

There is a report of the European Trolleybus Day held at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandoft on
21 September 2013.

Museum & Preservation News and also World News reports are also incuded.

Trolleybus October 2013

October 2013

Jan Spousta celebrates 80 years of Milan Trolleybuses with some photos and details of both the vehicles and routes.

Dave Chick reports on the BTS Weekend held at Sandtoft over the August Bank Holiday 2013 which includes a centre page spread of colur photos of the recommissioning of Walsall 872.

The BTS and Sandtoft are working together to create an exhibition about the trolleybus during the First World War and details are given on this project.

David Lawrence brings us the latest Preservation & Museum News whilst Bruce Lake records the latest trolleybus news from around the world.

Trolleybus September 2013

September 2013

Chris Baldwin went in search of the Northern (De) Lights Of Bergen and reports on his recent visit to the trolleybus system there.

Several towns and cities in Central Europe suffered severe flooding in early June. A report looks at the repercussions on the trolleybus systems in Salzburg, Usti nad Labem and Budapest.

Trolleybus Clippies Dancing In the Street???? A Dance Company has put together a dance routine depicting four London Transport trolleybus clippies from the 601 service on their break. Find out more!

There are brief reports on the 25th anniversary of the start of the Usti nad Labem system and also on this years Sandtoft Gathering.

World News and also Museum & Preservation News columns also appear.

Trolleybus August 2013

August 2013

Dave Chick pays tribute to Martin Nimmo, a staunch trolleybus enthusiast who sadly passed away recently.

An article written by Martin Nimmo about his favourite trolleybus route (Lyon Route 6 Hotel de Ville to Croix Rousse) is re-published in this issue.

Tony Belton provides a centre page colour spread of photos of Ipswich Trolleybuses.

John Zebedee reports on the Worldwide Trolleybus Weekend at Sandtoft held on 29/30 June 2013.

Allen Harbrow tells us how the Tram and Trolleybus Museum at Ferrymead Park in Christchurch, New Zealand is recovering from damage caused by a series of earthquakes in 2010/2011.

The usual features of Museum & Preservation News and also World Trolleybus news is also included in this issue.

Trolleybus July 2013

July 2013

The UITP World Congress and Mobility & City Transport Exhibition was held in Geneva in May 2013 and a report of the event is included in this issue.

45 years after the last Huddersfield trolleybus ran, Phil Jenkinson recalls the BUTs that were operating in the latter days of the system.

Dave Chick reports on his recent visit to a celebration to mark the centenary of the Trent Motor Traction Company Ltd. The event was held at Langley Mill, former depot of the Notts & Derby trolleybus system.

Dave Lawrence gives us the latest gossip from the Museum & Preservation world whilst Bruce Lake brings us up to date with the latest World News.

Trolleybus June 2013

June 2013

The Long, Long Road To Lecce. John Zebedee looks at the Italian system which opened in 2012.

Nine years after production of trolleybuses ceased at Skoda's Ostrov factory, the company now equips trolleybuses built by othermanufacturers. There is a report on developments at Skoda Electric.

Zachary Jiang hails the return of trolleybus route 155 in Hangzhou, Eastern China.

Dave Chick reports on some councillors' opposition to the Leeds Trolleybus Scheme 

The Vancouver Observer newspaper recently featured an article hailing the Trolleybus as a 'Climate Superhero' and this is discussed in this issue.

Trolleybus May 2013

May 2013

Dave Hall concludes his series of articles on the history of the Reading Transport Society.

Hugh Taylor recalls the antics of a Huddersfield trolleybus driver on the last week of operations in the town in July 1968.

Dave Chick reports on events at Sandtoft over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Gunter Mackinger congratulates operator TCL on 70 years of trolleybus operations in Limoges.

David Lawrence brings us the latest Museum & Preservation news whilst Bruce Lake reports on the latest Trolleybus World News.

