New releases February 1998
Lothian Region Transport Leyland Leopard Alexander Y-type
22705 LOTHIAN Leyland Leopard Alexander Y Type
Another attractive Scottish livery, this time from Lothian Region Transport of Edinburgh. On route 45 to Juniper Green, 122 (MSF122P), shares its colour scheme with the Edinburgh Alexander Atlantean released earlier in the year, but carries its own detailed crest on its sides.
London Transport Daimler Fleetline Alexander DMO
24401 London Transport Daimler Fleetline Alexander
Seven Bournemouth open-top Daimler Fleetlines entered service with London Transport in 1977 to be used on sight seeing services and were awarded the designation DMO, this is DMO1 (CRU182C) and it carried the name Stockwell Princess too. With its roof in place for less clement weather and pictures of famous London landmarks on its sides, this is a highly detailed reproduction.
Hedingham Bristol VRTSL3 ECW
On route 88 to Halstead, this VR is a member of the largest fleet of VRs in the country, L255 (STW30W) was often used on school services as depicted by the board left in its front window.
Newcastle Highbridge Leyland Titan PD2
16114 NEWCASTLE Leyland PD2 Highbridge
In the distinctive yellow and cream livery to compliment our Alexander Atlantean, this PD2 displays an unusual advert for blood donation, a message which remains relevant today. 281 (NBB281) is on route 9 to Beacon Lough via the Tyne Bridge.
North Western BET AEC Reliance Weymann
24307 NORTH WESTERN BET AEC Reliance Weymann
In an alternative livery with the addition of a black roof, this North Western BET with an AEC Reliance chassis, is seen here on route 159 to Woodhouses: 871 (RDB871).
Maidstone & District Dennis Dart Plaxton Pointer
20620 MAIDSTONE & DISTRICT Dennis Dart Plaxton Pointer
This attractive Kent based fleet expands once again this month to include the Pointer / Dart, 3467(J467OKF) is on route 297 to Tenterden and is decorated in a modern livery with intricate striping on its sides.
Pickfords TK Luton
23603 Bedford TK Luton PICKFORDS
470EYO is decorated in an older style livery than the last issue.
Stevensons Leyland Atlantean MCW 16514DL STEVENSONS Leyland Atlantean MVW
The unique yellow and black livery of Stevenson's is featured again in our De-Luxe series on the Leyland Atlantean, 14 (204BTP), is en route to Burton via Tutbury. Carrying new adverts for Marston's Ales and Midshires Building Society, this colourful Leyland makes a fitting partner to last months RTL.