Saturday, 14 January 2017

‘Scene’ Out and About on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Most of my regular readers will know that from time to time, I publish blogs that illustrate a series of articles about days out by bus.

 

These are written for a local community magazine that is circulated locally around the part of Derbyshire where I live.

 

It is called ‘all Things Local’, which is published bi-monthly and generally runs to about 10,000 copies per print run.

 

All these days out involve a degree of research which generally starts with maps and timetables and eventually requires a day out for me (and sometimes my wife Barbara) to make sure that all goes well.

 

I have recently researched a day out that took me from home to Derby, onto Loughborough, then Melton Mowbray and back via Nottingham.

 

Some of what I saw along the way were.

 

 

‘trentbarton’ have recently put 8 Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) Enviro 200MMC’s on its ‘the mickleover‘ service (see blog published 09/12/2016).

 

However, this was the first time I had seen this particular vehicle.

 

YX66 WLR ‘trentbarton’ No. 105 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200MMC

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

 

YX66 WLR ‘trentbarton’ No. 105 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200MMC on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Similarly, Heanor based ‘yourbus’ have put a batch of ‘ADL’ Enviro 200’s into service. 

 

These being to Euro 5 specification with the old style of bodywork. (See blog published 24/11/2016).

 

This again was the first time I had seen this particuler vehicle.

 

 

SN66 WLL ‘yourbus’ No. 1404 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200

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

 

SN66 WLL ‘yourbus’ No. 1404 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

My journey to Loughborough, courtesy of ‘Kinchbus’ was on,

 

BX64 WJD ‘Kinchbus’ No. 913 Mercedes-Benz Citaro

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

 

BX64 WJD ‘Kinchbus’ No. 913 Mercedes-Benz Citaro on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Loughborough usually produces something from the always immaculate fleet of Paul S. Winson  (PSW) and today was no exception.

 

Originally T420 XVO, with ‘Nottingham City Transport’ then YNR 778 with ‘PSW’ it eventually became T8 PSW.

 

T8 PSW ‘Paul S. Winson’ No. 115 Dennis Trident / East Lancs Lolyne

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

 

T8 PSW ‘Paul S. Winson’ No. 115 Dennis Trident / East Lancs Lolyne on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Also seen in Loughborough was, this former ‘trentbarton’ bus which also had a spell with the associated ‘TM Travel’ company.

 

FE02 KFJ ‘Kinchbus’ No. 460 Optare Solo

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

 

FE02 KFJ ‘Kinchbus’ No. 460 Optare Solo on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Market day generally brings this into town,

 

YX60 DZW ‘Soar Valley Bus’ FIAT / Bluebird Orion

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

 

YX60 DZW ‘Soar Valley Bus’ FIAT / Bluebird Orion on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

My transport to Melton Mowbray was provided by ‘Centrebus’ on this bus which was bought from the previously mentioned ‘PSW’ in 2015.

 

FN09 FSO ‘Centrebus’ No. 511 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200

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

 

FN09 FSO ‘Centrebus’ No. 511 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 Melton Mowbray, is an interesting town in bus terms and will appear in a blog of its own in the future.

 

The only route operated by ‘Arriva’ is No. 5A and it goes to Leicester. I saw three departures which were all operated by ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC’s.

 

YX16 OKB ‘Arriva Midlands’ No. 4524 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 400MMC

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

 

YX16 OKB ‘Arriva Midlands’ No. 4524 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 400MMC on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Working route 8 from Loughborough to Grantham was,

 

YH63 CXC ‘Centrebus’ No. 670 VDL SB180 / MCV Evolution

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

 

YH63 CXC ‘Centrebus’ No. 670 VDL SB180 / MCV Evolution on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Formerly registered J718 KBC when new to ‘Pailton’, Warwickshire in 1992 and a real ‘blast from the past’ was,

 

B3 CEC ‘Viking Travel’ Dennis Javelin / Plaxton Paramount

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

 

B3 CEC ‘Viking Travel’ Dennis Javelin / Plaxton Paramount on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

At this point, rain set in so it was home via Nottingham.

