North East Bus Preservation Trust Limited
Friday 22 September 2017  
 
   

Latest News

Click here for our latest news>>



Newcastle Transport
Tuesday 26th September

Presented by Richard Slater

A Selection Of Jim Bentley's Slides From The Local Area And Beyond
Tuesday 24th October

Presented by Bob Kell

 
North East Bus and Coach Show
North East Bus and Coach Show
At Newcastle Quayside



Please note due to a change in policy at the intu MetroCentre which means events can no longer take place there, this years North East Bus and Coach Show will take place on Newcastle Quayside.

The event will feature a selection of classic buses on display, trade stands and a free bus & coach services to Gateshead Interchange.

Gateshead Interchange - Newcastle Quayside - Gateshead Interchange

Gateshead Interchange Stand D - Dep1000 1030  
then     
15301600
Newcastle Quayside
10151045   
every   
15451615
Newcastle Quayside    1015 1045  
30 mins 
15451600
Gateshead Interchange Stand D - Arr
   10251055  
until
15551610
 

Admission Charges Adult £2; No unaccompanied children

To travel to the event by public transport catch any bus or Metro service serving Gateshead Interchange and catch the free bus from Stand D.

For additional information on the location of this event on Newcastle Quayside, click here

Visit our sponsors Go North East http://www.simplygo.com/
Sunday 30th April 2017

RegPhotoYearMakeExhibitor History
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.
HHN 202HHN 2021947Bristol L5G with Eastern Coachworks single-deck bus body.David Slater The bus was new to United in the summer of 1947, with fleet number BLO 202. It was allocated to subsidiary company Bell's Services of Westerhope, Newcastle carrying the standard red and cream livery. Next, in 1951, it was returned to the main United fleet as BG 216. In 1959, the bus was transferred from United to subsidiary company Durham District Services, with whom it ran in green and cream livery, numbered DB 216. It was sold for preservation in 1968.
NVK 341NVK 3411950AEC Regent III 9612a NCB H30/26RDavid Slater AEC Regent III with Northern Coachbuilders, was new as Newcastle Corporation 341 in 1950.
EJE 2491955Rover 90 P4Ron Horsfall
ESL 4361957Morris Minor ConvertibleColin Winship
TUH 7TUH 71960Albion Nimbus NS3N with Harrington DP30F body.Alan Dixon New to Western Welsh
FAS 3581961Jaguar 3.4 Mk2 saloonJames Bays Preserved by the current owner
6249 UP6249 UP1963Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT, Alexander DP51FG Noble New to Venture Transport as fleet no. 249, passing to Northern as 2830, later 4264. Withdrawn in 1980 and sold to APT, Lincoln. Purchased by the late Michael Reed and partly restored. Completely restored to as-new condition over a couple of years.
827 UVK827 UVK1963Ford Consul Classic 1500 ccIan Davison Becoming quite rare. Sold new in Newcastle and spent all its life in the North East. Spent several years as a showpiece at Pattersons Ford garage at Shiremoor. Appeared in Heartbeat and several episodes of Inspector George Gently series 7 on BBC
BBC 7431964RMB GentryRon Horsfall BOC 504B
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.
JJD 530DJJD 530D1966AEC Routemaster Park Royal H06/00R North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd This Routemaster entered service as London Transport RML2530 in 1966 and was latterly a First Group bus at Centrewest. After withdrawal in 2004 it passed via Ensign to Gillingham Football Club and was converted to a promotional vehicle with a trailer, having conversion work carried out by South East Coachworks. It was acquired by McCains in 2007 and converted into 'The Potato Bus', which travelled extensively around the country promoting McCains and explaining the story of the potato to school children, most of whom did not know that chips were made from potatoes! It was acquired by Rydale Folk Museum at Hutton-le-Hole near Pickering from McCain?s in October 2010. Following an enquiry from Keith Kitching of Scarborough it was acquired by the NEBPT in April 2012
JJD 554D1966AEC Routemaster Park Royal H40/32R
