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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.
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.
Two more views of 851FNN leaving Porlock.
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.
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.
Two views of ex Hants & Dorset Bristol FLF/ECW DEL893C on the stands outside Minehead station.
Two shots of the FLF on the road between Porlock and Minehead.
Another view of the Bristol this time arriving at Porlock from where I had a very enjoyable ride back to Minehead on it.
Ex Ipswich Corporation AEC Regent V on the stands at Minehead, I had a pleasant trip to Porlock on this one.
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.
The Crossley out on the road between Porlock and Minehead.
This ex London Transport WWII Utility Daimler CCX777 was doing town tours, didn't have time for a ride unfortunately.
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.
Another shot of the Tiger this time out on the road between Minehead and Porlock.
A second meeting with the old girl, this time in the centre of Minehead.
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.
KTF594 is an AEC Regent III with an open top Park Royal body and was new to Morecombe & Heysham Corporation in 1949.
Another ex Crosville single decker is LFM302, a 1950 Leyland Tiger PS1 with Weyman bodywork, which is seen waiting to leave Minehead for Watchet.
At the other end of the journey LFM waits time before returning to Minehead via the coast road.
A last look at the Tiger on the outskirts of Minehead as it was returning from Porlock.
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!
A last shot from another bus as WAL782 runs into Minehead from Porlock.
WAL782 arriving at Porlock giving a car driver some reversing practise in the process.
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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