21 April 2006

Plymouth goes to Darlington

© Mark Harrington

Thanks to Mark Harrington for allowing me to post this photo of his. It shows one of the first generation minibuses to hit Plymouth - the Renault S56 which were purchased in bulk in 1986 and saw off many of the older double deckers. Shame! They started off in his bland livery too which didn't help one bit. The ride quality was really bad too. They didn't last too long and the Mercedes 709s which started to arrive in 1990 were a lot better, and there are still a fair few left in service today.
This picture is even more interesting as it was taken in Darlington in 1989. Presumably on loan to the local municipal bus company.


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