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 National Bus
Leyland National Bus
Date:1978
Registration:XNG 770S
Acquired by the Museum:1999
Current State:As withdrawn
This Mark 1 Leyland National, registered XNG 770S and carrying the Eastern Counties fleet number LN770, was first registered on 1st July 1978, and was initially allocated to Norwich depot. It also spent time working from Kings Lynn, Ipswich and Lowestoft depots, latterly ending up with Rosemary Coaches, and finally passing to Eastern National, although never actually working for them.

Eastern Counties ran a total of 85 Leyland Nationals, with LN770 being the last mark 1 in operation. The bus was to be used as a source of spare parts for the remaining few mark 1 Nationals operated by First Eastern National, but was rescued by some of the Museum volunteers, and donated to the Museum.

The bus is currently on long term loan to Eastern Counties bus preservationist, Julian Patterson and is not on display at the Museum.