Although the day started dull and overcast, by the time the gates were open the sun was out and it was feeling warm. I used the Park and Ride service (right) from the Co-op store in Ashburnham Way with First Eastern Counties thoughtfully providing Gemini 37572 AU58ECW.
After passing Southdown ECW bodied Leyland Tiger GUF727 outside the entrance to the ESLR station I saw the Eastern Transport Collection's Bristol LD OVF229 postioned back to back with York-West Yorkshire Bristol FS6B NWU265D. The 1966 preserved vehicle also carried fleet number YDX221
The third group comprised a very colourful trio. Bristol FS5G/ECW H33/27RD OVL473, new to Lincolnshire in July 1960, was sandwiched between two Bristol VRs. On the left is former Southern Vectis FDL681V and on the right is open top former Southern National ATA559L. Interestingly ATA559L was stored in Great Yarmouth by First Eastern Counties during early 2002 and subsequently moved to Ben Jordan for further storage prior to preservation
My thanks to the museum for assembling a good variety of vehicles with more photos appearing on my Flickr site HERE