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Autumn 2019 Report

News from our workshop

The Bedford CALZ mini bus BHO 543C is now fully restored. A suitable set of seats has been installed and everything completed.  A full repaint into King Alfred coach livery of eau-de-nil and dark green has been carried out and it is expected the vehicle will feature at our participation in Heritage Open Days on 14th September 2019.

Image: The front of the Bedford CA

A major job recently was getting the Leyland Atlantean HOR 592E back on the road after losing the nearside upper deck front window, which broke unexpectedly whilst the vehicle was parked. Curved glazing of this size has to be manufactured specially as there is no longer any available from stock.  We were eventually able to find a supplier and the new glass is now installed and the vehicle back in use.

Image: The new glass for the top deck

The programme of MoTs continues, with the aim that all usable vehicles will be ready for the next main Running Day on 3rd May 2020.