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Durham Vintage Bus Gathering
Sunday 18th June

At Howlands Park and Ride site

Whitley Bay Bus Rally
Sunday 16th July

On The Links

Open Top to the Seaside
Tuesday 25th July



Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display
Monday 28th August

At the Recreation Ground

 
North East Bus and Coach Show
MetroCentre 2011
At the MetroCentre Coach Park

This event which will feature a selection of classic buses on display, trade stands
and a free bus & coach service around the local area.

Buses will leave the Coach Park bus stop and operate a circular route via Scotswood Bridge.

The first bus will depart at 11:30 and a frequent service will operate until the last bus at 16:00.

To travel to the event by public transport catch any bus or rail service serving the MetroCentre
and walk over the footbridge to the MetroCentre Coach Park.

For additional information on the location of the MetroCentre Coach Park, click here

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Sunday 6th May 2012
Time 10:00 AM

RegPhotoYearMakeExhibitor History
VSL 528VSL 5281962Bedford CA 11-seat minibusBrian Clarke Kenebrake bodywork, one of very few remaining. Purchased in Wales by the current owner in August 2008.
5056 HA5056 HA1962Midland Red (BMMO) S15 single-deck busRoger Burdett This in-house produced bus was used by Midland Red on long-distance stage-carriage work, and for coach relief at week-ends. The model was also tried by Northern General but the idea was not pursued.
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.
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.
AHN 451BAHN 451B1964Daimler CCG5 with Roe 61-seat highbridge double-deck body with open rear platform. Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society (Peter Mitchell) New to Darlington Corporation Transport and in service from 1964 until 1980. Purchased by ADBPS in 1980. It is unusual with its combination of Daimler chassis and Guy Arab driveline with Gardner 5LW engine and constant mesh gearbox.
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.
RGF 231PRGF 231P1976Bristol LHS6L with Plaxton C33F bodyworkMichael Burke The vehicle was new to Epsom Coaches in 1976 then to G E Sykes of Appleton Roebuck near York. It was acquired by the current owner in 2003.
SCD 693X1981Leyland Leopard Plaxton C53FLeyland Leopard with Plaxton Supreme V body
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.
UTN 501YUTN 501Y1983MCW Metrobus Mark 2, ex Northern 3501 with MCW bodywork H46/31FLee Garrett New on the 12th June 1983, as the first Mark 2 Metrobus to be delivered to Northern and also the National Bus Company. Delivered in NBC poppy red, this vehicle was one of only 12 Metrobuses painted in this livery from new. 3501's first depot allocation was Chester le Street, and moved to Murton Depot after a year at it's previous depot, remained here until Murton closed. 3501 was withdrawn in 2000, and after restored won the best 1980's double decker award at Showbus Rally in Duxford in 2009. The bus is powered by Gardner engine linked to a 4 speed Voith gearbox. The vehicle is fully restored in "as new" condition. The bus was withdrawn fifteen years ago and has been in preservation with its current owner ever since.
DV 7890DV 78901931Leyland Lion LT2 Burlingham C31FHoward Snaith Coaches New to Pridham of Lamerton.
VariousVariousHoward Snaith'sA selection of vehicles from Howard Snaith's current fleet of executive coaches
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!
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.
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.
VMP 10GVMP 10G1969AEC Reliance 6U3ZR, Alexander Y B57FJohn Carson The only 12m Alexander Y type bus seat built. New to RTITB as a training vehicle and not used as a PSV until 2002 when entered service with WJC Buses
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.
H215 PVWH215 PVW1991Leyland Olympian with Alexander Belfast bodywork.James Duncan Restored in Dublin Bus livery
