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Heritage buses to be preserved by new Trust

26 March 2012

Heritage buses to be preserved by new Trust

The FirstGroup Heritage Trust has been set up to restore and preserve historic vehicles belonging to First Group Transport.

A range of historic buses dating from the 1930s onwards are to be preserved by a new Trust set up by FirstGroup Transport. The FirstGroup Heritage Trust is currently restoring four buses, including a 1960s Daimler and a 1930 Albion. More vehicles will be restored from across FirstGroup's holdings around Britain.

Trust secretary Joe Mackie said: 'It's important we protect and preserve our heritage vehicles. In Aberdeen, for example, our 1930s Albion bus has a rich and varied history - to condemn it to the scrapheap or consider selling it would be a great loss. In setting up the trust, vehicles with historical significance such as the Albion are protected. There are a number of buses throughout our operations in the UK that we will take ownership of, and subsequently restore and preserve them.'

The Trust's first four vehicles are currently on display at the Grampian Transport Museum.

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