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Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Bank Hol - Day One

Had my Dad down from Yorkshire for 4 days over the Bank Holiday, so we had to keep him entertained with a bit of a transport festival, we visited both air, land, and sea transport related places over the weekend, even subjecting him to open top motoring in the seven to get there.
The first place we visited was the East Anglia Transport Museum at Carlton Colville near Lowestoft, bringing back very distant memories for me of trolley buses in the Bradford/Leeds area and for him memories of trams which where gone before I was born.

Trams and Trolley bus.
Maidstone Trolley Bus

Blackpool Tram
Narrow Gauge Lister Diesel Engine

Early Electric Car, Enfield Automotive Company, built 1975, max speed 35mph, one of a hundred produced on the Isle of White.

The museum is quite interesting, very cheap entry, and with unlimited rides on the trams, buses, and railway would suit family groups.

Following this we took a trip into Lowestoft, we had the usual sea side mussels and prawns on the seafront, then watched some shipping supplying the many tankers moored off the Suffolk Coast, apparently these are avoiding port fees and taxes by transhipping oil into smaller coastal tankers, surely an environmental disaster in the making if a hose was to break or collision occur, I counted around 18 tankers. We then visited Oulton Broad on the way back.

Supply Vessel at Lowestoft, 3 tankers at anchor in background.

Oulton Broad Lock

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