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Crosville motor Services Ltd fleet No. ERG52 registration number UFM 52F. This bus is a 1968 Bristol RELL, which was a rear engined low long frame with a Gardner 6LW engine. It's overall length was 36ft with an 18ft 6in wheelbase. Bodywork is by E.C.W with 50 seats.

Between 1968 and 1972 ERG52 was garaged at  Rock Ferry, West Kirby and Liverpool depots.  The bus was then moved to Caernarvon and was a regular on the Cymru Coastliner Service. Subsequently ERG52 was moved to Holyhead from 1975 to 1978 then to mid Wales until being officially withdrawn 13th July 1981.

The bus then passed to Greasby scouts until 1988. From 1988 to 1993 The bus languished on a Heswall farm where it was discovered and then restored by the 201 Bus Group in Birkenhead. ERG52 is now privately owned and forms part of the Birkenhead Heritage Transport collection at Wirral Transport Museum.


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with passengersa
Shore Road


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