17/10/2013

West Of England Transport Collection open day 2013 - part 2

One of our regular contributors Philip Slynn visited the West Of England Transport Collection (WETC) annual open day in Winkleigh, Devon on Sunday 6th October 2013, in this two part report we will be taking a look at some of the buses that are included in this fascinating collection...

Continuing from our first post Philip reports: "As they only have one open day a year you have to take pot luck on the weather. Fortunately it was a sunny day although this did give a few problems with photographs (along with the people and tightly packed vehicles)."

In this part we will be looking at vehicles from the Bournemouth fleet and a few more of the derelict vehicles seen on site.

Winkleigh 2 (c) Philip Slynn
Bournemouth KEL 133 - Weymann bodied Leyland Titan PD2 with front and rear entrance/exits dating from 1950 seen working on the car park shuttle © Philip Slynn.

Winkleigh 2 (c) Philip Slynn
Bournemouth NLJ 272 - Burlingham bodied Leyland Royal Tiger seen on display at Winkleigh © Philip Slynn.

Winkleigh 2A
Bournemouth YLJ 147 - Leyland Titan PD3 dating from 1959, this was another one of the vehicles on the car park shuttle © Philip Slynn.

Winkleigh 2A
Bournemouth JLJ 403 - Burlingham bodied Leyland Tiger of 1949 vintage, it was operating a service to the local cider factory © Philip Slynn.

Now for a couple of the unrestored, derelict vehicles present on site, sadly both have seen better days having been stored outside - the second one in particular unfortunately looks past saving!

Winkleigh 2B (c) Philip Slynn
An early bendybus resting in the undergrowth © Philip Slynn.

Winkleigh 2B (c) Philip Slynn
Unknown remains, what a sorry sight... © Philip Slynn.

Many thanks to Philip Slynn for sharing the interesting photographs included in both parts of this post, look out for more photo specials - coming soon!