Tuesday, 21 November 2017

‘Scene’ in Eastbourne on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Whilst on a long weekend in Eastbourne I found a small vintage bus section in a vintage vehicle exhibition organised by the local car club.

 

All were relatively local buses and all were new to me.

 

Eastbourne these days is a ‘Stagecoach’ town but there was a time when ‘Eastbourne Corporation’  was the major operator.

 

JK 8418 ‘Eastbourne Corporation’ No. 12. Leyland Lion LT9 / Leyland

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New in 1939 however its engine which came from an ex ‘Southdown’ Leyland TS7 Tiger dates from 1935. 

 

It sounds like new!

 

JK 8418 ‘Eastbourne Corporation’ No. 12. Leyland Lion LT9 / Leyland on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

KHC 369 ‘Eastbourne Corporation’ No. 69. AEC Regent 5 / East Lancs

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New in 1963.

 

KHC 369 ‘Eastbourne Corporation’ No. 69. AEC Regent 5 / East Lancs on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

BJK 672D ‘Eastbourne Corporation’ No. 72. Leyland PD2A / East Lancs

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New in 1966.

 

BJK 67BJK 672D ‘Eastbourne Corporation’ No. 72. Leyland PD2A / East Lancs on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’2D 72

 

 

NKT 875 ‘Maidstone & District No. CH 379. Leyland PD2/12 / Leyland

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New in 1951.

 

NKT 875 ‘Maidstone & District No. CH 379. Leyland PD2/12 / Leyland on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’  New in 1951.

 

 

BUF 277C ‘Southdown Motor Services’. No. 277. Leyland PD3/4 / Northen Counties Motor Engineers 

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

Known to enthusiasts of the time as ‘Queen Mary’s.

 

New in 1965.

 

BUF 277C ‘Southdown Motor Services’. No. 277. Leyland PD3/4 / Northen Counties Motor Engineers on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

HCD 347E ‘Southdown Motor Services’. No. 347. Leyland PD3/4 / Northen Counties Motor Engineers

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New in 1967.

 

HCD 347E ‘Southdown Motor Services’. No. 347. Leyland PD3/4 / Northen Counties Motor Engineers on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Saturday, 18 November 2017

‘Scene’ in the South West. Exeter 2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

The City of Exeter is one of my many favourite places. A small City (as cities go), near the sea, compact, clean and busy. 

 

It used to have a good bus station and parking area that at the end of March 2017 unfortunately was supposed to close for re-developement. 

 

This was delayed until September 2017 and was again delayed until February 2018 ‘at the latest’.

 

We shall have to wait and see what (if any) sort of facility replaces it.

 

Very much a ‘Stagecoach South West’ (SSW) stronghold but there are some intruders.

 

 

WA11 CHG ‘Stagecoach South West’ No. 36249 ‘ex-citi’ Dennis Dart SLF / Alexander Enviro 200

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

WA11 CHG ‘Stagecoach South West’ No. 36249 ‘ex-citi’ Dennis Dart SLF / Alexander Enviro 200 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

WA59 FWW ‘Operator unknown’ MAN 18.240LF / Alexander Enviro 300

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

At the time of writing, this was a bit of a mystery. 

 

Looking shabby where ‘Stagecoach’ park & ride branding has been stripped off, no obvious legal identity, its former ‘Stagecoach’ number being displayed and what looks either like re-panelling or repainting to the rear of the door.

 

WA59 FWW 2 WA59 FWW ‘Operator unknown’ MAN 18.240LF / Alexander Enviro 300 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk 4141?

 

 

 SV55 FKN ‘Stagecoach South West’ No. 53237 Volvo B7R / Plaxton Profile Interurban

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

New to ‘Stagecoach Bluebird’ but now allocated to ‘SSW’s training fleet. Incidentally, I saw another of this batch in Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland last year.


SV55 FKN ‘Stagecoach South West’ No. 53237 Volvo B7R / Plaxton Profile Interurban on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 


MX61 BBZ ‘Dartline’ Wright Streetlite W/F

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New to ‘Enterprise’ Peterborough.