ESC 847SESC 847S1978Seddon Pennine VII with Alexander Y-type body.Robert Carlyle Ex Eastern and Lowland Scottish. Allocated to Edinburgh in June 1978, then to Dunbar, transferred to Lowland 1986. Sold in 1988 to Red Bus service . Bought for preservation 2006.
D278 FASD278 FAS1987Leyland Tiger T9TCL11 Alexander TE Chesterfield 123 Preservation Group (Dennis Vickers) Single deck, dual purpose bus Leyland Tiger, Alexander TE type 53 seat body. New to Highland Omnibuses. Now restored in livery of Strathtay Buses, Dundee. Also carried VLT 45 with Strathtay Scottish during it's time
KTT 42PKTT 42P1975Bristol LH6LVincent Nelson Former Devon General bus now preserved in the North East
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.
204 UXJ204 UXJ1961AEC Routemaster Park Royal 64-seat double-deck bodywork.Paul Ogilvie The bus was put into service by London Transport as RM1058, an example of the original production short-length vehicles. After privatisation it was inherited by Go Ahead's London Central and worked from New Cross garage. It was retired into preservation in 2005 after service 36 was converted to driver-only operation. Restoration continues on the vehicle, including seats re-trimmed in original Scott tartan. Original registration 58 CLT.
SIB 6711SIB 67111975Leyland National GreenwayCraig Owen A Leyland National MkI converted by East Lancashire Coach Builders to National Greenway specification in December 1992.
C522 LJRC522 LJR1985Leyland Olympian ECW CH42/30F Jonothan Ruddick New to Northern as 3522, spent most of its working life at Stanley depot, recently purchased for preservation from Mulley's of Ixworth
PHN 829PHN 8291952Lowbridge Bristol KSW6B ECW L27/28RAndrew Dolan Ex-United BBL67, operated from Ashington depot. Passed for further service to Thames Valley before being acquired by the Cheltenham Car Club for use as a commentary post. Acquired by current owner in 1987, rallied extensively between 1988 and 1993 when it was sold and ended up with an operator in Switzerland (LONDAG), later passing to Murg Hanner in Germany. re-acquired in 2011 being driven from Germany to the north-east over a period of 5 days in July.
T469 BCN1999Optare Solo 25 seater bus Scarlet Band Bus & Coach Ltd New to Go Wear buses in Aug 1999 as fleet no. 469. Since withdrawal by Go Ahead it has passed through several operators, latterly with The Eden, Bishop Auckland, now with Scarlet Band, West Cornforth.
M792 HCUM792 HCU1995Optare Delta Scarlet Band Bus & Coach Ltd New to gateshead & District (Go-Ahead) in June 1995 as fleet no. 4792. Acquired by Scarlet Band in 2009 for use on school services, mainly used to Gilesgate Comp. from Kelloe
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.
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.
YUP 6YUP 61949Leyland Titan PD2/10C Roe H37/28RD Weardale Motor Services
SWC 24KSWC 24K1972Bristol RELL6L, ECW B49FClaire (Dreadnought Coaches) Gilroy In use as a PCV by present owner.
RRM 915MRRM 915M1974Bedford YRQ Plaxton C45FIan Wright Recently restored, been with this operator from new.
6249 UP6249 UP1963Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT, Alexander DP51FG Noble New to Venture Transport as fleet no. 249, passing to Northern as 2830, later 4264. Withdrawn in 1980 and sold to APT, Lincoln. Purchased by the late Michael Reed and partly restored. Completely restored to as-new condition over a couple of years.
Not Known2012Mercedes Benz OC500LE single decker Perryman Buses Ltd (Roddy Perryman) Just delivered to owner.
NVK 341NVK 3411950AEC Regent III 9612a NCB H30/26RDavid Slater AEC Regent III with Northern Coachbuilders, was new as Newcastle Corporation 341 in 1950.
HHN 202HHN 2021947Bristol L5G with Eastern Coachworks single-deck bus body.David Slater The bus was new to United in the summer of 1947, with fleet number BLO 202. It was allocated to subsidiary company Bell's Services of Westerhope, Newcastle carrying the standard red and cream livery. Next, in 1951, it was returned to the main United fleet as BG 216. In 1959, the bus was transferred from United to subsidiary company Durham District Services, with whom it ran in green and cream livery, numbered DB 216. It was sold for preservation in 1968.