Tuesday 1 October 2019

Showbus 2019 ~ Some Highlights

This year's Showbus was held at the new venue of the Hertfordshire Showground last Sunday amid threats of a rainy day - frightening off some exhibitors and visitors no doubt! In the event the day wasn't that wet as these selection of photos from Reg Vardy show.

Attending this year's Showbus was a regular on the local rally event circuit Hutchings and Cornelius Dennis Lancet YYB118

Konectbus sent along their Norwich Park & Ride Alexander Dennis Enviro400 SN65OAL to the event

Preserved coaches from two local independents represented by ex Peelings' YXI6327 and Galloway's NJI9241. The former was named Gloria at the event and carries fleet number 741 which it used when part of the Smith Shearings fleet as F741UNE. The latter was previously a member of the Belle Coaches fleet.

Former Eastern Counties Eastern Coachworks bodied Bristol RELH SVF896G was also flying the local flag. It was new to 'Counties' in February 1969 (my goodness how time flies!)

A number of Kenzie's Coaches of Shepreth in Cambridgeshire were on display. Although the company ceased trading on 30th August after more than 72 years in business it is understood that both D30BEW and C25KAV have recently been privately acquired. The former to Rugg of March and the latter to Cochrane of Christchurch

An interesting attendee was this former Barton Transport Northern Counties bodied AEC Regent V from 1960. Following withdrawal from passenger service, 851FNN was used as a driver training vehicle.

My thanks to Reg for the photos


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