No. 197 – DNH 197 “Daimler CVG6 with Park Royal Roe H30/26R body.”
Not for this weekend, but maybe in the future? Can you help?
One for the road? We hope so!
Under the care of Northampton Transport Heritage is former Northampton Corporation 197 – DNH 197 a 1953 Daimler CVG6 with Park Royal Roe H30/26R bodywork. The bus was one of 5 (Nos 195-199) that broke with Northampton tradition by having a metal body framework built at Park Royal in London before the bus was driven to Leeds for Roe to panel and fit out the vehicle. The bus bears a close resemblance to the famous London RT bus that was bodied by Park Royal. No. 197 has not been used for many years and some major works are needed to return it to the road. These include an engine rebuild, new staircase, tyres, batteries and repainting. We have recently acquired a set of Northampton seats to replace non-standard seats that had been installed. We are actively raising funds for work to restore the bus and all donations are gratefully received, You can donate through PayPal using the button below!