Aycliffe and District Bus
Preservation Society

Vintage Bus Display and free bus service CANCELLED

Sunday, 23rd August, 2020
at Locomotion, Shildon, County Durham

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Vehicles on display or in use (on current information)
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yearmake and modelexhibitorhistory
1NHN 250K 1972Daimler Fleetline with Roe single-deck body.Paul Jackson of DarlingtonThe bus was new to Darlington Corporation and passed into preservation from them. It has been in preservation since 1994.
2KNV 337 1954Bristol KSW6B with Eastern Coachworks lowbridge double-deck bodyworkAire Valley Transport Group of TodmordenNew to United Counties in 1954 with rare staggered upper deck seating. In service until converted to a driver training vehicle. In 1972 it was sold to Graham Ledger from Northampton and then in 2013 to Roger Burdett. Now on long term loan to Greg Lawson who attends rallies with it.
3AHN 451B 1964Daimler CCG5 with Roe 61-seat highbridge double-deck body with open rear platform.Aycliffe and District Bus Preservation Society of Newton AycliffeNew to Darlington Corporation Transport and in service from 1964 until 1980. This vehicle is typical of a small number of vehicles produced by Daimler after the arranged marriage of Guy and Daimler under the Jaguar umbrella: it has a Guy drive-line with Gardner 5LW engine and constant mesh gearbox. The Corporation's preference for a small (7 litre) 5-cylinder engine was very unusual by that late date. The bus was purchased by ADBPS in 1980.
4GHN189 1942Bristol K5G with Eastern Coachworks 53-seat lowbridge double-deck body with open rear platform.Aycliffe and District Bus Preservation Society of Newton AycliffeThis is an example of a wartime unfrozen bus: after an embargo of bus production in 1942, it was built from stocked parts by permission of the Ministry of Supply. The first wartime body was replaced in 1954 by a 1949 one transferred from another chassis. The sunken side gangway upstairs results in the reduction of 12 inches (30 centimetres) in height, to pass under lower bridges. The bus was restored by 1988; it has recently had a new gearbox.
5NDL 769G 1969Bristol LHS6L with Marshall 35-seat single-deck bus body with front entrance.Aycliffe and District Bus Preservation Society of Newton AycliffeThis bus was new to Southern Vectis for service on the Isle of Wight. It was acquired by United in 1977 for use on experimental Flexibus services in the Ripon area. Then in 1981 it was used in Newton Aycliffe on the Newtonian 79 town service, before the Road Ranger minibus era. The Bristol LH is a light-weight high-framed chassis. It has a Leyland 0.400 engine, mounted horizontally underfloor, and a Turner five-speed synchromesh gearbox.
6LHN 860 1949Bristol L5G with Eastern Coachworks 35-seat single deck body.Aycliffe and District Bus Preservation Society of Newton AycliffeBought by United originally in rear-entrance format; converted to front-entrance format for one-person operation in 1960; out of service 1966. It has a five-speed gearbox and will cruise at about 45 mph. Purchased by Bellway for use transporting building staff. Into preservation in the 80's. Restored 1996
7304 GHN 1958Bristol LS6G with Eastern Coachworks 39-seat single-deck coach body.Aycliffe and District Bus Preservation Society of Newton AycliffeThe coach was originally part of United's prestigious extended tours' fleet, in 34-seat coach format, in which it worked from 1958 to 1961. It was subsequently reseated to 39 for shorter distance work until finally sold off in 1971. Restoration began in 2000 and was completed in 2012.
8JDC 599 1959Dennis Loline (Gardner 6LW engine) with Northern Counties double-deck body.500 Group of YarmThis bus was an exhibit at the Earls Court Motor Show when new. It was taken out of service in 1972 and sold to a Scottish operator. It was rescued from scrap and rebuilt to emerge on the rally scene in 1998. The Dennis Loline was a Bristol Lodekka built under licence to make the model available to operators who were not owned by the British Transport Commission. It has a drop-centre real axle to enable a lower height bus, in this case to facilitate services under a low railway bridge in Middlesbrough.