ECU 201EECU 201E1967Bristol RESL6L with Eastern Coachworks bodyPhil Logie This bus was the first Leyland-engined Bristol RE to be delivered to a non-Tilling operator. It was sold by Busways in 1977 for service with a succession of further operators before reacquisition in 1988. It has been preserved since 1998.
NDL 769GNDL 769G1969Bristol LHS6L with Marshall single-deck bus body. Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society (Peter Mitchell) First registered in 1969 by Southern Vectis. It was last in service with United in 1984. The vehicle was restored to 'Newtonian' livery in 1998 as part of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the new town of Newton Aycliffe. Purchased by the society because of its association with the Newtonian service between 1981 and 1984. It was the precursor of the Roadranger services. The vehicle was returned to its original United livery by the Society when acquired in 1984. The bus is unusual because of its body design by Marshalls of Cambridge who are a well known for specialist vehicles and aircraft conversions. Regular drivers of LH vehicles compliment the condition of the vehicle. The type was noted for its heavy steering, manual gear change and a 'bouncy' suspension.
ATC 451LATC 451L1972Ford Granada Mk1 Consul GTJohn Smith Rare very early model of the Mk I Consul GT, production of this model only started in August 1972.
GBB 516KGBB 516K1972Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 Alexander H48/30DFred McKale Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 new to Tyne Wear PTE in June 1972, fleet no 680. Sold to isle of man and brought back to UK 2003
NHN 250KNHN 250K1972Daimler Fleetline Roe B48DNew to Darlington Corporation. Withdrawn by them in 1986 and purchased for preservation by Graham Oliver. This vehicle was donated to the NEBPT in 1998 and subsequently passed to a group based in the Darlington area in 2014.
SHN 80LSHN  80L1973Bristol RELH6G ECW DP49FLee Garrett SHN 80L (6080) was new to United in the summer of 1973. The vehicle spent the majority of its operating career working from Bishop Auckland depot and chiefly used on the Bishop Auckland to Newcastle service. The vehicle entered preservation upon withdrawal in 1987 and has a number of owners since then. The bus was repatriated to its native North East by its current owner of this year. The plan is to eventually repaint 6080 into NBC poppy red and white, the livery the bus wore whist operating for United.
GUW 365N1974Ford Transit Mk 1 AmbulanceIan Davison Only 13,000 miles from new. worked from an MOD munitions factory until 2002. Has appeared in "The Bank Job" with Jason Statham, Heartbeat, The Royal and Inspector George Gently
HPK 507N1975Bristol VR Series II with ECW (Open Top) bodywork, Gardner 6LXB engine.John Atkin New to Alder Valley in April 1975 where it remained until passing briefly to London & Country at the end of 1990. It was acquired by Shoreline Suncruisers in March 1991 where it remained until the end of 2015.
RDC 106RRDC 106R1977Bristol VRT Northern Counties H43/31F 500 Group, New to Cleveland Transit as their H106 in 1977. A typical Northern Counties body but unusually on a Bristol VRT/SL3 chassis. Worked from both Middlesbrough and Stockton Depots. Withdrawn in 1989 and sold on to Jones of Llanfaethlu on Anglesey for further service. Recovered by the 500 Group in 2006, apparently not needing too much work! After an eight year rebuild involving many thousands of hours work by a dedicated volunteer team and a 5 figure cost, she debuted in preservation at the Stagecoach Stockton Depot Open day in September 2014. Now entering her 3rd season on the rally circuit.
SCN 268SSCN 268S1978Leyland Atlantean AN68A/2R Alexander 86-seat double-deck bodywork. North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd This Tyne and Wear standard Leyland Atlantean entered service based at South Shields, and passed to South Shields Busways after deregulation in 1986. It is preserved in the livery of South Shields Busways.
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.
AFB 586VAFB 586V1980Bristol LH6L ECW B43F Rob Hughes New To Bristol Omnibus. Worked at Solent Blue Line, Hampshire Bus, TMS, EYMS. Became static living accommodation.
