26/06/2014

East Anglia Transport Museum 'hop on a bus day' photo special - part 2

The East Anglia Transport Museum (EATM) annual 'hop on a bus day' took place last Sunday, as mentioned in the first part of this feature which was published yesterday 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...

More from EATM (c) Colin Apps
We start this part with this smart convertible open topper - Southdown 'Queen Mary' Northern Counties bodied Leyland Titan PD3/4 BUF 426C, this bus dates from 1965 and is now in preservation with the Colne Estuary Preserved Buses group © Colin Apps.

More from EATM (c) Colin Apps
Always a popular member of the EATM collection is Great Yarmouth Transport Pennine Coachcraft bodied AEC Reliance AEX 85B, this bus dates from 1964 © Colin Apps.

More from EATM (c) Colin Apps
Another member of the EATM collection seen here is 'Lucky Last' ECW bodied Leyland Olympian D367 JJD, new to London Transport in 1986 it was the last bus bodied by Eastern Coach Works in Lowestoft, it later operated for Blackpool Transport whose livery it wears today © Colin Apps.

EATM 2 (c) Colin Apps
Moving away for buses for now to take a look at the second trolleybus active at the event, that was Bournemouth Corporation Weymann bodied Sunbeam YLJ 286, this trolleybus dates from 1959 © Colin Apps.

More from EATM (c) Colin Apps
A tram in action during 'hop on a bus day' was Blackpool Corporation 159, according the EATM website it's trucks were built by Preston McGuire and it's body was built by Blackpool Corporation, it dates from 1927 © Colin Apps.

More from EATM (c) Colin Apps
We finish with a more modern vehicle, Anglianbus Optare Excel 2 W216 PRB - it was one of two Anglian vehicles present on the day and is seen here parked in the museum grounds, it was new to Trent Barton in 2000 later acquired by Konectbus before passing to it's current operator last year © Colin Apps.

Many thanks to Colin for the supplying the superb selection of photographs included in this two part feature, look out for more photo specials - coming soon!