MCW (Metro Cammell Weymann) Buses + Metrobus

Metro Cammell Weymann03Travel West Midlands MkII Metrobuses seen in Dudley.

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3-axle Metro Cammell WeymannSuper Metrobus (11 m) owned byKowloon Motor Bus in Hong Kong.
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A double deck Metroliner 400GT with Yorkshire Traction, with a Megabusvehicle behind it

Metro Cammell Weymann (MCW) was once a major player in transportation manufacturing in the UK and Europe. It was formed in 1932 by Weymann Motor Bodies Ltd and Metro Cammell‘s bus bodybuilding division to produce bus bodies.

MCW bus bodies were built in Metro-Cammell’s and Weymann’s factories until 1966 when Weymann’s factory in Addlestone was closed (the Metro-Cammell and Weymann brand names were dropped in the same year). From 1977 MCW also built bus chassis.

In 1989 the Laird group decided to sell its bus and rail divisions. No buyer for the complete group could be found so each product was sold separately. The Metrorider was bought by Optare who relaunched it as the MetroRider; the Metrobus design was bought by DAF(chassis) and Optare (body), who jointly reworked it into the Optare Spectra. The Metroliner design was acquired by Optare though not pursued. The Metrocab was bought by Reliant. Metro-Cammell’s rail division and the Washwood Heath factory went to GEC Alsthom (now Alstom)

Bodies

  • London Transport RLH
  • Orion series
  • London Transport’s DMS body built in partnership with Park Royal throughout the 1970s.
  • West Midland PTE’s standard bus body in the 1970s on both the Daimler/Leyland Fleetline (again built in partnership with Park Royal) and theBristol VR.
  • A generic double deck body range built in the 1970s on Leyland Atlantean and Daimler Fleetline chassis with notable customers being Liverpool Corporation and Tyne & Wear PTE.

Chassis/Complete buses

  • Metroliner – single and double deck coach
    • Metroliner – Semi-integral 4.23 m high double deck coach
    • Metroliner 400GT – integral 4 m high double deck coach
    • Metroliner – Semi-integral 3.2 m high single deck coach
    • Metro Hiliner – Integral 3.4 m high single deck coach

Others

MCW Metrobus

MCW Metrobus
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Preserved West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive MCW Metrobus Mk1 in May 2013
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Arriva Buses Wales Metrobus Lower Saloon Interior
Overview
Manufacturer Metro Cammell Weymann
Body and chassis
Doors 1 to 3
Floor type Step entrance
Powertrain
Engine Gardner 6LXB Gardner 6LXCT Gardner 6LXDT Rolls-Royce Eagle 220 Mk III Cummins LT10 Cummins LTA10-B282
Transmission Voith DIWA851 Voith DIWA851.2 Voith DIWA854 Voith DIWA864G Maxwell
Dimensions
Length 9.7m, 11.0m, 11.3m or 12.0m
Width 2.5m

The MCW Metrobus is a double decker bus model manufactured by Metro Cammell Weymann (MCW) between 1977 and 1989, with over 4,000 examples built. The original MkI model was superseded by the MkII model (which had a symmetrical windscreen) in 1981, although production of the original MkI continued for London Transport until 1985. The Metrobus was conceived as an integral product manufactured completely by MCW, but Alexander and Northern Counties also bodied some examples.

MCW planned to produce a single deck version but this was not to come into production.

United Kingdom

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Travel West Midlands Metrobuses Mk11s in Dudley in April 2006
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Preserved Northern General Transport Company Metrobus MkII in May 2009

In the United Kingdom, the Metrobus was mainly used in the metropolitan areas, especially London and the West Midlands.

