History of Sheffield Joint Omnibus Committee 1357 (657BWB)

1357 is a Leyland Atlantean and was new in April 1962 to the Sheffield Joint Omnibus Committee or 'C' fleet with a Waymann body. In 1968 a fire broke out on the upper deck which destroyed the body. A new Park Royal body was then fitted in the same year. 1357 ran in Sheffield its whole life becoming number 227 in the Sheffield Transport fleet. After withdrawal from service 1357 was modified by SYPTE and became a driver trainer, number M120. It was from that role that it entered preservation with the Sheffield Transport Group and was moved to the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft. Lots of hard work was put in returning 1357 back into a bus which included refitting a staircase which had been removed. 1357 had been a regular service vehicle at the Trolleybus Museum for a number of years until a major problem was discovered on the diff. As funds were dwindling the Sheffield Transport Group decided to sell the vehicle on for further restoration. It is from here that it enters our collection. Currently stored offsite, we hope to have this bus running before too long and will be a regular out and about once again.