Tuesday 19 April 2022

Cumbria Classic Vehicle Rally Easter 2022

After a gap of two years due to Covid, the Kirkby Stephen & Brough Rally took place over the Easter weekend. Following the regular format of Free Bus Services operating between Brough, Kirkby Stephen and Kirkby Stephen Station on the Settle to Carlisle Line, the bus service was extended this year to the Fat Lamb Inn a few miles beyond the station. The Fat Lamb is owned by a classic car owner and enthusiast and is regularly used as a basis for numerous classic car rallies.

Roy Yallop sent us a selection of photos taken at the event, which are shown below. 

 Leyland PD2/1 with Park Royal bodywork. Originally London Transport RTL326, now in Barton livery

LJX 198 is an AEC Regent V 2D3RA with Weymann bodywork, new in 1959 as Hebble 307

A locally based vehicle is CWG 286 a 1949 Leyland PS1 with Alexander bodywork

XUS 575S is a Leyland Atlantean AN68A/1R with Alexander AL-type panoramic-windowed H45/33F bodywork. It was new as Greater Glasgow PTE, LA1204 in October 1977. It is now preserved in the later Strathclyde's Buses livery 

Volvo B10M, Alexander PS (DP48F) Originally new to Stagecoach, Rugby May 1995, later transferred to Stagecoach, Northampton in February 2007

CUL 122V Leyland Titan TNLXB2RRSp with Park Royal bodywork. New to London Transport as T122 in 1979. Purchased by Merseybus in 1994 and numbered 2122. Converted to single door by Merseybus at the Edge Lane depot.

Taking a break is Bristol RELH6G/ECW C47F AFM 106G, new to Crosville in March 1969 as fleet number CRG106 for express services.

A variation to the normal format was the extension of the bus service to the Fat Lamb Inn.
Above is KFF 586P a 1976 AEC Reliance with Plaxton Supreme C53F body.

Below is CAS 519W is a Leyland Leopard PSU3G/4R with Alexander Y-type long-bay C49F body. It was new to Highland Omnibuses in May 1981,
It passed to Midland Scottish as MPE430 in 1985 with the Oban operations, then continuing service with Oban & District and later West Coast Motors. It is now preserved in its original livery

Many thanks to Roy for his Photos, more photos from this event will be shown in due course.

If you have photos of a 2022 transport event please feel free to send them to focustransport2011@gmail.com