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N 1 B 2.4K C 0 E Aug 21, 2011 F Aug 21, 2011
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Taken within a few yards of the Bedford OWB view, but from a different direction, this photograph (believed to be by Robert Mack) illustrates a more representative member of the Stanhope Motor Services fleet.

Unlike the other operators based in and around the dale, which were all family-owned, Stanhope was managed by outside interests - in this respect it was perhaps more of a service provider than an integral part of the community, which is not to say that it wasn't well run. Indeed the relatively modern Stanhope-based fleet (prior to the take-over, Weardale operated solely from its Frosterley garage) suggests that it was well capitalised.

LPT 124 was a 1950 Leyland Tiger PS2 with a thirty five seat front-entrance bus body by Associated Coachbuilders of Sunderland. It passed to Weardale in 1956 who modified it for one-person operation, in which form it remained in use for many years (24-Jan-10).

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N 0 B 1.6K C 0 E Jun 8, 2008 F May 15, 2011
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A simple adaptation of the East Yorkshire version, this image depicts a former Maidstone & District Beadle-bodied AEC Regal III in service with Wallace Arnold. In reality HKL 826 retains M&D livery and be regularly seen at transport rallied is the north east in the care of the North East Bus Preservation Trust (14-May-11).

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Tags:   Wallace Arnold AEC Regal III Beadle open-top bus

N 3 B 2.6K C 0 E Jun 8, 2008 F May 15, 2011
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Until recent years, open-top buses were never common in the north east of England. This opportunist image is based on preserved Maidstone & District HKL 826. AECs were rare in the East Yorkshire fleet but model maker EFE has produced a Duple-bodied example, which I have used as a precedent. The 'Sea Front Service' branding is intentionally non-specific, but Bridlington come to mind as a potential operating base (14-May-11).

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Tags:   East Yorkshire Motor Services EYMS Beadle AEC Regal open-top bus

N 1 B 7.9K C 1 E Jun 23, 2008 F Jun 30, 2011
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I suspect that regular north-east visitors will be pleased to see this digitally-coloured image of Northern General 1489, particularly those who have hopes of seeing real-life restoration project 1483 (DCN 83) in such fine condition one day. Once again I'm grateful to Keith Lee for the base image, an official view from the Go Ahead Group archives, which has previously been published in the book 'Northern and its Subsidiaries' (Autobus Review Publications). To quote the caption from that book:

"Built by Beadle in 1953 using pre-war AEC running units, Northern's coach-seated 1489 (DCN 89) gave seven years' service before being withdrawn and sold to an operator in Tenerife in the Canary Islands'.

It was one of ten Beadle chassisless coaches delivered in 1953, following an earlier batch of similar vehicles and much rebuilding and rebodying of other vehicles at a time when new chassis were in very short supply. That sister 1483 has survived at all is quite remarkable but its restoration will be a major and long-term project. More information can be found on the North East Bus Preservation Trust's website: www.nebpt.co.uk (28-Jul-10).

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N 2 B 1.4K C 0 E May 13, 2006 F Apr 7, 2011
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Having applied prototypically authentic registration and fleet numbers, I need to emphasise that the vehicle represented here is entirely fictional. The real Wilkinsons No 25 (APT 464) was a 1935 Burlingham-bodied Leyland TS7, which remained in the fleet until 1952. However, it was the type of vehicle from which Beadle was recovering mechanical units for incorporation in new chassisless coaches for major operators such as East Kent, East Yorkshire, Northern General and Southdown. This image shows what such a coach would have looked like in Wilkinson's colours, although perhaps it would have received a new registration (28-Jul-10).

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