In Pictures: The Imber Buses

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Earlier this month a number of vintage buses took part in the annual charity bus service that runs from Warminster to the abandoned village of Imber on military land at Salisbury Plain. Below are a selection of photos from the event. Thanks to all of the photographers featured for granting us permission to use these photos on the site.

First journey of the day

First Berkshire RMC1510, Bath Bus Co RML2665 and Metroline LT24 on the first journey of the day towards Imber. Photo by Brian Bell

On Tinkers Track

Another view of the buses on Tinkers Track. Photo by Brian Bell

LT24 on Sack Hill

LT24 on Sack Hill. Photo by Brian Bell

Heading up the tank track at Gore Cross

Heading up the tank track at Gore Cross. Photo by Brian Bell

Bath Bus Co RML 2665 at Chitterne

Bath Bus Co RML 2665 at Chitterne. Photo by Brian Bell

Arriva London RM5 at Brazen Bottom

Arriva London RM5 at Brazen Bottom. Photo by Brian Bell

Entering the Range at Imber

LT24 at the entry to the ranges. Photo by Trevor Haynes

Crossing the ranges

LT24 crossing the Imber Ranges. Photo by Trevor Haynes

A dusty bus

LT24 (and Brian Bell) at Warminster station – already very dusty after just 2 trips over the ranges. Photo by John Scragg.

At New Zealand Farm Camp

At New Zealand Farm Camp, with First Berkshire RMC1510 at the front. Photo by Brian Bell.

First Berkshire RMC1510 at Chitterne

A dusty First Berkshire RMC1510 at Chitterne

Bath Bus Co RML2665 outside Imber

Bath Bus Co RML2665 outside Imber. Photo by Brian Bell

The last run

The last trip is traditionally operated by as many buses as possible. With LT24 and RM5 on their way back to London, the five remaining buses line up at Tinkers Track. Photo by Brian Bell

LT24 at Hampstead Heath

Back in London, LT24 at Hampstead Heath, still with Imber 23a adverts. Photo by Graham Smith

Thanks again to all the Imber photographers for granting us permission to use their photos here. For those who have yet to make the Imber trip, we heartily recommend watching out for it next year.

Written by John Bull