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Busways Miscellanea
Tuesday 25th April

Presented by Ian Alderson

North East Bus and Coach Show
Sunday 30th April

At Newcastle Quayside

Durham Vintage Bus Gathering
Sunday 18th June

At Howlands Park and Ride site

Whitley Bay Bus Rally
Sunday 16th July

On The Links

Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display
Monday 28th August

At the Recreation Ground

 
Durham Vintage Bus Gathering
At Howlands Park and Ride site

This event will feature a selection of classic buses on display, trade stands and a free bus service between Howlands Park and Ride site and Durham City Centre.

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To travel to the event by public transport catch any bus service to Durham City Centre and catch the free bus service from outside the bus station to the site.

For additional information on the location of Howlands Park and Ride site, click here
Sunday 19th June 2016

RegPhotoYearMakeExhibitor History
827 UHX1955Ford PopularErnie Richardson
RRU 901RRU 9011955Park Royal bodied Leyland Tiger Cub PSU1/1.Malcolm Davies original to Bournemouth in 55 then worked at Burton on Trent / East Staffordshire 71 - 74.
OSK 831OSK 8311958Karrier BFD3023 Plaxton C14FAlan Dixon New to Brocksbank of Leeds, Original reg 6666 U, later BVH 157A, formerly owned by John Hogarth and Ray Thornton. Some restoration work recently carried out at Gardiners of Spennymoor.
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.
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 It was withdrawn from service in September 1973, and passed through a number of private owners until acquired by the late Chris Moyes in 1996.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.
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 Withdrawn in 1980 and sold to APT, Lincoln.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.
EUP 405BEUP 405B1964AEC Routemaster 3R2RH, Park Royal H41/31FDavid Slater New to Northern General as fleet no. 2105; one of only 50 built for use outside London; used for medium-distance services until preserved in 1980. Restored in the original livery in which it entered service.
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 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 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 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.
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.
LFS 296FLFS 296F1968Bristol VRTLL Open TopKeith Andrews Chassis 117 ex Eastern Scottish passed to Southdown Motor Services Ltd in 1973 as a swap for a Bristol Lodekka and then to Alder Valley in 1980. It was converted to open top in 1983 and was withdrawn in February 1992. It then was used in Scarborough by Shoreline Suncruisers until 1997 when it passed to Lallys Coach Hire, Spiddal, County Galway, Republic of Ireland and was withdrawn from service in April 2000. It then returned to the UK for preservation
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.
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.
YSX 950W1980Triumph TR7David Blair
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.
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.
CUI 201993DAF MB230 Vanhool Alizee A-Line Coaches, L B & D C Annis Ex K551 RJX new to Welsh's, Upton, West Yorkshire
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.
KUI 6575KUI 65751999Optare Excel A-Line Coaches, L B & D C Annis Original registration V79 JKG new to Bebb, Llantwit Fardre
WIL 92062000Optare Solo A-Line Coaches, L B & D C Annis