12 September 2011

Brand New Citycoach BX61DKV

Plymouth Citybus 318                     ©Denis Smith
Thanks to Denis I can bring a decent shot of the newest coach for Citycoach now in full livery. The more I see this livery the more I like it.


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    1. Shame, i thought it would have the new look Panther front end

    2. I see that the 03 plate coaches are now on the JSK plates

    3. I think that both of the new coaches are 'old stock' built a couple of years ago so presumably were available at a much better price than the newer model. To most of their passengers this wont be an issue as long as the coaches are comfortable they really wont care that a slightly better looking version is now available.


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