Showbus 2010

26 Sep

Not strictly tram related but an opportunity to spread news on the work of our group amongst sympathetic ears. I travelled with fellow members of the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust on the beautifully restored former LCT 1972 Metro-Scania No.225 belonging to Leicester Tram 31 Group Member, Michael Webster.

Michael's wonderful and now incredibly rare former LCT Metro-Scania pauses for a photo-stop at the services on the A14.

Travelling in convoy with us was the equally good looking former LCT No.301, a 1974 dual door Scania Metropolitan belonging to the LTHT chairman himself, Richard Worman.

Following us along the A14 was fellow LTHT members in the Scania Metropolitan No.301..

Sadly, I discovered why the nick name for Showbus is ‘Showerbus’! The rain came in not long after we arrived at Duxford’s Imperial War Museum site and to everyone’s disappointment it never stopped all day. I never took any pictures whilst there as the weather rather spoiled the chance for great photography. I did however meet lots of interesting people and even an ex-pat who now lives in America but had worked as an artist on the restoration of Leicester Museum’s Renown bus No.329 back in the 1970’s. He told me he still has fond memories of his work on the vehicle and one day we may need to call on his expertise for our own project! I also made a few purchases of Leicester Tram related items which will go towards our exhibition one day.

It was sad about the rain all day but certainly worth the visit just for the ride on 225 again!

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