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Monday 28th August

At the Recreation Ground

 
Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display
At the Recreation Ground

Why not bring your vintage vehicle to the Recreation Ground, Seaburn on August Bank Holiday Monday?

This event will feature a selection of historic vehicles on display, trade stands, amusements for all and a free bus service around the local area.

The first bus will depart at 11:00 and departures will be every 30 minutes thereafter, until the last bus at 16:00.

Admission Charges Adult £3; Concessions/Child £2.

There is no charge for those who have entered a vehicle in the event.

To travel to the event by public transport catch Stagecoach North East services E1 or E2 or NexusBus service 558 which stop next to the site, or Stagecoach North East service E6 which stops close to the site.

For additional information on the location of Seaburn Recreation Ground, click here


Monday 29th August 2016

RegPhotoYearMakeExhibitor History
Bedford CA Panel van - UnrestoredGary King
MinisMinisDurham Mini ClubAlec Burrell Selection of classic minis from threw the years
TY 54941929Lea-Francis 12/40 P TypeTrevor Jolley Been in use by us for over 25 years. Is subject to a running restoration
UF 9975UF 99751933Singer nine sportsAlfred Blakelock
BPE 890BPE 8901934Austin 12/6 2 seater Gordon bodied coupeWilliam French
LAS 499LAS 4991935Austin 12/4 AscotRon Taylor Nicely restored Austin 12/4 Ascot saloon in red over black
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.
XMM 73XMM 731952Scammel Showman's TractorArthur Wakefield New in 1952 to Guinness of London, sold to Ken Furborough of Leicester (Showman) and was used to travel the Big Wheel between fairgrounds
BSO 124BSO 1241954Riley RME saloon, 1.5 litre.Alan Nicholson Purchased for 180 in 1983 the car was fully restored over the next seven years passing its MOT first time. It is unusual in having a late RME body with early RME wings and running boards and is thought to be a special factory order. Since restoration it has won many shows and awards.
NLR 2691954Scammell MU15 Ballast TruckFrederick Lonsdale Ex Shellmex tanker unit. Converted to a ballast truck by present owner. Completely restored by the present owner in 2008.
RSY 8951954Austin K8George Richardson Built to take shooting parties around a stately home in Scotland. Vehicle has only covered 24,000 mile. Restored by myself and is an ongoing restoration
827 UHX1955Ford PopularErnie Richardson
GSV 4321956Rover P4 90Colin Watson
KNL 266KNL 2661956Morris Oxford series II saloonChris Steele The vehicle was owned by a farmer's wife in Scotland for 30 years. It was restored 15 years ago by a previous owner.
LHS 851956Morris OxfordA L Colquhoun The vehicle was purchased in 1973 for the current owner's son. Column gear change converted to floor change. Semaphore signal changed to flashers. Further work is required.
SAO 2881956Morris MinorCharles Stewart One of the last split screen models. The car is very original and has never had any welding repairs. Has been repainted in 2 Pack. To date the car has done 16,000 miles.
ESL 4361957Morris Minor ConvertibleColin Winship
8332 U1958AEC Reliance/Plaxton Consort coachMillington) Classic Connections (Neil New to Wallace Arnold in 1958 passing to numerous operators before entering preservation in the North East. Rallied by Wallace Arnold in 1996. Passed to present owner in 2005.
OSK 8181958Hillman MinxJohn Cousin Owned since 1990
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.
9109 UA1959Sunbeam Alpine - 2 seat sports carTom Lawson One of the first Alpines made, and now one of the few remaining from the first series.
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.
WXV 3821959Ford Zodiac Mk2Steven Ainsley
390 BXP390 BXP1961Ford Consul Mk2Kevin Ainsley
