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19th June 1959, Page 24
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Parking Control : Civilians may reinforce London police to control parking.

Plastics Surface: A trial plastics road surface is being laid between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent.

Elga Move: Deionisation (Elga), Ltd., and Elga Products, Ltd.. have moved to a new factory at Lane End, Bucks.

200-Seat Trolleybus: A trolleybus with 200 seats and seven doors controlled by the driver has gone into service in Moscow.

Italian Production : Last year 19,546 Fiat special-purpose and commercial vehicles and 6,677 O.M. commercial vehicles were built.

New Acton Bridge : A grant of £49,000 has been made towards the estimated cost of £100,000 for building a new bridge at Old Oak Lane, Acton.

Vitasul Price: The price of Vitasul, the fuel additive produced by the Vigzol Oil Co., Ltd., is 12s. 6d. per gal. when purchased in 45-gal. drums.

Extended Facilities : Tyre Services (Carlisle), Ltd., have opened a new branch in Huddleston Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, 6, with Mr. S. G. Ward as manager.

Lister Air-cooled Engines : Lister HB2 and 11B3 air-cooled engines, rated at 24 b.h.p. and 36 b.h.p. respectively at governed speeds of 2,000 r.p.m., are available.

Harrogate Branch: A new branch office has been opened by the North Central Wagon and Finance Co., Ltd., at Yorkshire Bank Chambers, Princes Street, Harrogate.

Look for Arrows: Drivers going to Hull are asked to use the city's ring roads, marked by blue and yellow arrows, while Drypool Bridge, in the city centre, is being rebuilt.

Limited-stop Service: Bristol Omnibus Co., Ltd., have started an experimental limitedstop service between Bristol and Bath which will save passengers 10 minutes on a journey.

Seville Service: Twenty Leyland Worldmaster two-pedal-control single-deckers are to go into service in Seville, Spain. They will have locally built bodies. The order is worth over £70.000 to the chassis makers.

Sales Office Move: The automotive divisional sales office of G. E. Jones and Sons (Machine Parts), Ltd., has moved from Great Portland Street, London, W.I, to the main factory at Maylands Avenue, Hemel Hempstead, Herts.

From Fish to Vehicles: The Ross Group, Ltd., the big fish organization, have acquired the whole of the share capital of Grimsby Motors, Ltd., Eleanor Street, Grimsby. It is not proposed to change the management or staff.

Kenex Expansion: The new Kenex, Ltd., factory at Dover, which opened last year, will be extended as part of the company's plan to consolidate activities under one roof. New offices, a drawing office and an experimental centre are planned.

Further Extension: Since Whitlock Bros., Ltd.. Great Yeldham, announced plans to extend their factory earlier this year. increasing demand for their industrial and agricultural products necessitates a further expansion of 45.000 sq ft. to their factory.

Argentine Mass Production : Mass production of a light commercial vehicle to carry loads of 1,652 lb. is planned by Matalmecanica S.A.C.I. Fabrics Argentina de Automoviles De Carlo in collaboration with General Motors Argentina S.A.

Leytand-Albion Agents: Motores S.A. Apartado 4352, Estafeta Justo Arosemena, Panama RI'., are now agents for Leyland and Albion trucks, buses and spare parts in the Republic of Panama. The Engineering Co., Ltd., P.O. Box 208, Barlaman Avenue, Khartoum, arc now agents in the Republic of Sudan.


More Bus Services: Glasgow is to convert more tram services to bus operation. Two are scheduled for change-over shortly.

British Wagon Extensions: The British Wagon Co., Ltd., have opened new offices at Norfolk House, Wellesley Road, Croydon, and at 31 Beresford Terrace, Ayr.

Two New Branches: Two new branch offices have been opened by Firth Cleveland Finance, Ltd. A Leicester office is at 39 Millstone Lane and the Guildford office at 4 The Mount.

71-seaters ordered: The North Western Road Car Co., Ltd., have ordered 15 Dennis Loline chassis with East Lancashire 71-seat low-height front-entrance bodies. The vehicles will be ready for service next April.

Ministry Man Talks: A talk, "Vehicle Testing under Sections 1 and 2 of the Road Traffic Act, 1956," will be given to the eastern area of the Traders' Road Transport Association by Mr. W. P. Tapley, senior engineer of the Ministry of Transport, at Norwich on June 25.

Joint Committee: In an effort to reach agreement on an incentive bonus scheme for busmen, Nottingham Transport Committee have set up a joint committee to consolidate proposals by employers and employees. Two bonus schemes have already been rejected by the busmen.

Drivers' Good Fellowship: The Bedford Drivers' Club celebrated its silver jubilee last week when Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., invited six of the earliest-joining members to the Luton factory to mark the occasion. The earliestjoining present-day member, Mr. W. E. Horner, Peterborough, was presented with a gold watch.

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