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VehicleLeyland National 11351/1R — Midland Red type code: N4
B49F Leyland National Mk.I
Number486 (JOX 486P)
OperatorMidland Red (West) Limited, Redditch depot
New (3/76) to Midland Red OC Ltd., Birmingham. Passed (6/9/81) to Midland Red (West) Ltd., Worcester. Withdrawn (10/91)
LocationRedditch Bus Station.
DescriptionOne of six Leyland National Mk.I buses to carry white NBC “Midland Express” livery.
DateMonday 3rd November 1986
SourcePhotograph © Chris Sampson
Ridercross on Thursday 3rd November 2016
Were the seats on these Nationals improved to match the Express livery, or did they retain the PVC seats?

AdamH on Thursday 3rd November 2016
I think they were retrimmed, but this was before my time so I'm not 100% sure.

TimBrown on Friday 4th November 2016
Yes these buses had moquette seat material which, if my memory hasn't let me down, was basically mid-grey with orange/red and dark grey/black zig-zag stripes. Though the pattern was similar to later Plaxton coaches, the seats themselves were otherwise standard Leyland National bus seats and not Dual Purchase type as hinted at by the Midland Express livery.

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