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VehicleDaimler Fleetline CRG6LX — Midland Red type code: DD11
H44/33F Alexander A-type
Number5260 (5260 HA)
OperatorBirmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Company Limited (Midland “Red”) (withdrawn)
New (4/63) to Birmingham & Midland Motor OC Ltd. (Midland “Red”), Birmingham. Withdrawn (6/70) with fire damage
DescriptionIn the process of being withdrawn!
Overheating of the flywheel was a common cause of fires in the Daimler Fleetline, however it’s not clear if that was the cause of this fire. The bus was operating a Service 159 from Birmingham to Coventry at the time, but luckily all passengers escaped without injury.
Datec. June 1970

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