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RPT128 was an Atkinson BPL745H with Willowbrook B45F bodywork which was new to Venture of Consett in October 1954 as their 168 although it didnít enter service until the following year.
It and sister vehicle 169 were withdrawn in 1966 and sold to J Rowell of Prudhoe in January 1967. Both were withdrawn by Rowell in January 1969 and 168 then passed, in April 1969, to Ted Heslop of Acomb for scrap. It is seen in the Tyne Valley Coaches yard next door.
By coincidence, identical 174 and 176 from the 1955 batch had spent three years with Mid-Tyne Transport/Tyne Valley between 1965 and 1968.
Photo taken by Alan Hall, 1969, AComb, Tyne Valley Coaches depot
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