 

MX61 BBZ ‘Dartline’ Wright Streetlite W/F on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

YJ15 ACU ‘Stagecoach South West’ No. 48016 ‘ex-citi’ Optare Solo M925SL

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YJ15 A  YJ15 ACU ‘Stagecoach South West’ No. 48016 ‘ex-citi’ Optare Solo M925SL on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk CU 48016

 

 

WA11 CGZ ‘Stagecoach South West’ No. 36245 ‘ex-citi’ Dennis Dart SLF 4 / Alexander Enviro 200

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

WA11 CGZ ‘Stagecoach South West’ No. 36245 ‘ex-citi’ Dennis Dart SLF 4 / Alexander Enviro 200 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

 WA06 HMY ‘Stagecoach South West’ No. 34866 Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

WA06 HMY ‘Stagecoach South West’ No. 34866 Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

WA04 FOM ‘Stagecoach South West’ No. 18119 Transbus Trident / Alexander ALX 400

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk ‘

 

WA04 FOM ‘Stagecoach South West’ No. 18119 Transbus Trident / Alexander ALX 400 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk ‘

 

 

WA59 FXD ‘Stagecoach South West’ No. 24147 ‘Park&ride’ MAN 18.240LF / Alexander Enviro 300

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’ 

 

WA59 FXD WA59 FXD ‘Stagecoach South West’ No. 24147 ‘P&R’ MAN 18.240LF / Alexander Enviro 300 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’   24147

 

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

‘Scene’ in the Southwest. ‘Trains at Dawlish’ on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

I don’t think that there are many ‘Camping Coaches’ still at large in the UK. This typically pre and early post-war form of holiday has largely been replaced by the Costa’s and the Canaries amongst others.

 

‘Dawlish Warren’ is home to eight such, seven former British Railways Mk.1’s and one from the LMS.

 

Their proximity to the main line is shown in this image.

 

These are still available for hire with the new owner stating that they are to be refurbished for the 2018 season.

 

Camping Coaches at Dawlish Warren

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

Camping Coaches at Dawlish Warren on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Class 43 No. 43027 ‘Great Western Railway’ HST ’90 Glorious Years’

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

Branded ’90 Glorious Years’ to celebrate the 90th. birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth 2nd.

Class 43 No. 43027 ‘Great Western Railway’ HST ’90 Glorious Years’ on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’






Class 43 No. 43087 ‘Great Western Railway’ HST

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

Seen running along the sea wall approaching Dawlish with the Langstone Rock in the background.

 

Class 43 No. 43087 ‘Great Western Railway’ HST on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Class 43 No. 43158 ‘Great Western Railway’ HST

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

Seen leaving Dawlish Station.

 

Class 43 No. 43158 ‘Great Western Railway’ HST on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 Class 220 No. 220014 ‘crosscountry’ Voyager

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

Taken from the foot of Langstone Rock with the town of Dawlish in the distance.

 

Class 220 No. 220014 ‘crosscountry’ Voyager on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Class 220 No. 220029 ‘crosscountry’ Voyager

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

Leaving Dawlish station heading North.

 

Class 220 No. 220029 ‘crosscountry’ Voyager on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Class 150/2 No. 150232 ‘Great Western Railway’DMU /1

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

Seen leaving Dawlish and wearing the new ‘Great Western Railway’ green livery. 

 

The yellow ends do nothing to disguise what to me seems a dreadfully dull livery. 

 

When you think of what graced these tracks in the original ‘Great Western Railway’ days, IKB would not be pleased !!!

 

Class 150/2 No. 150232 ‘Great Western Railway’DMU /1 on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Class 150/2 No. 150232 ‘Great Western Railway’ DMU /2

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

Class 150/2 No. 150232 ‘Great Western Railway’ DMU /2 on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 Class 150/1 No. 150925 ‘Great Western Railway’ DMU

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

Showing the close proximity of the railway line to the beach and the sea.

 

Class 150/2 No. 150925 ‘Great Western Railway’ DMU on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Class 150/2 No. 150216 ‘Great Western Railway’ DMU

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

Pictured leaving Dawlish station.

 

Class 150/2 No. 150216 ‘Great Western Railway’ DMU on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 10 November 2017

‘Scene’, When Two Buses Share a Numberplate on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Something I saw in Matlock this week that struck me as being a bit unusual was a former ‘Nottingham City Transport’ Optare Solo that was registered W251 PAU and numbered 251.

 

It has recently joined the fleet of ‘Littles’ of Ilkeston with the registration VIL 9336.

 

VIL 9336 ‘Littles Travel’ Optare Solo M920

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

 VIL 9336 ‘Little’s Optare Solo M920 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Seeing it reminded me that earlier this year I had seen and photographed another VIL 9336 in Derby.

 

VIL 9336 ‘Littles of Ilkeston’ Volvo B7TL / East Lancs Millennium Vyking

on ‘Dennis Basford’d railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

I presume that this bus has either been re registered, sold or gone to the the great scrapyard in the sky !

