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Newcastle Trolleybus Network


 

The Newcastle upon Tyne trolleybus system once served the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, in Tyne and Wear, England. Started on 2 October 1935, it gradually replaced the Newcastle tramway network.

By the standards of the various now-defunct trolleybus systems in the United Kingdom, the Newcastle system was a large one, with a total of 28 routes, and a maximum fleet of 204 trolleybuses. It finished on 2 October 1966.

Two of the distinctive yellow-liveried former Newcastle trolleybuses are now preserved, one at the East Anglia Transport Museum at Carlton Colville, Suffolk, and the other LTN 501 at Beamish Open Air Museum sometimes on loan to The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Lincolnshire.

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Trolleybus CastleGate, Newcastle 1935
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037313:Official party to celebrate the opening of Newcastle Trolleybus system Old Assembly Rooms Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1935

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028834:Tram and trolleybus Neville Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1947

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064376:Trolleybus Church Street Terminus Walker Unknown 1936-37

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016397:Trolleybus undergoing a tilt test Byker Depot Byker Unknown 1948

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054254:Trolleybus Newcastle upon Tyne Riddell Undated

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016400:Trolleybus Welbeck Road Terminus Walker Unknown 1938

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Trolley bus heading up Northumberland Street, 1961

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053530:Trolleybus Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown Undated

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046908:Ex-Bradford trolleybus New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown

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Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1961

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British Trolleybuses - Newcastle upon Tyne

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Newcastle Trolleybus 501

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British Trolleybuses - Newcastle upon Tyne

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British Trolleybuses - Newcastle upon Tyne

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Grainger Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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Trams and Trolleybus at the East Anglia Transport Museum

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CastleGate, Melbourne Street, NE1

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Newcastle-upon-Tyne Trolleybus 501 at the Black Country Living Museum

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LTN501-1 110412 CPS

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Newcastle Trolley Bus 1960s

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Newcastle Trolleybus at Beamish Museum

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Newcastle Trolleybus 501

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CastleGate, Newcastle
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CastleGate, Newcastle
- Overview About the Building Map Street View The CastleGate Centre (closed), is located on the corner of Melbourne Street and Trafalgar Street in Newcastle. It was originally built in 1901-1903 ...

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