Friday, 24 August 2012

Round Up

ERF 929, tows in a defective Solo on the Promenade. 929 retained the green and cream livery it received on purchase from Blackpool Van Transport in the 1990s, having avoided Metro Coastlines colours it has yet to succumb to black and yellow.

It has been a quiet month after the Golf focused activities of July. DAF 361 has been noted at Blackburn along with what is believed to be 363. Two further examples, Bus Vannin 54 and 81, are also on site for refurbishment and these may be the first of the batch on which Blackpool Transport had an option.

Olympian 412 departed for scrap on 23 August - see pictures here. Three Tridents, 324, 326 and 338 have been equipped with LED destination displays and it is likely that further examples may be fitted in due course.

Excels have appeared on unusual workings this week with 215 on route 10 on Monday followed by 211 on 20s the following day.

Market Street is rarely free of buses and here Excel 217  is on route 7 with Trident 345 behind on the 14.
Ahead of 217 is Stagecoach Trident 18155 on route 68 to Preston via Lytham