 

VIL 9336 ‘Littles of Ilkeston’ Volvo B7TL / East Lancs Millennium Vyking on ‘Dennis Basford’d railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

‘Scene’ in the SouthWest, ‘Coaches’ on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

YJ62 JYS ‘Yorkshire Rose Holidays’ Van Hool Astron TX16 /i

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

Not quite in the SouthWest but on its way there from the Barnsley area.

 

YJ62 JYS ‘Yorkshire Rose Holidays’ Van Hool Astron TX16 /1 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YJ62 JYS ‘Yorkshire Rose Holidays’ Van Hool Astron TX16 2

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YJ62 JYS ‘Yorkshire Rose Holidays’ Van Hool Astron TX16 /2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YR16 BLX ‘Harry Shaw’ of Coventry, Scania K360IB4 / Irizar i6

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YR16 BLX ‘Harry Shaw’ of Coventry, Scania K360IB4 / Irizar i6 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YS16 LNF ‘Solus Coaches’ of Tamworth, Scania K360IB4 / Irizar i6

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YS16 LNF ‘Solus Coaches’ of Tamworth, Scania K360IB4 / Irizar i6 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

BX63 BDY ‘Gibbons Holidays’ of Bedglinog, Mid Glamorgan Setra S 416GT-HD

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

BX63 BDY ‘Gibbons Holidays’ of Bedglinog, Mid Glamorgan Setra S 416GT-HD on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 


BT63 DGO ‘Shearings Holidays’ No 645 Setra S 416GT-HD

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

BT63 DGO ‘Shearings Holidays’ No 645 Setra S 416GT-HD on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

TIL 7907 ’Roselyn Coaches’ of Par, Cornwall,

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

TIL 7907 ’Roselyn Coaches’ of Par, Cornwall, on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

V22 ACT ‘Abbot Coach Travel’ of Newton Abbot, Scania K124IB4/ Van Hool Alizee T9

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

Formerly Y42 HHE and new to ‘Holmeswood Coaches’.

 

V22 ACT ‘Abbot Coach Travel’ of Newton Abbot, Scania 124IB4/ Van Hool Alizee T9 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

JT62 HOL ‘Jewels Tours’ of Gravesend, Scania K320UB / Irizar PB

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

JT62 HOL ‘Jewels Tours’ of Gravesend, Scania K320UB / Irizar PB on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

JT15 HOL ‘Jewel Tours’ of Gravesend, Scania K440EB6 / Irizar i6

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

JT15 HOL ‘Jewel Tours’ of Gravesend, Scania K440EB6 / Irizar i6 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YN11 HXL ‘Leisuretime’ Volvo B9R / Plaxton Elite i

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New to ‘Nelson & Sons’, Glynneath, Wales and still in my view the most stylish coach on the roads today.

 

YN11 HXL ‘Leisuretime’ Volvo B9R / Plaxton Elite i on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

BU14 EFP ‘Robinsons Coach Holidays’ No. 286, Volvo B11R / Jonckheere JHV

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

BU14 EFP ‘Robinsons Coach Holidays’ No. 286, Volvo B11R / Jonckheere JHV on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

NH15 PDH ‘National Holidays’ Mersede-Benz Tourismo

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

NH15 PDH ‘National Holidays’ Mersede-Benz Tourismo on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

L671 PWT ‘Diamond Travel’ Mercedes-Benz 814D / Optare Starrider

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

A ‘blast from the past’ and new in 1994 to ‘Brent’s of Watford.

 

L671 PWT ‘Diamond Travel’ Mercedes-Benz 814D / Optare Starrider on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 3 November 2017

‘Scene’ in Ripley, Burton-on-Trent and Derby on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

This last week, I have been out and about more or less locally. There is quite a lot to report so I have tried to pack in as much of interest as I can into the one blog.

 

Ripley in Derbyshire is where I have lived for almost 40 years. 

 

Local routes 143 and 144 which link Ripley with Belper and Crich (the home of the Tramway Village) have been run for some years now by ‘Skills Coaches’ (see blog dated 20/05/2017).

 

However on the 29th. of October 2017 both routes passed to ‘Littles’ of Ilkeston.

 

V257 DRB ‘Littles’, Ilkeston Optare Solo M920 / 1

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New to ‘Nottingham City Transport’ (NCT) as its No. 257.

 

Wearing for the most part its former ‘NCT’ livery.

 

V257 DRB ‘Littles’, Ilkeston Optare Solo M920 / 1 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

V257 DRB ‘Littles’, Ilkeston Optare Solo M920 / 2

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New to ‘Nottingham City Transport’ (NCT) as its No. 257.

 

Wearing for the most part its former ‘NCT’ livery.

