The FPE88 Galleries
Many of my better pictures of
FPE88 since June 2007 can be found in
J-Files - Rallies & Events, but we
don't just take our buses to vehicle rallies and this section exists to give you the
chance to see pictures of FPE88 from other locations. Enjoy!
Many of my better pictures of FPE88 since June 2007 can be found in J-Files - Rallies & Events, but we don't just take our buses to vehicle rallies and this section exists to give you the chance to see pictures of FPE88 from other locations. Enjoy!
Just For Fun?
acquired FPE88 we fitted new batteries & filters, and did other work to get it running
better the following weekend as a matter of urgency! So obviously the next step was a
Test Run To Largo.
Trip To Gifford
In the autumn of 2006, even without a rally to go to, we were keen to get out and about
with FPE88, and a friend offered to navigate us to a site at Gifford used by another
set of bus preservationists. Well it's difficult to refuse an offer like that, so
here are some pictures from our
Trip To Gifford.
Having Passed An MOT...
On 11th December 2006, we took FPE88 for it's annual MOT, which was due, and it passed!
However that was in the morning, so even in December we had some time to kill before
it got dark... See a few pictures of
FPE88 After Its 2006 MOT.
After the Bridgeton Open Day 2006 there were no
suitable events to take FPE88 to for many months, but we had no wish to park it up for the
winter in case something went wrong through lack of use. So we gave it a run most weekends,
and here are a few pictures from a couple of these trips where we showed off
Livery In Kirkcaldy!
Long Distance Again!
complete the bodywork restoration of FPE88 we needed a few spares we didn't have
available. However asking around pays dividends, provided you are prepared to go
and collect. So see a few pictures from FPE88s
Return To Bridgeton.
Back On The Road In Style!
the road for many months. MOT Expired. A newly replaced
No2 Piston that we hadn't been able to run in properly due to the expired MOT.
Could FPE88 overcome all that and get fully 'back on the road' in one go. Thankfully yes - see
the picture evidence from
MOT Day 2008.
The Only Alexanders (Fife) Bus Left In The Depot?
first glance, yes! For a reason I hope to document someday in the J-Files, we
visited the closed Kirkcaldy Bus Garage (with permission) several times during
2008, with sufficient tools and equipment to fill a bus boot! And on one of the
earliest visits, we naturally took the chance to pose FPE88 up for pictures. See
FPE88 At Kirkcaldy Garage.
What A Backdrop!
friend George had wanted to take FPE88 to North Queensferry to pose it up for a
few pictures for some time and with FPE88 back on the road, this was now
possible. So we took a day off and did just that. see the results in
(Almost) Under The Forth Bridge!
on the way to a rally with FPE88 & FRD187, we were passing
through St Andrews. I was following George, who is a driver at the Stagecoach
depot there, and he made a 'busmans detour' (for a good reason) to park outside
the bus station & garage area. So I got some pictures of
FPE88 & FRD187 Outside St
Andrews Bus Station.
Chassis Wash At Aberhill
Elsewhere I have documented an occasion when FRD187 was
permitted the use of the chassis wash at Aberhill depot, which is local
to the yard our buses are stored at in Methil. However this year FPE88 was
in much greater need of this and I was on hand to do a little filming with
my new camcorder as FPE88 got a
Chassis Wash At Aberhill.
MOT Day 2011
I had a busy, busy year in 2010 and the first few months
of 2011, but in April 2011 not only had things got quieter at work
allowing me to take leave more easily, but the MOT was due on FPE88.
So naturally I took the day off and got in a modest amount of filming
of FPE88 on the way to the MOT. And captured from that footage, here
are some pictures of
MOT Day 2011.
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