Oxford Bus Museum Running Day 1 January 2029.

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TimBrown
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Oxford Bus Museum Running Day 1 January 2029.

Post by TimBrown » 18:45 Tuesday 1st January 2019

I took the train to Hanborough today and had a few hours at The Oxford Bus Museum and enjoyed their New Year's Day Vintage Running Day. Here are some photos;
NJO 703 an AEC Regal III with Willowbrook DP32F bodywork new 05/49 to City of Oxford as 703.
01 January 2019 Hanborough 039.JPG
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PWL 413 an AEC Regent III with Weymann lowbridge L27/26R bodywork new to City of Oxford as L166. In the second shot it is seen in the company of PNM 757M a Bedford YRQ with Plaxton C45F coachwork new 03/74 to Eayrs, Goldington.
01 January 2019 Hanborough 021.JPG
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956 AJO an AEC Regent V with Park Royal H33/26R bodywork new 04/57 to City of Oxford as 956.
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756 KFC an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Park Royal B44F bodywork new 10/60 to City of Oxford as 756 is seen alongside EUD 256K an AEC Reliance 6MU4R with Plaxton 'Derwent' B47F bodywork new 03/72 to Chiltern Queens, Woodcote.
01 January 2019 Hanborough 015.JPG
304 KFC a Dennis Loline with East Lancs H35/28F bodywork new 06/61 to City of Oxford as 304.
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477 CLT an AEC Routemaster with Park Royal H32/25RD new 10/62 to London Transport as RMC1477.
01 January 2019 Hanborough 038.JPG
GFM 882 a Bristol L6A with ECW B35F bodywork new 04/48 to Crosville as KB73.
01 January 2019 Hanborough 019.JPG
EHL 336 a Leyland PS2/13A with Roe C35F bodywork new 11/52 to West Riding as 725.
01 January 2019 Hanborough 008.JPG
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N525 AWB a Mercedes Benz 709D with Plaxton B23F bodywork new 10/95 to Dicksons Travel, Frimley Green, Camberley.
01 January 2019 Hanborough 022.JPG
BM 2856 a Commer (Commercial Cars, Luton) WP3 with Commer B15F bodywork new in 1913 to Lord Lonsdale for use on a large estate. Note the chain drive to be kept oily! This bus made a trip around the Museum site, so is fully mobile.
01 January 2019 Hanborough 007.JPG
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I may be wrong, but the chassis with ancient wheels and solid tyres may be a Daimler Y Type which was new in 1917 to City of Oxford Electric Tramways.
01 January 2019 Hanborough 014.JPG
OVS 908 is a beautifully restored 1937 Singer Super 9 four door saloon. It has an OHV 1 litre engine which gives a top speed of 60 MPH given a long level straight road. It also has hydraulic brakes.
01 January 2019 Hanborough 040.JPG

DD12
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Re: Oxford Bus Museum Running Day 1 January 2029.

Post by DD12 » 19:42 Tuesday 1st January 2019

Great selection and collection - Thanks Tim !

… and let me be the first to congratulate you on your time-travel adventure to a museum in 2029 !!

( "Party-On, Dudes" !! )

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Re: Oxford Bus Museum Running Day 1 January 2029.

Post by TimBrown » 05:50 Wednesday 2nd January 2019

DD12 wrote:
19:42 Tuesday 1st January 2019
Great selection and collection - Thanks Tim !

… and let me be the first to congratulate you on your time-travel adventure to a museum in 2029 !!

( "Party-On, Dudes" !! )
My Tardis is fully operational unlike keying-in skills :oops: !

Hope the Museum goes from strength to strength in the next ten years; there was a very good turnout helped by the unseasonably mild weather for New Year's Day 2019. The vintage buses giving free rides to Oxford Parkway, Witney and 'Mystery Tours' all seemed to be carrying full seated loads with quite a few young families amongst the hordes of older bus enthusiasts.

MattW
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Re: Oxford Bus Museum Running Day 1 January 2029.

Post by MattW » 18:27 Friday 4th January 2019

Excellent shots Tim. That little Singer is lovely - I've never driven a pre-war car and I ought to try somehow, although I bet it was in a minority at the time having full hydraulic braking.

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Re: Oxford Bus Museum Running Day 1 January 2029.

Post by AdamH » 18:46 Friday 4th January 2019

MattW wrote:
18:27 Friday 4th January 2019
...That little Singer is lovely...
I'd rather have a modern day Singer from California 😍

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Re: Oxford Bus Museum Running Day 1 January 2029.

Post by MattW » 20:06 Friday 4th January 2019

AdamH wrote:
18:46 Friday 4th January 2019
I'd rather have a modern day Singer from California 😍
I keep doing the lottery!

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