PRESERVED BUSES & COACHES

REG CDL 899
MAKE BRISTOL
MODEL K5G
YEAR 1939
BODY Eastern Coachworks, Lowestoft
OWNER Southern Vectis
HISTORY

This bus was built in 1939, and is the longest-serving bus in the country to still be working with its original owner after more than 70 years.  Originally a highbridge double decker, she was used mainly on the Ryde - Newport - Cowes services.  The body was converted to open top during the winter of 1958/59 for seasonal operation in the Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor area.  For many years she was the regular bus on service 44 between Sandown Zoo and Shanklin Esplanade.

 

 

 

Above photo taken at: Warminster Annual Bus Running Day
Taken on: 9th October 2011

 

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Photographs Mike Smith 2011
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