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Transports of Delight


Welcome  to my bus page. Two of my favourite buses are the AEC Merlin and the Metro-Scania. My affection for the Metro-Scania stems from the fact that they were the last buses bought for the King Alfred fleet. Although none of King Alfred Metro-Scania's survived an ex-Newport (South Wales) example is part of the fleet operated by FOKAB.


AEC Merlin Left
AEC Merlin
North Mymms Coaches
Right
Metro-Scania
BTS Coaches
Metro-Scania

FOKAB  as The Friends of King Alfred Buses is known to its members, was formed in 1985 to preserve and restore King Alfred buses, and to study and preserve anything and everything to do with this proud independent company which served Winchester and district between 1920 and 1973. Every year, on the first of January, King Alfred buses and preserved buses from other local fleets take to the roads to recreate a service from a bygone era.

Interested in FOKAB then why not contact the Membership Secretary:

16, St Stephens Road, Winchester, Hants, SO22 6DE.


FOKAB Fleet List:


Registration No.

Vehicle

Body

Capacity

Entered Service

Notes

OU 9286

Dennis 30cwt

Short

B18F

1931

-

AAA 756

Albion Victor

Abbot

C20C

1935

Privately owned

JAA 708

Leyland Olympic

MCW integral

B40F

1950

Undergoing restoration

WCG 104

Leyland Tiger Cub

Weymann

B44F

1959

-

POU 494

Leyland Titan PD2

East Lancs

L27/28R

1956

-

326 CAA

Bedford SB3

Harrington Crusader

C41F

1961

-

595 LCG

AEC Renown

Park Royal

H44/31F

1964

On loan from Oxford Bus Museum Trust

596 LCG

AEC Renown

Park Royal

H44/31F

1964

-

CCG 704C

Bedford VAL

Plaxton "Panorama"

C49F

1965

Undergoing restoration

HOR 590E

Leyland Atlantean

Roe

O43/31F

1967

Roof removed 1979

HOR 592E

Leyland Atlantean

Roe

H43/31F

1967

-

UOU 417H

Leyland Panther

Plaxton Derwent

B52F

1970

-

UOU 419H

Leyland Panther

Plaxton Derwent

B52F

1970

-

Other Vehicles:

-

-

-

-

-

HOR 493

Leyland Titan

Leyland Farington

H30/26R

-

Ex Isle of Man

YDW 756K

Metro-Scania

MS integral

B40D +22

-

Ex Newport Corporation

217 AJF

AEC Bridgemaster

Park Royal

H41/31R

-

Ex Leicester Corporation



This site was constructed by  Mark Maidment


Picture Gallery
The Bus Station Running Day 1999 Report


Visit the official FOKAB site


Links:

Visit the following sites for more on the AEC Merlin and the Metro-Scania and other transport information.

Bus

The London Bus Page
The London Country Bus Page
The SMS 369 Page
The Bus Station
Ian's Bus Stop
Preserved Bournemouth Buses
Jenny's Volvo Ailsa Page
Somerset and Dorset Independent Buses
South Coast Motor Services

Train

Bulleid Double Decker Society
Hedjaz Railway
Irish Traction Group

Nedstat Counter


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