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Ah I’m a 70s child but I grew up with 2 strong transport enthusiasts who used to treat me to rides on vintage buses, trams and trains, even the odd lorry. Such beautiful things and so much personality, nothing like you get these days.

My grandad drove trains up and down the Somerset and Dorset during the war so we used to get all the stories of what it was like to be driving a steam train in the pitch black, with fire curtains up, and German bombers flying overhead. Later he worked on the buses in and around Bristol, lots of 50s beauties. I still have a load of the photos of him at the wheel. Pretty sure it was a British Leyland bus he loved the most.