GPO Teleprinter Bus
GPO Teleprinter Bus
Post Office Cable & Wireless Services Bus SLO 24 at Post Office Vehicle Rally, Debden © LSA Sept 2012.
| EXIT | External Telecommunications Executive | Acknowledgements |

In April 1956 a mobile telegraph office was commissioned to relay test match telegrams (via teleprinters) to the overseas circuits during the Australian cricket tour.  

See TAS network for more details.

SLO 24
"Built on a Commer chassis, the office was designed by the Telegraph and Engineering branches of the Post Office External Telecommunications Executive and the Engineering Department. Engineers of the Telephone Manager's staff at Brighton installed the wiring in the works (Harrington of Hove) where the van was built. The vehicle is 27 ft. 6 in. long and weighs six tons. The aluminium coach body is finished in Post Office red with gold anodised metal fittings and gold lettering."







Photo: GPO Bus SLO 24 at Post Office Vehicle Rally, Debden © LSA Sept 2012.  

SLO 24
GPO Bus SLO 24. One of the plates reads 'Harrington Coachworks'. A grey teleprinter and a green swivel chair complete the scene.












Photo: GPO Bus SLO 24 at Post Office Vehicle Rally, Debden © LSA Sept 2012.  
   
   
Acknowledgements

Post Office Telecommunications Journal Spring 1956.

 
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