On Saturday October 27th 2012 Andrew Precy MP presented well earned certificates of appreciation to the 1348 retsoration team.
1348 is now complete, almost.
We also announced our next project Doncaster 375.
Two years hard work resulted in 1348 being launched into Service during the Sandtoft London Weekend.
For photos of the day, starting with 1348 test running in the morning visit
Here are photos of 1348 undergoing its three weeks of painting and the newly upholstered lower deck seats.
On Sunday August 26 during The Trolleybus Museum’s London Weekend 1348 will be officially launched into service.
Do come along a experience a ride on this fine vehicle.
The Museum will be open from 11 am until 6 pm.
Unfortunately there is no public transport to the museum on Sundays.
A free bus will operate from Doncaster bus station (bay C6), next to the railway station on MONDAY departing at 12 noon and will return departing from Sandtoft at 4 pm.
The Sandtoft Gathering was held two week early in 2012 due to the Olympic Games. On the big day, Sunday 15 July ,the sun shone and folks arrived by the bus load. The buses arriving from Doncaster were well loaded. Much interest was shown in 1348 which stood just inside the shed with the front destination box removed.
Before seats can be upholstered it has been necessary to repair and in some cases reconstruct seat backs.
The photo shows before and after seat backs.
A video crew from Carlton Colville came to Sandtoft on Saturday 14 July to record progress with 1348.
John Crossley explians the brakes.
Len Smith talks electrics
Brian Maguire shows rot in the front blind box