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North Tyneside Rally at Whitley Bay
North Tyneside Rally at Whitley Bay 2008
At Bournemouth Gardens Car Park


This event will feature a selection of classic buses on display, trade stands
and two free bus services will operate from the rally site.

The first service will use a selection of vehicles attending the event and will head north to the Delaval Arms roundabout, and return south along the seafront as far as the Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth, where passengers can alight for the Childhood Memories Toy Museum http://www.tynemouthtoymuseum.co.uk/to continue the nostalgic theme! The return route to the rally site is through Whitley Bay Town Centre and passengers are free to alight and board at any stop along the route.

The second service, operated by modern buses this time (courtesy of our partners Go North East http://www.simplygo.com/), will operate to the Stephenson Railway Museum  http://www.ntsra.org.uk/ where the nostalgic transport theme continues.

Visit Tynetown http://www.tynetown.co.uk/ the Town Centres Web site for North Shields, Wallsend and Whitley Bay.     

To travel to the event by public transport catch Go North East services 1, 2 & 309 which stop next to the site, or services 85 & 86 which stop close to the site. Alternatively catch any bus service to Whitley Bay Town Centre and catch the free bus service to the site.

For additional information on the location of Bournemouth Gardens Car Park, click here

North tyneside rally at whitley bay


Sunday 19th July 2009
Time 10:00 AM

RegPhotoYearMakeExhibitor History
MV 8996MV 89961931Bedford WLB Duple C20F North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd Originally a demonstrator for the coachbuilder, Duple, this vehicle passed to Howard of West Byfleet, and later to Teesdale of Lincoln for preservation. Purchased by Gerald Cox of Durham and eventually to the late Chris Moyes of Durham. Now in the care of NEBPT.
HKL 826HKL 8261946AEC Regal I, Beadle OB35FAndrew Dolan North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd An unusual open-top conversion of a Beadle bodied AEC Regal bus, new to Maidstone & District and restored in their livery, Acquired by the late Christopher Moyes from Guide Friday, now in the care of NEBPT.
LHN 860LHN 8601950Bristol L5G ECW B35F Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society (Peter Mitchell) Bristol L5G with Eastern Coachworks 35-seat single-deck saloon body. This vehicle entered service with a rear entrance, but was converted mid-life (1960) to front entrance for one-person operation. It was withdrawn from service in 1966. It has a five-speed gearbox and will cruise at about 45 mph. It has appeared in the TV series "Heartbeat"".
JDC 599JDC 5991959Dennis Loline (Gardner 6LW engine) with Northern Counties double-deck H36/31RD body 500 Group, This bus was an exhibit at the Earls Court Motor Show when new. and entered service as Middlesbrough 99. It was taken out of service in 1972 and sold to a Scottish operator. It was rescued from scrap and rebuilt to emerge on the rally scene in 1998.
OVL 494OVL 4941960Bristol SC4LK, ECW B35FEddie Brewster New to Lincolnshire as 2485.
204 UXJ204 UXJ1961AEC Routemaster Park Royal 64-seat double-deck bodywork.Paul Ogilvie The bus was put into service by London Transport as RM1058, an example of the original production short-length vehicles. After privatisation it was inherited by Go Ahead's London Central and worked from New Cross garage. It was retired into preservation in 2005 after service 36 was converted to driver-only operation. Restoration continues on the vehicle, including seats re-trimmed in original Scott tartan. Original registration 58 CLT.
221 JVK221 JVK1961Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Alexander double-deck body.David Slater The bus was new to Newcastle Corporation and was operated until 1977. It was bought for preservation by the Four to One Group, who carried out much work on it. It later passed to Jimmy Storey who completed the restoration work.
8124 WX8124 WX1961Bristol MW6G with ECW C39F bodywork. North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd This vehicle was new to West Yorks RCC as fleet no. CUG 27. It was withdrawn from service in September 1973, and passed through a number of private owners until acquired by the late Chris Moyes in 1996. Thoroughly overhauled by Go-Ahead and extensively rallied, this vehicle later passed to NEBPT ownership.
LCU 112LCU 1121964Daimler CCG6 with Roe double-deck body. 140 Group The bus appeared in the 1964 Earls Court Motor Show. It is a hybrid of Daimler chassis and Guy driveline with Gardner engine. It has appeared in a Tesco advert. The vehicle was new to South Shields Corporation as No 140. On withdrawal, it was retained by Busways and later Stagecoach, and has been maintained by the 140 Group for 32 years. It has been in preservation longer than it was in service. The only double decker remaining in South Shields.
