SK9135 : Bristol Lodekka passing Grantham Station

taken 6 years ago, near to Grantham, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Bristol Lodekka passing Grantham Station
Bristol Lodekka passing Grantham Station
LFW 326, a preserved 1955 Bristol Lodekka LD6B with an Eastern Coach Works H33/25RD body, passes Grantham Railway Station as it brings visitors to the Festival of Speed site.

The bus, formerly belonging to the Lincolnshire Road Car Company (fleet number 2318) is one of four preserved buses, belonging to the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society LinkExternal link , which were used to transport visitors between the park and ride car parks and the Festival of Speed site at Grantham Station.
Grantham Festival of Speed 2013
Over the weekend of 7th and 8th of September, The famous locomotive Mallard was the centrepiece of a free East Coast 'Festival of Speed' open 10am - 5pm each day at Grantham railway station.

The event formed part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of when the speed record was set just south of Grantham at Stoke Bank when the A4 Class steam locomotive hit 126mph on 3rd July, 1938 (Mallard75 LinkExternal link National Rail Museum).

The National Railway Museum reported, via its Facebook page, that the Grantham Festival of Speed attracted over 15,000 visitors over the weekend.

LinkExternal link Festival website
LinkExternal link BBC News Lincolnshire
LinkExternal link Grantham Journal

LinkExternal link Collection of photos (South Kesteven District Council Facebook page)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Saturday, 14 September, 2013
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Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport 
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WGS84: 52:54.4047N 0:38.5733W
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