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MVW971 was one of three AEC Regents, this time with Weymann bodies, obtained by Benfleet from Sheffield (their number 100). The others were MVW972 (Sheffield 104) and NPU170 (Sheffield 226). They were reregistered before entering service, hence the relatively late Essex registrations. It is photographed inside Fairfax Drive depot on 8th February 1957, probably in green livery but with Westcliff fleetname and carrying its Eastern National fleet number 1172.
All three survived with Eastern National to 1959.
Photo taken by Brian Pask, Friday 8 February 1957, Fairfax Drive Depot, Southend
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