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Re: belfast trolley buses
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2019, 05:54:15 PM »

Good video I remember the Trolley Buses in the 50's.

The conductor used to a pole to put the pickup arms.

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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2019, 06:26:29 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2019, 06:32:03 PM »
Great Clip. My dad drove the Trolley Busses. Before that the Trams. His main route was the Falls-Whitewell. He eventually ended up on the one-man busses.

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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2019, 06:38:02 PM »
The environmentally friendly trolley bus, wish we had them now.  ::)
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2019, 08:23:44 PM »
I enjoyed that clip - a nice trip down memory lane.  When I was teenager there was a brief period when really wide skirts were fashionable - I can't remember what they were called - they were worn with stockings and suspenders.  I once boarded a trolley bus and found myself walking up the stairway behind a young lady wearing one. I thought that I had died and gone to heaven.
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2019, 11:18:24 PM »
I enjoyed that clip - a nice trip down memory lane.  When I was teenager there was a brief period when really wide skirts were fashionable - I can't remember what they were called - they were worn with stockings and suspenders.  I once boarded a trolley bus and found myself walking up the stairway behind a young lady wearing one. I thought that I had died and gone to heaven.

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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2019, 11:49:37 PM »
Careful, otherwise you may incur the wrath of the 'snowflake brigade'.  :D

I like to give them an opportunity to acquire a brief feeling of moral superiority Billy.  :)
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2019, 02:18:37 AM »
Great Clip. My dad drove the Trolley Busses. Before that the Trams. His main route was the Falls-Whitewell. He eventually ended up on the one-man busses.

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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2019, 02:28:47 AM »
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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2019, 08:17:41 AM »

Thanks another great video. As I remember they had a bank of batteries underneath and could move a short distance on battery.
Does anyone know what voltage the overhead system was?

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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2019, 05:50:27 PM »
Thanks another great video. As I remember they had a bank of batteries underneath and could move a short distance on battery.
Does anyone know what voltage the overhead system was?

I was told one time that they run on 500-750 volts. 
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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2019, 06:15:26 PM »
Thanks for the info and I love the videos.

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« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2019, 06:34:37 PM »
Thanks for the info and I love the videos.

Cheers,   Maybe someone can confirm the voltage used.
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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2019, 10:21:16 PM »
I was told one time that they run on 500-750 volts.

550 volts, apparently.  :)
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