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Rotherham Bus Restored to Former Glory

Following our recent article covering South Yorkshire Transport Museum, bus devotee David Taylor has given us an insight into bus restoration.

He has painstakingly restored a Daimler CVG6 into Rotherham colours of blue and cream.

Thanks mainly to Dave's efforts Rotherham Bus No.69 (KEF 220) is now back to it's origInal condition - indeed a gem of a 1950s municipal double-decker.

Rotherham Bus No.69


No 69 under the trolley bus wires as it rounds the corner outside The Bridge Inn before crossing Chantry Bridge



Rotherham colours a subtle shade of blue plus of course deep cream are once again seen in the town as No 220 is caught crossing Chantry Bridge on 10 September 2006. Pictured by Philip Lamb.

Rotherham Bus No.69

David Taylor, actively encouraged by his wife Michelle became aware the bus's plight as it lay in a dilapidated state. It was set to be scrapped unless someone took steps to take on the renovation tasks. Dave, originally a builder, had previously been involved in vehicle restoration but on a much smaller scale.

This labour of love began from the chassis upwards and the result is now on show at South Yorkshire Transport Museum close to ASDA in Rotherham.

Restoration of Rotherham Bus No.69 Restoration of Rotherham Bus No.69

South Yorkshire Transport is at Waddington Way, Rotherham S65 3SH (Close to the Mushroom roundabout, on the road to Parkgate from ASDA and Gala Bingo)
Phone: 0114 255 3010 or visit the Website

1 March 2010


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