Longwell Green hadn’t built any buses for over two years when these two Regent Vs appeared, to the surprise of many. More remarkable was that they were of a completely different design to anything they’d built before, as all double-deckers they’d previously constructed with a rear-entrance layout. Nonetheless, they were of an appealing design.
93/94 (GTX 936/937D) entered service in the first few days of 1966 and had AEC Regent V 2MD3RA chassis and Longwell Green H34/26F bodies. They went on to lead unremarkable lives, passing to Taff-Ely in 1974 following local government reorganisation. Like the rest of the Regent V fleet, by the late seventies they spent most of their time on schools services.
They were withdrawn in 1982 (94) and 1983 (93), replaced by the influx of secondhand Atlanteans. Sadly, neither of this unique pair survived into preservation.
© David Beilby