FTN 708WFTN 708W1981Leyland National MK2 B49FJonothan Ruddick FTN708W was new to Northern General in 1981. The bus remained within the old Sunderland and District area until withdrawal in 2003. The bus was acquired for preservation in 2007, and since that time has undergone an extensive rebuild due to serious corrosion that was present to the body. Initially presented last season in Tyne and Wear PTE livery, the bus has been professionally repainted into Go Wear Buses livery, over the winter season.
FTN 710WFTN 710W1981Leyland National 2 B49F. Repowered with Volvo THD100E engine and Voith 851.2 gearbox Northern National Restoration Group (Craig Smith) New to Philadelphia Depot of NBC Northern in June 1981. FTN 710W is one of only 6 National 2/2's to stay in the Wear District all her PSV life. After her withdrawal from Deptford in 2002 she was used as a driver trainer at Gateshead Depot until 2006. In 2006 4710 was donated to the NEBPT by Go Ahead CEO Christopher Moyes. After restoration 4710 was rolled out at the MetroCentre event in 2008. After that years season 4710 was mothballed until her sale in 2013 to the Northern National Restoration Group. Now in her 5th year of ownership 4710 has again had major work done over the last 6 months. She has had a full repaint into the iconic livery of poppy red with NBC Northern fleet names.
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.
E50 TYGE50 TYG1988Leyland Royal Tiger Doyen Dewsbury Bus Museum New to West Riding Automobile Company of Wakefield
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.
K715 PCNK715 PCN1992Dennis Dart 9.8SDL Alexander Dash B40F Just The Ticket Bus Preservation (Derek Thompson) Ex Stagecoach
K723 PNLK723 PNL1992Dennis Dart 9.8SDL Alexander Dash B40F Trevor Hines This vehicle was the first of a batch of six new buses 1723 - 1728 (K723 PNL - K728 PNL) delivered to Sunderland Busways in 1993. It was named 'CITY OF SUNDERLAND' to commemorate the granting of City Status in 1992 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the 40th anniversary of her accession to the throne.
N703 LTNN703 LTN1995Volvo Olympian Alexander A-Line Coaches, L B & D C Annis Volvo Olympian Cummins L10 with Alexander bodywork originally Stagecoach Busways 703
R101 KRGR101 KRG1997Dennis Dart SLF Alexander ALX200 North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd Delivered to Sunderland depot in 1997 this bus was the first low floor easy access "Loliner" in the Stagecoach Busways fleet. It was originally numbered 1101 and will revert to this number when fully restored. It operated from almost every depot in the Stagecoach North East area prior to withdrawal from active service.
R981 FNWR981 FNW1997DAF SB220 Plaxton PrestigeJonathan Taylor
R855 PRGR855 PRG1998Volvo B10BLE/ Wright Renown Former Go Northern 4855. Northern National Restoration Group (Craig Smith) New to Go Northern at Chester le Street depot in July 1998, 4855 was one of the second batch of Volvo B10BLE's to be delivered and Northern's first. She was used on the service 21 and 734 at first then used on 709,728,729,777,221 and many other routes at Chester le Street before transfer to Stanley in 1999. At Stanley 4855 was used on service 775 and 778 taking over from the popular DAF SB220's and making this route low floor before the route was branded Lime. 4855 returned to Chester in 2008. Here she stayed until withdrawal in 2015. Entering preservation with the Northern National Restoration Group direct from Chester le Street. Now restored into her original livery over the winter of 2015/16 4855 has had A significant amount of work done to her. She has the distinction of being the first low floor bus to be saved for preservation from Go North East.
S368 ONL1999Dennis Dart SPD/Plaxton PointerGary Hunter New to Go Gateshead in January 1999 and latterly with Denwell Mini Coaches of Birdlip, Gloucestershire.
X618 VWRX618 VWR2000Volvo B10BLE WrightJosh Bickerstaffe/Matthew Thompson Volvo B10BLE new to Reliance Motor Services York
YX17 OGEYX17 OGE2017Volvo B8R / Plaxton Panther 3Keith Hodgson