Thursday 16 July 2015

#TBT Wellington Road

Our Throwback Thursday this week features two deckers at the Eastern Counties garage in Great Yarmouth's Wellington Road

A contrast in Eastern Coach Works' bodywork - the FLF had worked back to Great Yarmouth from Martham
on the 621 whilst the VR is off to the seaside at Hemsby Beach with the 622
The photo, taken in July 1982, shows Bristol FLF6G Lodekka TVL310 alongside Bistol VR/SLG SNG439M.  Both were bodied at Lowestoft's Eastern Coach Works with the former spending its last summer in the town prior to withdrawal

TVL310 was new to Lincolnshire Road Car Company in July 1962 as their 2509.  After Eastern Counties ownership, it was exported to the USA where it is recorded as being with Porter of Burnsville in Minnesota in March 1983.

SNG439M was new to Eastern Counties in August 1974 as VR139. It lasted exactly twenty two years in service prior to scrapping in August 1996


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