2014’s Event

2014’s Taunton vintage bus display / running day took place on Sunday 11 May 2014.

Many thanks to everyone who came to the 2014 event – much bigger and busier than 2013’s event – especially the vehicle owners who made it possible.

Our thanks particularly to

Quantock Heritage, Bishops Lydeard, for readily providing a large number of vehicles from their heritage collection.

The Buses of Somerset for their permission in making the bus station and catering facilities available to us.

The West Somerset Railway for their support and help with advertising.

Taunton Deane Borough Council and Taunton Town Centre Company for the use of Castle Green.

Buses that operated ‘in service’ were –

Bath Services 8089 (OHY 938), 1952 Bristol KSW6B / ECW
Blackburn 43 (ABV 43B), 1964 Leyland Titan PD2 / East Lancs
Bournemouth 44 (JLJ 401), 1949 Leyland Tiger PS2 / Burlingham
Brighton, Hove & District 91 (KPM 91E), 1967 Bristol FLF / ECW
Bristol Tramways 2355 (AHU 803), 1934 Bristol J / ECW
Bristol Tramways  8336 (UHY 384), 1950Bristol KSW6G / ECW
Burtons Coaches ACH 441, 1948 AEC Regal III / Windover
Crosville CRG 103 (AFM 103G), 1969 Bristol RE / ECW
Crosville TA5 (JFM 575), 1948 AEC Regal III / Strachans
Darlington Corporation 4 (304 VHN), 1964 Daimler CCG5 / Roe
Davey Coaches MRL 765, 1950 Austin K8 / Tiverton Coachworks
Devon General (Exeter Minibus) 1053 (M245 UTM), 1995 Mercedes 709D / Marshall
Huddersfield 178 (JVH 378), 1955 AEC Regent III / East Lancs
Ipswich 65 (DPV 65D), 1966 AEC Regent V / East Lancs
London Transport RTL 1163 (LYF 104), 1951 Leyland PD2 / Park Royal
London Transport RTW 29 (KGK 529), 1949 Leyland PD2 / Leyland
‘London Transport D130′ (CCX 777), 1945 Daimler CWA6 / Duple
Mid Devon Coaches (former Wenallt Coaches) OTG 44R, 1976 AEC Reliance / Duple
Royal Blue (Western National) 1420 (EDV 502D), 1966 Bristol MW / ECW
Southern National 1613 (LTA 772), 1952 Bristol LWL / ECW
Southern Vectis 863 (TDL 563K), 1971 Bristol RE / ECW
Stockport 65 (HJA 965E), 1967 Leyland Titan PD2 / East Lancs
Warrington Corporation 92 (KED 546F), 1968 Leyland Panther Cub/ East Lancs
Western National 1936 (VDV 753), 1957 Bristol LDL6G Lodekka / ECW (open top)
Western National 1969 (468 FTT), 1960 Bristol FLF6G Lodekka / ECW
Western National 2700 (HDV 626E), 1967 Bristol RELL / ECW
Wilts & Dorset 279 (EMW 284), 1949 Bristol L6B / Beadle
Wilts & Dorset 365 (HWV 294), 1952 Bristol KSW5G / ECW
Woods, Mirfield 20 (EVD 406), 1949 Crossley 42/7 / Roe
York Pullman 66 (JVY 516), 1954 AEC Regal III / Barnaby

There are a number of photo sets now on the web, including:

jeff.day48 on Flickr
N Gauge Fan on Flickr
Next Stop Please on Flickr
Old Bus Man on Flickr
P@ul’s Tr@nsport G@lleries on Flickr
Phil G (Focus Transport) on Flickr
Trifling Circle on Youtube – images and video of journey on 1945 Daimler
Western Stalwart on Flickr

(All images and videos remain copyright of their owners.)

If we have missed your collection and would like us to add a link (it’s difficult to link to individual photos rather than a set / album), please get in touch.  (Or if we have linked to your collection and would rather we didn’t.)

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