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VehicleLeyland National 1151/1R/2501 — Midland Red type code: N1
B51F Leyland National Mk.I
New with B52F layout, reseated (c. 2/73) to B51F layout
Number101 (HHA 101L)
OperatorMidland Red Omnibus Company Limited, Leicester SS depot
New (10/72) 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 (East) Ltd., Leicester. Operator renamed (15/1/84) to Midland Red (East) Ltd. (“Midland Fox”). Withdrawn (12/84). Passed (1/85) to Midland Red (West) Ltd., Worcester. Operator privatised (22/12/86) as Midland Red West Ltd. Hire or loan (5/9/88–16/12/88) to Western National Ltd., Truro. Withdrawn (3/89). Reinstated (4/89) as driver training vehicle. Hire or loan (6/96–9/96) to West Midlands Travel Ltd., Birmingham. Operator renamed (26/3/99) to First Midland Red Buses Ltd. Withdrawn (by 8/07). Passed (25/2/08) to Billingsley & Priest, West Midlands Bus Preservation Society / 4738 Group. Passed (14/5/16) to Unknown Owner
DescriptionPassing a pair of parked BMMO D9 double-deck buses, showing overall advertising for Ford & Slater
Datec. 1975

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