1949 Bedford OB (Petrol) - MHU 49

Type of Vehicle - Bus
Year Built/Registered - 1949
Vehicle Description - Bedford OB (Petrol) / Duple B29F
Reg No - MHU 49
Fleet No - 207
Livery/Operator - Bristol Tramways & Carriage Co Ltd.

MHU was Bristol Tramways' first new post war Bedford, and their first new OB bus, taking the fleet number 207. It entered service in December 1949, fitted with a Duple B29F body, and saw service in Weston-super-Mare and Stroud before being withdrawn in 1958, retaining its petrol engine throughout.

The bus was sold to F.J. Miller, the Bristol dealer, and sold on to Mid Wales Motorways, Newtown, where it saw service for over 18 years before passing into preservation. 207 was acquired eventually by William Staniforth in 1979 and followed him around the country with his various work appointments, eventually being acquired by Mike Walker fr the Bristol Omnibus Vehicle Collection early in 2009, since when she has been completely restored.