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VehicleBMMO S10
B40F Metropolitan-Cammell Carriage and Wagon
New with B40F Metropolitan-Cammell Carriage and Wagon bodywork. Body lengthened (?/53) to B44F layout by Charles H. Roe, Leeds
Number3680 (NHA 680)
OperatorBirmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Company Limited (Midland “Red”), Hereford depot
New (5/50) to Birmingham & Midland Motor OC Ltd. (Midland “Red”), Smethwick. Withdrawn (7/65). Operator renamed (29/3/74) to Midland Red OC Ltd
LocationUnknown, probably Stratford-upon-Avon.
DescriptionOperating a Service X91 to Leicester.
Datec. 1951
SourceKindly sent to MidlandRed.net by John Bird
DD12 on Sunday 27th November 2016
Yes, I think it probably is the Red Lion bus and coach station at Stratford. I like this photo for the faded "velvety red", and some Midland Red vehicles used to get a "nice patina" like this (just before a repaint). If Jeremy Corbyn wins the next election, I'm going to suggest he should repaint all buses into middling red. This photo appears to be slightly "odd" on my laptop, and I'm wondering if it's a print taken from a slide/ transparency (?) Also, it looks like someone has painted over the (black) wheel arches - (except for a bit under the driver's door).

AdamH on Sunday 27th November 2016
The original photograph was in black and white. The colour was added at a much later date using photoshop by Mr Bird, who then sent it to the website. He also did the colour photo of the BMMO S1 that is on this site.

DD12 on Sunday 27th November 2016
LOL ! -- Well Mr.Bird did a truly excellent job of it !

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X91BMMODecember1930Leicester • Stratford-upon-Avon • Worcester • Hereford
March1932Leicester • Stratford-upon-Avon • Worcester • Hereford
May1938Leicester • Stratford-upon-Avon • Worcester • Hereford
September1938Leicester • Stratford-upon-Avon • Worcester • Hereford
July1940Leicester • Stratford-upon-Avon • Worcester • Hereford
October1955Leicester • Stratford-upon-Avon • Worcester • Hereford
June1957Leicester • Stratford-upon-Avon • Worcester • Hereford
May1960Leicester • Stratford-upon-Avon • Worcester • Hereford
May1968Leicester • Stratford-upon-Avon • Worcester • Hereford
MROCMay1977Leicester • Stratford-upon-Avon • Worcester • Hereford
March1978Leicester • Stratford-upon-Avon • Worcester • Hereford
August1980Hereford • Worcester • Stratford-upon-Avon

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