Nick Rice captured a 'new' Dennis Dart now operating for Target Travel:
For a long time now Target have operated their 53 service with a Marshall Dart and step Dart the latter one of the last remaining chances to ride a step Pointer here in Plymouth. Looks like that will be a rarity now as Target have acquired this ex Quantock Pointer 2 Dart which was new to Lothian. It looks the part and sounds excellent!
© Nick Rice (cc)
Presumably it will soon receive Target Travel green logos
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