Call our Sales Team on 0208 912 2120


21st October 1924
Page 24
Page 24, 21st October 1924 — CHESTERFIELD'S NEW SALOON BUSES.
Noticed an error?
If you've noticed an error in this article please click here to report it so we can fix it.

Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

A Small Fleet of Vehicles, in the Design of which Passengers Comfort has Been Kept to the Forefront.

KARRIER MOTORS, LTD., have ...113,recently delivered a fleet of four saloon buses to the Chesterfield Corporation tramways authorities, and these vehicles possess one or two features• which are of outstanding interest. They are each arranged to seat 20 passengers, and the bodies have been built to the special requirements of the corporation, and are fitted throughout with Bowden spring seats in order to ensure the maxiinuni comfort for passengers which is -deemed essential to secure the patronage of those travelling from the suburbs of the city.

We will briefly describe one of the saloon buses, which is representative of

the other vehicles. A somewhat unusual arrangement in connection with the entrance at the front is the use of an open compartment for the driver. The doorway extends to a point in line with the partition behind the driver's seat, and is thus extremely wide. This partition extends across the full width of the body and is provided with a door which opens towards the driver and gives access to the passenger compartment. In the door a "pay window" is provided so that fares can easily be collected. The windscreen and side panels of the driver's compartment are fitted with Triplex glass, and the switch gear is

neatly arranged within easy reach. A C.A.V. lighting set is carried. . The body is partitioned off at the rear to form a smoking-compartment, and an easily operated emergency door is provided, and, when opened, this releases a series of steps. The door and steps are interconnected, so that operation of the former automatically controls the latter.

The side windows are arranged to be lowered into the panels of the body and are operated on the lazy-tongs principle; they are of sufficiently robust construction to prevent inadvertently falling due to vibration.

As will he seen from one of the pictures on this page, a lifeguard connects the entrance with the mudguard of the near wheel, whilst on the off side a bracket slung from the chassis frame is used to carry two spare tyres and wheels.

The chassis which is employed for these buses is the company's well-known C.Y. type, which is fitted with an engine developing 25 h.p. at 1,000 rpm., a cone clutch, a four-speed gearbox and a worm-driven rear axle. The buses are shod with pneumatic tyres and are attractively painted in the corporation's colours, with the Qity's coat of arms on the sides.

have been attended by such inclement conditions since road touring became popular. Notwithstanding these adverse influences, enterprising owners who have built up a sound reputation for highclass and reliable facilities have in spite of the difficulties encountered managed to secure a fair share of busines§. In this connection the Northern General Transport Co., Ltd., of Chesterle-Street, can be quoted, for, during their twelve years' association with the north-country ' passenger-carrying industry, they have always made a point of giving the travelling patine the benefit' of their wide and extensive experience, and, accordingly, they have secured for their services a good amount of patronage. Elaborate preparations made by the company prior to the opening of the 1924 season with a view to meeting the popular demand did not go unrewarded, and whilst all tours were not patronized as well as they might have been the Northern General Transport Co., Ltd., have reason to feel satisfied, in view of the less encouraging results achieved by other proprietors in varieus parts of the country.


comments powered by Disqus