London

London Transport purchased 1,440 MkI examples between 1978 and 1985, numbering them M1 to M1440. Two MkII prototypes were delivered to London Transport as M1441 and M1442 in 1984, but there were no further orders. In 1987 and 1988, 14 secondhand Metrobuses were purchased from Greater Manchester PTEWest Yorkshire PTE and Busways. London Transport’s low-cost subsidiary Harrow Buses leased 29 new MkII Metrobuses in 1987, but had to return them to their lessor three years later. London Transport’s Metrobuses were the mainstay of the double decker fleet between 1987 and privatisation in 1994, when most of them passed to seven of the new operators.

MTL bought the London Northern company, with a host of Metrobuses. It acquired more when it took over London Suburban Buses, and including some ex-London examples from its Merseyside operation. Garages were at North Acton, Holloway and Potters Bar. Metroline Northern perations in London dwindled during 2002, with Ms replaced by low-floor buses on most routes. Some clung through 2003 on as deputising on the AEC Routemaster routes, but operation on TfL services ceased in March 2004. Potters Bar was the last outpost, where a handful remained on other services until May 2005; where the Volvo Olympians took over.

London General reached the end with Metrobuses in normal service in February 2003, when Stockwell’s last were withdrawn. This still left a couple for special purposes (M1440 at Sutton and the “spotted cow” liveried M1435). There was still a crowd of white-blouse and grey-skirt training buses too, which were mainly moved out from their comfy homes to the Plough Lane open-air space, to make room for the new larger fleet of low-floor WVLs. There is an open-top MCW Metrobus for use by hire in London General; it was also replaced by the withdrawn NVs that left route 74 with a lurch.

First CentrewestFirst Capital and London United also reached the end with Metrobuses in normal service in 2003.

Arriva London also continued using Metrobuses until these were finally displaced in 2002/03.

Some of the MCW Metrobuses were converted to open-top for use by The Original Tour, which is classed as MB class. These were withdrawn by December 2007, replaced by modernised buses. London Pride Sightseeing also has MCW Metrobuses, but these were sold to Ensignbus.

By 2014, there were no MCW Metrobuses licensed for use in London.

West Midlands

Main article: West Midlands Metrobus

The West Midlands PTE and its successor, West Midlands Travel, also purchased significant numbers of Metrobuses (over 1,100), both MkI and MkII examples. These included five prototype vehicles (allocated to Washwood Heath depot near the MCW factory so they could see the vehicles performance in service) and 50 dual-purpose Metrobuses with high-back seats, purchased in 1986. Many of these buses were converted to normal seated buses and continued in service until November 2008. They were mainly used on limited-stop services. Fourteen guided buses were delivered for route 65 (branded Tracline 65), which was the first guided bus system in UK, although the experiment only lasted a couple of years. All of the 14 guided buses were converted for conventional use.

In early 1995 Marshall Bus of Cambridge were contracted to overhaul all of West Midland Travel’s Metrobus fleet. This was the largest used bus overhaul programme in Europe at the time and Marshalls set up a dedicated business division and staff to handle it. Many unavailable parts had to be sourced and made to original patterns by the Marshall procurement team. A production line was established in one of Marshall’s aircraft hangars and anything up to 30 Metrobuses could be found in work at some stage along the line. Duration of refurbishment of each bus was usually 2-3 per week. No powerline items were included with the result that original engines were simply put back in the overhauled buses as they were. This had the effect that as the vehicles were driven from the West Midlands to Marshalls at Cambridge and driven back once completed, they frequently broke down. Over 600 mainly MkII metrobuses were overhauled and the contract ended abruptly in 1999 due to lack of confidence in Marshall Bus over delays with WMT orders for their new single deck buses. As a result of the unique experience gained by Marshall Bus on the Metrobus programme, they won a similar contract to overhaul Transport for London AEC Routemasters starting in 1999.

The last public service ran the 1 service from Birmingham Town Hall to Acocks Green Village, arriving back at Acocks Green Garage at 15:25 on 24 July 2010 and was bus 2903 C903FON. A Metrobus Farewell event was held at Acocks Green on that day and all three of the last Metrobuses were operated, these were 2832, 2903 & 2988 (B832AOP, C903FON & E988VUK). All cash fares taken on the day were donated to Cancer Research UK.

