13/12/2013

Looking back... Northampton Variety - part 3

Today we continue our Looking back... series with the third and final part of our Northampton report, as previously mentioned it features a selection of the interesting variety of vehicles operated over the years by the now defunct Northampton Transport, the four photographs from David Bell's excellent archives included in this part are varied - two show vehicles on excursions in Hunstanton and two are older halfcab shots, one of which is a United Counties vehicle.

Northampton Variety 3A (c) David Bell
We start this part with this pair of East Lancs bodied Volvo Citybuses D101 XNV and D102 XNV, they are pictured at Hunstanton coach park whilst working on an excursion © David Bell.

Northampton Variety 3A (c) David Bell
Next we see a alternative view of a vehicle featured in an earlier part, Duple bodied Volvo B10M E111 NNV like the photo above is pictured at Hunstanton coach park whilst working on an excursion © David Bell

Northampton Variety 3B (c) David Bell
We're back in Northampton for our penultimate photo, seen here looking resplendent in the days of Northampton Corporation is Daimler RNH 239 © David Bell.

Northampton Variety 3B (c) David Bell
We finish with a United Counties Omnibus Company shot, David comments: "This shows the interior of the old United Counties bus station in the days when they had a separate bus station. Although I've slightly sliced the top off the bus its a really atmospheric shot." The vehicle featured is Bristol Lodekka KNV 719E © David Bell.

Thats all for this three part look back at Northampton Transport, hope you enjoyed it, look out for more Looking back... specials coming soon!