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ECW bodied Bristol Lodekka - THN 263F
Update - 15th May 2011THN 263 F arrived back in the North East on Friday 13th May.Historical InformationFormer United Automobile Services ECW bodied Bristol Lodekka THN 263F (L263) has been secured for preservation from Belgium by the NEBPT.This vehicle was new to United in 1968 working from Scarborough depot. In May 1971 it was transferred from Scarborough to Darlington, then in 1973 it was part of the NBC/SBG vehicle exchange which saw it move to Western SMT.THN 263F awaits shipment at Zeebrugge Docks With a cost of around £4,500 to buy and repatriate this bus to the North East, NEBPT needs your help.
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Photographs courtesy of Ian Findlay and Barend Golverdingen.United Automobile Services ECW bodied Bristol Lodekka THN 263F inScarborough on its first day of service in June 1968 - Photo David Hunt.United Automobile Services ECW bodied Bristol Lodekka THN 263F shortly after arrival at Western Scottish - Photo Dick MowatTHN 263F in her final days at the Western SMT garage, Nursery Avenue,Kilmarnock, circa 1980/1 - Photo Gordon Stirling
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