Monthly Archives: September 2016

Showbus 2016 and Barton Fleet Review

Sunday 25th September saw Showbus at Donington Park for the first time. Also included in the event was the Barton fleet review which saw several of our Barton vehicles along with other visiting Bartons line up at Chilwell Depot with all of the Barton family owned buses. One particular bus which has only just appeared on the road for the first time in many years was number 467 JNN 384 a Leyland Titan PD1 with Duple bodywork from 1947.



The Barton lineup at Chilwell Depot.



The Barton lineup at Showbus.

End Of Season Rally

On Sunday 9th October we will be having our end of season rally and invite any bus owners to visit with their vehicle (no need to book and no entry fee).

We also hope to have vintage buses running to local picturesque destinations and entrance is completely FREE. Remember, you can now access us direct from Nottingham with the Nottingham City Transport 10C service.

Last Barton vehicle goes into preservation

The vehicle recently secured for preservation is ex Barton 648 E648 DAU, a DAF MB230 with Plaxton Paramount coachwork. New in 1988, NABS located and secured the vehicle for fellow preservationist Simon Barton in whose care the vehicle now is.
It was with Copelands at Stoke on Trent and still retains their colours.

There will be many months of restoration ahead by the NABS team but it will be worth it as 648 is the very last vehicle purchased by Barton before absorption into the Trent fleet.

Last Barton

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