Discussions about the Bus and Coach Preservation scene for Midland "Red" Motor Services and related companies.
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225 LRB a Leyland Titan PD2/30 chassis with MCW H33/26R bodywork new 01/60 to Chesterfield as 225.WRJ 179 a Leyland Titan PD2/40 chassis with Metro-Cammell H36/28F bodywork new 04/63 as Salford 179. FDB 334C a Leyland Titan PD2/40 chassis with East Lancs H36/28R bodywork new 12/65 as Stockport 34. This shot taken through bus window on approaches to the park site. ENU 93H a Leyland Panther PSUR1A/1R chassis with Northern Counties B49D bodywork new 09/69 to Chesterfield as 93. DKC301L Leyland Atlantean AN 68/1R chassis with Alexander H43/32F bodywork new 09/72 to Merseyside PTE as 1301. Alongside is MBE 613R a Leyland Fleetline FE30AGR chassis with Roe O45/29D bodywork new 12/76 to Grimsby Cleethorpes as 113. ACT 540L a Leyland Atlantean AN68/2R with Northern Counties H47/35F bodywork new 03/73 to Delaine, Bourne as 72. RVO 668L a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R chassis with Plaxton C53F bodywork new 07/73 to Barton as 1246. PRA 109R a Leyland Leopard PSU3C/4R chassis with Alexander C49F bodywork new 11/76 to Trent as 109. OPC 26R a Leyland Leopard PSU3C/4R chassis with Duple B53F bodywork new 12/76 to Safeguard, Guildford. WUG 127S a Leyland Leopard PSU4E/4R chassis with Duple C45F bodywork new 08/77 to Wallace Arnold. This coach was rebodied 04/87 with Plaxton C45F as seen in photo. It was built to narrow 7' 6" width for Dartmoor tours. SNC 365X a Leyland Leopard PSU3C/4R chassis with Plaxton C57F bodywork new 04/82 to Mayne, manchester as 65. UHG 353Y a Leyland Atlantean AN68D/2R chassis with East Lancs H49/36F bodywork new 07/82 to Blackpool as 353. 4993 UG a Leyland Tiger TRBTL11/2RP chassis with Alexander (Belfast) DP53F bodywork new 01/84 to Ulsterbus as 341 and original reg. no. DXI 3341. A10 CNU a Leyland Tiger TRCTL11/3R chassis with Duple C50F bodywork new 02/84 to Trent as 10. Not sure but it may have carried reg. no. A710 CNU when delivered; however I couldn't find any confirmation of this on the net, nor is this coach listed in PSV Circle Preserved Buses (2018 Edition). B144 RWY a Leyland Olympian ONLXB/1R chassis with Roe H47/27F bodywork new 08/84 to West Yorkshire PTE as 5504. C262 GUH a Leyland Tiger TRCTL11/3RH chassis with Plaxton C70F bodywork new 03/86 to National Welsh as XC262. C537 DAT a Leyland Olympian ONLXB/1RH chassis with ECW H45/31F new 05/86 to East Yorkshire as 537. C920 FMP a Leyland Lynx LX1126LXCTFR1 chassis with Leyland B51F bodywork new o6/86 as a Leyland demonstrator. It was demonstrated to Midland Red West at Redditch garage 04/87 - 05/87. E50 TYG a Leyland Royal Tiger RT chassis with Leyland C53F bodywork new 03/88 to West Riding as 50. This integral coach has a rear engine and 6 speed ZF manual gearbox; I only found this out by talking to the owner who said that gear-changing is something of an art. ALM 33B an AEC Routemaster chassis with Park Royal H36/28R bodywork new 11/64 to London Transport as RM2033. Alongside is MLL 685 a Leyland 7RT chassis with Park Royal H30/26R bodywork new 06/52 to London Transport as RTL1323.
That's a cracking selection Tim. I remember riding on Atlanteans when I lived in Swansea 20-odd years ago. Little Merc minibuses on the Uni services, Atlanteans and VRs on some of the trunk routes, seems like a lifetime ago!
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