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NTW438M was new as a demonstrator for the Ford Motor Company, a Ford R1014 with a Plaxton Derwent II B45F body.
The destination is Sunderland and the notice in the windscreen seems to say "On hire to Northern". It is recorded as being on loan to Northern in May/June 1975.
Apart from twenty such buses for Midland Red, this was the only one built on a Ford R1014 in 1974.
Photo taken by the late John Boylett, courtesy of John Kaye, 1975, Consett Bus Station
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