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Transport in the 1940s
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1940s

A train from Portsmouth Harbour passing through Wallington on its way to London Bridge. Note the centre siding that runs to the bridge in the background. It was frequently used for school trains that would start from Wallington during term time.

From the Sutton Local Studies Collection

1940s - late

A peaceful scene as a trolleybus lays over between runs at the turning circle at Sutton Green in the late 1940s.

From the Sutton Local Studies Collection

c.1948

The turning circle at Sutton Green in 1948 with a trolleybus about to turn towards the camera into Sutton High Street and start the run to Crystal Palace. Another sits stationary behind it, the driver no doubt taking a well-earned rest.

From the Sutton Local Studies Collection

1940s

A B1 Trolleybus speeds along Ruskin Road, past Carshalton Park, towards Sutton. Note the complete absence of other road users!

From the Sutton Local Studies Collection

1940s (?)

B1 Trolleybus number 76 turns from Ruskin Road into Park Lane.

From the Sutton Local Studies Collection

1948 - 14th May

Carlos (Hank) Hankings sketching the Mayor at Sutton Depot. The bus, London General's B-43, was one of 300 requisitioned by the British Army in October 1914 for use in France and Belgium due to a shortage of motor vehicles at the outbreak of the first world war. This particular vehicle, which became affectionately known as The Old Bill Bus, was built in 1911, and returned from the war to run again on London's streets until it was retired in 1920. It was preserved, and was eventually presented to the Imperial War Museum on 5th May 1970 where it may still be seen today.

From the Sutton Local Studies Collection

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