10/02/2015

An interesting selection of non-PCVs - part 1

Our regular guest blogger Philip Slynn is back with more excellent photos from his archives, in this two part feature we will be taking a look at a very interesting selection of buses which have gone on to work in various guises as non-PCVs after their life in passenger service. Most of the photos were taken in the Peterborough/Cambridgeshire area - enjoy!

Non PCV selection 1 (c) Philip Slynn
The first one is a 1962 AEC Bridgemaster new to East Kent. It is seen here in 1981 in Peterborough in the hands of the Harlow Majorettes. According to the PSV Circle it is now with East Kent Heritage in Dover (c) Philip Slynn.

Non PCV selection 1 (c) Philip Slynn
Another AEC is this 1966 Regent V again new to East Kent. I have it as belonging to St John Ambulance, so the double glazing advert is probably a sponsor. This also is shown as being with a preservationist (c) Philip Slynn.

Non PCV selection 1 (c) Philip Slynn
Here we have a 1976 Metro-Scania new to London Transport as MD99. It is seen here advertising Yoplait Dairy Products (c) Philip Slynn.

Non PCV selection 1 (c) Philip Slynn
The Jesus Army have long been a user of second hand buses and here we have a Leyland Olympian new to Scottish Omnibuses in 1984. It has an Alexander coach body originally configured as CH43/20F. It is seen here in Cathedral Square, Peterborough in 2004 (c) Philip Slynn.

Non PCV selection 1 (c) Philip Slynn
RLN237W is a Leyland DAB artic new to British Airways in 1981.It is seen here being used by Fenland District Council as a mobile playbus, pictured here in the village of Doddington. It is down as being acquired for spares by someone in Devon and is probably one of the derelict bendibuses that I photographed at Winkleigh a couple of years ago (c) Philip Slynn.

Non PCV selection 1 (c) Philip Slynn
Finally for this post we have Bristol LH REL743H new to Hants & Dorset in 1969. It was converted for use as a publicity bus in Peterborough and I have several pictures of it in various stages of conversion. However, it is seen here at the 1983 Norwich bus rally (c) Philip Slynn.

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