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VehicleMercedes-Benz L608D
B20F Robin Hood
Number1397 (C397 RUY)
OperatorMidland Red (West) Limited
New (3/86) to Midland Red (West) Ltd., Worcester. Operator privatised (22/12/86) as Midland Red West Ltd. Withdrawn (4/97). Passed (4/98) to Smith (dealer), Wilmcote
LocationPadmore Street depot, Worcester
DescriptionOne of several new Mercedes-Benz L608D minibuses parked up waiting to receive “ReddiLink” markings before being delivered to Redditch depot
DateSaturday 22nd March 1986
SourcePhotograph © Chris Sampson
DD12 on Monday 22nd March 2021
Once in a while, when I click on a "thumbnail" photo on this website, I get a nice surprise, revealed by the full photo, -- in this case, the brand new Redditch minibus is at the rear of "the patch" at Worcester ( - before the retail building was inserted) and the location is hardly recognisable, -- what I call the Vesta Tilley building in Lowesmoor appears to have temporary screening for restoration works , -- -- also, JHD334J is virtually unrecognisable as an Alexander J type, - one of many bought by the National Bus Company in 1971, - and my favourite bodywork variation on both Daimler Fleetline, and Leyland Atlantean chassis. -- Midland Red (West) received four second-hand examples in 1981 (2541/43/45/47) ex-Trent, and the only example surviving ( - hopefully) that I know of is another one, ex-Trent, -- with a museum in Eire ( - it might be in "terminal decline", and stored outside though !?)

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