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Buses In The North East In The 1970s & 1980s
Tuesday 23rd January

Presented by Andrew Beevers

 

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.
 


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