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Just prior to NBC service cuts, Ribble route 649 Penrith - Pooley Bridge - Patterdale - Brothers Water is illustrated with Leyland Leopard 496, TCK496 still in correct maroon livery.
It was a PSU3/1R model new in October 1963 with standard BET Marshall B53F body later sold in August 1977 to Camm, Nottingham (75) via a Barnsley dealer.
This wasn't a bus tour at all, but the lakeside O.600 growl must have alterted me to an unexpected photographic opportunity. The bus is overtaking my two-wheeler friends who were and still are enthusiasts, my machine was presumably the pilotless third one. A related route 650 was extended from Brothers Water over the Kirkstone Pass to Windermere in summer.

Photo taken by Alan Walker, Saturday 14 April 1973, Patterdale, Westmorland

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