|Ransomes 'D' type Trolleybus Chassis|
This trolleybus chassis was formerly Ipswich Corporation No 16,
being one of 15 similar built by Ransomes during 1926. Originally
fitted with solid tyres, they were changed for pneumatics in the early 1930s.
|Acquired by the Museum:||?|
|Current State:||Restored as chassis only|
Upon withdrawl, the vehicle was stripped of most electrical components, and resold for
use as a shed. This vehicle ended up in Lowestoft as a site office on a caravan site.
The body deteriorated quickly and eventually had to be removed. The Museum owns sister
vehicle No 9, which it intends to restore in the future.
It is hoped to replace as many missing fittings as possible to this chassis in order to
show the construction of a trolleybus chassis in the mid 1920s. It is interesting to
note that trolleybus No 2, built in 1923 has a straight frame
chassis, whilst only 3 years later, Ransomes produced this design with a curved and