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In early 1962 Premier Travel bought 10 'White Lady' coaches from Ribble and, later that year, bought another from Reliance of Newbury, whose stage carriage services had been sold to Thames Valley.
DCK212 was numbered 138 although Premier vehicles were known by the digits of their registration number. It was a Leyland PD2/3 with East Lancs FL27/26RD bodywork which was acquired in January 1962 and which, like the others dated from 1950. It was withdrawn in May 1972. Built with only 49 seats, their capacity had been increased by reducing the luggage space downstairs although they retained their lower-deck racks. The vehicle which came via Reliance, however, had not been re-seated and had the same seating capacity, therefore, as the saloons which Premier were buying at the same time!
Replacing the original streamlined embellishments between the decks with advertisements was not an improvement.
Photo taken by Alan Hall, c.1969, Drummer Street Bus Station. Cambridge
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