PCN 762PCN 7621964AEC Routemaster Park Royal H41/31F North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd This bus was one of 50 AEC-Park Royal front entrance Routemasters that were new to NGT, fitted with Leyland 0.600 engines. Originally registered RCN 699.It passed to Stevenson's of Uttoxeter, then to Stagecoach for use on Magicbus routes in Glasgow, reregistered as EDS 508B, and by then powered by an AEC engine. Re-purchased by Northern, passing to the late Chris Moyes OBE and given registration mark PCN 762. Now in the care of NEBPT.
WBR 248WBR 2481964Atkinson Alpha with Gardner 6HLW engine and Marshall 48-seat single-deck body. North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd No. 48 in the Sunderland Corporation fleet was one of a batch of three Atkinson chassis, which were to be the last Atkinson passenger chassis to enter service in this country in 1964. Atkinson was better known for its lorry chassis and the company were approached by Sunderland to build these vehicles after unsatisfactory performance from the Corporation's AEC Reliances. The vehicles had Gardner 6HLW engines mounted horizontally underfloor. The bodies were by Marshall to the contemporary B.E.T. specification, similar to other local vehicles at the time. The twin-door bodies were specified to operate on the Pay-As-You-Enter system. The steps into the saloon were very high, compared to the low-floor buses of today. Seating capacity was only 45 due to the dual door layout.
JNP 590CJNP 590C1965Albion Nimbus / Reading B35FAlan Dixon This bus spent its entire working life on the Channel Island of Guernsey, registered 16216. It was sent to a railway museum in Somerset, then bought and restored by present owner.
JJD 443DJJD 443D1966AEC Routemaster Park Royal H40/32RNigel Walker New in 1966 with London Regional Transport, this Routemaster spent many years in London before being preserved 14 years ago by the current owner.
JJD 551DJJD 551D1966AEC Routemaster Park Royal H40/32RSteve Griffin This Routemaster entered service as London Transport RML2551 in 1966, initially on route 6, and after refurbishment on route 12. Refurbishment was of both interior and of the driveline, when a Cummins engine replaced the AEC original. The current owner intends to preserve it with its route 12 branding.
SMK 686FSMK 686F1967AEC Routemaster Park Royal H40/32RTed Jones New to London Transport as RML 2686, one of the last batch of RML's in service and latterly run by Arriva until the demise of RM operation in London. The bus was refurbished some years ago and was fitted with a Cummins engine, bought by Cooper of Annitsford, Northumberland, and acquired from them by present owner in 2005 after driving it up from London. On going restoration to its 1968 looks.
JDC 544LJDC 544L1972Daimler Fleetline CRL6 with Northern Counties H43/27D body 500 Group, This last-surviving Teesside 'standard' only 13'5" high, was acquired for preservation in 1989. It has covered over 1,200,000 miles!
321 YHN321 YHN1973Bedford YRQ with Plaxton Panorama coach body.Peter Elliott The coach was new to National Travel South East as VYH 500M. Then it worked for James Meffan of Kirriemuir from 1985, before becoming a motor home in 1997. Bought from a scrapyard in 1999, it has been totally refurbished by the current owner. Restored in United Tyne-Tees livery.
JFT 228NJFT 228N1974Leyland Atlantean PARK ROYAL H43/28D later O43/34F North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd Originally new to Gateshead as RCN 111N, later Northern General 3285, this vehicle was sold to York Pullman, Durham Travel & Dunn Line, before being acquired by NEBPT in 2005. It had lost its original registration and then carried reg. no KKH 372N. Unable to regain the original number, a Tynemouth plate was allocated by DVLC, The complete restoration of body and interior was carried out by Arthur Pearsall and Alan Shepherd in a 12 month period.
GSX 121NGSX 121N1975Bedford YRT with Alexander Y-type body.Iain Docherty New in 1975 to Edinburgh Corporation Transport as a 49 seat coach. Converted after a year to a 53 seat bus. Sold on after only 7 years in service. Purchased in 2002 for preservation and restored to Lothian Region Transport's madder and white bus livery.
RGF 231PRGF 231P1976Bristol LHS6L with Plaxton C33F bodyworkMichael Burke The vehicle was new to Epsom Coaches in 1976 then to G E Sykes of Appleton Roebuck near York. It was acquired by the current owner in 2003.
ESC 847SESC 847S1978Seddon Pennine VII with Alexander Y-type body.Robert Carlyle Ex Eastern and Lowland Scottish. Allocated to Edinburgh in June 1978, then to Dunbar, transferred to Lowland 1986. Sold in 1988 to Red Bus service . Bought for preservation 2006.
JKH 194VJKH 194V1979Leyland Leopard/Plaxton Supreme C53FTony Hull Plaxton Supreme IV bodywork, ex National Express (East Yorkshire). It then went to Cherry Coaches of Hull, before returning to East Yorkshire Motor Services, it spent some it's later years with Lee's of Durham, Classic of Annfield Plain, and Scarlet Band Coaches all in the Durham area, before being preserved by the present owner Mr Tony Hull.
