Nottingham 46 - Click for a larger photo

Nottingham 46
(TV 4484)

Chassis: Ransomes D6
Chassis No:  
Motor:  
Bodywork: (Brush H32/28R)
Length:  
Width: 7ft 6in
Unladen Weight:  
Entered Service: 1931
Withdrawn: 1950
Owner: The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft
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Brief History

The Nottingham trolleybus system opened on 10 April 1927, gradually replacing the city's tramway network. By UK standards system was medium-sized, with a total of 8 routes and a maximum fleet of 157 trolleybuses. It closed on 30 June 1966.

Six former Nottingham trolleybuses are preserved: four at the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft and the others in a private collection.

The chassis is all that remains of Nottingham 46 which was delivered in 1931. The chassis was manufactured by Ransomes, Simms & Jefferies of Ipswich and was bodied at Loughborough by Brush.

In 1939 the Nottingham trolleybus fleet was re-numbered by adding 300 to the existing fleet numbers so that 46 became 346.

It was replaced by a new trolleybus in 1950 and was sold on to be used as a stores unit in Faldingworth, Lincolnshire. Whilst there the front axle was removed, reputedly to assist with the restoration of a steam lorry. By 1999 its body had collapsed and in October of that year it was sold at auction to the Museum for £24

No. 46's chassis is on display in the open air at the Museum but awaits restoration.

 

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