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VehicleBMMO D7 — Midland Red type code: D7
H37/26RD Metropolitan-Cammell Carriage and Wagon
Number4473 (XHA 473)
OperatorBirmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Company Limited (Midland “Red”), Leicester SA depot
New (2/56) to Birmingham & Midland Motor OC Ltd. (Midland “Red”), Birmingham. Withdrawn (11/70)
DescriptionSeen a long way from it’s home depot with the blind set for an Evesham Service 389.
Service 389 ran between Evesham and Broadway, with certain journeys continuing to Willersey.
Datec. 1957
SourceMark Priest collection
DD12 on Friday 28th October 2016
WOW ! - Looks brand new or "better than new" to me - If the "c.1959" is correct, then it's an excellent repaint, with the front wheel and tyre, and the silver scuff plate or kick plate beneath the cab door, being the only clues I can see that this bus isn't brand-new ! (?) Also, IF it's a repaint, I didn't realise that any of this batch were repainted with black mudguards and gold lines !

AdamH on Friday 28th October 2016
What date would you suggest?

TimBrown on Saturday 29th October 2016
Don't know about the repaint, but this bus was new to SA Leicester Sandacre garage in 02/56, moved to WN in 01/67 and SY in 09/69 followed by withdrawal 11/70. So what circumstances brought this D7 to Evesham, was it on loan from SA for some special occasion, or did it find its way there on a bank holiday 'short' extra X91 and commandeered for a fill-in local service?

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BMMOMay1960Evesham • Broadway • Willersey

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