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Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display
Monday 26th August
Time 10:00 AM
At the Recreation Ground

 

Park Royal bodied Leyland Atlantean - JFT 228N



Registration Number JFT 228N (Formerly RCN 111N)
Chassis Leyland Atlantean AN68/1R
Body Park Royal O43/34F
Date New 1974
Fleet Number 3285
Original Owner Gateshead & District
Acquired for Preservation 2006
Current Status Awaiting Restoration

Historical Information

Originally registered RCN 111N it entered service in 1974 with Gateshead & District, although legally owned by Northern General. It was transferred into the Northern General fleet in 1974 as fleet number 211N.

In 1986 it was converted to open top (O43/34F), based at Percy Main depot and used for many years on North Shields Ferry Landing to Whitley Bay open top summer services.





RCN 111N at North Shields Ferry Landing on service 333

It was later sold and used on a Whitby tour and re registered KKH 372N



This vehicle was acquired by the NEBPT from Durham Travel, where it had been parked out of use for a few years.

We couldn’t retrieve the original registration as it was transferred to a car, but we were able to get another registration sympathetic to our area.