Latest News and Updates - Spring 2017

Added 1 June 2017

Out and About from the Museum

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left - The Society's Austin Gipsy, and Museum resident Northampton Corporation Daimler bus at Tesco, Wragby Road, Lincoln on Saturday 8 April - to publicise our Easter Transport Festival. Many thanks to Tesco for making this happen.

right - Northampton 129 'under the wires' at the Trolleybus Museum, Sandtoft, at an event on 28 May.

Fleet News

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Progress with Bristol K5G ONO 59 -

(above left) - new woodwork at top of staircase, 6 April 2017

(above right) - lower deck saloon - paintwork at 13 April 2017

(below left) - new upper deck interior panelling receiving coat of primer, 20 April 2017

(below right) - front end with new woodwork including destination box frame, 19 May 2017

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-(above left) - ONO 59 in the open, 21 May 2017 - upper deck panelling nearly ready for painting

(above right) - FHN 833 receiving attention and on show to visitors, 1 May 2017

(below left) - FHN 833 gets its first coat of gloss paint, 23 May 2017

(below right) - GLW 419 gets some attention to its brasswork from a group from South Lincoln Guides, 6 May 2017 (Many thanks!)

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Added 5 April 2017

Out and About from the Museum

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London's Victoria Coach station celebrated its 85th birthday over the weekend of 11-12 March 2017. Museum resident CVL 850D (Lincolnshire 1431) represented the many generations of coach that have linked Lincolnshire with London since the late 1920s to the present day.

left - an early start from the Museum was required! (photo courtesy T Deakin )

right - Departure for home (photo courtesy C Schofield)
Discover Lincolnshire Weekend We have been involved with the 'Discover Lincolnshire Weekend' in all its guises since its launch in 2004, offering a bus service connecting our Museum with some of the other attractions taking part.

This year, the event over the weekend of 18 / 19 March saw fine weather and plenty of passengers for our buses - RFE 416 (Lincoln 89) awaits departure time with a full load for Lincoln
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Two of our cars visited Pennells Garden Centre, South Hykeham, on 24 March to publicise the Society. JV 4936 (above), our 1936 Austin 16 'York' in position outside the main entrance.

Many thanks to all at Pennells for welcoming us and making this possible.

We will be out and about again at Tesco, Wragby Road, Lincoln on Saturday 8 April - do come and say hello!

Museum News

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top - Over the last few weeks, the skylights in the Museum have been replaced, and the Exhibition Hall is now quite a bit brighter as a result. Attention has also been given to some of the lights in the Museum.

above left - Some new display cabinets have recently been constructed - these also incorporate some much needed storage space.

above right - During the work, some vehicles had to be moved out, and a re-arrangement of vehicles has taken place now work has finished. TF 818, our 1930 Leyland Lion LT1 (Lancashire United 202) saw the light of day after several years in our workshop building, and received a thorough wash before moving in to the main building.

Fleet News

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above left - Guy Arab DFE 383 (Lincoln 23) is undergoing a long running repair to its manifold.

Bristol K5G ONO 59 has now received body-side straps / beading (above right), is having staircase repairs (bottom left) and various small parts including the bonnet side cover and destination box painted (below right)

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