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VehicleMercedes-Benz O.814 Vario
B22F Plaxton Beaver Mk.II
New with B22F layout, reseated (1/07) to B29F layout
Number506 (R506 CNP)
OperatorFirst Midland Red Buses Limited, Worcester depot
New (6/98) to Midland Red West Ltd., Worcester. Withdrawn (7/05). Passed (8/05) to First Glasgow (No 1). Passed (10/06) to Munden (dealer), Bristol. Passed (3/07) to Ryan, Langridge. Passed (6/10) to Herdman Coaches Ltd., Three Cocks, Brecon
LocationRushwick terminus.
DescriptionWaiting time on a Service 25.
DateMonday 8th January 2001
SourcePhotograph by Dennis Humphries for MidlandRed.net
bringstybeast on Tuesday 8th January 2019
Appreciate this was at the end of the route - but this photo demonstrates my memories of the 25 (and the 27 it seemed to interwork with) - can't ever have been very full! Fitting a clockface hourly shuttle among irregular 417/420/421s inevitably must have led to some 25s running empty throughout - e.g. 1243 unless the Hereford had broken down? No surprise at all it was one of the first to be culled.

AdamH on Thursday 10th January 2019
They were always quiet and I think it was more about MRW keeping other operators out of Worcester rather than making money. First had different ideas about how to run buses.

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MRWFebruary1991Worcester • Rushwick
September1991Worcester • Rushwick
August1996Worcester • RushwickBest Match

Service 25 timetable dated 31st August 1996 is the Best Match for this photograph.

The Best Match is selected from the timetable database as being the timetable most likely operated by the vehicle in the photograph, based on the date of the photograph, vehicle operator, and destination route number.