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The Leicester Transport Heritage Trust’s recent bus and railcar event was captured through the lens of talented photographer Emily Whitlam

We’re bringing you a specially extended Industry Heritage this week, featuring photography from the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust’s Bus Rally and Railcar Weekend event, held at Quorn station on the Great Central Railway over the weekend of 18 and 19 May. We’ll let the pictures do the talking.


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Among the more modern buses at the event was former Stagecoach H654 VVV, the last of five similar buses delivered in October 1990 in Stagecoach ‘stripes’ livery with United Counties fleetnames. After a spell in Northampton, the bus moved to Kettering then Bedford before being withdrawn in 2010. It was acquired by Mortons Coaches of Basingstoke and used on rail replacement and school services until 2016 when it was preserved and regained Stagecoach livery. It is now in the care of members of Northampton Transport Heritage. EMILY WHITLAM
A line-up of buses at the LTHT event, led by Leicester City Transport Bristol RELL6L TRY 122H, new in 1969. EMILY WHITLAM
Metro-Scania ARY 225K was new in mid-1972 as the last of two batches of the type delivered to Leicester City Transport, and was exhibited that year at the Commercial Motor Show, where much was made of its low noise levels. EMILY WHITLAM
East Lancs AEC Renown FJF 40D only had a 10-year life with original operator Leicester City Transport. EMILY WHITLAM
MFA 703G is a Daimler Fleetline and was new to Burton Corporation in 1969. EMILY WHITLAM