Wednesday, 31 October 2018

‘Scene’ at Euro Bus Expo 2018 /2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

One of a small number of blogs featuring buses that caught my eye appearing at the NEC at ‘Euro Bus Expo 2018’.

 

More tomorrow!

 

The high window line together with the ‘Z’ side flashes and with the theatre seating plus black paint finish make for a very distinctive coach.

 

Volvo 9900 /1

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

 

Volvo 9900 /1 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Volvo 9900 /2

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

 

Volvo 9900 /2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Volvo 9900 /3

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

 

Volvo 9900 /3 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Volvo 9900 /4

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

 

Volvo 9900 /4 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Volvo 9900 /5

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

 

The drivers work place.

 

Volvo 9900 /5 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Volvo 9900 /6

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

 

The passenger ‘cabin’.

 

The theatre seating might not look obvious but each row of seats is slightly higher than the row in front. Look how the seats relate to the windows.

 

Volvo 9900 /6 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

‘Scene’ at Euro Bus Expo 2018 /1 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’


 

The first of a small number of blogs featuring buses that caught my eye appearing at the NEC at ‘Euro Bus Expo 2018’.

 

More tomorrow!

 

BYD / Alexander Dennis Ltd. ENVIRO200EV /1 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

BYD / Alexander Dennis Ltd. ENVIRO200EV /2

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

 

BYD / Alexander Dennis Ltd. ENVIRO200EV /2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

BYD / Alexander Dennis Ltd. ENVIRO200EV /3

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

 

Shown together with its charging equipment.

 

BYD / Alexander Dennis Ltd. ENVIRO200EV /3 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

BYD / Alexander Dennis Ltd.ENVIRO200EV /4

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

 

The interior.


BYD / Alexander Dennis Ltd. ENVIRO200EV /4 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Friday, 26 October 2018

‘Scene’ in Derby once more on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

It has been a while since I was in Derby to look at the transport scene so today being bright, sunny and cold seemed ideal for a little wander with the camera.

 

‘trentbarton’ (tb) continue to introduce new Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E20D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 200MMC’s. 

 

The latest route to receive them being the i4 one of a number of routes linking Derby with Nottingham.

 

These new buses carry ‘Barton Buses Ltd.’ legal titling which I believe is usual for buses based at (tb)s Nottingham depot. A nice link to the companies past.

 

The previous buses on the route were Optare Tempo SR’s which seem to have had a troubled time with ‘tb’ and have been replaced after only six years.

 

Only last year Optare provided a MetroCity to cover for the Tempo SR’s going back to Optare for rectification work. See blog dated 14/04/2017.

 

YX68 ULE ‘trentbarton’ No. 133 ‘i4’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E20D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 200MMC

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

 

YX68 ULE ‘trentbarton’ No. 133 ‘i4’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E20D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 200MMC on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YX68 ULF ‘trentbarton’ No. 134 ‘i4’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E20D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 200MMC

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

 

YX68 ULF ‘trentbarton’ No. 134 ‘i4’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E20D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 200MMC on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 



YX68 ULG ‘trentbarton’ No. 135 ‘i4’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E20D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 200MMC

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

 

YX68 ULG ‘trentbarton’ No. 135 ‘i4’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E20D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 200MMC on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 



YX68 ULH ‘trentbarton’ No. 136 ‘i4’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E20D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 200MMC

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

 

YX68 ULH ‘trentbarton’ No. 136 ‘i4’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E20D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 200MMC on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

Another newcomer was.

 

BF68 ZFY ‘Dunn Motor Traction’ Ltd.’ No. 5103. Mercedes- Benz Tourismo

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

 

‘Dunn Motor Traction’ Ltd.’ being the operator of ‘yourbus’ of Heanor.

 

The only identification on the vehicle being the legal titling and the fleetnumber.

 

BF68 ZFY ‘Dunn Motor Traction’ Ltd.’ No. 5103. Mercedes- Benz Tourismo on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Also in Derby today were.

 

V304 EAK ‘Skills Coaches’ No. D12. Scania N113DRB / East Lancs Cityzen

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

 

New to ‘Jones’. Pontypridd. It has also had spell with ‘Shamrock Travel’ and ‘Veolia’ and is now part of ‘Skills’ contract fleet.

 

V304 EAK ‘Skills Coaches’ No. D12. Scania N113DRB / East Lancs Cityzen on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

V351 DLU ‘Harpurs Coaches’, Derby. Volvo Olympian / Alexander RH

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

 

New to ‘Dublin Bus’ registered 99-D-581.

