Our oldest operational bus, Lion 1161, has been receiving attention to its braking system. Work had involved adjusting or making new brake rods and adjustable ends to balance the forces equally on the wheels. The next stage was to overhaul the vacuum brake servo which provides assistance to the footbrake. All the brakes are of course operated primarily by brute force !

It was then time for a test run which went well and means the bus should be able to attend some local events this year. Not many buses of this vintage are on the road so this is a welcome development.