The London Bus Page In Exile

Wednesday 19 September 2007

Showbus 2007, part 1

Filed under: Historical, Special Events — londonbuspageinexile @ 5:58 pm

Preserved WMPTE MCW Metrobus 6832 (SDA 832S) at Showbus, 16 September 2007 A superb day – wall-to-wall sunshine (sufficient to cause sunburn!), not a hint of rain and perhaps a few buses less this year, making it easier to photograph throughout the enormous expanse of Duxford.

This is West Midlands PTE MCW Metrobus 6832 (SDA 832S), forerunner of the second-biggest fleet of Metrobuses outside London Transport. It’s been restored to the original livery, based loosely on Birmingham City’s colours, but unfortunately, due to the lack of imagination in legislation, the registration number characters are incorrect.

More Showbus a little later.



  1. Yes, a great day out it was Matt. Bit pricey to get in now though [for those of us that missed the bus!].
    Anyway, brought sarnies and flask which helped sustain me!
    No continental contingent this year. The sale stall in the EFE tent was mental, like a rugby scrum! I didn’t bother in the end.

    Comment by bill — Wednesday 19 September 2007 @ 9:12 pm

  2. A lovely day, as Matt stated.

    Took my bus there on a rare outing, left the doors off for a change to blow the cobwebs out.

    Rows and rows of RMs in various states of preservation reminded me of the time when there were rows and rows of RTs and RFs at the same event!(I later jumped in my time machine and go back 20 years to have another look 🙂 )

    Wonder what happened to them all…

    Lots of new stuff around as well, let’s hope the old will always out number the new at this event.

    Comment by pvc — Thursday 20 September 2007 @ 11:55 am

  3. Which is yours? I might have photographed it. Let me know and I’ll post it if I have it.

    Comment by londonbuspageinexile — Thursday 20 September 2007 @ 5:38 pm

  4. Splendid view of the two East Yorkshire Volvo’s, Matt.
    Indeed, their livery is a credit to the operator – not quite as good as midnight blue and primrose, but it’ll do.
    It’s always a pleasure to visit the East Riding and still find double deckers in remote country lanes. Well worth a visit to anyone browsing….

    Comment by John of Harrogate — Wednesday 26 September 2007 @ 9:37 pm

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