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Father's Day at Durham
A display of vehicles at the Durham Rally
At Howlands Park and Ride site in Durham
A Park and Ride service will be operated between the Howlands site and Durham City centre. This will be operated by a selection of NEBPT and visiting vehicles.
Sunday 15th June 2008
Time 11:00 AM

RegPhotoYearMakeExhibitor History
MV 8996MV 89961931Bedford WLB Duple C20F North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd Originally a demonstrator for the coachbuilder, Duple, this vehicle passed to Howard of West Byfleet, and later to Teesdale of Lincoln for preservation. Purchased by Gerald Cox of Durham and eventually to the late Chris Moyes of Durham. Now in the care of NEBPT.
GHN 189GHN 1891942Bristol K5G ECW L27/26R Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society (Peter Mitchell) Formerly fleet no. BGL 29 with United Automobile Services. Sold to Silcox, Pembroke Docks in 1959, and purchased for preservation by Phillip Battersby in 1970. Acquired by ADBPS in 1981 and restored to full United livery.
HKL 826HKL 8261946AEC Regal I, Beadle OB35FAndrew Dolan North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd An unusual open-top conversion of a Beadle bodied AEC Regal bus, new to Maidstone & District and restored in their livery, Acquired by the late Christopher Moyes from Guide Friday, now in the care of NEBPT.
344 XUK344 XUK1954AEC Reliance MU3RV Roe C41C.Ted Heslop Originally registered TUG 20, this vehicle is one of the earliest AEC Reliances built, and operated as a demonstrator for Roe for some time. Restoration has just been completed.
JHL 701JHL 7011956Bedford SBG Plaxton Consort C41F Just The Ticket Bus Preservation (Derek Thompson) This vehicle was new to Swan of Berwick upon Tweed. Withdrawn by them in the 1980s and sold for preservation, passing to the present owner in 2002. A major restoration was carried out and a brand new engine, obtained from the MOD, was fitted. The vehicle has attended events all over the north in the past few years and completes an overseas trip to Holland each year.
8124 WX8124 WX1961Bristol MW6G with ECW C39F bodywork. North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd This vehicle was new to West Yorks RCC as fleet no. CUG 27. It was withdrawn from service in September 1973, and passed through a number of private owners until acquired by the late Chris Moyes in 1996. Thoroughly overhauled by Go-Ahead and extensively rallied, this vehicle later passed to NEBPT ownership.
LCU 112LCU 1121964Daimler CCG6 with Roe double-deck body. 140 Group The bus appeared in the 1964 Earls Court Motor Show. It is a hybrid of Daimler chassis and Guy driveline with Gardner engine. It has appeared in a Tesco advert. The vehicle was new to South Shields Corporation as No 140. On withdrawal, it was retained by Busways and later Stagecoach, and has been maintained by the 140 Group for 32 years. It has been in preservation longer than it was in service. The only double decker remaining in South Shields.
PCN 762PCN 7621964AEC Routemaster Park Royal H41/31F North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd This bus was one of 50 AEC-Park Royal front entrance Routemasters that were new to NGT, fitted with Leyland 0.600 engines. Originally registered RCN 699.It passed to Stevenson's of Uttoxeter, then to Stagecoach for use on Magicbus routes in Glasgow, reregistered as EDS 508B, and by then powered by an AEC engine. Re-purchased by Northern, passing to the late Chris Moyes OBE and given registration mark PCN 762. Now in the care of NEBPT.
TCP 897TCP 8971964Bedford PJK with Plaxton Supreme coach body.John Leyland Restored in Durham District Services livery but never operated for that company.
JNP 590CJNP 590C1965Albion Nimbus / Reading B35FAlan Dixon This bus spent its entire working life on the Channel Island of Guernsey, registered 16216. It was sent to a railway museum in Somerset, then bought and restored by present owner.
SMK 686FSMK 686F1967AEC Routemaster Park Royal H40/32RTed Jones New to London Transport as RML 2686, one of the last batch of RML's in service and latterly run by Arriva until the demise of RM operation in London. The bus was refurbished some years ago and was fitted with a Cummins engine, bought by Cooper of Annitsford, Northumberland, and acquired from them by present owner in 2005 after driving it up from London. On going restoration to its 1968 looks.