 

V351 DLU ‘Harpurs Coaches’, Derby. Volvo Olympian / Alexander RH on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

TFA 13 ‘Midland Classic’ No.55, ‘Stevensons of Uttoxeter & Burton’. Scania N94UD / East Lancs

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

 

New as YN54 OAG to ‘London Sovereign’ as it No. SLE5 and painted into the livery of the former Burton on Trent area operator ‘Stevensons of Spath’.

 

Working on service X39 which appears to be a contract route run from Derby to the ‘Boots’ facility in Burton.

 

A rather ‘snatched’ image included because of its interest.

 

TFA 13 ‘Midland Classic’ No.55, ‘Stevensons of Uttoxeter & Burton’. Scania N94UD / East Lancs on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

‘Scene’ in Chester, ARRIVA on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

An interesting City from a transport point of view where there is usually something different to enjoy.

 

CX17 BYB ‘ARRIVA Cymru’ No. 1001, ‘Sapphire’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400City

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

 

CX17 BYB ‘ARRIVA Cymru’ No. 1001, ‘Sapphire’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400City on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

CX15 BXY ‘ARRIVA Cymru’ No. 4645, ‘Sapphire’. ‘ADL’ E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400

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

 

CX15 BXY ‘ARRIVA Cymru’ No. 4645, ‘Sapphire’. ‘ADL’ E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

CX61 CDE ‘ARRIVA Cymru’ No. 4481 ‘CYMRU Coastliner’. VDL DB300 / Wright Gemini 2

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

 

CX61 CDE ‘ARRIVA Cymru’ No. 4481 ‘CYMRU Coastliner’. VDL DB300 / Wright Gemini 2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 



CX54 DKE ‘ARRIVA Cymru’ No. 2490. VDL SB120 / Wright Cadet

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

 

CX54 DKE ‘ARRIVA Cymru’ No. 2490. VDL SB120 / Wright Cadet on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 



CX07 CTO ‘ARRIVA Cymru’ No. 2647. VDL SB200 / Wright Pulsar

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

 

CX07 CTO ‘ARRIVA Cymru’ No. 2647. VDL SB200 / Wright Pulsar on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 



CX12 DTN ‘ARRIVA Cymru’ No.3146.  VDL SB200 / Wright Pulsar

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

 

CX12 DTN ‘ARRIVA Cymru’ No.3146.  VDL SB200 / Wright Pulsar on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 



CX58 EUB ‘ARRIVA Cymru’ No. 674. Optare Solo M950SL

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

 

CX58 EUB ‘ARRIVA Cymru’ No. 674. Optare Solo M950SL on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Sunday, 21 October 2018

‘Scene’ in Chesterfield, ‘stagecoachgold’ on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

‘Stagecoach in Chesterfield’ which is part of ‘Stagecoach Yorkshire’ has run ‘Gold’ branded buses on its service X17 from Matlock, via Chesterfield to Sheffield for some years.

 

Recent improvements on the service have seen it extended from Sheffield to Barnsley where ‘Stagecoach Yorkshire’ has its headquarters.

 

At the same time, new vehicles have been introduced to run the service.

 

SK68 LUH ‘Yorkshire Traction’ No. 11119, ‘stagecoachgold X17’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC 

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


SK68 LUH ‘Yorkshire Traction’ No. 11119, ‘stagecoachgold X17’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC  on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 


SK68 LUL ‘Yorkshire Traction’ No. 11121, ‘stagecoachgold  X17’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC  

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



SK68 LUL ‘Yorkshire Traction’ No. 11121, ‘stagecoachgold  X17’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC   on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

SK68 LUF ‘Yorkshire Traction’ No. 11118, ‘stagecoachgold X17’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC /1

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


SK68 LUF ‘Yorkshire Traction’ No. 11118, ‘stagecoachgold X17’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC /1 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 


SK68 LUF ‘Yorkshire Traction’ No. 11118, ‘stagecoachgold  X17’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC /2

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


SK68 LUF ‘Yorkshire Traction’ No. 11118, ‘stagecoachgold  X17’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC /2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 


SK68 LUT ‘Yorkshire Traction’ No. 11125, ‘stagecoachgold . Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC

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

 

This bus does not carry the X17 branding.

 

SK68 LUT ‘Yorkshire Traction’ No. 11125, ‘stagecoachgold . Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’  This bus does not carry the X17 branding.

 

 

 As a footnote to the above. Some of the ‘gold’ liveried buses previously used on the X17 have been cascaded to run on service 50a which runs from Chesterfield to Sheffield via Eckington.

 

YN64 AOA ‘’Yorkshire Traction’ No. 15190 ‘ ‘stagecoachgold’. Scania N230UD / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400

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




YN64 AOA ‘’Yorkshire Traction’ No. 15190 ‘ ‘stagecoachgold’. Scania N230UD / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’


Thursday, 18 October 2018

‘Scene’ in Bury. Coaches on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

One of Bury’s major attractions is its Market which advertises itself as being the best in the country.

