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VehicleLeyland Leopard L2T
DP49F Marshall
Number62 (HAC 628D)
OperatorStratford-upon-Avon Blue Motors Limited (“Stratford Blue”), Kineton depot
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 Withdrawn (5/78) with accident damage.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 Withdrawn (4/92) with gearbox failure.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
LocationOpposite Victoria Coach Station, London.
DescriptionShowing “On hire to Midland Red” and working Long Distance Service J.
Long Distance Service J operated daily between Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon and London, Victoria Coach Station. The building in the background is the historic BOAC Air Terminal building, opened in 1939, and now home to the National Audit Office.
DateSunday 24th August 1969
SourceChris Sampson collection

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