London Bus Museum TransportFest 2014 report

27 October 2014
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Held on 19th October, TransportFest was a superb day out for bus enthusiasts. ...
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Thanks to bright sunny weather, over 1,800 visitors and stallholders were treated to a busy and interesting day. Among the attractions were a fine line up of 1920s London Buses, ranging from the 1922 Tillings Stevens petrol electric (hybrids are nothing new!) and S454, together with a Leyland Chocolate Express and a Dennis D142, both dating from 1924. Also included in the line up was the London Transport Museum’s B2737 making a welcome appearance in 1914-18 wartime “Ole Bill” livery.

Throughout the day there were regular trips using RT1 to Hampton Court and an Eastern Counties Bristol MW from the Ensign’s Heritage fleet provided excursions to Guildford. Visitors who wanted to stay on site could take a horse drawn bus trip and there were other family attractions included Punch and Judy shows and a 1920s Jazz band.

Launched at the event, as reported on Collectors Club of Great Britain last month, the LBM's exclusive Jotus model of CR47, the Leyland rear engine Cub, in London Transport Central Area red livery on route 213 to Sutton LT Garage, achieved good sales, with just a small number still available, together with the Jotus RM60 event model of FRM1. Both can be ordered from the Museum on-line shop ( together with a range of other items to suit the bus enthusiast.

If you missed this event, put dates for the LBM's 2015 events in your diary now:
- Spring Gathering 19th April, with an aviation theme and suitable model
- Seventies Summer 28th June
- TransportFest 18th October, with a '30s theme and a very special model currently under development.

Many thanks to Ian Jackson and Graham Jones for the photographs and Richard Jones for the report.

The stars of the event.

The new CR47 model from Jotus was launched and sold very well.

A horse drawn bus trip was just one of the attractions.

A section of the extensive buying area, which featured plenty of models and bus memorabilia to suit all budgets.

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