Friday, 17 July 2020

Trident 326's new home

M&M's former Blackpool Trident 326 (Mark Hough)

Trident 326 is now with M&M of Chelmsford run by Mark Hough who has shared these photos of its recent repaint. Mark plans to use 326 on rail replacement work - which generally now requires accessible vehicles, rather than the coaches more commonly used. Dekkabus, Poole and AC of Gosport are similarly using ex Blackpool double deckers for this work. AC has 317, now registered Y26ACT and Volvo single deck 521. Dekkabus has recently repainted its final ex Blackpool DAF. 359 is now their 7104 F5HOW and is in grey, black and blue joining 358 as 7101 F5HOR in grey/black/pink and 354 as 7103 F5CBE in grey/black/yellow.

Other recent disposals confirmed are 311/3 with Grindles of Cinderford. The remainder of the Trident fleet (310, 312, 314 and 315) is with Archway as a dealer and awaiting buyers. It is believed most are still at Jacksons. 319 remains at Rigby Road with accident damage sustained last year.