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.
FAS 3581961Jaguar 3.4 Mk2 saloonJames Bays Preserved by the current owner
YLH 6571961Morris JB Post Office vanStuart MacDonald Ex GPO van. Last of the JBs. Spent all of its working life in Cardiff. Acquired for preservation by present owner 11 years ago
690 GOP1962Vauxhall PA CrestaPhilip Gray
811 BWR811 BWR1962Bristol SUL4A, ECW B36FTrevor Leach New to the West Yorkshire Road Car Company and ran from Malton and York depots. Withdrawn in 1972 and sold via a dealer to Wolfreton School, Hull. Later sold to BP Chemicals at Saltend Refinery and used on internal works transport within the plant. Presented by BP for preservation in 1983 and kept at Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum, where some restoration work was carried out, but this was not completed and it passed to the present owner in 1993 in a generally poor condition. Since acquisition much restoration work has been carried out and the vehicle is now tested to full PSV standard once again, although only used to attend rallies and running days
EGM 176EGM 1761962Ford Zodiac Mk2Eddie Crann Restored after 45 years off road. Shown with matching 1959 Triang Zephyr pedal car
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.
ACK 611A1963Jaguar MK2John Barker
ALC 496A1963Cadillac '62' SeriesAlan Bebb
AHN 451BAHN 451B1964Daimler CCG5 with Roe 61-seat highbridge double-deck body with open rear platform. Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society (Peter Mitchell) New to Darlington Corporation Transport and in service from 1964 until 1980. Purchased by ADBPS in 1980. It is unusual with its combination of Daimler chassis and Guy Arab driveline with Gardner 5LW engine and constant mesh gearbox.
BBC 7431964RMB GentryColin Winship Ron 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.
GLP 718CGLP 718C1965Ford Mk1 Cortina Estate 1500 DeluxeNeil Wood
HPO 986C1965Morris LD AmbulanceAlan Griffiths Body by Wadham Stringer. Ex Sussex County Ambulance Service. Bought several years ago as a converted camper & restored to accident ambulance spec. Powered by BMC 2.2 petrol engine. This ambulance has appeared on several TV shows over the years.
FBR 53DFBR 53D1966Leyland Panther PSUR1/1R Strachan B47DR T Thornton New to Sunderland Corporation as No. 53. Sold to Tyne and Wear Museums on withdrawal from service passing the present owner a few years later and rallied extensively since then.
GFX 602D1966Ford Mustang GT CoupePaul Terry
GTV 152DGTV 152D1966Ford Cortina Mk1 1500 SuperColin Jarvis
HFW 395D1966Morris Oxford SaloonAlan Thompson
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.
RBH 540DRBH 540D1966Vauxhall Victor 101 Estate AmbulanceRonald Black
TRX 53DTRX 53D1966FordSteve Edwards
20 KUG1967Mercedes-Benz 280SLOwned for 35 years
KPM 729E1967Daimler 2.5 V8 Gun metal grey metallicThomas Cook Having an excellent history file showing the car has been well maintained and kept as original as possible.
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
LHH 648F1968Austin A40 FarinaAlan Hutchinson
MSD 625GMSD 625G1969Renault R8 GordiniStuart Levee Sports version of Renault 8. Used by Renault works rally team
MTM 449H1969MGB GTDennis Hope
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.
SNL 798GSNL 798G1969ERF LV 3 car Transporter.George Richardson New to Bells of Ashington as a box van. As a result of a fire, it ended its life as a flat-bed lorry. Purchased by present owner in 2002 and converted to a car transporter, which is loaded with period BMC cars.
VVK 153G1969Triumph TR6 - 2 seat sports carTom Lawson A very early TR6, which was supplied to the USA when new. Re-imported back to the UK
YLL 225G1969MGC in RedJohn Carrahar Recently bought has been OF for 34 years
114 BOB1970Vauxhall Viva HB EstateRobert Meldrum Formerly YLT 323H
