Ipswich: Crowds flock to transport museum open day

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Electric vehicles were taking pride of place today as Ipswich Transport Museum held a special open day.

Ipswich trolleybus 105 makes its debut after restoration

Ipswich trolleybus 105 makes its debut after restoration - Credit: citizenside.com

The Electric Vehicle Spectacular is celebrating 50 years since the last trolleybus and 110 years since the first tram ran in Ipswich.

Among the exhibits on show were an electric tram, trolleybus no.2 and the museum’s latest restoration, trolleybus No.105.

The refurbished trolleybus, which was new in 1948, carried its last passengers in 1963 when the town’s overhead wires were switched off for the last time.

It became a mobile canteen, before being bought by Ipswich Transport Museum in 1971. It has been restored by a dedicated team over the last 10 years.


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Bus rides were also being held along routes formerly served by trolleybuses.

People were also able to see the new bendy-bus which is to be trialled in Ipswich.

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The day is proving popular with people of all ages and runs until 4pm.

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