11 August 2011

Just a few weeks later

One of the buses on display at the bus rally last month was this modern low floor bus. It had just been purchased from Stagecoach into preservation by James Pratt and was show partially rubbed down and not looking that good at all...
Stagecoach Devon 701 P701BTA
Whgat a difference a couple of weeks later...
DSCF2657 ©James Pratt
She looks fantastic and is a real credit to James. It was a shame that the Plymouth Rally was a few weeks too early but I am sure she will be back! Congratulations to James for a job well done.

Related Links

  • James Photo stream - lots more photos of 701! Flickr

Elsewhere on the net

  • Turmoil on the streets and stock exchange there may be but Omnibuses’ Northern Correspondent reports on one part of the UK where matters are definitely smooth & calm. Omnibuses
  • When the London Tilbury and Southend Railway opened its more direct route via Upminster in 1885, a station was built at Dagenham, on the Rainham Road, later the A112. Public Transport Experience
  • Local Malta manufacturer Scarnif from Luqa used mechanical units from imported ERF trucks and including them into new build coaches calling them Optimal. They mostly had Cummins L10 engines. Eight were used in Gozo, whilst three more were on Malta. TGP Photos Unlimited
  • Regular readers will remember that, from 24th July, Stagecoach and First shook hands, kissed, made friends and started JOINTLY operating the busy cross-city bus route between Fulwood, Sheffield and Halfway as service 120. Public Transport Experience
  • On Sunday 7th August the long awaited and heavily criticised Cambridgeshire Guided Busway or The Busway as it has become know finally opened for business. Andys Bus Blog
  • A coachload of elderly and infirm people from the Nottingham area arrive in Plymouth on a sunny day for a game of bowls on The Hoe before heading off to sink The Spanish Armada. Busworld Photography

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