Corporation Transport Fleet No 152, registration No GCM152E Purchased
in 1967, was one of a batch of 15 Leyland Titan PD2/37's delivered
between April and September 1967. They were the last traditional "half
cab", rear entrance buses delivered to Birkenhead; They were the last
vehicles to be supplied to the borough with bodies built by Massey
Brothers of Wigan. They were the only Birkenhead buses fitted with air
brakes instead of the usual vacuum brakes.
With a normal life expectancy of 15 years 152's service life was
shortened due to the urgent need to convert to one man operation. The
bus was disposed of in 1977. Further servoce was seem at Lofty's
coaches of Mickle Trafford being used as a school bus.
In 2000 152 was restored to full working order by the volunteers at
Wirral Transport Museum, supported by a £15,000 Hamilton Quarter
European Grant. The Ovaltine advert is carried in recognition of the
company's contribution of sister exhibit 105.