Hampshire Bristol RE Running Day

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Hampshire Bus Preservation (Rayner family) organised a mini Bristol RE Running Day in Winchester at the end of the season. The event was held on 4 November and paid tribute to this successful and popular model.

The REs in service had spent their main careers with Hants & Dorset, Southern Vectis, Provincial, Brighton & Hove (Southdown) and Ulsterbus, and a particularly pleasing aspect of the event was the high standard of driving and gear changing, which was clearly delighting participants on what was a very musical and charismatic model.

Hants and Dorset dual-purpose RELL6G 1651 (XLJ726K) and Southern Vectis RESL6G 810 (HDL25E) with the older style of service bus body are pictured at Alresford on the last trip of the evening. IAN MANNING