AUG 00] MUSEUM
OF BRITISH ROAD TRANSPORT NEWS
Daimlers To Chug Together Again
will be an emotional reunion between two Coventry siblings this
weekend when two buses get back together for the first time in more
than 30 years.
from all over the country are expected to flock to the Aston Manor
Museum in Birmingham to get a glimpse of the rare sight.
of the buses, Fleet No 333 was the last rear entry bus in service in
Daimler was given to the Museum of British Road Transport in Hales
Street when it opened in 1980 and appeared at last year’s Heritage
Open Days weekend.
following lengthy restoration work in Birmingham, Fleet No 334 will
make its first public appearance for years to join its relation.
will form part of the display features buses from every decade from
the 1920s to the 1990s.
buses are generally hard to come by, and museum
spokeswoman Lucy Watkins said that it was very rare for buses with
consecutive numbers to be seen together.
are a lot of people who will be very excited to see this. We’ve
already has some people come to record the sound of the engine.”
Coventry bus will be driven to Birmingham by members of the Friends of
the Museum of British Road Transport.
event is being held to mark the centenary of the motorised bus in
Britain on Saturday from 11am.
A vintage bus will take people from
Birmingham City Centre to the Aston Manor Museum and also on to Aston
free service will run from bus stop HH in the city centre.
details about the event on 0121