The latest news from the world of bus preservation and beyond.
WHO’S THAT LADY?12
Iconic Ribble Leyland Atlantean coach restored and returned to the road. PHILIP LAMB reports.
COACHING CLASSICS: Stripey Ribble16
Ribble initially adopted a two-tone blue and later a grey and red ‘stripey’
era coach livery. There was also a red and gold Kingfisher version for
touring coaches. We take a look at them all . . .
ON THE ROAD18
DAVID JUKES presents this month’s selection of active senior buses.
MAUDSLAY . . . OR MAYBE NOT!24
A unique Maudslay Regal has finally been restored — though you
might just be forgiven for calling the vehicle an AEC. NICK LARKIN
sorts it out.
SIMON GILL reports on two colourful Bristols within the Aycliffe &
District Bus Preservation Society’s collection.
HUGH JONES visits this year’s Barry Festival of Transport.
OPEN DOORS AT ACOCK’S GREEN35
National Express West Midlands opened its doors to the public on
Saturday 23 June.
LYNXES AT LARGE37
The Cardiff Transport Preservation Group now has two former Cardiff Leyland Lynx in its collection. PHILIP LAMB reports.
RETURN JOURNEY: Cardiff Variety Pack42
Cardiff Corporation Transport specialised in variety. Here we have
Crossleys, AECs and a Bristol. Add to these the undertaking’s penchant
for Leylands, Guys and Daimlers, and you have almost a full set!
PRESERVING SOUTHAMPTON’S HERITAGE44
The Southampton & District Transport Heritage Trust has recently
relocated to the Bursledon Brickworks Museum as DAVID JUKES
RETURN JOURNEY: Southampton Sojourn48
We look back at Southampton’s half-cab era taking in its small fleet of
single-deckers new in the 1950s.
ASHLEY BLACKMAN discusses bus and coach electrical restoration
with electrical guru MALCOLM GREEN.
THE MODEL PAGE56
The Original Omnibus Company’s 4mm scale models of Roe’s
traditional-styled post-1957 bodywork features several chassis variants
as NIGEL APPLEFORD explains.
An ironic message on a dead Daimler, and what happened when a
future king dropped unexpectedly into Delaine’s depot. NICK LARKIN reports.
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