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Longstone Road

April 1961

See 'Reply 2' below

Longstone Road  -  Bus hits lamp post, 1956

  Scotsman Publications Ltd.   Click here for web site details.     Licensed by Scran
 Photo 81963,   Scran 000-000-035-763.      Date (according to Scran: April 1956 (but see 'Replies 1 + 2' below)

 

 

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      Longstone Road  -  Bus hits lamp post, 1956

 

Longstone Road

Accident

This single decker Edinburgh bus hit a lamp post in April 1956.  The photo was published in one of 'The Scotsman' group on newspapers on April 26.

An ERF recovery truck appears to be waiting in the background to recover the bus

 

Reply

1.

Steven Oliver

Duns, Borders, Scotland

Date

The Scran web site gives a date of April 1956 for this photo, but Steven Oliver has written to tell me that it must have been take between 1959 and 1966.

Steven commented:

1959-66

"I would query the date given for this accident.  Two clues are given in the photo:

- The bus provides the main clue as it was new as one of a batch of 50 in 1959 for the 1/21 circle route, and it was sold in 1966 along with the remaining 47 in the batch (two having been lost in accidents) for further service in Northern Ireland when service 1 was converted to double-deck operation.

- The lamp post in the background provides the other clue.  The type of lantern that it carries dates from the late-1950s when Edinburgh introduced sodium lighting.

I'll see if I can find the correct date for you."

Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland:  January 21, 2010

 

Reply

2.

Brian Melrose

Carrick Knowe, Edinburgh

Thank you to Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland for passing on a message about this accident from Brian Melrose.

Brian wrote:

April 1961

    Longstone Road  -  Bus hits lamp post, 1956

"This bus remained in service until April 29, 1962 so the accident must have happened between 1959 and that date.

The actual date was Tuesday April 26, 1961.

The Breakdown lorry in the background is  Nos 6 FWS 853 running on trade plates 190 SG."

Brian Melrose, Carrick Knowe, Edinburgh.
Message received from Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland:  January 28, 2011

 

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