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Preserved LGOC S433 (XL 8940) and Ensign Bus Co YYR 832 at Showbus - 29 Sep 2019 (P1040697)

Preserved LGOC S433 (XL 8940) and Ensign Bus Co YYR 832 at Showbus - 29 Sep 2019 (P1040697)
Sunday 29 Sept 2019 – Showbus, Hertfordshire County Showground

Strange bedfellows!

Left is preserved former London General Omnibus Company S433 (XL 8940), an AEC S type with LGOC body new in 1921/1922. Originally it ran on solid tyres but was converted to pneumatic tyres circa 1928/1929.

Right is Ensign Bus Company YYR 832, an MCI (Motor Coach Industries) MC-9 new circa 1982 imported to the UK in early Summer 2016 initially registered YND 340X. It wears the Greyhound style colour scheme of the 1980s era and is available for film work and general hire.

New to Kerrville Bus Service, Kerrville, Texas it later passed to Herrera School Buses & Coaches, Albuquerque, New Mexico and finally to Kraftours, Tulsa, Oklahoma where it was assigned fleet number 478.

The latter two businesses still trade under family ownership. Kerrville built up a network of scheduled services across southern Texas in its own right from the 1920s. It formed a close working alliance with Greyhound using their terminals and connecting with their services in a number of Texan cities. In later years it became one of the Coach USA companies.

The MC-9 model was in production from 1978 to 1994 with around 9500 built.

 John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald club
The flag on the MCI bus is the wrong way round. Its canton should be forward, as if it were flying on the bus.
2 years ago.

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