History of Yorkshire Traction 941 (MWG941X)

941 was part of a small batch of "X" registered Bristol VR's delivered to Yorkshire Traction in August 1981 to upgrade the fleet at Barnsley, which had previously operated ageing Leyland Atlanteans from pre-NBC days. It plied its trade on the Barnsley area routes, being a regular on the Barnsley - Doncaster corridor. Upon the privatisation of Yorkshire Traction in 1986, the fleet was slowly repainted into the cherry red livery adopted by the new management. 941 was painted like this in August 1988.


In December 1992, 941 was sold to East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS) of Hull, where it retained Yorkshire Traction livery (albeit altered to carry an East Yorkshire fleetname) and settled into its new work with ease. At some point in June 1997, 941 was repainted into the attractive burgundy, black and cream livery used by EYMS at the time.


Service with EYMS lasted until 2002 when 941 was sold to Moxon coaches of Oldcoates, Nottinghamshire for school services. It retained EYMS livery until sale to Emblings of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire in June 2005 where it was painted into the house colours of red, white and blue and named "Alise". Its last appearance with Emblings was in September 2008 when 941 was exhibited at Showbus International at the Imperial War Museum (Duxford).


Having been sold to Mr. Snowdon in December 2008, 941 has undergone extensive restoration to its 1981 condition of NBC poppy red with Yorkshire Traction fleetnames and appropriate blinds for the barnsley area.