The Green Bus still operate various former Harrow Buses MkII and former National Express West Midlands Mk-IIA Metrobuses on both school services and commercial services.

South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) purchased over 100 examples between 1981 and 1985. The SYPTE standard fully sprung seats were fitted along with 20 MkIIs having coach seats for express work. The vehicles were noted for quick acceleration although had distinctive engine noise and were rust prone around the engine bay.

The Metrobus also found sales to National Bus Company companies prior to privatisation, Maidstone & District Motor Services and Northern General Transport Company purchased significant numbers.

Hong Kong

Early introductions

In Hong Kong, the China Motor Bus (CMB) introduced 12 Metrobuses (MC1-MC12) in 1978 for its luxury coach services (which covered the routes between Repulse BayStanley and theCentral District). Within a year, MCW produced an 11-metre 2-axle version of Metrobus. Only 40 were produced all for CMB as MB1-MB40 in 1978/79. The MB class were allocated mostly on express and cross-harbour services. Both batches of CMB Metrobuses had MkI bodies.

1980s

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Preserved China Motor BusMetrobus MkII ML1 in George Street, Sydney in January 2007
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Kowloon Motor Bus 3-axle MCW Metrobus MkII (11m)

In 1981, MCW produced prototypes of 3-axle, 12-metre long “Super-Metrobuses”. Two were purchased by CMB as ML1-ML2 and three by Kowloon Motor Bus as M1-M3, later renumbered 3M1-3M3. All were bodied with MCW MkII bodies. CMB purchased a further 82 (ML3-84) between 1983 and 1988, while KMB purchased 80 2-axle Metrobuses (M1-M80, with MkII bodies) between 1983 and 1985.

While KMB was not interested in the 12-metre version Super-Metrobuses, they did express their interest in an 11-metre 3-axle version (the CMB 11-metre version Metrobuses were 2-axle) with 254 11-metre 3-axle Metrobuses (S3M1-254) purchased between 1986 and 1989. Fifty of these buses were fitted with Cummins engines, and another one (later numbered S3M145) was originally fitted with a prototype air-conditioner, but this proved unreliable and was subsequently removed.

Between 1987 and 1989, Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) also purchased 59 2-axle Metrobuses for their feeder bus services. 39 of them (101-139) were brand new with MkII bodies, while another 20 (140-159) were second-hand buses purchased from South Yorkshire PTE) with MkI bodies.

Argos Bus purchased 6 Metrobuses for their non-franchised routes and private hire services between 1988 and 1989. They were from the same batch as those bought second-hand by KCRC.

KMB purchased eight further 2-axle Metrobuses (M81-M88) in 1989. These buses were fitted with Cummins LTA10-B282 (282 hp) engines and Voith D864G 4-speed gearbox, and were used on the hilly KMB Route 51 (between Tsuen Wan and Kam Tin, climbing Tai Mo Shan along its way). Later KMB fitted some of its older Metrobuses with Cummins engines, in order to avoid excess damage to buses running the hilly route.

Withdrawal

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The Original Tour MCW Super Metrobus 12m MkII in London in June 2011

The MkI second-hand Metrobuses were the first to be withdrawn, and all of them have now been scrapped. Many of the KCRC ones were loaned to Citybus for few years before final withdrawal.

CMB removed its MC-class Metrobuses from the luxury routes after introducing Dennis Darts for the service in 1991, preserving the seating layout. These Metrobuses were allocated to non-luxury routes in the Southern District, Hong Kong, as well as route 13 serving the “Mid-levels“. Although CMB was the first to introduce Metrobuses, it withdrew only 3 of them (all were accident victims) before the end of its franchise in August 1998. Its earliest Metrobuses were 20 years old at that time. New World First Bus purchased all the remaining CMB Metrobuses and Super-Metrobuses when it took over most of the CMB routes, and converted 3 MC-class Metrobuses to training buses. In 2000, the last of the MCW Metrobuses were de-registered, briefly exported to The Original TourBig Bus Company or Australia. Some of the MCW Metrobuses were brought back to The Original Tour in the year 2006. As of 2013, the last of the examples from United Kingdom were withdrawn. For Australia, there is a bunch of space for preserved buses from Hong Kong.

