18 August 2014

Life After Brief Life in Plymouth

Rodney Smith paid a visit to the Chambers depot yesterday and spotted an imposter...
The Go Ahead London red Plaxton double decker is former Plymouth Citybus 450 X507EGK one of several wich have been sold on recently. It never got to see proper service in Plymouth so never recieved Citybus livery. Ironically if it stays at Chambers then its likely to receive the current Chambers livery which is pretty much the old "new" livery of Plymouth Citybus! P1060351 I spy with my little eye © Rodney Smith - with permission
Plymouth Citybus did use her on school service for a short while when it ran signed up for Schools 103 as caught on camera by Richard Smith...
Plymouth Citybus 450
©Richard Smith
Its not yet known what has caused the change of plans by Plymouth Citybus. There are rumours that somewhat newer double deckers have been sourced from within Go Ahead but as yet nothing has been confirmed. Watch this space!

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  1. With 450 and others being sold on by Citybus and other Presidents not given a fleet number could they be on the way out as well?.Also,when a bus is transferred within a bus group is it a "paperwork exercise" or is money actually paid for it?.Could someone please enlighten me it's something I've always wondered about.

  2. Noted withdrawn Darts 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 215 & 216 parked in the Lower Yard with President Y731TGH today (Monday 18th). Darts 1 & 4 were still in the Raised Depot.

  3. Generally the book value if the bus just transfers with the bus.

  4. An interesting selection of tree guards on this batch of Presidents. I wonder which works the best. I can't imagine the style with the cross pole low down is all that effective with branches that mainly strike the top corners of double deck buses.


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