|The model -
This is one of two 60th Anniversary decorated China Motor Bus Leyland
Olympians set for release on 1st November 2017. This bus has
already been modelled by Buses Model Co. back in 2005 (see L40806). This anniversary was celebrated in 1993.
- LM1 was one of a batch of ten - CMB's last non-air conditioned buses.
These ten vehicles entered service during December 1993. All ten vehicles
were transferred to New World First Bus in September 1998, however, as
part of that Company's policy of withdrawal of non air-con buses, the whole
batch was withdrawn early in 2000.
In July 2000, the batch arrived back in
the UK, having been completely refurbished, repainted and converted to
single door, for operation by First PMT. They were subsequently transferred
to First Manchester, operating mainly on route 17 from Manchester Arndale
Centre to Rochdale.