Old South Shields buses
Two big yellow taxis
I’m a bit short of inspiration today, so I’ve delved into the archives to present these two old buses of the type that used to serve South Shields before the age of deregulation. I think they are Atlanteans (perhaps someone can confirm) and are shown in the livery of the old Tyne Wear Passenger Transport Executive. I pictured them at the Tyne Tees rally for vintage commercial vehicles in 2006 at the Bents Park in South Shields. The bus in the foreground is of an older vintage than the one in the background.
We have one or two buses left in the South Shields Busways depot in Dean Road still in the blue and cream livery of the South Shields Corporation, I don’t think I have a picture ofthem, so I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled!