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VehicleLeyland Tiger TRCTL11/3R
C53F Plaxton Paramount I 3200
New with C50FT layout, reseated (3/92) to C53F layout
Number1010 (EAH 890Y)
New to Eastern Counties OC Ltd. as fleet number LT890
OperatorMidland Red West Limited, Hereford depot
New (2/83) to Eastern Counties OC Ltd., Norwich. Passed (9/84) to Midland Red (Express) Ltd., Birmingham. Operator renamed (1/5/85) to Midland Red Coaches Ltd. Operator privatised (22/12/86) as Midland Red West Ltd. Hire or loan (12/4/90–19/9/90) to Wessex National, Bristol. Operator renamed (26/3/99) to First Midland Red Buses Ltd. Withdrawn (9/02). Passed (8/04) to Passenger Vehicle Spares (Barnsley) Ltd. (dealer), Carlton
Datec. September 1997
SourceCarl Wigmore collection
bringstybeast on Wednesday 24th October 2018
With Tim's comments on the allover red just not suiting the Series II Paramount (amongst others) - I have to agree! Always thought the low-height Series I with double doors was far more elegant and well proportioned though - hard to find a colour scheme that wouldn't suit it. Showing my age somewhat, but would rate 1010 after repaint into "bus" livery as one of the most beautiful "buses" of my lifetime. Classiest thing ever to come our way until Martin Perry got a Duple Laser ("Mona Laser") for the schoolbus

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