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The Trent Motor Traction Company was formed in October 1913 in a joint venture which involved BET, under whose influence Trent was to remain until NBC control in 1969. Serving the area around its watery namesake, Trent was involved in both coach and bus operations and helped in the establishment of revolutionary new vehicles such as the Leyland Atlantean and National.
17201 TRENT Leyland National 11.3m.
The Leyland National has always been a popular vehicle with collectors and this long single door release shows why. On route 75 to Mickleover via City Hospital, fleet number 445 carries adverts for the local classified paper.
AUGUST 1994 RELEASE
16515 TRENT Leyland Atlantean Weymann.
In the traditional livery of red and ivory, this Atlantean carries the Trent fleet name on its upper decks, a feature continued on Trent vehicles up until the NBC takeover. Atlantean 470 (70ACH) is on route 121 to Sileby and carries adverts for Home Ales.
JULY 1995 RELEASE
20701 TRENT AEC Regal III Windover.
The distinctive and elegant half cab design of these post-war vehicles, captured the essence of luxury coach travel when new. Their highly stylised teardrop features and sloping side window design give them the streamlined effect so promoted in design's of the time. 611 (ACH441) is en route to Nottingham.
AUGUST 1996 RELEASE
23701 TRENT Daimler Fleetline Alexander .
One of four purchased in 1969, 533 (VRC533G), is on route 8 to Derby and displays adverts for Shipstones Ales and a local plant hire company.
AUGUST 1997 RELEASE
25202 TRENT Bristol RELL6L ECW.
Carrying Trent's traditional bus livery of red and cream 345 (LRC345K) is on route 113 to Matlock.
OCTOBER 1998 RELEASE
24318 TRENT AEC Reliance Willowbrook BET Standard .
In one of our later livery styles, 399 (RDB808) is on route 4 to Bakewell.
JANUARY 2002 RELEASE
20443 TRENT Bristol VRTSL3 ECW.
825 (URB825S) works route 16 to Mickelover.
APRIL 2008 RELEASE
28006 TRENT Daimler Fleetline MCW DMS.
551 (KUC991P) is in the post de regulation red and silver livery operating route 5 to Allestree.
OCTOBER 2007 RELEASE
29623 MIDLAND GENERAL Leyland Olympian ECW.
Depicted in 1985 celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Midland General Omnibus Co, this Trent Leyland Olympian works route 148 to Mansfield: 714 (B714HVO).
AUGUST 2010 RELEASE
29628 TRENT Leyland Olympian ECW.
721 (C721NNN) on route to Black Orchid.
AUGUST 2012 RELEASE