After many months of being out of action 507 is back on the road. Come and see it lined up with 509 and 580 at our running day event on the 17th July.
Work is continuing steadily on 248 and the upper deck repainting has almost been completed.
On Saturday 7th May 854 attended the opening of the new bus station at Leicester Haymarket. Along with other buses from the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust, 854 ran trips to Abbey Pumping Station Museum.
After three months of hard work with a combined effort by the team, 666 is finished.
Last Saturday saw a visit by Barton 1235 with a group of bus enthusiasts so we decided to take them for a ride to Rushcliffe Halt on two of our Barton vehicles 966 and 1286.
Nottingham 666 which was nearly lost in the fire which destroyed several buses in 2007 is overdue for a repaint.Work has commenced repainting the bus in its former NCT livery which had a green roof. The front end has been removed to replace rotten metal and also cure a leaking windscreen.
We have recently obtained planning permission to erect a second building to house our collection of buses.This will enable all of our vehicles to be under cover and also to extend the museum and allow us to show more of our memorabilia.The framework for the building recently arrived at Ruddington and it is hoped that construction will commence later in the year.See photos below of the framework arriving.
We have been so busy working on the buses there has been no time for news updates.Here is what we have been up to.
Felix SB has had its panels refitted and repainting is almost complete.We hope to soon be working on the interior.
Leicester 248 is in the process of being repainted inside.Work has begun on rewiring the lights and bell push on the upper deck.The front destination blind box and surround has been rebuilt and destination blinds fitted.
Barton 1146 has had mechanical repairs together with a complete repaint and is nearly ready for new transfers.
Midland General 296 has had new airbags fitted and is now ready for this year’s rally season.
A fantastic evening at Abbey Pumping Station.