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photoblog image Great Central Railway (North) 2/7

Great Central Railway (North) 2/7

Ruddington has a large bus museum on site with a large number of vehicles, from the local Barton buses company which in 2005 joined with the local Trent buses to become Trent Barton.

On the left Barton Transport 580, KNN 254, a Leyland Titan PD1A with Duple L29/26F bodywork new in March 1949.

Centre is DAL 771J an AEC Reliance 691 with Plaxton bodywork new in 1970.

On the right is RRR 517R a Bedford YMT with Plaxton Supreme bodywork new in 1976.

Great Central Railway (North) 2/7

Ruddington has a large bus museum on site with a large number of vehicles, from the local Barton buses company which in 2005 joined with the local Trent buses to become Trent Barton.

On the left Barton Transport 580, KNN 254, a Leyland Titan PD1A with Duple L29/26F bodywork new in March 1949.

Centre is DAL 771J an AEC Reliance 691 with Plaxton bodywork new in 1970.

On the right is RRR 517R a Bedford YMT with Plaxton Supreme bodywork new in 1976.

comments (10)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 17 Apr 2018, 00:11
A fine image.

The Titans are gorgeous vehicles.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray. I love seeing these really old buses, takes me back to my younger days.
Remember when these coaches were called chara bancs, Brian...? And a double decker of course.
Brian Walbey: I've got a couple of old photos from probably the 20's. of family members sitting in a charabanc ready to go out for the day on the local pub outing to the coast.
I bet those are fun to ride around in!
Brian Walbey: I would like a ride in the double decker bus but the coaches are really a less luxurious version of what we use today.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 17 Apr 2018, 06:58
I remember Home Ales, Nottingham's finest..
Brian Walbey: Not a beverage I came across in my youth, it was mainly Watneys and Flowers round my way.
I remember Home Ales too and I can remember all these buses too!!
Brian Walbey: Not a beverage I came across in my youth, it was mainly Watneys and Flowers round my way.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 17 Apr 2018, 08:31
These are lovely specimens Brian, good to see.
Brian Walbey: They have quite a few more old buses and coaches, mainly under cover.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Apr 2018, 13:04
It looks a fascinating place.
Brian Walbey: It is Anne, trains, buses and coaches, and a large narrow gauge railway plus of course the steam hauled trains running south to the edge of Loughborough.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk : where the sun rises first in England
  • 17 Apr 2018, 13:11
Good stuff Brian ..and yes it was Carlton Colville
Brian Walbey: Thanks and thanks Richard, this place is quite similar as Carlton where the buses part is concerned.
I've always dreamed of taking a ride on one of these buses on the raised floor.
Brian Walbey: We still have what we call 'double-decker' buses running all over the country, and of course London is famous for its big red buses. From the top floor it is surprising how much more one can see, even in places that one feels familiar with.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Apr 2018, 20:15
The Plaxton bodywork is quite distinctive - well, to bus "anoraks" at least smile The basis wonderful - just the sort to hop and and off between stops smile
Brian Walbey: I love seeing these old buses, an uncle of mine, long departed sadly, used to drive the bus between Royston, where I grew up, and Cambridge on the 108 service, for most of his working life.

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