Thursday 16 April 2015

#TBT Beach Coach Station ~ August 1991

For this week's Throwback Thursday feature we look back at a summer Saturday scene at Great Yarmouth's Beach Coach Station in August 1991

Unlike now, the coach station then was full of buses and coaches bringing holidaymakers and day trippers into the resort and often provided glimpses of vehicles not normally seen in the town

The first example is that of Northampton Transport's East Lancs bodied Volvo B10M-50 D101XNV which was new to the company in October 1986. With a CH45/31F body layout it later saw service with First Northampton

Next up is East London Coaches WDA3T complete with its original West Midlands registration plate. It is one of five former West Midlands PTE Leyland Titan/Park Royal deckers passing to London Transport. The bus was new in January 1979 and carried fleet number 7003 when with the PTE

On the same day Colchester Borough Transport's H47MJN put in an appearance. The Leyland Olympian was new in March 1991 and is still in use with Talisman Coach Lines of Bromley, Essex

To complete the quartet is a Duple Laser 2 bodied Leyland Tiger, which was then with Leicester Citybus. Numbered 23 in the Leicester fleet, B160WRN was new to Ribble in February 1985

An unbelievable variety of buses visiting Great Yarmouth on a summer Saturday!

1 comment:

  1. Used to say if the coach station is full so is yarmouth lol especially if it was all deckers. Can remember too being on the barrows for luggage but that was a bit further back lol