22/9/13 – Long Marston

Long Marston
Showbus Rally
22/9/13

In 2013, the annual Showbus event moved to Long Marston airfield – a capacious site but a little bleak for some. Being further from London there was less London representation vehicle-wise but this meant we saw a fine selection of provincial vehicles.

There were relatively few London buses on display – RT3902 (LLU 701) dating from 1950 was one of a couple of the RT type present.
Photo: J Hinson

Former London Transport RLH 32 (MXX 232) of 1952 was displayed in Samuel Ledgard livery although I’m not sure they ever operated this vehicle.
Photo: J Hinson

Sheffield Corporatiion 874A (7874 WJ) is an AEC Regent V with Alexander bodywork, new in 1960.
Photo: J Hinson

LMA284 is a Foden PVSC6 with Wadham bodywork new to Coppenhall Coaches of Sandbach in 1949.
Photo: J Hinson

OLG 855 is a 1951 Foden PVRF6 with Plaxton Venturer bodywork which was used by the Foden works band from new. It is fitted with a rear-mounted two-stroke engine.
Photo: J Hinson

Midland Red (BMMO) 5901 (MHA 901F), left, is a BMMO home-built product of 1968 whilst on the right is their 4031 (SHA 431), a 1953 proprietary Leyland Titan PD2/12 with Leyland’s own bodywork.
Photo: J Hinson

West Bromwich Corporation 156 (FEA 156) on the left is a 1952 Daimler CVG5 with Metro-Cammell bodywork whilst on the right is 174 (GEA 174), a 1952 Daimler CVG6 with Weymann bodywork.
Photo: J Hinson

Southdown Motor Services 1750 (750 DCD) is a Leyland L2 Leopard with Harrington bodywork new in 1963.
Photo: J Hinson

EX 6644 is a Crossley SD42/7 with Yeates bodywork new in 1950 to Haylett Coaches of Great Yarmouth but presented in the livery of Felix Coaches.
Photo: J Hinson

This is South Wales 1032 (NCY 626), an AEC Reliance with Weymann bodywork built in 1956.
Photo: J Hinson

Silver Star (Shergold & White) of Porton Down 26 (MMR 553) is a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with Harrington bodywork, new in 1955.
Photo: J Hinson