CLOSED 20th/21st May ... reopen on 22nd May

T357 at Redhill Road [Ian Jackson]
  • Built at AEC in 1931 and fitted with a London Lorries coach body.
  • Rebodied in 1935 by Weymann's of Addlestone.
  • Converted to run on gas (1942-44) produced by an anthracite burner towed behind the bus
  • Ran in this form on local routes serving the Vickers Aircraft factory at Brooklands
  • Sold in 1944 for service in Germany by the Allied Control Commission
  • Found in France after being used as a mobile home
  • Rescued by the Trust and repatriated to the Cobham Bus Museum

This bus has a particular connection both to the Weybridge area and to the London Bus Museum as you will learn from its complete history here.

T357 is structurally sound and mostly complete but it will still need a considerable amount of work to restore it and the Museum's workshop and volunteers are fully-occupied in other restoration work and in maintaining our operational fleet. So, the decision has been taken to use outside specialists to perform much of the work.  £175,000 needs to be raised to restore the bus and its trailer to the condition in which it ran in the Weybridge area during the War.

T357 at Redhill Road
T357 nearside
T357 cab interior
 

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