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Leeds 290, HUM421, seen in Leeds Central Bus Station, was an A.E.C. O661 Regent with a Roe H31/25R body. It had been built for the 1939 Commercial Motor Show, which was cancelled, and it entered service in March 1940 as number 500, but was renumbered to 290 in November 1949.
It was withdrawn in January 1956, passing to North (dealer), Leeds in December 1956 from where it passed to Robinson, Oulton for spares in October 1957. Robinson fitted the engine to one of his lorries and sold the rest to Johnson (breaker), Churwell in March 1958.

Photo taken by John Kaye, Saturday 30 October 1954, Leeds Central Bus Station

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