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Offline Rodan61

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #360 on: March 15, 2017, 05:16:13 PM »
I found the link!  ;D ..... I have yet to discover the whole site.

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #361 on: March 15, 2017, 09:57:30 PM »
Have fun! there is a lot to discover there and we are still building and hoping for more contributions.
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #362 on: March 18, 2017, 04:24:53 PM »
Some while ago I found what might have been an unlisted token with "WYPTE Leeds District" and "Sov. St."
We knew Sovereign Street was the site of a bus depot, but it's use remained uncertain.  This last week I acquired a few more (pictured below) - one of which still has a metal ring attached.  I now think the purpose of these items to be key rings, to tell whoever had the keys what they were for,  Drivers of buses would likely have had keys for toilets or break areas, possibly even late turn keys to let them in the gates for the depot at the end of their shift - perhaps we'll never know.  It is unlikely though that these are tokens....
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #363 on: March 18, 2017, 06:53:24 PM »
Excellent stuff, andyg. No tokens, indeed, but that was doubtful to begin with in view of the holes. Still, part of the bus/plastic love affair and arguably part of the story of the tokens.

I am wondering if the plastics may not have been chipped, in other words, they WERE the keys: you'd hold them against the lock and buzzz - open sesame. It would be a handy safety measure in the sense that the system could be made aware which key-hangers no longer had right of access, e.g. in case of loss, retirement or job change. It would also explain the address on them.

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #364 on: March 18, 2017, 07:04:00 PM »
They are clearly made out of plastic and that suggests thousands (or hundreds at least) because you wouldn't create a mould for a handful of copies. Does this fit in with your thoughts I wonder?

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #365 on: March 18, 2017, 09:02:19 PM »
They could also have been for attaching to a locker key.

I notice one is marked Leeds City Transport which suggest an earlier set of key tags than the others bearing WYPTE.
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #367 on: September 06, 2017, 08:31:10 PM »
The first two are NCT Newport Corporation Tramways tokens , slight variants .
The third i presume is a Newport Transport token as it is very similar , anyone know for sure?

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #368 on: September 06, 2017, 09:20:33 PM »
Are you calling the first token a variant because the distance between the N and the logo is different? It looks like the letters are slightly lighter and the dots smaller, but that could be due to wear or lighting.

As for the NT token, we found that NCT became NT in 1986. The logo is the same and the denomination side is practically the same, so even though I haven't see this token before, I have no trouble accepting it as a post 1986 bus token of Newport.

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #369 on: September 06, 2017, 10:13:29 PM »
The ONE JOURNEY TOKEN is noticeably differently spaced on the middle token in scroggs' post. The first and third are the same as each other, though with different reverses.

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #370 on: September 06, 2017, 11:18:47 PM »
I agree it's certainly a different die and one i must check when I return home.
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #371 on: October 07, 2017, 10:16:22 PM »
Another option.



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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #372 on: October 07, 2017, 10:30:00 PM »
Nice and certainly very different!
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