Ipswich Transport Museum
Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626 and an Accredited Museum, number RD890.
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Leyland Atlantean Bus
Leyland Atlantean Bus
Registration:MRT 6P
Acquired by the Museum:1994
Current State:As withdrawn; on display in the museum
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.

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 No.6 was withdrawn in May 1994 and passed to the Museum.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.