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Darwen Transport Museum Trust

Fourteenth East Lancashire Bus Rally and Trust Vehicle Display

Entrants, summer 2017

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yearmake and modelexhibitorhistory
1CBV 433 1949Guy Arab III 6LW with Crossley 56-seat highbridge double-deck bodywork. It is unusual in the combination of chassis and body makes. The bodywork is to the Manchester Corporation semi-streamlined style.Paul Fielding of BlackburnThis bus was one of a batch of twenty purchased to finalise the tram replacement programme in Blackburn.
2KTJ 502 1949Leyland Tiger PS1 with Burlingham 35-seat single-deck body with front entrance.Paul Fielding of BlackburnThe bus served a full life with Haslingden Corporation. It then worked on a fruit farm in Scotland. It was rescued and restored by Chris Lediard and Derek Thompson who kept it in Northumberland until 2013. It was on loan to the Trust for a year, but has just become a permanent part of the collection.
3JTF 217F 1968Leyland Titan PD2/47 with East Lancashire Coach Builders 65-seat front-entrance double-deck bodywork.Darwen Transport Museum Trust of DarwenThe vehicle was typical of the last twelve double-deckers to enter service with Darwen Corporation, and was built for one-man operation. It survived as a driver-trainer before acquisition for preservation.

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