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TWT120 was a Bristol LS5G with ECW DP41F body, new to West Yorkshire Road Car in December 1957. As was often the case with West Yorkshire express and coach vehicles arriving during the winter, it was stored until entering service in May 1958.
Also typically for West Yorkshire it was subjected to a variety of livery changes during its life; new in red and cream, it was repainted predominantly cream in April 1959, followed by a reversion to red and cream in January 1963 at which time it was also demoted and renumbered SUG 67. In November 1969 it had a final overhaul and repaint, into red with just a cream band as relief. Withdrawn in March 1971 it then had the cream band painted out in green, as illustrated here, and was sold in September 1971 to Norths, dealer, Sherburn in Elmet. From there it passed to Duncan, Thistle Coaches, Doncaster, with whom it is seen here. It has to be said that Thistle was not an unduly high class operator and this bus, together with sister TWT 115 and ex Tilling/West Yorkshire LS6G coach PYO 757 (on the left in this view), were all operated in "as acquired" condition for their time with Thistle. TWT 120 was the lucky one of the trio in that when sold by Thistle to Sykes, dealer, Barnsley in November 1972 it was one of only a few to escape from Sykes' yard and was resold to Carnell, Sutton Bridge, Lincs, with whom it operated for a further 18 months before being finally sold to Hibbins, dealer, Romsey, in June 1974 for scrap.
Photo taken by Trevor Leach, May 1972, Doncaster
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