18/05/2014

Summer Special #1 Skegness to Gibraltar Point Beach Ferry

With the lovely weather many of us are enjoying the weekend, we thought we'd get into the Summer spirit with this special, but rather unusual look across The Wash at Skegness's Beach Ferry bus service...

David Bell explains more: "I thought I'd send you some photographs of some of the vehicles which used to operate on the Skegness to Gibraltar Point beach service. As you can see there was a left hand drive AEC Militant, a Bedford TK and a part open-top coach which was converted to four wheel drive. The last time I saw something operating on the beach service it was a strange ex-military vehicle attached to a draw-bar trailer which carried the passengers".

The main vehicle of interest to us...

Skegness beach buses
Plaxton bodied Ford R1114 VEX 212S © David Bell.

Also used on the service were these interesting vehicles...

Skegness beach buses
Bedford TK Q220 PFE © David Bell.

Skegness beach buses
AEC Militant Q458 PTL © David Bell.

Skegness beach buses
Ex Military Vehicle (not sure of it's name) Q415 RFE © David Bell.

If you have any seasonal photographs you would like to be featured on Andy's Bus Blog, particularly from the Summer months of special services, routes and/or vehicles including open toppers operating in either the current day or in the past we would love to hear from you - email andysbusblog@live.co.uk to find out more!