Vintage Bus Display and free bus service at Locomotion

Entrants, summer 2021

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[index] and vehicle identity year, make and model
[1] OSK 831 1958 Karrier BFD3023 with Plaxton 14-seat coach body.
Alan Dixon of Stanley
Originally in service with Brocksbank of Leeds.
[2] C38 CWT 1985 Leyland Tiger 245 with Plaxton Paramount II 3200 Express coach body
Julie Aylward of Wakefield
This coach was one of ten, new to West Riding as no 10. It originally had National Express livery. It passed to United and was used from Loftus depot as no 1331.
[3] TWW 766F 1967 Bristol RELH6G with Eastern Coachworks coach body with front entrance.
Ayre Valley Transport Collection of Todmorden
The coach operated for West Yorkshire Road Car and then as a National Express coach. It was sold to become a school bus from 1980 to 1988. It was sold then to a scrap dealer, then passed through the hands of several preservationists before reaching the Ayre Valley Transport Collection in 1993.
[4] G251 SRG 1989 DAF SB220 with Optare Delta Citybus body.
M Rochford (on behalf of A D Kennan) of Newcastle
Built in 1989 for Northumbria Motor Services of Newcastle upon Tyne. It was the their first full sized single-deck vehicle and the first of a batch of four built to a higher spec than a normal Optare City bus, with dual-purpose seats, digital display screens and additional grab rails. It was also the first vehicle to be painted into Arriva livery in 1998. The bus was bought from Arriva in 2005, and restored over a three year period to enter the rally scene at Showbus in 2008.
[5] GHN189 1942 Bristol K5G with Eastern Coachworks 53-seat lowbridge double-deck body with open rear platform.
Aycliffe and District Bus Preservation Society of Newton Aycliffe
This is an example of a wartime unfrozen bus: after an embargo of bus production in 1942, it was built from stocked parts by permission of the Ministry of Supply. The first wartime body was replaced in 1954 by a 1949 one transferred from another chassis. The sunken side gangway upstairs results in the reduction of 12 inches (30 centimetres) in height, to pass under lower bridges. The bus was restored by 1988; it has recently had a new gearbox.
[6] AHN 451B 1964 Daimler CCG5 with Roe 61-seat highbridge double-deck body with open rear platform.
Aycliffe and District Bus Preservation Society of Newton Aycliffe
New to Darlington Corporation Transport and in service from 1964 until 1980. This vehicle is typical of a small number of vehicles produced by Daimler after the arranged marriage of Guy and Daimler under the Jaguar umbrella: it has a Guy drive-line with Gardner 5LW engine and constant mesh gearbox. The Corporation's preference for a small (7 litre) 5-cylinder engine was very unusual by that late date. The bus was purchased by ADBPS in 1980.
[7] 304 GHN 1958 Bristol LS6G with Eastern Coachworks 39-seat single-deck coach body.
Aycliffe and District Bus Preservation Society of Newton Aycliffe
The coach was originally part of United's prestigious extended tours' fleet, in 34-seat coach format, in which it worked from 1958 to 1961. It was subsequently reseated to 39 for shorter distance work until finally sold off in 1971. Restoration began in 2000 and was completed in 2012.
[8] NDL 769G 1969 Bristol LHS6L with Marshall 35-seat single-deck bus body with front entrance.
Aycliffe and District Bus Preservation Society of Newton Aycliffe
This bus was new to Southern Vectis for service on the Isle of Wight. It was acquired by United in 1977 for use on experimental Flexibus services in the Ripon area. Then in 1981 it was used in Newton Aycliffe on the Newtonian 79 town service, before the Road Ranger minibus era. The Bristol LH is a light-weight high-framed chassis. It has a Leyland 0.400 engine, mounted horizontally underfloor, and a Turner five-speed synchromesh gearbox.
[9] JDC 599 1959 Dennis Loline (Gardner 6LW engine) with Northern Counties double-deck body.
500 Group of Yarm
This bus was an exhibit at the Earls Court Motor Show when new. 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. The Dennis Loline was a Bristol Lodekka built under licence to make the model available to operators who were not owned by the British Transport Commission. It has a drop-centre real axle to enable a lower height bus, in this case to facilitate services under a low railway bridge in Middlesbrough.

Aycliffe and District Bus Preservation Society is registered charity number 1 158 142. Its VAT registration number is 809 3809 11.

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