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    Default Oxfordshire Bus Graveyard


    This was a permission visit with TBM, as these are housed on a very much active and lived-on farm.

    Tucked away in a corner of rural Oxfordshire is a huge shed full of buses in various states of repair. A couple are in the process of being restored, indeed one, a beautiful Bristol VR is almost fully restored. They've all been dry-stored under cover on the farm since about 2002 and going around here excited me more than I dared let on because I am a secret bus nerd - and I can remember travelling on the two Oxford Cityline buses housed here back in the 1990s so I had a massive trip down memory lane.

    Anyway, enough of my ramblings here are some photos.













    Almost fully restored























    This should give you an idea of how tight it was

















    Cheers for looking, more pics here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie4...7626707279618/
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    Some great photos there!

    Looking at them and seeing the word 'Omnibus' reminded me of singing a song in primary school about Omnibuses and getting lost in London
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    Love these old buses - Some look like they have seen better days, like that old 1980 Ford Minibus. Shame its in such a state. Great post. Thanks

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    excellent
    did you check any of the mileage?
    ill bets some of these have seen a million miles !!

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    It that over near Long Hanbrough
    May the shadow of Murphy never darken your door."
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    Cheers guys!

    Quote Originally Posted by MD View Post
    excellent
    did you check any of the mileage?
    ill bets some of these have seen a million miles !!
    Yeah! And you can see the mile tracker dooberry on the second Cityline bus (VJO 201X) states over 450,000 miles

    Quote Originally Posted by night crawler View Post
    It that over near Long Hanbrough
    Near, but not too close....it is an overflow/forgotten about stuff from the museum though
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    Hey nice one !!!!
    I'm hopefully having a ride in that VR next Sunday................all the way to Brizzle !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy5518 View Post
    Hey nice one !!!!
    I'm hopefully having a ride in that VR next Sunday................all the way to Brizzle !!
    Slow trip then

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    nice shopts and tread mate
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    When buses had ashtrays!! Not so long ago, great pics!! :)

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