Buses from three different municipals - I missed a ride on Ipswich's E|PV24 but
more than made up for it with a run on Lowestoft's 'chocolate bus' GBJ192
I arrived at Lowestoft rail station around
|Star of the show was Ipswich trolleybus 105 restored to a very high standard|
However, it worked to my advantage as Lowestoft Corporation Regent 21 GBJ192 arrived at the stand. I had always wanted a ride on it and now was
|Mulleys very smart looking Bedford OB PV9371|
We left the station just as it started raining and I had to make a dash for cover on arrival at the museum. After a couple of minutes of sheltering from the elements, Ipswich Trolleybus 105 PV8270
|Ex Ipswich Optare Excel R186DDX sits alongside Great Yarmouth's AEX85B|
A lot of good quality work has gone into restoring 105 and I noted the details in the wooden seating with all the slotted screw heads lined up horizontally. Such perfection!
As the rain had more or less ceased by the end of the run by 105, I returned to the car park to obtain some photos
|Really liked travelling on these - Ipswich Atlantean MRT6P awaits its next duty|
Keeping company with Great Yarmouth's AEC Reliance AEX85B was former Norfolk Green and Ipswich Buses Optare Excel 186 R186DDX
There were other Ipswich buses present in the form of a 1976 Leyland Atlantean MRT6P, 1950 AEC
The 1923 Ipswich Trolleybus No 2 acquired by Ipswich Transport Museum in 1977
after 40 years in use as living accommodation for two sisters who worked in the
tea rooms at Flatford Mill
|Garretts of Leiston products are posed together - only two years in age difference|
I then witnessed the line up of two products from the Leiston works of Richard Garrett & Son. Former 1926 built NESE (Copenhagen) trolleybus No 5 was posed next to 1924 traction engine Bunty from Bressingham Steam Museum.
All to soon it was time to think about returning
|Ex Eastern Counties 5789AH provided an eventful journey back to the rail station|
The journey on the 1959 Eastern Coachworks bodied Bristol MW5G was a joy to behold. The driver was constantly battling with the gearbox on the way back and the Gardner engine sounded good. A reminder of the days when they used to be based at Great Yarmouth's Wellington Road
And so the end of the outing came so quickly. I spent an enjoyable time there meeting old friends and putting faces to the names of others who contribute to the blog. Good to meet you all
The next event can't come too quickly!