27/03/2015

Classic Bus Running Day in Norwich - photo special

Last Sunday saw the inaugural Classic Bus Running Day take place in the fine city of Norwich, the event saw a series of special services running around the city and out to locations including Costessy, Stoke Holy Cross and Mulbarton using a selection of vintage buses from a base at County Hall where a static display was also located, the day was a great success with both enthusiasts and the general public alike enjoying a day of nostalgia, our regular correspondent Colin Apps was at the event and has sent us an enjoyable selection of photos...

Classic Bus Running Day, Norwich 22/03/15 (c) Colin Apps
We'll start with the vehicle Colin drove to the event - Dave Hales smart Eastern Counties National liveried Bristol RE GCL 349N, it is pictured here at King's Lynn Bus Station before working a link service to Norwich (c) Colin Apps.

Classic Bus Running Day, Norwich 22/03/15 (c) Colin Apps
Next up seen at County Hall is Carters ex Eastern Counties open top Bristol VR JNG 50N which was attending its first event following refurbishment (c) Colin Apps.

Classic Bus Running Day, Norwich 22/03/15 (c) Colin Apps
Pictured at Castle Meadow working on the service to Costessy is Eastern Counties Bristol L5G KNG 711 (c) Colin Apps.

Classic Bus Running Day, Norwich 22/03/15 (c) Colin Apps
Tombland is the location for this shot of recently restored Eastern Counties Leyland National / East Lancs Greenway WAH 587S, this bus was new as LN587 and latterly operated with Carters (c) Colin Apps.

Classic Bus Running Day, Norwich 22/03/15 (c) Colin Apps
Back to Castle Meadow now for this photo of First Ipswich heritage liveried Alexander ALX400 bodied Volvo B7TL VA479 AU53 HJV (c) Colin Apps.

Classic Bus Running Day, Norwich 22/03/15 (c) Colin AppsClassic Bus Running Day, Norwich 22/03/15 (c) Colin Apps
We finish with a couple of photos of vehicles parked up at County Hall, on the left is Peelings Coaches Plaxton Supreme bodied Volvo B10M FAH 275Y whilst on the right is Sunstream Bedford OB MYB 33 (c) Colin Apps.

Many thanks to Colin for the excellent photos included in this post. Well done to all those involved for putting on a great event.