History of Mainline 651


H651THL. This vehicle was delivered new to SYT in April 1991 as 651, wearing 'Rotherham Mainline' livery. This vehicle also passed to First Mainline as 60495 under national numbering before receiving a large scale interior refurbishment - with work ongiong to reverse this. 651 was also converted to a Driver Training Vehicle, being sent to work out of Rotherham depot and withdrawn in 2013. Upon withdrawal, members of the South Yorkshire Transport Museum aquired the vehicle for restoration where it was stripped down and assessed. Little work progressed and the vehicle was offered to the group in July 2018. It was then donated to the South Yorkshire Transport Trust, remaining in our care before arriving at the Eastwood premises on the 11th of November 2018 where restoration work has begun.