Friday, 10 June 2011

Olympians for Scrap and Solos in Preston

Cannibalised ex Trent Olympian 404 was collected by Partons of Carlton nr Barnsley for scrap on Monday 6th June, with new to West Yorkshire 367 following on Thursday. Partons also collected the last Metrorider 518 on Tuesday.
Holmeswood Coaches' former Blackpool Solo 266 leaves Preston for Croston on service 112

Meanwhile the recently disposed of Solos have surfaced with 266 noted in service on Holmeswood Coaches service 112 between Preston and Croston today. 266 has been fully repainted into Holmeswood metallic green livery while sister 265 has also been reported in use still in Blackpool Line 4 colours.

Holmeswood has depots at Rufford and Leyland. In addition to the 112, they operate:
  • C2/C5/C15 Clitheroe Town Services
  • C25 Clitheroe to Blackburn
  • 3 Longridge to Blackburn
  • 5 Longridge to Clitheroe
  • 13 Mellor Brook to Blackburn
  • 75/76 Ormskirk Town Services
  • 217 Preston-Mellor Brook