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KY9106, originally Bradford 401 and a double-decker AEC Regent with Weymann H27/24R body, was registered for service on 22/2/35. It was withdrawn on 23/10/52 and was selected along with six others from the batch of twenty-five to be cut down to become a grit wagon.
It entered service in this guise in early 1954 and was renumbered as 046 and saw use until 1969. It passed into preservation becoming owned by Bradford Museum Services, which loaned it to Keighley Bus Museum, before it passed to Tony Blackman (Halifax Joint Committee/Yorkshire Heritage) circa 2007. He advertised it for sale in 2013 for £3000 and it was reportedly bought by David Hudson (Aire Valley Transport Collection) in 8/13. It is still at Keighley Bus Museum, but somewhat hidden from public sight, however it was towed outside in 4/13 for a brief period!
It retains its 8850cc diesel engine and two front bays on either side. The Aire Valley Transport Group has an excellent record of putting older vehicles back on the road and KY9106 restored in its present guise would surely be of interest to all.
Photo taken by Peter Hadfield, Sunday 28 April 2019, Keighley Bus Museum
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