Stoneygate Tram Depot Event 11th/12th August 2018

London Road, Leicester, LE2 3JW

10 am – 5 pm

“Leicester Transport in Miniature” and the Midland Red S22’s 50th birthday party at Stoneygate Tram Depot!

10 am to 5 pm both days. The Abingdon and District Model Railway Club will be in attendance on both days with their large (25′ x 7′) OO-gauge layout based on the Great Northern terminus at Leicester in the late 1950s/early 1960s. On Saturday Roy Finney will have his unique model display of every type of bus operated by Midland Red. To celebrate the 50th birthday of 5905, our Midland Red BMMO S22, the bus will be giving FREE RIDES on both days and will be joined by Northampton Daimler CVG6 267 which also celebrates its 50th birthday.

Admission to Stoneygate Tram Depot just £2 and free for accompanied children.

Oadby Classic Motor Fest 12th August 2018

Sunday 12th August also coincides with the Oadby Classic Motor Fest when the Parade in Oadby is closed to normal traffic and filled with classic cars and bikes. We will be using two buses 5905 and 267 on our shuttle just down the road to the Stoneygate tram depot. Both buses were built in 1968 so are celebrating their 50th birthdays!. At the tram depot we have a number of attractions under the theme “Leicester transport in miniature”. There is the large OO-scale model layout “Leicester – Belgrave Road” plus many bus and tram models. It is also a chance to explore the rarely opened 1904 tram depot and get up close to a Kirby & West milk float!.

Admission to Stoneygate Tram Depot just £2 and free for accompanied children.

The bus will depart from the Tram Depot back to the Oadby Parade at 10.00, 10.30, 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 12.30, 1.00, 1.30, 2.00, 2.30, 3.00, 3.30, 4.00, and 4.30