New to the National Bus Company subsidiary Cumberland Motor Services in 1981 an ECW B51 bodied Leyland Leopard with 49 seats. It has an Eaton twin speed rear axle and a powerful 0.680 engine.
Based at Workington depot this would have been typical of coaches used on long distance and tour work by the NBC at the time, it received the name ------ and ran in service until the early 90’s. When Cumberland was taken over by Stagecoach this vehicle was resurrected to assist with their bus war in Inverness against Rapsons. It was painted into stripes but never carried any logos. It was once more transferred to the Bluebird fleet.
Upon withdrawal it was bought to transfer farm workers at Mains of Pittarow farm near Laurencekirk and lasted there until bought for Preservation in the early 2000’s and restored back to its NBC Identity.