28 January 2013

Incoming First 32754

Another one of the incoming Dennis Tridents we are seeing back in Plymouth after their spell away in Weymouth:

First 32754 X504BFJ
©Richard Smith
Before that it was in Weymouth
First 32754 (X504 BFJ) [cc] Ian Kirby Weymouth 12 October 2012
And of course before that was a North Devon bus:
X504 BFJ
[cc]Nick Rice 28 October 2006

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1 comment:

  1. Interesting to compare First "Goldline" with Stagecoach "Gold". I know which one I'd rather have. It is a pretty depressing situation that X reg deckers are actually worth celebrating. One day first may invest like Stagecoach but I doubt it sadly.


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