Ferrymead Heritage Park
Christchurch, New Zealand

The Tramway Historical Society Inc.

Type Edison Walker Battery Bus

Date and photographer unknown. THS Archives

Bus outside "Orange Hall" in Sockburn?. The destination sign, partly covered: there is a high probably that it reads ISLINGTON. Photo by F. N. Jones (THS Collection)

The Edison Walker Electric 'Beetle' Bus c 1918. Photo: THS Collection

A Walker Battery electric truck chassis being used to support Christchurch Horse Trailer No 84. Photographer: Colin Loach, Nov 1996.

Date Built 1918
Written Off 1922
Acquired by THS
Restored Unrestored - chassis only exists.

The body was built by Boon and Company of Christchurch on an Edison Walker electric truck chassis.

The Society has two Edison Walker Battery electric truck chassis of about 1918 vintage, and it is planned/hoped that a replica Christchurch Walker Battery Bus "Beetle" bus body can be built on it.

Refer also to "On the Move", volume 8.