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 26
Ipswich Trolleybus No 26
Date:1926
Registration:DX 5629
Acquired by the Museum:1995
Current State:as acquired, unrestored
This trolleybus was purchased by Ipswich Corporation as part of a fleet of 15 similar vehicles, which, with 15 built by Ransomes, replaced the trams in Ipswich in 1926. It was registered DX 5629 and numbered 26 in the fleet. The chassis is a Garrett 'O' type incorporating a Bull motor, fitted with 31-seat bodywork by Strachans and Brown of London. It was one of a few Garretts to have the bodywork refurbished just before the war.

It was withdrawn from service in 1945 and became a summer house at Pin Mill. It was eventually rescued by the Long Shop Museum and stored outside their Museum in Leiston.

In early 1995 it was transferred to the Museum where it awaits restoration. It is not normally on view.