Ferrymead Heritage Park
Christchurch, New Zealand

The Tramway Historical Society Inc.

Type English Electric

In storage in the Society's Trolley Bus Barn awaiting restoration. Photo: Stephen Taylor, 4 Oct 2008

Date Built 1931
Written Off Withdrawn fron service 1956
Acquired by THS
From 209 (and 216) were donated by Arthur Breen, who used them as holiday accommodation at Oaro on the Kaikoura Coast.
Restored Unrestored - body only (no electrical equipment).

Refer to Christchurch English Electric No 210 which is identical to this vehicle. However while 210 has been restored, the body of 209 is in storage awaiting Restoration.

The following information is from Bradley Knewstubb's web-site - refer to the links page:

Make:   English Electric,  3-axle
Bodywork:  Boon and Company, Christchurch 
Motor:  English Electric 70 bhp DK 121 
Controllers:  5-notch EMB non-automatic 
Seating Capacity: 38 plus driver

Christchurch 209 and 210 are the only known English Electric trolleybuses to survive in the world.