Story: Public transport

Trolleybuses versus diesels

Trolleybuses versus diesels

In this 1973 Nevile Lodge cartoon, Wellington City Council debates the relative merits of trolleybuses and diesel buses. But the public says it doesn’t care about the type of bus as long as it is running, not cancelled because drivers are holding stop-work meetings during industrial disputes. The cartoon appeared in Wellington’s Evening Post on 17 December 1973, and the billboard for the drivers’ meeting points out there are ‘only 8 stopping days to Christmas’.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-134-426
Cartoon by Nevile Lodge

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Adrian Humphris, 'Public transport - Buses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/22522/trolleybuses-versus-diesels (accessed 23 July 2019)

Story by Adrian Humphris, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 11 Mar 2016