Discussions about the Bus and Coach Preservation scene for Midland "Red" Motor Services and related companies.
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A trio of 'deckers in post-war Walsall livery; XDH 56G a Daimler Fleetline CRC-36 chassis with Northern Counties H51/34D bodywork new 12/68 to Walsall as 56. XGH 516G a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX chassis with Northern Counties H41/27D bodywork new 02/69 to Walsall as 116. BX54 DDJ a Transbus Trident SFD338BR chassis with Transbus H45/28F bodywork new 10/04 to West Midlands as 4601.D957 NDA an MCW Metrobus DR102/59 chassis with MCW CH43/26F bodywork new 11/86 to West Midlands as 2957. WDA 835T an MCW Metrobus DR102/1 chassis MCW H43/30F bodywork new 10/78 to West Midlands PTE as 6835. BL53 EDF a Transbus Trident SFD338BR chassis with Transbus H45/28F bodywork new 01/04 to West Midlands as 4535. This bus carries Wolverhampton heritage livery. BJ03 EVC Dennis Trident SFD338BR chassis with Transbus H45/28F bodywork new 06/03 to West Midlands as 4453. This bus carries Coventry heritage livery. BX61 LNZ an Alexander Dennis E40D chassis with Alexander Dennis H45/32F bodywork new 12/11 to West Midlands as 4879. KLB 596 an AEC Regent 3RT chassis with Weymann H30/26R bodywork new 04/50 to London Transport as RT1347. It carries Brown's Blue, Markfield livery. Similar buses were a familiar sight at St Margaret's bus station Leicester in the 1960s. BAZ 6527 a Volvo B10M chassis with Van Hool C48F bodywork new in 1993 to an unnamed operator - now with Eagles Coaches. D601 GHY a Volvo B10M chassis with Van Hool C57F bodywork new in 1987 to Badgerline, Bristol as 2601. L126 LRA a Volvo B10B-58 chassis with Northern Counties B49F bodywork new 01/94 to Trent as 126. N600 ABC a DAF SB220 chassis with Northern Counties B49F bodywork new 04/96 to Garnett (ABC Travel), Ainsdale as 600. N767 CKY a Volvo B10M-55 chassis with Alexander B49F bodywork new 04/96 to Mainline, Sheffield as 767. Y483 VRH a Dennid Dart SLF chassis with Plaxton B29F bodywork new 04/01 to East Yorkshire as 483. AF52 VMD a Scania L94UB chassis with Wright B43F bodywork new 09/02 to Whippet, Fenstanton. 8201 VC a Van Hool Altano TD921 chassis with Van hool CH52/5FT bodywork new 05/08 as YJ08 EAG with Eavesway, Bryn. Now operated by Orion Travel. OR10 NTX a Van Hool Altano chassis with Van Hool C70F bodywork new in 2013, presumably with Orion Travel? OR10 NTC is a MOBI Express chassis with MOBI C74F bodywork new in 2008 again presumed with Orion, but may have been new to another operator. Until reading the entry details for this coach I plead ignorance of MOBI; can anyone fill in information of engine and specifications please? REP 916 a DAF/Van Hool T916 Astron with Van Hool C49FT or C34FT bodywork new 11/08 to Reptons, Little Bookham. HEK 965 a Mercedes Benz engined Setra S416GT-HD chassis with Setra C52F bodywork new in 2010 with unnamed operator, now with Elgar Coaches, Worcester. Note the immaculate engine bay. J100 STB a Van Hool T917 Acron chassis with Van Hool Ambulance bodywork new in 2011 to Across Charity, Inverary. This special vehicle is used to take the sick and wheelchair-bound people to sacred sites such as Lourdes for relief of suffering. V735 FAE a Dennis Dart SLF chassis with Alexander B35F bodywork new 02/00 to First Bristol as 1735. M202 LHP a Volvo B10M-55 chassis with Alexander DP48F bodywork new 05/95 to Midland Red (South) as 202.
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