Trolleybuses in Ramsbottom
|Ramsbottom trolleybus system|
|A Ramsbottom trolleybus, ca. 1913.|
|Locale||Ramsbottom, Lancashire, (now Greater Manchester), England|
|Open||14 August 1913|
|Close||31 March 1931|
|Operator(s)||Ramsbottom Urban District Council|
Opened on 14 August 1913 the Ramsbottom system was unusual in being a completely new one that was not replacing any previously operating tramway network. It was closed relatively early, on 31 March 1931 , though it was largely replaced by motor buses on a faster timetable from 14 January 1929.,
By the standards of the various now defunct trolleybus systems in the United Kingdom, the Ramsbottom system was very small, with only one route, from Holcombe Brook railway station to Edenfield, with a short branch from Market Place in Ramsbottom to Ramsbottom railway station, which closed on 5 October 1914. Buses ran half-hourly.
The system had a maximum fleet of only seven trolleybuses.
None of the former Ramsbottom trolleybuses is recorded as having survived.
- Short, Peter. "Former UK systems". British Trolleybus Society. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
- Newman, A G (August 1979). Buses (293): 337.
- Meccano Magazine February 1972 - Ramsbottom Trolleybus pioneer by M Evans
- Zebedee, John (30 November 2010). "A List of Preserved Trolleybuses in the UK". British Trolleybus Society. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
- Lockwood, Stephen (2011). Trackless to Trolleybus: Trolleybuses in Britain. Brora, Sutherland: Adam Gordon. ISBN 9781874422860.
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- 1913-1969 history of public transport in Ramsbottom with fleet lists
- National Trolleybus Archive
- British Trolleybus Society, based in Reading.
- National Trolleybus Association, based in London.
- Ramsbottom Heritage Society 3 trolleybus photos
- Flickr photo - 1913 trolleybus at Woodcock Inn
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