Thursday 26 March 2015

#TBT Trent Motor Traction 213CCH

This week's Throwback Thursday features a bus that mostly operated well away from the local area but could be seen on the occasional summer Saturday foray to Great Yarmouth's Beach Coach Station

Leyland PSU3/1R's from the Trent Motor Traction fleet used to regularly run to the town from the East Midlands during the holiday season. Often up to four could be observed at the former railway station site at the same time and I recorded the visit of six them on one Saturday!

213CCH on South Quay. The railway lines beneath were originally used to transport goods offloaded at the quayside
213CCH was one of a batch of twenty three Willowbrook bodied dual purpose 51 seaters delivered to Trent during April and May 1963.

There is a photo on Flickr of 213 in Alfreton Bus Station in March 1972, working out of Mansfield Depot on the 43 service between Alfreton and Mansfield

Following withdrawal it could subsequently be seen on the streets of Great Yarmouth having been converted into a mobile catering vehicle.

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