11/4/10 – Wisley

Wisley
Cobham Bus Museum Spring Gathering
11/4/10

The annual Spring Gathering of the Cobham Bus Museum was held at Wisley airfield this year, a spacious but rather windswept location (as airfields tend to be!). But it gave good opportunity for well-spaced vehicle parking giving good photographic opportunities.

The theme of the event was 80 years of Green Line operations and many vehicles (including ours) took the opportunity to display destination blinds for Green Line services.

RML2440 (JJD 440D) of 1966 displayed blinds for Green Line route 718.
Photo: J Hinson

XF3 (CUV 53C), a 1965 London Transport Daimler Fleetline with Park Royal bodywork new in 1963, was dressed for Green Line route 709.
Photo: J Hinson

Given the anniversary being celebrated, it seemed a good time to dust off a roll of Palmers Green Green Line emergency blinds and fit them to our RT1784.
Photo: J Hinson

London Transport AEC Merlin/MCW MB90 (SMM 90F), new in 1968, was (in contrast to so many others) dressed at itself!
Photo: J Hinson

Midland Red (BMMO) 4780 is a home-built BMMO C5 coach built for motorway operations – this type was known to easily acheive 100mph but got through tyres at an astonishing rate.
Photo: J Hinson

Western National Bristol H4B 127 (FJ 8967) was new in 1933 but received a new Bristol body in 1942.
Photo: J Hinson

Blackpool 7 (FV 9044) is a 1937 Leyland Tiger TS7 with Burlingham bodywork that was converted to an engineer’s car during its life and has been preserved in that form.
Photo: J Hinson

This 1961 Bedford CA crew bus looked at home with the BOAC transfer coach alongside.
Photo: J Hinson