Monday 16 September 2013

End Of Season Gala - Day Two

Ex Eastern Counties Bristol MW6G LS 829 APW829B
At long last a report on the second day of the East Anglia Transport Museum's End Of Season Gala with photos kindly provided by Tim Major

The picture that attracted my attention the most was that of former Eastern Counties APW829B - I remember these operating from Great Yarmouth's Wellington Road depot and from the overspill Marine Parade coach park.

Another Eastern Counties bus is that of Greenway WAH587S
Eastern Coachworks introduced this style of body on late build Bristol MW's, this Bristol MW6G was new in 1964 to Eastern Counties as their LS829

Another ex Eastern Counties bus in attendance was WAH587S. New in September 1977 as Leyland National LN587 she received Greenway conversion and re-entered service in December 1995. 

Ex London Transport RLH61 MXX261
She was subsequently acquired by Carters Coaches of Capel St Mary, Suffolk and is now privately owned.

I mentioned in my report of Saturday's activities that Ensignbus sent Ex London Transport RLH61 MXX261 to the event

She was also in active service on Sunday as Tim's photo shows

A former Eastern National decker
Copenhagen No 5 - a 1926 Garrett trolleybus
was also present on the Sunday in the shape of Bristol VR/ ECW KOO790V

The final view is that of Copenhagen No.5, a 1926 Garrett trolleybus - the world's oldest working trolleybus.

(One has to ignore claims by the Illinois Railway Museum!)

My thanks to Tim Major for the photos.

1 comment:

  1. Thumbs up !!! top article again well done. Especially that Bristol, used to be on the old 403 service sometimes, as a kid it was the big white steering wheel that i liked and wanted to drive one.