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Last updated: 28 February 2017

 
     
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Replacing some of the older Guys and Regents were a small batch of former City of Oxford Motor Services AEC Regent Vs. These arrived at Hoeford in 1970 as NBC took control. The group consisted of seven similar AEC vehicles with Park Royal H37 / 28R body, although one (No. 67) had Weymann H37 / 28R bodywork. New in 1958 to COMS, four survived with Provincial until 1973 while the other three, including no. 60 (972 CWL) shown here in the yard at Hoeford garage, worked on local routes until 1975. Unusually, these additions to the fleet were not given consecutive fleet numbers because the existing fleet was re-numbered in 1970. Where there were appropriate gaps in the system, these Regents were added so the list became as follows:

60 (972 CWL); 66 (975 CWL); 67 (970 CWL); 68 (976 CWL); 69 (977 CWL); 79 (974 CWL) and 80 (978 CWL). In the re-numbering, for example, 61/2 were former 33/6 (Guy Deutz), 63-65 were Guy Arabs and so on. Even though they were twelve years old when they came, the seven Regents looked very modern in comparison with the local fleet at the time.  

Photo: Clive Wilkin

 
 
 
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On 10 February, 2017 the latest re-branded former Eclipse Volvo B7RLE poses in the yard at Empress Road depot just before leaving for its new home in Weymouth. Only one remains to be re-branded now and it is planned that one - no. 69554 - will be joining the others soon. Photo: John Sherwin

 
 
 
 

NEW VEHICLES

ADL E200MMC (Eclipse)

Fleet Number Reg No Status
67172 YX66 WBJ In Service
67173 YX66 WBL In Service
67174 YX66 WBM In Service
67175 YX66 WBN  In Service
67176 YX66 WBO In Service
67177 YX66 WBP In Service
67178 YX66 WBT In Service
67179 YX66 WBU In Service
67180 YX66 WBV In Service
67181 YX66 WBW In Service
67182 YX66 WBY In Service
67183 YX66 WBZ In Service
67184 YX66 WCA In Service
67185 YX66 WCC In Service
67186 YX66 WCD In Service
67187 YX66 WCE In Service
67188 YX66 WCG In Service
 
 

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