Monday 5 November 2012

Our Favourites at Lincoln

We went to Lincoln yesterday for the LVVS Open Day. The November event goes from strength to strength and this year was no exception, with an array of interesting buses in service and crowds of people riding on the free bus services.
On the return journey we were chatting about our favourite vehicles and we decided to post pictures of them. So here are the favourites from the Focus team and other contributors. If you were at the Lincoln event and want to send us your favourite we will post them later in the week. Just send them to

 My favourite of the day was a ride on the 1929 Chevrolet LQ Coach, this American designed coach, predecessor of the famous Bedford, undertook daily tours during the summer season from Morecambe to the Lake District until the 1950's  DG
 Took the opportunity to have a 'country' run out on a true Lincolnshire bus in local territory. This was in the shape of Bristol MW/ECW number 2245, which provided me with happy memories of riding around Dorset and Somerset in the early 1960s when but a callow youth.  AW

I like the Delaine 62 plate Volvo B9TL because I like New buses.
The Delaine livery always looks good whether new or old   CS
 Here is my favourite bus (reminds my of going to my grandparents in Mansfield). MA
 My favourite was the Bristol L seen here next to the Northampton Utility.  KJ
 I can't say whether or not this Midland Red LD8, a 1953 PD2/12 was my favourite - the very old Leylands were something special too - but I certainly enjoyed getting the chance to travel on one at last. It's a far cry from the bus I first saw stored on open ground around 40 years ago. It looked very vulnerable at that time so to see it looking so splendid now was quite moving. It only made the one trip out during the day and it was nice to be on it among some good friends looking at the same posters on the coving panels that I used to see on the buses that took me to school.  SJ

We will be posting a full selection of pictures on FocusFlickr