Trolleybus April 2013

April 2013

Fifty years on, Colin Allen reflects on the classic book Trolleybus Trails by James Joyce, which was published by Ian Allen in 1963.

Tony Belton markes the end of the BBC Television Centre with a remarkable photo!

A selection of previously unknown photos of St Helens Garrett Trolleybuses dating from the 1930s was found in the North West Museum of Road Transport and are reproduced with additional information from Geoff Sandford.

There is an update on the Leeds Trolleybus Project

Gunter Mackinger provides a brief look at the Beograd system in Serbia with a centre page spread of colour photos.

Trolleybus March 2013

March 2013

John Zebedee reports on his recent visit to the Gdynia trolleybus system in Poland.

The site of the former Hampden trolleybus garage in Glasgow is now a park and ride facility. Brian Deans tells us all about it.

There is a centre page spread of colour photos of trolleybuses operating in the snow.

Tony Belton reports on the demise of the Plovdiv system in Bulgaria.

Dave Chick reports on the final conference held in Hungary organised by the TROLLEY Project.

Dave Lawrence brings us up to date with Museum & Preservation News and Bruce Lake reports on the latest World News

Trolleybus February 2013

February 2013

Tony Belton, assisted by Steve Lockwood, tells the story of Huddersdield trolleybus 592 which received a second hand body in the early 1960s.

David Beach tells the story of a Trolleybus nightmare in Huddersfield.

Dave Chick reviews both the Portsmouth Corporation Transport history written by Bob Rowe and also Trolleybus miniatures, models and the real things by Ashley Bruce and Gotfried Kuře.

There is a colour centre page spread featuing Argentinian trolleybuses.

David Lawrence reports on the latest developments in  Museum & Preservation News and Bruce Lake updates us on the latest World News.

Trolleybus January 2013

January 2013

Tony Belton tells the story of 15 Graf & Stift trolleybuses in the Eberswalde fleet which were sold to Budapest.

Dave Hall continues the history of the RTS/BTS, looking at the years 1969 and 1970.

The BTS has some exciting plans for 2013 and these are reviewed in this issue.

Tony Belton reports on his visit to the West Of England Transport Collection to see the five preserved trolleybuses in their care.

David Lawrence reports the latest Museum & Preservation news whilst Bruce Lake brings us up to date with the latest World News.

Trolleybus December 2012

December 2012

Tony Belton looks at some London Trolleybus advertisement oddities

Dave Chick reviews the latest in the Trolleybus Classics series, Southend by Colin Barker and South Lancs by Stepen Lockwood and also interviews both authors.

There is a report on the funeral of the late Stanley King and also news of the death of Wayne Little, who took over the running of the Foxton Trolleybus Museum in New Zealand when his father Ian passed away in 2008.

David Lawrence reports on the latest Museum & Preservation News and Bruce Lake brings us up to date with the latest World News.

Trolleybus November 2012

November 2012

David Bowler reviews 100 years of Trolleybus operations in Switzerland.

Dave Chick tells the story of two preserved Athens trolleybuses that accidentally nearly went for scrap!

There is an Obituary for Stanley King, the President of Sandtoft who sadly passed away recently.

John Zebedee reports on the Trolleybus Gala Weekend at Carlton Colville in September 2012.

Dave Chick reports on the recent Rotherham Centenary Weekend at Sandtoft.

Trolleybus October 2012

October 2012

Dave Hall's history of the RTS/BTS continues with the birth of Sandtoft.

Dave Chick reports on the London weekend at Sandtoft over the August bank holiday which saw the relaunch of London 1348 into service. There is also a centre page spread of colour photos showing the three London trolleybuses in service that weekend.

Preserved 1924 Keighley trolleybus No. 5, which has a Straker Clouigh Chassis and Brush bodywork, made a rare public appearance in September to commemorate both the 80th anniversary since the trolleybus system was abandoned and the end of municipal transport in the West Yorkshire town. Dave Chick tells us the story.