 

V257 DRB ‘Littles’, Ilkeston Optare Solo M920 / 2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Also seen in Ripley is one of ‘yourbus’ of Heanor’s latest arrivals.

 

As I have commented before, the ‘old’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E20D / Enviro 200 still  continues to be available.

 

YX67 VGZ ‘yourbus’ No. 1411 ‘ADL E20D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 200 /1

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YX57 VGZ ‘yourbus’ No. 1411 ‘ADL E20D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 200 /1 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 



YX67 VGZ ‘yourbus’ No. 1411 ‘ADL E20D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 200 /2

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YX57 VGZ ‘yourbus’ No. 1411 ‘ADL E20D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 200 /2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Just down the A38 from Derby lies the brewing town of Burton-on-Trent. 

 

The major operator in the town is now ‘midland classic’ (mc) who took over most of the 

‘Arriva Midlands’ operation in the town in September 2016. (see blog dated 06/09/2016).

 

‘mc’s fleet runs some new Optare Metrocity’s but the bulk of the fleet has come from other operators.

 

One operator that is well represented with ‘mc’ is ‘Reading Buses’.

 

The latest arrival I am told is on loan and wether it eventually gains ‘mc’s fleet livery remains to be seen.

 

YN08 MMA ‘Readingbuses’ No. 1108 / ‘mc’ No. 213 Scania CN270 / Scania Omnicity /1

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YN08 MMA ‘Readingbuses’ No. 1108 / ‘mc’ No. 213 Scania CN270 / Scania Omnicity /1 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YN08 MMA ‘Readingbuses’ No. 1108 / ‘mc’ No. 213 Scania CN270 / Scania Omnicity /2

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YN08 MMA ‘Readingbuses’ No. 1108 / ‘mc’ No. 213 Scania CN270 / Scania Omnicity /2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

It must be at least two weeks since Derby featured on my blog so time I think for yet another visit.

 

‘trentbarton’ (tb) have transferred its ‘spondon flyer’ service from Optare Versa’s to Optare Solo SR’s.

 

The Solo’s have come from the ‘mainline’ services in Nottingham where they have been replaced by new ‘ADL’ E20D’s, with ‘ADL’ Enviro 200MMC bodywork (see blog dated 12/09/2017).

 

The livery choice seems to be quite clever in that the base colour on the ‘spondon flyer’ buses is the same as was used in Nottinhgham. 

 

The rear of the bus being painted in the same style as was introduced on the ‘ilkeston flyer’ (see blog 28/03/2017).

 

YD63 VDL ‘trentbarton’ No. 501 ‘spondon flyer’ Optare Solo SR M970 /1

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YD63 VDL ‘trentbarton’ No. 501 ‘spondon flyer’ Optare Solo SR M970 /1 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YD63 VDL ‘trentbarton’ No. 501 ‘spondon flyer’ Optare Solo SR M970 /2

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YD63 VDL ‘trentbarton’ No. 501 ‘spondon flyer’ Optare Solo SR M970 /2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

I have commented previously about ‘yourbus’ painting the older dark red liveried buses in the new livery that contains a lot of white.

 

The older Mercedes-Benz Citaro’s were covered in my blog dated 15/03/2017 and the Wright Streetlite D/Fs were covered in my blog dated 05/09/2017.

 

Now it’s the turn of the Wright Streetlite W/F.

 

MX62 GVV ‘yourbus’ No. 1204 Wright Streetlite W/F /1

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

Still carrying some of the route branding for routes 110 and 111 which work between Matlock and Ashbourne this one was seen on a Derby City service.

 

 

 

MX62 GVV ‘yourbus’ No. 1204 Wright Streetlite W/F /1 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

MX62 GVV ‘yourbus’ No. 1204 Wright Streetlite W/F /2

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

MX62 GVV ‘yourbus’ No. 1204 Wright Streetlite W/F /2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YR59 NNT “Arriva Midlands’ No. 3513 New 2017 livery Scania K230UB / Wright

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New to ‘Centrebus’ as its 749.

 

The first of ‘Arriva Derby’s allocation of single deck buses that I have seen in the new livery.

 

YR59 NNT “Arriva Midlands’ No. 3513 New 2017 livery Scania K230UB / Wright on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

FJ58 KXR ‘Arriva Midlands’ No. 4217 Volvo B9TL / Wright Gemini Eclipse

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

I have included this for old times sake because according to my reckoning this is the last of its type in the old livery on deckers in Derby.

 

FJ58 KXR ‘Arriva Midlands’ No. 4217 Volvo B9TL / Wright Gemini Eclipse on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’