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Eastern Counties SVF895G at Hunstanton
« on: July 03, 2019, 07:26:04 PM »
Former Eastern Counties Bristol RELH ECW C47F RE896 (SVF896G) seen at Hunstanton on Monday 1st July
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Re: Eastern Counties SVF895G at Hunstanton
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2019, 11:39:54 PM »
According to Rob Sly, this was the vehicle (SVF896G) which was used by Pullman in service.

I travelled on this coach once in Pullman service from Ely to Cambridge with my son and still have the (rather faded) tickets to prove it.

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Re: Eastern Counties SVF895G at Hunstanton
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2019, 09:09:48 AM »
Yes Cambridge Team Pullman was owned by John Swallow & Norman Dawes who also ran a local service (the 120 I think) between Cambridge and Kingston via the Eversdens & Barton. They also had another EC RE SAH851M (now derelict in Somerset) They sold 895 to Tony Gallagher of Cambridge and it stood in Youngs yard at Haddenham for some time  until sold to current owner Charles White for preservation. Charles initially had it restored at Bus Works, and more recently it had a repaint at Marden Commercials, Benfleet. A very nice coach and one that gets well used , It has recently been on a 500 mile trip to Morcambe and back. It will be back in Norfolk this coming Saturday at the NNR Rally at Holt & on Sunday in Suffolk at Carlton Colville for the Eastern Transport Collection 50th Anniversary Event

Pic (by David Beardmore) shows 896 needing some TLC  in Youngs Yard March 2008
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Re: Eastern Counties SVF895G at Hunstanton
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2019, 09:33:16 AM »
Coach Team Pullman's timetable
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Re: Eastern Counties SVF895G at Hunstanton
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2019, 09:35:45 AM »
The RE taking on fuel in Barton when in service.
Broom handle job!
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Re: Eastern Counties SVF895G at Hunstanton
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2019, 11:03:38 PM »
According to Rob Sly, this was the vehicle (SVF896G) which was used by Pullman in service.

I travelled on this coach once in Pullman service from Ely to Cambridge with my son and still have the (rather faded) tickets to prove it.

It's possible that I might have driven you that day as I was with Pullman for their first couple of months of operation. Driving this, SAH 851M and former East Kent Reliance LAH 878A (does anybody have a previous ID for this? Early 70s Plaxton rebody) on service was certainly a pleasure and a privilege.

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Re: Eastern Counties SVF895G at Hunstanton
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2019, 08:37:08 AM »
I dont recall Pullman having a Reliance LAH878A but they did have another ex Eastern Counties RE SAH851M. What is your name XF74?
(pic JW)

SAH851M was last known derelict in a yard near Westbury (pic John Hembry)

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Re: Eastern Counties SVF895G at Hunstanton
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2019, 09:26:40 AM »
I don't remember a Reliance, but they did have an old Plaxton bodied Bedford YRT new to barton
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Re: Eastern Counties SVF895G at Hunstanton
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2019, 12:41:46 PM »
I don't remember a Reliance, but they did have an old Plaxton bodied Bedford YRT new to barton
New as XRR 605M but reregistered to JIW 3890 before arriving at Pullmans
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Cambridge Team Pullman coaches
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2019, 02:16:46 PM »
Here is JIW3890 seen at Gt Shelford in 1995 in between schools, it was on hire that day to Andrews Coaches.

Pic JW
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Re: Eastern Counties SVF895G at Hunstanton
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2019, 09:04:44 PM »
The company had quite a few coaches over the years One such vehicle was this MCW Metroliner B341 LRA which was painted to promote the then new Tesco superstore in Cherry Hinton but photographed during a Premier Foods staff outing to Lego Land in Windsor
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Re: Eastern Counties SVF895G at Hunstanton
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2019, 09:12:40 PM »
MAB 250X Coach Team Pullman
The pink Panther seen at the Great Eversden bus stop
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Re: Eastern Counties SVF895G at Hunstanton
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2019, 02:06:40 PM »
The company had quite a few coaches over the years One such vehicle was this MCW Metroliner B341 LRA which was painted to promote the then new Tesco superstore in Cherry Hinton but photographed during a Premier Foods staff outing to Lego Land in Windsor

Pullman also had Scania NIL 5673 https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr-bg/5251230906/in/photolist-6XVDsi-rkX97D-W5Y9Dw-912VZU-297MB4p-2dcqv5o-23pwfbk-2b6wJ9A-ZZev1T-23w7BzD-sNRbNT