EJR 111WEJR 111W1980Leyland Atlantean AN68C/2R with Alexander double-deck body. Treble One Group (Dave Hemsley) New to Tyne and Wear PTE in 1981; it passed to Busways in 1986. It worked first at City Busways from Byker then most of its time at Slatyford on Fastline services. It had brief spells on Magicbus and at Sunderland and ended up at Stagecoach Transit from where it was bought by the Treble-one Group in 2004. It is restored in Newcastle Busways livery.
CKB 166XCKB 166X1982Leyland National Mark 2Stephen Foster New to Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive in 1982 and its metamorphosis into MTL and Arriva. It was sold and stored from about 2000, thence worked with Gilmoss Training. Yesterbus acquired this vehicle in to the fleet in 2006 and she retains her original 680 engine.
JFT 413XJFT 413X1982Scania BR112DH Alexander H47/31FKieth Buckley & Vince Minto New to Tyne & Wear Transport in 1982 as fleet no. 413. Only two of these vehicles were purchased, and only this vehicle survives. It has been recently refurbished at Gardiners of Spennymoor.
XOI 2258XOI 22581982Leyland Leopard / Wrights of Ballymena.Thomas Graham This is the first full size body built by Wrights of Ballymena. It entered service with Ulsterbus in 5/82 at Gt Victoria Street garage in Belfast. Purchased in April 2009.
UTN 501YUTN 501Y1983MCW Metrobus Mark 2, ex Northern 3501 with MCW bodywork H46/31FLee Garrett New on the 12th June 1983, as the first Mark 2 Metrobus to be delivered to Northern and also the National Bus Company. Delivered in NBC poppy red, this vehicle was one of only 12 Metrobuses painted in this livery from new. 3501's first depot allocation was Chester le Street, and moved to Murton Depot after a year at it's previous depot, remained here until Murton closed. 3501 was withdrawn in 2000, and after restored won the best 1980's double decker award at Showbus Rally in Duxford in 2009. The bus is powered by Gardner engine linked to a 4 speed Voith gearbox. The vehicle is fully restored in "as new" condition. The bus was withdrawn fifteen years ago and has been in preservation with its current owner ever since.
CUI 841CUI 8411984Leyland Tiger, Duple Caribbean Mark 2 C51F ZF 6 Speed gear boxKenneth Wilkinson New in 1984, ran between North West and London on Rapide services for Ribble. Purchased from Fosters of Hetton in 1994 and still in semi use. Named Lady Pamela. This vehicle was completely refurbished in 2006.
C771 OCNC771 OCN1986MCW Metrobus Mk 2Mark Westgarth Formerly Go Ahead Northern 3771 C771 OCN was based in Gateshead. Recently preserved, Restored to Go-Ahead Gateshead livery with route branding for services 58 and 59.
F107 HVKF107 HVK1988Leyland Lynx LX112L10ZR1S/ Leyland B49F North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd Acquired recently from Stagecoach, Sunderland. Delivered new to Busways, 107 has been allocated to Sunderland throughout its life. Shown in unrestored condition, it will be used as a hospitality vehicle for the Trust for the time being.
G251 SRGG251 SRG1989DAF SB220 Optare Delta.Tony Kennan Optare Delta 251 was the first of a batch of four vehicles (251 to 254) ordered by Northumbria Motor Services Ltd of Newcastle upon Tyne on the 4th of July 1989 251 was delivered to Northumbria in October 1989 after it appeared in the Bus & Coach Show at the N.E.C. It then travelled to France & Holland with the Directors & Senior Managers at the end of November 1989. Originally based at Gallowgate depot, 251 worked out of most of the Northumbria depots at some time in her life before the sale of the Company to British Bus then ultimately Cowies (Arriva) Ironically on the 15th of January 1998 251 became the first bus to be painted in Arriva livery! Between the 11th of January 2006 and the 21st of September 2008 251 was expertly restored by Gardiners of Spennymoor before making her debut at Showbus 2008.
H669 BNLH669 BNL1990Leyland Olympian with Northern Counties double-deck open-top body. City Sightseeing North-East This vehicle was one of a batch of eight delivered to Sunderland Busways. It became Stagecoach 14669 after the take-over of Busways. Stagecoach converted it to part open-top in 2007 for use by City Sight-Seeing. It has subsequently been converted to full open-top by Gardiners of Spennymoor in March 2008
J944 MFTJ944 MFT1992Dennis Dart 9.8SDL/Wright B44FChristopher Atkison New to Northern as fleet no. 8044 in 1972, recently purchased by present owner from Shropshire.
N474 RVKN474 RVK1995Mercedes Benz 709 MinibusChris Cartwright Alexander 24 seat bodywork, recently purchased from Stagecoach, Slatyford deport, Newcastle as fleet no. 40474. This is the last minibus in Stagecoach colours to leave north-east service
AE06 VPU2006M.A.N.14.220, MCV Evolution B43FLewis Williamson Purchased new by Munro's of Jedburgh for service 51/52- Jedburgh/Kelso to Edinburgh.
YJ58 FFB2008VDL SB200 Plaxton Centro. Arriva Northumbria, (Andrew Scott) On loan to Arriva Northumbria, carrying temprary fleet number 0002, this vehicle is based at Jesmond and mainly operates on service 43A,.