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VehicleSOS “REC”
B40F Carlyle
New with C32C Carlyle bodywork. Fitted (?/42) with B40F Carlyle bodywork
NumberCHA 1
BMMO private identification number (‘A’-number): A.1942
Fleet numbers not shown on vehicles at the time of the photograph, vehicles identified by registration numbers or bonnet numbers. Displayed fleet number 1942 (from c. 3/44)
OperatorBirmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Company Limited (Midland “Red”), Bearwood depot
New (?/36) to Birmingham & Midland Motor OC Ltd. (Midland “Red”), Smethwick. Withdrawn (c. 5/40). Reinstated (?/42). Withdrawn (5/57)
LocationUnknown, probably Central Works.
DescriptionSeen shortly after being converted to an underfloor engine layout.
Note the white wheel arches and partly covered headlights which were required on vehicles being operated during the Second World War.
Datec. 1943
SourceAllan Condie collection

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