264 FF1970Jensen FF IIAndrew Tweddle
DVT 698J1970Ford Cortina 1600E 4 door saloonEddie Hartley Finished in rare Fern Green. 3 previous owners. 47,000 miles with history.
TPY 71H1970Sunbeam Alpine Fastback CoupeFrank Headen Purchased in March 2015. Only 3 previous owners in North Yorkshire area. Quite a rare car now. Fully restored in 2000/1
TSG 266J1970Wolsley 16/60David Carrahar
UKJ 419H1970Morris 1300 AutoAlf Sterling 27,000 miles only
DVY 935KDVY 935K1971Vauxhall Viva X14Mark Tate Limited edition model in 1972, based on the Deluxe model, but with 14 extras. This was a manufacture special edition and not a dealer one.
KLE 169K1971Mk3 Ford Cortina SaloonMark Tate
UAW 533J1971Triumph StagAllan McGuigan Owned since 2014. On going restoration
YCV 748JYCV 748J1971Morris Traveller Susan Cook Modified 1300cc engine & servo assisted brakes in Old English White finish.
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.
HTY 523LHTY 523L1972Vauxhall FE Victor SaloonWilliam Wilson Manufactured 1972, registered 1973. Owned since 1975. Original except for 2 front wings fitted 1989.
JGH 601 K1972Austin FX4 London TaxiAlan Griffiths Early Austin FX4 London type Taxi powered by the B.M.C. 2.2 Diesel engine. Owned since 1990 about to undergo a full body & chassis restoration.
MYF 695LMYF 695L1972Hillman Hunter GL saloonJohn Barclay
RCO 16KRCO 16K1972Austin 1300 GTChris and Anne Jarvis
UFY 616L1972MG B RoadsterStewart Keeys
XPX 936L1972MGB RoadsterBob Luke Owned for the last 3 years, engine o/hauled 2016, new rear suspension, new clutch, electronic ignition, interior upgrade and alloy wheels
PEC 294LPEC 294L1973Karrier Bantam 'Chelsea' type Refuse LorryAndrew Chadwick Originating in Cumberland as a flatbed coal lorry, it gained it's 'Chelsea' style refuse body for filming purposes before moving to the North East. Currently painted in Seaham Urban District Council livery, who used similar vehicles in the 1960s. The photo shows the vehicle with modified registration, when used for filming.
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.
VHN 911M1973MG BGT V8George Stephenson
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
RRH 355MRRH 355M1974Citroen D Super saloonDavid Faulkner Paris built car used in the Dordogne until 2001 then imported to the UK.
SSH 131M1974MGB GT
VLY 259M1974Ford Cortina GT 2000 2 doorRicky Hobkirk
GSH 600N1975Triumph 2000 Mk 2 saloonBill and Ena Hutchinson The car has been in the possession of the current owner for 30 years.
JFL 872N1975MGB GTAlan Johnson Owned since 2008. Has been exhibited at many local shows, members of the North East Restoration Club
NBR 762PNBR 762P1975Reliant Super Robin 850William L Briggs Owned since 1983, used as everyday transport for owner when a bus driver, still going well today. Very well maintained by myself former mechanic come bus driver
VRA 284S1977Mack R686RSXSteven Richardson New to R Budge heavy haulage as a 6x4 unit then onto West of Scotland before being used to haul trailers for the American Circus. Purchased and converted to a recovery vehicle ending up at Alpha Recovery before being purchased by myself
FPT 665SFPT 665S1978Ford Escort popular plus 1.3 Very low mileage original condition vehicleJohn Lonergan A rare vehicle now a base model in exceptional condition
NLS 350T1978MG MidgetPaul Thornton
PWS 492S1978Leyland Leopard with Plaxton Paramount bodyKelvin Amos New to Bristol Omnibus Company with a Plazton Supreme body, but following a serious fire it was rebodied with a Paramount body and entered service as 2098. After many years with Bristol Omnibus Company and Badgerline the vehicle passed to Brewers, then to Western National until being withdrawn in 2003. It was rescued by Gary Williams and subsequently sold to Kelvin Amos, being supported by a 'Friends of 2098' group