KMB allocated its 3 Super-Metrobuses to the New Territories for many years. For example, they were serving on route 61A (which connected Tuen Mun and Yuen Long new towns) right before the KCR Light Rail took over the services. After that, they were seen on route 36A (which connected a public housing estate in Kwai Chung to a ferry pier) until the route’s decline in the mid-1990s. They spent a few further years as spare buses before being withdrawn from passenger service in 1996 and converted to training buses. They were finally sold and scrapped in 2001.

KMB started to withdraw its 2-axle Metrobuses in 1997. Some of them had their chassis damaged due to the fatigue caused during their service on the Tai Mo Shan KMB Route 51, which climbed to the highest altitude achievable by buses in Hong Kong. These were withdrawn by 2003. The 11-metre 3-axle Metrobuses in KMB were not withdrawn until summer 2002.

KCRC also started to withdraw their Mark II Metrobuses in the early 2000s. The last 2-axle Metrobus in Hong Kong (KCRC 134) was withdrawn in October 2005.

The last Metrobus in Hong Kong (KMB fleet number S3M233, license no. EH8559) ceased operation on 8 May 2007. As of mid-2011, no more Metrobuses were licensed and in use in Hong Kong.

End of production

Production of the Metrobus ceased in 1989 with the financial collapse of MCW. The last Metrobus built was West Midlands Travel 3121, it had a message from the builders stating that it was the last one built by MCW and signed by the staff on the inside of the roof.

The Metrobus design was purchased by Optare in 1990, which had recently joined the United Bus group with DAF Bus. Despite owning design and production rights, the two companies heavily reworked the design to produce a new vehicle, the DAF DB250 based Optare Spectra, which was launched in 1991 and ceased production in late 2005.