 

Other towns may dispute that but it is a good market and as such it attracts people and the coaches they travel in.

 

YN07 LDK ‘Oakleaf Coaches’. Scania K114EB4 / Irizar Century

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New to ‘Clarkes’, Sydenham.

 

YN07 LDK ‘Oakleaf Coaches’. Scania K114EB4 / Irizar Century on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

YN08 DGY ‘GrayShells Travel’. Scania K340EB4 / Irizar PB

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New to ‘Euroview’, Dereham, Norfolk.

 

YN08 DGY ‘GrayShells Travel’. Scania K340EB4 / Irizar PB on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

2 HXA ‘The Travellers Choice’, Carnforth. Volvo B12B / Jonckheere SHV

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New as PN10 GJU.

 

2 HXA ‘The Travellers Choice’, Carnforth. Volvo B12B / Jonckheere SHV on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

PE12 OXJ ‘Voel’, Dyserth, North Wales. Neoplan Tourliner

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New to ‘City Circle’, Hayes, Middlesex.

 

PE12 OXJ ‘Voel’, Dyserth, North Wales. Neoplan Tourliner on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

RB16 ANT ‘Anthony’s Travel’, Runcorn. MAN 19.360 / Barbi Galileo

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

RB16 ANT ‘Anthony’s Travel’, Runcorn. MAN 19.360 / Barbi Galileo on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

MXI 221 ‘Maxfields’, Sheffield. SETRA  S415GT-HD

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New as BX07 NLR to ‘Dodsworth’s, Boroughbridge.

 

MXI 221 ‘Maxfields’, Sheffield. SETRA  S415HD-GT on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

Monday, 15 October 2018

‘Scene’ when Derby Railway Station was ‘Bustituted’ 2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Derby railway station has been closed for major refurbishment work since July which will continue through to October.

 

Travellers through Derby have found that they have had to switch to buses and coaches for the onward journeys.

 

The operation seems to have been well organised with a selection of vehicles from a wide range of operators being used.

 

For earlier blogs on this subject see blog published 18/08/2018 and 28/09/2018. 

 

FJ10 OXNMidland General Omnibus Company Ltd’ No. 73. Scania K3201B4 / Irizar i4

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

 

Although some published records show this bus as being oerated by ‘notts+derby’.

 

The legal titling clearly shows the operator as being MGOC.

 

The livery is the debranded form of ‘trentbarton’s ‘skylink express’.

 

FJ10 OXN ‘Midland General Omnibus Company Ltd’. Scania K3201B4 / Irizar i4 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

H9 UKA ‘Hamiltons Coaches’, Kettering. Volvo B12 / Jonkheere

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


H9 UKA ‘Hamiltons Coaches’, Kettering. Volvo B12 / Jonkheere on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

SN61 ABV ‘Hunters’, Leeds. VDL / BOVA FHD127/365

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

 

New to ‘AAA’ Kirknewton, Scotland.

 

SN61 ABV ‘Hunters’, Leeds. VDL / BOVA FHD127/365 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

TT06 PSW ‘Paul S. Winson’, Loughborough. Volvo B12B / Jonkheere Mistral

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

 

TT06 PSW ‘Paul S. Winson’, Loughborough. Volvo B12B / Jonkheere Mistral on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

B11 PSV ‘Freeway Coaches’, Pinxton, Notts. Volvo B12B / Sunsundegui Sideral

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

 

New as FJ55 YCF to ‘Dunn-Line’, Notts as its No. 5503.

 

B11 PSV ‘Freeway Coaches’, Pinxton, Notts. Volvo B12B / Sunsundegui Sideral on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

V20 YAL ‘Nottingham Coaches’. Scania / Van Hool Alizee

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

 

Formerly woth ‘York Pullman’ and ‘Blue Sky Coaches’.

 

V20 YAL ‘Nottingham Coaches’. Scania / Van Hool Alizee on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

FN02 RXC Operator not known. MAN 18.310 / Caetano

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

 

New to ‘Clarkson’, Barrow.

 

Wearing the livery of ‘Premiere Travel’ of Nottingham who went out of business in 2013.

 

It appears to have been repainted into this livery fairly recently because in 2015 it was seen in ‘Swan Street Coaches’ colours.

 

FN02 RXC Operator not known. MAN 18.310 / Caetano on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

WK66 JPF ‘Tiger European’. Ford Transit

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

 

WK66 JPF ‘Tiger European’. Ford Transit on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Thursday, 11 October 2018

‘Scene’ in ‘Stagecoach’ service, YN05 XNZ on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

I never thought that when I photographed YN05 XNZ at Rowsley some years ago in its glorious ‘Chesterfield Transport’ green and cream livery that it would ever re-appear in ‘Stagecoach’ fleet livery.

