Leyland National Mk1 B49F
New to London Transport LS274 03/1979
LN 10351A/2R 0578
YYE274T was new to London Transport in 1979 as LS274 carrying their Royal Red livery with LT Bullseye logo, yellow front entrance doors and a set of centre exit doors. In February 1987 LS274 was sold to Eastbourne Buses, painted blue and cream , she remained in Eastbourne until November 1990 when sold for scrap to Ripley’s in Barnsley.
Luckily in that same month 274 was saved and purchased by Chase Coaches, and converted to single door. Here 274 initially operated in previous owners’ livery with Chase branding until re-paint in 1992. 274 served with Chase until 2007 with a grand 16 years service under its belt with this operator.
Sold to New Farm Produce in 2007 & painted military green 274 remained here as staff transport until 2013.
It was then purchased by The Big Lemon & eventually Oliver Fosker for preservation in 2014.
Restored into tribute to the privatised Eastern Counties livery 274 has been active on the rally scene and placed for sale in 2019 when purchased by Ryan Charlton & Wesley Tierney.
In 2020/2021 both Ryan & Wesley forged on with some lighter restoration work on LN274 including over hauling the braking system etc, but in 2021 was offered to us as a group to purchase.
In late August 2021 LN274 passed into the ownership of the group & moved into dry store.
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