Wellington's Trolley buses - Nostalgia

Image supplied by Alan Wickens: Trolley 384 crossing Kent Terrace 29 Jul 2015

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Wellington trolley bus # 361 being tested after its conversion to battery power.  The 288 kW/hr battery is mounted on its roof.

Wellington trolley buses - 1949-2017    Goodbye                       

Wellington trolley bus last day of service  31 October 2017. No 3 from Karori heading down Glenmore Street into the CBD, etc..                  

Wellington trolley buses 4 Sep 2017      

Wellington trolley buses early morning testing at Kilbirnie 2017      

Wellington trolley buses 2017 RIP      

Wellington trolley buses terminated 31 October 2017               

Wellington trolley buses 2017  Final days    

Wellington's critically endangered trolley buses    

Wellington trolley buses Lambton Quay January 2016

Wellington trolley buses Night-time 21 October 2016

Wellington trolley bus running on batteries due to power failure in Newtown  20 Sep 2016
Wellington trolley bus scenes - 2016 -- Part 1 of 2, Downtown Area.  (Sound quality isn't the best)

Wellington trolley bus scenes - 2016 -- Part 2 of 2, Outlying Areas               

Wellington buses, trolleys included half way through.   Circa 2013.          

Wellington trolley bus 339 at Kingston March 2013

Wellington trolley buses at Railway Station terminus 2011   Note trolley buses being moved on their batteries with poles down.            

Wellington trolley buses in Lambton Quay 11 November 2011               

Wellington Designline trolley bus 2010               

Wellington trolley bus running on batteries 2010               

Wellington trolley buses 2009               

Wellington trolley buses               

Wellington trolley buses - Night time running 2004 
Wellington trolley buses - John Street, Newtown, temporary "terminus" 2003. An early "hub" 
Wellington trolley buses - In Wakefield Street  2003 
Wellington trolley buses - In Wakefield Street  2002 

Wellington trolley buses - In Stout and Bunny Streets  2003      

Wellington trolley buses - Lambton Interchange first day 2003      

Wellington Trolley buses, 3 generations. BUT 119, Volvo/BBC 264, Desingline SLF 301.

Wellington trolley bus Scenes -- 1978      

Wellington trolley buses. A montage of videos

Wellington trolley buses. A montage of videos 2

Trolley bus route 3 from Botanical gardens to Karori Mall                 

Wellington trolley buses Island Bay route 1               

Wellington trolley buses east of Kilbirnie routes 2 Miramar and 11 Seatoun 1999

Wellington trolley buses Miramar - Railway Station route 2              

Wellington trolley buses Courtenay Place - Kilbirnie route 2              

Wellington trolley buses Kingston former route 3               

Wellington trolley buses Seatoun former route 4               

Wellington 100 years of electric traction 1904 to 2004                               

Wellington 50 of trolley buses  - 1999 Wellington 5

Wellington trolley buses                              

Wellington trolley buses, more               

Wellington trolley buses. 1992: Silver Ghost tour, Foxton Museum, Big Red in the CBD

Old Wellington trolley buses                      

Old Wellington trolley bus operating  at Sandtoft Museum, UK                    

  Future options for mass transit in Wellington  Railway Station to the Zoo, later Kilbirnie and Airport.
Venice, Italy, "light rail" . Rubber tyres, quiet, single rail for return power so minimal commerce disruption during construction.

Nancy, France. Is it a trolley bus, or a trolley tram, with rubber tyres and a single guide rail.                    

Hunan, China, now operational. Trackless tram/bus, battery powered, optional driver requirement. Requires no street works except painted guide lines on the road surface.                    

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