20/03/2014

Looking back... Emblings of Guyhirn in the 70's & 80's (plus a couple from a bit later too!) - part 3

Today we conclude our most recent Looking back... guest feature by one of our regular correspondents - Philip Slynn. As with his previous guest posts we are focusing on operators in the Cambridgeshire/Peterborough area, the first of which has been Emblings Of Guyhirn, an operator who is still around today and have run an interesting mixture of vehicles over the years, as indeed they do today.

This feature has been spread over three parts, you can find the first two parts of this feature by clicking here for part 1 and here for part 2.

All of the photographs, dating from the 1970's & 1980's (plus a couple from a bit later too!) and scanned from slides, as well as the accompanying captions have been kindly provided by Philip - enjoy!

Emblings 3 (c) Philip Slynn
This 1982 Leyland Leopard, MFS 390X was originally new to Rennie of Dunfermline as PWB658X. It is shown here in Peterborough 1987 working a National Express Contract © Philip Slynn.

Emblings 3 (c) Philip Slynn
This 1978 Leyland Fleetline, CWU 150T was new to West Yorkshire PTE. This is a 1996 shot at Guyhirn © Philip Slynn.

Emblings 3 (c) Philip Slynn
On its way into Duxford in 2004 is this KHT 125P, a repowered 1976 Leyland National It was new to Bristol in 1976 © Philip Slynn.

Emblings 3 (c) Philip Slynn
At the 1985 Norwich rally is this ex West Yorkshire PTE 1975 Metro-Scania HUA 556N. This was subsequently photographed at Grettons in a semi-derelict condition © Philip Slynn.

Emblings 3 (c) Philip Slynn
Finally, we see C924 PFL, another coach new to Emblings in the 1980s was this Van Hool Acron pictured in 1986, the same year it was new © Philip Slynn.

Look out for more guest features by Philip Slynn - coming soon!