22 June 2010

Celebrating National Service

PCT Leyland National 70+72 - Ply., Garage PCT - 07-1982 (1) ©Jos Van Hemert: PCT Leyland National 70+72 - Ply., Garage PCT - 07-1982
It seems so long ago that Plymouth Citybus had a large Leyland National fleet. Never much loved when they were around (by Citybus at least) yet these days a ride on one is a real treat! These buses did seem to have a good turn of speed which was always lacking on the Atlanteans. The suspension was something else - if you sat on the back seat you were bounced around so much you needed travel sickness tablets!
Sadly none of the Plymouth Nationals seem to have survived, even though most of them were eagerly snapped up by other operators when Citybus disposed of them at quite a young age. More of Jos' photos on his Fotopic site
A Transport of Delight: Eurotunnel buy GBrF

Twitter 21 June:
PLYMOUTH CITYBUS: Road closed due to burst water main, Tamerton Foliot Rd at Whitleigh Cross. Services 40,41,46&47 diverted to and from Looseleigh Ln.

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