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Birkenhead 152






Birkenhead 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.


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