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VehicleDaimler Fleetline CRG6LX — Midland Red type code: DD12
H44/33F Alexander A-type
Number6015 (GHA 415D)
OperatorMidland Red Omnibus Company Limited, Evesham depot
New (11/66) to Birmingham & Midland Motor OC Ltd. (Midland “Red”), Birmingham. Operator renamed (29/3/74) to Midland Red OC Ltd. Passed (6/9/81) to Midland Red (East) Ltd., Leicester. Withdrawn (12/83). Operator renamed (15/1/84) to Midland Fox Ltd. Passed (3/84) to Allibone, Leicester. Passed (3/85) to Birmingham & Midland Motor Omnibus Trust (“The Transport Museum”), Wythall. Hire or loan (31/10/17— ) to First Midland Red Buses Ltd., Worcester
LocationEvesham depot.
DescriptionParked up unused, probably on a Sunday.
In 1977, Service 148 was rerouted to run via Redditch and renumbered to Service X6. This was run using Leyland Leopard coaches and 6015 moved to Tamworth depot.
SourceKindly sent to MidlandRed.net by Guy Craddock of Reddibus.com
DD12 on Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Great (and rare) photo of two DD12s together at Evesham - something that I don't remember having seen !

DD12 on Sunday 1st October 2017
Both of these DD12s did service at Worcester and Evesham. - 6096 was new to WR in 11.67, and transferred to EM in 1973 - until 12.78 (but it did about 3 months back at WR in 1976). - 6015 transferred to WR in 6.69, then went to EM in 1970 - until 7.77 (but it did about 3 months back at WR in 1975). Withdrawn at the end of 1983, and rescued by a Mr.Allibone (who sadly died soon-after, I believe), - and this is the only DD12 to survive. I believe it was donated to The Transport Museum, Wythall (or B@MMoT) by his widow, and remained there in a "slightly worrying" condition for a long time - but around 2008 it's bodywork was splendidly restored by the good people at Wythall (and £ financed by one good man in particular, apparently) - THANK YOU ! At that time, I was informed by the museum that 6015 would have to remain (forever) as a non-runner - I find it hard to believe that it's been a non-runner for 32 years now - ( "Time Flies" !! )

AdamH on Sunday 1st October 2017
It does run because I had a short ride on it a few weeks ago, it is just not road legal so the ride was around the grounds of the museum only!

DD12 on Sunday 1st October 2017
When I wrote "non-runner", I meant "not road legal" ! - (LoL !) - that was a real (nice) shock to me, when you recently told us that it was driveable around the grounds !

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