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VehicleLeyland Leopard PSU3A/2R — Midland Red type code: S24
DP49F Willowbrook
Number6445 (CHA 445K)
OperatorMidland Red (West) Limited, Hereford depot
New (12/71) to Birmingham & Midland Motor OC Ltd. (Midland “Red”), Birmingham. Operator renamed (29/3/74) to Midland Red OC Ltd. Passed (6/9/81) to Midland Red (West) Ltd., Worcester. Withdrawn (10/84). Operator privatised (22/12/86) as Midland Red West Ltd. Passed (8/88) to Archway Motors (Coaches) Ltd., Shifnal. Passed (1/90) to Shearings Ltd., Wigan. Passed (12/90) to Roger Jarvis & Alan Turner (“Blue Bus”), Horwich. Passed (1/92) to Tanner, St. Helens. Withdrawn (2/92) with accident damage
LocationNewport Street Bus Station, Worcester.
DescriptionShowing overall yellow “Free Bus” livery, but with a cover to hide the “Free” part. It looks like passengers on this Service 419 had to pay!
The Free Bus was used for operation of a pre-Christmas free bus service in Hereford as a joint enterprise with G.H. Yeomans Motors Limited and later on other free schemes without the co-operation of Yeomans, whos name had been removed from the livery by the time of this photograph
Datec. 1983
SourceChris Martin collection

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Service 419 timetable dated 21st September 1981 is the Best Match for this photograph.

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