Chasewater Railway Museum
Temporary Addition – West Midland Transport single decker bus.
Reg. No. WDA 596T (1978)
This bus usually resides at The Transport Museum, Chapel Lane, Wythall, Worcs, B47 6JX, and is at the Chasewater Railway for welding repairs to the chassis, the engine having been previously overhauled by Chasewater Railway’s engineers.
Although not a museum exhibit, this vehicle is a noteworthy addition in the Heritage Centre.
It is a Leyland Fleetline bus with a Gardner 6LX engine, and the original body – MCW DD. Fleet No.1956
It is now a single decked bus, having been converted from double decker by West Midlands Travel at the Green Lane Depot, Walsall in 1994, and is in WMT livery. This was a project for training mini-bus drivers to learn single deck operation, and there was a surplus of double deckers at the time.