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Many Internet users seek out pictures of the places where they grew up, but are unlikely to think of visiting transport sites, let alone one dealing with trolleybuses! We would like as many people as possible to discover this web site to learn how drastically the Uxbridge Road corridor will change if the tram scheme is constructed.

This small selection of colour pictures from the past is incorporated into this web site to trap surfers who will perhaps explore other pages to be found here. All of the pictures were taken in the early 1960's and are the work of a number of photographers.

More pictures from the 1960's, unfortunately only in monochrome.
A selection of bus pictures from the 1970's to the present day.

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Nnorth side of Shepherds Bush Green
Photographed by Terry Russell
Picture TR72
The north side of Shepherds Bush Green, with the Wood Lane junction in the far left
Shepherds Bush Green
Photographed by Terry Russell Picture TR76
The south west corner of Shepherds Bush Green [Junction with Shepherds Bush Road and Goldhawk Rd], with a 607 turning from south arm to west arm to go to Uxbridge Road.
Butterwick bus station at Hammersmith
Photographed by Frank Mussett
Picture M11
Butterwick bus station at Hammersmith
King Street, Hammersmith
Picture 717
Travelling eastwards in King Street, Hammersmith just before the left turn into Studland Street into the one-way system. This scene is very little changed today apart from lack of trolleybuses!
Memories
Jessamine Road
Photographed by David Stevens Picture 087
The vehicle is in Jessamine Road which had a single line of wiring linking Boston Manor Road and is approaching the back entrance to Hanwell trolleybus depot and was used as a turning loop by 655's.
Hanwell Broadway
Photographed by David Stevens
Picture 052
Hanwell Broadway opposite the depot
Uxbridge Road
Photographed by David Stevens
Picture 053
Uxbridge Road exit from Hanwell Depot
Hanwell Depot
Photographed by David Stevens
Picture 051
Hanwell Depot
Having a few problems outside Hanewll Depot
Photographed by John Bradshaw
Picture JB2
Having a few problems outside Hanwell Depot
Ealing Common
Photographed by David Stevens
Picture 085
Crossing main part of Ealing Common, travelling eastbound towards Hanger Lane Junction. Little has changed today apart from the demise of trolleys and eastbound bus lane added.
Uxbridge
London Transport Museum Collection
Picture LTM 39
A Q type [#1768 preserved by LT] passing the Odeon cinema in Uxbridge in 1960. Unfortunately, the cinema wasn't preserved! Nice collection of 60s vehicles.
Uxbridge Road
London Transport Museum Collection
Picture LTM 205
South side of the Uxbridge Road a few hundred yards short of the White Hart PH Terminus [pictured in HT1006 & HT1009].
Note the cycle path, which was a feature of many roads out of London. Sadly most disappeared in road widening's in the 60s and 70s. Note the cute lamp on the pole!
Acton Vale
Picture 712
Acton Vale, by south east corner of Acton Park. The clippie is racing to operate the overhead frog to allow the trolleybus to take a left turn.
Then and Now
Memories
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Photographed by Frank Mussett Picture M10
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Photographed by Terry Russell Picture TR77
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Iron Bridge at Southall
Photographed by Terry Russell Picture TR70
The famous Iron Bridge at Southall over the Uxbridge Road, looking east. The cars are turning into Greenford Road. Under the bridge, Southall Garage [HW] is a short way on the left and the AEC works are just up the road to the right, as of course the sign says.
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Photographed by Terry Russell
Picture TR65
Just the other side of the bridge, looking east.
Junction of Beadon Road with Hammersmith Grove
Photographed by Jim Hawkins
Picture JH1
Junction of Beadon Road with Hammersmith Grove.
More Information
Uxbridge Terminus
London Transport Museum Collection
Picture LTM 344
A 1959 Picture showing a nice stable of F1 Leyland bodied trolleys on route 607 in the Uxbridge Terminus.
Uxbridge Terminus
Photographed by Terry Russell
Picture TR66
Uxbridge Terminus
Uxbridge Terminus
Photographed by John Bradshaw
Picture JB607
Uxbridge Terminus
Uxbridge trolleybus terminus
Photographed by David Stevens
Picture 054
Uxbridge terminus
London #1201 and #1768
Photographed by David BradleyPicture N15A
Very few London trolleybuses were preserved and those that survive today are scattered far and wide. However one example that plied on Route 607 can be found [November 2005] at the London Transport Museum at Acton. In 2000 it was caught on camera while on loan to the East Anglia Transport Museum where it was possible to sample a ride on the vehicle.
More trolleybus pictures in other parts of London.
Heritage Route Map of
Trolleybus Services in West London
Graphics by Dave Wilsher
Heritage Route Map of Trolleybus Services in West London
Route 607 introduced on 15 November 1936 - Ceased on 8 November 1960   Route journey time: 66 mins
Service interval 3-6 minutes [Uxbridge to Hayes]   2-3 minutes [Hayes to Shepherds Bush]
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