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Ex-Citybus Leyland Victory Mk 2 tow truck
No. 05 arrives in the UK - February 2019
 
Dave Rogers, the UK's leading preservationist of Hong Kong buses, announced on 28th February 2019 that he had
 acquired former Citybus Leyland Victory Mk 2 converted tow truck No. 05 (GU 9585).

 
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Photograph taken at Southampton Docks
Courtesy and copyright of Dave Rogers,

 
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The above photographs show the vehicle boarding the vessel "Morning Lena" on 15th December 2018 which travelled via Korea, Eygypt, Greece. Italy, Tunisia, Portugal, Ireland, Sweden and Germany before arriving in Southampton Docks on 26th February 2019.

All the above photographs are courtesy and copyright of Terence Tong.



This vehicle began it's life as a double-deck bus with New Lantao Bus and was first registered on 3rd July 1981, being allocated fleet no. LD4 and registered CN 9992. It was one of four such vehicles delivered new to the company between May and September 1981. She received the standard red/yellow livery.
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The only model of LD4 is this 1/110 scale release from Tiny, which depicts the bus on route 5 to Shek Pik - click on the image to visit the model page.

In August 1993 she was one of ten Leyland Victory Mk2s that were sold to Citybus and she became fleet no.38.

It is believed that she was retired 1n 1997, along with the remaining Leyland Victory Mk 2s. Four of these vehicles were converted for engineering use - No. 36 (CN2611) became a tree-lopping vehicle whilst the others, Nos. 38, 44 and 45 became tow trucks.


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Photographs courtesy and copyright of
 China Motor Bus Memorial Page
   
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A resin model of the converted vehicle in Citybus livery was released back in 2002
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The China Motor Bus Memoriable Page features an excellent article and photographs - just follow this link  
 

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This page last updated Friday, 1st March 2019
 
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