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.
|Acquired by the Museum:||1972|
|Current State:||as acquired, unrestored|
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It was withdrawn in October 1949 and became part of a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.