Saturday, 25 February 2012

February Scenes

February has been something of a quiet month. So far the ex Bus Vannin Dennis Tridents have failed to make an appearance and the Olympian fleet remains active. The only negative development is the disposal of heavily stripped 406 for scrap today - it had been withdrawn in November with accident damage. It is the third of the ten Trent Olympians to be scrapped and has gone to Parton's the Barnsley breaker. Also in Yorkshire is former Blackpool Solo 266 now running with Centrebus in Huddersfield, still in Holmeswood livery but with its original registration back in place having briefly carried R5HWD with its previous owner. Sister 265 is also there (joining 262/4 purchased last year) while 263 is now B8WER with associated Bower fleet (who also has 261).

Excel 213, one of the last few in Line 7 colours was Friday's single decker on route 2/2C. It is seen here turning from Market Street into Church Street to reach Corporation Street terminus

215 - the last Excel to receive Line 7 colours is back on its former regular home leaving Bank Hey Street for Lytham on Friday

The six Line 3 Solos remain intact for now as Line 5 has been virtually eradicated. 2004 vintage 258 turns onto the Prom at New Bonny Street

Sister bus 259 poses under the imposing Town Hall annex - at the recently relocated terminus of route 17
2008 Solo 296 on route 5 at Bank Hey Street
Ex Blue Triangle Trident 338 swings onto Market Street in Talbot Square which is currently being remodelled.

Trident 317 retains its original pool livery and puts in a duty on Promenade service 1