|Huddersfield 541 on a circuit of the museum yesterday |
With bad weather forecast for today, I decided to attend the East Anglia Transport Museum's End of Season Gala yesterday. (This morning started bright and sunny - have they got it all wrong again?!)
The main attraction was Huddersfield Trolleybus 541 CVH741
, offering rides around the museum; as I was about to enter I was told she was now out of service!
|Royal Blue Bristol RELH/ECW 2380 OTA640G in National White|
Upon arrival, the first vehicle I saw was Royal Blue Bristol RELH6G 2380 OTA640G,
complete with an Eastern Coachworks body.
She was delivered to Southern National as their 2380 in March 1969.
A second Bristol/ECW bus visiting was former Eastern National RELL6G FWC439H
|Eastern National Bristol RELL 1516 FWC439H|
She was taken into the fleet as No 1516 during December 1969
The saloon is currently owned a member of the Colne Estuary Preserved Buses Group based in north Essex
Another interesting attendee was AEC Reliance/ Harrington Grenadier HLP10C
New to Surrey Motors of Sutton in July 1965, she was displayed in her original owner's colours
|Surrey Motors Harrington Granadier bodied AEC Reliance HLP10C|
is not a complete foreigner to the region as she also spent some time in service with Premier Travel of Cambridge
Ensignbus sent former London Transport RLH61 MXX261
Delivered in February 1966, she later spent some thirty years in Canada (mostly in
|Ashton Under Lyne 87 YTE826 in a livery similar to Great Yarmouth Corporation!|
Ontario) before returning home to the UK
Another former London bus attending was London Country RML 2419 JJD419D
Most of the museum's trolleybuses were out on display and I had to do a double take when I saw Ashton Under Lyne's 87 YTE826
in her cream and blue livery
Not too dissimilar to that of a former municipal operator further along the A12!
Speaking of Great Yarmouth Corporation, Leyland PD2 66 EX6566
and AEC Reliance 85 AEX85B
were both in active service
As I was originally only planning to attend the gala on the Sunday, I was therefore fortuitous in being able to meet up with some old friends at the event too