25/06/2014

East Anglia Transport Museum 'hop on a bus day' photo special - part 1

The East Anglia Transport Museum (EATM) annual 'hop on a bus day' took place last Sunday, we didn't attend the event this year but one of our regular correspondents Colin Apps has kindly supplied an excellent selection of photographs that he took on the day, they include views of some of the buses present as well as shots of the trolleybuses and other museum exhibits in action on the day...

EATM 2014 1 (c) Colin Apps
We start this feature with this photograph of Julian Patterson's magnificent Eastern Counties Bristol RE EPW 516K, this is the vehicle which Colin took to the event so it takes pride of place here at the beginning of this feature © Colin Apps.

EATM 2014 1 (c) Colin Apps
Next is another vehicle driven by Colin on the day - Eastern National Bristol RE VHK 177L, this is a member of EATM's own collection © Colin Apps.

EATM 2014 1 (c) Colin Apps
The final vehicle Colin had the pleasure of driving during the day was Julian Patterson's beautifully restored Eastern Counties Bristol VR open topper OT5 OCK 995L, it is seen here looking immaculate in it's red and white livery, this bus is currently on loan to the EATM as a temporary member of their collection © Colin Apps.

EATM 2014 1 (c) Colin Apps
Moving away from the buses for now and onto the trolleybuses, here we see one of two active trolleys during the event - Portsmouth Corporation ERV 938 © Colin Apps.

EATM 2014 1 (c) Colin Apps
Sadly not active on the day was 1948 Ipswich Corporation 'Karrier' trolleybus PV 8270, after a lengthy restoration which began in 2003 this vehicle made its public debut at the EATM earlier this year, unfortunately it is currently having electrical problems so remained in the shed, as pictured above, during the event © Colin Apps.

Borderbus BB14BUS (c) Colin Apps
We finish with the most modern bus at the event, BorderBus of Beccles' Alexander Dennis Enviro200 BB14 BUS, it is seen here parked in the museum grounds and can usually be found working on the operator's 521 route between Halesworth and Aldeburgh © Colin Apps.

Look out tomorrow for the second part of this feature including more photographs showing buses, trolleybuses & more at the EATM hop on a bus day 2014.