 

I thought that the next time it would make the news was when it was withdrawn and probably scrapped.

 

But no! Not only repainted in group livery but repainted in a revised group livery which shows less dark blue and more white at the front.

 

The overall effect being to lighten the buses appearance considerably.

 

YN05 XNZ ‘ Yorkshire Traction’ No. 34720, ‘Chesterfield Transport’. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2 /1

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

 

YN05 XNZ ‘ Yorkshire Traction’ No. 34720, ‘Chesterfield Transport’. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2 /1 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YN05 XNZ ‘ Yorkshire Traction’ No. 34720, ‘Chesterfield Transport’. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2 /2

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

 

YN05 XNZ ‘ Yorkshire Traction’ No. 34720, ‘Chesterfield Transport’. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2 /2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YN05 XNZ ‘ Yorkshire Traction’ No. 34720. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2 /1 

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

 

YN05 XNZ ‘ Yorkshire Traction’ No. 34720. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2 /1  on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YN05 XNZ ‘ Yorkshire Traction’ No. 34720. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2 /2 

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

 

YN05 XNZ ‘ Yorkshire Traction’ No. 34720. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2 /2  on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YN05 XNZ ‘ Yorkshire Traction’ No. 34720. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2 /3

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

 

YN05 XNZ ‘ Yorkshire Traction’ No. 34720. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2 /3 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Monday, 8 October 2018

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

I was a great fan of the old Bolton Bus Station which was typically 1950’s ish. Buses were easy to see and photograph.

 

The new ‘Interchange’ which opened in 2017 is very modern, mostly indoors behind glass but not in my view very photographer friendly.

 

Still, here goes.

 

M522 WHF ‘Arriva’ North West’ No. 8232 ‘Arriva Training Bus’. Volvo B10B / Wright Endurance

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

 

New to ‘Merseyside’. Then ‘MTL’ as its No. 6522.

 

M522 WHF ‘Arriva’ North West’ No. 8232 ‘Arriva Training Bus’. Volvo B10B / Wright Endurance on ’Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 


LJ03 MVU ‘Vision / UK Coachways’. DAF DB250 / Wright Gemini

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

New to ‘Arriva London South’ as its No. DW7.

It has also carried the former Routemaster registration WLT 807 (RM 807) in London.

 

LJ03 MVU ‘Vision / UK Coachways’. DAF DB250 / Wright Gemini on ’Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

PN57 NFC ‘Diamond North West’ No. 30919. Scania K230UB / East Lancs Esteem

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

 

New to ‘PrestonBus’ as its No. 209.

 

PN57 NFC ‘Diamond North West’ No. 30919. Scania K230UB / East Lancs Esteem on ’Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Y951 CSF ‘First Manchester’ No. 62241. Volvo B10BLE / Wright Renown

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

 

New to ‘Midland Bluebird’, Scotland as its No. 1224.

 

Y951 CSF ‘First Manchester’ No. 62241. Volvo B10BLE / Wright Renown on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

DK55 FXB ‘ARRIVA North West’ No. 2517. VDL SB120 / Wright Cadet

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

 

New to ‘ARRIVA Merseyside’.

 

DK55 FXB ‘ARRIVA North West’ No. 2517. VDL SB120 / Wright Cadet on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’


At this stage, I gave up on the bus station and took to the streets.

YJ12 GXK ‘Cumfybus’. Optare Solo M810H

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

 

YJ12 GXK ‘Cumfybus’. Optare Solo M810H on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 



YJ12 GXK ‘Cumfybus’. Optare Solo M810H

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


SN13 CJZ ‘First Manchester’ No. 67404. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E30D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 300 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 


YJ11 ENT ‘Cumfybus’. Optare Versa V970H

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

 

New to ‘Maytree Travel’, Bolton.

 

YJ11 ENT ‘Cumfybus’. Optare Versa V970H on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 




KX06 TYF ‘Vision / UK Coachways’. Optare Solo M850

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

 

New to ‘Stagecoach United Counties’ as its No. 47338.

 

KX06 TYF ‘Vision / UK Coachways’. Optare Solo M850 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 


CX54 DLK ‘ARRIVA North West’ No. 2503. VDL SB120 / Wright Cadet

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

 

CX54 DLK ‘ARRIVA North West’ No. 2503. VDL SB120 / Wright Cadet on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 MX12 KWA ‘ARRIVA North West’ No. 3128. VDL SB200/Wright Pulsar

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

 

New to ‘TGM’ (Telling Golden Miller) group. ‘TGM’ have been part of the ‘ARRIVA’ since 2007.

 

MX12 KWA ‘ARRIVA North West’ No. 3128. VDL SB200/Wright Pulsar on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’