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United Counties 272, ORP272F, a 1968 Bristol RELH6G with ECW body.
In 1980 a group of GMT staff and their families used a GMT Leopard/ECW coach to attend the Green Line Golden Jubilee event at Crawley. On the return journey the windscreen wipers started to play up in heavy rain on the M1. We pulled off the motorway and went to the LCBS depot at Watford where a repair was effected, unfortunately after a few miles they failed again so we pulled off again and went to the UCOC depot at Luton. Unable to satisfactorily repair them, eventually the garage staff lent us this RE coach to return to Stockport in, much to the delight of the enthusiasts in the party. Here the UCOC coach is about to start its long run back south the following morning.

Photo taken by the late Patrick Keeley, Monday 14 July 1980, Charles Street Depot, Stockport

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