05/07/2014

Bus & Coach Preservation Rally 2014 - photo special 1

In a new two part guest photo special Philip Slynn shares a selection of photographs taken at last weekend's Bus & Coach Preservation Magazine rally at the Hertfordshire showground...

He reports: "A few pictures relating to the above event, which was held here for the first time having previously been held at the Newbury showground. From conversations with other enthusiasts, vehicle numbers were down compared to Newbury. Although having never been to the Newbury event I cannot confirm or deny. Nevertheless, a reasonable turn out, some of which are pictured here."

B&CP Preservation rally at Hertfordshire showground-1 (c) Philip Slynn
One of Mike Sutcliffe’s preserved/rebuilt Leylands is this 1921 Leyland G7 with Dodson body. There is a detailed history of this in Mike’s book “The Leyland Man”. The body of this is given as originally United Counties © Philip Slynn.

B&CP Preservation rally at Hertfordshire showground-1 (c) Philip Slynn
Originally Eastern National 556 this 1962 Bristol MW6G was giving trips round the showground when photographed, with a cloud of blue smoke as it accelerated away © Philip Slynn.

B&CP Preservation rally at Hertfordshire showground-1 (c) Philip Slynn
One of the more modern vehicles that attended was this ADL Dart with MCV body AJ58 PZO, originally new to South Wales Transport of Neath and now in the fleet of UNO © Philip Slynn.

B&CP Preservation rally at Hertfordshire showground-1 (c) Philip Slynn
14 LFC is a Morris Commercial with a Wadham body and was new to the Morris Works Band in 1961. It is now part of the collection of the Oxford Bus Museum Trust © Philip Slynn.

B&CP Preservation rally at Hertfordshire showground-1 (c) Philip Slynn
D302PEV is a Volvo B10M-46 new to Harris of West Thurrock in 1986 in whose livery it is preserved © Philip Slynn.

B&CP Preservation rally at Hertfordshire showground-1 (c) Philip Slynn
A more modern vehicle in preservation was this Leyland Tiger A509 HVT originally new to Midland Red North, but here in the livery of National Express Rapide with Black & White fleetname © Philip Slynn.

Look out for the second part of this photo special which should be online tomorrow.