VHN 527GVHN 527G1968Daimler Fleetline SRG6LW-33 Roe B43DMr & Mrs D. A. Yates First operated by Darlington Transport in 1968. One of their first batch of Fleetline Saloons as part of a conversion to one person operation. Purchased in 1983 by the present owners for preservation.
THU 354GTHU 354G1969Bristol RESL6L with Eastern Coachworks 43-seat front-entrance bus bodywork.Malcolm Hodgson This bus has had two periods of service life and two of preservation. It began work for Bristol Omnibus and ran until 1992; it was preserved until 1997; then ran for Northern Bus, Sheffield, until again preserved from 1997. New to Bristol Omnibus Co. Last survivor of this design of ECW body on 33' chassis. Having been rallied for past 16 years in various 'Bristol Omnibus' liveries, this bus has recently undergone further restoration and been re-painted into 1960s Tilling Red to represent a similar United Automobile Services vehicle long departed XHN 938G.
PCW 203JPCW 203J1971Bristol RESL with Pennine bus bodywork.Phil Logie New in 1971 to Burnley, Colne and Nelson, then passing to Burnley and Pendle with the reorganisation of local government. The bus was withdrawn from service 1983. Now carrying the livery used in 1980, it is the only survivor of this combination of chassis and body.
JFT 228NJFT 228N1974Leyland Atlantean PARK ROYAL H43/28D later O43/34F North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd Originally new to Gateshead as RCN 111N, later Northern General 3285, this vehicle was sold to York Pullman, Durham Travel & Dunn Line, before being acquired by NEBPT in 2005. It had lost its original registration and then carried reg. no KKH 372N. Unable to regain the original number, a Tynemouth plate was allocated by DVLC, The complete restoration of body and interior was carried out by Arthur Pearsall and Alan Shepherd in a 12 month period.
RCU 838SRCU 838S1977Daimler Fleetline FE30AGR with Alexander 83-seat double-deck body. North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd This was one of the last Tyne and Wear PTE standards, built to dual-door configuration and later converted.
JKH 194VJKH 194V1979Leyland Leopard/Plaxton Supreme C53FTony Hull Plaxton Supreme IV bodywork, ex National Express (East Yorkshire). It then went to Cherry Coaches of Hull, before returning to East Yorkshire Motor Services, it spent some it's later years with Lee's of Durham, Classic of Annfield Plain, and Scarlet Band Coaches all in the Durham area, before being preserved by the present owner Mr Tony Hull.
EJR 111WEJR 111W1980Leyland Atlantean AN68C/2R with Alexander double-deck body. Treble One Group (Dave Hemsley) New to Tyne and Wear PTE in 1981; it passed to Busways in 1986. It worked first at City Busways from Byker then most of its time at Slatyford on Fastline services. It had brief spells on Magicbus and at Sunderland and ended up at Stagecoach Transit from where it was bought by the Treble-one Group in 2004. It is restored in Newcastle Busways livery.
FTN 710WFTN 710W1981Leyland National 2 B49F. Repowered with Volvo THD100E engine and Voith 851.2 gearbox Northern National Restoration Group (Craig Smith) New to Philadelphia Depot of NBC Northern in June 1981. FTN 710W is one of only 6 National 2/2's to stay in the Wear District all her PSV life. After her withdrawal from Deptford in 2002 she was used as a driver trainer at Gateshead Depot until 2006. In 2006 4710 was donated to the NEBPT by Go Ahead CEO Christopher Moyes. After restoration 4710 was rolled out at the MetroCentre event in 2008. After that years season 4710 was mothballed until her sale in 2013 to the Northern National Restoration Group. Now in her 5th year of ownership 4710 has again had major work done over the last 6 months. She has had a full repaint into the iconic livery of poppy red with NBC Northern fleet names.
CKB 166XCKB 166X1982Leyland National Mark 2Stephen Foster New to Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive in 1982 and its metamorphosis into MTL and Arriva. It was sold and stored from about 2000, thence worked with Gilmoss Training. Yesterbus acquired this vehicle in to the fleet in 2006 and she retains her original 680 engine.
