223 – M223SVN

223 “M223SVN” new to Stagecoach Transit back in 1995, working at Stockton depot right through to the days of Stagecoach on Teesside before passing on to Stagecoach in Hull. Eventually it passed to independent Red Kite who were able to purchase her from. After “distress”use in as acquired condition for the Seaburn and Keighley rallies at the end of the 2019 season, 223 was given a full external restoration during the following Winter, regaining her original green, white and yellow “Transit, Part of The Stagecoach Group” livery in the process. Over a year on and we are still waiting for a chance to show her off properly to the public and enthusiasts alike.

Specification
Chassis: Volvo Olympian
Body: Northern Counties Palatine I
Fleet Number: 223
Year New: 1995
Withdrawn: 1999
Acquired by Group: 2019

Technical Details
Engine: Cummins L10 (220hp)
Transmission: VOITH 853.3 (3 Speed Automatic)
Top Speed: 50mph

Actual Status
Running – Available