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The speeches outside with the three trolleys and a goodly crowd of Landskronians [+ Germans, British, Norwegians etc]

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7232 [Elvira] in the glorious sunshine passing one of the more decorative buildings

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7232 [Elvira] at the Centrum end of the line

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7231 [Ella] followed by 101 on the straight run back from the Station

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7231, 7232 and 101 at the Centrum terminus

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Copenhagen 101

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Nearside view of 101 showing the two doors [rear is open platform]

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At the ceremonial lunch with [l-r] Sven, Stig, Brian McGuire and Bruce Lake

I attended the Official opening of the Landskrona [Sweden] system on 27th September. This small system is only 3km long and only requires 3 trolleybuses to operate it. It is, however, the first system in Sweden since the 1960's and as such will hopefully be the model for other towns to follow; the ceremony was attended by the Swedish Environment Minister. There was also much international interest at the opening.

There is no specialwork on the system, the depot [0.9km away] is unwired and is reached by using onboard batteries. There isn't even a section insulator! This was entirely deliberate to keep this first system as simple as possible. The overhead is rather unique, however, being 99.9% on bracket arms, most of them double.

The trolleys are a collaboration between Solaris [body] and Ganz [electrics] and look very smart, and the ride on the cobbled areas is very good.

Copenhagen 101, a 1937/38 General Electric trolleybus, also operated. A magnificent vehicle, she performed very well, although the resistors got very hot with the 750v supply so she got plenty of rests.

Bruce Lake

 

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