David Lawrence reports on the latest Museum & Preservation News whilst Bruce Lake brings us up to date with the latest World News.

Trolleybus September 2012

September 2012

John Shearman tells the story about a batch of 60 BUT 9641T trolleybuses built for the Johannesburg trolleybus system in 1948.

Dave Hall continues the RTS/BTS history, Chapter 11 records events in 1968 including the abandonment of the RTS's home trolleybus system.

The Sandtoft Gathering took place on 14 & 15 July 2012 and Dave Chick, with help from Bruce Lake and Stewart David, reports on events over that weekend.

David Lawrence presents the latest Museum & Preservation News and Bruce Lake  brings us up to date with World News.

Trolleybus August 2012

August 2012

Gavin Booth reports on his recent visit to the Budapest trolleybus system which includes some superb colour photos in the centre pages.

Tony Belton recalls a mishap involving London trolleybus 1054 which struck the arched bridge in Kentish Town causing extensive damage to the vehicle.

Dave Chick reports on his recent visit to Solingen, where the 60th anniversary of the trolleybus system was in June.

There is news on the recently approved project which will hopefully see Leeds re-introduce a trolleybus system to the UK.

The usual round up of Museum & Preservation News is provided by David Lawrence whilst Bruce Lake brings us up to date with the latest World News.

Trolleybus July 2012

July 2012

Colin Allan marks the 75th anniversary of the Opening Ceremony of the Hull Trolleybus system on 23 July 1937 whilst Malcolm Wells has done more research on Hull's trolleybus routes that never were!

Dave Chick reports on the 60th anniversary celebrations in Ostrava with some excellent colour photos.

This being issue 612 of our journal, Fred Ivey recalls the last week of operation on London Trolleybus route 612.

There is an update on what the BTS is planning to do with Beryl Dare's Legacy.

Edgar Jordan, a founder member of the original Reading Transport Society, recently passed away and John Whitehead takes a look back at his life.

The back cover has some excellent colour views of Sandtoft celebrating the Queens Diamond Jubilee.

Trolleybus June 2012

June 2012

This months edition is almost entirely devoted to the 50th anniversary of the London system closure.

Dave Chick reports on the wonderful London Trolleybus 50 event held at at Carlton Colville between the
6 and 8 May 2012.

Dave also reports on his visit to Fulwell depot in London where a day of celebration of the London Trolleybus was held on 12 May 2012.

Tony Belton explains how he became  a trolleybus enthusiast and recalls his memories of London Trolleybus route 611 which ran from Highgate Village to Moorgate.

There is a selection of wonderful photos of London Trolleybuses covering route 611 and the two events mentioned above

Trolleybus May 2012

May 2012

Tony Belton commemorates the 50th anniversary of the closure of the London Trolleybus system  with a brief history and a selection of photographs of the nine trolleybuses that have survived in preservation.

The city of Valparaiso operates Chile's only current trolleybus system, which opened in 1952. The capital, Santiago, operated trolleybuses between 1947 and 1978 and again briefly between 1991 and 1994. David Lawrence reports.

Dave Chick reports on Sandtoft's first operational weekend of the 2012 season, held over Easter. Bradford was the themed event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the closure of that system.

David Lawrence reports on the latest happenings in the world of trolleybus preservation whilst Bruce Lake brings us up to date with the latest World News.

Trolleybus April 2012April 2012

On our cover this month we have a striking view of modern architecture and public transport as Salzburg's latest trolleybus route extension is launched. More details are in World News.

Inside, Dave Hall continues his history of the Society, the latest chapter including the closure of the Reading trolleybus system and the LTPS securing London 1201 for preservation.

An article on Milano's trolleybuses by Bob Westaway is accompanied by a centre page colour spread.

