[Auckland trolley buses and MOTAT trams]

Maker and role
Unknown, Creator
Production date
Circa 1972
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Object detail

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Production period
Colour 8mm film no sound of trams, trolley buses in Auckland

Short segment of a moving tram outside with advertising, potentially at Matakohe.

Footage captured at MOTAT: Waiakto Breweries Ltd truck in garage; tram no. 253 driving on rails at MOTAT site 1, including stopping outside the pumphouse and tram sheds, conductor moving the tram poles

Footage of Auckland street scenes: trolley buses on Onehunga Mall (then Queen Street, Onehunga); trolley bus leaving an Auckland bus depot; cars and trolley bus crossing Queen Street up Victoria Street East; trolley bus stopping for passengers to board in central Auckland; sign for a temporary bus stop; trolley bus number 107 on Queen Street; 'Caution beware of buses' sign outside a bus depot; trolley bus 11 with driver clocking in; Farmers Free trolley bus in central Auckland; poles being removed from overhead wires on trolley bus 71; trolley bus 125 switching wires on overhead wires; trolley buses driving in central Auckland city; trolley buses outside the Civic Theatre including trolley bus 10; trolley buses driving past Auckland Town Hall; trolley bus 30 not in service destination blind; overhead wires at City Depot, Gaunt Street; trolley buses on Karangahape Road and Upper Queen Street; prams attached outside to the front of a trolley Bus on Queen Street;

Film reel housed in original casing, which is made of bright green plastic.
Physical description
1 film reel (9 min. 47 sec) : silent, colour ; 30 meters of film, 8mm
Other title
Auckland trolley buses
Credit line
Unknown. Circa 1972. [Auckland trolley buses and MOTAT trams], 15-0077. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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