PRESERVED BUSES & COACHES

REG EHO 228
MAKE GUY
MODEL ARAB I
YEAR 1942
BODY Weymann utility.  Rebuilt by Reading & Co of Portsmouth in 1955
OWNER First Hants & Dorset / The Provincial Society
HISTORY

This vehicle was the first Guy Arab to be delivered to the Provincial Bus Company of Fareham, in 1942.  The Weymann body was constructed to wartime specification, but was rebuilt in 1955 by local coach builders, Reading & Co of Portsmouth.  It was withdrawn in 1970 and it was sold to the Maypine Trolleybus Company in November of that year.   It was bought back by Provincial for preservation in 1983.  It is now owned by First Hants & Dorset, in association with the Provincial Society.

 

 

 

Above photos taken at: Provincial Society Bus Rally, Fareham, Hants
Date: 7th August 2011

 

 

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Photographs Mike Smith 2011
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