26 October 2011

In the beginning...

©Bryan Smith
”Parked in Bretonside bus station, Plymouth on 4 September 1989 was Duple bodied Dennis Dart G541 JBV. Owned by Duple Coachbuilders, it was on hire to Plymouth CityBus. To its left are CityBus East Lancs Atlanteans TTT 164X (nearest to it) and VJY 139V.”

Citybus have had a long tradition of borrowing demonstrators of just about every flavour of new bus that’s going, and then ordering ‘same again please’ but every now and again something special comes along and succeeds. When G541JBV was photographed I dont suppose for one minute anyone had any idea of just how successful the Dennis Dart was going to be and just what an impact it was going to have on the streets of Plymouth (and just about everywhere else!) 


Thanks to Bryan for the photo more on his Flickr pages here

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1 comment:

  1. Ohhh I love this buses! These are full of history, they must be declared a national treasure.


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