Vehicles in this photo
The following vehicle(s) appear in this photo.
- 395645 - OHLM Workshop coach
- Cargo Fleet, Middlesbrough
- Exact date unknown - 1967
20 April 2008, 00:18:44
The big question is - what would an OHL coach be doing on Teesside in the 60s??
20 April 2008, 15:33:55
Good point - this was obviously a later role! Label now changed!
20 April 2008, 19:23:55
Wasn't there some third rail around Teeside in the early 60's, perhaps it's electrification of a different kind than OHLE, such as Third Rail?
20 April 2008, 20:30:20
Shildon-Newport (Stockton) was wired at 1500V DC back in 1914 but a decline in local coal traffic meant the wires came down in 1935. Nothing else electric on Teesside, though Tyneside had third rail until the mid-1960s.
21 April 2008, 11:10:03
Wasn't the Dock branch in Newcastle overhead electric? till 50 - 60s
21 April 2008, 19:47:31
It was the Tyneside 3rd rail I was thinking of. Cheers
4 May 2008, 20:55:20
Just a thought, but i believe the overhead electified branch from Manors(Newcastle) to the Quayside would have been dewired in 1967 when all electric services on Tyneside were discontinued. The branch was mostly in a tight semi-circular tunnel so a small/short O.H.L coach would only fit in the tunnel. This sighting could be either on its way to Newcastle or going elsewhere.
16 September 2019, 22:07:47
The picture at Cargo Fleet is not of DM395645 but of something else. DM395645 was converted from a bogied coach and the vehicle pictured was converted from a 6-whl LNWR CCT.