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Thanks for that clarification Ken, and most interesting!The other 2 vehicles which went to South Shields in 1945 apart from 590, were 596, and 582.The three that went to South Shields were all different in that there was a flat fronted one KW6658, a round fronted one KW 9459 and the former demonstrator KY 1360.There is a picture of all three lined up after withdrawal on page 41 of the South Shields book published by Trolleybooks and this can be clearly seen. You may have an interest in the old photo on a page of my website.
The photo in "Trolleybuses of South Shields" says it all. My records show 2 liveries too, in that 596 and 590 had both received the pale blue livery (Southend "new blue") whereas 582 was in original dark blue, and they ran as such in South Shields. 19/03/18 Morecambe Number 73 Well here is some good news after two and a half years Darren Hunt and John Hewitt with help from Ken Wade Morecambe no 73 is back on the road.Robinson’s head office was based at the station, hence the large advert board which reads "Motor with Robinsons to all pleasure drives from the Railway Station".It was typical of the period that passengers were photographed prior to the excursion (as seen).13/03/18 Robinson’s Charabanc I thought you may be interested in this old photograph of a family excursion on a Robinson’s ‘charabanc’ bus dated August 1925.
The journey was from Scarborough to Whitby according to the info on the back.
Later I believe that he thinned his collection down and 77 moved on and I haven’t seen or heard of it since. Also at the same time that Tony purchased 77 another bid for the Park Royal-bodied Regent III former 1950 Show exhibit number 72 was unsuccessful, and it passed to an owner who I believe kept it at Carnforth.