A view of the Transporter in 1969, looking towards the Middlesbrough side. I think the time would have been the early afternoon, but I can’t remember what time of the year it was. Maybe early spring. There isn’t many cars on the platform and the walkway over the top had been closed. It all looked a bit derelict. It seems to show that the Transporter needed two men for its operation. One the driver, in the cabin, and his mate to look after the loading of the cars and opening and closing the gates. I suppose in those days they would have been getting about £12 a week, but these costs would have had too much impact on the toll charges. Does anyone remember what they were in those days?
Photograph and details courtesy of Fred Starr.