17/09/2013

Looking back... More East Anglian bus & coach photos from the archives - part 1

We are continuing our regular Looking back... series with another selection of bus and coach photographs showing an interesting variety of vehicles operated by East Anglian operators of the past, once again all of the photographs in this two part feature are from David Bell's supurb archive, and were taken in the 1970's and 1980's.

Looking back... More East Anglian bus & coach photos from the archives P1A (c) David Bell
This distinctive and rare Plaxton Supreme bodied Seddon Atkinson - OPP 222P is seen when operating with Sworders of Walkern near Stevenage, this very unusual vehicle pleasingly survives in preservation © David Bell.

Looking back... More East Anglian bus & coach photos from the archives P1A (c) David Bell
Here we see another rare vehicle, Plaxton bodied Daimler Roadliner - KDD 275E which is seen here when operated by Starlings of North Walsham, it was new to Black & White © David Bell.

Looking back... More East Anglian bus & coach photos from the archives P1B (c) David Bell
Next we see this pair of Duple Bella Vega bodied Bedford SB5s - JNG 186D and KRA 219D © David Bell.

Looking back... More East Anglian bus & coach photos from the archives P1A (c) David Bell
The penultimate photo in this part show Duple bodied Ford R114 - LHD 573N pictured at Sandringham operating with Wiffins Tours © David Bell.

Looking back... More East Anglian bus & coach photos from the archives P1B (c) David Bell
We finish this part with this interesting pair of double deckers in a withdrawn condition with Mulleys Motorways. On the left is AEC Regent TUP 856 which was new to Hartlepool Corporation in 1956 - this operator were one of the smallest municipal fleets with only four buses, they became part of a larger fleet when Hartlepool and West Hartlepool marged in the late sixties to become one borough. | Whilst on the right is Leyland PD2 EX 7549 which was new to Great Yarmouth Corporation © David Bell.

Thats it for part one, look out for the second part - coming soon!