1935 AEC Regent new to Leeds as number 161 with an MCCW H30-26R body 1936 AEC 664T with Metro-Cammell H40-30R body 1936 Midland Red FEDD 1742, BHA303 with an MCCW H30-26F body 1936 Trent FEDD carries an MCCW body 1936 Trolley met MCW body lt260a 1936 Trolleybus met MCW body 1936. A BMMO FEDD with MCCW body 1937 Daimler COG5 with Metro-Cammell H30-24R 1938 London H1 class Trolleybus 796, ELB796, one of 160 in the class MCCW 1938 London Transport 898, ELB898, an H1 MCCW 1939 Birmingham City Transport M.C.C.W. bodied Daimler COG5 1939 Leyland TD6c with an M.C.C.W. H28-24R body 1940 AEC Renown with MCCW H32-32R body 1940 Daimler COG5 - Metro Cammell H28-26R 1940 Daimler COG5 4266, GNC61, with Metro Cammell H28-26R 1944 Metro Cammell-Crossley H28 26R body 1946 Birch Bros K183, HLY483 was a Leyland PD1 with a Birch L28-25F body. It was rebodied in 1956 with an MCCW H30-26R body 1946 Leyland PD1 with an M.C.C.W. H30-26R body 1946-7 of ten Leyland PD1s with Birch L28-25F bodies. Seven of them received new MCCW H30-26R bodies in 1956-7 1947 Leyland PD1-3 with a Metro Cammell H32-26R body 1948 BUT 9641T with Metro-Cammell body H40-30R body 1948 Guy Arab III with an MCW 35 seat body 1948 Guy Arab III with MCW 35 seat rear entrance body 1948 Leyland PD1 with MCCW H28-26R body 1948 London Transport 1768, HYM768, a 1948 BUT 964T161 with MCW bodywork 1949 Daimler CVG6, one of eighty-seven with Metro-Cammell H30-24R body 1949 Leyland Comet Truck Tiger MCW Olympic Bus Brochure wq669-O1XU5S 1949 Leyland PD1-3 with Metro-Cammell H33-26R body 1950 B.M.M.O. S12 with a Metro-Cammell B44F body 1950 BMMO S6 Midland Red MCW Bus Photo wk2595-HPYEB3a 1950 BMMO-MCW S10 1950 Bristol K6G had not been bodied until July 1952 fitted with a 1940 Metro Cammell FH32-28R body ex-Birmingham trolleybus 83. 1950 Daimler CVG5 156, FEA156 with a Metro-Cammell B35R body 1950 Guy Arab IV with a Metro Cammell body 1950 Leyland Birmingham Tiger with MCW body 1950 Leyland Olympic that was delivered to King Alfred Motor Services in Winchester 1950 1951 A.E.C. 9821LT Regal IV with a Metro-Cammell B39F body 1951 BUT 9641T with Metro-Cammell body H40-30R body 1951 Daimler CVG6 FRJ511, ex Salford City Transport, with a Metro-Cammell body 1951 King Alfred's Leyland MCCW Olympic 1951 Leyland PD2-1 with Metro Cammell H30-26R body 1951 Leyland Titan PD2-1 with Metro-Cammell H30-26R bodywork 1951 Leyland Titan PD2-3 with MCW bodywork. 1951 Two Newcastle But trolleys Metro-Cammell body H40-30R body 1952 A.E.C. 9821LT Regal IV with a Metro-Cammell B39F body 1953 A.E.C. 9821LT Regal IV with a Metro-Cammell B39F body 1953 Metro-Cammell H30-25R bodied Guy Arab IV 1954 AEC MCW Aurora Double Decker Bus Brochure Weymann wp4815-PKC3G8 1954 Daimler CVG6K - Metro Cammell H32-28R 1954 Edinburgh Corporation Transport - line up of new Leyland Titan PD2-20 buses, with MCW bodywork, 1954 1954 Leyland MCW Arcadian Worldmaster Bus Brochure wk8694-9E49QB 1954 Leyland MCW Olympian Transit Bus Brochure & Specs wk3586-ZLNAZP 1954 Leyland PD2-12 with an MCW body 1954 Leyland PD2-20 with Metro-Cammell H33-29R body 1954 Leyland Titan PD2-20 LFS454 with a Metro-cammell Orion body 1954 MCW Jason Leyland Bus Brochure wj8672-EWMNN1 1954 Metro Cammell H37-26RD body. It was a B.M.M.O. D7 1954 Paul Street bus station circa 1960 Left is a 1958 Leyland PD2-40 chassis and MCW body at the old Paul Street bus station 1955 Leyland Atlantean and was a PDR1 model with Metro Cammell H37-24RD bodywork 1955 Leyland Titan PD2-13 with Metro-Cammell H33-28RD body 1955 Leyland Titan PD2-20 built in 1955 with Metro-Cammell H34-29R bodywork 1956 158343437 metropolitan-cammell-weyman-mcw-bus-coach-body-sales- 1956 A E C Regent V MD3RV with Metro-Cammell bodywork. 