This website was initially created to
document the restoration of AEC Reliance CDK172L -
once part of the fleet of the well-known independent
coach operator Yelloway Motor Services of Rochdale.
Purchased as a relatively complete
and mobile vehicle, many years of service and lack
of maintenance had left the coach in a very tired
condition with both the body and mechanicals
requiring some extensive attention.
The aim was to restore the vehicle
to as near original condition as possible, given
time and the availability of parts.
This restoration was successfully
completed in May 2015 so this website will now
document our second project – AEC Reliance WEB 410T
once part of another equally well known operator,
Premier Travel Ltd of Cambridge.
Also purchased as a complete vehicle
back in 2006, it has been hibernating for the
intervening period awaiting our attention. Follow
both projects by clicking on the links below.
We hope that you find the
information interesting and informative especially
for any other coach and bus enthusiast who are
contemplating a renovation project.
If you would like to visit us and
view our vehicles, please contact us by email to
arrange an appointment. Please, under no
circumstance visit the restoration site unannounced
as access to the site and the vehicles stored there
will be denied. Security patrols are in operation.