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Sunday 26th July

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Monday 31st August

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Short bodied S.O.S. - CN 4740



Registration Number CN 4740
Chassis S.O.S.
Body Short B34F
Date New 1931
Fleet Number 540
Original Owner Northern General
Acquired for Preservation 1999
Current Status Awaiting Restoration

Historical Information

One of many S.O.S. vehicles operated by Northern in the 1930s, this vehicle was converted to a caravan at
Ellington, Northumberland, in 1950. It was rescued by Beamish Museum in 1972 and donated to NEBPT in 1999.



540 whilst at Ellington - Photos Bob Kell





540 at Beamish - Photo Ian Findlay



Interior views of 540