26 February 2013

Life after Plymouth D107LTA

Thanks again to Michael Wadman for another of those wonderful little breadvans that plied the streets of Plymouth for far too long!

©Michael Wadman
Fosseway D107 LTA Former Plymouth Citybus Dodge S56 / Reeve Burgess Service 234 Trowbridge 7th January 1999

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    1. To be annoyingly pedantic, "breadvans" usually referred to the very basic 12 seater van conversions first flaunted by Harry Blunder (whoops, Blundred) n Devon. I think your Plymothian Dodge Reeve Burgess was BUILT as a bus. A few weeks ago, I may have sent you a picture of fleet number 3 from the same batch in service in Plymouth?

      1. well yes you are right, but then these 'buses' reminded me much more of breadvans as I remember them than the Transits ever did. The 'breadvan' conversions Mercedes L608Ds that Western National used were smaller and had a lot less room in them but were a lot more comfortable as they had some sort of suspension system, something that the Dodges never seemed to have! You did indeed send number 3 - I think I have it ready to post somewhere...

    2. mike hudson PCTPG26 February 2013 at 18:35

      I found D143 LTA on you tube in a van banger race in arlington in may 2012! It looked pretty straight to start with.... by the end it was nothing but a chassis! We thought it was scrapped! if anyone sees a ex plymouth dodge anywhere in uk please contact PCTPG!

    3. Here are some links of interest to ex plymouth dodges:

      105 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/bussen_in_nijmegen_nederland_en_europa/5761193543/in/photostream
      107 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/33672038@N05/4838486025/
      124 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/33672038@N05/4838477919/in/photostream/
      126 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/33672038@N05/4838486025/in/photostream/
      138 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/leyland_tiger/5427409603/in/faves-tswtoday/
      160 - http://www.showbus.com/gallery/wales/cardiff5.htm
      170 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/bussen_in_nijmegen_nederland_en_europa/5761741016/
      172 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/45726467@N02/5438751463/in/faves-tswtoday/
      173 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/jncarter1962/7094485771/in/faves-tswtoday/
      128, 173, 174 - http://www.picssr.com/photos/77010173@N06/popular-interesting and possibly others - http://www.flickr.com/photos/77010173@N06/6815446044

      This is an interesting one too - a VW Citybus Shuttle - http://www.flickr.com/photos/bussen_in_nijmegen_nederland_en_europa/5761196741/

      Mercedes 236 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/33672038@N05/6702185233/in/faves-tswtoday/
      Mercedes 258 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/david-94/4467744541/in/faves-tswtoday/
      Mercedes 275 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/27379847@N06/5901922326/in/faves-tswtoday/
      Mercedes 206 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/30109352@N00/6095920767/in/faves-tswtoday/ or http://www.flickr.com/photos/41302931@N03/4990624904/in/faves-tswtoday/
      Mercedes 214 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/ian_simpson/2981615092/in/faves-tswtoday/
      Mercedes 268 - sad end! - http://www.flickr.com/photos/45168281@N05/6866090266/in/faves-tswtoday/

      This first bus is now in preservation i think - http://www.flickr.com/photos/49492308@N08/5448916962/in/pool-908467@N24/

    4. Here are a few more:

      Dodge 112 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rtwelshbuses/5461219128/in/photostream
      Dodge 130 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/25356642@N03/4451310426
      Dodge 141 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/didbygraham/2305266992/
      Dodge 144 - Anyone for tea? - http://www.flickr.com/photos/53507315@N06/4951231288
      Dodge 162 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicksbuscoach/5533210510/

      Mercedes 257 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/tswtoday/favorites/with/4670707160/lightbox/

      This one is now with Target Travel - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rtwelshbuses/5462744337/in/photostream

    5. Here is another bus now with Target http://www.flickr.com/photos/tgphotos/1232811289/in/photostream/


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