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Safe and still in Sussex, 1929 Southdown Leyland TD1 UF 4813 has joined the Amberley Museum-based Southdown Heritage Trust. AMBERLEY MUSEUM

A former member of the Stagecoach heritage fleet has found a secure new home, reports Nick Larkin

A 1929 Leyland Titan TD1 double-decker sold after more than 90 years with Southdown and successor Stagecoach makes its show debut as part of a trust collection based at Amberley Museum on Sunday 30 April. The bus, UF 4813, will be a star attraction at the museum’s Spring Bus Show, which features resident and visiting vehicles.

The TD1 was among 11 heritage vehicles advertised for sale by Stagecoach last year. Many people were relieved to see the bus pass to the Southdown Omnibus Trust, which has a unique collection of prewar vehicles new to the legendary Sussex operator. Some of the buses are used to carry visitors around the 46 acre site.


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