Monday, 22 January 2018

Fylde 78 rediscovered

Former Fylde Atlantean 78 has resurfaced as a playbus near Poole in Dorset. This, one of six 1975 Willowbrook/Northern Counties bodied Atlanteans that joined the BTS fleet when Fylde was absorbed in 1996, was withdrawn in 2000. It was sold to be a playbus with Fundays of Doncaster; later moving to Haynes Motor Museum by 2003. It left Haynes in August 2015 and was reported to be in the Dorset area. During last Autumn it made its debut with Adventure Bus, in a rather vivid new all-over scheme. More pictures are on the Adventure Bus Dorset website.

Fylde 78 in its new guise (Adventure Bus)
Updates to other survivors:

  • Volvo Olympian 375 has now arrived at Delves Infant and Nursery School in Walsall after conversion to a library by Blackpool Design Associates. See this Twitter link for photos
  • Liddells Coaches of Cumnock has confirmed they still have Atlantean URN330V in store as a seat store - its been parked up since 2003!
  • Optare Metrorider 589 has passed to Martin Gurr and Gary Conn for further preservation, joining their PD3 501, Swift 554, Atlantean 362 and Delta 133