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

 

Roe bodied Guy Arab III - CBR 539



Registration Number CBR 539
Chassis Guy Arab III
Body Roe H33/25R
Date New 1955
Fleet Number 139
Original Owner Sunderland Corporation
Acquired for Preservation 2004
Current Status Restoration in Progress

Historical Information

This batch of 12 buses were new in 1955 and used on tram replacement service in the Grangetown area.

Cave-Brown-Cave experimental heating was fitted in 1959, the bus was transferred to driver-training fleet in 1968 and was withdrawn in 1972.

It was donated to NEBPT by the 139 group in 2000.



CBR 539 when new



CBR 539 in service prior to Cave-Brown-Cave heating being fitted



CBR 539 numbered 242 prior to withdrawl from service