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Show of Electric Vehicles at Dorking

10th April 1953, Page 35
10th April 1953
Page 35
Page 35, 10th April 1953 — Show of Electric Vehicles at Dorking
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RATTERY-ELECTRIC vehicles of LP various makes are to be shown at an exhibition organized by the South Eastern Electricity Board. in conjunction with the Electric Vehicle Association, at the Board's premises at Rough Rew, Horsharn Road, Dorking, Surrey, from April 14-17.

Austin Crompton Parkinson Electric

Vehicles. Ltd., will display five Morrison Electricar models, including a mobile grocer's shop and a baker's shop. A B.M.A. 5-cwt. van, a Helees Avenger 10-15-cwt. truck, a Midland Vandot 10-cwt. dairy vehicle and an Electrojan 15-cwt. model will also be on show. Diamond Motors (Wolverhampton). Ltd., are to exhibit Graiseley road and works vehicles, and T. H. Lewis, Ltd., a dairy truck and a street orderly vehicle. Three Harbilt models will be shown by the Harborough Construction Co., Ltd., whilst Lansing Bagnall, Ltd., will exhibit a fork-lift truck and to other works models. A dairy vehicle and a street sweeper will be shown by Sidney Holes Electric Vehicles, an N.C.B. Percheron 25-cwt. vehicle by Smith's Electric Vehicles, 1.1d., and a dairy vehicle and works trucks by Tomlinson (Electric Vehicles), Ltd. Traction batteries of ExideIronclad, Kathanode, Tudor and Young manufacture may be inspected, together with Westinghouse charging equipment and B.T.H. motors and driving gear.


THE single-deck trolleybus lent to Walsall Transport Department by Glasgow Transport Department has completed its fortnight's trial and has been returned. Walsall officials were satisfied that it served its purpose by introducing separate entrance and exit doors to the public, but did not state whether such vehicles would be introduced in the town for permanent use. The carrying capacity of the trolley bus was found to be inadequate for Walsall conditions, and the conductor's inability to sec the entrance from his seat evoked criticism.


APPLICATIONS may be made to the secretary, Junior Institution of Engineers, 39 Victoria Street, London, S.W.1, for the award of the Maudslay scholarship, The amount granted is £150 and is to assist young engineers in their practical training or technical education. The closing date for applications is July 31.


TRAM accommodation of Sunderland I Corporation in Hylton Road is to be converted to a motorbus depot at a cost of £32,680. It will have space for 50-60 motorbuses.

Another 37 motorbuses are to be purchased. There arc only two tram routes left in the town and these are due to be abandoned shortly.


A ROAD research laboratory estab1-i fished in the Highlands to investigate highway problems of the crofter counties was proposed at a recent conference in Inverness sponsored by the Road Research Laboratory. Dr. A. R. Lee, deputy-director of the main laboratory at Harmonclsworth, said that recommendations based on experiments carried out in the south applied to Scotland in only a small degree.

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