|409 / 410 / 411 / 412 & OM409
Metro-Cammell Orion Double Deck Bus
The M.C.W. Orion double deck body design was introduced in the late 1950's and remained in production until the late 1960's. The design was popular mainly with smaller provincial operators, although some larger better known operators also choose the type.
The body design could be fitted to number of different chassis, which included products from AEC, Daimler, Guy and Leyland amongst others.
Most of the bodies incorporated a 'tin radiator cowl' which was basically a full width bonnet and front panel. However the Leyland Titan could also be supplied with the older style exposed radiator.
The original Orion bodies were built to the then maximum length of 27 feet 6 inches, but later versions were increased to the new legal limit of 30 feet.
There are 4 OOC versions, an AEC Regent V, and three Leyland Titans, which allow an exposed radiator, BMMO Tinfront and St Helens Front variates to be produced. The first models were released in the second half of 1995, initially the models were issued in the 900 series, but during the period when the 400 series catalogue numbers were used each type was allocated it's own series, 409 BMMO Tinfront Titan, 410 AEC Regent V, 411 Exposed radiator Titan, and 412 St Helens front Titan. Following the introduction of the OM numbering system all versions are now issued in the OM409 series.
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|Cat No.||Type||Operator||Fleet No.||Registration||Route No.||Destination||Released|
|SET 97095||PD2 Exposed Radiator||Bolton Transport Department||77||JBN 153||60||Blackpool||Sep 1995|
|SET 97096||PD2 BMMO Tinfront||Edinburgh Transport Department||480||LFS 489||26||Waverley||Dec 1995|
|97941||PD2/20 St Helens Front||St. Helens Corporation||K172||LDJ 982||1||St Helens / Haydock||May 1995|
|97943||AEC Regent V||Douglas Corporation Transport||72||VMN 664||12||York Road||May 1995|
|97944||PD2 BMMO Tinfront||Newcastle Corporation||351||UTN 851||11||Tynemouth via Coast Road||Apr 1995|
|97945||PD2/12 Exposed Radiator||Ribble Motor Services Ltd||1499||JRN 66||W77||Leyland||Jul 1995|
|40901||PD2 BMMO Tinfront||Chesterfield Corporation||W210||210 CNU||26||Holymoorside||Feb 1996|
|40902||PD2 BMMO Tinfront||A.1. Service||16||LFS 440||-||Kilmarnock||Aug 1996|
|40903||PD2 BMMO Tinfront||Lytham St. Annes||64||47 NTD||11A||Blackpool||Jan 1997|
|40904||PD2 BMMO Tinfront||Walsall Corporation||823||TDH 770||5||Hednesford||Dec 1999|
|41001||AEC Regent V||Aberdeen Corporation||266||LRG 266||1||Garthdee||Apr 1996|
|41002||AEC Regent V||Hebble Motor Services Ltd||302||GJX 846||7||Halifax Shelf Odsal||Jul 1996|
|41003||AEC Regent V||Devon General||DR817||VDV 817||O||Redhills||Nov 1999|
|41101||PD2 Exposed Radiator||Manchester Corporation||3460||PND 460||1||Limited Stop Gatley||Mar 1996|
|41102||PD2 Exposed Radiator||City of Portsmouth||88||LRV 980||H||Eastern Road||May 1997|
|41103||PD2 St Helens Front||Blackpool Transport||507||HFR 507E||22A||Cleveleys||Apr 1999|
|41104||PD2 Exposed Radiator||Plymouth City Transport||42||LCO 842||57||Wembury||Dec 1999|
|41201||PD2A St Helens Front||Cardiff Corporation||368||XUH 368||12A||Tremorfa||Jun 1996|
|41202||PD3A St Helens Front||Blackpool Transport||512||HFR 512E||11c||St Annes Square||Oct 1999|
|OM40901||PD2 Exposed Radiator||Nottingham City Transport||36||36 ATO||82||Carlton||Nov 2001|
|OM40902||PD2 BMMO Tinfront||Edinburgh Corporation||798||OFS 798||15||Joppa||Sep 2002|
|OM40903||PD2 Exposed Radiator||U.T.A. (Ulster Transport Authority)||M636||WZ 636||23||Lisburn||Feb 2004|
|OM40904||PD2 St Helens Front||Exeter City Transport||83||483 EFJ||5||Crediton||Sep 2005|
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