Ireland's Operating Bus Museum
These are a complete set of photos of the Bangor Bus Rally
held April 24th. 2004.
The Museum entrant was Citybus Bristol RE 2531.
THIS FILE IS IN TWO SECTIONS
This page has the first set of photos and when you finish it push
the button on top left to go to the remainder of the photos.
Francis organised the entire event and prepared 2531 to
immaculate condition. She drove faultlessly up and back,
a tribute to the way Translink kept their machines.
Mick Woods drove her and back and we are very grateful
for his assistance. Padraig and Michael also went.
The weather was perfect and it was a great day out.
2531 was delivered to Citybus in April 1982. She entered service
at Short Strand on February 1, 1984. It was an overall advertising
bus for ten years and carried four different adverts in this
period being two for the Youth Training Programme, one for Creations
Furniture and one for Ulsterbus Tours. It spent from April 1985 to
March 1986 in Derry. It was withdrawn from service in September 2003
and acquired by the museum on February 2004. It currently has its final
Citybus livery. It is B45F.
Left to right Mick Woods (driving), Francis Dempsey, Vehicles
Manager and Padraig Williamson, Chief Engineer.
Tea break on the border.
35 m.p.h. did nothing for traffic flow getting there.
On arrival she seemed perfectly at home with her
stablemates. She is No. 8 from the right.
Two of a kind. Paul Haughey's on the left.
2531 with another ex stablemate 2441.
Classic Alexander Bristol rear end.
Getting instructions for the tests.
Paul Haughey with his Bristol RELL6G 2589.
He has this machine in superb condition.
AEC Routemaster RM 2154 CUV 154C and East Lancs H36/28R Bodied
Stockport Corporation PD2/40 FDB331C
The PD 2 with her owners. Absolutely superb.
Frontal View of the PD2.
The Routemaster was immaculate.
Offside view of Routemaster.
Belfast Corporation Guy Arab III with Harkness B30F body.
Fleet No. 286 it was registered MZ 7384.
The Dublin Bus contribution - a Wright Volvo B7LA Bendibus AW 3.
00 D 65003 is one of 20 and has a Wright Fusion AB52D BODY.
C 176 (EZH 176)was turned out immaculately.This is a 1965 Leyland
Another view of Leopard C 176.
The oldest bus present 1942 Bedford OWB 783 with registration GZ 783.
Coach Seats! They leave an impression! These are original war fitting.
Bedford rear end.
Three ancients. Bedford OWB GZ 783, Leyland PS1 Tigers GZ 7628 and GZ 6106.
Rear view of GZ 6106.This is a former NIRTB/UTA 1947 delivery.
Hard to define!
Definitely the oldest vehicle present.
3 Wrights. Wright are fast becoming No. 1 in the U.K.
Wright Arriva Citybus Cadet B39F on a VDL SB120 chassis i.e. DAF.
Dash of Arriva.
Inside of the Arriva.
This Wright decker can only be described as stupendous.
This air conditioned machine is built for KMB in Kowloon, Hongkong.
It is a Volvo B10BLE with 80 seats and is 12 metres long.
Dash of the decker.
The downstairs is sumptuous.
Upstairs better than anything on the mainland.
A very interesting machine.
Webmaster had to be got in somewhere!
A wonderful day. Tea break on the way home.