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VehicleLeyland Olympian
CH42/30F Eastern Coach Works
Number34808 (C408 HJN)
New to Eastern National OC Ltd. as fleet number 4008
OperatorFirst Midland Red Buses Limited, Redditch depot
New (1/86) to Eastern National OC Ltd. Passed (23/12/86) to Eastern National Ltd. Passed (1/03) to First Essex Buses Ltd., Chelmsford. Passed (25/8/05) to First Midland Red Buses Ltd., Worcester. Withdrawn (7/07) with accident damage. Passed (8/07) to Passenger Vehicle Spares (Barnsley) Ltd. (dealer), Carlton
LocationUnknown
DescriptionShowing the hand-painted livery
DateFriday 22nd September 2006
SourcePhotograph © Ben Morroll
DD12 on Saturday 22nd September 2018
I was "thrilled" when this 'decker was acquired by FMR, as it was already "quite old and interesting", -- -- I believe it still had it's dual-purpose (semi-coach) seating, and I hoped it would be allocated to WR, and I hoped to take a ride on it, but alas, neither happened. -- -- I believe the complete repaint was done in Worcester garage, - which is (I think) very rare. -- -- Out of the four operating companies that were formed out of Midland Red, Midland Red West was the only one that did not receive brand new Leyland Olympians in the 1980's. -- -- This one seemed to have a curse on it though, because shortly after having major work done on the Gardner engine, the bus was involved in a collision and withdrawn.

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MRWAugust1986Worcester • Droitwich Spa • Westacre • Westlands
 

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