Tuesday 9 July 2013

NNR Vintage Transport Weekend ~ Day Two

The Sunday line-up included Olympian D367JJD, Bristol K5G HPW133 and
AEC Reliance AEX85B joining former Huddersfield Daimler HVH472D
Day two of the north Norfolk Railway's Transport Weekend meant additional buses were in attendance as their owners could only make them available on the Sunday

Correspondence Tim Major made the journey to Holt in one of the East Anglia Transport Museum (EATM) vehicles and provides some pictures of the Sunday attendees

Three of the Sunday only visitors are shown in the first photo which included the EATM's Leyland Olympian/ECW D367JJD - the last example bodied locally at Eastern Coach Works

Two Sunday visitors were ex ECOC Bristol K5G HPW133 and former Great
Yarmouth AEC Reliance AEX85B
Next to her was HPW 133, a 1949 Bristol K5G with Eastern Coach Works H30/26R body. As Eastern Counties fleet number LKH 133 it operated from various garages including Peterborough, Kings Lynn and Norwich. After being delicensed in October 1969, it was sold via dealer Ben Jordan to Brookside Coaches in March 1970, Market Deeping. It was purchased privately for preservation in 1973 and is currently kept at the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society's premises

A third bus was former a former Great Yarmouth saloon AEX85B which has been comprehensively restored by the EATM. It has the rare combination of AEC Reliance and Penine Coachworks body. It had also seen service in nearby Lowestoft

Former Eastern National KOO790V is a Bristol VR with an ECW body
The final photo shows another Sunday only vehicle in the form of a Bristol VR. KOO790V was mainly used by Eastern National on its limited stop 400 service between Southend and London. Built in 1980 with coach seating, it was subsequently kept as a heritage vehicle by First and often saw use on special services and rail replacement services. It is now privately preserved

My thanks to Tim Major for the photos

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