Buses Festival, Peterborough - 8 Aug 2021 (P1090466)

Buses Festival - 8 Aug 2021


The ‘Buses Festival’ rally held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough on Sunday 8 August 2021. The rally was organised by Key Publishing, the publishers of ‘Buses’ magazine - a magazine I have bought every month since June 1962 although back then it was called ‘Buses Illustrated’ and published by Ian Allan. I retained all the copies until quite recently (May 2021) when I donated them …  (read more)

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Sunday 8 August 2021 – The ‘Buses Festival’ rally held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Some of the trophies on display which would be awarded to successful entrants later in the day. The rally was organised by Key Publishing, the publishers of ‘Buses’ magazine - a magazine I have bought every month since June 1962 although back then it was called ‘Buses Illustrated’ and published by Ian Allan. I retained all the copies until quite recently (May 2021) when I donated them to the ‘Bus Archive’. www.busarchive.org.uk That is over 700 issues!

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Sunday 8 August 2021 – After the shower. A general view of the line-up of double deckers on display at the ‘Buses Festival’ rally held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Showing the registration number and the livery of each vehicle they are: HWY 36 (Todmorden Joint Omnibus Committee) F263 YTJ (Accrington Corporation) GJF 301N (Leicester City Transport) KSV 102 (Carris, Lisbon GB-21-07) CUV 180C (London Transport) NLE 981 (London Transport) 476 CLT (London Transport Green Line) MXX 232 (Samuel Ledgard) DD18 GAS (Nottingham City Transport) F105 XCW (Lincolnshire Road Car Company) It becomes a little hazy after that but at the far end are NOA 462X (West Midlands PTE) CUV 233C (London Transport Green Line) Photographs and details of each individual vehicle may be seen elsewhere in my Ipernity collection.

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Sunday 8 August 2021 – A general view of the line-up of double deckers on display at The ‘Buses Festival’ rally held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Showing the registration number and the livery of each vehicle they are from left to right: HWY 36 (Todmorden Joint Omnibus Committee) F263 YTJ (Accrington Corporation) GJF 301N (Leicester City Transport) KSV 102 (Carris, Lisbon GB-21-07) CUV 180C (London Transport) NLE 981 (London Transport) 476 CLT (London Transport Green Line) MXX 232 (Samuel Ledgard) DD18 GAS (Nottingham City Transport) F105 XCW (Lincolnshire Road Car Company) C653 LJR (Northern General – NBC blue) M10 ENH (Eagles Coaches) SN64 OGU (Stagecoach London retro livery) NOA 462X (West Midlands PTE) CUV 233C (London Transport Green Line) Photographs and details of each individual vehicle may be seen elsewhere in my Ipernity collection.

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Sunday 8 August 2021 – The ‘Buses Festival’ rally held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Carris, the urban transport operator in Lisbon, Portugal, operated many British built buses. Preserved former Carris 255 (GB-21-07) is a Weymann bodied AEC Regent III new in 1954. A classic English bus in a mirror image which operates in the UK on registration number KSV 102.

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Sunday 8 August 2021 – The ‘Buses Festival’ rally held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Carris, the urban transport operator in Lisbon, Portugal, operated many British built buses. Preserved former Carris 255 (GB-21-07) is a Weymann bodied AEC Regent III new in 1954. A classic English bus in a mirror image which carries British registration number KSV 102.

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Sunday 8 August 2021 – The ‘Buses Festival’ rally held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Carris, the urban transport operator in Lisbon, Portugal, operated many British built buses. Preserved former Carris 255 (GB-21-07) is a Weymann bodied AEC Regent III new in 1954. A classic English bus in a mirror image which carries British registration number KSV 102. Alongside, in the more familiar British right hand drive layout, are preserved former London Transport Routemaster RM2180 (CUV 180C) and RT4317 (NLE 981).

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Sunday 8 August 2021 – The ‘Buses Festival’ rally held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Carris, the urban transport operator in Lisbon, Portugal, operated many British built buses. A lower deck interior view of preserved former Carris 255 (GB-21-07) is a Weymann bodied AEC Regent III new in 1954. A classic English bus in a mirror image which carries British registration number KSV 102.

