|NS1995 following arrival from the London Transport Museum Acton Store|
Contributor Tim Major attended the event and I am pleased to bring you his report
|NS1995 in company with STL 2577 and RTL139 in Merton Yard|
I was fortunate to be offered a ride on the London General NS1995 built in 1926, from the London Transport Collection stabled at the Acton Depot, an eight o'clock departure from the depot required an exceptionally early departure from Lowestoft! The trip gave an insight to how travel would have been in 1920's London and I had fortunately followed advice and wrapped up warm clothing!
|NS1995 with STL2577 in Merton Garage shortly before departure|
The heritage service was operated by an RTL, Routemasters, a Huddesfield utility Daimler! (disguised in London Transport livery to represent a long disappeared class of bus) and various buses (modern!) from the depot allocation.
Not all the time available was taken with bus riding and looking round the depot, as a walk to Merton Park allowed for a trip into Croydon on Tramlink.
|Tramlink 2544 departing Merton Park for the short journey to Wimbledon|
The journey back to the depot at Acton was through heavy London traffic and took some time but was a very worthwhile and an interesting day out'
My thanks to Tim for his contribution and for the photos as well - which he had already captioned for me!