1931 Sentinel Steam Bus
Elizabeth was built in 1931 at the Shrewsbury factory of the Sentinel Waggon Works Ltd as a flatbed waggon and delivered to the Cement Marketing Company. Later converted for use as a tar sprayer, she ended her commercial days in a scrapyard in the 1960s but was fortunately rescued for preservation. Eventually she was converted for passenger use by the Northern Star Motor Carriage Company who built a new body out of mahogany and white ash. In this format she joined the Whitby Steam Bus and Charabanc Company in 2006 and operated a fare-paying service until late 2014.
Elizabeth was completely refurbished and rebuilt recently, returning to Crosville in Autumn 2017. She has a new custom-built 30 seat body. Part of which can be removed to reveal her as she would have appeared when new as a dropside waggon.
For many years Elizabeth was a tourist attraction in her own right in the seaside town of Whitby, Yorkshire and moved to Weston-super-Mare in 2015 to begin a new chapter in her colourful history.