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Gloucestershire’s buses in Stroud since the 1900s
2009—7
The coming of the Bristol LS single deck of the mid-1950s marked a significant change to Stroud’s bus services. No longer was it just the Bedford OBs that could be operated by the driver alone. The LS opened up significant one man operated mileage. This bus was a prototype. Note the signifying white steering wheel. General line up including a VR, LH, K, RESL, VR, Foden PVRF6 and second RESL. One of Britain’s best looking coaches (save for the curved fronted ECW bodied Bristol RELH, of course!) is the Plaxton Paramount Elite II seen here on an AEC Reliance chassis of Cottrell’s, Mictheldean, in the Forest. It dates back to 1972 and represents the small number of similarly bodied *Leopards* once operating at Stroud as dual purposes. Preservation is about attention to detail, inside and out. Here on a coving panel is a 1970s advert for express coaches and an information notice plus a small reminder of the hard work put in by members of the Stroud RE Group and their associates.
Stroud Running Days
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