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In April 1974 on the formation of the West Yorkshire PTE, the Bradford City Transport fleet was renumbered by the addition of 2000 to the fleet number. Initially renumbering used the traditional gold transfers until the supplies of number 2 ran out after which many buses were carefully signwritten with gold paint in the correct style but without black edging. This practice soon ceased however and once supplies of the Halifax style numbers were available many blue buses received white (and in some cases black) small front numbers.
In April 1974 Bradford 198, 6198KW, a Metro Cammell bodied AEC Regent V is signwritten with the gold number 2 in the yard at Ludlam Street depot. 2198 lasted until 1976 passing in March of that year to Paul Sykes before seeing further service with Carters of Litcham (Norfolk) an operator that still exists today running coaches. Finally withdrawn by Carters in 1980 the bus passed through three dealers and was scrapped by Askins in Barnsley in May 1981.
Photo taken by Ken Aveyard, April 1974, Ludlam Street Depot
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