Dave Chick reviews two new models of Beijing trolleybuses and Tony Belton rounds off the April edition (issue number 609) with a pair of 609-themed colour photos, showing Huddersfield 609 in Northgate in August 1963, and an unusual photo showing London trolleybus 1486 and Routemaster RM 580 sided by side at Moorgate, both on service 609. If you're not a member, to find out how this came about you'll have to buy Trolleybus from the BTS Sales stand, or better still, join the BTS!

Trolleybus March 2012

March 2012

Dave Young recalls his last opportunity to travel on service trolleybuses
in the UK with a visit to Bradford nine days prior to the closure of that system.

Tony Belton explains why 50 years of taking colour slides has come to an end

A great way to help the work of the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft is to join one of the regular working parties held over various weekends in the winter months .Dave Chick attended a working party at Sandtoft and reports on its success.

There are reviews of two recently published books on Trolleybuses. Dave Chick reviews the TRACKLESS TO TROLLEYBUS by Stephen Lockwood whist Tony Belton reviews the LONDON TROLLEYBUS WIRING NORTHEAST & EAST by Keith Farrow.

Trolleybus February 2012

February 2012

Chapter 9 of Dave Hall's History of the RTS/BTS covering the year 1967 is included this month.

Jan Spousta reports on his trip to the western part of Slovakia in November 2011 where he visited the systems at Bratislava, Banska Bystrica and Zilina. There are some superb colour photos of the Bratislava and Zilina systems on the centre pages.

Tony Belton visited Geneva and reports on a section of trolleybus route recently converted to tramway.

Dave Lawrence updates us with the latest events in the Museum & Preservation News whilst the latest World News is brought to us by Bruce Lake.

Trolleybus January 2012

January 2012

Dave Hall looks at the history of the San Remo trolleybus system as well as reporting on a visit to the system he made in October 2011.

Reading 113 won an award at the Woodcote Rally back in July 2011 but until now we were unsure why. The mystery is now solved in this issue!!!

Part 8 of the RTS history by Dave Hall takes us through the year of 1967 when the Trolleybus Preservation Movement began to make some serious progress with its dreams.

John Zebedee's colourful photos of the St. Ledger Rally at Sandtoft are included on the centre pages

Trolleybus December 2011

December 2011

Tony Belton presents a photographic tribute to Porto's double deck trolleybuses.

Dave Chick looks at the history of the Plzen trolleybus system which recently celebrated its 70th anniversary of trolleybus operation.

In the October 2011 issue a report appeared regarding the London Assembly Liberal Democrats' policy document "The Big Switch" which proposes conversion of London's buses, taxis and light goods vehicles to electric power by 2020. BTS member Irvine Bell responds to the invitation to submit comments on this policy.

Dave Lawrence updates us on the latest news from the world of trolleybus preservation whilst Bruce Lake updates on the latest World News.

Trolleybus November 2011

November 2011

Gunter Mackinger looks at 60 years of trolleybus operation in Sevastopol

Dave Hall's RTS/BTS history now reaches chapter 7 covering the year 1966

David Beach reports on the latest position with SponsorTrolley

Dave Lawrence brings us the latest news in the trolleybus preservation movement whilst Bruce Lake reports on the latest World News.

Dave Chick reviews the latest Trolleybus Classics publication by Middleton Press on the Doncaster system.

Trolleybus October 2011

October 2011

Gunter Mackinger reports on trolleybus modernisation in the Crimea together with some colour photos on the last days of the Skoda 9Tr in the Crimea.

There is a report on a policy document published by the Lonmdon Assembly Liberal Democrats who are proposing an ambitious programme to convert London's buses, taxis and light goods vehicles to electric power by 2020.

There is also an update on the Leeds Trolleybus Funding Bid.

Dave Hall continues the RTS/.BTS history for the period 1965/66

There are also some photos of Newcastle 501 and 628 operating at Carlton Colville and Ashton 87 operating at Sandtoft.

Trolleybus September 2011

September 2011

John Zebedee reports on a trip last year to see the Ruse trolleybus system in Romania.

