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Open Top to the Seaside
Tuesday 25th July

North East Festival of Transport
Saturday 29th July to
Sunday 30th July

At the Recreation Ground and Cliffe Park

Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display
Monday 28th August

At the Recreation Ground


MCCW bodied Leyland Atlantean - KBB 118 D

Registration Number KBB 118 D
Chassis Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 Mk II
Body M.C.C.W. O44/34F
Date New 1966
Fleet Number 118
Original Owner

Newcastle Corporation

Acquired for Preservation 2006
Current Status Awaiting Restoration
Historical Information

Delivered to Newcastle Corporation Transport in 1966 as fleet number 118. Batch consisted of 27 vehicles, 106 to 133 (KBB 106D to KBB 133D).

Transferred to Tyneside PTE on 1st January 1970.

Rebuilt to O44/34F in May 1974 for use at South Shields.


Painted in a special Black & White striped livery for Newcastle United, 1974.

Painted in a special livery for Newcastle Festival 1974, still sporting 118 fleet number.

Renumbered 218 in July 1974.

Painted in a special Livery for Newcastle Festival in 1976.

Painted in a special Livery to commemorate The Olympians of Gateshead, at Montreal Olympics in 1976.

Painted into Silver Jubilee livery in 1977, the following year painted in a special commemorative livery to mark “100 years of Public Transport on Tyneside”.

Renumbered 1218 in May 1978.

Repainted in a special blue livery to publicise the coastal service in 1984.

Withdrawn and sold to Galway Tours, High Ryan, Moycullen, Co. Galway, date unknown (c.2000). Operated on sightseeing tours in Galway, Ireland, with registration number ZV 1510. Last operated April 2004.

Galway Tour Leaflet

Donated to NEBPT by Galway Tours owner, Michael Healy, Castlegar, Galway, Ireland, August 2006.