Following the Wires – Trolleybuses of New Zealand

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“Following the Wires: Trolleybuses of New Zealand” by Sean Millar. ISBN 978-0-908726-93-8.

A4 format, staple bound, 48 pages. Printed in colour throughout. 75 photographs plus 6 specially-commissioned maps.

An illustrated history of NZ’s trolleybuses since 1924. Includes fleet lists covering all 495 trolleybuses to have served in this country.



Auckland – Auckland Transport Board & Auckland Regional Authority

Christchurch – Christchurch Transport Board

Dunedin – Dunedin City Transport

New Plymouth – New Plymouth City Council

Wellington – Wellington City Transport, Stagecoach Wellington & NZ Bus/Go Wellington

Preservation – Auckland Museum of Transport & Technology (MOTAT), Foxton Trolleybus Museum, Wellington Tramway Museum (Paekakariki), Omnibus Society (Wellington), Tramway Historical Society (Ferrymead, Christchurch), Otago Settlers Museum (Dunedin) & Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum (UK).


Chassis: AEC 602, British United Traction (BUT) RETB1, British United Traction (BUT) 9711T, Crossley Motors TSD42, Designline City Bus Trolley, English Electric, Leyland Motors TB, Ransomes Sims & Jefferies, Volvo B58, Volvo B10M.

Bodywork: Boon & Co, Christchurch Transport Board (CTB), Coachwork International, Comeng, Designline, DSC & Cousins, Dunedin City Transport (DCT), Hawke Coachwork, MCCW, New Plymouth City Council, New Zealand Motor Bodies (NZMB), Park Royal Vehicles, Ransomes Sims & Jefferies, Saunders-Roe, Wellington City Council.

Electrical equipment: Ansaldo, British Thomson-Houston (BTH), Brown Boveri, Dick Kerr, Eletra Industrial, English Electric, Metropolitan-Vickers, Ransomes Sims & Jefferies.