Dave Hall continues his history of the RTS/BTS covering the period 1964/65.

There is a report on the activities of the Cardiff & South Wales Trolleybus Project and an invitation for BTS members to see their preserved trolleybus collection.

Gunter Mackinger finds reminders of the trolleybuses of south-east Asia.

A centre page colour photo spread is included showing scenes at Sandtoft for the Centenary Weekend and also the Sandtoft Gathering.

Trolleybus August 2011

August 2011

Tony Belton celebrates the 75th anniversary of London trolleybus 260 entering service and he also recalls a fire at Colindale Scrapyard in August 1960.

John Zebedee reports on the Centenary Trolleybus Tours held at Sandtoft this year.

Dave Hall reports on Reading 113s return to its home town to take part in Reading Buses Open Day and at the Woocote Rally in July. Dave also continues his history of the Reading Transport Society. 

Martin Nimmo and Robin Symons try to untangle the the Hastings Guy BTX fleet numbers in order to try and identify the vehicle preserved at Sandtoft

There is a tribute to BTS member David Kaye, who recently passed away.

Trolleybus July 2011

July 2011

This is a bumper 28 page edition celebrating the 600th issue of Trolleybus. Bob Rowe looks at Trolleybuses numbered 600 in the UK.

Dave Chick and Phil Jenkinson tells us about how Trolleybus is produced each month.

Dave Hall looks back at the BTS 50th annivbersary celebrations at Sandtoft including the recommissioning of Manchester 1344 back into service.

Tony Belton marks the 48th anniversary of the demise of the Portsmouth system and reviews a recent publication on the Belfast system with superb colour views of both operators.

Dave Lawrence & Gunter Mackinger  report on the recent Trolleybus Festival in Landskrona.

Trolleybus Magazine June 2011

June 2011

Dave Chick reflects on the Trolleybus Centenary being celebrated in the UK this year.

Dave Hall reports on the BTS's 50th anniversary celebrations held in Reading at the beginning of April 2011.

Andrew Henbest remembers the Brighton trolleybus system which was abandoned 50 years ago.

Dave Hall continues his series of articles on the history of the Reading Transport Society.

David Lawrence brings us the latest Museum & Preservation News whilst Bruce Lake brings us up to date with the latest World News.

Trolleybus May 2011

May 2011

John Zebedee reports on the first part of his trip to Romania and Bulgaria in May 2010 where he visited the trolleybus systems in Bucharest and also nearby Ploiesti.

Dave Hall continues his history of the RTS/BTS.

Robin Symons tries to solve the mystery of the identity of the Hastings single-deck trolleybus at The Trolleybus Museum At Sandtoft.

David Lawrence brings us the latest developments in Museum & Preservation News whilst Bruce Lake reports on the latest World News

Trolleybus April 2011

April 2011

This is a special 28 page bumper edition to celebrate our 50th anniversary with 6 pages of colour photos included.

A comprehensive history of the Reading Transport Society (RTS)  & British Trolleybus Society (BTS), written by Dave Hall, commences in this issue. There is also a copy of the first ever news sheet issued by the RTS in August 1961.

Tony Belton marks the 40th anniversary of the closure of the Teesside system with a selection of his superb photos.

Graham Bilbe informs us of the BTS plans for Walsall 342 & 872.

Museum  & Preservation News updates are brought to you by Dave Lawrence and Bruce lake brings us the latest World News.

Trolleybus March 2011

March 2011

This issue includes full details of events planned to mark the 50th anniversary of the BTS.

Tony Belton presents a selection of photographs to commemorate the
50th anniversary of the clourse of the Mexborough & Swinton system.

Hugh Taylor tells the story of how London 796 spent almost 50 years in France and why it returned to the UK again.

Graham Bilbe reports on Manchester 1344s restoration progress.

