Ferrymead Heritage Park
Christchurch, New Zealand

The Tramway Historical Society Inc.

Type Ransome Trolley Bus

216 outside the Christchurch Tramway Board workshops. Photo: THS Collection

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

Date Built 1934
Written Off Withdrawn from service 1956
Acquired by THS
From 216 (and 209) were donated by Arthur Breen, who used them as holiday accommodation at Oaro on the Kaikoura Coast.
Restored In storage awaiting restoration - body only.

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

Make:   Ransome, Sims and Jefferies, all 3-axle
Bodywork:  Christchurch Tramway Board
Motor:  Ransomes 70 bhp 
Controllers:  British Thomson-Houston
Braking: Regenerative braking
Seating Capacity: 38 plus driver; increased to 40 plus driver 1945-1950.