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The last time I saw a trolley bus in service it was a double decker in Wolverhampton over 50 years ago.

Today in Bergen I have seen a load of these bendy trolley busses. New since the last time I was here, about 12 years ago!

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Still a popular mode of transport in Europe and the world with a few cities looking to reintroduce or expand their systems. Think that's a Neoplan one, although it looked like a Solaris initially.

I was in Bradford in 1972 when then last UK system closed. Next time I travelled on a trolleybus was in Constanta in Romania in 1991 then in Burgas Bulgaria a couple of years ago.  Twelve months after Bradford closed we had the 1973 fuel crisis and lots of people were looking over their shoulders and asking why the country had got shut of them (and trams).

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On 6/26/2020 at 7:51 AM, Eyersey1234 said:

We had 4 Solos that had transferred up from Whittles, a bus company we used to own in Kidderminster, and I agree they were odd things to drive. 

I knew those well, me and my bicycle were usually the only passenger on the 5pm Knighton to Ludlow service.  It was a lot easier on them than when they were broken and I had to balance it on an old coach's entrance steps for 10 miles.

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Just looking at some old Buses magazines. Came across an article about how Paxton sold coaches in Denmark, including some Paxton bodied Magrius Deutz coaches. Well I never. 

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On 6/26/2020 at 2:39 PM, Talbot said:

This seems like as good-a-place as any to put this... Did I read somewhere that the big yellow ex-megabus Autoshite funbus is no more?  What happened there then?

This one? Look closely here and you can see @cms206's face falling off.

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Anyone here trolleybi-curious should visit Plovdiv in Bulgaria. The buses are long gone but for some reason the wires were left up.

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1 hour ago, willswitchengage said:

Anyone here trolleybi-curious should visit Plovdiv in Bulgaria. The buses are long gone but for some reason the wires were left up.

Or go to Salzburg where there is an extensive trolley bus network.

Salzburg orders 26 more Solaris Trollino MetroStyle ...

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19 minutes ago, somewhatfoolish said:

One of those answers to a question no-one asked.

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Oooh, a McLay Wayfarer body on a Leyland FG. Obscure low-volume truck-based buses of the sort that might be found in Scarfolk Council's community transport fleet fascinate me so this is right up my street. It's not too bad compared with some of the hideous shite churned out at the time.

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