06/10/2013

Looking back... Cambridge in 1990 - part 2

Today we conclude our Looking back... at Cambridge in 1990 two-parter with another selection of photographs from David Bell's fantastic archive, included in this post are three relatively normal buses operated by Cambus, plus a pair of highly unusual buses operated by independant Millers Coaches...

If you missed part 1 of this post click here to see it!

Looking back... Cambridge circa 1990 part 2B (c) David Bell
Cambus GNG 712N - ECW bodied Bristol VRT/SL2, this bus was new to Eastern Counties in 1975, it passed to Cambus in 1984, after leaving Cambus this bus saw further use with Luton & District and Bee Line © David Bell.

Looking back... Cambridge circa 1990 part 2B (c) David Bell
Cambus VEX 289X - ECW bodied Bristol VRT/SL3, this bus was new to Eastern Counties in 1981 before passing to Cambus in 1984, it remained in service there until withdrawal in 1999 © David Bell.

Looking back... Cambridge circa 1990 part 2B (c) David Bell
Cambus C904 LEW - Ford Transit new to Cambus in 1985, it is seen here with Minishuttle branding working on service 6 to Addenbrooke's Hospital © David Bell.

Looking back... Cambridge circa 1990 part 2A (c) David Bell
Millers Coaches B929 KWM - Locomotors bodied Quest B, this highly unusual and ultimately unsuccessful wheelchair accessible vehicle was one of six built for Merseyside PTE in 1984, the sextet saw very little service and were soon sold off to a number of independants, Cambridge based Millers later operated four examples © David Bell.

Looking back... Cambridge circa 1990 part 2A (c) David Bell
Millers Coaches C844 OBG - another of the four Locomotors bodied Quest Bs operated by this company, interestingly this bus still exists in an 'withdrawn' condition at Andrew Coaches premises in Foxton © David Bell.

Thats all for this time, many thanks once again to David Bell for the photographs included in this two part special, look out for the next edition of Looking back... which will feature Ipswich in 1990 - coming soon!