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Members Vehicles in the Collection:

Bedford OB no.31 (EHV65).
  • Built 1951 for East Ham Borough Council with Duple 29-seat bus body
  • Withdrawn in the early 1970s and sold for preservation
  • No restoration work was undertaken until acquired by its previous owner in 1984
  • Later moved to Broad Street where the running units and brakes were overhauled
  • Repainted into the livery of local operator Hants and Sussex which once operated vehicles of this type

  • EHV65

    AEC Regent III 9613A no.42 (AHC442).
  • Built 1951 for Eastbourne Corporation with Bruce Coachworks 56-seat double deck body
  • Withdrawn 1971 and sold to the Eastbourne-based Eastbourne Regent Preservation Group for preservation
  • Set aside after suffering a cracked engine block in 1981
  • Moved to Broad Street in 1996 and once again restored to running order using a replacement engine

  • AHC442

    Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 no.236 (BBK236B).
  • Built 1964 for for Portsmouth Corporation with Metro Cammell 76-seat double deck body
  • Converted to one man operation in 1976
  • Passed to a Hemel Hempstead based coach operator in 1980
  • Withdrawn 1987 and sold for preservation
  • Acquired by current owners in 1994
  • Restoration work since then has involved relining the brakes, replacing the lower panel work, restoring the destination apertures to their original layout, renewing much of the interior wiring and upper deck flooring, replacing engine mountings, and finally undertaking a complete repaint inside and out.

  • BBK236B

    Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 no.190 (TBK190K)
  • Built 1971 for Portsmouth Corporation with Seddon Pennine 40-seat dual door single deck body
  • Fitted with towing hook for use, when required, on the service between The Hard Interchange and the Continental Ferry Port for which a number of luggage trailers were acquired from British Airways
  • Withdrawn in 1982 and sold for preservation to its current owners

  • TBK190K

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    CPPTD is a constituent of the Working Omnibus Museum Project Ltd, a registed educational charity no. 10204111.