Cleethorpes 54 - Click for a larger photo

Cleethorpes 54

Chassis: A.E.C. 661T
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Motor: Metro-Vick 80hp
Bodywork: Park Royal H30/26R
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Unladen Weight:  
Entered Service: 1937
Owner: Private
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Brief History

Replacement of the Grimsby District Light Railway began in 1926, with the conversion into a trolleybus route of the branch tramway from Riby Square, Grimsby along Freeman Street, Grimsby. The second Grimsby trolleybus route, a replacement of the main tramway section between the Old Market Place in Grimsby and Kingsway in Cleethorpes, was not opened until November 1936.

The tramway, which had been taken over by the Cleethorpes Urban District Council in July 1936, continued to operate until mid-1937, with a reduced service between Riby Square and Cleethorpes. It closed on 17 July 1937, and the new Cleethorpes trolleybus system was inaugurated the next day, operating jointly with the Grimsby system, on the Grimsby–Cleethorpes route, which was extended to Bathing Pool.

Operation of both trolleybus systems was transferred to the Grimsby Cleethorpes Transport Joint Committee in 1957, but they were both closed soon afterwards, on 4 June 1960. Some of their redundant trolleybuses then served on the Walsall system, until that system's closure in 1970.



Number 54 is nearing the end of a painstakingly long restoration. It is hoped that completion of the project is close now, so this unique trolleybus should soon be ready for its introduction to service at the Museum.

This vehicle can be viewed at the Museum.


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