Oddball Wednesday - East Lancs Opus 2

One of the pair of East Lancs Opus bodied Spartans produced,
seen here in 2012 (Richard Haughey)
Whilst hunting through Flickr for a photograph of what I wanted to be this week's Oddball Wednesday focus, I managed to find one from an enthusiast all too willing to allow use of his photographs.

This week we take a look at the East Lancs Opus 2 bodied Spartan TX2242, of which just were ever produced and both delivered new to Yorkshire Traction. The Opus bodywork was never attached to any other chassis, making everything about the pair entirely unique.

Spartan are an American based chassis builder, who to the day have experience in building the under-frames for American school buses, drill rigs and emergency vehicles. The venture with East Lancs was, however, Spartan's only break into the UK market.

The pair were N201CKU and P202KKY , lovingly known by the local Yorkshire enthusiasts as 201 and 202. I am unable to trace if201 and 202 both exist today; however N201CKU was with Dons of Dunmow still in 2012, with P202KKY also still being active in 2012 with Wigan Buses.
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Norwich Buses Blog was founded in December 2013 by Sam Larke after he left another popular blog, Norwich Bus Page. Since it's launch, the site has grown dramatically, especially whilst written solely by Kieran Smith during 2015. The blog is now in it's third year and we look forward to more success and growth in the future. If you think you'd make a good writer for Norwich Buses Blog, please do get in touch via email: samuel.larke@gmail.com
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