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Thorn Alpha Nine

On concrete columns.

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Album name:Paul / Low Pressure Sodium Lanterns
Comments:A nice Alpha Nine still survives on one of the industrial estates in Bedford. There are quite a few down this stretch of road. Once, they were the main column and lantern used all over Bedford.
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Date added:Sep 29, 2014
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Kev   [Sep 29, 2014 at 07:03 PM]
Good to see sox period!
Liam   [Sep 29, 2014 at 07:32 PM]
Irridiums are creeping in Bradford too, not a bad looking lantern tbh.
amtrakuk   [Sep 29, 2014 at 09:24 PM]
Iridiams seemed to be the lantern of choice, they have great optics
Kev   [Sep 29, 2014 at 10:37 PM]
I would be jumping for joy to see iridiums down here ANYTHING but LED
[Seamus1991]   [Sep 26, 2015 at 10:36 PM]
Thorn Alpha 9 is my favourite lantern on the Thorn Alpha range? Razz
Paul   [Sep 27, 2015 at 05:00 PM]
It is a hard decision to make... Thorn made some great lanterns in the past, the Alpha One (which I don't care for the looks of but it was a revolutionary design) and other favourites of mine, the Alpha Six and Alpha Three.
[Seamus1991]   [Oct 03, 2015 at 09:51 PM]
I like the Thorn Alpha 3 as well
Zelandeth   [Oct 04, 2015 at 12:55 AM]
Nice old column...Less so the Trueform Classic bus shelter in the foreground...(expensive, poorer quality) knockoff of the Commutaports Cairngorm shelter that's been around since the early 90s...
Paul   [Oct 04, 2015 at 02:39 PM]
LOL Zel... I wouldn't know one bus shelter from another
[Seamus1991]   [Oct 05, 2015 at 09:14 PM]
OK well that concrete column dates back to the 50s so i wonder what was the predecessor of the Alpha 9?
Paul   [Oct 06, 2015 at 08:41 PM]
There are areas of Bedford that are still lit by GEC Z9484 / Z9494 so I would imagine they would have been a GEC offering of sorts?
Zelandeth   [Oct 06, 2015 at 10:04 PM]
There was a day when I didn't know one shelter from another...that was before I spent nearly eight years looking after a network of 1236 bus stops, roughly 600 of which had shelters! Yes...I did explicitly specify switchstart fluorescent for lighting! We had a trial of some solar in some shelters that it wasn't practical to get a mains feed into in areas with little or no lighting, they never seemed to last though unfortunately. Where we had mains though, LED and HF were both banned in my book!
[Seamus1991]   [Oct 07, 2015 at 06:46 PM]
Ok thanks Paul

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