Tuesday, 30 August 2022

Wells-next-the-Sea Tiger

Tony Wilson was on one of his many journeys from the East Midlands to North Norfolk for a holiday when he thought he would take the less direct route from King's Lynn and call in at Wells-next-the-Sea.

Tony says 'Lo and behold we were greeted by a quite wonderful sight of a vintage open-top single-decker hard at work on the replacement bus service for the now withdrawn Wells Harbour Railway.

Usually operated every 20-minutes with a brand spanking new all-electric Mellor Sigma 7 bus, it was supplemented by a 1951 Leyland Tiger TS1 (840 XUJ), with Reading bodywork. This had seen service on Jersey and Guernsey then on the UK mainland in Scotland and more recently Essex. Illustrated here in the new ‘bus station’ at the town end of the route.'

Many thanks to Tony for the report and photos.


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