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Halifax, HX1 2NN.
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Albion Nimbus (Reading Body)
Albion Nimbus Reading Body - AN1
When Albion withdrew the Victor from the market, its place was taken by the Nimbus.

The Guernsey Motors and Railway Companies bought thirty two examples of two chassis types between 1960 and 1965 (Guernsey Motors No's 80 - 98, Guernsey Railway No's 63 - 75).

All had Reading bodies.

Motors (Red) Railway (Green)
Fleet No Reg No New Fleet No Reg No New
80 9436 4.60 63*** 9434 6.60
81 9437 4.60 64*** 9435 5.60
82 9438 4.60 65 (165) 10488 8.61
83* 9439 4.60 66 (166) 10489 9.61
84 10484 7.61 67 (167) 11671 4.62
85 10485 7.61 68 (168) 11672 5.62
86 10486 11.61 69 (169) 11673 5.62
87 10487 10.61 70 (170) 12727 4.63
88 11674 2.62 71 (171)** 12728 4.63
89 11675 4.62 72 (172) 14626 4.64
90 11676 4.62 73 (173) 16651 5.64
91 12723 3.63 74 (174) 16215 6.65
92 12724 3.63 75 (175) 16216 5.64
93 12725 3.63  
94 12726 3.63
95 14627 4.64
96 14628 4.64
97 16213 5.65
98 16214 5.65

AN1 Guernsey Railway Co livery

The Motors fleet was transferred to the Railway in 1973, at the same time those buses with fleet numbers which clashed were re-numbered by adding 100 as shown in brackets above.

* Repainted green **  Repainted red
*** Sold to Guernsey Motors in 6.70
     and re-numbered 60/1

Bus Routes Operated by the Guernsey Railway Company Ltd.

20 Town to Vazon via Cobo
24 Town to Grandee Rocques via Capelles. Camp du roi
25 Town to Grandee Rocques via L' Islet
26 Town to Grand Havre via L' Islet
30 Town to L' Ancrease/Pembroke Bay via Vale Road
31 Town to L' Ancrease via St. Sampson's
32* Town to L' Ancrease via St. Sampsons and Bordeaux
33 St. Sampson's to Pleinmont via Coast Road

* also operated by the Motors

All buses returning to St Peter Port carried their route No. and destination Town or Town via St Sampson's.

Guernsey Railway also operated Island Tours, Morning Drive, School Bus and Football Match services. The whole Nimbus fleet except 86 was acquired by Guernseybus in 1981 (31 buses in all) No's 88, 92, 94, 95, 96,97, 98, 167, 174, 174, were repainted in all over white with black wheels. No's 80, 89, 90, 165, 166, 170, 171, 172, 173, were operated in the old liveries. The rest were not used. 87 became a racing car transporter. 169 was used as a waiting room, 167 was renumbered 93 and retained for transporting baggage from the airport.

The kit comprises

  • Resin one piece body
  • Resin seating unit
  • Metal Chassis
  • Road wheels (4)
  • Tyres (6) axles
  • Axles
  • Axle keepers (2)
  • Steering wheel
  • Steering column
  • Glazing

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