 

 

 

 

Monday, 9 January 2017

‘Scene’, new on ‘trentbarton’s ‘the nines’ on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

I do not usually go out on a cold, wet, miserable winters day taking photographs of buses.

 

However, my local operator ‘trentbarton’ (tb) were placing a batch of 14 new buses on one of my local routes so I felt that if they could make the effort, so could I.

 

The new buses are Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200MMC’s. 

 

They are the second batch of the type to enter service with ‘tb’. The first batch of 8 going onto ‘the mickleover’ just before Christmas 2016. (See blog dated 9/12/2016).

 

YX66 WLW ‘trentbarton’ No. 151 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200MMC

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

 

YX66 WLW ‘trentbarton’ No. 151 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200MMC on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

YX66 WLW ‘trentbarton’ No. 151 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200MMC /2

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

 

YX66 WLW ‘trentbarton’ No. 151 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200MMC /2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 



YX66 WLW ‘trentbarton’ No. 151 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200MMC /3

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

 

YX66 WLW ‘trentbarton’ No. 151 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200MMC /3 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YX66 WLW ‘trentbarton’ No. 151 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200MMC /4

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

 

YX66 WLW ‘trentbarton’ No. 151 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200MMC /4 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

A full broadside image showing the distribution of the livery.

 

YX66 WMP ‘trentbarton’ No. 164 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200MMC /

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

 

YX66 WMP ‘trentbarton’ No. 164 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200MMC / on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

As usual these days, the interior comes with free Wi-fi and USB power.

 

The two pairs of seats at the front of the raised seating section come with what looks like a pulpit which ‘tb’ refer to as a ‘mini bar’.

 

The purpose of which is to enable passengers to locate their electronic devices whilst accessing them.

 

A clever feature which I think will be well used.

 

‘trentbarton’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200MMC / interior 1

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

 

‘trentbarton’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200MMC / interior 1 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 



‘trentbarton’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200MMC / interior 2

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

 

P125 ‘trentbarton’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200MMC / interior 2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’ 0225

 

 

‘trentbarton’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200MMC / interior 3

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

 

‘trentbarton’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200MMC / interior 3 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 5 January 2017

‘Scene’ in Leigh Bus Station Part 2 on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

For part 1 of ‘Scene’ in Leigh Bus Station see Blog posted 22/12/2016

 

On the day that I was there, the most represented of the independant operators in the area were ‘Jim Stones Coaches’.

 

Locally based, the company operates an immaculately kept fleet that is known for its use of ‘quirky’ registrations.

 

The buses are painted in shades of blue which wether it is coincidental or not is the colour that ‘Leigh Corporation Transport’ used nearly 50 years ago.

 


BUS 1N ‘Jim Stones Coaches’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) Enviro 200 on

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


BUS 1N ‘Jim Stones Coaches’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) Enviro 200 on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 


T1 KET ‘Jim Stones Coaches’ ADL Enviro 200 on

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


T1 KET ‘Jim Stones Coaches’ ADL Enviro 200 on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

BUS 15 ‘Jim Stones Coaches’ ADL Enviro 200 on

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


BUS 15 ‘Jim Stones Coaches’ ADL Enviro 200 on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 


BU52 LEE ‘Jim Stones Coaches’ ADL Enviro 200 on

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


BU52 LEE ‘Jim Stones Coaches’ ADL Enviro 200 on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

BUS 51T ‘Jim Stones Coaches’ ADL Enviro 200 on

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


BUS 51T ‘Jim Stones Coaches’ ADL Enviro 200 on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

MK09 YDU ‘Jim Stones Coaches’ ADL Enviro 200 on

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


MK09 YDU ‘Jim Stones Coaches’ ADL Enviro 200 on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’






‘Diamond Bus North West’ were previously known as ‘South Lancs Travel’ (SLT) before becoming part of the ‘Rotala’ group who took over SLT in early 2015 and changed the name.