MIW 8529MIW 85291986MCW Metroliner Kingsley's Coaches Ltd (Dave Kingsley)
V713 DNLV713 DNL1999Dennis Dart/Plaxton Mini Pointer B29F Arriva North East Ltd (Stuart Gray) This is fleet no 1713 in the Arriva fleet. It is an example of the numerous Dennis Mini-Pointer Darts with Arriva North East. This bus is based at Bishop Auckland and has recently benefitted from a mid-life refurbishment.
AE56 0UUAE56 0UU2007MCV Evolution Kingsley's Coaches Ltd (Dave Kingsley)
WUP 961VWUP 961V1980Leyland Leopard/Duple Dominant II Express 53 seater coachwork. Burrells Coaches Owned since new in 1980, this vehicle is still in everyday use. Has a 6 speed ZF box, 680 engine, FM pump.
JJD 551DJJD 551D1966AEC Routemaster Park Royal H40/32RSteve Griffin This Routemaster entered service as London Transport RML2551 in 1966, initially on route 6, and after refurbishment on route 12. Refurbishment was of both interior and of the driveline, when a Cummins engine replaced the AEC original. The current owner intends to preserve it with its route 12 branding.
UUA 212UUA 2121955Leyland Titan PD2/11, Roe H33/25RDave Briggs New to Leeds City Transport as No. 212. Was in use as a driver trainer and had some modifications for this use. Has now been returned to original condition.
FBR 53DFBR 53D1966Leyland Panther PSUR1/1R Strachan B47DR T Thornton New to Sunderland Corporation as No. 53. Sold to Tyne and Wear Museums on withdrawal from service passing the present owner a few years later and rallied extensively since then.
H669 BNLH669 BNL1990Leyland Olympian with Northern Counties double-deck open-top body. City Sightseeing North-East This vehicle was one of a batch of eight delivered to Sunderland Busways. It became Stagecoach 14669 after the take-over of Busways. Stagecoach converted it to part open-top in 2007 for use by City Sight-Seeing. It has subsequently been converted to full open-top by Gardiners of Spennymoor in March 2008
JFT 413XJFT 413X1982Scania BR112DH Alexander H47/31FKieth Buckley & Vince Minto New to Tyne & Wear Transport in 1982 as fleet no. 413. Only two of these vehicles were purchased, and only this vehicle survives. It has been recently refurbished at Gardiners of Spennymoor.
221 JVK221 JVK1961Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Alexander double-deck body.David Slater The bus was new to Newcastle Corporation and was operated until 1977. It was bought for preservation by the Four to One Group, who carried out much work on it. It later passed to Jimmy Storey who completed the restoration work.
FEZ 38291981MCW Metrobus 76 seater Scarlet Band Bus & Coach Ltd New to Travel West Midlands as GOG 229W, extensively rebuilt by Marshalls. Sold to K & J of York, passing to Scarlet Band in December 2007. Used for school runs starting Jan 2008, recently repainted into the revised Scarlet Band livery.
JDC 599JDC 5991959Dennis Loline (Gardner 6LW engine) with Northern Counties double-deck H36/31RD body 500 Group, This bus was an exhibit at the Earls Court Motor Show when new. and entered service as Middlesbrough 99. It was taken out of service in 1972 and sold to a Scottish operator. It was rescued from scrap and rebuilt to emerge on the rally scene in 1998.
JDC 544LJDC 544L1972Daimler Fleetline CRL6 with Northern Counties H43/27D body 500 Group, This last-surviving Teesside 'standard' only 13'5" high, was acquired for preservation in 1989. It has covered over 1,200,000 miles!
UHG 142V1980Leyland Atlantean with Alexander bodyworkChris Grierson One of two vehicles acquired from Preston Corporation and in everday use
Not Known2008Optare Solo Arriva, Darlington Depot Currently entering service at Darlington Depot.
YJ57 BVB2007Volvo with Plaxton Centro bodywork Arriva Northumbria, Ashington depot Route branded for service 35. 6 speed Cummins engine. Fleet No 1923.
K311 FYGK311 FYG1993DAF DB250/Optare Spectra Go North East, One of the few remaining vehicles of this type left in the fleet, shortly to be withdrawn.