Ipswich Transport Museum
Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626 and an Accredited Museum, number RD890.
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Ipswich Trolleybus No 9
Ipswich Trolleybus No 9
Date:1926
Registration:DX 5610
Acquired by the Museum:1972
Current State:as acquired, unrestored
Built by Ransomes in 1926 for Ipswich Corporation with a Ransomes type D chassis and 31 seat bodywork with front and rear entrances, it was one of 15 Ransomes and 15 Garrett vehicles delivered to replace the tramway system. Originally it was fitted with solid tyres, but these were changed to pneumatics in the mid 1930s.

Originally they were operated on the 'Pay as you enter' principle, with entry at the front door beside the driver. Increasing loads led to the introduction of conductors, with the rear door used as entrance.

It was withdrawn in October 1949 and became part of a dwelling at Theberton before being obtained for preservation in July 1972.