This page is not intended
to give a comprehensive set of weblinks - there are
enough specialist sites which do that - but rather it gives links to sites
which have some specific LUPTS connection.
It begins with
organisations who provide a link to the LUPTS home
page and it would seem churlish of us not to reciprocate:
- The Bus Station This site provides a very comprehensive series of links
to web sites relating to buses, trolleybuses and coaches worldwide and has
deemed the LUPTS site worthy of inclusion.
- Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society It can be claimed that the MTPS
grew directly out of LUPTS in its early days. Their web site
acknowledges this and provides a link to the LUPTS homepage.
Bradley's Tram and Trolleybus page A site with a slight
bias towards the London area but one which now includes features on
systems elsewhere in Britain. Towards the bottom of the
Liverpool Picture Gallery is a page which tells the story of the
preservation of tram 869, adapted from the material on the LUPTS
site. Select 'Some Tram Pictures' and then 'Liverpool' from
the list on the left of the screen.
John Moores University - Transport web links Their
webmaster is a particularly good friend of the webmaster of the LUPTS site
and has been persuaded to provide a link in return for this
one. At the last count there were also links to about 250
other websites which might be of interest.
Transport Trust Another local society, and one which
describes a group which owns a number of vehicles with LUPTS
connections. Ex Liverpool half cabs A344/544, A40 and L255
have all been used for LUPTS tours over the years. The MTT also now has ownership of Atlantean E2 which LUPTS
has been trying to hire since 1966, but has always been
thwarted. Perhaps once its major restoration project has been
- Ron Smith's
Liverpool tram site Self explanatory, this site has the
story, and a series of pictures of, the 'LUPTS tram' 869.
- Wikipedia is kind enough to
give LUPTS a mention (well, the webmaster actually created the
page). They also cite the LUPTS site as a source for
information on the Canada Dock Branch.
- Class 25
Action record that D7648 (25298) was used for a LUPTS brakevan trip on 2 December 1970.
- The Railtour
Files provide details of LUPTS events amongst their comprehensive
Docks Rail Tour, Wirral and
Mersey Special, Mancunian Several of these entries
have details additional to those which have been published by LUPTS over
- Ensignbus record that LUPTS used RMA58 (NMY655E)
on the 1998 bus tour. The vehicle was part of that company's
museum fleet (although has since been sold). Albeit mis-spelling the name of our august society - LUPS - the Bus Stop, a site with
comprehensive information about the history of individual London buses, is
the source of that information.
- The Tramway
Museum at Crich has a report on the LUPTS
event to mark the 50th anniversary of the tour on Glasgow 1055 on their
Two links relating to
film and photograph collections:
- Online Transport Archive
(OTA) is an organisation which has, through its Board of Directors, links
to LUPTS. It exists to conserve collections of film,
photographs and negatives relating to all modes of transport, and its
images have appeared in a number of recent publications. It
was granted charitable status in January 2004 and established a website at
more or less the same time.
- A significant quantity of OTA film has
appeared in the range of videos produced by Online Video. The
LUPTS connection is footage of the 1960 Glasgow tram tour in 869, and the
Wirral and Mersey Special and the Mersey Docker railtours on certain of their releases.
The following LUPTS
members have made their photographs available online:
- Paul Hollinghurst has a large number of pictures taken
on LUPTS events since 2000, as well as other transport related photographs..
- On a similar theme, Rob McCaffrey has a Flickr site with an extensive collection of
photographs, and with the promise that specific LUPTS material will be
- Richard Pearson has a Fotopic site as well.
- Rob McCaffrey also maintains a blog
The final known online
LUPTS reference here is the most obscure. In November 1977, Samir Rihani and Brian Foulds of the Merseyside PTE participated in a LUPTS
question and answer session. Years later, the event appeared on Dr
(as he is now) Rihani's website as one of his
academic papers. Perhaps what you'd call academic licence.
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