06/07/2014

Bus & Coach Preservation Rally 2014 - photo special 2

In the second part of a new two part guest photo special which began yesterday, Philip Slynn continues to share a selection of photographs taken at last weekend's Bus & Coach Preservation Magazine rally at the Hertfordshire showground...

B&CP Preservation rally at Hertfordshire showground-2 (c) Philip Slynn
First Bus are repainting several vehicles in heritage liveries. Leicester City and Rotherham were represented, but this one Plaxton President LT52 XAB turned up a little later in Westcliff-on-Sea livery © Philip Slynn.

B&CP Preservation rally at Hertfordshire showground-2 (c) Philip Slynn
EAV 458 is a 1948 Leyland Tiger PS1 with Duple body. It is owned by Eric Graveling of Bourne near Peterborough. Not too sure what livery it is now representing. It appears to W Alexander and Son blue with Northern fleetname above the windscreen © Philip Slynn.

B&CP Preservation rally at Hertfordshire showground-2 (c) Philip Slynn
1294 RE is a 1959 Guy Arab LUF with Burlingham body that once belonged to Harper Bros of Heath Hayes © Philip Slynn.

B&CP Preservation rally at Hertfordshire showground-2 (c) Philip Slynn
SP 5139 is a Ford Model T station bus and appears on the front cover of the latest B&CP magazine with an article inside © Philip Slynn.

B&CP Preservation rally at Hertfordshire showground-2 (c) Philip Slynn
ATS 689 is a Bedford OB with typical body seen here giving tours around the showground. This has been registered in the past as ZV 50203(ROI) and 184 XUF © Philip Slynn.

B&CP Preservation rally at Hertfordshire showground-2 (c) Philip Slynn
The final vehicle is registered RFX 436W which indicates is was new around 1980/81, and it is an international. It was once a PSV and it is now a mobile coffee bar under the name CafĂ© Guate, and if you put that into a search engine there is a picture of the original bus which looks like a typical US school bus or USAF bus © Philip Slynn.

Many thanks to Philip Slynn for the photos and captions used in this feature, look out for more guest features by Philip - coming soon!