Sunday, 12 July 2015

PD3 516 turns red

Former Blackpool PD3 516 - the last of its type operated by Blackpool Transport in 1999 has joined the fleet of Catch22Bus Ltd after 15 years in private preservation. It has been converted back to bus specification having been converted to a driver trainer in 1984. To make it attractive to wedding customers it has been painted into the 1930s style Blackpool livery carried by sisters 507 from 1985 and 512 from 1987 and the Routemaster fleet. It made its debut on private hire duties on 11 July. Ribble Atlantean 1805 has also joined the Catch 22 bus fleet for private hires on loan from LTT.