Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1
Purchased new by
Tyne & Wear PTE
Ex-Ian Glass of Haddington, ex-Berry Bus (non-PSV)
688 (GBB524K) was new to Tyne & Wear PTE in 1972 where it worked out of Byker depot. It was one of a batch of 25 buses purchased by the PTE at the time, and after 1974 carried the fleet number 724. Like its sister 680, 688 was in service with the PTE until 1981.
Unlike 680 which was sent to the Isle of Man, 688 went to Scotland and joined Ian Glass of Haddington in East Lothian. Sometime in the late 1980s the decker made its way to Berry Bus (Middlebank Farm) in Perth as a non-PCV vehicle. In 2000 it returned to the north east after standing vacant for many years.