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Whitley Bay Bus Rally
On The Links

This event will take place on The Links opposite Bournemouth Gardens car park. It will feature a selection of classic buses on display, trade stands and a free bus service around the local area and to the Stephenson Railway Museum.

The first service will use a selection of vehicles attending the event and will head south along the seafront to Tynemouth before returning to the rally site along the seafront.

The second service will operate to the Stephenson Railway Museum http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/stephenson.html where train rides are available for the usual charge. You'll also be able to get up close to Siemens Bo-Bo E4 Electric engine built in 1901, which will be out of the shed and in the yard. The buses for this service (modern this time thanks to partners Go North East http://www.simplygo.com/) will run to and from the rally site to coincide with the train times at the museum.

Service 1 Whitley Bay The Links - Tynemouth - Whitley Bay The Links

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times

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Service 2 Whitley Bay The Links - Stephenson Railway Museum - Whitley Bay The Links

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Stephenson Railway Museum Timetable


Visit Tynetown http://www.tynetown.co.uk/ the Town Centres Web site for North Shields, Wallsend and Whitley Bay.

To travel to the event by public transport catch Arriva service 308 or Go North East services 1/1A or 309 which stop next to the site.

For additional information on the location of The Links, click here
Sunday 17th July 2016

RegPhotoYearMakeExhibitor History
827 UHX1955Ford PopularErnie Richardson
OSK 831OSK 8311958Karrier BFD3023 Plaxton C14FAlan Dixon New to Brocksbank of Leeds, Original reg 6666 U, later BVH 157A, formerly owned by John Hogarth and Ray Thornton. Some restoration work recently carried out at Gardiners of Spennymoor.
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.
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.
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.
ALC 496A1963Cadillac '62' SeriesAlan Bebb
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.
SCN 268SSCN 268S1978Leyland Atlantean AN68A/2R Alexander 86-seat double-deck bodywork. North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd This Tyne and Wear standard Leyland Atlantean entered service based at South Shields, and passed to South Shields Busways after deregulation in 1986. It is preserved in the livery of South Shields Busways.
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.
YSX 950W1980Triumph TR7David Blair
K715 PCNK715 PCN1992Dennis Dart 9.8SDL Alexander Dash B40F Just The Ticket Bus Preservation (Derek Thompson) Ex Stagecoach
K723 PNLK723 PNL1992Dennis Dart 9.8SDL Alexander Dash B40F Trevor Hines This vehicle was the first of a batch of six new buses 1723 - 1728 (K723 PNL - K728 PNL) delivered to Sunderland Busways in 1993. It was named 'CITY OF SUNDERLAND' to commemorate the granting of City Status in 1992 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the 40th anniversary of her accession to the throne.