Quantock Running Days 2009

27-08-2012

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Quantock Motor Services have heritage bus Running Days over the May Bank Holiday weekend, this years was 2 & 3 May, these photos were taken on the Saturday.  They were operating free services from Minehead to Watchet, Timberscombe and Porlock.

Barton AEC Regent V 851 FNN

Barton AEC Regent V 851 FNN

Ex Barton 1960 AEC Regent V 851FHH which has unusual full front bodywork. It is seen waiting at the terminus they were using in Porlock.

 

Barton AEC Regent V 851FNN

Barton AEC Regent V 851FNN

Two more views of 851FNN leaving Porlock.

 

Ribble Leyland Titan "White Lady"

Ex Ribble 1248/DCK219 a Leyland Titan PD2 with East Lancs coach standard double deck bodywork, they were known as "White Ladies" and were used on express services in Lancashire.

 

Ribble Leyland Titan white lady

Another view of DCK219 this time from the top deck of a following bus taken as the White Lady was passing a vintage wedding car.

 

H&D Bristol FLF DEL893C

H&D Bristol FLF DEL893C

Two views of ex Hants & Dorset Bristol FLF/ECW DEL893C on the stands outside Minehead station.

 

Bristol FLF out on the road

Bristol FLF on the road

Two shots of the FLF on the road between Porlock and Minehead.

 

 

H&D Bristol FLF at Porlock

Another view of the Bristol this time arriving at Porlock from where I had a very enjoyable ride back to Minehead on it.

 

Ipswich AEC Regent V DPV65D

Ipswich AEC Regent V

Ex Ipswich Corporation AEC Regent V on the stands at Minehead, I had a pleasant trip to Porlock on this one.

 

 

Crossley 42/7 EVD406

A rarity, a Crossley 42/7 with Roe bodywork, this is EVD406 which was new to Baxter's of Airdrie and then Joseph Wood of Mirfield who fitted this body.

 

Crossley EVD406 on the road

The Crossley out on the road between Porlock and Minehead.

 

 

LT Utility Daimler CCX777

This ex London Transport WWII Utility Daimler CCX777 was doing town tours, didn't have time for a ride unfortunately.

 

East Kent Leyland Tiger JG9938

JG9938 is a 1937 Leyland Tiger TS8 with a 32 seat Park Royal body new to East Kent and is seen here loading at the stop by the railway station.

 

East Kent Leyland Tiger on the road

Another shot of the Tiger this time out on the road between Minehead and Porlock.

 

East Kent Leyland Tiger on the road

A second meeting with the old girl, this time in the centre of Minehead.

 

Crosville Bristol L5G KFM893

Ex Crosville Bristol K5G/ECW KFM893 waiting to work out to Timberscombe - I would have liked to have ridden on it but a cup of coffee seemed more important at the time.

 

Morecombe & Heysham AEC Regent III

KTF594 is an AEC Regent III with an open top Park Royal body and was new to Morecombe & Heysham Corporation in 1949.

 

Crosville Leyland Tiger PS1 LFM302

Another ex Crosville single decker is LFM302, a 1950 Leyland Tiger PS1 with Weyman bodywork, which is seen waiting to leave Minehead for Watchet.

 

Crosville Leyland Tiger at Watchet

At the other end of the journey LFM waits time before returning to Minehead via the coast road.

 

 

Crosville Leyland Tiger on the road

A last look at the Tiger on the outskirts of Minehead as it was returning from Porlock.

 

 

Barton double deck Leyland Tiger PS1

This Leyland Tiger PS1, WAL782 from the 40s, was fitted with a double deck Willowbrook body in 1957 - I think Barton's fleet must have had more "oddities" than ordinary vehicles!

 

Barton Leyland PS1 on the road

A last shot from another bus as WAL782 runs into Minehead from Porlock.

 

 

Barton Leyland Tiger at Porlock

WAL782 arriving at Porlock giving a car driver some reversing practise in the process.

 

 

WAL782 leaving Porlock

A last photo of the day sees WAL782 pulling out of the terminus at Porlock on its way back to Minehead - I followed on the FLF!

 

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