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Tyne & Wear PTE 658, WTN658H, was a Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with an Alexander H48/30D body. It entered service in January 1970 for the then-new Tyneside PTE.
It is seen on Rail Link service R1 to Tynemouth during the conversion of the Tyneside rail system to Metro operation, the first section of which opened in August 1980. This was taken during an LRTA tour to South Gosforth depot, then accommodating BR dmu's and the yet to enter service Metrocars. I can't remember why I only took a black & white film - it seemed like a good idea at the time!

Photo taken by Paul Haywood, Spring 1980, Central Station, Newcastle

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