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VehicleLeyland Leopard L2T
DP49F Marshall
Number62 (HAC 628D)
OperatorWorcester Bus Preservation Society
New (5/66) to Stratford-upon-Avon Blue Motors Ltd. (“Stratford Blue”), Stratford-Upon-Avon. Passed (1/1/71) to Birmingham & Midland Motor OC Ltd. (Midland “Red”), Birmingham. Operator renamed (29/3/74) to Midland Red OC Ltd. Withdrawn (5/78) with accident damage. Reinstated (11/78) as driver training vehicle. Passed (6/9/81) to Midland Red (West) Ltd., Worcester as driver training vehicle. Hire or loan (17/1/83–25/2/83) to Midland Red (North) Ltd., Cannock. Operator privatised (22/12/86) as Midland Red West Ltd. Withdrawn (4/92) with gearbox failure. Passed (4/95) to Worcester Bus Preservation Society, Worcester. Passed (6/04) to Graham Clifford, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. Passed (7/18) to Chris Pearce (“Southdown Historic Vehicles”), Worthing. Passed (14/11/18) to Fred Lawrance, Colchester
LocationDudley's Coaches, Radford.
DescriptionHaving a good clean before being sold.
The Worcester Bus Preservation Society rented land from Dudley's Coaches to store their vehicles. At the time of the photograph, the group was winding down their operations and the vehicle was being made ready for sale.
DateSunday 30th May 2004
SourcePhotograph © Chris Sampson
DD12 on Saturday 13th October 2018
Has this bus survived ( and is it in "ok" condition) ?? -- -- I hope so, and I would like to see it based at Wythall !

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