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.
AUP 369WAUP 369W1980Leyland Atlantean AN68B/1R Roe H43/30FTerry Wightman New to Northern General in 1980
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.
LAG 188VLAG 188V1980Leyland National 2 (11.6m)B49F. Hull Bus Restorers Ex East Yorkshire 188, this vehicle is historically significant as the first production Mark 2 Leyland National by chassis number.
XBR 644V1980Morris Marina 440 7cwt VanM Sidney Purchased new by the current owner for his carpet business. Used as a private vehicle from 2000. First entered in classic shows from 2004. Won various other awards. Also won its class at the Tyne Tees Run for the last 7 years.
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.
JJW 942WJJW 942W1981Reliant Scimitar GTCDavid Allen
CEV 382XCEV 382X1982Ford Cortina Mk5 2.0 GhiaSteve Walton Just finished an 18 month full Restoration
ESW 104YESW 104Y1982Land Rover Series 3John Hope Land Rover now running a Discovery 200DI diesel Engine on a new chassis stainless hand built exhaust and a built in cooking stove on the rear door
WCD 783Y1982Dennis RS/SS Pump Escape Fire EngineTerry Robertson New in 1982 to East Sussex Fire Brigade in Brighton, equipped and operational, attended the 1984 IRA Brighton Grand Hotel bombing. Brighton was one of the last Brigades to operate and keep the pump escapes. 10.5 diesel engine automatic. 50 FT ladder.
XHN 633Y1982Ford Cortina MK5 NECFC/NECPWA Very good condition last model of the MK5s 16 crusader
B706 HNL1983Bedford CF 350Bob Shipley Pick up Tipper Livery of Barnfather & Wilkes
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.
C433 CDV1985Nissan Cherry Maxima 1.3GL 3 door hatchback. Red.Jim Collins One of only 5 registered in the UK
C800 MHD1986ERF C.P.Steven Richardson 4x2 Artic Unit
8530 VX8530 VX1987Mercedes-Benz 300SL ConvertibleAllan Errington This vehicle has been little used and well preserved. Merc Club National Concours winner in 2008, show car at NEC Classic in November. As of 2014 mileage less than 23,000.
D919 PJWD919 PJW1987BMW 316 Four door saloonPeter Barclay This extremely original example of a BMW E30 3-Series was acquired in January 2013. Only 3 previous owners and a genuine 67,000 miles from new
A11 HNC1988Daimler Double Six AutoMalcolm Ross
F665 RJB1989Mercedes-Benz 560SECAllan Errington
G737 SATG737 SAT1990Ford Escort EclipseNeil Spears New in June 1990. Owned for last 12 months after bringing up to Teesside from south Yorkshire. Had been off the road for many years before restoration.
H143 BCUH143 BCU1990Rover Mini Cooper SE 1275Mark Laybourn Bought in 1999 and used for a year until the MOT expired, this Mini Cooper was taken off the road for what appeared to be a few minor repairs and a tidy up. Time and life intervened and eventually the car needed a full restoration. This was completed in 2015 - not bad for 15 years and a first attempt!
J845 CEVJ845 CEV1992Chevrolet Grumman LLV. US Postal Services VanPaul & Sue Gray US Postal Services Van. Right Hand drive as standard. Believed to be only one of 4 in the UK.
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.
L485 WJRL485 WJR1993Rover Mini Italian JobKevin Leadbitter Original condition 7,000 miles from new
L809 DKN1994Jaguar XJS 4.0 Litre CoupeWilliam Ibbetson
R552 GGR1996Chevrolet Astro Starcraft ConversionG Brown Chevrolet Astro Starcraft Conversion. Left hand drive. Leather captain's chair seats. Starlights in roof of van. Owned by present owners Terry * Gillian Brown since 2006. On the road all year round. Been shown at car shows regularly over the past 10 years,
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.
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.
NK03 XJFNK03 XJF2003MAN 18:220HOCL Transbus ALX/300 Cleveland Transit LTD
V8 USR2005Ford Mustang GT 4.6 V8 Tyneside American Car Club (James Thorpe)