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VehicleLeyland Leopard PSU3E/4R — Midland Red type code: C21
C53F Plaxton Supreme IV
New with C53F layout, reseated (4/87) to C49F layout
Number583 (BVP 783V)
New to Midland Red OC Ltd. as fleet number 783
OperatorMidland Red (Express) Limited, Digbeth depot
New (2/80) to Midland Red OC Ltd., Birmingham. Passed (6/9/81) to Midland Red (Express) Ltd., Birmingham. Operator renamed (1/5/85) to Midland Red Coaches Ltd. Withdrawn (12/86). Operator privatised (22/12/86) as Midland Red West Ltd. Hire or loan (2/6/89–9/12/89) to Wessex National. Withdrawn (9/12/89) with accident damage. Reinstated (5/90). Passed (4/96) to PMT Ltd., Stoke-on-Trent. Withdrawn (7/99). Passed (11/99) to Passenger Vehicle Spares (Barnsley) Ltd. (dealer), Carlton
LocationDigbeth depot, Birmingham
DescriptionParked up for the night
This vehicle was later rebuilt with a deferent style front after it was heavily damaged while on loan to Wessex
DateMay 1983
SourceBen Morroll collection

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