The Former Aachen 1½ Deck Trolleybus

The idea of a bus having only half a deck might seem somewhat bizarre, but such vehicles really did exist - in both motorbus and trolleybus form.

The example seen here was built in 1956 and now lives at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft - http://www.sandtoft.org.uk/ .. It originates from the German city of Aachen.

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This rear three-quarter view reveals the secret behind the bus design's viability. The rear section behind the wheels features an early type of "low floor" section.

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The upper deck, as seen whilst standing on the stairway. The headroom is *very* restricted, such that when standing even a short person has to stoop.

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Lower deck view, from the back looking forwards. Possibly not easy to discern is the slope in the footway leading up towards the main body of the bus.

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The view from near the front, looking towards the rear. The stairway to the upper floor section is behind the brown facia at the end of the seats on the right.


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