There are two pages of colour photos featuring trolleybuses in Lviv (Ukrain) and also a large colour photo taken by Tony Belton featuring a magnificent view of  Bradford Trolleybuses which covers the centre pages.

Trolleybus Fedruary 2011

February 2011

Our Chairman, Graham Bilbe, explains about a major development for the BTS in conjunction with the Trolleybus Museum At Sandtoft.

Martin Eady tells us about his visit to the Chinese trolleybus systems in Beijing and Shanhai in latye May early June 2010.

Gunter Mackinger reports on his visit to Hradec Kralove in the Czech Republic in July 2010.

The is also news of Plzen 119, a 1948 Skoda 3Tr3 trolleybus which is owned by the Techmania Science Centre. The vehicle is now undergoing restoration at Zamberk near Pardubice. 

Trolleybus January 2011

January 2011

This month sees the introduction of Trolleybus in the new A5 size format. Although smaller in size it has more pages and more content plus some colour photos. This months edition includes:-

Graham Bilbe reports on the return of Manchester 1344 to BTS ownership together with details of its journey to Swindon where it is now undergoing a complete restoration.

Phil Jenkinson recalls a traction pole with the 'Westgate Trigger' attached and the workings of a short conductress when operatring the trigger., The traction pole still exists to this day!

There is a look at the 60th anniversary of trolleybus operations in St. Gallen and also trolleybus developments in Salzburg.

Trolleybus December 2010

December 2010

Michael Barratt reports on a tour of the former Walsall trolleybus system undertaken by a 1969 ex Walsall Daimler Fleetline on 3 October 2010 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the closure of that trolleybus system.

On the November 2010 the first of the new Solaris trolleybuses was launched into service at Eberswalde, a weekend which also saw the 70th anniversary of trolleybus operation in the town.

There is a report on the Worldwide Weekend event at Sandtoft which took place on 2 and 3 October 2010.

Dave Chick reviews the Manchester & Ashton Trolleybuses book, the latest in the Trolleybus Classics series published by Middleton Press.

Trolleybus November 2010

November 2010

Tony Belton reports on London 796s journey from Noyon in Northern France to Carlton Colville.at the end of June 2010.

John Zebedee reports on the 'Six-Wheeler' event at Sandtoft held over the August Bank Holiday.

There is a report on a brand new fleet of Skoda 30Tr Trolleybuses for Banska Bystrica, the first of this type of trolleybus to enter service.

Jan Spousta reports on the opening of an unusual commemoration of Prague's trolleybuses.

Trolleybus October 2010

October 2010

Alex MacMillan takes us on a trolleybus ride across 1950s Walsall and Wolverhampton.

Dave Chick looks at the history of trolleybus operation and the 70th anniversary celebrations in Eberswalde, Germany.

There is a report on Plzen’s New Trolleybus Service.

Dave Lawrence reports on the latest news from both Sandtoft and Carlton Colville.

Bruce Lake brings us the latest trolleybus news from around the world.

Trolleybus September 2010

September 2010

Tony Belton looks at the history of London 1348 which has recently arrived at The Trolleybus Museum At Sandtoft. Included in the article are some very interesting photos.

John Zebedee reports on an eventful Sandtoft Gathering which took place over the weekend of 24 and 25 July 2010.

David Beach brings us up to date with the latest position on Sponsortrolley, where members kindly donate money towards the rent and maintenance of the BTS fleet.

Dave Lawrence reports on the latest Museum & Preservation news whilst Bruce Lake brings us up to date with World News.

Trolleybus August 2010

August 2010

Graham Bilbe looks back at the history of ''William,' our ex RCT 1902 horse drawn tower wagon, and the recent process of getting it back on its wheels.

John Zebedee recently visited the London Transport Museum Depot at Acton and reports on what he observed there.

Gunter Mackinger reports on a preserved Zlin Skoda-Sanos trolleybus that now resides in Pardubice.

