Ilford Trolleybus c.1956

No. 1754 (Jo'Burg) in Thorold Road, Ilford. The tramway system was replaced during the late 1930's by the trolleybus. The last Ilford tram was replaced by 1939. New trolleybuses had been ordered for service in South Africa but the manufacturer could not deliver them because of the outbreak of war. The buses were then allocated to Ilford. The vehicles were wider than the standard trolleybuses and had tinted glass because of the anticipated South African sun. All local trolleybuses were replaced by motor buses by 1962.
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