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Mexborough & Swinton 34 - Click for a larger photo

Mexborough & Swinton 34
(WW 4688)

Chassis: Garrett Type ‘O’ (2 axle)
Motor : 309
Bodywork : Garrett B32C
Entered Service : February 1928
Withdrawn : 1945

Brief History

The first of a batch of 6 Garrett trolleybuses (given fleet numbers 34-39), No. 34 was delivered to Mexborough & Swinton in 1927. A further 24 Garrett trolleybuses arrived between 1928 and 1930. 34 to 39 entered service in early 1928 when the section of tramway between Mexborough (Montague Arms) and Denaby was converted to trolleybus operation.

34 survived in service until the end of the second world war whereupon she was pensioned off and became a hay store on a farm. This single-decker was found back in 1974 by enthusiasts who bought it from the owner. 34 was towed the short distance to Sandtoft and is regarded as a major restoration project.

The Society has launched a project to restore our oldest trolleybus. Please see the home page for further details.


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