Atlantean hits 50

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Delaine’s Leyland Atlantean, seen at Rippingale, is now 50 years old. STEVEN KNIGHT

A member of the ever-popular Delaine heritage fleet will see its 50th birthday this year. Nick Larkin reports

A well-known preserved bus will star at an event as part its 50th birthday celebrations. Delaine Heritage Trust’s Northern Counties-bodied Leyland Atlantean AN68 (ACT 540L) will have a starring role at this year’s spring running day on 22 April, and will be giving rides between the Delaine Bus Museum, Bourne town centre and Rippingdale. The Atlantean will also travel between Bourne and Market Deeping along a section of route where it spent the majority of its 28-year working life. The event will take place from 0900 until 1645hrs, with entry to the museum costing £7.


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