Friends of King Alfred Buses

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FoKAB's fleetlist of buses and coaches

FoKAB fleet, 31st DEC 2000

Friends of King Alfred Buses looks after 15 vehicles, including three coaches , one minibus and our information/service unit.

14 vehicles are "on the road" but like all elderly vehicles they do need a lot of care and maintenance.

Titan (PD2) 493 restoration has commenced but a lot of money is required for this task.

Bedford CAL is in dry storage and is awaiting restoration.


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Reg. No



OU 9286

1931 Dennis 30cwt

Short - B18F

AAA 756

1935 Albion Victor

Abbott C20C (7)

JAA 708

1950 Leyland/MCW Olympic HR40

Integral MCW - B40F (1)

POU 494

1956 Leyland Titan PD2/24

East Lancs - L27/28R

WCG 104

1959 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1

MCW - B45F

326 CAA

1961 Bedford SB3

Harrington Crusader - C41F

595 LCG

1964 AEC Renown 3B2RA

Park Royal - H44/31F(2)

596 LCG

1964 AEC Renown 3B2RA

Park Royal - H44/31F

BHO 543C

1965 Bedford CAL Z30

Martin Walter M11F(3)

CCG 704C

1965 Bedford VAL14

Plaxton Panorama - C49F (4)

HOR 590E

1967 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2

Roe - 043/31F (5)

HOR 592E

1967 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2

Roe - H43/33F (6)

UOU 417H

1970 Leyland Panther PSUR1A/1R

Plaxton Derwent - B52F

UOU 419H

1970 Leyland Panther PSUR1A/1R

Plaxton Derwent - B52F

Other buses that have been preserved in KAMS livery

HOR 493

1949 Leyland Titan PD2/1

Leyland H30/26R (8)

TBC 162

1958 Leyland Titan PD3/1

Park Royal H41/33R (9)

YDW 756K

1972 Metro Scania

MCW B4OD + 22 (10)

Bus converted to a mobile information unit - in KAMS livery

NKJ 849P

1976 Commer "Karrier"

Rootes of Maidstone Ltd (11)

 1. RESTORATION COMPLETED - 2012  . In 2004, Hampshire County Council awarded a small grant towards the preparation of the lower body (not strictly the chassis as body integral).

 2. Originally donated by Burmah Castrol to the Oxford Bus Museum and then on long term loan to FoKAB.       Passed into FoKAB ownership in September 2002.

 3. KAMS purchased minibus from R Richmond & Sons (Epsom) January 1967. Used as a staff bus.       Acquired by FoKAB 25/09/04. Awaiting restoration.

 4. Acquired as a vintage bus transporter - converted back to a coach using body from LAL 547E.

 5. Converted to an open topper for Bristol Omnibus. Restored to near KAMS condition in 2010. Engine replacement completed August 2004.

 6. Converted to an open topper for Bristol Omnibus but rebuilt 1992, using roof from HOR591E.  592 was 043/31F and registered REU 52E when acquired.

 7. Purchase by FoKAB on 22nd September 2012 from David Hurley .

 8. Originally Isle of Man Motor Services 72, KMN 502. Similar to the highbridge KAMS PD2s. -  Now being restored as King Alfred Motor Services 493..

 9. Purchased to swap with POU 494, found in Augusta, USA. Re-registered RVS 432 before export.  Now no longer in museum but in private ownership in USA - painted red but statue on sides kept.

10. Originally Newport Transport 56. 3 feet shorter than a KAMS Metro-Scania. In private ownership of James Freeman until March 2006. Now owned by the Newport Scania Group who also own ex LT Metro-Scania MS4, PGC 204L, that also carried KAMS livery for a while in preservation.

11. Acquired by FoKAB 20/05/03 from St John Ambulance, Winchester. Converted into a mobile information unit. First used on 01/01/04 at the King Alfred Buses Running Day.


More Pictures of FoKAB can be found on the Internet

Thanks to Harrington Coachworks for views of Bedford SB3 at Amberley Museum


Detailed information on our ex-KAMS vehicles can be found in the FoKAB Fleet Handbook

Available from FoKAB Sales, 13 Ashley Close, Winchester, Hants, SO22 6LR

Please enclose a cheque made out to FoKAB Sales for £2.50 (includes postage & packing)

See FoKAB Sales for more information

FoKAB’s ex-KAMS buses and coaches

Photo taken & © John Newton

PLEASE NOTE:  We are unable to hire out our buses, so regrettably we will always say NO.

However check our LINKS page for companies who can hire out vehicles.

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