1956 AEC Reliance with an MCW B44F body 1956 Leyland Titan PD2 with Metro-Cammell H63R body 1956 Leyland Titan PD2-12 with Metro-Cammell H33-28R bodywork 1956 Leyland Titan PD2-12 with Metro-Cammell Orion H36-30R body 1957 cibeles1957vh5 1957 Leyland Titan PD2-12 with MCW body KCH101, of 1957 alongside former Edinburgh Leyland Titan PD2-20 also with MCW body, LFS466. 1957 Leyland Titan PD2-20 MCW Orion H34-29R new in 1957 1957 Leyland Titan PD2-20 with an MCW Orion body 1957 Leyland Titan PD3-4 with Metro-Cammell H31-35F body 1958 670121pq1pz3 1958 cascorro1958sl9 1958 Daimler CVG6 with Metro-Cammell H33-27R body 1958 Leyland Titan PD3-4 with Metro-Cammell H41-32R bodywork. 1958 Leyland Titan PD3-4 with Metro-Cammell Orion H41-32R bodywork 1959 AEC Regent V 2LD3RA built in 1959 with Metro-Cammell H39-31F bodywork 1959 Leyland Atlanteans delivered to Ribble. Delivered in November 1959 it had an M.C.C.W. H44-34F body 1959 Leyland Atlanteans with Metro-Cammell H78F bodies 1959 Leyland Titan PD3-1 with Metro Cammell H40-32F body 1960 AEC Regent V with an MCW body 1960 AEC Regent V with MCCW H40-32F body 1960 Birch Brothers MCW Orion bodied PD2 at Luton in 1964 CONFIDENCE1 1960 Daimler CVG6 with Metro-Cammell H33-27R body. 1960 Leyland Atlantean PDR1-1 with MCW body 1960 Leyland PDR1-1 Atlanteans with Metro-Cammell H44-33F body 1961 Leyland PD3A-1 with Metro Cammell H41-33R body 1961 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1-1 with MCW body 1961 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1-2 with Metro-Cammell B41F bodywork ww1271 1961 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1-2 with Metro-Cammell DP41F body 1962 Daimler CVG6 with MCCW H37-28R body 1962 Leyland Titan PD3A-1 with Metro Cammell H39-31F body 1963 Daimler CVG6 with Metro Cammell body 1963 Leyland Atlantean PDR1-1 with MCW 74 seat boywork 1963 Leyland Atlantean PDR1-1 with Metro-Cammell H43-33F bodywork 1963 Leyland Atlanteans with MCW bodywork 1964 Leyland PD2-37 with a Metro Cammell H37-28R body 1964 Metro-Cammell H40-30F bodied AEC Regent V 2D3RA 1965 Bedford VAL14 with MCW Topaz II C52F bodywork 1965 Leyland Atlantean PDR1-1 with MCW bodywork and Lancs United 43, 543RTB, a 1961 Guy Arab IV also with MCW bodywork 1965 Leyland Atlantean PDR1-1 with Metro-Cammell H45-32F body 1966 Liverpool Leyland Atlantean L819, FKF819D, an MCW body 1967 A E C Swift MP2R with Metro-Cammell B37D+30 dual entrance bodywork bd3663a 1967 A E C Swift MP2R with Metro-Cammell B37D+30 dual entrance bodywork 1967 Bedford VAM with a rare MCW Metropolitan coach body 1967 Bedford VAM with MCW bodywork 1967 Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with MCW H43-31F bodywork 1967 Leyland Panther PSUR1-1R 87, GND87E, with MCW B40D bodywork 1967 Leyland Panther PSUR1-2R with Metro-Cammell C44F bodywork 1967 Leyland Titan PD3A-12 with MCW body 1967 MCW Metropolitan C45F bodied Bedford VAM5 1968 AEC Swift MP2R with MCW B48D body 1968 AEC Swift with MCW 48 seat bodywork a 1968 AEC Swift with MCW 48 seat bodywork 1968 Bristol RELL6G with Metro-Cammell B47D body a 1968 Bristol RELL6G with Metro-Cammell B47D bodywork 1968 Ford R192 with MCW Metropolitan C45F bodywork 1968 Leyland Panther PSUR1A-1R with Metro-Cammell-Weymann B47D bodywork 1968 Leyland Panther PSUR1A-1with MCW bodywork. 