trolleybus replacements for those withdrawn when the Whitley Wood trolleybus service was abandoned. It survived until 30 March 1977 when two man operation was phased out in Reading
The photo was taken in Broad Street with service 18 heading east to
Liverpool Road, a former trolleybus service abandoned on the 3 March 1968.
|Reading Corparation Transport.Bristol RE. 271. NDP 271F.Service 23
Bristol RELL6G with Pennine B34D+35 bodywork entered service on the 8 July 1968 and survived in service until the 29 May 1981. These were trolleybus replacement vehicles that were well hated in Reading due to their design.
The photo was taken in Broad Street and sees 271 heading north to Courtney
Drive which was in the Emmer Green area.
|Reading Corparation Transport. 48. 5148 DP. Service 30. Stations.
No 48 was an AEC Reliance with Neepsend B34D+26 bodywork which entered service on the 4 April 1964 and surprisingly withdrawn on the 2 July 1974. It was then transferred to Reading Borough Council and converted to a mobile exhibition unit.
The photo is taken in Station Hill near Reading railway station and No. 48 has just arrived having been on a journey to Grovelands.
Photo John King August 1968.
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