10 (FBG 910)

DETAILS:

Registration:

FBG 910

Chassis:
Number:

Leyland Titan PD2/40
571367

Body:
Number:

Massey
2268

Layout

H31/28R

New:

Janruary 1958

Current Status:

Restored and in use

 

History

Owned by the 201 Bus Group, this vehicle is simply stored at our premises. Birkenhead 10 entered service in January 1958 with Birkenhead Corporation Transport. It has bodywork by Massey Brothers of Wigan which had been a major supplier of bus bodies to Birkenhead for various chassis since 1931.

 

From 1957 to 1967 Birkenhead had almost totally standardised on the Leyland PD2s with Massey bodywork. Although there were inevitable changes in body design, there where essentially only two external appearances of body.

 

Birkenhead Corporation 10 at the MPTE 40 event - © Paul Gorton 

 

The later design that had a more upright front profile is shown on the Wirral Transport Museum’s Birkenhead 152. In 1969 10 passed to the Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive (MPTE) where it served until February 1974.

 

Although out of public service, 10 then spent a further six years of service in the driver training school. In 1980 Birkenhead 10 became part of the 201 bus preservation society.

 

To read more about what the 201 Bus Group does and other vehicles in their collection you can visit their website, Click here to visit the 201 Bus Group's website.

 

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