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Guy Arab III 6LW

Built in 1949

Over the twelfth September 2015, a heritage weekend in Blackburn featured 4 traditional buses operating totally free tours of your city two of these are observed below. Blackburn Company 133 (CBV 433) is a 1948 Man Arab III with Crossley H30/26R body, usually to the Manchester Corporation Fashion but with strange opening windows.

The livery is enhanced with the lining out. Observed driving is Burnley, Colne and Nelson JTC 41 (CHG 541) a Leyland "Tiger" PS2/14 developed as late as 1954. The East Lancs human body was originally rear entrance but was rebuilt in 1958 that has a ahead entrance to permit one-man-operation.

Equally of these buses are owned by Paul and Rachel Fielding, even though the Tiger is operated as aspect of the Cumbria Vintage Coaches fleet.

 

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Guy Arab III 6LW

Formerly of Lothian buses

When Ribble marketed some of its depots to Blazefield Holdings in 2001, two new companies named Burnley & Pendle and Lancashire United were formed. Lancashire United inherited the routes around Blackburn and Accrington including the trunk services (225) Bolton to Clitheroe and (152) Preston to Burnley.

New vehicles were quickly ordered to replace the ageing Ribble buses.

Blazefield vehicles are always extremely well presented, and Lancashire United is no exception. Their Wright bodied Volvos certainly create an excellent impression in Blackburn