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VehicleLeyland Leopard PSU3C/4R — Midland Red type code: C16
C49F Plaxton Supreme Express
Number451 (JOX 451P)
OperatorMidland Red West Limited, Hereford depot
New (1/76) to Midland Red OC Ltd., Birmingham. Passed (6/9/81) to Midland Red (West) Ltd., Worcester. Operator privatised (22/12/86) as Midland Red West Ltd. Withdrawn (5/90). Passed (10/90) to Wacton (dealer), Bromyard. Passed (1/91) to Philips, Broad Oak. Passed (12/91) to Perry, Bromyard
LocationShrewsbury Bus Station.
DescriptionWaiting time while operating the short-lived Service X55 between Liverpool and Swansea.
Service X55 ran under the brand name “Wyvern Express” and was operated seven days a week between 20th June 1987 and 30th January 1988, using two vehicles each day from Hereford depot. The service was withdrawn due to low patronage, which can clearly be seen with the empty vehicle in the photograph.
Datec. September 1987
SourcePhotograph by John Law.

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November1987Liverpool • Hereford • Cardiff • Swansea

Service X55 timetable dated 20th June 1987 is the Best Match for this photograph.

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