Sunday, 5 June 2011

A Veteran Returns

19 heads across Clifton Drive into St. Annes Square on its first Seafront 12 Duty of 2011

LTT's 1946 built Lytham St. Annes Leyland Titan PD1 19 returned to use on Saturday 4 June after an overhaul which included a new clutch and a brake overhaul. Saturday saw 19 perform on a local wedding hire in Lytham St. Annes and this was followed by a duty on Classic Bus North West's 'Seafront 12' the following day. 
Generations of Blue and White - Lytham 19 contrasts with Coastal Coaches Solo "Miss Hannah", perhaps the spiritual successor to the Lytham St. Annes fleet

Seafront 12 links Lytham and St. Annes via Fairhaven Lake and St. Annes Promenade and operates every 20 minutes (1200-1620) every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until the end of September. Classic Bus North West MCW Metrobus A945SUL worked alongside 19 today. More details here.
Two buses bought new for service 11, albeit 58 years apart. Trident 322 of 2004 retains Line 11 livery in contrast to the blue and white of 19

Almost the driver's eye view as 19 leaves Fairhaven Lake for St. Annes

Rear Loader: Passengers board 19 at Lytham Square 

Half Cab Portrait