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Reading 2, MRD145 was an AEC Regent III 6812A with Park Royal L27/26RD body new in January 1957, upseated to L31/26RD in 1973.
Any variation evident is due to major roof repair after encountering a low bridge in March 1961. 1-4 restarted fleet numbering after previous Regents reached 100, LDP947. Unlike some of its well-known contemporaries with longer lives, 2 was cannibalised for spares from November 1973, it survived to enter Reading Borough Transport stock five months later and was broken up at unknown date.
I was able to sample it in these happier times on route 17 to Tilehurst, possibly my final Regent III journey in stage service. Return was on AEC Reliance 21. VRD21 following on the same route.

Photo taken by Alan Walker, Wednesday 29 September 1971, Broad Street Terminus, Reading

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