A new release from Exclusive First Editions range is a Leyland Atlantean in Ribble livery (E16540).
Ribble Motor Services began operating in 1919 and grew to be one of the largest bus and coach operators in the North West of England, with a territory covering Cumberland, Westmorland, Lancashire and parts of North Yorkshire.
This Leyland Atlantean with Metro-Cammell body first entered passenger service with Ribble in 1960 and is shown carrying the smart dark red and cream pre-nationalisation livery. After the ownership passed to the National Bus Company, Ribble retained this darker red for a while before moving to the standard NBC poppy red and white. Our model is registered NCK 634, fleet number 1645 and is shown running on service 101 to Preston.