25/5/14 – Tilford

Tilford
Bus and Coach Rally

This event has taken place annually for many years at the Rural Life Centre, but this was our first visit. Access is by way of some pretty small lanes but it is a fascinating museum and a great place for a bus rally on a sunny day.

Line-up at Tilford, with our RF433 on the left, then East Kent Leyland Tiger TS8/Park Royal JG9938 of 1937, Epsom Coaches Bedford SB/Duple PPH 698 of 1951 and Blue Motors (Minehead) Leyland Cheetah LZ5/Harrington EYA 923 of 1939.
Photo: J Hinson

A closer look at the Blue Motors Leyland Cheetah LZ5 with Harrington body EYA 923 of 1939
Photo: J Hinson

This picture shows the Harrington “Dorsal Fin” on EYA 923 that was typical of their products of this era.
Photo: J Hinson

Southern Vectis 500 (MDK 954) is a Bristol LD6G Lodekka with ECW open-top bodywork.
Photo: J Hinson

Aldershot & District was well represented, left to right are: 1954 AEC Reliance 543 (MOR 581), rebodied by Metro-Cammell in 1967, 1962 Alexander-bodied Dennis Loline 462 (462 EOT) and 1958 East Lancs-bodied Dennis Loline 357 (SOU 465).
Photo: J Hinson

Aldershot & District Dennis Falcon 282 (POR 428) with Strachan body.
Photo: J Hinson