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Location details
Name:Poplar Garage
Type:Bus Garage
Dates:1906 - 11/1985
NotesWas Tram & Trolleybus Depot 
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Current allocation: 0 
All vehicles allocated: 36 *
Sightings logged: 17
Photos at location: 2
Previous location: Ponders End Garage 
Next location: Potters Bar Garage 
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RayGarage can be viewed at 1998/35006 and others. LT Museum photo collectionTue 24/09/2019, 13:16
DamonLift & Escalators had a store here at one time having moved from their site at Alperton which was then used as an extension to Alperton garage (ON).Tue 31/12/2013, 15:44
DamonIt appears that a horse bus stables of the London General Omnibus Company occupied a part of this site. Opened by 24/6/1874 with horse bus code ''S'' operating horses until 14/12/1906. Housed Clarkson Steam Buses from 22/10/1906 until 2/5/1907 and appears have re-opened 24/6/1907 to 11/1911. The code ''S'' was also used on the steam/motor buses. The London County Council opened an electric tram car shed here from 15/12/1906 using a site transferred from the education department. This was extended from the end of 1911, presumably onto the L.G.O.C. site. There was a large permanent way depot at the rear of the site which was later built over when the shed was extended to house Trolleybuses which ran from 9/6/1940. From 11/11/1959 Poplar became a bus garage running Routemasters. The garage finally closed 2/11/1985 and the building is still standing today. There have been mutterings about re-opening this huge garage but it remains closed.
Note: Edited by Damon, 31/12/13, 15:43.
Tue 31/12/2013, 14:33
RaySited in Leven Road by the River Lea 01-987 5194. (In)Famous for various things - Trams, then Trolleys, Tunnel & PLA RTL's/RT's (1961/1968); 747P (later 746P); RFW's; RM's awaiting service (early 60's); stored SA & Q trolleybuses, RLH, RTL, RTW, RF, MB, DMS & SMD; Tree Pruner 1935F; even TT1-5 being fitted with reinforced tyres. Spent many a happy hour there. Although LOTS made a 'song & dance' over the closure of AM & AW 34 years ago this weekend (News on website 1/11/2015) there was no mention of Poplar closing 30 years ago yesterday. Still standing after all those years - and looking good! Ray 3/11/2015 Sun 24/06/2007, 18:03

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