Keith Butcher, of Conisbrough Heritage, very kindly contacted us with some photographs of his particular interest - the Mexbrough and Swinton Trackless, especially  the Sunbeam F1.
If you would like to contact Keith, maybe to exchange information and photos or to find out more, please email us and we'll forward your message.

Keith used to work at Mexborough Garage (which you can partly see in the top photo), along with foreman Ernie McCall and workers Dave Greaseson, Morris Hurral and Arthur Smalley. It was owned by George Woodhead.

He is on the lookout for any photos showing the Garage, so if you can help, please email any information to us.



































Features: Trackless in action

A beautiful shot in many ways, not least because it shows the end of Bank Street as it meets Adwick Road and Doncaster Road. St John's C of E School (The National) looms behind the cafe, and you can just see the entrance to Pinfold Lands; The entrance to the forecourt of the Esso garage is on the left, and the tall-chimneyed houses at the end of Bank Street loom large, and a mum heaves a pram the size of a handcart on the left.

A trackless makes its way out of the depot at the bottom of Doncaster/Pastures Roads. Far right you can glimpse the headgear of Denaby Main pit.

A look inside the depot.

The terminus on Adwick Road; note the loop of power cables allowing the trackless to turn around for its return journey.

 Last updated: January 1 2007