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VehicleLeyland National NL116L11/1R
B49F Leyland National Mk.II
New with B52F layout, reseated (3/99) to B49F layout
Number908 (BOU 8V)
New to Bristol OC Ltd. as fleet number 3533
OperatorFirst Midland Red Buses Limited, Worcester depot
New (9/80) to Bristol OC Ltd., Bristol. Passed (23/9/86) to Badgerline Ltd., Weston-Super-Mare. Passed (8/98) to South Wales Transport Co. Ltd., Swansea. Operator renamed (26/3/99) to First Cymru Buses Ltd. Passed (8/99) to First Midland Red Buses Ltd., Worcester. Withdrawn (5/02). Passed (16/1/03) to Rigley (dealer), Carlton
LocationOutside Crowngate Bus Station, Worcester.
DescriptionArriving in Worcester after operating a Service 316.
DD12 on Tuesday 16th January 2018
Great photo ! - I don't recall seeing it in Worcester service in this condition -- looks like a livery prototype for today's First liveries !

AdamH on Tuesday 16th January 2018
How did you miss it? It was like this for quite some time, slowly becoming red and cream one panel at a time.

DD12 on Tuesday 16th January 2018
- Now I see - from that UNIQUE (?) sequence of photos !!

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MRWSpring1983Worcester • Lower Broadheath • Hallow • Worcester
August1986Worcester • Lower Broadheath • Hallow • Worcester
April1987Worcester • Lower Broadheath • Hallow • Worcester

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