 

SO65 LSC ‘DIAMOND’ 32220 Wright Streetlite D/F on

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


SO65 LSC ‘DIAMOND’ 32220 Wright Streetlite D/F on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 


SO65 LSC ‘DIAMOND’ 32220 Wright Streetlite D/F /2 on

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


SO65 LSC ‘DIAMOND’ 32220 Wright Streetlite D/F /2 on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

X40 SLT ‘DIAMOND’ 20719 Optare Solo on

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


X40 SLT ‘DIAMOND’ 20719 Optare Solo on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

PK07 YRE ‘DIAMOND’ 20726 Optare Solo on

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


PK07 YRE ‘DIAMOND’ 20726 Optare Solo on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 


 


Monday, 2 January 2017

‘Scene’ in its 50th year @‘Showbus 2016’. ‘Delaine Decker DTL 489D’ on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

‘The Delaine’ working out of Bourne in Lincolnshire has been an independent bus operator going back over a century.

 

‘Buses Illustrated’ for May 1966 drew attention to a new double decker having been delivered to ‘The Delaine’ registered DTL 489D.

 

This was the first rear engined double decker to join the fleet.

 

It was further recorded in the magazine that,

 

   “the superb finish” (of the Willowbrook bodywork) “has to be seen to be believed.”

 

It went on, 

 

    “Surely this must be the most beautifully painted and trimmed Atlantean in the country.”

 

 

It doesn’t look bad now, 50 years later.

 

So here it is, enjoy !

 

 


DTL 489D ‘The Delaine’ No. 60 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2 / Willowbrook

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.co.uk

 

DTL 489D ‘The Delaine’ No. 60 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2 / Willowbrook on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.co.uk’

 

 

DTL 489D ‘The Delaine’ No. 60 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2 / Willowbrook /2

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.co.uk

 

DTL 489D ‘The Delaine’ No. 60 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2 / Willowbrook /2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.co.uk’

 

 

DTL 489D ‘The Delaine’ No. 60 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2 / Willowbrook /3

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.co.uk

 

DTL 489D ‘The Delaine’ No. 60 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2 / Willowbrook /3 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.co.uk’

 




DTL 489D ‘The Delaine’ No. 60 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2 / Willowbrook /4

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.co.uk

 

DTL 489D ‘The Delaine’ No. 60 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2 / Willowbrook /4 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

It is  interesting to note that in an age where bus liveries are changed on a regular basis to ‘refresh the image’ that ‘Delaine’s livery has stayed much as it was over the intervening 50 years as shown by AD65 DBL which was also present at ‘Showbus 2016’.

 

AD65 DBL ‘Delaine Buses’ No. 159 Volvo B5TL / Wright Gemini 3

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.co.uk

 

AD65 DBL ‘Delaine Buses’ No. 159 Volvo B5TL / Wright Gemini 3 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.co.uk’

 

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

‘Scene’ in the Sunshine at Showbus 2016 part 1 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

On what is my last blog of 2016, I would like to wish that all my readers have a Happy and Healthy New Year in 2017.

 

I have done some forward planning for next year which at this stage includes Leicestershire, Devon, Hampshire, Yorkshire and Lancashire together with a trip to Holland.

 

No doubt Derby will again figure large with ‘trentbarton’s new Enviro 200MMC’s on my local ‘the nines’ route being due in the next few weeks.

 

Meanwhile ‘Nottingham City Transport’ will be taking delivery of new gas powered double deckers.

 

Plenty to look forward to then.

 

I would also like to finish the year on a bright note and take my readers back to a day where the sun shone and it was pleasantly warm. 

 

Where there were buses a plenty and all seemed well with the world.

 

Where better than ‘Showbus 2016’ at Donington Park.

