Monday, 4 June 2012

Clacton Bus Rally

Correspondent Harry Stanley visited the 4th Clacton Bus Rally yesterday and reported seeing a wide variety of vehicles from various operators.

Former London Country RT3125 (KXW234) made an appearance as did a couple of Hedingham Darts - EU56FLN and EU05AUT.

Another Dart but with a Wright Handybus body, was J317XVX which came from Thameside/ Countybus.

Former Norfolk Green and ex- Ipswich Optare Excel R186DDX also attended with its destination screen displaying 'Optare Excel Better than the Borismaster'!

Andy James informs me that it was acquired for preservation last year by a private buyer and it is believed that it will be restored to Ipswich Buses colours in due course.

Regal Busways paraded its former London ALX400 X298NNO whilst Network Colchester provided Scania N230UD 105 (YT59NZM).

My Thanks to Harry for his report and photo. A full list of participants can be viewed on the Clacton Rally website by clicking the 'Previous Events' tab.

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