This vehicle was new to Ipswich Borough Transport in 1976 and
registered MRT 6P, with the chassis being a Leyland Atlantean AN68 with
bodywork by Leyland subsidiary Charles Roe of Leeds. It was one of the
second batch of Atlanteans and was initially painted inbright cream 'Pickup' livery (named after the then manager, George Pickup) - designed to signify a ‘one man operated’ bus.
|Acquired by the Museum:||1994|
|Current State:||As withdrawn; on display in the museum|
Another colour scheme was introduced in 1980 by Mr. B J C Moore, and No.6 was an early recipient of the green and cream livery still worn today by several buses in the current fleet.
Ipswich Buses kindly restored the original colour scheme in December 1993, shortly before the vehicle was acquired by the museum. No.6 was withdrawn in May 1994 and passed to the Museum. The vehicle is currently on display in the condition it was presented to the museum in 1994 and was used by the museum for the first time in 2010. Some minor conservation work has been undertaken, as well as fitment of original two-way radio equipment and ticket machine.