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Whitley Bay Bus Rally
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. The buses for this service, which will alternate between historic and modern 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

Whitley Bay The Links - Dep 1030

Then

00 30 1530
Tynemouth 1045

at these

15 45

Until

1545
Whitley Bay The Links - Arr 1105

times

05 35 1605


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

Whitley Bay The Links - Dep 1105 1205 1335 1435
Stephenson Railway Museum - Arr 1120 1220 1350 1450
Stephenson Railway Museum - Dep 1210 1310 1440 1540
Whitley Bay The Links - Arr 1225 1325 1455 1555


Stephenson Railway Museum Timetable


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

Visit our sponsors Go North East

Enter a vehicle for this event
Sunday 7th July 2019

RegPhotoYearMakeExhibitor History
DPP 2671937Austin Ten Saloon CarRaymond Storey
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.
TUH 7TUH 71960Albion Nimbus NS3N with Harrington DP30F body.Alan Dixon New to Western Welsh
6249 UP6249 UP1963Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT, Alexander DP51FGordon 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 Withdrawn in 1980 and sold to APT, Lincoln.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.
LCU 112LCU 1121964Daimler CCG6 with Roe double-deck body.(Calum Train) 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.
WBR 248WBR 2481964Atkinson Alpha with Gardner 6HLW engine and Marshall 48-seat single-deck body. North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd No. 48 in the Sunderland Corporation fleet was one of a batch of three Atkinson chassis, which were to be the last Atkinson passenger chassis to enter service in this country in 1964. Atkinson was better known for its lorry chassis and the company were approached by Sunderland to build these vehicles after unsatisfactory performance from the Corporation's AEC Reliances. The vehicles had Gardner 6HLW engines mounted horizontally underfloor. The bodies were by Marshall to the contemporary B.E.T. specification, similar to other local vehicles at the time. The twin-door bodies were specified to operate on the Pay-As-You-Enter system. The steps into the saloon were very high, compared to the low-floor buses of today. Seating capacity was only 45 due to the dual door layout.
FBR 53DFBR 53D1966Leyland Panther PSUR1/1R Strachan B47D North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd 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.
TMS 585HTMS 585H1970Alexander Y type bodied Leyland Leopard C49FDavid Herron New to RTITB (Wembley) - Restored in Venture Transport Colours
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.
YSF 87SYSF 87S1977Alexander Y type bodied Leyland Leopard PSU3D/4RRob Hughes New to Alexander Fife in September 1977 as FPE87 it later passed to Strathtay as no. 560, becoming Stagecoach 25787 when the latter group acquired Strathtay as part of the Yorkshire Traction Group.
C656 LJRC656 LJR1985Leyland Olympian ECW H45/31FJohn Tyson Northern 3656, was delivered in Tyne and Wear PTE livery in 1985, 3656 was new to Gateshead Depot, one of a batch of vehicles popular with drivers as the vehicle is powered by a Cummins L10 engine linked to a 4 speed Voith gearbox, giving great performance on the steep hills around Gateshead. The bus was purchased for preservation in August 2010 from Redfern Travel and has been restored in full Tyne & Wear PTE livery, as delivered.
F644 VPYF644 VPY1989Volvo B10M/Van Hool Alizee C53FJoseph Makepeace New to Barnard Castle Coaches and operated for 27 years
H669 BNLH669 BNL1991Leyland Olympian with Northern Counties double-deck open-top body. North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd 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
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.
X922 WGRX922 WGR2000Volvo B10BLE Wright Renown
NK53 TMZNK53 TMZ2003Transbus International Mini Pointer Dart Lee Calder and Kurt Stoves Ex Go North East Transbus Mini Pointer Dart 574 (NK53TMZ), New in January 2004 to Chester le Street Depot for service 734 between Ouston and Chester le Street. Entered Preservation in September 2017 and has had a lot of mechanical work done and a full respray and rebrand into its original livery