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Sunday 8 August 2021 – The ‘Buses Festival’ rally held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Preserved former Alexander Northern NPE90 (GSO 90V), an Alexander Y type bodied Leyland Leopard built in 1979 and registered for service in January 1980. The ‘Bluebird’ name had originated before the Alexander empire was split up. Whilst this seemed quite at home on Midland’s blue vehicles it was a little out of place on Fife’s red and Northern’s yellow vehicles. Stagecoach still uses the name today.

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Sunday 8 August 2021 – The ‘Buses Festival’ rally held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Preserved Bristol Omnibus Company 1332 (OAE 954M), an Eastern Coachworks bodied Bristol RELL new in October 1973.

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Sunday 8 August 2021 – The ‘Buses Festival’ rally held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Stagecoach London 12345 (SN64 OGU), an Alexander Dennis Enviro400H hybrid new in September 2014. Named ‘Selkent Ambassador’ it carries a retro colour scheme based on the livery used by the erstwhile London General Omnibus Company. A livery which wouldn’t go amiss today. Great fleet number too! This bus was the winner of the best modern double decker trophy at the rally.

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Sunday 8 August 2021 – The ‘Buses Festival’ rally held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Stagecoach London 12345 (SN64 OGU), an Alexander Dennis Enviro400H hybrid new in September 2014. Named ‘Selkent Ambassador’ it carries a retro colour scheme based on the livery used by the erstwhile London General Omnibus Company. A livery which wouldn’t go amiss today. Great fleet number too! This bus was the winner of the best modern double decker trophy at the rally. This bus was the winner of the best modern double decker trophy at the rally. (It had just started to rain and I didn’t realise I had raindrops on my camera lens).

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Sunday 8 August 2021 – The ‘Buses Festival’ rally held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Stagecoach London 12345 (SN64 OGU), an Alexander Dennis Enviro400H hybrid new in September 2014. Named ‘Selkent Ambassador’ it carries a retro colour scheme based on the livery used by the erstwhile London General Omnibus Company. A livery which wouldn’t go amiss today. Great fleet number too! This bus was the winner of the best modern double decker trophy at the rally. (It had just started to rain and I didn’t realise I had raindrops on my camera lens).

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Sunday 8 August 2021 – The ‘Buses Festival’ rally held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Thorne’s Independent Coaches of Hemingborough near Selby operate OKP 980 preserved as Maidstone & District Motor Services CO252. It has Beadle bodywork mounted on Leyland mechanical running units taken from a pre-World War 2 Leyland TD7. The re-built vehicle entered service in this form with M&D in March 1952.

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Sunday 8 August 2021 – The ‘Buses Festival’ rally held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Two vehicles entered in the event operated by Thorne’s Independent Coaches of Hemingborough near Selby. Left is KVY 789N is a Duple Dominant bodied Bedford YRQ that was new in May 1975 to Gorwood Coaches of East Cottingwith, a business taken over by Thornes Independent. Right is OKP 980 preserved as Maidstone & District Motor Services CO252. It has Beadle bodywork mounted on Leyland mechanical running units taken from a pre-World War 2 Leyland TD7. The re-built vehicle entered service in this form with M&D in March 1952.

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Sunday 8 August 2021 – The ‘Buses Festival’ rally held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Thorne’s Independent of Hemingborough near Selby KVY 789N is a Duple Dominant bodied Bedford YRQ that was new in May 1975 to Gorwood Coaches of East Cottingwith, a business taken over by Thornes Independent.

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Sunday 8 August 2021 – The ‘Buses Festival’ rally held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Preserved former West Midland Passenger Transport Executive 2462 (NOA 462X), an MCW Metrobus DR102/27 new in July 1982.

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Sunday 8 August 2021 – The ‘Buses Festival’ rally held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Preserved former West Midland Passenger Transport Executive 2462 (NOA 462X), an MCW Metrobus DR102/27 new in July 1982.

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Sunday 8 August 2021 – The ‘Buses Festival’ rally held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. There were just three vehicles parked under cover in the main hall. National Express West Midlands E024 (LD20 PTZ), an Alexander Dennis Enviro400EV City bodied BYD Electric bus new in August 2020. Named Linda it is branded for operation on service 9/9A in Coventry.

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