The IDGTE Council formed a Heritage Committee in 2003 to concentrate on all aspects of heritage relating to the reciprocating engines and gas turbines.
Heritage activities of the Institution now include visits, lectures, and the publication of heritage papers.
Behind is Park Royal-bodied AEC Bridgemaster 139 (VET 139), just a year old when this picture was taken.
Crossley left school at 14 and spent the 1930s working as a coach painter and signwriter.The Rotherham livery application with a black mudguard on the nearside and a cream panel on the offside accentuates the asymmetrical front end. Even from the back the Park Royal body looked ugly and overly heavy, whereas the Crossley, with that outstanding emergency window, appeared very classy and well thought out.But then any livery application would have struggled to disguise this dog’s breakfast of a design. A friend on Merseyside used to joke that Park Royal built the Bridgemaster bodies in one continuous line, and a set of shears simply came down every 30′-0" and chopped one off! The first few pre-production Bridgemasters were built at the Erwood Crossley factory and looked a good deal better.- Ricardo - Ruston - Ruston & Hornsby - Sturmey Archer - Tangye & Co. Christian Bible scholar Gary Habermas and agnostic New Testament scholar James Crossley return to answer questions sent in by Unbelievable? They answer your questions on the Jewishness of Jesus, the dating of the New Testament documents and much more!