15/06/2014

Cheltenham Bus Running Day - part 2

Saturday 31st May saw a special vintage bus running day, hosted by Stagecoach take place in and around the Cheltenham area, the event was held to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the Cheltenham District Traction Company and also to mark the retirement of local Stagecoach Managing Director, Ian Manning, who has led the Company for the last 11 years.

As mentioned in part 1, our regular correspondent David Bell attended the excellent day which saw well over 20 buses running in service around Cheltenham, Gloucester & Tewkesbury - here we continue our look at the event with a further selection of photographs, all of which have been kindly supplied by David - enjoy!

Cheltenham Running Day 2B
JAH 552D - one of Stagecoach's two preserved ex Eastern Counties Bristol FLFs, this one looks very smart in the Stagecoach corporate livery, this bus was new in 1966 © David Bell.

Cheltenham Running Day 2B
969 EHW - Bristol LD6G dating from 1959 it was new to the Bristol Omnibus Company © David Bell.

Cheltenham Running Day 2B
JJD 565D - AEC Routemaster wearing Stratford Blue livery, this bus was new to London Transport in 1966 © David Bell.

Cheltenham Running Day 2A
JAH 553D - the other of Stagecoach's two preserved ex Eastern Counties Bristol FLFs also dating from 1966, this one wears a smart Eastern Counties heritage livery although it did previously wear Stagecoach corporate livery © David Bell.

Cheltenham Running Day 2A
507 RUO - Devon General AEC Regent V dating from 1964, this bus is now owned by Chepstow Classic Buses © David Bell.

Cheltenham Running Day 2A
JAM 145E - Thamesdown Daimler CVG6 dating from 1967 © David Bell.

Check out our Flickr Photostream for a couple of additional photos from the event!