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Graham Scrivener
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LN13 NPD113L

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Hemel Hempstead Garage

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Details: When it comes to former buses, the rules for what constitutes a service vehicle tend to get a bit woolly. Although they may have modifications and/or dedicated liveries, training buses are not generally considered to be SVs. This example slips through though as it had served in another role. LN 13 was one of the 70 long (11.3m) Leyland Nationals bought by London Country in 1972. The first 23 were dual-doored buses, while the remainder were single-doored coaches, later demoted to bus work (and recoded from LNC to LNB). All subsequent Nationals for LCBS were to the shorter 10.3m design, and many of the early buses were disposed of while relatively young. In 1984, LN13 was converted into a mobile office and waiting room, for use by National Holidays at Scratchwood services. It was repainted into white with red and blue stripes (photo to be added soon). Later on it was further converted into a training bus, repainted yellow and passing through London Country North West to Luton and District. It was seen with lettering for the latter's Hemel Bus operation at Hemel Hempstead Garage on 3rd June 1993. Just visible is the solid plating over the original centre door. It was eventually withdrawn in 1995.

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