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May 2005
Cumberland Coaches
Cumberland may not have one of the largest coaching fleets but it is certainly well travelled.   They have provided vehicles for National Express for many years, principally on the Lake District to London service.   However they have also appeared on services to East Anglia and Scotland.   And during the 1980's they supplied vehicles for the fledgling Shearings Holidays.

53020 (PX03KCV) a standard Plaxton/Volvo in Carlisle on the (590) service from Aberdeen to London in March 2005.
Above left: Cumberland were one of the few NBC companies to take delivery of Alexander TE bodied Tigers.   643 (WAO643Y) is seen at Glasgow College of Technology loading for Blackpool in June 1983.   Upper right: Euston Rd bus station has long gone in Morecambe, where Duple bodied Leopard 621 (VRM621S) is seen one misty evening in August 1981 on the (831) service from London to Whitehaven.   Lower right: Duple bodied Tiger 107 (B107HAO) at Stranraer depot in December 1986.   Cumberland was part of a complex cooperative on the Belfast to London service at this point along with Dodds, Western and Ulsterbus.   This service is now entirely operated by Ulsterbus vehicles in Eurolines livery.
Left: Cumberland 161 (JPU817) in Shearings livery in Bowness on Windermere on the (570) service from Whitehaven to London in December 1991.   Right:  One of Cumberland's more exotic outings was a diagram on the (807) Aberdeen to Manchester service.   They passed each other in Stirling bus station every afternoon.   Here two ECW bodied Tigers - 639 (VAO639Y) and 641 (VAO641Y) - pause in Goosecroft bus station in September 1984.
Cumberland Coaches
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