 

 


HDK 835 ‘Rochdale Corporation Transport’ No. 835 AEC Regent 3 / East Lancs

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

HDK 835 ‘Rochdale Corporation Transport’ No. 835 AEC Regent 3 / East Lancs on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

New to ‘London Transport’ as LS 432 was.


BYW 432V ‘Pennine Motor Services’ of Gargrave’ No. LN19 Leyland National

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

BYW 432V ‘Pennine Motor Services’ of Gargrave’ No. LN19 Leyland National on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Wearing what I think is the old ‘Wolverhampton Corporation Transport’ livery. ‘WCT’ being part of what became ‘TWM’.

 

E989 VUK  ‘Travel West Midlands’ (TWM) No. 2989 MCW Metrobus Mk. 2

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

E989 VUK  ‘Travel West Midlands’ (TWM) No. 2989 MCW Metrobus Mk. 2 on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

CDK 172L ‘Yelloway’ AEC Reliance / Plaxton Panorama Elite 3

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

CDK 172L ‘Yelloway’ AEC Reliance / Plaxton Panorama Elite 3 on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

One of the all time great coach body designs is.


PUJ 781 ‘Whittle’s Coaches’ Leyland Tiger Cub / Burlingham Seagull

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

PUJ 781 ‘Whittle’s Coaches’ Leyland Tiger Cub / Burlingham Seagull on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Formerly 22728 having been with both ‘Stagecoach North East’ and ‘Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire’.

 

Now preserved.

 

T728 OEF ‘Stagecoach Kingston Upon Hull’ No. 728 MAN 18.220 / Alexander ALX 300

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

T728 OEF ‘Stagecoach Kingston Upon Hull’ No. 728 MAN 18.220 / Alexander ALX 300 on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’





FDB 334C ‘Stockport Corporation’ No. 34 Leyland PD2/40 / East Lancs

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

FDB 334C ‘Stockport Corporation’ No. 34 Leyland PD2/40 / East Lancs on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Seen in ‘National Bus Company’ livery. It later worked for ‘Cumberland Motor Services’.

 

TRN 481V ‘Ribble Motor Services’ No. 1481 Leyland Atlantean AN68/1 / Eastern Coach Works

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

TRN 481V ‘Ribble Motor Services’ No. 1481 Leyland Atlantean AN68/1 / Eastern Coach Works on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

Dating from 1950.

 

JOJ 489 ‘Birmingham City Transport’ No. 2489 Crossley DD42 / Crossley (to BCT design).

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

JOJ 489 ‘Birmingham City Transport’ No. 2489 Crossley DD42 / Crossley (to BCT design). on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Seen in ‘National Bus Company’ ‘Dual Purpose’ livery. Originally delivered in overall NBC white coach livery.


TFM 267K ‘Crosville Motor Services’ No. ERL 267 Bristol RELH6L / Eastern Coach Works

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk



TFM 267K ‘Crosville Motor Services’ No. ERL 267 Bristol RELH6L / Eastern Coach Works on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

New to ‘National Express West Midlands’.

 

R2 NEG ‘midland classic’ DAF DB250LF / Optare Spectra

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

R2 NEG ‘midland classic’ DAF DB250LF / Optare Spectra on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

An early integral bus where the vehicle was chassisless but incorporated the running units from pre war Leyland TD4 buses.

 

 

OKP 980 ‘Maidstone & District’ No. CO 252 Leyland TD4 / Beadle

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

OKP 980 ‘Maidstone & District’ No. CO 252 Leyland TD4 / Beadle on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

Saturday, 24 December 2016

‘Scene’ at the Midland Railway Trust (MRT) at Butterley on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

The ‘MRT’s current lack of steam power has been well documented in the railway press.

 

This has led to the hiring in of suitable locomotives through the summer and autumn to enable advertised steam services to be run.

