Friday, 3 April 2015

Tiger Tiger - Burning Bright No More

The last two Fylde coaches have now reached their final destination. Duple Laser 27 (MJI7846) of 1985 was sold in 1997 and latterly operated with Confidence in Leicester. After around 18 months in store it was noted in a Barnsley scrapyard in January (seen here).

One of five new to Shearings coaches bought by Fylde to upgrade their fleet, 22 (F700ENE) was last used by the School Bus Company in Oxfordshire and passed to Hardwick of Carlton during March. It was sold by Blackpool Transport in 1999.

The sole Seagull Coach purchased by Blackpool Transport in 1998 and sold the following year remains in Ireland. 27 (R927TFR) is a Portuguese Marcopolo bodied Dennis Javelin and now runs for Kearney's of Cork as 98TS3522. Picture here.