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South Shields 204

South Shields 204, is a 1937 Karrier E4 with a Weymann H29/26R body. Work was undertaken over the last few years, with the result that this unique trolleybus is now resplendent again ! She was re-launched into service in 2005.

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July 2002:

Serious work is required on the body to replace the badly rotted woodwork.
204 - July 2002 204 - July 2002 204 - July 2002

June 2004:

New main waistrails and many other wooden framing has been replaced and repanelling begun. The motor and other electrical equipment has been removed, overhauled and replaced.
204 - June 2004 204 - June 2004 204 - June 2004

October 2004:

204 RUNS!
On the evening of Saturday, 16th October, 204 was put under power for the first time since her extensive rebuild of the electrics.
All the electrical systems now work, so she was taken for a test run around the site as these pictures show.
204 Runs - October 2004 204 Runs - October 2004 204 Runs - October 2004

May 2005:

A resistor bank had given further trouble and had to be renewed, throwing the launch date into doubt.
204 Launched!
Sure enough, Brian Maguire finished off the remaining jobs in time for 204 to be launched back into service at Spring Bank.
204 Launched - May 2005 204 Launched - May 2005 204 Launched - May 2005


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