06 March 2015

Spot the Connection

20th February 2015.
5 buses with one (tenuous) connection
First 40002 S764RNE First 32819 T819LLC First 32760 WA54OLR Target Travel 15 YJ55YHM Plymouth Citybus 024 R124OFJ


  1. They all have there headlights on? To obvious I guess.

  2. They are all on the same roundabout? Lol

  3. I was going to say sumit about route branding but can figure out the 83 or pcb. On another note has anyone seen the hitler video that depicted hitler as Richard Stevens MD PCB so funny but so true. Lol

    1. i didnt depict richard stevens as hitler at all. it was a comparison to germany trying to take over the world, like citybus are taking over plymouth. richard actually thought it was brilliant! only took me 10 mins.

  4. they all have yellow backs on the mirror's?

  5. First picture has Torpoint branding, vehicle used on a Plymouth service.
    Second has First Kernow but operating the 83.
    Third is a Park and Ride branded vehicle on Normal stopping service to Torpoint.
    Fourth branded for Northern Connect operating services to Plympton.
    And finally Plymouth Citybus operating to Cornwall.

    1. spot on!
      all are either branded but on wrong route, or not branded for the route they are on.

  6. Of course, 32760 used to be used regularly on Torpoint services as shown here


    An then got a repaint to this


    And now carries the pink front as shown above

  7. Here, just to widen the topic of buses in different liveries/odd places, here are some oddities that occured

    Mercedes K608 ORL on the usual Double Decker route of X80

    Who remembers these in green?

    Who remembers these buses?

    And this ex-Plymouth bus was in the desert, as featured on Plymouth Transit in 2006

    A trip back in time with CityBus 27

    And finally ex-Plymouth P436ORL in four situations, 1) branded for 5&6 but on 187, 2) in the snow after transfer to Eastern Counties, 3) Branded for Saltash routes 1&2 but on X10 and 4) branded for 1&2 and on 77

  8. that park and ride bus is still based in torpoint and usd on torpoint routes mainly
    think it been painted in park and ride fleet just show first run it

    1. It's painted for park and ride because torpoint drivers have some trips on park and ride in their duties. Actually quite sensible for first.

  9. A couple of days ago I was at the George P&R waiting for the Target Travel bus to Derriford - a pink-fronted bus headed north on the main road (Tavistock?), while a 93-branded bus came in for the PR1. But at least your pictures show that it is not only First which has a problem.

    Incidentally, waiting at Derriford to go back, a First 15 stopped well out in the road, was ignored and left empty. I got on the Target PR3 which went up to the George with a standing load. They appear to be serving Marjons by turning round at the airport.

  10. Here are some more picture of Ex-First Devon and Cornwall Buses

    42439 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/46986413@N07/16558444456/
    42439 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/46986413@N07/16539166361/
    42439 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/46986413@N07/16468414881/
    42439 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/46986413@N07/16421833046/

    42439 is now in perservation

    42440 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/46986413@N07/16354591529/

    42447 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/iow_sparky/4080965215/

    42446 - http://eastnorfolkbus.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/my-first-my-last.html

    34001, 34003, 34004 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/40121963@N03/12085530175

    6643 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/29197902@N06/favorites/with/2286723472/lightbox/

    6618 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/29197902@N06/favorites/with/4841088695/lightbox/

    This number plate ended up on 40583 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/29197902@N06/favorites/with/4841078533/lightbox/

    This is now in Plymouth operating with Jacketts - https://www.flickr.com/photos/29197902@N06/favorites/with/10606189625/lightbox/

    34750 - Before - https://www.flickr.com/photos/29197902@N06/favorites/with/10910216885/lightbox/
    34750 - After - https://www.flickr.com/photos/29197902@N06/favorites/with/10913362703/lightbox/

  11. Anyone know what's nice for swoops with CityBus. 39 is done, it was said it was 42, but that is on the road today. And 221 has been completed too

    1. well i know that the chatter bus is now done and should be ready to be used. the driver training buses will have their own livery when all of the normal buses are done. also they are thinking of the Go Cornwall Buses being swooped as a priority


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