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As a tribute marking HM the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Nick Larkin presents an archive photo selection of double and single-deckers with a royal theme.

A silver National. Hartlepool Transport acquired seven Leyland Nationals, SHN 401-407R in 1977. SHN 404R was delivered in Silver Jubilee colours. The operator later bought a batch of Mk2 Nationals (KAJ 214-KAJ 220W), and in 1990 four 1977 examples from Southdown. None of the Nationals bought new survive. Hartlepool Transport was taken over by Stagecoach in 1994. TEESSIDE 500 GROUP
Cleveland Transit ran this 1972 Northern Counties-bodied Daimler Fleetline in silver livery during 1977. TEESSIDE 500 GROUP

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