29/08/2014

Looking back... Lincoln in the early nineties - part 1

For our next few Looking back... features we are once again heading back to the early nineties with a selection of photographs kindly supplied by our regular correspondent David Bell, in this particular feature which will be spread over two parts we are focusing the local bus scene in Lincoln - operators include Lincolnshire City Transport, Roadcar and also a number of smaller independents that could be found operating in the area at the time.

Lincoln in the nineties - part 1
First up in this part we see Roadcar ECW bodied Bristol VRT LVL 806V working on local service 27 to North Hykenham, as you can see it wears a smart overall advert livery for a Lincolnshire County Council road safety campaign (c) David Bell.

Lincoln in the nineties - part 1
The second photo in this part shows Lincoln City Transport ECW bodied Leyland Atlantean TRN 485V working on the 66 to Birchwood, this bus was new to Ribble (c) David Bell.

Lincoln in the nineties - part 1
Demonstrating the minibus operations of the era is Roadrunner branded Dodge minibus D127 OWG working on service M6, this bus was new to South Yorkshire Transport in 1987 (c) David Bell.

Lincoln in the nineties - part 1
Next we see this interesting Lincoln City Transport East Lancs bodied Leyland Olympian KTL 45Y which was working on the 66 to Birchwood, this bus was new in 1982 (c) David Bell.

Lincoln in the nineties - part 1
The penultimate photo in this part shows Roadcar Duple Dominant bodied Leyland Tiger WOI 3002 working on and branded for the Kestevenlink 601 service that operated between Lincoln and Grantham, this coach was previously registered PYE838Y and was new to Grey Green (c) David Bell.

Lincoln in the nineties - part 1
We finish this part with an inrtesting photo showing a vehicle operating on loan for independent operator Silver Dawn - Kelvin Central Alexander bodied Leyland PSU3F/4R, it is seen working on service 76 to Birchwood, the bus was new to Central SMT in 1980 (c) David Bell.

Look out for the second part of this feature - coming soon!