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VehicleLeyland Tiger TRCTL11/3RH
C39FT+Tables Plaxton Paramount II 3200
New with C47FT layout, reseated (2/92) to C39FT+Tables layout . Reseated (4/95) to C43FT layout . Reseated (1/97) to C49FT layout . Reseated (2/97) to C50FT layout
Number1006 (B106 JAB)
OperatorMidland Red West Limited, Digbeth depot
New (4/85) to Midland Red (West) Ltd., Worcester. Hire or loan (7/5/85–7/10/85) to National Travel (East), Liversedge. Operator privatised (22/12/86) as Midland Red West Ltd. Withdrawn (1/97). Reinstated (4/97). Operator renamed (26/3/99) to First Midland Red Buses Ltd. Withdrawn (4/06). Passed (5/06) to Kinsley (union), Rotherham. Passed (5/07) to Lewis, Kimberworth Park. Passed (12/10) to Daron Hardy, Durham
LocationPlymouth Road North depot, Redditch
DescriptionParked alongside Leyland Tiger fleet number 1001
DateMonday 24th October 1994
TimBrown on Wednesday 24th October 2018
I know most members of the forum really like red liveries, but this coach looks much better in my eyes in the original Eurocruising livery and subsequent MIDWEST livery. The unrelieved red seemed very plain and in need of another colour to lift the overall effect for coach duties. The good news is that this coach is immaculately restored in the original Eurocruising colours and attended a number of rallies in 2018 thanks to Julie the current owner.

AdamH on Wednesday 24th October 2018
They should have painted the roof black!

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