NEWS PLUS 6
The latest news from the world of bus preservation and beyond.
A ROYAL AFFAIR 12
Hampshire Bus & Coach Preservation has recently finished its former
Southern National Bristol RE coach in the short-lived Royal Blue West of
England white livery variant of the early-1970s, as DAVID JUKES reports.
RETURN JOURNEY: Bristol RELH coaches18
The ECW-bodied Bristol RELH coach was extensively used on express services before demotion to dual-purpose status. In 1972, a new body style was introduced — it’s all covered by this Return Journey . . .
ON THE ROAD 22
This month’s parade of active senior vehicles is presented by DAVID JUKES.
COACHING CLASSICS: Sloping windows26
We take a look at the stylish coaches used by the Scottish Bus Group for three decades.
XMAS IN KEIGHLEY 30
Once again on Christmas Day 2019 Free buses ran in Keighley provided
by the Town & District Transport Trust using three vehicles.
CHRIS WHITEOAK reports.
BOXING DAY IN WORKINGTON 32
For over 12 years volunteers from Workington Transport Heritage Trust
has provided free Boxing Day community services on a variety of routes
in and around the town. We report on 2019’s activities.
REMEMBERING THE MIDLAND RED BMMO D9 34
MIKE GREENWOOD reports on the Midland Red BMMO D9 Running
Day in Leicester on Saturday 28 December.
HERITAGE ROUTE 36
After a career in public transport management Richard Shirley is now concentrating on his own Surrey-based heritage bus operation.
NICK LARKIN hears a fascinating history.
In the first of a two-part feature, SIMON GILL has been talking to
PAUL WILLIAMS about his North Western Marshall-bodied Bristol RESL6G 299 (KJA 299G), which was part of a batch that reunited the operator’s relationship with the Bristol marque.
RETURN JOURNEY: North Western revival48
In 1986 Ribble’s Merseyside, West Lancashire and Greater Manchester depots were transferred to a revived North Western Road Car Co.
We look back . . .
AFTER THEY WERE FAMOUS: National treasures53
The Leyland National was a popular promotional vehicle conversion.
Here’s a small selection, treasured as such by their owners.
TROLLEY TIMES: Last days at Derby54
The first cutbacks in Derby’s trolleybus network occurred in the early
1960s, but when the end finally came in 1967 just 29 trolleys remained in service. We take a brief look at the closing years.
THE MODEL PAGE 56
NIGEL APPLEFORD takes a close look at EFE’s ECW-bodied Bristol
OFF ROUTE 60
A focus on some of the delightfully authentic bus-related material from Poundland, a magnificent London pub innovation and a great Salford scene. Over to NICK LARKIN.
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