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The Gyrobus

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Gent, Belgium gyrobuses Nos 1453 and 1452 at an intermediate charging point where contact was made to a three phase AC supply on a projecting arm via three spring booms on the roof of the gyrobus. Although not seen here the photographer suggests there were also two auxiliary contact arms that moved sideways from the gyrobus to make contact part way down the post.

Photograph is dated to 24 August 1958, and is courtesy of Noel Reed.
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