You may have noticed a lack of blog posts lately. Life has been rather hectic and not just because of my bus driving job with my local steam railway. My Dad has been poorly with cancer for many months and last week he finally passed away.
This photo was taken earlier this year when we had a ‘boys’ day out’. Four generations of transport lovers! Our final trip of the day was on the Seaton Tramway which is a wonderful journey down memory lane, although Dad was the only one who would have remembered trams in everyday service!
He was the one who hoisted me into the driver’s seat of a Wilts & Dorset Bristol Lodekka when I was only 3 or 4 years old. That’s when my interest in buses began. Sadly I was not able to take him for a ride I’d planned for him in a Bath Services Bristol KSW, a bus he would have seen passing his front door in Salisbury. However, I am glad that I was able to take him (and all my family) out for a day on a Hants & Dorset FLF last year.
I have several new posts lined up for your delight. The trouble is, they’re all in my head at the moment – I just haven’t had time to put finger to keyboard. I hope you can wait a little longer…