 

The previous hiring of the ‘Metropolitan Railway’s No 1 was covered in my blog dated 05/04/16.

 

The hiring of L150 a former ‘Great Western Railway’ 2-6-2T Prairie tank loco in ‘London Transport’ livery was covered in my blog dated 04/09 2016.

 

This time it is the turn of another ‘Great Western Railway’ built loco an 0-6-2T tank.

 

No. 5619 a member of the 56XX Class which was built between 1924 and 1928 specificaly for use on the valley lines of South Wales primarily hauling coal.

 



5619 ‘British Railways’ 0-6-2T Class 56XX

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

 

5619 ‘British Railways’ 0-6-2T Class 56XX on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

5619 ‘British Railways’ 0-6-2T Class 56XX /2

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

 

5619 ‘British Railways’ 0-6-2T Class 56XX /2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

Thursday, 22 December 2016

‘Scene’ in Leigh Bus Station Part 1 on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Leigh Bus Station is at the ‘country’ end of the Leigh to Manchester guided ‘Busway’ that was opened in April 2016.

 

20 new Volvo B5LH/Wright Gemini 3’s were purchased specially for the ‘Vantage’ service that runs from Leigh to Manchester.

 


BW65 DCO ‘First Manchester’ 39240 Volvo B5LH / Wright Gemini 3

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


BW65 DCO ‘First Manchester’ 39240 Volvo B5LH / Wright Gemini 3 on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Seen parked up waiting its next turn of duty is,

 

BW65 DCF ‘First Manchester’ 39252 Volvo B5LH / Wright Gemini 3 

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


BW65 DCF ‘First Manchester’ 39252 Volvo B5LH / Wright Gemini 3  on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

The 34/X34 service for which this bus is branded( which is based at Wigan) also operates between Leigh and Manchester using ordinary roads and as a consequence takes longer.


 

SN65 NYZ ‘Stagecoach Manchester’ 10444 Dennis Trident 2 / ADL Enviro400MMC 

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

 

SN65 NYZ ‘Stagecoach Manchester’ 10444 Dennis Trident 2 / ADL Enviro400MMC  on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’


 

 


 

Showing the offside of the 34/X34 branding which displays the route details.

 

SN65 NYY ‘Stagecoach Manchester’ 10443 Dennis Trident 2 / ADL Enviro400MMC 

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


SN65 NYY ‘Stagecoach Manchester’ 10443 Dennis Trident 2 / ADL Enviro400MMC  on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 


MX09 KTD ‘Stagecoach Manchester’ 19522 Dennis Trident 2 / Alexander Enviro 400

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

 

MX09 KTD ‘Stagecoach Manchester’ 19522 Dennis Trident 2 / Alexander Enviro 400 on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

BD11 CEY ‘First Manchester’ 69526 Volvo B7RLE / Wright Eclipse Urban

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


BD11 CEY ‘First Manchester’ 69526 Volvo B7RLE / Wright Eclipse Urban on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 


MX62 LKD ‘Stagecoach Manchester’ 27818 Dennis Enviro 300 / Alexander Enviro 300

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

 

MX62 LKD ‘Stagecoach Manchester’ 27818 Dennis Enviro 300 / Alexander Enviro 300 on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

AE51 RZG ‘Stagecoach Manchester’ 22328 MAN 18.220LF / Alexander ALX300

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


AE51 RZG ‘Stagecoach Manchester’ 22328 MAN 18.220LF / Alexander ALX300 on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 


AE51 RXW ‘Stagecoach Manchester’ 22301 MAN 18.220LF / Alexander ALX300

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


AE51 RXW ‘Stagecoach Manchester’ 22301 MAN 18.220LF / Alexander ALX300 on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

DK09 ELV ‘network warrington’ No. 85 Volvo B7RLE / Wright Eclipse Urban 

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


DK09 ELV ‘network warrington’ No. 85 Volvo B7RLE / Wright Eclipse Urban  on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’