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VehicleLeyland National 1151/1R/2501 — Midland Red type code: N1
B51F Leyland National Mk.I
New with B52F layout, reseated (5/73) to B51F layout
Number126 (HHA 126L)
OperatorMidland Red Omnibus Company Limited, Worcester depot
New (3/73) to Birmingham & Midland Motor OC Ltd. (Midland “Red”), Birmingham. Operator renamed (29/3/74) to Midland Red OC Ltd. Passed (6/9/81) to Midland Red (West) Ltd., Worcester. Operator privatised (22/12/86) as Midland Red West Ltd. Withdrawn (4/90). Passed (10/90) to Kirby, Wythall. Passed (11/90) to Caves Buses, Shirley. Withdrawn (6/99). Passed (2/00) to Simpson & McGregor, Brereton. Passed (3/08) to Wacton (dealer), Bromyard
LocationForgate Street, Worcester
DescriptionHeading towards Worcester City Centre
DateThursday 22nd July 1976
SourceUnknown
DD12 on Monday 12th July 2021
Can anyone tell me please, when Worcester City Services were recast, and the Ombersley Road service became the W33, instead of the W1 ??

AdamH on Tuesday 13th July 2021
Not sure exactly when, but the first major change to the W1 was in the 1960s after the Worcester Agreement came to an end. From that time Worcester local services were fully controlled by BMMO and the W1 was extended cross-city to London Road. The W1 was still running to Green Lane in March 1972, but soon after came the era of leaflets instead of timetable books and research becomes more difficult.

DD12 on Tuesday 13th July 2021
Thanks Adam.

DD12 on Saturday 21st August 2021
I have just found some old press-cuttings, and the date of the major recast of the city services was 14/2/76.

AdamH on Wednesday 25th August 2021
The era of mass NBC meddling!

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W33
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