Adelaide Addendum - After reading Graham Bilbé’s article on preserved Australian trolleybuses (Trolleybus 584,March 2010), Tony Pike conversed with Richard Horne who used to live in Adelaide and revisited Australia last year. Richard has kindly supplied some additional information.

July 2010

July 2010

Dave Chick reports on Cardiff 203s re-launch into service at the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft on Sunday 30 May 2010.

Dave Hall looks back on Cardiff 203s service history with Cardiff Corporation and also its history since joing the BTS fleet way back in 1963.

It was 40 years ago this month, on 27 July 1963 that Portsmouth’s trolleybus system closed, but Michael Barratt has found some reminders of electric traction that still survive.

On Saturday 19 June 2010 Stadtbus Winterthur held a celebration of the trolleybus network and the introduction into public service of the first two of their fleet of 21 SwissTrolley3 single-articulated low-floor trolleybuses. David Bowler was there to record the event.

Trolleybus June 2010

June 2010

John Parkin reports on his recent visit to Spain's new trolleybus system at Castellon.

John Zebedee tells the tale of the trials and tribulations of getting Edmonton 189 ready for launching into service at The Trolleybus Museum At Sandtoft on 17 April 2010.

There is a brief look at the Grimsby-Cleethorpes trolleybuses to mark the 50th anniversary of the abandonment of that system.

Martin Eady visited Sardinia in April 2010 and gives a brief report on the trolleybuses there.

The usual round up of World News is provided by Bruce Lake whilst Dave Lawrence brings us up to date with the latest news on the trolleybus preservation scene.

Trolleybus May 2010May 2010

Dave Chick gives the latest news on the possibility of Leeds operating trolleybuses by 2016.

Graham Bilbe gives a comprehensive report on the second stage of his travels towards the end of 2009 when he reached New Zealand. He gives a brief account of each trolleybus system that has operated there and also reacps on what is in each museum.

There is a further update on the re-launch of Cardiff 203 at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft on Sunday 30 May 2010.

The usual round up of World News is provided by Bruce Lake whilst Dave Lawrence brings us up to date with the latest news on the trolleybus preservation scene.

April 2010

Behind the Scenes at Techmania Science Centre - Dave Chick sneaks a look and takes some pictures!

Martin Eady and John Zebedee continue their report on a visit to Canada and USA, West Coast in May 2009. Part 2 - USA

There are tributes to Trisha Harrison, John Cooper and Peter Beaumont, all who have sadly recently passed away.

Details are included of the Re-launch of Cardiff 203 into service at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft on Sunday 30 May 2010.

Dave Lawrence brings us the latest news on the Preservation Scene whilst Bruce lakes keeps us up to date with his World News Column.

March 2010


Australia abandoned the last of its trolleybus systems more than 40 years ago, but there are many interesting survivors, as Graham Bilbe found on a tour in late 2009. Graham gives a comprehensive report on what he found.

Trolleybuses featured on Pathe News and trolleybus connections on the big and small screen are also featured.

Dave Lawrence reports the latest Museum & Preservation News whilst Bruce Lake brings us the latest World News.

February 2010

Dave Chick recounts the history of Solingen's Vohwinkel - Burg trolleybus service

Gunter Mackinger reports on his visit to Marianske Lazne system in Western Bohemia

The recent publication on Walsall Trolleybuses by David Harvey is reviewed

Dave Lawrence brings us the latest news from the trolleybus preservation scene in the UK

Bruce Lake brings us up to date with World News

Trolleybus January 2010January 2010

Martin Eady & John Zebedee tell us about their visit to North America and Canada back in May 2009.


There are details of the revamped BTS website and also the Technical Museum Of Denmark.


Dave Lawrence brings us up to date with Museum & Preservation news from the Cardiff & South Wales Project, Carlton Colville, Sandtoft and New Zealand.


Bruce Lake gives the latest trolleybus news from around the world.

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