1968 Leyland Panthers with MCW body 1968, Leyland Panther PSUR1A-1s with MCW bodywork 1969 AEC Merlin 4P2R with Metro-Cammell B25D bodywork 1969 Bedford VAM70 with MCW Metropolitan C45F body 1969 Leyland Panther PSUR1A-1 with Metro-Cammell B47D+24 body 1969 MCW leylandexmadrid908copiayr6 1969 MCW UK 1969 Scania BR111MH with Metro Cammell Weymann B42D body 1970 AEC Swift with MCW B33D+34 body 1972 Daimler Fleetline with MCW body 1972 Metro-Scania BR111MH with Metro-Cammell B40D bodywork 1974 Daimler Fleetline MCW H44-24D 1975 Daimler Fleetline MCCW, ex-London Transport DMS194 1987 MCW Metro Double Decker Tour Bus Brochure Cummins wo5189-X3V9BH 1987 MCW Metro Highliner Tour Bus Brochure Cummins wo5187-78FR9P 11950 Daimler CVG6D with Metro-Cammell H28-26R body 158310357_metropolitan-cammell-weyman-mcw-bus-coach-body-sales- 158343431_metropolitan-cammell-weyman-mcw-bus-coach-body-sales- AOW3902_leyland_olympic APOLLO OMNIBUS MCW LEYLAND ROYAL TIGER BUS COACH SALES BROCHURE 1956 Cardiff Bus MCW MetroRider Es el que lleva el 518 de la EMT (el de OMO lava más blanco), con lo que creo que podemos suponer que su carrocería también era MCW f01xr4 f02fz6 GM Buses MCW Metrobus images Leicester City Transport Scania MCW 136 when new Leyland Royal Tiger Worldmaster LERT 1-1 MCW Leyland Titan OPD2 MCW Orion leylandteruel1ab6 M1 M723nf MCW 5022qp3 MCW 55163 MCW am0547biseq7 MCW am0548bisze0 MCW Aurora Bus body manufacturer brochure MCW B460WHJ Alder Valley Metroliner with C51F body MCW bodied AEC Merlin London Country MCW bodied chassisless Leyland Olympian single-decker 521-CTF.Warstone MCW D702NWG Yorkshire Traction Metrobus with DPH43-29F body MCW DD Leyland am0540zu4 MCW doubledeck bus MCW emtleylabg8381re3 MCW Evolution Thames Travel 1257 MCW images MCW in Manchester DD MCW in Manchester MCW JNA-404.Manchester MCW Leyland am0542bisdk2 MCW Leyland am0546ul1 MCW Leyland bus [link] several times in Montevideo, Uruguay, MCW Leyland Olympic ntc232-lr MCW Leyland Worldmaster traval1021df0 MCW Metrobus buses 276 (FUT36V) and FUT38V MCW Metrobus Ensign MCW Metrobus Hong Kong a MCW Metrobus Hong Kong MCW Metroliner Yorkshire Traction MCW Metroliner MCW Metrorider ad MCW Metrorider MCW Orion Lightweight bus body - sales brochure issued by Metropolitan-Cammell-Weymann, 1956 MCW Super Metrobus (ex City Sightseeing Adelaide, ex New World First Bus CM8935 No. ML1, ex China Motor Bus CM8935 No. ML1). MCW MCW-ad 2 Merseyside-PTE-MCW-Leyland-Panther-FKF914G-Colour-Bus MR_LCNW MXX-21_thumb Northern MCW Metrobus C 771 OCN A line up of six former Tyneside buses Pat4858 Rochdale Corporation bus 220 AEC Regent III Weymann GDK 720 in Rochdale, Lancashire 7 March 1964 sevilla3jq4 Strathclyde Buses MCW Metrobus MB68 G406OGD and MCW Metrorider M115 E55LBK (MYC1974) This MCW Apollo body is mounted on a Leyland Royal Tiger chassis and is bound for Jamaica trolebs0276bisrc2 West_Yorkshire_PTE_bus_Scania_Metropolitan_Metro_Cammell,_Bradford,_26_July_1975

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