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

Presented by Andrew Beevers

 

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 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experimental heating was fitted in 1959, the bus was transferred to driver-training fleet in 1968 and was withdrawn in 1972.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 2004.



CBR 539 when new



CBR 539 numbered 242 prior to withdrawl from service