• LINCOLN'S LATEST BUS ENTERPRISE. Using One-man-controlled-type Vehicles for Linking-up Outlying Districts.
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-r IKE many other enterprising maid,
cipal authorities, the Corporation of Lincoln is making considerable use of motorbuses for meeting the passenger requirements of the city and surrounding district, and their latest enterprise is concerned with the operation of one
man-controlled vehicles. In this connection they have recently put into regular employment vehicles of the type illustrated on this page, and these arc being used over a route connecting up
an outlying area which is fast developing.
The vehicle which we illustrate is composed of a Guy chassis, and the attractive body with which it is fitted is the product of a local company—the Bracebridge Motor Works, The Mayor of Lincoln, members of the tramways department, and representatives of the chassis makers aud bodybuilders recently participated in a trial run on the vehicle over the new route, which extends from St. Mary Street, via High Street, Boultham Avenue. Boultham Park Road, Rookery Lane, to Newark Road, where it joins noddington Road. The various municipal officials on board were particularly impressed with the smooth running of the vehicle, and the Mayor and other members of the party spoke of the fine qualities of the design and construction of the bus.
As our illustration shows, the vehicle is quite modern in its general build and is fitted with pneumatic tyres. The two-piece doorway at the front on the near side completely encloses the steps leading to the passenger compartment, and, as is usual in the ease of bodies of this type, it is under the sole control of the driver. It will be noted that side lifeguards are fitted between the door and the rear mudguard. Much thought has been given to the question of passengers' comfort and convenience, and, apart from the fact that the interior is well appointed, drop windows are fitted at the sides, above which are disposed a series of the usual type of hinged ventilator,