Commercial vehicle run #1

Last Sunday, Maxine was isolating with covid, and I was also keeping out of the public eye. (Maxine is well on the mend, and surprisingly, I didn’t test positive).  I’d heard from Allan that the London to Brighton Commercial Vehicle Rally was on, so I spend a couple of hours just up the road from home watching them go by.

I got there shortly before 8am, and caught the first vehicles to go past – except the heavy traction engines that had set off from Crystal Palace at 5am, and probably passed Earlswood by 6.)  I stayed a couple of hours.  The pictures show a lovely sunny morning.  What they don’t show is the fact that it was rather cold – there was a bitter north wind blowing straight down the A23!

This first batch of photos shows buses and some of the many trucks that passed by.  I haven’t tried to identify everything, but of note are the beautiful London Transport Inter-Station Cub, the Southern Vectis (Isle of Wight) open-topper, and the first London Transport Daimler Fleetline DMS1.





And the one steam powered vehicle that I saw…..


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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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1 Response to Commercial vehicle run #1

  1. Mark says:

    Wow, what a wonderful event!


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