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  DIDCOT RAILWAY CENTRE TRANSPORT RALLY – 05 JUNE 2016  
     
  Event Details  
     
  An illustrated write-up of the event can be seen on the Blog

TV&GWOT supported the Didcot Railway Centre in organising their second Transport Rally on the first Sunday in June. TV&GWOT co-ordinated bus and coach entries and organised vintage bus services on former Great Western Railway Road Motors routes from Didcot. Bus and coach entrants were given two complimentary tickets for entrance to the Railway Centre.

We ran services on the following routes:

Didcot – Wantage via Harwell, East Hendred and Ardington

Didcot – Wallingford via Brightwell

Didcot – Blewbury via East Hagbourne

All buses called at Didcot Parkway station on both outbound and inbound services where passengers could join or leave the bus and gain access to the Railway Centre through the station building. Additional frequent services ran between the rally site and Didcot Parkway station.

As well as the buses there were a steam road roller, vintage cars and commercial vehicles, together with miniature railway rides and trade stands.  There was a vintage plane fly past during the afternoon. Admission to the Rally included access to Didcot Railway Centre, for train rides, and shops and the refreshment room for souvenirs and sustenance.

Programmes

An illustrated programme giving a brief history of the vehicles entered and service timetables is now available. It can be purchased:

BY POST for £4.50 including first class p&p by either:

   -  Sending a cheque payable to ‘TV&GWOT’ to Ledger Farm, Forest Green Road, Fifield, Maidenhead SL6 2NR, or

   -     Paying by Paypal (including any postal / delivery instructions in the notes)

Vehicles booked

 

Reg

Date

Company

Chassis

Body

Double Decks

 

DBL154

1946

Thames Valley

Bristol K6A

ECW

 

JOJ489

1950

Birmingham City Transport

Crossley DD42/6

Crossley

  JRX823 1955 Thames Valley Bristol KSW6B ECW
  OCY955 1957 United Welsh Bristol LD Lodekka ECW

 

UMR112

1960

Swindon Corporation

Daimler CVD6

Weymann Orion

 

DSL540

1962

London Transport

AEC Routemaster

Park Royal

 

859DYE

1964

London Transport

AEC Routemaster

Park Royal

 

GRX140D

1966

Thames Valley

Bristol FLF 6G

ECW – DD bus

 

NUD105L

1973

Oxford, South Midlands

Bristol VRT

ECW

 

SFJ106R

1977

Western National

Bristol VR

ECW

 

UMR199T

1978

Thamesdown Transport

Daimler Fleetline

ECW

  JMV976W

1981

Southdown Bristol VR ECW

Saloons

 

MO9324

1927

Thames Valley

Tilling Stevens B9 Express

Brush

 

DOD518

1939

Western National

Bristol L5G

Beadle

 

EVC244

1940

Coventry Transport

Daimler COG5

Park Royal

 

CFN104

1947

East Kent

Leyland Tiger PS1

Park Royal

 

HOT339

1948

Tanners

Bedford OB

Duple

  NJO703 1949 City of Oxford AEC Regal III Willowbrook

 

FMO938

1950

Thames Valley

Bristol LL6B

ECW

 

BEP882

1951

Mid Wales Motorways

Bedford OB

Duple

 

SHN301

1952

Scotts Greys

AEC Regal IV

Burlingham Seagull

 

OTT98

1953

Royal Blue

Bristol LS-6G

ECW

 

129DPT

1959

Howes of Spennymoor

AEC Reliance

Plaxton Panorama

 

5056HA

1962

Midland Red

BMMO / S15

BMMO

 

PCW957

1963

Burnley, Colne & Nelson

Leyland Tiger Cub

East Lancs

 

OAX9F

1968

Red&White

Bristol RELH-6L

ECW

  RAH681F

1968

Eastern Counties Bristol RELL ECW

 

AFM103G

1969

Crosville

Bristol RELH-6G

ECW

 

GNU568N

1974

Trent

Leyland National

integral

 

NPJ472R

1976

Alder Valley

Leyland National

integral

 

POI2190

1977

Belfast

Bristol RELL

Alexander

 

HEK962

1961

Butterfield Tours

AEC Reliance

Plaxton Panorama

All vehicles subject to availability

Entry Form

Entry is now closed

Location

The event was centred on Didcot Railway Centre with the rally site on the nearby Didcot Foxhall Road APCOA car park (OX11 7HJ).  A shuttle bus with 10 minute frequency connected the sties.

 

 
 

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