Midland Red (West)
First Midland Red
Midland Red West (First Midland Red) Mercedes-Benz 609D - Miscellaneous Information

Midland Red West (First Midland Red)
Mercedes-Benz 609D — Miscellaneous Information

Named Buses

1412–1437 (E412–E437KUY)

When the “Hereford Hopper” minibus service was launched Midland Red West Limited ran a competition to name the buses. As a result almost all of the Mercedes-Benz 609D minibuses in Hereford carried a name above the front doors

1412 Gilbert Harding 1425 Mazeppa
1413 Wye Walk 1426 The Saracen
1414 H.P. Bulmer 1427 David Garrick
1415 Hereford Bull 1428 not named
1416 Grandstand 1429 The Third Choir / The Herefordian
1417 The Kembles 1430 Apple Blossom
1418 St. Thomas Cantilupe 1431 Sit’n Cyder
1419 City of Hereford 1432 Nell Gwynne
1420 Maylord 1433 Sarah Siddons
1421 St. Ethelbert 1434 Ron Radford
1422 Sir Edward Elgar 1435 Roaring Meg
1423 Walter De Lacy 1436 On and Offa
1424 David Stirling 1437 Mappa Mundi

These names were removed as the vehicles were reallocated to other depots or when they received full body advertising.

† For some reason 1429 (E429KUY) carried two names, The Third Choir was displayed on the off-side, while The Herefordian was displayed on the near-side [ Photograph ]. Possibly due to a mix-up with 1428 (E428KUY) which didn’t carry a name?