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moorsy

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Re: belfast trolley buses
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2019, 11:26:45 PM »
550 volts, apparently.  :)

I thought someone would know, thanks Billy, 
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« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2019, 07:17:34 PM »

Thanks for the answer 550 volts.
An idle question but fills in a few answers for me.
Great old machines thanks for sharing the videos and information.

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« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2019, 08:46:28 PM »
Thanks for the answer 550 volts.
An idle question but fills in a few answers for me.
Great old machines thanks for sharing the videos and information.

I think it depended on what city you were in , some English cities ran 600volts.
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« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2019, 06:25:12 AM »

I think it depended on what city you were in , some English cities ran 600volts.

I have only ever seen Belfast Trolley buses.

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« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2019, 09:28:15 AM »
I loved the trolley buses.

I was upset when we moved from the Holywood Road as the wires went up a few months before they arrived in 1952. They only lasted 6 years due to the building of the Sydenham bypass!

We moved to the Lisburn Road and I remember going on the tram once. My mother preferred buses as they stopped at the kerbside. They then left Wellington Place (which was 2-way heading towards Inst), if she saw a bus behind we used that.
We then moved to the Ormeau Road not long after the trolleys were withdrawn in 1958 to help with building the Supermac development!
However I often used the Castlereagh, Cregagh, Stormont routes to visit friends and relatives before they were all withdrawn in 1963.

Falls - Whitewell was the last route closed in 1968.

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« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2019, 03:19:53 PM »
We lived on Elmfield ave on Antrim rd . We had a bus stop at the top of our avenue, i remember having to chase the bus to get to school (Dunlambert) ,you had to be quick on your feet to catch those suckers.

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« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2019, 04:14:25 PM »
I loved the trolley buses.

I was upset when we moved from the Holywood Road as the wires went up a few months before they arrived in 1952. They only lasted 6 years due to the building of the Sydenham bypass!

We moved to the Lisburn Road and I remember going on the tram once. My mother preferred buses as they stopped at the kerbside. They then left Wellington Place (which was 2-way heading towards Inst), if she saw a bus behind we used that.
We then moved to the Ormeau Road not long after the trolleys were withdrawn in 1958 to help with building the Supermac development!

WoW, Thanks for all that info about the trolleys.
However I often used the Castlereagh, Cregagh, Stormont routes to visit friends and relatives before they were all withdrawn in 1963.

Falls - Whitewell was the last route closed in 1968.

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« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2019, 04:18:47 PM »
Opps. got messed up there Wuz, thanks for the info about the trolleys.
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« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2019, 04:20:00 PM »
We lived on Elmfield ave on Antrim rd . We had a bus stop at the top of our avenue, i remember having to chase the bus to get to school (Dunlambert) ,you had to be quick on your feet to catch those suckers.

Where abouts was Elmfield ave Tommo.?
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Re: belfast trolley buses
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2019, 04:57:22 PM »
North of the o neil rd

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« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2019, 05:13:55 PM »
North of the o neil rd

Sorry, still dont know. ???
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« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2019, 09:40:48 PM »
550 volts, apparently.  :)

AC or DC  :-\

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« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2019, 09:45:53 PM »
Sorry, still dont know. ???

Moorsy, The old terminus on Whitewell Road was near the Throne hospital, also one opposite Bellevue Zoo near the steps both are still there cobblestones still visable. I think later they continued on from there to Glengormley near the Fire Station close to The Glen Inn.

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« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2019, 12:51:34 AM »
AC or DC  :-\

I,m pretty sure it was D.C. because they used 2 wires.   Trams used 1 wire and were A.C.
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« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2019, 12:54:44 AM »
Moorsy, The old terminus on Whitewell Road was near the Throne hospital, also one opposite Bellevue Zoo near the steps both are still there cobblestones still visable. I think later they continued on from there to Glengormley near the Fire Station close to The Glen Inn.

Thanks for info,I think I remember the one at the steps.  What did they call that?   Hazelwood or something?
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