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VehicleLeyland National 1151/1R/2501 — Midland Red type code: N2
B51F Leyland National Mk.I
Number255 (NHA 255M)
OperatorMidland Red West Limited, Worcester depot
New (8/73) 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. Operator privatised (22/12/86) as Midland Red West Ltd. Passed (7/90) to Clyde Coast Services Ltd., Ardrossan. Passed (6/95) to Dunsmore (dealer), Larkhall
LocationBromsgrove Bus Station
DescriptionDriver Tim Brown heading to Birmingham.
DateSaturday 29th July 1989
SourcePhotograph by Ian Thomas.
TimBrown on Sunday 29th July 2018
The driver had black hair then - now it is white as snow! 255 was a quick bus by the standards of the day, it went well, had progressive brakes, smooth gearbox, good throttle response and didn't have overheating tantrums in the Rubery area. It ended up in Ayrshire Scotland with sister bus 256 not so very long after this picture was taken by the late Ian Thomas.

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Service 144 timetable dated 30th August 1986 is the Best Match for this photograph.

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