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News: 1978 Bedford YMT Coach - XNM 820S

Published 26 August 2014, 14:13

Type of Vehicle - Coach
Year Built / Registered - 1978
Body - Duple Dominant
Chassis - Bedford YMT
Reg No. - XNM 820S
Livery / Operator - Two Tone Blue

XNM 820S is a 1978 Bedford YMT with a Duple Dominant 2 53 seat body.

Delivered new to Armchair of London on 03/03/1978 who operated it for only 1 year as was their policy at that time. Lodges of High Easter then bought the coach on 05/03/1979 and operated it daily until 05/04/2009 when I purchased it and drove it to Scotland for preservation.

Lodged had retrimmed the seats in an appropriate period 1970's moquette and I had a respray done into Duple Coachbuilders standard livery of that time using two random shades of blue.

It still has the original working radiomobile radio and in keeping with Armchair's specification has a destination roller on the nearside and an extra microphone socket for the guide at the front seat.

The coach is an ongoing project with most work carried out by myself and ably assisted by friends and family and supported by the unlimited use of Prentice Westwood Coaches Workshop and storage at their depot.

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