Wythall variety

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The events season kicked off in style in the West Midlands, reports Nick Larkin

Double-deckers from the 2000s back to the 1930s carried passengers during Transport Museum Wythall’s season-opening running days. The events, on Easter Sunday and Monday, were attended by 830 people.

Visiting vehicles as well as those from the museum’s own collection were displayed and operated.

The low floor duo of Alexander-bodied Dennis Trident 4321 and Optare Spectra 4001 provided step-free accessibility for visitors on car park shuttle duties. Museum vehicles in action also included KHW 306E, a 1967 new to Cheltenham District Bristol RE, spectacular 1931 Birmingham City Transport AEC Regent OV 4486 and GHA 337, a 1940 Midland Red SOS SON 2418, registration GHA 337, which were joined by Kevin Hill’s West Midlands PTE Metro-Cammell-bodied Bristol VR 4413, registration NOB 413N.


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