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Real treat in store at Transport Museum

PUBLISHED: 13:36 02 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:16 06 July 2010

CAR and steam engine lovers and Doctor Who fans had a treat over the weekend at the East Anglia Transport Museum as they saw a colourful collection of vintage vehicles and a bus made famous by science fiction.

CAR and steam engine lovers and Doctor Who fans had a treat over the weekend at the East Anglia Transport Museum as they saw a colourful collection of vintage vehicles and a bus made famous by science fiction.

About 1,500 people flocked to the museum at Carlton Colville, near Lowestoft, to enjoy its annual classic and vintage weekend.

Included in the display were two model T Fords believed to date from the 1920s, an Austin Somerset, Morris Minors and four large puffing steam engines.

And children excitedly pointed out a 1980 Bristol VR bus which was the centre piece of the Doctor Who 2009 story Plant of the Dead in which the vehicle is driven by the Time Lord, played by David Tennant, though a mysterious wormhole.

As well seeing the visiting vehicles, people could also ride the museum's trolley buses and trams.

Neil Chilvers, from the museum's committee, said that visitor numbers were up on last year.

Describing people's enduring love with vintage vehicle he said: “They are so simple compared to today's digital age but these vehicles are still more reliable than today's.”

As well as the exhibition, classic car owners also took part in two road runs across the Norfolk and Suffolk countryside.

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